The Cardinal Crisis
The Grand Cardinal Cross of Spring 2014: What you are about to witness is a geopolitical battle that does not have to take place. It has been arranged, planned and set up by the United States government and NATO, which, if they are not very careful, will cause global consequences that had not expected due to the planetary configurations of the Grand Cardinal Cross. Forewarned is foretold.
I Don’t Think So.
Global Cooling, Russia, Ukraine, Europe, The United States & Battle Over Natural Gas
The Aries 2014 Vernal Equinox & The X-Factor
"Saint Michael, Chief Archangel of the Almighty Father, defend us in battle; be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May the Immortal Almighty Father rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God the Father, cast into Hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world, seeking the ruin of souls.
A Mundane Warning To All Concerned:
A very dangerous spring 2014 is on tap for the world, as I forecasted years ago that it would be.
For those of you who want to learn the truths of what is really going down, then buckle in and fully digest this special Vernal Equinox edition of Global Astrology.
And, as my warnings about this cardinal crisis decade from several years ago have shown, the hue-and-cries, revolutionary sentiments and geopolitical tensions have risen, according to the configurations of the planets relative to Earth.
Only humanity could be so ignorant and stupid as to believe that its actions are solely of its own making when the great majority allow themselves to be influenced by world transits.
That is the height of ignorance.
As the Grand Cardinal Cross of April, May and June 2014 take place, we shall see a range of violence, accidents and geopolitical crises that are the hallmark of the cardinal planetary configurations of the Grand Cardinal Cross.
I urge caution in extended travel this spring through to early summer, in fact, it would be wise of those reading this who have any plans to travel, to cancel their their trips due to the adverse world transits, as accidents and violence in crowded places are presaged.
The world transits also show a series of strong weather-related events, from torrential downpours, hail, lightning and tornadoes.
The spring of 2014 will be very active, so I caution everyone to be extra careful during the months of April, May and June.
Mass events with large crowds will be common. It is wise to avoid large gatherings as the world transits are quite hostile as I have been warning for years about spring 2014.
In this edition of Global Astrology, as in previous editions, I warn all concerned not to go about playing with fire - as they may later discover that it begins plenty of other fires where all can get burned.
The situation in Ukraine, with the Grand Cardinal Cross in play will almost certainly lead to war unless cool and calm heads prevail.
And, as well, Vladimir Putin’s diplomatic skills can also prevent it from happening, however, the Obama administration, the U.S. government and NATO have caused a mess in Europe due to their arrogance, corruption, greed and outright stupidity.
Should the western powers continue their stupidity then they will be to blame for the consequences that will surely come later.
The planetary transits confirm this as a fact. It is truth.
Yet, Putin has been demonized by Washington D.C. politicians and pundits who work for many of the American print and television media who haven't a clue about what is really going on above their heads and under their feet.
That includes those in the United Kingdom and some on the European continent as well.
What is going on is the emergence of world transits and the Grand Cardinal Cross.
American President Barack Obama: the Grand Cardinal Cross of spring 2014 calls on very careful and very wise decisions by the president against the reactionary ideologists in Congress, his own administration, the U.S. State Department and the entire U.S. government. Obama's nativity and secondary progressions shows that how he handles this crisis will determine his place in American and world history. He had better choose very wisely as planetary transits do not play.
President Barack Obama, meanwhile, should be advised that the world transits of the solar year 2014, particularly the Grand cardinal Cross do NOT support any heightening of crisis.
Moreover, diplomats and foreign ministers worldwide - including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the entire U.S. State Department - are advised to tread very, very carefully during the months of the Grand Cardinal Cross this spring, as transiting Mars retrograde in Libra - the sign of the diplomat - is in unfavorable configurations to the other planets that form the Grand Cardinal Cross.
Some of these people are ideological nutcases who are going straight into the many mouths of Hell, into the very body of the Dragon that Jesus Christ himself said was 'exceedingly evil,' -
Those in the Central Intelligence Agency, the NSA, the FBI, the DIA, those in the Pentagon and the State Department, including those in the Obama administration, are playing with very powerful planetary world transits - a Grand Cardinal Cross - which proves how clueless they truly are, despite being given free and ample warning to the contrary of its imminent arrival.
Those who ignore these warnings are heading straight into perdition.
That is a fact.
And, I will tell you even more truth:
The only way to avert it is to repent of your sins, rather, achieve gnosis, and turn fully away from evil, your bribes, your lies, the murder, the theft and all of your negativity to save your own individual souls.
