South Africa – Aries Ingress 2014 year ahead

Government is in a difficult place this year. There is a strong focus from Government on the public service – health, police and the military. There is enormous potential in this sector and yet it seems to be falling short. There are problems in terms of service delivery and these issues need to be addressed. Illicit activities are taking place in much of the public service and this will need to be rooted out to turn the public service around. The prisons and hospitals are in a bad state and this does not aid those in the public service. The public service is also caught up in legal battles.

Parliament is also very focussed on the public service. There seems to be an acknowledgment from both Government and Parliament that service delivery is key and this sector must be turned around.

Disputes within the country are tarnishing the image of SA. A threat of violence and rebellion is present amongst those known to the state. The internal conflict in SA could also relate to our foreign policies. People are not in agreement.

The economy is in a difficult place. Government is very aware of this and is focussed on the long term goals of the SA economy. Issues to do with land, farming and mining are top of mind during this year.

There is massive tension between Government/President and the opposition. The opposition wants the President to go. There are also those known to the state who want radical changes at the top.

SA is very aware of the issues in our society related to women and children. There is an opportunity for good to prevail. The Government is also aware that the issues affecting women and children must be addressed. Resources are required and also political will to turn this situation around.

Pluto in Capricorn – 2008 to 2024

Pluto entered the sign of Capricorn in 2008 and stays there for a very long time as it is a very slow moving planet. It finally leaves Capricorn at the end of 2024.

In this sign we see the obsession with being in power and having authority over others. The real danger is as the saying suggests…

‘Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’

The issue we need to learn is to use power wisely and not to abuse the power we have over others.

Where is Oscar Pistorius now in his life?


Mercury phase – Nov 2004 to Nov 2017 – 18 years to 31 years – his sporting career is the focus this decade.
• Mercury/Sun – March 2014 to Jan 2016 – his sporting career and a significant relationship are the focus.
• Mercury/Venus – Jan 2016 to Nov 2017 – this will be a significant time in terms of his profession/status in world and his legal battle.

Progressed Moon

• Conjunct Moon in 6th – Feb 2014 – significant time emotionally and in terms of his work/daily routine and health.
• Square Venus – April 2014 – legal process appropriate – likely to experience both ups and downs. This will no doubt have a big impact on his family.
• Square Pluto – Jul 2014 – fall from Grace? Under severe pressure in the public arena.
• Square MC – Aug 2014 – career and standing in society under scrutiny.
• Conjunct 7th – Dec 2014 – significant time in his life with regards to a relationship.

For the next few years of his life, a relationship is in the spotlight – Dec 2014 to Dec 2016.

Solar Arcs

• Feb 2014 – Mercury = Saturn – have to rely on support of friends – especially old connections.

2013 Solar Return chart – Pretoria

This is an interesting chart.
• Sun ruler of Ascendant in 4th – he is relying on his family.
• Mars in 2nd ruler of 9th and 4th – his family are providing financial support for the legal process.
• Moon (rulership) and Jupiter (exalted) in 12th house – he is isolated and feels very alone. He has had a hand to play in his own sporting downfall. This has been spectacular. The risk of confinement/prison is weighing heavily on him emotionally.
• Moon opposed Venus – the tension is intense and the impact on his daily life/health and professional status may take its toll.
• Mercury and Saturn in 3rd trine Moon in 12th – he is being supported emotionally by his siblings.
• Pluto conjunct Venus in 6th and Venus ruler of 10th – risk of illness. Fall from Grace.
• South Node in 9th house – legal issues – this is tricky.


Nov 2013 – 27 years of age. Same cycle as 15 years.

A relationship is an important focus this year.
His family and sister provide emotional and moral support.
Friends provide enormous support to him during this year.
It is a tricky year personally, his ability to work and his health may be fundamentally affected this year.
Saturn rules legal issues in this chart. This implies that the legal process will take time.

