While most astrologers are still confused about which age the world is in, is it the Pisces age or Aquarian age, I was able to firmly resolve that issue 28 years ago (almost a full Saturn cycle ago)? In 1987 Saturn was in mid (tropical) Sagittarius and appropriately in my 11th house. The first Saturn Return on my work on the astrological ages will occur in 2016. Saturn’s influence upon my work is further enhanced by the fact that in Vedic astrology, I entered my 19 years Saturn dasa in May 1987, a few months before I accurately rectified the start of the Age of Aquarius to the 15th century. The Saturn dasa usually reveals a person’s major role or dharma in this life. Saturn is also my ruling planet in my Vedic chart. According to my Vedic chart I am on a mission because my ruling planet is conjunct Mars, the planet of the pioneer.
Why should Gemini be strong in the world at present? Do you doubt the current strength of Gemini? If you doubt this you obviously have not seen everyone transfixed by their smartphones. Significant changes of behavior are always reflected in the sub periods of the astrological ages. For some people, it can all seem so confusing with ages, sub-ages, micro-ages, nano-ages plus their respective decans but this is merely due to lack of familiarity (see the Age of Aquarius for Dummies). The most strategic sub periods of the astrological ages appear to be associated with decans. The most powerful decan in existence is the age-decans at over 700 years each.
Currently the world is in the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148) and if you doubt the presence of Libra, start criticizing the closest female to you and see what happens. Furthermore, the world is currently pulling itself out of a 5,000 years period of mainly male dominance due to the Aries age and its lingering influence. With Libra opposite in nature to Aries, the current Libra age-decan is approaching the halfway mark of a 1,450 years process of putting a firm stop to the male testosterone madness of the last 5,000 years. We have had, and continue to have, hairless chimps running around killing each other with increasingly more powerful weapons including drones, aircraft carriers and so on. Hairless chimps rarely take a look in the mirror to see their own stupidity. Libra is in the process of rectifying this situation.
Apart from age-decans, each age also has 12 sub-ages of some 178 years each, and each sub-age has three sub-age decans of almost 60 years each. Currently the world is in a Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148) which will increase the pressure on hairless chimps holding weapons to control themselves despite the perception of many that the hairless chimps are gaining ground. Though major historical developments can be associated with sub-ages, it is the sub-age decans that provide the most strategic insights.
There are three sub-age decans in the current Libra sub-age, and the world is in the first one – the Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029). However, due to the wave-like nature of ages and all age sub periods, the influence of the Gemini sub-age decan will extend to 2089 making the full period 1970 to 2089. The second half of this period (2029 – 2089) will be far stronger in the manifestation of Gemini compared to the period 1970 to 2029, which is like the countdown to the real launch.
On the cultural level, the major significance of the current Gemini sub-age decan relates to communication (the internet and cell phones) and local transportation. The impact that emails, the internet and cell phones are having on populations around the world cannot be doubted. People’s addiction to cell phone is even affecting the political situations in an increasing number of countries as the populace finds new ways to circumvent the censorship and interference from their regressive governments.
This is early days yet for Gemini because all periods are staged based on their internal structure. Gemini started in first gear in 1970 and changed to second gear in 2000. This was the timeframe where fax machines were replaced by email and businesses started promoting web addresses. This is also when the USA and West experienced a serious wake-up call from the 9/11 terrorist attack humiliating the prestige of the USA. Gemini went into third gear in December 2014 with the arrival of the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029). We should expect s significant strengthening of Gemini in 2015 and 2016. The two major 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris is a continuation of the humiliation of the West experienced under Gemini and more should be expected (more on this later).
Fourth gear will appear around 2024 with the Gemini micro-age decan and then the world will go into overdrive commencing 2029. The world is still in Gemini’s formative period. What this means is that even today, the most sophisticated smart phones are still equivalent to a Model T Ford. Do you sometimes feel that smart phones, tablets and computers are still cumbersome and that many smart phones are really dumb phones? This is because they are. The beginning of the real communication revolution is still 14 years in the distance. With the changing sub periods of the Age of Aquarius there will always be winners and losers, and smartphone technology is on the winning side.
