Residents of the UK and elsewhere are decidedly upset at the new style of terrorism in their midst from ISIS aligned malcontents. With Manchester, London, Notre Dame, Melbourne (Australia), Kabul, Baghdad, Tehran and so on, it seems that every week more atrocities appear. There is a reason for this heightened round of terrorism and it has to do with Aries.
While most astrologers and people are confused about what age the world is currently passing through, we are actually passing through the Age of Aquarius. Ever since the Age of Aquarius arrived in the 15th century, rebellion, democratic reforms and progressive socio-political movements have flourished – mainly in Western culture – beginning in earnest with Oliver Cromwell in England.
The Age of Aquarius is the Age of Progress but people and societies are by nature conservative, and as a result, conservative orientated governments do all they can to prevent progress from occurring in their patch. This is why most reforms are hard fought and can drag out of decades, if not centuries. The newly elected president of the USA has been elected from the core base of conservative American voters, and he is doing his level best to reverse as many progressive changes as possible. This will be as futile as trying to stop the tide coming in with only a plastic bucket and spade. (see “A Celebration 7,000 Years in the Making” )
Imagine how people will view our time 1,000 years from now. If you want this perspective, take a look at the world in 1017 and see what our glorified barbarian “civilized” ancestors were doing one thousand years ago (in the Age of Pisces). We will probably be seen as the cusp of the clash between primitive civilization with lots of technology leading to progressive civilization. As long as war, conflict, open violence between countries and unnecessary deaths from drought or diseases remains, we are still in the world of primitive civilization even if we can watch Netflix. It could be argued that people’s focus upon their mobile devices is equivalent to ostriches having their head in the sand.
In every astrological age, a specific place was ‘favored’. Under the Age of Gemini it was Mesopotamia (Iraq), under Taurus it was Ancient Egypt, under Aries it was Ancient Rome, and under Aquarius it is Western culture specifically focused upon the USA but with Europe in the mix. Whichever region or culture the astrological gods temporarily favor, there resides good fortune (to a certain extent). The astro gods have favored western culture since the 15th century which is why history books call the 15th century the beginning of modernity in Western culture. Historians know more about ages than astrologers.
As the temporary leading culture, it is up to Western society to set the tone, because the actions of the leading culture filters out to the rest of the world like the wake from the bow of a boat. Is Western culture setting a good example? Did Western culture, spearheaded by the Anglo-Saxon nations headed by the USA, do good when they invaded Iraq in 2003? Hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians and possibly up to one million people were killed subsequent to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. If, as an American, British, Australian or citizen of some other Western nation, what would you do if your country was invaded and occupied by a foreign power and up to one million of your fellow citizens killed? Now many people would just acquiesce but some patriotic souls would develop some retaliatory measure like the Free French partisans when their country was attacked and occupied by the Nazi Germans in the Second World War.
Did ISIS appear out of nowhere for no reason? Or was the creation of this organization and similar ones the result of numerous injustices heaped upon them including the callous murder of so many innocent people in the Middle East by ‘enlightened’ Western invaders led by that champion of freedom – the USA? Would ISIS even exist today if the Americans had not led their churlish and irrelevant war against Iraq in 2003? This is just one example of what can create anger which organizations such as ISIS can both exploit and take to extremes. The ongoing European Jewish invasion of Palestine over the last one and a half centuries is supported by Western nations and demonstrates very clearly to the residents of the Middle East that they are treated as dogs. Some progressive Western nations and politicians have become aware of this iniquity.
Listening to the news today about the growing number of atrocities committed by deranged individuals, criminals and small groups influenced by ISIS feels like the world has collectively fallen prone to Alzheimer’s disease and cannot remember last year, let alone 2003. The inability of the USA led West to perceive their own complicity in the unrest of today, specifically in the Middle East, is what causes war and further conflicts. Does selling billions of dollars of arms to the medieval Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, that stills beheads its citizens and subjugates its women, lead to peace in the Middle East? The Trump instigated ‘blockade’ of Qatar by many surrounding countries has one neighboring country threatening 15 years imprisonment to any of its citizens expressing support for Qatar. This is just political moral corruption to the nth degree by the USA and this is not limited to Trump, it has been going on for decades, if not over a century.
Fortunately, from the astrological perspective, the world is heading away from this momentum of stupidism that the world is addicted to, but at a snail’s pace. With Trump in the White House, it can even be argued that the snail as currently accelerating backwards, but this aberrant behavior can only last a small time. Fortunately, the astro tide in the medium and long term is heading in the forward direction. Trump and his followers cannot stop the Age of Aquarius.
Currently the world is in the same astrological configuration as the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. In the previous Cancer micro-age (2000 – 2014) were 12 nano-ages, and the Aries nano-age and overflow (Aug 2002 – Nov 2003 – Jan 2005) included the invasion of Iraq from 20 March to 1 May 2003. The current Aries nano-age and overflow (Mar 2016 – June 2017 – Sep 2018) is in the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029). The bad news is that when Aries is prominent, war, discord and conflict is always at a higher level. With June 2017 the apex of the current Aries period, it is unfortunately associated with what seems like a growing spate of terrorist attacks around the world. The intensity of Aries is at its strongest level from June 2017 until February 2018 and so we must expect more terrorism at a much higher level than normal for the next 8 months.
There is a silver lining (so far) for the current increase in terrorist attacks. Usually these Aries nano-ages bring a regional war where instead of the dead in each attack in the single or double digits, in the last two Aries periods, it was in the tens and hundreds of thousands associated with the two Gulf Wars. However, as one of my astute friend stated, those killed or injured ‘did not count because they were not one of us!’ (See “What is in Store for Trump & the USA in 2017?” for more background details)
If the West wants to set an example, it must stop killing other people to further their economic, military or religious biases as a starting point. Currently the USA is bombing civilians in Mosul, Iraq – this is merely collateral damage from the western perspective. Unfortunately, this will remain the degraded international socio-political reality for some decades to come, but even now, the light at the end of the tunnel can be glimpsed.
On the political front, we had Bernie Sanders in the USA and Jeremy Corbyn in the UK. Last weekend I read in a Murdoch newspaper a report by a shocked journalist that Jeremy Corbin had 35% support from the UK voting public. Shock and horror, how can this many people turn their back on the modern capitalist dream as promoted by Fox News? Corbin, like Sanders in the USA in 2016, expressed basically the same progressive political and economic policies intended to reign in extreme capitalism and promote socialist ideals for the benefit of the less wealthy half of society.
Socio-political change is slow, but interestingly, as of June 2017, the current Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) has just changed from first to second gear stepping up the intensity of Aquarius in the world. We can expect further movement towards the progressive future for the rest of this Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow, especially in the period Dec 2019 to Jun 2022 when it shifts into third gear. We can also expect growing strident opposition from reactionary political forces such as Trump, le Pen and conservative populace politicians everywhere. In any Aquarius period, the mainstream or middle-of-the-road perspective suffers and extremists on the left (progressive) and right (conservative) can gain far more traction and support compared to ‘normal’ times. (see “This is the Dawning of the Aquarius Micro-Age Decan” ). Which direction each country veers depends upon their evolutionary stage. Immature democracies tend towards the fascist (disctatorial) conservative end such as the Philippines under President Duterte.
Unfortunately, this Aquarius orientation towards extremes or fringes also promotes “revolutionaries” who are at war with mainstream (Leo) society. The fact that the current Aquarius period sits under the shadow of the larger Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029) places the focus firmly (but not exclusively) upon the Cancer aligned Middle East. (see “Cancer – the New Paradigm for the World” ) Therefore, it is hard to see that while the USA and the West continue to pour volatile fuel upon the Middle East, via abhorrent arrangements with their despotic leaders, that there will be any change in the current terrorism scenario. It’s a case of “you reap what you sow”.
