In modern times, we look on time as a merely quantitative, calendrical thing - "Meet you at 3pm on 26 October 2014" - and our busy lives demand that we suppress our feelings, overriding any 'merely subjective' perceptions of time, as if failing to do so constitutes a failure in our capacity as humans to be organised and in control. "I don't have time!". This is one of the root-causes of our global problems today: an overriding of wider considerations and an editing of the full picture that reality presents to us.
But time has a much deeper quality, texture, importance and evolving character than that, and by rendering this largely unconscious and putting it into the zone of denial means that our lives are relatively emptied of meaning, our possibilities are severely constrained and, not least, the overall needs of our planet and of humanity are ignored, bypassed and damaged. We ignore this deeper kind of time at our peril. It is, amongst other things, crucial to success in our objectives and the development of true bio-sustainability.
Power Points in Time addresses this immense psycho-spiritual, cultural and civilisational problem by outlining the means by which this kind of time - evolutionary time - can be understood and worked with. It does so by describing and giving the necessary details for understanding cycles of time using the language and syntax of astrology, a millennia-old system for understanding time.
It's not that the planets 'up there' somehow drive us, like puppets 'down here'. We bathe within the subtle energy-fields of the Earth, which is a pulsating energy-sphere, forever changing its frequencies. These frequencies course through the meridians and energy-points of our planet. But our planet is part of a solar system, which itself is a twanging, pulsing energy-system in which the resonances of every planet afect every other planet, and the resonance-field of Earth is part of this. The planets modulate Earth's energy-field, which itself affects us, and nature, and everything that lives and moves on our planet, both physical, less-physical and subtle. And that's how it works - everything is interrelated to everything else.
The subtle fields of the Earth, and of ourselves, the weather, nature and society are affected therefore by the motions and interrelations of the planets. The two most noticeable ones are the cycles of the Moon and the annual cycle of the Sun. These affect not just the physical seasons (Sun) and the tides (Moon) - they affect everything, from a physical to a psycho-emotional level. Similarly with the slower movements of the planets. Mars moves on a 2 year cycle, Jupiter 12 years, Saturn 27-28 years, Chiron (a relatively newly-discovered planetoid) in 51 years, Uranus in 84 years, Neptune in 165 years and Pluto in 250ish years.
Their cycles of interrelationship are more complex than that - they are tracked by looking at the angles, or aspects, that planets form to each other as they travel around the flattish plane of our solor system (the astronomy of this is covered in the book). This is amplified when the planets form configurations with each other - multiple aspects and line-ups that can cause the normal thrum of planet Earth to crank up tremendously, creating times or periods of power when events intensify and issues rise to the surface, often in the form of crises, forcing an acceleration of evolutionary development in nature and humanity.
Power Points in Time gives all of the details you need to know in order to understand these timecycles and identify them happening in your own life and experience, and by people-watching, observing nature and seeing what's hapening in the news. It also gives full details about peak-periods when the 'energy-weather' intensifies, sometimes even to storm force, and about how to recognise when they are happening and how to diagnose what's happening in them - for they are all different and unique, never fully repeated (though there are nevertheless patterns and commonalities over time).
It ranges from short-term cycles, such as newmoons and fullmoons, to cycles lasting a year or two, to longterm historically-relevant cycles and crunch-points - we've just been through one of these in 2011-15, the effects of which will be profound, fundamental and long-perspective, and the book explains how and why this is.
If you look at the Extracts section on this website, you'll see more clues there. But of course the full secrets are given in the book, which is quite comprehensive, starts at the beginning and takes you through to a point where you will be able to develop your knowledge further, if you so wish. But it's also a great book for broadening your general knowledge of the way of things, even if you don't want to go more deeply into it. And it's a good read, with lots of interesting snippets that will help your understanding of life and its many quirks.