THE SATURN AND PLUTO CYCLE – DEATH, DESTRUCTION AND DOWNFALLS
As astrologers, we study planetary cycles. Planetary movements relative to the planetary positions at birth give us an indication of what will go on at any given time. This is not to say that the planets are dictating the events in our lives. The planets reflect what is going on in our lives, as is stated in the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus “as above, so below, as the universe, so the soul”
Mundane astrology is the practice of looking at world events through the lens of astrology. Many astrologers will look at an event after the fact and connect the dots, while an excellent mundane astrologer will have a good sense of what will happen ahead time. I write this during the COVID-19 outbreak, and I watch the stock market crash. I remember a lecture from a few years back where financial astrologer Bill Meridian, who is an award-winning market trader under his real name, talk about the Bull market in 2019 and how that will crash in 2020
While the Saturn/Pluto cycle on its own is not always representative of the market, it can be a potential or catalyst. Let’s look at the meaning of these two planets and what cycles mean before we go down the historical path.
Saturn was the end of the solar system. It is the furthest planet that we can see with the naked eye, although under certain perfect circumstances we might be able to get a glimpse of Uranus, Saturn is the marker. Saturn, therefore, is given the title of Time Lord. Remember, Saturn is the Roman name for the Greek god Cronos, where we get the word chronology or time. Saturn has a 29-30 year cycle around the Sun and represents generational cycle
Astrologically, being the last visible planet, makes Saturn represent limits, boundaries, old age and therefore bones. It rules death. Saturn represents the status quo, corporations, establishments and the ruling class. It represents structures, both physical and societal.
Pluto was only discovered in the 1930s, so its use in astrology is very recent. It has been assigned rulership of the dark and mysterious sign of Scorpio. Pluto was the god of the Underworld, the place where the dead go after life here on earth. It was full of treasures and was, apparently a place of beauty. Astrologically, Pluto represents death and transformations. Before Pluto, death was ruled by Saturn, the time lord. Therefore, they combined hold the distinct honour of this role.
Since Pluto is associated with the Underworld, it will rule things that are underground such as mines as they have treasures under the earth. Pluto also rules hidden things, so that means secrets. Pluto rules things of power, such as nuclear energy, or the mob leader or authoritarian regime or leader. Pluto can also rule things such as obsessions. Pluto can also be cruel and sadistic acts
While it comes across as nasty when appropriately used, it can be about transformation for the better. This is why Pluto is associated with psychology, and the obsessive drive can lead to the ability to get things done.
When planets are orbiting the sky, they will be in different positions because their orbits are different. Astrologically, we use aspects that were defined by the ancient Roman astronomer, geographer, and mathematician, Claudius Ptolemaeus (127-145CE), otherwise known as Ptolemy. The planetary aspects he used are:
- Conjunction – two planets are at the same point on the ecliptic or 0° apart
- Sextile – are 60° apart, forward or backwards
- Square – are 90° apart,forward or backwards
- Trine – are 120° apart, forward or backwards
- Opposition – are 180° apart or opposite
Sextiles and trines are usually seen as positive aspects. Conjuncts can be both because it can good thing or too much of a good thing making it a bad thing. For squares image rubbing two sticks together create friction and the oppositions, a tug of war, are seen as challenging aspects. In a birth chart, these aspects give the person their energy, so they are not always viewed as good or bad. If a person has too many trines, they may understand things easily or have a lot of talents but cannot get things accomplished because there is no drive or incentive. You need squares to bring in tension to achieve something.
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SATURN-PLUTO INTERACTIONS FROM 1900
In mundane astrology, we look at the harsh aspects (0°, 90°, 180°) as the significant events. With two powerhouse planets like Saturn and Pluto, one would expect the harsh aspects to bring about some significant events in the world. Below is a graph showing the timeline of the harsh aspects between Saturn and Pluto. If you look at the timing, you can spot significant timeframes. This graph looks at 4° orbs from the exact positions of the square. Example: If Pluto is at 4° of Capricorn, we will examine Saturn from 0° of Capricorn up to 8° of Capricorn. Mundane-wise the effective orb is usually looser than 4°, but I have tightened it to reduce the number of events. Here are the Saturn-Pluto aspects from 1900 to 2030.
