Particularly, when two or more planets form cardinal angles 0, 90, degrees to each other in the course of their cycle, prominent global developments are activated. When slower-moving bodies from angles to one another, the effects can be even deeper and farther-reaching because these planets interlock for a longer period of time, and their contacts are much less frequent.
For example, in the recent past, we have all experienced, and can share personal anecdotes about, the transiting Uranus—Pluto square, within orb since at least and still within range of influence in Both of these bodies represent a strong call for change, with Uranus prompting us to elevate our consciousness and refine our ways, and Pluto taking us on a descent into the crevasses of our emotional difficulties. The higher mind Uranus must be met with the emotional depths Pluto for change to occur in integrated ways, in both higher and lower realms.
Some of the most extraordinary and famous people were born with a strong 8th house or a Stellium, and they probably mastered their hidden potential — no doubt! Together, they are unstoppable. This year, natives of Sagittarius sign may expect excellent results in terms of career. Chinese Elements. The Saturn conjunct Pluto at the start of the year could place a restriction on spending for a while or you could be denied a loan.
If such an integration is lacking, change may be destructive or ineffective. The Uranus—Pluto square instigated social change on a worldwide scale. The intensity of these influences has kept us in a continual transitional state, without the luxury of holding onto security.
Those who did not take the risk to upgrade or transform dynamics in their lives were often confronted with crises. Since this transit was an opening square angle, it is important to refer back to the original conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in —66, and realize that this was also a time of social unrest and accelerated development: The civil rights movement was peaking, and sexual freedom was being advocated.
Now, 45 years later at the square, similar dynamics have surfaced, as seen for example in the greater awareness of the police brutality inflicted upon black people in the United States, and in gay marriage gaining momentum worldwide. The Uranus—Pluto square did not leave us much time for a reprieve from rapid changes and the need to adapt to ongoing transitions.
Simultaneously, the transits of Neptune and Chiron in Pisces are also reflected deep existential questions arising from the growing awareness of the ecological trauma we are experiencing.
Will there be a new dawn following the dissolution of so much that has been taken for granted? These intense and complex transits could in fact be precursors to the cycles coming in the year It may seem premature to analyze transits four or five years prior to their occurrence, when so much can happen in between; however, because promises to be a turning point in our history, now is an appropriate time. The year seems not to let up in intensity. From the first days of the year until the very last ones, each month accrues critically important planetary cycles that will undoubtedly set the tone for many years to come.
Here are the most prominent ones:. The year begins soon after a powerful total solar eclipse conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn, and this is followed soon after by the mammoth Saturn—Pluto new cycle conjunction, exactly on their own respective nodes, and also tightly conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and Ceres. In April, Jupiter catches up to Pluto for another new cycle conjunction, in close proximity to Saturn. This meeting of forces represents, among other things, the redistribution of power in the world or, in other words, which faction will make the decisions that affect the greater collective, whether this occurs in plain sight or behind the scenes.
From a spiritual perspective, this cycle reflects a rite of passage determining who is most qualified to be the custodian of resources, and thus regulates who will be in a position of influence. In its purest form, this cycle is one of the highest tests of integrity and morality for those in authority, along with a test of capacity and resilience. Beyond the management of power, this cycle is also about the skill to increase power and the value of resources.
Power and resources can be material but can take the form of knowledge, or spiritual potency, as well. Saturn—Pluto reflects a lesson about the right use of power, so this cycle is also associated with corruption and abuse.
Interestingly, David Rockefeller, one of the richest and most influential bankers in the world, was born under a Saturn—Pluto cycle conjunction , and so were Rupert Murdoch opposition , head of a massive media empire, and Bill Gates square , founder of Microsoft and listed as the wealthiest person in the world for a number of years. Similarly, Saudi Arabia, a country that possesses some of the largest supplies of oil in the world, was established under a Saturn—Pluto opposition.
People born with these planets in configuration can be the custodians of power and resources, and their integrity will be tested to manage such a role in this capacity.
Alternatively, those born under this cycle can also be the ones who identify and expose possible corruption. Looking back at previous cycles, we can see that a Saturn—Pluto conjunction occurred in October , around the outbreak of World War I; this global conflict certainly reshuffled power dynamics by dissolving the Russian monarchy, the Ottoman Empire, and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which led to the redrawing of national borders within Europe. In , Saturn and Pluto formed an opposition in Capricorn and Cancer, defining an era that included the Great Depression, which started in October , and also the Geneva Convention relative to the ethical treatment of prisoners of war, which entered into effect in July The next Saturn—Pluto cycle commenced in , soon after World War II ended; Germany and Japan lost military influence and dominance, and the power struggle between Capitalism and Communism gained greater intensity.
Saturn and Pluto were in opposition in , when the Vietnam War peaked, accentuating the division between the two blocs. In , the International Monetary Fund IMF , whose aim is to foster global economic growth and reduce world poverty, began its operations. The year also saw the division between India and Pakistan and their establishment as individual sovereignties today both countries have nuclear weapons ; this split cost Mohandas Gandhi his life. While Israel possesses few natural resources no oil in an oil-dominated region , the historical significance and spiritual power of the land are certainly the reasons is perhaps the reason for ongoing battles in the region, essentially for control of the holy city of Jerusalem.
The following cycle of marked a time of economic recession in the world, with the highest rate of unemployment in the U. It also marked the escalation of the Cold War during the Reagan years, later leading to the collapse of the Soviet bloc. Soon after the conjunction, in January , the Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii; it has become the longest-lasting volcanic eruption, still flowing in In popular culture, is the year Michael Jackson released the best-selling record album to date, Thriller, establishing his dominance over the pop market. With the Sun, Ceres, and Mercury within a degree, and the respective South Nodes of Saturn and Pluto close to this degree, we can expect this cycle to have an exceptionally powerful effect, from the year leading up to the conjunction and approximately two years following it.
Saturn re-enters Aquarius December 18, Saturn is strongest and happiest in his home sign Capricorn. Saturn examines and tests whatever he touches. The Way you program your universe at the deepest most fundamental level. Saturn represents what you really want in life.
Saturn is the one that helps you get it. Saturn builds structures. Saturn is the builder. Saturn is about honor and integrity. Integrity is your spiritual backbone. Saturn will quickly point out where you may be falling short of your own potential. Saturn can limit, delay and hold back what you want. Saturn rewards hard work, discipline, and responsibility. He teaches you to be patient and persevere. You will need to be authentic and, in your integrity, to reach your goals.
And be successful in Capricorn. You will be receiving the consequences of past actions with Saturn in Capricorn. What you need to achieve your goals will be your call to action. Saturn in Capricorn is building over the next two years to his merging with Pluto all of Are you seeking new goals in your life? Get Your Personalized Money Report. Chiron will be in Aries and Chiron will retrograde in Aries July 8, -December Chiron will be direct December 14, Chiron entered Aries in April This is for the first time. Taking the Chiron experience from the water to fire energy.
Chiron is the wounded healer. It is important to understand that your wound is your gift. It is what makes you human. We all have a soft underbelly. The part of yourself that is exposed. Chiron creates the opportunity for healing the wounds that bind you. Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack, a crack in everything. That is how the light gets in. Chiron in Aries promises breakthroughs in healing and technology related to health and healing.
You shift from the mind-body duality of Pisces. This is burned away in the Aries fire of the hearth. Uranus moves direct January 6, , in Aries. Uranus re-enters Taurus March 6, Uranus will retrograde from August 11, , through January 10, Uranus will move from 7 — 3 degrees Taurus. Uranus re-enters Taurus in March Uranus in Taurus can help you to be determined, constructive and resourceful.
This is practical creativity. You will desire the comforts of material possessions. And with a tendency to wanting new and different things. Watch out for being too stubborn. Neptune will retrograde June 21 — November 27, Neptune retrogrades from 19 to 16 degrees Pisces. Neptune governs the oceans.
He is the God of the seas. Neptune takes you on a journey into the mystical realm of God. There are no boundaries. There are no limitations. You are free to create with your mind. Neptune steps up your vibration. You see into higher dimensions. It can increase your psychic abilities. Empowering your future vision and dreams. You are to make your dreams real. Be magical.
Come from your creativity and not your competitive ego. It is a dance. Move with the fluidity of Neptune. Do not be pulled by the undertow of illusion. Reality is but a dream when Neptune is challenging you.
Make sure that what you are doing is right for you. That you are not in denial of the truth. What is real? What is an illusion? This will be your challenge. Discernment and patience will guide your way. Neptune in Pisces is teaching us that All Are One.
This is not a lofty ideal. This is the truth. Make money while you sleep. Pluto retrogrades from April 24, — October 2, Pluto retrogrades from 23 — 20 degrees Capricorn. Pluto enters Aquarius November 20, Pluto is change, death, and rebirth that is inherent in all things. Death and regeneration of Self.
Power struggles. Where Pluto is transiting in the area of life that is done for radical transformation. Resistance is futile. Let go and go with the flow of changes. Jealousy, guilt, shame, hidden agendas are the dark side of Pluto. The Phoenix rises from the ashes of the past. You, too, can recreate yourself and make a fresh start.
You are to stay on your path. Even when the road twists and turns, you can feel vibrant, healthy, and strong. How do you do this? Keep your mind engaged and focused on inspired action. Focus on the cure. Focus on Solutions. You cannot bring into manifestation what you want when you are focused on the opposite. Invest your energy in healing yourself and introducing innovations into your life wherever you are ready for expansion and fulfillment.
Consciously Creating What would it be like if you could consciously create the future—creating for instance? Are you willing to experiment? Here is a process that has produced some amazing results for people in past years. There are five eclipses in Solar Eclipse, January 5, , at 15 degrees Capricorn. Lunar Eclipse, January 21, , at 0 degrees Leo.