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Updated 16 December 2014                             

Douglas Parker has been a  professional astrologer since 1981. E-mail Douglas: 

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In the heavens a great astrological event is now taking place again. Uranus is now 90 degrees from Pluto (mid 2012 to December 2014) for the first time since April 1932 to January 1934. Last time this took place, Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in January 1933, rearmed Germany and trigged off WWII. So beware of charismatic, fanatical  leaders in 2013-14 trying to enforce their will upon their people, they just might be another ratbag dictator in the making. Be prepared for peasant riots, dismissal of political leaders by Supreme Courts and military coups. 

It is highly likely that the world is teetering on the edge of a Great Depression, which actually began in 2008. The massive government stimulus packages plugged the hole in the dyke for a period of time, but by 2014 the dyke will be blow apart. By that time the economic disaster will be clear to see and it will be overwhelming and worldwide. Much of the world has been living beyond its means for a very long time.  Uranus square Pluto 2013-15 USA and worldwide Depression 2012  to 2015.

The astrological evidence that a Great Depression is imminent in 2012-15 is backed up by what follows. I have researched the horoscopes of five of the great economic powerhouses of the world: the USA, China, Germany, Japan and Italy. Australian, a major raw materials producer, and my homeland, is also included.

GLOBAL CRISES, December 2014 to October 2015
In December 2014, Saturn becomes 45 degrees to Pluto and 135 degrees to Uranus. These planets tangle with each other until July-October 2015. This will see many people in the world being subjected to unusually great pressure by others. Hatred may explode in many places. There is a possibility of disease (eg. Ebola deaths exploding in numbers), famine, bushfires (wild fires), a major military crisis threatening to breakout into war, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions. This combination of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto is likely to finally trigger off the global financial crisis, leading to a Great Depression. Sadly people have to learn the hard way, to live within their means.

Saturn is 0 degrees to the China Venus between December 2013 and September 2014. Venus rules money and banks, and both of them will significantly suffer (Saturn bringing in reality) during this time, further bringing China's monetary and financial crisis towards a tipping point and much closer to  a Depression, which will come soon. China has become renowned for its "Ghost Cities", cities built for a million people that now house a few thousand people. The building spree has been so insane (the only appropriate word possible) that China has used more cement in the last three years than the USA used in the whole of the 20th century! In the past five years China has printed as much money as the worth of the entire US banking system, which took over 200 years to build up. This simply confirms that China is heading for a massive Depression. 
Neptune began to go into the China 2nd house of money in April 2014 and will be there until 2030. Neptune rules massive speculation, so speculation will explode in China beginning 2014-15 and will continue for many years. This strongly suggests China will most likely go into a Depression in 2015-16, and then seriously struggle economically and financially until at least 2018. (This is also happening in the Japan horoscope). 

I made these predictions several years ago, see China. Here is a summary: Pluto is now entering the China horoscope’s twelfth house (2011-13). The next decade will be a dark time for the most populous country on Earth. The population of China is completely spent and will be going through serious depression and psychological problems caused by an economic crisis beyond comprehension, together with the great possibility of massive natural disasters. Prisons will begin to overflow, in an effort to suppress dissenters and unemployed, revolting peasants.  A major, forced leadership change will occur during 2012. A deepening economic crisis lasting 5-7 years begins around 2013-14 when Neptune goes into the China horoscope’s second house of money.

Please read my predictions for the past several years, so you are up to date with where I am coming from.
The Australia horoscope shows transiting Saturn going into the Australia 8th house in late November 2014, and it will go through that house until February 2017. The next twelve months in particular, but also until early 2017, are a critical time for Australia's finances. Saturn entering the 8th house suggests a time of a great financial crisis. Bankruptcies in Australia are likely to explode in this time. It shows our trading partners refusing to pay what they once did for our mining resources, which will rapidly damage our terms of trade (how much we make from selling raw materials overseas). It also shows our major trading partners taking money out of Australia. And our banks, which source much of their funding overseas, will be forced to pay much higher interest rates for that money. Indeed it can come to the point where foreigners are no longer willing to finance Australia's property bubble. Australia is about to find out very quickly that we have a very serious financial crisis on our hands, caused by massive private debt levels which have quadrupled since 1990. Australia has been living beyond its means for a very long time. The day of reckoning is nigh. My China and Japan horoscope predictions (well over 50% of our export income) confirm how really serious this financial crisis will become.  Australia is headed for massive wage and salary cuts, in short for a Depression.                                                           

