Radio 4's In Our Time this week was about 1848. Implicitly there were connections with current historical events, but one factor that interests astrologers and which added to some predicting revolutionary events last year, is Neptune's move into Pisces to join Uranus in Aries - the last time this happened was 1847-8. The programme will continue to be available to listen to in the In Our Time archive.
Go to our previous talks section to see part of the presentation from our evening looking at the astrology of 2011/12. The themes of 2011 will continue in many ways, with Uranus in Aries making the first exact square to Pluto in Capricorn - it didn't quite reach there in 2011 but will make an astonishing seven exact squares during 2012-15. So expect more challenging of institutions and a struggle to transform. On a personal level we can all use this time to make positive change - though squares tend to produce resistance, my feeling is with Pluto we don't usually have to give up things we don't really need. In 2012, planets in your birth chart around eight or nine degrees will particularly connect you to wider events. July 18th-19th. should be particularly worth noting as Mars in Libra makes a 'T-square' with Uranus and Pluto. When Mars (in Cancer) made a T'square in August 2011 it coincided with the UK riots and subsequent coming together of many communities in response.
The year also sees late on a trine between Saturn in Scorpio and Neptune in Pisces, so a great time for manifesting dreams. Also round about March 13-15 a lovely earthy grand trine between a Venus Jupiter conjunction (at nine degrees of Taurus) and Mars and Pluto. Venus and Jupiter - the two 'benefics'- will also be close in the dawn skies for several weeks over midsummer, making it easier to avoid being drawn into gloom and enjoy the challenge of positive change.
Kris Lee and Graham Boston are astrologers who help run Aquarius Severn.
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