writing this a few hours before we enter a New Year with fresh hope
and new resolutions. It would be nice to say that the year ahead holds
little challenge and that everyone will live happily ever-after. Realistically
though the collective history of mankind has been one of conflict. Evolution
is not without its growth pains. National borders are forged from human
struggle and history is a chronology of war more than peace.
I have always thought that 2003
was just a precursor for the more important developments of this year.
We enter 2004 under difficult skies. The traditional malefic planets
of Mars and Saturn are strong at the turn of the year and the upgraded
alert on terrorist activity is well justified by the planets. Australia
and England are two countries whose birth Sun falls into the danger
area around the New Year period. Australia faces great challenges this
year, related to neighbouring countries and international responsibilities.
On the plus side there will be an emphasis on flight and aerospace technology
with significant breakthroughs in this area.
2004 the United States re-enters
a cycle that has inevitably brought disasters, from the torching of
the White House, sinking of the General Slocum and San Francisco earthquake
to assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. On that evidence
alone they are definitely candidates for another co-ordinated homeland
attack, calamity or natural disaster. Time frames appear to be late
April, early to mid June and late September to early October.
George Bush's horoscope shows his progressed Sun, a measure of his evolving
identity, reaching warlord Mars around the April/May period which could
also coincide with an escalation of military operations. It will be
a much harder year for the USA and the President who will feel the accountability
their actions by June. All
this will come at a cost to the economy, which still hasn't bottomed
out for mine. Bush may have trouble holding onto power if Howard Dean's
January 2005 aspects are anything to go by. There is a lot of sudden
change and totally unexpected events around the electioneering September/October
period in America, which we'll examine in more detail as the year progresses.
re-enters a Saturn cycle that has culminated with the leader being deposed
and/or defeated. They also have significant eclipses affecting the national
horoscope that reinforces a change at the top. It could well be that
2004 is the last year that John Howard occupies the leadership position
although he currently shows no signs of relinquishing his role. If the
Prime Minister were to call an early election, he could be looking around
April. Definitely there is a step up in the activity of the Australian
horoscope about this time. Overseas responsibilities may increase and
this could also be in connection with the US. The
Australian government may use the homeland security threat as a ploy
to introduce citizen ID cards.
health concerns that caused a scare for British Prime Minister, Tony
Blair in October 2003, may be more serious than first thought. The
relationship sector of his chart is under strain in 2004. Blair
is another who may be forced to step down or lose support somehow. At
the very least these three leaders face enormous problems this coming
divisions of India/Pakistan and Israel/Palestine were each formed under
Saturn/Pluto conjunctions. This combination can signify the brutal oppression
common in police states, or when martial law is imposed. There is a
constant battle for control and the occupants of these lands are bitterly
divided and antagonistic to each other. During 2004 the planet Neptune
will oppose this Saturn/Pluto union and tend to dissolve power starting
with India and Pakistan. This places the leadership under great threat,
state control will be difficult to maintain, and there will be an erosion
of confidence in the administration. The same combination of planets
has been common to pandemics and chemical or biological disasters.
it would be inadvisable to accept a lift in General Musharraf's car,
one leader coming under great threat is President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan.
Karzai, was born on Christmas Eve of 1957 with a very violent chart.
A New Moon on his birthday, coupled with other planetary conditions
means he faces an increased risk of assassination, which would encourage
more uprisings in Afghanistan.
for Iraq, although insurgencies will continue we may have seen the worst
of the rebellion. Attention will switch to Saudi
Arabia where there will be much pressure on the Royal Family to
maintain order. The British Royals (Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles)
have a lot of Mars energy around them where accidents or operations
are not uncommon. Another one who appears more danger to himself than
anything else is entertainer Michael Jackson. He certainly has a lot
of violent energy around him.
Philippines also looks to be a hot-spot with national elections due.
The Philippines has long been considered a terrorist sanctuary and rebel
Islamic leader Abu Sayyaf will continue to challenge the establishment.
The situation may call for US intervention. The Solar Eclipse of April
19 2004 falls on the birthday of Zimbabwe. Already they have been 'eclipsed'
out of the Commonwealth, but there may be changes at the top as the
year progresses. Perhaps President Mugabe isn't as safe as he thinks.
The authority of the United Nations was undermined in 2003 as the USA,
Great Britain and Australia broke ranks with the UN majority and invaded
Iraq. This authority will again be severely challenged toward the end
Iraq situation has played out as the planets suggested. A US led invasion
of Iraq in the first quarter of the year destabilized the leadership
of the country and captured former President Saddam Hussein before the
year was out. However control of the war torn country produced more
'peacetime deaths' than 'combat fatalities'. The red herrings were the
mysterious weapons of mass destruction that remain a secret.
nuclear threats of North Korea may well be addressed around April, as
this is certainly a year when the whole world must come together on
this issue of nuclear weaponry and missile technology.
There will be frequent updates during the year, where I will address
individual issues independently. In the meantime, I want to thank you
all personally for your tremendous support throughout 2003. I hope you
all have a wonderful year ahead.