for the four weeks beginning SEPTEMBER 9, 2019
If you are unfamiliar with the methods and interpretations of Sidereal mundane astrology, please see my free book Sidereal Mundane Astrology. (A link to the current edition can be found near the top of the Publications sub-forum.) For standard interpretations, see Chapter 8 of the current (16th) Edition.
USA Mundane Forecast: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3059
Trump Watch: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3059#p22880
Other Locations: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3059#p22881
Ingress Summaries: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3059#p22882
Transits to Capsolar Planets: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=3059#p22883
LONG-TERM (Solar Ingress) PATTERNS
For the United States, the 12 months beginning January 15, 2019 are dominated by Uranus on IC square Sun on Eastpoint (0°08' wide in RA). Sun-Uranus signals startling events such as surprise attacks, sudden changes in leadership, and technology breakthroughs.
URANUS forecasts explosions (literal or metaphorical), sudden rupture or eruption, shock, surprise, overflowing normal bounds, and revelations. Uranian events often define the character of an era. SUN concentrates attention on the government (especially the head of state) with heightened perception of government’s presence in people’s lives. Sun's aspects to Uranus and Pluto infer rebellion against present leadership and rejection of prevailing political views. Sun-Pluto brings disrespect for the law or those that create or enforce it (which sometimes means removing those in power).
MERCURY CONJOINS SATURN in the foreground. Expect restrictions, delays, failures, or calamity in transportation and communication. Information flow is interrupted or rationed. Data integrity is doubted: cybersecurity remains a higher priority than cyber-expansion. Economic narrowing and backtracking on recovery interrupt commerce. More newspapers and retail close their doors.
Reinforcing the message of economic crisis, MARS square JUPITER exists only mundanely: It is geographically distinctive to Washington. This could be as slight as further government shutdowns or as ravaging as a market crash, but probably will be something between. Resources are squandered, stretched past capacity. Belief-driven aggression accelerates. Bigots have louder voices. In nature, as in human affairs, expect stormy weather.
MERCURY CONJUNCT PLUTO anticipates collisions of information, communication, and ideas. Perhaps opponents in Congress will engage passionately again, unlike the tepid, rigid polarization of recent years. Investigations drill deeply into untapped data to disclose information that reframes how people think. Cyber attacks include remote undermining of critical communication and cyber-control networks.
With Saturn in Sagittarius all year, immigration, aviation, elitism, hierarchical economic separation, and nationalism (anti-internationalism) dominate the public discussion.
Arisolar (Apr 15)
As the July 17 Cansolar is dormant, the Arisolar remains the Quarter chart until mid-October. It shows great severity. Saturn rises within 0°02' in Washington. Pluto is 2°34' below Ascendant, with Saturn conjunct Pluto. Together, Saturn and Pluto PVP square Moon, with Moon-Saturn partile.
With SATURN RISING so closely, expect loss and deprivation, whether of property or human life. The stock market will falter and the economy narrow. Banks are imperiled. Damage from natural disasters increases. Foremost with this Moon-Saturn-Pluto trio, human cruelty rises, hearts harden, and sadness spreads like a dark cloud. Saturn-Pluto brings dramatic hardships with a sense of irrevocable loss or separation. Moon-Saturn means sacrifice, loss, and sadness. Moon-Pluto emphasizes separation, alienation, and departures. The emotional impact of genocide matches these aspects, though of course other physical outcomes are possible.
For the United States, the first consequence of the new Cansolar is that the 2018 Cansolar expires. It concentrated passionate waves of populism with an elevation of thriving unreason fueling herd-mind arousal, disorientation, and deception while undermining trust and confidence. These should abate now. New threats are sharper, more reality based: Cansolar Moon squares Uranus (0°19') for the world and Moon opposes Mars in mundo for Washington.
MEDIUM-TERM PATTERNS (The Bridge)
- URANUS squares Cansolar Moon all month (exact 9/18). This signifies winds of change. Conditions rapidly shift. Something new is breaking the horizon. New technology startles us, changing more or less everything.
- Transiting Mars conjoins Cansolar MC 9/26 to 10/3. This makes these changes and surprises more threatening for a week. Echoing themes of the Cansolar, it brings heightened potential for explosive violence, sudden attacks, or at least a general sense of emergency.
SHORT-TERM (Lunar Ingress) PATTERNS
Caplunar (Sep 9) The Caplunar covers September 9 to October 6, especially the first week, September 9-16. This month has great potential for diplomacy, peace, and friendship which must, however, overcome equally great drives for profit and power. That's the main dynamic of the month: Earnest, sane desire for specific betterment of conditions in a face-off with traditional big business interests and other profit-driven resistance.
