Mundane Astrology - Geodetic System
Mundane Astrology is a branch of astrology concerned with nations, political parties and global events; however, of the many different systems available today, I prefer the Geodetic System.
The Geodetic System simply takes the degree and minute of longitude and latitude for the towns, Cities and Countries of the world and converts them to the zodiac degrees and minutes on the MC (longitude) and ascendant (latitude).
The longitude represents the MC and the latitude represents the ascendant of the towns, Cities and Countries of the world.
If you are interested in learning more about Mundane Astrology and the Geodetic System you will need "The American Atlas, US Longitudes and Latitudes" compiled by Thomas. G. Shanks which gives the longitudes and latitudes of all the towns, Cities and States of America and "The International Atlas" compiled by ACS Publications Corp. which gives the longitudes and latitudes of all the towns, Cities and Countries for the rest of the world. In addition you will need the "AFA Tables of Houses" compiled by Astro Numeric Service which gives the sidereal times of longitude from 0 degrees to 180 North and latitude 0 degrees to 66 degrees North.
For Countries in the Southern Hemisphere, add 12 hours to your sidereal time and reverse the zodiac signs.
The short summary below covers the basic principles of Geodetic Mundane Astrology.
Using the Mundane Astrology Geodetic system, I will give, as an example, a general overview of the recent New Zealand General Election - 26 November 2011.
The Capital City of New Zealand is Wellington. It's longitude is 174E47 and it's latitude is 41S18. The Sidereal Time is 11.39.08 as given in "The International Atlas". New Zealand is a Southern Hemisphere Country; 12 hours must be added to the sidereal time.
Sidereal Time 11.39.08 + 12.00.00 = 23.39.08.
Now refer to the "AFA Tables of Houses" and look up "Sidereal Time" 23.39.08. The closest sidereal time given is 23.40.00 which shows the MC as 24 degrees Pisces 32' reversed (Southern Latitudes) = MC 24 degrees Virgo 32'.
Next, and on the same page, look up latitude 41s18 and cross reference to the Ascendant column which shows the ascendant as 15 degrees Cancer 08' reversed (Southern Latitudes) = ascendant 15 degrees Capricorn 08'.
In the Mundane Astrology Geodetic System, the MC for Wellington, New Zealand is 24 degrees Virgo 32' and the ascendant 15 degrees Capricorn 08'.
THE TRADITIONAL INFLUENCE OF THE PLANETS.
Sun - The Prime Minister, Cabinet ministers, the monarch, magistrates, judges and all persons in authority and of distinction.
Moon - The common people, crowds and all matters of a common or public nature.
Mercury - The literary world, newspapers, publishers, ambassadors, trade and commerce, local transport and the nation's communications and telecom industry.
Venus - Women's issues, national birthrate, social factors connected to marriage and children. Artists, musicians. Facilities for sports and entertainment, peace and diplomatic resolutions.
Mars - The military, soldiers and noted military and naval men. War, terrorist attacks, industrial disputes, strikes and conflicts. Opposition forces. Fire services, arson etc.
Jupiter - The religious and judicial world; the national or state religion, priests, divines. The justice system and prominent judges, barristers. National inquests. The nation's wealth, banks and bankers.
Saturn - The elderly people and the mature population. The national death rate. Life threatening epidemics. Land-owners, farmers, mines, coal and industries connected to metals and minerals. State funerals, public sorrow and disappointment. State assets.
Uranus - Rioting and outbreaks of political tension. Right-wing political ideas, free-market enterprise, fascism and the urge towards individualism. separatism, scientific breakthroughs and discoveries, explosions, anarchy and anti-political reaction, demonstration, retaliation. Collective social divisions; pro and anti; resulting in conflict of interest.
Neptune - Socialism, communism and left-wing political ideas. It is linked with mobs, secret plots, sedation, fraud, swindling, illicit undertakings, bogus companies, loss, vice and liquidation.
Pluto - Major change, breakdown and regeneration. Aspects of life that are hidden from public view. Political undergrounds, espionage, organised crime, the Secret Intelligence Service, banking systems, stocks and shares, manipulation and corruption.
THE TRADITIONAL INFLUENCE OF THE SIGNS.
Aries - The nation as a whole, its self-image and how it projects itself to the world.
Taurus - The economy.
Gemini - Education, periodical publications, the Post Office, radio, transport, communications in general and science.
Cancer - Land and housing, agriculture and the opposition in Parliament.
Leo - All forms of national pleasure and entertainment, sports, general amusements and children.
