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Ron Patton | January 2, 2023

Welcome to 2023 or 2K23 – the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac. The numeric cosmic trigger of 23 now looms over us as we climb into that ever-deepening Rabbit Hole to find the truth and what is coming for the next 12 months.  During this time period, we may learn just how disorderly things can be as the number 23 is a Discordian number often associated with chaos magik. What will the major narratives of 2023 be? What minor stories will be brought into the limelight while previously major plot lines are shunted backstage? Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with astrologer, Robert Phoenix about 2K23 – COSMIC TRIGGER DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE.





Welcome to 2023, 2K23, the Year of the Rabbit — the numeric cosmic trigger of 23 now looms over us as we climb into that ever-deepening rabbit hole to find the truth and what is coming for the new year.

Is it a rabbit hole in which invading alien robots, machines from outer space, whose diet consists of animals, vegetables, and minerals are going to invade the earth?

Maybe — But not likely–Okay Maybe.

The “solution” is something wild, far wilder than most of us domesticated human machines, ensconced in our machine-like social orders, can comprehend. Most of us, but not all. Nevertheless, it is not until a substantial number of us — animal, vegetable, and mineral – unite to destroy these alien machines that wish to create a new world order where everything is provided to us.

Where we become owners of nothing — all of our cares and worries are tranquilized as we get that Universal Basic Income checks — which is actually a data dump telling how much digital currency you are allowed to use to by basics.

The proverbial “writing on the wall” has long since become illegible, scrawled over by layers of agit-prop graffiti . We are among children, terrified children longing to be dead.  We are the living envying the dead and welcoming Armageddon — because after all when it happens we will know exactly how much time we have left.

I worry about 2023. Not that I see immediate danger in the future –although there will be plenty I am sure ..but worries me that people are going to drool at the techno-totalitarian carrot that has been dangled in front of them. Or worse yet, they don’t even know it is being dangled. They just get up every morning and see what sort of world they are living in that day. Many people are living day by day because they are hesitant to plan for the future.

All we hear is death, death, and more death, and the way to avoid it is to put faith in your technocratic overlords.  It is not about science- it is about political totalitarianism.

By now one would hope that we have learned our lesson.

I worry about the two-way logic of people. Left or Right never in the middle.

If they’re saying in 2023 you can’t eat meat, will you eat worms?

In 2023 If people are not allowed to own something, and have to rent it instead, will they just follow the lead, blindly, and have no concept of the enclosing trap they are settling into?

Life goes on. Convenience always trumps quality.

Is that our attitude in 2K23?

I mean you think you own your car, or music, or computers. You are just renting them even though you are buying a home. you don’t own it — you think you do.

All it takes is a stroke of a pen, a mandate from the blue and you will have nothing and this is supposed to make us all happy.

Owning nothing certainly puts control into the hands of whomever it is who owns the thing– what control do you think you have?

The government would never be that evil–would they?

I mean no one would ever turn my heat off in the winter if I control it. But obviously, you don’t. Many people had their air conditioning turned off in the summer — many had their heat turned off in the winter — what was the deal? A smart meter in every home? A deal with incentives that turned out to be counterintuitive?

If I don’t own my car — then someone else will tell me to cut back on its usage if I decide to leave my 15-minute city.

You don’t think that those who really own the property would actually force me to move out of my home because my neighborhood had gone over its quota of white people –and so They have to make way for people of color, or even immigrants.  How would it feel to get the harsh dig of reverse gentrification?

But this is all conspiracy theory, right?

Haven’t we learned that the powers that have so much demonstrable contempt for the lives of ordinary people at home and abroad that they would do everything on the road to kill you if they feel you are a burden on their resources and evil ideologies?

True, we’re in a terrifying situation, despite the soothing words of the nice, pretty people on the mainstream news assuring us that the Biden administration has put us in a remarkable, safe position.  He said to be gracious and humble.

Not bad for a psychopath that his handlers try hard to conceal. Even harder is their ability to hide his dementia.

Something I am sure will be an issue in 2023.

If you are hearing my voice and reading what I have written, then you survived yet another rotation around the sun. Many people who have broken free from pandemic fear have somehow blended three years as one — and now hope that 2023 will be different.

It will be different in the sense that it will be a year of strange synchronicity and hopefully renewed faith when we face some outrageous and dangerous milestones.

