A rare exact conjunction of Mars, Saturn and Antares – coming soon

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On 24th August, at 14:56:47 UT, Mars will catch up with Saturn, in the ecliptic coordinate system, almost exactly above Antares. At mid-northern latitudes, Mars, Saturn and Antares appear in the south to southwest sky at nightfall, while from the Southern Hemisphere, the threesome is found high overhead as darkness falls. The conjunctions of Mars and Saturn recur in periods of roughly two years, but sometimes this cycle can be reduced to 18–20 months due to the apparent retrograde motion of these planets. It’s easy to understand that these exact Mars–Saturn conjunctions happen at various points of the celestial background  – and it’s not surprising that in order to observe an exact Mars conjunct Saturn within the Antares’ orb of 1 arcdegree, circa 180 years are required on average. Thus, we can find only 11 occurrences of this type during the last 2000 years.

Antares, the ’alpha Scorpii’ and the ’Scorpion’s Heart’, is one of the 4 most important ’fixed’ or ’marker’ stars of the sidereal and constellational astrology, with the Spica, Regulus and Aldebaran. Aldebaran, the ’alpha Tauri’ and the ’Bull’s Eye’, lies almost directly opposite to Antares in the Zodiac, therefore it can be considered as a practical celestial axis; within the context of the Fagan–Bradley ayanamsha of the sidereal astrology, they indicate the middle of the equisectorial sidereal Scorpio and Taurus signs.

Below, I’ll specify these 10 instances with only some needed astronomical /astrological data, indicating the subsequent historical events too. We should take into consideration that such a celestial phenomenon, like the most astronomical facts within the context of the Mundane Astrology, don’t lead to producing effects instantly or immediately; rather, it is similar to the process of a sequential electric charging (’condensing’ or increasing more and more by successive and interlocking astrological indications) which, reaching the needed saturation or condensed state, results in an analogical mundane instance of ’eruptive’ or ’explosive’ nature, in like manner as the electrostatic discharge.

For example, in the case of the recent exact (Mars conjunct Saturn) conjunct Antares (on 17th February, 1986) indicating, among other things, the disaster of Chernobyl (view chart below), required additional indications to the total ’condensation’ or ’saturation’ like the exact Sun conjunct Pluto was on the day of the catastrophe, 26th April. (Only in passing: according to Ptolemy, Antares conjunct Mars is exceedingly violent if ’… at the same time the Moon is with Aldebaran’ – and at that time, this condition was also fulfilled – view attached chart…)

Chernobyl astrology

Briefly, it’s important to understand that such a rare and powerful conjunction may have its ’impact’ not infrequently through ten or even twenty years, complicatedly (and sometimes perplexedly) entwined with other astronomical/astrological facts.


Astronomical/astrological data & historical background:

I.- 12. October 0101 (Julian Calendar) 6:41:28 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 14 ♏ 12, sidereal (Fagan–Bradley) 15 ♏ 52; distance from Antares in longitude: 51 arcminutes.

Mundane events: The Roman Empire reaches its largest expanse under Trajan (98–117), encompassing an area of 5 million square kilometers, population peak around 100 million. The Christian Church proclaims itself to be universal (catholic).


II. – 5. September 0278 23:58:03 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 16 ♏ 33, sidereal 15 ♏ 46; distance from Antares in longitude: 45 arcminutes.

Mundane events: The largest and bloodiest official persecution of Christianity and Manicheism under Diocletian. Administrative division of the Empire: the establishment of the Eastern (Byzantine) Empire. Foundation of the Tetrarchy.


III. – 9. January 0425  00:53:33 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 18 ♏ 42, sidereal 15 ♏ 53; distance from Antares in longitude: 52 arcminutes.

Mundane events: Atilla’s Hunnic Empire on the territories of the Eastern and Central Europe. Romans’ permanent fighting against the Germanic and Celtic tribes, the Vandals, the Persians and the Huns. The beginning of the Roman agony.


IV. –  1. December 0601 21:18:39 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 19 ♏ 42, sidereal 14 ♏ 24; distance from Antares in longitude: 37 arcminutes.

Mundane events: Muhammad’s revelations conveyed to him through the archangel Gabriel (Jibril) – the birth of the quickly spreading Islam.


V. –  5. December 1043 12:43:51 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 26 ♏ 58, sidereal 15 ♏ 33; distance from Antares in longitude: 32 arcminutes.

Mundane events: The  Great Schism of 1054 divides Christianity; division of the Church into the Western (Catholic) and Eastern (Eastern Orthodox) Churches.