To the average western person, the above kind of perspective is outside their scope of understanding even though it is expressed overly simplified in this article. The average western person knows they are ‘good’ and their society is ‘good’, so why are these bad people trying to attack and kill them? This is why a significant proportion of western society can be attracted to knee-jerk populace policies which can breed further antagonism that further feed the discontented urban terrorists in their midst. While the blind lead the blind, the world we live in will remain as it is and has been for the last thousands of years.
In conclusion, for the rest of 2017 at least, we will experience more violence and conflict under Aries than what was previously considered normal, but it is very possible that this round of Aries may avoid a significant size regional war and focus upon urban terrorism instead? It is still early days for Aries, and based on the immaturity of too many world leaders, a mid-level conflict may still erupt. While the short term future looks bleak, the medium to long term future shines in comparison. (see “The Silent Revolution” )
My major research on the astrological ages was published in 2011 with the focus upon astrological ages of the Holocene Epoch commencing with the Cancer Age (9600 – 7350 BC). The original research also included age-decans, quasi-ages and quasi-age decans (see “Age of Aquarius for Dummies” at http://ow.ly/ZXBwr ). My original plan in 2011 was to also include sub-ages, but at 396 pages, I dropped sub-ages as apart from probably doubling the size of the book, it also may have delayed publication by at least two years. I have been researching and writing about sub-ages and sub-age decans for around the last two years in fits and starts and have come to realize that while the conclusion to the research and publication of the book of sub-ages is highly desirable, it is another marathon multi-year project. Therefore, I have decided to break the sub-age project into bite-size pieces and progressively make this research available as each part reaches draft status.
Instead of writing a book on sub-ages, I will write four books, one each on the sub-ages of the same element. My first book will be fire sub-ages (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) and the plan is to then follow through with earth sub-ages, air sub-ages and conclude with water sub-ages. This arrangement only came into focus after writing about the Aries sub-ages, and then discovering that I had to cover the same ground when researching Leo sub-ages and Sagittarius sub-ages. This is because each Aries sub-age also includes a Leo and Sagittarius sub-age decan, each Leo sub-age includes Aries and Sagittarius sub-age decans while each Sagittarius sub-age includes Aries and Leo decans. In reality, all signs of the same element work together in sub-ages and their decans and to isolate sub-ages to their primary sign only does not accurately portray how their energies synthesize to produce the most accurate correlation to the historical events and unfolding current events.
The major difference between what I am making freely available now and what ultimately will be published is that I am only focusing upon sub-ages, and apart from a passing reference to sub-age decans, these will be ignored at this point of time. This will also simplify the process for the average astrologer who, by and large, is floundering at the concept of the Age of Aquarius arriving in the 15th century, let alone dealing with sub-ages. Sub-age decans just may be one step too far and too fast.
Another reason I plan to publish my research on sub-ages and sub-age decans in a piecemeal fashion is due to the current sub-age decan. The Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029) is great for fake news, social media, handheld phones and devices, the growth of cities but on the other side of the coin sits short term attention spans and a lack of focus upon serious reading. The following is a summary only of the material available in the attached Adobe Acrobat pdf file.
My sub-age research commences with the arrival of the Aries age in 2918 BC as historical accuracy before this time is far too vague. However, I do seek out some vestiges of sub-ages before the arrival of the Aries age in 2918 BC. Since 2918 BC, there have only been two Aries sub-ages, and despite the fact that about 2,000 years separate these two Aries sub-ages, a common theme is experienced from both. The following is a summary only of the attached file which provides a detailed analysis of these two Aries sub-ages.
A number of diverse archetypes are associated with Aries but with a common underlying theme – raw energy. This raw energy is readily seen in the combination of military leaders and massive warfare on the one side, and cultural florescence on the other. Into this mix can be added new breakthroughs or the beginning of something plus major and significant engineering feats. Basically Aries wants to do something – if this involves building the biggest tower, creating a city (with all the trappings such as a library, gardens etc.) or conquering as much land as possible – so be it! Behind nearly everything associated with Aries is this desire to collectively roll up the sleeves of the society, conquer as much territory as possible, build one or more grand cities, plumb new depths in engineering and plunge forth intellectually with vigor whenever conditions are suitable.
Those individuals that are at the forefront of Aries become ‘great’ one way or another. Usually this is through being a great military leader, but as the fortunes of the Aries age and overflow waned, people became respected for other reasons, especially for religious reasons as the Pisces age and overflow picked up speed from around 351 AD onward with the arrival of the Pisces quasi age.
The first Aries sub-age examined arrived at the peak of the almost 4,500 years Aries age and overflow ‘bell curve’ (2916 BC – 732 BC – 1433 AD), also known as the Aries era – the Aries sub-age and overflow (914 – 732 – 551 BC) situated dead center. The Aries crown in this period is given to Assyria – the military marvel and empire of this sub-age, and probably the purest manifestation of Aries’ ferocity. No mercy was given to the inhabitants of any captured city that resisted Assyria’s army and the Assyrian’s used pure terror as a strategy to expand their empire. Aries on one extreme is a pure bully. Assyrian rulers delighted in hunting and this probably accounted for the extinction of the Mesopotamian lion which they slaughtered in large numbers. Assyria’s main city was Nineveh, and to supply it with water, two million limestone blocks were used in one bridge alone of the aqueduct constructed by thousands of prisoners of war.
Despite Assyria’s ruthlessness, the sciences and visual arts flourished. The Assyrians were especially interested in astronomy and astrology. One Assyrian king established the famous library at Nineveh with 30,000 clay tablets organized by shape but were separated by content into different rooms. As another Aries’ first – this library had one of the first library catalogs. The Assyrians were also the first nation to move en-masse conquered people to different locations in the Assyrian empire. Aries is always associated with people on the move for a new home. The apex of Assyria was the reign of Tiglath-Pileser III. However, by the end of this Aries period, Assyria had disappeared from sight. The power vacuum caused by the fall of Assyria allowed a Babylonian renaissance culminating in the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon and the capturing Jerusalem in 597 BC.
This Aries period also saw the rise of Ancient Greece (800 to 480 BC) and the settling of the village of Rome in Italy. The Etruscans in the Italian peninsula also did well under Aries, and so the sign Aries was focused upon Rome from the very beginning, not only by its formation in this Aries period, but also by the influence from the Aries-orientated Etruscans and Greek. The founding of Carthage also made it an Aries city-state, but with Aries a competitive sign, ultimately it was either Rome or Carthage – the stakes are high under Aries!
Classical Antiquity, also known as the Classical Era, Classical period or Classical Age, aligns itself exactly to the first half of the Pisces age. The second half of the Pisces age is aligned to the Medieval period. With the arrival of the Aquarius age in the 15th century, the Modern period or age commenced. These long term fundamental periods suggest that our current modern “age” or period will last until the midway point of the Aquarius age around 2500 which is the same as the arrival of the Aquarius quasi-age. Will 2500 bring the world to the post-apocalyptic age so well portrayed in many Hollywood movies?
The second Aries sub-age and overflow (1072 – 1252 – 1433 AD) examined again witnessed mighty Aries deeds. The two greatest war mongers of this time were Genghis Khan and Pope Urban II. Genghis Khan is reputed to be the world’s greatest warrior though Pope Urban II started the Crusades when he called upon Europeans to venture forth to the Middle East to attack the infidels occupying the Holy Land. This Aries period coincided with the beginning of the Pisces quasi age-decan (1072-1791). Pisces archetypes therefore experienced a promotion and this is what we see also at this time in history – a Pisces religious leader becoming a war monger. Only the Pisces religious pope had the ability to call Europe to arms as European secular powers were divided and at loggerheads with each other. The default unification of Europe in fighting a common enemy confirms not only the major Pisces rulership of Europe, but also the secondary rulership by Aries.
