It has Moon conjunction Pluto and Saturn with the South Lunar Node. The Eclipse Moon is opposite Sun and Venus with the North Lunar Node. This brings great tension to the world.
Moon conjunct Pluto with Pluto in opposition to the Sun signals a complicated period with lots of confusion, eccentric behavior in political circles, plenty of dealings with the police, underworld figures and street gangs. Venus is exactly in opposition with Saturn, terrible for Venus, signaling waste, dissipation, carelessness, sickness, and losses.
Mercury is retrograde in Leo conjunct Mars in Leo and square Uranus in Taurus. This causes sharp words, much mental stress and confusion.
Where the lunar eclipse is visible, the effects are stronger. Where it is not visible it registers as a strong lunation.
It's effects will last over the next 3 months.
A lunar eclipse in the 3rd decanate of Capricorn (24:01 Capricorn) is said to bring the death of some king, or head of state, and sedition.
Countries corresponding to Capricorn include India, Afghanistan, Macedonia, Albania, Bosnia, Greece, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Mexico, and the city of Brussels.
The eclipse is visible though Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and India, but extends from South America to New Zealand. It is a partial eclipse.
The eclipse chart for Washington DC has the eclipse Moon, Pluto and Saturn in the 2nd house opposite Venus, Sun, Mercury, and Mars in the 8th house, square Uranus in the 5th house. This shows dangers of a serious loss of money and a fall in the markets within 3 or 4 months. With Uranus in the 5th house, this could be sudden and sharp. Nonetheless, Jupiter is in the 1st house conjunct the Ascendant (Jupiter 15:30 Sagittarius, and the Ascendant 12:32 Sagittarius) showing the public outlook optimistic and resilient. Neptune is in the 3rd house at 18:33 Pisces, showing the media lying to and misleading the people. Neptune is square Jupiter, and confirms that.
Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and Neptune are all retrograde, and rising on the east side of the chart. This could delay the effects, and cause them to repeat.
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