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United States Declaration of Independence Horoscope Rectification Timeline

June 11, 1776:
Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston appointed to a committee to draft a declaration of independence.

June 12-27, 1776:
Jefferson, at the request of the committee, drafts a declaration, of which only a fragment exists. Jefferson’s clean, or “fair” copy, the “original Rough draught,” is reviewed by the committee. Both documents are in the manuscript collections of the Library of Congress.

June 28, 1776:
A fair copy of the committee draft of the Declaration of Independence is read in Congress.

July 1-4, 1776:
Congress debates and revises the Declaration of Independence.

July 2, 1776:
Congress declared the sovereign status of the United Colonies the following day, during the late afternoon of July 2 as the British fleet and army arrive at New York. The Committee of the Whole then turned to the Declaration, and it was given a second reading before adjournment.

July 3, 1776:
The Committee of the Whole gave the Declaration a third reading and commenced scrutiny of the precise wording of the proposed text. Two passages in the Committee of Five’s draft were rejected by the Committee of the Whole. One was a critical reference to the English people and the other was a denunciation of the slave trade and of slavery itself. The text of the Declaration was otherwise accepted without any other major changes.

July 4, 1776:
Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence in the late morning (around 11:00 am LMT) on a bright, sunny, but cool Philadelphia day. After the final vote by the Committee of the Whole, the draft document was then referred back to the Committee of Five in order to prepare a fair copy document to be redrafted-as-corrected for delivery to the broadside printer. And so convened later in the day to complete the task. The final redraft of the fair copy document was signed by John Hancock who was was president of the Continental Congress (around 2:00 pm LMT)* and was sent a few blocks away to the printing shop of John Dunlap.

Dunlap was an Irish immigrant then 29 years old, who was tasked with the job; he apparently spent much of the night of July 4 setting type, correcting it, and running off the broadside sheets. Through the night, Dunlap printed about 200 broadsides for distribution. These prints are now called “Dunlap Broadsides.” Twenty-four copies are known to exist, two of which are in the Library of Congress. One of these was Washington’s personal copy.

“There is evidence it was done quickly, and in excitement—watermarks are reversed, some copies look as if they were folded before the ink could dry and bits of punctuation move around from one copy to another,” according to Ted Widmer, author of Ark of the Liberties: America and the World. “It is romantic to think that Benjamin Franklin, the greatest printer of his day, was there in Dunlap’s shop to supervise, and that Jefferson, the nervous author, was also close at hand.” John Adams later wrote that, “We were all in haste.”

July 5, 1776:
John Hancock, president of the Continental Congress, dispatches the first of Dunlap’s broadsides of the Declaration of Independence to the legislatures of New Jersey and Delaware.

July 6, 1776:
Pennsylvania Evening Post of July 6 prints the first newspaper rendition of the Declaration of Independence.

July 8, 1776:
The first public reading of the Declaration is in Philadelphia.

July 9, 1776:
Washington orders that the Declaration of Independence be read before the American army in New York

July 19, 1776:
Congress orders the Declaration of Independence engrossed (officially inscribed) and signed by members.

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By original: w:Second Continental Congress; reproduction: William Stone – numerous, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=621811

* Biography: Herbert S. Alan, “John Hancock, Patriot in Purple,” 1940, p.228, “At last, about 2 o’clock in the afternoon of the 4th, the great white paper was reported … and immediately ratified.”

 

ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE – February 26, 2017

Solar Eclipse February 26, 2017 9:34:08 AM Washington, D.C.
Solar Eclipse February 26, 2017 9:34:08 AM Washington, D.C.

The first of two Solar Eclipses in 2017 will occur on February 26 at 9:34:08 AM Washington, D.C. with the conjunction of the Sun and the Moon at 08°12′ Pisces. The eclipse will be an annular solar eclipse, which occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun’s, blocking most of the Sun’s light and causing the Sun to look like an annulus (ring). An annular eclipse appears as a partial eclipse over a region of the Earth thousands of kilometers wide. This solar eclipse will be visible across the southern Pacific Ocean, southern South America, and the southern Atlantic Ocean in the morning, ending in south-western Africa at sunset.

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Since the United States remains the world’s undisputed geopolitical, economic, military superpower, mundane astrologers have consistently found that calculating an event horoscope for Washington, D.C. provides accurate insight and perception into the potential geopolitical, foreign policy, economic impact, and military development that eclipses have on the worldstage.

The February 26th Solar Eclipse is a member of Saros Cycle 140.  The 54-year Saros Cycle is an important cycle to consider when evaluating eclipses.  In each Saros cycle the shadow of the eclipse moves westward on the surface of the earth by 120 degrees with every eclipse. After 3 eclipses in the same cycle, the shadow of the eclipse has moved 360 degrees and is visible from the same place on earth. This cycle tends to re-energize events from that previous era after 54 years.

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Based on the table above, the February 2017 Solar Eclipses relate to events of 1963. In 1963, we saw the emergence of powerful populist empowerment movements such as the Civil Rights Movement with Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his “I have a dream” speech, with Malcolm X making his Message to the Grass Roots speech in Detroit, and President John F. Kennedy delivering his historic Civil Rights Address, in which he promises a Civil Rights Bill and asks for “the kind of equality of treatment that we would want for ourselves.”

Also during 1963 was the publication of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique that launches the reawakening of the Women’s Movement in the United States as women’s organizations and consciousness-raising groups began to rapidly spread.

In 1963 was the issuance of Executive Order 11110, an effort by President John F. Kennedy to transfer power from the Federal Reserve to the United States Department of the Treasury by replacing Federal Reserve Notes with silver certificates, causing a political rift with the Federal Reserve and the American Deep State operatives working in tandem with the CIA.

In a 1963 speech in West Berlin, President John F. Kennedy famously declares “Ich bin ein Berliner” aimed at the Soviet Union as a clear statement of U.S. geopolitical policy to support West Germany, 22 months after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall to prevent mass emigration to the West.

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in November 1963, involving parties as varied as the CIA and the Mafia, President Lyndon B. Johnson confirmed that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam militarily and economically when the situation in Vietnam was deteriorating.

Politically, 1963 was also a turbulent year in the United Kingdom with the Profumo Crises that caused resignations from the cabinet caused by war minister John Profumo, having an affair with Christina Wheeler who was also involved with a Soviet Navy officer.

The counter-counter revolution began in earnest in the United States by the release of The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, with Dylan’s lyrics embracing stories taken from the headlines about civil rights and articulating anxieties about the distress of nuclear warfare. In Europe, the release of “Please, Please Me” and the songs “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “I Saw Her Standing There” released in the U.S. mark the beginning of full-scale Beatlemania.

NASA launches Syncom, the world’s first geostationary (synchronous) satellite, and the United States ends the Mercury program of United States manned spaceflight and reaches parity with the Soviet Union in the Space Race to the Moon.

1963 Eclipse Events —> 2017 Eclipse Events

Based on the historical events of 1963 mentioned above, we may see the re-articulation of many of the same themes of high geopolitical tensions, and political animosity and turmoil will be the order of the day. However, we may see a renewed interest in the manned space program, with discussion of a Manned Mars Expedition using new propulsion technology, along with an explosive burst of intellectual and artistic creativity with the emergence of a new wave of musical artists because of a confluence of ideas, concepts, events, issues, and driven technology which act as a social catalyst for rapid change in the culture. We may also see a massive shift to an alternative digital currency system for trade settlement that begins a major shift away from the fiat monetary system controlled by the world’s Central Banks.

the-deep-state-networkWe may also see the breakdown of government power by major referendums and sweeping reforms as a result of growing populist empowerment movements that challenge the very power of structure of the Deep State:

“.. there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.

“All complex societies have an establishment, a social network committed to its own enrichment and perpetuation. In terms of its scope, financial resources and sheer global reach, the American hybrid state, the Deep State, is in a class by itself. That said, it is neither omniscient nor invincible. The institution is not so much sinister, although it has highly sinister aspects, as it is relentlessly well entrenched.”
-Mike Lofgren, Anatomy of the Deep State

The Jupiter-Uranus opposition in the February eclipse horoscope in a T-Square alignment with Pluto, with Mars in a tight conjunction with Uranus indicates the disruption Deep-State politics of influencing and manipulating anti-democratic coalitions in a covert manner within the political system, for ensuring specific interests of the elite are met within the seemingly democratic framework. It is the pervasive influence of special and private interest operating within government that continues to centralize power and wealth through excessive taxation (by non-responsive government) and the continuing curtailment of civil liberties. The eclipse will likely bring out revelations that makes the general public aware that the real enemy of “We the People” is the so-called Deep State.

