The Sun’s Ingress into Capricorn 2012
The chart of the Ingress of the Sun into the sign, Capricorn, is considered “The World’s Horoscope” for the coming year. While this occurs every year in late December, examples of the chart can be seen in the Fall leading up to the Ingress. And while you can use the Ingress in personal charts, here you see the Ingress as it will impact the United States. (Inner rim: solar arc directions to Dec 21st of the 12 Sag Rising US chart; middle rim: that chart, radix; around the outside, factors of the Ingress 2012.) The method asks for delineation of “contact” (and that includes aspectual contact and placements in a factor’s axis) and consideration of how the midpoints of the Ingress will affect the US chart, radix and directed. I will offer a few suggestions (below the chart,) but you can work more completely with the chart as desired.
Let’s look at some of the “contacts” we see:
v The transit and retrograde Hades has been square the US’ MC; is applying to its Venus; and works to articulate the MC/Venus midpoint. We then expect a downturn in the economy, a diminished (MC) “standing” for the country in the world, and issues about the standards and class status in America. We might interpret parts of this picture as “the impact of the (Hades) poor or disenfranchised on the (Venus) financial resources of the country.”
v The transiting Neptune/Apollon is in 00 Cp, so it is extending it’s influence to what we’ve just said. That midpoint can be interpreted as “spreading mistrust, wide-spread disappointment or deception, or uncertain business trends.” You might also delineate it as “faked success” or “the illusion of success.” The brilliant work of Alfred Witte and others (as evidenced in the book, “Rules for Planetary Pictures”) spoke of this manifestation of this combination of energies as, among other things: “Corruption; gas; and masses of water.” Think about hurricane Sandy and the current concern about whether Syria will use chemical weapons/gas! Then blend the idea of “corruption” to the US’ MC and Venus. This lends the interpretation that there is “sleight of hand” affecting the country’s finances. You might also use the Neptune/Apollon as “spread too thin”—and then blend the Venus in to indicate the financial prospects.
v The theme of “corruption” is kind of repeated by seeing the directed Mars/Neptune passing the axis of the radix MC. If you think of Mars as “taking action,” pass it into or onto Neptune—and there’s pretense, lack of resolve, uncertainty and a kind of “dream world.” How is that affecting the (MC) reputation of our country? Maybe you see the directed Mars in Aquarius as “I want to change the world.” What happens when Neptune in Taurus has the final word on that? How does “unreal finances or security” affect that Mars?
v In 00 Cp 09 is the Pluto/Cupido midpoint. While this can refer to “taxes on families and real estate” and to upheaval in families, if we see the Cupido as “harmony” or “the government family,” we get the sense that there are (Pluto) power struggles, big money, revenge themes and mixed motives. (Now add that to the corruption theme of the Neptune/Apollon.)
v The Sun/Hades midpoint is in 00 Libra 52—neatly applying to the US’ Midheaven. In one guise, this is “a man with secrets;” in another, it’s “a man of the common people;” in yet another, it’s a reference to “a man’s past.” If we think of the Sun as “growth,” the Hades “stunts or negates” it.
v To give an example of the kind of mixed pictures (astrologically) you can use, see the configuration formed by Ingress Mars to directed Apollon applying to radix Pluto. This offers the idea that there is a kind of challenge to (Apollon) business because of (Pluto) taxes or other financial issues.
v Maybe you would interpret the radix Hades/Node = directed Uranus as being about the fact that, given the number of gadgets and all the technology, people no longer connect they way they used to.
v What do you make of the nearly exact contact of directed Pluto to radix Neptune? This aspect has been happening for the last year or two. Do you think there are (Pluto) major changes that (Neptune) won’t even be obvious until sometime in the future? Do you think there have been (Pluto) struggles for power or control that (Neptune) have been masked as some kind of empathy? If you think of Neptune as “idealism” or “big dreams,” wouldn’t Pluto’s reach for power have had an easy time of capitalizing on the weaknesses of Neptune?
v Please note that transiting Neptune is in the axis of this Neptune-Pluto—as is the directed ASCENDANT. So this is a HUGE ISSUE FOR THE UNITED STATES now (as it has been for the last few years.) Get a handle on the various ways you’d interpret the Pluto-Neptune because it’s very significant now.
v Note that transiting Neptune is to radix Apollon—so there is the repeated suggestion of “corruption” and widespread deception or weakness; there may be (Pluto) taxes that encourage (Apollon) businesses to (Neptune) resort to deception. Transiting Neptune is also messing with directed Jupiter and Zeus. When you see transiting Neptune to Jupiter, you want to think about “broken promises, building castles on the sand, and shaky speculations.”
v When you include the directed ASC and Pluto and Zeus with radix Apollon and transiting Neptune, you have concerns about (Zeus) military action linked to (Neptune-Apollon) the use of gas or (Pluto-Neptune) something overpowering a weak populace. You also have (Neptune-Zeus) hidden weapons or hidden military action and concern about (Pluto-Zeus) major weapons.
v The Ingress Neptune/Admetus = radix US Sun with the directed Venus applying (moving into the midpoint.) How do you delineate the Neptune/Admetus? Do you see it as “Pretending to hold steady”? As “Persevering through a time of fragility or illusion”? Neptune/Admetus is, essentially, a strong change from one state to another. It’s like Water changing to Earth or Rock. Take that image to the Sun and Venus (finances) of America.
v The Ingress Neptune/Node is in 13 Capricorn 13, so it is also applying to the US Sun\Venus. Neptune/Node is such things as secret meetings or alliances; it is “nefarious connections” and contact with sick people. With the aspect to directed Venus, it may also be referring to the money involved with Obamacare.
v And what do you make of transiting Pluto radix Admetus, Rx (and, when Pluto moves back from 08*, it will again repeat the serious matter of having radix Hades in its axis)? Picture transiting Pluto with a big stick; it’s whacking on Admetus trying to force change… and trying to change something AT ITS FOUNDATION! Witte speaks of Pluto-Admetus as “radical transformation.” Will it succeed and what will happen as transiting Uranus moves into this picture?
v Transiting Pluto has been designing events in its conversation with the US Hades. This is “deteriorating finances;” it is “power to the common or disenfranchised man;” it is “bad motives” and “negative financing.” If you think of Pluto as “a major change,” the inclusion of Hades as an adjective suggests that the change hasn’t been for the better.
v So okay, there are some ideas to get you started and to explain the method. Below you will find the US chart WITH ASTEROIDS, so you can blend in those ideas. (Ie., with Bacchus in the concept of the MC now hit by Hades, you might say something like, “There is major denial about the problems for the country.”) When you see the US’ Zeus-Siwa in 09-10 Cardinal and you know Pluto and Uranus are gonna’ scrub that area of the chart, you have to think that the (Zeus-A) volatility and military trend in (Siwa) The Middle East or Asia is not going away.
TIMING METHODS: Some astrologers advance the Ingress to follow the transiting Sun. Others move factors and midpoints about 05 minutes per month. (As always, that means to pay lots of attention to applying aspects.)
Lemme know how it goes for you.
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The US Chart
Shown below: the 12 Sag Rising Sibly chart for the United States with a selection of radix midpoints given around the inner rim of the 90 degree dial. Note that the recent 29 Sag eclipse is to the chart’s Uranus/Kronos (change or upsets in government) and to the Neptune/Zeus (false presentation of plans or accomplishments) and to a number of other midpoints in the US chart. The 13 Capricorn eclipse was to the US Sun, so important changes are afoot. Compare the above Ingress midpoints to US Siwa in 10 Cardinal and US Siva in 18 Cardinal and both of those asteroids stand for Asia and The Middle East.
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