Camel Flu (MERS)

The spread of the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is slowly gaining traction, especially in South Korea since the end of May 2015.  Thailand has also just announced its first case.  This is a classic example of the sub-periods of the astrological ages in action.  In my recent 9/11 Astrological Anniversary WordPress post of 30 May 2015  I stated:

The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow, especially in its overflow period (October 2015 – March 2016), is likely to see…….  A minor public health threat could raise its head.

At the local level, the key influences in the world are currently:

  • Cancer quasi micro-age decan (July 2012 – June 2017)
  • Cancer quasi nano-age (May 2014 – August 2015)
  • Capricorn quasi nano-age (March 2015 – August 2015)
  • Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016)

Furthermore, since December 2014 the world has entered the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029).  For those readers unfamiliar with the above sub-periods of the astrological ages, please refer to The Age of Aquarius for Dummies.

The following is a graphic portrayal of the above sub-periods in play:

MERS Sub-periods 1506

All the above periods, including the new Gemini micro-age, are strongly implicated in MERS – and even more specifically to South Korea.  Firstly, the key factor is Cancer, as the world is at the peak of the Cancer micro-age and overflow bell curve (2000-2014-2029).  Not only is the world in this Cancer micro-age and overflow, it is also in the smaller 15 month Cancer quasi nano-age (May 2014 – August 2015).  Cancer always rules the middle of anything, and is the key sign for the Middle East.   MERS is also called camel flu, and camels originate from the Middle East.  Therefore the Middle East is a key contextual focal point in the world due to its association with Cancer.

The Capricorn quasi nano-age decan (March 2015 – August 2015) is mildly implicated as Capricorn is the specific zodiacal sign that rules camels.[i]  The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016) is strongly implicated as Virgo is always associated with public health issues.  To be fair with camels, it appears the virus originated in bats, and camels have only transmitted the disease.

Though MERS has been around since May 2013, it only accelerated in April 2014 and became an international newsworthy item since late May 2015, exactly aligned to the arrival of the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – March 2016).


The first case of a South Korean being infected was in May 2015, and 19 South Koreans have died as of 17 June 2015.[iii]   This suggests that MERS may be an issue in South Korea at least until around March 2016.

The new Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) is also implicated as firstly, Gemini rules lung diseases, and MERS is a viral respiratory infection.  Secondly, though I do not know the astrological signature for South Korea, anecdotal research suggests Gemini is a key sign for all of Korea (North and South).  Gemini, the Twins, indicates duality, and any split country is high on the list for an association with Gemini.

All the astrological ingredients are currently in place for MERS. The above indicates how predictions can be made using combination of sub-periods.  Normally, such an outbreak of MERS should have a limited life associated with the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow  (May 2015 – March 2016), but this situation is clouded not only by the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029) but also by the much larger Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2059) which is already in its more powerful Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059).  Gemini rules lung diseases and as such, we are entering a period of increased incidences of lung diseases.  Some will be due to the resurgence of TB, others will be due to pollution and in addition there will besome lung diseases due to the normal spread of diseases such as MERS.  MERS may just be a short term problem (5 to 10 months) associated with the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow  (May 2015 – March 2016), but if it picks up on the larger Gemini sub-age decan it could become entrenched as a long term chronic health issue.


[i] Rex E Bills, “The Rulership Book”, Macoy Publishing, Virginia, 1976, p 21

[ii] Phoenix7777 – Own work Data source: 알림> 보도자료 목록 – ‘메르스’ 검색결과 (in Korean). Ministry of Health and Welfare. The figures are based on the regular official report of the Central MERS Management Task Force, Ministry of Health and Welfare at the beginning of each day. Any reports during the day are not reflected to the figures. Data as of June 15, 2015

[iv] Territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Wikipedia, Retrieved  June 18, 2015, from

Further resources from Terry MacKinnell


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Demystifying the Aquarian Age – General introduction to the astrological ages

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9/11 Astrological Anniversary

The first minor though significant astrological anniversary of the 9/11 attacks upon America was in May 2015 (plus or minus a month).  The 9/11 terrorist attack occurred towards the end of a five month Capricorn nano-age decan (May – October 2001) within a Taurus nano-age (May 2001 – August 2002). For the first time since 2001, in 2014 the world again has experienced a Capricorn nano-age decan (Dec 2015 – May 2015) within a Taurus nano-age (Dec 2014 – March 2016).


“Firstplane” by The documentary film 9/11.

Table 1 displays all quasi-periods from 5 month nano-age decans to almost 60 years quasi sub-age decan associated with the 9/11 attack (see Age of Aquarius for Dummies for background information on quasi periods etc.):

Period Timeframe
Capricorn quasi nano age-decan Jul – Dec 2001
Gemini quasi nano-age Sep 2000 – Dec 2001
Leo quasi micro-age decan Aug 1997 – Aug 2002
Gemini quasi sub-age decan 2000 – 2059

Table 1 – quasi periods of 9/11

Quasi sub-age decans

A forensic review of the 9/11 attacks indicates that the most important element in Table 1 is the last item – the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 -2059), because at the beginning of the previous quasi sub-age decan, Japan attacked the USA in the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941.  The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred at the beginning of the Scorpio quasi sub-age decan (August 1940 – February 2000).  Not only did both surprise attacks occur close to the beginning of these two quasi sub-age decans, they both started in a nano-age overflow of the same sign as the incoming quasi sub-age decan.

