Right now, during the winter in the northern hemisphere, global transits show that it is a time to reflect, review, and readjust to the new realities of the current time as this will help to ensure that one is ready for the era just ahead. We see these celestial energies pick up steam by March 2010.
Over the past year, I've been constantly asked by people did I "predict" the current global economic crisis? I always say the same thing, I forecasted it, yes, but it is something that is quite common for mundane astrologers who see astronomically years and decades into the potentials of the future.
The word "predict" in these times is often used by those who are ignorant of astrological forecasting, and the potentials of long-range forecasting into the mundane events of the world.
As a forecaster, the last 15 years or so have seen people within, and outside the astrological community to find disdain for long-range forecasting, mainly because of their own ignorance of the subject, and popular culture usage of the word "predictions" with understanding, and, in many cases - not wanting to hear the message.
Rather, in these times of Climategate, as in many other areas of science, philosophy, politics, religion we find ideology and personal opinion running amok and passing off as equal to those systems naturally designed to forecast into the future - and this can be found in Mundane Astrology.
Over the last decade, more people turned to astrology to discover insights into what was going on around them. However, with the emergence of the Bank Crisis, people now want to know exactly what is happening, and what are their options for the future.
But, mundane astrology is not practiced by many who claim to be astrologers. Moreover, since the 1980s, most new astrologers who had entered the field of forecasting had entered Astrology late in life and had not taken the disciplined path into predictive astrology. Many simply joined the bandwagons of popular culture Sun-sign astrology and varied off into different sectors of mostly natal astrology.
The Two main branches of Astrology are -
Natural Astrology features the elementary areas of astronomy, or stellar mapping, which is what "astronomy" is; reading an ephemeris; keen observation of the natural world; encyclopedia astrologia; Weather forecasting; Medicine, and Agriculture.
Judicial Astrology features advanced astrology; natal forecasting, Progressions, Horary, Synastry, and Mundane Astrology, which has its own subsets such as theology, prophecy, economic, political, and global history based on a long history of astronomical forecasting.
Many people who were enticed by sun-sign astrology did not know that they had skipped over an entire branch - Natural Astrology - which is central to actually learning how to forecast properly, and to learn some of the secrets of the future.
Few have learned both major branches of astrology, and this has given way to many opinions giving way as "predictions" and it has brought disrepute on Astrology, mainly through ignorance.
This ignorance opens the door to unsubstantiated claims of future events, often pronounced by people who do not have experience in forecasting astrologically. It will be very difficult for those who want to practice astrology seriously to be able to do so without the big picture and long-range views offered by mundane astrology.
This is one of the causes of such confusion in providing natal forecasting for individuals without the benefit of the mundane outlooks that impact groups of individuals within any global climate.
It is very important for any student of astrology to help to fill in the gaps in their astrological knowledge so as to be better positioned in the future to forecast astronomically, and effectively, to be of service.
Those who have learned judicial astrology will be those who have knowledge and experience of both branches - natural and judicial - and it is the area of mundane astrology that sheds the most light on the potentials of the world's future.
Most people, at this time in 2010, know that we all live in fast changing times. The global events of 1999-2009 have clearly shown that celestial forces have been in play, and that the world is now entering a new era, one which will distinguish it from the late 20th century.
What the Cardinal Climax, or Crisis shows to me as a mundane astrologer is that the Earth is now at a crossroads in history. This is where an outworn age is setting, and a new age begins to dawn.
Global transitions like this can take place on a wide spectrum of levels - be they public, private, local, regional, or a world scale. Most people around the world can feel that times are indeed changing by now.
But, for most, it seems too much, either because they are unable (or unwilling) to keep up with the facets of late 20th century problems that should have been resolved by this time in 2010.
Celestial transits, of which the Earth is a part, incline us all, and have throughout all of human history. Yet, humanity has free will, within the laws of the revolution of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars, to choose those things it chooses with its free will.
Each generation has its own go at this throughout the centuries. We simply call this human history.
At this time in human history, at the dawn of a new century, and a new decade, what is observed is that the establishment generation of the last century chose to look back, and to remain "fixed" in the past while being ignorant to the immediate and near future.
This is called "angst" - where a generation is unwilling to accept that life changes through time - where the actions of a generation externalizes its own internal fears and lack of acceptance of the laws of nature.
