2020-04-27 : Moon moves into Cancer; Mercury moves into Taurus; Sun BiSeptile Pluto; Uranus Septile Vesta

2020-04-27 : Moon moves into Cancer; Mercury moves into Taurus; Sun BiSeptile Pluto; Uranus Septile Vesta

  • Moon septiles Sun before Noon: a minor karmic lesson that COULD yield an insight
  • Moon moves into Cancer: a break for water and earth signs
  • Mercury moves into Taurus: communications become more deliberate and transportation slows; Mercury is quite active and criminality and deception could be a problem
  • Uranus Septile Vesta: status quo & traditions are challenged today
  • Sun BiSeptile Pluto brings karmic lessons that can be an “Aha!” moment


We begin by noting that the Moon septiles the Sun slightly past 11 AM CDT (1100 Central), sextiles Mercury at 11:58 AM (1158 CDT), and is void for half an hour until it enters its home, Cancer.  Moon remains in the early degrees that horary practitioners call “too early to tell” for the afternoon and into the evening.

Outers are mostly quiet.  The most significant event with outers involves Uranus (aka Prometheus) forming a septile with Vesta in the helio (Sun centered) version.  This COULD imply yet another disruption in traditions (including “but it’s how we have always done things”) that can lead more insightful observers to a possible “Aha!” moment.  This perfects at 9:49 PM Central (2149 CDT), but, at a minimum, we have felt it all day and surely since at least a week ago (or more).

By far, Mercury is the most active object, moving into Taurus (tropical, geocentric) and making a total three aspects from that vantage point and SEVEN (7) from the heliocentric (Sun centered rather than Earth centered) vantage pointThe big issues today involve transportation and communication and possibly theft or deceit or variations on criminality.  Helio also shows Mercury forming TWO BiNoviles, so expect insights and Aha! moments at those times.

Sun biseptile Pluto brings more “Aha!” moments, but these may be “karmic” as is typically true with septile family aspects.  Pay your dues, if you must, and learn the lesson and move on.

Lunar aspects are mostly ordinary but an early morning biquintile to Saturn COULD yield an “Aha!” moment on how to do ordinary, practical, “day to day” tasks a little better.  In the evening, a sesquiquadrate (SSQ) with Mars brings an annoyance or sense of urgency about some matter or both.


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Sunout (Heliocentric)

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

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


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.



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.

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  • 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

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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.”

May 1, 2017 (Julian 121) Mars Quadrinovile Saturn + Long Lunar Void

May 1, 2017 (Julian 121) Mars Quadrinovile Saturn + Long Lunar Void

Today contains a possible glimpse into the future, but since Mars (the lesser malefic) and Saturn (the greater malefic) are involved, the news may not be pleasant and it may be overtly “bad.”  Do pay attention because I think (for some of you) your safety might be involved.

Today is relatively simple and straightforward.  At 3:21 PM CDT the Moon in Cancer squares Uranus in Aries and turns void of course and remains void until 11:11 PM CDT when the Moon enters Leo where it will be for the next two days.  Jim Shawvan in the Daily Planetary Guide describes this period of time as an “Opportunity Period.”

We think it COULD be an “Opportunity Period,” but the Saturn square Chiron aspect is of concern to some people.  (Refer to yesterday’s post).  AND, we are only two days away from the Mercury Direct Station.  If you do decide to use the void period for “opportunities,” we recommend a very conservative position in your decision making.

April 30, 2017 (Julian 120) Saturn Square Chiron

April 30, 2017 (Julian 120) Saturn Square Chiron

The big news today is that Saturn (Sagittarius) squares Chiron (Pisces).  The major pain that results for many people from this aspect may have been felt yesterday.  The fastest moving planet in this combination is Saturn with a 29.5 year orbit; Chiron has a somewhat irregular 50 year orbit.

