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.

Scorpio 2017 year ahead

There is a lot going on behind the scenes. Your focus is your career and or your business interests and your direction in life. Your concerns are financial – personal resources and resources you earn from your career/business. There are issues at work/in the business. These issues are financial. In all likelihood you need to make some fundamental changes to your work and or your daily routine. The chart shows that things at work are very unpredictable at this time. There is much uncertainty and things are likely to change quickly when they do. You may also be surprised by the outcome. The message is clear you need to re-invent your work/daily routine.
What about your health at this time? You may very well need some time out to rethink your focus and direction.
It is time to think about what you want personally. Your personal financial situation is good. Time to be prudent and not wasteful with your resources.

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.