The Crusades commenced within 30 years of the arrival of the Aries sub-age and overflow (1072 – 1252 – 1433 AD) but concluded in 1291, about 40 years past the end of the Aries sub-age proper. Aries is like a sky rocket, it goes up with a lot of fanfare but quickly comes back to earth with a thud. Though wars appear to disfavor the aggressors, and this certainly happened to the Europeans in the failed Crusades, it did begin something else that had far reaching consequences. All of a sudden backward Europeans gained first-hand knowledge of the majesty of the Byzantine Empire and Islamic Middle East. The introduction of their greater knowledge and culture ultimately turned Europe from a backward atavistic society to conquer nearly all other societies in the world. Aires always wants to fight!
Genghis Khan delayed his birth to the very beginning of the more potent Aries quasi sub-age (1162-1332). The Mongols tribes were like Europeans, always fighting among themselves, but Genghis Khan was able to meld the warring tribes into one large fighting force the likes the world had never experienced previously or since. Like the European Crusades, the Mongol Empire lasted only while Aries was strong – aligned to the Aries quasi sub-age. This alignment to the Aries quasi sub-age is mimicked by Saladin – the warrior of note and military foe of Richard the Lionheart. Saladin’s dynasty was also aligned to the Aries quasi sub-age (1162-1332). After the death of Genghis Khan the Mongol Horde continued the momentum and conquered China, central Eurasia, much of Russia and almost Venice in 1214. The Mongol dynasty in China fell only three decades past the end of the Aries quasi sub-age in 1332. The Mongols conquered more of Eurasia and killed a greater percentage of people than any time before or after making the Mongol Horde an Aries exemplar. The Mongols also spread the widespread use of gunpowder and very quickly the Europeans, Muslims and Indians were employing canons and firearms – items always fondly caressed by Aries.
This Aries period saw the beginning of the end of the Eastern Roman Empire. The sack of Constantinople by the Crusaders (under the bidding of Constantinople’s business rival, Venice) put an end to the Eastern Roman Empire’s last period of greatness. Like the sunset period of the Western Roman Empire, the power in the Eastern Roman Empire commenced to be vested in provincial military families. The final dynasty of the Eastern Roman Empire turned more to their Greek rather than Roman origins. This dynasty fell with the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, only 20 years past the end of the Aries sub-age overflow and Pisces age.
The two Aries sub-ages examined have been located in the Aries age and overflow (2916 BC – 732 BC – 1433 AD) and all these sub-ages and sub-age decans since the Aries sub-age and overflow (914 – 732 – 551 BC) have been the critical periods in the rise and fall of Ancient Rome. The Aries sub-age and overflow (914 – 732 – 551 BC) saw the settling of the village of Rome on the Tiber River. Just past the end of the Aries sub-age and overflow (1072 – 1252 – 1433 AD) the last vestige of Ancient Rome collapsed with the fall of Constantinople, the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, to the Muslim invaders. Ancient Rome was book-ended by two Aries sub-ages.
The Aries sub-age and overflow (1072 – 1252 – 1433 AD) saw, in allegorical terms, the handing of the baton from Ancient Rome to modern Europe. The European resurgence was firstly most noticeable in Italy with the rise of powerful and rich trading states such as Venice. This baton-passing act only temporarily involved Italy, and very quickly it left the Italian peninsula and moved into Europe where the Spaniards, Portuguese, French, Germans, Dutch and Great Britain were ready to launch forth on an unsuspecting world. Context is everything, as each Aries sub-age or sub-age decan arrives, it must interact with whatever age, age-decan and associated quasi-periods.
The Aries sub-age and overflow (1072 – 1252 – 1433 AD) is what I colloquially call the ‘sting in the tail’ of the Aries age and overflow. Any period in macro-astrology that is not a decan ends with such a sting-in-the tail and deserves an appropriate name. Every age has as its second last sub-age in its age overflow period a sub-age with the same sign as itself. Taking into account the sub-age overflow, this means that every age-wave finishes with a bang. It is the conclusion to the story.
Other notable events associated with this pivotal Aries period include the Hussite Wars (1419-34) which saw the use of the hand-held cannon in Europe, Britain’s conquest of Wales (but failed conquest of Scotland) and the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) between France and England which commenced with bows and arrows but ended with firearms and was an emphatic loss to Britain though they retain Calais for some time.
There is strong evidence of Aries in Britain’s astrological signature. The Celts are believed to have migrated into Britain in the Aries sub-age and overflow (914 – 732 – 551 BC). Britain entered another major phase of self-government with the withdrawal of Roman troops in the Aries sub-age decan and overflow (352 – 412 – 472 AD). In the Aries sub-age and overflow (1072 – 1252 – 1433 AD) Britain’s nationalistic sentiment was created due mainly to the One Hundred Years war with France. Finally in the Aries sub-age decan and overflow (1672-1731-1791) the British Empire became temporarily the foremost military power in the world due to its successes in the Second Hundred Years War. Appropriately, Great Britain was eclipsed in the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970) with Scorpio sitting in the 8th house of death and vulnerability to Aries. Aries is a significant sign for Great Britain.
Other developments of note in these Aries’ periods include the mass movement of people either forcibly or willingly. Engineering and construction included most of the Seven Wonders of the World including the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Other established Aries’ associations are developments in some sports and athletics including the Olympic Games.
The generation commonly referred to as the Baby Boomers actually straddle two generations, the Sagittarius-Sagittarius (February 1948 – July 1955) generation followed by the Sagittarius-Scorpio generation (July 1955 – December 1962). Generational experts already have decided that the Baby Boomers born up to 1955 (Baby Boomers A) are different to the Baby Boomers born from 1955 onwards (Baby Boomers B). For a detailed analysis of Baby Boomers, see the introduction to Generational Astrology. This Part 3 is focused exclusively on the Baby Boomer A generation.
The characteristics we should expect from a generation focused entirely on Sagittarius is wild optimism with a determination for success in business, strong philosophical or religious leanings and a love of foreign travel.
“The media has portrayed the Baby Boomer Generation in many lights. With increased educational, financial and social opportunities, the Boomer Generation is often portrayed as a generation of optimism, exploration and achievement. Compared with previous generations, more young adults pursued higher education or relocated away from family to pursue career and educational interests. During the late 1940s and early 1950s, post-war optimism inspired a sense of stability, opportunity and prosperity—values commonly held by the middle class. This was the dawn of space exploration, accessible long-distance travel and prosperity for many Americans.
Though the Boomer Generation saw increasing social and economic equality, they also came of age in a period when the country was frequently torn by differing views on politics, war and social justice. The Baby Boomer Generation witnessed and participated in some of the greatest social changes in the country’s history during the 1960s and 1970s with the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Movement. This generation experienced dramatic shifts in educational, economic and social opportunities.”
Do Baby Boomer A’s pine for the sign opposite Sagittarius – Gemini in their lives? Superficial examination of previous generations suggests that famous people from each generation seem to achieve their peak worldly achievement in the period of opposite signs to their birth generation. For the Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation, this will occur in the Gemini-Gemini period (Jun 2022 – Nov 2029). Certainly this generation has experienced smart phones, email and the rapid development of all forms of online media that are all associated with Gemini. However, since 1970, the world has encountered the Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2089) – so it is hard to say if the Gemini focus is just coincidental or not.
Do Baby Boomers seek fiction, such as provided in novels, or somehow seek the opposite of truth? Gemini is the sign of communication and therefore words, and so it should come as no surprise that words experienced a deficiency in this generation (see table below). 
In the above table, only “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” was published during this generation. The coming Gemini-Gemini period may produce the greatest western novelists of all time because no similar period with such strength focused upon Gemini has been experienced since around 900 AD at the conclusion of the last Gemini sub-age.
One way to understand the archetypal relationships of this generation is by examining how Sagittarius manifested in world affairs during this time. The most notable technical advance in this time frame is the first flight of a Boeing 707 in 1954 commencing the era of modern mass international travel in 1958, a firm Sagittarius archetype. The 707 is generally credited with ushering in the Jet Age. Very few people traveled by air prior to the Boeing 707, but the arrival of the Boeing 707 ushered in the modern era of air travel. This was a highly significant development.
