Although it seems already a different era, less than six years ago the January 2003 Celestial Wheel, Face-off 2003 Bush/Hussein,
described this same uneasiness as the country was blundering ahead
toward the Iraq invasion. That forecast even used the old
blue Celestial Wheel type and Moon.
The Pisces full Moon made sensitive Sedonians aware of an impending change, not for the good, an uncertainty about the future. Some comments, Is something going to happen soon? Are we close to some brink? Why do a feel on edge? Americans are naturally optimistic. We want to believe the good news we hear. But we are also living the reality of the deepening Millennium Contraction, inexorably pushing the entire society into transformation, breaking old habits of excess, trimming the fat..
Predicting how and when the next drop
will occur has been difficult for the mix of optimism and impending
doom -- and the conflicted planetary dispositions. There is, however, a signal The Celestial Wheel has written
about frequently, and most recently in the September 27 entry, Moon Bomb.
Warrior Mars is coming to fiery Ketu (the mystical and dissolving
tail-of-the-dragon eclipse point). While the exact conjunction
isn't until this Friday, October 9, this destructive energy is already
gathering. Take care through Friday, for you can sometimes dodge
challenging karma -- but only if you pay attention.
There's already been one violence peak, Worst losses for a year as Taleban storm Nato outpost
Added to the Mars/Ketu sensitivity now heating toward a boil is that Mercury, the intellect, remains compromised, also until October 9. As explained in the September 20 Celestial Wheel, Mercury ends retrograde September 29, but unfortunately it then retraces its steps across Saturn, and won't be free of this blocking influence until October 9. So, use care, keep alert and don't let yourself be thrown off balance as this turbulent week unfolds.
Follow-up On The Sedona Forecast
The August 22 In-depth Forecast, Sedona Through The Millennium Contraction, discussed how this small red rock mountain town grew during the real estate boom and is busting now during the Millennium Contraction.
Sedona has a cousin in Steamboat Springs, CO, and following are two emails comparing these resort towns, and their prospects for the future.
The Mars/Ketu Conjunction
The above October 5, Celestial Wheel reported on the three major predictions for last week's conjunction of Mars and Ketu: the United States, Sedona, Arizona NASA's Moon Bomb.
Recall these are both Pita (fiery) planets -- striking hard and decisively. Mars is the very worldly planet of war, and Ketu the otherworldly tail-of-the-dragon eclipse point. Their dissonant Pita energies combine for seething anger. Predictions for them can grasp this tone but cannot pinpoint their precise effects. Yet, as shown below, the results to follow the predictions.
The October 5 entry made two cogent introductory statements,
Americans are naturally optimistic. We want to believe the good news we hear. But we are also living the reality of the deepening Millennium Contraction, inexorably pushing the entire society into transformation, breaking old habits of excess, trimming the fat...
While the exact conjunction isn't until this Friday morning, October 9, this destructive energy is already gathering. Take care through Friday, for you can sometimes dodge challenging karma -- but only if you pay attention.
The former statement really means that whatever violent events Mars/Ketu bring, they are powerful stimuli and integral to this long term transformation. Thus, they should not be ignored as being temporary setbacks -- but rather acknowledged as serious, with far reaching influences upon our lives. Note too, as explained below, this is just the beginning of Mars' extended eight month transit through Cancer to May 26, it is the opening salvo of a long three season conflict.
The latter emphasizes that karma is not immutable. We do have free will, but we must become absolutely realistic to successfully transform ourselves. Taking heed of warnings, rather than, for example, ignoring them for bringing bad energy, is wishful thinking that we can't get away with any longer. The credit cards are gone, home equity lines have vanished, investments have dropped down -- there is no more of this imaginary wealth to fall back on when we overextend ourselves and fail to downsize and deleverage to fit our square pegs into new round holes of thrift and practicality.
Prediction - United States
The September 7 In-depth Celestial Wheel, A Stormy Fall, predicted about Mars/Ketu,
10/6 The demise of the dollar In a graphic illustration of the new world order, Arab states have launched secret moves with China, Russia and France to stop using the US currency for oil trading. In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.
(Note: is the oil price spike, and it targets the U.S., which chart is vulnerable, not the rest of the world.)
10/9 Debt-Market Paralysis Deepens Credit Drought, The continued disarray in debt-securitization markets, which in recent years were the source of roughly 60 percent of all credit in the United States, is making loans scarce and threatening to slow the economic recovery. Many of these markets are operating only because the government is propping them up. But now the Federal Reserve has put these markets on notice that it plans to withdraw its support for them. Policy makers hope private investors will return to the markets, which imploded during the financial crisis.