SATURN IN PISCES SQUARE PLUTO IN GEMINI
Transit Active (4° Orb):
11 March 1907 – 23 February 1908
14 April 1907
8 September 1907
18 January 1908
Not all bad things happened at this time, but there were challenges to the status quo. As Venus (women) was opposite Pluto in February and squaring Saturn, 400 English suffragettes stormed Parliament leading to 60 arrests. When Venus came into a conjunction with Pluto and squaring Saturn during the summer of 1907 it was at this time we saw Finland giving women right to vote and Norway allowing middle-class women to vote in parliamentary elections.
Gemini rules communication and Pisces water, we see Guglielmo Marconi’s company making the first commercial wireless service between Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada and Clifden, Ireland thus revolutionising communication.
In Military actions,
- US troops occupy Nicaragua,
- French forces occupy Casablanca.
- The Japanese make Korea a protectorate of Japan
- Romanian Army puts down Moldavian farmers’ revolt.
Pluto rules mines and explosions three prominent ones occurred in the USA:
- Monongah, West Virginia, USA kills 361
- Jacobs Creek, Pennsylvania, USA kills 239
- Yolande, Alabama, USA kills 91
Pisces rules the oceans and seas and Pluto death:
- Passenger ship Larchmont sinks by Block Island, off Rhode Island – 322 dead
- SS Berlin sinks off the Hook of Holland – 142 dead
- Schooner Thomas W. Lawson runs aground near the Hellweather’s Reef – 16 dead
- The Quebec Bridge in St Lawrence, Canada collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
In May of 1907, there was an outbreak of the Bubonic Plague in San Francisco, California, USA. The last case was diagnosed at the end of January 1908. There were 159 infected and 77 deaths.
SATURN CONJUNCT PLUTO IN CANCER
Transit Active (4° Orb):
1 August 1914 – 16 January 1915
29 March 1915- 25 June 1915
4 October 1914
1 November 1914
19 May 1915
GEOPOLITICAL – WORLD WAR I
Saturn and Pluto are in Cancer, in the sign of home and roots. People will dig into their turf and stand their ground. On 28 July 1914 war broke out in Europe as the Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia which brought in the Russians a few days later. Germany sided with Austria-Hungary with Italy on the sidelines. When Venus and Mars were conjunct each other and square Saturn and Pluto on 12 August, France and Britain joined the war. Pluto was conjunct again when Italy joined allies on 23 May 1915. The war lasted until 11 November 1918. This war led to 20 million deaths and another 21 million injured. It mobilised 70 million armed forces.
From January 1918 until December 1920, the world saw the major pandemic called the Spanish Flu. It is believed to have affected 500 million people causing anywhere from 17-50 million deaths. Some estimates put it close to 100 million deaths. While the outbreak did not occur until 1918, it is believed the Spanish Flu started in the trenches of World War I. Trench warfare had people living in close proximate with corpses and rats, making it a breeding ground for diseases of a pandemic scale. When the soldiers were sent to hospitals or sent home, they would spread the disease to those there, which has led some researchers to speculate that it was actually around earlier 1918.
SATURN IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CANCER
Transit Active (4° Orb):
3 December 1921 – 30 March 1922
9 September 1922 – 11 November 1922
27 May 1923 – 7 August 1923
8 October 1922
While this period in time is not as horrific or extreme, it is one that starts laying the foundation for events to come. Cancer is about family, roots, and home and Libra about fairness and balance. The following events can reflect those themes.
- In India, this would be the start of the opposition to occupation as the English jail Mahatma Gandhi to 6 years in prison for disobedience. His incarceration can be seen as the start of the road to independence for India. During the last Saturn-Pluto cycle is when Gandhi returned to India (1915), he started championing the cause that would end over the next few Saturn-Pluto phases.
- In Russia, Joseph Stalin is appointed the General Secretary of the Russian Communist Party by Vladimir Lenin. By the end of December of 1922, the Soviet Union or USSR organised as a federation of RSFSR, Ukrainian SSR, Belorussian SSR and Transcaucasian SSR.
