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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

THE CARDINAL CLIMAX: Global Coronavirus Crisis & Major Solar/Planetary Transits Causing Historic Events

The Cardinal Climax
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Global Coronavirus Crisis: 'Major Planetary Transits Causing Historic Events'

Into the Decade of the 2020s

by Theodore White, mundane Astrolog. sci

We are living in changing times. As I have long forecasted leading up to the start of the decade of the 2020s the world is on the verge of an new era.

The recent January conjunction of Saturn and Pluto in the constellation of Pavo the Peacock has sparked the most recent global emergency of the Wuhan, China coronavirus that has spread around the globe. 

The 'Cardinal Climax' Years of 2017 to 2020 is reference to my forecast that the last years of the decade of the Twenty-Tens would be discordant and if anyone has been witnessing the world's headlines - then you will know that it is indeed true. 

The conjunctions of the transpersonal planets Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in tropical Capricorn and sidereal Sagittarius has touched on a significant crossroads for the Earth. 

There are major cultural, economic, demographic, generational, political and social events taking place nearly simultaneously as the new decade of the 2020s gets underway. 

It calls for major adjustments and changes in the lives of hundreds of millions of people worldwide.

The Sun's Grand Minimum is here to stay through the 2020s, 2030s and 2040s into the early 2050s.

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It is very serious business as the cooling of the Earth with the irregularity of seasons; changes in climate with reduced ultraviolet rays and sunlight,; the increased cloud cover along with heavier amounts of precipitation of rain and snow means that the quiescent Sun - as it affects the climate and weather of the entire Earth with a wide spectrum of effects - also includes the spread of disease from active pathogens.

For instance,

The emergence of the Wuhan, China coronavirus - also called SARS2 - or COVID-19 - has wreaked cultural, economic, political and social havoc throughout the globe since December 2019 and continues to do so in March 2020.

Image: South Korean soldiers spray disinfectants inside an apartment complex which is under cohort isolation after mass infection of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Daegu
Monday, March 9, 2020 - South Korean soldiers spray disinfectants inside an apartment complex that is under isolation from the deadly coronavirus in Daegu, South Korea.

The new coronavirus spreads in a similar way to influenza and does so via respiratory droplets where it can cause similar symptoms and complications. 

But while the flu is well understood and predictable - there are many unknowns about the novel virus that causes COVID-19. 

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Microscopic colorized image of the Wuhan coronavirus known as COVID-19

This particular coronavirus - COVID-19 - has only been known to scientists since the end of December 2019.

Even by the month of March,  it remains unclear to scientists whether COVID-19 will follow a seasonal pattern like the flu.

Influenza - a Latin word originating from Astrology - is caused by the spread of coronaviruses which is a seasonal viral pathogen that thrives in cold climate conditions. 

The new solar year of 2020 begins officially on March 19-20 - the Vernal Equinox point of 0-degrees tropical Aries in the northern hemisphere. 

And with it usually comes warming temperatures, rising humidity and very importantly - more sunlight - the very things coronaviruses do not like.

Warmer weather makes the coronavirus pathogen less stable and so less transmissible as it loses its potency.

Graphic showing symptoms of coronavirus

Still, the elderly especially must be extra vigilant throughout March into April and not travel or spend time in public places due to their sensitive susceptibility to the coronavirus.

However, the improving and warming weather will help reduce transmissibility of the coronavirus to the point where the weather will eventiually break its chain of transmission in the northern hemisphere. 

By the third week of April and into May 2020, I expect the virus to still be active, but its R-Nought rate will have significantly reduced so that public health departments across the northern hemisphere will be able to get a handle on it.

However, the southern hemisphere is approaching their cooler fall season by mid-March and will need to be vigilant all into their winter season later this year to protect against the spread of the novel coronavirus in that hemisphere.

Because the coronavirus is new, there is no immunity against it. Unlike the flu, there is no proven treatment or vaccine. 

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The mortality rate for the flu is around 0.1 percent. 

Young children and the elderly, as well as people with compromised immune systems, are most at risk for serious complications. 

The mortality rate for the new coronavirus likely won't be known for years. 

The World Health Organization said that around 3 percent of people who have gotten sick from the virus have died, but this number is likely to change. 

Risk for severe complications from the coronavirus increases with age.


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Global stocks plummeted on Monday, March 9th as investors braced for more financial fallout from the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic - with a shocking all-out oil price war among Saudi Arabia and Russia adding to worldwide anxiety.

Wall Street in New York City suffered its worst day March 9th since the Financial Crisis of 2008 as the Dow Jones Index fell more than 2,000 points by the closing bell. 

London's FTSE 100 plunged to a three-year low after oil prices cratered by 30 percent overnight.

Meanwhile, in Wuhan China - where the coronavirus began in autumn 2019 - President Xi Jinping visited the virus epicenter on March 10th for the first time since cases of the then-unidentified respiratory illness emerged in the city of Wuhan in December.

China's President Xi visits Wuhan, China on Tuesday, March 10th.

The visit came as people gradually began to return to work in other parts of China while the virus spreads to most of the world, seriously impacting travel, markets and the global economy. 

He is expected to inspect epidemic prevention and control work and visit medical workers, community volunteers, patients and others on the front lines.

Xi Jinping

Xi arrived in Wuhan on March 10th to “inspect the prevention and control work of the the coronavirus,” according to state news agency Xinhua, and will visit medical workers, military commanders, community workers, police officers, grassroots officials, volunteers, and local residents. He also visited Huoshenshan - one of the hospitals that was rapidly constructed to tackle the outbreak - but only spoke to doctors, staff and patients at a distance, via a closed-closed-cicuit monitor screen.

