The Astrology Chart
The Long Transformation
Just out of curiosity, I decided to study the chart for December 21, 2012, 11:11 am GMT. That moment marks the end of the Mayan Calendar. This date has attracted considerable interest in the New Age community in recent years and sparked much speculation. Many see it as a major turning point in world history, no more, no less.
I came away believing that the chart for the end of the Mayan Calendar is, indeed, very significant. The chart contains very powerful and rare planetary relationships. And it does, indeed, describe an extremely important and probably very difficult historical transition.
The 2012 chart also summarizes, expands and clarifies the message of the other charts I have studied in relation to the current world crisis. This is is true to such an extent that the 2012 chart does indeed appear to provide the key to understanding the world's current difficulties.
Spiritual Identity Crises
The 2012 chart is all about two things. The first is a spiritually based, global identity crisis, a transformation of global psychology and human relationships at every level. It will, sometimes not so gently, move global culture in decidedly more idealistic and spiritual directions.
Those familiar with psychology, history or politics will know that such transformations are almost always turbulent.
The aspects in this chart will galvanize reform, protest and liberation movements across the world. It will bring a sharp rise in the number and intensity of rallies, marches, parades and demonstrations of all kinds. In many cases it will lead to disruptive levels of popular unrest, including strikes, revolts and violent insurrections, if not outright war.
Lengthy, in Depth Transformation of Global Economic System
The second major theme in the 2012 chart is the establishment of a more stable and just global economic system.
The 2012 chart does not indicate a quick resolution of current political economic difficulties. The world will not fall quickly back into old, comfortable but seriously dysfunctional economic patterns after a brief period of market turmoil.
The influence of this chart will peak in just over three and half years, at the end of 2012. It will be several years more before its effects subside and the changes that it causes can take root and a new global normalcy be established.
Under its influence, world leaders will be pushed relentlessly and repeatedly by events to look long and hard and deeply into the causes of the world's economic problems. They will be compelled to develop a new and more just economic system that creates genuine and enduring wealth, and wealth that is more fairly distributed.
World leaders might soon succeed in getting the economic gears to turn again, or in preventing a truly catastrophic economic collapse. But they will not restore true economic health until certain fundamental issues of economic fairness and justice have been addressed effectively.
I know these sound like New Age talking points. However, these things are very plainly indicated in the 2012 chart.
Some Astrological Details:
Very Strong Neptune and Chiron
The first thing one notices in the 2012 chart is a very strongly placed Neptune. Neptune is within two degrees of the ascendant, in about the first degree of its own sign, Pisces, which is on the ascendant.
This will flood the chart with Neptunian energy. This energy will weaken and tend to dissolve existing boundaries relationships at all levels, individual and international. This will tend to make all kinds of boundaries flexible and porous.
On the micro level this will lead to the the reorganization of society at all levels. On the national and international level, it will lead to population shifts and shifting national borders. Such things almost never happen quietly.
At the same time, Neptune will flood the world with idealistic energy. Idealism is a powerful force and it is often irrational and undisciplined. At least a hint of chaos will enter world affairs, which will become fluid, unpredictable and very difficult to control.
Chiron is also strongly placed on the ascendant, very close to Neptune. This placement will flood the chart with Chiron energy. Sometimes gently, sometimes forcefully, Chiron always destroys barriers that prevent communication between our day-to-day personality and our higher selves.
Between them, Chiron and Neptune on the ascendant will allow human relations and global affairs to express the higher spiritual values that reside within all of us. But it will often do so by destroying existing forms, sometimes gently, sometimes violently.
The Ground Hog Day Effect
The 2012 chart also includes a very prominent and powerful planetary configuration called a Yod, or finger of God. The Yod produces a Ground Hog day effect.
You will recall the popular Bill Murray film in which he was forced to live a single day over and over and over again until he came to understand the real point of life. The Yod produces exactly that kind of effect.
It will bring up the same fundamental economic issues over and over again until world leaders are finally forced to acknowledge them and deal effectively with them.
This Yod is an especially powerful one. It involves Saturn, Pluto and retrograde Jupiter, retrograde Jupiter occupying the point position. Retrograde Jupiter will increase the Yod's tendency to bring about repetitive events.
The Yod straddles the crucially important vertical axis in the chart. And the component aspects are exact to within less than 1/3 of a degree of arc.
It also places Jupiter in the grass roots area of the chart. This indicates that world leaders must concentrate on the creation of wealth at the grassroots level, for the masses. The Yod will all but force the creation of a world economic system that creates genuine, enduring wealth for those at the grassroots level.
The Yod, with its tendency to rub our noses repeatedly in the details of a problem tends to bring about concrete results.
The Yod is also a midpoint relationship. Midpoint relationships, like Yods, tend to produce concrete events. In this case, retrograde Jupiter makes an exact contact with the midpoint of Saturn and Pluto.
Given the structure of the Yod, the planets involved, the exactness of the aspects making up the Yod and its placement on along the vertical 10th house/4th house axis, it will all but certainly bring about real and substantive change in the global economic system.
Uranus is stationary, just prior to turning direct in the 2012 chart. A particularly intense beam of Uranian energy will be flowing into global consciousness at that time.
Uranus's placement in the chart also guarantees a strong and persistent pressure to change. It is, to start, in Aries in the first house of the chart.
Uranus also makes aspects to the Yod. Jupiter and Uranus are in sextile relationship, indicating grassroots support for the process of change. Uranus is in square aspect to Pluto, exerting relentless, distinctly Plutonian pressure on those in power to pursue change.
These Uranus aspects are not exact. However, Uranus makes exact mid-point contacts with the Sun, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto.
These strong mid-point contacts with these important and powerful astrological bodies virtually guarantee a stream of events that will continue to advance the process of change and reform in the world.
In essence, the five, outermost planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are bound together. They are locked in what amounts to a single large astrological configuration, with the Sun. This configuration is heavily dominated by stationary Uranus, the planet of change.
The overall effect of this potent and precise configuration of these most powerful planets will be to saturate world consciousness in revolutionary, transformational energies aimed at profound, thoroughgoing reform of the global economic and political system, with all the turmoil that that almost certainly implies.