Astrology

Are we headed for a Black Hole?

During the period between June-September 2018, expect the United States to set the foundations (with or without help from others) for serious global financial fallout in 2020/2021.

  • We’ve been here before – this has a fated quality.
  • What you see is not what you get especially in regards to very public and very inspirational governmental (presidential) speeches – smokescreen is one word – but bamboozle is probably a better word – pay attention here – this is a slippery slope.
  • The solar eclipse on 13 July 2018 at 20 Capricorn sows the seeds for all this – but will they take hold and grow?
  • Watch this space and that BLACK HOLE.

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Detailed Points of Consideration:

  1. Rising Sign and chart ruler – key to entire situationWith Cancer rising, the Moon is the chart ruler and this Moon is not particularly comfortable in Libra – where it might be diplomatic – but also isolated – in the 4thhouse – in its own back yard of nationalism. This Moon in Libra also makes trine (slippery slope– see comments below on the nature of the trine) to Mars in Aquarius in the 8th house. Now, although Mars equates to fighting words in 8thhouse concerns (i.e. international finance and multi-national corporations) it is – oops – conjunct the South Node.  We’ve been here before – the nodes have a fated quality especially in regards to relationships – possible crisis-point.
  2. Interestingly, this Moon in Libra also makes a Sextile (facilitating aspect) to Venus in Leo in the 2nd house, which is (not surprisingly) conjunct to the North Node. While Mars symbolises manufacturing and, of course, the military, Venus seeks peace and harmony and, in mundane astrology, it signifies where society seeks its ‘joy’. Now, with Venus in Leo in the 2nd house, the American public are seeking their joy through showy materialism and financial strength (i.e. 2nd house = economy, material resources, and the nation’s GNP). Yet despite the flag-waving glory (Leo), none of these three planets (Moon, Venus, or Mars) are strong– and worse, Venus in Leo is actually in detriment – where it struggles to perform. This suggests a passionate desire of the American people to return to better financial days (nodal axis) but will their efforts in this regard be successful?
  3. Midheaven/Ascendant (MC/ASC) Midpoint – in any chart, the MC/ASC midpoint is very sensitive and, in this chart, it is at 8 Taurus with both Venus in Leo and Mars in square (difficult aspect). According to Baigent, Campion, and Harvey (p. 227) – the MC/AS midpoint is always highly sensitive to transits and often says something important about the country’s ideas and aspirations (MC) re: working in the world (ASC). In May/June 2020 – transiting Uranus (revolution, innovation, breakdown in order) will conjunct this midpoint. This suggests that the foundations laid by the US between 21 June- 21 September 2018 will come home to roost in 2020/2021(transiting Uranus makes a 2nd hit at 8 Taurus in March 2021) – when, according to financial astrology (Skinner, p. 9), we’re due for some serious global financial fallout. It might be going too far to blame these future difficulties on American diplomacy during the period of June/September 2018 but it is tempting.
  4. Neptune Conjunct the MC (Midheaven) – as noted in an earlier post – this suggests that what you see is not what you get and in the case of the American presidency (MC and cusp of 10thhouse) – ‘smokescreen’ is the word. But add to this the fact that Neptune (at 16 Pisces) is forming a grand water trine with Jupiter (13 Scorpio) and Mercury (16 Cancer) and I might even suggest that ‘bamboozle’ is the better word. According to Ebertin (p. 121) the combination of Neptune/Jupiter/Mercury is not only inspirational speaking but also misleading speeches through either outright deception or speculation (or both). As Liz Greene has often said, the trine aspect is considered ‘easy’ for good reason because it represents the proverbial ‘slippery slope’ – i.e. step too close to the edge and WHOOSH – it’s a fast-downhill ride.images
  5. One final comment– in mundane astrology Pluto is associated with corporate affairs and group activity especially when to selfish advantage – and in this chart Pluto is at 20 Capricorn in the 7thhouse (foreign relations and agreements). According to Skinner (p. 201), 22 degrees Capricorn is in alignment with a ‘Black Hole’ which equates to upheaval with regards to any planet touching it. Skinner (p. 28) suggests when the planet involved is Pluto, the upheaval is at ‘nuclear or devastating scale’. Now, it just so happens that the upcoming solar eclipse on 13 July 2018 is within seconds of 20 Capricorn suggesting that we might expect the seeds to be sown for the expected fallout during 2019 (June 2019 will be particularly interesting) and 2020 when transiting Pluto actually hits 22 Capricorn.