Transits – looking backwards over the last few years…

• Neptune square Mars – March 2010 to Jan 2011 – illusion of success and self-importance – may not last?
• Neptune square Sun – March 2011 to Feb 2012 – illusion of professional success and a significant relationship – may not last?
• Uranus square Neptune – June 2011 to March 2012 – sudden change in financial situation, career resources suddenly dissolve/change.
• Saturn conjunct Venus – Nov 2012 to Jul 2013 – issue with career and the law/legal system. Family having to shoulder some responsibility.
• Saturn conjunct Pluto/MC – Dec 2012 to Sep 2013 – career over, change necessary, fall from Grace.

Transits – looking forwards to the next few years…

• Aug 2014 – Jupiter conjunct Moon/square Venus/Pluto/MC – this looks like an important time in terms of the legal process and the impact on his life. Progress.
• Jupiter opposed Ascendant /square Mercury – Sep 2014 to April 2015 – relationship in focus, important time in his personal and sporting professional life. He is supported during this time.
• Saturn conjunct Sun – Dec 2014 to Sep 2015 – time for him to take responsibility for his life. It is also an important time with regards a significant relationship. Saturn completes a cycle. Denotes an ending.
• Saturn conjunct Saturn – 1st Saturn Return – Jan to Sep 2016 – he reaches adulthood and this is a time to learn about responsibilities. Saturn rules 12th house in his chart – his own undoing. It also rules confinement/prisons and hospitals. It will be interesting to see where he finds himself at this important milestone in his life.

Oscar Pistorius birth chart

The Oscar trial is about to start and I wanted to look at the Oscar Pistorius birth chart and get an understanding of his life path.

Oscar Pistorius
22 Nov 1986

Sun in Scorpio – in 10th – career success is important to Oscar. Sun also rules 7th house – a relationship is also important to him.
Mars square Sun – he makes and creates his own success. He is a person comfortable in the limelight.
Mercury in 10th and ruling 5th – he can play sport in a professional capacity. He should enjoy what he does.
Pluto on MC – he wants to succeed and will do whatever it takes. The challenge is to use his position of power and influence wisely. This planet could indicate a rise or fall from Grace. He is obsessed about being successful.

Saturn ruler of Ascendant in 11th – financial success from career is important to him.
Uranus in 11th – resources are likely to fluctuate at certain stages in his career – big bonus or sudden slump in financial resources. Financial situation unpredictable.
Jupiter in rulership in 2nd and ruler of 11th – he will be successful financially. This is a lucky planet in his chart.

Moon in Leo in 6th – this is a person who needs to work. He needs to have a daily involvement in a meaningful pursuit. He likes to be admired and is a warm person. He likes to make a difference to the lives of others from the work that he does.

Venus ruler of 9th in 10th – this planet represents the law/legal issues and post graduate studies/travel opportunities. This planet has mixed dignity. It is a benefic in nature and in this way it wants good to prevail. But in detriment in Scorpio it will behave badly at times. He is likely to have a few run-ins with the law. These will play out in public and affect his profession.
Venus conjunct Pluto – this looks more tricky – obsession with success, power and influence may lead him to do some regrettable things. These issues will have to be resolved in the courts.

Venus also rules his 4th house (home/family/father) – an indication that the relationship he had with his father was not straight forward. His family/home life growing up had good aspects to it and some more challenging. His parents got divorced when he was 6 years old.

Mars ruler of 10th in 1st – he was close to his mother.
Pluto on MC – traumatic circumstances likely to affect his mother. Also an indication of how influential she was in his life.
• Neptune conjunct Pluto – Dec 2000 to Oct 2001 – the loss of powerful person in his life/his mother – life changing experience for him – 15 years of age when his mother died.

