Very few people realize that sitting here in the modern world in 2008 that we exist within the Age of Aquarius, the sub-age of Libra (there are twelve sub-ages in every age), and eight years within the Cancer micro-age (there are twelve micro-ages in every sub-age – think of wheels within wheels within wheels). If we go back to the last age, the Pisces age, and also search for its sub-age of Libra, and eight years within its Cancer micro-age – we arrive at the year 27 AD. What was happening around 27 AD?
From the top down this was only three years before the execution of the Christian Messiah – Jesus Christ. But this must be put into perspective. The death of Jesus at the time had no impact upon the world outside of his family, very small band of followers and agitated opponents in Jerusalem – an unimportant distant outpost in the Roman Empire. Think of some local in modern Croatia, Bulgaria or Outer Mongolia being killed by a small mob of angry townsfolk – it would not even appear as a blip on the radar screen of modern media.
Therefore if ages regurgitated events along a similar timescale as previous ages, anyone in the world today fulfilling the role of Jesus would be unknown, out of the public eye, and their death would go as unnoticed as did the death of Jesus in the year 30. Nevertheless at the time of Jesus’ death, akin to our year 2011, a very specific astrological signature was present. This signature is based on the signs Scorpio and Pisces.
Since the late 1960s, Scorpio has been the key sign within the Age of Aquarius, and will remain in this powerful position until midway through the next century when Libra takes over. Whenever a smaller Scorpio period arrives within this major Scorpio period the results are magnified. At the same period in the last age, the most powerful time for Scorpio was 29 – 34 AD while in this age a similar status exists from 2010 to 2015.
How is Scorpio related to Jesus? Most astrologers relate the sign Pisces to Christianity and Jesus due to the symbol of fish used by early Christians and various analogies to fish in the stories, parables and life of Jesus. However very little in astrology is the preserve of only one zodiacal sign despite the confidence trick played onto the general public by sun-sign astrological columns in newspapers and magazines. Scorpio takes rulership of death, rebirth, regeneration and inner experiences. All these Scorpio trademarks are closely associated with Jesus. Jesus and Christianity at the early stage was an amalgam of Pisces and Scorpio.
The critical issue at the death of Jesus from a predictive astrological context is the conflict and discord that was created in this small Jewish settlement by the new Christian/Jewish cult. One of the key signs associated with Jews is the sign Taurus. Coincidentally the signs Taurus and Scorpio are opposite. What this means for Jews is that a Scorpio period created dissension within and without. Enemies are at their throats (i.e. the Roman Empire) and dissension exists within with new cults (i.e. Christianity among others).
Taking a leaf out of the Scorpio period 29 – 34 AD the same stress and pressures should be expected by Jews and Israel in the period 2010 to 2015 (even 2009). Jewish interests around the world and Israel in particular can expect to have to deal with the enemy without, and possibly dissension within. The last time Israel encountered a powerful Scorpio time was from 1962 to 1978 – the peak of Scorpio power from the end of the Scorpio sub-age. During this time Israel had to deal with the 1967 Six-Day War, the 1972 Munich Olympic Games hostages and deaths, and the 1973 Yom Kippur War amongst a medley of attacks by the PLO and related groups. Another potent Scorpio time is on the way for Israel.
Will Israel attack Iran, or will Iran attack Israel? Will Hamas deal a mighty blow against Israel or will Israel drive Hamas out of Gaza? The details are uncertain, but what is sure from the astrological age’s standpoint, the aggressor is not favored (see Will There be Peace in the Age of Aquarius?). Alternatively or additionally it is possible that the hawks and doves within Israel may be at odds with each other and that internal dissension is the order of the day.
Another interesting development occurred in Rome in the former Scorpio period when in the year 33 the Roman Emperor Tiberius founded a credit bank offering interest-free loans to offset a severe financial crisis. Real estate values plummeted, and interest rates increased leading to a crisis of confidence severely affecting the upper classes and wealthy. Many wealthy Roman families were ruined by this credit crunch. Sounds familiar?
The year 33 is akin to our 2014. Scorpio is rarely a good sign for banks, money, wealth and the wealthy as they are ruled by Taurus – Scorpio’s opposite sign.
The recent sub-prime and banking crisis originating in the USA may be the preview for a more serious banking and financial crises that may hit between 2010 and 2015. The Roman experience supports this.
One final note on this time last age. The current Cancer micro-age affects 2000 – 2019 while the former Cancer micro-age one age ago affected the years 19 to 49 AD. This period covered the Roman Emperors Tiberius (reign 14-37) and Caligula (reign 37-41). Tiberius was depressed, reserved and “the gloomiest of men”. Caligula was considered an insane tyrant who was cruel, extravagant and sexually perverse. The next insane Roman emperor was Nero but he came later. The relationship between these mentally troubled Roman emperors and Cancer is that Cancer is one of the key signs that indicate insanity, lunacy and depression.
It is extremely possible and probable that in our modern Cancer period covering 2000 – 2019 that some significant world leader or leaders will also be insane or severely depressed. Time magazine recently reported that huge numbers of US soldiers in Iraq are being given anti-depressants – the seeds of Cancer are being sown! This reflects the massive number of people in Western societies taking anti-depressants. Certainly there has been a spate of shootings by mentally troubled people in recent times. However the world has not even arrived at the strong point for Cancer yet.
The likelihood of adverse mental health issues affecting the world today is far greater than in the last age because Aquarius is another sign that indicates mental problems. Aquarius plus Cancer equals a double whammy. The worst time in the period 2000 -29 for mental health issues to negatively affect the world is the period 2015 – 20 but the tempo is quickening every year from 2007 to 2015. Hopefully one of these depressed or mentally deranged people will not have their finger on the big button. The mad Roman Emperors could murder and create havoc but they did not have access to atomic weapons that can create so much misery.