Last week Ireland’s chart was discussed because tensions in Northren Ireland seem to be on the rise. So there is some fear now that the times of “The Troubles”, the bloody civil war, will come back and if such a disaster would indeed happen, it has to be clearly visible in the Irish radix. It is the Great Conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter of 11 June 1146 (4:17:25 LMT, Dublin, Asc 28.50 Gemini) that can be used as Ireland’s radix, this is the GC preceding the independent unification of Ireland under High King Rory which by the way did not last too long (which can also be seen in this chart, which is not given here).
If you are going to use a mundane chart, it is always a good idea to put it through a series of tests based upon important events in the country it concerns. In this way you will get an idea how it works and if it is indeed an effective chart or not. This was discussed last week and the start of the Troubles turned out to be clearly indicated in the progressions /directions, especially by the MC direction entering the crisis zone starting around Algol. That was an indication we were dealing with an effective radix.
Anybody who has visited Ireland will have noticed that apart from The Troubles there is another drama still very present in the national consciousness, the Great Famine of 1845-1850. Potatoes could hardly be harvested in these years because of the potatoe illness, 1 million Irish died, another 1 million emigrated. You can still feel the pain, the fear and the grief. The worst year was 1847, also known as “black ‘47”. If the radix is effective , this drama should also be clearly indicated in the progressions / directions of that year, click on the link below to be abe to view them.
Again the indications for problems are overwhelming. The Sun, Venus so important in the radix, and the Ascendant are moving in Algol’s crisis zone. As these factors move about one degree a year a longer period of big trouble is shown, it lasted about five years. It can also be seen that 1847 will be black, as the faster progressed factors the Moon and the planet parts of the Moon and the Sun (calculated for the middle of the year 1 July 1847) moving at a speed of one degree a month, are placed in crisis positions too. There is an upcoming progressed Full Moon, always a sharp crisis moment, and these faste factors all make oppositions with the Sun, the Asc and Venus in the Algol zone. On top of this we have the Sun applying to an opposition with chaotic Neptune!
It is difficult to come up with more miserable positions, so we can draw the definite conclusion that this chart is correct and effective, next week we will check if there are rising tensions to be seen now in the Irish chart.