A Brief June 2008 Holiday from Writing Grand Trines

June 28, 2008 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Sabatical | Comments Off on A Brief June 2008 Holiday from Writing Grand Trines

For my readers, I will be taking a brief “holiday” from this column. I might be back just after the New Moon, or I might be back after the Independence Day celebration. Between now and then, I might (maybe) put in a single short entry.

Earth Kite of June 28th of 2008

June 27, 2008 at 5:19 pm | Posted in Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on Earth Kite of June 28th of 2008
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Saturday will provide an energy for Earth & Water signs similar to that for Fire & Air on Friday. The “lessons” are a little different, though, because Fire & Air (Friday) were learning to deal with anger & aggression through the healing power of faith & hope.

If you kept your cool on Friday (difficult here in Dallas, and worse in Phoenix), then you likely had a good day. The same is true for Saturday, but you’ll encounter a “surprise,” possibly in the form of some secret (maybe yours, maybe someone else’s) being revealed.

My take on it: unless you must catch up from Friday (probably Capricorn or Virgo), this is a good day to go play. Please do, and be careful out there.

The Fire Kite of Friday June 27th 2008

June 27, 2008 at 1:13 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on The Fire Kite of Friday June 27th 2008
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The Fire Kite

Things, they will be a-changin’ this weekend.  But you knew that already, didn’t you? 

Predictions first; explanations next. 



Aries: a good day for you, but you might feel a little irritable at times.  The moon leaves you moody, and Mars & Pluto contribute to your irritability.  Still, this day favors you.

Taurus: Your best day for “a while” is Saturday.  Cool it today.  Don’t get in scuffles with Leos or Sadge.

Gemini:  You love the show.  The Sun is trying to bring you money, and you might can get it.  Wisdom says to watch the squabbles from the sidelines.  But, like Aries, you can do well if you join in.

Cancer: Have you had your birthday yet?  If so, wait for Saturday, then “Full Speed Ahead”!  Otherwise, lay low until the day after your birthday!

Leo:  Still irritable?  I know.  It really *IS* their fault.  Try not to have a stroke, though.  If you can blow it off in exercise, then do so.

Virgo: Wait for tomorrow.  This isn’t your day.  Leo may lead you astray with a military campaign; watch this battle from the sidelines.

Libra:  What do you want to do?  You have a lot of flexibility with this day.  Make it yours.

Scorpio: Like Taurus et al, you need to wait until tomorrow before you pounce.  You can hurt a Sadge, if you want, but making them your ally would be a much better idea.  If you must, be their “Secret Santa” for Christmas in July.

Sadge:  Somebody made you mad.  If you and Leo collaborate, then you can turn the world upside down.  Scorpio would be a great ally, but they won’t feel their full strength until tomorrow.  Try not to lie.  You’ll be tempted.

Capricorn:  Take a vacation day Friday.  Really.  I know you are a workaholic, but take a break.  THEN, plan to work on Saturday.  You need to take this time when others are playing to get things together for your next campaign, whatever that may be.  This will give you the best advantage, particularly in business or money matters.

Aquarius:  Are you deceiving them, or are they deceiving you?  Aries, Leo, and Sadge can all be your friends, but especially Aries.  Watch out for double-dealing, and don’t do it yourself.  You could take a day off, too, but you might miss an opportunity.  Up to you to decide which is better.

Pisces: Read Scopio, but replace “Sadge” with Aries.  And, chances are that the Aries has Leo & Sadge friends that can beat you up if you do hurt them.  Make them your friend, and wait for a better opportunity on Saturday.

Okay, for those more interested in the “technical” aspects of Friday June 27th of 2008, here’s “the rest of the story.”


Still reeling from the Uranus Retrograde?  That’s okay, Friday should start to feel a little better for some of you.  Moon in Aries Trines Mars in Leo; both loosely Trine Pluto.  This is a Grand Fire Trine, with the two planets of War & Death in them.  They are also the planets of vigorous exercise and “purging” one’s self.  (As long as you are not anorexic or bulimic, this is probably okay.)  For some people, this can very much be a “get things done” day. 

I’ll call this configuration a Fire Kite. And, it is the Fire Kite of June 27th of 2008.

Mars (in Leo) is opposed by both Neptune and Chiron.  Aquarius planets convent the Grand Trine into a Kite.  This is a notoriously “lucky” configuration (for some), and Aries, Leo, Sadge, & Aquarius should consider buying a lotto ticket.  Gemini & Libra have potential, too.  (Earth and Water signs should defer until Saturday to try their luck.)  For more about kites, read this article.  That article is set in 2007, but the theory is still relevant for today.

I think this article by Eric Francis is also moderately useful.

I’d like to add that both Chiron and Neptune, despite being in Aquarius, tend to add a bit of “Whoa, not so fast!” to this configuration.  Neptune can be about aspirations set too high, or just plain delusions.  Chiron is moving backwards and is still near the North Node.  To win that Lotto, you might have to do some work.  

In fact, if you read the Eric Francis article, you know that Chiron and Neptune tell us where the solution can be found.  Unfortunately, the answer is simple too obvious here: Chiron (healing & teaching) and Neptune (dreams & hope) are needed to heal Mars (anger & war) and Pluto (death & taxes) and problems with our “home” (The Moon).  Frankly, I think this applies on days other than this Friday.  But, the planets emphasize this today for reasons only they know.

Please note that Saturday will have an “Earth Kite” (sounds like an Oxymoron, doesn’t it) but THAT kite will have Uranus Retrograde in Pisces as its tail (instead of Chiron / Neptune).  What an interesting configuration! 

All: Pay bills & clean house.  The Moon is waning, and this is a good time to close out old debt, let go of dysfunctional relationships, and clean house in general.  Speaking of cleaning house, the next month or so is a good time to revamp for the summer, if you haven’t done so already.

Uranus Retrograde 2008, Mugabe, and Zimbabwe

June 25, 2008 at 10:31 pm | Posted in FamousPeople, NatalChartAnalysis, Retrogrades | Comments Off on Uranus Retrograde 2008, Mugabe, and Zimbabwe
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Mugabe and Uranus

Initially overlooked, but important on a global scale, would be the ongoing events in Zimbabwe and Robert Mugabe. Robert Gabriel Mugabe (born February 21, 1924) is the President of Zimbabwe. Given that the Uranus Retrograde of this year occurs on June 25th of 2008, Mr. Mugabe is a little past eighty-four (84) years of age at the time of the retrograde. I’ll base my analysis on the chart calculated by Marjorie Orr. I recommend reading her article, as well.

Recall my article “Seven Years Bad Luck.” Recall my proposal that the Houses of Uranus are probably a better model for seven year events if they have some element of an “accident” or “surprise” (whetherbad luck or otherwise). I also mentioned that Uranus had roughly an eighty-four year cycle (approximately three Saturn cycles as well).

Mr. Mugabe, then is experiencing a period of life associated with the third Saturn return as well as his recent Uranus return.  Few of us experience this, so the effects aren’t well documented. Conjectures can be made. I’ll offer a few.

First of all, Uranus (last) touched the place of Mr. Mugabe’s birth “about” April 9th or 10th of 2007. The current retrograde will only make it back to 18-44 of Pisces; Mugabe’s birth cart (per this source) shows Uranus at 16-36.

Uranus is important to Mr. Mugabe for many reasons. Uranus is conjunct his natal Sun, and this makes him a source of rebellion and change. His name was associated with “modern Africa” for quite some time. Uranus Square Jupiter (In Sadge, no less!) means that (despite his early hardships) he has been INCREDIBLY lucky. Sadge (like Chiron, both represented by the Centaur) is about Universities, Education, and learning. Mr. Mugabe holds multiple degrees and appears to be well-educated.

Uranus is also square Mars (which is near the “amplifier” of Jupiter). Mars is about vigor and masculinity, in one sense, but it is also the “God of War” being about war and violence in another sense. Notice also, that Uranus returned April 9th to 10th of 2007. Saturn, likewise, returned in Retrograde about April 7th to 8th of this year. Both of these dates are in Aries, the sign associated with Mars and War. (These aren’t the ONLY points of return, but they catch my eye.)

April 9, 2007 was primarily characterized by Sun (Aries) trine Jupiter (Sadge). Jupiter was near its return point, and (greatly) strengthened by the trine of the Sun. Later, on April 10th, Mercury (thoughts, ideas, communication, & transportation) squared Pluto (intelligence agencies, secrets, secret police, assassinations). This return appears to have given Mr. Mugabe “the upper hand” in any conflicts. If anyone even THOUGHT about bringing harm to Mr. Mugabe, his organization knew far ahead of time.

April 8, 2008 was characterized by a Grand Trine in Earth that formed a Kite with Uranus! Kites, too, are considered very “lucky.”

The previous two events had Sun in Aries. The Uranus Retrograde Station of 2008 will have Moon in Aries. Friday will include one of Jim Shawvan’s “opportunity periods” that starts with a Jupiter Square (more luck) and includes a Grand Trine in Fire. (Grand Fire Trines are primarily about powerful leadership, though sometimes they can be associated with violence.)

Regardless of what you think of Mr. Mugabe, he has an incredible amount of luck on his side. To be sure, he “built” some of this luck through his own hard work and education. But, at this point in his life, he has Jupiter (luck), Mars (war), and Uranus (surprises) on his side in any conflict, whether of words or otherwise.

This retrograde period may contain “surprises” for him, but they will tend to favor him. Of course, the biggest “surprise” would be if he passed away, which is entirely possible for someone who is eighty four years of age. But, don’t expect it. Instead, expect him to continue as resilient as ever.

(I know many people will not like what I have just written, but I make my best effort to be NEUTRAL in my forecasts and just read the aspects that I see. YMMV)

2008 June 26 Uranus Retrograde Chart set in DFW

June 23, 2008 at 11:21 pm | Posted in Editorial, Holidays, Predictions, Retrogrades | 4 Comments
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Uranus Retrograde 2008, Redux

The Uranus Retrograde of June 26, 2008 deserves a bit more of a forecast than previously written here.

