2020-04-04 SAT: Jupiter conjunct Pluto; Venus trine Saturn; Mercury semisquare Uranus

2020-04-04 SAT: Jupiter conjunct Pluto; Venus trine Saturn

These aspects have been discussed extensively elsewhere.  We will not provide an analysis at this time, but may reference this date and these aspects in future posts.  In this post, we specifically offer the DayPages: Marsout, Sunout, and Moonout, in that order.

Moonout Aspects for next week:

2020-04-03 FRI: Get things done in the morning then take the rest of the day off

2020-04-03 FRI: Get things done in the morning then take the rest of the day off

Summary

Friday morning is a window of opportunity to bring smart ideas to fruition or at least launch them with a plan to complete this phase by April 7th (Full Moon).  This morning is a “get ‘er done” kind of morning.  Afternoon should be “time off” and routine matters.  The evening is good for poetry or music or a movie but nothing serious.

Avoid signing contracts or making long term commitments today.

Details

Marsout Daypage

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We have no Marsout aspects perfecting on April 3, 2020. However, do note that the Moon is v/c starting at 1427 CDT (2:27 PM Central Time) and enters Virgo the next day (April 4th) at 1618 CDT (4:18 PM Central Time), staying in the “too early to tell” period until at least midnight or later of Saturday.  Again, complete critical tasks by noon on Friday and use the rest for “play time” or creative work (keeping in mind that re-dos or adjustments may be necessary later).

Worthy of Note: Jupiter conjunct Pluto perfects tomorrow evening, bringing great potential for both great benefit and great harm. Which will we choose?

Jupiter conjunct Pluto is a “large” aspect that is “felt” for at least a week before it perfects.

Mars also quincunxes the North Node early in the morning of April 4th, before midnight of the 3rd in time zones east of the UK, and it brings significant problems regarding our goals and the approach we have followed in attempting to achieve them. This is a “reckoning,” not a “final” reckoning, but the kind that tells you a “tune up” is due. Friday is a superb day to perform such as tuneup, but avoid anger or violence (unless that is your job, maybe an MMA fighter or similar).

Sunout Daypage

Sunout is simple and the kind of aspects most astrologers typically use in their analysis. Venus is void earlier in the morning (could be some banking system glitches or other financial related glitches) until it enters Gemini at 1210 CDT (12:10 PM Central Time) where it will be “too early to tell for three days.” A shakeout make occur in the equities market (more?).

Mercury joins Neptune at 2014 CDT (8:14 PM Central Time) producing a terrible day for signing contracts or attempting clarity of any kind. In all fairness, this can be an excellent “feel good” aspect as long as the pitfalls of the two planets are avoided, especially Neptune (disease and illness, excessive use of alcohol or other drugs, and delusional ideas, particularly with regard to religion). Some people will have a superb date night on this evening.

Sun is quadrinovile Jupiter at 2059 CDT and later Pluto at 2340 CDT. Today might be a poor day for signing contracts but it is an excellent day for planning and negotiations intended to produce an end result, a project of some kind. The Jupiter / Pluto conjunction of April 4th tells us to plan accordingly. Wins will be big but so will be the amplification of mis-steps. Again, plan accordingly.

Moonout Daypage

Lunar aspects are numerous today. The most important is Moon (Leo) trine Sun (Aries). If you have a Sagittarius planet or object then this creates a grand trine for you personally and possibly a kite, a sign of great opportunity. The kite requires an additional object in an air sign: Libra, Aquarius, or Gemini. Moon trine Sun perfects at 1428 CDT (2:28 PM, Central Time).

We see four (4) lunar aspects in the Quintile family, so this is a day with great potential for creative solutions. Moon / South Node (Dragon’s Tail) perfects at 0535 CDT, along with the requisite mirror image aspect, Moon decile North Node (Dragon’s Head). Moon quintile Venus perfects at 1005 CDT. Moon / Mercury binquintile perfects at 1144 CDT (note the numbers!), Moon biquintile Neptune perfects at 1232 CDT. This mix makes the morning a powerful window for “getting things done” for most people, especially fire (Aries, Leo, Sadge) and air (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) signs.

Moon biseptile Uranus at 2042 CDT (8:42 PM, Central Time) also brings insights, but these have a Karmic quality. A smart thing to do is to do something selfless, maybe a small gift of some kind to a Uranian (person considered “unusual” or “gifted” but different or “mentally ill”). Doing something for someone who is “neurodiverse” is a good idea this evening.

