Tags: Astrology, biquintiles, biseptiles, creativity, higher order harmonics, noviles, Quintile Kite, quintiles, septiles, weekends
This weekend is all about Higher Order Harmonics. What are those? We mean these: quintiles, biqunitiles, septiles, biseptiles, triseptiles, and variants on noviles. These are what “Aha!” moments are made of.
Let your mind intentionally daydream this weekend. You can write down solutions to problems you may not have been able to solve. Artists, poets, and musicians can do their best at this time. Here are charts + analysis:
One of the first periods is the few minutes surrounding 9:34 am (localized from Plano and CDT):
The entire weekend is characterized by a series of patterns called “Qunitile Kites.” Set for Plano/CDT, you’ll need to adjust them to your region.
On Saturday afternoon, one of a number of “Quntile Kites” comes into existence. (See, also, Weekend Forecast.)
The Quintile Kite is the tip of a very large “iceberg” of Higher Order Harmonics:
A “trapezoid” of quintiles emerges here, involving Saturn, Mercury, Neptune, and the Moon. A septile is present along with several noviles. (“Much like the number seven, Septiles contain spiritual power and imply the possibility of cosmic intervention.” And, from the same source: “Noviles are related to the nine muses and to the ennead. The novile conveys a somewhat charismatic, transcendental, mystical force, latent karmic details and spiritual growth. Noviles can indicate ceremony and relate to marriage.”)
For the night owls, Saturday at 4:44 am is powerful:
If you can buy a lotto ticket at this time, then this is the time to do it.
Saturday at 8:13, some people will wake up to a new sense of spirituality. They will integrate the recent Full Moon events into their world. This will be a moment of profound serenity for some.
Even greater insights on this same topic emerge by 2213 CDT:
The remainder of the night looks similar, and we awake with answers from Dreams to reduce to tangible form now that the Moon has moved into practical Capricorn on Sunday.
Tags: 2012, 2012 Focused Yod, 8 Scorpio, Astrology, ceres, full moon, FullMoon, Hele, Mercury, mercury retrograde, Predictions, Yod, Yods
First of all, many of us will be impelled to action by the impending conjunction of the retrograde Mercury with the Sun at this time. We will feel that “things” are overdue, and that we must act. A real danger of acting rashly exists here. Act, to be sure, but act wisely.
For the details of this, check the midpoint tree of Mercury on the Wheel and Data page, shown later in this article.
Full Moon Activates the 2012 Solstice Focused Yod
This Taurus Sun / Scorpio Moon Full Moon occurs at 8 Taurus / Scorpio, which is an activating point for the 2012 Solstice Focused Yod. Events that happen on or around this time will tend to have long term consequences, and that is confirmed by the final Saturn / Uranus opposition of that series with Saturn / Uranus in the final degrees of Virgo / Pisces.
Unquestionably this is a signal of some kind for the financial markets, but what kind? Some say a recovery; some say a “Bear Rally.” In this case, the entry of Pluto into Capricorn a year ago signals the beginning of a long period of what might be called “Fiscal Conservatism.” Pluto is related to investigations, and Capricorn is the sign of finances and financial markets. Deep, probing investigations into the financial services industry is, or should be, the norm. The Saturn / Uranus opposition series has been the herald, and the astrological avatar, of the recession. That opposition series also signal a need for evaluation of existing structures (Saturn) and possible change (Uranus).
Hele of Full Moon of April 28th
This Hele appears to be active and important at the time of this Full Moon:
Since Hele is a new pattern, this is difficult to interpret. However, it appears to at least potentially involve the severe anger of betrayal (Pallas) aligned with Venus (Art & Beauty or Finances) in relation to Neptune (Deception), Moon (Full), and Saturn (Authority). An “explosion” (not literal) regarding Goldman-Sachs, Madoff, etc. may be about to “come to a head” today. A pimple appears waiting to be popped.
Venus in a Yod with Ceres and Pluto v. The Full Scorpio Moon
That said, the current economic condition is about as good as it will get. It may or may not have peaked yet, but the exuberance of the preceding twenty years is no longer warranted. The Venus / Cerus inconjunct confirms that some (many) will be irrationally exuberant over the current rally. Venus is also inconunct Ceres, and Ceres and Pluto are conjunct each other.
