Aries Ingress of the Sun 2016 for UK and USA

On  20 March 2016 at 4:30 UT the Sun will be in 00*00’ Aries. Traditional astrology states that a chart cast for the capital of a nation at the time the Sun enters Aries provides a detailed picture of the events occurring during the year or at least part of the year to follow. The ancients called this the Revolution of the Year of the World, but it is also known as the solar ingress.

As ingress charts are location specific, I will give a separate analysis of the 2016 solar ingress chart for Britain and the EU, followed by the ingress chart of the Unites States of America.

2016 Solar Ingress for the United Kingdom

Aries Ingress London 2016

Shown above is the Aries ingress chart, cast for London, representing the United Kingdom. With a fixed sign rising, this chart will be valid for the whole solar year, until the Sun’s Aries ingress in 2017.

From the chart above, we can see that Mars will be the Lord of the Year. He is Lord of the 9th house, and is prominently positioned near the 10th house cusp (MC). Generally speaking, this suggests that the main themes during this solar year will be matters concerning conflicts, arguments and divisions. Bonatti writes that Mars in the 10th house:

“… signifies wars and contentions over matters which do not belong to those who seek them, nor pertain to them” (BoA p951)*.

In the light of the British prime minister’s recent negotiations with leaders within the European Union and the prospect of a referendum on 23 June, possibly resulting in Britain’s exit from the EU (the  so called “Brexit”), Bonatti’s delineations seems to be ominously succinct. We have to keep in mind also,

“that by the Lord of the Year is known the condition of the whole nation, people, and indeed everything therein in a general way…” (AR p344)**.

Mars’ domicile in the 9th house and his conjunction with the medium coeli do suggest that the future of Britain’s economy will truly be on everybody’s mind. This shows that the two camps, arguing for or against a Brexit, will push their agenda religiously, if not fanatically. Looking at the state of Mercury, natural significator of the economy, we can see that potential danger is lurking here (Mercury, under the sunbeams, is essentially debilitated by detriment and fall).

A quick look at the Aries ingress chart for Brussels, representative for the European Union,  shows that, at face value, it is identical to the ingress chart for the UK. Aquarius is rising here too, and therefore both charts are valid for one year. A closer look reveals though, that, unlike in the case of the UK,  the ruler of the year for the EU is the Moon, natural significator of the common people, or the collective of the many. This can be interpreted as a first sign of the eventual rift between the EU and the UK. Aggressively, Mars (Lord of the Year for the UK) tries to break away from the EU, symbolised by the Moon.

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2016 Solar Ingress for the United States of America

Aries Ingress Wash 2016

Shown above is the Aries ingress chart, cast for Washington and therefore representative for the United States of America. With a mutable sign rising, this chart is valid for six months and the Libra ingress chart will have to be taken into account thereafter.

During this year, much attention will be paid to the election campaign which will result in the US Presidential Elections, held on 8 November. We have to carefully distinguish between the election campaign, which is reflected in this chart, and the actual election itself, which will take place after the Sun’s ingress into Libra. The Libra ingress chart will have to be consulted to judge who will win the election and become president.

From the chart above, we can see that Mars will be Lord of the Revolution, which gives a first indication of what can be expected from the election campaign. Bonatti writes about Mars being Lord of the Revolution in the 1st house, that:

“… it signifies something horrible (and sorrow and fears, and contrarieties and contentions) is going to come to men …” (BoA p948)

Below is the chart of the Libra ingress, cast for Washington, valid from 22 September 2016.

LIbra Ingress 2016

From a first glance at the Libra ingress chart, it looks to me as if the Democrats should be able to secure another victory. A detailed analysis of the ingress cart and a prediction of the outcome of the presidential election will be posted on my web log at a later date.

UPDATE: New Blog Post: Libra Ingress and US Presidential Elections

*Bonatti, Guido: Book of Astronomy (BA), translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press, 2007

** Ramesey, William: Astrology Restored, 1653, modernised edition by Kim Farnell, 2014

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2014 Cancer Ingress of the Sun for Iraq

With Libra rising in the 2014 Aries ingress chart for Iraq, we have look at the chart cast for the time of the Sun’s ingress into Cancer to establish what is likely to happen during the next three months. The ingress chart, cast for Baghdad, is shown below:
Baghdad 2014 Cancer Ingress

In this ingress chart, Libra is on the Ascendant. Therefore we immediately look at Venus to determine if she is likely to be Lady of the Revolution. Venus is strongly dignified by sign rulership (Taurus) and triplicity, which makes her a strong contender. She is also located in the 8th house, which could be problematic. Neverhteless, reading with Masha’allah, we find:

“If the Lord of the Year were … not aspecting the Ascendant, then he will be in need … he needs a planet to whom he is being joined who would render his light to the Midheaven – and this would strengthen him. Because if a planet had more testimonies and it were the Lord of the Year, and it were in the eighth place, then it needs a planet who would aspect it from out of the Midheaven.” (Works of Sahl & Masha’allah, p333).

