Great Mutation Charts
One of the more fascinating areas of our field relates to Mundane Astrology. This is the branch that focuses on national charts and destiny patterns, and planetary cycles that affects humanity and the Earth.
Thousands of years ago – in places like Babylonia, Chaldea, Egypt, India, China and other lands – ancient astrologer-astronomers watched the heavens all the time and understood the enormous significance of returning cycles. One of the most crucial involved the fact that approximately every 20 years the two largest planets – Jupiter and Saturn – would rendezvous in the sky. Around every 60 years, these same planets would realign almost in the same region, but a little further on in the heavens. As the centuries wore on and astrological wisdom evolved, there was a realization that some kind of recurring patterns were happening over time-periods lasting around 180-200 years and also close to 800 years.
It turns out that Jupiter and Saturn – major planets connected to the social realm, religion, philosophy, education, profession, government and economics – keep energizing the same elemental quality (fire, earth, air or water) in a series of 20-year conjunctions for almost 200 years. Then the Jupiter-Saturn unions shift to the next elemental quality for another series of conjunctions for around two centuries. After a long cycle of 794-800 years, the entire Jupiter-Saturn pattern begins over although never exactly energizing the same degrees of the zodiac as during the previous 800-year cycle.
For our purposes, the most potent chart to examine is the Great Earth Mutation of January 26, 1842 when Jupiter and Saturn united at 9 degrees of Capricorn. This began the current sequence of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions every 20 years that we have been living in for 163 years now in 2005. By December 21, 2020 Jupiter and Saturn will merge again – this time at 1 degree of Aquarius. That future alignment is known as the Great Air Mutation because the succeeding Jupiter-Saturns unions far into the 22nd century will be happening in Gemini, Libra and Aquarius (the three air signs).
Part of the reason the world has become so materialistic and wealth-conscious since the 1840s is because all the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions (except 3 aberration ones in Libra during December 1980, March and July 1981) have been occurring in the earth signs Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn. To understand modern economics, politics, education, social life and the “big picture” themes in the world, astrologers look to the January 26, 1842 Great Earth Mutation chart for guidance and inspiration. In fact, this birthmap can be relocated for every nation’s capital around the globe to understand how the originating earthy impulse – relating to this Jupiter-Saturn cycle of around 180 years – affects the leaders, societies, financial trends and inhabitants of every country on Earth.
Many articles on this topic appeared during our 19 years of printing Welcome to Planet Earth astrology journal. We especially focused on the last Jupiter-Saturn union at 22+ Taurus on May 28, 2000 that occurred during the tumultuous year that saw the Bush-Gore controversial presidential election. One of the main reasons Adolf Hitler (April 20, 1889) was able to come to power in Germany and push the entire world into a global war of horrific destruction was because the Jupiter-Saturn union from the Great Earth Mutation chart (9 Capricorn) was exactly conjunct his natal Moon in Capricorn. He became a conduit of vast, collective forces that adversely influenced hundreds of millions of people.
At this time, I am simply presenting the charts for your study and reflection. How does your birthchart connect to these potent energy patterns? What will the new air dispensation in December 2020 mean for your future destiny and that of your children or grandchildren? Will the elemental shift from earth to air mobilize humanity in the higher direction toward world unity and harmony rather than materialistic impulses and greed?
We may be already seeing a precursor of this AIR quality with the devastating earthquake and resulting tsunamis that struck Indonesia and the Indian Ocean nations on Christmas weekend 2004. While those events were frightful in terms of the loss of life, overall destruction and spread of contagious diseases, the huge global response (in a positive manner) may have something to do with the current Jupiter in Libra (air sign) trine to Neptune in Aquarius (air sign). This flowing link of two major planets will repeat in March and August of 2005 – and it will take many months during 2005 for order and safety to return to that part of the Earth. Amazingly, Neptune itself is now returning to where it was in the Great Earth Mutation chart from January 26, 1842. Thus, there seems to be a kind of twilight zone effect going on here – where the past and the future are coming together, in an inspiring manner, during the present.
As events happen in the coming year, I will be adding new comments, observations or charts to this section.
Mark Lerner Publisher Earth Aquarius News
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