Mercury retrograde – 3 to 23 Dec 2017

Once again Mercury changes direction and turns retrograde. Back up phones and computers. Be patient concluding deals and signing contracts – there may be delays. Information may change – new things may come to light. Be careful how you articulate your thoughts and ideas – others may misinterpret your communications. Car troubles? Accidents? Annoying period where little things may go wrong.

Oscar Pistorius – sentence extended to 13 years and 5 months

In December 2015 I wrote the following….

Pluto square South Node in 9th – Feb to Dec 2017 – seems like Oscar will have to face the full might of the law and do his time. Transiting Pluto is in 12th house – he may have dodged everything he can and be running out of options. The trauma of what he has done will finally become a reality. Seems like he is destined to spend a long time in prison – out of the limelight.

South Africa – 2019 elections will be significant

The sun in the 1994 chart of South Africa is at 6 degrees Taurus. Uranus is about to complete its passage through Aries and will move through the sign of Taurus between May 2018 and April 2026. In South Africa’s chart Uranus will conjunct the Sun between Jul 2019 and April 2020. The key months are Jul and Sep 2019 and April 2020. This will be a very significant time for South Africa and just like Zimbabwe we can expect big changes here too.

The sun in a country chart refers to the leadership of the country and this implies that a fundamental change is required. We need to reinvent ourselves. South Africa requires a new generation of leaders – preferably younger. We need to be bold and take ourselves in a new direction. Uranus is an unpredictable planet. It is revolutionary and chaotic in nature. It is fundamentally about taking risks and using innovative change to follow a new direction. The 2019 elections will prove to be exciting for South Africa. There will be some surprises.

Zimbabwe – new chapter

The sun is a country chart refers to the identity of the country and its leadership. The sun is at 28 degrees Aries in the Zimbabwe chart. This has been an interesting time for Zimbabwe as Uranus passes through the end degrees of Aries. Uranus is currently conjunct the Sun in the chart of Zimbabwe and the critical time frame is from July 2017 to April 2018. The key months are July and Sep 2017 and April 2018. Uranus is a revolutionary planet. It demands radical change. It requires innovative changes. It is a disruptive planet and creates chaos to enforce change. This is a time of fundamental change in Zimbabwe. The country requires a new identity and new leadership – ideally younger leadership.

Between Feb and Dec 2018 Pluto will square itself in the chart of Zimbabwe. This refers to fundamental changes that need to take place within the legal framework of the country. It is time to discard aspects of the legal system that no longer work, break with the past and recreate a new legal system for Zimbabwe. The key months are Feb, Jul and Dec 2018. This planetary transit requires the new leadership of the country to make significant changes to the constitutional framework of the country. This is not going to be an easy process but if done properly it will give Zimbabwe a chance to more forward in a new direction with a new legal framework. The old system must be discarded to move forward.

2017 and 2018 will prove to be significant for the future of Zimbabwe.

Jupiter – fixed signs – end Oct 2017 to Nov 2018

Jupiter moves into Scorpio and the impact will be felt in all fixed signs – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius. So for those who have your Sun in any of the fixed signs this promises to be a period of opportunity and growth. You need to be aware of new opportunities in your life. You are being asked to expand and grow. Get new knowledge, travel, look at new opportunities as they present themselves during the year ahead.

Mars in Libra – 23 Oct to 9 Dec 2017

Mars is not comfortable in Libra. Mars likes to be single-minded in its approach. In this space it is not able to act in the manner it would like. Libra is after all the turf of Venus – relationships. Taking action will have an impact on others who may not like what you have done. This causes conflict. During this time we have to learn that our actions have direct implications for others. Sometimes there is conflict and we have to work hard again to restore the balance. Equally not acting is also problematic. Not doing what you want because you are aware that others will not be happy only leads to one outcome – you get frustrated!

Jupiter moves into Scorpio

On 11th Oct 2017 Jupiter moved into Scorpio. It will take about a year to move through this sign. This passage lasts until 8 Nov 2018.
All those with Sun in Scorpio will benefit from this period of growth and expansion. Think back to what was going on in your life between end Oct 2005 and Nov 2006. You are in a similar phase currently. Did you get involved in a relationship, did you get a new job, did your role expand at work? Did you benefit financially at this time? Where the Sun is in your chart, your luck changes and the focus shifts to growth and opportunities.

ANC needs to reinvent itself – key message in 2018

Between April 2018 to Jan 2019 the message is loud and clear – it is time for the ANC to re-invent itself. The ANC needs to look back to the roots of the organisation and find a new sense of purpose and direction. It is time for a new generation of leaders to emerge. Uranus indicates a period of great instability as the reset button is activated. One wonders if the organisation will once again expel disruptive elements within the party. The time is ripe again for this kind of reaction. The key months to be aware of are April and Dec 2018 and Jan 2019. The action is likely to be sudden and unexpected.

Between Oct 1974 and Aug 1975 the ANC found itself in a similar position. This was an important time to redefine the strategy and purpose of the ANC. It was a time of radical change. It was a period of great instability. At this time, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ANC held a meeting in Tanzania and unanimously expelled eight members. The reason given was that these people were described as being involved in “disruptive factionalist activities based on reactionary racial grounds”. Amongst those expelled were Alfred Kgokong Mqota, Tennyson Makiwane, Jonas Matlou, Ambrose Mzimkulu Makiwane, George Mbele, Thami Bonga, Pascal Ngakane and O. K. Setlhapelo.

ANC in crisis

The ANC needs to redefine its purpose and reinvent itself. There is no doubt this organisation needs a major shake-up in its leadership and direction. Uranus is always associated with the rebellious and revolutionary. It is an unstable and unpredictable force. It demands change often in a chaotic manner. Its main message is innovation and reinvention. This is a critical time for the ANC – May 2017 to March 2018 (May and Oct 2017/March 2018).

The ANC faced a similar crisis between Dec 1973 and Oct 1974. A major shake-up in the ANC leadership was required. Chris Hani and Thabo Mbeki were co-opted onto the ANC’s National Executive Committee. They were the youngest members to sit on the committee at the time.

It is time again to be bold and get younger leadership involved in the ANC. The organisation needs to reinvent itself and come up with innovative solutions to the problems it faces. It indicates that this will also be a very disruptive and chaotic period in the organisation. Uranus likes chaos and surprises.