Chart Analysis with discussion of Astrological Events
Come senators, congressmen
2013 Equinox chart for the Washington, D.C. is governed by an
extreme level of challenging energy.
There is a sextile - and mutual reception - between Saturn and Pluto supporting Saturn's influence, which adds intensity to Saturn and bestows more authority to Pluto in the challenging square between Pluto and Uranus.
Virgo on the cusp of the eighth house - where the Libran Sun resides - adds magnified observation, critical precision, and a refined level of intensity to all matters associated with the eighth house, Scorpio's natural domain. Venus, the ruler of Libra, is in Scorpio - a sign where astrologer's describe Venus as in its "fall"- a sign that inhibits positive attributes of Venus. Add to that, Venus is conjunct Saturn. Whew, that's a lot of restrained, frustrated, challenging energy!
And yet there is more! Magnifying this energy is an applying T-square with Venus-Saturn, Moon, and Mars. Astrologers are known to quibble over the size of orbs allowed between aspects - the opposition shown in the chart above from the Moon to Venus and Saturn squares Mars within three hours of the Sun's entrance into Libra, however, had I allowed for a wider 5 degree orb instead of a tight 3 degree orb, the chart would show red lines drawing a stressful T-square between the Moon, Mars, and Venus-Saturn.
Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto dominate the season - Expect challenge and uncertainty. But... look around, read the news - one can surely recognize that Bob Dylan's song, which captured the tumultuous spirit of the '60's, could have been written today...
"The line it is drawn,
The curse it is cast, The slow one now Will later be fast, As
the present now Will later be past, The order is Rapidly fadin',
Now, with all that in mind, let us look at the chart. This is the framework in which the transiting planetary aspects of the season will act.
The Equinox Sun appears in
the eighth house for Washington, D.C. chart.
Mercury in Libra in the eighth house - Typically, wherever Mercury is located, much activity surrounds the matters governed by the house. In Mundane astrology, Mercury chiefly relates to political meetings, debates, and to the Speaker of the House. Much more will come out regarding the IRS and the Tea Party scandal, much more debate over the budget, and there will be much, much more talk regarding weapons in Syria. (The eighth house in political and sociological terms rules, among other things, the IRS, the national debt, national expenditures, the FBI, and weapons)
Saturn, co-ruler of the chart, is in the ninth house conjunct Venus, opposing the Moon in Taurus in the third house - In a Mundane chart the Moon signifies the Public, and in the third house, it signifies the Public Mind. A Taurus Moon suggests the need for stability and certainty is on the Public's mind. However, the need for stability and certainty is very unlikely to be met since the Moon is opposed by the Venus-Saturn conjunction. Moreover, a Moon-Venus-Saturn opposition square Mars strongly suggests trouble for the government. Ambassadors are criticized, and it is not a good time for foreign affairs.
Nor is Saturn conjunct Venus fortunate for business, trade, banks and money matters. In money matters, this aspect suggests loss of revenue and depreciation in the value of stocks and shares. Venus-Saturn in Scorpio in the 9th suggests foreign support of the growing US debt (buying of bonds) may be restricted in some way.
The third house indicates that rail accidents are possible as well as storms or collisions at sea.
Ok, now for all who are stressed out by this interpretation, here is where I add something positive... With the Moon in Taurus in the third, and school back in session, it is an ideal time to look into finding tax advantages and tax savings plans for education. Actually, anytime the Moon is in Taurus is an excellent time to add to/ or open a savings account.
Mars in the seventh house
square Venus - Foreign relations suffer with talk of war/or actual
Mars placement in the seventh also indicates potential legal challenges, and Mars square Venus in Scorpio suggests an increase in national expenditures and taxation.
Additionally, the T-square with Mars, Moon, and Venus Saturn is reflective of the challenging energy from the applying T-square between the Sun, Uranus and Pluto.
Pluto in the eleventh house square Uranus in the second house. Here, Pluto imparts intensity and power to matters pertaining to the legislative branch of government. In mutual reception with/and sextile to Saturn, Pluto is able to garner even more strength as long as it acts responsibly.
Pluto square Uranus in the second house suggests that money matters will be met with resistance from Congress with much unwillingness to co-operate. It is possible a surprising move from the Fed causes fluctuations and losses in stocks. Banks, investments, and business suffers. The President will encounter much opposition from Congress. There will be considerable debate regarding military actions as the T-square forms between the Sun, Uranus and Pluto at the beginning of October. Lunar energy joins in with a New Moon on October 4.
Each of the New Moon charts will aspect and activate the energy of the Pluto-Uranus square - the New Moon in Libra, with a T-square; the New Moon in Scorpio - a Solar Eclipse - aspects the square with a sextile, and the New Moon in Sagittarius aspects the Pluto-Uranus square with a trine.
Neptune in Pisces in the first house - Neptune's nature is passive, but compassionate, having concern for all humanity, and is associated with democratic political movements. According to Green, with Neptune unafflicted by hard aspects in the first house, "popular interests and movements come to the front and make themselves felt in the national life". Increased attention is given to religious and spiritual groups and democratic goodwill.
Jupiter in Cancer in the sixth house - Jupiter is exalted in the sign of Cancer, but is not strong in the sixth house. There will be increased attention to all matters pertaining to the sixth house, such as the armed forces, civil servants, unions, and the health care law - The Affordable Care Act - aka as Obamacare.
On September the 26th, Venus will trine Jupiter, which should help to improve foreign relations and settle much confusion over the debate of funding the Affordable Care Act.
NOTE: Interpretations are primarily based upon the writings of H. S. Green in the book, Mundane Astrology: The Astrology of Nations and States. Planetary aspects provide conditions for the possibility of action - interpretations of these possibilities are merely suggestions of possible action given by the astrologer reading the horoscope. Marlene Pfeifle.
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All the best for the season!