Category: Climate

The Era of Mass Migration Has Begun

I discuss how sea level rise will impact the real estate market in the United States and around the world, and result in widespread mass migration. Yes, even in so-called “developed” countries.

This episode was published on March 15, 2023.

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Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is March 14th, 2023.

If you listened to my last episode, I said I wasn’t going to be producing anything until around March 21st. And then I had this unexpected opportunity where I have some time and it’s quiet. And it got me thinking about something I want to talk about here. And that is this.

I have long had kind of a sense of foresight. I can see trends forming many years in advance. And this started for me when I was a young child.

Now, that doesn’t usually serve me because I’m often so far ahead of myself that other people don’t really understand or accept what I’m suggesting is going to happen. And it’s generally too far ahead to benefit from investments and things like that.

But it kind of explains my perspective and why I’m concerned about the kinds of things I’m concerned about and why I do what I do. And I want to illustrate how that works for me because I thought it would be interesting.

Now in the past little while I’ve read several articles which really struck me because I could see how things were going to play out from this evidence. And if I had more time, I might actually address each of those individually on a day by day basis because I find it fascinating. But for right now, because of my limited amount of time, I want to use one example.

Now you could argue that I am simply extrapolating. Fair enough. But the reality is that very few people apparently do this. Or if they do, they don’t take their extrapolation very seriously. And I can say that because I’ve seen it happen countless times over the years. Countless times. I take it seriously.

To illustrate this, I’m going to use an article that was published in the Washington Post on Saturday, March 11th of 2023. So I read this on Saturday. It’s fairly long, but you don’t need to read it necessarily.

The title is “Insurers/Hurricane Ian Payouts Far Below Damage Estimates Documents and Insiders Reveal.” And it goes on to articulate how tens of thousands and upwards of 200,000 some people have had all these issues collecting insurance payouts allegedly – because it hasn’t been proven in court I don’t believe – related to Hurricane Ian, which struck Florida in September of 2022.

tens of thousands and upwards of 200,000 some people have had all these issues collecting insurance payouts, allegedly

So what has happened in Florida is that – because it has been battered by so many severe weather events in recent times – that a lot of the major insurers have pulled back because they were losing money. Apparently. I’m being cautious with my words.

And that left a void where a lot of smaller insurance companies came in to provide services, but they are not nearly as well capitalized.

So according to this report in the Washington Post, what was happening is that adjusters would go out, make assessments, come back, and then their adjustments were severely cut down. So that in some cases people who thought they were fully covered would only get a tiny fraction of what they were expecting. And if you have significant damage to your house, this can amount to a lot of money.

So of course now most people will read this, if they do at all, and think, “Oh, this is just an insurance company-related issue that will somehow be resolved.” Or in the worst case, the government will back them.

But a lot of the people who are dealing with these challenges, the homeowners, may have to get involved in litigation and so forth. It gets very complicated. And meanwhile, they may have homes that they can’t use or that are severely damaged, etc. And it could be things like mold. It could be structures where the roof was blown off and their house is unusable, which of course they still owe money to the bank on.

In Canada here at least, you have to have insurance on your home in order to even get a mortgage from a bank, for the most part. So it’s a very serious issue.

So most people, I think, would just read this and think, “This is just an insurance problem. It’ll get fixed.” But that’s not where my mind stops.

Because I have been very involved for many years with climate change-related matters, I have been aware of these kinds of looming situations for a long time.

The southern half of Florida is for the most part is a mere one meter, or around three feet, above sea level. It is quite likely that all of that territory will be lost in the coming decades. Literally.

And of course, there are millions of people who are in total denial about this because they refuse to accept reality and buy into all kinds of conspiracy theories and whatnot. That’s beside the point. Insurance companies don’t give a crap about conspiracy theories. They deal with reality, for the most part.

So let’s extrapolate from this.

So most people would say, “Well, the government will step in and force insurance companies to be able to back up their claims.” Well, maybe or maybe not, and to what degree?

Or the insurance companies can raise rates dramatically, which would severely impact the lives of the people who own these properties. In some places, like after Hurricane Sandy, there were fears of insurance costing as much as $20,000 a month if I recall correctly. Well, that’s not practical, realistically.

Because there’s a lot of dumb people, like I said, who don’t believe in science. So what’s going to happen is that in the coming years and decades, it will eventually become clear to people that these properties are literally untenable.

At some point, a large number of people will try and sell their properties, probably at significantly reduced values, which will cause something like a bank run, except it’ll be real estate. And these people will all need to relocate somewhere else because it is just too expensive to insure those properties.

At some point, a large number of people will try and sell their properties, probably at significantly reduced values, which will cause something like a bank run, except it’ll be real estate.

And even the government will have limits as to how far they’re willing to go to keep pouring money into properties that will literally be underwater at some point. Somehow and somewhere, there has to be a line drawn.

The other thing, of course, is that if the government continues to bail out people like this, they’re using taxpayer money to do this, and taxpayers eventually will say “this is ridiculous, why do we keep throwing good money after bad?”

