The new moon came on October 7 at 7:46 PM GMD. It was at Libra 14 degrees 24 minutes and formed a close configuration with Mercury, and Saturn in Libra on the one side and Venus and Mars in Scorpio on the other showing a strong concentration of energies in the area of Libra and Scorpio. This denotes that matters in the world are coming under judgement. This is the lunation in which the Congressional elections will happen. Elections are on the first Tuesday in November, or November 2nd. This lunation chart will give us a glimpse of the outcome. The full moon chart of October 23rd will show us more.
This is the first lunation in the fall quarter. Mercury at this new moon came to conjunction the fall equinox position of Saturn denoting serious decisions to be made. In the new moon chart over Washington DC the conjunction of Mercury and Saturn is in the 8th house pointing to the national debt and international finances. Saturn rules the 1st house of the DC chart. With Saturn in the 8th house, it shows the people of the nation seriously concerned about their financial condition and that a decision is going to be made. Mercury in the DC chart rules the 8th house. In the 8th house conjunct Saturn, Mercury is reemphasizing that a decision is going to be made relative to public debt. We note that Mars and Venus are conjunct the Mid Heaven of this chart, with Mars in the 10th house and ruling the 10th house. Mars and Venus are separating from conjunction, Venus about to turn retrograde. Venus also rules the 4th house. It shows the people withdrawing support from the incumbent. Mars in the 10th house is unfortunate for the President and those in the executive branch of the government. It also points to increased military activity at this time.
In the Johndro locality chart for DC we have Mars rising and conjunct the Ascendent. This shows the people in an angry mood. Mercury conjunct Saturn along with the new moon is in the 11th house while Jupiter and Uranus are in the 5th house. This mundane opposition is showing the polarization happening now in the Congress between the Democrats and Republicans.
Looking at the Gemini rising USA chart for July 4, 1776, this important lunation at 14 degrees Libra is exactly conjunct the USA position of Saturn at 14 degrees Libra in the 5th house, Saturn ruling the 8th, 9th and 10th houses. It is showing the influence of foreign powers on the country at this time. Note the serious nature of the international community putting its 2 cents into the Arizona illegal immigration issue. This will certainly bear upon the election. International intention to interfere with internal affairs in the US over the immigration issue is linked to money. It is in the private interests of the South American drug cartels for the US borders to remain open. The new moon conjunct the USA Saturn also shows the incumbency entering a new phase. There will be a change in the government.
Yes, change is coming. It appears the Republicans will win back many seats in the Congress. Jupiter is coming to opposition the USA Neptune, and will be exact on the full moon of October 23rd. Neptune in the USA chart rules the 11th house of the Congress. The opposition of Jupiter to the USA Neptune denotes that the conservative forces are in exact opposition to the liberal forces. With Jupiter domicile and elevated in the 11th house of the chart over Neptune in detriment in Virgo in the 5th house, Jupiter is the more powerful of the two. The conservatives will have the advantage. What this country must beware of, however, is neo-cons disguised as conservatives. This is a very real danger. The opposition of Jupiter and Neptune suggest fraud and deception reflecting on the Republicans.
In the NYSE chart, the chart of the stock market, we find Jupiter and Uranus conjunct in the 10th house with no opposition or square. This means that through this lunation period the market will tend upwards in the main,
The new moon chart for Albuquerque, NM where this writer currently resides, shows the lunation occuring in the 10th house. This means that there is going to be a change in the government. Jupiter ruling the ascendent shows the people in New Mexico favoring the Republicans. The change in the government promisses to be significant.
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