The Short Version

For those of you that don’t want to read the detailed analysis, below, here is the short version: expect surprises and especially revelations this Wednesday / Thursday / Friday. Some of you may feel aches and pains (or other problems) in your bones or joints.

Financial markets will probably feel a bit of a shakeup, and some “surprise” may be announced, such as “foreign” (probably foreign to the US) sources providing a “bail out” of some kind financially. This bailout will be inadequate, however, to stem the tide of problems, and the economy will not strengthen.

For many, Thanksgiving Day will be somehow affected by the events of this week. In addition to paying off debt, you need to start a savings account or fund for the Holiday Season this year.

Setting of the Chart

First, the Chart is set for 8:01 PM -6 from UTC and is a Longitude and Latitude Associated with the Northern Edges of the Dallas Side of the “DFW Metroplex.” Just in case you don’t know, driving from a point just a little east of Dallas to a point just a little west of Fort Worth is not quite the distance from the southern tip of New Jersey (i.e. Cape May) to the northern realms (across the Hudson from NYC). (Texas is a BIG state in terms of land mass.)

The Chart:

If you use tabbed browsing, you might want to open that image in a separate tab, now, so we can discuss it. You should also open Cafe Astrology Planetary Phenomena for 2008 in a separate tab. (That site points out a Jupiter-Saturn sesquiquadrate on June 26, 2008.)

If you have chart software (and Astro123 is freeware), you can run the same chart adjusted for your locality.

Choice of Software

I suppose I should say at this point that I am not an advocate of freeware or open source to the exclusion of commercial software. You’ll notice that Astro123 hasn’t been updated since 2006. The motive to update doesn’t exist for freeware, and open source manned by volunteers has spotty support at best. (BUT, if that same “open source” has a team of professional programmers who both maintain it and are paid to do that full time by a non-profit organization, then that’s another story….)

I’ve evaluated the SolarFire (sold by Alabe.com who also provides free online chart calculations) and Kepler (Cosmic Patterns) families of commercial software and recommend them. Maybe at some point I’ll also try the Matrix family and Halloran tools as well. (Actually, once I find my install CD’s for SF and Kepler, I’ll probably switch back to them. Don’t ask; long story.)

This Uranus Retrograde Chart is about FINANCES

SET IN “The Metroplex,” this chart is ALL ABOUT FINANCES. It isn’t about “small scale personal finances” on an individual level. It *IS* about “small scale personal finances” on an aggregate level.

What does that mean, and why?


My interpretation, from my location, is that governmental entities MUST address the “subprime meltdown” during this period. (I will now only speak to the U.S. since UK / Europe should probably be handled by an astrologer, or astrologers, there.)

The meltdown is already underway, and the drastic changes in energy prices, coupled with floods in the Midwest (and consequent rising food prices) will require profound changes. I cannot get a clear lead on who will be President though Obama appears to have a minimal lead at this time. (No clear prediction on this.) Not counting the astrology of the times, “the people” will REQUIRE change. At least part of the catch is that they, themselves, must do most (if not all) of the change.

This is a difficult time for whomever is the leader of the United States.

This chart appears to barely be “radical.” The rule of thumb for an horary chart is that the ascendant cannot be in the first three, or last three, degrees of a sign. Although this isn’t an ‘horary’ chart, I follow the same rule of thumb on this kind of chart. This one appears to be a little past 4 degrees of Capricorn. A Capricorn ascendant tells us, right away, that the “surprises” of Uranus Retrograde will deal with Capricorn issues. And, so early that it almost isn’t radical, confirms that we should “expect the unexpected.”

With Capricorn in play, but so early, that could be anything, from problems with bones for some individuals (particularly Pisceans) to a major financial overhaul.

I will not elaborate on the positions and relationships of Mars, the South Node, Saturn, and Pluto except to say that they indicate that the current war places us (as in the “US”) in great financial jeopardy. (Hint: Mars (war) in the 8th House (taxes) midpoint Saturn (authority, government, and particularly the “Executive”) and the South Node (the Easy, but WRONG thing to do) coupled with a trine between Mars (war) and Pluto (intelligence agencies) in the 12th House (of “self-undoing”). We need an exit strategy. I leave it as an exercise for the reader to work out the details. 🙂

The issues with bones and other things Capricorn appear unclear, but the national, or global, finances cannot be ignored because of the Second House of Finances being within Aquarius (“the people”) and containing a few “interesting” key planets: Chiron and Uranus, with Chiron on top of the North Node.

As you may know, Chiron is about healing and Neptune is about illness. Chiron is retrograde here, so it isn’t in its strongest position. Chiron is nearly on top of the North Node, less than half a degree away. The North Node is about “Karma.” This means it is about doing service at a minimum and sometimes taking “bad medicine” at the worst. This healer apparently recommends “black draught.” (An old Southern remedy that was, in fact, a potent laxative.) The process isn’t over yet, because Chiron has to continue backwards for a “ways.”

And, as crucial as the financial “healing” is, the Jupiter-Saturn Sesquiquadrate tells us that, for the big financial markets, what happens today is NOT a final solution. More work is needed.

Events Now Will Impact the “Holiday Season”

In fact, this entire process will “cook” until two key events happen (1) Chiron turns direct; and (2) Uranus turns direct. A longer term series of events, Chiron and Uranus in a series of sextiles, began in April and continues for a number of years.  See, also: The Big Aspects.  Frankly, this dance is about trans-generational reforms in a number of areas, not just finance.

So, what are the key future dates for this year? Chiron turns direct on October 25th of 2008. Uranus turns direct on November 27th of this year.  And, less than an hour after the direct station of Uranus on Thanksgiving Day, Moon conjoins the Sun (New Moon) at about 5 degrees Sadge.

I don’t know about you, but that combination gets my attention.

Mercury (communication) then will conjoin Mars (anger) in Sadge late the following Friday night. “Oh my, my.”

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving of 2008, Pluto (now direct) will re-enter Capricorn (finances, especially corporate finances). This is a very busy week, to be discussed later. But, be assured, it will set the stage for an “interesting” holiday season this year.

What to do with this?

Moral of this story? If you want to HAVE a Christmas / Hannukkah / Kwaanza / Pagan Winter Celebration (or whatever celebration you follow just after the Winter’s Solstice of 2008), then you better start saving money for that NOW. Decide how much you want, and put away 1/5 of that every month between now and The Season. (If you want a $500 Christmas, then put away $100 a month.)

But, for NOW, don’t be surprised if some profound (I will neither say “good” nor “bad” in this case because it is too difficult to read) revelations emerge on the financial markets scene this Thursday or maybe Friday.

Jupiter in the First House may imply a “bail out” from “foreign” sources. And, it clearly implies that some people haven’t got the message and are still spending more than they should.

As the old saying goes, “you ain’t seen nuttin’, yet.” 🙂

Predictions for Week of June 23rd of 2008

June 23, 2008 at 7:47 am | Posted in Predictions | Comments Off on Predictions for Week of June 23rd of 2008
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Week of June 23rd

This week is comparatively quiet, but some people may find it to be a bit explosive when their secrets are revealed to the public.

Monday: Do You Relax
or Waste Your Time & Energy on the Futile? 🙂

The energy of Monday morning, as this is being written, is a relatively calm one for most people.  Well, sort of.  All that is happening is Lunar, so for most of us the conflict between Mars (action) and Neptune (illusions) is relatively temporary.  Some people, of course, will run on long “wild goose chases” this morning pursuing goals that are either unattainable or worthless or both.  Others will have any scam perpetuated on them over the weekend (see previous entries) “wrapped up” or possible taken to the next stage.

Monday June 23rd of 2008: A Good Day to Start a Diet

Some of you will start diet & exercise programs this Monday, and this is a good Monday to do it *IF* you do not set your expectations too high.  Some of you will daydream of looking like some particular celebrity or model.  Nothing wrong with that if it motivates you to do the right thing; just don’t let your feelings hurt if your progress isn’t what you expect.  Remember: seek progress, not perfection.

Monday Evening Piscean HouseCleaning (June 23rd of 2008 )

The Moon enters Pisces on Monday afternoon (evening for UK & Europe), and the evening can be mostly pleasant although some issue with authority or aging CAN arise.  This is a great evening to clean house or otherwise organize and make it a fun activity with your sweetheart or children or best friend.

Newly married (or anyone starting a new household, such as someone who has recently relocated) will find this to be a GREAT evening to get your household in order.  Virgo & Pisces love to create debt, so be extra alert for that danger.  (Moon in Gentle Pisces opposes Stern Saturn in Virgo after a pleasant trine with the Sun.)

Tuesday: Funday Except if Your Secrets Are Exposed

All of Tuesday feels like Monday evening, mostly a feel-good day that is about “wrapping things up.”  Some of you are closing a fiscal year now, and Tuesday or Wednesday could be all about “discovering” some missing transaction or item that shakes up your end of fiscal year calculations. 

You’d normally expect that to happen at this time, anyway, but with Moon in Pisces (revelations of different kinds; exposure of secrets) and Uranus (in Pisces) very slow and about to retrograde, this would be THE time for theft or embezzlement to be discovered.

Wednesday: The Fun Ends All Too Soon

Wednesday is like Tuesday, except that Wednesday evening seems a bit unpleasant.  If you are working late, conflicts could emerge on this day.  If you are in the UK or Europe, the Moon moves into Aries shortly before the 9a to 5p workday starts on Thursday.  In the US, this will happen Wednesday evening.

Thursday: Revelations Go Public

Thursday is a handful of Moon squares and the Uranus retrograde discloser of secrets.  Any misdeeds discovered on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday will be more publicly disclosed on this day.  Conflict and agitation marks this day.  This is also a day when some people will be admitted to, or discharged from, a mental hospital.  For some, this will be the “straw that broke the camel’s back.”  Others will wonder what happened to the pleasant moods of the past few days.  To be sure, telephones will chatter Thursday evening about the disclosures of the day.