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  • Baigent, M., Campion, N., and Harvey, C. (1992) Mundane Astrology. 2nd London: Thorsons.
  • Ebertin, R (1972) The Combination of Stellar Influences. 4th trans Roosedale, A and Kratzsch, L. Tempe: American Federation of Astrology, Inc.
  • Skinner, Christeen H. (2016) Exploring the Financial Universe. Lake Worth: Ibis Press.
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Aries Ingress spells trouble for international trade

During the period between April-June 2018, expect the United States to lead the way on international agreements/treaties – probably in regards to manufacturing – that are both regressive and aggressive. Although outright war is not likely to break out, military action of some sort to enforce such agreements/treaties is a possibility. The key here is what you see is not what you get. The reality of the situation will be well hidden by a smokescreen of seemingly soft politics. Interestingly, any trade agreements/treaties introduced during this time will likely be popular with the American public.

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Discussion

The Berlin astrologer, EH Troinski, worked extensively with ingress charts to predict war. Using the Placidus house system, he concentrated on charts set for the time of the Sun’s ingress into the four cardinal signs at the location of the capital city of the country in question. His research has indicated that several key planetary patterns recurred predicting war.

This chart is set for the United States (Washington, DC) for the Sun’s ingress into Aries for 2018 – the exact moment of the vernal equinox. This should give clues as to the dynamics in play for the US from then through the summer solstice in 2018 (21 June).

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Points of consideration:

  1. None of the traditional indications of war as set forth by Troinski are present. Hence war involving the United States (i.e. war in its usual military sense) is unlikely.
  2. Neptune is closely conjunct to the MC in this chart (thirty minutes of arc). In mundane astrology, Neptune represents, among other things, utopian tendencies, collectivist values, left wing policies. Neptune in this position suggests the US government (represented by the MC/10th house) will tone down aggressive rhetoric and be seen to seek softer solutions. The key word here is seen – i.e. with Neptune (underhanded and subversive) so high in the sky and tied in with American authority (in this case, the Sun, or the President)  – whatever is ‘seen’ to be the case re: US politics is probably anything but what is actually going on – in any chart, Neptune is the perfect smokescreen.
  3. Saturn and Mars straddle the DSC or 7th house cusp. In mundane astrology, the 7th house rules relations with other societies and countries and in particular the fruits of productive labor sold to foreign countries. Aspects of this includes treaties, alliances, and of course wars. Saturn represents the legal system and the police. In mundane charts, Saturn is repressive and controlling. It also represents fear of change. Mars, as you might imagine, signifies the military but it also represents manufacturing. For any nation-state to take care of itself, it must be able take aggressive action. Both Saturn and this Mars are strong in Capricorn and so any aggressive action taken by the United States during this period will be strongly felt by other countries. Although war in the military sense is unlikely (no other signifiers present), some kind of repressive, aggressive international agreement or alliance in regards to manufacturing is a distinct possibility.
  4. The Moon – because Cancer is rising, the Moon (popular opinion and mass ideologies) is the ruler of this chart. Interestingly, the Moon (strong in Taurus) is in the 11th house and very closely trine to that Saturn. Because the 11th house is associated with legislature and local government, this aggressive, repressive agreement will likely be the result of legislation. The 11th house is also relevant in foreign affairs where it is said to relate to friendly nations. In this case, then, that legislation might be some kind of trade pact between America and her friends that somehow, represents a threat to other nations. If this were to happen, it’s more likely than not to be in keeping with popular opinion.
  5. Uranus ingress into Taurus – on 15 May 2018, about a month after the vernal equinox, the planet Uranus moves into Taurus, where it has not been since 1934 – 1941. Please see my earlier post for details on what this might mean – but the overall tone is something along the lines of American actions leading the way toward disruption in world security and stability (think of the rise of Nazi Germany). The effects of such disruption might be expected to be felt for up to seven years (the period during which Uranus is in Taurus).
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War in 2018?

Summary – back in September, I looked at the ingress chart for the United States covering the last quarter of calendar 2017 in regards to whether it would find itself at war during that period. At that time, the answer was probably not although it remained a realistic possibility. Now, for the next calendar quarter, the situation has changed and the chances of war have increased (astrologically) three-fold. Not only that but the chances of the present US government being ‘overthrown’ have become a probability. This could be the result of a revolution of some kind or, possibly, the death of the leader. Subterfuge is an unfortunate reality.

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Discussion – The Berlin astrologer, EH Troinski, worked extensively with ingress charts to predict war. Using the Placidus house system, he concentrated on charts set for the time of the Sun’s ingress into the four cardinal signs at the location of the capital city of the country in question. His research has indicated that several key planetary patterns recurred predicting war.

This chart is set for the United States (Washington, DC) for the Sun’s ingress into Capricorn for 2017 – the exact moment of the winter solstice. This should give clues as to the dynamics in play for the US from then through the spring equinox in 2018 (20 March).

The following indicators of war for the US during this period:

  1. Saturn in the 10th house with the Sun in an angular house (in this case the Sun is also the 10th house, which is angular). According to Troinski, this suggests the overthrow of the government either by revolution or the death of the leader. Note in this chart that Saturn is exactly conjunct (11 minutes of arc) the Sun. Saturn, seeking to restructure social order, will never be stronger than now, having just entered Capricorn, its sign of rulership. It hasn’t been here for 30 years. But Saturn in conjunction with the Sun at the winter solstice has only occurred three times in recent history: 1664, 1458, and 1105. Not only is this a momentous event, but it is occurring in America’s 10th house – house of the ‘ruling class’, national prestige, and international reputation. Not good.
  2. Saturn in the 10th house and Mars in the 8th house – danger of war and attacks on the head of state.
  3. A heavy concentration of planets in the 8th house most particularly, Mars, Jupiter, and the Sun. This is what Troinski calls the ‘pure war-combination’. In this chart, the Sun is not in the 8th but Mars and Jupiter are. Along with the other two strong indicators of war, above, this may act as a confirmation.

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In mundane astrology, Neptune is linked with secret plots, fraud, and illicit dealings. It also is associated with loss. In natal astrology, Neptune is associated with delusion and illusion and in a national chart, it ought to carry pretty much the same meaning. The 12th house is associated with all that is hidden – criminals, spies, and secret enemies. The USA is in for some serious subterfuge during the next quarter – whether or not it has anything to do with war. This is all being orchestrated ‘behind the scenes’ – someplace – where at least for now, it will remain. Because the 1st house symbolises the prosperity and health of the nation as a whole, it looks even worse. Quite probably, the collective citizens of the US  will be duped with the end result being loss and misfortune.

That Mercury is involved with Neptune by square, this must have something to do with garbled or even purposeful miscommunication and because Mercury is in the 9th house, such miscommunication will cross international borders.

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War in 2017?

SUMMARY – Will the United States find itself at war during the final calendar quarter of 2017? Probably not – although it does remain a realistic possibility. Expect more ‘fighting words’ from both the US and North Korea. Nothing new there. What is new, however, is that even if North Korea is keen to soon be at war, it is likely to suffer some internal political or economic set-back that puts an end to such aspirations.

For information on the techniques used please see – Mundane Astrology – An Introduction to the astrology of nations and groups – by Baigent, Campion, and Harvey (London; 1995).th

DISCUSSION – The Berlin astrologer, EH Troinski, has worked comprehensively using ingress charts to predict war. Using the Placidus house system, he concentrates on charts set for the time of the Sun’s ingress into the four cardinal signs at the location of capital cities of the countries in question. In his research, key planetary patterns recurred that predicted war.

Given recent concerns that the United States and North Korea could be heading toward war, I’ve set a chart of the Sun’s ingress into Libra for 2017 at Washington, DC. Given that this is the exact moment of autumnal equinox, it should give clues as the planetary dynamics in play for the United States through to the 2017 winter solstice.

I will also consider the ingress chart set for Pyongyang, North Korea.

UNITED STATES

One of the first things that Troinski looked for was a ‘heavy’ concentration of planets in the 8th house. He considered one particular planetary configuration to be the ‘pure war-combination’. This involved the Sun, Mars, and Jupiter all in the 8th house. He provided twenty-four examples supporting his case.US ingress LI 2017.jpg

In regards to the ‘pure war-combination’, this chart for the US has both the Sun and Mars in the 8th but not Jupiter (although Jupiter isn’t too far away). But Mercury is in the 8th house – so perhaps after all, there is a ‘heavy’ concentration? Before making any overall assessment of the US being at war during this period, best to take a look at other considerations; there aren’t any, at least according to Troinski’s work.

From what I can see, Troinski did not use either Pluto or Neptune in his work; if anyone knows this to be otherwise, please tell me! But to me, it seems dangerous that in this chart Mercury (in the 8th) forms a tight trine to Pluto. ‘Fighting words’ seems to be a decent interpretation of these two planets together and by trine, it could be the ‘slippery slope’. We’ve already heard plenty of ‘fighting words’ from both sides.

Nothing new there, so moving on to consider a close opposition between Mars (in that dangerous 8th house) and Neptune. This is suggestive of the US being irritable and moody – but not enough to be prodded to action. Equally, it is suggestive of a fascination with the whole idea of war. Given that in mundane charts the Moon symbolises the common people and this Moon is in Scorpio, I suspect that general public are in the mood for war. But the Moon is not aspected and doesn’t ‘plug into the angles’ so the common people are unlikely to be the driver either way. However, it is important to note that Pluto (raw and deadly power) does plug into the MC by sextile; war may not be an inevitability but it remains a possibility and so we move next to consider North Korea.

NORTH KOREA

North Korea LI Ingress 2017.jpgTroinski considers that Saturn in the 4th house (tick) and the Sun being angular (tick) signifies the fall or overthrow of a government. It could also suggest the death of a leader.

There is no heavy combination of planets in the 8th house – only Uranus – this suggests unexpected change. Troinski also considered a strong emphasis of planets in the 6th/12th axis (tick) as indicators of political and economic problems and/or reversals.

