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Cyclone Idai



Cyclone Idai is regarded as one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere as a whole. Idai caused severe flooding throughout Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe resulting in at least 784 deaths. More than 3 million people experienced the direct effects of the cyclone, with hundreds of thousands in need of assistance.


Cyclone Idai path

During a first landfall the cyclone hit the north-central provinces of Mozambique on 6 March. The Niassa, Tete and Zambezia provinces were affected, the latter being hardest-hit. Then hit Malawi on 9 March. The northwestern Madagascar suffered some heavy rains.
The second landfall hit again the Mozambique, in the central and coastal regions. At 00:00 UTC on 15 March,  Idai had made landfall near Beira, Mozambique, with 10-minute sustained winds of 165 km/h. Coupled with torrential rains, disastrous flooding ensued in the region. Officials called the extensive flooded areas “an inland ocean” visible even from outer space. The Cyclone Idai ended his ride as a tropical storm over eastern Zimbawe still affecting the region.

The Solar Eclipse on September 1st 2016

As I noted in my privous article The Malefics threaten the South East Africa the solar eclipse occurred on the 1st of September 2016 was supposed to affected the south east part of Africa between March 2017 and the end of 2022. The intensificantion was supposed to happen around the half of July 2019.

Let’s look at the chart for Beira, Mozambuique, which was one of the most affected places.


Let’s note that the tropical signs are reversed since the chart is located in the southern hemispere where the seasons are contrary to the ones in the northern hemispere.

Below we can see the city of Beira surrounded by the lines of rising of Mars and Saturn and of setting of star Aldebaran and culmination of star Regulus.


The syzygy before the cyclone Idai

Now let’s judge the chart for the preceeding syzygy, the new moon occured before the cyclone Idai struck the South East Africa.


The conjunction of the Luminaries was on the western horizon in Virgo. The Moon was defluxing from Mars and applying to Saturn after the syzygy. Therefore both the Luminaries are besieged by malefics. Mars is in his own domicile in Scorpio. Saturn in exile in Cancer. Saturn and Mars are also in trine and  Mars receives the debility of his fall from Saturn. The Moon is with the stars of the stream of water of the constellation of Aquarius. Mars is with Algol, the violent star of the Gorgon. The stars Capella, Rigel and Bellatrix are at the MC. Mercury, which rules the syzygy by domicile and exaltation, is retrograde but still visible, making the heliacal setting in the next seven days. He is in his throne, angular, visible in the sky over the western horizon and in aspect in mundo with Saturn by sextile and with Jupiter by square. Jupiter is his exile in Gemini, angular at the IC. Let’s note that there are three planetary configurations which are called ‘Opening of the Portals’. A planetary configuration is of such kind if there is an aspect between two planets  having opposite domiciles. Here we see Saturn and the Sun in sextile and also the Moon is translating the light from the Sun to Saturn. This configuration brings mist, clouds and rain. Moreover we see the mondane square of Mars and Venus which causes rain and lightning; and the square of Mercury and Jupiter, the most important configuration since it involves Mercury which is the lord of the syzygy, producing strong winds. Lastly we see that Sun and Moon conjunction during the eclipse was over the ascendant of the syzygy and in opposition to the syzygy itself.



The workaholic of two worlds


Sergio Marchionne was an Italian-Canadian businessman, widely known for his turnaround of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, his business acumen and his outspoken and often frank approach, especially when dealing with unpalatable issues related to his companies and the automotive industry.

The geniture


The Temperament

Gemini is rising and the Sun, Venus and Mercury are in the first house. Sun and Venus are in Gemini and quite close to the horoscope but Venus, being combust is very weak; Mercury is close to the second house so not so strong as the presence in the first house let us suppose. The Moon is waning in Aries and she is moving away from the sestile of Venus and applying to the sextile of the Sun and the opposition of Mars. We note also that the lord of the horoscope, Mercury, which is also the lord of the Sun, is in trine with Mars. So Mars is the primary significator of body and Mercury the secondary. Therefore his temperament is choleric. Lets note that Aldebaran, the bull eye, the red star of nature of Mars is rising at the horoscope. The Anonymous says:

When Aldebaran rises at the birth time makes the natives prosperous and very wealthy […] they are by far the most glorious, famous and richest than any other man

The soul

Since the lord of the Moon is Mars and Mercury is in trine with Mars, Mars is also the lord of the soul. Mars is in sect since the geniture is nocturnal and so can be beneficial instead than harmful. Mars is in domicile in Scorpio and cadent on the cusp of the VI house. We see therefore that is attitude toward life is very well shown by the influence of Mars which gaves him frank, assertive, goal digger, sharp and sometimes a bit tough attitude.

