May 25, 2017 (Julian 145) Gemini New Moon + Venus Square Pluto

May 25, 2017 (Julian 145) Gemini New Moon + Venus Square Pluto

This new moon has been discussed extensively, and you can read those many posts here.  The other aspect today is Venus (Aries) square Pluto (Capricorn).  Aries is not a good position for Venus, and she entered the “Second Gate” on Monday (possibly a predictor of an event like the bombing in London).  Pluto is metaphorically the god of the underworld, akin to other variants such as Osiris (Egyptian), and is associated with death, taxes, police, intelligence agencies, drugs, poisons, and especially assassination by poisoning.

How Venus square Pluto, as well as the New Moon, manifests is a function of the individuals (and groups) that are “processing” it.  Given other aspects this week, we think this period continues to have a potential for danger.  Tuesday and Wednesday have proven relatively safe (other than routine events that pepper the timeline of our lives), but Thursday still requires care.

As others have mentioned, Mars opposite Saturn is only a few days away on May 29th.  Mars moves slowly enough that you feel it today, and Mars / Saturn is a classic topic that was discussed extensively by Grant Lewi.  (Specifically, Hitler’s birth chart had Mars square Saturn.)  We have written about this before in detail.

Today (May 25th) Mars perfects a Triseptile to Pluto.  We consider that to be a karmic (and sometimes rather dangerous) aspect.  Therefore, both Venus AND Mars perfect aspects to Pluto today.  The same kind of thing was true in Hitler’s chart (Venus and Mars were in a tight conjunction in Taurus and both square to Saturn in Leo.)

And, as bad as all this is, after the New Moon perfects, the Sun forms a sesquiquadrate to Pluto.  A stressful aspect, the sesquiquadrate tend to provoke people and events.  The dominate planet today is Pluto, and that can lead to violence and dangerous situations.

So, how to use this day?  The New Moon perfects at 2:44 PM CDT (12:44 PM PDT / 3:44 PM EDT / 8:44 PM London).  Until then, we recommend house cleaning.  Curiously, sometimes this CAN be a good time to find lost objects (in the process of cleaning).

Others have recommended fasting or modified fasts (one teacher of min liked a so-called “rice fast” in which you could only have cooked brown rice and water but as much as you wanted of either).  Exercise such as Yoga or Pilates can go well, but best done alone or with only your closest of relations.  Given that this is a Gemini New Moon, writing and especially journaling might prove beneficial.  All of these can be combined.

Since Pluto can be about purging (it rules both sex organs and lower bowels and sometimes sewers (along with Neptune)), the above techniques can be extraordinarily powerful and transformative today.  If you combine the fast with yoga, keeping a journal and observing your process and insights gained can be very powerful today.

Outers are very active today, and we are omitting others.  However, Vesta quadrinovile Juno is worthy of note as it rules traditions and rituals that women follow.  This can be as simple as the sometimes elaborate ritual of “putting on makeup” in the morning or something far more elaborate.  We are not Wiccan, but we think this might be a very good day for ritual for those that follow that path.  (Even though we are not Wiccan, I have invariably had Wiccans interested in my work as far back as 1993, before I was putting anything on the Internet.  I am not adverse to their chosen path.)

Whether you are male or female, the quadrinovile will provide some people with powerful insights into these rituals.  (Do not be surprised to see something important released by the cosmetic or fashion industries today.)  Along these lines, keep in mind that you can INVENT new and transformative rituals with this particular energy.  Whatever insight comes to you, make certain you record it.  At the moment it seems like you will never forget it and then it is gone.

Capture the moment.  Seize the day.  And, above all, stay safe.

 

 

April 20, 2017 (Julian 110)

April 20, 2017 (Julian 110)

Pluto stations retrograde today, and that is the headline news.  Matters involving death, taxes, investigations, homicides, and power structures bear deeper scrutiny at this time.  Certain secrets come to light.  Aries / Cancer / Libra / Capricorn (Cardinal Signs) are affected the most, but so are Taurus and Virgo.  Others tend to be bystanders or have reduced roles (unless you have a number of Cardinal planets in your natal chart).