The attack on Pearl Harbor occurred in a Scorpio nano-age overflow (November 1941 – February 1942) at the beginning of the Scorpio quasi sub-age decan (1940 – 2000) while 9/11 occurred in the Gemini nano-age overflow (May 2001 – Aug 2002) of the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059).[i]  In both cases, the surprise attack on the USA occurred in the more powerful nano-age overflow period (which technically is in the second 15 month period of the respective quasi sub-age decans). The 9/11 attack was the first major astrological anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

Nothing of a similar stature occurred at the beginning of the previous quasi sub-age decan which was the very beginning of the Pisces quasi sub-age decan in the period June 1882 to August 1883 in the Pisces nano-age overflow.  However, the USA was not THE international superpower in 1883.  In both 9/11 and the attack on Pearl Harbor, the USA was asleep at the wheel.  If this pattern persists, the next rude awakening for the USA will be at the beginning of the Aquarius quasi sub-age decan (2059 – 2118) with the comparable Aquarius nano-age overflow around 2060 to 2061. Will America be caught with its pants down three attacks in a row?

The next relevant pieces of information obtained from the 9/11 tack is displayed in Table 2.

Period Timeframe Overflow
Capricorn nano-age decan May – Oct 2001 Gemini
Taurus nano-age May 2001 – Aug 2002 Gemini
Pisces micro-age decan Feb 2000 – Jan 2005 Leo
Cancer micro-age Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 Leo
Gemini sub-age decan 1970 – 2029 Scorpio

Table 2 – 9/11 standard periods

Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014)

The first two items in Table 2 also occur in 2015, but the forth item, the Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014) deserves further attention.  The 9/11 attack was by disgruntled Islamists, and Cancer is the specific sign that differentiates the two main Pisces religions – Christianity[ii] and Islam.  The Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014) may have ended, but it has now moved into its more powerful phase – the Cancer micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029).  The combined Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) indicates Cancer’s period of power, and consequently everything associated with Cancer which includes Muslims, the Middle East, China etc.  Furthermore, the momentum created in this 29 year period will carry on past 2029 but will commence to be firmly opposed by the Capricorn micro-age decan overflow (2034 – 2039).  It is extremely unlikely that the Middle East and Islamic terrorism will settle down before 2034.

Based on the Cancer micro-age overflow (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) alone suggests that Islam, and disenchanted Muslims, are currently at their peak power in this Cancer cycle.  One way this has manifested is via ISIS[iii] who have carved out a fundamentalist Muslim ‘homeland’ in territories formerly controlled by Syria and Iraq.  The futility of trying to control this Cancer inspired Islamic force is even more futile now compared to the invasion of Iraq in 2003.  History clearly indicates that in early revolutions against despotic powers and interests, revolutionaries often resort to fundamentalist religious policies but this does not last long.  For example, when Britain first experimented with democracy it had the equivalent of the Taliban take control under Oliver Cromwell.

“Cromwell is one of the most controversial figures in the history of the British Isles, considered a regicidal dictator by historians such as David Sharp, a military dictator by Winston Churchill, but a hero of liberty by John Milton, Thomas Carlyle and Samuel Rawson Gardiner, and a class revolutionary by Leon Trotsky.”[iv]

In the same way that the Middle East is a battle ground between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, Oliver Cromwell virtually declared war upon Catholics as his measures against Catholics in Scotland and Ireland were genocidal (or near-genocidal).  Is there anything occurring in the Middle East and Muslims nations that has not previously occurred in western nations when western nations were passing through the same socio-political evolutionary phase?

Pisces micro-age decan (Feb 2000 – Jan 2005)

This Pisces micro-age decan is a critical element in the forensic investigation of 9/11 as Pisces is at the top of USA’s totem pole.  It puts the USA in the astrological cross hairs.  It also provided the Republican administration the ability to deceive the public in linking the patriotic angst following the 9/11 attack into invading Iraq based on nothing other than entrenched insinuation for their own purposes (oil).  Pisces is the defining sign for the USA and the key element with Pisces is that it is symbolized by two fish swimming in opposite directions.  This means that the USA is a combination of inspiration, idealism, Christianity, corporations (fake bodies) and theatrical antics (including Hollywood and Disneyland), but the other fish rules smoke and mirrors, deceit and deception, mob behavior and lack of clarity. Pisces’ compassion however is truncated by Capricorn sitting at third place on the totem pole.  Capricorn brings to the USA the conservative harsh unyielding attitudes strongly evident in about half of the states and overly represented in US policies.

With Pisces strong, and the conservative political elements stoking the fires of mob patriotism, the US administration was able to sway public opinion towards invading Iraq.  There was political justification for invading Afghanistan as that was the base for al Quada who planned and launched 9/11. The 2003 invasion of Iraq lasted from 19 March to 1 May 2003 and occurred in the more powerful Pisces quasi micro-age decan (Aug 2002 – July 2007) indicating that Pisces had increased in strength compared to its strength at the 9/11 attack.  Unfortunately for protagonists, it has been centuries since an invader has won a war, and the Iraq invasion has followed this pattern with a sizable portion of Iraq already fallen to ISIS – which almost makes al-Qaeda seem middle class in comparison.

Gemini nano-age decan overflow (May 2001 – August 2002)

Gemini also plays an important role in the 9/11 attack, as the main target was the Twin Towers. Secondly, the attackers had two key targets – the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, and two passenger jets were aimed at both.  Thirdly, Gemini is in the 12th house position to Cancer – the sign of Islam and the Middle East.  The 9/11 attack set in place much of the death and destruction that has subsequently occurred in the Middle East since 9/11.  The more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians killed since the invasion of Iraq have experienced this 12th house phenomenon. The collapse and destruction of peace and security in the Middle East just seems to be growing by the year.

