Saturn – Uranus cycle in astrology

Saturn – Uranus is a cycle of 45 years characterized by:

– gives a form, a real expression to the eccentric, unconventional ideas coming from Uranus;

– creates crisis to show the weaknesses of the current system, to highlight the old, obsolete components which must be changed;

– changes in the organizational structure, in the organizational process or the manner in which a system is managed;

– create a social, political vision which should be realist, practical, but in the same time not too conventional;

– is about revolutions, protests in order to change the established order, the system in which the world/countries are organised/led, to change the dominant states;

– upheavals, riots;

– the cycles show how different countries tried to impose their reign, how authoritative regimes were installed, dominating ambitions, imperialism, totalitarian regimes;

– from the ambitions of France to dominate the world to those of Britain, Napoleon or Hitler.

Saturn – Uranus current cycle

  1.  1988 – 2032, 30 Sagittarius – first conjunction  on 13 February 1988

General delineation

As one can see from the chart of the cycle, in the picture below, the current Saturn – Uranus cycle has the following characteristics:

– the conjunction with Mars shows that changes that will occur to the current system can be quick and even violent;

– the position in Sagittarius shows that the components of the system that will change are: relations with foreign countries, education, religion, politics, sport, laws, philosophy etc.

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a)    First conjunction (1986 – 1989) – Saturn conjunct Uranus in Sagittarius

– it was the final years of the Cold War and of the URSS

– as the Soviet Union economy was stagnant, Mikhail Gorbachev made a series of economic reforms called perestroika (restructuring) in 1985 – 1989, reforms which gave more independence and freedom, probably a facilitating cause for  the revolutions of 1989;

– in 1989 a revolutionary wave overthrew the Soviet-style communist states in Poland, Hungary, East Germany, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia and Romania;

– URSS was officially dissolved in 1991

b)    First square (1999 – 2001) – Saturn in Taurus square Uranus in Aquarius

c)    Opposition (2007 – 2011) – Saturn in Virgo opposes Uranus in Pisces

– the 2007 – 2012 global financial crisis is considered the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of 1930s; large financial institutions collapsed, the stock markets fell, unemployment rose etc.; the capitalist system proposed in 1989 in many former communist countries seems that needs to be readjusted;

d)   Second square (2020 – 2022) – Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus

Saturn – Uranus former cycles:

  1.  1942 – 1988, 29 Taurus – first conjunction  on 3 May 1942

–    the Cold War period (approx. 1945–1991)

–    America and URSS became dominating countries in the world

a)    First conjunction (1941 – 1943) – Saturn conjunct Uranus in Taurus

–    Adolf Hitler dominates Europe with his authoritarian regime

–    in 1942 the Axis advance is stopped, the Allied forces take control of the situation, with America playing a key role

b)  First sextile (1948 – 1949)

–    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was founded on 4 April 1949 as a system of collective defence

c)    First square (1951 – 1952)

–    as part of the Cold War, North Korea invaded  South Korea in 1950 with the support of Russia and communist China. United States felt they have to help South Korea in the war in order to prevent the communist regime in the north of the divided country from spreading to the south.

d)    Opposition (1965 – 1967) – Saturn in Pisces opposes Uranus in Virgo

– the Civil Rights Movement (1955 – 1968), mainly symbolized by the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in Virgo, led by Martin Luther King, creates effects which change the system

– also Pluto is conjunct with Uranus

– the Vietnam war (1955 – 1975) escalates as Lyndon B. Johnson became president of the United States

– the Six-Day War (1967) was the Third Arab-Israeli War, between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

e)     Second square (1975 – 1977)

     3. 1897 – 1942, 28 Scorpio – first conjunction  on 6 January 1897

–    from imperialism to fascism

a)    First conjunction (1897)

–    imperialism reach his maximum effect

–    British empire expansion in South Africa, Britain power is at apogee

–    Russian domination in Manchuria, also in a conflict with Japan

–    Madagascar was annexed by France in 1896

–    The Spanish–American War ( 1898) which ended with the victory of America and indefinite colonial authority over Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.

–    The Greco-Turkish War of 1897, a war fought between the Kingdom of Greece and Ottoman Empire

b)    First semi – square (1903)

–    a short economic crisis in 1903

–    The Russo-Japanese War (1904 – 1905), a first sign that imperialism will face difficulties

c)    First sextile (1905 – 1906)

–    economy rises, relations are improving between great powers

d)    First square (1909 – 1910)

–    in the same time the opposition Jupiter – Saturn (1910 – 1911)

–    tension is rising in Europe, the war is approaching

e)    Opposition (1918 – 1920)

–    Europe is in decline, prices goes up; inflation and a monetary crisis will follow

–    The Russian Revolution of 1917 is a series of revolutions in Russia, which destroyed the Tsarist autocracy and led to the creation of the Soviet Union

–     the United States have a more powerful position, production increase, economy is better

f)    Second square (1930 – 1931)

–    The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression started in about 1929 and lasted until early 1940s (the end of the cycle). It was the longest, most widespread, and deepest depression of the 20th century. Also Pluto was in opposition with Saturn and square with Uranus.

g)    Second conjunction (1942)

–    Fascism and the World War II

Germany conquers Europe, after a very good position at the start of the cycle (1897), after a defeat at the opposition (1918).