In this particular case Venus is aspecting Jupiter by sextile and he is exactly conjunct Midheaven. Venus’ placement in the 8th house seems to be quite indicative of the recent development in the region. Masha’allah sums it up, writing:

“if the Lord of the Ascendant … appeared in the eighth, it will be death”. (Works of Sahl & Masha’allah, p325).

Also interesting to note is a quote from the astrologer al-Rijal, who wrote:

“… and if you found Venus to be the King of the year or of the quarter, … fighting and plague strikes the people of Persia to the shore of the sea, towards India, or plague from the fighting [strikes] the youth”. (Astrology of the World, p411).

Apart from Venus, we also have to investigate Mars’ role, for obvious reasons. Mars is debilitated by detriment and located in the 12th house. Here we only need to look to William Ramesey, who writes that with Mars in the 12th house:

” … the people shall be much terrified and troubled by their enemies, from whence shall proceed slaughter and effusion of blood”. (Ramesey, AR p241)

Mars is in Libra, of which Bonatti writes:

“And thieves and cutters of roads will be multiplied, and there will be quarrels and evils between men; and there will be fears and tremblings or terrors in them. … And if he [Mars] were direct, it signifies the will of the wealthy and great men or the nobles will differ amongst themselves.” (Bonatti, BA p954)

This seems to suggest that the fight between the Sunni extremists and the Shia will continue. In his Book of Astronomy, Bonatti continues to draw on Abu Mas’shar, who states that war is only likely to occur if Mars is strong and angular. However, in this chart Mars is debilitated and cadent, which, according to Bonatti, “does not signify war”. This makes one wonder if  other, particularly Western, countries will shy away from entering this conflict, at least for the next three months. We should also note that Jupiter is natural significator of religion, the justice system, but also significator of a country’s resources. He is sextile Venus and located on the 10th house cusp, as we have already seen. In mundane charts, the 10th house signifies the government in general. But Jupiter is also in a separating trine to Saturn, who is Lord of the 4th house (resources), located on the second house cusp. The second house usually signifies national wealth.  It seems therefore that here are two different agenda’s to be observed. One is Iraq’s internal agenda, which is of a religious nature. The other one, which has Iraq’s resources at the heart of its interest, is of course driven by the Western world. What also becomes clear is the fact that the pivotal figure in all of this must be Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

NOTE: Also see my article about the 2104 Cancer Ingress for USA, Russia and Ukraine, HERE

Lit:

Astrology of the World I, The Ptolemaic Inheritance, trans B Dykes, Cazimi Press 2013

Bonatti, Guido: Book of Astronomy (BA), translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press, 2007

Ramesey, William: Astrologia Restaurata (AR): London 1653

Works of Sahl & Masha’allah, translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press 2008

 

2014 Cancer Ingress of the Sun for the United States, Russia & Ukraine

On 21 June 2014, the Sun will enter the sign of Cancer. As stated in my earlier web log entry about this year’s Aries ingress (to be read HERE), the  ingress charts for the United States of America, Russia, and the Ukraine will have to be updated at the time the Sun enters Cancer, Libra and Sagittarius.