Venus and Mercury are conjoined, each within a degree of an angle (Venus only 0°06' from square MC). As the strongest feature in an ingress, this usually signifies happy news, good press, and the furtherance of diplomacy, negotiations, treaties, and agreements, especially where conflict can be moderated and a functioning peace restored. A desire for optimism requires that we hope things actually turn out that way.
Yet the Caplunar's secondary theme is macho posturing with self-exaltation and a desire to dominate. Combining ecliptical and mundane aspects, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Neptune speak of power, the desire for importance and high regard, and a lot of theater. Sun alone has partile aspects with Mars, Neptune, and Jupiter, then they all aspect each other within about 2°. All-out combat is dressed as entertainment.
Sun-Mars is aggressive, combative, and fiery, whether of events or temperaments. Sun-Neptune creates a ferocious, disorienting swirl of conditions. Sun-Jupiter eggs on politics and the leveraging of money and power. Mars-Neptune adds fuel to any fire and heightens anxiety in its many expressions. Jupiter-Neptune drives events by beliefs although, if we are fortunate, the prevailing beliefs will be that we all thrive better together than against each other; but beware the sleight of hand skill at distraction of the evening's entertainers.
If weather gets out of control (which, with this much Jupiter involvement, it surely will, especially in the deep South and the Midwest), its form will be storms and tornadoes. Works of art and beautiful structures are commonly at risk if Mercury-Venus joins a destruction pattern. Sun-Venus can be a force for peace (remember our optimism!) but, in the event of tragedy, delivers widespread (and much-needed) compassion.
Venus also squares Mars and Sun, each about 2° PVP. Emotions run strong.
Mercury crosses CapQ Ascendant for breaking news immediately as the week begins. Uranus surprises us 9/13.
Arilunar (Sep 16) The Arilunar covers September 16-23. Conditions are unstable and rapidly shifting with a good chance of the masses collectively raising their voices in protest.
Moon rises (2°18') and conjoins Uranus (1°49' in mundo). Angular Moon means that the collective voice of "the people" is raised. With Uranus, it is likely raised in protest. Main events center around crowds, gatherings, public convergences, and other expressions of herd behavior. Uranus, Saturn, and Pluto joining Moon in the foreground begin to resemble charts of great mass protests of the 1960s and other points of the past where a people's voice and action were raised against their government. However, most of these orbs are wide: This time, the expression will be milder (though South Carolina may not think the week so mild).
CanQ Dsc crosses Mars as the week begins, flaring animosity.
Canlunar (Sep 23) The Canlunar covers the last half of the month, September 23 to October 6. It repeats all the loudest symbolism of the Arilunar, with Moon 1°45' from IC, Uranus rising, and Moon square Uranus 2°07' in mundo.
We reasonably expect, therefore, that last week's trends will continue, gaining greater focus and passion. We see greater clarity and concentration, a lessened sense of distraction. Saturn and Pluto are gone from the foreground, so the aggrieved element of resistance is dissipated leaving energies free to focus on change. Circumstances shift quickly and probably take most people by surprise, especially September 26 to October 3 when Mars transits Cansolar Midheaven. (See the Neptune line in Los Angeles-Santa Barbara and parts north, the Mars line at the longitude of Phoenix and Salt Lake City.)
No important quotidian crossings occur for Washington.
Liblunar (Sep 29)
The Liblunar, nominally covering September 29 to October 6, is dormant. The Canlunar (under the umbrella influence of the Caplunar) prevails. However, the Arilunar brings Moon conjunct Mercury (0°15') worldwide and Moon opposite Uranus (2°05' in mundo) distinctive to the U.S.: It's that time of year when new tech announcements are made ahead of the Christmas season, or some breakthrough or new record in transportation occurs. Ongoing populist clamoring may even unveil a noteworthy discovery, revelation, or disclosure related to those in power.
As Mars transits Cansolar MC 9/26-10/3, CapQ angles also highlight Mars a couple of days either side of 9/30-10/3. On these days, events build to a climax that will be specifically Mars-flavored, whether showing incendiary behavior in Washington or out of control fires in the west. In any case, the effect is martial with a sense of urgency if not emergency. What hopefully will land as a victory for justice occurs 10/2 as Jupiter crosses CanQ MC. Perhaps grievously, Saturn reaches CapQ IC and Neptune squares CanQ MC on the last day of the current Caplunar month.