A pica-age is an oxymoron because for an astrological age of some 2140-60 years, a 5-week pica-age is anything but an age. The term remains useful because a pica-age is derived from an astrological age, but it’s very unlikely that anyone will discover a smaller period associated with an astrological age – a pica-age appears to be the end of the line when drilling down within any astrological age such as the Age of Aquarius.
However, while pica-ages are mainly a curiosity factor, they do sometimes come into focus, and though they may have limited astrological worth, there are tantalizing indications that they can perform. Recently, we perhaps have been witnessing the manifestation of a Gemini pica-age and overflow (Nov 22 – Dec 22 – Jan 23) with the takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk. Musk came to a buyout agreement with Twitter on 25th April 2022 and after some shenanigans, Musk took control on 27th October 2022. This confrontational period between Musk and Twitter appropriately occurred under the Sagittarius nano-age decan and overflow (Jan – Oct 2022) because the strongest association with Twitter is Gemini, and Sagittarius suggests opposition, and so this defined the basically hostile and confrontational nature of Musk’s takeover.
Within a few days, Musk sacked Twitter’s management and commenced a short period of personally managing Twitter, but following an online poll where 57.5% of respondents said Musk should go, Musk indicated on 21st December 2022 that he would resign his role. It is this period of Elon Musk at the helm in November and December 2022 that coincides with the Gemini pica-age (Nov 2022 – Jan 2023) see Table 1. This Gemini pica-age exists within a Scorpio nano-age (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023), but this is just one of twelve nano-ages in the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2104 – Nov 2029) see Table 1.
For some other possible correlations to pica-ages in 2022, see the Appendix at the end of this post.
A micro-age has clout, so what would otherwise be an insignificant Gemini pica-age can be raised out of the swamp due to its resonance with the Gemini micro-age. This is how astrological ages are constructed. Subperiods all the way down to pica-ages will have varying strengths, and those that resonate with stronger periods are the ones that will make the biggest splashes. It is this splash approach that I am going to apply to the pica-ages in 2023 – see Table 2 below.
The level of uncertainty related to the timeframe of a pica-age is high. The astrological ages and all their sub-periods are not like the movement of planets that can be accurately gauged. All borders for all ages and sub-periods are imaginary lines, and furthermore, the underlying creator of the astrological ages and sub-periods is due to the precession of the equinoxes. Precession is not linear but wobbles around because of the gravitational tug of the moon, other planets and so on. It is very possible that some of these pica- ages are squashed far smaller than 5 weeks, or stretched out much longer than 5 weeks. Alternatively, their position may be shifted wholesale to an earlier or later timeframe. It is also possible that precession temporarily changes direction and instead of its normal retrograde motion, it may temporarily travel forward through the sidereal zodiac due to the jerky mechanics of precession. If this is the case, it may have meant that the world entered the Age of Aquarius more than once while temporarily returning to the Age of Pisces? The advanced mathematics of precession is beyond my scope, so we will have to wait for an expert to turn their attention to this issue for resolution.
Based on the uncertainty associated with the mechanics of precession of the equinoxes, my approach to calibrating pica-ages is to assume they are perfectly linear but allow for uncertainty as to their exact borders in time. With regard to the Gemini pica-age in question, it could have started in October, or as late as even December – or even further afield? Therefore we have to handle pica-ages like electrons. When scientists are working with electrons, they are working with probability, as they usually can never be certain where an electron is at any time, and if they do momentarily measure its position, they cannot determine its velocity. Electrons, protons, neutrons and so on are not miniature solar systems because everything is fuzzy. The quantum world is a messy place, and pica-ages are the equivalent of the quantum world in macro-astrology. We have to treat pica-ages like blobs with all of their surfaces and dimensions elastic.
Most of the pica-ages in Table 2 do not require any analysis here. If any of the above pica-ages sit at the end of a nano-age decan or nano-age, their astrological analysis is available in 2023 In the Age of Aquarius. This applies to the following pica-ages:
Pisces pica-age and overflow (Feb – Apr – May 2023
Sagittarius pica-age and overflow (Jun – Jul – Aug 2023)
Scorpio pica-age and overflow (Jul – Aug – Oct 2023)
Cancer pica-age and overflow (Nov 2023 – Dec 2023 – Jan 2024)
Of the remaining pica-ages, those that do not resonate with a parent period will be ignored. This does not mean they may not have an identifiable astrological effect, but they are unlikely to have a pronounced effect due to their lack of resonance. This applies to the following pica ages with some suggested possible effects, if any can be detected:
Taurus – stock market stability?
Aries – aggression, war and conflict? Meteor or asteroid strike or volcanic eruption?
