Coronavirus and Astrology: Part 4: The end of the Virus Crisis

At the time of writing travel restrictions are being applied by various countries around the world. Trump has just announced a 30 day ban on travellers from the European mainland. India is going to stop issuing visas.

In Astrology and the Coronavirus Part 3: Saturn I identified Saturn as the common link between most horoscopes relevant to the corona virus. Saturn rules walls blocks and restrictions of all kinds, including quarantine and isolation, whether voluntary or involuntary. While there is a case for including Jupiter and Pluto as ‘the culprit’, it is Saturn which rules all these planets.

Jupiter crashes down to reality

I think one planet that has been overlooked in discussions is Jupiter, the planet of travel, freedom and liberty. It moved into the sign of Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn, in early December 2019, just as the first cases of the virus were being reported, and soon after Chinese government imposed restrictions in and out of Wuhan. In Capricorn Jupiter is at its lowest point, with its viewpoint restricted to the most mundane of realities. In Capricorn it no longer has access to unfettered idealism, lofty philosophy, or freedom of movement.

Jupiter’s entry in Capricorn has coincided with travel restrictions around the world as well as restrictions on educational institutions and large social gatherings. Because these restrictions are imposed to prevent the spread of the pandemic, I am looking to when Jupiter moves out of the sign of its fall to signal the beginning of the end of the virus crisis.

Jupiter and the lungs

It is interesting that Jupiter, normally a warm moist planet, represents the lungs, which are also warm and moist. During this time when Jupiter is in its fall the world is is reeling from a pandemic disease associated with the lungs.

element ephemeris Corona Virus

An overview of planets in the elements

The ephemeris on the left lists planet positions for the 1st of every month for a period of just over two years, color coded for the elements. Pink is for fire signs, green for earth, yellow for air and blue for water. At a glance a dominance of a particular element is evident.

My focus here is on planets in Capricorn, which is an earth sign (green). Notice the period between Dec 2019 and December 2020. During that time there are 3 planets in Capricorn, sometimes 4 and sometimes 5. Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, he’s powerfully placed in his own sign. Saturn is not much fun. These are ‘heavy’ times where bad news abounds.

It is during this period when Jupiter is in Capricorn that I think travel restrictions will be most severe, and these restrictions will be in place because the virus is still thought to be active.

Mars – infection 2020 Mars transits

Mars has traditional associations with inflammation infection and disease.

The table of the right shows that there are 2 periods during 2020 when Mars is especially active: March – April, and August – October. These periods of Martian activity suggest trouble and heighened viral activity. Aggravation may also find expression in other ways, such as in financial markets and in violence or warfare.

Some astrologers also use Neptune to represent infection, especially when it’s on an angle in a cardinal ingress chart. For example Lee Lehman in her study of cardinal ingress charts for Wuhan in relation to the coronavirus.

Planets in Aquarius

Consulting the Element Ephemeris above we see that between April and July 2020 Saturn moves into Aquarius, a sign it also rules. During April and May Mars is also in Aquarius. Because Aquarius is an air sign, associated with the generation of ideas, the internet is likely to become especially important at a time when many people are forced to stay at home because of enforced isolation. Mars gives activity and aggravation, and Saturn is powerful as the over-arching regulator. There is the danger that this regulation (Saturn) might become too repressive.

Then during most of 2021 Jupiter is in Aquarius, another sign ruled by restrictive Saturn. But, importantly, Jupiter is no longer in the sign of its fall. My guess is that travel and other restictions will be loosened, although still carefully regulated.

During 2021 both Jupiter and Saturn are in Aquarius, during which time I suspect the internet and online communities will assume unprecedented importance. This suggests we are at the dawning of a new era.


I would expect travel and associated restrictions to be lessened by 2021, and lifted by 2022 when Jupiter moves into its own sign of Pisces. This is the signal that the coronavirus has been tamed. If the connection made here between Jupiter in Capricorn and travel and other restrictions is incorrect, then this timing for the end of the coronavirus crisis will also be incorrect. As it stands I am expecting the crisis to wane beginning 2021 and to fade out in 2022.

