Scorpios’ Parting Shots – the Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow (February to December 2014)

As long as the Earth spins through space world events never seem to stop, and we have experienced since mid-2014 a number of events that are troubling to many people. To the unsuspecting, all these events appear to be random or even chaotic, but this is not the case – there is a pattern hiding behind it all – and the pattern has a lot to do with Scorpio with Cancer also chipping in.

ISIS (or ISIL) stormed out of its stronghold in Syria in June 2014 and has taken large swaths of territory in Iraqi and Syria, and currently is threatening a Kurdish city in eastern Syria on the border with Turkey.  Despite raising the ire of superpowers and many powerful nations, air strikes do not seem to stop them.  Their infamy is not so much from the territory they have conquered since mid-2014 but due to a number of beheadings of western hostages graphically transmitted on the internet.  They also demonstrated callous treatment of defeated Iraqi soldiers.  It is alleged that even al-Qaida finds them too extreme! I have encountered many people who are convinced that the appearance of ISIS is the possible beginning of the Third World War.

After seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas in July and August, around 100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis were reportedly killed and many atrocities occurred.  This has settled back down to the ongoing stalemate that has existed for many years and is bound to flare up again.  Also in July Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine either accidentally or on purpose by separatist rebels (with the backing of Russia).  This is another catastrophic blow to Malaysian Airlines following the loss of Flight 370 earlier in 2014.

In September the Scots voted “No” to Independence with a 55% to 45% majority, thus putting to bed for a generation (or a decade), calls for political independence from the UK.[1]

Ebola has reared its ugly head and like some modern-day plague, it has caused havoc in some western African countries with some possible cases of Ebola spreading to countries in the Developed World.  The epidemic began in Guinea in December 2013 then spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone with some cases in Senegal and Nigeria.  As of early October there have been over 8,000 suspected cases with almost half dying of the disease, though the real figures may be much higher.  In September 2014the World Health Organisation (WHO) stated,

“The Ebola epidemic ravaging parts of West Africa is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times. Never before in recorded history has a biosafety level four pathogen infected so many people so quickly, over such a broad geographical area, for so long.” [2]

Will this spread out of control into a world-wide disaster?

Very recently Hong Kong students have been upsetting their Chinese overlords with their demands for the upholding of democracy and democratic standards in the former British colony of Hong Kong.  In response, the Chinese government has been clamping down on sympathisers within its borders and Hong Kong authorities are doing everything possible to curtail the unrest.

In “Echo of crisis in Europe gridlock”[3] it is claimed the economic malaise that has recently become obvious in Europe is an echo of the GFC with many European countries experiencing stalled economic recovery and the political system appears unable to do anything about it.

The above stories are just the pick of the crop, but do highlight the underlining associations with sub-periods of the precessional ages – but which sub-periods?  ISIS is an interesting conundrum as it could be linked to one of two periods – or even both.  The Cancer micro-age (previously noted as 2000 – 2015 but more accurately comes to a presumed end in December 2014) is the key sign associated with Islam and the Middle East.  The middle of anything is more often than not associated with Cancer.   As a graphic image, the 9/11 attack on the USA occurred just one year with the Cancer micro-age, and it is very possible that ISIS is standing sentinel at the other end.  If this assessment is correct, then the world can expect a far greater impact from Islamic extremism over the coming 15 to 20 years, especially until around 2022, but without the recent gore.

However, there is another possibility.  The middle decan of the Cancer micro-age is the Scorpio micro-age decan (2005-10), with its overflow period covering 2010 to December 2014.  Scorpio is strongly associated with terrorists, deaths (beheadings) and revolutionaries, so the appearance of ISIS during this Scorpio micro-age decan overflow may just be a parting shot and consequently a very short term phenomenon.  This is strengthened by the fact that there is always a sting in the tail of any overflow period, and this was the case for Scorpio in the period February to December 2014 with its most potent period the middle five months (approximately May to September 2014).[4]  ISIS certainly has gained world-wide attention in this Scorpio sting but will it just be a flash in the pan for a few months, or will it ride the powerful Cancer micro-age overflow commencing in December 2014 for many years to come?  I suspect that ISIS or something similar will ride the extremist Islamic tsunami for the next seven to 20 years, but not necessarily as bloodthirsty as Scorpio quickly retreats from the stage.

The seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas in July and August 2014 is demonstrative of the potent peak of the receding Scorpio nano-age decan.  While this is not the end of this decades-long conflict, it suggests that this particular moment has passed and it will be repeated at the next possible opportunity.  December 2014 sees the beginning of the 15 years Gemini micro-age and the first micro-age decan within the Gemini micro-age is an Aquarian micro-age decan.  The Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (December 2014 – 2019 – 2024) will have its peak approximately from 2017 to 2022.  All hell can be expected to be unleashed by Hamas and/or its allies against Israel during this time frame but Israel can be expected to withstand this particular onslaught.  The last time Aquarius was powerful (the Aquarius micro-age overflow 1925-40 saw the beginning of the decimation of European Jews during the Holocaust. The sign Aquarius is historically unfavourable to Jews and Israel, very possibly due to the fact that Leo and Taurus are strongly placed in the astrological signature for Jews and Israel, and Leo is opposite Aquarius (while Scorpio is opposite Taurus).

The seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas in mid-2014 stimulated the Scorpio opposite Israel’s Taurus. The coming Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow is also contained with the Gemini micro-age (2014-2029) but Gemini is opposite Sagittarius, the key signs at the time of Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, around 4,000 years ago placing Sagittarius also in the astrological signature of Israel and the Jewish religion.  The Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (December 2014 – 2019 – 2024) will provide a glimpse into the future of Israel as the end of the 21st century is a mighty Aquarius hotspot surrounding the peak in the middle of the Aquarius sub-age decan and overflow (2029-2089-2148).  The years 2059 to 2018 are fraught with extreme danger for Israel.  The world will be a very different place at the end of the 21st century.

I have written a whole blog post on Ebola[5] and the reader can get all the details there.  Ebola has a similarity to AIDS inasmuch it has also been present for many decades with various outbreaks between 1976 and 2014.  Therefore, similar to AIDS, Ebola can be linked with the fortunes of the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148).  The 2014 Ebola epidemic is certainly stimulated by the Scorpio sting in the tail, a clear parting shot from Scorpio.  To be a really major epidemic like the Black Death of the 14th century or the Spanish flu of 1918, Pisces needs to be strongly involved.  This is not the case with the 2014 Ebola outbreak and so it will not turn into an apocalyptic epidemic, but it may follow in the footsteps of the AIDS/HIV epidemic.

Scorpio, like Aquarius, is a revolutionary sign, and the current Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (2005-14) has shown how the youthful revolutionary spirit of the 1960s and 70s has now spread to non-western nations. The Arab Uprising in many Middle Eastern countries was a grassroots attempt to bring their governments under the control of the people.  Are the Hong Kong students demonstrations related to the same heightened Scorpio influence that also inflamed the Middle East and Hamas?  Yes and no because the world has moved on to the business end of Cancer.  Not only are we in the Cancer micro-age until December 2014, but also the Cancer micro-age decan (2010-December 2014) and the Cancer nano-age (2013-14).  Cancer is the key sign for China, and so China should come under the spotlight, one way or another.  Certainly in the Cancer micro-age decan (2000 – December 2014) China has moved mountains.  According to the International Monetary Fund, China’s annual average GDP growth between 2001 and 2010 was 10.5% and between 2007 and 2011, its growth rate was equivalent to all of the G7 countries’ growth combined.[6] Based on the 15 years Cancer micro-age overflow commencing December 2014, China should go into orbit, but not with some developing deep seated issues.  The Aquarian micro-age decan and overflow (December 2014 – 2019 – 2024), which will have its peak approximately from 2017 to 2022 is antagonistic to Cancer.  We can expect increased revolutionary elements within China and increased fascist (authoritarian) responses by the Chinese government both revolutionaries and fascists are under the rulership of Aquarius.

The time of real change in China is more likely to be associated with the Gemini micro-age overflow commencing in 2029 which is also the beginning of the large Gemini sub-age decan overflow.  Gemini undermines Cancer China.[7]  The last major Gemini period was the Gemini sub-age and overflow (713-894-1073 AD) which saw the An Shi Rebellion in 755 in the north of China. Though this rebellion was militarily over by  763 it greatly weakened the central leadership of China, and a devolution of power commenced.  The centralized Chinese government basically disintegrated in 907.[8] Regardless if the final disintegration was the result of the rebellion or not, this Gemini sub-age and overflow did not boost China.  The middle of the 21st century indicates an allegorical repeat of the former Gemini sub-age and overflow.

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine is a classic Scorpio hotspot event.  This is based not only on the deaths of the passenger and crew but the fact that it was the result of the action or careless action of pro-Russian insurgents cements its Scorpio association. The media circus surrounding every aspect of this shot down flight indicates its prominence as a major event in 2014.  Cancer is favourable to Russia, and also Aquarius, so whatever is coming up for Russia, it does not indicate a problematic time.  From a third party viewpoint, Russia has just succeeded in bringing the Crimea back into Russia’s orbit, and the same appears to be happening with Eastern Ukraine with large pockets of ethnic Russian inhabitants.  Scorpio is also associated with tyrants, and now President Putin of Russia has become the world’s most high profile ‘tyrant’ (but certainly nowhere near the tyrannical realms of Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot etc.)

