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The Brexit referendum in 2016 occurred early in the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) of the Gemini micro-age (2014 – 2029) of the Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148) – the forth sub-age within the Age of Aquarius (1433 – 3574), and all these zodiacal signs are antithetical to the signs in the astrological signature for the UK.  This suggests that Brexit will bring the UK no benefits, but for the short term, it also suggests a damned-if-you-do and damned-if-you-don’t scenario due to the polarization that has occurred in the UK on this issue, very similar to the divide that has embraced the USA under President Trump.  Aquarius does not favor the mainstream – it favors extremists, fringes and radicals, and politicians are taking advantage of this temporary rejection of middle-of-the-road politics in an attempt to shift the political agenda to radical or other extremist agendas. The initial impulse has mainly been towards the hard right wing and even neo-fascist side of politics – but it remains early days yet for the current Aquarius period.

My final analysis of Brexit will cover the clash between UK’s astrological signature and the signs of these times, especially the Brexit referendum while this background analysis is based on examining the UK’s performance under previous Aquarius micro-age decans (and micro-ages) as far back as the end of the Age of Pisces.  This allows us to find thematic and archetypal diachronic connections that can shed light on Brexit and what it really means for the UK.

Many people think that any random development, such as Brexit, is reasonable if it agrees with their personal political views.  For example, is Scotland better off as a separate country or part of the UK?  To answer this, it is necessary to understand where the world is heading, because even without astrology, it is obvious that the evolution of civilization does indicate a direction to this evolution, otherwise we would be viewing the murder or killing of people on TV in replication of the Roman circus where such events were considered ‘normal’ to the spectators.  There is both progress and acknowledgement that much more progress needs to occur due to numerous shortcomings with society and politics.   It is easy to see the benefits and direction of progress over previous centuries and millennia, but how do we project progress into the future so that we can see how present events support or detract from the where the world is heading?

This is outside the scope of this analysis, but the astrology associated with the Age of Aquarius, suggests that the world is approaching greater aggregation, coordination and synchronization with the role of individual nations being sublimated into larger global structures, in the same way over the last millennium, small kingdoms and fiefdoms were combined to form the nation states of today.  Small kingdoms and fiefdoms were a problem, and these problems were overcome by their absorption into larger structures that prevented them from fighting or undermining their neighbors.  The same issue now faces nation-states that are not adequately synchronized with their neighbors and the world at large, especially in key issues such as climate change, civil rights, religious freedoms, military aggression and so on.  I will be updating the last chapter in my book, The Dawning – Shedding New Light on the Astrological Ages, published in 2011, with a revised outline of the future at the first opportunity.

Available online and at leading book stores in electronic and paper formats. Also available direct from the publisher Xlibris 

As previously stated, the Brexit referendum in 2016 occurred early in the Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (Dec 2014 – Dec 2019 – Nov 2024) which is based on a five year micro-age decan followed by its overflow onto the following five year period like a wave [see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies]. In simple terms, the world rotates through five year micro-age decans representing all 12 zodiacal signs normally every 60 years (but with some minor variation at the cusp of sub-ages).  Therefore all 12 signs are generally granted equal measure to influence events, and if this was solely the case, the world would just go around a merry-go-round with history constantly repeating itself.  This means that democracy would usurp monarchs, only for monarchs to again usurp democracy ad infinitum.

However, the merry-go-round scenario is not strictly the case.  It is due to resonance of these 5 years micro-age decans to larger periods that the relatively small micro-age decans are biased in their relative strengths with each other.  Therefore, since the arrival of the Age of Aquarius, any Aquarius micro-age decan (and Pisces micro-age decan) will have the edge on other micro-age decans due to resonance with the Pisces Age overflow and Age of Aquarius.  Every Libra micro-age decan will also be more powerful due to resonance with the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148).  Since 1791, every Scorpio small period will resonate with the Scorpio sub-age and overflow (1791 – 1970 – 2148) and so on.  It is these incremental differences between one sub-period and another that provides longer term trends in society. For example, since December 2014, the ages, sub-ages and micro-ages have, for the first time in around 7,000 years, fully aligned themselves to progressive influences but alas, also instability, and this is being played out now [see A Celebration 7,000 Years in the Making ].  

The current Aquarius micro-age decan, and following two (Libra and Gemini micro-age decans) are more powerful than average, as each resonates with a larger period – Libra with the Libra age decan (1433 – 2148) and Gemini with the Gemini sub-age decan (1970 – 2029).  The larger the parent period, the greater the resonance between periods.

The first four sub-ages at the beginning of the Age of Aquarius displaying the 12 micro-ages within each sub-age

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1373 – 1378 – 1382)

This period, set toward the end of the Pisces age (732 BC – 1433 AD), replicates the Brexit Aquarius micro-age decan inasmuch it is part of a Gemini micro-age and Cancer micro-age overflow, but all larger periods are different and they were also more favorable to the British compared to the Brexit period.