So all of those people, in those regions that are coastal and highly prone to extreme weather events, are basically sitting ducks, whether they know it or not.

The smart money will move first, and the longer you wait, the more you’re going to lose, basically.

Of course, this migration will put pressure on other areas which people deem to be more safe or secure, which will see an influx of people, of course, driving up real estate values in those areas.

And many of these places, obviously, do not have the infrastructure or capacity to deal with significant numbers of new residents, many of whom will have lost significant amounts of assets from depreciated coastal properties.

We know that for sure we can expect something like 3 feet of sea level rise this century. I personally think that’s probably a significant underestimate, and there’s increasing evidence to suggest that that is true.

The ice sheets and land-based ice masses around the world are disappearing at a rate that exceeds many of the projections. One thing that is generally true with climate science is that what is actually happening is worse than what was predicted.

So insurance companies aren’t going to offer insurance to people where they are going to constantly lose money, because they’re in the business of making money.

The government will only support these people to a point, because otherwise they’ll go bankrupt trying to do so, and there will be a lot of opposition to bailing out people with pricey homes on Florida beaches.

And, in fact, all of this was predictable at least 15 years or more ago, if not 30 or 40. But because many people refuse to accept reality or don’t think very far ahead, that’s why we run into situations like this.

…all of this was predictable at least 15 years or more ago, if not 30 or 40.

So like, when I read an article like this, I’m kind of like, “Oh, this is just an early symptom of a much larger problem that is only going to get worse, because even if we were to radically reduce carbon emissions today, there is a huge lag in the climate system.”

Things would get worse for quite some time to come, and even if they stabilized, ocean levels for example would continue to rise for quite some time until we reached a new equilibrium which could take decades if not centuries. We don’t really know for sure, because we’ve never really been in this situation, and there are positive feedbacks that contribute more greenhouse gases to the atmosphere, like eliminating rainforests and melting permafrost and things like that.

So it’s a giant experiment, although we generally know which direction we’re going.

And this applies to all coastal regions, not just the United States, but all around the world. Wherever there is vulnerable coastline, basically, or low-lying river deltas.

So like I said, the smart money has already made their move, and then there’s a continuum as to how far down the line, like the people who wait too long are going to get burned really bad.

And the real question is, economically at least, when does a critical mass of people realize this? Because that’s the tipping point.

Now we’ll probably see this whole scenario I’m describing unfold over the coming years. To be clear, this will play out over decades.

Hurricanes don’t always strike the same places every year, but if over the next few years we have significant hurricane events in the Gulf or on the eastern seaboard of the United States, I suspect that we’re going to see this be a very significant issue indeed.

The global economy is a lot more fragile than people think. Even a few percentage points off GDP can make a huge difference.

So how much real estate are we talking about? Trillions of dollars? There are many countries in the world who do not have a gross domestic product of a trillion dollars. It’s a lot.

And when you take real estate off the books, which is something that normally never happens or extremely rarely, it is money that literally vaporizes. It can’t be replaced. You know, there might be an example of somebody who has a house near a volcano or something like that, but we’re talking about massive amounts of low-lying coastal real estate.

Just to put things in perspective, Greenland is worth about 7 meters of sea level rise. That’s about 21 feet. All of Antarctica and Greenland, you’re talking 225 feet or 70 some meters.

Now, it would take centuries if not millennia for all of Antarctica to melt, but we don’t need to have all of it disappear to have dramatically significant consequences.

Even a few feet, much less 10 or 20, well, think about places like New York City, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, etc. Most of the Nile River Delta, which is a hugely important agricultural zone, a breadbasket as it were, is very close to sea level.

Another thing, is the government likely to promote this inevitable reality or not? Do they want to provoke or instigate a dramatic run on that real estate? If it were to happen in short order, it could literally crash the economy.

So, even though this is true and even though they know it’s going to happen, are they going to promote that fact? Not likely. It would also potentially be politically suicidal.

In other words, they don’t want people to panic. Or, at the very least, they want to postpone it as long as possible.

Nonetheless, these outcomes are almost guaranteed to occur. The question is when and how, and how quickly do they unfold?

This is not mere uninformed conjecture. If we look at the evidence and the facts and the science as we understand it and know it right now, these outcomes are inevitable. This is only one aspect of what will unfold, and is already unfolding.

Of course, all this will be compounded by increasing heat and drought in other areas, particularly the equatorial zones. But those are separate issues. I’m only focusing on sea level rise here.

And all of this, all of it, is directly related to the combustion of fossil fuels.

And no, it is not related to solar activity. That is actually insulting to our intelligence. It is relatively trivial to measure solar activity. To think that no one has already thought of that or considered it is ludicrous.

There is, in fact, no other subject in all of human history that has been studied more than climate change. It would take hundreds of thousands of really dumb people to overlook examining something as obvious as solar activity.

So when people suggest that is the primary cause or anything close to it, ask for one shred of credible evidence. There is none. Zero. They are lying or misinformed. And anyone so poorly informed probably shouldn’t be commenting on the topic.

