Will there be War? The question is rather redundant because America has been on a more or less continuous ‘war footing’, either in active military engagement or preparing for action, since July 1776 .  See this article on Wikipedia

The Rise of the Military Industrial Complex

President Eisenhower in his Presidential farewell speech in January 1961 famously warned against the growing influence of the ‘military-industrial complex’.

Edward Teller, the man who invented the H-bomb, met Eisenhower socially after his Presidency was finished, and felt that Ike President had specially in mind : Colonel Thomas Lanphier , the flying ace World War II fighter pilot who shot down the Japanese airplane carrying the architect of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Colonel Lanphier after the Great War, was the Vice President of General Dynamics in the 1950s, when it acquired the Convair.  He was a top adviser to President Truman for the Korean Crisis, and when General Eisenhower got elected, Lanphier continued his concern about military threats echoing CIA Director Allen Dulles, who felt that the Soviet missile capabilities were greater than the US’s. It was this constant lobbying based on the ‘missile gap’ that annoyed Eisenhower as he felt Lanphier was just trying to gin up more work for GD and Convair. Thus in Ike’s Farewell Address his caution about ‘the equal and opposite danger that public policy could become the captive of a scientific technological elite’.

The Current Situation

Currently, the Department of DefenseD base budget for fiscal year beginning October 2017 will be 574 Billion US dollars. The actual total though is 824 Billion US dollars, when all spending devoted to national defense and security are included ie.:  Homeland Security, Overseas Contingency Operations ( primarily for fighting ISIS), Veterans Affairs, State Department functions, — FBI, CIA, NATO, UN etc.).


With more than 800 military installations scattered around the world, America’s  military/defense spending is more than the combined total of the next in line nine countries in the world and this includes  China, Russian, and so on. There are few corners of the globe that don’t  in some way experience the presence of Uncle Sam.

Uncle Sam


                         The Surrogate Method & DJT

In this essay,  I will be looking at several astrological factors that  I think  assists in delineating a picture of what lies ahead for the nation,  emphasizing US military activity.  The primary charts involve are our new President, Donald J. Trump (DJT) because in traditional astrology the horoscope of the head of a country, whether he is a king, prime minister, military head, or president.  All are ‘surrogates’ for the country that they rule.  (Please see Mundane Perspectives in Astrology  for full elucidation of this technique).

For the date and time of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, I use the “‘Ebeneezer Sibly’ chart, based not in Philadelphia but at the Capitol.  For the total Solar Eclipse of August 21, 2017 , I am also using the Capitol Building,  Washington, D.C. where Congress  and not the President resides.

Solar Eclipse August 21 2017 Wash D C

The solar eclipse as viewed from Washington D.C is a locomotive temperament type.   Sagittarius rises and its ruler Jupiter is ensconced in the House of Friends, the 11th House.  Thus Virgo rules the Midheaven, and its ruler Mercury is there in the 10th, and not strongly aspected as it misses the square to Saturn in the 1st. 

 The eclipse itself falls in the ninth House along with Mar that is related to foreign relations between countries; international travel, communication, transportation; matters relating to religion/philosophy; societies common values and mores of conduct; the dissemination of knowledge via publishing and education.

Human beings throughout time have watched eclipses with a sense of awe and some dread, intuitively sensing that its appearance presages some kind of profound change coming, perhaps the death of a chieftain; the birth of  a noble figure; famine; an imminent invasion by another tribe or nation, etc.  In interpreting the potentials of an eclipse, typically the sign, house of degree of the eclipse are  noted along with the aspects patterns it forms, and so on.

Charles Jayne’s study of Eclipses

Astrologer Charles A Jayne did extensive research of eclipses and developed an original perspective on their interpretation: 

a solar eclipse could have an effect beginning at least 3 months before the actual  phenomena occurs and lasts for six months after the eclipse OR until the next solar eclipse, whichever comes first. 

Jayne  found that the placement of the eclipse path on the globe was the primary  consideration.  Another consideration was the patterns of placement and inter-connections between eclipse paths at different points in time as they depict when and where significant world events could occur occur.

