Virgo continues to entrench itself in recent world affairs, but mainly through its opposition to Pisces. This is understandable as Pisces is the main sign in the world from 1433 AD to at least 2503, so Pisces becomes the reference or fulcrum point. A number of issues are highlighting the Virgo-Pisces axis. These include the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia, the shooting of a Negro youth in Florida by a vigilante, and the ongoing pressure specifically applied to Greece’s financial woes.
Ships are Cancer but the oceans are ruled by Pisces. Oceanic travel is therefore not favoured in a Virgo time, and the spectacular partial sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is further garnered under Pisces due to rumors of cocaine use by the ship’s captain – all drugs are ruled by Pisces. The shooting of a Negro youth in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer (vigilante), early in 2012 invokes the Pisces connections to Negroes due to their history of (Pisces) slavery. He was killed because he looked “suspicious”. Pisces rules mob-rule, and though the mob in this case was one person, the fact that summary justice was executed by a sole person does not prevent it from mob-rule. This ability to kill someone in cold blood with immunity has obviously been condoned by the Florida state government backed by the general populace – the mob.
Prisons are Pisces, and the death of 360 inmates in Honduras in February 2012 again invokes the Virgo-Pisces divide, especially as it was revealed that the prison guards would not unlock the prisoners at risk as the fire spread. A small revisiting of the oil crises of the 1970s under the Virgo micro-age (1970-85) occurred in February 2012 when Iran suspended oil exports to Britain and France in retaliation for sanctions against Iran by the European Union and the USA.
Virgo sits at the 4th house position to Gemini – the sign of books and co-ruler of encyclopedias. In March 2012, after 244 years of publication, the Encyclopædia Britannica discontinued its print edition – offering only an online version instead. Demotions sit well with the 4th house.
The Virgo nano-age and overflow (2011-13) starts as the Libra-Virgo nano-age (2011-12) and concludes with the Virgo-Leo nano-age 2012-13. However the change between the two reflects a more powerful change, the shift from the Scorpio quasi-micro-age decan (2007-12) to the Cancer quasi micro-age decan (2012-2017/8) with each lasting about 5 years. The demarcation should be marked by the end of the GFC, tightly associated with the Scorpio quasi-micro-age decan. There are strong signs the GFC is coming to a close. The secondary demarcation is the arrival of the Leo nano-age sometime in 2012. Leo favors the mainstream over revolutionaries. Does this mean that President Assad of Syria will win the first round against the Syrian democracy movement? Will Mitt Romney beat Barak Obama for the 2012 presidential elections as a mainstream candidate? Even the election of centrist Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential candidate over other extreme-right candidates suggests a moderating Leo influence. Leo is a bright sign, will the world brighten up by the end of 2012?