Ukraine & the Pisces Nano-Age Decan & Overflow

Based on my ‘average’ ephemeris, the Pisces nano-age decan and overflow (the full bell curve) is in force commencing October 2013, peaking in February 2014 and ending its overflow period in July 2014. The Pisces quasi nano-age (i.e. the upper half of the bell curve) is January to April 2014. The Pisces nano-age decan is the first of three decans of the Cancer nano-age (October 2013 – December 2014).  This Cancer nano-age is the last nano-age of the Cancer micro-age (February 2000 – December 2014).  The world is entering the business-end of Cancer as it heads into its powerful overflow period.  Many events currently occurring in the world will blend with Cancer.

Already there is clear evidence that the Pisces nano-age decan has made its influence felt such as: the Obamacare crisis in US due to the debt crisis ceiling; J.P. Morgan Chase’s massive fine for deceptive trading; the London slavery scandal; Nigella Lawson accused of being a drug addict; disputed Chinese airspace over disputed islands; major oil spill/leak in China; worldwide economic mini-bubble; Pacific nuclear pollution following the Fukushima nuclear disaster;  the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Flight 370 and very recently the South Korean ferry disaster.  [i]All these events include strong archetypal connection to Pisces.  However Pisces is only a minor nano-age decan, and so we should expect events predicated by Pisces to be more a flavoring.  The main medium-term game in town is undoubtedly Cancer.

Despite the little Pisces nano-age decan being at the very bottom of the totem pole of the astrological ages, it is intrinsically enhanced because it is also the sign at the very top.  Pisces is the major sign currently in the world as the world is in the Pisces-Aquarius Age (1433-3574) where Pisces is the dominant paradigm but Aquarius is the strongest emergent influence.  The dominance of Pisces is reflected inasmuch the world is currently in the Pisces quasi-age (352 – 2503 AD) where Pisces is the absolute leader.  Quasi periods reflect the strongest sign at any point of time representing the upper half of the bell curve.  Secondly, most of the 20th century was under the influence of the Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851-1910-1970) with the Pisces quasi sub-age decan (1881-1940) that included the First World War and the beginning of the Second World War.  This period was mostly likely Pisces’ swansong as it will take about another 26,000 for Pisces to be as strong in the world as it was in the 20th century.  This means that Pisces-ruled European wars of self-destruction belong to the past, not the foreseeable  future.

Pisces is not only the defining sign for the current epoch, but also the key sign for Europe and the USA (the key difference between the two is that Europe’s supporting sign is Aries while for the USA it is Aquarius).  Under Pisces, symbolically represented by two fish swimming in opposite directions, anything associated with Pisces usually display schisms or splits.  This first occurred soon after the arrival of the Pisces-Aquarius in 1433 AD when Europe split between Roman Catholics and Protestants. Pisces is the sign of belief systems (especially with incredibly intricate dogmas etc).  In the previous age under Aries, Rome, and other powers basically were rooted in military might and patriotism.  Since Pisces has taken over the baton, now it is belief systems that govern the world and people will actually die for their beliefs.  The first thing discovered with belief-systems is there is no need for any reality to be present, as belief-systems are usually predicated upon fantasies that their adherents claim to be absolutely true, mixed with a little bit of truth or reality.   One such fantasy is that capitalism is the supreme or ‘right’ economic model for the world.  If ever the world is governed by delusion and illusion (or maya), this is the time we live in.  The Indians call this the worst of all ages, the Age of Kali Yuga.

The 20th century Pisces hotspot manifested itself in Europe with the First World War, followed by another schism in the Second World War then finally by the Iron Curtain (Aries) splitting Europe longitudinally between capitalist democracies and communism (another belief-driven fantasy).  The USA appropriately  commenced its influential role in the Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851-1910-1970) with the American Civil War (1861-65) and by the conclusion of this Pisces period  was well and truly the Age Empire of our times.

The antecedents to our 2014 minor Pisces period sees its roots in the major Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851-1910-1970) where the geo-politics of the modern world was established.  This specifically applies to the unrest in the Ukraine which has reignited the former polarisation of Europe.  The innate tensions came to world’s attention in November 2013 when the Ukraine government rejected an economic association agreement with the European Union and instead turned to closer ties with Russia.  This commenced pro-European demonstrations supported by the majority of Ukraine’s population in its west.

