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Is There A Global Financial Crisis Coming?

Transcribed from “The Best People We Know” Radio Show with Deb Scott
“Is There A Global Financial Crisis Coming?” Guest: William Stickevers
(Airdate: September 3, 2015)

Deb Scott:  This is a very interesting show, very different because we’re going to talk about finances and what’s going on in current events.  And our guest today, William Stickevers is going to give us a little insight into that and I think you’ll find this show fascinating.

William Stickevers: Hi, Deb, and thanks for having me on this show again.

Deb: You’re always a hit — you’ve been on the show before and that was a hit, and I know that this will be very much appreciated for our listeners and that they can share this with other people that they know.  And on the Facebook page I have the article that you recently wrote and people can read that.  Although, I think you need a degree sometimes to read some of the things you write, so you can translate yourself for us here today.

My friend, what is going on?  You know, I was so amazed.  I was just looking at so many things with the news and then you sent me this email — I know your listeners are some cutting edge people, I’m a little partial to them, I think they’re the best — and that this information may be really helpful.  So we added a show on for you as soon as possible, and here you are.  So, talk to us, William — what is going on?

William:  What we’re seeing is very much what we discussed about a year ago, and that is the global economy is undergoing a major, re-engineering, and reconfiguration event.  And we are in the early stages of what we would call a [collective] “death-rebirth process,” where right now we’re seeing more of the death and breakdown that will continue, before we will see any transformation and rebirth, which is likely to happen into the next decade.  [Also,] it’s been [covert manipulation] of the Central Banks and world government that have colluded to prevent this breakdown or stall this process.  They effectively did so shortly after the 2008 financial crash.

Deb:  Yep.

William:  They put a lot of damage control mechanisms in place which we are beginning to see fail.  We’re seeing it in the emerging market countries such as China.  We’re also, seeing it in the Eurozone, with all the [record level of highly] leveraged sovereign debt with such nations as Greece, and Spain, Italy, and France, Ireland, and Belgium.  And now we’re beginning to see it with the U.S. economy and with the stock market.  We’re also seeing it with the bond markets, with the explosive levels of debt at the municipal and state government.  And we’re starting to see problems with the pension funds.  So what you’re seeing in play is part of a bigger [mechanism] process, and that is a large-scale, global re-engineering event that is now in play, that is beyond the control of government or corporations or central banks. And the solutions [implemented], which were never really solutions but more like Band-Aids, that were put in place in 2008 that are no longer working, and will no longer be effective to keep the system going. For all intents and purposes, the damage control is wearing off.  And it’s wearing off quickly.  This month [September 2015] will be arguably one of the most important months in modern American history for a number of reasons.

Deb:  Okay, well, we’re here with bated breath and the people in the chat room are saying that they’ve been seeing a lot of these things.  A lot of people are talking about October, there seems to be rumbling, of course the volatility in the stock market in the last few weeks has people getting a wake-up call.  And what you’re saying is that the Central Bank, and all of these economic safety features to bail everything out in 2008, that no longer is going to work with what’s coming now.  So, what could be coming?  Could America be like Greece, is there just going to be a global shift in everything?  As you say we have to get through the bad to get to the good, there’s a metamorphosis happening here.  So what’s happening in October, this is going to be something that people just can’t play ostrich to anymore, I suspect.

William:  Right.  I think what’s going to happen in October ultimately begins mid-September.  Throughout history there’s only been five times when the S&P 500 has declined more than 5% during the month of August, and when that happened, the stock market has always crashed or gone through a major correction in September.  September is the only month where the S&P fell more frequently than it ever rose.  What’s more — in the 11 times that the S&P fell more than 5% in August, it declined 80% of the subsequent Septembers and fell an average of nearly 4%.  Seven percent down [or greater] is a crash.  Four to six percent is a correction.  However, I’m projecting now that we could ultimately see the market decline more than 50%, between 40 and 55% market loss over the completion of the present market cycle.

Deb:  Between 40 and 50%?

William:  Correct.

Deb:  That’s like the Great Depression!

William:  That’s right.  And what’s happening here, with all this chaos [unfolding now] in the financial world, is essentially a convergence of both secular forces and astrological portents that will be taking place during the month of September, between September 13th and October 8th that is unprecedented.  It starts on the last day of Wall Street trading before the end of the Shemitah year.  Now, I don’t know if you’re familiar with that word, the Shemitah, but during Shemitah years, which occur every seven years, we have witnessed record-breaking stock market crashes on the very day of the Shemitah year, which in the Jewish calendar is Elul 29.  For example, if you go back to September 17, 2001, which was Elul 29 on the biblical calendar, we witnessed the greatest stock market crash in U.S. history up until that time.  The DOW plunged 684 points and it was a record that was held for exactly seven years until the end of the next Shemitah cycle.  On September 29, 2008, which was also Elul 29 on the biblical calendar, the DOW plummeted 777 points which still today remains the greatest one-day stock market crash of all time.

Deb:  Oh my God.

William:  Yes.  Now we are in another Shemitah year.  It began in the fall of 2014 and it ends on September 13, 2015, which is Elul 29 in the biblical calendar.  Now for those who don’t know, the Shemitah year was also called “the year of release” in biblical times because the land was allowed to rest and the financial accounts of those who were in debt were wiped out and cleansed once every seven years.  The seven year cycle can manifest as a blessing as long as a nation follows the will and law of God.  For those nations that stray from God’s law, the Shemitah can bring severe judgment, often striking in the financial realm of a nation realm with severe political and geopolitical implications.

So what’s interesting to note, is that there will also be a partial solar eclipse on September 13th, on the last day of the Shemitah.  And over the past century there have only been two other times when a solar eclipse has corresponded to the end of the Shemitah year.

Deb:  What happened then?

William:  Those two times were 1931, the beginning of the Great Depression where the recession that started in 1929 became a depression on the day of the Shemitah in 1931.  And in 1987.  So both events, we saw the largest stock market drop, one of the most significant drops in the history of the stock market in September 1987.  Both foreshadowed market panics, major financial corrections, recessions, and depressions.

Deb:  Oh great.  (laughs)  Wow.

William:  Also, as we head toward the Shemitah’s climax, the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index — which is considered the DOW Jones Industrial equivalent in the astrological world, which measures the global economics, and geopolitical stability of human civilization — continues its precipitous downward plunge, meaning that conditions are devolving, becoming more uncertain.  So it’s going to descend 494 points from its peak in May 2014 when the year of the Shemitah began and it will descend all the way until it hits bottom in March 2022.  And between this type of convergence of the downward slide of the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index, the Uranus-Pluto archetypal complex that’s been in play since 2012, and the Shemitah year, and we are now seeing this is the date of the last of full blood moons that fall on the biblical festival date during 2014 and 2015 where the blood moon will be a Super-Moon and will be clearly visible from the city of Jerusalem.

All of these [testimonies] augur that things are perfectly lining up for a global financial crisis beginning in the fall and winter of 2015.  So essentially that’s what we are foreseeing here.  Right now what the Markets are detecting, in all the volatility that keeps accelerating and intensifying, is the fact that the bond markets is overheating. So debt [in the form of bonds] on all levels, has become unsustainable, untenable, and ready to implode. All of that is more likely to being to happen in October onward.  So we’re going to see lots of crazy things unfold in the world, and in the markets. Particularly with the stocks in September, and then we’re going to see the government bond markets and the derivatives that are leveraged against those bonds, begin to implode.  When this begins, it is going to be a problem where the Central Banks begin to lose control of the global financial system.

Deb:  Okay.  This is a lot to take in, William, so for the rest of us, this is a lot to take in.  So, one of the things that I had read about — and again, I’m not an expert like you but I wanted to ask you about it.  Isn’t the global bank making some announcement in October about accepting some other currency?  Hasn’t there been talk with Russia and China saying that they don’t always want to have the dollar be the only one accepted?  Is that part of all of this?

William:  That’s certainly part of all of this.  In fact, the Chinese created their own banking system which is now called the AAIP with 95 countries, including England, our closest ally.  There’s a discussion going on right now about using the yuan as a means of trade settlement for this banking system which is a competitor to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank, which both happen to reside in Washington, D.C.   What we’re seeing here is that the world is moving away from the U.S. dollar [as a means of trade settlement and core Central Bank assets by other nations], and the fact that the Chinese are doing a reverse QE [monetary strategy] by selling U.S. treasuries to prop up their yuan, as they continue to purchase gold.  So there is essentially a currency/trade war [in progress] with the United States. They are selling off the $1.4 trillion of U.S. treasury bonds that they hold [in their Central Bank] and converting them into dollars, and then buying yuan with those dollars.  In effect they’re propping up the value of their currency while also devaluing it in order to make them more competitive in world-trade so their manufactured products can continue to be purchased as low prices [by America and Europe], because the issue [with this crisis] really comes down to the fact that nobody’s buying products across the globe.  We have all this capacity, we have all this product out there, but the level of purchasing and the level of consumption is at an all -time low.  In fact, it’s lower now than it was just prior to the Lehman Crisis that occurred in 2008.

Deb:  So if I’m understanding you correctly, dumping the dollar to buy these yuans from China to get the value up on them, is the IMF, if they come at the federal banks and they say this yuan is accepted, the dollar’s going to go down to nothing.

William:  That’s right.  It’s actually not going to happen in one day, but what’s happening now is the IMF is giving great consideration to include the Chinese yuan as part of the SDR [composite basket], which is Special Drawing Rights, or what you would call world money.  So the idea here is that if central banks across the world want to cash out their [core reserve holdings in] U.S. treasuries, the IMF would be willing to swap U.S. treasuries with SDRs.  All that becomes possible if the yuan was included as a composite of the SDR.  Right now that’s not the case, but as soon as it is, then we are talking about the transition of the world reserve currency — the U.S. dollar, established in 1945 under the Bretton-Woods Agreement — will effectively come to a swift end.  That would mean $17 trillion of U.S. dollars would start flowing back into the United States, which would basically crash [the value] of our dollar, and eventually crash our entire [economic] system. This is something on top of all the other challenging and unresolved fundamental issues that we’re we have been dealing with since 2008.  So again, this would be another major thing on top of the issues we’re already dealing with.  The real issue has to do with the fact that nothing was fixed [during the 2008 crisis].  Nothing!

Deb:  Smoke and mirrors.  They did smoke and mirrors.

William:  Correct.  And for those partisan political folks out there listening to this program that believe voting for Hillary Clinton or Jeb Bush is the ultimate solution [to this nation’s problems], just remember that it was both George Bush and Barack Obama who bailed out the financial system.

Deb:  Yeah.

William:  So both parties are liable.

Deb:  I agree.  Listen, my feeling — this isn’t a political show, but just for the record, I have to claim my chair — I just think that the last thing that this world needs is another Bush or Clinton.  But from what I’m hearing you say, the next obvious question to you is: okay, we can see that they never fixed it.  We can see that there’s a systemic problem; they just put a little makeup on the situation to keep their heads buried in the sand so that the world stayed status quo.  But at some point, and this is the point we’re at, the obvious is going to become inevitable to accept.  So what do we do?  We’re being prepared, you’re telling us, we’re aware.  What is it that you want listeners, and I include myself, what do we do?  What do we do to be best prepared because we obviously can’t stop it?

William:  Well, I think the first thing we need to do is no longer use the mainstream financial media as a means to guide our decision-making [and form our opinions].  This applies as well in terms of making any future financial decisions and preserving one’s wealth. Because one of the things I predicted — this prediction was posted on my blog back in the [early] summer — is during the weeks ahead, we can expect excessive rationalization by the talking heads of the mainstream financial media, make unprecedented proclamations of assurance.  Including President Obama, in order to prevent the loss of credibility and confidence with the general populace as we witness unexpected volcanic shocks to the global system that continue to accelerate and intensify.  So the first thing you’ve got to do is stop listening to Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, as the sources of information that help guide you or formulate your decision about what you may need to do in order to protect your pension, or protect your 401k, to protect your savings.  That’s the first thing.  Because remember, the moment people lose confidence in the system, it is the beginning of the end for [the system], for they cannot continue their [policy] of financial repression that only empowers a small group of elite or what is now termed “The 1%,” while it disempowers the 99% over the long-term.  So that’s step number one.

Deb:  Okay, everybody, and I see people in the chat room — “Thank you for asking this, Deb, taking notes” — me too.  So the first thing is let’s not believe the mainstream media because they’re going to try to rationalize this when it starts to fall apart, they already are, so just stop going to them because you can’t expect the truth when the truth isn’t in them, and that’s the first thing we need to do.

William:  Step two would be to prepare for a financial dislocation event, like what we saw recently in Greece where capital controls can be put into place.  Where they’ll say, “don’t worry, your money is safe but you can only take out 200 bucks” and then the cash machines run out of money by 1pm [like they did in Cyprus].  Where your MasterCard, or credit card, or debit card will only work up to a certain amount. Where you can get gas [for your car] over so many days. Where there will be issues and problems with all electronic transactions in stores.  Where we’ll see a suspension of certain services as capital controls are imposed.  People tell me, [when they hear this] “well, that never happened, that stuff just sounds like something out of a movie!”  Well, in fact that DID happen, when they closed the banks for 4 days in March 1933 and confiscated all the gold. They also did a form of a bail-in for certain accounts that had at that time $1000 and over — keep in mind most people didn’t have $1000 in their checking or savings account — and they gave them an IOU for both the gold and for their money, which they did not receive back until 1953.  The bank bail-in gold confiscation act, where people lost money and many of them did not live long enough to get compensated back.  And when they did get compensated it was at the 1933 [monetary] level of compensation, not the 1953 level that included inflation.  So, it’s happened before! Keep in mind the government was flush with money [in 1933]. We had trade surpluses.  We were 73% of the world’s GNP, the largest manufacturer, the largest producer, exporter.  We were the largest exporter of oil.  Today we have the largest trade deficit in the world.  We consume oil more than any nation; we’re a consumption, not manufacturing economy.  We manufacture very little. Manufacturing is only 8% of the economy.  We consume more than all the nations of the planet combined, and yet we make less and less.  We have the largest debt of all the countries in the world combined.  The government is both broke along with the corporate system.  Back in the ’30s the government had real assets, it was the corporate system that was broke.  Today both corporations and the government are broke.  So when people tell me that what I’m saying is just never going to happen, it tells me that they are very, very uninformed about [history and] what is now in play.

