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ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE – February 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1963 Eclipse Events —> 2017 Eclipse Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

roman-goddess-ceres

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

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

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Eclipse Reactivation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Uranus-Pluto “Krakatoa” Type Of Event Has Already Begun

Russia Horoscope
As of today all the financial derivatives based off the Russian Ruble are in chaos and reeling from the MASSIVE Black Swan move in rates. Many FX exchanges have already shutdown US Dollar/Ruble trading.  This WILL BECOME a HUGE problem for anyone with derivative positions in the Russian Ruble. The ramifications of this will not be be seen until mid-January as the derivative losses start to mount.

Many financial astrologers  are talking about how its similar to the Russia default and crash of ‘98 all over again… but what most of them don’t know it is actually worse.  MUCH WORSE!

Why?

Because the shear speed and scale of the current collapse, that began exactly on the penultimate Uranus-Pluto alignment, which is a magnitude greater, will simply accelerate and magnify the effect due to the utter absence of liquidity, and by the political stakes at play.

BiWheel Russia with Uranus-Pluto

Based on both the secular events and trends and the financial Blackbox forecast based on the Russian horoscope, it is clear that the 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now. The fact that the price of oil has declined by almost 50% since June is absolutely catastrophic for the Russian economy. Then when you throw in international sanctions by the United States and the NATO nations, along with the massive level money printing by the Central Bank of Russia and unprecedented and absolutely staggering pace of capital flight occurring, you get the ingredients for a perfect storm.

Russia Money Black Box
Conclusion: What is occurring now in Russia will soon have terrible repercussions to all of Europe. The implications between now and the final Uranus-Pluto Square alignment 2015 augur an extremely hostile and volatile economic climate that will not be confined within Russia’s borders. This event is just a prelude to the great unraveling as exchange rate volatility continues to increase, leading the way to systemic debt contagion that will spread around the entire world.

Spring Equinox Predictions: March 20th 2014 – March 20th 2015

On March 20th, 2014 at 12:56:43 EDT White House, Washington, D.C., the Sun ingressed into 00°00’ Aries. According to traditional sources a horoscope cast for the moment during the time the Sun comes into Aries at the capital city of that nation, provides a comprehensive image of the archetypal energies and potentials that will likely unfold and constellate as mundane events and happenings throughout the year. This event is referred to as the Aries Solar Ingress and from this horoscope we will make the following predictions below.

Sun Aries Ingress 2014 Washington D.C.
Sun->Aries Ingress 03.20.2014 12:56:42 AM EDT White House, Washington, D.C.

                        

Sun Aries Ingress 2014 Washington D.C ACG Map
Sun Aries Ingress 2014 Washington D.C Astro*Carto*Graphy Map

Global Paradigm Shift

Part of the Global Paradigm Shift that has been underway since 2010, will be a global currency reset. Where the U.S. Dollar along with the U.S. Treasury Bond bank reserve structure will begin to rapidly collapse, as China, Russia, Iran, Brazil, India, and South Africa begin bypassing the dollar and creating bi-lateral trade, and major OPEC nations refuses to sell its oil exclusively in dollars. The global reset will essentially be a return to gold standard. Therefore we can expect gold prices which has been suppressed by the Central Banks since the 2008 financial meltdown, will begin to move upward to $2,000 an ounce in 2014.

Petrodollar Collapse Begins

Saudi Arabia will begin to dump the exclusive US Dollar buck in oil in trade deal (Petrodollar – 1975) and begin to accept the Chinese Yuan and hard assets such as Gold. a withdrawal of the “Petrodollar” standard will occur in response to another major Wall Street bank failure. Since the U.S. Treasury/Fed has no room to maneuver in any way that gives confidence to foreign bond holders, the BIS and IMF/World Bank will move the Federal Reserve’s “ultimate financial authority” out of the Fed’s hands and into the BIS and administration through IMF/World bank. As a result in the near future, we will refer to SDR’s as the new world currency (which is in fact a blended weighted currency of all the major economies) — end of the old order, the birth of the new.

