Solar Eclipse (and New Moon) of March 2015

March 5, 2015 at 5:02 pm | Posted in 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions | Leave a comment
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This New Moon (NM) is also a Solar Eclipse (SE).  It contains a complex parable of allegiances, hard and fast, during a period of multiple changing allegiances.  As we tell this tale, keep in mind that it is a metaphor, and the particulars in your individual situation may vary from what we describe.

That said, on one side we have the angry wife who has been betrayed one time too many and her austere and bony father who has no sense of humor.  On the other side, we have the husband, a lyrical poet and musician who likely abuses alcohol or drugs or both along with his friend the healthcare professional.  Indeed, both of them might work in healthcare.

You should not take this metaphor too literally.  The “angry wife” might be an angry husband, and the “bony father” might be his battleaxe mother.  The “lyrical poet” of a husband might be a wife who works part-time as a prostitute to support her meth habit, and the friend in “healthcare” might be supplying the meth.  And, somewhere in this drama, you have a role even if that role is the role of the audience.

Before you decide that one side is “better” than the other, keep in mind that the “angry wife” might indeed a be a hellion that no one can live with, and the humorless father might just be a bitter old man looking for yet another victim to expend his wrath upon.  Maybe our lyrical poet / alcoholic has just finished treatment and, now clean and sober, he wonders how he ever became involved with these awful people.  (He must have been drunk!)  And, his friend the healthcare professional agrees.

Every story has two sides.

But, in this story, the angry wife and humorless father will tend to be the “winner” for the time being.  That is, “sorta.”  “Sorta” the winner.  But chances are good the divorce attorney(s) who blow things out of proportion will be the real winners.  (More on that later.)

Before we reach the story, we should point out that this is a Solar Eclipse, and such eclipses tend to signify changes that last for months and years.  This is a bit more than an ordinary new moon, and it happens only a few hours before the Vernal Equinox (the “first day of Spring,” which is the astrological New Year and sets the tone for the remainder of the year.  Compare: the Vernal Equinox of 2010 which preceded a series of disasters including the WVA Mine Explosion and the Deepwater Horizon.

This NM contains TWO yods:

Solar Eclipse (SF) Double Yod Key 2015-03-20

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At this point we should offer our “reference pages” (previous analyses that might interest you):

See a pattern yet?  (Yods do not happen “all the time,” but it SEEMS that way since August 2014!)

So, if you have visited this site before and read the recent full moon and new moon posts, you know that this means that many of us will face two decisions.  We tend to call these patterns “double yod keys,” (DYK) though SolarFire 8 did not identify this pattern specifically as being a DYK.  A DYK, two or more yods together at the same time, signify AT LEAST TWO decisions in play, and possibly a number more.  This eclipse is a “fork in the road” for many, and we have had many of those since August of 2014.

Now to our story.  A Hele identifies our players.  On one side we have Juno (“angry wife”) and Saturn (“humorless father”) in a trine.  On the other side, we have Neptune (“lyrical poet but maybe alcoholic”) and Hygeia (“healthcare professional”) on the other side in a similar alignment.  Neither side really likes the other, and neither side is budging in its position:

Solar Eclipse (SF) Hele 2015-03-20

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March has been a month of polarization and allegiances.  Where you stand on the issues that face you could be a function of where you stood at the time of the recent full moon (FM).

“Things” could become rather dicey in this situation.  Maybe some third parties become involved (police?) and some otherwise innocent and unarmed person gets shot.  (That seems to be a theme lately.)  Maybe someone or something “goes boom.”  We say this because a “Thor’s Hammer” is in play involving Jupiter (who often blows things out of proportion), the eclipse itself, and Pallas (the warrior goddess).  While we do not know exactly who these players are (except maybe Jupiter), we do know that NONE of them are the four disputants (Saturn, Juno, Hygeia, or Neptune, aka father, wife, friend or husband).

Solar Eclipse (SF) Thors Hammer 2015-03-20

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Oddly, we might have the “friend in healthcare” as the instigator of any conflict, given the position of Hygeia in a T-Square.  With the Uranus / Pluto square having recently culminated, we see a potential for awful things to happen.  (Hollywood movies might emerge from these stories.)

Solar Eclipse (SF) T-Squares 2015-03-20

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A grand fire trine (GT) is emerging, and as always seems to be true in almost any situation, some people will have an opportunity to profit or benefit from this conflict.   That opportunity will have a window that continues mostly through March 25th  but a few windows will be open as late as March 29th.

Solar Eclipse (SF) GrandTrines 2015-03-20

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 This GT favors the angry wife (Juno) and humorless father (Saturn) and their allies (the Eclipse itself).  (The lyrical poet Neptune and healthcare friend Hygeia are left out of this powerful allegiance.)  But, let’s be clear, the biggest winner in all this conflict will be the one who “blows things out of proportion” (Jupiter, the divorce attorney(s) (who may be even more of a philanderer than our alcoholic husband!)).

And we see that level of power and influence in this version of the chart:

SolarTotalEclipse(NM)FM-Kepler-HJJ-2015-03-20

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Notice that everything “points” to Jupiter, the real “winner” in this war.

Here is another alternative view of the same chart:

SolarTotalEclipse(NM)FM-Kepler-FAC-2015-03-20

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Between now and the time of the eclipse we will be adding more to this entry and also more entries that this entry will reference.

More Solar Eclipse links and stories:

Full Moon of March 5, 2015

February 25, 2015 at 2:23 am | Posted in 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations | 7 Comments
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Here is the chart for the Full Moon of March 5, 2015:

Full Moon Astrological Chart for March 5, 2015 highlights Yod

Full Moon Astrological Chart for March 5, 2015 highlights Yod

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EarthSky.org calls this a “micro-moon,” noting that it precedes an Eclipse on March 20th and a “Blood Moon” on April 4th.  We start our analysis by noting that another yod is in play in this Pisces (Sun) / Virgo (Moon) FM!  So, again, some KEY DECISION is in play for all of us, both collectively and individually.  We also note that yods (decisions) have been prominent in the sky since last summer.  Whether we realize it or not, the decisions we are making now will affect us for many years to come.  Only hindsight will full reveal why this is (was) true.

A yod featured prominently the recent new moon that precedes this full moon.  Also: here is the FM from March of 2014, the Aries / Libra FM of March 2013, and the equivalent Pisces / Virgo FM in February of 2013.  For those of you who do not know what a full moon (FM) is, try here.  As you will read there, it involves a Sun / Moon opposition, such as an Aries / Libra or (in this case) a Pisces / Virgo opposition.  The Pisces / Virgo FM is the last FM of the astrological year, signifying a time of housecleaning and preparation for the new year (the Vernal Equinox or “first day of spring”).