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Beginning with the USA, we may remember that Jupiter was Lord of the Revolution during the Sun’s travel through Aries, Taurus and Gemini. The Sun’s ingress into Cancer is shown in the chart below:

Cancer Ingress 2014 Washington

The chart shows that Jupiter is still Lord of the Revolution for the next three months. William Ramesey writes in his Astrologia Restaurata*** about Jupiter:

 “…if he is strong and well placed or accidentally aspected by any of the other fortunate planets, he shall denote good to all such things as are thereby signified; as the … fishes and such things as appertain to water, if in watery signs, e.g. as navigators and such as have their living out of the sea; they shall make good voyages and that safely and with security.” (Ramesey AR, p234)

We also find in the Stargazer**:

“If Jupiter is Lord of the Year, the weather will be good and it will be a fertile time and intestinal diseases will be seen amongst people, and there will be sancitiy amongst people, and priests and clergy are offered discipline and honour. Heathens and Jews will be opressed and despised and Christians supported. And all nobility will be elevated and honoured. (Stargazer, p121)

Ramesey agrees, writing:

“When Jupiter is in Cancer, and Lord of the Year, the people and nobles shall be in a most prosperous and good condition; shall live credibly in honour and esteem, the air shall be pleasant and healthy, the earth fruitful, and the fruit wholesome and good. There shall be no danger by sea, but men shall make prosperous and successful voyages; rain shall fall reasonably and moderately, the winds also shall be temperate and calm, if other testimonies also agree therewith. (Ramesey, AR p254)

The Moon is not particularly strong and applying to a square to Jupiter in the first house, who is Lord of the cadent 6th house. On a more positive note, she is separating from her opposition to Mars. All of this may be a sign that the imminent danger of a conflict with Russia concerning the Ukraine crisis is over, but we still have to read with Bonatti, who states that it also:

“… signifies impediment and detriment and evil which will come to the inhabitants of that region, and [the people] who are signified by that sign.” (Bonatti, BA, p851)

We know that in mundane charts the Moon signifies the common people. Therefore we can predict that there will be a distinctive split, namely in that the few wealthy and priviledged people will get wealthier and the many poor people will get poorer. It may be of interest to also look at the opposite end of the spectrum, once again quoting Bonatti:

” … it signifies the sublimities and exaltations of kings [read president], and glory and honour and its seeking. … and he will be worried about the increase of his kingdom … it even signifies the good condition of the wealthy and magnates and nobles …” (Bonatti BA, p957)

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Next, we take a look at the Cancer ingress chart for Russia, which is depicted below:

Cancer Ingress 2014 Moscov

Looking at the current situation in Russia, it will not come as a surprise that Mars, tightly conjunct the Ascendant, is the Lord of the Revolution until the Sun’s entry into Libra. We predicted in the article about the Aries ingress that the danger of a conflict in the Ukraine would last until Mars would be moving direct again. In the meantime Mars has changed its direction, which seems to coincide with the increase of negotiations between Ukraine and Russia. Nevertheless, Mars, who has now become Lord of the Revolution for Russia, is peregrine, which may indicate Putin’s increasing isolation from Europe, and is also in detriment. On a more specific note, we can see that Mars is Lord of the 7th house, which holds the Moon and the Dragon’s Tail. One is reminded of the treatment of minorities and homosexual people in today’s Russia. The Stargazer has the following to say:

“If Mars is Lord of the year, … it will be war, stabbing, beating, murder, and the nobility will be honoured, and common people will be scorned.” (Stargazer, p121)

Also of interest is the fact that the Ascendant is conjunct fixed star Algorab in Corvus, associated with destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness and lying. It is of the nature of Mars and Saturn. Diana Rosenberg notes in her Secrets of the Ancient Skies, that

“the Crow’s dark wings leads some into philosophy and religion, others into aggression.” (Rosenberg, Secrets, p87)****

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Looking now at the Cancer ingress chart for the Ukraine, we can see that it differs significantly from Russia’s:

Cancer Ingress 2014 Kiev

The Aries ingress showed that the Lord of the Revolution was Jupiter for the USA, Russia and the Ukraine. As the Sun has moved on, this is not the case any more for The USA and Russia, as discussed above. It seems, though, that for the next three months Jupiter will still be Lord of the Revolution for the Ukraine. In the Stargazer, we find the following:

“If Jupiter is elevated above Saturn, it indicates sadness, pains and weeps; if Jupiter is elevated above the Dragon’s Tail, it indicates the destruction of several buildings” (Stargazer, p123)

The Dragon’s Head is still in Libra, and we can only repeat our quote from Bonatti:

“… it signifies that kings and the wealthy and the nobles or magnates will make use of their own men upon rustics, contrary to justice, and especially against those whom they will rule; and they will strive to extort from them what they ought not to; and they will accuse them and say they have offended them concerning something which will not be their fault. … And they will afflict them with punishments so much, that for that reason they will come into poverty and need;and they will fool them.” (Bonatti, BA p981)

In this chart, the Ascendant is conjunct fixed star Vindemiatrix, the “grape gatherer”. Regarded by the ancients as unfortunate, this star is associated with deception and disgrace.

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NB: A quick look at the Cancer Ingress chart for Syria shows that Mars is exactly conjunct the Ascendant, indicating that circumstances are unlikely to change at least during the next three months. (The Ascendant of the Aries ingress chart for Syria was in Libra, justifying to take the Cancer ingress chart into consideration).

Cancer Ingress 2014 Syria

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NOTE: Also see my discussion of the 2014 Cancer ingress chart for Iraq, HERE

*Bonatti, Guido: Book of Astronomy (BA), translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press, 2007

** Anon: A German Stargazer’s Book of Astrology, translation P Stockinger, Mandrake of Oxford, 2014

*** Ramesey, William: Astrologia Restaurata: London 1653

**** Rosenberg, Diana: Secrets of the Ancient Skies, Ancient Sky Press, NY 2012

 

2014 Aries Ingress of The Sun for the UK, the USA, Russia & Ukraine

On 20th March 2014 at 16:57 UT, the Sun will be in 00*00’ Aries. Traditional astrology states that a chart cast for the capital of a nation at the time the Sun enters Aries provides a detailed picture of the events occurring during the year or at least part of the year to follow. The ancients called this the Revolution of the Year of the World, but it is also known as the Aries Solar Ingress.

As ingress charts are location specific, I will give an analysis of the 2014 solar ingress for the United Kingdom, followed by the solar ingress for the Unites States of America and also for Russia and the Ukraine.

United Kingdom

2014 Solar Ingress UK JPEG

Shown here is the Aries ingress chart, cast for London, representing the United Kingdom. With Virgo, a common or mutable sign rising, this chart will be valid for six months. Thereafter, the Libra ingress chart will have to be taken into account.

From the chart above, we can see that Jupiter will be the Lord of the Revolution, valid until the onset of the Libra ingress. Jupiter is prominently positioned in the 10th house, and essentially dignified by exaltation. He is also the Planetary Hour ruler and strongest planet in the chart (Almuten Figuris).

Main themes between March and September will be matters concerning communal finances and business in general. The ingress chart shows that Jupiter is squaring the Sun and also shows a strongly debilitated Mercury. This indicates more financial restrictions and continued economic hardship for most of the population. The Moon, representing the common people, is conjunct the Greater Malefic Saturn, which is telling.

United States of America

2014 Solar Ingress USA JPEG

Shown here is the Aries ingress chart, cast for Washington, which is representative for the United States of America. With a cardinal sign rising, this chart is valid for three months only. The Cancer -, Libra- and Capricorn ingress charts will have to be taken into account thereafter. This already alerts us to the fact that we are looking at turbulent times, with the potential for rapid changes ahead. Once again we see that Jupiter will be Lord of the Revolution, but here he is located on the first house cusp. Jupiter is squaring the Sun, located on the 10th house cusp. This indicates that, just like in the chart cast for Europe, the emphasis will be on business affairs and the economy. With debilitated Mercury in the 9th house, foreign affairs are of vital importance, as I have already predicted in my web log entry 2014 An Astrological Preview,  at the beginning of the year.

Russia

2014 Solar Ingress Russia JPEG

From the chart above, we can deduct that the Lord of the Revolution for Russia will also be Jupiter. With Libra on the Ascendant, this chart will also only be valid for three months. Unlike for the UK, where Jupiter is in the first house, in this ingress chart, Jupiter is located in the 9th house. For this reason, foreign affairs will be high on the agenda for Russia during the next three months. Mars, natural significator of conflict and war, is located in the 1st house. We will have to say more about this when discussing the ingress chart for the Ukraine.

Ukraine

Due to its close location to Russia, the Aries Ingress chart for the Ukraine, cast for Kiev, is very similar to the one above. What immediately springs to mind is the fact that retrograde Mars is located in the 1st house. He is also debilitated by detriment in Libra. Mars, natural ruler of and war and warlike scenarios has just separated from a conjunction to the lunar north node and will be applying to a trine to Mercury.

2014 Aries Ingress Kiev JPEG

Bonatti tells us in his Book on Astronomy about the possibility of war:

“And if Mars were retrograde and the others were direct, war will appear, but its appearance will not be come to an end until Mars goes direct – for then its appearance will come to an end.” (BoA p895)

It is also of great interest to read what Bonatti has to say about the lunar north node in Libra:

“… it signifies that kings and the wealthy and the nobles or magnates will make use of their own men upon rustics, contrary to justice, and especially against those whom they will rule; and they will strive to extort from them what they ought not to; and they will accuse them and say they have offended them concerning something which will not be their fault. … And they will afflict them with punishments so much, that for that reason they  will come into poverty and need;and they will fool them.” (BoA p981)

Is clearly visible that Jupiter intrinsically links the fate of  Ukraine, Russia and the United States of America during the next three months. What also stands out is the fact that the strongly debilitated Mercury can be seen a the key for the analysis of the 2014 Aries Ingress. In other words, money and resources are the true reasons behind the recent crisis in the Ukraine, even if ideological motives are seemingly put into the foreground.

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UPDATE (11 March 2014):

Ukraine’s gold reserves said being flown to New York Fed: “Hong Kong-based fund manager William Kaye today tells King World News that Ukraine today airlifted its gold reserves, 33 tons, to New York, presumably for vaulting at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York — and probably not to be seen again any sooner than they’d be if the Russian army had marched into Kiev to “protect” the gold before it was flown off….” (read the whole article here)

UPDATE (14 March 2014):

Russian Troops Mass at Border With Ukraine (read the NY Times article here)

UPDATE (18 March 2104):

Ukrainian government refuses to remove troops from Crimea, prepares for war (read it here)

UPDATE (19 March 2014):

Crimea crisis: Fears of war grow after Ukrainian officer is killed at military base in Simferopol (read the article here)

2013 Capricorn Ingress

Capricorn Ingress 2013 Europe

With Cancer, a moveable sign, on the Ascendant of the 2013 Aries ingress chart for Europe, it was obvious that the ingress chart would only be valid until the Sun was going to move into 00 degrees Cancer.  Thereafter the Cancer-, Libra- and Capricorn  ingress charts would have to be taken into consideration. On 21 December 2013, at 17:11 UT the Sun is in 00 degrees Capricorn, as the chart above shows, and from this moment the Capricorn ingress chart will be valid until the next Aries ingress on 21 March 2014.

Following the rules of traditional mundane astrology, we can establish that Saturn will be the Lord of the Revolution*. Bonatti explains in his Book of Astrology:

“Wherefore if all of the significators failed to be the Lord of the Revolution, the one of them who is more authoritative by the multitude of strengths will take charge as the Lord of the Year, at least until the Lord of the Ascendant or of the 10th goes direct … “ (BA p822)

Jupiter is Lord of the 10th house and also conjunct the Ascendant, which would make him a prime candidate to be Lord of the Revolution. The only prohibiting factor is his retrogradation. Saturn is the planet with the most essential and accidental dignity and has therefore to be Lord of the Revolution.

Bonatti also notes that Saturn in Scorpio in northern latitude signifies:

“… a multitude of rains, and an overflowing of waters, rivers, and their corruption.” (BA p935)

As well, if Saturn were oriental:

“… a multitude of wars between the wealthy and their magnates.” (BA p935)

We also note that the Dragon’s Head is still placed in Scorpio, and:

“Abu Ma’shar said that it signifies … evil and sorrow in great men; and it signifies wars and battles and wounds …” (BA p981f)

The Aries ingress chart’s Lady of the Revolution was the Moon, representing the common people and we can see in the chart above that the Moon is in a square aspect to Saturn, which does not bode well at all. Also noteworthy is the fact that in the above chart Mars is located in Libra, where he is essentially debilitated by detriment. In mundane astrology Mars usually signifies industrial disputes, strikes, conflicts and opposing forces. Mercury, natural significator of  business, finances and intellectual matters, located in the 6th house of illness, is also strongly debilitated by detriment and combustion.

Jupiter will turn direct, ending Saturn’s reign on 16 March 2014, just five days before the 2014 Aries ingress. Up until then we will have to stay under the rule of Saturn in his role of Lord of the Revolution. For a preliminary look at the 2014 Aries ingress, see my web log entry: 2014 – An Astrological Preview.

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The Aries ingress chart for Washington and therefore representative for the United States of America, had a mutable sign rising, Therefore this chart was valid for six months until the Libra ingress. For this reason the Capricorn ingress chart will not have to be taken into account.