The pre-Protestant English Lollards under the Oxford scholar, John Wyclif, went on the attacked against papal authority, and due to some support from the English government, he was able to instigate virtual heresy against the Roman Catholic Church.  John Wyclif promoted the reading of the Bible by ordinary people, and he was instrumental in producing the Wyclif Bible translated from Latin into Middle English.[i]  Wyclif also promoted the role of the king over the pope and was an iconoclast inasmuch he opposed cherished beliefs and institutions that have become erroneous or pernicious – straight out of the Aquarius cookbook.

This small Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow demonstrates how the astrology of the astrological ages mimics and correlates to historical developments.  This Aquarius period promoted revolutionary Aquarian ideals, but this period is not within the Age of Aquarius, so it does not have any real momentum behind it due to lack of resonance.  However, when the next similar Aquarius period occurred, it was inside the Age of Aquarius, thus strengthening each and every Aquarian archetype resulting in not just a spat with the medieval Roman Catholic Church, but an actual split creating a completely different social-religious-political structure in Europe that lasted centuries.  Resonance makes a big impact.

This Aquarius period witnessed appropriately, the English Peasants Revolt (1381) under Wat Tyler, which was initiated by widespread anger against a poll tax.  Tyler led his followers on a march to London, taking Maidstown, Rochester, and Canterbury along the way.  They tricked their way into London, marched down Fleet Street, beheaded a judge, archbishop and 18 leading citizens, and instigated even greater fury against the Flemish community.  During negotiations with the King Richard II, the London mayor mortally struck Tyler with a sword, and the revolution was over, though the king pardoned all the assailants. Nevertheless, a major revolutionary assault was made against the British government in this early Aquarius period, and this really sets the tone for these Aquarius periods.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1468 – 1473 – 1478)

This period occurs within the Age of Aquarius and is part of a Libra micro-age.   Royalty strongly figures in this period with the murder of insane King Henry VI in the Tower of London allowing for the reinstatement of Edward IV, part of the ongoing struggle between the houses of York and Lancashire and called the War of the Roses (1455 – 1487).  This was definitely a period in Britain where the British royalty and therefore the government were in gross detriment which played itself out in the War of the Roses.

The full extent of the War of the Roses was probably an attribute of the Scorpio micro-age and overflow (1448 – 1463 – 1478) with Scorpio always a troublesome sign for the Taurus British.  Also, the War of the Roses occurred in the Virgo sub-age decan (1433 – 1493) with Virgo opposed to Pisces, a sign that is associated with the British.  Murdering the head of government continues the theme of angst between Aquarius and Leo Britain.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1523 – 1528 – 1533)

This period partly replicates the Brexit Aquarius period due to its location in a Gemini micro-age.  This Aquarius period is associated with the reign of King Henry VIII including the annulment of his first marriage to Catherine of Aragon and the beginning of the English Reformation – a major revolutionary event in its day.  The English Reformation is considered a part of the wider European Protestant Reformation, instigated by the (German) Martin Luther in this small Aquarius period with the new Protestants breaking away from the Roman Catholic Church and rejecting the authority of the Pope, extremely appropriate for revolutionary Aquarius.  In hindsight, the Reformation was an early symptom of the newly arrived Age of Aquarius promoting democracy and rejecting (Leo) leaders, as the new Protestant churches instigated a number of democratic processes associated with congregations into its structures.

Martin Luther’s role also supports the long term association of Aquarius with Germany.  In this case King Henry VIII wittingly, or unwittingly, sided with the revolutionary Luther in opposing the (Leo) might of the pope and Roman Catholic Church but for purely personal self-seeking reasons.  The internal turmoil created by the English Reformation lasted until the Glorious Revolution in the following similar Aquarius micro-age decan in 1688.

This Aquarius period occurred in the lead up to the peak of the Taurus sub-age decan (1493 – 1552), and with such strong support from Taurus, and from the Capricorn quasi sub-age (1523 – 1702), another sign favorable to the British, the greatest loser here was the external Roman Catholic Church with Britain formally leaving the fold.  The Roman Catholic Church has Pisces and Scorpio at the top of its totem pole, and this Aquarius period was greatly influenced by Taurus and Virgo – both antithetical to the Christian church.  The Taurus sub-age decan (1493 – 1552) is also the same period as the overlapping Virgo sub-age decan overflow – bad news for Pisces-Scorpio Christianity.

Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1582 – 1597 – 1612)

The anti-royal flavor of Aquarius quickly manifested when in 1587, Queen Elizabeth had Catholic Queen Mary beheaded.  In the following year, the Spanish unleashed their invasion Armada against the British, only to have it disintegrate due to adverse weather and better tactics of the British with the Spanish losing 65 ships and 10,000 men compared to the English losing no ships and less than 100 men.  Nevertheless, Queen Elizabeth scrapped with Parliament in 1593, where she asserted the monarchical right to assent or disagree with Parliament, and that religious matters and foreign affairs were the domain of the monarch.   The newly elected parliamentarians from the middle class had another perspective.

