The Mercury Retrograde station has arrived, and “things” are likely to be interesting until at least after May 22nd (arguably later because other retrogrades are in play also). (Clarissa has written a great piece on the Mercury Retrograde. And you can find more about these periods for the rest of the year here.) The Full Moon perfected early April 22nd, and we still feel the effects from this one. The next major lunation is the Taurus New Moon on May 6th. (We will draft a piece about that early next week, likely on Monday or Tuesday.)
The time is at hand to review old and forgotten projects, and to meticulously check every detail of ongoing projects. Resurrection of old projects CAN go very well at this time, but new ones seem to falter. Expect to do maintenance to vehicles (cars, planes, boats) and electronics (television, computer, and telephones). But retrogrades DO have their uses, and we think this piece by Cynthia Harrison is an excellent clarification of some of those uses.
Thursday April 28th
Today is the day of the Mercury Retrograde station, and that eclipses most other aspects. This would be a good day to “take off” and assess your situation and your goals. Write notes, draw pictures, and develop an idea of what directions you wish to go. And know that, for the next few weeks, you may intensively re-write your plans as new discoveries (or often old forgotten ones) come to light. Moon joins Pluto / squares Uranus adding elements of intensity and surprise to what may already be a tricky day.
Friday April 29th
Surprises that did not show up Wednesday or Thursday will likely visit you today. Early morning hours see a lunar void as Moon moves into Aquarius but, more importantly, Venus is void until about 7:36 PM CDT when it then moves into Taurus and stays in the “too early to tell” period (aka “sign change boundary”) for a few days (until Monday). Moon enters fourth quarter, and this is a good time to clean house and keep an eye out for lost objects “popping up.” (One of the beneficial uses of Mercury Retrograde, or the first few days past the direct station, is the discovery of previously “lost” items.)
Saturday April 30th
The month of April ends today, and we will be facing the second “cross quarter day” of the day, typically celebrated as “May Day” (English speaking cultures) or “Cinco de Mayo” (Spanish speaking cultures). The astrological origins are typically hidden as stories of other events are used for the explanation of the holiday, but the astrological celebrations long pre-date the newer variants.
Passover ends today, and today is both Beltane and Orthodox Easter. The Moon in Aquarius is mostly benevolent except for an early morning quincunx and a late night square leading to a void. Today can be a “fun day” (but glitches can occur due to the retrogrades), and if you are doing more serious work today stick to routine and focus on house cleaning. We recommend you pick a suitable holiday to celebrate and have fun as much as possible, but the choice is still yours.
[to be continued]
Our 2016 Overview provides links to information about Change of Seasons in 2016 and patterns in 2016. You may be interested in Rare and Absent Patterns for 2016. We also have a survey for visitors to this site and would appreciate your feedback.
We often recommend to our more serious students, the ones using this blog to develop a deeper understanding of astrological aspects, that they use retrospective reviews in their life. One tool that can help with that is FutureMe. You can send a note to yourself to review certain aspects in the future. (This is also a way to track “New Years Resolutions.”)
You can also find a comprehensive review of Moon’s aspects, void of course, and other events at “This Week in Astrology.”
- Mystic Rectangles: short daily forecasts and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices; if you are looking for calendar pages with aspects (posted the night before) then you want to go to this site.
- 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 whereas LDA has astrological theory, Tarot, opinions, and so forth.
You may also be interested in the reblogs of content by other astrologers on the posts page. Most of this material focuses on current forecasts. (If you are looking for general astrology and metaphysics discussions, try Lost Dudeist Astrology instead.)
In November of 2015, the first of three Saturn square Neptune aspects perfected, along with a Full Moon. More of these will happen in 2016. Later in 2016, Jupiter will move into Leo and a new set of patterns (and issues) will come into play, particularly as Jupiter will form a (huge, outer planet) yod with Neptune (Pisces) / Pluto (Capricorn). Big decisions will face us (collectively) and for some of us (individually) they will be the most important decisions of our lives. Everyone will feel as if we are at a fork in the road to some greater or lesser degree. We see this in the current political arena, but it will manifest in many (other) areas also.