If you took all of the profits that were generated by fossil fuels as an industry, it would represent only a tiny fraction of the actual costs that will be incurred in the near and distant future.

It is often referred to as the social cost of carbon. In other words, the costs are socialized to the general public from the activity that benefited very select and specific commercial and corporate interests. They download their actual expenses or externalities to humanity as a whole.

…costs are socialized to the general public from the activity that benefited very select and specific commercial and corporate interests.

So it’s not profitable at all, in other words, if you factor in the actual costs of that activity. It’s a net negative. In the long run, at least.

And this has been known for many years. It is not a surprise.

Now there’s a lot of science involved in this, which I’m not getting into a lot of detail about here because my audience is a general audience. And I’m not actually a climate scientist. So bear that in mind. But you can go read about this for months if you want to.

This is just one example of the kind of things I read and that I read into and extrapolate from that have monumentally significant implications that most people – as far as I’m concerned – don’t think about. Now I’m sure some of you do, but you’re a minority, I can assure you.

So I will put a link to that article in the description, of course. You can read it yourself.

But that’s not really the point. The point is the exercise.

I do not make any income whatsoever from producing videos. And I have a growing list of topics I want to discuss.

So if you find this content interesting, you can support me by doing things like commenting, liking, subscribing, sharing, and I do astrology readings.

I particularly like to help people clarify and understand their spiritual or evolutionary mission in this lifetime using astrology.

I would like to be able to devote all of my time to this. So I appreciate all of your support.

Anyway, that’s all for now. And I’ll put a link in my description if you want to contact me.

Take care. All the best. And I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

The article that I reference in this episode:

Insurers slashed Hurricane Ian payouts far below damage estimates, documents and insiders reveal

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Critically important climate milestones – Jan 8, 2024

Regrettably, but unsurprisingly, it was reported today that 2023 smashed the record for world’s hottest year by huge margin.

Today The Guardian also published some extraordinary and very significant remarks made by Prof James Hansen which I encapsulated in the graphic displayed below. Hansen made these remarkable statements when he was questioned about his recent assertions that we will surpass the 1.5°C threshold of global warming in 2024.

For something like 20 years (at least) I have been making similar arguments about the IPCC – that its projections were too conservative, and thus misleading. Many people who have known me for a long time can attest to this. I have also made many statements to this effect publicly via social media. So, being vindicated is an important but bittersweet milestone for me personally.

Today, when sharing the graphic below, I included with the following preamble:

“These statements by Prof James Hansen finally vindicate what a few of us (myself included) have been adamantly proclaiming for many, many years. The significance of this cannot be overstated. The IPCC has been widely considered to be the definitive source for “credible” data and guidance on this urgently important topic of global concern.”

Text version of this graphic:

Prof James Hansen:

“the 1.5C global warming ceiling has been passed for all practical purposes… Passing through the 1.5C world is a significant milestone because it shows that the story being told by the United Nations, with the acquiescence of its scientific advisory body, the IPCC, is a load of bullshit”

– Prof James Hansen

Global heating will pass 1.5C threshold this year, top ex-Nasa scientist says (Jan 8, 2024)

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Drama and Detachment During This Intensely Karmic Cycle

I discuss how I was shown we will benefit from practicing detachment in the near future – or very near future – due to lots of big drama which will be unfolding. 

I also discuss how this related to Pluto transiting around 29° Capricorn (the “Anaretic” degree) which I have talked about before, as well as the Timeline Split I have also covered.

See previous episodes linked under “References” (below).

This episode was recorded on August 16, 2023 and it was published on August 17, 2023 at 3:08pm EDT.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings, all.

Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is August 17, 2023.

This was recorded on August 16.

I will be showing some dates on the screen at various points. If that matters to you, you may want to view this on YouTube.

Something very interesting happened in my spiritual practice a few nights ago, and I felt like I should share it. What happened was that I was shown very clearly how to detach from my emotions or emotional responses to external stimuli. That may sound trivial or trite, but let me explain.

The concept of spiritual detachment is not unfamiliar to me. Anybody who studies or reads about spirituality will come across this idea, which is effectively remaining objective and detached from what is occurring in our lives. And I have experienced that many times in meditation and otherwise.

However, what occurred the other night in my spiritual practice was very unusual, because I felt like I was being shown this very deliberately and intentionally, and it was kind of mechanical.

As anyone who listens to me knows, I’ve stated that I do a lot of reading about current affairs because I’m fascinated with what is happening in the world, I want to know why it’s happening and I want to know what the implications are. So these trends are very important.

But increasingly I’ve been noticing that we’re seeing more and more expressions that are very extreme. Anyone who follows the news will understand what I’m talking about.

And it’s very easy to get into an emotional state when doing this because it can be very disturbing and upsetting. Polarization, as I have stated before, is actually increasing, and I did a whole episode on that. So the darkness in humanity is becoming more and more self-evident, and it can be quite shocking.

