Centaur carries impaled Lupus to Altar
More than 40 years after the end of the Vietnam war, dozens of ageing former American soldiers have gone back to the country to live. Some had difficulty adapting to civilian life in the US. Others have gone back in the hope of atoning for wrongs they believe were committed during the war. Da Nang, Vietnam; May 23 http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-36363537
Eclipses offer a time to resynchronize ourselves with the ever-changing cosmic currents supporting our evolutionary progression in consciousness. They tend to bring about endings and new beginnings. And these changes are a function of star alignments and other aspecting planets occurring at the time of the eclipse.
The total solar eclipse of March 9 was conjunct the star Achernar, alpha Eridanus. Aratus called Eridanus, “The River of Many Tears” and Diana Rosenberg links it to “history and paradigm altering events”. “Here the Phoenix-Firebird rises from its ashes renewed, Eridanus’ great River of Time and the flow of water from Aquarius’ Urn sweep away all past errors and regrets”.
Jupiter is amidst the stars in the hind of the Lion. About this constellation Manilius wrote:
"Who can doubt the nature of the monstrous Lion, and the pursuits he prescribes for those born beneath his sign? The lion ever devises fresh fights and fresh warfare on animals, and lives on spoil and pillaging of flocks." [Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, p.237.]
Meanwhile Saturn which forms the apex of the eclipse T-square is conjunct stars of Ara, in the Altar’s flame. Ara, the Altar is where the Centaur, in an act of repentance, sacrifices Lupus, the Wolf, another predatory animal like the Lion.
At Da Nang, Vietnam, the eclipse is significant since along with its T-square it form hard aspects to the meridian. Progressing it to May 23, the date of the news, brings the T-square once again in aspect to the meridian. So the Lion and the Wolf repent their old ways!