Friday June 27th and Saturday June 28th

Friday & Saturday are an entirely different story.  Friday is marked by a Grand Trine of Fire.  If fire benefits you (typically Aries, Leo, or Sadge -OR- Libra, Aquarius, Gemini), then this could be a great day for you.  Otherwise, the first may leave you uncomfortable or angry. 

Oddly, things “flip” on Saturday when the Moon moves into Taurus and THEN creates a Grand Trine of Earth.  The aforementioned signs will feel discomfort, particularly a “let down” sensation over the power and play of Friday.  On the other hand, if you are water or earth, then Saturday / Sunday will feel much better or “stronger” for you. 

(More about the weekend in another post.)

Uranus Retrograde Station, June 2008

June 22, 2008 at 2:14 am | Posted in Predictions | Comments Off on Uranus Retrograde Station, June 2008
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After the series of bursts of excitement, no doubt many of you wonder what adventures next week holds in store.  We’ll cover the details in depth in another post, but the most significant event will be the Uranus Retrograde Station on Thursday, June 26th.

Anticipating what a Uranus Station really means is a bit of a challenge.  Since Uranus rules surprises, this station is all about overdue surprises.  In a way, the surprise isn’t a surprise at all because it is overdue.  Once it hits, you then realize that it was inevitable.

Even trickier, it might not quite hit the DAY of the station.  It is all about surprise, isn’t it?

Summer Solstice 2008

June 20, 2008 at 11:00 am | Posted in Editorial, Predictions, Weekends | 3 Comments
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Summer Solstice 2008

If you celebrate the Solstice, chances are that you’ve already done so by the time you read this. For many in the U.S., that celebration was Thursday evening. That is probably true in the UK and Europe as well. Some of you, though, may choose to celebrate this weekend because the gathering of friends, most convenient on a weekend, is more important than gathering slightly BEFORE the event occurs. Frankly, I like that idea in this case. Why?

The reason why is that we’ve all done intense energy work all weekend long. As much as possible, this weekend should be about rest & relaxation. The Aquarian Moon will tend to help with that, and most people will find this to be a pleasant weekend. A few possible “potholes” exist; this forecast will serve to illumine them.

I know some of you want only the “high points” without detailed analysis, so we’ll do those first.

High Points of the Summer Solstice of 2008

1. Have fun this weekend. That is very possible.

2. Watch out for lying and deception this weekend.

3. Watch out for a squabble particularly about money or taxes or fines, particularly on Friday night.

4. Do NOT “loan money” this weekend. Especially watch out for cheats & cons.

5. *DO* have fun with your friends. This is another GREAT “movie weekend.” Consider a sleepover with a ‘movie marathon.’

6. This is a GREAT weekend to spend on the water, possibly at a lake. BUT, this is a very BAD weekend to mix alcohol and boating. (No good weekend for that, but this one is even worse.)

7. Homebodies can get a great deal of cleaning this weekend, and might find old photos from “the good old days” that bring a strong sense of nostalgia. Pay debt.

Now, for the rest of you, on to the “nitty gritty details.”

Analysis by Sign

Aries: You can be very strong this weekend. Watch out for overspending on that nice new toy, and definitely do not create any new debt. Like ALL other signs, don’t loan money. Otherwise, this will be a great weekend for you. Try, though, to be an observer, if you can. You’ll LEARN a bit about others if you do so.

Taurus: Read Aries. You’ll be tempted to buy items for your home, and you’ll get some great buys if (1) you already wanted them and they are NOT something you were “talked into” by the salesperson and (2) you don’t create any new debt. You might not be as thrilled by the movie as some others, but you’ll have fun anyway.

Gemini: You need a break. This was a really busy week. Just relax, and resist ANY temptation to deceive someone. You CAN deceive effectively now, but you don’t want that karma. Watch the movie with your friends.

Cancer: Hold tight to your birthday. Like Aries, you should “watch the show” that others put on for you this weekend. Do *NOT* (did I emphasize that enough?) lend money or create debt. Like Taurus, you might get a nice item for your home.

Leo: Why are you so angry? You need a good workout this weekend. Finances tend to worry you this weekend. Focus instead on the most vigorous exercise you can safely participate in; a punching bag could bring you both physical and emotional relief. Friends are okay, but watch for trickery, possibly from an entire GROUP, maybe a conspiracy of family members against you!

Some of you are starting to enter your “Solar 12th house” and are in danger of “self-undoing.”  This is particularly true if your birthday is in July.

Virgo: You find yourself in the job of disciplinarian, especially if you are a parent. You’ll have the job of being the “voice of reason.” You can do this well, but secretly you want to play this weekend with the other boys & girls. Take time to recharge your batteries this weekend. You CAN take a break. Maybe you need a treat.

Libra: Read Aries. Keep in mind that your insights may be especially important to others this weekend. But, don’t offer advice unless asked. Keep your comments short & to the point. Use humor. Have fun.

Scorpio: Read Taurus & Leo. You can get some great buys; use your usual sense of prudence. Don’t beat up on people, though you’ll be tempted. If you are a police officer, then you’ll be busy this weekend. That means you’ll need to stay sober yourself.

Sagittarius: You are ordinarily a nice person, but you really need to watch your temper this weekend. Don’t go off the deep end. Instead, take some time for yourself. This does NOT mean you have to hide and be alone, but it does mean you’d better have some fun. Unlike most others, you’ll probably have a good eye for cheats. No reason you can’t turn the tables on them and have the “last laugh.” In fact, they deserve it for even thinking about taking you on. Go for it, just don’t get mad about it. Laugh instead.

Capricorn: Okay, it is a tough weekend in some ways for you. People seem frivolous and a bit unpredictable. You can still have fun, though, and you might even make a little money if that is your desire. Just make certain it is money coming in rather than money going out. (You’ll be tempted to spend.)

Aquarius: This is *YOUR* weekend. Okay, you’ll have other weekends, too. But this will be an outstanding weekend for some, make that MANY, of you. Please do play. Take nothing seriously. Refuse to believe anything anyone says, probably even including me! 🙂 Your sense of art and proportion are good this weekend, so if you are an artist of some kind then (as Captain Picard would say) “Make it so.” (But don’t incur debt for that purpose.)

Pisces: Yes, you can get your way this weekend. BUT, is it really what you want? If you succumb under pressure to some strong personality, or especially a group of them, and then cheat or deceive someone who could be your best ally, then what will you gain? Think about it. Your ally might be tired of that kind of behavior.

If you are a poker player, you might “clean up” this weekend. (No “markers,” though.)

If you channel that “creativity” of yours in the right direction, then you might have some fun without anyone getting their feelings hurt. Maybe you are the one who needs to organize “sleepover movie night,” but without any grandiose expenditures.

If you do host a party, you’ll be at the center. Do you want to be? (It is okay if you really do.)

The Planetary Players of the Weekend of the Summer Solstice of 2008

Besides the solstice, and the previous planetary events of this week (especially the Full Moon and Mercury Direct Station), three events will color this weekend: (1) Sun Opposite Pluto (which is an “after statement” to the Full Moon Energy); (2) Mars Opposite Neptune; and (3) Venus Sextile Saturn (which requires a LONG discussion). We’ll cover the first one and dispose of that, and then we’ll dive in greater depth into #2 and #3 (together). So, we have Part #1 (Sun Opposite Pluto & the Full Moon Wrapup) and we have Part #2 (Mars Opposite Neptune and the Finger of God).

Sun Opposite Pluto & the Full Moon Wrapup

The first few days of the week, tied to the Full Moon of Wednesday June 18th, will be “wrapped up” by Sun Opposite Pluto on Friday June 20th. Of course, Astrology studies cycles, and one story blends into another. But, this punctuation mark (and that is what this kind of aspect is) comes with the Solstice. Other variants will occur in a new season and be more tightly tied to newer stories to be told. So, what does it mean?

Pluto has returned to the end of Sadge, and that is the key issue here. The final degrees of any sign are said to be “fated degrees,” and these particular degrees are especially associated with deception and theft. All the negative aspects of Sadge will tend to be highlighted at this time: religious extremists, possibly terrorists, murder in the name of God, court rulings that are either wrong or unjust or both, and a sense of “playfulness” applied in very wrong ways. (Do you remember in the original “Highlander” movie where we learned that the Kurgan, and “his tribe, the Kurgans, were infamous for their cruelty, and were known to ‘toss children into pits full of starved dogs, and watch them fight [for the] meat’ for amusement.” THAT is the kind of “playfulness” associated with the END of Sadge. Not pretty.)

Now, that said, the type of PLANET in that space makes a BIG difference. In this case, the planet is PLUTO, ruler of death in general, death by assassination in particular, death by poisoning even more so, and secrets, torture, and a number of other horrible things.

Frankly, myself, I don’t like this combination of planet and place.

One big issue here will be “human rights abuses.” On a smaller scale, it will be injustice. The “mean girls” will tend to win. But, Sun OPPOSING Pltuo may mean that, in some cases, authority figures of some kind may “step in” to halt some of these problems. The Sun can’t really win against Pluto on a long term basis, so the key will be for Pluto to move direct (in a few months) and return to Capricorn. The downside to this will be a profound “belt tightening” in our economy. We’ll already had a taste of this, but it will get stronger. Your mantra should be “no debt.”

If you can’t achieve that, then it should be “no new debt.” If you are in the business of lending money, you shouldn’t take on ANY new risky loans; you can count on them deceiving you now (Pluto Rx in Sadge) and defaulting later (when Pluto returns to Capricorn).

I know some of my readers might be thieves. Yes, this is your weekend. Sigh.

Practically, as an individual, this could lead to power struggles this weekend, particularly over money. Taxes (also Pluto) may be the biggest issues of all. Count on them (taxes) showing up in political dialogs. Like new debt, new taxes should be avoided. They might seem very attractive NOW, but Pluto in Capricorn can make them very ugly later.

