Astrology Bank Predictions 2018
I usually have a long list of your comments and questions, but one subject sent it way over the 5,000 mark this week, and it’s our shared financial future. I can’t think of a single professional astrologer who isn’t giving workshops or writing long features about the arrival of Uranus in Taurus. Uranus rules revolution. Taurus rules banks. Uranus rules freedom. Taurus rules cash.
Stop Press – I am now updating this feature on Tuesday 22nd May 2018, following the original 9th May post. I do love my readers as you all have eagle eyes – and an Irish reader on Twitter has pointed out that The Bank of England may fit the fated pattern below. Here it is!
Which pattern? Horoscope factors at 29, 0, 1 degrees in the chart. We see this right across the horoscopes of major banks, credit card companies and even individual people like Prince Charles and Her Majesty the Queen.
It starts May 2018 and sweeps into the first half of 2019. Keep tracking this. Keep a particularly close eye on what is taking place in the world of big business, banks and currency if you also have 29, 0, 1 patterns in your chart. They’ll be crucial.
These unusual patterns at the very end of a zodiac sign, and start of another, are being triggered for the first time since 1934 by Uranus (shock, revolution, radical change) in Taurus (currency, banks, shares).
We are taking the very first baby step into a new age, as Uranus only entered Taurus just a few days ago. But keep watching that Bank of England chart – and the Royal Family and their business interests, too!
Uranus also rules shock as well and we will see a series of shockwaves hit the banks, Bitcoin, credit card companies like American Express and even the world’s largest oil company, Exxon Mobil. Why? Strangely, they all share the same pattern in their ‘birth’ horoscopes. People are surprised when large corporations have astrological birth charts too, but the rules of astrology tell us – if it has a launch date, or incorporation date, it also has a horoscope. That means you, too, Amex.
Astrology has a good track record for specific, dated prediction. So what happens when Uranus – the planet which rules the snapping of chains, the release of locks and the excitement of freedom – goes into Taurus, the sign ruling credit cards? We will be gazing as far ahead as 2025 and it’s now Wednesday 9th May 2018, as I publish this online. A lot can happen in seven years!
Change and Your Spare Change
Bitcoin was born on 3rd January 2009. Bitcoin, the most famous cryptocurrency, was also born with patterns across 29, 1 and 2 degrees of the zodiac signs. Uranus will cross 29, 0, 1, 2 degrees in a dramatic pattern, starting on Sunday 13th May in London, which will ultimately reshape our shared future. Banks as we knew them in the 20th century will no longer rule. It begins with a storm. A shock. A lightning bolt – just four days away as I write this on Wednesday 9th May.
The fact is, not only Bitcoin has these astrological chart patterns across 29, 0, 1, 2 degrees. So does Exxon Mobil, the world’s largest oil company. So does the Standard Bank. So does Mastercard. Visa. The Standard Bank. In Australia, where banks are under investigation for corruption, the Commonwealth Bank. The ANZ bank. The National Australia Bank. In Britain, the HSBC. Lloyds. Natwest. Barclays. To highlight just how unusual this is, you need to know that in your own horoscope, you can have planets, asteroids and the rest scattered around 0 through 29 degrees of any zodiac sign.
The odds of this happening are fairly low if you work with a small number of factors – 13 factors in a chart, not including the Moon. Yet, it’s there, as a consistent pattern, with my bank – and possibly yours, or at least your credit card or debit card.
How big will the change be, in terms of your spare change, starting in just a few days? Massive. This is a revolution.
Everything astrology and history tell us, going back 2000 years to the days of the Romans (whose emperors put their zodiac signs on the coins) tells us a clear message. When the known financial world turns upside-down, as it will from May 15th, you need to change too. Don’t hang onto the past. That’s a golden rule with transits, or cycles, involving the planet Uranus.
Dates to Watch in 2018 and 2019
We begin this chain of ‘all change’ patterns on an otherwise quiet Sunday, 13th May, in London at 11.50am. Mercury, the planet of paperwork, meetings, phone calls and e-mails lines up exactly with Uranus, that symbol of shock and revolution. It happens in the sign of Aries at 29 degrees. Then, quickly, Mercury then moves to 0 Taurus. Uranus will move to 0 Taurus (the bank and credit card sign) just a few days later on Tuesday 15th May.
Bitcoin was founded on 3rd January 2009 with Venus at 29 Aquarius, Jupiter at 29 Capricorn. This is about Bitcoin.
