Neptune – Pluto cycle


Neptune – Pluto  is a cycle of 300 – 500 years characterised by:


Neptune – Pluto current cycle:


1.    1891 – 2385, 9 Gemini – first conjunction on 3 August 1891

General delineation

The current Neptune – Pluto cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:





a)    First conjunction (1884 – 1899) – Neptune conjunct Pluto in Gemini

– Fall

b)    First square (2055 – 2071) – Neptune in Gemini (Cancer) square Pluto in Pisces (Aries)


c)    Opposition (2131 – 2147) – Neptune in Sagittarius opposes Pluto in Gemini




Neptune – Pluto previous cycles


2.    1398 – 1891, 4 Gemini – first conjunction on 22 June 1398


a)    First conjunction (1391 – 1406) – Neptune conjunct Pluto in Gemini

b)    First square (1563 – 1578) – Neptune in Gemini (Cancer) square Pluto in Pisces


c)    Opposition (1637 – 1654) – Neptune in Scorpio (Sagittarius) opposes Pluto in Taurus (Gemini)


d)    Second square (1810 – 1825) – Neptune in Sagittarius (Capricorn) square Pluto in Pisces (Aries)


3.    905 – 1398, 28 Taurus – first conjunction on 21 May 905


a)    First conjunction (898 – 913) – Neptune conjunct Pluto in Taurus, Gemini

b)    First square (1070 – 1084) – Neptune in Gemini square Pluto in Pisces


c)    Opposition (1143 – 1161) – Neptune in Scorpio (Sagittarius) opposes Pluto in Taurus (Gemini)


d)    Second square (1317 – 1332) – Neptune in Sagittarius square Pluto in Pisces


Neptune in mundane astrology


The meaning of Neptune in mundane astrology:

– ideal society, socialism;

– religion; a mystical vision;

– feelings, union, to blend, to dissolve, denial of the ego, confusion, deception;

– it manifest through fashion, glamour, art;

– Uranus means ideas, ideology, Neptune means feelings.


Institutions and people which represent the process symbolised by Neptune:

– people who promote new visions, dreams, ideals, mystics;

– people who cheat and bring confusion, deception.


Historical events symbolised by Neptune:


Saturn in mundane astrology


The meaning of Saturn in mundane astrology:

– how the society is organised, the current structure;

authority, the State and his institutions, the legal system, order;

– conservative forces, forces which resist change, tradition;

– repressive and control forces;

– the collective ideas, actions symbolised by Uranus, Pluto or Neptune get a real form when they meet Saturn.  


Institutions and people which represent the process symbolised by Saturn:

– all institutions which create rules, restrictions, laws;


– agriculture, mining, real – estate.

Pluto in mundane astrology


The meaning of Pluto in mundane astrology:


– the power to change through transformation as any system comes to the period of decay, death and rebirth;

– psychotic outbreaks in the collective unconscious;

– autocracy, control; power, how to be in power, how to retain power;

– manipulation of the masses, politics;

– corruption, terrorism, organised crime, mass murder, kidnapping;

– violent, dramatic experience in order to fundamentally transform the society; Pluto was discovered when the Third Reich was rising, the Nazi Germany was related with Pluto by many astrologers;

– Hermetism and depth psychology, lost knowledge which is rediscovered, secrets which are revealed.



Institutions and people which represent the process symbolised by Pluto:

– hidden, secret organisations;

– archeologists;

– criminals, terrorists;

– politicians, actors, propagandists.


Historical events symbolised by Pluto:

– the period when Pluto was discovered (1930): the rise of the Third Reich (1933);


Uranus in mundane astrology


The meaning of Uranus in mundane astrology:


– spirit, thought, mental, new ideas that erupt in the collective;

– ideas, creativity, innovation, ideas a little too advanced for the world at that time;

– a different philosophy, social order, atitude, idea which is not yet accepted in the society, it is rejected or it’s seen with reticence;  ocult or hidden activity; this is very well described by the cycle Saturn – Uranus, between what is accepted in the society (Saturn) and what changes the system (Uranus);

– an ideology, vision of social organisation that will create a perfect society and eliminate the old, inferior elements;

– radical changes, intolerance, it accepts very hard different ideas;

– revolutions, upheavals, reforms;

– courage, strong will, desire to be in front, to receive public attention;

– strikes and other similar activities which create pressure (even with violence) in order to meet the goals;

– freedom, democracy, independence;

– politically represents the right wing, but can also represent autocratic regimes.