Astrology and the Coronavirus Part 1

Astrology and the Coronavirus Part 2

Astrology and the Coronavirus Part 3

Astrology and the Economic Crisis

Who will be President after the 2020 election?

Notice the title doesn’t include any suggestion that the election must be fair or without interference. The only criteria is the result.

MethodUSA 2020 ingress

I use the Aries Ingress chart before the election. This is the moment when the Sun, on its northward journey, crosses the equator at the vernal Equinox. Aries Ingress charts have been used for hundreds of years to predict the fortunes of nations and city states.

Significators & guidimg principles

The government is represented by the tenth house and its ruler. The government’s assets and resources, including their supporter base, are represented by the second house from the tenth house, which is the radical eleventh house.

The opposition is represented by the house opposite the tenth house,  the fourth house. Their assets and supporter base are represented by the fifth house and its ruler.

The country as a whole is represented by the first house and its ruler. Unless it represents one of the aforementioned houses, the Moon represents the mood of the public and its next applying aspect is often a pointer to the outcome of the election.

Planets in any of these houses are also included in this assessment. A primary consideration for all planets is their condition in terms of essential and accidental dignity, and their relationship with other planets, which includes their receptions and aspects.

The Government (Republicans)

With Virgo on the tenth house cusp Mercury represents the government. It is in detriment in Pisces just outside the fourth house cusp. It’s position on the fourth house cusp shows the government, represented by the Republicans, have control/power over the opposition.

Compare this to the Aries ingress horoscope preceding the 2016 election where the planet representing the Republicans, who were then in opposition, was Jupiter sitting on the outside of the tenth house cusp. Again the planet representing the Republicans was in a controlling position.

In the 2020 chart Mercury has just gone into direct motion and is moving about half its normal speed, suggesting proggress is slow. Mercury’s next aspect is to Uranus which shows unpredictability.

The government’s assets are shown by the ruler of the eleventh house: Venus. Venus is powerful in Taurus and has moderate accidental strength in the derived ninth house.

The opposition (Democrats)

The Democrats are ruled by Jupiter in its detriment in Capricorn, a sign where Jupiter’s lofty ideals are debased to financial and political realities. Jupiter is applying to a conjunction with Pluto, suggesting crisis. Mars is making a exact conjunction with Jupiter, pushing on with pragmatic practicalities and maybe frustration. However Mars represents the Democrat’s supporters suggesting a strong push. Jupiter is beseiged between two malefics, Mars and Pluto.

With four planets in its derived eleventh house of allies, three of them malefics, life looks tough for the Democrats. Neptune in the fourth house suggests confusion and deception. Although the Sun is in the fourth house, it is in a different sign to the one on the fourth house cusp, reducing its influence.

One plus for the Democrats is that Mars, which represents its supporters and assets, is very strong in Capricorn.

The public

The mood of the people is represented by the Moon in Aquarius. The Moon is governed by a powerful Saturn, on the cusp of entering Aquarius, which it is no longer in the of the Moon’s detriment. The Moon’s next aspect is a square to a strong Venus in Taurus, which represents the gov’t’s supporters. Perhaps public sentiment shifts to the Republicans.

Trump’s horoscope

It is interesting that Mars Jupiter and Saturn all oppose Trump’s Saturn Venus conjunction, and also trine his Midheaven. I am not offering a full analysis of Trump’s chart here and my intention is to use the Aries Ingress chart as a stand-alone assessment. However if I have time I will do a study of Trump’s prospects.

Aries Ingress assessment

On balance this interpretation of the Aries Ingress chart suggests that the Republications will retain office with Trump as president.


Adam Bandt assumes leadership of the Australia Greens

Adam BandtAdam Bandt was today elected leader of the Australian Greens political party at approx 10 am in Canberra.

