2010-2025: Our World In Transition – Notre Monde En Transition

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This Topic is of the Utmost Importance

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

2010-2025: Our World In Transition From an Astro Tarology Perspective

(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).

Life-cycles of Empires by Sir John Glubb
Empires Life Cycles by Sir John Glubb

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 – : 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 – : 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

Depression
Depression
Troublemaker
Troublemaker

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

Depression
Depression
Farewell
Farewell

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

The Phoenix
The Phoenix
Farewell
Farewell

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.

2010-2025 Our World In Transition
2010-2025 Our World In Transition – Click to enlarge

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

Personal Notes
(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.

BREXIT – Victory Of True Freedom Over False Security

Serge’s two cents about BREXIT

Joy and Pain After Populism Prevailed in the UK

Ongoing socio-economic problems in the UK and in the world existed before the Brexit and will continue after. The key differences now are that the people voice has been heard and that the UK can be in charge of its own destiny. Yes there will be monetary and financial duress, but freedom and national identity are priceless values.

The Social and Economic Inequality

This decade insurgency started with the Mediterranean Arab Spring and the global Occupy Movement to develop into today’s sizable populist revolts about social and economic inequality. The recently empowered 99% have now credible options to oppose power abuses by the 1%. Anger and fear have reached intolerable limits and opened the door for new populist leaders such as Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage in the UK, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in the US, Marine Le Pen in France, Geert Wilders in Holland, Pablo Iglesias in Spain and many others everywhere. Those political movements are not without parallels with Leon Blum and his 1936 “Front Populaire” in France that brought the freedom and social justice joy but could not prevent the financial pain amidst the then world depression.

The Astro Tarology Perspective

Over the last five years, I wrote several articles about the square Uranus-Pluto and its mark on the current decade and announcement of a major societal paradigm shift. The symbolic meaning of that planetary aspect can be summarized as follows.

   URANUS = Revolution  Freedom  Originality  Humanism
   SQUARE = Tension  Conflict  Stress  Struggle
   PLUTO = Destruction  Power  Change  Renewal

Here is the visual Astro Tarology representation of the Uranus-Pluto dialectic

Symbolon Cards "The Jester", "The Seducer" and "The Phoenix"
Symbolon Cards “The Jester”, “The Seducer” and “The Phoenix”

The sum of “The Jester” (Uranus) and “The Seducer” (Pluto) equals “The Phoenix” (Uranus-Pluto).

The Uranus card —associated with the zodiac sign of Aquarius— shows a colorful Jester walking happily towards a revolutionary thunderbolt. Uranus requires impulse and determination to embark on his life journey new beginning. The path leads to a small isolated village which can be associated to the emerging Age of Aquarius. That new historical era is expected to be marked by the unity of science and art as well as a more humane life paradigm.

The Pluto card —associated with the zodiac sign of Scorpio— shows a tempting Seducer offering a flower while wrapped in hellish flames coming out of an underground well. As Pluto requires others energy for its own survival, he will say anything in exchange for people souls. Needless to say that the devilish Seducer only deceives others and never delivers on his promises. Pluto embodies the corrupted evil as opposed to Uranus the autonomous good.

The Phoenix card is the combination of Uranus/The Jester and Pluto/The Seducer, the good and the evil. The mythic colorful bird represents its beautiful rebirth from its own ashes. Yesterday is dead and tomorrow will come with a newborn excitement. The past must decay and any resistances are doomed to fail. Uranus the Good will triumph over Pluto the Evil. The doors of the jailed souls will open to a new freedom. The coming age of Aquarius is around the corner!!!

The Zodiac & You In One Single Image

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Astro Tarology, Zodiac Signs and Archetypal Cards

The following image includes (1) the 12 zodiac signs and their respective ruling planets, (2) the 12 corresponding archetypal cards and their respective names as well as (3) the 12 life houses in the center. Find your sun sign and focus on the corresponding card. Enjoy !!