Scotland is another country that has Cancer strongly placed in its astrological signature.  Cancer is the sign of home and security, and the Scots chose this security over political independence, but the vote was relatively close indicating a divided general public.  The Scorpio hotspot does not antagonise Cancer and the UK is not an authoritarian and undemocratic country like China so there was in fact, little for the Scots to rebel against – except another Scorpio archetype, social security.  As part of the UK, the Scots enjoy a top level social security system which may have been affected negatively if they hand to stand on their own two feet as a separate nation. Taurus may also be in the signature for the Scots and in a Scorpio period, anything associated with Taurus will tend to be divided or experience lack of unity, and any lasting promotion of Scotland as a separate state is unlikely.

Before the 2014 Scorpio hotspot I was also promoting a minor return or memory of the GFC.  This has occurred and as I write, all manner of minor economic doom, reduced growth forecasts, stock market falls and deflationary economies have been weighing down the financial world.  While this is expected to come to an end soon, after only a few months respite, another short term economic gloomy period is due in early 2015 due to the coming Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (December 2014 to October 2015) with its most influential time associated with the Capricorn quasi nano-age decan (February to June 2015) – more to come in a later post.

In recent weeks the Roman Catholic Church has mooted a change of direction in its stance on gays, gay marriage and sex before marriage.  Though not condoning these activities they are also suggesting that they will not persecute or rebuff such people.  This is a major turnaround on issues related to (Scorpio) sex – exactly on cue for the Scorpio hotspot!

Anything to do with nuclear energy is ruled by Scorpio.  The majority of the world’s nuclear power stations were constructed or commenced in the previous Scorpio micro-age and overflow (1955-70-85) with only a small number commissioned after 1985 but over the last ten years of the smaller Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (2005-10-December 2014) a resurgence of nuclear reactor construction has occurred despite to shortcomings of nuclear power demonstrated by the Fukishima disaster.  Between 2005 and 2014, at least 85 nuclear reactors have commenced construction or commissioned with 37 reactors in China alone.[9]  Within the parting Scorpio hotspot the Japanese government has announced in September 2014 that it will reopen some of the nation’s nuclear reactors, after nearly a year without nuclear energy while some older plants will be permanently closed.[10]

All the above parting shots from Scorpio are associated with a five month Scorpio nano-age decan and five month overflow sitting in the last nano-age at the end of both the Scorpio micro-age decan overflow (2010- December 14) and the Cancer micro-age (2000-December 2014).  The major Scorpio developments during this little Scorpio hotspot are clearly obvious because of resonance.  The little Scorpio hotspot is resonating with the larger Scorpio micro-age decan overflow (2010- December 14) which is resonating with the very powerful Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148).  This makes the little Scorpio hotspot standout.

ISIS has virtually sprung out of nowhere and has already shown they are a force to be reckoned with. Ebola has behaved like Pandora ’s Box – it is unlikely Ebola can be stuffed back in so easily.  Hong Kong students have hoisted the flag of democracy against the most powerful autocratic nation in the world – a shot across the bows (or a mouse against an elephant).  This is a long term story that is playing out and China’s ever expanding future is not guaranteed. Similarly, the seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Hamas in mid-2014 shows the basic discord between Israel and Palestinians that will not go away.  This is still early days in the revolutionary Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) and like China, Israel’s future may not be as stable as it currently appears.  When Scorpio’s flag is lowered from the mast at the end of 2014, we will not see another Scorpio hotspot period similar to 2005-2014 until the next Scorpio micro-age and decan and overflow in (2059-2069).


[1] 2014. (2014, October 10). In Wikipedia, Retrieved 10:56, October 10, 2014, from

[2] Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. (2014, October 10). In Wikipedia, Retrieved 10:53, October 10, 2014, from

[3] The Weekend Australian (taken from the Wall Street Journal), Marcus Walker & Charles Forelle, October 18-19, 2014, p 29

[4] This is a Scorpio nano-age decan of the last nano-age of the Cancer micro-age, the Cancer nano-age.


[6] China. (2014, October 10). In Wikipedia, Retrieved 11:48, October 10, 2014, from

[7] Gemini sits at the 12th house position to China’s Cancer with the 12th house associated with self-made problems and endings.

[8] An Lushan Rebellion. (2014, October 1). In Wikipedia, Retrieved 07:51, October 21, 2014, from

[9] List of nuclear reactors. (2014, October 10). In Wikipedia,  Retrieved 02:27, October 17, 2014, from

[10] Japan to start reopening nuclear reactors under new safety regulations, RT, Retrieved 21 Oct 2014,

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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1 Response to Scorpios’ Parting Shots – the Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow (February to December 2014)

  1. The Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow keeps on firing! Yesterday we had two classic Scorpio events, the nominal historic agreement between the USA and China on climate change (due to Scorpio pollution), and the first ever landing of a spacecraft on a comet. Interestingly, the climate change agreement was worked out “secretly” over nine months which highlights another Scorpio archetype – secrecy. The nine months time frame therefore covers the period February to November 2014 – compare this with the Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow (February to December 2014). Rosetta, a European space craft, already orbiting Comet 67P, successfully landed its Philae probe in November 2014, the first time in history that a spacecraft has landed on such an object. Scorpio (along with Aquarius) is the space sign.

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