|Astronet has asked me to create a series
of articles aimed at the Serious Astrologer who possesses more than
just the basic elements of Astrological knowledge. For some of you,
that which I write might sometimes be material which you already know.
Hopefully, you will appreciate the reminder. For others, I hope the
material will be new, fresh, and exciting. In either case, your feedback
will be appreciated. It will help me to find the right level for you
here at Astronet.
I am writing this article in anticipation that you will be reading
it Mid-June, 1997, at about the time of the Summer Solstice, which
will occur on June 21, 1997 at 4:20 AM EDT. This is the moment when
the Sun enters 00° Cancer, and is a natural impetus for my selection
for the first topic, the Cancer Ingress. Twelve times a year, the
Sun enters (makes an ingress into) a new sign. A chart erected for
each Ingress gives the Serious Astrologer a new predictive tool. Some
Ingresses are more potent than others. The Capricorn Ingress, for
example, provides predictive insight for an entire year. The Cancer
Ingress, though less powerful, is an Ingress to a Cardinal Sign and
provides three months' worth of predictive information.
To demonstrate the use of the Cancer Ingress, and to provide an interesting
article, I have decided to view this Cancer Ingress as seen at the
White House in Washington, D.C. Be assured, that for my own personal
use, I am also examining the Ingress as seen at my home in Woodland
Hills, California. I suggest that you erect a horoscope for the moment
of the Ingress, in your time zone, located in the city where you live.
You may also want to erect the chart for the White House, so that
you can duplicate the discoveries presented in this article.
In the chart erected for the city where you live, if the Midheaven
or Ascendant happens to be conjunct or opposite something in your
personal horoscope, you can expect the next three months to be of
special importance to you, in the nature of the planet that aspects
the MC or ASC of the chart. I personally would use no more than one
degree of orb.
Let us direct our attention now to the Cancer Ingress chart drawn
for the White House. The Midheaven and Ascendant are very close to
the Midheaven and Ascendant of one of the charts for the United States
that is used by many Astrologers: the 7°Gemini Rising chart. This
means to me that, during the three months described by the Cancer
Ingress, events will occur in Washington, D.C. that are of extreme
importance to the United States in general. It is noteworthy that
Uranus in the USA Chart is at 8°53' Gemini, about a degree from
the Ingress Ascendant. This would signify that something will occur
in the Washington, D.C. area that will be a surprise or shock for
the whole country.
The Serious Astrologer will also be aware that, in the Tropical Zodiac,
Mars will enter Libra at 4:30 AM EDT on Thursday, June 19, 1997. When
a planet like Mars, the planet of war, enters 00° of a Cardinal
sign, it might signal the start of a war someplace on the Earth. This
time, we have more to look at. Some 34 hours later, there will be
a Full Moon at 29°29 Sagittarius (almost 00° Capricorn), forming
a square to Mars. Thirteen hours later, the Sun enters Cancer, forming
an opposition to the place of the Full Moon, and squaring Mars, still
at 00° Libra. This is a time when fighting is likely. The Sun
square Mars at the time of the Cancer Ingress is universal, and there
is nothing here tying it to Washington, D.C. or to the United States
in particular. Therefor, the role of Washington, D.C. will be more
of an observer than a participant.
In the Cancer Ingress for Washington, D.C. the ninth house holds both
Uranus and Neptune. The ninth house, describing things at a distance,
is telling us that surprises as well as deceptions will come from
If one uses a 90° Dial, it is apparent that the Sun, Midheaven,
Ascendant, and Aries Point are all inter-related, and separated by
only one degree from Mars. This is a constellation of great interest.
Something important will happen in the next three months that will
certainly involve Washington, D.C. In the months to come, when we
look back at this Cancer Ingress, we will have a better understanding
of the significance of this configuration.