Prediction - Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is also discussed in A Stormy Fall,
(Note: This event, still circulating the media loop, will sour Sedona's reputation for a long time. Already, tourist traffic during this high-season is missing. The deeper message, however, is that The Secret, which is just another version of the old manifestation con game, has been rightfully discredited -- and P.T. Barnun's There's a sucker born every day, will be remembered. There is no such thing as a free lunch. I never manifested a Celestial Wheel, nor anything else -- and neither has anyone else magically gotten what they wish -- which is really just mistaking good fortune, which does exist as a favorable karma from good deeds in past lives and this life. Karma is action and reaction -- if you want a hole in the ground for a new tree, you dig it with a shovel. The owners of Angel Valley have been clients, but rather than pay attention to the Vedic information given them, they chose to chase a cloud of false spirituality that inevitably stormed upon them. Spirituality can only be a search for truth -- not an escape from it. Let's hope that wonderful Sedona is purified by this calamity and can again begin offering a purified spiritual experience that uplifts and inspires, not picks the pockets of visitors and deludes residents. Too, recall in the Sedona Through The Millennium Contraction, the community suffers from false gurus.)
Prediction -- Moon Bomb
In the early morning of September 9, exactly when Mars conjoined Ketu, NASA fired a missile at the Moon. The prediction here is that the mission will fail, unexpectedly and violently due to error. At the NASA launch time, Mars and Ketu will be just eleven minutes apart. Mars will conjoin exactly with Ketu at noon. So, even if the launch goes well, the result will be problematical.
Moon Shot Not Much to See, but Data Could Prove Exciting NASA's black-and-white imagery showed the crater looming larger and larger as the spacecraft descended. But when the booster slammed into the moon, in the darkness of the crater, there was no obvious sign of a plume of dust -- or pulverized water ice, which is what NASA was hoping to find. Instead, the video feed went completely white.
(Note: What this will come to mean in the future is unknown, but it may depress space exploration as an unaffordable cost.)
Other Mars/Ketu Violences
Mars/Ketu violences also were found in other parts of the globe: In Pakistan, a Deadly Resurgence, TURKEY: Protests accompany annual IMF, World Bank conference, Philippine mudslides, floods kill estimated 100, North Korea Fires 5 Missiles.
Final Predictions Check On the October 9 Mars/Ketu Conjunction
Predictions were for a oil price spike, a violent storm and the swine flu, The final risk area is the swine flu infections rising then. Cancer being the fourth house in the natural zodiac, and the fourth is the chest/lungs, this karma is particularly strong. Since infectious Mars continues in Cancer through May 24, the swine flu infections may continue though the late spring.
In response to the dollar's weakness and the news that it will no longer be the oil currency, oil has spiked, and continues to do so. 10/20 Oil briefly above $80 as earnings beat forecasts. Here's another worrisome article, Niall Ferguson: The Dollar Is Finished And The Chinese Are Dumping It.
The violent stormwas reported in the October 5 entry.
The swine flu prediction has come true with alarming accuracy. These articles explain: Study: H1N1 Flu Causes 'Unusual' Damage to Lungs and Swine Flu Characteristics Becoming More Evident. Links to Pneumonia, Rapid Effects on Young Noted. Expect the last part of this prediction, that the outbreak will continue through May, will also actualize. As Vedic Astrology is not just knowing the life but planning the life, use its information to plan yours. While having the swine flu vaccination is problematical for many, subscribers B. R. and N. W. of Arizona suggest large doses of vitamin C and D are preventatives.
The sweat lodge deaths have increased to three, Third Arizona 'sweat lodge' death. And the story continues in the media cycle, now two weeks after the October 9 event. There are actually lots of print and internet articles about the this unfolding story -- but this is enough for The Celestial Wheel. The point has been made.
Sedona's reputation has been badly harmed. The red rocks seem a menacing red, not a beautifully joyous one. The community won't begin to recover until the summer of 2011. The August 22, 2009In-depth Forecast, Sedona Through The Millennium Contraction (free), predicted, Expect sales tax revenue to the City to also slide 40% down, bringing default on some of the whopping $76,000,000 in long term term debt. (The City Hall complex alone has a $4 million mortgage!) By the end of this Mars cycle in June, 2011, Sedona may have shrunken by 1/4, with the City bankrupt. And, The eighteen year Rahu planetary cycle begins in late July 2011. . ..Rahu will signal the beginning of Sedona's reinventing itself -- much like a company emerges from bankruptcy smaller and leaner and with a new, hopefully sustainable, business model.
Consider too the obsevation made Sedona Through The Millennium Contraction, This Saturn/Jupiter combination also brings unrealistic leaders, puffed up with Sun/Mercury ego, and false gurus. Sedona is plagued with delusions of grandeur. The result was seen at Java Love Cafe early on a chilly Tuesday morning --one car outside and five men inside.
