Aquarius – The New International Economic Paradigm

June 2017 is a month of demarcation in the international political and economic sphere.  In June 2017, the 5 year Cancer quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2012 – Jun 2017) comes to an end.  (For those not familiar with the astrological periods used in macro-astrology, see Age of Aquarius for Dummies). This Cancer period is notable as the post-Global Recession recovery period.  While Cancer is a volatile sign by nature, it is also opposite the dour sign of Capricorn, where Cancer’s positive potential for the international economic situation has been able to manifest.  This can be represented in the DJIA where the index has risen around 8500 points or a rise of almost 70% over the last 5 years.

Dow Jones Index to 30 May 2017

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This 5 year Cancer period replaced a 5 year Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2007 – Jul 2012) and with Scorpio a reality sign and opposite the sign of Taurus wealth, this saw the greatest recession since the Great Depression early in the 20th century.  Prior to the Scorpio quasi micro-age decan was the Pisces quasi micro-age decan (Aug 2002 – Jul 2007) with Pisces the sign of economic bubbles which the following Scorpio quasi micro-age decan burst with some savagery.  All of this occurred in the larger Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000 – 2014 – 2029) with Cancer real estate creating the source of the economic collapse through the sub-prime mortgage scandal.

The new 5 year economic paradigm comes under the sign of Aquarius due to the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022) with the second part commencing December 2019 the beginning of the most potent time – will we have a Trump on steroids?  Aquarius usually brings problems to the economy and markets for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it is opposite to Leo – one of the best signs for the economy.  Secondly, Aquarius is erratic and indicates intense and radical highs and lows because Aquarius is inconsistent to Leo’s consistency.  However, there are none of the hallmarks of a major economic crisis in the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan as major economic crises require resonance with a larger mid-level period such as a sub-age.  The most dangerous economic times within the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan are the Capricorn nano-age overflow (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) and the Scorpio nano-age overflow (Aug 2023 – Nov 2024).

Another factor that feeds an economic problem is the appearance of growth signs.  The Pisces nano-age overflow (Sep 2018 – Dec 2019) and Sagittarius nano-age overflow (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) both fulfill this requirement.  The most dangerous time appears to be the Scorpio nano-age overflow (Aug 2023 – Nov 2024) following the very positive Sagittarius nano-age overflow (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023).  The Scorpio nano-age overflow also resonated with the serious Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970 – 2148) as with the Global Recession but this Scorpio period is significantly weaker and smaller indicating a relatively tame economic downturn in comparison to the Global Recession.  The doom and gloom merchants will be depressed.

On the smaller scale, June 2017 also marks some other significant changes.  The Pisces nano-age (Jun 17 – Sep 18) replaces the Aries nano-age (Mar 16 – Jun 17) but with Aries entering its Aries nano-age overflow (Jun 17 – Sep 18), expect increase conflict and international disharmony which includes the dissolution of alliances such as the breakdown of the Trans-Atlantic partnership between the Trump-led USA and Europe. The Pisces period will create another market bubble but with little or no effect in its early stages and can be ignored for the rest of 2017 and most of 2018.

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June 2017 also marks the beginning of the Scorpio nano-age decan which should create some havoc in the Scorpio quasi nano-age decan (Sep 17 – Feb 18).  In the meantime, the Aries quasi nano-age decan (Apr 17 – Sep 17) should keep the markets bullish notwithstanding the effects of a Gulf War size regional conflict which may break out at any time. (See Take Your Pick: War or Terrorism).

The new 5 year economic paradigm commencing June 2017 should not be overlooked or discounted because it significantly changes the economic dynamic in the world.  Under the previous 5 year Cancer quasi micro-age decan, Cancer would always respond better to smaller periods that were positive and mildly truncated smaller periods that were negative.  In the new Aquarius quasi micro-age decan, Aquarius will emphasise the negative smaller periods and tend to truncate bull markets, except the occasional short lived frenzy.

YEAR TO DATE PERFORMANCE

Referring to figure 1, the market peak on 1 Mar 2017 coincided with positive sentiment from both the 5 month Leo quasi nano-age decan combined with the Leo and Cancer pica-age overflows lasting until mid-March 2017.  The negative influence associated with the Gemini pica age overflow affected March to April when the DJ lost over 300 points.

Since April 19 2017, it was again up, up and away except for a short and sharp market drop of almost 400 points leading to May 17 2017.  As I write this upwards tendency shows no sign of abating because the underlying sentiment from the Aries quasi nano-age remains strong until around September, though the ride could become a little bumpy the month or two leading up to September.

June 2017 Forecast

This month remains in the very strong Aries quasi nano-age decan and the underlying sentiment for the market is a bull market which is due to come to an end sometime in September 2019.  At the nano-age overflow level, it begins with Taurus and shifts to Aries, which supports a strong month for the DJI unless a war or major conflict interrupts the markets.

Traditionally June is a weak month for the markets as it coincides mainly with the Sun in Gemini.  The Fire signs of Aries, Leo and Sagittarius usually produce good market conditions while the opposite Air signs of Libra, Aquarius and Gemini produce difficult market conditions.  However, June 2017 commences with a very strong two week Sagittarius full moon (1st – 15th June), which will also want to push the markets up, especially around the full moon on the 8th of June.

There could be a pullback between the 15th and 23rd June due to a Gemini lunar influence. The final week of the month (23rd – 30th June), is influenced by the new Cancer lunar month which can bring choppiness but still with an upward trend.  In conclusion, this should be a relatively strong month for the markets which goes against the established average performance normally experienced in June each year.

FOR THE ASTROLOGER

The Dow Jones Peak 1st March 2017

The peak of the Dow Jones index (DJI) in the first five months of 2017 was March 1st, 2017 at 21169 closing at 21115 (See figure 1).  This occurred towards the end of the five month Leo quasi nano-age decan (Nov 2016 – Mar 2017) and taking into account that the greatest bull market of all time occurred in the Leo micro-age (1985 – 2000), Leo has again delivered positive financial outcome to the DJI (see Leo quasi nano-age decan in Figure 2).

March 2017 was probably under the influence of the Cancer nano-age overflow, and though I have assigned a ‘neutral’ status to this period, it should be noted that for the first half of 2017, the world remained in the larger Cancer quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2012 – Jun 2017) – which can be defined as a mild Post Global Recession Recovery period.

There is another technique I have recently discovered that also provides correlations to the financial markets.  This technique I call The New Lunar Astrology.  I will be setting up a blog on The New Lunar Astrology ASAP but the essence of The New Lunar Astrology is that each lunar month is broken into two sections.

For example, if we examine March 1st 2017, it occurred near the beginning of a Pisces lunar month (26 Feb – 27 Mar 2017).  In The New Lunar Astrology, the first and last weeks of any lunar month are ruled by the sign the Moon was located at the exact New Moon.  In this case, the New Moon was in Pisces (when the Sun and Moon were conjunct in Pisces). The first week of the Pisces lunar month is 26th February to 5th March and this week is therefore ruled by Pisces. Pisces is the best sign for bubbles (when Virgo reality is ignored).  The same occurred with the real estate and economic bubble prior to the recent Global Recession associated with the five year Pisces quasi micro-age decan (Aug 2002 – Jul 2007).  In the case of the Pisces lunar month, this is a much smaller influence, but it seems to have made its mark.

Another point of interest is the post March 1st DJI low on April 19th 2017 closing at 20404 – a drop of 711 points in less than two months.   This occurred on the day that the Moon left the two week influence of the Libra full moon and, in time for the day’s trading session, entered the last week of the Aries lunar month.  Libra is a difficult sign for the markets while Aries is strong for the markets, so after 2 weeks of subdued conditions, the new Aries period created a turning point sending the markets back to its normal upward projection.

The following table shows the two-part lunar month influences for the rest of 2017, which should be combined with the quasi nano-age decan and nano-age overflow from my previous post (2017 – Economic Catastrophe or More of the Same?).  This lunar influence is a mild short term influence which may provide some added insights.

Figure 3 – Lunation table for the rest of 2017

The actual transits for the DJI high on 1st March 2017 are insightful.  The following list includes all the aspects on the day with an orb less than one degree:

Jup        Opp       Ura         0°09′ A

Mon      Cnj         Ura         1°21′ A

Mar        Opp       Jup         1°39′ S

Mar        Cnj         Ura         1°49′ S

Sun       Cnj         Nep       0°25′ A

What is most noticeable is that every aspect involves Jupiter, Uranus or both!  Why Jupiter and Uranus?  Jupiter rules expansion and positivity, and Uranus rules extremes.  Combine Jupiter with Uranus and we have the archetypal soup of expansion and extremes.  In addition, a market peak is a turning point, as the market then reversed direction.  While the tight aspects on the day included only neutral conjunctions and hard oppositions, there is a total absence of positive aspects.

DJI Low 19th April 2017

The following are the transits on April 19th 2017:

Ven       Sqr         Sat          0°23′ A  (key aspect)

Sun        Cnj         Mer       0°57′ A

Sun        Tri           Nod       1°43′ A

Mer      Tri           Nod       0°45′ S

Mon      Sqr         Mer       1°58′ S  (key aspect)

Firstly, there are no aspects involving Jupiter or Uranus.  The two key aspects are Venus Square Saturn and Moon Square Mercury, both short term aspects.  The 19th April DJI low occurred immediately after the arrival of the lunar phase change from Libra to Aries only a few hours before the beginning of the day’s trading session.  This correlates to the transiting Moon being exactly square the transiting Sun, and though not shown on the list of aspects above, this square between the Sun and Moon bringing in a change of lunar signs probably created this black spot!

200 Point DJI Drop 17 May 2017

The largest drop in the DJI for many months occurred on the second last day of the tenuous Scorpio full moon period (2nd – 18th May 2016) and the moon sign on the day was Aquarius, with Scorpio and Aquarius always bad signs for the market.