I repeat what I said in early 2014. Australia also has another horoscope (birth date). This is when Governor Arthur Phillip pronounced the new colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788 at 5:23 am in Sydney Cove. This horoscope chart has two major astrological events occuring. Pluto is going into the 12th house between 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years. It suggests the country is on the edge of exhaustion, possibly caused by massive debt which is getting out of control. Crime and the exploding Medicare costs will need to be tackled. Neptune is also going into the Australia second house of money during 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years. This suggests very tough economic times ahead where everyone's income will be significantly reduced. Speculation will be rampant, until the financial system comes crashing down in a big heap.

It is now necessary to repeat a warning I have made for the past two years. Essentially this explains the speculation in both the share market and property market that ran rampant during 2013. Two very serious astrological events which hit the Australia horoscope in 1929-30 and triggered off The Great Depression are reoccurring during 2012-13.  Firstly, Neptune will be 180 degrees from where it was in 1929-30, as it goes through the Australia 11th house cusp, opposite the 5th house of speculation. This suggests massive financial risks will be taking place in Australia during 2012-15 which will have dire economic consequences for Australia. Secondly, Pluto will be conjunct (in the same position as) the Australia Jupiter between September-October 2012 and April 2013, just as it was between September-October 1929 and April 1930. This combination is involved in massive financial crises. So these TWO major astrological events, which occurred during the 1929-30 and are repeating themselves in the Australia  horoscope during 2012-13, are seriously indicative of another depression beginning in Australia in 2012-14. 

Please read my article predicting a Worldwide Depression 2012-15.

Australia predictions 2014 
Saturn is 180 degrees to the Australia Moon between January, May and September 2014. In this time Australians will really struggle to pay their rapidly rising food, health and housing expenses. Public service jobs will be slashed. Australians will suddenly be shocked into understanding the financial crisis we are in, caused by massive government spending by the former Labor government, together with resources export income rapidly dropping. There will be an increasing unrest and disharmony in society. Wages will begin to be cut significantly. Australians will be making serious changes in their life priorities, to get the work and personal relationship balance right.
Australia also has another horoscope (birth date). This is when Governor Arthur Phillip pronounced the new colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788 at 5:23 am in Sydney Cove. This horoscope chart has two major astrological events occuring. Pluto is going into the 12th house between 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years. It suggests the country is on the edge of exhaustion, possibly caused by massive debt which is getting out of control. Crime and the exploding Medicare costs will need to be tackled. Neptune is also going into the Australia second house of money during 2013-14 and will have a major impact for the next 5-8 years.This suggests very tough economic times ahead where everyone's income will be significantly reduced. Speculation will be rampant, until the financial system comes crashing down in a big heap. 
The European squirrel puts his nuts away during summer and autumn. He is smart enough to know that a harsh winter will come. I hope you have your nest egg in a safe harbour, as winter is rapidly approaching. 

Neptune began to go into the Japan 2nd house of money in 2011 and will be there until 2030. This suggests Japan will most likely go into a Depression, and then seriously struggle economically and financially until at least 2018. Abenomics (pumping money into the economy) will not work, and may make things much worse. Saturn is 135 degrees to the Japan Mars (the death combination) between early January and early October 2015. This suggests major losses sustained by storms, or perhaps an intensification of the nuclear crisis at Fukushima? Conflicts with naighbouring countries (China) may well flare up too. Saturn is 180 degrees to the Japan Node between February-April (especially strong) and October 2015. This brings the possibility of a time of national mourning, or where many Japanese are extremely emotionally upset with their lot in life. It may be a time where relations with China become extremely strained indeed.   

Japan 2013-14
Pluto 90 degrees to the Japan Venus throughout 2013, together with Uranus 0 degrees to the Japans Venus between April 2013 and January 2014 is telling. This suggests serious financial difficulties (Venus in 8th house). Saturn 90 degrees tp the Japan Pluto between January-March (very strong) and October 2013 suggests a nation that is exhausted and depressed (Pluto in 12th house) and its families and agriculture (Pluto rules 4th house) under enormous pressure. Is this when the major issue of asbestos contamination (the 2011 tsunami ripped apart buildings made of asbestos) comes to the fore? Saturn begins its three year journey through Japan's 4th house in December 2013. The Opposition may find itself in disarray for three years. Families will feel overburdened with concerns until 2016.  

