June 9, 2017 (Julian 160) Full Moon + Jupiter Direct Station

June 9, 2017 (Julian 160) Full Moon + Jupiter Direct Station

What can we add?  Much, if not all, of our most important comments were for yesterday, with the Moon in (early) Sagittarius and waxing.  Today’s FM perfects in the morning hours for the Western Hemisphere, and mid afternoon hours for UK / EU.  Much has been written about it, and we have reblogged the many opinions of others on our other blog, Full Moons Only.

The same kind of thing is true for today’s Jupiter Direct station, reblogged on Retrogrades Only.  You will notice less content there.  That is because most commentary about the Jupiter shift has been integrated into the full moon posts.

So what remains to be said?  Outside of my usual analytic self, I feel a profound sense of sadness.  To be certain, this is a happy FM and is happening in the spring of the year.  But something has had an effect on me, maybe the many terrorists acts and atrocities.  Maybe it is this piece by OneAnna (Cancer Killing Recipe).  Her blog lacks the sophisticated trickery that many of us use, but she was here when I started blogging in 2008, and she has managed to survive despite the diagnosis she claims.  If it is her time, then that leaves me sad.

What else to say?  Sun forms one of two annual quincunx aspects with Pluto.  (Pluto is in Capricorn; one quincunx is in Aries and the other is in Gemini.  This is the latter.  These will continue to happen in similar configurations for a few more years.  And do keep in mind that sesquiquadrates, and the potential for Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) aspects always accompanies those.)  With Sun / Pluto at 17 and Neptune at 14, I think we can argue that a Yod exists (major decisions) with Pluto at the apex.  This is a particularly uncomfortable decision no matter which choice you make.  (No matter which “leg” you choose, you end up with Pluto: death, taxes, poisons, assassinations, police, and intelligence agencies.)

Venus (Taurus, favorable) sextiles Mars (Cancer, unfavorable), and this means peace on one hand (“good”) but a profound lack of incentive to “get things done” (“bad”) on the other hand.  Whether this works for you, or against, depends on who you are and what situation characterizes your life.  For some, this is “good,” and for others it is “bad.”  Here is what is important to remember: you CAN “get things done” if you are willing to make the effort.  Anything involving long distance travel, higher education (universities), or law & legal will tend to fizzle, so you might focus your efforts in other areas if you find no progress in those.

Outers are busy today, and three aspects capture our attention.  Chiron (Pisces) sesquiquadrate Vesta (Leo) will affect some, and you will have a sense of urgency to deal with issues involving healthcare, higher education, mentors and the traditions associated with those.  Do what you can, keeping in mind the considerations of the previous paragraph.  Pallas biseptiles Hygeia, amplifying any issues involving health or healthcare issues.  Saturn triseptiles the White Moon, and we are not quite sure what that means EXCEPT that this is an important time to closely scrutinize the choices you have been making and your habits.  A change may be needed in a subtle area that may look insignificant but is not.  (Example: buying an expensive coffee each day instead of placing those funds in savings.)

The message of OneAnna has us thinking, and we offer it to anyone willing to receive it:

June 7, 2017 (Julian 158) Moon v/c in Scorpio

June 7, 2017 (Julian 158) Moon v/c in Scorpio

The Moon is v/c in Scorpio for all of the day for EU / UK, and moves into Sagittarius at 5:59 PM CDT for those in the Western Hemisphere.  Minor aspects are mostly annoying ones except Moon trine Chiron during the void.  Chiron aspects are typically difficult since these usually involve looking at some place in our selves or our lives that is the “wound [we] cannot heal.”  Let us be clear: this will be a tough day for most people though some people with planets (especially “the lights,” the Sun or Moon) in water signs MIGHT prosper today.

Outers are busy with highly abstract and difficult to read aspects again.  Every day this week has some kind of Mars activity EXCEPT the 9th (which is Full Moon / Jupiter direct station AND has two 7th harmonic “karmic” aspects).  We think the entire week is, again, dangerous, and today is no exception.  Vesta (traditions, and sometimes possibly kinky sex) trines Black Moon Lilith (a sort of unbridled and wild sexuality), so if you are in an intense sexual relationship, or want to be, today is the day for that.

June 4, 2017 (Julian 155) Sun Square Neptune; Mars enters Cancer

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.

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.

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 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.



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.

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 17, 2017 (Julian 107)

April 17, 2017 (Julian 107)

This is the kind of day that is not clearly good or clearly bad but it is clearly about work and “getting things done” and almost no one is in the mood to play.  Sun trine Saturn is benevolent, sort of, even though Saturn is known as the “Greater Malefic.”  With Moon in Capricorn (Saturn’s home) almost no one has any sympathy for anyone else.  Few people, if anyone, can make excuses work today (even if they are valid!).  Mars (the “Lesser Malefic”) is in unsympathetic Taurus forming the unpleasant aspect called a “quincunx” (or “inconjunct”) with Saturn.  Neither can agree, and both effectively have a miscommunication or “misunderstanding” (all this with Mercury Retrograde!).

Moon forms a sesquiquadrate with Mars, amplifying the intensity of the quincunx, and forms a sextile to Neptune, bringing the confusion that Neptune brings into the muddled mix.  All of this occurs in the evening in the Western Hemisphere and early morning hours of Tuesday in the UK / EU and points east.

Outers are quite busy.  We have already mentioned Mars / Saturn, but Mars also forms a sesquiquadrate to Hygeia, bringing an urgency to health and healthcare issues (which may be the source of issues for a number of people this evening).  Pallas biquintiles the North Node, so some creative problem solving MIGHT help solve the issues of this evening.  Saturn also forms a biquintile, also adding to the possibility of a creative solution.

Staying home this evening and taking a break seems like a good idea, but this might be an evening where the problem(s) come and find you.


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.