The death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 saw the thrones of England and Scotland combined under King James VI.  Catholic Guy Fawkes was foiled in his attempt to kill King James VI and blow up Parliament in 1605 leading to centuries of fireworks for many British and their descendants around the world.  Despite winning against the Spanish, this Aquarius period again demonstrates the traumatic events in Britain under Aquarius, and associated with a royal execution, and attempted royal murder.  However, this small Aquarius period witnessed the birth of the American colonies, establishing their revolutionary spirit from birth under Aquarius.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1627 – 1632 – 1637)

This finds England under the reign of King Charles I (1600 – 1649) who believed in the divine right of kings, and so this Aquarius period witnessed a feud between the king and parliament with the general public opposed to his policies, especially taxation without parliamentary consent and his behavior as an absolute monarch.  Ultimately this cost him his head.  This is a straightforward anti-monarch period, but also a difficult period for the British as should be expected when Aquarius is strong.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1687 – 1692 – 1697)

The main game in town was the Glorious Revolution (1688) with the overthrow of King James II of England by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch William III, Prince of Orange, who was James’s nephew and son-in-law. William’s successful invasion of England with a Dutch fleet and army led to his ascension to the throne as William III of after the Declaration of Right, leading to the Bill of Rights 1689.  The initial dissent occurred due to the likelihood that King James’s Catholic son would take the British throne and therefore create the establishment of a Roman Catholic dynasty. Working with British parliamentarians, William successfully launched a large invasion fleet in 1688, and following the defeat of King James’s forces, James fled England.  This revolution or invasion again indicates the ability of Aquarius to deeply undermine the integrity of Britain.

For British Catholics its effects were disastrous, both socially and politically, as for over a century Catholics were denied the right to vote and sit in Parliament; they were also denied commissions in the army, and the monarch was forbidden to be Catholic or to marry a Catholic – this latter prohibition remaining in force until 2015. Of course, the subsequent persecution of Catholics is good old Aquarius fascism.  It has been argued, mainly by Whig historians, that James’s overthrow began modern English parliamentary democracy: the Bill of Rights 1689 has become one of the most important documents in the political history of Britain and never since has the monarch held absolute power.[ii]

The English Bill of Rights set out certain basic civil rights and clarified royal succession and laid down limits on the powers of the (Leo) monarch and sets out the rights of (Aquarius) Parliament, including the requirement for regular parliaments, free elections, and freedom of speech in Parliament. It sets out certain rights of individuals including the prohibition of cruel and unusual punishment and reestablished the right of Protestants to have arms for their defense within the rule of law. The Bill of Rights 1689 was one of the inspirations for the Bill of Rights in the USA.[iii]

This period is the source of America’s gun-toting culture as this Aquarius period was situated in the strongest part of the Aries sub-age decan and overflow  (1612 – 1672 – 1731), that influenced the early years of the British settlement of North America.  While the British moved on, many Americans have held fast to Aries inspired guns as the formative period for any nation is highly influential in creating national myths.

Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1746 – 1761 – 1776)

This Aquarius period relates to the 20th century Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1940), and as a preview to the disastrous early 20th century for the UK, in this 18th century period,  it ended with the beginning of the American War of Independence leading to the loss of its American colonies.  This period also included the first war waged on a global scale, and therefore is a precursor to the two world wars in the 20th century.  The Seven year’s War (1756 – 1763) went extremely well for the UK making the UK the dominant world power.  This all occurred mainly in the first half of this Aquarius period, which coincides with the Pisces micro-age overflow (1746 – 1761) which probably astrologically accounts for this war as Europe always splits under Pisces, despite Pisces being its most influential sign.

The second half of this Aquarius period is closely aligned to the growing dissent within the Thirteen Colonies in North America leading to the beginning of the American Revolutionary War in 1775.  This Aquarius period is located near the peak of the Sagittarius juggernaut associated with the massive Sagittarius quasi micro-age (1702 – 1881) which propelled the UK into the stratosphere.  Nevertheless, the conditions that led to the loss of the thirteen colonies must be viewed as an unfortunate event for the British.

Aquarius micro-age decan and overflow (1791 – 1796 – 1801)

This Aquarius period occurred in the Libra micro-age (1791 – 1806), at the very beginning of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970), and is in a period of astrological strength for the UK being at the highpoint of the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow (1612 – 1791 – 1970), with a special positive and strong Sagittarius focus on the period 1791 – 1881.  The UK jumped on to this Sagittarius period with the Industrial Revolution and then went on and created the greatest empire the world has ever experienced.  Therefore, any difficulty experienced in an antithetical Aquarius micro-age decan is like a mouse being trod on by an elephant.

