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The next significant stage since August 2015, which correlated to the dramatic August stock market crash, will commence around October 2015. The August stock market crash occurred upon the arrival of the Taurus quasi nano-age (Aug 2015 – Nov 2016) and the Virgo quasi nano-age decan (Aug 2015 – Jan 2016). For the background understanding of these sub-periods of the astrological ages – read Age of Aquarius for Dummies. Both Taurus and Virgo clearly manifested in the economic developments of August 2015 because Taurus is traditionally associated with financial issues and Virgo with bursting bubbles as previously posted at this blog.

The nano-ages and nano-age decans currently in play 2015-16

Of the 15 Taurus nano-ages since 1791, two small recessions commenced, with one of these recessions commencing in a Cancer quasi micro-age decan and a Capricorn nano-age decan, the same combination as in 2015. Therefore there is a chance of a small recession commencing in 2015. The previous recession commencing in the same circumstances was the Panic of 1907.

The Panic of 1907 was appropriately also called the 1907 Banker’s Panic. This crisis occurred in the Taurus quasi-nano-age and if it was replicated in the current Taurus period, it would commence around mid-2015 as the world enters the Taurus quasi-nano-age decan in August 2015.[1]

Virgo is one of two signs strongly associated with bursting economic bubbles precisely because Virgo’s opposite sign Pisces, the sign of delusion, creates economic bubbles. The Great Depression was primarily attributed to Pisces at a strength that will not come close to being equaled for over another 700 years.[2] The worldwide stock market crash in August 2015 was attributed to the bursting of the Chinese stock market bubble as the Chinese economy showed signs of slowing down.

The August stock market crash also occurred in the 4th stage (Aug – Oct 2015) of the Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow and Capricorn prefers dour economic circumstances – as is its nature. In addition, Capricorn is directly opposite Cancer – China’s primary sign in its astrological signature. The tensions involving China are also radically increased as the world is in the most potent five year Cancer quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2012 – Sep 2018). Historically, these five years quasi micro-age decans provide the relative short term framework for the world’s economy. Despite the doom and gloom predictions from various economic pundits, Cancer is in general a positive sign for the economy but it will have some serious downward swings within it, as is the nature of Cancer, especially in a Capricorn period such as occurred in 2015.

However, the new stage commencing in October 2015 sees the disappearance of the sour Capricorn nano-age decan and overflow and leaving only Taurus and Virgo in the field. Taurus is strengthen by entering its Taurus nano-age decan (Oct 15 – Mar 16) and the weaker Virgo enters its more potent Virgo nano-age decan overflow (Oct 15 – Mar 16).

The absence of Capricorn suggest that whatever occurs in the period October 2015 until March 2016 is not directly confrontational to China, but China remains one of the few elephants in the room for the duration of the Cancer quasi micro-age decan (Jul 2012 – Sep 2018). The strengthening of Taurus suggests that some kind of financial instability in the world is on the increase, and this may put pressure on the technically bankrupt Greece and other peninsula European countries still feeling the financial pressure following the recent Global Recession (or Global Financial Crisis). Currency chaos may be on the rise and interest rate pressures on the increase. Major corporations also tend to file for bankruptcy in these Taurus periods and banks are under the Taurus spotlight as usual.

It is the strengthening of Virgo that is probably the real game changer in the period commencing October 2015. Virgo is a reality sign, and as a reality sign, it likes bursting bubbles but otherwise is not a downward economic influence. What bubbles and countries are most likely to be affected from October onwards? The prime country is the USA because the primary sign in the signature of the USA is Virgo’s opposite sign Pisces. Virgo will put stress upon the USA’s Pisces.  Will the stress affect real estate, major corporations or banks?  In the unlikely scenario that the DJ suddenly bounced back before October, it is in for another shock.

Pisces is the second strongest sign for Europe, and Virgo sits at the 6th house to Europe’s primary Aries sign with the 6th house indicative of economic ill health. Pisces is traditionally associated with Ancient Greece, so Greece may not be off the agenda just yet. Pisces rules the oil market so a Virgo period can be destabilizing for oil prices and countries depending upon oil.

