2020-04-29 : Moon in Cancer moves void then into Leo; Sun biseptile Jupiter; Higher order Mercury aspects

2020-04-29 : Moon in Cancer moves void then into Leo; Sun biseptile Jupiter; Higher order Mercury aspects

Summary

Today is effectively two days compacted into one, and arguable three.  Before 2:27 PM CDT, Moon is in Cancer and has a number of statements to make.  Moon in Cancer is the strongest possible position for the Moon, so we need to pay attention.  Chances are good that we will have some kind of shift involving the petroleum industry.

But after the void, things go sideways.  Some prosper and some do not.

Moon enters Leo, and stays in “too early to tell” (as the horary practitioners call the early degrees of a sign) through the end of the day (midnight).

Mercury (Helio) forms seven (7) aspects.  Five are in the novile and undecile family (moments of brief but intense insight), one is a quintile to Hygeia (indicating a possible breakthrough in healthcare), and one is a square to Jupiter.  What does a heliocentric square to Jupiter by Mercury mean?  We are not certain, but we will interpret it thus: a conflict exists between transportation / communications (on one hand) and the more expansive uses of governmental power, including universities (and “experts”), law and the legal system, and international affairs (especially international travel).  The mercurial side wants to “get things done” while the Jupiter side wants “higher order thought” in play.  Both are right and both are wrong today.  In the U.S., this likely manifests with the ongoing conflicts of whether or not to “re-open” the U.S. as well as questions as to whether or not that will lead to a second wave.”

In this article, J Buss indicates that the septile (family) is the most important aspect (family of aspects).  While I have heard it described elsewhere as powerful insights related to “karma,” J Buss argues that it is about timing.  The two viewpoints can co-exist.  Arguably, they should co-exist.

Here is an excerpt of the article from J Buss:

I simplify interpretation of the Septile as Timing. Think about that Prophesy that you’d meet your Soulmate in the Produce Department. Unless your Soulmate works there, your Chances of meeting them are pretty slim if you don’t also know What Time You Need to Be There! Of course it’d be Intuitive, but the “Left” Brain will understand what we mean.

Obscure humor about produce aside, today has Sun biseptile Jupiter.  We think this could be a subtle, but important, turning point in terms of “timing” (particularly as it applies to the Covid19 pandemic).  This is especially true given the many high order Mercury (helio) transits.

Pallas enters Aquarius, and important actions will soon be taken regarding ourselves as a collective.  Chiron trine Astraea offers some important solutions involving both healthcare and law & legal.

  • Moon v/c in Cancer at 2:27 PM Central (1427 CDT) 
  • Moon enters Leo at 8:06 PM Central (2006 CDT) 
  • Moon quintile Sun
  • Moon binovile Sun
  • Moon trine Neptune
  • Moon opposite Pluto
  • Sun biseptile Jupiter
  • Mercury square Jupiter (Helio)
  • Mercury triseptile Juno
  • Mercury semisquare Venus
  • Pallas enters Aquarius
  • Chiron trine Astraea

Marsout

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Marsout (Helio)

 

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Sunout

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Sunout (Helio)

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Moonout

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2020-04-18 and 2020-04-19 Semisquares; Moon Conjunct Neptune; Sun moves into Taurus; Kite and Square Key continue

2020-04-18 and 2020-04-19 Semisquares; Moon Conjunct Neptune; Sun moves into Taurus; Kite and Square Key continue

Summary

The Piscean Moon dampens the frustrations of the moment reminding us to take time off.  We do feel some urgency regarding certain matters, and tending to them is important, but with the Sun void until it moves into Taurus we may not be able to accomplish all of the things we desire.

The Kite and Square Key continue from yesterday, April 17th.  This means we do have opportunities (Kite) and, paradoxically, should seize certain ones.  Missteps become lessons.  Learn the lesson (Square Key) and do something different next time if that is possible.

Somewhere in here, if it is possible, have a little fun this weekend.

We include maps at the end of this post.

Daypages (Sunout only)

We present Sunout pages (only) for April 18th and April 19th because they cover most of what is important.  The lunar conjunction to Neptune early Sunday morning is covered later.

Interpretations

We have semisquares coming and going over the course of the weekend.  They nudge us into action while the Piscean Moon wants to play.  You have to decide for yourself what course of action is best, likely a carefully chosen balanced mix of the two.

April 18th: Mercury sextile Venus yields pleasant communications.  If this is “date night” for some then late night conversations are pleasant and hopeful.  Enjoy the moment.  Mars trine Hegeia affects all of us, giving us even stronger motives to take care of matters that involve health and healthcare.  Some disputes COULD break out related to this, but most people will work together to “get things done.”  Mercury BiNovile the North Node (and now out of Pisces) gives us an insight on how we might solve a nagging problem, maybe even an important one.

April 19th For others, worker bees up late, Mercury quintile Saturn yields “Aha!” moments about how to do things better.  Latch onto that, but know that you might adjust early next week after Sun has moved into Taurus and out of the “too early to tell” period.  Sun forms a Novile before moving into Taurus, giving us a good idea but it will need a little tuning.  Stick with it, adjust it, and chances are good that you will like the results.