ASPECTS

Sat         Tri           Ura         0°10′ A

Ven        Opp          Jup         1°41′ A

Sun        Sqr         SNo        1°49′ A

Sun        Sqr         Nod       1°49′ A

Of the above, it is the Sun squaring the nodes that offers the greater insight as the Sun is ruler of Leo, one of the best signs for the markets, and the nodes behave in an eclipse fashion, temporarily revoking the impact of the Sun.  This aspect was only in play for about 3 days.

The 2017 Economic Meltdown?

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There is a growing sense by a mounting cacophony of doomsday commentators that a catastrophic economic meltdown is around the corner.  This is not supported by my global economic outlook for 2017.  Let’s begin with the basics.  My previous research (see The Dynamics of Economic Recessions in the Age of Aquarius) has indicated that the two key critical ingredients for determining the economic situation in the world is the 5 year quasi micro-age decans and 15 month nano-ages.  However, I now lean more towards the 5 month nano-age decans rather than the whole 15 month nano-age.  In addition, in 2016 I also utilized 5 week pica-ages for fine tuning, and this also worked out well.  (For those new to macro-astrology, see Age of Aquarius for Dummies).

Only once every five years the quasi micro-age decan change, and this is the case in 2017.  In June 2017 the Cancer quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2012 – Jun 2017) comes to an end and this marks the end of the 5 year post Global Recession period.  Cancer is moderately good for the economy (because it is opposite in nature to problematic Capricorn) but due to Cancer lacking Capricorn’s archetypes – Cancer has no backbone.  Therefore, this Cancer quasi micro-age decan was a period of weak recovery.  Things have ever so slowly improved in Western economies though the Dow Jones appears to have gone ballistic – again.

The new 5 year period to arrive in mid-2017 is the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022) peaking around December 2019.  Unfortunately Aquarius is opposite Leo – one of the best signs for positive economic conditions and especially stock markets.  This does not bode well for the Aquarius period as it means that there is no strength in the coming economic conditions.  The inconsistency associated with Aquarius will mimic the changeable nature of Cancer so the market volatility of the 5 years Cancer period will continue in the coming 5 years Aquarius period.  No one should expect economic strength or stability in the coming 5 years.

Furthermore, the greatest bull market of all time occurred in the Leo micro-age (1985-2000) and the coming Aquarius period has the opposite intent – it wants to undermine the positive (Leo) economic conditions for western economies.  This not only will occur, it most likely will be concluded with an economic recession in the period March 2021 to June 2022 – though this coming recession should be much milder than the last Global Recession.

The only relevance in 2017 of Aquarius is that at any time under Aquarius, an economic shock can appear, but often these economic shocks can be separated by some frenzied activity.  Also, from mid-2017, the seed for the economic recession (of March 2021 to June 2022) may come into focus.  Where is the fragile economic underbelly?  Most likely something associated with Aquarius.  This suggests the IT industry, internet companies, digital disruption or insufficient electricity supplies will bear the brunt of the coming economic problems, but only the first glimmer should be experienced in 2017.  A clearer picture will emerge around the end of 2019 when Aquarius strengthens.

Of course, all this hyper-Aquarius influence will mean more populace anti-globalization sentiment as Aquarius, on a bad day, is associated with pro-nationalistic anti-globalization as recently experienced in Brexit and Trump’s ascendancy.  Perversely, Aquarius is also the champion of globalization which is a major by-product of the arrival of the Age in Aquarius in the 15th century when the whole world commenced to be discovered for the first time.  If international trade is curtailed in any way, this will have some dire economic consequences not too much further down the garden path.

Specific countries with strong association to Aquarius will increasingly come under the spotlight for better or worse though usually the focus is to their advantage or strength.  These countries include:  Germany, Russia and, Turkey plus all the Arabic countries.  Except for Germany, all these countries and region are also associated with Cancer, and the world remains firmly in the Cancer micro-age overflow (2014-2029).  Specific countries with strong association to Pisces will experience problems and difficult issues due to the derived 12th house effect of Aquarius promoting Pisces’ 12th house.  This affects a 10 year period (December 2014 until November 2024) and is already in play.  Countries with strong Pisces’ association include: North Africa, Czech Republic, Europe, Netherlands, most Polynesian countries, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine & the USA.

In summary, this Aquarius period is not going to bring economic stability or any sustained growth or strength, and any vulnerability due to a weakening IT sector, digital disruption, insufficient electricity or anti-globalization is bound to become a negative economic issue as this 5 year Aquarius period plays out.

Taurus nano-age & overflow (Dec 14 – Mar 16 – Jun 17)

Whenever a cusp appears, such as the above quasi micro-age cusp, other cusps also appear for many smaller periods.  Drilling down from quasi micro-age decans we arrive at the 15 month nano-ages.  June 2017 sees the conclusion of the Taurus nano-age and overflow.  Taurus is the most stable of all the signs, and no economic recession (since 1791 at least) has commenced in a Taurus nano-age.

Despite this overall economic stability, negative issues related to money and currency are promoted, so we have recently seen international currency manipulation with many countries desperately trying to devalue their currency so their products are cheaper to buy on the international market. Trump is accusing China of doing the same to the perceived detriment of American producers.

Other Taurus related financial difficulties include India removing overnight (late 2016) some high denomination notes to counter the anti-tax black cash market that dominates India.  Many other countries such as Venezuela, Egypt, Rhodesia, China, Mexico (due to Trump), UK (following Brexit), Papua New Guinea and Switzerland are also experiencing financial problems related to liquidity, foreign exchange, the black economy and so on.  China’s liquidity problems should not be underestimated.

For example, even the Australian government has recently stated it is investigating removing its largest denomination – the $100 note from circulation – as they believe many billions of dollars in illegal criminal profit is stashed under many mattresses. The USA has also examined the possibility.  Examination of the ‘illegal’ cash economy of Australia in 2010-2011 found that drugs and criminal activity accounted for very little compared to people, businesses or corporations hiding their legitimate income (to avoid taxes).[1]  The usual suspects are condemned so the real suspects can continue relatively unscathed.

Governments can never be trusted to tell the truth, so when countries such as India, Australia, the European Union, Venezuela, Rhodesia as examples want to summarily withdraw high denomination notes from the market, the pretext that this is to undermine the black economy cannot be trusted or fully trusted.  What is really happening here?  Some commentators believe it is the first step towards a negative interest rate policy (NIRP) whereby instead of banks paying customers interest on their bank accounts, the banks charge customers for holding their cash.  This is already occurring in some countries.  To facilitate NIRP, it is necessary to have more money held in banks and less stuffed under mattresses.

Under the Taurus nano-age and overflow negative interest rates has been implemented across Europe and in Japan. The challenge for most policymakers is getting this (Aquarius) unconventional monetary policy to help economies escape from a (Taurus) liquidity trap.  The only country that seems to have succeeded with this policy is Sweden.  Sweden is in the middle of the pack when it comes to G10 countries with negative rates. At -0.5%, the benchmark repo rate is higher than benchmark rates in Switzerland and Denmark, but lower than rates in Japan and the Eurozone.[2]

With the current Taurus nano-age and overflow coming to a close in mid-1017, monetary policy will shift away from exchange rates and NIRP – but it will reappear with super sharp teeth and claws in the Taurus micro-age and overflow (2029-2044-2059), especially in the central Taurus quasi micro-age decan.  If banks want to charge people for holding their money, this suggests that there is nowhere for the banks to use this money and make profitable income.  This is due to the coming multi-century economic slowdown that will seriously pick up speed in 2029. (see All Good Things Must Come to an End)

The end of Taurus also indicates an end for some short term economic stability as Taurus is opposite in nature to Scorpio – one of the signs that most savages the economy and markets.  The end of Taurus means the world is moving into more turbulent waters in mid-2017.

Aries nano-age & overflow (Mar 16 – Jun 17 – Sep 18)

All ages and sub-period overlap the previous and following periods.  The Taurus nano-age decan overflow overlaps the Aries nano-age.  Aries is as turbulent as Taurus is stable, but the turbulence from Aries is not usually directed to the economy but to war.  With the peak of Aries occurring in mid-2017, we must expect an international conflict of the level of the Gulf war and Iraq invasion (see What is in Store for Trump & the USA in 2017?).  This conflict does not have to wait until June 2017 – Aries does pick up speed in April 2017.  The arrival of such a war or significant conflict, above and beyond the ‘norm’ since the invasion of Iraq in the last Aries nano-age, will most likely spook the markets but usually Aries is a strong sign for the economy, so we should not expect the markets to be dragged down by this conflict other than in the very short term.

Aries archetypes should flourish – does this mean further improvement in iron and steel prices?  The following graph shows the clear jump in iron ore prices since the arrival of the Aries nano-age in March 2016:

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Pisces nano-age and overflow (Jun 17 – Sep18 – Dec 19)

The departure of one nano-age decan and overflow must mean the arrival of another as at every level associated with the astrological ages, there must always be a pair of periods of the same type in play at any one time.  With the departure of the Taurus nano-age and overflow in June 2017, we see the arrival of the Pisces nano-age decan and overflow.  This does not require much evaluation at this point as the first quarter of any period is its weakest quarter, and only the first quarter of the Pisces period will be experienced in the second half of 2017.

Pisces does rule the oil industry, and the arrival of this Pisces nano-age in June 2017 suggests that we should see the beginning of the increase in the price of oil from its incredible lows during the Cancer quasi micro-age decan.  This is supported to a degree with the arrival of the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022)  because Aquarius has traditionally been linked to Arabia – the source of much of the world’s oil supply.

crude-oil-price-history-chart-2016-12-16-macrotrendsCrude Oil prices[3]

Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow (Jun 17 – Nov 17 – Apr 18)

What is more relevant than the above Pisces period is the first 5 month Scorpio nano-age decan within this Pisces period.This Scorpio period will bring the first economic shock associated within the larger 5 year Aquarius period.  By November 2017 the markets are going to be rattled and we will see a downturn in sentiment in the period Aug 2017-Jan 2018 with the strongest focus in November 2017.  This is not going to collapse the house of cards but the sentiment is one of vulnerability, lack of economic progress and a more restricted economic environment than we have experienced for a few years.  However, these Scorpio nano-age decans are not as difficult as the Capricorn nano-age decans with regards to the economy and markets.

