Ring of Fire Annular Solar Eclipse – June 21, 2020
The New Moon on June 21st will be an Annular Solar Eclipse at 00°21′ Cancer – often referred to as a “ring of fire” – that will happen right after the Summer Solstice on June 20th in the Northern Hemisphere.
As its name suggests, the ring of fire is easily the most exciting of the different varieties of an eclipse. Annular eclipses happen when the Moon is farthest from Earth. Because the Moon is so distant from Earth, it seems much smaller and does not block the entire view of the Sun. Instead, the Moon darkens the skies when it covers the Sun’s center, leaving the Sun’s visible outer edges to form a ring, or annulus, around the Moon. The ring of fire marks the maximum stage of an annular solar eclipse. Solar eclipses happen when the New Moon casts a shadow on Earth.
The eclipse begins at dawn in Eastern Africa over the Republic of the Congo on June 21, 2020 at 3:45 a.m. The Total Solar Eclipse Path of Totality – or the maximum phase of a total eclipse during which the lunar disk covers the Sun – will presage through Central Africa to the Arabian Peninsula, South Asia, India, China, and Taiwan lasting roughly four hours as the Moon’s shadow moves across the Earth’s surface, before finally ending in the South Pacific over Guam at 08:32:17 GMT.
The Meaning of the New Moon
According to traditional sources, the New Moon represents the end of one cycle and the beginning of another new 28-day cycle. Archetypally, the New Moon represents:
- The Gnostic Marriage of Sol (the Sun) and Lunar (the Moon) – the alchemical marriage of male and female
- The Greek goddess Hestia (Vesta) – the crackling blaze of the hearth in the home
- The fetus in the womb (Moon) waiting to be born into a new life (Sun).
The New Moon symbolically signifies the interplay of instinct (Moon) and ego (Sun), of soul (Moon) and spirit, yin (feminine) and yang (masculine) principles, Mother (Moon) and Father (Sun) or Man (Sun) and Woman (Moon), and existence (Moon) and meaning (Sun).
The New Moon is often viewed as a symbol of both endings and new beginnings. The nighttime darkness of the New Moon symbolizes the mysterious watery depth of the unconscious – the transpersonal realm where personal identity and individual boundaries dissolve and the sense of direction and ego are lost for the purpose of cleansing away the past in order to prepare the way for the future.
Traditionally, the New Moon is a most propitious time to bring one’s personal life and intentions to greater clarity and prominence as it represents a reset and new beginning of a person’s inner life. Therefore, it correlates with an upsurge of energy or intuition of some opportunity such as making a fresh start, turning over a new leaf, or launching a new project and initiative. It also correlates with inner healing, where two opposing parts of oneself have come together to some inner resolution.
The Meaning of the Solar Eclipse
A Solar Eclipse is like a regular New Moon (where the Moon and Sun have the same ecliptic longitude); however, the difference is that the Earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks the Sun. Therefore, a Solar Eclipse is considered more significant because Moon obscures the Sun. Also, because Solar Eclipse is rare because the timing of the New Moon within the eclipse season needs to be more exact for an alignment between the observer (on Earth) and the centers of both the Sun and the Moon.
Although an eclipse is a natural phenomenon, in ancient cultures, solar eclipses were attributed to supernatural causes or regarded as significant omens that signify the advent of change and divine revelation from the gods. Ancient astrologers considered eclipses (along with the appearance of comets) omens of notable births, deaths, military battles, or other significant events throughout history in many civilizations.
For example, according to the Greek historian Herodotus, the Total Solar Eclipse on May 28, 585 B.C.E, that was accurately predicted by the Greek mathematician and astrologer Thales of Miletus was interpreted as an omen that interrupted a battle in a long-standing six-year war between the Median Kingdom and the Lydian Kingdom along the Halys River (modern Kızılırmak River, Turkey). During the onset of the eclipse (between 5:55 pm – 6:15 pm LMT), the fighting immediately stopped, and the two kingdoms agreed to a truce.
