June 5, 2017 (Julian 156) Moon in Libra moves to Scorpio; Mercury, Venus Void

June 5, 2017 (Julian 156) Moon in Libra moves to Scorpio; Mercury, Venus Void

Moon is quite active today, starting in Libra but turning void by 3:55 AM CDT and then moving into Scorpio at 5:45 AM CDT.  Oppositions to Venus then Uranus overnight leave many of us restless with sleep difficulties or strange dreams.  UK / EU make likely have some strange events or surprises this morning.  (Let us hope they are not dangerous ones.)

Moon forms sesquiquadrates to Neptune and the Sun, forming a Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist), a notoriously dangerous pattern.  The danger tends to affect again (you guessed it) EU / UK but COULD occur elsewhere.  Venus is void after the previously mentioned opposition until the early morning hours of June 6th (Western Hemisphere) and Mercury turns void about 10 PM and remains void until about 5 PM CDT on June 6th.  The 9/11 terrorists acts in 2001 occurred during a Moon v/c, so voids CAN be dangerous.

We have previously discussed outers (yesterday), but will mention that we think they still look dangerous.  Mars biseptile Jupiter tends to be “karmic” (sometimes payback or revenge) and Mars / Jupiter anything tends to produce disputes amplified far beyond what would normally be expected.  Be careful today.

Summary: Water signs (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) have a SLIGHT advantage today, but people in general tend to enter into unreasonable disputes.  Work alone if you can, and send out your results after the Moon moves into Sagittarius (unless you are a water sign; water signs can risk sending out results today).

 

June 4, 2017 (Julian 155) Sun Square Neptune; Mars enters Cancer

June 4, 2017 (Julian 155) Sun Square Neptune; Mars enters Cancer

First, let us address the Moon.  Moon remains in Libra all day in the Western Hemisphere, but turns void at 3:55 AM until about 5:45 AM CDT.  In EU / UK, this void, marked by Moon square Mars, starts 9:55 AM until 11:45 AM (adjust for DST as necessary).  Mostly this is benevolent, but the square to Mars confirms much of what we will be discussing the remainder of this post.  You can read detailed analyses of the current lunar transits here.  (Please do note that those are CURRENT lunar transits if you are reading this post in hindsight, days, weeks, months, or years from the date of posting.)

Annual Event: Sun Square Neptune

Sun square Neptune, regardless of placements, almost always affects me, regardless of placements.  (This is an annual event, occurring in two different versions over the course of the year.  The other will be in Sagittarius, later in autumn.)  How and why that is true is a bit too personal, but I have publicly admitted that I am a Solar Leo, and the Sun is always extra important to you if you are one of those.

Many of you feel it, also.  For some people this is illness, and for others it is a brilliant insight into poetry or song or maybe religious faith or other spirituality.  I usually get sick, and this year it was smart enough to sneak up on me a few days early (preventing me from preparing for the ambush).

Mars Enters Cancer

Mars enters Cancer today, also.  Only people who actually have Mars in Cancer ordinarily benefit from this.  Mars in Scorpio or Mars in Pisces, in a natal chart, might do “OK” also.  The rest of us tend to not like it.  Either ugly family quarrels break out (an affliction to Cancer) or we feel our energy sapped, drained.  Again, not EVERYone gets zapped, but many of us do feel drained.  Cancer is one of the worst placements for Mars, said by the ancients (and traditionalists) to be in “fall.”  (You can still “get things done,” but martians of all kinds have difficulty now, and athletes tend to suffer misfortune if they “push too hard.”)

Outers

Outers perplex me.  Since I have been out of commission a few days, I could not write my forecasts.  I am not 100% “back,” yet, either.  But, I stick to my methods, and it looked to me like Friday was dangerous, and Sunday (today, June 4th) was dangerous but Saturday OK.  Not sure why I keep getting this “one off” error with the terrorists (and other bad guys).

Here is the summary:

(1) Friday: Mars forms an undecile with Sedna.  Undeciiles are still a bit unclear to me, but they tell me SOMEthing is happening.  Mars is martians: police, soldiers, intelligence agencies (and sometimes terrorists).  Sedna is about victims, among other things.  With a 10,500 year orbit, Sedna operates more like a Fixed Star, but clearly a potent one!  Martians? Victims?  What could possibly go wrong?

But the big terrorist act was in the UK on SATURDAY, not Friday.  Maybe it is what my old mentor taught me: an activating lunar event is needed.  Metaphorically, the outer planets load the gun and take aim, but a lunar or inner planet aspect is needed to “pull the trigger.”

