Mercury & Jupiter To Retrograde
Venus Turns To Evening Star Cycle
Syrian Govt. Slaughters Men, Women & Children
On Eve Of Ramadan
The Global Economy & Wall Street
The Great Depression Of The 1930s Revisited?
Goodwill and Peace To Humanity.
Praise & Glory Be To The Immortal God.
For well over a year now, I have been highlighting and forecasting global events under the headline of the Cardinal Crisis.
By the year 2014, the tropical sign Cancer will see Jupiter transiting for a year while Libra will have Mars in transit in that year. This will form what is known to astrologers as a Grand Cardinal Cross involving Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn.
We are cascading towards a powerful series of global emergencies I call the 'Cardinal Crisis.'
It will often be exercised when wrong, but better so than not to be exercised at all. The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed - until they try to take it.”
Multiple shops were burglarized and looted while police officers were pelted with bottles and fireworks as increasing numbers of people rampaged through neighborhoods across England - forcing the early return of vacationing British Prime Minister David Cameron back to London.
Alleged corruption within London's police force and a 2009 scandal over parliamentarians' expenses have also fueled notions that greed is a motivating factor across the spectrum of British society.
Former News Of The World Managing Editor Arrested By British Police
Putin Says U.S. is 'parasite' on global economy?
Norway terror suspect makes strange demands from prison
McAfee uncovers long-term Cyberwar against U.S. & 80 nations
Hosni Mubarak's trial in Egypt there is satisfaction and rage
Video shows British & Italian men held by Al-Qaeda
United Nations declares 3 new famine zones in Somalia
72 charged in federal probe of child sexual abuse network
Syrian Army continues to attack the city of Hama
U.K. police seize record £300 million haul of cocaine hidden in luxury yacht
30 American troops & 7 Afghan commandos killed
S&P Downgrades U.S. Long-Term Debt For First Time In History
Two Million People Evacuated Ahead Of Hurricane Irene
The video below shows a boy being murdered by the agents of the Syrian government.
The National Organisation for Human Rights said a running count of 136 people had recently been killed in Hama and in three other Syrian towns.
International media are still largely banned from Syria, but citizen journalists ensured that the scale and brutality of the slaughter was visible to the world. They continue their heartfelt appeals to the international community for intervention and help.
Bodies lay scattered on the streets, residents report
President al-Assad, a medical doctor, who was once hailed as a modernising reformist, has ruled since the year 2000 but is now vilified by his own people and the international community.
Hama, known as a conservative stronghold of the country's Sunni Muslim majority, has a special resonance in Syria as the scene of a notorious massacre in 1982 when the Ba'ath regime crushed an Islamist uprising that challenged the rule of the president's father, Hafez al-Assad. At least 10,000 people were killed then.
The July 31, 2011 crackdown involved Syrian troops and security agents who were accompanied by busloads of irregular militiamen known as 'Shabiha' (Ghosts) who belong to the same Alawite minority as the Assad family.
The official Sana News Agency said two security force members were killed in Hama and three in Deir Ezzor, on the border with Iraq, where government armoured units continued assaults.
Hama residents told Reuters that Syrian army snipers had climbed onto the roofs of the state-owned electricity company and the main prison, while tank shells were falling at the rate of four a minute in and around the north of the city.
They had been shooting into houses with lights on. A little girl was reported shot in the head by one of the snipers in her own home.
Habal described people walking towards tanks armed only with wooden bats, steel bars or stones.
"It's a massacre. They want to break Hama before the month of Ramadan," an eyewitness who identified himself as Ahmed, told the Associated Press by telephone.
Al-Arabiya TV reported that some soldiers had refused to fire on protesters and had joined them. But unlike Libya, Syria has not yet experienced any high-level defections from the military.
The United Kingdom condemned the "appalling" onslaught, long anticipated by the Syrian opposition.
"Such action against civilians who have been protesting peacefully in large numbers in the city for a number of weeks has no justification," said William Hague, the foreign secretary.
Speaking to the BBC from Damascus, a spokesman for the U.S. embassy described what they called "full-on warfare by the Syrian government on its own people … That's the armed gang that is striking terror into the hearts of the people."
U.S. President Barack Obama said he was "appalled" by the brutality of the Syrian government and described reports from Hama as "horrifying!"
