|What does astrology predict for 2014?|
Astrology is an ancient study of planetary movements through celestial constellations. This study began over 4,000 years ago, where watchers of the heavens connected events on earth to geometric patterns or planetary events in the sky. Millennium of research connected the dots, as similar events developed under similar stellar patterns. In order to counsel rulers of nations, astrologers examined the most powerful charts for the upcoming year, those that related to the change of seasons. In astrology we call these the Cardinal Ingresses. They happen at the equinoxes and the solstices. This of course is the same method I use.
Key events during each year happen when a planet appears to station or change direction. No planet actually does this, but it appears to slow down and go backwards because of earth’s orbit. When a planet stations while making a close geometric contact to another planet or star, at least one of the pictures indicated not only happen but leave a mark on history and consciousness. An example of this took place a few years back when we witnessed the tsunami in Japan and years before that a tsunami in Papua, New Guinea. Both events are classic examples of the activation of planets with the fixed star of drowning, Scheat.
In 2014, there are three ingress charts that have a planet stationing. In the twenty-three years that I have done this work, I have not witnessed any planets stationing in an ingress chart. With an understanding that these will leave a mark, I expect 2014 to be a year that will turn a corner in the history of the world. The three planets involved picture, explosive transformation, business and soul families, and sudden unexpected events that activate freedom or activated by a need for freedom, I am certain that 2014 will be a year that people will not forget.
Capricorn Ingress: December 21, 2013 ~ March 20, 2014
This chart shines with the Sun and Mercury at the Midheaven telling us the President will be heard and seen internationally. Looking a bit closer and certainly not to my surprise, the topics are employment, health of the nation and military issues.
Explosive Pluto, the transformer is also close to the Midheaven, and is being challenged by electrifying sudden events, Uranus and militant, gun totting, Mars. Adding all of this together along with their house rulerships and locations offers a chilling picture of violence, division, and anger due to a lack of credit, monetary issues, taxation, insurance, and reproductive rights. Sudden violent acts may occur but more prolific will be the explosive words and lack of decorum, courtesy or fairness. Key dates for these issues will be, December 28 through January 1.
Also as we come to the end of January, more is revealed that directly stresses the President and the nation. It may be a large sudden international explosion that kills women and children. Or it may be the exposure of some international secret that is suddenly revealed about the exploitation, torture and death of women and children. It is definitely tied to money and may in some way come back on the American people because there may be a link to our tax money used in an underground way. Whatever it is, it will be seen, heard and discussed everywhere.
Additionally there may be a sudden or surprising turn about that vindicates the President and the American people.
Public words broadcast by television, radio and the internet sting during this period. They challenge the economy, the income stream of the nation and they challenge women. There is a struggle taking place between old secret alliances and the money that has been used without public awareness. This quarter should reveal more, yet it does not appear to offer any solution, only anger.
While there is optimism in the housing market, money is not flowing through banks or mortgage brokers. This will change later in 2014.
The battle to raise the minimum wage continues to be a battle and this cycle does not resolve it.
Children and families are challenged by a lack of governmental aid. There is tremendous stress and frustration and fun seems to be in short supply.
A very interesting statement indicated by this chart is about our enemies. Normally our enemies are identified as outside the nation, but in this chart, it is clear they are inside our nation. It is statement of America fighting itself. Looking back as I do historically, there are many connections between this time in our nation and the time in France of the French Revolution. We are tracking along a similar series of ingress charts. But the consciousness in this nation is much higher and thus the outcome will be very different. However it does not take an astrologer to look about and see how we are a nation divided, and this ingress chart emphasizes that point.
The added statement is, we are fighting to free ourselves from militant aggressive controls. We are fighting for fairness and equality. These are the actual words of Uranus and Mars in this chart and so reminiscent of the cries of the French Revolution, "Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite" (Liberty, Equality & Brotherhood.)
No investments are offering immediate appreciation during this ingress period, but long-term investments are indicated in: housing, families, home products, food products. The challenge is money to build or expand now, which is not easily available. However if you took the reverse approach and decided to create quality small or home goods that are designed for downsizing or recycling to downsize, this could be successful. Also investing in gold, especially if it is a product that uses gold for something needed in the home, this will show returns when Jupiter reaches the middle of Leo in late September or early October of 2014.
