Mars is the planet of machines and manufacturing and during the Mars section of the Age of Pisces (1574-1881) the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) was the transition in Great Britain, continental Europe and America to a manufacturing economy where products were no longer made solely by hand but by machines.
That’s when humanity came to rely upon coal, oil and natural gas to power its energy needs and now in the age of climate change the burning of these fossil fuels is producing greenhouse gases that are the single largest contributor to global warming and the climate crisis.
The planet you live on is warming up and to address the problem a global warming target of 1.5°C was set at the Paris Agreement in 2015.
This involves shifting away from fossil fuels to renewable energy such as solar, wind, hydro, tidal, geothermal, hydrogen or biomass energy. They’re all renewable because they won’t run out in the near future.
This transition from coal to green energy and a fossil free future is a massive economic challenge involving the expansion of energy storage and a redesigned grid. It involves an effective plan that ensures success and 193 countries working together to get the job done. It won’t be easy and it’s going to take decades. Daily life will gradually change and there’ll be big winners and losers.
Saturn is the planet of coal; Uranus rules electricity; Neptune rules natural gas and oil and Pluto governs transitions, teamwork and international cooperation.
Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock with a high amount of carbon and hydrocarbons. It’s found all over the world.
Electricity is an energy that is used for heating and lighting. It provides power for your communications devices and electronic gadgets. It’s produced by power plants that primarily use natural gas, nuclear energy and coal.
These power stations need huge reserves of coal to produce electricity on a constant basis. The biggest demand for coal today is from electric power stations.
Natural gas is a mixture of gases (methane, nitrogen, carbon dioxide etc) and one of the big three fossil fuels that run the world. It provides heat and power but produces high levels of pollution and the world’s reserves are being depleted fast.
Crude oil (aka petroleum) is used to make gasoline. It’s needed to fuel cars, buses, trains and planes and is used for heating and electricity. Oil refineries turn crude oil into usable products such as transportation fuels – gasoline, diesel, and aviation fuels.
Due to accelerated climate change the world has hastened its transition to clean-green renewable energy. This requires a rapid shift to zero-carbon sources, like wind and solar and green economics while dealing with real-time climate disasters.
Renewables are on the way – solar panels and batteries – but in the mean time humanity’s energy demands keep growing. 8 billion people need and use a lot energy.
In 2022, it’s estimated that by 2050 coal will be down to just 16 percent of global power generation (from 41 percent now) and fossil fuels to 38 percent (from 66 percent now); but primarily due to increased demand for energy caused by the post covid pandemic recovery, fractious geopolitics and the war in Ukraine, there has been a crisis around the world with record high natural gas, coal and electricity prices.
So humanity has a problem and science has worked out a solution that governments have to implement. They have to take the lead. They’re responsible for what happens. Presidents and Prime Ministers have to make decisions, take action, not delay, deal with ongoing economic problems and radical uncertainty and keep the lights turned on.
Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
Around the world climate change and the green energy transition is discussed at dinner tables and conferences. Here’s what the planets have to say.
Jupiter’s cash and capital (and taxes and investors [house 8]) will finance the green energy transition and progressed Mercury square birth chart Jupiter in the Aquarian Age chart in 2023 forecasts major financial problems and a scarcity of cheap capital that adversely impacts the transition to renewable energies.
The 2023 Jupiter cycle maps financial-economic problems from January 2023-February 2034. It forecasts major financial difficulties, rising prices, a cost of living crises and a financial reckoning that governments will have to deal with and navigate whilst addressing the climate change crisis.
Mars and Saturn (coal and fossil fuels) are the planets of global warming and disastrous weather events and their conjunction aspect in the Aquarian Age chart – peak power date is January 27, 2024 – will bring the climate crisis into prominence throughout 2023-24.
This high-discord aspect scripts aggressive action to address climate change, antagonistic self-interest, back to the past thinking, a high demand for coal and a cavalcade of disastrous climate-change weather events. It’s defined by anger and fear and strife and loss.
At its best it forecasts enterprise, energized effort, foresight, planning, economy and a fast-orderly transition.
Uranus is the planet of electricity, change, reform, technology, social unrest and extreme (weather) events and progressed Mars (haste and speed) parallel birth chart Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart throughout 2023, 24, 25 and 26 will keep the focus on climate change reform, the need to make fast change to renewable sources of energy, new technologies to address climate change and climate protests.
Mars and Uranus forecast the invention, development and manufacture of new technologies to address the greenhouse gas emissions associated with human activities and climate change.
On the down side the war in Ukraine (Mars), attacks on power grids, extreme weather events, storms and floods, aging coal-fired power stations (Saturn-house 4) and poor planning (Saturn) will likely see power outages and disruptions (Uranus) to electricity supplies.
Progressed Mercury (talk, debate and controversy) sextile (opportunity) birth chart Uranus in 2023 supports inventive thinking, innovative new ideas and the invention of new climate change technologies.
Neptune is the planet of oil and gas. Oil is the economic life blood of oil rich countries like Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, Oman, South Sudan and Venezuela. To function efficiently the world needs a regular supply and in response to supply and demand issues oil prices fluctuate which directly impacts inflation (Neptune).
Major events involving oil and gas are on the horizon. Throughout 2025 Saturn – the planet of safety, economy, poverty, basic utilities, miners, farmers and common laborers – is conjunction Neptune in the sky forecasting energy supply problems, a shortage of oil, inflation and recessed/stagnant economic growth.
Their one-off conjunction on February 20, 2026 is a once every 36 year in-sky astro-event. It last occurred in 1989 and is sure to incite a wave of idealistic-freedom thinking that tears down barriers. Some of Saturn’s Piscean Age traditions are doomed for the dust heap of time.
On March 26, 2026 a new (short – 335 day) Neptune cycle starts with Neptune in close conjunction with Sun and Saturn. It’s an aberration – a deviation from the normal course of affairs – that highlights chaos, confusion, exaggeration, economy, poverty, hardship, loss, world leaders and governance.
Neptune – the master of imagined ideas, fantasy, beautiful visions, great expectations and pie-in-the-sky schemes – is in for a cold-hard reality check from Saturn, the master of real things.
Pluto, more than any other planet, is playing the key role in the green energy transition. It’s the planet of cooperation and the shift to renewable energies requires 193 countries to work as a team and collaborate.
But, in the Pluto period of the Age of Aquarius with progressed equinox square progressed Pluto, national self-interest triggered by fear, security concerns, ruthless, competitive advantage and adverse economic conditions trumps team work and collaboration.
At the climate conferences Lower-Pluto – the elephant in the room – engages in disagreement, dissent, disputation, disunity and division; and to successfully transition to a new green-clean energy future these destructive behaviors have to be displaced by teamwork, collaboration, agreement and cooperation. In spite of all their differences and domestic difficulties 193 countries will have to cooperate on an international issue that is far bigger than national self-interest.
Astrology doesn’t solve problems. It just provides the energies that humanity can use when dealing with predicaments that are usually the result of its own misguided conduct; and gives advice on how best to use them.
Whether humanity solves the climate change problem and makes a successful transition to a green energy future or whether it just passively adapts to the extreme weather events and energy crisis is entirely up to humanity.
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