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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- 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
2016 April Moon Void of Course Table:
|P1 (H)||Asp||P2 (H)||EXL||Date||Time||Zone|
|Mon (1)||Sxt||Ven (3)||(V)||Apr 1 2016||11:40 AM||CDT|
|Mon (1)||Cnj||Aqu (1)||(S)||Apr 1 2016||8:38 PM||CDT|
|Mon (2)||Sxt||Mer (3)||(V)||Apr 3 2016||6:16 PM||CDT|
|Mon (2)||Cnj||Pis (2)||(S)||Apr 4 2016||12:46 AM||CDT|
|Mon (3)||Cnj||Ven (3)||(V)||Apr 5 2016||11:51 AM||CDT|
|Mon (3)||Cnj||Ari (3)||(S)||Apr 6 2016||1:46 AM||CDT|
|Mon (3)||Cnj||Ura (3)||(V)||Apr 7 2016||9:57 AM||CDT|
|Mon (4)||Cnj||Tau (4)||(S)||Apr 8 2016||1:11 AM||CDT|
|Mon (4)||Tri||Plu (1)||(V)||Apr 9 2016||4:50 AM||CDT|
|Mon (5)||Cnj||Gem (5)||(S)||Apr 10 2016||12:59 AM||CDT|
|Mon (6)||Sxt||Sun (3)||(V)||Apr 11 2016||1:58 PM||CDT|
|Mon (6)||Cnj||Can (6)||(S)||Apr 12 2016||3:07 AM||CDT|
|Mon (7)||Sqr||Sun (3)||(V)||Apr 13 2016||11:00 PM||CDT|
|Mon (7)||Cnj||Leo (7)||(S)||Apr 14 2016||8:54 AM||CDT|
|Mon (8)||Tri||Sun (4)||(V)||Apr 16 2016||12:49 PM||CDT|
|Mon (8)||Cnj||Vir (8)||(S)||Apr 16 2016||6:23 PM||CDT|
|Mon (9)||Tri||Mer (4)||(V)||Apr 18 2016||7:30 AM||CDT|
|Mon (9)||Cnj||Lib (9)||(S)||Apr 19 2016||6:24 AM||CDT|
|Mon (9)||Opp||Ura (3)||(V)||Apr 21 2016||1:14 AM||CDT|
|Mon (10)||Cnj||Sco (10)||(S)||Apr 21 2016||7:18 PM||CDT|
|Mon (11)||Opp||Mer (5)||(V)||Apr 23 2016||4:47 PM||CDT|
|Mon (11)||Cnj||Sag (11)||(S)||Apr 24 2016||7:47 AM||CDT|
|Mon (12)||Tri||Ven (3)||(V)||Apr 26 2016||10:52 AM||CDT|
|Mon (12)||Cnj||Cap (12)||(S)||Apr 26 2016||6:55 PM||CDT|
|Mon (1)||Sqr||Ven (4)||(V)||Apr 29 2016||2:08 AM||CDT|
|Mon (1)||Cnj||Aqu (1)||(S)||Apr 29 2016||3:47 AM||CDT|
|Mon (2)||Sqr||Mer (5)||(V)||Apr 30 2016||9:56 PM||CDT|
2016 May Moon Void of Course Table:
|P1 (H)||Asp||P2 (H)||Date||Time||Zone|
|Mon (6)||Sxt||Mer (8)||May 3 2016||12:09 AM||CDT|
|Mon (6)||Cnj||Ari (6)||May 3 2016||12:05 PM||CDT|
|Mon (7)||Cnj||Ura (7)||May 4 2016||11:18 PM||CDT|
|Mon (7)||Cnj||Tau (7)||May 5 2016||12:11 PM||CDT|
|Mon (8)||Cnj||Mer (8)||May 6 2016||9:11 PM||CDT|
|Mon (8)||Cnj||Gem (8)||May 7 2016||11:35 AM||CDT|
|Mon (9)||Sxt||Ura (7)||May 8 2016||11:16 PM||CDT|
|Mon (9)||Cnj||Can (9)||May 9 2016||12:24 PM||CDT|
|Mon (10)||Sqr||Ura (7)||May 11 2016||2:35 AM||CDT|
|Mon (10)||Cnj||Leo (10)||May 11 2016||4:33 PM||CDT|
|Mon (11)||Sqr||Sun (8)||May 13 2016||12:03 PM||CDT|
|Mon (11)||Cnj||Vir (11)||May 14 2016||12:52 AM||CDT|
|Mon (12)||Tri||Sun (8)||May 16 2016||4:21 AM||CDT|
|Mon (12)||Cnj||Lib (12)||May 16 2016||12:33 PM||CDT|
|Mon (1)||Opp||Ura (7)||May 18 2016||10:23 AM||CDT|
|Mon (1)||Cnj||Sco (1)||May 19 2016||1:30 AM||CDT|
|Mon (2)||Opp||Ven (8)||May 21 2016||6:40 AM||CDT|
|Mon (2)||Cnj||Sag (2)||May 21 2016||1:49 PM||CDT|
|Mon (3)||Tri||Ura (7)||May 23 2016||10:38 AM||CDT|
|Mon (3)||Cnj||Cap (3)||May 24 2016||12:34 AM||CDT|
|Mon (4)||Sqr||Ura (7)||May 25 2016||8:12 PM||CDT|
|Mon (4)||Cnj||Aqu (4)||May 26 2016||9:27 AM||CDT|
|Mon (5)||Sqr||Mar (2)||May 28 2016||3:19 PM||CDT|
|Mon (5)||Cnj||Pis (5)||May 28 2016||4:07 PM||CDT|
|Mon (6)||Tri||Mar (2)||May 30 2016||6:11 PM||CDT|
|Mon (6)||Cnj||Ari (6)||May 30 2016||8:10 PM||CDT|
Many thanks to the site Tableizer which helped make preparing the Moon v/c table MUCH easier!
Notes: (1) EST: add one hour; (2) PST: subtract two hours; (3) for UTC and other zones, try this.