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. <click here to continue reading>
April 23, 2017 (Julian 113)
We think today is particularly interesting because of this article about Venus as Inanna at the First Gate. It means the otherwise relatively ordinary conjuniction of the Moon with Venus in Pisces takes on a special meaning, a turning point of some kind. We also note that the Presidential Election in France is today. About 4:30 PM CDT Moon in Pisces turns v/c until it enters Aries about 7:30 PM CDT. The void of course period begins after this “First Gate” has been touched or opened.
Much earlier in the day, about 3 AM CDT (and probably about 10 AM in France), Mars (Gemini) is sesquiquadrate Jupiter (Libra). and “things” (people) can become unpleasant because of a belief that “something must be done about it.” Will France elect Marine Le Pen president?
Moon joins Chiron about 2:30 PM CDT (the Wounded Healer, in Pisces, takes the spotlight), and an hour later Moon squares Saturn (in Sadge). Religion and issues of belief can take center stage, and chances are good that “things” are not very pleasant. <click here to continue reading>
April 22, 2017 (Julian 112)
Mercury semi-squares Neptune giving creatives a peculiar sense of urgency. At 3PM CDT Moon joins Neptune, amplifying the effect and bringing confusion to those not involved in a creative effort. The rest of the lunar aspects are two semi-squares and a quincunx at 8 PM CDT. Not all blind dates are disappointments, but the one tonight is likely to be so. “Things” and people will be other than as expected. <click here to continue reading>
Given the Retrograde Season currently (April, 2017), we are spinning off a few new blogs that we have been thinking about for some time:
- (The) Irregular Oracle
(A repository of our forecasts and whatever else strikes our fancy.)
- Retrogrades Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on retrogrades; many reblogs!)
- Full Moons Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on Full Moons; many reblogs!)
- New Moons Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on Full Moons; many reblogs!)
Getting the bugs out of a new blog takes, at a minimum, a few days or a week, and possibly as much as a few months. Stick with us as we develop these new blogs and tune our existing blogs.
Mercury stations retrograde again (It’s Baaack!) on April 9th. (We REALLY like this page about the upcoming Mercury Retrograde by Melanie Lichtinger.) Since we are in the “shadow” period now, glitches and re-dos begin to face us. Your “window of opportunity” is closing. (But another one opens: the opportunity to revisit old projects you thought were dead. Maybe, now, the time is right to launch them!)
We also feel the coming Pluto Retrograde Station on April 20th, shortly past the Sun moving into Taurus. What does this mean? In a more direct and physical manner, sexual issues move to the forefront; romances blossom or die. For others of us, finance and financial issues come to the forefront, and we must address them.
April Aspects, Retrogrades, and Lunar Mansions
Astro-Butterfly has a new page up for the month of April, and we like it. The following graphic is from that article. (So, please do check out the article which provides a more detailed analysis!)
And, A-B also has an excellent page covering the details of the Venus Retrograde (including shadow periods).
If you have an interest in upcoming retrogrades, then you might like this page by Minute Astrologer. (April will be a big month for retrograde stations with Saturn, Mars, Pluto, and Mercury all making retrograde stations!)
And if you are interested in learning the “Lunar Mansions” in the next few months, you might try this page from Peter Stockinger.
For those of you who closely follow our daily analysis, this is a good time to combine a lunar aspect source (like Cafe Astrology) with the “Mars Out” aspects (click on the image below) to do your own analysis.
Click for the reblogs to read opinions of others. <click here for reblogged forecasts>
Mars Out High Order Outer Planet Aspects
This Week in Astrology
Conventional webmaster wisdom says you do not direct people to a site other than one of your own. That said, we go against that wisdom here by recommending you take a look at “This Week in Astrology.”
Want more detail? Try Cafe Astrology on this Week.
Want to dig even DEEPER? Try Jessica Davidson’s Resources for Astrologers
Need to convert time zones? Try this.
Lost Dudeist Astrology (and others)
Many people prefer our sibling site “Lost Dudeist Astrology,” a spinoff from this one. On Grandtrines, we focus almost entirely on astrology, astrological forecasts, astrological analysis of current events and other astrology topics.
Most of our readers prefer that approach, but some want a wider diet. Lost Dudeist Astrology (the name is based on “The Dude” and “Dudeism“) is almost entirely reblogs of astrology, numerology, tarot card based predictions, some pinups, and sometimes controversial (or “tinfoil hat,” sometimes called “fake news”) topics. Think of it as being a bit like a metaphysics website with a “National Enquirer” or “Star” feel to it. We also maintain the following sites:
- Mystic Rectangles: weekly (Sunout) and monthly (Marsout) aspectarians and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices.
- Weekly Forecasts is just what the name says: weekly forecasts posted once a week for the upcoming week with some reblogs of similar material from other bloggers. [As of 2017-01-01: Our own work is on hold indefinitely, but we plan to continue reblogs of weekly and monthly forecasts of others.]
You may also be interested in the reblogs of content by other astrologers on the posts page. We are working on a project on Long Term Forecasts. Frankly, we do not expect to complete this project in our lifetime. Your feedback, as we go, is appreciated.
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2016 Archives (and Other Interesting and Useful Pages)
- Election Day 2016 (USA)
- 2016 Overview (contains the next few links)
- 2016 Change of Seasons and Cross Quarter Days
- 2016 Full Moons
- 2016 New Moons
- 2016 Mercury Ingresses and Stations
- Politicians of Interest (2015 and 2016)
- SUMO (Strategic Use of Multiple Oracles)
- Long Term Forecasts
- Neptune Sextile Pluto (1800 to 2050)
- Void Of Course Moon Periods
- Today’s Transits (external site)
- A list of upcoming transits (exte
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