What is noticeable about this particular global transition is that the older establishment's angst over its own past, and its fear of the future, is self-created, however, it is also unfounded, and comes from the negative imagination that lie within the consciousness of the generation in denial.
If such inner work is put off, and not faced, then the global transits will externalize what is not being resolved within, and this appears in the world as multiple anomalous events, often ignorant, violent and nonsensical, that are then allowed to be forced into the physical world by the inclinations of the stellar and planetary transits.
Simply put: a serious change in human attitude could work wonders.
What that attitude is depends on us.
For some years now, mundane astrologers have been talking about the "Cardinal Climax" or, the "Cardinal Crisis" - this is the time where the major planets form tense aspects to another another featuring correlating events on Earth while setting potential trends for the future.
This time is already here. The first planetary alignments, those of Saturn's transit in Virgo opposed to Uranus' transit in Pisces, is already in effect, and has been since autumn 2008, when the unprecedented economic meltdown began in earnest after radical deregulation since the 1980s picked up steam in the late 1990s and led to the disastrous economic bubbles that has crippled the economies of nations and states into 2010.
The effects on populations is becoming more troublesome, as communities struggle to not only make sense of what has happened, but also to survive. However, the prospects for tens of millions of people, and for the world in general - clearly show that the decade of the 2010s will be challenging for many.
What Is The Cardinal Climax?
In short, it is the astrological configuration between the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto in relation to their tropical positions along the Zodiac creating a powerful T-Square aspect between the outer planets of significance in mundane astrology -
Jupiter/Uranus in Aries
Saturn in Libra
Pluto In Capricorn
Cardinal energies are powerful and seek to start change. The planets involved are known in mundane astrology to signify the kinds of changes indicated. These planets primarily, in this instance, show that economics, personal & societal relationships, government and underworld involvement are all in play during the Cardinal Crisis transits.
The main energies are experienced first in the months of July, August, and September 2010, when Jupiter, Uranus, Saturn, and Pluto are involved in the cardinal cross, showing powerful cardinal energies around the world amid global changes and transitions that are not proceeding as smoothly as they could.
The main effect of Jupiter/Uranus' conjunction, and the opposition to Saturn, with all three celestial bodies squared by Pluto's transit in Capricorn, is frustration at attempts to initiate changes that are seen as favorable.
Populations believe they have been robbed blind in the Banking Crisis which has altered their lives, perhaps forever. And after the events of 2007, 2008, and 2009, by the end of winter 2010, much of the populace is pissed off, and something has got to give.
What I try to explain to anyone from policymakers to those who have interest in such subjects as society, and the public mood, etc., etc., is that global transits are always on time - all the time. Simply wanting to avoid it, or ignoring transits by saying one does not believe in no way means that one is not effected by transits.
By the summer of 2010, some people will see my forecasts ring accurate, despite my attempts and hope that I am wrong. This is often the conundrum of the astrologer, who nonetheless can read the transits and knows what kind of "climate" will dominate over any period of time through the configurations of the transits.
The energies of July & August 2010 show powerful emotions worldwide, along with violent tendencies that come as a result of pent-up feelings and resentments which have not been calmed by the aftermath of the Bank Crisis and the resulting economic recession and depression.
The impacts on the lives of people have been nothing short of devastating, and though populations are able to bear a lot on their own, there comes times when they believe "that enough is enough."
This Cardinal Crisis shows the start of that time. We get a sneak peak in summer 2010, and these trends will expand, and continue into the 2010s unless positive choices are enacted and those responsible for the mess are given their walking papers.
For 2010 - the time between March 2010 to March 2011 - shows the astronomical changes that will usher the world into a new mundane era. This happens when Jupiter and Uranus fully enters tropical Aries in early 2011, signaling the new global epoch into the new decade.
The period between 2010 through to 2015 is particular noted because of the Jupiter-Saturn opposition from 2010-2012 that is then followed by a series of seven (7) exact squares between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn between 2012 to 2015.
Oppositions and squares between the outer planets relative to the Earth, particularly in cardinal signs, always features pressure to initiate change under pressure. The problem will be that some will demand immediate change because they feel that they have waited long enough, so, obviously, tempers are high, and we see this in the transits of summer/autumn 2010.