Gemini also sits at the 10th house position to America’s Pisces.  Therefore issues of America’s stature, prestige and position are the focus under Gemini.  The 9/11 attack was a strike at America’s pride and Gemini ensured that Pisces America was not going to turn the other cheek following 9/11, and following this event, it did whatever was necessary to show who was boss.

This Gemini nano-age decan overflow resonated with the powerful Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029) giving this Gemini nano-age decan overflow much power compared to run-of-the-mill nano-ages.

Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (May – October 2001 – March 2002)

The Capricorn nano-age decan (May – October 2001) is another key to the astrological understanding of 9/11 for a number of reasons.  Capricorn his high up on the total pole of the USA’s astrological signature – sitting at third place after Pisces and Aquarius.  Capricorn therefore also places a focus upon the USA.  However, Capricorn is opposite Cancer and so ‘stresses’ Cancer.  In the case of 9/11, this Cancer stress manifested itself by a group of disenchanted Muslims attacking America.  Anything associated with Cancer will be in attack or compromise mode due to the 7th house relationship between Capricorn and Cancer.

One to two months after the 9/11 attack, the Capricorn nano-age decan moved into its overflow mode for five months.  Capricorn demands respect, and this is what the USA demanded in this period when it attacked Afghanistan in response.

Virgo nano-age decan (Oct 2001 – Mar 2002)

Somewhere one or two months after 9/11 the Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Oct 2001 – Mar 2002 – August 2002) also arrived (overlapping with the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (May – October 2001 – March 2002).  With the arrival of Virgo, opposite to the USA’s Pisces, the USA was also in 7th house fighting mode and consequently on the 7 October 2001 the USA and UK invaded Afghanistan to destroy al-Qaeda.  The USA achieved its objective, or enough of their objective for their satisfaction.  This was a ‘war’ the USA did not start and so they had the good fortune of winning it.

Other aspects of Virgo’s 7th house roles to Pisces America plus some other related issues are worth noting in this Virgo period.  In the first such act since World War II, in November 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order authorizing military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the USA. In May 2002 the US State Department released a report naming Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria as the seven state sponsors of terrorism and thus highlighting its ‘enemies’. However on the other side of the coin, in December 2001 the People’s Republic of China was granted permanent normal trade status with the USA and also on the side of compromise, in May 2002 the USA and Russia sign the Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to replace the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972 and the START II Treaty of 1993.

Virgo is the sign of the police force.  In October 2001 the Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commenced disarmament after peace talks and in the following month the Police Service of Northern Ireland was established, replacing the controversial Royal Ulster Constabulary.  As an island nation and a divided country, Pisces has strong links to Ireland, and under Virgo it is either fight or compromise. In August 2002 European floods ravage Central Europe – with Europe strongly associated with Pisces and thus in ‘detriment’ in a Virgo period.  Under the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-2014-2029) fresh water floods are promoted.  During economic crisis in Argentina, its government effectively froze all bank accounts for twelve months which led to riots.  Argentina is provisionally associated with Leo and Aquarius with Virgo activating the 2nd house of money to Leo and the 8th house of loss and financial instability to Aquarius.

A common range of themes occurs in Virgo periods, and I will be examining each small Virgo period up to the present to demonstrate this diachronic effect.

Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Apr 2006 – Sep 2006 –Feb 2007)

In June 2006, the US Armed Forces withdrew from Iceland, thereby disbanding the Iceland Defense Force and indicating a kind of retreat when in its opposite sign of Virgo.  The first case Avian Flu in the United Kingdom occurred in April 2006, a Virgo health issue. Virgo demotes Gemini leaders and in November 2006 the former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein was sentenced to death by hanging. Virgo is opposite Pisces drugs so it is appropriate that in December 2006 the Mexican military was sent in to the state of Michoacán to combat the drug cartels initiating the Mexican Drug War.

Virgo nano-age and overflow (April 2011 – July 2012 – October 2013)

The declaration by the USA of the end to the Iraq War in December 2011 is not only appropriate in a Virgo period, indicating a theoretical end to the conflict, but Virgo also ‘demotes’ anything associated with Gemini – the sign of Iraq.  In September 2012 a series of terrorist attacks were directed against US diplomatic missions worldwide. In the US, opinions were divided over whether the attacks were a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the provocative film Innocence of Muslims.  The death of the US ambassador to Libya created political tension in Washington DC heightening the conflict between Republicans and Democrats.  Assaults upon (Pisces) USA also occurred within its borders with the two bombs at the Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, in April 2013.  Finally the USA was undermined from within when in June 2013 Edward Snowden disclosed operations engaged in by a US government mass surveillance program to news publications and then he fled the country finding refuge in America’s arch foe – Russia.

In March 2011 the Syrian Civil War began with Syria believed associated with Gemini – Virgo ‘demotes’ anything associated with Gemini – especially the status and strength of their government and leader.  France also has a strong connection to Pisces and possibly Virgo and therefore on cue, in January 2013, the French military began a five-month intervention into the Northern Mali conflict, targeting a militant Islamist group.  Pisces is strongly related to both Islam and Christianity, and so it is appropriate that for the first time since 1415, a reigning pope resigned in February 2013.

