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.

Mercury retrograde – 13 August to 5 September 2017

Mercury is retrograde again and this time it is retrograde in Virgo – a sign it rules. This should be an interesting retrograde period. In Virgo Mercury is very pedantic, taking care to dot i’s and cross t’s. Detail, detail, detail. This is the important theme.
It would be very good to be extra careful about any communication that is uttered or sent out in emails, letters and or contracts. Choose words carefully and precisely. Look over all the details before signing important documents or contracts.
Check flight details and plan trips paying attention to all the details.
Look after keys and make sure you put them in a safe place so as not to displace them.
Backup all computer and phone information. It would be a real inconvenience if you lost information unnecessarily.
This is an important time to be patient and make sure you have all the information you need to make decisions. Perhaps hold off signing documents until you feel you have all the information required. This could well only happen once Mercury changes direction and goes direct again. Be patient. Delays may end up being kind to you. Don’t get frustrated if contracts are taking time to conclude. Once again it may well work in your favour.
If you lose an item, you may very well find it once Mercury goes direct again.

The ANC in crisis – what do the eclipses in Aug 2017 reveal?

The ANC was founded on 8 Jan 1912 in Bloemfontein. On that day the Sun was at 16 degrees Capricorn.

The sun refers to the identity of the organisation and the leadership. The sun is always associated with life/vitality. But these are dark days for the ANC.

There are 2 powerful eclipses in Aug 2017 – one today on 7 Aug – partial lunar eclipse and another on 21 Aug – total solar eclipse. In these 2 charts, Pluto sits at 17 degrees Capricorn. This is very difficult for the Sun in the chart of the ANC.

It reiterates the narrative that this is a crisis period for the leadership of the ANC. The identity of the organisation is also in a crisis. Pluto denotes that powerful and fundamental change is required. It indicates that the organisation needs to purge the current leadership or risk self-destruction. Fundamental change is required to move forward as an organisation. This vote of #NoConfidence in Zuma is critical at this time. It is a crisis point for those Members of Parliament as they have to consider voting with the conscience. Will the ANC members put South Africa ahead of the interests of the ANC? Do they recognise that this is a fundamental point in the history of the ANC and a time where the reset button needs to be activated?

The message is clear – to renew the ANC they need to purge the current leadership. If not they will self-destruct and only have themselves to blame.

Total Solar Eclipse – 21 Aug 2017 – President Trump and USA

This eclipse’s path will black out the entire midsection of the USA, from Oregon through to South Carolina. The path where an eclipse is total, is where it will be felt more powerfully on our planet. So this is a very significant eclipse for the USA. It is the first eclipse since 1918 that will completely black out the USA stretching from the west coast (Oregon) through to the east coast (South Carolina).

In addition this eclipse is very powerful and prominent for Donald Trump. He was born on 14 June 1946 in New York on the day of a total lunar eclipse. This indicates that his role in business and his public life will be prominent. His business and family interests are powerful in this chart.

The Sun and Moon at 28 Leo sits on Trump’s Ascendant (29 degrees) and Mars (26 degrees) and opposes his Part of Fortune (28 degrees) in his relationship house. His personal life and his relationship are in the spotlight. Mars is his chart rules his home and family life, foreign countries and legal issues too. In addition Saturn makes an aspect to the Sun opposed Moon and Nodes in his birth chart. Saturn teaches us to take responsibility for our actions – in his case his professional and business interests and his family. Saturn is a burden, it teaches lessons around limitations and restrictions. His role as President and his family life are under pressure at this time.

Total Solar Eclipse – 21 Aug 2017

Sun and Moon are conjunct at 28 Leo. Mars is also in Leo at 20 degrees. Leo is a fixed, fire sign. Mars by nature is aggressive and assertive. This collection of planets and the nodes form a trine aspect to both Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries. These are all fire signs. There is a lot of fire energy in this eclipse. Saturn refers to society as a whole and the interests of the collective. There is an understanding that as society we need to look for a new truth, understand our responsibilities, respect others and seek justice for all. With Uranus in Aries there is a drive to find more personal freedom. Uranus is revolutionary and inventive. It strives to push beyond the boundaries of the tried and tested.
This eclipse’s path will black out the entire midsection of the USA, from Oregon through to South Carolina. The path where an eclipse is total, is where it will be felt more powerfully on our planet. So this is a very significant eclipse for the USA. It is the first eclipse since 1918 that will completely black out the USA stretching from the west coast (Oregon) through to the east coast (South Carolina).

Mercury Retrograde – May 2017

Mercury is once again retrograde from 10 April to 3 May 2017. This can be an irritating time with computer issues, miscommunication, misunderstandings and general problems when dealing with any contractual issues. There may very well be delays and it would be useful in this period to do your homework and make sure you have all the information you require. You may find that things crop up that you did not expect and as new information comes to light, different decisions need to be made and taken.
Travel disruptions could also be an issue. Make sure all travel documentation is in order. Check details – re check!

South Africa 2017 year ahead – Aries Ingress

This year the focus will be on Government, Parliament, the opposition parties, foreign policy and the economy.

Conflict is a big theme in this chart. The President is fighting for his life in Parliament. Parliament is in conflict with the President. The opposition are at war with the President. There is conflict all around and nobody is happy. Relationships are strained and there is a general level of dissatisfaction is all spheres of government. The opposition are concerned about our image in the world and they are very much with the people of SA in being concerned about the situation in government and foreign policy issues. The opposition parties need to work with the people of SA to highlight the structural problems in our economy and foreign policy.

There are likely to be disruptions in government and these will take the opposition parties by surprise. But they will also give impetus to opposition parties to tackle the problems in government head on. It is going to be a rocky road with many ups and downs and many surprises too. It describes that certain unpredictable issues could present themselves in government and the issues and consequences may not be what was expected.