In February 2014, very soon after the arrival of the more portent form of Pisces – the Pisces quasi nano-age (January to April 2014), the Russian-leaning president fled the scene and Ukraine appointed a European-leaning president after considerable civil unrest by the European-leaning population in the west.  The Russian-leaning eastern population commenced rejecting the authority of Ukraine’s central government and in March Crimea separated itself from Ukraine and was willingly annexed by Russia.  This irritated western powers and by the end of March Russia had been suspended from the G8 and the UN rejected Russian annexation of Crimea and the Crimean referendum that supported this annexation.  Further sanctions were put in place against Russia in April 2014 by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).[ii]

The association of the Ukraine crisis with the Pisces nano-age decan and overflow (October 2013 – February 2014 – July 2014) with the hottest action occurring in the Pisces quasi nano-age (January to April 2014) suggests that this issue will commence to sublimate itself into business-as-usual in the geo-political landscape by May, and that it ceases to be a real issue by around August 2014.

However, as mentioned earlier, these events are all occurring near the peak of the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-2015-2029).  All the countries invaded by the Vikings under the major Cancer age-decan overflow (713-1433 AD) have Cancer strongly placed in their respective astrological signatures.  The Vikings invaded the UK, Normandy (France) and Russia and were instrumental in the formation of the first Slavic governments in Russia in the 9th century.[iii]

Therefore Russia has the backing of Cancer, which is not only strongly located in its astrological signature, but also strategically opposite Capricorn which is strategically located in the astrological signature of the USA.  Considering that both the USA and Russia share the sign Aquarius, and both nations have a relationship with Pisces, it is the Cancer-Capricorn opposition that defines their inherent opposition to each other.  This can further be demonstrated by the fact that Cancer is the sign of the common people and the common people of Russia violently threw off their capitalist overlords in the early years of the 20th century and formed the seed of the Communist Bloc that became the defining geo-political reality for the mid-20th century.  On the other extreme, the USA is notably the most antagonistic to its common people in the Western World in relation to basic services such as health care and social security and is traditionally the major supporter of policies associated with the fundamentalist (Capricorn) Christian religion outlook in the Western World.

Based on this Capricorn-Cancer analysis  as a guide for relations between the USA and Russia, in the current period, Russia is holding the astrological cards as Cancer is in its 1st house for Russia, but 7th house of opposition and detraction for the USA.  It is extremely unlikely the western world will wrest Crimea from Russia regardless of whatever sanctions are put in place (Putin Place?) and that any headway the remaining eastern Ukrainians make in forging close ties with Russia before August 2014 will become cemented in Ukraine’s future political reality.

The only unanswered question here is the Scorpio quasi nano-age decan (May – Sep 2014) that must be passed through before Cancer becomes temporary absolute king of the castle.  Scorpio favors revolution and upheaval over continuity and stability.  It therefore favors the Russian-orientated areas of the former Ukraine because, though the initial revolutionary fervor came from the western European-orientated Ukrainians, this quickly passed to the eastern Russian-orientated population.   Under Cancer, Russia (and China) plus any other nations strongly aligned to Cancer (Scandinavia, lands on the Mediterranean, the Middle East, New Zealand etc.) will be astrologically favored – though this can mean an astrological focus either positive or negative.[iv]  In the same way that Pisces split Europe for most of the 20th century, the current little Pisces period is indicating the same but on a much smaller scale.  Whatever split becomes entrenched in the former Ukraine, it is unlikely to be much of an issue by the end of 2014.

References:

[i] “2014.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 26 Apr. 2014. Web. 27 Apr. 2014

[ii] “2013.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 24 Apr. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2014

[iii] “Russia.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 23 Apr. 2014. Web. 25 Apr. 2014.

[iv] Another aspect of Cancer is that it is the key sign associated with colonization.  Under the Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1791-1851-1910) the majority of the world (except North and South America) was colonized, one way or another, by European or Western powers.  Cancer the crab has powerful pincers, whatever it gets its pincers on, it does not like to let go.  Any country strongly associated with Cancer will portray this aspect of Cancer.  China, Russia and France all display this side of Cancer.  Even the UK, with its Cancer heritage, formed the British Commonwealth for its former colonies to keep its position as the ‘mother country’.  Cancer Russia will not readily let go of its new prized possession in the same way China will not let go of Tibet and France its colonies around the world.

