2020-04-24 : Mars Sesquiquadrates North Node; Moon squares Mars; Sun Semisquare Neptune

2020-04-24 : Mars Sesquiquadrates North Node; Moon squares Mars; Sun Semisquare Neptune


As we said yesterday: Mars sesquiquadrates North Node, and all hell breaks loose.  That’s the kind of talk that is dangerous for an astrologer to say.  Sometimes we get things wrong, and then we have egg on our face.  But, I am saying it.  Mars CAN be helpful, but it is known as the “Lesser Malefic” for good reason: it usually leads to violence, physical violence.  An only slightly higher form has it leading to hurtful words, the kind that sometimes end a relationship.  Athletes (and other martians, such as police) can sometimes channel this into something beneficial.

The sesquiquadrate aspect itself is, effectively, martian in nature and NOT usually any high form.  The North Node, also known as “Ketu” or the “Dragon’s Head,” is about “working through karma.  The vedic astrologers think this is good because we can “learn lessons.”  Maybe so, but those “lessons” are invariably unpleasant as hell at the time.

All of this is exacerbated by the Moon (in Taurus) which squares Mars (in Aquarius) and sets up a hard aspects pattern with the nodes.  (We might revise this entry later to examine this pattern more closely.)

No other outers make aspects, making this one more pronounced in its effect.

Sun semisquare Neptune perfects about four hours later, adding confusion to the mess (but possibly empowering creatives, such as poets and photographers, to derive creative works from these difficult situations).

Mercury is applying to a square to Pluto, which stations retrograde tomorrow.  For all practical purposes, Pluto can be treated as retrograde.  The Mercury / Pluto square is yet another indicator of a “difficult,” likely dangerous, day.  Avoid dangerous people, places, and things on this date.

Mercury forms a septile to Hygeia, more karma but also the potential to learn important insights. Sun noviles Hygeia, confirming the message of Mercury (or is it the other way around?).  Sun triseptiles Juno, leaving me wondering if we are going to see a female shooter on this date.  On the other hand, a female relative may be the person who provides a key insight to solving the problem.

Listen close: kind words to others today, people!  You have no idea what someone else is going through or how fragile or how dangerous they are.


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Table of Aspects

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Time Map

2020-04-24 Time Map

7 thoughts on “2020-04-24 : Mars Sesquiquadrates North Node; Moon squares Mars; Sun Semisquare Neptune

  1. dear friend
    – PLEASE is it possible for you to reblog other people’s posts/blogs/etc from a DIFFERENT email account to your own blogs ??? I opened my email today after only several weeks – maybe 5 – to find out that I had been swamped out with a flood of going on for 500 emails , mostly all yours from Grandtrines ,cos of my previous comments on Grandtrines . HELP ! I don’t want to read other people but I do VERY much want to read what you say and hence my desperate request . ….my only other alternative is to unsubscribe and lose your great astro perspective. or perhaps you could just reblog them from one blog of yours eg this , and only yours from another eg Grandtrines ???

    It is also problematical in that I have to sift through them to find your goodies

    I am extremely pleased you are doing this again
    you are right about sesquiquadrates . I can never understand why so few ppl seem to acknowledge them : they can be lethal

    can you please remind me which time zone you are timing things in ? I think you used to use GMT but unsure

    hugs , Caroline from Bristol , UK

    ps I also found my email has been hacked by neighbours and the security page blanked …….. also that my router has been “duplicated” – when I had to factory reset my printer , my printer told me……. it was truly pluto square mercury
    If we can sort out the excess blogs I will give you another email account to use for yours

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    1. Sorry to hear that you are having such troubles. When I set up these other blogs years ago, WordPress centralized them all under GrandTrines. I am not sure how to divest them. That said, would it help to subscribe to only a limited number, say Grand Trines (or Lost Dudeist) or if you only want my work you can unsubscribe to all but “Irregular Oracle.” Also, I had the same problem, but I went into WP and changed my settings from “instantaneous” (the WordPress default) to “Weekly.” The weekly summary would condense the many posts in a week to a single email for each of my blogs, somewhere around ten. (HTH, “home that helps”)


    2. Also, until I can get the machine to boot that I USED to use (a Windows 10 “update” left it unbootable a number of years ago), I cannot get into my old email address. I may not be able to resolve that problem for as long as a few months. (I’ll need a tech who knows how to undo the damage Microsoft did with the “update.”) (See, also: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-10-unable-to-boot/3a8a5da0-d318-44f3-b154-865c17943644 one of many articles written about this problem.)


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