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.



[Click to enlarge; opens in new tab]

Marsout (Helio)

[Click to enlarge; opens in new tab]


[Click to enlarge; opens in new tab]

Sunout (Helio)

[Click to enlarge; opens in new tab]


[Click to enlarge; opens in new tab]


[Click to enlarge; opens in new tab]

May 4, 2017 (Julian 124) Mercury SemiSquare Mars

May 4, 2017 (Julian 124) Mercury SemiSquare Mars

This is the post where I am supposed to tell you “everything is OK now.”  Except, it isn’t.

Mercury, barely direct and not moving quickly, semi-squares Mars today.  Mercury / Mars aspects tend to instigate fights.  So do semi-squares.  Together, they are bad news.

And as has been popular on late night television, “But, wait!  There’s more.”  Moon will quincunx Chiron then Venus (quincunx produces misunderstandings, at best) and Moon semi-squares Jupiter between them.  Remember what we just said about semi-squares?   Well, keep in mind that, among other things, Jupiter is the “amplifier” of the planets: its job is to make things “bigger.”  I bet you can connect the dots as to what that means on a day like this.

And, no, we are NOT finished yet.  Moon will sesquiquadrate Pluto and Mercury today.  The sesquiquadrate is a square and a semi-square combined, and Pluto is all about power struggles (along with death, taxes, “other people’s money,” poisons, police, intelligence agencies….).  Could it get worse?

Yep.  In the Western Hemisphere, the last aspect of the day is Moon (Virgo) square Mars (in Gemini, ruled by the barely moving Mercury).  Mars, as you might recall, is both the “lesser malefic” and the “God of War.”  This perfects about 10:15 PM CDT.

So, do not expect things to let up today re: safety.  You can certainly start to “get things done,” indeed you will have a ton of energy to do just that.  But if you get caught in any dispute or temper tantrum or the like, then things could turn very ugly.  Stay out of those!  (Things have been a bit dicey here in DFW lately.)

Outers are difficult to interpret, but Mars opposite Black Moon Lilith tells me that SOME people will have truly incredible sex today.  If you have a teenager, especially a teenaged daughter, then this might be a particularly bad day for you.  (We no longer permit chastity belts.  And chances are good she will be in a rare “mood.”)

Does this day have ANY good uses?  Yes!  This is a GREAT day to start fixing those Mercury Retrograde glitches as long as you stay out of squabbles.  And, today is a GREAT day to start a new exercise program as long as you do not “overdo it.”  (And we bet at least a few people might need to take care of accounting / tax matters today.)

(But, if that video does not work for you, try this one:)