Get yourself far, far away from those who gather, to plot in secret, and remove yourself fully from their presence (you all are surely being watched and recorded in all that you do in secret) or you shall surely be counted among those who will perish - they, who surely are going to be fully assaulted by the Divine Father and there will be no escape.
What He does is absolute and when it is done, no other hand in all the universe can undo what has been done.
Truly, do fear that.
Forewarned is foretold, so don't blame the messenger.
I just work here and can read all astrological transits.
Only cool heads and the ability to reject reactionary and ideological sentiments are essential to neutralizing the Grand Cardinal Cross of spring 2014.
This is especially true concerning the crisis in the Ukraine, Crimea, Russia, Europe and the United States.
PRELUDE TO 2014's GRAND CARDINAL CROSS
Ukraine, Crimea & Russia
Analysis & Forecast By
Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci
The Grand Cardinal Cross of Spring 2014 is about intractable problems that have been long festering.
In many ways, it is about a generational establishment that has lost its ability to see past their outdated and outmoded methods from the late 20th century.
I also would add the western governments seeking to cause economic damage to Russia are making the wrong move here, as the global economy is already weak and the cardinal world transits are nothing to shrug one's shoulders at.
I would also advise against acts of sabotage and terrorism which can begin a series of intractable conflicts that could easily get out of hand if world leaders do not maintain a calm, cool and collected attitude.
Reactionary ideologues and low IQ types need not apply. It would be wise to keep those kinds of individuals out of decision-making roles - especially in a Grand Cardinal Cross atmosphere.
Any reactionary sentiments in regard to the current tensions in Ukraine by the West would simply cause a domino effect worldwide, affecting many other nations, including the European Union and the United States.
In the isolated diagnostic chart I cast for Ukraine, we can see that by April 2014, the Grand Cardinal Cross continues to be powerful going into the spring season in the northern hemisphere.
Isolated Diagnostic - Grand Cardinal Cross:
click on chart to enlarge
A Grand Cross, or Grand Square configuration, consists of four (4) or more planets spread out at intervals of approximately 90-degrees.
This powerful configuration features two oppositions with four planets that are square to each other.
Mars, retrograde in Libra
Jupiter in Cancer
Uranus in Aries
Pluto, retrograde in Capricorn
Now, this configuration differs from the T-square configuration which diffuses energy, as the grand cross configuration focalizes it.
The reason for this is because any one of the planets in a grand cross, or grand square, can be considered a focal point.
These are powerful focalized energy conduits that demand attention.
Therefore, any attempt to resolve any of the problems, with a single planet in the grand cardinal cross configuration, simply aggravates the problems with the other planets in the configuration.
This means that one is forced to scramble, from one crisis situation to the another, without being able to concentrate long enough on a single situation to be able to resolve anything, that is, without causing even more problems in other events taking place at the same time.
Remember, this 2014 cardinal configuration shows a continuous cycle of 'focalized crisis situations,' in each of the planetary positions - Mars, Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto - and those involved are unable to fully resolve the problems associated with each planet that will be in very unfavorable hard aspect to one another, relative to the Earth.
On March 2nd, a Russian admiral issued an ultimatum to Ukraine's military in Crimea to surrender as Moscow said the crisis can be defused if the country agrees to take back Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, who was forced to flee Ukraine at the end of February.
This is what I also meant about the dying oligarchy and baby boomer establishment. These old, wrinkled and corrupted 'cold warriors,' who are about to shuffle off this mortal coil, are so entrenched in the past and so spiritually bankrupt that it is not a surprise how they would cause such a crisis to emerge, since that is all they know.
The U.S. originally estimated that 6,000 Russian troops were dispatched to Crimea, but Ukraine's mission to the United Nations said March 3rd that 16,000 had been deployed.
That stoked fears that Russia may want to place more troops in eastern Ukraine.
"If they do not give up by 5 a.m. tomorrow [March 4th] there will be a real storm of subdivisions and units of Ukraine's military forces all over Crimea.''
"We realize that the Russian Federation has its interests, but we address Russia: you have no right to protect your interests by violating ours."
"Instead of a promised national unity government, a 'government of the victors' has been created," said Lavrov, who insisted Russia was in Crimea only to protect the lives of Russians.
Kiev said that Russian troops and unidentified defense forces sympathetic to Russia controlled all border crossings of Crimea, a key ferry and the two airports.
Russia's benchmark Micex index fell as much as 11% and markets across Asia declined sharply. markets later rebounded
"My hope is that the words Russian Prime Minister Medvedev said to me that a decision to send troops has not been adopted are true," Yatseniuk told a meeting of European business leaders in remarks reported by Ukraine's official Interfax news agency.
