Jul 30, 2010

Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21 Horoscope Dec 21, 2010

Set for Washington DC, the horoscope of the December 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse 29Gem21 has financial and business implications for the USA and falls upon a critical, crisis-ridden 29th degree. Old business needs to head on up and move on out, but will it?

(Please click image to enlarge the horoscope.)

So perhaps I'm skipping ahead a bit posting the Dec 2010 Lunar Eclipse chart now since much will occur between now and the end of the year - but I think it's pertinent to today's debate on the potential for a double dip recession here in America. I will focus on the eclipse as it pertains to America yet because other nations and entities will be affected by the eclipse as well, I will list them and which of their natal planets are affected at the end of this post when I update it later on. So bookmark, if you wish, and leave your own comments, if you will.

Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010 3:13:16 am edt Washington DC; Hour of Mercury which is Rx and Lord of the Eclipse; Moon and Mars are out-of-bounds; ASC 6Sco57 with Venus 13Sco55 rising; Eclipse falls across the 2/8 axis of Shared Resources, Big Business, Transformation, Earning Ability, Possessions, and Talents.

You see a full 2nd house containing Mercury 26Sag16 Rx, Sun 29Sag21, North Node (NN) 2Cap44, and Pluto 4Cap57 conjunct Eros (a piercing); Mars is just barely in 3rd house @ 10Cap10. Mars and Pluto are opposing US natal planets in Cancer which are marked outside the chart and snugged around 9th cusp. Even the transiting SN 2Can44, a separative Saturnian point, is affecting natal Venus in December 2010.

(Other natal placements from America's natal chart are marked as well as is Inaugural Moon 2009 which sits upon President Obama's natal Mc - here both are being transited by the difficult Mars/Saturn midpoint in 1st house...Mars/Saturn = Moon (the people): moodiness or depression; a fit of weakness; Mars/Sat = Mc: the power of resistance; endurance; necessity to overcome many difficulties; mourning.)

Lord of the Eclipse Mercury makes only one applying aspect, a square to moneybags Jupiter indicating judgments made based on insufficient or faulty evidence, a search for an easy way out, poor planning, and a lack of the discipline needed to attain goals. Check the business and financial facts before furthering your plans and don't jump to conclusions! Especially with a Solar Eclipse opposing US natal Sun (the leader) awaiting us on the other side of the New Year - at another critical degree.

In the Lunar Eclipse chart, Mercury represents its usual things: young people, communicators such as reporters, pundits, and writers, commerce and trade, modes of travel, and thinking processes. Equipment breakdowns are possible, and contracts and negotiations proceed with difficulties, fits and starts. Mercury Rx often indicates delays or mistakes, and reviews and rethinking are needed.

With a red dotted line, I have taken the liberty of sketching a sort of YOD pattern (crisis; turning point; special task; Finger of God) with the Pluto/ASC sextile focusing on the 8th cusp, in Gemini, the dualistic sign of duplicity and multiplicity. Problems continue as this Lunar Eclipse reveals hidden secrets in finance and business. And there's trickster Pan 6Gem47 Rx ('panic') sits upon the eclipse's 8th cusp with gold-hoarding Midas 8Gem27 Rx nearby and conjunct US natal Uranus 8Gem55.

With 'Big Business' Scorpio rising, Mars and Pluto rule the chart; their applying aspects are as follows:

1. Mars semisquare Neptune 26AQ27 (1A18) in 4th house and still visiting with America's natal Moon (we-the-people) causing a sense of rootlessness, homelessness and foreclosures, and a large amount of fraud directed at royally hornswaggling us. Chiron 27AQ07 is there, too, which shows that our perceptual shields are wide open - we know that fraud is the order of the day but generally most of us feel powerless (Moon/Neptune) to do much about it. (We must not give up on America!!!);

2. Mars semisquare Chiron (1A57), and thus US natal Moon: irritation with wounding leads to action and/or emotional outbursts (?);

3. Mars square Saturn 16Lib06 (5A56, and in the midst of our US Saturn Return 14Lib48 = 12th cusp) = aggression alternates with apathy, timing may be off, and hindsight is 20/20.

Pluto's applying aspects are as follows:

1. Pluto sextile ASC (2A00): willpower to persevere, can move forward and recover, and has a need to overcome the fear of, and obsession with, loss.

2. and 3. Pluto opposing Moon (5A36): bitterness and resentment toward those who want to control us, and a need for compromise; 3. extremist or manipulative behavior, a lust for authority, and intolerance toward unfair social or political systems.

You see marked on the chart (in pink) a multi-T-Square which is dissociate with both Mutable and Cardinal planets involved, and all are pointing to the Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Pisces in the 5th house of Speculation, Gambling, and Creative Pursuits.