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The Scorpio Nano-Age Decan & Economic Influences in 2014

The current five year Cancer quasi micro-age decan (2013 to 2017 inclusive) is basically favorable for the economy because Cancer is opposite Capricorn with the obvious negative associations of Capricorn being absent in Cancer.  However, within this overall favorable five year period, there will be ups and downs, and 2014 will probably be associated with a down.

The Cancer quasi micro-age decan (2013 to 2017 inclusive) is based on the Cancer micro-age decan (2010-15), of the Cancer micro-age (2000-15), but due to the wave-like nature of the ages and their sub-periods, the peak time associated with the Cancer micro-age decan (2010-15) is the Cancer quasi micro-age decan (2013-2017).  To fully appreciate ages and their sub-periods, it is absolutely necessary to comprehend the dual nature of the structure.  For example, the world is in the Age of Aquarius (1433-3574 AD) but remains in the Pisces quasi age (352 – 2503 AD) and so we remain in a world with Pisces the dominant paradigm but with Aquarius the dominant emerging influence until 2503 AD.

The Cancer quasi micro-age decan (2013-2017) is influenced by smaller periods within it.  Each micro-age (of approximately 15 years) has twelve nano-ages of approximately 15 months each, with each nano-age comprising three nano-age decans of approximately five months each.  These nano-age decans can still pull a punch with noticeable historical correlations.

In 2014, we are fast approaching a five months Scorpio quasi nano-age decan. However the punch associated with this is much greater compared to the average quasi nano-age decan due to resonance.  All these quasi periods sit above the core structure of the ages and their sub-periods including their respective decans.  The world is currently in the Cancer micro-age decan (2010-2015) but it is also influenced by the Scorpio micro-age decan (2005-10) which then overflows (in a bell curve fashion) into the Cancer micro-age decan (2010-15).  The relevance here is that the five months Scorpio quasi nano-age decan due in 2014 is at the right hand end of the bell curve of the Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (2005-10-15).  This is the sting in the tail of Scorpio!

Taking into account that the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) closely tracked the Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (2007-12), I expect that the 2014 Scorpio tail sting will temporarily bring back the reality of the GFC but at a lessor scale and limited to about five months.  When is this little Scorpio period due in 2014?

This opens up another relatively unknown area of the astrological ages that few, if any astrologers will be aware of.  Many astrologers know that the precession of the equinoxes moves the Vernal Point (VP) retrograde in the sidereal zodiac one degree in 72 years, but few will have probably taken the trouble to examine the mathematics associated with precession.  The most relevant point to understand is that though precession is around the rate of one degree every 72 years, it is not linear.  Every year, there are two to three periods of approximately one to three months each whereby instead of the VP regressing, it actually moves in the other direction (i.e. forwards in the sidereal zodiac).  Precession works like three steps back followed by two steps forward and so on with an ‘average’ movement of one step back, but in a jerky eccentric fashion.  This is not much of a problem when dealing with ages of some 2,150 year each, but when dealing with five month nano-age decans, it creates chaos in trying to determine their cusps.  To demonstrate this on a macro-scale, I stated in my book on the astrological ages that the Age of Aquarius arrived in 1433 AD, or 1432 with the possibility of it arriving in 1431.  However, since learning the eccentric movement of precession, it appears that the world first entered the Age of Aquarius in 1432, and then returned to the Age of Pisces later in 1432 for a few months and only returning permanently to the Age of Aquarius in 1433.  The question that any astrologer should query here – does the world ‘work’ differently in those periods when precession is in its eccentric forward motion as opposed to its long term retrograde motion?

Due to the confusion associated with the eccentric nature of precession, I have adopted a linear ephemeris that averages all periods and discounts the three steps backwards and two steps forward reality.  In practise, it works well enough.  Based on this approach, the Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow due in 2014 should appear around March and last until December 2014 with the more potent Scorpio quasi nano-age decan running from May until September 2014.  But if it is a month or two out of phase, this is now understandable.  Historically, the five year Cancer quasi micro-age decans appear to be positive overall but display tidal swings.  In the previous Cancer quasi micro-age decan (1957-62) there was a 20% drop in the Dow Jones early in the period, followed by a 75% increase and ending with another 27% drop but with an overall rise for the five years of about 30%.  The Cancer quasi micro-age decan (1902-1907) also displayed a massive tidal swing but with the DJ also significantly higher at the end of its five year period.  The approaching Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (c.April – August 2014) is perfectly situated for one of these low tides.

