The “Great Unraveling” Has Begun: Halfway Through the Astrological New Year of 2014

Zero LibraThe Fall Equinox takes place with the Sun at 0 degrees Libra. On September 22, 2014, the Sun ingressed into Libra marking the halfway point of the astrological New Year that began on the Spring Equinox – March 20, 2014.  Since that date onward, there has been an ever increasing set of events of international significance  occurring throughout the globe.

Below is a list of newsworthy world events that have transpired thus far.

March 21 – Russia formally annexes Crimea after President Vladimir Putin signed a bill finalizing the annexation process.

March 23 – The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak begins, infecting 5,762 people and killing at least 2,746 people, the most severe both in terms of numbers of infections and casualties

March 24 – During an emergency meeting, the United Kingdom, the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, and Canada temporarily suspend Russia from the G8.

March 26 – North Korea test fires two medium-range ballistic missiles capable of striking Japan, South Korea, and China. The missiles land in the sea between North Korea and Japan. It is the first such test since 2009.

March 27 – The United Nations General Assembly passes Resolution 68/262, recognizing Crimea within Ukraine’s international borders and rejecting the validity of the 2014 Crimean referendum.

March 31 – North Korea fires ballistic missiles; exchanges fire with South Korea North and South Korea exchange artillery shells across their disputed western maritime border.

April 1 –  NATO suspends all practical civilian and military cooperation with Russia.

April 23 – Palestinian leadership and Hamas forge a new reconciliation agreement.  The U.S. government warns that the new accord could prevent any progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks as Hamas has been a designated a foreign terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

April 24 – Israel responds to the Palestinian and Hamas Unity Accord by halting peace talks.

April 28 – United States President Barack Obama’s new economic sanctions against Russia go into effect, targeting companies and individuals close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

May 4 – Tension increases between China and Vietnam as Vietnamese officials report that their vessels have been hit by Chinese ships. “Chinese ships intentionally rammed two Vietnamese Sea Guard vessels,” says Foreign Ministry official Tran Duy Hai, during a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. “Chinese ships, with air support, sought to intimidate Vietnamese vessels.”

May 7 – Vietnamese ships confront Chinese ships in the South China Sea, while the Chinese vessels place an oil rig off the coast of Vietnam. The placement of the rig also leads to protests throughout Vietnam. The Vietnamese government asks China to remove the rig and dispatches a naval flotilla to the area. The rig is placed in waters claimed by both Vietnam and China.

May 22 – Anti-China protesters set fire to at least 15 foreign-owned factories throughout Vietnam, according to state media. Protesters also destroy and loot offices of manufacturing companies owned or managed by Chinese workers. At least one person dies in the protests.

May 22 – The Royal Thai Army overthrows the caretaker government of Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan after a failure to resolve the political unrest in Thailand.

June 5, ongoing – A Sunni militant group called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (also known as the ISIS or ISIL) begins an offensive through northern Iraq, aiming to capture the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad and overthrow the Shiite government led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

July 1 – ISIS changes its name to the Islamic State and declares the territory in the nation of Iraq under its control-Anbar province (west of Baghdad) and most of Nineveh (north of Baghdad)-a caliphate. Iraqi forces, with the guidance of U.S. military advisers, begin developing a strategy to maintain control of Baghdad and the surrounding area.

July 8 – August 26– Amid growing tensions between Israel and Hamas following the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager in July, Israel launches Operation Protective Edge on the Palestinian Gaza Strip starting with numerous missile strikes, followed by a ground invasion a week later. In seven weeks of fighting, 2,100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis are killed.

July 17 – After a five-hour humanitarian ceasefire, Israel confirms the beginning of a ground offensive in Gaza.

July 29 – The United States accuses Russia of violating the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement between the two countries banning medium range missiles. The treaty states that the Russian Federation may not possess, produce, or test a ground-launch cruise missile with a range capability of 310 to 3,417 miles, nor produce or possess launchers of such missiles. Senior U.S. State Department officials say that Russia has violated the treaty, citing cruise missile tests by Russia dating back to 2008.