Deb:  Okay, I have to pause for a minute because this is very overwhelming.  And I’m getting different messages in the chat room here.  So first of all for the naysayers about this dislocation event, you’re saying, look, people, it’s already happened in 1933, the banks were closed for four days, and not only did it happen and they confiscated the money and the gold, the United States was a heck of a lot stronger back in 1933 than we are now.  So imagine if that happens with the situation we are in now.  So that’s point #2?

William:  That’s point #2.

Deb:  Alright. Okay.  So, I think we’re all waiting with bated breath.  Now this #2, this potential dislocation event and all that, that could happen in October or this whole thing starts in October and then it comes soon after?  Where is that in the sequence here?

William:  It’s a good question.  It could happen somewhere in early October, but it could happen a few months down the line.  I believe the big events will begin to go off where the central banks will begin to lose control and all emergency measures, including Quantitative Easing 4, will be invoked.  But I believe they can only hold off these type of financial dislocations where many of the banks begin to go under and go into receivership with the government.

Deb:  For how long can they hold that off?  So you’re saying a dislocation event could happen in October, November, December, January.  It could happen anywhere in there?

William:  Yes, it can.  We’ll probably see it happen in other countries first, and thinking we’re protected and we’re going to hear again the bobbling rationalization from the talking heads…

Deb:  Right.

William:  …saying, “Don’t worry, all is well, this is just a healthy correction,” but that is certainly not going to be the case.  If anything, we’re going to see what happened around the world eventually catch up to us.  I don’t think it’s going to happen here first.  We’ll see it in other countries, maybe in October we’ll start seeing it in China.  We’ll start seeing it throughout Asia.  We’ll start seeing it throughout Europe, and the Middle East too.

Deb:  Yep.

William:  It’ll start spreading like a virus, and then when it happens, it’ll happen swiftly here [with the U.S. markets].  And I’m not saying this is going to last forever, or that we’re going to be eating canned food out of caves, or that we’re going to become a “Mad Max” civilization.

Deb:  Right.

William:  But I do see a period of several months where we’re going to live in a world where all the certainty that we had, certainly since the Second World War, is going to be turned upside-down and evaporate.

Deb:  Yep.

William:  And so that could last for a period of 30 days, 3 months, some people say 6 months, but based on what I’m seeing it’s between 30 days and 3 months.

Deb:  Okay, so William, what’s the next point?  Because we want to know what we need to be doing because obviously knowledge is power.  And what other suggestions or what’s the next point you want to make to us?

William:  Well, the next point has very much to do with a statement by Damian McBride, an advisor to Gordon Brown, who suggested that he stock market downturn that began a couple weeks back could lead to civil disorder or other situations where it would be unreasonable for someone to leave the house.  And that was a very telling statement.  That tells me that time is short, very short.

Deb:  Say that again please, I missed that.

William:  The top advisor to Gordon Brown, who was essentially the head of the central banking system in the UK, suggested that the stock market downturn could lead to civil disorder and other situations where it would be unreasonable for someone to leave their house.  So this is a very telling statement.

Deb:  So Baltimore?  Everywhere is Baltimore and Ferguson, is that it?

William:  Well, those are all [systemic] symptoms of what we’re going to see spread throughout the nations. The government has done a pretty decent job at containing it, but they can only can contain it in a few areas.  Once the [large scale] dissent begins to spread, it will no longer be considered a racial issue, but more of issue of gross economic inequality compounded by and escalating crisis as fiscal dislocation events that begin occurring. Then at some point,  what we saw on TV will become something that happens in our own town or city.

Deb:  Yeah.

William:  So, one of the things that I’m suggesting is get hard cash in a safe place now.  Don’t assume that the banks and the cash points will be open.  Don’t assume that the bank cards will work.  That’s number 1.  Number 2, have enough water, food, and other essentials to live off of for a period of at least 30 days.  Also, we will see a disruption in communications systems, at least for a period of time.  We have to have rallying points where if communication gets cut off, where people can head to.  These are things that are now being talked about in the UK.  If the bank bailouts didn’t work in 2008, we would’ve had massive financial dislocation events.  What’s now coming is on 20 times that scale because the level of debt has exploded, 60% greater than it was in 2008.  And yet, the global economy, when you factor in inflation and you use real hard numbers, has actually contracted.  What we’re seeing here with the markets is just a prelude of things to come.

Deb:  So William, let me ask you this.  If we’re not going to be leaving the house, and the phone, and the internet and all that — it doesn’t bother me because actually, I mean I love my radio show, but I think a tech break would be good, but it’s going to give everyone a heart attack.  You know, food, water, things like that, but if you can’t get to your money to buy anything, if you’re — well, you’re getting, what, 0% in the bank anyway — so what do you do, I mean, gold, silver — if people want food and water, is gold and silver even going to be worth it to have?

William:  Well, people say, well, you know, I can’t lose this amount of money, I’m really worried.  I say, well, how much is it that you cannot lose, absolutely cannot lose?  And they’ll give me a different number.  Five thousand, ten thousand, a hundred thousand, whatever it might be.  I say take that money, cash out, convert it into silver or gold coins or silver and gold bullion, keep it in a secure location that you can get to in your home or somewhere else in a private, secure location facility.  That will be your insurance because a lot of people just can’t pull their money out of their 401k, they can’t —

Deb:  Right.  You’re not going to take it all out.  You’re not suggesting to people, okay, take out everything that you have.  You’re saying take a portion of what you have and convert that into cash dollars or something that is a hard asset like gold and silver and so forth, right?

I’m going to read something from someone in the chat room: “Countries always draw on their gold reserves from the Fed.  I would like to know why they even put their gold into the Fed’s vaults to begin with.  Gold and silver will not be as good as people think if a real serious crash comes.”  Did you have a comment for that?

William:  Yes, it will, because the assumption is that the currency system will still be in place; in other words, we’ll have more of the same thing all over again.  That’s just not going to happen.  I always hear this from people, it’s not going to be the same.  What we had last time was a liquidity problem, and basically they flooded the system.  What we’re going to have now is a debt problem that’s going to result in a global breakdown and restructuring, or systemic crash followed by a restructuring of the currency system.  So valuations are going to go back to where they really need to go, and as a result that’s going to impact the currencies and the value of things.  So the only way to ensure that you don’t lose value is to put things into silver or gold.  However, that being said, I’m telling people have at least $4,000 in cash, in 20s, 10s, and 5s, because if you were affected by Hurricane Sandy, you could take a 20 dollar bill, go to the gas station and say “I need some gas” and they would accept that 20 dollar bill.  Not a gold coin, but a 20 dollar bill, to fill up your tank because the electronic cards weren’t working.  So, those types of things.

Deb:  So you’re saying $5,000 in cash?

William:  Four to five thousand.  At least $2,000.  This is not to pay rent.  No landlord is going to come knocking on your door during a financial dislocation if you can’t electronically send them your check.  No one’s going to shut your electricity off, at least during a crisis — the government will put certain [emergency controls and] things into place.  They have to do so, else they could [quickly] lose the country if people lose complete faith and the government completely does a “Katrina” on us, if you know what I mean.

Deb:  Yep.

William:  They’ll lose the country in the process.  And then people will start pulling their guns out.  So, what they’re going to do is put certain government controls in place, and certain capital controls in place.  So you’re going to want to have that cash for this type of event.  You’re going to want to have some gold and silver for those who have a certain amount of wealth that they want to preserve because we’re going to have a currency crisis that’s very much connected with all this debt and leveraged debt created by the central banks.

Deb:  Wow.  Okay.  So.  Here we are.  What else?  Well, don’t be afraid.  We knew it was coming.  A lot of people know that something — whether you believe in the metaphysical, the astrological, if you’re just looking at numbers and you have a unique ability to put it all together, and that’s why you speak around the world as an expert on these topics, and this is your business and this is what you do.  So, what you’re saying is, look, don’t be afraid, don’t panic, we knew it was coming, these are the simple things you can do in the immediate short-term.  You’ve got to have some cash on you.  It’s not like the world is going to fall apart in a day, but there are going to be some serious changes.  And what you’re saying is, the idea that things are going to go back to normal, there’s going to be a new normal.  So you’re saying it could be a whole new currency.  We could have dollars one day and wake up with “patriot dollars” after this, right?  It could be a whole new thing.

William:  Right.  We don’t know how it’s all going to play out.  Nobody does.  But most everyone who I listen to, in terms of who I follow, who by the way have great track records, [– and I’m not talking about the astrologers, per se –] are saying the same thing.  By the way, there are many astrologers out there who [disagree and] believe that everything is fine, that the economy is roaring along. That the Obama Recovery is almost now complete, and Hillary Clinton will get elected on a landslide as a result.  However, in the financial community, those who invest and make trades independently of Wall Street, who have clear visibility on their financials, who are really on the up and up with geopolitical events, and again have a great track record on calling what happens next, all are in agreement now — and these are billionaires like Eric Sprock for example. It’s not a matter of “if;” it’s a matter of “when,” “what day,” and “what level of impact.”  Everyone agrees the level of impact of the crisis will be much greater than 2008.

Deb:  And 2008 was devastating.

William:  Right, and this will be much greater.  In fact, it will be worse than the ’30s in terms of what happens [to the middle class].  Nobody really knows exactly how the central banks will respond. So we are in unchartered territory.  We’re in The Twilight Zone.  The astrology definitely alludes to that.  In fact, I’ve been writing about this before many of these Wall Street people began writing about this.  We saw major problems unfolding in the world within the mundane astrological community — when we looked at the horoscopes of nations and central banks, and the horoscopes of first-trade stocks and of corporations, and the first-trade charts of bonds and the markets – where we saw a correlation of major and severe stressful portents impacting many of those horoscopes. All essentially occurring between 2014 through 2022.  And what we’re seeing now, is playing out perfectly according to the larger mundane astrological cycles.  For those folks listening who dabble in astrology, or those who are even professionals who don’t look at this type of data, won’t see what’s happening.  But for those that do, it’s very clear.  There’s a direct correlation now between the astrological and the secular data trends. There’s almost like a perfect storm brewing.  What we’re also seeing that is now happening with the presidential election [underway], with the fact that Jeb and Hillary, the establishment candidates, are no longer [the central focus and] being talked about in the mainstream news, but rather Trump and Bernie Sanders. The fact that everyone is talking about Trump and Sanders is a very telling sign that people have lost confidence [in the political and economic system].

Deb:  It is, yeah.  I can’t believe that all the people that are leading the polls are non-politicians.

William:  That’s right.  They’re certainly not mainstream.  Trump is from one extreme and Sanders is from the other extreme in their respective parties.  And the people who run those major parties don’t want them to be the nominee.  In fact, they’re going to pull out all the stops to end their campaigns. The moment this occurs and goes down, it will dramatically change the dynamic of the race in 2016.  What you’re seeing now is not even being factored in [by the political pundits].  There’s going to be a completely different political landscape the day after the big [meltdown] event.   What I’m saying is, don’t even try and contemplate who’s going to win right now, who’s ahead, who’s behind.  What I can say is with certainty is, expect the unexpected [in this race].

Deb:  (laughs) Expect the unexpected.

William:  Yes.

Deb:  Right.  But it all connects.  So what you’re saying is, you look at the stars, you look at that Jewish calendar, the Shemitah year, you look at the Wall Street billionaires.  You look at all of it together, and they’re all validating one another.  So even if you don’t believe in one thing, the other thing is still saying the same thing and that perfect storm is happening right now.  And the fact that the outsiders are leading the polls in the political landscape is just saying people don’t have confidence, don’t have faith in the system, it’s just one more thing.  And once this happens, there’s going to be a whole new awakening, and it’s going to be a very different landscape.  But I have to make some more comments from the chat room — they want you to comment on this.  “Didn’t William just say a currency system will be in crisis?  All bull—-.  What we’re going through now is a result of the Fed’s secret manipulation that refuses to reveal with the IMF and the World Bank.  I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump is being set up to fail.”  Any comments on that?

William:  Yes.  There is a lot of talk now with the way it’s all being played out so perfectly, that this is all choreographed by the global elite.  There’s a lot of evidence for that, and I do not discount that at all.  In fact, my contention is that they are going for a massive asset grab [after the financial implosion that they created], where they will be purchasing the sovereign assets of countries and central banks, and taking total ownership of whole nations after this event occurs.  However, the way I see it [play out] is that it will set off a global revolution, not just in politics but in thought, in social institutions and [establishment] structures.  The way we’ve defined ourselves [as a nation] since 1945 is going to go through a complete breakdown and revolution.  Even the [nation’s] oligarchical elite, a group that denies its own existence and is hidden in plain sight, is going to go through their own “come to God” moment during this great unfolding.

Deb:  And what’s the good news for the rest of us?  Is there going to be more fairness, justice, appreciation, respect?  I mean, are there going to be good things coming out of this stuff even though it’s going to be painful, this transition?

William:  Ultimately, it will.  But we’re going to have to go through the death and transformation before we have the birth and the renaissance to follow.  We’re going to have to get through this period [of pain, change and crisis].  This is what I’m seeing during this period between now, from 2014 through 2022, when it will hit rock bottom, before it begins to rebound in a dramatic way [through 2030].

Deb:  But that’s a big space there, William, between 2014 and 2022.  That’s a lot of years.

William:  Yes, it is.  And that’s why I’m telling people to prepare, telling people that they’re going to have to rethink their lives no matter what age they are.  The Baby Boomers are going to have to reconsider that cushy retirement plan.  The Generation Xers are going to have to rethink if they really want to go further up the corporate ladder when they’re actually making substantially less than their older peers.  And Generation Y is going to have to rethink what type of world they want to live in 40 years from now and they’re going to want to see things go through a much greater change than many of their Baby Boomer parents are willing to tolerate and deal with.

In the ’60s, we saw generational wars, and now we are going to see big [collective] argument [unfold among the generations] about what type of future we need to have in order to have a sustainable, tenable, and thriving global civilization [in the future].  And right now, the way [the system] is modeled, it benefits the older generation and the 1% [power elite]. It benefits a very small segment of the population that’s aging, and disempowers the [social upward mobility of the] younger population and those who are not in the upper echelon of the income bracket.  You’re going to see major disparity and fighting between the generations [in the months and years ahead] and it’s going to be very much connected with the massive gap of social and economic inequality gap that is growing, and will be put onto the table shortly after this [reconfiguration] event.

