This year, December 25 offers two reasons to celebrate. Not only it is the day of Christmas, but also the first day of Hanukkah. The last time this overlapping happened was in 1959. Hanukkah lasts eight days and will thus cover each day until January 1st. A rare festive 8-day period where Hanukkah is linking Christmas to New Year.
Jesus was born a Jew and his birthday coincidence with a Jewish holiday is a reminder of the common ancestral unity. Enjoy Christmas, Hanukkah or both and enter 2017 cheerfully with a deep sense of light, love, hope and harmony. The cards are holiday wishes for everyone, whether Christian, Jewish, Interfaith or any other faith.
In light and harmony. Always, Serge
December 25 – Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Serge Bernard
Hope For A New World Harmony Became Our Main Concern
As political fear is losing steam, popular hope is gaining. This article title is inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt famous inaugural address in 1933: “The only thing we have to fear is … fear itself.” Recent Brexit, Trump and Italy popular plebiscites are just the beginning of revolutionary voices expressing their desire for radical political changes. Similar popular expressions are to be expected in Holland, France and Germany 2017 elections. A society paradigm shift is just tilting in front of our eyes. Today’s socio-political environment is changing very fast, bringing hope for a more united and more humane world. As will be detailed further, our world is heading towards the long-time anticipated harmonious Age of Aquarius.
Today’s social gap between the rich and the poor is wider than ever. For both the wealthy and the population, the Marie-Antoinette and guillotine scepter is a vivid reminder of what could possibly happen again. Because of the internet, a popular revolution would no longer be centered just in one country but would involve the entire planet. This never happened in history before. Everyone is concerned and rightly so. Massive street revolts could overwhelm the top 1%, regardless of their wealth and repressive power. Oligarchs are aware of their vulnerability and are now scared to death. As a result, their world power strategies will move from the short to the long-term. In the meantime, they will have no other survival option than showing up in the front line pretending to be nice guys. Escalating conflicts could degenerate in a collective suicide, and preventing nuclear wars at any cost is obviously the main priority. Renewals always happen after chaos. In our description of the 2010-2025 world period, summarized in the image below, the year 2017 concludes a long chapter of denial, anger and trouble. Following years will see the acceptance of the lost past and hope for a better future.
The best strategy for our global survival consists in playing the mediation card. The best plan lies in mediating all adversaries opposites, including those of the different oligarchs factions. Hope for a new world harmony became our main motivation, both in our personal and collective actions.
The Electronic Era Originated From The Sixties Cultural Revolution
Looking to the 60’s helps understanding what is happening today. Half a century and two generations later we are now experiencing the first coming-of-age crisis resulting from what was seeded back then. Remembered as the “Sex, drugs and rock-and-roll” revolution, the Sixties newfound freedom came with violence, but also with exuberance and creative expressions. If one could parallel an historical life cycle to a human life cycle, one would say that the electronic era born in the 60’s is now entering in its adulthood stage. Youth recklessness will be out and a sense of responsibilities will be in. For the coming decades, life realities will replace past collective hallucinations. Welcome to planet earth.
With the 60’s came the sexual revolution. Freud theories about sexual freedom were popularized. The birth control pill was invented and women gained control of their pregnancies, which unfortunately resulted in Western countries critical natality rate losses with complex resulting immigration implications. With the sexual revolution also came the women liberation movements resulting in them joining men in the work force. With both parents working, nobody was home to take care of the kids. This lifestyle that started in the 60’s is still marking our society today and will continue to do so in the years to come. Among many technological advances, the Sixties was also the decade that saw the first mini-computer and a man sent to the moon. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Che Guevara brought human consciousness to a new level. Hippies, psychedelic drugs, Woodstock became social expressions of the counterculture. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley, only to name a few, were revealed back then. During the Sixties love was a prevalent theme, as in the cult musical “Hair” about the emerging “Age of Aquarius”, that could be used today as a metaphor for our world to come.