Capricorn – conservatism, doom and gloom, Russia
Virgo – public health issues and workers
Leo – royalty, financial stability, children, UK, gold
Therefore the only pica ages we need to examine in detail in 2023 are Aquarius and Gemini.
Aquarius pica-age and overflow (Apr – May – Jun 2023) resonates with the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) – see Table 3 below. This will stimulate extremists, more Russian extremism, quests for freedoms and democracy, ongoing supply-chain disruptions from either the Ukraine invasion or Covid, and even unexpected cold-snaps or something out of the blue – as to be expected from Aquarius. Also, any antagonism towards Leo archetypes such as monarchs, royal families, children and business activities may be higher than normal.
It should be noted that the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) see Table 3, that this little Aquarius pica age resonates with, is the first Aquarius period larger than a nano-age that all Baby Boomers and later generations have experienced in their lives to date. What Baby Boomers never had first-hand experience of in their lives until December 2014 was the direct experience of any serious air element period in their lives. Baby Boomers were limited to the Sagittarius (1940 – 1955 – 1970), Scorpio (1955 – 1970 – 1985), Virgo (1970 – 1985 – 2000) and Leo (1985 – 2000 – 2014) and Cancer (2000 – 2014 – 2029) micro-ages and overflows, and taking into account the three decans associated with each of these micro-ages, Baby Boomers had only experienced 9 of the 12 signs, leaving air element signs to the post-2014 world. This is when the world went ‘strange’. First, there was Brexit in the UK where the British shot themselves in the foot, and then Trump appeared like a rabbit out of a magician’s hat. As a second act, Covid appeared followed by the largest conflict in Europe since the Second World War.
Aquarius promotes political extremists such as fascism and communism, and the 20th century’s Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940) produced the worst leaders that the world has had the misfortune to experience to date – and ultimately the death of well over 100,000 million people. Under the current Aquarius micro-age and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) we have neo-fascists like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin with many hangers-on such as Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Boris Johnson in the UK – though to be fair, Johnson was more like the buffoon neo-fascist but was still able to harness the UK’s latent racism or unfounded superiority complex.
Trump trying to overturn the results of the 2021 presidential elections was classic fascist behavior, as fascists hate democracy and instead extol the virtues of an omnipotent-type alpha male leader where force rules and persecution of minorities is the modus operandi. However, those people enchanted by these fascist-orientated leaders behave as if the messiah has come. It was not until the rise of Trump that I was able to understand why in the 1920s and 30s much of the German public threw themselves behind one of the evilest leaders the world has experienced to date.
Most people alive today will not again see such a strong dose of Aquarius such as we have been experiencing in the period December 2014 to November 2024 but it is a foretaste of what lies ahead. Any Aquarius sub-period is enhanced and energized in the Age of Aquarius. Currently, the world is in the Libra sub-age (1970 – 2149) and one of the three decans of the Libra sub-age is the Aquarius sub-age decan and overflow (2029 – 2088 – 2149). While Aquarius will not be the key sign for most of 21st century (this is assigned to Gemini), it will still be a major player, and arrives in 2029 – but as a broad background influence! Our Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) is a primer for evolving conditions over the rest of this century – particularly towards the end. Regardless of the many disruptions and extremism that Aquarius brings, it is the sign of excitement!
Gemini pica-age and overflow (Dec 2023 – Jan 2024) does not activate its overflow period in 2023, but we may have some kind of replay of an internet drama similar to Musk’s takeover of Twitter in 2022? Anything to do with the internet, scams, and cyberattacks could appear. It does not promote a good economic environment but does promote electric vehicles with Aquarius supplying the electricity. This small Gemini period is worth examining as Gemini is the key sign for most of the 21st century due to the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2088) with its most impactful time 2029 and beyond. The world remains in the T-Model Ford stage of cell phones and mobile devices but graduates in 2029.
Gemini is difficult for Cancer, as Gemini sits in the woeful 12th house position to Gemini. This means that Cancer orientated countries and regions such as China, the Middle East, Islamic nations, Russia etc. are in for difficult times. Even the Gemini pica-age and overflow (Nov 22 – Dec 22 – Jan 22) has demonstrated that when it comes to Russia, the king has no clothes. Cancer rules fresh water, so expect difficulties surrounding adequate water supplies – though Gemini will whip up very powerful windstorms. The harnessing of wind for energy will be a major push in energy supply – good time to buy shares in wind farms?
This research on pica-ages remains in the exploratory stage. I am assuming that those pica-ages that do not resonate with a larger period or are the end point of a period are either irrelevant or inconsequential. I will use 2023 as the experimental year for nano-ages. Ultimately, nano-ages probably will provide insufficient astrological relevance, but remain a quirky point of interest?
