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US forecast Aug 10 - Sep 6, 2022

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:46 pm

USA Mundane Forecast
for the four weeks beginning AUGUST 10, 2022

If you are unfamiliar with the methods and interpretations of Sidereal mundane astrology, please see my free book Sidereal Mundane Astrology. (A link can be found near the top of the Publications sub-forum.) For standard interpretations, see Chapter 8 of the current (17th) Edition.

USA Mundane Forecast §§§ The Biden Report §§§ Other Locations §§§ Ingress Summaries §§§ Transits to Capsolar Planets §§§ Outer Planet Sign Transits

LONG-TERM (Solar Ingresses)
Capsolar effective Jan 15, 2022 to Jan 15, 2023. (Summarized from my Jan 15-30 forecast.)
  • An accounting cycle for the Biden administration. Republican gains seem certain in the midterm elections.
  • Sun conjunct Pluto (1°21'): Unprecedented conditions, irrevocable shifts, rebellion against conditions, assault or removal of those in power, and disrespect for law (greater lawlessness). People demand freedom from control or leadership they feel is failing them. Solar figures are challenged and held accountable. More people think of themselves as "a law unto oneself" or exception to the rules. Many possibilities, from natural disasters to political confrontation.
  • Since May 22, Sun-Pluto has progressed to within 1°00'. This progression lasts until January. We are in the part of 2022 when the above Sun-Pluto phenomena come into their own.
  • Moon-Mars-Neptune: Crime is up. Neighborhoods feel more dangerous. Ferocious civil unrest. What was once called "civilization" rips open with unaddressed grievance while struggling to settle into new patterns in which people feel safer and more secure.
  • Sun-Pluto with Moon-Mars-Neptune: Increased physical threat to the president or the Federal government as a whole (perhaps through heightened domestic terrorism).
  • Moon opposite Mars (affecting the world as a whole): A state of alarm. Typical expressions: violence, blood, fire, earthquakes, accidents, other destruction; often significant loss of life. Other expressions: war, bombings and explosions, other attacks, deaths of leaders. Moon square Neptune (local to Washington): Waves of emotional reaction, fervor, herd-mind arousal, or panic accompanied by confusion, disorientation, uncertainty, and an undermined sense of security. Mars-Neptune: Panic or feeling the ground fall from under one’s feet - surging adrenaline with heightened aroused emotion - increasing the risk of treachery, sabotage, other betrayal, poisoned relationships, and scandal.
  • Sun/Mercury = IC: Broadly intensifies and highlights Mercury themes, including transportation, commerce, and science. Mercury square Uranus: Scientific and technological advances continue (no turning from technology). Freedom and flexibility in communication and travel are big break-out themes, including significant expansion and redesign in social media's impact. Science continues to have direct, relevant influence on people's changing lives.
  • Mercury-Uranus impacts social trends: With growing urgency of antisocial independence and autonomous self-sufficiency, with people feeling exempt from precedents and historic social standards, "independent thinking" becomes a rallying cry (though probably more of a fantasy than a reality: herd-mind passions surge the cry for "independent" opinion). Passion-fed rejection of expert opinion, reliance on crowd opinion, other challenges to convention or authority. “Don’t tell me how to think” takes on new, widespread life.

MEDIUM-TERM (The Bridge)
ALL MONTH: Pluto sq. Capsolar Asc, Neptune sq. Capsolar Moon, continuing the months-long NEPTUNE-PLUTO ZONE. As has been occurring, collective (massing) populist voices will continue to rise due to a sense of pervasive anxiety, of "never knowing when the other shoe will drop." Waves of heightened emotional reaction, fervor, and herd-mind arousal are accompanied by uncertainty and an undermined sense of security. This could be a reflection of the election cycle or the passionate civil unrest forecast from the Capsolar for the year.

Mars enters Taurus August 11 and remains there the rest of the month. Historically, this transit has increased the amount of compassion, caretaking, and general softness in day-to-day world news. Summaries of longer-term trends from outer planet sign transits are here.


SHORT-TERM (Lunar Ingresses)

Caplunar (Aug 10)
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Effective August 10 to September 6, especially the first week, August 10-16. This is an unusually difficult month. The Caplunar is harsh, and each individual week chart is harsh. Some definite "turn for the worse" comes now. The other shoe is dropping.

The Caplunar has marks of war, or at least of volatile aggression, and of having to bear the costs of our actions. The forms this hardship may take are many; all center on conflict and a need to struggle. Common sense says that the White House will bear the brunt of this, even if we didn't also have a strong, afflicted Sun at the heart of it all.

Here are the technical details: Mars squares Ascendant 0°05'. Sun squares MC 0°17'. These are the strongest of four strong planets and set the basic tone. Mars means conflict, aggression, and wider hurt including fires and natural disasters. Sun means the focus is on the head of state in particular and the heart of the nation in general, with unwavering bright spotlights brought to the events. Together, they signal greater aggression and willingness to be proactively fired-up and combative.

