May 9, 2017 (Julian 129) Moon in Scorpio Waxing

May 9, 2017 (Julian 129) Moon in Scorpio Waxing

Lunar aspects are relatively few today.  Shortly before 1 PM CDT, Moon perfects a quincunx with Venus.  Although this aspect is unpleasant, it passes relatively quickly.  About 35 minutes later, Moon perfects a trine with Pluto.  This could be useful for research or investigations.  No other routine lunar aspects occur today.  (We are not looking at higher order lunar aspects at this time.)

Outers are busier, and they tend to produce an undercurrent of annoyance.  Mars biquintiles Juno, the kind of aspect that favors women contemplating divorce along with their lawyers.  (This gives them a brainstorm.)  Other women and the men they hire or manipulate into attacking others are also favored.  Pallas (the warrior goddess) squares Hygeia (health and healthcare), possibly bringing either ideas or annoyance (or both) to those working in the healthcare field.  Finally, Ceres forms a sesquiquadrate with Pluto, raising issues with those on diets or those who are struggling with “prosperity issues.”

This is a day with annoyances, and you will certainly feel an urge to “get things done.”

May 8, 2017 (Julian 128) Moon opposes Mercury, Uranus; Thor’s Hammer during Void

May 8, 2017 (Julian 128) Moon opposes Mercury, Uranus; Thor’s Hammer during Void

This day is tricky.  The gift it brings is one of the best opportunities this year for brainstorming and creativity, particularly for writers and other communicators.  The downside is that a Thor’s Hammer forms during the void this evening, with the Moon at apex and Mars / Neptune on each leg.  (Work by yourself during that period if at all possible.)  Moon moves into Scorpio at Midnight CDT starting the ramp up to the Full Moon on May 10th.

Early morning hours find Moon square Pluto about 3 AM CDT, and some people have trouble sleeping or, worse, some kind of quarrel or disagreement.  Stay out of those today if you can.

This afternoon Moon opposes Mercury shortly before 3 PM CDT and opposes Uranus an hour later.  While the afternoon is the peak period for creativity and productivity in creative arts, the entire day is a strong one.

Moon moves void of course at almost exactly 6 PM CDT after a relatively benevolent sextile to Saturn.  Avoid purchases and all but the most routine activities during this period.  Moon forms a sesquiquadrate (one leg of the Thor’s Hammer) with Mars (Gemini) shortly past 6 PM CDT and another sesquiquadrate with Neptune (Pisces) shortly before 10 PM CDT.  This is a very “energetic” period in which you can accomplish much, subject to revision, but also a potentially dangerous period or a period of purchases which produce deep regrets.  Even if your writings (or other creative works) require revisions later, please persist.  Just do NOT hit the “send” button on an email or make other “permanent” commitment until after a review some time on Tuesday (after you have “slept on it”).

We could stop there, but more applies.  Mars biquintiles Astraea, giving extra potency to legal documents or legislation drafted at this time.  (Just make damned sure what you draft is really what you want!)  Neptune binoviles Ceres, and creatives might make some money out of their projects.  (Good news o me!)  Jupiter quadrinoviles Ceres, amplifying the effect of possible monetization (or, literally, putting “food” on your table).  Finally, Pluto noviles Black Moon Lilith, presenting an intense romantic opportunity for those so inclined (keeping in mind the warning about the Moon v/c).  Creatives can also harness this to produce more “unusual” work (example: “erotica”).

All in all, this will be a memorable and important day for at least some of us.

May 7, 2017 (Julian 127) Libra Moon + Critical Election in France

May 7, 2017 (Julian 127) Libra Moon + Critical Election in France

Lunar aspects are few with the Libra Moon today.  About 11 AM CDT Moon (Libra) trines Mars (Gemini).  This is a good time to get things done, but most people will tend to chat.  About 4 PM CDT Moon forms a quincunx with Neptune (Pisces) and miscommunications and glitches grab us; we are still in the “shadow” period after Mercury Retrograde ends (this will be with us until May 20th).  Near 6 PM Moon joins Jupiter (Retrograde in Libra).  Expect an important announcement from France about this time.

Outers are complex, but we see Juno (trust, women) sesquiquadrate Ceres (food; prosperity).  Big issues between these two, and you can bet this will show in the election in France.  Ceres also forms a sesquiquadrate with Astraea (law and legal systems), and this will also been in play.  All of this comes just a few days before the Full Moon (Moon in Scorpio) followed by Mars (Gemini) square Neptune (Pisces).  Expect bullshit and dandelions this week.


