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The 2002 Sun Cycle Chart

Each year a new Sun Cycle commences when the Sun moves from south to north declination. At this time the electromagnetic relations established determine where each sign is located in the sky. It is an extremely important astrological event. The Y2002 Sun cycle commences at 7.16pm GMT on March 20th 2002 – as per Raphael’s Ephemeris. (Michaelson’s, American Ephemeris for the 21st Century gives 7.17pm GMT.) This converts to 2.16pm EST on the same day at Washington. The Sun Cycle Chart is a birthchart of the year: A general event chart giving a general picture of the events affecting each area of the mundane agenda during the year.

Each house in a mundane chart rules definite issues on the mundane agenda and the planets and signs affecting each house have a distinct influence on the mundane affairs it rules. In other words, each planet and sign in the chart, due to its house position, has a distinct influence on a particular area of the mundane agenda. Thus the accuracy of a
chart’s assessment depends on three things:

  • An understanding of the precise affect each planet and sign has in mundane astrology.
  • An understanding of the mundane agenda ruled by each of the houses and
  • A clear understanding of what is happening in the world today.

In the Brotherhood of Light text Mundane Astrology C.C. Zain explains the influence of each planet in Mundane Astrology and the mundane-matters ruled by each of the houses. An understanding of what is currently happening in the world today is gained by observing the electronic and print media.

Astrodyne power, harmony and discord in mundane astrology:

Astrodyne power (in any birthchart) translates as importance. In a mundane chart the mundane-matters and people ruled by the powerful planets and houses attain importance.

Astrodyne harmony translates as gains, progress and growth. The mundane-matters ruled by a high-harmony planet experience gains, progress and productive growth. The people ruled by a high-harmony planet have a constructive, beneficial influence. They experience success, gains and benefits. The mundane-matters ruled by a high-harmony
house experience gains, progress and productive growth. The people ruled by a high-harmony house have a beneficial influence. They experience success, gains and benefits. Astrodyne discord translates as adversity, misfortune, difficulties and a lack of growth.

Discord spells trouble. The mundane matters ruled by a high-discord planet experience setbacks, adversity, difficulties and sluggish growth. The people ruled by a high-discord planet have an adverse, unfortunate influence. They experience problems, setbacks, failure and adversity. The mundane-matters ruled by a high-discord house experience adversity, misfortune, problems and a lack of growth. The people ruled by a high-discord house have an adverse, unfortunate influence. They experience problems, setbacks, failure and adversity.
Mundane astrology decodes the messages being sent by the planets, but it is very important to understand just what mundane astrology can and can’t do, and the scope of the information provided by a mundane chart. A mundane chart pictures the inner-world environment and the influence – whether fortunate and beneficial, or unfortunate and
detrimental – it is having on the world’s mundane affairs. The chart pictures definite astrological affects, influencing particular mundane issues, but it does not picture precise events. For example: If Jupiter, the planet of increase and expansion, is in the 5th house, ruling the share market, in the Washington Sun Cycle chart the astrological affect on the share market will actualize as rising stock prices and a prosperous period on Wall Street. But the chart does not precisely indicate how many points the share market will rise at each trading session.

It is very important to understand what a mundane chart can do. In the Y2001 Washington Sun Cycle chart Mars, the planet of violent attacks, and Pluto, the planet of terrorism and drastic events, formed a prominence (conjunction) aspect in the 7th house, ruling open enemies and war. It was obvious that the astrological affect influencing the 7th house would actualize as a terrorist attack by a foreign enemy and that America would respond by going to war, but that is the limit of the information provided by the chart. This information combined with a through understanding of America’s current 7th house situation would have provided more information, but the prediction of the actual event – planes piloted by Islamic terrorists, crashing into the Twin Towers and Pentagon – is
beyond mundane astrology. Those who claim to precisely predict such events using astrology are whistling Dixie. The facts are: (1) A planet by its house position in the Sun Cycle Chart indicates a new inner-world influence (planet) affecting a definite area of the mundane agenda (house): And the power of the planet influences the importance of the event. (2) If the planet is harmonious its influence on the house-specific mundane agenda will be fortunate; and (3) if the planet is discordant its influence will be unfortunate.