Moon conjunct Neptune

We present the Moon conjunct Neptune chart, NOT a major chart but a milestone along the way this weekend.  We have filtered it for the Kite mentioned in our April 17th post (this past Friday).

Nothing life or death in this chart unless you do something foolish like driving or operating heavy equipment or power tools under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  PLEASE use this window for “down time,” best for sleep and dreams.  You will like yourself better that way, and many of us need the rest.

An opportunity is hidden here, the same one we mentioned Friday about talking things out with someone important to you and solving whatever problems you can together.  But the window is closing.  By early next week, “things” will be different.

2020-04-07 : Full Moon in Most of North America (9:34 PM CDT);

These aspects have been discussed elsewhere. We will provide only a minimal analysis at this time, but may reference this date and these aspects in future posts (such as in a more detailed analysis of the upcoming Full Moon). In this post, we specifically offer the DayPages: Marsout, Sunout, Moonout, and SunMoon, in that order.

  • Pluto Sesquiquadrate Hygeia: Multiple interpretations but the obvious one is “death” canuses “health and healthcare” to panic (it’s obvious, right?); Also: police and military INTERFERE with what healthcare providers are trying to do, making the situation worse.
  • Mars Square Uranus: one of the ultimate aspects to make “things go boom.”  Accidents are more likely and tempers flare.  Avoid dangerous people, places and things if you can.  This aspect makes even “normal” people into “lunatics” on this full moon!
  • Astraea enters Leo:  issues of justice, law, and legal matters affects managers of all kinds from basic managers of retail shops all the way up to the President.
  • Pluto semisextiles Ceres, giving us some relief, finally, in our supply chains.  No doubt about it, police & military are part of supply chains at this time.
  • Mercury sextile Pluto: comparatively friendly conversations over “deep” and “important” topics, especially regarding mortality, happen at this time.
  • Although Pluto and Hygeia are in conflict, the Sun supports Hygeia in a “karmic” fashion: learning lessons and adjusting accordingly. (Sun septile Hygeia)
    This could be good Samaritans in the public helping in healthcare settings.

 

2020-03-30 (March 30, 2020): Brilliant Ideas, but Warning Flags (Go Slow!)

As some of you know, I am restarting my astrology blogs.  Part of the process is reviewing what does, or does not work.  For now, I will play with daily forecasting (not necessarily every day) and see where it takes us.

March 30, 2020

Most astrologers are writing off this day as a lost day due to a particularly long Moon v/c (“void of course”).  One reader who reblogs my work calls it “moon void off course.”  That is not consistent with what almost everyone calls it, paradoxically making it brilliantly consistent with the problems that Moon v/c typically brings.

Moon v/c: Always “Bad”?

I first started watching Moon v/c periods in 1987, and I spent quite a bit of effort learning about them from an experiential viewpoint.  Yes, they tend to bring problems.  But, guess what?  SOMEtimes they can be useful. (And, if you do not believe me, just ask Lee Lehman and Jim Shawvan.)

Changes in Tools; Changes in Insights

Recently (March 28/29, 2020), I had a bit of a back and forth with another astrologer, presumably a younger one by his style of analysis and writing.  He was arguing that prohibitions against reading an horary chart with an ascendant in the first three degrees or last three degrees no longer applies because of the accuracy with which we can construct charts using 21st century digital computers and astrology software.

He had interesting points.  Those of you more familiar with my work know where I stand based on an article that I wrote about eight to ten years ago (2010 to 2012): “Maybe it isn’t a point after all…. (aka Fractal Astrology)

The Three Degree Rule and the Anaretic Degree

While I still adhere to the three degree rule (and more, if you have read my recent pieces “March 18th through 19th of 2020: Sun in Pisces, Anaretic and Saturn in Capricorn, Anaretic” and “Grand Conjunction versus the Anaretic Sextile Prior to Vernal Equinox.”), I acknowledge that his point is worth exploring.  However, I go in a bit of a different direction.

Patterns, Higher Order Aspects, Asteroids, and Special Calculations

Specifically, I explore (1) patterns that were not as easily identified and explored before the advent of current generations of software and (2) higher order aspects that were not explored as much as traditional aspects, likely due to the same kinds of issues involving computing power.  Two additional explorations are worth mentioning: (1) asteroids (not visible to many prior to the twentieth century) and (2) specialty calculations (midpoints, Arabic parts, and similar).  (For example, consider this Marsout Calendar for the Month of March, 2020.)

For some of you, that is a LONG introduction.  But my point is worthwhile: despite the long void, this day can be useful And, I plan to show you precisely how by exploring the calendar features available in SolarFire 9.  (Other tools no doubt have similar features, this just happens to be the tool that I use for most, but not all, of my work.)

