2020-04-12 : Moon void of course most of the day then enters Capricorn; Mercury squares the Nodes

Summary for April 12, 2020

The key take-away for today is this: much of the day is spent with Moon void-of-course in Sagittarius. Even so, outers (planets, asteroids, “calculated points”) are active and have messages for us. Maybe the most important one is that Mercury squares the nodes, only a few days after leaving Pisces (NOT a good position for transiting Mercury although it can produce poets and musicians in a natal chart).
Mercury squaring the nodes tells us of a shift, a “karmic” shift, and we need pay close attention to the messages that come to us today. In the end, some information may be missing, and projects might need to be redone, but the messages are important nevertheless. Short trips and errands, and the events that happen on them, may also reveal important information to us. Keep your eyes open.

Daypages

Marsout

Early morning hours (@ 0451 CDT), before Moon moves v/c, finds Pallas (and asteroid) trine Sedna (an outer planet object whose status is in question but probably is a dwarf planet). Pallas has an orbital period of 4.62 Earth years while Sedna has one of over 11,000 years. This trine is not particularly rare but also not particularly common, with two trines occurring within each 4.62 year orbit.
Pallas Athena is a warrior goddess, similar to Mars in some ways but reputed in mythology to have sprang fully formed, with armor, from her father’s head. (Zeus, also known as Jupiter, was her father.)
So, what does this mean? Sedna is a sea goddess, and Pallas a warrior goddess. No doubt they do not give up their secrets easily, but we think something important involving shipping and the security of ocean-going vessels will occur today.


Mars biquintiles the North Node shortly after (0657 CDT, 6:57 am) the Moon / Sun trine, and the beginning of the void. What does that mean? We are not certain, but we think that, for certain people, a break-through idea might present itself regarding an important problem. Action is necessary, keeping in mind that it might have to be re-done or tuned later. Proceeding carefully, take action despite the void.
Pallas trines Hygeia, (11:05 am CDT) and issues of healthcare and trust come to the forefront. My guess is that this might involve protective gear (aka “PPE”) and healthcare providers needing to be able to trust the supply chains and non-clinical managers who should be providing the protective gear.
Uranus undeciile Vesta brings a subtle upset to certain traditionalists who MIGHT can learn a lesson from the event, IF they are paying attention.
AFTER the Moon moves into Captricon, Vesta sextiles Black Moon Lillith. Per Darkstar Astrology, the “Dark Goddess archetype as a whole is associated with sex, death, obsession, addiction, transformation, resurrection, magic, the occult and the taboo.” While Vesta is primarily concerned with traditions, it also represents prostitution (or sexual favors or ?). With these two in sextile, all bets are off, but be certain that this is another hot night for “romance” for certain people.

Sunout

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This day has a number of undecile family aspects in it; we will not interpret those. Other aspects were previously discussed in Marsout leaving: (1) Mercury square the Nodes and (2) Sun semisquare Vesta.

We mentioned Mercury square the Nodes previously, and it is likely the most important aspect of the day, the “mover” that activates all the other aspects.
Sun semisquare Vesta implies that certain attributes of the Lilith / Vesta sextile might have a coercive quality to it, or, at best, a sense of urgency, as in “quick, they’ll be back soon!” Alternatively, the kids might wake up at a rather inconvenient time.

Moonout + SunMoon

These are complicated and numerous; we will leave the interpretation for another. The Sun / Moon trine is a pleasant way to start the void.

