I have no birth time so I used the thema mundi chart set for noon, shown here without houses, with the Moon’s movement on his birthday between 10-23 of Cancer.
The solar eclipse of August 21 2017 aspected his Sun with an orb of 2-3 degrees, the maximum orb allowable, highlighting his natal Sun, arguably one of the most important points in any horoscope.
Solar eclipses are associated with unexpected surprises where hidden lunar forces are released and the situation changes very quickly.
I checked the Aries ingress of the Sun for Australia and saw that the solar eclipse of August 17 conjoined the 11th cusp. The 10th house represents the government and the Prime Minister (PM). The 11th house, as the derived 2nd house from the 10th house, represents the support for the PM, and as Barnaby Joyce is Australia’s deputy PM, Barnaby is represented by the 11th house.
The 11th house cusp is closely aspected by the Moon, which represents the high court, and Saturn which rules the opposition because it rules the sign opposite to the government’s 10th house.
I said it didn’t not look good for Barnaby Joyce and “it is most likely that Barnaby Joyce will be forced to stand down“.
He was forced to stand down, had to compete in a by-election, and was re-elected. Note his Sun-Mars opposition. he is a fighter. Not that Mars is in great condition in Libra but he knows how to relate to people and anticipate others’ reactions.
The solar eclipse of Feb 2018
Fast forward to the present and the partial solar eclipse of February 15-16 again aspects his natal Sun. Again he is serious trouble, this time because of an affair and it’s reflection on his support of traditional family values. His reputation has in a sense been partially eclipsed.
On the morning of the eclipse (Australian time) there was talk of mutiny against his leadership in the news media. Two days prior he needed to correct his record of participation in the Army Reserve. f
On the left is Barnaby Joyce’s horoscope with the Feb 2018 partial solar eclipse added. Again both his natal Sun and Mars are activated.
It is interesting that the Feb 2018 eclipse sits on the fifth house cusp of the 2017 Aries Ingress of the Sun horoscope for Australia. Tanya Plibersek is Labor’s deputy leader, and has entered the debate on Joyce’s affair on a different note, declaring that what he does with his personal life should remain private, but that his use of taxpayer funds in moving Vikki Campion, the staffer he had an affair with, into different jobs, should be made fully transparent.
Saturn square Saturn
Barnaby Joyce’s horoscope also shows his natal Saturn at 5 Aries, which means transiting Saturn is squaring his natal Saturn. Saturn aspects bring a test and the need to face facts, and are often associated with issues of maturity, failure, the need to face reality, the need to take responsibility for something, and frequently career issues and for older folk, questions about retirement. He is now needing to run two families and is said to need to keep his job to pay for his various expenses. No doubt he will fight hard to resist retirement from public office.
In more recent news it is claimed in the media that a crisis has developed between the governing parties because of comments made by the PM Malcolm Turnbull and the backlash from Barnaby Joyce.
In the horoscope shown on the left for the Feb 15-16 2018 partial solar eclipse for Australia the aggravation for the government is shown by Mars conjunct the Midheaven. The government and its leader Malcolm Turnbull are shown by the tenth house ruler Jupiter, which is square the eclipse at 22 Scorpio. Turnbull is in a difficult position.
The deputy leader, Barnaby Joyce, is shown by the eleventh house ruler which is Saturn in Capricorn. Venus, the planet representing relationships and young women, aspects Saturn by applying sextile within 7 minutes of arc, which is descriptive of the deputy leader’s affair with his staffer.
The eclipse itself falls in the twelfth house of matters hidden, of entrapment, and self-undoing. Neptune, the planet of illusion and deception, is just within the first house, in tight square aspect with Mars on the Midheaven.
The horoscope for the solar eclipse describes the situation in Australia very well and shows government leadership in crisis.
class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-237″ src=”https://westernastrology.net/wp-content/uploads/NZ-2017-Election-300×300.png” alt=”NZ 2017 Election” width=”300″ height=”300″ />One of the oldest, and in my experience most effective ways to predict the outcome of a national political election is to use the horoscope for the ingress of the Sun, set for the nation’s capital. The 2017 ingress chart is explored here to assess whether it accurately predicts the outcome of the NZ Election.
The ingress chart for the NZ Election is set for the current astrological year, which begins when the Sun’s apparent path crosses the equator at the Aries equinox, usually on March 20 2017, and the location is the nation’s capital: Wellington.
The incumbent government, the centre-right national party led by Bill English, is shown by the ruler of the 10th house and the opposition is shown by the ruler of the 4th house.
The challengers to the incumbent party is the Labour party and the minor parties
The outcome is assessed by examining the condition of these two rulers: their essential and accidental dignities, planets in the 10th and 4th houses, and aspects to these rulers. An important consideration is the next aspect of the Moon. The Moon is generally used to represent the common people, the voters, although the ruler of the 1st house can also be used for this purpose.
In this horoscope the Moon applies to the ruler of the 4th house, Saturn, with 4 minutes of arc. By itself this is almost sufficient to indicate that the opposition wins the election. It should be pointed out that the Moon was applying to Saturn everywhere in the world in each nation’s ingress chart. The difference here is that Saturn rules the 4th house cusp, and does not do so in most other countries. The other difference is context: not every country is holding an election in this astrological year.
Another factor favouring the opposition is that the 4th house ruler is located in the 1st house of the people. The Moon is also in the people’s house applying to Saturn.
Also we see Jupiter, the ruler of the 1st house, in the sign of Saturn’s exaltation: the people like what the opposition has to offer.
In the government’s favour the Moon’s north node, which represents gain, is located in the 10th house of government, although it’s in a different sign than the one on the Midheaven, which lessens its potency. The ruler of the 10th house, the Sun, is in the sign of its exaltation, which is an essential dignity showing strength. This compares well with the essential dignity of the opposition’s ruling planet Saturn, which is peregrine, a minor weakness.
The Sun however is not well placed at the cusp of the 5th house. Here it is unable to ‘see’ the Midheaven, and has little strength. Compare this with the 4th house ruler representing the opposition which is in a powerful angular house.
With news that Barnaby Joyce may have dual citizenship and therefore may have to step down from parliament I decided to have a look at his horoscope.
I have no birth time so I have used the thema mundi chart which is set for noon and shown here without houses and the Moon’s movement through his birthday is between 10-23 of Cancer.
The solar eclipse of August 21 2017 aspects his Sun with an orb of 2-3 degrees. While this might be considered to be the maximum orb allowable it does highlight his natal Sun, arguably one of the most important points in any horoscope.
Solar eclipses are associated with unexpected surprises where hidden forces are released and the situation changes very quickly. In the context of Barnaby’s position as deputy leader of Australia and the challenger to his right to hold that position this eclipse suggests that his tenure is under serious threat.
Checking on the Aries ingress of the Sun for Australia we see that the solar eclipse of August 17 conjoins the 11th cusp. The 10th house represents the government and in particular the Prime Minister (PM). The 11th house, as the derived 2nd house from the 10th house, represents the support for the PM. The deputy PM is the PM’s most primary support and is represented by the 11th house. The 11th house also represents the Liberal and National Party MPs whose votes the PM relies upon to form government.
The 11th house cusp is closely aspected by the Moon and Saturn. Saturn rules the opposition because it rules the sign opposite to the government’s 10th house, and the Moon as 9th house ruler represents the high court.
It does not look good for the government or for Barnaby Joyce. Based on the relationship between the solar eclipse with Barnaby Joyce’s horoscope and the 2017 Aries Ingress horoscope for Australia it is most likely that Barnaby Joyce will be forced to stand down.