Though not apex here in a T-SQ, Mr. Hades still forms a midpoint picture with the societal planets, Jupiter and Saturn so we have...

Jupiter/Saturn = Pluto: any amount of work or trouble in order to attain the desired aims slowly but surely; immense efforts; separation; restriction; violent changes (Ebertin.)

Pluto is apex in two other midpoint pictures...

Sun/Mars = Pluto: fanaticism or one-sidedness in work; making great efforts; unscrupulous procedures; overtaxing one's strength; violence; war.

Venus/Neptune = Pluto: a painful renunciation.

Well, that's it for today. I hope you'll check back soon and we'll continue considering the next eclipse, the Lunar Eclipse of December 21, 2010.


Update Oct 19, 2010: actually what I want to add here relates in part to the next Solar Eclipse of January 4, 2011 which opposes US natal Sun (the leader) and to the Sygyzy Moon (previous lunation) of the attacks of 9/11/01 = a Lunar Eclipse on June 21, 2001 @ 13Cap39, the degree and minute of the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse - issues and conditions of 2001 return to 2011.

Plus, the upcoming Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse falls, as you know, upon a crisis degree 29Gem21 (one degree from 9/11's Moon) and bodes ill for financial markets and the US economy. With the Solar Eclipse of Jan 4, 2011 stimulating a crisis degee (13Cap38/39, we find in its Sabian Symbol ('13Cap' = "A Fire Worshiper") that 'overestimation of personal capacity' is a caution for this degree which may affect many areas of life but here we speak of financial considerations and war preparations.

Interestingly, the January 2011 Solar Eclipse has 00Can36 upon its 8th cusp (High Finance; Transformation; the Occult) when the chart is set for NYC (4:02:32 am est) which conjures for us the Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse Series prior to the 9/11 attacks = *3 North Series which manifested on June 21, 2001 @ 00Can11, a World Point of Prominence:

'overexcessive; traumatic transformations through news received, perhaps concerning young people; large-scale projects are wanted yet one must not get carried away'. As we know, the Bush-Cheney administration and the Pentagon did get very much 'carried away' as they intended all along (with One World Government plans, y'know), and our nation teeters upon the brink of bankruptcy now (9/11's Moon '28Gem' (we-the-people) = "BANKRUPTCY.")

* paraphrasing Brady's Predictive Astrology

There are more time/degree links to the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse and one is even closer by degree: the Lunar Eclipse of July 5, 2001 which is the Syzygy Moon (prior lunation) to 9/11/01 and occurred @ 13Cap39 precisely conjunct Jan 4, 2011's Solar Eclipse degree. Similar issues return, and may relate to terrorism and war, yes, but also relates closely to banking failures and/or financial crashes, sad to say.

The Lunar Eclipse degree of June 21, 2001 00Can11, appears on the 8th cusp of the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse when set for NYC and July 5, 2001's Venus at crisis degree 29Tau55 exactly opposes 2009's US Inaugural Moon 29Sco45 and sits upon the DESC in the Jan 4, 2011 Solar Eclipse chart.

And when we set the July 5, 2001 Lunar Ecl chart for the White House, we get the Mars/Pluto in Sag pair snugged around the chart's IC ('the drain'; endings; domestic scene) so we have:

Mars/Pluto = MC: learning to gain control and use powerful or extreme measures for increasing stature or standing; fulfillment of certain ambitions by attaining influence; principles which propel you to success; dealing with might on either side of any issue; major job maneuver; ambition and confidence; danger from a higher power. (Munkasey; Tyl; Ebertin.)

Michael Munkasey gives the Mars/Pluto combo of energies as: 'using police or military forces against criminal elements; attacks using powerful weapontry; a police state with rigid military controls; using suppression and torture as a means for enforcing policy; wars; mayhem; chaos; rape; exporting political theory and upheaval to others as an objective. (Midpoints: Unleashing the Power of the Planets.)

That last (which i italicized) reminds me of the Bush-Cheney-neocon 'justification' for preemptive war: "fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here." Orwell much?

Okay, I know this info is on the convoluted side, but if you've managed to stick with me so far, let's recap: the prediction by astrologers and economists that a market crash may be upon us by the end of 2010 is shown in certain eclipse horoscopes which relate to the attacks of 9/11/01 and its lunations.

Jan 4, 2011's Solar Eclipse time links by degree to the Lunar Eclipse which occurred prior to the attacks of 9/11/01 (both @ 13Cap38/39) along with 9/11's Pre-Natal Solar Eclipse (PE) 00Can+ so we may expect similar conditions and issues to arise as we near the end of 2010 and during the first half of 2011.

