2020-04-30 : Sun septile North Node (Rahu); Venus biquintile Pluto; Vesta septile Eris; Destiny has arrived for millions

2020-04-30 : Sun septile North Node (Rahu); Venus biquintile Pluto; Vesta septile Eris; Destiny has arrived for millions.


Days like this are difficult to write for.  That is not because the astrology does not speak.  It does speak.  Unfortunately, it tells us what we already know.  This will be an exercise, therefore, in what some call “confirmation bias.”  But, we can only read what we are given.

Unlike a diplomat or seasoned “sales executive,” we present the bad news first.  The bad news is this: Vesta forms a septile with Astraea.  We interpret that combination thus: traditions (Vesta) enter into a “karmic” relationship (that can produce insights from “lessons learned”) with Eris, the goddess of Discord (and retribution)Tara Greene interprets Vesta to be related to “inVESTments.”  (“VENUS turns RETROGRADE conjunct VESTA the asteroid GODDESS of in VESTments, You can’t make this shit up, “)  JBuss describes the Septile as an aspect of “timing”:  “The Seventh Harmonic is about Stillness in Readiness for Action, very Aikido-like.  I simplify interpretation of the Septile as Timing.

An alternative interpretation to mine, and NOT inconsistent with mine (i.e. both things could be true), is that Investments are meeting Discord in a manner related to timing.  Could this be the day that sets the stage for what comes next when certain businesses open for customers again, restaurants and cinemas and such.  The best that we can hope for is that most of the businesses are saved and we do NOT have a second wave.  But almost everyone observing, adults (and maybe teenagers) of sound mind & body, knows that SOMEthing will come out of this.  We just do not know what.

And given this “Vesta septile Eris” aspect perfecting today, it does not sound “encouraging.”

That’s the bad news, and nobody needs astrology to draw this conclusion.

One more time, the BEST that we can hope for is some sense of “normal.” 

(But the “mid-term grades” may not be so good.)

Now for the rest of the story:

  • Sun septile North Node: another confirmation of this idea of “fate” being in play here; many of us will desperately try to control what cannot be controlled.
  • Mercury biseptile Mars: the potential for violence continues though violent words are more likely than violent acts; as you watch events unfold, ask yourself this: how could this have been handled differently (actually, I think that the conduct of most people has been exemplary)
  • Venus quincunx Neptune : the person I consider to have been my primary teacher in astrology (several of those, but I spent more time with one than all others combined) HATED the quincunx.  I recall him saying “it is worse than the squares.”  It is the aspect of false hopes and miscommunicationsThough Neptune is considered a “higher octave of Venus,” in this case they simply have nothing in common whatsoever.
  • Venus biquintile Pluto: Financial markets, and their performance, will be a central issue at this time; an important insight can be had from today.
  • Ceres trine North Node: supply chains appear to start moving again.

“Oddly, today is a “feel good” kind of day (Moon in Leo squares Sun in Taurus) where we feel a sense of relief that “things” are starting to move again.  But, at the same time, we are all quite apprehensive about the risks & dangers that face us.  If you are “at risk” at all, I exhort you to stay home and stay safe and practice the best practices you can with regard to protecting yourself (and your family) from this virus.

As we said in the beginning: no astrology needed to produce these predictions.

But, sometimes, that is what we are given from astrology: the obvious.



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Marsout (Helio)

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Sunout (Helio)

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2020-04-23 : Ceres into Pisces; Mars BiNovile Uranus; Neptune Sesquiquadrate Astraea

2020-04-23 : Ceres into Pisces; Mars BiNovile Uranus; Neptune Sesquiquadrate Astraea


Today is full of glitches, but it also has opportunities to solve problems.  Do that today.  Tomorrow, Mars sesquiquadrates the North Node (Rahu, the Dragon’s Head) and all Hell breaks loose for some, maybe many, of us.  And Saturday, Pluto stations retrograde, making things worse.

Fix everything you can today; tomorrow might be too late.


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Outers are the most interesting part of the day although the entire day is active.  Ceres enters Pisces.  This is a mixed bag.  The “Grain Goddess” (that likely governs supply chains and markets in the modern world) has moved into Pisces, possibly good for healing issues but also introducing confusion into our supply chains and marketplaces.  (Given the events of the Pandemic so far, it “feels” like she has been there for a month.)  Bottom line: expect more weirdness in these areas.  (Along with humorous songs and videos and photographs)

Criminality (especially involving theft by misdirection) may become a problem at this time.  (“That truck was supposed to be sent to Las Vegas,” but it was routed elsewhere and “disappeared.”  If it is ever found, the missing food or pharmaceuticals are long gone.)

Mars binoviles Uranus, giving some of us smart ideas about how to take action more effectively. As is true with all Mars / Uranus aspects, a “low side” exists and it almost always involves “accidents” (and failure to plan).  Even there, the possibility of ingenious ideas emerges.

Neptune sesquiquadrate Astraea introduces confusion into legal settings and legal issues.  Those working in these areas should expect smokescreens, attempted cover-ups, and misdirection.  Others will be at risk of having their misdeeds (finally!) uncovered.  These are all low to mid forms.  The high forms will have legal documents that, oddly, read like poetry and even actual poetry or art about the legal system.  GREAT times for television shows about the law and law firms (but not necessarily so much for procedural crime dramas that focus on the police to the exclusion of the attorneys).

We leave the other aspects uninterpreted as an “exercise” for those wishing to dive into them.


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Sunout aspects, the kind most astrologers read, show Mercury activity dominating the day, meaning that issues of transportation and communication become important.  (How this fits with the confusion of Ceres in Pisces remains an open question.)

The four Mercury aspects are these:

  • Mercury BiNovile Saturn (a smart solution to properly processing details)
  • Mercury BiSeptile Astraea (legal issues and solutions to them)
  • Mercury Septile Vesta (how we have always done things)
  • Mercury Septile Ceres (those supply chain questions, again)

This is yet another day where the battle cries of “but we have always done it this way” and “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” are simply NOT the right answer.  Places where the system is broken leap out like a walrus covered in Hunter’s Orange.  Holes in the system practically glow incandescent.

Do not be stupid: fix it!

And, just because you develop a smart solution to processing details does not mean that you can completely ignore them.  That is also folly.  Followup checks and tests are needed today.  We cannot afford to have milk or produce or other food destroyed simply because our supply chains are not equipped to handle the problems.  (And this applies to other matters as well.)

Time to fix it, make certain it is fixed, and move forward. 

Tomorrow, “things” become different.


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The core issues of the day have been covered.  The moon forms biseptile aspects to Jupiter and Pluto, further emphasizing the “karmic” and “lessons learned” aspects of the day along with the possibility of breakthrough ideas.

Moon also forms a novile aspect to Venus and binovile aspect to Mars, again emphasizing windows of insight that can become windows of opportunity for those inclined to see those.  As we always say with regard to this: keep a notepad handy.  Today’s Martian emphasis might mean that you need to seize the moment and take action, also, when the window presents itself.

Sun and Moon both remain in Taurus though the New Moon perfected late yesterday.  While this tends to bode well for art, love, harmony, and finances, some people may not be willing to budge from their positions.  This does not bode well for problems in the system that the “we have always done it that way” crowd do not wish to recognize.

Table of Aspects

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Time Map

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