Once (?) in a blue moon

What follows are preliminary findings on lunations that take place on Aries points, and the astrological ‘blue moons’ that follow. The so-called Aries points, also known as ‘world view points’ are well-known in astrology as key points of change, especially as they affect mundane events. This is especially true if the lunation happens to be an eclipse. The Aries points are 0° of the cardinal signs – Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. In my most recent letter I made mention of what had taken place since the previous full moon, the latter having been with the Sun within a degree of 0° of Aries. Mention was also made of the fact that this takes place every 38 years. That is not exactly true, being instead every 19 years, or a cycle of the nodes. However, there is a catch…

Even though full moons take place on specific Aries points every 19 years, not every lunation thus produces significant events, at least in the way of changing the world view. In fact, the lunations on Aries points that produce major events tend to happen every other time, with exceptions, or every 38 years, as stated in the letter. This is more true of Aries instead of the other three cardinal points. As a further note, the events that take place between the astrological blue moons are the most potent, with the events happening every 38 years being the most violent, or producing the biggest changes. The events that have taken place since 21 March this year are quite important, as they will produce significant changes in the world view for the coming years.

What follows then, is the result of research into this. It is simply a list, for illustration, taken in order from Wikipedia entries. But it demonstrates the point. The span of time is between the first and the blue moons. And here, we are looking only at full moons. There are similar actions for new moons, And if you notice, certain patterns emerge, to be summarized after the lists.

With the Sun within 0° Aries at the full moon, we have:

21 Mar 2019

  • Nursultan Nazarbayev resigns as President of Kazakhstan after 29 years
  • Google fined €1.49 billion for freezing out competitors in ad campaigns
  • A major explosion at a chemical plant in Xiangshui, Jiangsu, China, 78 dead
  • Mueller report released in the US
  • Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigns as President of Algeria amid widespread protests,
  • The Libyan National Army (LNA) launches a surprise offensive
  • The 2019 Israeli legislative election
  • The first ever image of a black hole
  • Julian Assange is arrested
  • Omar al-Bashir is deposed as President of Sudan in a coup d’état
  • A fire at the Notre Dame cathedral destroyed the roof and spire of the structure

21 Mar 2000: There was an antitrust ruling against Microsoft for monopolistic practices.

21 Mar 1981

  • Three workers are killed and 5 injured during a test of the Space Shuttle Columbia
  • U.S. President Ronald Reagan and James Brady are shot outside a Washington, D.C. hotel
  • 1981 Brixton riot: Rioters in south London throw Molotov cocktails and loot shops
  • The Space Shuttle Columbia: the first time a manned reusable spacecraft has returned from orbit.

21 Mar 1962: Freedom of movement between Commonwealth states is revoked

21 Mar 1943

  • WWII: Khatyn massacre
  • WWII: Battle of the Komandorski Islands
  • WWII: British Royal Navy escort carrier HMS Dasher (D37) is destroyed by an accidental explosion
  • In Italy a ship full of weapons and ammunition explodes in the port of Naples, killing 600
  • The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins

21 Mar 1924 (special mention, no violent events)

  • Hitler sentenced to five years in prison for the Beer Hall Putsch
  • Fascists win a 2/3 majority in Italian elections

21 Mar 1905

  • Grover Shoe Factory disaster: A boiler explosion, building collapse and fire in Brockton, Massachusetts, kills 58.
  • Theriso revolt: About 1,500 men, led by Eleftherios Venizelos, meet at the village of Theriso in Crete to challenge the island’s authoritarian government and press for its unification with Greece.
  • Wilhelm II, German Emperor asserts German equality with France in Morocco, triggering the Tangier or First Moroccan Crisis.
  • Albert Einstein works on the special theory of relativity, as well as the theory of Brownian motion.
  • the 1905 Kangra earthquake hits the Kangra Valley, kills 20,000

20 Mar 1867 (lunar eclipse)

  • Luxembourg crisis
  • The Canadian Federation is founded
  • The Alaska purchase

For the Sun at 0° Cancer:

21 Jun 2016

  • The United Kingdom votes in a referendum to leave the European Union.
  • Atatürk Airport attack: ISIL is suspected to be responsible for attacking Atatürk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey, killing 45 people and injuring around 230 others.
  • Latvia becomes the 35th member of the OECD.
  • Australian federal election, 2016: Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal/National Coalition Government is narrowly re-elected, defeating the Labor Party led by Bill Shorten.
  • NASA’s Juno spacecraft enters orbit around Jupiter and begins a 20-month survey of the planet.
  • The augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go is released, breaking numerous records in terms of sales and revenue.
  • The Philippines wins the arbitration case they filed at the Permanent Court of Arbitration regarding the legality of China’s “Nine-Dash Line” claim over the South China Sea under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
  • 2016 Nice truck attack: 86 people are killed in a truck attack in Nice, France, during Bastille Day celebrations.
  • In Turkey, a faction within the Turkish Armed Forces that organized themselves as the Peace at Home Council, unsuccessfully stages a coup against the state institutions, resulting in the deaths of at least 240 people and triggering a series of unprecedented purges throughout the country.

