Full Moon of September of 2014

August 31, 2014 at 1:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 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.  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

[XCD: does that help?]

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

August 19, 2014 at 10:54 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | Leave a comment
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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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New Moon for August 2014 (Virgo New Moon)

August 19, 2014 at 12:13 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Lunations | 2 Comments
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Here is the chart for the August 2014 New Moon (Virgo New Moon):


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Jupiter Quincunx Neptune then Pluto

August 1, 2014 at 12:52 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology | Leave a comment
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An interesting configuration is emerging for mid August through September: Jupiter enters into a Quincunx with Neptune on August 14th and then another Quincunx with Pluto on September 5th.  The Quincunx tends to be a frustrating aspect indicating miscommunications and false hopes.  Arguable, given that the fastest moving planet here is Jupiter, and that it takes a year to move through a sign, this pair of Quincunxes is actually a Yod.  Yods signal forks in the road where we must make a choice and will inevitably look back at the path we did not choose to take.

See, also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yod_(astrology)

If this is indeed a yod, and I believe it qualifies, it indicates one of the biggest decision making periods to face us (collectively) in years.  For many people, this period in August through September of 2014 will signal a major shift.  Even if it is not entirely visible now, in years to come many of us will see how critically important our decisions where in this period.  What follows are the two charts for the “exact” points of each of these aspects.  But, again, these are such large aspects that for individuals the triggers for the critical moments will almost certainly involve aspects of the Sun or Moon or both.

Jupiter Quincunx Neptune 2014-08-14

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Jupiter Quincunx Pluto 2014-09-05


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In all fairness, I should note that these aspects are followed by different versions of these same aspects later this year and in 2015.  The Jupiter / Neptune Quincunx repeats October 23, 2016, May 17, 2017, and July 4, 2017.   Jupiter / Pluto Quincunx first occurred (in this cycle) July 18, 2012, then Dec 20, 2012 (the rather famous Solstice), March 29, 2013, September 5, 2014, February 27, 2015, and May 21, 2015.  BUT, the FIRST PAIRING of these occurs August / September 2014.  (Hence, this is the critical period, followed by a few more chances to “change the road you’re on.” (to paraphrase Led Zeppelin))

For many of us as individuals, the critical decisions will involve career or family or both.  Collectively, one critical question is whether certain current skirmishes will be contained or grow into some “world war.”  Many of these questions are really but the tip of a much larger iceberg.

What really interests me is the question of when do the Jupiter BiQuintiles to these planets occur?  (BiQuintiles are excellent for creative work and innovation.)  As far as I can tell, however, the current version of Solar Fire (SF 8) cannot do an electional search for Quintiles / BiQuintiles.  (If I am wrong, somebody let me know how to do this.)  (Update 8/18: I have a solution now and plan to explore this in a later post.)

If you are reading this post some years in the future, say about 2020 or beyond, please try to avoid romancing the choice (or “road”) that you did not take at this time.  It was fraught with perils that are now invisible to you from your vantage point in the future.  Chances are good that you made the right decision, even if it proved to be a bit problematic.

Full Moon for August 2014

August 1, 2014 at 12:30 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Lunations | Leave a comment
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Here is the chart for the FM for August of 2014:


Full Moon and New Moon July 2014

July 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Lunations, Weekends | Leave a comment
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Since I am not spending as much time here as I once was, I am putting up the Full Moon for July 2014 (July 12) and New Moon (July 26) in this single blog post.  The FM is a Capricorn Moon / Cancer Sun FM.  Looking at the positions of Jupiter and Pluto, I would estimate this to be more of a FM to “excess” than others are.  People often take unnecessary and foolish risks during the summer, and this FM confirms that this weekend will be a dangerous one for some.  New relationships will seem particularly intense, and tensions will run high in existing ones.  Here is the FM chart:

2014-07 July Full Moon 2014_07_11_16_26_47_View_Chart

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Jupiter is very late in Cancer and may, in fact, be void of course.  v/c is generally viewed as an unfavorable time; most of the time it is discussed in relation to the Moon because the Moon v/c window occurs every 2 to 3 days.  Jupiter v/c occurs about once a year, and this one coincides with a FM.  Interesting to an astrologer and almost certainly dangerous in some way.

(We also note Neptune (deception, delusions, mis-steps) in the eighth house (of death and taxes).)

The New Moon is an early Leo NM.  This will be a particularly good time for romance, and any new romances from the FM on July 12 that survive this long will have a chance of prospering.  Even though it happens in July, this is very much an “August Moon” in many ways.  Here is the New Moon chart:

2014-07 July New Moon (Beginner) 2014_07_11_16_14_51_View_Chart



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[The chart appears to be mislabeled as an FM instead of a NM.  Since it has been up for some time now, I am leaving it in the original form.]

We also note that if this is not a night of intense sex then it might be a night of intense power struggles.  Or, it could be both.  Jupiter has entered Leo by this point, and the “Grand Cross” of the year is over.  But, again, the power struggles are not necessarily done.  In many ways, this NM with Jupiter in Leo nearby marks the beginning of a new “Post Grand Cross” phase.