Viktoria Siumar, deputy secretary of Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council in Kiev said Rear Admiral Denis Berezovsky, who on March 2nd, took an oath of allegiance to Crimea's local administration, was fired and is under investigation for treason.
On Monday, March 3rd, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power tore into Russia's government during an emergency meeting of the United Nations' Security Council on the Ukrainian crisis.
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power
Power accused Russia of an act of aggression, not a humanitarian mission.
She said there was nothing to justify its conduct in escalating military operations in the Crimea region of Ukraine after the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, an ally of the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin.
"Russia has every right to wish events had turned out differently. It doesn't have the right to express that using military force," Power said.
Power said there is no evidence of any threats to Russian citizens or ethnic Russians in the Crimean peninsula, after Russia's ambassador to the U.N. had suggested Russians are "being persecuted for ideas and language."
"Russian mobilization is in response to an imaginary threat," she said.
Power called for a deployment of human-rights monitors in Ukraine, and called on Russia to "immediately pull back" its forces.
U.S. President Barack Obama said Russia was "on the wrong side of history" in Ukraine on Monday, and warned of potential diplomatic and economic "isolation."
Here is the full text of Power's remarks at the U.N.:
"Thank you Madam President.
Listening to the representative of Russia, one might think that Moscow had just become the rapid response arm of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. So many of the assertions made this afternoon by the Russian Federation are without basis in reality.
Let’s begin with a clear and candid assessment of the facts.
It is a fact that Russian military forces have taken over Ukrainian border posts. It is a fact that Russia has taken over the ferry terminal in Kerch. It is a fact that Russian ships are moving in and around Sevastapol.
It is a fact that Russian forces are blocking mobile telephone services in some areas. It is a fact that Russia has surrounded or taken over practically all Ukrainian military facilities in Crimea.
It is a fact that today Russian jets entered Ukrainian airspace. It is also a fact that independent journalists continue to report that there is no evidence of violence against Russian or pro-Russian communities.
Russian military action is not a human rights protection mission. It is a violation of international law and a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the independent nation of Ukraine, and a breach of Russia’s Helsinki Commitments and its UN obligations.
The central issue is whether the recent change of government in Ukraine constitutes a danger to Russia’s legitimate interests of such a nature and extent that Russia is justified in intervening militarily in Ukraine, seizing control of public facilities, and issuing military ultimatums to elements of the Ukrainian military.
The answer, of course, is no. Russian military bases in Ukraine are secure. The new government in Kyiv has pledged to honor all of its existing international agreements, including those covering Russian bases. Russian mobilization is a response to an imaginary threat.
A second issue is whether the population of the Crimea or other parts of eastern Ukraine, are at risk because of the new government. There is no evidence of this.
Military action cannot be justified on the basis of threats that haven’t been made and aren’t being carried out. There is no evidence, for example, that churches in Eastern Ukraine are being or will be attacked; the allegation is without basis.
There is no evidence that ethnic Russians are in danger. On the contrary, the new Ukrainian government has placed a priority on internal reconciliation and political inclusivity.
President Turchinov – the acting President – has made clear his opposition to any restriction on the use of the Russian tongue.
No one has to explain to Ukraine’s new government the need to have open communications, not only with leaders of the country’s Russian ethnic minority in the Crimea and elsewhere, but also with its neighbors.
That is why, when the current crisis began, the government sent its former Chief of Defense to the region to try to defuse the situation.
A second emissary was prevented from entering the Crimean Rada to engage in discussions. And it is why Ukrainian authorities have repeatedly reached out to Russia. Russia needs to reciprocate and begin to engage directly with the Government of Ukraine.
I note that Russia has implied a right to take military action in the Crimea if invited to do so by the prime minister of Crimea. As the Government of Russia well knows, this has no legal basis.
The prohibition on the use of force would be rendered moot were sub-national authorities able to unilaterally invite military intervention by a neighboring state. Under the Ukrainian constitution, only the Ukrainian Rada can approve the presence of foreign troops.
If we are concerned about the rights of Russian-speaking minorities, the United States is prepared to work with Russia and this Council to protect them.
We have proposed and wholeheartedly support the immediate deployment of international observers and monitors from the UN or OSCE to ensure that the people about whom Russia expresses such concern are protected from abuse and to elucidate for the world the facts on the ground.
The solution to this crisis is not difficult to envision. There is a way out.