Precise casualty figures were unclear but they rose throughout the day. The local co-ordination committee, which organises and monitors anti-government protests, said it had the names of 49 civilians who had died in the onslaught on Hama. By nightfall the numbers were nudging 100 for Hama alone.
The city of Hama has been a focus of anti-regime protests since early June 2011, when security forces shot dead at least 70 people. Since then it has fallen out of government control, with protesters holding the streets and government forces conducting overnight raids from outside the city.
But apart from ritual condemnation, the latest bloodletting looks unlikely to trigger any significant international response, given the sharp divisions among the veto-wielding five permanent members of the UN security council.
Germany, which held the rotating presidency of the council until midnight on Sunday, July 31, 2011 requested that the body meet on Monday, August 1st to discuss the violence.
Limited sanctions on key officials imposed by the U.S. and European Union have been shrugged off by the Syrian regime.
"It's incredible to consider that since March the regime has slaughtered over 1,500 people, arrested thousands, tortured people to death, and yet the United Nations Security Council has yet to issue a resolution?" said Chris Doyle of the Council for Arab-British Understanding.
An activist group, Avaaz, said last week that Syrian forces had killed 1,634 people in the course of their crackdown during four-and-a-half months of protest - while at least 2,918 people had simply 'disappeared.'
Venus Turns Evening Star
The Mundane Synodic Returns of Mercury, Mars & Jupiter
New Moon - Washington D.C. - July 30, 2011
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This New Moon in tropical Leo continues the summer season in the northern hemisphere, leading to the last third of the summer season to the New Virgo Moon of August 29.
Venus-Mercury Combust To The Sun - August 16, 2011 - Washington D.C.
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Worldwide, rather than true changes taking place to forge new paths forward and away from the dying oligarchy and outgoing boomer establishment; what has happened is that illusion, delay and obfuscation predominated.
Still, I continue to remind those who would block progress in the world that their time is coming to an end, as world transits confirm.
Hold onto your hats - because the ride is about to get that much more difficult.
Venus Begins Evening Star Cycle
August 17, 2011 - Manhattan, New York
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The 'evening star' phase of Venus from August 16-17, 2011 to the Venus Transit of June 5, 2012 will predominate worldwide and is useful for those who seek to make positive plans for next year.
Venus will be observed worldwide as a bright star setting after the Sun over the next ten (10) months.
For others, the next ten months, without any lack of progress, may give way to ever more frustrations, disappointments and stresses if significant adjustments are not made.
Millions of people, worldwide, are very upset with the boomer establishment and the outmoded ideologies which have caused whole communities to be uprooted, families scattered, businesses shut down, public services cut and the economy stagnant to the point of leaving tens of millions of people out of work.
When you face and confront bullies, the best medicine is to give the bully the only thing a bully truly understands and rightly fears.
So, in light of these truths, what is my mundane prediction for what’s coming down the road?
Mercury's station to retrograde in the Sign it rules, Virgo, is significant in that the retrograde calls on people to revise, review and redo on matters that have been on the table since April-May 2011. Mercury's retrogrades are always useful for those who know how to apply retrograde motions.
Economically, things will go from bad to worse I'm afraid to report. This is what the inclinations of the planets show. There will be more layoffs announced that will take place in late July and August 2011, so that by mid-September’s equinox, more people will be without jobs - including tens of thousands in the global financial sector.
Expect the unemployment rate to rise through summer 2011 and continue to rise during the autumn months in the northern hemisphere. We can already see this taking place with the following announcements:
This is bound, of course, to push up the unemployment rate into 2012 when Jupiter conjoins the South Lunar Node in Gemini.
For years, I have been warning anyone who would listen about the rampant fraud in the financial sector. This was during the 'boom' years of the last decade when I was attacked as a 'doom and gloom' astrologer for reporting what I saw by means of mundane astrology.
What I see is never my opinion, nor my politics, or ideology. I have none. Mundane astrology is above all of that. Mundane astrologers see things remote from popular culture and political correctness. We look at what is happening in the real world and how events by way of world transits influence the future.
What I saw was rampant fraud being committed at the highest levels of finance and government with dire consequences for the world-at-large. This was not a popular view several years ago, but nonetheless it is what I saw and it is exactly what I forecasted.