Jayne published much of his early work in various astrological magazines during World war II.  His article titled “Britain’s Invasion Eclipses” appeared in ‘Your Future, Extra World Crisis Edition’, July-December 1941, he accurately predicted the future course of Britain in the war and  its eventual victory,  but he warned that the war would mark the beginning of the decline of the British Commonwealth Empire and its global influence.

There have been in all seventy-five attempts to invade England worthy of the name in the last 2000 years.  If they came by chance merely, they would come on an average of once every 26.6 years.  However, they have not come that way.  Instead they appear to follow with amazing regularity the occurrences of eclipses over Britain.  

And more than this attempts to invade Britain are linked by special eclipses recurring near special dates.  Thus one-third of the attempts to invade Britain have occurred within two years after an eclipse near January 1st or late June. The major threats and intense invasion attempts are always preceded by Solar Eclipses near the above dates, whose shadow passed over or near the island.

I mention Jayne’s work here to suggest why this particular solar eclipse appears to be so  important, after all eclipses  are rather frequent and regular; usually two solar and two lunar eclipse a year.

What marks this one is that the path of its shadow stretches directly across the middle of America, and from sea to sea.  Looking back at the historical patterns of total solar eclipses that have bisected America I find that they have occurred about once every one-hundred years; the most recent occurred on June 16, 1806 and was noted by Merriwether and Lewis in their diary as they explored President Jefferson’s Louisiana Purchase of March of the same year.

The only previous one noted was July 1618 when Prince Maurits of Nassau, Netherlands Maurice organised the Dutch rebellion against Spain;  so this one is a rare bird.  Both previous event btw, involve territorial expansion.

This eclipse by itself does not by itself suggest that the US is in immediate peril for war, but it alerts us to be prepared for some kind of significant, perhaps shattering event, here that effects the US.  To predict  the specific outlines of this  requires the consideration of a complex of factors and plenty of intuitive foresight,  but, the proximity of Mars to the eclipse is indicative of rather volatile mood that will be stimulated by the astronomical event, regardless of where one is located on the globe.

                                            DJT and the August Eclipse

The picture begins to come more into focus when we lay  the eclipse chart alongside the natal chart of DJT in a bi-wheel.

Trump-August Solar Eclipse

You don’t have to be a master astrologer to notice some strong configuration connections between these two charts.  The eclipse is within two degrees of Trump’s Mars and the Ascendant degree of 29 Leo; the ellipse Mars is not far away.  Transiting Saturn, conjunct Trump’s Moon is trine to the eclipse, and his Sun is sextile to it.  Trump’s Mars/ASC is obviously under duress, how will he react?  There will be a reaction, because Trump  has always been quick to react to events he has only one planet in the fire element and that surprisingly enough is the Moon at 21 Sagittarius in the fourth house, making the President to respond quickly from the gut and think about the reactions later.

Coincident with affect of the eclipse, Saturn transits his natal Moon (within an orb of 10 seconds) and because he was born during a lunar eclipse the transit also opposes the sun, making him want to upturn his predecessors legacy.

His mentor was the Washington lawyer Roy Cohn whose name is synonymous with  McCarthyism   Cohn taught DJT  when attacked always hit back immediately, and harder than he was hit.  Consequently,  DJT is one of the most litigious businessmen in the US  (the top honors goes to Bill Gates & Steve Ballmer of Microsoft and Steve Jobs of Apple, both technology companies).   Thus, it is a near certainty that this eclipse will precipitate some strong reaction by him.

                    Grant Lewi and Saturnian Transits

The astrologer Grant Lewi who wrote in the 1950’s Astrology For the Millions demonstrated how when the transits of Saturn cross the angles on the wheel of the chart become an an excellent chronometer of timing the ‘ups and downs’ of a human life. An example of Saturn transiting the 10th house ( MC) coincides  with a high point in the career and public life of an individual, while a transit of the 4th (IC) usually marks a low point, period of change to a new path in life.

