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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Worldwide Change Ahead >> Global Cooling 2017 to 2053 >> More Clouds, Less Sunlight, Torrential Rains, Great Floods, Heavy Snowfall & Colder Temperatures >> Asia, Europe, Russia, North & South America Greatly Impacted

Global Cooling: 2017 - 2053

'More Clouds, Less Sunlight, Torrential Rains, Great Floods, Heavy Snowfall & Colder Temperatures

Europe, Russia, Asia, North & South America Greatly Impacted

Global Forecast by
Theodore White, astromet.Sci

If you are reading this then you will come to understand that the world is on the cusp of an historic change.

This change will greatly alter how you live and work over the next three decades - beginning later this year.

As summer matures throughout the northern hemisphere, it is important to remember that just around the corner a powerful new climate regime is about to begin - global cooling.

As a astronomic forecaster, I began my study of advanced forecasting by learning to forecast the climate and weather. I clearly came to understand that our planet, the Earth, lives in space and it is from outer space where all of our weather and climate conditions originate.

Consider this,

In 2016, recorded cold temperatures over land cooled a record 1.2 degrees Celsius - another trend to global cooling.

What we are witnessing is what I have always said, and that is that it is the Sun that causes warming, cooling and extreme weather events.

When I made my forecast for the arrival of global cooling to begin in mid-December 2017, I did so based on my astronomic calculations relative to the Barycenter, the Sun and modulation by the planets, especially Jupiter and Saturn.

I determined that the thermodynamic ultraviolet and total solar irradiance of the Sun as solar cycle #24 neared its end would occur faster in 2017 before the Sun began solar cycle #25, which is the start of its Grand Minimum.

By calculating the motion of the center of our solar system called the Barycenter, along with the activity and condition of the Sun and the modulations of the planets, I am able to forecast advanced climate and weather months, years and decades into the future.

The center of our solar system is actually the Barycenter. The Sun, Earth and all the planets of our solar system orbit around the Barycenter. It is a center of mass of every object in the solar system combined. The Sun moves as the planets tug on it, causing the Sun to orbit the solar system's Barycenter. The Sun never strays too far from Barycenter; which is often outside the photosphere of the Sun, but never outside the Sun's corona. Each year, the barycenter changes position.

The fact that there are less sunspots with spotless days increasing shows that the Sun's magnetic activity is flatlining as I had previously forecasted.

The effects have already been seen in this decade with snowfall occurring in arid and semi-arid regions of the planet along with wetter conditions featuring torrential rains and resulting floods that are the mark of the advent of global cooling.

This trend was easily seen during 2016-2017 with snow falling in one of the hottest regions on the planet - the Sahara Desert.

For years, I had been warning that arid and semi-arid regions would see the trending of the Sun's coming quiescent phase lead to a general cooling of the atmosphere along with wetter conditions usually not seen in these regions of the world.

All world regions will feel the change in climate - especially Europe, Russia and Asia. 

If you live on the European continent, or in Russia, or Asia, it is incumbent upon you to begin to make immediate plans to survive global cooling and the extreme weather that it brings.

In regions of the world, such as the North Atlantic Ocean, there's been a very clear cooling trend there since 2007.

It is also part of my climate forecast that global cloud cover will increase dramatically going into the 2020s.

Low level clouds developing

The formation of clouds always occurs on a much smaller scale than can be represented by the grid size used by climatologists and their conventional computer climate models. 

That's because clouds often occur in several layers above each other. This adds to the difficulty of computer modelling global cloud cover correctly and accurately. 

Observe in the graphic photo below how the physical complexity of cloud processes and the small scale of individual clouds that is compared to the size of a climate model computer grid. 

You see, cloud formation occurs on fractions of a millimetre, but conventional world climate models operate with a grid size of 50-100 km.

Cloud formation processes take place on fractions of a millimetre, but conventional climate models operate with a grid size of 50-100 km.
Clouds have a net cooling effect on the Earth's climate and everyone is about to see much more low cloud coverage over the course of all the seasons on Earth into the near future. 

Many people are unaware that the Earth's highly variable climate and weather is forced from outer space, for that is where our planet lives - in space.

And it is also in space where galactic cosmic rays exist. 

These rays are actually atomic particles that penetrate our solar system from outside of the Sun's protective heliosphere.

They come from supernova remnants left over by exploded stars and play a major part in climate change.

Cosmic rays and their particles ionizes the air in the Earth's upper atmosphere and form aerosols which grow into cloud condensation nuclei. 

The nuclei is required for water droplets to condense and create low-altitude clouds. They exert a strong cooling effect. What I am saying is that cosmic rays promote major cloud formation that reduces sunshine on the Earth's surface.

Low level clouds will increase greatly in the climate of global cooling

The rises and falls of cosmic ray fluxes increase global cloudiness and so can can significantly lower or raise the world’s mean temperature.

Extreme low cloud coverage cools the Earth, increases precipitation to the point of torrential rains and is the cause of floods - a mark of the unfavorable climate of global cooling.

Clouds reflect and shade with a high reflectivity, depending on water droplet size, cloud thickness and the zenith angle of the Sun. 

High clouds tend to warm the troposphere, but low clouds have a cooling effect.

Low clouds are found up to 2,000 m altitude and include stratus types that are often seen as dense and grey. When stratus clouds contact the surface, it is called fog. 

Several kinds of low clouds form where cold air masses are displacing warmer air masses as a cold front which then brings heavy rain and snowfall.

It will change the lives of everyone worldwide and there is no escape.


What each and every single individual on Earth will experience, beginning in late 2017 - and lasting until the early 2050s - will alter their view of the world as they know it.

For it is the variations of the Sun's ultraviolet rays and solar irradiance that is the prime force that determines the Earth's climate and its weather.