CANCER MICRO-AGE (2000-15) EPHEMERIS

Pisces micro-age decan (c.2000-5) – Pisces quasi micro-age (2002–6)

Scorpio micro-age decan (c.2005-10) – Scorpio quasi micro-age (2007-12)

Cancer micro-age decan (c.2010–15) – Cancer quasi micro-age decan (2013-17)

Further information:

www.macro-astrology.com

http://wp.me/pcGXY-6g

The Scorpio-Cancer Micro-Age Decan (2010-15)

SCORPIO in Retrospect

 

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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).

Reference:


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

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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

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Sagittarius Nano-Ages & Nano-Age Decans Part 2

The purpose of examining this Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (October 2008 – January 2010) is to confirm earlier research into Sagittarius micro-ages and micro-age decans.  This should provide some clarification on the current Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow in 2013.  The key dates for the 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

In part one, the focus was upon flight.  In this post, the balance of items generally associated with Sagittarian periods is examined.  These include: economic booms, religion and philosophers, railways (long distanced) and foreign lands.

Economic Booms

The most noticeable aspect of this Sagittarius nano-age is the peak of an economic boom or bubble.  The Dow Jones index peaked around October 2008 (as the following graph demonstrates) coinciding with the peak of the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow in October 2008.  The lowest point for the Dow Jones in the period 2000 to 2013 was late in the first quarter of 2009 (in the following Scorpio nano-age) but remaining in the Sagittarius nano-age overflow (October 2008 – January 2010).  Sagittarius is the sign of largesse.   On September 29 2008, the DOW lost 777 points, the biggest one-day point decline ever (see graph[1]).  So even in the contracting Scorpio environment, Sagittarius was still able to archetypally demonstrate its existence with the largest downward move ever experienced to that date.  However the key association to Sagittarius is the market peak around October 2008 in parallel to the peak of the current Sagittarius nano-age.

Before the economic calamity of the GFC struck the world, some examples of Sagittarius are evident.  In December 2007, the US presidential candidate, Ron Paul, set a record by fundraising over $6 million in one day, an event now known as a money-bomb.  The money-bomb may however be more related to the Pisces micro-age decan overflow (2005-10).

                                                             October 2008 Peak

 Dow Jones GFC

Railways

In 2007 the second stage of the high speed rail link from London to the Channel Tunnel was opened to passengers.  Section 1 (a 74-km or 46 miles section) of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link was appropriately opened in September 2003 just past the end of the Sagittarius nano-age decan (Aug 2002 to July 2003).  Section 2 of the project opened in November 2007 and is a 39.4 km (24.5 mi) stretch of track from Ebbsfleet station in Kent to London with a maximum speed of 230 km per hour (143 mph).  In December 2009 in China, the Wuhan–Guangzhou Section (968-km or 601 miles) high-speed rail line was opened connecting Wuhan and Guangzhou. It was the world’s fastest train service until speeds were limited in 2011.  In January 2010, the last month of the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow under investigation, the Guangzhou North–Guangzhou South section was opened.  These sections form part of the final Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway.[2]

Religion

The following religious events of significance occurred:

  • October 2007 – The Vatican beatified 498 Spanish victims of religious persecution from before and during the Spanish Civil War.[13]
  • November 2007 – Rambhadracharya, a Hindu religious leader, released the first Braille version of the Bhagavad Gita.
  • January 2008 – Iran’s judiciary sentenced to prison 54 Bahá’í Faith followers for “anti-regime propaganda”.
  • August 2008 – A stampede at a Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh, India, killed 162 people and injured another 400.
  • September 2008 – Churches are attacked in Mangalore and southern Karnataka, India, leading to Christian protests and strong police suppression.
  • September 2008 – A Jodhpur temple stampede in western India killed over 224 people, and injured 400.

