The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) was kicked off in negotiation on 7 July 2013 with the purpose of promoting trade between the US and the EU. Supposedly it would benefit the EU by 120 billion euros worth of trade; the US by 90 billion; and the rest of the world by 100 billion. The theory is to open up trade but it has been heavily criticised for the impact on labour, lowering of regulatory conditions and the secrecy under which talks have taken place.
The start chart certainly reeks of self-protectionism, secrecy and a drive for power and control – with a Water Grand Trine of Jupiter in Cancer trine Saturn trine Neptune, formed into a Kite by a Jupiter (and Cancer Sun) opposition Pluto. There’s also an innovative quality to it with Pluto opposition Jupiter Moon Sun square Uranus.
It was intended to be all done and dusted by the end of 2014, but it is expected to take at least until 2019/2020.
2016 was always going to be a year when it received a severe shaking with the Solar Arc Pluto square Uranus exact as well as Solar Arc Uranus square Sun; plus tr Pluto continuing to drag its heels in opposition to the Sun till late this year. 2021 sees Solar Arc Pluto exactly opposition the Sun for another delay, presumably on the back of the tr Saturn Pluto which won’t make grandiose schemes easy. It looks more upbeat come 2023 when Solar Arc Mars in conjunct Jupiter. It could be a long time coming if it happens at all. It does look very American with four planets in Cancer.