A recent YouGov poll revealed that a growing number of American millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, apparently favoring the very ideology that has long been considered one of the greatest threats to the United States. According to an opinion poll conducted by YouGov at the behest of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, nearly half of the millennials in the United States favored socialism over capitalism. Nov 4 https://sptnkne.ws/fRZq
To explain the news , in this post we explore the sociopolitical ramifications of the Saturn-Neptune square of 2015-2016. About the Saturn-Neptune cycle, Nick Fiorenza writes:
In the sociopolitical arena, Saturn-Neptune cycles are about the ebb and flow of more conservative, controlling and authoritarian ideals. This Saturn-Neptune square marks entry into the last quarter of our current Saturn-Neptune synodic cycle, arousing an "inner impetus to create change," unlike the 90° square (December 2, 1998), our external stimulus for action. Our opportunity as we enter and move into the last quarter of this cycle is to first recognize that the structures we have created in our lives and the limits those structures impose are the solidification of ideologies we began to formulate starting in 1989. It impels us to begin to consciously make changes in our lives based upon realizations we have had about what did and did not work in practicality.
Simply, the structures we have built in our lives and in the world can no longer support our shifting ideologies. Neptune's movement from Sagittarius, at the start of the Saturn-Neptune-Uranus cycles, through Capricorn and into and through Aquarius, inspires a shift in our ideologies to evolve a more mature altruistic-based societal structure concerned with the fundamental nourishment and survival of humanity.
In 2016, the waning Saturn-Neptune square had the Saturn leg conjunct the US Sibly Ascendant with Neptune square it, implying that its full force is being felt by the common people (ruled by the Ascendant). The Saturn Neptune cycle has a specific purpose which is designated by their opposite natures. The Saturnian archetype concerns all structures including on the personal ego level and collectively; especially governments and corporations but this also includes money systems and social structures. Structures imply barriers and the delimitation of space by time. Neptune expresses the desire and need to go beyond everything that is Saturn – to unify, not differentiate, to break down barriers and not erect them. Saturn focuses more on what is practical within the parameters of what is known while Neptune encapsulates more the collective yearnings for a more ideal and utopian world, a different world or ‘anything but this’ that is outside the current paradigm.
The survey reveals that “a growing number of American millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, apparently favoring the very ideology that has long been considered one of the greatest threats to the United States”. This too can be seen in the US Sibly. Uranus [27ar] is currently transiting through the 5th house (younger generation) square Pluto [27cp] in the 2nd . Ebertin refers to Uranus-Pluto as “the collapse of an old order and the beginning of a new one”. In Capricorn, Pluto is bringing about the disintegration of governments and social paradigms while the square from rebellious Uranus in the 5th is hinting at where the desire for change is coming from.