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TheJupiterSaturnCycle:20102011OppositionandGlobal
Changes
ByRobertP.Blaschke|March15,2010
Every20years,JupiterandSaturnconjoinintheheavensandmarkthebeginningofanewcultural,
political,andeconomicera.ThesealignmentshavehistoricallybeendescribedasGrand
ConjunctionsorRoyalConjunctions.Worldleaderselectedaspresidentsorprimeministersduring
thiscycleoftenhaveexactconjunctionsbetweentheirnativitiesandthedegreesoftheplanetsor
anglesfoundintheseonceeverytwodecadesmundanehoroscopes.TheGrandConjunctionofMay
2000,theoriginhoroscopeofourpresentcycle,isshownherecastfortheUnitedStates:

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TherisingdegreeofthelastGrandConjunctionconjoinedPresidentBarackObamasNorthNode,
exactto03ofarc.TheMidheavenruler,Venus,isexactlyconjunctMr.ObamasnatalMoon,andthe
SouthNodeisinthedegreeofhisnatalSaturn.AdignifiedMercuryisasoleandfinalclassical
dispositor.
ThepresenteconomicerausheredinatthelastGrandConjunctionstartedwiththeburstingofthe
dot.comtechnologybubblewhentheNASDAQstockmarketcrashedinthespringof2000.Thatwas
followedbyunsustainablerealestatespeculationthatultimatelypeakedattheprogressedretrograde
stationoftheU.S.Mars,ruleroftheSiblyIC,inJuly2006.Sincethen,aglobaleconomiccrisishas
broughtabouttheGreatRecession,commencingwiththeJupiterPlutoconjunctionofDecember
2007.
Attheoppositionaspectwithinthis20yearcycle,worldeventsreachtheirclimax,andglobalchange
occursonalargescale.TheGrandConjunctioncyclebeguninMay2000reachesitsthreeoppositions
betweenMay2010andMarch2011.Thisperiodwillmarktheturningpointofthecurrentglobal
economiccrisis,andwillalsoproducebreakthroughsininternationalpoliticalstalemates.Thefirst
oppositionoccurswithJupiterdignifiedandinthedegreeofVenussexaltation,27Pisces.

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AtthepreviousGrandConjunctioncyclesoppositions(i.e.,fiveoppositionsoccurredbetween
September1989andMay1991),theworldexperiencedmanysignificantandhistoricalevents,such
asthefalloftheBerlinWallthefreeingofNelsonMandelafromprisonandthebeginningoftheend
ofapartheidinSouthAfricathestudentdemocraticrevolutioninChina,culminatinginthe
TiananmenSquarekillingsandtheinvasionofKuwaitbyIraqsSaddamHussein,whichleadtothe
firstGulfWar.CanthemundanehoroscopefortheupcomingoppositionofJupiterandSaturngiveus
prescienceintoworldeventslikelytooccuroverthenextyear?Yes,itcan,and27ofmutablesigns
arethekey.
WhencastingtheJupiterSaturnoppositionfortheIsraelicapital,Jerusalem,UranusconjoinstheMC
andtherisingdegreeis13Cancer,thedegreeoftheU.S.Sun.ThelunardegreeisconjuncttheU.S.
SiblyMC,andtheJerusalemICisconjuncttheIsraeliprogressedMars.

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Arguably,theonebreakthroughthattheworldmostneedsatthistimeisfortheseeminglyintractable
politicalstalematebetweenIsraelandthePalestinianstobecomeresolvedthroughatwostate
solution.ThiswouldinvolvethedismantlingoftheJewishsettlementsintheWestBank,thereturnof
Palestinianrefugees,thedivisionofJerusalem,andtheremovalofthesecurityfencethatseparates
occupiedareasintheWestBank,thuspreventingacontiguousnationofPalestine.
InthehoroscopeforIsrael,Jupiter(theplanetofforeignrelations)isat2738Sagittarius.The
countrysprogressedUranusisat2756Geminitogether,theseformanexactMutableGrandCross
withtheJupiterSaturnopposition.Theclassicalsoleandfinaldispositor,Mercury,intheGrand
ConjunctionhoroscopefromMay2000,wasat27Gemini,symbolizingthetwostateIsrael
Palestinesolution.