To me this suggests that even if so inclined to wage war, North Korea will suffer some sort of political/economic set-back before it do so.

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Will Obama-Care (Affordable Care Act) be repealed or significantly overhauled during 2017?

affordable-care-act-bannerThe short answer is no – ACA is strong and Congress is not – disharmony is the order of the day.

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  1. 6th house = all matters of public health therefore with Gemini on the 6th house cusp, Mercury (at 0 Virgo 50 and in the 8th house) is the ruler of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
  2. 11th house = legislature and so with Scorpio on the cusp, Mars (at 4 Leo 00 conjunct 8th house cusp) symbolises Congress.
  3. Mercury (ACA) is in pretty good condition:
    1. in its own sign of ruler-ship (Virgo),
    2. in sect (Mercury is both diurnal and nocturnal),
    3. and in its own terms (classical astrology suggests Mercury in the terms of Mercury adds a ‘sober and honest’ element).
    4. Mercury is conjunct the fixed star, Regulus, which, as one of the Royal Stars of Persia, promises success only on certain conditions. With Regulus, that condition is avoidance of the temptation of revenge. Although legislation itself can’t have ‘motivation’ per se, the people involved with it can do. With Regulus, there is pressure to succeed, to shine, especially in bringing peace and civilisation. If those fighting to keep ACA alive and well focus on the positive aspects of the legislation rather than on gaining revenge against their legislative opponents, success for ACA is guaranteed.
    5. Finally, Mercury could be stronger if were angular, but it least it’s not cadent so overall, pretty good.
  4. On the other hand, Mars (Congress) in Leo is not in such good condition:
    1. Mars in the terms of Jupiter does have capacity to bring ‘honour within the government’ and to ‘work with exalted people’.
    2. Mars is out of sect (nocturnal planet out of place during daytime) which, according to classical astrology adds an element of ‘ignoble employment’ as well as the ‘danger of injury’.
    3. Mars is very close to the 8th house cusp therefore it is succeedent not angular,
    4. Mars could be worse off but could be much better so overall, not so good. Situation could improve, however, if Congress focuses on its capacity to ‘bring honour with government’ (possibly by working with exalted people).
  5. Overall, Mercury (ACA) is stronger by far than is Mars (Congress).
  6. Further, Mars (Congress) and Mercury (ACA) make no aspect to each other suggesting that, at least for the remainder of 2017, Congress will not pass anything significantly impacting ACA.
  7. To make certain, we look to the Moon which, in a horary chart, is considered ‘dispositive’ of the entire situation (i.e. how it came to be and how it will unfold).
    1. The Moon (whilst in Virgo) has as yet made no Ptolemaic aspects (whilst tempting to include Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto in this, horary technically does not do so).
    2. The next aspect to be made by the Moon will be a square to Saturn – this does not look good – the combination of Moon/Saturn yields uncommunicative behaviour as well as lack of self-confidence. This suggests that the situation surrounding proposed changes to ACA will be characterised by anxiety and feelings of inhibition. On the positive side, there is a suggestion of increased care and attention as well as conscientious behaviour – sounds as if Congress might be giving proposed changes to ACA some serious, dutiful attention.
    3. The last aspect to be made by the Moon will be a square to Venus – this also does not look good for changes to ACA – with the general feeling in Congress one of weakness of will (being easily led by others) and moodiness. This too suggests that Congress will not get enough momentum to pass legislation significantly overhauling (much less repealing) ACA. Disharmony looks to be the order of the day in Washington during 2017 – so much for falling back and regrouping.
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Star lore confirms trouble for Mr Trump as the result of the up-coming total solar eclipse

Yesterday I blogged about the effects of the upcoming solar eclipse using the Leo ingress chart set for Washington, DC. I would like to add two points based on associated star lore. Might you recall that flashy, dramatic Mercury that was too close for comfort with Mr Trump’s natal Mars? Well, the fixed stars associated with that Mercury (and Mars) not only confirm trouble but also flesh out some details:

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  • Ingress Mercury is conjunct the fixed star, Alderamin – in the constellation Cepheus, The King. Because of this, the ingress Mercury is infused with Alderamin’s energy – which, at best, is out of step with the laws of nature. Bottom line – Alderamin is a destructive influence – a negative statement about the impact made when male sovereignty teams up with aggression.
  • Ingress Mercury is also conjunct the fixed star, Alpheratz, Alpherarzwhich is both the navel of Pegasus and head of Andromeda. According to star lore, Alpheratz is not at home in Andromeda. Instead, it sits more comfortably in the constellation of Pegasus, where it is associated with freedom and speed – i.e. the sheer joy of feeling the wind in your hair. When linked with the planet Mercury, Apheratz imparts free- thinking, novel ideas, and headstrong stubbornness. This fits nicely with what’s already been said about Mercury and the grand fire trine with Uranus and Saturn – i.e. think unique, ground-breaking, and earth-shattering. But it also adds the notion of rashly pushing forward without due consideration – a behaviour unfortunately oft associated with Mr Trump.

