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by Lynn Hayes

If you’ve watched any TV over the past week, chances are you’ve seen the trailer for the new 2012 movie starring John Cusack.  The special effects in this trailer are absolutely incredible, and it appears this will be a really terrifying movie.  It’s a joke in my house that I can’t watch a movie unless it’s rated PG, and I think I’ll have to skip this one until it comes to the small screen in my house where I can fast forward through the scary parts.  Which might be all of it.
For some reasons humans love to scare themselves, and nowhere is this more true than in the doomsday business.  You may remember 1999 when we were sure all of the power grids were going to collapse because of the way digits were recorded in computers.  For thousands of years humans have been predicting the end of the world, and now the famous Mayan calendar will end on December 12, 2012.
Maybe it’s the Saturn that sits right on my Sun, but I tend to be a bit skeptical about many of these things so I was glad to see this article about a Mayan Indian elder who pooh-poohs the idea that the world will end next year.  
Saturn will enter Libra at the end of this month and will form a square to Pluto that will closely align in early November, just in time to see this frightening movie about the end of all civilizations on earth which is being released on November 13.  Coincidentally, the exact square from Saturn to Pluto peaks on the 15th.
When the Lord of Karma (Saturn) and and the Lord of Death (Pluto) collide t can shake people up.  The last time they met was between August and November of 2001 and you might remember the events that occurred then.  Certainly there was change and fear ruled the land.  Their previous meeting in 1973 and 1974 was less eventful, but the opening square of Saturn to Pluto in 1982 resulted in widespread economic recession, and the opposition of Saturn to Pluto in 2005 which included Uranus was also quite powerful and created some major changes.
When Uranus enters Aries next year it will begin to align with Saturn and Pluto just as it did in 1965, although the full impact won’t be felt until 2011.  In the meantime you can enjoy the thrill ride of this film trailer. 

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