Category Archives: W. D. Gann

Gann Date Expectations

We’re on the eve of a vital W. D. Gann date.

That means it’s time to assess the market outlook.

December 21 marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and the Summer Solstice in the southern hemisphere.

As a “quartering day” in the year it’s a key Gann date.

Gann Date: The Winter Solstice
Venus provides some powerful triggering effects on the December 21 Solstice Gann Date.

This year’s event has special significance, however.

That’s thanks to Venus aligning in a square to Uranus and an opposition to Vulcanus at the
same time.

The Venus Gann Date Effects

Venus brings money, cultural affairs, alliances and women’s  issues into focus, with big implications for the markets and geopolitics:

Confused or deceptive communications [Mercury/Neptune]

Severe limits to growth and expansion [Jupiter/Admetos]

More conservative policies and ideals [Saturn/Poseidon]

Forceful actions & crack-downs by State authorities [Mars/Kronos]

Explosive disruptions and upheavals [Uranus/Vulcanus]

The solstice sets the stage for the coming months, so we can look for these themes to be emphasized as we move into 2020.

Larry Pesavento’s Perspective

The Gann Date also came up when I joined Larry Pesavento on his TFNN shows yesterday.

We discussed it as a potential market reversal point.

Stocks Approach Gann Date
Shown here as of Wednesday’s close the S&P 500 index has been tracking a Mars line as it moves toward the solstice Gann Date and a possible encounter with resistance. We expect the Pluto line to provide a moderating influence at about 3223.50.

We also looked at the current trading pattern for the S&P 500, with an eye toward Mars and Pluto.

Both planets are helping to structure the market action right now.

Farewell To A Friend

During our conversation yesterday Larry and I also shared stories about Jeanne Long.

Jeanne died Monday after some years of declining health.

She made major contributions to Gann studies.

And to financial astrology

And to astro-trading.

She was truly a beautiful soul.

I’ll miss her deeply.

The Complete Interview

Here’s the full interview recording.

It’s about 18 minutes long.

CLICK HERE to register for the free webinar.

Enjoy!

 

George Bayer According To Larry Pesavento

George Bayer was one of the most successful – and enigmatic – financial astrologers of the 20th century.

Like W. D. Gann, he was an astro-trading pioneer.

His books on astro-trading and market analysis with planetary factors are hard to come by.

He privately published much of his work in the 1940’s.

But the insights of George Bayer are still valuable today.

That’s one of the things that came up in my interview yesterday with Larry Pesavento.

We had a great conversation on his show on TFNN.

A Personal George Bayer Connection

Larry talked about meeting George Bayer’s daughter, Georgia.

It was an encounter I had never heard about before.

We chatted about George Bayer in the midst of other topics.

Like current market trends.

And the impact of Mercury retrograde.

We focused on the significance of the Mercury direct station.

We checked out the influence of Neptune as well.

Not to mention the Mercury retrograde return on Pearl Harbor Day.

George Bayer paid attention to the speed of Mercury as well as cycles like this one

These are all key events likely to impact the markets in the coming weeks.

Here’s the full video recording of our conversation:

As I noted above, Bayer’s work is well worth studying if you want to master astro-trading.

He understood that forecasts can be made quite successfully by using repeating cycles of what happened previously.

That’s one of the keys to astro-trading.

Here are a couple of Bayer’s comments about astrology and the markets:

  • “An egg is our number 0, the beginning of all things. Just check an astronomical ephemeris and see how often important movements begin in all sorts of stocks or commodities when a planet reaches the ‘egg’ in declination or latitude, or even in longitude!”
  • “At the time a planet is within [the halo of the Sun] I have found that such a planet is useless and has little or no effect; but on either side of the halo, it again has its effect upon human beings as well as on stocks or commodities that it is present.  The halo of the Sun is measured in degrees on each side of the sun (about 10 degrees).”

By the way, Larry Pesavento also mentions Bayer’s contributions in some of his books on trading techniques. Larry, like George Bayer, is an inspiration himself!

Planetary Resistance Confronts Markets

Planetary resistance.

It’s a trading concept astro-traders use.

But most other traders have never even heard of it.

But there it is.

Resistance?

Planetary resistance is like regular resistance in technical analysis.

It’s an upper limit.

Essentially, it’s a zone that inhibits prices from going higher.

