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The equinox has perfected, Fall (Spring in the Southern Hemisphere) has arrived, the Sun is in Libra, and Mercury is moving direct though slowly.  We can still make progress on new projects if we measure our words carefully and check every detail.  We are in a “clearing out” period until the Libra New Moon.  After that, a completely new cycle begins in earnest.

Weekly Forecasts

Here is a sample of our Weekly Forecasts:

2016-09 W40: Forecasts for Week 40 of 2016

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OVERVIEW

Sunday we begin to feel the Sun / Jupiter conjunction of Monday. Both Sunday and Monday are extremely “lucky” days, so grab it all as best you can. But please do understand that much of your “luck” will come from “cleaning house” and leaning out your life. Eliminate the superfluous. Tuesday is a “day off” day, and especially good for “housecleaning.” (Most of the week is good for that.)

Wednesday is another cleanup day, and much of Wednesday is about “hard work.” Clear out anything that is not serving you, and wrap up old project that you wish to no longer address.  Use this “hump day” to “clear the space” for something new and better. Thursday is much like Tuesday, and (again), we emphasize cleaning out and wrapping up. Friday is a feel good day, and some remarkable insights can come your way. Write it all down. The New Moon brings a fresh start, and this can be an incredible date night if you can get past an annoying glitch (or two). Saturday is full of glitches. Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest as much as you can. However, some key issue involving education or health (or both) may need to be addressed. This is a busy week, and it sets the stage for the new major cycle that begins with next week.

SUNDAY

The Sun joins Jupiter tomorrow, and for many people this is one of the “luckiest” periods of the year. Aries feels this nearly as strongly as Libra, but for Cancer or Capricorn it may be a bit odd. Gemini, Aquarius, and Leo do well also, and we would add in Sagittarius except they are dealing with the twin presence of Mars (the “lesser malefic”) and Saturn (the “greater malefic”).

Some people may feel a “glitch” about 1:30 PM CDT but after that expect smooth sailing. With Mercury direct, the change of seasons past, and an “Opportunity Period” per Jim Shawvan, we think this is an excellent period to “get things done.” Stick to housecleaning chores due to a waning moon and know that you might find an important “lost object” (or opportunity) during this time. This is also an excellent time to obtain great deals on items you need to buy (but avoid buying some glitzy thing that will sit around unused).

Mars semisquare Black Moon Lilith creates a sense of “wildness” to this day (as well as the preceding Saturday and following Monday). For some people, this is intensely passionate sex. For sexually oriented businesses, this represents a turning point of some kind. For others, it is just “weird.” Chiron biquintile Hygeia can lead to amazing breakthroughs in healthcare (think pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapy, and similar). Jupiter quincunx Ceres tells us that diets started at this time may encounter difficulties and need to be modified or restarted later or both.

One source described tonight, and Monday night, as the best “date nights of the year.”  We agree!

Your Birthday Today: For Libras born between September 21st and October 1st, inclusive, this may be one of the “luckiest” years of your life. If you can avoid over-drinking (alcohol or the use of other mood altering drugs), over-eating, or over-eating, this may be one of the best years of your life. Since, at times, you will encounter some difficulties “getting things done,” you will need this “luck.” Also be careful to avoid unproductive tantrums and outbursts of temper from yourself or others. You may have a powerful sexual experience or relationship this year.

MONDAY

Sun joins Jupiter today, and we would expect “things” to go well. Pluto stations direct, and this is a bit like the Mercury direct station for Police, Military, and Intelligence agencies: it causes a shakeup. Shakeups likely come to the financial markets as well since Pluto routinely affects them, particularly if changes to the tax laws are announced or companies announce that they have made an “error in their bookkeeping.”

Similar to yesterday, another source described today (Monday) as “the luckiest day of the year.”  We agree.  Sun conjunct Jupiter CAN happen on a bad day (and has), but this particular one should be good for most people (except maybe Capricorns and possibly Cancers).  We expected Fire and Air signs to benefit most (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini).

Today has two outer planet / asteroid biquintiles and two outer planet / asteroid noviles. The ideas flowing to you will be nothing short of amazing. Capture all that you can. Uranus squares Vesta, and surprises and new ideas disrupt traditions (yet another marker that we think signals a reset or “adjustment” in the financial markets). Expect the unexpected today.

