by John Hogue
The HogueProphecy Archive Website
I write this article not on the day of America’s most important
election in history. That already happened four years ago in the
year 2000. The course of US politics and world history was set.
Indeed, whoever the president will be the choices made by--or stolen
from--the American people in the 2000 election have gained a
momentum that will run and reverberate through the history of the
next 30 years. The dangling chad high jinks of 2000 has put into
power a bellicose and internationally unilateralist, interventionist
administration. Bush Corp. consists of former movers and shakers of
the fossil fuel industry--the very industry responsible for
producing the key ingredient for runaway climate change. Current
American policy and fossil fuel consumption are in effect throwing
gasoline on the fires of global warming. And, it is a prescient fact
that hundreds of prophecies from around the world--including even
those recently published by the Pentagon--point to climate
disruption as the key trigger for apocalyptic global warfare in the
I believe the terrorist attack on
11 September 2001 would have
happened no matter whether Al Gore was president in place of
Bush. The reaction to such an attack may have been quite different
though. Thanks to decisions made in 2000, a better future
prosecution of the war against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, is
gone, and ecologically responsible US economic policies forestalling
a global climate war, a dream.
The 16th-century French seer, Nostradamus, foresaw the attack on the
Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. I have
commented on two prophecies about the attack in books and articles
since 1983. (
Nostradamus: A Life and Myth - 3 November 2003) . My interpretations over the years anticipated a
defining incident, such as a terrorist attack on America by Middle
Eastern extremists sometime shortly after 1999. This Peal
Harbor-style surprise attack would trigger the first world war of
the Aquarian Age - a war of international terrorism set to undermine
civilization in a conflict lasting 27 years.
Even now, that war can be cut short. There is a prophecy from
Nostradamus that could be taken as a positive alternative history.
In it, America learns the right lesson from the shock of 9/11,
changes policies and greatly diminishes the impact of the 27-year
conflict on the world. In previous books and articles, Quatrain 24
of Century 6 dates a time in the summer of 2002 when the American
people as well as the president might begin reaping the whirlwind
because they did not take stock of their part in the dysfunctional,
and hypocritical relationship with the Middle East over the past
half-century. Shortly after July 2002 America will wage a ruinous
war in the Middle East. A hard and needless lesson unavoided brings
a hard lesson learned in four to six years. Thus, when America
changes leaders and pulls out of Iraq, a new policy in the
East solves the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, revitalizes Arab
moderates taking support away from terrorists. The new American
president seizes an opportunity to forestall the destruction and
horrors of the coming 27 year war and bring peace to the world.
Quatrain 24 of Century 6 reads:
Mars & le sceptre se trouuera conioinct,
Dessoubz Cancer calamiteuse guerre:
Vn peu apres sera nouueau Roy oingt,
Qui par long temps pacifiera la terre.
Mars and the sceptre (of Jupiter) will meet in conjunction,
A calamitous war under Cancer:
A short time afterward a new king will be anointed,
Who will bring peace to the earth for a long time.
Now let us break my interpretation down line by line:
"Mars and the sceptre (of Jupiter) will meet in conjunction..."
Nostradamus begins the prophecy with an astrological conjunction of
Mars with Jupiter. This took place at the end of June through the
beginning of July 2002. They were conjoined on the birthdate of
America - 4 July.
"...A calamitous war under Cancer..."
America was born "under"
the sign of Cancer. The current president,
G. W. Bush, was also born "under" the sign of Cancer. Astrologically
speaking, Nostradamus is clearly pointing to America and its leader.
At this time both will already be fighting a war with the "great
king of terror" Nostradamus foresaw in Quatrain 72 of Century 10. In
that prophecy, he expected this war would begin in 1999, either
during the "seventh" month (of Cancer), or "Sept mois" (seventh
month) is a code for "September." It would seem that
peering into the future back in 1557 got the year wrong but perhaps
got the month right - "September" 2001, not "1999."
The cryptic quality of this line also implies that a choice will be
made around the early summer of 2002 by the Cancerian president that
will propel the Cancerian United States into a disastrous war. This
could be the one foreseen in Century 3 Quatrain 61 by Nostradamus in
"Mesopotamia" (modern Iraq), wherein, an Islamic rebellion of the
Sharia "law" holds firm against a great host of new "crusaders."
(New Crusades and Quagmires
- 11 July 2003)
Line three of 6 Q24 reads:
"...A short time afterward a new king will be anointed..."
A "short time" to
Nostradamus, who wrote a history of the future
covering thousands of years can be several years long. Therefore,
the anointing or in modern terms the "election" of a new American
leader either implies the election takes place on 2 November 2004
with J. F. Kerry becoming the "new king" of America, or
re-elected - as I believe he will be - and the advent of a new leader
is delayed until election day, 4 November 2008.
The final line of the prophecy reads:
"...Who will bring peace to the earth for a long time."
Whoever this new leader of America is,
he or "she" is destined to
change the course of American foreign and Middle Eastern policy in a
way that could forestall, delay, or greatly diminish the impact of
the 27-year war of terrorism.
A full accounting of Quatrain 24 of Century 6 can be read:
A Calamitous War Under Cancer? Or, Peace for
a Long Time? [30 September 2002] .
