The Aquarius Full Moon and lunar eclipse are behind us. Today, the waning Moon moves on to Pisces. The Leo Sun is moving closer towards its conjunction with the ascending lunar node. We are in the eclipse zone, a temporal period when events tend to open, close and compress into a higher frequency more than is usual.
The eclipse zone also has a spatial component. If you are not aware eclipses are happening (and when), it can be a challenging space to occupy. Simply having an awareness of the timeframe involved cannot help but empower your understanding.
Your cognizance of a given eclipse zone can conceivably be enhanced if you also comprehend what distinguishes the two eclipses that usually boundary the time and space within (sometimes there are three eclipses). In this column on Friday, one correlation was already revealed: yesterday’s lunar eclipse was a very exact astrological duplicate of the one that took place precisely 19 years earlier.
In addition, the closing event ostensibly leading us out of our current zone (the total solar eclipse coming up in less than two weeks) will take place on exactly the same date, and in precisely the same degree of Leo, as the solar eclipse of Aug. 21, 1998.
Of course, the context is different this time, with exception for the Sun’s proximity to a lunar node (the essential requisite for eclipses), and its rhythm with the Moon. The planets and other points on the zodiac now are significantly different from how they were in 1998.
For example, Donald Trump is now President of the United States. Context is a factor when you consider that the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21 of this year will closely conjoin The Donald’s documented natal ascendant.
You also have reason to raise an eyebrow. This Aug. 21 will also be the 110th birth anniversary of the late John George Trump.
John G. Trump was Donald’s uncle, the younger brother to the president’s father, Frederick. Now, in addition to the Sun, Moon and Donald’s ascendant we have yet another point merging in the penultimate degree of Leo on Aug. 21: Uncle John’s natal Sun.
Uncle John was something beyond an interesting fellow. After failing to get along with his older brother in a real estate venture, John decided to go to college. Fred (who was not exactly known for such generous deeds) paid the tuition in full, all the way to a doctorate.
After getting his PhD, John proceeded to become something more than just your usual electrical engineer. He became a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), among the most elite academic institutions in the world. During the second World War, he worked in MIT’s top-secret “Rad Lab” (“Rad” for “radiation”). John was also a trusted liaison of the U.S. Government.
In addition to working with the U.S. military and its allies in the development of radar and other technologies, John G. Trump was tasked with interviewing German radar technicians after the war. That’s right, he was part of what some have called Operation Paperclip.
Perhaps most interestingly, it was Uncle John who was assigned to review and analyze private papers confiscated from Nikola Tesla’s New York hotel room after Dr. Tesla’s death.
The Sun is now returning to the same degree of Leo it occupied when Dr. J.G. Trump was born. On that day the New Moon will be so precisely aligned with the Sun as to cast a shadow across the U.S. And it will all take place on one of the most distinguishing degrees of the U.S. president’s natal chart.
If history proves anything, it is that prediction is perhaps the worst application of astrology. Therefore you will not read anything here about a remarkably well-preserved Uncle John showing up in a highly modified DeLorean on Aug. 21, looking for his nephew.
You do have, however, some interesting material to share around a campfire with other astrologers. Who knows, the eclipse zone we are now entering may very well represent a New Age very unlike what some astrologers have predicted.
Now could be the beginning of a space and time defined by the best shaggy-dog and ghost stories you have ever heard. Pay attention. Before this is all over, you might be living a bestselling novel. It would be a shame if you were too spooked to enjoy the ride.
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