Financial System Failure

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) released a list of 29 “too big to fail” (TBTF) corporations operating around the world. According to the FSB, these banks are considered to be “systemically important financial institutions” and a failure of any one of these corporations could result in “financial systemic failure.” Of the 28 corporations on the list, 17 are based in Europe, eight in the U.S., and four in Asia. A failure of any one of these banks, but especially one in the U.S., could create a bank run, further destroying the ability to provide credit and increasing the likelihood of a dollar collapse. What is most likely to create a bank failure is a derivative failure:

  1. Banco Santander
  2. Bank of America
  3. Bank of China
  4. Bank of New York Mellon
  5. Banque Populaire CdE
  6. Barclays
  7. BNP Paribas
  8. Citigroup
  9. Commerzbank
  10. Credit Suisse
  11. Deutsche Bank
  12. Goldman Sachs
  13. Group Crédit Agricole
  14. HSBC
  15. ING Bank
  16. JPMorgan Chase
  17. Lloyds Banking Group
  18. Mitsubishi UFJ FG
  19. Mizuho FG
  20. Morgan Stanley
  21. Nordea
  22. Royal Bank of Scotland
  23. Santander
  24. Société Générale
  25. State Street
  26. Sumitomo Mitsui FG
  27. UBS
  28. Unicredit Group
  29. Well Fargo

The Black Box Natal Rating of the Grand Cardinal Cross Alignment in late April 2014 make stressful hits (Red) to several major banks, especially to Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, and Group Banque Populaire.

29 Banks Natal Rating to the Cardinal Grand Cross

In 1985, there were more than 18,000 banks in the United States. As of today there are only 6,891 left, and that number continues to drop every single year. The six largest (too big to fail; TBTF) banks in the United States – JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have gotten 37 percent larger since the 2008 financial meltdown.  Bank Of America’s total assets are more than 1.4 trillion dollars, and its total exposure to derivatives is more than 42 trillion dollars. Now, if just ONE of these TBTF banks collapse, such as Bank of America in this instance, it would create a massive rippling “domino” effect to the U.S. economy that could plunge the nation into an economic depression.

Deutsche Bank, probably the most important bank in Germany, is the most highly leveraged bank in Europe (60 to 1) and it has approximately 70 trillion dollars worth of exposure to derivatives. Deutsche Bank’s “off the charts” leverage in June of 2014, will reach 72 trillion in derivatives, or about 21 times more than the GDP of Germany. The Cardinal Grand Cross planetary alignment will make multiple hits to Deutsche Bank’s First Trade Horoscope. Indicating that  Germany’s elite financial institution will be under major duress throughout the year, and could be the first major bank to collapse in the 2nd stage of the global banking crisis. However, unlike the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, in which the Western Central banks were able to contain, thanks to $16 Trillion in bailout funds injected into the banks by the Federal Reserve, a failure of Deutsche Bank would trigger a systemic banking contagion the likes of which the Western world has never seen.

Looking ahead using the Black Box Multi-Box Analysis, we can forecast by evaluate each TBTF bank horoscope using on a modified model of  Donald Bradley’s siderograph technique, developed by astrologer Alphee Lavoie, which is essentially a curve based forecasting method based on transiting aspects.

29 Banks Multi Box 2013 t0 2015

Based on a 2-year window of time (March 20th 2013 – March 20th 2015) we can determine when a possible banking crisis followed by panic due to loss of confidence in the financial system. In the graph, we’re primarily interested in the last row, the one labeled Sum Activity. Green periods indicate stability, growth and asset expansion. Red periods indicate stress, panic, and asset contraction.  Looking over the next 300 days in the Sum Activity row, red begins to dominate the period between May of 2014 through to 2015, indicating that another bank panic and derivative shock wave is in the realm of possibility in 2014.

Retirement Crisis

The term “retirement crisis,” – in developed and emerging market nations — from France, to the United States, and even China — will go mainstream in mid-2014, as it will no longer possible for state and private institutions to able to support pensions and benefits for their aging citizenry, and as a result forcing millions of would-be baby-boomer retirees worldwide to continue to work to increasingly older ages.

Affordable Care Act

By the end of 2014 a majority of enrolled Americans will know collectively that they are not better off. The Affordable Care Act will fall short of what it promised for the American people and financially will begin implode on itself by the spring of 2015.

2014 Midterm Elections

The motto for the 2014 Midterm Elections will be: “Toss out the incumbents.” In 2014, expect more incumbent members of Congress, both Democrats and Republicans alike will likely lose their seats than at any period. There is going to be a rejection of incumbents seeking reelection at an unprecedented rate.

