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The Winter Solstice, Dec 21 2013, 12:11 PM EST, Washington D.C.
Chart Analysis with discussion of Astrological Events
The entrance of the Sun into one
of the four cardinal signs - Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn
- are the most important solar ingress charts of the year as they
form the background for which various other astrological events
of the season take place.
The chart rulers and the Sun's placement in a solar ingress chart govern the energy of the chart.
In the chart above, the 2013 Capricorn ingress for Washington D.C., the Sun is in the ninth house conjunct the Capricorn mid-heaven. Whenever a planet is conjunct an angle it has considerably more strength and influence, and because it straddles the cusp of two houses it influences issues represented by both houses.
The Solstice Sun conjunct
the mid-heaven from the ninth house should bode
very well for the Government, and the President in particular,
however, one must take into consideration the condition of the
Sun in Capricorn's ruler, Saturn.
Aries is rising and the chart's ruler, Mars, is found in the seventh house in Libra. Both by sign and by house, Mars is not in good condition to assert his energy naturally this winter season. Libra and the seventh house are opposite the sign of Aries and its natural house (the 1st house) which makes Mars less inclined to act decisively with a single-minded focus that Mars is known for and is so effective when acting positively.
Additionally, Mars is adversely aspected by an opposition to Uranus from the first house - This is a problematic placement for the Aries Mars! Unfortunate, difficult, and even explosively dangerous situations can arise when Mars energy is challenged by Uranus. H.S. Green states in his book, Mundane Astrology: The Astrology of Nations and States."the sign occupied by Mars may show where the trouble comes from." In this case it would be trouble with U.S. diplomatic relationships.
Uranus in the first house is not only in opposition to Mars in the seventh, but square Pluto in the tenth house. The Uranus - Pluto square has dominated our world since 2012, bringing about sudden and unexpected troubles, uprisings and disturbances, and problematic diplomatic relations. Uranus energy forms a T-square to Pluto, the Sun, the Moon and Mars on Christmas day, and this stressful energy especially influences the first weeks of January and throughout the season. It will be a difficult start to the 2014 year!
False steps, charges of bad faith and broken pledges, are very possible. Cabinet changes, and a failure the get things done at home are very possible. Turbulence and a spirit of discontent and dissatisfaction permeates the country.
The market will reflect the mood of people. The first house represents the prosperity of the people and the Moon represents the mood of the people. When investors are distracted by political problems at home and abroad the market suffers.
The beginning three months of 2014 will bring unexpected challenges for the U.S. - it's very difficult (impossible!) to predict the surprises and shocks a challenged Arien Uranus will produce.
Uranus in Aries when challenged has much impatience and anger. In the U.S., people will express angry disappointment toward the government. (Uranus square Pluto and Moon square Saturn) These squares represent a fundamental challenge between the people of the country and the government - the President in particular.
The Moon in Leo appears in the Fifth house, square Saturn in Scorpio in the eighth house. Social problems arise and prominent political figures lose favor. Very unfavorable for political figures, as well as for increasing revenue.
Jupiter Rx in Cancer appears in the Fourth House
There will be an increase in travel to and from foreign countries from official messengers or representatives. Immigration is a strongly debated topic this season. During the holiday season there is much discussion of religion and religious tolerance.
Pluto in Capricorn appears in the Tenth House square
Pluto and Saturn (The Sun's ruler) are still in mutual reception - in each other's houses (Pluto in the tenth, Saturn in the eighth) both houses of government and the Executive Branch must use this energy to act toward transformation in government and deal with the National Debt, tax reform and health insurance issues.
Venus Rx in Capricorn appears in the Eleventh House
Neptune in Pisces appears in the Twelfth House - Neptune's home - Increased attention is given to religious and spiritual groups. Hospitals and charities benefit, but there is the possibility of administrative scandal with Neptune here. The same goes for scandal in government administration.
Read Randall Ashbourne's weekly Eye of Ra reports and his Forecast 2014 for more specific information as to how transits and planets changing directions might affect the market.
A note on Mercury turning directions:
HOLIDAYS TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE RELIGIOUS and HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES