Great Fire of London 1666

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Great Fire of London 1666

Post by SteveS » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:00 am

Great Fire of London:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_London

Jim, when you have time, would love to hear your thoughts on this event. All 3 Solar Ingresses preceding this tragic event astounds me, particularly the 1666 Arisolar with its Mercury- Venus-Saturn Paran; Sun-Neptune angular.

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Re: Great Fire of London 1666

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:26 am

I will look and try to write something when I get to work period this morning is racing my crazy will only a couple of minutes spare to get out the door period waiting on a car right now period that fire is fully written up in the fires chapter of SMA, by the way.
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Re: Great Fire of London 1666

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:13 am

SteveS wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:00 am
Jim, when you have time, would love to hear your thoughts on this event. All 3 Solar Ingresses preceding this tragic event astounds me, particularly the 1666 Arisolar with its Mercury- Venus-Saturn Paran; Sun-Neptune angular.
I'm curious why you checked the Arisolar. This fire occurred in September when the Cansolar had already come into force and replaced the Arisolar as the Quarter chart.

The Arisolar is indeed a hurtful chart, with Saturn 0°33' from IC, Venus and Mercury 0°15' and 0°37' from Dsc mundane square Saturn, Sun ecliptically square Saturn 0°02', and Neptune added to all of that. However, there's nothing to cause us to look at the Arisolar - it wasn't the Quarter chart of this event.

I'd have to go back and research what the social and economic conditions were in London for the prior months before the fire. I know these were terrible in the aftermath, but I don't remember where things stood in advance.
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Re: Great Fire of London 1666

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:26 am

GREAT LONDON FIRE: 1666 Sep 2, 0:15 AM LMT, London, England

This three-day fire devoured the heart of one of the world’s great cities, which also was the hub of vast global territories. Although the death toll was small (only six deaths were ever confirmed, not counting lynchings and other violent acts against foreigners wrongly thought to have caused the fire), 13,000 homes and most city buildings were destroyed. The economic impact on the city was as severe as the vast social problems caused by London’s destabilization.

This event is set in motion by Venus-Pluto and Jupiter-Pluto aspects, then finished off by Mars. Primarily, the fire is shown by the weekly and daily charts. The Great London Fire distinguishes itself astrologically from most other fires by a near absence of Neptune and an intense involvement of Pluto, reflecting the scope of devastation the city of London suffered.

Year: Capsolar. Our story begins with the Capsolar, with its foreground Venus-Pluto opposition (1°53') and more widely rising Mars. Venus-Pluto does not refer to deaths, as there were few despite the gutting of most of historic London. It does speak, however, to the scope of damage to families and lives. Nearly 90% of London residents lost their homes. Pluto is 1°25' from MC and Venus 1°02' from IC: Their midpoint is 0°12' from the meridian.

Quarter: Cansolar. Pluto dominates from Midheaven (0°48'), joining Jupiter (Dsc 0°13', square Pluto 0°35' mundo). Jupiter-Pluto signals the fire’s vast economic and social impact. Moon squares Uranus.

Bridge: Transiting Pluto conjoins Cansolar Midheaven or squares its Ascendant for the entire Cansolar year. Transiting Jupiter conjoins Capsolar Descendant August 5 to September 12. On first impression, Jupiter seems contrary to the nature of the event. However, Jupiter also squares the culminating ingress Pluto, while in platic square to transiting Pluto, apropos for the razing of the city and the vast economic and social impact from the fire and its aftermath. This isn't a Jupiter event, it's a Jupiter-Pluto event.

Week: Liblunar: With the Liblunar and quotidians – the weekly and daily charts – we zero in on the event. Saturn sets (2°34' before Dsc) and Pluto rises (3°07' after Asc). Saturn-Pluto marks dramatic tragedies with feelings of irrevocable loss. Their midpoint is 0°16' from the horizon. Adding to the loss, Sun on IC (3°13') squares Saturn (0°39' mundo), which also squares background Venus (0°31'). Moon squares Neptune (0°26').

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits. CapQ Midheaven squares transiting Mars (0°54'). Transiting Jupiter squares Capsolar Midheaven (0°32') and the culminating ingress Pluto (while in platic square to transiting Pluto). This is an accurate expression of the razing of a city and profound secondary (social and economic) consequences, as already discussed.

Day: Cansolar Quotidian & Transits. Midheavens of the CapQ and CanQ are exactly opposite. Therefore, as with the CapQ, CanQ Midheaven squares transiting Mars (1°40'). Transiting Pluto is 1°26' from Cansolar MC.

Bottom line, then: The YEAR (+2) set up a sense of disruption of homes, families, and culture. The QUARTER (+2) Showed the startling, high impact event with primarily economic and cultural impact (which fits since, essentially, nobody died). The BRIDGE (+2) centered on a period of just over a month in August-September with the same message. The MONTH chart (Caplunar, +1) had nothing wrong with it but (other than the recurring Moon-Neptune aspect) showed nothing in particular.

The charts then kicked into high gear with the Week and Day charts: The WEEK (+2) was Saturn dominated with Moon-Neptune, Sun-Saturn, and Saturn-Pluto themes. Both the CapQ and CanQ had Mars angular against the backdrop of Pluto to a Cansolar angle, Jupiter to a Capsolar angle, and Jupiter-Pluto aspects.

It's a fantastic example of fires that have enormous economic and cultural impact with essentially no loss of life. The usual mourning aspects are entirely absent except for a Venus-Pluto that seems to distinctly show for "loss of community," loss of homes. The economic damage was enormous, though, and that's the impact that shows over and over.
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Re: Great Fire of London 1666

Post by SteveS » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:52 am

Thanks Jim.

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