Dear reader the year is almost done, Thanksgiving is over, and the giddy rush, also known as Christmas, has begun in earnest though I suspect with less enthusiasm than in previous years. 2023 has been exhausting by almost all accounts, and the political cray-cray of the last few years burns ever brighter and more frenzied.
Europe with the voting in of far-right types in Italy (Georgia Meloni), Hungary (Viktor Orban), and most recently the Netherlands (Geert Wilders) is taking a distinct right turn on the road to its future. Economic inequality, immigration, and unaddressed despair, insecurity, and anger over some of the many injustices of lockdowns - that ruined a lot of people's lives - are bearing bitter fruits. It's been quite a while since I last blogged, but those of you who regularly follow my YouTube channel will know that I've been saying for ages that Pluto is in Sidereal Capricorn. Capricorn is all about Governments, corporate entities, executives, top-down structures, rules, regulations, systems, hierarchy, ambition, pressure, and consolidation.
Pluto is all about alchemy, transformation, power-grabs, control, and the worst of what humanity can do to itself when those in positions of influence use its darker impulses. Pluto entered Sidereal Capricorn on January 1st, 2021 and a mere 5 days later an insurrection stormed the Capitol in Washington DC. (And the GOP still is trying desperately for us not to believe our collective 'lying eyes' hence).
This ushered in a new era of US political pantomime, corruption, and absurdity that has possessed America ever since, while the rest of the sane world looks on aghast (peeping through its fingers) while some countries, taking on the psychic contagion, vote for political characters even more outlandish than the orange one himself: Argentina's new, chainsaw-wielding, leader, Javier Melei, with Halloween-Elvis hair, makes Donald Trump look like a figure skater by comparison. Humanity is in a strange place.
My heart goes out to the Argentines who have been in a state of utter desperation for years, with inflation reported at 130% (the last I saw) and poverty running at 40% in the country. Desperate times require desperate measures, but even taking that into consideration is it wise to vote for someone who says he wants to legalise selling your bodily organs (as if they grow back like Gooseberry bushes), getting rid of all the free education, women's rights, and the departments for tourism (a key money generator for Argentina) and a whole host of other abominations I struggle to recall?
These crazy policies will have to meet with reality, and from what I've heard thus far wheels have already fallen off a few, with people noticing already, and Melei's bid to 'dollarize' the whole economy and get rid of the Argentine Pesos has already hit a reality boulder. This is because Argentina does not hold enough dollars in reserve to buy out all the Pesos in circulation, and besides, is it wise to effectively let your monetary policy be subject to the whims of the Federal Reserve - which is not in your country? Argentina could become a vassal state of the USA in all but name.
Melei concedes the transition could take at least two years - but the way the world is going a LOT can happen in that time. I suspect Argentina would be better off throwing in its lot with the new BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) gold and oil-backed currency due to emerge at some point in 2024. It is said he has, currently, rejected their offer, but this could change.
Some may believe that running into the arms of China is not a good idea, but with a new currency Argentina at least has a genuine chance to explore the possibilities of changing its inflation fortunes with something new, rather than hitching itself to the Dollar which is going to face stiffer competition and headwinds that are as yet unanticipated by most US citizens. These issues will emerge as 2024 progresses, as monetary policy, personal credit card debt, commercial real estate issues, the ending of mortgage furloughs, and wobbly bank financing really start to emerge in a crucial election year for America.
This smoldering magma pool is thinly crusted by a US media narrative that is at once delusional and hysterical. Right-wing media has been utterly delusional since Trump lost the 2020 election (with Fox News getting the biggest ass-burn thus far) and a hysterical Left-wing media that breathlessly reports on every iota of Trump's court psycho-drama, wringing its pearls, hurling every law expert they can find upon the screen to pick through the political entrails. Yet, they seem to overlook that the public is getting tired.
The US news, it seems, has not changed in years. Ukraine, Trump, and now the recent conflict between Gaza and Israel dominate everything to saturation point.
These subjects are of immense importance, of course, but the US media, in particular, needs to take some responsibility for amplifying and repeating everything Trump has ever uttered since he got kicked off Twitter (now X). Malignant narcissists like Trump need only two things: power and attention.
His guilt is obvious to all. He needs to be imprisoned, behind thick concrete walls without windows, for constantly breaking his gag orders (let alone the Aladin's cave of top secret documents he stole) and endangering, via his MAGA mob, court staff, judges, and witnesses alike. His ill-gotten gains need to be stripped from him (which the New York case has already decreed the Trump Oranisation's guilt) and he should be utterly ignored except for the occasions he has to appear in public court cases to face the comeuppance that he richly deserves.
