Toto û curtu, the brigand


A young Salvatore Riina

Salvatore Riina, called Totò ‘u Curtu (Toto the short) died on 17 November 2017, one day after his 87th birthday, while in a medically-induced coma after two surgeries in the hospital unit of the prison in Parma. He was one of the most infamous mafia boss and one of the most ferocious criminal who got the leadership of the Sicilian Mafia though a bloody feud against rival clans and launched a harsh battle against the Italian State which caused the death of numerous officials, amongst them, the investigating magistrates Giovanni Falcone and his colleague Paolo Borsellino.
Toto Riina was born on 16 November 1930 at 16:00. I rectified the birth time for 16:11 by direction.


The temperament and the body

The horoscope is in Taurus and the Moon is in Libra. Both signs are ruled by Venus. The Moon is moving away from Venus and they are in aspect by sextile and by parallel in mundo. The Moon is waining and close to the Sun so she is cold. Venus is still visible but she will make the heliacal setting in the next seven days so she is very cold. Therefore Riina’s temperament is phlegmatic.

The ascendent in Taurus gives, according to Dorotheus of Sidon, wide and protruding forehead, thick hair, wide nostrils, thick neck, large pupils, shortness.

Venus is close to her southern highest distance from the ecliptic so his body is fleshy and heavy, as the 53th aphorism of the Ptolemy’s Centiloquium  says:

The lords of the genitures of lean men have no latitude, but of fat men they have: if the latitude be south the native will be nimble; if north, more sluggish.

In the Centiluquium we find another aphorism, the 52nd one, concerning the stature of a man:

The significators of men of tall stature are found in the highest part of their circle, and their horoscopes in the beginnings of signs. Furthermore judge from oriental planets or planets in their station, enquire whether the signs be of right or oblique ascension because the signs of long ascension signify the tall stature, the ones of short ascension the short one.

Therefore if the significator of body is making the heliacal rising or is oriental or stationary the stature will be tall. Also if the ascendent is in the beginning of the sign or if the sign ascending is of right ascension. In Riina’s geniture Venus is close to her evening heliacal setting and the ascendent is in Taurus, a sign of oblique ascension.
Moreover the ascendent is in the constellation of Aries which is a small asterism and so signifies a short stature.

The Lord of  the Soul

Mercury is in Scorpio and he is in antiparallel of declination with Mars and also in square in mundo with him. The Moon is also in sextile with Mars. So Mars is the main significator of his soul. Mars is strong because is oriental but he is peregrine and out-of-sect.

Dorotheus says:

If Mars is supereminent, the native acts scandalous in the eyes of men, finds everywhere suffering, will suffer damage due to processes, in his work, and everything he will deal with, will be slandered by relatives and someone he secretly holds; the damage is greater if the nativity is diurnal, less than if it’s nocturnal.

and Valent adds:

The thieves, the perpetrators, the ungodly, the insiders of their kind are born, and they are covetous, greedy, ruinous, devoid of noble sentiments, wandering in the worst disadvantages and suffering misery or exile or confinement. These stars are performing the worst things, especially in the signs or degrees inoperative; but when both are in the anti-culmination or the occident, or when one sets and the other culminates below, they commit murder or they are partner in crime, and they spend their lives in brigandage.

The Lord of Actions

Venus is retrograde, Mercury is oriental but combust and Mars is oriental visible.  As we have already seen, Mars is in aspect by mundane square and antiparallel of declination with Mercury in Scorpio. Therefore Mars is the lord of action but Mercury participates. Both Mars and Mercury are angular e so they are strong and active.  Ptolemy says:

If Mercury and Mars together assume lordship of action, they produce sculptors, armourers, makers of sacred monuments, modellers, wrestlers, physicians, surgeons, accusers, adulterers, evil-doers, forgers. If Saturn testifies to them, they produce murderers, sneak-thieves, burglars, pirates, cattle-thieves, villains. If Jupiter testifies, they produce men-at‑arms, duellists, energetic, clever persons, busybodies, who meddle in others’ affairs and thereby gain their living.

