Here I consider a bi-wheel chart showing the Oct 17, 2005 Lunar Eclipse set for the White House encircling the natal chart of George W. Bush.
This Lunar Eclipse--dubbed the "unwashed feet" eclipse for reasons I'll let you discover on your own--is directly impacting Mr. Bush's 4/10 axis--the career/public status, and home/family/security axis.
Given the stress under which our President is laboring in the career department, an eclipse on this axis shows us where Mr. Bush must focus his concern, and where he is dealing with unexpected events, either positively or negatively. Hidden things--i should say, more of them--may be brought to light under the effect of this Lunar Eclipse.
(Even without this being an eclipse, the transiting Sun is entering Bush's 4th house, which negatively engenders stubborn pride or arrogant behaviour due to the psychological nature of the 4th house. We've seen more than a little of such from the boasting and Leonine, Mr. Bush).
The Sun and Moon are in stressful aspect to transiting Chiron, the Wounded One or Blindspot, and if we look to the Inauguration chart of 2005, we will see that Chiron was at the same degree of Capricorn, sign of politics, law, and business.
Capricorn's connection to authority issues is well-known, and on Jan 20, 2005,
12:01 pm, Washington, D.C., at Mr. Bush's Inauguration, Chiron was unfortunately placed near the top of the chart--the career/public status position of the President, and, by extension, of America. A wounding of status and authority was indicated, and we've seen Bush's authority and America's credibilty more in jeopardy each day as 2005 has unfolded.
Transiting Saturn (restriction;retraction;responsibility;control;authority;the
Old Man) is currently visiting Bush's natal Ascendant (his nibs himself), and also his line-up in the 1st house (Self) of planets: Mercury (thinking;communication),
Pluto (power;coping ability), and Venus (relationships;values:money).
The health of the President--and/or of his father--could well be affected over the next few months while Saturn is 'on the case'. And Saturn, as an "actor on the stage of life" could also represent Independent Counsel, Mr. Fitzgerald...his authority, and his bringing the chickens home to roost in Mr. Bush's cellar.
In this Eclipse chart, Chiron in Capricorn is at the base or foundation of the chart, while Saturn in Leo, sign of leadership--and Saturn having Bush's natal Mercury in tow--is at the top, and i believe Mr Bush, with America in tow, is in for very difficult days, as has been obvious recently. Depression is common with Saturn to Mercury contacts, and Saturn to Pluto most usually brings loss of power in some form, and subsequent difficulty in coping. (The combination of Saturn/Pluto is connected also to cruelty, war, and violence, and we remember these two were opposite each other on 9/11/01).
After Hurricane Katrina, you may remember the President admitting to mistakes and
"taking responsibility" for the Federal government's lackluster, neglectful response to hurricane victims. The word, "uncharacteristic" comes to mind for this self-declared "unaccountable" man.
Considering this Eclipse and its effects on his natal chart, i'd say there are more such admissions to come from our wounded President. The Lunar Eclipse's spotlight is on Mr. Bush, and very much on a wounded America in great need of a better direction and a higher course for her future good.
-Jude Oct 16, 2005 5:07 pm EDT