Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008: The China Olympics in Beijing

July 1, 2008 by  

The astrological effects of the August Solar Eclipse on The China Olympics in Beijing. What will happen? Find out in this timely article.

Following right after a solar eclipse on August 1, 2008, the China Olympics are the most anxiously awaited Olympic Games in recent history. From an astrological perspective, some pre-Olympic anxiety is not a surprise, as a solar eclipse immediately preceding the China Olympics is a little scary. Echoes of the 2008 earthquake might overshadow the China Olympics this year, and I hope that the Olympic games and buildings are all as safe as possible to prevent any problems.

Solar Eclipse: Effects on China’s Horoscope and the Olympic Games

China has some earthquake-prone spots in its horoscope, all of which were triggered during two of the biggest earthquakes China has ever seen, including the one this year. Those planets are Venus in Cancer right on the powerful 10th house cusp, Mercury, the ruler of earthquakes, and the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in the 8th house of death. These points will all be active during the China Olympics this year, which causes me some concern. Starting the China Olympics so soon after an eclipse is a bold move indeed.

In September, shortly after the August 1st solar eclipse visible in Beijing, China’s secondary progressed Mercury squares the Sun from the fifth house of games. Mercury opposed Jupiter-Saturn this March, which soon manifested in China as an earthquake. Secondary progressions in China’s chart will only manifest if they are triggered by something else, such as the August solar eclipse. We would expect some activity in China’s horoscope because the country is hosting the Olympic Games, but we would want to see more benefic activity, rather than the earthquake sensitive points being emphasized yet again.

Below is the horoscope for the August solar eclipse set for Beijing, China. The eclipse Mercury conjoins China’s natal Sun, and the Midheaven of the solar eclipse opposes the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction; precisely the point activated earlier this year by progressed Mercury.

Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008. Beijing, China. 6:11 pm local time.

The fact that the solar eclipse is visible in Beijing makes it active in that area. The connections between the eclipse horoscope, China’s horoscope, and the earthquake triggers are all in place.

We also see a strong link between the Cancer ingress preceding the August solar eclipse, and China’s horoscope. Combust Venus and the Sun in the ingress are conjunct China’s natal Venus in the 10th house, and Mars is in the same position in both charts. The Cancer ingress Moon opposes the natal Mercury. Note how the same planets are emphasized over and over by the solar eclipse.

Cancer Ingress preceding August 2008 Solar Eclipse. Beijing, China.

The Cancer Ingress Horoscope for 2008 in Beijing China

Update (August 5, 2008): Much has already happened in China since the Solar eclipse: A 6.1 Richter earthquake on August 5th, and China’s deadliest terrorist attack since the 1990s on August 4th.


4 Responses to “Solar Eclipse of August 1, 2008: The China Olympics in Beijing”

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  3. Ken on September 19th, 2008 10:51 am

    Dear Nina,

    I just see your analysis on the eclipse visible in China. In mid September news broke out that many brands of baby milk sold in China contains artificial toxins. The “fake milk” was used in order to cheat the authorities so that it appears to have higher protein content. But it does much more harm to the babies. Over 6000 babies have been found ill due to it, and dozens have died. I think this incident is serious enough and it should be somehow signified in the chart. Do you see any link?

  4. Nina Gryphon on September 21st, 2008 11:12 am

    Hi Ken,

    I saw that sad news in the NY Times. As I understand it, the culprit is melamine, an industrial protein supplement that caused all those pet deaths in 2007, when it was added to animal food. I am not surprised it has been found in regular food, as well. The U.S. went through a very similar phase around the turn of the century, when it was becoming industrialized at a rapid rate; there were lots of unscrupulous people racing to make money at any cost.

    I haven’t worked extensively with China’s horoscope (that is on my list, though) other than on this blog, but I note that the ruler of the 5th house of children in the eclipse chart is Mercury applying to the South Node, and it is also combust.

    Best wishes,

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