The rest of Friday Outer Planet Perfections were all squares, and one was Mars Square Chiron, just in case anyone did not “get the memo” that Mars/Sedna sent.  Very ugly.

(2) Saturday looked more benvolent, and we even had a quintile (but, it was Chiron the wounded healer and Juno of Trust / Betrayal issues).  I can see how Saturday COULD turn ugly with Mars BiUndecil.  e Eris.  From that page, we have this passage: “Eris was not invited to a wedding so she chucked an apple marked ‘To the fairest’ into party for the vainest goddesses to fight over. Her rage at rejection and the need for vindication is what is blamed for the Trojan war. The side of her that is like Lilith is the fact that she was the uninvited guest, the disowned and exiled, the 13th fairy that cursed sleeping beauty. Finally Eris, like Lilith in the garden of Eden caused a hell of a lot of trouble with just one apple!”

(3) Sunday June 4th (today), looks ugly again like Friday. Vesta (traditions, “how we have always done it”) perfects a (karmic) triseptile with Astraea (law and legal).  Ceres (food, prosperity) forms a septile (karmic, again) with Eris (there is the goddess of discord, again).

Mars perfects hex-undeciles with Astraea then Juno, entering Cancer between the aspects.  So, again, I think today is dangerous.  But, then again, given my recent “one off” errors, you better lump in Monday and Tuesday as risky days, too.  Better safe than sorry.

Later This Week: Full Moon + Jupiter Stations Direct

Full Moon is June 9th, and Jupiter stations direct at that time also.  As long was we are in the “shadow” of the Jupiter retrograde, strife in foreign affairs (e.g. the controversy over the Paris agreement) will likely continue.  Ditto for problems in higher ed and the legal system.

June 1, 2017 (Julian 152) Venus Trine Saturn

June 1, 2017 (Julian 152) Venus Trine Saturn

Moon in Virgo forms sesquiquadrates to Venus then Uranus in the morning in the Western hemisphere and afternoon / early evening in UK / EU.  We feel a sense of urgency, and this is amplified by Moon (Virgo) square Sun (Gemini) as the second quarter begins, indicating that the Full Moon is a week away.  You should be “getting things done” this week.  Some people, places, and things continue to be dangerous, so certainly be careful, but do not hide your head in the sand.  This is a time when you need to push to “get things done,” and this is especially true if you are Virgo or Aries and maybe for Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) and Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) in general.

Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius.  If you count the North Node in Leo, and many do, this gives a Grand Fire Trine.  Tara Green has discussed this at length.  Pluto in Capricorn, Mercury in Taurus, and Moon in Virgo form a Grand Earth Trine, also strong for accomplishment even though Taurus is not a great placement for Mercury and Moon in Virgo not particularly strong either.  Even so, chances are good some people can make significant accomplishments or breakthroughs today.

Mars continues to be active all week; today is no exception.  A sextile to the North Node is “karmic” and that might be dangerous for people who do not “pay it forward.”  Mars also perfects a semi-sextile to the “White Moon,”  But, what does that mean?

One source says this: “Astrologers still argue about the nature of this astrological point, which should express a man’s possibility to leave the time circle of karma and enter the eternity, the eternal world of the spirit.”  What does that mean in a “practical” sense?  Maybe nothing.  But, again, we think today could be very significant, maybe dangerous, for some people.  After all, leaving the ‘time circle of karma” sounds a bit like what other people call “death.”

Summary: this is a great day for productivity, but the weeklong risk of danger continues.  Be careful to avoid dangerous people, places, and things.

May 31, 2017 (Julian 151) Moon moves into Virgo; Jupiter Trine Ceres

May 31, 2017 (Julian 151) Moon moves into Virgo; Jupiter Trine Ceres

Moon turns void in Leo at 6:12 AM CDT and moves into Virgo at 11:15 AM CDT.  The lunar aspects prior to the void are mostly trines and superb for accomplishment but only really available to people in the EU / UK unless you are an early riser or working overnight.

After the Moon becomes void, the aspects are sour: (1) semi-square to Jupiter and (2) quincunx to Chiron.  Best to avoid anything but the routine and especially avoid the controversial.  Moon sesquiquadrate Pluto at 6:30 PM CDT is irritating to many but can produce some productivity in “earth” based matters, maybe healthcare (via Virgo) or finances (via Pluto in Capricorn).  This is a good evening to work on the budget and pay bills.