 

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The eclipse chart itself involves two significant fixed stars – both of which confirm that the energy released with the eclipse will have a negative impact on Trump and America:

  • The eclipse point (23 Leo 55) is conjunct the fixed star Regulus, one of the four Royal Stars of Persia, and heart of the lion in the constellation Leo. Regulus is linked to King Feridun, who, according to Persian mythology, was a great and good king. Hence Regulus imparts success but only to those who avoid taking revenge. If under the influence of Regulus, one gives in to temptations of retribution and reprisal, he/she will fall from grace and all that which he/she has gained will be lost. Keeping in mind that (a) Trump’s natal Mars (26 Leo 47) and Ascendant (29 Leo 58) are energised by the eclipse and (b) Trump is, by and large, prone to taking revenge, then might we not expect the proverbial Humpy Dumpty to have a great fall (off the wall)? I won’t say that I’m hopeful, but I will say that because Regulus is involved it would only serve him right. For what it’s worth, I’m still putting my money on some frenzied, ego-driven ‘communication’ causing oodles of trouble not just for Trump but for Americans in general.hydra_figure_st_sbkiqd
  • The eclipse point is also conjunct the fixed star, Alphard, the brightest star in the constellation Hydra. When considering the impact that this ‘difficult star’ might make, keep in mind that Trump’s natal Mars and Ascendant are also linked with Alphard. Symbolism associated with this star include death by poisoning, hatred of women, perpetrators of violent crimes, and untamed, and emotional outbursts. The good news is that Alphard has associations with religious fervour which, given all its negative potential, might be a good way to use it. The bad news is that because religious passion is generally not Trump’s thing, we can expect Alphard to contribute mightily to the overall unpleasantness of the situation.
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Leo Ingress spells ‘communication’ problems for the USA?

Summary – During the next few weeks expect a flashy, hostile communication involving (or instigated by) Mr Trump which will cause serious concern to the US court system and/or Congress. Could this mean war?

ingress into LeoAstrologers love making predictions about how the upcoming total solar eclipse will affect the USA. There are many ways to look at this but today I’ll do something different – taking a look at the Leo ingress chart (i.e. prediction technique involving chart drawn for the moment that the Sun will enter 0 Leo) set for Washington, DC. This forecast should be good from 22 July until after the eclipse, when the Sun moves into Virgo (22 August).

Because Libra is rising, Venus is the chart ruler and its position and aspects are key to the situation.  Each planet in this chart symbolises a function that binds Americans into a nation-state and with Venus, that function relates to all that is pleasantly shared –  i.e. art, culture, and entertainment.

Because this Venus is in Gemini, there is emphasis on the media – communication(s) of all sorts are highlighted. Given all the controversy regarding ‘fake-news’ and the way in which the president and his administration are presented by the media, might we not expect combative issues arising as the result of this? Because Venus is applying for an opposition to Saturn (social order, regulations, and controls) – I’ll go out on a limb and suggest that someone gets sanctioned regarding a combative communication.

Further, because Venus is leaving a T Square (difficult aspect) involving both Neptune and Jupiter, we might surmise that someone (prominent) has already been duped (or otherwise taken advantage of) and that this subterfuge might form the basis of some controversy that is still yet to blossom.

Another reason to suspect that communication will be a key issue for the US during this period is that Mercury – the Lord of Communication –  is in the same degree as the nodal axis. Because of this, some might suggest that whatever transpires regarding this ‘communicaton’ was fated. Maybe, maybe not! But I will point out that this Mercury is involved in a grand fire trine with Uranus and Saturn and so I’ll suggest that whatever happens, it will not be conventional – think unique, ground-breaking, and/or earth-shattering.

At this point, it’s not too much of a leap of faith to further suggest that this ‘communication’ is likely to be highly aggressive and, as the result, could be seen by others as an act of war. This is because Venus at 19 Gemini 42 is close to the US natal chart’s Mars (fighting/military action) at 21 Gemini 23.trump-tweet-sources-said.png

Finally, it is more likely than not that Mr Trump will be implicated in all this. The flashy, dramatic Mercury (at 25 Leo 58  – Leo is always dramatic) is awfully close to Trump’s natal mars at 26 Leo 47. If that weren’t enough, consider that the total solar eclipse at the end of August will occur at 28 Leo 55 – again too close for comfort. Might it not be too unreasonable to suggest that some flashy, dramatic communication by Mr Trump will land him in big trouble (eclipses are like a power surge – for good or evil!) and that this will require congressional/court sanctions (Mercury is in this ingress 11th house which is associated with legislature and parliament)?

