The subject may be strange, but it’s no longer reasonable to dismiss outright all speculation on apocalyptic scenarios. Someone recently did so to me on the basis that “apocalyptic millenarianism” and talk of end times has been doing the rounds for centuries. Yes, but it has never been able to do so with anything approaching the striking convergence of relevant factors currently in play, up to and including even the increase in quakes and volcanoes and now the potential mysteries of Israel’s seventieth year.
As only one recent example, Turkey’s president Erdogan who is drawing ever closer into alliance with Russia and Iran and who threatens a war of Crescent with Cross, convened a conference last month (May) of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation). He called on members to take back Jerusalem for the Arabs. The call embraced the Muslim world from Iran (biblical Persia) and Libya to North Sudan, but notably some Arab nations from the Gulf states were absent and apparently not on board with the policy – today they are closer to being allies of Israel against especially the threat of Iran.
This situation appears to correspond with remarkable exactitude to alliances envisaged for “the latter days” by the prophet Ezekiel in especially Ezek 38. In it there is an alliance against Israel of the (now Muslim) regions of Gog and Magog (Turkey), Persia (Iran), Put (Libya) and Ethiopia (North Sudan) and then Rosh to Israel’s far north (Russia) while Sheba and Dedan – Dedan corresponds to the Saudi/Gulf region – stand apart from what takes place . They ask if those involved are seeking spoils – which if modern relevance can be assumed could actually finish the case, since Russia and Turkey are now low on gas and oil and Israel is discovering these in its north and off its coastline.
THE JERUSALEM ISSUE
There is apocalyptic potential in just President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital….or rather the now astonishing levels of international resistance to it. Beyond inevitable Muslim opposition the reaction represents a new, eminently post, non, or anti Christian response since biblically there can be little question about Israel’s well-attested, very ancient claims as regards the city and biblical statements to the effect Jerusalem is where YHWH puts his Name (1 Kings 11:36). America and Trump have not resigned from the UN’s Council for Human RIghts for nothing. It really has become a mouthpiece for too many notoriously unjust regimes which hypocritically pursue Israel relentlessly for the slightest alleged errors. And it is now almost embarrassing when “Christian” nations and even the Pope (who has been so improbably friendly with Erdogan) question or ignore that. Yet that such is the situation is nevertheless again redolent of claims for “the latter days’ from prophets Joel and Zechariah that Jerusalem will become a point of contention and obsession, even a cup of staggering for the nations who will be against it. If most Christians don’t acknowledge this blatantly clear point, it is either because prophetic elements of the bible don’t cross their horizon, or they don’t wish to be “political” and take sides.
But stirrer Trump is keen not only to establish Jerusalem as Israel’s natural, eternal capital but to link this to “the deal of the century”, an all-embracing peace treaty for the Middle East. It would indeed be remarkable to achieve that goal, but what would likely follow on its heels would be still more remarkably prophetic….
Israelis are increasingly disposed to regard Trump as a (sort of) “messianic” figure like King Cyrus of Persia whose policies undid Israel’s Babylonian exile and permitted the building of the second temple. There’s little question it is now hoped and expected that the building of a third temple will soon become possible as a result of the peace treaty. (There are even debates whether the station of a new rail line due to pass near the Temple Mount area should be called Trump Station!). And a new temple would indeed have apocalyptic relevance. Rabbis have even been suggesting Israel’s now disturbed, unusual weather patterns are themselves a signal to messianic imminence. One prominent rabbi has declared PM Netanyahu will be handing the sceptre to the Messiah soon. Expectation is helped by an understanding that prophecy is not just linear but cyclical (“what has been, will be” as Ecclesiastes puts it) and thus since Jeremiah correctly forecast that divine favour would return to Israel “after seventy years”, the principle applies. For modern Israel and its returned exiles, seventy years ran out on May 14th so anything is possible from now on, they believe, and 2018 could prove specially eventful and blessed.
