A TIME ON THE ERA CUSP
Though any year can be called “memorable”, 2020 will undoubtedly be all of that because whatever emerges amid its turmoil, there will be real and marked change.
Clarity about the nature of the pressures building and the barriers passed might wait till the end of the year and beyond, namely in the wake of an important conjunction at the Solstice on 21st December. However, significant conjunctions and factors precede 2020’s Solstice event and the movement towards change will be irrevocable and part of a larger turning of the ages, and life on the cusp.
Precisely when in astronomical terms the approximately 2100 years reign of one era gives way to another cannot be measured, but the end of 2020 and its December Solstice effectively serves as the nearest to a distinct celestial marker for entry into the age of Aquarius. It’s then that, following a total solar eclipse on the 14th December, the generation chronometers, Jupiter and Saturn, make grand conjunction in air sign Aquarius. This is the first of an uninterrupted series of their conjunction across two hundred years of in futuristic Aquarius and the air signs as opposed to earth signs which have been operative since the industrial revolution. The switch to air signals an inflow and consolidation of new interests, ideas and systems.
The inflow is unavoidable. Whether it’s for good or ill depends on many things. Every incoming sign has its positives and negatives, though at its inception what’s ill may not be obvious. When any sign acquires an unfamiliar new strength, the sheer novelty can seem the answer to everything unsatisfactory at the time and previously.
Way back in the seventies, a new age figure, Sybil Leek, warned the coming age might shock many by being rather totalitarian. It’s clearer now that despite all the excited new age idealization of Aquarius in recent decades , society might soon find itself swept into unparalleled high tech arrangements supporting super surveillance and limiting free speech. As a sign and hence as an era, Aquarius has a dual Saturn/Uranus rulership, Senex et Puer, Age and Youth which need to cooperate. We have a taste of this issue in the increasing youth versus age conflict in politics, already well exemplified in Thunberg versus Trump relation Interestingly, if her vision was valid, the late Catholic seeress, Jeane Dixon, warned of the advent of a false prophet antichrist, who would function like a guru to especially crowds of youth. Born under a super-cluster of Aquarian planets back in the sixties, this person would deceptively precede the true and full expression of Aquarian Utopianism in the long desired Millennium.
Be that as it may, positioned on the cusp of the eras as we now are, for whole populations like those of Lebanon, Hong Kong, Chile, Iraq, Iran, France etc, late 2019 already carried the flavour of 2020. It did so because the period was already in the shadow of 2020’s first of that year’s major conjunctions between the slow moving and portentous Saturn and Pluto. The pair finally conjoin exactly around mid January (the 12th) at 22 Capricorn. This is likely to be a time (though not necessarily to the day) of considerable tension political and/or economic or even natural disturbance and in some places given also asteroid Ceres involved, food shortages.
A Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn reverberates in the area of especially politics, leadership, economics (and corporations)…the more so as 12th January is preceded by a solar eclipse on 26th Dec at 4 Capricorn, and a lunar eclipse on the 10th January at 20 Cancer, a water sign that may include a hint that disasters in the course of the year, and these will manifest, will have some bias towards floods. (Eclipses engage themes that can work out across 6 months (lunar) and up to 12 months (solar) ).
Both these eclipses lock in the power of the conjunction, engage and challenge the very public and political nature of the Cancer/Capricorn axis which, however, is not especially democratic in feeling. In fact, as part of the current narrative, democracy is on the decline in the West, not least in America and Israel which will be considerably involved in major currents of the time that lead towards the more Aquarian era mode. Governments and leaders can topple in 2020 and corruption, both real and imagined, be highlighted.
A major current of the times but negatively, is simply lies, deception, fake news and whatever undermines things. It’s a trend assisted by the fact that at the end of the Neptune-ruled Piscean era, since 2012 Neptune has been particularly strong in its natural sign and will remain there several years yet during this time of transition. At its highest level Neptune is enlightened mystical insight, compassion and service. At its lowest octave it is just ultra-permissiveness , lies and self-deception as of the white person self-identified as black and ready to accuse whoever challenges it as a bigot. The candle flame rises brightest before extinction and the strongest Neptunian effects for good or ill attend the era-cuspal situation.
AMERICA AND ISRAEL
Both America and Israel are mired in the charges and counter charges of noisy factions. The December solar eclipse at 4 Capricorn opposite modern Israel’s Venus at 4 Cancer, looks like a demand upon Israel in 2020 to sort out everything from the extraordinary stalemate that has overtaken its leadership and voting arrangements to working out some definitive Middle East peace deal (a Venus issue). This could be along the lines of Trump’s grand design, or Macron’s threatened alternative if things don’t hurry up, or some new alignment with Arab Gulf states with which Israel has been in quiet negotiation in late 2019. It may be relevant the solar eclipse begins over Mecca and crosses Muslim zones on its way to South India and East towards the Philippines,
Israel’s year will likely see both war and peace. Since nowadays Israel seems to be so often on alert in a semi-war state or in ignored or minimally reported skirmishes with Iranian proxies, it’s hard to pinpoint when there might be outright war, but two seasons seem possible. The month from the lunation of 23rd April at 3 Taurus which affects the nation’s ascendant and MC angles and its moon could be a trigger. Hostilities might break out in August when that month’s lunation on the 19th makes conjunction with the national Mars in the nation’s destiny house while transiting Mars in bellicose Aries makes favourable, protective trine to the national Jupiter.
Given January’s lunar eclipse at 20 Cancer conjunct America’s Mercury at 22 Cancer, we can assume affairs of America are well in the spotlight, and divisively so in true Mercurial style, whether in relation to impeachment, Israel, China or anywhere. Also that Trump won’t enjoy too much peace and overwhelming success given his natal restrictive Saturn within calling distance at 23 Cancer. The general security of America could be at risk during 2020. In June the eclipse of the 21st falls on one of the 6 world points (the same O degree Cancer, natal sign of America, that preceded 9/11). Since at the time of the eclipse America’s Mercury is degree exact opposed by Pluto, this is not a mark of safety for that month and following. Extreme situations and decisions are possible.
I am not well versed in the astrology of American politics or the status of Trump’s main rivals, but my impression is that Trump, who will suffer more Pluto opposition in July, probably won’t gain second election….or…he will do so narrowly and it will be burdensome for him and he likely wouldn’t finish his term. One could apply various judgements here, but my deduction is made simply from the way the lunation prior to the Nov 3rd election is in degree exact stress square to Trump’s natal Saturn. Then on 4th November, when presumably America has the result, transiting Saturn squares Trump’s Venus, ruler of his leadership house. Granted Saturn can be involved with the weight of office for winners and losers alike, but one needs plenty of positive stuff to accompany a real winning streak (admittedly, though, and rather importantly, there is a Jupiter trine to the Midheaven around the time, so perhaps he will gain second term after all, but as said not very happily so for him).
In Israel where embattled Netanyahu may be correct that he is the object of a virtual coup, he is a little better placed than Trump. At any rate the January conjunction conjoins his natal Jupiter rather than his Saturn. At the time of writing (early Dec 2019) it is expected Israel will go to a third election in probably March. If Netanyahu can survive till then, things may go more in his favour, starting with a lunation in late February favourably trine his surprise-bringing Uranus followed by a full moon in March which at 19 Virgo conjuncts his leadership Midheaven. Admittedly this moon is directly opposed by the transiting Neptune at 18 Pisces which is tricky, deceptive and even belongs to a few potential mysteries pending for Israel and its leader that I’ll revert to in conclusion.
BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA, IRELAND AND CHINA
Britain with its 19 Cancer moon in the nation’s important 1801 Union chart conjuncted by January’s lunar eclipse, could remain well challenged not only by ongoing Brexit issues but Scotland’s desire to leave the union and divide Britain.
Dividing the nation or not, the royal family will continue to be swayed and weakened as living symbols of the British system. With the January conjunction’s degree in exact stress square to Prince Andrew’s 22 Aries Destiny/Reputation Midheaven, he may be expected to further squirm in 2020 and the Epstein scandal remain news at some level. And since the lunar eclipse hits exact on the Queen’s fated nodal axis, the scandal affects her at a time she is already revising her role and deputizing.
The Andrew scandal broke with Pluto at 21 Capricorn, degree exact on the queen’s ascendant. It was a time some astrologers for some years had quietly speculated she might pass. That this did not occur nonetheless reflects the intense blow to the monarch and monarchy of what has happened. No one and nothing emerges unscathed or unchanged from what for many can be a once in a lifetime Pluto transit.
