Draco – the controlling Dragon
US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin will have an official meeting on Friday afternoon (July 7) in Hamburg at the G20 summit. The White House and the Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that the presidents would meet officially instead of in an informal “pull-aside” meeting at the conference. First meeting for Trump and Putin: what will the power dynamics reveal?Relations between the two countries are tense as the US maintains sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea, investigates Russia meddling in the 2016 presidential election, and seeks to avoid a clash with Russia forces in Syria, where both countries are fighting the Islamic State. July 4
Ursa Major – the nurturing Bear
Eclipses are especially significant for a place if they are placed on the angles or if they aspect them. The September 1, 2016 solar eclipse chart at Hamburg has the eclipse making hard aspects with the horizon axis.
The following is a summarized extract from Nick Fiorenza’s post on the eclipse entitled New Directions.
Solar eclipses offer opportunity to redefine concepts of self and the roles we play in the world, or how we articulate ourselves in life. They are about shifting octaves in the nature of our self-perception and self-expression, and addressing issues that keep us from doing so. They can invite a new beginning, way of life, or new way of participating in life.
The eclipse lies in the midst of the stars of Leo and under the auspices of Thuban of Draco and Alioth of the Great Bear. It also conjoins the stars of the Sextant, and Suhail Velorum of Argo Navis in the very southern heavens.
Thuban of Draco dramatized the separation between those choosing to fight for a greater evolutionary vision and those wanting to maintain totalitarian control of the Earth. Alioth of Ursa Major, star of personal free will, conjoins Thuban. Alignments with Alioth teach us responsible use of free will and that our personal actions can alter the evolutionary currents that create our souls’ evolutionary destiny. Alioth stimulates the use of personal will and our need to initiate personal action.
This New Moon eclipse and lunar cycle is about personal and global leadership, transcendent evolutionary currents, and the use of personal will to direct our evolutionary course with impetus to reassess changing conditions and to change our tack in life accordingly to reach our desired destinations.
If we now progress the eclipse chart to July 7, the date of the Putin-Trump meeting, we find that the eclipse along with its T-square straddles the meridian, thereby setting it off. This essentially means that the two leaders are challenged to move into New Directions as described in extract above. Will they do it? We do not know. All we know is that the cosmos presents this as a challenge which they should take up if they are true leaders.