New Moon October 2014 (Solar Eclipse)

October 21, 2014 at 2:46 am | Posted in 2014, 2014-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns | 6 Comments
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The New Moon (and Solar Eclipse) of October 23rd proves to have an interesting chart.  With an eighth house stellium in Scorpio when set here in Plano as well as Mars near Midheaven (MC), we expect the potential for some intense power struggles and intense transformations.

This intense eclipse is not entirely a surprise, given the recent “Grand Yod” of August and September (and effectively continuing to exert influence through November and into 2015), the Kite of October 5th through 12th (earlier this month), and Rosettas, Mystic Rectangle, and Thor’s Hammers that followed the kite.

Astrologically speaking, October 2014 has been a busy month.  And, this Solar Eclipse, producing a New Moon Stellium in Scorpio (in the eighth house in Plano, where the chart was cast), is no exception.

Maybe this year Halloween should fall on the 23rd!

Here is the chart:

2014-10 New Moon (Solar Eclipse)

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We see traditional planets Venus and Saturn joining the Sun/Moon in Scorpio and (local to Plano) in the eighth house.  Asteroids Ceres (food, food supplies, and issues of prosperity and famine) and Pallas (Justice and legal battles) are also part of this stellium.  NASA has provided a map of the path of the eclipse.  Per TimeAndDate.com, this eclipse will be visible in New York City near sunset.  Wikipedia also has a page dedicated to this eclipse, replete with animations.

From a Solar Maps vantage point, the United States map is particularly interesting.  The corridor of the east coast from NYC to Boston is particularly affected by this eclipse.  Other planetary lines (Pluto / Node / Mercury) affect North Carolina and South Carolina.  A Mars line passes North to South through Shreveport, Louisiana (see, also, this link) and points due north of Shreveport (through Canada).  Des Moines IA is also affected by the same line that affects Shreveport.

A Jupiter line passes through Los Angeles, bringing likely prosperity to that region.  (This might be in the form of rain, literally.)  That same Jupiter line intersects Vesta a few hundred miles east of Boise ID.  (So, this point east of Boise ID would be great to hold some kind of “brainstorming” conference.)

Given that the motion picture industry is centered in Los Angeles, but important productions are now being made in Shreveport, we have to wonder what kind of the collaborations between the two are going to emerge over the course of the next year (or at least until the next eclipse).

Here is the map:

2014-10 Eclipse Map (United States)

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The Chiron / Neptune crossing south of Albuquerque NM indicates a need to resolve certain issues.  (This might be an important turning point for the CNVC. Happy 80th birthday to Marshall Rosenberg.)

We see an Astraea line passing near the center of Atlanta GA (and that emphasizes, at this time, any linkages Atlanta has to Paris, France).  We also note a Ceres line (Ceres at Midheaven) going through Vancouver and points north of Vancouver.

Below is an alternative U.S. Map:

2014-10 Eclipse Map (United States) 2

 

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While the state of Connecticut does not have any crossings, it does have THREE lines passing through this relatively small region (Sun, Moon, and Venus).  We expect the eclipse to be particularly “viewable” here near sunset, and we also expect this region to be strongly affected by the eclipse.

2014-10 Eclipse Map (CT)

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The West Indies are highly affected by this eclipse.  A number of lines run through Cuba.  Puerto Rico is HIGHLY affected by a concentration of the same lines that affect Connecticut (Sun, Moon, and Venus), but closer together (and, therefore, a bit amplified).  The Bahamas and Jamaica are affected by close alignment of the Mercury / Node lines.  (Interpretation of Mercury / Node: “it is fate that something must be said.”)

2014-10 Eclipse Map (West Indies)

 

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In the UK and Europe, we expect Latvia to be most highly affected, but the region including Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Belorus will be affected.  Paris is also affected.

2014-10 Eclipse Map (UK and Europe)

 

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Here is the chart for Paris (France, not Texas):

2014-10 Eclipse Chart (Paris)

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As regular reader Caroline wrote: “I have done the eclipse chart for Bristol and you may be interested to know that Astraea is 01aries 22 9th house side to the eclipse MC of 01aries49.”  We see Astraea at MC for Paris, France.  Note that this activates any linkages to Atlanta GA as being important at this time.  And it also means that questions of Justice will be particularly important for these regions.

