One year after the fall of Lehman Brothers presaged a worldwide economic crisis, futurist Gerald Celente is predicting that a revolution has already begun in the United States. Many are decrying his “doom and gloom” predictions, but he is saying exactly what I have been saying myself: that you can’t keep repairing a house that is built on quicksand.  The house has to be taken down and rebuilt on a firmer footing.

To recap the astrological history: The entry of Pluto into Capricorn in January of 2008 led to a panic in the stock market as it became clear that the expansion of the Pluto in Sagittarius era could not go on forever.  Pluto brings cultural transformation, and astrologers knew that when Pluto entered Capricorn the structures on which we base our lives (Capricorn), including government, financial and educational systems, and religious institutions would be forever transformed.

But even before this Saturn was paving the way to an increased sense of thriftiness when it entered Virgo back in the fall of 2007.  Suddenly there was the beginning of a shift towards savings and conservative attitudes towards money as the subprime mortgage fiasco began to build.

Evidently Celente couldn’t get anyone in the US to listen, so he has taken his message to Russia Today:

“It hasn’t ended. That was only the beginning. We are going to see a lot more. There is no recovery, it’s a cover-up. They’re covering it up with stimulus packages, with buy outs, with bailouts – it’s not going to fix the problem.”

I personally don’t believe that the coverup is intentional – I think there is a desperate attempt to get back to where the financial system was a few years ago, using the same tools. But as financial analyst Max Wolff says, as quoted in this article:

“Let’s put it this way: in order to have a 20 to 30 trillion dollar global blow-up, you don’t have a few bad apples and you don’t have a few simple mistakes – you have everybody basically bought in on a system that’s fundamentally unsound.”

In this video interview of Celente it is clear that he’s not an alarmist.  As far as I can tell, he is merely trying to get people to wake up to the fact that the times have changed.  Astrologers are looking ahead to the upcoming square from Uranus (revolution) in Aries (war and aggression) with Pluto (transformation, death and rebirth) in Capricorn (social structures) and realizing that some kind of revolution is going to take place.  For some time I have felt that the period from 2010 to 2014 (especially 2012-2013 when this aspect is at its tightest) will bring revolutionary conflict between those who have (Capricorn) and those who don’t (Uranus in Aries).  This won’t be traditional war as we have known it, between countries.  This is a people’s revolution that will spread all over the world.

Celente says that it doesn’t have to be like this.  If the governments of the world recognize what’s going on here and work to rebuild the financial system, this collapse can lead to a renaissance and transformation of our world.  Like me, he says “let’s the banks that are too big to fail, fail.”  Let’s start again from scratch on a solid foundation.

Unfortunately, though, the powers that run the banking system have too much to gain by retaining the status quo.  If you’re not convinced, take a look at the Vanity Fair article about how the bailout money (approved by previous president George Bush, remember) has been wasted.  And our Congress, supported by lobbyists and special interests on both sides of the aisle, just go along with it.

Celente is predicting the emergence of a new third party which he’s calling “Progressive Libertarian” in 2012.  To me this follows the astrology nicely – the Uranian influence will increase the desire of Americans to be liberated (Uranus) from the clutches of the two party system (Capricorn).

Watch the video and see what you think.

Update: here is an interesting interview with Celente.

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