Mars in 1st – part of body – right tibia. Sabian Symbol – A tree felled and sawed.
He ended up with a bi-lateral, below the knee amputation as he was born without the fibula, the long, slender bone running along the outside of the leg from below the knee joint and down to the ankle, in each of his legs. This was done when he was 11 months old.
• Solar Arcs Pluto = MC – drastic change in life direction – 11 months after birth – Aug 1987.
• Transit Pluto conjunct MC – Dec 1986 to Oct 1987 – dramatic change in destiny/direction in life.

His athletics career started post a serious rugby injury in June 2003. He was introduced to running in Jan 2004 while undergoing rehabilitation at Pretoria University High Performance Centre. Competed in Athens in 2004 Paralympics. In June 2004, he was given his first pair of Össur manufactured Flex-Foot Cheetahs eight months after first stepping onto the track.
• Uranus conjunct Mars – April 2002 to Jan 2003 – accident or injury to body – sudden/unexpected.
• Uranus square Sun – March to Dec 2003 – radical change in career direction, new opportunities, new professional identity.
• Neptune conjunct Ascendant/square Mercury – April 2003 to Dec 2004. Direction in life slowly evolving and changing – will also have an impact on his sporting ability and profession.

Nelson Mandela

The first thing about this chart is to know that this man would not be complete without a strong women behind him or with him. He needed to be in a relationship and the chart promised more than one relationship. He had 3 wives – Evelyn Wase, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Graca Machel.

He also has a strong connection to his home/roots and place of birth. There will be issues with his children and those of his partners. He has often talked about the fact that he has not necessarily been a good father to his own children mostly because he was not around. We have a sense of him being the father of our nation and yet his own children lost out.

He is described as man of the law and will have issues with the law and authorities in general.

The Moon representing emotions and the way we respond to the world is in the 12th house and in astrology this space represents the place of self-undoing and is associated with hospitals and prisons. This was his great struggle being confined and not able to connect with women and children. The Moon is naturally associated with the mother/child.

Tutu often said ‘prison made the man’ and this was where he would learn an incredible amount about himself through pain and suffering.

Progressed Moon

10 Jul 2013 – progressed Moon opposed his natal Moon in birth chart. This was a very significant time and indicated a health crisis which landed him in hospital (place of confinement).

He died on 5 Dec 2013 at the age of 95 after suffering a prolonged respiratory infection.


What is happening to the ANC?

Jan to Nov 2006 – Pluto conjunct Mercury – hidden agendas. Secret enemies against organisation. Massive communication and legal issues for organisation.
Jan to Nov 2007 – Pluto opposed Pluto – this was a time of fundamental change and upheaval in the organisation. The destructive forces from within the ranks of the organisation out to destroy it.
March to Nov 2008 – Jupiter conjunct Sun – President of ANC is buoyant and optimistic.
March 2009 to Jan 2010 – Neptune square Mars – the ANC is losing its way with regards education and land issues. Time of conflict internally.
May to Dec 2009 – Jupiter square Mars – throw more resources at the education system to try and solve problems.
Uranus square Mercury – April 2009 to Feb 2010 – unexpected legal issues. Corruption and other secret scandals. Service delivery protests. Unpredictable time in organisation.
Uranus square Pluto – April 2010 to Jan 2011 – revolutionaries within the organisation want to transform and ultimately destroy the organisation.
Saturn square Sun – Jan to Sep 2011 – the president will be challenged during this time. He as leader will have to take responsibility for where the organisation finds itself.
Saturn square Uranus – Jan to Sep 2012 – the leadership of the ANC must take charge and discipline radical elements within the ANC. Status quo versus radical new solutions.
Neptune square Venus – March 2013 to Jan 2014 – value system of the organisation is under threat. The ANC are not taking the issues of women, children and education seriously.
Neptune square Jupiter – March 2014 to Jan 2015 – manipulation of justice system and truth. Corruption is a real problem within the ANC.
Neptune opposed Moon – April 2014 to Feb 2015 – women within the organisation are disillusioned.
Uranus square Sun – July 2014 to April 2015 – radical change for the leadership of the organisation. Sudden change in leadership of the ANC. Leader falls.
Pluto conjunct Sun – Feb to Dec 2016 – devastating time for leadership of ANC. Time for fundamental change within the organisation.