We also note that a Uranus (Prometheus) MC (Midheaven) line directly affects Munich, Germany.  Given the rest of this chart, we expect profound events occur here.  We hope that these will be in the high form (powerful insights and scientific breakthroughs) rather than the low form (explosions).  Either or both could occur.  Germany is generally associated with Scorpio, so we expect that Germany is now at a critically important turning point (that may not fully manifest until after the Mercury Direct Station.

2014-10 Eclipse Chart (Munich Germany)

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Here is the map of Germany and the surrounding area:

2014-10 Eclipse Map (Germany)

SE Asia is highly activated, as shown by this map:

2014-10 Eclipse Chart (SE Asia)

 

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First of all, we note that almost all of the “-stans” in the region, from Pakistan to Kazakhstan, have a Chiron on the Descendant line passing through them.  They are feeling pain and wounds (perhaps wounded egos or maybe physical wounds or fiscal wounds or all of these) and will be sensitive at this time.  The part of India that borders Pakistan is picked up by this also.  Otherwise, India is mostly untouched by this eclipse.

Viet Nam, Cambodia, and Malaysia pick up the Node / Mercury lines similar to the Bahamas / Jamaica lines described earlier.  (Essentially these are slightly different variations of the same line.  Interpretation of Mercury / Node: “it is fate that something must be said.”)  As with Atlanta / Paris, communications between this region and the corresponding region in the West Indies may prove to be important.

Particularly powerful are the lines that pass through Northern China (near Japan), Taipei, the northern edge of the Phillipines, and the eastern edge of Indonesia.  These lines correspond to the lines passing through New York, Connecticut, and (other) parts of New England.  These are the Sun / Moon / Venus lines from the eclipse, and they bring powerful changes to these regions.

Taipei is one of the most highly affected places in the world.  Here is the chart of the eclipse, relocated to Taipei:

2014-10 Eclipse (Taipei)

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 Looking for other commentary on this eclipse?  Try here:

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A 2014 Time Map of Septiles (and some discussion of the Astrology of the Ebola Outbreak)

October 17, 2014 at 10:48 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Events, Higher Order Aspects | 2 Comments
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Since we are in a massively creative (as well as massively dangerous!) period, I thought I would deviate from my recent tendency to focus on New Moons, Full Moons, Mercury Retrogrades and such similar events.  Using Solar Fire 8 (with some email guidance from Madalyn Hillis-Dineen of Astrolabe), I decided to explore some higher order aspects.  What follows is a “time map” of outer planet septiles (and similar aspects such as tri-septiles) for the next 12 months (starting Oct 1, 2014).

Septile aspects (and variants) are indicative of periods of “karma” or “reaping what you have sown.”  (However, if you are a seamstress, it might be a case of “ripping what you have sewn.”)  Outer planets (or “generational planets”) tend to affect “all” (or “most”) of us, with some more directly (and intensely) affected than others.  Keep an eye out and let me know if any of these dates turn out to be “significant” for you.

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Date Time Zone Planet 1 Aspect Planet 2
Oct 14 2014 8:38 AM CDT Jup TSpt Chi
Oct 16 2014 9:57 PM CDT Sat BSpt Nep
Jan 1 2015 12:23 PM CST Sat BSpt Chi
Jan 20 2015 11:59 AM CST Jup BSpt Sat
Jan 25 2015 9:23 PM CST Jup TSpt Chi
Feb 11 2015 5:14 PM CST Sat Spt Nod
Feb 22 2015 10:04 AM CST Chi TSpt Nod
Mar 16 2015 6:51 AM CDT Sat BSpt Chi
Mar 30 2015 4:35 AM CDT Jup TSpt Nep
May 5 2015 9:40 PM CDT Jup TSpt Nep
May 25 2015 8:16 PM CDT Jup Spt Nod
Jun 7 2015 3:36 PM CDT Jup BSpt Sat
Jun 28 2015 7:39 PM CDT Nep TSpt Nod
Jul 21 2015 12:37 AM CDT Jup TSpt Chi

The Jupiter / Neptune TriSeptile (TSpt) pair of March 30, 2015 / May 5, 2015 looks particularly interesting.  I suspect that, if the current (October, 2014) issues with EBola have not been resolved by next spring (2015), that we will see critical turning points on or near those two dates.