Moonout Aspects List

Transits Apr 3 2020 – Event Chart
Apr 3 2020, 3:32:49 am, CDT +5:00
Plano Texas, 33°N01’11”, 096°W41’55”
Geocentric Tropical Zodiac
Koch Houses, Mean Node

2020-04-02 THU

2020-04-02 THU

Summary

We have some relief today, and the morning is especially good for taking care of financial and household matters. At 1147 CDT the Moon moves void of course, and all bets are off until some time past 1326 CDT (when the Moon moves into Leo). Some attempts this afternoon might have to be subject to being redone as the Moon is in the “too early to tell” window. But Moon / Sun form a tridecile at 1613 CDT (4:13 PM), and you might have an “Aha!” moment to solve some nagging problem. Overall, for most people, it is a good day and a welcome relief.

Details

Marsout

The Outers (generational planets and objects) are less than straightforward today. Mars is triundecile Selena. A best guess is that this Mars / Selena aspect gives us a boost in terms of pursuit of matters related to our highest calling.
Uranus is quintile Ceres. Uranus can be disruptions or insights; Ceres is “food” and “prosperity,” arguably “supply chains” in this modern world. My guess is that we will see more supply chain disruptions BUT they could open the door to brilliant insights into how to manage supply chains better.
Mars is tridecile Juno, and other than issues of possible violence related to possible betrayal an interpretation is difficult to produce. Mars is also biundecile Black Moon Lillith, not easy to read other than not favorable for most. For new romances, however, this could be a romantic night and (dare we say it) great sex.
Moon is void from 1145 CDT until 1326 CDT; avoid acting on important matters during that window.

Sunout

Sunout (mostly traditional planets, starting with Sun, Mercury, and Venus) yields a sole binovile between the Sun and the North Node (aka “Rahu,” or the “Dragon’s Head”). We interpret this to mean that some people will have a brilliant insight regarding their destiny, their calling or “Karma” that they must work through to grow.

Moonout

Moonout is almost always busy, given that we include higher order aspects. Here, we see Moon oppose Jupiter and Pluto in early morning hours, almost certainly done by the time most readers read this. The same is true regarding a quadrinovile to the South node not quite two hours past midnight.
The tridecile aspect to the Sun is a routine recurring monthly aspect. However, the decile family is related to the quintile family (deciles are multiples of 36 degrees (360 / 10) and quintiles multiples of 72 (360 / 5)). Similar to the novile in some ways, the Sun / Moon tridecile at 1613 CDT (4:13 PM) can give us an insight or “Aha!” moment. This is not a major one but a routine recurrence, this time embedded in this particular day and family of aspects. Pay attention; you might obtain a solution to some nagging problem.

2020-04-01 WED Selena opposite Eris + Chiron Septile Sedna

First , the good news: the alignment of the planets tells us that the Ascension so many people have been waiting for is here, and we will have no more troubles of any kind, evermore.

Yep, it is:

April 1st, 2020

Wednesday is another day with challenges. I know some of you are wondering if we ever have days that have no challenges. Technically, the answer is no. We all have challenges.

But Thursday morning and Friday morning both look good for times to seize opportunities.

Wednesday is, how shall we say it, “different.”

Summary

Wednesday is a day in which we have a choice: focus on our highest calling and integrating diverse resources into something new or opt for discord and disruption. Which will you choose?

Sun quintile Saturn and Mercury (in Pisces, a poor position for Mercury) quintiles Venus (in her home, Taurus (strong!)). We have the ideas! We know what to do, and we can create smarter and better solutions.

Mercury semisquare both Mars and Saturn tells us we need to do it, we need to followup.

Daypages

Marsout Daypage

We see two aspects in the Marsout daypage for April 1st, 2020: (1) White Moon Selena opposes Eris and (2) Chiron septiles Sedna. None of this is ordinary or straight forward in the way the a full moon or new moon can be clear and easy to interpret.

2020-04-01 Marsout Daypage

Selena opposite Eris

Selena has been described as part of the “Lilith corridor” along with Algol: “The fixed star Algol in the head of Medusa in the constellation Perseus is also thought of as part of this vast ‘Lilith corridor.’” Selena is not a “planet” or other object but, instead, is a calculated point. Most astrologers do NOT use Selena but a school of Russian astrology, the “Avestan school,” does use it.