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In traditional mundane astrology, the focus on nations is usually via the horoscope associated with the creation of their most recent constitution or formative legal documents like the Declaration of Independence in the USA in 1776.  While these are important reference points, in macro-astrology the emphasis is not with governments but with the society that created the government and therefore the horoscope for the government is merely a subset of the nation’s identity.  The government may act as head of a nation, but the nation or region has its own identity independent of the government.  In 1901, Australia was created from a collection of previously independent states, but the Australian identity existed before this date.  The rambunctious American identity existed before the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

For the ‘birth’ of a nation, region, state, city and so on, I take its very beginning if possible.  For example, in the case of the USA, when Jamestown was first settled on May 4, 1607, this created the first contiguous settlement leading to the modern day for what would become the USA, but the identity or personality of the USA was ‘born’ in 1607.  Though it is not common practice to erect a horoscope for the Jamestown settlement for the USA, this is the approach in macro-astrology.

In the case of the UK, the first settlement is unknown, so major events and developments provide strong hints at which signs support the UK and its antecedent, and which signs detract.  Each sign included in the astrological signature for the UK is derived from formative periods in its history with one sign stretching back at least 4,500 years. The purpose of providing the detailed account that produced the astrological signature for the UK is for the purpose of analyzing Brexit and its impact upon the UK, and even if Brexit will proceed.  In macro-astrology, a virtual horoscope for anything being investigated is desirable, and the equivalence of a horoscope is an astrological signature.  An astrological signature is just a combination of zodiacal signs.  With the United Kingdom, we start with Taurus appropriately as a foundation for its astrological signature.

Taurus

Certainly some key elements of the British psyche were put in place during the Bronze Age in Britain (2500 BC – 800 BC) closely associated with the Taurus age overflow[1] (2916 BC – 732 BC) when agriculture first flourished and large megalithic monuments were constructed or modified, including such sites as Avebury, Stonehenge, Silbury Hill and Must Farm.  The significant cultural change in the British Isles came with the arrival of the Beaker people from Europe.  A recent study showed a major genetic shift in late Neolithic/early Bronze Age Britain, so that more than 90% of Britain’s Neolithic gene pool was replaced with the coming of a people genetically similar to the Beaker people of the lower-Rhine area.[2]  This was the first of many ‘Germanic’ invasions which has defined the English people of today.

Stonehenge – a classic example of Taurus

By around 1600 BC, the southwest of England was experiencing a trade boom as British tin was exported across Europe.[3]  Bronze-age Britons were also skilled at making jewelry from gold.  All the evidence suggests that Bronze Age Britain was, for the time, a stable, productive and affluent society, and relatively peaceful before the onslaught of the Aries age overflow (732 BC – 1433 AD).  Taurus has a place in the British national psyche.  It also helps explain why the British retain their anachronistic monarchy as Taurus is resistant to change. They still give aristocrats political leverage in the House of Lords.

The first well known tumultuous event in the history of the British Isles was the Roman invasion from 43 AD to 142 AD though Rome’s expansion into the island was limited to south of Hadrian’s Wall.  The successful part of the invasion occurred in the Scorpio sub-age overflow (8 BC – 173 AD) and this indicates that Taurus Britannica was experiencing its ‘detriment’ under its opposite sign of Scorpio.  The UK came incredibly close to being invaded in the Second World War – which was also under a Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970), and definitely within the Scorpio quasi sub-age (1881 – 2059). [For a detailed explanation of age sub-periods and quasi-periods, see The Age of Aquarius for Dummies]

The successful annexation and control of Britain by Rome from 43 AD to 410 AD was primarily due to Scorpio.  It should be noted that this 367 year period of Roman occupation is about half the length of an age-decan, and the most powerful age-decan during this time was the Scorpio age-decan and overflow (732 BC – 8BC – 713 AD); and its overlap with the Scorpio quasi age-decan (370 BC – 352 AD) provides the ability to divide this age-decan into quarters (732 BC – 370 BC – 8BC – 352 AD – 713 AD).  The most powerful quarter is always the third quarter, in this case, covering the period 8 BC – 352 AD, relatively closely aligned to the period of Roman occupation (43 AD to 410 AD).  This is no accident, as this long period of foreign control aligns with Scorpio at strength, and strongly supports the argument that the British have an affinity to Taurus – the opposite sign to Scorpio, explaining why the British experience difficult times under Scorpio such as the two world wars in the modern Scorpio quasi sub-age (1881 – 2059).  In addition, Scorpio holds the influential third position on Rome’s astrological signature, after Aries (1st) and Pisces (2nd) indicating that the period 8BC – 352 AD was Ancient Rome at its peak. 