The profession

Mercury is doing the heliacal rising since he is visible but was not seven day before the nativity. Therefore he is the lord of actions since the other fast planets, that are, Venus and Mars are unsuitable because the first one is combust and occidental the second one. Moreover Mars is in trine with Mercury and also in trine with the MC in mundo. So Mars contributes with Mercury as a secondary lord of activities. The lord of Mercury by exaltation, Jupiter, is in sextile and parallel in mundo to Mercury and also in antiparallel of declination with Mars so Jupiter testifies both of them. This configuration fits quite well with his profession as a businessman and manager.

Lets note that Mercury is doing a doryphoria to the Sun since he is the lord of the Sun in Gemini and also Mercury is doing the heliacal rising. Since the Sun is angular and in a masculine sign, that configuration is a sign of a distinguished nativity and great dignity, according to Ptolemy.

His death

The Sun and the Moon are both in aphetical places but the Sun in the first house close to the horoscope is going to rise and so he is strong and the he should be preferred as the apheta of the geniture. On the day of his death the Sun by direction reachs the opposition of Saturn. At the same time Mars by direction reachs the IC and so squares the horoscope. The Sun and the horoscope are in Gemini which rules the upper part of the torso and shoulders where the illness, which caused his death, showed up.



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.


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.

Tycho Brahe, the Danish Stargazer

braheThycho Brahe was a Danish nobleman, astronomer, astrologer and alchimist. He is famous for his accurate and extensive stellar and planetary observations. His fascination with astronomical observation began when, as a boy, he saw an eclipse of the Sun which took place at exactly the time it was predicted. During his life’s work he measured the positions of celestial bodies every night it was possible to scry the sky, and carefully recording these measurements, year after year. His observations were some five times more accurate than the best available observations at the time. He reported also a new phenomenon on 11 November 1572: a bright star, never observed before, which had unexpectedly appeared in the constellation Cassiopeia. Since he noted that the new celestial object showed no daily parallax against the background of the fixed stars and it did not change its position relative to the fixed stars over several months he understood that it should have been a far distant star: a new star, a ‘stella nova’, called now a supernova in modern astronomy. This discovery was a milestone in breaking the aristotelian world-view which asserts the immutability and unchangeable nature of stars and celestial bodies.

The Geniture

From George Ludwig Frobenius, a german polymath versed in mathematic and astronomy who stayed with Tycho at his observatory in Hven island, we have two version of Tycho’s geniture.


Version I


Version II

The second version, which seems more accurate, reports his birth in Knutstorp on 13th December 22:47 PM, which, counting the days from noon, is 14th December 10:47.


The temperament

We firstly note that Jupiter and Venus are rising in the Tycho’s geniture. The ascendent is in Aquarius, domicile and triplicity of Saturn and bounds of Venus. Moreover Saturn is in sextile with the horoscope. The Moon in Virgo is applying  to Saturn and then Mercury.  Saturn is combust so he’s quite weak. So Venus and Jupiter are the Lord of Temperament and Saturn participates. Tycho’s temperament is sanguine because of Jupiter and Venus. Venus is moist and warm because she is occidental. Jupiter is occidental and he is warm. Saturn adds a melancholic tone to the mainly sanguine complexion. The conjunction of Saturn and Mercury is a sign of stutterers but Mars squares in mundo Saturn and so he loose the tongue. Lets note tha Mars is in the first house but considerebly distant from the horoscope, so he is not directly partecipant in Tycho’s temperament. Anyway Mars is still in the first house, in his domicile in Aries and in aspect with Saturn. Since Mars is out-of-sect he adds impulsivness and impetuosity to his attidute and he caused him much troubles as we will see.
Sir David Brewster writes in his book “The Martyrs of Science: The Lives of Galieo, Tycho Brahe, and Kepler”:

Tycho was a little above the middle size, and in the last years of his life he was slightly corpulent. He had reddish yellow hair and a ruddy complexion. He was of a sanguine temperament, and is said to have been sometimes irritable, and even obstinate. This failing, however, if he did posses it, was not exhibited towards his pupils or his scientific friends, who ever entertained for him the warmest affection and esteem.

