Astrology Forecast for April 8, 2017 (Julian 098)

Hollywood is famous for writing movies with happy endings on the premise that they sell better.  While articles that satirize the process (like this one) might be funny, no one really likes them.

This fact really sucks when you are an astrologer writing a forecast and have a weekend like this one with the Sun/Uranus-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square (add Vesta: Grand Cross) causing “things” to go boom (along with President Trump, Putin, and sundry Middle Eastern Players).  Retrograde Venus (Pisces) squares Retrograde Saturn and it all looks rather bleak.  We wrote about it yesterday, and Clarissa (Viva Combusta) has detailed the nuances in an excellent piece, quite popular on our main blog (Grand Trines).  In a short phrase: it ain’t over yet.

What possible “happy ending” can you write with a mess like that?

Astro-Butterfly has a nice piece about this month, and we recommend it if you like to at least attempt to plan ahead.

Lunar aspects are sundry, and a mix like that is always tricky to interpret.  But we think the Moon Sesquiquadrate Mercury near Noon CDT is the most important.  To use a horrific old Southern saying (arguably “Southern Gothic“), we will all be “running around like a chicken with its head cut off.”

Shakespeare elegantly titled a play: “Much Ado about Nothing.”  (Let us be clear: the Sarin gas in Syria and missles that followed are a big thing; but chances are good that your frantic chase today is NOT despite how bad it may currently look.)

Keep in mind that you do have at least SOME choice in this matter!  (So, how to proceed?)

Moon in Virgo is great for scrubbing and cleaning, so please do use the energy that way instead of a frantic chase after something you simple cannot achieve at this time, if ever.  Windows to “get it done,” whatever “it” is, will come again next week or sometime in May after Mercury moves direct.  Postpone “it” until then and focus on what you can actually achieve to get the most out of this day.  This day CAN productive and useful (but probably NOT the best of “party days” for most people).

Outers are very nearly silent EXCEPT for the curious aspect of a perfection of Saturn BiQuintile Ceres.  This indicates a very odd kind of creativity that is ENTIRELY focused on practical matters such as reorganizing your food pantry or something similar.  Curiously, such a reorganization of basic elements of prosperity such as our pantry or our kitchen on this date can produce a MAJOR cascade of helpful events.  Ditto for review of the home budget.

The Full Moon cometh on April 10th, only two days away.  Best to be a seller now and a buyer then.  And we almost never recommend scrubbing and cleaning during a waxing moon, but today is a noteworthy exception.

And, stay away from Choctaw Ridge.

 

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.