In my last post The Astrology of Global Warming I made the claim that global warming is a red herring except for some short term symptoms the world is currently experiencing. Global cooling is more likely to be the real culprit, but this is extremely unlikely to occur in our lifetimes. Ten years from now people will be concerned about water supplies in place of temperature, though they may be connected. There is a much larger issue looming that may have more serious consequences then global warming.
This is where astrology comes into its own. Scientists around the world are extrapolating the current small increase in temperatures, and predicting the dire consequences that will result if this increase in temperature continues. Remember when men first went into outer space and the moon? Most of us thought that we would be holidaying in space in our lifetimes. Current developments always seem the most important, but many current developments have a short time span.
Astrology can see global warming, but it is a 15 to 30 year wonder, with most of the worst already over. It is the new developments that cannot be easily foreseen that astrology shows its mettle. Astrology can see around the next corner before we get there. It can see around the corner in the climate change direction, and the issue around the corner is not temperature (in our lifetimes at least).
The much larger problem that will arrive due to pollution is deteriorating air quality. Even from a non-astrological perspective this makes sense. The world is pouring into the atmosphere millions of tons of carbon dioxide and other toxic chemicals at an ever increasing rate. The contamination of the atmosphere can affect temperature resulting in global warming, the acidity of the oceans and so on, but common sense says that greatest impact will be on the air itself rather than secondary manifestations. Astrology indicates that the degradation of the air will impact the world at least three times greater than the current impact of global warming and drought.
The reason why air quality will be a very serious issue by the end of the third decade of this century (i.e. by 2028 or 2029) is due to wheels within wheels within the Age of Aquarius. Since the world entered the Aquarian age in c.1433, the world has passed through the Capricorn, Sagittarius and Scorpio sub-ages (each 1/12th of the Age of Aquarius and lasting some 179 years each). The Libra sub-age stretches from 1970 to 2148. It has three decans, Gemini, Aquarius and Libra. The Gemini decan covers the period 1970-2029.
Gemini is associated with everything to do with communication, transportation, cities, lung diseases of all types, the metal mercury, schools, nervous system (Attention Deficit Syndrome). We have already experienced a revolution in communication with emails and the World Wide Web. Transportation is commencing its revolution with the oil price explosion, and the sharp increase in hybrid and electric vehicles. Cities have come under enormous pressure over the last three decades with mass migrations from rural areas, especially in developing countries like China
The wave-like action of ages and their sub-periods indicate that when Gemini reaches its highest strength around 2029, like a wave it will break over the succeeding 60 years or so. The period 2029 to 2089 is when developments with Gemini credentials will be at their strongest. On the positive side this indicates far greater efficiency and developments in electronic and digital communications taking the email revolution to another level. Mobile telephones will also see a spectacular leap in technology. The greatest novelists and their novels for many centuries will appear. Massive developments in public transportation and improvements in private transportation will take place. Wind mills generating electricity will flourish and exceed solar power.
On the problematical side under Gemini the world will see the devastating and corroding capabilities of the atmosphere full of carbon dioxide and poisons as Gemini is an Air sign. Gemini also indicates lung diseases (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, TB, pleurisy etc), nervous system problems, mercury poisoning and stunted mental development. Lung diseases makes sense – if the air is full of contaminants, it is the lungs that have the first point of contact. At a certain point the level of contaminants in the atmosphere will be so high this will start to affect a large number of people, especially in the Northern Hemisphere where pollution is heaviest.
Cities are already the main source of pollution in the world. Their combined growth in population around the world is staggering. Carbon dioxide producing cars will be drastically reduced, banned altogether, or petroleum will be in such short supply anyway that economic necessities will force non-toxic forms of local transportation. Public transportation will see its heyday. Public transportation is the way of the future.
Mercury poisoning is already a growing reality. Recently health experts are advising people and especially children to avoid over eating large fish. Large fish tend to accumulate greater mercury than smaller fish. Already cases of children with stunted mental developments are occurring and health experts attribute this problem to regularly eating large amounts of fish.
Some places in the world are already experiencing chronic pollution and the types of problems mentioned above – Chinese cities are a good example. The World Bank has stated that 750,000 people a year are dying in China prematurely due to pollution. This calamity will spread unless cities take control of their pollution strategies. Some cities are already doing this. London plans to cut its carbon footprint by 60% of its 1990 level by 2025. Though this may seem extreme, this is what they have calculated must be done to prevent the worse case scenario occurring, similar to what some Chinese cities are already experiencing.
Gemini also indicates that another development will take place from 2029 onwards which will help to significantly lower the level of pollution. The opposite sign to Gemini is Sagittarius. The key sub-age involved with the Industrial Revolution and the world wide population explosion is Sagittarius – the sign of expansion. However the appearance of Gemini at full strength in the 21st century indicates that the expansionary phase associated with Sagittarius will come to an end or be severely curtailed. Preliminary indications of this slowdown are already evident.
The most demonstrable slowdown in the Sagittarian related expansionary process is the population explosion. While the worldwide population continues to expand at an apparently unstoppable rate, the population expansion rate for the typical developed country is contracting. Evidence of the slowdown in population expansion is also now noticeable in the second tier of nations while China has been enforcing their one child policy for many years. Each person in this world contributes their share towards pollution – therefore the lower the population the less pollution.
Unfortunately a shrinking population and lower activity undermines the capitalistic economic system. The period 2044 – 2059 is aligned to the sign of money and finances in a Taurus sub-period (within the Gemini sub-age decan overflow). Research indicates that Taurus periods are generally aligned to recessions and depressions (the first serious economic period in the 21st century). Due to the adverse economic circumstances that will arise at this time, most likely due to the effects of having to deal with over pollution, a temporary lapse in applying anti-pollution measure is likely to take place with devastating adverse results. Conservative reactionary elements in the world are bound to put pressure on avoiding dealing with the issues of pollution at this time (and at any time) to protect their wealth.
The astrology associated with the astrological ages indicates a menu of opt
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (and corrupted by Terry MacKinnell)
Behold! a giant am I!
Aloft here in my tower
With my watts of electricity I power
All the appliances I desire
Without polluting this world of ours.