“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds” – The Road to Armageddon, part II

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (22 April 1904 – 18 February 1967) was an American physicist and the scientific director of the Manhattan Project. Response to question on his feelings about the atomic bombings, while visiting Japan in 1960:

We knew the world would not be the same. A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita; Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and, to impress him, takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.“

Nuclear weapons were developed, tested and first used within the first quarter of the small conjunction which occurred on August 8, 1940 at 14° 27′ in the sign of earthy triplicity, Taurus. It is my conviction, based on astrological reasoning I’m going to present in this text, that they will be used again sometime during the remaining five years of the small conjunction in Taurus (2000 – 2020), the last one in the earthy triplicity (1841 – 2020) before the shift to airy triplicity in 2020 occurs. The nuclear „seed“ that was sown and sprouted during the small conjunction of 1940 – 1960 is going to yield its evil, destructive fruit in the closing phase of the greater cycle, in the current small conjunction. As the entire epoch of 180 years is drawing to a nigh, the existing grave global crises are very likely to experience further escalation and culmination as the current events/developments, too numerous to be mentioned here, ominously testify. From this standpoint, the WW3 fought with nuclear weapons is nothing short of inevitability.  Regarding the middle conjunction of 1841

So one can say that this was not simply a conjunction of the two, but of all the three superiors, with Mars gaining the (additional) dignity of exaltation and impressing its significations upon the symbolism of the conjunction itself. How did this manifest? Well, suffice it to say that humanity witnessed both world wars in this period, not to mention all the numerous, bloody ‘smaller’ conflicts that occurred before and after; the modernization of weapons which led to their increased lethality, causing death/destruction on a scale heretofore unseen. Most importantly, mankind gained the ability to destroy the entire planet by harnessing the power of nuclear chain reaction. Mars at its best (exaltation=kingdom/supremacy), pure and simple – apart from the very important fact that the conjunction itself is so clearly dominated by the greater  malefic, Saturn whereas the grater benefic Jupiter is in the sign of its fall=dejection/depression/slavery and firmly in Saturn’s power. There really hasn’t been much mercy, benevolence and moderation in this period, has it? The malefics have dominated it so clearly! That is why I maintain that also the World War III will occur within this period https://7heavenastrology.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/constantinople/

The chart of the first initiated self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction (rectified to 15:27)   https://7heavenastrology.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/the-road-to-armageddon/  conveys a pretty accurate timing of the bombings of Hiroshima/Nagasaki, when the technique of the progressed degree of the annually profected ascendant is used. On December 2, 1944 the annual profection reached the 4° 17` of the third sign, Cancer. Using 1° = 12.1667 days, the progressed ascendant “hits” Jupiter on malefic Procyon in the beginning of August. The grater benefic turns accidental malefic in this chart, as he’s retrograde and lord of the 8th by counting/division (death), located in the 4th by division (death/endings) and is most closely connected (a mutually applying trine within the bounds of the same planet, Jupiter which represents the Hellenistic concept of “neighboring” symbolizing the most ‘intimate’, strongest connection two planets may have) with contrary to sect malefic Mars on malefic Cor serpentis in its preferred domicile of Scorpio [the sign of its joy] in the 7th, which denotes war/conflict but is also connected to death. The bombings, apart from causing massive casualties and widespread destruction, surely contributed to Japan’s surrender.

The Soviet entry into the war played a much greater role than the atomic bombs in inducing Japan to surrender because it dashed any hope that Japan could terminate the war through Moscow’s mediation,” said Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, whose recently published “Racing the Enemy” examines the conclusion of the Pacific war is based on recently declassified Soviet archives as well as U.S. and Japanese documents.http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/08/14/historians-soviet-offensive-key-japans-wwii-surrender-eclipsed-bombs/

It is also notable that profected Mars climbed high upon the MC (the “praxis” of a new weapon and its authority/fame) in its supremacy/kingdom whereas the Moon ended up in the death/destruction-bringing 8th. What is probably most worthy of note regarding this chart is the position of the ascendant in Taurus, which is in a partile opposition to Mars in Scorpio in the ingress chart of the 1841 triplicity shift, underscoring the importance of the event in bringing about a revolutionary weapon that would mark the beginning of the most dangerous period in human history. The small conjunction itself (1940) along with Mars in Taurus is also highlighted by its position in the 1st house of the event chart. The Aries ingress chart preceding the conjunction of 1940 set for Hiroshima has some striking features – Mars is on the cusp of the IC in Taurus (a partile opposition to event chart Mars in Scorpio), while the Moon from the 8th sign of Leo is applying by a dexter square to that same Mars within a five-degree orb! Five years later, the nuclear bombings occurred,obliterating the cities and their inhabitants.

