Sun conjunct Jupiter in tropical Libra

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On September 26th, Sun–Jupiter conjunction will occur in the tropical Libra, and, within other contexts, in the sidereal and constellational Virgo. The last exact ecliptic Sun–Jupiter conjunction in tropical Libra was on October 22th, 2005 and the next one will be on September 30th, 2028. Libra-Sun conjunct Libra-Jupiter could be specified by the following keywords: arbitration, dispensing of justice, diplomatic tact, creating a life of harmony, good manners, reverence for life, pacifism but sometimes opportunism or overconfidence.

Sun conjunct Jupiter will happen near the fixed star called ’Zaniah’ (eta Virginis), within an orb of 1.5°. According to Ptolemy and Alvidas, this star ’… gives refinement, honor, congeniality, order and a lovable nature’. By V. Robson Jupiter conjunct Zaniah ’brings religious and philosophical mind, social success, many friends’ and Sun conjunct Zaniah indicates ’educational and studious interests, popularity, social success, much pleasure, happy marriage’. But we might find this short description strongly ironic since the etymology of ’Zaniah’, derived from the Arabic word ’Zaaniyah’, means ’woman who has unlawful relations with a man’ – evoking thus the idea of the ’adulteress’ or the ’cocotte’… Such phenomena are not exceptional; unfortunately, the astrology of the fixed stars, in this residual form we’ve inherited, contains a number of controversial elements.  More info

How to easily find our Galactic Centre on September 22nd

Galactic Centre Astrology

On September 22nd, Mars comes into exact (ecliptic) conjunction with the Milky Way’s Centre. As Mars will have an ecliptic latitude of 2° 34’ S and G. C. an ecl. lat. of 5° 37’ S, the reddish planet will stay roughly 3° above G.C. (note, ’above’ is valid for the northern hemisphere, down to mid-southern geographic latitudes…)

To measuring angular distances on the sky, we can apply some basic essential skills or ’tricks’. For example, the average apparent size of the Moon’s diameter is one half of an arc degree (equal to 30 arc minutes). Or, as amateur astronomers do that sometimes, simply hold your hand at arm’s length; the width of your little finger will cover circa 1 arc degree.

Just find Mars after sunset, locate ecliptic line, employ one of these tricks and make fairly a measurement… Galactic Centre would be there somewhere. 🙂

By modern scientific researches, a complex astronomical radio source, called the ’ Sagittarius A’ appears to be located almost exactly at the Galactic Center which coincides with a supermassive ’Black Hole’. But for astrologers – and not only for the ’siderealists’– it seems more important that there exists an ’ayanmasha’ setting the Galactic Centre at 0° of the sidereal Sagittarius; as you can view on the zoomable image, at the same time, it is considered as the beginning of the Mula nakshatra within the Vedic lunar mansion system (’mula’ means in sanskrit ’root’ or ’origin’).  >> More Info

The Last Lunar Eclipse Of 2016 Is Coming

Lunar Eclipse Astrology

A penumbral lunar eclipse will occur on September 16-17., 2016, the last of three lunar eclipses in 2016, preceded two weeks earlier by an annular solar eclipse. The whole lunar eclipse – or certain parts of it – will be visible from Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa; Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean; Arctic, Antarctica (view attached chart for details).

There are three kinds of lunar eclipses: 1. the total eclipse of the Moon  when  the inner part of Earth’s shadow, called the ’umbra’, falls on the Moon’s face (at mid-eclipse, the entire Moon is in shadow, which may appear blood red); 2. the partial lunar eclipse when the ’umbra’ takes a bite out of only a fraction of the Moon (the dark bite grows larger, and then recedes, never reaching the total phase); 3. the penumbral lunar eclipse when the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth, called the ’penumbra’, falls on the Moon’s face (see zoomable chart).

Note that since this upcoming one will be a penumbral eclipse, it is going to be hard to observe, as the Moon will only appear a bit fainter. >>> More info

Sun square Mars

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Sun square Mars indicates a person with an abundance of energy which is often turned to destruction. Sometimes –having a fiery temper– the native looks overbearing and swaggering; he/she is frequently in opposition to constituted authority and ready to rebel wherever an opportunity arises. In the case of artists, violence, abuse and murder are central themes. With a (tropical) Virgo-Sun, the native may turn these destructive energies against himself/herself. This aspect also dispose to accidents in which the person may be maimed, also to gunshot and knife-wounds, to scalding-burns and to fevers, inflammatory complaints, boils and eruptions. More Info

Libra-Venus sextile Sagittarius-Saturn

Venus sextile Saturn

(Venus in Libra) sextile (Saturn in Sagittarius) within the tropical context. /Concerning the sidereal one: (Venus in Virgo) sextile (Saturn in Scorpio)/.

Libra-Venus sextile Sagittarius-Saturn indicates generally a diplomatic, methodical, systematic, fair-minded person. Faithful and true, therefore he/she will be much sought as a friend or advisor, or as a person to be trusted with any commission requiring sterling honesty and ability. Deep thinking based on own observations and experiences, need for reconciling feuds and discrepancies. Sometimes vastly expanded spiritual horizon. Famous people with Libra-Venus sextile Sagittarius-Saturn: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), Peter D. Ouspensky (1878 –1947).

The last occurrence when Venus stayed in the 11th degree of the tropical Libra and, at the same time, the Saturn in the 11th degree of the tropical Sagittarius, happened on September 2nd, 1869.   More Info

 

Satellite destroyed in explosion just after the Solar Eclipse

Amos-6 explosion

Amos-6 satellite destroyed in explosion just after the Solar Eclipse. SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has exploded at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 1st September, 2016 at 09:06 EDT, destroying Amos-6 communications satellite. The explosion occurred during a trial ahead of Saturday’s planned launch of the Amos-6 having mission to provide Internet access to underserved regions of sub-Saharan Africa.

