I read Jude’s post below and thought I would add: Saturn is still opposite Uranus. That is the planet of structure opposite the planet of revolution and invention. In past editions, I’ve described this as the conservatives vs. the progressives; it’s the hot (or stupid) polarization we are seeing in so many aspects of life. Remember: the first episode of Saturn opposite Uranus happened on Election Day 2008, the day Obama was elected.
Every time Saturn opposes an outer planet, we have a “something happens” moment. Saturn opposite Pluto was the Sept. 11 incident and the momentary rise of Dubya to deity status. Saturn opposite Neptune was the New Orleans flood. Saturn opposite Uranus (which is combined with Saturn square Pluto, doubling the effect) is about seeing the fractures in our political and banking systems. Trust me: this is not just going on in the US of A. I no longer live in Europe; I don’t follow European news regularly. But this astrology is affecting the EU and the UK and every other country on the planet.
The thing is, the sides are not neatly drawn. Usually progressive causes are represented by Uranus. But they can just as often be “forward thinking regressive” causes: those who envision the future as a new version of the past. You know, a future where nobody is gay or black or weird; where everyone is normal like them. Actual progressives, for their part, have a long way to go to define a clear agenda.
There are two more oppositions to this cycle. April 26, 28+ mutable (across Virgo-Pisces) and July 26 along the Aries Point (with Uranus exactly in the first degree of Aries and Saturn exactly in the first degree of Libra). The next one will be in 2056, when I will be 92 and cranking out bestselling fantasy novels.