Entering the Age of Aquarius – on 21st December 2020

Part I

Problem interpretation and proposal for solution within the system of sidereal astrology

 As we know, the Earth is subject to the effect that any object – like a peg or a whirligig – spun around its own axis of symmetry shows.  We can see that its axis moves along the surface of a cone. The movement that the Earth of ’geoid’ shape makes is determined by the Moon periods of about 18.6 years together with the torque of the Sun and the planets orbiting on planes not coinciding with that of the ecliptic. (Picture 1)

Picture 1: The results of the torque by the Sun and Moon applied to the Earth: the precession and the nutation (on the left); the stations in the ’migration’of Earth’s north axial pole (top right); the joint illustration of the equatorial and polar precessions (bottom right)

In this complicated system the cycles can’t be equally long. In an interval of thousands of years it is self-evident for the actual axial skew of about 23.5 degrees to change and to take a measure between 22° and 24.5° in tens of thousand of years. The intersections of the Ecliptic and the Equator (the Spring and Autumn Equinox Points are significant points of reference and we can connect the creation of ’World Ages’ to their progress rhythm. However, their real movement is different from the periodicity, which we know as the symbolic tracts of ’Platonic year’ (25920 years), ’Platonic month’ (2160 years) and ’Platonic day’ (72 years). (Picture 2) Of course, this doesn’t mean to deny the symbolic validity but it makes way to an approach we will need later.

Picture 2: The segments of Fagan–Bradley’s sidereal zodiac as ’World Ages’ just as illustrations for now to show that the ’Platonic months’ are most often different from the symbolic periods of 2160 years.

 When establishing the framework of sidereal zodiac the astrologer must face a problem that is unknown in the tropical astrology: where to start the zodiac of equal (30°) sidereal sectors? It is because the ’seasonal cross’ doesn’t exist for the sidereal astrologer; that is the cusps of cardinal signs designated in the most accurate way by the equinoctial and the solsticial points.

In the sidereal zodiac, the 0° of the sign Aries – which would be situated ’somewhere’ around the constellation of Aries – is not necessarily the starting point. Sidereal astrologer can take the beginning of any zodiacal sections as starting point – and we can’t take any of them at the same time – because of its pure ’uranicity’ (‘Jyotisha’ meaning  Light) this system doesn’t contain the ’cyclic drama’ and doesn’t follow the permanent rituals of Birth / Prosperity / Decline / Death, which we are obliged to experience every year – in succession of the seasons, within the tropical framework.

Accordingly the sidereal aspect needs some reference entity – it is known as ’fiducial point’ – to measure the equal 12 sectors from. In Cyrill Fagan and Donald A. Bradley’s system this is two at once as they assigned for this aim a ’celestial axis’ marked out by stars of ’top priority’ – the axis of the Aldebaran and Antares, which face each other with a difference of few arc minutes. These stars are situated in the very centres of the Taurus and Scorpio constellations according to more archaic astrological tradition, thus the solution is obvious for them: the Aldebaran must be put to the 15° of the 30-degree-long sidereal sector of Taurus. (Although, the Aldebaran is located a few arc minutes away in their system. )

This way we can draw all the 12 sidereal sectors, we can find the sidereal 0°of the Aries. As the Spring Equinoctial Point (tropical 00 of Aries in the northern hemisphere) is basically always generally known, we can get an important reference point of time: this is the exact coexistence of the two zodiacs, which is – by the spring equinox receding into the 30-degree-long sidereal Pisces – the starting point of the ’Pisces Age’ at the same time. (Picture 3)

Picture 3: The Fagan–Bradley’s sidereal system in the state of ayanamsha = 0°, that is at the time when the tropical and the sidereal zodiacs coincided – as these astrologers thought. That is: the spring equinox of the northern hemisphere, the 0° of the tropical Aries, is situated in just the very position of the astral background that defines the 0° of the sidereal Aries in this system. (The zoodiacs of the horoscope from the inside out: tropical, sidereal and the true constellations with inequal extents).