Without an accurate list of beatifications and religious calamities, it is difficult to contextualise the above religious events to periods before and after.  The Braille version of the Bhagavad Gita stands out however. 

Miscellaneous

  • November 2007 – The Writers Guild of America goes on a strike that lasts until February 2008.  Gemini writers in 7th house (opposition) mode venting their anger.
  • June 2008 – After three decades as the Chairman of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates stepped down from daily duties to concentrate on (Sagittarius) philanthropy.  Gates was the wealthiest person in the world overall from 1995 to 2009—excluding 2008, when he was ranked third.  As one of the richest man in the world, this also links Gates to Sagittarius.
  • April 2009 – UNESCO launched The World Digital Library.  Libraries are generally linked to Gemini, but some source(s) link libraries to Jupiter – ruler of Sagittarius.   Gemini is more orientated towards fiction.
  • The deadliest bush fires in Australian history in the Australian state of Victoria left 173 people dead and more than 2000 homes destroyed.  Sagittarius is very strong in Australia’s astrological signature.
  • The Death of the King of Pop Michael Jackson in June 2009 brings worldwide outpourings of grief, he is the most successful entertainer of all time. His career began in 1964 as the lead singer and youngest member of The Jackson 5. His 1982 album Thriller remains the best-selling album of all time.  Sagittarius rules all things ‘big’.

Conclusion

The clearest indicator of Sagittarius in this period is the economic peak experienced by the Dow Jones Index around October 2008 at the midway point and peak of the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (Jul 2007 – Oct 2008 – Jan 2010).  This verges on being awesome.  It is also significant that two sections of the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong High-Speed Railway commenced operations in this Sagittarius period.  Bill Gates fulfils the role previously held by philosophers in this Sagittarius period.  This Sagittarius period sits under the shadow of the Scorpio quasi micro-age (2007-12) and so Scorpio will want to bring death and contraction to this Sagittarius period, and the death of Michael Jackson fulfills this.

This suggests that economic conditions should thrive under Sagittarius, especially in its own period (not necessarily in its overflow period).  Some issues related to railways, philanthropy and larger-than-life characters may also appear in these small Sagittarius periods.

References


[2] Wuhan–Guangzhou High-Speed Railway. (2013, February 27). Wikipedia, Retrieved 05:09, June 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wuhan%E2%80%93Guangzhou_High-Speed_Railway&oldid=540899898

General references:

Ref: 2007. (2013, May 1). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:02, May 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2007&oldid=553109843

Ref: 2008. (2013, May 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:19, May 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2008&oldid=553899884

Ref: 2009. (2013, April 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:28, May 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2009&oldid=552337979

Ref: 2010. (2013, May 7). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:30, May 8, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2010&oldid=553955540

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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

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Major Breakthrough – First Nano-Age Decan Discovered? Part 3

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The Aries quasi nano-age & decan

(February 2003 – May 2004)

In Part 1 (Major Breakthrough – First Nano-Age Decan Discovered? I examined the Aries quasi nano-age decan (October 2012 – February 2013).  In Part 2 I examined the Aries quasi nano-age decan (March to August 2008).  This post will focus upon the previous Aries period, but in this case, the Aries quasi nano-age decan (August 2003 – January 2004) sits within the Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) and so I will be examining the larger of the two periods.  This should significantly strengthen and widen the field of action as a quasi nano-age is three times larger than a quasi nano-age decan.  It is very possible that a logarithmic relationship exists between periods ruled by the same sign but at a different level.  I surmise that the 15 months Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) is around nine-times more influential than the 5 months Aries quasi nano-age decan (August 2003 – January 2004) because it is not just the time frame that has increased three-fold, but also the intensity (3 x 3 = 9).  Certainly the evidence that follows supports this hypothesis.

Note: This is 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.

Background

The environment of the Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) is that it sits at the beginning of the Pisces quasi micro-age decan (July 2002 – July 2007).  The first clear indication of the fusion of Aries with Pisces is the Iraq war, which commenced in March 2003 and developed into the greatest war in recent times, commenced with the lie that Saddam Hussein of Iraq was concealing weapons of mass destruction.  I have seen elsewhere a statement that “all wars are based on lies” and this war definitely supports that hypothesis.   The main influence of the Pisces quasi micro-age decan (July 2002 – July 2007) is the economic bubble it produced leading the world into the GFC associated with the following Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (July 2007 – July 2012) when reality returned with a bang.