The main cause of the deadly cold weather during previous global cooling era, or ice ages, was reductions in the Sun's ultraviolet radiance.

A 'spotless' quiescent Sun with no sunspots.

It is the Sun that is the cause of global warming, global cooling and everything else in between.

The planets modulate the Sun's ultraviolet rays, and all the indications - every single last one of them which I have calculated - point to one thing and that is global cooling.

It is coming for certain and I have been warning anyone who will listen to the truth of the entire matter of  what constitutes climate change on Earth.

The La Nina of 2021-2022

As global cooling officially arrives in mid-December 2017, the years going into the early 2020s will see a major ENSO - first a moderate El Nino featuring torrential rains, which will be followed by a powerful cold phase, known as La Nina.

That La Nina will make the northern hemispheric winter of 2021-22 and spring of 2022 brutally wet, cold, snowy and icy seasons.

I have forecasted that the winter of 2021-2022 in the northern hemisphere will be historically wet and cold - lasting from November 2021 to June 2022.

The climate change to global cooling will be abrupt, as it gets colder far faster than it can warm, and as we go into the year 2020 the pundits will be at a total loss to explain how the cooler seasons and colder temperatures are happening so quickly.

Remember that those pundits, those who have gone on and on for years blaming humanity for 'global warming,' will not be there to help you during the three decade long plus era of global cooling. 

Already the Antarctic is gearing up for global cooling, and in the Arctic, since 2010, the jet streams have begun their shift from a east/west flow to one that is becoming increasingly north to south.

That is the reason for the polar vortices that are going to become ever more frequent and common as fierce cold temperatures plunges down into the mid-latitudes and further south.


By the end of the first La Nina of the global cooling era, there will be far fewer loud mouths going on and on about how humans are 'warming' the planet as many people will pray for warmer temperatures - but that warmth will not arrive. 

Rather, it will get wetter and colder - all through the 2020s, the 2030s and the 2040s. 

By the late 2020s, when it will have become obvious to all but the truly dense that global cooling is indeed the climate in effect, the world you know will be a  very different place than it is right now.


The mark of the climate of global cooling will be the increase in low level clouds, first over the world's oceans and populated lands from torrential rains that result in great floods.

I cannot stress enough that few regions of the world will escape the torrential rains and floods which is caused by the Sun's quiescent phase and the climate of global cooling.

The extreme increase of low level clouds worldwide will see a marked and very significant rise in heavy rains and resulting flash floods in urban centers - with torrential rains and major flooding in more rural and semi-urban regions of the globe.

Torrential rains from the increase in low-level clouds I've predicted is a mark of the weather of global cooling. I urge everyone who reads my forecasts to make serious preparations for the great floods to come.

For instance, consider the recent events throughout the world as proof of what I have been forecasting:

Torrential rain in Japan's southwestern region July 5-6, 2017 caused thousands of people to be evacuated from their homes. It brought flooding, landslides and a trail of destruction to the area.

At least two people have been killed and many others missing in huge floods that surged through southern Japan.

Authorities ordered hundreds of thousands of people to run for their lives.

Right on cue, what is being called 'unprecedented torrential rain' has caused rivers to burst their banks, sweeping away roads and houses, and destroying schools.

Thousands of soldiers and others were scrambling today to reach people cut off by torrents of swirling water or threatened by landslides, and had rescued 250 people, the government said.

Japanese soldiers rescue an elderly man in Asakura were among thousands of police officers and troops deployed to Kyushu on July 6-7, 2017.

“We are in an extremely serious situation,” Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso said July 6, 2017. He warned of the danger of collapsing hillsides and added that "many people are still missing."

More than 50 centimetres (20 inches) of rain deluged parts of Kyushu, the southernmost of Japan’s four main islands, over 12 hours on July 6th, the meteorological agency said.

The torrential rains and flood havoc throughout Asia - Japan, China, Bangladesh and India - is symptomatic of the transition to the climate of global cooling.

In June and July, devastating flooding in parts of Bangladesh has affected some 900,000 people and displaced thousands of families.

According to a senior government official, authorities have already rushed disaster response teams to carry out rescue work, distribute relief materials and supervise centres where nearly 2,000 families have taken shelter.

"Some 900,000 people are affected due to floods in three districts," Mr Kamal said July 6, 2017. He said the affected districts were Sylhet and Moulvibazar in north-eastern Bangladesh and Cox's Bazar in the south-east.

The plight of millions of people in Bangladesh, crisscrossed by more than 230 rivers, mounts every year as the low-lying country experiences seasonal floods almost annually.

The floods triggered by heavy seasonal rains and an onrush of water from hills across the Indian borders have caused widespread damage to homes, crops, roads and highways across vast areas of the country.

The authorities have evacuated residents of hundreds of villages to higher ground in the districts that are prone to torrential rains between June and September.

Meanwhile, in India, The death toll from worsening monsoon floods in India's Assam state has hit 18 with hundreds of thousands in makeshift camps and no let-up in the deluge, officials said yesterday.

"Monsoons are still ongoing. There are fresh developments every hour," Mr Rajib Prakash Barua, a senior Assam State Disaster Management Authority official, told AFP as he confirmed the latest death July 6, 2017.

The monsoons started in the north-eastern state in April, said Mr Barua, speaking from the state's main city, Guwahati. "One person died yesterday, taking the overall death toll in the last week to five. Most people died either because of flooding or electrocution."

Officials say about 395,000 people have so far been affected in 863 villages across Assam's 15 districts.

Many people have moved to makeshift camps set up by the authorities on higher ground. Back in late June 2017, two Italian councils declared a state of emergency while others reported extreme floods, hailstorms and damage to infrastructure over the weekend across northern Italy.

A teenage boy is missing after being dragged away by strong currents in the Adda River.