Next, Uranus is 1°28' from MC and Saturn 2°11' from Dsc. Saturn, in particular, bonds with the angular Mars (1°50' square) to signal harsh, hateful, hurtful, and destructive events. Uranus says it will startle us, take us by surprise (just as the close Moon Pluto conjunction is normally read as stunning our sensibilities, though by now we're used to that from almost every month and week of recent years).

Sun squares Uranus (1°02'). This is a hard aspect to pin down since, by its nature, the results will surprise us. We do know, though, that it intensifies and highlights Uranus themes, especially centered on sudden events that are psychologically explosive. Much more widely, Sun opposes Saturn (3°45' in mundo), which may not do much more than reiterate that events are sad (or there is a heavy price to pay for positive gains) and that the president catches the brunt of it.

Finally, the recurring Moon-Pluto conjunction is opposite Venus. This makes it more personal. Internationally, it means a change of relationships (of alliances and antipathies). Locally it suggests loss of loved ones and community (tipping the scales just a bit toward suspecting a natural disaster).

Check the maps section to see where the individual planetary lines have local impact. This may be unusually important this month.

Arilunar (Aug 16)
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Effective Aug 16-23. The Arilunar is effectively identical with the Caplunar so this is likely the weak that the strongest effects of the Caplunar will be felt. Sun (MC 0°23') and Mars (WP 0°32') are both within 1° of angles, Saturn (IC 2°02') and Uranus (Dsc 3°24') are also foreground. Moon squares Pluto. Primarily, read the Caplunar interpretation for details.

Sun closely opposite Saturn along the meridian is the main aspect. This always suggests primarily sad, arduous events. Focus is especially on the government but, even more pointedly, on the president. Saturn square Uranus (3° in mundo) can be loss-laden events that feel explosive and other forced bubble-bursting confrontations with harsh reality, while politically it is the easy mark of partisan gridlock. It likely isn't as simple as saying the fall elections are picking up momentum. The positions look like the president is polarized against opposition that won't budge. (Mars and Saturn, both angular, are in close square in right ascension.)

Local influences can be seen in the map section. Boston seems especially in the news for Uranus themes. The Mars line through Albany likely also is significant.

Canlunar (Aug 23)
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Effective Aug 23-31. Though the Caplunar's influence continues all month, I suspect the biggest (inaugurating) events have passed. Similar planets are involved this week, so the same types of events are in play (maybe the same event); but the relative strength has shifted. For example, the president is no longer singled out to receive the brunt of the attack. Things are starting to be brought more under control.

It's a bad week again. Saturn is 0°07' from Zenith to set the basic tone. While this could be many kinds of losses (such as a bad stock market week), it seems clear that significant loss of life has been the theme. There is also enormous rigidity. Saturn square Uranus is the primary aspect, which can mark many kinds of crises but, politically, is especially partisan deadlock. Saturn (at 0°07' from the angle) is clearly stronger, but Uranus (only 1° away) is stationary and exercising a great resurgence. Liberal things push back hard against the conservative, freedom tries to get the upper hand over safety, independence over restriction, and the forces of change make a noble stand against forces of the status quo. (So, sigh, it's probably guns again.)

Mars and Pluto have wider angularities. Of this, the most important thing is that instead of a closely angular Sun that is afflicted, we see a non-angular Sun closely squaring the rising Mars. Sun is no longer the target: It's the agent of action. Aggression is no longer centered on the nation and its leadership directly. Rather, the nation and its leadership is leading the charge.

Of local influences, I am most concerned about Saturn square Ascendant not only in Washington but curving through Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. There are also powerful Moon-Pluto lines through the Gulf Coast, part of the Midwest, and across the plains. See the maps for fine points.

Liblunar (Aug 31)
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Effective Aug 31-Sep 6. The final week of the astrological month has a simpler message. It's all about the Moon-Pluto square closely angular.

Though the Caplunar's influence continues all month, it's noteworthy what we do not see in the current chart. We do not see Saturn-Uranus partisan polarization, or overt indications of aggression and conflict. We see, instead a single message that shifts circumstances significantly and connects to us powerfully.

Moon-Pluto marks events stun our sensibilities and halt the mind with their intensity. Marking unprecedented conditions and irrevocable shifts, the nature of these events makes them difficult to predict. Please understand, though, that this aspect (not angular, but existing with a small orb) has marked almost every weekly ingress for the last three years, so we are somewhat used to "unprecedented conditions and irrevocable shifts." It has been the tone of the time. Staggeringly intense events have held our unflinching attention until most people really want them to be done and over. The difference (with the aspect exactly angular this week) is that we won't be able to take our eyes off of them: They will be in our face.