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P1 (H) Asp P2 (H) Date Time Zone Pos1 Pos2
Mon (9) Pll Plu (10) 04/12/20 12:32:37 AM CDT -21°57′ -21°57′
Mon (9) Dec Jup (10) 04/12/20 12:51:24 AM CDT 19°Sg38′ D 25°Cp38′ D
Mon (9) Sqr Nep (12) 04/12/20 12:53:08 AM CDT 19°Sg39′ D 19°Pi39′ D
Mon (9) Sqq Ura (1) 04/12/20 02:51:22 AM CDT 20°Sg47′ D 05°Ta47′ D
Mon (9) Nov Sat (10) 04/12/20 03:43:35 AM CDT 21°Sg17′ D 01°Aq17′ D
Mer (12) BiUn Ven (2) 04/12/20 05:15:11 AM CDT 01°Ar57′ D 07°Ge24′ D
Mon (9) Und Plu (10) 04/12/20 05:21:17 AM CDT 22°Sg13′ D 24°Cp56′ D
Mon (9) Und Jup (10) 04/12/20 06:36:10 AM CDT 22°Sg56′ D 25°Cp39′ D
Mon (9) Tri Sun (1) 04/12/20 06:45:56 AM CDT 23°Sg01′ D 23°Ar01′ D
Mon (9) Tri Sun (1) 04/12/20 06:45:57 AM CDT 23°Sg01′ D 23°Ar01′ D
Mar (11) BQnl Nod (3) 04/12/20 06:57:37 AM CDT 08°Aq48′ D 02°Cn48′ R
Mar (11) Dec SNo (9) 04/12/20 06:57:38 AM CDT 08°Aq48′ D 02°Cp48′ R
Mon (9) BSpt Chi (12) 04/12/20 07:40:41 AM CDT 23°Sg32′ D 06°Ar24′ D
Mon (9) SSq Mar (11) 04/12/20 08:12:05 AM CDT 23°Sg50′ D 08°Aq50′ D
Mon (9) QiUn Ven (2) 04/12/20 08:15:31 AM CDT 23°Sg52′ D 07°Ge30′ D
Mon (9) TrUn Mer (12) 04/12/20 08:27:49 AM CDT 23°Sg59′ D 02°Ar10′ D
Mon (9) QaUn Ura (1) 04/12/20 10:02:48 AM CDT 24°Sg53′ D 05°Ta48′ D
Mon (9) SSx Plu (10) 04/12/20 10:08:23 AM CDT 24°Sg57′ D 24°Cp56′ D
Mon (9) Dec Sat (10) 04/12/20 10:45:36 AM CDT 25°Sg18′ D 01°Aq18′ D
Mon (9) SSx Jup (10) 04/12/20 11:25:41 AM CDT 25°Sg40′ D 25°Cp40′ D
Mon (9) QNv Ven (2) 04/12/20 03:04:11 PM CDT 27°Sg44′ D 07°Ge44′ D
Mon (9) TrUn Chi (12) 04/12/20 03:57:43 PM CDT 28°Sg14′ D 06°Ar25′ D
Mon (9) Und Sat (10) 04/12/20 04:34:12 PM CDT 28°Sg35′ D 01°Aq18′ D
Mer (12) Sqr Nod (3) 04/12/20 05:28:36 PM CDT 02°Ar47′ D 02°Cn47′ R
Mer (12) Sqr SNo (9) 04/12/20 05:28:36 PM CDT 02°Ar47′ D 02°Cp47′ R
Mon (9) Nov Mar (11) 04/12/20 05:30:49 PM CDT 29°Sg07′ D 09°Aq07′ D
Mon (9) BNv Nep (12) 04/12/20 06:31:00 PM CDT 29°Sg40′ D 19°Pi40′ D
Mon (9) Cnj Cap (9) 04/12/20 07:05:12 PM CDT 00°Cp00′ D 00°Cp00′ D
Mon (9) Cnj Cap (9) 04/12/20 07:05:13 PM CDT 00°Cp00′ D 00°Cp00′ D
Nep (12) Cpl Chi (12) 04/12/20 07:26:29 PM CDT -05°01′ +05°01′
Mon (9) SSx Sat (10) 04/12/20 09:26:57 PM CDT 01°Cp19′ D 01°Aq19′ D
Mon (9) Pll SNo (9) 04/12/20 09:32:11 PM CDT -23°24′ -23°24′
Mon (9) Cpl Nod (3) 04/12/20 09:32:11 PM CDT -23°24′ +23°24′
Mer (12) Und Ura (1) 04/12/20 10:10:56 PM CDT 03°Ar06′ D 05°Ta50′ D

2020-04-02 THU

2020-04-02 THU

Summary

We have some relief today, and the morning is especially good for taking care of financial and household matters. At 1147 CDT the Moon moves void of course, and all bets are off until some time past 1326 CDT (when the Moon moves into Leo). Some attempts this afternoon might have to be subject to being redone as the Moon is in the “too early to tell” window. But Moon / Sun form a tridecile at 1613 CDT (4:13 PM), and you might have an “Aha!” moment to solve some nagging problem. Overall, for most people, it is a good day and a welcome relief.