And that is through direct and immediate dialogue by Russia with the Government of Ukraine, the immediate pull-back of Russia’s military forces, the restoration of Ukraine’s territorial integrity, and the urgent deployment of observers and human rights monitors, not through more threats and more distortions.
Tonight the OSCE will begin deploying monitors to Ukraine. These monitors can provide neutral and needed assessments of the situation on the ground. Their presence is urgently necessary in Crimea and in key cities in eastern Ukraine. The United States calls upon Russia to ensure that their access is not impeded.
The leadership in Moscow may well be unhappy about former President Yanukovych’s decision to flee Ukraine and move in with them. Russia may be displeased with the new government, which was approved by Ukraine’s parliament by an overwhelming majority, including members of Yanukovych’s own party.
Russia has every right to wish that events in Ukraine had turned out differently, but it does not have the right to express that unhappiness by using military force or by trying to convince the world community that up is down and black is white.
Russia’s calls to turn back time to implement the February 21 Agreement ring hollow. It was Yanukovych who failed to abide by the terms of that agreement, fleeing Kyiv, and ultimately Ukraine.
The United States categorically rejects the notion that the new Government of Ukraine is a “government of victors.”
It is a government of the people and it is one that intends to shepherd the country toward democratic elections on May 25th – elections that would allow Ukrainians who would prefer different leadership to have their views heard.
And the United States will stand strongly and proudly with the people of Ukraine as they chart out their own destiny, their own government, their own future.
The bottom line is that, for all of the self-serving rhetoric we have heard from Russian officials in recent days, there is nothing that justifies Russian conduct.
As I said in our last session, Russia’s actions speak much louder than its words. What is happening today is not a human rights protection mission and it is not a consensual intervention.
What is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in Ukraine. It is an act of aggression. It must stop. This is a choice for Russia.
Diplomacy can serve Russia’s interests. The world is speaking out against the use of military threats and the use of force. Ukrainians must be allowed to determine their own destiny. Thank you Madam President."
Moscow was said to have drawn up plans for urgent financial aid for the predominantly Russia-speaking region, and even ordered preparations for building a massive bridge to link it directly to Russia.
Central bank officials pledged to spend as much as needed to defend the ruble.
Combined with a weaker currency, that means Russia actually ends up with more rubles in its budget to spend to offset any discomfort from the economic slowdown.
Import restrictions would also be unlikely to hurt much because Russia produces its own food and fuel.
Back in Crimea
Meanwhile, in Bakhchisaray, Ukraine, Russian soldiers just outside an army base in that Crimean city had demands that Monday, March 3rd, for the Ukrainian soldiers inside:
A Ukrainian coastal defense unit in the town of Perevalnaya, that was under siege by Russian forces for three days, faced demands that it give up its weapons.
Surrender and swear allegiance. The Interfax news agency in Moscow denied that the ultimatum had come from the Kremlin.
During a Sunday, March 2nd phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly agreed to a fact-finding mission under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The soldier fired in the air when Russian servicemen threw stun grenades at Ukrainian troops.
No one is encroaching upon the lives of Russian nationals in Crimea and no one is threatening the lives of Russian navy personnel stationed here."
And this results in the dysfunctions and disruptions we see in the world.
These people are far better off listening to mundane astrologers rather than their own ideological and very limited views and personal interests.
Nonetheless, the Grand Cardinal Cross is transpersonal, but it will affect individuals, especially those with positions and points at or near to the 12-13th degrees of the cardinal Signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.
That is why I have issued many mundane forecast warnings on the solar year 2014.
I call it - the Grand Cardinal Cross.
The spring into mid-summer 2014 is also not a good time for extended travel. I continue to warn about this due to the unfavorable world transits.
My mundane advice is that it is best to stay close to home.
Meanwhile, the proof of U.S. interference and plotting in Ukraine's internal affairs has plenty of evidence to support Putin's claims:
"This is what happens when an arrogant and stupid, Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland plots with an equally arrogant and stupid US ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt to put their candidates in power once their coup against the elected president succeeds," says Paul Craig Roberts.
European monitors will go to Ukraine and monitor the grievances of both sides following the Russian seizure of Crimea, achieving its aims without a shot being fired.
Washington is said to oppose this, but in Europe, anger continues to swell after the ‘Fuck the EU’ comment made by assistant US Secretary of State Victoria Nuland in early February when she discussed the crisis building in Kiev.
Nuland, a senior official in the U.S. State Dept. had her private conversation with Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, taped. It was put on YouTube and angered the European Union.