The Warrior, Mars, Aries The Lover, Venus, Taurus The Mediator, Mercury, Gemini The Mother, Moon, Cancer The Ego, Sun, Leo The Servant, Mercury, Virgo The Partner, Venus, Libra The Seducer, Pluto, Scorpio The Preacher, Jupiter, Sagittarius The Master, Saturn, Capricorn The Jester, Uranus, Aquarius The Angel, Neptune, Pisces
The zodiac and you. Cards by Symbolon. Click to enlarge

The Zodiac Signs, Extraversion, Introversion and You

Aries (March 21 – April 19)

ARIES: Begining, Impulse, Creation Personality: Energetic, enterprising, impulsive, full of enthusiasm and impulses Extravert: Look outward, conqueror of the material and spacial world Introvert: Look inward, conqueror of the spiritual and intellectual world

Taurus (April 20 – May 20)

TAURUS: Receptivity, Flair, Creativity Personality: Enormous capacity for work, perseverance, stubborness, slow starter Extravert: The fighting bull, expansive, confident, hypermotivated, active, optimistic Introvert: The peaceful bull, someone slow who thinks things over, phlegmatic, taciturn

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

GEMINI: Duality, Mobility, Instinct Personality: Impulsive, spontaneous, quick in response, immediate and unstudied actions Extravert: Pollux-type, overactive, soulless, under-emotional, animated, curious, ironic Introvert: Castor-type, under-active, unstable feelings, emotional, excitable, endless moves

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

CANCER: Birth, Mother, Past Personality: Importance of heredity, family, childhood, native country, religious tradition Extravert: Excitable, moody, capricious, emotional vagrant, unfaithful, humorous Introvert: Sentimental, moral considerations, self-torture, deep meditation, remembrances

Leo (July 23 – August 22)

LEO: Ego, Radiance, Sex Personality: Desire for material things, selfish, basic instincts, single light source Extravert: Helios-type, realistic, combative, materialist, seeks to exert great influence Introvert: Apollo-type, idealist, champion of honor, seeks beauty, perfection, inner sun

Virgo (August 23 – September 22)

VIRGO: Virgin, Feminine, Servant Personality: Power of understanding, Virgin Mother, servant of universal knowledge Extravert: Anal-expulsive, instinctive, undisciplined,rebel, disorganised, sadistic Introvert: Anal-retentive, retract within oneself, reserved, shy, mania for details

Libra (September 23 – October 22)

LIBRA: Balance, Sentiment, Taste Personality: Weighs, measures, compares like a scale, balance the yin and yang, pre-rational Extravert: Sentimental-type, radiates warmth, pleasant, makes friends easily, congenial Introvert: Inner sentimental-type, withdrawn into oneself, reserved, silent, calm, anxious

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21)

SCORPIO: Death, Rebirth, Mystery Personality: Explorers of the occult, feels strongly energies from the invisible world Extravert: Investigate and reveal the unseen mysteries, lucidity and critical judgment Introvert: Master of his inner demons, becomes the wise man, alchemist, clairvoyant, medium

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21)

SAGITTARIUS: Link, Attachment, Aspiration Personality: Relationships, aims at the level of absolute, to reach the greatest heights Extravert: Conformist, loves the good life, expansive, euphoric, loves prestige and honors Introvert: Rebellious,fiercely independent, audacious, lives through series of crises

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19)

CAPRICORN: Ascension, Infinite, Purification Personality: Perpetual reflection, ascension towards infinite goals and pure evolution Extravert: The ambitious, seeks to attain power and dominance, lucid, yearns to succeed Introvert: The detached, takes the road of privation, moral ambition, spiritual ascension

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18)

AQUARIUS: Expanse, Knowledge, Freedom Personality: Feels as if he is a stranger on Earth, in exile he wonders about his mission Extravert: The adventurer, misfit, original, eccentric, very independent, likes revolution Introvert: The wise, disengages from material things, frees himself towards spiritual goals

Pisces (February 19 – March 20)

PISCES: Eternity, Synthesis, Cosmos Personality: Enlightened consciousness, fusion with the universal, feels the cosmic divinity Extravert: Outer-type, oblative, generous, goodness, humaneness, self-forgetfulness Introvert: Inner-type, mystical, metaphysical, seeks a communication with the divine spirit