Japan's modern horoscope is 3 May 1947 in Tokyo at midnight (beginning of the day). An article I wrote on Libya accurately predicted the tragic events that occurred there during 2011. The Libya Mars is at 16 Libra, the Japan Mars is 16 Aries. From December 2010 to mid March 2011 (exceptionally strong) and again in September 2011, transiting Saturn was 0 degrees the Libya Mars and 180  degrees the Japan Mars. Mars Saturn combinations are called the “death axis” in astrology. Libya had a civil war and Japan had the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. Transiting Saturn was also 0 degrees the Japan Moon between late 2010 and May-July 2011 (especially strong). Moon Saturn combinations signify a heavy emotional shock for the Japanese populace, a recognition of betrayal by its nuclear industry and its government. Mark my words, this nuclear disaster is much bigger than anyone will admit, and its effects can last for up to 250,000 years.                  

Pluto is still going through the USA 8th house. This began in 2009 and triggered off massive spending by the Federal Reserve, as it tried to keep what was the bankrupt American financial system above water. America's debt has exploded from 14 to 18 trillion dollars since 2009. The financial crisis in America will not be solved for many years, if at all. There could be a very severe financial shock in December 2014-January 2015, with astrology giants Uranus 45 degrees, and Pluto 180 degrees, to the USA Sun. The USA Sun is in the second house of money.   The pressure on President Obama in this time, indeed since April 2014, will be extreme. There may be a threat to his life.
Neptune will be 135 degrees to USA Mercury between May-July 2015 and December 2016. This suggests America in this time can deceive itself (again, like the Iraqi weapons of mass destruction fantasy), make wrong judgements or act prematurely. Losses from hurricanes and other weather events may be large.  
Neptune will be 45 degrees USA Uranus between April-August 2015 and February 2016. This suggests a time where America feels insecure and lacks clarity in its decision making. Should she not put on a consistent attitude during this time towards other countries, she will again become the subject of ridicule by the world.
Both Uranus (180 degrees) and Pluto (90 degrees) to USA Saturn in February-March 2015 will find America under enormous pressure. There may be race riots in America? A terrorist incident, or international crisis may play out. This may be when the massive worldwide financial crisis I am predicting triggers off a massive stockmarket crash in America, and worldwide.
Pluto will be 90 degrees to USA Saturn between February-June 2015 and September-October 2016. This may be hightened time for natural disasters such as hurricanes, volcanic activity, even a significant earthquake. I pray America doesn't go to war once again, but I fear she will. One doesn't make friends by destroying somebody else's country, and killing innocent civilians, it only makes more terrorists who hate America. America makes 65% of the weapons in the world, so one has to ask whether it really wants peace? Pluto to Saturn suggests hard economic times for America in this time, as Saturn rules its 8th house. Money owed to foreign countries is likley to increase in this time.    

I have done extensive astrological research on the USA including the USA horoscopeAssassinated US Presidents,  Barack Obama predictions 2013-16Barack Obama horoscope, predictions for America 2007-20, rectification of USA birth time, etc. In 2007, I predicted America would go through very severe economic times for many, many years. Pluto went into the America 8th house of money in 2008-09. This essentially means the threat of a massive financial crises for the USA between 2008 and 2016 with the potential threat of bankruptcy. These crises can also involve or be caused by foreign countries or fighting foreign wars. In 2013-15, as Saturn goes through the America 6th house there will be serious trade union trouble and problems with education, the military (being exhausted and reduced in size), health and the public service. The American people will be forced to work hard for little monetary gain. Saturn will be 900 from the USA Pluto between mid-December 2011 to late March 2012 and September 2012. Saturn Pluto combined suggests America will find itself dependent on external events (other countries verging upon bankruptcy) which could cause it serious economic damage and America itself will resemble a warzone of conflict. With Pluto in the USA 9th house, illegal immigration will become a massive, overwhelming headache. If the USA Ascendant is 5 degrees Gemini, Neptune will be 90 degrees from it between mid 2013 and December 2014. This suggests a time where America can make poor decisions and its relations with other countries can become unclear and it will struggle to effectively assert itself in the world. 