Details

Marsout

The Outers (generational planets and objects) are less than straightforward today. Mars is triundecile Selena. A best guess is that this Mars / Selena aspect gives us a boost in terms of pursuit of matters related to our highest calling.
Uranus is quintile Ceres. Uranus can be disruptions or insights; Ceres is “food” and “prosperity,” arguably “supply chains” in this modern world. My guess is that we will see more supply chain disruptions BUT they could open the door to brilliant insights into how to manage supply chains better.
Mars is tridecile Juno, and other than issues of possible violence related to possible betrayal an interpretation is difficult to produce. Mars is also biundecile Black Moon Lillith, not easy to read other than not favorable for most. For new romances, however, this could be a romantic night and (dare we say it) great sex.
Moon is void from 1145 CDT until 1326 CDT; avoid acting on important matters during that window.

Sunout

Sunout (mostly traditional planets, starting with Sun, Mercury, and Venus) yields a sole binovile between the Sun and the North Node (aka “Rahu,” or the “Dragon’s Head”). We interpret this to mean that some people will have a brilliant insight regarding their destiny, their calling or “Karma” that they must work through to grow.

Moonout

Moonout is almost always busy, given that we include higher order aspects. Here, we see Moon oppose Jupiter and Pluto in early morning hours, almost certainly done by the time most readers read this. The same is true regarding a quadrinovile to the South node not quite two hours past midnight.
The tridecile aspect to the Sun is a routine recurring monthly aspect. However, the decile family is related to the quintile family (deciles are multiples of 36 degrees (360 / 10) and quintiles multiples of 72 (360 / 5)). Similar to the novile in some ways, the Sun / Moon tridecile at 1613 CDT (4:13 PM) can give us an insight or “Aha!” moment. This is not a major one but a routine recurrence, this time embedded in this particular day and family of aspects. Pay attention; you might obtain a solution to some nagging problem.

2020-03-31 (March 31, 2020):  Mars Conjunct Saturn (and more)

2020-03-31 (March 31, 2020):
Mars Conjunct Saturn (and more)

Summary

The dominant aspect today is Mars conjunct Saturn at 0 Aquarius.  Others have written about this and the likelihood that this could be a particularly difficult day.

We explore a Venus septile Chiron aspect that further confirms this as a difficult day.  The Venus / Chiron aspect, as well as four lunar septiles, tell us that this day could be dangerous, a “Karmic” day that could lead to a tragedy if, collectively, “we” have failed to learn an important lesson.

A lone novile shortly past 9 AM (Central Time) could give us an insight that solves the difficulty.

Details

Marsout

Many others have written about Mars / Saturn perfecting the 0 Aquarius conjunction today.  We cannot add much to the analyses that have been done, some of which are excellent.  Therefore, we focus on the Venus / Chiron septile in the daypage (above) with the chart for the perfection of that aspect to be next:

 

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Septiles are a higher order aspect, and like the other higher order aspects (quintile / biquintiles, novile family, and others) they can bring brilliant insights.  Where the septiles differ is septiiles almost always involve some kind of KARMADid we learn the lesson?

In the past, about a week before the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Florida (2016), we noted a Septile perfecting (on the day of the shooting) and produced the analysis that “Today 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).”  (See, also: 2016-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2016.)  The shooter was a security guard who had fallen on difficult times, a Scorpio with a Scorpio-Taurus in his natal chart, and an individual who might not have killed had someone been able to “reach” him.

In that case, we had NOT learned the lesson.

This day, March 31, 2020, has that same kind of feeling.  Here, we have Venus septile Chiron rather than Mars septile Pluto.  AND, we would expect the septiile today to be more benevolent.

BUT, (1) Venus is conjunct Algol (we have written extensively about Algol, notably 2010 Spring Equinox and relationship to the Deepwater Horizon disaster in late April), beginning on Hitler’s birthday (April 20th), (2) Chiron (the “wounded healer”) continues to be square to the Nodes (as was true six days  ago at the time of the annual Sun / Chiron conjunction), and (3) Chiron is square the Moon (nearly conjunct the North Node of Karma / Destiny).

Reaching beyond the obvious difficulty we might expect of the Mars / Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius (and, as others have written, that is such a long term aspect that it should be viewed as an important driver of this “Covid19 Pandemic” we are currently experiencing), we see that the Venus / Chiron septile (and relatiionship to Algol and square Moon & nodes) tells us to expect this particular day to likely be one of difficulty.

