Ten years ago, Greece was making headlines all over the world! You most probably remember why. For the first time ever, a European Union country was facing a sovereign debt crisis and there was a tangible risk of it going totally bankrupt! Not only that but (due to the so-called domino effect) the economies of many other countries in Europe (and even worldwide) seemed to be at risk because of the very Greek debt crisis!
That was quite odd! How could a minuscule economy like the Greek one affect the gigantic markets of our planet? How could Greece be responsible for the overall course of the international economy? I had the feeling that something was amiss there. Thus, I resorted to astrology in order to better grasp what was going on. I had extensively studied the national horoscope of Greece and I knew that this Mediterranean country was just coming under the grips of both Pluto and Eris! And the theme of Greece facing a sovereign debt crisis that could potentially trigger crises all over the planet resonated perfectly with the vibrations of these two planets/ planetoids (the very word “crisis” is a plutonian keyword)! The fact is though that since Pluto and Eris are two transcendental, “esoteric” planets /planetoids, under their influence things are not always as they seem to be! Usually, they are much deeper, extensive and fatal than they appear to be!
As you know, an epoch-changing assembly of planets will take place in 2020 within the zodiac sign of Capricorn! It’s such a rare phenomenon that Astrologers have been talking about it for decades. They even coined a special term for it “the 2020 Capricorn Climax”! What you most probably don’t know is that Greece has been for the last ten years in an ever-escalating head-on collision with the Capricorn Climax phenomenon! You see, Greece’s Sun is located (according to its National Horoscope) at 22 degrees Capricorn, at the very degree where the notorious Saturn – Pluto partile conjunction will take place on January 12, 2020! Additionally, Eris has been forming a tight square aspect to Greece’s Sun (and a tight conjunction to its Jupiter – Saturn), for many years now!
I have to explain something here: there is a controversy in Greece over this country’s National Horoscope. The fact is though that the Greek astrological scene is totally controlled by a “circuit” of mostly commercial, lucrative astrologers, who have deliberately set aside and marginalized many worthy Greek astrologers – just because they are not their “bedfellows”! You may read my relative article here). This “domineering circuit” (with ample access to the media) is rather unexaminably claiming that Greece is (“solarly”) ruled by the sign of Aquarius!
On the other hand, I am the only astrologer in Greece stating the obvious, that modern Greece is ruled by the sign of Capricorn (you may read a relative study here). And I have my good reasons for stating this because, as it goes, the Greek “fathers” declared our independence from the Ottoman Turks on January 13th, 1822, NS (a momentous event, as the Turks had militarily occupied Greece for 400 whole years)!
Fortunately, this rather parochial view of the greek astrologers on their country’s chart is not shared by the international community. Foremost astrologers worldwide (OPA’s president Maurice Fernandez and Mayo’s principal Wendy Stacey, among others) are considering the January 13th, 1822 chart as the National Horoscope of modern Greece.
But let me show you now the National Horoscope of modern Greece (based on the declaration of Greece’s independence, on January 1st, 1822 – Julian Calendar):
You can clearly see that modern Greece’s Sun is located at the critical (in our days) 22nd degree of Capricorn (where Saturn and Pluto are about to form a partile conjunction). Furthermore, the Jupiter – Saturn tight conjunction in Greece’s chart is forming a square aspect to the notorious Saturn – Pluto conjunction, occurring in our days! Not to mention that the recent December 26, 2019, Solar Eclipse took place right over the Uranus – Neptune tight conjunction, in Greece’s chart. Maybe you realize now the catalytic effect of the January 12th Capricorn Climax phenomenon over Greece’s National Horoscope. If not, then you should take a look at the bi-wheel chart below:
The intensity of the Capricorn Climax phenomenon over Greece’s chart becomes visually obvious here. On the upper left, the transiting planets Sun, Saturn, Pluto and Mercury are all conjuncting Greece’s natal Sun (while at the same time they are squaring its Jupiter – Saturn duet). The stark Lunar Eclipse of January 10, 2020 is triggering Greece’s Sun (while at the same time it is squaring its Jupiter and Saturn)! Furthermore, transiting Eris has been squaring in the last few years Greece’s chart while at the same time has been conjuncting it’s characteristic Jupiter – Saturn duet too.
Back in the ’90s, when I first noticed the current colossal planetary influences over Greece’s chart (especially fateful Pluto transiting over its natal Sun, for the very first time in modern Greece’s history) I got really worried. It came to me the thought that Greece was about to experience some threatening to its existence events in its imminent future, perhaps a mega-quake or even a war (Greece’s eastern neighbor is Turkey, a military super-power and a local bully). We cannot, of course, exclude such type of events when Pluto is aspecting critical points in a country’s chart. The fact is though that Pluto is a tricky planet and it has in store mysterious ways of manifesting its properties!
