Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer solstice, 2016, in astrology

Summer solstice came at 11:35 PM GMD on June 20, following the full moon at 12:03 PM GMD. It is a full moon solstice, meaning a general turning point for the world. The full moon was at 29:33 Sagittarius, showing us all at the end of our tether in one way or another at this point. The solstice, at 00:00 Cancer, is opposite the solstice point of the full moon, so the full moon registers very strongly in this solstice, marking a turning point in world events.

The full moon followed the new moon in Gemini of June 5. That new moon was in a grand cross in mutable signs, showing a complicated picture with a lot of conflict, arguing and fighting. Those conditions carry over to the full moon and the solstice.

The solstice has a grand cross in mutable signs also. This one involves Saturn, Neptune, Mercury, and Jupiter.

In the chart made for the UK, we find Saturn retrograde in the 10th house conjunct the Midheaven. This is evil. It denotes disgrace, misfortune, and many troubles for prominent figures in the current Government. It bodes ill for the Prime Minister. He's finished.
Saturn is in Sagittarius. His dispositer, Jupiter is in Virgo in the 7th house and square Saturn. This brings Saturn, and who he represents in the Government, to probable defeat. Jupiter afflicted in the 7th house also causes disputes with other powers over financial and trade issues.
Jupiter's dispositor, Mercury is opposite Saturn. Mercury is in Gemini, a strong position. Mercury is in the 4th house, opposing the current Government, and exacerbating disputes with other powers, as Mercury is square Jupiter. Mercury in the 4th house opposite Saturn in the 10th and square Jupiter in the 7th shows discontentment of the people. It is also showing storms adversely affecting agriculture.
Neptune is in Pisces the 1st house, retrograde, square Saturn, opposite Jupiter, and square Mercury. In the 1st house, Neptune shows discontentment among the people, and occasions agitation, and treacherous behavior. It brings fraud. Neptune is intercepted in the 1st house. The ruler of the 1st house is Uranus. Uranus is in the 2nd house, showing where this treachery focuses. It is in finances, banks, and the stock market. There is financial trickery registering in this whole matter of Brexit.

Because Bruxelles is so close to London, all these indications for UK are being reflected in the EU. There is trickery in the entire banking system between Britain and the EU, and the leadership in Britain as well as in the EU is threatened at this point.

The Solstice Sun is in the 5th house, opposite the Moon and conjuct Venus. Venus is opposite the Moon. This focuses in the area of diplomatic relations. Venus, combust and opposite Moon is extremely weak and afflicted. Venus rules the 8th house. There are financial losses, and big debts, and, let's say, diplomatic relations at this point in the EU are a mess. If Britain remains in the EU, it won't solve it. The Cameron Administration is weak, and in seriuos danger of defeat. The current situation in the EU is also weak and in serious danger of coming undone with or without the UK.

The matter of Brexit looks a fairly close vote, with Leave more likely to win over Remain.

In the chart made for the US, Saturn is in the 1st house opposite Mercury in the 7th, square Neptune in the 3rd and Jupiter in the 9th. The solstice Sun is in the 7th with Venus opposite Moon in the 1st.
Saturn afflicted in the 1st house is evil. People are out of work, ill, distressed, and angry. We see Mars in the 12th house quincunx Uranus in the 5th. Danger from criminal fanatics found in places of entertainment and sports events continues.
The opposition of Jupiter and Neptune is between the 9th and 3rd houses. A lot of misinformation and lies are deliberately being circulated to generate confusion in politics and news.
The solstice Sun in the 7th house speaks of international affairs. They are not going smoothly. The ruler of the 7th house, Mercury is opposite Saturn, and square Jupiter and Neptune. A lot of trickery and lying is going on. The ruler of the 2nd house shows what is coming up. Saturn rules the 2nd house. Saturn is afflicted in the 1st house. The people are seriously troubled about the future. The 10th house, hinting of what's coming in the elections, is ruled by Mercury. Mercury is in a grand cross, opposite Saturn and square Jupiter and Neptune. We can expect a tremendous lot of treachery and deception corrupting the political picture and confusing the process. The people are angry and worried. The ruler of the Government, Mercury is square to the Ruler of the People, Jupiter. They are at odds, and the people are being lied to, tricked, and manipulated.

Raphael Simons  www.raphaelsimons.com

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