These planetary configurations show overall that the next five (5) years will be a time of challenges, crisis and choices for many populations of the world. This is my astrological assessment of the global transits.
Those who approach such changing times with fear will then experience this fear. It will become externalized into the world of those who cannot use the power of their minds to go progress, rather than to regress into outworn behavior and mental patterns.
Those who approach this new era with vision, creative action, and hope will experience the opposite because they have chosen to progress, and not regress, into outworn patterns. Rather, by grabbing hold of excitement for the future, they envision those things that benefit themselves and others, thus, creating their own future by dealing internally with themselves.
The energies of the Saturn-Uranus opposition that has been in effect since 2008 culminates in 2010 with a fourth and fifth exact opposition before this major celestial opposition wanes. This opposition features the "outworn" against that of the "new."
In the end, the "new" will outpace that which has fallen outlasted its effectiveness, according to my astrological estimation.
If we look at current global trends, we can easily assess that humanity has challenges, crisis, and choices to make in order to blunt most of the celestial inclinations -
- Challenges - To face the future with hope rather than angst
- Crisis - To overcome the outworn, the negative, that which does not work
- Choices - To form & act on positive visions for the future without angst and fear
Key Transits Of 2010 -
April 6-7 - Pluto stations retrograde at 5-Capricorn
April 7, 2010 - Saturn re-enters tropical Virgo
April 26, 2010 - Saturn opposes Uranus (4th opposition)
May 23, 2010 - Jupiter opposes Saturn (first time since 1990-91)
May 27-28, 2010 - Uranus enters tropical Aries
May 30th, 2010 - Saturn stations direct motion
June 5-6, 2010 - Jupiter enters tropical Aries
June 6-7, 2010 - Mars enters tropical Virgo
June 8, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus
July 5, 2010 - Uranus stations retrograde at 0-Aries
July 8, 2010 - Jupiter turns North in declination
July 11, 2010 - New Moon total eclipse at 19-Cancer (not seen in N. America)
July 21, 2010 - Saturn re-enters tropical Libra for good
July 23, 2010 - Jupiter stations retrograde
July 25, 2010 - Jupiter Squares Pluto
July 26, 2010 - Fifth Saturn/Uranus opposition
July 31, 2010 - Mars & Jupiter turn S in Declination
August 3, 2010 - Jupiter, retrograde, Squares Pluto again
August 6, 2010 - Venus turns South in Declination
August 13-14, 2010 - Uranus re-enters tropical Pisces
August 16, 2010 - Jupiter Opposes Saturn
August 20, 2010 - Mercury retrogrades in Virgo
August 21, 2010 - Saturn Squares Pluto
September 8, 2010 - Saturn turns South in declination
September 8, 2010 - New Moon at 15-Virgo
September 8, 2010 - Venus enters Scorpio
September 8-9, 2010 - Jupiter re-enters tropical Pisces
September 12, 2010 - Mercury stations direct
September 14, 2010 - Pluto stations direct
September 14, 2010 - Mars enters Scorpio
September 19, 2010 - Jupiter conjoins Uranus in Pisces
October 8, 2010 - Venus stations retrograde in Scorpio
The transits above show that the energies from late spring through to early autumn will be tense for much of the world. I have forecasted a wide-range of events -
- Disasters on the high seas
- Problems with Sea-going vessels
- Global Weather Events, El Nino/La Nina
- Contraction of China's bubble economy, Asian economic crisis
- General Transportation accidents, snafus & crashes
- Generational transition & resentments
- Economic stress leading to disruptions in Society-at-large
- Frequency of rebellions, riots & increasing acts of violence
- Criminal and underworld activity
- Hints of coming revolutionary forces
How this is accomplished practically will depend in great part on the ability of people to accept the things that they cannot change, and to change the things that they can. A simple enough philosophy, yes, but how to do so in a world given daily to disruption, disorder and confusion?
What is most noticeable to me about the Cardinal Crisis, or Climax transits, and I'd like to share this with you, is that those who thought they understood the "future as it was going to be" from back in the 1990s into the early years of the Millennium, have made serious errors and mistakes in judgment of their "predictions" of future trends.
