Astrology Forecast for April 8, 2017 (Julian 098)

Hollywood is famous for writing movies with happy endings on the premise that they sell better.  While articles that satirize the process (like this one) might be funny, no one really likes them.

This fact really sucks when you are an astrologer writing a forecast and have a weekend like this one with the Sun/Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square (add Vesta: Grand Cross) causing “things” to go boom (along with President Trump, Putin, and sundry Middle Eastern Players).  Retrograde Venus (Pisces) squares Retrograde Saturn and it all looks rather bleak.  We wrote about it yesterday, and Clarissa (Viva Combusta) has detailed the nuances in an excellent piece, quite popular on our main blog (Grand Trines).  In a short phrase: it ain’t over yet.

What possible “happy ending” can you write with a mess like that?

Astro-Butterfly has a nice piece about this month, and we recommend it if you like to at least attempt to plan ahead.

Lunar aspects are sundry, and a mix like that is always tricky to interpret.  But we think the Moon Sesquiquadrate Mercury near Noon CDT is the most important.  To use a horrific old Southern saying (arguably “Southern Gothic“), we will all be “running around like a chicken with its head cut off.”

Shakespeare elegantly titled a play: “Much Ado about Nothing.”  (Let us be clear: the Sarin gas in Syria and missles that followed are a big thing; but chances are good that your frantic chase today is NOT despite how bad it may currently look.)

Keep in mind that you do have at least SOME choice in this matter!  (So, how to proceed?)

Moon in Virgo is great for scrubbing and cleaning, so please do use the energy that way instead of a frantic chase after something you simple cannot achieve at this time, if ever.  Windows to “get it done,” whatever “it” is, will come again next week or sometime in May after Mercury moves direct.  Postpone “it” until then and focus on what you can actually achieve to get the most out of this day.  This day CAN productive and useful (but probably NOT the best of “party days” for most people).

Outers are very nearly silent EXCEPT for the curious aspect of a perfection of Saturn BiQuintile Ceres.  This indicates a very odd kind of creativity that is ENTIRELY focused on practical matters such as reorganizing your food pantry or something similar.  Curiously, such a reorganization of basic elements of prosperity such as our pantry or our kitchen on this date can produce a MAJOR cascade of helpful events.  Ditto for review of the home budget.

The Full Moon cometh on April 10th, only two days away.  Best to be a seller now and a buyer then.  And we almost never recommend scrubbing and cleaning during a waxing moon, but today is a noteworthy exception.

And, stay away from Choctaw Ridge.

 

Astrology Forecast for April 5, 2017 (Julian 095)

Astrology Forecast for April 5, 2017

We are living in complex times.  If you are an astrologer, then you know this because of the cascade of Retrograde Stations this month.  People, places, things, and ideas that need reconsideration, or maybe a first consideration, will demand your time.

Saturn makes a retrograde station today in Western Hemisphere time zones but April 6th in others (UK / EU).  A number of others have written about this, including Journey by the Sea / AndyCandyPants,  Eyes of Heaven / Elizabeth Bassett, and others.  The coverage is good enough that we do not need to add to it, and Saturn is so slow and methodical in how it achieves results that you have been feeling it for weeks already anyway.  Authority figures come into question, financials take a tumble, and older people such as myself feel a bit of “rheumatism” in the bones and joints.

Astro-Butterfly points our that Mars trines Saturn today.  While trines tend to be benevolent, the planets involved are a mess.  Traditionally, the classical astrologers called Mars the “lesser malefic” and Saturn the “greater malefic.”  But Mars is in Taurus, and that is not the best place for it.  A mutual reception with Venus (in Aries) was helping each (Mars and Venus) but retrograde Venus has moved into Pisces.

Saturn (contraction) is in Sagittarius (expansion), also not the best place for it.  Stations are arguably worse than actually retrogrades (from our earth-bound point of the view, the planet is “standing still” and, arguably, unable to function because it, metaphorically, cannot “make up its mind”).  Saturn is Station Retrograde, and Mars will soon do the same.

Frankly, I am not sure how to interpret this.  Is this “bad” for Mars and Saturn?  Yes!  Is it “bad” for “us”?  Not sure.  Mars and Saturn are malefics.  Is their affect amplified (made worst) or neutralized by the retrogrades and sign placements?  Not sure.  It seems complex and messy.  My guess is that this is particularly “bad” for “martians” (athletes, soldiers, police, intelligence agencies) but maybe it just means they need to take a hard look at whatever they have been neglecting.  Ditto for th Saturnines (bankers, bone doctors, and more than a few “authority figures”).

so, what else?  (As if that is not enough?)   Moon is in Leo, and Sun in Aries.  Together, they form a Grand Fire Trine, good for those who are leaders (but not necessarily “authority figures”; sounds paradoxical!).

Moon in Leo forms a (loose) Thor’s Hammer (Fist of God) as Moon forms (1) a sesquiquadrate with Chiron (in Pisces), another sesquiquadrate with Saturn (in Sagittarius), and another sesquiquadrates with Venus (in Pisces).  We think that this combination makes the day rather dangerous.  Please do be careful.  Watch for dangerous people, places, and things, and do not be one yourself.

Outers are difficult to interpret, but besides Mars Trine Pluto, one stands out: Vesta (Cancer, Tradition) square Eris (Aries, Discord).  That is an important aspect, and 5D Astrology dicusses it at length.  In summary, perfection of that aspect represents an important turning point in a outer planet Grand Cross, a Cardinal Grand Cross.

In all, it looks like a bit of a tough day, the first of several.  Hang in there.