One other thing, this particular drama indicates that the solution to human rights abuse in other countries CAN be found in the decisions made by Corporate America (and UK and Europe). The key, of course, will be to give Corporate America “tax incentives” to do things that “encourage” foreign countries to protect human rights. (Maybe that is the approach Amnesty International should use: lobby Congress to give tax incentives to Big Corp. to protect human rights in foreign countries.)

On a small scale for certain readers (you know who you are): you know that Aunt or Uncle who saved money all of their lives and lived very conservatively? The one you never liked but now is in a GREAT position financially while you are worried about FORECLOSURE? You should NOT ask them for a bailout (and deceiving them will cause you painful karma you don’t want to have). But, you SHOULD get their insights and advice and “take your medicine” to clear out the debt & financial problems. If you don’t listen to the Dave Ramsey show, then you should consider doing so.

Like Father’s Day, if you can “avoid the fight,” you’ll probably have a pretty good weekend. But, again, some people will have terrific struggles over money and spending this weekend.

Mars Opposite Neptune and the Finger of God

At this point, I’d like to tell you some great story about Mars Opposite Neptune and how powerful that aspect is. I’d like to discuss how some commentators noted Mars/Neptune activity in the birth chart of Bill Clinton, and how they claimed that this is the REAL reason that he was “Teflon Bill.” (Monica Lewinsky proved that name wrong, though.) That’s what I’d like to tell you.

Instead, I must say that this is an extraordinarily complicated “big planet” configuration that, frankly, might be a little beyond my ability. In addition to Mars Opp Neptune, we have Venus Sextile Saturn. Venus & Saturn are another story entirely. The problem is, Venus & Saturn are NOT playing separately from Mars and Neptune. If they were, analysis would be much easier. In fact, the configuration looks like a huge “peace sign” in the sky, with Neptune “by itself” (not true, but pretend so for the moment) and Mars opposite of it as the “center leg”, with Venus and Saturn forming the right and left legs of the “peace sign.”

Now, I am NOT saying that this configuration will “bring peace.” Sun Opposite Pluto (described above) won’t let it. Actually, Neptune has both the Moon and Chiron as neighbors. All three are in Aquarius, and this metaphorically speaks to the needs and desires of “the people” for healing and dreams of hope. Last weekend we had illusions. This weekend, we HAVE to believe in a “better way,” despite the Evil of Sun Opp Pluto. Primarily Neptune (but also the other planets) form the “Finger of God” that I’ve described before (credit: Stephanie Azaria). The choice seems to be between Venus (in Cancer, the home of the Moon) and Saturn (in Virgo, the home of Mercury and sign of the Earth Mother).

I try to avoid politics, but this weekend seems to speak of how profoundly tired “the people” are of war. Sun Opp Pluto tells us we can make some terrible mistakes with wrong decisions based on poorly thought-out approaches. Regardless, we are tired of war, we are tired of being cheated, and we are tired of the no longer “playful” aspects of Gemini & Sadge. The time has come for a return to the source of our sustenance.

So, you’ll have a choice to make this weekend, and it will almost certainly affect many people around you. Given that you “handle” the power struggle “correctly,” (and this doesn’t mean that you “win” in the ordinary sense of the word), you will have to choose between being a source of sustenance and being a provider of discipline. Neither position is necessarily right or wrong. You’ll have to apply your own sense of discernment, keeping in mind that deception is afoot.

I suppose I should say that, as the weekend progresses, I might “tune” this forecast. Making it stronger will lay a foundation for the forecast for next week, probably to be published on Sunday.

Autumn Sunrise: Detailed Analysis of June 19, 2008

June 19, 2008 at 12:41 pm | Posted in Predictions | 1 Comment
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Autumn Sunrise gives a detailed analysis of June 19, 2008.  If you want to “drill down” into different perspectives on the energy of this day, this is an excellent source.  Recall that a fundamental premise of the approach to astrological analysis used by this site is “SUMO” (The Strategic Use of Multiple Oracles).

Is My Marriage Doomed?

June 19, 2008 at 12:19 am | Posted in Editorial | Comments Off on Is My Marriage Doomed?
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I suppose now is the time for me to clarify a few things. One of my favorite areas of “prediction” is determining the best time to do (or not do) something. This is typically referred to as “Electional Astrology,” but I don’t always follow the usual techniques.

I particularly like to identify obstacles in the road we travel together. I see Astrology as providing tools that are a bit like headlights: mostly they help us spot the potholes but sometimes they illuminate opportunities. So, my predictions tend to be a little negative since I focus on what to avoid.

But, I try to add back the positive. The grains of time are the only thing we really have. Each moment must have some kind of good use hidden within it. The trick is finding what that use is, and then doing the next right thing.

Also, in the process of making my updates, I check my logs & stats to see what searches people run. One recent search started with “is our marriage doomed if married in….” I’d never address such a question or search in the way it was crafted. If the choice has been made, then the future is not about being “doomed”; the future is about what choices to make next.

Little of my work is retrospective, except to provide a foundation for future decisions. The purpose of using multiple oracles (SUMO) is to check them against each other to make the best possible decisions. In a sense, as we move from event to event, from aspect to station, to aspect, to emergent pattern in the sky, we “surf” the energy of each moment. Collectively, we play our roles in the dramas we have chosen. But, often we can choose which role, or which drama, or both. (See my recent predictions about Father’s Day Weekend 2008 where I identify at least three distinct roles that may be picked from.)

So, even if you did choose to marry in what many would consider the “worst possible time,” you may have a special use and a special reason for doing that.

For example, if you married in a void immediately prior to a New Moon, you might use that “cleaning away” energy in such a way that the two of you are activists for cleaning up the environment and paving the way for generations to come. I won’t say you’ll be devoid of sadness. I won’t say that you’ll avoid having to release things dear to you. BUT, the two of you may find you have a very special place in the architecture of the world.

Others who marry at that time may eventually become leaders in the world of Hospice. They may teach us about the ultimate forms of letting go. I’m not saying that is YOUR path, but people with those gifts, who choose that path, are very important to all of us.

Still others may live a quiet life that signifies the close to one era and give birth to children who are leaders in the next era. Many speak of Lincoln, but few seem to recognize the importance of Lincoln’s mother. Perhaps that is your path.

You may not be consciously aware of the reasons behind your intuitive choice to marry at some certain time. Chances are good that you do NOT have that awareness. But those reasons will show themselves as the future unfolds.

If the hand you are dealt seems difficult, you may yet play your hand well.

If you didn’t have choice, if you couldn’t decide to follow different paths, then why would you be seeking advice on how to see those “potholes” in the road ahead from a blog like this one?

Mercury Direct June 2008 (Detailed Analysis)

June 18, 2008 at 5:47 pm | Posted in Calendars, Predictions, Retrogrades | Comments Off on Mercury Direct June 2008 (Detailed Analysis)
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Mercury Direct June 2008

In an ideal world, all of my calculations and predictions are letter perfect. But, I do not have a support staff to proofread my work, and I write about upcoming events with in the next few days or week then post. During an earlier post, I had listed in a sentence or two that the Full Moon came up on Tuesday. The rest of the prediction was correct, and I apologize for any distress caused.

Mistakes Happen

This brings me to an underlying fundamental concept of my work: individual oracles can (and do) make mistakes (contrary to legend), and in this modern age of The Internet, multiple oracles should be consulted. (I call this technique SUMO.)

In honor of the concept of “multiple oracles” and the fact that mistakes DO happen, I offer this link to Jim Shawvan’s site.

Mercury Direct Station, June 2008

What does it mean for you? To answer this accurately, we must know where Mercury stations in your chart.

Astrological Chart of Mercury Direct Station, June 2008

Note that the Moon (in Capricorn) will form an inconjunct with Mars in Leo. Uranus is also inconjunct Mars in Leo, and this forms what Steffie Azaria calls “The Finger of God.” That means a crucial decision must be made, and it has “explosive” potential. The Moon choice looks calmer than the Uranus choice, but then the Moon moves to conjoin Jupiter which always amplifies events. I truly hope nothing goes “boom” at this time.

Where is the Mercury Direct Station in Your Chart?

Although this chart shows the station to be at twelve degrees and fifty nine minutes of Gemini, we will use thirteen (13) degrees for the sake of convenience. In most years, Gemini starts “about” May 21st. This varies a bit not because GEMINI varies but because the CALENDAR has errors. That is why we have “Leap Years,” to remedy any “drift” in the calendar in relation to the sky (which is our “real” calendar).

At May 21st, if we look thirteen (13) days later, we’ll find the date of June 2nd or 3rd (depending on whether or not you include the 21st in your counting). So, this will be our maker of the “Ascendant” (so to speak) for this event: June 2nd.

(Just in case you don’t know, the “Ascendant” is a starting point. Each morning, the Sun rises at the Ascendant to start a new day. New periods of any kind establish some kind of “Ascendant.”)

Use the following table to find your birthday:

DOB House Meaning
6/2 to 7/1 1 Head, Fresh Start, & “Energy”
7/1 to 7/31 2 Neck, Finances, & Sculpture
7/31 to 8/29 3 Arms, Communications, & Letters
8/29 to 9/28 4 Stomach, Home, & Domestic Affairs
9/28 to 10/27 5 Heart, Romance, & Luck
10/27 to 11/26 6 Work & Accounting
11/26 to 12/25 7 Kidneys, Legal, & Relations
12/25 to 1/24 8 Genitals, Secrets, Taxes & Death
1/24 to 2/22 9 Legal, Education, & University
2/22 to 3/24 10 Skeletal System & Career
3/24 to 4/22 11 Legs, Friends, & Gov’t Jobs
4/22 to 5/21 12 Feet, Poetry, & Disclosures

So, first of all, find your birthday. If you are on a “cusp” here (say June 29th to July 2nd), then possibly either (or both) houses may apply. These predictions apply to a window open from June 19th through July 4th (approximately). The time of the New Moon, July 1st through July 3rd, will be a difficult time to launch events. The week prior to the New Moon will be a good time to “clean house” in preparation for a launch on or after July 4th.