Torrential rains, storms, hailstorms and strong winds were felt across northern Italy over the weekend, forcing the closure of roads and creating substantial damage to infrastructure.

Urban centres such as Milan and Bergamo experienced thunderstorms all weekend while two towns, Enego and Vittorio Veneto, have already declared a state of emergency.

A 13-year-old boy of Moroccan nationality has been declared missing after he was washed away by strong currents in the Adda river - a tributary to the Po, Italy's largest river - in the municipality of Lodi, near Milan.

The flood follows a week of record high temperatures and extreme weather conditions across Italy.

The storms across northern Italy follow a week in which whole areas of the south were placed on red alert, the highest warning for extreme weather conditions.

In some areas of Catania, more than 200 millimetres of rain fell in less than 24 hours one day in June 2017.

Cars were swept off the road and at least one person was reported dead. Four earthquakes also struck the central Italian region of l'Aquila midway in June.

In Bolzano, which sits at the feet of the Alps, temperatures summer temperatures spiked to 38 celsius just before 64 millimetres of rain fell in just a few hours.

Fire fighters responded to 120 emergencies in Bolzano alone, according to La Repubblica.

In Catania, the heel of the archipelago's boot-like shape and the other end of Italy, families in some parts were evacuated as a precaution last week.

The rains have seen rivers overflow and flood throughout northern regions, from Piedmont to Veneto and Lombardy.

Hailstorms destroyed camping grounds, garages and homes in the northeast.

According to an Italian farmers association, the torrential rains have also affected the annual prosecco harvest - with entire vineyards completely destroyed. 

A spokesman said that 'hail grains like ping pong balls' had fallen all weekend.

I cannot stress strong enough that few regions of the world will escape the torrential rains and floods to come under the new climate regime of global cooling.

The extreme increase of low level clouds worldwide will see a marked and very significant rise in heavy rains and resulting flash floods in urban centers, with torrential rains and major flooding in more rural and semi-urban regions of the globe.

Consider that in early June even Florida suffered from days of constant heavy rains. The torrential rains that struck parts of South Florida on June 7, 2017 caused flash floods which left motorists stranded in streets.

Then, on the other side of the world in late June into early July 2017 several days of torrential rains triggered massive floods and landslides in many parts of south China, forcing the evacuation of more than 450,000 people.

Over 3,000 rescuers are searching for 93 persons still buried under rocks and mud by a landslide in southwest China's Sichuan Province.

The landslide engulfed 62 homes in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in the Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture of Aba Saturday morning, June 24, 2017, blocking a two kilometer section of river and burying 1,600 meters of road.

Ten people have been confirmed dead and 15 people had been taken off the list of missing as they were not in Xinmo village when the disaster struck, said Xu Zhiwen, deputy chief of Aba prefecture.

Only three people from one family were rescued hours after the landslide. The chance of survival for the missing ones is slim, rescuers said.

Rain-triggered disasters have also left at least 22 people dead and six missing in provinces of Jiangxi, Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan and Anhui.

In Jianxi, heavy rain affected 1.8 million people and forced 270,000 people to be relocated to safe places in 47 counties and districts, the provincial flood control authorities said.

Flash floods and landslides have left six people dead and three others missing in Jiangxi.

In Guizhou, nine people were killed and two remained missing after torrential rain pounded the region over the past few days.

Heavy rain also damaged 35,418 hectares of crops and inflicted a direct economic loss of 610 million yuan (89 million U.S. dollars.)

In Hunan, 151,900 people were evacuated and 642 small and medium-sized reservoirs overflowed in wake of the largest rainfall this year. Three people of a family in Luxi County of Hunan were found dead in a landslide.

The water in 14 rivers along the Yangtze River valley has risen above warning levels and heavy rains in the coming few days could further raise the water level in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the Changjiang Water Resources Commission said.

I have been warning everyone to prepare for the advent of global cooling and its weather because lives literally depend on being prepared.


The entire planet will be affected by global cooling as the Sun enters its Grand Minimum cycle. The seasons of fall, winter and spring will be colder and wetter in many regions, while drought will become more common in other regions that suffer from ground soil that remains colder and lacking in nutrients.

Summer seasons will also be cool and dry in some regions with more cloud cover and heavier precipitation in other regions. Flood and drought can also co-exist.

Expect warmer temperatures to be pushed further into late August and September, rather than in June and July and early August. 

The American Midwest, May 2017

Blasting storms in winter and spring will mean much more snow and ice storms - this will make the winter seasons longer (six months) as opposed to the usual three months.

During spring thaws the combination of melting snow and ice along with the arrival of torrential rains combine for floods just as crop planting season begins.

Of course, this will affect crop yields as the latitude lines for the growth of crops like canola, corn, soybeans and wheat will fall further south, and even in southern regions it will be cooler and cloudier than normal. 

Expect the next 36 years, counting from late 2017, as the global cooling era - in effect, a mini ice age.

So much time has been wasted on the lie of 'man-made global warming,' that is too late for many to prepare for it on the scale of making a difference.

Far too much time has been simply thrown away preparing for global cooling on the outright lie of 'man-made global warming.'

This means, of course, that it is up to individuals and small groups and organizations to begin to make preparations.

Those who laugh at your preparation now will be the very same ones crying cold and icy tears as global cooling rages worldwide.

Expect a great increase in cloudy days, a great decrease in sunlight with increased precipitation of torrential rains and heavy snows under the climate of global cooling.

Preparation means knowing that the climate is going to turn colder and much wetter. It also means understanding the kind of supplies you will need to survive as you battle the elements of global cooling.

How you prepare is a simple matter of just being prepared and that means getting to work now; for we are already on the cusp on the new climate regime of global cooling.

It will affect everything people do, how they work and feel as the weather of global cooling over the course of the next 36 years (2017-2053) will change the face of the planet.

