The sexual assaults on German women at New Year have provided another headache for Angela Merkel’s open-door to migrants policy. No one seems to have thought through the consequences of letting in large numbers of young men from cultural backgrounds which denigrate women. Sweden which has always had a liberal approach to immigration is now finding that its rape and gun crime statistics are soaring upwards. It’s not that violence against women is exclusively a Muslim crime but there is a particular problem which multi-culturalists are now being forced to face.
Sweden, 7 December 1865 3.30pm Stockholm, is in a seven year phase of huge challenges as the Solar Arc Sun Mars crosses a conjunction to its Pluto and opposes its Saturn. Three years past and four years ahead. Mars Pluto is especially associated with rape and criminal behaviour; add in Saturn and gun crime fits as well. Tr Uranus is also square their Solar Arc Moon for the final time early in 2016, which will bring women’s issues to the fore.
Germany, like the EU and indeed the UK, has tr Pluto moving through its 4th house for many years which suggests domestic pressures and a mutinous domestic population. They also have tr Pluto trine their 8th house Pluto in 2016/17 which will bring up conflicted and very intense emotional responses, which is also echoed in tr Pluto conjunct their 4th house Venus this year. Plus Solar Arc Moon is conjunct the Germany Mars, building in influence through this year into 2017, which will bring angry responses from the population, especially women.
I’ve added below the mid December post on Merkel, which has disappeared in the changeover, though will be back once the Search function is re-instated.
She’s still not out of the woods politically, however much admiration her humanitarian stance has brought her. Local councils are struggling to manage basic amenities for the 1 million who arrived in 2015. Tr Neptune continues to oppose her Jupiter/Saturn midpoint till mid January which is usually career losses. Then she has the challenging tr Pluto square tr Uranus hitting on her Midheaven next year. Uranus is conjunct her IC opposition her MC in February which heralds house moves if not instantly then certainly in the near future; and then tr Pluto square MC from March till late 2018 and that could bring her reputation to a new low.
2016 has some ups from tr Uranus to a couple of Jupiter midpoints in Feb/March, but tr Uranus is moving to square her 8th house Uranus Sun in Cancer from late May onwards which will be jolting and uncomfortable. And tr Saturn is heading for her Ascendant which it briefly crosses early in the year and then makes the final move in October. She’ll run out of energy, enthusiasm and ambition as tr Saturn heads downwards through her 1st quadrant thereafter.
Though she won’t go easy. She’s got endurance with four planets in the 8th.
Her 3rd Term chart, 17 Dec 2013 12.06pm Berlin, has the destabilising Solar Arc Uranus square Pluto exact in two months’ time. Though before is usually more significant than the exact date. On that chart she’ll get a lift in February and be pushing – possibly over-pushing with too much confidence which could backfire – from March onwards till late 2017. Late 2016 looks discouraging with tr Saturn conjunct Mercury, square Ascendant and then conjunct Sun in 2017. The very insecure, reckless, solar Arc Mars opposes Uranus also in 2017, which is when the next election is.