Another noticeable difference in this time frame is that the western world extracted itself from the harshness and cruelty of the after-effects of the Second World War. The post–World War II economic expansion, also known as the postwar economic boom and the Golden Age of Capitalism, was a period of economic prosperity and lasted until the early 1970s. Booms in individual countries differed, some starting as early as 1945, and overlapping the rise of the East Asian economies into the 1980s or 1990s.
During this time, there was high worldwide economic growth; Western European and East Asian countries in particular experienced unusually high and sustained growth, together with full employment. Contrary to early predictions, this high growth also included many countries that had been devastated by the war, such as Japan (Japanese post-war economic miracle), West Germany (Wirtschaftswunder – German for “economic miracle”), France (Trente Glorieuses – “The Glorious Thirty” years), Italy (Italian economic miracle), and Greece economic miracle.
Everything associated with the arrival of the Baby Boomer A generation is associated with expanding possibilities, good fortune, increased wealth, the beginning of the international boom in travel and a general sense of optimism and good fortune despite the fact that the first half of the 20th century saw more death, destruction and evil of any known century in history. This positive sentiment has further propelled the world into the population and consumption overdrive leading to the new climate change reality of the contemporary world in the 21st century. In this context, it could be said that the Baby Boomers were the last curse of the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow (1612-1791-1970).
House Relationships to Birth Generation
The Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation belongs to the 50% of “pure” generations which occurs with every second generation. Every person that was born in this generation will work their way through the following periods and activate specific house relationships on the way. Table 1 display these periods and relationships and will constantly be referred to in the following case studies.
Table 1 – House Relationships
The main function for Table 1 is to define the house relationships between each succeeding period to the birth generation. I am ignoring the birth generation as a period to analyze and so Stage 1 for each person born in this generation commence somewhere in the weeks after birth to up to 7 ½ years of age. The H1, H2, H3 and H4 columns refer to the following house relationships:
H1 – first period sign to first generational sign
H2 – first period sign to second generational sign
H3 – second period sign to first generational sign
H4 – second period sign to second generational sign
H1 to H4 covers all possible relationships though H1 and H4 may be the most relevant relationships.
Due to the Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation being a “pure” generation, H3 and H4 exactly replicate H1 and H2.
There is a particular quirk encountered by pure generations that cross sub-age borders in their lifetimes. In the case of Baby Boomer A’s, they cross the sub-age borderline in May 1970, and as a consequence, encounter no Libra period and therefore no Baby Boomer A has an 11th house generational experience. The 11th house has to do with civic duties and this may explain the anomaly of why this generation has never become president of the USA? The previous Capricorn-Sagittarius generation (Aug 1940 – Feb 1948) was above average in producing US presidents with the average at almost one two-term president per generation. That generation has already produced three presidents: Bill Clinton, George W Bush and Donald Trump . Perhaps it wasn’t because the Baby Boomer A generation inhaled too much? Perhaps the Baby Boomer generation is just below par on 11th house civic responsibility?
In addition, the lack of the 11th house stage meant that Baby Boomer A’s arrived at the 10th house stage earlier than most generations (by an average of 7 1/2 years). This may help explain why so many famous Baby Boomer A’s experienced phenomenal success much earlier in life than is the norm?
Born March 31, 1948, at the very beginning of the Baby Boomer A generation, he became a Congressman in 1977 and regardless of the exact month, this period was totally focused upon Stage 4 – the 10th house of public recognition and career (Oct 1977 – Apr 1985). From 1985 to 1993 he served as one of Tennessee’s Senators which almost exactly coincided with Stage 5 (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992). Stage 5 is equally focused between the 9th and 10th houses. Gore was vice president to President Clinton from 1993 to 2001 that coincided with Stage 6 (Sep 1992 – Feb 2000) with the focus exclusively on the highly favorable 9th house. At the end of Clinton’s second term as president, Gore was picked as the Democratic nominee for the 2000 presidential election but lost to George W Bush. This occurred in Stage 7 (Feb 2000 – Jul 2007) where for the first time, the 8th house of “death” made an appearance. It certainly killed Gore’s political career!
After leaving office, Gore remained prominent as an author and environmental activist, whose work on climate change earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Appropriately this occurred in Stage 7 because, while the 8th house is generally detrimental, it is the house of pollution and environmental work. In December 2016 he met with Donald and Ivanka Trump due to Ivanka’s interest in environmental issues. This occurred in Stage 9 with the focus split between the 7th and 8th houses. The 7th house is the beginning of Baby Boomer A’s fulfillment phase but it also indicates partnership. This will need to be watched!
Born 4 March 1948, she is a New Zealand-born woman who was wrongfully convicted in one of Australia’s most publicized murder trials. Accused of killing her nine-week-old daughter, Azaria, while camping at Uluru (Ayers Rock in the central deserts of Australia) in 1980, she maintained that she saw a dingo (wild dog) leave the tent where Azaria was sleeping. The prosecution case was circumstantial and depended on flimsy forensic evidence. 1980 Occurred in Stage 4 exclusively focused on 10th house public recognition, and while she would have preferred not to be known falsely as a child-murderer, this is what brought her fame.
Chamberlain was convicted on 29 October 1982. After the discovery of new evidence, Chamberlain was released from prison on remission on 7 February 1986. This occurred in Stage 5 with the emphasis split between houses 9 and 10, with the 9th house a favorable house. Also in this stage, Meryl Streep played the part of Lindy Chamberlain in the 1988 movie “A Cry in the Dark” (and called “Evil Angels” in Australia). Her conviction was squashed in 1988 and in 1992 the Australian government paid Chamberlain $1.3 million in compensation. 1992 is the beginning of the highly favorable Stage 6 with the focus exclusively on the 9th house.
In 2012, an Australian coroner made a final ruling that a dingo dog took baby Azaria Chamberlain from a campsite in 1980 and caused her death. The coroner apologized to the Chamberlain family while an amended death certificate was immediately made available to them. This occurred in Stage 8 with the focus exclusively on the 8th house of death.
Born 6 May 1953, he was a Member of Parliament (UK) from 1983 to 2007 commencing his political career appropriately in Stage 4 exclusively focused upon the 10th house of public office. He was elected Labour Party leader in July 1994 in Stage 6 with the focus entirely upon the 9th house. While remaining in Stage 6, in May 1997, the Labour Party won a landslide general election victory, the largest in its history, allowing Blair, at 43 years old, to become the youngest Prime Minister since 1812 and he served as Prime Minister of the UK from 1997 to 2007. This period as prime minister straddled into Stage 7 (Feb 2000 – July 2007) with the focus split between the 8th and 9th houses.
Blair resigned as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007 – almost at the exact end of Stage 7 (July 2007). On the day that Blair resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, an office which he held until 27 May 2015. This coincided almost exactly with Stage 8 (Jul 07 – Dec 14) with this stage entirely focused on the 8th house. In 2016, the Iraq Inquiry strongly criticized his actions and described the invasion of Iraq as unjustified and unnecessary with some calling for Blair to be charged with a crime against humanity. This occurred in Stage 9 (Dec 14 – Jun 22) with the focus spread between the 8th house of death and destruction and the 7th house of opposition.
Born February 15, 1954, he is the creator of the television series The Simpsons (1989–present) and Futurama (1999–2003, 2008–2013). The Simpsons has gone on to become the longest-running U.S. prime-time-television series in history, as well as the longest-running animated series and sitcom. At its peak, the cartoon was carried in 250 weekly newspapers.