The communication revolution has overshadowed the transportation revolution, but the shift away from carbon-based fuel sources and more sustainable public transport options is not a passing fad but a minor preview to the coming world. Many cities have introduced buses powered by gas to lower their emissions or light rail services running on electricity. The future is not a massive suburban mansion with two or three fuel guzzling cars. In the same way we are still in the build up to the real communication revolution, the world is still in the preparatory period of the transportation revolution.
We can expect in the post 2029 era a significant reduction in domestic air transportation as high speed rail networks become the preferred domestic transportation option. The world seems hesitant to move to environmentally friendly cars, but this will all change post-2029. There is a downside to Gemini (and all zodiacal signs) inasmuch Sagittarius archetypes are stressed in a Gemini period. This does not bode well for the international airplane travel and especially domestic airplane travel. Sell your airline shares well before 2029.
Gemini also undermines Sagittarius’ philosophy and honesty. Gemini is not a time for the great statesmen, philosophers and sages, it is more like a world run by used car and timeshare sales people. Politicians will prefer the glib tongue over clarity and detailed explanation of policies. Gemini has no clear demarcation between right and wrong, truth and falsehood etc. – everything is various shades of grey from black to white. So at a time of great change, everyone may be able to tweet, Instagram, email, post etc. but that does not mean that politicians, news media and key people will provide clarity to the general public. The truth will not be found easily as the world is seemingly controlled by (Gemini) spin doctors – euphemistically called public relation consultants who pedal massaged lies to the (almost always) gullible populace. The Gemini news media follows the same basic format.
Another primary association of Gemini is twins. It should be expected that the geopolitical situation will settle on a minimum of two primary superpowers, and it does not take a magician to see this is most likely western nations headed by the USA on the one side and China on the other. The majority of the 20th century came under the rulership of a Pisces sub-age decan which promoted geopolitical duality. This was represented by the Cold War where the world was basically divided by the mainly democratic West versus the Communist bloc. Following the Pisces sub-age decan came the mono Scorpio sub-age decan and with the collapse of the Communist bloc came a period temporarily lacking major opposing camps. The world is heading back to two (or more) major opposing camps under Gemini.
However Gemini also promotes fragmentation so we can also expect further fragmentation of the world political scene rather than two cleanly separated blocs. This does not mean we are heading for a major military conflagration as on the level of ages, the lingering influence from Aries is currently being undermined by the incoming Libra age-decan. The worldwide military nightmare commenced with the Aries age around 5000 years ago when the first emerging rulers realized they could raise an army and conquer or steal from their neighbors.
In the same way that Gemini, over the rest of current century, will undermine Sagittarius, the rising strength of Libra in the world will ultimately undermine the hairless chimp’s blood lust momentum of the last five millennia. Is this why no aggressor nation has won a war for many centuries? One American commentator was complaining recently that the US has not won a war since the Second World War. The USA did not start the Second World War so the gods were on its side. The gods under Libra are only on your side if you don’t start the war! Unfortunately hairless chimps are always baying for war.
A chimpanzee brain at the Science Museum London.
How will Gemini affect continents and countries? The easiest way to view this is to examine the major sign (or signs if it is not obvious which is the major sign), and see how this sign interfaces with Gemini. Pisces is the major sign for the USA, Europe and Polynesia and Gemini stimulates Pisces 4th house of home and anti-status (humiliation). Gemini will force the USA and Europe to retreat to their borders because their status (on the international stage) is under threat. The two terrorist attacks on Paris in 2015 is most likely the manifestation of this new geopolitical reality. The USA and Europe should take care of their respective home bases, especially housing and dealing with newcomers (refugees and immigrants both legal and illegal). With the 4th house, the best approach is a defensive approach. The impetus should be on securing the borders and territorial integrity but they shouldn’t venture outside unless they are gluttons for punishment.
Polynesia will be ignored in their quest to prevent Climate Change drowning many of their islands, and in some cases, whole island nations. Other countries with strong associations to Pisces include Turkey and Ukraine and are also on the firing line for humiliation.
Gemini is even more disastrous for any country ruled by Cancer as Gemini sits at the dreaded 12th house position to Cancer. The three major Cancer regions in the world are China and all Middle Eastern nations plus countries on the Mediterranean Sea. Some countries that have a strong association with Cancer may also get caught in the Gemini net including Scandinavia, North Africa, Iceland, Mexico, New Zealand and Russia. Whatever turmoil these countries have experienced since 2000, if magnified post December 2014, will most likely be seriously in the firing line from 2029 onwards.
