for the four weeks beginning SEPTEMBER 6, 2022
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USA Mundane Forecast §§§ The Biden Report §§§ Other Locations §§§ Ingress Summaries §§§ Transits to Capsolar Planets §§§ Outer Planet Sign Transits
LONG-TERM (Solar Ingresses)
Capsolar effective Jan 15, 2022 to Jan 15, 2023. (Summarized from my Jan 15-30 forecast.)
- An accounting cycle for the Biden administration. Republican gains seem certain in the midterm elections.
- Sun conjunct Pluto (1°21'): Unprecedented conditions, irrevocable shifts, rebellion against conditions, assault or removal of those in power, and disrespect for law (greater lawlessness). People demand freedom from control or leadership they feel is failing them. Solar figures are challenged and held accountable. More people think of themselves as "a law unto oneself" or exception to the rules. Many possibilities, from natural disasters to political confrontation.
- Since May 22, Sun-Pluto has progressed to within 1°00'. This progression lasts until January. We are in the part of 2022 when the above Sun-Pluto phenomena come into their own.
- Moon-Mars-Neptune: Crime is up. Neighborhoods feel more dangerous. Ferocious civil unrest. What was once called "civilization" rips open with unaddressed grievance while struggling to settle into new patterns in which people feel safer and more secure.
- Sun-Pluto with Moon-Mars-Neptune: Increased physical threat to the president or the Federal government as a whole (perhaps through heightened domestic terrorism).
- Moon opposite Mars (affecting the world as a whole): A state of alarm. Typical expressions: violence, blood, fire, earthquakes, accidents, other destruction; often significant loss of life. Other expressions: war, bombings and explosions, other attacks, deaths of leaders. Moon square Neptune (local to Washington): Waves of emotional reaction, fervor, herd-mind arousal, or panic accompanied by confusion, disorientation, uncertainty, and an undermined sense of security. Mars-Neptune: Panic or feeling the ground fall from under one’s feet - surging adrenaline with heightened aroused emotion - increasing the risk of treachery, sabotage, other betrayal, poisoned relationships, and scandal.
- Sun/Mercury = IC: Broadly intensifies and highlights Mercury themes, including transportation, commerce, and science. Mercury square Uranus: Scientific and technological advances continue (no turning from technology). Freedom and flexibility in communication and travel are big break-out themes, including significant expansion and redesign in social media's impact. Science continues to have direct, relevant influence on people's changing lives.
- Mercury-Uranus impacts social trends: With growing urgency of antisocial independence and autonomous self-sufficiency, with people feeling exempt from precedents and historic social standards, "independent thinking" becomes a rallying cry (though probably more of a fantasy than a reality: herd-mind passions surge the cry for "independent" opinion). Passion-fed rejection of expert opinion, reliance on crowd opinion, other challenges to convention or authority. “Don’t tell me how to think” takes on new, widespread life.
MEDIUM-TERM (The Bridge)
Beginning September 18, the Capsolar's progressed Mercury-Pluto opposition moves within a 1° orb. Worldwide, this becomes a new, active theme for the remainder of the Capsolar year (until mid-January). Mercury-Pluto signifies major collisions, whether of information, communication, or vehicles. (Collisions of ideas are most common.) Leadership hangs in the balance. Overall, consequences of current events stun the intellect impactful, reframing how people think about things (possibly changing minds). Mercury themes undergo radical change for the next four months.
Middle-term trends in September shift a lot. For months, Pluto and Neptune transits have co-existed. This month, Neptune's square to Capsolar Moon expires, showing us breaking away from the trends summarized in the first paragraph below.
September 6-8: These few days conclude six months of a NEPTUNE-PLUTO ZONE, during which we have seen collective voices raised in response to pervasive anxiety or "never knowing when the other shoe will drop," heightened emotional reaction, fervor, and herd-mind arousal accompanied by uncertainty and an undermined sense of security. (The overturning of Roe was the centerpiece, but hardly it's only expression.)
September 9-21: Jupiter crossing Cansolar angles signals a time when things improve. It's unclear what forms this will take except that (being transits to Cansolar) this may run independent of the Pluto and Neptune transits to the Capsolar. Right now, the best form Jupiter prosperity could take would be economic, with results such as a rising stock market and lower home costs (even though the Fed is expected to step up interest rates again), a calming of inflation, continued strength in the jobs market, and a subjective sense that more people have more money in their pocked.
September 22-END: Neptune leaves the picture, so uncertainty and anxiety ease. One day in (9/23) a second Jupiter transit appears: It squares progressed Capsolar Moon outright replacing Neptune's long transit to Capsolar Moon. This Pluto and double Jupiter continue for the rest of the Caplunar month.
