2020 January events

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2020 January events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:43 pm

Starting the new month of the new year.
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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:06 pm

Of the new decade.

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:39 pm

Jupiter Sets at Dawn wrote:
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:06 pm
Of the new decade.
I've been having that debate on line. For all those people I recently told, "I'll see you next decade," I did mean next week. However,the third decade of the 21st century doesn't start until next year.

We are, however, in the Raging Twenties!
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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:04 pm

I know the argument. I prefer to go with the greater unwashed's intuition and count the year ending in zero in with the rest of the years carrying the same 3rd number.

I also don't can't think of a single reason it matters. :mrgreen:

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:43 am

Do the mundane charts show anything for the US airstrike (ordered by President Trump) in Baghdad, Iraq that killed Iran's General Qassem Soleimani? :shock: :?

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:53 am

It's covered under the US forecast 12-27-19 to 1-15-2020.
Mercury-Neptune sets the tone in the December 20 Liblunar (covering Dec 20 to Jan 4): Both planets are closely angular and they are square (1°31'). While Mercury-Neptune broadly connotes confusion, disorientation, and bad (confused) choices, its strongest characteristic is uncertainty in the form of wondering, “What’s next?” or, “What happens now?” Its appearance usually means that something significant has happened which suspends people's certainty about the near future. (Other Mercury-Neptune themes include impairment of transportation and communication.)

There is a sense of tragedy (or a foreshadow of pending tragedy): Moon forms close mundane squares with Pluto (0°14') and Saturn (1°30'). It seems people do not know what to make of a loss.

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:29 am

Thanks JSAD. That does seem quite fitting.

Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur also had Mercury-Neptune on angles for its Liblunar, and yesterday our Education Minister stepped down (it was also the day the new school term began in this country). It brought much confusion too as to who would replace him. He isn't a favourite of many.

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:04 am

Yes, I think the Liblunar shows the psychological tone well. Perhaps even more to the point, though, is the Bridge, which from December 30 to January 15 has Saturn and Pluto both conjunct the Washington Capsolar Eastpoint. In fact, the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction occurs a couple of days before the Capsolar year ends, and falls within 1° of the Capsolar EP. Here is what the forecast says about this period:
Saturn conjoins Capsolar Eastpoint along with Pluto December 30 until the Capsolar expires January 15, building to the SATURN-PLUTO conjunction January 12. Saturn-Pluto signifies apocalyptic feelings - a great, irrevocable loss or separation from which there is no going back to what was before. Sometimes it forms harsh, dramatic tragedies or hardship, catastrophic disasters laying waste to a landscape. Great cities and even nations have fallen under this combined influence, never to rise again - though that, of course, would be an extreme and (thankfully) less likely outcome.
Remember that the last time the U.S. had a Saturn-Pluto aspect on solar ingress angles was in the Cansolar right before 9/11/2001.

War would not be a surprise right now (even if we ignore the need for the Grating Pumpkin to let the tail wag the dog right now). Saturn-Pluto is the most reliable outer-planet aspect for war. Saturn-Pluto aspects were closely angular in ingresses covering Britain entering WW II, Pearl Harbor for both Hawaii and Washington, the Fall of Saigon, 9/11, the start of the Armenian Holocaust and the Sri Lankan civil war, the Destruction of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, the Sack of Constantinople, D-Day, and the Yom Kippur War for both Israel and Egypt. This is aside from smaller, more domestic attacks and conflicts such as the Nellie massacre, the Oslo attacks and massacre, or in this country the CSA siege, Ruby Ridge siege, and Waco siege.

And don't forget that Russia was just confirmed to have the world's first hypersonic weapon that can bypass all of our missile defenses and North Korea is promising "real soon now" to give the world the details on its brand new class of intercontinental weapon.

With a President whose survival depends on suddenly needing to look commandingly presidential, one doesn't need astrology to think that war is nearly inevitable.

Trump's current SLR has a partile mundane Mars-Mars transit. His Demi-SLR before that had transiting and natal Mars both angular. His January 8 Demi-SLR has transiting Mars setting in Scorpio mundanely square natal Pluto on the IC (which is more likely to go "face the music in the witness chair," but could be flipped to something even more confrontational)
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U.S. attack on Baghdad airfield

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:20 am

The U.S. attack in Iraq that killed the top Iranian military leader occurred January 3, 2020, at "shortly after midnight." I've not yet tracked down exact coordinates, and the time is slightly fuzzy...
Don't know exactly when but where was just outside the Bagdad airport, like two cars left through the gates and boom boom.
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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:57 pm

Dammit. I was trying to reply with a quote, not edit.

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:26 pm

Jupiter Sets at Dawn wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:57 pm
Dammit. I was trying to reply with a quote, not edit.
Looks like you preserved all the original post while doing it though :)

Shit happens.
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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:09 pm

According to wikipedia,
Qasem Soleimani (born Born: 11 March 1957) was killed on 3 January 2020 around 1 am local time (22:00 UTC on 2 January). He'd just left his plane when American drones shot missiles into his convoy near Baghdad International Airport.

I can't find the rest of the post, so if even I preserved it, I can't restore it.

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Re: 2020 January events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:17 pm

I guess I'd made some comments. The main point is that the most recent solar ingress for Baghdad has Mars square Ascendant (and a foreground mundane Sun-Uranus square); all lunar ingresses are dormant; and the CapQ put transiting Mars on Descendant.
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PA Turnpike Crash

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:04 am

January 5, 2020, 3:34 AM Eastern, Mount Pleasant Township, in Westmoreland County, PA on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
A tour bus failed to make a turn on a downgrade, ran up an embankment and tipped over, and was then hit by three tractor trailers, including one UPS and one FedEx and then a passenger vehicle.
Five people died including two UPS drivers and a nine year old child. Over sixty people hurt, 5 still critical. Many of the people taken to hospitals spoke no English, and translators for both Japanese and Spanish were required.

This feels like a Mercury Some Malefic thing, but looking at the zodiacial chart, Mercury was conjuct the Sun and Jupiter, and trine the Moon, while Venus and Mars were both partile conjunct the Asc and MC respectively.

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Influenza

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 am

Director of National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases said this may be the worst flu season in decades with nationally over 2900 (twenty-nine hundred!) people having died so far and the CDC says at least 6.4 million people have gotten sick.

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Re: Influenza

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 am

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Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:08 am
Director of National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases said this may be the worst flu season in decades with nationally over 2900 (twenty-nine hundred!) people having died so far and the CDC says at least 6.4 million people have gotten sick.
I'm hoping I don't regret not getting my flu shot this year. (I usually do not get one.) Saturn conjoins my Mars most of January, then moves on to Neptune.
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Puerto Rico earthquake

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:51 am

A somewhat sizable quake struck PR a short while ago. No word yet on how it was felt or whether there was secondary impact.

January 6, 2020, 10:32:18 UT, 17N52'03'', 66W49'10''

Magnitude 5.8 per USGS (some other sources say 6.0, but I'll go with this one).

UPDATE: CNN calls this a "damaging" earthquake and says numerous aftershocks are expected. No major injuries reported yet, so I'm not sure what "damages" are involved. - The charts start strongly and bring nothing at the end - a much more volatile, potentially destructive time is in 3 or 4 days.

Year: Capsolar Sun rising 1°08' conjunct Pluto, square Uranus. Moon on IC.

Bridge

Quarter: @solar Uranus 0°54' from IC paran Pluto more widely rising. (Moon opposite Jupiter worldwide.)

Month: Caplunar Mars sq. Asc 0°01'. (Moon-Pluto conj.)

Week: Arilunar (Dormant.)

Day: Capsolar Quotidian CanQ Asc conj. Mercury (too far for Saturn & Pluto). EP on t Sun.

