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US forecast Jul 16 - Aug 13, 2019

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:20 pm

USA Mundane Forecast
for the four weeks beginning JULY 16, 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=2948
Trump Watch: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2948#p21846
Other Locations: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2948#p21847
Ingress Summaries: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2948#p21848
Transits to Capsolar Planets: viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2948#p21849

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 relating to 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 economic recovery interrupt commerce. More newspapers and retail businesses 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. This suggests opposing factions in Congress will engage passionately again, unlike the tepid, rigid polarization of recent years. Investigations drill deeply into untapped data to disclose information that changes the prevailing paradigm, reframing how people think. Also, expect cyber attacks, including 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. Moon opposes Mars in mundo for Washington.

MEDIUM-TERM PATTERNS (The Bridge)
  • Pluto and Uranus set the base tone for the month. Pluto continues to conjoin Capsolar EP. All month Uranus squares Cansolar Moon and CanQ Moon squares Uranus (these are exact 8/2 and 7/27, respectively). This makes for an eruptive, shifting time when established conventions and sacred cows are at risk.
  • Fueling the fire of rebellion and potentially explosive engagement, Mars squares Capsolar Moon for the first two days, then Mars squares CapQ Moon July 25-28. These are volatile days of a MARS-URANUS-PLUTO zone: expect a (figurative) explosion or two to go off in Washington.

SHORT-TERM (Lunar Ingress) PATTERNS
Caplunar (Jul 16)
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The Caplunar covers July 16 to August 13, especially the first two weeks, July 16-31. Mercury is the one closely angular planet (square MC 0°21'), so the main themes involve information, including "the news." Five other foreground planets make for a complex chart.

To give a feeling of the map: It resembles a chart for destructive hurricanes or comparable large-scale, high-impact events. Aspects suggest tumbling structures and shaken foundations with a deeply personal, emotional sense of loss (and probably government oversight, regulation, or assistance), all tied into common Mercury themes of communication, transportation, commerce, technology, strategic deployment, mobilized news media, or simply, wind.

It may not be specifically a hurricane, but the primary events now will feel like this. Astrology does not distinguish whether the effects are physical or only psychological because, in either case, it only shows the psychological impact.

After Mercury angular and opposition Moon (0°08') comes Venus opposite Saturn (0°20'). Venus-Saturn also squares Uranus, while Venus more widely opposes Pluto. It seems the party is over. Grief over loss of loved ones is most common for these aspects (or other forms of remorse). If this is not a consequence of a natural disaster, it suggests shifting relations, alienation from allies, or a conservative backlash against civil freedoms involving relationship, sex, and reproduction. (Moon opposes Sun 0°52'.)

Saturn-Uranus forces a bubble-bursting confrontation with harsh reality. Uranus square Pluto is revolutionary, revising, and remapping, "tearing down old structures" physically or psychologically. Mercury opposite Pluto, besides crises in communication or transportation, shows that new facts or consequences of events stun the intellect, reframing how people think about things.

It's a tough month, given that Mercury is the only closely angular planet. We may learn how complex and challenging Mercury can make things in the company of so many harsh, disruptive aspects.

Jupiter-Neptune jangles nerves, perhaps especially with weather phenomena, in southern California and across much of mid-country, from New Mexico arcing north and east toward Minnesota. From western Wisconsin due south through Louisiana, Venus-Saturn is angular, concentrating what was said above about the aspect and hurricanes (among other Venus-Saturn phenomena). Uranus surprises New England with phenomena overrunning boundaries and borders of expectation.

To heighten the sense of crisis, transiting MARS is in orb of CapQ Ascendant all week (as transiting SUN stays conjunct Q EP). On July 18, with Mars angular, URANUS crosses CapQ MC. It will be a threatening, explosive day.

Arilunar (Jul 24)
The Arilunar for July 24-31 is dormant, so the Caplunar flows through in full force. Moon aspects Mercury exactly, as in the Caplunar (this time a 0°22' mundane square), but Moon and Mercury aspect Venus, which at least should mellow communication and give more peace.

Saturn sets along the entire California coast, raising more concerns of earthquakes and other dread. Pluto sets through Arizona, Nevada, and western Oregon and Washington. The line half-way between them (mostly through the middle of California) is at least as destruction-prone as either of the individual lines. A Mars-Uranus intersection near the Tennessee-Alabama border suggests something explosive. Numerous lines across the West deserve your individual attention, including a spotlight shown on Denver and through Texas. An area within 150-200 miles of Wichita has a Venus-Uranus intersection (see the usual interpretations). Mars squares MC roughly along the Appalachians.

CapQ MC crosses URANUS 7/26 with Asc exactly on MARS: an explosive day foreshadowed a week earlier. CanQ Ascendant crosses transiting JUPITER 7/24 and ingress JUPITER the next day, then squares NEPTUNE 7/27: These will mark the usual Jupiter-Neptune events. (What movies are opening that weekend?)