Virgo is the sign of workers and in January 2013, 39 international workers and a security guard died in a hostage crisis at a natural gas facility in Algeria.  Again multiple archetypal connections coincide as gas is also Pisces.  Workers again were experiencing the brunt of Virgo in April 2013 when an eight-story commercial building collapsed near the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, leaving 1,129 dead and 2,500 injured. The accident is the deadliest non-terrorist structural collapse in modern times and the third-worst industrial disaster in history.  Virgo is associated with workplace health and safety.

Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (May 2015 – October 2015 – March 2016)

The world is again in a Virgo nano-age decan and the influence of Virgo has already seen its first appearance.  On 18 May 2015, President Obama announced that the US Federal government will no longer automatically provide certain military equipment such as tracked armored vehicles, grenade launchers and bayonets to (Virgo) police departments.  Earlier this month the Justice Department announced a $20 million grant program for increasing the use of body cameras by police to make law enforcement more accountable.  Obama stated that “We’ve seen how militarized gear can sometimes give people the feeling like there’s an occupying force as opposed to a force that’s part of the community,” he said to applause. “We’re going to prohibit some equipment made for the battlefield that is not appropriate for local police departments.”  The president’s action is part of a broader effort to relieve tensions between law enforcement and minority communities after the deaths of several black men at the hands of police in Ferguson, Missouri; Baltimore; and other cities.[v]

We can expect more focus on police forces around the world over the next 10 months, especially from October 2015 onwards.  Currently, reactionary forces (i.e. including conservative police departments, President Putin, UK government, Tea Party Republicans etc) are in a temporary short period of strength due to the overlapping Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – May 2015 – Oct 2015).  Nevertheless the public perception is that the some US police recently have been shooting from the hip with little regard to the consequences.

The world is in the potent Cancer micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019) suggesting that it is community expectations and the rights of the common person that are strongly favored in this 5 year period – not reactionary forces aligned to Capricorn, but Capricorn can be in an aggressive mode in a Cancer period.  Interestingly, the news media seemed to have been caught off-guard with this new move by Obama who has stated that he intends focusing upon this issue for the rest of his term.  Words such as “unexpected” have been applied to this presidential move.  Anything sudden or unexpected is in a growth stage and favored from late 2014 until 2020 aligned to the Aquarius micro-age decan of the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029).

The Virgo-Pisces polarity was also demonstrated on Friday 29 May 2015 when Ross Ulbricht, the Silk Road creator, was sentenced to life in prison.  The judge called Ulbricht “Dread Pirate Roberts”.  In addition to his prison sentence, Ulbricht was also ordered to pay a massive restitution of more than $183 million, what the prosecution had estimated to be the total sales of illegal drugs and counterfeit IDs through the Silk Road.  In a twist on Virgo-police connection Ulbricht’s defense team has already said it will seek an appeal in his case based in part on recent revelations that two Secret Service and Drug Enforcement Administration agents involved in the investigation of the Silk Road allegedly stole millions of dollars of bitcoin from the site.[v-b]  The heavy hand of Capricorn is also in play here and any retrial outside of the soon to end Capricorn nano-age decan overflow period as bound to produce a less draconian result.

In Australia, this Virgo period has already had an effect with Johnny Depp’s illegal entry of his two pet dogs[vi] into Australia while making the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  Multiple Virgo archetypes are involved – pets and biosecurity are Virgo.  Australia has a reputation for high biosecurity measures as many diseases around the world are not yet evident in Australia.  It is also worth noting that movie stars are ruled by Pisces, and in a Virgo period, Pisces movies stars (and movies) are in “detriment”.  It is very common near the beginning of any period in macro-astrology, that some notable event with archetypal relationship to the new period, no matter how frivolous, will make the headlines.


The world may be at the first minor astrological anniversary of the 9/11 attack in 2015 (and will repeat approximately every 14 years thereafter), but no major attack can be expected as this anniversary does not have the beginning of a quasi sub-age decan to propel it into a highly significant event as was the case in 2001.  The Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in France in January 2015 was an anniversary echo of 9/11 brought forward to this anniversary year. Until the current Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow completes its cycle around October 2015, the world remains prone to a significant terrorist attacks, but not of the caliber of 9/11.

The Virgo nano-age decan and overflow, especially in its overflow period (October 2015 – March 2016), is likely to see the USA in an increasingly aggressive mode, most likely against ISIS in Syria and Iraq.  The police will come under increasing focus if they do not respect the (Cancer) common people.  A minor public health threat could raise its head.  This is now the peak time for an economic slump, particularly August to October 2015 due to the final stage of the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow.  Finally, an economic bubble or two are bound to be pricked, especially in the January to March 2016 period, most likely involving real estate and China. The Chinese real estate buying frenzy in Sydney, Australia is highly likely to burst.  Some monopolies and oligopolies are bound to be unmasked.  More economic insights into this Virgo period will be available at my other blog – Aquarian Age Economics.

External References

Photo – “Firstplane” by The documentary film 9/11. Via Wikipedia –

[i] This is the first time I discovered (yet again) another important element in the mechanics of the ages.  All quasi sub-age decans (of approx. 59 years) commence with a (15 month) nano-age of the same sign giving the arrival of every quasi sub-age decan a special punch very close to its beginning.  This will echo through all quasi decans (e.g. quasi age-decans, quasi micro-age decans, quasi nano-age decans etc).  What this means is that quasi periods display an eccentric nature compared to standard periods in macro-astrology.  All standard periods in macro-astrology are weakest at their beginnings and strongest at their ends.  Quasi-periods buck this trend and have a punch at their beginning.  This will become important for rectification purposes (i.e. fine tuning the beginning of 5 month quasi nano-age decans which should ultimately enable further fine tuning of the beginning of the Age of Aquarius).