Since Saturn testifies both Mars and Mercury because they are in bounds of Saturn and Saturn is in parallel in mundo with Mars, those signs are perfectly suited for a mafia boss.

Let’s note that Ananke, the Lot of Necessity, is in Aquarius in opposition to Mars. Since Ananke signify the ties, subordination, struggles and fights, enmities and hatred and accusations and any other violent incident, the opposition of Mars is a clear sign of a life of struggle and fight against rival clan and the law.

Riina was the son of a poor peasant but became a fearsome, powerful and wealthy boss. Though infamous and criminal he reached a very high position. We see in his geniture that the Sun is angular in Scorpio and is aspected by Mars with a square and a antiparallel of declination. Therefore Mars is a doryphoros to the Sun. Mars also angular and in Leo so the Mars and Leo are in mutual reception. This doriphory is very powerful but since Mars is out-of-sect is not very good for the native. It gave him the power over mafia clans but in the end it was counterproductive since he became fugitive in 1969 to escape the arrest and ended in jail in 1993. The Lot of Fortune, Tyche, is in Pisces and in aspect by trine in mundo with her lord, Jupiter, which is retrograde but angular. He was wealthy but he couldn’t enjoy his wealth as a free man.

The illness and the death

Toto Riina was affected by heart problems. According to Ptolemy the diseases are showed by

 the orient and the occident, and especially to the occident itself and the sign preceding it, which is disjunct from the oriental angle.

In the geniture we see that the Sun is close to the occidental horizon and the Moon is in the sixth place. The Sun is squared by Mars in Leo with a dexter square but they are in mutual reception.  Also the aspect is very wide. But Mars and the Sun are also in antiparallel of declination. Since the Sun is significator of the heart and Leo, the sign from which Mars squares the Sun, can be a sign of heart diseases. Daimon, the Lot of Spirit or the lot of the Sun, is with the harmful star Aldebaran. Since Daimon is significator of the heart according to Vettius Valens, it is another sign of heart diseases. The Moon in Libra is squared by Saturn both in mundo and in the zodiac. Since the Libra is a significator of kidney can be a sign of kidney problems. Moreover Mars square in mundo Venus, which is the significator of kidney and also in this geniture is the significator of the native’s body.
In the spring of 2003 he underwent surgery for heart problems and in May of the same year he was hospitalized in Ascoli Piceno hospital for a heart attack. In September 2003 he is again hospitalized for heart problems.  Mars is in opposition to the natal Venus by direction in July 2003. Venus is the significator of his body.

Transferred to the Milanese jail in Opera, he was again hospitalized in 2006, for heart problems, at the San Paolo hospital in Milan. We see that at the beginning of 2007 Mars reached by mundane direction the opposition to the Sun.

On 4 March 2014 he is again hospitalized. On 7 July 2015 is again hospitalized for a serious kidney problem. In February 2014 the Sun by zodiacal direction is conjunct with Mars. In August 2014 the Moon is in opposition by mundane direction with Saturn and in June 2015 Mars is in mundane parallel  with the Moon.

On 17 November 2017 the horoscope by zodiacal direction is in conjunction with the natal Mars.


Moreover the profected horoscope in Leo is in opposition to the directed Sun.


A note about the recent events in Middle East

Two recent events in the Middle East reminded me of the Lunar Eclipse occurred on the last February and the blog post about it: The shadowed Moon over Arabia.  The first is the abruptly announced resignation of the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri from Saudi Arabia on 4 November 2017 followed by the arrests of 11 Princes for corruption in Saudi Arabia during the night. The other one is the earthquake occurred on 12 November on the Iran-Iraq border.  Since during the lunar eclipse occurred on 11th February  2017 the Moon was in Leo the affected region should have been, according to Ptolemy, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Kuwait in particular since those countries are ruled by Leo and also Syria, Palestine, Israel and Yemen since they are under the influence of the fire triplicity.

In my previous post I judged that the effects would have concerned the fall or death of leaders and damage to buildings and would showed up between the first half of October and the first half of February 2018; the intensification of the effects around November 2017.

