Astro-Butterfly has the monthly May forecast up.
April 28, 2017 (Julian 118) Venus enters Aries; Mercury (R) joins Uranus (Aries)
The headline for today is that (1) Venus enters Aries (covering old ground from prior to the recent Venus Retrograde); and (2) Mercury (R) joins Uranus (something that will happen again with Mercury Direct on May 9th during the “shadow period” that lasts until May 20th. This is a superb time for writers (and similar creatives) to develop ideas along with likely an important day for journalists and others who depend on writing and communication (or transportation) for their art, craft, or livelihood.
Some of you will be following up from yesterday’s window of opportunity for creatives. Even if you cannot finish the project now, you can return to it May 9th.
Moon is in Gemini (Mercury ruled) all day. <click here to continue reading>
April 27, 2017 (Julian 117) Mars Sesquiquadrate Pluto
Lunar aspects are mostly in Taurus and mostly “unremarkable” as physicians sometimes write in their notes. Moon (Taurus) sextiles Venus (Pisces) at 9:20 PM CDT and moves into Gemini 20 minutes later. We note that this is late in the evening for most people in the Western Hemisphere (except maybe PDT), and is early in the morning for EU / UK.
We also note that this is a useful window for creatives despite it being a lunar void. Write it down or capture it somehow and know that you may have to tune it or adjust it later to turn it into a masterpiece. On the other hand, this is a terrible time to sign contracts or make practical commitments.
Outers are mostly quiet EXCEPT Mars sesquiquadrate Pluto. <click here to continue reading>
April 26, 2017 (Julian 116) New Moon in Taurus
First: you may wish to check our blog: “New Moons Only.” At NMO, we collect posts that strictly relate to New Moons. Most are specifically addressed to the NM, but a few might be “day of” forecasts. This blog such provide a significant number of different viewpoints and forecasts that you can find one that best fits your needs and perspective.
According to Cafe Astrology, “The NEW MOON occurs on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 8:16 AM EDT.,” which is 7:16 AM CDT. (Adjust according to your time zone.) Since a number of in-depth analyses can be found at New Moons Only, we will only say that this NM provides an opportunity to examine matters of health, beauty, finances, or similar related topics.
With a number of planets retrograde, a smart strategy is to look at old projects in these areasthat might be worth resurrecting. Did you have a “New Years Resolution” that was unrealistic and failed? Maybe you can adjust it, bring it into alignment with reality, and turn it into an important and successful personal change at this time. <click here to continue reading>
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April 25, 2017 (Julian 115)
Moon joins Uranus then Mercury today making this an excellent day for writers and communicators, particularly those taking a look at old projects put on hold. A trine to Saturn near 5 PM CDT starts a void period before Moon enters Taurus near 9 PM CDT. Once in Taurus, the Moon will not change signs again before the New Moon, and this means we are in “Dark of the Moon” until about 7 AM CDT on Wednesday. The “Veil Between Worlds” becomes thin and our intuition becomes heightened. Pay attention to seemingly random details and glitches at this time. Casual coincidences might be important messages. The New Moon will bring important new opportunities. <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.
Astro-Butterfly has a new page up for the month of May, and we like it. The following graphic is from that article. (So, please do check out the article which provides a more detailed analysis!)
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
Astrolabe’s Hot Degrees 2017
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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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