This FM (2015) is also characterized by two Hele, one somewhat stronger than the other, which indicate that people will polarize on two (or more) issues.  (Arguably, this is what we have called a “Hele Key” in the past.)  How you decide may be strongly affected by where you stand on these key issues, whatever they may be.  At least we can be thankful for reduced complexity compared to the numerous patterns present in the recent Mercury Direct Station.

For better or worse, and right or wrong, we now believe we know where we stand and are ready to make a decision (if we did not do so previously) and move forward at full speed.

2015-03-05 Full Moon (Basic, Hele x2)

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The “stronger” of these two Hele contains Uranus Square Pluto.  For some (many, actually), looking back to events that occurred some time near December 14, 2014 may provide insight to what is happening at the time of this full moon.  February 7, 2015 may also be useful.  Some may wish to look further back to late May of 2010.

Here is an alternative view of the Full Moon chart from Kepler 7.0.  (The above charts were calculated with SolarFire 8.1) FullMoonMarch2015-03-05

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The remainder of this post focuses primarily on astrological maps.  (Let us know if your region is missing and you need a map added.)

Here is a global map (also generated in Kepler): FullMoonMarch2015FM-Map-2015-03-05

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We also offer the Solar Maps version of the map: World Map FM 2015-03-02

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We now present the United States maps.  The first is a Solar Maps map, and it shows the key lines (major aspects) in play in the United States at the time of this FM.  The second is a detailed Kepler 7 map, and it shows a number of additional lines considered to be “minor aspects.” US Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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The key lines in the United States map are (1) a Saturn Descendant line that comes near Vancouver, Portland OR, and Las Vegas NV (and a number of other areas between them) and (2) a Hygeia line that goes through Sioux Falls SD and Memphis TN and a number of other points.  We note that this second line crosses a number of other lines, and this part of the South (Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama) are quite “lit up” by this FM.  Additional key lines affect the region from New York City to Baltimore MD (Pluto and Ceres), and another line (Pallas) affects Boston.  The region between New York and Baltimore will wrestle with certain important changes that may involve the food supply.  Boston, already a notoriously “intelligent” city, will receive a boost in the form of insights. We offer the Kepler map without interpretations due to the fact that it is so detailed.  We leave it as an exercise for the more motivated reader.

(Again, to be able to properly read these maps you will need to click the image to enlarge, possibly opening the image in a new tab in your browser.) FullMoonMarch2015US-Map-Kepler7-2015-03-05

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We do note that, per the Kepler map, (1) Albuquerque NM (and the region west of Albuquerque as well as central Mexico) is HIGHLY activated in terms of minor aspects; (2) the coast of California (including San Francisco, again), is also quite activated; and (3) Northern Virginia / DC (and Western PA including PIttsburgh) is quite activated.  Even though these are more “minor” lines compared to the lines in Solar Fire, they are so many of them in these regions that we can only conclude that the regions are activated.  This map also confirms important activations in Memphis (and nearby St. Louis) and Mississippi as well as Southern California.

Kepler offers “Treasure Maps,” and here is the “Love and Romance” treasure map for the U.S. on this Full Moon:

FullMoonMarch2015Us-Romance-Map-2015-03-05

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So, Albuquerque (or Spokane) might be a GREAT place for a weekend getaway on this Full Moon.  The same is true for central Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and eastern North Carolina.  The shore could be fun, or you might try Hershey.

For fellow Texans (and “nearby”) here is a highly detailed map (including minor aspects and midpoints) for Texas and the surrounding states in the South and Southwest:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Texas-Map-2015-03-05A

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Here is the Solar Maps map (overview, no aspects) of Canada: Canada Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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We offer this detail map of Canada with a caution: because of its very northern location, parts of Canada are near the poles.  Since the poles are where all lines meet and merge, Canada invariably has a large number of lines.

Therefore, to look for points of activation, check for places with at least 3 or four lines near each other:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Canada-Map-2015-03-05

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Toronto and the Great Lakes region looks interesting.

Here is the Solar Maps map of the United Kingdom and the European Union: Europe Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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We note Sun/Descendant and Moon/Ascendant lines on the U.K. with this FM.  We are presenting a more detailed map (from Kepler) here: FullMoonMarch2015UK-Map-Kepler7-2015-03-05

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We should note, here, that Solar Maps can also provide more detailed maps.  We are simply experimenting with the mapping features of both programs.  (Feedback appreciated on this.) We think Moonrise in Dublin (Ireland, not Texas) will be particularly interesting.  (Here is the chart, filtered to highlight aspects to the Moon.) FullMoon Dublin Ireland 2015-03-05

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Here is a more detailed map of Europe (Kepler 7) for those who prefer this level of detail:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Europe-Map-2015-03-05

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We note a number of activations for the U.K., France and Spain at this level of detail.  Additionally, eastern Greece will feel some sense of urgency (easy to determine from news reports, but this map confirms that), and both Saint Petersburg and Kiev are activated by some of these same lines.  Moscow is quite activated by a number of lines as well.  We present the chart for Moscow (filtered on 4th harmonic or “hard aspects” such as squares and oppositions):

FullMoon Moscow Russia 2015-03-05

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Note that the Nodes are near the Ascendant / Descendant, and Pluto is near the IC.  These are challenging times for Moscow.  (Again, we know this from the news reports but, again, the map and chart confirm what we already know.)  With Uranus also on the 7th house cusp, we speculate that something could go “boom” in Moscow.

We have had several visitors from Kazakhstan, so we are offering a map for that region:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Kazak-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is the Solar Maps map for India and the surrounding region: India Map FM (Solar Maps) 2015-03-05

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Here is the detail map for India and surrounding region:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-India-Map-2015-03-05

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Herat, Kabul, Delhi, Katmandu, and Lhasa are all quite activated.

Here is the Solar Maps map of the Middle East:

Middle East FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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Here is a more detailed Middle East Map:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-MidEast-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is the Solar Maps map for SE Asia:

SE Asia Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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As usual, this is a complicated map of a large region.  Here is a detailed map for Japan and the two Koreas:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Japan-Map-2015-03-05

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The Pluto Ascendant line, augmented by a number of other lines, speaks to radical changes that may be coming soon to Japan, particularly involving the financial sector, with this FM.  We note, also, that this FM occurs in Tokyo with Moon in the 8th house.

Here is the chart for Tokyo at this time (filtered by Pluto aspects):

FullMoon Tokyo (Pluto Filter) 2015-03-05

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The southern part of the Philippines is also touched by this same set of lines, possibly linking Japan and the Philippines in these matters.

Here is a detailed map for the Philippines:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Philippines-Map-2015-03-05

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A number of visitors from Taiwan have stopped by the site, so we have added a detailed map for their region:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Taiwan-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is the Solar Maps map for Australia and New Zealand:

Aus-NZ Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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And here is the detailed map for that region:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Aus-NZ-Map-2015-03-05

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Adelaide appears to be quite activated by this FM.  We offer a chart of the FM at Adelaide, with a filter for Jupiter aspects (Jupiter is near the 7th house cusp):

FullMoon Adelaide AUS (Jupiter Filter) 2015-03-05

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With Jupiter setting at this location, AND with Jupiter as the apex of the Yod mentioned at the beginning of this post, we expect important decisions to be made in Adelaide consequent to this full moon.