Institutions and people which represent the process symbolised by Uranus:

– political and social organisations which militates agains the system, which propose moderate or radical reforms;

– reformers, inventors, rebels, activists;

– prophets, visionaries.


Historical events symbolised by Uranus:

– the period when Uranus was discovered (1781): the dawn of the technological age, The French Revolution, The American Revolution;

– The Bolshevik Revolution. 

Uranus – Neptune cycle


Uranus – Neptune is a cycle of 140-170 years characterised by:

– profound philosophical, political and religious changes;

– brings new elements (discoveries) in our life that will change the way we perceive the reality, the world;

– new ideas that change the way we perceive religion, God, the transcendental reality.


Uranus – Neptune current cycle


1.    1993 – 2165, 20 Capricorn – first conjunction on 2 February 1993


General delineation


The current Uranus – Neptune cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:

Internet , computer revolution







a)    First conjunction (1989 – 1997) – Uranus conjunct Neptune in Capricorn

– in 1991 the USSR was dissolved, the end of Marxism in Europe
b)    First square (2036 – 2044) – Uranus in Cancer (Leo) square Neptune in Aries (Taurus)


c)    Opposition (2074 – 2086) – Uranus in Capricorn (Aquarius) opposes Neptune in Cancer (Leo)


Saturn – Pluto cycle

Saturn – Pluto is a cycle of 33 years characterised by:

– represents a process of crisis, transformation, destruction of the current system, authority figures or institutions; sabotage;

– deeply forces, archetypes find real people, institutions to manifest and try to control the world, often by destruction and violent means; eruption of the collective unconscious;

– the conflicts generated are based much more on feelings, emotional issues than a conflict generat by Uranus with Saturn, for example; the aspect may symbolise that disregarding ones religion, civilisation, way to live, values, culture may generate anger and lead to war soon or later; the issue of persecutor and persecuted;

– fight for domination, control, power;

– wars, which usually break out at the conjunction and opposition;

– cataclysmic events.


Saturn – Pluto current cycle


1.   1982 – 2020, 28 Libra – first conjunction on 8 November 1982


General delineation

The current Saturn – Pluto cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:

– it seems to be connected with the oil issue, and with the Middle East, as an instrument to dominate the world;

– terrorist activity of the Islamic fundamentalists is an issue of this cycle, as a reaction to the dominating position of the United States and its allies;




a)    First conjunction (1981 – 1983) – Saturn conjunct Pluto in Libra

– The Iran – Iraq war started (1980 – 1988) started just before this cycle  

– support for the Talibans by the United States in the war against Russia in Afghanistan;

– support for the Iraq by the United States and other countries in the war against Iran;

The Falklands War (1982) was a conflict between United Kingdom and Argentina; the oil reserve near the island could be an important reason of the interest for this area.


b)    First square (1992 – 1994) – Saturn in Aquarius square Pluto in Scorpio

– the war in Yugoslavia began (1991 – 1999)  

– the terrorist bombing attack of World Trade Center from 1993; 

c)    Opposition (2001 – 2003) – Saturn in Gemini opposes Pluto in Sagittarius

The September 11 terrorist attacks were a series of four suicide attacks that were committed in the United States on September 11, 2001, coordinated to strike the areas of New York City and Washington, D.C.; it a reversal of the beginning of the cycle when USA supported the Talibans against Russia, terrorism was seeded by the USA military help given to Islamic militants in Afghanistan in 1983;

– in October 2011, the War in Afghanistan (2001 – present) began, as a response after the 9/11 events; 

– terrorism became a global problem and serious measures were taken to protect against that threat which could come from anywhere; it was also a war related with religious problems, as the terrorists are mainly Islam fundamentalists;

– the Iraq War (2003 – 2011) started in 2003 with the invasion of the United States and United Kingdom in Iraq, which claimed that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but they found nothing; critics say that they looked for connections with terrorism and tried to control a country with important oil reserves;

– economic recession;

d)    Second square (2009 – 2011) – Saturn in Libra square Pluto in Capricorn

– one of the deadliest earthquakes in history (over 230.000 deaths) took place in Haiti, Port-au-Prince, on January 12, 2010    