Traditionally the chart of a monarch was the chart for a nation itself. On that basis at least, even if a clear Brexit break is not clearly shown for Jan 31st, the fact that the monarch’s chart has the Saturn/Pluto conjunction so close to her ascendant is eloquent. In normal circumstances it would indicate a person’s isolation or going it alone. Alternatively here it could point to British independence as a theme for the year.
Meanwhile Australia, battered in late 2019 by massive fires, severe drought, record heatwaves and also political issues with China, doesn’t look promised too much relief. The Dec 2019 eclipse within 3 degrees of the national Saturn is hardly promising could be belt tightening for the people and demanding for the leaders. The nation has nonetheless hopefully seen its very worst as regards fires (their November peak in 2019 when many places were affected as opposed to the current greater concentration on New South Wales) corresponded to enlarging Jupiter in fiery Sagittarius conjuncting Australia’s natal Jupiter in Sagittarius…. It would be alarming if the conjunction should be read as opening a whole new cycle rather than marking a peak. The full moon of November 2019 at almost 20 Taurus was closely conjunct Australia’s Taurus moon, general ruler of the home, and as this is natally conjunct Flammeus, the perennial danger to rural home properties from fire seems inscribed).
According to the Australia chart I use (1) with its destiny and leadership Midheaven and hence its opposite IC point representing the land at 24 Capricorn/Cancer, the nation should feel some effects of January’s eclipse and conjunction. And since at the time of writing Sydney is threatened by encircling fires, it is not reassuring that the Jan eclipse is closely conjunct asteroid Sydney in the national chart (19.40 Cancer). One must hope it means re-think about the often careless planning and building in the sprawling city. With Pluto mid year hanging around the nation’s Destiny/Reputation/Leadership point, Republicanism may well be re-ignited and the ruling party much challenged and forced to be more pro-active on climate, water, food supply and safety issues if it is to retain power.
Since modern Ireland’s natal Mars at 20 Aries in its sector of land and history gets stress squared by both the Cancer eclipse and the Capricorn conjunction, Eire looks to be as threatened as its new nationalists/populists are warning it is. Forces, apparently globalist in the EU and assisted by dubious members of the Irish government, have encouraged the setting up of Direct Provision centres. Despite Ireland’s own desperate problems with homeless people living on its streets, the government is bussing in refugees of a kind unlikely to integrate and into unsuspecting, unconsulted villages including remaining pockets of so far preserved Gaelic culture regions. It looks like the powers-that-be seek to undermine or abolish classic Irish identities perhaps as a test case for their policies elsewhere. And hate speech laws to be introduced in 2020 threaten to criminalize as “racism” nationalist protest resistance.
Plainly with Mars affected, many in Ireland will react with rage and with at least 17% of the small country now composed of immigrants, by mid century the Irish, the only colonized nation in Europe, could become a minority in the land they waited centuries to reclaim. The historic evil of the Ulster Plantation policy now has its modern variation. Europe, or at least the bureaucracy-ridden EU, is basically hostile to Irish interests, something shown by the way Europa at 1 Taurus is in frustration stress square relative to the otherwise fortune potential of the freedom loving national Jupiter at 0 Aquarius. That this eloquent sign is no fluke is certified by the way England has its own perennial alienation from Europe marked indicated by Europa in opposition to protesting, separative Uranus and involving the immigration and overseas affairs axis of the root 1066 chart for England. Brexit is fundamental to the English psychology and by the looks of it Irexit is or needs to be to Ireland’s! That issue apart it is possible the Cancer eclipse carries a warning of floodings in Ireland during the year.
With Jupiter in its hidden twelfth house at 22 Capricorn, China will not be immune from what affects the rest of the world, especially economic in 2020, though with Jupiter involved it can roll with the punches better than some countries and might even in over- confidence precipitate some of the problems .
One of the more important effects on Chinese life during the year will be linked to what happened on Dec 1st 2019 when new phone users were obliged to be subject to the biometric revolution and its face scans. The nation is constantly increasing surveillance in harmony not least with its natal Mercury/Neptune conjunction. This is a difficult, secretive aspect behind much of the suspicion internationally of China’s meanings and motives. Interestingly, the conjunction is closely conjuncted by the asteroid Draco (Dragon), an echo of earlier beliefs and a sign the nation is not as attuned to modern values as it maintains it is, nor tolerant of non dragon beliefs Christian or other – expressions like “Almighty God” are being blocked from mobile phone messages in China!