In technical analysis, we can find resistance in previous market highs.

More specifically, a high that’s held up after being tested repeatedly offers strong resistance.

When that happens, prices are unlikely to go higher.

Or we can use technical tools to project resistance zones.

A Fibonacci retracement. A Fibonacci extension.

Or an Elliott Wave target.

It doesn’t really matter how we get there.

By defining resistance, we can set price targets.

We can clarify our trading expectations.

And we can trade more effectively as a result.

What About Planetary Resistance?

But what makes planetary resistance different?

It’s market resistance derived from planetary positions.

So correspondences between planetary positions and market prices are a key.

As described in the book Gann Secrets Revealed Volume 1,  each degree of the zodiac matches specific prices.

By understanding those matches, we can track trading action.

Then, based on specific planetary alignments, we can anticipate trend changes.

It’s a fabulous trading tool.

That’s why I discussed planetary resistance with Larry Pesavento yesterday on his TFNN show.

We chatted about this S&P chart:

Mars Planetary Resistance with S&P
The red lines on the chart correspond to the positions of Mars. The blue lines represent Saturn. Note the heavier red line moving diagonally near the top of the chart. This first-harmonic Mars line clearly defines planetary resistance. The lighter red lines are Mars harmonic increments.

It highlights planetary price lines for Mars and Saturn.

With either stocks or commodities, planetary price lines reveal trading opportunities.

“There Must Be Something There.”

So I shared this chart with Larry.

He noted that “You mention Mars. You know W. D. Gann spent a great deal of time… And a lot of his charts have markings of Mars and things like that. Is that the same type of work you’re working on?”

I confirmed that connection. In response, Larry noted the precision of planetary resistance.

He looked at the price bars on the chart. Then he said “it’s amazing how they bounce off those red lines. There must be something there. That’s for sure!”

Here’s the full interview from the Trade What You See program:

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Where Is Tim?

“Where is Tim?” was the question Larry Pesavento was getting every day.

“You cause me more trouble than any of the guests that I have!” he exclaimed as we began our interview yesterday on his Trade What You See program on TFNN.

I laughed. What else could I do?

I was a little nervous.

But as it turned out, Larry Pesavento’s complaint was actually based on a positive event.

It seems that I had been attracting a lot of attention during my recent appearances on his show.

The Question Was: “Where is Tim?”

Larry explained that he had been getting steady calls and emails from his listeners.

“Every single day, they’re saying ‘Where is Tim? Where is Tim?'” he reported.

Apparently his fans are rapidly getting tuned in to the enormous market power of the astro-trading advantage.

They’re becoming aware of the fact that it offers something different.

And they’re learning that astrology-based forecasting can add incredible accuracy to timing effective trades.

They want more astrology. And they want to know what’s coming up next in the markets.

It all started with a visit I had shared with Larry in an interview on his show near the end of December.

The astro-cycle forecast we discussed then turned out to be spot-on in its accuracy.

Updating The Forecast

During our time together yesterday, we updated the forecast.

Where Is Tim - Alternate Cycles
Alternate Astro-Cycle Projections

We took a look at alternate cycle projections.

I also discussed the roots of our methods in Uranian Astrology and in the work of W. D. Gann.

And we talked about cold soup and wilted salads!

Here’s the complete interview from yesterday’s program:

By the way, we had a really big crowd for the free webinar on What’s Working Now In Astro-Trading.

It was live on Monday, February 18 – and we recorded the entire event!

CLICK HERE to watch the free recording now.

 

 

Double Retrograde Discussion with Larry Pesavento

When Larry Pesavento interviewed me this morning, we had a chance to talk about the impact of the recent double retrograde phenomenon.

We also took a look at the upcoming trends in the equities markets.

We even got in a bird’s eye view of the cryptocurrency markets.

Interview Recording

Here’s the entire interview, featuring the double retrograde impact and a whole lot more. It was broadcast earlier today on tfnn.com internet TV:

Double Retrograde Effect

The first of the trading charts that we shared with Larry during our conversation this morning dealt specifically with the double retrograde alignment. That’s what has coincided so sharply with the market action overall.

Solstice Energies

As we’ve noted repeatedly during the past few weeks, the Winter Solstice has the potential for triggering a short-term rally in stock prices.

