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Mundane Astrology

Date: 2018-12-03 09:18 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I've followed your advice (to someone else) about learning mundane astrology and worked through Green's and Raphael's books on the subject. I found them extremely valuable for a thorough understanding of the principles, and for a wide variety of practical applications. However, I couldn't find answers to the following three questions. Your help with them would be much appreciated.

1. On mundane charts in general: I understand that the Moon and the ruler of the rising sign usually signify the people, and the Sun plus ruler of the tenth house the elites. But what about charts with Leo rising (making the Sun co-significator of the people) or Cancer on the MC (making the Moon co-significator of the elites)? Would you give both lights to the respective social group then, and leave the other group with only one significator?

2. On charts for great conjunctions: They should be set for the moment the conjunction turns exact, and for the capital of the country one is interested in. Beyond that, there are no instructions. I assume this means the result should be read as a stand-alone chart much like an Aries ingress, but on a larger scale (good for two decades instead of 3 to 12 months, and probably indicating more fundamental issues). Is this an approach you would recommend, or should the chart primarily be read in comparison to other charts, such as the country's foundation or subsequent ingresses?

3. On locating the national egregor in a mundane chart: The only possibly relevant information I could find is in Baigent, Campion and Harvey's somewhat psychologized Mundane Astrology (Wellingborough, 1984, chapter 8), which puts the overall "national myth" in the first house, beliefs, taboos and generally accepted morals in the ninth, and occult aspects of philosophy and religion in the twelfth. Also, I vaguely remember some remarks by Dane Rudhyar to the effect that the eight house contains collective psychic energies. Which of these houses, if any, would you say corresponds to the egregor in a strict sense?

Thank you very much!
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