However, let’s note the following point apparently so far unmentioned by astrologers and relative to recent problems around Hong Kong. Modern China’s ascendant angle defining the people, falls at 5 Aquarius where it is in conjunction with its moon at 3 Aquarius and asteroid Hong Kong at 4 Aquarius.
Use of asteroids in analysis is fairly recent, but to unpack the message here let’s first realize that Communist China’s moon/ascendant conjunction is much, perhaps chiefly, involved with China’s long time one child policy and its sometimes forced abortions – the moon is a general symbol of mothers while mythically Uranus, ruler of Aquarius, has birth control and abortion associations. Given these factors in China’s pattern, one could expect “motherland” and family possession are issues for all concerned and that is the case with the Hong Kong issue.
With Hong Kong just inside the nation’s twelfth sector, (often associated in personal charts and medical astrology with the womb), the Mother country sees HK as part of itself. Since however asteroid Hong Kong is placed in degree exact 150 degree quincunx aspect (a keyword for the aspect is “adjustments must be made”) to the ruler of Aquarius, Uranus, and in the mother sign of Cancer too, Hong Kongers perceive any Chinese belonging in different, less dependent terms. They favour the Uranian theme of freedom and independence, even protest and revolt. Ultimately both sides will need to compromise for the best possible outcome.
The HK troubles belong with the period starting from June 2019 when transiting Uranus at 4 and 5 Taurus (natal sign of HK leader, Carrie Lam, who is Taurus rigid and stubborn), was making exact 90 degree stress square to asteroid Hong Kong in Aquarius. Uranus continued on to 6 degrees then retrograded, and towards the end of 2019 with the success of the democracy movement in local elections and the intervention of Trump in support of democracy, Uranus was back at a less overtly dangerous 3 Taurus. (2)
The tense square aspect to 4/5 degrees will repeat for the last time during March and first half April 2020. If all parties can keep cool, the worst problems may be avoided for a while or more permanently; but one must always be ready for the shocks and surprises and openness to novelty that are associated with Uranus. And 2020 is a difficult year. Theoretically, China with its sun in Libra should be a master of compromise and legal dealing, but factors within its pattern can work against this, not least the mentioned Mercury/Neptune aspect which makes for distrust among negotiators. Different, perhaps pragmatic attitudes from both sides might emerge in 2021 with Saturn across China’s ascendant and Hong Kong. Whatever happens, it will not help China’s reputation in the world if it cannot acccept the element of Uranian individualism that will always characterize Hong Kong in relation to China.
THE SHEER WEIGHT OF PLUTO/SATURN
The cycle of Saturn/Pluto, especially at its conjunction or opposition points, is always serious news – the beginning of WW1, the onset of the Great Depression, the beginning of the Cold War, anciently the sack of Rome, the expulsion of the Jews from Spain (anti-Semitism can wax strong in this cycle) and the crucifixion of Christ, the list goes on. It is the severest, most testing, ruthless and “apocalyptic” of transits, one at times assuming a kind of God versus devil conflict, Saturn being an old symbol of Satan and Pluto a newer symbol of Creator/Destroyer.
Saturn is involved with structure, politics, tradition, Pluto with creative power, destruction and transformation. The meeting of these forces tears down and destroys, hopefully but not automatically to transform. Often savage nature joins in, and in his analysis of political and cultural cycles, Richard Tarnass notes a correlation of even Melville’s birth and publication of his Moby Dick, with the Saturn/Pluto cycle, the whale that attacks ship and man is a symbol of pitiless natural force. Hardships through nature like major food shortages such as preceded and facilitated the French Revolution can be another feature of the times.
The mentioned Irish dilemma which highlights new problems with a radical globalism, looks towards what could prove a feature of the year more widely and one enabling to any globalist juggernauts, namely a whole new global currency system in the wake of general economic collapse. The reason to suspect this is given by an important conjunction in July of (once again) Saturn and Pluto, but this time the fatal pair joined by the more optimistic, internationalist input of Jupiter. But again this happens in politically and materially minded Capricorn, and that’s a sign factor which could send reform in a ruthless direction.
