Solar Eclipse – tracking the effects


[Pic The total solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, near Sierra Leone. Credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel]


Useful to see how the Leo Solar Eclipse conjunct certain politicians’ charts works out. This isn’t an exhaustive list. Any other suggestions welcome.

Donald Trump has the Eclipse conjunct his Mars and Ascendant in Leo, making him even less in control of his temper than usual. The key to an Eclipse on Mars is to learn how to handle anger sensibly otherwise it leads to physical strain and/or accidents, never mind volcanic arguments. Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel also both have their Mars conjunct the Leo Eclipse, which could send them into aggressive overdrive. As does Bin Salman, the overly impulsive Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. And Zimbabwe.

There’s a fair raft of prominent politicos with their Pluto conjunct the Eclipse. A Solar Eclipse conjunct Pluto can either bring empowerment/transformation or, in the face of refusal to change – decay and destruction. Al-Sisi, President of Egypt (Pluto in Leo opp Mars square Scorpio Sun, so it will rattle up all of that control-freak, ruthless energy). The EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker (Pluto opp Mars). UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond and US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, born within days of each other, have the Eclipse conjunct their Pluto Jupiter (square Saturn) – so amping up their confidence and drive for control. Steve Bannon also has a late Pluto in Leo, perhaps conjunct Moon. The EU’s 12th house Pluto is also conjunct the Eclipse. UK PM Theresa May has her Pluto in the firing line as well.

Jeremy Corbyn and Emmanuel Macron both have the August Eclipse conjunct their Saturn – paying the price for past decisions, having to shoulder heavier responsibilities and be realistic. The UK has its 11th house Saturn also conjunct the Leo Eclipse, which will put pressure on the legislature at Westminster.

Iraq’s Leo Sun is almost exactly conjunct as they struggle to regain control of territory from ISIS and bridge the sectarian divide. Usain Bolt’s Leo Sun is also conjunct as he retires and faces a complete change of lifestyle. Afghanistan’s Sun is conjunct as well and its Uranus closely in opposition to the Eclipse, so very unstable.

Kim Jong Un’s Leadership chart has Neptune conjunct – which tends to bring self-deceit.

James Mattis, has his Venus conjunct, which will bring a sense of crisis, and forced independence. No guardian angel to depend on, so having to go it alone.

Previous Eclipses in this Saros series, which cast their shadow before and after for several months, have been risky for US presidents.

1998/9 – Clinton impeachment, Dec 98 to Feb 99.

1981 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in March.

1963 – Assassination of JFK in November.

1945 – Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs dropped. Death of FDR (by natural causes).

1927: US local politics. Chicago’s Pineapple (= hand grenades) Primary. 62 bombings, 2 politicians killed just before. A corrupt city government, politicians with ties to organized crime (Al Capone).

1909: Assassination attempt against anti-African-American President William Howard Taft while on a visit to Mexico.



21 thoughts on “Solar Eclipse – tracking the effects

  1. It’s within range of my 5th house Saturn at 0Vir and the ascendant of one of my children at 29Leo, I think I know what it might point to. Still, I admit I struggle to rationalise and interpret these things when they seem to involve my kids though :/

    Other Saturn eclipsers in the world of politics: Macron seems to be having some trouble with his ratings and Jeremy Corbyn has one of his front bench team resign over an ill-advised article concerning the Newcastle child abuse scandal, (in The Sun as well). I imagine he will now have some trouble with his brexit-labour demographic, which is a cost he will have to shoulder. These two having the same eclipse are interesting, one being a very experience parliamentarian and politician, questioned about his past, coming to office older and later in the career and one being a young president, something of an unknown quantity. Corbyn has been trying to balance brexiters/remainers while Macron claims to be neither left nor right, it will be interesting to see if they can hold that together or whether it will start to unravel.

  2. I have the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Leo in my fifth house. Not sure what’s going to happen though on the creative front, I am back designing after a couple years absence. The eclipse will be opposite my husband’s Sun.

  3. I’ve never heard that Taft was anti-black, and he wasn’t. However his successor, Woodrow Wilson, was very much so, and
    threw black people working at the Post Office out of their jobs, over the objections of Congress. Wilson was a huge fan of Birth of a Nation…

  4. I’ve wondered what effect the eclipse might have on the supervolcano in Yellowstone Park. Hasn’t erupted for a very long time….but the caldera has been expanding and hit by ‘swarms’ of hundreds of smaller earthquakes for the last few months. It is right under the eclipse path of Aug 21 eclipse.

    • Yellowstone has been expanding for decades. Swarms of earthquakes occur every year. Major earthquakes (4 to 5+), in ascending depths indicate a rise of magma, and even that can be a false alarm if the magma goes into horizontal faults. Volcanoes and super volcanoes have specific indicators of imminent eruption that go far beyond swarms and expansion. Sulfur discharge, magnetic anomalies, sudden extensive animal migration, thermal pools and floods, these and many more indicators only found by instrumentation, and found concurrently in Idaho and Wyoming, would be ring the bells.

  5. Eclipse also hits Bill Clinton’s Sun in Leo (sq Moon/Taurus). And thru its Saros series, this eclipse echoes back to the Clinton Impeachment in 1998/9. So maybe more problems with little girls? Leo does rule ‘children’……. Eclipse also hits Obama’s Uranus in the 7th, square MC/IC. Change in public image or moving his residence? Expect the unexpected with Uranus. I heard that he wants to work in the tech industry…..and that would certainly be Uranus.

    • Omphale, No “little girls”–pizzagate is a total hoax that only pervs still believe.

      Obama stated last week he is going to get back into politics, behind the scenes.

  6. It’s my birthday..I was born on an eipse 37 yes ago. I m finding solutions n relief from all domestic issues bugging me all these if a new chapter in life is beginning n past getting buried..

    • Rachana, That’s great. Eclipses do have a double effect – crises which provoke change, or change that just falls into place at the right time

  7. I’m no politico but I have a Leo ascendant at 28 degrees 12 with a Pluto Jupiter conjunction. Joys. I’ve gone through so many transformations it’s surprising I’ve got any skin left 🙂 Will be very interesting. I am on a weekend astrology conference in Oxford this weekend with Michael Lutin and Robert Hand so plenty of opportunity to explore 🙂

      • Thank you. In your opinion, in what way? I don’t really know much about Lutin other than the fact he’s quite
        amusing on his videos and Hand is very serious 🙂

        • I’ll let him speak for himself ( “I have a big mouth, hot temper, enormous appetites and a personal history to make the Pope faint when he hears my name. Literally, I believe in life on other planets, because of course there are sentient beings everywhere in the Universe. The fact is, some are sweet, some are sexy, others are total jerks, but I love ‘em all. I’d go up in a space ship any day of the week, although I prefer roomy business class and some nice, fluffy towels when I get to Planet X. Am I legitimate? That’s another story.”

          You are right that Hand is very serious, so you see how opposite they are.

          Lutin’s piece on Pluto in Capricorn, published in January 2007 (Vanity Fair): “The greatest time of upheaval will be between 2015 and 2019, when the square of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn will create the seeds of revolution everywhere. Forces of repression are going to clamp down even harder on those who want to speak their minds.” He sees the US as a fallen empire once Pluto has had it’s way, and predicts a rewrite of the constitution in the latter half of the 2020s.

          • Lutin is very interesting, I heard a talk from him last year in California. He says there is no time, and the planets and stars are alive and emanating energy…both of which I agree with in full.

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