Whether you like or loathe, approve or disapprove him, it’s not mere fantasy to regard Trump as a man of destiny. At his birth the asteroid Cyrus conjuncted the messianic planet Jupiter (the Bethlehem Star) and directly, fortunately trined a tenth house (career/destiny/ reputation) Tempel (sic) asteroid, itself conjunct Uranus (the originality and difference planet). Asteroid Jerusalem looks rather less significant for him until one realizes that its 2 Scorpio position places it for him in dynamic, tension-creating opposition to modern Israel’s natal conjunction of precisely Cyrus with Jerusalem. If it weren’t true all this would seem between improbable and impossible, certainly impossible to make up. But then too, what is happening arguably belongs to the end of the era.
AN ERA’S END
Many would protest we are not in any “latter days” such as Ezekiel associates with the Gog/Magog war. But quite objectively we are at the end of one definition of an age, the Piscean. We are so even if Christians don’t care to acknowledge this and how it’s the same era whose inauguration was close to Christ’s birth. The relevant symbolism undeniably fits and joins beliefs in end of era crises. The ruler of Pisces, Neptune, rules disappearances while the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, rules shocks and revolutions. Claims that the believing prepared will disappear (at the so-called Rapture, the hidden return of Christ) and that some years later the world will be shocked at the open manifestation of Christ in Jerusalem, could be said to agree with a Neptune/Uranus end and beginning of eras with the Aquarian era then identical with the biblical Millennium.
PEACE and SECURITY
It was perhaps coincidental but potentially significant, that President Trump’s Dec 6th speech on the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, included the phrase “peace and security”. Such of course belongs with the new policy’s aim. Trump aspires to changing the whole fraught picture for that region. He may well succeed. He has already troubled the waters in such a way that the result may now be a degree of confusion seeking new solutions or possibly even outright conflict (Iran is already vowing to destroy Israel on account of the Jerusalem claim) following which a new peace deal would be needed to resolve things more rapidly and radically than anything previously. Many American Christians assume their nation, long Israel’s chief ally, will be much involved in achieving the elusive peace and that Trump is now the vehicle for this.
Where fate is concerned, once again there’s an ignored, purely celestial reason supporting America’s belief. It is visible in the way that nation’s founding Venus (the peace factor in any chart), at 3 Cancer conjuncts Israel’s founding Venus at 4 Cancer giving real connection and affinities. Moreover America’s Venus conjuncts its own Jupiter at 5 Cancer. This reflects intrinsic optimism, good fortune, not to say strong religious feeling attending such a venture.
However, reverting to the “peace and security” ideal which is already a mantra among world leaders and bodies, this is increasingly cited by prophecy buffs as signalling the end times and a harbinger of the imminence of the so-called Rapture. This is said to occurs at a time when ‘sudden destruction” surprises “peace and security”. Undeniably the phrase is used by St Paul in Thessalonians (1 Thess 5:3), one of the places in which he refers to the global situation around the time of the sounding of “the Last Trump” (which almost sounds like a pun on the POTUS’ name!). If Trump now pulls off the hat trick of a measure of peace in the Far East with a peace treaty in the Middle East, people will be talking about peace and security.
NOW IN THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS: A DISAPPEARANCE
I won’t try to summarize with all its variations Christian end times teaching. Sufficient to say that among those who pursue this line (many Christians discount it), there is a sufficiently large consensus that the Rapture, Transformation or Disappearance of the believing prepared occurs just before or after, but anyway around the time of, an historic peace accord for Israel that an Antichrist or false Messiah figure will subsequently confirm. There is also a broad consensus that the disappearance (itself now almost something in the collective unconscious in everything from New Age anticipation of ‘The Event” to the mega popular Avengers 111 film with its mass disappearance engineered by an evil rather than a good God), cannot and will not occur unless the Rapture has occurred first. This was the scenario seen way back in 1980 in the alleged vision of the Tribulation period by Ken Peters, who to his visionary credit did see things relating to computers, flat screen TVs and army vehicles that were not relevant or even present back then but are now.
