Partial solar eclipse – 13 July Cape Town

This eclipse takes place at 20 Cancer at the new moon. Pluto (retrograde) opposes the Sun and Moon. This adds a level of intensity to this eclipse. In the Cape Town chart this eclipse is taking place in the financial houses – yours and those you share with your partner or spouse. Pluto rules debt and death. What needs to shift? Look at your levels of debt and make some fundamental adjustments to your lifestyle. Do you experience loss and perhaps benefit financially? How does this allow you to perhaps restructure your debt levels?

William Lilly described the solar eclipse in the last 10 degrees of Cancer as a signal that men of this sign will suffer from many diseases. He specifically talks about French Pox. This was because of the outbreak in the French army and this disease refers to syphilis. So take care from a health perspective.

This eclipse also belongs to the saros series 2 Old North. This eclipse is thought to bring unfortunate news concerning friendships or relationships. The concept of loss and or endings is appropriate. It does however describes that with this unfortunate news things are likely to turn out positively in the end. You will know what must be done to move forward with the situation you find yourself in.

Looking back in history – Uranus in Taurus – June 1934 to Oct 1941

We need to bear in mind that the last time Uranus travelled through Taurus was during the period 6 June 1934 to 5 Oct 1941. This was a particularly challenging time globally as the world recovered from the Great Depression of the early 1930’s. Sadly it will be remembered as a time when fascism took hold across Europe and World War 2 began on 1 Sep 1939 when Germany invaded Poland. France and Britain then declared war on Germany. We can only hope we don’t end up in a similar space this time around. But we need to be very mindful as history has a way of repeating itself and we are back there again. Fascism is extremely dangerous and polarising.
Uranus is once again moving through Taurus. It started this journey on 15 May 2018 and will stay in this sign until 8 Nov 2025.

Uranus in Taurus – May 2018 to Nov 2025

Uranus started its journey into Taurus on 15 May 2018 and will stay in this sign until 8 Nov 2025. Uranus usually spends about 7 years in each sign.
Uranus is a disruptive and unpredictable planet. It likes drastic change and risk. Uranus strives for personal freedom and independence. Its nature is inventive and it wants to find innovative solutions to problems. Uranus likes to create chaos and in that way disrupt the status quo so that dramatic changes are necessary. Mostly one needs to remember that Uranus is very unpredictable and likes sudden and unexpected surprises and changes. Uranus likes things to be exciting and crazy all at the same time. You may very well feel like your life is on a roller coaster ride.
So with that in mind what can we expect for the next 7 years? Firstly Taurus is a fixed, earth sign and the ruler Venus naturally signifies money and love. In the sign of Taurus the role of Venus relates to our value system – mostly financial and our sense of worth – financial worth. Taurus likes stability and with Uranus travelling through this sign we can expect some major discomfort. If you have your Sun in Taurus then big changes are on their way as Uranus moves across your Sun. It will be time to take a calculated risk and back yourself. It signifies a time to re-invent yourself.
Scorpio opposes Taurus and those with Sun in Scorpio will have Uranus opposing their Sun creating circumstances ripe for a radical change in direction. So whichever house your Sun resides that is the area of your life where big changes will be taking place. The key houses on the angles are self/body and your relationship. In addition career and home and family life. The most visible changes happen in these houses. All the fixed signs will experience the affects of Uranus moving through Taurus. So those with Sun in Leo and Aquarius will have Uranus making a 90 degree square aspect to the Sun. The same message applies – expect big changes.

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!