Another possible correlation between the 2022 pica ages and notable events was the death of Queen Elizabeth 11 on 8 September 2022. This occurred very close to the beginning of the Scorpio nano-age (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) which speaks for itself. It also occurred appropriately in a Leo pica age and overflow (Aug – Nov 2022) taking into account the innate stress that existed with this Leo-royalty pica-age and the Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024). Born on 21st April 1926, Queen Elizabeth 11 was born in an Aquarius-Capricorn generation. The Capricorn element may have contributed to her extraordinarily long reign and stoic personality, while the Aquarius element subjected her to the conservative monarchy’s clash with modernity? Whatever the case, this Aquarius-Capricorn generation had to withstand or succumb to Aquarius’s fascism and communism and Capricorn’s miserable world created by the devastation of the Second World War and its aftereffects.
The massive military exercise around Taiwan by the Chinese armed forces in early August 2022 following a visit by Nancy Pelosi coincided with the Libra pica age and overflow (Jun – Aug 2022) with Libra a key sign for China, and this Libra resonates with the Libra micro-age decan (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) and Libra sub-age (1970 – 2149) so it has some very powerful support. The backdown by the Chinese government over its draconian anti-Covid policies in early December 2022 was most likely associated with the Gemini pica-age and overflow (Nov 22 – Jan 23) with this pica-age resonating with the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029), and with Gemini in 12th house adverse aspect to China’s Cancer. This may be a foretaste for much of the 21st century, as the dominant sub-age decan in play for the 21st century is Gemini with Gemini bad news for all Cancer-orientated nations and regions.
The most significant development within the Age of Aquarius in 2023 is the transfer of energy from the Sagittarius nano-age overflow to the Scorpio nano-age overflow with the fulcrum month August 2023. However, for the first two-thirds of 2023, the focus is more firmly placed on the Sagittarius nano-age overflow (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) in its ongoing momentum that commenced in earnest in June 2022 (see Table 1). A fairly comprehensive analysis of how the Sagittarius nano-age overflow played out in 2022 is available at Did You Perceive the Age of Aquarius in 2022?. In summary, Sagittarius promotes international travel, good fortune and inflation among key concepts.
Table 1 – the relevant nano-ages, nano-age overflows and associated nano-age decans (NAD). While predictions are based mainly on the overflow periods in this table, the initial period will always manifest.
Sagittarius also promotes honesty and truth, and with this Sagittarius nano-age overflow influencing most of 2023, we should get some temporary respite from the pandemic of lies and conspiracy theories permeating the world due to the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029) (see Table 2). This Sagittarius influence probably contributed to the rejection of the lies of Donald Trump and his acolytes by a significant minority of the US electorate in the November 2022 midterm elections in the USA as middle-of-the-road voters rejected outlandish claims of stolen elections.
Countries that have shown a leaning towards Sagittarius include: Australia, India, Laos, Spain, the United Kingdom, and possibly Vatican City. It was recently announced that India will overtake China in 2023 as the most populated country in the world. Australia received a boost in May 2022 at almost the peak of the Sagittarius nano-age and overflow (Mar 2021 – Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) with the election of a left-wing government replacing an out-of-touch conservative government that did not seem to understand that 50% of the electorate were females. The mood of the country seems to have significantly improved due to a less confrontational government.
Table 2 – the Gemini micro-age & micro-age decans (and Cancer micro-age overflow)
However, the Sagittarius nano-age overflow (Jun 2022 – Aug 2023) sits in a Sea of Gemini associated not just with the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029), but also the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2088). This fairly massive Gemini sub-age decan has already transformed our lives with most of the world fixated, if not addicted, to their mobile communication devices and loads of emails inundating everyone’s inboxes every day. It’s just an unfortunate consequence of Gemini that it also promotes thieves and liars. Online scams seem to be increasing at an exponential rate, and numerous politicians around the world have jumped on Trump’s bandwagon of lies, and have granted lies the status of alternate facts. It seems that constant repetition of lies can transform them into facts! This is merely confirmation of the extent the world remains very medieval under the Pisces age overflow (1433 – 3581) – despite the inroads the Age of Aquarius has made upon our world since its arrival in the 15th century. Medievalism is far more entrenched in the world than nearly everyone realizes because we are dazzled by the advances of technology while socio-political advances lag behind.
Our small respite from Gemini under the Sagittarius nano-age overflow will not last long – Gemini still has its training wheels on ready for its time of dominance commencing in 2029 when it enters its more powerful overflow period extending to 2089. One key role that Gemini is given is to reign in the excesses of the world created by the expansionary Sagittarius sub-age and over (1612 – 1791 – 1970) that brought us most of the international maritime discoveries and travel, the Industrial Revolution and population explosion. Population researchers are already expecting the world’s population will be falling by around the end of this Gemini sub-age decan. When it comes to Gemini, we haven’t really seen its might yet. But Gemini is not a specific focus for 2023.