2017 Market Prediction

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Table 1

Table 1 indicates the two major influences in 2017 (columns with colored cells), but these two influences are NOT equal.  The major and most important influence is the Q-Decan column (representing quasi nano-age decans).  Red is positive for the markets, blue is negative (orange is OK and white is neutral).  This table indicates very positive circumstances for the markets until September before it turns sour.  The Pica O/F column (representing pica-age overflow) is a secondary minor fine tuning that is far less dependable but can provide some short term insights affecting month-to-month stock market sentiment within the quasi-micro-age decan in force.

For example, the Gemini pica age-overflow affecting the markets in March to April 2017 indicates negative sentiment while the more significant Aries Q-Decan indicates very positive sentiment.  Therefore the Gemini period indicates a short term and small correction to an ongoing strong market.

Missing from Table 1 is the arrival of the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan in June, which in itself subdues the market.  Therefore 2017 suggest two very different realities – the first half is a continuation of late 2016 while the end of the year shows a significant reversal – but not a recession.

Review of 2016 Market Prediction

Table 2 is extracted from Virgo (2015-16) Leading into Taurus published in December 2015.

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Table 2

In the above table, the Blip + column is the same as the Pica O/F column in table 1 for 2017.  (I am trying to simplify these tables)

Table 2 divides the year between neutral Taurus until June 2016 then strong positive market sentiment for the rest of the year.  The associated Dow Jones graph (below), aligns with the above Q-Decan column remarkably well.   The first half of the year was slightly better than sideways, and all the action happened in the second half of the year.  Furthermore, the dip in early 2016 coincided with Gemini (pica age and overflow) displayed in the last two columns of this table as a downward influence.

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The late June correction was associated with the negative Capricorn and Aquarius influences (in the Blip columns).  The November correction is associated with Scorpio while the hike past the Scorpio correction is indicative that the Leo strength overwhelms the mild negativity associated with the Libra.  There is still time for Virgo to apply a small correction in late December or January.  2016 confirms that the Q-Decan column is the most important indicator.

Conclusion

2017 appears to be a continuation of the last half of 2016 for the first three quarters of 2017 than a visible pullback but not an economic collapse.

References

[1] https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/datablog/2016/dec/20/cash-in-hand-how-big-is-australias-black-economy?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+AUS+v1+-+AUS+morning+mail+callout&utm_term=204927&subid=17386767&CMP=ema_632

[2] http://www.businessinsider.com.au/sweden-only-place-nirp-is-working-2016-4

[3] Crude Oil Prices – 70 Year Historical Chart

The Dynamics of Economic Recessions in the Age of Aquarius

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Really serious recessions such as the Great Depression, and the recent Global Financial Crisis, are not identified exclusively by quantitative (statistical) means but due to a combination of factors allegorically similar to an airplane crash.  According to the TV program Air Crash Investigators, an airplane crash does not occur due to one problematical incident, but to a series of incidents that separately are normally incapable of bringing down a plane, but when combined, will create a crash.

For the really major recessions such as the Great Depression of the early 20th century and the Great Recession 2007-9 (forming part of the Global Financial Crisis 2007-12), multiple factors come into play including both statistical and qualitative elements.  The qualitative factors (based upon evaluation) are unusual and therefore identifiable (qualitatively) in advance, and so can be used to determine which short-listed future periods based on statistical methods are most likely associated with a recession.

I chose the recessions[1] for the USA in this research as it was during the research period (1791-2014) that the USA became the premiere economic world superpower establishing itself as the Pisces-Aquarius age empire similar to Rome one age ago. The research was primarily based upon examining the starting point for each recession down to the 15 month nano-age level to discover any pattern that ‘triggered’ the recession.  In the period investigated there were 45 micro-age decans (of approximately 5 years each) and 180 nano-ages (of approximately 15 months each)

General Results

Something quiet profound occurred after the Great Depression.  There was a 74 years gap between the Great Depression and the recent Global Financial Crisis (GFC), but in the 74 years period prior to the Great Depression, there were 10 large recessions.  Also, the small recessions since the Second World War are further apart compared to the period before the Great Depression.

The recent GFC suggests that something went spectacularly wrong in the lead up to the GFC that allowed the re-emergence of a major recession after 74 years of relative economic stability.  The stricter banking regulations post Great Depression appeared to have worked, but the major problem that created the GFC was the emergence of a shadow banking system that sat outside of the banking regulations, yet these shadow banks acted like banks and needed to be rescued like banks.  Such shadow banks included Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Because these shadow 21st century banks were not regulated like banks, this cauldron of quasi-banks basically brewed a monster and created the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression while governments failed to keep their eyes on the ball, and in the USA President Clinton willingly and stupidly fostered the revocation of these controls.  Adopting the precepts of extreme capitalism, many governments around the world including the USA virtually gave the markets enough rope to hang themselves – which they did.[2]  This is called free enterprise.

Statistical Research Results

For the period concerned, there were 46 recessions spread across 45 micro-age decans of (approx.) five years each and 180 nano-ages of (approx.) 15 months each.  The basic structure of the sub-periods of the astrological ages is that each astrological age of approximately 2150 years has 12 sub-ages (of 178-9 years) that also contain 12 micro-ages (of approximately 15 years).  Each micro-age has 12 nano-ages of approximately 15 months each. All these periods can also be divided into three producing age-decans, sub-age decans, micro-age decans and nano-age decans. These periods lead into a following period of the same length and the following period is labelled by “overflow”.  Therefore after the Scorpio sub-age (1791-1970) is the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148). All periods work in pairs, for example the period 1970 to 2148 is both the Scorpio sub-age overflow and Libra sub-age, and archetypal associations of both these signs will manifest in the period 1970 to 2148 .

Another perspective of the structure of ages and all sub-periods are the quasi periods.  Any period plus its overflow defines the base of a bell-curve.  The middle or upper 50% of the bell curve is the quasi period.  For example, in the case of the Scorpio sub-age (1791-1970) and the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148), the base of the whole Scorpio sub-age and overflow is 1791-2148.  The middle 50% is the period 1881 – 2019.  This period represents the peak expression of the wider Scorpio period and is called the Scorpio quasi sub-age.

As another example, the Pisces age is 732 BC to 1433 ADD and is followed by the Pisces age overflow (1433-3574) which is also the age of Aquarius.  The Pisces quasi age is 352 AD to 2503 AD.  Though the world has been in the Age of Aquarius since 1433, the strongest sign in the world is Pisces as the world remains in the Pisces quasi age until 2503.  If you require assistance in understanding these sub-periods employed within the astrological ages, see “The Age of Aquarius for Dummies”.

The following are the key indicators associated with recessions:

All Recessions

  • Scorpio and Aquarius quasi micro-ages are more likely than not to produce both a large or small recession
  • Gemini nano-ages seem to be the most attracted to any type of recession
  • Taurus nano-ages are the most adverse to precipitate any type of recession

Large Recessions

  • commenced in every Gemini quasi micro-age decan
  • avoided commencing in the Aries, Cancer and Sagittarius quasi micro-age decans
  • avoided commencing in the Cancer, Scorpio and Taurus nano-ages
  • Water nano-ages are the most under-represented in large recession
  • Mutable nano-ages account for 56% of all major recessions
  • Every large recession from the 1882-85 recession onwards has commenced in a Mutable nano-age

Small Recessions

  • have very strong relationships (100%) with Fire quasi micro-age decans
  • avoid Pisces quasi micro-ages decans.
  • Scorpio nano-ages are the greatest small recession attractor
  • Water nano-ages are over-represented in small recessions

Backward Compatibility

The probability associated with the three forms of micro-age decans and two forms of nano-age decan were collated which produced a score for each nano-age from 1791 to 2014.  Every large recession in this period had a score of zero or more strongly suggesting that this score process is relevant. In every period with a negative score, no major recession occurred.  Similar clarity was not found when examining small recessions.

Applying the same approach used above, but directed towards future periods, utilizing predictability scores of zero or more as a signature for large recessions, can only produce a short list of possibilities (see Table 1).

From To QMAD Nano-Age Mut Score
12 2014 3 2016 Cancer Taurus -4
3 2016 6 2017 Aries -4
6 2017 9 2018 Aquarius Pisces -1
9 2018 12 2019 Aquarius -1
12 2019 3 2021 Capricorn 3
3 2021 6 2022 Sagittarius * 5
6 2022 8 2023 Libra Scorpio -1
8 2023 11 2024 Libra 2
11 2024 2 2026 Virgo * 3
2 2026 5 2027 Leo 2
5 2027 8 2028 Gemini Cancer 1
8 2028 11 2029 Gemini * 6
11 2029 2 2031 Aries -2
2 2031 5 2032 Pisces * 0
5 2032 7 2033 Capricorn Aquarius 0
7 2033 10 2034 Capricorn 0
10 2034 1 2036 Sagittarius * 1
1 2036 4 2037 Scorpio -2
4 2037 7 2038 Virgo Libra 0
7 2038 10 2039 Virgo * 1
10 2039 1 2041 Leo -2
1 2041 4 2042 Cancer -5
4 2042 6 2043 Taurus Gemini -1
6 2043 9 2044 Taurus -5

Table 1 – Predictions of large recessions for the Gemini and Taurus micro-ages covering the period December 2014 to September 2044 with the ‘Mut’ column flagging Mutable nano-ages (with a positive score) which have the highest of all probabilities of commencing a large recession

It is extremely unlikely that all the flagged (*) periods in Table 1 will produce a major recession taking into account the track record from the end of the Great Depression to the GFC indicating that large recessions have become a rarity.  This may change if government regulations post-GFC proves to be inadequate or the world is entering a more volatile economic period.

Applying the above methodology to small recessions produces unreliable results and it is not a practical approach to apply any quantitative statistical insights gained from examining small recessions as a predictive tool despite the evidence of some patterns.  In general, statistically derived astrological patterns are like the dripping faucet in Chaos Theory.  In Chaos Theory, researchers found patterns virtually everywhere (which ultimately supports the hypothesis of astrology).  One experiment with a leaking water faucet found that the time delay between each drip could never be predicted, but when it did occur, it would fall into a pattern of say one of eight distinct time frames rather than spread evenly through all possible time frames.

