2020-04-02 THU

2020-04-02 THU

Summary

We have some relief today, and the morning is especially good for taking care of financial and household matters. At 1147 CDT the Moon moves void of course, and all bets are off until some time past 1326 CDT (when the Moon moves into Leo). Some attempts this afternoon might have to be subject to being redone as the Moon is in the “too early to tell” window. But Moon / Sun form a tridecile at 1613 CDT (4:13 PM), and you might have an “Aha!” moment to solve some nagging problem. Overall, for most people, it is a good day and a welcome relief.

Details

Marsout

The Outers (generational planets and objects) are less than straightforward today. Mars is triundecile Selena. A best guess is that this Mars / Selena aspect gives us a boost in terms of pursuit of matters related to our highest calling.
Uranus is quintile Ceres. Uranus can be disruptions or insights; Ceres is “food” and “prosperity,” arguably “supply chains” in this modern world. My guess is that we will see more supply chain disruptions BUT they could open the door to brilliant insights into how to manage supply chains better.
Mars is tridecile Juno, and other than issues of possible violence related to possible betrayal an interpretation is difficult to produce. Mars is also biundecile Black Moon Lillith, not easy to read other than not favorable for most. For new romances, however, this could be a romantic night and (dare we say it) great sex.
Moon is void from 1145 CDT until 1326 CDT; avoid acting on important matters during that window.

Sunout

Sunout (mostly traditional planets, starting with Sun, Mercury, and Venus) yields a sole binovile between the Sun and the North Node (aka “Rahu,” or the “Dragon’s Head”). We interpret this to mean that some people will have a brilliant insight regarding their destiny, their calling or “Karma” that they must work through to grow.

Moonout

Moonout is almost always busy, given that we include higher order aspects. Here, we see Moon oppose Jupiter and Pluto in early morning hours, almost certainly done by the time most readers read this. The same is true regarding a quadrinovile to the South node not quite two hours past midnight.
The tridecile aspect to the Sun is a routine recurring monthly aspect. However, the decile family is related to the quintile family (deciles are multiples of 36 degrees (360 / 10) and quintiles multiples of 72 (360 / 5)). Similar to the novile in some ways, the Sun / Moon tridecile at 1613 CDT (4:13 PM) can give us an insight or “Aha!” moment. This is not a major one but a routine recurrence, this time embedded in this particular day and family of aspects. Pay attention; you might obtain a solution to some nagging problem.

2020-04-01 WED Selena opposite Eris + Chiron Septile Sedna

First , the good news: the alignment of the planets tells us that the Ascension so many people have been waiting for is here, and we will have no more troubles of any kind, evermore.

Yep, it is:

April 1st, 2020

Wednesday is another day with challenges. I know some of you are wondering if we ever have days that have no challenges. Technically, the answer is no. We all have challenges.

But Thursday morning and Friday morning both look good for times to seize opportunities.

Wednesday is, how shall we say it, “different.”

Summary

Wednesday is a day in which we have a choice: focus on our highest calling and integrating diverse resources into something new or opt for discord and disruption. Which will you choose?

Sun quintile Saturn and Mercury (in Pisces, a poor position for Mercury) quintiles Venus (in her home, Taurus (strong!)). We have the ideas! We know what to do, and we can create smarter and better solutions.

Mercury semisquare both Mars and Saturn tells us we need to do it, we need to followup.

Daypages

Marsout Daypage

We see two aspects in the Marsout daypage for April 1st, 2020: (1) White Moon Selena opposes Eris and (2) Chiron septiles Sedna. None of this is ordinary or straight forward in the way the a full moon or new moon can be clear and easy to interpret.

2020-04-01 Marsout Daypage

Selena opposite Eris

Selena has been described as part of the “Lilith corridor” along with Algol: “The fixed star Algol in the head of Medusa in the constellation Perseus is also thought of as part of this vast ‘Lilith corridor.’” Selena is not a “planet” or other object but, instead, is a calculated point. Most astrologers do NOT use Selena but a school of Russian astrology, the “Avestan school,” does use it.

Selena has been described by some thus: “White Moon or the Light Moon encompasses the (obscured) noble and pure nature within us.

https://astro-kitty.com/black-moon-lilith-white-moon-arta/

Today, White Moon Selena opposes Eris. Eris has been described as “Eris is the Greek goddess of strife and discord.

We have a fundamental battle of good and evil here today. Selena seeks to integrate, to harmonize, and opposite her is Eris, a purveyor of discord and strife. Florence Nightingale (as the archetype of nursing) is taking on one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Plan accordingly.

Also active today, Chiron perfects a septile to Sedna. Chiron is the noble, peaceful Centaur who became the “wounded healer,” a teacher and healer who could heal all except himself.

As the sea goddess, Sedna has dominion over her creatures and controls the availability of seal, walrus, fish, whale, and other sea animals to Inuit hunters.

Does the wounded healer need to reach out to the sea goddess Sedna for help? How is his karma; has he learned his lessons. Will a cure for Covid19 come from the sea, possibly discovered by Japanese researchers?

Sunout Daypage

Sun quintile Saturn and Mercury (in Pisces, a poor position for Mercury) quintiles Venus (in her home, Taurus (strong!)). We have the ideas! We know what to do, and we can create smarter and better solutions. Mercury semisquare both Mars and Saturn tells us we need to do it, we need to followup.

Mercury septiles Jupiter and Pluto: we may need to reach out to others with a plan that comes from an “Aha!” moment to get done what needs to be done.

2020-04-01 Sunout Daypage

Moonout

Moon perfects quadrinoviles to Mars and Saturn in the afternoon (North America) or evening (UK / EU). We can have BRILLIANT solutions, but they will a bit different, and we can fail to realize their importance. Again, the aforementioned semisquares are in play, so harness that energy for accomplishment.

2020-04-01 Moonout Daypage

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!

 

May 26, 2017 (Julian 146) Gemini Moon + Outer Planet Quintiles

May 26, 2017 (Julian 146) Gemini Moon + Outer Planet Quintiles

More than a few astrological prognosticators thought that the New Moon in Gemini was a great time for idea generation and communications.  While that is technically true, today is better.

First, let us take a look at the Moon today.  It has a mix of aspects starting the day with a semi-square to Uranus and a trine to Jupiter.  That is a great combination to “get things done.”  A neptune square by a bit past 5 AM CDT can contribute either confusion or insights on what to do next.  About 3 PM the Moon sextiles Venus, generally favorable, and by a bit past 9 PM the Moon joins Mars (avoid Friday night fights, please).

But the kicker today are the multiple 5th harmonic aspects with outer planet bodies.  Ceres forms a biquintile with Astraea, benefiting those involved with issues of law and prosperity.  Neptune biquintiles Vesta, adding a kind of poetry to any traditions at this time, notably those associated with Memorial Day.  Vesta, in turn, forms a quintile with Sedna, reminding us to honor those who have fallen, and smart ideas about better ways to do that come to us.  Finally, Mars quadrinoviles Hygeia, giving some of us the energy and motivation to improve our health, possibly through exercise.

While any day CAN be a bad day, we think that this day will be mostly benevolent and helpful to most people.  Keep a notepad hand, and capture those novel ideas.