I like what Tara G has to say about this day, also.

Your Birthday Today:
As we mentioned yesterday, this is a powerful year for you. Finances may be VERY strange for you. Chances are good for large amounts of money to both “come in” and “go out.” Try to save SOME of it if at all possible. You will need it for some rainy day. If you are police, military, or a member of an intelligence agency, do not be surprised if you change employers this year, or at least change positions within your current employer.

TUESDAY

Sunday and Monday’s “good luck” vanishes with Mars’ entry into Capricorn. This is unpleasant for many people, but Sagittarius tends to breath a sigh of relief (unless the particular Sagittarian has Capricorn planets, as many do). The Moon is void most of the day, from about 4 AM CDT until about 5 PM CDT. Stick to routine, and expect the typical waning Moon type of Moon v/c. (This is VERY good for breaking bad habits or “weaning” someone or something off of something else (or someone else).) The Moon’s trine to Mars after it enters Capricorn brightens spirits a little, and this is an excellent time for vigorous exercise.

Neptune makes (quad-undecile?) aspects to both Astraea (law, lawyers, and legal system) and Hygeia (health, healthcare, and healthcare providers) on this date.  The Undecile aspects are “Eleventh Harmonic” (aka “11th Harmonic”) and not well understood at this time.  My guess is that they provide a “gateway” of insights into the future similar to the novile series (which often bring us new skills that are subtle but change our lives).  That happens on this date; something powerful and important happens on this mostly v/c day.  We can easily miss just how powerful and important it is.  (Think of it as a bit like a “reverse void”: we shrug off or ignore something as “nothing will come of this” but it turns out to be extraordinarily important.)  Alice Portman write about it “some” on this page.  We also like the entry at Tribe which states this:

“Comprising the eleventh harmonic,wherein the 360 degree circle is divided by eleven and then multiplied, this group of astrological aspects consists of the waxing undecile with an angular value of 32’44, the waxing biundecile of 65’27,the waxing triundecile of 98’11, the waxing quadriundecile of 130’55….[emphasis added]”   We will not duplicate the entire analysis here (that would likely violate copyright!) but do add this important quote from the same source: “If earthly law is a reflection of higher spiritual law, perhaps these eleventh harmonic aspects symbolize a karmic “reorganization of debt” in the form of Divine Grace,mercy,compassion when one is staggering under the load of his burdens of fate,provided,however,that one “petitions the spiritual court” through sincere prayer. ”

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Some time after September 22nd, “things” will become VERY different for all of us!  We will be in a “clearing out” period until the New Moon of September 30th.  That New Moon is dominated by a Thor’s Hammer pattern, and certain people, places, or things can go “boom” at that time.  A powerful “reset” is in progress.  Expect the unexpected!

After months of seemingly endless campaigning, we have finally found a candidate we can support: click here to read more.

New Moons, Full Moons, and 2016 in General

For those interested, here is a list of New Moons for 2016, and here is a list of Full Moons for 2016.  For more information about the change of seasons in general, including the upcoming Summer Solstice, click here.  You may also be interested in Rare and Absent Patterns for 2016.

You can also find a comprehensive review of Moon’s aspects, void of course, and other events at “This Week in Astrology.”

Our Other Sites

Sibling sites:

  • Mystic Rectangles: weekly (Sunout) and monthly (Marsout) aspectarians and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices.
  • Lost Dudeist Astrology: a potpourri of articles that range from the absurd to the sublime that typically cover astrology but sometimes other topics as well.  Grand Trines sticks to current astrological events and forecasts whereas LDA has astrological theory, Tarot, opinions, and so forth.
  • 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.

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.

Editorial: A Short Missive to Astrologers Who Read This Blog

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Other Interesting and Useful Pages

Profected Houses

One of the sites we follow has been using “Profected Houses” to analyze politicians in the United States race for President.  Here is a table that you may find useful if you are interested in applying that method to yourself (or others):

Many thanks to the site Tableizer  which helped make preparing the abover table MUCH easier!

Notes: (1) EST: add one hour; (2) PST: subtract two hours; (3) for UTC and other zones, try this.

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  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I appreciate it. Psychic Reading

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  2. Thank you for following my blog!