First House

This is a period of at least a potential for a “fresh start” for you. The problems and mess of the past few weeks may be cleared away. If you chose to elope at this time, now you must start your marriage and household in earnest.

Some of you are in your Solar 12th House, so you shouldn’t push TOO hard for progress, just enough to get the job done. If you are in THIS group of birthdays, but YOUR birthday falls AFTER June 19th, then you are in your Solar 12th House.

After your birthday you can launch what you want to make to happen, and (again) this window is open until July 4th. A few of you will have a narrow “window,” so make certain to use this period to dream of what you want and make SOLID plans to achieve that.

If you are NOT in your Solar 12th house, then this is a powerful time to launch things you want to accomplish, especially AFTER the New Moon on July 2nd. The 4th and 5th of July will be very strong for you if you are Gemini.

Second House

The author discovered this process when another astrologer predicted that an unexpected check would arrive, probably in the mail. That is EXACTLY what happened; it is the kind of thing that doesn’t tend to be forgotten. The downside is that some of you will have to pay an unforgotten or unexpected debt. If so, then do it now if at all possible, else it WILL come back to visit you again, probably around September 25th or October 15th.

The rest of you are likely to get a check, or some kind of payment, as I did. A few of you will start some kind of new health regimen, and this will tend to work well for you.

Any form of “body sculpture” such as bodybuilding or weight-lifting will work particularly well when launched now. The first week PAST the New Moon of June 18th will be an excellent time to start a new exercise & diet regimen.

Third House

The missing letter somehow arrives. The forgotten phone call is made. A misplaced (and crucial) file is found.

Something lost is found here, and that lost something deals with communications, transportation, or accounting. Some of you will have to perform a necessary car repair, especially if you became aware of the problem in the past few weeks. Others will find the missing payment that caused your checking account to be out of balance. And, still others will find the missing letter.

You’ll be glad to get the missing piece of the puzzle, unless you are the one that intentionally hid it. 🙂

Fourth House

Dosmetic matters require your attention. This may be an important turning point for a child, yours or another close to you. You’ll want to clean up and re-organize now, especially prior to the New Moon. Pay bills and liquidate debt through the New Moon. This may be a good time to mount challenges against creditors. It is also a good time to find “sales” for items for your home. Lawn mowers could get cheap during this period. Expect a “deal” on household goods or services if you do the legwork.

Fifth House

Watch the summer heat to prevent over-driving your heart. If you are an “extreme athlete,” then maybe you don’t need to be so extreme during this period. Each house rules a body part, and that body part becomes “identified” here as one possibly prone to problems. Yours is the heart. Be careful.

That said, you are also the one group most likely to “win the lotto.” Unexpectedly, luck can come your way. Actually, it will tend to NOT involve money (the second house, above, has that) but maybe other things. Still, a few of you could be big winners.

Frankly, a few of you SHOULD play the Lotto.

Others of you can expect a new romance, the salvation of an existing romance, or some kind of breakthrough. Congrats!

Sixth House

You are focused on work, and rightfully so. If your fiscal year ends now, you may find yourself with more work dumped in your lap than others. Just remember that this is one area where you might could “show your stuff.” Document carefully what you did, and be ready to pull that document out at your next performance review. (The Devil is in the Details, and, here, YOU can be the Devil to any adversaries.)

Seventh House

This is about being fair. You’ll need to balance all your affairs. If you have been cheated, be prepared to appeal to a higher source. Time to get out of any game where you aren’t getting a fair shake. Sometimes “bad guys” prosper here (oddly), but it doesn’t have to be that way. You may be tempted to not “stand up for yourself,” but this is one time where you should.  And, if YOU are a “bad guy,” then you make get your “come upance” at this time.

A bit like the Sixth House (above), if you are being mistreated you should “take names and kick….” (At least take the names. Make photographs. Note license plates. Record video. Make a record. Get everything your lawyer might need, in case it really does come to that.)

Eighth House

You did pay your taxes, didn’t you? If so, you are in good shape and may somehow get some unexpected refund. If not, be ready for that audit. Of course, YOU might be the “tax man.” If you are a police officer, however, don’t take bribes. Your secret may come to light now.

Otherwise, either (a) someone important will die or (b) you’ll have a major shakeup that will cause you to have to rebuild. People tapped into this region of the zodiac might even be hit with a disaster such as a tornado or hurricane. If that does come your way, just remember that you will be “reborn” from these events. You can (re-)design “who you are.”

Ninth House

If you aren’t in a lawsuit, you might think about taking a class or going back to school. If you are in a lawsuit, you may make a discovery (pun intended) of some kind: the lost document (refer to Third House) that pops up and changes the course of things. (YOU didn’t hide that document, did you?)

Others of you will meet, or have to deal with, someone foreign who forces you to reconsider your position. College Professors or World Travelers will seem to appear from nowhere and espouse some doctrine that makes you jump out of that box you’ve lived in for so long. Zeus won’t let you sit still.

If you are having an “affair,” then that will probably “come to light.”

And, a few of you will have some important event concerning an animal (likely a pet or livestock) come to pass. “My Friend Flicka” or “Old Yeller” might be up for a remake.

Tenth House

Thinking about changing jobs? You may not be given a choice. Many of you will start the hunt for a new job or new career at this time. Others will find increased responsibilities as co-workers leave or quit. Expect more work, but like the Sixth House you should document everything with an eye toward either your performance review, updating your resume’, or both.

Have you thought about becoming a “career counselor” yourself?  If so, now is the time to make that move.

Eleventh House

A few of you will hear from old friends you haven’t heard from for years. High School or College reunions will be especially important for you. At this time, on the level of local, national, and global media, some event involving bribery may come to light. Others of you may be inspired to pursue a “social cause.” The casual meeting with an old friend could be VERY important, so don’t shuck it without a second thought.  That person may represent a turning point for you.

If you applied for a Government job some time this year, you may receive a notice that you are being considered and might be hired.

Twelfth House

Many of you know what this means. This is a dangerous time of “self-undoing.” The wrong slip of the lip, disclosure of that you don’t won’t disclosed, or excessive use of alcohol or drugs can make life miserable. For sure, it is a hard time.

A few of you are poets, artists, photographers, videographers, or the like; those of you will experience a powerful breakthrough regarding your art. Like the Sixth House, and Tenth House, write it down and document EVERYTHING. If you are an artist, you’ll want to remember this period of your life.  You might write “Thanatopsis” during a warm summer day in this short period.

More about this weekend in another post. But, the key points about the energy of “this period,” through the 4th of July, are found in this post.

A Short Post About Mercury Turning Direct, June, 2008

June 18, 2008 at 12:48 am | Posted in Predictions, Retrogrades | Comments Off on A Short Post About Mercury Turning Direct, June, 2008
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Starting “by” the afternoon of Wednesday June 18th, and continuing for a period of time that isn’t fully agreed upon, a bit of turmoil will come into the lives of many people. This is marked by the Direct Station of Mercury on the morning of Thursday, June 19th of 2008. If you had any plans run afoul on Wednesday afternoon or evening, you can chalk that up to the influence of the station following on the heels of the Full Moon (Sun = Gemini / Moon = Sadge).  Here is another description of Mercury turning Direct.

This period “cleaning up from the Retrograde” will continue AT LEAST until Saturday or Sunday. For some (many?) the effects of the Mercury Retrograde Period will be felt until July 4th or 5th. After that holiday, time to move “full steam ahead.” In this period, some interesting surprises are to be expected. Cancerians can expect at least a little relief in the form of a bit of unexpected cash from a possibly forgotten source.

Expect a longer entry about this station, along with some discussion of Sun-Pluto Opposition on Friday and the Mars-Neptune Opposition on Saturday. These conflicts pit the strong, direct personality against the powerful personality of hidden secrets as well as the high energy and possible violent personality against the poetic illusionist. Won’t children born on these dates be “interesting”?

Sun-Pluto will especially affect Gemini-Sadge (and, to a lesser degree, Virgo-Pisces), and Mars-Neptune will affect Leo-Aquarius (and, to a lesser degree, Taurus-Scorpio). We’ll dig a little deeper in the next post.

Please check back by Wednesday Evening or Thursday Morning about suggestions regarding how to navigate the period through Monday, June 23, 2008. Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel.

Weekend of Friday, June 13th, 2008 through Wednesday June 18th

June 12, 2008 at 12:27 am | Posted in Holidays, Lunations, Predictions, Retrogrades, Weekends | Comments Off on Weekend of Friday, June 13th, 2008 through Wednesday June 18th
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Father’s Day Weekend, 2008

Friday is Friday the 13th, and you should celebrate it! Really! A fun time awaits you.

In North America, the workday is absorbed by a void moon in Libra. (UK and Europeans will only experience this in the morning of their 8a to 5p workday. If you are in UK or Europe, please adjust your times.) Officially, by consensus of most astrologers, the moon v/c is a time to “lay low.” Based on my experiences, I agree. (I wish I had recorded these experiences so that I would have at least some form of empirical data to back me up.) Other interpretations say that voids are a great time to clean out and throw away. Still others say it is a spiritual time, a time to center yourself. All of these interpretations can be simultaneously true.

Moon v/c Friday the 13th of June

Many people consider Friday the 13th to be unlucky. For most people, that simply will not be true today. The Moon v/c is considered a tough time, too, as described above. But, I’d be willing to be this void is a little different and this “Friday the 13th” is even more different. The morning will be interesting, be assured of that.

Carrying the theme from most of the week, this is a time time when the Moon, Venus, and Jupiter are “best aligned” to form a Grand Trine. This blog isn’t named “Grand Trines” by accident. This kind of thing tends to be a “fun time,” and (if you can muster the motivation) can be a time of lasting accomplishment. Void are specifically NOT associated with “lasting accomplishment”; the void is historically interpreted as “nothing will come of this.” But, I bet this void is an exception.