The new Sun Cycle for Washington commences at 2.16pm EST on March 20th 2002. This chart is born at a time of struggle and adversity. The US is engaged in a war on terror, the economy is sluggish, the President and Congress are under great stress, unemployment is a major problem, there’s business uncertainty and a real (or unreal) threat of another terrorist attack by an open or secret enemy.

When interpreting any birthchart it is essential to focus on the relevant and disregard the irrelevant. Power is relevant. High-power translates as relevance and low-power translates as irrelevance. Thus in this Washington Sun Cycle Chart the focus is on the high-powered planets and houses. The aspects formed by the Sun in the Sun Cycle Chart are very important.

In the Y2002 Sun Cycle Chart the Sun forms a friction (semisquare) aspect with Mars, planet of war; an obstacle (square) aspect with Jupiter, planet of finances; and a friction (semisquare) aspect with Neptune, planet of aviation, chemicals and inflation. These discordant aspects indicate political problems, war and violence problems, financial
problems and aviation problems. The worst aspect, Sun square Jupiter, indicates problems and adversity for the business, banking and financial sectors. Sun semisquare Mars indicates problems and adversity due to war, strife, violence and accidents; and Sun semisquare Neptune indicates troubles for the aviation industry, widespread uncertainty and problems due to chemicals, inflation, fraud and drugs. These aspects indicate worldwide difficulties during the year. Sun discord has an adverse influence on world leaders and the political agenda. It indicates trouble for the politicians, political problems and power abuse. Sun square Jupiter maps an adverse business and financial climate:

political problems due to financial problems. It puts the political agenda and business sector at odds. The political agenda is frustrated by poor financial conditions; and business is hindered by bad political initiatives. An outstanding feature of this astrological year will be financial troubles – severe problems for the business and banking sectors. As Jupiter rules religion (ethics and morals) anticipate high-discord political-religious problems. Religious leaders criticize world leaders and their ethical values. This will be a morally challenging period for the political-leadership agenda. An afflicted Jupiter is over-optimistic, careless, extravagant and thoughtless.

The dominant influences in the Washington Sun Cycle chart are the Ascendant ruling the people, their health and welfare and the Moon ruling the everyday people and the domestic agenda. The people and their needs drive the US mundane agenda, but Ascendant-Moon discord indicates problems and adversity. Pluto ruling corruption, crime and terrorists, Neptune ruling confusion, oil, aviation and inflation and Mars ruling aggressive action and war are rated powerful planets. The mundane-matters they rule will attain importance: And, as all three are discordant, they will experience misfortune, setbacks, failure and adversity. Mars, the planet of war, is the most discordant and thus the cause of the greatest adversity and misfortune. Saturn ruling the work and security agenda is next strongest followed by the MC ruling business. The four weakest planets are Venus, Uranus, Jupiter and Sun. This indicates that the social agenda (Venus), the radical and technology agendas (Uranus), the religious, law and trade agendas (Jupiter)
and the political agenda (Sun) are of least importance. The very weak Sun indicates the influence of the President, other political leaders and politics is reduced

The 11th house dominates the chart (by a long way.) It rules Congress, the aldermen of a city, friends, allies, and the ambassadors sent from other countries: And Congress will have the most important influence during the year. 11th house discord indicates that Congress will experience problems, difficulties and misfortune. The actions it takes will
cause adversity. The next strongest house is the 10th. It rules the President, his administration, business activity and America’s reputation. The mundane-matters and people ruled by the 10th house attain importance; but 10th house discord indicates problems, setbacks, adversity and misfortune. The actions taken by the President cause adversity. The 8th house (death, debt, tariffs, pensions, loans and insurance) is next strongest. Astrodyne power brings all of these matters into importance; but astrodyne discord indicates problems, misfortune and adversity. The 8th house is the most discordant. It is the source of the greatest adversity and misfortune. The 1st house is next strongest. It rules the people, their health and welfare. 1st house discord indicates problems and adversity for the people. The 6th house is next strongest. It rules work, labor, sickness and drugs. 6th house discord indicates problems and adversity with these matters. The next strongest house is the 5th. It rules children, teenagers, schools, the leisure industry, gamboling, hazards and the share market. 5th house discord indicates problems, misfortune and adversity influencing these mundane matters. The 9th house is next strongest. It rules diplomatic moves, trade, shipping, aviation, radio, television, the law, court cases, religion, teachers, universities, publishing and advertising. 9th house
harmony promotes gains, benefits, productive progress and success with all these matters. The 9th house is the most harmonious. It is the source of the greatest benefit and good-fortune. The 7th house is next strongest. It rules international relations, foreign policy, war and open enemies. 7th house harmony supports benefits, gains and success with these matters. The 12th, 4th, 2nd and 3rd houses have low-power and their potential to have an important influence on the mundane agenda during the year is corresponding low.

With progressed Mercury sesquisquare progressed Jupiter in the US birthchart and progressed Mars square birthchart Sun in President Bush’s chart the financial difficulties and strife mapped by these aspects are the main influences affecting the Y2002 astrological year. Over the next two years Mars is the dominant influence on George W’s inner-plane weather. Progressed Mars square birthchart Sun peaks in March 2002; and progressed Sun conjunct birthchart Mars peaks on June 2nd 2004. Mars is the planet of strife, violence and accidents. It rules George W’s 2nd house (his personal finances) and is cusp ruler of the 10th house (his business interests and reputation). Progressed Mars is in the 3rd house (talk and rhetoric). The Sun is the planet of vitality, authority and
significance. It rules the 12th house (secret enemies and disappointments) and is cusp ruler of the 1st house (his health). Progressed Sun is in the 2nd house (personal finances). Apart from the war on terror the astro-indicators reveal health problems, financial strife, business troubles, discredit and major disappointments. Progressed Mercury sesquisquare Jupiter in the US birthchart will influence the Y2002 astrological year. Mercury is in the 10th house (business) and Jupiter is in the 2nd house (finances) and the aspect maps an adverse agitation influence on business activity and financial conditions.

Congress: The Y2002 Washington Sun Cycle chart indicates Congress will play the most important role during this astrological year. Four distinct influences will affect the proceedings. The Moon (the common people, family life, novelty and gossip) has a fluctuation influence. Saturn (security issues, farming, disease, hardship and difficulties) has a loss influence. Jupiter (finances, trade, treaties, diplomacy and religion) has a financial/moral influence: and Mercury (the print media, science and journalists) has a controversy influence. The Moon Saturn and Mercury are discordant and each has an adverse problem influence. Jupiter is harmonious. It has a beneficial supportive influence.

The net 8.18 discordynes possessed by the 11th house indicates Congress will experience problems, adversity and misfortune. It is working under highly adverse environmental conditions and the actions it takes will do more harm than good. The Moon in the 11th house indicates that Congress is influenced by the needs of the everyday people; and the actions it takes will affect large numbers of people. There’s a gossipy atmosphere and Moon discord indicates the common people are critical of Congress and the actions it takes. Saturn indicates that Congress will adopt an ultra-orthodox, conservative and hard- line approach. Saturn is the planet of fear, loss and economy and Congress is motivated by the security needs of the people, but hampered by adverse economic conditions. The mood in Congress will be worried, anxious, grave, somber and regretful. Jupiter on the other hand will send Congress on an extravagant spending spree: Security spending to alleviate the people’s fears and insecurities. Mercury, cusp ruler of the 11th house, in the 8th house (death, taxes and compensation) embroils Congress in controversies involving these 8th house matters. An afflicted Mercury indicates indecision and wrong decisions. The Moon-Saturn conjunction highlites the security and economic needs of the people. It is opposition Pluto (crime, corruption, kidnappings and terrorism) in the 5th house (children, schools, film industry and share market); and square Mercury (journalists and
controversy) in the 8th house (death and taxes). This means that Congress will influence and be influenced by adverse Pluto-5th house events and adverse Mercury-8th house events. The burdens will be heavy (Saturn). Jupiter, the planet of religion, will provide faith, hope and optimism when the going gets tough (Saturn). Jupiter square Sun
indicates extravagant spending, financial difficulties and wild optimism. Saturn offered the people tax breaks, but Jupiter wants to raise taxes to finance the war on terror. Revenue raising, spending and tax issues are the major obstacle-problems confronting Congress during this astrological year.