The Age Of Aquarius Is Following The Age Of Pisces
A little bit of astronomy will help to understand the historical ages. The earth rotation axis is not fixed in space and describes a cone in its full cycle. The image below illustrates the phenomena that astronomers call the equinox precession.
As a result, the beginning of Spring on any given year doesn’t fall exactly on the same celestial sphere point than the year before. The difference is very minimal as a full circle takes 25,920 years to complete. Astrologers have then divided the zodiac in 12 historical ages, not necessary of equal length but averaging 2,160 years each. Their symbolic associations can be summarized as follows.
Age of Leo: the global warming after the ice period Age of Cancer: the biblical flood Age of Gemini: the invention of writing Age of Aries: the invention of iron Age of Pisces: the Christianity (see the Rothschild Code) Age of Aquarius: the following 2000 years
The transition between two consecutive ages of 2,160 years each can lasts several centuries. It acts a little bit like melting butter that is no longer totally solid but not totally liquid yet. We are currently living in the transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius. The mid-point change is happening right now, the butter is half solid half liquid. As Aquarius symbolism is associated with the revolutionary myth of Prometheus who brought God’s light to mankind, the Age of Aquarius is marked by revolutions. By analogy, one can say that the current transition is likely to have started around the 1789 French Revolution, that already included the industrial revolution era and now the electronic revolution era.
The hopeful new world is based on the Age of Aquarius symbolism. When looking at our new paradigm, we have to envision the coming decades of the 140-year electronic era cycle that started in the Sixties, within the 2,160-year Age of Aquarius that started in the 18th century. Now is the historic turning point, both as the beginning of the second phase of the electronic era and at the mid-point transition between the Age of Pisces and the Age of Aquarius …
Relax And Follow Me To An Imaginary Paradise Island …
Close your eyes … it is springtime … on a beautiful sunny day … on the beach … the sky is pure blue … you are laying in a hammock … attached between two palm trees … giving you a soothing shade … the temperature is perfect … your hand holds a straw hat … a gentle breeze moves your hammock … you listen to the waves … and let your thoughts wander … you are daydreaming awake … ready for some creative figments of imagination … with your magic wand in the other hand … you are changing all world wrongs … to their opposites … your fears have dissolved … your hopes are strong … abusive powers are replaced by unconditional love … material greed is replaced by spiritual awareness … arrogance and deception are replaced by humility and sincerity … divisions are replaced by unions … enslaving is replaced by freedom … terrorism is replaced by respect for human live … social class gap has dissolved … world hunger is replaced by food for all …
Make Love Not War … Welcome To The Age of Aquarius …
In light and love. Always, Serge Bernard
The Only Thing We Have To Hope Is … Hope Itself was last modified: December 9th, 2016 by Serge Bernard
Since the 2008 financial debacle, our world has been evolving in uncertainties and trouble. What is happening is something bigger than a typical recession. We are experiencing a paradigm shift of historical proportion. Nobody knows what events will happen next and neither does us. However, Astro Tarology can provide us with anticipations about trends and potentials. Below is an image summarizing the suggested paradigm shift covering the period 2010-2025. Each component will first be described and later detailed one by one.
The Paradigm Shift in One Single Image
(1) The images in the top row show each year’s metaphoric meaning.
(2) The Symbolon cards in the second row show Pluto in zodiac signs.
(3) The Symbolon cards in the third row show Uranus in zodiac signs.
(4) The bottom left chart shows the square Uranus-Pluto in progress.
(5) The bottom right chart shows the US empire lifecycle.
Note about first publication dates
– The 2010-2019 portion of (1) + chart (4): November 2011
– The chart (5) + Sir John Glubb chart below (6): March 2015
From 859 BC to 1950 – The Empires Life Cycles
All empires in history went from conquest to affluence to collapse. Regardless of financial strength, political power and knowledge of previous history life cycles, no empire leader has ever been able to prevent its supremacy from collapsing. For instance, the successive Chinese dynasties would always rise, stay and fall regardless of lessons learned from the past. Empires life cycles would repeat over and over following a same cyclical pattern. In 1977, Sir John Glubb wrote an essay titled “The Fate of Empires” whose life periods are summarized below (6).