In the case of economic recessions, statistical evidence of astrological patterns cannot predict when the next major recession may appear, but when it does, it most likely will conform to an existing pattern.  Despite statistical research being incapable of being an exact tool for prediction purposes, in this situation anyway, it is certainly useful for supplying a short list of possibilities.  The only way to evaluate these short-listed possibilities is by qualitative methods.  The best way to approach qualitative assessment is by examining previous large recessions to look for qualitative patterns or coincidences that are outside the scope of statistical analysis.  I am limiting this to the last two significant economic recessions as they form two classic examples of the astrological dynamics of economic recessions.

CASE STUDIES

The Great Depression

The October 29, 1929 Wall Street crash occurred inside a Virgo quasi micro-age decan (April 1928-Mar 1933) but for major events, it is also prudent to note other relevant larger periods for contextual purposes. The Great Depression occurred in a Capricorn micro-age (Oct 1925 – Aug 1940).  The Capricorn micro-age alone suggests a subdued and dour influence.  However Virgo is the key sign.  The Virgo quasi micro-age decan (1928-1933) corresponds tightly to the drop in US GDP approaching 1930 as indicated in the following graph.

Economic Slump of the Great Depression

There have been four Virgo quasi micro-age decans since 1791 and an economic recession or problem has been associated with most of them.  First there was the Panic of 1819 followed by the 1822-23 recession (a small recession) in one Virgo quasi micro-age decans.  In the next Virgo quasi micro-age decans were the Panic of 1873 and the Long Depression.  The third Virgo quasi micro-age decans produced the Great Depression and the exception to the rule was the last Virgo quasi micro-age decans (Oct 1982 – September 1987) but this did include Black Monday on 19th October 1987 which sits in the orb or uncertainty of the cusps of these periods.  The major stock market crash did occur in the associated Virgo micro-age decan overflow

It has already been noted that Mutable quasi micro-age decans (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces as a group) in 44% of their appearance are associated with a major recession (longer than 1.5 years).  However, the key factor with the Great Depression was an outside factor altogether.

The major Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851- 1910 -1970) was at its greatest strength between 1910 and 1940.  Pisces traditionally is associated with economic bubbles.  Furthermore, while a sub-age decan appears every 60 years, this is the strongest sub-age decan of all due to the Pisces quasi-age (352 AD – 2503) being the absolutely strongest sign in the world in this timeframe.  Its strongest half is 1433 to 2503.  The Pisces sub-age decan and overflow (1851- 1910 -1970) was supercharged by the Pisces quasi age.

This major period of Pisces resonance is also the key factor in both world wars and the rise of the USA as the new world Pisces super power.  The first half of the 20th century was an abnormal and highly volatile 50 years due to the Pisces resonance, and nothing like this will be experienced again for around another 700 years.

From the astrological perspective, the Great Depression was a ‘set-up’.  The Great Depression was created by this super-charged Pisces influence which indicates that delusion, deception and lack of clarity were dominant and this mass delusion produced a massive economic bubble was the chief factor behind the Great Depression.  It is the greatest example the world has ever experienced of pigs competing for the trough of easy money.  Virgo is the sign opposite Pisces, so when the Virgo quasi micro-age decan (April 1928 – March 1933) arrived, it was just a matter of time for reality to stick its head above water to announce that “the king has no clothes”.

A key component in understanding the reasons behind the arrival of an economic recession is to understand the circumstances leading to the crash.  The Great Depression was not caused by the Virgo quasi micro-age decan but the incredibly powerful 60 years Pisces sub-age decan promoting economic bubbles assisted by mob delusion.  Virgo is one of two reality signs that restore clarity as Virgo is opposite in nature to its opposite sign Pisces.

 The Global Financial Crisis (GFC) 

I take the GFC to have commenced as the Great Recession (2007 – 2009) but globally lasted until 2012, a period of 5 years corresponding to the Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (2007-12).  Like the Great Depression, the key instigating component here is Pisces, but a much milder Pisces.  The Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (2007-12) was preceded by a Pisces quasi micro-age decan (2002-07) and Pisces, given the opportunity, brings economic bubbles.

Furthermore the GFC occurred in a Cancer micro-age (2000-14) and commenced with the Cancer quasi micro-age (Jul 2007 – Jun 2022) aligned to the sub-prime market associated with (Cancer) real estate.  This time, the reality sign Virgo was replaced by the harsh-reality sign of Scorpio. Scorpio is opposite Taurus, the sign of money, and so under Scorpio, anything related to money is at a disadvantage or vulnerable.  Furthermore, Scorpio rules derivatives (due to their leverage aspect), and loans.

Similar to the Great Depression, the GFC was powered by a much stronger energy than mere quasi micro-age decans. The Scorpio quasi-micro-age decan was sitting under the Scorpio sub-age and overflow (1791-1970-2148) in its most potent period (1970-2059).  The Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (2007-12) resonated with the larger Scorpio sub-age overflow.  The potency however of the resonating Scorpio associated with the GFC is an echelon below the Great Depression.  It also placed the emphasis on the different side.  In the case of the Great Depression, resonance supported the massive Pisces bubble that was created whereas in the GFC, resonance enhanced the Scorpio reality correction after a much smaller Pisces period that the Great Depression.  However, even this smaller Pisces period still resonates and is empowered by the dominant Pisces quasi age.

The previous Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (Nov 67 – Nov 72) experienced only a small recession – the Recession of 1969-70 but reading between the lines, this recession followed a depressed period that commenced around 1966 but was serious by 1968.  The start of the economic slump was in the Scorpio micro-age decan (Jun 65 – May 1970).

The Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (Jul 1898 – Jun 1903) followed a dynamic Aries period (both micro-age and quasi micro-age decan) and consequently saw two major recessions in the one period plus the Panic of 1901 that lasted three years due to another Scorpio feature that spooked the markets – the assassination of  President McKinley in 1901, coupled with a severe drought.

The Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (Jan 1844 – Dec 1848) also experienced two small recessions including the Panic of 1847.  This Scorpio period also followed a Pisces period.  Scorpio is a dangerous sign for the economy if it is out of control (ie influenced by Pisces).

Conclusion

Based on the above evidence, I conjecture that for the appearance of major depressions or super-recessions, resonance is required.  Without resonance, just normal mild cyclical recessions or downturns are experienced.  There are no equivalent periods of resonance in the rest of the 21st century and the only period that stands out will not be until 2089 at the peak of the 60 year Aquarius sub-age decan which resonates with the Age of Aquarius.

PREDICTIONS

Referring to Table 1, there are two flagged nano-ages that survive the requirements of both quantitative and qualitative assessments – the Sagittarius nano-age (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) and the Gemini nano-age (Aug 2028 – Nov 2029).  I will only examine the first of these two possibilities at this point of time.

Sagittarius nano-age (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022)

The Sagittarius nano-age (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) is the last nano-age of the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – June 2022).  It must be remembered that Mutable nano-ages account for 56% of all major recessions and every large recession from the 1882-85 recession onward has commenced in a Mutable nano-age.  However the secret key aspect here is anti-resonance.

The greatest and longest bull market of all time occurred appropriately in the Leo micro-age (1985 – 2000).  From October 1987 until the early peak of 2000, stock values increased nearly seven times.[3]  The key to this situation is that the Aquarius quasi-micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – June 2022) ‘opposes’ Leo and thus the outstanding economic performance experienced under Leo.  This is called anti-resonance.

The Sagittarius nano-age (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022) is the only Mutable nano-age in the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan and thus the most likely time-frame for a major downturn as Aquarius has the ability to squash any vestige of the Leo micro-age bull market.  However, placed in context, this would have to be at least one if not two echelons below the gravity of the 2007-12 GFC.

Under the influence of an Aquarius quasi-micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – June 2022), which includes the above Sagittarius nano-age at its end, the world may succumb to a low level depressed economic period that experiences a number of shocks, or at least one large unexpected shock.  First there is a Pisces nano-age and overflow (Jun 2017 – Sep 2018 – Dec 2019) which may breed a mini bubble, especially in the middle half of this period, as Pisces is the key bubble sign.

Superficially, it may seem strange that the Sagittarius nano-age may breed a recession as this seems to go against the grain for expansive and positive Sagittarius, but the Sagittarius nano-age is overshadowed by the concordant Capricorn nano-age overflow – the bad news sign.  The only thing sitting between the Pisces bubble and dour Capricorn is the powerful Aquarius nano-age combined with the end of the more powerful Aquarius micro-age decan (Dec 2014- Dec 2019) when it goes into its more powerful overflow mode.  This period may also include a preliminary downward economic shock as is the nature of Aquarius.

The Sagittarius nano-age (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022), which is also the same period of time as the Capricorn nano-age overflow, is sitting like a bullseye as it has all the hallmarks of a small recession.  It follows a mini bubble, it is under the influence of a relatively strong Aquarius quasi nano-age, an anti-business sign due to its opposition to Leo and any Capricorn period brings bad news.

It should be noted that each recession will affect various sectors in each country, and each country or region differently, depending upon the signs involved.  For example, the recent GFC had a very minor impact upon Australia compared to most other countries in the Developed World, but Australia is having a difficult economic time post-GFC due to plummeting iron prices.  The GFC was also precipitated by the collapse of (Cancer) real estate bonds appropriate for the Cancer micro-age and micro-age decan in effect.

With the next recession expected within the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (sitting within the Gemini micro-age), it should be expected that there is an involvement of both Aquarius and possibly Gemini archetypes in this economic downturn.  Aquarius could manifest solely as a shock, a sudden and unexpected loss of confidence or collapse without involving any further Aquarius archetypes.  However, the key Aquarius archetype I will speculate upon is “the future”.  The world is at the beginning of a multi-century economic downturn and the reality of this possibility may become more obvious to the economic pundits around the world. (see All Good Things Must Come to an End ).