Deb:  Alright.  Well, I tell you what, we’re at the end of the show.  I just want to thank William and thank everybody for being here.  I have to ask you if there’s an emergency call and we have our BlogTalkRadio on air, would you come back?  We may need to hear from you again in the next month or so!  But I want people to go to your website and your Facebook page to get the updates so we can all stay informed and be aware and be prepared.  Tell people how they can connect with you.

William:  They can connect with me through my Facebook page and my website, and I often blog and make posts on what is happening, real time, not just commenting but also making forecasts and predictions from it using the sophisticated astrological techniques that I employ to these global events that are now in play.

Deb:  Well, we’re getting a lot of positive feedback in the chat room, and thank you everyone there for participating and being part of the show.  And, William, I think the hope that we have to have here is it’s a blessing to be warned, and thank you for sharing this with us.  But we shouldn’t be afraid.  We have some things that we can do; we have some time to do it.  Most of us that are listening to you and following you have already realized that something’s been going on anyway.  Don’t listen to the media.  Don’t listen to the news stations.  And take care of yourself, and protect yourself and it’s a process that’s going to be difficult but there is light at the end, right?  And we have to stay positive, right?

William:  Yes.  I think it’s very important to stay positive.  There is light at the end of the tunnel.  We are going to have a better world, better government, a better country.  We are going to begin to work out these major issues that have been suppressed [within the collective]. The “more of the same but only worse” [meme] is going to come to a swift end.  We’re going to go into a period of uncertainty but in that uncertainty, something very potent and creative will emerge, and something very good will come out of it all.

Deb:  Okay.  Well, we want you to come back.  I’m going to trust that you will and thank you so much and God continue to bless your work.  William, we really appreciate you, and everybody go connect with William right now so you won’t forget.  Get to that Facebook page, your posts are great, and thank you SO very, very much, William.

William:  Thank you for having me on the show, and I really look forward to us talking again in the near future.

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Uranus-Pluto Square Alignment 2012 – 2015: The Economic Collapse Has Already Begun

The Velocity of Money

As I noted in 2009 at a lecture I gave in New York, the velocity of money* – an important economic indicator – was lower than during the Great Depression. Since that time things have gotten even worse.

*The velocity of money is the rate at which a dollar moves from one person to the next through the economy.

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Greek Banks On Verge Of Total Collapse: Bank Run Surges “Massively” As Depositors Yank €700 Million On June 5  Alone

Read: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-06-05/greek-banks-verge-total-collapse-bank-run-surges-massively-depositors-yank-%E2%82%AC700-mill

http://www.zerohedge.com


The Econ Bond Yields All Over Europe Soaring Indicating That The Central Banks Are Losing Control As Greek Default Looms

On Tuesday, June 2, ahead of the ECB’s policy announcement today, German Bonds sagged, and the 10-year yield soared from 0.54% to 0.72%, drawing a squiggly diagonal line across the chart. In just one day, yield increased by one-third!

Makes you wonder to which well-connected hedge funds the ECB had once again leaked its policy statement and the all-important speech by ECB President Mario Draghi that the rest of us got see today.

And on Wednesday, June 3, the German 10-year yield jump to 0.89%, the highest since October last year. From the low in mid-April of 0.05% to June 3rd’s 0.89% in just seven weeks! Bond prices, in turn, have plunged! This is the definition of a “rout.”

Other euro sovereign bonds have gone through a similar rout, with the Spanish 10-year yield soaring from 1.05% in March to 2.07% today, and the Italian 10-year yields jumping from a low in March of 1.03% to 2.17% now.

Blackbox Forecast of the World’s Banks:

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The Global Financial Reset Has Already Begun – China’s Yuan Currency

China’s yuan currency, which Washington has long alleged was manipulated, is “no longer undervalued,” the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.

This decision by the IMF underscores a larger shift in the global balance of power from North America to Asia – for there is no doubt that there are serious cracks in the foundation as the U.S. petrodollar has lost its potency as the world reserve currency hegemony.

The upcoming five year review of the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket will formally be placed on the IMF agenda in October. This summer, China will be part of the negotiations to include the renminbi in a basket of the IMF’s de facto currency alongside the dollar, the yen, the euro and sterling.

Financial Reset will commence when China formally shows the IMF and the rest of the world that its gold reserves has surpassed the U.S.


“Kaboom” Event – Shanghai Composite Stock Index

The Shanghai Composite stock index was slammed on Thursday, May 28, dropping by 6.5%! Why is that important? Because over the last year, the Shanghai exchange has grown to be the third largest in the world. Here are the ten largest stock exchanges in the world by total market capitalization, as of April 2015, according to the World Federation of Exchanges’ monthly report. With a total end of April market cap of $5.6 trillion, Shanghai is the third largest exchange in the world after the two big U.S. exchanges.

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The Global Economy = The Titanic

The chief economist of the world’s third largest bank, HSBC’s Stephen King, has compared the global economy to the Titanic. He believes that we are now nearer to the next global recession than we are to the last one which ended (at least for the too big to fail Wall Street banks) in June of 2009.

“The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats …” – HSBC

  • Four areas of high risk identified by HSBC
  • Risk of stock market crash
  • Pension funds and insurers may not meet obligations
  • Chinese recession may drag U.S. into recession or depression
  • Premature rate rise would expose very fragile global economy
  • “There aren’t enough lifeboats to go around”
  • Gold vital lifeboat when global ship strikes iceberg

In a note to clients on May 20:

“We may not know what will cause the next downswing but, at this stage, we can categorically state that, in the event we hit an iceberg, there aren’t enough lifeboats to go round.

“The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats. Global debt has soared by 40 percent since the Great Recession. We now have a staggering $200 trillion of debt globally, or almost three times the size of the global economy. The world economy is like an ocean liner without lifeboats. If another recession hits, it could be a truly titanic struggle for policymakers.”

– HSBC’s Stephen King


The Geopolitical Collapse Among the World Powers Has Already Begun – The Chinese Navy

The Chinese Navy on May 20 warned a U.S. military surveillance plane multiple times as it flew over a contested military installation being constructed on man-made islands in the South China Sea.

The U.S. is planning on flying such surveillance missions at lower altitudes over the islands and sailing U.S. warships within miles of them to make clear the United States does not recognize China’s territorial claims.

A CNN team was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon as it flew over the islands.

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Oil Price Plunge Will Be The Black Swan Trigger for Next Global Crisis

On December 23rd the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) closed above 18,000 for the first time after data allegedly showed the U.S. economy posted its strongest growth in more than a decade! The DOW has tripled its March 2009 lows, trading at 18.5 times forward earnings, higher than the 10-year average of 13.9.

DJIA Graph 2005 - 2014

However what you probably don’t know is that when the DJIA just blew past 18,000, high yield debt is starting to crash again, and Bloomberg’s Commodity Index for Industrial’s
(BCOM:IND) dropped below the 2008 financial crisis lows of 125, for the first time.

INDU and BCOM

The collapse of the commodity prices  is considered a “leading indicator” by most Wall Street pundits of where the broader markets are heading and this is an ominous trend in regards to the stock market. Because prior to the horrific collapse of stocks in 2008, the high yield debt of the bond market that is based on the price of commodities and energy prices collapsed first.

Below is a clear example of what happened with the commodity markets that led up to the financial crash of 2008.  The graph below of the U.S. High Yield B Total Return Index Value shows that high yield bonds began crashing early September, two weeks before the Lehman Stock Market Crash on September 15th 2008:

Commodity Markets Leading Up to the Financial Crash of 2008

US High Yield B Total Return Index Value

However, the U.S. stock market did not crash and bottom for nearly another 3 months (early December) AFTER the debt collapse of the corporate junk bond market:

DJIA Sept-Dec 2008

High Yield Debt,  the Commodities Market, and Junk Bonds

The point is, what happens to high yield debt is often an excellent indicator of what is about to happen to stocks and nearly 20% of the commodities market is composed of energy bonds. Because of the declining price of oil, the panic in energy bonds is starting to infect the broader markets. So if you really want to know where the stock market is heading in 2015, keep a close eye on the market for high yield debt by looking at the recent activity on the high yield debt on the the junk bond market.

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond (HYG) First Trade Horoscope

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG)

Above is the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) ETF first trade horoscope.
The iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF seeks to track the investment results of an index composed of U.S. dollar-denominated, high yield corporate bonds.

DJI vs HYG

Since the beginning of November, junk bonds have been falling steadily on the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG), as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) has continued to reach new heights…

Keep in mind that the dynamic, as shown above, is one that is neither sustainable or tenable, nor is it one that will persist indefinitely. Either junk bonds will rebound or U.S. stocks will start falling.

Blackbox Planetary Transit Forecast to the
iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) ETF First Trade Horoscope

iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) Blackbox forecast 2015

The blackbox planetary transit forecast to the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd (HYG) ETF first trade horoscope portends a period of extreme volatility and drastic price changes. For the Uranus-Pluto square alignment throughout 2015 will continue to exert tremendous downward pressure on the high yield corporate bond market — a testimony that the junk bond market will continue to fall in the coming months ahead.

Baltic Dry Index 1985 - 2014

In addition, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which is one of the best leading indicators of economic activities, measures the demand to ship raw materials and precursor materials to production.  The BDI indirectly measures global supply and demand for the commodities shipped aboard dry bulk carriers, such as building materials coal, metallic ores, and grains. As of now the BDI is at the lowest point since 2008.

Due to the recent  collapse of commodity prices along with  massive fleets of credit-driven malinvestment-based shipping vessels, the BD just plunged back below 1000, now at its lowest for this time of year since 2008.
BDI 2014

Keep in mind, not only are commodities crashing but Crude Oil is cliff-diving:

Crude Oil Prices 1990 - 2014
Meanwhile, the $9 trillion carry trade is starting to unwind.

The following is an excerpt from a recent Zero Hedge article

Oil’s collapse is predicated by one major event: the explosion of the US Dollar carry trade. Worldwide, there is over $9 TRILLION in borrowed US Dollars that has been ploughed into risk assets.

Energy projects, particularly Oil Shale in the US, are one of the prime spots for this. But it is not the only one. Economies that are closely aligned with commodities (all of which are priced in US Dollars) are getting demolished too.

Just about everything will be hit as well. Most of the “recovery” of the last five years has been fueled by cheap borrowed Dollars. Now that the US Dollar has broken out of a multi-year range, you’re going to see more and more “risk assets” (read: projects or investments fueled by borrowed Dollars) blow up. Oil is just the beginning, not a  standalone story.

If things really pick up steam, there’s over $9 TRILLION worth of potential explosions waiting in the wings. Imagine if the entire economies of both Germany and Japan exploded and you’ve got a decent idea of the size of the potential impact on the financial system.

And that’s assuming NO increased leverage from derivative usage.

In many ways 2014 is the new 2007 with all the negative potential but 1000 times more explosive going into 2015, as  similar economic patterns that were in play going into the financial crisis of 2008 are now happening once again, with the stock market becoming completely divorced from economic fundamentals as the “real economy” continues to disintegrate.

President Barack Obama signs the Omnibus Spending Bill in Washington

Another Ominous Sign of Financial Trouble

Five “Too Big To Fail” Banks U.S. With More Than $40 Trillion Each In Exposure To Derivatives

Another ominous sign that we are heading towards a financial trouble is President Obama recently signed omnibus spending plan that changed several provisions in the Dodd-Frank law  that restricted derivative trading and the use of depositor money for Wall Street gamblers.

What that means is bankers can use depositor money and if or when the markets blows up and the banks are in trouble again, depositors (checking and savings accounts, along with trust funds, and pensions) will be on the hook for trillions of bad bets by the Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks.

There are 5 TBTF banks in the United States that each have more than $40 trillion in exposure to derivatives of various types. They are as follows:

JPMorgan Chase

Total Assets: $2,476,986,000,000 (about $2.5 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $67,951,190,000,000 (more than $67 trillion)

JPMORGAN CHASE & CO.-JPM

Goldman Sachs

Total Assets: $915,705,000,000 (less than a trillion dollars)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $54,564,516,000,000 (more than $54 trillion)

GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC.-GS

Bank Of America

Total Assets: $2,152,533,000,000 (a bit more than $2.1 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $54,457,605,000,000 (more than $54 trillion)

BANK OF AMERICA-BAC

Morgan Stanley

Total Assets: $831,381,000,000 (less than $1 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $44,946,153,000,000 (more than $44 trillion)

MORGAN_STANELY-MS

Citibank

Total Assets: $1,894,736,000,000 (almost $1.9 trillion)
Total Exposure To Derivatives: $59,944,502,000,000 (nearly $60 trillion)

CITIGROUP INC.-C

Citigroup was the driving force behind recent legislation to use taxpayer money to insure banks against losses in the risky derivatives market. Citigroup has increased the amount of derivatives on its books by 69% since 2007. Americans already bailed out Citigroup during the financial crisis to the tune of $45 billion, plus $2 trillion in emergency loans!

Oil Derivative Contracts and Bailouts (and Bail-ins)

300 Trillion Derivative Losses

Former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts stated that he thinks that the legislation was passed because of the trouble that has been brewing from the oil derivatives, which is now estimated to be nearly $300 trillion in future derivative losses! 

Why else would  Citigroup be pushing this bailout to Congress in such a hurry?  Simple, because the TBTF banks have placed some very bad bets on oil derivative contracts and are going to need another massive bailout,  or rather I should say a “bail-in”, when they come due in the coming months ahead.

Keep in mind that the recent bill was a bad deal for Main Street when both Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and Republican Senator Ted Cruz  – who are total polar opposites in the political spectrum  – but not on this issue, voted against it. About 40 Senators also voted against it from both parties, but it was not enough to stop it from going to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

Below is the 2015 planetary transit multi-blackbox forecast to the five TBTF banks in America:

TBTF 5 Major Banks Blackbox Forecast 2015 - 2016
TBTF 5 Major Banks Blackbox Forecast 2015 – 2016

If we look  further into the longer planetary cycles that are now in operative over the forth-coming months ahead we can see heading for another global crisis.

Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index

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Before we proceed, lets review quickly what the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index is. The Cyclic Index (the graph above), 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 are 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 next and final Uranus-Pluto square alignment will occur on March 16th 2015.  During this period, Mars will enter Aries and conjunct Uranus and square Pluto. This highly dangerous and volatile planetary combination that augurs powerful shocks to the system, drastic changes in financial position, titanic power plays and attempted takeovers, accelerating market volatility, major market corrections, currency crisis, bank panics, and often unexpected and sudden large-scale economic failure.

Final Uranus-Pluto Square in 2015

Since 2008 the United States  has wallowed in slowly degrading financial conditions, hidden by bogus economic statistics, suppressed interest rates, reckless monetary policy, and artificial stimulus (TARP/QE – central banks pumping cheap money into the financial system), in an attempt to prop up and  manipulate stock prices and equities markets in an attempt to prevent a deflationary depression.

QE History with the S&P 500

Projecting forward, the final Uranus-Pluto alignment in the Winter of 2015 occurs during which time the Cyclic Index makes its precipitous downward plunge, descending 497 points from its peak in May 2014 at 996 to 456 in March 2022, indicating that we are heading into a perilous period where the damage control that was put in place in 2008-09 by the central banks and government will begin to wear-off.  The excessive rationalization and applied perception management on the part of the government pontificated by the mainstream media will begin to lose credibility with the general populace as day-to-day uncertainty  fraught with “high strangeness” increases, as “volcanic shocks” to the global system continue to intensify.

Barbult Index 2011 - 2027Today we have the greatest debt bubble in history. And we also have the greatest asset bubble in history that includes stocks, commodities, and real estate.  The last time an asset bubble burst was in 2008 because of the subprime crises, due to a small tranche of loans that went bad, which triggered a financial panic and a debt crisis to follow.

Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index_2010-2020

Now have a similar scenario which is very likely to occur again and mundane astrological portents augur major trouble ahead as geopolitical and financial shock-waves continue to accelerate and intensify with tremendous pressure on oil derivatives along with the debt underpinning the energy sector. This will likely trigger major turmoil and trouble in the derivatives markets as oil and energy derivative contracts come up short and invoke expected margin calls that will trigger the next global crisis.

2014 - 2015 Cartoon

Prediction:

Things will quickly unravel as we enter 2015, and the populace will soon forget much of the recent propaganda that the U.S. economy is growing strongly and that job creation is robust, for the world has NEVER been in a more precarious economic, financial, and geopolitical situation that it’s in right now. As those Derivatives go bad, it will exert massive and insurmountable losses in the Credit Default Swap (CDS) markets, which in turn will take out the major banks. For it is clear we are about to undergo a period of pain, change, and crisis as we witness radical events of collapsing global currencies along with the breakdown and collapse of unsustainable, obsolete, and untenable systems of finance and banking.

The Meaning of the Mayan Calendar End Date Within the Context of Modern Astrology

The Mayan Long Count Calendar was developed around 200 B.C.E. in Izapa, Mexico, using data calculated over hundreds of years. The Mayan Long Count start date according to scholars began on August 11th, 3114 B.C.E and the target end date will be on December 21st, 2012.

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The Mayan Long Count End Date (13.0.0.0.0 in the Long Count) represents the rare alignment of the Winter Solstice Sun crossing through the Galactic Equator along the dark band of stars at the center of the Milky Way Galaxy, and the Ecliptic (the path of the Sun) that will occur exactly 11:11 AM Greenwich Mean Time.

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Our solar system, the Sol System, is located in our galaxy, the Milky Way, at the outer reaches of the spiral arm, the Orion arm, and is approximately 26,000 light-years from the center. As the Solar System orbits the Milky Way galaxy it follows a path that travels above and below the equator of the galactic plane.

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The Mayan Calendar is based on a 260-day astrological almanac that is based on a sacred divinatory tradition. The Mayans systematized time in blocks of 20 years and grouped these in sets of 13.

Tzolk’in 260-day astrological calendar:

tzolk

The core of the Mayan Calendar is a prophetic calendar based on 13 numbers and 20 astrological day signs. The 13 numbers cycle through the Mayan day signs 20 times (13 x 20 = 260), taking 260 days for a complete cycle. A complete 260-day cycle is called a tzolkin by the Mayans, and closely correlates the Venus visibility interval (length of time as either “The Morning Star” or “The Evening Star”) of 263 days.

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According to the Mayans the completion of a Long Count is 5,125 years. The Long Count is subdivided into 260 sections (5,125/260 = 19.71) resulting in nearly 20-year units of time that correlates closely with the Jupiter/Saturn cycle of 19.86 years. In modern astrology the Jupiter/Saturn cycle is considered of the greatest importance in shaping the course of history and the development and the evolution of long-term social structures (religion, law, philosophy, and government).

newsevents_banner2_170_300These 20-year intervals are known to the Maya as k’atuns. K’atuns are generational markers for the Maya that are marked by sacred ceremonies (as one ends and another begins) each having their own set of prophecies associated with them.

260 Katuns

So there are 260 k’atuns in the Long Count, and December 21st is the end of the last k’atun. Although there is no clear prophecy according to Mayan scholars for the ending of the Long Count on December 21st, there are prophecies for the groupings of the 13 k’atuns (19.71 x 13 = 256.23 years) known as the Short Count, found in the Maya sacred book of the Chilam Balam (Jaguar Priest).

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The k’atuns were read by the Mayan priest for purpose of divination – in tandem with the Tzolk’in – the 260 day calendar, that foretold the fate of their civilization for that particular period.

Each of the 13 k’atun’s was named after its concluding day-sign Ahau (‘Lord’). And each day-sign had a detailed and explicit fated outcome attached to it. The most recent k’atun of 4-Ahau which began April 6th, 1993 states that this will be a time of great difficulty resulting in mankind’s disharmony of spirit. According to the Chilam Balam the delineation of k’atun 4-Ahau prophecy is a follows:

There will be scarcities of corn and squash during this k’atun and this will lead to a great mortality. It is the k’atun of remembering and recording knowledge.

This was the same k’atun period during the founding of Chichen Itza (832 AD), a large pre-Columbian city built by the Maya, when the man-god Kukulcan (also known as Quetzalcoatl) arrived.

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According to the Mayan Elders, during the period of 4-Ahau k’atun (1993 – 2012), resources will be scarce, natural disasters will increase, and the people will be troubled and anxious about what the future may bring. This k’atun also states a period of remembering (old) and recording knowledge. From this, many Mayan Elders believe that the Mayan Masters will reincarnate during this period to spread the wisdom and knowledge throughout the world to ease the time of purification, and open the way for collective transformation.

dark-rift-alignment-2012The next k’atun 8-Ahau will begin on December 21st, 2012, which comes at the completion of a Long Count (5,125 years) and measures the changing of the “suns” in the precession of the equinoxes: a 25,700 year galactic cycle, and the precession of a Mayan Grand Cycle of 25,630 years. According to the Chilam Balam the delineation of k’atun 2-Ahau prophecy is a follows:

For half of the k’atun there will be food, for half some misfortunes. This k’atun brings the end of the “word of God.” It is a time of uniting for a cause.

According to Mayan Elders during the period of 8-Ahau k’atun (2012 – 2032), scarcity in essential resources (food, fuel, and water) and economic distress will continue to intensify, as natural disasters will accelerate and increase in frequency. This k’atun also states the end of the “word of God.” For the Mayan Elders this will be a period where there will be collapse of false belief systems, both sacred (religious) and secular (such as science based on mechanistic materialism) as a new paradigm begins to emerge. Thus, people will lose confidence in religious leaders and government officials, leading to doubt and distrust of world leadership in providing the necessary solution and guidance during this period of unprecedented global crises.

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The prophecy states “this is a time for uniting for a cause.” The Mayan Elders say this will be period of suppression of dissenting voices in all areas of life by governments creating civil unrest that will lead to violent forms of group defiance and rebellion. Nations will suppress other nations, groups will suppress other groups, and the use of violent force will increase. Therefore, we are likely to see a reemergence of large scale organized protest movements around the world, e.g. “Occupy All Street,” with the primary driving issues being social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the unwarranted influence of banks and the financial sector on government.

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Mayan Long Count End Date13.0.0.0.0 – World of the Fifth Sun

The Mayan Calendar End Date is set for December 21st, 2012 at 11:11 AM GMT in Chichen Itza, Mexico. From the perspective of contemporary Western Astrology, the horoscope for this cosmological event shows the Solstice Sun at 0° Capricorn at the World Point shortly before dawn. The most outstanding configuration in the horoscope is a Yod, also known as the Finger of God that consists of two planets sextile (60° aspect) in relation to each other, with both quincunx (150° aspect) in relation to a third.

In the Mayan End Date horoscope, Saturn (8° Scorpio) and Pluto (8° Capricorn) are in exact sextile with each other, with both in quincunx to Jupiter (8° Gemini).  The Yod configuration aspect activates a powerful conduit of energy from the two harmonious sextile planets (Saturn and Pluto), in the direction of the quincunxed planet (Jupiter).

The meaning the Yod configuration may augur the process of collective spiritual maturation that will require humanity to discard religious dogma and restore its relationship between man and God in order to be in the right relationship with the Divine. This configuration also suggests that many of the intractable problems facing our civilization will reach crisis level, causing great suffering that will deepen humanity and make it question and be more open to a greater understanding of the higher laws of life and the universe.

Also in the horoscope figure the Moon is in Aries, separating from a conjunction of Uranus, while the Sun is close to the Galactic Equator (27° GC), exactly sextile Neptune, and forms a conjunction with Pluto.  Thus the Mayan Calendar End Date may signify a radical reconfiguration of our civilization marked by a period of deep soul searching, as humanity begins to seek the answers to its own enigma as a species and the meaning of its existence and place in the cosmos.

The Mayan Elders have stated that the meaning of the Long Count Calendar change is a time of purification and a period where humanity must undergo a collective spiritual death-rebirth transformation in order to overcome its dark, destructive nature. Therefore we are not facing a single moment of change but an era of change.

mayan_JoseArguellesAccording to Jose Arguelles, the person who put the Mayan 2012 end date on the map, says, “Everything that we know, everything that we are, is about to undergo a substantial and radical alteration.” The end result is that the human mind/body is evolving so that we can become empowered multi-dimensional beings.

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Time is accelerating due to that fact the Solar System is passing through high-energy particle zone in space. The high energy particles are bombarding our bodies affecting our (junk) DNA, thereby increasing cellular frequency. Therefore thought-to-action, e.g. the “Law of Attraction”, will accelerate along with the general rate of cause and effect.

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If Arguelles is right, signs of meta-consciousness will likely increase as we begin the Mayan 5th Age of the Sun. Therefore we can expect a dramatic increase in meta-conscious states, such as intensified level of synchronicity (unique timing of events that seem related, but not caused one by the other), an awakening to ESP and telepathy (to know things outside the rational mind), heightened altered states awareness that allow one to see and feel energy fields, and the ability to remote view the future.

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Western astrology also indicates that we are also in an era of change based on the Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index between 2001 and 2022, and a succession of major outer planetary alignments positioned on the Cardinal Points (Equinoxes and Solstices) happening between 2008 and 2016.

Cyclic Index

The Cyclic Index is plotted by calculating ten subsets of angular separations of the five outer planets, Jupiter through Pluto. The angular separations of Jupiter-Saturn, Jupiter-Uranus, Jupiter-Neptune, etc. all the way through to the tenth subset, Neptune-Pluto, are added together and plotted on a graph.

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The ascending arcs of the graph are times when the planets are moving toward (0°-180°) opposition.  In the example above the four outer planets (Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) began moving toward opposition after 1914 and were farthest apart shortly after the Jupiter/Saturn conjunction in September 1921.

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The upward phase of the Cyclic Index indicates the period’s economic growth, expansion and development. The upward phase coincides with collective optimism, social stability, advances in civil rights and emancipatory movements, creative breakthroughs and innovation, scientific ingenuity, public unrestraint, and periods marked with prolific artistic creativity.

Decending Arc

Descending arcs are times when the planets are moving toward (180°-0°) conjunction. Troughs in the graph are thus planetary line-ups. In the example above, the four outer planets (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto) began moving toward conjunction after the Jupiter/Saturn opposition of July 1932 and were closest together in February 1941.

The downward phase of the Cyclic Index coincides with periods of economic contraction and financial crisis. The downward phase coincides with societal breakdown, increasing pessimism, political instability, reactionary movements, resource crisis, periods marked by confusion, general chaos, restraint and moderation, global tension, military conflict, and destructive resource wars.

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The fluctuation of the Cyclic Index originates in the alternative movement of the ascending (0°-180°) and descending (180°-0°) phases of all the cycles, as if the solar system was expanding and contracting.  The good periods go hand-in-hand with celestial expansion, as the planets separate from each other, and the critical times occur simultaneously with planetary concentrations, or conjunctions.

Barbault 20th CenturyAs an example, in the 20th century the Index collapsed at the time of both the First and Second World Wars. Astrologers who have studied the Cyclic Index in depth agree that it is a reliable future indicator of global economic and social stability, political relations, military conflict, and technological development.

Index 2001 - 2008

The first decade of the 21st century spanning from 2000 to 2008 illustrates a long downward phase in the Cyclic Index. This period began with a significant stock market correction in March of 2000 followed by the September 11th attacks in 2001 that triggered a war in Afghanistan and subsequent U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq in 2003. In general the decade was dominated by several wide ranging topics, such as international terrorism, nuclear proliferation in North Korea and Iran, major trade imbalances, concerns over energy resources, increasing global demand of oil from the Middle East, global warming, the rising economic growth of China and the slow but steady economic decline of Japan, and the United States.

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Moon-Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Uranus-Pluto T-Square, July 30, 2010

During 2010 the slow-moving planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto formed a T-Square configuration (when two or more planets in opposition make a square to a third planet), within 0° of the World Points of the Cardinal signs.  The World Points are 0° of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) and 15° of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). Planets located at these degrees express their archetypal power on the global stage with direct and unequivocal force, like a super volcano ready erupt.

