Published December 21, 2016
The world today is a rapidly changing, uncertain and dangerous place and the astrological events occurring in the Aquarian Age chart in 2017 provide a forecast model of what’s inclined to occur during the year. The chart data is January 19, 1881 at 8.56.42pm UTC. Since then many countries have changed their administrative capital. When this occurs it seems reasonable to assume that the chart would relocate to the new capital.
The Aquarian Age chart can be called the world chart or master chart, but there is no single chart to consult. Individual countries have their own charts that are differentiated by place. The house positions of the planets are different, but, regardless of house position, the outstanding events that happen are always characteristic of the planets involved in the major progressed aspects. They influence international and national affairs.
But first…we are currently in the Sun section of the age – January 1881-October 2187 – which makes politics, governance, power and dominance a keynote theme; and the Libra decanate which makes marriage abuse, the loveless marriage and social inequalities important issues. In the chart Sun square Saturn signs for conservative political trends, incompetent governance, failures in leadership, nationalism, selfishness, greed-based power and fear-based politics.
Then, with the discovery of Pluto in 1930 we entered the Pluto period. Many current world trends can be traced to this critical astrological event as coercion, dictatorial rule, division, the suppression and inversion of information, crime, corruption and other insidious Pluto practices have infiltrated every area of public and private life. And when the equinox in the Aquarian age chart moved to form an obstacle (square) aspect with progressed Pluto in about April 1986 the planet of groups, coercive control, grab what you can for yourself and disunity took center stage.
Developments during 2015-16 were primarily influenced by progressed Sun – planet of politics – square (obstacle) progressed Uranus – planet of discontentment and change – and in some countries the discord expressed as social discontentment that resulted in radical political change and other extreme developments. But solving major social and economic problems requires smart reasoning and judicious foresight and when anger and resentment drive the change process there’s likely to be more problems and more misfortune. Changes made under astrological discord rarely achieve the desired results.
This changed political landscape provides the environmental setting in which the Aquarian Age chart will operate in 2017 and the outstanding progressed aspect in the chart during the year is progressed Mercury – planet of talk, controversy, education and science – opposition (separation) Mars – planet of strife, manufacturing, mechanics, aggressive force, dissension, conflict, war, the military and police. It’s a high-discord, fast-moving, very dangerous astrological event that will have a world-wide influence. It commenced November 14, 2016, reaches peak power and discord on June 17, 2017 and finishes on January 21, 2018.
During the first half of 2017 the aggression, strife, violent attacks, brutality, belligerence, provocation, inflammatory words, dangerous ideas, war talk, saber-rattling and hate will escalate. Disputes, conflicts and violent controversies easily erupt. The talks aimed at conflict resolution fail and the hot-heads advocate force and military action. The academics, writers, journalists, scientists and educationalists are taking aggressive action and under attack.
Mercury is the planet of careful reasoning but when anger surges the impulsivity of Mars erupts into fighting, feuding and aggressive force. The war drums beat loudly and ambitious world leaders resort to military force to acquire more power and control. Rogue countries and their brutal leaders, like North Korea, represent perilous threats. All things considered it’s a very dangerous moment with muscles, bombs and testosterone nullifying good sense and careful reasoning. Hostility, hate, intimidation, coercion and insulting rhetoric fail to pass the civilized behavior test and the endless talk, discussion and analysis aimed at solving conflicts achieves absolutely nothing.
Aquarian Age chart Washington – July 1, 2017
At Washington (and Ottawa) progressed Mercury is in house 12 (restrictions, secret enemies, refugees, spies, FBI, CIA, covert activity, secret deals, jails and hospitals) and Mars is in house 6 (work, army, navy, police, food and sickness). Birthchart Mercury is in house 7 (partners, foreign policy, relations with other countries and war) and progressed Mars in house 10 (the Trump administration) is parallel birthchart Pluto in house 11 (Congress) and inconjunct birthchart Moon in house 3 (transportation, communications, emails, news, newspapers, journalists, writers and neighboring countries).
