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Monday, May 30, 2011

June 2011 For Everyone - Power Shift


June 2011 For Everyone

Power Shift

In June 2011, power will begin shifting decisively away from the wealthy and powerful elites and to the broad mass of the people.

There will be a clear sense that the scales of power are finally tipping. Global political and economic priorities will begin shifting accordingly. The concerns of the people will begin crowding out the priorities of the wealthy, the corporations and financial markets.

This will be apparent in every area of life, across the globe, wherever there is hierarchical power, a chain of command.

This will be part of an ongoing, evolutionary process in most places. However, in some less stable parts of the world, it will doubtless spark violence.

What happens in June must be seen as a particularly important, critical phase in an ongoing power shift.  June will bring us to the tipping point.  In time, this shift will bring a more stable and just world.  For now, we must expect a prolonged and sometimes turbulent adjustment, one that will intensify in June.

Quantum Shift

June's contribution to the power shift will be primarily a matter of feelings and thoughts. 
It will be a time of consciousness raising. Changing attitudes will finally tip the balance of opinion in favor of grassroots interests.

During June this crucial shift in global political thinking might only show up as a few seemingly unusual events. In the months and years ahead, June’s events will be seen as evidence of a major historical turning point.

Too Much Confusion

So, in June, the breadth and depth of global change will speed up and begin broadening. The issues that need to be considered will multiply. Public dialogue will become more
intense, wide ranging and complicated.

More change will, of course, generate more issues to sort out. Beyond that, each issue will now seem to have many more facets than we realized.

And rather than immediate, revolutionary action, we will see extended, seemingly endless discussions.  Rather than results, efforts will produce more and more initiatives.

There is already confusion over the many changes now occurring. In June, the confusion will begin increasing.

We should see this as a blessing.  Changes as profound and sweeping as those we are talking about need to be widely discussed.  They need to be made as slowly and thoughtfully as possible.

Grisly Undertones

Unfortunately, this phase of the power shift will likely be marked by incidents of gruesome violence.  This violence will enter public awareness with particular force and clarity. 

Economic Prospects

Despite all of the above, the global economy should be *essentially* stable into 2012. June, and the months just afterward will be particularly good, economically.  However, we cannot look forward to the level of economic performance everyone needs and wants.

Within a year or so, the economy will begin transitioning from an expansive phase into what I think of as a consolidation phase.  It will begin gradually, from mid-2013 thru mid-2014.

During a growth phase, the economy tends to add jobs and increase wealth. During a consolidation phase, the economy re-organizes itself after years of expansion.

This re-organizational work is healthy and is unlikely to bring major economic crises. It just might not produce jobs and wealth as quickly as many would like. And it will bring changes and adjustments that, for one reason or another, many hoped we would never have to make.

I see no reason for panic, financially. But the decade just ahead is bound to be busy – at times frantic – for those who must manage the world's finances . . . and get us through the financial
rough patches. But that is no more than we should expect of an economic consolidation phase during a major global power shift.

A new expansive phase will begin toward the end of the decade.

In So Many Words . . .

All told, then, June marks an acceleration of a transitional process we are already in.

However it goes, we can look forward to one big improvement.  The feeling that events are pushing the majority of us off an economic cliff will end.



Some Astrological Highlights

3 Eclipses – Turning a Big Corner

There are three eclipses in a row: First: June 01, partial solar eclipse; Second: June 15, total lunar eclipse; Third: July 01, partial solar eclipse.  Three eclipses in a row are unusual, but it happens every few years or so.

Please note: eclipses can trigger significant events for six months or so after they occur.

Eclipses trigger crises that have been brewing, often unseen. On the micro-level, these can be health and employment crises or any other kind of life changing personal event.  On the macro-level, they tend to be natural and man-made disasters, the death of world figures, dramatic changes in government, and so on.

On the micro-level, eclipses seem to bring good news far more often than they bring bad news. Eclipses often clear away deadwood and open new doors.

In the composite chart, these three eclipse will hit the global financial axis of the chart.  The south node sets in Gemini in the 8th house.  This indicates a loss of power for large financial institutions. The north node rests in Sagittarius in the 2nd house, indicating empowerment for the little guy.

Along the financial axis, wealth is synonymous with power.  Hence, these eclipses will facilitate the political power shift, too, away from small, entrenched governing elites toward the broad masses of the people.

In the present astrological context (Pluto in Capricorn, Uranus square Pluto, the dawn of the Aquarian Age) this would have to be seen as a part of a long-term trend.


Jupiter and the Point of Substance – Where Our Concerns Should Be

Jupiter, the planet of abundance is in the 6th house, of labor. The Point of Substance, an obscure but reliable indicator, marks a point of crucial importance in the chart.

These placements re-enforce the message of the eclipses.  Jupiter in the 6th tells us that working men and women are the source of wealth, now.  The Point of Substance tells us that we ignore the needs of working people at our considerable peril.


Flood of Mutable Energy – Second Guessing, and Then Some

Mutable energy dominates the composite chart. The 3 eclipses are in the mutable signs of Sagittarius and Gemini.  The mutable sign Pisces is on the cusp of the powerful 4th house.  Neptune, the most mutable of planetary energies, is in Pisces. Neptune is retrograde and that will increase the degree of mutability it produces. 

Mutable energies translate everything into insight, thought, feeling and discussion.  Mutable energies introduce virtually endless mental and emotional subtlety.

Hence, these eclipses will shift popular sentiment against large financial institutions, like investment banks, in favor of main street, the little guy, the grassroots.

The change will be very much a matter of changing attitudes. However, mutable energies tend to disappoint those who want quick decisions and fast action.

Money and Power to the People

This shift of attitude, this new flow of thought and feeling will have a distinct direction.  Thought and feeling will flow in a way favorable to the masses.  People will no longer feel that wealth should flow endlessly upward into the big financial institutions.  They will feel that wealth and power should flow to the little guy - to the grassroots. This shift in sentiment will be unstoppable and irresistible.

Mars Conjunct Algol – Very Nasty Stuff

(Mars will conjoin the fixed star Algol a few hours before the total lunar eclipse on June 15th. This conjunction is not in the composite chart. But it comes close to the total eclipse of the full moon and, thus, still has a powerful influence.)

Mars can be a fiendishly destructive influence.  Algol, "The Demon Star," is the most evil influence in the heavens.  It is commonly associated with gruesome, human-on-human violence, on whatever scale. Together, Mars and Algol make up a very dark influence which will likely bring gruesome headlines.

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