Ah, Greece. Here comes your long, hot revolution, following your economic meltdown. The first sign of what is to come? The Mercury-Uranus conjunction at 4 Aries, 5.22pm, Sunday March 18th .
Greek rebels should note, though – Mercury is retrograde so what we have here is a message failing to connect, a grand statement that will come to nothing – or a computer system that’s never going to work. The revolution will not be televised; it will not even make it to air properly.
The Greek revolution will not really be articulated until the direct Mercury-Uranus conjunction on Sunday April 22nd at 9.28pm. In both cases these times hover around the start times for television and radio news – just after 5pm and 9pm. It’s megaphone time.
The Greeks have a proud history of resistance (particularly during World War Two) and also of hell-raising. Or should that be Hellenic-raising? In any case, the astrology is clear. This is going to a long, hot painful summer. As traumatic for some, as it is liberating for others.
Why Greece? Because in all her incarnations, she has planets at 4 degrees. Her March 25th 1821 revolution chart shows the Sun conjunct Mercury at 4 Aries. Her Independence chart, set for January 13th 1822, shows Uranus at 4 Capricorn. Her democracy chart, set for July 24th 1974 shows the Moon at 4 Libra and Pluto at 4 Libra.
Here are some more dates to watch – on Saturday March 24th, the Sun conjuncts Uranus at 4 Aries at 6.20pm. Again it’s just after the news slot.
There’s another key moment on Saturday March 31st, as Mars at 4 Virgo forms the quincunx to Uranus at 4 Aries. That takes place at 10.02am. Then on Tuesday April 24th the Sun at 4 Taurus will trine Mars at 4 Virgo, enabling the God of War.
Watch what happens near Sunday June 24th at 10.12am when Uranus at 8 Aries squares Pluto at 8 Capricorn. This triggers Venus at 8 Pisces in the Greek Independence chart. On Friday June 29th, the Sun at 8 Cancer will oppose Pluto at 8 Capricorn and square Uranus at 8 Aries. Her independent side will be well and truly triggered on those dates.
What people are really looking for, in any kind of rebellion, is hope for the future. Therefore it might just be the optimistic sextile from Jupiter at 8 Gemini to Uranus at 8 Aries 22nd July, which sees the peak of the Greek revolution. Jessica Adams.
*All times for London GMT. Add or subtract a day for your time zone. Data from The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer (2004). Images Wikimedia Commons. All predictions written and posted on March 15th 2012.