How long will Pope Francis's papacy be? Let's look.

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How long will Pope Francis's papacy be?  We'll take a look.

I thought we’d take a look at what might be the timeline of Pope Francis’s reign since his recent announcement that his papacy would be short.

Now in order to do this we need to figure out what sensitive structures within his chart are being activated and sparking events which is what the Uranian system of astrology is so good at.  So I’ve done a bit of research in terms of taking the dial and dialing back in time to see which structures have activated historically.  Then we’re going to take our dial and dial forward in time and see what timeline for his papacy might be.  Let’s get started…

What I have found in working with the Uranian system of astrology is that within an individual’s chart there are always “sensitive structures” that trigger events.  Now in order to find these structures we’re going to animate the dial, which shows the movement in time starting from 1955 through 2014, and I’ve selected eight major events in the timeline of Pope Francis’s life (with exact dates) to observe and see just what is getting triggered.   So you can really see how in all of our astrological charts things are constantly changing.  Most importantly we want to start seeing some “repetition,” meaning we want to see if we can pick up sensitive structures that are being triggered and repeating within these eight events more than just once.

And they certainly are, at every one of these important dates where there are major career shifts and changes, these structures are repeatedly getting sparked.

So let’s dial forward into the future and we’ll take a look at how the Pope’s papacy may unfold.  Now it doesn’t appear that they’ll be any major changes in the next few years, but what does look interesting starts around mid 2017 when there are some health aspects.  The Sun will be directing with his Saturn/Neptune midpoint which is traditionally a “not great health aspect.”  And by November of 2018 that same Sun will move to Neptune, which again could indicate possible illness.  Even if we go back to the traditional western chart, we can see even in a more general way that Saturn is making its teo and a half year long trek through the sixth house, which indicates the need to look realistically at ones work and health habits.  Chronic health issues that have been neglected are likely to surface now and they are often related to dietary habits.  The body tends at this time toward a certain toxicity and usually needs to work hard to purify.  So these health issues could definitely impact how Pope Francis is feeling around the work situation.

Now also starting around the beginning of those health aspects (which is mid 2017) is also a Uranus transit to the Pope’s Meridian which will go back and forth over this point for about two years.  Now remember the Meridian is the career area but it also represents the soul or the soul’s essence.  When Uranus, the planet of personal freedom and individuality moves over our Meridian the urge is to clear away limitations so that we can have a fuller life experience and I think between having potential health issues and Pope Francis’s intrinsic needs for the kind of personal freedom that allows him a more humble existence where he can get more up close and more personal with the “pulse” of the collective, that this is going to be quite a restless and anxious period of time in the papacy for him. He will become less and less willing to deal with the restrictions the papacy has on his life.

But it seems to be between mid 2019 and the spring of 2020 that those sensitive structures that we pinpointed earlier in this video around the eight events of his career, seem to get activated.  And by the end of 2019 into Spring of 2020 a particularly interesting setup in his chart appears.  His directed Uranus sits right on his Meridian indicating a possible sudden change in the work area as well as a change in the direction and goals in much of the life.  It could even indicate a geographic change.  The Saturn transit here reinforces this desire for a structural change in the work area.  Although because it is a square and coming from the 7th house, he will perhaps be experiencing some resistance around this issue within his relationships.   

So while I think the Papacy will be short, in my observation it doesn’t appear as short as the two or three years that Pope Francis mentioned.  My take on it is more around four or five years.

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Pope Francis and the Promethean spirit.

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Pope Francis and the Promethean Spirit

The planet Uranus is often written about because it's close alignment with the Greek myth of Prometheus and I can’t help but notice how closely this mythology attunes with the birth chart of Pope Francis.  Prometheus, who had the gift of foresight, steals creative fire from the gods and gives it to human beings, as a collective. The Gods were furious that the people were now empowered and chain Prometheus to a mountaintop where eagles would come daily and pick at his liver.  This story exemplifies not only the Promethean and Uranian spirit, but the price one must pay for vision. 

The Uranus is very much a centerpiece of Pope Francis's chart with its close conjunction to his Meridian, and remember the Meridian is the souls essence, what you really want regardless of whether it brings attention and recognition from the outside.  Now the planet Uranus is a very future oriented planet, it's an airy planet that sees things clearly, it can take in a broad view of things recognizing patterns.  Uranus is the planet of personal freedom, change and innovation.  It bursts onto the scene with revolutionary impulses, wanting to transcend limits and structures of our past and carries with it the vision of human potential.   In close conjunction to his Meridian, this is someone who wants to contribute something progressive to society. 

The Uranian energy is very challenging in his Cancer ruled chart.  The Uranian spirit prizes personal freedom, exploration and individuality, but his Cancer Ascendant needs connection and secure emotional foundations, it fears isolation.  Its ruler, the Moon, sits in the 7th house of the traditional chart, which is the house of personal relationship and needs to intimately connect with people and preserve harmony in the relationship area. 

To a great extent Pope Francis has integrated his Promethean visions with his inclusive heart centered needs.  Latin American analyst Alejandro Bermudez perhaps says it best.  “The transformation of the heart makes the Christian become the heart of the Catholic Church, and when the heart of the Catholic Church is transformed, the Church becomes the heart of the world, and is capable of transforming the world.”

But where does the “suffering” of the Promethean spirit reside?  When we Moon/Meridian midpoint structure, the midpoint that represents our deepest soul expression and needs, we find the rumblings of Uranus here.   The Uranus indicates awakening insights that are aligned with his deepest soul yearnings but it also suggests tension and anxiety.  Remember he has strong security needs!  And with the Venus/Uranus midpoint also there, there are tremendous needs for space and freedom in relationship as well, and this type nearly always is up against situations where “personal space” is an issue.  So a certain disruptiveness in relationship is only to be expected.    With the Transneptunian planet Hades on the side, his needs are strong needs to help the suffering but it also indicates some feelings of lack of effectiveness in this area, that somehow he’s not all he can be and the Sun/Saturn midpoint structure here is saying something similar to the Hades.

Now all of this limits to a certain extent how comfortable he feels directly offering up all of his creative and visionary ideas.  His detached freedom oriented needs make him both antsy and a little anxious.  He has been referred to as the “Blabbermouth Pope” and the Pope who “talks too much and too spontaneously.”   Well this is Uranus speaking.

And so the Popes announcement recently that his papacy would be short, 2-3 years maybe 4-5, comes as no surprise. The Uranian rumblings never cease, and his needs for space and freedom to personally touch and gather valued insights; the Pope is already ten steps ahead of us and it’s a place where the collective doesn’t exist.  With his Promethean spirit he’s shifting the course of this enormous vessel that is the Catholic Church.  And in the part II of this video we will dial ahead using the Uranian system to take a look at the timeline for the papacy.  I hope you will join me.