[ii] Christianity is also Pisces but sub-ruled by Scorpio.

[iii] Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

[iv] Oliver Cromwell. (2015, May 19). In Wikipedia, Retrieved 08:46, May 28, 2015, from

[v] Jennifer Bendery, “President Barack Obama Bans Some Military-Style Equipment Provided To Police”, The Huffington Post, Politics, Posted: 05/18/2015 6:56 am EDT,


[vi] “Barnaby Joyce blushes on The Project as Johnny Depp dog death threat goes global”, The Sydney Morning Herald, Entertainment, May 15, 2015 – 10:16AM,

Further resources from Terry MacKinnell

The Future of Capitalism in the Age of Aquarius

The Dark Cold Hand of Capricorn

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Demystifying the Aquarian Age – General introduction to the astrological ages

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The Cold Dark Hand of Capricorn

The military styled executions at the offices of the French publication Charlie Hebdo on 7 January 2015 was kind of expected but a shock nevertheless.  A very significant astrological change occurred around December 2014 with the end of an almost 15 years Cancer micro-age[1] and the arrival of a 15 years Gemini micro-age.  I published On the Threshold of Aquarius on 4 January 2015 but the article was focused mainly upon the arrival of the Aquarius micro-age decan (December 2014 – December 2019) of the incoming Gemini micro-age.  Certainly the execution-styled murder of people associated with Charlie Hebdo was ‘in the stars’ because Aquarius breeds not only freedom loving revolutionaries but also reactionary (ultra-conservative) revolutionaries as well.  This is an uncomfortable fact either glossed over or ignored by many who think that the Age of Aquarius is somehow good whereas no zodiacal sign is only good but a mixture of positive, negative and neutral archetypes.  The attack on Charlie Hebdo had all the hallmarks of Aquarius – it was sudden, unexpected and carried out by fringe radical revolutionaries.

Note: If you are unfamiliar with the sub-period structure of the astrological ages, see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies

If we examine all the key signs associated with this event is becomes even clearer.  Firstly, the world is in the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) where Scorpio archetypes such as terrorism and revolutionaries are promoted.  Scorpio also indicates a time of great change, and very often this change is resisted because culture is conservative and always tries to maintain the status quo (culture is ruled by the 2nd house and relates to Taurus, the sign opposite Scorpio, and Taurus is the sign most resistant to change).  When western Christian nations went through their slow evolutionary separation of church and state, there was no ‘advanced’ nation or nations egging them on or disciplining them for being slow.  For non-western countries, the arrival of the global world reality in the 20th century with western values is doubly troubling because instead of a slow evolutionary change stretching over centuries, western values have been forced upon them over mere decades.  Cultures are conservative, and faced with what appears to be outside demonic forces trying to undermine their culture, many societies or groups within these societies will react badly but from their perspective, they are merely doing the right thing and protecting their culture from outside negative influences.  You must remember that only a few centuries ago Protestants and Roman Catholics were virtually killing each other on sight!

The worldwide cultural disintegration is not a one way trip into a black hole but a rebirth, but for societies faced with what appears to be the destruction of their historic cultural and religious values, it all looks like doom and gloom rather than a phoenix.  To add insult to injury, western nations have been riding roughshod over Islamic nations since relatively early in the 20th century, mainly in the quest for oil, and in the process western nations have supported anti-democratic governments throughout the Middle East and actively overthrown democratic Middle Eastern governments perceived as threats to the supply of oil through the capitalistic financial system (never get between the pig and the trough).  It is not a pretty picture, as western media, politicians and societies refuse to acknowledge their culpability in the ongoing desecration of Third World societies, many of whom are Islamic societies.  This is common as people are usually blind to the atrocities of their own society and hypersensitive to the actions of other cultures that are contrary to their own social values.

The invasion of Iraq and deaths of over a million Iraqis[2] demonstrated to Muslim populations the callousness of the West. Terrorists do not exist in a vacuum – there is much discontent amongst Muslims around the world against the West for one or a number of very valid reasons, and while most will merely accept or ignore this discontent, the extremists on the fringe will not. It is these extremists that are associated with Aquarius.

The world is currently at the apex of Cancer in the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-Dec 2014- 2019) similar to being at the peak of the bell-curve.  Cancer is the sign that is around the top of the totem pole for Islam and the Middle East.  Very quickly upon the arrival of the Cancer micro-age in 2000 the 9/11 attack established the new playing field with Muslims and the Middle East key players (China’s Cancer association also makes it a key player including Russia to a certain extent).  One political commentator noted that if it had not been Al-Quada attacking the USA in 2001 it was only a matter of time before someone from a range of disgruntled groups with valid grievances would have done something similar due to the underhanded and malicious treatment meted out to the world by the USA and its allies over the previous decades.  However, people put patriotism to their culture ahead of concerns for maltreated people in other lands and live in a fog of unreality which is reinforced by their fellow citizens so that such a fog is considered proper and normal.  If it also appears that your own society is ‘advanced’ other societies can be written off as backward.  Pisces is still the strongest influence in the world.