Aries Ingress: March 20 ~ June 21, 2014
In this ingress the Sun continues to be at the Midheaven, keeping the President visible, but this ingress cycle for this president is filled with stress, he feels that many, including military veterans are drowning in homeless situations.
The terrible challenges of Uranus and Pluto in the last ingress are expanded and exponentially more apparent in this chart as Jupiter is in close contact increasing the number of sudden infamous events under the explosive deadly power of Pluto. This combination may create military disasters, bank explosions, supreme court verdicts that turn things upside down. More challenges to health care, employment, women, children, investments, social networks.
Money is barred from women and children, while taxes may challenge them.
There is a window of optimism in this chart, though it is not a strong one. It comes through the internet, through international groups, through what I call soul families reaching out to help each other. This window points to lessons for the future, which will strengthen an international community.
Investments in steel for building, or surgical instruments, or home wares that use steel. Also anything that is used to build underground, including gases that run underground for use in homes. These should be international companies, not necessarily US companies, though they may be U.S. companies partnering with international companies or that are offering investments in their international counterparts or subsidies.
Cancer Ingress: June 21 ~ September 22, 2014
That being said, this chart is driven by an emotional struggle of the American people. They are struggling to balance their emotions, anger and energy due to sudden events that have explosively challenged the nation. Wild fires, explosive scorched earth, sudden changes in the investment market or regarding issues of children or women and social events. These explosive emotions will activate attacks on our military or American families abroad. This will include anyone who represents the United States in a prominent position. These pictures also include a possibility of hostage taking. If I lived abroad during this period, I would increase my awareness of my surroundings and make certain I did not go anywhere that might put me in danger.
This ingress chart is the first of three that have a planet stationing in the chart, which is Chiron (yes, some people call it a planet, others an asteroid.) Chiron has a proven connection to business and soul families. It is where we are most wounded and through that wound we learn to heal, allowing us then to help heal others with similar wounds.
In this chart, Chiron is stationing in close activation of corporate, governmental and Supreme Court, Saturn. The pictures these two planets give are many and broad. They indicate the opportunity for a shift for investments, international relationships regarding investments, monetary resources, cartels, bankers, oil, underground resources, hidden power, governments and corporations. But even as they are shifting business, money and investments internationally, these actions cause stress to our military, and their families. The Supreme Court is also stressed by these changes and it may begin to deliberate a key issue in these matters in this cycle.
Investments are again holding to what was said during the Aries ingress, international, underground, corporate or government, all long-term.
Libra Ingress: September 22 ~ December 21, 2014
Where international business issues held center stage with Chiron stationing in the last cycle, this new cycle has the explosive transformer, Pluto stationing in his own house of bankers, taxes, insurance companies and reproduction. Pluto is giving a clear warning here as it turns direct. It is ringing a toll for people, businesses and governments to take action now to transform the way money is used, change the way you are lending, borrowing, investing, taxing and valuing money. The fact this is making what in astrology we call declination but what is actually a visible contact between Mars and Pluto, both rulers of this house of banking. The fact that Pluto is not in direct contact with any other planet except Mars tells us that the warning call for action must begin with service. This service must come through employment, health care, and military. We can take that many ways, but considering our society at this time (yes, things may have changed quite a bit by September 2014) Pluto seems to say we must as a nation serve the people. We are responsible to see that there are jobs, health care and placement for our people and our military veterans. It calls for our action. Pluto making such a strong statement backed up by the energy of Mars, is not to be overlooked. If we do not respond to this call as a nation, we will witness the destruction of all that it calls us to change. Pluto always warns first and then flattens everything if we do not work it through. Once flattened there will be a level field from which we will have to rebuild our society. Pluto statements are clear in personal charts as well as those of nations.
The Moon, which represents the people, housing and emotions of our nation, supports Venus ruler of money, women and children, together these celestial beings stress to free themselves by taking action while struggling with public lies created by businesses or business controllers. They are frustrated by changing contracts which are actually expanding their possibilities though these are changing too fast and are too expansive to be understood yet. Something is being offered here by government. It appears that there may be loans, or tax credits or some kind of subsidies available now through government services to help women, families and children who need homes.
