Will December 2012 Be the End of the World, or the End of Another Tax Period?
With everyone getting more and more tightly wound up about 2012, I figured it was time to check in with the astrologer who was among the first to accurately predict that Y2K would be a non-event.
Famous for acerbically differing from mainstream thought on many issues (and being right), galactic astrologer Philip Sedgwick, creator/publisher of the e-newsletter The Galactic Times, uses far more than the traditional planets and points of Western astrology in his readings and predictions, including stars, galactic effects such as black holes, and dwarf planets. He also has led the way in defining the mythology and astrological function of the many dwarf planets which have come to the fore recently, such as Eris, Sedna and Makemake.
A recent edition of The Galactic Times and some e-mail exchanges provided me with plenty of food for thought about what might occur in 2012.
Sedgwick says that “the probability of a collective consciousness shift between now and December 2012 is thin at best. From where I sit, evidence is scarce, primarily because the collective appears to be stuck in a state of being unable to perceive its way out of a wet paper bag.
“People follow the news like sheep,” he states, “nodding and accepting unfounded facts. When it comes to the Mayan Calendar, instead of researching the topic, they jam every false pole shift/axial tilt/Planet X/comet horror factor out there on top of it.
“More than that,” he adds, “the fear-mongering around 2012 is extremely destructive, especially since it pinches off the realization that when we wake up on December 23, 2012, those who are expecting the end of the world, or passively awaiting mass ascension, will be stuck without a plan or template for evolutionary consciousness.”
Okay then, I ask, what about the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in June? Or the fact that it’s a 5 year numerologically, and the Year of the Dragon? All that adds up to some pretty powerful change energy, doesn’t it?
“The Galactic Alignment of 1999 did not produce the predicted shifts in collective consciousness,” Sedgwick disagrees. “So, given that little also happened evolutionarily, even during the awe-inspiring 2010 Cardinal Cross, and given that consciousness seems to be lagging behind the evolution curve for 2012, I’d be really surprised if any real shifts occurring in the coming year. Though it’s possible that we’ll want to reassess this in June 2012, with the Venus transit of the Sun, and, to a lesser extent, the Uranus-Pluto square.”
So, don’t you see any astrological support for us humans to evolve, or improve, or at least grow a bit, in the foreseeable future?
“I believe we need to set our sights a bit further ahead,” Sedgwick says, “for the beginning of the thousand years of peace, return of the benevolent aliens, second coming or the pay-per-view arm-wrestling match between Buddha and Shiva. (I’d pay to see that!)”
He predicts that a “sequence of traditionally unused transits between now and 2020 can do the trick, by building stepping stones and palatable shifts such that the patterns of 2020 click in and work.”
What Might Happen?
“Well, Pluto being with Saturn and Jupiter in Capricorn should give the Plutocracy [banks, corporations and governments] a serious scolding and time out. Maybe the appeal of markets and real estate will tank and be replaced by interest in economic investments that actually ensure the world will survive and its people flourish.
“The resetting of real relationships based upon communication and in person engagement will likely override the disengaging activities of social networking. It won’t go away, but with the squares to the Capricorn trio, maybe there will be a valid purpose for it all.
“If we’re lucky, maybe a massive reforestation of the Earth and honoring of all species will occur. The realization of the balance of nature, humans to animals, humans to planet, humans to Earth might catch on. Genetic engineering and tampering with food can approach sanity… there is an open square to Cancer in these patterns, thus the obvious space for nurturing considerations.”
And… “If we’re really lucky, maybe back-injury-aggravating speed bumps will become illegal.”
Sedgwick appeals to us: “How about we commence an active decompression of the fear and angst wrapped around 2012? Let’s set our sights a bit further down the road to relieve some pressure, tune into consciousness inspirations springing from the influences above – and fix this mess!”
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