MS 804

On 19 May, a little after 2:30 am, Cairo time, contact was lost with Egyptair Flight MS 804. Debris from the plane was found a day later in the Mediterranean Sea. Terrorism is suspected but not confirmed.

Other planes taking off from Charles de Gaulle Airport at roughly the same time would have shared a similar horoscope, and, with Saturn rising and a Moon-Uranus opposition flanking the MC/IC axis, although their journey might have had its share of problems, only MS 804 was destined to crash. Our thoughts go out to all those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.

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23rd May 2016 - 29th May 2016

This week one of the more important planetary transits occurs. Jupiter in the sign of Virgo will be 90̊ away (in square) to Saturn in Sagittarius. Jupiter and Saturn occupy the middle ground in the solar system - in order of distance from the sun they come between the inner planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars and Earth) and the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto).

And in simple terms, Jupiter and Saturn form a bridge between the affairs of man and the influence of the “gods”.I have spent some time discussing the 20-year cycle of Jupiter and Saturn in my May newsletter (www.Astrolutely.com/newsletter), so those of you interested in world trends can gain a deeper insight into what this current aspect has to offer.Things of a political, royal and economic nature are particularly affected by the Jupiter-Saturn cycle, and given that the US will be electing a new president later this year and Great Britain will be making its decision as to whether to stay in the EU or opt out, events this week could play a pivotal role in those mighty developments.

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May 2016

Gemini: One or more situations that have been causing concern begin to be ironed out and should you be job-hunting or looking for love you have some of the best influences of 2016 to succeed.
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This week one of the more important planetary transits occurs. Jupiter in the sign of Virgo will be 90̊ away (in square) to Saturn in Sagittarius. Jupiter and Saturn occupy the middle ground in the solar system - in order of distance from the sun they come between the inner planets (Mercury, Venus and Mars and Earth) and the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto).

And in simple terms, Jupiter and Saturn form a bridge between the affairs of man and the influence of the “gods”.I have spent some time discussing the 20-year cycle of Jupiter and Saturn in my May newsletter (www.Astrolutely.com/newsletter), so those of you interested in world trends can gain a deeper insight into what this current aspect has to offer.Things of a political, royal and economic nature are particularly affected by the Jupiter-Saturn cycle, and given that the US will be electing a new president later this year and Great Britain will be making its decision as to whether to stay in the EU or opt out, events this week could play a pivotal role in those mighty developments.

23rd May 2016 - 29th May 2016


January 2016 - Newsletter

This time last year I suggested that 2015 was not going to be a repeat of 2014 exactly but since the Uranus-Pluto effect was still as strong as ever we were in something of a holding pattern, both in an individual sense and in terms of global developments. Uranus and Pluto continue to remain at a 90° angle to each other throughout 2016, but they are now well over half-way through the signs of Aries and Capricorn. There will be new targets for their transformational and revolutionary powers.

The two-year cycle of total lunar eclipses on the Libra-Aries axis ended in late September, 2015, so although there will be eclipses during 2016, a significant cycle has ended. (And if you are a faithful follower of my columns and articles you know how much store I set by eclipses when it comes to major life events.) Throughout 2014 and 2015 many of my clients were dealing with the aftermath of events that had occurred in and around the October of 2013; and now, for almost all of them, the effects of those initial events have been absorbed: a new chapter has begun. With the exception of late March's lunar eclipse and that of mid-August, the eclipses of 2016 fall on the Pisces-Virgo axis - signs which are already in the front line of transits by Saturn, Jupiter and Neptune.

It promises to be a year full of diversity.

IN MY ON-LINE OVERVIEW I TALK about 2016 being a year of endings. Numerology and astrology may not have a huge amount in common but the character of a year as defined by its number appears to have a certain relevance. 2016 adds up to nine, which resonates with Mars and the signs of Aries and Scorpio. This therefore should be a year of regeneration, transformation and conflict - a year of extremes. Rather more important, a year Nine completes a cycle which is why 2016 also resonates with the theme of endings.

The last Nine year fell in 2007 - a year which marked the end of the era of prosperity and the beginning of the global economic crash. The descent began on 9 August, 2007 when BNP Parisbas withdrew from three hedge funds that specialized in US mortgage debt. A year later on 15 September Lehman Brothers were allowed to collapse, and the rest, as they say is history.

I shall be closely watching developments in the September-October of 2016 for signs of controlled panic in economic circles. Clearly, not every Nine year brings financial melt-downs, but because the lessons of the last crisis appear not to have been learned we have set ourselves up for another. Practices that brought down banking institutions in 2008 have not changed - there are still too few degrees of separation between high risk investment banking and consumer banking - and since national debts, most notably in the US, continue to rise, the climate is rife for yet another global economic crash, one that could be even bigger than that of 2007/8. And while this theory may take until 2019/20 to fully manifest, should we be following the path of the previous cycle, 2017 could be the year our greatest fears regarding the economy come to pass.

WE ARE CERTAINLY BEGINNING 2016 in suitably conflict-ridden style. As I started to put together this newsletter, Saudi Arabia executed 47 "terrorists" including the Shia religious leader, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. In consequence diplomatic ties were severed between Saudi Arabia and Iran with the Sunni-ruled Bahrain following suit a couple of days later. Iran has condemned the executions - its supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei maintaining that politicians in the Sunni kingdom would face "divine retribution".

Saudi Arabia’s actions have thrown into the shredder all hopes for any kind of diplomatic progress in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.

Saturn, Neptune, Uranus and Pluto all have their astrological signatures on these developments, and with Mercury turning retrograde on 5 January, we can expect no speedy solution to this impasse.

Sadiq Khan

On the morning of the 9th May at a ceremony in Southwark Cathedral the new Mayor of London was officially signed in. This event not only marked the beginning of a new era for the capital city, but it was something of a political and cultural watershed. Mr Khan is the first Muslim Mayor of London and the first Muslim Mayor of any Western capital city.

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Underpinning the revolutionary tone of the event, Uranus was conjunct the Mid-heaven in Aries, the most elevated planet in the horoscope. We should not be surprised, therefore, to discover that Mr Khan has a Sun-Uranus conjunction in his natal chart. He is a revolutionary, and with Mars and Mercury conjunct Pluto, a transformer.

Mr Khan has an abundance of charm, but with that Mars-Mercury-Pluto stellium, he also has balls of steel. He'll stand up to any amount of opposition; he believes in himself and he will go to the mat for his ideals. He is a man of passion and stealth.

His political sympathies lie with old Labour. His religious sympathies lie with Islam. He is anti-Brexit, anti-Islamic extremism - indeed against all forms of racism and religious extremism.

Sadiq Khan

Sadiq grew up in Tooting, South London, the son of a Pakistani bus driver with fierce aspirations for his eight children. Khan studied law and in 1994 entered the legal profession to specialize in Human Rights; he became MP for Tooting in 2005, a position he held until he took office as Mayor of London.

With a Venus-Neptune conjunction in Scorpio Mr Khan is also a romantic. On the campaign trail he spoke of his love for his wife and of wooing her underneath the Arches - McDonalds may never have had a more unusual advertisement for their fare.

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