The conversation was about a deal to end the crisis in Ukraine, where, in her discussion with Pyatt, Nuland had some harsh words for her European Union counterparts as well as for Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko.
Roberts says that, "The ignorant and deluded who deny any such plotting occurred can listen to the conversation between Nuland and Pyatt here: "
Listen for yourself:
"Fuck The EU?"
The mundane cure is to simply allow what is happening to happen without imposing conflict as a way to resolve events.
The energies of the Grand Cardinal Cross will be most evident on those who are radical, unstable ideologues, who will show, by their words and their desired actions, that they are unfit to even be in the room discussing how to address what is happening in Ukraine - and elsewhere for that matter.
That is why Mundane Astrology is about averting disasters.
Now, let's get into what transits tell us are the true reasons behind the machinations over Ukraine and Crimea - natural gas.
That is what the Ukraine crisis is really about.
Only three countries stand in the way of Washington’s hegemony over the world, Russia, China and Iran.
The “Pivot to Asia” announced by the warmonger Obama regime is ringing China with air and naval bases.
Yesterday, I heard on National Public Radio a presstitute from the New Republic describe Putin as the problem.
An informed people would have burst out laughing when US Secretary of State John Kerry denounced Russia for “invading Ukraine” in “violation of international law.”
Kerry is the foreign minister of a country that has illegally invaded Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia and organized the overthrow of the government in Libya.
Then they tried to overthrow the government in Syria, attacks the civilian populations of Pakistan and Yemen with drones and missiles, constantly threatens Iran with attack, unleashed the US and Israeli trained Georgian army on the Russian population of South Ossetia, and now threatens Russia with sanctions for standing up for Russians and Russian strategic interests.
Russia sent a few more troops to join those at its Black Sea base in view of the violent anti-Russian statements and actions emanating from Kiev.
A band of ultra-nationalist thugs is the last thing the European Union wants or needs as a member state.
The neoconservative clique that has dominated the US government since the Clinton regime is heavily Jewish, many of whom are dual Israeli/US citizens.
Edward Dolinsky, head of an umbrella organization of Ukrainian Jews, described the situation for Ukrainian Jews as “dire” and requested Israel’s help.
And Paul Craig Roberts continues with these thoughts.
These provinces are agitating to be returned to Mother Russia where they certainly belong.
The neoconservatives are insane.
They believe that nuclear war can be won, and that the US has the advantage to destroy Russia in a first strike.
Yes, I know. I have readers who have escaped The Matrix. But the majority of the American population is lost.
Image: Alexey Nikolsky/Presidential Press Service, via Reuters
I Don’t Think So.
And, tensions remained high in Crimea.
On Wednesday, March 5th, troops loyal to Russia fired several warning shots into the air to ward off 300 protesting Ukrainian soldiers at the Belbek Air Base.
And some 16,000 Russian troops were guarding the peninsula's ferry, military bases and border posts.
Meanwhile, in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol, the Russian navy opted not to make good on their threat to take over two of their warships.
Then, as President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry threatened to 'isolate Russia' it is a sure bet that European ministers will resist any sanctions, much less trade sanctions.
First, let's go back to the month of February when transiting Mercury was retrograde and when events turned violent with snipers shooting at Ukrainian police and bystanders were killed in central Kiev:
It appears that officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) who were loyal to the ousted President Viktor Yanukovich apparently hacked into the phones of the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urmas Paet and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton.
Then they subsequently leaked their conversation to the Internet.
The leaders chosen to run the Ukrainian districts have a 'dirty past,' says Mr. Paet.
This, as U.S. Secretary John Kerry rolled into Kiev on Wednesday, March 5th with $1 billion dollars and roses.
It comes in at 8:35 in the conversation below:
Mr. Eliasson said that when he refused, they surrounded his car and threatened him, but he was allowed to enter a cafe and call Mr. Eliasson. The identities of the gunmen were not clear.
'The Facts On Crimea'
The 1997 deal allows the Russian navy to have up to 25,000 troops, 24 artillery systems with a caliber smaller than 100 mm, 132 armored vehicles, and 22 military planes on Ukrainian territory.
‘A Dying Establishment of Cold War Warriors’
They continue to act out in the ways of the late 20th century without a clue as to the implications for the future as they attempt to wrestle control from a region that has historically been Russian.
They will continue to want to pursue mediation, as well as to observe the situation in Ukraine. Many will have chosen to resist any kind of sanctions against Russia that seeks to isolate them.
Oil and gas prices briefly rose sharply early March on fear of supply disruptions through Ukraine, which account for about half of Russian flows.