Sun is in Taurus, Moon is in Aquarius (and Last Quarter), and (as we mentioned) Pluto stations retrograde today.  Mercury joins the Sun about 1 AM CDT.  Moon perfects semi-squares to Chiron and Venus (both in Pisces) in the early morning hours and some of us have a sense of urgency involving health, beauty, or maybe finances.  This is a great day for “home cleanup” if that is an option for you; some will find important misplaced items (or ideas about misused resources that need to be re-allocated(.  Moon also perfects a semi-square to Jupiter at this time, amplifying this sense of urgency.  (For some this may involving educational matters.)

Retrograde Mercury is void since about 1 AM CDT until it moves into Aries shortly before 1 PM CDT.  One misplaced item might be found but another lost.  It all seems to madness.

However, near 2 PM CDT Moon (Aquarius) trines Jupiter (Libra) and most people gain something of benefit, particularly air and fire signs.  This can be a good time to apply for a job or, alternatively, to obtain a good deal on an important purchase.

Jupiter binoviles Vesta, and some of us have important insights involving the traditions of home and family.

April 19, 2017 (Julian 109)

April 19, 2017 (Julian 109)

Today is a day of shifts and changes.  About 5 AM CDT the Moon perfects a square to the Sun that begins the final quarter, the final week, before the New Moon in a week.  About an hour later, the Moon moves into Aquarius.

The Sun is void since yesterday morning, and continues void in late Aries until about 4:30 PM CDT today when it enters what horary astrolgers call the “too early to tell” period.  (That is, they refuse to read a chart in such a window because they say more important information will come about later.)

Fourth Quarter moons are mostly about cleaning and cleanup, and “too early to tell” periods are usually poor for launch new projects.  So are Mercury Retrogrades.  But you can “clean house” and Mercury Retrograde sometimes helps you find lost objects needed to restart old projects on hold.  With the Pluto Retrograde station tomorrow, we would recommend waiting until at least Friday or Saturday before you start something even if it needs to happen this week.

A number of novile-type aspects are present today, so you may have some bright ideas or insights, and retrograde Mercury conjuncts the Sun shortly past midnight.  Lilith is involved, so “wild sex” might somehow be part of it.  Try not to get into TOO much trouble.  I think SOME creatives, particularly those that work with nudes, might have an amazing evening.  But, do not sign any contracts today.

April 14, 2017 (Julian 104)

This site is called the “Irregular Oracle” because, well, I just cannot sustain the effort to post every day.  Some days, yes.  Most days, maybe.  Every day, absolutely not.

That said….

April 14, 2017 (Julian 104)

Sun joins Uranus in their annual meeting, both in Aries.  With Mercury and a number of other planets retrograde, all bets are off.  Expect surprises.  Also expect brilliant ideas; capture them if you can.  Play this weekend if you can, but be careful.  A Grand Fire Trine favors Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and air signs Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini do well also.  To everyone: watch your temper.

Mars joins Sedna, and Sedna is so new that this is difficult to interpret.  At least one source claims that Sedna is the “goddess of the victim.”  With an orbit of more than 10,000 years, Sedna will not budge during our lifetime nor move “much” in the next century.  (Which leads me to question its usefulness in prediction.)   But Mars does touch it today, and we suspect that might somehow be significant.

Mars is also quintile Neptune, and this can bring bright ideas to creatives, particularly poets, songwriters, photographers, and videographers.  Watch out for scammers and con-artists, because some of them will develop particularly ingenious ways to cheat people today.  Stick to the basics.  Have fun, and avoid “get rich quick” schemes.

Chiron triseptile North Node tells us that it would be wise to help someone anonymously without any hope of compensation in the future.  Just do something decent for someone, and do it without anyone else knowing who you are.

Astrology Forecast for April 6, 2017 (Julian 096)

The big news for today is Saturn Retrograde Station for those in time zones EDT and points east and yesterday for CDT and points west.  We wrote about it yesterday and still think that forecast has application for today.

