Image: April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse crossing path of 2017 total solar eclipse in mid-America. NASA.

“Even in slight things the experience of the new is rarely without some stirring of foreboding.”

— Eric Hoffer

“The old church tower and garden wall/Are black with autumn rain/And dreary winds foreboding call/The darkness down again”

— Emily Bronte

“Every anxiety is a mild form of premonition, and from that point the shade deepens till we get the forebodings and hauntings that merge into lunacy.”

— Arthur Alfred Lynch

“It is not science that has destroyed the world, despite all the gloomy forebodings of the earlier prophets. It is man who has destroyed man.”

— Max Lerner

“You will rejoice to hear that no disaster has accompanied the commencement of an enterprise which you have regarded with such evil forebodings.”

— Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

“Therefore, send not to know/For whom the bell tolls/It tolls for thee.”

— John Donne, For Whom the Bell Tolls

“Weak people live in perpetual fear and foreboding.”

— George Sand

“Why did the stars seem to be looking down at me with pity, making me feel ant-sized, overwhelmed, completely insignificant? It was too big, that close sky, too beautiful, and it filled me with a strange sense of foreboding.”

— V.C. Andrews

“Anxiety is a feeling of dread, agitation, or foreboding associated with a danger that does not exist in the present moment.”

— Sheryl Paul

“O horror, horror, horror!/Tongue nor heart cannot conceive nor name thee!” —

William Shakespeare, Macbeth

This probably belongs in a round file labeled “weird stuff” or “… hmm …”,  but I simply couldn’t resist this rather amazing bag of serious coincidences. While everyone surely has by now heard of the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse, there is quite a bit more to the story here. New Madrid, MO. Seven Ninevah’s. Seven planet lineups. We’ll soon find out …

The 2024 total solar eclipse is undoubtedly a huge deal because its path crosses the path of the 2017 total solar eclipse just south of St. Louis, MO. This particular location is very close to the epicenter of the devastating New Madrid, MO earthquakes in 1812. More on this odd connection below.

It doesn’t stop here. We have some unusual planetary arrangements that will occur in April 2024 as well. These lineups even have an unsettling link with the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD when Mt. Vesuvius erupted catastrophically. Signs in the sky for us?

Worse yet, the biblically and numerologically significant number “7” keeps appearing in this eclipse picture. It means, among other things, “fullness” and “completeness”. Like maybe “it’s all over for us” or “we’re toast”?

Planetary lineups

“The Great American Eclipse of 2024 is truly going to be a once in a lifetime event.  A few days ago, I wrote about how this eclipse will pass over 7 locations named ‘Ninevah’ as it moves across our country.  Since I wrote that article, I have also learned that the eclipse will go over a location in Texas named ‘Jonah’ too.”

“Since the Great American Eclipse of 2017, we have been waiting for the Great American Eclipse of 2024, and now it is less than 2 months away. On April 8th, the Great American Eclipse of 2024 will complete the giant ‘X’ over America that the Great American Eclipse of 2017 started. Amazingly, on that exact day the seven other planets in our solar system will ‘line up’ in the sky. This is an extremely rare event, and it will never be seen again.”

“On April 4th, just 4 days before the Great American Eclipse of 2024, there will be a ‘planetary alignment’ that will involve 4 planets – Venus, Neptune, Saturn, and Mars. The planets will align in the morning sky. Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be visible to the naked eye, but you’ll need a telescope or high-powered binoculars to see Neptune. Half of the planets in our solar system will be aligned on that day, and that is pretty remarkable.”

“… In addition, there will be 4 ‘planetary conjunctions’ during the month of April.:

➧ April 3 … a conjunction of Venus and Neptune.

➧ April 10 … a conjunction of Mars and Saturn.

➧ April 20 … a conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus.

➧ April 29 … a conjunction of Mars and Neptune.”