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We will keep this analysis short:

  • Four (4) septile family aspects occur with the Moon today (IN ADDITION to Venus / Chiron): (1) Moon biseptile Sun; (2) Moon triseptile Jupiter; (3) Moon septile Uranus; and (4) Moon biseptile Uranus  This is another set of amplifiers of the Karmic nature of this day!
  • Moon perfects quincunx (inconjunct) aspects to both Mars & Saturn, telling us of misunderstandings that lead to heartache
  • A lone binovile (Sun / Moon at 0913 CDT) tells us of an insight that MIGHT prevent a tragedy of some kind.  Pay attention to your thoughts near this time.

Marsout Daypage

  • We note that Pluto joins Pallas (at 2157 CDT); this also confirms the tendency for this to be a warlike or violent day.  However, this energy CAN be channeled into insights and breakthroughs if anger and disputes are avoided or quickly and safely resolved.

One Last Comment: You should treat today’s “warning” as being in effect for most of the rest of the week.  Now is NOT the time to take risks!

Previous Occurances of Mars conjunct Saturn at 0 Aquarius

Solar Fire v9 Mar 31 2020

Electional Search Results

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2020-03-30 (March 30, 2020): Brilliant Ideas, but Warning Flags (Go Slow!)

As some of you know, I am restarting my astrology blogs.  Part of the process is reviewing what does, or does not work.  For now, I will play with daily forecasting (not necessarily every day) and see where it takes us.

March 30, 2020

Most astrologers are writing off this day as a lost day due to a particularly long Moon v/c (“void of course”).  One reader who reblogs my work calls it “moon void off course.”  That is not consistent with what almost everyone calls it, paradoxically making it brilliantly consistent with the problems that Moon v/c typically brings.

Moon v/c: Always “Bad”?

I first started watching Moon v/c periods in 1987, and I spent quite a bit of effort learning about them from an experiential viewpoint.  Yes, they tend to bring problems.  But, guess what?  SOMEtimes they can be useful. (And, if you do not believe me, just ask Lee Lehman and Jim Shawvan.)

Changes in Tools; Changes in Insights

Recently (March 28/29, 2020), I had a bit of a back and forth with another astrologer, presumably a younger one by his style of analysis and writing.  He was arguing that prohibitions against reading an horary chart with an ascendant in the first three degrees or last three degrees no longer applies because of the accuracy with which we can construct charts using 21st century digital computers and astrology software.

He had interesting points.  Those of you more familiar with my work know where I stand based on an article that I wrote about eight to ten years ago (2010 to 2012): “Maybe it isn’t a point after all…. (aka Fractal Astrology)

The Three Degree Rule and the Anaretic Degree

While I still adhere to the three degree rule (and more, if you have read my recent pieces “March 18th through 19th of 2020: Sun in Pisces, Anaretic and Saturn in Capricorn, Anaretic” and “Grand Conjunction versus the Anaretic Sextile Prior to Vernal Equinox.”), I acknowledge that his point is worth exploring.  However, I go in a bit of a different direction.

Patterns, Higher Order Aspects, Asteroids, and Special Calculations

Specifically, I explore (1) patterns that were not as easily identified and explored before the advent of current generations of software and (2) higher order aspects that were not explored as much as traditional aspects, likely due to the same kinds of issues involving computing power.  Two additional explorations are worth mentioning: (1) asteroids (not visible to many prior to the twentieth century) and (2) specialty calculations (midpoints, Arabic parts, and similar).  (For example, consider this Marsout Calendar for the Month of March, 2020.)

For some of you, that is a LONG introduction.  But my point is worthwhile: despite the long void, this day can be useful And, I plan to show you precisely how by exploring the calendar features available in SolarFire 9.  (Other tools no doubt have similar features, this just happens to be the tool that I use for most, but not all, of my work.)

Sunout Pages

First let’s explore the Sunout pages.  .In particular, here are the Sunout aspects (Does not include lunar aspects and is limited regarding asteroids) first for the week (simply for your convenience if you decide to explore the aspects for later this week) and specifically for March 30, 2020:

Sunout Week

2020-03 Week 14 Sunout

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Sunout March 30, 2020

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Notice that we see (1) Mars enter Aquarius (at 1443 CDT) after (2) Mercury Septile Uranus (at 1232 CDT) but before Mars bidecile Chiron (at 2249 CDT).  All of this happens after Moon in Gemini moves v/c (at 1008 CDT) and before the Moon moves into Cancer (on March 31st).