However it is Gemini countries that the major focus will be upon. My sign rulership of countries (including many mentioned above), is not yet carved in stone as much more research is required. Any astrologer from around the world wanting to research their own country or region’s interface with the astrological ages should contact me for information on how to approach this. Currently the following countries I have previously assigned to Gemini are: Iraq, North and South Korea, Singapore and Syria.
The Gemini fragmentation process is definitely applying to Iraq and Syria and the growing strength of Gemini insinuates this disintegration will not be stopped. Most of these Middle Eastern countries are artificial countries inasmuch as the departing European colonists arbitrarily set up countries and borders with little regard to tribal and nationalistic aspirations of the people living in the Middle East.
For example, the Kurds were not given their own country and are spread throughout eastern Turkey, northern Syria, northern Iraq and western Iran. The most famous Kurd known in the West is Saladin (1137/8 – 1193) who successfully led the Muslim opposition to the barbarian European Crusaders attacking the Levant. This occurred under a Sagittarius sub-age decan suggesting that the modern Kurds retain Sagittarius strongly in their astrological signature. In a Gemini period, a Sagittarian people will be attacked or will seriously go on the offensive. It is due to the Gemini dissolution of their region that the Sagittarian Kurds are on the offensive and are forging a natural homeland.
This Gemini fragmentation is also affecting many countries and the major beneficiary of this fragmentation will be cities, another Gemini archetypes. Only recently, in the current Gemini sub-age, has the world for the first time ever in the evolution of the human race, have more people living in cities and urban areas than those living in farming areas of the world. This is a major historical development. People are flocking to (Gemini) cities.
Many social commentators have expressed the view that cities are better placed to deal with many major issues such as Climate Change compared to their national governments and UN because cities are at the coal face of Climate Change. Pollution affects cities the most. It is in cities best interest to have cars and local transportation using electricity or non-carbon based fuels. One city that should significantly be under the spotlight is London, historically ruled by Gemini.
The world is still suffering badly from the results of the Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791-1970) whereby the Industrial Revolution ramped up population, wealth and consumption to an unprecedented level creating the current degradation of the environment resulting in the climate change issue. Gemini will seriously put the brakes on the runaway expansionism and consumerism from Sagittarius. However the breaks will not be applied uniformly around the world.
Astrological ages and their sub-periods never affect the world uniformly. Whichever country, region or civilization that is at the forefront will manifest the archetypes quickly and in advance of other regions. For example Mesopotamia was the beneficiary of the Gemini-Taurus age (5122-2916 BC), Egypt was the beneficiary of the Taurus-Aries age (2916 – 732 BC) and Ancient Rome was the primary beneficiary of the Aries-Pisces age (732 BC – 1413 AD). I also believe that the primary beneficiary of the current Pisces-Aquarius age is the USA. Whatever changes are instigated from an astrological age or sub-period slowly and steadily spreads and affects the rest of the world like the wake from the bow of a boat. For example, the Industrial Revolution first hit Great Britain which then spread relatively quickly to Europe and North America. However much of the rest of the world had to wait until after the Second World War to jump on this bandwagon, and many places still seem to be left behind or very sluggish in their economic development
It is mainly the First World that will initially be affected by Gemini throttling Sagittarius. Many commentators will jump on the ‘we are falling behind’ bandwagon claiming that China and India will surpass Europe and the USA in the coming decades. There is no doubt that China (with Cancer its main sign), is surging ahead under the current Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000-15-29) but the rising power of Gemini does not bode well for China as the current century progresses. Ultimately the same fate affecting the developed countries will affect the rest of the world with the economic shakedown that is beginning to squeeze the USA and Europe. But in the meantime the perception will exist that China (and Asia) will overtake the USA (and Europe) relatively soon.
One of the key indicators signifying the slowdown of Sagittarius, as the current Gemini period entrenches itself, is the negative population growth of most western nations that commenced decades ago. In most cases, it is only immigration that is allowing western nations to grow. However even many second tier countries are also commencing to experience slower population growths. It is very possible that the recent Global Recession, which primarily affected the USA and Europe, is just one of many Gemini sorties trying to slow down Sagittarius. The real slowdown commences in earnest from 2029 onwards.