Table 3 – Sub-ages since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius with the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow highlighted in red’.
It is also important to understand that each astrological age, including the Age of Aquarius, has 1,728 nano-ages of almost 15 months each, and 5,184 nano-age decans. Only one in twelve of these small periods will be ruled by Aquarius. The concept of a monolithic Aquarian age is absolute nonsense. You may think that a 15-month nano-age is a ridiculous concept, not to mention a five-month nano-age decan, but each nano-age and nano-age decan has widely varying strengths and influences compared to its neighbors. It is the summation of all these differences that produce an astrological age. For example, the current Sagittarius nano-age overflow cannot be expected to overly perform due to its residence in a Gemini sea.
Cancer nano-age decan overflow (Nov 2022 – Apr 2023)
Before the world encounters the Scorpio nano-age overflow later in 2023, it must first deal with the Cancer nano-age decan overflow straddling the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023. The Cancer nano-age decan overflow (Nov 2022 – Apr 2023) is a more powerful nano-age than average as it resonates with the Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) that has been setting the pace for the start of the 21st century. Cancer was a significant contributor to the Covid pandemic due to the Cancer micro-age and overflow which experienced its most potent quarter from December 2014 to June 2022. Cancer is often associated with plagues as Cancer is linked to the immune system because Cancer is a defensive sign without a backbone. We can expect that Covid may have a late resurgence or Monkey Pox or something similar makes a temporary impact. Already a surge in cases has been noted around the world in the last few months of 2022.
Many Cancer archetypes should be revitalized by this small but potent Cancer nano-age decan overflow (Nov 2022 – Apr 2023) due to its resonance with the larger Cancer period. We can expect a temporary resurgence of Russia in its aggression, as Cancer is a significant component in Russia’s astrological signature. Already in November 2022, Russia has increased its bombardments of Ukrainian infrastructure. This Cancer period may also increase the stakes in the Middle East, Mediterranean Sea, Islam, China and Scandinavia to name some Cancer-aligned countries or regions. Chinese demonstrators against prohibitive anti-Covid measures actually experienced a relaxation of onerous government regulations in early December 2022. Consequently, it is believed hundreds of millions of Chinese have caught Covid in December 2022 alone. The tensions between Turkey and the Kurds in neighboring Syria following a bomb blast in Istanbul is again on the rise. Ferment is increasing in Iran due to the heavy hands of the morality police. Following some relatively unprecedented unrest opposing ultra-strict government policy against women, demonstrators are being executed. Afghanistan is tightening its draconian noose against women to ensure they remain third-class citizens. The correct perspective on human society is that we are still coming out of the caves and a really modern world lies some millennia in the future. The modernity associated with Aquarius will not peak until the period 3581 – 4654, so everything before that time is really a period of struggle for modernity. This is seriously being played out in Ukraine.
Apart from a possible stronger focus on Russia and China, Islamic extremists, the Middle East, and a new mini-surge of refugees looking for a new (Cancer) homeland could make a slightly bigger impact compared to the last few years. The USA is again experiencing a surge in refugees from Latin America, and three busloads of migrants were dumped at Vice President Kamala Harris’ home on Christmas Eve, 2022. The buses are believed to have come from Texas indicating the heat associated with refugees in this Cancer period. Cancer plays a key role in the UK, Canada and New Zealand. All these areas have been greatly energized by Cancer, with 9/11 near the beginning of the Cancer micro-age dramatically demonstrating its presence. Even following the Cancer micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2022 – Apr 2023), Cancer’s ongoing influence will remain in place until the end of this decade at least – but not at the same intensity as we have been experiencing for the last 22 years. Of course, the slow subsidence of Cancer does create a vacuum of sorts, and this vacuum is being filled by Gemini over the medium term, but Gemini is not overly accentuated in 2023 due to the appearance of Sagittarius. The aggressive takeover of Twitter by Elon Musk is associated with the opposition of Sagittarius to Gemini’s online communication services.
Pisces nano-age decan overflow (Apr 2023 – August 2023)
The pro-Russia (and pro-Chinese) focus (for better or worse) associated with the Cancer nano-age decan overflow (Nov 2022 – Apr 2023) will be quickly replaced by a pro-Europe and pro-USA focus with the arrival of the Pisces nano-age decan overflow (Apr 2023 – Aug 2023). However, while Pisces is a key sign for Europe and the USA, Europe usually splits under the two fish, so there could be some greater amount of internal dissent in Europe for a short time. Pisces rules the oceans, so perhaps we receive further input on the deterioration of the oceans due to climate change as a result of pollution – or maybe something else about oceans makes the headlines? Pisces specifically rules the Pacific Ocean and all of Polynesia. Pisces is also associated with oil and associated products, pharmaceuticals and drugs.
