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.