Timorous Cancer Makes a Splash

The little Cancer nano-age decan is making an appearance.  This is always difficult for Cancer as Cancer is shy.  The Cancer nano-age decan and overflow (Nov 17 – Apr 18 – Sep 18) is currently in its weakest quarter (Nov 17 – Feb 18) but already the issue of protectionism has raised its head.  Protectionism is associated with Cancer, because Cancer protects.  Cancer is also the sign associated with enclosing walls, such as the wall with Mexico high on Trump’s agenda as Cancer places its focus on its perimeter, just as crabs only have an exoskeleton (an external skeleton that also protects its body but at the expense of having no internal skeleton which is ruled by Cancer’s opposite sign Capricorn).

The current 10 month Cancer period is the middle decan within the Pisces nano-age (Jun 17 – Sep 18) but this Cancer decan is stronger than most nano-age decans as it is resonating with the much larger Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029) – [see Cancer – the New Paradigm for the World  that I published in 2012].  In the same way that the Scorpio quasi nano-age decan (Sep 17 – Feb 18) has produced the Me-Too movement against mainly sexually predatory males, the shift into the Cancer quasi nano-age decan (Feb 18 – Jul 18) will see some mid-range activities associated with Cancer rear its head again.

Macro-Astrology Ephemeris

What can we expect from Cancer other than protectionism? [Ref: Protectionism is not the answer, Angela Merkel warns US ]  Cancer rules the middle of anything, so this places a focus on China (the Middle Kingdom), the Middle East, the Mediterranean Sea (Middle Sea), northern Africa, Canada, Scandinavia, France (the source of the world’s language of diplomacy), Mexico, Russia (set up by the Scandinavian Vikings), New Zealand, Canada and the UK (also due to the Viking invasions around 1,000 years and more ago).

Cancer is also an anti-authority sign, and so Capricorn authorities will be in 7th house opposition mode.  For example, recently the Pope attacked ‘fake’ news.  However, during his recent trip to Chile and Peru, Francis faced the worst protests of his five-year papacy, as well as the worst press. He went into the trip facing criticism for having appointed a bishop accused by victims of being complicit in covering up for Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest, and was then harshly criticized in the Chilean media for having accused those victims of “slander” and therefore spreading fake news himself?  [Ref: Pope warns against ‘fake news’ and likens it to ‘crafty serpent’ in Genesis ].

There is an extremely strong and historical connection between the Roman Catholic Church’s repression and Capricorn as the Spanish Inquisition commenced in 1478 in the Capricorn sub-age (1433 – 1612).  It was not finally abolished until 1834 during the Cancer sub-age decan (1791 – 1851).

Cancer rules females, especially in their roles as mothers, boats, canals, rivers, dams, fresh water, floods, collectors and collections, food, milk, sheep, homes, real estate, the general public and sailors to get a general idea.  As some kind of double whammy, the New Zealand Prime Minister has just announced she will shortly be giving birth [Ref: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pregnant with first child ]

Of course, Cancer rules refugees (looking for a new homeland), so we definitely should see a resurgence over the coming months.  It is probably due to refugees that the Brexit referendum was passed as no country as old fashion and formal as the UK can avoid an association with Capricorn (despite its cancer link).  It is believed that the driving force behind the pro-Brexit vote in the UK was not based on economic principles but to keep out immigrants and refugees.  Brexit was also overwhelming supported by (Capricorn) older voters.

The world is on the cusp of the strengthening of Cancer as it enters stage 2 in February, and the most powerful stage 3 in April 2018.  This nano-age decans provide much of the daily news and short term prominence given to issues such as the Me-Too movement.  The most controversial aspect of Cancer to date is the refugee crisis.  Western nations are quiet willing to bomb, attack and create turmoil in the Middle East, but mainly want to wash their collective hands when refugees swarm out of these countries to avoid the carnage.  We can also expect a small resurgence of ISIS and other extreme terrorist groups.

It is always important to place these small nano-age decans into context.  The main mid-range contextual period that dictates international affairs are micro-age decans, and the world has recently entered the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (June 2017 – June 2022) representing the strongest 50% of the longer Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024).  The pointy end of this will arrive in December 2019. It is this Aquarius micro-age that has brought a resurgent fringe fascist element to many Western societies, as Aquarius rules both extremes on the political spectrum.  So while tremendous progress has been occurring for example in the LGBT community, the American fascist movement has found succor in President Trump.

NOTE: see my Demystifying the Aquarian Age blog for greater insights into the astrological ages

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A Short Return to Glory (or Infamy) for the USA?

The developing momentum of the Pisces nano-age decan (June 2017 – September 2018) is continuing to pick up steam.  I have just added four more entries to my Pisces nano-age database:

  • California rings in new year with broad legalization of marijuana[1]
  • Jeff Sessions to crack down on legalized marijuana, ending Obama-era policy[2]
  • Blueprint to expand offshore drilling in the USA (for oil)
  • Oil tanker collides with another ship in the East China Sea
  • Trump signs bill to improve opioid screening technology[3]

(Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Drugs and everything to do with oil are ruled by Pisces.  With the oil tanker collision and blaze, this is a classic example of the fusion of two nano-ages: the Aries nano-age overflow with the Pisces nano-age as the oil tanker experienced an (Aries) collision and has been burning out of control for days.

Though the following list is incomplete, these are all the older newsworthy events I have collected since the arrival of the Pisces nano-age in June 2017:

  • Oil prices are surging as a Saudi political purge sparks ‘runaway market’
  • Uber covered up massive hack that exposed data of 57m users and drivers
  • Croatian War Criminal Dies After Swallowing Poison in Court
  • Italy declares state of emergency after deadly gas explosion in Austria
  • Rupert Murdoch reshapes media empire with $66bn Disney deal
  • Apple apologises for slowing down older iPhones
  • Trump claims China ‘caught red handed’ transferring oil to North Korea
  • ‘It’s all fentanyl’: opioid crisis takes shape in Philadelphia as overdoses surge
  • Ongoing Bitcoin and pseudo-currency bubbles

The above include the following Pisces’ archetypes:

  • Deception
  • Poisons
  • Gas
  • Hollywood
  • Pseudo
  • Economic bubbles

If you examine the following graphic, the world is currently climbing towards the peak of the Pisces nano-age and overflow with the base of this Pisces influence stretching from June 2017 to December 2019 with the peak influence September to November 2018.  These small nano-ages represent 1/1728 of an age as there are 12 sub-ages in each astrological age, 12 micro-ages in each sub-age, and 12 nano-ages in each micro-age (see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies  for more details on the internal structure of ages).

Pisces nano-age and overflow including smaller and larger periods

While Pisces is developing in strength, the effects from the Aries nano-age overflow (June 2017 – September 2018) remains stronger (at this point of time), so we will have to endure until September 2018 the macho games of Donald Trump, China’s leader and other warmongers with the heightened possibility of a regional conflict (see Take Your Pick: War or Terrorism ).  China’s leader recently impassionedly expressed to Chinese soldiers that they should be ready to die for their country.  This is the type of political posturing and nonsense expected from an Aries period including the verbal warfare between Trump and North Korea’s leader.  We should feel very fortunate if all these aggressive tirades lead to nothing.

Another good example of this aggressive Aries posturing from the Trump adminsitration:

Arms control advocates have voiced alarm at the new proposal to make smaller, more “usable” nuclear weapons, arguing it makes a nuclear war more likely, especially in view of what they see as Donald Trump’s volatility and readiness to brandish the US arsenal in showdowns with the nation’s adversaries.[4]

Though Aries is currently dominant, Pisces is structurally stronger than Aries at this point in the 26,000 years cycle of ages, because while the world is currently passing through the Age of Aquarius, the influence from the Pisces age overflow (1433 – 3574) remains far more powerful – at least until the year 2503.  Our little Pisces nano-age is resonating with the supremely powerful Pisces age overflow so we should expect a little more from this Pisces period than we normally should expect from any random nano-age.

Pisces is the primary sign for the USA (see “Pisces America”) which is why I label the USA the age empire of our times similar to Ancient Rome, Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in their respective ages.  This does not mean that age empires have some kind of God appointed role in the world as if they were superior, it usually means that an age empire has been fortunate enough to marshal the types of social, political and economic resources that best suits the time compared to other regions.

Pisces also is strongly associated with Europe, all the Pacific island nations, the oceans in general, Ireland, Mexico, Spain, Turkey and the Ukraine so we should expect some focus greater than normal on these regions in the current Pisces period.  Already the standoff between Catalonia and Spain is part of this Pisces mix – so don’t expect this issue to disappear in the short to medium term.  We may hear more about ocean level rise or other degradation of the oceans due to man-made pollution.

Because Pisces is the primary sign for the USA and Europe, there should be added focus on these two regions.  While Pisces may be the strongest sign for these two regions, their respective astrological signatures are very different, as the USA is a Pisces –Aquarius nation while Europe is a Pisces-Aries continent and furthermore, each sub-region and country within Europe are ruled by different signs.  For example, Southern and Eastern Europe is associated with Capricorn while northern and Western Europe by Virgo.  Individual countries have their own signature, and the UK is strongly associated with Leo and Taurus and France with Leo, Scorpio and Pisces.

The Taurus association to the UK explains its strong conservative edge (reluctance to change) with their anachronistic monarchy still their head of state – but not necessarily to the disadvantage of the UK.  Scorpio with France explains their strong sexual identity and also the historical enmity between France and the UK as Taurus is opposite in nature to Taurus.  Germany has a strong Aquarius and Scorpio association which again points to the historical conflicts with England (Scorpio opposite Taurus) and Germany’s Aquarius is opposite France’s and England’s Leo.  All three countries however can be identified with Virgo – the sign associated with north-eastern Europe.

North-eastern Europe may be in for some difficult times in this Pisces nano-age as Pisces is opposite Virgo in nature.  But this little Pisces period sits within the larger and more powerful Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (June 2017 – June 2022) and so this intrinsically favors Germany and opposes both France and the UK with their respective Leo’s in opposition to Aquarius. Germany should be relatively unscathed by the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan.

The deteriorating situation for Pisces Europe due to the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan can be seen with Brexit – with the UK virtually committing economic suicide though many commentators belive the outcome was based on racism promoting an anti-immigration stance (conservative Taurus wins again).  This situation is being driven by the even more powerful Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029), and Cancer always is associated with people looking for a new homeland (as Cancer is the sign of homes).  Cancer is also the sign of the Middle East where many immigrants are sourced.  Cancer also favors short term populace policies over long term policies based on wisdom with populace polices the equivalent to the general public’s emotional response to a situation.

France and England’s respective totemic Leo in opposition to the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (and earlier arriving Aquarius micro-age decan) explains why both have had to weather the worst of the urban terrorism to date by disenchanted ISIS supporters.

There is a time fuse on this disenchantment by extremists Muslims (and on Islam in general) as Islam is strongly associated with Cancer.  Christianity is a Pisces-Scorpio religion while Islam is a Pisces-Cancer religion and both have a strong background Aries influence, though this is stronger in Christianity than Islam.  There is enough Aries associated with Christianity and Islam to keep them needlessly fighting for some time to come, but even this is very slowly on the wane due to the massive Libra age-decan and overflow (1433 – 2148 – 2863) but it will be the post 2148 world that will experience the greatest benefit from Libra.

The current Cancer influence commenced with the Cancer micro-age, and the 9/11 attack in September 2001 marked the real initiation of the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000 – 2014 – 2029).  This Cancer momentum then flows over into the following period for about 5 years before it meets stiff resistance from the Capricorn micro-age decan and overflow (Nov 2029 – Oct 2034 – Oct 2039), especially around 2034 onwards.  Capricorn is the opposite sign to Cancer.  This means there is a timestamp on Cancer-orientated developments (Islam, volatile Middle East, immigrants and refugees and China).

Some may feel daunted by the prospect that the current anxiety in the world posed by extremist Muslims has another 16 years to run riot, but fortunately, this small Cancer mountain is now on the downhill slide.  Its most potent time has actually passed (Dec 2014 – Jun 2017), and the next significant drop in Cancer’s influence is December 2019 when the Cancer micro-age decan overflow concludes.  In June 2022, the Cancer quasi micro-age (Jul 2007 – Jun 2022) comes to an end indicating another demotion of Cancer.  In November 2029 is the final drop with the technical end of the Cancer micro-age overflow (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029), but the period August 2028 to November 2029 is the final flick of the dragon’s tail temporarily lifting the status of Cancer as a parting gesture.

