June 1, 2017 (Julian 152) Venus Trine Saturn

June 1, 2017 (Julian 152) Venus Trine Saturn

Moon in Virgo forms sesquiquadrates to Venus then Uranus in the morning in the Western hemisphere and afternoon / early evening in UK / EU.  We feel a sense of urgency, and this is amplified by Moon (Virgo) square Sun (Gemini) as the second quarter begins, indicating that the Full Moon is a week away.  You should be “getting things done” this week.  Some people, places, and things continue to be dangerous, so certainly be careful, but do not hide your head in the sand.  This is a time when you need to push to “get things done,” and this is especially true if you are Virgo or Aries and maybe for Earth (Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo) and Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) in general.

Venus in Aries trines Saturn in Sagittarius.  If you count the North Node in Leo, and many do, this gives a Grand Fire Trine.  Tara Green has discussed this at length.  Pluto in Capricorn, Mercury in Taurus, and Moon in Virgo form a Grand Earth Trine, also strong for accomplishment even though Taurus is not a great placement for Mercury and Moon in Virgo not particularly strong either.  Even so, chances are good some people can make significant accomplishments or breakthroughs today.

Mars continues to be active all week; today is no exception.  A sextile to the North Node is “karmic” and that might be dangerous for people who do not “pay it forward.”  Mars also perfects a semi-sextile to the “White Moon,”  But, what does that mean?

One source says this: “Astrologers still argue about the nature of this astrological point, which should express a man’s possibility to leave the time circle of karma and enter the eternity, the eternal world of the spirit.”  What does that mean in a “practical” sense?  Maybe nothing.  But, again, we think today could be very significant, maybe dangerous, for some people.  After all, leaving the ‘time circle of karma” sounds a bit like what other people call “death.”

Summary: this is a great day for productivity, but the weeklong risk of danger continues.  Be careful to avoid dangerous people, places, and things.

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May 31, 2017 (Julian 151) Moon moves into Virgo; Jupiter Trine Ceres

May 31, 2017 (Julian 151) Moon moves into Virgo; Jupiter Trine Ceres

Moon turns void in Leo at 6:12 AM CDT and moves into Virgo at 11:15 AM CDT.  The lunar aspects prior to the void are mostly trines and superb for accomplishment but only really available to people in the EU / UK unless you are an early riser or working overnight.

After the Moon becomes void, the aspects are sour: (1) semi-square to Jupiter and (2) quincunx to Chiron.  Best to avoid anything but the routine and especially avoid the controversial.  Moon sesquiquadrate Pluto at 6:30 PM CDT is irritating to many but can produce some productivity in “earth” based matters, maybe healthcare (via Virgo) or finances (via Pluto in Capricorn).  This is a good evening to work on the budget and pay bills.

Outers are also quite busy.  Jupiter perfects a trine to Ceres at 3 PM CDT.  This indicates help or hope regarding matters of prosperity or diet.  But perfection of an quincunx of Ceres to Hygeia (and a Jupiter / Hygeia square earlier this week) may interfere with attempts to make progress in these same areas.  This is a “touch and go” situation that we find difficult to interpret.  We think it means that progress can be made, but persistence through difficulties and annoyances will be necessary.

Summary: this is a difficult day in which progress can be made in bookkeeping and financial matters in the afternoon and evening, but stick to routine activities in the morning if you live in the Western Hemisphere.  UK / EU should push through to get things done in the morning, take the afternoon off, and maybe have a second work session in the evening, focusing on finance and bookkeeping and “practical” matters.

May 6, 2017 (Julian 126) Mars SemiSquare Uranus + (Day Off)

 May 6, 2017 (Julian 126) Mars SemiSquare Uranus + (Day Off)

We are taking a day off from writing a more detailed regular forecast.  We do note these two things: (1) Moon in Virgo forms a T-Square with Saturn in Sadge & Chiron in Pisces in the morning leading either to conflicts or a sense of urgency, probably involving healthcare and/or educational matters.  (2) Mars SemiSquare Uranus gives us another risky day with possible accidents / explosions a real risk (or maybe still dangerous people).