Wars

The most significant military event associated with the Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) is the Allied invasion of Iraq on 19 March 2003.  The invasion of Iraq commencing in March 2003 was the largest recent armed conflict between standing national armies causing at least 1,000 battle deaths (this assessment is dated December 2011).  This Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) definitely lives up to its status as the last strongest point of Aries in recent times. [1]  More than 10 million people in over 600 cities worldwide protested against the imminent Iraq war – the largest known anti-war demonstrations seen in the world.  During the whole of the current Aries periods, numerous deaths and discord was recorded in Iraq and I will not detail these events in this post.

Other notable wars and conflict include the War in Darfur, Sudan which began in February 2004 – it is believed up to several hundred thousand died from either direct combat or starvation and disease inflicted by the conflict with an inconclusive treaty signed in 2010.[2]  In May, the Indonesian military commenced operations in Aceh province in North Sumatra. The 2003–2004 Indonesian offensive in Aceh against separatists lasted nearly one year. It was one of the Indonesian military’s largest campaigns since the 1975 invasion of East Timor. It severely disabled the separatists’ rebel movement, and along with the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami it brought the 30-year conflict in Aceh to an end.[3] 

In July 2003 the reformed Afghanistan army engaged in its first major military deployment.  Australia, along with New Zealand and some Polynesian nations, sent a number of uniformed personal to the Solomon Islands to pacify the volatile situation.[4] In August 2004, NATO took over command of the peacekeeping force in Afghanistan, marking its first major operation outside Europe in its 54-year-history.

Nuclear Bombs

In December 2003 Libya admitted that it was developing a nuclear bomb, but then announced it was dismantling its weapons of mass destruction program and consequently relations with most world powers commenced to thaw.  In early 2005 North Korea announced that it possesses nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it felt from the United States.

Bombings

This was that period when bombings around the world were almost nightly news on the TV – including many suicide bombings.  Some of the more famous one’s include: a double suicide bombing at a Moscow rock concert that killed 15 people in July 2003; the February 2004 SuperFerry 14 bombing in the Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf guerrilla group remains the deadliest terrorist attack at sea in world history; while in March 2004 terrorists executed simultaneous bombs in four rush-hour trains in Madrid, killing 191 people; in May 2004 Chechnya president Akhmad Kadyrov was killed by a landmine during a World War II memorial parade in Grozny; in September 2004 a bomb blast outside the Australian embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, killed 11 and injured up to 100 people and in October 2004 suicide bombers detonate two bombs at a Red Sea resort in Egypt, killing 34 people, mainly Israeli tourists and Egyptian workers.

There were many more bombings in Chechnya, one in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a number in Iraq (including against the Abu Ghraib Prison in April 2004), Russia as a result of its stance towards Chechnya, Prague (Czech) and Pakistan. In November 2004 in Côte d’Ivoire, National Army bombings killed 9 people, including French UN soldiers and in retaliation the French UN forces destroyed the National Army’s air force.

Violence

In February 2003 an arsonist destroyed a train in South Korea, killing more than 190 people. A pogrom-like organized violence occurred over 2 days in Kosovo in early 2004 and 19 people were killed, 8000 Serbian homes burned, schools and businesses vandalized, and over 300 Orthodox monasteries and churches burned and destroyed.  In May 2004 an American civilian contractor in Iraq, Nick Berg, was shown being decapitated by a group allegedly linked to al-Qaida on a web-distributed video. 

 The end of the Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) does not clinically end in May 2004 as the Aries influence remains strong until the end of the Aries nano-age overflow (October 2003 – January 2005) but sitting under the stronger Pisces quasi nano-age from June 2004.  Some examples of the extended Aries influence include the Beslan School Hostage Crisis in September 2004 when Chechen terrorists took between 1,000 and 1,500 mostly children hostages but were overwhelmed by Russian forces after a couple of days with at least 335 people killed and at least 700 people injured. In December 2004 terrorists attacked the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, killing several people and Albanian terrorists held a bus with its passengers hostage in Athens, Greece and demanded 1 million Euro in ransom money. Even the killing of four Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in March 2005 can be included – they were gunned down in Alberta, Canada making this the deadliest day in Canadian law enforcement in over 120 years

