Monday 26 January 2015

Greek General Election - follow up

Syriza did indeed win the Greek General Election and Alexis Tsipras has been sworn in as prime minister. It occurred to me that the size of Syriza's victory – just a couple of seats short of an outright majority – mirrored that of Angela Merkel in 2013. I decided to have a look at Germany's re-unification chart to see if there were any similarities with Greece's national chart. To my utter amazement, I discovered that Germany has 4 Leo 22 rising – almost exactly the same degree as Alexis Tsipras' Sun (4 Leo 57 at noon – birth time unknown). His Sun is also conjunct Germany's South Node, which suggests unfinished business.

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I can't see anything else of great significance between the two charts. There's a close Saturn-Neptune opposition between Greece's (remember – the Greek national chart is almost the same as Tsipras') and Germany's, but you'd expect it to involve Germany's Saturn and Greece's Neptune – not the other way round. Or does this suggest that Tsipras will force Germany to be more realistic about its dream of a United States of Europe?

In turn, transiting Saturn will be making its presence felt in Greece later this year as it will contact Greece's and Tsipras' Neptune in November. So it's possible that both parties are going to have to take reality checks and disappointment. No strong personal interaction between Merkel's and Tsipras' charts leaps out at me. However, his North Node is conjunct her Ascendant and his Uranus is stirring things up for her as it's conjunct her natal Neptune (those dreams again) and square her natal Sun (he's threatening the stability of the project she holds so dear).

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It looks like it's going to be an interesting year in Europe. I also came across another left-wing radical party with a charismatic young leader today. This is the Spanish Podemos ('We Can') led by Pablo Iglesias. Formed at the beginning of 2014, the party is now the second largest in Spain. Iglesias was elected to the European Parliament in 2014. He has much in common with Alexis Tsipras and visited Greece to help with Syriza's election campaign.

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The similarities between Iglesias' and the post-Franco national chart for Spain are not as striking as those between Tsipras' and Greece's, but note that the two Suns are once again within a few degrees of each other. I can't find a birth time for him, so this is a noon chart, but if he were born some time after 9:30pm Iglesias' Moon would be conjunct Spain's Mars. Also of note is that transiting Saturn will be contacting Iglesias' Mars and Spain's Neptune at the end of this year and the beginning of 2016. Spain is another country that's struggling with debt. Curiously, it has 3 Aquarius 43 rising – almost exactly opposite Germany's Ascendant and Tsipras' Sun. Perhaps now that Greece has led the way, Spain will follow by demanding an end to austerity. (Spain is due to hold a General Election towards the end of 2015). Interesting times indeed ...


(1) Bi-wheels have the countries on the inside as we know the times and therefore the Ascendants

(2) Information for all national charts was taken from The Book of World Horoscopes, full details in previous post

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