‘Here’s Proof of What I Mean’
“The document said Britain should "not support, for now, trade sanctions … or close London's financial centre to Russians.”
Like other EU countries, and especially Germany, which obtains almost 40% of its gas and oil from Russia, the document said that the UK is reluctant to adopt measures that could damage its still fragile economic recovery.
This is what Putin agreed to.
‘Digging in At Crimea?’
The soldiers were reported to be Russian-speaking, driving vehicles with Russian number plates, but refused to confirm their identity.
Residents of the neighboring port town Nikolayev reported Russian troops had arrived overnight.
It intensified western fears that Moscow will send further soldiers beyond Russian-speaking Crimea into eastern Ukraine.
Russia's Interfax news agency reported that Russian fighter jets twice flew over Ukraine's air space over the Black Sea during that night on March 3rd.
It said Ukraine's air force had scrambled a Sukhoi Su-27 interceptor aircraft and prevented any "provocative actions."
A statement from the guard spokesperson said that Russian ships had also been moving in and around the city of Sevastopol, where the Russian Black Sea fleet has a base, and that Russian forces had blocked cell and telephone services in some areas.
While the alarm was high in early March, there is also relief in western capitals that the crisis has not yet turned into a shooting war.
Image: Alexander Khudoteply/ AFP
Now, can you see how all this is shaping up for April’s total lunar eclipse over the United States and the Grand Cardinal Cross that extends into May and part of June 2014?
As a result of the March 18, 2014 Treaty that was signed between Russia and Crimea, the Russian Federation will extend control over the Black Sea.
This includes the Sea of Azov and the western coastline that borders on Eastern Ukraine and the Donesk region.
Under the agreement between Russia and Crimea announced by president Putin, two “constituent regions” of Crimea will join the Russian Federation: the “Republic of Crimea” and the “City of Sevastopol.”
Both will have the status of “autonomous regions."
The naval base is not within Ukraine under a lease agreement. Moreover, Crimea’s territorial waters now belong to the Russian Federation.
The Eastern part of Crimea, including the Kerch straits, are now under Russia’s jurisdiction control.
On the Eastern side of the Kerch straits is Russia’s Krasnodar region and extending southwards are the port cities of Novorossiysk and Sochi.
Historically, the Kerch straits have played a strategic role.
They constitute a gateway from the Black Sea to Russia’s major waterways including the Don and the Volga.
During World War II, the Kerch peninsula occupied by Nazi Germany (taken back by the Red Army) was an important point of transit by land and water.
In the coldest months of winter, it became an ice bridge linking Crimea to the Krasnodar region.
The Kerch straits are about 5 kilometers in length and 4.5 kilometers wide at the narrowest point between the tip of Eastern Crimea and the peninsula of Taman.
Kerch is a major commercial port linked to railway, ferry and river routes.
The Ukrainian authorities are no longer in control of the port of Kerch.
The bilateral agreement between Russia and Ukraine governing the maritime route through the Kerch straights has been scrapped.
The Sea of Azov connects with the Don River and the Volga, through the Volga Don Canal. In turn, the Volga flows into the Caspian sea.
This agreement was a followup to an initial agreement signed in April 2010 between the two governments.
Crimea’s union to Russia was already in the pipeline prior to the referendum, it was a fait accompli.
Less than two weeks before the March 16th Referendum, at the height of the crisis in Ukraine, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered the state-road building corporation Avtodor, or “Russian Highways” “to create a subsidiary company that will oversee the building of a bridge across the Kerch Strait."
The Kerchen straits are within Russian territorial waters on both sides of the straits.
Municipal and local levels citizens’ committees are challenging the authority of Kiev appointed officials.
The referendum, however, does not focus on a union with Russia.
Rather, it is to unseat the US-EU sponsored government in Kiev, which is considered illegal.
It also challenges the adoption by the new government of the neoliberal economic reforms, which are slated to be adopted under the helm of the IMF.
Additionally, activists asked to deploy Russian peacekeepers to Kharkov region, adding that they fear for their lives and property.
The activists broke into the building, took out books and nationalist symbols and burnt them.
The poll raised questions of trust in the authorities in Kiev, the possibility of joining the Customs Union following the federalization of Ukraine.
“Do you support reduction of social benefits and cancellation of benefits at the request of the IMF?”
The Cardinal Crisis
These X-Events had potent long-term global significance that often occurred during the second decade at the start each century.
