April 12, 2017 (Julian 102)

April 12, 2017 (Julian 102)

The Full Moon begins to wane more clearly.  Soon, on Saturday, Venus stations direct.  Relationships, values, and finances (especially the last in a Scorpio Moon) are at the forefront of our concerns.

Moon in Scorpio activates Mercury Retrograde in early morning hours (about 3 AM CDT) and some of us have wacky nuisance events of some kind plaugue us.  This is a car breakdown on a lare night snack run (or police encounter with Moon in Scorpio) or an odd misunderstanding or something like that.

Silent for most of the day, the Moon makes sesquiquadrates to Chiron then Venus about 4 PM CDT and 5:30 PM CDT.  We feel a sense of urgency regarding something involving helping another, spirituality, health, or maybe poetry or lyrics.  Songwriters and poets should wrap up current project and begin a review of old projects put on hold.  A trine to Neptune by 8 PM CDT brings a sense of relief.

Mars perfects a biquintile to Jupiter, and a few of us have genius level ideas today.  Capture them with your capture device, whether notepad, cell phone, camera, voice recorder, or something else.

 

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.