Below we can see the chart I erected for Al Qurayyat, a city in the north of Saudi Arabia, close to the border of  Jordan and Iraq where the malefic are exactly on the angles during the eclipse.


What’s going on in Saudi Arabia?

The situation in Saudi Arabia is quite puzzling. The resignation of Hariri , the Lebanese Prime Minister, announced on the television during his visit in Riyadh, was followed by the rumors that he was forced to declare it and possibly detained against his will in Riyadh. Moreover on 9 November 2017, Saudi Arabia, and subsequently the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, urge all citizens currently in Lebanon to leave the country immediately.  The arrest of number of prominent Saudi Arabian princes, government ministers, and business people occurred during the night following the Hariri’s announcement of his resignation. The detainees were confined at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh and measures to prevent their fleeing were taken. Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, son of former Crown Prince, was killed while allegedly attempting to flee the country with his private helicopter on November 5. There were rumors that Abdul Aziz, youngest son of King Fahd, was killed while resisting arrest, but the Saudi information ministry released a statement which deny those rumors.

It seem reasonable that the Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who led the anti-corruption committee, want to strengthen his power in Saudi Arabia and change the political balances in the Middle East.

The announcement of Hariri’s resignation was broadcasted around 11:30 UT.


Let’s note that Saturn is exactly at the MC,  25° Sagittarius, the same zodiacal degree he had during the eclipse when he was rising at the horoscope. After the lunar eclipse Saturn became retrograde and then he started again the direct motion reaching the same position the 5th of November. Mars is at 8° of Libra almost in opposition to the position he had during the eclipse at 10° of Aries.

The Iran–Iraq earthquake

On 12 November 2017 at 18:18 UTC an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred on the Iran–Iraq border, just inside Iran, with an epicentre approximately 32 kilometers south-southwest of the city of Halabja, Iraqi Kurdistan.

It was felt throughout the Middle East and further away. With at least 452 people killed and more than 8,100 injured. It is currently the deadliest earthquake of 2017.


In the chart of the earthquake Mars in exactly at the IC at 13° of Libra, almost in opposition to his position during the eclipse. The Sun and the Moon are in sextile and in parallel in mundo around the IC where Mars is posited. Moreover Mars is oriental and rules the Sun and Saturn and the Moon are in square in mundo.

In the syzygy preceding the earthquake the malefics were in the angular houses in perfect square in mundo.earthquake-syzygy.png


The enigmatic shooter

Stephen Paddock, a former auditor and real estate businessman and a high-stakes gambler has been identified by the police as the shooter in the recent Las Vegas attack. Investigators believe that he acted alone but, notwithstanding researches about his life and the crime scene, we don’t know his motive and inconsistencies and mysteries are still clouding a clear and credible reconstruction of the events.

The shooter


The Lords of the  Soul are Jupiter and  Saturn. Saturn is the Lord of the Moon in Aquarius and the Moon is applying to Jupiter by square and Saturn by trine both in mundo and in the zodiac. Saturn is retrograde in exaltation in Libra e receives the Moon in Aquarius. Jupiter inTaurus instead receives the Moon by her exaltation. Since the Moon is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter and in square with him both in mundo and in the zodiac they are doing a equicruria which is a very strong figure. Mercury is visible, oriental in his detriment and exile in Pisces  and in sextile with his lord, Jupiter. Moreover Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Venus his ruler by exaltation. Deneb Algedi, in the tail of Capricornus, a star of nature of Jupiter and Saturn is with the Moon. From the condition of Jupiter and Saturn we judge the soul of the native. Saturn is essentially dignified and angular but retrograde; Jupiter is occidental, peregrine and in a succedent house in bodily conjunction and in parallel of declination with Mars which is in exile in Taurus. Moreover Jupiter is with the Pleiades, a harmful cluster of star of nature of Mars and Moon. This asterism with the lord of the Soul brings passion,  animosity and restlessness and makes lustful and ambitious ones. Therefore the lords of the soul are not very well placed and make the native apparently well-disposed and benevolent even cautious because of the Jupiter influence but malicious, devious, envious and planning revenge. The Plaiedes and Mars with Jupiter and the Moon in square with Mars, the out-of-sect malefic make him prone to passions and violence.  Let us note the nor the Moon and Mercury are in aspect to each other neither they are with the horoscope. According to Ptolemy those are conditions with can be a sign of a disease of the soul since the sensitive soul, the Moon, and the rational soul, Mercury, are unrelated to each other and with the horoscope which is a significator of the body. The Moon is in aspect with both the malefics: by trine with Saturn and by square with Mars. Since Mars is out-of-sect it is more hurtful. The Moon is waining so she is less harmed by the square of Mars but still she is afflicted. We see therefore a hidden violence partially southed by the benevolent Jupiter and a depressive and obstinate influence from the retrograde Saturn which lead to the final puzzling but scrupulously planned outburst.

