solar eclipse acts as a trigger or release of the dynamic, underlying
tensions and pressures shown by the location of Uranus. Uranus is currently
conspicuously positioned on the United States’ Fourth House cusp, where
it shakes, electrifies and awakens the nation. Quigley says that Uranus
“has the power to raise an individual up to the very heights of prominence
and power practically overnight or to cast him down to ignominy, obscurity,
poverty or disgrace.”
Reagan’s Sun happens to be exactly in line with this solar eclipse-Uranus
combination. GOP presidential hopefuls invoke his name and values when
describing their own vision, but Reagan the person will likely be fading
fast under this solar eclipse.
McCain and Barak
most obvious place where the solar eclipse will have an immediate political
impact is on the 2000 presidential contest. The New Hampshire primary
results will be in when the king-maker and throne-toppler effect should
week, Bill Bradley reported yet another episode of heart fibrillation.
Bradley has been urged by supporters to be more aggressive. His Mars,
the planet describing one’s political competitiveness, is under stress
from transiting Saturn. The solar eclipse will land right on his South
Node, which could spell the end of his campaign.
John McCain is capturing the hearts and minds of independent voters,
both within the GOP and the important swing votes positioned between
the two major parties. Why is he doing so well? Transiting Pluto is
now trine his Leo Mars, empowering his political style of directness
and honesty, and enhancing his reputation as a genuine war hero. McCain’s
connections with the U.S. horoscope mark him as a popular reformer (his
progressed Sun conjunct the U.S. Scorpio Ascendant, natal Moon conjunct
the U.S. Pluto, the chart ruler), making him the candidate to watch.
(Editor’s Note: WolfStar uses a Scorpio
Rising U.S. chart.)
Barak (February 12, 1942), Israel’s Prime Minister, has his Mars at
virtually the same zodiacal address as Bill Bradley. At the moment Barak
is under attack for campaign abuses. Israel’s horoscope shows a Tenth
House Saturn being targeted by transiting Uranus and the solar eclipse,
reflecting a severe crisis of authority.
Seventeenth Karmapa Flees to India
week the Dalai Lama wrote to the President of India requesting that
the seventeenth Karmapa, a fourteen-year-old spiritual leader of Tibetan
Buddhists, be allowed to stay with him to pursue his religious studies.
The seventeenth Karmapa is the highest ranking lama recognized by China,
but the boy created a political firestorm when he fled Tibet earlier
in the month.
Karmapa was named Orgyen Trinley Dorje when he was born on June 26,
1985 (in the eastern Tibet region of Lhathok, just before sunrise).
With his Sun in compassionate Cancer, trine the profoundly serious and
charismatic Pluto in Scorpio, the Karmapa must inspire deep respect
as a reincarnated spiritual leader. The Sun is conjunct a gracious Ceres,
and made all the more sensitive and spiritually aware by the opposition
of the most favorable placements in the Karmapa’s horoscope is his Jupiter
in Aquarius. Jupiter here represents freedom of religion, and the right
of self-determination for every individual. This Jupiter is given tremendous
good fortune and luck by sextiling Uranus in Sagittarius, which expresses
very similar qualities. These two planets are said to be in mutual reception
because they reside in each others’ signs where they synergistically
strengthen and support each other.
solar eclipse on February 5 takes place right on the Karmapa’s Jupiter.
He should at that time get whatever he wishes. He will likely be granted
political asylum in India, and some believe he will opt for the United