the solar eclipse of 12-13/9/2015
This Solar Eclipse has been busy.
Here below are a few maps: first a biwheel for the eclipse at Hildale, Utah, where lives have been lost in flash floods. You can see how strong, sudden and destructive the water would be, not just in the exact union of Neptune-Jupiter with the MC-IC, but in the Dwad, where this opposition is still angular but is also joined by Pluto, Uranus and radix Saturn in Scorpio.
Violent loss of life and property through this eclipse is implied in the Dwad conjunction of Sun, Moon and Mars opposite Ceres from early Taurus to the Libra/Scorpio cusp. And it has brought Mars fire.
That radix Saturn line as the fire started at 13h24 PDT runs from the California 'Valley Fire' origin at Cobb, CA (all fire data from CA.gov site) south-east towards Lake Berryessa ... taking the Dwad Eclipse, Mars, Ceres with it.
In the Geodetic map, Saturn in Scorpio at MC has been making its way across California imposing the drought that has triggered so many fires.
The Eclipse at Cobb, Middletown and the other ruined centres of population had Mars close to the IC.
On the local space map of California the eclipse sends the triple line of Uranus, Eris and Mercury SE toward the lake. I wonder if this tells us more about Eris ... especially as Uranus and Eris are in fiery Aries?
If you look at the outbreak chart you will also see how close that moment's Dwad Sun/Mars is to that Uranus/Eris conjunction. All that fire heading in the same direction.
The ramsgate quake
Well, I keep sticking my neck out and insisting that Uranus meets an angle in the Dwad or between Dwad and Radix in Quake charts - and here we go again, true to form. This morning at 02h52 BST on my old stomping ground, the Kent coast near Ramsgate (51.327°N 1.376°E) there was a magnitude 4.3 quake that woke lots of people, alarmed many, and caused very little damage. Nevertheless, right on cue, here is a tight, tight conjunction of Uranus and MC in the Dwad (which I have placed in the centre wheel for emphasis.) Those of you who aren't yet adding the Dwad are really missing out. It's like moving from Painting By Numbers to Rembrandt.
Nicola Sturgeon & the UK General election
All the ballyhoo is over, the pollsters were wrong, astrology was right as usual, and the man whose Composite chart with the Election at the opening of the polls put Jupiter firmly at the IC, following its auspicious presence also at the IC on his previous Solar Return, remained at the seat of power (good job he's inside No.10 and not Inside Number Nine or all hell could break loose!) But some prognosticators took their off the Scottish ball, and reckoned without the redoubtable and eloquent Nicola Sturgeon.
First of all, her qualities and commitment as a leader are loudly proclaimed in her Draconic/ Tropical contacts: Draconic Leo Sun and Mars tightly embracing her Tropical MC.
Secondly the Tropical/Dwad radix is just as powerful: again, now in the Dwad, the Sun exactly conjoins her MC, in down-to-earth Taurus with Saturn in radix 7th, and her Dwad Desc lines up with that radix Sun/Mars. Jupiter meets the Leo MC from the Dwad. Original thinking and an open mind show in her Dwad Sag. stellium of Mercury/ Uranus/ Venus. She will always be a very high flyer.
On Polling Day, May 7th 2015, in Edinburgh where as leader of the SNP she presides over the Scottish Parliament, as the polls opened at 7 am in the correct event pattern for the entire Election, not only was the transiting Sun closing onto her Dwad Sun/MC, but a conjunction in the Election Dwad of Sun/IC opposite that radix Sun also joined the alignment. This was her day on her own home turf.
At that moment in Edinburgh the Moon set and Ceres rode the Midheaven ... Woman Power! ... and of course power to the people. They voted in droves and the result was a wipe-out of every other party, bar three paltry seats.
The close of poll chart does not show Nicola Sturgeon's individual success; but its Dwad displays the pattern of a very determined and capable woman, in a Capricorn stellium of Jupiter, Moon, N.Node, IC. The lady is in charge.
But it is interesting to see how much less clout she has once you relocate her to Westminster; her natal Dwad Sun is nearish the advanced 7th cusp, now at 12 degrees Taurus, but all that dramatic angularity is gone.
Fascinatingly, every time you make a composite of her chart with one of the Poll charts, strongly angular every time between her chart and the composite is Saturn, and often Pluto. Power and responsibility.
Once again it's the Solar Return that makes all the difference; her forthcoming success is shown there both at home in Irvine and in Westminster with a doubly angular Jupiter and Uranus, while Sun and Desc exactly meet in the Dwad (but not in Edinburgh!) On Election day her Daily Progressed Ascendant met her Sun, and her Moon had reached Pluto. QED.
Here are the other charts:
On Friday - May Day 2015 - I was on my way to the Alice in Wonderland 150th party at Venue Cymru on the Llandudno prom, when I looked up at the sky and saw this. Thought you might like to see it. The ice halo around the Sun is a real rainbow, very beautiful!
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