Last Sunday Max Verstappen won the Grand Prix of Barcelona and came back in the lead of the classification by winnimng thre race. Last December we followed the last Formula- races on this blog and the prediction was made that Verstappen would become world champion, which also happened in an extremely exciting final race. Now  that Max has taken the lead again, the question is whether he will repeat it this season, which only ends in November. Sometimes a driver will dominate for years.

Aldebaran MC

Max was born on September 30th and until then he has the solar return under which he also became world champion last December. That is quite a strong return with royal Aldebaran on the MC and Lord 1 on royal Spica. This strong solar return remains in force until his birthday but then he gets a new one,  which covers the last two months of the season. Now it could be so that it has already been decided by that time, but there is still a good chance that the new return will show whether he will win the championship again.

That is the question because right on the Ascendant of this solar return the South Node is found and that is the point where a very painful sacrifice must be made, the South Node is a kind of super-Saturn. It automatically means that the influence of the North Node, “super-Jupiter” will fall on the opponent’s descendant.  Venus, Lord 7 of opponents, has also just made a leap from his fall in Virgo to his own sign Libra, a huge increase in strength. Planets that make those kinds of movements in a solar return are always important clues.

Insufficient Price

The return-MC is in th laste degree of Leo, where for a long time royal Regulus stood, the “throne star”, but it has now moved up to the first degree of Virgo on the other side of the sign boundary. On the ascendant there is a royal ster, Lucida Lancis, the Scorpion’s Southern Claw, but that star is also called the Insufficient Price, the utmost is asked of you but that is not enough. Royal does not always mean winning, it does mean that there is a very powerful effect.


Lord 10 of the job is the Sun in the solar return and by antiscion it is in opposition with Mercury which occupies a remarkable place. It is conjunct the lightning-fast radix-Mercury of Max who has given him his racing talent. But the return -Mercury is not fast and also retrograde, the opposition with return Lord 10 seems to indicate that Max will not be able to use his Mercury optimally at the end of this year under the new solar return.  It is still early in the season, but this solar return under which he could become world champion again does not look that promising.

Lucida Lancis

Some time ago, based on the chart of the beginning of the war in Ukraine, I wrote the following:

“Looking ahead, we see mid-April (calculation date March 3) Mars going over Pluto which can be nothing but a very fierce battle that reaches a decisive point, could that be the fall of Mariupol? Then we see another turning point in mid-May (calculation date 6 March). Mars in the first house of the Russians leaves its exaltation and loses significantly in fighting power, while the MC changes the sign and the Moon (Lord 7 Ukraine) enters its exaltation in Taurus, indicating an improvement for Ukraine.”

This prediction was made with a 1 day = 1 week key and it seems to work reasonably well. The conjunction of Mars with Pluto did not bring the fall of Mariupol, a unit on the site of the Azov steel plant fought on till yesterday. However, the city largely fell into the hands of the Russians and has been completely razed to the ground.  Also, the Russian offensive in the Donbas has stalled in many places and the Russians have been driven away from Kharkov in the direction of the border. We will continue to monitor developments.

Lucida Lancis

Last week we discussed the eclipse chart that preceded the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the power of the eclipses as a prediction tool was clear. If a tense situation has arisen, you can use the eclipse charts to see if and when it could get out of hand. Another good example of the power of eclipses is the chart  of the Lunar Eclipse that preceded the outbreak of World War II that began with the German attack on Poland on September 1, 1939. This results in the eclipse chart below for Berlin.

The star on the Ascendant already speaks volumes, it is Vindemiatrix the Sorcerer’s Apprentice who is going to unleash uncontrollable forces that will get totally out of hand. Lord 1 indicates Germany and that is Venus which almost falls on the Descendant of others, so they are now going to take action! The MC confirms the violence that will erupt, it falls on violent Sirius, the brutal head star of the Big Dog. These are already a lot of clues, to which can be added the position of the Moon, falling in the Via Combusta on Lucida Lancis, the Southern Scale of Libra. This is a royal star that you can better describe as the merciless  Scoprion’s  Claw that you will grab you and will not let you go.

When working with eclipses, William Lilly also looked at the decanates in which the eclipse falls and that indeed seems to work here. The second decanate of Scorpio is associated with an image of war and struggle, these images  show another aspect of the  division of the signs that goes back to an ancient tradition. 

Antares Eclipse

Last week the upcoming eclipse of May 16 was discussed and the chart of that Lunar Eclipse made for Moscow looked quite dramatic. What was also clear, is how important context is in astrology, in a prediction you always combine knowledge of the context with the interpretation of the chart. There is now a war going on and so you look at the eclipse chart with regard to that situation now, for Moscow and Kiev. The degree of the eclipse will also be on an Ascendant somewhere in the world, but the question is what does that mean? Meanwhile, we know that eclipse charts for a country that is at war, will refer to that war.


A good example of the power of eclipse charts is that of the solar eclipse before the outbreak of the war in Ukraine. Tensions had long been rising by then, the Russians were building troop concentrations on the border with Ukraine, so the context was clear. On December 4, there was a solar eclipse, and just by looking at the star on which that eclipse falls, you already know what is about to happen. That star is Antares the most martial of all stars in the firmament, this bright red royal star is not for nothing called Anti-Ares, the competitor of the war god Ares in combativeness.

This Antares eclipse makes a sextile with Saturn, Lord 1 and that makes the effect of the eclipse acute in this place. Antares is the Heart of the Scorpion, the beast that stabs the Hunter Orion to death with his poisonous angel and at the MC that martial story is repeated again very conspicuously. The MC is on the other royal star from Scorpio, the merciless South scale or the Scorpio claws, not a fine combination of extremely powerful stars. Mars is also Lord 10 which is very emphasized in the tenth house and is in conjunction with Saturn / Lord 1 via antiscion. This Mars is on Agena, a powerful star in Pholus the Centaur who dies because he picks up a poison arrow too impulsively.   

Astrolabium Planum

It is a clear horoscope, there is an excess of Mars to see, so you know what will happen. The eclipse falls in the second decanate of Sagittarius to which the image of a grieving man is connected, and also the image associated with the eclipse degree (thirteenth degree) in the Astrolabium Planum is not very encouraging, it describes a conquered, handcuffed figure. Not only can you clearly see when something is going to happen based on eclipse horoscopes, you can also see the myth that is going to be acted out, here that of Orion and the Scorpion and that is knowledge that may be interesting to a government.

Rus Eclipse

The Sun is currently moving in the direction of the North Node and that means it is eclipse time.  After all, eclipses occur when a New Moon or a Full Moon falls near the Nodal Axis. The symbolism is clear, a new Moon or a Full Moon – also called a “lunation” – is a conjunction or opposition of the Luminaries Sun and Moon, the two main planets. That’s why lunations also mark important moments.The Nodal Axis is given by the points where the orbits of the Luminaries intersect. A lunation on the Nodal Axis is therefore symbolically a “superlunation”, a gathering of the Luminaries at their meeting point!


That is why eclipses in mundane astrology are important instruments indicating turning points in developments. By calculating eclipse charts for various capitals, you can see what kind of development the eclipse will bring specifically to a country. Technically, you do not calculate the eclipse for the exact moment of the conjunction or opposition, but for the time of the climax, the middle between the beginning and the end of the eclipse. On April 30, there was already a partial Solar Eclipse, but the Lunar Eclipse that is coming on May 16 is more interesting.

At the moment, of course, the war Russia is waging against Ukraine is the most dramatic development in the world and therefore it is interesting to see what this eclipse looks like when you calculate it for Moscow. That indicates what Moscow may expect from this turning point. The context is that Russia changed its strategy two weeks ago and is now trying to get hold of the eastern part of Ukraine.The truth is also that the Russians, despite all their efforts and numerical superiority, have achieved not much success, they suffer great losses of materials and men, the Ukrainians defend themselves fiercely and effectively.

The Great Headhunter

The upcoming eclipse of May 16 is not going to make things any better for Russia, on the contrary. The chart is made for Moscow and thus shows specifically what the Kremlin may expect.That looks dramatic, the Russians are facing major setbacks. Lord 1 is the Moon, so Russia and because it is a Lunar Eclipse, the light of the Moon is going out, the Russian light. The Moon is extremely weak on the cusp of the sixth house of misfortune and illness and in its fall in Scorpio.The Sun that extinguishes the Moon light is very vicious, this Sun stands on Algol the great star of death and destruction, the queen of darkness, the most horrible star in the skies. That power of the cosmic headhunter Algol is going to work against Russia

William Lilly is equally clear in his description of the Lunar Eclipses per decanate. A Lunar Eclipse in the last decanate of Scoprio brings “murder and seditions”. The Kremlin may brace itself  because this will continue until the next eclipse on October 25th.