Note the Jupiter TriSeptile Chiron (exact) aspect of October 14, 2014.  On that date:

  • Germany On October 14, the first patient in Germany dies from EVD,  a 56-year-old Sudanese UN employee who had been the third medical evacacuee to Germany, at St Georg Hospital in Leipzig.
  • USA On October 14 anonymous nurses allege that there were no protocols in the treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, that their protective gear was insufficient, and that hazardous waste was allowed to pile up.
  • Also on October 14, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings announced that Nina Pham’s one-year-old Cavalier King Charles spaniel would be kept in isolation and monitored at Hensley Field.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Ebola_virus_disease_epidemic_timeline#October_2014

Outer planet aspects are VERY SLOW compared to others, so the weeks preceding and following the exact aspect bear inspection as well.

We note: (1) prior to the discovery of Neptune, Jupiter was associated with healing (and, therefore, illness) as well as continuing to be associated with animals (such as Bentley?); (2) Chiron is directly associated with healing, being called sometimes the “wounded healer.”  (Wounder healer = infected nurse?)

Climbing a bit further out on the metaphorical limb, the Saturn BiSeptile (BSpt) Neptune aspect of October 16th seems to tie in the recent woes of the financial markets.

My hope is that the Ebola (and Enterovirus EV-D68 and any other contagious diseases) outbreak is contained, the financial markets are healed as well, and that these karmic aspects find a different outlet for expression of their significance.

Some other (astrological) analyses:

October 2014 Rosetta, Mystic Rectangle and Thor’s Hammer

October 14, 2014 at 12:57 am | Posted in Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 4 Comments
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These aspects (the Rosetta, Mystic Rectangle, and Thor’s Hammer) repeat several times in October 2014.  We have seen a similar pattern before: the Tokyo Earthquake of 2011.  If we will see some kind of earthquake or meltdown remains to be seen, but lately the NYSE seems to have been a bit shakey.

We omit the Rosettas of Oct 2nd and Oct 10th as being similar to that of Oct 24th and note that they are similar and that in some important way these dates are tied together.  (Hindsight will likely elucidate how.)  Instead, we begin with the Mystic Rectangle of October 12th (which began as the Kite described in a previous post broke formation).

Mystic Rectangle of 2014-10-12

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We note that Moon trines Venus and Mars trines Uranus.  Mars and the Sun are sextile as are the Moon and Uranus.  This is a powerful day for purposes of creativity for anyone who seized it.  For others, the day seemed a bit irritable and maybe even odd.  Some atypical romances may have started on this date that will turn out to have “staying power” much to the surprise of many.

Next, we look at the Thor’s Hammer of October 15th (one of several this month):

Thors Hammer of 2014-10-15

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We worry about “things going boom” on this date (October 15th) and on the next (October 18th):

Thors Hammer of 2014-10-18

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We believe that these two days (and possibly the period between them) are particularly dangerous in terms of explosive things and explosive people.

Finally, we present the Rosetta of October 24th.  It “bookends” this series of patterns in October, AND it precedes the Mercury Direct Station (meaning that some things have been boiling and will pop after the direct station):

Rosetta of 2014-10-24

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We note that the Rosetta occurs after the New Moon in Scorpio and (again) just before the Mercury Direct Station: a number of “things” will “take off” (in some big way) after October 25th.  For some, I might add, this will be an excellent period to launch creative projects.

Recall that we are also working through the Grand Yod of 2014.  Whatever new path you have been testing, now is the time to blend in your most creative ideas and focus your efforts to more fully launch your journey along that path.

Kite of October 5th through October 12th

October 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | 8 Comments
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We have a kite in play from October 5th through the 12th.  This is an unusually long window, maintained by the fact that, as the Sun moves out of its place in the kite, Venus will move in to continue it.

Kites can be extremely “lucky” periods and Uranus (aka “Prometheus”) features prominently in this one.  Capture your best ideas, no matter how crazy they may sound, during this time period.  Some amazing gifts may come to you, and when you look back you may realize that those ideas were not so “crazy” after all.

Here is one variant of the chart (a number exist because the window is so large):

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If you can recall what you were doing between 3:57 CDT and 4:51 CDT (that is Plano time, please adjust for your Time Zone, of course), and what ideas came to you at that time, you would find the notes that you generate to have great potential to improve your life.  Also important is October 9th which has a quintile kite.

Here is another analysis of this kite that I like.