Day: Cansolar Transits t Jupiter sq. MC 0°38'
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Re: Influenza

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:19 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:48 am
I'm hoping I don't regret not getting my flu shot this year. (I usually do not get one.) Saturn conjoins my Mars most of January, then moves on to Neptune.
Ask your doctor for a supply of tamiflu or whatever is hot this year, before you get sick. Put some in whatever (wallet, backpack) you take with you everyday. At the first sign of, gee, I'm really tired and this came on kinda sudden, take the medicine. Dry if you have to.
Chances are good if you wait till you need it, by the time you get to the doctor and get a script, the pharmacies will be out of it. It's good for at least an 8 year shelf life, btw. And don't give your supply away. And get Marion to get some too even if she was sensible and got her shots. Not all the strains got into the shot (as usual.)

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Puerto Rico Earthquake(s)

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:35 am

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake
Affected countries: The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Saint Barthélemy, Antigua and Barbuda, and Anguilla
9 miles from Guayanilla, Puerto Rico · 2:24 AM
source: earthquake.USGS.com

I can't look at the usgs page because it doesn't support my browser and my computer is too old to get a version of ANY browser that page supports.

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Re: Puerto Rico Earthquake(s)

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:43 am

Thanks. I meant to update the earlier post this morning and hadn't gotten there yet. The charts are going to be nearly identical to those for the earlier quake (and there have been several of five or higher in the last 24 hours, so it must be pretty shaky there).

The full data on the biggest one of the batch (the one you wrote about):

Mag 6.4
January 7, 2020, 8:24:26 UT
17N54'58'', 66W48'45''

This, like the one above, is close to Indios, PR. It occurred with Neptune on IC during a partile Moon-Mars opposition.
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Iran launched missiles at bases in Iraq

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:51 pm

Iran has launched missiles at two military bases in Iraq where U.S. soldiers are stationed. The Pentagon has acknowledged 13 missiles; Iran says it launched many tens of missiles but this seems overstated from anything else I can find.

UPDATE 1/8: It looks like there were no U.S. casualties and "no major damage."

According to CNN, the rocket attack occurred at 1:30 AM January 8, 2020 (5:30 PM EST January 7). UPDATE: Time should be 1:20, not 1:30. Main effect of this is that it displaces Jupiter from an angle for DC and puts the Saturn-Pluto on the OTHER side of the angle.

The various locations possibly bearing astrological significance are:

-- Tehran, from which they surely were ordered (though they seem to have been launched from inside Iraq).
-- Washington, for impact on U.S.
-- Possibly Baghdad, as Iraq is affected (and the attacks occurred somewhat near it)
-- Erbil (or Irbil), Iraq
-- Al-Asad Airbase, Iraq, 33N48, 42E26

The U.S. charts are well enough known and documented in the monthly forecast. For today, At the time of the attack, though, the nearly-precise Saturn-Pluto conjunction was exactly setting in Washington, just as transiting Saturn and Pluto (24' apart)both conjoin the Capsolar EP. Jupiter was exactly on Descendant of the CanQ and squared MC in Washington for the moment of the attack.

WORKING THIS UP FIRST FOR AL-ASAD AIRBASE...
The Caplunar has Neptune setting. the Arilunar has Venus closely rising and Mars moderately on MC. The real showing is CapQ Dsc conjunct t Mars. CanQ has transiting Sun conjunct ingress Saturn exactly on IC. (The worst showing is that the Capsolar for Al-Asad - itself a very positive, peaceful chart - has transiting Venus exactly on its MC. Interestingly, it's in the exaltation degree of Mars.)
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Ukrainian plane crashes in Iran

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:07 pm

January 8, 2020, 6:14 AM, Imam Khomeini International Airport, near Tehran, Iran
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ukraine_I ... Flight_752
UPDATE: Crash site 35N33'40", 51E06'14"

A Ukraine International Airlines plane (Boeing 737: Flight PS752) crashed while taking off from Imam Khomeini International Airport at 6"12 AM. 180 people were aboard. No information about casualties. UPDATE: LA Times now reports that everyone aboard died. UPDATE 1/8: This morning the number on board is being stated as 176 with no survivors.

UPDATE 1/8: The last data from the plane (which crashed about two minutes after takeoff) was that it was travelling at altitude 4,600 feet at about 500 mph and climbing. Video of the crash suggests that the plane was on fire as it was diving. (This is suspicious to me.)

