I was sitting down to write your weekly horoscope column the other day, when I noticed an explosive series of patterns in the skies. As they trigger the charts for the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Australia and North Korea we are clearly looking at radical change affecting all of them. Worldwide, though, there is a hugely increased risk of war games, terrorism and rioting as March arrives.
Clearly, the protests against the new, politically extreme world we are all living in, show a pressure-cooker situation which people are expecting to blow. The astrology says, it will blow in the final week of February and first week of March. In fact – many nations around the world, as well as the natural world itself (volcanoes, earthquakes) seems likely to mirror what the horoscope is telling us. All times here are set for London, below.
North Korea and the Mars-Uranus Cycle
On 23rd March 2013, we saw a Mars-Uranus conjunction, which we are about to see again (with added intensity) across February-March 2017. North Korea is triggered. Within a fortnight of the 2013 pattern, North Korea ended all peace pacts with South Korea. The country confirmed it was aiming long-range missiles at the U.S. mainland. Within a week of the pattern, there was a cyber attack against South Korea by North Korea and the hotline between both was broken.
Two years later, on March 10th, 11th 2015 we had another Mars-Uranus conjunction. The planet of war and the planet of rebellion. Reuters reported that two days later, on March 13th, North Korea fired seven surface-to-air missiles.
Dates to Watch Across February-March
This is the sequence I’m concerned about, along with many of my astrologer colleagues. It begins with a cover-up on Sunday. An eclipse is always about an information black-out and sometimes a plot.
Sunday 26th February
New Moon. Annular Solar Eclipse. Sun 8 Pisces conjunct Moon 8 Pisces.
Monday 27th February
Mars 22 Aries conjunct Uranus 22 Aries.
Mars 22 Aries opposite Jupiter 22 Libra.
Monday is extreme. Mars is a 2000+ year old symbol for war in astrology. We associate it with violence, unfortunately, and more optimistically, with controlled anger. Uranus equals revolution, rebellion and the world turning upside-down. Jupiter in Libra is a force for good (equality) but it is struggling here, in opposition to Mars.
I took this photograph of a traffic light in Paris, in close-up, because to me it symbolises what Mars feels like, when in transit. It’s white-hot. It’s a red light, warning people to STOP unless they want the worst possible consequences. Red is the colour associated with Mars (the red planet) and also associated with The Red Cross and with fire services. The fact that Mars is in Aries, the sign which is ruled by Mars itself, is a double warning.
One of the countries with a 22 degree pattern is Russia. She was ‘born’ on 25th December 1991 at 5.45am in Moscow, when the Soviet Union ended (data: Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer).
Russia has Venus at 22 Scorpio and Pluto very close by at 21 Scorpio. This will be about big business and the economy for Russia.
Tuesday 28th February 2017
The Moon enters Aries today. The Moon often times situations, so if we have not yet seen the impact of the Mars transits from Monday, we will over the next 48 hours. Mars opposes Vulcano, the powerful asteroid, today. Vulcano is the husband of Venus in astrology and in mythology he was the blacksmith who worked with fire and steel. We associate him with ‘volcanic’ emotion and also with, naturally enough, vulcano eruption in the natural world. Watch Russia across this period.
Moon enters Aries
Mars 22 Aries opposite Vulcano 22 Libra
Unfortunately the signature for war is developing, as on Wednesday 1st March we find Salacia entering Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars in astrology. Salacia is the wife of Neptune. I do feel that the natural world will be keeping in step with what the human world is feeling, which is a tremendous eruption of anger.
This famous painting of revolution in France, which I also found in The Louvre in Paris on the same day I photographed the red traffic light, expresses what we will experience in the final week of February and first week of March. My eyes are also on the chart for France, throughout this period. It’s not only the UK and Russia horoscope which is showing strain. The path to March is intense around the world.
Jupiter Opposite Uranus
The pattern culminates on Friday 3rd March with Jupiter’s opposition to Uranus. This is not the first time we’ve seen this. You will remember we had a clash between these two planets on 27th December, when former President Barack Obama shocked the world by expelling 35 Russian diplomats after they hacked the American election and cost Hillary Clinton the presidency. This tells us that the 25th December Russian chart is working – it was hit at 22 degrees, exactly, in December 2016.