Cyclic Index 2010 - 2010

The outer planet Cardinal T-Square alignment in late July 2010 corresponded to a period marked by a tangible intensification and acceleration of imminent environmental catastrophe, and near-term exhaustion of natural resources and fossil fuels due to exponential population growth and accelerating global consumption. This period has also been marked by a stagnating global economy and a worldwide debt crisis that reached a dangerous new phase, particularly in the United States, Japan, and the Eurozone which is clearly in an advanced state of decline.

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The Uranus-Pluto square alignment will have seven exact passes from 2012-15, making it the longest alignment of Uranus to Pluto in more than 500 years. In 2012, there were two of seven Uranus-Pluto square alignments. The Mayan Long Count will occur nearly 93 days after the second Uranus-Pluto alignment on September 19, 2012. If the Mayan Long Count could be compared to the hour hand of a historical clock, the Planetary Cyclic Index would be the minute hand, and the Uranus-Pluto square alignment would be equated as the second hand.

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The general tenor of Uranus-Pluto alignments is revolution – the Dionysian (Pluto) impulse for revolutionary empowerment and 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.

Below is a listing of the Uranus-Pluto major alignments, the starting and ending dates, accompanied with the most significant historical events during the 220-year period following the discovery of Uranus in 1781.

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Uranus-Pluto Opposition (September 19th 1792 – July 04th 1794):

  • The French Revolution
  • United States Bank Panic Of 1792
  • The Haitian Revolution
  • The Polish Revolt
  • The Whiskey Revolution in Pittsburgh, PA and the Monongahela Valley
  • Polish-Russian War of 1792
  • Burmese-Siamese War

Panic1819BookUranus-Pluto Waning Square (January 1st, 1820 – September 04th 1821):

  • United States in Deep Recession From the 1819 Panic
  • Scottish Insurrection in Great Britain
  • Revolution in Spain
  • Revolution In Portugal
  • Revolutionary War Of Independence in Peru
  • The Greek War of Independence
  • Ottoman-Persian War

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Uranus-Pluto Conjunction (June 25th 1850 – March 23rd 1851):

  • Second Industrial Revolution in Great Britain: Revolved around steel, railroads, electricity, and chemicals
  • The Taiping Rebellion of China
  • San Francisco Gold Rush
  • Winchester Rifle
  • Breech Loading Cannon
  • Great Fire of San Francisco
  • Slave trade Abolished in Washington, D.C., but slavery allowed to continue in the Southern States
  • Levi Strauss make his 1st pair of Blue Jeans
  • Harvard Observatory takes 1st photograph of a star (Vega)
  • First National Women’s Rights Convention Convenes in Worcester, MA
  • Telegraph connection between London-Paris linked
  • The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India

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Uranus-Pluto Waxing Square (October 21st 1876 – August 25th 1877):

  • Great Sioux War of 1876
  • The Second Rebellion Against the President of Mexico
  • The April Uprising revolt by the Bulgarian population against the Ottoman rule
  • The Satsuma Rebellion Against the Meji Government of Japan
  • Hamburg Massacre in Aiken County, South Carolina
  • Battle of Little Bighorn River
  • Anti-Chinese rioting swept the city of San Francisco
  • Germany in Economic Depression
  • Rail Road Service in the U.S. Grinds to a Standstill Due To Strike

Boxer_RebellionUranus-Pluto Opposition (January 31st 1901 – November 6th 1902):

  • Boxer Rebellion in China
  • New York Stock Exchange Panic of 1901
  • The Philippine-American War
  • Unification of Saudi Arabia War
  • Anglo-Aro War
  • The United States becomes the world leader in industrial production making 24% of the world total output, followed by Britain (19%), Germany (13%), Russia (9%) and France (7%)

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Uranus-Pluto Waning Square (April 21st 1932 – Jan 17th 1934):

  • The Great Depression
  • Constitution Revolution in Brazil
  • The Aprista Revolt in Trujillo, Peru
  • The 1932 Salvadorian Peasant Uprising
  • The Siamese coup d’état end absolute monarchy in Thailand
  • Populist Revolution in Cuba
  • Ecuadorian Civil War
  • Japanese Invasion of Manchuria
  • Shanghai War of 1932
  • Chaco War
  • Colombian-Peru War
  • Third Reich – Adolf Hitler Comes To Power in Germany
  • Nation Bank Holiday & Gold Confiscation Act in the United States
  • Glass-Steagall Act
  • Securities and Exchange Commission established to oversee Wall Street trading
  • The United States becomes the worlds industrial superpower as its production exceeds the combined output of Britain, Germany, Russia, France, and Japan

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Uranus-Pluto Conjunction (October 9th 1965 – June 30th 1966):

  • ’60s Counter Culture Revolution
  • Dominican Civil War
  • United States Occupation of the Dominican Republic
  • Indo-Pakistan War of 1965
  • Civil War in Chad
  • Korean DMZ Conflict
  • South African Border War
  • Namibian War
  • The Colombian Armed Conflict
  • The March of Intifada in Bahrain
  • Coup d’état in Ghana
  • Ulster Volunteer Force was Created to Wage War on the Irish Republican Army
  • United States Debased its Coinage
  • Malcolm X Assassinated
  • Watt’s Riot in Los Angeles
  • “Great Society” Act
  • Race Riots and Looting in Atlanta, Chicago, and Cleveland
  • People’s Republic of China Denotes First Nuclear Bomb
  • United States Doubles its Draft Quota – Vietnam War Escalates
  • Large Scale Anti-War Rallies in 4 Major Cities in the United States
  • “Flower Power” and the Counter Culture Revolution
  • “Psychedelic Revolution”
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Women’s Liberation Movement
  • Gay Rights Movement
  • “Free Love” Sexual Emancipation Movement
  • Human Potential Movement
  • Environmental Movement
  • “Beatlemania” – The Beginning of the World Music Movement
  • Microprocessor Revolution
  • Information Revolution

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Uranus-Pluto Waxing Square (Jun 24 2012 – Mar 16, 2015):

  • “Occupy All Street” Global Protest?
  • A Constitutional Crisis?
  • The Breakdown of 2-Party System of Government?
  • U.S. Dollar Collapse?
  • Social Revolution in Europe
  • Social Revolution in the United States
  • Political Revolution in China?
  • Government Disclosure of the Extraterrestrial Presence?
  • Emergence of Peak Oil Crisis?
  • Euro Zone Collapse?
  • Derivative Market Meltdown?
  • Third Industrial Revolution: revolves around Nanotechnology, Artificial Intelligence, Fusion Power, Solar Energy, Wireless Power, 3-D Printing, and Robotics?
  • The Emergence of “Peak Oil”?
  • New International “Reserve Currency to Replace the Dollar?
  • Sovereign Debt Implosion?
  • Bee Colony Collapse Disorder?
  • Iran Detonates First Nuclear Bomb?
  • Regional War in the Middle East?
  • Military Crisis the Korean Peninsula?
  • Japan Military Crisis with China?
  • 2nd Woman’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 4?
  • Marital Law Imposed on U.S. Cities?
  • Drone Strikes on Civilians within the United States?
  • Income Tax Reform?
  • U.S. Immigration Reform?
  • China surpasses the United States as the World’s Next Industrial Superpower?

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The next Uranus-Pluto square alignments will occur on April 20th and on November 1st, and will be hitting the heliocentric North Node of Jupiter – the planet of economic expansion and wealth. Therefore we can expect a continued intensification and acceleration of social and political breakdown among many nations throughout the globe, particularly in the European Union, due to a weakening economic environment of bankruptcy, monetary debasement, high unemployment/underemployment rates, large scale demonstrations, nationwide strikes and riots in major cities, leading to increasing polarization and political partisanship and government in taking measures against its own citizenry, that will ultimately lead that radical reconfiguration of the monetary system and global power structure.

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2012 – 2024:

A pronounced drop of the Barbault Planetary Cycle Index occurs 497 days after the Mayan End Date, during the peak of the Uranus-Pluto square alignment in the spring of 2014. The Cyclic Index continues to decline until it reaches its baseline trough in 2020-22, during the Saturn-Pluto conjunction, and remains there until 2024. The “Great Recession,” that began in 2007 (Phase I) in the United States under G.W. Bush during the Uranus-Saturn opposition when the Saturn-Pluto square was in applying orb, was followed by a liquidity crisis in 2008 . This was  followed by a sovereign debt in Europe and global bank solvency crisis in 2010 (Phase II) as the Uranus-Pluto square was in applying orb. Since 2010 the deteriorating global economy and financial markets have been artificially bolstered by massive amounts of monetary liquidity (digital money creation) by the central-banks. As we approach the Mayan Long Count in late 2012, we are close to the global economic “tipping point” (Phase III) where sovereign debt and bank solvency issues will reach crisis level in Asia, such as Japan which is already buckling.

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To the Mayans, the approach of Long Count End Date represents the end of a 25,625-year long cycle that began in 3113 BC and signifies the transition from one world age to another, as humanity moves into alignment with higher consciousness. The period from 1998 – 2016 is the “Sacred Hall of Mirrors” that, according the Mayans, is a time of upheaval (storms, earthquakes, global warming, economic collapse, social revolution, food and resource shortages, radiological contamination, destructive war) that would hasten the awakening of humanity and the rise of global consciousness and become the dawn of a new era in human civilization.

Therefore, we should expect a period of continued global economic contraction leading to depression level status in certain nations including the United States, friction over trade and resources among nations, high unemployment leading to large-scale protest, an acceleration of extreme weather, and general world decay, from 2012 to 2022.

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However, starting in 2023 the Cyclic Index moves into an upward phase, indicating a period of rapid economic growth, social and cultural development and general optimism. Most likely, astounding technological progress and spiritual advancement will be the central feature of this decade. In fact, it is even arguable that during this period we can expect the rise of artificial life on Earth with greater-than-human intelligence as we begin to develop the first generation computers that are self-aware with superhuman intelligence – A.I., where large computer networks that become sentient. We can also expect the development of nanotech computer/human interfaces that will give humans superhuman intelligence. Also, we can expect a major breakthrough in alternative energy systems and the full implementation of fusion power to begin to replace diminishing fossil fuel reserves. We can also expect major breakthroughs in the biological sciences that will improve the quality of human life and dramatically extend lifespan with minimal aging.  As we approach “technological singularity” by 2030, humanity will be at a turning point by being the first species to be on the verge of taking control of its own evolution. Different types of technology – genetic, robotic, information, and nanotech – will converge and will lead the human enhancement capabilities that will literally change what it means to be human.

 

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Cardinal Climax: Fasten Your Seat Belts, A Turbulent Decade Ahead!

During 2010 the slow-moving planets of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto will align into a T-Square configuration (when two or more planets in opposition make a square to a third planet), all within zero degrees of the World Points of the Cardinal signs. The World Points are 0 degrees of the Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn) and 15 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius). Planets located at these degrees express their archetypal power on the global stage with direct and unequivocal force, like a super volcano ready erupt.

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Grand Cardinal Climax T-Square Chart July 2010

Although there have been previous T-Squares involving these planets, e.g. the last one occurred in 1932, what makes this one historically significant is that it isexactly aligned along the World Points. The last time civilization witnessed an outer planetary alignment of this magnitude was in 410 A.D. which coincided with the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, the world’s first global superpower, and was followed by a period of massive cultural, demographic and economic decline and disruption for approximately 400 years.

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There were more than 20 powerful planetary alignments concentrated in the late spring and summer of 2010, involving Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto. This celestial phenomenon has been termed by astrologers as the “The Cardinal Climax,” since during a typical year, only a small number of planetary alignments occur and they are often spread throughout the year rather than a few-month span.

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The world has been feeling the nascent effects of the Cardinal Climax since the fall of 2008. By mid-summer of 2010 the Cardinal Climax peaks in intensity and continues its waning effects throughout the first half of the decade. Many astrologers believe that the Cardinal Climax will not be all that dramatic; rather, it will be simply be a turning point in history, believing 100 years hence when historians and astrologers look back that they will be able to identify a period of William Stickevers - Prometheustime when a paradigm shift occurred for human civilization, and that the summer of 2010 will be at the center of that span. However, other astrologers, such as myself, believe that the Cardinal Climax represents a tangible intensification and acceleration of imminent environmental catastrophe and near-term exhaustion of natural resources, in conjunction with 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.

Cardinal Climax Planets and the Meaning of Their Aspects

Before we proceed further, below is a definition of each planet within the context of mundane astrology that makes up the Cardinal Climax:

  • Jupiter: A nation’s rule of law and its judges; it rules the upper classes of society; charities, philanthropic institutions, the “high arts” and the established culture of any nation. It represents a culture’s dominant religion (e.g. Christianity in the U.S or Shinto in Japan), publishing, universities, and a nation’s sense of future and manifest destiny. As Jupiter represents the principle of expansion, growth and the impulse to ascend and grow, is linked with a nation’s free market exchange system and commodity markets. It also rules over free trade, international commerce, a nation’s import/export and business sector. It also rules the beliefs and principles of a nation’s constitution. It is closely associated with a nation’s sovereign wealth as represented by its Gross National Product. In politics it is associated with what is termed the conservative “right” who embodies the unquestioned and accepted social truth in a society.
  • Saturn: Rules to principle of structure, materiality, time, concrete manifestation, history, and tradition. In a society it rules government authority and how it controls and administers public policy. It also rules a nation’s hierarchical layers of government, such as its administrators, its bureaucrats, along with formal policies and procedures. It also rules property, insurance, and state institutions that which creates order in the society. It represents the elderly and retired population living off state pension and entitlement programs. It represents the civil service system, government bureaucracy, and the national security state of any nation.
  • Uranus:  Political, social, and technological revolutions. Economic change, reforms, strikes, political dissidents, heavy industry, new technology, political and liberal social activist. Political parties and innovations in society that are in need of collective change.
  • Pluto: It rules the secret convert organizations such as the CIA, the NSA. It rules military black projects and what has been term by alternative media as the shadow government. It rules the gambling and racketeer criminal underworld and organized crime such as the American Mafia, the Japanese Yakuza.  It rules political grass-root movements that initiate massive reform sweeping change in a nation.

