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Analyses of distinct mundane events, using the methods of Sidereal mundane astrology
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2018 April Events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:17 pm

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San Bruno YouTube shooting

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:19 pm

April 3, 2018, afternoon, San Bruno, CA

Currently there is an active shooter incident in and around the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA. An unknown number of people have been hospitalized. No real details yet. UPDATE: Female shooter, three wounded then she killed herself. UPDATE: A tweet about the shooting came just before 1 PM Pacific Time.

Look at the national maps in this month's forecast for the San Francisco region. You'll see the Mars-Saturn conjunction square Ascendant in the Liblunar Map #2. Also, CapQ MC squares Capsolar Mars today.

LATER: OK, this is the best time for the moment. Here are the highlights, using 12:45 PM.

CAPSOLAR: Besides the universal Moon-Mercury-Saturn conjunction, Neptune is 0°20' from Dsc for the year.

CAPLUNAR: Besides the universal 0°19' Moon-Uranus square, Saturn is 0°33' from IC.

LIBLUNAR: Complicated: The main thing is a 0°34' Mars-Saturn conjunction, with both planets less than 2° from square Ascendant. Additionally, Sun is 0°48' below Asc, Mercury 1°35' above, and Moon is in mundane opposition to Venus-Uranus. This adds layers that probably will unfold as we know more about the story.

CapQ: p MC sq. p Mars (0°38') & s Mars (0°46'); and this all occurred in the hour that transiting Moon conjoined that Mars (or, to be fair, 61' separating at 12:45 PM).

CanQ: p Asc conj. t Saturn (1°34'), with t Mars just too far away (2°11'). p MC sq. p Mars (1°01'), s Mars (1°28'), s/p Sun (0°). p MC op. s Uranus (1°02'), t Uranus (1°49'). The progressed Mars-Uranus square we've been watching has only separated by 0°01'.

It's an exceedingly well-defined event: Neptune 0°20' from angle (Capsolar), Saturn 0°33' from angle (Caplunar), Mars-Saturn & more on angles (Liblunar), Mars 0°38' from angle (CapQ); and in a Bonus Shot chart that we don't really need, Mars 1°01' ^ Saturn 1°34' from angles, with a 0°01' Mars-Uranus square angular.

It'll do :)
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Muenster - truck driven into crowd

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:51 am

April 7, 2018, 3:30 PM, Muenster, Germany

A short while ago a delivery truck ran into a crowd in Muenster, killing three people and injuring 20 others. It's probably a terrorist attack because the driver then shot and killed himself.

CAPSOLAR. The area is vulnerable to such attacks for the year, with Pluto and Uranus exactly on angles.

CAPLUNAR. This is even more political-intrusive. A tight Moon-Pluto-Jupiter mundane square is about 2° from the angles, all three squeezed into about a degree. Moon squares Uranus ecliptically (0°19'), and conjoins Pluto mundanely (0°45').

LIBLUNAR. This looks benign: Jupiter (2° from IC) without the Pluto.

DAILY. Mars is exactly on CapQ MC today. At the moment, it's half a degree away. Clean, decisive hit! (And actually Saturn is still barely within 2° of CapQ MC on the other side, and Uranus on CapQ Ascendant. But that Mars is the stand-out.)
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Fire in Trump Tower

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:34 pm

I have almost no information, but it appears there's a fire in Trump Tower.

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Re: Fire in Trump Tower

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:41 pm

Jupiter Sets at Dawn wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:34 pm
I have almost no information, but it appears there's a fire in Trump Tower.
April 7, 2018: According to local Channel 11 and the NY Daily News, it broke out just before 6 PM on the 50th floor. Smoke is still exiting a window. FDNY is on the scene.

Update - "shortly before 6 PM" is when FDNY arrived, though I imagine it was a fast response.
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Re: Muenster - truck driven into crowd

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:33 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:51 am
April 7, 2018, 3:30 PM, Muenster, Germany
NBC is reporting 3:27 PM local time in Muenster, Germany

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Nasty bus crash in Canada

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:21 am

Right around 5 PM Friday, April 6, 2018, north of Tisdale, Saskatchewan, Canada

A bus t-boned a tractor-trailer. The driver of the tractor-trailer wasn't hurt. Of the 29 people on the bus, 15 have died, 14 were injured. The bus was carrying the hockey team from a small Canadian town of Humboldt. Most of the dead were teenagers.

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Nasty bus crash on Long Island, NY

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:27 am

About 9 PM, Sunday April 8, 2018, Lakeview, Long Island, NY

A bus too tall to fit hit an overpass on the Long Island Expressway, sheering off the top of the bus. The bus was carrying 44 people just back from a spring break trip to Europe, heading for a Mall to be picked up by their parents. 38 on board were students between 16 and 18. Six people sustained serious injuries, one was critical. The rest suffered cuts from flying glass, bumps and bruises.

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Nebraska Earthquakes

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:39 pm

Arnold, Nebraska, a tiny little town about 40 miles NE of North Platte, should you want to locate it on a map, was surprised about 4:30 AM on Monday (April 9th, 2018) by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.
Then at 6:41 AM this morning (April 10th, 2018) a 3.7 magnitude quake happened. There've been a few aftershocks all through today.
Nobody hurt. A few dishes broken at the diner/convenience store.

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Re: Nebraska Earthquakes

Post by Jim Eshelman » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Jupiter Sets at Dawn wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Arnold, Nebraska, a tiny little town about 40 miles NE of North Platte, should you want to locate it on a map, was surprised about 4:30 AM on Monday (April 9th, 2018) by a 3.3 magnitude earthquake.
Then at 6:41 AM this morning (April 10th, 2018) a 3.7 magnitude quake happened. There've been a few aftershocks all through today.
Nobody hurt. A few dishes broken at the diner/convenience store.
Did anybody actually feel this little shiver? :twisted:

The town is in the wide belt through the Plaines where Austin lies, that has the Capsolar's Saturn etc. in orb of IC. The new Caplunar, though, has Jupiter on IC - which seems utterly consistent with so benign an earthquake.

There ae no daily timing factors (unless they are buried in the minor solar ingresses).
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Re: Nebraska Earthquakes

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:47 pm
Did anybody actually feel this little shiver? :twisted:
Yes. Apparently a lot of people woke up because their dishes were rattling with the first one, and of course most people were up already for the second. And I think it scared a cow or two. It was a Big Deal in Arnold!

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Algerian airline crash

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:19 pm

April 11, 2018, 7:50 am, Boufarik Algeria

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Re: 2018 April Events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:18 pm

He just announced he hit something in Syria. Don't know what. Don't know what time. Just his part in it.

There are reports of huge' explosions and smoke in Damascus, maybe related?

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Re: 2018 April Events

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Yeah a couple of headlines are saying military activity in Syria. I'll be home in about an hour and will dig into it. Thanks.
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Re: 2018 April Events

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:23 pm

Theresa May says British and French forces joined US forces in attacking Syrian chemical supplies.

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U.S. & Allies attack Damascus

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:44 pm

April 14, 2018, shortly before 4 AM, Damascus, Syria

U.S., British, and French militaries launched precision missile strikes tonight against Syrian president Assad's ability to launch chemical attacks, according to President Trump and others. Missiles were striking Damascus, apparently the site of Assad's launch silos.

Wikipedia is already on it: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American- ... pril_2018)

Witnesses said the explosions in Damascus began while Trump was making his public broadcast announcement. In Damascus, it was apparently the last hour of the night, described as before the dawn call to prayer. (Dawn was 6:06 AM.) NY Times has now explicitly said it was "shortly before 4 AM," which would be shortly before 8 PM on the 13th in Washington.

Using 4:00 AM EEDT for now:

Year/Quarter: Capsolar
(At first, this appears a chart of peace and great happiness. It has war-leaning subtleties, though. When the year is over, we can assess how it all came out.)
Jupiter on MC (0°55')
Venus on Asc (2°36')
-- Venus-Jupiter sq. (2°31' in mundo)
Sun on Asc (4°30')
-- Sun-Venus conj. (1°25')
Mars on MC (5°42')
-- Mars-Jupiter conj. (3°41')
Pluto on Asc (9°31')
Moon-Saturn conj. (0°07' in mundo)
Moon-Mercury conj. (0°51')

XTRA:
Sun-Uranus sq. (0°21')
Venus-Uranus sq. (1°46')

NOTE: Tomorrow's Arisolar has Moon on EP exactly and Mars on Dsc for Damascus. Further violence is coming and, I suspect, an uprising of the people.

