If you’re reading this you’ve made it through the long awaited apocalypse predicted for today, as extracted by some from the Mayan calendar. There may be some Mayan descendants around, but the Mayan culture has long since been decimated, so I doubt we can ever know how they would have explained this date- if indeed it’s been calculated correctly.
On a more modest note, today is a Solstice, and astrologers calculate charts for the precise moment of this astronomical event, and from these charts they divine what’s in store for the world during the coming quarter of a year. This isn’t my speciality, but let’s have a look.
Perhaps the most striking feature of this chart is the “Yod” formed by Saturn and Pluto in a Sextile, with Jupiter at the apex, Quincunx both. Even if there wasn’t a Solstice occuring around this time to bring whatever is going on in the heavens into greater focus this would have been quite a notable configuration since these are all relatively slow moving planets that relate to developments on the world or broader social stage. Certainly not “notable” on a “the world could end” sort of level, mind you! At a push Jupiter might represent prophecy, and Saturn combining with Pluto can spell destruction, but this may simply hint at the fact that there would be a mild global murmur about such notions, as opposed to any grand manifestation of destruction. Continue reading