Being optimistic, since Saturn-Uranus has withdrawn from the angles, this could mean a stunning breakthrough on rigidly resisted, blocked conditions. Similar energies break through in Pres. Biden's chart this week, so we at least see him in a surge of strong, assertive action.
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The Biden Report

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:47 pm

SIDEREAL LUNAR RETURN (Aug 17)
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Effective Aug 16-Sep 13. Biden has two difficult weeks until his demi-lunar arrives late month. We know (from the Caplunar and Arilunar) that the nation is going through severe difficulties right now, with most of the upset probably aimed at him personally. This SLR doesn't give him many resources to deal with that.

Natal Saturn squares MC 0°19'. Natal Neptune squares Ascendant 0°21'. That's it for foreground planets! This combination of natal planets is morose, weakening, saddening, leading to self-recrimination and, frankly, not knowing what he can do. (The planets also suggest frailty or even convalescence, so his health may be poor again.)

Non-foreground partile aspects add details. The closest orb is transiting Sun square natal Sun mundanely within 0°02', though this aspect is in immediate background (3rd cusp to 6th cusp). He's still in command but, again, there's not much he can do. Mars opposes his Sun (0°29'), so circumstances require immediate action and he's probably burning the candle at both ends for a few days; but, again, it's weakly placed. Other aspects suggest that some of these events are personal and stir ambivalent emotions.

SIDEREAL DEMI-LUNAR RETURN (Aug 31)
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Effective Aug 30-Sep 13. Circumstances improve significantly for Pres. Biden in the second half of his personal month, especially because energies move from morbid, uncertain inaction to decisive, perhaps even heroic action. He's now in a place to make a difference!

Most important in this demi-lunar are three natal planets: natal Pluto, Mars, and Jupiter. These are dynamic planets. Natal Mars and Jupiter, which are about 6° from MC and Dsc, respectively, for a 0°44' mundane square that Biden doesn't have natally. That is, for these two weeks only, he suddenly has an exact natal Mars-Jupiter square. This is an aspect of exalted strength, ambition, and achievement.

Natal Mars-Jupiter brings excellence to competition and conquest with a lusty, upbeat zest for living and a sense of play. We will see these traits in him for a fortnight. If he needs to act as commander in chief of the military, he will have success. In other matters, he is enterprising and resourceful, displaying vitality, confidence, enthusiasm, and a passion for justice. He might, of course, be on the campaign trail since Mars-Jupiter is fundamentally evangelical and barnstorming.

Transiting Pluto, rising widely, opposes his Jupiter and (mundanely) squares his Mars. Again, these are marks of strength, success, exuberance, all while being quite willing to tell his naysayers to go to hell.

Non-foreground partile aspects are mixed in terms of outcome - I predict outcome according to the stronger factors above - but they also include (in the middleground) transiting Sun mundanely square natal Sun: He is very much in the seat of power.
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Other Locations

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:47 pm

Geographic areas centered on map lines have a roughly 150-200 mile leeway (3°) for strong effects. For these mappings of planetary energies, see standard interpretations in Chapter 8 of Sidereal Mundane Astrology. (A link to the free current edition can always be found near the top of the Publications sub-forum.) Readers may wish to consider all planet lines and intersections against the standard interpretations.

Caplunar (Aug 10)
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Arilunar (Aug 16)
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Canlunar (Aug 23)
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Liblunar (Aug 31)
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Ingress Summaries

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:48 pm

SOLAR INGRESSES
CAPSOLAR (Jan 15)
Pluto (Sun Mercury). Moon-Mars Moon-Neptune.
Su/Me Sun-Pluto (Mercury-Saturn Mercury-Uranus).

ARISOLAR (Apr 14)
Mercury (Saturn Uranus).

CANSOLAR (Jul 17)
(Silent.)

LUNAR INGRESSES
CAPLUNAR (Aug 10) [Wow, these are close!]
Sun Mars Saturn Uranus.
Sun-Saturn Sun-Uranus Mars-Saturn. Moon-Venus Moon-Pluto.

ARILUNAR (Aug 16)
Sun Mars Saturn (Uranus).
Sun-Saturn Saturn-Uranus. Moon-Pluto.

CANLUNAR (Aug 23)
Saturn Uranus (Mars Pluto),
Saturn-Uranus (Sun-Mars). Moon-Pluto.

LIBLUNAR (Aug 31)
Moon Pluto. Moon-Pluto.

PRES. BIDEN'S LUNAR RETURNS
Sidereal Lunar Return (Aug 17)
r Saturn Neptune.

Sidereal Demi-Lunar Return (Aug 31)
r Pluto (r Mars, Jupiter).
t Pluto-r Jupiter, r Mars-Jupiter, t Pluto-r Mars
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Transits to Capsolar Planets

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jul 24, 2021 3:49 pm

Transits to Capsolar planets are important identifiers for locales where the 'natal' planet was angular in the Capsolar, or where it spins to a CapQ angle at the time of the aspect.

t Pluto co. Capsolar Pluto START to Sep 2

t Mars sq. Capsolar Jupiter Aug 24-28
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Outer Planet Sign Transits

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Pluto in Capricorn (2021-2038)
https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php? ... 906#p33904
Harsher, struggling, dystopian: people doubt they will regain guarantees of safety or security from violence, economic crisis, or cultural breakdown. Autonomous self-sufficiency, struggle for survival. Need to preserve and restore survivability of the planet. Shortages of land, secure living space, and privacy (territorial conflicts). Hunger and dwelling insecurity. People determining anew how they want to be governed. Control vs. being controlled. Increased social isolation and focus on survival (anticipating breakdown of society or survivability of the world with depleting stability and resources). Intensified tensions between individual survival vs. connected wider community, and between uplifted and controlling classes vs. the debased and controlled classes. Breakdown of old structures and outmoded patterns. Bedrock financial institutions are challenged and reassessed. New economies emerge, including a structural reconceiving of work, jobs, employment, and earnings. Anything father-themed comes under attack (and retaliates). Ancient grievances and resentments are renewed. Society's relationship to aging and the aged will change necessarily. Revolution in pharmacology.

Neptune in Aquarius (2009-2023)
https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=388
Suppressed or diffused social progressiveness, squashed rebellions, deranged concepts of liberty, all setting the stage for a future conflict or breakthrough after the transit is over. Imagined new vistas and possibilities without current capacity to reach or manage them. Roused socialist-leaning liberalism. Failure of universalism, futurism, or true enlightenment to flourish. Shortage of dispassionate clarity, fostered ignorance.

This transit reflects living in a time when most people feel like we are living in a science fiction wonderland, "imagining the inconceivable." Change happens so fast, technical progress accelerating far beyond any vision prior generations had to the 21st century (provided it doesn't involve transportation). One aspect of this is increased complexity with life changing faster than neurology can grasp, manage, and keep up. It has fostered technological surveillance and loss of privacy.

Uranus in Aries (2017-2025)
https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php? ... 2560#p2560
A volatile time politically. Issues of economics, government, and accelerated armament. Great challenges to the stability of existing alliances: Acute polarization splits former allies (individuals, social groups, or nations) along new axes. Widespread dissatisfaction fuels repudiation of historic closely held views and values. Each such era, while people are passing through it, feels like a transitions between a concluding old cycle and an opening new cycle.

An unyielding, unremitting sense of emergency exists, then autocratic governance increases. Extraordinary autocratic power is yielded (voluntarily granted) to national leaders, who acquire increasing dominion of economic and social issues. Armament, safety, going one's way alone without the encumbrances of alliances... these win out over the demand for personal liberty and social equality. The masses seem more comfortable with an authoritarian father figure to "make everything OK." Absent a state of war, there me be a suspension of checks and balances on autocracy normal to martial law.

Increased polarization and struggle between opposing extremes - each historic period has its own example, whether it be arising fascism vs. socialism (or political elements that, if more extreme, would have emerged as overtly fascist or socialist, extremism of right vs. left), opposing views on slavery, Catholic vs. Protestant wars, etc. Economics (especially trade) are unstable, in a precarious balance. Economics policies become more nationalistic and autistic, increasingly protective, to defend against trade inequities and competition imbalances. Extreme unrest in economically hurting populations.

Saturn in Capricorn (Jan 2020 - Jan 2023)
https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php? ... 344#p28419
Individual and political struggles for survival, autonomy, and self-sufficiency. Land & space: Shortages of land and secure space, redefining boundaries; territorial acquisitions and annexations, mineral rights, mining conflicts; walls, embargoes, spatial segregation, splitting historically separate countries into autonomous nations. Earth & water crises: Ecological concerns regarding climate change; land- and water-based retaliations by the Earth against destabilizing climate change; volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, no-warning fire outbreaks; water and land rights and conservation. Hunger, food-security, and dwelling issues including crop failures and famine; further crumbling of farming as a viable livelihood; hunger may be weaponized (or may be addressed aggressively). Earth-mindful rebellion religions thrive, including renewal and empowerment of paganism. Major finance developments: Vast financial institutional restructuring and management, especially favoring capitalism. Changes in how we collectively control money and commerce including bedrock foundations, controls, and financial restructuring; institutions aimed at money security are created or strengthened; long-standing economic hardship and social disenfranchisement boil over. Fear: Focus on how we manage and respond to it. Disabilities and misfortune draw focus: "Inferiority" (so-called) more visible; disability and genetic bigotry; widespread civil liberties conflicts and civil rights resistance activism. Relief from the arts and laughter.
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Re: US forecast Aug 10 - Sep 6, 2022

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:54 am

This is now complete.
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