Greece v/ EU – Update

660x371-draghi-merkel-europeOn February 3, 2015, I wrote an astrological forecast about the Greece-EU conflict. The entire article is reproduced below. Since then, everything happened exactly as I anticipated. Here was the then highlighted bottom line.

Greece should create a double currency system, keeping the existing euro for all international transactions and a new devaluated drachma (or Greek euro) only usable within Greece borders for daily use.

Today, 4 months later, an article published in Bloomberg Business titled “Could a Parallel Currency Help Save Greece From Drowning?” is coming to the exact same conclusion. I quote:

As Greece’s financial plight worsens, an odd idea keeps popping up: a parallel currency alongside the euro that would circulate inside Greece and be used to pay for anything from taxes to food and clothing. Even German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has said that Greece may need a parallel currency if talks with creditors fail, people familiar with his views told Bloomberg.

It is obvious that the new “Euro Drachma” plan must be implemented in the highest secret in order to prevent a massive panic. The “unexpected” revelation will happen when ready, likely during one weekend when banks are closed.

Below is the complete article titled “Will Greece stay in the euro or follow the Iceland model? A geo-cosmic approach to a complex geo-politic question.” I wrote in Smart Investors on February 3, 2015

A bigger problem than the conflict between Greece and the EU is at stake here. The recent Greek parliamentary elections gave a democratic strong voice to a population victimized by the world finance. A similar oppression is being felt by other European countries, such as Spain and Italy. On the international level, Greece is forging a new anti-EU alliance with Russia, but is counting in the last resort on the USA influence to help resolve its EU war lead by Germany. Beyond the Greece-EU confrontation lies the premises of a worldwide confrontation between the 1% mega-rich and the other 99%. The outcome of the Greece-EU conflict may have a broad impact affecting the entire planet. This is why the Greece question is so important and for which there is no simple answer.

How to handle a difficult question that common sense can’t answer? When logic and intuition are not enough to address an important question, one can either put it under the rug and hope for the best or seek an answer through non-rational beliefs. When this occurs to me I rely on consulting the sky, an approach that I learned over four decades and which already saved my life. The Greece-EU fight is a transpersonal problem that needs to be observed from Europe perspective, which in turn requires to be viewed from the world and the cosmic angle. “As above so below” attributed to Greek Hermes Trismegistus implies that there is a correlation between the realities of the macrocosm (sky) and the microcosm (earth). We all agree that the moon cycles correlate to the oceans tides and the sun cycles to the seasonal changes. This article assumes an unconventional approach, but keep reading despite a normal sceptic resistance.

Cycles between Uranus (1781), Neptune (1846) and Pluto (1930) correlate to world events. Unlike the closest planets in the solar system, these three farther celestial bodies are invisible to the naked eye and where only revealed after the invention of the telescope in the 17th century. While visible planets symbolism correlates more to personal lives, transpersonal meanings are attached to Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Each one of those three bodies received a symbolic meaning corresponding to the type of society that existed during its discovery period. In a nutshell, Uranus = revolution (French revolution), Neptune = collectivism (Karl Marx) and Pluto = destruction (Great depression).

The current decade (2010-2019) is marked by a hard angle (90º) between Uranus and Pluto. The Uranus-Pluto cycle has marked the different revolutionary eras of our times. Let’s take a little look at astronomy: Uranus orbits around the sun in 84 years and Pluto in 248 years. Viewed from the earth, those 2 bodies form an angle –called aspect– covering a full cycle from 0º to 360º during a period varying between 114 and 141 years. Let’s look at recent cycles in history.

(1) First industrial era: 1709-1850 – agriculture, mining, manufacturing, mechanical technology

(2) Second industrial era: 1850-1964 – engines, cars, ships, railways, jets, space, engine technology

(3) Electronic era: 1964-2105 – processors, internet, computers, social networks, electronic technology

Each era’s cycle goes through 4 phases

(a) From 0º to 90º (First square): Denial

(b) From 90º to 180º (Opposition): Anger

(c) From 180º to 270º (Second square): Depression

(d) From 270º to 360º (Conjunction): Recovery

Let’s now look at the most recent phases

1934-1964: Industrial Era – Recovery phase. The Great Depression and WWII are painfully closing the industrial era to prepare the new post-war era of reconstruction and recovered happiness.

