2020-04-24 : Mars Sesquiquadrates North Node; Moon squares Mars; Sun Semisquare Neptune

2020-04-24 : Mars Sesquiquadrates North Node; Moon squares Mars; Sun Semisquare Neptune


As we said yesterday: Mars sesquiquadrates North Node, and all hell breaks loose.  That’s the kind of talk that is dangerous for an astrologer to say.  Sometimes we get things wrong, and then we have egg on our face.  But, I am saying it.  Mars CAN be helpful, but it is known as the “Lesser Malefic” for good reason: it usually leads to violence, physical violence.  An only slightly higher form has it leading to hurtful words, the kind that sometimes end a relationship.  Athletes (and other martians, such as police) can sometimes channel this into something beneficial.

The sesquiquadrate aspect itself is, effectively, martian in nature and NOT usually any high form.  The North Node, also known as “Ketu” or the “Dragon’s Head,” is about “working through karma.  The vedic astrologers think this is good because we can “learn lessons.”  Maybe so, but those “lessons” are invariably unpleasant as hell at the time.

All of this is exacerbated by the Moon (in Taurus) which squares Mars (in Aquarius) and sets up a hard aspects pattern with the nodes.  (We might revise this entry later to examine this pattern more closely.)

No other outers make aspects, making this one more pronounced in its effect.

Sun semisquare Neptune perfects about four hours later, adding confusion to the mess (but possibly empowering creatives, such as poets and photographers, to derive creative works from these difficult situations).

Mercury is applying to a square to Pluto, which stations retrograde tomorrow.  For all practical purposes, Pluto can be treated as retrograde.  The Mercury / Pluto square is yet another indicator of a “difficult,” likely dangerous, day.  Avoid dangerous people, places, and things on this date.

Mercury forms a septile to Hygeia, more karma but also the potential to learn important insights. Sun noviles Hygeia, confirming the message of Mercury (or is it the other way around?).  Sun triseptiles Juno, leaving me wondering if we are going to see a female shooter on this date.  On the other hand, a female relative may be the person who provides a key insight to solving the problem.

Listen close: kind words to others today, people!  You have no idea what someone else is going through or how fragile or how dangerous they are.


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Table of Aspects

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Time Map

2020-04-24 Time Map

April 27, 2017 (Julian 117) Mars Sesquiquadrate Pluto

April 27, 2017 (Julian 117) Mars Sesquiquadrate Pluto

Lunar aspects are mostly in Taurus and mostly “unremarkable” as physicians sometimes write in their notes.  Moon (Taurus) sextiles Venus (Pisces) at 9:20 PM CDT and moves into Gemini 20 minutes later.  We note that this is late in the evening for most people in the Western Hemisphere (except maybe PDT), and is early in the morning for EU / UK.

We also note that this is a useful window for creatives despite it being a lunar void.  Write it down or capture it somehow and know that you may have to tune it or adjust it later to turn it into a masterpiece.  On the other hand, this is a terrible time to sign contracts or make practical commitments.

Outers are mostly quiet EXCEPT Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto.

As we mentioned in previous posts, this is part of a Thor’s hammer pattern, and we think that makes for dangerous “people, places, and things.”  Avoid those, and avoid being one of those yourself.  But do know, also, that you might can accomplish much, especially if you can avoid the dangers of your own temper.  If possible, working alone during this period might be wise.