This could be a very significant day for the world and ourselves as individuals.
Overtly it is a day for decisive action in practical areas of life, in money, finance etc. Start some new practical project.
Covertly, there is a ‘coming home to roost’ feeling about certain other financial and economic issues, where structures are either falling or need to be taken down. It’s time to stop doing those things which are not working for us.
Resolution: Ultimately concentrate on family concerns, be with them, your nearest and dearest and treasure the quality of life you can have – reconnect with those from the past.
This chart, set for London (and therefore Great Britain) is a bit of humdinger.
I don’t often sensationalise but this is a really tense and trying looking chart, with the Sun/Moon falling exactly on the ascendant/descendant, and with the sun very close also to Algol – the demon star – in a Taurus first house, along with revolutionary Uranus and the North Node, insisting that we look at ourselves realistically, whilst trying to refrain from extremes.
Things are really coming home to roost right now and change is afoot which may seem difficult to deal with, especially with Moon conjunct the South Node – we really do have to learn to let go emotionally.
Epoch Making Times
And for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we are living in pretty epoch making times, so watch out – but this also goes for the world too. The activated and very tense Taurus/Scorpio axis is likely to highlight and bring about drastic changes in financial markets and the world economy around now.
Added to that, the Sun and Moon are square to Saturn in Aquarius in the 10th house. There are likely challenges and counter challenges to authority and leadership and in diplomatic circles too, but with Mercury now retrograde in Gemini, beware also of rumours of wars and other disasters, economic or otherwise – they may not be true, or, we may only find about what really went on when Mercury turns direct next month.
Something Has To Give?
Something has got to give around now, with all this fixed sign activity and racking up of tension to a crescendo.
There is also an emotionally volatile Mars/Neptune conjunction in Pisces in the 11th house, also aspecting the Sun/Moon, and acting almost like a pressure valve release. We may see a very difficult, emotional event occur which will affect the general public, but make sure to read all sources of information.
For Britain (London) the midheaven is conjunct awful Pluto too, only undermining the government and other authorities, which may prompt them into drastic action.
And with Uranus also at 15 degrees Taurus in the first house, these are changeful times indeed for Great Britain, and we should expect sudden events.
The only saving grace in this chart is the 12th house Jupiter in Aries, along with Venus conjunct Chiron. We are probably going to have to dig deep, especially in Britain around this period, but so long as we have confidence in ourselves and look forward to new beginnings we can get through most eventualities. We are likely going to feel wounded to some degree, especially within ourselves and in relating to others an even as nations, but it will be an important lesson to learn, one which can help other peoples in the future.
I also drew a three card spread for the May 16 Full Moon, which cast an alternative light upon possible events. If we are broadminded, with courage and confidence, I think we can get through any crisis. There will be new opportunities emerging in the background which can result in overcoming problems and create the circumstances for new relationships and agreements which will put us in a much better place than we are at present.
I certainly hope the latter is the case, but we may have to experience a moment of shock first.
In the chart set for London and the United Kingdom here, the eclipse falls in the 7th house conjunct Uranus.
This highlights a period of change, even unexpected upheaval in economic, financial and diplomatic affairs. Partnerships of all kinds will be affected and karmically related, because the the north node lies almost exactly on the descending degree. This may also well relate to events in eastern Europe as well as at home.
But the eclipse is also in good aspect to Mars, the chart ruler, in the 5th house, hinting that there could be some interesting more positive developments in regard to speculation and our lives in general.
The triple conjunction of Venus, Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces in the 5th house, in good aspect to Pluto, highlights this positivity even more, indicating a time of some unexpected easing in British life, but in less obvious, deeper, contemplative ways, like finding solace in a window of peace.
The three card spread I drew confirms the astrology in my view. We may well see some swift change in regard to the economy and finance, which might seem almost like a blessing in disguise. Partnerships are highlighted but also a parting of the ways, most of which may not be too obvious to begin with.
For me the aces in tarot represent the four cardinal points of the zodiac.
The Ace of Wands is the first point of Aries, the Vernal Equinox around March 20, when the sun strides across the equator into Aries’ cardinal fire and martian power. This is the most important beginning of all, a primal energy, a spiritual energy, a thrusting energy, a positive energy. The sun is exalted in Aries, which is ruled by Mars.
The Ace of Cups represents the northerly solstice around June 21, when the sun reaches its most northern point at the tropic of Cancer and begins to turn south. This is primal care and protection, to hold what you have and to nurture with all your heart. Jupiter is exalted in Cancer which is ruled by the Moon.
The Ace of Swords is the autumnal equinox around September 22, when the sun moves south across the equator into Libra‘s cardinal air and venusian relativity. This is primal rationality, consideration, judgment, an important new thought or idea, or subject of study. Little wonder that the school/university year begins around this time. And Saturn is exalted in Libra which is ruled by Venus.
The Ace of Coins is the southern solstice around December 21, when the sun reaches its most southern point at the tropic of Capricorn and begins to turn north once again. This is primal materiality, a coalescence of all that is practical, manifesting substance, reality. Mars is exalted in Capricorn which is ruled by Saturn.
I asked for insight into the next five years in Britain. Spread used was the 1JJ Swiss Tarot.