1964-2015: Electronic Era – Denial phase. This phase is ending now showing the conflict between the industrial era old industry leaders (Political money power) and the electronic era new technology leaders (Social networking power).

2015-2045: Electronic Era – Anger Phase. We will come to terms with the new reality and be angry against those who cultivated the collective delusion for so long as well as against ourselves to have allowed them to manipulate us.

The worldwide meaning of the Uranus-Pluto square for the ongoing 2010-2019 decade. The 90º exact aspect will have happened 7 times between June 2012 and March 2015. Symbolic meanings are as follows.

Uranus = Revolution, freedom, originality, humanism

Pluto = Destruction, power, change, renewal

Square = Tension, conflict, stress, struggle

In a nutshell, we can say that the ongoing decade is marked by a conflict (Square) between the destructive power of politico-finance (Pluto) and the humanitarian forces of freedom (Uranus). History moves only in one direction and at the end the fight for the past will fail, but not without a bloody conflict.

What does today Square Uranus-Pluto mean for Greece and for the EU? Whether for a person or a country, we can assume that the sky configuration at birth is the first image of its life movie. Modern Greece was born on March 25, 1821 when it became independent from the Ottoman empire. The EU was born on January 1, 1993 when the Maastricht Treaty entered in force. The next step consists to examine how today’s transiting square Uranus-Pluto is positioned in relation to the planets at Greece and EU births. Because of the limited scope of this article, I will simplify the reading.

(1) Greece: Born during a period where Uranus (revolution) was aligned with Neptune (collectivity), modern Greece is marked by a strong national identity of idealist romanticism, which explains why Greece has always been such an attractive destination for visitors. Today, transiting Uranus is aligned with Greece Saturn at birth. Saturn is the farthest planet visible with the naked eye, whose symbolism is about restriction, resistance and self-control.

(2) The EU: The square Uranus-Pluto is not representing any threat for the EU existence. In fact, (a) Greece represents only less than 3% of Europe GDP and (b) the actual conflict is mostly between lenders (politically represented by the EU) trying to minimize their losses with a bankrupt borrower. The EU will keep its stability whatever its financial outcome with Greece

As reason always compromise and passions never, what can Greece do? The square Uranus-Pluto financial problems that started in 2012 for Greece is now coming to term. Alexis Tsipras is facing a very uncomfortable dilemma, thorn between his party emotional expectations and his creditors logic requirements. On one hand he can’t disappoint Greeks hope for national freedom and on the other hand Greece cannot afford to leave the EU and tell the abusive creditors to go fly a kite. Saturn will force to seek a political compromise. Uranus-Saturn will impose an original resolution and Tsipras main difficulty will not be with the EU but with his own party emotional idealism.

How to reconcile Greek population idealism (heart) with EU creditors realism (head)? Politics being the art of the impossible, what are Tsipras options? Suffering will be unavoidable, but bankruptcy is better than coma and hope is better than despair.  Here is my proposed suggestion for a compromised resolution. Greece should create a double currency system, keeping the existing euro for all international transactions and a new devaluated drachma (or Greek euro) only usable within Greece borders for daily use. The new drachma, subject to variable exchange rate, would allow the Greek population to start rebuilding its economy, creditors will then have some hope for future revenue and Greece will not cause any destabilization of the eurozone. The Greek double currency would also serve as a viable example for other European countries, such as Spain and Italy, who are getting closer to jump in Greece footsteps. Whatever the resolution, today Greece is bankrupt and creditors can’t get blood from a turnip. Be prepared for a long and complex fight Greece-EU combining poker, chess and arm wrestling.