Groening made his first professional cartoon sale in 1978 at the beginning of Stage 4 appropriately focused exclusively upon the 10th house of career and recognition. In 1985, James L. Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation a Fox variety show. To avoid complications with his existing cartoon series, he came up with the Simpson family which commenced showing in 1989 – in Stage 5 focused upon the 9th & 10th houses. In 1997, Groening and former Simpsons’ writer David X. Cohen developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000, which premiered in 1999. This occurred at the end of Stage 6 with the focus exclusively on the 9th house.
Born February 24, 1955, he was the co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Apple Inc.; CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar; and founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognized as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Jobs was adopted at birth in San Francisco, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area during the 1960s. Jobs briefly attended Reed College in 1972 before dropping out. He then decided to travel through India in 1974 seeking enlightenment and studying Zen Buddhism. This occurred in Stage 3 (May 1970 – Oct 1977) with the focus slit between the 10th & 12th houses with the 12th house explaining his drive for spiritual fulfillment and drug use during this time. He used illegal drugs in college including marijuana and LSD.
Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 to sell Steve Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The duo gained fame and wealth a year later for the Apple II, one of the first highly successful mass-produced personal computers. This conforms to Job’s entry into Stage 4 in October 1977 in the highly favorable 10th house phase – which is also applicable to Steve Wozniak who was born in August 1950 and therefore another member of the Baby Boomer A generation.
Stage 4, with its exclusive focus on the 10th house, saw Steve Jobs go from strength to strength. He was privy to a private viewing of an experimental mouse developed by Xerox in 1979 which ultimately led to the breakthrough Macintosh computer in 1984. The Macintosh computer instigated the sudden rise of the desktop publishing industry in 1985 with the addition of the Apple LaserWriter, the first laser printer to feature vector graphics. 1985 marks the start of Stage 5 (Apr 1985 – Sep 1992) introducing for the first time the 9th house which is associated with publishing. However this cycle also saw Jobs forced out of Apple after a long power struggle.
While out in the cold, he founded a new computer platform (NeXT) for higher-education and business markets with higher education associated with the 9th house. Jobs also helped to initiate the development of the visual effects industry and with the newly formed Pixar would eventually produce the first fully computer-animated film, Toy Story in 1995. This occurred in Stage 6 (Sep 1992 – Feb 2000) with the influence exclusively orientated to the favorable 9th house.
In 1997, Apple acquired and merged NeXT, allowing Jobs to become CEO of Apple once again, reviving the company at the verge of bankruptcy. Beginning in 1997, Jobs worked closely with designer Jonathan Ive to develop a line of products that would have larger cultural ramifications: the iMac, iTunes and iTunes Store, Apple Store, iPod, iPhone, App Store, and the iPad. Mac OS was also revamped into OS X.
Jobs was diagnosed with a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor in 2003 in Stage 7 (Feb 2000 – Jul 2007) which first introduced the 8th house of death. Jobs died on October 5, 2011 in Stage 8 with the house focus now exclusively focused on the 8th house of death.
I also belong to the Baby Boomer A generation. While in Stage 1, I had a relatively normal middle class upbringing in Sydney, Australia. Quickly upon arrival of Stage 2 in December 1962, with its focus now exclusively on the 12th house of inspiration and seclusion, our family moved to California for a little over two years. In those days the USA was far and away ahead of the rest of the world in numerous areas, and I found the Californian experience very inspirational (12th) but I was secluded from my friends in Australia. Stage 3, split between the 10th & 12th houses, commencing in 1970 coincided with university, and leaving home and dropping out of university (1971). Most of the balance of this stage was focused upon my ”spiritual” search and journey but I also achieved my first “success” in becoming second-in-charge of a larger spiritual non-profit organization and became its Chief Financial Officer and a company director. The confluence of these two aspects of the same thing is in sync with the 10th and 12th houses.
Stage 4 commencing in October 1977 started an entirely new stage in my life and within a year I was no longer with the non-profit “spiritual” organization. I got married, had three kids and started my first business of owning and managing a health food store that ultimately developed into a chain of three stores. By Stage 5, commencing in April 1985, with the focus split between the 10th and 9th houses, I was divorced and experienced my first bout of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). I retained my involvement in the health food store (10th) but incorporated lengthy trips to South-East Asia – especially Bali (9th house). I also began learning Vedic astrology. I started my second major relationship towards the end of this stage and I made the startling discovery that the Age of Aquarius commenced in the 15th century which commenced the beginning of my life’s work on this project.
Stage 6 starting in September 1992, with the focus exclusively on the 9th house, was a “magic” period of working with my new partner in managing a major outdoor conference center associated with my former “spiritual” group in Stage 3. It lasted one month short of the end of this stage in January 2000 when I succumbed to a second bout of CFS and we handed over the management of the conference center. Stage 7 starting in February 2000, now with the first involvement of the 8th house, saw a major transformation in my life both internally and externally, with the external element associated with purchasing a rural property with my partner. Stage 8 commencing July 2007, with the focus exclusively on the 8th house, had me receiving a small inheritance and some extremely transformative experiences as I rediscovered Bali and South East Asia from 2008 onward.
Stage 9 commencing in December 2014, with the focus split between the 7th and 8th houses, basically aligned with my retirement. I did step up my lecture and workshop schedule in this stage. I also broadened my astrological research from the astrological ages and now added whole sign houses to the mix. Based on the fact that the next Stage 10 commencing in June 2022 is aligned exclusively with Gemini and focused solely upon the 7th house, that I can expect the culmination stage of my life in the worldly sense. Though the correlation between my life and these generational stages do not include the kind of detail I expect from the various astrological techniques applied to horoscopes, I can certainly detect a clear correlation nevertheless.
Previous Sagittarius-Sagittarius generations
Around every 165 years, another Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation appears (most of the time). The last Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation was from July 1784 to December 1791. Three US president came from this generation – Presidents John Tyler (10th president), Zachary Taylor (12th president) and James Buchanan (15th president). This Sagittarius-Sagittarius generation did not have a fault line on the “missing” 11th house as was the case with the recent Baby Boomer A generation. Its fault line was with the “missing” 12th house.
Notable people born in this generation were Jacob Grimm (folklorist), Davy Crockett (American adventurer), George Byron (poet) and Michael Faraday (scientist)
Jacob Ludwig Carl Grimm was a German philologist, jurist, and mythologist. He is known as the discoverer of Grimm’s law (linguistics), the co-author with his brother Wilhelm of the monumental “The German Dictionary”, the author of Deutsche Mythologie (tracing the mythology and beliefs of the ancient Germanic peoples) and, more popularly, as one of the Brothers Grimm and the editor of Grimm’s Fairy Tales.
David “Davy” Crockett was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives and served in the Texas Revolution. Crockett became famous in his own lifetime for larger-than-life exploits popularized by stage plays and almanacs. After his death, he continued to be credited with acts of mythical proportion. These led in the 20th century to television and movie portrayals, and he became one of the best-known American folk heroes. His reincarnated female form has appeared in the Hunger Games, with Jennifer Lawrence playing Katniss Everdeen, a thinly disguised female version of Davey Crocket.
Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include the principles underlying electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Albert Einstein kept a picture of Faraday on his study wall, alongside pictures of Isaac Newton and James Clerk Maxwell. Physicist Ernest Rutherford stated,
“When we consider the magnitude and extent of his discoveries and their influence on the progress of science and of industry, there is no honour too great to pay to the memory of Faraday, one of the greatest scientific discoverers of all time.” 
It is also possible that Charles Babbage, born December 26 1791, may have been born in this generation. Considered by some to be a “father of the computer”, Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex electronic designs, though all the essential ideas of modern computers are to be found in Babbage’s analytical engine.
In all the above, the sheer energy of Sagittarius is seen from this generation, and this Sagittarian energy, from the end of this generation in 1791, went on and “conquered” the world in the Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791 – 1970) – the period basically defining the modern USA, the world population explosion and modern economic “miracle”. Davey Crocket was one of the key archetypal inspirations for the fledgling USA.