Selena has been described by some thus: “White Moon or the Light Moon encompasses the (obscured) noble and pure nature within us.

https://astro-kitty.com/black-moon-lilith-white-moon-arta/

Today, White Moon Selena opposes Eris. Eris has been described as “Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and discord.

We have a fundamental battle of good and evil here today. Selena seeks to integrate, to harmonize, and opposite her is Eris, a purveyor of discord and strife. Florence Nightingale (as the archetype of nursing) is taking on one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Plan accordingly.

Also active today, Chiron perfects a septile to Sedna. Chiron is the noble, peaceful Centaur who became the “wounded healer,” a teacher and healer who could heal all except himself.

As the sea goddess, Sedna has dominion over her creatures and controls the availability of seal, walrus, fish, whale, and other sea animals to Inuit hunters.

Does the wounded healer need to reach out to the sea goddess Sedna for help? How is his karma; has he learned his lessons. Will a cure for Covid19 come from the sea, possibly discovered by Japanese researchers?

Sunout Daypage

Sun quintile Saturn and Mercury (in Pisces, a poor position for Mercury) quintiles Venus (in her home, Taurus (strong!)). We have the ideas! We know what to do, and we can create smarter and better solutions. Mercury semisquare both Mars and Saturn tells us we need to do it, we need to followup.

Mercury septiles Jupiter and Pluto: we may need to reach out to others with a plan that comes from an “Aha!” moment to get done what needs to be done.

2020-04-01 Sunout Daypage

Moonout

Moon perfects quadrinoviles to Mars and Saturn in the afternoon (North America) or evening (UK / EU). We can have BRILLIANT solutions, but they will a bit different, and we can fail to realize their importance. Again, the aforementioned semisquares are in play, so harness that energy for accomplishment.

2020-04-01 Moonout Daypage

2020-03-31 (March 31, 2020):  Mars Conjunct Saturn (and more)

2020-03-31 (March 31, 2020):
Mars Conjunct Saturn (and more)

Summary

The dominant aspect today is Mars conjunct Saturn at 0 Aquarius.  Others have written about this and the likelihood that this could be a particularly difficult day.

We explore a Venus septile Chiron aspect that further confirms this as a difficult day.  The Venus / Chiron aspect, as well as four lunar septiles, tell us that this day could be dangerous, a “Karmic” day that could lead to a tragedy if, collectively, “we” have failed to learn an important lesson.

A lone novile shortly past 9 AM (Central Time) could give us an insight that solves the difficulty.

Details

Marsout

Many others have written about Mars / Saturn perfecting the 0 Aquarius conjunction today.  We cannot add much to the analyses that have been done, some of which are excellent.  Therefore, we focus on the Venus / Chiron septile in the daypage (above) with the chart for the perfection of that aspect to be next:

 

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Septiles are a higher order aspect, and like the other higher order aspects (quintile / biquintiles, novile family, and others) they can bring brilliant insights.  Where the septiles differ is septiiles almost always involve some kind of KARMADid we learn the lesson?

In the past, about a week before the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Florida (2016), we noted a Septile perfecting (on the day of the shooting) and produced the analysis that “Today has Mars Septile Pluto, the aspect of karma for both warrior planets. A very smart thing to do with this is to do something for a disabled veteran you know (or for disabled veterans in general).”  (See, also: 2016-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2016.)  The shooter was a security guard who had fallen on difficult times, a Scorpio with a Scorpio-Taurus in his natal chart, and an individual who might not have killed had someone been able to “reach” him.

In that case, we had NOT learned the lesson.

This day, March 31, 2020, has that same kind of feeling.  Here, we have Venus septile Chiron rather than Mars septile Pluto.  AND, we would expect the septiile today to be more benevolent.

BUT, (1) Venus is conjunct Algol (we have written extensively about Algol, notably 2010 Spring Equinox and relationship to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in late April), beginning on Hitler’s birthday (April 20th), (2) Chiron (the “wounded healer”) continues to be square to the Nodes (as was true six days  ago at the time of the annual Sun / Chiron conjunction), and (3) Chiron is square the Moon (nearly conjunct the North Node of Karma / Destiny).