July 30 – Argentina for the third time in 25 years, defaults on its debt. Standard & Poor’s declares that the country is in default on some of its obligations after the government fails on an agreement with a group of bondholders. The creditors demand payment of approximately 1.5 billion for bonds that they purchased after Argentina’s $144 billion default in 2001. The default may trigger an even bigger hike in inflation and cause the value of the peso to decrease even more. Before the default, economists had already projected that inflation will hit 40% this year. The peso has fallen by 25% against the dollar during the first half of 2014.

August 8 – The United States military begins an air campaign in northern Iraq to stem the influx of ISIS militants.

August 20 – Offensive operations by Ukrainian military begins as government troops move into Luhansk and Donetsk, former rebel strongholds.

August 28 – Two days after Poroshenko and Putin meet to discuss options to end the conflict, NATO, citing satellite images, reports that Russia sent 1,000 troops into Ukraine from the southeast, opening a new front in the conflict. NATO estimates that there are at least 1,000 Russian military personnel directly engaged in fighting in Ukraine and that 20,000 battle-ready troops and hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles are amassed in Russia just across the border.

August 30 – The Ebola outbreak continues to spread through West Africa. By the end of summer, it has become the worst single Ebola outbreak in history. It is also the deadliest. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,500 people have died from the outbreak. The total number of suspected and confirmed cases is at least 3,000, including the more than 1,500 deaths.

September 18-19 – The Scottish independence referendum is held. Scotland votes “No” to Independence with a 55% to 45% majority. Only four (of 32) councils vote for independence.

September 21 – U.S. jets have begun airstrikes in the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa, Syria. These are the first strikes against the terror group inside the country since President Barack Obama’s announcement that he was prepared to expand the American efforts beyond targets in Iraq.

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China Is Not Just Challenging American-Led Order But Building A New One

What we are now witnessing is a China-led NATO alliance composed of six countries (China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan) called the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). SCO aims to be the dominant security institution in the region, but its origin and purposes are largely Chinese not Russian.

The new powerful alliance looks rather worrying from the United States’ geopolitical point of view, as the SCO has recently agreed to expand its alliance to India, Pakistan, and Iran! In August the SCO held its largest joint military exercises yet, an anti-terrorist drill in inner Mongolia in China involving more than 7,000 personnel.

Expect the SCO alliance to pose a major challenge to the Pax American-led world order in the coming months ahead as the geopolitical breakdown between the great nations continues to accelerate and intensify.

Barbult Index 2011 - 2027

Above: The Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index is the sum of all the angular distances between the pairs of the outer planets – Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The Cyclic Index has proven to be one of the most accurate predictive tools for mundane astrologers for determining economic growth and political relations among nations.

According to astrologer Andre Barbault, the sum waxing phase (ascending line) of each planetary pair was considered periods of stability and evolution (constructive growth, development, expansive, progressive with optimism and diplomacy ) while the waning phase (descending line) are periods of crises and involution (contraction, decay, recession, pessimism, war and destruction).

The Cyclic Index peaked in the Spring of 2014 the next Uranus-Pluto square alignments will occur on December 15th and on March 15th 2015. Mars in Aries will conjunct Uranus and square Pluto during this last Uranus-Pluto square. This highly dangerous combination occurs during which time the Cyclic Index begins its precipitous plunge, descending 497 points from 2014 to 2022, indicating that we are heading into dangerous and perilous period.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation or SCO is an Eurasian political, economic and military organization which was founded in 2001 in Shanghai by the leaders of China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Except for Uzbekistan, the other countries had been members of the Shanghai Five, founded in 1996; after the inclusion of Uzbekistan in 2001, the members renamed the organization.

In 2001, the annual summit returned to Shanghai, China. There the five member nations first admitted Uzbekistan in the Shanghai Five mechanism (thus transforming it into the Shanghai Six). Then all six heads of state signed on June 15, 2001, the Declaration of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, praising the role played thus far by the Shanghai Five mechanism and aiming to transform it to a higher level of cooperation.

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Will the Scots Vote for Independence?

Will the Scots Vote for Independence?
Question Understood by Horary Astrologer at 9/17/2014 at 1:23 pm PDT in San Francisco.

