Thursday, 13 October 2016

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej dies

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, has died after 70 years as head of state, the palace says. The 88-year-old king was widely revered but had been in poor health in recent years, making few public appearances. He was seen as a stabilising figure in a country hit by cycles of political turmoil and multiple coups. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn will be the new monarch, the prime minister has said. A palace official, speaking to crowds outside the hospital, said the body of the king would be moved to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha in Bangkok on Friday.

"His majesty has passed away at Siriraj Hospital peacefully," the palace statement said earlier, adding he had died at 15:52 (08:52 GMT).  Oct.13

King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s death can be clearly seen in the chart for the last solar eclipse which fell in the 8th house at Bangkok.  For eclipses in the mundane 8th , H.S. Green writes:

Unfortunate for the Monarch and Government. If a solar eclipse, death of some person eminent in the state, among Royalty, nobility or statesman.

The horoscope of King Bhumibol Adulyadej as provided by Astro-Databank [1] is reproduced here. His solar arc progressed Sun [12pi],  ruler of his 8th house of death,  forms a square aspect to his radix Sun[12sa]-Saturn[10sa] conjunction in the 12th house.  This important direction is triggered by  his third Saturn return and the Sept.1 solar eclipse [9vi] resulting in the death of the monarch.

Notice also that the chart for the reported time of death carries the Saturn-Neptune-Node T-square (contained in the eclipse chart and activating his radix) on the horizon axis with apex Saturn on MC.

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