Pluto’s invisible tentacles over Greece!
How can we then determine, decode and interpret the full array of Pluto’s influences over Greece’s natal chart? Well, the archetypal realm of mythology is often a good start. In Greek mythology, Pluto is the god of the underworld, dwelling in the dark and gloomy kingdom of Hades. Extrapolating from this, we may come to the conclusion that Pluto is a supremely powerful planet (being god-like). There is a twist though: to manifest the enormous power he possesses Pluto has to act covertly, secretly, in a concealed manner, in the dark, somehow disguised or even resorting to underhand tactics! On the contrary, the more openly, overtly and explicitly Pluto acts, exposing himself to the “light of the Sun” (the domain of other gods), the more he is bound to break up – becoming ever less capable of manifesting his powers!
If we add now to the above picture the fact that Pluto is the “intruder” and the “usurper” par excellence (do you remember how he quite unexpectedly intruded, emerging from beneath the earth, the mother-daughter idyllic relation and in what a ferocious way he abducted Persephone?) then we begin to formulate an hypothesis on how Pluto might be influencing Greece. It is possible that this Mediterranean country is experiencing currently some form of ominous intrusion and abduction! Its sovereign rights might be in peril as there is the eventuality that some foreign mega-powers are trying to invisibly take over and control crucial parts of Greece! And as Pluto is the planet of death (and of resurrection – in some other realm or under a different form) Greece might be going now through a profound death-rebirth process. Its very core is rapidly decaying and is bound to either irrevocably die or be radically transformed!
Speaking of death Pluto is actually ruling it (as the god of the netherworld he is). It rules as well money (or to be more precise the “money-energy”. You may read about it here). You see, Pluto (“Πλούτος”) in Greek means “wealth”, “riches”. We are getting here a rather inconspicuous association between “death” and “wealth” (the death of a human being is usually bequeathing wealth to his closed relatives). Furthermore, in Hellenistic Astrology, the “Second Place” (corresponding to modern Second House) was called “Gate of Hades” and it was associated with cemeteries, material possessions, and money!
Overall, Pluto has to do with the so-called “public purse”, with any kind of public funds, with taxes, debt, inheritances, etc. The sign of Capricorn, on the other hand, has to do with the government, with regulations, contraction, austerity, etc. There is though a “double whammy” hidden behind this delineation: Pluto is not just in Capricorn but is currently forming a conjunction with Saturn as well – Saturn being Capricorn’s ruler! Pluto and Saturn are mutually feeding up each other here. This “double whammy” is actually forming the very backbone of the Capricorn Climax phenomenon, granting it much of its power!
Thus, Greece in the 2010s came up against a titanic crisis (as Pluto was getting ever closer to its Sun). A crisis that is considered by the experts worse than the 1930’s depression in the USA! Saving money became the domineering doctrine, applied to all walks and aspects of life. Salaries were slashed, the direct and indirect taxes were abruptly and disproportionally raised and the public funds began to require higher contributions from the citizens. The life of millions of Greeks became nightmarish as the specter of poverty began hovering over their heads!
Greece before the crisis was a relatively prosperous “western” European country (ranking not very far away from the economies of the other thriving European economies). Today though its economy is reduced almost to the levels of the ex-communist, eastern European countries! The irony is that Greece requested in 2010 the notorious loans from the Central European Bank and the International Monetary Fund in order to dodge the very situation is currently experiencing and boost its economy. But ten years after, the Greek economy is stagnant, the wages and pensions have been reduced almost to half, the “Greek” banks are massively foreclosing homes – and in collaboration with the “Greek” IRS they are confiscating – with no previous notice – the meager deposits of countless distressed Greeks! And as if all this wasn’t enough, the Greeks were unable to withdraw their savings from the banks, due to the capital controls introduced in 2015!
I think that by now (2020) it is more than obvious to every perceptive man/woman that all the austerity measures and those bombastic foreign funds did not substantially help Greece! They might have benefitted other people but definitely not the Greek people! In reality, almost every single Greek asset, every public utility, every vital resource (gold mines, telecommunications, airports, marinas, etc.) has been sold (often in ridiculous prices) to some foreign corporation! Even the huge deposits of oil and gas found recently within the “EEZ” of Greece – that could have yielded hundreds and hundreds of billions to the Greek coffers – seems that will be ultimately exploited by foreign powers!