We can see that during 3 millenaries the average superpowers duration period has been consistently of about 250 years. By the way, let’s note that the full 250-year cycle corresponds to about ten 25-year generations. This 250-year duration presents an unexpected consistency, especially if we consider all the major changes during the 3000 years in transportation speed and weapons sophistication, which has expanded territories conquests from local to global. Regardless of the historical period, the life cycle was always of about 250 years. Something bigger than their leaders was inclining empires to rise and also to fall. While we could seek a spiritual explanation of divine influence, we can also look at the sky from an astrologer perspective and find out that there are perfect correlations between the 250-year empires live cycles and Pluto’s 247-year orbital cycle. When a country is born, Pluto occupies a certain position in the sky, which eventually will return to the same position in about 247 years. That period corresponds to the entire superpower life cycle. In his essay, Sir John Glubb also revealed that all empires cycles in history have followed a same 8-phase pattern process: (1) outburst, (2) conquest, (3) commerce, (4) affluence, (5) intellect, (6) decadence, (7) decline and (8) collapse. While not necessarily of equal duration, each phase would last an average of about 41 years. A visual representation for the US empire life-cycle is represented in above chart (5) and described as follows.
From 1776 to 2023 – The US Empire Life Cycle Phases
The USA was born on July 4, 1776. That day Pluto was positioned at 27º33′ of Capricorn and will return to that same natal position during the years 2021-2023, which is about 246 years later as found with most of the historical empires life-cycles. During that orbital period, transiting Pluto covered all angles from 0º to 360º with natal Pluto. Angles multiple of 45 degrees are critical and correspond to tensions during each of the 8 phases transitions. Below is a rudimentary historical outline associating USA superpower life cycle with Pluto orbital cycle.
July 4 1776 – 0º: USA Declaration of Independence is signed
1776-1806 – Outburst: George Washington
1806-1809 – 45º: The end of slaves trade
1809-1847 – Conquest: Wars and battles
1847-1851 – 90º: The gold rush begins
1851-1894 – Commerce: General Electric is born
1894-1898 – 135º: The income tax bill is passed
1898-1935 – Affluence: Roaring 30’s
1935-1938 – 180º: Orson Welles “War of the Worlds”
1938-1962 – Intellect: Disney movies
1962-1964 – 135º: John Kennedy is assassinated
1964-1981 – Decadence: Sex, drugs and rock & roll
1981-1983 – 90º: Bombing of the Beirut US Embassy
1983-2000 – Decline: The Lewinsky scandal
2000-2001 –45º: World Trade Center terrorist attack
2001-2021 – Collapse: System ineluctable implosion
2021-2023 – 0º: Projected end of US supremacy
Human death is unavoidable regardless of the wisdom and knowledge about what happened to previous dead people, and so are empires that rise and live until their inexorable collapse. Superpowers life and death patterns will repeat themselves whether their leaders study past history cycles or not. Cosmic life is bigger than human life. USA last phase runs from Pluto semi-square in 2001 to Pluto return to its natal position in 2022. It is worth noting the year 2001 amazing synchronicity between Pluto semi-square (45º), the historic empire transition from decadence to collapse and the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Center Towers.
USA may win the battle against terrorism, but will lose the supremacy war against the rest of the world, where contenders such as China are already preparing themselves for the opportunity to fill the vacuum. This process started in 2001 and most USA power strategies miserably failed ever since. We are now seeing a growing world chaos until USA final supremacy collapse around 2022-2023. This will only mean the end of USA supremacy but not the end of the USA. As Britain continued to exist after its 1950 superpower collapse, so will the USA. By that time, China will still be in the early stage of its superpower cycle. A bi-polar world supremacy consensus USA-China will emerge for decades to follow.
France revolution took place on July 14, 1789 which was 13 years after the 1776 US independence. It comes with no surprise to see September 11, 2001 World Trade terrorists attacks followed 13 years later by the Charlie Hebdo terrorists attacks in France. Analogical patterns would then lead to anticipate France supremacy (and Europe) to end about 13 years after the US, which would be around 2034-2036.
From 2011 to 2025 – The World Paradigm Shift
In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. George Orwell
February 2011 – May 2018: Denial and Trouble
As indicated before, Pluto’s orbital cycle lasts about 247 years during which it is sweeping the 12 zodiac signs. Pluto entered the sign of Capricorn in 2008 where it will stay for 16 years until entering the sign of Aquarius in 2024. That period covers the 2008 financial collapse until the 2023 US supremacy collapse. The corresponding Astro Tarology (Symbolon) card for that period is titled “Depression”. That somber card is selected by the sky and not by the interpreter. It is also worth noting that the world loss of values parallels Elizabeth Kubler-Ross humans five loss phases: (1) denial, (2) anger, (3) bargain, (4) depression and (5) acceptance.
Planet Uranus orbital cycle lasts about 84 years during which it is sweeping the 12 zodiac signs. Uranus entered the sign of Aries in 2011 where it would stay for 7 years until entering the sign of Taurus in 2018. That period covers the political upheaval from 2011 Occupy Wall Street until 2018 Trump disruption. The corresponding dysfunctional Astro Tarology (Symbolon) card, again selected by the sky, is titled “The Troublemaker”.
If that was not enough, the 2011-2018 period is also marked by the square (90º) Uranus-Pluto meaning major tensions between the two planets. The square happened to be exact not less than seven times as seen in the top chart on the bottom left (4). In Greek mythology, Uranus is associated with Prometheus and Pluto with Hades. Thus, Uranus square Pluto would mean “Human Freedom conflicts with Machiavellian Power“.
May 2018 – December 2023: Acceptance and Hope
With Pluto’s darkness still in the background, the ingress of Uranus in the sign of Taurus in 2018 will mark the end of the troubled period bringing real change and hope. The corresponding Astro Tarology (Symbolon) changing card for Uranus in the sign of Taurus, again selected by the sky, is titled “Farewell”. The transition towards the new life paradigm may not be painless, but then we will see the light at the end of the tunnel.
From January 2024 on: Rebirth and Renewal
We will have to wait until early 2024 when Pluto will enter the sign of Aquarius for the rebirth. The corresponding Astro Tarology (Symbolon) renewal card for Pluto in the sign of Aquarius, again selected by the sky, is titled “The Phoenix”. An exciting time where new societal birth will raise from its ashes: the coming “Age of Aquarius”, a more humane, united and just life paradigm.
Our world in transition, the Symbolon cards, their names, archetypes and symbols and the astrological cycles offer such an amazingly meaningful synchronicity. The image below shows a 2010-2025 summary overview of our world in transition.
Practically, take one week at the time until the blue sky will be back. In the meantime reflect on the following quote:
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” –Anonymous
(1) About the past: I am not an historian and am very interested of anyone’s comments about historical correctness.
(2) About the future: I believe that nobody can predict future events. Personal, local, national or world events don’t exist before people produce them. Seasoned futurologists can only announce trends or potentials. Like doctors and meteorologists, they have the right to be wrong. Practically, futurologists don’t make previsions, they only reveal the present to people who are stuck in the past. Therefore, I would rather name their visions as anticipations instead of previsions.
2010-2025: Our World In Transition – Notre Monde En Transition was last modified: August 19th, 2016 by Serge Bernard
Security and feedom are declining -> increase vigilance …
Collective delusion is escalating -> reject fabricated hope …
Political sincerity is expiring -> seek truth in yourself …
Earth and sky are awesome -> observe beauty in nature …
All human lives are sacred -> find love in your own heart …
In light and love. Always, Serge Bernard
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Finding Truth, Beauty And Love In Today’s World was last modified: March 6th, 2016 by Serge Bernard