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  3. Wow, you really know a lot about astrology! Thank you for liking my comments on Bucket List Publications blog by Lesley Carter, I love her blog and look forward to reading yours more. Gratitude Dance for you. :~)

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  4. thanks so much for the reblog…🙂 and for a fabulous site full of wonderful information…🙂

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  5. Thank you!
    go here for your blog award and pass it on, if you want.😉
    https://mchelsmusings.wordpress.com/2015/11/28/the-you-make-a-difference-award-thank-you/

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    • Thank you! I have reblogged it. (Anything else needed?)

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  6. Love this, even though the masses of information are a bit confusing first🙂 I guess over time I will understand it better!

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    • My preference is to err on the side of a bit too much information instead of too little. Let me know how to further clarify my points. My goal with this site is to teach others about forecasting. It is more of a “learn how to fish” site than “be given a fish” site. That said, we use the “Beginners Page” on most of our charts so that you can translate the glyphs into English. After some time, you will know that the circle with the dot in the center is the Sun, but at first it can be confusing and the tables (and practice) should help with this. (Make certain you “click to enlarge,” or even right click into a new tab to better see the chart image. If necessary, you can use and “+” key together to enlarge the image in most browsers.)

      Also, you can use the tags to look up similar charts and then look for similarities in the different days. You can compare Sun square Uranus to Sun square Neptune, and, over the years, you can compare different full moons to each other. Using the tags for searches should help with this. Let me know if you have other questions. I also encourage people to keep a journal of some kind, and use that as part of the process of learning how to interpret aspects. You can read all the books you want, but until you see mass confusion in a pizza parlor at the perfection of Moon square Neptune (as I did the first time I became truly aware of it back in the late 1980’s) then you will not REALLY understand. There is no substitute for experience and practice.

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      • Thank you so much for sharing such an informative site! I can continue learning so much more about astrology by visiting these links! I know the glyphs of the planets and signs but need to learn more about nodes, Chiron, Black Moon Lilith and houses. And of course more about all the planets and aspects, it all makes so much sense and is so helpful in understanding what the heck is going on with the energies, my life, people around me, the world.

        Thank you for following my blog!

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      • You are welcome. Keep reading Grand Trines, Lost Dudeist Astrology, and Weekly Forecasts and you should pick up some tips and ideas along the way.

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  7. Thank you for the reblogs! What an amazing informative site you have!

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    • Thank you! Please stop by often and let me know what you like best.

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  8. CAN YOU PLEASE PLEASE put the GMT times up for things – you have an international audience !
    I have just tried to convert EST to GMT for mercury going V OC and got 3 03am whereas my raphael’s says Moon is sextile Mercury @ 02 03 am ie an hour earlier ………..

    Plus as ppl differ , what do YOU consider V OC to mean ? – only the traditional ptolemaic aspects or do you count the newbies eg quintiles ….?

    I had not really thought of planets going VOC before : I like it

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    • I will see what I can do about GMT, but Daylight Savings Time often causes problems. (What is Raphaels?)
      You are right, VOC has several ways to calculate. Several complex older ways are only used by traditionalists who follow Medieval techniques (I think Lee Lehman might do this). Most modern astrologers use the last Ptolemaic aspect before a sign change (conjunction, opposition, square, trine, sextile) and that is what I use (using both Solar Fire 7/8 as sources and Daily Planetary Guide; they use the same methods). Nobody I know of uses 5th harmonic (quintiles / biquintiles) or 7th harmonic (septiles, etc.) or semi-squares / sesquiquadrates. (But, I think that “voids” that contain these are “interesting.”)

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      • I like various things you have done . The time converter is great – I can’t miscount etc ! when my brain doesn’t work properly.

        I think its VERY important you distinguish between your stuff and other ppl’s stuff in reblogs. …..perhaps you could actually start all reblog titles ? with the word reblog. At the mo’ emails come up saying grandtrines and its confusing when I only want to open yours .

        various other “technical ” “site” arrangements are a good improvement as well , thank you ….. – especially as you seem to be giving us more pearls in the process !

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      • Actually, I do have a standard format that I follow for titles that varies little, something like “New Moon 2016-06-04 Grand Cross” which breaks down to (1) Aspect (usually) or sign entry (rare); (2) date in YYYY-MM-DD format; and (3) Patterns (if present, and I do not usually write about it if it does not have patterns); so if you look for titles with my format usually you should be able to distinguish mine from the reblogs. I have not been writing as much lately but that was typical in the past as well. (Indeed, at some points I went a month or two without writing anything.)

