China’s economy is slowing with boom and bust showing up with over expansion die to easy credit in some areas, unrecognised debt and a weak Western economy not importing as much – or likely to for several years ahead.
It may not be an instant hard landing since the China (1 Oct 1949 3.15 pm) and Bank of China (1 Dec 1948) charts both show up mid decade as being the most pressured time.
This year for China looks that last of the recent run of put-on-a-good-face and look happy economically times. They lose all the upbeat Jupiters and move into a more obviously bumpy few years. Their 8th house Sun has been under pressure for some time from tr Pluto square and tr Uranus opposition and that continues into 2013. But the real hardship times come around 2015 with tr Pluto trine the 8th house Saturn and tr Uranus opposition and tr Pluto square the 8th house Mercury Neptune.
The BoC shows panic and confusion through 2013/14, jolts and setbacks in 2013/14 and grinding to a halt in 2015.
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So there will be a sharp reversal of the notion that China can power the world economy.
Australia obviously will feel the effects of this if China reduces its import of Au ore. That relationship chart starts to really feel the chill from 2013 onwards with tr Pluto sextile the 8th house Saturn and through 2014 with tr Saturn conjunct the 8th house Sun and square Neptune Mars into 2014.
The Australia 1901 chart does have tr Pluto and tr Uranus hitting off their Saturn Sun in Capricorn for the next three years so there will be tough times, collapse of some old securities and a need to rebuild new ones. Late 2013 into 2014 looks very slow going indeed, completely stuck at points. That may not all be financial though I’d imagine some of it is.
This may be off the mark but my slight impression from country charts is that the Pluto cycle gives a better indication of rise and falls than the Saturn transit does for individuals. Australia has Pluto heading now through the 9th aiming for the Midheaven by the mid 2020s. So it may well surf the rollers better than most and keep consolidating – with a few humps and bumps along the way.
Marjorie Orr has an M.A. (Hons) in English Literature and Philosophy from Glasgow University, and was a current affairs journalist, award-winning BBC TV documentary producer and then a psychotherapist. She has a worldwide following for her astrology... read more