Friday, July 27, 2018

The Lunar Eclipse of 7/27/18

The lunar eclipse happened at 9:22 PM GMD in Greenwich, UK.

I have made charts for UK and EU, Iran, Israel, essentially the entire Middle East, where the eclipse was at the zenith and of major interest. Beijing, China, where the eclipse was in the 7th house, and Washington DC.

The eclipse was visible across Europe and Asia primarily. It was at 4:45 Aquarius. Traditionally, a lunar eclipse in the 1st decanate of Aquarius means the sickness of a king. It can be taken to mean that heads of state are very troubled now.
There is a lot of anger in this eclipse.
Parts of the world affected by this eclipse in Aquarius include northwest Arabia, Germany - namely Prussia and Westphalia, Russia, Poland, Sweden, Central Asia (Tartary) around the Ural Mountains and Caspian sea, Lithuana, Northwest Italy, and Ethiopia. Also the cities Bremen and Hamburg in Germany. The areas in the US that could be affected include Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. These areas are particularly sensitive, as they are all under Aquarius.
This eclipse is not good. The affects can be disturbing and violent depending on where in the world you are, and if and how it aspects any of your personal planets.

The effects of a lunar eclipse can last several months intermittently.

The eclipse Moon is in conjunction with Mars (3:58 Aquarius Retrograde) and Mars and Moon are square Uranus (2:31 Taurus). Uranus is also the dispositor of the Moon and Mars. These form a T Square with Sun (4:45 Leo). This is extremely tense.
Saturn (3:47 Capricorn Retrograde) forms a trine aspect with Uranus. Political and economic affairs in the world are undergoing a difficult reorganization as shown by Saturn. Because Saturn is Retrograde, it won't be simple.

The eclipse shown in the area of Jerusalem and Tehran, is at the zenith. Extreme tension is shown in the region of Iran - Jerusalem. Mars, ruler of the 7th house, is conjunct the Midheaven and the eclipsed Moon. There will be angry words and threats coming from Iran. Mars retrograde in the 10th house, and Mercury is retrograde in the 4th house will probably not go to war. But if they don't, they will threaten it, and will engage in underground terrorist activity and subterfuge which could come out in Israel through Palestine. This region of the world is in seriously dangerous condition. There could also be a major earthquakes there, and in other areas.
The eclipse and Mars in the 10th house shows illness and possible death of the head of state, much trouble in the Government, and many difficulties for them to contend with. It also points to the danger of war. The entire region is in serious danger now.

The eclipse shown in Beijing is in the 7th house. With Mars there, square to Uranus in the 10th house, there will be international disputes, disagreement with other Powers, and unsatisfactory condition of foreign relations and danger of war, if it happened, coming from the west (not the US). Uranus in the 10th house, afflicted by Mars and the eclipse, shows unexpected developments in the Government. Mercury is retrograde in the 2nd house, showing a temporary backing off for self interests. The Sun, afflicted by opposition to the eclipse and Mars, shows problems arising in the national outlook, necessitating patience. China is faced with some problems affecting the health and with some discontentment of the workers.

The eclipse and Mars in UK and the EU is in the 12th house, Uranus in the 2nd showing a rise in crime, murders, violence, fires deliberately set, and generally unruly behavior. Mars rules the 9th house. The 9th house points to people from afar. The risk of terrorism is high. Uranus in the 2nd house shows unstable and distressing financial conditions. Saturn is in the 11th house, showing a tendency to party splits, and to needed changes in official circles. The Governments have many difficulties at this time.

The eclipse and Mars in Washington DC is in the 2nd house, square Uranus in the 5th. This is not good for the stock market, nor is it good for finances in general. Saturn is in the 1st house, ruling the 2nd. Much depends on the condition of trade. Losses of trade bring discontentment. However, Saturn can produce an attitude of seriousness and perseverance, but is not very good. This is especially significant for farmers. Uranus is in the 5th house. The 5th house deals with diplomacy or negotiating deals. Uranus there can change and adjust very suddenly.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The solar eclipse of July 13, 2018

There is a solar eclipse on July 13. It is visible primarily in Antarctica and Tasmania, Australia.

It comes on July 13 at 4:04 AM GMD.

It is at 20 degrees Cancer, opposite Pluto at 20 degrees Capricorn, denoting a confused and complicated period where someone depended on will be absent or alienated.  There will eccentric, uncooperative, rebellious behavior in political circles. There will be dealings with the police, underground figures, and probable street violence.

A solar eclipse in the 3rd decanate of Cancer will show sedition in politics. It also points to much disease.

The effects of this eclipse are not exclusively limited to, but include the following areas.
Countries ruled by Cancer include Scotland, Holland, New Zealand, West Africa and Congo, etc.
Cities ruled by Cancer include Tunis, Algiers, Amsterdam, Venice, Milan, New York City, Stockholm, Istanbul, etc.
The area of the USA under the influence of Cancer includes Missisippi, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, and Washington DC.

The charts for Britain and the EU have the solar eclipse in the 1st house opposite Pluto in the 7th, showing much unrest, discontent, ill health, and generally unsatisfactory conditions affecting the people. There will be many important changes coming as a result. Pluto's opposition to the eclipse shows lack of international cooperation, and increasing disintegration or separation.
There is a wide grand trine between the eclipse in the 1st house, Neptune in the 10th house, and Jupiter in the 5th house that will allow needed changes in the Governments to happen more easily.
Economic conditions as shown by Mercury and Venus in the 2nd house, and the 2nd house ruled by Leo, are good.

The chart for the USA has the eclipse in the 5th house opposite Pluto in the 11th. This shows a drop in the birth rate, and danger in places of public amusement, and schools. Pluto's position in the 11th house shows no cooperation, but deliberate political wrangling in Congress. The eclipse in the 5th house shows trouble with diplomacy which may complicate the North Korean situation.
This chart also has Neptune in the 1st house. Neptune in trine Jupiter in the 8th house. There is a danger of many deaths from drugs.
Saturn is in the 10th house denoting trouble affecting the President in connection to what is happening in Congress (Saturn rules the 11th house).
The economic conditions, shown by Uranus (in the 2nd house in the DC chart) trine Venus, are very upbeat. The job market is good.
There is a wide grand trine between the eclipse in the 5th house, Jupiter, in the 8th house, and Neptune in the 1st, giving the country, in spite of it all, a sense of optimism and hope.

The effects of this eclipse are sporadic, and last for one year.

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