September 24-29 and October 2-3: Within this time, Mars squares Cansolar and CanQ Moon for two short periods. With Pluto and Jupiter transiting the Capsolar while Jupiter and Mars transit the Cansolar, we expect exuberance, fervor, and strength. These aspects can mean hard economic blows, but probably mean the opposite: A feeling of greater economic strength and confidence, greater industry and productivity, increased spending that reflects economic expansion - either through greater consumer confidence or increased federal spending. In military or athletic matters during this time, the U.S. wins.
Mars remains in Taurus all month. There are no major planet sign changes. Summaries of longer-term trends from outer planet sign transits are here.
SHORT-TERM (Lunar Ingresses)
Caplunar (Sep 6) Effective September 6 to October 3, especially the first week, September 6-12. Like last week's Liblunar, this chart is all about the Moon-Pluto aspect closely angular. Moon is half a degree from Eastpoint (in RA) and just over 1° from exact conjunction with Pluto.
Moon-Pluto marks events stun our sensibilities and halt the mind with their intensity with unprecedented conditions and irrevocable shifts. This aspect (not angular, but existing with a small orb) has marked almost every weekly ingress for the last three years, so "unprecedented conditions and irrevocable shifts" have been the tone of our lives for a while: Staggeringly intense circumstances have held our attention until most people really want them to be done and over. The difference (since the aspect is exactly angular this week) is that we won't be able to take our eyes off of them right now: They will be in our face.
Mercury and Jupiter are on the meridian through the longitude shared by Minneapolis and Des Moines: The month's best news comes from along that line. Mars-Neptune intersect in southeast Colorado: Expect terrifying events and harm within 150 miles or so of the spot. The longitude of Los Angeles gets an exact Mars line, matching the violent Capsolar and suggesting this is one of the worst times of the year for the area. The Southwest in general will be swamped with Sun and excessive heat.
Arilunar (Sep 12) Effective Sep 12-20. Uranus is on Eastpoint with Mars more widely foreground. Events in Washington are sensational, unexpected, and centered on conflict (but what else do we expect in an election season?). Though some relationships become frayed, there is no sense that this is an outside attack.
Surprisingly bold moves come from one side or the other, with the party in power being in the best place to deliver these. Uranus is closely squared by Saturn, enhancing the idea that this is a strained partisan conflict between liberal and conservative wings. Rising Mars is squared by Venus which, when it isn't about sex (abortion protection will get a larger share of headlines this week) is simply saying that passions are inflamed, desire screams above the sound of reason, tempers are shorter, and alliances are stressed. (Neither Saturn nor Venus is foreground.)
Mars slices through New England, Uranus and Pluto intersect near Minneapolis (where we saw Mercury-Jupiter for the month: is a wondrous discovery emerging near there?), Jupiter graces southern California, Nevada, and the Columbia Valley giving welcome relief, while the Washington and Oregon coasts have some anxiety - perhaps a small earthquake or a threat from the sea?
Canlunar (Sep 20) Effective Sep 20-Oct 10. With the subsequent Liblunar and Caplunar silent for Washington, this Canlunar is a three-week chart. It's loudest message may be that we are all eagerly awaiting answers about something and (dang it!) the answers keep just out of reach.
Neptune is 0°16' from Descendant, Sun about 3° from Ascendant, giving us a moderate Sun-Neptune opposition. This isn't a strong chart so it doesn't warrant much anxiety when I say Sun-Neptune usually stirs chaotic, disorienting events with a spinning, spiral-confusion pattern. We may have anxiety about the president, whose personal chart is Mercury-Neptune dominated: This familiar pattern usually means that something has happened and the White House has not yet been able to get enough information to act decisively or tell us what's really going on. We have to wait a while. (There's a good chance that a former president - who remains a solar figure in the collective mind - will be in the news with swarming confusion and the public not quite getting the real story.)
I think the main outcome will be heightened emotions amidst uncertainty and unclarity. Sun-Neptune is joined by Venus square Mars again (this time 2° in mundo). People aren't overly worried (seem mostly at peace) with the Sun/Venus midpoint 0°11' from an angle. It's a strange few weeks.
Los Angeles has Saturn on Descendant (squared by Uranus), marking a hard week. (This spreads through most of California.) Mars squares Ascendant from the Florida panhandle to Milwaukee.
Liblunar (Sep 27)
The Liblunar is silent (dormant) in Washington, so the Canlunar continues in force. Areas deserving special attention are the longitude of Miami (all the way to eastern Pennsylvania), with Saturn on IC, and the Texas panhandle where Moon-Pluto exactly intersect (perhaps signaling unusual border issues, or a local disturbance). The usual interpretations apply.