NOT SINCE THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY
A line -up of these three planets within specifically Capricorn has not occurred since 1284. That was the year that the Republic of Venice launched the gold ducat that would be standard coinage for the next six centuries. Astrology is not wild forecasting but judgement from symbols and cycles. It would be surprising if some kind of economic revolution did not take place during 2020. Rendering the system more total, biometric or joined to some radical NWO 666 chip would come later, certainly not before the end of 2020’s Aquarian conjunction that seals in any push towards more Uranian, high tech and electronic trends.
That the July conjunction really should have global effects seems certified by the way it is preceded by a solar eclipse on June 21st on one of the six world points (in this case 0 Cancer – a point suitably eclipsed ahead of 9/11). Moreover a lunar eclipse on 5th June hits challengingly opposite the Vatican’s sun. Since the Vatican is an international institution and now under Pope Francis even a globalist-minded one but either way a body heavily involved in finances through the Vatican Bank, crisis would bring reforms its way. There look to be reverberations at once economic and religious for Vatican leadership over the six months from that eclipse. Altogether I think for several reasons June’s lunar eclipse could be a really important one for the Vatican..
Italy can hardly be dissociated from such events, and with a natal conjunction of Saturn at 23 Cancer and Venus at 21 (its Saturn inside the 9th house of religion and overseas affairs), Italy should be feeling the force of conjunction and eclipse. As indicated in my description of Italy astrologically, https://wp.me/p2v96G-Nc art is much involved in the nation’s Venus/Saturn in Cancer and it would be unsurprising if, given the eclipse and conjunction, there were not more Venice style challenges from nature to preservation of the national heritage along with affirmation of national identity in the face of EU globalism.
Saturn/Pluto is weighty enough, but with shocks and revolutions Uranus transiting earthy Taurus during 2020 and for several years, it’s unlikely the momentum of earth moving quakes and disturbed patterns of season and weather will be dying down any time soon. The earth’s foundations are being, and will be further, shaken. Indeed, the pressing question (in line with the perennially “apocalyptic” concerns of Saturn/Pluto) is whether that also corresponds to actual “end of days” scenarios and the beginning of the so-called Tribulation period, itself sooner or later overseen by the NWO of 666.
There are undeniably some indications for such an historical tipping point like the fact that the medieval prophecy of St Malachy would have it the current Pope is the last in line, while in Israel leading rabbis anticipate the soon re-building of the Jerusalem temple and the advent of the end of days Messiah. If that person appeared, Christians of prophetic persuasion would doubtless assume he was the Antichrist… If these same people were on earth to pass an opinion on the identity!
There is disagreement among students of the prophetic about whether any false prophet figure would emerge before or after the so-called Rapture of the believing prepared, often seen as signalling the beginning, or near approach, of the Tribulation period. However, consensus is for post Rapture. Regardless, the inbuilt perennial tension between Jewish and Christian understanding of the messianic appears wonderfully reflected in the way that in the foundation pattern for modern Israel, the Messiah asteroid stands at 3 Taurus in challenging opposition to the Christ asteroid at 4 Scorpio. ( I maintainJesus was born under neither sign, but his Venus/Neptune conjunction, so important in defining his messianic image and role, was at 3 and 4 Scorpio). On the astrology of Christ see https://wp.me/p2v96G-ip
TOWARDS CONFUSION AND DECEPTION
As to what is being said and believed in Israel, it is undoubtedly rather remarkable that over forty years ago the highly respected Rabbi Kaduri forecast that the Messiah would appear at a time of elections but no government, a cryptic claim…until 2019 when Israel’s politics became almost exceptionally stalemated! It is a highly contested matter whether in the last years of his very long life Kaduri encountered the Messiah in dreams and declared he was Jesus, but decades ago he would not have implied as much in his strange prophecy.
Given the variety of contested expectations, is it possible to look for anything at all in terms of celestial signs for apocalyptic scenarios? For someone like myself who claims to have data still working today for the birth of Christ and for Christianity at the first Pentecost, there could and should be some indication of possible ending or major crisis. And if the false prophet were to appear, that should register on the chart for that person from the data for his birth if the late Jeane Dixon was as claimed able to register his birth in vision. I will say something about especially that option and also about an interesting, strange celestial phenomenon of April 2020 that could be symbolically relevant to speculations for 2020 as the year of the onset of Tribulation and the Great Lie.