Adding Cancer to Scorpio and mix some salt and we see the volatile combination of difficult social, religious and political transition in many regions or the world; a focus upon Middle Eastern and Islamic nations; and terrorism by those who see no other avenue of addressing their grievances.  To this must be added the arrival of the Gemini micro-age around December 2014 which indicates a rise in religious tensions as Gemini is opposite Sagittarius and Sagittarius is the standard ruler of religions.  Gemini invokes the 7th house confrontation mode for religions, so while many ‘advanced’ societies will continue to push religion away from the center under Gemini, traditional religious adherents will increase their desire to fight back.  It was under the previous Gemini micro-age (1851-66) that the Americans had their Civil War, and as one historian stated, the American Civil war was the first modern war of religion as both sides went to war over their different perspectives on how God viewed slavery.  There is nothing that the Muslim religious extremists are doing that western culture with its Christianity has not previously experienced in sinking to the depths of depravity in the name of God.

The arrival of the Gemini micro-age around December 2014 also brought with it the sign Aquarius – the first micro-age decan encountered in the Gemini micro-age (see On the Threshold of Aquarius).  Details about this Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (2014-2019-2024) indicate an increase in intensity, sudden and unexpected events and the growth of revolutionary and reactionary forces in societies.  Under Aquarius, mainstream society (ruled by Aquarius opposite sign Leo) is always under its greatest threat as fringe elements can have far greater effect on societies than the norm. This was why the fringe Nazi’s were able to dominate Germany in the last Aquarius micro-age overflow (1925 – 1940).[3] The revolutionary spirit of Aquarius is also a volatile mix with the revolutionary spirit of Scorpio, sitting in the background for almost the next 150 years.  We are not entering a time of peace yet, nor are we entering a time of war, but we are in a time of deep societal change and terrorism!  The attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris is astrologically poignant as Paris is the City of Light, and light is Leo.  In an Aquarius time, the energy wants to turn off the lights!

The plot really deepens when we drop down two levels below micro-age decans.  The first decan of the Gemini micro-age is Aquarius, but the first nano-age is Taurus (December 2014 – March 2016).  This Taurus nano-age also has three nano-age decans, and the first nano-age decan is a Capricorn nano-age decan (Dec 2014 – May 2015) followed by the Capricorn nano-age decan overflow (May – Oct 2015) with the peak of this small Capricorn bell-curve (Mar to August 2015) which technically is called the Capricorn quasi nano-age.  Capricorn is a dark sign associated with the dead hand of Satan (on the archetypal level only).  Capricorn demands obedience to authority and to tradition.  Capricorn was the dominant sign at the time of the Spanish Inquisition and the Catholic Church behaved as if Satan was on its throne.

A quick examination of previous Capricorn nano-age decans and overflows may shed some light upon the situation.  The last Capricorn nano-age decan was the middle decan of a Virgo nano-age (April 2011 to July 2012) with the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (Sep 2011-Feb 2012-Jul 2012).

  • September 2011 – India and Bangladesh sign a pact to end their 40-year border demarcation dispute. (India is traditionally linked to Capricorn).
  • September 2011 – The European Union announces an agreement to tackle the European sovereign debt crisis which includes a write-down of 50% of Greek bonds. (This is a typical dour note associated with Capricorn).
  • December 2011 – Samoa and Tokelau move from east to west of the International Date Line, thereby skipping December 30. (Time is always ruled by Capricorn).
  • January 2012 – The European Union adopts an embargo against Iran in protest of that nation’s continued effort to enrich uranium. (Dealing with typical Capricorn bad news.)
  • February 2012 – Eurozone finance ministers reach an agreement on a second, €130-billion Greek bailout. (Ongoing bad financial news appropriate for Capricorn)
  • July 2012 – In the worst power outage in world history, the 2012 India blackouts leave 620 million people without power. (Another focus upon Capricorn India plus ‘loss’ or ‘shortage’)
  • September 2012 – A series of terrorist attacks are directed against US diplomatic missions worldwide and some European allies. In the US, opinions are divided over whether the attacks are a reaction to a YouTube trailer for the film Innocence of Muslims. In Libya, among the dead is US ambassador. (The USA is associated with Capricorn and the Middle East with its opposite sign Cancer.)[4]

I will skip an examination of the Capricorn nano-age and overflow (Apr 2006 – Jul 2007 – Oct 2008) as this is too powerful compared to a Capricorn nano-age decan.  The next Capricorn nano-age decan is found as the first decan of the Taurus nano-age (May to August 2001) with the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow (May – Oct 2001 – Mar 2002).  Nano-age decans will equally color an event associated with a different zodiacal sign as much as provide an event directly associated with the nano-age decan.  This is the case with the 9/11 attack on the USA.  The major theme here is the Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000-Dec 2014) which placed Muslim, Middle East and Chinese issues at the top of the totem pole.  The Gemini nano-age overflow May 2001 to August 2002 provided the archetypal relationship to Gemini specifically the attack on the ‘twin towers’.  In addition, Gemini sits at the 12th house position to Cancer, the sign associated with Islam and the Middle East.  The 12th house brings problems, especially ‘self-made’ problems, and the Muslim world has suffered, one way or another, ever since.  Certainly the 9/11 attack brought a serious somber mood to the world and the beginning of what could be called an extender downer period with the Afghan and nonsensical Iraq invasions soon to follow.