Gemini may intrude in the increasing extreme climate instability due to the massive environmental degradation of the world in the form of tornadoes, cyclones and hurricanes becoming even more massive, frequent and destructive (see Windmills, Windmills Everywhere ).  The other key associations to Gemini include media and cities.  Perhaps the final collapse of print media takes its economic toll?  Perhaps online media such as FaceBook or Google succumb to a new economic challenge?  One or more major cities (ruled by Gemini) are destroyed by either natural or man-made causes?  The massive cost required by deteriorating environments of cities significantly subdues the economy due to the necessity of higher taxes to fund the solutions?

There is some time up our sleeves to work out the fine print for my economic prediction for a reasonable economic recession in the Sagittarius nano-age (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022).  Based on the GFC, the next recession may start coming into focus in mid-2017 onward as the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan comes online.  Additional focus should be provided by the end of the Aquarius micro-age leading into the Aquarius micro-age decan overflow in December 2019.  The mound from whence the economic recession of 2021 or 2022 is precipitated should come into focus at one or both of these important cusps.

References:

[1] List of recessions in the United States. Wikipedia, Retrieved February 21, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_recessions_in_the_United_States&oldid=647085853

[2] Great Recession, Wikipedia, Retrieved February 22, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Great_Recession&oldid=647636105

[3] Laurent Belsie, “Bull markets: how this one stacks up in history”, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 May 2013, http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/2013/0504/Bull-markets-how-this-one-stacks-up-in-history/1987-2000-582-percent-gain

Gold Price Skyrockets in India after Currency Ban

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The demonetization of Indian currency around November 9th 2016 has been overshadowed by Darth Vader from the Evil Empire being elected president of the USA. Without going into the politics, political agenda and subterfuge involved with this extremely unusual stance by the Indian government, it is the astrological perspective that I am examining.

1000-rs-notes

Every country has an astrological signature in macro-astrology, and the signature behaves like a totem pole with three to four key zodiacal signs on the pole.  I am not entirely sure of India’s exact signature, but research has shown three signs definitely are on India’s totem pole even if I am not sure of their correct order.  The three signs are Taurus, Capricorn and Leo.  Taurus is revealed in the sacred cattle, Capricorn in the caste system and Leo in Indians love of gold and of course the color feast of Bollywood.  It is the Taurus element that I am focussing upon here.

The world is in a Taurus nano-age overflow (Mar 2016-Jun 2017) – a 15 month period that followed the Taurus nano-age (Dec 2014-Mar 2016).  The overflow period is more powerful of the two.  When Taurus is strong, financial issues become more relevant.  The USA experienced this in the recent US presidential elections as the accumulated woes of a working class experiencing no real wage growth for decades finally came home to roost in the political agenda.

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

A Taurus period places a focus upon any Taurus archetype so this combines India with money.  The demonetization occurred in a Scorpio lunar month with Scorpio the sign most related to destabilizing value.  It also occurred on the shadow of the Taurus full moon.

The unexpected nature of the demonetization is associated with the same element that brought Donald Trump to power – Aquarius.  Shocks and unexpected developments that appear like lightning flashes are Aquarius archetypes.  The Taurus nano-age and overflow is the first nano-age of the new Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014-Dec 2019-Nov 2024).  Expect many more shocks and unexpected developments in this Aquarius period.  Aquarius shifts into second gear in June 2017, and third gear in December 2019.  Aquarius is not going away, it will be getting stronger.

I will not digress into the financial implications of what this Aquarius period will mean for the world other than to say that the post Global Recession period ruled by Cancer comes to an end in June 2017 and a new economic paradigm ruled by Aquarius becomes the new focus.  Cancer was mildly good for the world economy, including the USA, and this is to be expected from any sign opposite in quality to Capricorn.  However, Cancer, by its very nature, does bring instability and volatility into the mix.

The new Aquarius economic period will be a far more interesting animal to watch.  Apart from sudden and unexpected developments such as the Indian government basically seizing about 25% of the savings of many of its citizens under the pretext of stopping corruption, Aquarius is opposite Leo, and Leo was the sign in play for the greatest bull market of all times.  Let’s just insinuate that with Aquarius opposite in nature to Leo, we are looking for the opposite of the greatest bear market of all time in the next 5 years – but not a cataclysmic recession or even an economic shock as powerful and destructive as the recent Global Recession.  The multi-century economic downturn arrives incrementally, not with massive shocks. (see All Good Things Must Come to an End)

How does Aquarius relate to India?  Aquarius sits in 4th house position to Taurus, 7th house to Leo and 2nd house to Capricorn.  Aquarius will not bring prestige or accolades to the Indian government in the 4th house position.  The 7th house brings conflict and division and the 2nd house indicates that money is an issue.

This small exercise demonstrates how the writs of the sub-periods of the Age of Aquarius interface with developments in the world.  There is one more intense period in the current  Taurus nano-age and overflow (Dec 2014-Mar 2016-Jun 2017) which is the last two to three months leading to June 2017 when the Taurus nano-age overflow intersects with a Taurus pico-age (there are twelve  5 week pico-ages in each nano-age).

Even on the pico-age level, the demonetization package implemented by the Indian government occurred in the Scorpio pico-age of the Taurus nano-age, akin to a full Moon.  What was so interesting for me with the Indian government stealing so much money from many of its citizens is its interface with the lunation cycle.

Reference: Gold Price Skyrockets in India after Currency Ban, November 9, 2016, by Jayant Bhandari

 

Economic Good Fortune Returning to Much of the World

For the purposes of following the international economy in an ultra-summarized fashion, I am using as my base, the Dow Jones Index (DJ) of the New York stock exchange.  On the 29th March 2016, with the DJ around 17630 I predicted in a post[1] that the DJ would close higher in April 2016 compared to the last high of around 18,351 made in the previous year in May 2015. The market did not exceeded the 18096 peak recorded near the end of April but it did make a significant move in that direction. In another post on 2 May 2016 I predicted that the market would continue to rise in May 2016 but would then meet headwinds for a few months before the end of May.  May has seen a sideways slightly downward trend with a mild market rally at the end of the month to 17,873 which is mildly continuing in early June.

DJ Graph

In the above graph, the market bottom on February 11 coincided with the very negative Gemini blip in February (see the table below).  This was followed by the neutral Taurus blip and very positive Pisces blip with both blips covering March, April and May.  At the same time, market conditions improved (see the above DJ graph) though late April, May and into June show basically a sideways movement.  There is a possible reason for this sideways movement.

Start Straddle 5 Month Blip
Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Virgo Leo
Jan 2016 Taurus Cancer
Feb 2016 Taurus Gemini
Mar 2016 Apr 2016 Taurus Taurus
Apr 2016 May 2016 Taurus Pisces
Jun 2016 Sagittarius Aquarius
Jul 2016 Sagittarius Capricorn
Aug 2016 Sagittarius Sagittarius
Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Sagittarius Scorpio
Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Leo Libra
Dec 2016 Leo Virgo
Jan 2017 Leo Leo
Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Leo Cancer
Mar 2017 Apr 2017 Aries Gemini
May 2017 Aries Taurus

Currently there are two countervailing forces in play.  At the smallest level I can identify within the Age of Aquarius, the negative influences of the 5 week pica-ages (blips) should push the DJ downwards for about the next 10 weeks due to the two adjoining Aquarius and Capricorn blips (shown in dark blue in the above table).   However, on the nano-age decan level, the Sagittarius nano-age decan enters its potent upper half of the bell curve in June (sometime) for 5 months.  This will propel the international economic situation in an upwards direction, especially from August 2016 onwards.

In the meantime, there is a struggle between the downward blue blips and upwards (red) Sagittarius. Sagittarius will ultimately win this war but it may have to struggle until its time of glory begins in August.  From September all the way to April 2017, the small blips are all negative but the 5 month nano-age decan influences remain strongly positive.  This will not be an out of control boom or bubble, but it is a sure sign for bull market conditions and positive international economic factors.

What else can be expected in the months ahead?  The main game for the next 5 months is Sagittarius, which sits within the Taurus quasi nano-age until November 2016 (see table below).

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

The over-riding 5 year economic influence remains with the Cancer micro-age decan until June 2017 – only one year away!

This Cancer influence has seen China basically running the international economic situation for the last 4 years.  This will definitely continue but the Sagittarius period in operation for the next 5 months stimulates (Cancer) China’s 6th house of health.  This suggests that China’s economic ‘malaise’ may continue unless of course we see a pronounced increase in employment opportunities in China.  If the malaise continues, the boost in world economic conditions over the next 5 months must come from somewhere else other than China.

Cancer rules real estate and it has been reported that the US housing market has recovered all its losses from the recent Global Recession and that it is currently outperforming the stock market.  By 2009, real estate had lost $12 trillion but post 2009 real estate has increased by $33 trillion though there has been a reluctance by homeowners to increase mortgages.  The current growing Sagittarius influence may see even further gains by real estate and may be the source of the coming economic optimism.

What else does Sagittarius do in the next 5 months?  Firstly, it stimulates Pisces America’s 10th house and so the US leadership role or position in the world is temporarily enhanced.  Alternatively, the US presidential elections just becomes the main game in town, and considering the wild card thrown up by Donald Trump, the ebb and flow of election outcome predictions may take the international attention.  The experience of seeing the conservative Republican Party in the USA self-destruct is not an everyday occurrence.

The formation of the US Republican Party in 1854 will see its first major astrological anniversary between June 2017 and September 2018.  At its formation the two dominant signs at the micro-age level were Cancer and Gemini, and currently the two strongest signs at the same level are also Cancer and Gemini.  However, with Sagittarius the main sign leading to the 2016 presidential elections, Sagittarius promotes the 6th house of illness to Cancer and stimulates conflict and opposition with Gemini.

The US Democratic Party was established around 1828 making its major influences the signs Leo and Cancer.  Its first major astrological anniversary was June 1991 to September 1992 which covered most Bill Clinton’s revival of Democratic Party fortunes in the presidential office of which he was elected in November 1992.  The current Sagittarius influence does not resonate with Cancer well but works well with the Democratic Party’s Leo credentials.

