2020-04-12 : Moon void of course most of the day then enters Capricorn; Mercury squares the Nodes

Summary for April 12, 2020

The key take-away for today is this: much of the day is spent with Moon void-of-course in Sagittarius. Even so, outers (planets, asteroids, “calculated points”) are active and have messages for us. Maybe the most important one is that Mercury squares the nodes, only a few days after leaving Pisces (NOT a good position for transiting Mercury although it can produce poets and musicians in a natal chart).
Mercury squaring the nodes tells us of a shift, a “karmic” shift, and we need pay close attention to the messages that come to us today. In the end, some information may be missing, and projects might need to be redone, but the messages are important nevertheless. Short trips and errands, and the events that happen on them, may also reveal important information to us. Keep your eyes open.

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Marsout

Early morning hours (@ 0451 CDT), before Moon moves v/c, finds Pallas (and asteroid) trine Sedna (an outer planet object whose status is in question but probably is a dwarf planet). Pallas has an orbital period of 4.62 Earth years while Sedna has one of over 11,000 years. This trine is not particularly rare but also not particularly common, with two trines occurring within each 4.62 year orbit.
Pallas Athena is a warrior goddess, similar to Mars in some ways but reputed in mythology to have sprang fully formed, with armor, from her father’s head. (Zeus, also known as Jupiter, was her father.)
So, what does this mean? Sedna is a sea goddess, and Pallas a warrior goddess. No doubt they do not give up their secrets easily, but we think something important involving shipping and the security of ocean-going vessels will occur today.


Mars biquintiles the North Node shortly after (0657 CDT, 6:57 am) the Moon / Sun trine, and the beginning of the void. What does that mean? We are not certain, but we think that, for certain people, a break-through idea might present itself regarding an important problem. Action is necessary, keeping in mind that it might have to be re-done or tuned later. Proceeding carefully, take action despite the void.
Pallas trines Hygeia, (11:05 am CDT) and issues of healthcare and trust come to the forefront. My guess is that this might involve protective gear (aka “PPE”) and healthcare providers needing to be able to trust the supply chains and non-clinical managers who should be providing the protective gear.
Uranus undeciile Vesta brings a subtle upset to certain traditionalists who MIGHT can learn a lesson from the event, IF they are paying attention.
AFTER the Moon moves into Captricon, Vesta sextiles Black Moon Lillith. Per Darkstar Astrology, the “Dark Goddess archetype as a whole is associated with sex, death, obsession, addiction, transformation, resurrection, magic, the occult and the taboo.” While Vesta is primarily concerned with traditions, it also represents prostitution (or sexual favors or ?). With these two in sextile, all bets are off, but be certain that this is another hot night for “romance” for certain people.

Sunout

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This day has a number of undecile family aspects in it; we will not interpret those. Other aspects were previously discussed in Marsout leaving: (1) Mercury square the Nodes and (2) Sun semisquare Vesta.

We mentioned Mercury square the Nodes previously, and it is likely the most important aspect of the day, the “mover” that activates all the other aspects.
Sun semisquare Vesta implies that certain attributes of the Lilith / Vesta sextile might have a coercive quality to it, or, at best, a sense of urgency, as in “quick, they’ll be back soon!” Alternatively, the kids might wake up at a rather inconvenient time.

Moonout + SunMoon

These are complicated and numerous; we will leave the interpretation for another. The Sun / Moon trine is a pleasant way to start the void.

