June 2011 and June 2012: Lunar Eclipses in Sagittarius, sign of The Seeker
On June 15, 2011 there occurred a Lunar Eclipse @ 24Sag and on June 4, 2012 we'll have another Lunar Eclipse, this time @ 14Sag13 which falls in 6th House when the horoscope is set for Washington DC. Spotlighted are any and all 6th H matters such as Military, Police and other types of Service, Work, Health, and our Daily Rounds. Occurring on schedule (two weeks later), this Lunar Eclipse adds Jupiterian vibes to the Mercurial energies of the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 @ 00Gem21 (horoscope shown.)
As you know, this eclipse of the Moon (the people; the public; the mood in Mundane Astrology) occurs a day prior to the rare Venus Transit of June 5 or 6, 2012, depending on where you sit upon the globe. Already on her Transit degree, Venus conjoins Fixed Star Rigel (to bring knowledge; to teach.) If you wish, type 'Venus Transit' into this blog's Search Bar for a list of recent posts on the topic.
Below you see the June 4, 2012 Lunar Eclipse horoscope with a few basic chart details penned in; US natal planets are notated around the outside of the chart--it's as if you're reading my notes, and welcome to them! In Washington DC, the eclipse perfects at 7:11:33 am edt with both US natal Venus and Jupiter rising (Venus/Jupiter = ASC: confidence; sociability)--ASC in Cancer (4:10) makes the Jupiter's Sagittarian Moon the chart ruler; Luna's applying aspects are noted below the chart:
Hour of cautious Saturn 23Lib07 Rx in 5th H of Gambling; Mercury is out-of-bounds (OOBs) of the earthly plane and up to who-knows-what while sojourning its Mercurial sign of Gemini, sign of reporters, bloggers, travel, transport, and trade: Mercury, Venus 16Gem44 Rx (but now in bounds), Sun 14Gem13, South Node (a Saturnian, separative point indicating the past, or a talent to fall back upon) is @ 5Gem05; the May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse from whence this Lunar Eclipse issues is in 12th H as well making 12th H (The Unconscious, Politics, Behind-the-Scenes maneuvers, Karma--reaping what was sown--and Self-Undoing) vital for this Lunar Eclipse map. And of course, Lunar Eclipses tend to work on unconscious/inner levels as hidden matters and secrets are revealed, positively or negatively. With the above-linked May 20, 2012 Solar Eclipse also falling in 12th H of the Lunar Eclipse horoscope--how many secrets can we appreciate at once as these 'wild cards of the Universe' shuffle all decks?
Well, the Moon's applying aspects as chart-ruler provide hints about how things will proceed concerning activities involved with the Lunar Eclipse ruled by Jupiter; both aspects are noted on the chart, lower left, but here they are for you with brief analyses:
1. Moon square Mars (1A55) with Mars 16Vir09 in 4th H of Real Estate, Domestic Scene, and Homeland: people are frustrated by delays, traffic jams or transport difficulties; anger and protests in the US and DC; premature actions may be taken by some (Mars/MC = Moon); someone forces his will on others, potentially in regard to women's issues (Mars/MC = Sun: strong will; the urge to be important; procuring the power to give orders; overcoming resistance--Ebertin.)
2. Moon conjunct Venus 16Gem44 Rx (2A30) indicates that someone's popularity increases with the public, possibly a woman--and/or, the much-touted Venus Transit tops the news!; assistance may be easier to find or gain; domestic scenes may be beautified; entertainment and parties are pleasant; instincts and intuition may be relied upon as cold, hard facts are temporarily ignored.
The energies of this horoscope are Mutable (changes, fluctuations, instability, restlessness) and through retrogradation delays are attached to evaluating Venus (rules 5th H of Risk-Taking and 12th H as mentioned above), controlling Saturn (ruler of the 8th H of Big Business, Credit, Debt, Transformation, the Occult, etc); meanwhile, wealthy, powerful Pluto Rx @ 8Cap52 sets at Descendant (Partnerships) and conjoins Fixed Star Facies (penetrating stare of a lethal weapon; focus; ruthlessness--Brady.) Prominence is given, however, to Mars at IC for being closest planet to an Angle of the horoscope--excepting Chiron at MC. Mars at '17Vir' = "A Volcano in Eruption"--hopefully a real-world volcano won't occur yet tantrums and physical force are indicated along with wildfires.
Compassionate Neptune 3Pis09 is Stationary in 9th H and will turn Rx in 9 hours, 52 minutes at the same degree and minute so here a strengthened Neptune conjoins Fixed Star Fomalhaut (humanitarianism) and I'd say the needy of the world (and those who have higher standards than to exploit others for personal gain) can use all the Fomalhaut they can get with cold-heartedness on the rise as it is. Yet with the Royal Stars of Persia, there's always a caution to be successfully managed and here it's to maintain the purity of one's dreams and ideals.
Lunar Eclipse ruler, Jupiter @ 28Tau19, conjuncts 12th cusp, a sensitive point in any chart, and is ruled by about-to-Transit Venus: two difficult stars are contacted, both of which indicate rage yet a 12th H Jupiter prefers his solitude--perhaps here he describes a guru, economics professor, or religious leader of some kind though Jupiter's expansive, abundant reputation for money, growth, investment, promise, banking, ideals, and such is obvious. In the sensual money sign of Taurus, Mr. Moneybags can overindulge himself and dissipate riches even while attracting wealth!Other people's legitimate needs are then neglected by a negatively aspected Jupiter in Taurus which is what Republican budget proposals intend to do against the American people--let them eat pavement! Actually, this greedy, stubborn Jupiter in Taurus sounds much like the Pentagon and Washington politicians in general, doesn't he?
Negatively Aspected? Jupiter Square Neptune
The Jolly One's applying square to fraudulent Neptune is out-of-sign (dissociate) but shows something secretive (12th H) occurring behind-the-scenes with Jupiter ruling 10th H of Public Status and Career; 6th H of Military and Police Service intercepts or hides the sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, so expression of Jupiterian energies are put on hold in early June. And of course, you know that murky Pisces at Midheaven (MC = The Goal) is ruled and sub-ruled by the speculator-wastrel-grand-schemer pair of Jupiter and Neptune. The Jup-Nep square indicates potentials for: overblown or false religious ideals, impractical political ideologies, smooth talking wheeler-dealers blabbering their scripts, making promising hard to keep, and/or just plain old fraud and corruption like Wall Street banksters regularly enjoy committing at the expense of others.
And of course, we are promised another 'debt ceiling-default' political fight on Capitol Hill which never had to happen the first time around in Summer 2011--and voila! besides another credit downgrade, we have the specter of government shutdown looming by or before the end of the year. Yippee. So certain Capitol Hill politicians feel they must, in this election year, re-make their dumb, overblown point and we're all supposed to cower before their inability to govern--and then vote for them on November 6th. Puh! Let's ship out the ones who refuse to do their jobs and find reps who will actually do the people's business--on our behalf--for the ridiculous ideologues of Capitol Hill have earned We-The-People's contempt.
Perhaps the Grand Cross (Moon, Chiron, MC, Sun, Venus) symbolizes the crisis of a re-staged debt stalemate in Washington with the MC angle its place of expression on the world stage as their scripted squabbles threaten to again wound (Chiron) America's financial reputation. Will subversive, invisible puppet master Pluto step in? (Uranus/ASC = Pluto: the use of force; the desire to attain success even under the most diffcult conditions--Ebertin.)
10th House Uranus in Aries May Bring Sudden Disruption of Reputation
Quirky genius Uranus in Aries is posited in the very visible 10th H and may, along with the Saturn/Uranus quindecile (obsession-compulsion aspect, 165 degr) denote disruption in governing systems and a reputation for unpredicatability or isolationism; protesters will continue to be in the news since Uranus in Mars-ruled Aries describes Utopians, radicals, political reformers, activists, and revolutionaries, some of whom may come from abroad--or be directed from abroad-- since the 9th H of Foreign Lands is ruled and sub-ruled here by Saturn and Uranus.
Actually, Julian Assange and/or Bradley Manning may be described by the 10th H Uranus in Aries and one or both may be spotlighted in the news again as more details of their legal battles and government secrets are uncovered by the Lunar Eclipse; Saturn in 5th H points toward the stock market and other investments with restrictive Saturn ruling 8th H, as noted above. Yet with conservative, staid Saturn there is always a potential for status quo to be maintained and a resulting stability as well.
And then we have the gaggle of Uranian revolutionaries play-acting as US politicians in the Masonic building on Capitol Hill so perhaps they will be the ones to be revealed as actors at center stage under the rays of the June 4, 2012 Lunar Eclipse which will manifest upon America's natal Ascendant.