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John Michael Greer Comments Three months ago, we marked the beginning of the astrological year by discussing the Aries ingress chart for the United States. Yes, I know about the precession of the equinoxes; astrologers discovered the precession of the equinoxes.
Where did you think all that talk about the Age of Aquarius comes from? Yes, I know that the Earth revolves around the Sun and not vice versa; astrologers use the geocentric positions of the planets because we live on the Earth, not the Sun. Finally, yes, I know that nobody knows how astrology works; so?
Those of my readers who missed the Aries ingress chart can find it here. The end of the world has no place in it, nor do any of the various leaps of technology, or consciousness, or the other forms of twinkle dust with which so many would-be prophets like to entertain their listeners.
Neither does the all-consuming economic crash that so many people on the doomward end of the blogosphere so openly long for, and have been predicting with the maniacal regularity of broken cuckoo clocks for decades now.
Do such things happen from time to time in history? Each cusp position is marked with the sign, degree, and minute of its placement on the ecliptic the path the sun makes through the heavens in the course of a year.
The length of time an ingress is effective is determined by whether the sign of the zodiac on the ascendant is a cardinal, fixed, or mutable sign.
Cancer is a cardinal sign, so this chart is only good for three months. You determine how well the government in power will do in the period covered by an ingress chart by watching two things.
The first is the location and condition of the Sun, which represents Donald Trump as head of state; the second is the location and condition of the planet that rules the sign on the midheaven, which represents the executive branch of the federal government.
The Sun is over on the far left, just above the ascendant, in the twelfth house of the chart. The Jupiter placement just mentioned is part of a grand trine including the Neptune in the tenth, representing the big federal bureaucracies, and Mercury in the first, representing the media; a grand trine is a favorable aspect pattern in some contexts, but it tends to be passive.
An effective challenge to the Trump administration would start by figuring out why so many voters were so desperate for change that they were willing to vote for Donald Trump in order to get it.
It would then offer them solid reasons to think that their situation will actually change for the better if they vote for an alternative. What will Trump be doing while his opponents scream into an echo chamber?
He got into office by giving voice to the economic concerns of millions of Americans who had been shut out of the political conversation by a bipartisan elite; as he faces the first major electoral test of his administration, the midterm elections, it would make sense for him to do more of what won him the election, get outside the Beltway, and get a sense of the concerns, issues, and slogans that will energize his base in and One very likely direction this might take is the reform of some of the many abuses in the Federal prison system.
As the Sun and the ruler of the tenth house represent the government, in turn, the Moon and the ruler of the ascendant represent the people. In this case, since the rising sign Cancer is ruled by the Moon, it amounts to the same thing.
The Moon is in the fourth house of agriculture and the countryside, afflicted by square aspects from Mercury, which rules the media, and Saturn, which rules debt—thus the ongoing hostile treatment of ordinary Americans by the mass media, and the immense burden of debt weighing down on so many Americans, will continue to be major grievances.
The Moon is also peregrine, meaning that she receives no strength from her position in the zodiac. It will be a difficult summer for a lot of people. This time, Jupiter is far more central to the chart, with more aspects than any other planet. A grand trine is a very favorable pattern; a T-square is a very difficult one.
That Mars in the eighth house is worth watching. As an indicator of trade wars with other nations, it opposes Venus in the second, which suggests disturbances in the production and availability of consumer goods in the US as a result of competitive tariffs.
At the same time, Mars is also in a trine aspect to the Moon of the common people. As trade barriers make it more profitable to supply the huge domestic market of the United States with goods and services produced here at home, that will begin to change.
Congress is indicated by the eleventh house, which has Aries on its cusp and Uranus placed in it, both carried over from the Aries ingress. I mentioned earlier my prediction in the Aries ingress that some important legislative change would come out of Congress.A few years ago, I wrote: I want to avoid a very easy trap, which is saying that ingroups vs.
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