Tough But Rewarding Finish To Year

This is my astro forecast for Fall 2017. It completes what I started at the beginning of the year. My sense is the remainder of 2017 will be moderate to strongly challenging, energetically speaking. People have been through a lot this year, but the tide is shifting big time. Old consciousness is clearing out fast. The next three months I don’t think will be as intense as what September was, but December may surprise. A continued sense of decline in 3D reality will play out as part of a larger flow of energy. Fall may have an ebb and flow to it as described below. It will be a short period so be prepared for a bit of a frenzy.

The first three weeks of October has the Sun in Libra widely T-square Uranus/Pluto and Mars square Saturn. You want to be on top of it with these placements. Success can be found with some effort and vigilance internally.¬†The end of the month and first week of November will have Jupiter in Scorpio conjunct the Sun plus Venus in Libra. This may balance things out or renew faith. It’s a good time to anchor your gains or celebrate YOU. The last half of November and all or most of December could be quite challenging. Mars in Libra faces off against Uranus and Pluto. During that a two-week Mercury retrograde station¬†conjunct Saturn then begins at the end of November. Reactivity, conflict and “bad news” is likely to take over the old world by this point. It’s what you do with it that counts.

Key Mercury Retrograde & Winter Solstice

Dec. 3: Mercury Retrograde/Gemini Full Moon.

Mercury retrograde happens Dec. 3 – 23 in the last half of Sagittarius. Somehow I have a feeling this may be an important period. Politics and the media may be quite impacted. Saturn conjunct Mercury combined with a Gemini Full Moon T-square Neptune hints of another calamity. On the flip side it’s a good time to intuitively review things of the last few years or reestablish communication with cared for others. Expect delays with long distance air travel plans. “Terrorist” incidents at major airports also seem favored. Avoid any outside-fabricated stress and keep yourself clear.

Dec. 23: Mercury Direct.

Mercury goes direct Dec. 23, a day after Saturn moves into Capricorn on the Winter Solstice. This is a big energetic shift. I am expecting to feel some weight in the air here from Saturn, while Mercury direct square Neptune may leave people feeling uncertain for the year ahead. This is not your typical Winter Solstice. It seems to ask what structures in the world are really of value? What is really legitimate or worth it now? The Saturn-Solstice could set the tone for the first couple months of 2018.

Saturn in Capricorn to start 2018 is a big deal. Huge tests are coming. 2018 runs the “ten years later” energetic on the 2008 global financial crisis, which came about during Pluto’s ingress into Capricorn. Did the world learn anything from it? Are there any consequences to how the the global economy has been handled since then? The planet of karma follows that up beginning in 2018.

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Caribbean Pulverized

An aerial photo of Road Town, the capital of Tortola, British Virgin Islands after Category 5 Hurricane Irma struck Sept. 6 – 7, 2017.

In a short order Mother Earth has crushed the Caribbean with powerful hurricanes. Many islands have been shredded. Texas and Florida in the US have also been hammered. Great winds are Mother Earth’s way of bringing intelligence. Is anybody listening? It seems she is screaming something.

Hurricane Irma turned the British Virgin Islands brown. (Image source: NASA)

Thousands upon thousands of homes are damaged and destroyed. Roofs everywhere have been blown off. Horrifically, vegetation and tree canopies that were once lush and alive are now brown and dead. Beautiful rows of palm trees have been ripped out of the ground or stand broken in half. Whole island nations have lost some or all of their basic infrastructure. In short, paradises have become hellish nightmare zones. Some places look like they’ve been hit with atomic bombs, sent back decades.

The destruction is consistent with scientific research and expectations on climate change in a warming world. If anything the scientific community looks increasingly stunned by how lethal the world’s weather is becoming. The rate of climate breakdown keeps being underestimated. Life systems continue to unravel exponentially. In a status quo world it’s becoming impossible to adjust to. Given this it can only be concluded harder knocks are ahead.

Map of the Caribbean. X marks locations where long-term habitation is now not feasible.

A couple years ago due to out of control wildfires I postulated some places in Western North America may soon be unable to support human civilization– in as little as two decades. The same could be said for many Caribbean islands now. Nothing exists in isolation. When one part of the planet gets ripped up something somewhere else becomes vastly unstable or prone. It’s a cascade effect. Intense hurricanes and eventually sea level rise will take out out low-lying, unprotected islands. It’s happening in the Philippines and now in the Caribbean. Long-term habitability is simply not feasible in these places anymore.

The same could be said for many other locations of the world. Houston has a 100-year flood every year now because it doesn’t have adequate water drainage and city expansion has consumed naturally water-absorbent lands. New Orleans is situated below sea level. Florida and places like Charleston, South Carolina are in a similar predicament. These are not winning situations against accelerating climate change. Rebuilding in places such as the Keys is a waste of time. Meaningful recovery simply won’t happen until (1) human consciousness shifts and new, sustainable energy systems are implemented (2) Earth stabilizes.

Regarding the Solar Eclipse, so much energy was focalized onto the Americas. Coming at the end of the 13th Baktun and during the 26,000-year Galactic Alignment it should be of little surprise great disasters unfolded. The consequences and implications of the Eclipse at the end of these eras is massive and profound. Earth is in a huge process right now. In the historical climate records millions of years back major shifts in biological evolution always occurred during times of rapid temperature and carbon dioxide changes. This time is no different. It’s imminent that a new human and new human culture will be forged out of this.