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P1 (H) Asp P2 (H) Date Time Zone Pos1 Pos2
Mon (9) Pll Plu (10) 04/12/20 12:32:37 AM CDT -21°57′ -21°57′
Mon (9) Dec Jup (10) 04/12/20 12:51:24 AM CDT 19°Sg38′ D 25°Cp38′ D
Mon (9) Sqr Nep (12) 04/12/20 12:53:08 AM CDT 19°Sg39′ D 19°Pi39′ D
Mon (9) Sqq Ura (1) 04/12/20 02:51:22 AM CDT 20°Sg47′ D 05°Ta47′ D
Mon (9) Nov Sat (10) 04/12/20 03:43:35 AM CDT 21°Sg17′ D 01°Aq17′ D
Mer (12) BiUn Ven (2) 04/12/20 05:15:11 AM CDT 01°Ar57′ D 07°Ge24′ D
Mon (9) Und Plu (10) 04/12/20 05:21:17 AM CDT 22°Sg13′ D 24°Cp56′ D
Mon (9) Und Jup (10) 04/12/20 06:36:10 AM CDT 22°Sg56′ D 25°Cp39′ D
Mon (9) Tri Sun (1) 04/12/20 06:45:56 AM CDT 23°Sg01′ D 23°Ar01′ D
Mon (9) Tri Sun (1) 04/12/20 06:45:57 AM CDT 23°Sg01′ D 23°Ar01′ D
Mar (11) BQnl Nod (3) 04/12/20 06:57:37 AM CDT 08°Aq48′ D 02°Cn48′ R
Mar (11) Dec SNo (9) 04/12/20 06:57:38 AM CDT 08°Aq48′ D 02°Cp48′ R
Mon (9) BSpt Chi (12) 04/12/20 07:40:41 AM CDT 23°Sg32′ D 06°Ar24′ D
Mon (9) SSq Mar (11) 04/12/20 08:12:05 AM CDT 23°Sg50′ D 08°Aq50′ D
Mon (9) QiUn Ven (2) 04/12/20 08:15:31 AM CDT 23°Sg52′ D 07°Ge30′ D
Mon (9) TrUn Mer (12) 04/12/20 08:27:49 AM CDT 23°Sg59′ D 02°Ar10′ D
Mon (9) QaUn Ura (1) 04/12/20 10:02:48 AM CDT 24°Sg53′ D 05°Ta48′ D
Mon (9) SSx Plu (10) 04/12/20 10:08:23 AM CDT 24°Sg57′ D 24°Cp56′ D
Mon (9) Dec Sat (10) 04/12/20 10:45:36 AM CDT 25°Sg18′ D 01°Aq18′ D
Mon (9) SSx Jup (10) 04/12/20 11:25:41 AM CDT 25°Sg40′ D 25°Cp40′ D
Mon (9) QNv Ven (2) 04/12/20 03:04:11 PM CDT 27°Sg44′ D 07°Ge44′ D
Mon (9) TrUn Chi (12) 04/12/20 03:57:43 PM CDT 28°Sg14′ D 06°Ar25′ D
Mon (9) Und Sat (10) 04/12/20 04:34:12 PM CDT 28°Sg35′ D 01°Aq18′ D
Mer (12) Sqr Nod (3) 04/12/20 05:28:36 PM CDT 02°Ar47′ D 02°Cn47′ R
Mer (12) Sqr SNo (9) 04/12/20 05:28:36 PM CDT 02°Ar47′ D 02°Cp47′ R
Mon (9) Nov Mar (11) 04/12/20 05:30:49 PM CDT 29°Sg07′ D 09°Aq07′ D
Mon (9) BNv Nep (12) 04/12/20 06:31:00 PM CDT 29°Sg40′ D 19°Pi40′ D
Mon (9) Cnj Cap (9) 04/12/20 07:05:12 PM CDT 00°Cp00′ D 00°Cp00′ D
Mon (9) Cnj Cap (9) 04/12/20 07:05:13 PM CDT 00°Cp00′ D 00°Cp00′ D
Nep (12) Cpl Chi (12) 04/12/20 07:26:29 PM CDT -05°01′ +05°01′
Mon (9) SSx Sat (10) 04/12/20 09:26:57 PM CDT 01°Cp19′ D 01°Aq19′ D
Mon (9) Pll SNo (9) 04/12/20 09:32:11 PM CDT -23°24′ -23°24′
Mon (9) Cpl Nod (3) 04/12/20 09:32:11 PM CDT -23°24′ +23°24′
Mer (12) Und Ura (1) 04/12/20 10:10:56 PM CDT 03°Ar06′ D 05°Ta50′ D

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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June 13, 2017 (Julian 164) Moon in Aquarius + A Storm Begins

June 13, 2017 (Julian 164) Moon in Aquarius + A Storm Begins

Chances are good you have felt the Jupiter (station direct) and Neptune (station retrograde) weirdness for the past few weeks.  In traditional astrology, ALL of the matters ruled by Neptune (in modern astrology) are ruled by Jupiter.  So, no matter which system you follow, the message remains the same: “things” that are “ruled” by Jupiter / Neptune are, at a minimum, “shifting” now and for many they are simply a mess.

