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The leonine Lunar Eclipse

moonleoOn 21 January 2019 there was a total lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon, visible from Americas, Europe and Africa.

The eclipse was visible for the whole duration in the  Americas. In Europe it was partially visible.

The Moon during the eclipse was at the beginning of Leo and therefore, according to Ptolemy, the parts of earth affected by the eclipse should be the ones ruled by Leo, i.e. Italy and Palestine, Libanon, Kuwait, south of Iraq and north of Saudi Arabia and Giordania. Since in those parts the lunar eclipse was only partially visible the effects will be weaker. In the Americas the phenomenon was visible for the its entire duration and therefore the effects will be stronger.

Since the Moon is in Leo, domicile of the Sun, in terms and triplicity of Jupiter and she is moving away from the opposition to Mercury and going toward the Mars and then Venus and Jupiter which are, though, outside the vis luminis of the Moon. The Sun, which is the lod of the Moon, is in Aquarius and in sesxtile with Mars, Venus and Jupiter. So in general we can note that no clear and evident rulership on the eclipse appears but anyway we can judge that Mars and Jupiter have something to say about it. Since Jupiter is involved the eclipse can be in a certain way beneficial and can brings abundance and prosperity but the influnce of Mars in his domicile in Aries, on the other hand, can be dangerous. The star Pollux, which is a helpful star, is in the vis luminis of the Moon, during the eclipse and therefore it gives us hope that the predicted events will be nt to be feared.

Let’s consider some locations which are very notable for the caracteristics of the sky above them.

The eclipse in the Americas

The eclipse maximum in the Americas was around the local time midnight  so the Moon was close to the MC for those locations.

Washington D.C.

In Washington the eclipse maximun occurred at the MC and its duration was 5 hours and 12 minutes, therefore the effects will start around the end of July 2019 and will last for about 5 months.  The helpful star Spica is rising at the horoscope and Jupiter and Venus are with Sirius. Since the eclipse is at the MC it will concerne the presindent of USA and the religions.

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Houston, Texas

As in the previous figure the effect will start around July and will last for about 5 months. Here we see that the malefics Mars and Saturn are angular and in their domicile in square to each other. Mars is the ruler and since the Moon is in the constellation of Cancer and so concerning the sea, the effects can be a violent hurricane or a seaquake.

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The eclipse in Europe

In most part of Europe the eclipse wasn’t visible for its whole duration because it occurred close to the Moon setting. In Dubline though the whole phenomenon was visible.

Dublin, Ireland

The effect will start around November 2019 and will last for about 5 months. We see that Jupiter and Venus are rising at the horoscope and Mars is at the subterranean pivot. The Moon is with Pollux and Jupiter with Antares. Jupiter and Venus at the horoscope are undoubtedly beneficial but the presence of the violent star Antares and of Mars at the FC show that something violent is incumbent. Maybe Ireland will gain beneficts from the difficulties UK will face during the final act of brexit but some problems will show up at the frontiers with the Nothern Ireland.

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Siracusa, Italy

The eclipse in Siracusa will last for 3 hours and 40 minutes, so we expect that effects will start around the december 2019 and will last for little less than 4 months. Here we see that Saturn is rising at the horoscope in his domicile in Capricorn. This suggest that some effects related to eccessive cold or pullution of the water can show up. The star Arcturus at MC can point at violent storm or lasting bad weather.

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The longest Total Lunar Eclipse of the Century

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The longest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century takes place this Friday, July 27. The total phase of the eclipse of July 27 will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, during which the Moon will turn red or ruddy-brown color. From start to finish, including partial eclipse phase, the phenomenon will last nearly 3 hour and 55 minutes.

Mars during the eclipse will be very close to the Moon and it will be visible just below the nocturnal luminary.

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The Moon and Mars and their vis luminis during the eclipse

The eclipse will occur in the sign of Aquarius and in the constellation of Capricorn. Since Mars is in bodily conjunction with the Moon and it will be visible, it will be the lord of the eclipse. Moreover as the Moon is applying to Jupiter during the eclipse, Jupiter will partecipate in ruling  over the eclipse to some extent.

As we can see from the visibility map the Moon will be during the eclipse maximum at the meridian for places on the red line as in the Strait of Hormuz between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and in many places in the European Russia.

Since the lunar eclipse will last for 3 hours and 55 minute and in those places it will occur at the MC, the effects will last for 4 months and will start six months after the eclipse, therefore the effects should be show up between the end of Dicember 2018 and the end of April 2019. The effects will be mostly evident around the beginning of March 2019.

