On December 10th 2011 there will be a total lunar eclipse. The Moon will be in 18*10’ Gemini, opposing the Sun in 18*10’ Sagittarius. The eclipsed Moon and the Sun will be forming a square aspect to Mars in Virgo. The chart below, cast for Istanbul, shows the event.
At this location, and along the line of angularity, the eclipsed Moon is conjunct the Ascendant, indicating that the events corresponding to this eclipse will occur soon after 10th December.
William Lilly reminds us in his pamphlet on the judgment of the effects of solar and lunar eclipses:
“For when the place Eclipsed, or Eclipse itself, shall be in the Ascendant, the effects shall then begin in the 1, 2, 3, and 4. moneth next after the appearance of the Eclips, …”
The map below shows the eclipse’s line of angularity:
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What is immediately noticeable is the fact that the angularity covers the EU member countries Slovakia and Hungary who joined the EU in 2004 and Romania and Bulgaria, who joined as late as 2007. Iceland and Turkey, also affected by the eclipse, are recent EU Candidate Members.
Looking at the possible effects of this total lunar eclipse, let us have a look at what William Lilly has to say in his Annus Tenebrosus, or The Dark Year:
“… the sudden motions of Armies and declares mens solicitations and cares, both of private and publike affairs; and that Judges will be carefull over executing Justice.”
The eclipsed Moon will be in Gemini, ruled by Mercury, and to be precise, Luna will be in the 2nd decanate of Gemini, ruled by Mars. Therefore it is of interest to investigate the conditions of Mercury, the ruler of Gemini and of Mars.
I have already pointed out in my article about the November 2011 solar eclipse
that Mercury is in a very debilitated state and I think that this lunar eclipse is another indicator of the deepening of this European crisis, symbolised by Mercury and his weak condition. This has already been announced by the solar eclipse in November but it seems that more details are emerging via this lunar eclipse. It looks as if the countries having joined the European Union more recently, or even being only EU Candidate Members at the moment, will be deeply involved in the events taking place in the months after December 2011. It is noticeable that the eclipse chart Mercury is still retrograde, in detriment and under the sun’s beams, as it was at the time of the solar eclipse in November. Peregrine eclipse chart Mars, squaring Moon and Sun, is located in Virgo, possibly indicating the dissatisfaction and popular discontent to come. It has to be noted that the eclipse Mars is located in the second house of the EU Single European Act chart, pointing out the connection between this discontent and monetary matters.
The dual wheel chart above shows that eclipse chart Mercury and Ascendant are conjunct the lunar nodal axis of the EU Single European Act chart, indicating that some action, concerning the monetary union will most certainly take place.
What is of further interest is the fact that the path of angularity with the Sun on the Ascendant and the Moon on the Descendant is running across the centre of the USA. This might indicate that the repercussions of of this European crisis will be felt in America about six to nine months after the initial eclipse date.
For readers, interested in the personal implications of this eclipse, it might be of interest what William Lilly has to say:
“… Eclipse is more dangerous or pernitious which shall be in the Horoscope or Ascendant of the birth; or which shall be in the degree Ascending in an Annuall Revolution: it portends unto the Native some ominous and mischievous action as unto his body and also in his vital substance.”
And further on:
“… who had in the Radix of his Nativity either the Sun or the Moon in that degree, or in the degree opposite … or in the like degrees … which signs are in Quadrate aspects to the former, or if the degree Culminating in any man’s Nativity was either [the degree of the eclipse or its opposite or square] or within one degree therof, the native did suffer more or less by the influence of this Eclips; according to the signification of the House of Heaven, wherein the Sun or the Moon was in at the Birth, and was either well fortified or aspected of the benevolent Planets, or ill aspected, or afflicted of the Malevolents.”
For this particular Solar eclipse that means that people with Gemini rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar return chart for 2011, will feel the influence stronger than others. Furthermore it should be noted if Sun or Moon are conjunct the eclipse point. If it should be the case that one or even more of these factors apply, an in -depth reading of the native’s charts may be necessary to find out which particular areas of life are likely to be affected the most .