Aquarian Age chart Beijing – July 1, 2017
At Beijing (and Pyongyang, North Korea) progressed Mercury is in house 7 (foreign policy, international relations, partners and war) and Mars is in house 1 (domestic affairs, the people and their health and welfare). (At Beijing the power and discord of the aspect is measured at 30 astrodynes and 37 discordynes. It’s the dominant influence in the chart during 2017.) Birthchart Mercury is in house 2 (finances, currency, banks and financial policy) and progressed Mars in house 4 (homes, land and territories) is parallel birthchart Pluto in house 6 (work, army, navy, food and sickness) and inconjunct birthchart Moon in house 9 (trade, universities, internet, public expression of opinion and tourism).
Aquarian Age chart London – July 1, 2017
At London (Paris, Berlin and Madrid) progressed Mercury is in house 10 (the administration and business) and Mars is in house 4 (homes, land, buildings, farming, mining and weather). Birthchart Mercury is in house 5 (share market, schools, children, teenagers, sex, sport and risks) and progressed Mars in house 8 (debt, death and taxes) is parallel birthchart Pluto in house 9 (trade, tourism, higher education and internet) and inconjunct birthchart Moon in house 1 (the people and their welfare).
Aquarian Age chart Moscow – July 1, 2017
At Moscow (Damascus, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, Ankara, Sana’a and Tehran) progressed Mercury is in house 9 (trade, legal matters, the courts, religion, publicly expressed opinion, internet, universities and tourism) and Mars is in house 3 (communications, phone services, newspapers, journalists, writers, transportation, roads and neighboring countries). Birthchart Mercury is in house 4 (homes, land, buildings, farming, mining and weather) and progressed Mars in house 7 (foreign policy and war) is parallel birthchart Pluto in house 8 (death, debt and taxes) and inconjunct birthchart Moon in house 11 (parliament, friends and allies and ambassadors in foreign countries).
Aquarian Age chart Canberra – July 1, 2017
At Canberra progressed Mercury is in house 5 (the share market, sport, children, teenagers, schools, sex and risks) and birthchart Mars is in house 11 (parliament, friends, allies and ambassadors sent to foreign countries). Birthchart Mercury is in house 12 (hospitals, goals, detention centers, refugees, covert activity, spies, secret deals and secret enemies) and progressed Mars in house 3 (phone and postal services, newspapers, journalists, intellectual activity, transportation, roads and relations with neighboring countries) is parallel birthchart Pluto in house 4 (housing, farming, mining, land and weather) and inconjunct birthchart Moon in house 8 (death, debt and taxes).
Other progressed aspects in 2017
Progressed Venus is conjunction (prominence) birthchart Saturn. Venus is the planet of beauty, fashion, cosmetics, social fun and events that in some way involve women. Saturn is the planet of security, orthodoxy, tradition, conservatism, mining, farming, selfishness, hardship, suffering, austerity, debt, loss, unemployment, recessed economic conditions, shortages, natural disasters and floods. The aspect reaches peak power and discord on February 20, 2018.
Progressed Sun is square (obstacle) birthchart Venus. It signs for political problems, failures of leadership and difficulties for women, female world leaders and the beauty, art and fashion industries. It reached peak power on October 31, 2016 and ends November 17, 2017.
Progressed Jupiter is trine (luck) birthchart Uranus. Jupiter is the planet of trade, banks, finances and religion and Uranus is the planet of technology, electronics, exposé, change and reform. This very fortunate aspect marks for reforms to the financial and banking sectors, amazing new technologies, sensational discoveries, unconventional trade deals and shocking financial and religious exposés. It started in July 2015 and reaches peak power and harmony in January 2020.
Progressed Mars is parallel (intensity) birthchart Saturn. Mars signs for events involving strife, conflict, war and manufacturing. He’s the planet of, construction, destruction, the weapons industry, accidents and fires. Saturn rules safety, security, loss, basic utilities, farming, mining, debt, recessed economic conditions, unemployment, hardship, the land and environment, natural disasters and weather. This high-discord astrological event will have an adverse influence on manufacturing, debt and employment trends. It marks for war fears, a new cold war, destructive weather events and a great deal of anger, hardship, destruction and suffering. It starts February 13, 2017 and reaches peak power and discord in August 2020.