The Disney-esque wide-eyed obsession with Trump in the US media serves only to keep him large in the collective consciousness of people's minds, and I've long suspected that this is deliberate: because we live in a world where eye-balls equal ad revenue. Trump is the ultimate click-bait circus act that's difficult to ignore. He knows this. And a whole ecosystem has grown around him to the extent that Facebook is eyeing him up again, like a favoured strumpet at the port docks, for his campaign dollars and the rabid loyalty of his followers.
Trump is more than happy to squeeze his cleavage on this and remind Facebook of what its been missing. The quiet implosion of Mark Zuckerberg's Metaverse has burned a hole in Facebook's finances (Meta's Reality Labs Division has lost $ 46.5 Billion since 2019) and he will want the gold coins to jangle again while he contemplates other ways he can become the overlord of human consciousness and an AI messiah. However, don't cry for him too much, Zuckerberg's personal wealth is said to have increased by 130% netting him an extra $59 Billion due to Meta stock increasing by 136.8% this year (source: article in Fortune written by Paulo Confino). So he's still the 10th richest person in the world at $105 Billion.
In the recent Astrology book that I've written, The Candid Guide to Vedic Astrology, which will likely be published next year, I speak about how the outer planets of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto can represent the billionaire class. Uranus the planet of the future, innovation, genius, the sciences, and futuristic tech, represents tech billionaires like Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezoz, and the capricious Elon Musk. Some say they're Geniuses, I beg to differ, but such is the collective worship of the 'Golden Calf' these days immense wealth now gets one associated with genius rather than making an outstanding contribution to the consciousness of humankind: like Nicola Tesla or Einstein, but such are the times.
Musk is tinkering around with his human brain implants via Nuralink and wants to upload human consciousness to 'the cloud' and fly to Mars. It means he has geniuses working for him, but in terms of his personal capabilities I can't be as generous, as his recent takeover of Twitter now X has proved that human interactions are indeed more complicated than rocket science.
Musk's influence is immense, and proves abundantly how seduced the political class is by wealth, evidenced by Britain's Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, auditioning for some kind of employment with Musk, in his recent X interview with the tech billionaire, clearly laying the groundwork for a day job in the likelihood the Tories are booted from power at the next UK General Election. That election will happen by January 2025 at the latest, but political winds suggest April/May 2024 could be possible.
Speaking of the UK Tories, Sir Jacob Reese-Mog (an entitled Tory still in love with his nanny), and one of the staunch defenders of the political and financial failure that is Brexit, recently apologised to the Conservative electorate (or those in the North of the country that lent the Tories their vote) for not bringing down immigration to 'the tens of thousands' that Boris Johnson, and others, had promised at the last election.
The Brexiteers were warned, loudly, that leaving the EU would not bring net migration down as was widely touted by the Brexit Punch and Judy act of which too many partook. Pre-Brexit net migration was approximately 300-350,000 per year (which is high but Brits could also go the other way and live and travel in Europe without a visa). However, legal migration, at the last count, was at 740,000 last year which has more than doubled. Read a Reuters article here.
I'm pro-migration but I'm also an advocate for common sense. A country requires the right types of migration that address a nation's desires and needs. As of the last population count in 2021, the UK population was 67.33 million, which is now the same as France (67.75 million) but they have 3 times the space.
Australia (famously stingy with its quotas) had a net loss of 85,000 people in 2020-21 (most likely due to a lot of their own citizens being locked out of the country during the pandemic years). In the year ending June 30th, 2022 Australia gained 171,000 (most likely due to the Aussie citizens locked out of the country being allowed back in, possibly having children in the intervening time, and some students and skilled workers having a go at the 'lucky' life). As of July 2023, net migration hit 317,00 in Australia (88,810 of mainly students in February, and 72,770 in July mainly Students and skilled workers: stats from the Australian Bureau of Statistics) this increase has raised a few eyebrows in Australia, which has a population of 25.69 million as of 2021 - but is a continent with more space than it knows what to do with.
Contrast that with the UK numbers I quoted earlier (with inward migration of 740,000 last year).
The UK can fit into Australia 32 times (approximately). When nations feel insecure or threatened, especially by migration, they tend to vote to the right. The UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Western Europe in general have gained the most migration in 2022-2023. I'm not going to make excuses for far-right politics, but I wish to share some perspective on why so-called liberal democracies are seeing their politics move to the right. Macron was able to win out over Marine le Pen last year in the French General Elections, but he cannot run again, he's pissed off a lot of the French people with his pension reforms, and racial tensions within the country are high. Marine le Pen could be 4th time-lucky in her next efforts.