Exxon Mobil was founded on 1st December 1998 with Neptune at 0 Aquarius. Watch Exxon Mobil on Wednesday 16th May. Why? On that day, Uranus at 0 Taurus will square, or clash with, Mars at 0 Aquarius. Exxon will not know what hit it, that day.
The Standard Bank was born on October 15th 1862 with Saturn at 29 Virgo.
Lloyds was born on 3rd June 1765 with Mars at 0 Cancer.
Natwest was born on 1st January 1970 with Neptune at 29 Scorpio.
Barclays was born on 17th November 1690 with Uranus at 29 Taurus.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia was born on 22nd December 1911 with the Sun at 29 Sagittarius, the North Node at 29 Aries and the South Node at 29 Libra.
Mastercard was born on 16th December 1966 with Mars at 29 Taurus
I’ve written a post for those of you who are also Premium Members about the May 2018 weather. It’s wild and stormy. There will be storms hitting the Royal Wedding where a horse called Storm is pulling the carriage for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, and Donald Trump will also meet his climate change, thanks to Stormy Daniels.
The Trump Towers – in fact, many towers right around the world – will shake in the storms that begin in May 2018 and they will not stop shaking until Christmas 2020. Why? Historic patterns in Capricorn, the sign which rules the top 1% of the mountain goats who climb to the top of the corporate headquarters. We’re seeing a major take-down and reconstruction with Pluto, Saturn, Ceres and Jupiter all in Capricorn – unbelievably – at the same time that Uranus (the revolution) starts to climb through Taurus (banking). The Trump Towers are Capricorn symbols. Trump’s own son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is a Capricorn with a tower of his own. May begins the electrical storms and lightning bolts. By Christmas 2020, New York in particular will not be the same – according to all the laws of astrology.
Watching May 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th
If you are tracking storms affecting the banks or your credit card, watch the days when we see astro-weather at 29 and 0 degrees. So we’re looking at Sunday 13th May, Tuesday 15th May, Wednesday 16th May. Allowing for world time zone changes, we could predict – unpredictable storms for the global financial industry, May 12th through 17th 2018 which start a revolution which will not be over until April 2026. That is how long it takes for the planet Uranus to complete his cycle in Taurus.
From May 13th on, if you are not completely across Bitcoin, Blockchain and the rapid rise of competing cryptocurrencies, you need to be. The astrology is really clear. We are seeing a crisis and transformation for the banks and the finance industry. The money men in suits will ultimately be separated completely from a totally different demographic – people who don’t wear suits, who want to use their friendships, within a group, to do what the banks and stockbrokers used to do.
Facebook is already trying to crack this, but Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook also have heavy astrological weather near that crucial 0 degree mark and a crisis is on the way. This is not about corporate social media, this is about alternatives to it.
In fact, it seems likely that Facebook’s plans to mix cryptocurrency with social media based networking may be one of many catalysts which starts a revolution as May, June 2018 chime with its own ‘birth’ chart. Actually, forget chime. It’s clang.
When Pluto goes into Aquarius (friends, groups) from 2023 we will find these Facebook alternatives – the close-knit financial/social communities using tokens, rather than real ‘old’ money – become tremendously powerful and we are going to have to handle them with extreme care.
Yet, once Jupiter and Saturn both enter Aquarius together at Christmas 2020, we’ll see a stunning rebirth of what the 20th century would have called an old-fashioned union, together with a Friendly Society or community-based credit union. Just be aware – it won’t be with notes and coins – and beyond 2023 it’s going to be intense. Friendship was never so critical or crucial.
End of the Old, Birth of the New
Uranus can be exciting. Liberating. Enthralling. Imagine an internet where you were paid in cryptocurrency, to write content or post illustrations or photographs, on a social media network that was genuinely friendly. Where you earned and traded. We’ve seen attempts at this – start-up experiments – but once Uranus is in Taurus for good, from May 15th, they’ll start to replace the privacy invasion and worse, that Facebook is associated with.
Does this all sounds like Imagine by John Lennon? Not so fast. We’re talking about a cycle that has form. In fact, once upon a time, this same cycle (Taurus-Capricorn transits) replaced power, wealth and corruption at the top, with simple people power.