I can’t really describe this sort of technique I was shown, but I applied it in my spiritual practice and I found I was able to hold thoughts in my mind while remaining detached from them emotionally. So it wasn’t necessary for me to, for example, turn off my intellect to do that. And that’s the key.

We need to remain aware, but we also need to make sure that it does not take too much of a toll on us emotionally or otherwise.

The reason I’m sharing this is because this experience was very striking to me. Like I said before, these are not new concepts.

After my spiritual practice, I was contemplating why I had that experience, and the next thought I had was, it’s because we’re going to be going through a period where there is going to be a lot of drama. And that is self-evident as well.

So I sense that there’s going to be a lot of things happening that could be quite shocking, and that we need to be prepared for that, and that we need to know how to be aware without being disempowered. And that’s why I’m sharing it, because I suspect that a lot of my listeners are people like me.

And we’re going to need to practice some high-level detachment to get through whatever is going to be occurring in the coming weeks and months or even years.

So it’s a bit ominous because it implies that there may be a lot of rather shocking things that are going to be occurring in the near future.

It’s interesting, since I had that experience, I have been able to read and follow what’s going on and at the same time stay centered and balanced in the face of it.

I still have moments where I go like, “Holy crap, I can’t believe that happened.” This is disturbing. This is shocking. I can’t believe that people can be so dark. But then I can step away from it and detach.

I also think that what’s happening is that this contrast between the light and the dark is becoming increasingly stark, and I feel like there’s a separation occurring, that what this process is doing, and it may very well be related to Pluto’s retrograde back into Capricorn through January 20th of 2024, but that people are kind of choosing their path. People are being divided into two camps, and the current energies are forcing that to occur.

So we are seeing the best and the worst in people, and also situations, governments, leaders, politicians, and so forth. The contrast is so stark and dramatic now that there is no doubt about who is on which side.

How that actually resolves in three-dimensional reality I do not know. There are notions like the timeline split that I have talked about and did a whole episode about, but it’s still a bit of a mystery about how this split actually forms in reality.
What I see is that we are so polarized that we’re not actually going to come back together, because there is no middle ground.

There is right and there is wrong. And if you are allied with the darkness, or even tacitly endorsing it, you have made a decision.

But for now, I think what we need to do, like I said, is be prepared for a lot of drama and ideally have the ability to remain emotionally detached so that we don’t get harmed by that.

We can’t just turn our back on this because the forces of darkness will take advantage of that, but we also have to recognize that things are going to play out the way that they do and that people have picked their sides.

Right and wrong, ethical, unethical, moral, immoral, egocentric, egalitarian, truth versus lies, reality versus illusion, light and darkness.

A lot of people seem to think that people are unwittingly ignorant, that they are merely victims, but I believe now that the contrast is so dramatic that on some level people have consciously chosen their path, that they are culpable for their state of being and their actions. And I think I can make a pretty strong case for that.

This is a major fork in the road. It is an inflection point, so the chips will fall where they may. It’s done.

So that’s what I wanted to share. If anyone is feeling anything similar, please let me know.

I personally felt a huge shift in energy almost the moment that Pluto retrograded back into Capricorn. I was like, “Oh my god, I don’t want to go back into that energy! Here we go again!”

And like I said, Pluto will be back in Capricorn through January 20th. So we have another five more months while Pluto is dancing around the Anaretic 29th degree of Capricorn, which is a very potent degree, and there’s a lot of karma being sorted out there.

I felt much more liberated when Pluto was in Aquarius briefly early this year, and I look forward to that occurring more permanently early next year, but I think this next period of time is going to be particularly intense.

I also want to mention that earlier today I had a regression session with Dr. Nadine Sullivan, who I featured a conversation with on my channel recently, and it was really interesting.

It was not what I was expecting. She has some kind of super power.

We didn’t have a lot of time to debrief after the session because I had another appointment, so I’d like to do that before I comment on it further, but I would highly recommend that you check out her services.

I’ll put a link to her website in the episode description.

It was really amazing.

Someone tried to do this with me years ago and it was very difficult for me to get into a regressed state, but with Nadine it was almost so easy I was a bit shocked.

Definitely check it out. Very interesting.

So thank you very much for that Nadine.

Also just a heads up, Mercury will be retrograding in Virgo in just under a week, August 23rd through September 15th, padding on both ends to allow for stations. I’m sure most people who listen to me know the drill.

I look forward to your comments, feedback, input, and thank you very much for all your support as usual.

I’ll put links in the episode description to any related content, and if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

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Our Paradigm is Literally Untenable and Hardly Anyone will Admit it

I discuss how humanity must make profound systemic changes in order to avoid systemic collapse, if that’s even still possible. 

This episode was recorded on the afternoon of August 13, 2023 and it was published on August 14, 2023 at 2:53pm EDT.

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Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is August 14, 2023.

This was recorded on the afternoon of August 13, 2023.

As I’ve mentioned here many times before, I do a lot of reading about current affairs locally and globally.

The main thing that’s been on my mind and that I feel like I want to convey here today is something that I have addressed before, but perhaps not as succinctly as I could. It is critically important for every human being on the planet.