Canlunar (Jul 31)
The Canlunar covers July 31 to August 6. For a third week in a row, Moon aspects Mercury (a 1°01' conjunction with Mercury stationary). Mercury and Moon oppose Pluto, so new information or reporting disrupts the flow of our lives and interrupts habitual thought.

The main aspect, though, is startling, explosive Sun-Uranus. Sun is on IC (1°26'), Uranus squares MC (0°23'), and they are square (1°11'), much as in the Capsolar. One common expression is change of leadership (a stronger possibility with a 0°02' Saturn-Neptune square that only appears mundanely, distinctive to Washington). With Sun and Uranus aspecting Venus, events express shifting social values and invite rearrangement of existing relationships.

San Francisco (and parts north) get Neptune's nerve-jangling effect. While the East Coast is more temperate with Sun and Venus lines, the Midwest's barrage by Saturn, Uranus, Pluto, Mercury, and Moon is more tense - this feels weather-related but may be more complex and incident-specific. (These also fall roughly across the Rockies: see Map 2.) In particular, Saturn strikes right down the middle of the Plains, Uranus-Pluto intersects in Missouri, Mercury-Uranus near the Arkansas-Mississippi border, and Moon-Uranus just off New Orleans. Mercury, roughly at the Moon-Pluto midpoint, may be the most critical line. Mars runs from about Milwaukee to just off Miami and seems threatening in isolation. - Lines in the two Canlunar maps intersect complexly, so be sure to check them out yourself for regions that interest you.

MARS remains near CapQ Ascendant all week. On 8/4, Q MC conjoins CapQ MOON, making the day's main events more personal to most of the nation, just as CanQ MC squares SATURN Aug 3-5.

Liblunar (Aug 6)
The Liblunar covers August 6-13. Things get better this week. It's been a rough month and we get a break with Jupiter on Westpoint (0°38'). Mainly, we all simply feel more relaxed, more ready for leisure. We may even feel proud of ourselves: Jupiter brings victories of all types, successful diplomacy, and a greater sense of prosperity and well-being.

For a fourth week in a row, Moon aspects Mercury, a 0°20' square. Moon also squares Sun and Venus mundanely. Communication and other input have challenged us all month, so it's a welcome reprieve to have a powerful benefic angular softening the tone.

Denver and parts due north and south, like Cheyenne, plus the entire California coast, are straddled by Sun and Venus lines that promise pleasantness and moderation. Jupiter strikes across mid-country, including New Orleans, which at worst might get a lot of rain (but let's expect good things with Jupiter this month). The most threatening stretch is the Mars line from Minnesota south to east Texas, passing exactly through such places as Kansas City, and another running from Seattle to Phoenix. Jupiter is angular in New York City: Expect a good week for the stock market (Moon-Mercury suggests high-volume trading).

CanQ angles continue to cross various SATURNS most of the week, with Q MC square PLUTO August 8, a critical day.
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Trump Watch

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:21 pm

PROGRESSIONS
Continuing in orb, as the month begins, are p Mars sextile r Pluto, the contentious p Mars semi-square r Mars, p Venus trine r Uranus, and p Sun aspects to p Venus and r Jupiter.

TRANSITS
Trump's main long-term transit remains Neptune square natal Uranus. Its effects are primarily psychological. Uranus-Neptune aspects always mean a clash of divergent realities. Neptune transiting Uranus commonly means that a compelling personal vision or dream incites one to make abrupt, surprising moves or shifts. Also, transiting Uranus aspects natal Moon all month, an aspect that is commonly refreshing and liberating; or, if one resists the psychological shift, it manifests as tension, impulsiveness, and self-sabotage.

These psychological demands aren't easy with three important Saturn transits. Saturn aspects natal Moon until 7/26 and SSR and SQ Moons from 7/19 onward - one or the other all month. Also, Saturn opposes natal Mercury until 7/24.

SIDEREAL LUNAR RETURN (Jul 14)
After six weeks of devastating lunar returns, this one seems tepid. Nothing is very close to the angles. No transiting planets are angular. Natal Sun, Moon, Mercury, and Uranus are 5° to 9° from angles highlighting Trump's Full Moon + Uranus. In the past, I have interpreted this as "Trump being Trump." I see no reason to treat it differently this month.

Therefore, focus is on his natal Moon-Sun opposition which, at best, gives energy, terrific drive, psychic vitality, and a mental-emotional attitude biased toward success and at home with power. At worst, it amplifies his narcissism, vanity, self-exaltation, and obstinacy. Adding Uranus, he can surprise people, leaping out of bounds and inventing new rules, unhappy being constrained or accepting others' guidance, and generally dismissing convention.

