Saturn – Neptune previous cycles:

2.    1952-1989, 23 Libra – first conjunction  on 21 November  1952

– USSR domination

a)    First conjunction (1951 – 1953) - Saturn conjunct Neptune in Libra

 

- Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin`s death of  1953 represented a new period for the evolution of communism which developed using the causes of nationalism and decolonisation in his favour.

b)    First square (1962 – 1963) – Saturn in Aquarius square Neptune in Scorpio

- Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), the Cold War came closest to turning into a nuclear conflict

c)    Opposition (1970 – 1973) – Saturn in Taurus (Gemini) opposes Neptune in Scorpio (Sagittarius)

- Fourth Arab–Israeli War (Yom Kippur War), was fought from October 6 to 25, 1973, between Israel and a coalition of Arab states led by Egypt and Syria;

- The 1973 Soviet economic reform, initiated after a period of stagnation

 

3.    1917 – 1953, 5 Leo – first conjunction  on 1 August  1917

–    from The October Revolution to the end of Stalin era

a)    First conjunction (1917 – 1918) - Saturn conjunct Neptune in Leo

-    The Russian Revolutions from 1917 conducted to the overthrow of the Tsarist autocracy and the rising to power of the Bolshevik party, led by Vladimir Lenin.

b)    First square (1926 – 1927) – Saturn in Scorpio (Sagittarius) square Neptune in Leo

-    Stalin rose to power in the Soviet Union

c)    Opposition (1935 – 1937) – Saturn in Pisces opposes Neptune in Virgo

-    The Great Purge was a series of campaigns of political repression and persecution in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin from 1936 to 1938, characterized by widespread police surveillance, widespread suspicion of "saboteurs", imprisonment, and arbitrary execution
–    workers movements take place in the world: United States (1934 – 1938), France (1936), in Spain a civil war (1936).
 


4.    1882 – 1917, 16 Taurus – first conjunction  on 12 May  1882

- from the socialist parties to the Russia revolution

a)    First conjunction (1881 – 1883) - Saturn conjunct Neptune in Taurus

- in many European countries the first Marxist political parties were created: “Emancipation of Labour group” was created in Russia by Georgi Plekhanov and others in 1883; French Workers’ Party was created in France by Jules Guesde and Paul Lafargue in 1880;  the Social Democratic Federation was established as Britain’s first organised socialist political party by H. M. Hyndman in 1881;

- most of the countries had their socialist parties formed and also labour unions;

- are elaborated laws that protect workers or established the work condition, the women and children protection, the social assurances;

- Marxist political parties were created in Europe


b)    Opposition (1898 – 1900) – Saturn in Sagittarius opposes Neptune in Gemini
- The Marxist Russian Party split into Bolsheviks and Mensheviks in 1903, as the ideological conflict between Lenin and Juliy Martov
– In France, 1899, a split appeared between Jaures and Guesde