Millions of Turks will head to the polls on Sunday to vote in a tight referendum race that could transform the country into a presidential republic, in what could be one of the most significant developments in the nation’s history since its founding after the collapse of the Ottoman empire. April 15, 2017 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/15/turkey-prepares-for-tight-vote-that-could-strengthen-erdogans-grip-on-power
The Turkish referendum is best understood if we begin with the chart for the September 1, 2016 solar eclipse at Ankara. Notice that the eclipse is placed in the 10th leaders that rules government leaders like the PM or President of a country. It forms a T-square with Saturn-Neptune. This New Moon eclipse lies in the midst of the stars of Leo and under the auspices of Thuban of Draco and Alioth of the Great Bear. It also conjoins the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis.
Writing about this eclipse in his blog post entitled New Directions , Nick Fiorenza states:
This area dramatizes the separation between those choosing to fight for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth.
Solar eclipses can invite a new beginning or way of life. But whether Turks will choose a dictator like Erdogan or reject him in the referendum is entirely up to their collective will. The stars do not impose a choice. They simply highlight the issue at stake.
That this choice is to be made on Sunday, April 16 can be seen if we progress the eclipse chart to this date. Notice that the progressed angles trigger the eclipse T-square on this date.
In general, a Saturn-Neptune cycle is about the structuring of our ideologies into concretized form, whether those structures are beliefs that uphold and defend those ideologies, or physical constructs we build in our lives. It is also about the structuring of, as well as constrictions about, society's ideologies and sociopolitical orders. When Saturn and Neptune conjoin and initiate a new synodic cycle, as occurred in 1989, two primary things occur. Neptune wants to dissolve Saturn's previous constructs and segregations into universality, and Saturn wants to solidify the visions and ideals inspired by Neptune into societal structure, ideals which had been gestating from the previous cycle, in essence wanting to birth a new sociopolitical order as the cycle begins. This energetic can also accentuate resistance from long-established sociopolitical structures to any new ideologies trying to emerge.
Neptune's more visionary and purer spiritual resonances are embodied only by more mature and older souls, self-aware individuals. For the masses however this generally is not the case, as many people experience Neptune's lesser expression, being impressionable, lost in following others, the glitter and glamour, and phenomenology of life. Thus, a Saturn-Neptune synthesis can still result in the formation of new religious or political dogmas, their rules and regulations, and their idealistic followings.
In the sociopolitical arena, Saturn-Neptune cycles are about the ebb and flow of more conservative, controlling and authoritarian ideals, although this specific cycle was also influenced by the Saturn-Uranus synthesis as well, adding a rebellious progressive element to create change in conservative currents and authoritarian political orders.