  • May 2001 – In Bosnia and Herzegovina, an attempt is made to reconstruct the Ferhadija mosque but in a mass riots by Serb nationalists, 300 elderly Bosnian Muslims are beaten and stoned. (Capricorn opposing Cancer Islam)
  • May 2001 – Sherpa Temba Tsheri, 16, becomes the youngest person to summit Mount Everest. (Capricorn rules mountains)
  • June 2001 – Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal kills his father, the king, his mother and other members of the royal family with an assault rifle and then shoots himself in the Nepalese royal massacre. (Capricorn upper class and assault)
  • June 2001 – George W. Bush signs the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the first tax cut of a series now known as the Bush tax cuts. (Distinctly favoring the Capricorn upper class in the USA)
  • July 2001 – The 27th G8 summit takes place in Genoa, Italy. Massive demonstrations are held against the meeting by anti-globalization groups. One demonstrator is shot dead and several others are badly injured during a police attack on a school used by the protesters as their headquarters. (General oppression by Satanic forces)
  • September 11 – 2,997 people are killed in the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center in New York City, The Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia and in rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania
  • October 2001 – The United States invades Afghanistan, with participation from other nations.
  • October 2001 – SIEV X sinks en route to Christmas Island, killing 353 people (Cancer is ruler of boats)
  • October 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law (Typical oppressive dark laws associated with top-down control of such dubious nature that many provisions were later deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court)
  • December 2001 – Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection – the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history to that time. (Typical Capricorn loss and bad news)
  • December 2001 – During economic crisis in Argentina government effectively froze all bank accounts for twelve months which led to riots.
  • December 2001 – The Parliament of India is attacked; 12 are killed. This brings India and Pakistan to the brink of war. (Capricorn is always associated with India)
  • December 2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush announces the US withdrawal from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. (The forces of darkness again on the rise)
  • December 2001 – The People’s Republic of China is granted permanent normal trade status with the United States (Cancer China and Capricorn US)
  • February 2002 – Godhra train burning: 59 Hindu pilgrims die aboard the Sabarmati Express train burned by Muslim extremists at Godhra in the Indian state of Gujarat, starting the 2002 Gujarat violence. (Capricorn India again with Cancer Muslims in 7th house aggressive mode)

Taking both Capricorn nano-age decan periods into account, we should expect one or more notable events associated with India, some bad financial news, perhaps a change involving time or calendars, incidents involving major mountains, oppressive laws that curtail democratic freedoms, favoritism towards the rich elite (i.e. reduction in tax paid by corporations and the rich), aggression towards and by Islamic associated groups, major shipping  accidents, suppression and oppression of the (Cancer) general public and the general public is in a bad mood or feeling insecure.

There have been numerous random attacks recently by disaffected Muslims but these have been undertaken by lone wolves usually with mental disorders (also ruled by Cancer).  The arrival of the Aquarius micro-age decan introduced a new angle, one that does not require mental instability even though there are sure to be more atrocities carried out by mentally disoriented and disgruntled fringe dwellers taking their revenge upon the Great Satan of western society. In the current scenario, the dark conservative forces have been unleashed, allegorically like unleashing the kraken. The darkest part will not last long, but it could get worse before it gets better later in 2015 (i.e. post March 2015).  We should expect dour and somber development until around October 2015.  Like the first Capricorn nano-age decan encountered in the new Cancer micro-age (2000-14), the current Capricorn nano-age decan sits at the beginning of the new Gemini micro-age (2014-29) so we should definitely see some major change introducing a different twist associated with Gemini, and not necessarily associated with the Capricorn period (analysis of possible Gemini developments requires a separate post).  The Capricorn nano-age decan resides in the Taurus nano-age, which is overall, a placid and peaceful sign.  After some possible copycat terrorist events over the next few months, relative calm should return until the arrival of the following Aries nano-age around March 2016.  Aries is never a calm time!  In the last Aries nano-age (Aug 2002 – Nov 2003) the Coalition of the Stupid invaded Iraq on 19 March 2003! The West is paying for this ongoing stupidity now while their populations behave like ostriches pushing their heads deeper in their delusionary hole of ‘innocence’.  This is the real recipe for disaster.

Democratic nations may be democratic within their own borders, but outside of their borders, democracies can unleash all forms of barbarism.  Michael Leunig, one of Australia’s most famous cartoonists, classically described this situation in a cartoon showing a number of bombers dropping masses of bombs with the countless falling bombs spelling out “the terrorism of the privileged and powerful”[5] with the landscape below being bombed to smithereens.  Until the democratic West respects other regions of the world (Capricorn), it can expect terrorists in their midst.

In summary, the terrorist attack is associated with an archetypal war between Capricorn and Aquarius which is strong all the way through to about October 2015.  In this archetypal war, western culture is primarily relating to the Aquarius’ democracy and free speech archetype and extremist Islamic terrorists are primarily relating to the Capricorn archetype of respect as while the West sees free speech as a right and a societal bedrock, this is not a strong reality in most of the world, and in the absence of democracy, respect is the glue that holds or controls society. Over the long run, the Aquarius archetypes will win, but not within our lifetimes.


[1] Each astrological age of some 2,160 years has 12 sub-ages of around 179 years each.  Each sub-age has 12 micro-ages (of some 15 years each).  Each micro-age has 12 nano-ages (of some 15 months each).  Each age, sub-age, micro-age and nano-age can be divided into three decans.  The smallest period identified to date with clear associations to developments in the world are 5 month nano-age decans, referred to in the above.