 This table will not be identical for preceding and succeeding generation due to a sub-age cusp in 1970 that introduces a minor house relationship anomaly that will appear in a different period for different generations born before 1970.
There is a growing sense by a mounting cacophony of doomsday commentators that a catastrophic economic downturn is around the corner. This is not supported by my global economic outlook for 2017. My previous research 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.
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 Capricorn) but due to Cancer lacking Capricorn’s archetypes – Cancer has no backbone. Therefore this Cancer quasi micro-age decan is a period of weak recovery.
The new 5 year period to arrive in mid-2017 is the Aquarius quasi micro-age decan (Jun 2017 – Jun 2022). 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.
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 finalize pulling the rug out of 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.
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)
Taurus is the most stable of all the signs. Despite this overall economic stability, issues related to money and currencies are promoted, so we have seen all the issues re international currency manipulation with countries desperately trying to devalue their currency so their products are cheaper to buy on the international market.
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, Switzerland are also experiencing financial problems related to liquidity, the black economy and so on.
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. 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.
Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow (Jun 17 – Nov 17 – Apr 18)
This Scorpio period will bring the first economic shock associated with 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.
Bond Market Collapse
“After a 30-year bull run, there has been a rout on global bond markets since Donald Trump was declared President elect, with close to $US3 trillion flowing out of bonds across the globe.” (Courtesy of finance correspondent Phillip Laskersee of the Australian ABC government funded socialist media network: http://ow.ly/L24w307rrmE).
The global bond market rout is the inverse of the stock market rally of the almost 9% surge in price of stock on Wall Street accounting for a $US3 trillion flow of funds into global stocks. This development has been precipitated by Trump’s election. Appropriately, this is occurring in a Taurus nano-age overflow (March 2016 – June 2017) where a greater emphasis on financial issues should be experienced.
However, what caught my attention was the reference to 30 years. 30 years is twice the length of a micro-age (1/144th of an astrological age). Why should the bond market have a 30 year ‘bull’ run then fall by the wayside so suddenly? The answer is at least partly explained in my post The 2017 Economic Meltdown?
“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 finalize pulling the rug out of 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.”
There is even more revealing astrological information about this global bond market rout linked to the 30 years. While it is entirely appropriate such a financial issue should coincide with a Taurus period, this Taurus period is very small compared to 30 years. However, the 30 years basically corresponds with the Virgo micro-age overflow (1985-2000) and the Leo micro-age overflow (2000-Dec 2014). In macro-astrology, both these signs belong to the ‘conservative’ 50% of zodiacal signs.
The conservative and economic stable signs are the fire and earth signs while the volatile but progressive signs are the air and water signs. The overflow period is where each sign manifests at their peak strength. Therefore, only two years ago, the world came to the end of a 30 year period overshadowed by two conservative influences which also usually coincide with greater than normal economic stability notwithstanding the recent Global Recession – which did not appear to upset the 30 year bond market.
The bond market rout is supposedly in reaction to predictions that the world is entering a period of higher inflation spurred on by Trump’s construction zeal. Following the 30 year conservative but relatively stable influence, we are now only two years within a new 30 year period of the opposite intent – volatility and progressive influences. (Even Trump is progressive and volatile on the conservative side of politics)
Certainly Trump has increased the volatility stakes and perversely, despite the fact that no recession of the magnitude of the recent Global Recession is due to appear in this new 30 year period, it is going to be very problematical for the world economy – or at least for western nations. The difficult economic issues facing the world for the next few centuries, and particularly the rest of the 21st century, does not result in massive recessions or economic depressions but appears to be an incremental downturn. At each turn of the road, economic conditions slowly deteriorate and the numbers of positive economic appear with less frequency or strength.
Though the current Taurus nano-age overflow (March 2016 – June 2017) may seem like a small bit player in a larger field populated by micro-ages and sub-age decans etc, occasionally this is not the case, and in this situation, this is not the case.
The current Taurus nano-age overflow (March 2016 – June 2017) is part of the Taurus nano-age & overflow (Dec 2014-Mar 16 – June 17) – which is strategically situated as the first nano-age in the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029). In 11 out of 12 cases, the first nano-age within a micro-age is a preview of the following much larger micro-age – in this case the Taurus micro-age (Nov 2029-Sep 2044) leading into the more powerful 15 years Taurus micro-age overflow commencing September 2044.
So while the rout of the 30 year global bond market and inverse stock market surge – both precipitated by Trump’s election – may just appear as something interesting, these kind of financial issues will return with a vengeance in the Taurus micro-age and overflow. The seed of the future can usually be found in the present.
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.
Who was Caligula? Caligula became the Roman emperor in AD 37, which corresponds in our calendar to about 2017 (or 2018). The correspondence is drawn from the fact that while Caligula lived in the previous Pisces age, everything else was identical in the sub-ages and smaller sub-periods. For both Trump and Caligula, they were the respective leaders of the Empire of the Aries-Pisces age (Rome) and the Empire of the Pisces-Aquarius age (USA) with both under the influence of the respective Libra sub-age, Cancer micro-age overflow and Aquarius micro-age decan in each age. This correspondence only occurs once approximately every 2,000 years.
Caligula was a noble and moderate ruler during the first six months of his reign and then his focus turned to cruelty, sadism, extravagance, and sexual perversity and he was considered an insane tyrant. During his brief reign, Caligula worked to increase the unconstrained personal power of the emperor, as opposed to countervailing powers within the principate (government). He directed much of his attention to ambitious construction projects and luxurious dwellings for himself, and initiated the construction of two aqueducts in Rome.[i] He lasted less than 4 years before he was assassinated – Romans didn’t bother about elections when they got tired of their leaders.
About 10 years ago, I realized that from about 2015 onward (for up to 15 years), the world would be strongly under the influence of the Cancer micro-age overflow, and that historically, Cancer is associated with mental instability and leaders who exhibited mental instability. I used to muse on who could possibly fulfill this role. For many years I thought it to be the North Korean leader and at times Putin. Recently the president of the Philippines reared his fascist head encouraging the state sanctioned murder of drug users and dealers – and he can definitely be put in the political lunar camp. But maybe the politically ‘deranged’ leader will be closer to home? A leader can exhibit crazy or lunar political tendencies without being personally crazy or deranged.
I am a Vedic-western fusion astrologer which means that I practice both black arts. For the purposes of examining Donald Trump, like some sterile physician examining a multitude of X-rays and ultrasounds, it is his Vedic horoscope that draws my focus because while the western horoscope is superior in its ability to classify his personality, emotions, desires and so on, it is his relationship with the wider world that I am more interested. This is where Vedic astrology comes into the picture.
For most western astrologers, Vedic astrology is way too far out of focus due to unfamiliarity, but Vedic astrology is the appropriate stethoscope in this situation. Vedic astrology is much better at indicating how a person actually interfaces with the world regardless if they have a good, bad or middling nature or personality – as defined by their western horoscope.
Trump’s Vedic chart clearly indicates that the two key elements are Rahu (the Moon’s north node) and Mars. With sidereal Leo rising, Trump’s ruler is the Sun, firmly and appropriately located in his 10th house of status, reputation and fame – so far so good. The Sun also represents fame, so to have planet of fame in the house of fame is advantageous for a politician. In contrast, musicians and actors have a preference for the Sun in the 1st house as they want their personality or personal style to garner the fame.
With the Sun representing the indomitable Trump in his Vedic chart, the greatest influence in his life is from Rahu (the Moon’s north node) that sits only two degrees away from his Sun, as he was born on the day of an eclipse. Rahu is also rajayoga which is like a pot of gold in Vedic astrology, so it brings him great assistance in the area of fame as the raja yoga is in Trump’s 10th house. (This raja yoga is formed by the ruler of an angular house aspecting Rahu which is also in an angular house – the Sun rules the angular 1st house and is conjunct Rahu in the angular 10th house).