Here is the map (Solar Maps) of South America:

South America Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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For our visitors from Venezuela, here is a detail map:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Venezuela-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is a map of Brazil and the surrounding region:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Brazil-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is the Solar Maps map for Africa:

Africa FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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Here is a detailed map (Kepler) of Nigeria and surrounding region:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Nigeria-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is a detailed map for Kenya:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Kenya-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is a detailed map for South Africa:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-SAfrica-Map-2015-03-05

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Here are a few links to other sites discussing this FM.

New Moon of February 18, 2015: Make a Decision

February 13, 2015 at 2:33 am | Posted in 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Predictions | 4 Comments
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The New Moon of February 18, 2015 is much simpler than more recent events such as the Mercury Retrograde of February 11last month’s new moon, or the Full Moon of February 3rd.  As with those patterns, we see an important decision.  Unlike those patterns, the situation has likely resolved itself into a single key decision, and you need to make it as decisively as possible and as close to the New Moon as possible (at 47 minutes after the hour adjusted for your individual time zone).  Ordinarily, we do not give precise times for a variety of reasons, but this event is clearly an exception to that.

We note, also, that this is the time of the Chinese New Year.  The official date is February 19th by most sources, but we note that it is this Aquarian New Moon that marks the beginning.

This is also Ash Wednesday, and that means the day before was Mardi Gras.  This time last year, we were wrestling with a grand cross.  For a grand cross where we said “things could go boom,” it was relatively quiet, except for hundreds of people being killed in Kiev.  I suppose that might be a noteworthy exception to “quiet.”  (And then there was that Craigslist killer.  Click for her chartBangkok had some unrest also.)  Is this year any better?  Only you can decide.  And this new moon focuses upon an important decision that you must make.

Prior to the New Moon, as with any new moon in general, you will want to clean house.  It is by removal and discarding that you will gain strength here.  And since both Sun and Moon immediately change sign into Pisces after this new moon, you will want to take your action and then rest.  (This may require physical relocation, hanging up the phone, or some other termination of communications.  TURN THE PHONE OFF at least for a few hours if not until tomorrow.)

Here is the chart with the Yod highlighted:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Yod)

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Note that this Yod contains outer planets: Jupiter, Chiron, and Pluto.  Therefore, this is a longer term pattern and involves long term decisions.  This particular new moon is likely a “precipitating event” requiring action now but part of a bigger picture.  And while Yods usually do not particularly favor one path or the other, this one favors healing (Neptune, nearby) over death (Pluto, and further away).  The most important action at this time may be “changing the dressing on the wound.”

If you examine the Full Moon of February 3rd you will see that it has a focused Yod.  Some components of that Yod overlap with this one, and this emphasizes making a decision now if you did not decide then.  If you DID decide then, then you may have run into some obstacle, perhaps certain items or paperwork undone that needed to be revisited and completed (Mercury Retrograde).

If you “took care of business” and completed those items, you can now move forward with your decisive action (and you should).  The period between the Mercury Direct Station and this new moon should have given you ample time to clean up whatever mess needed to be cleaned up so that you can move forward.

In the New Moon of February 18th, you should find an opportunity, and the issues of the Mercury Retrograde are tied to it.  We see this in the formation of an “almost kite”:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Kite Almost (1))

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As has been true for some time now, several overlapping Fire Grand Trines are also in play:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Grand Trines)

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We note at least one of those grand trines contains Uranus and therefor interacts with the long term T-Square involving Uranus, Pluto and the Nodes (this contains Uranus Square Pluto):

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Uranus Pluto T)

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Here are the 5th harmonic aspects:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, 5th Harmonic)

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Here are the 7th harmonic:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, 7th Harmonic)

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I note a pattern here, similar to a Huber learning triangle, formed of Septile aspects, involving the North Node, Chiron, and Saturn.

Here is the Horary version of the chart, using Standard Aspects:

2015-02 February New Moon (Horary, Standard)

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Regarding the maps, the most important point in the Western Hemisphere for this new moon is the Yucatan Peninsula.  (It is important because of the precise alignment of the Sun and Moon.)

We present the map of Mexico:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Mexico

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While we cannot say exactly what will happen there, we can say that it is likely important.  (Maybe a good place to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as long as you stay safe.)

Here is the map for the United States:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map US

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The two most interesting points in this map are (1) the Juno/Vesta crossing near Las Vegas, and (2) the Saturn / Neptune crossing about halfway between Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL.

We note, also, that this Vesta line comes close to Portland, Oregon, bringing issues involving traditions and rituals into the public awareness at this time.  People who have ties to both Vegas and Portland will likely be particularly affected at this time.  Since Vesta CAN be tied to sex scandals, this might be one time when “what happens in Vegas” does NOT “stay in Vegas.”

Here is the map for Canada:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Canada

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With a Sun Descendant (Sun setting) line nearby, we note that Winnipeg is once again marked as “interesting” by this new moon.

Here is the map for the United Kingdom:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map UK

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Mostly the UK is quiet EXCEPT for the Jupiter line through Ireland.  We note this is likely a sign of prosperity for Ireland, and it might even be a good time for someone to play the Lotto in Ireland.  Jupiter CAN bring big LOSSES, so watch out for that, too. (Do not do anything particularly unintelligent.  But, generally, Jupiter tends to bring prosperity.)

Here is the map for Europe.  We note that France, the Netherlands, and Norway are lit up by Sun and Moon lines.  That particularly highlights the need for housecleaning and an important decision for people living near said lines in these regions:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Europe

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Here is a different version of the European map:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Europe2

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Thanks to our recent visitors from Bulgaria and Estonia.  Unfortunately, our software does not have individual maps for your countries (maybe in a future version of Solar Maps?), so we have to use the “zoomed out” view of Europe to show your areas.

We have had an uptick in the number of visitors from Turkey, and so we will add a map that zooms in on that part of the world:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Turkey

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We note that Venus and Mars lines run through this area, and both are late in Pisces.  We note that Mars is part of the “Almost Kite” mentioned earlier and may bring an opportunity to those who are prepared for it.  However, the window will not be open for long.  One serious risk for late Pisces is that of deception and criminality, so some may (wisely) choose to NOT engage in this “opportunity” if it is “too good to be true.”  In the end, only you can decide.  Venus does Quintile Pluto at this time, so we do expect some people to develop some rather ingenious ideas.  (Again, some of them may be criminal.)

Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map AUS-NZ

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The Pluto Line, and nearby Ceres line, particularly stand out.  We also note the Node line coming near Adelaide, and the Astraea line near Hobart in Tasmania.  In addition to the Pluto and Ceres lines crossing the corridor between Adelaide and Melbourne, so does a Uranus line.  Any transportation (or possibly communications) between these two areas could be subject to some disruptions or need for upgrades.

Here is the map for India:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map India

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Here are the maps for Southeast Asia:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map SE Asia

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…and…

2015-02-18 New Moon Map SE Asia 2

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Here are the maps for Africa and South Africa:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Africa

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2015-02-18 New Moon Map Africa-South

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I should note at this point that, to some degree, the order in which I post maps is related to my readership.  The United States always brings the most traffic, followed by Canada and the UK (the islands not the empire) vying for second place, then India and Australia vying for third and fourth. Sometimes Australia will top either the UK or Canada.  Usually everyone else follows.  The rankings may vary sometimes, but it is always the U.S. first, with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India rounding out the top five.  Recently, though, I have seen additional traffic from Bulgaria, Estonia, Singapore, and South Africa.  (So, I have added maps, to the degree that my software supports it, to provide support for those visitors.)

Here are a few more new moon sites related to this new moon:

Thanks to Lona and Jude for stopping by to visit!  We also like this little piece by Jude.

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Mercury Direct Station February 11, 2015

February 9, 2015 at 4:01 am | Posted in Astrology, Patterns, Retrogrades | 4 Comments
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No doubt some of you are wondering about the details of the Mercury Direct Station of February 11, 2015.  We have much to say about it because a number of patterns are in play, and the maps are interesting.  We start with twin yods that tell us that each of us, both collectively and individually, have TWO distinctly different decisions facing us as Mercury turns direct.  Here is that chart:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Yods (Basic)

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In astrology, “two” sometimes means “two or more.”  So, you may have a series of important decisions.  One of these focuses on trust issues, and may focus on your spouse, partner, or another important significant other (Juno at apex).  The other decision involves health and healthcare (Hygeia at apex).  While these two COULD be linked, for the majority of people we are talking about independent decisions.  The Juno (trust) decision is between Venus (usually prosperity but sometimes becoming a bit stuck) and Ceres (more risky and possibly austerity).  The Hygeia decision is between Mercury (communication and transportation, but STANDING STILL) and Saturn (hard lessons but strength when those lessons are finished).

A Hele, Rosetta, and a Square Key are in play.  (Not entirely surprising given the patterns of the past few days.  However, THIS Hele and THIS Square Key are different from the previous ones.  New variants of old dramas?)

The Hele represents a polarizing influence, and people can distinctly take sides; they will tend to be intractable (as we expect from a Hele), but the Rosetta shows a (different) conflict in which the issues are not so clear cut or organized.  In that case, some people may defect and move “to the other side.”  The Square Key oddly ties these conflicts together when they might otherwise be unrelated.  Here is each chart, beginning with the Hele, then the Rosetta, and then the Square Key:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Hele (Basic)

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2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Rosetta (Basic)

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2015-02-Mercury-Direct-SquareKey (Basic)

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Important to note is that the MOON is contained in ALL of these three patterns.  This is another signal that some of the forward motion on certain issues may not really begin until the New Moon of February 18th, about a week away.  (Nine days after that, on February 27th, we perfect the Jupiter Quincunx Pluto again.  This will heighten any sense of agitation that we must “do something”‘ yet we cannot quite obtain the solution we seek.  We suspect that a more radical transformation (Pluto) may be necessary.  This particularly applies issues involving politics (Jupiter in Leo) and Economics (Pluto in Capricorn).)

Next, we show a chart of Mercury and all its aspects with other planets.  We note that Venus, Pluto, Ceres, and Astraea are excluded.  The remainder are in some kind of aspect (some higher order).

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-MercuryAspects (Basic)

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For those interested in seeing all of the aspects in play, this chart may be most useful:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-AllAspects+Grid

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Here are the maps:  We start with the United States, Canada, and Mexico:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-US-Map

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This is an unusually complex map (for the U.S.).  The Jupiter / Saturn crossing at San Francisco activates that city AGAIN.  While we cannot say precisely what this means, it almost certainly relates to finances and probably has some kind of impact on Wall Street in NYC.  We see a Sun line cross Idaho, Nevada, and the portion of California roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.  (Sun lines are usually benevolent.)  Neptune and Chiron lines cross at the “Four Corners,” and they tell us this region needs some kind of “healing.”

Venus and Mars ascendant lines light up the midwest, from North Dakota to Texas.  What do these two mean together?  In more literal translations they mean “sex” (Mars) and “love” (Venus) or arguably the male (Mars) and female (Venus) principles.  In more practical day to day terms, we think people in this region will be ready to move forward on some key issue even more than others at this time of doing precisely that (moving forward).

Chicago is located midway between a Uranus and North Node line (that travels from Wisconsin to the “panhandle” of Eastern Florida.  Expect surprises if you live in this region, and be aware that you can obtain some brilliant insights at this time.  As an aside, I would not be surprised to learn that the Powerball winners for the big jackpot at this time (half a billion USD) live somewhere near these lines.

Pluto, Ceres, and Astraea lines light up the eastern portion of the U.S., especially Pittsburg/Youngstown OH, West Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia.  Turmoil and conflict leading to major changes may arise in these regions.

We do not duplicate these explanations for Canada or Mexico since they are easily extended to those maps:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Canada-Map

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Well, maybe we will note four: (1) the Jupiter line (usually benevolent but always an amplifier) touches Calgary, (2) Vancouver is affected by the Saturn line (the same one that touches San Francisco), (3) the Mars Ascendant line comes quite close to Winnipeg, and (4) the Pluto and Ceres lines affect the region due west of Toronto.

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Mexico-Map

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Monterrey has the Mars line nearby (possibly indicating more unrest); Guadalajara (Venus line) is a better pick if you are taking a short vacation to Mexico at this time.

Here is the map of the UK:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-UK-Map

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The Pallas line (warrior intelligence, a line of focused insight) touches the center of Ireland, from Derry to Cork.  This line picks up a far edge of Scotland also.  Aberdeen is touched by a Mercury line (and given that Mercury is stationary in this chart we assume this could mean communication or transportation problems possibly followed by insightful solutions).  Much of the UK appears unaffected, but we suspect that if we drew a “midpoint line” involving Pallas and Mercury that the UK would light up.  (What does that mean?  Some initial problems in transportation or communication or both followed possibly by some ingenious insights.)

We zoom out to the Europe map:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Europe-Map

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The Mercury line that touches Aberdeen affects much of Western Europe, as does a corresponding Vesta line.  We see Uranus crossing near the French / Swiss border and would not be surprised to hear of either (1) a breakthrough at the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) or (2) some kind of accident or even (3) both.  An Astraea Midheaven line comes near Munich (Munchen) and signifies that issues of bringing criminals to justice may come into the spotlight.  The Vesta line that touches Aberdeen also touches Frankfurt.  The Jupiter Ascendant line brings prospectives of a newfound prosperity to Warsaw and strength to Poland as well as Bucharest and Romania.