- The summer of 1922 saw the Irish Civil War start in Northern Ireland with fighting lasting until June 1923, but this will continue for many years later.
- The autumn of 1922, saw Benito Mussolini and his fascist made their historic seven-day march on Rome where King Emmanuel II makes Mussolini the new Prime Minister of Italy. After only one month, they give Mussolini dictatorial power for one year.
- In July 1923, The Treaty of Lausanne (1923) brought an end to the Ottoman Empire after 624 years. The treaty set the boundaries of the modern Republic of Turkey and was signed by Greece, Bulgaria and many of the other countries that fought in World War I.
In Germany, hyperinflation continued growing. By December 1922 it took 7,000 marks to buy a single American dollar. A lot of this was due to reparation dues to the Allies from First World War. Right-wing and left-wing factions were at odds with each other over the economic turmoil with as many as 400 political murders occurring during this period.
SATURN IN CAPRICORN OPPOSITE PLUTO IN CANCER
Transit Active (4° Orb):
18 January 1931 – 3 April 1931
21 May 1931 – 21 August 1931
6 November 1931 – 14 January 1932
17 February 1931
8 July 1931
13 December 1931
While Pluto-Saturn isn’t always about disasters, scientist Ernest Lawrence invents the cyclotron, a device used to accelerate particles to study nuclear physics. At the same time, Albert Einstein and astronomer Edwin Hubble begin researching at the California Institute of Technology.
Also, this year marks the time the bad guy doesn’t always win, as Al Capone is arrested on tax evasion charges.
- The world is in the midst of the Great Depression, and it is difficult times for most people after the stock market crash of 1929
- The United Kingdom and Japan abandon the gold standard of which most of the gold is held in the USA.
Pluto in Cancer has themes of control of the homefront. Saturn is in the diplomatic sign of Libra. The events here were under the guise of diplomacy.
- In September 1931 to justify invading Manchuria, China, the Japanese fake a railway explosion. The Japanese military was there to protect Japanese interests, but now they went on the offensive. Surrounding countries were not impressed with the aggression, which continued to grow into the following year as Japan spread its power.
- Mussolini is now in power in Italy
- In Germany, Adolf Hitler is starting to rise as a political force.
SATURN IN ARIES SQUARE PLUTO IN CANCER
Transit Active (4° Orb):
23 May 1939 – 9 October 1939
28 February 1940 – 26 April 1940
25 March 1940
GEOPOLITICAL – WORLD WAR II
Saturn is in the confrontational war-like sign of Aries in aggressive square aspect to controlling Pluto in the sign of the homeland.
- During the summer of 1939, Hitler gives Stalin a portion of Poland taken from Russia during its civil war.
- On 1 September 1939, Hitler invades Poland, and by 3 September France and Britain declare war on Germany.
- Katyn Massacre occurred on 5 March 1940. Members of the Soviet Politburo which included Joseph Stalin sign an order for the execution of 25,700 Polish intelligentsia as well as 14700 POWs.
- On 10 June 1940 Italy joins the war.
SATURN CONJUNCT PLUTO IN LEO
Transit Active (4° Orb):
5 July 1947 – 21 September 1947
15 March 1948 – 19 May 1948
10 August 1947
This period saw the rise of a couple of global groups:
- The International Monetary Fund or the IMF, which is supposed to secure financial stability and reduce poverty around the world started operations on 1 March 1947.
- The other organisation created in this period was the World Health Organisation, which started operations on 7 April 1948.
Not all new organisations were good ones, as the Hells Angels motorcycle gang got started in California. They have now grown into a global operation with chapters all around the world.
- Saturn and Pluto can represent an explosion of power, so it is appropriate that on 1 April 1948 the two physicists, Ralph Alpher and George Gamow, published their paper about the Big Bang
- A few months later a supposedly downed alien spacecraft is reportedly found near Roswell, New Mexico.
- On 14 August 1947 Pakistan gains independence from Great Britain
- The following day, India gained independence, but they remained a dominion of England until 1950.
- On 30 January 1948, Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu nationalist, in New Delhi.
- This period saw the start of the Cold War between the USSR and the USA predominantly. Because of the tensions, President Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947 into law. The law created four new departments: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the Department of Defense (DoD), the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.