Despite what Britain has become, it looks as though she will play a leading role in the world in the near future. There will be stronger, but fairer leadership. There will be a new beginning in diplomatic affairs, based more on ethics and the increasing involvement of younger people.
The British economy will be able to reinvent itself in ways we can’t even dream about at present. There will be far reaching changes in investments and much overseas development, financially. Much can be attained.
The country’s travel infrastructure will be reassessed, weighing up the true needs of the people. The media too will change, with a much more balanced content. The education system will also change significantly too, with much home schooling, which may become the norm.
Higher education could morph into areas like personal growth, rather than vocational degrees. The judicial system is also likely to switch to a more ethical approach based upon spirituality and ancient traditions. Long distance travel issues will be eased, with more emphasis upon water or ocean travel.
The people will become more discerning, judgemental, and will be able to communicate their opinions more easily. The government, in response to this, will seek a partnership with the people and vice versa, both becoming the same animal in effect, without the present lack of trust.
The country will become much more energetic and sportive, particularly amongst the young, with a move away from corporate sport, and towards the involvement of everyone at a more amateur level. This will be a significant achievement. At a societal level, there will be more emphasis on groups and societies that aid personal growth, probably from some spiritual perspective. The House of Commons and Lords, and regional councils, are very likely to be much reduced in size in function, and what remains will steer the course of the nation much more ethically than at present.
The health of the nation will become much more stabilised, with the emphasis moving to accentuating the positive. Similarly, the workforce will become much strengthened, with greater opportunity to ‘do your own thing’. The mental health of the nation, too, will have been much alleviated through a support network to help those who have been affected, particularly over the last two years but also in general. The idea of imprisonment will be reassessed.
Although the Britain of 2027 will still be very much a work in progress, it will be clear by then that the country, and indeed the world, will be going along a very different path.
I was more than a little surprised at the time of the Vernal Equinox this year, the First Point of Aries, or the first moment of spring: 3:33:33 PM GMT (set for London).
Even on the 24 hour clock it is 15:33:33, the 1 and the 5 adding up to 6 which is two threes. The ‘coincidences’ in the numbers of late have been off the scale – but what does it all mean? I keep seeing 11:11 all the time too.
The chart is also interesting. The MC is exactly conjunct the North Node in Taurus, hinting that the aspirations of the United Kingdom, at least, are heading in ‘right’ karmic direction. The Spring Quarter will see Britain (and hopefully its ‘government’) looking to be more practicable, out in the garden, securing financial down to earth issues as best it can. It is where our focus should be.
The Sun is cusping the eight house, therefore putting emphasis on shared securities and inheritances. Karmically, we should be getting back some of the stuff we are owed, but we also need to read the finer detail.
The ruler of the chart, Mercury, is conjunct Jupiter in the seventh house of diplomacy and enemies. This actually bodes well for the next three months in regard to diplomatic negotiations, and treaties, with a fair chance of success.
A Virgo ascendant means that health and work will be strongly featured. The sixth house of the nations health and work is a little problematic. In this house there is a Venus Mars conjunction which is square Uranus in the ninth house. There will be shocks in regard to health information, some sudden changes too, perhaps, although Saturn’s presence here in its own sign may help to bring some stability and realism as well.
And finally, a void of course Moon indicates there will be delays, perhaps some quite frustrating ones. This Moon inconjunct the Sun means the ‘government’ may still not be wholly transparent about certain financial issues (pensions, investments etc) to begin with in this period, whilst the people (Moon) will want to have clarity of information sooner than it is forthcoming. (void of course Moon in second house on cusp of third house).
I believe this 7 Day Week spread largely backs up the above astrology.
8 of Cups overall, in Sun position: Second decanate of Pisces ruled by the Moon; an overall sense of emotional achievement, having got through this.
10 of Coins in Moon position: Third decanate of Virgo ruled by Venus; the people will feel a sense of relief that something has been completed, or taken down – a gathering, in preparation for something new.
Strength card in the Mars position: A time when positive action will reap many benefits in a short space of time, but beware of some of the consequences.
Two of Swords in Mercury position: Dilemmas in media, in short distance travel too (transport, buses, the tube etc), but which narrative do you believe? Dilemmas in health and work related issues too. Use discernment.
The Fool in the Jupiter position: Longer distance travel issues should become a lot easier, with many areas open for discussion. A blank piece of paper. A good time to look around for that higher education course too, or seek fundamental spirituality, or philsosophy.
Five of Cups in Venus position: The second decanate of Scorpio ruled by Jupiter; changes in emotional relationships will be discomforting temporarily, but probably needed.
Eight of Wands in Saturn position: The second decanate of Sagittarius ruled by Mars; by the end of the quarter around June, there will be a sense of achievement, having got somewhere, and having done it through our own volition.
Overall there will be messages of relief, the overcoming of some difficult situation to put your mind more at ease.
Keep calm but don’t hide your emotion, it is good to talk.
A plan of action will be justified if you uphold your values.
A better news week overall, some breakthrough more possible, even likely, though assess the practical detail before committing long term. Neighbourhood issues well starred. Long distance travel more problematic.
Please yourself with looking more into the practical details of your life, be grateful for what you have, count your blessings.
The outcome by the end of the week promises a new start – begin to look forward to possibilities.