It is always worth taking note of any Pisces period as Pisces is the strongest sign in the world in the first half of the Age of Aquarius at least, so we may get another reminder about just how medieval the world remains in 2023? Technology does not negate medievalism – if anything, technology can extend medievalism as the likes of Trump Twitter their nonsense to a small but rapturous audience. The astrology of the ages indicates we live in the Age of Techno-Medievalism with the consequence that we now have the ability to destroy the world through Aquarius technological developments, but politics and societies remain mired in a medieval perspective such as clearly demonstrated by Trump supporters in the USA – the leading Pisces country in the world. Russia is even more medieval.
Under Pisces, in place of clarity and rationality, the world relies too much on emotion and knee-jerk reactions. Pisces never promotes clarity but it does produce idealists who unfortunately are usually underpinned by fantasy – such as the unfounded golden age associated with the Age of Aquarius that has been trumpeted by astrologers over the last century but is a figment of out-of-control imagination by people hypnotized by (Pisces) fantasy. The actual reality of the world is that it fuddles along, and it is truly amazing that many things are improving if people would only take the time to notice. However, more and more people are perceiving the incongruities in the world, which is contributing to the feeling of depression sweeping through social media – which is just as much a pandemic as Covid – not to mention conspiracy theories.
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Aug 2023 – Nov 2024)
The arrival of the Scorpio nano-age overflow (Aug 2023 – Nov 2024) will significantly change whatever remnant optimistic outlook provided by the Sagittarius nano-age overflow leading up to August 2023. Scorpio suggests that in late 2023, the world should move from (Sagittarius) inflationary economics to a more standard recession, with money shortages, banking problems and so on, but nothing like the level or length of the Global Recession of 2008 – 09, though in reality, the Global Recession slowed down the world economy for many years. The Global Recession was associated with the far stronger and longer Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (2005 -2010 – 2014) – so while the present Scorpio nano-age overflow may bring some economic turmoil, it is limited in size and scope as it is only powered by a nano-age. The Bitcoin collapse of late 2022 is a foretaste of things to come as though the Scorpio nano-age overflow is stronger, the Scorpio nano-age commenced in June 2022 providing some Scorpio theatrics in the lead-up to August 2023. I have previously noted that Bitcoin is the canary in the mine, and therefore Bitcoin is the first to turn foul under the appearance of Scorpio. (see Is Bitcoin the Canary in the Mine? )
Unfortunately, Scorpio is the main sign associated with all things nuclear, including nuclear weapons. This small Scorpio nano-age is more powerful than an average nano-age because it resonates with the massive multi-century Scorpio sub-age and overflow (1791 – 1970 – 2149) – see Table 3. Scorpio is a major sign of influence in the world, so we can expect more from this small Scorpio nano-age and overflow than what normally would be expected. This is reinforced by the fact that the most powerful time of the Scorpio sub-age and overflow (1791 – 1970 – 2149) is the period 1970 to 2059 (equivalent to the third quarter). Therefore it must be unfortunately assumed that the use of nuclear weapons in the world under this small Scorpio period has a much higher probability than normal – but it cannot be construed as a foregone conclusion. Under the Scorpio nano-age and overflow, this Scorpio is even more potent than when the nuclear bombs were dropped on Japan towards the end of the Second World War. This is also a risky time for nuclear accidents.
Japan is strongly associated with Scorpio, and so it should come as no surprise that Japan plans to restart seven nuclear reactors by the summer of 2023 following their shutdown in 2011 after the Fukushima disaster of 11 March. This incident occurred at the high point of the Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (Jan 2005 – Jan 2010 – Dec 2014) with January 2010 to July 2012 as the most potent time for Scorpio. Other countries and entities associated with Scorpio include: France, Germany, Indonesia and the Roman Catholic Church and therefore there could be some extra focus on these during the Scorpio nano-age and especially the Scorpio nano-age overflow commencing in August 2023.
Other issues associated with previous Scorpio nano-ages include significant deaths and assassinations, aircraft crashes, anything to do with DNA, sex, sexual orientations, cloning and digital media. Certainly, digital media is irrevocably linked to the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2089), but an overlooked element of digital media is its virtual total lack of physical solidness (Taurus) as nearly everything devolves to fleeting digital images based on electronic bits and bytes. Our digital world is as far away from sensual Taurus Ancient Egypt that is possible.