The World Medical Association (WMA) is formed this year. It is an international confederation of free professional medical associations. Like CDC, the WMA would launch Influenza Immunization Campaigns.
There was an major epidemic of Polio in England and Wales.
SATURN IN SCORPIO SQUARE PLUTO IN LEO
Transit Active (4° Orb):
30 November 1955 – 5 February 1956
19 May 1956 – 23 November 1956
27 December 1955
2 July 1956
7 October 1956
- Civil Rights movement starts on 1 December 1955in Montgomery, Alabama, when African American Rosa Parks refuses to obey the bus driver’s order to she give up her seat for a white passenger. She gets arrested, and this led to the Montgomery bus boycott, which in turn leads to the court case Browder v. Gayle in which the supreme court of the USA declaring that segregation was unconstitutional. Alabama was ordered to end the practice. Other civil rights, activities were launched because of Mrs Parks’ actions.
- Elvis Presley makes waves with gold records and television appearances ushering in Rock’n’roll which went against the status quo of the time. A white man playing black rhythm and blues and his hip-shaking movement were considered offensive to the status quo of conservative America. This was the start of a social revolution ushered in the Rock’n’roll era.
- Austriabecomes independent, under terms of the 15 May 1955 under the Austrian State Treaty.
- The Vietnam War begins between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the Republic of Vietnam. The north side of the country aligned themselves with the communist Viet Cong.
- Suez Crisis: On 29 October 1956, the United Kingdom, France, and Israel begin bombing Egyptto force the reopening of the Suez Canal. The war ends after a week, and the French withdraw by December, and the Israelis withdraw by March 1957
- Soviet Red Armytroops invade Hungary
- An American spy plane, the Lockheed U-2,makes its first flight over the Soviet Union.
The second known case of an airliner being destroyed by a bomb over the mainland US 1 November 1955. A time bomb got placed in checked luggage of the DC-6 United Airlines Flight 629. It killed all 44 people on board. John Graham planted the bomb to kill his mother so he could claim the life insurance policy placed on her. Up to this point, there was no law preventing the sabotage of an aircraft on the law books.
Asian flu pandemic originated in China probably from ducks in late 1956. In February 1957, the Flu spread from China to Singapore and then in Hong Kong by April. It made its way to North America by June. As in most cases of Flu, the elderly were the most vulnerable. Estimates of the number of deaths vary worldwide ranging from 1 million to 4 million, but the WHO approximates it was two million.
Jonas Salk announced a vaccine against Polio on 12 April 1955.
SATURN IN PISCES OPPOSITE TO PLUTO IN VIRGO
Transit Active (4° Orb):
25 March 1965 – 23 September 1965
25 January 1966 – 19 March 1966
1 November 1966 – 12 January 1967
23 April 1965
17 August 1965
19 February 1966
The Civil Rights movement in the USA started to gain steam in the with some significant events
- The Malcolm X was assassinated on 21 February 1965
- A young unarmed protester is killed and is a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement and the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
- Race riots in Los Angeles
- Lyndon Johnson signs in Voting Rights Act prohibiting discrimination and later the ban on interracial marriage is deemed unconstitutional.
- The Vietnam protests ramp up with the burning of draft cards and the rise of the hippie movement. Hippie rose as a counter-culture movement against the conservative standards of the day.
- LSD was making its way into the social scene as was the rise of psychedelic music.
As Pluto has to do with nuclear power and Pisces the vast unknown, the 3 April 1965 launch of the world’s first space nuclear power reactor, SNAP-10A, is a significant event. It remains in low Earth orbit and is operational for 43 days.
- In March 1966, the US Air Force, US Navyand South Vietnamese air force launch Operation Rolling Thunder, a 3½-year aerial bombardment campaign against North Vietnam.
- Pakistani/Indian tensions rise, but they eventually sign a peace agreement in the USSR.
- In the People’s Republic of China, Mao Zedongbegins the Cultural Revolution to purge and reorganise China’s Communist Party. The Red Guards are travelling around the country eliminating the “bourgeois”. They change street names, burn books and raze temples.