During the summer and fall of 2014  Saturn transited DJT’s  IC, perhaps that was the time when he definitely decided to run for President, a notion that he had been tossing around for several years.  In an odd sort of way, DJT again defied conventional thinking, that is, the astrology seemed to indicate that while he was at the ‘bottom rung’ of the ladder of success, this was for him the top.  Similarly, his brief political career that has bucked all the rules,  the most improbable of candidates, yet he was the victor; a fellow who had never held public office succeeds in winning the highest one – go figure. Perhaps the conjunction of the Sun and Node  with Uranus in his natal 10th house is the indicator of unpredictability in his career.

A final comment on DJT’s Saturn transit; the planet is at the time of the eclipse at 21 Sagittarius, in a partile conjunction ( within 10 Seconds of exact)with his natal Moon, and in opposition to his Sun ( he was born during a Lunar Eclipse).  The Moon is closely related to a person’s organic well-being, inner resources, mental/physical stamina , instincts and social functioning.

With Saturn crossing the Moon  DJT may experience  health and stamina issues ( he has apparently always enjoyed good health); he may feel strong inner frustrations because he doesn’t feel that he can act as freely as he has throughout  his life.  He has always been the total captain of his ship, answering to no one, now as President of the most powerful nation in history, he finds that he is more restricted than at any other time in his life.  Then, there is the opposition to his Sun – only more obstacles and frustration of his efforts.  This is, consequently,  an extremely critical juncture in his life, perhaps the most challenging he has ever faced.


Bernadette Brady and Eclipses

The astrologer Bernadette Brady writes extensively about eclipses in her book “Predictive Astrology, The Eagle and the Dove”.  She says that astrologers typically view eclipses as ‘wild cards’ thrown into the mix to shake things up.  This is missing the most important things about eclipses, she says, which is that eclipses occur in ‘families’, that have beginnings, middles and ends.   If you want to learn everything you need to know about eclipses I suggest reading her book.

The current August 21 eclipse (Saros 145  began in January 4, 1639 at the North Pole ( S.S. 1 North and ends February 2, 2883)  Its chart features a strong configuration of Jupiter, Uranus, Pluto and Neptune ( all big actors of generational force).  Thus each eclipse in this series will carry a signature of these planets and mark  important developments  on the world stage because of the high preponderance of outer planets involved:  for further confirmation pay attention to this eclipse as according to Charles Jaynes affects are felt two years out.

DJT at the time of this eclipse is at a major choke-point in his life.  How will he react?This next chart is a bi-wheel of DJT natal with the USA ‘Sibly’ chart.


I will not spend much time studying this chart because it is well-known.  I am including it because it contains so many planet connections.   It seems, from an astrological perspective, that DJT is the ‘man of the hour’ for America; that the karma of the nation has sprung him upon the US at a moment of great need for a leader, but, in what seems to be a cruel trick, the savior has clay feet, maybe clay all the way to the top of his head, and a motor mouth that he cannot seem to control.

This next chart is an AstroMap of DJT’s natal chart.  The AstroMap of chart reveals the where and how his natal planets are the most active on Earth.

The Prism of the Astro Map

Trump AstroMap

This a section of DJT’s complete Astromap, the most interesting part.  In particular we see that the Pluto, Mars, Descendant Lines sweep across Eastern China, the the Mars Line crossing a fringe of North Korea, while the Uranus IC lines pass just East of Korea.  Note the Saturn Descendant passes right through the heart of China.

What is this telling us?  Clearly, China and its step-child North Korea will be on the Front Burner during Trump’s administration, possibly Japan as well as it is a major US ally and trade partner.  China has been a consistent target of DJT’s ire, accusing them of currency manipulation, stealing jobs while enjoying unfair trade deals with the US.   Last week I saw US Secretary of State, Mr. Tillerson, standing at the 38th Parallel, staring across at the stony faced North Koreans stating that the era of negotiations is over and “everything is on the table” – his manner, words and tone resounding authority and threatening.

Is it  war?  Or should I say, is it a new war on the horizon?  If so where?  All the ingredients seem to be in the pot, ready for August heat to set the armies in motion, and probably within the year (DJT does not ‘let any grass grow under his feet’).  The “where”  is probably around North Korea, and if  we throw ‘trade wars’ into the fray, in which case there is no  outright shooting involved,  increasing the odds to the unavoidable.

Applause?  Comments?  Questions?  Rebuttals?  Looking forward to them all.

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