Polite Instability: Canada’s 2024 Astrology Forecast

Polite Instability: Canada’s 2024 Astrology Forecast

I recently co-hosted and spoke on a panel for OPA about Canada’s 2024 forecast. I was joined by three other Canadian astrologers and we each made some predictions about what might be in store for Canada next year.

2024 is a year that sets the stage for some really major changes in 2025. It will be a year that both concludes the things that have been in motion for the last few years and sets us up for whatever is going to happen in the second half of the 2020s.

2025 is a very astrologically-active year, with a number of outer planet ingresses and other major transits. 2024, in comparison, is quieter. Now is the time to enjoy things as they are, take your pleasures when they come and continue healing from the traumas and integrating the lessons of the early 2020s.

Here’s a summary of the biggest astrological events of 2024:

  • Pluto in Aquarius – January 20 to September 1, 2024; then November 19, 2024 is the final ingress
  • Saturn and Neptune continue through Pisces
    • Saturn will move through the first two decans of Pisces
    • Neptune is hanging out in the last few degrees of Pisces
  • Jupiter-Uranus conjunction – April 20, 2024 at 21 Taurus
  • Jupiter ingress Gemini – May 26, 2024
  • Eclipses in the spring and fall across Aries-Libra
  • Mars stations Rx in Leo – December 7, 2024

I use the July 1, 1867 chart for Canada, which I’ve written about before. I will note that a lot of Canadian astrologers seem to disagree with this chart and prefer others. Lately, it seems the chart I’ve heard astrologers favour the most is March 29, 1867 at 11am in Charlottetown, PEI – this is when the documents were signed that established the new country of Canada.

I’m sticking with the midnight on July 1, 1867 chart for now. Interestingly, there are a lot of similarities between the chart and I can see why two astrologers would end up making similar predictions using these different charts. The March 29 chart is Cancer rising with Mars on the Ascendant and Sun in Aries; the July 1 chart is Aries rising with Neptune on the Ascendant and Sun in Cancer. So, there’s a strong Aries-Cancer emphasis regardless, which I find fascinating.

I also disagree that there’s any one single chart for any country, though certainly some charts seem to work better than others. The July 1 chart has served me well so far, and I haven’t experienced it “not working” like other astrologers claim.

However, I will note that I keep things pretty simple when doing mundane interpretations – I stick to transits and ingress charts mainly. I don’t use secondary progressions, solar arcs, or other more complex timing techniques. I feel like these just don’t work that well in mundane astrology as a whole. I think that’s because these techniques were really focused on and/or designed for natal interpretations, not mundane ones.

However, if we don’t have some major events in Canada in the spring of 2024, then I will look into a different chart.

Here’s the chart I use for Canada, in Whole Sign Houses:

Pluto in Aquarius

Aquarius is the eleventh house of this chart, though it is worth noting that in Placidus, the eleventh house cusp is at 29 Capricorn.

This suggests that during this time period, with Pluto grinding over the last degree of Capricorn and the first degree of Aquarius, will bring some intensely transformative legislation to Canada. During the first instance of Pluto’s visit to Aquarius – which was between March 29 and June 11, 2023 – Canada passed the Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11 – received Royal Assent on April 27, 2023). Just a few days after Pluto returned to Capricorn, Canada passed the Online News Act (Bill C-18 – received Royal Assent on June 22, 2023). For the latter, Pluto was at 29 Capricorn – the eleventh house cusp on the July 1 chart.

These are two major reforms to the Canadian Broadcasting Act. They are a very big deal as they will radically change the media landscape of Canada. This is all very Plutonian: massive epochal change, reform and transformation.

There’s a darker side here too, as Pluto also represents propaganda and covert, even criminal, activities. Critics of these pieces of legislation have noted the risk of censorship and/or extreme influence that the government could have over Canada’s news and media with these changes.

As Pluto continues to shift from very late Capricorn to very early Aquarius, we will see continued developments related to landmark legislation such as these. A recent development was the Canadian government’s victory over Google in late 2023: Google agreed to pay $100M to Canadian news companies in order to continue sharing Canadian news online. 

Expect more developments in the first half of 2024 related to these two pieces of legislation and the advent or development of other major legislation – including, but not limited to, the Dental Benefit Act and the impending Pharmacare Act.

On a side note, regarding the latter, this was a key piece of the supply-and-confidence agreement between the federal NDP and Liberals, which has kept the Liberal minority government in power. Under this agreement, established in early 2022, the Liberals must advance several NDP policy priorities in exchange for the NDP supporting essential government legislation (i.e. avoiding a non-confidence vote that would send Canadians back to the polls).

According to the wording of this agreement, one of those NDP priorities is to pass “a Canada Pharmacare Act by the end of 2023 and then [task] the National Drug Agency to develop a national formulary of essential medicines and bulk purchasing plan by the end of the agreement.”