The years now, 2017-2020, are the years to make significant changes in your life to be able to survive and then thrive during the first phase of global cooling (2017-2029) which will allow you to prepare the second and more deadly second phase (2029-2041) of the coming mini ice age. 

Knowledge is power. 

Be prepared.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Green Lion Eats The Sun: August 21, 2017 >> Total Eclipse of The Sun Over The United States

The Green Lion Eats The Sun
August 21, 2017

A Total Eclipse Over the United States

Presage by 
Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.sci

"These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us. Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus, yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects. 

Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide, in cities mutinies, in countries discord, in palaces treason, and the bond cracked ’twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction - there’s son against father. 

The king falls from bias of nature - there’s father against child. We have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves."

King Lear, Act I, scene 2

~ William Shakespeare, English playwright & poet (1564-1616)

After taking a self-imposed two-year sabbatical, I have returned to publishing GLOBAL ASTROLOGY.

I begin solar year 2017 with a new series of global forecasts and presages on a soon-to-come celestial event that will mark the next three years (2017-2020) a span of time I call the 'cardinal climax years.'

There will be a wide range of world events that will take place before the world sees the dawn of the new decade of the 2020s. 

I will cover these years, as well as the next decade here on Global Astrology.

My childhood tutor Charles Jayne used to say to me, “Breadth is essential in learning to practice Mundane Astrology."

I learned his lesson early in my studies which is why I cover such a wide spectrum of subjects as a professional astrologer.

Jayne was key to my entry into the study of mundane astrology as a child.

He gave me homework lessons on his extensive analysis of eclipses with his own view on how to interpret them. 

Jayne's essential rules went like this:

That a solar eclipse could have an effect that begins about three months before the eclipse itself. 

Events could extend six months after the eclipse - or even until another solar eclipse years later.

Jayne taught me that the placement of where an eclipse shadows track was very important. 

Even intersections of eclipses over time will show where important global events would take place.

On a Monday, August 21, 2017, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun over the United States.

Taking place at 28-degrees tropical Leo at midday over the country, the total solar eclipse is sure to be the prime event of summer of 2017, but it leans to presages that I consider to be unfavorable.

Although the solar eclipse will be a major celestial event over the United States, sure to be shown on television and seen by tens of millions of people; these eclipses are presages of events to come.

As the effects of eclipses can occur many months after the eclipse itself,  the general public has problems associating later events with eclipses after they take place. This is due to the short attention spans of some people.

Sometimes, events of importance will just precede an eclipse, and then follow additional events that take place months, or even years afterward.

Though some astrologers say eclipses are relevant when not seen, the mundane maxim is that eclipses: "extend their effects most forcibly when above the Earth, but weakly and not so vigorously when under the Earth."

As a rule of thumb, solar eclipses start something new. 

Lunar eclipses can often serve to dissolve issues of the past. 

However, the effects of a solar eclipse can be greater when the Sun is rising or culminating on the midheaven than when setting and speaks to the future.

And the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse culminates as it passes the midheaven after the noon hour, as it falls in the fixed tropical Sign of Leo.

Therefore will have power for at least 2.8 years, it's effect to last well into the year 2019.

During these years, overall from 2017 to the end of solar year 2020, is what I call the 'cardinal climax years' which not only brings to a close the late 20th century, but truly opens up the 21st century.

Since the 1960s, the United States has undergone a series of significant and demographic changes that have caused radical changes of American life that has sped up since the 1990s.

The crisis and challenges of political turmoil, cultural upheavals and economic crisis has caused Americans to question the establishment that has attempted to undermine American values with ideological humanistic and globalist schemes that has angered the American populace - especially the middle classes.

As we near another decade, a number of planetary transits signify that the years ahead will see generational, social and political changes that will define the decade just ahead - the 2020s.

At present, we are still witnessing the effects of the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square in the tropical cardinal signs of Libra, Aries and Capricorn. This planetary field began in November 2016 and will end in autumn 2017.

The lunar nodes will have changed quality onto the Leo-Aquarius axis on May 9, 2017 which precedes the total solar eclipse in mid-August over the U.S.

In mid-December 2017, Saturn ingresses into the sign it rules, tropical Capricorn, and by May 2018, transiting Uranus will enter tropical Taurus as it pulls away from its seven-year world square to Pluto in tropical Capricorn. 

In the year 2019, there are a number powerful planetary transits involving Mars, Saturn and Pluto, just before Saturn and Pluto renew their 1982 conjunction in January 2020, this time in tropical Capricorn.

The year 2020, a major year of planetary shifts, retrogrades and changes in direction will be capped by a renewal of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction of May 2000, this time, in mid-December 2020, at the end of sidereal Capricorn and into tropical Aquarius.

By the year 2022, the United States experiences its first Pluto Return since forming as a nation and then, in 2023, Pluto will enter tropical Aquarius.

In the year 2025, both Saturn and Neptune draw together at the end of tropical Pisces, to form a new powerful conjunction at the vernal equinox Aries point in February 2026.

Back to the near-term, the total solar eclipse has both physical and metaphysical meaning. 

The events that precede and follow August's eclipse of the Sun speaks to attention to both the physical and the metaphysical.

Before I go into my presage for the total solar eclipse, please bear with me as I outline and explain the metaphysical ...


"Who can doubt the nature of the monstrous Lion, and the pursuits he prescribes for those born beneath his sign? 

The lion ever devises fresh fights and fresh warfare on animals and lives on spoil and pillaging of flocks. 

The sons of the Lion are filled with the urge to adorn their proud portals with pelts and to hang up on their walls the captured prey, to bring the peace of terror to the woods, and to live upon plunder. 

There are those whose like bent is not checked by the city-gates, but they swagger about in the heart of the capital with droves of beasts; they display mangled limbs at the shop-front, slaughter to meet the demands of luxury, and count it gain to kill. 