Of course, as each month passes leading to August 2023, Scorpio is growing in strength. Following its first appearance in June 2022, it increases in power in January 2023 with the arrival of the Scorpio quasi nano-age (Jan 2023 – Apr 2024) and quasi periods always represent the upper and middle half of any period plus its overflow. An investigation of previous Scorpio nano-age and overflows is available at the end of this post.
Libra micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2021 – Nov 2024 – Nov 2029)
Even with all the power of Scorpio hovering over 2023 with its ominous nuclear threat, it is the growing strength of the background Libra micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024 – Nov 2029) that is the real source of concern, as Libra correlates to most of the greatest conflicts the world has experienced since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius. (See The Next BIG Thing). The association between Venus/Libra and war and conflict extends back many millennia – Ishtar, the forerunner of Venus, was also the goddess of war three and four thousand years ago.
At a minimum, between now and the end of this decade, Libra should bring to the world the most significant conflict since the Second World War. Already, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has become the biggest conflict in Europe since the Second World War. So it’s just one more step for it to become the biggest conflict in the world since the Second World War – and the addition of nuclear weapons into the conflict is a highly likely catalyst. It’s also possible that this approaching mega conflict will be an entirely different theater – China’s demands over Taiwan, Iran, North Korea and the normal assortment of misfit governments could also create the necessary deteriorating conditions for this looming disaster – anything is possible in our Pisces medieval world. However, historically, Libra periods usually (but not always) represent the most powerful nations in two camps and in conflict with each other and their allies – so we must assume a high likelihood of the USA versus China, one way or another.
The manifestation of this major conflict will get another boost in 2023 with the arrival of the Libra nano-age (Aug 2023 – Nov 2024), and though this does not automatically portend the arrival of the expected major conflict in 2023, it certainly raises the stake. However, Libra periods are excellent for the promotion or focus on females. I recently undertook a massive amount of research into Libra sub-periods since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius, and it is worth noting that the first age-decan in the Age of Aquarius is the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2149) – but its full strength will be the Libra age-decan overflow (2149 – 2865). This suggests that one of the main focuses in the current millennium will be the elevation of females to the equal status of males. Socio-political change is much slower than people realize as, in today’s world, everyone wants everything now – like a spoilt child.
A major focus in the first two-thirds of the Age of Aquarius (1433 – 3581) is the Libra age-decan and overflow (1433 – 2149 – 2865) and the world is fast approaching the pointy end of this Libra stick in 2149. Already the world is in the Libra sub-age (1970 – 2149) and so one of the main foci of Libra is female rights. For example, while repressive forces in Iran, Afghanistan and elsewhere may win battle after battle in keeping their females persecuted and subjugated, the women will win the war. This war will probably engulf most of the current millennium. Idealists want everything, and they want it now, but astrology indicates the slow pace of change that advances, such as female emancipation and democracy in general are subjected.
Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024)
Another key player of these times is the Aquarius micro-age decan overflow (Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) as Aquarius is the greatest disruptive sign in the zodiac – see Table 2. Aquarius partnered with Cancer (and Capricorn) to bring the world the Covid pandemic. More people in the world were disrupted by the pandemic to a greater level compared to anything else since the end of the Second World War. The supply-chain disruptions that have played havoc in 2022 can probably be relied upon to continue into 2023 as also COVID-19 should maintain a presence in the world until around November 2024 with just enough energy to continue its disruption – but at a reduced level as there is no additional activation of Aquarius in 2023 – but it remains potent in the background.
Of course, with Aquarius sitting within Russia’s astrological signature, it ensures that Russia always seems to be the odd country out, and when it changes, it seems to prefer extremes. For example, it dawdled with monarchical rule way beyond the norms of the time, and then lurched like a drunkard to communism. After a very brief sojourn with the semblance of democracy, it is back to its autocratic roots and thuggish undertones. While the Aries nano-age decan overflow at the beginning of 2022 precipitated the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Aquarius influence has powered Russia in its self-proclaimed quest to repeat the achievement of Peter the Great – but replaced by Putin the Pathetic.
Will 2023 be the year of out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire? Scorpio is a difficult sign, if not the most difficult of the zodiac signs, and it is situated under the shadow of the Aquarius micro-age overflow which promotes extremes, disruption and abnormal behavior. However, Aquarius also promotes freedom and equality on a good day, and we have seen this manifest recently at the FIFA World Cup with protests against the host nation’s draconian anti-homosexuality laws. Even some Chinese have taken to the streets complaining about the draconian anti-pandemic rules imposed upon them with Chinese authorities subsequently reducing their onerous conditions upon the Chinese population. The default for the world is that conservatives always hold the power or significant influence and it takes much effort and time to overcome this entrenched conservative reality. This is an extremely long and slow process, and what most idealists would like to see in their lifetime is unlikely to occur for centuries – if not millennium. Some small improvements can be made each decade – but not necessarily in each and every decade.