Wall Street created the investment products that produced gross economic imbalances and the 2008 credit crisis. It wasn’t the hard-working 99.5%.
See -> Leaked Citibank Memo on the 'Plutomony' resurfaces
A mundane synodic cycle measures the relationship between moving planetary bodies relative to the Earth from one span of time to another; while noting their correlating influences.
The world continues to also experience the cardinal T-square of Saturn, Uranus and Pluto, which last formed a similar T-square during the early years of the Great Depression.
The similarities between the period 1928-1933 are striking for our time span 2011 into 2012.
It is my advice to those reading this to be on the ball and not take anything at face value, nor to slack off, as the times are about to become even more challenging for several more years, according to my calculations.
With Mercury retrograde early in August, and as Jupiter slows to retrograde by the end of the month, many people may find it difficult to advance because of the heightened celestial climate.
Moreover, Venus begins a new ‘evening star’ phase August 16-17 that will extend ten (10) months to June 2012. This phase shift also confirms that the world is about to take a deeper step into what I call the Cardinal Crisis years.
We will examine the synodic return cycle of Jupiter that relates directly to the global economy further in this August 1, 2011 edition of Global Astrology.
But first, let's take a closer look at one of the players in this synodic celestial mix - that of the planet Mars.
The astrologer Willow shows us how the planet Mars triggers the final wave of summer 2011's cardinal cross as she also provides a look ahead to future planetary formations.
Then we see such things manifest as world leaders assassinated, arson perpetrated, bombs planted and triggered, and vicious disagreements wherever we turn - and our news sources are filled with them.
Natally, an 'out of bounds' Mars indicates unusual drive toward self-expression and self-preservation. Other chart factors such as sign, house placement, and aspect influence an out of bounds Mars either positively or negatively.
As the Sun is leaving our Hemisphere, this marks Southern Hemisphere Autumn and as the Sun is moving into the Northern Hemisphere latitudes, it marks their Spring.
This marks the boundary of the Tropic of Cancer. It is the most Northerly latitude in which the Sun can appear directly overhead at noon.
The Northern Hemisphere signs are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo and Virgo as the Sun is in these signs when in Northern Declination.
So we can see how Mars 'out of bounds by declination,' along with the translation of light to budding Uranus-Pluto squares and the synodic cycles of both Mercury and especially Mars - have significant relevance to our times - especially when it comes to extreme acts of violence as we have seen in Syria, Libya, Norway and elsewhere around the world.
How humanity faces the current and future rounds of planetary inclinations remains to be seen – however, from the viewpoints of mundane astrologers – trends are not looking favorable to say the least.
Jupiter's very important synodic cycle will arrive in 2012 and reflects its synodic phase of the year 1929 - in the constellation of the Twins - that of Gemini - where Jupiter’s southern node is also located at 15-degrees sidereal Gemini.
Despite claims of the 'end of the world,' in 2012, I caution people not to become enveloped in what is sure to be a year of fear-mongering by those who cannot read nor interpret astronomic transits.
For according to my calculations, time will go on and the year 2013 will arrive, so don't waste your time with those who use the year 2012 to scare others into believing that 'the world will end.'
However, 2012 is a powerful year. I expect the economies of nations to worsen, due to the very poor forecasting and management abilities of bankers, economists and policymakers.
I also expect a spate of global accidents associated with travel and I have serious concerns about health with the transmission of airborne disease that could become a pandemic.
The Global Economy
In my astrological economic analysis of Jupiter’s cycle relating to economics and society, it is my view that ‘kicking the can’ down the road will emerge as the absolutely worst strategy the outgoing establishment could have taken as a economic crash could easily become imminent next year.
In fact, that is exactly what I am predicting and have been for years. As much as I would like to be positive about matters, I am first and foremost a forecasting astrologer - and so, I tell it as I see it.
Medium-Range: Jupiter Retrograde
August 30, 2011 - December 25, 2011
Jupiter will station retrograde on August 30, 2011 at 10-Taurus and remain retrograde until Christmas Day 2011, when Jupiter will station direct at 0-Taurus.
Jupiter is known as a 'business planet," and as such, the influences of its retrograde motion through the first 10-degrees of Taurus means that financial matters will be negative through the second half of 2011.