One reason to give the crisis and deliverance expectation some benefit of the doubt is because this time around anticipation rather neatly corresponds to something which those calling themselves “watchmen on the wall” wouldn’t wish to consider. It is nonetheless ironically one of the strangest and perhaps strongest cases for their expectation which will now either soon be proved true in 2018 or can be safely put to rest for good.
In 1962 the late Catholic seeress, Jeane Dixon (most apocalyptic interest tends to be Protestant) claimed to have received the most important vision of her life, the point of whatever gifts she had, namely of the birth of ”The Child from the East”. Dixon was however alone in insisting this figure was the biblical Antichrist when elsewhere in the world many were declaring the unique celestial signs of that time (5.2.1962) augured if not the end of the world, the birth of someone very special, likely a world teacher or avatar.
AN ANTI MESSIAH
For the reported birth Dixon supplied an exact time but no exact place, only “in the Middle East”, This was odd because having been taught astrology by a Jesuit priest, Dixon would know that astrological birth data, distinctly relevant in this instance, require a place. Most likely, as one non-Catholic prophet years later independently had it, again from alleged vision, the birth was in Syria. (If so, that would suitably make the person like the original Antichrist ante-type, the Syrian, Antiochus Epiphanes, defiler of the Jewish temple in 167 BC). It is in any case a fact that until recent times, descendants of the Davidic line, with which possibly the False Messiah would wish to identify, have lived around Damascus. Dixon subsequently reported her “Child” was early taken to and spent time in Egypt as though in imitation of the infant Jesus, then later was brought by his parents to Italy settling in Rome where he would be influencing especially leaders in religion.
Even without the exact pattern supplied by a place of nativity, there are things that distinguish the birth pattern in a way that sends out warning signals for prophecy and which are far more persuasive than anything attributed to the likes of Obama which America-centric obsessions have somehow managed to make out is the Bible’s own dark figure. (It is of course possible Obama and others could facilitate such a person’s advance – Dixon saw the US as her Child’s chief promoter when finally he would appear and increasingly subject to an undermining deep state – but if so that’s another matter).
Dixon’s “Child”, showed all the inner or so-called personal planets from moon to Saturn exceptionally gathered in Aquarius, sign of the human, while the outer spiritual, trinitarian planets, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto were not in the sign. Neptune (often today called the Christ planet) was however negatively placed relative to the identity-giving sun but conjunct asteroid Lie . Altogether this could indicate the wholly human wisdom of 666 that never reaches the sacred and completion number 7 and perhaps too the premature appearance of a seemingly futuristic wisdom since the age of Aquarius must soon dawn.
Suggestive too was the way that the “ruler” of the Aquarian sun, Uranus, was highlighted and primed for fame by its powerful conjunction with the fame and influence-favouring fixed star of kings, Regulus, in royal Leo. Regulus also conjuncted an asteroid Achristou which over the years I have found to function as an Antichrist symbol, prominent for those like Aleister Crowley into the dark side.
Other technicalities feature such as a negative relation to the pattern for Jesus. I have long claimed to possess this (it continues to work and register for Christ events to this day) and it should be common knowledge to Christians but if this isn’t that it is much due to a Christian demonizing of astrology as so much forbidden “divination” and devilish occultism as opposed to the study of cycles and symbols that the rabbis would see it as being. (See Testament of the Magi https://goo.gl/x8KASy and explanatory blog The Magi at Era’s End https://wp.me/p2v96G-ip
TIME FRAME FOR APPEARANCE AND A TIME OF CRISIS
It is because they fail to study or understand astrology traditional or modern but promote instead an often wide-of-the-mark “Christian astronomy” the ancient Magi would never have recognized, that there have been so many false calls and errors directed recently upon events. Amyway…..Eclipse effect lasts six months (Lunar) to a year (Solar). And one of the signs of last August’s variously significant solar and lunar eclipses was precisely their relevance unnoticed or unstressed to the birth chart of Dixon’s Child.