• Zuma charged with rape in Dec 2005 and charges dropped in May 2006.
• Zuma elected leader of ANC at Polokwane congress held in Dec 2007.
• Mbeki recalled as President of SA in Sep 2008.
• General election held in April 2009 – Zuma becomes President of SA in May 2009.

Some thoughts on the ANC

The ANC was founded on 8 Jan 1912 in Bloemfontein (time unknown). Therefore the chart I am using is the sunrise chart of that day using Sun on 1st.

The most powerful planet in this chart is Jupiter. The principles on which this organisation was founded are justice and respect for the rule of law. In addition knowledge and education and spiritual and religious freedom are highly valued in this organisation. Professions like teaching and law are highly regarded (Jupiter in Sagittarius).

The Leader of this organisation wants power and authority (Sun in Capricorn) . The leadership are idealistic and perhaps delusional (Sun opposed to Neptune). The challenge will be keeping unity in the organisation (Neptune on 7th). The alliance – ANC, SACP and Cosatu – how does this work? Leadership idealistic and perhaps naïve about unity in organisation.

The leadership is fighting for the rights of the children in society. Education, sport and land are key issues (Mars ruler of 4th in 5th in detriment, Sun trine Mars).

Women are a key component of the ANC organisation. They are close to the Leadership of the ANC and keen to promote the advancement of issues around women and children (Sun trine Moon). – Women champion the rights of children and education and the justice system (Moon square Venus/Jupiter and Moon trine Saturn).

This organisation will have issues with the law (Mercury in detriment in 12th ruling the 9th) and be forced into hiding (prison) and banned. The ANC will find it difficult to communicate. This is an anxious organisation steeped in secrets and fearful of the police and military. (Mercury opposed to Pluto).

The ANC will be slow to act. This is a stubborn organisation (Mars in detriment). Education and land reform will pose challenges for this organisation

South Africa – Aries Ingress 2013 year ahead

The image of South Africa is currently not good. We are seen as tampering with the judicial system in SA. Seems like there are issues with the judicial system – can it be trusted – there are hidden issues? NPA – hiding stuff? Somewhere in the judicial system we need to question the honesty and integrity (Mercury conjunct Neptune in 9th and Mercury ruler of 12th). Looks like the President is meddling – Jupiter ruler of 9th in 12th sextile Mars ruler of 10th. This is dangerous and could have unexpected outcomes for the President (Mars conjunct Uranus). Something happens unexpectedly. He falls? His sudden rise leads to sudden fall from grace? Mars in 9th – President is focussed on legal issues. Can he actually govern the country when there are so many side shows?

People of SA are in a very strong situation and want to make sure the country prospers (Moon in rulership in 1st) and the image of our country is restored.

The country’s financial system is strong and robust (Sun exalted). Trade is boosted.

There are once again issues with the public service – seems like we will never fully understand for now what is happening in this sector (Jupiter ruler of 6th in detriment in 12th). These include services of police, nurses, teachers etc. and those in public office.

There is tension with the people of SA and those known to us…. Moon opposed Pluto (known enemies). People have had enough. Traumatic event/s will hurt the people.

We need to focus on the infrastructure and systems that focus on children/schools/sport (Saturn in 5th).

Looks like Parliament is also trying to sort out issues in the judiciary and or via legal means. All energy focussed on legal issues – not good if we want to move forward and build a society for the future (Venus ruler of 11th in 9th exalted). We hope they do not abuse their power but use the power for the people and do the right thing. One would hope so as Venus is a benefic planet. Is this the saving grace? Venus is unaspected – can Parliament achieve anything for SA and its people?

Still trouble with neighbours and transport and communication in general (Mercury in detriment in 9th ruler of 3rd).