Virgo - The "working classes" left wing organisations, public health, the armed forces and civil service.
Libra - Foreign affairs generally, war as well as treaties.
Scorpio - Financial relations with foreign countries, crime and public safety.
Sagittarius - The law, religion, philosophy and science.
Capricorn - Heads of state, government and national prestige.
Aquarius - Parliament, especially the lower house and local Government.
Pisces - Prisons, hospitals, homes for the aged, philanthropic societies, secret societies, monastries and institutional religion.
THE TRADITIONAL INFLUENCE OF THE HOUSES
First House - The Country and its inhabitants as a whole, its general conditions of prosperity and health or the reverse.
Second House - National wealth, the exchequer, revenue and all prices and activities concerned with making money such as banks, the Stock-Exchange, financial institutions, money markets and trade.
Third House - All means of inland transport, locomotion or communication such as railways, road and river traffic, cars etc. All means of disseminating news and information such as the Post Office, communication networks, news media, internet, telephones, faxes, newspapers, magazines, ephemeral publications, periodicals and also neighbouring nations.
Fourth House - Mines, buildings, crops, produce, land and the owners of it/the workers on it. The people as contrasted with the monarch/the democracy as contrasted with the aristocracy and also the opposition in Parliament. A malefic in this house may afflict the government through its opposition to the tenth house.
Fifth House - Theatres, public houses and all places of amusement and pleasure. The birth-rate, children, sexual concerns, sports, speculation and gambling.
Sixth House - Public health or sickness and epidemics, the health service, Civil Servants, employment, Trade Unions, workers. employees etc.
Seventh House - Foreign affairs, relations with other countries whether friendly or hostile, political or commercial, and also the national marriage/divorce rate.
Eighth House - Public mortality - death rate. The kinds of people who die and death duties. Financial relations with foreign countries.
Ninth House - Shipping, sea traffic, the airline industry and long distance traffic generally, whether connected with passengers or commerce. Long distant or international communications. Religion, the Churches, preachers and belief systems. The Courts of Law, universities, professors. Philosophical and scientific institutions and publications.
Tenth House - The Monarch, Prime Minister or President. The Government and people in authority. Royalty and eminent and famous people. The national reputation, national trade, credit and power and the public employment rate.
Eleventh House - Parliament. Town and Country Councils and similar bodies. Friends of the nation. Legislation and the welfare state.
Twelfth House - Prisons, reformatories, criminals, spies, secret enemies of the country at home or overseas. Hospitals, asylums, institutions for those who are weak, infirm or in need of the welfare state.
THE INFLUENCE SURROUNDING THE NEW ZEALAND GENERAL ELECTION.
26 NOVEMBER 2011.
PLEASE NOTE: THE CHARTS BELOW ARE DRAWN UP FOR WELLINGTON: CAPITAL CITY OF NEW ZEALAND. LONGITUDE 174E47'00". LATITUDE 41S18'00".
ASCENDANT 15 DEGREES CAPRICORN 08 MINUTES. MC 24 DEGREES VIRGO32 MINUTES.
THE CENTRE WHEEL BELOW RELATES TO THE NATAL CHART OF THE NATIONAL PARTY LEADER, JOHN KEY.
THE OUTER CHART WHEEL RELATES TO PLANETS IN TRANSIT ON 26 NOVEMBER 2011 AT 7.00PM - POLLING CLOSED.
DOTTED LINES - - - - - - -SHOW SOFT ASPECTS.
STRAIGHT LINES_________SHOW HARD ASPECTS.
NATIONAL PARTY LEADER
DATE OF BIRTH: 09.08.1961. TIME UNKNOWN.
PLANETS IN TRANSIT - 26 NOVEMBER 2011.
Transiting Uranus, third house, 0 degrees Aries sextile natal Jupiter, first house, 0 degrees Aquarius.
Uranus - The wider community and the public. Third house - Communications, opinions and the voters. Aries - How the nation projects itself. With transiting Uranus 0 degrees Aries, third house sextile natal Jupiter 0 degrees Aquarius, first house, the voters saw John Key as a leader in touch with the people and able to act effectively and decisively in times of change, upheaval and crisis.
Transiting Moon, twelfth house, 17 degrees Sagittarius trine natal Sun, eighth house, 16 degrees Leo.
