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Summer Solstice Eclipse 2020

A Solar Eclipse is taking place on the Summer Solstice this year, or Winter Solstice for those in the Southern Hemisphere. With that in mind I thought I would do a quick bit of astrological analysis, mainly aimed at those not familiar with astrology.

Here is a chart for the eclipse taking place on the Summer Solstice 2020.

According to Wikipedia,

The central path of the 2020 June annular eclipse passes through the parts of African continent including Central African Republic, Congo, and Ethiopia; south of Pakistan and northern India; and China.

Hence,  have chosen for demonstrative purposes Muscat, the capital of Oman, which will experience 100% totality that day, for the purposes of drawing up this char.

As we would expect, the Sun, Moon, and Lunar Node are in conjunction with one another – this is only to be expected as it happens for every eclipse.

Of more interest is the Square made by Mars, the planet of wars and military action – indicated by the red line linking those two planets – made with the Sun, which in mundane astrology represents the Government or governments, the Moon, which represents the People generally, and the North Node, which represents that which takes one out of one’s comfort zone (which can be both good and bad). However, before we get all despondent, one should note that it is a -weak- aspect, because the faster-moving planets are moving out of the Orb. So whilst one may have been tempted to say that the seeds of armed conflict will be sown that day, it is not a definitive indicator of world war three per se.

On a different tack, what I would say that the day of June 21st, 2020, is not a good day for making decisions, scheduling important events, or suggesting what you think are bright ideas. This is due to the fact of the Moon being said to be “Combust” i.e. in close conjunction with the Sun. The fact that it is also conjunct Caput draconis and square Mars only compounds the fact. Fortunately there is a simple method of avoiding the effects of a Combust Moon, which is to just wait 24 hours. In other words, June 21st 2020 will be a good day to avoid doing anything decisive and have the day off instead.

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Eclipse Predictions

Top: path of the eclipse. Bottom: how the states voted in the 2016 presidential election.

So the first Solar eclipse visible across the whole of the contiguous United States in a hundred years is taking place tomorrow. By looking at the path of points from which totality will be visible, one notices that apart from the Pacific seaboard, it passes neatly through the Red States from the 2016 presidential election.

Given that some have claimed that eclipses presage death and destruction, I’d say this is pretty ironic, no? 😉
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August 19, 2017 · 11:24 am

Solar Eclipse: May 2012

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A rare astronomic event is taking place on 20th May 2012, starting at 21:10 GMT and ending some four hours later the next morning: a full (annular) Solar Eclipse, visible from parts of South-East Asia and the United States. Astrologically speaking, this means that for this brief period, the Sun, Moon, and Lunar Node will all be in perfect conjunction.

This reminds me of a theory I heard that this is the real meaning of the Osiris – Set – Horus myth. Osiris (the Sun) is killed by Set (the Moon passing in front of it) who is in turn avenged by Horus (note how the Sun emerging from behind the Moon looks like a giant Solar Hawk – the “jewel” of the ring being the Hawk’s body, with its wings stretching out to either side). See the picture to the left.

That was the good news: the bad news comes from a conversation I was having recently with an astrologer friend of mine. He pointed out that the last time such an event occurred, the countries from which the full eclipse was visible all suffered chaos and disaster within a few years of it taking place! Referring to the one which occurred on 11th August 1999, he pointed out that the course of the eclipse crossed most of Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan, and what do you know, now we have the Eurozone crisis, the Afghan conflict and the second Gulf War.

To be quite frank, this reminds me of the story of the Buddha, who told the grieving widow: “I will raise your son from the dead if you bring me some Earth from a house where no-one has ever died.” However: let’s suspend our disbelief for a moment and look at what is occurring this May. The eclipse promises to start in China, go up via Japan (just missing South Korea), arc across the Pacific Ocean and hit the western seaboard of America, ending in Texas. Intriguingly, for the most part it will be following the course of the tectonic faultlines that circumscribe the Pacific.

Now, I’m not saying that China, Japan, and the United States are going to be destroyed in a conflagration of Earthquakes and tidal waves… BUT: the Egyptological myth quoted above may in fact point the way to how – magically speaking – these countries can escape or mitigate the Setian-destruction, i.e. to invoke Horus. Either that, or drop a reasonable contribution into the Alex Sumner Appreciation Fund and I can put you in touch with estate agents should you want to buy a holiday home in Europe. 🙂

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