November 2008: Saturn Opposition Uranus

The prelude to the 2010 Cardinal Climax began back in November 2008 during the Saturn/Uranus opposition, the first of five that coincided with the Great Stock Panic of 2008 that saw a 27% drop of William Stickevers - Saturn Uranus Oppositionthe S&P Index in less than 4 weeks. Saturn/Uranus cycles are associated with the stripping away what is outmoded, obsolete, and unsustainable, and realigning a society to a higher ideal and life purpose. Therefore, Saturn/Uranus transits often indicate periods of extreme economic stress that coincide with major market corrections and low points in an economic cycle.

November 15, 2009: Saturn Square Pluto

William Stickevers - Saturn Square PlutoThe next major planetary event occurred on November 15, 2009 when Saturn squared Pluto, the first of three aspects that coincided with the debt standstill of Dubai real estate market that nearlytriggered a systemic failure in global financial markets. Saturn/Pluto historically has been observed to be a period of massive socio-economic stagnation, resistance, and breakdown.

In Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, astrologer Richard Tarnas writes that

“the Saturn/Pluto cycle coincides with especially challenging historical periods that are characterized by intense contraction: eras of international crisis and conflict, empowerment of reactionary forces and totalitarian impulses, organized violence and oppression, all sometimes marked by lasting traumatic effects. An atmosphere of gravity and tension tended to accompany these three or four year periods, as did a widespread of epochal closure: ‘the end of an era,’ ‘the end of innocence,’ the destruction of an earlier mode of life that in retrospect may seem to have been marked by widespread indulgence, decadence, naïveté, denial, and inflation.” (p. 209, Viking Penguin, pub.)

January 31, 2010: Saturn Square Pluto

The second pass of the Saturn/Pluto square occurred January 31, 2010. This event coincided with the declaration of the “Recession is Over!”, by eight out of ten government economists as Wall Street forecasters were predicting the greatest financial comeback story in stock market history, with the Dow Jones Industrial moving well past 10,000, even though there were a number of disturbing economic storm clouds ahead.

What many public investors did not realize was that the Dow 10,000 in March 1999 was not the same in value as the Dow 10,000 in November 2009.  For back then in March 1999:

  • United States unemployment was 4.2 percent. In 2009 it was 10.0 percent and rising.
  • Oil traded around $16 per barrel. Oil in 2009 was trading above $80 a barrel.
  • It took 91 cents to buy one Euro, in late 2009 it costs almost $1.50.
  • An ounce of gold cost $280 in 1999; in November 2009 $1050.
  • The national debt was 40 percent of GNP. By fiscal 4th Quarter of 2009, it was over 70 percent of GNP.

May 22, 2010: Jupiter Opposition Saturn

The next planetary event occurred on May 22, 2010 when Jupiter opposed Saturn, the first of three alignments that occurs every 20 years that often brings significant changes in institutionalized William Stickevers - Jupiter Opposition Saturngovernment. It also correlates with demographic shift, reallocation of power, changes in established social hierarchies, financial restructuring and reengineering of  national infrastructure in regards to service, manufacturing, and transportation sectors,  the development of natural resources, and the implementation large scale scientific, construction, and public work projects.  The second Jupiter/Saturn configuration coincided with a major slide in the U.S. stock market, capping the worst May for the Dow Jones Industrial Average since 1940, while the Euro slumped and Gold and U.S. Treasuries rose in response to a downgrade of Spain’s debt rating. The next and last Jupiter/Saturn opposition will occur on March 28th, 2011 during America’s Saturn Return.

May 27, 2010: Uranus Ingress Into Aries Conjunct the World Point

TWilliam Stickevers - Uranus 0 Arieshe celestial build-up continued with Uranus ingress into Aries on May 27, 2010. Uranus – the outer-planet associated with change, innovation, and revolution – conjunct the World Point (0 degrees of Aries) signifies a quantum leap in human civilization. This will begin the shift in the collective global consciousness toward rebellion against the status quo and the restricting political, social, and economic structures.

June 8, 2010: Jupiter Ingress Into Aries Conjunct Uranus

This was followed by expansive Jupiter’s ingress into Aries and conjunction to Uranus on June 8, 2010. This was the first of three conjunctions that Jupiter and Uranus will make between now and January 2011. The Jupiter/Uranus cycle occurs every 14 years and appears to have much to do with the growth and awakening of human consciousness and furthering the evolution of mankind. In particular, it encourages the growth of the Promethean spirit of rebellion, emancipation, innovation, defiance, and self-will.

This first conjunction of Jupiter/Uranus is extraordinary in that it occurred at the World Point at 0 degrees Aries, sending out a powerful broadcast across the global collective and awakening the Promethean impulse for heroic individuation. Therefore, we can expect pervasive adventurism, a widespread interest in the occult sciences, and a sudden cultural shift away from the conventional and conservative. We can also expect during this period bold scientific initiative, daring epic pursuits, and a renewed interest in manned space exploration, along with revolutionary developments artificial intelligence, alternative energy systems, and the development of wireless power technology.

On a personal level the Jupiter/Uranus archetype is associated with the timing of major personal breakthroughs involving a sense of unexpected and sudden blissful awakenings. These types of personal breakthroughs often involve an extraordinary expansion of consciousness, psychological rebirths, brilliant intellectual insights and sudden intuitive leaps in understating and realizations, and cognitive blissfulness in what has been known as “peak experiences.”

Historically the major alignment of Jupiter and Uranus are noted for periods of vast scientific discovery, technological invention, and creative breakthroughs in the arts.  This planetary alignment is also recognized for periods in which great artistic achievement and major cultural milestones occur along with vast social liberation and the emergence of celebrated artists, musicians, writers, and poets. According to astrologer Richard Tarnas, Jupiter/Uranus alignments coincide with a major transfer of power from a long-established world view to a radically new one.

The Jupiter/Uranus alignment in June 2010, a world transit, coincided with the once-in-a-lifetime transit of Uranus opposition Uranus for those people born in late 1968 and through mid-1969. Jupiter and Uranus both crossed their natal Uranus at the same time. This recent event was in fact the same extraordinary convergence of personal and world transits that happened with Galileo, Descartes, and Einstein.  In each case their great scientific breakthroughs were recognized, celebrated by the established hierarchy of their respective eras and quickly circulated into the larger public when the Jupiter/Uranus world transit precisely coincided with their individual Uranus-opposition-Uranus personal transit.

Effects on the charts of the Fed, the U.S., the UK, Germany, Greece, Macedonia and Japan

June 21, 2010: Summer Solstice and Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Pluto Grand Cross

William Stickevers - Summer Solstice chart

June 26, 2010: Partial Lunar Eclipse

The Summer Solstice (when the Sun ingress into 0 degrees of  Cancer) on June 21, 2010 filled in the point of the Cardinal T-Square, featuring  Jupiter, Uranus and Pluto, forming an energetic Grand William Stickevers - Partial Lunar Eclipse 2010Cross. This was shortly followed by a Partial Lunar Eclipse on June 26th, 2010, when the light of the Moon mysteriously darkens at the luminous height of a Full Moon. The Full Moon at 4º46’ Capricorn was united with Pluto in opposition to the Sun/Mercury conjunction, completing the Cardinal Square by all four elements – Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. This was a preview of the complex Cardinal Climax phase that was forming in the heavens on July 31, which had powerful set of effects upon the world. This configuration is powerful and complicated at once. The need to take action is urgent.

The Lunar Eclipse made intense contacts with the horoscopes of Germany, Greece, Macedonia, and Japan. It also buffeted the U.S. chart, the UK chart, European Union chart, and the Federal Reserve chart.  Eclipses have traditionally been viewed as a bad omen. The presence of Pluto indicates a reawakening of the Kali archetype of death, destruction, and recreation, a time when matters come to light in the global collective on issues that have been brewing under the surface. Forceful collective action and power struggles are likely manifestations where the common people (the Moon) rise up to meet head-on a powerful elite (the Sun).

“The Third Depression”

William Stickevers - New Great Depression - The Third DepressionThis high-powered celestial event brought a number of looming crises and issues to the collective forefront. First, with the methane gas fears in the Gulf of Mexico and, second, with the economy as the Dow lost 10% in Q2 and the S&P 500 ending below 1,040 while the CBOE volatility index, widely considered the best gauge of fear in the market, went above 34. An indication that the alleged recovery in the U.S. and Europe has essentially stalled with echoes of mid-1931, as the price of gold continued to soar while the yield on the 10-year Treasury bonds hit their lowest levels since 1962. This event also coincided with the aNew York Times editorial titled “The Third Depression” written by op-ed columnist and Noble prize winner for economics Paul Krugman. Krugman wrote:

“We are now, I fear, in the early stages of a third depression. It will probably look more like the Long Depression than the much more severe Great Depression. But the cost — to the world economy and, above all, to the millions of lives blighted by the absence of jobs — will nonetheless be immense.”

July 11, 2010: Total Solar Eclipse

On July 11, 2010 the second solar eclipse of 2010 occurred. This was a total eclipse, when the whole of the eclipsed body of the Sun is blocked out and darkened at the New Moon. Solar eclipses signify William Stickevers - Total Solar Eclipse Chartbeginnings and usually manifest as events in the outer world. This eclipse occurred at 19°24′ of Cancer, tightly conjunct the malefic star Wasat, a star of Saturn (karma; restriction; sorrow) and Mars (violence; action; conflict; warfare). Wasat is a malevolent influence, awakening violence and destructiveness as a first principle, governing chemicals, poisons, and gas. The symbolism of the Solar Eclipse correlated with the large buildup of methane gas coming from the BP Gulf Oil spill as the concentration of oil in the water began to break down, creating methane and hydrogen sulfide, depleting the oxygen and creating the possibility of a dead zone in the Gulf. There were also reports of the discovery of a large methane bubble under the Gulf that could explode and cause a major tsunami.

Astrologically, solar eclipses signify the fall of the mighty. Significant flaws in a system that have been marginalized and have direct bearing on stability are revealed around this time. Dell Horoscope astrologer Bill Meridian says,

“Any event that occurs in the week around an eclipse takes on extra importance, Events that occur in the week prior to an eclipse also have a fated quality, in which affairs do not turn our as expected. In the week after the eclipse, matters and decisions are important but do not take on a fated quality. Turning to birthdays, a birthday in the weeks around an eclipse promises an important year. If the birthday is in the week prior to an eclipse the year will take an unexpected turn. If the birthday is on the day of the eclipse, it will be a most a fated year over which the person has little control.”

Solar Eclipse and the U.S., Germany, Russia, Japan, South Korea, North Korea, the Chicago Board of Options Exchange, and the New York Stock Exchange

The horoscopes of the United States, Germany, Russia, and Japan are buffeted by the solar eclipse along with both South Korea and North Korea. The Solar Eclipse chart buffeted both the horoscopes of the [NYSE CHART] New York Stock Exchange and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. This event coincided with a report from CNBC that the Dow Jones Industrial Average is repeating a pattern that fell during the Great Depression. Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor, said, “The economy is still in the gravitational pull of the Great Recession, and all the booster rockets for getting U.S. beyond [its gravity belt] are failing.” Also, investor confidence fell over the possibility that the American recovery has stalled just as the Asian economy hit the buffers as China’s manufacturing index, which has been falling since January, hit 50.4, just above the break-even line of 50. Momentum seems to be flagging everywhere, whether in Australian building permits, Turkish exports, or Japanese industrial output.

William Stickevers - United States Natal Chart and Total Solar EclipseThe days of believing the Obama propaganda about a jobs recovery are over. The trillion-dollar corporate handouts (neatly named “stimulus”) may have kept big business in the money for the past 18 months and artificially propped up the stock market, but small business is the real canary in the coal mine.

Saturn (ruler of restriction, control, depression, karma, and errors) at 29°27′ Virgo conjuncts the U.S. Mid-heaven; therefore, a crisis of confidence in the nation’s leadership will occur as a result of the Obama administration’s slow and incompetent response to the BP Gulf oil spill and his poor handling and prosecution of the war thus far in Afghanistan.

The Solar Eclipse Saturn to the U.S. Midheaven may also augur that the trillion-dollar corporate handouts (neatly named “stimulus”) that essentially kept the stock market artificially propped up and big business in the money, for the past 18 months has run out of steam. Therefore, it is likely that the days of the Obama Administration official position about a jobs recovery is over.

Astrologist Linda Schurman of Ithaca, NY, who accurately predicted a major oil spill back in January 2010 on Coast-To-Coast AM – the most listened to radio show of its kind in the world – believes the Solar Eclipse on July 11, 2010 could coincide with a crisis in Russia. According to Schurman the spill will be contained by September, accomplished through incremental processes.

July 26, 2010: Saturn Opposition Uranus

Then Saturn makes its last opposition to Uranus on July 26, 2010. French astrologer Andre Barbault William Stickevers - Saturn Uranus Opposition 2010has found that the Saturn/Uranus cycle is strongly related with the politics of order, reform and reorganization. The Saturn/Uranus opposition coinciding with the longer Uranus/Pluto cycle augurs the collapse and deconstruction of the current system in order to clear the way for radical social and political reform to occur.

July 30-31, 2010: Mars Opposition Uranus Conjoined Saturn
August 3, 2010: Mars Opposition Jupiter Squaring Pluto

On July 30, 2010, potent Mars also opposed Uranus and conjoined Saturn on July 31, 2010. Mars then opposed Jupiter and squared Pluto on August 3, 2010, bringing buried aggression to a crescendo. Therefore we can expect a breakdown in political relations and increased tensions, which will likely erupt as foreign crisis especially in the Middle East and the Korean peninsula.  Also, this multiple planetary alignment coincided with a solar C-class flare that erupted from a sunspot and mixed with a rare form of magnetic filament. The combination of this produced a coronal mass ejection. As a result energy infrastructure will be increasingly vulnerable to unanticipated severe weather events caused by changing climate patterns leading to a greater frequency of brownouts and supply disruptions for business.

August 3, 2010: Jupiter Square Pluto

Jupiter then squared Pluto on August 3, 2010. The Jupiter/Pluto cycle has been known to closely correlate with the growth of international terrorism. It also stirs the collective impulse for power, William Stickevers - Jupiter Square Plutoambition, and extremist behavior and relates to the rise of plutocracy, where the degree of economic inequality is high while the level of social mobility is low. Economically, Jupiter-Pluto alignments can produce booms and investor optimism, but it equally it can create economic policies based on unrealistic future projections. Therefore, we will see an acceleration of quantitative easing (increasing the supply of printed and digital money when the bank interest rates are close to zero) by the central banks that will likely set the stage for rampant monetary inflation that can lead to currency devaluation.