Moon - The people, public matters, where public attention falls. Twelfth house - Prisons, hospitals, the welfare state. Sagittarius - The law. With the transiting moon in the twelfth house in Sagittarius, trine natal Sun, eighth house, Leo: the public endorsed the National Party mandate of selling off some of the power companies and Air NZ to improve New Zealand's financial position in the global market. Also the changes to the judicial and welfare system was welcome. Throughout the evening of election 2011, the National Party achieved 48% of the national vote.
Transiting Mars, eighth house, 7 degrees Virgo conjunct natal Pluto, eighth house, 7 degrees Virgo.
Mars - The Military Forces, industrial disputes/attacks and violence. Eighth house - Financial relations with foreign countries. Virgo - The working classes, civil servants and employment. Public health and safety. The Armed Forces and the Police. With transiting Mars in the eighth house in Virgo conjunct natal Pluto in the eighth house in Virgo the Police system will be reviewed and a taser proposal will be made. Armed patrols will be manned by firearm specialists who will use the taser Xrup in an emergency or in self-defence against violence and crime. The unemployment benefit will change. A proportion of the benefit will be made to companies providing apprenticeships, training and employment in a "back to work crackdown".
Transiting Pluto, twelfth house, 6 degrees Capricorn oppose natal Venus, sixth house, 6 degrees Cancer.
Pluto - Major change, breakdown and regeneration. Aspects of life hidden from view. Political deals, stocks and shares. Twelfth house - Secret activities. Capricorn - Heads of State, Government, associated political parties and national prestige oppose natal Venus in the sixth house in Cancer. With transiting Pluto in the twelfth house oppose natal Venus in the sixth house the news media "over the tea cups" recording between John Banks (Act Party) and John Key (Leader of the National Party) has not been released to the public. "Why not?" "Why the secret?"
Transiting Saturn, tenth house, 25 degrees Libra, sextile natal Uranus, eighth house, 25 Leo.
Saturn - The mature population. Land-owners, farmers, mines, coal and industry. State assets. Tenth house - The Government, people in authority. The national reputation, credit and power. Libra - Foreign affairs and war as well as treaties sextile natal Uranus in the eighth house in Leo. With transiting Saturn in the tenth house in Libra sextile natal Uranus in the eighth house in Leo the population supported the National Party, John Key, who, with a high leadership profile, took command during the Pike River Mine explosion, the ongoing Christchurch Quake disasters and the 2011 World Cup which won popularity and respect among the voters.
Transiting Saturn, tenth house, 25 degrees Libra, square natal Saturn, first house, 25 Capricorn.
Saturn - The mature population. Land-owners, farmers, mines, coal and industry. State assets. Tenth house - The Government and people in authority. The national reputation, credit and power. Libra - Foreign affairs and war as well as treaties square natal Saturn in the first house in Capricorn which brought discord to the National Party mandate to sell some of the NZ power companies and Air NZ to "Mum and Dad" investors within the next year. This became the singular and most unpopular mandate during the entire election which caused a swing to the Green Party and NZ First Party.
With Pluto transiting the twelfth house in Capricorn opposing natal Venus in the sixth house in Cancer the inadvertent "over the tea cups" news media recording between John Banks (Act Party) and John Key (Leader of the National Party) on the 11 November dominated the airways. A police investigation was carried out on the 16 November and the "over the tea cups" tape was withdrawn from public broadcast. However; news coverage dominated the contents of the "over the tea cups" tape throughout the election which fired public interest and proved to be a disaster for the National Party throughout the election campaign. "Why was the "over the tea cups" tape withheld from public broadcast?" "What was the cover up?" "What did John Banks (Act) and John Key (National) have to hide?"
With Uranus transiting the third house in Aries sextile natal Jupiter in Aquarius in the first house and transiting Saturn in the tenth house in Libra sextile natal Uranus in the eighth house in Leo, the voters saw John Key as a leader in touch with the people and able to act effectively and decisively in times of upheaval and crisis. John Key, with his strong leadership ability became the "man of the moment" during the Pike River Mine explosion, the on going Christchurch Quake disasters and the 2011 World Cup and overall, he won the hearts of the nation.
Election 2011 Result - With Uranus (the public) transiting the third house (the voters) in Aries (independent action) sextile (excellent aspect) natal Jupiter (expanding popularity) in Aquarius (social interests and reforms) in the first house (leadership ability) the National party soared to a 48% majority and a triumphant and vindicated John Key took the stage above a sea of blue at the close of election 2011 in Auckland. John Key, the returned Prime Minister of New Zealand said during his victory speech; "There has never been a better time to be the leader of the National Party than now".
With Uranus (the public) transiting the third house (the voters) in Aries (independent action) sextile (excellent aspect) natal Jupiter (expanding popularity) in Aquarius (social interests and reforms) in the first house (leadership ability) the outcome was highly predictable.
LABOUR PARTY LEADER
DATE OF BIRTH: 22.06.1953. TIME UNKNOWN.
PLANETS IN TRANSIT - 26 NOVEMBER 2011.
Transiting Uranus, third house, 0 degrees Aries square natal Sun, sixth house, 0 degrees Cancer.
Uranus - The wider community and the public. Third house - Communications, opinions and the voters. Aries - How the nation projects itself. With transiting Uranus 0 degrees Aries, third house square Phil Goff's natal Sun in the sixth house in Cancer indicated the voters would give their support to John Key as opposed to Phil Goff because John Key kept a high political profile during the Pike River mine explosion, the Christchurch quakes, the impending recession and the Rugby World Cup all of which he handled effectively and decisively.
Transiting Pluto, twelfth house, 6 degrees Capricorn oppose natal Mars, sixth house, 5 degrees Cancer.
Pluto - Major change, breakdown and regeneration. Aspects of life hidden from view. Political deals, stocks and shares. Twelfth house - Secret activities. Capricorn - Heads of State, Government, associated political parties and national prestige oppose Phil Goff's natal Mars in the sixth house in Cancer shows the constant attacks on National Party policy was disastrous from beginning to end. Too much time was wasted on health care issues, work and income, the cost of living, the ever widening gap between the rich and poor and the New Zealand exodus to Australia. His grasp on the seriousness of the global economic crisis coupled with the Christchurch quake rebuild thus increasing the New Zealand national debt became apparent. A question mark hung over Phil Goff's ability to lead the nation through the tough economic times ahead.
Transiting Saturn, tenth house, 25 Libra square natal Mercury, seventh house, 25 Cancer.
Saturn - The mature population. Land-owners, farmers, mines, coal and industry. State assets. Tenth house - The Government and people in authority. The national reputation, credit and power. Libra - Foreign affairs square Phil Goff's natal Mercury in the seventh house in Cancer. Throughout his campaign, Phil Goff capitalised on National Party news media coverage and campaigned against the unpopular National Party asset sales mandate. The mandate was to sell only 49% of the NZ power companies and Air NZ to "Mum and Dad" investors with the government holding the majority NZ shareholding. Phil Goff proposed a capital gains tax to close the gap between rich and poor and lower the GST on food prices. His economic policy, in respect of the tough economic times ahead, failed to convince the public.
Election 2011 Result - Throughout the evening of election 2011, the Labour Party achieved 27% of the national vote; a dismal result. Labour leader, Phil Goff fought a hard campaign with policies like raising the retirement age, introducing a capital gains tax and lifting the GST on food prices but his party suffered a resounding defeat. In his closing address to his electorate he indicated that he would plan for his retirement in the coming days. He has since resigned as leader of the Labour Party, but he will continue to support the rebuilding of the Labour Party.
It is clear to see, from the illustrated charts above between the National Party, John Key and the Labour Party, Phil Goff, which political party would lead the nation in Election 2011.
Through history, we have known war, revolution, economic recession and depression. Many of these events have coincided with transiting Uranus and Pluto in square in the cardinal signs.
The last time Uranus and Pluto were in cardinal square aspect was in the 1930's when the square occurred between Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Cancer and within a five degree orb of each other in 1930 - 1935, and exact five times. This aspect coincided with the great depression and the build-up to World War Two.
With Pluto’s entry into the sign Capricorn (26 January 2008) we have witnessed forced political changes and upheaval resulting in global economic instability with thousands of businesses and investors losing large sums of money.
We have also witnessed the collapse of Banks, Insurance Companies and Finance Companies etc. which has left thousands of people jobless and homeless.
Transiting Uranus in Aries, and transiting Pluto in Capricorn have been in cardinal square aspect from the end of May to mid August 2010, and will be in these signs fully from March 2011 to 2016. These years will mark a time of great political change.
The foundations of Government and power will be shaken in certain countries during, what I term as "The Peoples' Revolution". The people will rebel against big businesses'; power and political control.
The people of the world have had enough of the controlling nations; the result of which will be retaliation, revolution and anti/pro Government clashes causing bloodshed.
The controlling nations will use political power and force to overthrow the revolutionaries resulting in dramatic political change in the oil-rich Middle Eastern nations of our world during these years.
"Is history repeating itself?" - "Are we entering into another economic recession/depression similar to that of the 1930's?"
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