In addition, Rahu itself is greatly enhanced by being involved in a rajayoga. Rahu is futuristic, because it is the dragon’s head which has eyes, and these eyes perceive the future. Rahu can make Trump a visionary. On the down side of Rahu there are a few issues which many would like to be swept under the carpet. Rahu tends to breed a low class or crass nature – no argument there, but the Gods still favor him nevertheless for this ‘slight’ blemish. Rahu is devoid of a ‘spiritual’ or esoteric influences and his main focus is firmly focused upon wealth, and the acquisition of more wealth. With Rahu located in the 10th house, perhaps we can add fame to money! But because Rahu does not have a stomach, no matter how much wealth he obtains, he will never be satisfied and never have enough. Will the same occur with fame?
Trump is fired up about the future, and this is his forward looking rajayoga-Rahu speaking. But Rahu always has a demonic element, a bit like a dragon. We know that dragons are wise, but their wisdom is not necessarily for the benefit of anyone other than the dragon. According to James Braha, Rahu is a “hedonistic, unconscious and insensitive being”. Rahu can often bring “ignorance” as well! With Rahu manifesting through Trump on the American and world stage, we can expect interesting times ahead.
The other key element In Trump’s Vedic horoscope is Mars located a few degrees above Trump’s ascendant degree in his first house. Mars brings a combative nature and a pioneering spirit. Vedic Mars is very similar to western Mars and includes builders, ambitious people, forcefulness, temper, arguments and fights. Mars in Vedic astrology also has some of the archetypes associated with Uranus in western astrology – forging ahead where angels fear to tread. What we do not know is if his pioneering spirit is greater, equal or less than his combative spirit? Again, we can see both sides of Vedic Mars in Trump.
With a supercharged futuristic temperament combined with a pioneering spirit, we can expect much angst on the conservative side of politics as he tries to drag the Republican Party into the 21st century (see “Trump is Representative of the Age of Aquarius” @ http://wp.me/pcGXY-da ). However, on the progressive side of politics, the Mars-Rahu combination is bound to kick them in the guts, which he has already done merely by winning the presidential election. Trump potentially has 4 more years of gut kicking.
Independent of astrology, it is a very rare person that escapes their track record. Whatever Trump has been like in his public, business and media affairs for the past decades is likely to be continued once he is in office. His previous focus on proving that President Obama was not born in the USA is a classic example. Trump seems to have few scruples about the means that gets him to his desired end result. Therefore, this tendency is likely to continue.
His real support base is not the Republican Party but the disenchanted blue collar and rural voters who elected him and who were impressed with his character on the TV series “The Apprentice”. Trump has already indicated an interest for running for a second term, and if so, he has to keep these voters in his camp. This is fortunately a mild boon as these voters are not so much ideologically driven as driven by knee-jerk reaction to the issues that confront them. Trump is relatively trapped in this populace web, for better or worse. Time will tell if he is also the reincarnated Caligula I have been waiting for all these years.
Is it full steam astern for the USA? Has the USA changed into reverse gear and is accelerating backwards? Is this a beneficial turn of events? In September 2010 I published an article titled When Will the USA Retreat from the World? – in this post, I am basically bringing the 2010 article up to date.
My observation is that that prime factor that defines the international geopolitical situation is the 59 year sub-age decans. Each astrological age of some 2150 years each has 12 sub-ages of 178-9 years each. Each of these sub-ages have three decans of approximately 59 years each. These 59 years sub-age decans appear to define the geo-political reality in the world. (For further details on the mechanics of the astrological ages – see Age of Aquarius for Dummies)
For example the bi-polar signs of Gemini, Libra and Pisces enhance global political dualities. The recent Pisces sub-age decan overflow (1910 – 1970), apart from promoting the (Pisces) USA as the world superpower, also coincided with the rise of bureaucratic communism and its inevitable clash with capitalism until communism basically left the field of battle when the USSR imploded in 1991.
The current Scorpio sub-age decan overflow (1970 – 2029) is a mono-sign and so does not enhance polarities – especially in the first half of its reign. The next sub-age decan overflow is the polar sign of Gemini (a dual-bodied sign) with its full effect expected from 2029 to 2089 but flexing its muscles since 2000. The world is now gearing up to this new geopolitical reality.
I expect the Gemini sub-age decan overflow will see the growing polarity of the USA and Western culture on the one hand and China plus Asia on the other. However other possible international polarities cannot be ignored. This does not insinuate that this new period of greater polarity will involve any significant wars or conflicts as the world is astrologically in the slow but also the inexorable process of departing the multi-thousand years Age of Warfare. Unfortunately, 2017 will not be an example of the world parting way from war, as war is top of the menu for 2017 (see What is in Store for Trump & the USA in 2017? ) How will the USA and China get along as sparring partners on the world stage for much of this century?
The clue is the relationship of Gemini to the major sign associated with the USA – which is the sign Pisces (see Pisces America). Gemini stimulates the astrological 4th house to the sign Pisces. The 4th house stimulates introversion, domestic affairs and avoidance of saber rattling over issues of international status. This is a recipe for the USA to retire from its dominant role in the world and return to its more traditional isolationist approach to world affairs. This in no way detracts from its status as the age-empire of our times – it just means that the age-empire retreats to its own shores and avoids costly and divisive overseas wars or political turmoil. Pisces’ primary relationship to the USA also indicates that the USA has two modes of operation in every theater of activity including its international role.
At the beginning of the 21st century – with the USA engaged in two military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan – it seems inconceivable that the USA would not continue to behave like John Wayne on the international stage – shoot first and ask questions later. Even Donald Trump appears to be a clone of John Wayne. The USA has (as of 2016) been in its interventionist side of its nature for 74 years (slightly longer than the length of a sub-age decan). The astrology suggests that this has a time fuse on it (similar to the rise and fall of communism), and the USA is now in its 11th hour to returning to its isolationist nature.
There are astrological clues that support America’s return to isolationism. While Gemini is strongest in its sub-age decan overflow (2029-89), the embryonic Gemini sub-age decan arrived in 1970 – just in time to turn significant public opinion away from the war in Viet Nam. The next increase in strength for Gemini occurred in 2000 which kicked off with the 9/11 terrorist attack on the USA. While the USA received much international sympathy, the subsequent invasion of Iraq saw mass opposition by many former close allies and supporters around the world. The main support for the Iraq invasion came from America’s core Anglo-Saxon allies – the UK and Australia.
The next increase in strength for Gemini took place in December 2014 when the Gemini micro-age arrived. From around this date onward we should see further examples of America’s deteriorating interventionist international foreign policy. The arrival of the Gemini sub-age decan overflow in 2029 is the final straw. Will the USA finally behave like an ostrich with its head in the sand?
The USA is slowly on the path back to isolationism which seemed so far-fetched when I first wrote on this topic in 2010. Donald Trump has expressed the opening wedge for a more isolationist policy. The growing strength of Gemini, which will peak in 2029, does not stimulate the USA success in its flag waving missions, especially if it involves military conflict. How many wars does the USA need to engage itself in to discover this truth? The USA under Trump is turning its gaze away from foreign lands and back onto itself – for better or worse!
This does not mean China gets to take over the world. China’s main sign is Cancer, and Gemini stimulates China’s dreaded 12th house. China will probably fare far worse than the USA in the coming decades under Gemini, especially from around 2029 onward. The coming Gemini period suggests the end of China’s socio-political structure that has developed since the arrival of the Chinese communist government. This may not mean a civil war but it does indicate much strain and tension.
The growing strength of Gemini does not bode well for Europe. Though the USA is primarily related to Pisces – the USA is actually the Empire of the Pisces-Aquarius age. Europe is also primarily associated with Pisces, which is why Europe also likes to split itself into two, but Europe is a Pisces-Aries continent. Gemini does not bode well for the European Union as we have just witnessed with the Brexit vote earlier in 2016. Gemini undermines the status and authority of Europe. Gemini is also the fragmentation sign, and now other European countries have growing support to exit the European Union. We are entering a very different geo-political era with the USA heading towards isolationism, Europe heading towards fragmentation and China engulfed with problems – who will be the last man standing?