The Moon-Saturn, Mercury-Pluto T-square indicates a very difficult year for Congress as it deals with security issues, the war on terror, Enron, therapeutic cloning and senate elections in November. A year of heavy burdens and responsibilities.11th house discord maps difficulties and unfortunate events. Self-interest motivates the congressional agenda. Congressmen will suffer severe problems and heavy losses. Congress will take security measures to protect the people (and farming sector), but is hampered by poor financial-economic conditions. The mood is serious, grave, despondent and worried: the workload heavy and burdensome. Congress will spend extravagantly, but gets embroiled in a tax controversy. The death of a Congressman sparks talk and controversy. The
people suffer due to the actions taken by Congress and are critical of its policies and decisions. The US will experience loss, misfortune and adversity (Saturn) and benefit, good-fortune and support (Jupiter) through her friends and allies. Religious leaders (Jupiter) will influence on how the members of Congress vote. Important events will occur when transiting Sun forms an aspect with any planet in the 11th house (Saturn, Moon or Jupiter); and when the Sun transits the 11th house.

The people, their health and welfare: The discordant 1st house indicates problems, adversity and misfortune for the people. The Sun, cusp ruler of the 1st house, is in the 8th and the misfortune comes in the form of death and taxes. Neptune in the 6th house (labor and sickness) is opposition the Ascendant; and Mars in the 10th house (the President and business) is square Neptune and Ascendant. This high discord T-square indicates problems for the people and unfortunate events affecting their health and welfare. Mars in the 10th house indicates strife events involving the President and Neptune in the 6th house indicates confusion events involving labor and sickness. Both events will have an adverse impact on the welfare of the people. Fun-loving Venus in the 9th house (vacations, education, religion and court-cases) provides the people with some light-hearted social relief. (Venus intercepts the Ascendant-Neptune opposition.)

The three discordant aspects to the Sun indicate financial difficulties, strife and uncertainty for the people especially those with power and influence (Sun). The Sun in the 8th house indicates that the people’s welfare is adversely influenced by unfortunate events involving taxes, pensions, tariffs, loans and death. It also indicates the death of a
prominent (political) figure. Events will occur as transiting Sun forms aspects with birthchart Sun or Ascendant; and when the Sun transits the 1st house.

The President: Mars, planet of war, in the 10th house influences the President and his agenda. The President will be aggressive, belligerent, impatient, angry and hostile. Mars is the planet of strife, violence and accidents and the President is at some risk. This risk is enhanced due to Mars being the most discordant planet in the chart. Mars discord puts the President in some danger – measures to protect his health and safety will be needed. Mars is the planet of infections and surgery. The President’s destructive aggressive behaviours will have high-discord consequences. Mars is semi-square Sun (political leaders) in the 8th house (death and taxes); square Neptune (fraud, deception and lies) in the 6th house (labor and sickness); and square the Ascendant (the people). 10th house discord indicates the President has plenty of problems to contend with. The 1st house-10th house Ascendant-Mars square puts the people at odds with their President. His aggressive behaviour is a problem. 10th house discord will see the President’s popularity fall. Venus, cusp ruler of the 10th house, is in the 9th house (vacations, overseas travel, religion, court- cases and radio talks). Venus rules women, including the President’s wife. The President will benefit by adopting a kind-hearted, warm and friendly manner on his weekly radio talks (9th house). Venus can neutralize the harshness of Mars. She maps the peace moves that follow the fighting.