What does it mean?

We have seen a day similar to this before, February 3, 2016.  Before you read any further, a useful exercise is to try to recall what you were doing in early February of 2016 and list any useful ideas or activities from that time.  If you have a personal calendar, check it.

Two Curious Articles

Most of that date is not particularly remarkable.  But, consider these two articles: (1) actually, a series of articles from “Hackaday,” and (2) an article from Forbes on “Why Washington Is Making It Easier For Rich Foreigners To Buy U.S. Real Estate.”

Summary of Aspects

We note that day (1) had a bidecile; (2) had significant Mars activity; and (3) had Chiron activity.  The Moon was NOT v/c and was in Sadge (“foreign relations” and “higher order thought”).  The two days are NOT identical, or particularly close, but may be close enough for our purposes here.

The Hackaday page covers a number of seemingly curious, maybe frivolous, topics that, potentially could prove quite important.  Why would “drone races” be important?  How about development for combat usage?  Why would undersea server farms be useful?  They tell us: current server farms are beginning to encounter serious cooling issues, and the cold temperatures of the floor of the ocean might solve that issue.

The Forbes article is cautionary.  It is a “heads up,” an alert to possible problems brewing.

NOW, I offer this: both of those things are true for Monday, March 30, 2020.  Mercury septile Uranus can give us brilliant breakthroughs, but the Moon v/c tells us that more research and tuning will be necessary.

Mars entering Aquarius (there are those “First Three Degrees” again!) tells us that we will be tempted to act, BUT SHOULD WAIT.  And Mars bidecile Chiron throws a red flag: the Moon v/c tells us to wait (more information is coming), and we should do that.

Mr. Shawvan does not indicate that this particular Moon v/c is an “Opportunity Period.”

We could stop there.  But, we will not.  We have more to say.

Moonout Pages

Moonout aspects almost always present so much detail that interpretation is difficult.  We will touch the surface of the topic.

And, it is here that we see the counter-argument of the other astrologer: the information available via improvements in computing power let us address issues we did not explore when we were effectively limited to the “Ptolemaic aspects” that define when the void begins.

Moonout Week

Here is the week for “Moonout” aspects.  They are so numerous that, undoubtedly, some days will not contain all of them.  (We leave that as an exercise for the ambitious.)

2020-03 Week 14 Moonout

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Moonout March 30, 2020

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A Warning

We see only a single “Ptolemaic aspect” here: the Moon / Neptune square that begins the void.  Let us be clear: Moon square Neptune can be dangerousAvoid driving or operating heavy equipment at that time if you can.  Best to take a break and relax, daydream, during the half an hour or so where it dominates.

More Warnings

But, digging into the aspects, we learn much useful information.   Earlier, before the void, we had a pair of sesquiquadrates (Mars and Saturn!).  Again, we should be on guard if we are awake during these early morning hours.  For the UK and EU, if we did not have quarantines and similar restrictions, this would be rush hour.  Tempers could flare.  Stay away from dangerous people, places, and things.  The semi-square with Uranus (at 1151 CDT) repeats the message: avoid dangerous activities or being in situations that put you at risk.

However

However, if you avoid dangerous people, places, and things, today can be profoundly useful.  You will have flights of fancy.  Moon biquintile Jupiter (at 0813 CDT) tells us that.  Moon biquintile Pluto (at 0924 CDT) tells us that.  Moon quintile Chiron (at 0708 CDT) tells us that.  And, finally, Moon quintile Sun (at 1645 CDT) tells us that.  And, you might be tempted to ignore these ideas as “frivolous.”  Don’t!

The “Frivolous” Ideas That MIGHT Be Your Best Gifts Yet!

Those frivolous ideas, the ones like “drone races” and “undersea server farms,” WRITE THEM DOWN.  Let them slip past you, and you will lose a gift, maybe one of the more important gifts of your life.  Write it down.  Draw the pictures.  Tell a friend (and ignore the sesquiquadrate driven criticisms that they are certain to spew).  LOCK THOSE IDEAS IN!

Fleming and the Petri Dishes

The Moon v/c tells us that you might have to change or tune them later.  But, is that really a problem if they bring you a superb gift?  If Fleming had thrown out the petri dishes that had been contaminated by penicillin mold, we might not have developed antibiotics, or we might not have developed them for another century or two.  How many would have died?

In fact, they were nearly lost.