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UK General Election – Part II

 

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Yesterday, I posted a horary chart suggesting that Jeremy Corbyn will not be the Prime Minister of the UK in 2017.

Today, I look at the chart of the election itself and reach the same conclusion.

CHART TWO – CLOSE OF POLLS ON ELECTION DAY

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SUMMARY – The key theme in play for this upcoming general election is HOPE for the FUTURE. The common people (voters) want this most of all. However, the common people are more than aware that there is a good deal of illusion/delusion regarding hope for the future and doubtless feel themselves caught between a rock and hard spot. However one thing that the common people do realise is that the last thing they want is another heavy dose of socialism. How in the world will anyone pay for this? It looks as if Theresa May, despite her many problems/failings, is in a better position than Jeremy Corbyn to deliver what the voters want. She is the more commercially savvy of the two.

DETAILED ANALYSIS

  1. Because Sagittarius is rising, the ruler of this chart is Jupiter and its position and aspects are key to the entire situation.
  2. Jupiter is associated with both religion and philosophy – also with finances and commerce – capitalism, law, and legal service. Jupiter in this chart is a 13 Libra in the 9th house, associated with 9th – religion, legal system and higher education.
  3. Jupiter in Libra is comfortable enough – not particularly strong nor particularly weak. According to the Liber Hermetis, Jupiter in Libra suggests benefits from, or a high social profile because of, women. But because this Jupiter is ‘out of sect’ (i.e. it’s a diurnal planet in a night chart), the benefits to be expected from women must be toned down a bit – perhaps they will require more effort than they are worth – (certainly the situation is not as glamorous as if Jupiter had been placed otherwise in relation to the Sun).
  4. At 14 Libra, this Jupiter is in the terms of Mercury and according to the Liber Hermetis, this suggests that business acumen (and perhaps age) is part of the mix. Whoever steps in to lead the country must be commercially savvy.
  5. So far, we have the picture of a commercially savvy woman who also, because of Jupiter’s placement in the 9th house will be associated with (or acceptable to) commerce. This Jupiter is also trine the Sun, which is associated with the ‘ruling class’ – especially government and its leader. While this might suggest that the outcome of the election will be in keeping with the current administration (in this case, the Conservative Party with its current leader, Theresa May).
  6. However, this Jupiter in Libra is also square (difficult aspect) to Pluto, which is associate corporate affairs, as well as group activity – especially to selfish advantage, the secret service and spy network. Sounds as if just when we’d thought it would all be business as usual, there’s a power struggle of some sort – playing to someone’s personal ego. The square aspect suggests that whatever is going on, will not end up looking pretty. I would never suggest that I am an astute political observer so I will leave it up to you to decide which of the major players in the election has the biggest ego and how much damage might be done as the result.
  7. Interestingly enough, Jupiter is sextile (easier aspect) to the Moon in Sagittarius, which is associated not only with women but also with the common people. What is it that the common people want when they are represented by the Moon in Sagittarius? HOPE for the future!
  8. This Moon is further in a (difficult) aspect to Neptune which is in turn, lined with socialism – i.e. new visions/dreams for the perfect society. This suggests that the common people (voters) are not really keen to embrace more socialism. This is of course, the party line for Labour and Corbyn. The suggestion here is that HOPE for the future will not include a heavy does of socialism.
  9. Neptune is also linked to subversion, confusion, and delusion.  I must admit that Corbyn and his Labour Party would seem to have rather delusional ideas about where they might get the money to pay their promised enhancements both to state-funded education and the National Health Service (NHS). On the other hand, I wouldn’t be the first to suggest that Mrs. May is also delusional at least in regards to what kind of BREXIT deal she can cut for the UK with Europe. This chart suggests that the common people are more than aware there’s a good deal of delusion in regards to their fondly held HOPE for the future and they are not best pleased – but realistically, what can they do? NOTHING. Note that the Moon, Sun (ruling class), and Neptune are caught up in a T Square – the proverbial being ‘caught between a rock and a hard spot’.
  10. I suggest that whichever candidate and or his/her party can provide the most optimistic (and realistic) vision of the future will win this election. This is the focus of the chart ruler of the General Election, Jupiter at 13 Libra.tri wheel
  11. Looking at the charts of Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn in comparison with the chart for the general election, we find that May’s Sun at 8 Libra is stacked up best to deliver what the people want (13 Libra) whilst Corbyn with his own Neptune (illusion, delusion) at 12 Libra is at best confusing the issues and at worst, undermining any sense of reality.
  12. No one, however, is under any illusion that further moves toward (expensive) socialism at this time would be in the UK’s best interests.
Astrology

UK General Election – YIKES! Could Corbyn actually win?

With the UK general election coming up next week, folks are getting a bit nervous. Given the surprise results of both the BREXIT referendum and the US presidential elections, they are worrying that ‘anything’ could happen and so they should.