The death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings

The Battle of Hastings in 1066 instigates the opposite context to the earlier Roman invasion. This was the last successful full-scale invasion of England, in this case by the Norman-French army under William, the Duke of Normandy, but unlike the Romans, the Normans stayed.  This occurred in the Taurus sub-age overflow (894 – 1073), a sign that should be conducive the Britannica Taurus psyche and as a consequence, the Normans were not temporary residents like the Romans, but became incorporated into upper British society and were very influential in the evolution of Britain. No latter development in the evolution towards the UK has made such a profound change to Britain as the Norman invasion, and this event must be considered part of the positive construction of the future UK even though nominally, an invasion is usually seen as a negative development. 

Cancer

Cancer is most likely part of the UK’s core astrological signature, and is probably the source of the British expression “an Englishman’s house is their castle”.  However, a mere expression is insufficient bedrock for including Cancer into the UK’s astrological signature.  The best supporting evidence for the association of Cancer with the UK is found in historical periods associated with Cancer.  The first support comes from the Pisces age (732 BC – 1433 AD) in its Cancer quasi age-decan (352 AD – 1072) which was the period when all the final pieces were put into place for the creation of the modern UK.  Romanized Britain in 352 quickly saw in the following century the departure of their Roman overlord and invasion of some Germanic tribes which fundamentally changed the language, culture and society from its more Celtic roots. 

The following invasion by the Vikings a few centuries later, again strengthened the Germanic influence as the Vikings were distantly related to the Anglo-Saxons and could partially understand each other’s language and basically created Old English as a result.  However, the Vikings, as with Scandinavia, are mainly associated with Cancer, the sign of boats, and everywhere the Vikings influenced, including Russia, were left with strong Cancer archetypes.  The Viking invasion is strongly associated with the peak of the Cancer quasi age-decan in the centuries surrounding 713s – the highpoint of the Cancer sub-age and overflow (533 AD – 713 – 894 AD).

The (almost) final invasion of Great Britain by William the Conqueror in 1066 provided the last major socio-political-cultural element for modern Great Britain, but the Normans were themselves the descendants of previous Viking invaders of Normandy, but by 1066, they had converted to speaking French.  Therefore the sign Cancer is very strongly associated with the UK and probably its primary sign.  This is supported by the fact that the UK came into existence in 1801 following the union of Great Britain with Ireland.  1801 was in the Cancer sub-age decan (1791 – 1851) of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970) but more influenced at this juncture by the Sagittarius sub-age overflow (1791 – 1970) and Sagittarius sub-age decan overflow (1791 – 1851) promoting the role of Sagittarius in the UK. The overflow period is always stronger.

There is another significant Cancer period that also demonstrates the UK’s association to Cancer.  The Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1313 – 1373 – 1433) of the last Pisces sub-age (1253 – 1433), especially in the overflow period (1373 – 1433) is associated with the famous Hundred Year’s War with France (1337 – 1453), and while this eventually turned against the British, during the Cancer period, the war went well for England and the British aristocracy invested heavily into the war due to their early victories and plunder – like a modern corporation seeking new sales territory.  The Hundred Year’s War was instrumental in creating British (and French) nationalism. England subsequently succumbed to the War of Roses following the end of this Cancer period as the British nobility were upset with the loss of their French landholdings resulting in civil war.

It could also be argued that the UK was at the pinnacle of world affairs in the Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1791 – 1851 – 1910) when ‘Brittania ruled the waves’ under Queen Victoria (1819 – 1901) and the Sun never set on the British Empire.  This pinnacle for the UK was short lived, as only a few years after the end of this Cancer sub-age overflow the Irish successfully revolted against British rule (except for Northern Ireland), and the two world wars shunted the UK aside as the USA took the mantle of age-empire of the Pisces-Aquarian age similar to Ancient Rome ascending as age-empire of the Aries-Pisces age one age ago.

Leo

Another reason for the astrological justification of the anachronistic British royalty is to associate the UK with Leo (and Capricorn).  The last Leo period of strength (sub-age decan or larger) was the Leo sub-age decan and overflow (1612 – 1672 – 1731) of the Capricorn-Sagittarius sub-age (1612 -1791).  It was in this period that the precursor to the UK was formed – the Kingdom of Great Britain, commencing in 1707, which united the kingdoms of England, including Wales, and Scotland to form a single kingdom encompassing the whole island of Great Britain but excluding Ireland.


King Arthur by Charles Ernest Butler (1903)

If the legend of King Arthur has any grounding in an historical person, this person most likely straddled the 5th and 6th centuries AD in an earlier Leo quasi sub-age (443 – 623 AD). King Arthur defeated dragons, witches and so on and was the leader of a band of superheroes who took the role of the mythological royal savior. Nearly all the modern legend about King Arthur can be ignored as pure fiction.  If the earliest references to Arthur have any credibility then he was probably a valiant warrior. 