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  9. I posted a reply here about VOC several hours ago and nothing has shown up

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    • Also important: I am a lone author and publisher (via reblogs I have become an accidental amateur publisher who actually enjoys that unpaid role) who has no assistant. And, as a card-carrying AARP member and older adult I have all the aches and pains and other problems that old folks get. (As Betty White is reputed to have said: “growing old ain’t for sissies.”)

      My response time, therefore, ranges from immediate to a “eventually” (maybe a week or longer, sometimes months). One day I will die, and then the response time will get “very long.”

      You COULD contact my “Customer Service Department,” but since I have to handle that, too, “they” might not be much help. (Even worse, I am the archetypal “grumpy old man” in real life who has a gift for driving away any potential “friends” with my endless bitching and complaining, also called “kvetching” in New Jersey and parts of Florida.) See, also: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107050/ 🙂 (All in good jest, I am sure you understand! Insomnia and boredom can be a very bad combination for a person who likes to write dry humor as much as I do.)

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      • I really enjoy your “publishing” aspect but see that you are quite witty and can write your own “material” successfully. Consider it! 🙂

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      • Thanks! I do write, here, and it is almost always involving forecasts on Grandtrines. Eventually, elsewhere, I will launch a totally different set of blogs without any astrology content and probably focusing on writing (and maybe some other topics).

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  10. do you check things now before they go up ? my comments re VOC haven’t posted :
    please let me know …Ta I don’t know if its the hackers playing games

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    • I will check for your comments. I vet everything before it goes out. I usually check once (or sometimes twice) a day, but if I have other matters that grab my attention I may not check the comments queue for a few days. (I try to not let a week pass without checking it.)

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  11. your links are either giving me one sentence or error 404 not found …..and my posts dont seem to be posting one last try
    personally I think its either my paedophile hackers or police hackers here in bristol or my ?paedophile police ? hackers ! hahahahaha

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    • I think it is a WordPress problem. I have isolated to pages that I re-schedule. The way this happens is that I publish my own pages, reblog the pages of others, and then re-schedule my pages so my readers see them first (so they are not buried among the other pages). Apparently WordPress somehow embeds date /time information in the links (not sure how) but is not “smart enough” to adjust that information when a page is re-scheduled. This is just a GUESS on my part as to what is happening. But, in any case, it is my best guess.

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  12. ah ok …phew just technicalities plus you do sensibly vet things …”problems” explained thankyou xxx !

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    • I admit: sometimes I wonder myself!🙂

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  13. ptolemaic – fine , that seems to be the preferred , and so what I use ……yes , I have come across ppl who count minor aspects …..they often have arguments about it …cant recall any names now. Having said that I have experienced the moon working when I didn’t think it would , and been caught out by it and no I don’t mean when in sag.
    this working may = what you refer to above as interesting …..

    sesquiquadrates are dangerous . IMO totally wrong they r usually referred to as minor in astrological circles

    “raphael’s astronomical ephemeris of the planets’ places for [2015] “they are small and thin u can carry them around easily and leave the 50 year tomes @ home…
    Also very useful for seeing what is coming up in progressions if u have one for the relevant year ..{day for year type}

    Ps I just discovered brill astrologer Robert Blaschke and he’s dead :its dreadful. All that wisdom gone Thank god for utube incidently if u want to leave a legacy u shd put stuff up on there too ….and u don’t have to be seen , u can fill screen with charts or important points

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    • I will check on Raphael’s. You are right about YouTube; I have done a very few videos on it. And I agree about Sesquiquadrates being dangerous. (They are what the Thor’s Hammer is built from.) I think you are also right about the Moon sometimes working during so-called “voids” (other than what Lee Lehman / Jim Shawvan calls “opportunity periods”). However, I seem unable to identify and predict what is a functional void. As an aside, glad to see you are back. Missed our dialogs.

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  14. Thank you for this info!! I’d reblog it and I’m trying to work out how to. Thanks for reblogging my post !

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    • Should be a “reblog” button next to the “like” button. Some people, though, de-activate it either intentionally or accidentally. (If mine is off, let me know!)

