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"Assume that, for whatever reason, all the information in the computers of the banks of the world were suddenly eradicated. This would mean that all accounts and holdings of money, stock, options, etc., would disappear. Although many individuals would regard this as a catastrophe, we may ask if anything of value would be lost. Obviously not! All natural resources, buildings, machines, human knowledge, goods, etc., that existed before, would remain untouched by such a hypothetical synchronistic head crash in all the world's bank computers. In terms of real values, nothing would be lost and the world could easily pick up the day after (leaving aside the emotional effects this occurrence would have on many)." (6)

The author of the above quote, Carl Johan Calleman, is a biomedical scientist with a Ph. D. from the University of Stockholm, who has dedicated himself to studying Mayan astrology and finding correlations between it and economic history. And he has concluded this:

The correlation between (economic and Mayan cycles) is so strong that most economists could only dream of attaining a similar concordance to support their theories. What is more, it is based on very simple facts that anyone with a basic economic education can verify.

Another indication that modern, computerized astrology and modern, computerized economics are complementary is a book put out by the International Society of Business Astrologers, founded in the 1990s by Karen Boesen of Copenhagen. Ms. Boesen brought together astrologers specializing in finance, business and economics from around the world.

Bill Meridian, author of Planetary Economic Forecasting, writes in his introduction to Business Astrology:

Now, through books such as this, individuals who have become interested in the subject can benefit from the experience of the people who have been building the practice from the ground up.

The ancients read the cycles of the visible planets only. Telescopes, modern astronomy and computers now make it possible to read cycles within cycles within cycles and the various angles involved, and to correlate these with past history, in order to scry the future. By finding which planetary patterns and cycles were extant when past economic or social upheavals occurred, we have what is needed to make far more accurate predictions.

In past centuries, a small minority studied astrology, mainly because it took so many years of concentrated effort to master this complex subject. Today's astrologers are equipped with computers and astronomical accuracy, yet it's still a vast and complex area of knowledge, so niches of expertise have arisen.

Now, there are astrologers who specialize in doing personal readings, others whose area of expertise is geopolitics, others who do only compatibility charts. Some focus on "reading the transits" only, or researching weather patterns, electromagnetic and solar flare correlations with heliocentric planetary angles. Astrologers who specialize in the stock market work for some of the most open-minded clients alive.

I came to economic astrology because I believe economics is the core of culture. How any society—past or present—goes about the business of providing food, clothing, shelter and the amenities for itself is what makes other endeavors possible: the arts and sciences, medicine, military defense and conquests.

As the world's leading scientists have been telling us for the past decade, our present economic model is unsustainable. The present belief is that efficiency is to be measured in profits, denominated in dollars and other currencies. This model, by ignoring the losses sustained by exploited environments and people, is leading us toward a future that could make the Dark Ages seem pleasant by comparison. But economists have no way, at present, to measure benefits or damages suffered by societies and environments. "Economists refuse to face these problems because to do so they must admit that their pet economic models are deeply flawed..." (7)

For centuries we have exploited each other and the Earth for money. But money is a means of exchanging things of wealth, not wealth itself. Within the next 15 years, we must change the way we create and distribute wealth, according to the world's leading scientists, or face extinction. (8)

Is this what the ancient Mayan astrologers were referring to when they cited the lunation of 2012 as "the end of the world?" They weren't saying the Earth will end. I think they were saying that either our habitual way of dealing with our planet and each other will radically change, or our sojourn as a species on planet Earth will end.

Eyewitnesses among early explorers of the Americas repeatedly mention the "Garden of Eden" to describe the abundance of the Indians. The prevailing economic model in the Americas then was that Mother Earth is the source of all wealth, that harmony with Mother Earth perpetuates economic abundance.

What the Mayan prediction for 2012 is saying, I think, is that we must restore this paradigm as our economic model, or face extinction. This is the same thing the world's leading scientists are saying today, although in modern scientific terminology.

To change the present economic model, however, a radical change must occur in each of us. For centuries, we have based personal prestige on material wealth, and/or money. We've now come to the end of that game and must find another basis for personal prestige. We are, after all, primates and all primates establish pecking orders.

Scofield highlights this when he says:

Scientists are hominids, and, like other primates, they form pecking orders. Pecking orders work by exclusion. Some scientists, like many religious leaders of our culture, think they have a monopoly on truth. Truth is, their social pyramid and its official ideology are a real obstacle in the way of human spiritual progress.