2023 will be the year that balances your faith at the edge of disaster. It will be a time when you just don’t think you have seen a dark shadow near your bed you will know that it is there.

You will know that what was once seen as fiction will become a dark and terrible fact.  Facts will shake up our consciousness and literally change the paradigm.

Coincidences and very timely synchronicities will occur that will force you to question your own sanity, you either make up your mind on the matter or you walk away becoming a paranormal agnostic.

Again it will leave you plagued with a major case of doublethink– not knowing what opinion to cling to as the rules of human morals decay and everyone seems to be paving  their way to hell — rather than climbing the stairs to heaven

Sometimes the safest way out is to just be an agnostic – that way you can rationalize that you have not lost your mind.

Faith does not easily dissolve –and experiences no matter how paranormal they seem become more and more complex.

Terence McKenna, among others, has argued that, in accordance with the same principle that keeps a fish oblivious to the existence of water, the perturbation of consciousness is necessary for us even to become aware of the reality of consciousness as such.

In 2023  there are many things even outside the realms of paranoia that can trigger a thought, or memory of a hidden paranormal experience. There can also be a triggering of déjà vu that is a small product of some reoccurring dream of dread, an apocalyptic future where you know that you will eventually be handed a very difficult decision which when made will neither be to your benefit or your immediate circle of friends and family.

Robert Anton Wilson called it the Cosmic Trigger and he associated it with the number 23.

In this year we may learn just how chaotic things can be as the number 23 is a Discordian number often associated with chaos and chaos magik.

This may not mean anything to the average person, but within the realms of chaos magic the number 23 is the Illuminati number of chaos. For some, it is a magical number and for them, it’s a number that denotes chaos and to the mystic, it is not too farfetched to say that major events always occur with the number 23 directly involved.

If you take 23 with the 2 divided by the 3 you will get .666 which rolls ad infinitum.

While there are several coincidences associated with the number 23, it has been declared by alchemists and magicians that the Number 23 seems to be the number that signals the chaotic state between two stable states.

As such, it fits into the category of confusion or an “In between state,” where the solution is hanging or unfinished. It is therefore one of those things which are not. The definition of 23 was the number associated with the magic word skidoo.

In fact, 23 skidoo is taken from a Charles Dickens book a tale of two cities. It is associated with the Death penalty. In fact it was mentioned in the book during the execution of Sydney Carlton whose head was lopped off in a guillotine. His head was the 23rd. to be put in the basket.

The 23 enigma is regarded as a corollary of the Law of Fives because 2 + 3 = 5. In the works of both Aleister Crowley and Robert Anton Wilson, 23 is considered lucky, unlucky, sinister, strange, sacred to the goddess Eris, or sacred to the unholy gods of the Cthulhu Mythos.

An incantation 23 SKIDOO by the great Aleister Crowley is cryptic and manages to tell us that nothing of great worth or solution will be associated with the number 23 therefore those who wish to remain in their sanity will get away, flee or get out from that cursed number. 23 the number given or seen or invoked, is the number where one from the demonic hosts of Non-beings is about to invade a real being.

When one sees or thinks of 23 it will be recorded and referenced in the mind and spirit until you are able to cleanse the mind of the chaos and the thoughts of death and vitriol.. Crowley also says that the number 23 represents a parting, or removal, perhaps a separation, joy, a thread, and life

The 23 enigma can be viewed as an example of apophenia, selection bias, and confirmation bias. However, when it shows up in patterns of 3 or 5 it has to be seen as a moment that may be transformative.

Be prepared for change — change will be constant, and nothing can settle when it is constantly breaking apart.

In the I-ching Oracle 23—the number signifies the times for all things to break apart,

Things are not the way they seem: reality appears to be a hall of mirrors, intrigues are multiplying like summer flies, and there are rumors of discontent. It is a time of illusion, disintegration, distrust, and deception.

When you find yourself trapped in a hall of mirrors, it becomes necessary to retrace your steps. Return to the familiar; take solace in what is firm and secure. There is no blame in holding back. Indeed, it is your responsibility to keep your strength intact for the period of revival that follows the period of disintegration as surely as dawn follows the night.

The forces of deception will undergo a sudden change, yielding to the superior force of truth. What is inferior will ultimately weaken, and those who have waited for this outcome will be able to take advantage of the situation when the tide turns. It is time to rally support for your position.