Cancer’s influence will get replaced by Gemini, which is not only the incoming micro-age and overflow (2014 – 2029 – 2044), but also the beginning of the highpoint of the really powerful 119 years Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2089) – see Gemini’s Role in our Modern World (or Battle of the Brains).

The approaching peak of the small Pisces nano-age and overflow (Sep 2018 – April 2019) will therefore be the peak time for an economic bubble and strong focus on the USA and Europe for better or worse.  This 1st house focus for the USA and Europe can bring both positive and negative qualities, as the 1st house is associated with the ‘health’ of any subject, and suggest that both Europe and the USA can get an allegorical cold or flu.  However, any ‘ill-health’ is unlikely to be the dominant theme, and both the USA and Europe should be temporarily appearing like they are again at the top of their game.  However, both may experience more extreme ravages from the adverse effects of climate change brought about by human-induced pollution.

It’s rather unfortunate for Europe and the USA that Pisces is associated with mirages. It will be unpleasant when this mirage dissolves like a dawn fog. Both regions should expect another hour-of-reckoning when the following Aquarius nano-age and overflow (Sep 2018 – Dec 2019 – Mar 2021) seriously comes online – especially the second half of this period.  Aquarius sits at the 12th house to Pisces – the sign of ‘self-undoing’.  Germany will probably weather this storm relatively well.

In conclusion, the current Pisces nano-age decan and overflow (Jun 2017 – Sep 2018 – Dec 2019) can be divided into four stages, and currently it is in stage 1 (Jun 17 – Feb 18), the weakest of all the stages (stage 3 is the strongest).  Stage 1 merely sets the table for the coming feast, but already my Pisces nano-age database is lighting up like neon lights in a restaurant district after sunset, so we should have an interesting Pisces roller coaster ride in 2018 and especially 2019.  Following the roller coaster ride of this small Pisces period should be highly illustrative about the role of nano-ages.

Nano-ages are not the smallest sub-periods of the astrological ages – I have identified two smaller periods: nano-age decans and pica ages but pica ages remain only semi-legible.  nano-age decans provide spectacular color to the nano-ages, and if you refer to the graphic above, you will notice that we are in the Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow of the Pisces nano-age.  This Scorpio nano-age decan is driving the me-to movement exposing the sexual predatory behavior of many males in Hollywood, the media and politicians.  See Weinstein’s Date With Fate for more details.


[1] http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/01/california-broad-legalization-marijuana

[2] http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/04/jeff-sessions-to-crack-down-on-legalized-marijuana-ending-obama-era-policy

[3] http://www.statnews.com/2018/01/10/bill-opioid-screening-technology/

[4] The Guardian: http://ow.ly/LC8b30hKFp4


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The First Cyber War?

The Aries Nano-Age & Overflow

Copyright Terry MacKinnell 2017 (Under the Berne Convention)

What is the common element of the Manchester & London terrorist attacks, the Grenfell Tower destruction by fire, the shooting of a US congressman, Qatar hounded by its Saudi led neighbors, the heavy civilian casualties in Syria by US backed military forces, the collision between the USS Fitzgerald and a merchant ship off Japan, the Finsbury Park (London) mosque attack, the Belgium railway station and a Michigan airport terrorist attacks?  The death of Otto Warmbier in the hands of the North Korean and the death of over 120 Pakistanis following a fuel tanker accident due to onlookers smoking cigarettes can also be included, plus the numerous market place bombings in the Middle East.

The answer is Mars or Aries which includes all forms of aggression, fire, accidents and naturally terrorism.  Even the worldwide cyber-attack by online criminals in May 12 2017 can be added to the list because anything that ‘attacks’ is associated with Aries.  Another international cyber-attack commencing 27 June 2017 by a variant of the Petya ransomeware affected over 150 countries, and especially the Ukraine,[1] is another example of online pirates or a concerted cyber war.

Cyber Attacks

REAL-TIME CYBER-ATTACK MAP SHOWS SCOPE OF GLOBAL CYBER WAR Courtesy of Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/real-time-cyber-attack-map-shows-scope-global-cyber-war-352886

However, the story behind the story may be far simpler – Ukraine has suggested Russia may have been behind the attack, which struck on the eve of Ukraine’s constitution day, which celebrates the country’s split from the Soviet Union.   Furthermore, according to a pseudonymous security researcher known as “the grugq” said the software was “definitely not designed to make money” but “to spread fast and cause damage, [using the] plausibly deniable cover of ‘ransomware’”.[3]   Therefore this cyber-attack was probably of the current international cyber war orchestrated by Russia.

The concerted attack by Russian operatives against the USA political process, especially in the lead up to the 2016 US presidential elections may actually be considered the first cyber war in history.  In late June 2017 it was revealed that Russian hackers had infiltrated over 20 state legislatures in the USA.  We may have to expect that some future ‘wars’ and conflicts will be almost entirely online?

The common element in all the above events may be Aries or Mars, depending upon your approach, however, in macro-astrology, there are no planets,[4] so the common underlying denominator is Aries.  The big question is why is there so many Aries associated events currently in the news?  There can be many reasons from the arsenal of astrological techniques available.  For example, one suggestion is that according to ancient Mesopotamian astrology, Mars is more volatile when it is so close to the Sun it is invisible.  Mars went invisible two days before the international cyber-attack.[5]

Another astrologer suggests, at least for the Grenfell fire, that the coincident Sun opposite Saturn had a number of fixed stars conjunct the Sun including Capella, though Capella[6] does not seem to have a historical relationship to fires or calamities.  One astrologer believes that the collision involving the USS Fitzgerald off the Philippines and Otto Warmbier’s unpleasant fate were part of the eclipse season events.[7]

I rarely disagree with any astrological explanation of world events based on the principles of mundane astrology, but macro-astrology provides a totally different perspective that provides clear correlations as far back into history that we can travel.  Furthermore, macro-astrology provides a framework that is the essence of simplicity compared to mundane and horoscopic astrology because there are no planets, only signs.  Imagine an onion with its layers.  This is how macro-astrology works.

First there are the ages of some 2150 years each which can be broken into three age-decans of almost 720 years each.  We are currently in the Libra age-decan, and when it peaks in the middle of the next century, the world can expect a multi-century golden age compared to the last 5,000 to 7,000 years.  Each age can also be divided into 12 sub-ages (four per age-decan) of approximately 180 years each.  Since 1970, the world has been in the Libra sub-age, but the effects of the previous Scorpio sub-age remain dominant.  It is possible to drill down into sub-ages to micro-ages, then nano-ages and I have even discovered pica ages that are only around 5 weeks in length.

The perspective from macro-astrology on the current level of violence and fires is rather simple, June 2017 is the peak of an Aries nano-age and overflow (March 2016 – June 2017 – September 2018) with June 2017 representing the apex of this bell curve.[8]  However, the bell curve is heavily biased to the right side or overflow period. Research indicates that the ‘power’ of any period is almost twice as strong in the following or overflow period.  In this situation, the Aries nano-age (March 2016 – June 2017) experiences a slow growth in strength until it gets to the end of its period (June 2017), then breaks like a tsunami and engulfs the following Pisces nano-age with its Aries archetypal events.  The Aries nano-age overflow (June 2017 – September 2018) coexists with the incoming Pisces nano-age, which however is at its weakest strength.

While violence and conflict may seem ever present in the news these days, these baby Aries periods do not have a history of producing major wars or conflicts, but they do promote petty conflict and discord because people who are liable to get angry, will tend to respond to these Aries periods with the peak of their anger.  Neither of the two world wars in the 20th century had an Aries nano-age in their vicinity.  They were aligned to a far stronger vortex involving ages, age-decans and a sub-age decan.  Nothing of this nature occurs in the current century. And no Third World War is expected this century, next century, or the centuries to come.

However, June is just the beginning of an elevated period of this petty Aries influence, and we should be psychologically ready to deal with even more conflict and violence in the next 7 to 15 months coinciding with the Aries nano-age overflow  (June 2017 – September 2018).  Terrorists will be salivating at the thought of killing more innocent victims, accidents, crashes, fires, assassinations and anything associated with Aries are all firing on all cylinders, but it will not bring a major war.  It should start some serious regional wars or mid-level international conflicts.   The reality of cyber war(s) should be become entrenched in the coming months.  I remember a wise person once stating that mankind has always used the peak of their technological knowledge in the employment of war, so it seems that the same applies to the internet – it will become another avenue for conflict.

There have been some classic wars, civil wars and strife included in these small Aries periods, but no top-level wars. A lowly Aries nano-age should not be expected to start a major war, as it sits below ages, age-decans, sub-ages, sub-age decans, micro-ages and micro-age decans.  What occurs in an Aries nano-age is a heightened level of conflict over the background noise of perpetual conflict that always exists in the world (at least since governments were formed around 5,000 years ago). Fortunately the level of conflict in the world today is negligible compared to the devastations of the previous centuries but the average person is ignorant of history, and in this intellectual vacuum, pessimism has reared its head and so many people are convinced that the world has never been in a worse condition compared to today when the opposite is closer to the truth.[9]

The closest the world has come to a Third World War was in October 1962 with the Cuban Missile Crisis but October 1962 occurred two months before the arrival of an Aries nano-age (an Aries nano-age usually appearing about every 13 or 14 years).  It is instructive that the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis occurred in a Taurus nano-age (September 1961 – December 1962) because Taurus is opposite Scorpio and Scorpio is the sign for all things nuclear, including nuclear missiles.  The Cuban Missile Crisis occurred because the USA did not want Russian supplied nuclear missiles on its doorstep in Cuba.  The USA got its way (with the help of Taurus).

The following displays all the Aries nano-ages the world has passed through since 1800 with the associated major conflicts.

List of Aries Nano-Age Wars & Conflicts Since 1800

Note: Details of the following wars and conflicts can be found in the Appendix at the end of this post.

October 1811 – January 1813 – April 1814

The French invasion of Russia (June 1812 – December 1812)

The War of 1812 (1812–1815)

June 1825 – August 1826 – November 1827

The Russo-Persian War of 1826–28

January 1839 – April 1840 – July 1841

The First Anglo-Afghan War (1839 to 1842).

The First Opium War (1839–42)

September 1852 – December 1853 – February 1855

The Crimean War (October 1853 to March 1856)

April 1866 – July 1867 – October 1868

The Austro-Prussian War (1866)

October 1894 – January 1896 – April 1897

The First Sino-Japanese War (August 1894 – April 1895)

The First Italo-Ethiopian War (1895 to 1896).

Hamidian massacres of Armenians by Turks (1895)

June 1908 – September 1909 – December 1910

The Mexican Revolution (c. 1910–1920)

Young Turk Revolution (July 1908)

January 1922 – April 1923 – July 1924

The Irish Civil War (June 1922 – May 1923)

September 1935 – December 1936 – March 1938

The Second Italo-Ethiopian War (October 1935 – May 1936).

The Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939)

The Second Sino-Japanese War (July 1937 to September 1945)

April 1949 – July 1950 – October 1951

The Korean War (June 1950 – July 1953)

December 1962 – March 1964 – June 1965

The Indonesian–Malaysian confrontation (1963–66 )

The Colombian Conflict (May 1964 – present)

The Dominican Civil War (April 1965 – September 1965)

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965

May 1975 – August 1976 – October 1977

The Angolan Civil War (1975 – 2002) .

