Mundane Astrology
Mundane Astrology is the astrology of countries, otherwise known as Political Astrology. Even countries have birthcharts and some have more than one based upon the time of some major event in its history, such as gaining independence. Mundane charts are subject to transits and progressions just like any other chart.

In the UK there is a chart drawn up each year known as the Ingress Chart. It is set for the time that the Sun enters the sign of Capricorn, around 22nd December. This is also the time of the Winter Solstice. This chart gives indications of what may occur during the following year for the government and the country generally.

In Mundane Astrology, the houses govern different aspects relating to the country as a whole, rather than the individual meanings in a natal birthchart. The meanings are similar, but applied in context of a much wider spectrum. Special note is taken of eclipses affecting a mundane chart as they signify major upheaval.

The Houses and what they govern in Mundane Astrology

1st House - the nation and its people, the image of the nation

2nd House - home trade, money market, banks and financial institutions, national wealth

3rd House - transport, bridges, communications, postal service, education, media, authors, literature

4th House - land, houses, agriculture, farming, crops, mines, coal pits, minerals, quarries, the weather, the opposition party in government

5th House - theatre, arts, places of entertainment, sports, fashion, leisure, children, speculative interests, Stock Exchange, colonies, dependencies

6th House - public health, sanitation, food, national service, army, navy, police, civil service, trade unions, working class

7th House - foreign relations, treaties and/or disputes, business relationships, agreements

8th House - taxes, deaths, probate, inheritance, losses, international finance, multi-national corporations

9th House - foreign lands, high seas, ecclesiastical and legal professions, religious affairs and religion, the church, justice, lawyers, higher education, overseas, publishing

10th House - the sovereign and their government, prestige of the country, parliament, aristocracy

11th House - exchequer, allies of the country, local government

12th House - hospitals, prisons, institutions and any place of confinement or detention, charities, secret groups, enemies within

The Planets and what they rule in Mundane Astrology

Sun - The monarch, Prime Minister, President or other leading authority, government

Moon - General public and their opinions, families, community, women, agriculture

Mercury - Education, communication, literature, media, advertising

Venus - The arts, music, theatre, pleasures, fashion, cinema

Mars - Armies, engineering, aggression and violence, war

Jupiter - Religion, priests and anything connected. Law, courts and justice, aristocracy, publishing, overseas travel

Saturn - Traditions, history, authority, order, stability, mines, deaths

Uranus - Changes, revolutions, anarchy, innovations, technology, earthquakes

Neptune - Reform, ideals, trends, arts

Pluto - The underworld, detectives, disruption, decline, regeneration
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