Sagittarius also stimulates Pisces-Aries Europe so it is hard to see a Brexit by the UK with Europe’s stature expected to increase under Sagittarius.  However, an elevated 10th house in Europe is the same as promoting conflict with its 4th house base (the 4th and 10th houses are in opposition).  Europe’s base is its members so the push by some in the UK to exit the European Common Union is timely.  Of course, Sagittarius Australia should experience a mini-boom. The airline industry should also have a buoyant time, and aircraft sales should increase and more travelers head for foreign lands.

Gemini regions are in 7th house conflict mode in a Sagittarius period, and the countries identified to date with Gemini are the Koreas, Iraq and Syria – nothing new here. We can expect deterioration in some or all these countries in the coming months.  The arrival of the 15 month Aries quasi-nano-age in November 2016 means that war and heightened military conflict is again at the world’s doorstep, but this will become a much greater issue by mid-2017.  This coming Aries period has the same status of the previous Aries period allied to the invasion of Iraq by the USA and its allies, so we can expect some conflict of similar proportion developing next year.

Virgo countries will be at their lowest status under Sagittarius.  Virgo regions and countries include:  north-western Europe in general, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Netherlands and France. Gemini is the sign of cities, and so for some reason, cities may get into unusual conflict or disagreement in the next 5 months.  The most famous Gemini city is London, so sparks may fly.

The mining fall-out continues with all the mining gains of last decade now lost.  With Capricorn ruling mining in general, a 5 year Cancer period brings no joy.  Furthermore, Sagittarius sits at the dreaded 12th house position to Capricorn mining indicating that the current growing optimism may not make it to the miners and there may be some spectacular mining bankruptcies still to come.

Nevertheless, Sagittarius in general is a very positive economic sign and so we should see the temporary return of economic optimism, positive conditions and good fortune in the world. We should expect one or more reasonable dips in June and July as the background Cancer influence remains potent, and Cancer prefers a volatile market.

To get a handle on all these strange micro, nano and pico-age periods etc see Age of Aquarius for Dummies at macroastro.wordpress.com/the-age-of-aquarius-for-dummies/

[1] FaceBook Financial Astrology group

Major Bankruptcies & Taurus

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Peabody Energy, the world’s largest coal company, has just gone bankrupt as a result of the imploding US coal industry.  The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April 2016.  Peabody has been around since 1880 after starting out in Chicago with just a wagon and two mules.  Ten years ago, coal (ruled by Capricorn), provided fully half of America’s electricity.  Hundreds of coal-fired power plants have gone out of business in recent years due to alternative energy sources. US coal production has nosedived by 36% since 2008.[1]

The major Australian steel and mining group Arrium, which formerly operated as mining giant BHP’s long steel products division, has collapsed into administration in April 2016.  The cash-starved company had struggled to come up with alternative proposals acceptable to its bankers.  Arrium, formerly known as OneSteel, has been hit by the plunge in iron ore and steel prices over the past two years.[2]

In addition to Peabody and Arrium, Energy XXI Ltd[3] and Paragon Offshore[4] have also filed for bankruptcy in April 2016. Energy XXI is the largest publicly traded independent oil producer on the Gulf of Mexico shelf.  Paragon is the latest casualty of an oil market that has fallen more than 70 percent since June 2014.

In Taurus & the Panama Papers published on 7th April 2016, I stated:

Certainly we can expect some major bankruptcies

We can expect even more bankruptcies.  Whenever a 30 month Taurus nano-age and overflow appears, we can expect a significant rise in financial issues.  Furthermore, in this 30 month period, it can be divided into 4 sections, and of the four sections, the third of them is the most potent.  The world is currently in the most potent section of the 30 month Taurus nano-age and overflow (March – November 2016).

The Taurus nano-age & overflow

The Taurus nano-age & overflow

Interestingly, this 30 month Taurus period is occurring within a larger Cancer period (the Cancer micro-age and overflow February 2001 – December 2014 – November 2029) and coincidentally, the world is in the most potent third quarter of this Cancer period (December 2014 – June 2022).  Cancer is opposite Capricorn, the sign for mines and the sign for coal.  Anything associated with Capricorn is in ‘detriment’ in a Cancer period.  This is how macro-astrology works.  Every period has correlations to unfolding events

Also, Cancer is the sign of monopolies and it is a distinct possibility that the massive drop in oil prices is an attempt by the major oil producers to strangle their competitors.  In my post Virgo Leading into Taurus on 12th December 2015 I stated:

What has caused the plunge in the oil price?  The USA has doubled domestic oil production over the last 6 years so established international oil producers have had to find new markets and drop their prices due to the surplus of oil.  In parallel, many economies remain weak post the Global Recession thus reducing the demand for oil.  Cars are also slowly becoming more fuel efficient.  The oil-producing countries such as Venezuela, Iran, Nigeria, Ecuador, Brazil and Russia are the major losers. Persian Gulf states have considerable financial reserves to tide them over.  It is believed by some conspiracy theorists that the USA and Saudis want to hurt Russia and Iran by lowering the oil price.  For example, plunging oil prices in the 1980s helped bring the Soviet Union to their knees.

The monopolistic practices of large oil producers is also probably in effect as the current five year Cancer period ( July 2012-June 2017 ) promotes monopolistic practices as Cancer is always associated with monopolies (monopolies behave like some giant amoeba sucking in all obstacles in its way as it grows to an enormous size).

How long will oil prices remain depressed?  Judging by the fact that as the end of 2014 approached, oil prices seriously deteriorated indicates it is associated with the current 5 year Cancer period that commenced in July 2012. Furthermore, the USA commenced doubling its oil production 6 years ago (around 2009) but our current Cancer five year period sits upon a number of larger Cancer periods. It is unlikely the current turmoil in the oil and commodities will end before June 2017 at the earliest.

See the full Taurus & the Panama Papers

The heat remains high for further major bankruptcies until November 2016.

These bankruptcies, associated with the current Taurus nano-age overflow, is a preview of times ahead.  The first nano-age of every 15 year micro-age (there are 12 nano-ages in every micro-age) is the same as the following 15 year micro-age.  The first nano-age in the current Gemini micro-age is the Taurus nano-age.  The current Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) will be followed by the Taurus micro-age (Nov 2029 – Sep 2044).

The current financial crisis in the world associated with a fragile coal industry, falling steel and commodity prices, the international currency war and threat of expanding deflation is a minor prelude to a much greater financial disaster in the decades ahead.  The worst will appear in the third quarter of the full Taurus micro-age and overflow (2029-2044-2059) which will stretch from 2044 to around 2051).  The years 2036 to 2044  ill also be financially volatile.  However, there is no single major financial calamity in all of the current 21st century comparable to the Great Depression of the early 20th century.  The financial uncertainties of the 21st century will be incremental but all following the same theme – the world is accelerating towards a major period of contraction including population and economic contraction (see All Good Things Must Come to an End).

References & Citations

[1] http://www.vox.com/2016/4/13/11420882/peabody-energy-bankruptcy-coal?utm_campaign=vox&utm_content=article%25253Atop&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

[2] http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/debt-laden-steel-and-mining-group-arrium-collapses-into-administration/news-story/2f80d2a341fa3bd0cdc705c4f2c6d90e?nk=363d4b94b9199b607b127cd00e7820bc-1460860087

[3] http://ow.ly/4mKQ3i

[4] http://ow.ly/4mKQg7

Taurus & the Panama Papers

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The Panama Papers read like Who’s Who of world power.  My interest in the Panama Papers is not about the possible immorality involved including possible unethical behaviour and perhaps even illegal behaviour.  My interest is that it is about money.  Money is ruled by Taurus.  Taurus is strong in the world at present for one very clear reason.  The world entered the 15 year Gemini micro-age in December 2014.  Each 15 year micro-age commences with a 15 month nano-age.  The current Gemini micro-age commenced with a Taurus nano-age (December 2014-March 2016).

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Due to the overflow effect, the Taurus nano-age then overflows into the following Aries nano-age but the Taurus momentum is stronger than Aries, and so this following period can also be labelled the Taurus nano-age overflow (March 2016-June 2017).  The complete Taurus period is then the Taurus nano-age and overflow (Dec 14-Mar 16-Jun 17).  This however, is a wave and can be divided into four sectors similar to the four phases of the monthly lunation cycle.  Evidence consistently demonstrates that the third phase is the strongest.  The third phase of our Taurus wave is March to November 2016.  This is where we expect to see the greatest manifestation of Taurus in the complete wave created by the core Taurus nano-age.

With Taurus we expect money and financial issues.  Certainly we can expect some major bankruptcies, but we can also expect anything associated with financial issues to be pushed up the totem pole of noticeability.  Corporations and rich people holding large sums of money in former pirate enclaves now converted into seamy tax havens has all the hallmarks of Taurus.  But it gets even more interesting.

Believe it or not, these small nano-ages have 12 pica ages of approximately five weeks each which including their overflow period cover a span of ten weeks.  These also behave like waves.  The strongest pica age in April 2016 is the upper 50% of a Pisces pico-age wave.  Pisces rules deceit and deception plus islands.  It has been noted that Panama is often used as a transit point for many other tropical tax havens with a preference for islands such as the Seychelles, Channel Islands, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and Singapore.  This is the first incidence in my research where I have found synchronicity between a minute pica age and nano-age, in this case the Pisces pica age and Taurus nano-age.

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

Expect more noticeable shenanigans involving Taurus up to November 2016 at least.  The current worldwide currency war being orchestrated by central bank interest rates, corruption and other scandals associated with banks, bankruptcies and so on should figure more than normal in 2016.

There is more to the current Taurus nano-age and overflow than expected.  The first sub-period in any period is a preview of the next period.  The Taurus nano-age is the first sub-period of the current Gemini micro-age, and so this Taurus nano-age is a preview of the much larger and more powerful Taurus micro-age and overflow (2029-2044 and especially the period 2044 to 2059 in its overflow period).  Why will there be financial turmoil in the world in that timeframe, especially from 2044 onwards?  Because the Developed World is running out of money due to the long term economic contraction that is commencing this century and will last a few centuries. [see All Good Things Must Come to an End.