Evil is not destructive of good alone; it also destroys itself. And when evil decays, the leftover compost nourishes the good seeds that remain. There is a fresh, new, invigorating energy in the air.

Synchronicity and has an uncanny tendency to cluster seemingly unrelated “facts:” into strange, and meaningful patterns. For some reason, as yet undetermined, there operates in the human unconscious an ordering principle that manifests itself through the number 23.

Our collective unconscious responds to it and sometimes chaotic synchronicities manifest in great numbers after the fact. Therefore if we dig deep enough we may find that this case has many sinister synchronicities associated with it.

After all 23 are in our DNA.

Normal human sex cells have 23 chromosomes. Other human cells have 46 chromosomes, arranged in 23 pairs.

It takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate throughout the entire body. In humans, the 23rd chromosome determines gender.

There are many other coincidental numbers that can add up to 23 dates, birthdays, and even major events in history where the number 23 has brought chaos,

Throughout history, number 23 was important to numerous religions including Christianity and Islam.

According to Kabbalism and Hurufism, there are many ‘holy numbers’ in our life. The number 23 is one of them

The Qur’an was revealed in a total of 23 years to Prophet Muhammed. Also, Muslims believe that the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad on the 23rd night of the 9th Islamic month.

According to the birthday paradox, in a group of 23 (or more) randomly chosen people, the probability is more than 50% that some pair of them will have the same birthday. .

The Cabalists affirm that a letter is missing in the Torah. That letter of the alphabet does not appear at all in our “eon” and also is not used in the Torah. The primitive divine alphabet and all the Torah also would base on a series of 23 letters, not 22. Somehow it became invisible to us and will reappear only during a next terrestrial period.

There is no Chapter 23 in the book of Revelation although it was argued that the 23rd chapter reveals a destruction and rebuilding of planet earth as paradise. This means that it all ends and begins again at 23.

At this time it is considered Apocryphal.

The letter “W” is the 23rd letter in the alphabet

“W” has two points on the bottom and three on the top (2 and 3=23) On your keyboard right now look above the letter “W”

What do you see? 2 and 3 – 23.

Yes, it is mind-boggling and the year 2023 in the Chinese Zodiac is the year of the rabbit.

How appropriate as we scurry away following the white rabbit into the deepening rabbit hole.

We have all heard the axiom “Follow The White Rabbit” whether it be from Lewis Carrols Alice in Wonderland or The Matrix.

Following the white rabbit means following an unlikely clue and finding yourself in the middle of an extraordinary situation. This situation often challenges your beliefs and changes your life forever.

The White rabbits are close to the paranormal mysteries of both good and evil.

There are those who believe the White Rabbit is a metaphor for psychedelic drugs and for some people the phrase “follow the white rabbit” means “let yourself go and experience the mind-opening power of psychedelics.

This idea was popularized by Jefferson Airplane in their famous 1967 song “White Rabbit”

Taking Medicinal Mushrooms will certainly become allowed again as Oregon and Colorado are offering tripping clinics for this who wish to take mushrooms for mental maladies.

The whole point of the rabbit hole is that there is another world, where everything is backward.

A wonderland of the mind that needs to be nurtured and fed.

With relentless speculation, multiple mind-blowing streams of thought completely shatter preconceived notions of perception, time and space. It is as true in physics as in cultural engineering. It is difficult to grasp without egocentricity that everything we experience is a form of virtual reality.

Perhaps the most destructive idea ever planted in the minds of the general public is the notion that nothing in this world is permanent — that all things can and must be constantly changed to suit our whims. The concept of impermanence leads to various wild ideas we can drift into and with fringe analysis, we can look through the glass darkly or see how deep the rabbit hole goes.

It is believed that there is a mysterious storehouse where what we consume can lead to social control and these days literally anything can infect everything.

There are plenty of things that can change our ways of thinking; sometimes, dramatically. We are now under the control of social media, algorithms and self-appointed experts that for some reason have been agreed upon as being sane and forthright.

All that is paranoid is not delusional, just as all that is delusional is not paranoid. We aren’t talking about incorrigible delusions as much as a phenomenological field of relative points of view. The tyranny of the One is that of the official, spin-doctored version of past and current events, and future potentials that can be steered by the fabricated consensus.

