Squares and Oppositions Are Turbulent Aspects


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There are only a few Turbulent Shapes. We already know about the T-square and the Grand Cross. Every Turbulent Shape is comprised of only aspects that are squares and oppositions. This should tell us something about squares and oppositions. Since the very early stages of the development of Babylonian astrology, astrologers have always divided the seven angles that form aspects into good or bad angles. Since that time, almost all astrologers have interpreted all squares and oppositions by using negatization. So we will sometimes refer to the square and opposition as Turbulent Aspects.

For example, the Jupiter-Chiron square in the chart of the announcement of the Jacqueline Bouvier/John Husted engagement meant an unsuccessful (Jupiter when negatized) engagement (Chiron). The Sun-Mars square told us there was no energy (Mars when negatized) to the plan (Sun) or announcement (Sun) itself.

(You may have noticed that when we negatize a symbolism, we essentially OFFSET the symbolism, so sometimes we will just call a negatized symbolism an "offset.")

Similarly, when we look at the eclipse of August 6, 1990, we can use the oppositions of Venus-Saturn and Saturn-Chiron to help us predict that there would be loss of life (Chiron) and loss of money (Venus). Since Saturn is the only planet with symbolisms that are normally negative, when dealing with any Turbulent Aspect that is formed by Saturn, the negative attributes of Saturn are emphasized in any negatization, rather than offset. For Saturn-Chiron, this method results in interpretations of very tragic loss of life, as opposed to just tragic loss of life. For Saturn-Venus, we get a prediction of very large losses of money.

Another example of how we interpret Turbulent Aspects is that of the solar eclipse of August 22, 1998 (Figure 5J). The Planetary Geometry of this eclipse was a clear celestial sign of impending worldwide financial turmoil. On August 17, 1998, Boris Yeltsin's administration decided to let Russia's currency (the ruble) be devalued. This was a catalyst for a run on Russian banks, because everyone went to their banks to withdraw their money and exchange their rubles for dollars. The result was a near collapse of the Russian banking system, with most banks actually closing their doors on August 27 and 28. The financial crisis in Russia led to fears of a return to communism and a worldwide collapse of stock prices. Our stock market had its biggest one-day drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average on August 31, 1998. However, the US financial markets held up well compared to what the markets did in the rest of the world. The Brazilian stock market was cut in half while the Japanese market hit a 15-year low.

The solar eclipse that was a sign of all these crises had a Venus-Uranus opposition, signifying worldwide (Uranus) loss (negatization) of money (Venus). There was also a Saturn-Pluto quincunx (The quincunx is a Turbulent Aspect when Saturn is a component.) The result of this aspect is shrinkage (Saturn) of big business (Pluto) and profits (Pluto).

Hundreds of millions of people lost trillions of dollars during just a few weeks after the eclipse. But if you knew Magi Astrology, you could have predicted what would happen, and you could have taken appropriate measures.

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