by Jude Cowell
Once the Solar Eclipse of May 20, 2012 manifests @ 00Gem21, we then have Summer Solstice 2012 to look forward to, and this year the Sun clocks in at 00Cancer00:00 on June 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm edt in Washington DC. Below you see the Solstice horoscope set for the White House and loaded with my usual hodge podge of astro-notes and basic chart factors:
Outer, highlighted in green, are the general positions of America's natal planets, Ascendant, and Midheaven from our 'Sibly' horoscope of July 4, 1776 5:10 pm LMT Philadelphia, PA. No other planetary links are notated on the chart including those of President Obama but if links seem significant to this astrologer, they will be mentioned within the text, or discussed in a later post.
Now let's get on with a basic consideration of the June 20, 2012 horoscope which begins our Summer season in the Northern Hemisphere and is 'good for' six months until Autumn Equinox 2012 though certain factors and sensitive degrees in the Solstice chart may remain influential and subject to stimulation by transiting planets and progressions until Summer Solstice 2013.Summer Solstice June 20, 2012 7:09 pm EDT White House
Hour of Jupiter (posited in 6th house of Military, Service, Work, Health) @ 2Gem04 conjunct Fixed Star Mirfak (challenge-oriented; young male energy; aggressive warrior or politician; house position may be where physical prowess and/or mental abilities are overestimated, and those involved will not listen to wisdom or take caution or precaution--PM Margaret Thatcher was born with natal Jupiter and Mirfak linked, says Brady's Book of Fixed Stars; recklessness or rash action may be indicated, and additional conflicts, invasions, and wars cannot be ruled out, sad to say.
Also, with Sagittarius (The Seeker) rising, Jupiter is Summer Solstice 2012's chart-ruler (in DC) so we look to Jupiter's major (Ptolemaic) applying aspects for clues on how things will proceed. As you see, Venus in 6th H (revenge; jealousy, evaluations; money) and Jupiter (the General, Banker, Priest, Guru) are both Money significators; Venus awaits Jupiter and is conjoining US natal Uranus 8Gem55, a time when unorthodox or unusual alliances may be entered into (such as during rare Venus Transits and this Solstice is just past the Venus Transit of June 5/6, 2012 in mid-Gemini when those we would never expect to be allies 'hook-up' for who-knows-what actions to be taken...more war? more financial heisting? unknown hooliganism or secret deals of great import?)
Chart-ruler Jupiter Does Apply...
Note: you see that the cusps of this horoscope echo closely those in the US natal 'Sibly' chart which personalizes Summer Solstice 2012 for the US and hints at a significant time frame of action especially with the chart weighted on the Angular side--all 4 Angular houses contain planets, aka, actors; the Hemispheric emphases are on Others taking the lead or holding the cards--Sun and Moon in 7th H of Partnerships-- and on equally private and public involvements; foreign bankers are lurking, m'peops, as they have from Day One in America so this may be significant of the EU debt crisis affecting US financial prospects. Global bankers are quite devious, you know, and entertain no allegiance whatsoever to America.)
Jupiter applies to a square with nebulous Neptune 3Pis04 Rx (conj Fomalhaut: karmic; positive or negative; legal problems; shady associates; congenital defects; magic (A. Louis.) Jupiter/Neptune squares indicate smooth talkers (Neptune in 3rd H), over-promisers, big schemers, and difficulty identifying facts; social burdens seem heavy and too demanding, religious leaders are impractical and use overblown rhetoric, and deception and illusion undermine conditions along with financial data that's hidden, ignored, or neglected as half-truths are used as tools of persuasion and propaganda (Campaign 2012!) Avoiding exaggeration and extravagance is necessary since optimism may be misguided yet promoted by those who paint an over-rosy Big Picture.
Yes, Jupiter conj Mirfak, as mentioned above, points toward military issues and concerns in particular; plus, expanding Jupiter @ 2Gem04 opposes and therefore triggers the November 25, 2011 Solar Eclipse @ 2Sag37 (a peculiar turn of events--ex: the 'Super Congress' when the US Congress shoved its constitutionally mandated duties on twelve elite members--so the financial matters in that alleged 'debt crisis' mess, which they intend to use to promote austerity measures such as those now crippling Europe, will be on our national menu again this can-kicking summer as is to be expected from the miscreants of Washington DC.)
And with the Moon ruling 8th H of Shared Resources, Debt, Credit, Insurance, Legacies, Death, Transformation, and the Occult, we may expect market fluctuations, alternating fluidity, and instability--ups'n'downs--in the US business sector. Plus, 15Can06/24 on 8th cusp points to the natal Ascendant of The Pentagon and the costly wars that the American people pay for yet then suffer from as global wheeler-dealers who start wars make their obscene profits on the backs of everyone else (I'm looking at you, Federal Reserve System.)