Of course, the specific predicted disaster, the swine flu, can still occur. And, it likely will.
The Moon bob itself was a disappointment, as also reported in the October 5 entry. Here's the interesting part. NASA applauds it's success, but as these articles show, they haven't yet announced finding any water!
There are two lessons here. First, the government lies. Second, all the junk on the internet from New Agers proclaming this to be a disaster are proven untrue. Spirituality can only be a search for truth, and these predictions for doom are fear mongering, just as bad in their own way as the promises for wealth from spirituality made at Angel Valley. This astrologer's first Vedic teacher counseled to question everything, and that has been the core of his teaching that had held The Celestial Wheel to a high standard of integrity, and thereby accurate forecasting.
Health Care Reform
Finally for today, here's an observation about health care reform. The basic issue is that the U.S. spends twice on health care as all other modern industrialized countries -- 16% and rising. This results from all players being at the trough. The doctors, the hospital corporations, the lawyers, the drug companies and the equipment manufacturers are all to blame. There are likely more, but these are the big players. But the debate has been exclusively about the insurance companies. Well, finally, here's an article that identifies one more in this gang of thieves, 10/18 Medical Device Makers Court Unlikely Allies.
This misplaced focus on only health insurance companies will block real health care reform until the Obama Administration and Congress acknowledge this basic truth and have the courage to confront those other powerful lobbies with a proposal that cuts out the fat in all these health care areas. After all, only the truth will set us free.
This may begin to occur in late December, when Jupiter, the planet of wisdom, finally transits out of Capricorn, where it is weakly fallen and thereby greedy and dumb, into Aquarius. The Celestial Wheel will examine this topic in future forecasting.
The Tough Fall Season Is Winding Down
The below timeline was first published in the September 7, 2009 In-depth Forecast, A Stormy Fall.* There, four adverse planetary significations were identified and described,
1. Saturn's Scorched Earth Game -- when Saturn ends its 2 1/2 year transit in Leo September 9,
2. ...transit Jupiter in its fallen (weak) sign of Capricorn conjunct Rahu -- the head-of-the-dragon eclipse point. This association began July 31 and continues until November 2.
3. Mercury went retrograde late yesterday and continues its confusing backward motion until the end of September.
4. ...the big karmic crunch this fall that will come from Mars. The planet of war enters its fallen (harmful) sign of Cancer on October 5, and then on October 9 slams into Ketu -- the dissolving tail-of-the-dragon eclipse point.
(*Those of you who have already purchased a Participation Choice can use your codes to access this and other forecasting linked here.)
We can see continuing fall season challenges in Mars being badly disposed in it fallen (weak) signs of Cancer and Jupiter also being fallen in Capricorn, plus being afflicted by Rahu-- the toxic head-of-the-dragon eclipse point.
Too, as shown in the timeline, Venus, the planet of love and contentment, has been weakly fallen in Virgo since October 9, and the Sun (power and confidence, also in its fallen sign of Libra since October 16.
So, four planets have been in their weakest signs, which brings impotent restlessness. Try as we might, it's just been truly difficult to get anything done.
However, as explained in the October 26 Subscriber Heads-up e-mail, next Tuesday, November 3, can be a bright new day -- for on November 2, Rahu will leave Jupiter and Capricorn, and Venus will happily glide into her own sign of Libra.
The planets will gain further strength November 16, when the Sun exits its fallen sign and goes into Scorpio. The next significant improvement will occur on December 19, when Jupiter finally leaves its fallen sign to enter Aquarius. Yes, Mars will remain fallen in Cancer until late May, but with Venus, the Sun and Jupiter strong again, their energetics will certainly offset Mars' harms.
So, as the restlessness of impotency that that has gripped many will begin to fade next Tuesday, yield further in mid November, and again mid December. This means that you will experience more and more power to deal with the challenges you face and take advantage of pending opportunities as the final months of 2009 unfold. This doesn't mean that the Millennium Contraction, with its imperative that we all transform our lives, ends. It indicates rather that we will be better able, empowered, to act. So, if you've had job or debt challenges, these may be addressed more affirmatively. On the opposite side, that of an inevitable loss, if you've been facing a major problem, like a home foreclosure, that will be finally finished.
The Indonesian Meteor
The Mars/Ketu conjunction that became exact October 9 resulted in several violences and harms, as discussed above in the October 14 and 23rd entries. Here's one that surfaced just yesterday.
NASA's Spaceweather.com announced that big meteor occurred in Indonesia October 8. As Spaceweather changes their reports frequently, here's the full text,