Their temper is equally prone to fitful wrath and ready withdrawal, and guileless are the sentiments of their honest hearts." 

~ Manilius, 1st century AD - Astronomica

The Green Lion devouring the Sun is a famous image in ancient alchemy that is shown in many manuscripts and engravings.

When I lived in Europe I studied prophecy and esoteric astrology in depth from my earlier readings on mundane astrology. 

The esoteric writings were a mix of prophecy and spiritual texts with the alchemical transformation being thought of as the aqua regia dissolving solar gold, thus forming a solution that could readily tinge metals with gold itself.
To some alchemists who worked with vegetable matter and processes, the Green Lion was the image of the raw energy of nature, whose "green fuse drives the flower" as Dylan Thomas expressed it in one of his poems. 

A frequent image of the alchemical dissolution is the Green Lion reaching up to devour the Sun. 

The Green Lion is called the purified Green Snake of Calcination, that is, it is purified and alive during Dissolution. 

But the Green Lion is a kind of imperfect Mercury, imbued with the soul’s sincere desire to ascend. 

On the chemical level, the Green Lion is the purified 'Vitriol,' or the Aqua Regia acid that can even dissolve gold.  

In that expression, the Green Lion which devours the Sun is the green pigment Chlorophyll. 

The green leaves of the plant are formed out of the energy of sunlight pointing to plants and the process of photosynthesis. 

Alchemists once attempted to create living processes in their flasks and looked especially for precipitates or crystallisations which resembled leaves or plant forms. 

The Green Lion could be a plant sap extract which was often the prima materia for their alchemical work. 

However, the Gryphon (who is really half-eagle and half-lion) was sometimes associated with the end of this stage. 

It was nature of the eagle of the Gryphon which gave the hybrid being an ability to ascend in the flask.

In the work with minerals, the metal antimony was referred to as the 'Grey Wolf,' because when molten it quickly swallowed up many other metals, such as copper, tin and lead, in forming alloys. 

To alchemists it behaved like metallic mercury which also readily amalgamated with metals. 

The Grey Wolf of antimony became important in early 17th century alchemy - as its curative properties were popularized in writings published under the name 'Basil Valentine.'

Valentine was a German alchemist and in 1659 published published the 'Azoth of the Philosophers.'

The “A” and “Z” in the word 'Azoth' related to 'alpha' and 'omega,' which are the letters of the Greek alphabet referring to the 'beginning' and the 'end.'

The word is meant to convey the process of an complete and full meaning of the First Matter and its transformations.

So, 'Azoth' represents not just the First Matter at the beginning of the alchemical work, but also the perfected essence of the Philosopher’s Stone at the conclusion of the Work.

To an extent it became an analogue for the work with minerals of the Green Lion as well as with plant substance. 

After the Peacock's Tail or the 'greening of the Lion,' alchemists looked for the appearance of a stage of whitening, and then a reddening in their flasks that was a sign of a new integration of the polarities that had emerged in the first blackening and whitening which then had been digested. 

The whitening stage was the formation of the white tincture or stone.This was often pictured as the appearance of a queen dressed in shining white robes in the flask. 

The white tincture marked a process of inner change when the alchemist was able to experience and bring into an integrated harmony the feminine component of the soul. 

Often this sexual element is stressed in alchemy. 

For instance, in a work I read a long time ago called, 'The Rosarium Philosophorum,' a key esoteric text from the mid-16th century, there is a depiction of the coupling of the male and female as a central facet of the process.

One time, when this was discussed with several low-end scholars, they thought to attach this 16th century symbolism to sex magic, but my extensive reading of  alchemical manuscripts and books did not support that view whatsoever. 

I knew that the male and female inside the flask were symbols for the inner beings of male and female being united together spiritually, as beings about to be transformed into a new being by means of pure dissolution of intense light.

The male and female are the images of King and Queen, that is, Spirit and Soul.

You see, the great work of alchemy was nothing less than a consecration of the Whole Universe within the all-feeling female human Soul and the all-knowing male Spirit.

According to esoteric texts, it is the coagulation of the soul and spirit encased within the flesh of matter. 

The alchemical process, if successful, leads to a full awakening of the hidden spark of light and consciousness trapped inside the flesh of matter to free both soul and spirit, then to merge them into a new being as One.

According to alchemists, this can only be achieved by a special conjunction, that is a Sacred Marriage between the Soul and Spirit which takes place on both the vertical and horizontal Axis of physical reality. 

So, the message of Gnostics, mystical Christians, Rosicrucians and Kabbalists is that in order to bring about the spirit and divine will of the pure lightbeing into the world, human beings must sacrifice themselves at the center of the cross of matter.      

You see, the alchemists of that age saw metals, plants and minerals as being of either masculine or feminine natures and so projected the transformations of each gender into that space.

Acids, for example, which could penetrate and dissolve metal ores, were shown as being masculine. 

Substances showed a feminine nature when connected with the forces of growth and nourishment of processes in the flask to combine to a kind of melding of substances together into a new unity. 

The metallic of Mercury was known as a hermaphrodite as it dissolved and also brought together other metals into an amalgam. 

The White Stone was sometimes symbolised by the Unicorn, partly because of its white horn, but also because the Unicorn could only be tamed by the touch of a pure woman. Thus the White Tincture can only be experienced by purifying the feminine forces within our beings. 

The reddening or formation of the Red Stone was pictured through the symbol of the Pelican. 

The white pelican bird with its long bill reaching down over its breast, was in medieval times mistakenly observed piercing its breast with its bill and feeding its young on its own blood. 

What really happens is that the bird regurgitates the food it has caught earlier and its young feed on the  ground up fish, bits of which fall onto the breast of the pelican and so it appears as if its breast is bleeding. 