Politically, a Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-Square alignment is historically linked with major reversals in power in leadership often due to scandalous revelations and political shakeups. The Mars-Uranus conjunction in the 12th House of the eclipse horoscope represents the treasonous activities with members of President’s staff, operating as Deep State operatives, to subvert his political agenda to thwart, undermine, and prevent the President from making the sweeping economic and political reform and to change the current trajectory of the nation. The power-struggle between the Trump Administration and the Deep State will likely result with the President invoking counterintelligence operations across the government to root out traitors at NSA, CIA, FBI, including the Departments of State and Department of Defense.

The Eclipse degree at 8.12 Pisces conjuncts the Mars-MC and Uranus-MC Midpoints, which augur dramatic and potent developments ridden with domestic strife, political tensions, and possible international confrontation that could result in a foreign policy crisis over the forthcoming months.  The call for leadership to take moral action to deal with the harsh economic realities will impact many people as the integrity of the system begins to degrade. Former Reagan Administration White House Budget Director David Stockman says,

“I think what people are missing is this date, March 15th 2017*.  That’s the day that this debt ceiling holiday that President Obama and Boehner put together right before the last election in October of 2015.  That holiday expires.  The debt ceiling will freeze in at $20 trillion.  It will then be law.  It will be a hard stop.  The Treasury will have roughly $200 billion in cash.  We are burning cash at a $75 billion-a-month rate.  By summer, they will be out of cash.  I think we will have a government shutdown.  There will not be Obamacare to repeal and replace.  There will be no tax cut.  There will be no infrastructure stimulus.  There will be just one giant fiscal bloodbath over a debt ceiling that has to be increased and no one wants to vote for.  By summer, they will be out of cash.  Then we will be in the mother of all debt ceiling crises.  Everything will grind to a halt.

* March 15 2017: Mercury contraparallel September Eclipse Venus, Neptune contraparallel September Eclipse Point,  Mercury opposition September Eclipse Venus, Mars contraparallel February Eclipse Mercury, Sun square February Eclipse Saturn,  Sun contraparallel September Eclipse Jupiter.

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In ancient Rome, Ceres was the patron and protector of plebeian laws, rights and Tribunes. Her Aventine Temple served the plebeians (the common people ) as cult center, legal archive, treasury and law-court. In 287 B.C. plebeian law was extended to the city itself and all its citizens, and the official decrees of the Senate were placed under Ceres’ guardianship. Roman historian Titus Livius puts the reason for this clearly: The consuls could no longer seek advantage by arbitrarily tampering with the laws of Rome. Ceres was thus the patron goddess of Rome’s written laws. 

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The February eclipse will closely conjunct the U.S. national Ceres indicating that we will see a burst of legislation and legal activity. We may see reforms in regards to Obamacare, with a less partisan but no less action-oriented “repair” phase that Americans overwhelmingly will likely embrace, rather than simply calling for “repeal and replace.”

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Eclipse Reactivation

Eclipses often work in pairs. An eclipse in one sign can be reactivated by an eclipse in the opposite sign about six months later. The first eclipse heats the eclipsed degree up, and the second eclipse re-charges the degree about six months later. In this case, the February 26, 2017 Annular Solar Eclipse at 8.12 Pisces opposes the previous Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st, 2016 at 9.21 Virgo.  The September Eclipse made an opposition to Neptune, square both Mars and Saturn.

Therefore, it will reactivate the Saturn-Neptune square alignment that was active on the world since the Fall of 2014 that is linked with chronic social stagnation, growing chronic underemployment, partisan political malaise, and the downside consequences of the “Extend and Pretend” economic policies (that provide temporary “one size fits all” politically expedient solutions, that essentially delay the inevitable) that distort markets,  artificially suppressed interest rates, obliterate the mechanism of price discovery, create massive capital misallocation, create back-door bailouts, heighten financial bubbles, and impose collectivist solutions for the intractable economic problems since the 2007-08 Financial Crisis.

Since the Great Recession officially ended in June of 2009, the Federal Reserve with the political support by the Obama Administration implemented policies that maintain the perception of an economic recovery and strong U.S. Dollar by rigging the financial markets in the following ways:

  • U.S. Treasury Bonds are maintained by direct U.S. Fed monetization and bond purchases, reinforced by Interest Rate Swap Derivative Contracts.
  • The U.S. Stock Market is maintained by the Working Group for Financial Markets, a.k.a. “Plunge Protection Team”, when Wall Street Banks are subject to periodic fatigue.
  • The U.S. Dollar is maintained by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Exchange Stabilization Fund, which employs FOREX derivatives with its arsenal of Western banker tools.
  • The Sweet Crude Oil Market is maintained by the Wall Street proprietary Petro-Dollar trading desks.
  • The Gold Market is maintained by Wall Street and London Bank naked shorts, aided by SPDR Gold Trust inventory raids and denied COMEX deliveries, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission looks the other way.
  • S. Bank stocks of the six largest TBTF banks on Wall Street, are maintained by phony accounting blessed by the Financial Accounting Standard Board, which overlooks the falsified portfolios for their asset values and hollowed-out reserves.

Since the wake of the 9 years of the 2007-08 financial crisis, we have had the G7 Nations create global policy of debt creation for zero cost through massive quantitative easing programs and zero-to-negative interest rates. This policy started with the Federal Reserve trying to bail out the banking system by bring the cost of money down to zero and crediting financial liquidity by replenishing insolvent financial institutions with quantitative easing and having bonds manufactured by the Treasury Department that were then purchased by the Federal Reserve through the banking primary dealers, so that they could get interest on the debt. The debt was accumulating interest, but the money created from that interest never made it into the economy, resulting a drop in the velocity of money that is now below 1929 levels. (When an economy is healthy, money tends to change hands and circulate through the system quite rapidly.) The debt created now exceeds 100% of GDP as of 2016.

According to astrologer Charles Jayne, solar eclipses can have an effect up to 6 months before they occur and as long as 1 year afterward. The Jupiter-Uranus/Mars-Pluto T-Square alignment in the February eclipse horoscope augurs systemic risk to the financial system in regards to credit (Neptune).  World-class investment advisor and precious metals expert Holter explains, “I have been talking about ‘Truth Bombs’ for about a year and a half. I think what is going to happen in 2017 is that this hologram we’ve been living in, the curtain is going to be pulled back. . . One of the big truths that will explode is about the economy, and this will be one of Trump’s biggest problems.” Holter goes on to say, “Trump is a smart guy, and he understands that really what he’s going to be doing is presiding over a bankruptcy. That’s what his main job is going to be, and that’s reorganizing this country.”

As a result of the Federal Reserve and Wall Street stimulating so many asset bubbles, such as the Bond Market (debt), the Housing Market (real estate), and the Stock Market (equities) which is now at near all-time highs, we are on the verge of another financial crisis. Financial analyst and writer Nomi Prins has been warning of such a crash from epic debt, and asset bubbles in 2017 when she says,

“They have artificially stimulated so many different asset bubbles, whether it’s debt, which is epic, or stock markets, many of which are at historic highs. If we have a crash, it will be in the second half of 2017. The promises, the rate hikes, the dollar being high could collapse into the realities of the stability and this artificialness.”

As far as the exchange markets are concerned, we can expect a continuation of the Bull Market in equities, with increasing price swings and volatility, followed by a major pull-back and a series of periodic prices declines, in response to the Government Debt Ceiling Crisis and geopolitical crisis in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.

[Webinar] Global Outlook 2017 based on the Planetary Cyclic Index and Leading Mundane Astrology Indicators

With all the highly improbable, implausible, unprecedented “how could that have happened” events that have transpired thus far on the world stage in 2016, you can be assured that 2017 will be no different — actually, there will be even more topsy-turvy geopolitical events as the great unraveling continues to accelerate and intensify.

If you think 2017 is going to be the same but only slightly worse, think again!

I invite you to listen to my recent webinar, Global Outlook 2017 based on the Planetary Cyclic Index and Leading Mundane Astrology Indicators to get a first look at what is in store for next year for the U.S., the top power countries, and on the world stage.  The webinar was recorded live on January 1, 2017.