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  15. GrandTrines, Thanks for liking and sharing my Soul Passages Astrology posts. Watch for me on YouTube as I transition to my Sag 2.0 self and thanks for the thumbs up. Geo

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    • Make sure to come back here and provide us with a link so we (myself and my readers) can visit you on the new YouTube site.

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      • Sounds great. I will do that for my February forecasts! Thanks for the support.

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  16. Thanks for the reblog! I appreciate it.🙂

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  17. can u please give links to any utube videos , ta xxx happy solstice and yule ……mines been filled with polis sh-t

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    • Hope it gets better for you soon!

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  18. Thanks so much. I really appreciate your stopping by.

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  19. Thank you! love & light xx

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  20. Thank you so much for reblogging my posts. I am still quite new to WP and don’t know how to find the pages you put them on to thank you there too xxx

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  21. Hi thanks for reblogging me again.

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  22. I’m loving your forecasts. Most of what I come across is kind of generalized and not very helpful, but you’re right on the mark, and the depth you go into is super appreciated. Keep up with your awesomeness!

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    • Thank you!

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  23. Love your astrological knowledge! Very informative and interesting.. Love the mystic, but then again I am an Aquarian.. Much love 💞

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    • Thank you! I am flattered. Stop by often; we will have more discussions.

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  24. Thanks for this site (clearer than my ephemeris)!

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  25. Hello🙂 Thank you for reblogging my post!

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  26. Thanks for such an in-depth post! I tend to post a lot about natal chart placements, so it’s nice to see such an in-depth post on the current ephermis and upcoming days! I love reading others views on astrology, on top of my own, as there are so many valid interpretations!

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    • Thank you for the encouragement! It is all a “labor of love” without any compensation other than knowing that some people like my work.

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  27. Thank you for reblogging my post! in lak’ech, Debra

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  28. I appreciate the Reblog as well!

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  29. Thank you for reblogging my post grandtrines!

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    • Love the Chipmunks! I like nature shots, too. (Along with landscapes, architectural detail, and dogs.)

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  30. can you suggest how mercury void of course plays out ……I’m assuming weakened.
    ineffective to some extent.

    ALSO , in that case does mercury also carry the light of the last planet / star passed …………??? …..cos its just passed conjunct Algol ..

    IF we can say it also “carries the light ” then perhaps ?? its just as well its V O C – assuming that weakens it ……

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    • Wow! ALL really good points. Mercury DID just touch Algol (likely three times if you look at the retrograde). And, yes, it is void (from early Friday AM here / about 9 AM where you are) until Sunday (about 6 PM here / near midnight where you are). Maybe THAT is why people were so NUTS in traffic yesterday. (That includes some near misses for me and a very dangerous road rage nut job yesterday!) Good questions! (Thanks!)

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    • I see that I wrote about that earlier (but had forgotten about it). Yes, the Mercury void seems to present significant disruptions to communication / transportation (and maybe remembering that it is in process!).

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  31. possible to give your view re orb for Algol ?

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    • Depends on the planet, but reading between the lines I think you have a point. Algol is so potent that maybe it needs wider orbs. I tend to use +/- 3 for Sun/Moon 1 or 2 for the rest (depending on what else is involved).

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      • mmm … so at least 2 generally to be safe then …. been my feeling . My asc is 01gem03 and I’ve never been happy re Algol so close ….everything goes over Algol just before my asc. and I feel it can colour stuff. …your views ?
        obviously moon “carries the light ” doesn’t it …..but what about other things ?
        there you are , 2 questions for the price of one reply !…:) hahaha

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      • I think we have talked about “the lights” before. They actually show up as symbols outside of astrology with no mention of Sun or Moon but merely the “Greater Light” and the “Lesser Light” left as an enigma. Algol is a mess, and we could talk about it at length. Some people with mid May birthdays have accomplished major works that (in my opinion) have been beneficial to humanity (George Lucas springs to mind, May 16th, and I would also include social psychologist Roy Baumeister, also May 16th, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Baumeister), but typically it is associated with much that is simply awful. See, also: http://darkstarastrology.com/algol-medusas-head/

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  32. IS it possible to reorder these blog responses so the astrology stuff is at the top ? or in some way put the simple thanks /reblogged etc remarks elsewhere ? or a filter choice ? of some sort ?
    just thinking

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    • Those are great questions. Sometimes I manually structure the order of the reblogs to achieve this (and other) results. (For example, people who do not publish “predictions” until the middle of the day, or later, are usually reblogged FIRST to put them at the bottom of the list (least read). That prevents wasting the time of my readers on something that often is, literally, “yesterday’s news.”) But the process is imperfect. Most (usually all) of my entries can be found on the Grandtrines homepage; that is the easiest way to go directly to them. That page is composed almost entirely of my work with only links (usually) to external work. Hope that helps.

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  33. 1-lol lucille
    2-this is the first day I’ve been “can’t I just.sit.in.a.movie.theater.all.day.”

    Nope. Onward.

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    • You know how it goes. “Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.” The movie does sound appealing, though!🙂

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      • Not just one. I mean go in for the matinee and go from theater to theater all day til they’re sweeping up popcorn. THAT’S how I know it’s neptune. My charts lit up like a karmic christmas tree. At least I’m laughing.

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      • I think that is a rather brilliant way of handling such a transit!🙂

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      • And yet the most destructive thing I could do to myself! Who knew?

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      • Yes, but that kind of “destruction” can permit a rebirth. Hope you write down what comes to you from the movies.

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      • I can’t watch movies, that’s the paradox. I can’t look at moving images, it causes my brain to seize up. A day of movies could kill me. Probably would sctually. It’s a great irony.

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      • No doubt you know far better how to handle that than I could possibly advise you anonymously on the internet from a distance.

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      • The siren song of “let’s all go to the mooovieees”

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      • 🙂 Sounds like something to have fun with.🙂

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      • Indeed!

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      • Life is too short not to have a little fun along the way, even in “serious” situations.

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  34. can you PLease have 2 comment sections then ? if you can restructure ? and sort the remarks as you vet them ?

    nb I was doing a remark about astro and VOC and it all went so pissed off. IT mentioned my neighbour having a go @ me on 20th so maybe someone didn’t like it … this is not a “clean” lapbook at mo’……
    .
    Briefly It was on the subject of can we consider THE SUN itself ever to be VOC.
    Also , about starting seasonal ingresses with VOC.. ….. (If I can recall the detail I’ll repost)

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    • Yes, of course Sun can be v/c, and it does exactly that for some short period of time about once a month. People (including me) do not tend to mention it much, but I usually mention it when a double void occurs (e.g. Sun + Moon or Sun + Mercury or something similar).

      I have no control over the sort order of comments, and I have seen them out of sequence also but, apparently, only WordPress can control that.

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  35. So if you think other planets apart from moon can be VOC ( query re sun answer still pending ) THen

    do you think they can “carry the light ” also ? that was the real gist of my query re Algol
    ( – which is a star not planet , so we are already deviating from original meaning , I think, as I think carrying the light referred to going moon over other planets , not stars )

    IF they don’t ” carry the light ” like the moon , then 2 or 3 degrees after Algol ie by c. 29 degrees taurus , everything is “safe”

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    • I have heard of a technique that traditionalists use called ‘translating light” (and, based on that, a late 20th century / 21st century technique called “translating darkness”), but I do not use it nor do I understand it well. (It has something to do with two planets moving into the same aspect with a third planet.) Except possibly for that, only “The Lights” actually carry light in the metaphorical astrological sense. (Everything has SOME kind of light, otherwise we could note see / detect it. But I do not think you are talking about literal light in that sense.)

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    • Also: probably the remainder of Taurus is tainted given how the last three degrees are generally considered “fated degrees” and first three of next sign are often interpreted as “too early to tell.”

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  36. ok. trying to find your homepage I put grand trines in google and went through 12 pages without pulling this up. I got grand trines @ twitter about page 9 , thru which I could find you , but that does not give the homepage but an article. As you don’t have a “home page ” listed as such , I give up.
    on a reply of 20 june to my comment of 20 june , you say “that page ” and it seems clear this is not your home page from your reply. SO I GIVE UP.
    perhaps you can provide a link or a clear label so I can find it !!!!!
    I will come back when less frustrated feeling !

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    • Not sure why my Google ranks are not any better given how old the blog is, how much traffic I receive (despite the low rankings), and despite how many followers (including regular returning visitors) I have.

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  37. I am diving more and more into your blog, and I’m fascinated by the way you integrate facts & data into the flow – and the diversity. Many in the vein could learn from you. I am hard pressed to pick one specific post to like the best. Your other blogs & pages too, as time allows. Wish days were longer. Follow’d + tweeted.

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    • Thank you! I am flattered. Look forward to hearing more from you.

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  38. so where is / or which is your ” homepage” …???

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    • Home page = grandtrines.wordpress.com; but I do have multiple blogs now.

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  39. You’ve done a lot of things which are improvements in the recent past , thank you. Its a lot easier to find your useful astro info and insights with the weekly horoscopes… ……But ,
    – where can I put comments ask Q.s on them tho’ , ??….
    Also
    – one thing I miss are the maps , but with the reorganisation (s) maybe I am missing them. ……?

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    • The computer I was using to make charts / maps has developed some hardware issues. I do have another machine that I can use, and eventually I will start doing more of that again.

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  40. As I understand it , “carrying the light” is when the moon goes over a planet , it , as a mirror , picks up the “light” from that planet , which then “colours” the stuff the moon reflects and so the way the moon “works” ……
    Therefore , if the moon has just recently been over pluto , eg , it will have a plutonic tinge to it when it does its next aspect or triggers something or is just sailing along …..so the moon is never entirely neutral , or just carrying the sun’s light – as it obviously does all the time, it can carry different energies too
    If it goes over venus this should give a benefic or more feel good emotional kick to people for a bit . Light being a synonym for energy
    I am possibly extrapolating from the meaning in horary , ( which may not be legitimate to do) as a self taught astrologer

    My query was in that case , can mercury eg be coloured temporarily in this way too ? IMO probably yes , but n/k
    on this basis , if saturn had just passed over pluto , you could expect problems…..the structural energies in the background would have a doomladen feel…….not a good time to build things.
    you could say this is “orbs ” , but I mean more than that. saturn wd carry a tinge until the moon came along and cleaned it up

    [ “Translation of the light” is a horary term and seems IMO very symbolic in its usage / meaning to denote that something happens or is completed with help , a thing is picked up from A and is then taken to B indicating the matter happens ]

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    • I have heard of “translating light” (and also “translating darkness”) but “carrying the light” is new to me. That sounds like an interesting concept to explore. In particular, your idea that the Moon may be a bit different from all the other planets in this respect is paritcularly interesting. Are these your own ideas or do you have sources for them?

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  41. thank you xxx I read things from all over ( in both time and specialist area )and so put stuff from different places together. As I am self taught I have no idea what is currently the “correct” thing to do / person to rate / concept considered valid / or ” how” to put things together.
    So I just use what makes sense and works , and read the intelligent people that make sense to me and I try new things out. Obviously I have experience eg of things happening with certain aspects etc. and so on , so I have my own opinions from that….IMO there has been a move to sanitise the subject to stop it being scary to the great detriment of good astrology. Older stuff is frequently more reliable due to dealing with reality as it does. Comets are indeed bad news….I think the reason chiron always comes with Pain is because its astronomically both a comet and an asteroid……
    – while I’m not a bernadette brady I do feel its good to look at the actual astronomy to help decipher the symbolism.
    I can’t stand “fluffy”… too many ppl do fluffy astrology blogs which are all nice and lovey dovey everythings allright this fullmoon is good for selfdevelopment when really its a stinker and you wonder : why do they bother ? Its not morally sound to tell ppl they will “grow” with being hacked by a chainsaw either. Ppl need help to know how to survive. They need the truth and useful strategies not self-congratulatory whimsy.
    BUT you know that. Which is why I’ve been reading your views on aspects etc and learning !
    The moon is a key player as any decent astrologer knows : you could almost do nothing but moon stuff and produce meaningful comment . I like lunar returns eg.

    ps please work on bringing back your maps ! They were lovely for showing how the same aspect plays out differently in different places in the world.

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    • The maps were done on a different laptop that had that software; that laptop has had problems but I think I can make it work again. Maybe sometime “soon”?

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  42. just to let u know : I can’t “like” your replys unless – it seems – I join wordpress. This is the only reason I haven’t been .
    I bet if we did chart maps for the gun events we wd find pluto on an angle @ that point for all locations ……..