What are we talking about?  Quite a bit.  In modern astrology terms, (1) Jupiter is associated with higher education (typically colleges and universities), foreign travel and “foreigners,” law, courts, and legal matters, and sometimes extra-marital affairs (or other “infidelity”); (2) Neptune is associated with health and healthcare (particularly illness and hospitalization), poetry, lyrics, songs, photography, videography, alcohol & drug addiction, and sometimes criminality (usually petty crime) and deceit.

Mercury trines Jupiter (usually favorable) and forms, along with the Moon, a Grand Air Trine.  For writers, this should be a great aspect, but the issues mentioned (“slow” movement from our Earth bound perspective) might turn it all on the ear.  The same goes with anyone involved in communications or transportation or typical “air sign” activities.  Add Uranus in the mix and you have a “kite,” a pattern of special opportunity.

We think that clear cut “winners” and “losers” will emerge today.  We also think you will be able to tell which category you are in quickly.  “Things” will either go your way, fluidly, or you will encounter roadblocks, stop signs, and caution lights.  Keep your eyes open, and adjust accordingly.

Mercury also forms a square to Neptune, and this is notorious for problems for people who have addictions of any kind but especially alcohol or drugs.  If you are in recovery, you will need to be extra vigilant to avoid slippery “people, places, and things” and practice the HALT principle (do not get too hungry, angry, lonely, or tired).  If you attend support group meetings, this is a good time to avail yourself of those.

If you are NOT in recovery but maybe should be, this is a good week to take the plunge.

If you have mental health issues then you might need a “med adjustment” or some other help.  Do that this week.

This is an extraordinary day for anybody who is a poet or songwriter or interested in pursuit of those.  Take advantage of this special window if that applies to you.

Mars quintiles Eris, and that is bad for most people.  If you are the kind of person who creates chaos and maybe engages in violence, then the day might favor you.  For the rest of us, perfection of this aspect can favor those who we call “bad guys.”

Hygeia (health and healthcare) also perfects a sesquiquadrate (urgency) to Sedna (victims), yet another sign that today (or maybe this week) is dangerous.

Summary: avoid dangerous people, places, and things, do not abuse drugs or alcohol (or engage in other addictions), and consider spending some quiet time writing poetry or taking photographs.

Today is a mixed bag: some dangerous people might cause harm, and some brilliant and talented people will produce important gifts for the rest of us.

May 24, 2017 (Julian 144) Saturn quincunx Sedna; Taurus Moon Turns Void

May 24, 2017 (Julian 144) Saturn quincunx Sedna; Taurus Moon Turns Void

If you have read my earlier forecasts this week, and the news, then you know we are in a dangerous period.  My original hunch (based on aspects) was that it would occur on Tuesday and involve EU / Middle East.  The explosion at the concert in the UK, precisely the kind of thing that “came to me,” actually occurred on Monday and involved the UK (and Middle East).  I have said before, and say again, that I think this entire week is dangerous.  I stand by that prognostication and hope that I am wrong.  As I said previously, I would rather be “wrong” and not see loss of life than the other way around.

That said, the big news today is the perfection of Saturn quincunx Sedna.  Since Saturn is retrograde, we say this a few months ago (in Saturn direct motion) and will see it again in a few months (in direct motion).  From a “zoomed out” long term perspective (years, decades, and centuries), this is the most important aspect this year (although arguably Saturn trine Uranus is a rather persuasive runner up).

What does it mean?  Well, it is not very “pretty” as Southern ladies I know might say (watch the old movie “Steel Magnolias” to get what I am saying).  In fact, it is downright “ugly.”

Sedna is so new to us that it is very difficult to interpret, having been discovered in 2003.  With a 10,500 year orbit, it represents an entire new class of objects (as well as a shift in our collective consciousness, much as the discovery of Uranus did in the late 18th century).  So, what does it mean?

More than a few of us are scratching our heads about it, and more than a few astrologers are ignoring it.  After all, with a 10,500 year orbit, it could be treated the same as a fixed star (and probably should be).  Any meaningful changes in position / interpretation will come after we are all dead and gone.  Sedna is located between 17 and 18 Taurus, and can differ slightly in only the fractions of the degree it occupies.

The short version of the “meaning” of Sedna is that she is the Inuit (if unfamiliar to you, think “Eskimo”) Goddess of the Victim.  The story is very unpleasant, characterized by an unpleasant marriage built on lies and deceit followed by a painful death at her father’s hands (that is a really bad choice of words; he cut her fingers one by one, leading to her death by drowning).