Here is the map for Scandinavia:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Scandinavia-Map

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The Node line (karma) touches Stavanger in Norway bringing the idea of “reaping what you sow.”  Metaphorically, the “good little boys and girls” should do well while the bad ones will receive “ashes and switches.”  A Uranus line touches Norway as well, bringing surprises in the form of accidents, insights, or both.  (“Watson, come here.”)  Sweden is touched by Jupiter (same as Poland) and Sun lines, Stockholm is midway between them, and this tends to signal prosperity for this region.  (Spring may start early?)

Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-AUS-NZ-Map

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We see a crossing of Saturn and Jupiter lines (similar to San Francisco) at the southern cost.  Not TOO far from Perth we see an IC Mercury line, and this could indicate communications or transportations difficulties in this reason.  Being an IC line (“the grave”), this could result in significant loss of life.  The Jupiter line touches Alice Springs, but most of the rest of the region is quiet.  (Except for the Mars line touching southern New Zealand.)

At this point, we present maps for India, Japan, and SE Asia without comment.  (Until we can add a further update.)

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-India-Map

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India and the surrounding region is a bit complex.  The Mars descendant line pierces the middle of the country, running North to South and coming near a number of the most populous regions.  People may feel the need to “get things done,” athletes may have breakthroughs, and some conflicts (including physical ones) may emerge.  Pallas and Venus affect Surat, Ahmadabad, and Bombay, bringing the prospect of the successful implementation of breakthrough ideas that bring prosperity to these areas.  Kabul in Afghanistan has the Chiron Descendant line nearby, signaling the possibility of a desperately needed healing of relationships.

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-Japan-Map

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The Jupiter Midheaven (MC) line brings prosperity to southern Japan (particularly the region between Hiroshima and Kyoto/Osaka).  A Sun / Moon crossing near Tokyo signals the same thing, though not as strong as southern Japan.  Japan is about to move into better, and stronger, times.

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-SE-Asia-Map

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We end with a map of the region of Southeast Asia and note, as we typically do, that this is a complex map.  Consequently, we will leave the interpretation open.  (Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore have FIVE lines running through them! These are “interesting” times.)  Here is a map of Malaysia and the surrounding region:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-KualaLumpur-Map

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A relocated chart to Kuala Lumpur looks like this:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-KualaLumpur-Chart

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We note Pluto on the IC (bottom of the chart, “the grave”) and Astraea on the descendant.

Other sources of information:

For those who are interested in Midpoint Trees (Cosmobiology), we offer that here:

2015-02-Mercury-Direct-MidpointTrees

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Hele of February 7, 2015

February 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | 4 Comments
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A Hele dominates the sky, continuing to be a polarizing influence, over the course of February 7, 8, & 9.  Expect some squabbles during this time, and people becoming intractable in their positions.  Here is the chart for the beginning of the Hele:

Hele 2015-02-07 (Start, Beginners)

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Here is an animation of the Hele during this period (SF8 with “Horary” page):

After the Hele, on February 10th, a Square Key comes on board (the day before Mercury turns Direct):

Square Key of 2015-02-10 (Start, Beginners Page)

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We expect “things” to become interesting after the Mercury Direct Station, and even more so after the New Moon of February 2015.

University of South Carolina Shootings (USC) February 2015

February 6, 2015 at 1:02 am | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Events, Patterns | Leave a comment
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What catches our eye about this event (and we are using 1 PM based on news reports, so accuracy might be in question by a few minutes), is the Hele that is in play.  As we have mentioned before, the Hele tends to be a polarizing pattern that splits people into opposing groups who have difficulty coming to agreement:

USC Shootins (Basic, Hele)

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While probably not as unforgiving as a Capricorn Moon, Virgo moons tend to focus on details and sometimes ignore the “bigger picture.”  This can be infuriating to some people.  Moon opposite Neptune (delusions, drugs, and alcohol; also victims, martyrs, and the downtrodden) is almost exact here.

We note, also, (and oddly!) a kite here.  Someone missed an opportunity, unless you consider the shooting itself to be an “opportunity.”  This kite contains a grand fire trine, and that can fuel emotions (and possibly tempers).

USC Shootins (Basic, Fire Kite)

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We note that the South Node is part of the Grand Trine, and that is about “taking the easy way out.”  Pallas (the warrior asteroid), and Jupiter (the great amplifier that makes everything larger and sometimes blows some things “out of proportion” complete the grand trine).  The kite is completed by an Aquarian Sun in the process of perfecting an opposition to Jupiter.

We also note a number of T-Squares in play (along with the anxiety and conflict that they bring):

USC Shootins (Basic, T-Squares)

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We suspect that the precipitating event was a bit earlier, probably about 12:30 PM EST (or maybe slightly later), when Saturn was angular and on the 7th house cusp.

USC Shootins (Basic, Saturn Angular)

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Of course, Saturn is anathema to the 7th house of relationships (and open enemies).  We see a Saturn / North Node (Karma) triseptile (one of the karmic aspects) along with a square to the Moon and inconjunct with Hygeia (healthcare, and this shooting happened in the healthcare department).

While we do see some “fate” in this chart, we suspect that the parties involved had some choice.  The chart even indicated an “opportunity” here for someone willing step away from the situation and look for it.  (And, with other people in other locales, that exact thing may have happened.  That is, any person in a desperate situation similar to that of the shooter found away to gain advantage in a different (non-violent) manner just by pausing long enough to see it.  Then, an explosive reaction was no longer necessary and no “event” occurred.)

Full Moon of February 2015

January 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm | Posted in 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 6 Comments
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The astrology chart of the full moon of February 2015 has several interesting patterns.

Top of the list is the focused yod:

2015-02 February Full Moon Focused Yod (Basic)

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(Some of you might recall that we had a “focused yod” in December of 2012.)  We note that the focal point of the yod is the Moon with the Sun in direct opposition (i.e. it is a full moon).  One leg ends in Chiron (the wounded healer) and the other leg ends in Pluto (death and radical transformation).  Remember, one leg of a yod is not necessarily “better” than the other, and we are typically dissatisfied with the choice we made in hindsight.  The wounded healer might sound better than death, but a lingering misery may not be preferable to a quick end.  We will all have to make choices at this time, and do remember that “choosing not to choose” is a choice itself.  (It is the choice to abdicate.)

We note that the decisions we face now, especially if we failed to decide or to act earlier, may be followups on earlier events.  For example, some of the decisions faced now may be predicated on events that occurred circa December 3/4 of 2014 or November 29, 2014 or both.  And, as we have said before, this is likely part of the playing out of a larger pattern that we called “The Grand Yod of 2014.”  If you failed to decide then, then you almost certainly must decide now.  (Mercury retrograde emphasizes that.)