Eclipses can mark dramatic changes in the phase of one’s life, coinciding with events of initiation or termination. There can be a sharp dramatic unexpected change in one’s financial status, prestige, and fortune. Eclipses can also force an issue something that has reached a major impasse or blockage, often through some type of unexpected disruptive force or development.
According to 20th Century astrologer Charles Jayne, events seven to ten days leading up to an eclipse are notable and significant where affairs often take a radical turn that is not anticipated. The force of destiny is more prominent during this period, with an increase in the tempo of events as developments unfold.
On a mundane level, eclipses can invoke an existential crisis that causes a radical reframing of the values and unquestioned beliefs of a society, or nation. The world is often swept up in unexpected new developments and can often invoke a collective “wake-up” event to occur that shakes the collective cognitive dissonance of the reality of a situation. Eclipses often serve as red flag indicators summon a long-overdue crisis that “tests” a nation’s leadership and vision that often that invokes changes and reforms.
The Cancer-Capricorn Eclipse Axis 2018 – 2020
The June 21st Solar Eclipse is part of the series of eclipses on the Cancer–Capricorn axis. These eclipses that began with the Partial Solar Eclipse at 20°30’ Cancer on July 12, 2018, continued throughout 2019 with the Partial Solar Eclipse at 15°28’ Cancer on January 5, 2019, the Total Solar Eclipse at 10°40’ Cancer on July 2, 2019, followed by the Annular Solar Eclipse at 04°07’ Capricorn on December 26, 2019, and into 2020 shortly after the Summer Solstice with the Annular Solar Eclipse at 00°21’ Cancer on June 21st Eclipse, when they will be completed.
This cycle of eclipses in the Cancer-Capricorn axis aligns along the World Point, the Heliocentric North Nodes of Jupiter, Saturn, Pluto, and the Invariable Plane of the Solar System.
- World Point at 00 Cancer and 00 Capricorn (July 21, 2020, Solar Eclipse)
- Heliocentric North Node of Jupiter at 10 Cancer (July 2, 2019, Solar Eclipse)
- Heliocentric North Node of Saturn at 23 Cancer (December 26, 2019, Solar Eclipse)
- Heliocentric North Node of Pluto at 20 Cancer (July 12, 2018, Solar Eclipse)
- The Invariable Plane at 13-16 Cancer-Capricorn Axis (January 5, 2019, Solar Eclipse)
Historically, major world events and developments that upset the world balance of power have accompanied Solar Eclipse transits along the Cancer-Capricorn Axis. This series of Solar Eclipses that occurred along the Cancer-Capricorn Axis coincided with the gradual approach of the Mars-Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto stellium during the Spring Equinox in March on the Heliocentric North Node of Saturn and the Heliocentric North Node of Pluto, nearly at the midpoint (March 24th, 2020) between the Annular Solar Eclipse of December 26, 2019, and the Annular Solar Eclipse of June 21st, 2020. During this period for December 26th through June 20th, we have witnessed an acceleration and intensification of unprecedented historical events as follows:
Persian Gulf Crisis: On December 31st, Iraqi militiamen and protesters breach the front gate checkpoint of the United States embassy in Baghdad following a U.S. military operation that targeted an Iraqi militia on December 29th, 2019.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On December 31st China informs the World Health Organization of an outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, the ninth most populous Chinese city.
Hong Kong Protests: On January 1st, protesters in Hong Kong take part in the annual new year day march with organizers asserting over one million people took part.
Australian Bush Fire Crisis: On January 2nd, the government of New South Wales, Australia, declares a state of emergency whilst the government of Victoria, Australia declares a state of disaster amid large bushfires that have killed as many as 500 million animals.
Persian Gulf Crisis: On January 3rd, a U.S. drone strike at Baghdad International Airport kills Iranian general Qasem Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Iran launches ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases hosting American soldiers, injuring multiple personnel. Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 is shot down by Iran’s armed forces shortly after takeoff from Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport, killing all 176 people on board.