In fact, Venus is in a Yod with Ceres and Pluto on one side, and the Moon on the other. Ceres / Pluto conjunct could be called the “I want to have my cake and eat it, too” aspect. You cannot have both, but that is exactly what we feel. A decision must be made, based on the conjunction alone. But, Yods emphasize decisions, and we are almost never satisfied with the results (from a hindsight vantage point).
To best understand the energy of this full moon, read about Ceres and Pluto here.
In this case, we must make a decision about decisions. What issue will we focus upon? If we focus upon a Ceres/Pluto viewpoint, then we will be faced with the challenge of “having our cake and eating it too.” If we pick the Moon, then we are picking a Full Moon with the Sun Conjunct Retrograde Mercury. This means that we must double check everything and look at old projects we had discarded. In the end, we will have to balance investigation and intrigue (the Scorpio Moon) with art, beauty, and productivity (Taurus). Investigation is necessary, but investigation (alone) WILL NOT GET THINGS DONE. No matter how we approach things today, if the 2012 Solstice is important, then we will see today (and this week) as a turning point in our lives.
On a more personal note, this is a tough time for anyone who starts a diet. Certainly it CAN be done; Pluto helps but only through pain or traumatic events. The Ceres (giving into the temptation to eat what you want) is far easier and far more pleasant. All that said, here is the Full Moon Chart:
Here is the Wheel and Data Chart replete with Midpoint Trees
Tags: 2010, algol, Astrology, God's fist, June, Mercury, Quintile Kite, quintiles, Thor's Hammer
Now that routine forecasting is on Weekend Forecast, Grand Trines can be devoted to more exotic subjects.
Given the season of havoc that has occurred recently, after Moon CNJ Algol at the time of the Spring Equinox, we will pick up with Mercury CNJ Algol, for 2010, as a topic.
Mercury Conjunct Algol on June 7th
Continuing with the position of the Moon Conjunct Algol at the Vernal Equinox as a topic of interest, Mercury will touch that point a number of times this year. This is a potent activator. The Sun as an activator is a topic for another post; Lunar returns are obvious (but also a topic for another post). Venus is interesting and has been briefly analyzed; upon touching Algol it produced a number of tornadoes in Texas as well as a devastating oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico (the “Deepwater Horizon” catastrophe). Outer planets are an entirely different topic warranting a number of posts.
That said, Mercury is currently retrograde and overdue (pardon the wordplay) for an analysis. For fun, we are looking initially at higher order harmonics: quintile & septile. Here is the chart for Mercury touching Algol on June 7th, focused on higher order harmonics:
Pluto BiQuintiles both the Moon and Mercury providing a sense of urgency here. The mood is one of “we have to get things done.” Powerplays are a certainty; could they lead to disaster? For any willing to speculate on this chart and aspects, the remainder can be addressed in comments.
Outside of the topic of disasters, some people / organizations will be able to accomplish some amazing work in creative areas at this time. But, they would be wise to make safety paramount.
Quintile Kites circa June 7, 2010
This period is active for Quintile Kites. Using June 6th through June 8th for the search period, the first Quintile Kite involves the Ascendant at 8 Scorpio. Though one of many, that chart is representative of the energy. Of course, since the Ascendant is involved, the energy will manifest at different times in different regions. On the East Coast (of the U.S.) it is an hour earlier; on the West Coast two hours later. Here is the chart and the sensitive periods:
Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) for June 7th
Finally, and most interesting, this period is active for the Thor’s Hammer pattern. One occurs immediately (minutes) after Mercury touches the Moon’s Equinox position, and this one directly involves Mercury:
Here are time for Thor’s Hammer during this period (set to CDT / Plano, of course):
Solar Fire Gold Apr 25 2010 Electional Search Results Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Thor’s Hammer)
Search From: Jun 5 2010 11:59 pm
Search To: Jun 8 2010 11:59 pm
Status: Finished – 21 matches
Enters Jun 6 2010 3:00:07 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 3:10:52 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 5:09:40 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 5:23:28 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 9:11:59 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 9:26:47 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 11:03:29 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 11:22:14 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 12:00:51 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 12:17:22 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 3:18:58 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 3:42:01 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 5:58:18 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 5:59:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 6 2010 9:06:29 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 6 2010 9:07:22 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 7 2010 3:18:50 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 7 2010 3:36:04 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 7 2010 11:40:48 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 7 2010 11:59:53 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 7 2010 3:02:51 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 7 2010 3:38:05 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 7 2010 6:13:57 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 7 2010 6:29:18 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 7 2010 7:32:18 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 7 2010 7:51:20 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 7 2010 8:54:25 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 7 2010 9:09:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 0:40:10 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 0:51:17 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 3:17:09 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 3:18:37 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 11:36:37 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 11:55:42 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 3:06:25 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 3:34:08 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 6:09:50 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 6:25:09 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 8:56:24 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 9:11:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 8 2010 10:19:07 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Jun 8 2010 10:23:52 pm (CDT +5:00)
Mercury Touches Algol Contact Points for 2010
Finally, here are the points for all of 2010 where Mercury has aspected 26/10, the point where the Moon was at the time of the Spring Equinox in March:
Solar Fire Gold Apr 25 2010
Electional Search Results
Criteria: FIND (Mer Any Aspect 26°Ta13′)
Search From: Jan 1 2010 0:01 am
Search To: Dec 31 2010 11:59 pm
Status: Finished – 32 matches
Enters Jan 4 2010 11:46:15 pm (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Jan 6 2010 9:17 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 8 2010 3:22 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Jan 22 2010 8:05:25 pm (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Jan 25 2010 5:40:39 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 27 2010 6:11:52 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Feb 1 2010 11:47:08 pm (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Feb 7 2010 9:25:34 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 11 2010 4:30:52 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Feb 23 2010 10:53:54 am (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Feb 27 2010 2:04:05 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 2 2010 0:22:50 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Mar 13 2010 5:17:16 pm (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Mar 15 2010 1:17:31 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Mar 16 2010 7:40:57 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Mar 21 2010 7:42:43 pm (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Mar 23 2010 1:43:12 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Mar 23 2010 7:48:59 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 1 2010 10:12:44 am (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Jun 7 2010 4:54:20 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jun 11 2010 9:33:14 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 29 2010 5:17:53 am (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Jun 30 2010 8:56:14 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 1 2010 1:36:55 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jul 5 2010 7:43:07 pm (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Jul 7 2010 1:18 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 8 2010 7:39:53 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jul 21 2010 0:08:03 am (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Jul 24 2010 11:42:54 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 28 2010 2:34:28 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 27 2010 4:07:42 am (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Oct 1 2010 6:45:30 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 4 2010 3:53:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 8 2010 7:18:48 am (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Oct 9 2010 5:09:17 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 10 2010 1:33:34 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 16 2010 10:15:22 pm (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Oct 18 2010 9:49:36 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 19 2010 7:20:02 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Nov 1 2010 1:24:42 am (CDT +5:00)
 Is Exact Nov 6 2010 6:31:11 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Nov 10 2010 5:18:40 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Nov 25 2010 10:55:13 am (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Nov 27 2010 10:51:57 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 28 2010 5:03:44 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Dec 19 2010 7:35:34 am (CST +6:00)
 Is Exact Dec 21 2010 3:14:07 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 22 2010 6:48:31 am (CST +6:00)
Tags: full moon, FullMoon, opposition, Saturn, trine, Uranus, Venus
Be assured that the previous forecast regarding Venus Square Neptune is still in play. This is the “falling in love” aspect that feels great. BUT, scam artists and other criminals use it to cheat the rest of us that have stars in our eyes. So, read Friday, April 23rd if you have not already.
A new blog is being spun off of this one: Weekend Forecast. If you are a regular visitor here, you should check there on Thursdays or Fridays for a regular weekend forecast.
Getting Things Done
Venus also trines Saturn, and that makes us capable of getting something done. At least some people, particularly women, will be wanting to lose weight (for the Summer?). If you think this is the time to start, you are right. Usually, starting a diet right after a Full Moon is best (Thursday), but you should start today (Saturday/Sunday). The effect could be a powerful and lifelong change.
Cougars and DOM’s (Dirty Old Man)
Also, some “odd” romances could form at this time. Traditionally, this is May/December. In disagreement with the mood of our times, I think that older women (“cougars”) dating younger men is perfectly fine. So is the other way around. That anyone is actually offended by this shows we probably are not so liberated as many claim.
GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender) relationships will blossom or flourish this weekend. Of course, if this applies to you, this may not be as true if you are predominantly fire or air signs, and the same is true for your partner. But, GENERALLY, this is true.
Saturn Opposite Uranus
Saturn Opposes Uranus Monday. Typically nothing happens. Or, so we think. Actually, since Saturn has a 28 year orbit and Uranus has an 84 year orbit. What that really means is that LAST YEAR and NEXT YEAR are like the “evening of the Full Moon.” Basically, the Crash of 2009 is tied to this, and we are not out of the woods yet. But, the actual culmination is Monday. We will continue to feel this at least throughout the summer and probably until the end of the year.
Full Moon April 28
The Full Moon will be the morning of April 28th for most of North America. To be sure, we will write more about this in the next day or two, but the major coloring is what we have described above. Some of the babies born nine months from now will be very, very interesting people, particularly the ones from Cougars and DOM’s, who will accomplish much from the Grand Earth Trine in their conception chart.
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Tags: algol, Neptune, Venus, venus square neptune
“Venus Squares Neptune” is a feel good aspect that tends to leave us in love, even if it is for nothing else but the spring day at hand. This one is for Venus just past Algol, which points out that Neptune is only a few degrees past a separating square from Algol. Said differently, our daydreaming can be quite dangerous.
The worst danger, here, will be “investing” in something or believing something is “sold” which is only illusion. Have a happy day, but do not do anything too serious if you can avoid it.
Saturday is better, a day full of trines. This is also a feel good day, but what you do today could have more permanence.
The offshore drilling rig explosion, the Deepwater Horizon, needs to be added to Algol’s list of casualties. May is tornado month, so do not be surprised if we have a record number of tornadoes, or record severity, this year.
Tags: algol, alice springs, Amsterdam, Bangkok, Brussels, California, Corpus Christi, Europe, Guadalajara, Hobart, Japan, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Mexico City, Oslo, Paris, Phoenix, Sacramento, Solar Map, tokyo, Valencia, Venus, Viet Nam
Venus Touches Algol: USA Map
West Coast Turmoil Expected
California is particularly activated by this event with Sun on the Descendant on Sacramento (possibly indicating an important announcement by the governor or other high profile official). Moon and Mars lines bracket much of the state indicating a call for action, and violence if that call to action is not heeded. California based companies may be in, or enter, signficant disputes. The recent debacle for Apple regarding the lost iPhone may escalate.
Seattle / Portland are similarly affected; Microsoft may find themselves in their own disputes.
Water Disputes in the West
Moving eastward, we see a Mercury line passing through Phoenix. Since Mercury and Mars are square, the most “interesting” disputes may emerge between companies on the West Coast (especially California) and Phoenix. This could manifest as an escalation of an water disputes in that region. (Western Colarado & Arizona, Nevada, and Southern California. Refer to map.)
Danger in Mexico Likely to Escalate
Further eastward, Chiron / Neptune (especially important lately, and astrologically the key activator in the recent West Virginia mine explosion) passes through the midwest, near Eastern Colorado, through the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas into a region between Guadalajara and Mexico City. What this means for these regions is difficult to say, but possibly something along the line of an earthquake, explosion, or airline crash. (Could a volcano suddenly sprout here?)
The Venus line, the most dreaded in this map, passes through the Great Lakes and near Milwaukee & Chicago. Most of Illinois is affected. Missouri and western Arkansas are affected, as the line continues through eastern Texas between Dallas and Houston. The southern coast of Texas (especially near Corpus Christi) is highly affected. This same line passes between Guadalajara and Mexico City, also. Coupled with the Chiron/Neptune line, this indicates that the region between Guadalaja and Mexico City is currently highly dangerous.
Virginia and the Carolinas are likely to benefit from this time. A Jupiter line brings favor especially in areas involving the poetry, music, and the arts in general. Scientists in these areas (Virginia, Research Triangle) may make important discoveries at this time.
However, the corridor from New York to Boston is plagued by the current Saturn/Uranus opposition. A powerful tension between authority and rebellion exists, and the outcomes to the many disputes related to this dynamic are not predictable. We can only predict that we cannot predict. But, authority that survives will be strengthened. In many settings, only the structure, or “bones,” (Saturn = skeleton/bones) will be left. (This is a metaphorical analysis, or so we hope.)
Europe continues to be in predictable turmoil. No astrology or rocket science is needed; the volcano is enough. But, the map signals unrest in Northern Ireland and Scotland. This does not look like violence and probably is just sequelae to the volcano. Birmingham, England is touched by a Mars line which is considerably more dangerous and could signal significant danger.
Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and Valenica are all connected here by a Neptune line but NOT with Chiron nearby (that passes through the UK). What this means is difficult to say. In the low form it can be criminality and cheats but in high form in can benefit poetry, music, and the arts. I suspect that communications between people in this region and Virginia/Carolinas can be particularly “interesting” especially if involving film or video production. Music, photography and other arts are favored as well. However, Neptune often obscures, so this might be just where the volcano cloud is currently worst.
Eastern Europe is highly activated by both Jupiter and Uranus, with the Jupiter line passing through Naples. This is sometimes called the “Lotto” aspects because Jupiter/Uranus is associated with Lotto winnings. But, as Lee Lehman once said (at UAC 98), Jupiter can also cause “spectacular losses.” (Her emphasis is truly lost in the written word.) Jupiter makes things big, and Uranus includes accidents and explosions, so this could be a dangerous region, but dangerous in a very different way from Mexico. (Here the events are likely accidents, but in Mexico likely intentional violence.)
Australia and New Zealand
New Zealand is activated by Chiron and Neptune. This has been discussed earlier, but what particular variety of risk this might bring to NZ is not clear to this astrologer. Best guess is a Tsunami secondary to an earthquake, but could be other events.
Australia has activations at Alice Springs, Melbourne, and Hobart. Hobart is especially activated, and important news should be expected from there. The news will likely be “uncomfortable” but not very unexpected. Some kind of drama unfolding there finally reaches a turning point that could easily garner national attention.
India is most profoundly affected with the Chiron/Neptune line passing near Delhi and thoughout central India. An event that galvanizes the entire nation into action could easily occur today. Whatever it is, it will signal a need for reforms. This kind of event could signal the rise of consumerism and additional consumer protections in India.
Hanoi, and most of Viet Nam, are affected by Pluto, Saturn, and Uranus. In addition to signaling some important aspect of a “changing of the guard,” this could tie this region to the New York/Boston corridor. Old issues related to the Viet Nam conflict may surface for both the United States and Viet Nam. Little danger is expected, but the experiences may seem painful and difficult. Do not be surprised if American GI bodies are found and returned at this time.
Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur are favored by a Jupiter line. They need some relief, and (even though Venus touches Algol is generally very bad) they will get some.
The same is true for Tokyo and Japan. And, Tokyo and Japan will find themselves intricately involved with the dramas in Sacramento, California, and the West (U.S.), mentioned earlier. This could be financial involvement, as Japan collectively decides that it must prevent any further decline in California because of crucial interdependence with California. Although this idea will be challenged on both sides of the Pacific, Japan will decidedly benefit if it follows such as course of action.
Tags: algol, focused yods, God's fist, spring equinox, Thor's Hammer
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
The period from April 16th to April 22nd will be a turning point, as indicated by a prolonged Focused Yod. The Focused Yod requires a decision; one road is chosen and the other no longer available.
A Focused Yod had been in play from April 16th (Friday) until April 19th (Monday, tomorrow). This one is not a series involving Ascendants and Midheaven. In this one, Saturn is opposite Uranus, and the Sun on one side sextiles Neptune and Chiron on the other side. This is a period of crucial decision making, and the impact will be at least a year in length. (This will be a historically important period. A real risk of one or more Coup d’état or revolution(s) is in play.) This also includes “revolutions” in personal relationships. This is an “out with the old and in with the new” period. Should I stay or should I go?
Curiously, the Lunar Return for the recent Spring Equinox occurred during the beginning of this period. (That is, Moon Conjunct Algol.) For those who do not regularly read this blog, Moon Conjunct Algol precisely at the time of the Spring Equinox was the marker for the earthquakes, mine explosions, airplane crashes, and volcanoes of the past month. (For more info, click and read the link.) In the words of Economists, it could be called a “leading indicator.” For you personally, should should take a hard look at what has happened since March 20th. Is this how you want your life to be? Or are you willing to take a risk, maybe a dangerous risk, to try something new?
Or have “things” been too dangerous lately and you believe you should stick close to home?
In this post, we will also consider the chart of Venus touching this sensitive point, the following Moon / Mars Conjunction, and a few patterns in that window. (And, we will consider Sun, Mercury, & Venus touching this point, along with maps, in an upcoming article.) The period of April 21/22 has great potential to be at least as volatile as anything we have seen in the past 30 days. This kind of thing will continue until roughly the middle of May.
That said, here is the chart for the beginning of the Focused Yod period:
Here, too, is the Lunar Return Chart for the recent Spring Equinox:
This Lunar Return chart, with the Moon at Algol, coincides with the beginning of the Focused Yod period of April 16 to April 19. The Moon, Saturn, and Chiron/Neptune form a Triangle (looks like one of the Huber Patterns) of Moon Trine Saturn, Saturn Inconjunct Chiron/Neptune, and Chiron/Neptune Square Moon. This Triangle conveys a sense of urgency combined with confusion peaking at 28/29 Taurus.
Finally, Moon, Mercury, and Venus are in the 8th House of Death & Taxes.
It was a very bad Friday night for a first date.
Having looked at the Lunar Return chart, let us turn to April 21st (also labelled “Lunar Return” by Solar Fire), when Venus touches this same sensitive point (Venus rules Taurus, where Algol is located, so this is important). The quickly following Moon / Mars conjunction appears involved (which is at 9 Leo, possibly interacting with the 8 Scorp / 8 Cap points of the 2012 Winter’s Solstice).
Once a month, the Moon touches Mars. By itself, that is not particularly odd or unusual. But, this conjunction (a potentially violent or dangerous one) occurs within a few hours of Venus touching Algol. A Thor’s Hammer (or God’s Fist) is located on each side of the precise moment of this aspect. (Charts omitted.)
Here is Moon Conjunct Mars, a few hours after Venus precisely touches the Lunar Return point (Algol), April 22nd:
The Thor’s Hammer pattern indicates periods of perceived urgency that are often associated with violence, explosions, and rushing in where others fear to tread. These are times when you should think twice before doing something rash. But, some of you will use this energy to switch to a newer, better, environment. Only you know your situation.
Here are the Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) periods for April 21/22:
Solar Fire Gold Apr 19 2010
Electional Search Results
Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Thor’s Hammer)
Search From: Apr 21 2010 0:00:35 am
Search To: Apr 22 2010 11:59 pm
Status: Finished – 10 matches
Enters Apr 21 2010 0:09:42 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 21 2010 0:14:40 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 21 2010 5:05:55 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 21 2010 5:08:58 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 21 2010 3:11:43 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 21 2010 3:16:31 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 21 2010 6:17:53 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 21 2010 6:38:58 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 21 2010 8:10:01 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 21 2010 8:29:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 21 2010 11:45:24 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 22 2010 0:13:27 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 22 2010 1:34:48 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 22 2010 1:50:20 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 22 2010 4:53:32 am (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 22 2010 5:16:13 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 22 2010 3:07:34 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 22 2010 3:12:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 22 2010 6:14:04 pm (CDT +5:00) Leaves Apr 22 2010 6:35:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
Tags: 2012, focused yods, saturn scorpio pluto capricorn 2012, Solar Map, solstice
Here is a chart for Winter Solstice 2012. It is set local to Plano. Jupiter is highly aspected, which is interesting because the two planets of spirituality are Neptune and Jupiter. The prominent pattern here is a Focused Yod (crucial decisions) involving Jupiter and Venus (in opposition) and Saturn and Pluto (Sextile). For more analysis of patterns, click here.
Here is the 2010 Winter’s Solstice chart, set in Plano TX:
Tags: accidents, algol, Astrology, Double Yod Key, earthquakes, explosions, focused yods, lost objects, Mercury, mercury retrograde, Thor's Hammer, Thor's Hammer key
This Retrograde Station seems to be keeping in the times of earthquakes, airliner crashes, and mine explosions. The Algol Moon of the Spring Equinox seems to have indicated this as well. We see, with this station, a Focused Yod that last several days, through April 19th, a Double Yod Key the hour before the exact moment of the station, and a Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) the hour after the exact moment.
From a personal perspective, this is likely to be a difficult weekend in which old dramas are rehashed and tensions increase as accidents occur. As is always true at this time of year, tragic accidents with teens or college students are almost certain to happen. Please make extra efforts to keep you and yours safe.
Mercury Retrograde in General
Mercury Retrograde has a bad reputation, and it deserves it. It is associated with communications and transportations problems that bring us to a halt or even make us move backward. This particular retrograde lasts until May 11th of this year. That is a little long for a Mercury Retrograde.
Previously this year we had a Mecury Retrograde that started in December of 2009 and concluded January 15th. We will have two more this year: (1) August 20th until September 12th and (2) December 10th until December 29th.
Mercury Retrograde does have uses. The core issue in MR is double checking everything or suffer the consequences. Earthquakes reveal shoddy construction where what was needed was not what was done. Mine explosions elucidate shortcuts in safety that caused lost lives. Airplane crashes likely show similar factors.
Thursday, about 48 hours ago, this astrologer saw a five car pileup on North Central Expressway (NCX) here in Dallas (aka DFW or “the Metroplex”). Transportation (and communication) especially suffers from events such as tailgating in this period.
Besides highlighting what needs to be done, MR also is a period where efforts to retrieve that which was lost may be successful. Frozen projects may be thawed. Items lost in the closet, shed, or garage may be found. This is a very good time to clean and organize and profit from those efforts.
Here is the chart for this MR, followed by specific charts and analysis for the Focused Yod (this is about making crucial decisions).
The Focused Yod
The Focused Yod of this period, which lasts for several days, is likely the most important pattern. This is a period of crucial decision making. Mercury Retrograde here says the we must take the time to slow down and do things write. Familiar with the old saying “there is never enough time to do things right but always enough time to do things over”? Here, we are having to do things over. And, if we do not get it right this time, we will probably revisit again, and again. The next to “opportunities” to get it right are late August and mid December. Probably best to get it right, now.
This Focused Yod has Saturn (authority) in one of many of a series of oppositions to Uranus. The issues here are large scale and will be revisited in years to come. But this period, the next few days, will be seen in history as a turning point in this conflict between old authority and new revolutionary (but sometimes a bit “nuts”) ideas. Neptune and Chiron suggest insights blended with confusion on one side of the decisions. The Sun, which is management and authority (neither new nor old) is on the other side. Traditionally, that which is today represented by Uranus (Prometheus) was represented by Saturn as well. Saturn was viewed as most distant from the Sun, and “opposite” as Aquarius (Uranus) from Leo (Sun).
So, here, a “good” decision is possible that does not heal the problem. We will all like it, but the solution will not be nearly as long lasting as the problem. This is solution found in the Sun (one year orbit) will not last as long as the problem(s) (Saturn, 28 year orbit, opposite Uranus, 84 year orbit). Worthy of note: the orbit of Uranus is a multiple of three of that of Saturn. Every time Uranus returns to a particular place, Saturn has orbited three times. In a sense, this means Uranus ultimately “wins” over Saturn. Change is the only constant.
The other decision, Neptune and Chiron, also LOOKS good but takes us through a time of murky unclear difficulty in which insights gained will teach us what we need to know to resolve the problem in question.
In any case, we will be unhappy (quincunx, always) and look back longingly at the ‘road not taken’ during this crucial period. Here is the chart:
Double Yod Key
Double Yod Keys are generally considered to be a new construct in astrology. As such, they are not fully understood. (What pattern is?) From recent experience, DYK’s appear to indicate multiple decisions and multiple events. DYK’s are associated with three decisions (at least). But, also, recently, DYK’s occurred with the triple categories of events of (1) earthquakes, (2) accidents (airplane, mine, & other), and (3) explosions (mine, terrorists, etc.). Everything comes in threes, right? Here is the chart of the DYK just before the precise moment of the Mercury Retrograde Station:
Note that the Ascendant is one of the four points, and it is at 25 Scorpio and continues in aspect until the Ascendant enters Sadge. Almost certainly this point of 25 Scorpio (opposite Algol at 26 Taurus) is a harbinger of additional ill-fate.
Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist)
This Retrograde Station has a Thor’s Hammer about an hour after the station. It is yet another punctuation mark that the earthquakes, accidents, and explosions may not be over yet. They could easily continue as Sun, Mercury, and Venus move past Algol (through May). Here is the chart.
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Tags: Quintile Kite
You may recall that Quintile Kite periods are associated with creative problem solving and breakthroughs. These very SHORT periods are good for putting you thinking cap on and solving a particular problem. That said, here is the list (Generated by SolarFire 7.22):
Solar Fire Gold Apr 14 2010
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