Also you see that Venus squares Neptune which has karmic undertones and similar indications as above (Jupiter) with the addition of disappointment in relationships and a potential for sexual blackmail and other scandals involving 6th H and 3rd H matters; indiscriminate behavior in romance, involvement in cults, strange or shady associations behind the curtain (which may support such indicators for the Venus Transit of June 5/6, 2012); gullibility in 3rd/6th H matters is shown by the extravagant, pretentious Venus/Neptune square.
In addition to military significators in the Summer Solstice 2012 horoscope and actors who are undermined and blocked by contact with unstable and contagious Neptune in its own sign of murky, oceanic Pisces, SCOTUS is apparently scheduled to decide on the constitutionality of the Obama administration's Affordable Health Care Act--allegedly by late June 2012!
As for the Sun (the main topic of this post!) a helpful (or slippery slope) to Neptune may show for the President (Sun) who may be the smooth talker mentioned here with Neptune in 3rd H of Communications; plus, Sun will oppose Pluto in about one week with their cycle having begun (conjunction) on December 29, 2011 at '8Cap' conjunct Facies one of the 'victimization' stars. Something is culminating in the Sun/Pluto department and/or relationships are strained or ended but further sleuthing will be needed beginning with the date, December 29, 2011.Upstarts in 4th House: US natal Uranus 8Gem55 Visited by Venus
Transit Venus to US natal Uranus heightens the ability to coordinate group activities such as political campaigns and military or surveillance operations. Mars 23Vir38 in 9th H of Foreign Lands denotes US troops far afield and foreign fighters who oppose our occupations of their countries. This Mars is quite busy for The Warrior sets off America's problematic Mars/Neptune square with its misdirected or misguided energy and confused or deceptive motivations (or inspired actions!) while conjoining both US n Neptune and President Obama's n Mars which, as you know, conjoins our national Neptune, the 'rockstar' link that veils his true actions and motivations.
Mars to n Neptune is a time when keeping a low profile and being cautious in all things is the best advice yet the 6th H indicators mentioned above concerning Jupiter and Mirfak hint that a different and unfortunate course may be taken instead. Of course, Mars conj n Mars is a Mars Return as previously discussed on SO'W for President Obama, though its degree here is not precise to the minute so you may wish to check out a previous post Obama's Mars Return 2012: Jan-Feb-June since its dynamism influences the next two years (new cycle of activity) in all the realms of Mars. And the new cycle may just aid him in getting re-elected in November 2012.
Well, there are plenty more chart factors to be delineated, of course, as you see, but briefer is better on a blog, don't you think?
Now here's a list of previous articles that relate to Summer Solstice 2012 on some level or another. Most are written by yours truly since I know which Political Astrology topics are already covered here (though with over 3,000 posts published on SO'W, it isn't always easy to locate them!) However, most on the list do contain links to articles by other astrologers and authors--in fact, the first suggestion includes the not-to-be-missed and latest forecast from mundane astrologer Theodore White:
Spring Equinox 2012 (horoscope supports the above indicators of conflict and war with the Mars/Saturn midpoint at Midheaven--'Mars/Saturn' = wars that persist (Munkasey); MC = The Goal. So...US military will remain in Afghanistan until 2024? Unconscionable, high-handed, and outrageous! Certain global banking houses keep Washington on a really tight leash, don't they? But waging war is all about the power elite making Big Money and consolidating over-arching power, after all, so the President's announcement is no surprise.)
America's Sun-Pluto Obsession which could be about our traditional 'cult of personality' tendencies of Sun worship (ex: The President) as well as meddling from other power-filled folk with plutonian natures who rule the US from afar--US natal Pluto out-of-bounds in Capricorn, sign of the old country.
Plus, here's a list of 2012's 5 Super Moons, the first of which occurred on April 6 and the second and largest (closest) one appearing this very night as Lady Luna in Scorpio rises at sunset!~:~
Blog-Note: now in preparation is something New and Coming Soon, if all goes well--the first issue of Stars Over Washington Monthly, a 3-month subscription newsletter in which more details will be aired concerning political and astrological topics and which will primarily focus on the Politics and politicians of Washington DC, our astrological 'stand in' for America herself, and keeping in mind that America is a 'stand in' for our modern Global Society.
You see, my feeling after seven years of using Astrology to reveal Politics here on SO'W and on other blogs is that precious few readers make it to the end of longer articles because only those who are truly interested are...well, truly interested. Therefore, I shall make available more of my research for those who are curious or are studying Political Astrology themselves as do I (or who wish to critique my conclusions!) Plus, the majority of my mundane research is never published online--as of yet. As always, your comments, opinions, and queries will be welcome so I do hope you'll stay tuned and consider checking out SO'W Monthly! jc