Moon is v/c in Virgo from 7:40 AM CDT until 1:20 PM CDT when it moves into Libra (and the “too early to tell” realm for much of the rest of the day.  The election in France is tomorrow, and that will be very important.

May 5, 2017 (Julian 125) Sun quincunx Jupiter

May 5, 2017 (Julian 125) Sun quincunx Jupiter

One of my readers recently accused me of “a lot of fear mongering dude.”  Alas, I must confess that I am better at seeing the dangers ahead than I am at seeing the opportunities though I have been working to add the latter into the mix.

That said, Sun (Taurus) forms a quincunx to Jupiter (Libra) about 3 AM CDT today (only an hour from now as I write this).  This tends to affect Thursday more than Friday, but many of us will still feel it.  A quincunx is an aspect of false hopes and miscommunications; it can cause us to think we understand another person or situation when we do not at all.

Lunar aspects are a bit thinner today, and today CAN provide an opportunity for some people, favoring earth signs the most (Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) as a loose Grand Earth Trine (or Grand Trine in earth signs).  This is good for manifesting things and maybe purchases but do keep in mind the Sun / Jupiter quincunx and the fact that Mercury is barely moving forward and still in the shadow period until May 20th.  I would not make any HUGE purchases today (houses, cars, boats, and certainly anything that “moves”) but smaller purchases might go fairly well.

Mars forms a quintile to Chiron and a binovile to the North Node; this can give us some bright ideas about how to deal with certain problems involving healthcare, higher education, or mentors (or a mix of those).  If I were going to focus on a solution to problems today, or “opportunities,” I would aim for these areas to the degree possible.

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:)

 

Astrology Forecast for April 8, 2017 (Julian 098)

Hollywood is famous for writing movies with happy endings on the premise that they sell better.  While articles that satirize the process (like this one) might be funny, no one really likes them.

This fact really sucks when you are an astrologer writing a forecast and have a weekend like this one with the Sun/Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square (add Vesta: Grand Cross) causing “things” to go boom (along with President Trump, Putin, and sundry Middle Eastern Players).  Retrograde Venus (Pisces) squares Retrograde Saturn and it all looks rather bleak.  We wrote about it yesterday, and Clarissa (Viva Combusta) has detailed the nuances in an excellent piece, quite popular on our main blog (Grand Trines).  In a short phrase: it ain’t over yet.

What possible “happy ending” can you write with a mess like that?

Astro-Butterfly has a nice piece about this month, and we recommend it if you like to at least attempt to plan ahead.

Lunar aspects are sundry, and a mix like that is always tricky to interpret.  But we think the Moon Sesquiquadrate Mercury near Noon CDT is the most important.  To use a horrific old Southern saying (arguably “Southern Gothic“), we will all be “running around like a chicken with its head cut off.”

Shakespeare elegantly titled a play: “Much Ado about Nothing.”  (Let us be clear: the Sarin gas in Syria and missles that followed are a big thing; but chances are good that your frantic chase today is NOT despite how bad it may currently look.)

Keep in mind that you do have at least SOME choice in this matter!  (So, how to proceed?)

Moon in Virgo is great for scrubbing and cleaning, so please do use the energy that way instead of a frantic chase after something you simple cannot achieve at this time, if ever.  Windows to “get it done,” whatever “it” is, will come again next week or sometime in May after Mercury moves direct.  Postpone “it” until then and focus on what you can actually achieve to get the most out of this day.  This day CAN productive and useful (but probably NOT the best of “party days” for most people).

Outers are very nearly silent EXCEPT for the curious aspect of a perfection of Saturn BiQuintile Ceres.  This indicates a very odd kind of creativity that is ENTIRELY focused on practical matters such as reorganizing your food pantry or something similar.  Curiously, such a reorganization of basic elements of prosperity such as our pantry or our kitchen on this date can produce a MAJOR cascade of helpful events.  Ditto for review of the home budget.

The Full Moon cometh on April 10th, only two days away.  Best to be a seller now and a buyer then.  And we almost never recommend scrubbing and cleaning during a waxing moon, but today is a noteworthy exception.

And, stay away from Choctaw Ridge.