The Lebanese Civil War (1975 to 1990)

The Cambodian–Vietnamese War (1975 and 1977)

The Indonesian invasion of East Timor (December 1975)

The “Dirty War” in Argentina (c. 1974 to 1983)

December 1988 – March 1990 – June 1991

Revolutions of 1989 – a wave of revolutions swept the communist Eastern Bloc 1989 and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

Tiananmen Square protests and massacre by the Chinese government (1989)

The United States Invasion of Panama (December 1989 – January 1990)

First Gulf War (August 1990 – February 1991)

The Rwandan Civil War (October 1990 –  August 1993)

The Croatian War of Independence (1991 to 1995)

The Somali Civil War (c.1988 – 1991)

August 2002 – November 2003 – January 2005

The Iraq War (Second Gulf War) (2003)

The War in Darfur (commencing February 2003)

Diachronic Relationships

The above list demonstrates some examples of diachronic[10] relationships between different periods.  This is first witnessed with the First Italo-Ethiopian War (1895 to 1896) in one Aries period with the Second Italo-Ethiopian War  (October 1935 – May 1936) occurring in a following Aries period, but not the immediate next period.  Another example is the First Sino-Japanese War (August 1894 – April 1895) followed by the Second Sino-Japanese War (July 1937 to September 1945), but as with Ethiopia, not in consecutive Aries nano-ages.  The last example is the Gulf War (August 1990 – February 1991) followed by the Second Gulf War (2003) with this the only example of a diachronic relationship between consecutive periods for wars.  The current Aries period does, however, promote (Cancer) New Zealand’s 10th house of status, and New Zealand won the greatest prize in the world of sailing, the America’s Cup in June 2017, the first time since 2003, which was also in the last Aries nano-age (Aug 2002 – Nov 2003).

The Third World War?

These small Aries periods bring relatively small strife to the world compared with say the two world wars of the 20th century, Viet Nam War, American Civil War etc.  Despite the growing accolade of pessimists, the astrology does not indicate we are approaching a Third World War in the current Aries period or in the whole of the current 21st century (see “A Celebration 7,000 Years in the Making” for more details).  We can certainly expect a regional conflict in one or more of the current hotspots in the world.  With the current Aries nano-age and overflow sitting in the shadow of the Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029), the focus is upon Cancer countries and regions in the world which include the Middle East, North Africa, China and Russia.  It is hard to believe that Cancer-ruled Scandinavia will succumb to a regional conflict unless say it was attacked by Russia – which is extremely unlikely?  The same can be expected from Canada and New Zealand.

Fires, Accidents & Assassinations

It is not just heightened military tensions that will factor in the rest of the current Aries period.  Aries loves massive fires, and the Portuguese fires may herald an inflammatory period ahead, and I am expecting a major bush fire season in Australia in the summer of 2017-18.  South Africa is already experienced unprecedented bush fires in early June 2017.[11]  Experts believe that the world is entering a new era of wildfires due to “longer, hotter fire seasons climate change is causing,…”[12]

Also we should expect some major assassinations, spectacular accidents (perhaps some involving airplanes) and more building fires such as Grenfell, London.  Aries is not limited to violence and destructive fires, it also includes the start or completion of some major engineering or construction, and a focus upon sport.  With the arrival of the Pisces nano-age in June 2017, overlapping the Aries nano-age overflow, there should certainly be a continued focus on drugs in sport, and perhaps some major sporting records beaten or some other positive and negative elevation of sport.

President Trump

The election and presidency of Donald Trump is also aligned to the current Aries period due to his “unapologetic brashness and America First-erism”[13]  and has drawn upon support of the mainly gun owning Americans who believe their right to bear arms is under threat.  Trump’s plan to construct a wall on the border with Mexico is pure Aries, and his natural aggressiveness indicates he is aligned to Aries.  Trump’s election win is not solely due to Aries as it occurred under the shadow of the Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029) and in the new Aquarius micro-age decan (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019).  Cancer is an anti-leadership anti-authoritarian influence and Trump capitalized upon being outside of the established ruling elite, and of course Aquarius always breeds extremists on both the left and the right, and his neo-fascist policies went down well in the downtrodden conservative heartlands where (Aries) guns are deified (see “Trump is Representative of the Age of Aquarius”).  On a personal note, Trump’s natal horoscope has Mars conjunct his ascendant, making it the most powerful element in his chart and perfect timing aligned to this Aries nano-age and overflow.

Aries Rules Iron

How will iron (and magnetism) fare in this Aries hotspot?

Iron Chart

Courtesy of Market Insider[14]

The iron ore price is a proxy for the strength of the Chinese economy, and this Aries period should focus upon the price of iron.  Though the above graph seems to indicate a downward trend, the recent blip occurred in the first half of the current Aries period after some years of freefall, and some further minor increase should be expected in the rest of the current Aries period.  The plummet in the price of iron since 2014 has occurred at the peak strength of the Cancer micro-age (2000 – 2014 – 2029) with its strongest manifestation post 2014 for many years.  Apart from Cancer being the primary sign for China, Cancer sits at the lowly 4th house position to Aries iron, suggesting that while the current Aries period may go against the trend, iron remains in the doldrums over the medium term.

Aries Nations

I have not yet clearly identified all the countries with Aries strong in their astrological signature, but the following have been assigned based on historical evidence:  Germany, Iran and the United Kingdom. Germany recently seems to have taken on the role of defacto leader of the Free World[15] with the USA in a sulky funk under Trump.  This makes sense as though the USA’s primary sign is Pisces, Pisces’ 2nd house is ruled by Aries, and with the 2nd house associated with cultural values, under this Aries period, the USA has returned to its gun-toting base of supporters and aggression with Trump as their spokesperson.  American culture always prefers the John Wayne and Superman-type heroes due to their Aries cultural values witnessed as early as Daniel Boone (1734 – 1820).  “His adventures—real and legendary—were influential in creating the archetypal Western hero of American folklore.”[16]  Interestingly, Daniel Boone was born into an Aries sub-age decan overflow (1731 – 1791) which was also the crucial period in the formation of the USA and cements the relationship of Aries to the USA and their focus even today on guns.

The third strongest element in the USA’s totem pole is Capricorn which nutures the USA’s atavistic conservative heartland.  Aries stimulates the 4th house to Capricorn and here we see the retreat of the USA from its former role in the world and a focus upon itself or “America First” and its wall against Mexico due to pressure from Trump’s (Capricorn) conservative base of supporters.

Aries and the UK

The UK focus in this Aries period is clearly seen, first with Brexit, second with the UK government almost self-decapitating itself in the 2017 general election plus the string of terrorist attacks and Grenfell.  However, as stated in a previous post, the UK also has a very strong Taurus in its signature which resists change.  What other modern democracy has a bunch of unelected aristocrats in its upper house of government in place of an elected chamber such as a senate?  Aries sits at the unfortunate 12th house position to Taurus, and this can also explain why while the focus in this Aries period is firmly on the UK, the focus is mainly negative or problematic.  In the last Aries sub-age and overflow (1073 – 1253 – 1433) was the One Hundred Years War (1337 – 1453) between England and France.  Despite all the gains and successes by England in this war, by the end of the war, England had lost everything it had gained except for the city of Calais which it retained for a few token centuries.[17]   Furthermore, in the last major Aries period, the Aries sub-age decan overflow (1731 – 1791), the UK lost one of its major colonial assets – the USA.  Aries does not bring gain for the UK.


Any Libran nation is in its 7th house mode in an Aries period, and the only nation that I have firmly assigned to Libra is China, (with Cancer the primary sign of the Middle Kingdom), so China is in dangerous territory as it follows its aggressive policy of island building in the South China Sea.  On a positive note, it has recently launched a massive project to recreate a modern version of the ancient Silk Road linking China to Europe.  Aries favors such construction projects, and the 7th house mode suggests such projects be beyond its own borders.

However, Aries does stimulate Cancer’s 10th house, a sign even stronger in its association with China.  This strengthens its aggressive stance as the 10th house rules its government.  This was also in place for the Chinese government crackdown and massacre of the Tiananmen Square demonstrators in 1989 in an earlier Aries nano-age period.  Australia may also have a relatively strong Libra in its signature, and if this is already being supported by the fact that Australia has recently started engaging in more overseas conflicts such as Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines suggesting it is being egged-on into a more aggressive stance by the USA.   Will the USA pressure Australia to send a naval exercise to the disputed islands in the South China Seas?

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow

Finally, the June 2017 midway point of the current Aries nano-age and overflow  (March 2016 – June 2017 – September 2018) is also significant in the evolutionary stage of the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) because in June, Aquarius shifted up into second gear instigating the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022).  This increase in the influence of Aquarius in the world will bring bigger and deeper shocks.  Already the shock election of Trump and the UK’s shock exit referendum from the European Union even had people expecting a shock election for the extreme right under Le Pen in the recent French presidential elections (a shock is not a shock if it is expected). For more details on the growing role of extremism (both conservative and progressive) in the world, see:

This is the Dawning of the Aquarius Micro-Age Decan


Trump is Representative of the Age of Aquarius

The strong focus on all things Cancer since the arrival of the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000 – 2014 – 2029) should start to ebb as of June 2017 with the elevation of Aquarius at Cancer’s expense.  Unfortunately for anything associated with Cancer, Aquarius rules its 8th house.  This growing Aquarius influence does not bode well for the well being of both China and the Middle East nor does it promote peace under the 8th house influence.   Aquarius is also not uplifting for Pisces USA, with Aquarius at the 12th house position to Pisces, even though Aquarius sits at number two to Pisces on the USA’s totem pole.


Russia has both Cancer (from the Vikings) and Aquarius strong in its astrological signature.  The successful Russian communist revolution occurred in the last Aquarius micro-age (1910-25).  Aquarius-orientated nations have an eccentric nature and should have a strong relationship to IT technology. Apart from nefarious activity in the Balkans, Russia’s main claim to fame since the beginning of the current Aries period is its successes in cyber-warfare.  Aries’ periods stimulate the profile of any Cancer nation (for better or worse) and ever since the allegations against Russia interfering in the elections in the USA and other nations has become public knowledge of, its profile has substantially risen like a famous pirate in the days of olde.  A recent poll found more people in the world thought more favourably of Putin than Trump[18] indicating that Putin is taking advantage of Aries stimulating Russia’s 10th house of prestige and recognition.

Aries also stimulates the Russia’s Aquarius 3rd house of the media and communication, the main avenue of the cyber war.  Naturally the rise in strength of the Aquarius micro-age decan (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) within the Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029) places Russia directly in the hot seat, more so than China which has no known relationship to Aquarius.  Russia is the country to watch, at least until 2024.


Based on previous Aries nano-ages since 1800, specifically for the rest of 2017, but also carrying over until September 2018, we can expect one or more regional wars (similar to the last two Gulf Wars), but no world war.  Further intensification and even expansion of the current cyber war with mainly piratical Russia pulling the levers, one or more major assassinations (President Kennedy, Malcolm X), some major accidents (Challenger disaster), major fires (Grenfell) including forest fires, increased violence and brute show of force (terrorists, Tiananmen Square), some major engineering or constructions projects announced or completed and the price of iron remaining in the doldrems.

Germany, Iran and the United Kingdom should demonstrate a short term focus while Russia basks in the limelight, undermining Western nations via the internet as much as possible.  The manmade islands of the South China Sea are liable to be the pawns in the games of the god of war.  The US gun users and lobby are having a field day, Trump is asserting his America First strategy which is straight out of the box of Aries archetypes.

With the Aries nano-age representing 1/1728 of an astrological age, we should not expect too much from such a small period, but as previous Aries nano-age periods indicate, these small periods can precipitate wars, conflicts and other issues that can last for many years and even decades.  It should also be expected that there are many smaller Aries events flooding the news as reports of bomb explosions, murder, death, accidents roll our way.

This focus upon Aries could be perceived as a deterioration in world affairs, but this pessimism is not based on facts or even the current reality in the world, it is based on the fact that the world is in a Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029 – 2059), and because we have recently also entered the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – 2029), approaching the zenith of power for Gemini, the sign that is opposite optimistic Sagittarius, the public mood has turned desultory and pessimistic, even though there has probably never been a better time to be alive than right now.


Details on the Major Wars and Conflicts since 1800 in Aries Nano-Ages

October 1811 – January 1813 – April 1814

The French invasion of Russia (June 1812 – December 1812) by Napoleon’s army was part of the Napoleonic Wars (1803 – 1815).  This was a disaster for the French who incurred 380,000 dead and 100,000 captured.  This was the final attempt at conquest by Napoleon and immediately following this period the War of the Sixth Coalition (March 1813 – May 1814) concluded the Napoleonic Wars and resulted in Napoleon being sent to exile.  Appropriately the Russians burnt Moscow in 1812 to deny the city to Napoleon, while the British burnt Washington DC in 1814 in the War of 1812.

The War of 1812 (1812–1815) was a conflict fought between the USA and the United Kingdom and their respective allies and is considered a part of the Napoleonic Wars.  On another continent, Simon Bolivar led 500 guerrillas to victory in Caracas, Venezuela.