A number of interesting aspects are happening this October, including a Rosetta, a Mystic Rectangle, and several (gulp!) Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) patterns.  (We saw a similar set of patterns in the Tokyo Earthquake of March 11, 2011.)  These are not particularly common aspects (often having a period of years between occurrences), and we expect October 2014 to be an “interesting” month.

Stay tuned for more.

Full Moon of October 8th (October 2014 Full Moon)

October 6, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Posted in 2014-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 3 Comments
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Here is the astrological chart for the upcoming Full Moon of October 8th, set in Plano TX:

Full Moon October 2014 (Basic)

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We see the Moon in Aries opposing the Sun in Libra, which is what we expect at this time of year.  Several things make this FM interesting.  First of all, Pluto in Capricorn squares it, which greatly heightens the tension.  Some of the people born at this time will be quite remarkable, judges, or generals, or maybe serial killers.  If you use asteroids in your interpretations, then we see Hygeia (healthcare and health issues) in Cancer in opposition to Pluto in Capricorn.  I would not be surprised to see HMO’s or some similar kind of healthcare issue pop up in the news.  (We already have the Ebola discussion, but this involves something financial, such as why Big Pharma has not funded much (any?) research on developing a vaccine for Ebola.)

[Update: Thomas Eric Duncan dies on this date (less than two hours after culmination of the full moon), spurring much debate about the healthcare system.  NY Times Article. ]

Another condition that makes this FM interesting is that Mercury is retrograde.  Some things really are “coming to a head” or to a “boiling point” with this FM and some people will decide that “something must be done.”  We may see some kind of important breakthrough about six days after the FM as Mercury moves backwards to conjoin Pallas.  Alan Lin describes Pallas as the “Goddess of Applied Intelligence.”  We may not see a good window to fully apply this breakthrough until after the New Moon and possibly until after Mercury turns direct.

All of that SHOULD be enough, but we note, also, that a Grand Fire Trine is in play: Moon and Uranus together in Aries, Jupiter in Leo, and Mars (and Vesta!) in Sagittarius.  This provides the inspiration to “get things done” but does have the danger of “much talk and no action.”  Whether or not action occurs depends on Pluto (finances) in this case.  If you decide to become enthusiastic about something, pick a project (or projects) that have the resources (money) to actually be done.  Otherwise it will all be much ado about nothing.

Like one of those late night television advertisements, here is where we say “but, wait! That’s not all!”  Remember that rare (and USEFUL!) Quintile Kite that we keep talking about!  Well, that happens the NEXT DAY on October 9th.  Use this surplus of energy (FM, Grand Cross, Grand Trine) on a project that is feasible (Pluto in Capricorn) and funnel those energies into creative solutions (Pallas, Vesta, Quntile Kite).  Solving problems involving healthcare issues are especially favored.  And, keep in mind that you may hit some bumps in the road.  You may not see progress until after the New Moon or even after Mercury makes the Direct Station (October 21st).

Apparently some of you do like the maps (I received some feedback about this).  Keep in mind that what I put up, or say, depends on feedback.  1,000 visitors and no one comments about maps means that no one is interested and I take them down.  (And, yes, that kind of thing can easily happen.  This site sees roughly 12,000 to 13,000 visitors per year currently, so 1,000 visitors can easily come through in a month.  A month with no comments leads me to believe that I do not have much interest in what I am doing and I expend my time and energy elsewhere.)

Here is the U.S. map:

FM 2014 October US Map

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This is a very active map, but it only has one noteworthy crossing.  We see lines through Denver, Albuquerque, and Nashville.  Eastern Seaboard is lit up with a complex collection of lines with Boston and Philadelphia particularly affected.  But most interesting of all is the crossing of lines a few hundred miles due east of San Francisco.  If I had to pick an “interesting” place to be (in the U.S.) on this full moon, I would pick San Francisco or more specifically that spot a bit east of there.  Interesting “things” may happen there.  (But, even more interesting, see Trondheim, below.)

Regarding the map of Europe, we first see a Vesta line through the UK, approximately on the border between Scotland and England.  Looks like things there may not be quite settled.  And, since Vesta (THE “warrior goddess”) is involved, and on the Ascendant, we may see the UK become involved (decisively!) in a military action.  What I am saying is that they may decide to strike.  And, if they do become so focused, they will pretty much obliterate the enemy, whoever that is.  (Ouch!)

