The Full Moon of January 12th has perfected, and (for better or worse) you likely felt it. We were productive during this period and hope you were also. The Mercury Retrograde shadow is clearing out along with most of the “hiccups” and “gotchas” through the New Moon of January 28th With the New Moon, we enter the Chinese Year of the Yin Fire Rooster.
Sunday / Monday is are some of the best days this year for anyone with Taurus planets (not just solar Taurus) as Moon in Virgo / Sun in Capricorn create a Grand Earth Trine with the Taurus planet. If you are a Virgo or Capricorn then this is a good day to spend time with a Taurus. And, if it is your birthday, invite your favorite Taurus to the party.
This Grand Trine (for those with a Taurus planet) looks “free and clear” unlike Friday’s Fire Grand Trine (Uranus / Aries, Moon / Leo, Saturn / Sagittarius) ruined by Leo Moon / Pisces stellium (Venus, Mars, Chiron, Neptune) quincunxes (miscomunications and false hopes). If Friday seemed “weird” to you, then it probably was due to this odd pattern.
What about the rest of us? With the Virgo Moon opposing four Pisces planets (Venus, Mars, Chiron (planetoid), and Pluto) on Sunday / Monday, the two days feel like a second Full Moon to the rest of us. Sunday, Mars is semi-sextile Uranus which CAN bring good ideas but TENDS to bring accidents (and injuries). With Mars also conjunct Uranus (Heliocentric), we have an additional emphasis on caution and safety Sunday / Monday.
Monday evening (Tuesday in EU / UK), Mars joins Chiron (both in Pisces). We feel this by Sunday (if not earlier), and many of us (but particularly mutables: Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces as well as the two other water signs: Cancer & Scorpio) tend to have deep, unhealed wounds activated. These may be physical injuries or illness but ofter are psychological. Some claim they can be “soul wounds” from a past life. You decide what does, or does not, apply to you. In any case, you or someone you know, might have a tough day or two or three (into Tuesday, maybe the entire week for some).
Furthermore, Monday also has Uranus semi-square Pallas, and that gives us some sense of urgency (or irritation) concerning a “bright idea” or “new plan” that may not be working out quite the way we planned. Use this as an opportunity to learn, and know that the project is not necessarily a “failure” but may lead in a rather brilliant new direction (a bit like Fleming’s “contamination” of his petri dish by the now rather famous penicillin mold). Keep your eyes open for important insights, and capture them (write them down, draw them, take a picture or video, and so forth).
Late Monday / early Tuesday with have a v/c with Moon in Virgo that only affects the morning in UK / EU or people in far west points such as Hawaii. By a little past 5 AM CST Moon moves into Libra. We still feel Mars conjunct Chiron, and by Monday we also feel Mars quincunx Jupiter (miscommunications and false hopes about something that is probably not important in the long run EXCEPT it can blow up into a terrible angry dispute, maybe violence, that does come to matter; keep your “cool”).
All of this sets the stage for the particularly unpleasant Mars square Saturn pattern that repeats twice in a two year Mars cycle and that Grant Lewi repeatedly emphasized was the signature aspect of Adolph Hitler’s birth chart. Don’t be an inflexible tyrant! And, watch out for others (people, places, and situations) that are! Sadly, some of this may set the stage for misbehavior (NOT necessarily Mr. Trump’s! quite possibly others!) associated with the inauguration.
Tara Greene’s World Predictions for 2017 has been one of our most popular posts since the beginning of 2017.
You may want to check our posts page for the reblogs we have done since those stats were last updated. Depending on your level of interest, you might dig a little deeper into the posts pages.
Here is a sample of our Weekly Forecasts:
[Still working on resurrecting these forecasts.]
[Till then, try these next few links or reading this.]
Want more detail? Try Cafe Astrology on this Week.
Want to dig even DEEPER? Try Jessica Davidson’s Resources for Astrologers
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New Marsout Method
Old Marsout Method
We are re-thinking how we approach our blog here. Frankly, it is a tremendous amount of work, and we do not receive any monetary benefit. So, adjustments may be in order.
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.”
Lost Dudeist Astrology (and others)
Many people prefer our sibling site “Lost Dudeist Astrology,” a spinoff from this one. On Grandtrines, we focus almost entirely on astrology, astrological forecasts, astrological analysis of current events and other astrology topics.
Most of our readers prefer that approach, but some want a wider diet. Lost Dudeist Astrology (the name is based on “The Dude” and “Dudeism“) is almost entirely reblogs of astrology, numerology, tarot card based predictions, some pinups, and sometimes controversial (or “tinfoil hat,” sometimes called “fake news”) topics. Think of it as being a bit like a metaphysics website with a “National Enquirer” or “Star” feel to it. We also maintain the following sites:
- Mystic Rectangles: weekly (Sunout) and monthly (Marsout) aspectarians and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices.
- Weekly Forecasts is just what the name says: weekly forecasts posted once a week for the upcoming week with some reblogs of similar material from other bloggers. [As of 2017-01-01: Our own work is on hold indefinitely, but we plan to continue reblogs of weekly and monthly forecasts of others.]
You may also be interested in the reblogs of content by other astrologers on the posts page. We are working on a project on Long Term Forecasts. Frankly, we do not expect to complete this project in our lifetime. Your feedback, as we go, is appreciated.
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2016 Archives (and Other Interesting and Useful Pages)
- Election Day 2016 (USA)
- 2016 Overview (contains the next few links)
- 2016 Change of Seasons and Cross Quarter Days
- 2016 Full Moons
- 2016 New Moons
- 2016 Mercury Ingresses and Stations
- Politicians of Interest (2015 and 2016)
- SUMO (Strategic Use of Multiple Oracles)
- Long Term Forecasts
- Neptune Sextile Pluto (1800 to 2050)
- Void Of Course Moon Periods
- Today’s Transits (external site)
- A list of upcoming transits (exte
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Many thanks to the site Tableizer which helps us in preparing the occasional table for this site.
Notes: Our work is set in the Central time zone (CST / CDT) in Plano TX (a Dallas TX suburb, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex). To adjust for your location (1) EST/EDT: add one hour; (2) MST/MDT subtract one hour; (3) PST/PDT: subtract two hours; (4) for UTC and other zones, try this.