Between May and August 2013, Saturn will be: 90 degrees USA Node, 45 degrees USA Neptune and 135 degrees USA Mars. This will be a very tough time indeed. Saturn Node suggests anti social conduct, a lack of co-operation, even a time of mourning within America (and especially between its politicians). There may be a major shock (Saturn) to the US military (Mars) in this time, including many deaths in Afghanistan or serious defence spending cuts. The fight between the Democrats and Republicans in this time may threaten to cripple the country. The NRA will fight to the death in its "right to bear arms". Saturn Neptune suggests a country drained of all its emotional resouces and in heavy depression. Could this be a time where America finally acknowledges the cost to its people of constantly fighting in foreign wars, and how the American arms industry has almost bankrupted the country? Consider this: though America has only 4% of the world's people, it spends 48% of the entire world's military budgets. It's all very sad. 

Between December 2013 and June - August 2014 (very strong), Saturn will be 90 degrees America's Moon, in the USA 10th house. This suggests very hard times for President Obama (10th house) especially between June and August 2014. The remarkable thing about 2014 for America is that Pluto will be 180 degrees from USA Sun (the President) between February and December. This may well be suggestive of a ruthless use of force, or force majeure (Pluto) against the president (Sun). There was an assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson in January 1834 with Pluto 90 degrees USA Sun. In July 1881 President John Garfield was assassinated (died 80 days later) with Pluto 45 degrees USA Sun. President George Washington resigned after two terms in office with Pluto 135 degrees USA Sun in 1796. Jimmy Carter became president in January 1977 with Pluto 90 degrees USA Sun. Since 1776, there have been just seven hard aspects (0, 45, 90, 135, 180 degrees) of Pluto to the USA Sun. Four times there was a change of president! I am predicting Obama's presidency and his marriage will be in total disarray by mid 2014. Could Obama be forced to resign?  Not only will the ruthless ruler of death and rebirth Pluto (for the first time) be 180 degrees from the USA Sun during 2014, rebellious Uranus will be 90 degrees to the USA Sun between April 2014 and February 2015. With the two mighty energy planets of Uranus and Pluto relentlessly attacking Obama at the same time, and at  the same time feeling abandoned by his wife, the political pressure on Obama during 2014 may just be simply overwhelming.

The Sun in the second house of money, as is the case with the USA, shows a country completely obsessed with money. In 2014, with both Pluto 180 degrees and Uranus 90 degrees from the USA Sun in the USA second house of money, I am wondering whether that will trigger off another massive financial crisis in America?  

Neptune is 135 degrees to the Italy Venus between March 2014 and January 2015. With Venus ruling banks and other national resources (such as farming and fashion), there may be a significant financial and economic deterioration in this time caused by Neptune. Saturn is also 45 degrees to the Italy Neptune between January and October 2014. This suggests a very unhappy time for Italians. Italian youth will be especially affected, as Neptune rules the Italy 5th house of youth. 
As mentioned below, Neptune is going through the Italy 4th house in 2011-17. This will turn out to be one of the great crises times for Italy, where the whole populace feels as though their futures are “grounded in quicksand” (Neptune) and they feel they are in danger of drowning in debt. It will be a time when the status and self esteem of Italy and its whole populace will take a massive battering and there is a danger of Italians becoming overwhelmed with disillusionment and disappointment. The opposition parties in parliament will cause enormous difficulties.

Italy 2011-14
During 2011-12 Neptune began going into the 4th house (home and family) of the Italy horoscope and its influence will be strong until 2017-18. This will turn out to be one of the great crises times for Italy, where the whole populace feels as though their futures are “grounded in quicksand” (Neptune) and they feel they are in danger of drowning in debt. It will be a time when the status and self esteem of Italy and its whole populace will take a massive battering and there is a danger of Italians becoming overwhelmed with disillusionment and disappointment. The opposition parties in parliament will cause enormous difficulties. Between 2011-14, the Italian government itself will lack any semblance of leadership and essentially it will be and appear to be “out of control” (Neptune). Government scandals are likely to increase. Drug dependence can increase considerably, as will alcoholism. Saturn went into the Italy 12th house in October 2011 and was there until late 2013. This suggests a time of mourning, much like “living in a cemetery” for the Italian populace. It is a time of hard work for very little monetary reward. It can indicate trouble caused by trade unions, welfare workers  and the public service.          