FM 2014 October Europe Map

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Something equally troubling is brewing in Poland (I do not read the news there, so I do not know what), and we see this with the Mars line coming so close to Warsaw.  Lithuania is similarly activated, and we see Austria, Italy, and several other countries “picked up” by this Mars line.  Sun and Moon lines are near Berlin and prominently influence the Czech republic as well.  Not sure how Germany will handle this, but I bet that change is “afoot.”  I think that Germany CAN use this time/energy to make their financial position EVEN STRONGER.  (And, to be sure, they are very strong.)

Even more interesting is how the already powerful financial juggernaut of Norway has a Vesta/Venus crossing!  Wow!  If I could move to Norway and start a career there, then I would be tempted to do just that!  This is really the place to be, maybe even more than Germany.  Trondheim is VERY strong.  (Refer to Map.)  All of Scandinavia is treated quite well by this FM, but Norway is particularly strong (with Sweden very close)!

FM 2014 October Scandinavia Map
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(Too bad Trondheim is not a sister city to Plano!)

The complex of lines through Southeast Asia, including Cambodia and Viet Nam, is really too complex to interpret.  This may be the most highly activated area in the world currently, and the unrest could break out into some kind of war, possibly something similar to a civil war.  The instability is really difficult to describe.  Also worrisome is the triple line crossing at the northernmost edges of India and Pakistan.  Involving Chiron (old wounds), Neptune (deception and misunderstanding), and Mars (violence and war), “things” could become very dicey here as well.

FM 2014 October India Map

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The Jupiter / Vesta crossing in Eastern Iran indicates some kind of powerful opportunity there for someone who knows how to take advantage of it.  Here is a “zoomed out” map of SE Asia:

FM 2014 October SE Asia Map

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Australia is far quieter than these other parts of the world.  However, Sydney and Newcastle may be experiencing some odd kinds of problems with their food supplies this spring.  (This is spring in Australia, and that is probably a good excuse to go visit.)  Perth is also activated, but a Pallas Descendant line is likely to be beneficial: certain individuals (and maybe teams) in Perth has an opportunity to innovate solutions that may not be obvious to others.

FM 2014 October Aus-NZ Map

Grand Fire Trines of 2014 and 2015 (and more)

October 1, 2014 at 1:15 am | Posted in Astrology, Editorial | 1 Comment
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A few notes to my regular readers who visit here.  In addition to the Quintile Kite article published previously, I plan to address the series of Grand Fire Trines that will happen roughly every 28 days when the Moon enters Sadge while Jupiter remains in Leo.  Saturday October 4th Mercury Retrograde begins again, and we will be writing about that as well.

I also remind you that the Jupiter / Neptune / Pluto “Grand Yod” will still be affecting most of us as we address which fork in the road to pick, a choice that will affect us for many years to come.  Finally, as usually, we will be doing the monthly lunation charts.  So, “stay tuned.”  More to come as soon as I can find a window of time to write about it!

Autumnal Equinox, September 2014: the First Day of Fall

September 10, 2014 at 12:11 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Events, Lunations | 1 Comment
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The Autumnal Equinox of 2014 occurs on September 22nd at 9:29 CDT this year (Plano, TX).  (In other areas, such as the United Kingdom, it will occur on September 23rd in the early morning hours (0229 GMT)).  It is followed two days later by a new moon (Libra / Aries).  We will cover both in this entry.

First, the chart (set in Plano TX):

Autumnal Equinox 2014 September

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We note that the Moon is very old and (predictably) near the Sun.  Venus is between them and would be “besieged” if the Sun and Moon were malefics (which they are not).  This places Venus on or near the mid-point of Sun and Moon and is arguably a favorable placement.  Moon is slightly past an opposition to Chiron and and an earlier opposition to Neptune (both in Pisces) earlier than that.

Before we go further with our analysis, let us make clear that you should wrap up certain kinds of business (only you know the precise details) before this change in the sign of the Sun.  This period is definitely about clearing out and letting go.  Given the nature of the Full Moon (FM) earlier this month, this may mean fully releasing any remaining hopes of clinging to whatever path you chose to NOT follow when the time of the FM offered you a choice (or series of choices).  Whatever it is that you chose NOT to do, it is GONE now.  Trying to preserve it or “hang on” to it will only cause you problems and pain.  CLEAR THINGS OUT.