VI. –  1. November 1220 16:08:22 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 28 ♏ 49, sidereal 14 ♏ 56; distance from Antares in longitude: 05 arcminutes

Mundane events: Mongol invasion into Russia and Central Europe (1235–1241).


VII. – 27. September 1397  23:36:05 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 00 ♐ 49, sidereal 14 ♏ 03; distance from Antares in longitude: 58 arcminutes

Mundane events: One of the first movements to reform the Roman Catholic Church: the Hussitism. The rise of the Ottoman Empire; extension of Turkish dominion into the Balkans – paving the way for the expansion into Central Europe.


VIII. – 14. November 1662 (Gregorian Calendar)  22:53:51 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 05 ♐ 53, sidereal 15 ♏ 51; distance from Antares in longitude: 50 arcminutes

Mundane events: The Great Plague in London (1665–1666) kills 100,000 people; The Great Fire in London (1666) destroys the homes of 70,000 of the City’s 80,000 inhabitants.


IX. – 12. October 1839  09:05:51 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 06 ♐ 53, sidereal 14 ♏ 23; distance from Antares in longitude: 38 arcminutes

Mundane events: First Opium War in China (1839–1941); The Great Famine in Ireland (1845-1849) causes the deaths of one million Irish people and over a million more emigrated to escape it; Revolutions of 1848 in Europe.


X. – 17. February 1986 14:56:47 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 08 ♐ 57, sidereal 14 ♏ 25; distance from Antares in longitude: 36 arcminutes

Mundane events: Chernobyl nuclear reactor disaster (26. April 1986); the collapse of the Communist Bloc (1989–1991)


XI. – 24. August 2016 11:26:27 UT // (♂☌ ♄) at tropical 09 ♐ 52, sidereal 14 ♏ 54; distance from Antares in longitude: 07 arcminutes

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Full Sturgeon Moon

Full Sturgeon Moon

Some Native American tribes called the August Moon the ’Sturgeon Moon’. The sturgeon, a large fish common to the Great Lakes and other nearby bodies of water, is most easily caught during this month. The reddish appearance of the Moon through the frequent sultry hazes of August also prompted a few tribes to dub it the ’Red Moon’. Other names included the ’Green Corn Moon’, ’Grain Moon’ and ’Moon When All Things Ripen’ (Dakotah Sioux) or ’Blueberry Moon’ (Ojibway). Within the Vedic Lunar Mansion System this Full Moon will be occur in the 3rd pada of the ’Danishtha’ Nakshatra. The deities which preside over ’Dhanishta’ are the eight ’Vasus’ (attendant deities of Indra, and later Vishnu): Agni, Prithvi, Vāyu, Antariksha, Āditya, Dyaus, Chandramas and Nakshatrani. The symbol most commonly used to represent this lunar mansion is the drum known as the ’mridanga’, and the flute. Since Dhanishta is classified traditionally as a movable nakshatra, it means that, under electional astrological beliefs, it is best to begin activities like travel when the Moon stays there.     More Info

Venus opposite Neptune

Venus opposite Neptune

With some other disharmonic aspects, liability to sorrow, losses and troubles, especially through the lover / marriage partner or anyone else in whom he/she should trust. High degree of suspicion and distrust toward the ’external world’ which seems to be shapeless and inconceivable. Endless anxiety. Good opportunity for the artistic sublimation. Famous people with natal ♀ ☍ ♆: Paul Klee, Erwin Rommel, David Icke, Uma Thurman

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Moon conjunct Lilith

Moon in (tropical) Scorpio conjunct Lilith (as ’osculating’ lunar apogee point). Lilith may manifest its peculiar nature considerably within the Scorpio sign.

Lilith Astrology

Females: need to experience herself as not attached and not subordinated to anyone, above all, to the men; efforts to remain emotionally and existentially independent, preferring the special to the prosaic, the exciting to the flat; if she do marry she has some problems conceiving a baby, and even the childbearing does not happen naturally (as compensation, willingly devotes herself to nurturing other women and their children and may focus on humanitarian issues, equality of rights and feminism);  if she has children, often problems emerge concerning their health and education; diseases of the female reproductive system and the breast, anorexia nervosa (fear /Lilith/ of gaining weight and filling out /Moon/), heart problems  (if Sun is also afflicted).

Males: disorders of the sexual identity, homosexuality, sexual diseases, unconsciousness, hallucinations, problems with the women; scandals, suicidal impulses, heart problems.

Children: unviability (in case of other grave afflictions).

Some examples (Moon in Scorpio in conjunction with Lilith):

1.  Sara Allgood (1879–1950) actress – (Moon conj. Lilith) conj. Sun near M.C. ­– She was raised in a Dublin orphanage, gave birth to a daughter who lived only one hour, her husband also died of the same illness (influenza) shortly afterward.