In the webinar, I covered:

  • First Term of the Next U.S. President
  • What is the Planetary Cyclic Index
  • Assessment of the Global Ambient
  • Horoscope of the Next U.S. Administration
  • Significant Eclipses 2017-2020
  • Ingress Charts – most significant ingress charts for China, US, Europe, Russia
  • Outer Planetary Alignments to the Geodetic World Map
  • Astro*Carto*Graphy Charts and Geodetic Maps for Significant Mundane Events
  • Review the Impact to Financial 1st Trade Index Horoscopes
  • Blackbox Forecast for Top 10 Major Power Countries
  • Trouble Zones – 5 Biggest Time Bombs that the World Will Have to Deal With
  • and more.

It is imperative to be aware of what is taking place in the world, for these events will impact you, your nation’s economy, your finances, your community, and the decisions you may need to make since the economic sands can shift dramatically with a single decision by the government or major financial institution as we saw in 2008.

The webinar recording is now available.

While my research is based in astrology, knowledge of astrology is not required to benefit from this presentation. Invite your astrologer and non-astrologer friends alike.

Be aware of what is around the corner so you can make informed choices to help yourself, your family, and others.

2016 General Election: Astrologers Need to Quit Thinking that the Polls Are a Reliable Indicator that Predict Who is Going to Win

Political Astrologers: Keep in mind going forward in your political forecasting practice that 99% of the polls predicted a Hillary Clinton victory on Election Day. The RealClearPolitics average of polls one day before the election had Clinton ahead by 3.2 percentage points over Trump, the Republican nominee. In fact, the final poll from the Reuters State of the Nation project put the odds at 90 percent that Clinton, the Democratic nominee, would win decisively. Even the infallible Huffington Post’s model predicted a 98.2 percent chance of a Clinton victory!

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Both thought that Clinton would win the states of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.

Even the omniscient FiveThirtyEight pollster, the great Nate Silver, predicted a certain Clinton election and had Clinton with a 71 percent chance of winning on Election eve.

Final Projections for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver
Final Projections for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election from FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver

But the great Hillary lost Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, which few if any pollsters had forecast, while also losing the states of North Carolina and Florida. She was blown out in Ohio.

Pollsters also say they erred significantly with their predictions of who would come out to vote on Election Day, because they based turnout models 2012 General Election (using the past to equal the future) based on the exit poll results that found that 38 percent of voters were Democrats, compared to 32 percent who were Republicans.

But as we all know by now, that’s not what happened.

Exit polls showed Democrats with about a 2-point lead in terms of who showed up on Election Day, compared to the 6-point edge they held in 2012. For 13 percent of voters told exit pollsters they decided their vote in the campaign’s final week, with good portion (70-30) breaking for Trump, hurting Clinton.

Keep in mind that nearly 32 percent of people in this nation don’t finalize their Christmas shopping until Christmas Eve. Now why would any political pundit or pollster think they would finalize their voting decisions any differently?

And that major oversight is exactly why the 2016 election results put egg on the U.S. polling industry’s face, not to mention most of the astrologers, as well, who used polling numbers over the course of the campaign for validation of their astrological forecast of a decisive Hillary victory in November.

How each county voted in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election
How each county voted in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

 

Below are five stunning facts about the 2016 election that most astrologers missed in their framing of the 2016 General Election and Forecast:

  1. The Clinton Campaign Promoted Trump as a Republican Candidate. Team Clinton promoted Donald Trump as a Republican candidate because they thought he’d be easy to beat.
  2. Sanders Had a Better Chance of Beating Trump …  But the Democratic Establishment Sabotaged Him. Sanders (like Trump) created a tremendous amount of excitement, with massive turnout at his rallies. Clinton didn’t.
  3. Trump Took the Overwhelming Majority of U.S. Counties. So, while Clinton won the popular vote – since the Northeast, California and a couple of other large metropolitan districts went for Clinton – most areas of America did not.
  4. The Numbers Show that Trump Did NOT Win Because of Racism and Sexism. While Clinton supporters frequently assume that Trump supporters are all racists and sexists, the numbers show that this is NOT TRUE.
  5. So why did voters elect Trump? Because – just like the Brexit voters – they’ve rejected globalism.

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Prediction:

The Mundane Astrological portents from 2017-2020 augur that we are facing an unprecedented breakthrough in the collective: a global change that will definitively overwhelm the unipolar world order created after the fall of the Soviet Union, and sent into overdrive the so-called War on Terror and U.S. military intervention in Iraq, Libya, and Syria, caused by the 9/11 terrorist attacks.  The unexpected and unparalleled victory of Donald Trump is the most illustrative representation of a major repudiation by the American populace of the so-called establishment and its transnational globalist agenda.

 

 

 

 

 

Presidential Election Predictions on “Mark The Rabbit Hole” Radio Show with Mark Metheny 2016 (PART 1)

Transcribed from “Mark The Rabbit Hole” Radio Show with Mark Metheny.  Guest: William Stickevers
(Airdate: October 6, 2016)

Mark Metheny: Good evening, welcome to Mark The Rabbit Hole. Tonight our guest will be William Stickevers and he will be joining us shortly.  We’re going to do our final look at the election and the polls, where they are now compared to when we started this earlier.  William’s been on a few times previously talking about this.  So I think our guest is there — William, is that you?

William Stickevers: That’s me.  Hi, Mark.

Mark: How’s it going, my friend?

William:  Good, good.  Going great.  How are you?

Mark: Good. Just enjoying the energies out there.

William: Yeah, there’s a lot going on.  It’s been unrelenting.  An unrelenting summer, and the fall has just been going full throttle with acceleration, pedal to the metal.

Mark:  Yes, so I guess, first of all, I know some of the listeners know you but why don’t you give us your website and where they can find you and all that good stuff.

William:  I’m at WilliamStickevers.com.  I’m also listed on Facebook and I post many of my predictions there as well.  I can be reached through that platform.  As you know, Mark, I’m not only a regular personal consulting astrologer, part of my living practice is doing mundane astrology so I’m not just an astrologer who comes up every four years and decides I’m going to make a prediction on the general election.  I’m predicting on world events, political affairs, financial matters, economic matters, almost weekly.  So it’s a big part of my practice here.

Mark:  Good.  I know you’ve got a mundane or horary class going on right now?

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William:  Yeah, right now I have a 9-week mundane class that is designed for intermediate to world-class professionals; I’ve actually scaled it in such a way.  And we’re covering every known technique including the history of mundane astrology up until the latest state-of-the-art techniques that have a consistent and proven track record of 65 percent or greater.  I think everyone is learning a lot; I’m certainly learning a lot.  Especially when you have to teach something, and articulate it and put together a PowerPoint presentation that’s not going to be boring, that’s going to build upon itself, that’s going to keep everyone interested and informed, and something that they can apply to their practice immediately was a big challenge for me.  But I’ve been having a great time doing it and I’m getting a lot of great feedback from my students who, also, some of them happen to be world class mundane, world class financial astrologers.  So it’s really great.  Half my class is international; the other half is America-based.

Mark:  Awesome.  So if anyone needs more details, is there going to be a second round of this class coming up?

William:  Absolutely.  We’re going to be doing it next year, and I’m going to include some new additional material which I could not include in this one because it required more prep time.  Also, in these classes, especially in this one, we are having in a couple weeks our guest lecturer is Theodore White who is going to go over the fundamentals of weather forecasting with the class.  So he’s going to run that class and I’m just going to be participating and listening and learning.  So we’re very excited about that; we’re all big fans of Theodore.  I know you are as well.  And in the future I’m going to include some other people to maybe talk about earthquake prediction, volcano prediction, people with those specialties.

As you know, my specialty is more political and economics; that seems to be where I’m drawn and focused to and pulled toward, actually.  But mundane is such a broad, broad subject; it covers so many things and it’s very fascinating.  Unfortunately, the word is “mundane”, which means something very contemporary, boring, ordinary.  But mundane astrology is quite the opposite, quite different than what the title suggests.  And I know my students, many of them have taken personal astrology pretty far.  Many of them who are intermediates and even dabbling or considering doing a full-time practice have realized, ‘I don’t think I can do too much more with personal astrology or psychological astrology; I need to broaden my understanding, my world view’ and they thought learning mundane was a great way for this to happen.  So because it broadens their perspective and so they can understand there are other forces outside the personal sphere of influence that are actually having an impact in people’s decision-making, and that is something that — I think we’ve had many discussions about this on other shows, and I know we’ve talked about this one-to-one — is something that’s really marginalized and overlooked or not even discussed in natal astrology.

