Leo’s Farewell

A severe heatwave may have killed up to 760 people in England in the past nine days.  Temperatures in parts of the country reached as high as 32 degree Celsius on Thursday – the sixth consecutive day with daytime temperature of over 30 degrees Celsius marking Britain’s longest heatwave in seven years.  The estimated death toll for the first nine days of the heatwave at between 540 and 760 people in England alone but this number of heat-related deaths is expected to double.[1]

Everything in the above is related to Leo, and even the UK has a strong connection to Leo – a strong First World nation with a constitutional monarchy will have Leo significantly involved somewhere.  This English heatwave is a symptom of the current Leo nano-age (c.July 2012 – October 2013).  Whenever heatwaves are involved, Leo is usually the sign in attendance.  In an article Let the Good Times Roll posted on August 19 2012 I stated:

 “With the arrival of Leo, we can also expect rising temperatures as one aspect of the worldwide climate change due to pollution.”

Many readers may remember the heatwaves that struck mainly Europe in the early 2000’s – this was no accident as Leo was particularly strong at that time due to the Leo micro-age decan and overflow (1995 – 2005) within the much larger Leo micro-age and overflow (1985 – 2015).

Until 2015 the world remains influenced by this Leo micro-age overflow.  One of the quirks of the astrological ages (and all sub-periods that are not based on decans), is that towards the end of each sign’s overflow period, there is a resurgence of the sign when it passes over its own sub-period.  The Leo micro-age (1985-2000) commenced with a Cancer nano-age and concluded with a Leo nano-age when Leo is at full strength.  From this point of strength, Leo’s overflow coincides with the Cancer micro-age (2000-15).  The last nano-age in the Cancer micro-age is a Cancer nano-age, but the second last nano-age is a Leo nano-age.  This occurs with all ages and sub-periods in macro-astrology where the period is not based on a decan.

During the whole overflow process (2000-2015) Leo will slowly reduce in influence based on very firm logic.  The Leo micro-age decan and overflow (1995-2005) comes to an end in 2005, and the Leo quasi micro-age concludes c. 2007.  Each of these points represents a reduction in Leo influence.  In opposition to the drawn out and diminishing overflow effect, suddenly near the very end, Leo encounters the Leo nano-age and overflow and experiences a late revival or resurgence.

It was the same effect but on a larger scale that witnessed the pre-Renaissance revival in Italy towards the close of the Aries-Pisces age (732 BCE – 1433 AD) when it encountered the Aries sub-age and overflow (1072-1253-1433).  For the first time since the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Italy experienced an urban revival and rediscovered much of the works of Ancient Roman and Greek authors which ultimately led to the cultural Renaissance.

The fact that we are seeing heatwave conditions in Europe is a classic symptom of Leo reasserting itself near the end of its overflow period.  These conditions have not been seen for seven years which takes us back to 2006, a year before Leo experienced a significant drop in influence with the end of the Leo quasi micro-age (c.1992-2007).  This suggests that more heatwave conditions should be expected in the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2014 and anywhere in the world until the end of 2014 or early 2015.  With Cancer approaching its own peak towards the end of its micro-age in 2015, we should expect significant water based events to predominate over heat-based events, at least up until the end of the Cancer quasi micro-age (2007-2022).


[1] Kounteya Sinha, TNN | Jul 19, 2013, 05.47 AM IST, “UK heatwave kills 760 in 9 days”, “The Times of India”

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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