Many of these game changing historical events often occurred in the middle part of the decade, and correlated to events such as the rise and fall of empires, the military invasions, revolts and social revolutions, political power-struggles unexpected outcomes, religious conflicts, and and the outbreak of major wars to name a few.
Below you will find a list of respective “X-Events” and their respective horoscopes with description:
The Visigoths Sack Rome for the first time in over nearly 800 years since 390 BC. This event signified the rapid collapse of the Western Roman Empire and the beginning of the “Dark Age” in Europe.
It was founded by the Li family, who seized power during the decline and collapse of the Sui Empire. The Tang Dynasty is generally regarded as a high point in Chinese civilization.
Early Middle Age: 30 August 711
Muslims, Arabs and Berbers, under Tariq Ibn Zeyad Tarik, invade the Iberian Peninsula, taking the Visigoth Kingdom of Christian Iberia (modern day Spain and Portugal).
Early Middle Age – 28 January 814 - Death of Charlemagne
Charlemagne united most of Western Europe for the first time since the Roman Empire. His rule spurred the Carolingian Renaissance a period of cultural and intellectual activity within the Catholic Church.
Both the French and German monarchies considered their kingdoms to be descendants of Charlemagne’s empire.
Charlemagne’s death signified the beginning of the end of the Carolingian Renaissance, and the splitting of his vast empire that laid the foundation for the Kingdom of France and the modern state of Germany.
Holy Roman Empire - 30 November 912
The Kingdom of Germany developed out of the eastern half of the former Carolingian Empire. Otto the Great, was the founder of the Holy Roman Empire, reigning as the German King from 936 until his death in 973.
High Middle Age - 17 June 1013
In summer 1013, Sweyn Forkbeard, the Viking King of Denmark, successfully launches a successful invasion of England.
On December 25th, Sweyn is proclaimed King of all England in London, forcing the English King Æthelred the Unready, to flee to Normandy.
High Middle Age -3 April 1119 - Knights Templar
The English army defeats a numerically superior French army in 1415.
The Battle of Agincourt was one of the greatest military upsets in medieval history and a major English victory in the Hundred Years War.
The battle is notable for the use of the English longbow, and is also the centerpiece of the play Henry V, by William Shakespeare.
High Renaissance: 31 October 1517
The enlightened Congress of Vienna took place in 1815, following the defeat of Napoleon and heralded a century of relative stability across Europe.
Uranus and Pluto will make another 90 degree alignment on April 21, 2014.
This is the fifth of seven successive squares which began in June 24th, 2012 and will occur again December 15th, 2014, until makes its final alignment on March 16, 2015.
"The current seven exact squares in the early to mid-Twenty-Tens is about major generational change between [the generational] establishments, where values and principals clash against old, outdated methodologies/ideologies, in favor of fresh reforms and sometimes radical evolution into an emerging new world era."
During this period, Central Banks worldwide continued to accelerate their Quantitative Easing – digital money printing – to prop up the Bond and Equity markets as global GDP growth stalled and capital generation in nearly every G20 nation fell sharply.
The Grand Cardinal Square 15 April 2014
The Uranus-Pluto alignment in the Spring of 2014 with Mars stationed retrograde March 1st then turning direct on May 19-20 will amplify the archetypal planetary dynamics.
Mars acts as an 'agent provocateur' on the world-stage as it takes part in the Grand Cardinal Cross alignment with Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto.
The Grand Cardinal Cross represents not only the build up, but the sudden, dramatic upheaval and major reversal of power of oligarchical rule.
Usually change within the collective is gradual, allowing time for the masses to integrate and adapt to new archetypal energies that are unfolding, but sometimes it is quick and explosive.
Thus the Cardinal Grand Cross signifies that civilization has arrived at a crucial “tipping point”, where unsustainable and untenable systems of government throughout the globe – including the United States, will be shaken to the core and begin to breakdown.
Chris Hedges, American journalist specializing in American politics and society explains it best as to why it has taken so long for people to come to terms that nearly all forms of governance is about maximizing corporate profit at the expense its citizenry, when he states:
“The inability to grasp the pathology of our oligarchic rulers is one of our gravest faults.
We have been blinded to the depravity of our ruling elite by the relentless propaganda of public relations firms that work on behalf of corporations and the rich.”
Scholar, author, cultural historian Richard Tarnas has stated that the period during Uranus-Pluto alignments correlated with “widespread radical and political social change and often destructive upheaval, massive empowerment of revolutionary and rebellious impulses and intensified artistic and intellectual creativity.”
Also, “unusually rapid technological advance, an underlying spirit of restless experiment, drive for innovation, urge for freedom in many realms, revolt against oppression, embrace of radical political philosophies, and intensified collective will to bring forth a new world.”
