“It’s the economy, stupid”

Following the theme of the Saturn Return in the 1961 Republic of SA chart versus the 1994 Democratic South Africa chart.
31 May 1961 Pretoria – Republic of SA
Saturn Return – Feb 1991 – Saturn is in the 11th house – Parliament and the Treasury.
The Saturn cycle is important as it speaks about taking responsibility for decisions and actions over time. It is an important marker in terms of reaching adulthood and maturing. This is true for a country too. The Apartheid government was running out of options in Feb 1991. The Berlin Wall had fallen in Nov 1989. The ANC was unbanned in Feb 1990. SA was an isolated, bankrupt country. Exiles had started returning to SA. Nelson Mandela was elected President of the ANC in 1991 having been freed from prison in Feb 1990.
1 February 1991President F.W. de Klerk announces during the opening of Parliament, that the Land Act, the Group Areas Act and the Registration of Population Act are to be scrapped. He also unveils a manifesto for a New South Africa.
This was a massive turning point in our journey to democracy and signalled the end of Apartheid.
27 April 1994 – Pretoria – Democratic SA
Saturn Return – Feb 2024 – Saturn is in the 2nd house – resources of the country – the economy. Our currency, the income we derive from taxation and how we spend it.
Democratic South Africa will soon be entering our Saturn return and once again it will be time to take stock and make some decisions about the direction we are taking as a country. The issue during this period will relate to the economy. Our debt burden has climbed astronomically over the last decade with the mismanagement of State Owned Enterprises (SOE), rampant corruption and wasteful expenditure in the public sector. We are fast running out of money and have to change our ways. It all boils down to taking responsibility for our economy and the long terms prospects of our country. It will be a time of reckoning.
2021 and 2022 continue to be a dark stain on our journey as our dirty laundry is aired and all manner of dirt is divulged. This is indeed a very difficult and dangerous time in our journey. (Pluto conjunct Uranus)
April to December 2022 we see Saturn square Moon – this indicates that ordinary people have had enough and we too need to take responsibility and hold leaders accountable. This will be an important time with regards public servants. Ordinary people will have to stand up and do the right thing. In all likelihood we will need to reduce our public service wage bill which has become unsustainable especially when measured against output.
July 2023 to May 2024 – Uranus opposed Moon – this is indicated as a volatile period in our history. Ordinary people have had enough and want significant change in our leadership and expect more from the public service. It is during this period in Feb 2024 when we experience our Saturn Return. The government will have to take responsibility for the state of our economy.

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Louise Kerby

I am an astrologer practising traditional astrology in Cape Town. I specialise in birth chart readings. I am passionate about people’s stories and their life’s journey. It is very empowering for a client to understand and accept their life story. I am also fascinated by world events and the links to the planetary cycles. It is this notion of history repeating itself that fascinates me.