A net article recently caused me to recall something long forgotten, namely that St Patrick and also St Columba are supposed to have forecast the flooding of Ireland before “the last day”. To the extent that geographically Ireland is something of a bowl with its interior bog lands near or below sea level I suppose a great ocean flood was never impossible. (The above picture derives from records of the rather ghastly floods of 2015) . But a wipe out? Does this mark just fantasy or spurious prophecy?
For little more than idle amusement I switched on the 1949 foundation chart for modern Ireland to see if there was anything remotely suggestive of such a fate. I was surprised by what I found using especially the new evidence of name, place and concept asteroids which are found to be unusually descriptive and effective. Might the ancient prophecy be encoded there? In this instance you don’t even need to be an astrologer to appreciate what I saw and form your opinion.
A nation’s destiny and reputation is linked to its tenth house. In Ireland’s tenth sector sits Neptune, planetary symbol of any floods. This Neptune is then conjuncted by the asteroid Fini (French for finite and finished) and Fini is meaningful. It was for example definitely involved in the sudden unexpected retirement of Pope Benedict.
I then observe Neptune and Fini exist in tense axis opposition to the asteroid Flood. This in turn is in exact degree aspect to Oceana (ocean flood?). Perhaps more significantly Flood is closely conjunct asteroid Atropos. Though astrologers don’t often speak of it, it’s generally accepted nowadays that Atropos is much involved in highly fated events and death patterns. And then the Flood/Atropos combo is in exact so-called stress square to the drowning asteroid, Ophelia, itself in a water sign (Cancer) in Eire’s death house. [ When Hurricane Ophelia hit Ireland in Oct 2017 potentially deadly, destructive Pluto was at 16 Capricorn i.e dangerously opposite natal Ophelia at 15 Cancer ]
The fourth sector in which Flood/Atropos are placed represents the nation’s land and territory. Also its weather conditions and any places of ending like graves. The cusp of this house is exactly conjuncted by Patrice. There is no Patrick or St Patrick asteroid but Patrice is French for Patrick. So might this encode Patrick speaking for the nation’s endings?
WHAT WAS THE SAINT THINKING AND WHAT SHOULD WE?
If Patrick ever made the forecast attributed to him, we may well ask what he meant about an event seven years before “the last day” and with a disaster deemed a favour. It looks like his scribes or those who remembered him had insufficient knowledge of “the last things”.
It looks as though Patrick believed Ireland would disappear before the so-called Tribulation or Revelation’s seven year rule of the Antichrist which itself is not, strictly speaking, followed by “the end of the world”. It would simply be the end of the era. Christ’s advent destroys the rule of the Antichrist and inaugurates a millennial rule through Israel. It signals neither the end of the world nor the Last Judgement, only the end of the world as people at the time would know it and a judgement of nations only – if such occurred within our times plainly it would correspond astrologically to the end of the age of Pisces which Christ’s birth introduced.
St Patrick evidently thought if Ireland drowned (and tsunamis would involve almost instant death as flood walls hit) that this was a deliverance of sorts from the pains of the Tribulation period with its temptations to take the damning “Mark of the Beast”. The fact that the mentioned Patrice makes exact tension square to Achristou, an asteroid I’ve long found associated with Satanism and Antichrist themes, could just encode such a train of thought.
NOT TO FORECAST BUT…
No astrologer in their right mind would or should forecast such extreme events as the Patrick prophecy envisages. The most they might affirm is that various time periods exist that held potential for heightened danger.
However….for those who crave a frisson and would wish to relate the whole idea to our times, one could state this much. The late Catholic Seeress, Jeane Dixon, celebrated especially for forecasting JFK’s death, claimed to have had vision of the birth of the Antichrist – she even maintained the entire purpose of her life and gifts was to receive especially that vision. Undeniably the birth pattern for the time was both unusual and suggestive.
If Dixon wasn’t deluded and the person of her visions happens to exist, then I would be confident he must greatly advance and almost certainly appear before the world in late 2017 or early 2018. If not then probably never, since there would be lesser opportunity before he was too old to make sufficient, persuasive impact [ As of Feb 2018 and In light of factors stated in my December 2017 article, “Peace and Security and the Antichrist Maybe” https://wp.me/p2v96G-ZR I could still allow appearance later into 2018]. But the same kind of eclipses and transits that favour Dixon’s false prophet – one of them hits on Ireland’s Saturn – bespeak at least some difficulty for Ireland. Difficulty and stress, certainly, but that’s not the same as saying certain wipe out! [With hindsight from early Feb 2108, the stress I’d seen for Ireland bears some connection to hurricane Ophelia hitting in Oct 2017 at the time of the transit mentioned above]
I am thus not prepared to forecast that 2017/2018 marks any final rendez-vous with destiny for Ireland. Having said that, I retain the suspicion that the Patrick forecast could actually be encoded for Ireland and manifest some day……… [I would also note as of Feb 2018 that an eclipse hits very closely opposite Ireland’s plainly sensitive Ophelia – from 15.25 Cap to Ophelia’s 15.34 Cancer – on Jan 6th 2019. This is at the same time as Eire’s chart is seriously afflicted by transit to set up a difficult picture. Again, while this doesn’t have to be fatal and the eclipse path doesn’t cross Ireland which would make for a more ominous symbolism, it could still be serious time-wise in light of considerations in the mentioned “Peace and Security” article.
[ This article was proposed to a couple of leading Irish papers in May/June 2016 when I was visiting Ireland. Both refused. I believe this belongs to the rabid, dismissive secularism of the new Irish elite which has no time for even just mysteries ; also a kind of parochialism which no longer considers the Irish diaspora has any use or meaning and can be safely ignored ]