Mark:  Yes, yes, people are often stunned when I tell them that I have charts of all the professional sports teams and all the countries and that it’s not just looking at a person’s horoscope or birth chart but that government agencies have charts, restaurants that you eat at have charts, every business has a chart.  So people are usually surprised when I tell them that and so it’s not just the workings of your chart that you can look at but you can look at events and elections, sporting events, whatever, and see how there’s different energies playing and there’s charts for the specific events too.  And I think people, especially the astrology naysayers are surprised that it’s not just fluffy unicorns and “stay away from Virgos today” and that kind of stuff.  I think that catches people off-guard when they know how much detail you can go into.

William:  Absolutely.  And you know, what I find amazing is– there’re two types of people outside of astrology in terms of mundane.  Many people find it fascinating when you can talk with such authority and detail looking at history backwards for justification of planetary alignments with events that changed the course, game-changing events or watershed events in history, and then talking about the future in a very informed, detailed way and how the future is actually impacting and informing the present.  And then so there’s that group who is really fascinated, and there’s another group of people out there who are really threatened by it.  I mean really threatened by it, almost as if you were talking about Bernie [Sanders] to a rabid George Bush supporter.  So it goes one way or the other.

Now, what I find interesting about astrology is that many people who do natal, non-predictive natal astrology, many of them who are practicing psychotherapists or MSW workers, they are very ambivalent about really stating their opinion [on mundane astrology].  In fact, when you go to these [astrology] conferences, you see the rooms for sun sign astrology lectures filled up and packed to the brink.  Secondary progressions, you can’t get a waiting seat.  Come to big transits, forget about it — you’re going to have to find an alternative track for the 2 o’clock period.  But mundane is only, what, like 10-15 people there with a room that could fill 50.  And I just find this really fascinating.

It’s actually disconcerting to me and I just don’t understand what’s going on with the body-politic of astrologers these days when there’s so much going on in the world, that everything is being turned upside-down, inside-out, economically, politically, socially, on every level.  And yet, the astrology world —  you know, Mark.  I’ve been to all these conferences since the early ’90s; it’s not like I’m not in the know.  I know.  I know all these top speakers; they know me on a first-name basis.  So here’s the thing: the astrologers in general, as a group — and I’m not pointing anyone out in particular — are not keeping up with the bigger trends.  They just seem to be disengaged and disinterested.  And maybe there was a reason for that, because it was “stick it to the man”, “who cares about what’s going on”, right, maybe that hippie/Baby Boomer attitude and world view was responsible for that.

But today that’s obsolete.  We’ve gotten past the point of plausible deniability.  Things are really not going right in so many ways, which I know we’re going to discuss.  So I think it’s fascinating that a lot of people in the astrology world, there’s a small but growing minority of people getting drawn into mundane.  Even if they don’t plan to make mundane their living practice, they want to know what it’s about, what it has to say, how mundane archetypal portents influence the archetypal landscape and shape and inform the world stage.  So they think it’s important now because they see something is going on and it’s very upsetting, frightening.  In fact, for all intents and purposes, we’re in the Twilight Zone.

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Mark:  I agree.  One of the things to me is that astrology is several thousand years old.  I mean, to me one of our jobs is to keep it evolving and moving forward and keep testing ideas and make sure that Uranus, Aquarius rules astrology, so we need to keep that evolving and I just think, I run across a lot of ideology where they just want to keep it stuck or back into the old ideas and concepts without developing it any.  And so to me the predicting earthquakes, tsunamis, earth changes, and things is one of the most relevant and helpful things we can do to help keep evolving astrology.

And also, I’ve seen a few comments where someone like you will, say, has made some predictions, and people get upset and say “oh, so you want this to happen” and it startles me that some people are not able to look past their personal preferences or how they would like things to turn out, and they just try to bend things to what their preconceived idea is.  And I think this election has been a great example of this because it’s not gone at all how I expected.  But I think you’re one of the few people who’s had your finger really on the pulse of what’s been happening and not been blinded by their preconceptions.  So, kudos to you on that one.

William:  Oh, thank you very much.  I appreciate that.  And you know, I tell you something, one of the things I teach my students is that we need to be nonpartisan and independent in our thinking, in our viewpoints.  Let the testimonies speak for themselves.  If we are weighing them properly and we are being as objective as we can — and it’s very difficult to do that — but if we do that, we’re going to be within about the 80th percentile of accuracy.  We’re not always going to be right, and nobody is.

Just keep in mind that the greatest stock market trader Bill Gross — he’s one of the best bond traders in the world — is only right 53 percent of the time.  You only need to be right 53 percent of the time in order to make billions of dollars in the stock market, to have it all, to have your cake and eat it too on Wall Street.  And you know, 53 percent is a landslide in politics.

So, you know, the expectation of the mainstream media experts and critics of astrology out there is like, “no, unless it’s 99.9999999 percent, this doesn’t work.”  You could be 80 percent, “nope, still doesn’t cut it.”

So, I’m telling people here and my students, stick with the astrology.  If you want to make an argument or a speculation that a certain thing will manifest in such a way, you need to prove it out with me.  You need to show me multiple testimonies, multiple techniques.  You can’t just say one thing.  You have to layer it and build it up.  You have to think vertically here,  meaning you can’t just say a one-testimony, one-chart, one-transit approach does all, says all, is all.  And that’s basically what we’ve been fed, at least I know I’ve been fed for the past 30 years.

And you know, the only reason I’ve been more on the pulse of the election is because I’ve been just looking at the mundane portents and I’ve known — and this is something that Theodore White and I discussed back this time last year — we knew it was going to be an establishment candidate backed by the American oligarchical elite, that would be [Jeb] Bush or Hillary Clinton, versus a populist candidate.  So we eliminated very early on that [Jeb] Bush would be the nominee.  And we also eliminated that Bernie would be the nominee.  So we knew that it would be Hillary versus a Uranus-Pluto dark horse candidate that was going to turn everything upside-down, inside-out, destroy the body-politic of the nation.  And that’s why we — well, I certainly came to the conclusion first, and Theodore followed up shortly thereafter, came to the conclusion that it was going to be Trump.  And Trump is the beginning of the first phase, or a category one social revolution.  This is not just another election like 99 percent of the astrologers — and I’m going to keep saying that, I know that’s a lot of people — but 99 percent of the astrologers kept framing it as another Bush-Gore election 2000, except on steroids.  No! No! No! No! NO! This is not just another election.  We’re seeing [the first phase of] a social revolution.

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Just the fact of what had to happen in order for Trump to be the nominee.  The fact that Hillary Clinton technically lost that campaign and is still the nominee, has completely medically collapsed and wasn’t disqualified after she was medically diagnosed with pneumonia is just startling. Also, we are seeing the populist rise, the populist or the nationalist versus the Establishment and the Oligarchy.  This is a collision, a titanic collision of an immovable object with an unstoppable force, and they’re colliding here [in 2016].  This is just the beginning of things to come, folks!

I know you are aware of this, Mark, but I’m just talking here to your audience here.  It’s just the beginning….and you haven’t seen nothing yet.  This is just a prelude.  And I proved this out in my Mundane Astrology class. My students have recently come to understand the rules [of analysis] behind ingress charts, eclipses, and other mundane [astrology] rules. I asked them if you just look at [and apply] the rules and assume nothing else, does it tell you that the party in power or the establishment in power, [minus the oligarchical dimension behind who is really running the government,] will remain or stay in power?  Is that likely, more or less?  And most everyone in class was in general agreement, stating “yeah, you’re right, I hate to say it,” but it looks like the party in power or the [party that is the] facade of the establishment is NOT likely to stay in power. Now having said that, does that mean that Trump instantly wins?  No, it doesn’t.  But it means that right from the outset the party in power – the Democrats had a structural problem, from a mundane perspective.  A structural problem.

Mark:  Yeah, right, right, I agree because it was going back to the 2008 elections which was, I believe shortly after, I think Uranus had just entered Aries if I’m not mistaken, and so it was kind of obvious who the Uranian candidate was at that point.

William:  Yeah, and the other thing too is that the Civil Rights Movement occurred in the 1960s.  From ’62 to ’72 the Civil Rights Movement really unfolded and was one of the game-changing socio-political developments in the nation.  And that had to do with the Uranus-Pluto conjunction, and then [in 2008] you had the approaching Uranus-Pluto square and the rise of Barack Obama who as a black candidate who was born during the emergence of the Uranus-Pluto conjunction and was an ideal expression for that Uranus-Pluto energy that began to manifest in 2008.