Astro-Cycle Projection Dates

We found further confirmation for short-term swing action to the upside when we looked at this astro-cycle trading chart.

Solar Eclipse Webinar

We think that the solar eclipse coming up on January 5 is going to have an unexpectedly strong effect on the globe as a whole. That’s why I’m doing a special free webinar on the eclipse on December 28.

CLICK HERE to register for this free event:

 

Come join the fun!

Solstice Spirituality

Today is the Winter Solstice, with the Sun entering the sign of Capricorn for important market signals – and a source of solstice spirituality.

Solstice Spirituality In Chart
The Capricorn Ingress at the Winter Solstice as shown on the 90-degree horoscope dial.

The solstices and the equinoxes were extremely important to the pioneering astro-trader W. D. Gann, who focused on them as potential turning points in market activity.

They’re still worth tracking today as important market indicators.

And, with the U.S. equities markets currently in a dizzying downturn, we have every right to focus on the solar Capricorn ingress at this solstice as a potential setup for a trading bottom.

Back-testing the S&P 500 Index at the Winter Solstce.

Based on our back-testing of the S&P Index performance at previous solar ingresses into Capricorn, we actually anticipated a trend reversal at the end of last week. We were looking for the pre-solstice energy kicking off an early start to a Santa Claus rally.

No such luck.

What we’ve seen instead is a week of persistent bearishness. Stock trading this month is shaping up to be the worst December since the Great Depression.

High-End Rainmaker Clients

As is normal for this time of the year, I’ve been spending extra time with my high-end clients.

These are the rainmaker clients who rely on regular coaching and consulting sessions to draw on my years of experience as they work to create more profitable and rewarding businesses. We develop unique strategies based on their specific goals and visions, so they get an enormous pay-off from our regular times together.

Around the end of the year, we naturally focus on the upcoming year ahead. We explore the actions that have the greatest probability of bringing them outstanding business results.

By the way, it was just that kind of engagement that led me to put together a brief report on Three Key Strategies For Business Success in 2019. The approaches it explores are especially appropriate for purpose-driven business and enlightened entrepreneurs, especially in the light of solstice spirituality. It’s available as a free download HERE.

My connection with my personal clients is tremendously rewarding for us both.

We get to share important insights. I provide major decision-making support services. We also typically have a lot of fun together as we toward more profitability and higher consciousness in their businesses.

And that’s not all.

A Link To Solstice Spirituality

For example, I got a WhatsApp message earlier today.

As a seasonal observation, one of those high-end rainmaker clients sent me a special greeting and a link to a recording of Manly Palmer Hall.  It got me focused on solstice spirituality.

As it turned out, that was exactly where my head needed to go today in the midst of market trepidation and geopolitical turbulence. So I want to give a special shout-out and word of thanks to Mikel for sharing that today.

Manly P. Hall, by the way, has long been a source of major inspiration for me both personally and professionally.

As the founder of the Philosophical Research Society, he contributed many amazing books and monographs  during his lifetime (March 18, 1901 – August 29, 1990) that explored classical philosophy, ancient civilizations, world religions, and esoteric traditions ancient and modern. He was perhaps best known for his mammoth volume on The Secret Teachings of All Ages.

The recording, appropriately enough, is of a lecture that Manly P. Hall gave more than 30 years ago on the Winter Solstice.

It shares a lot of esoteric and astrological wisdom. As a source of solstice spirituality, it’s well worth listening to.

Check it out here:

Number Day Demonstrated Amazing Timing Techniques

We had our Number Day workshop last Friday.

It was truly a remarkable experience!

I was personally very glad that we were able to pull off the event at all. Just a couple of days earlier, Florida had been hit by Hurricane Michael.

That storm brought unexpectedly high levels of devastation in many parts of the state, but here in Palmetto we were spared a direct hit.

Even so, the hurricane provided some major disruptions to travel plans. Some folks who had planned to join us for Number Day weren’t able to make the necessary connections.

As a result, we had a fairly small group in attendance – but that wasn’t a bad thing at all.

It meant that we could spend some extra time providing individual attention, making sure that everybody was on track with the concepts and techniques we were discussing.

In-Depth Number Day Discussions

Those discussions that we shared on Number Day were what made the day so deeply rewarding.

Our focus for the day was Market Timing With Numerology and the Law of Vibration.

We were able to do a deep-dive into the esoteric meanings of numbers.