This is THE time to persuade people with beautiful words and beautiful images. This may be the best luck you have on any day, including Fridays 13. If you are a writer or artist, you might do some of the best work of YOUR ENTIRE LIFE this day, particularly in the morning. And, once the moon moves into Scorpio, the energy will change into a powerful sexual and romantic evening.

Evening of Friday the 13th of June and Saturday the 14th

THIS *IS* the hot “Date Night” of the summer, and maybe the year. Commitments made this evening may be overly optimistic, but both sides will feel a strong sense of commitment. Don’t go out with anyone you wouldn’t want to marry. As mentioned before, Saturday presents the beginning of a time of revisiting the previous period dating back to “about” 1990. Some spillover from Friday is inevitable, and it will be viewed in terms of this past period. If you are young, and fell for someone Friday night, this could represent a HUGE turning point for you. The rest of us might experience that, too. Others (probably including myself) may take this time to envision how they would LIKE for things to be. This is a good time to decide “who you want to be when you grow up” even if you are in your 80’s or 90’s or beyond.

Sunday Morning: Avoid the Fight

Sunday morning may face resurrection of old issues and anger surfacing. The Moon (Scorpio) activates an opposition between Mars (Leo) and Chiron (Aquarius). This could be a time of the CLASSIC argument between the young Daughter (Moon) and her Father (Mars in Leo) about that new young man. Of course, the genders aren’t set in stone, but that is the image that comes to mind. What is curious is who will be “Chiron” in this situation. Probably NOT Mom unless she is a healer (Nurse or Physician or similar). Could be a sibling, but probably will either be a grandparent or close friend of the family. Some people will drink or use drugs this weekend, and Sunday morning will be the breaking point that puts them in treatment. Sunday evening will lead to a truce of some kind that will be characterized by another void (means it won’t last) and inconjuncts (either false hopes or tough decisions).

Monday: Resolution of the Conflict

Monday brings an odd kind of resolution. Alcoholics or those mentally ill may enter the hospital without incident, if they weren’t taken by force on Sunday. Mars opposition Chiron during the night sets up some tough lessons or issues regarding healing. Some will have had accidents over this weekend, and Monday will be like waking up. A few will have had some severe accidents, and they’ll “wake up” Monday to see that the arm or leg really is gone. Others will have a court day on this day. Those who followed the path of romance will have some kind of interaction with either someone foreign or in education or possibly the court system. The key person will probably be female, and possibly a bit “Matronly.” They’ll have advice, and it’ll be tough, but it better be heeded carefully.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The energy of Monday continues with commentary from Mercury, Chiron, and Mars. A good day to both take action and watch your temper. What you say today makes a big difference.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, Full Moon

Wednesday brings a culmination of the events of Monday and Tuesday. The Moon is full, and some of the young lovers will elope. If you ARE going to elope, please do so by Tuesday evening. By Wednesday afternoon, the Moon wanes and this will disfavor your new marriage. Others will be compelled to “right action,” and they will try to repair any damage that occurred over the weekend, particularly on Sunday morning. A few will want to “check out of treatment.” Family members who comply, who “enable” them, will make a mistake if they go along with this. The waxing moon will make the situation much worse. Financial sectors may receive some good news to ameliorate the bad news of the weekend and Monday. For others, the Full Moon coupled with Venus opposite Pluto will experience another highly charged, probably highly sexual, encounter this evening. The Labor and Delivery rooms will be full “about” 270 days from this date.

Wednesday after the Full Moon, and Beyond

Wednesday Afternoon: after the full moon circa Noon, the moon conjuncts Pluto and both are opposite Venus as well as the Sun. If you want to patch up things from Friday/Sunday, this is the time to do it. Once the window is past, recovery from the injury is difficult. Don’t procrastinate on this. And, be clear. Being coy or depending on innuendo will NOT be the right thing to do under these circumstances. Lay your cards on the table or walk away from the game.

This is also good day, after the full moon, to either start a diet or make the necessary preparations to get started. Pay bills with an eye to eliminating debt. Some delays in these matters may occur because Thursday June 19th Mercury “Goes Direct” Mercury changes direction on Thursday. It moves forward again, but slowly. So, starting Wednesday, try not to “push anything through.” Even with your launch on Monday or Tuesday, you shouldn’t start “pushing” until (at the very earliest) Saturday. Some time next week is probably better, as long as you aren’t trying to “grow” it. If you MUST make purchases, try to defer them until at least Saturday or the following week. Chances are that you’ll get lower prices.

Predictions by Sign from Friday June 13th through Wednesday June 18th

Key things to note for everyone: an “interesting” void Friday morning; very romantic Friday night for many; a time to either do artistic things at home or go to the movies Saturday (but NOT major purchases); Sunday: avoid the fight; Monday: a bit of difficulty left from Sunday then resolution; Tuesday: Full Moon is a good time to act for some and bad for others; Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday: lay low because MERCURY IS CHANGING DIRECTIONS and Friday is mostly void.


You’re too hot to handle Friday morning. Opposing forces make you more determined, and you SHOULD push through. Don’t sign any contracts, yet. Just know that you can get what you want. Friday night could be a little uncomfortable, despite what was said above. Saturday could prove to be an exceptionally “lucky” day for you. Sunday, try not to be involved in any spats unless you have to. But, if you are a Dad or Head of the Family, you’ll tend to win them if you are in them. Monday also favors you, but will still be a tough day, as described above. Tuesday is one of the more powerful days of the year for you. Your sun will Grand Trine the Moon and Mars. You’ll want to hang out and be lazy, but this is a day where you can really “get things done” and what you do will tend to have a lasting impact. Rest, if possible, starting Wednesday afternoon.


Avoid “deals” that are presented Friday morning. Chances are good that they are scams.

Friday evening will be good to you, and you may be faced with an important decision. The call for romance for Taurus will be very strong now. Even if conflict emerges over the weekend, you’ll be able to get jump started the relationship with your new sweetheart on Wednesday. Try giving that new special someone a call Wednesday morning. *IF* Friday really doesn’t work out, then you may meet someone who DOES turn your head on Wednesday morning. Do make certain you are in touch by Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning.

Re-evaluate long term goals on Saturday. You really do need to know where you stand.

Sunday: avoid the fights iv possible. If you get drawn into them, they can become truly explosive. Monday is very weird for you. You can get certain things done, but they must involve order and organization. Avoid “fly by night” schemes and anything that smacks of “multi-level marketing.” Tuesday and Wednesday aren’t the best days for you. Avoid extravagant purchses, particularly of intangible things such as software. You’ll almost certainly be disappointed. Creation of debt is a VERY bad idea at this time. Next Thursday & Friday things are a little better for you.


This is your time, all of it, unless you drink or drug. If you DO drink & drug, then you may have an event that FINALLY gets you sober. Try not to be physically injured in the process. Tuesday, you’ll be tempted to leave the hospital if you are in one. Don’t. If you do NOT drink & drug, then this is YOUR time. That is, this is *THE* best days of the year for you. Decide what you want, and take steps to put it in motion. As with other signs, avoid the Sunday morning altercation. Whatever you plan to launch, launch by Tuesday evening. You may not believe this, or see it, but the window to effectively launch your project, or some key piece of it (if it is already underway), will close by Noon (Dallas Time, aka “Central”) of Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will prove disastrous for your Big Launch. Do it by Tuesday, or not at all. Also, if you have NOT had your birthday by Monday, you should wait until next week at the earliest. Some of you, those who have not yet had your birthday, may be tempted by a project you should NOT take on. But, if you’ve had your birthday this year, then DO IT NOW! Also: you need to read Sagittarius, below.


Where do I begin? You are probably in your twelve house. Not many things favor you at this time, so YOU should AVOID action. Planning and visualization should be your strategy. Let others play out their dramas, and don’t intervene unless you must. This is a good time for some of you to get sober. Others will have to help family members, but avoid “enabling” them. If you DO meet the “love of your life” at this time, avoid major commitments until your birthday.

If you are female, DEFINITELY avoid becoming pregnant, or risky sex of any kind, at this time. You WILL be tempted by someone, count on it! If it isn’t risky sex, then avoid other temptations of the “Traveling Salesman.” Also: plesae read Capricorn. Some of that will apply to you as well.

Try to avoid the fight Sunday. I think you can stay out of it unless you are either the Father or the “Head of Household.” If you must join, then KNOW where you stand. You’ll know by doing what the other signs should do as well: think about your hopes and dreams on Saturday and reduce them to written words on paper.

Okay, that all sounds a bit too “gloom and doom.” Venus will move in to support you starting Wednesday. She’s very much “in your corner,” but what does that mean? Maybe you’ll have support from a woman who enters your life, possible a rather beautiful lady. If you are a single guy, this new person may be what has been missing in your life. If you are a lady, this new woman may be the Fairy Godmother who transforms you into a princess. Others will receive financial support; still others will find that either a Taurus or Libra moves into to help (especially a Taurus, but possibly a Libra). Expect help in terms of love or money or both. Could also be in the form of improved health. You might actually find advantage during the difficult period of the Mercury Direct Station.

So, keep you chin up. Things will improve.


This is a good time for you, with the caveats described above. Remember, YOUR solar 12th house will apply some time on or after June 21st until the time of your birthday. So, avoid making commitments NOW that require completion THEN. Taking a course in summer school might be okay, especially if it involves writing, art or poety. Computer programming & web design (especially web design) might work for some of you. As mentioned, avoid the fight Sunday morning if you can. Some of you will not be able to avoid it, and you’ll find yourself getting far more angry than you should. If that happens, you may need to exit and “blow off steam” in some safe place (probably devoid of other people). Don’t do anything rash at this time. As with Gemini, Monday and Tuesday are “power days” for you. Just remember to avoid starting something now that completes between the period delineated by your birthday and a month before your birthday. But, Monday and Tuesday ARE “power days” for you.