The youth and the education system need to be treated as a matter of urgency and priority by Parliament, but it looks like things get stuck here and no action takes affect.

The focus of SA is on Government. President Zuma seems emboldened and will forge ahead with his own plans.

The people of SA are very concerned about foreign policy issues. The people of SA are concerned about our debt situation with other countries. Is this appropriate in the long run – these relationships? The people of SA are also very concerned about the economic outlook of the SA economy especially in the long run. There is a tightening of the economy and the long term prospects are foreboding. Foreign debt is a real concern for all. The people of SA are holding onto the fact that the judiciary can save the day.

Solar Annular Eclipse 26 Feb 2017 and the economic implications for South Africa

This eclipse takes place at 8 degrees Pisces conjunct Saturn in the SA chart – 27 April 1994. In the SA chart it relates to all financial matters affecting SA. This would include the nation’s assets and financial status, the treasury, revenue services, banks and financial institutions, the stock exchange, money markets and trade and exports.

This does not look like a positive situation for the SA economy and all matters financial. It focuses on the institutions and those holding positions of authority in this sector. Does this relate to a downgrade to junk status by the ratings agencies? Does the Rand take a pounding in the money markets? What are the implications at SARS and the Treasury? Both these institutions have been in the spotlight – one could argue for the wrong reasons. A dark cloud hangs over SARS and the ‘rouge unit’ narrative. The Treasury under Pravin Gordon have been under enormous pressure just doing their job. There has been pressure to continue to bail out the State Owned Enterprises. We know that President Zuma and Finance Minister Gordon have been at war with each other and the scandals related to the Gupta family and the State Capture report by the previous Public Protector. Both Zuma and Gordon are experiencing a Uranus conjunction to their Sun. This has created a very unpredictable period for both these men. The key periods were early May and end Oct 2016 and we know what happened at end Oct last year. The final crunch period occurs at end Feb 2017. We can expect fireworks again. This will happen at the same time as this solar annular eclipse on 26 Feb 2017.

It all points to the fact that the economy and those involved in leadership positions in our economy will be under great pressure. Things do not look positive for the SA economy in 2017 and this eclipse highlights the issues at stake. The growth rate in the SA economy is around 2% and this is not strong enough to reduce unemployment which is sitting at around 27% currently.

We need to focus on structural reform in our economy and the long term implications of any decisions taken. All decisions made will effect our image in the world and the long term prospects of the SA economy in the global arena. There is also a link between our economy and secret enemies of the nation at home and abroad. We can only hope that these elements are exposed at this time.

This eclipse is part of the Saros Series 19 South. This family of eclipses is associated with an element of pleasant surprise and a lucky break. Eclipses are felt more strongly where they are visible and this eclipse will travel through South America and West and Southern Africa. A partial eclipse will be visible in SA.

South Africa 1st Quarter 2017

The people of SA are focussed on parliament. We are in difficult place as a country. Things are described as unstable and unpredictable currently. Strikes and riots are a very real possibility. Our country needs a shake-up. We need to reinvent ourselves. We appear to be looking at new opportunities when it comes to foreign relations. It seems like our President spends most of his time this period traveling abroad. The government is focussed on the higher education sector and needs to come up with long term sustainable plans to stave off this instability in our country.

The point in the chart which represents government is conjunct Facies a very destructive star. This does not bode well for the government of the day and President Zuma. This star is associated with blindness, eye sight problems, sudden death and violence. Facies is associated with focus and in some cases the ruthless pursuit of goals. It can also be associated with cruelty and war. This star was prominent in Hitler’s chart, also Margaret Thatcher.

The media are a thorn in the side of government. Government seem intent on setting the agenda and continues to fuel news with propaganda. The media will find it difficult to uncover the truth. There are powerful influences within government deliberately abusing the power of the media and its influence. The police and military appear to be abusing their power and influence too. This is worrisome if state power is abused to suppress. The workers want government to deal with issues they face in the work place. Workers are also sick and tired of those in power abusing their positions and influence. Workers are undecided if they are with government or not. The jury is out. There could be a split in the ruling party with labour finding a new home. Generally transport and telecommunications are a real concern.

The youth are focussed on higher education and taking the president/government to task on this matter. It seems like other foreign countries have a great deal of influence on/in Parliament and equally Parliament is looking abroad for answers and support. Parliament is very focussed on the our financial status, the banks and treasury. It is working hard to convince foreigners to invest in our country. There is interest from foreign countries in matters dealing with land, farming and mining.

Corruption and lies are a theme in the first quarter and we may find it hard to uncover the truth. Can we trust our relationships with other foreign countries? Do we fully understand the nature of these dealings? The welfare institution like prisons and hospitals are under enormous pressure and the institutional integrity is dissolving before our eyes. These institutions are literally and figuratively falling apart. Substance abuse is rife is prisons and these folks are totally disillusioned.

What we also need to factor is during this quarter is that in 2016 the leadership of the ANC came under enormous pressure with Pluto conjunct Sun (Feb/June and Dec 2016). In addition Zuma and Gordon were both in difficult and unpredictable territory with Uranus conjunct Sun in their birth charts (May/Oct 2016 and Feb 2017). This cycle is not yet complete for both Zuma and Gordon and it remains to be seen what transpires in Feb 2017 when this cycle completes. But we can expect some wild and crazy times towards end Feb 2017 again. Uranus is an unpredictable planet and does things quickly, takes one by surprise and often pulls the carpet from under our feet. Although we don’t have birth times for either Zuma or Gordon the sun is symbolic of your identity and as leaders we can expect some dramatic changes in this period.