But unfortunately he didn’t quite live up to the energy. I mean, he got the job, he got the position because of the energy that was constellating for hope and change you can believe in, right, but it didn’t quite turn out that way.  In fact, I would say that — and again this is going to upset a lot of people — that Barack Obama is essentially an establishment candidate, and establishment president who had the backing and the support of America’s Oligarchical Elite. Also, he carries out that oligarchical agenda that essentially sets the policy for this nation and other nations abroad, domestically, internationally, and financially. And he basically rubber stamps their globalist agenda into policy, and he is really no different than his predecessor G.W. Bush.

Mark:  Yeah, I have to agree with that.  And you’re right, that’s probably going to ruffle a lot of feathers and I’ve gotten into many discussions like that.  But the thing that I look at is, regardless of what party is in power, does the advancement of the One State, the oligarchy agenda keep moving forward?  I mean, Obama said he would get rid of NAFTA.  I, until recently, had to cover the local newspaper right before the 2008 election he was here in Columbus, Ohio, where I was, and his main topic was getting rid of NAFTA.  And now eight years later, not only have we not gotten rid of NAFTA, but now we’re going to cram the TPP down people’s throats.

So, it just doesn’t, nothing ever goes in our favor.  It always goes towards the One World Government and no matter who the president is or who the candidates are or what they look like of where they’re from or what creed or nationality, whoever gets in there advances that agenda.

William:  Correct.  I totally agree.  It’s certainly been that case since the assassination of John F. Kennedy, which was basically a coup d’état for all intents and purposes, and that’s pretty much been proven out [in a Congressional Investigation in the 1970s] that there was a conspiracy, and it was never followed up and investigated with.

But what we see now with this Uranus-Pluto still very active, that is the rise of a dark horse candidate which, as you know, that a majority of the mundane astrology world and most of the astrology world in general just refuses to come to terms with.  And it has to do with Trump’s brazen style and character.

In fact, I was joking around for a long time using the term “Trumpzilla” because whoever gets in his way, he just seems to pulverize them [with his “atomic breath”]. In fact, the harder the media hits him, the stronger he gets in the polls.  In fact, [recently] CNN jokingly pushed up an image of Godzilla with Trump, calling him “Trumpzilla”. I took a snapshot and posted it.

Mark:  I saw that.

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William:  Yeah.  And so, I’ve been calling him Trumpzilla and I’ve been writing “Trumpzilla is the Uranus-Pluto dark horse candidate that the astrology world refuses to come to terms with” and needs to wake up about.  They really need to wake up to the reality of what Trump represents.

I’m not talking about Donald Trump the Candidate and what he says.  I’m talking about the impact he’s having and how he is constellating by activating the suppressed rage in the country on a collective level, which has reached a neurotic level of intensity, bordering on psychosis, as the archetypal energy continues to change, accelerate, and intensify.  Trump is playing this out perfectly.  He’s breaking every [political] rule.  The more outrageous he is — meaning, the he continues proposing extreme solutions, which was very Uranus-Pluto, the stronger his support gets. We knew Bernie was doing that as well, but Trump takes the cake.

Also, you’ve got to realize too, folks — and I’m going to remind everyone listening here, because we just take the assumption that Trump was going to be the nominee so what’s the big deal?”  Right? In fact, that is not that’s not the case at all.  Keep in mind that when Trumpzilla announced he was going to run for president, almost every political pundit and almost every astrologer for that matter, stated that he would politically implode and fade away and kept stating that all the way into mid-March.  You know what I’m talking about, Mark, right?

Mark:  Yep, absolutely.  And even, I mean, it was so crazy even I wasn’t quite sure.  I was like, “Is this going to end at some point?”  But you’re right, you kept just moving forward with “you guys aren’t looking at the energy, you’re trying to force your preconceived notions” — which I was doing a little bit too, and as the groundswell kept happening, I thought “Oh my gosh, William’s right; he’s tapped into this.”

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William:  Well, let me finish this because I just wanted your confirmation because some people think I just make this up and I’m trying to grand stand and pat myself on the back.  And you know that’s not the case, because I know you’ve been following my work and I’m really very grateful that I’m here to speak on your show about it.

The thing is that when Trumpzilla started piling up the victories in the primaries, the very same pundits and astrologers stated he would never get the GOP nomination.  And I remember the astrologers saying, “Okay, William, you were right this time, BUT he’s never going to get the nomination, they’ll never give it to him, they’re going to break the rules, they’re going to rob him, [and besides] he’ll never get the delegates.”  And then when Trumpzilla won the GOP nomination, many of his critics warned that if he ended up on the November ballot he would get blown out by Hillary Clinton and take out scores of Republicans running for the House and Senate with him, meaning it would be a complete disaster on the ticket.  In fact, just the other day, the great political forecaster Damon Linker, a senior correspondent at TheWeek.com, along with several other astrologers who were loosely quoting from him said, “Trump isn’t merely going to lose; he’s going to lose in the biggest popular vote landslide in modern presidential history. It’s not crazy to even think he will finish with less than 35 percent of the popular vote.”

And then you had astrologers pushing that around.  This was just a week or two ago.  And the fact of the matter is that we do have enough raw political data coming in statistically on how Trump has been doing.  I’m not just talking about national polls; I’m talking at the local level in all the key battleground states.  And not just the key battleground states, in the key battleground counties of those battleground states.  And to the surprise of many, especially in Washington, and to the shock of the astrologers, he is hasn’t been doing badly at all.  In fact, he is doing pretty well because the polls are showing he is now slightly ahead in the battleground states of Ohio, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Colorado, and he’s tied with Hillary as of today in Nevada.  He was slightly ahead a week ago; he’s now tied but he’s holding his own.  And he just left Nevada on a two-day tour there.

Keep in mind, Trump should be getting killed in these states, and Hillary should be — at this point with the money, the ads, the backing of the oligarchy backing, CNN (the “Clinton News Network”) and the entire legacy mainstream media  — she should be 50 points ahead of him at this point!

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You know, even recent polls have shown Trump now pulling ahead.  He’s basically tied and pulling ahead in Pennsylvania.  He’s even with her in New Hampshire.  He’s tied with her in Virginia.  He pulled slightly ahead in Colorado.  But Pennsylvania is a state that Hillary Clinton needs to win.  In all the key battleground counties that have the most accurate trend prediction rate all show Trump ahead by 8-12 points, not one point.

So, it just doesn’t make sense [that Hillary is winning].  I mean, you’re talking about Michigan here. Trump is one point behind in Michigan, tied in Wisconsin.  He’s only four points behind in New Mexico.

I mean, look, folks, it is clear that the astrological community, the pundits, the media have overestimated Hillary’s campaign and tremendously marginalized and underestimated Trump’s campaign thus far.  And nobody has really been talking about this.

Mark:  I agree.  I figured she would be way ahead at this point and I have something that I’ve talked about a couple of the other shows that you’ve been on and a couple other shows I’ve been on.  There’s just been this tendency to write off — and first of all, I’m going to say I have no intention of voting for Trump, I am not a Trump supporter, I tend to vote third party, every election since I’ve been alive I think I’ve voted third party — but it’s just this rush to judgement to write off all of his followers as white trash, racist, trailer park dwellers.  And perhaps there is, there may be a percentage, as politically incorrect as that is, there may be a percentage that maybe fit that category.

But what I keep telling my Democrat friends is that what you are not seeing is you have to put yourself in the shoes of people who have been Republicans for a long time.  You have to take a look at Romney, who took a dive at the end.  They threw in McCain in ’08, that flip-flopped so many times that you couldn’t trust him.  In ’04 that was Bush Jr.’s second term, and he barely won but by half that second term most of the Republicans, old school or not, were not very happy with him.  Bush Jr. won in 2000, Dole in ’96 — I don’t think anybody feels that Dole was a strong candidate.  Then we had Bush Sr. who won in ’88 and got beaten fairly badly in ’92.

So, for the people who are Republicans, I don’t think that they feel — and I’ve said this 50 times and I know everyone has ignored it the first 50 times but I’m going to be that idiot who says it a 51st time — I don’t think the old school, the average middle-class Republican voter feels that they have gotten a fair shake or had a decent candidate in the last seven elections, since, I’ll go back to say since Reagan was the last candidate that was really well liked by the Republican party.  I think Bush the first time it was kind of a “oh, well, he’s [Bush] Sr.’s son” and all that stuff, and there’s this, I think, a large group of Trump supporters are these people who have said “I have had enough of getting screwed” — not by the Democrats, they’re not pissed off at the Democrats.  They’re pissed off at their own party for putting up crap candidates every four years, and the decent candidates that they do have early on in the primaries, they push them to the side when they have a Ron Paul or somebody who is a good candidate, they just put them to the side at the debates, ask them two questions in a three-hour debate, all this stuff.  And I think a portion of Trump’s supporters are the people who have finally said, “I’ve had it. You’ve screwed me for seven or eight elections in a row, and we’re going to sink the Titanic so that hopefully we can rebuild it” because the Republican party leaders were not at all in any shape or form listening to their constituents.  And I’m sure no one heard that.  But I said it again anyways.

