|The Woodcutter. Kazimir Malevich painted
this just before the Russian Revolution.
Say one thing for the current euro crisis, it’s cutting a swathe through Europe’s ruling elite.
So far this year these heads of state have felt the sharp blade of Father Time’s sickle.
Brian Cowen – Ireland – 9 March
Jose Socrates – Portugal – 21 June
George Papandreou – Greece – Nov 6
Jose Zapatero – Spain – going in a few weeks
Silvio Berlusconi – Italy
There’s a certain kind of brutal justice to these departures. When we talk about firm but fair, we talk about Saturn in Libra, which represents a fair application of the rules and also putting a fair time limit on a situation. This combination says, “Enough already.”
Take a look at the Euro chart.
Saturn has been sweeping through the first house of the face in the Euro chart, cutting away the old familiar faces.
Meanwhile, the planet of kings, Jupiter, which is associated with leaders has disappeared into the 8th house, one of the hidden houses. Not only that, since the summer he’s been retrograde. And how much complaining has there been about the Eurozone’s lack of leadership?
But the really telling thing is the Uranus-Pluto square on the axes of the chart. Tr Pluto, planet of drains, sitting right down there on the IC quietly sucking the life out of the leadership. The god of darkness is pulling those leaders down into his own realm one by one like the creature from the black lagoon.
The leadership of the Euro (if I can put it that way) is represented by the Moon ruling Cancer on the 10th house cusp. The Moon has progressed to be exactly conjunct natal Pluto.
And, of course, Pluto squares Uranus, revolution, right on the descendant, enemies – or partners. The Euro is going to have to find some new and surprising friends, if it’s to survive.
The good thing about this? It’s only by getting rid of the old that we can make way for the new. One of the themes of the times we are living through is clearing out the dead wood.
For more on why the euro has to be completely revamped click here.