This four-month period means to expect money-matters to get gradually worse leading straight through to the Christmas holidays and right into March 2012 as Jupiter retraces its steps back to 10-degrees of tropical Taurus.
It is important to think outside the box from August 2011 through to March 2012 overall because the economy will not get any better. That's the truth.
There are ways to soften things in the meantime, but this means using the generally placid holiday month of August (which will be anything but placid for many people) to make plans and readjustments to deal with the economic realities of what's to come.
As for next year, 2012, that year is even worse when it comes to the economy, jobs and making ends meet; so people who use the months between now and 2012 to make adjustments will be doing themselves and their families a huge favor.
Thanksgiving 2011 has a last quarter moon, which is low ebb, low energy. Christmas 2011 takes place just after a new moon on Christmas Eve, December 24, which is also low energy as well.
So don't expect too much out of both holidays as it is low-key this year. The further out you know this - the easier it will be to accept, adjust and prepare. Retail numbers for Christmas 2011 will be deplorable to say the least.
The point is this - anyone reading my forecasts should be making practical preparations for a global economic depression. I have called the market crash to occur in 2012 - during the year of the general election - to be followed by a depressionary climate into the mid-Twenty-Tens.
In fact, the entire decade is one of deleveraging. Get used to it. There are opportunities out there for growth, but overall - the old economic structures are broke, outworn, outmoded and soon to be gone. We live in historic times. This is what I have forecasted for some time.
Those who are keen in watching world markets and who are honest about what they've seen, experienced and continue to see, will not be surprised to hear that a economic depression is ahead - in fact, it began several years ago.
The austerity measures touted in Europe and highlighted in the July 2011 edition of Global Astrology should speak volumes to everyone. However, by watching events in Greece and then in the United States over this summer's 'debt ceiling' crisis - what has been lacking is keen attention to the global economy.
The European Union is in sovereign debt crisis with financial emergencies popping up every couple of days. The United Kingdom's planned austerity is choking Britain's economy.
I forecasted two years ago that I expected China's economy to slow. The nation of India suffers with rising inflation while China's economy has been overheating for some time, with inflation rates also creeping upward.
Japan's economy has been stagnate for a little over 20 years and the March 2011 earthquake, tsunami and resulting Fukushima nuclear disaster does not bode well for Japan's economic health in the medium-term.
Manufacturing indices will come in lower than expected in several countries, including the U.S., and we all know that the true unemployment rate is in double-digits and well above the officially touted 9.2% - so let's not fool ourselves.
As the planets incline, we can expect the global economy to cool down as we draw nearer to the year 2012. This is what I have been forecasting for a long time time based on the principles of mundane astrology.
This extended to the investment bank crisis of summer 2007 which was also ignored until the Saturn-Uranus opposition kicked off and by summer 2008, the financial system was in crisis mode.
Jupiter's transit into Gemini signifies an important phase for the world.
While each person has their own unique nativity and secondary progressions, what follows is a general guide toward preparing for the months and years ahead. The significance of world transits calls on those keen on planetary transits to make preparations.
First - have clear goals and objectives. It is best to have 3-4 major long-range goals. This will determine your short and medium-range goals instantly.
Make your schedules. Stay busy. Pace yourself. Make deadlines and demand from others whom you work or associate to also make their deadlines. If they do not - then move on. Do not babysit adults who are not able to meet the obligations and responsibilities of time.
Apply the time-management skills of a Capricorn and solve problems. Get the job done. Be curt. Be smart. Be smooth. And be fast.
Laziness - especially in the Twenty-Tens - should not be tolerated. If you do allow laziness, drama, procrastination and sloppiness, then expect any and all goals, objectives and plans to fail outright. You might as well have never started if you allow yourself or others to be unreliable.
Time is very valuable, but time is not money. Once time is wasted - it is gone - forever.
Know your personal astrological transits. The years going deeper into the Twenty-Tens is not a time to be ignorant of your own transits.
The first funeral was held Friday, July 29, 2011 for 18-year-old Bano Rashid.
Mr. Lippestad portrayed Breivik as a “very cold” person who lived in his own world, buttressed by drugs and the belief that he was a warrior doomed to die for a cause others did not comprehend.
They said the document - at least on the subject of germ attacks - evoked the air of an armchair theorist rather than someone poised to commit mass slaughter.
