June 4, 2017 (Julian 155) Sun Square Neptune; Mars enters Cancer
First, let us address the Moon. Moon remains in Libra all day in the Western Hemisphere, but turns void at 3:55 AM until about 5:45 AM CDT. In EU / UK, this void, marked by Moon square Mars, starts 9:55 AM until 11:45 AM (adjust for DST as necessary). Mostly this is benevolent, but the square to Mars confirms much of what we will be discussing the remainder of this post. You can read detailed analyses of the current lunar transits here. (Please do note that those are CURRENT lunar transits if you are reading this post in hindsight, days, weeks, months, or years from the date of posting.)
Annual Event: Sun Square Neptune
Sun square Neptune, regardless of placements, almost always affects me, regardless of placements. (This is an annual event, occurring in two different versions over the course of the year. The other will be in Sagittarius, later in autumn.) How and why that is true is a bit too personal, but I have publicly admitted that I am a Solar Leo, and the Sun is always extra important to you if you are one of those.
Many of you feel it, also. For some people this is illness, and for others it is a brilliant insight into poetry or song or maybe religious faith or other spirituality. I usually get sick, and this year it was smart enough to sneak up on me a few days early (preventing me from preparing for the ambush).
Mars Enters Cancer
Mars enters Cancer today, also. Only people who actually have Mars in Cancer ordinarily benefit from this. Mars in Scorpio or Mars in Pisces, in a natal chart, might do “OK” also. The rest of us tend to not like it. Either ugly family quarrels break out (an affliction to Cancer) or we feel our energy sapped, drained. Again, not EVERYone gets zapped, but many of us do feel drained. Cancer is one of the worst placements for Mars, said by the ancients (and traditionalists) to be in “fall.” (You can still “get things done,” but martians of all kinds have difficulty now, and athletes tend to suffer misfortune if they “push too hard.”)
Outers perplex me. Since I have been out of commission a few days, I could not write my forecasts. I am not 100% “back,” yet, either. But, I stick to my methods, and it looked to me like Friday was dangerous, and Sunday (today, June 4th) was dangerous but Saturday OK. Not sure why I keep getting this “one off” error with the terrorists (and other bad guys).
Here is the summary:
(1) Friday: Mars forms an undecile with Sedna. Undeciiles are still a bit unclear to me, but they tell me SOMEthing is happening. Mars is martians: police, soldiers, intelligence agencies (and sometimes terrorists). Sedna is about victims, among other things. With a 10,500 year orbit, Sedna operates more like a Fixed Star, but clearly a potent one! Martians? Victims? What could possibly go wrong?
But the big terrorist act was in the UK on SATURDAY, not Friday. Maybe it is what my old mentor taught me: an activating lunar event is needed. Metaphorically, the outer planets load the gun and take aim, but a lunar or inner planet aspect is needed to “pull the trigger.”
The rest of Friday Outer Planet Perfections were all squares, and one was Mars Square Chiron, just in case anyone did not “get the memo” that Mars/Sedna sent. Very ugly.
(2) Saturday looked more benvolent, and we even had a quintile (but, it was Chiron the wounded healer and Juno of Trust / Betrayal issues). I can see how Saturday COULD turn ugly with Mars BiUndecil. e Eris. From that page, we have this passage: “Eris was not invited to a wedding so she chucked an apple marked ‘To the fairest’ into party for the vainest goddesses to fight over. Her rage at rejection and the need for vindication is what is blamed for the Trojan war. The side of her that is like Lilith is the fact that she was the uninvited guest, the disowned and exiled, the 13th fairy that cursed sleeping beauty. Finally Eris, like Lilith in the garden of Eden caused a hell of a lot of trouble with just one apple!”
(3) Sunday June 4th (today), looks ugly again like Friday. Vesta (traditions, “how we have always done it”) perfects a (karmic) triseptile with Astraea (law and legal). Ceres (food, prosperity) forms a septile (karmic, again) with Eris (there is the goddess of discord, again).
Mars perfects hex-undeciles with Astraea then Juno, entering Cancer between the aspects. So, again, I think today is dangerous. But, then again, given my recent “one off” errors, you better lump in Monday and Tuesday as risky days, too. Better safe than sorry.
Later This Week: Full Moon + Jupiter Stations Direct
Full Moon is June 9th, and Jupiter stations direct at that time also. As long was we are in the “shadow” of the Jupiter retrograde, strife in foreign affairs (e.g. the controversy over the Paris agreement) will likely continue. Ditto for problems in higher ed and the legal system.