In 2010 I asked – When Will the USA Retreat from the World? Now it could be stated: are we witnessing the beginning of the retreat of the USA from the world? It certainly looks likely. Even the proposed border wall with Mexico suggests a new introversion. Under Gemini, introversion is favored for the USA. Even protectionist trade policies are a form of introversion.
Whereas the gods are lining up against the USA in its foreign intervention, they are lining up for the USA to focus on itself. This is a core message of Trump – “America first!” Infrastructure rebuilding and even the Mexican wall fulfill the god’s requirements! However, when it comes to foreign intervention, the USA behaves like a little kid that keeps putting its hand in the fire and getting it burnt, but does not seem to learn the lesson. Sometimes societies are collectively dumber than the average IQ of its population. One unfortunate side effect of democracy is that it is government by the lowest common denominator.
On the 20th January 2017, when Trump is sworn in as president, it will be just past the glow of the Cancer full moon located in Trump’s 12th whole-sign house. This is a bad omen for the immediate pre-inauguration period as the 12th house is usually related to ‘self-made’ problems and looking backwards. While the Cancer full moon falls in his 12th house, the lunar month for his inauguration is Capricorn ruling his 6th house. This indicates that his main background focus in the whole of the lunar month of his inauguration is on his new staff and new appointees.
February 2017 is mainly associated with the Aquarius lunar month with the full moon in Leo, Trumps rising sign. This suggests he be will ready to plow ahead somewhat in February. With the whole lunar month ruling his 7th house, opposition will be very strong from whatever sources. Trump’s secondary progressed Moon is located in his 12th house, and will not shift to his 1st (whole sign) house until around June 2017. There are sure to be teething problems until June 2017 and he may make one or more significant blunders but he finally gets his full focus mid-year.
What will get Trump’s focus by mid-year? The major issue in 2017 is war and conflict, a dependable bedrock issue for any conservative politician and this will be a real test for Trump. Will he be attracted to the drums of war that will be beating very loudly very soon or will he keep focus upon construction?
The world is in the Libra sub-age (1970-2148), which contains 12 micro-ages, and the current micro-age is the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029). This also contains 12 nano-ages of almost 15 months each. The world is currently in an Aries nano-age (Mar 2016 – June 2017) followed by the Aries nano-age overflow (June 2017 – Sep 2018) with the second half more powerful than the first half. Another way of examining this period is to examine the upper half of the whole Aries bell-curve (combining the Aries nano-age with the Aries nano-age decan overflow Mar 2016 to Sep 2018) which is the Aries quasi nano-age (Nov 2016 – Feb 2018).
This Aries nano-age definitely helped Trump in the presidential election as under Aries, people look to an alpha male leader who projects Herculean qualities to right all their wrongs. The rest of the Aries nano-age and overflow (Mar 2016 – Jun 2017 – Sep 2018) will also help Trump because Aries rules construction, so he has the Aries nano-age on his side for building his Mexican wall plus his infrastructure program in general.
If Aries was only limited to construction, all would be OK, but its primary association is war, conflict and violence. Expect Trump to be at loggerheads with anyone he can find both domestically and internationally because that is the nature of Aries. Logic indicates that his main domestic opposition will be the Congressional Republicans as the Democrats have no power. Trump may even field candidates to oppose Republicans in the mid-term elections due in 2018. This Aries period does not indicate harmony but brute force.
However, the major influence of this Aries nano-age and overflow, that peaks in mid-2017 and seriously came online in November 2016, is war. It is the same level of Aries that produced the previous two Iraq Wars. The Allied invasion of Iraq in March 2003 was the most significant military event associated with the previous Aries quasi nano-age (February 2003 – May 2004). This was also that period when bombings around the world were almost nightly news on the TV – including many suicide bombings.
Some of the more famous one’s include: a double suicide bombing at a Moscow rock concert; the Super Ferry bombing in the Philippines by the Abu Sayyaf guerrilla group; the bombs in four rush-hour trains in Madrid, killing 191 people and the beheading of an American civilian Nick Berg, in Iraq. Another example of the extended Aries influence included the Beslan School Hostage Crisis with at least 335 people killed.
Aries rules accidents so we need to include the disintegration of the Space Shuttle Columbia during re-entry over Texas in February 2003, killing all 7 astronauts on board. Aries is also associated with health and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) also appeared with 8,273 cases and 775 deaths.
Major construction feats are related to Aries and many major skyscrapers commenced or were completed including the Freedom Tower at Ground Zero in New York City, the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, which became the tallest man-made structure in the world, at 829.8 m (2,722 ft). The world’s tallest bridge, the Millau Bridge over the River Tarn in the Massif Central Mountains, France was opened and the official opening of Taipei 101 skyscraper in Taiwan, standing at a height of 1,670 feet (509 metres) was the world’s tallest from 2004 until the 2010.
Jumping back another micro-age, to the Leo micro-age (1985-2000) its Aries nano-age and overflow (Dec 1988-Mar 1990-Jun 1991) arrived at an historic turning point with a wave of revolutions that swept through the Eastern European Bloc, starting in Poland and coming to a head with the opening of the Berlin Wall in late 1989. This was followed by the overthrow of the communist dictatorship in Romania, and ending in December 1991 with the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
However 1990 also began with a crisis that would lead to the Gulf War in 1991 following the Iraq invasion of Kuwait. The Gulf War (Aug 1990 – Feb 1991) took place in the second half of this Aries period. This strongly suggests that these Aries nano-ages and overflow are linked to greater than average wars or conflicts but localized nevertheless. Though a much higher probability exist for a major conflict in an Aries period, this does not mean it will occur in every Aries period.
If Trump focuses upon infrastructure construction he has the gods on his side because Aries is associated with construction. Also the major influence on the sub-age decan level, which defines the international geo-political situation in the world, is currently the Gemini quasi sub-age decan (2000 – 2059) and Gemini activates the 4th house of home for the USA, the Pisces-Aquarius Empire in the world. As Gemini gets stronger approaching its high point in 2029, expect the USA to return to its international introversion phase.
The gods are on Trump’s side when he is focusing upon America’s heartland, and they even approve of his Mexican wall – but if he goes to war or raises the temperature in any existing conflict, the gods will be extremely displeased. The gods specifically do not want the USA riding roughshod around the world for at least the next 75 years while Gemini is so strong! Why? Because Gemini activates the USA’s 4th house which automatically detracts from its 10th house of status – the USA entered the low status period in 1970 and this low status period picked up speed in 2000. It increased in speed yet again in December 2014 and will reach its crescendo in 2029. (For more details see When Will the USA Retreat from the World? published in 2010)
In the short term, by mid-2017 a Pisces nano-age decan and overflow (Jun 2017-Sep 18- Dec 2019) first appears and will be influential for 2 ½ years. The first half of this Pisces period overlaps the last half of the Aries period which is a fundamental astrological mechanism of the overflow effect in macro-astrology. Pisces is the main sign for the USA so it implies that the USA will be pumping along nicely in its revolutionary conservative way during this period, especially the second half. The economy should be bubbling and the old USA may temporarily appear like a momentary mirage. But first, Aries takes the attention while Pisces is growing in the background.
Aside from the Mexican wall and any infrastructure projects, 2017 will be a year of animosity, conflict and almost certainly at least one serious military conflict. It cannot be said if this conflict directly involves the USA or not, but this will be the focus of the year. I remember reading some years ago from one war researcher who stated, after researching a thousand years of war, that “all wars are based on lies”. In “The Art of War,” Sun Tzu said “All wars are based on deception.” Get ready for some good lies in 2017! Pisces prefers lies!
 “2003 invasion of Iraq.” Wikipedia, 29 Mar. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2013