The recent deaths of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have brought to the surface the “beast” that lies beneath America’s successful facade of wealth, power and control. Yes, we are successful but we use 75% of the world’s anti-depression medication. Since the late 90′s 25 states have recorded increases of more than 30% in the number of suicides. Increases ranged from 5.9% in Delaware to 57.6% in North Dakota. Death by firearm accounted for 48.5% of these cases (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Data from 27 states in 2015 showed that 54% of those who died from suicide weren’t diagnosed with a mental-health condition.
Ten years ago I began writing about the transformation of the United States and the big Pluto in Capricorn heavenly transit. I have often repeated that in order to understand the times and the behavior, look to the heavens. We don’t. Instead, we look to the stock market or we look to the jobs report. We were born as a nation under this transit, 240 years ago and we are back to revisit and experience what we created and how far we removed ourselves from the rails.
Numbers continue to fascinate me and one of the reasons is because they don’t lie and they continue to reveal. We take so many things for granted, especially in the areas of numbers. We have house numbers, phone numbers, birthday numbers, age numbers, numbers in our names, order numbers, weight numbers and grade numbers. They go on and on. Everything is numbered. We live in an order of geometry.
I said back in 2008 that we would begin a long 16 year cycle that would shake America to its core. It would disrupt various systems and we would feel like the country is coming apart. I also said this cycle would end in 2024. The most challenging of the years would be 2015 through 2019. Welcome to the most challenging years. Go back to 2015 and look at the last two years. What a time! What stomach churning events. It still goes on and we are about to enter a new phase of it this month when the planet of change, both slow and sudden, enters into the sign of Taurus and stays there for the next seven years until 2026.
Most of us just continue the journey of our lives growing through childhood, puberty, teenagers, young adults, older adults and finally old age. We do or don’t celebrate birthdays as we age but we keep having them as long as we stay above ground. I have often said a blueprint can be quite long, 120 years, but rarely do we reach these later years. We pretty much burn ourselves out by our 50′s and 60′s and then begin to deteriorate into our 70′s and 80′s leaving a bunch of years never lived. We haven’t a clue of the ongoing seven year Soul cycles that focus on specific growth in awareness and behavior as we travel through our lives.
Supposedly, or so I hear from the various reports, the economy is doing well, unemployment is record low, jobs are out there longing for applicants, wages are supposedly rising and there is peace in the kingdom (I made up the last one). Why then, does there seem to be so much uncertainty and anxiety in the general population. We should be sitting on top of the world looking at our rising savings accounts and having various job opportunities to pick and choose. Instead, there is chaos and uncertainty as shown by the stock markets’ gyration and the general population’s waiting for another shoe to drop.
With the most recent news concentrating heavily on Facebook and the social media world, I thought it time to look at the eye of the storm of it all, Mark Zuckerberg and his creation Facebook. He has an interesting chart. Currently, things having to do with social media and other areas of high tech will begin to slow down once Uranus moves into Taurus in May. The ending of Uranus in Aries where it has been for the last seven years indicates less emphasis on me, me, I, I and selfies etc. We will have time to look over our creation of social media and its ramifications in our lives. Currently, Mark Zuckerberg is in the hot seat. All social media will be looked at with privacy concerns. Let’s look at his blueprint to understand his life path, destiny and more.
Over the years many people have asked me about changing their birth names. Some of them just don’t like their names and others believe that they can change their destiny by changing their names. Married women take on their husband’s last name and others hyphenate their own last name to the husband’s last name. It can get very convoluted as people try to figure out what is the best direction to go to help themselves overcome either their bad luck or a need to take on a fresh identity. It is quite common to have people tell me they have spoken to some psychic or other numerologist who told them that all they have to do is add or subtract a letter to their name and voila, things will begin to improve in their lives. If only it were that easy.
Trends come and go and sometimes we don’t even recognize that they are leaving us. Other times we don’t recognize that they have arrived. Such is the case with a big transit that is about to descend into our lives in May. Astrologers would tell you it is the big “Uranus in Taurus” transit. I will tell you that things are about to really get serious and will change our lives for the next 7 years. That’s how long a Uranus transit lasts.
I used to compare the United States to a teenager. It doesn’t have much patience, is not always able to see the long view, can be loud and obnoxious, and is trying to create its own identity in a world that has established its own order. It’s not easy being a teenager. America also has a 5 life path which seeks and craves change and progress. Teenagers don’t like to go backwards. They are forward-thinking people for better or for worse. The latest school shooting in Florida has brought out this group of citizens and they don’t have the patience to wait any longer for gun control in America. They are a force in the United States and they cannot be underestimated. They are not going away and their group has caught fire. The NRA and the political figures who are sponsored by the NRA should be uncomfortable. Teenagers won’t be ignored. Teenagers grow up and vote and are experts with social media.