William: (laughs) Well, here’s the thing.  Let’s get into the particulars.  Mark, I sent you a link where I posted the charts for this show.  [Charts posted below] And for those of you who are not in front of the internet just to let you know, it’s WilliamStickevers.com/marktherabbithole and it has all the graphs I want to discuss.

My approach, my argument on how I see the election going down, I’m looking at all three different [birth] times for Hillary using my Blackbox forecasting technology that’s very accurate.  We use it quite often in making financial trading decisions and investing.  It’s one of the great technologies that Alphee Lavoie needs to get more credit for.

I also just want to mention this before, I have to say this.  Trump is not a Republican.  I mean, he’s running on the platform of the Republican party but everybody knows he is not a Republican.  He is basically a Trumpzilla, Uranus-Pluto dark horse candidate, an aberration of the collective unconscious of the nation that is now in a neurotic breakdown that has captured or heisted the nomination from the GOP establishment (that is basically backed by the Bush faction of the American oligarchical elite) who is basically have a platform and foreign policy that goes actually counter to a majority of GOP narratives that were established for the past 60 years.

So I just want to state again, I’m neutral on this all.  I am nonpartisan.  I am not for either party.  But Trump is GOP in title only.

Mark: Right, right.  So I just posted that link to William’s website to the page that has these charts and graphs he’s talking about.  I just posted it in the chat room and on my Facebook page and I’ll post it on the Rabbit Hole Facebook page as well so you don’t have to go digging for them you can just click on that link.

So, go right ahead, William.

William:  Yeah, so basically, everyone is like “I don’t get it. Why does Trump have all this, what is the demand there?  What is all this popularity?  Why do they listen to him?”  And I keep basically stating this — that we never had an economic recovery.  That was basically, the economic crisis, the Lehman meltdown that resulted in the near-collapse of the American and global economy but that was vanguard by the fraudulence that was going on Wall Street and the Fed backed by Washington, with Washington’s blessings, almost destroyed the financial world.

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They basically paved it over and they covered it up.  They put the damage control into place and they kept the game of “extend and pretend” going.  Then they got the media who is part of the oligarchical mouthpiece to pontificate and convince, especially the astrologers out there, that a recovery occurred starting June 2009 and had been achieved by [Spring] 2016.  However, when we look at macroeconomic data, especially global trade worldwide, we see on this graph here [shown above] that we’ve are seeing a complete collapse. The source for the graph is from the World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Global Investment Research.  These are the very people that backed the Bushes, and Hillary, by the way.

So what we’ve seen is a four-year rolling sensitivity of real trade growth collapsing in real GDP terms.  And we see here the U.S. recession where there was a downturn, a trough, in 1960-61.  The oil shock in ’79.  And then we see when the Soviet Union disintegrates in ’91, you see the global economy really taking off and everything peaking by the late ’90s, early 2000.  And then we see a series of downward motion of the wave pattern.  Then we see China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, 2001.  And then we have a collapse that occurred in 2008, and then we see all this money printing and injection of liquidity into the system, with interest rates pushed down to almost zero percent worldwide.  In fact, now they’re negative worldwide with the exception of this country, and the Federal Reserve is talking about even going negative next year!  What you are seeing here is the Obama Recovery in 2016, at a point lower than at any time since 1947 when they started tracking Global Trade.

So [in essence] we are seeing a complete collapse in the global economy.  And there was no recovery — there was a cover-up.

Now I could show 40, 50 graphs to prove this out further. Mark, [in previous shows] you’ve seen me go at it one graph after the other. We have 25 percent underemployment in this country.  We have 47 percent of the people who get subsidized by the U.S. government who don’t pay federal taxes.  We have 96.7 million people who no longer get unemployment who fell off the workforce radar; they’ve given up looking for work.  And we only have 155 million people working out of a population of 327 million — or 320 million, depending on what source you use.  And of that 155 million working, 25 percent is underemployed, meaning they have to work two or three jobs and they still cannot pay the mortgage, and they’re barely paying the rent.

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And inflation, by the way, they keep saying it’s 1-2 percent.  When you look at the real numbers, the way the Federal Reserve was calculating inflation up until 1990, inflation is about 7-8 percent a year.  And it was actually 11 percent between 2008 and 2012.

Salaries haven’t been raised since 1991.  The United States economy has decreased in size three-fold since 199, a three-fold breakdown!  The deleveraging of the middle class since 2008 has been tremendous.  It hasn’t recovered.

And you have 40 percent of Millennials living at home, and the ones who are not living at home are all shacked up with five other people in a two-bedroom.

So, you know, things are not going well. For anyone who’s still a naysayer [that the economy hasn’t recovered], I can inundate you with 27 statistics that will blow your mind.

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But here’s the point — all of this is driving the Trump campaign.  The country is in a demoralized state, and in a state of neurotic breakdown because there was no direction, no future.  The moment when people freak out on a personal or mass level is when they know it’s not going to get better.  It’s not when things are bad.  The moment they know it’s not going to get better when THEY LOSE IT, and that’s when you see what’s happening now.  That’s when you see Hitler come to power.  That’s when you see the British Exit.  That’s when you see the rise of Donald Trump, Trumpzilla.  That’s all because it’s being generated by a collapsing economy that is accelerating and intensifying as the train wreck unfolds.

I think it’s really really clear at this point.  And there’s no magic [to fix it]. It’s all in the secular data.  And that is something that 90 percent of the astrologers keep continuing to overlook, as they keep focused at the natal horoscopes and not realizing what else is there – they don’t look at the secular data.

If you don’t correlate what the outer planetary alignments and the ingresses and the eclipse charts and the charts of the top G-11 or G-8 nations, with the secular trends you’re not going to understand what is driving the populism since 2011, since we had the Arab Spring.  And look at all the protests that were occurring in Europe.

And look at the protests on Wall Street, what was it called?  We would talk about this a few years back.

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Mark:  The Occupy Movement.

William:  Right – the Occupy Wall Street Movement, where what came out of the was the One Percent and the 99 Percent.  So everyone knows today, “Yeah, I’m the 99 percent.”  And who’s the One Percent?  Well, that’s a mystery; you can’t talk about that.  We know how many people are the One Percent, but we don’t know who they are.  And that’s the oligarchy.  And the people that run the oligarchy are the 0.1 percent of the One Percent.

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Then [in 2013] you have the NSA revelations of Edward Snowden that came out that have turned the geopolitical world inside-out, upside-down.  And there’s more revelations every day.  And then you have Wikileaks, along with all the uprisings and shootings [in the country]. It goes on and on.  The unemployment continues to accelerate while they continue to state that unemployment is now at four percent.  That is why you have a Donald Trump [as the GOP nominee ] today, folks.

So, astrologers, get with the reality!  You just don’t seem to get it!  I’m not the only guy.  Mark’s been telling you, I’ve been telling you, Theodore White’s been telling you  There’s been a lot of astrologers telling you, and you’re just simply refusing to get it.  So that’s step one.  I want to get to the next thing.

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Look at what’s going on right now.  The S&P 500 return of the presidential elections.  So when the S&P 500 price between July 31 and October 31 is net negative, that is a very reliable indicator that the party in power, seeking re-election, will lose or they’ll be completely replaced.  And as of today, it is net negative.  Back in 2012, it was a very close race between Obama and Romney.  But the S&P returns were 2.4 percent in the black.  Now it is something like 3.2 percent in the red.  And so the prediction probability that the party in power will be completely replaced — because this is not a re-election, this is a referendum election on the Obama Administration’s past two terms so it’s a replacement election — is 86 percent right now.  And we’re not even talking about astrology yet. Eighty-six percent!  There’s a structural problem right now from an economic level, from a financial level as well.  So when the astrologers say ‘Hillary wins no matter what and they get to say that and pontificate that because they write for the Huffington Post’ — and you know who I’m talking about here — they continue to misinform the public and the astrological community [about the true state of affairs in the country].

Mark:  I totally agree.  Totally agree.  I’ve seen just in my personal circle, you know, extended family and stuff, I’ve seen the employment and wage-earning been way down.  And I want to point out that I don’t think this is an Obama trick or something.  I mean, every president who’s been in power during difficult financial times has, you know, we can spin numbers to make things look not as bad, so they all do this, but there’s definitely a lot of spinning going on right now.

