The European (& American) Economic Crisis & the Libra Nano-Age

The economic crisis affecting a large swathe of Europe may provide strong support that the Libra nano-age is creating its mark.  Time magazine recently included as a cover story Why Europe Can’t Get Off The Ground[1] and then proceeds to provide more details in its contents page with: Continental Drift With its debts, deficits and other economic woes, Europe has become the world’s greatest post-recessionary problem. From a top down analysis of the world economic situation, Europe appears to be having the greatest problem in 2010, with the USA in second place. This may very well be symptomatic of the Libra nano-age.

If you refer to my previous blog – At the Cutting Edge of the Aquarian Age I provide the theoretical division of each astrological ages into three age-decans (approx. 720 years each) and twelve sub-ages (approx 179 years each with four sub-ages per age-decan).  Each sub-age also has twelve micro-ages (approx. 15 years each) and each sub-age has twelve nano-ages (approx. 15 months each).  Based on my rectification of the Aquarian age arriving in 1433 AD – or up to two years earlier – currently the world should be in a tiny little Libra nano-age (lasting 15 months) commencing in 2010 at the latest.

You may consider a 15 months period in an astrological age that lasts some 2150 years is of no consequence – but research clearly indicates that this is not the case.  In addition, at various times, certain signs become more influential than other signs.  Currently this applies to Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Aquarius and Pisces because for each of these signs the world is currently in a larger period ruled by that sign. I call this effect ‘resonance’. The current Libra nano-age has resonance.  Firstly it resonates with the Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148), secondly it resonates with the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148) of the Aquarian age.  Any small period that has resonance can have much greater influence compared to many of the other periods of the same magnitude.

The link between the Libra nano-age (2010-2011) and the economic turmoil in Europe is via the sign Aries.  Aries is the opposite sign to Libra.  In a Libra period, Aries archetypes are in detriment, opposition or just at the wrong place at the wrong time.  It was during my current revision of my soon to be published book on the astrological ages (see that I rediscovered the Aries connection to Europe. Ancient Rome was the empire of the Aries-Pisces age (732 BC – 1433 AD) with Aries the senior partner – Europe was its successor.

To a certain extent Europe inherited the Aries (and Pisces) signature in its astrological make-up from Ancient Rome. Aries is not the primary sign for Europe – the strongest sign for the whole of Europe is Pisces, with Capricorn affecting the south and east of Europe and Virgo affecting the north and west of Europe.  Furthermore Ptolemy assigned Aries to the Europeans (rightly or wrongly) suggesting that Aries and Europe share some common traits at least.

If Aries can be pinned to Europe (like some kind of cosmic pin the tail on the donkey) then this will place Europe on the back foot in a Libra period – no matter how small the Libra period.  Certainly Europe is experiencing greater economic woes in 2010 compared to any other region in the world.  Not only are European countries swimming in debt, but this debt has severely increased since 2006. Italy and Greece now have projected debt at the end of 2010 of 135% and 139% respectively of their Gross Domestic product (GDP).  In other words they will owe well over their economic output for a full year.  Other European countries projected to owe between 90% and 100% of their GDP are France, Portugal, Ireland and Great Britain. Finally, economists expect the growth in Europe in 2010 to be only 1%, well below the forecast for the USA.

What we are witnessing here is the Aries pedigree for Europe in conflict with the current Libra nano-age.  If so, this problem should not be long lasting, with a 15 to 30 months time-frame – the length of a nano-age and its overflow.  It could all be over by as early as mid 2011 – or as late 2012 in a worse case scenario. The shift from the Libra nano-age and overflow (2101 – 2012) to the overlapping Virgo nano-age and overflow (2011 – 2013) should see a strengthening of the north and western European countries as these countries historically have sympathies to Virgo.  This is despite the fact that Virgo is the opposite sign to Pisces – the primary sign for the whole of Europe.  It should be noted that all the European economic basket cases (except perhaps Ireland) are the southern peninsula countries of Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal that are in the Capricorn European bloc.

I first became aware of the relationship of nano-ages and the fate of countries early in the GFC when Australia avoided going into recession unlike most First World countries.  A primary sign in Australia’s astrological signature is Sagittarius.  The Sagittarius nano-age (plus its overflow) ruled the period 2007 to 2010.  Therefore the Sagittarius nano-age positively resonated with a key part of Australia’s astrological signature and it therefore it escaped the worst vicissitudes of the GFC.  This is also reflected in the strong Australian dollar of recent times.

The reason the USA continues to be sluggish in its recovery from the GFC, but nowhere near as sluggish as the Europeans, is that it inherited Aries from Europe but at the second generation. If Europe is the child of (Aries) Ancient Rome then the USA is the grandchild of Ancient Rome. Therefore while Aries remains strong in the USA (guns, guns and more guns as one example), the Aries influence is one step removed compared to Europe. On the level of debt, the USA demonstrates the same maligned economic influence of many of the worst European countries – the USA debt level increased from around 55% of GDP in 2006 to 95% projected by the end of 2010.  However the USA forecasted growth from 2010 is much better.

Unfortunately the USA does not have Virgo in its astrological signature to fall back upon when the nano-age baton is passed on from Libra to Virgo in contrast to the Virgo bloc in Europe.  Virgo is the opposite sign to Pisces, and while Pisces is strong in Europe, it is even stronger in the USA.  Pisces is the prime zodiacal sign for the USA (with Aquarius in second place).  The USA may be better off than Europe in 2010, but this may not be the case in 2012 and 2013.

Despite the uncertainty of America’s economic recovery in comparison to Europe, the variation in response to the after effects of the GFC between Europe and the USA strongly supports the evidence that the world is definitely somewhere within the Libra nano-age or overflow that I have speculatively assigned the period 2010 to 2013.  However the Libra nano-age may have arrived as early as 2009.  Are we seeing in Europe (and the USA) the effects of the Libra nano-age or the Libra nano-age overflow?  Only time and more research will tell.

[1] Time, Vol. 176, No. 2, July 12,2010 (Australia)

Note: all economic data for this blog entry sourced from Time, Vol. 176, No. 2, July 12,2010 (Australia)

About Terry MacKinnell

Terry MacKinnell has been studying astrology since 1971 and has been focussed upon the precessional ages such as the Age of Aquarius since 1987. He is also a Vedic-Western fusion astrologer.
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