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The Earthy Grand Trine to help us realign: South Africa’s future in the balance

This week the Sun is in an earthy Grand Trine alignment with Jupiter and Pluto, bringing with it tremendous opportunity for personal growth and insight.

Grand Trine: South AfricaThe Sun is within 3 degrees of an exact 120 degree trine alignment with Jupiter today and at its usual rate of 1 degree a day, will be exact by Tuesday 3 May. It then moves toward an exact trine alignment with Pluto on Saturday 7 May. So for this entire week the influence of the Grand Trine will be available to us as a boost to our lives.

When two planets align at this angle in the same elemental signs – this time earthy Taurus and Virgo – it’s called a trine, which facilitates a healthy blending of the two planetary archetypes concerned. But when three planets align like this all in the mutual elements, it’s called a Grand Trine, and the three planetary archetypes are available to be harnessed for the duration of the alignment. We can allow for an orb of about 5 degrees as the faster-moving planet (in this case the Sun) approaches the exact angle. In other words from today, as the Sun approaches the focal planet of the three – Jupiter – already the influence of the alignment will be operational. Then by Tuesday 3 May the alignment becomes most potent, and as the Sun moves onward it approaches the alignment with Pluto, becoming exact, or again particularly potent by Saturday. Throughout this first week in May 2016 then we can expect the influence to be present.

Now Jupiter is already in its Trine aspect to Pluto, albeit with an orb of 4 degrees, and this part of the alignment thus is already facilitating in us wonderfully increased organizational ability or opportunity that can be useful in business, education and general public welfare, particularly where the recipient of the input is not just our own ego but rather society as a whole, or more specifically, the masses, most of whom may be needy. It provides an uplifting, almost exuberant quality to our natures, particularly those of us with the earth signs prominent in our charts, Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. But generally we can all feel potentially more inspired, able to access our potential and, more particularly, inspire others to achieve theirs.

Now as the Sun gets involved in this aspect, it adds a more personal opportunity, the Sun being symbolic of our personality, our ego, as well as, curiously, any leader or head of an organization. So opportunity or favour from our boss, parent or leader in general may be forthcoming. It immediately boosts self-confidence, which attracts generosity from others, with a preference for fairness, good judgement and general good luck. Magnanimity in oneself and one’s benefactor or head may be available as a result. This can also imply good judgement by the law courts in favour of the masses, if not the head of state. Sometimes there is a conflict between favouring the head of a country or favouring his or her population, where one benefits at the expense of the other. Numerous heads of state are being challenged to face the music, the law courts now, like the Presidents of both Brazil and South Africa, who could both be on the verge of losing their jobs due to corruption – basically stealing from their people. So it will be interesting to see which way the sword of justice swings for them and the masses. Sun trine Jupiter could imply that the leader is given the benefit of the doubt as far as the legal judgement is concerned.

By the end of the week, as the Sun trines Pluto, righteous indignation may come to the fore, though it will bring out leadership qualities in us and the heads of state. It remains to be seen if either will use the opportunities and skills available for selfish interests or equitable and just distribution. Certainly investigative skill will be available to get to the truth, to the human motivations involved, and as long as the masses get their just share too, we and the leaders can possibly all come out benefiting from this Earthy Grand Trine. Especially if the charges against the leaders are trumped up, fabricated to bring them down by some ulterior force behind the scenes, not playing by the rules. Then the BRICS could topple because they tried to stop the NATO onslaught.

Ultimately the earth signs involved in this Grand Trine should facilitate us tapping into opportunities on the ground, and skills and resources will become available for us to further our material objectives. For the New Moon around the same time, at the end of this week, means that the Moon will also enter the Grand Trine as it conjuncts the Sun and thus both Sun and Moon will be in simultaneous alignment to Jupiter and Pluto. This means even more potency will be added since four heavenly bodies will be involved, even if only for a few hours. The Moon will indicate, possibly, the exact time of the result of this alignment manifesting to us, whether judgement or opportunity. Indeed, the New Moon moment in earthy Taurus on 6 May at 19h30 GMT (21h30 South Africa) could be just the moment that this alignment bears its greatest fruit. The Sun symbolises the head of state or boss, but the Moon symbolises the people, and since also trine Pluto here, facilitates the ability to handle and deal with and perhaps even resolve emotionally intense situations for the better by relinquishing the old and greatly improving domestic and business matters. Certainly emotional resilience will be available, along with resolve and unwavering determination to achieve your goal unobstructed. So nobody will be able to force anyone to do something they don’t wish to do, and that which is confidential will be kept secret. Thus we may never know how close we came to changing the course of our history for better or worse, because old allegiances and family ties make blood thicker than the ink of any contract or document written in law.

