Air Travel & the Sagittarius Nano-age Decan and Overflow (January 2013- October 2013)

Before making any predictions associated with the Sagittarius Nano-age Decan and Overflow (January 2013- October 2013) and air travel, it is prudent to examine as many previous Sagittarius periods as possible.  At this point my main focus is upon the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010) as a pointer for what we may expect in the current Sagittarius Nano-age Decan and Overflow (January 2013- October 2013).

For those new to this topic, the astrological ages behave like a multi-layered onion:

  • each astrological age (approx. 2,150 years) has 12 sub-ages of approx. 179 years each
  • each sub-age has 12 micro-ages of approx. 15 years each
  • each micro-age has 12 nano-ages of approx. 15 months each
  • all the above periods can also be divided into 3 equal sections called ‘decans’
  • therefore, each nano-age has three decans of approx.. 5 months each.
  • Since 1443 AD the world has been in the Aquarian age (1433-3574)
  • Since 1970 the world has been in the Libra sub-age (1970-2148)
  • Since 2000 the world has been in the Cancer micro-age (2000-15)
  • In 2012 the world transitioned from the Scorpio quasi micro-age decan to the Cancer quasi micro-age decan

The following table displays the nano-ages in force from 2005 to the end of the Cancer micro-age in 2015:

From

To

Nano-Age

2005

2006

                      Aquarius

2006

2007

                      Capricorn

2007

2008

                    Sagittarius

2008

2010

                         Scorpio

2010

2011

                            Libra

2011

2012

                            Virgo

2012

2013

                              Leo

2013

2015

                          Cancer

Based on the above table, for most of 2013 the world is in a Leo nano-age, and the Leo nano-age has three decans.  Sagittarius is the middle decan of the Leo nano-age.  The purpose of examining the previous Sagittarius nano-age overflow (October 2008 – January 2010) is to confirm even earlier research into Sagittarius micro-ages and micro-age decans.  This should provide some clarification on the current Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (January 2013- October 2013).  The research into micro-ages and their decans some years ago revealed the following archetypal relationships to Sagittarius: flight and air travel, railways (long distanced), foreign lands, economic booms, philosophers and religions.  The key dates for the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010) include:

  • Sagittarius nano-age: (July 2007 – October 2008)
  • Sagittarius nano-age overflow (October 2008 – January 2010)
  • Sagittarius quasi nano-age (March 2008 – May 2009)

Initially when I first reviewed the raw data, I assumed that airplane crashes were significant in the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010).  However, once I compared airplane crashes in this Sagittarius period with crashes before and after , it was found that airplane crashes are steadily and consistently reducing over time (for every passenger/mile flown).   But there were some incidents, crashes and airline events that gained much greater attention during the Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010).

For example, in August 2007, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was going to resume the flight exercises of its strategic bombers in remote areas. These flights had been suspended in 1991 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.  At the high point of this Sagittarius period Delta Air Lines merged with Northwest Airlines in October 2008 forming the world’s largest commercial carrier.  In June 2009, Air France Flight 447, en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board.  The accident was the deadliest in the history of Air France.  It was also the Airbus A330’s second and deadliest fatal accident, and its first while in commercial passenger service.

Australia’s Qantas airline has an enviable safety record, but even during this Sagittarius period it experienced some serious incidents, which however, did not end in crashes or fatalities.  In July 2009 a Qantas Boeing 747-438 flight, en route from Hong Kong to Melbourne, performed an emergency descent and landed in Manila after a hull penetration resulted in rapid decompression.  In October 2009 another Qantas flight, this time an Airbus A330-300 on route from Singapore to Perth, made an emergency landing in Exmouth, Australia following a rapid descent that left over 70 people injured, 14 of them seriously.

The most famous crash in this Sagittarius period occurred in January 2009 when US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320, was struck by a flock of geese and was forced to ditch in the Hudson River just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City.  The Airbus experienced total engine failures due to multiple bird strikes soon after take-off, but there were no fatalities.

There is an oblique connection between two previous Sagittarius periods and the release by the Scottish government of a prisoner associated with the famous Pan Am Flight 103, commonly referred to as the Lockerbie bombing that occurred in December 1988 – the first month of both an Aries nano-age (Dec 1988-Mar 1990) and a Sagittarius nano-age decan (Dec 1988-Apr 1989).  The Lockerbie bombing combined the archetypes of Aries (bombs) and Sagittarius (international flight).  In 2009 in the Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010),  Abdelbaset al-Megrahi who had been imprisoned for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, was released by the Scottish government on compassionate grounds as he had terminal prostate cancer and doctors’ believed he had only three months to live. He returned to his native Libya with a hero’s welcome and survived for a further three years.[i]

Not all associations are easy to find, but the following graph clearly describes the woes experienced by Boeing as it passed through all Sagittarius periods.  Every dip in the red line (portraying the delivery of Boeing 737 series aircraft) is linked to a Sagittarius period.  Commencing with the Sagittarius nano-age decan (Dec 1988-Apr 1989) the production of the Boeing 737 series deliveries experienced a dip in 1989.  The five year downturn experienced by Boeing 737 series deliveries from 1991 to 1996 coincides reasonably closely with the Sagittarius micro-age decan overflow (1990-95). The dip in 2000 is aligned to the Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (April 1999 – February 2000).  The 2002 and 2003 production fall aligns with the Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (Aug 2002 – June 2003).  The 2008 production fall aligns with the Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010).[ii]

Airbus versus Boeing.fw

  • Red – Boeing 737 series deliveries
  • Green – Airbus A320 family deliveries

At each and every Sagittarius period on this graph the delivery of the Boeing 737 series aircrafts suffered.  Compared to Boeing, Airbus is not so closely associated to Sagittarius but it did suffer in the powerful Sagittarius micro-age decan overflow (1990-95).[iii] There is a very good reason why there is a differentiation between Boeing and Airbus (see postscript).