This myth of the sacrificial act of the Pelican in feeding its young on its own blood, was more powerful than the prosaic reality and during medieval times the Pelican became a symbol for Christ's sacrifice of his blood. 

Alchemists also took this symbol aboard and readily incorporated it into their symbolic menagerie. 

The reddening marked the formation of the Red Tincture, which transformed the masculine forces of the soul, ennobled them, and brought them into a new harmony and was often symbolised by the appearance of a Red King in the flask.

In our inner work, we begin to possess the red tincture when we have entered on the task of transforming the raw energies of the masculine component of our souls, sometimes pictured by the alchemists as a knight brandishing a sword, into a more creative force.

The tinctures in alchemy relate also to the substances of the Mass, the red wine, the blood, and the white wafer, the body of Christ. 

Administration of the Sacraments was seen as spiritualising the souls of the partakers.

In alchemical terms these white and red stones or tinctures served much the same purpose, though the alchemists achieved this, not through the intermediacy of a priest but by their own inner work of transmutation.

Here alchemy links directly with the Grail stories which use similar parallels between the Grail and the Sacraments.

The red tincture was occasionally symbolised by a stag bearing antlers. The stag being seen as a noble masculine animal. 

This links in with the Unicorn as a symbol of the white or feminine tincture.

In these alchemical illustrations, like the the late 16th century 'Book of Lambspring,' there is a picture of the Stag and Unicorn meeting in the forest of the soul as part of the process of inner transformation. 

The final stage of the work was often symbolised by the Phoenix rising from the flames. 

This goes back to the Greek myth of the Phoenix bird which renewed itself every 500 years by immolating itself on a pyre. 

This is thus a kind of resurrection and was paralleled with the symbol of Christ rising from the tomb. 

In interior terms its marks the rebirth of the personality from out of the crucible of intense transformation from death's hold.
The alchemists in meditating on processes in their flasks threw themselves into a sea of strange experiences. 

So, as they sought to grasp the inner parallels and significance of each of the stages of the transformative process they embarked upon, in a sense they experienced an inner death and rebirth to attain what they called the 'Philosopher's Stone.'

This Philosopher's stone was actually experienced as the formation of a solid ground within the shifting sea of the human being's inner world. 

Once the solid ground in the soul was found, the alchemists were able to take hold of their lives in a more creative means as they could then root their own personalities on a solid footing of the spiritual inner experience.

Another symbol of the stone was that of the 'Ouroboros,' that is, the snake holding its own tail. 

As we begin the work, we are all unformed (the 'Massa Confusa' or confused mass is a good image) and often victims at the mercy of the sway of polarities in the soul, psychic energies that constantly shift from one pole to another. 

The shifts of emotions range from joy to despair, from an overbearing positivity to a deep melancholy and negativity - from light to dark and back, to bursts of energy and inertia and back again. 

Our consciousness naturally follows the cycle of wakefulness and sleep, reflecting the cycles of day and night along with the seasons of Nature. 

This back and forth, the duality itself, becomes reflected in many of our inner experiences. 

The image of the snake was often used as a symbol for duality - with its long drawn out body separating the polarities of its head and tail. 

Sometimes the figure of a winged dragon was also used in place of the snake, in order to close the circle with the dragon at the beginning of the work. 

When the snake or dragon seized its tail it united the polarities into a circle, a symbol to the alchemists for achieving solidity amongst the dualistic energies of the soul forces. 

So the creation of the Philosopher's Stone, was the formation of solid inner ground on which the alchemical philosophers could build their own personalities, and experience the full potentiality of what it means to be a living human fused by both Soul and Spirit.

In this way, the alchemists could pursue their cycle of inner transformation to embark on a journey where they met their own archetypal human animal figures. 

The steps on their journey were paralleled in their experiments in their flasks, and the detailed images of processes of its changes were worked on together with the human animal archetypes of that stage into a mandala-like picture like the Azoth image which they used as the basis for their meditations.

And there is a message hidden in the Azoth illustration. 

It appears that all of the Latin words in the outer ring connect the rays of transformation which spells out a summary of what has taken place: 

The Latin sentence reads:

"Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem."

It translates to:

“Visit the innermost parts of the Earth, and by setting things right, you will find the hidden Stone.” 

Moreover, the first letters of each of those seven Latin words spells out a single word - 'VITRIOL.'

Vitriol means that the biting and highly corrosive liquid fire is symbolic of the soulful energy that drives the entire wheel of the transformation of matter into something else - a new kind of life. 

The grave of the late Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung, designed by his own hand.

It is both the fundamental acid that drives chemical change and the inner secret fire, likened to a kind of powerful spiritual hormone, which brings about the bodily and spiritual perfection of the alchemist - or the Philosopher's Stone.

A TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE SUNMonday, August 21, 2017

by Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.sci

The total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017 will take place at 28-29 degrees tropical Leo over the continental United States. 

These are critical, or 'anaretic' degrees, for the final degrees of any sign is known as a 'fate degree.' 

This means that all the matters that are indicated by the planet (s) involved have reached a critical phase of development and must be dealt with to evolve further.

And so we have a total solar eclipse over the U.S.

It comes at a time when the nation has been dealing with ideological polarization culturally, socially and politically. 

The divisions peaked during the run-up to the November 2016 presidential election as the American public choose between ideologically opposite candidates representing the Democratic and Republican parties.

The August 2017 total solar eclipse will have a magnitude of 1.0306 and be visible from a narrow corridor through the United States.

The longest duration of totality will be 2 minutes 41.6 seconds at 37°38′12″N 89°15′24″W which is in the Shawnee National Forest, just south of Carbondale, Illinois. 

The greatest extent will be between Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Princeton, Kentucky. 

The August 2017 eclipse will be the first with a path of totality crossing America's Pacific coast and Atlantic coast since 1918. 

