In the ISAR International e-Zine I found the following article written by Charmaine Ashton (USA), giving us a beautiful insight in the serendipity of astrological and mundane events.
“The November 25th solar eclipse will occur at 2/37 Sagittarius, lending a trine to Uranus at 0 Aries in square to Pluto in Cap. In light of the current worldwide protests against the imbalance of the distribution of wealth, the eclipse’s asteroids are helpful in telling the story. The asteroids Fortune, Hispania, Juewa and Sita are conjunct the Sagittarian eclipse with University in Virgo squaring it.
Fortune. People know where Fortune has landed, in the pockets of the modern aristocracy, with very little trickling down. Where did the current protests actually begin? In Hispania, or Spain, in May of this year. As well, Spain’s economic crisis is a major player in the world’s financial market instability. Instability brings us back to Fortune, who stands on a ball as a symbol of instability of your fortune. Hence, the maxim “Stay on the ball” or “Get on the ball.” Next is Juewa, “Jue-wa-sing”, which is Chinese for “star of the future of China”, or “China’s Fortune.”
China’s fortune is an underlying reason for the current imbalances in trade, adding to the instability and malcontent. The final asteroid conjunct the eclipse is Sita. Sita is from Indian lore. She once was, perhaps still is in some circles, held to be the ideal wife from the male point of view. She was completely devoted to her husband, dependent on him for her very life, and suffered greatly from her marriage. Sita signifies, from the western point of view, dependence. The protesters are dependent for their very lives on the machinations of those in power, and are suffering from the elite’s actions.
Finally, the above group is in square to the asteroid University. University students were the ones who originally started the current protests. I love a good story, and this is one I have been waiting for. This movement is growing every day, and most likely will culminate around November 25.With any luck, or fortune, the powers that be will get serious about reforming the economic disgrace we find today”.
In addition to this beautiful story, I did some research after the archetypical meaning of this degree in the mandala interpretation by Janduz and Rudhyar.
The picture according to Janduz is: The entrance of an old temple. Above the arch of the entrance we see the inscription: “Notre dame de la misericorde” in English ‘the Madonna of mercifulness”. The Madonna figure protects with her hands, made longer with energy-rays, both a group of friends in devotion on her right side and a group of threatening enemies on her left side. This picture is representing the Sagittarius grail to express high ideals of mildness and good wishes. On a low level of cosmic consciousness this female energy can be expressed in a very degenerative way.
The archetypical picture according to Rudhyars mandala is: “Two men playing chess”. Chess is a game where men’s natural aggressiveness and the struggle between light and dark is transmuted in a game. Chess has a deep cosmic and esoteric meaning. One of the meanings is to achieve a complete inner self-control.
The lesson to be learnt is to synthesize both powers (female and male) in a harmonic way.
I have the wish the energy of this eclipse will contribute to this in all current societal problems to be solved, resulting in a fair share of worlds wealth equally to all as a basis of a splendid future for mankind.
Another issue concerns the family of Saros series this eclipse is part of. In her book “Predictive astrology – the eagle and the lark” Brady indicates this eclipse as being part of the family of eclipses 14 North. This eclipse family is dominated by a Neptune (higher ideals, fraud) opposing Saturn (authorities, systems) and Venus (matter, money, love relations) on the midpoint of these planets. According to her predictions this type of eclipse is on the eve of a period where unexpected events can occur related a.o. to financial issues, but also remarkable turning points in whatever issue.
This time, at the moment of the eclipse, Neptune and Saturn are in a trine relationship to each other, while Venus is part of a great trine with Jupiter (greater luck and personal growth) and Mars (action) the surprises might be positive ones, provided mankind works on solutions serving the earth and all people on it.
As also Pluto makes part of the great trine, purification is necessary and in those too egocentric cases, the square Pluto makes with Uranus surprises may turn out to be unpleasant.
Finally I would like to draw your attention to another article on this website (see menu articles) about Radical changes during the coming years 2012 to 2015 as result of 7 squares between Uranus and Pluto. In 1965/1966 we had the students in their anti-authoritarian and flower power movement at the moment of the conjunction between Uranus and Pluto. In the coming years the tenability of the results from that period will be weighed.