Reaching beyond the obvious difficulty we might expect of the Mars / Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius (and, as others have written, that is such a long term aspect that it should be viewed as an important driver of this “Covid19 Pandemic” we are currently experiencing), we see that the Venus / Chiron septile (and relatiionship to Algol and square Moon & nodes) tells us to expect this particular day to likely be one of difficulty.

Moonout Daypage

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We will keep this analysis short:

  • Four (4) septile family aspects occur with the Moon today (IN ADDITION to Venus / Chiron): (1) Moon biseptile Sun; (2) Moon triseptile Jupiter; (3) Moon septile Uranus; and (4) Moon biseptile Uranus  This is another set of amplifiers of the Karmic nature of this day!
  • Moon perfects quincunx (inconjunct) aspects to both Mars & Saturn, telling us of misunderstandings that lead to heartache
  • A lone binovile (Sun / Moon at 0913 CDT) tells us of an insight that MIGHT prevent a tragedy of some kind.  Pay attention to your thoughts near this time.

Marsout Daypage

  • We note that Pluto joins Pallas (at 2157 CDT); this also confirms the tendency for this to be a warlike or violent day.  However, this energy CAN be channeled into insights and breakthroughs if anger and disputes are avoided or quickly and safely resolved.

One Last Comment: You should treat today’s “warning” as being in effect for most of the rest of the week.  Now is NOT the time to take risks!

Previous Occurances of Mars conjunct Saturn at 0 Aquarius

Solar Fire v9 Mar 31 2020

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June 23, 2017 (Julian 174) New Moon in Cancer; Solstice “begins” in earnest

June 23, 2017 (Julian 174) New Moon in Cancer; Solstice “begins” in earnest

We have mentioned the key idea before, but we will state it again here.  “The New Moon is this evening, 9:30 PM CDT (and after dark in U.S. time zones except PDT, and early tomorrow morning for UK / EU).  Until then, you have a final window for cleanup or prep before the big shift comes.  And, it is coming.”

While the Summer Solstice was officially either June 20th or June 21st (depending upon your time zone), we have been in a needed “house cleaning” mode the past few days.

Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars are all in Cancer, and Venus is in Taurus.  This combination tends to “activate” Earth and Water signs, though the Mercury / Mars pairing tend to bring harsh words and sometimes violence.  Avoid those, and you might have the energy to channel into “getting things done.”  Mars squares Jupiter on June 25th, two days from now, leading people to “blow things out of proportion.”  A week later, Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn.  This is notoriously dangerous.  And July 17th, Mars squares Uranus in Aries, also dangerous.  The entire period, from New Moon on the 23rd (now) until July 17th is a period that is either risky or in which you can “get things done,” sometimes both

Mars specifically perfects oppositions to Juno (the angry wife) and Astraea (among other things, divorce lawyers) today.  This more Mars activity in a period we have described as dangerous repeatedly, a number of times now.

Beyond that, we cannot add much beyond the various other forecasts that have been written.  You can see those on “New Moons Only.”

June 21, 2017 (Julian 172) Summer Solstice + Mercury enters Cancer; LONG Moon void

June 21, 2017 (Julian 172) Summer Solstice + Mercury enters Cancer; LONG Moon void

Many (non-astrologers) consider this “the first day of Summer” and many calendars mark it that way.  That is true for UK / EU and points east (and EDT in the U.S.) but the solstice actually happened late YESTERDAY for most of the Western Hemisphere.  In either case, a long solar void yielded to a long lunar void (Moon v/c in Taurus) which ends today at 5:44 PM CDT.

Much of what we have to say was said in the past few days.  Moon is void most of today, Sun for today and the next two is in what horary astrologers call “too early to tell” and others call a “sign change boundary.”  The same is true for Mercury, and in both cases this means that you might need a do-over for projects started today.  Moon is still very old (in DOTM, or Dark of the Moon), and that is superb for buyers and getting “deals” *IF* it is something you really need rather than another item that sits in the corner unused.  Housecleaning and preparation are smart moves today.

Mars makes a single aspect, but it is a semi-square to Sedna (victims), and we think that today continues a pattern of dangerous days that has been with us this week, month, year, and before.  Be careful.

A smart use of today is to clean house, review and plan, and maybe have some (safe) fun.