Charles Fort explains that all people have a tendency to be hypnotic. He has said that if the proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, the people would believe properly like good little sheep. He also believed that if god was the universal mind, he didn’t always have to act in a manner that was sane.

This is why we live in this world of remarkable and crazy things.

It is said that we live in perilous times, and often, while in the middle of them, we seem to have some sort of epiphany that while we believe our little paranormal thoughts in church, we can openly pretend that no one answers prayers or doles out miracles or scrawls out little words on Ouija boards.

When we hear of what can be termed “doom porn”, we can become introspective and ask “Is life worth living?” The sad thing is that even as we ask ourselves that question, we are convinced that the answer is no.

Some people say that synchromysticsm is purely a fixation on certain numbers and statistics that may or may not be meaningful to the group-think. Sometimes we experience something called the “Oz factor” where we are the only person who can see the coincidences or the synchronicity for what it is.

When we experience it, we can say it is simply random, or we can say that it is some sort of supernatural occurrence. I know that there are coincidences for which no one has, or can be expected to have any possible logical, scientific or rational explanation.

No one can explain, predict and, therefore, be able to control the events and phenomena in question. Therefore, when dealing with meaningful coincidence in current events, one has to remember what happened in the past, how it applies to the present, and what it means for cause and effect in the future.

When you are in your own head, it can become a very uncomfortable place, especially when there are things buried deep in the core belief centers of the unconscious mind—memories or experiences that somehow get purged without warning.

There is no “real history.” The politics of fear ratchets up everyone’s paranoia meter unless they simply turn a blind eye to it all. Waves of holographic projection radiate from the hyper-real Chapel Perilous throughout all aspects of culture.

In Plato’s Republic, Plato declared a relationship between the soul of the state and the state of the soul.

According to Jung, poisonous collective ideas are always compensated for in the unconscious of the individual psyche. Since paranoia is a disorder of meaning, the remedy for the paranoia of the state may be similar to that of individuals – a trip to Chapel Perilous.

We are left holding our breath in suspended animation at the paradox, the moment of despair when we are engulfed in unsolvable Mystery — riddles wrapped in enigmas, half-truths disguising lies, faulty theories explaining nothing. At first glance, the Chapel seems empty, blown through by dusty winds. It’s all smoke and mirrors. But something is at the dark heart of things.

We don’t know who we are fighting for or who we are fighting against in the dark shadows. However, there are too many people who are cocksure that they have found the truth and that anyone outside of their comfort zone is simply crazy or perhaps in need of elimination.

What will the major narratives of 2023 be? What minor stories will be brought into the limelight while previously major plot lines are shunted backstage?

We all know that chaos and high strangeness are coming.

It is all in the numbers that will trigger a journey into the deepest rabbit hole.



For several years, Robert Phoenix has been a working astrologer, as exploded onto the scene as a disruptive force in the realm of mundane (global) astrology. Over that time, he’s read over 7,000 personal charts for clients. Driven by a need to serve with a Virgo Sun coupled with the x-ray vision brought on by Scorpio Rising, astrology has given him a powerful tool to assist others in their daily lives. Drawing upon numerous influences, ranging from Joseph Campbell, Carl Jung and William Blake, to Dane Rudhyar and Krishnamurti, he uses an eclectic and multidisciplinary approach to astrology. Each reading and each session has its own soul as a spontaneous approach evolves out of each chart.

His weekly show, “Sunday Night AstroLive with Robert Phoenix” explores essential mundane astrology as our planet hurtles toward the Great Reset at light speed.

Robert‘s astrology course, “The 11th House Academy” has helped many people not only learn astrology but even help them in becoming professional astrologers.

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 6 comments.

  1. Jim Pancaro

    January 2, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    Three twos and one three, but wait two threes, I’m confused, who’s going down the hole? I’ll be listening.

  2. Greg

    January 3, 2023 at 4:34 am

    The year started with another pro athlete passing out and falling into cardiac arrest. This time during a live NFL game. And Ukraine attacking and killing the largest amount of Russian soldiers at once in a missle barrage. While Russia is blaming the US for helping them. And the cost of living keeps going up, many people are holding on by a thread. Its all a perfect recipe for ww3. Deagel 2025 forecast keeps coming to mind.

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