Mars rules the eclipse as we have already said and therefore, according to Ptolemy:

Mars, when he assumes the rulership alone, is in general the cause of destruction through dryness and in particular, when the event concerns men, brings about wars, civil faction, capture, enslavement, uprisings, the wrath of leaders, and sudden deaths arising from such causes; moreover, fevers, tertian agues, raising of blood, swift and violent deaths, especially in the prime of life; similarly, violence, assaults, lawlessness, arson and murder, robbery and piracy. With regard to the condition of the air he causes hot weather, warm, pestilential, and withering winds, the loosing of lightning and hurricanes, and drought. Again, at sea he causes sudden shipwreck of fleets through changeable winds or lightning or the like; the failure of the water of rivers, the drying up of springs, and the tainting of potable waters. With reference to the necessities produced upon the earth for human use, he causes a scarcity and loss of dumb animals and of things which grow from the earth, and the loss of crops by drying as the result of hot weather, or by locusts, or by the beating of the winds, or by burning in places of storage.

Moreover, since the lunar eclipse will be in solid sign, such as Aquarius, the effect will concern the foundations and buildings; and since it will occur in a constellation pertaining to the sea, such as Capricorn, they influence the creatures of the sea and the sailing of fleets. Also being the eclipse close to the MC for the considered regions the predicted event will concern the kings, leaders and the religion.

Let’s look at some charts for places on the red line where the lunar eclipse will have the max intensity and duration.

According to ptolemaic astrological corography, since the lunar eclipse will occur in Aquarius, the regions effected by the eclipse will be BieloRussia and South West part of Russia, Kazakistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, which are under the rulership of Aquarius. So we will at first consider the charts for two city on the red line in the regions priviosly listed.

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

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Perm’ – Russia

In both charts we see that Jupiter is quite weak, being cadent in the VI house. So Mars is tthe real ruler of the eclipse for those places.

Let’s look to some other charts in the Persina Gulf and outside the region which is ruled by Aquarius according to Ptolemy.

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Dubai – United Arab Emirates

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Bandar-e ‘Abbas – Iran

In those charts Jupiter is on the occidental angle and this can be helpuful. Anyway those cities are in the region of the Strait of Hormuz. Recently Iran again made threats to close the strait as a retaliation against the USA after the U.S withdrew from the JCPOA deal earlier in the year and threatened sanctions on the persian oil export. Since about 20% of the world’s petroleum (about 35% of the petroleum traded by sea) passes through the strait, this eclipse can be a sign that the situazion in that area can get worse.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

 

Red Night in St Peterburg

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 shadowed Moon over Arabia

The 11th February 2017 a  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse has occurred. The phenomenon has been visible in Europe, Africa, part of Asia and America and will last for 4 hours and 19 minutes.

The eclipse in north Arabia

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Ptolemy says:

The remaining parts of the quarter, situated about the centre of the inhabited world, Idumaea, Coelê Syria, Judaea, Phoenicia, Chaldaea, Orchinia, and Arabia Felix, which are situated toward the north-west of the whole quarter, have additional familiarity with the north-western triangle, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and furthermore, have as co‑rulers Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury.

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The Phoenicians, Chaldaeans, and Orchinians have familiarity with Leo and the sun, so that they are simpler, kindly, addicted to astrology, and beyond all men worshippers of the sun.

So we should expect that the effects of this lunar eclipse will show up in that region and especially in the North of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria and Lebanon since those places have familiarities with the sign of Leo where the eclipse occurred.
In the city of Al Quarayyat in the north of  Saudi Arabia close to Giordania and Iraq during the eclipse we see a peculiar planetary placement: both the malefic planet, Saturn and Mars, are angular.

Since the Moon is the second quadrant between the MC and the occidental horizon the effects will start after eight months and will last for  4 months and 10 days, that is, between the first half of October and the first half of February 2018. The intensification of the effects will be around November.

Jupiter is the triplicity ruler of the Moon and she is applying to him. Jupiter is angular but peregrine and retrograde. Jupiter and Saturn are in mutual reception by sextile: Jupiter is in Libra, whose lord of exaltation is Saturn; Saturn is in Sagittarius whose domicile lord is Jupiter. Therefore the lords of the eclipse are Jupiter and Saturn. Let’s note that in this chart Saturn is angular, exactly at the horoscope; moreover Mars in on the subterranean pivot in his domicile Aries. The beneficial influence of Jupiter is here undermined by Saturn and Mars. Moreover Saturn, which is the out-of-sect malefic is predominant and he brings a strong cold quality to the event. Since the eclipse is in Leo in a fixed, fiery  sign an not too far from the MC, this indicates the fall or death of leaders and damage to buildings.

 

A comparison of two earthquakes

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On 24 August 2016 an earthquake hit Central Italy close to Accumuli and Amatrice in Lazio region. The city of Amatrice, famous for the  amatriciana sauce, suffered the most damage. More than 2 hundreds people died and many civilian homes and historical buildings were destroyed or damaged.

