This well-written article adds another layer to my post on the theory of men's decline in society. This article states that as a woman's prospects narrow (the number of marriage-worthy men are falling and being replaced by "playboys" and "deadbeats") the institution of traditional marriage is ending.
All this at a time when Saturn (tradition) is moving through Libra (relationships). I'm not convinced that traditional marriage is dead in the water just yet. But as I stated in my previous post, gender roles do seem to be under review (courtesy of Pluto in Capricorn and Uranus in Aries).
It will be interesting to see what happens when Saturn moves into Scorpio in October, 2012. Note that it will be in mutual reception to Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) in Capricorn (ruled by Saturn). Saturn gives focus and determination to the transformational power of Scorpio. But it also indicates fear of change. Obviously it will resonate with Pluto in Capricorn. But will the changes we're seeing now accelerate or will there be a backlash? Will this mark the death (Scorpio) of traditionalism (Saturn)?
In November, 2012 Saturn will throw an enabling sextile to Pluto in Capricorn. That's a nice, easy flow of energy. But Saturn will also be hit by an inconjunct to Uranus in Aries. Focused (Saturn) transformation (Scorpio) will be challenged by upheaval (Uranus). To me, Saturn inconjunct Uranus means fear/rejection/denial of what is new and revolutionary.