That means that a year for Saturn is like a day for the Moon.  We usually think of lunar aspects lasting about +/- two hours, about 1/6 of a day.  For Saturn, this would be equivalent to +/- a month.  Combined with what some have called the “Retrograde Spring” of 2017, “things” can be tough for late mutables (for example, people with Sun in Gemini / Virgo / Sagittarius / Pisces in the last week of the sign).

Also suffering significantly (or, if you do not like that language, “experiencing a transformation”) are those who are having a Saturn return (typically 28 to 30 years of age, 57 to 59 years of age, or near 90 years of age) and those having a Chiron return (about 49 to 51 years of age or about 100 years of age) or demi-return (25 or 75 years of age).  The people who are having the Chiron return (or demi) are likely hit the hardest of all, especially if they have any late mutable planets.

I would like to say “the worst is over now,” but I cannot.  Tuesday looks especially bad, worse than yesterday or today.  Tuesday the Sun (Taurus) forms (1) a sesquiquadrate with Saturn about 6:30 AM CDT and (2) a semisquare with Chiron about 10 AM CDT.

But, (Monday and) Tuesday get worse: Tuesday evening (between 8 PM CDT and 9 PM CDT) the Moon (void in Leo) forms a sesquiquadrate with both Saturn (Sagittarius) and Chiron (Pisces).  Long time readers of my work know what this is: a “Thor’s Hammer” (or “Fist of God”), the pattern associated with Adam Lanza (who killed so many at Sandy Hook Elementary).  I think that Monday and Tuesday are extremely dangerous days.  Please do note that Mercury stations direct on Wednesday, exacerbating any “situations” that might arise.  (You might want to stay awake from people, places, and things that are “not entirely stable.”)

Back to Sunday (April 30th): Lunar aspects are “unremarkable,” consisting of a sextile, trine, and a square (to Jupiter).  These Jupiter squares are notorious for overeating, overspending, or over-indulging in some other way.  Practice moderation, if you can, this Sunday.

Outers have the aforementioned Saturn / Chiron square and two more: (1) Jupiter (Libra) sesquiquadrate Ceres (Gemini) bringing about intense conversations about food or “prosperity” or both; (2) Pluto (Capricorn) quadrinovile Ceres.  This latter is trickier to interpret, but it is likely to be a bit unpleasant (Pluto in Capricorn) but bring insights regarding issues of food or prosperity or both.

No question about it, these next few days leave me VERY nervous!

On the outside chance something happens to ME, let me say this: it has been an HONOR to have the opportunity to write a few forecasts for you.  (But, let us hope that my fears are unwarranted.)

April 29, 2017 (Julian 119)

April 29, 2017 (Julian 119)

Today is a bit of an odd-ball day and somewhat challenging to read.   Moon is active in Gemini and mostly pleasant but then goes void about 4:30 PM CDT when it squares Chiron and opposes Saturn. The void lasts until about 9 PM CDT when it moves into its home sign of Cancer and squares Venus.  From the perspective of lunar transits, Saturday is pleasant until about 4 PM CDT or so when “things” turn a bit ugly.

Outers are quite active but tricky to read.  Ceres enters Gemini and squares the Nodes.  It is in pursuit of Mars but unlikely to catch it (Mars is a bit faster).  Issues of prosperity in general and particularly food and diet move to the forefront today.  Younger females panic about “bikini season” and others of us focus on other issues involving food or prosperity.

Black Moon Lilith (AND the “white moon”) aspect Eris (Chaos), and we are not certain what to make out of that EXCEPT this might be a “party Saturday” for younger people so inclined.  The rest of us might be wise to stay off the highways, particularly after 4 PM CDT.  Pallas forms a semi-square with Sedna; what does THAT mean?  The warrior goddess forms (Greek) forms an alliance with the Goddess of Victims (Inuit)?  Fee free to produce your own combination of that duo, keeping in mind the Eris interpretations and Ceres interpretations previously mentioned.

As we said earlier, it is a bit of an oddball day.