At this point we must see a new technical term: ’ayanamsha’, which means ’the measure of progress’ in Sanskrit. This number gives – in arc degrees, arc minutes and arc seconds – the difference of the Aries points between the two zodiacs. In other words, it shows the distance (in arc degrees / minutes / seconds) of the tropical Aries 0 point’s moving back from sidereal Aries. It means that when saying: ayanamsha 0 (ayanamsha zero) or ayanamsha =0°, then the zodiacs coincide exactly. But when the numeric value of ayanamsha = 30°, then the spring equinox is just about to enter the sidereal Aquarius.              

The ayanamsha 0 happened in 221 AD in Fagan-Bradley’s system, while in the N. C. Lahiri’s sidereal zodiac (which is, these days, perhaps the most popular system of Jyotisha astrology and the official base of setting the religious holidays in India since 1955) in 285 AD. Nevertheless, not everyone – nor the author of these lines – can accept that Lahiri places his primary ’fiducial star’, the Spica (Citra) to the 0° of sidereal Libra (in contrast with the last degree of the Virgo by Fagan). (Picture 4)

Picture 4: The 0 ayanamsha state of Lahiri’s zodiac, that is the date when the tropical and sidereal zodiacs coincided, according to the author (who refers to the Hindu astrological tradition, but some say he violated it) and his followers

Making a calendar, it might be a comfortable idea to consider this star of outstanding importance as the beginning of the sidereal Libra, but it is completely unacceptable from a spiritual point of view, since it manifests as undeniable part of Virgo’s astral principle. Those must be right, who argue that there is not a word about ’Libra-Spica’ in Surya Siddhanta, the basic work of Hindu astrology, which Lahiri also refers to. Anyway, the Lahiri zodiac has had some (slightly modified) versions since then – reflecting the problems that arise.

But there are much more ’precipitous’ systems that suppose an even later date for ayanamsha  = 0°. Despite the fact that these sidereal zodiacs should be classified as ’nonsense’ at first sight, there are some who evaluate the sidereal horoscopes in such ’patterns’. They do so certainly because they never took the trouble to ’visualise’ the contellation background.               

A good example for it is the system attributed to Hipparchus, which is quite popular in some astrologer groups. Hipparchus was an excellent astronomer and philosoper of his time. Not only did he make a star catalogue, which is considered as reference base up to this day, but he was the first in  Europe to write about the phenomenon of precession so it is certain that he had solid astrological knowledge – like all astronomers in those days. Accordingly it is completely inconceivable that he created such a ’freak zodiac’.

For the interpretation we need a technical term: the ’marker star’. To refine it the author of these lines proposes another distinction: let’s distinguish ’primary marker star’ and ’secondary marker star’. Primary marker star is the astrologically most significant star of the given constellation, which is the brightest one there at the same time in the vast majority of cases. We consider secondary marker star the one that is less important than the primary marker star on the base of astrological traditions, but yet this star (star-cluster or group of stars) markedly manifests the essence of the given constellation.

Our point is clean and clear: the primary marker star of a given constellation never can get out of the 30-degree-sector of the given astral quality, that is it can not slide into any adjacent sidereal sector. What is more, we also should make sure when making sections that the ’secondary markers’ positions must be similarly ’positioned’ – as far as the astronomical facts make it possible.

Let’s see what happens on the sky when we put the date of the ’0 ayanamsha’ in 545 AD, and this way the entrance (i.e. regression) of Spring Equinox in the section of sidereal Aquarius gets as late as 2697 AD! (Picture 5)

Picture 5: A zodiac generally assigned to Hipparchus, in the state of the ’0 ayanamsha’, which definitely can not come from this excellent astronomer, as the division seriously violates the principles themselves of the sidereal astrology; it is like a ’veterinary horse’: it allows demonstrating the way it must not be divided into sidereal sections.

Starting from the constellation of Leo, we can see that the Regulus is absolutely correctly kept inside its sidereal section, but the Denebola – considered as secondary marker at the ’tail of Leo’ – is passed on to the Virgo. We are not very happy about it, but we do not classify this as an untenable disability of the system yet. This way this secondary ’Leo-marker’ goes to the Virgo, which lets its own ’primary marker star’ get into the sidereal section of Libra, on the other hand. The least we can say that it is scandalous but Lahiri has similar solution so let’s go on. The Libra’s markers commendably stay inside their section.

         The Antares of the Scorpio is right, but the stars of ’the tail’ together with the Shaula and Lesath, the actual ’Venom Sting’ – considered as star group the ’secondary marker’ of this constellation – ’passed on’ to the sidereal section of Sagittarius. (Anyway, this is common weakness of all popular sectioning.) Sagittarius is all right, but the Deneb Algedi on the ’tail’ of Capricorn slides into sidereal Aquarius, although we think that it is a ’secondary marker’ here. Aquarius partly ’covers’ Capricorn constellaton in the sky so when mapping to Ecliptic, one sector boundary must be violated inevitably. Although it is more reasonable for the dividing intention to ’save’ the principle of Capricorn, this discerption is still justifiable and permissible.

         The constellation of Pisces is generously ’sacrificed’, as usually in most sidereal sectioning. Its ’most valuable’ part together with the primary marker star Alrescha (which is, in fact, the meeting point of the two ’ribbons’ or ’ropes’) is passed on to the section of Aries. At least this latter does not suffer any harm like the Taurus does not either, for which we can be satisfied with the position of both the Pleiades and Aldebaran. (Its horns getting in the section of Gemini we don’t take too strictly because in Egyptian zodiacs the Taurus is looking in just the opposite direction…..)

But what is really unacceptable, the primary markers of Gemini constellation, Castor and Pollux transferring into the sidereal section of Cancer…… Well, such an untenable situation is generated by ’pushing too far ahead’ in time the date of ’0 ayanamsha’, probably not even thinking about the problem. We think that this attitude not only makes sidereal astrology frivolous but also eliminates it.

For the author of this treatise, the only acceptable sectioning is the one that keeps all ’marker stars’ in their own sidereal equal sectors. So we need a sidereal zodiac where Alrescha, the primary marker star of the Pisces, stays in the sidereal section of Pisces, furthermore all the ’tail-stars’ of the constellation Scorpio are positioned in their own sidereal sector. At the same time we can not go back in time beyond a certain limit to fix ’0 ayanamsha’ as we must take care that the Regulus can not ’slide’ into the sidereal section of Cancer. On first approach ’0 ayanamsha’ could not happen earlier than 156 BC. If it happened in this year, the Regulus, the most important fiducial star of the sidereal system we proposed, would stand on 0° of sidereal Leo ’on tick’.

But the real situation is more complicated than that. Just because we want to save the Regulus in its dignity, it can not be put ’on tick’ to the 0° of its own sidereal sector. Why? – As a matter of fact, what we know about the relation of tropical and sidereal zodiacs that is about the so-called ’Fixed stars’ movements of forward direction in the tropical zodiac, due to the receding motion of Spring Equinox – is only slice of it, not the whole truth.

This is the time to refer back to the problem that the length of World Ages (Platonic Months) is actually different from the ’ideal’. Because when studying the celestial mechanics we must experience that nothing is ’round’ and regularly recurring. It is inevitable that everything in the Universe is moving and changing – so what seems to be constant and fixed over a lifetime, is not that on the scale of World Ages. As we are thinking in perspectives of this latter one, it is important to know that the ’Fixed Stars’ do not stand still either, but have their ’self-movement’.

Our central star, the Sun, moves towards a certain point of the Universe (at an approximate speed of ~14 km/sec). Its planets orbiting around can be considered as objects presenting a spiral motion pattern – from a hypothetical ’distant, external point of view’. The direction of movement aims at a point in the constellation of Hercules, to the south-west under the constellation of Lyra, called ’Solar Apex’ – mainly in astronomical contexts. (Its tropical position mapped to Ecliptic is now 2° 26’ of Capricorn).

What is essential here for us: the stars, examined over large time horizons, change their position both in ecliptical longitude and latitude depending on their distance from Earth and their position in relation to Ecliptic. This change can be very considerable in the time of a ’Platonic month’ (cca. 2160 years); in case of Regulus e.g. more than 8 arc minutes retrograde direction expressed in ecliptical longitude. (Just for comparison: both Aldebaran and Antares have their own self-movement of less than 1 arc minute expressed in ecliptical longitude during a Platonic month’s interval.)

It is clear now that Regulus can not be put in 0° 0’ 0’’ of sidereal section of Leo at the date of ’0 ayanamsha’ because watching it after a ’Platonic Month’ we would see Cor Leonis, the primary marker of Leo principle, staying in 29° 51’ of Cancer sidereal sector; and the unsuspicious spectator would be really amazed: how it could happen to a ’Fixed Star’ in its declared fix framework?

This is why the author of this treatise in his sidereal system puts Regulus as his chosen ’fiducial star’ at 0° 16’ of sidereal Leo in the date of ’0 ayanamsha’. Because of this it would „leave” its fixed sector after 2000 years from our present time, around the end of ’Age of Aquarius’. But we don’t have to deal with that anymore, because the all-consuming ’pralaya-forces’ would disrupt the cognitive functions to a level that all the consciousness of the ’human world’ will cease to exist – so there would be no more ’problems’ at all.

As the result of those written above, the precise coincidence of the tropical and sidereal zodiacs must have happened in 138 BC, we suppose (Picture 6), therefore the beginning of the Aquarius era will happen in 2020, at the time of winter solstice (Picture 7).

Picture 6: Regulus = 0LEO sidereal system of ’0 ayanamsha’, which this author suggests to take into account.

Picture 7: Regulus = 0LEO sidereal system in state of ayanamsha = 30°, in other words: in the (symbolic) moment when the Spring Equinox  enters the  equal-sectorial sidereal Aquarius, on 21st December 2020.

 It must be emphasized that in defining such ’entrance dates’ there will always be some ’symbolic’ elements as these are not more than ’index-dates’. Then how did we get to this result? Our most important principle is to keep the marker stars inside their own sidereal sector and this rule defined an interval for the ’0 ayanamsha’ event: it could not happen earlier than 138 BC (because of the Regulus problem expounded above) and could not happen later than 111 BC either (because in that case, the Alrescha, the primary marker of the Pisces principle, would have been passed into the sidereal sector of Aries.) As a consequnce of all these, the entrance of Spring equinox into the Aquarius sidereal sector must happen sometime between 2020 and 2044.

First we looked for some confirming-activating astrological event and found the Great Conjunction,  which takes place at a time very close to Winter Solstice additionally,  to be properly marked; and it defined for us the exact date of the ayanamsha 0, as well.

Either the specific date of Winter Solstice in 2020, or the „Golden Conjunction” itself, not to say the exact date(s) of Pluto entering in the tropical Aquarius (2023-2024)  may serve as a basis to ’index horoscopes’ to define the beginning of sidereal Aquarius age. What is more, actually any emblematic astrological events up until 2044 as index date would set an ayanamsha = 30° date that would be absolutely acceptable for us.

Overall we can say that by accepting Regulus = 0 Leo ayanamsha  we could only win as a result of three reasons. First, all the 12 zodiac qualities could keep their own essential dignity in the sidereal sectioning, too, by having their important constellation markers in the adequate sidereal sector. Secondly, we could get a fiducial star that is the best we could find; it is not only because of its primus inter pares royal quality but its positioning, as well. It is namely the marker star located the nearest to the ecliptic and it was standing right on the Ecliptic in around 5000 BC and its own shift, in ecliptical latitude, is still less than 30 arc minutes, so it does not reach the average diameter length of the Moon disc. Thirdly, but not least, this system offers the chance to put the beginning of Aquarius Age (ayanamsha = 30°) sometime between 2020 and 2044 and this would add appropriate ’reading’ to the specific world history events of our days. It’s hard not to see that we’re going through a transition (of Ages) and this would be accompanied by an appropriate astrological indication, rather close in time to the famed Mayan forecast of 2012.

As for tne problem of ayanamsha 0 in 138 BC, well, we can conclude that it was inside Hipparchus’ lifetime. We find it very realistic that the Greek philisopher who analyzed the phenomenon of precision so persistently – put the coincidence of the tropical and sidereal zodiac on this or a very close date, instead of one almost 700 years later.

Furthermore, at that time some remarkable works of Fine Art emerge ’out of thin air’, which show the figure of a fish-fined Centaur-like creature. How could we explain the appearance of this hybrid creature – called Ichthyocentaur – more witfully than by theorizing the spiritual artistic sensitivity that reflects the Spring Equinox and Winter Solstice positioned in the sidereal Pisces and Sagittarius? (picture 8)

Picture 8: Descriptions about Ichthyocentaur – first appeared just in 2nd century BC

Picture 9:  Detailed presentation of the first quarter in Regulus  = 0Leo sidereal system at the state of ayanamsha = 30° – on 21st December 2020. Small blue symbols: tropical  signs, big gold symbols: sidereal sectors;   magenta sign: Autumnal Equinox point; red square: one of the quadrate points of the chief marker Regulus

Picture 10: Detailed presentation of the second quarter in Regulus  = 0Leo sidereal system at the state of ayanamsha = 30° – on 21st December 2020. Our system is the only one where the Acumen (open cluster M7), which is in fact the ’poison’ released by the ’venom-thorn’,  keeps its position in the ’Scorpio sector’, while the ’arrowhead’ (Spiculum, M8) aiming at the heart of the Scorpio has its place in the sidereal Sagittarius – by the order of things.  The red signs: quadrate point and opposition point.

Picture 11: Detailed presentation of the third quarter in Regulus  = 0Leo sidereal system at the state of ayanamsha = 30° – on 21st December 2020. Magenta sign: Spring Equinox;  red signs: opposition point and quadrate point (this latter one assings a ’secondary fiducial entity’, of not just any kind, close to the geometric mean of the star-cluster Pleiades!)


Picture 12: Detailed presentation of the fourth quarter in Regulus  = 0Leo sidereal system at the state of ayanamsha = 30° – on 21st December 2020. Red sign: quadrate point (at the Pleiades).

(to be continued)

© László Wladimir Orosz – founder of Synoptical Astrology

New ‘Promethean Cycle’ begins – Sun conjunct Mercury on 21st July

Sun conjunct Mercury will happen on 21st July, 2019, at 08:33 EDT  (12:33 UT). “Astronomically”, then Mercury will be at its ‘inferior’ conjunction.Sun - Mercury Conjunction July 16th, 2019As a creative mind, Dane Rudhyar (1895–1985), American astrologer, came up with a noteworthy theory, having drawn analogy between the ’celestial  mechanics’ of Mercury and the human personality types. To demonstrate it in an expressive form, he chose two mythic brothers, Prometheus and Epimetheus, sons of a Titan and an Oceanid.

I should bring up now some needed astromical facts. Mercury’s orbit is very eccentric, thus its orbital speed around the Sun may vary considerably ranging from a standstill at its stations to over 2 ¼ degrees at its ’superior’ conjunction. Mercury’s cycle around the Sun takes 88 days, but its synodic cycle with the Sun averages 116 days. (Due to its elliptical nature this may take anywhere between 105 and 130 days.)

The cycle begins at the ’inferior’ conjunction which is the midpoint of Mercury’s retrogradation cycle when the Sun and Mercury rise together. But, as we experience, the Sun now begins to move forward, distancing itself from Mercury which is retrograding. Now, Mercury rise before the Sun, i.e. it is a ’morning star’.  About 10-12 days later, Mercury goes direct and in a fortnight reaches its maximum distance from the Sun or its ’greatest morning elongation’. Both the Sun and Mercury are now travelling about the same speed (i.e. a zodiacal degree a day). Circa six weeks later, Mercury will be seen as conjunct the Sun, its ‘superior’ conjunction. Sun and Mercury rise together again, but since Mercury is travelling its fastest in the cycle, it pulls away from the Sun, leaving the Sun to rise before it. Mercury is now in its occidental half of the cycle, and now it follows the Sun, thus becomes the ’evening star’. Five or six weeks after the ’superior’ conjunction, it will reach its ’greatest evening elongation’ from the Sun. At this time, the Sun and Mercury are again travelling the same speed. About a fortnight after, Mercury will station and turn retrograde, preparing for its next ’inferior’ conjunction on the verge of a new cycle.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Mercury phase”

By Rudhyar, the manifestation of the ’Promethean character’ of Mercury begins at ’inferior’ conjunction, when Mercury is at first retrograde, and between the Earth and Sun /you fall into this type, if your natal Mercury rose before the Sun/; its ’Epimethean character’ is revealed at ’superior’ conjunction when Mercury is at first direct on the other side of the Sun /you fall into this type, if your natal Mercury rose after the Sun/. (Analogically, Mercury-Prometheus corresponds to the waxing half of the lunation cycle /moreover, it has ’solar characteristics’ also, this is why ancient Greeks called the ’morning’ Mercury ’Apollo’/, which takes on its character from the New Moon. Consequently, Mercury-Epimetheus corresponds to the waning half.) But dividing both ’archetypes’ in ’direct’ and ’retrograde’ ’subtypes’, eventually he attains four ’characters’ or ’faces’.

Képtalálat a következőre: „dane rudhyar”

Let’s look closely at Rudhyar’s theory. (As a remark: some astrologers consider this approach as good and applicable, however, others can’t accept it – but this is not surprising in the case of a modern astrological theory.)