And progressed Mars is inconjunct (expansion) birthchart Moon. This aspect marks for domestic violence – the home is a battlefield – and anger is the dominant mood. In the war zones the civilians are in harm’s way – innocent victims of the brutal violence. It starts February 20, 2017 and reaches peak power and discord in June 2018.
With Mars taking center-stage in 2017 this will be a year of escalating aggression, fights, disputes, angry words and very dangerous moments. Progressed Mercury opposition birthchart Mars signs for an irrational moment when things can very quickly spiral out of control.
Major Moon progressions in 2017
A Major Moon progression can stimulate a major progressed aspect and fine-tune the timing of the major event it maps. They have an eight-week time-frame – four weeks before and after their peak-perfect date – but events tend occur near the peak power (perfect) date.
December 4, 2016 – progressed Moon sesquisquare birthchart Mercury starts. It reaches peak power on January 2, 2017 and stimulates progressed Mercury opposition birthchart Mars. The strife, violent attacks, fighting and provocation escalate and there are controversial announcements, angry-words, disputes and rows.
December 28, 2016 – progressed Moon trine (luck) birthchart Neptune starts. Major news stories involve schemes, fraud, lies, fake-news, the fake-news industry, planes, drones, aviation, movie stars, films, drugs, chemicals, oil and the oil industry. The aspect reaches peak power on January 27, 2017.
February 1, 2017 – progressed Moon trine progressed Jupiter starts. It reaches peak power on March 3 and stimulates progressed Jupiter trine (luck) birthchart Uranus. Jupiter is the planet of finances, financial institutions, banks, central banks, The World bank, currency values, money, extravagance, higher prices, trade, trading blocks, trade agreements, treaties, courts, The World Court, legal matters, expansion, religion, good-will, hope and optimism.
February 14, 2017 – progressed Moon inconjunct birthchart Jupiter starts. It reaches peak power on March 16 and stimulates events of the Jupiter type. Jupiter provides a religion and ethics report, a law report and a financial report.
February 20, 2017 – progressed Moon conjunction birthchart Uranus starts. It reaches peak power on March 22 and stimulates progressed Jupiter trine birthchart Uranus. Uranus is the planet of shocks, surprises and unexpected developments.
March 15, 2017 – progressed Moon opposition birthchart Venus starts. It reaches peak power on April 14 and stimulates progressed Venus conjunction birthchart Saturn and progressed Sun square (obstacle) birthchart Venus. Venus marks for events involving women, art, the fashion and cosmetics industries and the social set.
March 26, 2017 – progressed Moon square birthchart Sun starts. It reaches peak power on April 28 and stimulates progressed Sun square birthchart Venus. There are political problems and major difficulties for a female world leader.
April 11, 2017 – progressed Moon sesquisquare birthchart Sun starts. It reaches peak power on May 11 and stimulates progressed Sun semisextile progressed Neptune. The Sun is the planet of politics, governance and presidents and prime ministers.
April 16, 2017 – progressed Moon trine progressed Neptune starts. It reaches peak power on May 16 and stimulates progressed Sun semisextile progressed Neptune. Neptune is the planet of deception, white collar crime, fraud, lies, oil, drugs, schemes and promises that are just too good to be true.
July 6, 2017 – progressed Moon inconjunct progressed Mars starts. It reaches peak power on August 6 and stimulates progressed Mercury opposition birthchart Mars. This high-discord aspect reached peak power and discord on June 17 and this stimulation to Mars during July and August times when major events of the Mars type can occur. The fighting, hate, brutality and war talk will escalate as fired-up aggression has no fear, no impulse control and no sense of consequence.
July 27, 2017 – progressed Moon conjunction birthchart Moon starts. It reaches peak power on August 26 and stimulates progressed Mars inconjunct birthchart Moon. The everyday people and civilians (Moon) are victims of the violence (Mars).
November 17, 2017 – progressed Moon sesquisquare progressed Venus and progressed Saturn starts. The aspects reach peak power on December 18 and stimulate the Venus-Saturn conjunction that’s perfect in February 2018. Events of the Venus-Saturn type can occur. Saturn is the planet of fear, hardship, recession, debt, unemployment, suffering, economy, conservative values, loss, disease, natural disasters, floods and security measures.