William:  Absolutely.  I think what’s really been pontificated by the mainstream media is this: Keep calm and pretend everything is okay.  I’m going to repeat that.  Keep calm and pretend everything is okay.  And I think that fits perfectly with the Jupiter-Saturn-Neptune T-Square that was in play all throughout the summer —

Mark:  Yep.

William:  Nothing was okay.  Everyone knows something is really wrong.  They may point to it’s this or it’s that.  We may not all agree on what’s wrong but we all know something is systemically wrong.  And yet we have a media that says “Keep calm and pretend everything is okay.”  We have people in leadership in astrology who say “Keep calm, relax, Trump ain’t gonna win, he’s not going to get it, this is all just a kabuki dance going on, and you’ll realize sooner or later that everything is okay. So calm down and listen to this voice of reason.”

Mark:  (laughs)

William:  Okay, there’re some New York astrologers out there who are saying this.

Mark:  Right.

William:  And when you live on a trust fund and then you get to speak how it’s all going to turn out from your NCGR podium in New York City, you can say stuff like that.  But you can’t say stuff like that to people who are really suffering.  And then I want to get to the next thing here.

Now, I’m just getting really sick and tired of this Hillary Clinton birth time thing.  So I just said, okay.  I’ve held back, Mark. I could have published this earlier but I waited for your show.

Mark:  (laughs)  Okay, great.

William:  This Blackbox graphical analysis takes all the transits active during a period of time, and  takes over 720 factors that are related to career. Including every solar arc, every progression and every backward transit.  It [essentially] takes every astrological factor and then runs it against a weighing system that modifies and changes according to the [planetary weight] that compose the horoscope and then it curves and fits it and then it makes a projection over time.  And what I did here is I took the three times that are listed that most astrologers are basing their predictions on — the 2:18am birth time, the 8:02am birth time, and the 8:00pm birth time.

Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 2:18 am CST birth time.
Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 2:18 am CST birth time.

Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 2:18 am CST birth time.
Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 8:02 am CST birth time.
Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 8:02 am CST birth time.

Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 8:02 am CST birth time.

Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 8:00 pm CST birth time.
Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 8:00 pm CST birth time.

Hillary Clinton Horoscope: 8:00 pm CST birth time.

And I’m going to tell you something right now.  All three are indicating that Hillary is losing support as we go further into the election.  Basically what I can say that is consistent about all of these graphs is that she peaks sometime around, between October 1st and October 10th, and then it’s a downward slide.  And for the astrologers who are rooting for their time [of choice], her 2:18am time looks more of like a landslide loss.  If she was born at 8:00 pm, which Bill Meridian has been using to a fair degree of success, it’s a loss but it’s not quite the loss that is indicated.  You could argue that it could be a very close election, that it could go either way.  And the 8:02 am time — and I know some people use 8:06am — certainly indicates a decisive defeat for Hillary Clinton.  All three.  The only one that really supports, that it might be a close election, is the 8:00 pm time, but it does not augur a decisive victory as astrologers continue to pontificate.

Donald Trump's Career Blackbox Forecast
Donald Trump’s Career Blackbox Forecast

Here  we see Donald Trump’s Career Blackbox Forecast.  And that’s taking the same factors, using the same technology, using the same timeline.  We see Trump going enormous volatile swings from July all the way ’til it hits bottom on the 10th of September, and then he starts climbing up.  It’s a slow climb and then it really starts picking up speed from October 20th all the way to Election Day.  So we’re seeing a lot of volatility, up and down, up and down, which is Trump’s number, Trump’s campaign has gone through extremes of restructuring and shifting people around, with him going back and forth on policy positions.  And then he gets on message, as he has recently, starting around September 10th, and that accelerated his campaign.  You can see he’s now reading from a teleprompter, he still goes off and says what he wants but he’s much better behaved.  He’s a much better behaved Trumpzilla.

Continued in Part 2…

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Annular Solar Eclipse – September 1, 2016

Annular Solar Eclipse – Sep 01, 2016 Washington, D.C.

Annular Solar Eclipse - Sep 01, 2016

 

The Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st, 2016 at 9° 21′ Virgo will likely be a major watershed event for those nations and world leaders that get energized by it.  For this eclipse will be making a number of challenging aspects, making it very strong and compelling in its impact on the world stage. The Eclipse makes an opposition to Neptune, square to both Mars and Saturn,  and a sesquiquadrate to Uranus.

Saturn-Neptune Square

The Saturn-Neptune square alignment that has been active on the world since Fall of 2014 is associated with

  • chronic social stagnation,
  • protracted and debilitating situations,
  • partisan political malaise,
  • lack of clarity in national leadership,
  • growing unemployment,
  • chronic underemployment, and
  • the rise of collectivist solutions for many nations intractable problems.

Economically, Saturn-Neptune is historically associated with

  • deflation,
  • distorted markets,
  • artificially suppressed interest rates,
  • massive capital misallocation,
  • lack of price discovery,
  • back-door bailouts, and
  • financial bubbles.

So any distressed financial institutions and over leveraged market is likely face major difficulties, resulting in defaults and major market corrections.

Politically, Saturn-Neptune is historically linked with

  • scandal and
  • major reversals in power in political leadership often due to scandalous revelations.

Therefore, we can expect continued revelations and exposure of political corruption at the highest levels of government leading up to the General Election.

Mundane Horoscopes and the Sept. 1st Eclipse

A number of mundane horoscopes, including the natal chart of Prime Minister Erdogan of Turkey, Hillary Clinton (8:06 AM birth time), and the nations of Italy, Greece, and the USA Sibly Horoscope, will be energized and impacted by this eclipse.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and the Eclipse

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (born on February 26, 1954, at 4:25 AM in Istanbul, Turkey) has been the Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey since March 14, 2003. The September 1st 2016 Solar Eclipse makes a direct hit to Erdogan’s natal Sun by opposition. As students of mundane astrology know, eclipses conjunct or opposite the Sun, Ascendant or Midheaven are very powerful. Eclipses on the Sun of national leader gives power, however eclipses opposing the Sun will take power away.  Therefore, with this eclipse we can expect another major political shake-up in Turkey with the prospect of Erdoğan falling from power in the coming months ahead.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Horoscope

Hillary Clinton and the Eclipse

Hillary Clinton 8 AM Horoscope

Democratic Nominee for President Hillary Clinton (born on October 26, 1947, at 08:06 AM in Chicago, Illinois) also has the September 1st Solar Eclipse within striking distance to her natal Midheaven (4 degrees’ orb, within the 5-degree orb range). Her 6 Pisces Midheaven, along Solar Arc Uranus at 6 Pisces, and Progressed Mars at 7 Pisces, will be activated and energized.

Bi-Wheel Hillary Clinton - Solar Eclipse Sept 1st 2016Transiting Neptune will be directly opposing the Hillary’s Uranus/Ascendant midpoint and opposing her progressed Mars, indicating that we can expect sudden undermining revelations and developments as a result of former associations with foreign countries, along with a modest but significant loss of political momentum that set up the prospect of a major shakeup in her Presidential campaign team and strategy as the General Election begins to ramps up.

Clinton’s Presidential Campaign

The eclipse testimonies do not augur well for a successful prosecution of national campaign, as the country remains in persistent bad moon in such an unpredictable political year. The testimonies from the eclipse also indicate that Hillary’s campaign will remain in defensive mode and “off-message” with undecided voters, as anxiety grows within her base. The testimonies also augur that she will be unable to effectively distinguish herself from her unorthodox political rival Donald Trump who is more effective at capturing media attention and dominating the headlines and internet activity on almost daily basis.

Also, another concern facing Team Clinton will be the increasing voter enthusiasm gap as the campaign heads into the fall — Trump got more votes in the GOP primary than any candidate in history, while Hillary received fewer votes than she did in 2008 when she lost against Barack Obama.

The eclipse testimonies also indicate that we can expect further shocking revelations from Wikileaks, as founder Julian Assange told CNN this week that his website will release “a lot more material” that could negatively impact the election for Hillary Clinton.

Hillary is treading a different path toward the White House than her past three predecessors: Barack Obama, George W. Bush and her husband Bill Clinton, whom all presented themselves as agents of change in seeking the White House. The last president to be in a place similar to Clinton’s was George H.W. Bush, who was effectively seeking a third-term extension of the Reagan presidency. The eclipse hit to Hillary’s Midheaven along with other transits, indicates that she will have problems with reunifying a very diverse electorate (like Barack Obama effectively did in 2008), requiring her to dramatically change strategy and “core message” to voters midstream. This will be necessary in order to defend her base in the 7 Key Battle Ground States, as the craving for change continues to grow and intensify within the nation.

At the very least we can expect the eclipse to weaken and diminish Hillary’s iconic status which is the only clear advantage she has in the Democratic Party and her voter base. If her position is weakened going forward, her entire “left-of-center” Obama coalition risks collapse. However, most political pundits do not see this as a real possibility.

But the eclipse portents signify that Hillary’s prospects are more like “boom or bust” as the General Election campaign goes into its homestretch in late October.

U.S. Horoscope and the Eclipse

The September 1st Solar Eclipse makes a direct hit to the U.S. natal Ceres and Uranus and the Sibly ASC Degree (United States of America, July 4th 1776 5:10:59 LMT, Philadelphia, PA). The Eclipse occurs in the Mundane 9th House. This house is therefore connected to foreign relations. Therefore, it’s possible we may see the emergence of a foreign policy crisis that could take place during the course of the U.S. General Election. The Mars-Saturn conjunction of the Eclipse chart sits right on the Sibly Ascendant opposing natal Uranus.

Bi-Wheel USA Sibly and the Annular Solar Eclipse - Sep 01, 2016

According to astrologer Charles Jayne, the Eclipse will activate and manifest its archetypal power 90 days prior and remain in effect for at least 6 months afterward. On August 23, the Mars-Antares-Saturn conjunction at 8 degrees of Sagittarius will square the Eclipse point, acting as a trip-hammer setting off a daisy-chain burst of explosive and forceful archetypal energy on the world stage. The results of which will be disruptive to the status-quo and the pervasive normalcy bias that has infected much of the populace and collective.

U.S. Economy and the General Election

Thus we can expect a disruption in the exchange markets and deflationary developments in the general economy. Therefore, we can expect a major downward revision of U.S. GDP growth rate, indicating that the U.S. economy will be barely hanging on by its fingernails from falling into a full-blown recession. This will have a bearish impact on the stock market, and will dampen Hillary’s campaign prospects when it becomes clear that President Obama remains solidly on track to be the only president in all of U.S. history to never have a single year when the economy grew by at least 3 percent. Thus we can anticipate with the eclipse making multiple hits on the U.S. Sibly Horoscope that things are likely take a sharp turn down in the coming months, having a major impact on middle-class families, which may be enough to cost the Democrats the General Election.

Saturn-Neptune and the U.S. Economy

The ongoing Saturn-Neptune square alignment that is a main component of this eclipse indicates that we will see a major reversal in sentiment on the part of investors and financial institutions as it becomes clear that secular growth stocks and funds cannot outrun a stagnant, dysfunctional, and deflationary economy. Therefore, we will likely witness a change in emotional sentiment of extreme greed that has driven the markets over the past several years, to be replaced swiftly by extreme fear.

Therefore, we may witness the dramatic collapse of the Exchange Markets along with a
a liquidity crisis (Saturn-Neptune) that will expose the long-running central bank con job of where central banks buy public debt from the inventories of the 23 prime dealers and other market speculators or directly from the U.S. treasury, along with the monetization of the public debt, in order to keep the  markets artificially propped up since the end of the Great Recession in June of 2009.

Deutsche Bank and the Eclipse

The Eclipse will also make a direct hit on horoscope of Deutsche Bank. Deutsche Bank AG, founded 146 years ago (January 22, 1870 Berlin, Germany), is a German global banking and financial services company with its headquarters in the Deutsche Bank Twin Towers in Frankfurt. It has more than 100,000 employees in over 70 countries, and has a large presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and the emerging markets. In 2009, Deutsche Bank became the largest foreign exchange dealer in the world with a market share of 21 percent. Also, the company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 Stock Market Index.

Deutsche Bank AG Horoscope

The eclipse opposes the Deutsche Bank Venus at 10 Pisces. The eclipse also conjuncts Deutsche Bank Solar Arc Neptune. Transiting Neptune is also conjunct Venus, and both Mars and Saturn squares it as well. As noted earlier the effect of Solar Eclipses are noticeable 90 days prior to the event, and we can see this action with the Deutsche Bank’s announcement of major fall in revenue and income. Deutsche Bank’s share price fell by 5.3 percent in early trading on July 27th after it announced second-quarter net income was down 98 percent from the same period in the previous year, to 20 million euros ($22 million).

As it approaches its 5th Saturn Return that will occur near the Total Solar Eclipse of August 2017, Deutsche Bank’s balance sheet fell some 48 percent.  Deutsche Bank shares now trade for two-thirds less than tangible book value which is a steeper discount than even during the depths of the financial crisis. Also, Deutsche Bank is sitting on a large pile of non-performing loans and has $72.8 trillion in derivatives contracts — an amount that is twenty times greater than German GDP — and has a leverage ratio of 40:1. Keep in mind that Lehman at the time of its collapse in September 2008, had a leverage ratio of 31:1.

The Solar Eclipse augurs that Deutsche Bank’s could be the first Too Big To Fail bank to collapse since 2008. This would result in a massive liquidity crisis in Europe and across the globe and to an unwinding of the derivatives.  However, unlike the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, in which the Western Central banks were able to contain (due to the $16 trillion in bailout funds injected into the banks worldwide by the Federal Reserve), a failure of Deutsche Bank would trigger a systemic banking contagion the likes of which the world has never seen.


FOR THE RECORD…

  • I am more committed to the truth and outcome of political contest than my own political expectations or preferences.
  • I call it as I see it, not as I want it.
  • I have been a registered Independent since 1984.
  • I am a political atheist; I don’t believe in political parties.

Still Underestimating Donald Trump?

To everyone who has been telling me since December 2015 that my astrologically-based predictions are false and that Donald Trump will fade and go away, I want you to watch this short video below.

Almost every so-called world class astrologer predicted a Jeb Bush nomination, telling me over and over again that I would be wrong. A few have told me repeatedly that I would eat crow when Trump got out of the presidential race.

Even though Trump’s astrological portents were compelling and the mundane astrology indicators were showing the emergence of a powerful “dark horse candidate,” ALL astrologers commenting on the political race told me in December that Trump was essentially a carnival barking, rabble rousing, malcontent candidate who would not be taken seriously by the American electorate and would politically implode and fade away before the end of February.

I am not aligned with Ann Coulter whatsoever, but in regards to Trump’s electability, we shared the same conclusion.

 

Posts from my Blog on the 2016 Election

30 Days to Go – Are Trump Supporters Angry Enough to Vote?

published January 2, 2016

“Prediction: Based on the mundane horary testimonies, Trump will defy the pundits and the GOP establishment, mounting an effective unorthodox campaign to get at least 30 percent of the vote during the early primary states.

“Stay tuned. Between now and February, things are about to get weird.”


Trump vs. Cruz: GOP Nomination

published January 26, 2016

“Prediction: Based on the horary testimonies, it is highly probable that Trump will win both Iowa and New Hampshire, and then go on to win South Carolina and Nevada — as he is favored to do — and likely  conceivably win every contest.”


For the Record…

published March 12, 2016

“For the record…

  • I have been a registered Independent since 1984.
  • I am a political atheist; I don’t believe in political parties.
  • I call it as I see it, not as I want it.
  • I am more committed to the truth and outcome of political contest than my own political expectations or preferences.

-William Stickevers
March 12, 2016″


Voter Revolts, Globalization, and Uranus-Pluto

published March 31, 2016


Solar Ingress and the 2016 Presidential Election

published April 28, 2016


Astrology and Politics: 2016 U.S. Presidential Election Predictions – Primaries

updated weekly throughout the Primary Elections

Track Record for 99 elections D+R as of June 15, 2016:

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FiveThirtyEight PredictIt Political Prediction Market (CNN) William Stickevers
89% correct 88% correct 88% correct 87% correct
57 projections 97 projections 42 projections 98 projections


FOR THE RECORD…

• I am more committed to the truth and outcome of political contest than my own political expectations or preferences.
• I call it as I see it, not as I want it.
• I have been a registered Independent since 1984.
• I am a political atheist; I don’t believe in political parties.



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Political Contest Horary AstroProbability and the 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election
Tracking probabilities for the winner of the seven battleground states in the 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election from Nate Silver’s Five Thirty Eight, PredictIt.com, Axiom Strategies, and Political Contest Horary AstroProbabiliy generated by a team of political contest horary astrologers led by mundane astrologer William Stickevers.