His chart is on to the left. No known birth time and planet positions are set for 12 rounded out to the nearest degree. Because there is no known time of birth no houses or Part of Fortune are shown.

The Moon is likely trining Mars and the Sun sextiles Mars, suggesting determination and persistance.

Yellow Vest Movement

Yellow Vests MovementQuote from Wikipedia

The yellow vests movement ….. is a protest movement which began with demonstrations in France on Saturday, 17 November 2018 and subsequently spread to nearby countries (e.g. Italy , Belgium and the Netherlands. Galvanized by rising fuel prices, the high cost of living, and claims that a disproportionate burden of the government’s tax reforms were falling on the working and middle classes[15][16][17] (especially those in rural and peri-urban areas),[18][19] protesters called for the end of such changes and the resignation of the President of FranceEmmanuel Macron.

The movement has been very visible in French cities, but has also had a wider than usual echo as rural areas have been unusually mobilized in this protest. The “yellow vest” was chosen as a symbol because all motorists had been required by law—since 2008—to have high-visibility vests in their vehicles when driving. As a result, reflective vests have become widely available, inexpensive, and symbolic.[6]”

Horoscope parameters

Because the horoscope shown here has no exact time no houses or the Part of Fortune are shown and the Moon’s range is set for daylight hours. The protests most likely began in the morning or early afternoon at the latest.

The lights

The Sun in Scorpio suggests deeply held and intense feelings.

The Moon in Pisces, another water sign, builds on this picture of a strong emotional reaction. While I don’t have an exact time of birth, it is likely that the Moon is conjunct Neptune, the planet of confusion, deception and disillusionment, and in square aspect with Mercury, the planet of communication and transport. The movement has no recognized leader although it initially began as a truck driver protest organised on Facebook.

Other astrological indicators

Mars in Pisces rules the Sun and dominates the picture with a square aspect to a very strong Jupiter in Sagittarius. The Mars-Jupiter connection tends to exaggerate anger and in Pisces Mars is in protest against feeling victimized. Jupiter in Sagittarius provides a ready vehicle to promote the message far and wide.

Venus in Libra is strong in its own sign and opposes Uranus, the planet associated with protest and rebellion. Venus in Libra represents a preference for peace and agreement, but the opposition to Uranus makes diplomatic solutions very difficult and creates a boil-over situation.

The Sun and Saturn, the two planets representing leadership and authority, are un-aspected, reflecting the amorphous nature of the Yellow Vests Movement.

Peter Dutton for PM?

The horoscope for Peter Dutton shows the Sun Jupiter and Venus in Scorpio.


At the time of writing he has just thrown his hat into the ring for leadership of the Liberal party, and came up short, and resigned from the ministry. However it is generally reported by the media that another challenge is inevitable, and the fate of the prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, is doomed.

Peter Dutton’s Birth chart

So will Peter Dutton be successful at a second (or third) challenge, and if so, when? I have no accurate birth time for his natal horoscope, so no houses or the Part of Fortune are shown. The Moon sits somewhere between 17-30 Cancer. The Thema Mundi horoscope layout is used so as not to suggest house placements.

Outstanding features

There are a number of outstanding features of this horoscope. One is the Jupiter Sun conjunction, generally an indicator of success and a fortunate life. The Moon trines the Sun by sign, showing that ‘the lights’ are in harmony, which is another positive indicator. A third important planetary indicator is the Jupiter Saturn opposition, showing an internal struggle about when to expand and when to retreat and consolidate. However strong connections between these two planets have often been observed in the horoscopes of successful business people. Peter Dutton’s worth is reported to exceed 200 million.


At the time of the challenge transiting Jupiter was at the midpoint of his natal benefics, Venus and Jupiter. Pluto was trining natal Saturn and squaring natal Mars. The latter aspect shows the difficult diplomacy at play, while Pluto’s trine to Saturn adds power and control. Transiting Jupiter is generally an indicator of success.