What is pertinent is that Arthur was probably involved in the early clashes with the invading Germanic tribes.  There was the battle of Mount Badon (c.490 – 517) between the defending Britons and the invading Anglo-Saxons, and it is believed that this battle halted or slowed down the advancing Germans who were streaming into Great Britain and creating Saxon England that was to rule England from around 550 to 1066 – a period of 516 years.[4]  This is in the order of magnitude of an age-decan and closely aligned with the Cancer quasi age-decan (353 – 1080), a favorable sign for the UK, especially with respect to the (Cancer) immigrants but not to the authority of the (Capricorn) government.

Queen Boudica

It is worth noting that the British affinity to their queens possibly found its inception with the warrior-queen Boudica who revolted against the Roman Empire in 60 or 61 AD.  This occurred in a Scorpio-Libra sub-age (8 BC – 173 AD) and more importantly in the Gemini-Aquarius sub-age decan (53 AD – 113 AD).  This timeframe is astrologically equivalent to the approaching Gemini-Aquarius sub-age decan (2029 – 2089) of the current Scorpio-Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148).  However, both the modern and ancient periods Scorpio is more influential than Libra in the first half of the sub-age.  Whenever Aquarius and Scorpio are strong, the British suffer or events tend to go against them.  Queen Boudica failed in her revolution against the Romans but nevertheless became a folk hero.

Capricorn

There is also evidence that Capricorn is part of the British psyche explaining their profoundly conservative attitudes and approaches and contributing to the entrenched role the Royal Family plays in British society and politics.  Also, the most successful child of Great Britain was born in 1606 with the British colonization of North America occurring near the 1612 peak of the Capricorn sub-age and overflow (1433 – 1612 – 1791). Regardless of anything else, the birth of a future age-empire is as profound a positive development as possible.  For example, it could be argued that the UK’s child saved them in the Second World War. 

Astrologically, Capricorn did ‘save’ the UK in the Second World War.  Both world wars occurred under the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940), (Aquarius rules fascists on its dark side) and with a strong Leo association, the UK suffered extremely with these two wars diametrically opposed to Leo.  However, within just a few years after the end of the Aquarius micro-age overflow, and with the arrival of the Capricorn micro-age overflow (1940 – 1950), the tide was turned, and America entered the war… and the rest is history. 

“The toll exacted by the First World War can be seen in Britain’s conduct of its successor. The paralysis and weakness which gripped Whitehall as Hitler’s shadow extended first through Austria, then through Czechoslovakia, had no precedent since Tudor times.”[5] 

Britain’s Darkest Hour (June 1940 – June 1941)[6] combined with the 1st World War is basically associated with the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 1925 – 1940) within the Scorpio quasi sub-age (1881 – 2059) and in the Libra age-decan (1433 – 2148) – with all three signs diametrically opposed the major elements in the UK’s astrological signature.  However, around October 1940 the arrival of the Capricorn-Sagittarius micro-age now had two signs favorable to the UK and the removal of the detrimental influence of the Aquarius micro-age and overflow (1910 – 25 – 40).

Interestingly, in an earlier Capricorn sub-age overflow (1612 – 1791), Robert Walpole is generally regarded as the de facto first Prime Minister of Great Britain:

“Walpole was one of the greatest..

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Some astrologers have a problem linking Scorpio to terrorists, but a simple examination of a scorpion with its stinging tail attacking whatever comes into its path seems a fitting archetypal description of a terrorist.  Furthermore, terrorist do not behave like exposed (Aries) armies, they hide like (Scorpio) spies.  However, theory is never the ruling paradigm in astrology – it is always evidence, either from statistical sources or traditional astrological methodology.  Whenever a Scorpio period appears, terrorist activity escalates.  This is why terrorism is ruled by Scorpio!

The following graph indicates the total fatalities from terrorism from 1970 to 2016.

The above graph displays a peak in 2014 (43,566 fatalities), with fatalities mildly dropping away in 2015 (38,464) and continuing this trend in 2016 (34,676).  The biggest peak in fatalities earlier than 2014 was in 2007 (12,858), and if we take the period 2007 to 2014, this coincidentally or otherwise, correlates with most of the Scorpio sub-age decan and overflow (Jan 2005 – Jan 2010 – Dec 2014). [See: Age of Aquarius for Dummies for details on the mechanics of the astrological ages]

The Scorpio sub-age decan and overflow, as with all ages and sub-periods of the ages, is not homogenous, and can be likened to the monthly lunation cycle.  As with the four phases of the Moon, each age and sub-period have four stages, but there are differences between these stages.  The first stage is always the weakest.  For example, the Age of Aquarius and its overflow (1433 – 3574 – 5697) has four stages, the first stage (1433 – 2506) is the weakest stage for Aquarius in the Age of Aquarius. This is the stage the world currently finds itself located within.