Amatrice is located on the Appennines, one of the most seismically active areas in Italy. During the past centuries Amatrice was already involved in many earthquakes. The most destructive one, which completely razed Amatrice, took place on the 8th of October 1639.

The ancient earthquake

The event chart

The ancient earthquake occurred around 7.30 in the morning.

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Mercury is rising at the eastern horizon. The Moon is Pisces moving away from the dexter square of Jupiter and Venus in Sagittarius. Saturn is at the IC. So Saturn square in mundo  Mercury. The Moon also is in trine with Mercury.

We will see afterward that Saturn is the Lord of a lunar eclipse occurred in October 1638. During the earthquake Mercury was rising and the Moon was void of course but applying to to 7° Pisces where Mars was during that eclipse.

The good aspects  with receptions of Jupiter and Venus to the Moon apparently were not enough to avoid the disaster.

The preceding syzygy

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Now let’s consider the syzygy preceding the earthquake. The New Moon is at 4° of Libra, in the domicile of Venus, and exaltation, tripicity and bounds of Saturn. Moreover the Moon is applying to Saturn in his domicile in Aquarius, so Saturn is the Lord of the syzygy.  Jupiter is at the IC in domicile in Sagittarius but with the malefic star Antares and he is aspected by Saturn with a sextile. Let’s note that Mercury, the lord of the Ascendent, is receiving Saturn with a square in mundo and also he is close to the ascendent of the eclipse.

The eclipse

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Let’s look at the lunar eclipse occurred on 21st of Dicember 1638. The eclipse was visible in Amatrice and  started in Amatrice at 1:12 and it ended at 5:46. Since the duration was 4 hours and 34 minutes the effects lasted for 4 and half months. Since the eclipse occurred in the VIII house, the effects started after eight months following the eclipse. So the effects would have been expected  between the end of August 1639 and the end of December 1639; the intensification of the effects around October. The earthquake in Amatrice was, as we already know, on 8th of October 1639.

The Moon was in the last degrees of Gemini, in the bounds and triplicity of Saturn. The Moon was in opposition to Mercury in exile in Sagittarius. Mercury is combust though. So Mercury can’t be the lord of the syzygy. Moreover the Moon was  applying to Mars in Pisces in the IV house and Saturn is close to the IC so the influence of the two malefic also should be considered. Therefore we can say that Saturn is the Lord of the eclipse but Mars and Mercury participate.

The recent earthquake

The event chart

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Sirius of nature of Mars and Jupiter is rising. The Moon is the X place in Taurus applying to Venus, Mercury and Jupiter in Virgo. Mars and Saturn are in a partile conjunction and Mars is with the violent star Antares. Mars and Saturn are in parallel in mundo with Venus, Mercury and Jupiter. We will see afterward that, during the eclipse effecting that event, Mars was squaring Saturn. Now Mars and Saturn were exactly conjuncted.

The preceding syzygy

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In the syzygy preceding the earthquake the Sun is at the 26° of Leo in the bound of Mars and triplicity of Jupiter. The Sun is in trine with Mars and Saturn conjuncted in Sagittarius.  Mars is the Lord of the syzygy. Both Saturn and Mars square in mundo Mercury and Venus. Spica, the star of venereal and mercurial nature, is rising at the horoscope. Let’s note that Mars, which at the time of the eclipse was squaring Saturn, is now conjunct with Saturn, going to perfect the aspect at the time of the earthquake.

The eclipse

 

Lunar Eclipse 2015 Amatrice.pngThe eclipse was visible in Amatrice and started at 1:07 UT and it ended at 4:27 UT. Since the duration was 3 hours and 20 minutes the effects lasted for 3 months and 10 days. Since the eclipse occurred at the beginning of the VIII house, the effects started after about ten months following the eclipse. So the effects would have been expected between the end of July 2016 and the first week of November 2016; the intensification of the effects around the beginning of October 2016.

The Moon is at the beginning of Aries in the bounds and triplicity of Jupiter. She is moving away the trine of Saturn in Sagittarius and after the opposition to the Sun, she is heading to the opposition of Mercury. She isn’t making any aspect with Jupiter and Mars since she is in aversion with both of them. Since Jupiter is oriental on the eastern horizon is quite powerful but in fall in Virgo. Saturn is also quite strong, being at the IC and making aspects with both Luminaries and most of the planets: Venus by trine, Jupiter by square in mundo and especially with Mars by a close trine and a square in mundo. So Jupiter and Saturn are the Lord of the eclipse.

Some considerations

We are able now to see some similarities between the two events and the lunar eclipses which seem to be the signs of earthquakes. Saturn, which was at the subterranean pivot during both the eclipses, plays a major role and his presence at the IC is the main sign of a danger which comes from below the earth.