This is an important time to avoid decision fatigue and concentrate your efforts on the most important ones.

Here is the unfiltered FM chart, set in Plano:

2015-02 February Full Moon

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The exact time will vary based on your time zone.  (Click here if that link does not work.)  To see a Moon Phases Calendar for February 2015, click here.  Here is the New Moon from two weeks ago, the Full Moon of January 2015 from last month, and the Full Moon of February 2014 from a year ago.

And here is the U.S. map:

2015-02 February Full Moon (US Map)

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From Miami, FL to Portland, ME, this will be one spectacular moonrise at the shore of the ocean.  We think that the best place to be will be Florida with Moon, Jupiter, and Sun lines in play there.  (These same lines also pick up Georgia and the southern edge of South Carolina.)

For many living in these areas, this will be a GREAT night to sneak out for a romantic date.  If you do not go to Miami for their celebration later that weekend (after the FM) on February 6th, you might try the beginning of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Mobile is a possibility as well.

Note that the coast of California, including San Francisco, is affected by a Pluto line.  Here is the same chart with the focused yod at the time of the Full Moon of February 2015, but set in San Francisco:

2015-02 February Full Moon (San Francisco Focused Yod)

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We note that this is a highly activated chart by showing the Pluto + North Node + Astraea / Uranus / Sode Node “T-Square.”  (aka “You can run but you cannot hide.”)  We also note that Uranus opposed (or will oppose, depending on when you are reading this) North Node on January 31st per this source.

2015-02 February Full Moon (San Francisco squares)

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This is integral to the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square.  (Warning: casual readers may find the following video to be a bit “technical” and requiring a bit of thought to digest.)

Here is the map of California for the Full Moon of February 2015:

2015-02 February Full Moon (California Map)

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The United States (and North America) is quite activated by the FM.  We also choose to present a map of Tennessee.  We note that Sun and Juno lines are lighting up Middle Tennessee, and Moon and Jupiter lines are lighting up Eastern Tennessee.

2015-02 February Full Moon (TN Map)

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Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia are also affected by these lines as well as states to both the north and south.

Other interesting patterns are present in this FM.  One is a Mystic Rectangle (if you allow the nodes).  Sun, Moon, Uranus, Astraea, and the nodes are part of this pattern:

2015-02 February Full Moon Mystic Rectangle (Basic)

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Any locale (such as Tennessee) that has the Sun or Moon lines in play (or Uranus or Astraea) has the energy of this Mystic Rectangle pattern affecting it as well.

In addition to the Focused Yod discussed earlier, other Yods (two overlapping ones) are present in the Full Moon of February 2015.  Here is that version of the chart:

2015-02 February Full Moon Yods (Basic)

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Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Europe Map)

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The United Kingdom is mostly unaffected, but oil rigs and other operations in the sea west of Ireland need to be extra careful at this time (Uranus / Node lines).

And we zoom in for the map of France:

2015-02 February Full Moon (France Map)

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Noting the Vesta IC (bottom of the chart) line through Amsterdam and Lyon, we provide a chart set in Amsterdam and highlighting the Yods in the chart (Vesta is part of one of the Yods):

2015-02 February Full Moon (Amsterdam, Vesta line Yod)

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Here is the map for Scandinavia:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Scandanavia Map)

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Another pattern in play in this full moon is a kite involving Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pallas:

2015-02 February Full Moon Kite (Basic)

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Mid August Leos and early February Aquarians will particularly feel the kite, likely having at least one good opportunity opening.  Early December Sagittarians and Early April Aries will also see a similar window, though through a different lens and maybe a bit quirky for them.  The fact that the Kite and the Focused Yod overlay each other (a) forms a larger pattern that (b) incorporates Pisceans and Capricorns into the mix.

We should note here that when we make a statement such as “Mid August Leos and early February Aquarians” we do not mean strictly the Sun.  This could be your Moon, Mercury, or Venus, or it could be other planets you have in the relevant locations.  To really know, you have to check your chart.  If you do not have one, a good place to get a basic one is here.  Indeed, Astrolabe is a good source of astrology software.

However, chances are good that if you are Leo / Aquarius / Aries / Sadge that you will be presented alternatives by Pisces and Capricorn (as described earlier: Pisces is the “wounded healer” alternative and Capricorn is the “death” or “radical transformation” alternative).  That is, you will be given a choice between trying to keep the status quo and limping along with what might be band-aid fixes or taking a radical leap and jumping from the frying pan into the fire.  Needless to say, when you look back on this choice you will always wonder “what if” I had taken the other choice.

But, again, with a bit of ingenuity you can find a remarkable opportunity at the time of this FM.  And note, also, that ANOTHER kite is present involving the Nodes.  So, a second opportunity is present though not as strong as the first.  We do note that the two kites are connected not only via their overlapping Grand Trines but also via the Mystic Rectangle mentioned earlier.  So, BOTH opportunities MIGHT be available.  (Indeed, sometimes in astrology two patterns really means “two or more.”)

If you must choose, then choose wisely.

And, please do note that, due to Mercury Retrograde in this chart, you may not be able to FULLY launch until the New Moon of February 18th.  But, you can make preparations for that launch now, and make the decision of which path to travel: try to repair what may or may not be currently working or “jump ship” into something radically different.  (You cannot have it both ways.)

Astrology King offers this interesting way to view the chart as well as alternative interpretations.

If you would like to know more about planetary retrogrades in 2015, then try this.

Here are the maps for Southeast Asia and India, in that order:

2015-02 February Full Moon (SE Asia Map)

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2015-02 February Full Moon (India Map)

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We note that western India and northeastern Pakistan are affected by Uranus / Node / Astraea lines that have been discussed elsewhere.  Since these are IC lines, this likely means either one of two things (or both): (1) conflicts emerge or (2) a winter storm with enough impact to lead people to stay home and stay inside.  Eastern India has a Pluto line, and we could see conflict there as well.  A Ceres line also affects this region, so supply chains, particularly with regard to food, may be disrupted.  These lines do not touch Sri Lanka, unlike the Juno line of the recent past New Moon.  So, maybe by now, whatever “trust issues” may have been affecting Colombo have passed and all is well.

Here is the map for the Middle East:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Middle East Map)

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Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Aus-NZ Map)

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Broome has a Saturn line “nearby” and may experience more strife and austerity than usual.  A Hygeia IC line (bottom of the chart) affects Brisbane and Newcastle and, to a lesser degree, Sydney.  (Generally, the easternmost coast is affected.)  This tells us of possible healthcare issues such as a summer cold outbreak or something similar.  New Caledonia has a Pluto / Astraea line on it, possibly causing some kind of strong upset that leads to legal action.