21 Jun 1997:

  • A massive eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano on the island of Montserrat leads to evacuation and eventual abandonment of the capital, Plymouth.
  • An unmanned Progress spacecraft collides with the Russian space station Mir.
  • Bertie Ahern is appointed as the 10th Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland and Mary Harney is appointed as the 16th, and first female, Tánaiste, after their parties, Fianna Fáil and the Progressive Democrats respectively, win the 1997 General Election.
  • Bloomsbury Publishing publishes J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in London.
  • The 1997 Central European flood occurs across Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic.
  • The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
  • The Bank of Thailand floats the baht, triggering the Asian financial crisis
  • NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on the surface of Mars.
  • In Cambodia, Hun Sen of the Cambodian People’s Party overthrows Norodom Ranariddh in a coup.
  • The Egyptian Islamic Group announces a cessation-of-violence initiative.
  • NATO invites the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland to join the alliance in 1999.
  • Thailand’s worst hotel fire at Pattaya kills 90.
  • The remains of Che Guevara are returned to Cuba for burial, alongside some of his comrades. Guevara and his comrades were executed on 9 October 1967 in Bolivia.
  • Spree killer Andrew Cunanan shoots fashion designer Gianni Versace dead outside Versace’s Miami residence.

20 Jun 1978

  • The 6.2 Mw Thessaloniki earthquake shakes Northern Greece with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent). Fifty people were killed.
  • A shootout between Provisional IRA members and the British Army leaves one civilian and three IRA men dead.
  • 1978 Iranian Chinook shootdown: Iranian helicopters stray into Soviet airspace and are shot down.
  • Charon, a satellite of Pluto, is discovered.
  • Yemen Arab Republic President Ahmad al-Ghashmi is killed.
  • The Gay & Lesbian Solidarity March is held in Sydney, Australia to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots (which later becomes the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras; later incorporating a festival).
  • A bombing by Breton nationalists causes destruction in Palace of Versailles.
  • The rainbow flag of the LGBT movement flies for the first time (in its original form) at the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
  • Actor Bob Crane is found bludgeoned to death in his Scottsdale, Arizona, apartment. The crime is never solved.
  • Ethiopia begins a massive offensive in Eritrea.
  • The Amazon Co-operation Treaty (ACT) is signed.
  • The Solomon Islands become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • More than 200 tourists die in an explosion of a tanker-truck at a campsite in Costa Daurada, Spain.

22 Jun 1967

  • The Buffalo Race Riot begins, lasting until July 1; leads to 200 arrests.
  • Israel declares the annexation of East Jerusalem.
  • Moise Tshombe, former President of Katanga and former prime minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is kidnapped to Algeria.
  • The EEC joins with the European Coal and Steel Community and the European Atomic Community, to form the European Communities (from the 1980s usually known as European Community [EC]).
  • American Samoa’s first constitution becomes effective.
  • A military rebellion led by Belgian mercenary Jean Schramme begins in Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The British Parliament decriminalizes homosexuality.
  • Troops of Belgian mercenary commander Jean Schramme revolt against Mobutu Sese Seko, and try to take control of Stanleyville, Congo.
  • Nigerian Civil War: Nigerian forces invade the secessionist Biafra May 30.
  • A level crossing collision between a train loaded with children and a tanker-truck near Magdeburg, East Germany kills 94 people, mostly children.
  • Heavy massive rains and a landslide at Kobe and Kure, Hiroshima, Japan, kill at least 371.
  • New Zealand decimalises its currency from pound to dollar at £1 to $2 ($1 = 10/-).
  • The Greek military regime strips 480 Greeks of their citizenship.
  • 1967 Newark riots: After the arrest of an African-American cab driver for allegedly illegally driving around a police car and gunning it down the road, race riots break out in Newark, New Jersey, lasting 5 days and leaving 26 dead.
  • Near Newark, New Jersey, the Plainfield, NJ, riots take place.
  • A prison riot in Jay, Florida leaves 37 dead.
  • The United Kingdom announces the closing of its military bases in Malaysia and Singapore. Australia and the U.S. disapprove.
  • A race riot breaks out in the North Side of Minneapolis on Plymouth Street during the Minneapolis Aquatennial Parade;
  • Eighty-two people are killed in a collision between Piedmont Airlines Flight 22 and a Cessna 310 near Hendersonville, North Carolina.

For the Sun at 0° Libra:

23 Sep 2010: Germany pays war reparations for WWI

23 Sep 1991

  • President Bush announces unilateral reductions in short-range nuclear weapons and calls off 24-hour alerts for long-range bombers. The Soviet Union responds with similar unilateral reductions on October 5.
  • Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is removed from power. He is reinstated in 1994.
  • A tornado destroys parts of Itu, a city in southeastern Brazil, killing 16 and leaving 176 injured.
  • beginning of the Siege of Dubrovnik
  • House banking scandal
  • The Croatian Parliament cuts all remaining ties with Yugoslavia.
  • George Hennard murders 23 people in Killeen, Texas, before killing himself.
  • The Oakland Hills firestorm kills 25 and destroys 3,469 homes and apartments.

23 Sep 1972

  • Martial law declared in the Philippines.
  • An F-86 fighter aircraft leaving an air show at Sacramento Executive Airport fails to become airborne and crashes into a Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, killing 12 children and 11 adults.
  • Norway rejects membership in the European Economic Community.
  • The Joy of Sex is published.
  • A train crash in Saltillo, Mexico kills 208 people.
  • A major breakthrough occurs in the Paris peace talks between Henry Kissinger and Lê Đức Thọ.
  • the USS Kitty Hawk riot led by African-Americans and interpreted by some as a race riot involving more than 200 sailors, breaks out aboard the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk; nearly 50 sailors are injured.
  • Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571: A Fairchild FH-227D passenger aircraft transporting a rugby union team crashes at about 14,000 feet (4,300 m) in the Andes mountain range, near the Argentina/Chile border. Sixteen of the survivors are found alive December 20 but they have had to resort to cannibalism to survive.
  • A plane carrying U.S. Congressman Hale Boggs of Louisiana and three other men vanishes in Alaska. The wreckage has never been found, despite a massive search at the time.
  • Rioting Maze Prison inmates cause a fire that destroys most of the camp.

23 Sep 1953

  • First German prisoners of war return from the USSR
  • The first computer to use RAM memory
  • UNICEF made a permanent agency of the UN
  • Military occupation of British Guiana
  • Mutual defense treaty between the US and South Korea

23 Sep 1934

  • A gas explosion at Gresford Colliery in Wrexham, north-east Wales, kills 266 miners and rescuers.
  • A tornado in Osaka and Kyoto kills 1,660, injures 5,400, and destroys the rice harvest.
  • Events of October the 6th: the President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, declares the Catalan State of the Spanish Federal Republic, but Spanish troops swiftly crush the Catalan forces, and arrest him and the members of the Catalan government. The autonomy of Catalonia is suspended until 1936.
  • King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French foreign minister Louis Barthou are assassinated, during the king’s state visit in Marseille.
  • The Long March of the People’s Liberation Army of the Communist Party of China begins.

For the Sun at 0° Capricorn:

22 Dec 2018

  • A tsunami hits the Sunda Strait, Indonesia, killing at least 430 people and injuring nearly 1,500.
  • The United States government enters a second government shutdown, arising over a dispute over funding for the U.S.–Mexico border wall. The shutdown, which lasted until January 25, 2019, is the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
  • Burundi moves its capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.
  • After weeks of losses the Dow Jones Industrial Average posts its largest ever one-day point gain: 1,086 points.
  • Jair Bolsonaro begins his four-year term as President of Brazil.
  • Unmanned space probe New Horizons makes a close approach of the Kuiper belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69 at 05:33 UTC.
  • Qatar withdraws from OPEC.
  • Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Austria.
  • Chinese probe Chang’e 4 becomes the first human-made object to land on the far side of the Moon.
  • Bartholomew I of Constantinople issues a formal decree granting independence to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine from the Russian Orthodox Church.
  • Muhammad V of Kelantan abdicates the federal throne as the 15th monarch of Malaysia, making him the first Malaysian monarch to do so.
  • A faction of the Armed Forces of Gabon announces a coup d’état. Gabon’s government later declares that it has reasserted control.
  • Venezuela enters a constitutional crisis as Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly declare incumbent President Nicolás Maduro “illegitimate” and start the process of attempting to remove him.
  • A vehicle-bound suicide bomb attack in Bogotá, Colombia, kills 21 people and injures 68 others, making it the deadliest attack on the Colombian capital since 2003.
  • Fuel thieves rupture a pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, and a subsequent explosion kills at least 124 people and injures 22 others.
  • A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Tongoy, Coquimbo Region in Chile, causing two deaths and as many as 200,000 people left without power. Despite its moderate magnitude, since it was an intraplate earthquake, it caused some serious damage in La Serena and nearby cities.
  • 2019 Piper PA-46 Malibu crash: An aircraft carrying new Cardiff City F.C. footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson en route from Nantes, France, to Cardiff, Wales, goes missing over the English Channel. Sala’s body is recovered on February 7.