“Beginning in January, 2024 an alignment of the other 7 planets began to take shape and will continue through mid-May. Opposite the earth – when looking from Jerusalem to the East … all 7 recognized planets will line up in 3 constellations of Pisces, Aries and Taurus. They will look to be in a line (not what people commonly think of as a planetary alignment where the planets disappear into one bright light from our viewpoint.)”

“On April 8th, the sun, the moon and the other planets in our solar system will appear to form a straight line in the sky when looking out from Jerusalem toward the east. When I asked ChatGPT about a month ago to calculate the frequency that this line up of planets would happen, it responded with 1 in 19 million years.”

“A planetary conjunction occurs when two or more planets appear close together from our perspective on Earth. These conjunctions happen because the planets in our Solar System orbit the Sun in roughly the same plane.”

“A planetary alignment happens when planets line up in a row in the same area of the sky, as seen from Earth. Unlike conjunctions, which involve two or more planets appearing close together, alignments create a visual sequence of planets.”


Seven Nineva’s and seven Salem’s

“On August 21st, 2017 the first Great American Eclipse made headlines all over the nation. It was also known as ‘the Seven Salem Eclipse’ because the path of that eclipse crossed over seven U.S. locations named ‘Salem’…

➧ Salem, Oregon
➧ Salem, Idaho
➧ Salem, Wyoming
➧ Salem, Nebraska
➧ Salem, Missouri
➧ Salem, Kentucky
➧ Salem, South Carolina

Salem is short for ‘Jerusalem’, and that is why so many early Americans chose that name for their communities.”

“Now the second Great American Eclipse is almost here, and the path of that eclipse will cross over seven U.S. locations named ‘Ninevah’…

➧ Nineveh, Texas
➧ Nineveh, Missouri
➧ Nineveh, Indiana
➧ Nineveh, Ohio
➧ Nineveh, Pennsylvania
➧ Nineveh, Virginia
➧ Nineveh, New York”

“The Bur-Sagale eclipse occurred over the Assyrian capital city of Nineveh in the middle of the reign of Jeroboam II, who ruled Israel from 786 to 746 B.C. According to 2 Kings 14:25, the prophet Jonah lived and prophesied in Jeroboam’s reign. The biblical scholar Donald Wiseman has speculated that the eclipse took place around when Jonah arrived in Nineveh and urged the people to repent, otherwise the city would be destroyed. This would explain the dramatic repentance of the people of Nineveh as described in the Book of Jonah. Ancient cultures, including Assyria, viewed eclipses as omens of imminent destruction, and the empire was in chaos at this time, struggling with revolts, famines and two separate outbreaks of plague.”

“… I believe that what we will witness on April 8th is a sign and a warning for the entire nation. Just like the city of Ninevah in the ancient world, we are being given an opportunity to change direction. Will we take advantage of that opportunity, or will we ignore it?”

Why is the number “seven” significant?

“Seven was symbolic in ancient near eastern and Israelite culture and literature. It communicated a sense of ‘fullness’ or ‘completeness’ (שבע ‘seven’ is spelled with the same consonants as the word שבע ‘complete/full’). This makes sense of the pervasive appearance of ‘seven’ patterns in the Bible.” Source.

Fullness, completeness? Does this mean then that “… it’s all over”, or maybe “… our time’s up”? Not a comforting thought, yes?

There is even a connection to the destruction of Pompeii in 79 AD

Just what we need for this auspicious total solar eclipse timing – a link to an extremely nasty event that happened in Italy a while back. Here is the story in brief:

“The next planetary alignment will take place on April 4, 2024. The alignment will feature four planets – Venus, Neptune, Saturn, and Mars – in the morning sky. Venus, Saturn, and Mars will be visible to the naked eye, but you’ll need a telescope or high-powered binoculars to see Neptune.” —

“Although conjunctions between two planets are relatively common, full alignments are rather rare. In the near future, on Jan. 27, 2024, Mars, Venus, and Mercury will all align in the morning sky.” —