And if we remember, there were early New Millennial market problems such as the Dot Com Bubble/Crash, plus, market failures and totterings ushered in by the attacks of 9/11 (World 'Trade' Center), so we get a picture of 9/11's market influences rippling into 2011 (including 9/11's unusual 'stop-put options' when mysterious entities made mega-bucks out of the ashes of the World Trade Center attacks, and other market anomalies of that time) which may be reflected by the Dec 21, 2010 Lunar Eclipse @ 29Gem21 (technology and communications of Gemini) since 9/11's Moon 28Gem is conjoined by the Lunar Ecl as well as by Jupiter (money) 28Gem21 in the July 5, 2001 Lunar Ecl chart. The Jan 2011 Solar Eclipse's 'Balance of Power' flavor points to potential trade imbalances such as China's manipulation of its currency.

So as you know, we always look for at least 3 indicators in support of a event or factor in horoscopes before we predict what is likely to manifest in the physical realm. Concerning the end of 2010 and the first half of 2011, there are many indicators of societal problems that they have resulted in this convoluted analysis which I salute you for courageously reading to the end.

Combining Material with Spiritual: Chiron's Bridge and Purpose

Concerning difficult times ahead, let us close with excerpts from the Foreward of The Astrological Aspects by the great Charles E. O. Carter whose Law of Nativity and Rule of Excitation must be kept constantly in mind when predicting physical manifestations, whether positive or negative:

"No material influence, astrological or otherwise, can separate man from spiritual and ideal Realities; in fact, so called evil is frequently the instrument by which he is brought to these things.

On the other hand, man is not called upon to deny the special use and value of material things, but he is required, for his own happiness, to appraise them at their true worth, and not to suppose that they are either nothing or everything.

Seeking to avoid responsibilities and difficulties is both futile and ignoble, whether we seek to do so by material means or by mental or magical methods. Such courses have never been advocated by any of the known Great Teachers of mankind, or even by those leaders of mankind who are honoured exoterically, such as Washington, Lincoln, or Mazzini. On the other hand, we should be merely foolish if we neglected all honourable and reasonable precautions in dealing with our emergencies.


On the other hand, fatalistic views and phrases and arguments that are designed to portray man as the pawn of fate, depress the vitality of body and mind, lead to despair and torpidity, and have a genuine kinship with death. Hence they cannot be true, for it is impossible to believe that man is so constituted that he can only flourish whilst cherishing a false belief in a non-existent freedom.

Finally, I hope that nothing that follows will distress the reader. It is useless to speak as if such an aspect as Mars square Uranus is as pleasant a companion as, say, Mercury conjunction Venus. Science must be frank, Scientists must be courageous and prepared to face facts. But many an apparently difficult configuration will improve upon acquaintance, and few indeed are the horoscopes that do not contain a large portion of good, even in a worldly sense.

As regards the higher part of man's nature, his rational, moral, and aesthetic faculties, it is my firm belief that, if we choose to unfold them, no stellar influence can prevent us, though it may place obstacle and hindrances in our path. There are parts of our lives which the stars do seem to a large extent to dominate, and there is yet greater part which they undoubtedly can affect, both favorably and adversely. It is for us to place our treasure where they cannot penetrate; no easy task, it is true, but probably the only one worth performing."

Charles E. O. Carter June 1930


Alex said...

Hi Jude,
As always - great column

Other than mundane policy and geopolitical matters the 2ond house - 8th house axis, as it relates to individuals, is symbolic for (2H) sense of well being, peace of mind. Subjective attributes figure in as background conditions for objective world issues; conversely when the 2H is in the foreground of an individual's natal chart the background may well be collective principles, policy, politics.

jude cowell said...

Alex, thanks and i appreciate your adding the individual perspective! Jude

Jonathan said...

This Dec Eclipse is part of Saros Series 13 North. Bernadette Brady describes this Eclipse Family as "a family of groups and associations. Its energy is about large, ambitious group projects. These groups projects will require a separation or the breaking of a bond that already exists. The individual may well experience this eclipse initially as a separation and then as a joint achievement."

I immediately thought of our war in Afghanistan as well as the ongoing mess in Iraq and how other countries may start balking at continuing their involvement there.

Looking at the 9th House it's ruled by Cancer which is, of course, ruled by the Moon which sits in the 8th near the cusp of the 9th at 29 Gemini, a Crisis or Critical Degree.

