Last week the dramatic  events in the US were discussed, now there are problem in The Netherlands. The curfew imposed on Saturday caused cropped-up frustrations about the Corona crisis to burst out, rioters mixed with demonstrators against the Corona measures and created havoc. The police were forced to take hard action, this was a bit more fierce than just the usual rioting taking place now and then .So it is interesting to take a look at what is happening in the chart of The Netherlands. The best Dutch radix is the chart of the exact moment of the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter preceding the foundation of the Dutch state.   

This Dutch radix will not be discussed here as this has been done before, those who are interested to investigate this GC-radix, the data are 4 September 1563, 18:15:30 LMT, Amsterdam, Asc  28.55 Aquarius. It is a remarkable fact that in these times the star Ful Al Hut, the Mouth of the Fish was on the Ascendant. In Fum Al Hut or Fomalhout Aquarius pours out the water form his jar, this is sweet water, so not the wild salt water  any more. Here a major Dutch myth can be seen, myth is what the stars indicate.

The current lunar return based on this GC-radix, made more than 450 years later, can be seen by clicking on the download button above. This Lunar Retrun took place on 9 January and will be in force till 5 February, it shows the state of the Netherlands this month. What strikes the eye immediately is the Sun, the general signficator of authorities on the Ascendant, so they will manifets very strongly this month. You can say that, for the first time since the German occupation in the Second World War a curfew was imposed and this will trigger a strong reaction as the Sun in Capricorn is in “negative reception” with the Moon. Every planet in Capricorn harms the Moon as Caporicorn is the sign in which the Moon has its detriment.

The Moon is the General Significator of the people who will also manifest strongly, as it is on the MC. It is also in strong mutual reception with Mars as the Moon is placed in the sign ruled by Mars, and Mars is in the sign where the Moon has its exaltation. Mars has just left his domicile behind and entered his detriment, so it will show its most vicious side. It is this nasty violent Mars that is so strongly connected to the people- Moon, this shows the rioting.

Mars also squares the conjunction of Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter in the first house. Mercury is Lord 8 which does not indicate people will die, but it is not pleasant, Lord 8 can also show havoc. Saturn of limitations is Lord 1 (the Netherlands) curbing Jupiter (free movement), this conjunction is on the MC by antiscion. So the many angular position are a clear sign something noticeable will take place  this month.

It is intriguing to see that the Lunar Manions, which we have given some attention over the past few weeks also have their role to play. The transit postion of the Moon in a lunar masion gives the general ambience of a day. On Sunday when the riots broke out , the Moon was moving through Al Dabaran, a very fiery and martial masion, the mansion image is a charging cavalry man. 


The star Antares, the Scorpion’s Heart, with an intense martial-red colour, shows again that its dark reputation is well-deserved. The name of this very powerful royal star that ends cycles and therefore is also called the Death Star, was derived from “ Anti-Ares”. Ares is the war god Mars and “anti” indicates he is the war god’s rival. Antares is even fiercer in its martial activities than Mars itself. So if Antares is activated a merciless battle can be expected, of course such an activation of Antares will allways have to be judged in the context of the situation and the nature of the chart. Antares is not death and endings just like that.

The recent events in the US look Antares-like and indeed in the progressions based on the US Great Conjunction chart a clear Antares activation can be seen. The US Great Conjunction chart, as was often explained on this blog, is the chart of the exact moment of the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter preceding the foundation of the US as an independent nation. The recent developments in the US illustrate again that this is a very effective radix, much more effective than other charts which have been proposed. This GC-radix will not be analysed now, we will look at the progressions, today Joe Biden will inaugurated and tensions will climax, click on the link below to view the progressions.

Mars power

It is immediately clear, the progressed Sun is moving over Antares, in predicting on the basis of mundane charts, even if they are centuries old, we will always look at the star positions now. The Sun is the General Significator of power so yes it could not be clearer, the Sun progression is moving away form Antares, but it will be felt for another six months. So this releases an enormous Mars energy, on top of that Mars itself is also active. The progression of Mars, moving fast now at one degree a year, squares natal Mars from the first degree of Aquarius where its is placed on fiery Altair, a powerful Eagle star of a Mars/Jupiter nature. This progression will also remain in orb for another six months. Progressed Jupiter/ natal Lord 10 ( the governmental elite) is also involved by opposition with natal Mars.

Of course, the progressed Jupiter is moving too slowly to be used on its own in predicting but is activated now by the square from Mars and the it counts. This happens on the progressed nodal axis, always a sign of important changes. The fast progressed factors the Part of Fortune (PoF), the Part of the Sun (PoS) and the Moon, moving at about one degree a month, complete this picture. The PoF sextiles/trines this progressed Jupiter/Lord 10 in opposition with natal Mars, this will be over in a month. The PoS is on Praesepe a very malefic nebula,which can associated with a brainless, merciless power struggle, this will also be over in a month.   

Al Haqa     

 The Moon progressing thorugh the Manzils, the Western lunar mansions, gives more information about the developments in the country, it will soon leave Al Dabaran, a  very fiery and martial mansion to move over into the next one.  For a year the Moon was in Al Dabaran, to which a picture of a fiery galopping cavalry-man holding a snake belongs, an appropriate image for an election year of  extreme polarisation.  The next mansion is Al Haqa, its picture is a crowned head surrounded by stars, indicating a king controlling strong wild desires by clear, cool thinking. The transition to the Biden administration could not have been shown much clearer. The Mars activations wil remain in force for another six months, but the absolute climax of tensions, indicated by the fast factors will decrease in one or two months.

