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THE YEAR 2016-2017

Interpreting the Diurnal-Planet-for-a-Year progression to the Declaration of Independence chart gives an overview of the year for the United States. This amazing progression method is fully explained in my book Your Cosmic Oracle.

July 2015 July 2016 is a Moon year. Domestic policies are likely to trump international issues. President Obama’s foreign policy will drift without any real focus. The U.S. will be more a coalition follower than a coalition leader. Indecision and vacillation on important issues will be the hallmark of this year. The White House will act passively, only exerting boldness after an ally has done so. But the U.S. has been drawn into wars during past Moon years: World War I declaration, 1961 first troops to Vietnam, and the 1862 escalation of the Civil War. The war against ISIS and other Islamic terrorist groups will intensity after the U.S. homeland is attacked. A significant truce, treaty, or agreement will take place with another nation (Iran perhaps). An important Supreme Court ruling regarding the 1970 Affirmative Action law is also likely. The American people (Moon) are likely to demand action (Mars) from their elected representatives and hold the President accountable for his questionable actions.

July 2016 July 2017 is a Pluto year. Important and extreme transitions will take place domestically and in the world stage. The 2016 presidential election surely qualifies as a plutonian extreme bizarre and contradictory in every way. It will be a pivotal and historic election.

The hosts of Republican candidates, many of whom are politically savvy and knowledgeable in national and international affairs, have been stymied by an eccentric business billionaire. Whether or not Donald Trump will continue to hold a lead in the polls as the campaign unfolds is only partly addressed by the U.S. Pluto year. (A thorough analysis of the party nominees will appear after the primary races.) Pluto indicates reversals. Notice how the American public has turned against establishment candidates by backing the likes of Trump and Ted Cruz (a Tea Party leader that gives chills to the Republican hierarchy).

The election could be extreme and transitional if either a republican or a democrat becomes president. Hillary Clinton could be the first female president and the first wife of a former president. A third term for the incumbent party is also novel. The transitional element of Pluto can be seen in a continuation and probable extension of the progressive line of thought in America if Clinton or Sanders becomes president. Rubio and Cruz, on the other hand, represent a new generation of leadership opposite the liberal format another significant transition. So either way the election goes it will prove to be pivotal.

Pluto points to extreme change and reversal. Part of this involves the media, decision-making, and the mindset of the American people. Mercury and Pluto are in opposition in the U.S. chart implying a conflict in ideas will continue to divide the nation. Corruption will be exposed that goes to the top of leadership. The government will change course regarding many major decisions that have been made. Cruz and Rubio, for instance, both vow to reverse President Obama’s executive orders. They further promise to repeal Obamacare, the Iran nuclear agreement, and other questionable legal actions taken by the president.

The Mercury/Pluto opposition, besides giving us insights into probable events, also points to what Americans need to do. We need to wake-up and realize the conflict of interests that have been guiding our nation. Our nation was established on clear principles of freedom and individual initiative. But since the rapid rise in temperature since the 1960s a steady drift toward socialism has gripped the nation. Ronald Reagan and several other prominent leaders have tried to redirect the national mindset back to the original intent and purpose embodied in the Constitution. Unfortunately, both parties have allowed massive debts to climb, government agencies to grow, and the welfare state to become a citizen entitlement like life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The 2016 election is critical. Either the conservative principles upon which America was founded will be restored or the current path of progressive-liberalism will intensify toward EU style socialism. The choice (Mercury) is ours. The stakes are high. The Pluto year indicates no middle ground complete and sheer transition (acceptance) of a basic set of ideas (Mercury) is going to take place. The nation may yet swing one way or another in the years to come but this year is particularly historic. I have written elsewhere about the unique cosmic cycles taking place at this time, like the winter solstice alignment with the galactic equator 1980-2016 [see article The New Age]. Climate change, the rise of totalitarian states (Russia, China, and Iran), the cancerous spread of ISIS and other terrorist groups, the food-water-energy demands of a rapidly rising world population, pollution and natural resource degradation are all threatening issues in critical focus. The American economy is not as strong as it appears we are more than 17 trillion dollars in debt.