Uranus-Pluto Opposition (September 19, 1792 – July 4, 1794)
The French Revolution
United States in Deep Recession From the 1819 Panic
The Greek War of Independence
Great Sioux War of 1876
Boxer Rebellion in China
1960s' Counter Culture Revolution
“Occupy All Street”
Based on previous Uranus-Pluto alignments, in the spring of 2014 we can expect an intensified awakening and galvanization of counter-cultural activity, increase drive for personal freedom, and a re-awakening of movements in many conservative risk-adverse cultures.
Since the beginning of 2014, we have been witnessing the continued intensification and acceleration of social and political breakdown among many nations throughout the globe.
This is due to a weakening economic environment of bankruptcy, monetary debasement, high unemployment/underemployment rates, large scale demonstrations, nationwide strikes and riots in major cities.
It is leading to increasing polarization and political partisanship with governments taking measures against its own citizenry. It will ultimately lead to a radical reconfiguration of the monetary system and global power structure between now and 2020.
There have been the now-historic revolts in Egypt, Libya, Syria, and other Middle East and North African (MENA) states.
Iraq is once again disintegrating after a decade of American “nation-building.”
Greece and Spain are falling apart.
Italy is on the verge of collapsing but hasn’t yet.
France is in a deep recession and its falling into bankruptcy and the United Kingdom is also in a protracted recession that continues to intensify like France, but has the additional burden of an over-populated and volatile underemployed multi-ethnic mix in its major cities.
Below is the Blackbox Rating Hit List of the Grand Cardinal Square to G20 Nations Horoscopes
(Red Indicates Stressed)
It is an initiative to construct a catalog of human societal-scale behavior and beliefs across all countries of the world over the last two centuries down to the city level.
Then look at Gdelt 2010
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GDELT – 2011
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GDELT – 2012
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GDELT – 2013
Mundane List of Social & Political Revolutions from 2010 – 2014:
§ 2010: Riots in Bangkok by the National United Front of Democracy Against Dictatorship.
§ 2010: Second Kyrgyz Revolution leads to the ousting of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev.
§ 2010–2012: Greek protests against austerity measures.
§ 2010–2012: Arab Spring:
§ The Tunisian revolution forces President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to resign and flee the country, and sets free elections.
§ The 2011 Egyptian revolution brings down the regime of President Hosni Mubarak.
§ In the Libyan civil war rebel forces gradually take control of the country, and kill the leader Muammar Gaddafi.
§ Post-civil war violence in Libya (ongoing)
§ Syrian civil war (ongoing)
§ 2010–2012 Algerian protests
§ Bahraini uprising (ongoing)
§ 2011 Iraqi protests
§ 2011 Jordanian protests
§ 2011–2012 Moroccan protests
§ 2011 Omani protests
§ The 2011 Yemeni revolution leads to the eventual resignation of Ali Abdullah Saleh as President of Yemen.
§ 2011–2012 Iranian protests
§ 2011–2013 Spanish protests
§ 2011-2012 Maldives political crisis: Public protests and police mutiny lead to resignation of President Mohammed Nasheed
§ 2012 Tuareg rebellion
§ Central African Republic conflict (2012–present)–François Bozizé, president of the Central African Republic, is overthrown by the rebel coalition Seleka, led by Michel Djotodia.
§ 2013 Eritrean Army mutiny
§ 2013–14 Tunisian protests against the Ennahda-led government.
§ 2013 protests in Turkey
§ 2013 protests in Brazil
§ Egyptian Revolution of 2013 and subsequent coup d’état which ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
§ Aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup d’état involves protests and sit-ins currently facing crackdown by authorities in support of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.
§ 2013 South Sudanese political crisis
§ 2014 Ukrainian Revolution
§ 2014 unrest in Bosnia and Herzegovina
§ 2014 Protests in Venezuela
So, as mundane astrologer William Stickevers has so eloquently outlined and explained, our world is now in the midst of historic and revolutionary changes in this cardinal crisis decade.
The Grand Cardinal Cross of 2014 is the beginning of a new era that shall carry the world through the Twenty-Tens and into the Twenty-Twenties.
Mundane Astrology seeks to avert disasters by means of celestial knowledge of future planetary and stellar configurations relative to the Earth and their impacts on the nations and populations of the world.
How we are to create a healthy era in this early 21st century - one that seeks to reduce conflicts, waste, destruction and loss of lives - depends on each and every one of you.
~ Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci