Lunar Eclipse 4 June 2012

On 4 June 2012, there will be a partial lunar eclipse. The Moon will be in 14*13’ Sagittarius, opposing the Sun in 14*13’ Gemini. The eclipsed Moon and the Sun will be forming a square to Mars in Virgo and to the Arabic Part of Fortune in Pisces. Furthermore, retrograde Venus will be combust.

The chart below, cast for Brussels, shows the event.

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, …

A look at the map showing the path of angularity of the eclipse shows that the Moon is on the Ascendant during the eclipse in Hong Kong and Singapore. This means that an immediate effect of the eclipse may be expected in China and Malaysia.

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To find out about the possible effects of this eclipse, let us have a look at what William Lilly has to say in his Annus Tenebrosus, or The Dark Year:

“Diseases rage against and amongst Horses, Mules, &c. the Seas troubled by Pyrats.”

Looking at the map of Europe, we can see the following picture emerging:

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Here Mars of the eclipse chart is conjunct the Ascendent throughout Germany and Italy and is touching France and Norway. Mars, the lesser malefic is squaring the Sun/Moon axis, which indicates that these countries will be affected by the eclipse. This can be interpreted as a pointer towards the ongoing deepening of the eurozone crisis. It may as well be worth noting that London is not afflicted, making room for speculations that there may be a further distancing between Britain and the member states of the EU.

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 lunar eclipse that means that people with Sagittarius rising, either in their birth chart or in their Solar return chart for 2012, will feel the influence stronger than others. Furthermore it should be noted if natal 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.