Sunout Pages

First let’s explore the Sunout pages.  .In particular, here are the Sunout aspects (Does not include lunar aspects and is limited regarding asteroids) first for the week (simply for your convenience if you decide to explore the aspects for later this week) and specifically for March 30, 2020:

Sunout Week

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Sunout March 30, 2020

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Notice that we see (1) Mars enter Aquarius (at 1443 CDT) after (2) Mercury Septile Uranus (at 1232 CDT) but before Mars bidecile Chiron (at 2249 CDT).  All of this happens after Moon in Gemini moves v/c (at 1008 CDT) and before the Moon moves into Cancer (on March 31st).

What does it mean?

We have seen a day similar to this before, February 3, 2016.  Before you read any further, a useful exercise is to try to recall what you were doing in early February of 2016 and list any useful ideas or activities from that time.  If you have a personal calendar, check it.

Two Curious Articles

Most of that date is not particularly remarkable.  But, consider these two articles: (1) actually, a series of articles from “Hackaday,” and (2) an article from Forbes on “Why Washington Is Making It Easier For Rich Foreigners To Buy U.S. Real Estate.”

Summary of Aspects

We note that day (1) had a bidecile; (2) had significant Mars activity; and (3) had Chiron activity.  The Moon was NOT v/c and was in Sadge (“foreign relations” and “higher order thought”).  The two days are NOT identical, or particularly close, but may be close enough for our purposes here.

The Hackaday page covers a number of seemingly curious, maybe frivolous, topics that, potentially could prove quite important.  Why would “drone races” be important?  How about development for combat usage?  Why would undersea server farms be useful?  They tell us: current server farms are beginning to encounter serious cooling issues, and the cold temperatures of the floor of the ocean might solve that issue.

The Forbes article is cautionary.  It is a “heads up,” an alert to possible problems brewing.

NOW, I offer this: both of those things are true for Monday, March 30, 2020.  Mercury septile Uranus can give us brilliant breakthroughs, but the Moon v/c tells us that more research and tuning will be necessary.

Mars entering Aquarius (there are those “First Three Degrees” again!) tells us that we will be tempted to act, BUT SHOULD WAIT.  And Mars bidecile Chiron throws a red flag: the Moon v/c tells us to wait (more information is coming), and we should do that.

Mr. Shawvan does not indicate that this particular Moon v/c is an “Opportunity Period.”

We could stop there.  But, we will not.  We have more to say.

Moonout Pages

Moonout aspects almost always present so much detail that interpretation is difficult.  We will touch the surface of the topic.

And, it is here that we see the counter-argument of the other astrologer: the information available via improvements in computing power let us address issues we did not explore when we were effectively limited to the “Ptolemaic aspects” that define when the void begins.

Moonout Week

Here is the week for “Moonout” aspects.  They are so numerous that, undoubtedly, some days will not contain all of them.  (We leave that as an exercise for the ambitious.)

2020-03 Week 14 Moonout

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Moonout March 30, 2020

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A Warning

We see only a single “Ptolemaic aspect” here: the Moon / Neptune square that begins the void.  Let us be clear: Moon square Neptune can be dangerousAvoid driving or operating heavy equipment at that time if you can.  Best to take a break and relax, daydream, during the half an hour or so where it dominates.

More Warnings

But, digging into the aspects, we learn much useful information.   Earlier, before the void, we had a pair of sesquiquadrates (Mars and Saturn!).  Again, we should be on guard if we are awake during these early morning hours.  For the UK and EU, if we did not have quarantines and similar restrictions, this would be rush hour.  Tempers could flare.  Stay away from dangerous people, places, and things.  The semi-square with Uranus (at 1151 CDT) repeats the message: avoid dangerous activities or being in situations that put you at risk.

However

However, if you avoid dangerous people, places, and things, today can be profoundly useful.  You will have flights of fancy.  Moon biquintile Jupiter (at 0813 CDT) tells us that.  Moon biquintile Pluto (at 0924 CDT) tells us that.  Moon quintile Chiron (at 0708 CDT) tells us that.  And, finally, Moon quintile Sun (at 1645 CDT) tells us that.  And, you might be tempted to ignore these ideas as “frivolous.”  Don’t!

The “Frivolous” Ideas That MIGHT Be Your Best Gifts Yet!

Those frivolous ideas, the ones like “drone races” and “undersea server farms,” WRITE THEM DOWN.  Let them slip past you, and you will lose a gift, maybe one of the more important gifts of your life.  Write it down.  Draw the pictures.  Tell a friend (and ignore the sesquiquadrate driven criticisms that they are certain to spew).  LOCK THOSE IDEAS IN!

Fleming and the Petri Dishes

The Moon v/c tells us that you might have to change or tune them later.  But, is that really a problem if they bring you a superb gift?  If Fleming had thrown out the petri dishes that had been contaminated by penicillin mold, we might not have developed antibiotics, or we might not have developed them for another century or two.  How many would have died?

In fact, they were nearly lost.

Open Your Eyes

Open your eyes, and you will see the opportunities.  Capture them.  Stay safe.  And, wait to act on your gifts until later.

Yes, the Moon is v/c today.  Yes, you need to be careful.

BUT, you can make this day count for something!