Jeane Dixon’s 666 vision of her “Child from the East” makes for a compelling astrological picture for this person given all the inner (material, earthly) planets in the human sign of Aquarius but none of the spiritual outer, Trinitarian planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) in the sign although the pattern’s Aquarian ruler, Uranus through its connections has potential for great popularity and power, even if and while conveying ideas “human all too human” that never arrive at the traditionally spiritual number 7. Add relevant asteroids and the picture is still more compelling as when one sees the pattern’s Christ asteroid degree conjuncting the Bethlehem Star of Jesus’ birth as though to occlude it. The pattern even seems to have worked and to be working as exampled in the article, “Malachy’s Last Pope Ringing Down the Curtain?” https://wp.me/p4kNWg-oM.
It is as though the person existed, but I assumed that given the eclipse patterns of recent years helping build influence, if this person truly existed they would have to have appeared to the public before the end of 2019 at latest. Otherwise could I honestly see the emergence? My position has become like those Jerusalem rabbis expecting a Messiah but saying “he delays his arrival” and by now I have to suspect a fluke or Dixon being misguided….even though I must still concede a point or two. For example, it’s of interest that January’s conjunction at 22 Capricorn falls conjunct the Messiah asteroid at 21 Capricorn in the chart for Dixon’s “child from the East”.
If I could be persuaded Dixon saw true and the birth data is still relevant, then I would say with confidence that this figure must appear in 2020 if only because the eclipses of 2027 seem eloquent for the end of a reign prophetically expected to be of seven years duration prior to the open return of Christ to the world. So, I step back puzzled, except there is the other observational mystery that could be relevant….plus the mystery around Israel and Netanyahu with which I conclude – if, by half way through the year events don’t oblige it, I shall delete these final paragraphs as irrelevant.
A PECULIAR APRIL SIGN
On April 3rd the rise and rise of Venus, the Morning Star is manfest towards and into the (to the naked eye) seven star constellation of Pleiades. It has been going on for centuries but in 2020 Venus is closer than it has been for over two centuries. This may not seem too significant if one doesn’t recognize certain symbolically related points. Marriages are of Venus, and “Morning Star”, a name of Venus, is a title of Jesus towards his church (Rev 22:16). He also addresses the church as the bearer of the 7 stars (Rev 1:16-20). Jesus and heaven have long been associated with the Pleiades (called the Seven Sisters back in the times Revelation was written) on account of just this imagery.
Biblically, 2 Pet 1:19, apparently referring to last things and Rapture expectation, speaks of waiting till the dawn when “the morning star rises in your hearts”. It so happens that harmonious with this, in the birth chart for Christianity (the first Pentecost), asteroid Morgenstern (Ger.Morning Star) is at 1.10 of air sign Aquarius conjunct Hertz (Ger. heart) along with the birth time’s (9.15 am) Part of Destiny at O Aquarius.
This is moreover a cluster of factors being conjuncted on April 3rd by endings-associated Saturn at O Aquarius. Plainly it fits the biblical imagery of the morning star “rising” (air sign) in the heart at the last. Significantly too, since this morning star is self-declared the root and descendant of David (Rev 22:16), one looks also for that. It is found in the way that at 1 Gemini, Racine (Fr. root) makes perfect favourable trine to Morgenstern at 1 Aquarius, while from the other end of Aquarius at 27, Davida (early asteroids were classified in feminine form) is in direct axis to the moon in royal Leo conjunct asteroid Church at 27 degrees. Clearly this fits the first Pentecost’s moon bride as Peter’s “chosen nation, a royal priesthood” (1 Pet 2:9).`
Jesus was born with Jupiter (the Bethlehem Star) at 19.23 Pisces, sign of its ancient rulership and sign of the then incoming era. On 3rd and 4th April 2020, slow moving Neptune (modern co-ruler of Pisces) is rarely positioned on 19.20 and 19.23 Pisces. One could see the suggestion here of the Piscean era /age of grace at once fulfilled and ending and/or the meaning of Christ occluded. There are other interesting coincidences for this time that I relegate to note below (3).
A PARTING MYSTERY
Even if the just mentioned are valid connections and not mere flukes, I would of course never propose that they add up to a signature for the most extreme of events on that day. Rather like eclipses whose themes unfold over time, major apparent “signs” can bespeak a general season of the event, the month or year. To acknowledge April 3 as a true sign would not run counter to any assumptions of those who believe that, whenever they might occur, apocalyptic events like Rapture or Tribulation would need to be associated, like crucifixion and resurrection at the inauguration of the era, with one of the Jewish feasts. (If one follows that line of speculation undeniably there is, for example, some connection between April 3rd and 2020’s Pentecost season which among other things shows surprising Uranus on the degree of first Pentecost’s i.e. Christianity’s, Part of Marriage; the festival itself is preceded by a lunation conjunct Christianity’s natal sun).
I will however revert to Netanyahu, a person of destiny it might be said, and certainly according to another of the prophetically influential rabbis, the late Rabbi Schneerson of the Lubavitch movement.
Schneerson believed Netanyahu could hope to beat many enemies and hand the keys to the Messiah (a Messiah who takes Netanyahu’s place and solves the political deadlock?). But interestingly, Schneerson specifically said Netanyahu could stand against 119 enemies, just the number his rival Gantz is now saying Netanyahu has to deal with in the Knesset. So it’s a reasonable question: can we see something linking Israel’s embattled leader and the messianic theme in 2020?
The full moon of March 9th is at 19.37 Virgo which is conjunct Netanyahu’s 18 Virgo career and reputation Midheaven…..Full moons tend to bring out what the new moon implied or promised. The previous new moon on Feb 23 falls at 4 Pisces trine Netanyahu’s Uranus. Given Uranus’ rulership in his chart, this can put Bibi in the news without its necessarily having him in jail or the pits at a time when, if held that month, elections might even work in his favour.
Netanyahu’s natal moon is at 19 Libra in his destiny, career sector. That admittedly isn’t too helpul in relation to 2020’s Pluto/Saturn conjunction and the eclipses across Cancer/Capricorn. But they could just bespeak satisfactory ending, one that with relief hands over the keys. Within conjunction of his natal moon is Masi (Messiah) at 16 Libra but also Achristou at 18 Libra (recall that prophetically minded Christians would regard any new Jerusalem Messiah as antichrist). Might we be looking at some messianic developments as the year progresses and the new and that full moons register against natal and national patterns?
On April 8th the full moon is on 18 Libra potentially sparking an (anti) messianic theme for Netanyahu. The new moon falls on March 24th at 4 Aries i.e. it’s potently in relation to Israel’s 4 Leo moon and its 4 Cancer Venus, and then Netanyahu’s 4 Cancer Uranus.
The subsequent new moon on April 23rd then falls at 3 Taurus which is the degree of Masi (Messiah) in Israel’s chart. Does this mean anything? Likewise, what might it mean that late 2020’s solar eclipse at 23 Sagittarius not only aspects Israel’s Sun at 23 Taurus and opposes its Uranus at 24 Gemini, but trines Achristou at 23 Aries? Will Netanyahu indeed have handed over some keys before the year is out?
It is beyond me and perhaps any astrology to know just what is involved here, but it does look as though amid the very real dramas of 2020 some kind of messianic theme could be an important part of the general upheavals.
1. The chart for Australia I use is the Chesleigh one for the beginning rather than the ending of the Federation ceremony at 1pm. 1st Jan 1901 in Sydney.
2. In standard astrology one would not automatically expect the difference between 3 and 5 degrees to make such difference in affairs and their timing as I claim to see. But to be technical here, asteroids are not representative of energies like planets. They are instead names and ideas acted upon rather than acting, and even in personal charts the orbs for effect are small (up to only 2 degrees at most unless aspects with sun or moon are involved). It follows the transit of Uranus between 3 and 6 degrees Taurus should be able to register a lot of change in relation to Hong Kong and appear to be doing so.
3. Additionally on April 3rd, Pluto the death and transformations planet, is at 24.52 Capricorn while Jupiter is at a close 24.48 of the same sign. At the first Pentecost, asteroid Anastasia (Resurrection) was at 24.30 Capricorn – in other words also in favourable aspect to Pluto (ruler of Scorpio) on April 3rd . This itself is relevant because, natally, Jesus shows Morgenstern at 23.59, (virtually 24) Scorpio conjunct Coelum (heaven) at 24. Themes of resurrection and heaven thus join. I won’t say more than to notice that on April 3rd shocking, upsetting Uranus at 5.16 Taurus is not just conjunct Pentecost’s Fides (Faith) and Lamb (possibly relevant to signalling any marriage of the Lamb theme) but is stress square to Pentecost’s 5.06 Aquarius Achristou which given its regular associations I have come to assume functions as the Antichrist asteroid.