29 March to 5 April 2022 – Venus and Mars connect with Saturn


The dominant theme in 2021 and 2022 has been the Saturn Uranus square. This aspect started in March 2020 and concludes in December 2022. The aspect was most intense in 2021 when it was exact 3 times on 17 Feb, 15 June and 24 Dec 2021. March 2020 was the start of lockdowns across the world. SA locked down for 3 weeks initially on 23 March 2020. But this lockdown has morphed into something else over time. Saturn speak about rules and those in authority and Uranus speaks about freedom and independence. These 2 planets are at odds and in a tricky relationship with one another. There are those in society who have been very pro lockdowns and there are others who have been anti lockdown as a means of controlling a virus as their personal freedoms have been trampled on. It has been obvious to see government overreach at various stages of this process. We are still in some sort of lockdown and it seems like governments are having a hard time weaning themselves off these rules and regulations. Especially governments like the ANC who have always yearned after a centralised system. The language of the National Command Council says it all. The National State of Disaster has been extended monthly since the start. The normal running of our Constitutional Democracy with Parliament as the oversight body is put on hold with enormous power vested in a small grouping of ministers.

We watched as the police and military were unable to control the riots which unfolded from 29 June to 7 July 2021. This looting was directly related to the arrest of Zuma and the battle raging on in the ANC. This is most certainly a time of social unrest. Lockdown has forced many businesses and individuals into financial distress. Millions of people have been pushed deeper into poverty with the disruptions to society over these past 2 years. The homeless problem has been exasperated with many more people on the streets and local authorities unable to act with the State of Disaster in place.

Venus and Mars joined this aspect in July 2021 – Venus speaks about love and money and Mars is the aggressor. On 7 July Venus and Mars opposed Saturn and made a square aspect to Uranus. This was a highly volatile time and after 9 days of chaos the situation calmed but not after a massive amount of destruction to business and society. We are still none the wiser as to what unfolded even though an estimated R20 billion worth of damages occurred to infrastructure and businesses in KZN and Gauteng mainly.

In July 2021 Venus and Mars opposed Saturn – now Venus and Mars will be joining Saturn in March/April 2022.

Venus was marching towards Saturn on 20 March and then on 24 March, Mars started its advance on Saturn – the day Russia invaded Ukraine. Mars is associated with a show of force and aggression. This aspect becomes intense in this next week from 29 March to 5 April. It certainly is a volatile time in SA and across the world. There are opposing forces at play – those wanting peace and those wanting war.

This Saturn Uranus square indicates a period of significant societal change – 1930/31 and 1950/51 and 1976/77 and 1999/2000 and now again in 2021 and 2022.

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.