The disease's spread in China cast scrutiny on Xi’s leadership, as he was conspicuously absent from the public eye during the early days of the crisis. 

Initial failures to react quickly were pegged on municipal and provincial-level officials who have since been replaced.

State media reported Xi arrived in the morning in Wuhan, which has been under lockdown along with several nearby cities since late January in a disease-containment measure. 

The city has the bulk of the country’s more than 80,000 confirmed cases, and authorities sent thousands of medical workers and built several prefabricated isolation wards to deal with its mass of COVID-19 patients.

In Europe, the nation of Italy is completely closed off to the world. 

That's because Italian Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte announced on March 9th that the containment measures introduced in Italy for the Lombardy region in the country's north would be applied to the whole nation. 

More than 9,000 people have been confirmed to have the virus in Italy so far; while Germany and Spain also saw spikes in the number of coronavirus cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the threat of a pandemic is "very real"

The nation of Canada has confirmed the first death related to the virus - an elderly male patient in a care home in Vancouver, British Columbia.

In France, Culture Minister Franck Riester has become the first member of the government to be infected with the virus. His team said he had spent several days of the past week in parliament, where a number of other cases have been confirmed.

Cleaning staff uses disinfectants to clean a train of the Romanian Railway Service, in Bucharest, Romania on February 26, ...

A woman sprays a Romanian train with disinfectant.

The Italian government has announced the extraordinary measures to contain the coronavirus.
when Conte declared the entire country as a "red zone" - meaning that people should stay home - except for vital work and emergencies.

The move expands the emergency measures already in place in northern Italy, which is where most of the more than 9,000 confirmed cases are.

As of March 9th at least 463 coronavirus-related deaths have been reported through the country.

In a televised address, Conte said the rising number of cases and people being hospitalized required introducing even more drastic measures than those taken earlier. 

By Sunday, nearly a quarter of Italy's population had been placed on lockdown as the government moved to contain the respiratory virus in the north, including all of Lombardi and 14 provinces.

A tourist wearing a mask sits at the tables of a restaurant in front of the Colosseum, in Rome, Italy, 9 March 2020.

Some 16 million people - a quarter of Italy's population - are under strict quarantine measures.

Conte's speech was short on details but it served as a rallying cry for the nation to cooperate with officials and follow the restrictions in place. 

"No more nightlife; we can't allow this anymore since they are occasions for contagion," Conte said.

The restrictions are similar to those earlier applied to the worst affected Lombardy region, and 14 other provinces. 

Cases of coronavirus in Europe

Conte urged people to take precautions to safeguard their health and he introduced a new slogan for citizens to live by: "I am staying home. Italy is a protected zone."

Italy has pledged $8.5 billion to help the economy weather the emergency.

The Rome region has ordered quarantine for all those arriving who've been in outbreak areas in the last two weeks. Violaters face three months in prison. 

Speaking of Italy's prisons, 

Relatives of inmates protest as law enforcement officers stand outside the Rebibbia prison in Rome, where a riot earlier broke out, 9 March 2020
Relatives of inmates at the Rebibbia prison in Rome protest at being denied entry.

Earlier on Monday, seven inmates died amid riots at prisons across the country after authorities suspended all visits as part of attempts to control the spread of the disease.

The trouble began in the northern city of Modena at the Sant'Anna prison.

It is thought that at least two of the dead lost their lives to drug overdoses after they raided a prison hospital for the heroin substitute methadone.

At least six people were killed at a prison in Italy's Modena as inmates' relatives protest outside over coronavirus measures, 9 March 2020
At San Vittore prison in Milan, detainees set fire to a cell block, then climbed onto the roof through windows and started waving banners, officials said.

At a prison in the southern city of Foggia, dozens of inmates broke out of the building during protests. Many were quickly recaptured, Italy's Ansa news agency reported. Nine are still missing.

There were also riots at other prisons in northern Italy and at facilities in Naples and Rome.

The Wuhan coronavirus has caused at least 80+ nations worldwide to re-evaluate their procedures when it comes to dealing with a public major health crisis.

The number of infections worldwide is now more than 111,000, with about 3,890 deaths.

Everyone arriving in the nation of Israel will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The nation of Iran has reported 43 new deaths related to the disease in the past 24 hours.

At least 237 people have died and 7,161 have been infected across Iran since mid-February - although according to my count the true figures are believed to be far higher.

China, which has recorded the highest number of fatalities, reported just 40 new cases of Covid-19, the lowest since 20 January.

Although this indicates that the spread there is slowing, senior officials warned against reducing vigilance.

Cases of coronavirus outside China

This crisis is caused by a combination of poor climate/weather conditions along with very bad hygienic conditions in China which added to the planetary transits of winter 2019-2020 in the northern hemisphere as made for quite the mess globally.

Let's sample just several of the significant happenings during the SuperMoon week of March 9-13th around the coronavirus:

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China Reports 17 More Deaths As Total Deaths on Mainland Now 3,136

China reported an additional 17 deaths on Tuesday, March 10th - all of which were in Hubei Province, from the coronavirus illness COVID-19 Tuesday morning. 

That brings the number of people who have died in mainland China to 3,136.

The number of confirmed cases rose by 19 - bringing the total cases that have been confirmed overall to 80,754 - according to China’s National Health Commission.

