European Union at a crossroads

Introduction

In the recent elections to the European Parliament Europeans appeared resistant to change, complaining about immigration and in no humor to allow scandals in the governing strata. The center-left failed to take advantage of the economic crisis whereas support for center-right parties remained firm and a protestation vote went to populist and far-right parties promising to close borders, move out immigrants or disassemble the Union.

Astrological charts for the EU

More than sixty years have elapsed since the entry into force of the EEC Treaty. During this period, the EU had many transformations: a continental economic union it has been transformed into a super-state, which is expanding both horizontally, embracing states of the Continent, and vertically, creating new policies. Below are the two main astrological charts for the EU:
A. The European Economic Community Treaty came into force on 1.1.1958, 00:00 H (GMT +1), Brussels. Sun is in 11° Capricorn, the Moon, Venus, Uranus and Nodes form a grand cross in the middle of the fixed signs. Scorpio and Taurus hold the 2nd and 8th houses, respectively.EEC_horoscope
B. The Treaty of Maastricht (November 1 1993, 00:00 H, GMT +1) has its Asc-DC axis in the middle and the MC-IC axis at the beginning of the fixed signs. Pluto and Mars from Scorpio, the Moon from Taurus and Saturn from Aquarius form an exact T-square on the 25° of these signs.Maastricht_horoscope

Some remarks

1. A materialistic Moon exalted in Taurus in both charts stresses the economic respects of the EU. With the Moon-Sun-Pluto trine in the Fixed triplicity, the EU chart insinuates insistence and the Jupiter Neptune conjunction is financially over-optimistic.
2. The Uranus/Neptune square in A and conjunction in B indicates that immigration matters will be a recurring issue in the Union.
3. A populated 4th house shows the center of authority in the rigid and uniform headquarters in Brussels.
4. Pluto – Neptune sextile.Aspects between Pluto and Neptune are persistently present when historical monetary changes happen. A few examples: 661, when a unique monetary system based on the golden dinar was imposed in the territories conquered by the Arabs; 1717, when John Law printed paper money exchangeable for mental coins; 1792, when the the Coinage Act established the dollar; 1913, when the US Federal Reserve System was created; 1971, when the world departed from its nearly 3000-year reliance on gold as the universal basis of money.
5. In October 2009, Saturn crossing over the ascendant of the EU and entering Libra gave a more introverted persona to the Union along with financial difficulties; in the beginning of the economic crisis further enlargement became more difficult.

An uncertain future

In the face of the optimistic statements voiced in the administrative centers of the Union, the mid-age crisis seems to distress an ambitious undertaking set in motion sixty years ago. Transiting Uranus, affecting since mid May the natal Moon, has already started to challenge the EU’s core beliefs. In the upcoming years, the planet will also disturb the economy opposing the EU’s Neptune situated in the financial 2nd house. Recession and financial turbulence are looming, especially in 2020, when there will be a shock coming from the part of friends, most probably the USA, as the EU Neptune opposes the 8th house Taurus Moon and squares the 11th house Uranus. The year 2020 will shake the institution to its foundations, as tr Neptune will square the EU Saturn, ruler of the 4th house, from March onward. Additionally, in the next few years tr. Uranus will oppose the Maastricht Sun in 2020 and the Mercury-Mars-Pluto stellium in the 4th, from 2023 through 2024.
An economic system ill-designed to cope with an eventual recession is now in a precarious situation, having no monetary defences against another downturn. In Germany, Merkel is on the way out and France is worried by domestic trouble originating from the ‘yellow vests’ movement. Although Th. May has quit, the Maybe Brexit continues to add uncertainty to the European economy.

Epilogue

Even with the democratic declarations in the Preambles of its treaties, the EU ended up with a tight-lipped administration in Brussels and too many highly remunerated -thus convoited- parliamentary seats in Strasbourg,  so no wonder about the eurosceptisism, evident in the recent results. The only clear message from parliamentary elections of May 2019 is that Europe must reform if it is to survive.

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