The planet Pluto often represents the shadow of fascism (which was rampant when it was discovered in 1930 and in 2030 it will be 100 years since his modern discovery).
Pluto also represents the consolidation of power into the hands of a few: we see this all over the world. 2021-2023 has seen one of the biggest transfers of wealth from the lowest to the highest net gainers ever in human history. It would require another blog to list the obscenities of this transfer from bottom to top, but to put it simply Jeff Bezoz of Amazon delivery fame did stupendously well. Amazon's profits were reported to have increased by 220% in April of 2021 to sales of $108.5 Billion for the first quarter of 2021. I do not need to further explain to you, dear reader, the gargantuan profits of Amazon and the billionaire class (who still pay bum crumbs in overall tax) and also took a heck of a lot of bailout Pandemic money, along with many others that did not need it as the average mom and pop business hit the skids while people were not allowed out of their homes.
One of the most explicit, yet under-reported, examples of power consolidation is the recent vote by MEPs in Europe passing, just, a proposal to remove the Veto of all the 27 member states of Europe, so that individual nations can no longer scupper the plans of those that seek to see the EU - according to the Polish Government - become a Superstate Federation, with mandatory uptake of the Euro (which is also becoming a digital currency: but more on that later). The charge is said to be led by a man called Guy Verhofstadt
the former Prime Minister of Belgium. Here is an article by the CyrusMail that gives some context to the developing situation, described by some European Governments as a consolidation power grab, and even a silent coup.
On top of this, the world will soon see CBDCs (Central Bank Digital Currencies) go mainstream around the globe. I've warned of this in previous YouTube videos, but particularly so in my 2023-2025 Saturn predictions that I did last year before he changed signs into Sidereal Aquarius on January 17th, 2023. One of the things I predicted, of many, was that we would see a proliferation of new rules and regulations, which we have, an increase in AI, ongoing at exponential speed, and digital currencies (which will most likely happen when Jupiter, dealing with the global economy - Saturn also impacts the economy - transits into Sidereal Taurus on or around the 1st of May 2024, closely followed by Uranus, the planet of technological innovation and the future, who joins him on or around June 1st, 2024).
Taurus as a sign deals with money, savings, food, education, and tangible assets of all kinds, so these transits portend the digital currency future. With these digital currencies will come unprecedented levels of control. According to Ecorys: EU Initiative for a Restriction on Payments in Cash current cash limits are set at 15,000 Euros in Poland, 3,000 in Belgium, Italy, and Portugal, and just 1,000 Euros in France. Breaches of these cash limits are now punishable by fine or PRISON in these countries. The arguments for these restrictions are that it is to prevent money laundering and terrorism, but with the transition of Pluto - the planet of autocracy along with Saturn - I strongly suspect that this is an excuse for more power to the state. However, these cash limits are yet to be imposed over all European countries, but according to Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, DIGITAL Euros will afford much more control.
Hear Christine Lagarde in her own words describe the future of a digital EU currency and her arguments for greater control of financial transactions, including arguments to prevent terrorism and digital currencies from the likes of Facebook or Google. She suggests that digital transactions of 300-400 Euros may be allowed freely, but that could be dangerous. It is said that Christine believed she was talking with President Zelensky, of Ukraine, at the time, and inadvertently revealed her plans to the whole world.
With this confession, all doubts as to the plans of centralised government are no longer a mystery, and totally in line with the predictions I made that Governments and big companies would use technology to consolidate their power in ever greater amounts.
The Brexiteers were wrong about almost everything in regard to the economy and migration, however, in their warnings of Europe moving ever closer to, at some stage, unelected officials wielding huge amounts of Central/Federalised power the mature among us can admit that they have a point: it's unfolding in front of our eyes.
The EU is not the only one at it the WHO is briskly at work trying to ratify their new treaty with participating Governments, making all sorts of changes under the radar of most of the global public, and are coordinating with The European Commission in developing international digital health Covid-19 style passes for almost everyone on the planet. In the UK over 156,000 people have signed a petition to have these treaty changes discussed in the UK Parliament before we, as a nation, agree to such a treaty.
"Do not sign any WHO Pandemic Treaty unless it is approved via public referendum
We want the Government to commit to not signing any international treaty on pandemic prevention and preparedness established by the World Health Organization (WHO), unless this is approved through a public referendum."