Outers are also quite busy.  Jupiter perfects a trine to Ceres at 3 PM CDT.  This indicates help or hope regarding matters of prosperity or diet.  But perfection of an quincunx of Ceres to Hygeia (and a Jupiter / Hygeia square earlier this week) may interfere with attempts to make progress in these same areas.  This is a “touch and go” situation that we find difficult to interpret.  We think it means that progress can be made, but persistence through difficulties and annoyances will be necessary.

Summary: this is a difficult day in which progress can be made in bookkeeping and financial matters in the afternoon and evening, but stick to routine activities in the morning if you live in the Western Hemisphere.  UK / EU should push through to get things done in the morning, take the afternoon off, and maybe have a second work session in the evening, focusing on finance and bookkeeping and “practical” matters.

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.

May 26, 2017 (Julian 146) Gemini Moon + Outer Planet Quintiles

May 26, 2017 (Julian 146) Gemini Moon + Outer Planet Quintiles

More than a few astrological prognosticators thought that the New Moon in Gemini was a great time for idea generation and communications.  While that is technically true, today is better.

First, let us take a look at the Moon today.  It has a mix of aspects starting the day with a semi-square to Uranus and a trine to Jupiter.  That is a great combination to “get things done.”  A neptune square by a bit past 5 AM CDT can contribute either confusion or insights on what to do next.  About 3 PM the Moon sextiles Venus, generally favorable, and by a bit past 9 PM the Moon joins Mars (avoid Friday night fights, please).

But the kicker today are the multiple 5th harmonic aspects with outer planet bodies.  Ceres forms a biquintile with Astraea, benefiting those involved with issues of law and prosperity.  Neptune biquintiles Vesta, adding a kind of poetry to any traditions at this time, notably those associated with Memorial Day.  Vesta, in turn, forms a quintile with Sedna, reminding us to honor those who have fallen, and smart ideas about better ways to do that come to us.  Finally, Mars quadrinoviles Hygeia, giving some of us the energy and motivation to improve our health, possibly through exercise.

While any day CAN be a bad day, we think that this day will be mostly benevolent and helpful to most people.  Keep a notepad hand, and capture those novel ideas.

May 25, 2017 (Julian 145) Gemini New Moon + Venus Square Pluto

May 25, 2017 (Julian 145) Gemini New Moon + Venus Square Pluto

This new moon has been discussed extensively, and you can read those many posts here.  The other aspect today is Venus (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn).  Aries is not a good position for Venus, and she entered the “Second Gate” on Monday (possibly a predictor of an event like the bombing in London).  Pluto is metaphorically the god of the underworld, akin to other variants such as Osiris (Egyptian), and is associated with death, taxes, police, intelligence agencies, drugs, poisons, and especially assassination by poisoning.

How Venus square Pluto, as well as the New Moon, manifests is a function of the individuals (and groups) that are “processing” it.  Given other aspects this week, we think this period continues to have a potential for danger.  Tuesday and Wednesday have proven relatively safe (other than routine events that pepper the timeline of our lives), but Thursday still requires care.

As others have mentioned, Mars opposite Saturn is only a few days away on May 29th.  Mars moves slowly enough that you feel it today, and Mars / Saturn is a classic topic that was discussed extensively by Grant Lewi.  (Specifically, Hitler’s birth chart had Mars square Saturn.)  We have written about this before in detail.

Today (May 25th) Mars perfects a Triseptile to Pluto.  We consider that to be a karmic (and sometimes rather dangerous) aspect.  Therefore, both Venus AND Mars perfect aspects to Pluto today.  The same kind of thing was true in Hitler’s chart (Venus and Mars were in a tight conjunction in Taurus and both square to Saturn in Leo.)

And, as bad as all this is, after the New Moon perfects, the Sun forms a sesquiquadrate to Pluto.  A stressful aspect, the sesquiquadrate tend to provoke people and events.  The dominate planet today is Pluto, and that can lead to violence and dangerous situations.

So, how to use this day?  The New Moon perfects at 2:44 PM CDT (12:44 PM PDT / 3:44 PM EDT / 8:44 PM London).  Until then, we recommend house cleaning.  Curiously, sometimes this CAN be a good time to find lost objects (in the process of cleaning).

Others have recommended fasting or modified fasts (one teacher of min liked a so-called “rice fast” in which you could only have cooked brown rice and water but as much as you wanted of either).  Exercise such as Yoga or Pilates can go well, but best done alone or with only your closest of relations.  Given that this is a Gemini New Moon, writing and especially journaling might prove beneficial.  All of these can be combined.