All quotes from: Guido Bonatti’s Book of Astronomy (BA), translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press, 2007

*Footnote, answering the repeatedly asked question why a planet is called the Lord/Lady of the Revolution.

The concept behind the judgment of ingress charts is as follows. Astrologically speaking, each new year begins at the moment the Sun passes 00 degrees Aries.  An astrological chart cast for this moment is called the Aries ingress chart, or the chart of the Solar Revolution. Depending on the zodiac sign on the Ascendant of this chart (also called rising sign), it is possible that the Aries ingress chart is valid for three, four, or twelve months. If the Aries ingress chart is valid for the next twelve month, the astrologer can follow certain rules and establish which planet will be what is called Lord or Lady of the Year. If the Aries ingress chart shows that it will be necessary to cast another ingress chart after three or six months, the individual rulers of the ingress charts, established by the astrologer, are called Lord or Lady of the Revolution (meaning the Revolution of the World Year). The nature of this planet, its position, strength, aspects, and so forth have to be judged to predict the mundane situation during the period in question of each individual country.

Cancer Ingress 2013 for the UK & Europe

With a moveable sign rising in the 2013 Aries ingress charts for the United Kingdom and Europe, it was obvious that the charts would be valid for three months only. In other words, from the 21st of June, the Cancer-, Libra- and respectively the Capricorn ingress charts will have to be taken into account for further judgment.

On 21 June 2013, at 05:04UT, the Sun will be in 00*00 Cancer; the chart below, cast for London, shows the event:

Cancer Ingress 2013 London

We can see at a glance that the Ascendant ruler Moon, who was Lady of the Revolution for the first three months of 2013, is in her fall in Scorpio. This immediately rules her out as the new Lady of the Revolution for the time between 21 June and 22 September. Jupiter, Lord of the 10th house is in his detriment and combust, which rules him out as well.

Looking at the planet exalted in Pisces, the sign on the 10th house cusp, we see that it is Venus, essentially and accidentally dignified.  Therefore I propose that Venus will be the Lady of the Revolution, valid until the Libra ingress on 22 September 2013.

Venus is in tight conjunction with Mercury and bot planets are located in the first house. Bonatti tells us about this:

“Indeed if Venus were in the Ascendant … it signifies joy and gladness, and dancing, and the breaking up of battles, and especially the young women and men employing venereal practices …” (BA. P857*)

He continues:

“If Venus, in a revolution, were in the first, … then it signifies that men … will delight in edibles and drinking bouts, and they will be eager for living in a beautiful way …” (BA. p962)

Bonatti also describes Venus in Cancer, writing:

“And if Venus were in Cancer in a revolution of the year, … it signifies … peace between men in the western parts; and alleviation from things rendered and from tributes, more so than usual; and there will be a diminution of fevers and other illnesses, and heat will be diminished; and there will be rains …” (BA. P966)

Looking at our chart, we see that the Dragon’s Head is located in Scorpio. About this, Bonatti tells us:

“And if the Head were in Scorpio, Abu Ma’shar said it signifies good and joy in middle-class men, and evil and sorrow in great men; and it signifies wars and battles and wounds; a multiplication of fornication with deception.” (BA. P981).

It seems that most of the interpretation for this ingress is rather positive and the placement of the Dragon’s Head in the 5th house adds to the general theme.

“If it were in the fifth, it signifies the fortune of children and from children, and their increase in good and joy, and freedom from contrary and displeasing things.“ (BA. P987)

Looking at fixed stars, we find that Achernar is on the MC. Ebertin writes in Die Bedeutung der Fixsterne:

“Well-placed, it promises happiness and success by giving good morals, faithful adherence to one’s religious beliefs or philosophical inclinations.” (BF. p63)

*All Bonatti quotes from: Guido Bonatti’s Book of Astronomy (BA), translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press, 2007

Aries Ingress 2013 for United Kingdom, European Union and United States of America

On 20th March 2013 at 11:02 UT/06:02 EST the Sun will be in 00*00’ Aries. Traditional astrology states that a chart cast for the capital of a nation at the time the Sun enters Aries provides a detailed picture of the events occurring during the year or at least part of the year to follow. The ancients called this the Revolution of the Year of the World, but it is also known as the Solar Ingress.

As ingress charts are location specific, I will give an analysis of the 2013 solar ingress for Britain and the EU, followed by the ingress for the Unites States of America.