Additionally, it appears that government is offering something to businesses who will work to provide these services or housing. But it is not without challenge due to the complicated or misunderstood information that is released. Too much is being said and not being understood. This causes frustration.
All of these things are aligned with the karmic issues that the national consciousness is working through. The struggle clearly indicated here is one of moving from an aggressive male warring society to a balanced, fair cooperative one.
Investments in this period must be carefully chosen. They call for a roller coaster unless you choose established companies that are actively transforming to include more service business. The types of products include: female and family health, insurance, medical, and surgical, especially those offering some kind of plastic surgery for military. With this combination, I would look to a company that may be transforming lives through prosthetics.
Capricorn Ingress: December 21, 2014 ~ March 20, 2015
This is the last chart for 2014 and here we see Uranus, planet of sudden changes, freedom fighters, eccentrics, fame and astrologers, stationing before it goes direct. This stationing is not isolated but a direct challenging contact to transformative explosive Pluto. Since 2011, these two planets have been breaking ground, electrifying change in governments, corporations and established monetary practices. This chart kicks it up a notch, with a tight stationing challenge. This cycle will call all practices into play. It not only involves Pluto in the house of the workplace, military and health of the nation, while Uranus puts all monetary issues of careers and Supreme Court decisions regarding money into public view; this chart ties in national karma and future directives. It tells us that we must break free of the military complex and put attention on cooperation, equality and housing at home. It points to the emotional future of the nation and indicates that though we struggle with this now, to be truly free we must challenge the love of established way and the close mindedness of tribe to a broader view of brotherhood.
Women, money, employment, health care, and corporate established ways are at the crux of this cycle.
Business is once more being given the opportunity to transform, but it may struggle to free itself from its historic bias. This picture indicates, we must stop looking only at the bottom line but need to start including the needs of the people and our service to our country and the people as part of this bottom line. In the past no value has been given to community by corporate structures except as it could add to their bottom line. This transformation changes the equation to realize that the bottom line must include communities benefits, to rape a community of its resources whether planetary, human, or other living beings will no longer be acceptable. It is this change that is being called to task by Uranus and Pluto in their interactions. We have been witnessing their work since 2011 and it will continue till they part in early 2018. Then we will have to piece it all together and we will have to tweak and adjust our new system until we reach October of 2043, when it should begin working efficiently again. But we will not fully transform as a nation till the progressed Mars of the United States natal chart turns direct on May 10 2086, beyond the scope of many readers lifetimes.
This cycle is keenly focused on creating jobs, on employment and health care for everyone. It is also focused on increasing the minimum wage though it also indicates the challenges of corporations are at their most critical point, so the fight continues. As Saturn ingresses to Sagittarius on December 23rd, this issue softens. The corporations have learned a lesson, though it may take till Jupiter stations direct on April 8, 2015 before everyone to feel the effects.
As I look at all five Ingress charts, which span from December 21, 2013 through March 2015, there are numerous consistent statements. Transformation is a consistent note. Uranus and Pluto are sharply empowered in power houses in all but the Libra Ingress. Anger is strong in the beginning of this sequence, but less prominent in the last chart. Change and sudden acts that force transformation are in all of these charts with the Libra chart pointing more toward the stock market than the others. We focus more on blaming others for our ill until we get to the Libra ingress and beyond. At this point we start to ask ourselves what have we done, what can we do, let’s work on this. And the last chart in the sequence focuses clearly on putting energy and money into the issues at hand.
So despite a year that will be challenging, I believe we are working toward the future that in our hearts, we all know is possible. It will happen. No, it will not happen tomorrow, but in time. Remember we are each a part of the consciousness. We lift it or pull it down. When we find ourselves struggling with change, afraid to let go, afraid the door will not lead to something better, it is up to us to realize if we let go, we can step forward, while if we hang on, we will be forced forward. I personally would rather jump out of the plane knowing my parachute is intact than have someone push me out because I refused to go. Please join me, jump into the future you desire to create and let the past go.
Michele Avanti has been teaching metaphysics since 1972. She is a metaphysical minister, an ISAR certified astrologer, an accredited Fixed Star Analyst, an EFT, emotional freedom technique professional and an energy mover. Michele mentors clients through individual consultations. For more information, click here: http://astrologyandmore.blogspot.com/p/consultations.html