The topic was debated, and it seems the UK Government, surprise surprise, has decided to go along with the WHO: an unelected organisation whose employees,
and their families, have international diplomatic immunity and are answerable to almost no one. Ironic considering that the Brexit Tories said they wanted to 'take back control!' But happily give it away to people who are not even elected. Please read at your leisure the other organisations that enjoy such privileges in this PDF document from the:
You can read the UK Government's response to the premise of the petition in the link below and there is the video of the debate in UK Parliament itself. Petition and UK Parliament video here.
Please read from the WHO's own website how they plan to accomplish their mission which includes, among other things:
“With 80 countries and territories connected to the EU Digital COVID-19 Certificate, the EU has set a global standard. The EU certificate has not only been an important tool in our fight against the pandemic, but has also facilitated international travel and tourism. I am pleased that the WHO will build on the privacy-preserving principles and cutting-edge technology of the EU certificate to create a global tool against future pandemics,” added Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market.
"This partnership will work to technically develop the WHO system with a staged approach to cover additional use cases, which may include, for example, the digitisation of the International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis."
Please read the full account on the WHO's welcome page on their website.
I'll let you join the dots for yourself where all of this is likely going!
Dark actors Vladimir Putin are putting additional pressure on European countries by bussing migrants to their borders, as is the case with Finland which has recently joined NATO. Finland has responded by leaving all but one of their land borders open, as they are required by international law, which is in the northernmost part of Finland to deter those bussed in by Putin: the Finish winter will likely be a deterrent as well as sending a message to Vlad. The link to the DW News video, under 7 minutes long, is here:
On top of all this, it is also reported that Putin is using every spare criminal he has to hand to fight in Ukraine, including convicted cannibals, yes, cannibals - who he pardoned.
Please feel free to read the article from the Independent Newspaper here.
So we see that there is a lot going on right now in the world, with many Governments, institutions, and individuals seeking to consolidate their power as Pluto transits through Sidereal Capricorn. More changes are due in global affairs as the nodes of the Moon, Rahu, and Ketu, have changed signs today, November 29th, 2023, into Sidereal Pisces (Rahu) and Virgo (Ketu). This is going to shift the energies of the world to matters connected with health, healing, or medical interventions or 'solutions', as evidenced by the WHO's plans listed earlier. Yesterday official news was released out of China that mass infections of childhood Pneumonia are rapidly spreading through the country, but some say it is likely due to the severe lockdowns endured by the Chinese, imposed by their Government, which has led to many children not mixing with each other and building up immunity to such diseases as they normally would.
The article from Nature, discussing the true likelihood of the outbreak, is here.
Rahu will bring plenty of surprises as he transits Sidereal Pisces for 18 months and is expected to leave the sign, approximately, on May 29th, 2025, going into Aquarius, with Ketu leaving Sidereal Virgo to enter Leo. When Rahu is in Pisces he is known to produce assassinations of prominent leaders, including Presidents, but let us hope that doesn't happen and we get the positives of Pisces which include great creativity, healing modalities, spirituality, and matters of the animal kingdom. Rahu will be in Pisces with Neptune, God of the sea and co-ruler of Pisces (with Jupiter), so issues with flooding, storms, and stories about the sea are inevitable.
However, I also hope there will be great innovations and protections for marine life and animals in general. Many gifted animal healers and psychics are likely to come to prominence at this time. The collective psychic intuition will likely increase with many more people having prophetic dreams, and the role of movies, photography, and music could take on new healing potential, including books that contribute to the development of human consciousness will also grow in popularity as more people explore alternatives to the narratives presented to them in mainstream media. Neptune is back where he was at the start of the Spiritualist movement (the Fox sisters, Madame Blavatsky, et al).
In closing: humanity is in the early stages of Dwapara Yuga (one of the states of human consciousness) which means not only that technology is rapidly increasing, but also that the age of magic is returning to humanity. The most important thing is for us to remember our innate gifts and powers as we regain our wits, collectively, and see through more and more of the illusions that have been created for us. You can see the video I created discussing the Yugas here.
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There will be many eye-popping events in 2024, not to mention the US elections happening in November next year, but let's not even go there yet.
I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas, if you celebrate it, and that you gain pleasure and pounds over the festive period. I think we all deserve a little indulgence and merriment after what has been a testing year for many. In a few weeks, 2023 will be over, and new energies will emerge. The bright lights of humanity are being called, and we can all contribute to that light and growth.
My 2024 Predictions Video is now ready to view:
Blessings to you and your loved ones.