Mars in the 10th house puts the President in a confrontational mood. He and his administration will say and do things that incite strife and dissension. Mars is the planet of violent attacks, accidents and infections. The President’s popularity will fall. His aggressive stance will have an adverse influence on America’s international reputation. Important Mars events affecting the President will occur when transiting Sun aspects birthchart Mars or MC; and when the Sun transits the 10th house.

The economy: Jupiter (finances), 2nd house (finances), 8th house (debts and taxes), 10th house (business and employment) and 6th house (work and labor) are all discordant. The discord maps adverse economic conditions during this astrological year. Progressed Mercury sesquisquare progressed Jupiter in the US birthchart is the primary cause of the current financial, business and economic difficulties.

Business activity: With Mars in the 10th house the war on terror drives the business agenda. Mars is the manufacturing planet – it manufactures bombs guns and missiles. 10th house discord indicates problems for the business sector. Business leaders and employers will get hot under the collar. Mars square Neptune in the 6th house puts business and labor at odds. Each frustrates the efforts of the other. 10th house-6th house discord indicates employment problems – high unemployment. 10th house discord maps an adverse business environment during this astrological year: Strife over Enron and its corrupt bosses. Venus, cusp ruler of the 10th house, provides some relief. She manufactures peace, harmony and love songs. Important Mars events affecting the business sector will occur when transiting Sun aspects birthchart Mars and MC; and when the Sun transits the 10th house.

Death and taxes: Very important events involving death and taxes will occur this year. 8th house discord maps tax troubles. The Sun rules political leaders, politicians and other influential people. The Sun in the 8th house indicates the death of a prominent peson. With the Sun semisquare Mars in the 10th expect the death of an important political figure (by violence, accident or infection). Mercury rules journalists, writers and academics. Mercury in the 8th house indicates the death of a journalist or a prominent literary figure. The 8th house rules the death rate and the types of deaths suffered by the people. The high-discord 8th house indicates that the most unfortunate events this year will involve death and taxes. The Sun in the 8th house indicates the political agenda will focus on taxes, tariffs, loans, pensions and compensation. Sun-8th house discord indicates problems with these issues. Sun square Jupiter maps financial problems, tax troubles, rising prices and trade difficulties. Mercury in the 8th house indicates much talk and controversy over taxes, plans to finances the war on terror, loans, pensions, tariffs and compensation. Mercury-8th house discord spells problems. The Mercury, Saturn-Moon, Pluto T-square maps a high-discord circumstance involving death (8th house), Congress (11th house), the people (Moon), hazards (5th house) and coercion/terrorism (Pluto). Neptune, cusp ruler of the 8th house, will propose idealistic pension schemes for the
workers (Neptune in the 6th house). Important death and taxation events will occur when transiting Sun aspects Sun, Mercury or Neptune; and when the Sun transits the 8th house.

The workforce and sickness: Neptune, planet of confusion, aviation, schemes, chemicals, drugs and inflation, is the primary influence on the 6th house agenda. Neptune-6th house discord indicates adverse conditions influencing the workers and problems due to sickness. Neptune’s influence is to create great uncertainty and confusion: chaotic conditions in the workplace. Neptune will incite much worker unrest – especially with those in the aviation industry. Neptune is the planet of poisoning; and sickness due to poisoning is indicated. Neptune also rules mysterious ailments that are hard to diagnose. Mars square Neptune enhances the risk of terror chemicals. Neptune opposition the Ascendant places the people at risk. Saturn is cusp ruler of the 6th house. It is in the 11th house and Congress has to deal with the work and sickness problems. Congress has an adverse influence on labor and makes cutbacks to public health spending. Important events concerning the workers and sickness will occur when transiting Sun aspects Neptune or Saturn; and when the Sun transits the 6th house.