The Gemini sub-age decan does not hit you in your face like the smaller micro-ages because it sits a little way in the background pulling a number of strategic strings that have a slower gestation period. The world is currently at the highpoint of the Cancer micro-age and overflow (2000 – Dec 2014 – 2029) and so Cancer issues are the primary focus. Cancer rules Islam, immigration, China and lack of leadership. The general population is also hypersensitive in a Cancer period. This is all occurring in under the destabilizing Scorpio sub-age overflow (1970 – 2148) making people feel vulnerable and unsafe. Scorpio however is the best sign for discovering inner Truth because many people get freaked out from what is happening around them in a Scorpio period. Scorpio is always stronger on the inside.
The greatest novelists the world has ever experienced will appear soon, around or after 2029. The world has not had a Gemini period the strength of the current one for about 1,000 years. JK Rowling may have broken records for sales, and she is the harbinger of what is to come. However, will you have time to read the new novels, because under Gemini, everyone is running around juggling family, work, businesses, sport, hobbies not to mention Facebook, LinkedIn, and the penultimate manifestation of Gemini – Twitter. In between this all, call centers are constantly bombarding us with demands on our time. This is all occurring at what seems to be an ever increasing rate and it is a wonder people have time to scratch themselves.
Finally, Gemini, as the sign ruling the brain, may indicate a focus upon how we collectively think. Scientists tell us that all humans have three basic sections in our brain mimicking our evolution from a one celled creature to an amphibian, reptile, mammal then finally evolving as a human. I will ignore our core reptilian brain as that runs all of our bodily needs behind the scenes. Our mammalian brain is the animal inside of us and governs our emotions. This is the part of our brain which decides if under stress we fight, flight or freeze. This is the part of our brain that rules the hairless chimp that wants to fight wars etc. Finally there is the neocortex, our thinking brain that makes us human. The rest of the current century may very well be a ‘battle’ between society’s addiction to having the animal brain dictate affairs and the human brain’s ability to use their intelligence to solve problems.
The history of humans is really the history of the interface of the hairless chimp orientated towards its animal brain and the human orientated towards consciousness and rationality. This is why war, genocide and oppression are interfaced with stunning advances in the science, arts and social engineering.
I am not an anthropologist but from my perspective, the human brain is ever so slowly advancing on the animal brain of the hairless chimp. For example, the animal brain wants to oppose or persecute people who are different such as homosexuals, people who use different intoxicants, people of other races and people with different religions or political allegiances. The animal brain does not like anything new or different. As a survival mechanism this was appropriate in the jungle but society cannot be a jungle if it is to survive. This is one reason why it is such a hard slog introducing the truth and the reality of the astrological ages to astrologers as people still revert to their animal brains and prefers to reject the new. This is a well known phenomenon.
I believe we are definitely seeing a slow shift to the rational brain. Even democracy is a means to incorporate difference of opinion without having a civil war over every difference. There are countless examples of society improving one area after another area due to rejecting our animal instincts and being guided by our human intellect. For example, women in the west no longer experience the extreme prejudice against them that made them equivalent to being owned as property up until fairly recently. This reality has not spread yet to the far corners of the world. The rest of this century will see the push of the rational brain over the animal brain as Gemini promotes the mind. This century will be the battle of the brains.
Finally, Gemini is never dull. So while our brains battle it out, cities grow, smartphones become intelligent, high speed rail making inroads against domestic flights, environmentally efficient cars and a bipolar geopolitical reality with the further fragmentation of political power we will have to hang on even more tightly to the merry-go-round because it is picking up speed. This will also affect astrology and astrologers.
The astrologer of tomorrow will not be a mono-astrologer practicing one approach to astrology such as Hellenistic, Medieval, Vedic, Chinese or modern 20th century psychological astrology. It will be necessary to mix and match at least two of these forms of astrology or include significant variations such as Cosmobiology, fixed stars, macro-astrology etc. Looking at astrology with only one eye is limited. Knowing two majorly different types of astrology is like having two eyes wide open and provides greater clarity. Each form of astrology is limited. Combining at a minimum two forms reduces the inherent limitations found in all forms of astrology. The Gemini gods favor this approach.
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