Major Fires, Accidents & Natural Disasters

On February 1 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during re-entry over Texas, killing all 7 astronauts on board.  Pisces is also included as this may have been a preventable accident as safety concerns were expressed but squashed by the (Pisces) NASA bureaucracy.  In May 2003 a major severe weather outbreak spawned more tornadoes than any week in U.S. history – 393 tornadoes were reported in 19 states.  In July 2003 Sudan Airways Flight 39, with 117 people on board, crashed in Sudan with the only survivor a 2-year-old child.  In July 2003 eleven support towers on the Kinzua Bridge in Pennsylvania collapsed after being hit by an F-1 tornado, destroying the historic bridge. In August 2003 a rocket explosion killed 21 workers at the Brazilian rocket complex due to the premature ignition of a solid rocket booster.  In April 2004 two trains carrying explosives and fuel collided in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing 161 people, injuring 1,300 and destroying thousands of homes.

In the immediate post Aries quasi nano-age but remaining under the influence of Aries in August 2004 a supermarket fire in Asunción, Paraguay, killed about 400 people and left over 100 missing.  In December 2004 one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history hit Southeast Asia, when the strongest earthquake in 40 years, measuring 9.3 on the Richter scale, affected the entire Indian Ocean region, which generated an enormous tsunami that crashed into the coastal areas of a number of nations including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. The official death toll is at least 186,983 people. In December 2004 a fire in a Buenos Aires night club killed 194 people during a rock concert.

In January 2005 a stampede at the Mandher Devi temple during a religious pilgrimage in India killed at least 250 people and 59 people were killed and 200 injured after a fire broke out in a mosque in Tehran, Iran.  In February 2005 more than 500 people were killed and over 1,000 injured, after entire villages were flattened in an earthquake (6.4 on the Richter scale) in southern Iran.  In the same month a hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, killed 251 pilgrims.

Health

In February 2003 an American businessman was admitted to the Vietnam France Hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam, and became the first identified case of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Both the businessman and doctor later died of the disease.  In March 2003 the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a global alert on SARS. SARS is a viral respiratory disease in humans. Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in Hong Kong nearly became a pandemic, and within weeks, SARS spread from Hong Kong to infect individuals in 37 countries. There were 8,273 cases and 775 deaths worldwide from SARS (with 9.6% fatality) according to the WHO. During the outbreak, the fatality of SARS was less than 1% for people aged 24 or younger, 6% for those 25 to 44, 15% for those 45 to 64, and more than 50% for those over 65.[5] This is possibly more relevant than meets in the eye, as only three years earlier, the world entered the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000-2059) of the Libra sub-age (1970-2148).  The world is currently climbing Mount Gemini and the year 2000 was a highly significant second stage of this climb.  The third stage will arrive in 2015 with the arrival of the Gemini micro-age decan (2015-29) and will attain its peak in 2029. SARS is probably the warning shot from Gemini that beware, diseases affecting the lungs are in a serious growth stage. And we should see many examples at least up to the year 2059 but with potential to be strong up to 2089 (at least).

Mars

Mars is traditionally the ruler of Aries and in January 2004 two robotic vehicles, NASA Mars Exploration Rovers (MER), landed successfully on the opposite sides of Mars with both performing above expectation.  In August 2004 the planet Mars made its closest approach to Earth in over 50,000 years – technically known as being in perihelic opposition.

Construction & Engineering Feats

It may seem strange to include the launch of Facebook in February 2004 – but its connection to Aries is cemented by its name – the head is ruled by Aries. In July 2004 the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of the Freedom Tower began at Ground Zero in New York City.  In September 2004 the construction of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper began in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, becoming the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft) once completed in 2009.  In November 2004 NASA’s hypersonic Scramjet broke a record by reaching a velocity of about 7,000 mph in an unmanned experimental flight. It obtained a speed of Mach 9.6, almost 10 times the speed of sound.

