2017 Libsolar

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2017 Libsolar

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:45 am

Libsolar Oct 18, 2017, 0:26:17 AM EDT
Washington, DC

(See other parts of the U.S. here:) Map 1 Map 2

For the three months October 18 to January 15, a positive, upbeat partile Mercury-Jupiter conjunction exactly squares Ascendant. This joins powerful change indicators: Pluto exactly square Midheaven (with Moon square Pluto), and a foreground Sun-Uranus opposition.

Libsolars tend to serve as the "final act" of each year's Capsolar drama - their angles are nearly always very close to the Capsolar angles - and this year will continue that trend: Themes to which 2017 has been building will converge and come to a head in a dramatic movie-like climax in this last quarter before the (substantially different) 2018 Capsolar. Mostly, this will be fiercely positive - with emphasis on the fierce, because this is not a tame, well-behaved chart of settled old orthodoxies. Conventions are advantageously challenged, shaken, and abandoned.

Though bad things do happen under Mercury-Jupiter influence, they are infrequent: This is an uncommon aspect for tragic events. (When it occurs, "bad" is in the eye of the beholder: Nearly always, one party has a great success to the detriment of someone else, whether a high-stakes robbery or an attack.) Most often, we expect diplomatic success, commercial alliances, trade negotiations, successful conversations and cooperation, and major judicial action. Especially, it is a favorable time for conducting business, so commerce should flourish. People spend more time listening to each other, and mostly good things come from this.

From Mercury-Jupiter (especially with Moon conjunct Venus), we might expect a kindlier, more comfortable time, more prone to diplomacy and alliances than to antipathies; but three factors ensure that things will not be calm, routine, and predictable. Two are Pluto square Midheaven (0°50') with Moon square Pluto (0°12' in mundo). These signify high-impact events, primarily separative and disruptive, that stun our senses and halt our minds with their intensity. Mainstream and counter-establishment sensibilities form the scrimmage. Unnatural events under Pluto tend to be fiercely political, such as leader deaths, departures, and similar crises, terrorist attacks, severing historic relations, and populist challenges to prevailing authority.

The other shaker is Sun opposite Uranus (1°36'), which especially bring events psychologically (and often physically) startling and explosive. These can take numerous forms, from great discoveries benefiting everyone to natural disasters, large fires and explosions, sudden violent attacks, and calling leaders to task.

I doubt the hurricane season is over. Besides the Uranus and Pluto indicators, we have a Moon-reinforced Venus-Pluto mundane square (1°52') that is geographically distinctive to Washington and nearby areas. In a time of heightened (and likely successful) diplomacy and negotiation, this aspect suggests dramatic changes in relationships, such as secured alliances and treaties; but it also anticipates stark severing of emotional ties, as in loss of loved ones and the destruction of homes and community, on a scale that stuns one’s sensibilities. "Government rescue and bail-out" is the phrase that seems to synthesize the widest range of the elements of this chart.
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Re: 2017 Libsolar

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:54 am

Here are interpretations for Mercury, Jupiter, and Pluto angular from Chapter 7 of Sidereal Mundane Astrology, providing a longer list of specific event types that occur when these planets take the lead. (I've tweaked them a little to adapt to conditions distinctive to this chart.)
MERCURY FOREGROUND wrote:Expect obvious themes of commerce, communication, transportation, and technology. Mercury is a lead planet in war, especially air attacks, and even attacks by the air, i.e., excessive wind.

Often, Mercury simply means that the news media mobilizes. “Special broadcasts,” media events, and incidents that interrupt normal broadcasts for news reports (especially if they take over the airwaves for a long stretch) are all Mercurial. For smaller events, therefore, Mercury simply means, “Here is where the news media will put its attention today.”
JUPITER FOREGROUND wrote:Among Jupiter’s manifestations are victories (such as major military victories and athletic wins); diplomacy and peace; and heightened prosperity, economic expansion, and a spirit of abundance, celebration, and even national pride. Rainfall is abundant (from “above average precipitation” to record-breaking cloudbursts and flooding). Events, if not purely political, economic, or aristocratic, often center on religion, powerful inspiration, and visionary movements and moments.

Jupiter, uncommon for most kinds of disaster in general, is noticeably absent for major fires, explosions, tornadoes, and the deaths and major crises of national leaders.
PLUTO FOREGROUND wrote:Pluto signifies high-impact events that stun the senses and halt the mind. Most often, these events cause separation or severing of connection, or a confrontation between mainstream and counter-establishment sensibilities. For natural disasters, Pluto events tend to be devastating and catastrophic, including disasters with an unprecedented scale of damage.

Unnatural disasters under Pluto tend to be fiercely political: leader deaths and crises, terrorist attacks (especially involving bombs), financial crises, catastrophic destruction, and severing historic relations. Natural disasters include hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.
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Re: 2017 Libsolar

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:58 am

A few highlights from other locations based on the two astromaps here. (The first is for conjunctions to angles, the second for squares.) Map 1 Map 2

In Map 1, Saturn strikes down the length of California. Mars marks the edge of the eastern Plain States. Mars intersections Pluto near Omaha. Pluto strikes across midcountry from the Dakota's to Louisiana, with a Venus-Pluto intersection at the Mississippi-Alabama border on the Gulf.

In Map 2, observe the arc of Mars square Ascendant across several Western states - these probably mark fall fires, among other severities. Moon-Venus has a nicer arc (but also a wetter one) from Idaho to Texas. One wonders if Moon along the Rio Grande, and a Moon-Saturn intersection near the border means a distinctive immigration issues confrontation with significant loss of life. Saturn marks the Plain States (remember, Mars is nearby in Map 1). In am very curious, and also rather worried, about the triple Mercury-Jupiter-Pluto crossing in mid-Pennsylvania.(The simplest interpretation is political and economic confrontations and destabilization, but it could be much worse.)
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