Around this time, one person returning to Haiti from the Congo is thought to have first brought HIV to the Americas, eventually leading to the AIDS epidemic. Also, in the USSR, the A2 influenza epidemic was rampant. It was reffered to as the 4th wave of the Asian Flu.
SATURN IN CANCER SQUARE PLUTO IN LIBRA
Transit Active (4° Orb):
24 July 1973 – 5 December 1973
4 May 1974 – 1 July 1974
12 February 1975 – 24 March 1975
14 September 1973
7 October 1973
28 May 1974
- On 3 April 1973, the first mobile phone call is made in New York City by Martin Cooper, a Motorola engineer/inventor.
- 14 May 1973 Skylab is launched and stays in orbit until 11 July 1979.
- France resumes nuclear bomb tests on the Polynesian island of Mururoa Atoll. Australia and New Zealand’s protests go unheard.
Cancer is also a sign of security and Libra is about fairness and equality.
Mayday 1973– An estimated 1,600,000 workers in the United Kingdom stop work in support against the government’s anti-inflation policy. It was referred to as a Trades Union Congress “day of national protest and stoppage”.
- 23 August 1973 General Augusto Pinochetheads a US-backed military junta overthrowing Chile’s democratically elected government. President Salvador Allende is said to have committed suicide during the coup. This was the start of a brutal reign of terror for the next 16 years.
- 1 June 1973– The Greek military junta abolishes the monarchy and proclaims Greece as a republic.
- May June 1973 sees violence escalate in Ireland with UVF bombings in the Republic and IRA bomb London Parliament buildings.
- 23 March 1973– Watergate scandal in the United States breaks. One of the burglars, James W. McCord, Jr., admits in a letter to Judge John Sirica that he and other defendants were pressured to remain silent about the case. He names former Attorney General John Mitchell as leader of the operation. This lead to the President Nixon’s downfall and eventual resignation on 9 August 1974. One thing this changed was the relationship between the president and the American people. People don’t look to their president the same way as generations in the past did.
Over 15,000 people in India died from smallpox between January and May 1974.
SATURN CONJUNCT PLUTO IN LIBRA
Transit Active (4° Orb):
25 September 1982 – 9 January 1983
7 April 1983 – 17 September 1983
7 November 1982
A global surplus of crude oil causes prices to fall, resulting in a brief but severe recession in North America.
- Sri Lankan Civil War starts.
- 6 September 6 1983– The Soviet Union admits to shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007. The “official story” is the pilots did not know it was a civilian aircraft when it violated Soviet airspace.
- 1983 Soviet nuclear false alarm incident: ASoviet military officer avoids a potential nuclear war by identifying a warning of attack by US missiles as a false alarm. The Emergency Broadcast System goes off on a multiple television and radio stations in the United States.
- A North KoreanIlyushin Il-62M jet crashes into the Fouta Djall Mountains in Guinea-Bissau, killing all 23 people on board.
- The Orly Airport attackin Paris leaves eight dead and 55 injured.
- Air CanadaFlight 143 runs out of fuel and glides in to land in Gimli, Manitoba.
- Gulf Air Flight 771crashes in the United Arab Emirates after a bomb explodes on board killing 117.
- ColombianAvianca Flight 11 crashes in Madrid, Spain, killing 181 of the 192 onboard.
The AIDS Epidemic starts as the term is first used in September 1982. In 1983, they were referring to it as a gay disease and some calling it the “Gay Plague” for years after. It took a while before the rest of the population started to catch on and the phrase “no glove, no love” caught on.
d more government control of our finances – no more delinquent payments. You may be debited automatically for any transactions. Pluto in Aquarius can be the elimination of globalism or a global government.
SATURN IN AQUARIUS SQUARE PLUTO IN SCORPIO
Transit Active (4° Orb):
8 May 1992 – 28 June 1992
18 February 1993 – 29 April 1993
27 August 1993 – 15 February 1994
19 March 1993
9 October 1993
1 January 1994
In April 1992, 4 white Los Angeles California officers were acquitted of beating an unarmed black man, Rodney, King. Riots ensue in Los Angeles and quickly spread to other American cities.