You look a LOT like Taurus. (Read Taurus). Friday night is particularly good for you. The Scorpio Moon will favor you, or lead you to appropriately favor or support someone, and the Gemini Sun will stir you to action. This is a good time to help others, if you are so inclined. If you are a paramedic, then you’ll be busy tonight. As described above, Saturday is a time of reflection for you, but useful things can be done, too. As with others, this is a good time for a movie, but not a good time for major purchases. Take WRITTEN notes on any ideas that come to you Friday/Saturday. You’ll need them Monday & Tuesday. Like everyone else, avoid the fight Sunday morning. You’ll be tempted to take the side of the “Leo figure” (maybe an acutal Leo, but for sure the Father, Head of Family) as they are a sort of natural ally to them. The argument of the Scorpio (maybe the daughter or mother, particularly if they are normally a quiet person) will be appealing to you, and you may not be able to avoid contributing to their side of the argument. You’ll have to pick one side, but be careful about alienating the “Leo figure.” The Chironic person (friend of the family, physician) will confuse you, unless you yourself are that Chironic person (and you are a very good candidate for that job. Do you want it?) Monday & Tuesday will tend to stir you to action but be frustrating. Keep in mind what happened Friday & Saturday. Your written notes from those days will guide you.


You’d like to have everybody get along, but you may not be able to avoid the temptation to take advantage of the situations (and dramas) that will come to pass in this period. Be careful Friday morning. You can make BRILLIANT presentations, but you should be careful regarding any changes to the script. DO NOT DEVIATE FROM THE PLAN, whatever it is. Otherwise, you’ll do GREAT Friday morning. A good time for the artists & writers among you. The rest of the time, you are “everyman.” This is one weekend where you can play just about any role you want to; choose wisely. Avoid the Sunday morning fight if possible (read the other predictions). If you *DO* get involved, your strongest choice will be to support, or BE, the “Leo figure” (read Virgo, above). Unlike Virgo, you can do quite a bit of damage to the Scorpio, if that is your intent. You can also do a lot of damage if it is NOT your intent, so be careful. Monday and Tuesday: read Gemini and Leo. This is a power time for you, too. Lay low Wednesday and Thursday.


If you are like many scorpios, you’ve read the other signs to see what they are up to. You are educated now. You know that Friday night will provide you with POWERFUL experiences. They’ll PROBABLY be “positive,” but they DEFINITELY will be powerful. You probably CANNOT avoid the fight Sunday morning, but that is okay for most of you because most of you tend to fight anyway. Just realize that the odds are not with you in this battle, unless it is about you “falling in love” or going on a date Friday night. If so, stand your ground. You might lose this battle and yet win the war. You MUST know if what you want is really worth it. That means you need to have DEEPLY thought about it, and maybe written about it, on Saturday. If you anticipate the battle, you may fare much better. You might even “win” if the others are unprepared. Monday is hard, but it might favor you. Monday and Tuesday aren’t easy days for you, but they COULD bring you financial gain. They can bring loss, too, so avoid spending & credit cards. Avoid any significant action the rest of the week, though you’ll be tempted to action. One exception, you might get a rather good price on something Thursday or Friday Definitely do not buy it if it involves (a) communications (cell phone, radio, television, walkie-talkie) or (b) transportation (automobile, tractor-trailer, boat, or airplane). Definitley NOT a day to buy a yacht or corporate jet. And, remember, Friday is mostly void. (Usually only good for meditation and “centering” yourself.)


You win. This is your time. (See, also: Gemini) If you are in conflict with a Gemini, though, I’m not sure who wins. So, if posiible, make that Gemini your ally, not your opponent. For Friday morning: Read Libra. It is EXACTLY the same for you. You could sell the proverbial rerigerator to the proverbial Eskimo. (If you don’t know that saying, then Google it. Worth your time.) Unlike Libra, and everyone else for that matter, YOU “might” (remember MIGHT) could improvise Friday morning. Others would be wise to NOT permit you to do this. But, if they aren’t paying attention, you can get away with it. (I hope you are NOT scamming someone.) Friday is a hot “Date Night,” but if that someone is a NEW someone, you might fall for someone who is not “very good for you.” Or, they’ll be an artist or poety or inspire your poetry. (Not just the “poetry in your soul,” but literal poetry or videography (YouTube?) or photography or writing or painting or….) Saturday is like everybody else: introspection and journaling and deciding what you want. Seeing a movie with a friend is good Satruday, too. Sunday: Can you guess? Yep, like everyone else: avoid the fight. Perhaps more than everyone else, you’ll find the fight very disappointing. If you are watching the drama from the sidelines, you’ll just tend to “shake your head.” You’ll think “Why do they keep playing that drama?” You won’t be able to do anything about it. Monday might involve some cleanup, literal or figurative or both, from the weekend. For both Monday and Tuesday: read Gemini. This is YOUR time of the year, too. You’ll get other windows, particularly near your birthday, but for now this is it. Also like everyone else: avoid overeating and overspending. Lay low on Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday if possible.


Most of you will want to watch the drama rather than participate. You are bit like Libra and Taurus, but you are unique (unlike Gemini & Sag, who are JUST LIKE EACH OTHER at this time). Watch out for someone trying to “hornswaggle you” (as we say here in Texas) on Friday morning. I suspect this person might be a Libra or Sagittarius. If you are a Farmer’s Daughter, *DO* avoid the “Traveling Salesmen” of this period. Friday night will be a fun date, to be sure, but make no committments or any “risky activities” (sex, especially). *IF* you are the “teenaged daughter” in the Sunday morning drama, then this could be a very hard weekend for you. *DO* journal on Saturday and *DO NOT* buy ANYthing Saturday unless it is artistic in nature (and, maybe not even then). Go to a movie with your friends. Get perspective. Sunday: avoid the fight. *IF* you are the mother or daugher (or caregiver), you may see a side of you emerge that no one, including yourself, has seen before. You’ll look a *LOT* like Scorpio in this case (read Scorpio). *IF* you are the Father or Head of Family, you might drop into the “Leo Figure” role, but you’ll find it uncomfortable. You’ll probably secretly wish you could be the rebellious teenager instead of the dispenser of discipline. BUT, *NO ONE* (not even a Scorpio) can dispense discipline like a Capricorn, (Well, maybe a Virgo, sometimes.) Monday and Tuesday will provide career or business boosts to you, although they’ll feel a bit uncomfortable. You’ll be HIGHLY TEMPTED to wait till Wednesday, which feels and looks more comfortable. But, *IF* you are going to make something GROW, make it happen either Monday or (better yet) Tuesday. If you must make a significant purchase, though, defer it until the last weekend of the month. Some of you will be in a bit of a bind, because the purchase and the business decision will be linked. Just know that you’ll get a better by waiting til the end of the month.


Read Gemini, Libra, and Sag. Read Leo, too. You can be persuasive Friday morning, but probably not to a Capricorn. Not the best time for a “Board Meeting” for you UNLESS you are presenting WITHOUT having the Board Members “take a vote.” This prediction also applies to the “Tech Sector” of Wall Sreet. Information, research, and presentations, but no buy/sell action. Financial markets in London could be a “little weird” at this time. Certainly some of you will find love Friday evening, as with others. Some of you, though, will spend time with friends and have a few annoyances. Given a choice, this is a much better “Date Night” than “Out with the Friends” night. Some of you may feel the Retrograde of Pluto into Sadge more than others. Again, Tech Sector corporations will look HARD at the past twenty years and decide who they want to be for the next twenty. A big shift to Apple is happening (the artistic side of Friday and Saturday), and don’t be surprised if you see an announcement from Apple Friday, Saturday or Monday. In the alternative, some major corporation(s) may announce intiatives to put Macintoshes on the desktops of their employees. If you aren’t a big corporation, refrain from shopping Saturday and list your hopes and dreams on paper. If you’ve read the other predictions, you know a big fight is coming Sunday morning. You’ll tend to be conveniently on the sidelines, and (unless you are a healthcare professional and this is NOT involving your friends or family), that is where you should probably stay. Some of you will not be able to resist. A few may be wounded (even literally!) as “collateral damage.” This applies to police officers answering domestic disputes at this time. (Be careful if you are a Police Officer.) If you CANNOT resist the fight, remember your job there is to HELP and TEACH. Don’t write any prescriptions unless you have the legal authority to do so. Monday and Tuesday are good to you; this is a Window for you similar to Gemini and Sadge (but stronger for them). A smart strategy would be to let a Gemini or Sadge “run point” and you be the SUPPORT SYSTEM. You’ll be stronger in this role, and you’ll be less likely to “take damage” (as the teenage gamers say) later. ESPECIALLY YOU: Lay low Wednesday and Thursday and Friday. More than other signs, you can expect power outages. Clean house. Take pictures. Avoid commitment, but you might get a spectacular price on something. Do you really need it? (NOT if it is “on credit.”)


Sadge and Gemini have you at a disadvantage, so avoid “taking them on” directly, if at all. Of course, if you have a fair amount of Sadge or Gemini in your chart, you might be able to charge ahead. Friday morning isn’t so great for you. You might even THINK that you are scamming someone, but they’ll be getting you. If you are a con-artist, expect a “sting” from the Police. Pisces is, among other things, about illusions. Today, you’ll be on the wrong end of the stick as far as these go, so just give it up. Pisces is also good at hiding, so hide. That’ll be your strong point at this time. Friday night is MUCH better for you, In fact, so it the rest of the weekend. Like Libra, you become “Everyman” and can play ANY role you want. So, I offer the same advice: CHOOSE WISELY. I’d say avoid the fight, but if you cannot then the Scorpio role is best for you. Based on astrology, I’d say that anyone concerned with terrorists should check the sewers at this time. The Pisces in your security group will be especially gifted at finding the problem this morning. Like Capricorn, if you are drawn into the fight, then you’ll find a Tiger within yourself that you did not know was there. If you are the teenaged daughter, or mother, then Dad may be in trouble.You could win, but probably by your typical indirect strategies of undermining his/their authority. If domestic abouse is present, the abuser will likely be sent to jail if you are present. (Don’t be the abuser, of course.) The Full Moon Monday and Tuesday is a lot like Virgo for you. You may be stirred to action Monday, and surprise those who would take away your freedom from you. BUT, if you are in the hospital, don’t leave. More than anyone else, you’ll both be tempted AND have the ability to do so. Do NOT do that. If you do, you’ll lose your REAL freedom, which is coming to you now through the healing. Better buys are to be had on Thursday and Friday. Next predictions will be (probably) posted on or about Wednesday June 18th or Thursday June 19th.