June 1825 – August 1826 – November 1827

The Russo-Persian War of 1826–28 was the last major military conflict between the Russian and Persian empires which commenced in 1651 with five major episodes involved.  The war marked the end of the era of the Russo-Persian Wars, with Russia becoming the unquestioned dominant power in the Caucasus. Persia (Iran) was forced to cede swaths of territories that it has never regained.  Appropriate to Aries, sulphur friction matches were invented in 1827!

January 1839 – April 1840 – July 1841

The First Anglo-Afghan War was fought between British and Afghanistan from 1839 to 1842. The war is famous for the loss of 4,500 British and Indian soldiers, plus 12,000 of their camp followers, to Afghan tribal fighters, but the British defeated the Afghans in the concluding engagement.

The First Opium War (1839–42), also known as the Anglo-Chinese War, was fought between the United Kingdom and the Qing dynasty in China over their conflicting viewpoints on diplomatic relations, trade, and the administration of justice for foreign nationals in China. Behind the scenes the UK was selling opium grown in India to the Chinese to pay for Chinese tea and the Chinese wanted to stop the drug trade.  The Chinese were unsuccessful and the success by the UK resulted in the UK taking possession of Hong Kong “in perpetuity” and securing most favoured nation status.

However all was not peaceful in the UK.  In 1839 armed chartists threatened a working class revolt in northern England and the government had to respond by a show of military force to cow the Chartist revolutionaries.  In 1839 Goodyear developed vulcanization (heat process) to produce rubber.

September 1852 – December 1853 – February 1855

The Crimean War was a military conflict fought from October 1853 to March 1856 in which the Russian Empire lost to an alliance of France, Britain, the Ottoman Empire and Sardinia, a war noted for its “notoriously incompetent international butchery”.  The Crimean War was one of the first conflicts to use modern technologies such as explosive naval shells, railways and telegraphs.  This war included the famous Charge of the Light Brigade and Florence Nightingale’s introduction of modern nursing practices for the wounded soldiers.

April 1866 – July 1867 – October 1868

The Austro-Prussian War (the German War) was a war fought in 1866 between the German Confederation under the leadership of the Austrian Empire and its German allies on one side and the Kingdom of Prussia with its German allies on the other that resulted in Prussian dominance over the German states. This conflict also paralleled the Third Independence War of Italian unification.

Competitive Aries always likes a race, and the Great Tea Race of 1866 by clippers bringing tea from China to Britain was the penultimate clipper race and keenly followed by the press and punters.  The leader arrived only 28 minutes before the second clipper after a race of 14,000 miles and taking 99 days.  However, the writing was on the wall for clippers as a steamship doing the same route left 8 days later but arrived 15 days before the first clippers.

October 1894 – January 1896 – April 1897

The First Sino-Japanese War (August 1894 – April 1895) was fought between China and Japan, primarily over their influence in Korea.  After more than six months of unbroken successes by Japanese land and naval forces and the loss of the port of Weihaiwei, the Chinese government sued for peace in February 1895.

The First Italo-Ethiopian War was fought between Italy and Ethiopia from 1895 to 1896.  Italy’s defeat came about after the Battle of Adwa, where the Ethiopian army dealt the heavily outnumbered Italians a decisive loss and forced their retreat back into Eritrea. This was not the first African victory over Western colonizers, but it was the first time that Africans put a definitive stop to a colonizing nation’s efforts. According to one historian: “In an age of relentless European expansion, Ethiopia alone had successfully defended its independence”.

This period also witnessed the Hamidian massacres of Armenians by Turks and in 1895 between 100,000 and 300,000 Armenians were killed.  The Turkish leader, Sultan Abdul Hamid II, was appropriately labelled as the “great assassin”, “bloody Sultan”, and “Abdul the Damned”.[19]  The first modern Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece in 1896.

June 1908 – September 1909 – December 1910

The Mexican Revolution was a major armed struggle (c. 1910–1920) that radically transformed Mexican culture and government.  This armed conflict is often categorized as the most important socio-political event in Mexico’s history and one of the greatest upheavals of the 20th century; it resulted in an important program of experimentation and reform in social organization appropriately aligned with the incoming Aquarius micro-age (1910 – 1925).  Because this occurred in an Aquarius micro-age (1910 – 1925), it strongly suggests that Aquarius sits high on Mexico’s totem pole.

Only one month inside this Aries nano-age the Young Turk Revolution (July 1908) of the Turkish Ottoman Empire was when the Young Turks movement restored the Ottoman constitution of 1876 and ushered in multi-party politics in a two stage electoral system (electoral law) under the Ottoman parliament.  For the same reason as Mexico (above), and the communist revolution in Russia, this also suggests a strong Aquarius in Turkey’s signature.

Within months of the arrival of this nano-age, the first Model T Ford rolled off the assembly line and in the same year, the General Motors Corporation was formed.  In macro-astrology, motor vehicles are ruled by Aries, not Gemini, as the astrological gods view automobiles as projectiles!

In December 1908 Europe’s worst recorded earthquake occurred in Southern Italy killing between 75,000 and 200,000 people.  Also in 1908, work began on the first aqueduct to supply LA with water from a site 233 miles north east – a significant focus of the “Chinatown” movie made by Roman Polanski in 1974 starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway.

Terrorists have been around for a long time, and in 1909, terrorist worshippers of the Hindu god Kali (the goddess of destruction) killed a prominent Englishman.  In 1910, Portugese revolutionaries deposed the Portuguese monarch.

January 1922 – April 1923 – July 1924

The Irish Civil War (June 1922 – May 1923) was an internal conflict that followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State, an entity independent from the United Kingdom but within the British Empire.  The conflict may have claimed more lives than the War of Independence that preceded it, and left Irish society divided and embittered for generations. Even today, the two of the main political parties in the Republic of Ireland are direct descendants of the opposing sides of the war.

The para-military Klu Klux Khan experienced a resurgence and claimed to have one million members in 1923.  Hitler’s Nazi Party in Germany holds a rally in Munich and attempts to overthrow the government in the beer-hall putsch.

In 1923 fire destroyed half the city of Tokyo following the Great Kantō earthquake and over 100,000 died

September 1935 – December 1936 – March 1938

The Second Italo-Ethiopian War, was a colonial war that started in October 1935, after a battle in December 1934, and ended in May 1936. The war was fought between Italy and the Ethiopian Empire and this time the Italians won due to their superior weapons.  The Italian victory in the war coincided with the zenith of the international popularity of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini’s Fascist regime.  In 1935, the Nazi’s held all political power in Germany and the passing of the Nuremberg laws against Jews started the path to genocide.

The Spanish Civil War (1936 to 1939) is known as a struggle between democracy and fascism where democracy lost, though some historians consider it more accurately described as a struggle between extremists on the left and right. Ultimately, the Nationalists won, and Franco then ruled Spain as dictator for the next 36 years. The war was notable for the passion and political division it inspired and for the many atrocities that occurred including the execution of Federico Garcia Lorca – a famous international Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director . Organized purges occurred in territory captured by Franco’s fascist forces to consolidate the future regime and a significant number of killings took place in areas controlled by the defeated Republicans.

The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between China and Japan from July 1937 to September 1945.  After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the war merged with other conflicts of World War II as a major sector known as the China Burma India Theater.  The Second Sino-Japanese War was the largest Asian war in the 20th century and it accounted for the majority of civilian and military casualties in the Pacific War, with between 10 and 25 million Chinese civilians and over 4 million Chinese and Japanese military personnel dying from war-related violence, famine, and other causes.

A spectacular fire in 1936 burnt the Crystal Palace to the ground.  The Crystal Palace was originally built in Hyde Park, London to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.  After the exhibition, it was decided to relocate the Palace to an area of South London. It stood there from 1854 until its destruction by fire in 1936.  1854 is located in an earlier Aries nano-age (overflow) and therefore this can be viewed as another diachronic example.

April 1949 – July 1950 – October 1951

The Korean War (June 1950 – July 1953) began when North Korea invaded South Korea with the United Nations, led by the USA, sending in its military to aid South Korea. Following the retreat of North Korean forces, China came to the aid of North Korea, with some assistance from the Soviet Union (Russia). The agreement for the cessation of hostilities created the Korean Demilitarized Zone to separate North and South Korea, and allowed the return of prisoners. However, no peace treaty has been signed, and the two Koreas are technically still at war.  Other major events in this Aries period include the formation of the major military alliance NATO and McCarthy’s anti-communist crusade which was really just a brute show of political power.

December 1962 – March 1964 – June 1965

The Indonesian–Malaysian confrontation (or Borneo confrontation) was a violent conflict from 1963–66 that stemmed from Indonesia’s opposition to the creation of Malaysia after its independence from the UK colonial masters.  The confrontation was an undeclared war with most of the action occurring in the border area between Indonesia and East Malaysia on the island of Borneo (known as Kalimantan in Indonesia).

The Colombian Conflict (May 1964 – present) is a low-intensity asymmetric war between Colombian governments, paramilitary groups, crime syndicates, and left-wing guerrillas such as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), and the National Liberation Army (ELN), fighting each other to increase their influence in Colombian territory.  Two of the most important forces that have contributed to the Colombian conflict are multinational companies and the USA.

The Dominican Civil War (April 1965 – September 1965) started when civilian and military supporters of constitutionally elected former President Juan Bosch overthrew acting President Donald Reid Cabral. Allegations of foreign support for the rebels led to a United States intervention in the conflict, which later transformed into an Organization of American States occupation of the country.

The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 was a culmination of skirmishes that took place between April 1965 and September 1965 between Pakistan and India. The conflict began following Pakistan’s infiltratration of forces into Jammu and Kashmir to precipitate an insurgency against Indian rule. India retaliated by launching a full-scale military attack on West Pakistan. The seventeen-day war caused thousands of casualties on both sides and witnessed the largest engagement of armored vehicles and the largest tank battle since World War II.  Internationally, the war was viewed in the context of the greater Cold War, and resulted in a significant geopolitical shift in the subcontinent. Before the war, the USA and the UK had been major material allies of both India and Pakistan, as their primary suppliers of military hardware and foreign developmental aid. During and after the conflict, both India and Pakistan felt betrayed by the perceived lack of support by the western powers for their respective positions; those feelings of betrayal were increased with the imposition of an American and British embargo on military aid to the opposing sides

1963 saw the self-immolation ritual suicide of Vietnamese monks as protest against the conflict in Viet Nam.  The assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 is another example of classic Aries archetypes at work, and by 1965 a major race riot occurred in Watts, LA, and Malcolm X was assassinated by three members of the extremist Nation of Islam, an African American political and religious movement, which had excommunicated him in 1964.

May 1975 – August 1976 – October 1977

The Angolan Civil War was a major civil conflict in Angola, beginning in 1975 and continuing, with some interludes, until 2002. The war began immediately after Angola became independent from Portugal in November 1975.  The war served as a surrogate battleground for the Cold War and large-scale direct and indirect international involvement by opposing powers such as the Soviet Union, Cuba, South Africa and the United States was a major feature of the conflict.

The Lebanese Civil War was a multifaceted civil war in Lebanon, lasting from 1975 to 1990 and resulted in an estimated 120,000 fatalities. There was an exodus of almost one million people from Lebanon as a result of the war.

The Cambodian–Vietnamese War was an armed conflict with isolated clashes along the land and maritime boundaries of Vietnam and Kampuchea between 1975 and 1977, occasionally involving division-sized military formations. In December 1978, Vietnam launched a full-scale invasion of Kampuchea and subsequently occupied the country and removed the Khmer Rouge government from power.

The Indonesian invasion of East Timor began in December 1975, when the Indonesian military invaded East Timor under the pretext of anti-colonialism. The overthrow of a popular and brief Fretilin-led government later sparked a violent quarter-century occupation in which between approximately 100,000–180,000 soldiers and civilians are estimated to have been killed or starved.

The “Dirty War” was the name used by the Argentine Military Government for a period of state terrorism in Argentina from roughly 1974 to 1983, during which military and security forces and right-wing death squads in the form of the Argentine Anticommunist Alliance hunted down and killed left-wing guerrillas, political dissidents, and anyone believed to be associated with socialism. About 30,000 people disappeared, many of which were impossible to be formally reported due to the nature of the issue: state terrorism, commonly known as fascism.