The Lord of the Soul

Mercury is in Capricorn, oriental, combust. Mercury is in conjunction with Saturn at the end of Sagittarius. The Moon in Virgo, as we have already seen, is applying to Saturn and Mercury by a square. Moreover the Moon is in trine in mundo with Mercury. So Mercury and Saturn are the Lord of the Soul.

Valens says:

Saturn and Mercury are allies and productive of activities/employment. They do, however, bring slanders about religion, lawsuits, and debts, as well as disturbances about written matters and money. On the other hand, these stars make men who are not without resources and not unintelligent, with much experience and awareness, and who are curious, far-seeing scholars, seekers after mystic lore, revering the gods, but with much on their consciences.

Liber Hermetis says:

Saturn joined with Mercury makes prudent, informed, magicians knowing celestial things, knowledgeable of bad or of hidden things.

The Profession

Mercury is oriental in a diunal geniture and so is a candidate for the Lord of action. Mercury is also combust but the nearness to the Sun is not a real impediment for Mercury as it is for the other planets. The Moon in Virgo is angular and applaying to Saturn and Mercury. So Mercury is receiving the Moon. This is a further indication for Mercury to be the lord of Action.

Rhetorius the Egyptian says:

If Mercury changes to be in a good house, and expecially in a domicile of Saturn, not under the Sunbeams and expected by Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, it makes astrologer, diviner and priest.

In Tycho’s geniture Mercury is in Capricorn, a domicile of Saturn, and in conjuction with Saturn but Mercury is combust. Nevetherless the conjunction of Saturn and Mercury is an indicator of mathematicians and astronomers.

Venus is occidental but she has already the mean motion. She is with Jupiter, the Lord of the MC, both configurated with MC sicne they are at the horoscope. They for sure add fame and notoriety and success to Tycho’s actions. Even more so both Jupiter and Venus are in trine with Tyche and Tyche is with the star Arcturus.

Pezel says that, when Arcturus is in conjunction with the significators of wealth as the Lot of Fortune and the second house cusp or the Luminaries and their dispositors means incrising in wealth and very high honors.

The Duel

While at university in Germany he had a duel with a fellow student over which one was the best mathematician. He was attending a wedding party at Professor Lucas Bachmeister’s house on 10 December 1566 where everybody, including Tycho, drunk too much. He soon got in a heated argument with Manderup Parsberg, another Danish student who was his third cousin. They quarreled again on the 27th and they decided to resolve the question challenging each other to a duel. On the 29 December 1566 during the duel Tycho lost part of his nose and gained a broad scar across his forehead. In order to disguise his terrible disfigurement he wore a prosthetic nose for the rest of his life.

Mars by direction arrives at the horoscope on 24th Dicember 1566. Mars in the geniture is in Aries in the first house and out-of-sect. Since Aries signifies the head and Mars gives wounds the direction is in agreement with the event.


The profected Moon is with Mars of Nativity.


Moreover Mars in the Solar Revolution is at 24° Sagittarius and squares the Moon of Nativity at 23° of Virgo.

The Observatory

On the 23rd May 1576 a document was signed by Friederick II, the King of Denmark,  in which  he offered Tycho the island of Hven and funding to set up an observatory.

Saturn reaches by mundane direction the Lot of Fortune which was in the giniture in the bounds of Saturn and was in sextile and parallel in mundo with Saturn.


The death

Brahe died from a bladder infection on 24 October 1601, after etiquette kept him from excusing himself to use the bathroom during a royal banquet in October 1601 in Prague, causing his bladder to rupture.

We see that the Sun, which is the apheta, reaches by mundane direction the opposition to the natal Mars.


It’s interesting to note that Vettius Valens says that the seventh place from Daimon rules the bladder. In Tycho’s geniture in that place we found Saturn, Mercury and the Sun.

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 American Midas


Annibale Caracci – Apollo gives the ass’ears to Midas

Though the rest was human, he was punished in that sole aspect: he wore the ears of a slow-moving ass. He was anxious to conceal them, and tried to detract from the shameful ugliness of his head with a purple turban. But the servant who used to trim his long hair with a blade, found it out, who, since he dare not reveal the disgrace he had seen, but eager to broadcast it to the four winds, and unable to keep it to himself, went off quietly and dug a hole in the soil. In a tiny voice, he whispered to the hollow earth, and buried his spoken evidence under the infill, and stole away having closed up the hidden trench. But a thick bed of quivering reeds began to shoot up there, and as soon as they had grown, at the end of the year, they gave the burrower away: stirred gently, then, by the wind they repeated the buried words, and testified against his master. Ovid Metamorphoses XI

In the presidential election of November 8 2016 the billionaire tycoon Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Without any prior governmental or military experience and opposed by the cultural and entertainment elite he was eventually able to collect the votes of rural and deindustrialized zones and people who saw this eminent outsider as a possibility of change.