Risks, speculation, sport, children, schools, leisure industry and share-market: These 5th house mundane-matters are influenced by Pluto, planet of cooperation, coercion, corruption, groups, gangs, disunity and drastic developments. 5th house-Pluto discord indicates problems will all these matters. Pluto’s high-discord influence will
impact on the 5th house agenda, having a drastic influence on events involving children, teenagers, schools, sporting personalities, film-stars and the share-market. Pluto indicates drastic violence events in schools, teenage gangs and the kidnapping of a child (sports star or movie star.) Children will suffer horrific violence and kidnappings. Pluto in the 5th house indicates drastic events on Wall Street. Wall Street suffers due to the Enron scandal. Pluto indicates corrupt investment practices. Corrupt investors will take coercive measures. Pluto will enforce controls on  speculation. Criminal gangs will infiltrate the share market. Drastic action and cooperation will play a part in the various 5th house events that make the news. The Ascendant-Pluto-Venus grand trine is a bright spot indicating gains and benefits through the life (fun-social-sporting-overseas travel) trinity. Drastic 5th house events involving children, schools, sport and Wall Street will occur when transiting Sun aspects Pluto; and when the Sun transits the 5th house.

War and foreign relations: Uranus, planet of change and unexpected developments, influences these matters, ruled by the 7th house. During this astrological year Uranus will have a radical change influence on the 7th house agenda. 7th house harmony supports success in the war on terror, unexpected developments with the war, sudden changes with foreign policy, sensational overseas developments and radical action by open enemies. Uranus in the 7th house maps startling exposés, extreme developments on the international stage and sudden and unexpected attacks by extremist elements. Open enemies, of the extremist kind, will take radical action. Uranus in 7th house indicates
unexpected difficulties with rogue countries, unexpected troubles arising with other nations and unexpected assistance from a foreign power (Russia, ruled by Uranus?). Unexpected (and hard to predict) events involving war and foreign powers will occur when transiting Sun aspects Uranus; and when the Sun transits the 7th house.

Diplomatic relations, shipping, aviation, trade, laws and court cases: Venus in the 9th house of the Sun Cycle chart has a beneficial influence on the 9th house agenda during this astrological year. The 9th house is a safe-haven in a rather difficult mundane environment. The high-harmony 9th house indicates that the most fortunate events this
year will involve diplomatic relations, treaties, shipping, aviation, trade, new laws and court cases. Venus in the 9th house favors successful diplomatic negotiations. Venus-9th house harmony indicates gains and progress on the diplomatic front. 9th house harmony supports gains on the trade front. New laws benefit the people. Televised court cases provide light entertainment. 9th house harmony supports the recovery of the aviation industry. Mars on the 9th house cusp has a strife influence on the 9th house agenda. It is in the 10th house and the President’s confrontational approach stirs up dissension on the diplomatic front. Strife at the trade talks has an adverse affect on US business activity. Mars also has a strife influence on the court cases involving the captured al-Qaeda terrorists. The moderate Venus influence adopted by the courts contradicts the harsh and hard line attitudes adopted by the President and Congress. Pleasant 9th house Venus events will occur when transiting Sun aspects Venus; and when Sun transits the 9th house. Important strife events involving the 9th house occur when transiting Sun aspects Mars.

I have focused on those areas of the mundane agenda receiving powerful astrological stimulation and have neglected the weak-powered 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 12th houses. This does not mean that important events ruled by these houses won’t occur during this astrological year. It just means that one of the other mundane cycle charts will influence these events. The Mars cycle chart influences the most important strife, violence and accident events: the Jupiter cycle chart influences the most important financial events: the Saturn cycle chart influences the most important work, hardship and security events: the Uranus cycle chart influences the most important radical-change events: the Neptune cycle chart influences the most important fraud, scandal, oil, chemical and aviation events: and the Pluto cycle chart influences the most important group, cooperation, coercion, crime, terrorist, kidnapping and humanitarian events.

The student of mundane astrology needs easy access to a radio, television or newspaper that prioritizes the international and national news by its importance. This permits easy verification of the events mapped in the mundane cycle charts as they occur.

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