2. Barbara Castle (1910–2002) British politician, first female minister of Transport – (Moon conj. Lilith) near M.C.– ’Clever, sexy and single-minded’;  ’had no children, but were devoted to their nieces and great nieces and nephews’.

3. Merce Cunningham (1919–2009) dancer, choreographer, avant-gardist – (Moon conj. Lilith) near Desc. – Homosexual male.

4. Norman Spencer Chaplin (1919) – /(Moon conj. Lilith) in 2nd house/ square (Mercury conj. Neptune) – Charlie Chaplin’s 2nd son, died 3 days after birth.

5. Helen Ferguson (1901–1977) actress, later publicist – /(Moon conj. Lilith) in 1st house/ square (Sun near M.C.) – Widowed twice, without children.

6. Helen Gibson (1892–1977) actress, one of the earliest serial stars, known for her athletic abilities and willingness to do dangerous but exciting stunts – /(Moon conj. Lilith)conj. Uranus  in 11th house/ square (Mars in 3rd house) – Died of stroke and heart attack.

7. Henriette Marie, Queen of France (1609–1669) – Moon conj. Lilith conj. Sun – Her 1st baby was stillborn; active and emancipated life during the civil wars.

8. Hayley Mills (1946–) actress – Moon conj. Lilith in 12th house – Anorexia nervosa, diagnosed double breast cancer (fully recovered).

9. Anne Murray (1945–) pop and country singer – (Moon conj. Lilith) in 3rd house – She escaped from a near sexual assault when she was in her early 20s; ’has always attracted a large lesbian fan base looking for strong, independent women as role model’.

10. Albert Salmi (1928–1990) actor – /(Moon conj. Lilith) in 5th house/ square /Mars in 8th house/ – Salmi died of a self-inflicted gunshot, after first shooting dead his estranged second wife.

11. Laurent, Prince of Belgium (1963–) Belgian royalty – (Moon conj. Lilith) conj. Neptune in 11th house – Laurent’s name surfaced in a corruption scandal in which funds of the Belgian Navy were spent on his residence (2006); he was voluntarily placed in a medically-induced coma for 2 days in 2014.

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Mercury opposite Neptune

Mercury opposite Neptune

Mercury opposite Neptune. If these planets are strongly afflicted, it indicates chaotic mind, lack of memory, disposition to dream the time away, suicidal disposition and liability to fraud, deception or slander. But with some harmonic aspects, the constant tension of this opposition can lead to the intuition – moreover, the expression or manifestation – of exceedingly subtle inner contents in the fields of the fine and dramatic arts, scientific research or metaphysics. Some positive examples: Jeanne d’Arc, W. A. Mozart, Marlene Dietrich, Yuri Gagarin. More Info

Mars enters Sagittarius

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♂ enters (tropical) ♐. If Mars is well-aspected here, it indicates an argumentative disposition and fondness of debating on subjects of serious nature such as law, philosophy and religion. It ’makes’ the person candid and open in all his dealings with others, full of enthusiasm and ambition, anxious to appear well in the eyes of the community, although he would scorn to cater to the ideas of others where they do not coincide with this ideas of probity and justice. These people make interesting and ideal entertainers, especially in later life for they are fond of traveling and are keen observers, hence they always have a fund of interesting and instructive information which they are both willing and anxious to impart to their hearers. These people are also fond of sports and out-door exercise, in which they usually excel and a well-aspected Mars in Sagittarius is an ideal position for a lawyer. It ’makes’ for much success in that direction by sharpening and quickening the mental and oratorical faculties. When Mars is afflicted in Sagittarius, it ’gives’ a sharp tongue and a quarrelsome disposition and there is a dishonest streak in the nature, therefore such people are often found generally disliked in the community and particularly in social circles, for they seem to be always at variance with the ideas and opinions of others and adopt a most supercilious attitude toward those with whom they disagree. These people are also liable to meet with accidents when they travel and to sustain a number of broken bones.  More info

New Moon in Leo

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New Moon. ☉ ☌ ☽ in (tropical) ♌ indicates generally a highly intuitive, ambitious and strong-willed individual who can subordinate love of ease, instincts and lower emotions to certain consciously undertaken goal-directed activities to reach an ideal, depending on the spiritual maturity, in social, political, scientific, humanitarian or metaphysical field. Famous people with (☉☌☽) : ♌ in their radix chart: Franz Joseph I of Austria, Jean Piaget, Peter O’Toole, Charlize Theron  More Info