Sagittarius Nano-Age Decan 2002-03

This is the third part in a series of articles examining Sagittarius nano-age and nano-age decans since 2000.  The purpose of examining these Sagittarius nano-age and decans is to confirm earlier research into Sagittarius micro-ages and micro-age decans and applying the results of this research to the 2013 Sagittarius nano-age decan.  The key dates for the Sagittarius nano-age decan (August 2002 – June 2003) include:

  • Sagittarius nano-age decan: August 2002 – January 2003
  • Sagittarius nano-age decan overflow:  January 2003 – June 2003
  • Sagittarius quasi nano-age decan – November 2002 – March 2003

Previous research has found the following archetypes strongly associated with Sagittarius periods:  flight; economic booms, religion and philosophers, railways (long distanced) and foreign lands.

Economic Booms

In 2002 there was a sharp drop in stock prices across the United States, Canada, Asia, and Europe.  The downhill slide commenced in March 2002 in the Taurus nano-age (May 2001 – August 2002). Dramatic declines occurred in July and September 2002 leading to lows previously reached in 1997 and 1998.  1997 is five years before 2002 and is the size of a micro-age decan – in this case the Leo quasi micro-age decan.  Therefore the economic climate was at a low point when the current Sagittarius period arrived.  The market fall that commenced in 2002 was in reality a correction due to the economic stock market bubble of the period 1995 to 2000 (exactly aligned to the Leo micro-age decan).   The stock market low from this correction was on 9 October 2002, about two months inside the current Sagittarius period.

Dow Jones GFC

However the system I have been using for calibrating the nano-age decans has been based on assuming that precession is linear.  What most astrologers do not realize is that precession at the small scale is similar to ‘three steps forward and two steps backwards’.  In most years, there are two to three periods of one to three months each where precession is not a retrograde movement but a forward movement.  The following table indicates the approximate location of the 2002-3 Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (in bold).

Date
Nano-age
Nano-Age Decan
Direction
6/11/2002
Taurus
Taurus
Retrograde
13/11/2002
Aries
Sagittarius
Retrograde
4/12/2002
Aries
Sagittarius
Retrograde
31/12/2002
Aries
Sagittarius
Forward
19/01/2003
Aries
Sagittarius
Forward
4/03/2003
Aries
Sagittarius
Retrograde
11/03/2003
Aries
Sagittarius
Retrograde
16/03/2003
Aries
Sagittarius
Retrograde
7/04/2003
Aries
Leo
Retrograde
1/05/2003
Aries
Leo
Forward
11/05/2003
Aries
Sagittarius
Forward
30/06/2003
Aries
Sagittarius
Retrograde
17/07/2003
Aries
Leo
Retrograde

Due to the concertina effect at the borders of the smaller periods such as the Sagittarius nano-age decan under investigation, the Sagittarius nano-age decan did not actually arrive until the 13th November 2002 – about one month after the stock market low of 9 October 2002.  From the low of 9 October 2002 until Jan 1 2003 the stock market increased by 14.48% – January 2003 was the peak month for the current Sagittarius period.[1]  Though it cannot be said that the current Sagittarius period experienced a uniform, upswing, it certainly performed very well considering the market low just before the current Sagittarius period commenced..

Flight

The following graph was included in Air Travel & the Sagittarius Nano-age Decan and Overflow (January 2013- October 2013) and clearly depicts 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.  The 2002 and 2003 production fall aligns with the Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (Aug 2002 – June 2003). The production of the Airbus 320 series is not so volatile but it also experienced a production slowdown in 2002.

Airbus versus Boeing

  •   Airbus A320 family deliveries RED
  •   Boeing 737 series deliveries GREEN

The Space Shuttle Columbia disaster occurred in February 2003, when it disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana during re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere, resulting in the death of all crew members. The Columbia commenced construction in 1975 which was probably aligned to the Sagittarius nano-age decan that was in force for most of the period from mid-May to mid-December 1975.  Columbia’s first flight occurred in April 1981 which is located in the Sagittarius decan of the Sagittarius nano-age (c.April 1980-July 1981). Space crafts are normally aligned with Scorpio and/or Aquarius but the Space Shuttles history indicates an association to Sagittarius and it appears that some spacecraft (perhaps in the form of an airplane)  may archetypally be included with airplanes.

Invasion of Iraq

It must be remembered that the current Sagittarius period is a decan (and overflow) of the Aries nano-age decan (August 2002 – November 2003) and Aries’ war association certainly took the limelight away from Sagittarius.  However the invasion of Iraq in March 2003 does have a Sagittarius connection.  Iraq is the location of ancient Sumer and Akkad – also commonly known as Mesopotamia – the age empire of the Gemini-Taurus age (5122 – 2916 BC) and so the sign Gemini should be permanently attached to the lands formerly known as Mesopotamia.  Sagittarius is opposite Gemini and Iraq was therefore caught in the crossfire of the current Sagittarius period with its innate Gemini signature.

Australia

Sagittarius is also part of the astrological signature for Australia, and Australians wore the brunt of the bombings of nightclubs in Bali in October 2002 when 202 people were killed.  Australia was also newsworthy in January 2003 when a severe fire storm (a fire hurricane) swept into the suburbs of Canberra (Australia’s national capitol) in January 2003.  In both instances involving Australia, the dominant element is Aries.

International Criminal Court

Law courts come under the umbrella of Sagittarius and the inception of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ticks two Sagittarian boxes – courts and international.  Though decreed by the UN in July 2002 (just before the current Sagittarius period), the first 18 judges were not sworn in until March 2003.[2] The US removed itself from the ICC and by May 2002, the Bush Administration “unsigned” the Rome Statute and threatened to use military force if U.S. nationals were held at The Hague.  The US continued to pressure many countries that signed the agreement not to surrender US citizens to the ICC[3] leaving the perception that US citizens are above the (international) law.

Venezuela

Venezuela may be associated with Gemini.[4]  Just prior to the current Sagittarius period, in April 2002, Chávez was briefly ousted from power following popular demonstrations by his opponents,but he was returned to power after two days as a result of popular demonstrations by his supporters and support from the military.However, within the current Sagittarius period, Chávez remained in power after an all-out national strike that lasted more than two months from December 2002 to February 2003, including a strike/lockout in the state oil company.[5] Obviously there was a lot of local dissent against Chavez’s leftist administration and in a Sagittarian period, any Gemini associated nation should be experiencing internal or external conflict.

Conclusion

Again this small Sagittarius nano-age decan demonstrated that it was able to express itself in the hostile environment of its parent – the Aries nano-age.  The stock market rebounded significantly from the low reached a month before Sagittarius arrived.  The production of Boeing’s 737 series aircraft and the Airbus A320 slowed under Sagittarius.  Gemini aligned Iraq was invaded and Sagittarius Australia suffered the Bali bombings and savage bush fires. Gemini aligned Venezuela experienced strong internal dissent.  This suggests that similar events should occur in the 2013 Sagittarius nano-age decan that is in place from December 2012 to August 2013.  There should be some kind of noteworthy flight incident.  Certainly the economic recovery post GFC appears to be in place.

References


[1] Stock market downturn of 2002. (2012, March 28). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 08:16, June 22, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Stock_market_downturn_of_2002&oldid=484278982

[2] International Criminal Court. (2013, June 21). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:09, June 23, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=International_Criminal_Court&oldid=560846444

[3] United States and the International Criminal Court, by Anup Shah, Last Updated Sunday, September 25, 2005,

[4] “The Rulership Book, Rex E Bills, 1976, p 153

[5] Venezuela. (2013, June 20). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 01:30, June 23, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Venezuela&oldid=560784739

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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