“Beginning 2021, the earth and other planets will be begin moving into a planetary alignment that last happened in 79 A.D. This alignment will culminate in 2024, with when earth’s gravitational pull by the sun will be cancelled out as earth moves directly between an aligned Jupiter and Saturn, and into the magnetic field created by that alignment.” —

79 A.D.?

“Around noon on August 24, 79 CE, a huge eruption from Mount Vesuvius showered volcanic debris over the city of Pompeii, followed the next day by clouds of blisteringly hot gases. Buildings were destroyed, the population was crushed or asphyxiated, and the city was buried beneath a blanket of ash and pumice.” — Britannica.

Mount Vesuvius rising above the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
Mount Vesuvius rising above the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.

Now for the big one: proximity of the crossing to New Madrid, MO

The 2017 and 2024 total solar eclipses are going to form a cross or “X” right smack in the middle of the good old U.S. of A. This crossing is shown in the NASA map that appears at the start of this post. You can see that it occurs just south of St. Louis, MO. Below is a detail eclipse path for this area:

Inside the outer bands is the partial eclipse. The total eclipse is near the center band.
Inside the outer bands is the partial eclipse. The total eclipse is near the center band.

How close is this to the New Madrid earthquake region? Frighteningly close.

From Wikipedia:

“The 1811–1812 New Madrid earthquakes … were a series of intense intraplate earthquakes beginning with an initial earthquake of moment magnitude 7.2–8.2 on December 16, 1811, followed by a moment magnitude 7.4 aftershock on the same day. Two additional earthquakes of similar magnitude followed in January and February 1812. They remain the most powerful earthquakes to hit the contiguous United States east of the Rocky Mountains in recorded history. The earthquakes, as well as the seismic zone of their occurrence, were named for the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, then part of the Louisiana Territory and now within the U.S. state of Missouri.”

New Madrid fault and earthquake-prone region considered at high risk today.
New Madrid fault and earthquake-prone region considered at high risk today.

Google Maps shows the highway location relative to St. Louis:

New Madrid, MO
New Madrid, MO

Does any of this mean that anything big will actually happen?

Certainly a highly unusual set of coincidences here, but is anything big at all likely? What exactly might our incoming “something-big” be? Just a warning, a cosmic heads-up?

Who knows? Probably no one.

On the other hand, I (along with a few other folks that I have read about) have had for quite a while an unshakeable sense that “something big” is coming – and soon. What’s coming? Here is what I see as major concerns for 2024, and probably 2025 as well:

World War III
A non-big-nuke version is underway now. See this post.

They don’t know what this is, but it is definitely coming. See this post.

Climate change
Climate has changed forever and will continue. Globalist control stuff.

Digital IDs and digital money (CBDCs)
These are definitely on the way. Surveillance and control soon.

2024 elections
This will be a big mess no matter what. Assuming they happen …

Ukraine, Gaza, Lebanon, …
Always wars somewhere. Nothing to see here.

Economic outlook
Serious inflation, more debt, interest rates up. Business as usual.

Nothing in the “something big” class of happenings so far as I can see. These are just the world misbehaving as it has been doing forever.

So, maybe it’s just a general foreboding about our times?

I tend to be rather optimistic and positive about, well, pretty much everything. I don’t do any foreboding stuff, but instead try to see things to the extent possible as challenges that can nearly always be addressed creatively. What exactly does “foreboding” mean anyway? From

“A foreboding is a foretelling, a sign or a glimpse, that ‘something wicked this way comes’ — or might come. If something doesn’t ‘bode’ well, it means that the future doesn’t look good. A foreboding is a glimpse or a feeling that bad things are going to happen. It’s a premonition, or look into the future.”

Umm … “something wicked”? Why not “something good”? Or must our forebodings always be about “something bad”?

There is so much happening out there these days, that a general sense about bad stuff – very prevalent among our various happenings and threats of such – seems quite justified. It is hard to imagine positive outcomes flowing from events and situations of today.