Bridge
CapQ Mars-Uranus sq. nearly exact for weeks
t Mars on Cansolar angles 4/11-4/21
Event window: April 11-21

Month/Week: Caplunar
Mercury on IC (2°46')
Moon-Uranus sq. (0°12' in mundo)
Moon-Pluto conj. (2°03' in mundo)

XTRA: Non-angular Saturn sq. Mercury 2°26'

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits
(The CapQ is quite bad!)
p EP conj. t Venus (0°24')
------------------------------------
t Jupiter conj. s MC (1°47')
t Mercury sq. s Moon (0°14')

Day: Cansolar Quotidian & Transits
(In contrast, the CanQ is excellent! And the Bridge leads right to it.)
p MC sq. p Pluto (0°25')
p EP op. t Mars (0°11')
p Asc conj. p Mars (0°05'), s Mars (0°23'), sq. s/p Uranus (*0°03'), sq. t Uranus (0°09')
-- p Mars-Uranus sq. (0°02')
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t Mars sq. s Asc (0°44'), sq. s Jupiter (0°13')


SUMMARY
Year (-1): Venus Jupiter (Sun Mars Pluto). Moon-Mercury Moon-Saturn Sun-Venus Venus-Jupiter Mars-Jupiter (Sun-Uranus Venus-Uranus).
Bridge (+2): Mars Mars-Uranus (Can).
Month: Mercury. Moon-Uranus Moon-Pluto (Mercury-Saturn).
Day (Capsolar, -2): Venus (CapQ, -2). Mercury Jupiter (transit, -1).
Day (Cansolar, +3): Mars x2, Uranus Pluto Mars-Uranus (CanQ). Mars Mars-Jupiter (transit).
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Oklahoma wildfires

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:04 am

April 6, 2018, hour unknown, Vici, OK

About a thousand people were evacuated from Vici, OK April 6 (and half that many from nearby Woodward County), due to encroaching wildfires. It was one of several large fires across Oklahoma. A Woodward County official called it "historic conditions as far as fire. We haven't seen these kinds of conditions in a decade" (due to drought). So it was a big deal.

The fires continue to rage today, more than a week later.

So far, two people have died. This could, of course, increase.

CAPSOLAR: This is the middle stretch of the country where the Capsolar's Moon-Mercury-Saturn trio is angular. Saturn is 1°48' from IC for Vici. "Death by dryness" is rather specific.

LUNAR INGRESSES: The fires began under the March 12 Caplunar with Neptune exactly rising (0°46'). The evacuations took place under the April 1 Liblunar, with Uranus a few minutes from square MC and a mix of other planets (mostly benefics) on angles, especially Venus 0°22' from EP and a closely setting Moon opposite Venus across the horizon.

DAILY: There were no outstanding daily indicators for the evacuation - the Liblunar seems to have taken care of it. Quotidian contacts weave in and out from day to dat, but nothing is a stand-out,
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Puerto Rico power grid collapse

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:22 am

Puerto Rico's power grid collapsed yesterday - across the entire island - for the second time in two weeks, due to contractor error. Overall, in number of lost hours of electricity x people, this is now the second longest power outage in history (behind Hurricane Haiyan, which is studied in SMA).

San Juan's Cansolar is better than we might have expected, with Jupiter square Ascendant. Yes, they had enormous rain, and yes, they've gotten a lot of help (but not enough), and yes they are getting assistance with renegotiating their debt, so it's not entirely wrong.

And the new Arisolar looks sublimely good - it should be a quarter when PR finally gets the help it needs and there is some turn-around, with a Venus-Jupiter opposition right across the horizon (Venus 28' from Dsc is the closest - opposed by closely angular Jupiter - so the island's "friends" are likely to come through).

And, gol durn it, the Arilunar for this week has Venus-Jupiter across ITS angles as well! This should be one of the best, happiest, most festival-filled times for PR.

Then, yesterday they got surprised when transiting Sun-Uranus conjunction occurred, square CapQ Asc. More severely, transiting Saturn crossed CanQ MC.

So it's a really bad day (and these things have 2° orbs, so it's rather the center of a bad week). The upcoming Canlunar will make it harder to get these short-term problems solved quickly. But, overall, I'm more confident for them now than when these problems have erupted in the past.
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Southwest Airlines Flight 1380

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:07 pm

April 17, 2018, 11:10 AM, Bernville, PA

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Nashville Waffle House shooting

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:34 am

April 22, 2018, 3:25 AM, Nashville, TN 36.05064N, 86.61551W

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Re: 2018 April Events

Post by SteveS » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:39 am

Yep, the Q's are perfect.

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It's a prince

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:34 am

Prince William and Duchess Catherine have a third child (fifth in line to the British throne). The CNN news account gives the time as 11:00 AM. (Royalty births are recorded with meticulous faithfulness and care, so I'll be watching to see if the round-hour is correct and should be accepted.) UPDATE: As corrected below by JSAD, the posted time outside the queen's home is 11:01 AM.

Before worrying about the royal horoscope, we can pause to see if this showed as a significant mundane event for the people of Great Britain. The birth was in Paddington, but for the mundane event I'll use nearby London as the ego-center of the nation.

If the birth time is correct, this is another member of the family that looks unroyal and eventually contributory to something extreme like the dismantling of the royalty: Uranus square Ascendant, Pluto setting, with widely culminating Mercury squared by Saturn. One does not expect the bearer of this chart to become King of England. But he is, in more personal respects, this one is the natural successor of his great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, because, like her, he has an Aries Sun and Cancer Moon.

In fact, by constellation, the dignity of this chart is remarkable. Sun is exalted in Aries, Moon is at home in Cancer (and at 15° Cancer, the exact exaltation degree of Jupiter), Venus is home in Aries, and three planets (albeit challenging ones) in Sagittarius.

One is left with the impression, from the charts below, that there is some hidden tragedy in this event.

Year: Capsolar
(Neptune is one distinctive marker of major Royal Family events.)
Neptune sq. Asc (0°53')
Moon-Mercury conj. (0°51')
Moon-Saturn conj. (1°17' in mundoi)

Bridge
t Saturn conj. Capsolar EP (0°44')
t Neptune op. Cansolar Asc (1°47')

Quarter: Aries (Dormant.) Moon-Saturn sq. (2°24')

Month: Caplunar
(Perfect for the nation as a whole "having a birth.")
Venus on Dsc (0°30')
Jupiter widely foreground
Moon-Uranus sq. (2°56')
Moon-Pluto conj. (2°29' in mundo)

Week: Canlunar
(Definitely NOT typical of the nation as a whole having a child.)
Saturn on Dsc (0°28') [sq. non-angular Mercury 2°22']
Mars & Pluto more widely foreground
-- Mars-Pluto conj. (3°19' in mundo)
Moon-Neptune sq. (0°33' in mundo)
Moon-Pluto op. (3°42')

Day: Capsolar Quotidian & Transits
p Asc sq. t Moon (0°46')
t Mercury sq. p Moon (0°25')
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t Saturn conj. s EP (0°44')

Day: Cansolar Quotidian & Transits
p Asc op. s Pluto (0°24'), t Mars (1°30')
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t Sun conj. s Moon (0°50')
t Neptune op. s Asc (1°47')
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Re: It's a prince

Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:39 am

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:34 am
Prince William and Duchess Catherine have a third child (fifth in line to the British throne). The CNN news account gives the time as 11:00 AM. (Royalty births are recorded with meticulous faithfulness and care, so I'll be watching to see if the round-hour is correct and should be accepted.)
The sign posted at the Queen's residence had 11:01 AM handwritten on it. London time, of course.

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Toronto van assault

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:50 pm

April 23, 2018, 1:30 PM, Toronto, ON

9 people are dead and 16 others injured from a van vs. crowd assault in Toronto today. Wikipedia is listing 1:30 PM (but I haven't seen this on CNN yet, and they usually get times earlier than others).

Solar ingresses set up the possibility of a shock incident. The Caplunar April 8 then puts Neptune on Descendant, and the April 22 Canlunar puts it on Ascendant.

For another vehicle-related death event, CapQ Ascendant at 9°05' Sagittarius exactly conjoined the important Capsolar Moon-Mercury-Saturn! Transiting Mars is 0°12' from Capsolar IC!! (You could make this stuff up, but it would rarely be as good as the charts that really happen.)
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Re: 2018 April Events

Post by SteveS » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:51 pm

(You could make this stuff up, but it would rarely be as good as the charts that really happen.)
Exactly! Its the charts which imprint the angular stuff on our minds which penetrate our inner beings that is the only way we see/understand these laws of nature timing these events.

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