Saturn we all know, but here is a short recap: Saturn (Roman) was also known as Kronos (Greek) and is the basis for “Father Time” in English stories and the “old year” with the sickle at New Year’s Eve celebrations.  Physically he represents bones (or the superstructure of a building), is tied to Capricorn and the 10th house (of careers), and is very much about the status quo and (like Vesta) “doing things the way we have always done them.” Saturn is currently in late Sagittarius, the sign of foreign travel, law, universities, and “higher thought.”

A quincunx, to review, is an aspect of disharmony that results in the ultimate in miscommunications.  The signs that house the planets differ in quality (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable) and element (Fire, Earth, Air, and Water) and everything else.  It is the kind of “connection” that is really the ultimate disconnect.

I hate to say it, but I think this aspect tells us that the victims of the bombing will not receive justice.  We might THINK that they will receive justice, but like any miscommunication this will turn out to be “not quite true.”  Some other events must happen first.  About a year or so from now, when Saturn makes it to 17 Capricorn, we might finally see the truly responsible parties brought to justice.  But the trip involves Saturn (time and difficulties) and Sedna (Victims, and people without choice).  It will not be easy.

In fact, this aspect is saying that, collectively, we will have to take some hard medicine.  Doing what needs to be done to halt suicide bombers and similar people will involve harsh tactics that none of us want to think about.  The path forward is more difficult than many of us imagine.  Cherish your rights; much blood has been spilled to protect your freedoms, and threats to our freedoms seemingly never stop.

A few of you are asking, again, BUT WHERE IS TODAY’S FORECAST?  Well, this is such an important day in certain ways (seeking justice for the victims), that I would argue you “just read it.”  But here are the more short term (i.e. the “lights” or Sun and Moon) aspects and analysis.

First off, Moon in Taurus goes void of course at 2:07 PM CDT.  (12:07 PM PDT; 3:07 EDT; 8:07 PM in London).  All bets are off until tomorrow morning, and give the other aspects, I think that Saturn (father time, the “reaper” of traditional astrology) and Sedna (Victims) make this an extra dangerous void.  Watch your temper.  Avoid dangerous people, places, and things, and avoid being one yourself.

It is a day full of irritations and a tendency to remember people who have caused you harm.  Be careful with this; it can lead you down the wrong road today.  You might need justice, but today is better for “doing your homework” rather than taking action.

Keep in mind that the Moon could be viewed as forming a (VERY loose) yod with Jupiter (Libra) and Saturn (Sagittarius).  That means you may face a decision today, and it may be a rather difficult one.

Prior to the void you CAN accomplish SOME things, but we are in Dark of the Moon (DOTM) and the New Moon is tomorrow.  That means the most important accomplishments today involve “house cleaning” and discarding that which is no longer needed or helpful, taking into our recommendations regarding temper.  Do not throw it (or them) out because you are angry.  The anger might help stir you to action, but make certain that your thinking is clear and legitimate.

I think that, oddly, a handful of sculptors somewhere “out there” can produce some amazing work today, particularly if it is something that honors the memorial of those who have gone before us, particularly anyone who has been a victim.

Sedna links:

April 29, 2017 (Julian 119)

April 29, 2017 (Julian 119)

Today is a bit of an odd-ball day and somewhat challenging to read.   Moon is active in Gemini and mostly pleasant but then goes void about 4:30 PM CDT when it squares Chiron and opposes Saturn. The void lasts until about 9 PM CDT when it moves into its home sign of Cancer and squares Venus.  From the perspective of lunar transits, Saturday is pleasant until about 4 PM CDT or so when “things” turn a bit ugly.

Outers are quite active but tricky to read.  Ceres enters Gemini and squares the Nodes.  It is in pursuit of Mars but unlikely to catch it (Mars is a bit faster).  Issues of prosperity in general and particularly food and diet move to the forefront today.  Younger females panic about “bikini season” and others of us focus on other issues involving food or prosperity.

Black Moon Lilith (AND the “white moon”) aspect Eris (Chaos), and we are not certain what to make out of that EXCEPT this might be a “party Saturday” for younger people so inclined.  The rest of us might be wise to stay off the highways, particularly after 4 PM CDT.  Pallas forms a semi-square with Sedna; what does THAT mean?  The warrior goddess forms (Greek) forms an alliance with the Goddess of Victims (Inuit)?  Fee free to produce your own combination of that duo, keeping in mind the Eris interpretations and Ceres interpretations previously mentioned.

As we said earlier, it is a bit of an oddball day.

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.