June 13, 2017 (Julian 164) Moon in Aquarius + A Storm Begins
Chances are good you have felt the Jupiter (station direct) and Neptune (station retrograde) weirdness for the past few weeks. In traditional astrology, ALL of the matters ruled by Neptune (in modern astrology) are ruled by Jupiter. So, no matter which system you follow, the message remains the same: “things” that are “ruled” by Jupiter / Neptune are, at a minimum, “shifting” now and for many they are simply a mess.
What are we talking about? Quite a bit. In modern astrology terms, (1) Jupiter is associated with higher education (typically colleges and universities), foreign travel and “foreigners,” law, courts, and legal matters, and sometimes extra-marital affairs (or other “infidelity”); (2) Neptune is associated with health and healthcare (particularly illness and hospitalization), poetry, lyrics, songs, photography, videography, alcohol & drug addiction, and sometimes criminality (usually petty crime) and deceit.
Mercury trines Jupiter (usually favorable) and forms, along with the Moon, a Grand Air Trine. For writers, this should be a great aspect, but the issues mentioned (“slow” movement from our Earth bound perspective) might turn it all on the ear. The same goes with anyone involved in communications or transportation or typical “air sign” activities. Add Uranus in the mix and you have a “kite,” a pattern of special opportunity.
We think that clear cut “winners” and “losers” will emerge today. We also think you will be able to tell which category you are in quickly. “Things” will either go your way, fluidly, or you will encounter roadblocks, stop signs, and caution lights. Keep your eyes open, and adjust accordingly.
Mercury also forms a square to Neptune, and this is notorious for problems for people who have addictions of any kind but especially alcohol or drugs. If you are in recovery, you will need to be extra vigilant to avoid slippery “people, places, and things” and practice the HALT principle (do not get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired). If you attend support group meetings, this is a good time to avail yourself of those.
If you are NOT in recovery but maybe should be, this is a good week to take the plunge.
If you have mental health issues then you might need a “med adjustment” or some other help. Do that this week.
This is an extraordinary day for anybody who is a poet or songwriter or interested in pursuit of those. Take advantage of this special window if that applies to you.
Mars quintiles Eris, and that is bad for most people. If you are the kind of person who creates chaos and maybe engages in violence, then the day might favor you. For the rest of us, perfection of this aspect can favor those who we call “bad guys.”
Hygeia (health and healthcare) also perfects a sesquiquadrate (urgency) to Sedna (victims), yet another sign that today (or maybe this week) is dangerous.
Summary: avoid dangerous people, places, and things, do not abuse drugs or alcohol (or engage in other addictions), and consider spending some quiet time writing poetry or taking photographs.
Today is a mixed bag: some dangerous people might cause harm, and some brilliant and talented people will produce important gifts for the rest of us.