Though it’s not only eclipses I would consider in this case, last August’s solar eclipse with its relevance to the US and Israel and upon which many placed much emphasis for various reasons nevertheless functioned in a way that promised something major, possibly even “now or never” in the life of the promised one. If Dixon’s person existed, I felt he needed to appear as despite some previously helpful and suggestive patterns there had never been quite such a strong a call towards power and influence and obviously too he would not be getting younger.
I said things to this effect in a youtube, Signs Rumours and Forecasts of Apocalypse, ignoring an important timing point of which presently, and also conceding something to those speculations that insist any return of Christ should be associated with a Jewish feast – the northern autumn’s Feast of Trumpets and the Spring/Summer Pentecost feast make undeniably plausible claims, including that their precise exact timing in any year carry some dating uncertainties. Biblical declarations about “not knowing the day nor the hour” might be covered by idioms and customs long insufficiently recognized and understood by gentile Christians.
THE LIMITS OF PLAUSIBILITY
However, I have never been completely convinced about the feasts as necessarily marking the historically one-off, unprecedented, surprise event of anything like a Rapture and/or Anti Messiah’s advent.
As regards those who argue annually for a Pentecost season rapture, strong though their claims are at the symbolic level (including that this is the most gentile embracing festival and St Paul speaks not just of a last trump but “the Trumpet of God” at Rapture, an expression only ever once used for the first Pentecost when Moses received the Law), the fact remains that in 2018, and in many years, Pentecost will never turn up the necessary celestial signs. These work with a hierarchy of significance. Neptune, the Christ planet, only goes into its apparent retrograde (a sign of anything or anyone returning) in the second half of the year (mid June onwards). As said, there’s a hierarchy of weight where signs are concerned, and so despite some oddly suggestive celestial signs, Pentecost 2018’s absent Neptune factor would by itself cancel out much else.
More to the point for the present article is that when I stated last year that – if he exists – Dixon’s “Child” must appear late 2017 or early this year, I failed to stress how much the eclipses of January (lunar) and February (solar) of 2018 and then even the eclipses of July and August should also count and answer to those of last August and complete any call, thus allowing any full advent to be further delayed.
Perhaps all one really needs to know and see is whether within 2018 Trump, America and Israel have the chance to reach the stage of some degree of treaty or covenant that a messianic figure could confirm. I consider the chances of this quite strong but it will be a struggle – a possible clue to confirm this being the way that Israel’s and America’s peace factor (Venus) are under stress at the July blood eclipse and the August solar eclipse (see next section). One imagines negotiation will be tough and not please everyone no matter what happens.
THE SEVENTIETH YEAR AND TO PREDICT JUST A LITTLE
2018 is a good year for crises and challenges of all kinds in the world generally, and we know that at May14th Israel passed a major milestone, the 70 years or “generation” of its existence. As already said, Biblical prophecy (like good astrology!) is not just linear but cyclical. It is for this reason many Jews set store by Jeremiah’s exile, Cyrus and temple relevant prophecy (Jer 29:10,11) “after seventy years are completed…. I will visit you and perform my word towards you……to give you a future and a hope”. In short, theoretically now anything dramatic can happen to Israel and/or the Church. Last February’s solar eclipse (valid up to a year) and itself so potent to the false Messiah’s chart, also hit almost to the minute of a degree on the Moon/Church conjunction for the Pentecost birth of Christianity.
In terms of celestial signs the 70th year does stand out and perhaps the most important is the most hidden and undiscussed even by most stargazers. Pluto is due to make a rare crossing of the ecliptic southwards. As has been pointed out by at any rate one astrologer, any crossing north or south corresponds to a major shift in power in the world whether the event triggering it is noticed and recognized at the time of not. Thus it corresponded to Caesar crossing the Rubicon which is what led to the end of the Roman Republic in favour of the empire. The last southwards past in 1770 corresponded to the Boston Massacres which seeded the American Revolution. This year it could correspond to a variety of things but possibly Trump’s Peace Plan could be trigger to great change and a NWO under an emerging Antichrist figure. Very precise measurement for the crossing is not possible but it is believed it is around 24th October.