Some of you had a “fling” earlier in September when Venus opposed Neptune (probably the weekend of September 12th).  If you had a painful awakening later (Venus opposite Chiron), and that romance was ill-chosen, then CUT IT OFF.  Cut your losses.  Do not string that person along.  And if you lost money on the romance (or venture), then do NOT think for a minute you are likely to get your money back.  File the pictures you took in your scrapbook.  Move forward.

If you are leaving a job at this time, start your start day for the new job AFTER the New Moon (next chart).  Take a little time off to regenerate.

Looking for an alternative version of this chart?  PlanetWaves.com has one located here.  Another alternative is located here.

Here is the United States map.  We note that Northern Nevada has an unusually high number of lines passing through it.  (Looking for a place to spend the Equinox that should be transformative?  Try Las Vegas or Reno (Reno is slightly stronger in this particular case) for Fall Equinox 2014!  Note, though, that we said “transformative” and did not further qualify that statement as either “good” or “bad.”)

2014-09-Equinox-USMap

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We note that Los Angeles and Southern California are affected, also, but the effect is not as strong as in Northern Nevada.  With Uranus (Prometheus) on the Ascendant, we would not be surprised to see huge gains/losses at the gambling tables.  (But, anything goes!)

Here is the New Moon chart (a few days later):

New Moon September 2014

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A few of you will ignore the the earlier recommendation that “this period is definitely about clearing out and letting go.”  In that case, some of those who ignore that advice will have a “reminder,” possibly an unpleasant reminder, to clear out the old.  Given the position of the Sun/Moon conjoined in the first degree of Libra, this will likely have one of two outcomes.  The first will be a potential for violence.  The damn will burst.  (This depends on the charts of the individuals involved.)  The other outcome is the extreme opposite: prolonged negotiations that seem to go nowhere resulting in “a death by a thousand blows.”  You will WANT progress but be unable to attain it, stuck by the lingering garbage of the previous period.  (This could be in the form of a bankruptcy, possibly for some of those gambling in Las Vegas or Reno.)

A few of you, wisely, will decide to relocate at this time.

While any given chart, or pair of charts, contains many potential “lessons,” the “lessons” of these two are clear: CLEAN HOUSE (literally and figuratively) before this time arrives.

Chances are good we will add updates between “now” (the time of the initial posting) and the time of the events.  (This has become our practice in the last year or two.)

Edit: A few key aspects (and when they perfect) in this period:

Wednesday September 10th: Venus Opposite Neptune

Friday September 12th: Mercury Quincunx Chiron

Sunday September 14th: Venus Trine Pluto

Wednesday September 17th: Venus Opposite Chiron

Sunday September 21st: Venus Sextile Saturn; Mars Square Neptune

Monday September 22nd Pluto Direct Station (within two hours of Equinox)

Tuesday September 23rd: Jupiter Quincunx Chiron!  (About eight hours prior to the New Moon)

Thursday September 25th: Jupiter Trine Uranus

This is an active and complex time.  The Mercury / Jupiter / Chiron quincunxes indicate yet another “fork in the road.”  Venus is in a number of aspects, and this emphasizes in a general way an examination of values.

More specific situations may emerge: careers in the arts may be launched or reach turning points during this period.  Great works of art may be produced.  (See, also, our entry about The Quintile Kite of October 9th 2014.)  If you have any interest in art, if you have thought about the possibility of being a professional artist, this will be your chance to “jump ship” and take on that challenge.)

Children born during this period will tend to see alternative viewpoints; they may have a tendency to break with tradition because they tend to embrace multiple perspectives.  They will face a bit of a curse in that they are never quite satisfied.  (But, this may drive them to produce great accomplishments!)

Jude Cowell, over at Stars Over Washington, has an interesting analysis of the equinox.

Here are a few more links on this Autumnal Equniox:

September 2014: The Grand Yod

September 7, 2014 at 1:19 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Editorial | 1 Comment
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As much as possible, I try to stick to the technical aspects of astrology on this blog. That means I avoid editorials. But, tonight, I am compelled to write an editorial.

I believe that we (collectively and individually) stand at a critically important fork in the road. It began in August and will continue at least through the end of September.  (Actually, it is a much larger period.)  I call this period the “Grand Yod of 2014.”  What makes it “grand” is the involvement of outer planets, namely Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto.  For some, the Full Moon of Monday September the 8th will be a particularly intense point.

