Vernal Equinox and beyond
We have produced a Vernal Equinox page. Analysis is minimal with a focus on patterns, higher order aspects, and Solar Maps. In terms of patterns, we think the Grand Cross / T-Square is the main thing to notice. It tells us that certain parts of your life will come to a dead halt, and you will feel compelled to launch others. This matches what is happening with the current Venus Retrograde and upcoming Mercury and Saturn Retrogrades in April. Pay attention to what you need to put on hold, or let go, and what needs to be set in motion.
And, in the past, we have noticed that the Vernal Equinox aspects / patterns exert influence as late as June (until the Summer Solstice). (What do we mean by that? One example was our 2010 Vernal Equinox analysis which preceded the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April of 2010. We think that, this year, April might indeed be the cruelest month.
Edit: [3/22, near midnight] We wrote the below commentary a few days ago, before the shootings in London today. (Sadly, it looks like we were on target, but the event was a day early.) We do not think “it” is “over” yet. Please be careful this spring!
Saturday March 25th
Sun joins Retrograde Venus, and all bets are off with regard to romance or finances. Outers are silent except Chiron quintile Juno. What could that mean? Chiron is health, education and mentors, but especially the “wounded healer.” Juno is wives, sisters, daughters and similar close females relative but especially the wives of philanderers. The Wounded Healer and the Jilted Wife form an alliance to generate genius level solutions to their mutual problems? All with the Sun joining Retrograde Venus in Angry Aries? All in a very old waning moon in the “Dark of the Moon” period that is very effective at removing that which does not benefit us?
I would not be surprised to see a few widows (or sisters or daughters) “remove” terrorist murderers in particularly painful ways. Ouch. If that happened, could you convict her if you were on a jury? Maybe the hunters are about to become the hunted.
Friday March 24th
Yesterday spills over into today; we just cannot contain the likely overwhelming events of yesterday.
Jupiter biseptile Ceres gives us an important glimpse of the future, maybe an idea, regarding our prosperity in general but particularly food and diet and maybe in some cases finances and income. We need to pay attention to the small details because, at the moment, they matter.
Lunar aspects also tell us that the situation is urgent. But, by evening, our decisions are made and the stage is set (for better or worse). Taking time off this evening to recover is likely a good idea. We will enter the Dark of the Moon tonight, stronger tomorrow and Sunday, and if you are an intuitive you can obtain important glimpses of the future during this window.
The FM has perfected and the moon is waning now, favoring buyers over sellers and housecleaning and discarding over acquisition (unless you know you REALLY need it). The equinox has perfected, and we have entered spring. Look at your dreams that you wrote down and captured over the past few weeks and use them to put the right things into motion. You will want to clean out and prepare, but you need to be focused for launching your projects when the New Moon perfects next week on Monday, March 27th.
On other thing: Mercury stations retrograde again on April 9th. (We REALLY like this page about the upcoming Mercury Retrograde by Melanie Lichtinger.) Glitches and re-dos beging to face us. If you REALLY want to accomplish things, get them done NOW before that period starts. Your “window of opportunity” is closing.
We also feel the coming Jupiter / Pluto square on March 30th (second in a series of two), and this speaks of action involving certain kinds of projects on hold (Jupiter has been retrograde for some time) or preparation now for a launch in June.
March Aspects, Retrogrades, and Lunar Mansions
If you have an interest in upcoming retrogrades, then you might like this page by Minute Astrologer. (April will be a big month for retrograde stations with Saturn, Mars, Pluto, and Mercury all making retrograde stations!)
And if you are interested in learning the “Lunar Mansions” in the next few months, you might try this page from Peter Stockinger.
For those of you who closely follow our daily analysis, this is a good time to combine a lunar aspect source (like Cafe Astrology) with the “Mars Out” aspects (click on the image below) to do your own analysis.
Click for the reblogs to read opinions of others. <click here for reblogged forecasts>
Mars Out High Order Outer Planet Aspects
This Week in Astrology
Conventional webmaster wisdom says you do not direct people to a site other than one of your own. That said, we go against that wisdom here by recommending you take a look at “This Week in Astrology.”
Want more detail? Try Cafe Astrology on this Week.
Want to dig even DEEPER? Try Jessica Davidson’s Resources for Astrologers
Need to convert time zones? Try this.
Lost Dudeist Astrology (and others)
Many people prefer our sibling site “Lost Dudeist Astrology,” a spinoff from this one. On Grandtrines, we focus almost entirely on astrology, astrological forecasts, astrological analysis of current events and other astrology topics.
Most of our readers prefer that approach, but some want a wider diet. Lost Dudeist Astrology (the name is based on “The Dude” and “Dudeism“) is almost entirely reblogs of astrology, numerology, tarot card based predictions, some pinups, and sometimes controversial (or “tinfoil hat,” sometimes called “fake news”) topics. Think of it as being a bit like a metaphysics website with a “National Enquirer” or “Star” feel to it. We also maintain the following sites:
- Mystic Rectangles: weekly (Sunout) and monthly (Marsout) aspectarians and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices.
- Weekly Forecasts is just what the name says: weekly forecasts posted once a week for the upcoming week with some reblogs of similar material from other bloggers. [As of 2017-01-01: Our own work is on hold indefinitely, but we plan to continue reblogs of weekly and monthly forecasts of others.]
You may also be interested in the reblogs of content by other astrologers on the posts page. We are working on a project on Long Term Forecasts. Frankly, we do not expect to complete this project in our lifetime. Your feedback, as we go, is appreciated.
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2016 Archives (and Other Interesting and Useful Pages)
- Election Day 2016 (USA)
- 2016 Overview (contains the next few links)
- 2016 Change of Seasons and Cross Quarter Days
- 2016 Full Moons
- 2016 New Moons
- 2016 Mercury Ingresses and Stations
- Politicians of Interest (2015 and 2016)
- SUMO (Strategic Use of Multiple Oracles)
- Long Term Forecasts
- Neptune Sextile Pluto (1800 to 2050)
- Void Of Course Moon Periods
- Today’s Transits (external site)
- A list of upcoming transits (exte
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