The world currently is a messy place, and usually is a messy place. It fuddles along, and even without recourse to astrology, many conclusions can be made about what we can expect in the world. Based on the track record, we should expect a combination of fortunate and unfortunate developments each and every year and decade, and since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius in the 15th century, the fortunate developments slightly outnumber the unfortunate developments, and these minor difference over the centuries has pushed the world forward towards an incrementally more civilized world, despite monsters such as Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot and now Putin – not to mention a multitude of petty atavistic leaders that always seem to be lurking somewhere in our Techno-medieval world.
Aquarius and Scorpio are not middle-of-the-road signs, so we should expect more than average intensity in 2023, especially in the last third of the year when Scorpio reaches its strongest potential. There is a coincidence in 2023, as Pluto enters tropical Aquarius. Will this reinforce the fact that in 2023 both Aquarius and Scorpio are prominent signs based on the Scorpio nano-age and overflow and Aquarius micro-age decan overflow? Aquarius does like to begin with an unexpected bang, so 2023 may be a year to watch closely.
The above astrological perspective on 2023 is focused upon sub-periods of the Age of Aquarius. These sub-periods are primarily:
Nano-ages (approx. 15 months) with 12 nano-ages in each micro-age
Micro-age-decans (approx. 5 years) with 3 micro-age decans in each micro-age
Micro-ages (almost 15 years) with 12 micro-ages in a sub-age
Quasi-periods such as quasi-nano ages, quasi micro-age decan, quasi micro-ages etc. are all derived from their core period. For example, the Cancer quasi micro-age (Jul 2007 – Jun 2022 ) is derived from the Cancer micro-age and overflow (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) commencing at the exact midpoint of the Cancer micro-age (Jul 2007) and concluding at the exact midpoint of the following Gemini micro-age (Jun 2022)
For brevity’s sake, only the Scorpio nano-age overflows will be examined. The Scorpio periods investigated are:
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Jan 2010 – Apr 2011)
Scorpio nano-age overflow (May 1996 – Aug 1997)
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Oct 1982 – Jan 1984)
Scorpio nano-age overflow (May 1970 – Aug 1971)
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Nov 1941 – Feb 1943)
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Jan 2010 – Apr 2011) – Bad economic news is common in these Scorpio nano-age overflows. In April 2010, Standard & Poor’s downgraded Greece’s sovereign credit rating to junk four days after the activation of a massive EU–IMF bailout, triggering the decline of stock markets worldwide and the collapse of the Euro, exacerbating the European sovereign debt crisis of those times. The following month experienced the 2010 Flash Crash, a trillion-dollar stock market crash over just 36 minutes, initiated by a series of automated trading programs in a feedback loop. In November 2010, the European Union agreed to an €85 billion rescue deal for Ireland. Over February and March 2010, uncertainty over Libyan oil output caused crude oil prices to rise 20% over a two-week period following the Arab Spring, creating the 2011 energy crisis. The Global Financial Crisis was not limited to this small Scorpio nano-age overflow is it was situated in the larger and far more powerful Scorpio micro-age decan overflow (Jan 2010 – Dec 2014)
Scorpio nano-age overflow (May 1996 – Aug 1997) – In July 1997, the Bank of Thailand floated the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis that gripped much of East Asia and Southeast Asia and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to financial contagion. However, the recovery in 1998–1999 was rapid and an international meltdown was avoided.
Scorpio nano-age overflow (May 1970 – Aug 1971) – In February 1971, Rolls-Royce was declared bankrupt and was nationalized by the UK government. May 1971 saw the U.S. dollar flood the European currency markets and especially threatened the Deutsche Mark resulting in the central banks of Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland stopping currency trading. In August 1971 the USA announced that they would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value, effectively ending the Bretton Woods system. A 90-day freeze on wages, prices and rents was also imposed.
Scorpio nano-age overflow ( Jan 2010 – April 2011) – Fukushima disaster in Japan. This was more powerful than a normal Scorpio nano-age as it sits within the Scorpio micro-age decan and overflow (Jan 2005 – Jan 2010 – Dec 2014).
Scorpio nano-age overflow (May 1996 – Aug 1997) – In June 1996 Iraq continued to refuse access by inspectors to a number of sites as Iraq was widely assumed to have been producing and extensively running the programs of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons. In September 1996 was the signing of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT). In June 1983 there was a total loss of coolant at the Embalse Nuclear Power Station, Argentina. It was classified as an “Accident With Local Consequences” – level 4 on the International Nuclear Event Scale. July 1983 experienced a technical failure at the German Philippsburg Nuclear Power Plant resulting in the release of iodine-131.
