This weekend Jupiter and Saturn will be exactly 180-degrees apart – in other words, they’ll be forming an opposition. It’s a major planetary aspect, and I have been banging on about it for the last couple of years. Disintegration, splitting and economic chaos.
However the Jupiter-Saturn opposition shouldn’t be seen as a single event. Instead, it’s a period of time, that will characterise 2010 and 2011. And because of a phenomenon known as ‘retrograde motion’, whereby planets appear to go backwards from the Earth’s point of view, the Jupiter-Saturn opposition will take place three times.
The first opposition is next weekend. The second is on August 16. The final one is next year, on March 28.
In the build-up to the first opposition, we have indeed seen serious disruption. In Thailand there has been considerable violence, and Bangkok, Thailand’s capital, seems almost a war zone. The events in Thailand mirror what’s been happening in Greece, though of course in Thailand there has been a lot more violence.
We can see the Jupiter-Saturn opposition at work. It’s bringing into the open the tensions in society, and if something’s unworkable, the cracks will become obvious.
As far as my own predictions are concerned, I think I was pretty spot on in highlighting the negative impact that the Jupiter-Saturn opposition would have on European unity, and in particular on the Euro. Indeed for well over a year I’ve been writing about the impending problems that the European currency would be facing.
However where I appear to be getting it wrong is my forecast that global stock markets wouldn’t tank over the early Summer. In retrospect, I really should have been more pessimistic about the lead up to the opposition.
By the way, today the markets were down yet again, apparently as a result of Germany’s ban on the shorting of certain asset classes. Shorting, if you don’t know, is the selling of something you don’t own, in the hope of buying it back cheaper. You therefore hope to profit from falling prices. It’s an activity that’s connected with Saturn, the planet of restriction and pessimism, so in effect the Germans were trying to legislate against Saturn. A bad move.
As far as what’s going to happen next, I really do believe that in the short-term things can’t get much worse. Once the Jupiter-Saturn opposition becomes exact, over the weekend, its power will start to weaken. Jupiter will be moving away from Saturn, and will have greater room to breathe.
Also, Venus moves into Cancer today or tomorrow. This is good news, because Jupiter and Cancer will be in mutual reception by exaltation. In other words Venus will be in the sign of Jupiter’s exaltation, while Jupiter in Pisces is in the sign of Venus’ exaltation. So over the next fortnight or more there should be increased levels of optimism.
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