There was much speculation about the Solar Eclipse at 28.53 Leo in late August since it fell so close to the fixed star Regulus and also on Donald Trump’s Ascendant . The Sun and Moon were also was also conjunct Mars, trine Saturn and Uranus for this eclipse making quite a powerful configuration. Astrologers were predicting a “Regulus fall” for Trump in the months shortly after, and we did see some turmoil ensue in Trump’s presidency. We also saw the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and he has at the N.Node about one degree away in Leo and his Sun at 29 Pisces. So perhaps the “Regulus fall” scenarios were in play. The fact that the eclipse was positioned over the U.S suggested that there would be exceptional events in this country as a result of this eclipse. The eclipse also fell exactly opposed to the U.S. natal Moon in the Sibley chart. But many astrologers were puzzled about the extreme hurricane events that did indeed hit the U.S. in the month after the eclipse; they could not see the connection of this extreme water and air events to an eclipse in a fire sign. Perhaps, I thought, the opposition to the U.S Natal Moon had something to do with the extreme weather.
Then I looked at the Sabian Symbol for 29 degrees Leo and perhaps we found an answer for this mystery. It reads:
-A Mermaid Emerges From The Ocean Waves Ready For Rebirth In Human Form-
In the past, I had not been the biggest advocate for the Sabian Symbols, but I am reconsidering that position. This symbol of a mermaid emerging from her hiding under water also seems to very accurately embody the “Me Too” movement that swept like a tsunami through the news in the months following the eclipse. Eclipses are known to exert a powerful influence for several months afterward especially for individuals whose charts are impacted by them. And we saw women stand up, and we saw institutions finally act with authority and fire many who were found to have engaged in sexual harassment in their workplaces. It is as if the Sabian Symbol image of an idea heretofore forced into obscurity has now taken concrete, physical manifestation in the form of an organized movement to end sexual harassment. And perhaps the weather disasters also were a manifestation of a need for a more concrete acknowledgment of a climate change crisis and a need to structure relief efforts more effectively.
In an earlier post before the 2017 presidential election, I discussed another surprisingly accurate Sabian Symbol. I noticed that the U.S. was having an Orcus Return almost exactly on the date of the election, and I looked at the Sabian Symbol for that degree at 9 Virgo. Here is the Sabian Symbol text for that degree:
-Two Heads Looking Out And Beyond The Shadows-
The interpretations for this Sabian Symbol suggested the opposing forces of duality in play fighting each other and coming out of “clouds.” However, I could not help but immediately see Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump as “two heads” emerging from a climate of political corruption and the “clouded” secrets, propaganda and pretense of the two opposing political parties. They were two voices for the populace that wants more authentic, honest leadership.
It seems to me this Sabian Symbol is a very accurate metaphor for the entire presidential campaign. A very slow-moving body such as Orcus would have been within one degree of its exact U.S. natal position for most of the campaign. It is interesting that in mythology Orcus is the executioner who kills those who break oaths and is therefore very connected to the concepts of integrity and honesty. The ancient teachings associated with Regulus also speak of downfall for those who break oaths. Will we see the fall of some who have not kept their word?
Curiously the Sabian Symbol for the next SE at 28 Aquarius coming on February 15, 2018 is:
-A tree felled and sawed to insure a supply of wood for next winter.-
Will some mighty trees in the political arena be felled over the next few months to ensure the strength of their parties going forward?