In striking contrast, this same timeframe is stage 3 of the Pisces age and overflow (732 BC – 1433 AD – 3574) and stage 3 is the strongest of all the stages.  Stage 3 (1433 to 2506) marks the 1073 years which is the most powerful period for Pisces in the 26,000 year cycle of the astrological ages. This is why, despite being in the rational Age of Aquarius, the world is more influenced by the Pisces age overflow (until 2506 AD) – and so Pisces ruled archetypes such as the USA, Europe, corporations, religious beliefs, drugs, oceans, chemical weapons and plastics appear to have a greater influence upon the world compared to Aquarian archetypes.

The four stages of the Scorpio sub-age decan and overflow:

  1. Jan 2005 – Jul 2007
  2. Jul 2007 – Jan 2010
  3. Jan 2010 – Jul 2012
  4. Jul 2012 – Dec 2014

Excluding the first and weakest of the above stages, this leaves the remaining three stronger stages affecting the period July 2007 to December 2014, which is closely aligned to the peak in terrorism fatalities as indicated in the above graph.

There are other astrological influences possibly influencing the above graph promoting 2014 such as the end of the Cancer micro-age (Feb 2000 – Dec 2014) or the beginning of the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029).  Alternatively, the Cancer micro-age is exactly the same period as the Leo micro-age overflow, so it is also possible that the downturn in fatalities is linked to the substantially reduced influence of Leo after 2014?

Based on the evidence, it appears that all these three possible influences may contribute to the drop in terrorist fatalities, but probably only in minor ways.  The biggest growth in terrorist fatalities since the arrival of the Cancer micro-age in 2000 is in the Middle East, and the Middle East is ruled by Cancer, and so the above graph does seem to show the increasing fatalities in the Middle East since the arrival of the Cancer micro-age.  However, this increase is modest before 2007 to 2014.

The disappearance in December 2014 of Leo as an active player is hard to reconcile with terrorist fatalities as Leo is not normally associated with either terrorists or fatalities.  Leo however, does sit at the 10th house position to Scorpio, so perhaps the departure of Leo is linked to the demotion of terrorists as perceived “leaders”?  If this is the case, it is probably a marginal reason for the decrease in terrorist fatalities.

Finally, what about the arrival of Gemini at the end of 2014?  Gemini does sit in the 12th house position to Cancer, suggesting that the influence of the Middle East (associated with Cancer) has entered a 12th house ending phase.  The arrival of ISIS in full regalia could even be considered a self-made problem for the Middle East as the arrival of the Gemini micro-age in December 2014 is remarkably synchronous with the beginning of the peak of ISIS – which by December 2015 held a large area in western Iraq and eastern Syria including the city of Mosul.  Its main target was Muslims who just had the misfortune of living in Iraq or Syria. This could be construed as a 12th house self-made problem within Islam, though, without acknowledging the gross destabilization of the Middle East with the invasion of Iraq by the USA and its allies in 2003, and the absolute waste of trillions of dollars to undertake this useless folly, it’s hard to see how the self-made problem was limited to the Middle East.

I have not done any thorough research on Korea, but I have tentatively associated Gemini with Korea, as the split in Korea forming North and South Korea occurred in the opposite Sagittarius micro-age (1940 – 1955), and civil wars often occur when an active sign is opposite a key sign in a country’s astrological signature.  Just having Korea split into two is indicative of Gemini. The increasing focus on the Korean peninsula in recent times aligned with the arrival of the Gemini micro-age (Dec 2014 – Nov 2029) supports this Gemini association.

The USA can never be comfortable in any Cancer period as sitting just below Pisces and Aquarius on its totem pole, sits the sign Capricorn. Capricorn explains many of the arch-conservative social and political polices of the descendants of the self-made Puritans who arrived in America towards the end of the Capricorn sub-age (1433 – 1612) but mainly in the more powerful Capricorn sub-age overflow (1612 – 1791).  The Puritans are ruled by Capricorn.

Currently, the main adversaries of the USA include China and the Middle East with both ruled by Cancer. Cancer is also strong in the astrological signature of Russia.  The USA has taken umbrage at another Cancer country, New Zealand, for refusing entry of its warships as New Zealand declared itself a nuclear free zone and the USA will not declare which of its naval vessels have nuclear weapons. American right-wing politicians regularly denounce the strong and successful socialism of Scandinavian countries – with Scandinavia ruled by Cancer – the sign of the common people.

The American Civil War occurred in the most potent stage 3 (1851 – 1881) of the Cancer sub-age decan and overflow (1791 – 1851 – 1910) of the Scorpio sub-age (1791 – 1970).  This antipathy between Capricorn and Cancer explains why the USA was attacked and humiliated by the 9/11 attack very close to the beginning of the Cancer micro-age (2000 – 2014) as the Cancer 7th house focusses upon the opponent, Islam and the Middle East.