The Biggest One Day Jump in Iron Prices

In response to Michael Mansfield’s query in the Financial Astrology Facebook group on March 8 2016:

Do any of you see any particularly strong astro-causal factor for today’s BIGGEST EVER one day jump in iron ore prices?

I would like to say I predicted “the BIGGEST EVER one day jump in iron ore prices” reported on March 7, 2016 but I only picked the change in sentiment that would occur in March 2016.  The last sentence of my WordPress post, Any More Bubbles Need Bursting?, on 19 September 2015 stated:

With Sagittarius on the horizon (arriving around March 2016), economic positivity should return – especially in the second half of 2016.

The forensic investigation is actually far more informative and detailed when using macro-astrology for this analysis as March 2016 is the month that displays the greatest change in dynamic in the 15 months to March and there will not be anything of equal significance for another 15 months.

The reason for the rise in iron prices in early March 2016 is clearly evident and not due solely to Sagittarius.  The main reason for the rise in iron prices is that March 2016 commenced the new 15 month Aries nano-age and Aries is the sign that rules iron.  Expect the drums of war to be furiously beating in about 7 months as the last Aries nano-age saw the idiotic invasion of Iraq.  Aries periods always display greater than normal acts of war, violence and destruction.

However, within the 15 month Aries nano-age are its three decans, and the first decan is Sagittarius.  The Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (Mar 16-Aug 16-Jan 17) brings economic good fortune.  Even though the first quarter of all periods in macro-astrology is always the weakest of the four quarters, there is usually a very early indication of the manifestation of the archetypal energy aligned to the sign of the period.  In this case it was “the BIGGEST EVER one day jump in iron ore prices”.

The Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow will pick up speed mid-way through the first 5 months, but peak in August 2015 with everyone jumping up and down with glee while the world economy temporarily goes into a fit of exuberance.  Unfortunately the Aries nano-age also seriously picks up speed only one or two months later and so we can expect sabre rattling and some world leaders again behaving like hairless chimps screaming for someone’s blood.  However, this should coincide with a peak in iron prices

The following graphic of these nano-ages, quasi nano-ages, nano-age decans and quasi nano-age decan is provided as a tool to visualize how the layers of the onion operate deep down within each astrological age.  Any change with any of these periods corresponds to changes in world economic conditions.  The change in March 2016 just stands out due to the arrival of the Aries nano-age and Sagittarius nano-age decan.

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

Nano-ages, nano-age decans & associated quasi periods

Why didn’t I predict the dramatic increase in the iron price?  Firstly, I wasn’t paying attention to iron prices.  Secondly, I don’t place my primary focus on financial astrology and thirdly, I still find it hard to believe that these miniscule periods deep within ages have such strong correlations with worldly events.

You should consider joining the Macro-Astrology group to keep on track with the evolving conversation.  I post to many groups and sites but nearly all these posts are also published at the Macro-Astrology FaceBook group like a central depository

All Good Things Must Come to an End

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Yesterday I listened to an interesting talk by Satyajit Das, former banker and author of “A Banquet of Consequences” , “Extreme Money” and “Traders, Guns & Money” on negative interest rates and the possibility this will lead to the abolition of cash.

Imagine a bank that pays negative interest. Depositors are actually charged to keep their money in an account.

It’s already happening already in some countries like Japan, parts of Europe, and America is now thinking of it. However if negative interest rates prevail, people will no longer put their money in a bank, but instead will literally store it under a mattress. The next idea for the central bankers is the abolition of cash.[1]

However, my interest in this radio program is that according to Satyajit Das, no matter what central bankers do, they are failing to produce a suitable recovery following the recent severe Global Recession.  Basically, it is always assumed that whenever a downturn occurs, a recovery follows.  This mindset is so ingrained, that bankers merely lower interest rates and encourages government to spend more money and the recessionary conditions abate and flourishing economies return.  But this is not happening!

Why is the post Global Recession recovery so patchy and small?  This is where the astrological ages can play their part in astrology providing a perspective not available from any other form of astrology.  To understand the present conundrum, it is necessary to understand economic bubbles such as the real estate and economic bubble before the Global Recession.  In a bubble, people throw their money in the ring so as to not miss out on the plunder.  Furthermore, no one seems to be able to comprehend that the bubble will not go on forever.  This mass hysteria has been repeated time and time again and the behavior is always the same.  If you are not a pig at the trough in a bubble, you are missing out.

However, there are bubbles, more bubbles… but then there are BUBBLES. The world has been on a gigantic bubble for centuries.  This gigantic bubble is associated with the booming sign of Sagittarius associated with the Sagittarius sub-age decan and overflow wave (1612-1791-1970).  The second half of every ‘wave’ is always about twice as strong as the first half so while economic output and population started to significantly increase in the Sagittarius sub-age (1612-1791) it was during the more powerful Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791-1970) that population and economic output went ballistic.

This exponential increase in output and population is not permanent but this is incomprehensible to most people as once they join the roller coaster of a bubble, it is inconceivable that it will ever come to an end. But it is coming to an end, and the recent Global Recession was the first nail in the coffin of the excesses of the last few centuries.

Since 1970 the world has been in the second half of the Scorpio sub-age and overflow wave (1791-1970-2148). Scorpio not only does not rule expansion and good fortune, it rules pruning the bush, contraction, minimalism and financial insecurity.  The momentum of the Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791-1970) has continued past 1970 but only for so long because Scorpio WILL have its day and it expressed its intentions clearly with the recent Global Recession associated with the Scorpio quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2008-Jul 2012) which resonated with the Scorpio sub-age overflow to create the worst economic turmoil since the Great Depression.

How long will the momentum of the expansionary Sagittarius sub-age and overflow carry on?  Not very long at all, and in fact, it is being curtailed now.  Why?  Because the Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) co-exists with the new Libra sub-age.  The new Libra sub-age has three sub-age decans and the first one is the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970-2029-2089).  Gemini is opposite in nature to Sagittarius and will therefore put a stop to the expansionary Sagittarius momentum with the main period for this opposition from 2029 to 2089.

However Gemini is slowly growing in strength as you read this.  The first quarter of the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970-2000) is the weakest quarter and any effect from Gemini was either unnoticeable or minute.  2000 marked the beginning of the second quarter and this is the period where Gemini hangs out its shingle and means serious business. First there was the collapse of the dotcom bubble then the Global Recession.  The strongest quarter for Gemini is the third quarter (2029-2049) where economic contraction will be in full swing but there will not be a focused recession like the Great Depression.

However, there are intermediary Gemini stepping stones in the current second quarter because in December 2014 the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014-Nov 2029) arrived upping the Gemini ante.  The arrival of the Gemini micro-age decan (Nov 2024) will further increase the growing intensity of Gemini.  Upon arrival of November 2029, the world is staring down the barrel of a 60 years anti-Sagittarius period.  This is a serious reversal of centuries of virtually unbridled expansion.

The present and future economic contractionary influence will not be universal around the world but primarily affecting First World economies because since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius in the 15th century, the First World has been at the leading edge of the Aquarian age which like the wake of a boat, fans out to the rest of the world.  The contractionary process will also fan out to the rest of the world but for some time, it will appear that the First World will be falling behind while the Developing World appears to forge ahead unabated. This is only a temporary condition because once each Developing World country starts to catch up to the First World, it will also commence its contractionary process.  This has recently started in China even if it only starts with a decrease in the growth rate.

This scenario should be expected as what goes up comes down, and what goes down comes up.  It is part of the natural cyclical process associated with much of physical reality that astrology is so well equipped to calibrate. People may be dumbfounded that the crazy exuberance of the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow should come to an end, but this is what is happening.  This does not mean there will not be short and medium term bubbles or positive economic conditions in the rest of this century, just that the conditions for contraction will be slightly stronger leaving a net contractionary process.

A contractionary period does not spell societal doom and gloom.  Japan has been leading the world with its deflationary economy and there is no associated societal breakdown.  There will be winners and losers in the coming centuries. This is a good time to get into the pruning business!  The Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970-2148) will be leading the world into a sustainable economic and low polluting paradigm.  There is no place for free rides on economic bubbles in the period ahead.  However it will be a different world as capitalism has a very hard time if markets are not constantly expanding.  This is why multi-national cigarette companies had to swarm over Asia, Africa and the Developing and Third World in the face of a contracting market in the First World. The earlier you understand where the world is heading, the greater your ability to thrive as you will not invest in industries that will be going over the cliff.  Sustainable and green industries will not be going over the cliff, neither will the IT industry plus any industry associated with Scorpio.

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Will cash become obsolete under Scorpio?  Most likely as money is ruled by Taurus and Scorpio is the opposite sign to Taurus.  Don’t hold on to your bank shares forever as banks are also ruled by Taurus.  However, Leo rules the 10th house of status to Scorpio and therefore suggests that gold will have a significant role as this century plays out.  The Roman Empire survived an even stronger Scorpio event compared to the current Scorpio sub-age overflow.  There will be winners and losers under Scorpio and so you will need to hone your Scorpio skills of perception, regeneration and renewal.

Reference

[1] http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/negative-feelings-about-interest-rates/7218562

China’s Economic Honeymoon Ends with a Bang

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The spectacle of another free-falling stock markets in China in January 2016, following about 12 months of the same downward growth trend, suggests that a significant economic change or milestone has arrived for China.  As it turns out, January 2016 was not a random month but astrologically highly significant for China and the world.  While January is highly significant, it also highlighted a mistake I made, or at a minimum, an oversight in my astrological forecast made in December 2015.

In my last post, Virgo (2015-16) Leading into Taurus published on 12 December 2015 I stated:

 “In a Virgo period, …., everyone is critically examining the evidence and data looking to drag the markets down – but based on hard evidence rather than the illusions associated with bubbles.

….. This is the first time where I have utilized 5 week blips (pico-ages).  I cannot guarantee their accuracy at this stage and so this blip analysis can be treated as research in progress and I will review the outcome in a later post.”

