2020-05-02 : A breakthrough day for athletes, artists, accountants, and anyone working with any kind of earth

2020-05-02 : A breakthrough day for athletes, artists, accountants, and anyone working with any kind of earth

Summary

Do not let this day slip away.  You will have insights about how to do things better and the energy to get things done.  Do them.  Make things happen.  (Days like this one are incredibly rare.)

Interpretations

Today is an interesting day, genuinely different from most other days.

Here is what leaps out: this is one of the most creative days to come along in a long time, but it is a rather specific kind of “creative.”  Whatever it is, it is related to earth.

Variations: sculptors can have a breakthrough day today, producing some of their best work.  But this is not simply sculpting of clay or marble.  Bodybuilders, and other athletes, can have breakthroughs as well.  But do not think in terms of simply a “really good workout.”  This is a day about having the kind of “Aha!” moment that produces entirely new methods of training.  Even a small change in the sequence of the workout might produce the breakthrough.  This can be martial arts, weight training, running, yoga, pilates, conventional sports or anything similar.

Bottom line: amazing day for certain athletes and artists.

Others can benefit.  Are you a gardner, maybe your profession?  The same for you.  Today is a day where you may find a new method, or multiple entire families of new methods.  Diamond cutters and other masters of stone can have the same kind of breakthrough.  Generally, this involves materials, ranging from smelting sand into glass to hammering marble to sculpting flesh through exercise. 

BUT, it does not have to be ENTIRELY “physical.”

Bean counters, specifically “forensic accountants” can have the same kinds of results.  The list is a long one.  But, if you have any earth in your natal chart whatsover, or any inclination along these lines, you’ll have an amazing day.

A few of you will meet a mentor today, maybe the most important one yet.

Details

  • Moon (Virgo) trine Sun (Taurus)
  • Grand Earth Trine (Moon in Virgo, Sun in Taurus, multiple planets in Capricorn)
  • Moon biquintile Pluto (Capricorn) (Insights that transform)
  • Moon biquintile Jupiter (Capricorn) (Insights that grow)
  • Moon biquintile Chiron (Aries) (Insights regarding healing & recovery)
  • Moon / Jupiter + Pluto / Chiron form triangular 5th harmonic pattern
  • Moon quintile Venus (insights re: art, physical body, finances, & other Venus topics)
  • Mercury semisquare Neptune (motive for creative endeavors)
  • Mercury novile Venus (high order insights about art, physical body, finances, & other Venus topics)
  • Mars conjunct Pallas: the insight and power to take action

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Marsout (Helio)

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Sunout

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2020-05-01 : Beltane; Moon v/c at 11 AM Central (take a day off); Sun septile Neptune; Helio Uranus trine Astraea

2020-05-01 : Beltane; Moon v/c at 11 AM Central (take a day off); Sun septile Neptune; Helio Uranus trine Astraea

Summary

First, to those readers who celebrate Beltane (or MayDay): Happy Beltane!

Beltane is associated with a “Cross Quarter Day,” each of those associated with the 15 degree point (middle) of each of the four fixed signs: Taurus (Beltane), Leo, Scorpio (Halloween or Samhain), and Aquarius (varies, but typically Valentine’s Day).  Latin cultures celebrate Cinco de Mayo, which is actually closer to (or the same as) the 15 degree point.  Some years, the fifteen degree point is on the fourth, now also celebrated as a holiday honoring Star Wars (“May the Fourth Be With You”)

Also celebrated near this time is Wesak, a holiday based on the Full Moon at this time (Moon in Scorpio opposite Sun in Taurus).  Buddhists, and those who live in predominantly Buddhist nations, honor this day.

Slightly past 11 AM Central (1100 CDT), Leo Moon moves void of course and remains void until past midnight, making this an excellent day to “take off.”  Exactly what that means during a pandemic in which “shelter at home” orders have expired in many states in the United States is uncertain.  But, during the void, Moon will form quincunx aspects (the aspect of “false hopes” and miscommunications) with Jupiter and Pluto (both in Capricorn).  These can lead to some unpleasant experiences from 5 PM (CDT) to past sunset (until about 9 PM CDT).  If you are expecting a fun time at a movie or restaurant, a distinct possibility exists that you may be disappointed.

And, just because the moon is v/c for most of the day does NOT mean the day is “quiet.”  Some of us are still reeling from the Mercury / Uranus conjunction yesterday (along with the impact of Vesta / Eris).  Today has ANOTHER Eris aspect, Juno quinundecile Eris at 3:54 AM Central (0354 CDT), and we find that rather difficult to interpret.  This is a sufficiently abstract aspect that we resist the temptation to address it.  Regardless, expect important news to break overnight, something that could involve a betrayal and chaos resulting from that betrayal.  This might be a good time to follow a “hunch” about any matter that could involve safety.