Little wonder that I was asked to take a look at the astrology of the situation. I have thus  have have drawn up two charts, one of which is posted today.

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CHART 1 – HORARY – Will Jeremy Corbyn (JC) be Prime Minister (PM) in 2017?

SUMMARY – The short answer is NO – JC will not become PM in 2017.  Stuff is going on behind the scenes (we may never know exactly who, what, or why) that makes this result an impossibility.

In this chart, JC is the quested and hence is represented by the 7th house which has Aquarius on the cusp. This makes Saturn, the natural ruler of Aquarius, symbolic of JC. In this case, Saturn is Retrograde (and not it’s happiest in the fiery sign of Sagittarius) – the retrograde nature of the depositor of JC suggests something is wrong – perhaps he’s reneged on a promise (or someone else has reneged on a promise to him) – in any case, JC is hindered in his move forward toward the position of PM – i.e. instead, he’s back-paddling and it’s little wonder that this won’t take him where he needs to go.

imagesThe position of the Prime Minister (PM) is represented by the 10th house which has Aries on the cusp. Hence the ruler of Aries, Mars, is symbolic of the position of the PM.

In order to CJ to become PM, Mars should be making an applying trine or sextile to Saturn, which is not the case here. Indeed, the two are making an opposition which has already perfected suggesting that in some respect, JC has ‘already’ suffered his defeat in some way or another. The die has been cast, so to speak.

Because the Moon is the fastest moving planet in the chart, it is considered to be dispositive of the situation as a whole – i.e. how it came to be and how it will overall unfold. This Moon is in the 3rd house (communications) at 3 Libra 57 and has yet made no major aspects with other planets:

  1. The first aspect the Moon will make is a trine to the Sun in Gemini in the 11th house – suggesting we ought to expect over the next few days some well-balanced, rational (Libra) communication (3rd house and Gemini) to the public at large regarding the election in general and, in particular, to JC and the Labour Party’s manifesto. Indeed, traditional astrology suggests that the Moon trine Sun is good for influencing important people and seeking advancement.
  2. So far, so good.
  3. The next aspect to be made by the Moon is a conjunction with Jupiter (Retrograde).  Although this aspect between the Moon and Jupiter is favourable in general – a lucky break, so to speak, in this case the retrograde nature of Jupiter suggests the lucky break won’t be quite so lucky. Something dysfunctional is going on behind the scenes – and because Jupiter is the natural ruler of Saturn (in this case, symbolic of JC) – we might expect some backroom party politics that is actually going against JC’s favour. This dysfunctionality is again emphasised by the fact that Saturn (JC) itself is Retrograde (see point one above) – something not quite right is going on behind the scenes.
  4. The next aspect to be made by the Moon is a Quincunx to Mercury – this suggests something is ‘out of joint’ in regards to communication. Not so long ago, we were getting  well-balanced and rational communication (journalism) regarding the election  – but now something has changed. Perhaps (just guessing here) this is in relation to that dysfunctionality noted above? But, in any event, expect some change in the media reporting that will not be in JC’s favour.
  5. Next aspect to be made by the Moon is an opposition to Venus. This is not good news.  Such an aspect is generally unfavourable and it probably has to do with a woman.
  6. The final aspect to be made by the Moon (before it changes sign), is a trine to Mars. This suggests some kind of ‘fight’ or even a lawsuit. Because Mars is the depositor of the position of PM itself, we might even expect there to be some squabble in regards to the validity of the claim of those who are vying for the position.

Overall – in keeping with this chart, there is no chance that Corbyn will become Prime Minister in 2017.  However, this does not mean that Labour will not win a majority in this election any more than it suggests that some other party will do so. Indeed, there is every possibility that a coalition will be necessary – and that might well be the best case scenario. There will definitely bee a squabble of some sort in regards to the position of PM – and in keeping with parliamentary ideals, a compromise may (again) be necessary.

 

Astrology

Will his Russian Intrigue bring Trump Down?

Will the current ‘intrigue’ regarding Trump and Russia ‘bring him down’?

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SUMMARY

YES & NO – although clearly Mr Trump has ‘enemies’ (secret or otherwise) in regards to this ‘intrigue’ –  enemies who are far stronger than is he – it remains unclear whether they will (or even whether they will try to) damage his reputation enough to ‘bring him down’.

Having said that, Mr Trump is most definitely on a collision course of some sort vis a vis his relationship with Russia. Expect ‘conflict’ (could even be an outright war) within approximately five months and that such conflict could lead to Trump’s ‘self-undoing’ and/or resignation.

Despite not being a fan of Mr Trump, after working with this chart I believe that in regards to his dealings with Russia, Trump is probably acting from strong personal conviction that he is doing the right thing. This is the case regardless whether his behaviour in the matter is appropriate, much less moral. Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ certain situations.