Americans should beware of the astrological birthday of the American Civil War as it is just around the corner. The American Civil War (1861 -65) occurred towards the end of  the last Gemini micro-age (1851 – 66) associated with either the Gemini micro-age decan or Libra micro-age decan overflow with both covering the period May 1861 to April 1866.

The same period next decade is November 2024 – November 2029, but while the micro-age and micro-age decans will be identical to the American Civil War, the Cancer influence is only from the 15 year Cancer micro-age overflow (2014 – 2029), and not the massive 59 year Cancer sub-age decan overflow (1851 – 1910) associated with the Civil War.  Therefore, while the astrology does not suggest a civil war for the USA next decade, it does indicate a major political stress zone similar to the lead up to the American Civil War.  It appears that the political atmosphere in the USA will remain and get even more tumultuous before it gets better!  Fortunately, the first coup or destabilization of the integrity of the Unites States government is not expected until around the middle of next century at the cusp of the Libra and Gemini age-decans.  Age-decan cusps have a highly consistent history of destabilisation – especially for age-empires like the USA.

Once the almost 30 years Cancer micro-age and overflow concludes in 2029, the emphasis should severely shift away from the Middle East, and it may also drop with regards to China.  The second sign on China’s totem pole is Libra (including much of Asia), and with the Libra sub-age (1970 – 2148) we should expect that China maintains its new and highly influential role in world affairs, but with the absence of the Cancer period, the intensity should drop off (for a while).

Cancer is being replaced with the overlapping Gemini micro-age and overflow (2014 – 2029 – 2044) but underpinned by the massive Gemini sub-age decan and overflow (1970 – 2029 – 2088). This does suggest that the Korean peninsula may be a longer and more entrenched problem compared to the Middle East, or that there is a stronger and longer focus upon the Korean peninsula in the coming decades for better or worse.  Gemini should also produce an increase in stridency from students and youth, something that we have recently seen with the anti-gun movement in the USA, and as early as 1989 with the Tiananmen Square protests and massacre in China.  Gemini, sitting at the lowly 4th house to Pisces, is a difficult sign for Pisces-Aries Europe and Pisces-Aquarius USA and sits at the difficult 12th house position to China’s primary sign of Cancer.

We have already seen some fragmentation of Europe with the UK’s Brexit and the growth of neo-fascism in some of the eastern European nations, with some of these nations expressing a desire for further distance from the European Union, and the USA appears to be on the path back towards isolationism.  Trump’s pitch to the USA ‘homeland’ is therefore unlikely to be a transient phenomenon, as the USA has periodically preferred isolationism.  Regardless of any sustain isolationist tendencies in the coming decades, the emphasis on the USA’s 4th house does not suggest raising the flag of the USA high up the mast in world affairs. It is probably a significant astrological factor why the USA gets egg on its face when it has attacked other nations since Gemini arrived in 1970 – commencing with the Viet Nam  War. Furthermore, the USA tangibly rode the Sagittarius sub-age and overflow (1612 – 1791 – 1970) to economic and political glory indicating a strong affinity between the American psyche and Sagittarius.  This suggests that the American psyche is in for hard times under Gemini, apart from Gemini activating the 4th house of Pisces.

After taking into account the influence of Cancer, Leo and Gemini associated with the drop in terrorist fatalities, the greatest likelihood is that the drop in terrorist fatalities since 2014 is due to the end of the almost 10 year Scorpio influence (Jan 2005 – Jan 2010 – Dec 2014).  Some readers may complain that there seems to be a spurt of terrorist activities lately, and this can adequately be accounted for by the appearance of a 10 month Scorpio nano-age decan and overflow (Jun 17 – Nov 17 – Apr 18) of the Pisces nano-age (Jun 17 – Sep 18), the third nano-age in the current Gemini micro-age (2014 – 29). Fortunately, this Scorpio influence should now be at an end, or almost so.

The Scorpio nano-age decan (purple)

References

Max Roser, Mohamed Nagdy and Hannah Ritchie (2018) – “Terrorism“. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: ‘https://ourworldindata.org/terrorism’ [Online Resource]

Note: The above ephemeris has the Gemini micro-age commencing in 2015, but since this ephemeris was produced in 2013, I have fine-tuned the timing, and it turns out that the Gemini micro-age commenced in December 2014.  This ephemeris will be updated ASAP.

Further Reading

When Will the USA Retreat from the World?

Pisces America

Cancer – the New Paradigm for the World

A Funny Thing Happened in the 21st Century – Part 1

Gemini’s Role in our Modern World (or Battle of the Brains)

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Is the World a Calamity in Progress?

Trump is Representative of the Age of Aquarius

Is the USA in Retreat?

The Real Revolution in the USA

Is Western Society Due Another Revolution?

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