We talked about ancient Greek philosophers and about the breakthrough mathematical thinking of R. Buckminster Fuller.

Square of Nine
The W. D. Gann Square of Nine Wheel

We took a look at the Universal Clock and at W. D. Gann’s Square of Nine. They’re both great tools for examining number connections in the markets.

We got a richer understanding of cycles in the markets and cycles in the lives of individual traders, too. That was particularly valuable knowledge for anyone who wanted to activate the complete Trading Triad.

We even explored the work of Sydney Omarr and Carl Payne Tobey in developing the mysterious Thought Dial, and took a leap into intuitive number applications.

Practical Timing For Traders

Most of all, though, Number Day was about the specific application of numbers and number theory to market timing.

We used current market examples for a real-time, seat-of-the-pants demonstration of Gann methods and Power Number techniques.

The results were really exciting!

Number Day On Video

What really pleases me the most, though, is that we were able to capture the entire Number Day event on video.

All the lectures and presentations, all the discussions. The entire power-packed day!

Our plan is to release the video from the day on a set of DVDs, to make it easy for those who were unable to attend to get the full range of insights and information that we shared on Friday.

The DVDs on Market Timing with Numerology and the Law of Vibration should be ready for release in about 5 or 6 weeks.

Here’s what you’ll learn when you get the DVDs once they’re available:

Getting To Know Numbers: Key Tools & Techniques

  • Numbers: Ordinary, Practical & Mystical
  • Cultural Implications of Numbers
  • An Insane Endeavor
  • Defining Mathematics
  • W. D. Gann’s Arcane Work
  • Conversions and Correlations
  • Reduction To A Single Digit
  • The Essential Nature of Numbers
  • Number Quantity and Quality
  • Number Abstraction
  • Reduction By Decimalization
  • Numerical Macrocosms and Microcosms
  • Alphabetic Number Correspondences
  • Chaldean Numerology
  • Gematria and Conspiracy Theories
  • The Trading Triad
  • Understanding Yourself As A Trader
  • Name Expression Numbers
  • Life Cycle Numbers
  • Master Numbers
  • Gann’s Name Numerology
  • Fibonacci Ratios and Gann
  • The Numerology of Apple Computer
  • Mysteries of the Pythagoreans
  • Philosophical Meanings of Numbers
  • Practical Application of Pythagorean Practices

Vibrations, Cycles, and Harmonic Structures

  • Professional Basketball Players
  • Eratosthenes and Prime Numbers
  • The Law of Vibration
  • Going Beyond Astrology
  • W. D. Gann As An Astrologer
  • Getting In Sync with Market Cycles
  • Vibrational Fundamentals
  • Matching The Trader To The Cycles
  • Apple In depth
  • Establishing Resonance With The Markets
  • Mathematics and Numerology
  • The Answer To All Questions
  • Omarr and Tobey – Mysteries of the Thought Dial
  • Number Days in the Markets
  • The Real Importance of the Circle
  • Bucky Fuller’s Remarkable Insights
  • Making Your Own Abacus
  • The Prime Number 3 as a Special Case
  • Understanding Harmonic Structures

Power Numbers and Vibrational Dynamics

  • Understanding Gann
  • Pattern, Price and Time
  • Vibrational Patterns In Trading Ranges
  • Prime Numbers and Vibrations
  • When Stock Prices Take A Rest
  • Determining Support and Resistance
  • How Congestion Adds To Trading Power
  • The 50% Retracement Rule
  • Filling Trading Gaps
  • Vibrational Energies From Lows To Highs
  • The Zodiac As A Measuring Tool
  • Spheres and Great Circles
  • Decimalization of Zodiac Positions
  • Using A Pocket Calculator for Degree Conversion
  • Finding Market Prices In A Horoscope Chart
  • Planetary Movements That Drive Price Action
  • Applying Planetary Price Line Analysis
  • The Power Number Concept
  • Midpoints and Angular Relationships
  • Knowing Where To Look For Planetary Prices
  • Reviewing The Deductive Process