One other aspect, though middleground, is unusually important: Transiting Sun and Pluto are opposite (0°16'). This aspect signals turning-points, closing an old cycle and inaugurating a new one. One's whole life may suddenly, dramatically change in a finale of high dramatic impact. Sun-Pluto bangs the gavel of inescapable reality: One has to "put up or shut up" and can't talk one's way into or out of anything or laugh off the consequences for one's actions. It signals callous distaste for social totems and taboos: disrespect for the law and authority, others' feelings, social institutions, and the importance or opinion of anybody not aligned with his point of view. Consequences of cumulative stress show: He is impatient, nervously taut, and looks on the verge of cracking under the strain of conditions.

SIDEREAL DEMI-LUNAR RETURN (July 28)
Mercury opposes Pluto, both square Midheaven (midpoint 0°13'). Natal Sun, Moon, and Jupiter are angular in mundane T-square, with Sun-Jupiter 0°57' wide. Tying these together, transiting Pluto squares natal Jupiter.

Mercury-Pluto conditions cause great nervous tension, tax one's patience, and force one to "face the music," answer tough questions, and take a stand (or the stand). Backed against a wall of convention or law, one must fight one's way out.

Trump brings to this an unusual nobility: he stands before it as a monarch, given his newfound natal Sun-Moon-Jupiter T-square. With Pluto square his culminating Jupiter, it's "make or break" time. Conceivably, events now could exalt him further, though the opposite remains possible.

Outside the foreground, Mars conjoins his Pluto (0°18'), stressing a power struggle. Mercury conjunct his Saturn (0°23') marks a disadvantage and disappointments. Uranus square his Venus (0°06') often has signaled unfaithfulness to his allies and wanting to get out from under the tedium of his situation. I doubt he looks back on these two weeks with fond memories.

SIDEREAL LUNAR RETURN (Aug 10)
Nothing much happens in the new SLR. No transiting planets are foreground. The four downstage natal planets are all at least 5° from the angles. Those five comprise his natal Moon-Sun opposition and Mercury-Neptune square.

Natal Moon-Sun accentuates his identity; grants energy, drive, and comfort with power; and magnifies his vanity, self-exaltation, and obstinacy. Natal Mercury-Neptune highlights the story-teller who can enthuse and enroll others and convince them of almost anything. Together they portray the reality TV star, huckster, and campaigner. This side is foremost but not strong enough to foster stand-out events.

One close aspect to note, however, is transiting Mars square natal Midheaven (0°14'). This probably fits with the campaigner and salesman, too: He approaches both as a warrior taking a city, stirring conflict and discontent. Causing trouble comes even more naturally to him this month than usual.
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Other Locations

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:22 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 (Jul 16)


Arilunar (Jul 24)


Canlunar (Jul 31)


Liblunar (Aug 6)
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Ingress Summaries

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:22 pm

This section provides the raw components from which forecasts are drawn, to give a quick visual overview and make it easier to see when lunar ingresses echo patterns already stated within operative solar ingresses.

SOLAR INGRESSES

2019 CAPSOLAR (Jan 15)
Sun Uranus (Mercury Saturn Pluto).
Sun-Uranus Sun-Pluto Mercury-Saturn Mercury-Pluto.

2019 ARISOLAR (Apr 15)
Saturn Pluto.
Moon-Saturn Moon-Pluto Saturn-Pluto.

2019 CANSOLAR (Jul 17)
(Dormant.)
Moon-Mars Moon-Uranus.

LUNAR INGRESSES

CAPLUNAR (Jul 16)
Mercury (Moon Venus Saturn Uranus Pluto).
Moon-Sun Moon-Mercury-Pluto Venus-Saturn-Uranus Venus-Pluto Uranus-Pluto (Sun-Mercury Sun-Pluto).

ARILUNAR (Jul 24)
(Dormant.)
Moon-Sun Moon-Mercury Moon-Venus.

CANLUNAR (July 31)
Sun Uranus (Venus).
Moon-Mercury Moon-Pluto Sun-Venus-Uranus.

LIBLUNAR (Aug 6)
Jupiter (Neptune).
Moon-Sun Moon-Mercury Moon-Venus (Saturn-Neptune).
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Transits to Capsolar Planets

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:23 pm

Transits to Capsolar planets seem valid when interpreted as inherently, these would not be locale-specific. Preliminary conclusions from the first months of watching is that they are indeed important identifiers for locales where the 'natal' planet was angular in the Capsolar, or where it spins to a CapQ angle on a particular day.

t Pluto conj. Capsolar Pluto ALL MONTH
t Jupiter conj. Capsolar Jupiter ALL MONTH (exact 7/30)
t Saturn conj. Capsolar Mercury ALL MONTH (exact 7/28)
t Jupiter sq. Capsolar Neptune 7/17-END

MARS TRANSITS:
No Mars transits.
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Re: US forecast Jul 16 - Aug 13, 2019

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:25 pm

This is ready to go for the new month.
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Re: US forecast Jul 16 - Aug 13, 2019

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:45 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Arilunar (Jul 24)
Saturn sets along the entire California coast, raising more concerns of earthquakes and other dread.
Shooting murders at Gilroy, CA's annual Garlic Festival.
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