When dealing with Sacred Geometry, the simplest, most-singular formation is the circle (in planar geometry) or the sphere (in 3D) ranging from a dot to a whole planet. It is often divided into quarters or quadrants, which looks like a cross in the middle of a circle, or an orange broken into 4 equal segments for the sphere.
In a 360-degree circle, the 4 cardinal points, the beginning zero degree of the 4 Cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn) are the Aries Points and are each 90 degrees from each other in the circle. If lines connect the opposite points, it looks like a cross of equal arm’s length within the circle. Our zodiac is divided into 4 quadrants as well, with 3 houses in each quadrant for a total of 12 equal wedges within the circle. In Astrology, the zodiac is likewise divided into 4 quadrants, each subdivided into 3 houses, making a total of 12 houses rules by the 12 signs of the zodiac.
What do the Aries Points signify?
The beginning of each Cardinal sign, those that mark the beginning of the 4 seasons, represent the Aries Points, with the primary Aries Point being 0 degrees Aries, the beginning of the zodiac. That point squares and opposes the other 3 Aries Points – zero degrees Cancer or the cusp of the 4th house, zero degrees Libra or the cusp of the 7th house, and zero degrees Capricorn, or the cusp of the 10th house. These points that mark the Equinoxes and the Solstices, represent power points in time and are given the name Aries Points.
It is said that if you have a planet, angle or midpoint on an Aries Point in your natal chart, that you will have something significant to contribute to the world according to the nature of the planets involved. It represents a movement from an inner quality to an outward manifestation onto the world stage. It gives the client magnified determination, ambition, responsibility, and discipline. Such persons are known for their potential to impact or become recognized by the larger world for the gifts they bring to the world, their claim to fame.
When something significant, like a global eclipse, occurs on an Aries Point, expect some public or international episode to “catch fire” in a big way. On Jun 21, 2020 the world experienced a New Moon Solar Eclipse at 0 degrees Cancer just 9 hours after the Summer Solstice (which is always on the exact Aries Point). An eclipse is a blockage of the flow of sunlight to Earth, caused by the position of the Sun and the Moon. 0 degrees Cancer is the Aries Point that is all about our country, the populace, the homeland and any environmental conditions that impact homes, families, food growing, supply routes and whatever obstacles block any of these.
We can check an Astrocartography map to see where the impacts are most likely to be felt. For the Lunar Eclipse of June 5th (not on an Aries point, so less impactful globally than the June 21st eclipse) with its T-square blockage by Mars/Neptune square to Sun and Venus on one side and Moon on the opposite side. By observing the Midheaven lines for the Sun and Moon as well as those for Mars/Neptune (the blocking agents in this eclipse), we can discover sensitive geo-physical areas of potential impact.
The Midheaven line or peak position of Sun/Venus at the moment of totality of that eclipse (vertical yellow and light blue lines) hits the Rocky Mountain States in the USA, while the Moon’s Midheaven (also the nadir of Sun/Venus) is over New Delhi in India, impacting their homeland. The Mars/Neptune Midheaven lines (red and green vertical lines) are over the islands of New Caledonia in the sea between New Zealand and Australia, in an area which has been seismically active for the past few months before this eclipse occurred. It’s possible that more earthquakes could be triggered by this eclipse, past as well as future, but that’s speculative. However, I would watch to see if such a theory is born out by other factors, such as solar flare activity, but that is much less significant now during solar Maunder minimum. More likely, some impact may be felt around June 5th along the Sun Moon Midheaven lines in the Western US, Canada or even more strongly in Baja and the west coast of Mexico (where the Sun’s declination is highest at eclipse totality), as well as in western India, Himalayas, and central Russia (although the Moon’s highest declination point is far south in the Indian Ocean). [NOTE: this is purely theoretical.]
New Moon June 21 2020 Eclipse
In the case of the New Moon Solar Eclipse of June 21st with totality at the 0 Cancer Aries Point, I would expect something much more substantial to be revealed internationally over the next ~6 months (until the next eclipse season begins). Zero is the number that means “none” or “empty” and Cancer is symbolized by food, agriculture, gardens, mothering and all types of nurturing, compassion, and healing. As energy flows into a brand-new sign, it is virgin and pure, but without experience in this new domain, it is defenseless like a newborn baby. I would expect an eclipse on 0 Cancer to mean there would be world-wide food shortages and starvation to occur before the next set of eclipses in Nov-Dec. This direct hit on 0 Cancer may also generate world-wide responses of compassion, but the suffering of the sick and poor cannot be overlooked. Many in the developing world may die of starvation this summer and fall, rather than from COVID-19.
Since one of the themes of this eclipse is food shortages and supply line disruptions, we should watch global areas that may be most seriously impacted. The areas geo-physically most impacted are usually under the visible path of an eclipse’s totality, which occurs over several hours.