The Lord of action is Mercury which is oriental, visible and in parallel in mundo to the Sun and Venus. His activities included compulsive gambling are clearly mercurial.

It’s noteworthy the chart of the syzygy before his birth.


The Lord of the syzygy is Mars since he is the ruler of the Sun and he is rising at  the horoscope. Mars occidental in detriment in Taurus is opposed by Saturn close to the occidental horizon at the end of Libra in his exaltation. The angular malefic in opposition produce a strong and malicious climate during which the native is going to born.

His father

Stephen Paddock’s father, Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, was a bank robber who was arrested in 1960 and then escaped prison. He never really knew his father as he was never with his mother.

The significator of his father are the Sun and Saturn but especially the Sun since the geniture is diurnal.  The two significators, the Sun and Saturn, are in opposition. This configuration is harmful for the father. Since the Sun and Saturn are dignified both essentially and accidentally, because they are respectively in domicile and exaltation and they are both angular, the danger is not so serious. Nevertheless the opposition between the significators suggests a wicked nature though a strong one since the significator are dignified. Let’s note that Venus, the primary significator of Stephen Paddock’s mother is combust in exile.

Benjamin Paddock was accused of having committed three bank robberies between February 1959 and July 1960. He was captured and then convicted for the third robbery in federal court in January 1961 where he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. We note that the directed Saturn reach the opposition to the natal Sun around the middle of 1959.


On December 30, 1968, Paddock escaped from the prison and was placed on the FBI 10 most wanted list. Though he continued various illegal activities during the following decade his identity was never uncovered.

At the end of 1968 the Sun by direction reaches the MC.


The shooting and his suicide

Let’s look at the recent solar eclipse already considered in the previous post Las Vegas shooting. We see that during the eclipse the luminaries where at the end of Leo, at 29° Leo.   The Moon in the Stephen Paddock’s geniture was at 22° Aquarius and therefore the eclipse oppose the Moon which is also the lord of the horoscope in his geniture.

Ptolemy says:

Usually, however, those men are affected by the more universal ills who in their own genitures happen to have the most essential places, by which I mean those of the luminaries or of the angles, the same as those that furnish the cause of the general misfortunes, that is, the places of the eclipses or the places directly opposite. Of these the positions most dangerous and hardest to avoid are those in which either of the luminaries is in possession of the very degree of the place of the eclipse, or the degree opposite.

Moreover Mars during the eclipse was at 21° Leo opposing his natal Moon.

His apheta is the Sun close to the supernal pivot. The anareta should be Saturn since he is the malefic which has a familiarity with the Sun in the geniture because Saturn opposes the Sun but we don’t find any anaretic direction of the Sun to Saturn.


Mundane directions

We see instead that the Sun arrives at the natal Moon. There is also the zodiacal direction of the Moon to the natal Sun but since the Moon is not the luminary of the time and is in aversion to the horoscope she cannot be the apheta. According to the ptolemaic doctrine those direction cannot be anaretic. There is also a zodiacal direction of Saturn to the natal Jupiter. Jupiter, which is in an aphetic place, is the planet having more dignity over the place of the Sun, Ascendent and preceding new Moon and so, according to Ptolemy, is a candidate for being an apheta but definitely the Sun should be preferred.