In addition, as unsavoury as some of the reports have suggested might be this ‘intrigue’, it is difficult to argue that somehow it will not turn out for the best (albeit whether or not it all turns out well for Trump, personally, remains to be seen).

Finally, expect that when all is said and done, Trump’s Russian intrigue will have had something to do with women.images

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ANALYSIS:

  1. 10th house represents the president – and because Taurus is on the cusp, its ruler, russian-intrigueVenus, represents Trump.
  2. 9th house is Trump’s 12th house of ‘undoing’, ‘secret enemies’, and ‘resignation’. It is also the chart’s house representing foreign lands and their affairs. Because Aries is on the cusp of this house, its ruler, Mars, represents not only Russia, but also all matters of serious affliction for Trump.
  3. NOTE also that because Trump’s 7th house (the 4th house of this chart) has Scorpio on its cusp, Mars also represents Trump’s ‘open’ enemies.
  4. Venus (Trump) is quite weak in detriment (Aries), cadent, and out of SECT.
  5. Mars is stronger in its sign of ruler-ship, Aries, although it too is cadent and out of SECT.
  6. Not only is Venus (Trump) already in the 12th house of ‘undoing’ (and also in Russia’s back pocket), but it is make an applying (5 degree) aspect to conjunct with Mars. This conjunction brings Trump and the path of his ‘undoing’ together in such a way that suggests complete cooperation (whether for ill or gain).
  7. Russia, Trump, and and Trump’s enemies (secret or not) are hence coming together in what promises to be an explosive and fiery ‘conflict’ – Aries (cardinal fire) is a most martial sign. However, based on the movements of the Moon (see point 11, below), it is likely this conflict will somehow all work out for the best in the end (the final aspect made by the Moon is a comfortable Trine with the Sun).
  8. Several fixed stars making close aspect to this chart’s Venus (Trump) reinforce this martial theme:
    • Facies (constellation of Sagittarius) – is the ‘eye of the archer’ and itself associated with warriors, wars, and violent death. It also suggests that Trump is so driven in regards to this situation that he is ‘blind’ to its dangers. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also in opposition with Facies. A near-sighted archer is not good news.
    • Mirzam (constellation of Canis Major) – carries an important message of some sort. Note that in his natal chart, Trump’s Mercury is also conjunct Mirzam. This message is of great personal importance to Trump.
    • Alhena (constellation of Gemini) – is associated with winning at all costs (arrogance implied) – Trump feels that he has the ‘divine’ right to ‘reform’ or ‘correct’ a certain situation.
    • North & South Asellus (constellation of Cancer) – again associations with ‘blindness’ as well as piled up corpses and wars.
    • Aldebaran (constellation of Taurus) – a great royal star connected with warrior kings (MARS) greatness is a real possibility but only if certain moral challenges are met re: integrity and purity of thoughts and dealings. HONOUR that can’t last.
  9. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspects to this chart’s Venus (Trump) that reinforce this theme of conflict leading to danger & destruction.
    • Ability, Abundance, Commerce, Danger, Debt, Fate, Divorce, Destruction, Genius, Fascination, Imprisonment, Luck, Secret Enemies, and Victory.
  10. Several Arabic Parts also make close aspect to Trump’s natal planets further reinforcing this theme:
    • Mars – Bad Luck, Catastrophe, Destiny, Fortune, Unusual Events
    • Venus – Secret Enemies, Accidents, Armies, Catastrophe, Destiny, Divorce
    • Sun – Lovers, Fame, Eccentricity, Beneficial Change
    • Mercury – Benevolence, Corruptness, Damage, Fascination
    • Moon – Beneficial Change, Controversy, Eccentricity, Lovers
    • Jupiter – Action, Administrators, Bankruptcy, Success, Suicide, Victory
    • Saturn – Catastrophe, Divorce
  11. As the Moon is the overall symbol of how events play out (past, present, future), we look to the Moon (10 Libra) in this chart and the aspects that it has and will make:
    • Last aspect made – opposition to Venus – unfavourable – all women/love concerns s/b approached with caution
    • Next – Quincunx to Neptune – confusion and unrealistic dreams
    • Next – Trine to Mercury – messages and communication – good for business but NOT for signing contracts/agreements
    • Next aspect – Opposition to Mars – unfavourable for all new ventures including friendships and dealings with women.
    • Next – Square with Pluto – dirty dealings, manipulation.
    • Next – Conjunction with Jupiter – lawyers and professionals – a little bit of luck especially with foreign persons?!
    • Next – Opposition with Uranus – emotional anxiety – breaks, accidents, separations, sudden/unpredictable awakenings – possible divorce.
    • Next – Sextile with Saturn – bad for love affairs and friendships with women, obstacles, limitations, loss, and restrictions.
    • FINAL – Trine with Sun – good for new ventures, influencing important people and seeking advancement, life force, health, and last but not least, success.
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