Tension Erupts in Greece
"Athens erupted in riots late Wednesday as parliament met to vote on the latest austerity measures needed to win more international aid.
Smoke and tear gas filled the streets just as parliament struggled to forge a consensus on the new austerity plans. Meanwhile, workers were winding down a two-day strike to protest the budget-cutting moves designed to reduce Greece's crushing public debt burden."
The Nov. 13 solar eclipse (21.56 Scorpio) is a dramatic portent of general hardship in Greece, as it falls on the root chakra, or foundational 4th house cusp at Athens. According to H.S.Green's Mundane Astrology, Eclipses in the 4th House are, "Unfortunate for the Monarch and the Government and for the success and welfare of the nation; the people will suffer in some way signified by the sign or the planets afflicting; ill feeling between the people and the upper classes; some great or well-known person may die or suffer downfall or discredit; unfavorable for the crops, for agriculture, and for land, mines, house property. Solar eclipses are worse then lunar here." (page 102)
|From Mundane Charts|
Deadly Quake Rocks Guatemala
"A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala shook buildings in the capital and killed at least 39 people on Wednesday(Nov.7), trapping others under rubble and triggering evacuations as far away as Mexico City.
The 7.4 magnitude quake hit at 10:35 a.m. local time (11:35 EDT). It was the strongest earthquake to hit Guatemala since a 7.5 magnitude quake in 1976 that claimed more than 20,000 lives." (Reuters)
In this case, the chart for the previous solar eclipse of May 20 (0.21 Gemini) is being powerfully activated by the Nov. 13 total solar eclipse. The May 20 solar eclipse Midheaven in Champerico, Guatemala is 21.28 Leo and the Ascendant 21.29 Scorpio. The Nov. 13 total solar eclipse (21.56 Scorpio) is exactly conjunct the May eclipse Ascendant (21.29 Scorpio) and square it's Midheaven (21.28 Leo). More dramatic activation of an eclipse chart would be hard to find.
The epic earthquake near Los Amates, Guatemala on Feb. 4, 1976 claimed more than 20,000 lives. And this tragic event was foreshadowed by the Nov. 18, 1975 total lunar eclipse at 26 Taurus- conjunct the malefic star Algol. In the eclipse chart, Saturn is right on the IC-4th house cusp and square Uranus. This aspect suggests sudden disruptions to established local structures.
The fateful North Node of the 1975 lunar eclipse and the Nov. 13, 2012 solar eclipse are tightly conjunct at 21-22 Scorpio. So perhaps this particular degree has special significance for Guatemala, either through its national chart, or other historical events that have imprinted their energy at that zodiacal degree (21-22 Scorpio).
|From Mundane Charts 2|
|From Mundane Charts 2|
Nov. 13 Total Solar Eclipse @ 21.56 Scorpio
The upcoming total solar eclipse of Nov. 13 (21.56 Scorpio) appears to have deeper geo-political significance because it opposes the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction (22.43 Taurus) of May 2000. This 20 year cycle has long been associated with the natural ebb and flow of economies and civilizations. And we move out of the primarily materialistic era marked by these Jupiter-0-Saturn in the earth element on Dec. 21, 2020, with the first of series of conjunctions in air signs.
|From United States|
Australian Sex Scandals & the Nov. 13 Solar Eclipse:
Prime minister announces national inquiry into Catholic church's responses to scandals involving paedophile priests.
"Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national inquiry into the Catholic church's responses to child sex abuse after a series of scandals involving paedophile priests.
Gillard made the announcement on Monday in the wake of claims by a senior policeman that a Catholic Church in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales destroyed evidence and silenced investigations.
"There have been too many revelations of adults who have averted their eyes from this evil," Gillard said. "I believe in these circumstances that it is appropriate for there to be a national response through a royal commission."
Gillard had been under growing pressure to establish a national inquiry after the recent allegations but she said the probe would be broader than just the Catholic Church.
"This is not a royal commission targeting any one church," Gillard said.
Calls for a national inquiry intensified in September when the Catholic Church in Victoria revealed that at least 620 children had been abused by clergy in that state since the 1930s." Read More
Mentioned here when this sex scandal broke back in Sept., is Pluto rising in Melbourne, Victoria, at the Scorpio solar eclipse on Nov. 13/14, 2012. Pluto is the co-ruler of Scorpio, and pertains to uncovering things that have been hidden and suppressed. Scorpio has an affinity with sexual matters, while Pluto relates to the use or abuse of power.
According to the above article, the sexual abuse of children by Catholic Church of Victoria clergy has been going on since the 1930's. The planet Pluto was discovered in 1930, and the last time Uranus (awakenings-revolutions) and Pluto were in square was the early 1930's.
Melbourne is the only place in the world that dark Pluto is rising at the Scorpio solar eclipse.
|From Asia & Mideast|
|From Asia & Mideast|