An election will be held in Greece on June 17 2012 because the election last month led to no clear majority. The stumbling block was whether Greece should continue to stay with the Euro and all the austerity and pain that entails. The far left leader Alexis Tsipras, who wants out of the Euro, gas gained in popularity since the May election which has sent world financial markets in a spin this last week. The fate of the Euro Zone and in fact the global economy depends on the result of the June 17 Greek elections. We will have a look at the Greek horoscope and that of Alexis Tsipras.
When the financial meltdown in Greece began in April 2010, there was a solar eclipse at 25 Capricorn, and a new Moon at 24 Aries. This critically aspect Chiron opposite Uranus in the Greek horoscope. For the June 2012 election, Saturn at 23 Libra is on the Greek Uranus, it’s reaping time for what was sown in 2010. Chiron opposite Uranus is a generational aspect, it lasted 40 years from 1950 to 1990. In the case of Greece, Uranus is conjunct the forward thinking, path leader star Arcturus. Chiron is conjunct the fixed star Kurda, the ancient past. In a way, Greece, the founder of democracy, represents this Chiron opposite Uranus generation, at a critical turning point, rebelling at the painful conditions brought about by our past, searching for a way out, a new way forward.
This is not just about the state of democracy in the world, now run by the Chiron opposite Uranus generation, it is about money. World leaders, especially in the Euro zone are shitting their pants at the prospect of Greece going it alone. Reverting back to their own currency has benefits for Greece, a devalued drachma will increase exports and tourism, creating jobs and giving some hope for Greek citizens. It would also spell the end of German hopes for an economically strong Europa.
When the Greek financial crisis began back in 2010, transiting Pluto was opposite the Greek Venus (money) and square the Greek Moon Pluto conjunction. The Moon is the public, and with Pluto they felt is hard, extreme change. Now Pluto is opposite the Greek Mercury Saturn conjunction, hard decision, austerity, depression.
Alexis Tsipras Horoscope
Enter Alexis Tsipras, the manifestation of Greek rebellion. He was born just four days after the end of the last military dictatorship in Greece, the current democracy chart I have used above. Alexis Tsipras is the personification of the Greek struggle, Chiron retrograde opposite Uranus. So Alexis too has transiting Saturn on his Uranus. The expert transit astrologer, Robert Hand says of transiting Saturn conjunct Uranus “it represents powerful internal forces for change colliding with powerful resistance from the external world…You will be likely to take sudden actions that the people around you will not have anticipated”. [Planets in Transit, p.351.] The powerful resistance is coming from Germany.
Alexis has Venus (money) at 8 Cancer. It is being opposed by Pluto, and square by Uranus. The June 17 Greek election comes just one week before the first Uranus Pluto square. Alexis Tsipras personifies the economic realities of this major generation aspect.
Alexis Tsipras could well win this election, he is currently ahead in the polls. But his transits point to danger. The May 20 solar eclipse is square his Mars on the fixed star Regulus, a miltary star associated with assassinations. On election day, the rising Sun over Athens is conjunct the fixed star Al Hecka in the Horns of the Bull “military enterprise and stratagems but danger of deceit and ambushes.” Neptune is opposite Alexis’ Mars, pointing to conspiracy, underhand actions and deceit. The global financial system is stuffed anyway, but the events in Greece will be blamed for the coming economic collapses in Europe and elsewhere. If Alexis Tsipras wins the June 2012 Greek election, it is posible that powerful external forces will finance a return to conditions four days before Alexis was born, “Greek eurozone exit ‘could spark coup’“.
Greece Democracy Horoscope: “the key moment, 4:00 am on 24 July 1974, when Constantine Karamanlis was sworn in as prime minister” The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campoion, p.147.
Alexis Tsipras Horoscope: “Born in Athens on 28/07/1974.” Paul Alexis Tsipras