Saturn – Neptune cycle

Saturn – Neptune  is a cycle of 35 years characterised by:

– idealist or unrealistic movements; vision of a utopic society; esoteric groups;

– oil exploatation;

– epidemics;

– independence movements;

– communism is represented by Neptune, as a political ideology where all are equal; in many ways it proved to be an unrealistic plan; the cycle is linked with the evolution of communism;

– represents the protests of the people which don’t obey any more, a vision for the future, hope;

Saturn – Neptune current cycle:


1.    1989 – 2026, 12 Capricorn – first conjunction on 3 Mars 1989

General delineation

The current Saturn – Neptune cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:

– Fall of USSR:  the Revolutions of 1989 overthrew the communist regimes in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania. The Soviet Union was dissolved by the end of 1991;





a)    First conjunction (1989 – 1990) – Saturn conjunct Neptune in Capricorn

– Fall of USSR:  the Revolutions of 1989 overthrew the communist regimes in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania. The Soviet Union was dissolved by the end of 1991.
b)    First square (1998 – 1999) – Saturn in Taurus square Neptune in Aquarius


c)    Opposition (2005 – 2008) – Saturn in Leo (Virgo) opposes Neptune in Aquarius

d)    Second square (2014 – 2016) – Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces


Jupiter – Saturn cycle

Jupiter – Saturn is a cycle of 20 years characterised by:

– the cycles show the economic, social and political developments in sequences of 20 years;

– important economic fluctuations, rise or fall of the market;

– conflicts may appear as two different processes must converge in order to generate evolution, especially social progress: expansionism, liberalisation, democratic values, freedom and, on the other side, oppression, rules, limits, performance, effort;

– the manifestation of ideas, potentialities in the material world;

– the Jupiter – Saturn conjunctions are called "Grand Conjunctions"; the conjunctions occur in the same element (fire, earth, air or water) for about 200 years, with 1 or 2 exceptions;

– a series in fire signs symbolise discoveries, exploration, independence, free spirit, adventure, power, display (1603 – 1782); a series in the earth element signify materialism, wealth, industrial development, agriculture, infrastructure, territorial disputes (1802 – 2000); a series in air (next will start in 2020) symbolise new concepts, ideas, intellectual development (1226 – 1405); a series in water corresponds with spiritual movements, art development (1425 – 1583).


Jupiter – Saturn current cycle


1.    2000 – 2020, 23 Taurus – first conjunction  on 28 May 2000


General delineation

The current Jupiter – Saturn cycle (chart of the cycle is the picture below) has the following characteristics:

– the current series of Jupiter – Saturn conjunctions in earth signs started in 1802; the current cycle (2000 – 2020) is the last from that earth series; a series in the earth signs like this one symbolise material growth, industrial development, material issues;

– the current cycle started with the dot – com bubble, recovered quickly, but at the opposition entered in a major depression;




a)    First conjunction (2000 – 2001) – Jupiter conjunct Saturn in Taurus

– the Dot – com bubble when the NASDAQ stock crashed in March 10, 2000. After many traditional companies moved on the internet to rise their business and equity value without to consider the basic economic laws, the bubble collapsed during 2000 – 2001 and many companies failed; the economy recovered quickly and started to rise again;  


b)    First square (2005 – 2006) – Jupiter in Libra (Scorpio) square Saturn in Cancer (Leo)


c)    Opposition (2010 – 2012) – Jupiter in Pisces (Aries) opposes Saturn in Virgo (Libra)

– economic crisis, great depression; started with a fall of property value and financial crisis;


d)    Second square (2014 – 2016) – Jupiter in Leo (Virgo) square Saturn in Scorpio (Sagittarius)



Les Astres et l'Histoire

astres_histoire.jpgAndre Barbault is a French astrologer born in Champignelles, in 1921, a prolific author who wrote  "L’astrologie mondiale (1979)", "De la psychanalyse à l’astrologie (1961)", "La Prévision astrologique. Les transits (1982)", "La crise mondiale de 1965 (1963)" and many other books.  "Les astres et l’histoire" is a book published in 1967 in which he analyses the planetary cycles and the corresponding historical events. 


In the chapter L’unite rytmique: le cycle planetaire, the author presents his main ideas and philosophy about the astrological cycles, like:

"We can apply the Hegelian dialectic to the planetary cycles: the initial conjunction corresponds to a thesis, the opposition to a antithesis and the final conjunction to a synthesis. […] The planetary cycles in which Uranus is involved are equated with movements of right-wing, while the planetary cycles in which Neptune is involved are equated with movements of left-wing."


