The Great American eclipse (August 21, 2017) is over, but if you read my blog you knew that events connected to the eclipse would play out the first 10 days of September and beyond. As the eclipse literally crossed the country from one end to the other, we knew the events and focus of this eclipse would be significant in the US. The energy of an eclipse typically plays out the previous month and beyond. As Mercury was retrograde, events were and are further delayed.
This eclipse fell at 29 degrees of Leo which relates to critical events and endings, which continue to reveal themselves.
As Leo rules the entertainment world, we learned Country Music stars Troy Gentry and Don Williams died on September 8.
As predicted, eclipses are often connected to earthquakes and extreme weather. Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, TX, August 25, creating billions of dollars in damage, with 71 confirmed deaths.
This was followed by a 8.2 magnitude earthquake in Mexico, and finally Hurricane Irma hit Southern Florida, September 11, and damages are still being accessed.
Irma can be attributed to the eclipse but also the Full Moon in Pisces that was conjunct Neptune. It seemed to me that Moon was almost as powerful as the eclipse. Add to this Jupiter opposing Uranus: Uranus rules weather and Jupiter expands whatever it touches and you have the astrological recipe for these disasters.
I was able to look at the charts of several major cities before Irma struck. The Miami, Florida chart showed transit Neptune square natal Pluto at 13 degrees of Pisces-Sagittarius. Pluto in the 8th house has to do with change and transformation as well as money--insurance money, other people's money and death. This powerful square would be set off by the 13 degree Pisces full moon that was conjunct Neptune which rules sea water!
Saturn was/is also square the Moon (Miami) at 22 degrees of Pisces which denotes an unhappy population and damage to housing.
In Tampa, Neptune also played a role in the flooding as it trined the natal Sun in the 8th house at 12 degrees. But, Neptune also squared Tampa's natal Moon at 16 degrees of Gemini as well.
The rebuilding of cities, structures and lives in these cities will take many months if not years. But, these two great cities will rise once again with America as Houston will.
I did not get a chance before the storm to look at Jacksonville, Fl., which was unexpectedly flooded as well.
Neptune is prominent in this chart also, and is being opposed by transiting Neptune at 13 degrees of Virgo-Pisces. This transit reveals destruction by water and was set off by the Pisces full moon. Also Saturn was/is opposing Jacksonville's Sun at 23 degrees of Gemini. Any competent astrologer versed in mundane astrology would have been able to see the flooding and destruction had they looked at this chart.
September 3, was a date that stood out if you read my eclipse blog. On this day, North Korea conducted its most powerful nuclear test yet.
Over the weekend of September 11, we learned that hackers have stolen data from Equifax, affecting 143 million Americans or roughly half of the US population. The hackers obtained names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and, in some cases, even credit card information.
Thanks to astrologer Steve Stuckey and Mountain Astrologer magazine, I have the chart data or the business formation date of Equifax on December 20, 1913.
Equifax says the hack happened sometime between mid-May and the end of July, long before we were notified.
The Equifax chart has a 20 degree Virgo rising and the Moon at 21 degrees of Virgo in the first house.
During May, transiting Pluto (19 degrees) was beginning its opposition to natal Pluto in the 10th house at 20 degrees of Mars. Mars-Pluto transits are volatile and represent some type of change.
This can be a dangerous and sometimes violent transit. In a business chart it reflects actions leading to transformation, or some type of re-design of the business with a struggle. Mars-Pluto can relate to criminal incidents.
Transit Saturn was opposing the Moon at 21 degrees of Gemini in the Equifax chart, and this is another negative indication of what occurred.
It is worth mentioning three Equifax executives sold shares worth 2 million days after the data breach was discovered according to SEC filings, but claim no knowledge of the hacking.
Transiting Neptune, the most obvious transit in the chart is/was square Saturn at 13 degrees of Gemini, and Venus at 14 Sagittarius creating a powerful t-square. Neptune with Saturn/Venus transits often have to do with theft and shady or unethical dealings.
In 2016, when the Russians are alleged to have tampered with the US election, we were experiencing a Neptune-Saturn square in the sky that affected us all. This was also when we saw a vast rise in the 'fake news' stories that were rampant on Facebook. So, you can see the association with theft, hackings and unsavory or shady dealings.
Neptune-Saturn transits are distorted and usually mask the truth. Is is interesting we are experiencing a Saturn-Neptune square at this time in the US natal chart at 21-22 degrees of Sagittarius-Virgo. This would of course tie in with the Equifax hack, among many other things as well. Neptune also rules scandals and sea water. This transit will become exact the latter part of September through the first half of October and you can rest assured many more things will be revealed at this time and they may or may not involve Equifax. I actually expect more scandals and news relating to foreign powers.
Neptune, by the way will square Saturn/Venus in the (Equifax) chart again February 2018, and late October-December 2019. There is no doubt we will hear more, and Equifax is at risk of additional theft and lawsuits to boot. Before this is over the company may have to make considerable changes.
Perhaps with all of this the universe is telling us it's time to change certain things. For example, denying climate change, and the way we store critical information that affects us all. Maybe building codes need to change in coastal areas that are at risk. Maybe people need to come before profit and money. Only we can decide.