To better understand the whole celestial background, it’s recommended to read my recent posts about the Mars–Saturn–Antares exact conjunction and the former Annular Solar Eclipse. As I pointed out, we should consider mundane astrological phenomena like puzzling succession of an occult ’condensation’ which – reaching a ’critical saturation’ – ’produces’ ’discharges’ on various, analogically corresponding levels of the reality. This disaster happened just after the mentioned eclipse, when the edge of the parallax-corrected Moon’s disc (as I work within Topocentric frame) almost directly reached the True Ascending Lunar Node /Dragon’s Head/. The Great Cross of the (/Sun conjunct Moon/ square /Saturn conjunct Mars conjunct Antares/ square /Neptune/ square /Aldebaran/) remained ’in operation’ too. But the fateful sparks into this occult ’compound’ were two – otherwise ’in se’ not too violent – planet/kentron aspects – the /Mercury biquintile Vertex/ and the /Uranus quintile Medium Coeli/. (Zoom and view the attached chartwheel).

The question is why Amos-6. For answering this, we should pay attention to the chain of the analogical connections: the eclipse occurred over Africa and the mission of this satellite was ’… to provide Internet access to underserved regions of sub-Saharan Africa.’ And why Cape Canaveral? We know, Florida falls under dominion of the ’Pisces’ principle. The eclipse happened in tropical Virgo, strongly afflicted by the Pisces-Neptune…

(Breaking news: ’Tropical storm Hermine has made landfall in northern Florida, becoming the first hurricane to hit the state in 11 years. Hermine hit the Florida Gulf Coast early on Friday as a category one hurricane, bringing with it a heavy storm surge. Governor Rick Scott had earlier declared a state of emergency for 51 counties across the state. Wind gusts reached 80mph (130km/h), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.’)  More Info

Annular Solar Eclipse on September 1st

Solar Eclipse 2016

An annular solar eclipse will occur on September 1, 2016, which will be visible from Africa and some parts of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. (Of course, for most viewers in Africa, it will be a partial one.) The eclipse will begin at 06:13 UTC; the maximum point will take place at 09:01 UTC, and the annularity will last for 3 minutes and 6 seconds.

When do annular solar eclipses happen? Just a short explanation.

As the Moon’s path around the Earth is elliptical, one side of the orbit is closer to Earth than the other. The point closest to the Earth is called the ’perigee’ and the point farthest from the Earth is known as the ’apogee’. When the Moon is farthest from the Earth, its apparent size is smaller than the Sun’s apparent size. Because of this, annular eclipses of the Sun can only occur when the Moon is near apogee – it is the only time when the entire disc of the Moon can block the central part the Sun’s disc, while leaving the outer parts of the Sun – an ’annulus’ (i.e. ’ring’) – visible. The ’antumbra’ is the region from which the occluding body appears entirely contained within the disc of the light source; an observer in this region experiences an annular eclipse, in which a bright ring is visible around the eclipsing body. Of course, like total solar eclipses, annular solar eclipses can be seen as partial eclipses from locations inside its ’penumbra’, but outside it’s ’antumbra’.

Many ancient civilisations have used ’eclipse cycles’ to predict eclipses and calculate their features. One of the most popularly studied eclipse cycles is the ’Saros cycle’; it is a period of approximately 6,585.3 days or around 18 years, 11 days and 8 hours and occurs due to a combination of 3 lunar cycles: the ’synodic’, the ’anomalistic’ and the ’draconic’ months. Any two eclipses separated by the same ’Saros cycle’ share very similar geometries. They occur at the same node with the Moon at nearly the same distance from Earth and at the same time of year. Because the ’Saros period’ is not equal to a whole number of days, its biggest drawback is that subsequent eclipses are visible from different parts of the globe. The extra 1/3 day displacement means that Earth must rotate an additional ~ 8 hours or ~ 120° with each cycle. For solar eclipses, this results in the shifting of each successive eclipse path by ~ 120° westward. Thus, a ’Saros series’ returns to about the same geographic region every 3rd occurrences (54 years and 34 days).

This eclipse – in the 10th degree of the tropical Virgo, in the middle of the sidereal Leo and, at the same time, in the Purva Phalguni Nakshatra – may be another indication of the violent astrological ’condensation’ about which I wrote in my recent post concerning the exact (Mars conjunct Saturn) conjunct Antares; as it makes an exact square to the Antares–Aldebaran axis (view the chartwheel).

During the next weeks, this eclipse can indicate some disharmonic life events for those having important planets on the 10th degree of the tropical Virgo / Pisces / Sagittarius or Gemini. In the context of the mundane astrology the countries and places connecting to the ’Virgo’ principle can be ’responsive’ like Brazil, Congo, Croatia, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, Virgina (US);  Baghdad, Basel, Boston, Padua, Paris, Los Angeles etc. (By experiences, nowadays, the ’effects’ of an eclipse aren’t simply localized to the path of the visibility, but, as a ’latent point’, it has ’influences’ on the correspondent principles all over the world.)

Finally some historical notes. The last solar eclipse in the 10th degree of the (’moving’) tropical Virgo was on September 1, 1682 (Saros 149, and it was a partial one); within this same Saros cycle (Saros 135) the last occurrence making an exact square to the Antares–Aldebaran axis, within an orb of 1.5 arcdegrees, happened on August 18, 1403 (it was a partial eclipse). More Info