“The word ingress comes from the Latin ingressus, to ‘go in’ or ‘enter’. The chart of the Aries ingress is drawn for the moment that the Sun enters the very first minute of that sign, which is the beginning of a new cycle for the Sun. A general rule in traditional astrology is that if the ascendant of the ingress chart is in a moveable (cardinal) sign the chart remains valid for three months only, and it is necessary to draw further charts for the Sun’s entry into Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. If the ascendant is in a common (mutable) sign the chart remains valid for six months, and the Sun’s ingress into Libra should be used for the remaining half of the year. If the ascendant is in a fixed sign, however, the chart remains valid for the whole year.”
The Ascendant and Moon rule the people. The Libra Ingress chart has the same ascendant (and angles) as the US chart, making this a significant time for the US and its people. The Asc is ruled by Mercury in the 5th house in Libra. This emphasizes open enemies, court battles and diplomatic issues being emphasized in the country now.
Mercury is the natural significator of children and placed in the fifth house of children, in mutual reception with Venus – indicates that children, places of entertainment, the arts, and schools may be a focus of attention for the next few months.
The Moon in Virgo shows people also being concerned with health, daily routine and work matters. Dealing with details and getting the work done is important now. The Moon is in the fourth house but close to the cusp and in the sign of the fifth house. This again shows concern by people with issues surrounding children and education.
There may be some improvements in these areas as the mutual reception of Mercury in Venus can place them back in their own sign. Venus is fallen so things may not proceed as successfully as hoped. Mercury in honor of triplicity is stronger and would be the more prominent influence in helping in fifth house matters (children, arts, school, gambling, . . )
The prominence of fifth house matters was also shown in the Aries Ingress chart back in March 2014.
So for the entire year, fifth house topics are at the forefront of people’s conscious.
The Libra Ingress began on Sept 22nd, nine days earlier a college student named Hannah Graham went missing. The case is still ongoing but the reaction to this particular abduction was huge. Thousands of people attended a vigil for her and have searched the area.
Another implication of Libra is open enemies. At the same time, ISIS has been beheading journalists and other westerners while threatening attacks all over the US. This has led to more fighting in the middle east as countries have banded together to eradicate this terrorist organization. Most of the ISIS fighters are young men symbolized by Mars in Sagittarius (foreigners) on the cusp of the seventh house of open enemies.
Mercury (r-1) is in the sign of detriment of Mars so feelings of the population against the terrorists are strongly against the muslim terrorists.
Allies are ruled by the 11th house, Jupiter in H of T in Leo in the third house. Moon is conjunct Venus which rules the 11th by exaltation. So a combined effort against ISIS is the result. While things are never expected to run smoothly in international affairs, the intercepted sign of Aries, ruled by Mars in the 11th, shows that any differences of opinions in other matters will not interfere (interception) greatly improving collaboration with allies.
The US Sun at 12 Cancer falls in the second house of the Libra Ingress chart (as it does in the US chart) representing money, trades, stocks and business are emphasized now as are the meaning of the opposite house, the eighth of joint resources, transformation and death.
Venus, signifies money, women, children and placed in the fifth house of her ‘joy’ is positive for making money in entertainment, with products related to women/children and in the arts. There may be some movies released that are very successful in the next few months.
The fifth house is also the derivative house of friends/allies of open enemies. Those that work with ISIS and support them will also be a prominent concern.
Neptune highly elevated in the angular 10th house shows that there will be scandals, media sensations, mysteries, concerns with gas/chemicals/ocean/water issues. ISIS has been attempting to spread fear via social media and anywhere on the internet that they can. This is symbolized by Neptune (pictures, videos) to spread their propaganda and fear with their religious fanaticism (ruled by Neptune) square Mars in Sagittarius (fanatical young men) on the cusp of the 7th house (open enemies.) More of this may be expected in the next few months as well.
Pluto stationed direct on the same day the Sun entered Libra which makes it extremely potent. Pluto is an outer planet so its influences affect the world and are usually destructive or transformative. Pluto is the modern ruler of death, placed in the house of death and opposes the US Sun at 12 Cancer. This may indicate the mortality rate rising due to war with ISIS and/or other causes, such as diseases.
Ebola has been spreading rapidly around Africa and it is believed that it could spread to the US. There have been a number of new diseases (and old ones resurfacing) around the US at the time of this writing which will also be a main concern for the rest of this year and into the next.