Canhistoryrepeatitself?InSeptember1989,atthefirstoffiveJupiterSaturnoppositions,13,000
EastGermantouristsescapedfromHungarytoAustria.Thisledtoasequenceofeventsoverthenext
twomonths,startingwithmassiveprotestdemonstrationsinEastGermanyandculminatingwiththe
falloftheBerlinWallinNovember.Whathistoricalparallelcouldonepredictfor2010?
Lastweek,U.S.VicePresidentJoeBidentraveledtotheMiddleEasttomeetwithIsraelandthe
Palestiniansinanattempttorevivethestalledpeaceprocess.HeandtheUnitedStateswere
subsequentlyhumiliatedbyIsrael,whoonthedayofhisarrival,madeanannouncementof1,600new
housingunitstobebuiltinpredominantlyArabEastJerusalem.
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BothSecretaryofStateHillaryClintonandPresidentObamahaveissuedsternwarningstoIsrael,
duringthelastfewdays,essentiallygivingPrimeMinisterBenjaminNetanyahuanultimatumanda
listofdemandswithwhichtheU.S.expectsIsraeltofullycomply.Thecontinuationofthissequence
ofeventscouldleadtothedestabilizationofIsraelsinternalpolitics,withitsgoverningcoalition
likelytosplinterovertensionsbetweenthehardlinerightwingpartieslikeYisraelBeiteinuandShas,
andtheLikudpartyofwhichMr.Netanyahuistheleader.ThispoliticalinstabilitywithinIsraelis
clearlyseenbyUranusconjoiningtheMC,whentheJupiterSaturnoppositioniscastforJerusalem,
asshowninthechartabove.
Thispoliticalinstabilitymightnotbeabadthingifitcomestopass.TheMiddleEastpeaceprocess
hasbeenstuckwithnoprogressforsomanyyearsthatoneisleftprayingforalightningstrikefrom
heaventoradicallytransformthelandscapeandproduceasuddenandunexpectedbreakthrough.Is
thereanyevidencethatthiscanoccurduringthenextyearwhilethethreeJupiterSaturnoppositions
form?
In1967,duringtheSixDayWarbetweenIsraelandtheArabnations,theIsraeliprogressedVenus
stationedretrograde.InDecemberof2010,thisprogressedVenuswillfinallystationdirect.Onecan
seehowitwillhavetaken43yearsforsolutionstobefoundregardingtheoccupiedterritories,the
divisionofJerusalem,thereturnofrefugees,andalloftheotherdifficultissues.Oneobservesthatthe
progresseddirectstationoftheIsraeliruler,Venus,in24ofGeminiisexactlyconjoiningthenational
Uranus.Thismeansthatsudden,chaotic,andunexpectedeventsarecoming.
IsraelsbiggestworryistheirongoingthreatfromIran.Itiscauseforconcernthat,intheJupiter
SaturnoppositionhoroscopecastforJerusalem,29VirgoisontheICtheexactdegreeofIsraels
progressedMars.[1]Onecouldinterpretthisasviolenceinthehomeland,shouldinternalpolitical
instabilitydegradethecohesionofIsraelsmilitary.TheHaaretznewspaperinIsraelhasreported:
HighrankingofficialsinWashingtonbelievethattighteningthetermsforasettlementconstruction
freezeintheWestBankandthedismantlingofoutpostscouldleadtoadeepriftwithinIsraelisociety,
orevenamutinywithinitsmilitary.[2]
ApossibleunexpectedoutcomeforIsrael,radicalasitmaysound,wouldbeaRonaldReaganatthe
BrandenburgGatemoment:Mr.Gorbachev,teardownthiswall!Thistimearound,President
ObamawouldsaytoPrimeMinisterNetanyahu,Teardownthissecurityfence!
