Japan's Emperor Akihito has announced his intention to abdicate in the coming years, public broadcaster NHK reports.The 82-year-old, who has had health problems in recent years, reportedly does not wish to remain emperor if he has to reduce his official duties. He has been head of state for 27 years and his abdication would be an unprecedented move in modern Japan. His eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, 56, is next in line to succeed him to the Chrysanthemum Throne. July 13, 2016 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36784045
The Lunar Eclipse of March 23 drawn for Tokyo elegantly explains the monarch’s decision to abdicate. In the previous post we showed how this eclipse was active in David Cameron’s resignation. We attributed it to the fact the eclipse squares the TNPs Kronos-Hades which translates to the decline of a leader. Here too, in Tokyo, the eclipse makes hard aspects to the meridian axis and if we progress the chart to July 13, once again we find that TNPs Kronos-Hades are on the IC with the eclipse once again aspecting the meridian.