I have received congratulatory feedbacks for predicting the down market commencing in January but despite the fact I am a Sagittarian and therefore like bragging, I actually made a big mistake.  The mistake was one of omission.  However when mistakes are made, there is still a 50% probability of getting the outcome correct, or almost correct – which occurred in this instance.  So while it can be construed that I did provide a correct forecast for a depressed market in January 2016, I missed the importance of the Cancer blip – which in my previous post I had shown as being activated straddling January and February 2016.

What constitutes a blip?  These blips are at the very bottom rung of the ladder of the astrological ages and I have only been referring to them in the last few months and only applied to financial astrology. All periods are waves, and it just so happened that the Cancer blip occurred within a larger Cancer period, which also occurred within an even larger Cancer period and yet again. When this occurs it is like all the ducks lining up (to be shot at the county fair).  The small blips resonating with larger waves (of the same zodiacal sign) always occur near the end of every wave and this creates a ‘sting in the tail’.  These ‘stings in the tail’ are highly noticeable as they are super-charged from the parent wave(s).  It appears that the massive slump in the Chinese stock markets in January 2016 corresponded to one of the ‘highly noticeable’ periods which unfortunately I did not notice in my preparatory work – I just recorded an average downwards influence.

I also made a second error in my pervious post.  I applied an untested assumption in my December forecast – I assumed that the emphasis of the Cancer blip in question was based on the second part of the sine wave (descending from the peak to its bottom).  I should have taken the top 50% of the bell curve instead.  For a 10 week sine wave, this shifts the emphasis from the last 5 weeks to the middle 5 weeks.  This brings forward slightly the peak emphasis of the Cancer blip, so instead of stating it was mainly effective straddling January and February, it would be more accurate saying its main effect was in January.

Astrological ages and all sub-periods down to 5 week blips behave like sine waves

Astrological ages and all sub-periods down to 5 week blips behave like sine waves

[Sine wave graphic by Omegatron]

Pica-ages is an entirely a new frontier for me in macro-astrology as less than a year ago I told myself that blips (pica-ages) are either unidentifiable, and if identifiable, unusable. Why?  Because the astronomy behind the astrological ages (precession of the equinoxes) is erratic at the scale of weeks and months. Allegorically, these blips behave as if they are attached to a rubber band which at places are very stretched, and at other places is loose. Some blips are technically a lot longer, and some are much shorter compared to an average blip.

In the current astrological environment, Cancer is the elephant in the room.  If Cancer is the elephant in the room, what does this mean in financial terms?  China is not the only country or region ruled by the sign Cancer, but it is the second biggest economy in the world and so China is the (Cancer) elephant in the room.  This means that, at a minimum, China is the economic heavyweight in the world for at least the period October 2013 until June 2017 and consequently will be the foremost definer the world’s financial affairs during this period.  Therefore, any time within this almost 5 year period that accentuates Cancer, so will China’s economic affect upon the world be strong.  This is what occurred in January 2016, and it is by its very nature, this is not a common event.

Is China the elephant in the room or the giant panda in the room?

Is China the elephant in the room or the giant panda in the room?

The Cancer blip does not occur in a vacuum.  A significant change occurred in December 2014 strongly affecting the future direction of China. Since December 2014, a new 29 year wave commenced associated with Gemini.  This creates an interesting paradox.  Firstly, China will be even more influential upon the world post December 2014 compared to the preceding 15 years.  Secondly, in the post December 2014 period, China also has to deal with Gemini.  Unfortunately, Gemini is a very difficult sign for Cancer China and so this does not bode well for China.

The paradox is that China’s economic performance (or lack thereof) will be even more powerful in the coming years, but it will not continue an accelerating growth path of the last few decades.  This will be deeply accentuated from 2029 onwards when a super-major Gemini influence comes seriously online.  China will hit real troubles and not limited to the financial markets.  This does not mean it will not be the counter-weight in the world to the American goliath in the 21st century, it just means that China’s economic honeymoon period is coming to an end and it is the normal hard work to maintain economic progress from now on.

EXPECTATIONS

Future expectations remain as expressed in my previous post in December: Virgo 2015-16 Leading into Taurus. With the following adjustments

The Virgo 5 Month period (Aug 2015 – Jan 2016) is obviously still thrusting at the world raw reality, and in January it honed in on China because the major influence in January was from the Cancer blip resonating with a number of larger Cancer periods.  By the end of January, the Taurus 5 Month period (quasi nano-age decan) should have arrived (and if not, it will arrive very soon thereafter).  What can we expect from this Taurus period?  Taurus is money in all its forms so any outstanding issues related to foreign exchange,Hundred_dollar_bill_03 currency devaluations, interest rates etc. that are unresolved will come into focus in this period (Jan-Jun 2016). The impact of Taurus will significantly strengthen in (or around) March 2016 (when the Taurus nano-age overflow commences) with ts 15 month window of opportunity.

Despite some financial turmoil, Taurus is not known for recessions or overly depressed economic conditions.  This may be partly attributable to the fact Taurus is the opposite sign to Scorpio – a harsh reality sign bringing economic chaos and the key sign associated with the recent Global Recession.

Following is the updated table taking into account the wave nature of the blips:

Start Straddle 5 Month Blip
Nov 2015 Dec 2015 Virgo Leo
Jan 2016 Taurus Cancer
Feb 2016 Taurus Gemini
Mar 2016 Apr 2016 Taurus Taurus
Apr 2016 May 2016 Taurus Pisces
Jun 2016 Sagittarius Aquarius
Jul 2016 Sagittarius Capricorn
Aug 2016 Sagittarius Sagittarius
Sep 2016 Oct 2016 Sagittarius Scorpio
Oct 2016 Nov 2016 Leo Libra
Dec 2016 Leo Virgo
Jan 2017 Leo Leo
Feb 2017 Mar 2017 Leo Cancer
Mar 2017 Apr 2017 Aries Gemini
May 2017 Aries Taurus

Guide to the above table:

  • RED: positive influence upon the economy and markets
  • BLUE: negative influence upon the economy and markets
  • LIGHT BLUE: probably a negative influence
  • BLACK: neutral (ie Taurus)
  • 5 MONTH: (quasi nano-age decan) represents the 5 month influence in play. All these 5 month influences sit within a 5 year Cancer influence and Cancer can be taken to be a neutral sign because it likes to go up and down – it is a volatile sign.  Therefore, the  5 Month influences are more powerful in the 5 year Cancer environment as it suggests which direction the markets will wander
  • BLIP: this represent the middle 50% of each blip.

Some blips are shown located within just one month, but whenever another date occurs in the Straddle column, it means the blip straddles the two months.  These blips are approximately 5 weeks, so when they are shown in the above table to only affect one month, the period can be extended into whichever month immediately before or after that is shown as a blip that straddles two months.  For example the Gemini blip associated with February will tend to overflow more into March than into February.

I have been working the 5 Month influence for some time and these have greater credibility compared to the 5 week blips, so when a 5 Month influence is positive (red), a blue blip will either be mildly down, or not down at all.  However, when both the 5 Month and blips have the same color, this should be more noticeable.

What is noticeable in the above table is that next significant upward trend is aligned to the Pisces blip that appears straddling April and May 2016 suggesting a market rally.

A noticeable change should also occur by February 2016.  In the above table, January and February shows two difficult blips but these are occurring in the new neutral Taurus 5 Month period. This does not therefore portend a disaster but does suggest that financial issues related to interest rates, foreign exchange, liquidity, banks and so on may have a hard landing after the toppling of China from its formerly highly charged growth or as a consequence of the USA increasing its interest rate.

According to , in Davos (9:00PM GMT 19 Jan 2016):

The global financial system has become dangerously unstable and faces an avalanche of bankruptcies that will test social and political stability, a leading monetary theorist has warned.

Furthermore:

Debts have continued to build up over the last eight years and they have reached such levels in every part of the world that they have become a potent cause for mischief,” he said.

Additional major points from Ambrose Evans-Pritchard are:

  • Many debts will never be serviced or repaid (in the next recession).
  • If the management of debt write-offs is mismanaged it may set off a political storm based on who are the winners and losers
  • Europe will probably experience to worst debt write-offs as it is holding probably $1 trillion of non-performing loans
  • Stimulus from quantitative easing and zero rates after the recent Global Recession infected east Asia and emerging markets, stoking credit bubbles
  • Every major country, except for China, is currently engaged in currency wars though none admit it.
  • If China follows suit, the world is in big economic trouble
  • The Fed is now in a horrible quandary as it tries to extract itself from QE. If they raise rates it’ll be nasty. If they don’t raise rates, it just makes matters worse

[Reference: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/12108569/World-faces-wave-of-epic-debt-defaults-fears-central-bank-veteran.html ]

It is unlikely that a recession will occur in 2016, but with Taurus in full flight from March 2016 onwards for 15 months, some difficult financial issues associated with the above are likely to make an impact. The world economic system is in a mess.  However, the major financial collapse due to the out of control capitalist system is probably reserved for 2019 and the following few years.  This will also be an extremely difficult time for Europe as the major 5 year sign will be Aquarius, sitting in dreaded 12th house position to Europe’s Pisces.  The last time Aquarius approached this strength was when the Nazi’s and Italian fascists ran amok in the 1930s, mainly in Europe.

Caveat: These blips are new territory for me, and what I am actually doing here is publishing research-in-progress.  Over the course of 2016 I will record the results (taken from the DJIA) against the above table.  A small amount of backward compatibility work is supportive of these blips, but no exhaustive research has been undertaken.

Illustrations

Sine wave graphic:  “Waveforms” by Omegatron – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Waveforms.svg#/media/File:Waveforms.svg

Giant Panda: By Chen Wu from Shanghai, China – %u8D2A%u5403%u718A%u732B, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7605862

Further resources from Terry MacKinnell

The Dawning by Terry MacKinnell

www.macro-astrology.com – details of purchasing the book available

Age of Aquarius for Dummies – Details on the mechanics of macro-astrology

Demystifying the Aquarian Age for the interested general public and astrologers

At the Cutting Edge of the Aquarian Age – Cutting edge research into the astrological ages for astrologers

FaceBook – keep up to date with what is happening

Online Institute of Macro-Astrology – details on how to learn macro-astrology

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