[Pic The total solar eclipse of November 3, 2013, near Sierra Leone. Credit: Rick Fienberg / TravelQuest International / Wilderness Travel]
Useful to see how the Leo Solar Eclipse conjunct certain politicians’ charts works out. This isn’t an exhaustive list. Any other suggestions welcome.
Donald Trump has the Eclipse conjunct his Mars and Ascendant in Leo, making him even less in control of his temper than usual. The key to an Eclipse on Mars is to learn how to handle anger sensibly otherwise it leads to physical strain and/or accidents, never mind volcanic arguments. Benjamin Netanyahu and Israel also both have their Mars conjunct the Leo Eclipse, which could send them into aggressive overdrive. As does Bin Salman, the overly impulsive Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. And Zimbabwe.
There’s a fair raft of prominent politicos with their Pluto conjunct the Eclipse. A Solar Eclipse conjunct Pluto can either bring empowerment/transformation or, in the face of refusal to change – decay and destruction. Al-Sisi, President of Egypt (Pluto in Leo opp Mars square Scorpio Sun, so it will rattle up all of that control-freak, ruthless energy). The EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker (Pluto opp Mars). UK Chancellor, Philip Hammond and US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joseph Dunford, born within days of each other, have the Eclipse conjunct their Pluto Jupiter (square Saturn) – so amping up their confidence and drive for control. Steve Bannon also has a late Pluto in Leo, perhaps conjunct Moon. The EU’s 12th house Pluto is also conjunct the Eclipse. UK PM Theresa May has her Pluto in the firing line as well.
Jeremy Corbyn and Emmanuel Macron both have the August Eclipse conjunct their Saturn – paying the price for past decisions, having to shoulder heavier responsibilities and be realistic. The UK has its 11th house Saturn also conjunct the Leo Eclipse, which will put pressure on the legislature at Westminster.
Iraq’s Leo Sun is almost exactly conjunct as they struggle to regain control of territory from ISIS and bridge the sectarian divide. Usain Bolt’s Leo Sun is also conjunct as he retires and faces a complete change of lifestyle. Afghanistan’s Sun is conjunct as well and its Uranus closely in opposition to the Eclipse, so very unstable.
Kim Jong Un’s Leadership chart has Neptune conjunct – which tends to bring self-deceit.
James Mattis, has his Venus conjunct, which will bring a sense of crisis, and forced independence. No guardian angel to depend on, so having to go it alone.
Previous Eclipses in this Saros series, which cast their shadow before and after for several months, have been risky for US presidents.
1998/9 – Clinton impeachment, Dec 98 to Feb 99.
1981 – Attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan in March.
1963 – Assassination of JFK in November.
1945 – Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs dropped. Death of FDR (by natural causes).
1927: US local politics. Chicago’s Pineapple (= hand grenades) Primary. 62 bombings, 2 politicians killed just before. A corrupt city government, politicians with ties to organized crime (Al Capone).
1909: Assassination attempt against anti-African-American President William Howard Taft while on a visit to Mexico.