“These late eclipses in the sun and moon portend no good to us.Though the wisdom of nature can reason it thus and thus,yet nature finds itself scourged by the sequent effects.Love cools, friendship falls off, brothers divide, in cities mutinies, in countries discord, in palaces treason, and the bond cracked ’twixt son and father. This villain of mine comes under the prediction—there’s son against father. The king falls from bias of nature—there’s father against child. We have seen the best of our time. Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders follow us disquietly to our graves.”

King Lear, Act I, by William Shakespeare

While the King Lear quote above should not be taken literally in the case of this particular total eclipse of the Sun, it would be prudent to point out some areas of the world where this eclipse might manifest its energy.  The location map above shows us where various planets are angular on a map of the world.

The eclipse itself is visible only in the Southern Hemisphere and therefore will not be visible in the Northern Hemisphere.  The only large land mass the eclipse path of totality crosses over is the northern part of Australia.  As we can see in the map above, Jupiter, Mars and Pluto are also angular in Australia at the time of the eclipse.  The eclipse path also traverses the southern part of the so-called “Ring of Fire” – an area of great tectonic activity.  Expect an increase in earthquake and volcano activity around the Pacific Rim in the near future.

Some other areas around the world where the eclipse itself is angular include Alaska and Hawaii, the Great Lakes region of the USA (it runs right through Detroit), South American countries such as Venezuela and Brazil,  Eastern Europe, Western Turkey, Egypt, Libya and central and South Africa, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Korean peninsula.

In addition to the eclipse lines themselves, keep an eye on lines that are associated with planets associated with violence, such as Mars, Uranus and Pluto.
For example, Mars lines goes right through Los Angeles, California and also follows the Iran/Afghanistan and Pakistan borders.  Uranus and Pluto lines traverse western Canada, USA, and Mexico as well as south and central Asia.

One area in particular that was briefly mentioned above was the Philippines – which hasn’t been in the international news all that much recently.  Other charts are echoing that the Philippines will be a place to keep an eye on in the months ahead and since one of the charts that echo this theme is the upcoming USA Presidential Inauguration; we can expect the Philippines to gain the attention of the next Administration.