May 30, 2017 (Julian 150) A Decision Awaits You

May 30, 2017 (Julian 150) A Decision Awaits You

Outers are very busy today, but we will come back to that.  Moon is in Leo and effectively completes a Grand Fire Trine with Uranus / Venus in Aries and Saturn in Sagittarius.  This tends to be good for fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and usually good for air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini).  Water and Earth can benefit, also, but not as much.

Moon in Leo forms a loose Yod with Neptune in Pisces and Pluto in Capricorn.  This is a monthly recurring event for the next few years.  Each month, when the Moon is in Leo, you face some kind of important decision.  Today is no exception.  For most people this is not life and death, but it can be important.  Choose wisely.

Outers continue to be a bit disturbing.  In particular, Mars forms three aspects today, a relatively benign sextile to Uranus, a quadrinovile to Astraea (law and lawyers), and an aspect we will call a “hexaundecile” to Hygeia.  This last aspect is particularly difficult to interpret.  Just know that some of you will encounter something unusual or different regarding the healthcare system today.

Mars opposite Saturn, which perfected on May 29th, continues to dominate affairs all week long.  Let us be clear: this is difficult.  Gemini and Sagittarius will be, at least, stirred to action.  Chances are good, though, that the changes will not be lasting ones.  This has a bit of an odd feel similar to a Moon v/c.

The next big Outer Planet shift will be Jupiter moving direct on June 9th.  As Jupiter slows, some of us will have a chance to “jump ship.”  That means leaving college, starting college, closing out a lawsuit, starting a lawsuit, traveling abroad or coming home if you are already traveling abroad.  You are not required to do this, but you will have the opportunity.

April 26, 2017 (Julian 116) New Moon in Taurus

April 26, 2017 (Julian 116) New Moon in Taurus

First: you may wish to check our blog: “New Moons Only.”  At NMO, we collect posts that strictly relate to New Moons.  Most are specifically addressed to the NM, but a few might be “day of” forecasts.  This blog such provide a significant number of different viewpoints and forecasts that you can find one that best fits your needs and perspective.

According to Cafe Astrology, “The NEW MOON occurs on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8:16 AM EDT.,” which is 7:16 AM CDT.  (Adjust according to your time zone.)  Since a number of in-depth analyses can be found at New Moons Only, we will only say that this NM provides an opportunity to examine matters of health, beauty, finances, or similar related topics.

Cafe Astrology also says this: “It’s time to “stop and smell the roses” and to become more aware of what makes us feel comfortable and secure. This is an excellent cycle under which to re-evaluate our relationship to money and possessions, as well as to discover what truly makes us happy and fulfilled.”  We agree and offer the classic rock music video below (“Grazing the the Grass”).  (If you are clicking the link some time after this week in 2017, keep in mind that Cafe Astrology updates this particular part of their site with whatever are the current forecasts.)

With a number of planets retrograde, a smart strategy is to look at old projects in these areasthat might be worth resurrecting.  Did you have a “New Years Resolution” that was unrealistic and failed?  Maybe you can adjust it, bring it into alignment with reality, and turn it into an important and successful personal change at this time.

We do reserve the right to do a “post hoc” (after the fact) NM analysis (though we prefer NOT to do those).

The following Full Moon (Moon in Scorpio) is May 10th, after Mercury turns direct but is still in the “shadow period” (until May 20th).  Each of these subsequent events are turning points where you can “tune” some project you have re-launched to make it better or more realistic or terminate it if it still is not working.

We note that Mercury (in Aries) is near Uranus (in Aries) and about to conjunct Uranus.  What does that mean?  It means that writing projects, news and journalism projects (and blogging), and other projects can benefit from a launch now.

We note a caveat: Venus (the ruler of Taurus, and therefore over this New Moon) is late in Pisces (29 Pisces) and void of course.  Some things that happen at this time may seem like “fate” and out of your control.  Others are not quite ready to launch and you will need to wait a few days (at least until Venus enters Aries on April 28th) or until after Mercury moves direct (after May 3rd).  Only you truly know what applies best in your situation, so use this guidance accordingly.

Mars is quite active at this time, forming sesquiquadrates with both Pluto and Jupiter.  Regular (and long-term) readers of Grandtrines will recognize this pattern: it is a Thor’s Hammer.  Mars is at the apex, and Mars with Pluto / Jupiter is one of the worst possible combinations.  The pattern is a dangerous one, associated with dangerous people, places, and things.  We recommend sticking with the safest possible alternatives at this time, avoiding dangerous people, places, and things (and avoid being one of those), and maintaining the best possible relations with others.

One last point: Mars perfects both sesquiquadrates tomorrow, which may be even more dangerous than today.  (We live in dangerous times, but you already knew that.  Sometimes astrology confirms what we already know.)  Consistently pick the safe option here!

A Grand Trine is present (Mercury / Uranus in Aries, North Node in Late Leo / Early Virgo, and Saturn in Sagittarius.  Some people, notable fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and maybe air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini) will have important opportunities at this time.

Lunar aspects are fairly ordinary, but you may feel a sense of urgency about 8 PM CDT and frustration about 10 PM CDT.  Whatever you are working on, finish it as early in the day as you can or defer it until tomorrow.

Outers are interesting.  Mars binovile Neptune can favor scammers OR it can give the “marks” a glimpse into what is “really going on” and how to handle it.  Mars novile Eris can, similarly, provide an insight into some aspect of “chaos” in our life and maybe how to handle it.  Pay attention; these messages are important.

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April 14, 2017 (Julian 104)

This site is called the “Irregular Oracle” because, well, I just cannot sustain the effort to post every day.  Some days, yes.  Most days, maybe.  Every day, absolutely not.

That said….

April 14, 2017 (Julian 104)

Sun joins Uranus in their annual meeting, both in Aries.  With Mercury and a number of other planets retrograde, all bets are off.  Expect surprises.  Also expect brilliant ideas; capture them if you can.  Play this weekend if you can, but be careful.  A Grand Fire Trine favors Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini do well also.  To everyone: watch your temper.

Mars joins Sedna, and Sedna is so new that this is difficult to interpret.  At least one source claims that Sedna is the “goddess of the victim.”  With an orbit of more than 10,000 years, Sedna will not budge during our lifetime nor move “much” in the next century.  (Which leads me to question its usefulness in prediction.)   But Mars does touch it today, and we suspect that might somehow be significant.

Mars is also quintile Neptune, and this can bring bright ideas to creatives, particularly poets, songwriters, photographers, and videographers.  Watch out for scammers and con-artists, because some of them will develop particularly ingenious ways to cheat people today.  Stick to the basics.  Have fun, and avoid “get rich quick” schemes.

Chiron triseptile North Node tells us that it would be wise to help someone anonymously without any hope of compensation in the future.  Just do something decent for someone, and do it without anyone else knowing who you are.