December 1988 – March 1990 – June 1991

1989 was a turning point in political history because a wave of revolutions swept the communist Eastern Bloc in europe, starting in Poland with the beginning of a move towards private enterprise, coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in November, embracing the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Collectively known as the Revolutions of 1989, this heralded the beginning of the post–Cold War period. Also in 1989 was the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre by the Chinese government.

The US Invasion of Panama occurred between December 1989 and January 1990 by President George H. W. Bush ten years after a treaty was made to transfer control of the Panama Canal from the US to Panama by 1 January 2000.  During the invasion, de facto Panamanian leader, general, and dictator Manuel Noriega was deposed, and the Panamanian army was dissolved.

The First Gulf War (August 1990 – February 1991) was a war waged by coalition forces led by the USA against Iraq in response to Iraq’s invasion and annexation of Kuwait. An array of nations joined the coalition from 35 nations, the largest military alliance since World War II.  The war was marked by the introduction of live news broadcasts from the front lines of the battle.

The Rwandan Civil War was a conflict between the Rwandan Armed Forces and the rebel Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and was fought in two phases. The first phase began on 1 October 1990, with an RPF invasion of the north east of the country from Uganda. This phase ended on 4 August 1993, with the signing of the Arusha Accords. The war had its origins in the long-running dispute between the Hutu and Tutsi groups within the Rwandan population.

The Croatian War of Independence was fought from 1991 to 1995 between Croat forces loyal to the government of Croatia—which had declared independence from Yugoslavia —and the Serb-controlled Yugoslav army and local Serb forces, with Yugoslavian forces ending their combat operations in Croatia by 1992.  A majority of Croats wanted Croatia to leave Yugoslavia and become a sovereign country, while many ethnic Serbs living in Croatia, supported by Serbia, opposed the secession and wanted Serb-claimed lands to be in a common state with Serbia.  The war ended with Croatian victory, as it achieved the goals it had declared at the beginning of the war: independence and preservation of its borders.

The Somali Civil War is an ongoing civil war that grew out of resistance to the Siad Barre regime during the 1980s. By 1988–90, the Somali Armed Forces began engaging various armed rebel groups.  The clan-based armed opposition groups eventually managed to overthrow the Barre government in 1991.

At the very beginning of this period in December 1988 the infamous destruction of Pan Am Flight 103 which was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing a total of 270 people believed organised by the Libyan government.  A major rail crash occurred at Clapham Junction rail crash in London killing 35 and injuring 132.

August 2002 – November 2003 – January 2005

The Iraq War (Second Gulf War) was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein supposedly for hiding weapons of mass destruction that never existed. The conflict continued for much of the next decade as an insurgency emerged to oppose the occupying forces and the post-invasion Iraqi government.  An estimated 151,000 to 600,000 or more Iraqis were killed in the first 3–4 years of conflict.  The massive destabilization of Iraq by the USA and its allies has led to the formation of extreme terrorist groups such as ISIS and much destabilization in surrounding regions.

The War in Darfur was a major armed conflict in Sudan, that began in February 2003 when rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan, which they accused of oppressing Darfur’s non-Arab population. The government responded to attacks by carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Darfur’s non-Arabs. This resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians and the indictment of Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.

In October 2002 Jemaah Islamiyah militants detonated multiple bombs in two nightclubs in Kuta, Indonesia, killing 202 people and injuring over 300 in the worst terrorist act in Indonesia’s history.  In the same month Chechen rebels took control of a theatre in Moscow and held the audience hostage with at least 170 people killed following a Russian attempt to subdue the militants.

In 2003, it is believed that over 20,000 people died from a European heat wave.  The European Union expanded to 25 nations.  The Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry over Texas, killing all seven astronauts on board in 2003.  The World Health Organization issued a global alert on SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) when it spreads to Hong Kong and Vietnam after originating in China.  Aries is always associated with public health issues.  Mars, the ruler of Aries, made its closest approach to Earth in over 60,000 years.  The first six-party talks, involving South and North Korea, the United States, China, Japan and Russia, convene to find a peaceful resolution to the security concerns of the North Korean nuclear weapons program.  Israeli warplanes struck alleged Islamic jihad bases inside Syrian territory, the first Israeli attack on the country since the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

In 2004 the Dutch filmmaker Van Gogh was murdered by a radical Islamic Moroccan enraged by his films implied criticism of Islam. The Madrid train bombings by terrorists killed at least 192 people and Chechen school attack by terrorists resulting in more than 330 people being killed. Aries’ construction expertise is demonstrated by the opening of the world’s tallest bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central Mountains, France.  In December a massive Indian Ocean earthquake shook northern Sumatra with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). One of the largest observed tsunamis followed, affecting coastal areas of Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, killing over 200,000 people.  Finally Taipei 101, at the time the tallest skyscraper in the world, standing at a height of 1,670 feet (509 metres), was officially opened.


OTHER BLOGS by Terry MacKinnell

Demystifying the Aquarian Age

Generational Astrology

Aquarian Age Economics

Terry MacKinnell: Vedic-Western Fusion Astrologer

References & Citations

[1] Jon Henley & Olivia Solon, “’Petya’ ransomware attack strikes companies across Europe and US”, The Guardian, Wednesday 28 June 2017 00.55 AEST,  http://ow.ly/JpJp30d6JVG

[2] Specifically Pluto, Mars and Neptune according to Rex E Bills, “The Rulership Book”, Macoy Publishing, Richmond, Virginia, 1976, p107

[3] Alex Hern, Ransomware attack ‘not designed to make money’, researchers claim, The Guardian, Thursday 29 June 2017 00.08 AEST, https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/28/notpetya-ransomware-attack-ukraine-russia

[4] To date, no relationship has been found between planets and astrological ages and their sub-periods.

[5] Proposed by Timperman John, Facebook Mundane astrology group, 21 June 2017

[6] Bernadette Brady, “Bardy’s Book of Fixed Stars”, pp 71-4

[7] Theodore White, “ECLIPSE SEASON 2017” 20 June 2017, mundane Astrolog.Sci

[8] see “Age of Aquarius for Dummies

[9] Due to the growing influence of the massive Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148) as it develops its strength for its reign of glory in the Libra age-decan overflow (2148 – 2863), arguably the closest the world will come to a Golden Age compared to the last 5,000 years.

[10] “diachronic” means similar events but in different periods ruled by the same astrological influence, in this case Aries nano-ages and overflows.

[11] Hilary Clarke and Elizabeth Joseph, “’Unprecedented’ bush fires in South Africa leave 9 dead”, CNN, 8 June 2017, http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/08/world/south-africa-fires/index.html

[12] University of Colorado at Boulder, “New era of Western wildfire demands new ways of protecting people, ecosystems”, ScienceDaily, April 17, 2017, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170417182935.htm

[13] Chris Cillizza, “Pew poll: More people in the world have confidence in Putin than Trump”, CNN, 27 June 2017, http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/27/politics/putin-trump-confidence/index.html

[14] http://markets.businessinsider.com/commodities/iron-ore-price

[15] Pew poll: More people in the world have confidence in Putin than Trump. And yet, according to a new Pew survey of citizens in 37countries, more people have confidence in Putin to “do the right thing regarding world affairs” than say the same about Trump while 42% have confidence in the German Chancellor Angela Merkel.  http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/27/politics/putin-trump-confidence/index.html

[16] Daniel Boone. (2017, June 27), Wikipedia, Retrieved 01:05, June 29, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Daniel_Boone&oldid=787751177

[17] Terry MacKinnell, “Aries Sub-Ages”, 2017, https://macroastro.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/aries-sub-ages-by-terry-mackinnell-2017.pdf

[18] http://edition.cnn.com/2017/06/27/politics/putin-trump-confidence/index.html

[19] Armenian Genocide. (2017, June 18), Wikipedia, Retrieved 01:54, June 22, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Armenian_Genocide&oldid=786329909

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Warmer than Normal Weather for February 2017?

The Washington Post reported on February 2 unusual warmth expected for nearly all of North America in the next few weeks.[1]

Courtesy of the Washington Post "Capital Weather Gang"

Courtesy of the Washington Post “Capital Weather Gang”

Australia is experiencing its hottest February month since records commenced. [2]  The highest temperature recorded in Australia on Saturday 11 February 2017 was Ivanhoe in New South Wales at 47.6C (121.46 degrees Fahrenheit)— still shy of the statewide record of 49.7C  set in 1939 — while Penrith, Forbes and Williamtown all peaked above 45C (113F), breaking local records.  Interestingly, this is pointing to the first evidence of astrological collusion between the Moon and sub-periods of the astrological ages.

At any time, the world is in an age, age-decan, sub-age, sub-age decan, micro-age, micro-age decan, nano-age and nano-age decan.[3]  Currently the world is in an Aries nano-age (Mar 216 – Jun 2017) but each nano-age has three nano-age decans.  The key nano-age decan is currently the Leo nano-age decan and overflow (Aug 16 – Jan 17 – Jun 17) but the most powerful two months of this 10 month period is from January to March 2017 (equivalent to the 3rd quarter on the monthly lunation cycle from full moon to the 3rd quarter).

The Leo nano-age and nano-age overflow with the Leo quasi nano-age decan (at the top)

The Leo nano-age and nano-age overflow with the Leo quasi nano-age decan (at the top)

Historically, Leo periods in macro-astrology are associated with heat and drought.  It was during the Leo age and overflow (11,880 BC – 9603 BC – 7350 BC) that most of the 90 meter (300 feet) rise in the sea level occurred in ancient times following the end of the last glacial period.  The following is a slightly modified extract from my book, “The Dawning”[4]:

“The Sun ‘rules’ the sign Leo. The Sun includes heat and warmth…. Geologists have evidence that deglaciation resulted in the sea level rising over 90 meters (300 feet) in three steps. The first step began approximately 12,000 BC, almost exactly coinciding with the beginning of the Leo age. By the end of the Leo age (9600 BC), the oceans had already risen about 50 meters. The second step in the deglaciation process began at the start of the Leo age overflow and, by its end, the sea level had risen another 30 meters. When the Leo age overflow finished in 7350 BC, the average water level of the oceans was only about ten meters below today’s level. Therefore approximately 80% of the effects of deglaciation from rising temperatures coincided with the fiery Leo age overflow.”

Every time a Leo period arrives in the world, it is most common to see noticeable increase in the climatic effects of heat and droughts.  The current Leo nano-age and overflow may be a small 10 month period, but it wants to express its affinity towards its ruler – the Sun!

What is also of interest is that this hot or warmer February coincided with a Leo full moon (which was also an appulse lunar eclipse).  Any full moon is influential plus or minus one week of the exact full moon.  It is during this time that Australia has experienced its heatstroke, and warmer weather was also experienced in the USA and possibly the UK – and all this appears to be the result of the astrological collusion between the Leo nano-age and overflow with the Leo full moon.


[1]  Angela Fritz, “Unusual warmth projected for nearly all of North America in the next few weeks”, The Washington Post, 2 February 2017

[2] Christopher Knaus, “Australian weather: extreme heat sends bushfires raging across south-east – live”, The Guadian, Saturday 11 February 2017 17.58 AEDT

[3] The Age of Aquarius for Dummies

[4] “The Dawning”  http://macro-astrology.com/purchase/

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Camel Flu (MERS)

The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is slowly gaining traction, especially in South Korea since the end of May 2015.  Thailand has also just announced its first case.  This is a classic example of the sub-periods of the astrological ages in action.  In my recent 9/11 Astrological Anniversary WordPress post of 30 May 2015  I stated:

The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow, especially in its overflow period (October 2015 – March 2016), is likely to see…….  A minor public health threat could raise its head.

At the local level, the key influences in the world are currently:

  • Cancer quasi micro-age decan (July 2012 – June 2017)
  • Cancer quasi nano-age (May 2014 – August 2015)
  • Capricorn quasi nano-age (March 2015 – August 2015)
  • Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016)

Furthermore, since December 2014 the world has entered the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029).  For those readers unfamiliar with the above sub-periods of the astrological ages, please refer to The Age of Aquarius for Dummies.