Infected Cruise ship 'Grand Princess' docks in Oakland, California

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A cruise ship - the Grand Princess - carrying thousands of people who were stranded for days due to a coronavirus outbreak has docked at the port of Oakland, near San Francisco on March 9th.

Passengers aboard the virus-hit cruise liner in California have begun disembarking after being kept off the coast of San Francisco for five days.

Nineteen crew members and two passengers on the Grand Princess have tested positive for Covid-19. 

The cruise ship, carrying 3,500 passengers an crew from 54 countries, docked in Oakland late Monday, March 9th.

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Cruise ships are feared to be fertile breeding grounds for the Covid-19 virus.

There were more than 700 cases and six linked deaths on the Diamond Princess, which was held off Japan last month.

The US has reported more than 607 coronavirus cases and 24 deaths. President Donald Trump said it had "blindsided" the world.

Cases of the virus have been recorded in 34 states plus Washington D.C. 

GOP House member who was with Trump on Air Force One also self-quarantining
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Some American politicians - including President Trump's newly appointed chief of staff Mark Meadows - are self-isolating themselves after coming into contact with an individual who has tested positive for the coronavirus. 

Florida representative Matt Gaetz is also now self-quarantining and closing his Washington, D.C., office after learning on Monday, March 9th that he was exposed to a patient with coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference in late February.

Gaetz, who wore a gas mask on the House floor during the vote on the coronavirus emergency spending bill last week, was on Air Force One with President Donald Trump on March 9th.

The list of members known to be self-quarantining include Gaetz, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Republican Reps. Paul Gosar of Arizona and Doug Collins of Georgia, along with Democratic Representative Julia Brownley of California.

12 Houston-area coronavirus cases linked to Egypt cruise

Another recent traveler on an Egypt cruise ship tested positive for the new coronavirus in Harris County, Texas on Sunday, March 8th.

The Houston, Texas area now has 12 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with six cases each in Harris and Fort Bend counties. 

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Friday that at least 17 people in the area recently returned from a group trip to Egypt, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The statuses of the other travelers remain unknown.

The newest cruise ship passenger to test positive for COVID-19 "is a female, between 60-70 years old, and is from the unincorporated area of Northwest Harris County," according to the Sunday release. She has been quarantined and is being monitored by Harris County Public Health.

Harris County Public Health, the Houston Health Department, and Fort Bend County Health and Human Services asked that "any local residents who recently traveled to Egypt and/or took a Nile River cruise to immediately self-quarantine for 14 days and contact their local health department."

A man in Fort Bend County was the first of the group to test positive on Much 5th.

Until March 9th all the Egypt travelers made up all of Texas' positive COVID-19 cases, outside of the 11 confirmed cases for evacuees who were repatriated and held at San Antonio Lackland Air Force Base. 

On that same day, Monday, March 9th, a man in Collin County also tested positive for the respiratory virus. 

He is thought to have caught it while traveling in California, making him the first in the state o Texas to have contracted it domestically.

At least 26 Americans on another cruise ship are being quarantined in the Egyptian city of Luxor, and at least three are suspected of testing positive.

The U.S. Department of State released another travel advisory in response to the spread of the new coronavirus on multiple cruise ships from which Americans have had to be repatriated.

"U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship," the release reads. "CDC notes increased risk of infection of COVID-19 in a cruise ship environment."

While U.S. citizens from ships like the Diamond Princess, the Grand Princess and others have been repatriated, "flights should not be relied upon as an option for U.S. citizens under the potential risk of quarantine by local authorities," the release continued.

All of the Texas cases have so far been travel-related, and there is still no evidence of community spread in the state.

31 out of 35 patients at Life Care nursing home in Washington state test positive for coronavirus
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A long-term care facility in Washington state linked to multiple deaths in the coronavirus outbreak announced on March 9th that 31 out of 35 residents have tested positive for the virus, a Life Care official said.

Of the 35 current residents of Life Care in Kirkland who were tested, 31 were positive, three were inconclusive and one was negative. More testing will be done on the inconclusive cases, Life Care public information liaison Tim Killian said Monday evening. 

Those who tested positive will not immediately be moved to hospitals, he said. They will remain there unless symptoms become acute enough that outside hospitalization is required. 

Those testing negative will be moved to another wing, Killian said. Employees have not yet been tested and it’s possible they will be tested off site, but that has not been finalized, he said.

The facility is waiting on results for around 20 residents, he said, adding that every resident within the facility has been tested.

There have been 22 deaths in Washington state, with 20 of those in King County, according to the state's health department. 

Of the 20 deaths in King County, 19 deaths have been associated with Life Care but that statement does not say all those deaths were patients there. 

There have been 162 confirmed cases across Washington state as of March 10th.

California's Santa Clara County bans gatherings with more than 1,000 people

Santa Clara County public health officials, citing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases that could be community spread announced an order that bans gatherings of more than 1,000 people to be enforced for the rest of the month of March 2020.

The order does not apply to airports, offices, grocery stores or shopping malls. But it could affect the San Jose Sharks hockey team, which said in a statement Monday night that it was aware of the new guidelines and would adhere to them.

Florida declares state of emergency over coronavirus concerns

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday declared a state of emergency as the nation's leaders attempt to contain the spread of coronavirus. 

"I have issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency to establish a unified command structure and direct funds as necessary in response to #COVID19," DeSantis said.

As of March 10th, at least 13 people have tested positive for COVID-19 virus and two people have died from it in the state of Florida.