GlobaleventsthatoccurredduringthelastseriesofJupiterSaturnoppositionsfrom1989to1991are
compellingevidencethatthenexttwelvemonthswillbringsignificantchange.Whetherthesechanges
willbeforthegood,orwillbedestructive,canbepredictedbytheconditionoftheopposingplanets
intheGrandConjunctioncycle.Jupiter,theGreaterBenefic,isdignifiedandintheexaltationdegree
oftheLesserBenefic,i.e.,Venusat27Pisces.Thus,JupiterisstrongerthanSaturn,sothechanges
willbepositive.
AstrologerscanrecallthehundredsofthousandsofEastGermansstreamingintoWestGermanyand
celebratingthefalloftheBerlinWall.IfwecasttheJupiterSaturnoppositionofSeptember10,1989
forBerlin,949Aquariusrises.Remarkably,fromCharubelforAquarius10,wefind:
Aruinconsistingoftheremainsofanancientmassivewall,withanarchwaytherein.

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TheJupiterSaturn800YearGreatHistoricalCycle&its200YearElementalSubcycles
ConjunctionsofJupiterandSaturnrecurinthesameelementforabouttwocenturies.(TheGrand
Conjunctionsbegantooccurinearthsignsin1802.)Atransitionalconjunction(ortwo)takesplacein
thesucceedingelementjustpriortotheendofthis200yearelementalsubcycle.(The198081Grand
ConjunctionswereintheairsignofLibra.)Thelastconjunctioninthissubcyclesearthelement
occurredin2000.(Thelastearthsubcyclepreviouslyconcludedin1206.)
TheGrandConjunctionswillnowfallintheairelementforthenexttwocenturies,withtheJupiter
SaturnconjunctionofDecember21,2020takingplaceat029Aquarius.Itisnosmallcoincidence
thatBarackObamasnatalJupiterisinthatexactdegreeitshowstheastrologerhowhebecamea
channelforourhopesforabetterfuture.
AsequenceofhistoricaldevelopmentcanbeshowntocorrespondwiththeGrandConjunctions
cyclingthroughthefourelementsevery800years.Whentherearefireelementconjunctions,the
worldexperiencesglobalexploration,conquest,anddiscovery,alongwithindependencemovements.
Theseconjunctionsrecurredinthefiresignsin1603and1623,thenfrom1663to1782,andin1821.
WhenJupiterandSaturnconjoinintheearthelement,societalinfrastructureevolvesgloballyand
thereissubstantialwealthcreation,alongwithextensivelandsettlementandterritorialdisputes.
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Theseconjunctionsrecurredintheearthsignsin1802,thenfrom1842to1961,andin2000.
GrandConjunctionsintheairelementhistoricallycorrespondwithrapidsocialprogress,significant
intellectualdevelopment,andnewconceptsenteringintohumanconsciousness.Theseconjunctions
recurredintheairsignsin1186,thenfrom1226to1345,andagainin1385andin1405.
JupiterandSaturnconjoininginthewaterelementhasresultedinartisticflourishing,theformationof
spiritualmovements,andsocietalassimilationonalargescale.Theseconjunctionsrecurredinthe
watersignsin1365,thenfrom1425to1583,andin1643.ThisperiodencompassedtheRenaissance.
ItisthoughtthattheJupiterSaturn800yearhistoricalcyclecommenceswithaGrandConjunction
takingplacenearesttotheAriesPoint.Forourhistoricalera,thisoccurredinMay1702.
Thismundanehoroscopecanbesaidtorevealtheconditionsofhumandevelopmentoveraneight
centuryperiodofhistory.WhencastingtheAriesPointGrandConjunctionforWashington,D.C.,we
find22Librarising,whichistheexaltationdegreeofSaturn.AtightlyorbedCardinalTCrossisalso
found,consistingofanapexVenusindetrimentinAriesandanexaltedMarsinCapricornopposedby
Uranus.CouldtheglobaleconomiccrisisprecipitatedbyAmericasrealestatebustanditstoxic
mortgageassetshavebeenpredictedthreecenturiesagobyconsultingthishoroscope?Yes,andhere
iswhy:
Libra22,therisingdegree,fromSepharialstranslationofLaVolasfera:
Amanasleepbythesideofsomemoneybags.