June 20, 2017 (Julian 171) Summer Solstice at 11:25 PM CDT

June 20, 2017 (Julian 171) Summer Solstice at 11:25 PM CDT

A solstice or equinox point is enough to make a day interesting.  Technically, that happens on the 21st if you live in EDT or points east (EU / UK) but today if CDT or points west (including California, Alaska, and Hawaii).  Many have discussed solstice points, and we will not elaborate except to say Cancer begins here.  Cancer is usually a benevolent sign, but it CAN produce monsters (and an excellent example is Ariel Castro).  I have seen others, both in the news (Jodi Arias, O J Simpson) and personally.  I have also seen Cancerians who are benevolent people.  But, let’s be clear for anyone who thinks Cancer is always inherently benevolent: Cancer can (and does) produce monsters.

But for most of us, the Summer Solstice is usually benevolent (unless we overdo alcohol or other mood altering drugs or engage in other dangerous behavior).  The Sun is VOID today (something we do not discuss much, usually it is the moon v/c that we discuss most), and “things” taken on today may not last.

The Moon is in DOTM (Dark of the Moon), and that makes this a VERY good time to tap into the intuitive side of ourselves, sometimes receiving messages from those who are no longer incarnate on earth, a time we usually associate with Halloween.  (But, it can, and does, happen at other times of the year.  This is one of them.)  One more thing: at almost the exact moment of the solstice, ever so slightly past, the Moon perfects a trine to Pluto in Capricorn and turns void, remaining void on Wednesday until 5:44 PM CDT.  Effectively, we move from a long solar void directly into a long lunar void.

Venus (Taurus) sextiles Neptune (Pisces), and that is associated with romantic adventures (which might not last, given other considerations, yet still be worthwhile due to fond memories).  What is not commonly know is that the Taurus / Pisces aspect can be real moneymakers sometimes, and this particular combination (Venus in its home and Neptune in its home) is one that can lead to “genius level” in moneymaking or development of art.

If you are at all inclined to be a creative, take today to manifest your perhaps latent talents.  Even if today does not directly pay off in an obvious way, you will find you WILL reap benefits of some kind at some point later.  Do not give up too soon on your gift. (A lesson I need to hear myself from time to time.  I make no money from writing these forecasts, at least not yet.)

As we mentioned yesterday, Venus (as Inanna) is at the Third Gate.  This year, and this iteration of the cycle, the First Gate was associated with the election in France.  The Second Gate was associated with a terrorist bombing at a concert in Manchester, UK.  Mars is active with Outer planets / outer objects (mostly asteroids) all week, so we think that it could be dangerous for some people.  We urge you to be careful today (and tomorrow).

A number of disturbing and dangerous events have been reported in the news, but the one that concerns us most involves a Navy “Superhornet” fighter jet shooting down a Syrian plane, a response that came after “the [Syrian] SU-22 jet dropped bombs on Sunday near American-backed fighters combating the Islamic State.”  Our response was provoked, I have no doubt about that, but I am also worried that we may be teetering on the brink of a very “hot” war.

If you have read my predictions for at least a few months, then you know I wrote about this the day of the election, last November (2016).  Some have said they think that the market is a bit too high (what has been called “irrational exuberance” in the past), and I hope they are wrong but worry that they might be right.  A number of other astrologers have claimed that a war will be tied to the eclipse of August 21st.  In any case, I am a bit worried about this “Third Gate.”  So, again, be careful.  (And don’t steal any North Korea propaganda posters off the hotel wall.  They take that kind of thing rather seriously.)

But, let’s make the main point again: if you have any artistic (or moneymaking) inclinations at all, you should take the plunge despite the other indications.  This may not take you where you expect, but chances are good that you will like results anyway, despite the fact that they may be unexpected or in a different direction.  Write character sketches of people you know for that novel you keep meaning to write, draw a diagram of the way the parts of your life fit together, (or not) write a poem about the most important person, or people, in your life or whatever else might capture your fancy.  Do an internet search for ideas if you must.  <We have other comments on this day at Weekly Forecasts>

As long as it is not dangerous, be willing to take a risk and do something a bit different (and artistic).

June 13, 2017 (Julian 164) Moon in Aquarius + A Storm Begins

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.

June 11, 2017 (Julian 162) Moon in Capricorn + Neptune Quincunx Vesta

June 11, 2017 (Julian 162) Moon in Capricorn + Neptune Quincunx Vesta

Since Neptune will turn retrograde soon, this week on June 16th, we will quickly revisit this aspect “soon” (July).  This is an unpleasant aspect that typically brings chaos and discord to traditions and “how we have always done things.”  Pluto triseptiles Vesta, bringing a flavor of “karma” to the mess.  Forgiveness is smarter than blame here.  If you cannot do that, then leave the situation and give yourself a “time out.”