There is every likelihood Chancellor Angela Merkel will resign from politics in 2015 (see below), most likely because of a scandal she becomes involved in. 
As mentioned below,
Neptune is in the German 8th house (money, banks) between 2010-20. I wonder how many of the myriad of banks in Germany are hiding massive debt levels and who are technically bankrupt? I also wonder how many Germany companies are owed massive amounts of money by foreign companies or individuals, as the vast majority of this money is now lost! 
Neptune began moving into the German 8th house (money, banks, financial relations with foreign nations) during 2010-11 and will be there until 2020. The major concern for Germany throughout this entire, long period will be the lack of money of foreign nations. This of course includes other countries defaulting on its repayments to Germany. This bides very serious concerns for Germany’s export driven economy, as its foreign buyers won’t have any money, or they will decide to default on payments or simply not pay at all. The next decade looks like a bleak time for Germany economically. Pluto will begin to move into the Germany 6th house in 2013-14. During this time Germany will feel overwhelmed with worries and anxieties. Exhausted from overwork or over-commitment, Germany will feel compelled to draw back from the European Community to save itself. Saturn is going through the Germany 4th house between October 2010 and 2015. This will bring a period of great economic insecurity of German families. It is a bit like trying to build a house on quicksand, where any signs of progress and economic security seem far off in the distance.                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Angela Merkel was born 17 July 1954 in Hamburg, Germany. Her birth time is given between 15:45 and 16:00. Saturn  begins going through Angela Merkel's 12th house in late 2014 and will be there until March 2016. This will be a time where she will feel she "is living in a cemetery". She will hear of people close to her that are seriously ill and dying. It signifies hard work for very little gain during this time. And her health will be under great pressure. 
Several other overwhelmingly telling astrological indicators are showing for Angela Merkel throughout 2015 which are highly likely to bring an end to her political career. Pluto will become conjunct (0 degrees) the German Chancellor's Node between February and December 2015. This in itself can end her leadership of Germany. Neptune also becomes 135 degrees from Angela Merkel's Neptune in her 10th house of career between March 2105 and January 2016. In this time she will have very poor judgement (Neptune) and her career will be significantly eroded and become "out of control" (transiting Neptune). In the same time period, Neptune will be 135 degrees Merkel's Uranus. She will be unclear in her thoughts, unable to make decisions and suffer disappointment. If she can't keep herself under continuous control, she will become the subject of detrimental gossip. She will need to see a doctor immediately if her health deteriorates. Neptune also becomes 135 degrees to Angela Merkel's Sun between May-July (extremely strong) 2015 and October-December 2016. This shows great disappointments, health disorders and a disinclination to work. It will be very easy for her to lose contact with reality during this time. 
Angela Merkel was born with Sun conjunct (0 degrees) Uranus. It shows her brilliant mind (she has a PhD in quantum chemistry). She also was born with Sun 90 degrees Neptune. She has an addictive nature, is spiritual, can be exploited by others and become involved in scandals. So in 2015 will Angela Merkel, the protege of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, be brought down by a political scandal as he was? Angel Merkel is simply running out of gas, and a health crisis, indecisiveness and "losing the plot" will most likely end her political career in 2015. 

Uranus is 180 degrees to Putin's Sun between May 2014 and February 2015. The Sun rules his 10th house of career. Upsets with others are likely, and there is the possibility of external events (other people or world events) enforcing a career change on him. Pluto will be 90 degrees to Putin's Sun throughout 2015. Pluto (the most powerful planet in the Zodiac) may enforce (the 90 degree aspect) a change in Putin's career (ruled by the Sun) in 2015. Saturn is 180 degrees from Putin's Moon between January and October 2015. He will be forced to come to terms with the emotionally inevitable and unavoidable, in order to free himself from emotional isolation. Depression will overwhelm him. He could have problems with his blood (eg high blood pressure, anaemia). Saturn is 45 degrees to his Sun between December 2014 and July-August (very strong) 2015. Greater problems than usual, health problems, family problems and a lack of initiative are indicated. Then Neptune comes 135 degrees to Putin's Neptune between March 2015 and January 2016. Self deception, making wrong decisions, acting prematurely and feeling like he is having a nervous breakdown will enter Putin's life. Extreme pressure on Putin is building from mid December 2014 and will climax by July-August 2015. There is every likelihood he will be overthrown as President of Russia in that time.