Clarifying the Timeline of Change: 2012 and Beyond!

astrological forecastsBill Herbst
June 24, 2012 is the “critical mass” point, the date of the initial partile pass of Uranus in first-quarter square to Pluto (exactly 90° ahead). That day, month, and even season does not, however, represent any “great awakening.” Rather, it is simply the first of the seven exact passes Uranus will make to Pluto over the three years from summer 2012 through spring 2015. Think of 2012 as the tipping point past which a Brave New World awaits and will unfold.

The Ruling Elites Are Not Like You and Me

age of aquariusBill Herbst
The Uranus-Pluto alignment that defines the 2010s is the most significant of all decades where those configuations occurred — more than than the revolutionary 1780s and 1850s, more than the convulsive 1930s, more than the turbulent and world-changing 1960s! The ruling elites will be hard-pressed to maintain their power as social, governmental, and commercial institutions lose coherence and break down. So they've declared war on the rest of us!

Skeptical about Climate Change Skeptics

environmental crisis/solutionsDr. Mae-Wan Ho
Is Earth warming or cooling? One thing we are completely convinced of: human action is effective in exacerbating or mitigating climate change. The choice and responsible are both ours. We need an open and transparent science to help us make the right choice and implement the appropriate solutions.

Astrological Patterns Signal Social Transformation in 2013-2014

astrological forecastsBill Herbst
A string of Uranus-Pluto aspects and other outer planet configurations will cause global turmoil in the next two years. Challenges apply to all corridors of massive, concentrated power and the institutions that provide support and reap the benefits. Corporations and governments around the world are vulnerable to the profound challenges of revolt (Uranus) and upheaval (Pluto).

Financing Poverty: How the Global Financial Casino Impoverishes the Planet

environmental crisis/solutionsDr. Mae-Wan Ho and Prof. Peter Saunders
Time to replace the dominant economic model with a circular eco-economy that mimics nature.

Meltdown Strategies: Financial Disaster and Climate Change

crisis of human civilizationStarhawk
The environment is not an afterthought: it’s the ground of economy, security and survival. Environmental protection, environmental justice and regeneration must be our top priorities, because they are the only sound foundation for every other endeavor.

City, Country or Suburb? Which Is Best During Peak Oil and Global Warming?

crisis of human civilizationSharon Astyk
It isn't where you live, but how you live there that matters -- especially who your neighbors are, and how well you get along in your community. Because in this transitional age between petroleum civilization and post-carbon civilization we will find that "it takes a village" just to survive.

The Corporate Grip on Food Tightens

environmental crisis/solutionsPalagummi Sainath
We have dismantled vital parts of our agriculture and with it, the livelihoods of millions. At a time when debates in India highlight the un-viability of corporate agriculture, giant corporations are betting the opposite. For them, at least, the current food crisis holds the promise of an undying source of super profit.

The Importance of Plumbing

astrological forecastsBill Herbst
The decade of the 2010s will unfold as another lightning-bolt chapter in the recently accelerated evolution of humanity toward substantive change in how we live, work, and play on this garden planet.

Where We Are; Where We're Headed -- The Road to 2012

astrological forecastsBill Herbst
On June 25th, Saturn made its final pass opposite Neptune, and that is very meaningful. Our collective disillusionment, social malaise, and the longstanding sense of being lost in confusion while sinking in quicksand are peaking right now after almost four years of Saturn-Neptune's scandalous revelations, endless deception, and fantasies polarized to realities.

Spirit or Empire? The 21st Century Revolution

crisis of human civilizationNicanor Perlas
I am introducing the discourse of “spirit” back into social activism because the problems we face, dear friends, cannot be solved by the same kind of mind and heart that created these problems in the first place.

California's Energy Crisis – Who's to Blame?

environmental crisis/solutionsCurtis Lang & Jim Ridgeway
California's new $10 billion energy bailout plan is being greeted with skepticism by both industry experts and consumer groups. That’s not surprising because the state of California, which has already proven itself to be “the gang that couldn’t deregulate”, has rushed to implement an emergency plan that looks increasingly like a band-aid on a severe gut-shot wound.