2020-05-02 : A breakthrough day for athletes, artists, accountants, and anyone working with any kind of earth

2020-05-02 : A breakthrough day for athletes, artists, accountants, and anyone working with any kind of earth

Summary

Do not let this day slip away.  You will have insights about how to do things better and the energy to get things done.  Do them.  Make things happen.  (Days like this one are incredibly rare.)

Interpretations

Today is an interesting day, genuinely different from most other days.

Here is what leaps out: this is one of the most creative days to come along in a long time, but it is a rather specific kind of “creative.”  Whatever it is, it is related to earth.

Variations: sculptors can have a breakthrough day today, producing some of their best work.  But this is not simply sculpting of clay or marble.  Bodybuilders, and other athletes, can have breakthroughs as well.  But do not think in terms of simply a “really good workout.”  This is a day about having the kind of “Aha!” moment that produces entirely new methods of training.  Even a small change in the sequence of the workout might produce the breakthrough.  This can be martial arts, weight training, running, yoga, pilates, conventional sports or anything similar.

Bottom line: amazing day for certain athletes and artists.

Others can benefit.  Are you a gardner, maybe your profession?  The same for you.  Today is a day where you may find a new method, or multiple entire families of new methods.  Diamond cutters and other masters of stone can have the same kind of breakthrough.  Generally, this involves materials, ranging from smelting sand into glass to hammering marble to sculpting flesh through exercise. 

BUT, it does not have to be ENTIRELY “physical.”

Bean counters, specifically “forensic accountants” can have the same kinds of results.  The list is a long one.  But, if you have any earth in your natal chart whatsover, or any inclination along these lines, you’ll have an amazing day.

A few of you will meet a mentor today, maybe the most important one yet.

Details

  • Moon (Virgo) trine Sun (Taurus)
  • Grand Earth Trine (Moon in Virgo, Sun in Taurus, multiple planets in Capricorn)
  • Moon biquintile Pluto (Capricorn) (Insights that transform)
  • Moon biquintile Jupiter (Capricorn) (Insights that grow)
  • Moon biquintile Chiron (Aries) (Insights regarding healing & recovery)
  • Moon / Jupiter + Pluto / Chiron form triangular 5th harmonic pattern
  • Moon quintile Venus (insights re: art, physical body, finances, & other Venus topics)
  • Mercury semisquare Neptune (motive for creative endeavors)
  • Mercury novile Venus (high order insights about art, physical body, finances, & other Venus topics)
  • Mars conjunct Pallas: the insight and power to take action

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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Sunmoon

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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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Sunmoon

2020-04-21 Sun square Saturn; Mars septile Chiron; Moon binoviles x3 Moon in Aries; Sun in Taurus

2020-04-21 Sun square Saturn; Mars septile Chiron; Moon binoviles x3 Moon in Aries; Sun in Taurus

Summary

Some astrologers are focused on Sun (Taurus) square Saturn (Aquarius), one of two squares the Sun makes to Saturn annually.  For people in the Western Hemisphere, this aspect has passed by the time most people are awake.  Some night owls might feel it.  In general, it was “felt” mostly on Monday, April 20th, lending a serious tone and difficulties to many situations, often demanding “hard work” to solve problems.  EU and UK feel it in the early morning hours, what would typically be “rush hour.”  By noon, it begins to fade for most people.

More interesting, but more subtle, is the septile that Mars forms with Chiron.  We felt a prelude with Moon in Aries conjunct Chiron yesterday.  This aspect is all about karma between Mars (the desire to “do something about it” and often violence) and Chiron (the wounded healer).  This is another obvious aspect: protests are emerging against “shelter in place” orders with demands to restart the economy.  For many, the situation is dire.  But, if the efforts to “reopen the economy” lead to a second wave, we could all be worse off.

Mercury binovile Pallas gives some interesting answers and ideas, possible solutions, and Venus sesquiquadrate Pallas provides another push for action.  Is this wise?  We will only know in hindsight.  But, mark my words, this week is a turning point from which “things” will be either much better or much worse.

Moon adds three binoviles and a quintile to the mix, all to outer planets and three out of four in the morning hours.  Our thinking caps are on, and we might discover some elegant solutions within ourselves.  Keep a notebook or recorder or something similar to capture these fleeting insights.

Most of tomorrow continues with a waning moon until the New Moon perfects past 9 PM CDT, another day of cleanout.

These three days, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday prior to the new moon are excellent for cleanout and maybe finding lost items and clearing the clutter and rubbish from our path for new projects after the New Moon.

Marsout Daypage

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Sunout Daypage

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Moonout Daypage

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Table of Aspects

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Time Map (PDF)

2020-04-21 Time Map

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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

2020-03 Week 14 Sunout

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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!