Monday, September 26, 2011
Mundane Astrological view of the Fall Ingress, 9/23/11
Fall equinox came on September 23 at 9:06 AM GMT. The outstanding aspects cast by the Sun are his opposition to Uranus in Aries, square to Pluto in Capricorn, sextile to Moon and sextile to Mars, Moon and Mars in conjunction in Leo. Moon and Mars lend great strength and cause for some optimism to the Sun, making the Fall a constructive time despite the many untoward conditions of this time shown by the Sun in T-square with Uranus and Pluto. There is a great deal of tension in the world of politics and finances now.
We notice that in the spring equinox chart Saturn was at 14 degrees Libra and Moon was at 17 degrees Libra. Now, at the fall equinox we find Saturn at 17 degrees Libra; the conjunction of Saturn and Moon at the spring equinox is now exact. What this means is that the unfortunate trends of economic difficulties, bad trade relations, tendencies to disorder and depression in the world, political affairs going awry, the people suffering because of unemployment, crop failures, trouble with banks and stock markets, troubled affairs in parliaments and in congress, embarrassments to Governments with possibilities of deaths in Government circles is now coming to a head.
Looking at the chart of the New York Stock Exchange we see Uranus in the 10th house in Aries opposite the Sun in Libra and square Pluto in Capricorn. This shows the market in a precarious and unstable condition this fall. This is confirmed by the New Moon chart, the New Moon coming on September 27th at 11:10 AM GMT. The New Moon is at 4 degrees Libra opposite Uranus and square Pluto. This means that the lunation period of September 27th to October 26th is going to see very unstable market activity with sudden losses accompanied by some sharp gains as shown by Mars in Leo tightly trine Uranus and sextile the new Moon.
In the fall equinox chart the Sun opposite Uranus and square Pluto shows sudden and unexpected troubles coming to heads of state, ill considered legislation, political blunders bringing losses of friends and gain of enemies, party splits, strikes, protests and riots, and failures of Governments. Where there are elections great changes are to be expected. Watch the situation in Spain.
The fall equinox Sun sextile the Moon helps mitigate some of the more dire indications of the Sun opposition Uranus and square Pluto. The Sun sextile Moon will help bridge some of the tensions between the Government and the people and will encourage productive business activity at home and abroad despite all the trouble otherwise shown.
The fall equinox Sun sextile Mars gives strength to heads of state as well as to the military. This, accompanied with the Sun in T-square Uranus and Pluto means that military activity is going to increase this fall; a lot of destructive activity is to be anticipated. The positive side of the Sun sextile Mars, barring the glaring opposition of the military powers against the developing world, especially seen in the current plight of Africa, is that it gives the world the opportunity to cooperate and constructively improve international relations. Whether the world uses the positive possibilities offered by the heavens now is to be seen.
The fall equinox chart for the UK has the Sun in the 11th house opposite Uranus in the 5th and square Pluto in the 2nd. This shows the Parliament at odds over troubles affecting the condition of the economy, difficult diplomatic relations, and problems in education. The Sun opposite Uranus also shows increasing opposition to the Prime Minister. The Moon and Mars sextile the Sun from the 9th house shows Britain's involvement in foreign wars contributing to the discontentment of the opposition to the current Government. These problems will not resolve easily or quickly. Looking at the transits of Pluto, the turmoil in Britain and in the Euro Zone as well as in Australia will increase through the rest of this year, through 2012 and into 2013.
The fall equinox chart for Germany has the Sun in the 10th house opposite Uranus in the 5th and square Pluto in the 2nd. Opposition to the Government in Germany is more intense than in Britain. We note in this chart that Jupiter is the ruler of the 2nd house and is in the 6th house. Jupiter is square the Moon and Mars. Moon and Mars are sextile the Sun. This shows that the Government's actions toward the ailing countries in the Euro Zone is depleting the wealth of Germany and causing no small degree of distress, and this may cause big protests that will endanger the Government of Frau Merkel. Jupiter retrograde in the 6th house square Moon and Mars, with Pluto in the 2nd house in T-square with the Sun and Uranus is not at all benefiting the working classes. It is showing a big waste of money. It is also entirely against the better interests of Germany to engage in military activities now.
The Sun in the fall equinox chart is in the 10th house all through Central Europe, down through Central and South Africa, and eastward into the Middle East. The Sun is in the 10th house in Jerusalem. Simply put, Governments, and heads of state, in this region of the world are now subject to sudden and unexpected troubles. Political relations in this region are particularly fragile and unstable. Governments are prone to failures, or emergencies, and, if there are elections, to radical changes, and there are probabilities of strikes, protest movements and riots.
The fall equinox chart for Tehran, Iran has the Sun in the 9th house opposite Uranus in the 3rd and square Pluto in the 12th conjunct the Ascendent showing disputes and troubles coming from neigboring lands and from secret criminal elements, or clandestine enemies attempting to undermine the country. Mars and Moon in the 7th house square Jupiter in the 4th intensifies the probabilities of international disputes and warns of dangers of warlike activity. Mars in Leo points east by north, or the areas of Afghanistan and possibly Turkmanistan.
The chart for Pakistan is similar to that of Iran except Pluto is not conjunct the Ascendent, but is in the 12th house showing criminal activity coming into the country from neighboring lands. There are dangers of warlike activities, the northeast part of the country and the area near Kashmir appearing most vulnerable.
The chart for India has the Sun in the 8th house opposite Uranus in the 2nd and square Pluto in the 12th. Sun afflicted in the 8th house raises the death rate and brings death to notable people in the highest circles of the land. Uranus afflicted in the 2nd house brings unexpected losses, but trine Mars, brings unexpected gains as well. The stock market in India will be highly volatile this fall. Pluto afflicted in the 12th house brings misfortune to the poor and increases underground criminal activity as well as clandestine activity of enemies of the state. Mars and Moon in the 7th house square Jupiter in the 4th house also brings dangers of violence and potential military activity to India, the fall equinox chart showing unrest in the entire region of Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India as well as in Nepal and Tibet.
The chart for China has the Sun in the 7th house opposite Uranus in the 1st and square Pluto in the 10th. Jupiter is in the 2nd house. The Sun afflicted in the 7th house shows tense relations with foreign powers. Uranus afflicted in the 1st house shows turbulence among the people. There could be strikes, rioting and violent uprisings against the authorities. Pluto afflicted in the 10th house brings probabilities of Government crack downs on the one hand and purges in the Government of certain officials on the other. China is not in a good mood. Jupiter in the 2nd house, nonetheless, shows China's wealth increasing. Jupiter square Mars and Moon in the 6th house shows hard work. It also shows a possible epidemic, harsh conditions for workers, fires, explosions or accidents in work places and possible accidents on warships as well as internal conflicts in the military. Mercury, Sun, Venus and Saturn in the 7th house of the chart shows a strong focus on Chinese foreign relations this fall. In spite of all, however, China is prospering.
The chart for Japan has the Sun in the 6th house opposite Uranus in the 12th and square Pluto in the 9th. The national health of Japan is adversely affected. Jupiter in the 1st house gives the Japanese people a hopeful outlook, but square Mars and Moon in the 5th house with Mars ruling the 8th, this outlook is marred by a rise in deaths of children and women.
The equinox chart for Australia also has the Sun in the 6th house opposite Uranus in the 12th and square Pluto in the 9th. Jupiter is in the 1st house square Mars and Moon in the 4th house, and Saturn in in the 7th house precisely opposite the Ascendent. Unfavorable developments in the areas of labor and health come to attention. Saturn in the 7th house opposite the Ascendent is unfavorable for foreign affairs. Foreign trade is adversely affected. Saturn in Libra points to probable difficulties in trade relations with China. Mars and Moon in the 4th house square Jupiter in the 1st brings trouble to the Government due to the international trade and financial mess. It also points to potential fires or accidents in public buildings, mining accidents and earthquakes to the northeast of Australia in the area of ring of fire. Mars also adversely affects agriculture and the real estate market. The square of Mars and Jupiter shows losses of money affecting the people. There could be fires on the land this spring.
The equinox chart for Brazil has the Sun exactly conjunct the Ascendent opposite Uranus in the 7th house and square Pluto in the 4th house. Brazil is at a critical point in her relations with foreign powers eager to take control of her vast wealth. Pluto, the ruler of the 2nd house is in the 4th house; this points to matters connected to the land and natural resources. Mars and Moon in the 11th house are square to Jupiter in the 8th. The Moon rules the 10th and 11th houses and Mars rules the 7th. This appears to say that the Government, ruled by the Moon, is in danger of making international financial deals to its ultimate disadvantage.
The fall equinox chart for the USA has the Sun in the 1st house opposite Uranus in the 8th and square Pluto in the 4th showing the outlook marred by concerns over the debt, losses caused by natural and man-made disasters, and losses of natural resources, the drought in Texas being an example. Uranus afflicted in the 8th also denotes sudden and unexpected deaths caused by accidents, possible explosions, and suicides. Moon and Mars in the 11th house square Jupiter in the 9th house shows the Congress bickering over legal matters. Venus and Saturn in the 2nd house show how money coming is being limited by inroads caused by conditions of financial stagnation. Saturn is exactly semi-square Mars and Moon in the 11th house. There are clear dangers of losses and periods of sluggishness in the market.
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