Around 300 B.C., Pytheas of Massilia voyaged by sea, out beyond the Pillars of Hercules (Strait of Gibralter) and into the Atlantic Ocean. Pytheas sailed north, so far as Scotland. And then he sailed even further north, to Ultima Thule. 
To guide his way across the vast Atlantic, Pytheas must have had the “arrow and golden cup.” Before even Pytheas, the learned Hercules had used the arrow and golden cup (magnetic compass) to sail past the Pillars of Hercules.
We are like those sea captains of old. The “news” offers us many signs, most of them inconsequential. But the wise sea captain, studying the charts, somehow can wade past the inconsequential signs and see only the true signs. She or he will take heed that the north magnetic pole has been drifting faster since the year 2000. 
The wise sea captain will have noticed the interplay of magnetisms between Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump during the SOTU address of February 5, 2019. He or she will have been well aware that the sexes are oppositely electrified, that the masculine electricity has a negative charge and the feminine electricity has a positive charge.  The opposite charges mutually attract, hence the magnetism between Pelosi and Trump is good, the wise sea captain will realize. (The magnetism is even better than it was in days of yore, between House Speaker Tip O’Neill and President Ronald Reagan.)
Looking off the port bow, it seems to be clear sailing ahead. But avast! Hark ye, captain! The lunar magnetisms are building even now, as the New Moon of the Lunar New Year coincident to the SOTU address recedes. From the crow’s nest the sailor advises the captain he espies a Full Moon ahead on February 19th. Consulting his sea charts, the captain realizes an iceberg ahead, labeled on the map as Shutdown II. Using his compass and ruler, the captain plainly sees this Shutdown II iceberg is February 15th and in the vicinity of the upcoming Full Moon! “Hubub ahead!” cries the captain. “Batten down the hatches!”
——- Sources ——-
 Arktos: The Polar Myth, by Joscelyn Godwin. Grand Rapids, MI: Phanes Press, 1993.
 “Magnetic north pole is on the move”, AP. Published locally in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, Feb. 5, 2019, page A-3.
 The Influence of the Blue Ray, by General A.J. Pleasonton. Philadelphia: Claxton, Remsen & Haffelfinger, 1876. Reprint by Kessinger.com