Itdenotesapersonoflittlevigilance:muchgiventoselfindulgence:wantingeitherinsenseofduty,
orinenergytofulfilit.Thenativewillloseheavilyonaccountofhiscarelessness,falsesenseof
safetyandwantofcaution.Hewilllivemuchinthememoryofthepastandindreamsofthefuture,
beingthewhileoblivioustothedemandsofpresentduties.ItisadegreeofCARELESSNESS.
TheTCrosswiththeapexVenus,squaredbybothMarsandUranus,showsaneightcenturyeraof
historywithperiodiceconomicinstability.Themodernmilitaryindustrialcomplexthepresentday
successortoEuropeankingssellingandexportingtheirarmiesasmercenariestoforeigncountriesto
fighttheirwarsisinfamousforitswartimeprofiteeringandissymbolizedbytheexaltedMars.
AbiblicalmetaphoralsocomestomindwithVenusindetrimentandinthedegreeoftheSuns
exaltation:
Nomancanservetwomasters:foreitherhewillhatetheone,andlovetheotherorelsehewillhold
totheone,anddespisetheother.YecannotserveGodandmammon.Matthew6:24
Thissuggeststhatifthefinancialsectorbecomestoomaterialisticandgreedy,aspiritualcrisis
inevitablyensues.

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Remarkably,theU.S.progressedVenusiscurrentlypassingthrough19Aries,thedegreeoftheapex
VenusintheCardinalTCrossofthe1702AriesPointGrandConjunction(fromSeptember19,2009
untilAugust8,2010).Itcanbepredictedthatthis11monthperiodwillbetheworstoftherecession
fortheU.S.,withanimprovementinournationaleconomytakingplaceinAugust2010.Conditions
shouldstabilizewithemploymentlevelsimprovingbyMarch2011whenthethirdandfinalJupiter
Saturnoppositionoccursat14ofAriesandLibra(whichisalsotheU.S.Saturnreturn).
Inordertounderstandthearcofhistorybetween2000and2020,astrologerscancontemplatethe
squareofTaurustoAquarius,signsinwhichthe2000and2020GrandConjunctionsfall.Thissquare
isindicativeoftheredistributionofwealthandassets.InanarticleentitledThePlutoinLeo
Generation,publishedinTheMountainAstrologerinMarch1993,Iwrote:
Theevolutionaryimpulseoftheredistributionofwealthmeetstheentrenchedestablishmentsof
bankingandrealestate.Theidealsofservicetothecollectivemeetthepossessivestinginessofwhat
ismineandwhatisyours.Socialandeconomicrevolution,andthetemporarypersonalhardships
necessarytoachievethelastinggoalsofequality,meetthefearofchangeandtheloveofcomfort,
luxuryandpersonalopulence.Thecuttingedgeoftechnologymeetsthechallengetomarketitsoit
maybeofpracticalservicetohumanity.Whatmustbechangedforthegoodofthecollectivemeets
theneedsoftheindividualssecurityandhispredictablecontinuityinlife.
EliotSpitzer,theformergovernorofNewYorkState,recentlywasquotedintheNewYorkTimes:
Whathappenedinthelastdecadewasamassiveredistributionofwealthtopeoplewhodidnot
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createvalue,butsimplymovedassetsaround.[3]
Theastrologercouldnotthinkofamoreappropriatedefinitionfortheworstpossiblemanifestationof
aTaurusAquariussquare.LetushopethattheseconddecadeofthiscurrentGrandConjunctioncycle
willproduceadifferentkindofredistributionofwealthandresourcesinordertofashionamore
humaneandequitablesociety.
2010RobertP.Blaschke
References:
1.29VirgoisalsothedegreeofMr.ObamasprogressedSun.
2.www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1156251.html
3.www.nytimes.com/2010/02/28/nyregion/28about.html
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MaryPlumbsays:
March15,2010at2:21pm
Thisisamazing,Robert!
Thankyou.
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