Moon in Capricorn forms a quincunx about 11 PM CDT Saturday night and almost exactly 24 hours later Moon perfects the same aspect to the Sun.  This is more chaos and discord.  Events involving alcohol / drugs can go very badly at this time.  Stay away from those situations.

9 AM CDT brings a Moon / Jupiter square, and those are also about “overdoing,” particularly overeating or overspending.  By 8 PM CDT, Moon perfects a conjunction to Pluto, and you, or someone near you, will want an accounting.  This is not a day to squander time, money, or opportunities.  It is a day to stay out of spats and disagreements.  If necessary, spend time alone and “clean house” and work on finances & bookkeeping.

And, plan for the upcoming week.  “Things” can be a bit strange Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday.  If you, or someone you know, uses or abuses alcohol or drugs, “things” can reach a breaking point.  Ditto for people with various mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and so forth).  Things can “get a lot more crazy.”  (We are stealing that line from a Dateline episode.)  Take care of business TODAY (Sunday); you will need the essentials done.

June 9, 2017 (Julian 160) Full Moon + Jupiter Direct Station

June 9, 2017 (Julian 160) Full Moon + Jupiter Direct Station

What can we add?  Much, if not all, of our most important comments were for yesterday, with the Moon in (early) Sagittarius and waxing.  Today’s FM perfects in the morning hours for the Western Hemisphere, and mid afternoon hours for UK / EU.  Much has been written about it, and we have reblogged the many opinions of others on our other blog, Full Moons Only.

The same kind of thing is true for today’s Jupiter Direct station, reblogged on Retrogrades Only.  You will notice less content there.  That is because most commentary about the Jupiter shift has been integrated into the full moon posts.

So what remains to be said?  Outside of my usual analytic self, I feel a profound sense of sadness.  To be certain, this is a happy FM and is happening in the spring of the year.  But something has had an effect on me, maybe the many terrorists acts and atrocities.  Maybe it is this piece by OneAnna (Cancer Killing Recipe).  Her blog lacks the sophisticated trickery that many of us use, but she was here when I started blogging in 2008, and she has managed to survive despite the diagnosis she claims.  If it is her time, then that leaves me sad.

What else to say?  Sun forms one of two annual quincunx aspects with Pluto.  (Pluto is in Capricorn; one quincunx is in Aries and the other is in Gemini.  This is the latter.  These will continue to happen in similar configurations for a few more years.  And do keep in mind that sesquiquadrates, and the potential for Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) aspects always accompanies those.)  With Sun / Pluto at 17 and Neptune at 14, I think we can argue that a Yod exists (major decisions) with Pluto at the apex.  This is a particularly uncomfortable decision no matter which choice you make.  (No matter which “leg” you choose, you end up with Pluto: death, taxes, poisons, assassinations, police, and intelligence agencies.)

Venus (Taurus, favorable) sextiles Mars (Cancer, unfavorable), and this means peace on one hand (“good”) but a profound lack of incentive to “get things done” (“bad”) on the other hand.  Whether this works for you, or against, depends on who you are and what situation characterizes your life.  For some, this is “good,” and for others it is “bad.”  Here is what is important to remember: you CAN “get things done” if you are willing to make the effort.  Anything involving long distance travel, higher education (universities), or law & legal will tend to fizzle, so you might focus your efforts in other areas if you find no progress in those.

Outers are busy today, and three aspects capture our attention.  Chiron (Pisces) sesquiquadrate Vesta (Leo) will affect some, and you will have a sense of urgency to deal with issues involving healthcare, higher education, mentors and the traditions associated with those.  Do what you can, keeping in mind the considerations of the previous paragraph.  Pallas biseptiles Hygeia, amplifying any issues involving health or healthcare issues.  Saturn triseptiles the White Moon, and we are not quite sure what that means EXCEPT that this is an important time to closely scrutinize the choices you have been making and your habits.  A change may be needed in a subtle area that may look insignificant but is not.  (Example: buying an expensive coffee each day instead of placing those funds in savings.)

The message of OneAnna has us thinking, and we offer it to anyone willing to receive it: