Why the Sky is Not Falling

This is a wonderful article by astrologer Temple Richmond. Many of us have been hearing for years how the economy of the world is about to collapse due to certain monetary changes that have been anticipated that will affect every level of life. Temple does not agree with this point of view at all, and instead offers us a completely different and much more positive point of view, saying that astrologically there are actually no indications for this at all.

Why the Sky is Not Falling

Contrary to numerous recent reports, there are many good reasons to conclude that the monetary sky of our planet is not actually falling.

Predictions of imminent economic collapse have been circulating in the New Age community for at least three decades. The scenarios thus promulgated generally feature the failure of all paper and electronic media of exchange, the end of society as we know it, the return to a primitive state of life and barter, and extreme shortages of all commodities. Some also contain visions of either complete anarchy or the establishment of a vastly predatory government in the U.S. and around the world.

To all this a careful analysis of astrological influences can respond with a very different outlook. In other words, there are very good reasons why the sky is not now falling and will not be falling at any time in the future with which we currently living human beings are concerned. This report examines those very good reasons.

Prediction of future trends by astrological methods is based on the measurement and interpretation of several different classes of phenomena. Among these, one of the surest indicators of planetary economic trends is planetary pair relationships. Planetary pair relationships are created by the interactions of the slowest moving planets in our solar system as they are observed within the plane of the solar system, which from the earthly point of view is called the ecliptic or zodiac. Viewing within this frame of reference, we see these planets move in cyclic relationships one to another, converging close to the same division of the zodiac at one point and then some long time after, finding themselves at maximum separation. In astrological language, this is to say that planets move from conjunction to opposition, and then back to opposition again.

Roughly the same thing happens each month with the lunar cycle. At New Moon, the Moon and the Sun are seen from the Earth to converge in the same division of the zodiac. In fact, they converge so closely that the Moon - with its bright side to the Sun - is nearly invisible from our perspective. Two weeks later, the opposite relationship of the Moon and Sun is apparent, as the fully illumined orb of the Moon is plainly visible. This happens when the Moon and Sun are each on opposite sides of the Earth, and therefore at opposition. New Moon equals the conjunction phase; Full Moon the opposition.

This same idea can be applied to the planets, even though they are much farther out in space than is our Moon, and of course not at the very center of the solar system, as is our Sun. Why so? Simply as a matter of perspective. As we look out from our vantage point on space and the solar system, we see the sky as if it were a great circle around us. Therefore there are times when any two outer planets in their own orbits around the Sun appear to us as close together. Other times, far apart. This is their conjunction-opposition cycle, equivalent to the New Moon-Full Moon arrangement.

As all good observers of nature know, a new wave of energy is generated at New Moon, initiating trends which eventually come to fruition at the following Full Moon. After the Full Moon portion of the cycle, the energy of nature begins to slow down and rest, arriving at the deepest moment of rest in the hours just before the New Moon occurrence. Thus it can be said that energy increases or waxes from New to Full; it then decreases or wanes from Full to New. This is a key pattern to bear in mind when thinking about outer planet relationships as well.

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Source/Submitted by: Maggie Erotokritou / Planetary Awakening Network / M. Temple Richmond

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