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./   

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Uranus enters Taurus – review of the whole disturbing (?) ’mundane’ interval (2018-2026)

On 15 May 2018, at 15:17 UT, Uranus first entered tropical Taurus and will stay there during nearly seven years. By its complex direct–retrograde motion pattern (see zoomable chart), it turned retrogrograde on 7th August, 2018 (at 3° TAU), and returned to Aries on 6th November, 2018.

The second ingress into Taurus will happen on 6th March, 2019. After several direct and retrograde phases, Uranus first will leave Taurus on 7th July, 2025, but it will move backwards and return to Taurus again (8th November, 2025), and will enter ultimately Gemini on 25 April, 2026.

Uranus cycle Taurus

As at the moment of this ingress (that is the ’skeleton’ of the whole cycle of 2018-2026 – see zoomable chartwheel) Uranus has an exact square from Capricorn Mars, and (Sun conjunct Moon) will be in conjunction with the strongly violent fixed star ’Algol’, opposing Jupiter, we may suppose that Taurus Uranus will manifest probably its disharmonic analogies: real estate crashes, stock exchange turbulences, dismantling of traditions, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions or other disasters concerning real properties or farmlands.

Uranus ingress Taurus

Uranus’ retrograde phase began on August 7, 2018 at 02° Taurus and ended on January 6, 2019 at 28° Aries. (Indicating anxiety, spasms, neurotic behavior or unexpected incidents – mainly for those who have a natal retrograde Uranus with disharmonic aspects (opposite, square, semi-square) to one of these actual ’transiting’ positions (between 2° Tau and 28° Ari). Of course, these analogies are in effect in the ‘mundane’ context too.)

The last transit of Uranus in tropical Taurus has occurred from 1934 to 1942, it was the period of considerable political/economic transformations worldwide and the first part of the WW II.

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Mercury enters Taurus 2018 – coming soon

MercuryTaurus

Mercury will enter tropical Taurus on May 13th, 2018 at 12:40:03 UT (08:40:03 EDT). It will be at the same time in the sidereal Aries and the constellational Pisces, in conjunction with Uranus and Moon. (see zoomable chartweel)

Mercury in Taurus gives a mind that is not very soon made up but when it has once arrive at a conclusion it is almost as difficult to change as the laws of the Medes and Persians. However, being based upon thought and reason the judgment of these people is also extremely reliable. They believe thoroughly in the ancient adage that “Silence is golden” and are therefore close-mouthed. They are good counselors and can be depended upon to keep secret. At the same time they are not recluses, but have a pleasant, sociable disposition. They are fond of fun and recreation, they love music, art and literature, so they are thoroughly likable people if Mercury is well-aspected. But if Mercury is afflicted they become what the Scotch call “DOUR,” also obstinate, stubborn, secretive and avaricious.’ (Heindel)

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Képtalálat a következőre: „Mercury in taurus”

Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries – the rebellious zeal: destroying conventionalities

Sun Uranus

Sun conjunct Uranus will occur on April 18th, 2018 at 14:00:07 UT (10:00:07 EDT) in tropical and sidereal Aries, constellational Pisces.

Actually, it is the juncture of the formative power of the Fire (Sun) and the highest intuitive stream (Uranus), in the inflexible ’substance’ of the tropical Aries. That meeting, in the case of an instinctual intermingling, may result in a riotous ravage; but, in the event that these forces become equalized and the solar principle can preserve its ruling force, this is nothing less than a necessary and useful transmutation, the opportunity to create novelties instead of lugging the utterly blank habits.

Anyway, in the medical astrology, because of the high levels of a persistent inner tension, Aries Sun conjunct Aries Uranus, with an afflicted Moon or Mercury in the natal chart, indicates a severe inclination for stroke and several cardiovascular disorders in every case and in every astrological house.

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Képtalálat a következőre: „Sun uranus conjunction”

Great American Eclipse 2017 – The Celestial Phenomenon Of The Decade Draws Near

Great American Eclipse 2017

A total solar eclipse will occur and be visible on Monday, August 21, 2017, within a band across the entire contiguous United States (for the best places and other details click on zoomable chart). This eclipse will happen in Leo – which now means, as you can see in the attached chartwheel, simultaneously tropical, sidereal and constellational Leo.

During totality, the brightest star in Leo, Regulus will be visible just to the left of the eclipsed Sun, while Mercury is further to the left and Mars is to the right (see chart).

As the eclipsed Sun will be in close conjunction with the fixed star Regulus that is the ’par excellence’ Royal Star, symbol of the Power and Authority, it indicates ’violence, trouble, ultimate disgrace, ruin, sickness, fevers or benefits seldom last’ (by V. Robson) and such analogies for the next period, concerning mundane astrology. This is compounded by the fact that Mars (at the foreleg of Leo) become visible near the eclipsed Sun which was considered as omen of discord, quarrelsomeness, war or some kind of calamity by ancient Seers.

 The last ’coast-to-coast’ total solar eclipse that traversed the entire contiguous United States happened on June 8th, 1918. This would be simply an establishment of facts without any suggestions, that – using Jungian terminology – it was ’synchronistic’ with the spreading of the 1918 flu pandemic which was an unusually deadly influenza; it infected 500 million people around the world, and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million (three to five percent of the world’s population).

But it is indisputable that this kind of consideraton of the principles of the ancient ’mundane’ astrology is not ’all-powerful’ in our time, we can remember the great European total solar eclipse in 1999 that did not entail enormous, far-reaching and ’scenic’ mundane events at all.