  1.  1852 – 1897, 2 Taurus – first conjunction  on 15 Mars  1852

–    from capitalism to imperialism

a)    First conjunction (1852)

–    the authoritarian regimes dominate in Europe

–    The Second French Empire of Napoleon III, Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, who from the position of President of the Republic staged a coup d’état on December 2, 1851 and became sole ruler of France

–    the years 1850- 1852 are dominates by the persecution of authoritarian regimes against the revolutionary movement which took place in Europe 1848: Hungary, Italy, Germany, Austria

–    the economic revolution becomes predominant and, as the years passes, makes a bigger impact

–    the commerce will triple from 1850 to 1860

b)    First Square (1861 – 1862)

–    started The American Civil War (1861–1865) when 11 southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America. The war ended with the defeat of the Confederation and as a result, slavery was outlawed everywhere in the America

–    The French intervention in Mexico (1863)

c)    Opposition (1873 – 1875)

–    the industrial production and the banking system rose very much in 1871- 1873, but from 1873 a worldwide economic recession installed, felt most heavily in Europe and the United States. It is known as the Long Depression because it lasted until 1896 (the end of the cycle).

–    after the economic growth started at the beginning of the cycle, Germany become politically dominant, United States become one of the world powers

d)    Second square (1885 – 1887)

–    the colonialism continues, but rival powers start to enter in conflicts: Britain and Russia in Asia, Germany – Britain and Germany – United States in the Pacific

–    The Berlin Conference  of 1884–85 regulated European colonization and trade in Africa during the New Imperialism period

e)    Second conjunction (1897)

–  imperialism and competition between colonialist countries is at apogee

–    the economic crisis started in 1873 ends, a period of prosperity begins

  1.  1805 – 1852, 23 Libra – first conjunction  on 17 November  1805

–    the Saturn – Uranus cycle is overlapping with Saturn Neptune (1809 – 1846) cycle

a)    First conjunction (1805)

–    First French Empire (1804), the empire of Napoleon I of France, was created and dominated Europe in the early 19th century

–    The Confederation of the Rhine was created in 1806, a confederation of client states of the First French Empire

b)    Opposition (1828 – 1829)

–    the opposition is overlapping with Saturn – Neptune opposition (1827 – 1828) and is joining another set of aspects:  Jupiter – Neptune conjunction (1830), Jupiter – Uranus conjunction (1831), Jupiter – Saturn opposition (1832), all in a period of 5 years (1827 – 1832) marked by the revolutionary wave of 1830 – 1831, the independence of Belgium (1831), the autonomy of Serbia (1830), defeats for the old regimes in Portugal, Spain Switzerland. It is a period when bourgeoisie, capitalism, liberalism, nationalism is born. On the other hand, the workers start to appear as a social power, as protests and unions are developing.  The two powers are face to face.

c)    Second conjunction (1852)

–    repressions against revolutionary movements

–    The Second French Empire (1852 – 1870) of Napoleon III is founded

  1.  1761 – 1805, 8 Aries – first conjunction  on 14 May 1761

–    The Treaty of Paris, often called the Peace of Paris, was signed on 10 February 1763, by the kingdoms of Great Britain, France and Spain, with Portugal in agreement. It ended the French and Indian War/Seven Years’ War. The Treaty marked the beginning of an era of British dominance outside Europe, by colonies and sea power.

  1.  1714 – 1761, 19 Virgo – first conjunction  on 12 October 1714

–    The Treaty of Utrecht signed by the belligerents in the War of Spanish Succession, in 1713. The treaty registered the defeat of French ambitions expressed in the wars of Louis XIV. It was the beginning of the sea and colonial domination of Great Britain.

  1.  1671 – 1714, 10 Pisces – first conjunction  on 5 Mars 1671

–    The French East India Company (French: La Compagnie française des Indes orientales or Compagnie française pour le commerce des Indes orientales) was a commercial enterprise, founded in 1664 to compete with the British and Dutch East India companies in colonial India.

–    the Great Alliance from La Haye – 1673 – a coalition against Louis XIV which reversed the situation created by cardinal Richelieu

  1. 1623 – 1671, 16 Leo – first conjunction  on 29 September 1623

–    cardinal Richelieu rose in power in France, became a cardinal in 1622 and King Louis XIII’s chief minister in 1624

–    started the English emigration in America, Pilgrims from England first settled in New England in 1620, to form Plymouth Colony

  1.  1580 – 1623, 14 Aquarius – first conjunction on 15 March 1580a)    First conjunction (1579 – 1581) – Saturn conjunct Uranus in Aquarius
  2.  1533 – 1580, 12 Cancer – first conjunction on 8 June 1533a)    First conjunction (1532 – 1534) – Saturn conjunct Uranus in Cancer
  3.  1489 – 1533, 15 Capricorn – first conjunction on 1 April 1489a)    First conjunction (1488 – 1490) – Saturn conjunct Uranus in Capricorn
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