Open Your Eyes

Open your eyes, and you will see the opportunities.  Capture them.  Stay safe.  And, wait to act on your gifts until later.

Yes, the Moon is v/c today.  Yes, you need to be careful.

BUT, you can make this day count for something!

 

July 10, 2017 (Julian 191) Mars square Eris

July 10, 2017 (Julian 191) Mars square Eris

First, let us dispense with the more ordinary aspects of the day.  The Moon is past full and now waning.  Some still count it as full, but it is void of course in Capricorn (possibly the most useless void imaginable), but moves into Aquarius slightly past midnight CDT.  Frankly, we would declare the lunation as “over” by the time this sign change occurs.

What dominates?  Others have discussed the Sun opposite Pluto.  That will have perfected by the time you read this, but it does have an influence and can provide energy to accomplish useful work IF power struggles and spats and altercations and such (oh, my!) can be avoided.  Mercury sesquiquadrate Saturn COULD also be viewed as “annoying,” but we agree with others who interpret it as giving many of us the focus to pay attention to important details that might be overlooked.

We have become increasingly interested in higher order (fifth harmonic (quintiles) and seventh harmonic (septiles)) aspects and also interactions of outer planet (or “generational”) bodies.  This includes asteroids and distant objects such as Sedna.

Mars squares Eris today.  Similar to Sedna, Eris is a distant object, but it is typically associated with chaos, sometimes massive chaos.  With Mars square Eris today, and likely creating a T-Square with Pluto, we think today, and maybe this week, could be another dangerous one.  We urge you to be careful.

But, again, beyond the danger (if you can stay safe), chances are good that you might can accomplish things today beyond your ordinary abilities.  And if you do not accomplish, then you will make definitive discoveries as to exactly what the roadblocks are.

June 23, 2017 (Julian 174) New Moon in Cancer; Solstice “begins” in earnest

June 23, 2017 (Julian 174) New Moon in Cancer; Solstice “begins” in earnest

We have mentioned the key idea before, but we will state it again here.  “The New Moon is this evening, 9:30 PM CDT (and after dark in U.S. time zones except PDT, and early tomorrow morning for UK / EU).  Until then, you have a final window for cleanup or prep before the big shift comes.  And, it is coming.”

While the Summer Solstice was officially either June 20th or June 21st (depending upon your time zone), we have been in a needed “house cleaning” mode the past few days.

Sun, Moon, Mercury and Mars are all in Cancer, and Venus is in Taurus.  This combination tends to “activate” Earth and Water signs, though the Mercury / Mars pairing tend to bring harsh words and sometimes violence.  Avoid those, and you might have the energy to channel into “getting things done.”  Mars squares Jupiter on June 25th, two days from now, leading people to “blow things out of proportion.”  A week later, Mars in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn.  This is notoriously dangerous.  And July 17th, Mars squares Uranus in Aries, also dangerous.  The entire period, from New Moon on the 23rd (now) until July 17th is a period that is either risky or in which you can “get things done,” sometimes both

Mars specifically perfects oppositions to Juno (the angry wife) and Astraea (among other things, divorce lawyers) today.  This more Mars activity in a period we have described as dangerous repeatedly, a number of times now.

Beyond that, we cannot add much beyond the various other forecasts that have been written.  You can see those on “New Moons Only.”

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?)

June 13, 2017 (Julian 164) Moon in Aquarius + A Storm Begins

June 13, 2017 (Julian 164) Moon in Aquarius + A Storm Begins

Chances are good you have felt the Jupiter (station direct) and Neptune (station retrograde) weirdness for the past few weeks.  In traditional astrology, ALL of the matters ruled by Neptune (in modern astrology) are ruled by Jupiter.  So, no matter which system you follow, the message remains the same: “things” that are “ruled” by Jupiter / Neptune are, at a minimum, “shifting” now and for many they are simply a mess.

What are we talking about?  Quite a bit.  In modern astrology terms, (1) Jupiter is associated with higher education (typically colleges and universities), foreign travel and “foreigners,” law, courts, and legal matters, and sometimes extra-marital affairs (or other “infidelity”); (2) Neptune is associated with health and healthcare (particularly illness and hospitalization), poetry, lyrics, songs, photography, videography, alcohol & drug addiction, and sometimes criminality (usually petty crime) and deceit.