 

The Ecuador earthquake

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On April 16, 2016 at 18:58 ECT, an earthquake occurred in Ecuador. The earthquake epicenter was located  approximately 27 km from the towns of Muisne and Pedernales in a sparsely populated part of the country and 170 km from the capital Quito. The earthquake had a magnitude of 7.8. Widespread damage was caused, with structures hundreds of kilometres from the epicenter collapsing. At least 587 people were killed and at least 8,340 others were injured in the earthquake.It was the worst natural disaster to hit Ecuador since the 1949 Ambato earthquake.

 

The earthquake chart

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The Moon is moving away from the Sun and applying to Mars, Lord of the Horoscope in Scorpio. Moreover the Moon is aspected in mundo by a dexter square of Mars. Altair, star of nature of Mars and Jupiter is rising. The benefics are debilitated and so they are not helpful: Venus cadent in exile in Aries; Jupiter in exile in Virgo. The malefics are conjuncted in Sagittarius and they square in mundo the Lot of Fortune. The Lot of Fortune is opposed by her lord Jupiter. Mars is stationary with Antares, the violent star in the heart of Scorpio.

The preceding syzygy

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The Luminaries are in Aries in the bound of Mercury at the horoscope, expected by a trine of Saturn and Mars. Saturn trines the Luminaries also in mundo. Mercury is doing the heliacal evening rising in the first house. The Moon is applying to Mars.So we can say that both Mars and Mercury  have the rulership over the syzygy. Mars is with Antares. Mars and Saturn are in a very close parallel of declination. Let’s note that the benefics are cadent and in exile.

The root cause: the Lunar eclipse on 27 September 2015

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The lunar eclipse occurred on 27th of September 2015 was visible from Ecuador. The eclipse started at 20.07 and ended at 23.27. Therefore the effect should have lasted for 3 month and 10 days. Since the syzygy occurred in the XI place the effects will start in the first fours month after the eclipse. We can estimate that the effects have to start after about four month after the eclipse, that is at the end of January 2016, as the Moon is almost on the cusp of the XI house. So the effect were to be expected between February 2016 and the middle of April. The intensification of the effect should have been around the end of February.

The earthquake didn’t occur around the end of February but definitely occurred in the temporal window influenced by the eclipse according to the Ptolemaic doctrine.

From the lunar eclipse chart we see that the Moon is separating from Saturn which is on the occidental horizon. Saturn has no dignity over the Moon place but has dignity over the preceding angle that is the MC in Aquarius.  So we can conclude that Saturn is the ruler of the eclipse in Ecuador. Let’s note that Mars is at the IC and aspects Saturn by a dexter square, that is, making an epidekateia on Saturn. This very powerful aspect is even more effective since it occurred over the angles.

Let’s note that the Pleiades are rising on the eastern horizon. Ptolemy says:

The sign of Taurus as a whole is indicative of both temperatures and is somewhat hot; but taken part by part, its leading portion, particularly near the Pleiades, is marked by earthquakes, winds, and mists

About the moment when the event could probably occur, Ptolemy says:

The beginnings of the particular abatements and intensifications of the event we deduced from the conjunctions which take place in the meantime, if they occur in the significant regions or the regions in some aspect to them, and also from the other movements of the planets, if those that effect the predicted event are either rising or setting or stationary or at evening rising, and are at the same time in some aspect to the zodiacal signs that hold the cause; for planets when they are rising or stationary produce intensifications in the events, but when setting, and under the rays of the sun, or advancing at evening, they bring about an abatement.

As we can see from the chart for the Ecuador Earthquake at that moment Mars was making its first station.

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If instead we look at the syzygy preceding the event we find that Mars trines the place of the Moon in the lunar eclipse. Let’s take a look to the preventive lunation before the earth quake. We see that the Sun is over the Moon place during the eclipse and Mars is exactly aspecting the Moon of the eclipse.

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Further considerations

I have already written an article about that lunar eclipse: God save the Queen. In that article I supposed that the eclipse should effect the UK and London since, according to Ptolemaic astrological geography, the northern Europe is under the influence of Aries where the Moon was during the eclipse. Verily almost the same astrological configuration occurred for Paris but I preferred London because during the eclipse Mars was in conjunction with the star Regulus, the ‘little king’ and UK is a monarchy unlike France. Those articles show how difficult is to predict events especially concerning where they will go to happen. Obviously Ecuador is not mentioned by Ptolemy in his astrological geography and so we don’t know which sign belong to, even if some conjectures could be done.  Moreover an eclipse can be a sign of multiple events in different parts of earth. The effect of that eclipse in UK (or France) should be expected later, about the next July and August. In order to verify if some effects will show up in UK we have to wait few more months. We have already seen that Cameron, the prime minister, was questioned  and weakened because of the recent scandal about the Panama Papers. In the next months UK will face important events as the EU referendum and the Queen’s birthday celebrations.