Cancer always remains the elephant in the room until Sep 2018 so anything associated with Cancer will always be in the crosshairs in this period. Apart from China, Cancer rules real estate (and refugees). Therefore any real estate bubble anywhere in the world is in a precarious situation commencing October 2015. For example, the Sydney (and Melbourne), Australia real estate markets have recently seen bubble-like increase in prices partly attributed to the influx of Chinese money into the Australian real estate market. These markets therefore are prime candidates for corrections.

The following is a review of some recent Virgo nano-age decans limited to Taurus nano-ages as in the current case. It is notable that in the last two Taurus nano-ages, both experienced deep stock market problems but in the period before the respective Virgo nano-age decans and therefore associated with their Capricorn nano-age decans as was the case in 2015. The only other major economic crises that occurred in Taurus nano-ages since 1791 are the Panic of 1893 and the Panic of 1907 with both also displaying this same quality of the crash commencing before the Virgo nano-age decan appears in the respective Taurus nano-ages. It is extremely unlikely another crash or a serious recession will suddenly appear in the rest of 2015 and into 2016.

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

In September 2001, stock markets around the world experienced sharp drops following the 9/11 attacks but located in the Capricorn nano-age decan before the Virgo nano-age decan commenced. As a classic example of a major corporate crash associated with Taurus and Virgo, Enron filed for bankruptcy protection which created the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history to that time. During an economic crisis in Argentina, the government government effectively froze all bank accounts for twelve months. Euro notes and coins were appropriately introduced under Taurus in France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Feb 1988 – Jul 1988 – Dec 1988)

Black Monday (19 Oct 1987) occurred at the very beginning of the Capricorn nano-age decan before the Virgo nano-age decan. Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter were indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States in what was known as the Iran–Contra affair. The First Republic Bank of Texas failed which created the largest FDIC assisted bank failure in history. In September 1988 with $US2 billion in federal aid, the Robert M. Bass Group bought the United States’ largest thrift, American Savings and Loan Association. The U.S. Drought of 1988 caused big crop damage in many states, impacted many portions of the United States and caused around $60 billion in damage. Virgo is the agricultural sign.

Virgo nano-age decan and overflow (Jul 1974 – Dec 74 – May 75)

OPEC agreed to raise crude oil prices by 10%. In a Virgo period, Pisces oil producers will either be under attack or on attack due to the 7th house influence, in this case, OPEC went on the attack.


In conclusion, I don’t expect any more major economic or market turmoil for the rest of 2015 including up to around March 2016 except for any remnant bubbles to be burst, and possibly some major corporations or banks becoming insolvent. Greece is not out of the woods yet. A negative agricultural event could occur. As stated in “The Recession of 2015?” published in February 2015, I was ambivalent on there being a recession or depressed economic circumstanced later in 2015, which is where the world finds itself now. The big players are not in recession, but are feeling the economic pinch of contraction, while a number of the more vulnerable countries are now technically in recession. These countries include Ireland, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Taiwan, Slovenia and Holland.[3] It is also believed that Canada is heading towards recession[4] which is highly appropriate as Cancer is a key sign in Canada’s astrological signature. With Sagittarius on the horizon (arriving around March 2016), economic positivity should return – especially in the second half of 2016.


[1] Terry MacKinnell, “The Recession of 2015?”, 3 Feb 2015, http://wp.me/p5HsiC-5

[2] Terry MacKinnell, “The Dynamics of Economic Recessions”, ISAR journal (to be published soon)

[3] “Countries in Recession: in pictures”, The Telegraph, Finance section, 17 September 2015, http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9160633/Countries-in-recession-in-pictures.html?frame=2174799

[4] John Barber, “Canadian recession fears grow as interest rate drops to another record low”, The Guardian, 16 July 2015, http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/15/canada-economy-recession-dollar