October 17, 2013 – Pictured above: Barbault’s Cyclical Index from 2000 to 2027 (see below for description). Below, Ganeau’s Index of Cyclic Equilibrium for the same period. Both point to economic contraction, war and decay from 2014 to 2020; a seven year period of significant changes and transformation for the world. Please see poems at the end of this post.
Note: The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed a 35 page bill to keep the government open and avert a government default. The bill passed the house with 87 Republicans voting Yea and 144 Nay. A total of 198 Demarcates voted Yea. The President has signed the bill. Things should return to normal today (Oct-17). All Federal workers are to report to work today. I have not yet closed out my futures positions.
October 17, 2013 – Cyclical Indices for 2000 to 2027: The French astrologer H.J. Gouchon, working in the 1940s, established a graph by calculating the total angular separation between each of the pairs of the five outer planets. The resulting curve showed an impressive correspondence with the international crises in modern times, especially with wars. Most wars tend to begin after the descent from a high peak.
Andre Barbault adopted Gouchon’s diagram and named it the Cyclical Index (see top graph above), pointing out that a period when multiple conjunctions of the outer planets occur, is likely to produce a time of crisis. Exploring the graph further Ganeau plotted the difference between the total numbers of degrees of outgoing cycles as compared to the total numbers of degrees of incoming cycles (see second graph above).
On the basis of this he proposed a law of the rhythms of time: “The stability or instability of the world is directly related to the difference in the sum of the phases of all waxing cycles of the five outer planets and the sum of the phases of waning cycles of planets. Whilst the resultant figure remains positive (2000 to 2002 and 2026 to 2027), the earth will tend to experience relative stability and a period of evolution; when the resultant figure is negative the earth enters a period of crisis and involution.”
Another version was proposed by P. Julien who drew lines joining up all the peaks in the index and lines joining up all the troughs. Then, a line mid-way between the peak and the trough line was drawn. When the actual index crossed the mean line upwards it seemed to mark a point of increased optimism, growth and construction. When it crossed the mean downwards there was a move towards pessimism and destruction. All these methods tend to tell the same story and to complement each other. Additionally, geocentric and heliocentric methods produce the same results.
Astrology, being a special algorithmic process for calculating subjective behavioral and personality qualities, always loses something in translation. In the same sense that there are certain ideas which can be expressed clearly and precisely in mathematical terms but cannot be fully explained or understood, if translated into a narrative, defining the function of the planets leaves us struggling for an adequate decipherment. On the other side, the role of the three outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) is somewhat less predictable. These less defined functions root in the fact that astrology is an empiric craft based on an accumulation of observations over thousands of years. With the three outer planets, we have had a much shorter time to deposit these observations and erect a large and certain edifice of consensus. Yet, these planets appear to have their impact principally on the massive unconscious and to relate to historical, political and social spheres. Thus, the cyclical indexes are a useful tool, complementary to the traditional methods.
Using the graphs (not shown – from 1900 to 1999) to predict history in the past was very effective as follows: The first two major lows coincide with the WW I and WW II. The Korean and Indo-China wars began as the index begins to plunge in 1950 and bottoms out with the Suez crisis. The graph turns down again with the Vietnam War, turns up following the end of that war and in 1976 begins a precipitate descent until 1984. This later period, includes the invasion of China in Vietnam, the Soviet-Afghanistan, Iran-Iraq and Lebanon Wars. Nevertheless, those events were not as important as the precipitous decay of the directed economy in the Eastern Bloc, which commenced in this very period and affected millions of people. Mikhail Gorbachev assumed office in 1985 and an upward trend appears as some political reforms were applied in the USSR. With the collapse of the Eastern Block in 1990 the index turns down until 1995, when the dissolution was completed. After that, the downturn of the line in 2003 (Barbault) shows the beginning of the current economic crisis until its full expression in 2010. Then, following an upward line for the years 2011-2013 (evidently a temporary uphold of the global economy and a time of peace) in 2014 the index drops down until 2022.
Thus we enter a time of great pearl and uncertainty. These are dynamic times when anything is possible. To be forewarned is to be forearmed to the wise among us.
“All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul,
All Nature is but Art, unknown to thee;
Al Chance, Direction, which thou canst not see.
All partial evil, Universal Good.”
Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
George Santayana (1863 – 1952)
Spanish Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, Novelist and Harvard University Professor.
The Master of Disaster