I remember watching the last week of 1999 depicted in world celebrations leading up to the year 2000 and remembered feeling that all this was a cautionary tale of sorts. I heard all kinds of "predictions" about how the world was going to be in this new decade, but, much of it sounded so very whimsical and unreal on CNN and the other mainstream outlets.
The issues that were important at the end of the 1990s, such as the infamous WTO Conference and "Battle in Seattle" of autumn 1999 - were relegated as mere fiction, that what was said to happen in the future would never occur.
When, in fact, the world now knows - 10 years later - that the world trade organization and treaty was a disaster. All one has to do is look at the Bank Crisis, the global economic meltdown, and stagnant global trade in 2010 to see the truth of this.
Rather, what took place back at the start of the Millennium is that the so-called "threats" of the early 21st century were (and still are) really those unresolved, cultural, politically outworn issues of the late 20th century that have not been resolved. This is because of corruption, greed, and basically, well - stupidity.
The generation that made refused to evolve have been clearly wrong and we are now seeing the results of their errors expressed in world society. The blow back comes from the inclinations of the Cardinal Crisis transits, and into the early years of this new decade.
The consciousness shift of these inclinations will be played out across the globe through the lives of generations. The older, established generation that has been in power since the early 1990s lost its way, and transits show that the years of greatest opportunity for them to do good has now passed. They cannot go back to change their actions. Future history will see this time from 1990-2010 as the major failings of the generation establishment.
Some Solutions For 2010
There are ways to counter much of what the energies of the years 2010-2015 may incline the world towards. However, it will require bold actions, courageous vision, leadership, and energy.
There is no doubt that Generation X is now about to become the new establishment. This is a natural progression from generation to generation, and the Baby Boomers are now at the last year of their 18-year establishment era. It will be officially over in March 2011.
Knowing this, Baby Boomers who accept and understand these times will be able to make considerable progress into their new roles in life. Rather than live in denial about the changing times, those who are emotionally and mentally balanced have the advantage going into the new era that will not be dominated by their own generation.
Their lives will be more fulfilling as they have given up the cultural wars, which, in some ways, disguised a spiritual vacuum in the lives of this generation to the point of not knowing what to place one's faith on.
Those who associate the word "retirement" with the outworn images they have in their own minds, will do the worst in the years ahead. These will be the people who, in this new decade, have the most to lose.
The failure to incorporate the experiences of one's own life as one ages and to damage the future for those younger is a generational sin, and will be paid in this life, and the next.
In the near term, the choices that baby boomers make will determine the quality of their own care into the next two decades. This makes 2010 a very important year for this particular generation, as what they do, and how they behave relative to the responsibilities they have had since the 1990s will surely speak volumes in how this is honestly expressed in the near future.
It is time for Baby Boomers to leave behind their angst, to accept the passage of time under nature, and to rediscover their faith without damaging the world anymore.
Those among this generation who does this early, and quickly, considering global transits, will have the opportunity to not only survive, but to thrive because of the change in attitude, and not looking back.
The transition to Generation X taking place worldwide is now entering its first year soon. The challenges are historic, and will not be resolved in the short-term, but must nevertheless be faced with courage, vision, energy, and leadership.
The old ideological and cultural wars have clearly outworn their usefulness, and, for any true recovery to take place, the cultural/ideological/political/gender wars must go the way of the dinosaur.
This will occur no matter what roads we choose to take, as the transits are quite clear. The astronomical transits of the 2010s shows a definite path that heavily favors change, that much is sure.
However, that future will be bleak should the world continue onwards and not make the transition with common sense, pragmatically, without angst, and without fear. There is nothing to fear except ourselves.
Solutions for 2010 while the transition is taking place are -
Plan New Projects for the new decade
Form alliances with those of positive common interests
Let go of the past, forgive, but do not forget
Build up physical & spiritual energy
Take up practical leadership roles
Develop & Nurture new resources, new projects
Maintain a practical & open mindset
Avoid Ideological Persons & Groups
Educate, coach, & train the young
Avoid wasting time and time wasters
So, 2010 is a year of historic generational transition. The paths into this future will be created by a new generation which must discover its own way by designing new visionary roads into the 21st century.
They will do this by using the lessons of the past to form them into positive actions that feature the ways of the new, the healthy, the responsible - so that the angst of passing old age is not extended into the coming new age.
© Copyright 2010 Theodore White