This election will partly seal the fate of the nation for the foreseeable future. It is a choice that we, still mostly free Americans, must make in this election cycle. The candidates could not be more extreme and diverse in both parties! Who will we collectively choose to lead us? What complete, total, and compulsive (Pluto) direction will we decide is best for the nation?

The American people need to continue to turn against mainstream political thought and demand through the ballot box an extreme change in how life in the USA is conducted.

The Pluto year will bring historic new degrees of knowledge and insights in nano-technology, genetics, astrophysics, and other cutting edge technologies. Major scientific breakthroughs will take place especially in cancer research. Robots will become more available as new technological developments elevate the machines to more humanlike performance. Transformative events, revelations of corruption and decay, will also involve the news media, primary education, retail business, and the transportation industry. A nuclear issue will develop with Iran that causes much debate and conflict within our country. This could be cheating on the agreement, advancing their long-range missile program, or increasing regional tension and the promotion of terrorism.

The military will be called upon to step-up attacks on ISIS. This will probably be due to increased threats from the militants as well as larger scale attacks on U.S. business interests and communication networks. A computer counter-terrorist plan will be established to combat ISIS Internet recruitment. Mass killings by ISIS supporters will take place in the U.S. involving centers of commerce or schools.

Infrastructure repairs will finally get moving after one or more transportation accidents draws attention to the deteriorating condition of many rail, highway, and telecommunications networks. A new adventure “venture” will take place in space travel.

Unnecessary rules and government regulations and inefficiencies are likely to be eliminated during a push to better organize an inept administration. Down-sizing or reversing some government policies points to a probable Republican victory on Election Day. Revealing corruption reminds one of the Hillary cover-ups and illegal handling of classified material on her private Internet server. Or will the corruption be she gets away breaking the law because Obama stops Justice Department proceedings if the FBI recommends prosecution? Corruption and manipulation of the media (the messages reaching the American people) will take place on a massive scale. New software will enter the market allowing easy and widespread spying on civilians.

Looking back to previous Pluto years gives an idea as to how this long cycle will unfold in the period July 2016 July 2017. A major cyber attack in 2007 breached the military command. Cyber crime and attacks will surely be big news in the year ahead. The Cuban missile crisis and the Bay of Pigs took place during a Pluto year. Iran, North Korea, and Russia come to mind in 2016-2017. Government corruption was revealed in 1971 with the Nixon plumbers incident. Hillary Clinton’s illegal misuse of private emails during her time as Secretary of State and her propensity to cover-up and lie may also be a factor here. Much further back was Lincoln’s extraordinary (Pluto) Emancipation Proclamation of 1863. Resolving the millions of illegal immigrants that live and work in America will likely happen during this Pluto cycle.

The 239th Harmonic Chart

Another method detailing the significant trends of the year (July 2015 July 2016) is called the Harmonic Chart. This chart shows a populist movement of importance, referring perhaps to the widely popular idea of electing only non-establishment candidates. A radical, new, and different type of politician will be elected president. The general populous is passionate about electing government officials that are responsive to the needs of the nation. This shall be easily done and constitute a revitalization of America. Food and fresh water related issues will be fixed (lead pollution in Flint, MI for instance) and major restoration of lakes, rivers, streams, and springs will take place. A new genetically altered grain will greatly improve crop yields.

The 239th Harmonic of the U.S. chart clearly points to a transformative, extreme, and dangerous year. Weather will be a major issue throughout the year with frequent unusual and violent storms popping up. The good news is that the country will adapt to the weather extremes and damage will be quickly repaired. General commerce and the net assets of the U.S. will have a good year. ISIS and terrorism remain serious threats to America but optimism runs high this year in their eventual defeat.

The 240th Harmonic July 2016 July 2017

This chart will be interpreted more in depth in the 2017 forecast. A few highlights are worth mentioning here however. The new president will guide the nation in a conservative and careful way but there will be major conflict over a legal commitment or obligation. The president will either act with deliberation, staying within the confines of the Constitution and the will of the American people, or they will face limitations of power.

Terrorism strikes the nation in a big way with an attack on the power grid. Cyber crime affecting the financial system is also very likely. A dirty bomb or some form of pollution and contamination poise a serious problem in this chart.

Disruption in oil supplies leads to higher fuel prices. Great financial uncertainty prevails during much of the year.