Here's a YouTube of a news report by someone or other: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjxslNzj5jg

UPDATE 1/9: A report this morning says it was accidentally shot down by Iran's anti-aircraft weapons, per U.S. intelligence.

Year: Cansolar
Uranus on EP 1°54'
Moon & Mercury more widely foreground
-- Moon-Uranus sq. 0°19'

Bridge
t Uranus sq. Cansolar MC 1°09'
t Mars sq. Capsolar MC 1°39'

Quarter: Libsolar
Incredibly positive with the Moon-Jupiter opposition right across horizon, very closely angular/

Month: Caplunar
Mercury on IC 1°26'
Moon-Pluto conj. 2°46'

Week: Arilunar
Mars sq. Asc 1°15'
Venus more widely foreground
Moon-Uranus conj. 1°58' in mundo

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits
Transiting Neptune & Venus on CapQ angles
t Mars sq. Capsolar MC 1°39'

Day: Cansolar Quotidian & Transits
CapQ Asc sq. t Saturn-Pluto
t Uranus sq. s MC 1°09'
t Venus sq. s Asc 0t Venus sq. 50'
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Stampede at funeral

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:27 pm

January 7, 2020 Kerman, Iran: I can't find a time, but the crowd attending the funeral procession for Soleimani stampeded, killing 56, and injuring 213, maybe more. His interment had to be postponed, but has taken place.

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Brexit

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:36 am

Parliament approved the Brexit plan. Forward ho to January 31.

Meanwhile, that's a much smaller story than Megxit.
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Coahuila mass shooting

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:27 pm

January 10, 2020, 8:15 AM, Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico

An 11-year-old 6th grade boy opened fire at his school, Cervantes de Torreon, killing one teacher and injuring six other people. The shooter also died.

The boy was described as "generally well behaved" and surprised some when, soon before the shooting, he told friends, "Today is the day." Currently, his state of mind is being attached to his fondness for the video game Natural Selection.

I take the time from reports I wish were clearer. At about 8:15 a teacher saw him leaving the school restroom with two guns in hand. I think that's when it started. Saturn-Pluto had risen together shortly before.

Year: Capsolar (Dormant.)
Year: Cansolar (Dormant.) Moon-Mars Moon-Uranus.

Bridge {+3}
t Neptune sq. Capsolar Asc 12/20-1/14
t Mars on Cansolar angles 12/22-1/10
Event window: December 22 to January 10

Quarter: Libsolar {-1}
Neptune sq. Asc 0°18'
Moon & Jupiter moderately foreground
-- Moon-Jupiter op. 0°34'

Month: Caplunar {+2}
Saturn on MC 1°51'
Uranus on Asc 3°19'
Moon & Pluto more widely foreground
-- Uranus-Pluto sq. 0°41' in mundo
-- Saturn-Uranus sq. 1°27' in mundo
-- Saturn-Pluto conj. 1°20'
-- Moon-Pluto conj. 2°46'

Week: Arilunar {+2}
Astonishing! Without PVP aspects, this is a total failure of a chart. With them, the ONE aspect we most want to see is present and closest, and the whole mix is heavily weighted to the event.
Jupiter on IC 2°43'
Sun & Mercury more widely foreground
-- Venus-Neptune conj. 0°02' PVP
-- Uranus-Neptune conj. 1°22' PVP
-- Venus-Uranus conj. 1°25' PVP
-- Mars-Uranus op. 2°06' PVP
-- Mercury-Jupiter conj, 2°08'
-- Mars-Neptune op 3°29' PVP
-- Venus-Mars op. 3°31' PVP
-- Sun-Mercury conj. 3°44' in mundo
Moon-Pluto sq. 2°19' in mundo

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits {+2}
p Asc conj. p Jupiter 0°14', sq. p Neptune 0°04', sq. t Neptune 1°58'
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t Neptune sq. s Asc 1°37'

Day: Cansolar Transits {+1}
t Mars conj. s EP 1°43'
t Venus sq, s Asc 1°54'
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