Since Pluto can be about purging (it rules both sex organs and lower bowels and sometimes sewers (along with Neptune)), the above techniques can be extraordinarily powerful and transformative today.  If you combine the fast with yoga, keeping a journal and observing your process and insights gained can be very powerful today.

Outers are very active today, and we are omitting others.  However, Vesta quadrinovile Juno is worthy of note as it rules traditions and rituals that women follow.  This can be as simple as the sometimes elaborate ritual of “putting on makeup” in the morning or something far more elaborate.  We are not Wiccan, but we think this might be a very good day for ritual for those that follow that path.  (Even though we are not Wiccan, I have invariably had Wiccans interested in my work as far back as 1993, before I was putting anything on the Internet.  I am not adverse to their chosen path.)

Whether you are male or female, the quadrinovile will provide some people with powerful insights into these rituals.  (Do not be surprised to see something important released by the cosmetic or fashion industries today.)  Along these lines, keep in mind that you can INVENT new and transformative rituals with this particular energy.  Whatever insight comes to you, make certain you record it.  At the moment it seems like you will never forget it and then it is gone.

Capture the moment.  Seize the day.  And, above all, stay safe.

 

 

May 24, 2017 (Julian 144) Saturn quincunx Sedna; Taurus Moon Turns Void

May 24, 2017 (Julian 144) Saturn quincunx Sedna; Taurus Moon Turns Void

If you have read my earlier forecasts this week, and the news, then you know we are in a dangerous period.  My original hunch (based on aspects) was that it would occur on Tuesday and involve EU / Middle East.  The explosion at the concert in the UK, precisely the kind of thing that “came to me,” actually occurred on Monday and involved the UK (and Middle East).  I have said before, and say again, that I think this entire week is dangerous.  I stand by that prognostication and hope that I am wrong.  As I said previously, I would rather be “wrong” and not see loss of life than the other way around.

That said, the big news today is the perfection of Saturn quincunx Sedna.  Since Saturn is retrograde, we say this a few months ago (in Saturn direct motion) and will see it again in a few months (in direct motion).  From a “zoomed out” long term perspective (years, decades, and centuries), this is the most important aspect this year (although arguably Saturn trine Uranus is a rather persuasive runner up).

What does it mean?  Well, it is not very “pretty” as Southern ladies I know might say (watch the old movie “Steel Magnolias” to get what I am saying).  In fact, it is downright “ugly.”

Sedna is so new to us that it is very difficult to interpret, having been discovered in 2003.  With a 10,500 year orbit, it represents an entire new class of objects (as well as a shift in our collective consciousness, much as the discovery of Uranus did in the late 18th century).  So, what does it mean?

More than a few of us are scratching our heads about it, and more than a few astrologers are ignoring it.  After all, with a 10,500 year orbit, it could be treated the same as a fixed star (and probably should be).  Any meaningful changes in position / interpretation will come after we are all dead and gone.  Sedna is located between 17 and 18 Taurus, and can differ slightly in only the fractions of the degree it occupies.

The short version of the “meaning” of Sedna is that she is the Inuit (if unfamiliar to you, think “Eskimo”) Goddess of the Victim.  The story is very unpleasant, characterized by an unpleasant marriage built on lies and deceit followed by a painful death at her father’s hands (that is a really bad choice of words; he cut her fingers one by one, leading to her death by drowning).

Saturn we all know, but here is a short recap: Saturn (Roman) was also known as Kronos (Greek) and is the basis for “Father Time” in English stories and the “old year” with the sickle at New Year’s Eve celebrations.  Physically he represents bones (or the superstructure of a building), is tied to Capricorn and the 10th house (of careers), and is very much about the status quo and (like Vesta) “doing things the way we have always done them.” Saturn is currently in late Sagittarius, the sign of foreign travel, law, universities, and “higher thought.”

A quincunx, to review, is an aspect of disharmony that results in the ultimate in miscommunications.  The signs that house the planets differ in quality (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable) and element (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) and everything else.  It is the kind of “connection” that is really the ultimate disconnect.

I hate to say it, but I think this aspect tells us that the victims of the bombing will not receive justice.  We might THINK that they will receive justice, but like any miscommunication this will turn out to be “not quite true.”  Some other events must happen first.  About a year or so from now, when Saturn makes it to 17 Capricorn, we might finally see the truly responsible parties brought to justice.  But the trip involves Saturn (time and difficulties) and Sedna (Victims, and people without choice).  It will not be easy.