In 2018, 2019, 2020 we are seeing something that just has not happened on this massive scale since Martin Luther and the Reformation in the 16th century. Back then, with rare Capricorn-Taurus cycles, it was the fall of Catholic wealth. What will it be over the next three years? The fall of the old system of lending and borrowing money. Astrology is basically history. Cycles of repeated time. The clock and the calendar are really not up to the job of measuring that. Astrology rests on something called an Ephemeris, which is rather like a Tardis manual for Doctor Who. It shows alternative time. A different kind of time keeping. The strange thing is – it works.
The World Turns Upside Down – Africa, Electricity and Cryptocurrency
One of the interesting things about Uranus is its link with a 1781 folk song called ‘And The World Turned Upside-Down.’ It’s what they were playing when the Americans beat the British in Yorktown. If you think about our world in terms of that old 20th century term ‘third world’ it’s really fascinating to see what the 21st century might bring for Africa in particular. Electricity and cryptocurrency by 2025? It seems certain. A jaws-on-the-floor reversal of that nation’s relationship with the West? Why not?
The other interesting thing about Uranus in Taurus is that in 1934 when we last saw this astrological cycle, the American government subsidised the supply of electricity to farmers. It revolutionised the future of the U.S.A. Now, history repeats.
Bitcoin and the Banks – Patterns at 1 and 2 Degrees – Dates to Watch
Beyond the initial shock as Uranus goes from 29 Aries to 0 Taurus, we then watch Uranus (the revolution) moving across 1 and 2 degrees of Taurus. This planet was discovered in 1781 when The American Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and The French Revolution all peaked or began. It is associated with people power, shock, and the world turning upside-down.
One thing to watch from May 2018 is the developing world – sometimes called the Third World – and its new prominence in global economics. It’s very interesting that Bill and Melinda Gates are using the new currency technology to assist vast numbers of people – who don’t have a bank account – to become financially independent. Watch countries where traditionally the white men in suits, have exploited people for a profit. According to all the laws of astrology, that old world is going to flip over.
Bitcoin shows Pluto at 1 Capricorn, Mercury at 2 Aquarius
Mastercard shows Venus at 2 Capricorn, Ceres at 1 Cancer
Visa shows Jupiter at 1 Scorpio, Neptune at 2 Scorpio
American Express shows Mercury at 2 Pisces, Mars at 1 Cancer
The Standard Bank shows Neptune at 1 Aries, Chiron at 2 Pisces
The ANZ shows Neptune at 2 Aquarius
The NAB shows Mercury at 2 Scorpio
The HSBC shows the North Node at 1 Scorpio and South Node at 1 Taurus
Natwest shows Jupiter at 2 Scorpio, Saturn at 2 Taurus
The CBA shows Jupiter at 2 Sagittarius, Chiron at 2 Pisces
The Bank of England reveals Sun 0 Cancer, Pluto 0 Leo, Mars at 2 Virgo, Saturn at 1 Capricorn. That’s a pattern!
The Bank of Scotland (thanks to Anne Whitaker) shows Pluto at 2 Leo
The Royal Bank of Scotland, out of interest, founded by Royal Charter, shows Pluto at 2 Libra. Watch the Royal Family.
Of these (above) the biggest dramas will involve Visa, the NAB, the HSBC and Natwest. Why? Their patterns fall in Taurus and the Second House of currency and credit cards and/or in Scorpio in the Eighth House of global trade and investment.
If you’re a Premium Member please be sure to read the extended weekly horoscopes where I will give you specific dates for these patterns across 1, 2 degrees as they develop. This will be the case, intensely so in June 2018, and well into early 2019.
Bitcoin, with its group-focussed, friendship-focussed Mercury at 2 Aquarius will be with us, well past 2023 and in fact when Pluto in Aquarius makes its historic pass over 2 Aquarius in February 2025, you’ll really need your horoscope by your side.
Saturn at 2 Capricorn Trine Uranus at 2 Taurus on August 27th 2018
Watch the historic trine from Saturn (reality, life lessons) in Capricorn (the top 1%, the system, the establishment) to Uranus (freedom, invention, independence, revolution) in Taurus (currency, savings, debt) on August 27th, 2018. You can allow a few days either side. This has not happened in our lifetime. Because it falls at 2 degrees, it will have a tremendous impact on Australian banks in particular, but also Mastercard, Visa and Amex. Fantastic plastic.
What do we take away from all this? Well, astrology is as much about sociology as it is about history. It’s about knowing if you are among the billions of people born with factors at 29, 0, 1, 2 degrees.