On July 19th precisely, but somewhat throughout the month, in a fairly rare astronomical event, all the planets fall on one side of the sun where they remain into September – as this could place stress on the earth, unsurprisingly this has in the past corresponded to an increase in volcanic activity (as though there wasn’t enough in evidence already!….if there is much more volcanic eruption it could begin to darken the sun’s light, another sign of apocalypse).
In the same month on the 27th, a blue blood moon eclipse, the longest of the century above Jerusalem but visible in most parts of the world, falls on a minor Jewish festival, Tu B/Av (a sort of Valentine’s day) which is the beginning of the grape harvest. It gains in significance in falling at the midpoint of the January 2018 and Jan 2019 Jewish Festival of Trees, rendering it rather more closely a 70th year phenomenon that could be associated with the apocalyptic associated fig tree. This unusual blood moon eclipse is still further highlighted by rather exceptionally falling midpoint two partial solar eclipses in July and August – normally a lunar eclipse simply precedes or succeeds by a fortnight a single solar eclipse. Interestingly too, Mars like the moon itself which will be a supermoon, is closest to the earth at the time. This by tradition would point to coming tensions and violence but because it is also in its apparent retrograde motion, the symbolism is rather of violence unusual, unexpected or checked in some fashion; hence something like the peace deal to restrain tensions or even some deception regarding war could be in the picture here.
Undeniably the bible does speak of the moon turning to blood before the great and terrible day of the Lord (Acts 2:20). Since however the moon turned to blood in Hebrew and Talmudic tradition can signify no more than a blood moon eclipse, and lunar eclipses with blood moons are not so rare, it is understandable that some would dub the July lunar “the apocalypse eclipse” simply because so much attaches to it to make it stand out from the usual run of them.
However, not to be dogmatic and recalling lunar eclipses, though they may disturb the earth temporarily as in quaking, more generally have six month relevance, the Jewish feasts of September (or due to disagreement of calendars some say October) could just deliver something too. I feel confident only to say that if by the end of October, when recall there is that major Pluto ecliptic crossing, no one like Dixon’s orgre has begun to appear on the world stage, then he very likely cannot exist and her vision would seem to have been false. But if he is for real and will appear then, unless majority modern interpretations of the end times are quite mistaken, the anti Messiah would not appear unless and until the Rapture has occurred, which is to say that event would need to occur within months possibly even weeks. The idea might seem improbable, but finally here’s one odd possible hint in the directions of things apocalyptic.
AND FINALLY, TO FACTOR IN HAWAII
Last September and following the time that some Christians were all worked up about the significance of August’s total eclipse, a devout person I know, a former missionary, while visiting Israel believed they were given the peculiar message from God that “the waters have broken” (The times of the apocalypse are often depicted as a woman in birth travail and birth pangs increase in frequency and intensity). The message nonetheless seemed so odd and unexpected the person was happy and relieved to discover that in October a group of self-declared prophets had agreed upon being given the same word. It should of course mean the delivery is soon. But it hasn’t yet happened. However it’s important to note that contrary to much belief, births don’t automatically begin with the breaking of the waters but at differing times later and only certainly with the onset of contractions.
So let’s conclude with some symbolism and ask should Hawaii be factored into the timetable? Quakes and volcanic activity (“blood, pillars of fire and drifting smoke”) are also a harbinger of apocalypse. Starting early May, Hawaii’s Big Island began to erupt and it shows no sign of abating now in June. The island lies approximately at the centre of the Pacific Ring of Fire. In modern medical terminology, especially American, the “Ring of Fire” is the name given to the condition after the waters have broken and just before contractions and the head of the foetus begins to emerge.
Is it possible the Hawaiian flow won’t now stop (or stop only for other volcanoes to take over) until greater crisis ensues? Is it possible the world itself is telling us the world is indeed close to maximum and apocalyptic crisis? All this is speculation, not prophecy and date setting, but it is not unreasonable speculation in the circumstances.