- In April 1992 Bosnian War began and lasted for three years. There were indiscriminate shelling and ethnic cleansing, and systematic rape attributed to both sides, but a majority was on the part of the Serbs.
- Iraq disarmament crisis 1992 Iraqi started letting in letting in inspectors and then ejects the UN inspection teams. Iraq later then agrees to UNSCOM demands, and the inspection teams return.
- 26 February 1993: The World Trade Center bombing. In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes and kills six and injures over one thousand people
- 28 February 1993 – A compound in Waco Texas owned by the religious group Branch Davidians comes under siege by government authorities. The government suspected the group of stockpiling weapons. In an attempt to take the compound by force the compound is set on fire, and as a result, 76 Branch Davidians died including 20 children, two pregnant women and leader David Koresh.
- March 1993 Mumbai bombings: Several bombs explode in Mumbai, India, killing 257 and injuring hundreds more.
- 1992 – 1993 USA chain Jack in the Box restaurant has an outbreak of E. coli. 732 people, mostly children, are infected with E. Coli bacterium. It originates from undercooked beef patties in their hamburgers. Four people of the 732 die.
- 23 Apirl 1993, the World Health Organisation declares tuberculosis a global emergency.
SATURN IN GEMINI OPPOSITE PLUTO IN SAGITTARIUS
Transit Active (4° Orb):
13 July 2001 – 12 December 2001
7 May 2002 – 21 June 2002
27 January 2003 – 10 April 2003
5 August 2001
2 November 2001
25 May 2002
On 1 February 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up on re-entry into Earth killing all seven astronauts. That would be the last space shuttle flight as the program was cancelled.
On 11 September 2001 two planes fly into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City causing the two towers to collapse. This begins the “War on Terror”.
- War on Terror: 7 October 2001, in response to the 11 September attacks, the United States and other nations invade Afghanistan.
- 12 October 2001 – Jemaah Islamiyah militants detonate multiple bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, Indonesia. They kill 202 people and injuring over 300 others.
- October 23 – 25 – Islamic Chechen rebels storm the Nord-Ost theatre in Moscow holding the audience members hostage. Russian forces try to take out the terrorists; it results in as many as 170 people being killed.
- On 20 March 2003, the Iraq War begins as US and allied forces invade Iraq.
- USA energy company, Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection five days after Dynegy cancels a US$8.4 billion buyout bid making it the largest bankruptcy in US history. Several of Enron’s executives got charged with conspiracy, insider trading, and securities fraud. The former CEO, Kenneth Lay, died of a heart attack before being convicted.
- 1998-2002 Great Argentine depression: Corralito – The government effectively freezes all bank accounts for twelve months. This lead to the December 2001 riots in the country.
- The World Health Organization issues a global alert on severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) when it spread from China to Hong Kong and Vietnam after originating in China.
SATURN IN LIBRA SQUARE PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Transit Active (4° Orb):
6 October 2009 – 24 March 2010
25 July 2010 – 26 September 2010
15 November 2009
31 January 2010
21 August 2011
- 25 October 2010 – Baghdad, Iraq: Two suicide attacks kill 155 and injure 721 people.
- 23 November 2010 – Philippines: at least 58 journalists are abducted and killed
- 8 December 2010– Baghdad, Iraq: A series of attacks kill at least 127 people and injure 448.
- 25 December 2010 – A Nigerian terrorist plotted bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit by detonating a device in his underwear. He only resulted in burning himself.
- 30 September 2009 – A 7.6-magnitude earthquake in Sumatra, Indonesia kills 1,115 people
- 27 February 2010 – An 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile is one of the most massive earthquakes in recorded history. It triggers a tsunami killing at least 525.
- 14 April 2010 – Mount Eyjafjallajökull, an ice cap in Iceland erupts sending volcanic ash across northern and western Europe disrupting air traffic
- 20 April 2010 – The Deepwater Horizon oil drill platform explodes in the Gulf of Mexico resulting in 11 deaths. It is one of the largest oil spills in history. It spreads for several months damaging the waters and coastlines.
- 4 September 2010 – A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand causing large amounts of damage. Luckily there are no direct fatalities.
