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.

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

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.

May 11, 2017 (Julian 131) Void Moon in Scorpio enters Sadge + Mars Square Neptune + Mercury trine Saturn

May 11, 2017 (Julian 131) Void Moon in Scorpio enters Sadge + Mars Square Neptune + Mercury trine Saturn

Void since perfection of the Full Moon yesterday, Moon continues void this morning in Scorpio until it enters Sagittarius at almost exactly Noon CDT.  Moon quincunx Uranus (Aries) then Mercury (Aries) near sunrise (CDT) leads to mistakes and miscalculations just in time for rush hour.  Be extra careful, and make absolutely certain that you do not follow too closely.  A lunar trine to Chiron about 7:30 AM CDT brings issues of healthcare, education, mentors or some mix all to the surface.  Recognize them but do not take action until at least the void is over and preferably on another day.

Why avoid action today?  Mars squares Neptune, and nothing is as it seems.  Snake oil salesmen and con-artists prosper, and unless you are one of those, chances are good you will not.  Mercury trines Saturn which leads people to check every detail, dot every “i,” and cross every “t.”  Even the snake oil salesmen may not do so well.  Maybe we should say “salesperson” because chances are the person likely to blindside you will not meet with your expectations.

Any upsides for today?  Plenty.  First, creatives continue to prosper.  This day tends to favor photographers, videographers, and other visual artists more than yesterday.  Work done this morning may require re-dos but should be done anyway.  Often the genius of a work is found in a re-do or edit.  Today is that kind of day.

Exactly the same advice applies to anyone who examines details for a living.  But if you are proofreading in the morning, make certain you give it a second look in the afternoon or evening.  Something will leap out at that time that makes a difference, maybe a pivotal change.

Moon is waning, so removal of the unnecessary leads to prosperity.  Sun is in Taurus, so sculptors prosper.  Just do not work in stone or marble this morning; model it in clay in the morning then do the final work in stone later today.