May 6, 2017 (Julian 126) Mars SemiSquare Uranus + (Day Off)

 May 6, 2017 (Julian 126) Mars SemiSquare Uranus + (Day Off)

We are taking a day off from writing a more detailed regular forecast.  We do note these two things: (1) Moon in Virgo forms a T-Square with Saturn in Sadge & Chiron in Pisces in the morning leading either to conflicts or a sense of urgency, probably involving healthcare and/or educational matters.  (2) Mars SemiSquare Uranus gives us another risky day with possible accidents / explosions a real risk (or maybe still dangerous people).

Moon is v/c in Virgo from 7:40 AM CDT until 1:20 PM CDT when it moves into Libra (and the “too early to tell” realm for much of the rest of the day.  The election in France is tomorrow, and that will be very important.

May 5, 2017 (Julian 125) Sun quincunx Jupiter

May 5, 2017 (Julian 125) Sun quincunx Jupiter

One of my readers recently accused me of “a lot of fear mongering dude.”  Alas, I must confess that I am better at seeing the dangers ahead than I am at seeing the opportunities though I have been working to add the latter into the mix.

That said, Sun (Taurus) forms a quincunx to Jupiter (Libra) about 3 AM CDT today (only an hour from now as I write this).  This tends to affect Thursday more than Friday, but many of us will still feel it.  A quincunx is an aspect of false hopes and miscommunications; it can cause us to think we understand another person or situation when we do not at all.

Lunar aspects are a bit thinner today, and today CAN provide an opportunity for some people, favoring earth signs the most (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) as a loose Grand Earth Trine (or Grand Trine in earth signs).  This is good for manifesting things and maybe purchases but do keep in mind the Sun / Jupiter quincunx and the fact that Mercury is barely moving forward and still in the shadow period until May 20th.  I would not make any HUGE purchases today (houses, cars, boats, and certainly anything that “moves”) but smaller purchases might go fairly well.

Mars forms a quintile to Chiron and a binovile to the North Node; this can give us some bright ideas about how to deal with certain problems involving healthcare, higher education, or mentors (or a mix of those).  If I were going to focus on a solution to problems today, or “opportunities,” I would aim for these areas to the degree possible.

May 4, 2017 (Julian 124) Mercury SemiSquare Mars

May 4, 2017 (Julian 124) Mercury SemiSquare Mars

This is the post where I am supposed to tell you “everything is OK now.”  Except, it isn’t.

Mercury, barely direct and not moving quickly, semi-squares Mars today.  Mercury / Mars aspects tend to instigate fights.  So do semi-squares.  Together, they are bad news.

And as has been popular on late night television, “But, wait!  There’s more.”  Moon will quincunx Chiron then Venus (quincunx produces misunderstandings, at best) and Moon semi-squares Jupiter between them.  Remember what we just said about semi-squares?   Well, keep in mind that, among other things, Jupiter is the “amplifier” of the planets: its job is to make things “bigger.”  I bet you can connect the dots as to what that means on a day like this.

And, no, we are NOT finished yet.  Moon will sesquiquadrate Pluto and Mercury today.  The sesquiquadrate is a square and a semi-square combined, and Pluto is all about power struggles (along with death, taxes, “other people’s money,” poisons, police, intelligence agencies….).  Could it get worse?

Yep.  In the Western Hemisphere, the last aspect of the day is Moon (Virgo) square Mars (in Gemini, ruled by the barely moving Mercury).  Mars, as you might recall, is both the “lesser malefic” and the “God of War.”  This perfects about 10:15 PM CDT.

So, do not expect things to let up today re: safety.  You can certainly start to “get things done,” indeed you will have a ton of energy to do just that.  But if you get caught in any dispute or temper tantrum or the like, then things could turn very ugly.  Stay out of those!  (Things have been a bit dicey here in DFW lately.)

Outers are difficult to interpret, but Mars opposite Black Moon Lilith tells me that SOME people will have truly incredible sex today.  If you have a teenager, especially a teenaged daughter, then this might be a particularly bad day for you.  (We no longer permit chastity belts.  And chances are good she will be in a rare “mood.”)