Mercury trines Jupiter (usually favorable) and forms, along with the Moon, a Grand Air Trine.  For writers, this should be a great aspect, but the issues mentioned (“slow” movement from our Earth bound perspective) might turn it all on the ear.  The same goes with anyone involved in communications or transportation or typical “air sign” activities.  Add Uranus in the mix and you have a “kite,” a pattern of special opportunity.

We think that clear cut “winners” and “losers” will emerge today.  We also think you will be able to tell which category you are in quickly.  “Things” will either go your way, fluidly, or you will encounter roadblocks, stop signs, and caution lights.  Keep your eyes open, and adjust accordingly.

Mercury also forms a square to Neptune, and this is notorious for problems for people who have addictions of any kind but especially alcohol or drugs.  If you are in recovery, you will need to be extra vigilant to avoid slippery “people, places, and things” and practice the HALT principle (do not get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired).  If you attend support group meetings, this is a good time to avail yourself of those.

If you are NOT in recovery but maybe should be, this is a good week to take the plunge.

If you have mental health issues then you might need a “med adjustment” or some other help.  Do that this week.

This is an extraordinary day for anybody who is a poet or songwriter or interested in pursuit of those.  Take advantage of this special window if that applies to you.

Mars quintiles Eris, and that is bad for most people.  If you are the kind of person who creates chaos and maybe engages in violence, then the day might favor you.  For the rest of us, perfection of this aspect can favor those who we call “bad guys.”

Hygeia (health and healthcare) also perfects a sesquiquadrate (urgency) to Sedna (victims), yet another sign that today (or maybe this week) is dangerous.

Summary: avoid dangerous people, places, and things, do not abuse drugs or alcohol (or engage in other addictions), and consider spending some quiet time writing poetry or taking photographs.

Today is a mixed bag: some dangerous people might cause harm, and some brilliant and talented people will produce important gifts for the rest of us.

June 9, 2017 (Julian 160) Full Moon + Jupiter Direct Station

June 9, 2017 (Julian 160) Full Moon + Jupiter Direct Station

What can we add?  Much, if not all, of our most important comments were for yesterday, with the Moon in (early) Sagittarius and waxing.  Today’s FM perfects in the morning hours for the Western Hemisphere, and mid afternoon hours for UK / EU.  Much has been written about it, and we have reblogged the many opinions of others on our other blog, Full Moons Only.

The same kind of thing is true for today’s Jupiter Direct station, reblogged on Retrogrades Only.  You will notice less content there.  That is because most commentary about the Jupiter shift has been integrated into the full moon posts.

So what remains to be said?  Outside of my usual analytic self, I feel a profound sense of sadness.  To be certain, this is a happy FM and is happening in the spring of the year.  But something has had an effect on me, maybe the many terrorists acts and atrocities.  Maybe it is this piece by OneAnna (Cancer Killing Recipe).  Her blog lacks the sophisticated trickery that many of us use, but she was here when I started blogging in 2008, and she has managed to survive despite the diagnosis she claims.  If it is her time, then that leaves me sad.

What else to say?  Sun forms one of two annual quincunx aspects with Pluto.  (Pluto is in Capricorn; one quincunx is in Aries and the other is in Gemini.  This is the latter.  These will continue to happen in similar configurations for a few more years.  And do keep in mind that sesquiquadrates, and the potential for Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) aspects always accompanies those.)  With Sun / Pluto at 17 and Neptune at 14, I think we can argue that a Yod exists (major decisions) with Pluto at the apex.  This is a particularly uncomfortable decision no matter which choice you make.  (No matter which “leg” you choose, you end up with Pluto: death, taxes, poisons, assassinations, police, and intelligence agencies.)

Venus (Taurus, favorable) sextiles Mars (Cancer, unfavorable), and this means peace on one hand (“good”) but a profound lack of incentive to “get things done” (“bad”) on the other hand.  Whether this works for you, or against, depends on who you are and what situation characterizes your life.  For some, this is “good,” and for others it is “bad.”  Here is what is important to remember: you CAN “get things done” if you are willing to make the effort.  Anything involving long distance travel, higher education (universities), or law & legal will tend to fizzle, so you might focus your efforts in other areas if you find no progress in those.