Gann Integrations, Advanced Power Numbers and Personal Cycles

  • Why Don’t We Follow The Rules?
  • The Dual Purpose of Back-Testing
  • The Biggest Trading Trap
  • Gann’s Rule For Losing Trades
  • Why Stops Are Vital In Trading
  • Internalizing Core Gann Concepts
  • Planetary Aspects and Market Power Numbers
  • Mirror Images of Power Numbers
  • Zodiac Equivalents For Degree Prices
  • Discovering Solstice Points
  • The Book That’s Impossible To Read
  • Astrological Analysis of Prices and Market Events
  • Sorting Stocks By Closing Prices
  • Finding Correct Highs and Lows In The Market
  • Your Personal Four-Month Cycles
  • Power and Clarity By Dividing The Year Into Thirds

The Universal Clock and The Square of Nine

  • Fibonacci Trader – Galactic Trader Software
  • The Universal Clock
  • Time and Price On The Clock
  • Calibrating Prices On The Wheel
  • Applying Calendar Dates To The Universal Clock
  • Discovering The Hours of the Day
  • Coordinating Compass Directions wit the Clock
  • Finding Trading Ranges on the Universal Clock
  • Planetary Confirmations of Current Trading Prices
  • The 0 Degree Aries Point In Price Calibration
  • Exploring Gann’s Square of 9
  • Harmonics on the Plastic Overlay
  • Clockwise and Counter-Clockwise Rotation
  • Precision Printing For Gann Wheels
  • The Square of 12 versus the Square of 9
  • Running Down Rabbit Trails
  • Comparing the Square of 9 to the Universal Clock
  • The Squares of Numbers and Magic Squares
  • Gann’s Emphasis on 144
  • Price Limitations on the Square of 9
  • The Gann Wheel Triangle and Four-Month Cycles
  • The Grand Trine in U.S. History
  • The Deep End of the Swimming Pool
  • A Sacred Endeavor and a Sense of Wonder
  • Intraday Highs and Lows
  • The Square of 9 on Timing Solution
  • Applying Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence to the Markets
  • The Square of 9 in Galactic Trader and Other Software Programs
  • The Next Stage In The Adventure
  • Planetary Harmonics and Power Numbers at a Key Support Level
  • Using Planetary Price Lines with Factors and Harmonics
  • Trading Validation from Vibrational Patterns

UPDATE – November 21, 2018

The DVDs from this event are now available!

The first shipments will go out on Friday, November 23.

If you order before then, you can get a a pre-publicaiton discount.

But even if you miss that deadline, this set of 5 DVDs is really an incredible value. And it’s packed with information you won’t find anywhere else!

CLICK HERE for more details and ordering llinks.

Equinox Forecast with Larry Pesavento

I had an opportunity to share my equinox forecast during a great interview yesterday with Larry Pesavento on his “Trade What You See” radio show on TFNN.

As with any major pivot point in the markets, a calendar-based equinox forecast is not just about a specific date (although that’s certainly important).

As we look ahead with this equinox forecast, we’re much more concerned about the specific astrological alignments that can trigger significant market movements.

S&P Equinox Forecast
Fall Equinox Forecast Chart for the S&P 500

In this case, that’s the upcoming Cardinal Ingress just a few days from now – the movement of the Sun into the zodiacal sign of Libra.

What W. D. Gann Saw In An Equinox Forecast

This key passage into Libra is the Fall Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s the Spring Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere, marking the first day of Spring.

It’s an event that W. D. Gann paid a lot of attention to. He knew just how significant it can be in triggering key turning points in the overall market environment. It also impacts specific trade set-ups as well.

In fact, Gann gave special attention to all four Cardinal Ingresses each year – not only in his published forecasts and work for his private clients, but also in his own chart work and personal assessments of emerging market trends.

His remarkable insights can be applied to any equinox effectively. They are also useful whenever there’s a solstice, at the start of Winter or Summer.

A Particularly Powerful Example

In this particular case, the upcoming equinox looks like it will be a particularly powerful turning point in the market action.

That likelihood is due to the fact that the equinox isn’t acting alone. It’s combined with other planetary influences. It needs to be taken into context.

When we focus on the broader picture, we can gain valuable insights.

We can also develop more effective trading strategies, and get more rewarding results in the markets, too!

Here’s the replay of the complete interview with Larry Pesavento:

 

Mercury Retrograde Ends At Last

Mercury retrograde.

What a pain in the neck.

What a pain in the posterior, too.

I’ve been working with astrology for well over 50 years. But I still haven’t gotten completely used to those annoying times when we have Mercury retrograde.