As many of you know, I have followed closely the environmental crisis for many, many years. In fact, I recently wondered if I should start an entirely different platform to focus on that topic. But what I quickly realized is that it is moving so fast and that there are events occurring all around the world on a daily basis, that it would be a full-time job just to cover that topic.

It is absolutely stunning and astonishing both how quickly things are happening and how extreme these events are. Maui in Hawaii, which I’m sure everyone is familiar with, is one example.

But the Western media doesn’t do a very good job of covering events that are happening in other parts of the world, like Europe, the Mediterranean, the Persian Gulf, Asia, Antarctica, the Arctic, and so on. It really would be a full-time job just to stay abreast of that on a daily basis.

The real point that I want to convey, though, is that all of these developments are symptomatic of the fact that our perpetual growth paradigm is dead. It’s over. It’s done.

Our governments, our economies, our societies are still premised on the basis of perpetual growth in order to sustain living standards, financial systems, employment, healthcare, everything else.

However, contradicting that is that in recent decades, humanity—and I’m getting strong chills saying this—humanity has exceeded the carrying capacity of planet Earth.

We can no longer live and consume in the ways that we have. If we choose to do that, it will almost certainly result in a very disorderly collapse of civilization, at least as we currently understand it.

There is no way that our economy will be able to sustain the perpetual body blows, so-to-speak, that we will be experiencing in coming years and decades. None.

The infrastructure and services that we rely upon on a daily basis are already in a very degraded state of repair. The costs of unrelenting extreme weather events and highly irregular climatic changes cannot be absorbed in our current paradigm without some form of systemic social, economic or political collapse. Mark my words, this is not hyperbole.

Our current civilization arose in a period of relative climatic stability and predictability. That stability is now out the window, and it won’t be coming back in any remotely foreseeable timeframe.

One of the most shocking things about this from my perspective is that although extreme weather events are getting quite a bit of coverage because they’re dramatic, hardly anyone is talking about how this is going to affect our societies and the way we live.

Many will argue that the root of the problem is that there are too many people on planet Earth. But that is extremely misleading. The problem does not come from those in the so-called developing world. The people in the developed world consume vastly more energy and resources and have vastly higher carbon footprints than those in the developing world.

So unless you’re willing to make the unethical and immoral argument that some people should be allowed to have dramatically higher footprints than others, the onus must then fall on those of us in the developed world. And that means that we will have to dramatically curtail our consumption. Period.

We have two choices. We carry on with business as usual and end up with completely catastrophic outcomes, or we change our ways.

It’s hard to think of any politician who would have the courage to say that, for obvious reasons, even though it is absolutely true.

Now I personally am not willing to say that someone in Bangladesh, for example, shouldn’t have the same quality of life as someone in America, or Canada, or the UK, or Germany. It would be ethically indefensible for me to make a statement like that.

So as I said, it’s alarming that hardly anyone is saying this, even though it is true, and even though it is the most important thing that we need to deal with urgently right now.

So we have this epic dilemma, which is what are we going to do? Like I said, politicians won’t say this, but if we carry on with our current course, I can guarantee you that we will be facing complete calamity down the road.

It will get to the point if we cross certain tipping points, and some people are even arguing that we have already crossed some of those tipping points, or that we’re very close to crossing some of them.

We can’t put the genie back in the bottle if we do cross some of those thresholds. It will be out of our control for a very long time.

This is a really complicated subject because the whole premise of capitalism, which is the system that our governments and societies have been promoting for generations, is not just in question, it’s defunct. Meaning that it is no longer rational or defensible or sustainable.

So what will humanity do?

This is one of the biggest questions and most significant points in time in the history of civilization, if not the biggest by far.

The status quo is literally defunct. It cannot be sustained no matter what anybody tells you. We can’t have 8 billion people driving around in EVs. The biosphere will not support that. That’s fantasy. Don’t believe it for a minute.

Hardly anyone is willing to say this or discuss it, so we haven’t even gotten to the point where we’re talking about the root cause of the problem. In effect, a vast number of people are completely deluded.

We have a mass delusion on our hands because we can’t even see reality when it’s staring us directly in the face, if not taunting us, and we can’t even look at it or see it. So we have to overcome that before we can even start talking about what we need to do. That’s the truly shocking and alarming part of all this, is that there’s a tiny fraction of humanity that actually sees what’s happening.

We need a paradigm shift, and I’m not sure what can possibly trigger that other than something very dramatic and probably catastrophic, unfortunately. Again, I just don’t see how we get from here to there otherwise.

I’m not aware of any political parties that are openly acknowledging this with sufficient support or representation to affect the kinds of changes we need anywhere on the planet. In fact, we seem to be going in the opposite direction. It looks like we are choosing a path of collapse, and maybe that’s the only option given humanity’s current state of consciousness, or lack thereof.