It is worth noting too that the so-called “Greek” banks (especially the four major ones) are no longer Greek since they are majority-owned by foreign interests! The fact is that most of the hundreds of billions that the lenders “generously” granted to Greece were not dispensed to the needs of the Greek state and to its citizens but were exclusively funneled to bail out the “Greek” banks! Most of which are owned now by foreign interests! The capital though of those loans (along with their high-interest rates) won’t be paid back to the lenders by the (mostly foreign by now) banks but by the very Greek citizens! How deceitful, how “mafioso” and “Soprano” (Plutonian) is this?
It doesn’t end here though. It is also worth noting that the Greek public IRS office no longer exists and that what we call today Greek “IRS” is, in fact, an “Independent Public Revenue Authority”. This authority seems to be transferring the taxes that the Greeks are paying – in order for their state to be operational, for hospitals and roads to be built, the infrastructure to be modernized, etc. – directly to the foreign lenders! That’s a humongous usurpation, which is confirming the fact that Pluto is indeed transiting currently over Greece’s “Capricornian” Sun!
The Plutonian demographic “contamination”
There is another element that Pluto’s influence on Greece’s “Capricornian” Sun evoked. An element that had initially eluded me. As I explained above, Pluto is fond of the undifferentiated masses of humans (death is after all the great leveler. All the souls in Hades are equal, as no earthly form or title is differentiating them anymore). Thus, for Pluto a white, aristocratic man of say Christian belief is exactly the same as a humble origins dark-skinned, poor Muslim! Therefore, mixing “different” kinds of people, “contaminating” the “purity” of societies, literally constitutes a game for Pluto! And the immediate consequence of this Pluto’s attribute (remember, the planet is on Greece’s Sun) is the massive influx of refugees – migrants into this historic country. Greece, although a small country, receives twice as many refugees / migrants than Spain does and almost six times more refugees – migrants than the six times more populous Italy (according to the 2019 statistics)!
This ultimately means that, in proportion to our populations, we receive in Greece ten times more refugees – immigrants than they receive in Spain andthirty-six times as much they receive in Italy! Not twice or thrice as much but thirty-six whole times as much! Does this sound reasonable to you? Does this sound reasonable to anybody?
Why do other European countries control, restrict or even bar refugees – migrants? Do these countries know something critical that the Greek citizens are not aware of? I agree that we have to show humanism and help those people who are truly persecuted and in danger. But the refugees – migrants are mainly coming to Greece from Turkey, which is NOT a war zone! So they are not in immediate danger. Rumors say that some people are inciting them to come over to Greece with some financial lure, benefits etc. It worries me also the fact that it does not seem to be any serious program of resettlement or repatriation of these refugees – migrants. They look as if they came to permanently stay in Greece – the poorest country in Western Europe, with the highest unemployment! Who benefits from this situation? Who are the true beneficiaries of this massive influx of refugees – migrants in Greece?
Greece has a population of little over ten million. The refugees – migrants in Greece are approaching today one million people! If they keep surging – to the hundreds or even to the thousands every day – then in a not so distant future the refugees – migrants Greece will be more than the indigenous inhabitants! That would entail an unprecedented demographic alteration of Greece (with the compliments of transiting Pluto, who has been for a few years now hovering over Greece’s natal Sun and is thus “contaminating” its demography).
I wish we had in Greece a flourishing economy and plenty of job opportunities so that we Greeks creatively work side by side with a logical number of refugees – migrants. In reality, though the immigrants are already too many for a small, poor country that is going through a huge financial crisis – facing at the same time a high unemployment rate. More immigrants coming over to Greece under these conditions is a recipe for a humanitarian disaster!
To conclude, the great “Capricorn Climax” of 2020 (which is in its own a rare and powerful astrological phenomenon) has had a fatal, decisive impact upon the National Horoscope of Greece. It has caused – and continues to cause – an unprecedented “plutonian” usurpation of colossal portions of national and individual wealth and a torrential plundering of this country (economically, demographically etc.)! The Greek people have been grossly lied to, deceived and manipulated! Overall, what Greece used to be will never come back again. This ancient country has been to a large extent destroyed, but in a subtle, invisible “plutonian” way (that does not allow the elements of its destruction to be easily perceived)! It will retain many of its external features alright but deep in its core it will be radically transformed, it won’t be anymore the Greece we used to know!
Money is to a country what blood is to our body! Thus, a country whose resources are systematically plundered, whose “money – energy” (the hard work and the sweat of its citizens) is “usurped” and taken abroad, such a country is doomed to remain without vital energies and thus gradually become a “zombie country”, a sort of “banana republic”! And under the current Capricorn Climax mega-phenomenon (Pluto – Saturn on Greece’s Sun in particular) we are attesting Greece (an erstwhile glorious country and the cradle of western civilization) turning ever more into a broken, pillaged, demographically altered, moribund country. We are longing now for its “plutonian” resurrection…
Copyright: Thomas D. Gazis