[The red line signifies totality and designates areas most susceptible to impacts.] Interestingly, this solar eclipse of June 21st again highlights the areas of India, the Himalayas and Russia, impacted by the Moon during the June 5th lunar eclipse, as well as the Middle East, Africa and Asia. As COVID-19 impacts the developing world, we can expect serious food shortages in these areas. We may see a less severe effect where the eclipse IC resides and where our homeland is impacted – over our Mid-western farmlands. Expect supply line disruptions there as well, possibly exacerbated by storms, floods or freezes that can lead to food shortages, or strikes, breakdowns and COVID chaos related to the Mars/Neptune lines rising over the heartlands.
When examining the Astrocartography lines of this solar eclipse at 0 Cancer, we see that the Sun and Moon Midheaven lines plus the South Node line run through India, pinpointing that country as probably the most seriously impacted by starvation over the next 6 months, which should come as no surprise.
What else is interestingly highlighted by this map of the Aries Point eclipse is that Washington DC is where the intense stellium of Pluto/Jupiter/Saturn is sitting. This suggests governmental action of an extreme or possibly dire consequence could trigger even more extreme conditions that have national and possibly global repercussions because the Aries Point signifies world-shaping events. If the protests of the American people after George Floyd’s execution by police are not met with substantive changes, all hell will break loose. So it’s either change – transformation of our institutions – or anarchy and chaos.
Although this solar eclipse chart looks relatively simple, there’s a lot of inuendo within it. We can see that the only aspect between the eclipse Sun, Moon, and North Node is a green dotted line to Saturn in the 10th house (and somewhat connected to Pluto and Jupiter by conjunction) called an inconjunct. Inconjuncts form between signs of dissimilar elements and triplicities, and as such signal the discomfort of incompatibility that forces us to make on-going adjustments in order to reach better solutions. Saturn in the 10th house is about control, structure and corporations, so this may refer to Trump’s desire to hold social media companies accountable to uphold “free speech”(which to him means they should not point out his lies), but with the North Node (destiny) involved, and Pluto’s reputation for integrity, the end result may be quite different than he envisions.
Pluto on the Midheaven is the over-riding signature of this chart, meaning dire public actions and decisions, as well as consequences that may cause further damage, demand a national response, or some of both. With Jupiter in a 1-degree conjunction with Pluto, expect the effects to be either amplified or exaggerated.
Another aspect to note is the sesquisquare (in red dashes) from Venus to the Midheaven (which includes Pluto by conjunction). This may indicate “a lack of harmony” or “rumors of war, conflict or protests” due to the stressful nature of this aspect coming from a weakened peace-maker planet – retrograde Venus. Or there could be a noose tightening of control by our government, by AG William Barr as head of the Justice Department or by Homeland Security while Mars squares the Nodes. There’s also a small possibility that our national security might be threatened from the outside… demanding a strong response. Yet Mars sextile (blue dashes) a retrograde Pluto may indicate “second thoughts” or “stepping back from the precipice” due to a trine (blue solid line) between Venus and Jupiter, suggesting cooperation or a mellowing of the harsher aspects of Pluto’s war-like blustering on the Midheaven. But on the other side, a weakened Mars in Pisces (confused or deluded by its alignment with Neptune) T-squares the Nodes so that decisions made by government may harm the destiny of our “Once Great Nation”.
A more positive development for the USA might include “help from allies” because the 0 Cancer eclipse Sun and Moon and North Node are embracing the US national (inner wheel) “Sibley” chart’s Jupiter and Venus while the eclipse Mercury embraces the “Sibley” Sun, all in the “Sibley” 7th house of allies and open enemies (China?) This looks like the USA is somehow protected, so perhaps the attention-grabbing international event or series of events suggested by this major solar eclipse refers to something horrific happening in another country, such as in Hong Kong (where Uranus is descending, meaning “the peoples’ revolt”), or in India (where Mars is descending, suggesting a “violence in the streets”).
Notice that the North Node (looks like a horseshoe, open at the base) is conjunct this eclipse’s Sun and Moon at 29 degrees Gemini, which is just 1 degree shy of the 0 Cancer Aries Point it reached in early May. During the next eighteen months while the NN is in Gemini, we will be focusing on what is and is not acceptable on the Internet as a whole and with big social media and tech companies specifically, like Facebook, Google and Twitter. However, since 29 degrees of a sign always represents a “testing degree”, watch what happens as Trump tries to force those companies into compliance with his world view (which is based on lies). If he succeeds, autocracy and the power of one man over hundreds of millions of others will have succeeded. But since “Destiny” represents ALL of us in America, I can’t imagine that “truth” will be so easily obliterated. It will be interesting!
The South Node at 29 degrees Sagittarius is about our national “world view”. America is being tested at this time with regards to its current isolationist posture in the world which is causing the relinquishment of its global leadership role. Is this really the right choice? Do we just surrender this role to China? That’s hard to imagine…