Source: https://julescape.wordpress.com/2016/04/30/the-earthy-grand-trine-to-help-us-realign-south-africas-future-in-the-balance/

Jupiter’s extended Square to Saturn

Jupiter trine SaturnSince Saturn came to a halt in its forward motion in March, late last month, it has come into a challenging square alignment with Jupiter which, owing to Jupiter’s simultaneous slowdown and station in May, will be with us until the end of May. Jupiter has been in retrograde motion since January and Saturn has also just gone into retrograde motion late last month, joining the cluster of five planets in simultaneous retrograde motion, which is a relatively rare coincidence, occurring maybe once every decade. (See previous article on this.) So the square alignment amongst these two moderately slow-moving planets has been stretched to last much longer that usual due to their simultaneous slowing down even further near there stationary positions in the zodiac.

In other words from mid March through until the end of May we may be able to experience in our lives the conflict between expansive Jupiter and constrictive Saturn, jostling for expression and trying to reach a resolution like two executives around a table at a board meeting with grand ideas but limited budget. The tension will be highest as the planetary alignment becomes exact in late March and again in late May, but they never move more than two degrees from that exact alignment during the course of their tryst.

Jupiter, being the biggest planet in the solar system, symbolises expansion, growth and optimism. while Saturn is the opposite in character, causing contraction, restriction, etc. Optimism and faith may be tested. Responsibility may stifle creativity. Positively harnessed, this time is an opportunity, therefore, to use the challenges of life to further cultivate and refine your own inherent faith in yourself or your mission in life. At times like these hard work, applied with patience and determination, may be required to reap the benefits. And although you may be challenged on your choices or tastes, sticking to your values and standards will benefit you, regardless of any criticism from dissenting parties.

On a practical level the global economic situation is in a slowdown, particularly for emerging economies, like the BRICS, who are all feeling the crunch hugely now. In fact the global economy never really recovered from the 2008 crash and has been tottering along like a comatose patient – “critical but stable” – although this kicking the can down the road may appear to be stable on the outside but those in the know will tell you that it is actually worse now than in 2008. So this season of the Jupiter – Saturn square will certainly challenge us all financially, none more so than those who have debt repayments to service, those who already live beyond their means in the bubble of capitalisms dependency on constant expansion despite living in a world of finite resources. Obviously it is a no win game, a pyramid scheme born to fail.

The solution is the inevitable tightening of the belt. But that is a short-term stop-gap measure for the moment, perhaps even a sinking to the new norm of super skinny, after the years of capitalist super size everything. Simply printing more paper money, as the Fed does in it’s “Quantitative Easing” strategy is the Jupiter balloon set to be burst by the Saturnine pin prick of reality. Us living on credit, when eventually Old Father Time, Saturn himself will one day demand a payback – with interest – is short-sightedness of the worst degree, and this year the chickens are coming home to roost. In South Africa food prises are now rising exponentially, by 30-50% during this very Jupiter Saturn square, and countries north of our borders are worse off. This challenge is a real one, and not simply some philosophical or metaphysical concept we can discuss while seated in our armchairs as an abstract mental construct. That is the nature of Saturn – it makes real and grounds us in the cold, hard facts of our existence in the material world.

How well we navigate this challenge will depend on how much we can handle austerity. How well can you do with less, how well can you downscale. Change is required and a shift in mindset is required. What ever happened to “small is beautiful” or “less is more”? The people who may struggle most here are the ones that have been living an overinflated existence, the artificial first-worlders. That unsustainable American Dream is an illusion. UK will suffer too as their government support in removed in health care, housing, pension and more. As the future seems uncertain and we are forced to re-evaluate our lifestyles or take criticism for our beliefs, those who are adept at adapting will win through. Saturn will oblige us to find new ways of cultivating a sense of prosperity, new ways of having fun. It will urge us to remember our inner treasures, our original value as a human being. Ultimately this human form of life is indeed a rare and valuable opportunity to awaken consciousness like never before, and to evolve, to remember our eternal constitutional position, the one that never changes despite the fluctuations in material facility.

When working harder no longer brings in the results then we need to work smarter. We need to re-evaluate the whole system, change it if it’s not working, and remember that time is on our side. Eternity awaits us. After all, we are not going anywhere. Planet Earth will always be here and so will we, whether in this body or the next (as a reincarnation or a descendant) so those who handle this situation now will go on to reap the rewards of personal growth and achievement, regardless of the challenges required. Real wealth is in character and friendships (consciousness and association), the rest is frills.