As I record this, there are already regions of the world that are on the brink of becoming uninhabitable due to extreme temperatures. And those regions will expand in the coming years or decades. Those people are not just going to sit there and fry, and nobody in good conscience can blame them if they leave and seek safer territory. You’d do the same thing for yourself and your family if it came down to it. And the situation will worsen for years and decades to come.

Humanity must make truly epic and stunning changes, and it needs to do so very quickly. Meanwhile, we have unprecedented levels of polarization, disinformation abounds, a huge chunk of the population is completely out of touch with reality.

People are angry because there’s no stability in their worlds. But none of that will be resolved until we resolve the larger issue. And I struggle to see how we will navigate this without going over the edge.

That’s just an honest assessment of where I’m at and what my thinking is. As I’ve said before, I would prefer that we went into some kind of zero-growth-stasis position until the situation stabilized. The likelihood of that is almost nil, so it looks like we will be going through a disorderly collapse.

There are no silver bullets for this, short of shutting down industrial civilization, which has zero chance of occurring intentionally. I don’t care what anybody says, and I could post evidence all day long to back up my assertions.

So that’s the lay of the land here in the middle of August, 2023. We will have to see how this plays out.

I’ll put links in the episode description to any related content, and if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well.

Sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

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Boomers: Defining a Legacy – The astrology of a generational inflection point

I discuss what I think members of the Boomer demographic should devote themselves to, in coming years, to address generational inequality and leave a laudable legacy for future generations (eg Millennials, Generation Z, etc.).

In my opinion the Boomer generation is comprised of people who were born with Pluto in Leo in their natal chart. Pluto was in Leo between 1937-1958 (check your natal chart to be sure, especially if you were born near the beginning or end of this time period).

This episode was published on January 2, 2024 at 4:16pm EST. It was recorded on Dec 27, 2023.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all! Welcome to Aquarian Diary. I’m your host, John Irving.

It is January 2nd, 2024. The bulk of this was recorded on December 31st, 2023.

I will be displaying some graphics on the screen. If that matters to you, you may prefer to watch this on YouTube.

Happy 2024 everyone! Such an interesting time.

Jupiter went direct on December 30th.

Mercury went direct on the night of January 1st.

In a few weeks, on January 20th, Pluto will enter Aquarius, which I have talked a lot about here.

Finally, Uranus will go direct on January 27th.

At that point, there will be no retrograde planets until April 1st, when Mercury goes retrograde. So this is a period where we will be in full steam ahead energies.

So it’s kind of nice to have 2023 in the rear view mirror.

You know, one of the things about Jupiter is that it does, in some respects, cover the law. So we had all these weird squabbles around legal matters and issues, and everyone was very focused on that, particularly around Donald Trump.

Jupiter had been retrograde between September 4th and December 30th. So now that Jupiter is going direct again, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a little less hesitation with respect to legal matters, prosecutions, indictments, and so forth.

It would be nice to put the whole 45 affair behind us too. Wouldn’t that be a relief? We could actually think about and worry about things that actually matter. Like democracy, or the environment, or solving the polycrisis that humanity faces.

Come on, let’s get it over with. I talked a lot about this in my episode titled “The Infant Rebellion.” Fingers crossed I was right about that.

Today I want to talk about something that’s been on my mind for a while. It’s just been kind of stewing in the back of my mind for quite some time now.

And I noticed that this subject is a bit triggering for people. So I want to preface this by saying that I hope people don’t perceive it that way.

What I’m going to be talking about is actually a call to action. And it came up in the discussion I had recently with Irish Granny Tarot, which I’ll put a link to in the description as usual. Always check the description if there’s any references I put links in there.

I was talking about how Pluto in Aquarius is going to be opposing the sign of Leo. And as far as I’m concerned, the generational cohorts are actually defined by their Pluto placement.

So the whole Pluto and Leo generation, which is really the post-war baby boomers, are going to be being opposed by Pluto. And this is a challenging aspect.

But we don’t necessarily need to be overly fearful of Pluto unless we’ve just been very negligent when it comes to dealing with the issues that Pluto in our natal chart represents. And of course, everyone will have Leo in a different house, one of 12 houses.

But this extended period, a 20-year cycle of Pluto opposing Leo, I just find the timing of it so fascinating. Because of course, many countries around the world now are really concerned about this cohort stepping into retirement, moving out of the workforce.

Of course, when they’re retired, for the most part, they’re not generating taxable income in the form of salaries. And they’re aging, and they will require a lot of support medically and in terms of assisted living in many cases. And some will be experiencing things like dementia and stuff, right? This is just stuff that happens when you get to a certain age.

Now, just for the record, I’m not actually Pluto and Leo. I’m Pluto in Virgo. But most of my friends and mentors and spiritual teachers over the years were Pluto and Leo people.

So, I naturally gravitated towards them, because from my perspective, they were generally more mature than people of my own age. And I was interested always in deep subjects and topics.

I was really interested in things like spirituality and those kinds of topics from late teens, early 20s. Not typical. Most people don’t seem to get interested in this kind of stuff until 30s, 40s, whatever. It’s just the way it is. It’s just the way I’ve always been.