New Moon June 2014

June 25, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Posted in 2014, Lunations | 2 Comments
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Here is the chart for the New Moon of June 2014:

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This New Moon comes only a few days before the Mercury Direct Station.  That leads me to believe that taking a few risks to “push things forward” during the “storm period” after the direct station might be worthwhile.  (The details depend on your personal chart.  This is just a general statement.)  However, Saturn is on the 7th house cusp (if you live in DFW), and Jupiter appears to be in an intercepted house.  So taking risks in personal relationships, with higher education, publishing, or law would likely be ill-advised.  What probably would work would be “risks” involving efforts to improve health, poetry, photography, and possibly mentoring those in closely knit relationships.

Summer Solstice 2014 (June 21, 2014)

June 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Events | 1 Comment
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To my regular readers: sorry for being mostly absent for the last year or so.  “Life” has been very busy.  Changes are happening that should permit me to be present here a bit more.  To Evie Rose and a few other regular readers: I will address your requests some time this summer. Also: I am moving to using an open source tool for my screenshots (Greenshot: http://getgreenshot.org) so the possibility exists that the charts might look a bit different.

Here is the chart for Summer Solstice, 2014:

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The Summer Solstice is generally a pleasant time for most people.  Of course, if you were born in the days near the Winter Solstice, around December 21st, you always feel a bit of tension at this time of year.  (Your birthday signifies the potential of things to come, and the Summer Solstice usually represents the best that you can hope for this year.  If you missed it, then you have to wait for next year.  Thus you feel some bit of tension.)  Similarly, those who have birthdays near March 21st and September 21st feel a bit of tension at this time of year.

The Sun and Mercury have recently spoken, but Mercury is retrograde so we will have new messages come to us after Mercury turns direct circa June 30th.  Early July will bring something for everyone, and either the Independence Day celebration (United States) will bring something or the few days afterward will.  The time around July 7th, give or take a day or two, is particularly interesting as we see the Sun forming a T-Square with the ongoing Uranus / Pluto square that has been in play for several years now.  This will stir some to action, and for those who are not naturally impulsive then maybe it should.  Roughly two weeks after that, the Sun will conjoin Jupiter as part of the Grand Water Trine that will break up shortly after that later this year.  For some, this window will be the last opportunity to accomplish something of major importance.  Only you yourself can know what it is, but when you see it this month you should know that you may never see this opportunity again in your lifetime.

Here are the Solar Maps.  The “Gulf South” (aka “Gulf Coast”) of the United States looks particularly interesting, particularly the triangle formed by New Orleans, Jacksonville FL, and Miami.



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We note that Washington DC, and that general corridor, has Pluto on the Descendant (7th house cusp).  In this sense, we expect little if any relief from geopoltical struggles.  Indeed, they may worsen.  We especially expect a high degree of activity involving the intelligence community at this time.

Europe is comparatively quiet, with most of the “action” found off of the coast of Portugal.  Eastern Europe seems to be getting a break from what has been a tense situation though it may be an unusually hot summer for them:


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 Australia and New Zealand are mostly quiet with the exception of Darwin (which continues to be highly activated).  Brisbane also has a Saturn line dead center through it; while this is good for academics, most of the rest of the population will feel some period of difficulty.  This could be a period of economic difficulty.  Given that this is winter for this part of the world, the Saturn line for Brisbane could signal a winter storm for the coast of Australia where Brisbane is located.  (I would not be surprised to see a winter storm on the coast closest to Antartica, although one need not be an astrologer to have a hunch that this could be so at this time of the year.)


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Finally, we have the Pacific Rim.  We note many complex interactions here, and we will leave interpretation of this to other astrologers.  [Subject to a possible update later.]  But, much is happening here:



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We note that, as is often true, the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia are particularly active with many lines exerting influence.   The same is true for the parts of China closest to Japan. Although here in Texas not much news arrives from this part of the world, I can be certain that a great deal is happening.

Fort Hood Shootings Comparison Charts of 2009 and 2014 Events

April 3, 2014 at 3:14 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, BadDays, Events | Leave a comment
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Without much interpretation, here are the event charts for the two Fort Hood shootings.  Time for both is based on news reports and may be of limited accuracy.  First, the 2009 shooting chart:

Fort Hood 1 (2009) 2014-04-03_4-01-10Next, the 2014 event chart:

Fort Hood 2 (2014) 2014-04-03_4-02-47Here is a Biwheel using Fort Hood #1 (2009) as the basis (inner chart):

Fort Hood BiWheel 1 2014-04-03_4-04-30And here is the reciprocal wheel (2014 as inner chart):

Fort Hood BiWheel 2 2014-04-03_4-05-30And here is the synastry grid.  We note that, oddly, trines (at 22 degrees) seem to dominate:

Fort Hood Synastry Grid 2014-04-03_4-07-28

We also note that the first major variant of the 2014 Grand Cross is only a few weeks away.  This seems to be a dangerous period.

Also worthy of note: Fort Hood #2 had Algol at Midheaven.

April 2014 Full Moon

March 31, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Posted in 2014, 2014 Grand Cross, Lunations | Leave a comment
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Here is the Full Moon chart for April 2014, less than a week prior to the Grand Cross alignment of April 20/21:


2014-04 April Full Moon 2014-03-31_21-22-41
We note that this is a lunar eclipse (one in a series).  Also, this is the controversial Full Moon associated with the “Blood Moon Prophecy” which has been in the news lately.

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