In societies in crisis, Jupiter-Pluto alignments often bring long-held discontent of the populace to the surface; therefore we can expect a rise in populist movements and grass-roots activism to dramatically increase. In regards to international politics Jupiter-Pluto alignments can augur military action in an atmosphere of acute tension. Therefore, we must continue to monitor events in the Middle East, the Korea peninsula and the Eurozone.

August 16, 2010: Jupiter Opposition Saturn

On August 16, 2010 Jupiter opposes Saturn for the second time. This alignment closely coincided with the stock market dive as depression fears worldwide grew. Fears that the United States and William Stickevers - Jupiter Opposition Saturn August 16, 2010Britain could slip into a protracted depression intensified as markets and investors became foreboding as Federal Reserve and the Bank of England took a very guarded economic outlook.

Therefore, we will likely see business and industry continue to contract amid a large-scale generational transition. Also, we will continue to see financial losses – from both the personal and corporate – increase.  The old way of doing business gives way to the “new;” however, the tensions and stresses in the global economy will peak in this time period. Smaller banks will continue to fail under the crushing weight of nearly $1.4 trillion in commercial real estate defaults that begin in the year 2011. This will continue to the year 2015.

Peak Oil

August 21, 2010: Saturn Square Pluto

On August 21, 2010 Saturn squared Pluto (3rd time). The Saturn/Pluto cycle corresponds closely with the history of petroleum production. Based on a number of independent projections 2010 will be the William Stickevers - Saturn Square Pluto August 21, 2010year of what has been termed by scientists as “Peak Oil,” meaning that worldwide demand for oil will outpace production.Therefore worldwide oil production in the year 2030 will be the same as it was in 1980. However, the world’s population in 2030 will be both much larger (approximately twice) and much more industrialized (oil-dependent) than it was in 1980.Consequently, worldwide demand for oil will outpace worldwide production of oil by a significant margin.

Cardinal Climax and Peak OilJohn Hofmeister, the former Shell executive and author of his new book Why We Hate the Oil Companies, at a World Affairs Council meeting predicted Americans are on the path toward blackouts and gas lines, and the federal government’s tools to prevent it are broken. “Within a decade I predict the energy abyss looks like brownouts, blackouts and gas lines,” said Hofmeister. “Our federal government, when it comes to energy and the environment, is dysfunctional, it’s broken, and it’s unfixable in its current form.” As a result, the price of oil will dramatically increase, and oil dependent economies will begin to crumble, as international tensions soar and resource wars soon follow.

You Say You Want a Revolution

William Stickevers - Uranus Square Pluto - 2012June 24, 2012: Uranus Square Pluto

On June 24, 2012 Uranus will square Pluto. There are seven (7) exact squares between Uranus and Pluto within a three-year period from 2012 to 2015.The square between Uranus/Pluto features power struggles, with imminent revolutionary feelings. The Uranus/Pluto square will intensify the impulse for radical and sweeping social change that will cause great disruptions in society resulting in accidents and deaths from violent civil insurrections against perceived authority figures deemed responsible for the economic crisis. Thus the current class structure and social hierarchy will be shattered, while a new form of social order is created. William Stickevers - Pluto Square Uranus - 7 times 2012-2015Based on previous Uranus/Pluto alignment, we can expect an intensified awakening of countercultural activity, increase drive for personal freedom, and a reawakening of feminist movements in many conservative, risk-adverse cultures. It will pressure radicalization in the personal beliefs and ideas calling for public action, especially among youth, replacing a former way of thinking with a fundamentally different way of thinking. It will drive artistic innovation and experimentation, resulting in an explosion in cultural creativity in the arts, literature, music, and film and continue to accelerate technological and scientific advancement.

Cardinal Climax and the Mayan Calendar: the “Sacred Hall of Mirrors”

September 19, 2012: Uranus Square Pluto

The Mayan Calendar Long Count calendar end date will occur on December 21, 2012, nearly four months after the second Uranus/Pluto alignment on September 19, 2012. This event according to William Stickevers - Maya Date 13.0.0.0 Astrology ChartMayan astrology marks the end of a 25,625 year long cycle that began 3113 BC. According to Mayan prophecy it signifies the transition from one world age, to another. The Mayans call this period from 1999 – 2012 the “Sacred Hall of Mirrors” that according to them will be both a time of cataclysm and the dawn of a new era in human civilization and global consciousness. From the perspective of contemporary astrology the horoscope of the Mayan Calendar end date for December 21, 2012 at 5:13 AM in Chichen Itza, Mexico shows the Sun along the World Point at 0 degrees of Capricorn at the Winter Solstice shortly before dawn. Jupiter is at 8 degrees of Gemini is inconjunct both Saturn at 8 degrees of Scorpio and Pluto at Cardinal Climax, Chichen Itza, Mayan Calendar, Article by William Stickevers8 degrees of Capricorn. This is a rare, fated aspect pattern called the Yod, or Finger of Fate. The Moon is in Aries, separating from a conjunction of Uranus, while the Sun exactly sextiles Neptune and forms a stellium with Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. In addition, the Sun is extremely close to the Galactic Equator which is the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. The Sun will take 36 years (2058) to progress through this crossing point called “The Sacred Tree” by the Mayans.

The Thirties and Sixties in a 21st Century Context

The meeting of the Uranus-Pluto cycle, initialized by the Cardinal Climax, with 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 facilitate the transition from a Type 0.7 to a Type 1 (Type 1 can harness all of the energy of its home planet) civilization. The transition to a Type 1 civilization will require not only a massive leap in power generation, but the collective will to make the necessary political and economic reforms that will allow new technologies to flourish that will ultimately be both liberating and empowering for humanity.

Earth Changes

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 Edgar Cayce predictions, Cardinal Climax article by William Stickeversso 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

Solar Cycle 24, Cardinal Climax article by William StickeversThe 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.

William Stickevers - Areas of the USA vulnerable to power system collapse in response to an extreme geomagnetic storm. Source: National Academy of Sciences.

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,William Stickevers - Map of the Middle EastKuwait, 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.

Europe and the Cardinal Climax

The Cardinal T-Square will distress the horoscopes of developed countries in Europe, such as Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, and the United Kingdom. William Stickevers - The government surplus or deficit of Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, United Kingdom, and Spain against the European Union and Eurozone 2002-2009.These are nations with low economic growth, rising government deficits, declining tax revenue, and low birthrates with a growing aging population – all factors that endanger the future of the Eurozone. The combined public and private debt of the most troubled European countries – Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Eastern Europe – is nearly $9 trillion. Therefore we can expect a period of austerity and significant changes in Europe in the months ahead. The Cardinal Climax may well signify that we have arrived at a tipping point, where no amount of bailout funding from European banks will be sufficient, and the Greek crisis may be fiscal harbinger of a much broader sovereign-debt crisis to come.

The United States and the Cardinal Climax

The United States horoscope will be directly affected by the Cardinal Climax as well. Since the financial meltdown in 2008, the U.S. government has been doing a series of unprecedented fiscal William Stickevers - US Chart and T-Square 2010-07-31maneuvers to prevent the U.S. economy from collapsing. In order to free up capital and keep banks solvent, the Federal Reserve (Fed) created over a trillion dollars and sent it to big investment banks in return for tons of worthless mortgages that many regional banks amassed during the housing boom from 2000-2008. In return, for letting the banks unload over a trillion dollars of worthless securities (debt) directly onto the taxpayer, the investment banks obliged the Fed by buying billions of treasury securities from the government (at nearly zero percent interest), and stock securities to re-inject confidence in the stock market.

The efforts of the U.S. government and the Federal Reserve may have halted the next great depression in its tracks, but what has been termed as “solving the crisis” has not solved anything but only  postponed it. Although some economic indicators in the U.S. have improved since the meltdown, unemployment in particular remains high as incomes continue to fall. Home foreclosures continue to rise, and small businesses (that create 75 percent of new jobs) continue to struggle and close, as regional banks across the nation go under. Major infrastructure deficiencies remain, corporations continue to outsource manufacture and service sector jobs to China and India, and unrestrained illegal immigration has still a vexing problem.

As a result, the U.S. has drifted toward a bifurcated society between an obscenely wealthy class and shrinking middle class. Pervasive financial pressure on middle-income families continues to promote an increasingly polarized form of politics that advances “bread and circus” topics (intended to distract attention from government policies), as critical “bread and butter” issues that affect ordinary Americans in their daily lives are marginalized. This partisan polarization, that continues to create the illusion of policy differences between the major political parties while excluding any third party influence that may be antagonistic to corporate power, has and continues to be the main source of dissatisfaction throughout the nation.

Currently more  than 80% of Americans see problems with America’s two-party system – with 31% believing that it is seriously broken and that the nation needs a third party. This figure, along with a fragile economy whose fiscal capacity is all but maxed out, increases the prospect for social revolution as a daunting possibility. The political fallout of the Cardinal Climax may be the rise civil unrest, tax revolts, and large-scale protest and dissent. New York astrologer Michael Lutin also believes civil dissent is inevitable, saying “expect the American public to split and take sides between those who refuse to yield to change and those who demand it.”

Due to unabated economic decline, growing unemployment and public dissatisfaction with where the nation is going, the Cardinal Climax could signify the rise of  a potent grass-roots reform movement throughout the U.S. that will come from a demoralized citizenry who feel abandoned by their government. This movement will demand major economic reforms, a restructuring of the tax system, strive for state sovereignty, and fight to reverse the concentration of wealth and power from a deeply entrenched and advanced oligarchy that is composed of an elite ruling class (members of either the Council of Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, or the Bilderberg Group), who command industry, commerce and U.S. foreign policy and act as puppet masters for both major political parties.

Specifically the Cardinal Climax will hit the U.S. natal Venus and Jupiter. Venus has rulership over a nation’s money supply and the value of its currency, and Jupiter has rulership over its institutional holdings and sovereign wealth. President Obama is poised to increase the U.S. debt to a level that exceeds the value of the nation’s annual economic output, or Gross National Product (GNP), a step toward what has been termed as “debt super cycle.”  This “debt super cycle trend” suggests that U.S. economic growth will not be enough to support excessive borrowing if interest rates go up instead of down. Therefore, we will likely see a dramatic contraction of the U.S. money supply (almost matching the decline seen from 1929 to 1933), despite near zero interest rates and the biggest fiscal bailout blitz in history.

Will California Be For the U.S. What Greece Is For the Eurozone? 

Looking further, a number of U.S. State horoscopes are distressed by the Cardinal T-Square such as Colorado, Michigan, Louisiana, Rode Island, and most notably California. California State, Cardinal Climax article by William StickeversCalifornia, the 8th largest economy in the world, used to symbolize the promise of America’s future, but now is the national bellwether for economic decline, suffering a budget crisis last year that was so austere that if it were a country it would be on the brink of insolvency. California is so strapped for cash that it has recently resorted to paying its state workers with IOUs rather than money. In Chief Executive magazine’s annual survey of “Best and Worst States for Business”, California comes in 51st place out of 50 states (District of Columbia is included in the rankings). In fact, Jamie Dimon, chairman of JP Morgan Chase, has warned that American investors should be more worried about the risk of default of the state of California than of Greece’s current debt woes. With the approaching Cardinal T-Square the question is, will California be for the U.S. what Greece is for the Eurozone?

The United States, Canada, the Eurozone, and Japan have been steadily moving away from manufacturing toward a consumption-based economy as they continue to outsource manufacturing and services to China and India. However, private sector growth in a consumption-based economy requires that corporations pay low wages to produce cheap goods.

The End of the Consumption Economy

Wal-Mart, Cardinal Climax article by William StickeversFor example, in order for Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retail store, to remain profitable it needs to make money off of inadequately paid workers who do minimum wage labor in a store that is patronized by other underpaid or underemployed people.  These customers are buying cheap goods that used to be manufactured in their local communities but are now made in China, India, and other Asian countries. So even if nearly everyone was employed, many middle class Americans still wouldn’t have enough money to buy what the economy is capable of producing. Therefore, the Cardinal Climax may augur the beginning of the end of the consumption driven economic model in this nation based on low wages/and cheap goods that has essentially replaced manufacturing since the inception of NAFTA and globalization of U.S. corporations.

President Obama and the Cardinal Climax

August 26, 2010: Obama’s Sun Ingress Into Libra on World-Point Axis Transiting Saturn

Even President Obama’s horoscope is not exempt from the effects of the Cardinal Climax. His Solar Arc directed Sun will ingress into 0 degrees of Libra on August 26, 2010, putting it along the World-Point axis and will be transited by Saturn. President Obama photo, Cardinal Climax article by William StickeversThis symbolism indicates Obama will be tested and coerced by circumstances beyond his control to shelve his progressive vision that he was elected on, in order to salvage a nation that has been in a state of economic decline over the past decade. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll taken shortly before the June 26th Lunar Eclipse indicates Americans are more pessimistic about the state of the country and less confident in President Barack Obama’s leadership than at any point since Mr. Obama entered the White House. Sixty-two percent of adults in the survey feel the country is on the wrong track, the highest level since before the 2008 election. Amid anxiety over the nation’s course, support for Mr. Obama and other incumbents is eroding. For the first time, more people disapprove of Mr. Obama’s job performance than approve.  There is a widespread feeling that the government doesn’t work, that it is incapable of solving America’s problems. Americans are fed up with Washington, fed up with Wall Street, fed up with the ill-conceived stimulus and bail-out programs, and fed up with a misdirected and costly healthcare program. But most importantly, millions of unemployed American’s feel abandoned by their President, as their fear deepens that the American dream is vanishing before their very eyes.