- 25 October 2010 – An earthquake and subsequent tsunami off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, leaves over 400 people dead and hundreds missing.
- 26 October 2010 – volcano Mount Merapi erupts several times in Central Java, Indonesia sends lava, gas, pumice and ash killing 353 people and forces thousands to evacuate the vicinity.
- The world was still dealing with the effects of Pluto’s entry into Capricorn, which highlighted the banking collapse and the temporary demise of the automotive sector.
- 27 April 2010 – Standard & Poor’s downgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating to junk. The downgrading happened four days after the activation of a €45-billion EU–IMF bailout. This was the trigger in the decline of stock markets worldwide as well as the worth of the Euro. It furthered a European sovereign debt crisis.
- 10 August 2010 – The World Health Organization declares the H1N1 influenza pandemic over as worldwide flu activity returned to typical seasonal patterns.
SATURN CONJUNCT PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Transit Active (4° Orb):
19 March 2019 – 25 June 2019
28 November 2019 –6 March 2020
20 August 2020 – 13 November 2020
12 January 2020
- 23 February 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis: President Maduro severs diplomatic ties with Colombia as humanitarian aid attempts to enter the country across the border
- 15 March 2019 Hong Kong residents took part in an anti-extradition protest, which at times turned violent. The protests were in direct dissent to the authoritarian Chinese governments rule.
- Eight bomb attackes occur in Sri Lanka, including three churches, four hotels and one housing complex in Colombo, on Easter Sunday, leaving 259 people dead and over 500 injured. The attacks were the first major terrorist attack since the end of the Sri Lankan Civil War in 2009.
- 30 April 2019, Emperor Akihito of Japan abdicates the throne. This ends the Heisei era and ushers in the Reiwa era.
- January 2020, a US drone strike kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis causing tensions in the Middle East. Over 50 people get crushed at Soleimani’s funeral. Iran fires missiles at a base and accidentally downs a Ukrainian passenger jet with Iranian born people on board.
- USA China trade wars
- 10 March 2019– a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, bound for Nairobi, crashes shortly after takeoff from killing all 157 people on board. Flight 302 is the second Boeing Max to crash. The two crashes result in all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to be grounded worldwide. The cause of the crashes is a result of a piece of equipment used to correct the attitude of the plane during takeoff and was unknown to pilots. After investigations, it was found the need for MCAS equipment was covered up, and Boeing 737 sales have slowed or have been cancelled resulting in major economic losses for the aircraft as well as airline industries due to the grounding of the jets.
- 20 March 2019 – Europe’s antitrust regulators fine Google49 billion euros for freezing out rivals in the online advertising business. This ruling plus others bring the fines imposed against Google to approximately $10 billion by the EU.
- The crush of the COVID-19 Flu will be felt for some time to come. The economic ramifications will soon be felt, and there are fears that Corona can spark a global recession at best or global depression at worst.
- 3 May 2019– The number of deaths from the Kivu Ebola outbreak exceeds 1,000. It is the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. The first was the Western African Ebola virus epidemic of 2013–2016.
- January through March. The COVID-19 (Corona) virus was discovered in China. China tried and almost succeeded in cover it up except that it was exposed by a doctor who “later died of the virus”. The disease spread to Italy, South Korea and Japan. At the time of this article, the disease has spread worldwide. Italy has now surpassed China in the number of fatalities. The world is going into lockdown or enacting social distancing to control the spread of the virus. Sporting and entertainment events are being cancelled everywhere. They are looking to control the virus by distancing. When will things return to normal? The transits show that there will be a final hit from August to November. Hopefully, that will be the end.
SATURN IN TAURUS SQUARE PLUTO IN AQUARIUSTransit Active (4° Orb): 31 May 2028 – 19 August 2028 26 September 2028 – 8 May 2029 Exact: 23 June 2028 15 November 2028 29 March 2029 Pluto in Aquarius can represent controlling technology such as facial recognition, micro-chipping. Saturn in Taurus could be how our bodies are used. It can also represent a cashless society and more government control of our finances – no more delinquent payments. You may be debited automatically for any transactions. Pluto in Aquarius can be the elimination of globalism or a global government.
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