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US forecast Aug 23 - Sep 19, 2018 - DRAFT

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:03 pm

USA Mundane Forecast
for the four weeks beginning August 23, 2018

If you are unfamiliar with the methods and interpretations of Sidereal mundane astrology, see my free book Sidereal Mundane Astrology. (A link to the current edition can always be found near the top of the Publications sub-forum.) For standard interpretations, see Chapter 8 of the current (15th) Edition.

USA Mundane Forecast: http://solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2437
Trump Watch: http://solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=46& ... 641#p17642
Other Locations: http://solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2437#p17643
Ingress Summaries: http://solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2437#p17644
Transits to Solunar Planets: http://solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=46&t=2437#p17645


LONG-TERM (Solar Ingress) PATTERNS
The 12 months beginning January 15, 2018 are unstable, revolutionary, revising, remapping, anti-establishment, and often anti-government. Here are the highlights from the Capsolar (most of which have already been manifesting all year exactly as written in January):

Pluto (0°08') & Uranus (0°42') angular. A spirit of revolution assaults current systems, tearing at iconic structures. Victory in the 2018 elections will fall to those who present best as rebels. PLUTO: High-impact events that sever connections. Mainstream and counter-establishment sensibilities clash. Leader crises, financial crises, severing historic relations. Natural disasters include hurricanes, earthquakes, floods. URANUS: Explosions (literal or metaphorical); sudden rupture, shock, surprise, overflowing normal boundaries & limitations. Disclosures, revelations, surprise attacks, changes in leadership, protests, and revolts and their suppression.

Foreground SUN-VENUS-URANUS: Changes in foreign relations are a certainty. Shifting social values, including increased liberty in Venus matters. "Culture wars" kick up more intensely for the midterm elections. The voice of rebellion is concentrated on those in the highest office.

MOON conjoins MERCURY & SATURN. Expect economic narrowing and backtracking on the recovery: recession is not unthinkable. Capsolars had close Moon-Saturn aspects in 1819, 1837, and 2008, which should concern students of American money crises. Its record for violent inhumanity is heart-stopping. Climate destabilization will escalate faster in 2018 than in previous years, with tragic, life-smashing consequences.
  • Mercury + Saturn. Restrictions, delays, failures, & calamity in transportation & communication. Communication fails for technical reasons & because people stop listening to each other. Information flow is interrupted & rationed. Data integrity is increasingly doubted; cybersecurity is a greater priority than cyber-expansion. Commerce is interrupted: More newspapers go out of business, more small businesses close their doors.
  • Moon-Mercury: the media remains much of the story.
  • Moon-Saturn: hardship, narrowing, sacrifice, loss, sadness, with few causes for celebration. Bereavement, deprivation, disappointment, destructive assaults by people & nature; other hardship centers primarily on alienation and divisiveness. It will be a good year for undertakers.
  • Saturn in Sagittarius: Internationalism, immigration, aviation, elitism, hierarchical economic separation, & missiles dominate headlines.
MARS-JUPITER: Resources are squandered, stretched past capacity. Religious evangelism and other belief-driven enthusiasm and aggression accelerate. Bigots have louder voices. In nature, as in human affairs, expect stormy weather.

Cansolar (July 17)
Moon exactly rises (0°22') in 0°16' PVP square to Neptune, part of a Moon-Venus-Neptune PVP T-square. Saturn is widely foreground. This construct primarily suggests passionate waves of populism sweeping us toward the fall elections. Moon foreground shows powerful response by the masses feeling strongly about things, the herd’s collective will surging up powerfully from mass mind. Human-interest stories move the public emotionally to an unusual degree and children are highlighted in the news (so, for example, the current story about immigrant children being separated from their families likely will continue). Moon-Neptune reiterates extreme waves of emotional reaction, fervor, herd-mind arousal, and even hysteria accompanied by confusion, disorientation, uncertainty, and an undermined sense of security. (Expect much mob-like emotional frenzy from political rallies this summer.) Venus-Neptune signals intense devotion, passionate belief, compelling fantasy or role-playing, and performance art; disillusionment, betrayed alliances, perceived offenses, and diplomatic embarrassment.


MEDIUM-TERM PATTERNS (The Bridge)
All month is a PLUTO Zone (transiting Pluto squares Capsolar Ascendant). This reiterates and concentrates Pluto elements in the Capsolar interpretation above.


SHORT-TERM (Lunar Ingress) PATTERNS

Caplunar (Aug 23)
The Caplunar covers August 23 to September, especially the first week, August 23-30. Passions run high this month. Relationships are more volatile. Everything feels more personal and emotionally important.

For the world in general, edgy conflict is fueled by a wide Moon-Mars conjunction in early Capricorn. However, for Washington, DC this is amped up considerably: Mundanely the Moon-Mars conjunction is only 0°32' wide. It is paired with a closely angular Venus. While Venus and Mars often disagree on whether to lean toward war or peace, they concur on heated engagement. Inflamed passions prevail over reason. International relationships can be strained and domestic debate hits a wall.

This chart leans toward the negative. Besides the headline Venus + Mars themes, Pluto is about 5° on one side of Descendant and Saturn about 9° on the other side. These, concurrent with an angular Venus, do not support conciliation and easy alliance. They tend more toward separation (or at least greater distance). Although Venus and Mars strong together sometimes match significant national sports events (I'm not aware of any occurring in the month ahead) or an unusual entertainment opportunity on the national stage, this exact grouping of planets is more like to stir collective feelings of the loss of something intimate and precious.

On 8/26, with Mars at its station, CanQ Ascendant squares Mars, promising a volatile if not violent day, with tempers and competition high.

Arilunar (Aug 30)
Due to two dormant lunar ingresses following, the Arilunar covers August 30 to September 19, the rest of the astrological month. Much of the acute passion and intense engagement of the Caplunar is reinforced by a partile Moon-Venus-Mars T-square - mundane aspects for Washington, all three legs within a degree. It may even be on a theme of something steamily sexy!

One advantage over the Caplunar, though, is that Mercury and Jupiter are both within 3° of angle and of square with each other. Mercury-Jupiter is the only angular feature of the Arilunar. As a start, this brings a strong opportunity for diplomacy and, more generally, for people to intentionally listen to each other. This is excellent for commercial alliances, trade negotiations, successful conversations and cooperation, and perhaps major judicial action.

Mercury-Jupiter is rare for adversity; however, the Moon-Venus-Mars still promises fire. Under Mercury-Jupiter, negative events nearly always take the form of one party’s victory at the cost of another’s loss: a clear win-lose scenario.

September 1, Uranus (on CanQ Descendant) startles us out of our sleep with either shocks or disclosures - in any case, bad surprises. September 2-5 is a rough patch, with Saturn and Neptune crossing CapQ angles together (fortified by Sun opposite Neptune part of that time).

Canlunar (Sep 6)
The Canlunar is dormant, so the Arilunar (and, of course, the monthly Caplunar) continue to define the week. It does, however, add fuel to existing trends: The world in general, Moon square Venus is trying to calm things down; but for Washington, there is a half-degree Moon-Mars opposition. America likely will take the lead on aggressive, uncooperative behavior.

Centered on 9/7, Mercury and Neptune cross Q angles together, suggesting obfuscation or missed communication (and thus missed opportunities).

Liblunar (Sep 12)
The Liblunar is dormant. The Caplunar and Arilunar have the week to themselves.

September 13 is better for communication and "winning" overall with CanQ Ascendant on Jupiter while MC is on Mercury.
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Trump Watch

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:04 pm

[This is a DRAFT post, a template for writing the new month's forecast. At present, content in RED has not been rewritten at all and is still the old month.]

PROGRESSIONS & TRANSITS
President Trump continues several progressions this month, of which the foremost are these, a mix of powerfully positive and positively negative patterns coexisting:
  • p Saturn conjunct p Midheaven
  • p Mars sextile r Pluto
  • p Venus conjunct r Jupiter (p Venus also trines r Uranus; p Sun aspects Venus-Jupiter)
However, the more positive progressions still dominate through this month. Trump will seem protected, having surprising fortune extricating him from his difficulties. At birth, he had Jupiter trine Uranus within 0°26'. Progressed Venus has just passed the Jupiter (07') and trines Uranus. Progressed Moon sextiles the entire pattern (carried over from last month when it was exact). In fact, beginning September 13, transiting Jupiter squares progressed Moon, which will intensify these advantages.

Transiting Pluto squares his Jupiter again all month. This has been the defining transit of his presidency, an aspect that uplifts the lowly and drags down the almighty. Beginning August 29, transiting Pluto also aspects progressed Sun. This builds on and compounds much that the Pluto-Jupiter transit says.

SIDEREAL LUNAR RETURN (Aug 20)
Natal Uranus is 0°27' from MC. Transiting Neptune is 0°22' from EP. They are about 3° from exact ecliptical square, but only 0°48' from perfect square in right ascension, heightened by this angularity.

Neptune will transit Trump's Uranus for the next year or two, and occasionally come to the angles of his return charts. This month should give us an opportunity to see what that often enigmatic aspect will mean for him.

Often the consequences of this transit are primarily psychological until it nears its climax. Altered views of reality stimulate important inner changes. In particular a dream, temptation, or lure (transiting Neptune) inspires you to make major changes (natal Uranus), maybe to overhaul your whole life. It brings exotic ideas, ingenuity, and new perspectives.