What has changed?  The sesquiquadrates are gone (eliminating the “loose” Thor’s Hammer) and are replaced by a similar pair of quincunx (that create a “loose” Yod).  This means you face a decision today, probably an important one, and you need to decide before 7 PM CDT or the Universe (or other people) will decide for you.  (You may not like those results.) Leo, Capricorn and Pisces are most strongly affected by this pattern, but all will feel it to some greater or lesser degree.  As with all Yods, you will pine for the path not taken without realizing that it had its own hidden and unforeseeable pitfalls just as did the one you chose.

The Leo Moon becomes v/c a bit past 7 PM CDT and remains void until some time past 11 PM CDT when Moon enters Virgo.  Take time off to regroup and re-evaluate.

Outers are almost entirely silent.  Astraea is Tri-Undecile (30 degrees) Eris, telling of some discord involving law and the legal community.  For most, this does not affect them.  (Try not to be the exception!)  If you need to challenge an authority figure, then today might be the day to do it.  Otherwise, stick to routine and fully commit to whatever decisions you make today.

Astrology Forecast for April 5, 2017 (Julian 095)

Astrology Forecast for April 5, 2017

We are living in complex times.  If you are an astrologer, then you know this because of the cascade of Retrograde Stations this month.  People, places, things, and ideas that need reconsideration, or maybe a first consideration, will demand your time.

Saturn makes a retrograde station today in Western Hemisphere time zones but April 6th in others (UK / EU).  A number of others have written about this, including Journey by the Sea / AndyCandyPants,  Eyes of Heaven / Elizabeth Bassett, and others.  The coverage is good enough that we do not need to add to it, and Saturn is so slow and methodical in how it achieves results that you have been feeling it for weeks already anyway.  Authority figures come into question, financials take a tumble, and older people such as myself feel a bit of “rheumatism” in the bones and joints.

Astro-Butterfly points our that Mars trines Saturn today.  While trines tend to be benevolent, the planets involved are a mess.  Traditionally, the classical astrologers called Mars the “lesser malefic” and Saturn the “greater malefic.”  But Mars is in Taurus, and that is not the best place for it.  A mutual reception with Venus (in Aries) was helping each (Mars and Venus) but retrograde Venus has moved into Pisces.

Saturn (contraction) is in Sagittarius (expansion), also not the best place for it.  Stations are arguably worse than actually retrogrades (from our earth-bound point of the view, the planet is “standing still” and, arguably, unable to function because it, metaphorically, cannot “make up its mind”).  Saturn is Station Retrograde, and Mars will soon do the same.

Frankly, I am not sure how to interpret this.  Is this “bad” for Mars and Saturn?  Yes!  Is it “bad” for “us”?  Not sure.  Mars and Saturn are malefics.  Is their affect amplified (made worst) or neutralized by the retrogrades and sign placements?  Not sure.  It seems complex and messy.  My guess is that this is particularly “bad” for “martians” (athletes, soldiers, police, intelligence agencies) but maybe it just means they need to take a hard look at whatever they have been neglecting.  Ditto for th Saturnines (bankers, bone doctors, and more than a few “authority figures”).

so, what else?  (As if that is not enough?)   Moon is in Leo, and Sun in Aries.  Together, they form a Grand Fire Trine, good for those who are leaders (but not necessarily “authority figures”; sounds paradoxical!).

Moon in Leo forms a (loose) Thor’s Hammer (Fist of God) as Moon forms (1) a sesquiquadrate with Chiron (in Pisces), another sesquiquadrate with Saturn (in Sagittarius), and another sesquiquadrates with Venus (in Pisces).  We think that this combination makes the day rather dangerous.  Please do be careful.  Watch for dangerous people, places, and things, and do not be one yourself.

Outers are difficult to interpret, but besides Mars Trine Pluto, one stands out: Vesta (Cancer, Tradition) square Eris (Aries, Discord).  That is an important aspect, and 5D Astrology dicusses it at length.  In summary, perfection of that aspect represents an important turning point in a outer planet Grand Cross, a Cardinal Grand Cross.

In all, it looks like a bit of a tough day, the first of several.  Hang in there.