HiroshimaJU0SA 1940

The question I’ve been asking myself is this – could it be that the event chart’s angular Mars/Jupiter trine is going to prove a “nuclear trigger” once more? After all, global conditions are more than favorable for its symbolism to ‘blossom’ sometime in the next few years. The profected ascendant will land in Cancer (again) on December 2, 2016. Theoretically, in the beginning of August 2017 world may witness (a limited) nuclear exchange. But this is just one potential indicator, there would have to be others pointing in the same direction in order to draw such a weighty conclusion with a reasonable degree of certainty. The traditional mundane theory (Abraham ibn Ezra, “The Book of the World”) has it that wars break out when the degree of the profected Jupiter/Saturn conjunction (whether ‘small’ or ‘middle’ one) reaches the position of Mars (its squares/opposition?) in an ingress chart which preceded the conjunction itself (I suppose the other way around may also prove significant in this regard) but one should also pay attention to where Mars of Aries ingress in any given year is positioned, relative to the profected (and radical) degree of the conjunctions. Wars are also a strong possibility whenever there’s an angular Mars in an annual ingress chart and/or an ingress chart happens to contain the superiors opposing/squaring each other, preferably on angles. With this in mind, a short examination of the indicators pertaining to both preceding World wars (only the profected degrees of the middle/small conjunctions and their aspects/conjunctions with Mars in the relevant charts being taken into account because of their universal nature; angularity is a factor which depends on geographical location) may yield important factors to watch for in the near future.

On March 20, 1914 the profected degree of the middle conjunction in Capricorn (8° 54′)  reached Aquarius, which is square to Mars in Scorpio (5° 33′) of the Aries ingress chart (1841). At the same time, the annual revolution shows Mars in Cancer, tightly opposing the radical degree of the middle conjunction. Since WW I occurred during the small conjunction (November 28, 1901) in Capricorn (14° 00′) the profected degree  should prove important – and it indeed is. Landing in the second sign of Aquarius, it is square Mars in Scorpio of the middle conjunction (a weighty repetition!) and is opposed by Mars in Leo of the Aries ingress chart preceding the small conjunction itself. Astonishingly, the progressed degree of the small conjunction reaches the opposition of Mars at 24° 18′ Leo on July 23, only a few days before Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia (July 28) which initiated the first great slaughter in Europe.

On March 20, 1939 the profected degree of the middle conjunction in Capricorn reached Pisces which is trine to Mars in Scorpio – doesn’t look so threatening. However, it just so happens that the profected Mars lands on the conjunction in Capricorn itself! Moreover, Mars of the annual revolution (1939) lands…in Capricorn as well, while being squared (by sign) by another superior, Saturn in Aries so this particular Aries ingress chart fulfills both conditions for signifying conflict. WW 2 occurred during the small conjunction in Virgo (September 9, 1921 at 26° 35′; the Aries ingress chart of 1921 had Mars in Aries 26° 58′). In 1939 the profected degree of small conjunction applied to Pisces, in trine to a superior Mars in Scorpio of the middle conjunction, but it “missed” Mars in Aries; Mars in Capricorn of the annual revolution was in a superior sextile to the profected degree of the small conjunction in Pisces. The bottom line is that both world wars occurred with manifold contacts between the degrees of the profected middle/small conjunctions and Mars of their respective Aries ingress chart and/or the Aries ingress of the relevant year. However, inharmonious aspects are by nature more likely to produce strife and conflicts in an already “tense” circumstances – as always, context is everything.

In 2016 Aries ingress chart there’s a pretty rare constellation involving all the three superiors, which is a typical indicator of war/conflict. Mars and Saturn are in Sagittarius squaring Jupiter in Virgo; Jupiter and Saturn form a partile, ‘waning’ applying square i.e. Jupiter is in the 10th from Saturn, in a ‘superior’ position. Abu Ma’shar  On the Great Conjunctions:We say that if Jupiter applies to Saturn…from the place that indicates plenty of lawsuits among kings, rulers and qādīs”

Rusija Ar Ingr 2016

I’d say this represents a reliable testimony that the antagonized rulers will hardly (want to) find a peaceful solution – to the contrary; the tensions/enmities are very likely to escalate to war. This is reinforced by the fact that the Lot of War (taken from Mars to the Moon and cast out from the Sun of the annual revolution) is found in Sagittarius! Given the current situation in the Ukraine and the ongoing tensions i.e. military maneuvers/buildup involving NATO/Russian troops ranging from Norway in the north all the way to the Black sea in the south, further analysis will concentrate primarily upon indicators pertaining to the Russian Federation’s capital, Moscow. The partile Jupiter/Saturn opposition in the chart of the Russian Federation is in itself is a weighty indicator of the country’s potential to “initiate” a global conflict and the radical change of the existing order, inasmuch as Jupiter rules the principal angles of the ascendant and mid-heaven  and the opposition itself is in a partile square to Mars in Scorpio of the triplicity shift

When Mars is with of the two at the time of the Revolution , especially if it is in one of the fiery signs, it is an indicator of the occurrence of wars in that year. If the Lot of Prosperity is strong and not corrupt, it indicates victory of the people of truth (one of two sides between whom conflicts arises). If it is weak, this indicates the victory of the people of falsehood from between those two .” [ Lot of Prosperity is taken from the Sun of the annual revolution to the cusp of the 7th and is cast out from the ascendant of the ingress chart; its position is thus also dependant upon geographical location, unlike the Lot of War]. The Lot of War located in the sign partaking in the tense constellation involving all the three superiors is a very bad indicator. In 2016 Aries ingress chart cast for Moscow both lots land in Sagittarius in the 8th house!

The profected degree of the middle conjunction will land in the 9th degree of Leo on 20 March 2016 which means that some 5 weeks i.e. 36 days prior to that the progressed degree will reach the square of Mars in the 6th degree of Scorpio – potentially, very dangerous times, especially if the position of Mars in the angle of the 4th in the Aries ingress chart of 2015 [Mars becomes Lord of the /half/ Year!] for Moscow is taken into account (mimicking the one in the natal chart!) which specifically signifies for the end of the six-months period i.e. the latter part of it, the same as its position occidental of the Sun. Since the chart has a double-bodied/mutable Sagittarius on the ascendant, another one i.e. Libra ingress is necessary to signify for the second half of the year.

Rusija Li Ingr 2015

The second half of astrological 2015 is ratcheting up tensions to a new level as both superiors are angular and in a square aspect. It is a precursor of what is to come in 2016; this highly momentous ‘continuity’ of Jupiter-Saturn square significations represents an unyielding pressure building up which is of course very dangerous. Back to 2016 – Mars in Sagittarius in the death/destruction bringing 8th house of the 2016 ingress chart is in a partile square to the ascendant in Pisces of the Russian Federation’s ‘natal’ chart

Rusija 1991Rusija Ar Ingr 2015

and trines its annually profected degree in Aries [while also closely trining the profected degree of the middle conjunction in Leo.] The profection in Aries itself activates Mercury/Mars applying sextile with mutual reception, which indicates war as Mercury rules the 7th. The superiors form the square in the 10th and the 7th of the Russian natal chart (the executive power/president and enemies/war) whereas the ascendant of the Aries ingress falls in Taurus, in an almost exact opposition to Mars in Scorpio of the middle conjunction. The two superiors will perfect their first square on 23 March while Saturn himself will turn retrograde 3 days later; the second square aspect will perfect on 26 May 2016 so these are the periods to watch for.

Another important testimony that the end of astrological 2015 and 2016 are very dangerous is the fact that in the chart of the recent solar eclipse cast for Moscow (67% of the solar disc was eclipsed) the degree itself falls into the 9th house (and the 1st of Russian natal chart!) which means that the first effects will start to manifest roughly in the second third of the one-year period (mid-summer/autumn, which just so happens to coincide with the important Mars’ heliacal rising in the ascendant of the eclipse in Leo – August 2015, bringing his significations to the forefront) whereas the most potent “influence” should be felt in the middle of the entire duration of the eclipse comprising much of  2016. Mars in Aries is the lord of the MC of the eclipse [the following angle] and is posited in the 10th, whereas he rules the degree by decan/triplicity; his lesser years are 15 and this value can also be applied to signify month, which accentuates the beginning of summer 2016.  Moreover, the ascension time for the sign of Gemini containing Mars in the natal chart is 25 years, which points to 2016 once more. In the chart of the eclipse, Saturn is the lord of the preceding angle in Aquarius [the 7th – war!] and is in a partile square to the ascendant-descendant axis of the Russian natal chart which is  another very ominous indicator portending conflicts

Rusija eklipsa 2015


The danger of war in the coming years is also accentuated by the fact that since 20 March 2014 the great mundane fardar (a ten-year period)

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is under the rulership of Gemini, containing Mars – this will be all but a period of peace and stability. BTW, isn’t the return of Crimea under the Russian sovereignty in March of the last year a perfect match of the said fardar’s rulership over the 4th house? Mars also rules the 9th , which is the 12th from the 10th (the enemies of the ruler) and it opposes the MC as well – the probability of violent government change is pretty high, resulting in war OR the inception of war leading to the overthrow of the ruler . In August 2016 the conjunction of the malefics in Sagittarius will occur, on the malefic Antares in the 10th sign (the president) squaring the ASC-DESC axis and the part of war at 8° 42’ Pisces in the 1st of the Russia’s natal chart. Since Mars in the chart of the eclipse culminates exactly over the Caucasus region, 2016 is very likely to bring the escalation and widening of the “frozen” conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan, but it will also include Georgia, Chechnya, Ingushetia, and Dagestan. According to Sergei Glazyev, Putin’s adviser, the period 2015 – 2018 is very dangerous in terms of conflict potential between Russia and the West http://eng.globalaffairs.ru/number/The-Threat-of-War-and-the-Russian-Response-16988

Just as a side note, the 2016 Aries ingress for Washington DC features Mars exactly on the ascendant (along with the Lot of War) while Jupiter is exactly on the MC. Given the current state of (ever further worsening) affairs, it is not too hard to imagine war breaking out and (limited) nuclear ‘exchange’ taking place under these (astrological) circumstances.

2016 Ingress World Map

Another crisis point occurs in 2017 as the annually profected degree of the small conjunction in Taurus (22° 43′) reaches Libra, which is in opposition to Mars of the Aries ingres chart (27° 58′) preceding the conjunction. The progressed degree of the conjunction will perfect the opposition with Mars in 64 days, i.e. on 23 May which is about two months earlier than the potential “trigger” consisting of Mars/Jupiter trine in the chart of the first initiated self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction. Most ominously, the annually profected ascendant of Russian Federation’s natal chart will reach Taurus which will be the place of Mars in Aries ingress chart of 2017 (both benefics are in aversion, the ascendant in Leo squared by Mars in Scorpio of the middle conjunction) and at the same time, the place is in exact opposition to Mars in Scorpio of the middle conjunction! The place of Mars in Taurus in the 10th sign/house should signify the gravest danger of war during the first quarter of the year, i.e. toward its end, which means sometime in the second half of May/June.

Rusija Ar Ingr 2017

Notably, when in 2008 Russia entered the war in South Ossetia on 8 August, defeating/driving out the Georgian aggressor

1) the annual profection reached Leo and the malefic 6th house of the natal chart, squaring Mars in Scorpio of the middle conjunction [Mars in Aries of the small conjunction also casts its ray by trine!]; the profection activated a weighty, partile, fixed Jupiter/Saturn opposition which is in a tight square to that same Mars. Jupiter is lord of the ascendant (population) and the mid-heaven (authority) of the Russian chart while Saturn rules and is located in the 12th, signifying enemies/tribulations. This opposition was activated again in 2013 with the annual profection in Capricorn, when Russia managed to fend off the planned US-led military intervention in Syria AND the Crimea became a part of Russia again; 2014 (Aquarius) which saw the progressive worsening of the relationship with the West (sanctions) because of the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine. In 2015 the opposition is still ‘on the table’ since the annual profection returns to Pisces; as the cadent houses are involved, all the tensions/conflicts remain more or less ‘powerless’ to produce the ultimate harm i.e. cause the war, though 2015 will prove to be substantially more dangerous than the previous years because Mars on the IC in Gemini is in a mundane square to the ascendant in Pisces, mimicked by Mars’s position in the chart of the annual ingress 2015 – “northern front” (Norway, Baltic sea/Arctic region) may get acitvated in clashes with NATO troops. However, ‘everything’ changes with the onset of 2016 when angular Mars sextile Mercury in the natal chart gets involved, for the already mentioned reasons.

2)Mars/Saturn conjunction occurred exactly on the cusp of the 7th in Virgo on 10 July 2008

3) Mars in Cancer of the 2008 Aries ingress chart cast a partile, dexter trine to the cusp of the natal ascendant in Pisces whereas Saturn in Virgo was in a partile opposition

4) the profected degree of the small conjunction in Taurus reached Capricorn, which is square Mars in Aries of the ingress preceding the conjunction. The Russo-Georgian war of 2008 has had momentous consequences, as it brought relations between Russia and the United States to their lowest point since the dark days of the Cold War – well, this fits quite nicely with the activation of the equally momentous astrological indicators I’ve presented.


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