In the chapter Coup d’œil general, the author presents what is known like Andre Barbault’s Cyclic Index –"Indice de concentration planetaire", a chart which shows when many planets conjunctions are happening. Generally is associated with important events, the most astonishing prove being the evidence of this index on the two world war periods. 


In the chapter Les series cycliques, the author presents the main cycles and the characteristic events happened for each conjunction from 18th century to the 20th century.  He highlights the fact that a cycle must be understood in relation with his previous cycle, with the series of cycles from which he is a part. 


In the chapter L’evolution interne des cycles, the author writes that linking a cycle with the events from the time of the conjunction (beginning) it is not enough to describe it well and to be sure that we identified his meaning right. So, one of the methods to understand better the meaning of cycles and to verify our assumptions is to analyze the internal evolution of cycles. The main phases after the conjunction are the semi square (first difficulties), sextile (first success), square (problems, crisis, transformation), trine (expansion, good evolution), opposition (full manifestation, most productive period) and the same aspects on the reverse.  He presents detailed descriptions of the cycles Jupiter – Saturn, Saturn – Uranus, Saturn – Neptun, Jupiter – Neptun, Jupiter – Uranus, Uranus – Pluto, Saturn – Pluto and Jupiter – Pluto.


In the chapter L’evolution du processus cyclique, the author writes about the aspects of semi-square, sextile, square, trine, sesqui-square , opposition and their meaning in the evolution of cycles.  It is not very detailed, just a few pages, but has also some practical examples.


In the chapter Les cycles annuels, the author writes about the short cycles between the personal planets: Moon, Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars. These can be seen as points where the energy generated by the greater cycles is released.


In the chapter Les interferences cycliques, the author writes about periods when multiple cycles come to one of their important phase and combine their influence, resulting in outstanding events.  For example in 1930-1931 Saturn was in opposition with Pluto and Jupiter, Jupiter conjunct with Pluto, Uranus in square with Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter. So, many cycles can interact in the same time and it is of uttermost importance to understand the meaning of their relationship. The author analyses the cycles of Uranus – Neptune (1821 – 1992) and Neptune – Pluto from the perspective of the interaction with Jupiter and Saturn.


In the chapter Le processus du deroulement historique, the author analys
es several historical events from the perspective of astrological cycles timed by the inferior planets Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars. He presents in detail the following events: the French crisis of 1946, the First Moroccan Crisis (1905 – 1906), the Bosnian Crisis of 1908–1909, the Second Moroccan Crisis (Agadir crisis – 1911), The First Balkan War (1912), the Crisis of July 1914, the World War I, the World War II and the Cold War.


In the chapter La paix et les armistices, the author presents an list of 61 treaties and armistices in order to emphasize the influence of Venus and Jupiter for those moments, especially the conjunctions Jupiter – Sun and Venus – Sun, but also Mercury – Jupiter, Venus – Jupiter and Mercury – Venus.


In the chapter Les declarations de guerre, the author presents an list of 60 declarations of wars in order to emphasize the influence of Mars for those moments.


In the chapter Quelques moments historiques, the author analyses in detail several historical events from the perspective of astrological cycles: the European Revolutions of 1848 (from the perspective of the cycle Saturn – Neptune, but in my opinion the cycle Uranus – Pluto, at a conjunction in Aries in that year, symbolises better the events), the Russian Revolution of 1917 etc. It is similar with the chapter Le processus du deroulement historique.


In the chapter Perpectives mondiales jusqu’a l’an 2000, the author presents the most important planetary aspects until 2000 year and tries to predict the events.  He is very inspired to write:


„Indubitablement, le grand rendez-vous de notre histoire tend donc a se presenter a ce triple croisement lineaire qui va de 1988 a 1992…”.



Conclusion"Les astres et l’histoire" is a fundamental book of mundane astrology, where one can find a lot about the astrological cycles and a real database with historical events and their astrological configurations. It is the only book which treats the subject of astrological cycles in such a detailed manner, presenting so many events associated with every cyclical phase. The fact that astrological literature lacks in books on this subject, makes "Les astres et l’histoire" an even more valuable asset. My evaluation is 8,75.