The geniture


The temperament

Mars is rising at the horoscope in the bounds of Mars. The Sun, Lord of the Horoscope, is in Gemini in the bounds of Mars and he trines Mars. The Moon in Sagittarius trines Mars and she is moving away by hexagon from her lord Jupiter. So the Lords of Temperament are Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter are both occidental. Jupiter is in his second station. Moreover Regulus, the heart of Leo, is rising at the horoscope. Regulus is of nature of Mars and Jupiter and so the rulership over the body of Mars and Jupiter is again stressed. The Moon is almost perfecting the opposition to the Sun, that is Full Moon, and so very hot. Therefore Trump’s predominant quality is hot and his temperament is Choleric Sanguine.

Ptolemy says:

When Jupiter is setting, he makes his subjects light, to be sure, but not as before, in such a way as to give them a good colour, and with lank hair or even bald in front and on the crown, and of average stature; in temperament they have an excess of the moist.

When he [Mars] is setting, he makes them in appearance simply ruddy, of middle height, with small eyes, not much hair on the body, and straight yellow hair; their temperament exceeds in the dry.

Since Jupiter is near to his highest boreal altitude Trump’s body is big and fleshy but agile.

The Moon is with Shaula a harmful star in the Sting of Scorpio which brings damage to the eyes.

The soul

Mercury is in Cancer, occidental and making the evening heliacal rising. Mercury is almost feralis, that is alone, except for a parallel in mundo with Jupiter which is his Lord by exaltation. Since Jupiter is the Lord of the Moon as we have already seen, Jupiter is the Lord of the Soul. Jupiter is occidental, in his second station, dignified by term, in a cadent house because of the ptolemaic rule of 5 dead degrees.

Jupiter in a equinoctial sign produces souls fitted for dealing with the people, fond of turbulence and political activity, glory-seeking; in his evening station he produces souls noble and wise, but with mediocre memory, not painstaking nor fond of labour, but investigators of hidden things, says Ptolemy. Moreover Jupiter is in his proper face or almugea to the Sun and so he gives a liberal, simple, self-willed, strong, noble person.

If Jupiter alone has the domination of the soul, in honourable positions he makes his subjects magnanimous, generous, god-fearing, honourable, pleasure-loving, kind, magnificent, liberal, just, high-minded, dignified, minding their own business, compassionate, fond of discussion, beneficent, affectionate, with qualities of leadership. If he chances to be in the opposite kind of position, he makes their souls seem similar, to be sure, but with a difference in the direction of greater humility, less conspicuousness, and poorer judgement. For example, instead of magnanimity, he endows them with prodigality; instead of reverence for the gods, with superstition; instead of modesty, with cowardice; instead of dignity, with conceit; instead of kindness, with foolish simplicity; instead of the love of beauty, with love of pleasure; instead of high-mindedness, with stupidity; instead of liberality, with indifference, and the like.

Here the Jupiter’s condition is not very dignified but it is also effected by some aspects with other planets. Firstly Jupiter is in mutual reception with Saturn and Venus by a quartile aspect both in mundo and in the zodiac since Jupiter is in Libra, domicile of Venus and exaltation of Saturn and Venus and Saturn are conjuncted in Cancer, exaltation of Jupiter. But Saturn and Venus are superior to Jupiter. Venus in right square with Jupiter gives a strong desire for women; he will love beautiful ladies and possibly harlots. Moreover the conjunction of Saturn and Venus corrupts the passive part of the soul and makes him even more prone to desire and indulgence in pleasures. The other aspect is Mars in sextile in mundo with Jupiter. Mars is very strong since he is angular but he is out-of-sect therefore he make Trump active and commanding but bossy and despotic. Here Mars is also in aspect with the Moon close to the Full Moon, so the choleric mood effects even more the sensitive soul. Moreover the Moon is with Shaula a harmful star of nature of Mercury and Mars.