Intense Romance Week of June 9 through Friday, June 13, 2008

June 9, 2008 at 7:26 pm | Posted in Predictions, Retrogrades | Comments Off on Intense Romance Week of June 9 through Friday, June 13, 2008
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As I write this, Monday is gone. Most of you had a pleasant Monday. Bad days can happen to anyone, individual charts vary, and individual intent varies. I disagree with the astrological notion that any given decision is set in stone. COLLECTIVE decisions, however, are difficult to change. (I believe that it has been done before.)

Alas, much of this week will involve “collective decisions” between a minimum of two people(s).

I’ll summarize the week before I give its details. This will be a week of intense negotiations, possibly conflict, followed by a culmination likely Friday. On a personal level, especially for younger people, this will be personal power struggles, probably at work, followed by some intense romantic or artistic adventure beginning Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. If finances pre-empt romances for you, then the struggles earlier in the week will be intense but give no clear answers (though they may APPEAR to do so). Later in the week, an agreement may be made, but it may need to be changed or fall apart entirely by September 9, 2008.

Political decisions made this week will APPEAR to be good resolutions, but suspect to “falling apart” by “about” September 9th. (If they survive that date, November 26th/27th will be even more “challenging” as the issues are revisited with much greater scrutiny.)

Tuesday looks interesting but not necessarily earth-shaking. Moon trines Jupiter about Noon, Eastern, and that puts them in agreement. Venus trines Chiron later that evening. But, Moon and Jupiter are in earth, and Venus and Chiron are in air. That is, the two GROUPS of planets have “misunderstandings” at best. Who wins?

Earth seems to invariably believe it is right. Air hardly seems to care, preferring the exploration of a dialog rather than a final decision. But, the winners (if there are any) here will be AIR. Why? Because Venus has a longer term orbit than the Moon, and Chiron has a longer term orbit than Jupiter. Earth may seem right at first, maybe evening winning this PARTICULAR day. But, long term events will prove Air to be correct.

What does this mean? If you are a Gemini or Aquarius, or possibly Libra, you might encounter some “challenges” today, but know that you’re probably “right” in your decisions today. Capricorn and Virgo seem to rule this day, perhaps with Taurus, but (if they follow their tendency to be TOO stubborn) they’ll likely be shown to be long term. If you are Earth (Cap, Virg, or Taurus), try to show some flexibility today. If you are Air, don’t give up entirely if things don’t go the way you hope today.

I might add: this could be a day of profound disconnect, or conflict, between the financial sector (earth / water) and either the media (air) or “leadership” (fire) or both.

The rest of us tend to be spectators, but you can bet that the water signs (Cancer, Scorp, & Pisces) will be pulled into the Earth side of the battle in most cases; Fire (Aries, Leo, & Sag) will tend to take the Air side. Realize, also, that this may be an “indirect” battle rather than a face to face confrontation. A void Tuesday evening makes certain that “long term settlements” will either come to nothing or realize an unanticipated result.

Wednesday: This is a day of possible early morning conflicts as the Moon moves into Libra, abandoning any support it made of Virgo. In the financial sector, accounting abandons corporate management in favor of “working out a deal.” In the romance sector, old maids & bachelors need to re-examine the demands they make of human beings fitting their “ideal partner.”

Essentially, a Grand Air trine exists, with Moon in Libra, Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Gemini, and Chiron & Neptune in Aquarius. Earth sign positions become very untenable this day, and water sign positions that overcommitted in their efforts to back Earth will be in trouble, too. Sun inconjuncts Jupiter late in the day leading to false hopes and some very bad business decisions, particularly regarding (over)spending.

Not a good day to buy, but a damned good day to solicit the opinions of others.

Sun-Jupiter-Mars LOOSELY form a yod this day. That means that Earth signs, particularly Cap, will need to decide between acting as a “manager” (Sun) and being a “soldier” in the trenches (Mars). The Gemini Sun also “looks” to Mars in Leo for advice. A decision MUST be made; inaction will be fatal. Just try not to SPEND, if possible.

Thursday: looks a little better but the tendency to overspend is still present. You might want to think about Thursday to help you decide about Wednesday. Thursday brings something unexpected and difficult to plan for. For some, they’ll meet that “right person,” or even BECOME that “right person,” and go on a date Friday evening. The date might possibly be a casual outing with a friend….

You saw something similar happen about six months ago. Unharnessed, or “processed” foolishly, this aspect (Sun Square Uranus) can lead to terrible accidents or explosions. Properly harnessed, this is a GREAT day to use digital media to make music, photography, video, or other forms of communicative art. So, did you have an accident six months ago? Or did you start some great creative work? (If the latter, this is a good day to “wrap it up.”)

Friday: Most of the workday is void with Venus Trine Neptune inside the void. Venus Trine Neptune is a GREAT day to continue to work on that artistic masterpiece. Some people will fall in love, perhaps the most intense romance of their lives. There is no guarantee that the romance will last (it could), but count on being “more in love” than ever before. Some people will see Friday as a relatively pleasant and relaxing day.

Others will be called by the Retrograde motion of Pluto back into Sag. This begins a time, for many, of hard looks at the past fifteen to twenty years. If you are twenty, or younger, look at your life and know that “things” are about to change in a BIG way. If you are forty, or older, know that this is the time to look hard at what you did in the 1990’s, and the last eight years, and decide what it has meant, and where you would like to spend your remaining energies. What do you wish to accomplish?

If you are between twenty and forty, look back to a turning point in your life that happened in the late 1980’s to early 1990’s. You are about to reach another turning point, one that might revisit some aspect of your childhood control issues.

Friday will be VERY “fun” for some, VERY “intense” for others, and a bit of both for many of us. Events started this week, particularly on Thu / Fri / Sat, will reach another important turning point “about” September 9, 2008.


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6/6 void followed by an “August” Moon Weekend

June 5, 2008 at 11:38 pm | Posted in Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on 6/6 void followed by an “August” Moon Weekend
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Some of you wonder what I mean by this title. I mean that the workday of Friday, June 6th 2008 will be spent in a void for most people in North America. Probably applies to South America, too, but I haven’t double checked the calculations.

I’ve noticed that, in my blog stats, that some of my readers “parlez vous francais.” Welcome! I’ll start working on adjusting my English so that it will translate better. Time zones are trickier, but I can tell readers in France and England that the void described above will happen in the evening for you. And, the Leo Moon described below will be a “late night” event. Saturday’s charming Venus-Mercury rendezvous will be Saturday evening. Please remember to adjust for time zones.

Cancerian voids are known for several things. One ancient horary astrologer, probably William Lilly, stated that “the moon performeth, somewhat.” “Things” can be done in the Cancerian void, but they better deal with water, liquids, oceans, mothers, home, oceans, or even the Moon herself. Mostly a good time, a very good time, to be still and center. This is a great day for Moms. Some spills and upsets are bound to occur, but that is part of motherhood. A few family photos taken today might be some of the more memorable ones made.

If you are in Paris or London, maybe this is a good time to visit the “English Channel.”

Cancerian voids have a danger, too. Profound resentments, sometimes lifelong anger, can arise from minor incidents and minor misunderstandings. Please do be on your best behavior. And, if someone is a jerk, ask yourself if it is “really worth it” before you retailiate. A “cooling off period” is a very good idea today. Don’t do something you’ll regret.

In the “I Ching,” water is considered the element of danger. So, if you do play in the water, remember to be safe!

So, have fun, do things Cancerian (safely), and realize that the evening brings a Leo Moon. My understanding is that a Leo Moon is sometimes called an August Moon. (If I am wrong, please someone give me the “correct” definition of this term.) Friday is graced with such a Leo moon.

The early Leo occurs Friday during the afternoon or evening “rush hour” for many people. With Mercury retrograde, and the moon in early Leo, please do be VERY careful in your commute home.

Also, don’t render any opinions based on incomplete facts. People can behave rashly, and this is NOT the time to sign a contract or lease. Consider deferring major purchases until Saturday afternoon. You probably won’t get a lower price, but you might get better colors or features. (Mercury and Venus conjoin, bringing beauty and thought in alignment.)

Later Friday evening, just have fun. This is a good evening to play, and it may be a very romantic night for some people. Take party pics! If you are looking to make a romantic connection, this weekend could be perfect for meeting that new “someone.”

This is 6/6, and while not as “interesting” as 6/6/6 (June 6th of 2006), it is nevertheless an interesting pair of numbers.

I might add, if you must make a purchase during this Mercury Retrograde period, consider making it Saturday afternoon. Some outstanding deals, in terms of quality, may appear this weekend. The merchant has an edge here, so don’t expect bargains. Do realize that some kind of followup with this purchase may be necessary after Mercury goes direct. Make certain batteries are included.

Sunday isn’t quite as benevolent as Saturday afternoon, but isn’t particularly malevolent, either. Mercury and Mars communicate, and that CAN lead to harsh words. But, in this case, with just a small bit of wisdom the energy of this pairing can lead to some kind of essential action. Some people may find this is an especially good day for exercise of some kind.

Also on Sunday, something overdue may be launched or revisited. Right action is very possible here if clear thinking is applied. This might be a good time to work out the details for Father’s Day, next weekend. The moon is void during this period, so try to PLAN the action rather than launching. After sunset on Sunday may be the best time to launch your plan, especially if it involves organizing or cleaning. (Maybe time to get the house ready for holiday plans?)
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