Also, its path of totality makes landfall exclusively within the United States, making it the first such eclipse since the country's declaration of independence in solar year 1776. 

The path of totality of the solar eclipse of June 13, 1257, was the last to make landfall exclusively on lands currently part of the USA.

The August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse will cross the path of another future total solar eclipse that takes place on April 8, 2024, with the intersection of the two eclipse paths being in southern Illinois in Makanda Township at Cedar Lake, just south of Carbondale.

A small land area, including the cities of Makanda, Carbondale, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and Paducah, Kentucky, will therefore experience two total eclipses of the Sun within a span of fewer than seven years.

The August 2017 total solar eclipse will be the first visible solar eclipse from the southeastern United States since the solar eclipse of March 7, 1970.

A partial solar eclipse will be seen from the much broader path of the Moon's penumbra, including all of North America, northern South America, western Europe and Africa.

The August 2017 total solar eclipse is the 22nd of the 77 members of Saros Series #145, which is the eclipse series that produced the solar eclipse of August 11, 1999.

Members of this eclipse series is increasing in duration, but the energies of the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse will extend several years in fact.

There will be much talk of this celestial event the closer it comes to taking place in mid-August 2017.

I have attached the chart of the eclipse, along with the relevant fixed stars to this event.

The solar eclipse chart I cast is located from Washington D.C.

click on chart to enlarge

The total solar eclipse is a New Moon chart that is ruled by Jupiter and Mercury.

At the time of the solar eclipse, Sagittarius rises on the Ascendant, with the ruler Jupiter positioned in the 11th House of Associates.

The Fourth Mundane House is held by tropical Pisces, also ruled by Jupiter.

On the Midheaven is Virgo, ruled by Mercury, with the planet itself posited in the 10th Mundane House.

The Sun is eclipsed by the Moon in the Ninth Mundane House, and this speaks to foreign relations between nations. 

The tensions with North Korea and with ISIS in the Middle East is of particular concern and so calls for extreme prudence and vigilance over the course of the next years.

It also highlights international travel and issues connected to spirituality and religion, common values and the rules of human values and proper conduct.

In Mundane Astrology, eclipses in fire signs can also signify the death of eminent people, presage discords within cities and towns and presage large fires and outbreaks of conflicts and wars.

As the August 2017 total solar eclipse takes place in the zodiacal fire Sign of tropical Leo, which in mundane astrology can portend the death or misfortune of leaders, royalty, nobility and/or people of quality.

It also points to the ruination of old buildings, palaces and churches. It can see divisions exacerbated among ideologies, political parties and organizations.


The total solar eclipse also speaks of geophysical warnings as it begins on the western coast of the U.S., and casts its shadow across the middle of the country - with greatest eclipse in the Midwest where the New Madrid Seismic Zone is located.

The New Madrid earthquakes were the greatest earthquakes in American history. 

The quakes took place in central Mississippi Valley, but were felt as far away as Boston, where church bells rang. 

The earthquakes were also felt in New York City, Washington D.C. and Montreal, Canada.

At the time in 1811 and 1812, President James Madison and his wife Dolly felt the earthquakes in the White House.

From December 16, 1811 through March of 1812 there were over 2,000 recorded earthquakes in the central Midwest with between 6,000-10,000 earthquakes in the Bootheel of Missouri where New Madrid is located, just near the junction of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

People reported strange behavior by animals before the earthquakes. There were reports that domestic animals became wild, and that wild animals became tame. 

Snakes rushed out of the ground and flocks of ducks and geese that are usually shy around humans landed close to people.

It has been said that no other earthquakes had lasted so long or produced so much evidence of damage as the New Madrid earthquakes. 

Three of these earthquakes are on the list of America’s top earthquakes: 

The first one was on December 16, 1811 and had a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale.

The second took place on January 23, 1812, at 7.8 magnitude. 

And the third occurred on February 7, 1812 and was a 8.8 magnitude quake.
The earthquakes were preceded by the appearance of a comet, which was visible worldwide for seventeen months and was at its brightest during the earthquakes. 

The comet was last seen during the time of Ramses II in Egypt. 

Back In 1811-1812, it was called 'Tecumseh’s Comet' (and in Europe was called ''Napoleon’s Comet.') 

In the United States, Tecumseh was a Shawnee Indian leader whose name translated to “shooting star,' or 'He who walks across the sky' with that name given at birth. 

Known as a great orator and military leader, Tecumseh organized a confederation of Indian tribes to oppose the takeover of three million acres of Indian lands obtained by the Treaty of Fort Wayne in 1809. 

Tecumseh's brother was a spiritual leader called 'The Prophet.'

He had gained fame when he foretold of a total eclipse of the Sun on June 16, 1806 that was to presage a future war.

At that time, the Governor of Indiana Territory William Henry Harrison was concerned about the Prophet’s popularity so he challenged him to produce a miracle. 

On September 17, 1811 there fell yet another solar eclipse that was also predicted by Tecumseh's brother. 

The brothers' headquarters was at what was called 'Prophet’s Town,' near the junction of the Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers in northern Indiana.

Tecumseh was traveling to recruit warriors from the southeastern tribes when Governor Harrison attacked Prophet’s Town with over a 1,000 men on November 6, 1811. This was a pre-emptive strike by the U.S. that began 'Tecumseh’s War.' 

On December 16, when the New Madrid earthquakes began, Tecumseh was at the Shawnee and Delaware Indian villages near Cape Girardeau, about 50 miles north of the earthquake's epicenter at New Madrid. 

These are some of the odd happenings that took place over the course of time of the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811-12. 

For instance, the world’s largest sand boil was created by the New Madrid earthquake. Ranging about 1.4 miles long and 136 acres in length, it can be found in the Bootheel of Missouri, which is eight miles west of Hayti, Missouri. 

