In 2016 W.B. Yeats’ poem The Second Coming was often quoted. It described a world that was falling part, where “the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…”. And at the end of poem we get the famous prophecy:
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?
The rough beast is compared with Donald Trump. He is the saviour, born in the stable of Reality TV, who can create a new dawn for America. And his brush with COVID reminds us of the beast mentioned in the Book of Revelations, Chapter 13, Verse 3:
And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Of course Trump is not the beast from the B0ok of Revelations, and it is still too early to tell whether he has beaten COVID. But the imagery is disturbing.
As far as mid-October is concerned, here are some of the major astrological events:
October 13: Sun opposition Mars
October 14: Mercury goes retrograde
October 15: Sun sesquiquadrate the Mars/Saturn midpoint
October 16: New Moon
October 18: Sun square Mars
Each event on its own doesn’t count for much, but taken together we get an explosive situation, which gravitates around the New Moon on October 16. Mars and Saturn are already in square aspect with each other, and the Sun, by aspecting both, helps focus the energy. Mercury going retrograde close to the New Moon creates further uncertainty, with the markets likely to show considerable instability. Here’s the chart of the New Moon, set for Washington DC:
We can see that the Moon at 24 Libra makes an opposition aspect to Mars in Aries, and this in turn is squared by Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. I think it likely that this New Moon is going to hit Donald Trump hard, whether in terms of his health, reputation or political fortunes. Yes, things are bad, but they could get a lot worse. Have a look at Trump’s natal chart:
We can see that the New Moon at 24 Libra makes an exact square to Trump’s Saturn at 24 Cancer. Furthermore, at the time of the New Moon Saturn at 26 Capricorn is making an opposition to Trump’s Venus at 26 Cancer. This aspect has been operational for a long time, but the New Moon brings it into focus one more time. Matters are made even more difficult by the involvement of the hypothetical planet Hades, which is making an exact sesquiquadrate to Saturn, and therefore making an exact semisqure to his natal Venus. Women, sleaze, money, whatever.
For Trump personally, the pressure is going to mount, and his fortunes will in all likelihood move from bad to worse. In terms of the US in general, we have to remember that Trump IS America, because Americans chose him as their president. America will continue to be torn up by death, division and COVID.
However, we don’t want to be totally focused on the US. The middle of October isn’t just bad for America, it is also bad for the world. It is a time of conflict and tension, and some places are going to be worse affected than others. Matters might not be helped by the fact that America will be perceived as being preoccupied by COVID and elections.
One part of the world that we already know is problematic is the Caucasus, with Azerbaijan threatening the territorial integrity of the ethnic-Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh. Most Americans don’t know where this is, though Kim Kardashian, with her South Californian Armenian roots, has been trying to raise awareness. As she tweeted on September 27, “Armenia has been the victim of unprovoked attacks by Azerbaijan & the predictable disinformation campaign that accompanies them. Azerbaijan is blocking social media except for war propaganda”.
This is the New Moon set for Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh:
The Ascendant is at 22 39 Cancer, opposition Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. That is suggestive of enemy action. Also, the Sun-Mars opposition is square the Ascendant. Matters are further complicated by the fact that the Jupiter-Saturn midpoint is opposition the Ascendant, and the Mars-Saturn midpoint is making an 135 degree aspect. We get the following midpoing tree:
The energy of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, that is exact on December 21, is being picked up by Pluto. The Mars-Saturn aspect is a pairing relating to death and destruction. And the Ascendant indicates an area of particular vulnerability, which is the Caucasus. This is an area that we really need to focus on, particularly as there is already a conflict in the region.
What more can I say? Be careful, be vigilant and pay close attention to Kim Kardashian’s tweets.