NEWS BEFORE THE NEWS
Sunspots have a lot to do with weather trends. They also indicate during their cyclical rise and peak restlessness, anxiety, tension, increased accidents, storminess and cooler weather, conflicts, wars, pandemics (72% of the time), and mass human/animal migrations. Low sunspot periods correspond with less human energy and production, epidemic diseases (28% of the time), and generally more peaceful world affairs. Sunspots also generally reflect the lowest lows in stock market prices around minimum, and the highest high prices around maximum.
Sunspots declined in the latter half of the first decade of the 21st century. A low appeared in 2008. This correlated with a sharp stock market sell-off in October 2007 and the beginning of the Great Recession. The feared H1N1 flu did not become the next pandemic. And although widespread guerilla warfare continued in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the war in Iraq was winding down for America. The 2014 peak in sunspots has correlated with a record high stock market, the Ebola outbreak in Africa, long and unusually strong storms, widespread migration due to conflicts in the Middle East, Africa, and South America. The rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq exacerbated the expansion of Islamic terrorism worldwide. Iranian efforts to establish a nuclear program and build a bomb further fueled instability in the region. The U.S. led agreement backed by several EU nations and Russia presumably will delay Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The diminishing number of sunspots after 2014 lessens the chance of any near term military engagement with Iran. Based on sunspots alone, we might assume that Iran will wait until all limits on nuclear and missile developments expire. If the Iranian regime has told the truth and only wishes to develop nuclear energy, then they will not enhance weapon grade nuclear material after the agreement time limits. The next sunspot peak (in roughly 11 years) is therefore a very foretelling moment and potentially very dangerous as well.
The NOAA predicts the next sunspot low to be in 2019. Worldwide hostilities will decrease to this date as a period of relative peace is enjoyed. Productivity will likewise decline near the next low and the economy will suffer a major setback.
SUPER LOW SUNSPOTS
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association correctly estimated that sunspots would reach a high point in 2014. The NOAA expects the current Sunspot Cycle 24 to be relatively weak with only 90 average sunspots monthly. The NOAA projections appear to be correct as the 2014 crest is at significantly lower levels than the 1928 peak and close to the 1907 peak, both of which were extremely weak. It is doubtful, however, that we are entering a prolonged period of suppressed sunspots like the Maunder Minimum (the Little Ice Age) between 1645 and 1715, or the lesser deep freeze of the early 1800s centering around 1804 and 1816. During super low maximum periods solar energy is reduced (ultraviolet rays, solar wind, etc.) and weaker geomagnetic fields take place adding to bitterly cold seasons.
The Maunder Minimum and other super low sunspot periods can be explained astrologically. Over the past 4000 years super low maximums have correlated with nearly every conjunction and opposition aspect between Neptune and Pluto. This is likely due to the fact that the Neptune/Pluto orbital system is remarkably aligned with the solar equator. The equator of the Sun is a fundamental reference plane to which we could refer all planetary motion. Consecutive Neptune-Pluto conjunctions occur close to the same degree, which happens to be near the solar equator. The midpoint of the opposition between Neptune and Pluto likewise closely aligns with the solar equator. The last conjunction between Neptune and Pluto occurred January 29, 1892 at 880 01’ (280 Gemini 01’). The next square of 900 is August 11, 2063 at 850 23’ (250 Gemini 23’) another very cold time. The next opposition at 700 44’ (100 Gemini-Sagittarius 44’), and corresponding “little ice age,” takes place around April 22, 2139. [The inclination of the solar equator to the ecliptic is 70 15’ and the longitude of the ascending node to the ecliptic in 1950 was 750 04’ (150 Gemini).]
Sextile and trine aspects between Neptune and Pluto correlate with very high sunspot peak periods, whereas sunspot peak numbers decrease during the conjunction, square, and opposition. Sunspot minimums, on the other hand, appear to closely follow the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction, opposition, and certain trine and sextile cycles because their midpoint aligns with the solar equator. In fact, all the major solar periods are harmonic divisions of the Jupiter/Neptune cycle! There are literally 36 different planet combinations, and some of their midpoints, that resonate with solar cycles. Is it no wonder then that solar driven weather patterns that affect all life, being rhythmically thumped by planetary dynamics, is a primary reason why astrology works.
Although certain planetary cycles have corresponded with sunspot cycles in a remarkably close fashion, a few out-of-step periods appear in the record (when the correlations were not within a year). The last time this occurred was between 1770 and 1800. Interestingly, this was a time when the Neptune/Pluto midpoint was conjunct the solar equator, Neptune was trine Pluto, Pluto was opposite the solar equator, and Uranus was square Neptune! This unusual array of important solar indicators apparently threw-off the normal patterns by a few years. The normal pattern returned once the unusual aspects dispersed.
Neptune and Pluto form a sextile (60-degree) aspect in 2028. This signals another spike in sunspot numbers and not a ‘deep freeze’ of relatively low sunspot maximums. The Neptune/Pluto midpoint will also be near the south node of the solar equator within a few years of this. These alignments may temporarily disrupt the normal pattern of planet and sunspot performance. Nevertheless, biological agitation resulting in increased tension, violence, migrations, and accidents – plus huge geomagnetic storms capable of disrupting communication channels and the power grid – are forecast for the sunspot peaks around 2028.