May 25, 2013 Lunar Eclipse Conjoins Election 2012's Mercury Station Rx
by Jude Cowell
Other than the political besieging of President Obama currently en vogue with his Republican opponents concerning Benghazi, IRS targeting of the tax status of 'Tea Party' and 'Patriot' groups, and more, it remains to be seen how or if the May 25, 2013 Lunar Eclipse @4Sag08 will affect the second term of President Barack Obama. We know the GOP will wound the president's legacy as deeply as they can and are keeping in mind Election 2016 as they stir up as much mischief as possible with Hillary Clinton their target along with the president whose White House stint they've aimed to sabotage from the start.
The American people are inconsequential 'collateral damage' as the GOP allows mottoes such as 'success at any cost' and 'might makes right' to be admirable political strategies no matter who gets hurt (as do some Democrats, not to let them off the hook.)
Opposite the eclipsed Moon is, of course, the Sun @4Gem08 on May 25th which astrologically spotlights the president's natal Moon @3Gem21 (in his natal 4th house, a Psychological house that also relates to his living quarters and domestic scene.)
Here's a view of the Lunar Eclipse horoscope for May 25, 2013 12:24:55 am edt White House Washington DC--please click to enlarge the image for a few basic astro-notes scribbled thereon:
Hour of Saturn; ASC 3AQ17 (the position of Jupiter in 10th house of the Inauguration 2009 chart); Saturn is chart-ruler with Uranus as co- or sub-ruler (they were in opposition on Election Day 2008 and for January 20, 2009, as you remember: status quo v progress---I said for Mr. Obama, status quo would win out with his natal Saturn in its own sign of Capricorn, and as you know, his continuation and ramping up of Bush policies has been well-noted by the press.)
Chart-ruler Saturn in 9th house applies to a trine of opportunity with Neptune in 1st house (0A58), a time when traditional ideas and institutions may develop a spiritual flavor, and repayment and collection of debts is on the menu; huge social responsibilities are taken on or addressed, moral standards increase in importance, and solutions may be found.
Sub-ruler Uranus and powerful Pluto remain in square aspect (0S15) with their frustrating square becoming exact once again on May 20, 2013 @11Ari14/11Cap14 (7:00 pm edt.) Will new protests, uprisings, and/or rallies break out as generations clash? Well, nebulous Neptune, planet of the masses and of the media, squares the Lunar Eclipse of May 25th thus increasing the chances of confusion, deception, and/or mass movements within the environment. And naturally Neptune's rulership of the oceans, water in general, gas and oil, secret agents, and loss through any or all of them should kept in mind.
As you see, the awareness-producing Lunar Eclipse occurs in the 10th house of Public Status when the horoscope is set for the White House (or anywhere within the District of Columbia) with the Sun in the domestic 4th house (across the 4/10 Security axis.) The preceding Solar Eclipse @19Tau31 of May 9, 2013 falls in the 3rd house near the South Node of the Moon, a separative point showing where energy is drained from current circumstances. The Jupiterian North Node, a point of encounters and future direction, and austere, business-minded Saturn @6Sco17 Rx, are in 9th house of Foreign Lands, Travel, Higher Education, and Philosophy.
Contentious activist Mars @25Tau30 is closest planet to an Angle (IC 24Tau28) and has prevalence for this reason and is in 1st house of the Inauguration 2009 chart (ASC 14Tau03); also at IC lurks a very difficult Fixed Star, *Algol--look below for themes from various sources for this ruthless star. Mars rules the 10th house of Public Status (with Pluto bwo Scorpio) and the 3rd house of Communications.
Stealthy, wealthy plutocrat, Pluto @11Cap10 Rx, planet of transformation and death, creeps about in the 12th house of Politics, Karma, Self-Undoing, and Large Institutions (such as vet hospitals), possibly with his surgery instruments in hand. Chart-co-ruler, quirky rebel Uranus @11Ari25, is posited in the 2nd house of our National Treasury and has a potential for sudden upset and disruption in financial matters. Currency evaluation or speculation may be indicated as well with 8th house ruler Mercury in 5th house conjunct Venus, planet of values, evaluations, and relationships.
In 5th house of Risk-Taking, Gambling, and Creative Pursuits (including Children) we find Venus and Mercury conjunct (19Gem05/13) along with banker, guru, professor, and General, Jupiter @22Gem43. Of course, Jupiter also relates to Politics and to whichever of our political parties wants to invest or spend money at any particular moment. Plus, this position of Jupiter is a transit to US natal Mars, a time when success in competition is possible if over-confidence and over-estimation can be avoided; male relationships are highlighted, plus, indulgence and luxurious travel may be indicated (Air Force One could become a factor or a news item at this time.)
Now as you know, both Lunar and Solar Eclipses tend to spotlight or uncover hidden things or secrets with the Lunar factor emphasizing an unconscious flavor to discoveries such as 'Freudian slips'--or, unfortunate leaks of information may occur. And with all that's brewing in our nation's capital these days, it remains to be seen what new secrets will be revealed as Summer 2013 nears.
Let's close with the two degree's symbols to describe the May 25th Lunar Eclipse using the rounding-up method (4:08 = 5.)
Sabian Symbols of Sun and Moon May 25, 2013--each **degree is the Illumination Point of the other:
Sun @5Gem: "A Radical Magazine" = 'TANGENCY--positive expression: personality in its highly effective capacity for putting its stamp on everything it touches; negative'/(unconscious/shadow side--jc): 'a perverse tendency to quarrel with everybody.'
Moon @5Sag: "An Old Owl Up in a Tree" = 'NORMALITY--pos: exceptional wisdom or effective self-restraint in each detail of personal accomplishment; neg: self-betraying intellectual and emotional smugness.'
Any thoughts on the May 2013 Lunar Eclipse? No? Then it feels as if I'm just typing into the wind!
*Caput Algol (Beta Perseaus; a double variable star--Medusa's Head in the Hand of Perseus; 26Tau) potentials include: violence, damage to neck and throat, decapitation, 'losing one's head', murder, horror, illness, criminality (A. Louis); harmful fires (D. Rosenberg); no important battles should begin when Algol's light is weak; disaster (Ebertin-Hoffmann); Algol with MC = mob violence, murder, tragic endings (N. DeVore.)
**4-5 Gem/Sag are considered 'nuclear degrees'--I just don't like to say so.
5Gem/5Sag from The Sabian Symbols in Astrology, Marc Edmund Jones.