In the Profection we see that the profected Mars at 20°45′ of  Libra is in opposition to the natal Sun. Moreover the directed Moon is with Tolma, the Lot of Courage or Mars, which is significative about courage, machinations and deceit.

In the Solar Revolution Mars square the natal Moon and is close to the conjunction with Jupiter.

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It’s noteworthy that by direction the Moon reaches the parallel in mundo with the natal Sirius and the directed Sirius the conjunction with the natal Jupiter. Sirius the day of Stephen Paddock’s birth was doing the morning anticulmination which is a ptolemaic phase that occurs when the star is at IC when the Sun is rising.

Las Vegas shooting

A gunman opened fire on the crowd at a music festival on the night of October 1, 2017, in Las Vegas killing at least 58 and injuring 546 people, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The event chart

The shooting came at 10:05 p.m. local time.

We see Saturn occidental in Sagittarius at the occidental horizon while the Moon at the MC in Aquarius is moving away from his sextile and is applying to Jupiter in Libra. Saturn is the out-of-sect malefic and dispositor of the Moon. The Moon is with Cauda. The Moon is with the star Deneb Algedi, having nature of Saturn and Jupiter and stars in the tail and muzzle of Capricornus which are harmful and passionate. Venus in detriment and exile in Virgo is applying to Mars, close to perfect the bodily conjunction: this figure stirs the passions, the violent acts. Moreover Jupiter and Tyche are with Coma Berenices which is also a harmful asterism. Lets note that the star Regulus is exactly at the subterranean pivot and the Moon oppose Regulus from the supernal pivot. Since the star Regulus was in conjunction with the Luminaries during the recent solar eclipse, it is noteworthy.

The syzygy before the event

In the preceding syzygy the out-of-sect Saturn is also close to the occidental horizon. Mercury which rules the syzygy and also the ruler of the horoscope is visible in his throne in Virgo but he is with Mars both in the zodiac and in mundo. Moreover Mercury is in parallel of declination  with Mars. The Hyades and Aldebaran, harmful star of nature of Mars, are rising at the horoscope. The Sting of  Scorpio, Aculeus Scorpii, a harmful nebula of nature of Mars and Moon is on the occident. Deneb Algedi and stars in the tail and muzzle of Capricornus are at the MC.  The IC is exactly in the place of the Luminaries during the last eclipse. Also noteworthy is Venus in bodily with the star Regulus. Venus is angular, in her detriment at the very beginning of Virgo. She is in sextile with Jupiter of whom she also dispositor since Jupiter is in Libra so she gives to Jupiter both her detriment and his exile since she is in Virgo, exile of Jupiter.


Venus with Regulus, Mars and Mercury and their vis luminis

The ingress in Libra


We now take into account the last ingress of the Sun, which was in Libra. Saturn was rising at the horoscope. Mars is in parallel in mundo and antiparallel of declination with both the Moon and Jupiter. The Moon is with the star Arcturus and Coma Berenices is at the MC. The Moon is moving from Jupiter to Venus bringing together the nature of Saturn, Jupiter, Venus and Mars.

The recent eclipse


Though the beginning of the last Sun eclipse should be expected after four months in Las Vegas, since the Luminaries were distant from the eastern horizon one third of the diurnal arch, the eclipse seems to be significative for the shooting which occurred only one month and half after. Mars and Saturn are in trine both in the zodiac and in mundo. The Luminaries are with Mars. Also they are in trine in mundo and parallel in mundo with Saturn. This figure is called equicruria and it is very strong. We see therefore the Luminaries making a figure with both the malefics. Jupiter is at the horoscope making aspects with the malefics, the luminaries and his domicile lord, Venus. Venus squares in mundo Jupiter: it’s a epidekateia with a mutual reception since Jupiter is in the Venus’ domicile and Venus in Cancer, exaltation of Jupiter. But this very strong and benefic figure is not capable to avert the accident because of the presence of the malefics. Moreover Venus and MC are with the violent star Pollux of nature of Mars.