Canada has a Vesta line through Calgary which is similar to the one affecting Amsterdam.  However, the Amsterdam line affects home, the grave, and endings whereas the Calgary line affects marriages, relationships, and “open enemies.”

Particularly interesting is the triple crossing of lines on the U.S. side of Lake Superior (probably right on the shore) but affecting southern Ontario as well as parts of northern Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.  The Moon, Juno, and Jupiter all meet, and it sounds like a great story for a soap opera or maybe a murder mystery.  We have the faithful wife (Juno), the philandering husband (Jupiter), and “the other woman,” the Moon.  They all meet on the shore of Lake Superior for a full moon rendezvous.  Let’s see how THAT plays out.

2015-02 February Full Moon (Canada Map, Modified)

MIght be similar to the Snow Moon of 2013 in that region.

Finally, we present the chart filtered for 5th harmonic aspects.  (These are the aspects that support creativity and brainstorming.  They indicate areas where breakthrough thinking might be possible.)

2015-02 February Full Moon (5th Harmonic, Basic)

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New Moon of January 2015

January 14, 2015 at 6:49 am | Posted in 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 9 Comments
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We present, first, the New Moon chart for January of 2015, set in Plano and unfiltered (with regard to aspects):

2015-01-20 New Moon (Full, Basic)

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We note that this is a complex and active New Moon with many aspects.  The Moon/Sun conjoin at 0 Aquarius, a particularly potent point that follows similar new moons in recent months.  Before we go further, let us say this: this is one New Moon you will “feel.”  It will not come and go unnoticed.  At least one major shift will happen in your life near this date.

We note that another New Moon in Aquarius occurs February 18th.  That is similar to an astrological “blue moon” (second full moon in a particular sign), and occurs a few days after Mercury goes direct.  Expect to push forward at that time with new projects and ideas that come to you between now and then.

Picking “where to begin” is difficult, but we start by noting a “hard rectangle” pattern:

2015-01-20 New Moon Hard Rectangle (Basic)

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Pluto, Venus, Jupiter, and Hygeia are involved.  While each contributes, Pluto is particularly important because of its tight square with the north node (fate, karma), to be discussed next.

Venus and Jupiter are typically benevolent.  Hygeia puts a healthcare spin into the mix.  We expect the expected problems here, namely a flu epidemic that involves a strain that this year’s flu shot does not protect against.  (I am not making a major prediction; I am merely echoing a confirmation of what we already know.)  What might change with this new moon (NM) is that the mortality / morbidity rate may be a bit higher than “we” had expected.

Here are the squares and oppositions (“hard aspects”) associated with this NM.  We note that the Pluto/Node square is particularly tight (powerful) on this occasion:

2015-01-20 New Moon Squares (Basic)

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We note that this Pluto / Node (Death / Karma) line particularly strongly affects the Middle East at this time:

2015-01-20 New Moon Middle East Map

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Wonder how that will play out.

This NM has grand trines, and it almost has a kite:

2015-01-20 New Moon Grand Trines (Basic)

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Uranus / Juno / Pallas form this one, and we are not sure what to expect from that mix.  Uranus is surprises, Juno is trust issues, this source describes Pallas as “strategic command in both the warrior and the peaceful general.”  The North Node potentiates this mix in a “near kite”:

2015-01-20 New Moon Kite Almost (1) (Basic)

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Some people will have great advantage from this New Moon.  Many will be compelled to action.

The West Indies are active and interesting with a Saturn / Jupiter (financial changes, probably favorable and possibly involving Wall Street in New York) crossing happening near Freeport, and Mars + Neptune lines passing through Puerto Rico (much change of some kind there!):

2015-01-20 New Moon West Indies Map

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Cuba continues to be an active part of this mix as well.

The U.S. map is interesting.  A Pluto line passes through the U.S. but avoids most population centers (except Denver).  Baltimore, and points east, is highly activated.  Here is the U.S. map:

2015-01-20 New Moon US Map

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Here is the New Moon chart relocated to Baltimore.

2015-01-20 New Moon Baltimore (Full, Basic)

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Note that Mercury is near Ascendant, Saturn at Midheaven, and Jupiter on the Descendant.  This combination indicates certain kinds of highly precise operations of some kind, possibly financial operations.  Sagittarians with late November birthdays living in this region will be particularly affected.  So will mid August Leos and late January / early February Aquarians.

Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

2015-01-20 New Moon Europe Map

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Here is the map for Australia / New Zealand.  While the many lines mostly go through the sparsely populated interior, Mars and Neptune lines do affect Perth.  Tasmania is also activated:


2015-01-20 New Moon Aus NZ Map

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Here is the ever complex Southeast Asia map.  We withhold commentary except to say that Indonesia is highly activated:

2015-01-20 New Moon SE Asia Map

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Here is a map of Indonesia:

2015-01-20 New Moon Indonesia Map

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In summary, prepare yourself for a new adventure, and gather what you learn in this cycle for the next change of pace circa February 18th.

Natal Chart for KT of Philadelphia

January 13, 2015 at 1:38 am | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 1 Comment
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KT, Thanks for your inquiry.  Here is our analysis.  –GT

First, you are contacting me when you are (from a broad perspective) because you have started a series of oppositions that everyone goes through if they live long enough.  About age 42, give or take a year, we all have (1) transiting Saturn opposite natal Saturn, the biggest shakeup since our Saturn return circa age 28; (2) a Jupiter opposition; and (maybe the biggest) (3) transiting Uranus opposite natal Uranus.  Uranus tends to shake things up even more than Saturn, and we only go through one such event in our life unless we live to be about 126 years old.

For many, this series of shakeups begins as early as age 39 and can continue as long as age 49.  But the biggest ones are “about” the age you are now, give or take a year or two.  We might add, also, (4) transiting Neptune squares natal Neptune some time during this period, further forcing the release of certain people, places, and things.

A few gifts can come from this.  First of all, recall that we refer to Uranus as more properly called Prometheus.  The one who gave fire to the humans is the one who can give insights to you at age 42.  Coupled with what Saturn is doing, you are being forced to let go of some ideas and goals you had when you were younger.  You did them or not, but now is the time to move past.  Having done that, you can take the insights that remain and build something until you are about age 56 to 58 (when you will receive your second Saturn return).  When you receive this second Saturn return, the last one of your life unless you live past age 84 (when you would have a Uranus return AND a Saturn return; often the end of life for most), you will pare down even further to the most basic things you want in whatever legacy you leave behind.

So, let’s explore your natal chart.  To begin with, you have a kite.  These are fairly rare, and in your case it means that you had a pretty good idea of what you wanted to do with your life and how to do it.  You knew better than most of your friends.  All you had to do was apply yourself to achieve your desire.  Chances are good that you did, and you achieved something worthwhile.  You may have even achieved some degree of fame.  In any case, you are likely happier with the earlier portion of your life than most people you know.

