Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mundane astrology - Case study: Greece

Most mundane astrologers use the country chart to make predictions. But what is true in many cases, it is also true for Greece. We can't be 100% sure which is the right chart, even though most Greek astrologers prefer one particular chart. To avoid this issue, let's use a traditional technique, that of the Aries ingress chart. It is said that only if there are fixed signs on the angles, can this chart be valid for the whole year. It doesn't matter. Can we draw some conclusions, even if for a three-month period?

Of course, we must keep in mind that Bulgaria, for example, has the same ingress chart with only a very slight degree change, so this is a chart that doesn't only concern Greece. Perhaps, all the countries with more or less the same chart should focus on the areas they are most concerned about or this chart should be used in tandem with the national chart.
So, what do we have here? First of all, an angular Saturn, from the 12th house side, but it is conjunct the Ascendant. The fact that it is from the 12th house side, I think this weakens Saturn. Saturn may rejoice in the 12th house, but it is a diurnal planet and here it finds itself in a nocturnal chart, on the nocturnal side of the chart. Saturn is involved in a very difficult T-square with the Sun and Pluto. It is in Libra, however, but retrograde. So, countries with this T-square on the angles (Italy, for example) or countries which have Leo or Capricorn and Aquarius on the Ascendant can expect an eventful spring, if the national charts concur.
Greece has a Libra Ascendant in this ingress chart, which means that the 1st house ruler (the people) is Venus, which is in detriment in Aries. Not a good sign at all. The same detrimented Venus is the ruler of the 8th house as well (national debt). This describes the current situation in Greece perfectly. The Greek government is trying desperately to cut the huge budget deficit and has taken some severe measures, which were not well received by the people. The fact that Venus is in the 7th house shows that both the Greek people and the national debt are at the mercy of other countries, the other European Union members. The government is the 10th house (Cancer) and the Moon is in Taurus, in the sign of its exaltation. Not bad, but it stands in very great danger by being in the 8th house and conjunct Algol, not to mention the South Node on the MC. It is indeed strong in the sense that there is no actual opposition from the majority of the other parliamentary parties, but the measures are extreme and members of the same party have voiced their concern. Pluto in the 4th house indicates that land problems may arise. Loss of property, perhaps, or an increase in vandalism, burglaries etc.
The good news is that there is a great mutual reception between the Sun and Mars, ruling the 7th and the 11th houses, so it is highly likely that Greece is going to get the help it seeks from other countries. Mars is also the ruler of the 2nd house, so, again, money from friends is indicated. What seems to be bad news for the government is the fact that the 6th house (workers, employees) seems to be particularly strong with Jupiter in rulership right on the cusp. The fact that Uranus is also there about to form yet another opposition with Saturn shows that there is going to be a possible uproar. This has not proven to be the case so far, but, on the other hand, the measures have not been implemented yet. We will have to wait and see.

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