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Képtalálat a következőre: „Solar eclipse total”

Cancer Venus square Libra Jupiter – struggle to control your emotions

Venus square Jupiter

Venus square Jupiter will happen on August  17th, 2017 at 06:39:34 UT (02:39:34 EDT. Venus will be in tropical Cancer and Jupiter in tropical Libra (while within the sidereal  & constellational framework those will be staying  in Gemini and Virgo).

For natives having this aspect in their radix chart, the world order (Libra Jupiter) and their own capricious and hiper-sensitive mental/emotional  aspirations (Cancer Venus) are in a seemingly unresolvable conflict (symbolized by the ’square’).

They live under this constant pressure and should act according to their own ’inner scheme’. Because of their infantility, they vainly look for balanced conditions, being, to say the least, permanently offended  or frustrated (afflicted Cancer Venus), unable to become thoughtful ’observers’ and put some distance between their own mental sphere and the objective events. They are always involved in emotional swirls of some sort that – without a strong Saturn – seem almost uncalmable.

Amidst real inner and outer controls, these Cancer Venus square Libra Jupiter anomalies can manifest as more on less ’innocent’ hysterical outbursts, paroxysms or  ’trolling’ acts, but those can be very harmful and destructive if someone – like a ’Caligula 2.0’  /he had an afflicted Cancer Venus in his natal chart/ – has the needed power and possibility  to implement his/her abnormal mental flooding, capriciousness and intemperance.

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Breathtaking show of shooting stars – Delta Aquarid meteor shower is coming

Aquarius astrologyThe Delta Aquarid meteor shower usually occurs every year between July 12 and August 23, this year best time to watch the sky is around July 27 and July 30, when the shower reaches peak intensity.

The shower originated from the breakup of what are now the Marsden and Kracht Sungrazing comets. The Delta Aquariids get their name because their radiant appears to lie in the constellation Aquarius, near one of the constellation’s brightest stars, Delta Aquarii (in the right ankle or shin of Water-Bearer), widely known as ’Skat’ among astrologers (see zoomable chartwheel). By George Noonan, this ’fixed star’ gives good fortune and lasting happiness and also it is said to indicate safety in a deluge. Ancient Chinese actrologers knew it as ’Yu Lin Keun’, the ’Imperial Guard’.

The Delta Aquarids is an average shower that can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak. This year, the crescent moon leaves dark skies for what should be a good early morning show. Best viewing will be from a dark location after midnight. Though meteors will radiate from the constellation Aquarius, they can appear anywhere in the sky.

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Rare astrological event: Venus’ & Mercury’s ingresses into their domicile signs within 15 hours

Venus enters Taurus

Venus will enter tropical Taurus on June 6th, 2017 at 07:26 UT (03:26 EDT) and Mercury will enter tropical Gemini on the same day, at 22:15 UT (18:15 EDT). Two planet’s ingresses into their own domicile signs, within such a brief period of time, happen very rarely. As neither Venus nor Mercury have strongly disharmonic aspects at the moment of their ingresses, the background indications relating to the emotional and intellectual spheres seem to be auspicious for the next weeks (Mercury enters Cancer on June 21st).  >> More Astro Info

Képtalálat a következőre: „Venus taurus”

Sun conjunct Mercury in Taurus – where Papageno and Papagena encounter each other

Sun conjunct Mercury taurus

Sun conjunct Mercury will happen on April 20th at 05:53:59 UT (01:53:59 EDT) in tropical Taurus, sidereal and contellational Aries.

As Mercury’s maximum elongation from Sun cannot be greater than 28 arcdegrees, there are only three possible (tropical) zodiacal position of the innermost planet in the case when Sun is in tropical Taurus (see recent post: Sun enters Taurus): 1. Mercury stays in Gemini – here the thinking is unbound, mental activities are spirited which generally result in a vivid, sociable and more or less intellectualized character; 2. Mercury stays in Aries: thinking turns into fiery that may easily burns others, despising the prosaic conducts and goals, mental activities become purely the means for the self-expression without any purpose of co-operation; 3. Mercury stays in Taurus: if Sun and Mercury are at the same time in the tropical Taurus (mainly within the orb of conjunction), we are at the symbolic ’meeting point’ of those principles which were personalized into ’Papageno’ and ’Papagena’ in the famous Mozart’s ’Singspiel’ called ’The Magic Flute’. If ’Air’ and ’Fire’ ’accents’ are totally missing in the birth chart, this type is mostly enslaved by vital instincts and lives wholly within the delusion of the biological sustenance and reproduction, manifesting the ’Guna’ that Hindus named ’Tamas’.

BOTH
How happy we will be
if the Gods are gracious
and bless our love with children,
with darling little children!

PAPAGENO
First a little Papageno!

PAPAGENA
Then a little Papagena!

PAPAGENO
Then another Papageno!

PAPAGENA
Then another Papagena!

PAPAGENO
Papageno!

PAPAGENA
Papagena!

BOTH
The greatest joy of all
will be when many Papagenas/Papagenos
bless their parents!

(excerpt from The Magic Flute’s libretto)

It’s plain to see: a baby boom is at hand 🙂 – but rather from May 16th as Mercury has actually its retrograde phase (entering Aries on April 21st) and won’t return in Taurus until that date. Having no problem with the Papageno-like persons, it’s needful to perform even this role, and people with natal Taurus Sun conjunct Taurus Mercury seem to be convenient actors here.  >>>  More Astro Info

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Képtalálat a következőre: „forget panda dies baby”