  1. The ’Promethean-Retrograde’ mind is one which seeks its independence from the instinctual nature by opposing it more or less violently. It is a mind which has experienced a ’mystery’, an ’initiation’ into a new realm of being – however limited or casual this initiation. As a result, the mind has lost its trust or interest in customary impulses, yet is struggling to get free from them. The mind is ’eager’, but often bound by the very things it wishes to forget, or blinded by what it has realized and is ’prophesying’ to the personality and perhaps to all men. However, out of this inner conflict great personal growth may come, and the personality may become subjectively identified with a great symbol or image for the actualization of which it is fighting. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Promethean-Retrograde’ begins on July 21st, 2019 at 12:33 UT (tropical CAN 29°) and will end on April 1st, 2019 at 03:58 UT (tropical CAN 24°); Mercury’s ecliptical speed: slow./
  2. The ’Promethean-Direct’ mind is essentially established in its own nature and at peace with the requirements of life. It eagerly reaches toward the future and seeks to convey the rhythm of tomorrow to the ego, which may or may not listen very attentively. A few days after the ’direct’ period, the geocentric Mercury stands farthest from the Sun. It is likely to be the time when the Promethean mind is best able to project its vision in symbols or in significant patterns of behavior which will serve to make actual and concrete the Solar potential and purpose. It is about the time when the heliocentric Mercury is in its ’waxing square’ (First Quarter phase) to the Earth. Mental activity is very intense in a projective manner. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Promethean-Direct’ will start on August 1st, 2019, at 03:58 UT (tropical CAN 24°) and will last until September 4th, 2019 at 01:40 UT (tropical VIR 11°). Mercury’s ecliptical speed: increasing > average./
  3. The ’Epimethean-Direct’ mind seeks to reflect objectively as much as it can of the meaning of life and events after these have occurred. It is the historical, objective mind, which reasons things out on the basis of precedents. It is often the most ’successful’, practically speaking — not running ahead of the self, or life, but running things and people. When Mercury’s motion equals that of the Sun during the ’waning’ phase of the Mercury cycle, the greatest possible stress on mental objectivity is likely to be made; this is approximately the ’Last Quarter’ phase of Mercury — which leads to the Epimethean-retrograde period. The Epimethean mind tends to be formalistic in its approach to life-relationships and behavior; which may mean ’Olympian’ at its best (as against the ’Dionysian’ character of the Promethean mind), or at its worst strictly materialistic and deterministic. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Epimethean-Direct’ will start on September 4th, 2019 at 01:40 UT (tropical VIR 11°), and will last until October 31st, 2019 at 15:41 UT (tropical SCO 28°). Mercury’s ecliptical speed: fast /
  4. The ’Epimethean-Retrograde’ mind is represented by a Mercury coming to a stop in order to be once more fecundated by the Solar will and purpose. We see this type of mind developing along religious lines or the mentality is found to be of a philosophical character. In both these categories the mind is seeking introspective union with an inner reality; returning to source, as it were. The sense of tradition may be very strong, but it is a means to an end. The mind is not contented with dead-letter worship of the past; there may be a poignant feeling of social discontent, a realization that one should dig underneath, and against the pressure of social patterns and orthodoxy, and thereby be renewed in spirit and in truth. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Epimethean-retrograde’ will start on October 31st, 2019 at 15:41 UT (tropical SCO 28°) and will last until November 11th, 2019 at 15:21 UT (SCO 19°). Mercury’s ecliptical speed: average > decreasing > slow./   


Lunar Eclipse Is Coming Soon

The Moon will pass through the Earth’s shadow on 16th July, between 20:02 and 20:59 UTC, creating a partial lunar eclipse in the tropical Capricorn (but within the constellational Sagittarius). The eclipse will be visible any location where the Moon is above the horizon at the time, including from Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and Australia (see attached image)

Lunar Eclipse 2019 astrology.

(Partially) eclipsed Moon indicates (partially) affflicted status of lunar energies, but, of course, it suggests some mental or concrete ’restoring’ actions depending on the actual qualities of the given celestial context . The occult influence of this actual eclipse may hit mostly those who have a natal Moon near the 24th degree of tropical Capricorn, or have any planets (in their birth chart) ’somewhere nearby’ with any disharmonic aspects to their natal Moon.


Sun opposite Saturn – view the brightest Saturn of this year

Sun Saturn opposition

Sun opposite Saturn will happen on June 27th, 2018, at 13:28 UT (09:28 EDT).

Saturn is staying now  in tropical Capricorn, sidereal and constellational Sagittarius, among ’the stars of the Bow’. These days, at its opposition, the ringed planet is the closest to Earth, fully illuminated by the Sun, thus it is brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view this planet with the naked eye, at midnight it will be close to Midheaven (Medium Coeli), but the light of the (almost full) waxing Moon will disturb the eyesight in some measure.

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Gemini Mercury trine Aquarius Mars – keen mentality, wit & enthusiasm

Gemini Mercury trine Aquarius Mars will occur on 1st June, 2018, at 14:13:11 UT (tropical framework).

Mercury Mars trine

Gemini Mercury trine Aquarius Mars indicates a keen, sharp, ingenious and resourceful mentality. It makes the person enthusiastic over any proposition which appeals to him/her, having also ability to enthuse others and impress them with the own views. He/she is interested mainly in idealistic, intellectual or philanthropic themes, loving argument or debate and having an inexhaustible fund of wit and good humor, sometimes blended with a vein of sarcasm which always strikes its mark, yet never viciously nor maliciously. He/she often has remarkable dexterity doing tasks with a speed, facility and expedition that is astonishing.