Mercury Retrograde Cycles

And those times aren’t  all that unusual, either.

As I noted in my book Mercury, Money & The Markets, we get a Mercury retrograde period about three times a year, for about three weeks each time.

I still get blind-sided.

I still make mistakes.

But I also get inspired to continue the Mercury research, looking for more correlations between planetary cycles and actions in the markets.

I shared some of that research during a live webinar earlier today. We focused on the impact of Mercury direct stations on a variety of market sectors.

Here’s an excerpt from that session:

Ominous Solstice Signals Challenges

Today marks a particularly ominous solstice.

In and of itself, of course, a solstice isn’t especially threatening. It’s not even very rare.

The summer solstice is one of two dates in the annual solar cycle when the Sun seems to stand still.

In the Northern Hemisphere it marks the first day of Summer.

As the “longest day of the year” it provides the greatest amount of daylight compared to the hours of darkness in this 24-hour period.

It’s a time for ritual and celebration, including a gathering at Stonehenge.

But in the Southern Hemisphere it’s the beginning of Winter.

Gann Watched The Solstice Carefully

For traders, especially for those who follow in the footsteps of W. D. Gann, the solstice marks a critical turning point in the annual progress of the markets.

It’s a time when there’s a high likelihood of trend reversals.

That means it can bring big trading opportunities.

And, as I’ve noted in a previous blog post, W. D. Gann gave it special attention each year.

An Ominous Solstice Event

From an astrological perspective, however, not all solstices are created equal.

They are all important turning points, of course. But in each case, we can examine the planetary impact of the solar alignment at the time of the solstice.

And that’s where we start to find challenges associated with this current solstice.

It does appear to be an ominous solstice, indeed.

Consider the position of the solstice itself.

By definition, it’s on the cardinal axis, at 0 degrees Aries and its fourth-harmonic equivalents.

But today’s solstice does more than that.

It also activates Venus in the eighth harmonic.

And even more importantly, it’s exactly aligned with the transiting Saturn/Hades midpoint.

Ominous Solstice 06212017 90-Degree Dial
The ominous Solstice for June 2017 on the 90-degree dial shows the activation of Venus and the Saturn/Hades midpoint.

That alignment alone is enough to make this an ominous solstice.

Just note what Alfred Witte had to say about the Saturn/Hades combination in his classic book on Rules for Planetary Pictures. He said it indicated:

“Poverty. Hard luck. To be separated through accidents, or unemployment. Melancholy. Trouble. Sadness. The alien. Refugees. Serious obstacles. Severe sickness or unemployment of long duration. Enemies. Enmity. Serious loss. Prison. Epidemics. Illness restrictions. Ugly habits. Matters that are either put off or never finished. To be impoverished by sickness. Isolation through sickness. Damages to the crops.”

There’s certainly not much cause for optimism in that description!

But we can refine our understanding of what we can expect in the aftermath of this ominous solstice if we consider each of the activations of that Saturn/Hades midpoint.

Venus Implications

The eighth-harmonic Venus trigger of the Saturn/Hades midpoint at the time of the solstice is an indication of poverty, filth, illicit unions, and dirty alliances. It’s associated with premature births, miscarriages, and serious abdominal diseases. Personal interactions connected with this planetary picture can range from ineffective service to extremely unpleasant associations with vulgar or unscrupulous people.

The Aries Point Trigger

With the alignment of the Saturn/Hades midpoint along the cardinal axis of the zodiac, there’s an emphasis on the likelihood of plagues, epidemics and famine in the months following the solstice. The resulting loss of life can be so devastating that it could become difficult to identify the dead. Strangers, fugitives and refugees are in the spotlight. There’s a big potential for massive job layoffs and an increase in unemployment.

The Role of the Sun

The solar activation of the Saturn/Hades midpoint signals the potential for physical frailty and illness for prominent men in key positions. There’s also the possibility for grief and losses through rejection, a sudden loss of position, or arrest and imprisonment.

In the aggregate, then, this ominous solstice represents the potential for a major challenge to established political structures, to community consciousness, and to the general welfare of the world’s populations.

If we want to cling to high-minded ideas and lofty ideals in an effort to articulate a new state of consciousness in social structures and geopolitical opportunities, we need to prepare ourselves.

This ominous solstice is stern reminder of the serious work that lies ahead.