Small pellets of golf ball-size tar balls were found in the sand boils and fissures were caused by ground petroleum that has been solidified by the earthquakes.

People reported seeing lights flashing from the ground, which was caused by underground quartz crystals being tightly compressed by the pressures of the quakes. 

The skies turned very dark during the New Madrid Quakes - in fact it was reported to be so dark that lamps could not breach the darkness.

Locals reported that the air smelled bad and was hard to breath. Thunder and loud explosions were also heard during the earthquakes.

Eclipses are also harbingers of geophysical events to come; so it is always a good idea to be prepared for seismic and other natural disasters with the upcoming total solar eclipse of 2017.

On nativities of note, 

The August 2017 total solar eclipse will also take place on President Donald Trump's natal Ascendant in tropical Leo.

While some astrologers would like to make mention of this because of their apparent 'dislike' of him, I would remind everyone that the Donald Trump is president of the United States and to wish anyone ill (especially a sitting American president) is tantamount to treason in my book. 

I don't stand for it.

Any sitting president deserves the right to exist. It is a principle of mine that no matter what political preference anyone may hold, that the support of a president comes first. 

For months after Donald Trump was elected the 45th president, there have been a seemingly endless train of astrologers psychoanalyzing the man that many astrologers 'predicted' would never become president and who would lose the November 2016 general election to Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The political ideology of pitting left against right to divide America is anti-productive and goes against progress. 

Once a general election is over people must come together as one country -
 under the same stars and stripes - and under one president - like it or not. 

For that is what makes the United States of America the unique nation that it is.

The August 2017 total solar eclipse over the United States speaks to effects on the entire nation from a series of events that have gone unresolved long before Donald Trump was elected president.

Still, the solar eclipse falls two degrees of Trump’s natal Mars and his natal Ascendant at 29-Leo, conjoined to the star Regulus.

Transiting Saturn in tropical Sagittarius, which is near to Trump’s natal Moon is also in a trine aspect to the eclipse, and the president's Sun is in sextile aspect to it. 

With this star near to Cor Leonis (Leo) it signifies great honor and wealth, but also violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favor of the great, victory over enemies and scandal.
In the astrological writings of Guido Bonnets, he says,

"That thou see in Diurnal Nativities whether Cor Leonis be in the Ascendant, that is to say, in the Oriental Line or above it one degree or below it three degrees; or whether it be in the tenth in like degrees, without the Conjunction or Aspect of any of the Fortunes. 

"...For this alone signifies that the Native shall be a person of great note and power, too much exalted, and attain to high preferment and honors, although descended from the meanest parents.

"And, if any of the Fortunes behold that place also, his glory shall be the more increased; but, if the Nativity be nocturnal, his fortune will be somewhat meaner, but not much. 

"But if the Infortunes cast their aspects there it will still be more mean; but if the Fortunes behold it also they will augment the good promised a fourth part, and mitigate the evil as much. 

"Yet still, whatever of all this happens, it signifies that the Native shall die an unhappy death; or at least that all his honors, greatness and power shall at last suffer an eclipse and set in a cloud."

There is a future date connected to the total solar eclipse that holds meaning for this president, however, I will not publicly discuss or reveal it due to the fact that Donald Trump is a sitting president.

The total solar eclipse will be near to the star Regulus, which sits now at 0-degrees Virgo. 

Regulus entered the sign Virgo in the year 2012 and had entered the sign Leo in 156 BC.

Regulus is one of the four key stars in the heavens, also the stars of the watchers, or archangels.

Archangel Michael - Watcher of the East - Aldebaran

Archangel Oriel - Watcher of the West - Antares

Archangel Gabriel - Watcher of the South - Fomalhaut

It is the Archangel Raphael, known as the 'healing archangel,' who is the Watcher of the North - the star Regulus. 

The planet Mars will be in tropical Leo during the total solar eclipse.
When Mars or Saturn come near to conjunction with Regulus - strong and exciting events are always observed. 

Often, assassinations, coup d'états, revolutions, revolts, demonstrations, overthrows of heads of state and similar violent events are presaged.

The greatest influence of a solar eclipse is exerted over the cities and town where it is visible. 

A Sun that is eclipsed partially and seen in other cities by means of the angle to the total eclipse will also be affected by events nearby and relative to the place where the eclipse has more fully tracked its shadow.

While the solar eclipse will be the main event this summer, I urge caution for everyone.

Not just in viewing the eclipse, but in taking care in your lives and habits just before, during and after the solar eclipse. 

Take nothing for granted and be unusually prudent and careful in travel and in minding your family and friends over the course of the next several years.

We are leaving the era of the Sun (1981-2017) and entering the era of Saturn (2017-2053.)

This total solar eclipse marks the end of the era of the Sun as Saturn becomes the new planetary lord for the next three decades just ahead.

We are marking the end of that era as we transition into yet another era, one ruled by the strict and dense rays of Saturn.

Know that this year's celestial events and planetary configurations are showing that times are about to change considerably just before we enter the next decade of the 2020s and beyond.

This total solar eclipse of the 'Green Lion Eating The Sun' holds a presage and a strict warning for the entire nation and her people:

28-29 LEO

A destiny which must find its own redemption:

Consecration to a higher power. The giving over of the personal will and the marvel of root change. 

Coming to the end of one path to the beginning of a greater way. The heart must open and the infinite must be born within. 

The destiny contains karmic fulness and what has been is now coming to its completion soon.

As there are many ways to be right and wrong, there is also the realization in the very middle of everything that there are few learning the lessons of the past, of history itself and who take it to heart.

There comes a profound doorway into a great unknown. 

What has been, is done. 

What awaits now are prayers for protection, divine intervention and vigilance.

May God Bless the United States of America.

~ Theodore White, mundane Astrolog.Sci