The Lunar Eclipse on Friday at 19 degrees Cancer/Capricorn is closely entwined with the exact Saturn Pluto conjunction at 22 Capricorn, the only one for the year of those two heavyweight outer planets, whose effect is likely to linger. There’ll be a sombre mood with a sense of being hemmed in by restrictions. Progress will only be made after considerable effort and teeth-gritting perseverance. There is awesome strength and endurance in Saturn Pluto but little flexibility and less sentiment. It is sometimes referred to as the sign of the black magician, with an ability to wield occult power.
The eclipsed Full Moon is trine/sextile Neptune which may arguably soften the effect slightly. But it could also add a confused, delusional or megalomaniac streak. The ‘lucky’ Jupiter trine Uranus is still in orb though not tied into the eclipse.
Located to Washington, DC, it puts Mars conjunct the Descendant, stirring up a belligerent mood. There’s nothing much angular for Teheran.
The Saturn Pluto lines tied into the Midheaven fall through central United States and Canada. Saturn Pluto on the Ascendant runs through eastern Australia which makes sense of the blackened devastation there. Saturn Pluto on the IC runs through western India and up through central Russia.