Two years ago I closed my interpretation of line four in that
article with the following:
"Perhaps the change in leadership comes from the current president
dying in office, or more hopefully from a new administration elected
in 2004. Only events and time will tell which fate awaits the
"There is hope that peace and a new understanding about the
East will prevail. It could come from America collectively enduring
a hard karmic lesson for its past hypocrisies in the name of
democracy, freedom and peace. In 2004, the American electorate might
stop the social and economic discord caused by another politically
crippled Texan president, stuck in the Middle Eastern quagmire of a
new Vietnam. The chastened American people might elect a new
who ’will bring peace to the earth for a long time.’"
This statement above may engender hope in the
Kerry camp. However, I
believe that hope is premature. I believe the following passage
written a half year ago bears more prescient clarity on what,
astrologically speaking, will be the judge in America’s fortunes
after the election of 2004:
"The 16th-century French seer in
Century 6, Quatrain 24 of his magnum prophetic opus ’Les Propheties’
predicted that a ’calamitous
war under Cancer’ would be fought shortly after the conjunction of
Mars with Jupiter. The most recent conjunction of the two planets
took place in June of 2002. America invaded and occupied
the following year. America was born under the sign of Cancer, as is
its current president. Are they both marked for calamity? Perhaps
the planet Saturn will be the judge. Saturn in predictive astrology
is the planet of karmic payment (that is, reactions that come home
to roost from positive or negative actions committed). Saturn is
also the ruler of personal and cosmic reality checks. Resist reality
and you will suffer. Accept reality, and Saturn helps individuals
and nations evolve and transcend their negative actions."
We can understand why Americans have four more years of travails to
suffer by interpreting the astrological influence of Saturn on
Kerry’s and Bush’s birth charts on election day - the astrological
"birth day" of the next four-year term.
G. W. Bush’s destiny will be karmically magnified - for better or for
worse - on election day, 2 November when Saturn transits 27 degrees
Cancer in virtual conjunction over his natal Saturn position at 26
degrees Cancer. The good news for Bush is that the US birth chart
has Saturn sitting in Libra at 14 degrees. That means Saturn’s
current transit over Bush’s natal Saturn position magnifies an
ultimately positive though difficult uphill battle to final victory
in the 2004 election. Bush will win but other negative aspects to
Bush’s natal Saturn in his chart on that day will also
of his limitations and weaknesses as a leader in his second term.
After the baying of lawyers and the re-counts have come and gone,
Bush will stand for inauguration in January 2005 over a country
bitterly divided. Under his second four-year term:
suffer domestic civil unrest
lose a war in
fight new wars
in Iran and North Korea
there will be an economic
crisis over oil
as early as the summer of 2005
there will also be a second
terrorist attack on the domestic front, transcending the devastation
it will most likely take place as early as the high
summer of 2005 when Saturn begins its transit of Leo
or, the attack
comes in the president’s his final year in office - 2008
Saturn will not aid
J.F. Kerry’s bid for election on 2 November.
The contender has his natal Saturn in retrograde and in opposition
to his natal sun in Sagittarius. His Saturn is directly conjunct the
natal Mars (energy ruler) of America. This gives him a beneficial
karmic thrust as a Saturnian reality messenger for Americans.
However, the retrograde (inverted and introspective) nature of his
Saturn, in opposition to his Sun (the ruler of ego and outer
personality) in Sagittarius, inhibits Kerry’s ability to communicate
that reality to Americans. Add to this Kerry’s stellium of planets
in Gemini and in layman’s terms you have an astrological argument in
favor of the Republicans who call Kerry a flip flopper. He is
someone who can argue a point 27 ways - all of them tedious and
unappealing to the average American, even if he is telling them the
truth. Add this impediment to the collective impediment of an
American populace, who, under the current negative transit of Saturn
through Cancer, generally want to escape from their political
reality. One sees this escapism in action in the hysterical Blue
liberal battle cry, "Anybody but Bush!" versus the anal retentive
Red conservative battle cry, "My Bush, right or wrong!"
Kerry’s force of Gemini Saturn, conjunct America’s
Gemini Mars will
definitely see him come on strong at the end of this long
presidential campaign. He certainly surged to win the debates in
October and tighten the race to a virtual dead heat. However, Saturn
in Cancer for Bush, positively aspected with the natal Saturn of the
US birth Chart on 2 November, is far more solid (and dare I say it)
far more in sync with the present unconscious Saturnian state of
Americans citizens who vote more with their gut feelings, and for
image, rather than vote on the basis of record and fact. Bush is
more like them than Kerry. He is inarticulate but forceful. He makes
you comfortable. He prefers a simple bromide to set to rest a
complex issue. He is that populist, all-Amercan "good guy," the
"white hat," the cowboy. He is a Cancerian blind believer in the
Cancerian American dream.
The sign of Cancer rules dreaming - also nightmares. The karmic
lesson for Cancerians, be they individuals or whole nations, is to
come out of their shells. They need to let go of their dreams, and
embrace the bliss of a greater reality transcending their
attachments to sweet but isolating illusions. In the next four
years, Saturn destines President Bush to personify and reflect back
to Americans their dysfunctional understanding of democracy at home
and abroad. If Bush is at the helm, they could stubbornly hold onto
conceited illusions of America’s role in the world and continue
denying what needs reform. Saturn transiting through
Cancer, Leo and
n the next four years will then
reap a nightmare. Only when
our dreams become nightmares do we desire to awaken.
That awakening may come with a new leader "anointed" in 2008.