The past solar year had a very impressive chart, indeed. I had been silent on my blog not only because it was a very busy year, but also to see how the chart would manifest, as a test. Since it was the year of the end of my 6-year work project, I had to find another job, in the current crisis environment, which was not expected to be easy. The job came at the end of the solar year, after multiple applications for highly competitive positions in the British academic environment. Finally I landed on a post in Greater London, where I am heading to now. The long period of uncertainty for months puzzled me, and I discussed this with Anton Grigoryev. He explained that the solar year was not enough to time the event, and it was necessary to wait until the lord of the year changed from Mars to Venus in the late spring. And this worked just as he said. In addition, six papers appeared this year in press, which is quite a harvest.
Still the solar chart was not perfect in other aspects, having Mars and Ketu in the 9th house. In my natal chart, I have Venus in the 9th house, so I am a bit spoilt with respect to travelling, which are not only multiple but also generally smooth and pleasant. Unusually, this year I had to cancel several trips (due to work circumstances and, in the early spring, due to waiting for my new passport). Finally, on a cycling trip on August 4th, similarly to my accident on 02.08.2002, I got a bad trauma from which I am still recovering (fortunately, I am now capable to cycle and swim again, after 4 weeks). I expected that period to be painful and unhealthy, but my worries were related to another health area, as my friends were well aware.
The solar chart was clearly informative, and the mistakes I made were due to my impatience rather than lack of knowledge. What should happen did happen, and worrying in advance did not help to avert that.
Astrological knowledge in some sense is as useless as weather forecast. We are going camping anyway, even if a storm is predicted. What if forecasters are wrong and we may escape the inevitable...