Outers are busy today, and three aspects capture our attention.  Chiron (Pisces) sesquiquadrate Vesta (Leo) will affect some, and you will have a sense of urgency to deal with issues involving healthcare, higher education, mentors and the traditions associated with those.  Do what you can, keeping in mind the considerations of the previous paragraph.  Pallas biseptiles Hygeia, amplifying any issues involving health or healthcare issues.  Saturn triseptiles the White Moon, and we are not quite sure what that means EXCEPT that this is an important time to closely scrutinize the choices you have been making and your habits.  A change may be needed in a subtle area that may look insignificant but is not.  (Example: buying an expensive coffee each day instead of placing those funds in savings.)

The message of OneAnna has us thinking, and we offer it to anyone willing to receive it:

June 8, 2017 (Julian 159) Waxing Moon in Sagittarius + more….

June 8, 2017 (Julian 159) Waxing Moon in Sagittarius + more….

Today, and tomorrow, are complex.  Moon has entered Sagittarius and is waxing, building to the Full Moon (Moon in Sadge / Sun in Gemini) tomorrow at 8:09 AM CDT.  The Moon does NOT go void after perfecting the FM (which sometimes happens) but goes on to make other aspects.  AND on this same day, Jupiter stations direct.

Also, this is as “full” as this FM can be at night.  Friday night it is shrinking, and much (not all) of the show is over.  If you are celebrating the waxing full moon, you need to do it tonight.

Outer planet stations can be tricky to interpret because the following shadow period lasts, literally, months.  So, what does it mean?  We can only guess that it deals with topics where Jupiter (ambassadors, “foreigners,” foreign travel, higher education, law, legal, courts of law, and similar topics) and Libra (art in general but particularly art forms such as writing (prose more than poetry, Pisces “owns” poetry), “relationships,” law and the legal system (and questions of “fairness,” sometimes synonymous with the term “equity” or “equitable”) and almost any other question of “balance”).  Since the Moon is in Sadge (a survivable but not particularly favorable place for it) and Jupiter is “standing still” (from our Earth bound vantage point), “things” can become a bit messy.  (The Moon “could” be strong, except it is in the sign ruled by Jupiter and Jupiter is at a standstill, further debilitating the Moon.)

Mercury (now in its home of Gemini) also forms a sesquiquadrate (get it done NOW because it is overdue) aspect with Pluto (in Capricorn, strong but not at home), and we feel a strong sense of urgency.  Since Mercury CAN rule accounting or bookkeeping, Capricorn is about finances and (especially large) corporations, and Pluto is about digging into the deeper aspects of everything, we bet that something “interesting” will happen with regard to the financial markets (on a large scale) and maybe your personal finances or budgeting (or a personal scale).  If it does not happen today, then it will happen tomorrow or already happened yesterday.

Outers continues to be complex, and both Mars and Black Moon Lilith continue to be active.  Many of the higher order aspects are difficult to read, but a few are clear.  Jupiter (Libra) perfects a sextile to Vesta (Leo), and we find that traditions are emphasized, particularly regarding courts and higher education but also in personal relationships.  We are purposely understating the case here because we suspect that the Jupiter station makes these issues HUGE “punctuation marks” in the lives of many of us.

Neptune (poetry, photography, videography, sometimes alcohol or drug abuse or criminality) perfects a novile (high order insights that are glimpses of the future, PAY ATTENTION!) with Pallas (genius and insight, but particularly of a military or athletic nature more than the more general Uranian variety).

You will have an important hint given to you today, and it may be very difficult to understand, maybe extra strange (a UFO will land in your yard and steal your pink flamingos).  You do not believe in UFOs, don’t have any pink flamingos (and detest them), and you write the idea that this is important off as stupid.

But the next day, or maybe this weekend, or next week, or “soon,” your elderly auntie stops by your house and gives you, much to your surprise, her cherished pink flamingos, a pair of them.  She goes on to see the doctor, is immediately hospitalized, and dies an hour later.  You put the flamingos out front for trash collection.  Some guys in a moving van, who are actually “aliens” from Mexico, employed by “UFO Movers” of Roswell, New Mexico, see the flamingos and take them.

And then they are gone, headed out of state to a destination over 1,000 miles away.  They are transient labor, and you will NEVER track them down.  Gone forever.

You find out next week that one of those flamingos was worth $10,000.  A pair is extra rare, and they were worth $25,000.  The technical explanation for this situation is this: You are one STUPID f-cker.  You did NOT pay attention to the gift of insight the universe gave you.

Moral of the story: PAY ATTENTION!  Noviles work like this….

Sun is in Gemini.  “Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention.”

And Mars is still quite active.

 

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).