Friday 3rd March
Jupiter 22 Libra opposite Uranus 22 Aries
I mentioned the cover-up which begins the issues. There is a reminder about this (cover-ups classically involve the CIA, FBI, MI6 and so on) on Saturday 4th March, with a Mercury-Neptune conjunction. This is distorted information. It’s also the classic signature of what we now call ‘fake news’ or in the new White House, ‘alternative facts.’
Saturday 4th March
Mercury 11 Pisces conjunct Neptune 11 Pisces
The whole pattern peaks again, on Sunday 5th March so this feels like the most intense introduction to a new month, in many years. The Ides of March? Perhaps.
Sunday 5th March
Uranus 22 Aries opposite Vulcano 22 Libra
Mars 26 Aries trine Saturn 26 Sagittarius
The United Kingdom Chart
The repeated hammering of 22 degrees in the heavens across this period triggers the United Kingdom horoscope, which you can click to enlarge. She was ‘born’ on 1st January 1801 at 00.00am in London. You can see she was born with Vulcano at 22 Cancer, so this is a T-Square waiting to happen. T stands for tension and trouble. Common sense says, we are going to see either an extreme reaction for/against Brexit – or a violent reaction against The Special Relationship that the United Kingdom has with the United States, gathering speed since the American President met with Prime Minister Theresa May.
Saturn is also very close by at 23 Leo in the United Kingdom chart, below. We also associate Leo with the Royal Family and Buckingham Palace. This is a very difficult period for the country.
North Korea and February-March
North Korea recently fired a warning shot during a diplomatic meeting between the American President and Japan. Here you can see the national chart. It is set for September 10th, 1948 at 12.00pm (data for the UK and Korea, The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer).
In the North Korean horoscope we can see Fortuna (daughter of Jupiter) at 22 Gemini and Vesta, daughter of Saturn, at 22 Virgo. That’s a square, or a point of tension, which will also be triggered by the patterns we see from late February into early March. At this point it would also make sense to call in the natal chart for the new President, but unfortunately the first ‘birth certificate’ supplied to the media was not an official birth certificate at all, and even though a document was later produced as a substitute, I have to say that the chart does not work for me. It does not show any of the crises that have affected the White House since November, so I’m afraid I can’t use it here.
What I do use and trust, is the American horoscope, which you can see below. It is not set for July 4th 1776, which tends not to work for most major events. It is set for the first time the official title ‘The United States’ was used in correspondence, which happened around six months earlier.
What it is picking up is the eclipse (the cover-up) at 8 Pisces which begins this whole intense February-March crossover period. You can see below, that America has Diana at 8 Aquarius. Diana is Jupiter’s daughter. This is about the Republicans, the Democrats or another political group – possibly even a radical protest group – as Aquarius rules these movements and communities. Diana is a symbol for feminism and also for independent women. Here is the chart.
The Australian Horoscope
I am also including the Australian horoscope which is set for her official status as a nation, a few days after Australia Day on January 26th – on February 7th, 1788. Thanks to the University of Wollongong for the data. This is a real concern because she was born with Neptune at 21 Libra, so very close to the Libra-Aries chain of oppositions. This is about Australia and her allies, but also her enemies. Watch this space. A new world order will be born on February 26th through March 5th, 2017 but it will be born with the spectre of war looming and a risk of terrorism and violent protest around the globe. The natural world will mirror what is happening in human hearts as we see dramatic earthquakes, electrical storms, wild fires and volcanoes.
A wise friend said to me the other day ‘We cannot control what happens in the White House but we can control what happens in our house.’ In other words, you can run your own house, apartment or life and take care of that – never mind the racism, sexism or extremism which is unfolding around you. I think that’s really good advice. Do use your common sense across this fiery, explosive period, though. If your instinct tells you that a particular person, place or situation is simmering, then move right away. Astrology is about negotiating with destiny. That’s what it is there for.