Ireland cancels St. Patrick's Day festivities over coronavirus concerns

St. Patrick's Day festivities in the Republic of Ireland have been canceled due to fears of the spread of the coronavirus.

The cancellations - including the National St. Patrick's Festival parade in Dublin - have come at the advice of health officials to help slow the spread of the virus, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said.

There have been a total of 19 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with coronavirus, in the Republic of Ireland.

"But I think it's really important to get across a very important fact; the vast majority of people who get COVID-19 in the next couple of weeks or couple of months will not do so because they attend a mass gathering, they will most likely pick it up in their own home from their family, or from interactions with friends and others."

City of Boston cancels annual St. Patrick’s Day parade

Following Ireland's lead, Mayor Marty Walsh announced on March 9th that the city of Boston would not hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day parade - set to take place in the city’s South Boston neighborhood March 15.

In a statement, Walsh said the event was being cancelled “out of an abundance of caution to ensure that we are doing what is needed to keep the residents of Boston safe and healthy.”

There were 41 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Massachusetts as of March 9-10th. 

The first St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston was held in 1737.

SXSW lets go third of staff after cancellation because of coronavirus

Organizers for the South by Southwest annual conference was suddenly cancelled by Austin, texas officials in the United States over coronavirus fears. Conference officials said on March 9th that they made one-third of its full-time staff redundant.

"Due to the City of Austin’s unprecedented and unexpected cancellation of the SXSW 2020 events in March, SXSW has been rigorously reviewing our operations, and we are in the unimaginable position of reducing our workforce. 

"Today we said goodbye to approximately one-third of our full-time staff," a spokesperson for South by Southwest, commonly known as SXSW, said.

"Those of us in the business of live events know the level of trust required to execute an event of SXSW’s scale, and we are deeply sad to let people go this soon. We are planning for the future and this was a necessary, but heartbreaking step," the spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, Austin's mayor declared a state of emergency, which resulted in the cancellation.


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Many of you who read my Astromet world forecasts will know that for a long time I have been predicting the arrival of global cooling and the Sun's Grand Minimum.

The quiescent Sun is causing many changes on our planet that will significantly alter and changes the lives of billions of people in the years and decades to come.

From heavy torrential rains, to anomalies of temperatures - along with extremes of weather, from drought conditions to sudden torrential rains in the same region causing major floods; irregular seasons; insect infestations; destruction of agricultural crops and lowering of crop yields; the rise and spread of diseases and pandemics.

The causes of all of this is the quiescent Sun and modulation of the outer planets - particularly Jupiter and Saturn, which activate the Sun in their orbits.

Now, this will go over the heads of those not familiar with solar and planetary celestial mechanics as they govern climate changes, but know that the vortical motion of aether is the first principle for thermodynamics of the universe.

However, the center of our Solar System is NOT the Sun. 

It is the dual core barycenter that is the center. It is located outside the Sun, when the southern magnetic pole of the Sun points through its north pole as is considered normal.

Our Sun vortically revolves around the Barycenter of the solar system. 

It is the cause of the Sun exchanging angular momentum with Jupiter, but also Saturn, and then also to that of the two other gas planetary giants, Uranus and Neptune.

The invariable plane represents the angular momentum of the solar system, and it is approximately the orbital plane of Jupiter, which acts as a kind of 'helm' to all the other planets in our solar system.

When the barycenter starts to move into the Sun, then the Sun's magnetic pole begins to flip, and becomes fully flipped when the barycenter has entered into the Sun. 

That is the cause of the magnetic reversals of the Sun.

This is essential to understand how the entire solar system functions along with the Sun and the planets on the Earth's climate and weather.

And after barycenter has stayed inside, or near the Sun for half the integral solar cycle (solar magnetic activity cycle) for 11 years with it magnetic pole reversed, it then gradually slips outside or further away from the center of the Sun. 

So what happens is that the magnetic pole of the Sun begins to flip again and gradually reverts back to its normal polarity when the barycenter has moved outside of the Sun.

Our Sun is impelled by its own spheroidal unisonal vortex that precesses in a two-axis spin.

The consolidating vortical motion on the Sun will then cause the Sun to isotropically radiate charged particles by the reactive centrifugal forces of its manifested vortices. 

Isotropic vortical spin fusion of the aetheric vortex weaves as matter and it is the causality for vortical spin radiation in harmonics of various wavelengths.

Based on this unisonal vortex mechanism, the reactive centrifugal force from vortical motion of photosphere as a result of precession effects vortical spins and charges solar particles. 

So, with the pushing of angular momentum, the charged particles of protons and electrons are ejected with reactive centrifugal force that is the solar wind. 

Vortical motion is the first principle for the mechanisms of how our Sun and solar system operates, but heat is merely an effect.

In precession cycles, the Sun in barycenter motion exchanges angular momentum in the spheroidal unisonal vortex, which vortically moves in and out of the stellar vortex center while at the same time revolving around it.

The dual core barycenter of our solar system includes the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn.

Now, for years I have been saying this on various climate and weather boards, with some derision and laughter from the ignorant who presume by their derision that the Earth is flat, that the Sun is insignificant to climate change and that there are no forces from other planetary bodies (all the time dismissing the effects of the Earth's moon, which they grumpily acknowledge.)

It is impossible for them to think outside their own tiny box, which is why they whine and rant on about CO2 and anthropogenic global warming, which is a myth from start to finish. It violates all the laws of physics and thermodynamics.

Anyway, our Sun revolves around the barycenter with a full integral cycle of approximately 20 years and is manifested by all planets in our solar system, but primarily is dominated by the activity of the Sun itself.

