The world’s in a big mess and Antonio Guterres has the job of cleaning it up and getting 193 countries to cooperate in the interest of social harmony and economic prosperity. This commentary – Antonio Guterres: His forecast for 2017 – is based on data provided by his progressed chart. Please note that only those aspects involving the planets with above average power – the ones with more than 8.3% of the charts power – are considered; and that the reliability of the start and peak power dates of progressed aspects involving the ascendant and Midheaven depends upon the accuracy of the birth time. Mars wants instant action and instant results but Guterres knows the virtues of patience (Taurus), persistence, concentrated effort and creative diplomacy (Capricorn), enterprise and resilience (Mars) and organization and thorough planning (Saturn). They’re the natural qualities that he has to work with in his efforts to broker peace and resolve conflict. With Guterres at the helm there’s a steady hand steering the ship.
Antonio Guterres’ progressed chart – December 31, 2017
Mars, the planet of war and conflict, in house 6 (disease and sickness) has progressed to form longtime parallel aspect with birthchart and progressed Uranus, the planet of change and reform. This stimulation to his aggressive thought-cell group (Mars) and individualistic thought-cell group (Uranus) will attract strife, haste and energized effort and sudden changes and unexpected events. So Guterres can reform the U.N., but it will be a fight that he can win through unforeseen and unexpected developments.
Mars is also parallel progressed Pluto, planet of cooperation and division. And the world is divided. In his birthchart the Sun is square (obstacle) Pluto and to achieve international cooperation (Pluto) Guterres will have to overcome this obstacle. It marks for countries actively working to undermine his efforts to bring about conciliatory cooperation. (The indications are that Donald Trump is shaping up as an uncooperative global citizen and a U.N. basher so it will be interesting to watch how the world’s top diplomat and very experienced politician deals with the politically inexperienced billionaire president who’s quest is to make America great again.)
In August 2016 progressed Saturn moved to form a parallel aspect with birthchart Mars. It activates and stimulates their birthchart trine and will exert an intense influence on his desire to broker successful conflict resolutions during his tenure as secretary-general
Progressed Midheaven in house 12 (behind the scenes activity and secret negotiations), is opposition (separation) birthchart Uranus in house 6 (work). The aspect reaches peak power on July 4, 2017 but this data requires a precise birth time so it won’t be 100% reliable. In the birthchart Uranus is trine (luck) the Midheaven so their progressed opposition has a potential to attract fortunate events. It will stimulate his desire for change and reform.
And progressed Sun in house 7 – the international community – has moved to form a semisextile (growth) aspect with progressed Pluto in house 8 – cooperation and financial support given the U.N. by its member countries. It activates and stimulates their birthchart obstacle (square) aspect so Guterres and the U.N. have a problem with international disunity and groups of countries intent on creating division and using financial coercion to achieve their aims. It reaches peak power on January 27, 2018.
Major Moon progressions in 2017
On January 1, 2017, when Guterres takes over as secretary-general, progressed Moon in his chart in house 11 is semisquare birthchart Neptune – planet of schemes and refugees – in house 9 – idealistic speeches and announcements. It reaches peak power on January 13.
On January 7 progressed Moon moves to form a parallel aspect with progressed Pluto. It reaches peak power on April 8, 2017 and stimulates progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Sun semisextile birthchart Pluto. It signs for direct obstruction and financial coercion.
On January 10 progressed Moon moves to form a sextile aspect with progressed Jupiter in house 1 and Guterres has reason for feeling hopeful and optimistic. The aspect reaches peak power on February 5.
On January 14 progressed Moon moves to form a parallel aspect with birthchart and progressed Uranus – his reform agenda. It reaches peak power on April 17, 2017 and stimulates progressed Midheaven opposition birthchart Uranus. It signs for change and unexpected developments.
On January 17 progressed Moon moves to form a sesquisquare aspect with progressed Sun. It reaches peak power on February 14 and stimulates progressed Sun semisextile birthchart Pluto. It signs for direct action and authority when dealing with disagreeable and churlish countries who threaten obstruction and financial coercion.
On January 18 progressed Moon moves to form a square aspect with birthchart Saturn – planet of security measures, work and persistence – and on February 3 it forms an inconjunct aspect with birthchart Mars – planet of strife, conflict and energized effort. These aspects reach their peak power on February 13 and March 1 respectively and Guterres is actively involved in resolving conflicts but it won’t be easy.
On February 15 progressed Moon moves to form a parallel aspect with birthchart Pluto. Pluto signs for groups of countries, disunity, splits, threats, bully-boy behavior, coercion and pressure tactics. The aspect reaches peak-power on May 21.
On March 17, progressed Moon moves to form a sextile aspect with birthchart Jupiter – planet of arbitration, goodwill and treaties. It reaches peak power on April 12.
On March 19 progressed Moon moves to form an inconjunct aspect with progressed Uranus – planet of change, reform and sudden, unexpected developments. It reaches peak power on April 14.
On April 21 progressed Moon moves to form a square aspect with progressed Saturn – planet of security, natural disasters, floods, loss, hardship and suffering. It reaches peak power on May 18.
On July 22 progressed Moon moves to form a trine aspect with progressed Venus – planet of charm, refinement, women, peace and harmony. It reaches peak power on August 20.
On October 8 progressed Moon moves to form an inconjunct aspect with birthchart Sun – world leaders, politicians and other notable figures. It reaches peak power on November 3 and stimulates progressed Sun semisextile progressed Pluto that reaches peak power in January 2018. It signs for disunity, splits, coercion and obstructionism. Cooperation is the hardest game in town.