In fact, this aspect is saying that, collectively, we will have to take some hard medicine.  Doing what needs to be done to halt suicide bombers and similar people will involve harsh tactics that none of us want to think about.  The path forward is more difficult than many of us imagine.  Cherish your rights; much blood has been spilled to protect your freedoms, and threats to our freedoms seemingly never stop.

A few of you are asking, again, BUT WHERE IS TODAY’S FORECAST?  Well, this is such an important day in certain ways (seeking justice for the victims), that I would argue you “just read it.”  But here are the more short term (i.e. the “lights” or Sun and Moon) aspects and analysis.

First off, Moon in Taurus goes void of course at 2:07 PM CDT.  (12:07 PM PDT; 3:07 EDT; 8:07 PM in London).  All bets are off until tomorrow morning, and give the other aspects, I think that Saturn (father time, the “reaper” of traditional astrology) and Sedna (Victims) make this an extra dangerous void.  Watch your temper.  Avoid dangerous people, places, and things, and avoid being one yourself.

It is a day full of irritations and a tendency to remember people who have caused you harm.  Be careful with this; it can lead you down the wrong road today.  You might need justice, but today is better for “doing your homework” rather than taking action.

Keep in mind that the Moon could be viewed as forming a (VERY loose) yod with Jupiter (Libra) and Saturn (Sagittarius).  That means you may face a decision today, and it may be a rather difficult one.

Prior to the void you CAN accomplish SOME things, but we are in Dark of the Moon (DOTM) and the New Moon is tomorrow.  That means the most important accomplishments today involve “house cleaning” and discarding that which is no longer needed or helpful, taking into our recommendations regarding temper.  Do not throw it (or them) out because you are angry.  The anger might help stir you to action, but make certain that your thinking is clear and legitimate.

I think that, oddly, a handful of sculptors somewhere “out there” can produce some amazing work today, particularly if it is something that honors the memorial of those who have gone before us, particularly anyone who has been a victim.

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May 23, 2017 (Julian 143) Venus as Innana at the Second Gate

May 23, 2017 (Julian 143) Venus as Innana at the Second Gate

While I would like to characterize myself as an unblemished perfect oracle, that just ain’t so.  I make mistakes, and I do not claim otherwise.  That said, I think that I had another near miss with my forecast for yesterday, May 22, 2017 (Julian 142) The Quiet Before the Storm.  In that forecast, I offered that I thought Monday would be “quiet” and that Tuesday would be dangerous; indeed, the rest of the week looked (looks) dangerous.

But, I got it wrong.  An explosion at a concert in the UK proved me wrong in a spectacle of falsifiability in action that I think that Karl Popper might have liked.  Monday was not safe at all.  If the rest of the week is quiet, I will be even “more wrong.”  (But, I would rather be wrong than see more loss of life.)

In passing, while reblogging, I came across this article: Venus as Innana at the Second Gate.  It is a bit abstract though maybe not too much so.  In summary, when Venus precedes the Sun as a “Morning Star,” it was called “Lucifer” (light bringer, or bringer of the dawn) by the Romans.  (Sound familiar?  A bit like “Lucifer Morningstar“?  See, also: Temptation is the Philospher’s Stone)

Here is what I find interesting: during the current cycle, beginning when Venus stationed direct earlier this spring (something that happens about every eighteen months as part of a larger cycle), when Venus “reached” the “first gate” (Moon conjunct Venus caused the “light bringer” to be temporarily eclipsed and, therefore, invisible), the first part of the French election occurred that heralds major changes in France and maybe in Europe.  That “gate” occurred with Moon / Venus in Pisces.

The second gate occurred on Monday (yesterday) in Aries (a sign associated with many things but particularly war).  Aries is ruled by Mars (very active with the Outers this week, and the Outers herald generational level change as opposed to individual changes), and Uranus (explosions and revolutions and major changes typically unforeseeable by most, even including astrologers) is in Aries.  One more time: Uranus is in Aries (and has been for a few years and will continue for a bit longer).

I think this Second Gate (I am now using it as a proper noun rather than simply an enumeration) signaled an event like the explosion.  Six more gates remain (if I am calculating correctly, but I am doing this in my head without the benefit of software), and that puts us into November (i.e. Scorpio) when the sequence shifts to something different (Venus conjunct Sun).  (If I have done the math wrong, somebody let me know, and I will adjust.)  This particular pattern of “gates” will end with a Sun / Venus conjunction in early January of 2018: “On January 9, 2018, Venus has a superior conjunction with the Sun at 18 Capricorn 57.”  (Someone remind me not to write these forecasts when I am this sleepy / “out of sorts.”)