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British Oddsmakers “futures market” data shows that the Union “No” Vote currently has a 64% chance of winning on Thursday, while the Independent “Yes” Vote has a modest 20% chance. Therefore, the Union “No” Vote is favored and assigned to the 1st House, and the Independent “Yes” Vote is the underdog and assigned to the 7th House.

The Moon rules the remaining Undecided voters, and the 10th House is the prize: the outcome of the Independence vote. Before we proceed with judgement, let’s list our Contest Horary Rules of Engagement:

Testimonies for the Favorite – Union “No” Vote

Jupiter weakly place in the 8th House -
Jupiter has weakly dignified by Face +
Jupiter in reception with Venus -
Ruler of the 10th House by Term +
Jupiter in applying square with Saturn -
Jupiter in applying trine to Uranus +
Jupiter in applying sextile to the North Node+

Testimonies for the Underdog – Independent “Yes” Vote

Mercury strongly placed in the 10th House +
Mercury dignified by Term +
Mercury in reception with Venus -
Ruler of the 10th House by Dignity and Term +
Mercury Rules the Day +
Moon Last Aspect is a Square to Mercury -

Testimonies for the Undecided “Scottish Referendum” Voters

Moon Dignified by Sign +
Moon’s Motion is Slow -
Moon weakly placed in the 8th House -
Moon Conjunct the Fixed Star Sirius +
Moon’s Next Applying Aspect is to Venus – ruler of the 10th House
Moon will square the North Node -
Moon’s Last Applying Aspect is the Mercury – ruler of the Underdog

Testimonies for the Election – the 10th House

Analysis

The contest horary testimonies indicate that the Union “No” Vote is losing strength and the 5% remaining undecideds could swing it either way with just hours to go before polls open on Thursday at 0600 GMT.

The Moon, which rules the undecided voters, is in Cancer – in a very fertile and feminine sign; women ages 16 to 28 will be the key voting demographic group. The Moon makes an aspect by sextile to the ruler of the 10th House, and translates the light to Mercury – ruler of the Underdog by square – indicating that the remaining 5% that are undecided could potentially swing the vote to the Independence “Yes” Vote.  Since the Moon is well dignified on conjunct a beneficial fixed star, expect the voter turn-out to break records.

However the Moon’s last aspect is a square to Mercury, a testimony that augurs that victory is still out of reach for the Independent “Yes” voters.

Judgement

Extremely Close “No” Vote Outcome.

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Godzilla: A Mythological Motif of the Emerging Uranus-Pluto Complex Within the Collective Unconcscious

“The collective unconscious…appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. We can see this most clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic forms are organized through the projection of images. This explains the influence of the stars as asserted by astrologers. These influences are nothing but unconscious, introspective perceptions of the collective unconscious.”
– Carl G. Jung

UrPL Graph

The general tenor of Uranus-Pluto alignments is revolution – the Dionysian (Pluto) impulse for revolutionary empowerment, Promethean (Uranus) thrust for radical change and innovative reform to establish a new order. Uranus-Pluto alignments have historically correlated with periods of social breakdown and the collapse of old forms and structures as potent instinctual forces emerge from within the collective that are stronger than the existing power structure to contain it.

Scholar, author, and cultural historian Richard Tarnas has stated that the Uranus-Pluto planetary alignments have historically 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.”  (pp. 143-144, Cosmos & Psyche).

Since the emergence of the Uranus-Pluto Square alignment in early 2007 we have been witnessing the continued intensification and acceleration of geopolitical breakdown among many nations throughout the world and a dramatic contraction of the global economy that will ultimately lead to a radical reconfiguration of the global monetary system and geopolitical power structure between now and 2020.

It is clear from the opening of the Godzilla film trailer that the world is under some form of attack with escalating death and destruction all around. Also, there is little known about the cause, something that nuclear physicist and former nuclear engineer Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) is determined to uncover. As, like scientist Dr. Ishiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) explains, nature has a way to restore balance, the prehistoric alpha predator reveals itself from the ocean depths and engages mankind in an epic titanic battle for the ages. The film trailer and the subject matter of the film well illustrates the destructive archetypal power and potency of the Uranus-Pluto complex that has been constellating among the global collective with greater momentum, intensity, and force since the Mayan Calendar End Date in late 2012.  [Read also The Meaning of the Mayan Calendar End Date Within the Context of Modern Astrology, December 4, 2012].

“Frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation like quite like this one before. I would not be asking any one of you to take this leap if I did not have complete faith in your ability to succeed. Your courage will never be more needed than it is today.”
-Admiral Stenz (David Strathairn), Godzilla

“You’re not fooling anybody when you say that what happened was a “natural disaster,”. You’re lying! It was not an earthquake, it wasn’t a typhoon! Because what’s really happening is that you’re hiding something out there! And it is going to send us back to the Stone Age! God help us all…”
– Joe Brody, Nuclear Engineer (Bryan Cranston), Godzilla

Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “In 1954, we awakened something.”
Dr. Vivienne Graham: “So there were nuclear tests in the Pacific? Not nuclear tests?”
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: “They were trying to kill it.”

“I’m not crazy. Whatever it is that they are guarding so carefully, I need to be able prove that it is real.”
– Joe Brody, Nuclear Engineer (Bryan Cranston), Godzilla

The Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index (graph below)  is the sum of all the angular distances between the pairs of the outer planets, Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The Cyclic Index has proven to be one of the most accurate predictive tools for mundane astrologers for determining  economic growth and political relations among nations.

According to astrologer Andre Barbault, the sum waxing phase (ascending line) of each planetary pair was considered periods of stability and evolution (constructive growth, development, expansive, progressive with optimism and diplomacy ) while the waning phase (descending line)  are periods of crises and involution (contraction, decay, recession, pessimism, war and destruction).

The Cyclic Index peaked in the Spring of 2014 ( during the time Godzilla was released into theaters May 8, 2014). The next Uranus-Pluto square alignments will occur on December 15th and on March 15th 2015.  Mars in Aries will conjunct Uranus and square Pluto during the this last Uranus-Pluto square. This highly dangerous combination occurs during which time the Cyclic Index begins its precipitous plunge, descending 497 points from 2014 to 2022, indicating that we are heading into dangerous and perilous period.

Barbult Index 2011 - 2027

Below is a speculative list of possible events and developments that may occur between 2014 – 2022:

  • A U.S. Constitutional Crisis?
  • Occupy “All Street” Movement?
  • The Breakdown of 2-Party System of Government in the United States?
  • U.S. Dollar Collapse?
  • Social Revolution in Europe?
  • Social Revolution in the U.K.?
  • Scottish Independence?
  • Social Revolution in the United States?
  • Social Revolution in China?
  • Social Revolution in Russia?
  • Government Disclosure of the Extraterrestrial Presence?
  • Emergence of Peak Oil Crisis?
  • Euro zone Collapse?
  • Derivative Market Meltdown?
  • Third Industrial Revolution?
  • Robotic Revolution?
  • Artificial Intelligence Revolution?
  • Fusion Power Revolution?
  • Large Scale Solar Energy Revolution
  • Wireless Power Revolution
  • 3-D Printing Manufacturing Revolution?
  • The Emergence of “Peak Oil”?
  • New International “Reserve Currency” to Replace the Dollar?
  • Sovereign Debt Implosion?
  • Bee Colony Collapse Disorder?
  • Collapse of the Oceans’ Ecological System
  • Iran Detonates First Nuclear Bomb?
  • Regional War in the Middle East?
  • Military Crisis the Korean Peninsula?
  • Japan Military Crisis with China?
  • 2nd Women’s Liberation Movement in Asia and the Middle East?
  • A “Middle Class” Tax Revolt?
  • Collapse of the “Permanent Political Class”?
  • Escalation of Radiological Contamination from Fukushima Reactor 3?
  • Martial Law Imposed on U.S. Cities?
  • Drone Strikes on Civilians within the United States?
  • Income Tax Reform?
  • U.S. Immigration Reform?
  • Drug Reform?
  • China Surpasses the United States as the World’s Next Industrial Superpower?
  • A Global Trade War?
  • A Global Cyber war?
  • Massive Uncontrolled Currency Wars?
  • U.S. in a Limited Nuclear Exchange with China?
  • U.S. in a Limited Nuclear Exchange with Russia?
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