Yanis Varoufakis – a man with a vision for Europe



Yanis Varoufakis, the flamboyant, playboy Marxist economist, former Greek finance minister, both loathes and supports the EU.  On the run up to the referendum he campaigned for the UK to remain, warning that Brexit could plunge the continent into a 1930s-style depression. Earlier this year he launched Democracy in Europe 2025 with Noam Chomsky and others, whose goal is to achieve “a full-fledged democracy with a sovereign Parliament respecting national self-determination and sharing power with national Parliaments.’ As opposed to the present set up – “a clueless, inefficient bureaucracy — with an infinite capacity to recite unenforceable rules”.

Varoufakis was born 24 March 1961 in Athens, Greece and is a pro-active Sun Aries square Mars (Moon) in Cancer, so definitely upfront and impulsive; with his Sun on the focal point of a wide Yod to Pluto sextile Neptune which will give him problems with his ego – too much at times and too little at others. He’s also got a creative, self-protective Water Grand Trine of Mars (Moon) trine Neptune trine Mercury in Pisces, formed into a Kite by Mercury opposition Pluto – making controlling, intense, influential Pluto as the driving planet.

One problem with Water Grand Trines is they can disconnect from reality and create their own idealised internal world. He’s also got the idealistic Saturn in Capricorn conjunct Jupiter in Aquarius conjunction which is sextile his Sun. Undoubtedly a talented man, well designed to push forcible opinions out into the world.  By 2024 his Solar Arc Jupiter will conjunct his Sun, so he should be flying high at that point, though as ever there’s always an Icarus-type risk of a crash on the far side.

The chart for Democracy in Europe, 9 Feb 2016, has an argumentative Aquarius Sun square Mars in ultra-determined Scorpio. More to the point it has a Yod of Sun sextile Uranus inconjunct Jupiter North Node in Virgo. Yods are usually out of step with the environment until they click into place. Tr Pluto will trine the DIE Jupiter in 2018/19 which might just be the catalyst. Such a Jupiter can have a strong effect on society, though it can also be its own worst enemy because of a tendency to self-aggrandizement.


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