Going a bit further out on the limb (and sawing behind me?):  Maybe, just maybe, this series of gates associated with the final Uranus / Pluto square a few years ago might be called “The Tortured Path to Redemption.”  (OK, I stole that idea.  Click on the link and you will see where it came from.  But I think that maybe it applies to us all collectively at this moment as we ask each other, and ourselves, “who are you?”  And we know that how we answer that question is an integrity test.)

I think that this series of gates is a useful tool to tie together short term events (i.e. Moon / Sun / Mercury / Venus) to Mars (the “gateway” in my opinion) to the “Outers” (asteroid belt and everything past that).  (Even though Mars is technically an outer, sometimes it acts a bit more like an Inner, or personal, planet due to the relatively short two year cycle.  Mars is a bit of both, a hybrid or gateway.)

I also think that this Venus sequence (an eighteen month cycle that, over a period of years, carves a pentagram in the sky and probably the true source of all metaphysical pentagrams) ALSO ties the Inners (personal) to the Outers (Generational).  Said differently, it is the key (along with Mars) to understanding our “place” in the larger universe (or at least the Solar System).

I am left wondering what this particular sequence will bring us, especially given the “punctuation mark” of the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  My guess is that, among other things, we will see a stock market (or bonds) upset in October or November of this year.  (Again, I hope I am wrong.)  But that is only a piece of a much larger puzzle.

People do not understand this, yet, but Donald Trump will prove to be a very important teacher.  I am not saying that everything he does will be “right.”  But even what he does “wrong” will bring VERY important lessons to anyone who is paying very close attention (and shutting out all the BS rhetoric floating around both sides of the political chasm).  Trump is a critically important channel to the future.

For those looking for today’s forecast, here is what I have to say: the danger is NOT over.   Moon joins Uranus (unstable), semisquares Neptune (agitation with lack of clarity), semisquares Mars (agitation and anger) and joins Mercury (also unstable).  Much of this occurs with Moon in Taurus, and when Taurus becomes unhinged all hell breaks loose (Hitler is the textbook example of an unhinged Taurus).

The security forces MAY be able to contain whatever is cooking “out there,” and we all hope for that.  Mars is VERY active this week, squared Neptune on May 11th and will oppose Saturn on May 29th a few days after the Gemini New Moon on May 25th.  Tuesday, Mars forms TWO biseptiles (karma and a glimpse of the future): (1) Juno (trust, wives, sisters, daughters, mothers and similar female roles, but especially TRUST) and (2) Astraea (law, lawyers, legal system, and any similar forms of formal disputes).

We talked about Pluto square Pallas (which perfects today) and how dangerous that is.  Pallas is a warrior goddess who was born fully formed and covered in armor.  Pluto is the God of the Underworld (and death).  I bet you can do the math about what happens when those two get in a fight!  (Squares, and related aspects, are a type of fight.)  The best you can hope for is an insight that is nearly blinding and so transformative that you might feel as if you have somehow been reborn.  (Oddly, this sounds almost Uranian / Promethean.)

We think that Mars / Pluto triseptiles (or the other Mars / Pluto Seventh Harmonic aspects: septile and biseptile) can be particularly dangerous.  The Pulse Club Shootings by Omar Mateen (Astrodatabank and Astrology in Crime) coincided with a Mars / Pluto Septile that we forecast thus:  “Today [June 11, 2016] 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). This will benefit you in important ways that you cannot see yet.”  Mateen was a person (Scorpio Sun / Taurus Moon!) who was angry and disenfranchised by those around him.  Many have said he had a mental health disability.  He was also an experienced security guard (warrior) who was licensed and skilled with firearms.  (“Gun control” would have been utterly useless in this case.  He had the proper training and licensure that we would expect of police or security guards!)

Little has been made of an important point: a kind word by the right person that night might have foreclosed the horrific events of June 11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

We think a similar kind of thing is driving events his week.  The kind word to someone you know who “is not doing well” may not only be the decent and “right thing to do,” it just might save lives.

We know, also, that some people cannot be reached.  What matters is that you try to make a difference by being helpful instead of damning someone, maybe unintentionally including yourself.

Last comment(s): clean house and avoid dangerous people, places, and things!  (And if the GPS in your Mercedes Benz starts flickering, take some time to stop and smell the roses or maybe visit with the horses.)