At the time of the shooting the Moon was close to the opposition of the place of the eclipse and Saturn on the occident was casting a ray by a dexter square to the Moon at the MC. Venus in subterranean angle, which was exactly with  the star Regulus during the syzygy before the event, was heading to the bodily conjunction with Mars.

Black Hole Sun


Black hole sun
Won’t you come
Won’t you come Soundgarden

A total solar eclipse will be visible in America on August 21, 2017. The so-called Great American Eclipse will darken skies across the USA where the eclipse will be total in a narrow path from the west coast to the east coast as we can see in the picture below.


We have already seen in the previous article The American Midas that this solar eclipse will involve the actual President of the United States, Donald Trump. We are going now to consider the general effects of the eclipse and some specific places where those effects can be stronger.

Since the Solar Eclipse will last for about 3 hours and half, the beginning of its effects will start at the end of April 2018 and will last till the end of October 2021. The intensification will start at the end of August 2020.

The Luminaries are at the end of Leo, in the bounds of Mars, with the star Regulus and moving away from the conjunction of Mars applying to the conjunction of Mercury in Virgo. Moreover they are moving away from the trine of Saturn in Sagittarius soon becoming stationary and from the hexagon of Jupiter in Libra.  Mars and Mercury rules over the Luminaries but they are combust and invisible so Jupiter participates since Jupiter is the second triplicity ruler of the Luminaries and they are in sextile with him. Let’s note that the angle closer to the syzygy is the MC which is in Virgo for most of the places across the USA. So Mercury is a very important ruler.


According to Ptolemy, since the syzygy will occur in the constellation of Leo, the effects can concern wild animals and those which injure the human race; since the Luminaries are close to the autumn equinox they concern the sowing, the hay crops and because the syzygy is close to the MC they concern the kings and religion. The star Regulus in close proximity to the Sun and the Moon can effect the President of the USA, Donald Trump, as the ‘king’ of the country.

The rulership of Mercury and Mars can bring hurricanes, earthquakes and drought and loss of crops by drying or important changes in customs and laws.



Carbondale, Illinois

In the place of the greatest eclipse, Carbondale, Mercury is exactly at the MC.



Nashville, Tennessee

Also in Nashville Mercury is at the MC.



Lincoln, Illinois

In Lincoln Mars is at the supernal pivot.



Kansas City, Missouri

In Kansas City also Mars is at the MC

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Outside the USA


Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Here Saturn is on the oriental horizon so Saturn adds his influx.

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Red Night in St Peterburg


St Peterburg – Hermitage at night

On August 7 a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Europe and Asia.
Since the obscuration of the Moon disk will be limited the influx of this lunar eclipse will be weak.


Moon eclipse 2017 August 7 – 18:20 UT

The Moon will be in Aquarius when the eclipse will occur. According to Ptolemy the north-east quarter of the earth is ruled by the air triplicity and in particular

 The regions of Sauromatica, Oxiana, and Sogdiana are in familiarity with Aquarius and Saturn

Since the eclipse will be visible in the north-east part of the eurasian continent, I looked for a place in that region where a particular configuration will show up. I found that configuration will occur in St Peterburg.


The eclipse will last for about two hours so the effects will last for two months and they will start soon after the eclipse since the eclipse will occur near the eastern horizon. The effects will be more intense after one third of that duration, that is about the end of August.

Since the Moon is in Aquarius in Saturn domicile and bounds and in the triplicity of Jupiter and the Moon is applying to Jupiter and Saturn, the eclipse is ruled by Saturn and Jupiter.  Jupiter and Saturn are in sextile and in mutual reception. Jupiter is combust so he has no light and he is very weak so his rulership is quite weak.

We see that Mars and Mercury are at the occidental horizon but they are both combust and so too weak for adding their influx.

In St Petersburg Saturn is exactly at the MC and so Saturn is the ruler of the eclipse.