The following is a graphic portrayal of the above sub-periods in play:

MERS Sub-periods 1506

All the above periods, including the new Gemini micro-age, are strongly implicated in MERS – and even more specifically to South Korea.  Firstly, the key factor is Cancer, as the world is at the peak of the Cancer micro-age and overflow bell curve (2000-2014-2029).  Not only is the world in this Cancer micro-age and overflow, it is also in the smaller 15 month Cancer quasi nano-age (May 2014 – August 2015).  Cancer always rules the middle of anything, and is the key sign for the Middle East.   MERS is also called camel flu, and camels originate from the Middle East.  Therefore the Middle East is a key contextual focal point in the world due to its association with Cancer.

The Capricorn quasi nano-age decan (March 2015 – August 2015) is mildly implicated as Capricorn is the specific zodiacal sign that rules camels.[i]  The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016) is strongly implicated as Virgo is always associated with public health issues.  To be fair with camels, it appears the virus originated in bats, and camels have only transmitted the disease.

Though MERS has been around since May 2013, it only accelerated in April 2014 and became an international newsworthy item since late May 2015, exactly aligned to the arrival of the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016).


The first case of a South Korean being infected was in May 2015, and 19 South Koreans have died as of 17 June 2015.[iii]   This suggests that MERS may be an issue in South Korea at least until around March 2016.

The new Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) is also implicated as firstly, Gemini rules lung diseases, and MERS is a viral respiratory infection.  Secondly, though I do not know the astrological signature for South Korea, anecdotal research suggests Gemini is a key sign for all of Korea (North and South).  Gemini, the Twins, indicates duality, and any split country is high on the list for an association with Gemini.

All the astrological ingredients are currently in place for MERS. The above indicates how predictions can be made using combination of sub-periods.  Normally, such an outbreak of MERS should have a limited life associated with the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow  (May 2015 – March 2016), but this situation is clouded not only by the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029) but also by the much larger Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2059) which is already in its more powerful Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059).  Gemini rules lung diseases and as such, we are entering a period of increased incidences of lung diseases.  Some will be due to the resurgence of TB, others will be due to pollution and in addition there will besome lung diseases due to the normal spread of diseases such as MERS.  MERS may just be a short term problem (5 to 10 months) associated with the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow  (May 2015 – March 2016), but if it picks up on the larger Gemini sub-age decan it could become entrenched as a long term chronic health issue.


[i] Rex E Bills, “The Rulership Book”, Macoy Publishing, Virginia, 1976, p 21

[ii] Phoenix7777 – Own work Data source: 알림> 보도자료 목록 – ‘메르스’ 검색결과 (in Korean). Ministry of Health and Welfare. The figures are based on the regular official report of the Central MERS Management Task Force, Ministry of Health and Welfare at the beginning of each day. Any reports during the day are not reflected to the figures. Data as of June 15, 2015

[iv] Territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Wikipedia, Retrieved  June 18, 2015, from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Territorial_disputes_in_the_South_China_Sea&oldid=667219589

Further resources from Terry MacKinnell



www.macro-astrology.com – details of purchasing the book available

Demystifying the Aquarian Age – General introduction to the astrological ages

Aquarian Age Economics  – Financial astrology based on macro-astrology 

FaceBook – keep up to date with what is happening

Online Institute of Macro-Astrology – details on how to learn macro-astrology

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9/11 Astrological Anniversary

The first minor though significant astrological anniversary of the 9/11 attacks upon America was in May 2015 (plus or minus a month).  The 9/11 terrorist attack occurred towards the end of a five month Capricorn nano-age decan (May – October 2001) within a Taurus nano-age (May 2001 – August 2002). For the first time since 2001, in 2014 the world again has experienced a Capricorn nano-age decan (Dec 2015 – May 2015) within a Taurus nano-age (Dec 2014 – March 2016).


“Firstplane” by The documentary film 9/11.

Table 1 displays all quasi-periods from 5 month nano-age decans to almost 60 years quasi sub-age decan associated with the 9/11 attack (see Age of Aquarius for Dummies for background information on quasi periods etc.):

Period Timeframe
Capricorn quasi nano age-decan Jul – Dec 2001
Gemini quasi nano-age Sep 2000 – Dec 2001
Leo quasi micro-age decan Aug 1997 – Aug 2002
Gemini quasi sub-age decan 2000 – 2059

Table 1 – quasi periods of 9/11

Quasi sub-age decans

A forensic review of the 9/11 attacks indicates that the most important element in Table 1 is the last item – the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 -2059), because at the beginning of the previous quasi sub-age decan, Japan attacked the USA in the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.  The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred at the beginning of the Scorpio quasi sub-age decan (August 1940 – February 2000).  Not only did both surprise attacks occur close to the beginning of these two quasi sub-age decans, they both started in a nano-age overflow of the same sign as the incoming quasi sub-age decan.

The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred in a Scorpio nano-age overflow (November 1941 – February 1942) at the beginning of the Scorpio quasi sub-age decan (1940 – 2000) while 9/11 occurred in the Gemini nano-age overflow (May 2001 – Aug 2002) of the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059).[i]  In both cases, the surprise attack on the USA occurred in the more powerful nano-age overflow period (which technically is in the second 15 month period of the respective quasi sub-age decans). The 9/11 attack was the first major astrological anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Nothing of a similar stature occurred at the beginning of the previous quasi sub-age decan which was the very beginning of the Pisces quasi sub-age decan in the period June 1882 to August 1883 in the Pisces nano-age overflow.  However, the USA was not THE international superpower in 1883.  In both 9/11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor, the USA was asleep at the wheel.  If this pattern persists, the next rude awakening for the USA will be at the beginning of the Aquarius quasi sub-age decan (2059 – 2118) with the comparable Aquarius nano-age overflow around 2060 to 2061. Will America be caught with its pants down three attacks in a row?

The next relevant pieces of information obtained from the 9/11 tack is displayed in Table 2.

Period Timeframe Overflow
Capricorn nano-age decan May – Oct 2001 Gemini
Taurus nano-age May 2001 – Aug 2002 Gemini
Pisces micro-age decan Feb 2000 – Jan 2005 Leo
Cancer micro-age Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 Leo
Gemini sub-age decan 1970 – 2029 Scorpio

Table 2 – 9/11 standard periods

Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014)

The first two items in Table 2 also occur in 2015, but the forth item, the Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014) deserves further attention.  The 9/11 attack was by disgruntled Islamists, and Cancer is the specific sign that differentiates the two main Pisces religions – Christianity[ii] and Islam.  The Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014) may have ended, but it has now moved into its more powerful phase – the Cancer micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029).  The combined Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) indicates Cancer’s period of power, and consequently everything associated with Cancer which includes Muslims, the Middle East, China etc.  Furthermore, the momentum created in this 29 year period will carry on past 2029 but will commence to be firmly opposed by the Capricorn micro-age decan overflow (2034 – 2039).  It is extremely unlikely that the Middle East and Islamic terrorism will settle down before 2034.

Based on the Cancer micro-age overflow (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) alone suggests that Islam, and disenchanted Muslims, are currently at their peak power in this Cancer cycle.  One way this has manifested is via ISIS[iii] who have carved out a fundamentalist Muslim ‘homeland’ in territories formerly controlled by Syria and Iraq.  The futility of trying to control this Cancer inspired Islamic force is even more futile now compared to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  History clearly indicates that in early revolutions against despotic powers and interests, revolutionaries often resort to fundamentalist religious policies but this does not last long.  For example, when Britain first experimented with democracy it had the equivalent of the Taliban take control under Oliver Cromwell.

“Cromwell is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British Isles, considered a regicidal dictator by historians such as David Sharp, a military dictator by Winston Churchill, but a hero of liberty by John Milton, Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Rawson Gardiner, and a class revolutionary by Leon Trotsky.”[iv]

In the same way that the Middle East is a battle ground between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Oliver Cromwell virtually declared war upon Catholics as his measures against Catholics in Scotland and Ireland were genocidal (or near-genocidal).  Is there anything occurring in the Middle East and Muslims nations that has not previously occurred in western nations when western nations were passing through the same socio-political evolutionary phase?

Pisces micro-age decan (Feb 2000 – Jan 2005)

This Pisces micro-age decan is a critical element in the forensic investigation of 9/11 as Pisces is at the top of USA’s totem pole.  It puts the USA in the astrological cross hairs.  It also provided the Republican administration the ability to deceive the public in linking the patriotic angst following the 9/11 attack into invading Iraq based on nothing other than entrenched insinuation for their own purposes (oil).  Pisces is the defining sign for the USA and the key element with Pisces is that it is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions.  This means that the USA is a combination of inspiration, idealism, Christianity, corporations (fake bodies) and theatrical antics (including Hollywood and Disneyland), but the other fish rules smoke and mirrors, deceit and deception, mob behavior and lack of clarity. Pisces’ compassion however is truncated by Capricorn sitting at third place on the totem pole.  Capricorn brings to the USA the conservative harsh unyielding attitudes strongly evident in about half of the states and overly represented in US policies.

With Pisces strong, and the conservative political elements stoking the fires of mob patriotism, the US administration was able to sway public opinion towards invading Iraq.  There was political justification for invading Afghanistan as that was the base for al Quada who planned and launched 9/11. The 2003 invasion of Iraq lasted from 19 March to 1 May 2003 and occurred in the more powerful Pisces quasi micro-age decan (Aug 2002 – July 2007) indicating that Pisces had increased in strength compared to its strength at the 9/11 attack.  Unfortunately for protagonists, it has been centuries since an invader has won a war, and the Iraq invasion has followed this pattern with a sizable portion of Iraq already fallen to ISIS – which almost makes al-Qaeda seem middle class in comparison.

Gemini nano-age decan overflow (May 2001 – August 2002)

Gemini also plays an important role in the 9/11 attack, as the main target was the Twin Towers. Secondly, the attackers had two key targets – the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and two passenger jets were aimed at both.  Thirdly, Gemini is in the 12th house position to Cancer – the sign of Islam and the Middle East.  The 9/11 attack set in place much of the death and destruction that has subsequently occurred in the Middle East since 9/11.  The more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed since the invasion of Iraq have experienced this 12th house phenomenon. The collapse and destruction of peace and security in the Middle East just seems to be growing by the year.

Gemini also sits at the 10th house position to America’s Pisces.  Therefore issues of America’s stature, prestige and position are the focus under Gemini.  The 9/11 attack was a strike at America’s pride and Gemini ensured that Pisces America was not going to turn the other cheek following 9/11, and following this event, it did whatever was necessary to show who was boss.

This Gemini nano-age decan overflow resonated with the powerful Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029) giving this Gemini nano-age decan overflow much power compared to run-of-the-mill nano-ages.

Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (May – October 2001 – March 2002)

The Capricorn nano-age decan (May – October 2001) is another key to the astrological understanding of 9/11 for a number of reasons.  Capricorn his high up on the total pole of the USA’s astrological signature – sitting at third place after Pisces and Aquarius.  Capricorn therefore also places a focus upon the USA.  However, Capricorn is opposite Cancer and so ‘stresses’ Cancer.  In the case of 9/11, this Cancer stress manifested itself by a group of disenchanted Muslims attacking America.  Anything associated with Cancer will be in attack or compromise mode due to the 7th house relationship between Capricorn and Cancer.

One to two months after the 9/11 attack, the Capricorn nano-age decan moved into its overflow mode for five months.  Capricorn demands respect, and this is what the USA demanded in this period when it attacked Afghanistan in response.

Virgo nano-age decan (Oct 2001 – Mar 2002)

Somewhere one or two months after 9/11 the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Oct 2001 – Mar 2002 – August 2002) also arrived (overlapping with the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (May – October 2001 – March 2002).  With the arrival of Virgo, opposite to the USA’s Pisces, the USA was also in 7th house fighting mode and consequently on the 7 October 2001 the USA and UK invaded Afghanistan to destroy al-Qaeda.  The USA achieved its objective, or enough of their objective for their satisfaction.  This was a ‘war’ the USA did not start and so they had the good fortune of winning it.

Other aspects of Virgo’s 7th house roles to Pisces America plus some other related issues are worth noting in this Virgo period.  In the first such act since World War II, in November 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order authorizing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the USA. In May 2002 the US State Department released a report naming Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria as the seven state sponsors of terrorism and thus highlighting its ‘enemies’. However on the other side of the coin, in December 2001 the People’s Republic of China was granted permanent normal trade status with the USA and also on the side of compromise, in May 2002 the USA and Russia sign the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to replace the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 and the START II Treaty of 1993.