So, what to do?

For a problem-solving (or challenge-tackling) person such as myself, there is certainly an abundance today of problems to solve and/or challenges to tackle. Since us normal folk can’t fix much of anything major that is going on out there, we are forced to use coping approaches to deal with things, mostly reactively, as best we can. The prior post looked at “coping”.

The problem, or challenge if you prefer, is that coping needs some idea of whatever it may be that requires us to cope. How do you cope with a generally vague “foreboding”?

Feeling only that “something big and bad” is about to happen really doesn’t give one any place to grab as a coping target. I for one cannot imagine how to possibly cope with “something big and bad”.

As noted in the coping post, a natural fallback is either to ignore or to deny. This means, I think, that until “something” becomes identifiable in terms of an event or situation, I can’t do anything much. Danger of doing the wrong thing seems rather high. So I’ll just ignore my feelings – forebodings, in this case – about “something” until something happens. Then I can seek to cope, reactively.

Note that to cope via denial, one must have a decently clear idea about what one is denying as a possible happening.

All we can do then is to wait and see?

Even if the events and connections described above are actually some sort of warning or heads-up about a real happening-to-come, there is nothing that us reasonable folks can do until the happening-to-come happens. This seems to be most inconvenient.

In reality, such quandaries are rather common. Who can plan a response to a black swan event – like COVID-19 – that is truly a black swan? Recall that black swans are events or situations that cannot be foreseen in nature, magnitude, or timing.

Our world is for all practical purposes a flock of black swans. And probably always has been.

You can’t plan to deal with a black swan or similar event or situation until it occurs. Or can you?

I have argued in many posts – see here and here for example – that you actually can deal to a productive degree with these by focusing on a combination of agility, adaptability, and resilience:

Agility means to be able to move quickly in response to major impacts or threats. Few or no long-term commitments. Small steps wherever possible. Resources diversely located and varied.

Adaptability means to be able to respond creatively and in a variety of ways. Situation-dependent ways. Actively avoiding inflexibility.

Resilience means to be able to survive, and even recover from, the most likely kinds and magnitudes of adverse impacts. Know your vulnerabilities and strengthen them as much as possible, routinely.

This combination is hardly “wait and see” inaction. It is a general formula for constructive, serious, action that does not require foreknowledge of any particular event or situation. It is designed for a black swan world.

So much of life is in a wait-and-see mode

How much of anyone’s life requires certainty about what’s coming? At best, we can try to prepare – such as by doing the above, among various alternatives. Signs from the skies? Umm … okay, but wake me up when something sky-portended actually happens. Meanwhile, I can grab a good rest before getting back to productive preparations. Which is quite unlike mainstream “prepping”.

You can’t prep for unknown events. Well, maybe you can prep, but you may well be wrong in whatever you are prepping for. The “big-something-that’s-coming” may not happen, or may not be big, or may be something-else-big-entirely.

About all you can do is to make yourself or your organization stronger. More agile, more adaptable, more resilient. This will be of value no matter what happens. Absent a big-nuke-war of course.

If a big-nuke-war happens, we are probably all toast. Non-survivors may be the most fortunate ones. But what if you are so unfortunate as to survive?

Again: More agile, more adaptable, more resilient.

April 8, 2024 can do its thing. I’m ready (or not) …

This is where I have come out, as of the date of this post. Forebodings? Bad vibes? Worse?  No matter. Survival is always uncertain. Non-survival kind of resolves such concerns. It is survival following whatever happens foreboding-wise that really matters.

So, assume survival. Also assume that some unknowable stuff happens, so that our forebodings are realized in reality. What does that tell me to do today, despite my forebodings and other concerns.

Strengthen my survivability likelihood.

I could simply wait-and-see what actually happens and accept whatever this may mean for me and mine, despite forebodings. Fatalism. Does this approach appeal to you? It sure doesn’t to me.