Chinese Economy

China will attempt to curb its shadow banking and credit growth, so that it can move its economy away from being fueled by credit to one that is more sustainable and driven by consumers. However, it will not be able to effectively control local government debt, and a rise in money market rates in 2014 will likely lead to a credit crunch and slower economic growth then expected – expect major defaults by mid-Spring.

Stock Market – The Dow

The Dow will reach a high of around 17,250 before it begins a major correction starting in late May onward, and eventually falls all the way down to 7,000 over a 2 year period. Unemployment will begin to exceed 7%. However the real story will be the Underemployment Rate ( someone holding a part-time job with modest pay despite desiring full-time work), which will reach 25% nationwide. The number of young people participating in the American workforce will reach a new drastic low, and will show no sign of turning around in 2014. Many Generation Y adults in their late 20’s will quickly abandon their political idealism and begin to revolt.

NSA Revelations

More stunning and upsetting revelations on the NSA secretive spying programs will occur that will result in a “historic,” Supreme Court ruling that addresses Fourth Amendment protections in the Constitution.  Expect upsetting, traumatic, and even revolutionary revelations to follow from a new set of  government whistle-blowers, from America’s national security complex, that will being to pose a serious threat to the current power structure of government, and will radicalize progressive “counter-government” forces across the nation.

World Economy Crisis

The scaling back of the U.S. Federal Reserve stimulus program, combined with a Chinese growth slowdown, along with growing concerns over China’s $4.8 trillion shadow banking debt that’s further compounded by rising geopolitical tension and uncertainty, will result in a crisis among Emerging Market nations by negatively affecting the ability of developing countries to repay the high level of debt that they accrued up over the past 5 years of easy credit.

Pension Tsunami

Multiple pension crises will erupt throughout America, that will require massive state bailouts, that will drown America’s taxpayers. As a result many cities can expect ‘service insolvency’ as pension costs increase. Retiring Baby Boomers will get hit directly by this crisis and many will be coerced to postpone retirement, if possible, or figure out a way to navigate this growing crisis.

Federal Reserve

The Federal Reserve’s inability to recognize the true dynamics that lead up to the 2008 financial meltdown has resulted in a re-inflated market bubble and a continuation of unfairly rewarding and recapitalizing essentially insolvent banks, that will set the stage for an even bigger crisis in 2014. However the coming financial crisis will be a valuation/collateral crisis, not a liquidity crisis.

Housing Market

Nationwide Home Sales Begin to Collapse: Since more than 70% of what the U.S. produces is for personal consumption, the housing market plays an integral role in the economy. The housing market was the trigger event for the financial crisis in 2008 and will be again as the year progresses: that we are in the midst of another recession within a broader depressionary trend.

Fracking

Fracking will end up being the death rattle of carbon energy in that it is not only a terrible method to extract in this way for the environment, but also because it causes earthquakes. Earthquakes caused by fracking now cover the country from Texas to Ohio. The ecological damage and increasing earthquake activity throughout the nation due to fracking will awaken national awareness, and will be the tipping point that will galvanize a populist movement that will finally make non-carbon energy the priority it should be.

Senator Rand Paul

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul star will continue to rise throughout the nation as his outreach to minority and young voters begins to gain traction. By the mid-term election he will stand as the front-runner to beat in the GOP field of 2016 presidential hopefuls, and if successful will be pose a formidable challenge to the likely candidacy of Hillary Clinton.

President Obama

The remainder of President Obama’s agenda will come to a stall and as a result he will suffer a dramatic blow in his job approval rating polls, as he loses the confidence and trust of the American people to lead the nation. Also, Obama will likely be facing a revolt from within his own political party. Many Democrats will begin breaking rank and to distance themselves from the President, so as to be able to pick up the pieces after the slow-motion mid-term election train wreck hits in November 2014.

2010 Prediction: U.S. Dollar rejected, U.S. public debt

China , Russia , India , and the commodity bloc in the Middle East will begin to reject the fiat currency of the U.S. Dollar, buying gold and other precious metals on a large scale as U.S. public debt exceeds 70% of GNP and the banking system in the United States continues to deteriorate. (November 29, 2009)

For more 2010 predictions (so far) and to read my other predictions for 2009, visit my website.