As America continues to suffer the ravaging effects of the Cardinal Climax the novelty of Obama’s “Change You Can Believe In” will have run its course, along with the power of his position as the non-Bush president. The Cardinal Climax will demand that the nation’s leadership be held at a much higher standard as Saturn’s influence in particular does not permit making errors without significant consequences. Thus Obama’s decline in popularity will embolden his opposition to attempt to block him at every turn. Obama will have to perform extremely well under the sagging poll numbers, growing political opposition, and looming economic crisis to ensure his re-election in 2012.William Stickevers With so many direct hits to the U.S. horoscope, we can expect one crisis in America seemingly begetting another, with the time span between each crisis getting shorter and shorter. As the global economy and geopolitical affairs continue toward what appears to be a turbulent and perilous course, the emergence of the Cardinal Climax effects may augur that the U.S. economy may be heading toward another financial crisis that will be much worse than the sub-prime crash of 2008.  Whether it is a financial tsunami wave from Europe, the BP Oil debacle, or war in the Middle East (that threatens the world’s steady supply of oil), or Earth changing event such a 7+ magnitude earthquake or a Category 5 hurricane, any one event could easily derail a fragile U.S. economy whose fiscal capacity is all but maxed out.

Mexico and the Cardinal Climax

Map of MexicoThe planets in Mexico’s horoscope will also be buffeted by the Cardinal Climax. The drug cartel-driven style of guerilla warfare that has seized entire Mexican towns and killed over 20,000 citizens last year will likely spread beyond its borders. The influence of the Cardinal Climax on Mexico’s natal Pluto will embolden the drug cartels to weaken the Mexican military’s efforts to contain the civil infighting. Since the U.S. is the biggest consumer of illegal drugs in the world, we can expect the violence in Mexico to cross over the U.S. border, which will likely result in a military response by Washington.

Japan and the Cardinal Climax: Japanese Economy

William Stickevers - JapanThe Cardinal Climax will buffet both the 660 B.C. Japanese Imperial horoscope (when according to legend Emperor Jimmu ascended the throne in Nara), and the1889 Meiji Constitution horoscope, which marks its move away from Imperial government and the beginning of the modern, relatively progressive Japanese state.

Japan was one of the hardest-hit countries during the global financial crisis in 2008. The collapse in exports to the United States and Europe had put the final nail in the coffin of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which had ruled Japan for the past 55 years. The LDP was swept from power in September 2009 by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), which promised to end the economy’s dependence on exports and promote a more balanced economy.

The DPJ, however, has proven no better then its predecessor at dealing with Japan’s deep-seated issues such as long-term deflation, falling tax revenues, rising deficits, huge public debt, and top-heavy demographics. In fact, there seems to be an obvious lack of decisiveness among the DPJ and Japanese policymakers about how to deal and resolve them. Japan’s economy continues to operate far below capacity, and its debt to GDP ratio, already the highest in the rich world at 190%, continues to rise.

Japanese policymakers also believe that there is no imminent debt crisis since they view low productivity growth as insidious and deflation as a monetary problem rather than something that is potentially catastrophic. However, many global economists argue that the combination of deflation and weak growth combined with high debt makes Japan prone to a Greek-style collapse since it is vulnerable to a sudden drop in investor demand, especially if domestic savers stop buying Japanese Government Bonds.

History shows that when nations reach as high a level of indebtedness such as Greece and have as few prospects of growth, they will almost certainly default. Like the U.S., Japan independently controls its monetary policy; so domestic default, in which the older generations who hold most of the government bonds will see the value of their investments cut in half to reduce the pressure on the younger generation, is an option. However, this solution would threaten social stability in a risk-adverse culture and come at enormous political cost to both major political parties; but with the emergence of the Cardinal Climax it may be the only viable option for Japan to consider.

At any rate, as the Japanese policy makers continue to muddle their way through, the effects of Cardinal Climax will make it clear to investors that the situation in Japan is unsustainable and unless radical policy changes are made, the government will go bankrupt. However, the reluctance for the government to do anything radical is extremely Japanese in character, and yet that is what is precisely needed.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Cardinal Climax article by William StickeversEven Japan’s new Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, warns that his country may default.  In June 2010 he said to the Diet,

“We are the next Greece! Our country’s outstanding public debt is huge. Our public finances have become the worst of any developed country. We cannot sustain public finance that overly relies on issuing bonds. As we can see from the Eurozone confusion that started in Greece, there is a risk of default if growing public debt is neglected and trust lost in the bond market.”

Japan and the Cardinal Climax: Women’s Empowerment Movement

Cardinal Climax will most likely ignite the rise women’s empowerment movement in Japan. The Uranus/Pluto square by world transits will directly hit the Japan’s Venus, igniting another feminist movement that will strive for equality and self-sovereignty that will infuse itself into Japanese culture. The Cardinal Climax indicates that stress and struggle during that process will be high, but women in Japan will emerge from this decade with considerably more political and economic power than now.

The Meiji Constitution horoscope has the north node at 20º57’ Cancer, conjoined by the Solar Eclipse.  Jupiter, at 0º57’ Capricorn, is transited by the Cardinal Climax, especially Uranus, at the time of the Solar eclipse.  Like Singapore and Malaysia, Japan is finding itself in a crossroads in its relationship with China as Beijing continues to project its ever-increasing power and influence throughout Asia.  This may put tremendous pressure on Japan to leave its past international obligations behind and focus on its nationalist, protectionist instincts with an emboldened confidence in acting to project its own agenda.

William Stickevers - Japan's Women EmpowermentJapanese women’s gender empowerment index in 2008 was ranked 58th out of 108 countries, down from 42nd in 2006. The Uranus/Pluto square by world transits will directly hit the Japan’s Venus, igniting another feminist movement that will strive for equality and self-sovereignty that will infuse itself into Japanese culture. The Cardinal Climax indicates that stress and struggle during that process will be high, but women in Japan will emerge from this decade with considerably more political and economic power than now.

Tension Between North and South Korea

The horoscopes of both developed and third-world countries in Asia are not exempt from the effects of the Cardinal T-Square. The nations of South Korea, Singapore, Mongolia, Nepal, and Indonesia will be highly stressed by the Cardinal T-Square. The geopolitical turmoil between North and South Korea is to be especially noted as the risk of war with North Korea has dramatically increased as of late, when North Korean leader Kim Jong Il ordered his military to be on combat alert after South Korea officially blamed his regime for the March 26th sinking of one of its warships that killed 46 sailors.

Just as climate scientists debate the existence of a “tipping point” beyond which rising global temperatures are uncontrollable, the Cardinal Climax may exemplify the economic tipping point beyond which control of the U.S., the Eurozone, and other nations is beyond the powers of government.

World Financial Markets and the Cardinal Climax

In regards to world’s financial markets, the Cardinal Climax buffets the horoscopes of the New York Stock Exchange, the U.S. Dollar, the Federal Reserve, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Toronto Stock Exchange. Therefore we can anticipate a wave of increasing alarm over the global economic outlook. Harry Schultz of Harry Schultz’ International Letter accurately predicted the market crash in 2008 and was one of 2009’s top 10 performers because his forecast accurately called the 2009 stock market rally. He writes:

“We collectively are poised at a heart-stopping moment in economic times. On the one extreme side, the world is on the edge of massive deflation and depression. At the other extreme, we could enter depression followed by sudden hyperinflation. My view is: Both these extremes are possible. Certainly deflation is, on balance, in play today and gaining ground as money supply is actually declining!

“Hyperinflation seems impossible when there is not much inflation in most economies. But, hyperinflation is a monetary event, not an economic one, and will happen on an overnight basis, not via a general uptrend in inflation data. Meantime, as of this writing, gold is holding very near its high, as most stock markets are bungee jumping. This implies the unexpected hyperinflation is pending, because if it were exclusively deflation ahead, gold action would be less buoyant.”

Schultz currently recommended asset allocation:

  • 30-40% government notes/bills/bonds
  • 8-10% stocks (non-gold)
  • 10-15% commodities
  • 40-50% gold stocks and bullion

The Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index: Massive Technological Progress Ahead

The Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index is based on the fluctuations of the alternative movement of the ascending (0-180) and descending (180-0) phases of Jupiter, Saturn, and the outer planets and is an indicator of global economic stability and political relations. Barbault Planetary Cyclic Index 2021-2027, Cardinal Climax article by William StickeversThe Barbault Index begins a steep downward phase drop starting in July 2010, where it bottoms in 2020 during the Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto conjunction. The Index begins a steep upward trend from 2023 that indicates a period of rapid economic growth, development and optimism. Astounding technological progress will be the central feature of this decade. In fact, it is even arguable that during this period we can expect the rise of artificial life on Earth with greater-than-human intelligence. In 2024 there is a Jupiter/Uranus conjunction in Taurus and the Barbault Index peaks in 2026; therefore we can expect this period to be historic in the development of computers that are essentially awake possessing superhuman intelligence – A.I. These large computer networks will become sentient and the development of computer/human interfaces will give humans superhuman intelligence.

We can also expect a major breakthrough in the biological sciences that will improve the quality of human life by dramatically extending lifespan with minimal aging and improve human intelligence. It is likely that humanity will be at a turning point by being the first species to be on the verge of taking control of its own evolution. Also during this decade, different types of technology – genetic, robotic, information, and nanotech – will converge and lead the human enhancement capabilities that will begin to literally change what it means to be human.

Astrologers, Personal World Views and the Cardinal Climax

One of the most important things to remember about the Cardinal Climax is that nothing will be the same for many people heading into this new decade. People who come to terms with this and are open to radically expanding the personal worldview will be much better than those who do not.

This issue also applies to many professional astrologers who preferred not to talk about the Cardinal Climax or go on record in ways that would create public anxiety or panic, because they don’t believe the predictive power astrology or marginalize its effects. Of the small group of astrologers that have made mundane forecast based on the Cardinal Climax, very few in the astrological community listened. Since most modern astrologers are essentially doing psychological astrology which focuses essentially on the present rather than the future, many astrologers ignored the forecast and their warnings, preferring to keep a persona of false “New Age” positivism to themselves and their clients.

It is my position that all forecasts, whether mundane or personal, are always made well in advance so people have time to plan, adjust, anticipate and appropriately respond in ways that are both empowering and liberating in accordance with their self-will.

Of course this is not easy to accomplish when the media and public at large is saying and doing one thing while you are saying and doing another. But that is the very nature of mundane astrological forecasts. History has continued to show that those who do not face the realities of astrology and forecasting fail to be of service to the public at large, or to their clients – until it is much too late. Many people directly affected by the Cardinal Climax are now attempting to neutralize their transits that have been in effect since 2008. This makes it very difficult for people to make progress especially after they have lost their jobs, homes, and the support of their local communities.

It is a universal law that timing is everything, and this is especially true in astrology. To me, the very nature of astrology is divination or speculative forecasting. Those astrologers who do not understand this fact will fall short of providing people the necessary time and space to help them make “informed” decisions and changes as they so can choose in accordance with destiny – rather then based on collective consensus of others.

The Cardinal Climax and You

Although everyone will feel the effects of this planetary alignment, as it will be global phenomena, some people will feel it more then others, especially those born with

the Sun in the early degrees of

  • Aries,
  • Cancer,
  • Libra, and
  • Capricorn,

or the late degrees of

  • Pisces,
  • Gemini,
  • Virgo, and
  • Sagittarius.

Those people born during certain years will experience it most intensely, which include: 1950, 1951, 1959, and 1968, 1969, 1975, 1981, 1984, and 1990.

A total life revolution is likely for those individuals whose horoscopes are directly affected by the Cardinal Climax. The changes induced by the Cardinal Climax will affect them in a profound way, as deep psychological force become more active, creating inner tension in their personality structure that coerces them to move and grow beyond their current way of living. In order for many to constructively integrate these powerful archetypal forces in their lives, they will be required to dramatically advance and expand their philosophical belief-systems and general worldview. Failure to do so at this time will result not only in missed opportunities due to obstinacy and false perceptions, but anxiety and depression. It is likely that many ongoing but unfinished task projects will be interrupted by circumstances beyond their control, requiring that they make major revisions in both personal and professional goals.

Regardless of their age, they will have a profound sense of disenchantment, frustration, and sensory overload that will require them to conserve their energies and avoid excessive strain on their health. Many of the old and outworn structures (such as relationships, habits or routines) that they have built up their life will suddenly fade away, since this is a period of endings followed by new beginnings, and many of those structures were getting in the way of their continued growth and development. The key to thriving during this period will be for them to redefine themselves along their diamonic (spiritual force or genius) calling, or inner personal truth, so that they can become and achieve what they have always wanted.

Because the Cardinal Climax configuration will affect the collective, the drastic changes those effected will encounter during this period will largely be the result of social and economic forces beyond their control, creating the feeling of being an unfortunate pawn placed in the middle of unprecedented historical events.  But these outer events even though they appear impersonal, will play a vital role in the individuation process and personal development.

By accepting this period as a challenge for growth and self actualization, those directly affected can allow the old order and ideas about their life to pass away that will pave the way for a rebirth into a new and move fulfilling way of life.

Predictions For the Cardinal Climax

In conclusion below are some long-range predictions based on the speculative effects of the Cardinal Climax:

  • The years 2024-2026 will bring a new paradigm for our civilization, as well as a new energy infrastructure.
  • Many people who have held long-time positions in all fields will see their last years in their prospective jobs, to be replaced by a new generation that does not have the legacy connections to the Powers-That-Be.
  • The decade of the 2010s will be similar to the Great Depression years of the 1930s, and the Counter Culture and Social Revolution years of the 1960s.
  • By mid-2010, Greek, Irish, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian workers will protest the draconian austerity measures imposed on them by their own governments to ensure payment to creditors holding sovereign debt.
  • By 2012, social unrest will go global with strikes, riots and protests by unions, student groups, the unemployed, pensioners, and disenfranchised populace who are on the verge of losing everything.
  • By 2012 the European Union will be in danger of disuniting as the economies in Eurozone continue to decline.
  • In a global climate of economic volatility and geopolitical instability, gold and silver will continue to prove to be a safe haven for wealth.

William Stickevers
August 15, 2010

Sign of Another Meltdown Approaching: Gold rises and breaks record

Gold rose to a record in London and New York as other commodities gained on speculation demand for raw materials will increase and as investors bought the metal to protect wealth from Europe’s financial turbulence. Get ready folks this is a sign another meltdown is on it’s way. If you’re an astrologer you know why I’m saying this.

Read more at: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-06-21/gold-rises-to-a-record-on-buying-from-investors-seeking-to-protect-wealth.html