In the immediate post Aries quasi nano-age but remaining under the influence of Aries, in December 2004 the world’s tallest bridge, the Millau Bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central Mountains, France, was opened by President Jacques Chirac. In the same month astrophysicists from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching near Munich measured the strongest burst to date from a magnetar (a type of neutron star with an extremely powerful magnetic field) when the Earth was hit by a huge wave front of gamma and X-rays. It was the strongest flux of high-energetic gamma radiation measured so far (magnetism, an attribute of iron, is ruled by Aries).  In December 2004 saw the official opening of Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan, standing at a height of 1,670 feet (509 metres). The building ranked officially as the world’s tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010.

Miscellaneous

Various other miscellaneous events with strong archetypal connection to Aries also occurred in this period February 2003 to May 2004.  In July 2003 about 500,000 Hong Kong people marched to protest against Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23, which controversially redefined treason.  Treason is the negative side of patriotism – a classic Aries archetype. Aries is also strongly associated with explorations and explorers, and in October 2004 a team of explorers reached the bottom of the world’s deepest cave, located in Krubera in the Gagra district of Abkhazia, Georgia. The depth reached was 2,080 meters (6,824 feet) – setting a world record.

Mars and Aries have always been strongly associated with Europe, and in March 2004 the largest expansion of NATO (a military association) to that date occurred, allowing Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia into the organization. In May 2005 a similar exercise affected the European Union when the largest expansion took place, extending the Union by 10 member-states: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus.  Both the expansion of NATO and the EU also occurred near the start of the Pisces quasi micro-age decan (July 2002 – July 2007), the other key zodiacal sign associated with Europe.  By October 2004 in the extended stage of Aries’ influence, the European Constitution was established.  The Athens Summer Olympics occurred in August 2004 and conveniently or coincidentally mimic the whole Ancient Rome – the empire of the Aries-Pisces age whereas the Athenian Summer Olympics of 2005 returned the Olympic Games to the location of the first modern Olympics in the Pisces quasi micro-age decan (July 2002 – July 2007) and the Aries nano-age and overflow (extending Aries influence to January 2005).  The games were hailed as “unforgettable, dream games” by the IOC president, and left Athens with a significantly improved infrastructure, including a new airport, ring road, and subway system.

Summary

As expected, the relationship between events associated with Aries archetypes and the Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004) and extended to the end of the Aries nano-age overflow concluding in January 2005 shows a much greater number and intensity of Aries events.  Firstly the commencement of the Iraq war (or invasion) was the most significant military conflict post 2000.  North Korea announced it was including nuclear bombs in its armaments.  Bombings and violence significantly increased around the world and simultaneous explosions of four bombs in rush-hour trains in Madrid, killing 191 people in early 2004, is probably at the pinnacle in this period. The Beslan School Hostage Crisis in September 2004 is also another key example of violence in this Aries period.  The most spectacular accident in this period was the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia during re-entry. 

The worst natural disasters in recorded history hit Southeast Asia in 2004 killing o0ver 180,000 people.  SARS appeared in 2003 killing 775 people and scaring many more who became infected.  The planet Mars came under the spotlight and Facebook commenced.  The largest buildings and the world’s tallest bridge were either commenced or were completed in this period.  NATO and the European Union are strongly associated with Aries and both organizations experienced massive growth and finally the Aries ruled Olympic Games returned to its homeland.

The strength of Aries archetypes are strong and profound in this Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004), significantly stronger than found in an Aries quasi nano-age decan.  The next Aries period of similar strength to this will be the Aries nano-age and overflow (March 2016 – July 2018 with its potent quasi period around October 2016 to January 2018.  Expect plenty of fireworks!

General References:

“2003” (2013, March 27). Wikipedia, Retrieved 02:00, April 1, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2003&oldid=547323870

“2004” (2013, March 30). Wikipedia,Retrieved 02:01, April 1, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2004&oldid=547806412

End notes:


[1] “2003 invasion of Iraq.” Wikipedia, 29 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2013

[2] “War in Darfur.” Wikipedia, 29 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2013.

[3] “2003–04 Indonesian offensive in Aceh.” Wikipedia, 23 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2013

[4] “Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands” (2013, March 7). Wikipedia, Retrieved 06:20, March 31, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Regional_Assistance_Mission_to_Solomon_Islands&oldid=542600334

[5] “Severe acute respiratory syndrome” (2013, March 24). Wikipedia,  Retrieved 07:49, March 31, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome&oldid=546670739

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