Second Libyan Civil War: On January 5th, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announces that Turkish troops will be deployed to Libya on behalf of the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord.
Extreme Events: January 12th, the Taal Volcano in Luzon erupts forcing a mass evacuation and disrupting air traffic.
Geopolitical Development: January 28th, U.S. President Donald Trump signs the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement, the North American trade agreement replacing NAFTA.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On January 30th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declares the outbreak of the disease as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, the sixth time that this measure has been invoked since 2009. The WHO names the disease COVID-19.
Brexit Crisis: On January 31st, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar formally withdraw from the European Union at 11PM (GMT), beginning an 11-month transition period.
U.S. Political Crisis: On February 5th, the impeachment trial of the President of the United States, Donald Trump: The U.S. Senate acquits U.S. president Donald Trump on articles of impeachment
2020 Stock Market Crash: On February 27th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIJA) plunges by 1,190.95 points, or 4.4%, to close at 25,766.64, its largest one-day points decline at the time. This follows several days of large falls, marking the worst week for the index since 2008, triggered by fears of the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus.
COVID-19 pandemic: By March 8th, Italy places 16 million people in quarantine, more than a quarter of its population, in a bid to stop the spread of COVID-19. A day later, the quarantine is expanded to cover the entire country, becoming the first country to apply this measure nationwide.
US-Afghanistan War: A conditional peace agreement is signed between the United States and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar. The U.S. begins gradually withdrawing troops from Afghanistan on March 10th.
2020 Oil Market Crash: On March 11th, international share prices of crude oil fall sharply in response to a Russo-Saudi oil price war and the impact of COVID-19. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) plunges more than 2,000 points, the largest fall in its history up to that point. Oil prices also plunge by as much as 30% in early trading, the biggest fall since 1991.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 11th, the World Health Organization declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
2020 Stock Market Crash: On March 12th, global markets crash due to continued concerns over COVID-19 and the U.S. travel ban on the Schengen Area. The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes into free fall, closing at over −2,300 points, the worst losses for the index since 1987.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 13th, Spain goes into lockdown after COVID-19 cases in the country surge. President Trump declares a national emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, freeing up $50 billion in disaster relief funds.
2020 Stock Market Crash: On March 16th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average falls by 2,997.10, the single largest point drop in history, and the second-largest percentage drop ever at 12.93 percent, an even greater crash than Black Monday (1929). This follows the U.S. Federal Reserve announcing that it will cut its target interest rate to 0–0.25%.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 17th European leaders close the EU’s external and Schengen borders for at least 30 days in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic The Euro 2020 and 2020 Copa América association football tournaments are postponed until the summer of 2021 by UEFA and CONMEBOL respectively.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 18th President Donald Trump invokes the Defense Production (War Powers) Act to compel American companies to suspend their normal production schedules and begin manufacturing needed in a time of crisis such as of protective gear needed by health professionals on the front lines of the crisis as hospitals, stores medical masks, ventilators, gloves, testing swabs and other essential equipment, response to the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 24th, India goes into lockdown to contain COVID-19. The total number of people in the world facing some form of pandemic-related movement restriction now exceeds 2.6 billion, a third of the global population.
Movie Box Office Implosion: March 24th, the U.S. movie box office records zero revenue for the first time ever.
COVID-10 Pandemic: On March 25th, the United Kingdom goes into lockdown to contain COVID-19.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 26th, the global COVID-19 cases reach 500,000, with nearly 23,000 deaths confirmed. The United States surpasses China and Italy in total number of known COVID-19 cases, with at least 81,321 cases and more than 1,000 deaths.
U.S.-Venezuela Crisis: On March 26th, the Trump administration indicts Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government of drug and narcoterrorism and offers a $15 million reward for information leading to his arrest.
US-China Space Race: On March 26th, the Space Force launches its first satellite, an Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF-6) military communications satellite that cost $1.4 billion.
COVID 19: China suspends entry for foreign nationals with visas or residence permits, effective midnight March 28th.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On March 30, the Summer Olympics are rescheduled for July 23 to August 8, 2021
Russia-Saudi Arabia Oil Price War: On March 30th, the price of Brent Crude falls 9% to $23 per barrel, the lowest level since November 2002.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 2nd, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 1 million worldwide.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 5th, YouTube says it will remove videos promoting a conspiracy theory linking 5G to COVID-19, while “borderline content” will be removed from search results.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 7th, Japan declares a state of emergency in response to COVID-19, and finalizes a massive monetary stimulus package worth 108 trillion yen (US$990 billion), equal to 20% of the country’s GDP to prevent an economic collapse of the nation.
Saudi Arabia-Yemen War: On April 8th, the Saudi Arabian-led coalition declares a unilateral ceasefire in its military action against Houthi forces in Yemen. The ceasefire, which supports UN efforts to end the five-year-old war.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 8th, China ends the lockdown in Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with people allowed to leave the city for the first time in 76 days.
2020 General Election: On April 8th, Senator Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign, leaving Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Russia-Saudi Arabia Oil War: On April 9th, OPEC+ holds an emergency meeting to try to agree on petroleum output cuts due to decreased demand for oil due to the coronavirus pandemic. Russia says it has “no plans to discuss oil markets with the leadership of Saudi Arabia or the United States.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 10th, the death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 100,000 globally, a ten-fold increase from March 20th, while EU finance ministers agree on a €540 billion loan package to alleviate the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 14th, U.S. President Donald Trump announces the United States is suspending funding of the World Health Organization pending an investigation of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic and its relationship with China.
Global Financial Crisis: On April 14th, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it expects the world economy to shrink 3%, the worst contraction since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 15th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 2 million worldwide and the 2020 Tour de France has been delayed until August due to the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 17th, Europe surpasses 100,000 COVID-19-related deaths.
South China Sea Crisis: On April 19th, the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns China’s decision yesterday to establish administrative districts in the disputed Paracel and Spratly Islands, saying it violates Vietnam’s sovereignty.
Global Financial Crisis: On April 20th Crude Oil prices reach a record low, with West Texas Intermediate falling into negative values.
North Korean Crisis: On April 20th Seoul-based Daily NK reports North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is recuperating from a heart procedure done earlier this month, after his disappearance from various events led to speculation about the state of his health.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On April 23rd, Facebook removes “pseudoscience” and “conspiracy theory” as options for targeted ads, as criticism mounts against social media for their role in spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.
COVID-19 Pandemic: The global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 200,000. The United Kingdom is the fifth country to report 20,000 deaths.
E.T. Government Disclosure: On April 27, the Pentagon formally releases three videos of “unidentified aerial phenomena” encountered by United States Navy pilots after determining the videos “do not reveal any sensitive capabilities or systems”. The footage was previously leaked by Luis Elizondo in 2017.
COVID-19 Pandemic: April 27th the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 3 million worldwide, while the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States passes 1 million.
Global Financial Crisis: April 28th Large scale protests and riots erupt in major cities across Lebanon for the second day over the country’s central bank failures and escalating economic problems. Banks and vehicles are set on fire, and clashes between the protestors and the army in Tripoli leave around 40 soldiers wounded.
U.S.-China Space Race: On April 30th NASA officially selects SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build its next-generation lunar landers to carry American astronauts to the Moon by 2024.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 1st, the total number of recovered COVID-19 patients reaches 1 million worldwide, according to data from The Johns Hopkins University.
U.S.-Venezuela Crisis: On May 4th, Venezuelan dissidents and an American-based private military company, Silvercorp USA, unsuccessfully attempt to infiltrate Venezuela and forcibly remove President Nicolás Maduro from office.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 5th, the UK death toll from COVID-19 becomes the highest in Europe at 32,313 after exceeding the death toll of 29,029 in Italy.
Major Discovery: On May 6th, astronomers announce the discovery of the first black hole located in a star system visible to the naked eye in the minor constellation of Telescopium in the Southern Hemisphere.
India-China Border Crisis: Several Chinese and Indian soldiers are injured in a cross-border clash at the Nathu La crossing. About 150 troops participated in the face-off, which involved fistfights and stone-throwing.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 10th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 4 million worldwide.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 14th, the global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 300,000. The UN warns of a global mental health crisis caused by isolation, fear, uncertainty, and economic turmoil.
Major Discovery: On May 15th, researchers announce a 2.5 cm millipede fossil belonging to the Kampecaris genus, discovered on the island of Kerrera in the Scottish Inner Hebrides, is the world’s oldest-known land animal, which lived 425 million years ago in the Silurian period.
COVID-19 Pandemic Update: on May 18th, in an unprecedented move, the World Health Organization holds its annual World Health Assembly using video conferencing instead of in-person meetings.
U.S. – Russia Crisis: On May 21st, the Trump administration announces it will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty within six months, declaring continuous violations by Russia.
Extreme Global Weather: On May 21st, Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in eastern India and Bangladesh, killing over 100 people and forcing the evacuation of more than 4 million others. It causes over US-$13 billion in damage, making it the costliest cyclone ever recorded in the North Indian Ocean, shattering the record previously held by Nargis.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 21st, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 5 million worldwide, with 106,000 new cases recorded over the past 24 hours, the highest single-day figure so far.
COVID-19 Pandemic: Brazil overtakes Russia to become the country with the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases, with over 330,000 reported. President Jair Bolsonaro continues to dismiss the threat of the virus.
Extreme Global Weather: On May 24th, 3,000 kilometers (1,900 mi) of the coast of Western Australia is battered by a “once in a decade” storm.
U.S. Crisis: On May 26th, protests caused by the killing of George Floyd break out across hundreds of cities in the United States and around the world.
Hong Kong Crisis: On May 27th, the communist Chinese National People’s Congress votes in favor of national security legislation that prevents subversion, terrorism, separatism, and foreign interference in Hong Kong. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo responds by declaring Hong Kong “no longer autonomous”.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 28th, the U.S. death toll passes 100,000 – more Americans than were killed in the Vietnam War and Korean War combined and approaching that of the First World War, where 116,000 Americans died in combat. The total number of cases continues to rise, although the rate of infection is slowing.
U.S.-China Space Race: On May 30th, the first crewed flight of the Dragon 2 (initially scheduled for May 27 but delayed due to weather) is launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first manned spacecraft to take off from U.S. soil since the retirement of the Space Shuttle in 2011.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On May 31st, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 6 million worldwide.
U.S. Crisis: On June 1st, U.S. President Donald Trump labels Antifa a terrorist organization.
U.S. Crisis: On June 2nd, a US $5 billion class-action lawsuit is filed against Alphabet Inc. and Google, alleging the company violates users’ right to privacy by tracking them in Chrome’s incognito mode.
Hong Kong Crisis: On June 3rd, Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the United Kingdom will change immigration laws to offer a pathway to UK citizenship for all Hong Kong citizens who are eligible for BN(O) status when the government of China begins to impose new security laws on the territory.
Global Protest: On June 6th, anti-racism rallies and protests against police brutality occur in cities around the world.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On June 9th, the global death toll from COVID-19 exceeds 400,000. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 7 million worldwide.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On June 9th, a Harvard University study suggests that COVID-19 may have been spreading in China as early as late August 2019, based on hospital car park usage and web search trends.
Global Financial Crisis: On June 11th Stocks suffer their worst day since March, with the Dow plunging more than 1,800 points Dow plunges 7%, marks worst day since March as Fed’s grim outlook and rising COVID-19 cases unsettle Wall Street investors. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says US ‘can’t shut down the economy again’ even if coronavirus has another spike.
U.S. Crisis: On June 12th, the Minneapolis City Council votes unanimously to disband the Minneapolis Police Department and replace it with a “community” safety department, however it is prevented from doing so by the city charter. Seattle “Autonomous Zone” Now Has A “Heavily-Armed” Warlord As Crime spikes 300%. Protesters in Nashville, Tennessee declare the Nashville Autonomous Zone on capitol grounds. And protests breakout in Atlanta following the killing of Rayshard Brooks, 27, by a police officer in the parking lot of a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant. Atlanta Chief of Police Erika Shields resigns amid protests following the killing of Rayshard Brooks. Protesters burn down the fast-food restaurant where the incident took place.
Global Financial Crisis: On June 12th, the Federal Reserve said in its semi-annual report to Congress that the economic damage from the recession may be “persistent” as a collapse in consumer demand could bankrupt many businesses, and there’s uncertainty about future demand and productivity as firms shift production processes, which could lead to lower wages. The painful illiquidity of the market is indicated by the turnover associated with a 1% range from the S&P’s 40-DMA: the lowest on record.
U.S.-China Crisis: On June 13th, tensions between the US and China have flared up again recently with Taiwan now carrying out missile tests to prepare for a possible invasion of its island.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On June 14th, new coronavirus infections increase by 25,000, the highest since May 2, in part due to increased testing. Four days of sustained increases in Alabama and three days of increases in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and South Carolina are attributed largely to the increase of gatherings over the Memorial Day weekend. The second wave of COVID-19 begins to spread in both Beijing and Guangzhou
India-China Border Crisis: On June 15th, at least 20 Indian soldiers and over 40 Chinese forces are killed or injured in skirmishes in the disputed Galwan Valley, the largest escalation along the Sino-Indian border in five decades.
North Korean Crisis: On June 16th North Korea blows up liaison office with South, escalating tensions.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On June 16th, on June 16th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 8 million worldwide. Brazil is on a trajectory to register more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths per day and overtake the United States in both cases and deaths by the end of July, according to researchers at the University of Washington.
COVID-19 Pandemic: On June 17th, China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. Beijing coronavirus outbreak: travel restricted to tackle the ‘extremely severe’ situation. Beijing residents are rounded up and put in quarantine as the city goes back into lockdown, schools are shut, and travel bans are reintroduced to stop ‘extremely severe’ new coronavirus outbreak
Global Financial Crisis: On June 17th, the IMF set to slash economic forecasts and warns of a crisis ‘unlike anything the world has seen’.
COVID-19 Pandemic: June 18th, China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital.
Korean Crisis: June 19th, a reported build-up of North Korean troops along the demilitarized zone (DMZ). Military ships have also been observed entering areas along the disputed maritime border.
COVID-19 Pandemic: June 20th, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 passes 9 million worldwide.
ELECTION 2020: June 20th, President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
June 21 2001 Total Solar Eclipse
The June 21st Solar Eclipse will occur in 0° Cancer. The World Points are located at zero degrees on the Cardinal Signs (Aires, Cancer, Libra, and Capricorn). According to mundane astrologer Bill Meridian, planets at the World Point release archetypal planetary energy on the world stage with great force and immediacy. For example, nineteen years ago on June 21, 2001 there was a Solar Eclipse at 0° Cancer. When transiting Mars in Capricorn opposed this point in September 8th, 2001, the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks took place shorty after in New York and Washington, D.C. Because the June 21st Solar Eclipse is at 0° Cancer, the eclipse will have a major impact on world affairs.
The June 21st Eclipse on the World Point signifies that the global exchange markets be in significant danger due to excessive exuberance of Wall Street monetary and fiscal stimulus and misguided monetary policies by Federal Reserve (Fed). A staggering $10.4 trillion in fiscal stimulus and $7.9 trillion in monetary stimulus – for a grand total of 20.8% of global GDP, has been injected mostly over the past 3 months! The S&P 500 index had skyrocketed 47% from the intraday low on March 23 (2,192) to the close on June 8th (3,232), during the worst economic crisis in history.
The Solar Eclipse hit to the Federal Reserve’s natal Saturn-Pluto Operations event horoscope augurs the attempt to “relate” targeted markets to maintain the perception of economic growth and expansion, that will accelerate and intensify the financialization of the “Everything Bubble,” due to the Federal Reserve’s massive lending and asset purchases propping up financial markets along with sustaining consumption by states and businesses, taking on more debt and inflating new bubbles. The parabolic stock moves over the last several months draw a comparison with the 2000 stock market crash when obscure “zombie” companies were doubling and tripling monthly.
The June 21st Solar Eclipse is square Mars and quincunx Saturn, while Venus is stationing direct at the time of the Eclipse. Portending willful focused aggression with a tendency to feel like a victim while covertly behaving as a perpetrator. The Eclipse is also conjunct the fixed star Menkalinan (β (Beta) Aurigæ) at 00° Can 03 has the character of Mercury and Mars – high enterprise, the impulse to put one’s ideal to action, and the single-minded pursuit of one’s objects, etc.. However, from a mundane perspective, it augurs unfortunate events and developments. It correlates with collapse, ruin, and scandal, and often a violent demise and downfall. With the potential danger of the breakout of military confrontations or earthquakes if associated with a Solar Eclipse.
The Saros Cycle
The July 2nd Solar Eclipse is a member of Saros Cycle 137. The 54-year Saros Cycle is an important cycle to consider when evaluating eclipses. In each Saros cycle, the shadow of the eclipse moves westward on the surface of the earth by 120 degrees with every eclipse. After 3 eclipses in the same cycle, the shadow of the eclipse has moved 360 degrees and is visible from the same place on earth. This cycle tends to re-energize events from that previous era after 54 years.
Based on the table above, the June 2020 Solar Eclipses relate to events of 1966. In 1966 we saw the powerful resurgence of inflation – part of the effect to fund the Vietnam War. The U.S. Space Race with the USSR accelerated. The U.S. had nearly 500,000 troops in Vietnam prompted by the realization that the South Vietnamese government was losing the Vietnam War as the communist-dominated Viet Cong gained influence over much of the population in rural areas of the country. Other events that occurred in 1966 are:
- Race in Atlanta and Black Power becomes a significant factor in American Politics, the National Guard was deployed.
- The Black Panthers, a revolutionary socialist political organization founded by Marxist college students Bobby Seale and Huey Newton in Oakland, California is formed.
- Miranda Rights come into being after the Supreme Court overturns the conviction on June 13th of a confessed rapist ruling he had not been properly informed of his right to counsel and to not testify against himself.
- Fashions both in America and the UK came from the part of the swinging London scene.
- 200,000 protestors attend global anti-Vietnam war
- The television show “Batman” and “Star Trek” debuts, becoming a global cultural phenomenon.
- Revolver, the seventh studio album by the English rock band the Beatles was released in 1966, an early work in the psychedelic rock genre, which accompanied the emergence of counterculture ideology in the 1960s.
- NASA launched Lunar Orbiter 1, the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit the Moon and the Soviet Union Lands Luna 9 on the Moon in February; the U.S. follows on June 2nd with Surveyor 1 soft Moon landing.
- NASA’s final Gemini mission, Gemini 12, launched – paved the way for future missions in the Apollo program, also led to 1969 Moon landing.
- Earthquake in Turkey – 2,394 dead, 10,000 injured.
- China under Chairman Mao launches China’s Cultural Revolution and begins purging intellectuals.
1966 Eclipse Events —> 2020 Eclipse Events
Based on the historical events of 1966 mentioned above, we may see the re-articulation of many of the same themes of high geopolitical tensions, and political animosity and turmoil will be the order of the day. However, we continue to see a renewed interest in the manned space program to begin to build a large-scale base on the Moon in 2024, and a planned manned Mars Expedition using new propulsion technology.
We will likely see the emergence of an adversarial space race for dominance between the United States and China. Along with widening societal and class divisions due to growing economic inequality resulting in large-scale protests and riots.
The United Kingdom will inevitably hit a wall with Brussels when negotiating the terms of the United Kingdom’s future relationship with the European Union.
Escalating instability in the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. Iran will continue to expand its aggressive response to Washington’s “maximum pressure” campaign in 2020 by intensifying work on its nuclear program to gain leverage against the West in future negotiations and increase the cost to the United States of maintaining its sanctions-heavy strategy. However, Iran’s strategic goal to push the US out of the region, at least in Iraq, will fall short of the mark.
The Solar Eclipses make a direct hit on China’s natal Uranus, auguring unexpected developments and surprises, that will cause one a dramatic change in China’s plans. Therefore, we can expect greater unreliability and high unpredictability with the Chinese economy. Despite the setbacks of the COVID-19 pandemic, China continues to accelerate its military modernization program to boost to military research and development efforts designed to close the weapons gap with the United States.
Hong Kong’s crisis will persist stoking the overall rivalry between the United States and China in their trade-technology war, the chronic acrimony in Hong Kong will allow other, more stable business hubs such as Singapore or even Malaysia to attract companies looking for alternatives. It will also spur China to further emphasize mainland economic centers such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijing to reduce Hong Kong’s financial and political prestige and power.
In China, we can expect political extremism, military diplomacy, and cowboy diplomacy, with a collective impulse toward hardened, ruthless ambitions, or extreme coercive means to emerge in China. A war between the U.S. and China, inconceivable just a decade ago, in 2020 it will become a regular topic of analysis and conversation.
If COVID-19 follows a pattern set by the 1918 Spanish flu, the pandemic is likely to last up to two years and return with a vengeance this fall and winter – a second wave worse than the first, according to a study issued from the University of Minnesota. Although second waves are more difficult to predict, the Solar Eclipse augurs we are likely we see the re-emergence of a Second COVID-19 “Reinfection” Wave outbreak that will continue to unsettle global markets and disrupt global economic supply chains.
We will continue to see North Korea threaten Japan and South Korea by building up conventional weapons, steering clear of relations and conducting missile tests to show the United States the costs of its refusal to heed Pyongyang’s demands.
Also, Venezuela’s collapse remains possible, along with a standoff between China and the United States over the trade war and the increased military activity in the South China Sea.
We are also likely to see an explosive burst of intellectual and artistic creativity in the collective psyche with the emergence of a new wave of musical artists because of a confluence of ideas, concepts, events, issues, and driven technology which act as a social catalyst for rapid change in the culture. We continue to see an acceleration in the technological shift to an alternative digital currency system for trade settlement that begins a major shift away from the fiat monetary system controlled by the world’s Central Banks.
In the United States, we will continue to see the American Deep State, an international empire, whose members control foreign policies, diplomacy, military issues, and international spying agencies called “intelligence agencies” — for the purpose of extending the empire — will continue to intensify its operations of influencing and manipulating anti-democratic coalitions in a covert manner within the government via subversive groups for the purpose of tearing down America’s institutional life and to destroy Donald Trump’s re-election prospects in November.
According to astrologer 20th Century Canadian astrologer Edmond Johndro stated that everything (including astrological alignments) that occurs 8 weeks prior to a Solar Eclipse is OWNED by that that Eclipse with developments culminating 6 months after the phenomena. Meaning the eclipse will act as a trigger the larger archetypal narrative of the Jupiter-Saturn-Pluto planetary triad throughout the remainder of 2020. A period of a profound upsurge of relentless evolutionary forces (Pluto) on a titanic scale, with a profound sense uncertainty bearing down on the collective to face an extreme set of converging crisis (Saturn), where the stakes are high and everything is on the line that will lead ultimately lead to a profound regeneration and moral and structural reconfiguration of civilization (Jupiter).
William Stickevers is an astrological consultant, hypnotist, life coach, and business strategist, advising clients from 28 countries for over three decades with strategy and insight to live a more fulfilled life according to their soul’s code and calling.
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