Ptolemy says

Saturn, when he gains sole dominance, is in general the cause of destruction by cold, and in particular, when the event concerns men, causes long illnesses, consumptions, withering, disturbances caused by fluids, rheumatisms, and quartan fevers, exile, poverty, imprisonment, mourning, fears, and deaths, especially among those advanced in age. He is usually significant with regard to those dumb animals that are of use to man, and brings about scarcity of them, and the bodily destruction by disease of such as exist, so that the men who use them are similarly affected and perish. With regard to weather, he causes fearful cold, freezing, misty, and pestilential; corruption of the air, clouds, and gloom; furthermore, multitudes of snowstorms, not beneficial but destructive, from which are produced the reptiles harmful to man. As for the rivers and seas, in general he causes storms, the wreck of fleets, disastrous voyages, and the scarcity and death of fish, and in particular the high and ebb tides of the seas and in rivers excessive floods and pollution of their waters. As for the crops of the earth, he brings about want, scarcity, and loss, especially of those grown for necessary uses, either through worms or locusts or floods or cloud-burst or hail or the like, so that famine and the destruction of men thereby result.

The Moon will be in the constellation of Capricorn and so, according to Ptolemy, the eclipse will effect the sea and the water. Therefore a storm or a flood can be a possible effect.


The Moon in the constellation of Capricorn

At the end of August on the 25th Saturn will be in his second station and will begin again his direct motion. At that time probably the effects will show up.

The enigma of Macron


France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support. Francois Mitterrand

Who is Macron? A man who presented himself as an anti-system outsider, but was in power for the past five years as Hollande’s special adviser and then minister of the economy without counting he worked as investment banker at a highly-paid position at Rothschild & Cie Banque; a man supported by the mainstream media, to the point of blatant partiality but being quite vague in general about his policies positions; a man mistrust as the final emissary of world financial powers but lauded as the only savior from the rising nationalism and anti-europeism; a man impersonating the fatal and romantic love for his spouse and suspected to have contracted a lavender marriage. Nobody really knows but of course it’s not so important like being able to be everything the majority of french people judges at this juncture as a suitable président de la république. And so it was.

The geniture

Emmanuel Macron

There is something uncertain and enigmatic also in his geniture. The ascendent and the other angles are all in the very end of signs. That makes the outcome very sensitive to the accuracy of the time of his birth, since if he was born only few minutes later the pivots would shift to the following signs.

The Temperament

The horoscope is in Capricorn in the terms of Mars. The stars Markab and Shaula, both of nature of Mercury and Mars, are rising. The Moon in Taurus is void of course and moving away from Mars. The Moon is also in square with Saturn in the zodiac and in trine with him in mundo. Therefore the Lords of Temperament are Mars and Saturn. Macron is melancholic and choleric. Both Mars and Saturn are oriental, in angular house, the seventh and retrograde. Their presence in an angle opposite to the ascendent angle is not good for his health. In particular Mars, which is out-of-sect and receives his debility from the Moon which is in Libra. Mars is by nature dry and hot and since he is retrograde is very hot leaning him a hot deceases as ulcerations, rashes and sores.

The Soul

Mercury in Sagittarius in the terms of Saturn is in opposition to Jupiter in Cancer and he receives Saturn in Virgo by trine. Since we have already seen that Moon has familiarity with Saturn, the Lords of the Soul are Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn and Jupiter are in sextile both in the zodiac and in mundo. Also Jupiter is exalted in Cancer. Ptolemy says:

Saturn, allied with Jupiter in the way described, again in dignified positions, makes his subjects good, respectful to elders, sedate, noble-minded, helpful, critical, fond of possessions, magnanimous, generous, of good intentions, lovers of their friends, gentle, wise, patient, philosophical.

Since both Saturn and Jupiter are retrograde they give some disproportion to the qualities of the soul previously stated. He will be sometimes to rigid and harsh sometimes too lavish and presumptuous.

The profession

Mars is oriental but retrograde so he is unfit as lord of activity. Venus is oriental but sub radii. Mercury is in conjunction with the Sun but retrograde. No planet has familiarity with the MC. There is no proper planet to be taken as the significator of activity. But since Mercury generally is not effected by the vicinity to the Sun as the other planets we can take him as significator of activity.

Mercury receives Saturn by trine. This aspect is a sign of is past activity as investment banker.

