June 11, 2017 (Julian 162) Moon in Capricorn + Neptune Quincunx Vesta

June 11, 2017 (Julian 162) Moon in Capricorn + Neptune Quincunx Vesta

Since Neptune will turn retrograde soon, this week on June 16th, we will quickly revisit this aspect “soon” (July).  This is an unpleasant aspect that typically brings chaos and discord to traditions and “how we have always done things.”  Pluto triseptiles Vesta, bringing a flavor of “karma” to the mess.  Forgiveness is smarter than blame here.  If you cannot do that, then leave the situation and give yourself a “time out.”

Moon in Capricorn forms a quincunx about 11 PM CDT Saturday night and almost exactly 24 hours later Moon perfects the same aspect to the Sun.  This is more chaos and discord.  Events involving alcohol / drugs can go very badly at this time.  Stay away from those situations.

9 AM CDT brings a Moon / Jupiter square, and those are also about “overdoing,” particularly overeating or overspending.  By 8 PM CDT, Moon perfects a conjunction to Pluto, and you, or someone near you, will want an accounting.  This is not a day to squander time, money, or opportunities.  It is a day to stay out of spats and disagreements.  If necessary, spend time alone and “clean house” and work on finances & bookkeeping.

And, plan for the upcoming week.  “Things” can be a bit strange Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday.  If you, or someone you know, uses or abuses alcohol or drugs, “things” can reach a breaking point.  Ditto for people with various mental illnesses (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and so forth).  Things can “get a lot more crazy.”  (We are stealing that line from a Dateline episode.)  Take care of business TODAY (Sunday); you will need the essentials done.

June 7, 2017 (Julian 158) Moon v/c in Scorpio

June 7, 2017 (Julian 158) Moon v/c in Scorpio

The Moon is v/c in Scorpio for all of the day for EU / UK, and moves into Sagittarius at 5:59 PM CDT for those in the Western Hemisphere.  Minor aspects are mostly annoying ones except Moon trine Chiron during the void.  Chiron aspects are typically difficult since these usually involve looking at some place in our selves or our lives that is the “wound [we] cannot heal.”  Let us be clear: this will be a tough day for most people though some people with planets (especially “the lights,” the Sun or Moon) in water signs MIGHT prosper today.

Outers are busy with highly abstract and difficult to read aspects again.  Every day this week has some kind of Mars activity EXCEPT the 9th (which is Full Moon / Jupiter direct station AND has two 7th harmonic “karmic” aspects).  We think the entire week is, again, dangerous, and today is no exception.  Vesta (traditions, and sometimes possibly kinky sex) trines Black Moon Lilith (a sort of unbridled and wild sexuality), so if you are in an intense sexual relationship, or want to be, today is the day for that.

April 24, 2017 (Julian 114)

April 24, 2017 (Julian 114)

Today has a clear cut message: pay attention to details.  Retrograde Mercury tells us that as it trines Retrograde Saturn.  Despite the fact that Saturn is a malefic, this is a favorable aspect most of the time for most people IF you are willing to heed the message and do the work.  Both are in fire signs, so fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) are affected most followed by air signs (Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini).  For some people, they will find lost ojects, and this will be an important turn of events.  Everybody, regardless of sign, can benefit by “taking care of business” today.

Outers are relatively quiet again, with   Saturn quincunx Vesta is the loudest voice of the group, and that signals a conflict or misunderstanding between one side that is related to religion, higher education, or law and the other side which is focused on family traditions.  Neither side can “win” here, so walk away from any disputes of the sort.

April 20, 2017 (Julian 110)

April 20, 2017 (Julian 110)

Pluto stations retrograde today, and that is the headline news.  Matters involving death, taxes, investigations, homicides, and power structures bear deeper scrutiny at this time.  Certain secrets come to light.  Aries / Cancer / Libra / Capricorn (Cardinal Signs) are affected the most, but so are Taurus and Virgo.  Others tend to be bystanders or have reduced roles (unless you have a number of Cardinal planets in your natal chart).

Sun is in Taurus, Moon is in Aquarius (and Last Quarter), and (as we mentioned) Pluto stations retrograde today.  Mercury joins the Sun about 1 AM CDT.  Moon perfects semi-squares to Chiron and Venus (both in Pisces) in the early morning hours and some of us have a sense of urgency involving health, beauty, or maybe finances.  This is a great day for “home cleanup” if that is an option for you; some will find important misplaced items (or ideas about misused resources that need to be re-allocated(.  Moon also perfects a semi-square to Jupiter at this time, amplifying this sense of urgency.  (For some this may involving educational matters.)

Retrograde Mercury is void since about 1 AM CDT until it moves into Aries shortly before 1 PM CDT.  One misplaced item might be found but another lost.  It all seems to madness.

However, near 2 PM CDT Moon (Aquarius) trines Jupiter (Libra) and most people gain something of benefit, particularly air and fire signs.  This can be a good time to apply for a job or, alternatively, to obtain a good deal on an important purchase.

Jupiter binoviles Vesta, and some of us have important insights involving the traditions of home and family.

Astrology Forecast for April 7, 2017 (Julian 097)

Astrology Forecast for April 7, 2017 (Julian 097)

Clear winners and clear losers emerge today.  Sun opposite Jupiter is usually benevolent, but with retrograde season present and this being part of the Sun(+Uranus)-Jupiter-Pluto T-Square “things” can become “big” and “things” can be “blown out of proportion.”  We may be on the edge of a war, a real “hot” war, and this configuration indicates that is a very real possibility, especially with the Venus (Retrograde in Pisces) / Saturn (Retrograde in Sagittarius) square perfecting tomorrow.  See, also, our commentary from Election Day 2016, particular Part 3 in which I predict that a “hot” war is coming (but not as “hot” with Donald Trump as it would have been with Hillary Clinton).

So, what does this mean for most of us in practical day to day terms?  Superb opportunities can be had today, but be careful not to overindulge (too much food, too much spending, too much booze, or too much of anything else).  Saturn (Retrograde) perfects a triseptile to Vesta, so we have an opportunity from an insight regarding some old karma related to church and faith (or “higher thought” or “foreign affairs” or “higher education”) and family (or oceans! or fluids of some kind if you are a chemist).

With a waxing moon in Virgo, some of us can take on home reorganization projects.  That is a VERY good use of our time and energy today!  Today CAN be a fun day, so point it in that direction.

Not sure what all of this means?  Watch this video, it might help!