Solar Ingress 2013 London

Shown above is the Aries ingress chart, cast for London, representing the United Kingdom. With a moveable sign rising, this chart will be valid for three months only. Thereafter, the Cancer-, Libra- and Capricorn ingress charts will have to be taken into account.

From the chart above, we can see that most of the planets are debilitated. Saturn is retrograde, Jupiter in detriment, Mars and Venus are combust, and Mercury is essentially debilitated by detriment and fall. Luna is essentially dignified by Rulership and face and is close to the Ascendant. Therefore I propose that the Moon will be the Lady of the Revolution, valid until the Cancer ingress on 21 June 2013.

Also of importance is the fact that the Moon is the Lady of the Ascendant, too.

Bonatti says about the Moon being in the domicile of the Lady of the Year:

“ [i]t signifies and abundance of waters or rains, and the increase of rivers and streams, and their flooding; the increase of cold; and the goodness of the disposition of men, and that they will rejoice in the good.” (BA p857)

With the Moon being the Lady of the Revolution, the main themes between March and June will be matters concerning the common people. We also find that the Moon is square Mars and trine Saturn, of which Bonatti says:

“If at some time it were to happen that the Moon … is the Lord of the Year … and one of the malefics were joined with it, and were to impede it by aspect or conjunction, the condition of the year and of the vulgar or common people will be weakened and made harsh if it were the Lord of the Year.” (BA p911)

Bonatti goes into more detail about this, writing:

“[I]f the Moon were the Lady of the Year or Revolution, … it signifies the good condition of the vulgar generally; and even the good condition of sailors and mothers, … and also gourmands or gluttons … and their way of life. If however she were impeded, it signifies the contrary of these things which I have said…” (BA p974)

and later on writes about the Moon in the 12th house:

“Indeed in the twelfth, it signifies impediment and duress, and the instability of things, and quarrels and prisons from the direction of enemies.” (BA p978)

But not only the common people will suffer, there might be surprises waiting for the rulers, too. Looking at the placement of the Dragon’s Head in Scorpio, we find that:

“Abu Ma’shar said that it signifies … evil and sorrow in great men; and it signifies wars and battles and wounds …” (BA p981f)

It also seems that we will be in for more surprises regarding what may be hidden in our food, as the ingress chart shows Jupiter on the 12th house cusp, which, according to Bonatti denotes that:

“[T]hat they [people] will be saddened by accidents which will come to them on the occasion of quadrupeds, and especially large animals, like horses, cows, and the like.” (BA p944)

What springs to mind as well is retrograde Saturn in the 5th house of joy and pleasure, and Mercury in the 9th house who is strongly debilitated.

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The ingress chart for Europe, cast for Brussels, is nearly identical to the one cast for the United Kingdom. This leads us to believe that  more financial restrictions and continued economic hardship for most of the population, as indicated by Mercury can be expected for The United Kingdom and the European Union.

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Solar Ingress 2013 Washington

Shown here is the Aries ingress chart, cast for Washington and therefore representative for the United States of America. With a mutable sign rising, this chart is valid for six months and the Libra ingress chart will have to be taken into account thereafter.

Once again we see that the Moon is the Lady of the Revolution, but here the Moon is located in the 4th house. Just as we saw in the ingress chart for Europe, the fate of the common people will be of major concern during the next six month. Luna’s location in the 4th house indicates that we are dealing with domestic issues and people’s estates, homes and resources in general. Furthermore, the Moon is aspecting Saturn in the 8th house and Mercury, who is essentially debilitated by Detriment and Fall, in the 12th house. Bonatti says about the placement of the Moon in the 4th house”

“[I]f it [the chart] were nocturnal, neither the beginning nor end will be praised; men’s affairs will be restricted, unless Jupiter were to work to the contrary.” (BA p976)

Taking into account that in this ingress chart Jupiter is the Lord of the Ascendant, we have to investigate Bonatti’s claim thoroughly. Here we find that Jupiter is in detriment and his dispositor is debilitated Mercury, who is located in the 12th house, squaring Jupiter.

At least all is not bad, as it seems that the economic problems will cause tighter bonds between families. Bonatti says about Jupiter in the third house in ingress charts:

“And if he were in the third, it signifies good fortune from one brother to another, and between them; and men will rejoice because of their relatives, and especially younger ones, and first or older sisters.” (BA p943)

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All quotes from: Guido Bonatti’s Book of Astronomy (BA), translation B Dykes, Cazimi Press, 2007