The following is an excerpt from my most recent article on the Cardinal Climax. Click here to read the complete article on my website. [http://williamstickevers.com/ArticleCardinalClimax.html]
The Thirties and Sixties in a 21st Century Context
The convergence of the Uranus/Pluto cycle, initialized by the Cardinal Climax, and the longer, Mayan galactic cycle will likely present the human civilization with a convergence of major challenges in many forms that could well represent something like a combination of the 1930s and the 1960s in a 21st Century context. Therefore, this decade will be one of enormous historical change and crisis, requiring the global community to radically expand the scope and depth of its vision, in order to make the crucial transition from a Type 0 to a Type 1 global civilization, that will that will ultimately be both liberating and empowering for humanity.
The high number of powerful planetary alignments leading up to the Cardinal Climax have coincided with particularly dramatic natural events over the past 6 months or so which have affected the collective in significant ways – from the Haiti earthquake to the Icelandic volcano drama and now the devastating and seemingly unstoppable oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although many astrologers believe the Cardinal Climax will coincide with the intensification and acceleration of Earth changes and environmental crisis, it will most likely not augur any single and immediate dire event. However, I believe many of the Earth changes predicted by American psychic Edgar Cayce, such the increase in intensity, frequency and unpredictability in earthquakes, volcanic activity, weather anomalies such as violent storms, accelerated global warming, coastal flooding, heavy rainfall, huge thunderstorms, flash floods, protracted droughts, extremely high winds, heat waves, very hot and dry summers followed quickly followed by very cold and snowy weather, and a continued weakening of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Solar Cycle 24
The Cardinal Climax also coincides with the Solar Cycle 24, charged particles from the Sun that we call solar flares or coronal mass ejections that have an intricate interaction with the Earth that can affect our magnetic field and weather. In fact NASA scientists have recently sent out a press release highlighting possible dangers from increased solar activity as we head into the Solar Maximum (that began on 8 January 2008 will peak in May 2013 with 90 sunspots). Also there are signs of a possible magnetic pole shift related to changes occurring within the Earth’s core.
Dionysian and Promethean Archetypal Force
However, I believe the Cardinal Climax will be the passing away of an old paradigm that has defined our civilization for the past 2000 years, as a new one struggles to be born. Thus the Cardinal Climax will signify the tangible intensification and acceleration of environmental catastrophe and the near-term exhaustion of natural resources challenging the very power structure of our civilization as the new paradigm is set in motion. This new paradigm will manifest through a reawaking of the zeitgeist, an archetypal force, that will constellate the Dionysian impulse for revolutionary empowerment and the Promethean thrust for radical change (economic, social, military, and scientific) that will sweep the world with tremendous force transforming everything that it touches in the years ahead.
The Middle East and the Cardinal Climax
Many nations horoscopes have planets located along the World Points and thus will be directly affected by the coming crisis. For example, many nations in the Middle East such as Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Palestine, Algeria, Iraq, Libya, Jordan, Sudan, Kuwait, Turkey, and Afghanistan will be powerfully affected by the Cardinal T-Square. Many of these nations are major oil exporters to Europe, Asia, and the United States. Although oil production in the Middle East has been climbing since 2008, the higher consumption of oil by China and India has been eating away at OPEC’s spare capacity to produce greater quantities of oil. The effects of even a small drop in oil production in the Middle East could be shocking to the global economy as the financial system is entirely dependent on ever-increasing amounts of cheap oil to continue, in order for economic activity to expand. Therefore we can anticipate possible price shocks to oil as the prospect of war, terrorism, civil unrest and nuclear proliferation in the Middle East increases during the Cardinal Climax.