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Full Moon in Anuradha 2018 – ’Diamond Thunderbolt Energy Balances the World’

Full Moon will happen in tropical Sagittarius, sidereal Scorpio (Vrishchika) and Anuradha Nakshatra on May 29th, 2018, at 14:19:28 UT (10:19:28 EDT). See zoomable chart.

Anuradha Full Moon

The Nakshatra Anuradha is ruled by Mitra, the Divine Friend. This is the 17th nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 3°-20′ to 16°-40′ in the sign of Vrishchika (sidereal Scorpio). Anuradha Nakshatra gives balance in relationship, both honoring others and seeking ourselves to be honorable.

By traditional interpretations, ’The Moon in Anuradha indicates someone who has balanced friendships and relationships and is co-operative, loving, popular, and successful. They are good leaders and organisers and are focused on their goals, but they are also good at sharing. They are sensual, and love variety and travel. They are faithful and devoted to those they love, but they can also be jealous and angry.’

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Mercury enters ♊ – Mercury conjunct ‘Seven Sisters’ 2018

Mercury ingress Gemini

Mercury will enter tropical Gemini – in conjunction with the star cluster called ‘Pleiades’ or ‘Seven Sisters’ – on May 29th, 2018, at 23:48:52 UT (19:48:52 EDT- see zoomable image). It will leave Gemini on 12th June, entering tropical Cancer.

Gemini Mercury indicates a person fond of change, travel and creative work. He/She is always ready to investigate some new thing, or go to some other place for a change; in short, almost anything that is new appeals to him. At the same time if Mercury is well-fortified such people gain greatly by this fluidic state of the mind for they are shrewd and penetrating in their judgment so that they know good value when they see it and are not prejudiced by preconceived, set opinions.

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Venus opposite Saturn – poor business judgment, losses, psychic pains

Venus opposite Saturn

Venus opposite Saturn will happen on May 26th, 2018, at 06:39:57 UT (02:39:57 EDT).

Venus opposite Saturn brings out the evil qualities of the two planets and troubles which are thus generated usually come through the person’s relations with the opposite sex. It makes him underhanded and scheming to gratify his passions often in an unusual manner and his perverted desires are usually directed against someone who is much younger than himself. If regular marriage relations are entered into, such a person is usually a demon of jealousy who makes life a burden for the marriage partner on account of his suspicious nature. People with these afflictions are also stingy in all money matters and exceedingly avaricious. They have poor business judgment and are therefore liable to losses, failure and bankruptcy. (M. Heindel) Besides, this aspect  may indicate commotions, psychic pains and hipersensitivity too. Of course, this transit implies hard liability mainly for those who have Venus (square/semi-square/opposite) Saturn in their natal chart.

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Plane crash: more than 100 dead – the astrological facts

More than 100 people were killed after Boeing 737, a domestic passenger plane, crashed on Friday. The plane with 105 passengers,  including five children and nine crew members, was travelling from Havana to Holguin when it came down shortly after takeoff. Cuban president Miguel Diaz-Canel said there were three survivors, all women, who are at present in critical condition, reported news agency Reuters. Rescue operations are underway at the site; the fire has been put out and authorities are trying to identify the bodies.

Plane crash Boeing Cuba 2018 may

Mars just entered tropical Aquarius, one day after the Uranus’ingress into tropical Taurus, forming an exact square, this astrological disposition manifested an analogical ’mundane’ event almost at once. But you can see, in such a case, not only the tropical frame, but the constellational one is quite important, look at zoomable chartwheel and view that Mercury reached the fixed star called ’Hamal’ (the brightest and most violent one in Aries constellation), close to the M.C. of this event, while Sun still stays in conjunction with the dreadful ’Algol’ and North Node is immersed in Beehive Cluster (centre of the Cancer constellation), near the Asc. of this tragic incident.


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