Boeing also suffered problems with its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner.  The Dreamliner is Boeing’s most fuel-efficient airliner and the world’s first major airliner to use composite materials as the primary material in the construction of its airframe.  Originally planned to enter service in May 2008 (during the previous Sagittarius period), the project suffered from multiple delays.  The maiden flight, that was delayed by six months, was further delayed by three months to the end of the second quarter of 2008.  The first Dreamliner customer, All Nippon Airways, had its first 787 delayed until early 2009, nine months later than originally planned.  The airliner’s maiden flight took place on December 15, 2009 but the aircraft suffered from early in-service problems, notably fires on board related to its lithium-ion batteries. In January 2013, the first month of the current Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (January 2013- October 2013), the FAA grounded all 787s in the USA and Japan, India, Chile followed suit.  The 787 returned to passenger service on April 27, 2013 with Ethiopian Airlines.

Conclusion

The above analysis of international air travel, airlines and closely associated issues in the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010), with references to an even earlier Sagittarius period and the current Sagittarius period, supports the archetypal connection between these small Sagittarius’ periods and international air travel, airlines and associated issues.  Therefore during the remainder of the current Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (January 2013- October 2013) we should expect a minor increase in issues (both positive and negative) associated with international air travel and airlines.  The current Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (January 2013- October 2013) is exponentially less powerful than the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010) so we are not looking for major long-term developments or changes.  We should expect a plane crash (or two) to draw greater attention than normal, issues related to production of planes and the viability and machination of airlines and airplane productions.  The return to service of the 787 Dreamliner in April 2013 is part of the current Sagittarius focus.

Post Script

Boeing was established in 1916 in the Aquarius micro-age (1910-25) – but the greatest influence within this micro-age was from the Gemini micro-age decan and overflow (1910-20).  With Gemini strong in Boeing’s signature, Boeing has a love/hate relationship to Sagittarius – the sign of airplanes.  This may explain why Boeing experiences problems in a Sagittarius period.

Note: This blog is a collection of my research notes into the astrological ages, specifically orientated towards the finest calibration of the exact point within the Aquarian age that the world currently finds itself in.  It is therefore a technical blog, and unless you are an experienced astrologer, or you want to put yourself through the learning curve to understand the information in this blog, this blog is unlikely to appeal to you.  My other blog, Demystifying the Aquarian Age, is a journalistic blog suitable for both astrologers and the interested general public.  The purpose of this blog is to chronicle my research into the ages in real time – it is a form of discipline forcing me to document the latest in my research.


[i] Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. (2013, February 25). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:18, May 12, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Abdelbaset_al-Megrahi&oldid=540313260

[ii] http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Airbus_A320_family&oldid=553934991

[iii] http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Airbus_A320_family&oldid=553934991

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. www.macro-astrology.com
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1 Response to Air Travel & the Sagittarius Nano-age Decan and Overflow (January 2013- October 2013)

  1. Asiana Airlines Crash at San Francisco Airport
    6 July 2013

    The Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed upon landing at San Francisco airport on Saturday July 6 2013 was an example of aircraft incident I have been expecting from the conclusion of the above post. Most of 2013 is within a Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (c. January 2013 – October 2013). My published research stated that there is no change in the rate of airplane crashes in Sagittarius period compared to other periods – but there were more noticeable examples of airplane crashes. Most of the many airplane crashes that occur each year are in Third World nations. When a plane crashes at an airport in a First World nation, or on flights involving First World nations, the impact on the general public is much greater.

    The most significant recent crashes in recent times occurred in the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (c.July 2007 – January 2010):

    • In June 2009, Air France Flight 447, en route from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board. The accident was the deadliest in the history of Air France.
    • In July 2009 a Qantas Boeing 747-438 flight, en route from Hong Kong to Melbourne, performed an emergency descent and landed in Manila after a hull penetration resulted in rapid decompression.
    • In October 2009 another Qantas flight, this time an Airbus A330-300 on route from Singapore to Perth, made an emergency landing in Exmouth, Australia following a rapid descent that left over 70 people injured, 14 of them seriously.
    • The most famous crash in a Sagittarius period occurred in January 2009 when US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320, was struck by a flock of geese and was forced to ditch in the Hudson River just after taking off from LaGuardia Airport in New York City

    In the above post I stated that:

    “Therefore during the remainder of the current Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (January 2013- October 2013) ….. is exponentially less powerful than the previous Sagittarius nano-age & overflow (July 2007 – January 2010) so we are not looking for major long-term developments or changes. We should expect a plane crash (or two) to draw greater attention than normal.”

    This does not exclude further aircraft incidents in the remainder of the current Sagittarius period. The crash of a jet landing at Bali’s international airport earlier in 2013 is another example of an air crash that gained greater attention than usual due to Bali’s high profile destination for tourists (but with no loss of life).

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