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    • That could be interesting. Moon was v/c and Mercury overhead (MC) at 9/11.

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  43. I really like your “new” OWN daily / weekly horoscopes . I wd like them on a completely separate blog with only your stuff on it ! They are interesting + useful and thanks for your effort and time xxxxx

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  44. Thanks for following my blog. For Weekly Tarot Predictions, remedies and tarot tips, just follow https://ladyoftarot.wordpress.com

    Regards,
    Maanya Kohli

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  45. https://nalinidesignprofile.wordpress.com/2016/08/11/1179/

    I have nominated you for real neat blogger’s award

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  46. Interesting blog, i’m really not one for telling future advents, i believe the timeline is ever changing, nonetheless, celestial bodies, as in there magnetic pull upon human bodies of water can have strange affects..

    i also see that you dropped in for a read,

    thank you,

    chris

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    • The timeline does change, no doubt about it. No conflict between that and my approach. Often the aspects represent “nodal points” where we can “jump ship” to a different timeline. At least that is my own opinion. Thanks for stopping by!

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      • Interesting theory, about jumping timelines!

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      • The idea is pretty simple, really, assuming you have a multiple universe viewpoint. The only reality is “consciousness” (i.e. a “soul”) and all the rest of it simultaneously exists at various levels of probability / possibility. All possible pasts exists as well as all possible futures. But certain cosmic alignments (i.e. transits and bigger patterns built from transits) represent nodal points at which “jumping ship” (changing timelines) becomes “more possible.” In this sense, astrological interpretation becomes not only meaningful but also virtually impossible for “science” to detect in any meaningful way. (Karl Popper’s Falsifiability simply cannot work in this framework, and we are obviously in alignment with Paul Karl Feyerabend. Our epistemology is obviously quite different from the “mainstream.”) Astrology is also not the “only” way to detect nodal points in the timeline. A well trained sensitive can pick up nodal points using other “oracles” such as tarot cards and runes. The purpose of my blogs is to provide training to sensitives who are in the process of awakening to their abilities. Even though I often write to a broader audience, it is these awakening sensitives (or intuitives, I use the terms interchangeably) that I am writing to. It is to them I am passing my essence through my writings.

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      • How about being touched psychically,

        in a sexual manner?

        Which has gotten me in trouble more times than not!

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      • Well, to be honest, I am not a finished product. Similar to others (Rimbaud comes to mind), the way I see things differs at different points in life. That said, you do realize that you are touching directly upon Sigmund Freud’s core notions, right? Freud “sexualized” almost everything because he was really talking about what might be described (perhaps with an incorrect choice of words) as a “creative force” in the universe that manifested as a sexual urge (but also in many other ways). It was only later in life that he discovered Thanatos thus completing a variation on what the Taoists (Yin / Yang, or Creation / Destruction) had been telling us for a very long time.
        And, do keep in mind that sometimes “trouble” is an opportunity to elevate your consciousness. Or, as Rimbaud did, you can turn your back on it and follow a different and more conventional path.

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      • You seem to have knowledge in this area of expertise..

        To me it’s curse…

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      • As we are prone to say here in the South, “I feel yo pain, brutha.” 🙂 You can use your experiences to fuel other things: poetry, songs, drawings, paintings, and so forth. Have you given that a try?

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  47. Thanks for all the great information!

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    • You are welcome! 💛

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  48. Saw your Tw-reply of yesterday. That’s fine – back then (July 3) it was the way I could find sending you ‘p2p’ messages, and much was new to me. Since then, I’ve found Twitter to be quite stimulating – it takes (too) much time, though, but I do get much info thru there. Followed you back. I don’t tweet overly much myself, and only retweet when I find things that are not all over the place.
    PS: More importantly: Your conversations here above, in this comment thread, is definitely worth the time reading!

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    • Thank you! I am flattered! Hope to see you here again!

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  49. Lunar eclipse will be giving some positive impacts on share markets – particularly, where this eclipse will be seen. Impact of such areas may give positive impacts on the global share market.
    Mercury will also start transiting direct in coming week, hence impact on Mercury related issues will be positive globally, because Mercury will be moving ahead for own house and sign.

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    • Change of Seasons (Autumnal Equinox) is coming also (within 24 hours of Mercury Direct station).

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