According to the myth, Jupiter the father of all gods in the disguise of a bull abducted the beautiful phoenician princess Europa and brought her to the european continent! In this way the continent of Europe was “inaugurated”! Every myth is rich in symbolism and this specific one is recounting to us the fact that the current European continent was bound to become a blessed land, a land that would display at its fullest the archetypes of royalty, of joviality and of taurean stability and prosperity.
Fast forward some thousand years and Europe today is indeed the most prosperous, serene and cultured continent worldwide. Or at least it used to be. Because in the last few months things seem to have radically changed, due to a series of ferocious terrorist attacks that ultimately spred a lot of terror (attacks and killing sprees both in northern and southern France, in Belgium, in Germany). It seems that the careless years have gone away, no more romantic walks along the river Seine in Paris or anywhere else in Europe, since everywhere now there is an odor of gun-powder on the air! Everybody looks suspicious and each corner (no matter how cozy or romantic) is fraught with danger! The enemy is within and everywhere a potential terrorist is lurking! That’s a rather unnerving sensation, causing massive paranoia throughout the European citizens! Their cities are transformed into over-extended prisons! So, what is the astrological reason that brought over this blink, disruptive and fearful “zeitgeist” to the old continent?
Definitely Pluto in Capricorn has a lot to do with it. You see the sign of Capricorn is somehow representing the structured and organized societies – our urban landscape, our cities. And Pluto (the “grim ripper”, the bearer of primeval fear) is transiting for 9 years now in the sign of Capricorn (and over the “World’s MC” – you may read about the importance of this phenomenon here). Additionally, it is a planet intimately connected to the masses and to the collective tragic events. Of course Pluto transited several times in the last two-three millennia the sign of Capricorn. Βut its impact upon humanity was rather minimal back then. You see, the disruptive and transformative effect of Pluto in Capricorn escalated from the moment our structured, industrialized societies/cities, the modern urban landscape appeared in the horizon (mostly from the 19th century on. So, humanity is actually experiencing this Pluto in Capricorn effect for the first time ever!)
Pluto has to do with the so called “agoraphobia” too – the fear of crowds. If you are currently in Europe and you walk among many people or if you stand amidst a crowd (i.e. in a concert) then definitely the – not that absurd by now – thought of being shot or even bombed will be repeatedly crossing your mind! And there are other factors contributing to this paranoia: the current Saturn – Neptune square aspect, which is not facilitating us in stop thinking irrationally and in coming to our senses. And of course the overall Jupiter – Saturn – Neptune T-square (with the “double whammy” element of Saturn being in the sign of Sagittarius and at the same time squaring planet Jupiter! That’s par excellence the fear of the unknown, of the person standing beside us whom we don’t know, the fear of anybody belonging to a different ethnic background or religion….
Rebellious planet Uranus in the ultra-individualistic sign of Aries has its fair share too! It brings forth the uprising of the individuals. But if we put the newly found planetoid Eris in the mix then things are getting far more dynamic and complex. You see Eris has to do with the people who are “uninvited”, “unwanted”. To the Europeans these “uninvited” people seem to be the muslims (who on their turn perceive the Europeans as invaders and usurpers of their own lands and goods (they call the Europeans “the infidel crusaders”). And the fact is that we are currently in the middle of a volatile triple conjunction between the planets Uranus and Eris, a conjunction that is ever more exacerbating the tension between the uninvited muslims and the european christians! It’s not by chance that with this Uranus -Eris conjunction the phenomenon of “the lonely wolf” kind of terrorist appeared! To these lonely wolves view the atrocities they commit in the european soil are nothing more than a “retribution” for the sufferings inflicted upon them by the Europeans!
I recently studied the impact of the Uranus – Eris conjunction over the human history. I found out that this conjunction has generally coincided with some rather odd and “out of the norm” periods in our history! It coincided i.e. with the outbreak of many revolutionary movements (especially in China). And with the implementation of rigorous dictatorships – where one man/woman was seizing absolute control over his/her entire country. It was the case of Stalin back in 1927 (during the previous time planet Uranus was conjuncting Eris in Aries) and so far in 2016 it is the case of Erdogan in Turkey – who is apparently seizing absolute control over his country, disposing (or even executing?) his opponents!
As the decade of 2010’s seems to be pretty reminiscent of the 1930’s, some even larger scale events might be coming over to the old european continent within the next few years!
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis