Jonathan Cainer – popular Astrologer comments on his website today the following:
“According to legend, a 12th century Irish bishop had a vision of every pope that was still to come. He is supposed to have left a long list, full of ‘clues’, each one connected to the name of a successive pontiff. Those who have studied this list say that Joseph Ratzinger fits the description for the penultimate name… and there’s only one left to go! If the old prophecy is correct (some insist that it is a forgery) the next and final pope will be called Petrus Romanus (Peter from Rome) whose reign coincides with the end of Catholicism.”
Now Jonathan Cainer is an astrologer whose daily forecasts I have followed for many years.. possibly since 1997. Back in those days when I was a humble Admin Assistant pushing Home Office files on trolleys, as well as navigating through my first (and very problematic) relationship, Jonathan Cainer’s daily forecasts in a News paper were so spot on `for me’ (Sagittarius) that I became his loyal follower. It was by studying his daily forecasts, in conjunction with my existing knowledge of astrology and ability for creating charts etc, that I `reverse-engineered’ his forecasts, and learnt how to do daily `sun sign’ forecasts (so much so, I myself had a weekly astrology column in a website called AgeNet (around about 2000..some 13 yrs ago), where people used to write to me and say how accurate my own forecasts were for them. Gosh, those weekly forecasts used to take me a whole Sunday to write – as I had to study the planetary positions for each sign and work out the transits and resulting `possible influences and events’ for that sign.
I like his style of writing – cryptic at times so as not to overtly influence the reader but giving enough clues so as to give people freedom of Action. I also know what start sign he is and where his moon is (read his Intro in an old book he had published ages ago). So ..erm, I have even more of an appreciation and admiration for Jonathan Cainer.
So when he puts out an open comment as the one above – am sure he has not only considered his sources (that’s the kinda moon sign he has), but quite possibly done some historical research & astrological `glance’ at these matters.
My astrological thoughts on this matter
Now on an astrological point of view, the announcement that the current Pope is resigning came at the end of a very `astrologically stressful’ few days.. mainly a mercury-square-Jupiter, Mars-square-Jupiter, and Venus-square-Saturn (Jupiter rules religions, mercury influences communications, Mars in this case was agitating Jupiter harshly.. and Saturn stands for authority & long term structures.. Venus ruling social situations in this case was squaring Saturn!)
And add to this western astrological climate, that of the Chinese new year of the Snake – (snakes are symbols of primal wisdom and transformation) and the new moon in Aquarius! (which would be a trigger of sudden change). The new Age of Aquarius…which by astrological standards is only just dawning.. because these `Ages’ last about 2,000 years and the 60’s & 70’s were just the early `hours’ of the New Age of Aquarius… Remember that Christianity came out of the previous `Age of Pisces’ and has almost had its 2,000+ years).
Yahoo news (link below) has the following line which is quite insightful for me as an astrologer (I’d just looked at it after writing the above quick analysis.. It just confirms what I just wrote):
Diarmaid MacCulloch, professor of the history of the church at Oxford University, said the announcement had taken many people by surprise. “What’s very noticeable is the sheer disarray around the statement,” he said. “Clearly no one in the upper hierarchy in this country knew anything about it. Normally these things are very well prepared but this hasn’t been. It may be the result of an elderly man reflecting in private and coming to a sudden decision.”
Well, that’s me following an astrological trail… pointed by another Astrologer. We’ll see where this goes …
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