Early September

During the first two weeks of September Jupiter will conjoin Jupiter. This is called the Jupiter return and takes place every twelve years. Depending on the context of one’s life it can indicate a new phase of expansion and optimistic outreach. The Jupiter return period would be an ideal time for Peter Dutton to make a second challenge.

Mid October

Transiting Jupiter conjoins the natal Sun around mid October 2018. This aspect is also considered to be very fortunate. The lead up to this conjunction in mid October is a very positive time for Peter Dutton.

Will he win the leadership vote if he makes another challenge? You bet he will! Unless of course someone with a better horoscope comes along.

Scott Morrison

Scott Morrison (born 13 May 1968) is rumoured to be considering a tilt at the PM’s job, but Pluto is making a square aspect to his natal Saturn, which is an indication of serious and intense challenges; rarely seen as positive. However his natal Sun is at 22 Taurus, receiving a trine from Pluto and soon a sextile from Jupiter. These are both positive indicators to counter-balance the negative Pluto transit to Pluto.

Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop (born 17 July 1956) has the Sun at 24 Cancer trine Saturn at 26 Scorpio. These planets benefit from the same Jupiter aspects that are working for Peter Dutton.  She is also in a positive phase and may somehow benefit from the political machinations going on behind the scenes. At the time of writing she is backing Turnbull so perhaps there are unexpected developments ahead. Alternatively she may seek an escape from politics. Escapism and freedom-seeking are alternative interpretations for Jupiter transits.

Malcolm Turnbull and timing

Malcolm Turnbull (born 24 October 1954) has natal Jupiter at 28 Scorpio, and will be having a Jupiter trine around the end of October / start of November. Often Jupiter aspects are associated with a holiday; having a good time, which in the present circumstances, may be his best option should he lose a leadership challenge. This point also brings us back to Peter Dutton. It is possible that he won’t challenge again and simply go away on a holiday. Possible but not likely. However if he doesn’t challenge before mid October and leaves it to the end of October, Malcolm Turnbull’s positive Jupiter transits at that time might yet see him prevail.

And the winner is…..

Without accurate birth times the astrologer is challenged. However unless something very unusual takes place, it looks like Peter Dutton is about to become the 30th Prime Minister of Australia. However watch for Julie Bishop; she also has excellent transits, as does Scott Morrison. Will the media forecast be correct?




Xi Jingping horoscope

Xi Jingping becomes Emperor

Xi Jingping horoscope Xi becomes emperor

On March 11 2018 Xi Jinping became President of China for life after constitutional changes were passed by the annual sitting of parliament, the National People’s Congress, which approved the removal of the two-term limit on the presidency.  The vote was widely regarded as a rubber-stamping exercise.

Xi’s natal horoscope

Because  Xi’s birth time is unknown the Moon’s range is shown for its 24 hour passage on 15 June 1953. Neither are houses or the Part of Fortune shown, as these require an accurate birth time.

Like Trump, Xi Jingping has the Sun in Gemini. Their natal Suns are almost exactly conjunct, within one or two degrees. A very interesting coincidence. The Sun in Gemini suggests that there are two sides to Xi Jingping. Gemini is associated with agility, curiosity, and mental dexterity.

In Xi Jingping’s horoscope the Sun is ruled by Mercury in Cancer, conjunct Uranus, showing a very quick and intuitive mind. His Leo Moon offers warmth, charisma and a need to be the centre of attention. It also hints at the desire to lead, to dominate.

Venus is in antiscia relationship with Xi’s natal Pluto, suggesting a hidden desire to dominate.
Xi Jingpimg becomes empororXi Jingping’s natal Sun aspects Pluto in Leo, showing intensity, ruthlessness and the desire to dominate. It also aspects the Saturn-Neptune conjunction in Libra. Saturn is also about control and power, and together with Neptune in Libra he achieves goals with poise, balance and good judgement.  Neptune adds sensitivity and refinement, and also the capacity for deception and the use subtlety in presentation. Pluto in Xi’s horoscope sits at the midpoint between the Sun and Saturn/Neptune.