In fact, one of the people who I kind of considered my first mentor is the person who introduced me to astrology. And I was probably 20 years old, something like that. I remember that whole period very distinctly.

So, my point is that I have a tremendous amount of respect for that generation. And of course, the whole counter-cultural movement that arose in the 1960s, very interestingly when Pluto and Uranus conjuncted in Virgo in that time frame.

And now we have Pluto moving into Aquarius, and its ruler is Uranus. So, you can see the parallels, at least I hope.

And I have talked a lot about this in my episodes about Pluto in Aquarius, which I would encourage you to watch or listen to, because I’m not going to revisit all of that here. It would just be redundant.

But having said all that, so we got environmentalism, we got the anti-war movement, we got civil rights, all these kinds of things really came to a head in that period. Old cultural norms and stereotypes started to dissolve. We got so many things, arts, music I mean, just think of the music. Groundbreaking music, rock and roll, was a paradigm shift compared to anything that had existed before. And we still revere many of the musicians that arose in that period, which is like 60 years ago. It’s amazing. Art, film, oh my god, you could go on and on.

And perhaps even most importantly for me, was the blend of Eastern and Western religious and spiritual traditions. This was huge, huge, amazing, right?

And then they moved along, and they had kids, and they had careers, and they got into the workforce, and they started buying homes and accumulating wealth. Things that you naturally are inclined to do when you have responsibilities like children and grandchildren and things like that, of course, right?

But now humanity is at this point where for younger people, Generation Zs and Millennials, things are really difficult and the future is very gloomy.

A topic that is very important to me, of course, is the global environmental issue. And I hesitate to use terms here because I’ll just get flagged by the algorithms. But anyway, I digress.

But we have this global environmental problem that literally represents a clear and present danger to civilization itself.

The latest research and measurements and observations are off the charts. According to the latest research by James Hansen, Earth’s climate sensitivity is 4.8 degrees Celsius, which is substantially higher than had been understood.

That means that for a doubling of Earth’s atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, that we will see average warming of 4.8 degrees Celsius. And Earth could warm significantly more if we do not take radical actions to curb our emissions.

Hansen et al calculate that climate equilibrium could be as much as 8 or 10 degrees Celsius, which is what will occur over a long period of time.

We started the industrial revolution at 280 ppm CO2. We’re now at like 422 ppm.

And at the current rate of emissions, it won’t be long before we reach that doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, which bring us into that territory of 4.8 C of global warming.

James Hansen is considered to be the godfather of this science in many ways. And if you’ve done any reading about this, you know that those kinds of temperature increases will be utterly catastrophic to global ecosystems and environments and to civilization itself.

Last week, Australia had temperatures of 49 Celsius in parts of Australia. That’s 120 Fahrenheit. This is life threatening to animals, livestock, human beings, aquatic life, birds, reptiles, mammals, the works. Most creatures can’t survive very long in those kinds of temperatures. There’s a phenomenon called the wet bulb temperature, which measures how much heat and humidity people can survive in before they die. And it’s well below what those kinds of temperatures can inflict on people under certain circumstances.

Anyway, finally, I will get to the point. I just want to make sure that people understand how critical the current situation is.

This is on top of all of the issues of young people being burdened by massive amounts of student debt that they can’t get out from, even if they declare bankruptcy. They’re basically living in a form of indentured servitude. They have no hope of buying a home because they can’t generate the down payment unless they have wealthy parents who can support them.

And I’ve made the case here before that factoring in inflation, our incomes have actually been going down for decades.

And a lot of young people have no interest in starting families because they’re very concerned about the future environmentally, as they should be. There’s a lot to be very concerned about.

When I was a child, my parents hammered this into our heads, that if you ever go to a place, you visit a place, you’re a guest somewhere, or you borrow something from somebody, you always return it in at least as good condition as it was when you borrowed it or used it, if not better. So if you stayed at someone’s place, you tidied up, you made the bed, you did the laundry, you always leave a place better off than it was when you found it.

Both my parents, they had a really strong ethic about these kinds of things. And I think that that is a rule that should apply to the baby boomer generation as well.

So my argument is that the baby boomers, as they’re retiring, and they have a tremendous amount of wealth that they’ve stashed away, they should be, in my opinion – this is my suggestion – they should be devoting themselves to doing whatever it takes so that the world that they leave behind for future generations is better for everyone than it was when they arrived on the scene. Simple concept, right?

When my boomer friends were growing up, they had tremendous opportunities to go get a higher education. It was very inexpensive, almost nothing. You could work your way through university just on a summer job, and many of them did. That’s not true anymore, not even remotely. Kids go into crushing debt for decades.

And the environmental situation is really, really concerning, as I have described here and in other episodes.

So those baby boomers who are retiring, for example, could form groups or organizations or join groups or organizations that are trying to make the world a better place. They could brainstorm around questions like, “What do we need to change to make the world a better place?” It could be politically, it could be socially, it could be environmentally, it could be economically, it could be in terms of education or healthcare or housing or whatever it is.

If a portion of the baby boomers devoted themselves to this, they would win the respect, admiration, and appreciation from countless younger people. And that would be their legacy.

Now, if you’re a baby boomer who’s struggling to survive, and you don’t own a million-dollar house or whatever it is, I’m not suggesting that you devote huge amounts of your time to projects like this. But if you are somebody who’s secure and successful, and you have energy, time, or resources to spare, I really do think that that is what the baby boomer generation should be doing. Like I said, they should be focused on leaving behind a legacy that is honorable, ethical, and laudable. Why wouldn’t you want to do that?

Sure, there’s some people who are just egocentric, but that’s probably not you if you’re listening to this now.

One of the reasons I’m raising this is because I’ve noticed over many years, because I’m reasonably well-informed about the global environmental situation, that I would often feel, kind of like just sense it, that baby boomers would get triggered around this issue.

And I also think they get triggered around the housing issue, because you know, they bought homes decades ago, many of them, when it was peanuts. And for the most part, interest rates were really low. And they also have the wealth reserves to capitalize on situations.

So just in my comings and goings, I’ve noticed that, like I said, these kinds of topics are triggering for boomers in some cases, because they probably feel like they’re being attacked, or maybe part of them feels guilty about it, I’m not sure. But they have to get over that. Honestly, really have to get over that.

You can’t hide from consciousness and you can’t hide from responsibility, especially with Pluto opposing your natal Pluto, which it’s going to be doing for 20 years. So if the baby boomers don’t take the bull by the horn, and be proactive about these kinds of issues, I think their legacy will be in serious question if it’s not already.

So that’s why I’m arguing for them to be proactive, which is also a smart thing from a karmic perspective. You can’t come to the earth, trash the place, and then take off without there being karmic consequences.

And I know that this doesn’t apply to everyone who’s listening to me right now. I know that some of you are mind-blowingly amazing, wonderful and beautiful people, who have been active socially, politically and so forth, working on really good causes for many, many years. And you’ve been, in a lot of ways, feeling like you’ve been screaming into the wind. And I get it. I’ve been experiencing that too.

But as a general rule, this cohort is at that stage in its life cycle, where they have the most amount of responsibility, because they have many years of experience, they’ve had many opportunities, a lot of life experience, they’re in positions of power and influence, or they could be.

And this is just kind of a preventative recommendation that they really stop, think about their legacy, do whatever they can to leave earth a better place than it was when they came here. And especially for the younger generations, that’s probably not their kids, that’s their grandkids or their great-grandkids.

I’m saying this because it’s important, and I’m saying this because it matters, and it’s been on my mind for a while now. And as I’ve said, I can be a bit prophetic, I just sense these kinds of things, and I’m putting it out there because I know there’s a lot of boomers that listen to me.

So I’m hoping that they will do that, en masse, like on a large scale. Just organize, plan, strategize.

Here’s another suggestion. Don’t discount what the younger generations are saying or feeling. They’re not living in the same world that you grew up in, it’s very, very different.

When I was a kid, my father bought a new car every year, and he supported a wife and four kids on one salary, and he was not a millionaire. That isn’t even remotely conceivable anymore. It’s not even something a young person generally would even think about or aspire to, it’s just so far-fetched. It’s not like that. Kids are living at home in their 20s and 30s. So don’t discount what they’re experiencing.

Involve them, go out and talk to them, get them to come to these meetings and tell you what they’re feeling, thinking, and experiencing, what they’re afraid of, why they fear the future, and so forth, and really listen. Listen to what they say and how they’re feeling. Empathize with them, don’t criticize them. I’m not saying they’re all right, but generally, the world is very different.

Plus, there’s the whole environmental crisis I’ve been talking about. That is going to destabilize every sector and aspect of society, from the economy, to housing, to agriculture, everything.

Yes, we had certain threats back in the 1960s. I remember in school being trained to duck and cover, but that was just a possibility. The environmental crisis is happening, guaranteed. It’s going to happen. It’s already starting, but it’s going to get much worse, regardless of anything that we do at this point in time. Even if we stop all emissions today, it’s going to get worse for years to come.There’s an inertia in the system.

So, those are my suggestions, and let me know what you think. And try not to get triggered by this. I’m trying to help, and if you have a problem, the first step is acknowledging the problem and not being in denial about it.

I’ll leave it there for now. Thanks for your time.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

Bye for now.

End transcript.

Other related episodes or referenced herein:

The Great Infant Rebellion

⁠Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning⁠

Other episodes featuring Pluto.

Articles or podcasts referenced herein:

The discussion that I had with Irish Granny Tarot (published Dec 26, 2023) can be viewed here: A Conversation with John of Aquarian Diary

Global warming in the pipeline – Hansen et al

Marble Bar to reach 49C as severe heatwave grips parts of Queensland, NT and WA

The ‘wealth transfer’ from boomers won’t save Gen X and millennials

No, the Boomers didn’t live within their means. And younger generations will pay the price

#Boomers #Astrology #PlutoInAquarius

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