[2] Iraq War. Wikipedia, Retrieved 08:16, January 9, 2015, from

[3] Overflow Effect – the momentum of any age or sub-period of an age period will carry over into the following period, but the effects of the new period will not occur in advance. As a consequence any astrological age is like a wave that breaks at its end. At the end of any age or sub–period its momentum peaks and washes over the next period. Therefore in the current Aquarian Age the influence from the previous Pisces age peaked at 1433 AD, and this influence washes over the Aquarian Age while Aquarius is building up its own momentum. The Overflow Effect is particularly strong in the first half of the following period

[4] All these events are directly taken from Wikipedia entries for 2011 and 2012

[5] Michael Leunig, “The Essential Leunig”, Viking, p 141

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The Cancer Nano-Age Decan & Overflow (July to December 2014 to May 2016)

In late October 2014 the world is transitioning from the Scorpio quasi nano-age decan (May to October 2014) to the Cancer quasi nano-age decan (October 2014 to February 2015).  This transition is one of those rare events where both quasi nano age decans are more important than normal.  The Scorpio quasi nano-age decan is the sting in the tail of the Scorpio micro-age decan overflow (2010 to December 2014) and so has more power than normal.  The Cancer quasi nano-age decan (October 2014 to February 2015) is at the peak of Cancer due to the Cancer micro-age decan and overflow (2010-2014-2019) and the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-2014-2029) not to mention the Cancer nano-age decan and overflow (October 2013 – March 2016).  Cancer is paradoxically entering its peak time, as we don’t usually think of Cancer as being ‘strong’.   A sign may not be strong archetypally, but each sign is equivalent in strength, impact and duration when correlated to historical events and developments.

In this post however, I am not examining the whole Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-2014-2029) but just the tiny Cancer nano-age decan & overflow (July to December 2014 to May 2016).  However though the Scorpio quasi nano-age decan (May to October 2014) theoretically is coming to an end, the Scorpio nano-age decan overflow (July to December 2014) continues to influence vents. One textbook example is the attack on the Canadian government by a recently radicalised Canadian Muslim in late October 2014.  Canada and Islam are both strongly associated with Cancer and terrorism is associated with Scorpio.

The home-grown Canadian terrorist attack highlights the facts that in this short but peak time assigned to Cancer, any country (or region) with Cancer located in their astrological signature are prime targets for events both positive and negative.  What countries are associated with Cancer?   I have not engaged in comprehensive research into the astrological signatures of countries, so I am basically limited to major countries.  The biggest country associated with Cancer is China while the Islamic religion is also strongly associated to Cancer.  Any remnants of the old Mother Goddess ‘religion’ will also be associated with Cancer.  The Vikings were a Cancer phenomenon so all the Scandinavian countries plus territories conquered by the Vikings have Cancer associations.  This includes Russia, the UK, Iceland and France.  Canada also appears related to Cancer as do the Yellow River in China, the Mediterranean Sea and the Middle East.  Some of Polynesia is associated with Cancer, especially New Zealand.  India and Mexico also seem to be associated with Cancer.  India has experienced phenomenal economic performance over the last 15 years while Mexico has repeatedly come into the news due to the excessive crime gangs (Scorpio) centered on the illegal drug trade. The USA is related to Cancer via Cancer’s opposite sign Capricorn – third down on the USA’s totem pole. Cancer is not a good sign for the USA.

Most of above countries have made a greater impact than normal since the beginning of the Cancer micro-age in 2000.  Issues related to Islam and the Middle East have been the focus of unbelievably expensive wars with limited results.  The 9/11 terrorist attack on the USA at the beginning of the Cancer micro-age spurred the USA into over a decade of military conflict in the Middle East to little avail. The USA’s Capricorn invokes the 7th house conflict mode in a Cancer period but being in the 7th house, it brings no strength to the USA but detracts from it.  Russia has recently achieved its greatest notoriety since the days of the former USSR by annexing Crimea and supporting ethic Russian insurgents in the Ukraine.

China has been transformed during the Cancer micro-age into a superpower that is on the brink of surpassing the economic strength of the USA. Most people extrapolate China’s economic development over the past 15 years into the indeterminate future, but while China is expected to do very well in the Cancer micro-age decan overflow to 2029, its trajectory past that point remains uncertain.  The recent hiatus in Hong Kong by democracy-leaning students is a minor aspect of Cancer, but what is certain, like the attack in Canada, we should expect further events associated with Cancer countries and regions – especially over the next five months.

Research from about one decade ago also suggests that the following are also associated with Cancer: canals, food and famine, mental diseases, migrations (including refugees, legal and illegal), milk, mining, the Moon, photography, protectionism (economics), ships, temperance, tsunamis, water, women and workers, the working class, the common people.  Public opinion call also be added into this mix, and the disease cancer).  Events associated with these topics should dominate in the coming 5 months and be highly influential for the following 15 years.  This short Cancer period should in general be good for economic conditions.

Due to the concentration of Cancer, especially in the Cancer quasi nano-age decan (October 2014 to February 2015), I will add specific notable events as they occur in this five month period at the end of this post.  This is the first time I have tracked the peak of a 15 year micro-age in real time and so it should be an enlightening experience!   If I am lucky, there will be an epiphany or two involved – astrologers live for epiphanies.

 Time-line Reference

  • Cancer nano-age decan (July to December 2014)
  • Cancer nano-age decan Overflow (December 2014 – May 2015)
  • Cancer quasi nano-age decan (October 2014 – February 2015)

 Further Reading:

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

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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,

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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.


[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.


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:

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

SCORPIO in Retrospect


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