  • Saturn sesquiquadrate Hygeia: authorities push harder (if that is even possible) for resolution of health and healthcare issues (presumably Covid19, but possibly other issues as well).
  • Helio Uranus trines Astraea: a breakthrough for legal matters (and lawyers), but almost certainly in the form of a surprise or unexpected result.  If you have anything to do with the legal system, including a pending matter, expect a breakthrough today, a seismic shift.
  • Sun septile Neptune: the moon might be void (and none of Mr. Shawvan’s “Opportunity Periods” today), but some people will have remarkable experiences.  Poets, photographers, videographers, and musicians might have a “mysterious coincidence,” such as a “chance meeting,” that springboards them into a masterwork.
  • Moon is profoundly “busy” despite the void (which is calculated using Ptolemaic, or traditional, aspects): two quadrinoviles; three members of the Septile family (think “remarkable coincidences”); two sesquiquadrates (URGENCY!) and others.  “Things” may not turn out as you have expected, and some disappointments may be had, but this could be a memorable day for the insights and “Aha!” moments you have, particularly if you are a Creative.
  • Mercury is also busy: six (6) aspects (tropical, geocentric) and also (by another method of calculation) six (6) aspects (heliocentric).  No matter how you look at it, Mercury is busy today and matters of communication and transportation are at the forefront.  As we always warn on such mercurial days: be careful regarding criminality.  (If it sounds “too good to be true,” then it probably is.)

Stay safe, and try not to take anything TOO seriously on this most “unusual” day.

Marsout

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Marsout (Helio)

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Sunout

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2020-04-30 : Sun septile North Node (Rahu); Venus biquintile Pluto; Vesta septile Eris; Destiny has arrived for millions

2020-04-30 : Sun septile North Node (Rahu); Venus biquintile Pluto; Vesta septile Eris; Destiny has arrived for millions.

Summary

Days like this are difficult to write for.  That is not because the astrology does not speak.  It does speak.  Unfortunately, it tells us what we already know.  This will be an exercise, therefore, in what some call “confirmation bias.”  But, we can only read what we are given.

Unlike a diplomat or seasoned “sales executive,” we present the bad news first.  The bad news is this: Vesta forms a septile with Astraea.  We interpret that combination thus: traditions (Vesta) enter into a “karmic” relationship (that can produce insights from “lessons learned”) with Eris, the goddess of Discord (and retribution)Tara Greene interprets Vesta to be related to “inVESTments.”  (“VENUS turns RETROGRADE conjunct VESTA the asteroid GODDESS of in VESTments, You can’t make this shit up, “)  JBuss describes the Septile as an aspect of “timing”:  “The Seventh Harmonic is about Stillness in Readiness for Action, very Aikido-like.  I simplify interpretation of the Septile as Timing.

An alternative interpretation to mine, and NOT inconsistent with mine (i.e. both things could be true), is that Investments are meeting Discord in a manner related to timing.  Could this be the day that sets the stage for what comes next when certain businesses open for customers again, restaurants and cinemas and such.  The best that we can hope for is that most of the businesses are saved and we do NOT have a second wave.  But almost everyone observing, adults (and maybe teenagers) of sound mind & body, knows that SOMEthing will come out of this.  We just do not know what.

And given this “Vesta septile Eris” aspect perfecting today, it does not sound “encouraging.”

That’s the bad news, and nobody needs astrology to draw this conclusion.

One more time, the BEST that we can hope for is some sense of “normal.” 

(But the “mid-term grades” may not be so good.)

Now for the rest of the story:

  • Sun septile North Node: another confirmation of this idea of “fate” being in play here; many of us will desperately try to control what cannot be controlled.
  • Mercury biseptile Mars: the potential for violence continues though violent words are more likely than violent acts; as you watch events unfold, ask yourself this: how could this have been handled differently (actually, I think that the conduct of most people has been exemplary)
  • Venus quincunx Neptune : the person I consider to have been my primary teacher in astrology (several of those, but I spent more time with one than all others combined) HATED the quincunx.  I recall him saying “it is worse than the squares.”  It is the aspect of false hopes and miscommunicationsThough Neptune is considered a “higher octave of Venus,” in this case they simply have nothing in common whatsoever.
  • Venus biquintile Pluto: Financial markets, and their performance, will be a central issue at this time; an important insight can be had from today.
  • Ceres trine North Node: supply chains appear to start moving again.

“Oddly, today is a “feel good” kind of day (Moon in Leo squares Sun in Taurus) where we feel a sense of relief that “things” are starting to move again.  But, at the same time, we are all quite apprehensive about the risks & dangers that face us.  If you are “at risk” at all, I exhort you to stay home and stay safe and practice the best practices you can with regard to protecting yourself (and your family) from this virus.

As we said in the beginning: no astrology needed to produce these predictions.

But, sometimes, that is what we are given from astrology: the obvious.

Marsout

 

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