In the first half, astrologer Mark Lerner discussed the upcoming planetary alignments that affect relationships, the election cycle, real estate, and the stock market. Among his observations, is that the lunar eclipse on January 21st has a foreboding significance falling at the beginning of the Aquarius sign and because President Trump was born on the day of a full lunar eclipse and is contemplating a "National Emergency." Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, he foresees, will play a crucial role in a possible constitutional crisis arising later this year. Trump, he added, is at the end of a 30-year astrological cycle, which may be why he is feeling a lot of gloom, worry, and stress.
On April 19th, there will be a second full moon in the sign of Aries-- the date is the anniversary of the Waco disaster and the Oklahoma City bombing, and could be of concern because full moons have an association with extreme behavior, he indicated. A great mutation cycle between Jupiter and Saturn, lasting around 800 years is coming to an end in 2020, and may have an effect on things like cryptocurrency, he noted. Looking at the stock market, "Venus and Jupiter are in Sagittarius, and that's a bullish tendency for the moment," Lerner remarked, which explains why the market keeps bouncing back up in spite of America's increased chaos.
Tobias Churton, a world authority on Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Freemasonry, and Rosicrucianism, made his C2C debut in the second half. He addressed the spiritual meaning that fueled the artistic, political, and social revolutions of the 1960s as well as how the occult doctrines of Aleister Crowley helped shape the era. Churton, who was born in 1960, found that while growing up, the decade was a cauldron of positive energy which unfortunately began to dissipate by the 1970s. The Beatles were a tremendous catalyst for change for the new generation, he said, and President Kennedy's 1961 declaration to put a man on the moon by the end of the decade thrust a new reality on the world.
The two pillars of the 60s were hope and tragedy, he continued, which kindled a spiritual meaning. During the decade there was a spirit of generosity for those around as well as a focus on individual development, and that has been lost to some degree today to the "politics of despair," he commented. Film and television were particularly resonant during the sixties, he pointed out, with projects like The Prisoner presciently revealing how a controlling system sought to suppress the individual spirit. While the famed occultist Crowley died in 1947, his ideas reverberated in 1960s culture-- he was one of the luminaries depicted on the cover the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper album. Crowley, Churton cited, had predicted that 1965 would be an important turning point.