Does this day have ANY good uses?  Yes!  This is a GREAT day to start fixing those Mercury Retrograde glitches as long as you stay out of squabbles.  And, today is a GREAT day to start a new exercise program as long as you do not “overdo it.”  (And we bet at least a few people might need to take care of accounting / tax matters today.)

(But, if that video does not work for you, try this one:)


May 3, 2017 (Julian 123) Mercury stations Direct; Sun sextile Neptune

May 3, 2017 (Julian 123) Mercury stations Direct; Sun sextile Neptune

Mercury stations direct today, and that is the big news.  You can read more about that here: Retrogrades Only.  We will come back to that topic.

Sun (Taurus) sextile Neptune (Pisces) can bring genius level insight, criminal behavior, or both.  We admonish you to be careful not to become a victim and to avoid in engaging in criminal behavior yourself.  For some of you, you might have a breakthrough involving photography, videography, writing lyrics or poetry, or helping others. Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) and Water (Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces)  Perfection of Jupiter quintile Saturn amplifies the effect and gives it a strong “practical” tendency.

Moon is quite busy, effectively touching everyone.  In succession, it touches Neptune, Jupiter, Venus, Pluto, Mercury, and Uranus.  Almost everyone feels this day.  At 11:34 PM CDT, Moon trines Saturn and moves void of course.  Effectively, this evening a Grand Fire Trine is in force.  This provides opportunities to fire (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) and air (Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini) signs.  Also worthy of note: in the morning of this day a Moon / Neptune / Pluto yod is in effect, and this will continue to occur each time the Moon is in Leo for the next several years.

Everyone has an opportunity of some kind today, but they differ depending on whether you are more earth / water or fire / air.  (Some people have a mix of both.)

We still think these are risky times and urge you to take caution this week.

May 2, 2017 (Julian 122) Moon forms Thor’s Hammer with Chiron, Saturn

May 2, 2017 (Julian 122) Moon forms Thor’s Hammer with Chiron, Saturn

Technically, Saturn square Chiron perfected Sunday, though some events related to that manifested Monday (yesterday).  But with Sun forming a sesquiquadrate to Saturn today followed by a semisquare to Chiron, today might be the “big day.”

Here in Dallas, a police office shot, and killed, a fifteen year old passenger in a car that was pulling away from the police.  A stabbing rampage in Austin (Monday) left one student dead and three wounded.  A shooter shot a paramedic before killing himself and another.  The paramedic will likely live, but only due to a fast response.  A wrong way driver in Ohio had his car explode in a huge fireball caught on video.  We think Tuesday / Wednesday (Mercury direct station) / Thursday through the weekend (the days immediately after the direct station) could be worse.  But Tuesday really has our attention.

Late Tuesday the Moon forms sesquiquadrates with both Chiron and Saturn, leading to a pattern we call a Thor’s Hammer (aka “God’s Fist”).  People with a planet in mid-Leo, for example birthdays in the first two weeks of August, will likely feel this.

And people with late mutable birthdays (last week of Gemini / Virgo / Sagittarius / Pisces) will feel it along with late fire signs (the rest of Leo, and the last week of Aries) and late water signs (end of Cancer and end of Scorpio).  Actually, I think that covers enough of the zodiac that most of the rest of us will know or be related to someone that is affected.  That is, I think everyone will be affected.

As a bit of a footnote, today is Tiu’s Day (Tuesday).  Tiu was the Norse god of war, exactly equivalent to Mars, (aka the “lesser malefic”).

Do not take chances today.  Be careful today.

May 1, 2017 (Julian 121) Mars Quadrinovile Saturn + Long Lunar Void

May 1, 2017 (Julian 121) Mars Quadrinovile Saturn + Long Lunar Void

Today contains a possible glimpse into the future, but since Mars (the lesser malefic) and Saturn (the greater malefic) are involved, the news may not be pleasant and it may be overtly “bad.”  Do pay attention because I think (for some of you) your safety might be involved.

Today is relatively simple and straightforward.  At 3:21 PM CDT the Moon in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries and turns void of course and remains void until 11:11 PM CDT when the Moon enters Leo where it will be for the next two days.  Jim Shawvan in the Daily Planetary Guide describes this period of time as an “Opportunity Period.”

We think it COULD be an “Opportunity Period,” but the Saturn square Chiron aspect is of concern to some people.  (Refer to yesterday’s post).  AND, we are only two days away from the Mercury Direct Station.  If you do decide to use the void period for “opportunities,” we recommend a very conservative position in your decision making.