What might this mean especially and uniquely for Donald Trump? We know he has the daring - the gall - to pursue whatever he wants. We also know that, while he seems to change his mind all the time, he rarely makes substantive changes in his views regarding anything of great importance. However, if there is a time for a dream of a different future to grab hold of him and set him in motion, it is under this aspect over the next couple of years.

We need to watch these four weeks closely. They will tell us things about the next two years.

His Uranus is strongly connected to luminaries and very positively aspected. However, its midpoint structures implicate deception connected to failed relationships as important themes in any major Uranus transit. His Uranus is most potently at Ne/As, and also closely aspects Ve/Pl and Sa/Pl.

Background factors have a hand in what is occurring. Away from the angles are three partile transits: Pluto to natal Jupiter, Mercury conjunct natal Pluto, and Sun conjunct natal Mars. These are challenging, confrontational, and combative. He is advised not to turn his back on what they mean in his current life (and they surely mean something connected with the Mueller investigation).

SIDEREAL DEMI-LUNAR RETURN (Sep 3)

r Pluto on Dsc +1°22'
t Mercury on Dsc -2°04' [sq. r MC 0°52']
r Mars on Dsc -2°55'
-- t Mercury conj. r Mars 0°51'
-- t Mercury conj. r Pluto 3°26'
-- r Mars-Pluto conj. 4°17'
-- -- r Ma/Pl on Dsc 0°47'
t Sun on WP -1°58' [on Dsc -8°31']

t Pluto sq. r Jupiter 0°28'
t Venus sq. r Venus 0°52' [sq. r Saturn 1°04']

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SIDEREAL LUNAR RETURN (Sep 16)

r Mercury on Dsc +0°18'
t Mars conj. EP -1°12'
t Pluto on Asc -4°34'
t Venus on MC +5°47'
-- t Pluto op. r Mercury 4°52' in mundo
-- t Venus sq. r Mercury 4°29' in mundo
t Uranus on IC +5°23'
t Saturn on Asc +8°38'
r Saturn on Dsc -8°51'
-- t Pluto op. r Saturn 4°17'
[Mars & Saturn separately sq. Venus op. Uranus]
-- Venus-Uranus op. 0°36' in mundo
-- Mars-Uranus sq. 0°38'
-- Saturn-Uranus sq. 3°25' in mundo
-- Venus-Mars sq. 3°32'
-- Venus-Saturn sq. 4°01' in mundo

Moon sq. Sun 1°40'
Moon sq. Mercury 2°05'
-- Sun-Mercury conj. 3°45'

t Pluto sq. r Jupiter 0°21'
t Sun sq. r Sun 0°03'

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Other Locations

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:05 pm

Geographic areas centered on map lines have a roughly 150-200 mile leeway (3°) for strong effects. For these mappings of planetary energies, see standard interpretations in Chapter 8 of Sidereal Mundane Astrology. (A link to the free current edition can always be found near the top of the Publications sub-forum.) Readers may wish to consider all planet lines and intersections against the standard interpretations.

Caplunar (Aug 23)
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Arilunar (Aug 30)
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Canlunar (Sep 6)
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Liblunar (Sep 12)
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Ingress Summaries

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:06 pm

This section provides the raw components from which forecasts are drawn, to give a quick visual overview and make it easier to see when lunar ingresses echo patterns already stated within operative solar ingresses.

SOLAR INGRESSES

2018 CAPSOLAR (Jan 15)
Uranus Pluto (Sun Venus).
Moon-Mercury Moon-Saturn Sun-Venus Sun-Uranus Su/Pl Venus-Uranus Ve/Pl Mars-Jupiter.

2018 CANSOLAR (Jul 17)
Moon (Saturn).
Moon-Venus Moon-Neptune Venus-Neptune.

LUNAR INGRESSES

CAPLUNAR (Aug 23)
Venus (Saturn Pluto). Moon-Mars (Saturn-Neptune).

ARILUNAR (Aug 30)
Mercury Jupiter. Moon-Venus Moon-Mars Mercury-Jupiter.

CANLUNAR (Sep 6)
(Dormant.) Moon-Venus Moon-Mars.

LIBLUNAR (Sep 12)
(Dormant.)
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Transits to Capsolar Planets

Post by Jim Eshelman » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:06 pm

Transits to Capsolar planets seem valid when interpreted as inherently, these would not be locale-specific. Preliminary conclusions from the first months of watching is that they are indeed important identifiers for locales where the 'natal' planet was angular in the Capsolar, or where it spins to a CapQ angle on a particular day.

t Pluto conj. Capsolar Pluto ALL MONTH
t Saturn conj. Capsolar Saturn ALL MONTH
t Jupiter conj. Capsolar Jupiter September 7-20 (exact 9/14)

Mars transits: None.
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