Once there, he said he had come to check on the security of the young political campers, gathered them together and proceeded, coldly, to shoot them and then hunt down those who fled.
Even the Progress Party, which began as an anti-tax protest and has been stridently anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim in the past, has moved more to the center, to the point that it is seen as a potential coalition partner for the Conservative Party in the 2013 general election.
Before the attacks that he has admitted mounting on government buildings and a children’s summer camp, he was careful never to telegraph his intentions.
“I decided to explore alternative forms of opposition. Protesting is saying that you disagree. Resistance is saying you will put a stop to this. I decided I wanted to join the resistance movement.”
It is a common sight in 2011 to see senior baby boomers behaving in ways that are dysfunctional, maladaptive and strangely enough - oddly acting as if they are not senior citizens.
He was also responsible, during the 1950s, for turning on many of the Cybernetics group to LSD, including Frank Fremont-Smith, head of the Macy foundation and organizer of the LSD conferences (first of these held in 1959).
Geshickter's foundation funneled more than 2 million dollars to other Institutions, many of them universities, from the late 1950s until the early 1970s. Macy-funded first international "LSD therapy" conference.
LSD was delivered by the CIA to numerous universities across the United States where millions of Baby Boomer hippies were soon dropping acid, "turning on, tuning in and dropping out."
Among the British guests were Lady Amanda Feilding, "self-trepanner" and "consciousness researcher," John Dunbar, gallery owner and ex-husband of Marianne Faithfull, Barry Miles, co-founder of International Times and Eric Burdon of the rock band, The Animals.
The long-term consequences of taking LSD can be discouraging to say the least and with millions of Baby Boomers now entering their senior years, it can only be surmised that continued maladaption and dysfunction will ensue into old age by those who abused the drug.
“It started on April 18, 2010, when officers responded to a residence to help Arcata-Mad River ambulance personnel with a 31-year-old man who had just castrated himself.
Medics and officers couldn't find the man's testicles, according to APD. He later told police that he'd flushed them down the toilet because they contained “monsters.”
Then, beginning on May 8, 2010 the incidents picked up. A 21-year old man took LSD and wandered from his home without adequate clothing or shoes and without saying where he was going. The man wandered in the forest for two days while his family and friends looked for him. He returned two days later, according to police.
Users of LSD may experience some physiological effects, such as:
Loss of appetite
However, the drug's major effects are emotional and sensory. The user's emotions may shift rapidly through a range from fear to euphoria, with transitions so rapid that the user may seem to experience several emotions simultaneously.
LSD-induced persistent psychosis may include dramatic mood swings from mania to profound depression, vivid visual disturbances and hallucinations.
LSD use also produces tolerance for other hallucinogenic drugs such as Psilocybin and Mescaline, but not to drugs such as marijuana, amphetamines and PCP which do not act directly on the serotonin receptors affected by LSD.
Tolerance for LSD is short-lived if the user stops taking the drug for several days. There is no evidence yet that LSD produces physical withdrawal symptoms when chronic use is stopped.
Two known long-term effects are Persistent Psychosis and what is termed Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD) - more commonly known as "flashbacks" - associated with use of LSD.
The causes of these effects - which some users report after a single episode with the drug - are not known.
Some former LSD users report flashbacks that are called HPPD by physicians. The episodes are spontaneous, repeated, with sometimes continuous recurrences of some of the sensory distortions originally produced by LSD.
These experience include hallucinations, but most commonly consist of visual disturbances such as seeing false motions on the edges of the field of vision; bright or colored flashes, halos or trails attached to moving objects.
The conditions are typically persistent and in some cases remains unchanged for years after individuals have stopped using LSD.
Because HPPD symptoms may be mistaken for other neurological disorders such as stroke or brain tumors; sufferers may consult a variety of clinicians before the disorder is accurately diagnosed.
There are no established treatments for HPPD, although some anti-depressant drugs may help reduce some of the symptoms.
Psychotherapy also may help patients adjust to the confusion associated with the visual distortions and minimize the fears, expressed by some, that they are suffering brain damage and/or psychiatric disorders.
If there was any case for a generational class-action lawsuit against the agencies that perpetuated the evil mass mind-control crimes on the baby boomer generation, then this is it.