22 Dec 1999

  • The sovereignty of Macau is transferred from the Portuguese Republic to the People’s Republic of China after 442 years of Portuguese settlement.
  • Cyclones Lothar and Martin killed 140 people as they crossed France, southern Germany, and Switzerland.
  • Storm Martin caused damage throughout France, Spain, Switzerland and Italy, including an emergency due to flooding at the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant.
  • The U.S. turned over complete administration of the Panama Canal to the Panamanian Government, as stipulated in the Torrijos–Carter Treaties of 1977.
  • Boris Yeltsin resigned as President of Russia, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President.
  • 3rd millennium celebrations.
  • Massacre of twenty Copts by Muslim villagers in Kosheh, Egypt.
  • The last natural Pyrenean ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
  • America Online announces an agreement to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 11,722.98 (at the peak of the Dot-com bubble).
  • A United Nations tribunal sentences five Bosnian Croats to up to 25 years in prison for the 1993 killing of more than 100 Bosnian Muslims.
  • The Tagish Lake meteorite impacts the Earth.

21 Dec 1980

  • January – The subterranean Sarawak Chamber is discovered in Borneo.
  • Greece enters the European Economic Community, predecessor of the European Union.
  • Palau becomes a self-governing territory.
  • One of the largest investigations by a British police force ends when serial killer Peter Sutcliffe, the “Yorkshire Ripper”, is arrested in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
  • Salvadoran Civil War: The FMLN launches its first major offensive, gaining control of most of Morazán and Chalatenango departments.
  • Pope John Paul II receives a delegation led by Solidarity leader Lech Wałęsa at the Vatican.
  • Loyalists shoot and seriously wound Irish nationalist activist Bernadette Devlin McAliskey and her husband.
  • Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos lifts martial law.
  • United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.
  • Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days minutes after Ronald Reagan is sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
  • The first DeLorean automobile, a stainless steel sports car with gull-wing doors, rolls off the production line in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland.

21 Dec 1961

  • Western Samoa became independent from New Zealand.
  • The United States Navy SEALs, elite special forces, are activated.Navy Seal 1 is commissioned in the Pacific Fleet and SEAL Team Two in the Atlantic Fleet.
  • The Beatles audition for Decca Records but are rejected.
  • January 3 – Pope John XXIII excommunicates Fidel Castro.
  • Harmelen train disaster: 93 die in the worst Dutch rail disaster.
  • Cuba and the Soviet Union sign a trade pact.
  • An avalanche on Nevado Huascarán in Peru causes 4,000 deaths.
  • The Indonesian Army confirms that it has begun operations in West Irian.
  • Albania allies itself with the People’s Republic of China.
  • Portugal abandons the U.N. General Assembly due to the debate over Angola.
  • A military coup occurs in the Dominican Republic.
  • A counter-coup occurs in the Dominican Republic; the old government returns except for the new president Rafael Filiberto Bonnelly.

Summarizing, the more potent lunations take place at the Aries, Cancer and Capricorn Aries points. Of the four, Libra produces the weakest events in terms of disasters, but the tendency with Libra, as one might expect, is for contracts, negotiations and treaties. The tendency with Cancer is for events involving the masses – migrations, protests, etc. All of them can show/presage violent events, some natural, some man-made. There are often uprisings, riots, coups, etc. The lunations shift over time, too, starting the day before the equinox/solstice dates and then drifting to the actual date for the change of seasons, thereafter drifting back over time. That is too much to go into here, but it can be noted with the Cancer Aries point lunations. And for the next ones? We’ll have to wait for a while:

22 Sep 2029 (Libra) and 21 Dec 2029 (Capricorn)

Featured pic from The Daily Mail

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