Important to note is the fact that many of us often face turning points in our lives. But this one will be more noteworthy than most. The outcome is difficult to see. I can only tell you that we will be disappointed with the results regardless of which fork in the road we choose. So, keep detailed notes for the time being. For now, nothing is trivial. Everything is important. Take pictures. Make video. Cherish your friends and loved ones. And remember, someday, to tell yourself that you made the best decision that you could given the information that was available to you.

For myself personally, I have been ill lately. I seem to be recovering, but the astrology tells me to take NOTHING for “granted” at this time. Here in North Texas we are experiencing the beginning of “ragweed season” which is really a period in which an amalgam of pollen causes a fair amount of difficulty to certain members of the population. Runny noses are the problem for those that are younger, but the problems can become more pronounced with age. Frankly, allergic reactions affect the immune system, and that can lead to more serious problems in some cases.

Outside of North Texas, in places such as the Middle East and the former Soviet Union, problems that are likely worse than disease inciting pollen seem to be infecting the air. Many of us pray for peace and for justice.

If you are wondering whether or not you have chosen the right path for your life, then realize that this is a time in which you can shift from one path to a different one. The choice is yours.

Full Moon of September of 2014

August 31, 2014 at 1:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments
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Here is the Full Moon chart for September of 2014, set in Plano, TX:

Full Moon for 2014 September

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We note that this particular Full Moon is preceded by a Double Yod Key that occupies most of the day.  (Compare this to the Double Yod Keys of Spring 2013.  What decisions did you make at that time?  You may revisit them now and again on November 8th.)  To be sure, this is another punctuation mark indicating that this is a period of decision-making, of “forks in the road.”

Double Yod Key of 2014-09-08

 

The ongoing Jupiter / Neptune / Pluto yod is one part of the DYK, the other involves Moon / Mercury / Jupiter.  Mercury square Pluto (harsh words, arguments, fights, and at least wounded feelings) is part of the picture.  We are living in “interesting times.”

But [in response to XCD's request, below], what does this mean?  Well, the key is to remember that any given Yod is a “fork in the road,” a place where we are faced with a decision and dissatisfied with the alternatives.  Here we have an two interconnected, or interlaced, “forks in the road” (yods) that are connected by Mercury Square Pluto (harsh words and possibly violence).

A MINIMUM of two major decisions will face us as individuals and small groups, and we will see a similar set of decisions on a global scale.  (Why?  Astrology is recursive and arguably “fractal” in nature: “As above, so below” means that the pattern in the sky is reflected in multiple levels of human affairs.)  Since “triple yod keys” and so forth are rare (or maybe impossible), the two interlaced yods are a symbol for “multiple” (i.e. two or MORE) decisions.  Expect at least two on this full moon.

* recursive:  http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Recursion.html

* fractal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal

Want to know more about Double Yod Keys?  This discussion provides interesting commentary.

[XCD: does that help?]

Per Caroline’s request, here is the map for Europe and the UK:

2014-09-Full-Moon-EuropeMap

And here is the chart, relocated to London:

2014-09-Full-Moon-London

 

We see Pluto at Midheaven and South Node in the 12th house (having risen about half an hour before culmination).  The Jupiter / Pluto quincunx is in full force, just past perfection on the Friday before (the time these notes are being written).  This is a time of excess and could be a time of serious danger and risk in London / UK.  Personally, I would stay home.  To quote a line from the movie “The Crow,” “…bad people out on the street tonight.”

Compare, also, the interlocking Double Yod Keys on November 8th described earlier.

Quintile Kite of October 9th (Preparing for Nanowrimo 2014)

August 19, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | 5 Comments
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If you like to write, or think you might like to write, then you have either participated in Nanowrimo or have thought about it.  The National Novel Writing Contest is an honor system based international contest that encourages budding (and seasoned) writers to write a 50,000 word novel in the month of November of each year.  (This might also be a good time to determine whether or not you would like to use Scrivener to manage your writing process.)

If you have done it before, then you know that having a little preparation, such as an outline, character sketches, and so forth can be helpful.  The Quintile Kite of October 9th is an excellent period to brainstorm and organize in preparation for your writing.  The period starts shortly after 2 AM CDT on October 9th (the early morning hours after the evening of October 8th) and continues until about 7 AM.  The Moon is void of course for the first part of this period, so your plans may need revisions at some later date.  But, if you can take the next day (Friday) off, then this is a GREAT date for developing your creative side and planning that first (or next) novel.  Here is the chart of the beginning of the period:

Quintile Kite of October 9th 2014

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