The Anonymous says:

It makes the natives reflexive and perspicacious, their reasoning is firm and they are secure. Their activities are related to reasoning, letters, numbers, and trading from which they earns what is enough for their lives.

and Valens adds

Saturn in trine to Mercury, especially in its triangles, makes the administrators of kings, superintendents and prosecutors, who are responsible for navigation or administrative affairs and similar assignments.  They are born perspicacious, cunning men.

Jupiter is in opposition to Mercury. This is a pulsatio naturae since Mercury is applying to Jupiter from the Jupiter domicile. But Mercury is in his exile in Sagittarius and also retrograde and combust so he is weak. Moreover Jupiter is exalted in Cancer but retrograde and so he is not really able to receive the gift from Mercury. This aspect is related to his political career since Jupiter is significator of authority and leadership.

But the Anonymous warns:

It is harmful to those who deal with writings and accounts: it means the insurrection and the anger of people or the denigration to the superiors dictated by envy, the death of the brothers and accusations and quarrels between relatives.

The Dignity

As we have seen from a previous article (French Presidential Election: part 1) Macron is among the other candidate the less dignified according to the doctrine of Ptolemy. Therefore we can judge that that doctrine in not entirely correct or, more probably, complete in detecting the rank of a geniture. Macron was already a very successful man and now, as president of France, is rank is definitely at the top. Despite this there is something out of place in his geniture for a star of first magnitude since most of the planets in Macron’s geniture are retrograde or under the rays and the luminaries are not angular. But Macron has actually a very fist magnitude star preeminent in his nativity: Regulus. Saturn which is the Lord of the Horoscope is angular with the star Regulus.


Saturn  with Regulus

The marriage

According to Ptolemy:

For men it is necessary to observe the position of the moon in their genitures. For, in the first place, if she chances to be in the eastern quadrants, she makes men marry young or marry women younger than themselves; but if she is in the western quadrants they marry late or marry older women. And if she is under the rays of the sun and in aspect with Saturn, they do not marry at all.

The doctrine of Ptolemy should be understood regarding both the mundane quadrants and the quadrants relative to the Sun. The Moon is in the occidental quadrant regarding her mundane position as the Moon is between the subterranean pivot and the horoscope. Also the Moon is in the occidental quadrant relative to the Sun as the Moon is between the first quarter and the Full Moon.

Vettius Valens says:

Venus trine with Saturn makes men severe, humorless, supercilious, rough in love and promiscuous, yet lying with base-born or elderly women, or with prostitutes

All those who have Venus in conjunction with Saturn, as a houseruler of Saturn, or in superior aspect with Saturn, and who have Jupiter in aspect with both, are united with prominent or elderly women.

Venus in in the terms of Saturn in aspect with Saturn and both Saturn and Venus are in aspect with Jupiter.
Moreover Venus is under the Sun’s rays and she is heading toward the combustion.
In the Solar Return for the year of his weeding that took place on the 20th October 2007 we see Saturn which is the  Lord of Horoscope both in the geniture and the Solar Return is at the occident, close to his natal position. Venus of nativity is close to MC of Revolution and with Mercury of Revolution. The Moon and Venus are in conjunction in their Capricorn and in opposition to the Part of Wedding.
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In the protection the profected Sun is with the Lot of Wedding. The profected Moon trines the Lot of Wedding and the Lot of Fortune. The Moon of nativity is with the profected Venus.
In the mundane directions we see the Sun and Mercury reaching the MC and squaring in mundo the Horoscope.

The victory

In the Solar Revolution previous the his victory we see the star Regolus exactly at the horoscope of revolution with Saturn of nativity. The Moon is translating the light of Saturn to the Sun. Mars is at the occident.

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In the mundane directions the directed Sun and Mercury are with Nike, the Lot of Victory.  The directed Moon is in opposition to Saturn of nativity. The directed Jupiter to the Sun and Mercury of nativity. The directed Mars to the Sun and Mercury of nativity.


With the aid of the astrolabe we see more clearly that the Moon reaches by direction the opposition to Saturn and Regulus of nativity.