So now it’s naughty little Cyprus, the island of Aphrodite, which is giving the eurozone the screaming abdabs. Aphrodite is the Greek Venus, of course. In astrology, Venus rules money, so maybe it’s not such a surprise that Cyprus was, until a week ago, a great place to get your dirty roubles washed into lovely clean euros.
The creation of the euro was supposed to support business in Europe. Well, it has helped business, all business, including organised crime, whether that’s the Italian mafia, the Greek government, or Eastern bloc kleptocrats.
I wrote a post a year or so ago, which suggested that the euro ought to be dismantled or relaunched, because it has such a lousy chart. To read it, click here.
This hasn’t happened yet, but then nor are the the vicious transits to the currency’s Sun finished. The dark lord of transformation or death, Pluto, will conjunct the euro Sun on July 13 and November 26 this year, before finally moving on for good.
The lesson of a Pluto conjunction is simple: transform or die. Since this is in the fourth house of foundation and homeland, it suggests that the countries that are part of the eurozone may change. The map will be redrawn. The Sun is the very identity of the currency. That needs to change. This transit is essentially in effect all year.
While Pluto conjuncts the euro Sun, Uranus, the planet of surprise, will be squaring it repeatedly from the house of partnership. Next exact hit is on 26 April, then 15 Oct, and finally 16 Feb next year. This suggests that all may not be well with the currency’s partnerships. It’s hard to say exactly what this means since, of course, you don’t often see a natal chart for a currency. Seventh house could be relationships with other currencies – e.g. the dollar or the yen. I’m just speculating here.
There will be more shocks. The actual partners in the currency have delivered enough of those in the past few years. What is certain is that the currency is under vice-like pressure right into next year. Anything could happen.
Meanwhile Jupiter, the planet of expansion is climbing to the top of the chart. Normally, Jupiter is considered a beneficial planet, but it is also simply expands or exaggerates. It will conjunct the euro Moon in changeable Gemini in June, and then the MC and then oppose the euro Sun. In other circumstances, this might be a good thing, since it certainly suggests a raised profile. But it is very likely to increase the euro’s wobbles: Jupiter in Gemini is notoriously bi-polar. The currency may be in the news for all the wrong reasons.
|Europe needs to get her house in order|
At the same time, Saturn in Scorpio is transiting through the second house of wealth, at least until December 214. The euro’s value could continue to contract. Saturn through this house is also about getting the books in order, so it is no bad thing in the current circumstances. The euro will only recover if all the partners play be the same rules. Until now, those rules have obviously been rather obscure to certain member states. Keeping clean books should have been a prerequisite for joining, not an afterthought.
Finally, I have included the asteroid Vesta in this chart, because I have a feeling that she is important here. Maybe, as the domestic goddess, she’s about good housekeeping, or the burghers of Europe, on whom this currency really depends. You can see that she’s in very tight conjunction to the North Node, so the euro needs to strive towards greater Vesta-ishness.
It’s going to be a very bumpy ride for the euro this year. If the currency survives, it may not be as we know it now.