Lets note that the Moon is actually not only very close to the Full Moon but also with Cauda, that is, Trump was born during a lunar eclipse though not visible from USA during his birth. This peculiar configuration is by itself quite critical and it effects the native strongly, in particular it clouds the sensitive soul and if had not been for the presence of Jupiter and the antiparallel between the Moon and Mercury, the angular Mars would have brought a serious illness to his soul.

The profession

Mercury is making the evening heliacal rising and so he is the Lord of Activity. Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter which is his exaltation lord, so Jupiter testifies Mercury.

Says Ptolemy:

For if Mercury governs action, to speak generally, he makes his subjects scribes, men of business, calculators, teachers, merchants, bankers, soothsayers, astrologers, sacrificers, and in general those who perform their functions by means of documents, interpretation, and giving and taking.

If it is Jupiter that witnesses, they will be law-makers, orators, sophists, who enjoy familiarity with great persons.

The Material Fortune

The Lot of Fortune is angular, with the descendent. It is in aversion with its Lord Saturn in exile in Cancer. But Saturn is aspected by benefics: he is conjuncted with Venus and squared by Jupiter in mutual reception as we have already seen. Moreover the Lot of Fortune is aspected by the Luminars, Jupiter and Mars. The trines of the Sun and Jupiter are quite beneficial but the opposition of Mars from the ascendent seems to indicate a sudden reversal of fortune or loss due to unwary and impulsive actions.

Lets note that both the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit are with Vega, the star of nature of Mercury and Venus, in the constellation of Lyra. Stade says:

The Lyra in the second house or with Jupiter or Venus or with the Lot of Fortune, gives great wealth.

Here Vega is not in the second house but she is with the Lot of Fortune aspected by Jupiter in the second house.

The Dignity

In Trump’s geniture we don’t find any proper doryphory. Mercury, which is making the vespertine heliacal rising and he is the Lord of the Sun by domicile, is unfit in a day chart to be a proper doryphoros of the Sun, since by his phase he is nocturnal.  Anyway Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter, his Lord by exaltation. This testimony is a sign of a dignified person and also of his father since the Sun is angular in the X house.

More significative is the star Regulus rising at the horoscope with Mars.  Rethorius the Egyptian says:

[Regulus] makes honored generals, subjecting and administering lands and cities and nations, and frightful men and commander and generals, administrator, those who shaken up, unconquered, outspoken, contentious, effective, shrewd, manly, those likely to conquer, with much property and very wealth, magnanimous and ambitious, fond of nice things, but not coming to an entirely good end.

The additional presence of the out-of-sect Mars makes those features even more pronounced and promises a possible bad end.

The Presidential Election


In the Solar Return we see that the Lot of Fortune is in Scorpio with her Lord Mars. They are also in sextile in mundo with Jupiter and angular, at the IC,  in the geniture and so Mars and Lot of Fortune of Revolution testimonies the horoscope and Mars of nativity. Mars in this chart is the Lord of the MC by domicile and terms signifying that some important achievement are going to be realized. The Moon is moving from Mercury to Saturn, the Lord of Lot of Fortune in nativity. The Moon is also in square with the natal Mercury, which is the Lord of Activity.


In the Profection Mercury is with the MC of nativity. The horoscope and Mars are with Venus and Saturn of nativity. Saturn and Venus are in opposition to the Moon of nativity.


We see in the direction a perfect conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter of nativity.

A Look into the future

On 21th August 2017 a Solar Eclipse will be visible in North America.

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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.

In this eclipse we see that the Luminaries are on the horoscope of Trump’s geniture. Moreover Saturn in Sagittarius in the I house is exactly with the Moon of Trump’s nativity. Also Mars is close to the Mars of nativity, as Jupiter with Jupiter of nativity and Venus with Venus and Saturn of nativity.

The Solar Eclipse will last for about 3 hours and half so 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.

On the 27th May 2018 we see a direction of Mars to the Moon of nativity.


In the Solar Revolution for the 2017 even if Jupiter is rising on the Horoscope of Revolution and in conjunction with the Jupiter of Nativity, others elements are not so beneficial. The Lord of the ascendent, Venus, is in Taurus in aversion with the horoscope and, more noteworthy, Saturn is conjunction with the Moon of nativity and in opposition to the Sun of nativity.

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Trump probably will face hard times during his presidential term especially from the end of April 2018. Definitely it will be very improbable that he will be reelected.