KT Natal Kite Basic

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You have Mars at Midheaven and in the tenth, so I would not be at all surprised to learn that you are an athlete.  (You might even be a famous athlete in disguise.  If not, then you are almost certainly fairly popular in your “circle.”)  If you do not express this energy athletically, then you may tend to be rather combative at times.  (Do you have a temper?)  AND, sometimes you can be accident prone.  You really do have to be careful about “over-doing it.”

We could analyze a series of trines in your chart, but the Kite eclipses them in importance (and includes some of them).  (So, we will omit that.)

You have the ability to influence others, and you have to be rather careful how you use this.  Overall, though, you probably show good judgment most of the time.  However, you do have to be careful not to “go off half-cocked” and launch something prematurely.  That is probably your single largest weakness.  (Leaping into action when maybe you should pause and reflect.  Snap judgments can be very dangerous for you.)

You also have great potential as a writer or voice of some kind (sportscaster?).  Sometimes your ideas, and words, are nothing short of brilliant (as long as you heed the warning to be careful not to spout off too quickly).  This shows in a “T-Square” in your chart:

KT Natal T-Square Basic

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You also have a Rosetta in your chart, and you can seriously polarize people, with some loving you and others detesting you.  (This is particularly true if/when you speak without thinking through what you are saying.)

This Rosetta also has a bit of a darker side.  With Ceres (Food), Pallas (thinking), and Pluto (control dramas) involved, you are at risk for developing an eating disorder.  This is something you would tend to be rather secretive (Pluto) about, and few would guess the problem.  But, if you do have one and it is not addressed, it could be your undoing.  You will have trouble progressing much beyond 42 without dealing with that.  (I am not saying you will “die” in the ordinary, mundane sense.  But, I am saying that you will be very “stuck” until you address these issues contained in the Rosetta.)

(If the issue is not food, then it could be some kind of financial feast/famine cycle.)

You have a number of 5th harmonic aspects, and that means you are likely rather bright.  You may even write poetry or be musically inclined.

Your 7th harmonic aspects tell me that you are wrestling with tradition.  For example, if you were a yoga teacher, you would have developed a number of ideas about how to do things BETTER than what you have been taught.  If that is true, then you genuinely struggle with the question of whether you should continue to teach in the tradition you have been taught, or to develop and emerge something new and better.  (Astrology does not always give clear cut answers.  But, in your case, it does to this question.  You MUST develop the “something new and better” or you will feel a relentless pang of regret.)

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Hope that answers whatever questions you may have.  And, happy birthday!

One last tidbit, Mercury makes a Retrograde Station on or near your solar return (birthday) this year.  Other than mentioning that this year may find you focusing on finishing (or resurrecting) unfinished projects, I will refrain from interpreting that.  BUT, you might find this article to be interesting!

Astrology of the Death of the Kouachi brothers in Paris hostage situation

January 9, 2015 at 10:36 am | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Events | 1 Comment
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We cast this chart “live” as the confirmation of the death of the Kouachi brothers in the Paris hostage situation was reported by CNBC.  We note that the Moon opposition to Chiron / Neptune is active during this process, with Moon having set slightly before the report, Neptune having just risen, and Chiron rising.

(This is the Plano chart, cast local to astrologer.  If you are a regular reader, you know why we do this.  Just in case you are not: we do this because it takes into account that we are viewing the event through our own personal “lens.”  Since this is a clear-cut event in a particular location, we will provide that chart also.)

2015-01-09 Confirmation Karouchi Brothers

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Compare this to the chart for the Boston Marathon bombing (with Chiron / Neptune setting).  Unlike Boston, we also have Mars in play (who probably represents the hostage taker at the Kosher supermarket).  The key player in all of this, however, is the MOON, and SHE (Hayat Boumediene) probably represents the woman that has been mentioned several times by the press.  (Where is she?  Cherchez la femme!)

Just in report: death of the hostage taker at the supermarket (just barely past the rising of Chiron).

In the immediately preceding post to this one, we mentioned the importance of this particular Moon opposition to Chiron / Neptune on this date.  Do not think for a moment this is “over.”  Based on the other patterns (Hele, Focused Yod) on this date, we expect continued polarization (Hele) to occur and a potential for more violence (focused yod) to be in play.

Here is the Horary version of this chart for those who wish to interpret that:

2015-01-09 Confirmation Karouchi Brothers (Horary)

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We also have the Paris version of the chart here:

2015-01-09 Confirmation Karouchi Brothers (Paris)

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Here is the same version of the chart as an Horary page:

2015-01-09 Confirmation Karouchi Brothers (Paris) Horary

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We note that a slightly more “interesting” chart occurred an hour before this.  (Please, someone double check my time calculations to make certain my adjustments for Paris were correct. Should the correct time be adjusted from 10:23 CST in Plano (Dallas TX) to 4:23 PM CET in Paris or 5:23 PM CET in Paris?)  (The minutes and seconds are EXACT, with the “Now” button in Solar Fire clicked as the words of the report (“confirmation”) were spoken.  Only the hour is in question.)

This one hour earlier chart (accidentally first published until we double checked our work) seems to actually describe the events better.  (Moon at IC, aka “the grave,” Neptune / Chiron at Midheaven (the brothers), etc.)

2015-01-09 Confirmation Karouchi Brothers (Paris) earlier

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If this chart (an hour earlier?) was really the turning point, here is what we read.  (1) Again, the “femme” (Hayat Boumediene) is the key.  (2) She heavily influenced the brothers but not as much the man in the grocery store (even though he is described as her “husband”).

In one chart, the earlier chart, Mars (almost certainly Amedy Coulibaly) was in opposition to the “Part of Treachery.”  In the other chart, the later (official) chart, Moon is conjunct (aligned with) the “Part of Treachery.”  Was the death of her “husband” her ticket out of an arranged “marriage” that had failed?

Mercury and Venus (8th house) likely represent the dead hostages.

Seventh house shows three more (as yet undiscovered) co-conspirators, at least one of whom is a particularly sinister figure (Pluto).  One of the three (as yet undiscovered) co-conspirators may be some kind of religious figure or “traditional” female (Vesta).  The Plutonic figure may actually be a member of an intelligence community and could have been an agent provocateur.  If so, they will never be found and no official admission of their existence will ever occur.

Finally, these two brothers (Neptune and Chiron) simply could not achieve anything meaningful in life, and the horrible acts they committed as they competed for the attention of the woman (Moon) and this horrible death was the “best” they could achieve (Midheaven).

We present this version in the Horary format here:

2015-01-09 Confirmation Karouchi Brothers (Paris) earlier Horary

Astro-Databank has a chart for the massacre at the Charlie Hebedo magazine offices.

Keep your eyes and ears open.  We are in dangerous times.

(Anybody have birth data for these two?)

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