I am action-oriented to the depths of my bones and other action machinery. So also I believe are the majority of us waiting-and-seeing folks. That’s just how we humans are designed to work. Action of some kind always seems better, or at least help reduce foreboding stress.

I keep hearing figures in the public arena say they have a creepy feeling that something big is going to happen.” — James Kunstler

America is headed for its own Thermidorian Reaction. It’ll end up being called something else, of course, because it is a different time, place, and set of circumstances. But it feels close, doesn’t it? Everybody I know or correspond with mentions this feeling that something is going to blow in our country, and pretty soon. The air is alive with it, just as the air is alive with portents of spring. Are you waiting for it?” — Jim Kunstler

Nothing that I can see right now seems to connect mentally with my forebodings about something big coming (and nearly here). I’ll update this lack-of-connection-so-far situation in future posts, assuming that anything changes.

Bottom line:

The April 8, 2024, crossing of 2017 and 2024 total solar eclipse paths just south of St. Louis MO seems to be surrounded by serious coincidences. Seven planet lineups, with the last one of this kind being reported in 79 AD when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and Pompeii was destroyed. Seven Ninevah’s in the 2024 eclipse’s path across the U.S. (and seven Salem’s in the 2017 eclipse’s path). The close proximity of the crossing point to New Madrid MO, the epicenter of devastating earthquakes in 1812.

What is certainly unclear is whether these signs from the sky (and elsewhere) have any significance beyond an intriguing coincidence. There is much nastiness going on in our world today, with 2024 being a particularly ominous period. We may well be able to look back on these coincidences after some very awful event or situation has occurred and claim that the “signs” foretold the happening.

Enough to give some folks, including myself, a case of serious foreboding. Whether such forebodings have any real connection to the sky (and other) signs and the awful events and situations being predicted for 2024 from a whole host of causes is beyond unclear. If the 2024 eclipse “big-X” is leading the happenings, we won’t have much longer to wait for an answer. Unless of course the big-X and coincidences are pointing to a happening well into the future.

  • Author Jim Kunstler writing in The Burning Platform has an article that describes a world collapse scenario followed by a quite hopeful reorganization, one that I pretty much agree with: “Think About It”:

“I want you to think about this: there is a reason that the WEF-Globalist cabal is losing the battle to control and dominate the rest of us. They are trying to power straight into the opposing currents of reality. Above all, they seek to centralize power and decision-making. But the world is moving in the opposite direction. All of the WEF’s aims founder on the macro trends unspooling in history.”

“The rising rule for human affairs now is that anything organized at the giant scale is going to wobble and fail. There will not be any world government run by the creatures of Davos or Brussels, or Washington DC, or any other place that the grandiose imagine would be their seat of global power. It’s not going happen so you can stop worrying about it. But you’d better prepare for what is happening: everything in our world wants to get smaller, slower, finer, and more local.”

“Since every activity we humans practice has to move in that direction, we are seeing colossal industries, institutions, and arrangements crack up: everything from national government to long-distance supply chains to giant retailing outfits to worldwide business networks to overgrown universities and high schools to transport matrices to metroplex cities to mega-farms to political parties.”

“Where the rot is probably greatest, but more veiled for the moment, is in the operations of organized capital, the banks and money systems, including financial markets.”

“So, the period of disorderly transition we’re in is not moving toward greater dominance by giants, but to the survival of the small and nimble. We will not see capital formation like the orgy of recent times; rather the vanishing of things falsely presumed to be capital, contraction not expansion. You’ll be struggling to identify and preserve real wealth, which you’ll find in unexpected places, like the friends you can count on, your reputation for honesty, your dependability, acquired skills, and your health, physical and psychological.”

“The WEF won’t be able to impose its Globalist nightmare of elite transhumanism and surveilled bug-eating serfs, and they know it now. They’re running scared. The vile Yuval Noah Harari has even said so publicly.”

Any connection with my “foreboding”? Nothing that I can see, or sense. Whatever my “something big” may be, if anything, it will likely happen with this scenario as background. I am feeling something sudden, not gradual.