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Oct 1982 – Jan 1984) – In September 1983 there was a Soviet nuclear false alarm incident when a Soviet military officer averted a worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a warning of attack by U.S. missiles as a false alarm. November 1983 saw the last nuclear scare of the Cold War when many Soviet officials misinterpreted a NATO exercise as a nuclear first strike. In July 1970 the French Army detonated a 914-kiloton thermonuclear device in the Mururoa Atoll. It was the fifth in a series that started on June 15 in their program to perfect a hydrogen bomb small enough to be delivered by a missile.
Scorpio nano-age overflow (May 1970 – Aug 1971) – February 1971 saw the USA, UK, USSR and others sign the Seabed Treaty, which outlawed nuclear weapons on the ocean floor.
Scorpio micro-age (1955 – 1970) – The greatest number of nuclear incidents the world has experienced to date was the whole of the 1960s with eight incidents that might have led to at least one unintended nuclear detonation or explosion but did not. This is as expected as a 15-year micro-age is far more powerful than a 15-month nano-age.
Scorpio nano-age overflow (Nov 1941 – Feb 1943) – In Germany, in June 1942, an experimental early-type nuclear reactor had an accident and therefore became the first nuclear accident in history. By December 1942, the Manhattan Project initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. The Manhattan Project was a research and development undertaking during World War II that produced the first nuclear weapons for the Americans and used them against Japan.
Significant deaths are also notable in these Scorpio nano-age overflows. In December 2010, the attempted suicide by a Tunisian street vendor triggered the Tunisian Revolution and the wider revolutionary Arab Spring. In August 1997 the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. December 1982 saw the first U.S. execution by lethal injection which was carried out in Texas. In August 1983, Benigno Aquino Jr., the Philippines opposition leader, was assassinated by government forces immediately after he disembarked from his plane at Manila Airport as he returned from exile. In October 1983 the Beirut barracks bombing when simultaneous suicide truck bombs destroyed both the French Army and the United States Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, killing 241 U.S. servicemen, 58 French paratroopers and 6 Lebanese civilians.
In May 1970 the infamous Kent State shootings with four students killed and nine wounded by Ohio National Guardsmen, with the students protesting against the US incursion into Cambodia. The next day a violent demonstration at Jackson State University, Mississippi, state law enforcement officers fired into the demonstrators, killing 2 and injuring 12. Jim Morrison, the lead singer of The Doors, died of heart failure in July 1971 due to a heroin overdose at the age of 27 in Paris, France. There were just too many major airplane crashes to collate and analyze, but without statistical analysis in comparison to non-Scorpio periods, it must remain anecdotal that these Scorpio periods promote higher levels of plane crashes.
Digital Media & IT
The following demonstrates the intimate relationship between digital media and Scorpio, but Scorpio does not override the influence of Aquarius electronic technology in general and Gemini’s association with communication and thus emails and social media. Scorpio’s influence upon digital media is that digital media is a sensual-free zone – its just images on a screen or digital sound. Aquarius, Gemini and Scorpio are all very active in the 21st century.
February 1971 – The Nasdaq Composite commenced in the USA orientated mainly towards companies in the IT sector.
July 1971 – The first e-book was posted online, a copy of the United States Declaration of Independence commencing Project Gutenberg.
October 1982 – Sony launched the first consumer compact disc (CD) player.
January 1983 – The migration of the ARPANET to TCP/IP was officially completed (this is considered to be the beginning of the true Internet).
March 1983 – IBM released the IBM PC XT which was their first computer with a built-in hard drive (HDD)
October 1983 – The world’s first commercial mobile cellular telephone call was made, in Chicago, United States. Multi-Tool Word was released, soon to become Microsoft Word.
January 1984 – Steve Jobs launched the Macintosh personal computer in the United States.
March 1997 – the DVD format was launched in the USA.
April 2010 – The first iPad was released
July 2010 – First (test) Instagram posts sent with the full service launched publicly on October 6 2010.
There were some other miscellaneous events and developments mainly in the field of DNA with strong associations to Scorpio that were also evident in previous nano-age overflow periods. In July 1996, Dolly the sheep was the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell. In August 1996, the first three-parent baby was conceived in New Jersey through mitochondrial donation. In July 1997, scientists reported their DNA analysis findings from a Neanderthal skeleton, which support the out-of-Africa theory of human evolution, placing an “African Eve” at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. Doctors at the first Dutch abortion clinic started to perform abortions in February 1971.
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