Trump in Al Sarfah

This week shocking images came from the US. Instigated by the president a raging mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, the heart of American democracy. It is a miracle that only a few people were killed, because the police controlled itself it did not turn into a bloodbath. This danger was clearly present, with more than a few neonazis in the mob and a hardly concealed call of Donald Trump to lynch his vice-president Mike Pence. Pence could be brought into safety, this will have been the end of his dog-like loyalty to Trump.

So it is interesting to take a look at progressions of (almost) ex-president Trump at the moment, click on the download button below to be able to view them. Striking the eye is the (primary direction) of the MC on the progressed position of Saturn in its detriment, so showing its nastiest face and indicating  that Trump lost the election. The Part of Fortune is on the South Scale now, the merciless Scorpion’s Claw harshly restoring the balance and the Part of the Sun, especially important for rulers, is on progressed Mars in its detriment, so the fighter planet will also show its most violent side. This conjunction falls on Vindemiatrix, the star of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice, who calls up forces he can’t control. Note the parts are swift, one degree is a month, so this is quite precise.

Al Sarfah

The MC, moving about a degree a year, will still be on this nasty Saturn for some time and the next six months the Part of the Sun will be moving over chaotic Neptune, by antiscion the progressed Moon will oppose this position. The same Moon can tell us more about what is going on, in another way, by its movement through the lunar mansions. These are our own Western lunar mansions which were forgotten, but now they are back. The Moon wil leave the Al Zubra manion to enter Al Sarfah soon , both are Leo mansions so connected to power struggles. In Al Zubra, the Mansion of the Manes, the image is a heavily armed warrior with a big lance riding on the back of a lion, no explanation required.

In the next mansion Al Sarfah the power is leaking away, according to its image the warrior is not riding the lion any more, but is on foot fighting a big dragon! In Al Zubra the key-words are prestige and charisma, in Al Sarfah separation and combat. So this shows that we will hear more from him , this may also have to with the many legal procedures that will be starting when Trump is an ordinary citizen again without presendential invioliability. Trump is gliding from the Back of the lion to its Tail which he can still pull very provocatively.  

In 452…

In our last post on this blog the transition of the Great Conjunctions into the Air element now and the same transition 800 years ago were compared. Then as now, there were very fast developments, a lot of international movements, a fundamental change in the power balance and many innovations in the field of knowledge. A climax in these changes were the invasions of the Mongols, united under Djenghiz Khan, they swept a like a thunder storm through many parts of Asia and they even occupied parts of Europe. Europe, the Occident, the land of matter (Earth)  was attacked by armies from the East when the time of Earth ended and Air times began.     

This is repeating itself now, though it is a virus from the East now that has stormed our borders and not an army. The virus is the climax in the transition to Air and it seems that the West is indeed more heavily afflicted by the virus than China, Corona is the instrument by which the US looses its leading position in the world, making room for the new power in the East. It is the same cycle unfolding and that is very impressive. But we can go even further back in time, as there is a comparable transition of the GC’s every 800 years and this brings us to the year 452 when after a long transit phase the GC’s also finally moved into Air. That is really astounding, because the same thing happened then.

Atilla, the Scourge of God

Of course, every school-child knows that then the (Western-)Roman Empire came to an end, although the Eastern part existed for another 1000 years. Now that is a shifting power-balance! The impulse that put an end to the Roman Empire also came from the East which is even more astounding. Again from the heart of Asia, it was Atilla the Hun, the Scourge of God, who pillaging stormed through Europa. Fearfully flying from the attacking Huns German tribes invaded the weakened Roman Empire. Under this pressure, it finally collapse , which was the beginning of a new world as for a very long time the Romans had been the stong dominating power. Empires, are like human beings however, they may seem very strong now but inevitably in the end they pass away.

The wheel of history, shown by the Great Conjunctions, will mercilessly go on turning. This gives us a majestic view of history by which also this time can be given its place, be understood and accepted. Of course, no modern historian would look at history in this way therefore their analyses are most often not very clear or inspiring. Once this was different and it is intriguing to read how astrology was common knowledge in days of yore, also among the Mongol tribes conquering whole continents 800 years ago.

Mongol Astrology

The story is that the birth of a great man was expected in 1186 when there was a conjunction of the seven planets in Libra, and that was the year Djenghiz Khan was born.  In 1226 the same Djenghiz Khan, after a life of great conquests, saw five planets “on a row” and feared that his end had come. In the middle of this conjunction was the GC of Saturn and Jupiter of 1226, indicating the final transition into the Air element. It is not known what exactly the Great Kahn thought or what his astrologers told him, but it seems there was a acute consciousness of the meaning of the GC cycle among the Mongols. The Great Khan turned out to have been right, he died the next year. Now that the GC’s had moved into Air , the acute tensions began to diminish, the Mongols who caused the crisis in the transition time to Air, began to loose impetus. History did not need them or Djenghiz Kahn any more and their role came to an end.