The West vs. the Non-West BRICS+ global reorganization.
The West vs. the Non-West BRICS+ global reorganization.
  • Nick Giambruno via The Burning Platform offers an interesting view of the world war situation and its role in causing vital restructurings: “World War 3 and the New World Order”:

“Historically, the incomprehensible destruction nuclear war would bring to all sides has prevented direct military conflict between the world’s largest powers since World War 2. MAD [Mutually-Assured Destruction] is why World War 3 will probably not be like the previous world wars. Total war between the world’s largest powers that reshuffled the international order defined the previous world wars.”

“However, with the advent of nuclear weapons, total war between the largest powers today—Russia, China, and the US—means a nuclear Armageddon where there are no winners and only losers. That could still happen despite nobody wanting it, but it’s not the most likely outcome. World War 3 is unlikely to be a direct kinetic war between the US, Russia, and China.”

“Instead, the conflict will play out on different levels—proxy wars, economic wars, financial wars, cyber wars, biological wars, deniable sabotage, and information wars. In that sense, World War 3 is already well underway, even though most don’t recognize it.”

“Nonetheless, it is a conflict between the biggest global powers to determine the world order—like the previous World Wars. It’s important to remember that world orders are nothing new. World orders are how the big global powers have set the rules of the game for centuries. They are simply the architecture for international political relations between countries.”

“Conflicts among the most powerful countries typically lead to a breakdown and restructuring in the world order. … You can think of them as epochs or distinctive historical periods reflecting the shifting power balance among global players. … “

Treaty of Versailles (1919 to 1939): The victors of World War 1 created this world order, which featured institutions like the League of Nations. It broke down after Germany, Italy, and Japan tried to overturn it and make their own world order during World War 2.”

The Current US-Led World Order (1945 to Today): The Allies crafted the current world order in the aftermath of World War 2 with the US as the leader. It features institutions like the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund—all located in the US. The current world order has been largely unipolar, with the US exercising significant influence over international policies and decision making.”

“Today, it’s evident global power is shifting as the current US-led world order is breaking down at an accelerating pace as World War 3 unfolds.”

This is pretty much how I see things unfolding war-wise. We are now in the early stages of WW III, a war that will not go big-nuke except by accident.

We are in a non-big-nuke World War III today.
We are in a non-big-nuke World War III today.

“Christine LeGarde, a globalist French politician who has been president of the European Central Bank since 2019, has recently announced that the European Union is getting closer to launching its new central bank digital currency. Once this happens, you can bet the U.S. Federal Reserve will feel more pressure to launch its CBDC.”

“… [Lena] Petrova laid out the key to the coming digital system. They will tokenize your assets. The other part of the deal is that they will also tokenize your existence through the issuance of a digital ID. Any asset, living or nonliving, can be tokenized.”

“… The powers who are pushing the world into a one-world digitized economy don’t want to admit it yet but this is a system meant to replace all of the world’s paper fiat currencies. All of those paper currencies are destined for the dust bin. At some point they will engineer a switcheroo, offering you X amount of tokenized assets in return for your paper dollars.”

“Let’s face it, the central banks can easily nudge people into the digital currency simply by devaluing the paper dollars through hyperinflation. If the paper dollars and euros become basically worthless, most people will leap at the opportunity to convert those worthless pieces of paper into what will be seen as the next big thing, the solution to hyperinflation — which will be CBDCs. These CBDCs may even be backed by gold, silver or some other hard asset, making them appear much more ‘safe and secure.’”

Confiscating our cash and deposits by “tokenizing” them? Very clever approach. All they need is an opportunity, such as a global lockdown caused by Disease-X or equivalent panic.

Digital money (CBDCs) in the form of bank-issued “tokens” to replace cash and bank deposits.
Digital money (CBDCs) in the form of bank-issued “tokens” to replace cash and bank deposits.