Virgo is the sign of the police force.  In October 2001 the Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commenced disarmament after peace talks and in the following month the Police Service of Northern Ireland was established, replacing the controversial Royal Ulster Constabulary.  As an island nation and a divided country, Pisces has strong links to Ireland, and under Virgo it is either fight or compromise. In August 2002 European floods ravage Central Europe – with Europe strongly associated with Pisces and thus in ‘detriment’ in a Virgo period.  Under the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-2014-2029) fresh water floods are promoted.  During economic crisis in Argentina, its government effectively froze all bank accounts for twelve months which led to riots.  Argentina is provisionally associated with Leo and Aquarius with Virgo activating the 2nd house of money to Leo and the 8th house of loss and financial instability to Aquarius.

A common range of themes occurs in Virgo periods, and I will be examining each small Virgo period up to the present to demonstrate this diachronic effect.

Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Apr 2006 – Sep 2006 –Feb 2007)

In June 2006, the US Armed Forces withdrew from Iceland, thereby disbanding the Iceland Defense Force and indicating a kind of retreat when in its opposite sign of Virgo.  The first case Avian Flu in the United Kingdom occurred in April 2006, a Virgo health issue. Virgo demotes Gemini leaders and in November 2006 the former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging. Virgo is opposite Pisces drugs so it is appropriate that in December 2006 the Mexican military was sent in to the state of Michoacán to combat the drug cartels initiating the Mexican Drug War.

Virgo nano-age and overflow (April 2011 – July 2012 – October 2013)

The declaration by the USA of the end to the Iraq War in December 2011 is not only appropriate in a Virgo period, indicating a theoretical end to the conflict, but Virgo also ‘demotes’ anything associated with Gemini – the sign of Iraq.  In September 2012 a series of terrorist attacks were directed against US diplomatic missions worldwide. In the US, opinions were divided over whether the attacks were a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the provocative film Innocence of Muslims.  The death of the US ambassador to Libya created political tension in Washington DC heightening the conflict between Republicans and Democrats.  Assaults upon (Pisces) USA also occurred within its borders with the two bombs at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, in April 2013.  Finally the USA was undermined from within when in June 2013 Edward Snowden disclosed operations engaged in by a US government mass surveillance program to news publications and then he fled the country finding refuge in America’s arch foe – Russia.

In March 2011 the Syrian Civil War began with Syria believed associated with Gemini – Virgo ‘demotes’ anything associated with Gemini – especially the status and strength of their government and leader.  France also has a strong connection to Pisces and possibly Virgo and therefore on cue, in January 2013, the French military began a five-month intervention into the Northern Mali conflict, targeting a militant Islamist group.  Pisces is strongly related to both Islam and Christianity, and so it is appropriate that for the first time since 1415, a reigning pope resigned in February 2013.

Virgo is the sign of workers and in January 2013, 39 international workers and a security guard died in a hostage crisis at a natural gas facility in Algeria.  Again multiple archetypal connections coincide as gas is also Pisces.  Workers again were experiencing the brunt of Virgo in April 2013 when an eight-story commercial building collapsed near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, leaving 1,129 dead and 2,500 injured. The accident is the deadliest non-terrorist structural collapse in modern times and the third-worst industrial disaster in history.  Virgo is associated with workplace health and safety.

Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – October 2015 – March 2016)

The world is again in a Virgo nano-age decan and the influence of Virgo has already seen its first appearance.  On 18 May 2015, President Obama announced that the US Federal government will no longer automatically provide certain military equipment such as tracked armored vehicles, grenade launchers and bayonets to (Virgo) police departments.  Earlier this month the Justice Department announced a $20 million grant program for increasing the use of body cameras by police to make law enforcement more accountable.  Obama stated that “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people the feeling like there’s an occupying force as opposed to a force that’s part of the community,” he said to applause. “We’re going to prohibit some equipment made for the battlefield that is not appropriate for local police departments.”  The president’s action is part of a broader effort to relieve tensions between law enforcement and minority communities after the deaths of several black men at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; and other cities.[v]

We can expect more focus on police forces around the world over the next 10 months, especially from October 2015 onwards.  Currently, reactionary forces (i.e. including conservative police departments, President Putin, UK government, Tea Party Republicans etc) are in a temporary short period of strength due to the overlapping Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – May 2015 – Oct 2015).  Nevertheless the public perception is that the some US police recently have been shooting from the hip with little regard to the consequences.

The world is in the potent Cancer micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019) suggesting that it is community expectations and the rights of the common person that are strongly favored in this 5 year period – not reactionary forces aligned to Capricorn, but Capricorn can be in an aggressive mode in a Cancer period.  Interestingly, the news media seemed to have been caught off-guard with this new move by Obama who has stated that he intends focusing upon this issue for the rest of his term.  Words such as “unexpected” have been applied to this presidential move.  Anything sudden or unexpected is in a growth stage and favored from late 2014 until 2020 aligned to the Aquarius micro-age decan of the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029).

The Virgo-Pisces polarity was also demonstrated on Friday 29 May 2015 when Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road creator, was sentenced to life in prison.  The judge called Ulbricht “Dread Pirate Roberts”.  In addition to his prison sentence, Ulbricht was also ordered to pay a massive restitution of more than $183 million, what the prosecution had estimated to be the total sales of illegal drugs and counterfeit IDs through the Silk Road.  In a twist on Virgo-police connection Ulbricht’s defense team has already said it will seek an appeal in his case based in part on recent revelations that two Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents involved in the investigation of the Silk Road allegedly stole millions of dollars of bitcoin from the site.[v-b]  The heavy hand of Capricorn is also in play here and any retrial outside of the soon to end Capricorn nano-age decan overflow period as bound to produce a less draconian result.

In Australia, this Virgo period has already had an effect with Johnny Depp’s illegal entry of his two pet dogs[vi] into Australia while making the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  Multiple Virgo archetypes are involved – pets and biosecurity are Virgo.  Australia has a reputation for high biosecurity measures as many diseases around the world are not yet evident in Australia.  It is also worth noting that movie stars are ruled by Pisces, and in a Virgo period, Pisces movies stars (and movies) are in “detriment”.  It is very common near the beginning of any period in macro-astrology, that some notable event with archetypal relationship to the new period, no matter how frivolous, will make the headlines.


The world may be at the first minor astrological anniversary of the 9/11 attack in 2015 (and will repeat approximately every 14 years thereafter), but no major attack can be expected as this anniversary does not have the beginning of a quasi sub-age decan to propel it into a highly significant event as was the case in 2001.  The Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France in January 2015 was an anniversary echo of 9/11 brought forward to this anniversary year. Until the current Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow completes its cycle around October 2015, the world remains prone to a significant terrorist attacks, but not of the caliber of 9/11.

The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow, especially in its overflow period (October 2015 – March 2016), is likely to see the USA in an increasingly aggressive mode, most likely against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.  The police will come under increasing focus if they do not respect the (Cancer) common people.  A minor public health threat could raise its head.  This is now the peak time for an economic slump, particularly August to October 2015 due to the final stage of the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow.  Finally, an economic bubble or two are bound to be pricked, especially in the January to March 2016 period, most likely involving real estate and China. The Chinese real estate buying frenzy in Sydney, Australia is highly likely to burst.  Some monopolies and oligopolies are bound to be unmasked.  More economic insights into this Virgo period will be available at my other blog – Aquarian Age Economics.

External References

Photo – “Firstplane” by The documentary film 9/11. Via Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Firstplane.jpg#/media/File:Firstplane.jpg

[i] This is the first time I discovered (yet again) another important element in the mechanics of the ages.  All quasi sub-age decans (of approx. 59 years) commence with a (15 month) nano-age of the same sign giving the arrival of every quasi sub-age decan a special punch very close to its beginning.  This will echo through all quasi decans (e.g. quasi age-decans, quasi micro-age decans, quasi nano-age decans etc).  What this means is that quasi periods display an eccentric nature compared to standard periods in macro-astrology.  All standard periods in macro-astrology are weakest at their beginnings and strongest at their ends.  Quasi-periods buck this trend and have a punch at their beginning.  This will become important for rectification purposes (i.e. fine tuning the beginning of 5 month quasi nano-age decans which should ultimately enable further fine tuning of the beginning of the Age of Aquarius).

[ii] Christianity is also Pisces but sub-ruled by Scorpio.

[iii] Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

[iv] Oliver Cromwell. (2015, May 19). In Wikipedia, Retrieved 08:46, May 28, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oliver_Cromwell&oldid=663064616

[v] Jennifer Bendery, “President Barack Obama Bans Some Military-Style Equipment Provided To Police”, The Huffington Post, Politics, Posted: 05/18/2015 6:56 am EDT, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/18/obama-military-equipment-police_n_7304504.html

[v-b]  ANDY GREENBERG, “SILK ROAD CREATOR ROSS ULBRICHT SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON”, Wired, 05.29.15, http://www.wired.com/2015/05/silk-road-creator-ross-ulbricht-sentenced-life-prison/

[vi] “Barnaby Joyce blushes on The Project as Johnny Depp dog death threat goes global”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Entertainment, May 15, 2015 – 10:16AM, http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/barnaby-joyce-blushes-on-the-project-as-johnny-depp-dog-death-threat-goes-global-20150515-gh23um.html

Further resources from Terry MacKinnell

The Future of Capitalism in the Age of Aquarius

The Dark Cold Hand of Capricorn


www.macro-astrology.com – details of purchasing the book available

Demystifying the Aquarian Age – General introduction to the astrological ages

Aquarian Age Economics  – Financial astrology based on macro-astrologyng edge research into the astrological ages for astrologers

FaceBook – keep up to date with what is happening

Online Institute of Macro-Astrology – details on how to learn macro-astrology

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The Cold Dark Hand of Capricorn

The military styled executions at the offices of the French publication Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015 was kind of expected but a shock nevertheless.  A very significant astrological change occurred around December 2014 with the end of an almost 15 years Cancer micro-age[1] and the arrival of a 15 years Gemini micro-age.  I published On the Threshold of Aquarius on 4 January 2015 but the article was focused mainly upon the arrival of the Aquarius micro-age decan (December 2014 – December 2019) of the incoming Gemini micro-age.  Certainly the execution-styled murder of people associated with Charlie Hebdo was ‘in the stars’ because Aquarius breeds not only freedom loving revolutionaries but also reactionary (ultra-conservative) revolutionaries as well.  This is an uncomfortable fact either glossed over or ignored by many who think that the Age of Aquarius is somehow good whereas no zodiacal sign is only good but a mixture of positive, negative and neutral archetypes.  The attack on Charlie Hebdo had all the hallmarks of Aquarius – it was sudden, unexpected and carried out by fringe radical revolutionaries.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with the sub-period structure of the astrological ages, see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies

If we examine all the key signs associated with this event is becomes even clearer.  Firstly, the world is in the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) where Scorpio archetypes such as terrorism and revolutionaries are promoted.  Scorpio also indicates a time of great change, and very often this change is resisted because culture is conservative and always tries to maintain the status quo (culture is ruled by the 2nd house and relates to Taurus, the sign opposite Scorpio, and Taurus is the sign most resistant to change).  When western Christian nations went through their slow evolutionary separation of church and state, there was no ‘advanced’ nation or nations egging them on or disciplining them for being slow.  For non-western countries, the arrival of the global world reality in the 20th century with western values is doubly troubling because instead of a slow evolutionary change stretching over centuries, western values have been forced upon them over mere decades.  Cultures are conservative, and faced with what appears to be outside demonic forces trying to undermine their culture, many societies or groups within these societies will react badly but from their perspective, they are merely doing the right thing and protecting their culture from outside negative influences.  You must remember that only a few centuries ago Protestants and Roman Catholics were virtually killing each other on sight!

The worldwide cultural disintegration is not a one way trip into a black hole but a rebirth, but for societies faced with what appears to be the destruction of their historic cultural and religious values, it all looks like doom and gloom rather than a phoenix.  To add insult to injury, western nations have been riding roughshod over Islamic nations since relatively early in the 20th century, mainly in the quest for oil, and in the process western nations have supported anti-democratic governments throughout the Middle East and actively overthrown democratic Middle Eastern governments perceived as threats to the supply of oil through the capitalistic financial system (never get between the pig and the trough).  It is not a pretty picture, as western media, politicians and societies refuse to acknowledge their culpability in the ongoing desecration of Third World societies, many of whom are Islamic societies.  This is common as people are usually blind to the atrocities of their own society and hypersensitive to the actions of other cultures that are contrary to their own social values.