With Pluto and Mars straddling the cusp of the 3rd House and Mercury, the ruler of the 29 Gemini Moon, retrograde, it's quite possible the US will be forced (Pluto and Mars) to revisit -- via Mercury Retrograde -- those 3rd House matters relating to those conflicts: communication, how we deal with our "neighbors", how we transport people and goods to those areas (makes me think of air space and the threats of some to limit the US use of such), etc and so on.

I also suspect, with Jupiter ruling our 2nd and moving forward again in Pisces to meet Uranus -- ruler of

In addition, Mars is in an applying square to Saturn, the ruler of the 3rd House, so the element of delay and being forced to meet our "goals" may be a response to the US brashly asking for more, more, more from our Allies.

Then you have Venus rising in the chart. Speaks to relationships and a manipulative charm (being in Scorpio). (I always think Obama's smile has a tinge of Venus in Scorpio behind it. It never reads as a sincere smile, but rather a smile with a purpose)

Anyway, this Venus is in square to the MC, ruled by the Sun conjunct Mercury Rx and Pluto, so that Venusian charm may meet with surprising resistance. Perhaps if she doesn't rely on her charm alone and decides to work a bit with that Saturn -- being in a semi-sextile with him --, there could be forward movement.

Back to that Moon, though. 29 Gemini. The People, repped by that Moon, will have had it up to HERE with ideas and talk. Moving into Cancer, they're way more concerned with issues of Security, their Home and keeping their Family together. They don't want anymore speeches or charts or graphs. They want action (moving into a Cardinal Sign) which will bring RESULTS. And with an applying Opposition to Pluto and then Mars, you can bet these People will have no trouble telling off those in Power.

Anyway, that's just my long-winded two cents. :^)

Anonymous said...

(Lunar eclipse 29GEM21 comment)

Looking at the ephemeris I knew this lunar eclipse was coming up and viewed it with alarm. Reason: the solar eclipse at 29Gem on June 21, 1982 was conjunct my MC within about 5 minutes of arc, and certainly at the time it indicated 'crisis.'

This was an event that did lead to loss of position/place/etc and the next solar eclipse of July 20, 1982 was conjunct the planet Uranus in my natal chart at 28 Cancer. Things went from bad to much worse.

So I am not looking forward to a lunar eclipse at 29GEM21. I Don't know much that can be done about this except to try to 'tidy things up' as much possible and not worry. And also not take risks or initiate any thing around the time of the eclipse.

In Jude's July 30th posting re this lunar eclipse,"Pluto sextile ASC (2A00): willpower to persevere can move forward and recover, and has a need to overcome the fear of, and obsession with,loss," sounds helpful.

Susan Miller (and perhaps others) hve posted a list of 'How to prepare for a solar/lunar eclipse,' and I am keeping those points in mind.

If you have any additional helpful comments, they would be appreciated.


jude cowell said...

Hi Higgins, it's easy to see why you're concerned about the 29Gem Lunar Ecl after your problems in 1982 @ the same degree. The time link between them is marked by this crisis degree, as you know.

The Solar Ecls of 1982 were both in difficult series: 2 Old North and 2 New North. How did you fare when they repeated in 2000? You may have felt a blip or two then, though of course they were in different degrees (10Can and 8Leo.)

You seem concerned about career matters but remember the 4/10 is also the parental/security axis. Possibilities for family members esp females for the Dec Lunar Ecl include health, security, food, and domestic issues. You may wish to change batteries in your or your family members' smoke detectors, that sort of thing.

And w/ Lunar Ecl it's possible that you will simply remember something from 1982 that you forgot, something tucked within your unconscious (Moon) - plus, this will be a SN Lunar Ecl so such an effect is even more possible. Someone from that time could turn up in your life...a separation is possible (SN - a woman leaves the worlplace?) too, of course, and perhaps that's your main concern.

But as you know, we still hold sway over our reactions, ecl or no, so as you say, tidying things up and not starting new things are good ideas. Occurring toward the end of the year, that's good advice anyway, i think...or simply time to hibernate under a blanket!

Now i don't know where you're located so you'd want the ecl chart set for there to personalize it for your situation. There may not be a Pluto/ASC sextile there but there are probably other helpful aspects for you.

Either way, i doubt you'll experience the same events or the same level of power from the Dec Lunar Ecl as you did from 2 difficult Solar Ecls in 1982. Plus, it's a different time of life for you as well and only you can determine where you might be vulnerable but do err on the side of caution (if your intuition says to) and 'make your base secure'.

And how the Dec Lunar Ecl will affect the US economy may or may not be an issue for you - i hope not. That's the boat we're all in except for the elite - in their yachts!

So as i said, it may be that memories and/or old acquaintances are all that show up for you this December and i do hope you fare well!

Thanks for the question and i hope my answer helps, Jude