Progressed Sun

When this horoscope is progressed his natal Sun is at 25 degrees of Leo, which suggests an important life change in about 5 years time when it moves into Virgo. It is possible that he ceases to be President in 5 years time.

Ascension to presidency for life

The horoscope for his ascension to presidency for life (becoming emperor of China) is taken from various news reports. Some say 3:45 pm and some 3:50 pm. I believe this horoscope is close to an exact time.

Xi JingpingThe ascendant ruler the Sun, which also symbolizes leadership and power, aspects Pluto, suggesting an unconscious desire to dominate. This aspect echoes his own natal chart where the Sun also aspects Pluto by sextile. The Sun next aspects Jupiter, the planet of expansion.

The Moon trines the Midheaven, the place associated the highest authority. In Capricorn the Moon is cautious and well organised. It is ruled by a powerful Saturn, which in mundane (political) astrology represents law enforcement.


When this chart is overlaid onto Xi Jingping’s natal chart we see a striking focus on Pluto in Xi Jingping’s natal chart

The ascendant for his ascension to presidency for life conjoins Pluto in Xi’s horoscope. As mentioned above his Pluto sits at the midpoint between his Sun and Saturn/Neptune.  And the Uranus-Mars trine in the ascension horoscope trines Xi’s natal Pluto. Jupiter, the planet of expansion, also links with his Pluto.

Even without a time of birth for Xi Jingping we can see that the horoscope for his ascension to presidency for life links remarkably to his natal Pluto, which represents the unconscious drive to dominate and control.

Horoscope for China

And when we check the horoscope for China, is there a link the degree of natal Pluto in Xi Jingping’s horoscope? You can bet there is. But that’s a story for the next article.

Barnaby Joyce Prediction – Updated

Barnaby JoyceLooking back to the previous solar eclipse prediction

Back in August I wrote about Australia Deputy leader Barnaby Joyce’s horoscope and whether it indicated he might have dual citizenship and therefore would need to step down from parliament.

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.

Aries Ingress Australia 2017I 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

Barnaby JoyceFast 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.


Bitcoin Horoscope

Bitcoin Horoscope This is the Bitcoin horoscope , set for Japan at the time stated in the  following references:

Some astrological notes

The ascendant ruler is the Sun in Capricorn. Therefore the Sun represents Bitcoin.

The Sun’s zodiacal position is exactly opposite the Sun in the horoscope for the USA (using the Sibly chart), suggesting that it may oppose US interests.

The Sun first aspects Uranus, suggesting a volatile nature, and then Saturn, which suggests the opposite: a conservative and predictable nature.

The Sun is conjunct the fixed star Ascella. This conjunction is associated with good fortune and lasting happiness. [Robson, p.141.], and is of the nature of Jupiter and Mercury.

Jupiter is debilitated in this horoscope, in it’s detriment.

However Mercury is especially powerful as it sits astride the seventh house cusp. The seventh house represents the people who use Bitcoin.

There are three planets at 29 degrees: the Moon, Venus and Jupiter. Venus, ruler of the eleventh house and the fourth house, is at the midpoint of the Moon and Jupiter.


Researching history for investment evaluation

For the purpose of prediction to assist those considering investing in Bitcoin, the history of Bitcoin is well documented and this chart can be correlated with Bitcoin events. I have not had time to do this research and look forward to hearing from anyone who has time to research this project.
One event worth considering is when SegWit was activated problems on August 24th, 2017, which has been described as a huge day for the Bitcoin and blockchain industry.


NZ Election 2017

NZ Election 2017

class=”alignleft size-medium wp-image-237″ src=”×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.

Barnaby Joyce Prediction

Barnaby JoyceWith 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.

Aries Ingress Australia 2017Checking 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.