In late November 2023, the Liberals announced they will not be passing this Pharmacare legislation by the end of the year. Supposedly the talks with the NDP remain productive, with the NDP signalling they’ll use this delay for more leverage. However, by not passing this legislation by the end of 2023, the Liberals are in violation of the agreement and the NDP could decide at any moment to pull their support. If this occurs, we get a federal election.

Given the return of Pluto to Aquarius in mid-January 2024, as well as some other transits that I’ll discuss below, I think there is a very good chance that this situation will actually transpire and trigger the next federal election.

Saturn and Neptune in Pisces

Throughout 2024, Saturn moves through the first two decans of Pisces and Neptune floats over the last couple degrees of Pisces, coming oh-so-close but not quite crossing over into Aries.

In the chart I use for Canada, Pisces is Canada’s twelfth house so it is related to healthcare issues and those types of institutions. I think this is another indication related to the Pharmacare Act too, because Neptune signifies drugs and Saturn rules the house of legislation.

This transit also speaks to the broader changes that are happening with regards to Canada’s healthcare model. I’m not expecting anything truly major to occur until the Saturn-Neptune conjunction, which doesn’t perfect until February 20, 2026 in the first degree of Aries.

Jupiter Uranus conjunction in Taurus

Jupiter will continue marching through the grassy fields of Taurus throughout 2024, finally making an exact conjunction to Uranus in Taurus on April 20, 2024 at 21 Taurus. Uranus remains in the last decan of Taurus throughout 2024.

The Jupiter-Uranus conjunction is likely to bring to a head all of the Uranian disruption we’ve seen over the fixed earth aspects of our world since Uranus ingressed here in 2019. These include labour disputes and union strike action, particularly around food and agriculture.

We’ve seen ongoing and varied shortages of various goods that used to be very stable and fixed: flour, eggs, salt, baby formula, antibiotics, sugar. These will likely continue in 2024 and will reach a peak in the spring. So, make sure you keep some extra food on hand because you never know when you’ll go to the store and won’t be able to buy what you want. (But no, you don’t need to go full prepper and keep a basement full of extra food. Just be prepared for shortages and try to remain flexible when they do occur.)

Jupiter ingress into Gemini

Gemini is Canada’s third house and relates to telecommunications, national roads and railways, and our news and media. Jupiter will ingress Gemini on May 26, 2024 and should bring some good luck and optimism to this space, as well as the expansion of some major aspects of national telecom infrastructure.

Perhaps Canada will work out a further deal with Starlink to expand internet coverage to remote and rural communities. I could also see Canada take the first steps towards moving away from land-based phone lines too. The Rogers-Shaw merger, which occurred in 2023, might also come back into play.

And of course this will relate back to the Online Streaming Act and Online News Act, so again I expect more developments in those areas over the course of 2024 and especially after Jupiter ingresses Gemini in May.

Eclipses across Aries-Libra

I will do a separate post on the eclipses of 2024 at a later date, because there’s always so much to say about those. I think they are going to have a really major effect on Canada as they are angular, occurring across the first and seventh houses. Here are the exact dates and degrees:

  • March 24, 2024: Lunar eclipse at 5 Libra
  • April 8, 2024: Solar eclipse at 19 Aries
  • September 17, 2024: Lunar eclipse at 25 Pisces
  • October 2, 2024: Solar eclipse at 10 Libra

If a federal election is going to happen in 2024, I think it will be triggered around eclipse season – probably eclipse season in the spring, given how prominent that solar eclipse on April 8th is.

As I previously stated, I think it would be most likely due to the NDP withdrawing their support from the Liberals. This would align with both the Pluto in Aquarius transit and the Saturn/Neptune in Pisces transit. This aligns with the significations of both Pluto in Aquarius and Saturn/Neptune in Pisces. But since we’re talking about eclipses, there’s always the possibility that something totally unexpected occurs to cause a lot of instability.

The solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 nails Trudeau’s chart in a very key way too – his Moon is at 17 Aries, exactly opposite Uranus at 17 Libra. Now, I have heard rumours that the chart we use for Trudeau is actually false. His chart is AA rated because his birth time was very publicly announced due to him being the son of the sitting Prime Minister, so I find it highly suspect that this time is actually wrong. (Here’s a newspaper article announcing his birth.)

However, supposedly his mother, Margaret Trudeau, was into astrology and therefore wanted to obscure his birth time. The alternative time that I have for him (provided by a fellow Canadian astrologer) is 12:31pm on December 25, 1971. This chart has 20 Aries on the Ascendant, which would make the eclipse on April 8, 2024 extremely angular and therefore likely to be even more impactful. Whatever his birth time actually is, this eclipse is likely to be very prominent for him and given his current status, I wouldn’t expect good things to happen.