Scientific knowledge and money have in common that they're both means, not ends in themselves.

Astrology reminds us that truth depends on one's perspective: when it's summer south of the equator, it's winter north of the equator. We can view the planets from a geocentric or heliocentric perspective. In the not-too-distant future, we may be able to view our Solar System from somewhere deep in the Milky Way.

But will it ever be possible for we pecking-order-making hominids to become economically inclusive enough to end the suicidal exploitation of the Earth and each other? I think that's the question being introduced to human consciousness by the planetary cycles and alignments forming now, climaxing with the lunation of 2012, and lasting through the 2000-teens.

Endnotes:

6. See Carl Johan Calleman's analysis of the Maya long cycle. Essentially, the Maya calculated that at the crack of dawn on the winter solstice 2012, our Sun will be conjunct a dark rift in the Milky Way, symbolized as the Mother of the Universe's vagina, from whence will be born, or reborn, the Lord of our World. Some believe this god corresponds to the pantheistic Sun god or Christian Christ, god of enlightenment.

7. Imminent Peril, Part I, by Dale Allen Pfeiffer, From the Wilderness, Contributing Editor for Energy, August 20, 2003.
8. Population Growth, Resource Management and a Sustainable World: Joint Statement of the Royal Society of London and the US National Academy of Sciences, 1992.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Robert Gover's book Time and Money: the Economy and the Planets came out in late May, 2005. Euromoney Magazine reviewed it in late 2005. Robert has partnered with a fund manager in Florida, Mike Mansfield, to do a financial newsletter. Robert was the featured speaker at a conference of investors from around the world in Denver on September 24, 2005, He has a BA in economics and has studied astrology since 1965. By the mid-1970s, he had become interested in stock market astrology, and by the mid-1980s, with the advent of astrological software, his interest had expanded to the whole economy. Time and Money may be purchased from www.hopepubs.com, or amazon, B&N and other online vendors, as well as book stores. Robert is a memmber of the International Society of Astrological Research, the International Society of Business Astrologers, and the American Federation of Astrologers. He is also a novelist, and the latest edition of his most famous book One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding can be purchased at most online bookstores. His other novels may be obtained from used or rare book dealers. He has written one other nonfiction book: Voodoo Contra, about the conradictory meanings of that ominous word.

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Other StarIQ articles by Robert Gover:

  • Pluto and the Fed   12/7/2007
  • The Real Estate Cycle   5/14/2007
  • Saturn-Neptune and the U.S. Monetary System   6/9/2006
  • Global Corporations & Territorial Imperative   3/24/2006
  • Neptune and the New Fed Chairman   2/24/2006
  • Saturn-Neptune Avian Flu   1/16/2006
  • Saturn & Neptune: Money and Oil   11/4/2005
  • Money: Dollar & Yuan   7/29/2005
  • Wal-Mart's Dilemma   5/20/2005
  • Social Security and Murphy's Law   1/28/2005
  • Mercury, Pluto and the Vote Count   11/12/2004
  • Vietnam, Iraq, Saturn & Pluto   10/8/2004
  • Planetary Aspects & Belief   7/16/2004
  • Zhu Di to G. Bush   5/28/2004
  • The 72-Year Cycle   4/16/2004
  • Class War   1/9/2004
  • Economists and Astrology, Part 4   9/29/2003
  • Economists and Astrology, Part 3   9/22/2003
  • Economists and Astrology, Part 2   9/9/2003
  • Economists and Astrology, Part 1   9/8/2003
  • Mayan Time and Money   6/26/2003
  • Dollar, Euro and War   4/24/2003
  • Stock Market Alert   12/12/2002
  • War Fever   10/3/2002
  • Long-Range Economic Forecast   8/29/2002
  • Pep Rallies & Scouting Reports   8/15/2002
  • The Virtuous Circle   8/2/2000
  • Neptune, Pluto and Boundaries   5/24/2000
  • Volatile Stock Markets and Pluto   4/19/2000
  • Neptune and Inflation   3/29/2000
  • Financial Panics Past and Future   3/8/2000
  • The Bubble and Gap of the 1990s   3/1/2000
  • Saturn and Great Depressions Part 2   2/2/2000
  • Saturn and Great Depressions Part 1   1/12/2000

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