It’s also about knowing if you are among the billions born with the money signs (Taurus and Scorpio) or the mortgage and property sign (Cancer) or the two employment signs (Virgo and Capricorn) dominating your chart, specifically at those degrees. If so, the astrological weather which affects the world, affects you.
I’ll give you an example. If the Bank of England devalues the pound, Brexit crashes into Bitcoin – or some other shock takes place which sends The Queen’s head on the pound coins stage left – you may gain. How? Well, if you have factors at 0, 1, 2 Cancer in your Fourth House of apartments, and Uranus comes along at 0, 1, 2 Taurus to sextile that – astrology tells us it’s an easy ride for you. Maybe you’ll suddenly find rental costs or purchase tags on apartments come down to your price bracket.
It really does depend on all the factors in your personal birth chart, though, so if you are a Premium Member, do make sure you have all your ebooks (free with membership) to hand, so you can quickly check the patterns in your horoscope.
Electricity Supply and Cryptocurrency
Uranus has always been a symbol of electricity. His discovery in 1781 chimed with the discovery of ‘animal electricity’ by Galvani, which later became the basis for the battery. Uranus turned up when eccentric Americans were flying kites in electrical storms in dangerous weather.
Astrology is sychronicity, a word coined by Carl Jung, who was a psychologist but also a passionate astrologer. The other piece of synchronicity about Uranus is that, as Ouranus (to the Greeks) he was the father of three kinds of lightning.
All of which brings me to the most important story The Guardian has run in recent years. Even beyond its Cambridge Analytica, Paradise Papers or Panama Papers scoops.
“The intense data processing required by blockchain pulls in an extraordinary amount of electricity, and widespread use of it would drag global energy markets into the abyss – and bring the world’s carbon emissions budget down with it.
As an example, just a single bitcoin transaction has been calculated to devour as much energy as what powers 1.57 US households for a day – roughly 5,000 times more energy-hungry than a typical credit card payment. Would you prefer to pay by cash, credit or planet-wide blackout?” Max Opray.
Who and What Gains From Uranus in Taurus?
Over the short-term, until November 2018, Jupiter (abundance, solutions, breakthroughs, advantages, opportunities, growth, expansion) is in Scorpio (shares, finance, business, charity). For a limited time only, some people will feel very fortunate indeed. I will leave you to ask your own financial experts about this, and do your own research. But – watch Elon Musk. Watch Tesla Inc. Watch something as simple as the overdraft. These people, organisations and inventions are linked by Scorpio factors which just happen to be the beneficiary of lucky Jupiter. You will, however, need to know exactly what you are doing! As with everything you read here, astrology is just one tool in the tool kit of your financial life. And you’re doing the work, not me.
What Did Uranus Ever Do For Us?
Uranus describes the rise of the Trade Unions in Great Britain after the Industrial Revolution and the creation of the Labour Party. It is essentially about ‘freedom from’ or ‘freedom through’ and you’re going to have a choice about that, starting within days as I write this in a small way – and certainly no later than February 2020 when Uranus makes his last pass at 2 degrees.
Uranus is also about America’s independence from Great Britain and her divorce from the monarchy. It is about her break away from the British tax system. It is very much about taxation and that is the biggest revolution you will see. Another very good reason for this is that the French Revolution, also associated with the discovery of Uranus, was about a tax revolt.
For now, I hope this takes care of some of your questions, at least. I travel a lot so time does not always allow me to sit down and focus on what you need to know. But – rest assured – one thing astrologers have learned about this cycle, is that the future belongs to the people who invent it together.
It will involve new inventions and new technology, both ruled by Uranus. It will frequently be exciting and liberating, as much as it is disruptive and challenging – particularly to people or organisations which want to live in the past. Uranus favours people who give each other the space to experiment and explore, honouring each other’s need for freedom. Within the context of money, debt, credit, loans, currency, mortgages and taxes – you will be given more than enough room to move.
It is in the nature of Uranus to be shocking. It is also in the nature of this cycle to give us aftershocks. The last thing, that anybody expected to see happen, usually does! Yet, the thing I love about astrology is that it reassures us over the long-term. The revolutions that occur on major Uranus cycles like this one are always meant to be, and for the people – by the people. As one of ‘the people’ myself I am quite looking forward to experimenting with what comes, and I’ll be doing that on this website – using myself as a guinea pig – in connection with a feature from my friend, author and editor, Phil Barker (not an astrologer)!
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