The trouble with conventional climatologists and those spouting the impossibility of 'man-made global warming' is that they are far behind in applying the rule: astrophysical causes = geophysical effects.

That is why they cannot forecast. 

They do not follow the principle that local physical laws are determined by the large-scale structure of the universe in general and the physical laws of our solar system and own planet in particular.

Now, conventional knowledge says, quite incorrectly, that the effects of tidal force acting on what they see as a *static Sun* caused by the gravity of Jupiter are "minuscule," and that it apparently has no significant effect on the Sun to be of any concern at all. That's a fixed position that does not support the facts.

At present, in the early 21st century, it is a fact that the Newtonian model for the solar system does not factor in the precessional effect on the mass of charged particles encapsulated in the Heliosphere that wobbles and is approximately 18 trillion times the volume of the Sun. 

This proves that the actual barycenter of our solar system is not a conventional barycentric coordinate, which was calculated without considering the mass of those revolving charged particles that propagate in spiral motion at an average velocity of 400-500 km per second away from the Sun that fills the entire heliosphere.

For instance, the volume of the Sun is ~1.412×10^18 cubic km, and the mass of the Sun is ~1.9891×10^30 kg. 

The Sun's heliosphere has an approximate radius of 122 astronomical units and the density of the Solar Wind is 4.0 atoms per cubic centimeter with the mass of a proton at ~1.6726×10^-27 kg.

So, it's a very tenuous calculation with omission errors to ascertain the total mass of supersonic protons in the heliosphere which is roughly 1.70x10^20 kg. 

However, that could have a significant precessional effect on our Solar System as the overall angular momentum of ~7.67x10^28 kg m s^-1 with its 450 km average velocity is not as "miniscule" an effect as the deniers claim.

If one considers an upper limit for the density of the solar wind, say, at 7.0 atoms per cubic centimeter as shown by solar wind research; then the potential mass effect of protons in the heliosphere is approximately 6.75% of the Sun's mass. 

Moreover, knowing the dragging effect by all other objects in our solar system besides that of the Sun, Jupiter and Saturn, then that is the catalyst of the drag that alters the 20-year cycle of Sun-Jupiter-Saturn to a 22-year solar cycle for the Barycenter and Sun.

If the Sun intercepts the barycenter at higher latitude, farther away from its invariable plane, then that shows up as asymmetrical magnetic reversal. 

Conventional climatologists have been miffed by the asymmetrical magnetic reversals of the Sun. 

However,  I am not, that is because it happens when the Sun intercepts the barycenter of the solar system at the higher latitude of the Sun.

In the rare instances when our Earth enters a barycenter, it would then cause the Earth's magnetic field to be twisted and flipped, then twisted again, then the magnetic field gradually reverts back to normal when Earth has moved out of the barycenter.

The Solar System with all its objects by stellar vortex spins (movement) is primarily precessing in its two-axis spin. The precession effect intensity of the stellar vortex interacting with the Sun, would cyclically strengthen, or weaken depending on the arrangement of the objects in our solar system, planetary bodies, moons, etc.

From an astronomic forecasting perspective, our Sun's solar maximums are caused by the combined precessional effects and especially the strengthened tidal forces of the alignments of Jupiter, Saturn and Sun with the barycenter at their inferior conjunctions.

It is similar to the Earth's spring tides that cause higher sea levels by combined forces of an aligned Earth, the Moon and the Sun in luni-solar configurations, or the neap tides featuring lower sea levels on Earth when the position of Moon at quarter phases is approximately perpendicular to the alignment of Earth and Sun.

So the solar maximums of the Sun's cycle is caused by the maximum combined precession effect of Jupiter, the Sun and the barycenter.

Also, this phenomenon happens when the position of Saturn is perpendicular to the alignment of the Jupiter, Sun and the barycenter with weakened tidal forces.

A strong precessional cycle that affects the barycenter motion of the solar system is caused by the near ratio orbital resonance of Jupiter and Saturn. 

It takes about 59.3 years for both planets and the Sun to complete one longer cycle. Other significant precession cycles with longer orbital periods involve two other large planets - Uranus and Neptune.

The climate periods of the Sun's lowered output, like the Sporer Minimum, the Maunder Minimum and Dalton Minimum, coincided with extremely cold climates on Earth. 

Findings from isotope carbon-14 on Earth showed a lag with the Earth's temperature that correlated with solar activities.

The Little Ice Age had low solar output that resulted in cold climate minimas in 1650, 1770 and 1850. 

They all took place during superior conjunctions of Jupiter-Sun-Saturn alignments with all the other planets edging the Sun to positions that were nearest to their significant barycenters.

I did this work years ago, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Now, this was just as the 'man-made global warming' hype was gearing up after Al Gore & Company used the federal government for the United Nations scheme to make humanity the bad guy when it came to global warming.

It is the Sun stupid, was my answer. And, the planets and barycenter. Nothing has changed except we are now much closer to another era of global cooling.

Anyway, the thing is this. All that valuable time since then has been wasted in not preparing for global cooling - which many are going to come to know as true CLIMATE CHANGE.

By the time, say, between 2029-2031, we will have reached a deep solar minimum and it will have become very obvious to all that we are in a deep state of the climate change to global cooling. 

You all had better be ready too. It's going to become mighty cold, much wetter and powerfully stormier in many regions throughout the Earth soon enough; so enjoy these last remaining years of solar-forced global warming (which is good for the Earth) but know that solar-forced global warming is coming to an end.

We will have entered the dangerous climate of global cooling in 2017. It will be followed by the Sun's Grand Minimum soon after; just as the year 2020 nears and it will be a strong and deep solar minimum.

Understand this clearly so you can be prepared for what is about to happen to your climate and weather:

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And that is a strong quiescent Sun causing irregular seasons; increased worldwide cloud coverage that reduces sunlight and lowers temperatures along with a cooled and very active troposphere delivering ungodly amounts of precipitation from the atmosphere to the surface in the form of record torrential rain and heavy snowfall causing dangerous urban flash flooding and great rural floods.

You will experience unusual and sometimes very rapid drops in temperature (especially from average to extreme low temperatures) and powerful storms - all of this is on tap for the 2020s, 2030s, 2040s into the 2050s and will become the norm rather than the exception in the years and decades ahead.

That has long been my climate forecast and it is based on the activity of the Sun and barycenter as modulated by the planets in our solar system relative to our Earth.

There is no such thing as 'man-made climate change,' as that fiction is literally impossible according to the laws of physics and thermodynamics. 

Our Earth *lives* in space - and it is from space where all our climate and weather is forced. Remember that.

Knowing what I know, I truly respect the saying, 'Don't Mess With Mother Nature." And so should all of you. 

She gives her signs by means of variable mathematics and celestial mechanics, in the motions of the planets and the activity of the Sun.

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Saturn-Pluto World Geocentric Conjunction: January 12, 2020

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction is one of three (3) major planetary conjunctions in the year 2020 that includes:

Saturn-Pluto - January 12, 2020 - in tropical Capricorn
Jupiter-Pluto - Three conjunctions in 2020 - in Capricorn
Jupiter-Saturn - 21 December 2020 - 0-degrees tropical Aquarius

Astrologically, these conjunctions of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto mark the year 2020 as the true start of the 21st century.


The span of time from the Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 12, 2020 to the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of December 21, 2020 is bookended.

That is the time period to make major adjustments and changes in using those 11 months to close things in your life that are outmoded, outworn and outdated while simultaneously prepare to begin matters in your life that are new, fresher, positive and expansive.

After the new Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of December 21, 2020, that's your 'green light' and you are off to the races into the decade of the 2020s.

The year 2020 is an excellent time to make new starts in life as the waning previous conjunctions have been coming to an end since the year 2017 and continued through 2018 and 2019.

As a professional astrologer I have been advising clients to expect significant changes in 2020 and 2021 and therefore to use calendar year 2020 very well so as not to become distracted from the fact that a new era is indeed dawning.

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Now, this planetary synchronization into the new era - which opens with the decade of the 2020s - will call upon everyone to meditate and to think about making important changes that will affect careers, business, professional and personal lives for decades to come.

The new Saturn-Pluto conjunction ends the previous Saturn-Pluto conjunction that took place in Libra in the year 1982. 

Saturn-Pluto will meet in their new conjunction on January 12, 2020. This synod will last 33 years until another new Saturn-Pluto conjunction takes place in the year 2053.

This Saturn-Pluto conjunction opens the decades of the 2020s, 2030s and 2040s will last until the next new conjunction that will take place in the year 2053.

The January 12, 2020 Saturn-Pluto conjunction had been building in orb throughout 2019 as Saturn and Pluto made its extended approach toward conjunction by remaining within 5 degrees of one another for most of 2019.

The influences are 'transpersonal,' in that the effects can be observed in the wider society around you, but also sometimes impacting one's life personally as well.

There will be career changing and professional responsibilities that can have far-reaching consequences with a Saturn-Pluto conjunction.

The influences would be intensification of will power and the focus that is sometimes coupled with some sort of severe discipline taking place at the same time.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction usually brings about the end of old experiences in personal, professional, business and political affairs with the beginnings of new experiences as the personal reputation of individuals is dependant on his/her past performances and motivations.

The conjunction opens up a span of time that I have calculated will last to the year 2035 by a kind of waxing, or 'full moon-type phase' that is reach in that year.

This waxing phase is approximately 15 years (half of a single Saturn orbit around the Sun) so from the year 2020 to the year 2035 is excellent for anyone who is looking to build onto something new to achieve success.

After that, from the year 2035 to the year 2053 is the 'waning' phase of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction that began in January 2020.

This time, from 2020 to 2035 is favorable for self-improvement; for the improvement of business and professional activities; work efficiencies and professional methodologies. It is excellent for mathematical, scientific, as well as spiritual study and research.

It is also good for meditation and spiritual growth for self-development. For more advanced individuals, some may discover stimulation of latent clairvoyant falculties to the point of it changing their lives for the better.

A word of caution with the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, as some people, stupid as they can be, can become involved with governmental, political and/or professional secrecy that leads into corporate and political intrigues and power struggles that are bound to drain one's life force.

Sometimes during the first year of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction some people may have to deal with life/death issues as the death of someone of consequence to an individual may occur during the conjunction in 2020.

During the initial first 3-4 years after Saturn-Pluto's new conjunction,others may experience a sense of paranoia and/or feelings of danger if the conjunction afflicts their own natal horoscope or secondary progressions.

To see how the Saturn-Pluto conjunction affects you individually, have your horoscope analyzed to see how the configuration of both planets aspect your own personal natal and progressed positions and how to neutralize it.

So be very careful to perform due diligence when dealing with other people, groups and organizations who show any signs and/or ulterior motives with malefic intent and dishonesty when it comes to spiritual growth and positive human evolution.