The invasion of Iraq and deaths of over a million Iraqis[2] demonstrated to Muslim populations the callousness of the West. Terrorists do not exist in a vacuum – there is much discontent amongst Muslims around the world against the West for one or a number of very valid reasons, and while most will merely accept or ignore this discontent, the extremists on the fringe will not. It is these extremists that are associated with Aquarius.

The world is currently at the apex of Cancer in the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-Dec 2014- 2019) similar to being at the peak of the bell-curve.  Cancer is the sign that is around the top of the totem pole for Islam and the Middle East.  Very quickly upon the arrival of the Cancer micro-age in 2000 the 9/11 attack established the new playing field with Muslims and the Middle East key players (China’s Cancer association also makes it a key player including Russia to a certain extent).  One political commentator noted that if it had not been Al-Quada attacking the USA in 2001 it was only a matter of time before someone from a range of disgruntled groups with valid grievances would have done something similar due to the underhanded and malicious treatment meted out to the world by the USA and its allies over the previous decades.  However, people put patriotism to their culture ahead of concerns for maltreated people in other lands and live in a fog of unreality which is reinforced by their fellow citizens so that such a fog is considered proper and normal.  If it also appears that your own society is ‘advanced’ other societies can be written off as backward.  Pisces is still the strongest influence in the world.

Adding Cancer to Scorpio and mix some salt and we see the volatile combination of difficult social, religious and political transition in many regions or the world; a focus upon Middle Eastern and Islamic nations; and terrorism by those who see no other avenue of addressing their grievances.  To this must be added the arrival of the Gemini micro-age around December 2014 which indicates a rise in religious tensions as Gemini is opposite Sagittarius and Sagittarius is the standard ruler of religions.  Gemini invokes the 7th house confrontation mode for religions, so while many ‘advanced’ societies will continue to push religion away from the center under Gemini, traditional religious adherents will increase their desire to fight back.  It was under the previous Gemini micro-age (1851-66) that the Americans had their Civil War, and as one historian stated, the American Civil war was the first modern war of religion as both sides went to war over their different perspectives on how God viewed slavery.  There is nothing that the Muslim religious extremists are doing that western culture with its Christianity has not previously experienced in sinking to the depths of depravity in the name of God.

The arrival of the Gemini micro-age around December 2014 also brought with it the sign Aquarius – the first micro-age decan encountered in the Gemini micro-age (see On the Threshold of Aquarius).  Details about this Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (2014-2019-2024) indicate an increase in intensity, sudden and unexpected events and the growth of revolutionary and reactionary forces in societies.  Under Aquarius, mainstream society (ruled by Aquarius opposite sign Leo) is always under its greatest threat as fringe elements can have far greater effect on societies than the norm. This was why the fringe Nazi’s were able to dominate Germany in the last Aquarius micro-age overflow (1925 – 1940).[3] The revolutionary spirit of Aquarius is also a volatile mix with the revolutionary spirit of Scorpio, sitting in the background for almost the next 150 years.  We are not entering a time of peace yet, nor are we entering a time of war, but we are in a time of deep societal change and terrorism!  The attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris is astrologically poignant as Paris is the City of Light, and light is Leo.  In an Aquarius time, the energy wants to turn off the lights!

The plot really deepens when we drop down two levels below micro-age decans.  The first decan of the Gemini micro-age is Aquarius, but the first nano-age is Taurus (December 2014 – March 2016).  This Taurus nano-age also has three nano-age decans, and the first nano-age decan is a Capricorn nano-age decan (Dec 2014 – May 2015) followed by the Capricorn nano-age decan overflow (May – Oct 2015) with the peak of this small Capricorn bell-curve (Mar to August 2015) which technically is called the Capricorn quasi nano-age.  Capricorn is a dark sign associated with the dead hand of Satan (on the archetypal level only).  Capricorn demands obedience to authority and to tradition.  Capricorn was the dominant sign at the time of the Spanish Inquisition and the Catholic Church behaved as if Satan was on its throne.

A quick examination of previous Capricorn nano-age decans and overflows may shed some light upon the situation.  The last Capricorn nano-age decan was the middle decan of a Virgo nano-age (April 2011 to July 2012) with the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (Sep 2011-Feb 2012-Jul 2012).

  • September 2011 – India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute. (India is traditionally linked to Capricorn).
  • September 2011 – The European Union announces an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a write-down of 50% of Greek bonds. (This is a typical dour note associated with Capricorn).
  • December 2011 – Samoa and Tokelau move from east to west of the International Date Line, thereby skipping December 30. (Time is always ruled by Capricorn).
  • January 2012 – The European Union adopts an embargo against Iran in protest of that nation’s continued effort to enrich uranium. (Dealing with typical Capricorn bad news.)
  • February 2012 – Eurozone finance ministers reach an agreement on a second, €130-billion Greek bailout. (Ongoing bad financial news appropriate for Capricorn)
  • July 2012 – In the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power. (Another focus upon Capricorn India plus ‘loss’ or ‘shortage’)
  • September 2012 – A series of terrorist attacks are directed against US diplomatic missions worldwide and some European allies. In the US, opinions are divided over whether the attacks are a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador. (The USA is associated with Capricorn and the Middle East with its opposite sign Cancer.)[4]

I will skip an examination of the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Apr 2006 – Jul 2007 – Oct 2008) as this is too powerful compared to a Capricorn nano-age decan.  The next Capricorn nano-age decan is found as the first decan of the Taurus nano-age (May to August 2001) with the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (May – Oct 2001 – Mar 2002).  Nano-age decans will equally color an event associated with a different zodiacal sign as much as provide an event directly associated with the nano-age decan.  This is the case with the 9/11 attack on the USA.  The major theme here is the Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000-Dec 2014) which placed Muslim, Middle East and Chinese issues at the top of the totem pole.  The Gemini nano-age overflow May 2001 to August 2002 provided the archetypal relationship to Gemini specifically the attack on the ‘twin towers’.  In addition, Gemini sits at the 12th house position to Cancer, the sign associated with Islam and the Middle East.  The 12th house brings problems, especially ‘self-made’ problems, and the Muslim world has suffered, one way or another, ever since.  Certainly the 9/11 attack brought a serious somber mood to the world and the beginning of what could be called an extender downer period with the Afghan and nonsensical Iraq invasions soon to follow.

  • May 2001 – In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an attempt is made to reconstruct the Ferhadija mosque but in a mass riots by Serb nationalists, 300 elderly Bosnian Muslims are beaten and stoned. (Capricorn opposing Cancer Islam)
  • May 2001 – Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 16, becomes the youngest person to summit Mount Everest. (Capricorn rules mountains)
  • June 2001 – Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal kills his father, the king, his mother and other members of the royal family with an assault rifle and then shoots himself in the Nepalese royal massacre. (Capricorn upper class and assault)
  • June 2001 – George W. Bush signs the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the first tax cut of a series now known as the Bush tax cuts. (Distinctly favoring the Capricorn upper class in the USA)
  • July 2001 – The 27th G8 summit takes place in Genoa, Italy. Massive demonstrations are held against the meeting by anti-globalization groups. One demonstrator is shot dead and several others are badly injured during a police attack on a school used by the protesters as their headquarters. (General oppression by Satanic forces)
  • September 11 – 2,997 people are killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • October 2001 – The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations.
  • October 2001 – SIEV X sinks en route to Christmas Island, killing 353 people (Cancer is ruler of boats)
  • October 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law (Typical oppressive dark laws associated with top-down control of such dubious nature that many provisions were later deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court)
  • December 2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection – the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history to that time. (Typical Capricorn loss and bad news)
  • December 2001 – During economic crisis in Argentina government effectively froze all bank accounts for twelve months which led to riots.
  • December 2001 – The Parliament of India is attacked; 12 are killed. This brings India and Pakistan to the brink of war. (Capricorn is always associated with India)
  • December 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the US withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. (The forces of darkness again on the rise)
  • December 2001 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States (Cancer China and Capricorn US)
  • February 2002 – Godhra train burning: 59 Hindu pilgrims die aboard the Sabarmati Express train burned by Muslim extremists at Godhra in the Indian state of Gujarat, starting the 2002 Gujarat violence. (Capricorn India again with Cancer Muslims in 7th house aggressive mode)

Taking both Capricorn nano-age decan periods into account, we should expect one or more notable events associated with India, some bad financial news, perhaps a change involving time or calendars, incidents involving major mountains, oppressive laws that curtail democratic freedoms, favoritism towards the rich elite (i.e. reduction in tax paid by corporations and the rich), aggression towards and by Islamic associated groups, major shipping  accidents, suppression and oppression of the (Cancer) general public and the general public is in a bad mood or feeling insecure.

There have been numerous random attacks recently by disaffected Muslims but these have been undertaken by lone wolves usually with mental disorders (also ruled by Cancer).  The arrival of the Aquarius micro-age decan introduced a new angle, one that does not require mental instability even though there are sure to be more atrocities carried out by mentally disoriented and disgruntled fringe dwellers taking their revenge upon the Great Satan of western society. In the current scenario, the dark conservative forces have been unleashed, allegorically like unleashing the kraken. The darkest part will not last long, but it could get worse before it gets better later in 2015 (i.e. post March 2015).  We should expect dour and somber development until around October 2015.  Like the first Capricorn nano-age decan encountered in the new Cancer micro-age (2000-14), the current Capricorn nano-age decan sits at the beginning of the new Gemini micro-age (2014-29) so we should definitely see some major change introducing a different twist associated with Gemini, and not necessarily associated with the Capricorn period (analysis of possible Gemini developments requires a separate post).  The Capricorn nano-age decan resides in the Taurus nano-age, which is overall, a placid and peaceful sign.  After some possible copycat terrorist events over the next few months, relative calm should return until the arrival of the following Aries nano-age around March 2016.  Aries is never a calm time!  In the last Aries nano-age (Aug 2002 – Nov 2003) the Coalition of the Stupid invaded Iraq on 19 March 2003! The West is paying for this ongoing stupidity now while their populations behave like ostriches pushing their heads deeper in their delusionary hole of ‘innocence’.  This is the real recipe for disaster.

Democratic nations may be democratic within their own borders, but outside of their borders, democracies can unleash all forms of barbarism.  Michael Leunig, one of Australia’s most famous cartoonists, classically described this situation in a cartoon showing a number of bombers dropping masses of bombs with the countless falling bombs spelling out “the terrorism of the privileged and powerful”[5] with the landscape below being bombed to smithereens.  Until the democratic West respects other regions of the world (Capricorn), it can expect terrorists in their midst.

In summary, the terrorist attack is associated with an archetypal war between Capricorn and Aquarius which is strong all the way through to about October 2015.  In this archetypal war, western culture is primarily relating to the Aquarius’ democracy and free speech archetype and extremist Islamic terrorists are primarily relating to the Capricorn archetype of respect as while the West sees free speech as a right and a societal bedrock, this is not a strong reality in most of the world, and in the absence of democracy, respect is the glue that holds or controls society. Over the long run, the Aquarius archetypes will win, but not within our lifetimes.


[1] Each astrological age of some 2,160 years has 12 sub-ages of around 179 years each.  Each sub-age has 12 micro-ages (of some 15 years each).  Each micro-age has 12 nano-ages (of some 15 months each).  Each age, sub-age, micro-age and nano-age can be divided into three decans.  The smallest period identified to date with clear associations to developments in the world are 5 month nano-age decans, referred to in the above.

[2] Iraq War. Wikipedia, Retrieved 08:16, January 9, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Iraq_War&oldid=641270532

[3] Overflow Effect – the momentum of any age or sub-period of an age period will carry over into the following period, but the effects of the new period will not occur in advance. As a consequence any astrological age is like a wave that breaks at its end. At the end of any age or sub–period its momentum peaks and washes over the next period. Therefore in the current Aquarian Age the influence from the previous Pisces age peaked at 1433 AD, and this influence washes over the Aquarian Age while Aquarius is building up its own momentum. The Overflow Effect is particularly strong in the first half of the following period

[4] All these events are directly taken from Wikipedia entries for 2011 and 2012

[5] Michael Leunig, “The Essential Leunig”, Viking, p 141

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