I’m going to use the publicizied 9:27pm birth time for the following charts, because the alternative 12:31pm is not verified by anything other than rumour and hearsay. Here’s Trudeau’s chart with the April 8, 2024 eclipse on the outer wheel:

If Canada has a federal election in 2024, I do not think Trudeau will be re-elected. Looking at his secondary progressions reveals he’s in a pretty tough spot right now. Here’s a chart showing his progressed chart (inner wheel) with the transits of the April 8, 2024 eclipse on the outer wheel:

Trudeau has recently entered a progressed New Moon phase, which suggests that he’s at the start of a new phase of life – it’s time to move on. His progressed Ascendant is very close to conjoining his natal Uranus in Libra (and therefore his progressed Descendant conjoining his natal Moon) – which emphasizes the effects of that April 8, 2024 eclipse that occurs on his Moon.

Further, on the day of that April 8, 2024 eclipse, Trudeau’s progressed Moon is at 15 Pisces. Transit Saturn is at 14 Pisces that day, conjunct Mars at 13 Pisces – so Trudeau has a lot of pretty heavy, conflicting, intense pressures on him. Considering all of this, I really don’t think he’s going to remain Prime Minister of Canada for much longer.

Mars stations Rx in Leo

The last major transit of 2024 is the one I’m looking forward to the least (for mainly personal reasons): Mars stationing retrograde at 6 Leo on December 7, 2024. This occurs very close to Canada’s natal Mercury (which is at 4 Leo).

This transit will occur in Canada’s fifth and fourth houses – so issues related to land/buildings/housing, arts and entertainment, and also some news/media/communication (Mercury). Maybe some scandals or conflict related to housing or major land deals; or something involving a prominent Canadian entertainer.

It might also bring up issues related to the Prime Minister, since Leo is ruled by the Sun and Mars will retrograde back into Cancer, which is the sign where the natal Sun is located. This is my second pick for a time when we get some kind of major news about Trudeau – if he’s still the Prime Minister at that time.

This is a time period that might bring up matters related to the military – not just because it’s Mars, but also because Canada’s natal Mars is located in the sixth house which signifies military matters. It is also likely to revisit some of the issues that were dredged up by the April 8, 2024 eclipse in Aries, which was close to Canada’s Ascendant – so watch for a return to issues that occurred in spring 2024.

Here I am at over 2000 words into this post and I haven’t even talked about the Aries ingress chart for Canada! Here it is:

The 2024 Aries ingress chart shows that there will be complex, important fourth house matters at stake all year. The fourth house signifies land and buildings; housing is likely to continue to be a very key issue throughout the year. This ties into inflation and interest rates. Recently, I’ve read economic forecasts suggesting we’ll see some rate cuts in 2024, but I personally feel that as soon as they lower the rates, housing prices will get jacked up (even more).

So, I think we’ll see interest rates flatline throughout 2024. Maybe we’ll even get one more rate hike halfway through the year, as a warning signal not to get too excited so the housing market doesn’t light up again. Inflation will also flatline, but that just means are new way-too-high prices are going to stay the same. Life is more expensive than ever and that’s not changing in 2024.

There might even be protests or other upheavals related to housing and economic issues, particularly in late 2024 when Mars transits through Cancer and then stations retrograde in early Leo.

Other potential fourth house issues could involve Canada’s borders, particularly up north. The Northwest Passage has seen increased traffic in recent years due to the retreat of arctic ice, and this may lead to issues with Russia and the US – Canada’s neighbours in the arctic.

The 2024 Aries ingress chart also shows ongoing fraught foreign relations between Canada and our major international partners. Jupiter is right on the Descendant, which is a positive aspect that should provide a boost of positivity and productiveness to our foreign relations. However, Uranus is still nearby and this will cause continued upsets and instability with regards to our foreign partnerships.

The US is our biggest partner on the world stage, but Canada’s relations with China and India are also implicated here – especially as the latter two have been strained over the last year. Expect further instability here, despite Jupiter’s best efforts.

Another major aspect of this ingress chart is the very close opposition between the Moon at 3 Leo and Pluto at 1 Aquarius. The Moon is also trine the Sun, which suggests a more productive relationship between the people (Moon) and the Prime Minister (Sun) this year. That’s not to say the people of Canada are totally in love with Trudeau, either – indeed, while the Sun can represent the Prime Minister himself, it can also represent the office of the Prime Minister, not necessarily the specific person with that title.

The Moon’s opposition to Pluto suggests that those Plutonian items will provide a bit of dark underpinning to the people’s perception of and relationship to the Prime Minister/head of state this year. People are fed up with how things are going and are seeking a radical transformation.

Pluto also represents propaganda and covert, illicit activities – espionage and other subversive elements. It can also signify gangs, conspiracies and organized crime. All of this underpins the people of Canada as we head into 2024.

As my final words of advice: be absolutely ruthless with the media you consume. Interrogate everything. Do not take headlines at face value. Remember that in Canada (as in most, if not all, other places of the world), news media is heavily subsidized by the government in power. Exercise critical thinking at every turn. The future is murky for everyone: the Neptune Event Horizon beckons.

Welcome to 2024.

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