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction also shows that individuals can be helped or hindered by vested interests and corporate monopolies in some way as there are likely to be professional and business involvements with insurance, inheritance, corporate finances and goods of the dead.

Business, ecological and professional issues will tend to be at the forefront during the first several years of the Saturn-Pluto new conjunction along with binding commitments and business responsibilities that can weigh heavily on individuals.

It is advised that one spread major responsibilities out so as to not become burned out later by having too many heavy demands placed on you at any one time.

Whatever you choose to do as the new decade of the 2020s opens in earnest will depend greatly on how you prudently and practically apply (Capricorn traits) throughout the solar year of 2020 when all these major planetary conjunctions occur.

That is why it is vital to meditate, to think and to seriously consider how to truly synchronize the 'new you' and your life path into a new decade in what is also about to become a new global era.


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The January 12, 2020 conjunction of Saturn-Pluto occurred against the constellation Pavo, the Peacock. Both planets are conjoined by one degree to the constellation's main alpha star 'Peacock' located at 23-degrees tropical Capricorn. 

Pavo, the Peacock, can be seen in the night skies just south of the constellation Sagittarius and the Southern Crown of Corona Australis. 

In ancient astrological mystery, it's starry tail rendered the Peacock sacred to Hera (Juno) who was called the immortal queen of the heavens and who, in classical antiquity, was an object of adjuration.

The peacock is called 'Pavo' which comes from the Latin word 'pavor,' that means' fear,' since the piercing cry of the peacock was known to produce fear in those who heard it. 

This Latin word, 'pavor' is related to the Latin 'pavere,' again, which means to fear, and the word 'pavid,' which also means 'exhibiting or experiencing fear'' extending from the Indo-European root of the word *pau' which translates 'to cut, strike and stamp.' 

Derivatives of the word include: 'putamen' (an outer layer) putative (supposed) account, to amputate, to compute, computer,' that is, to 'count' in numbers. 

It is connected also to the words depute, dispute, impute, repute, (these words originated from the Latin 'putare,' that is, to prune, to clean, to settle an account, 'to think over,' and 'to reflect.' 

The meeting of Saturn and Pluto in major world conjunction signifies much of this in the world, especially to think over and to reflect on how the endings of the past can lead to valuable information and knowledge about how to proceed into the future. 

This Peacock in astrological antiquity was also known as 'Argos' or the builder of the ship Argo, who was changed by Juno to a peacock when his vessel was transferred to the sky, where he has since rejoined her. 

To understand the astrological meanings behind this constellation further: 

"Pavo represents the male peacock (pavo cristatus; the crested pavo which is a male peafowl of the pheasant family. 

The feathers of its spectacular long tail, or its train is marked with iridescent eyelike spots and that can be spread in a fanlike form. 

The tail consists of some 250 long feathers, about 150 of which are decorated with a purplish black-centred coppery eye-spot 

The peacock was endowed with the power to kill snakes, and apparently they are known to eat small poisonous snakes and so due to its ability to swallow snakes and assimilate their venom, the peacock was seen as a symbol of transmutation, and the venom gave its flesh an immunity to decay. 

It also accounted for its colorful plumage as the shimmering colors of his tail feathers were explained by his supposed ability to transform snake venom into solar iridescence. 

Indus and Pavo, the Indian and the Peacock, are usually depicted together. 

The Peacock appears to be watching the figure of the Indian (Indus" might also represent Io, the heifer. In his 'Metamorphoses,' the Roman poet Ovid tells how Io was seduced by Zeus (Jupiter) who was Hera's (Juno's) husband. 

In a vain attempt to hide his crime, Zeus changed himself into a cloud (the small magellanic cloud is close to Indus in the adjacent constellation Tucana) and transformed Io into a heifer to escape Hera's(Juno) detection. 

However, Hera was not fooled. She demanded the heifer as a present, and Zeus could not refuse her without arousing suspicion. Hera tethered Io to an olive-tree and appointed Argus to be the guardian of the heifer. 

Argus, or Argos, surnamed Panoptes (pan-, 'all', + optes, 'eyes') was a giant covered in eyes - depending on the version of the myth, he had a hundred, a thousand, or ten thousand eyes. 

Hermes was sent to distract the guardian and then slay him. Hermes, disguised as a shepherd, first put all of Argus's eyes asleep with boring stories, then cut off his head. 

Hera (Juno) placed the eyes of Argus Panoptes 'who sees all', or 'all eyes', on the peacock's tail. These 'eyes' are said to represent the stars in the night sky, or the whole starry sky. 

Argus never slept, he always had half his eyes open and half closed in sleep at any one time. This might relate to the fact that the Sun is shining on half the earth at any one time while the other half is in darkness under the night stars. 

Mercury/Hermes, messenger of the gods, (a planet traveling close to the Sun, sometimes appearing before, and with the Sun's rising, at other times with the Sun's setting) cut off Argus' head and thus quenching the lights of the eyes; the lights of the stars. 

Interesting enough, in the astrological chart attached to this post, the asteroid 'Juno' is posited in tropical Libra applying to a square to the Saturn-Pluto conjunction and to the fixed star Peacock in tropical Capricorn. 

The influences of this at the time of the Saturn-Pluto conjunction with Juno in tropical Libra would mean breakdowns and/or abrupt endings of longstanding marital and romantic relationships. 

These relationship breakdowns are often common with Saturn-Pluto conjunctions that signify endings that are also merged with signs of new beginnings as well. 

I advise that if you are considering ending a longstanding relationship or considering starting a new personal relationship that you first consult a professional astrologer to determine the longer-range consequences of your choices and decisions into this new decade and new era.

21 DECEMBER 2020

The Saturn-Pluto conjunction of January 2020 in tropical Capricorn opens up this new era as solar year 2020 also sees three Jupiter-Pluto conjunction marked later on 21 December 2020 by a new Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 0-degrees tropical Aquarius. 

The role of the southern zodiacal Sign Capricorn is significant in the prelude to the new decade of the 2020s. 

It calls attention to geopolitical and social stresses that have long been boiling just under the surface of society and will lead to rebellions and several revolutions to come. 

The transit of Pluto in the anaretic degrees of tropical Capricorn in 2023 and 2024 will see great pressures on nations and their governments to change radically.  

Pluto's full ingress into Aquarius by November 2024 predates a new Saturn-Neptune conjunction at the vernal equinox point in 2025 and 2026.

Named after the late French mundane astrologer Andre Barbault, his Mundane Planetary Index tracks the movement of the major outer planets relative to Earth with their known influences on world events.

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During the decade of the 2020s the United States will experience it first Pluto Return.  

Pluto last transited tropical Aquarius from 1778 to 1798. It was a 20-year era hue-and-cries, uprising, rebellions and revolution. The American Revolution was already underway by 1778 as Pluto left tropical Capricorn and entered tropical Aquarius. 

Meanwhile, in Europe, the French Revolution lasted 10 years and six months - from 1789 to 1799 - with Pluto in Aquarius. 

It was a period of far-reaching social and major political upheaval as the revolution overthrew the French monarchy to establish a republic.  

It had catalyzed violent years of social, economic and political turmoil which finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon into the early 1800s. 

Pluto's transit in Aquarius inspired by radical ideas, had profoundly altered the course of modern history. It triggered the global decline of absolute monarchies - eventually replacing them with republics and liberal democracies. 

However, the immediate result of Pluto's transit through Aquarius, and eventual dictatorship of Napoleon, was the failure of liberal democracy under the Directory, blaming it on, "chronic violence, ambivalent forms of justice with repeated recourse to heavy-handed acts of repression which eventually led to the rise of Napoleon. 

Aquarius is also the next sign that Pluto is going to be moving into today, from 2024 to 2044. We might want to start preparing for it now, though, because Aquarius can be a barren sign. 

Jupiter and Saturn will first transit Aquarius in the early 2020s before Pluto makes its ingress by the mid-2020s. Aquarius is a highly intellectual but detached non-emotional sign. The negative octave of Aquarius is that it seeks radicalized changes which are not compassionate or understanding to the needs of others. 

So the early to mid-2020s will see revolutionary sentiments spreading worldwide just as Saturn and Neptune prepare to meet at the vernal equinox in 2025-2026.


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On 21 December 2020 the planets Jupiter and Saturn will meet at 0-degrees tropical Aquarius, conjoined to the star Altair, in the constellation 'Aquila the Eagle' thus inaugurating a new 20-cycle lasting to the year 2040.

In Greek mythology, the constellation Aquila is identified as the eagle that carried Zeus’ thunderbolts and was once dispatched by the god to carry Ganymede, the young Trojan boy Zeus desired, to Olympus to be the cupbearer of the gods. 

Ganymede is represented by the nearby constellation of Aquarius. 

Aquila is home to one of the largest single mass concentration of galaxies in the Universe found so far. It is referred to as the Hercules-Corona Borealis Great Wall. It was first discovered in November of 2013 and has a size of about 10 billion light years. 

The name of the brightest star in the constellation is Altair, a name derived from the Arabic 'al-nasr al-ta’ir,' - which means 'flying eagle' or 'vulture.' 

The mundane astrologer Claudius Ptolemy called the star 'Aetus,' which is Latin for 'eagle' as both the Babylonian and Sumerian astrologers also called Altair “the Eagle star.” 

Altair is the 12th brightest star in the sky. It has an apparent magnitude of 0.77. 

It is an A-type main sequence star, or a hydrogen fusing dwarf star that has three visual companions. 

Only 16.8 light-years away, Altair is one of the closest stars to Earth that is visible to the naked eye.

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Altair has 1.8 times the mass of our own Sun. 

Because Altair rotates very rapidly at 286 km/s at its equator, Altair’s shape is not spherical, but rather flattened at the poles. 

The star also moves across the sky relatively quickly as it shifts by about one degree in 5,000 years.

Altair is also one of the three stars that form the Summer Triangle, an asterism that can be seen directly overhead at mid-northern latitudes during the summer months.

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Altair is the southern star in the triangle. The other two stars that form the asterism are Deneb in the constellation Cygnus and Vega in the constellation Lyra.  

Aquila the constellation is known as the 'storm bird' which carries with it an 'evil wind' in Astrometeorology as the constellation rises in the northern hemisphere in the winter.

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And it is on the very day of the winter solstice - 21 December 2020 - that both Jupiter and Saturn will make their historic 20-year conjunction right next to the star Altair, in Aquila the Eagle. 

As the Sun's Grand Minimum will have just gotten underway as the 2020s opens with solar cycle #25 - and with Jupiter and Saturn's conjunction in Aquila the Eagle - the weather conditions of the decade of the 2020s promises to be extreme and historic.

The 2020s overall will open an entirely new paradigm of challenges worldwide - the most dominant being the climate and weather.

It is incumbent upon everyone on Earth to make preparations for the Sun's powerful grand Minimum and these major planetary transits.

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