June 22, 2017 (Julian 173) Dark of the Moon

June 22, 2017 (Julian 173) Dark of the Moon

Beyond our other commentary, consider this: the Moon is in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) and Mercury is in Cancer (ruled by the Moon).  This kind of exchange is called a “mutual reception,” and, unless it contains malefics (particularly Mars or Saturn or both), this is a powerful and beneficial situation that permits both planets to speak for each other or “trade places.”  That means, for the moment, both the Moon and Mercury are very powerful.

With a Dark of the Moon period, as we have now, the “veil is thin” as others have said, and we can tap into our intuitive side or, depending on your beliefs, connect with those who have gone before us and sometimes other entities.  This is the kind of period where people can “daydream” and let the mind spin free and then write down what comes to them and produce a powerful result.  Think of it as a portal that opens today, especially after dark, but does not last long and ones like this do not occur often.

With a Moon this old, eliminating unwanted people, places, and things becomes possible.  Just make sure that is what you really want.  Chances are good that once you have eliminated “it” or “them,” you will not get a do-over.  Old traditionalists would also say this is a good time to wean children (or anyone else) or eliminate bad habits (which works best if you have something to replace it, like chewing Nicorette gum instead of smoking, and then later eliminating the gum habit when the time comes).

Particularly at this time, “cleaning house” will help you find lost objects (literal cleaning) or uncover hidden resources (metaphorical cleaning).

We have written about the outers before, and most important is the semi-square that Mars makes to the North Node (karma).  This can, and likely will, manifest as violence somewhere (given our current conditions, which are starting to look like an undeclared war), but if you avoid dangerous people, places, and things, you might can harness “it” to help you finish some messy job that you detest but need done to make life better.  We are talking about the bitter medicine that cures he condition.

Mars also makes a biseptile to Chiron, and this is about as “karmic” as one can imagine.  This is about karma in the most fundamental way, and it can give you an important glimpse of the future, especially since we are in DOTM.  Ceres quadrinovile Astraea amplifies this, maybe giving us some kind of glimpse into how to obtain justice for an old wrong.

You can count on some bit of weirdness, a bit like Halloween in June.  (We have Christmas in July, so why not?)

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June 7, 2017 (Julian 158) Moon v/c in Scorpio

June 7, 2017 (Julian 158) Moon v/c in Scorpio

The Moon is v/c in Scorpio for all of the day for EU / UK, and moves into Sagittarius at 5:59 PM CDT for those in the Western Hemisphere.  Minor aspects are mostly annoying ones except Moon trine Chiron during the void.  Chiron aspects are typically difficult since these usually involve looking at some place in our selves or our lives that is the “wound [we] cannot heal.”  Let us be clear: this will be a tough day for most people though some people with planets (especially “the lights,” the Sun or Moon) in water signs MIGHT prosper today.

Outers are busy with highly abstract and difficult to read aspects again.  Every day this week has some kind of Mars activity EXCEPT the 9th (which is Full Moon / Jupiter direct station AND has two 7th harmonic “karmic” aspects).  We think the entire week is, again, dangerous, and today is no exception.  Vesta (traditions, and sometimes possibly kinky sex) trines Black Moon Lilith (a sort of unbridled and wild sexuality), so if you are in an intense sexual relationship, or want to be, today is the day for that.

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.

April 30, 2017 (Julian 120) Saturn Square Chiron

April 30, 2017 (Julian 120) Saturn Square Chiron

The big news today is that Saturn (Sagittarius) squares Chiron (Pisces).  The major pain that results for many people from this aspect may have been felt yesterday.  The fastest moving planet in this combination is Saturn with a 29.5 year orbit; Chiron has a somewhat irregular 50 year orbit.

That means that a year for Saturn is like a day for the Moon.  We usually think of lunar aspects lasting about +/- two hours, about 1/6 of a day.  For Saturn, this would be equivalent to +/- a month.  Combined with what some have called the “Retrograde Spring” of 2017, “things” can be tough for late mutables (for example, people with Sun in Gemini / Virgo / Sagittarius / Pisces in the last week of the sign).

Also suffering significantly (or, if you do not like that language, “experiencing a transformation”) are those who are having a Saturn return (typically 28 to 30 years of age, 57 to 59 years of age, or near 90 years of age) and those having a Chiron return (about 49 to 51 years of age or about 100 years of age) or demi-return (25 or 75 years of age).  The people who are having the Chiron return (or demi) are likely hit the hardest of all, especially if they have any late mutable planets.

I would like to say “the worst is over now,” but I cannot.  Tuesday looks especially bad, worse than yesterday or today.  Tuesday the Sun (Taurus) forms (1) a sesquiquadrate with Saturn about 6:30 AM CDT and (2) a semisquare with Chiron about 10 AM CDT.

But, (Monday and) Tuesday get worse: Tuesday evening (between 8 PM CDT and 9 PM CDT) the Moon (void in Leo) forms a sesquiquadrate with both Saturn (Sagittarius) and Chiron (Pisces).  Long time readers of my work know what this is: a “Thor’s Hammer” (or “Fist of God”), the pattern associated with Adam Lanza (who killed so many at Sandy Hook Elementary).  I think that Monday and Tuesday are extremely dangerous days.  Please do note that Mercury stations direct on Wednesday, exacerbating any “situations” that might arise.  (You might want to stay awake from people, places, and things that are “not entirely stable.”)

Back to Sunday (April 30th): Lunar aspects are “unremarkable,” consisting of a sextile, trine, and a square (to Jupiter).  These Jupiter squares are notorious for overeating, overspending, or over-indulging in some other way.  Practice moderation, if you can, this Sunday.

Outers have the aforementioned Saturn / Chiron square and two more: (1) Jupiter (Libra) sesquiquadrate Ceres (Gemini) bringing about intense conversations about food or “prosperity” or both; (2) Pluto (Capricorn) quadrinovile Ceres.  This latter is trickier to interpret, but it is likely to be a bit unpleasant (Pluto in Capricorn) but bring insights regarding issues of food or prosperity or both.

No question about it, these next few days leave me VERY nervous!

On the outside chance something happens to ME, let me say this: it has been an HONOR to have the opportunity to write a few forecasts for you.  (But, let us hope that my fears are unwarranted.)