Stellia of March 25, 2012

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | Comments Off on Stellia of March 25, 2012
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PAT shows an interesting configuration of two pair of stellia for March 25th. One stellium is part of a grand trine involving Mars and Pluto. The stellium of 3 includes Moon, Jupiter, & Venus (all tend to be considered benefic). Mars and Pluto are highly malefic. What can this mean?

At this time, Sun, Mercury (retrograde) and Uranus form a stellium of 3, and they are part of a “Huber Learning Triangle” with Pluto square to the group and Mars inconjunct (quincunx). Again, what can this mean? And, though each of the stellia are not directly connected, both are connected by their relationships to Mars and Pluto.

Would love to hear from other astrologers regarding how to interpret this (preferably BEFORE the date has passed).

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Exploring further, we find interesting a chart for Moon Trine Pluto on March 25th (earlier than the PAT chart) at about Noon (Plano time).  (The remainder of the analysis is done using SolarFire.)

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If all these patterns are going to lead to something interesting, this chart could narrow down when (and where).  Using this chart as a basis, here are a few maps.  (Caveat: these maps are based on Moon Trine Pluto.  The entire set of patterns is very complex, and this pick of chart to base the maps upon could be totally wrong.  This is just a “best guess.”)

United States Map

The U.S. map is interesting.  California (all of it) is affected by a node (karma) line.  Texas, particularly San Antonio, and Mexico City are affected by a Mars (violence) line.  (Sigh, that’s MY neighborhood!)  And, most interesting of all, the corridor from New York to Boston is covered by two lines: the lines of the Sun and Uranus (part of the stellium with Mercury).  Finally, a southern part of South Carolina, not too far from Atlanta, has an intersection of a Mercury and Pluto line.

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Europe and the United Kingdom

The map for the UK and Europe does not show any lines on the UK at the moment of this particular aspect.  Most of Western Europe appears unaffected, except Munich which could expected some surprises.  A Uranus line (descendant) affects Stockholm.  Generally, Eastern Europe is influenced by this time by Uranus, Sun, and Pluto.  Frankly, these bring difficulty.  Warsaw, Krakow, and Sarajevo look like they might experience periods of unrest.

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The cross of Mars (violence) and the Node (karma) in Sri Lanka is hard to miss.  Maybe this will just be a good time to be an athlete there, but there could be some unrest.

The region from east of Tehran to Northwestern India, including Pakistan, appears to benefit from this period.  Neptune touches Delhi, and both Neptune and Chiron lines dominate India at the time of this aspect.  This signals some kind of healing for India (but, also, a risk of confusion).  Uranus and Sun lines touch Hanoi and Jakarta, and some challenges could be expected there.  The interior of China is affected by these lines, as well as a Mercury (communication) line.  Pluto and Saturn lines cross about halfway between Beijing and Tokyo.  Exactly what this means for China / Japan relations is not clear, but those two planets can be most challenging.

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Australia and New Zealand

Apparently Western Australia has been experiencing some difficulties, and the Saturn line precisely on top of a border signals increasing strife regarding the issue of that border.  The remainder of the country does well, and the eastern coast (Canberra, Sydney) does particularly well with a Venus line passing through that region.  With a Moon line passing through Adelaide, a bit of thought about “what things really mean” is happening there.  Regarding any regional conflicts that might be occurring, Adelaide really desires peace and reconciliation, a united Australia, at this time.  Also note, the Pacific Rim countries due north of the relative cities will experience these same energies.  New Zealand, particularly southern New Zealand, is dealing with karmic issues (revisit the past).

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One final note: far northern areas, such as Alaska, do not generate interpretable maps (too many lines converge).

The March 28th Double Yod

March 22, 2012 at 12:00 am | Posted in Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | Comments Off on The March 28th Double Yod
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Using a new tool, PAT, the following pattern showed in a search (with that tool):

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This looks like another “exciting” period.  Below, I include a table generated by that same software for the planets / aspects associated with that chart.

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This way of seeing the data is a bit different from before, as it delineates short term from long term aspects.  This is another day with quite a bit of potential.  If it is not potential for things that go boom, it is at least potential for DECISIONS that go boom (and have long term repercussions).

The following chart is only local to Plano, but it illustrates just how “interesting” this period is.  In the chart, a grand quintile briefly appears (the ascendant and midheaven are part of the pattern here, so it is ephemeral and probably not applicable to other parts of the planet).  7th order harmonics are also present.  Similar charts probably emerge in other geographies, +/- 24 hours.  (This is a GREAT time for creative problem solving, but the 7th order harmonics hint that some karma may need to be processed.  This is particularly true for the Jupiter/Node BiSeptile.)

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For those of you who like plain English, you may be wondering what all / any of this means.  In simple terms, this Spring has flavorings (so to speak) similar to the mining accidents, BP Oil Spill, and Nuclear Tsunami of the recent past springs.

Regardless of where you live, during the period of these few days, 4p and 10:36p will have a large amount of energy (Thor’s Hammer aspects).  Actually, a number of Thor’s Hammers appear during this period, but those two (22 Leo & 15 Virgo) stand out.

Maybe we will get lucky, and this will simply be a rather intellectually stimulating period.  But, in any case, put your seat belts on and hold tight!

The Promethean New Moon of 2012

March 19, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Posted in Lunations, Patterns, Predictions | 2 Comments
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The Promethean New Moon of 2012

This New Moon is as Uranian as they come.  With the midpoint of the New Moon precisely located between Retrograde Mercury (overdue events, running late, and sometime accidents) and Uranus (aka Prometheus, the bringer of light, discoveries, and sometimes ‘accidents’), how can any NM be more Uranian?

An extremely cursory (brief) search of the internet yielded plenty of names for Full Moons but none for the new ones.

This New Moon deserves its own special name: the Promethean Moon of 2012.

Here is the basic chart of the New Moon of March 22nd of 2012:

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Aspect Grid

Looking at that NM chart may not show the power that will present itself on March 22nd of 2012.  So, if you can read aspects, consider the Aspect Grid (shown above).  (And, if you cannot, just consider that this grid is composed almost entirely of two symbols: conjunction symbols and trine symbols.)


Each conjunction is a CONCENTRATION OF ENERGY.  Here, it is in Aries (energy, vitality, violence, & war), and involves Uranus, Mercury (retrograde), and the Sun/Moon as a New Moon.  The conjunctions, in the Aspect Grid, are the circles with the lines sticking out of them.  This many of them together does not happen very often.  And, the little triangles mean that the effects of any event at this time tends to be very long lasting.  AND, this new moon is only two days after the Spring Equinox of 2012.

March 22nd

March 22nd is associated with a few interesting historical events:  the Jamestown massacre of 1622, the British Parliament passes the Stamp Act (setting in motion the American Revolution), Intel ships the first Pentium chips and (in 2009) Mount Redoubt (a volcano) begins erupting.  It is a good day to be the Promethean New Moon.

United States Map

The United States map is particularly interesting, since this Promethean New Moon rises off the coast of earthquake prone California.  We may not see the quake at the time of the NM, but do not be surprised if we see one, a really significant one, between the time of the Vernal Equinox and the Autumnal Equinox.  Why such a large range?  The answer is that the range is so large because of a number of other interesting events, particularly the Summer Solstice of this year (which is tied to ANOTHER New Moon).

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Australian Map

Here is the Australian Map of the Promethean New Moon:

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European & UK Map

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With the Promethean Moon on the Descendant in the Middle East, we can expect an “active” spring in that region.

Sun-Mars-Saturn Yod of March 23rd

Consider the following chart (with a Sun-Mars-Saturn Yod).  (Note that it is not JUST the Sun aspecting Mars & Saturn, nearby Uranus & Retrograde Mercury are really part of that pattern, too.)

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For those of you familiar with the uncertainty of Yods, this looks interesting so soon after the New Moon.  One more map, this time of the Yod.  Note that the Uranus line is practically on top of Sacramento / San Francisco.

US Map of Mar 23 Sun-Mars-Saturn Yod, Uranus line on Coast of California

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Am I predicting an Earthquake in California this Spring?  Let’s just say that I do not plan on vacationing there this spring or summer.  One more disturbing note, a similar set of lines is just east of Tokyo at this time.

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First Day of Spring: Vernal Equinox 2012

March 12, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Posted in Astrology, Lunations, Predictions | 7 Comments
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The Vernal Equinox of 2012 is at hand. 

Here is the basic chart, set in Plano. 

If you are planning a celebration, and you are in the Western Hemisphere, hold it on the evening of the 19th (or perhaps the 18th).  However, avoid significant actions to launch new projects until the New Moon of the 22nd.  The weekend following the 22nd will herald the true beginning of Spring for many. 

I recommend closing all “old business” by the 18th, using the remaining period until Friday the 23rd as a “week off” (expect unexpected changes due to strong influence of the Uranus / Pluto square), and have fun the following weekend.  (That would be a great weekend for marriage proposals.)

If you would like a list of Moon Phases for both 2012 and 2013, try here:

From that list, we note that August of 2012 has a Blue Moon on August 31st.

Using this source:  We note that the already spectacular Full Moon of May 6th will be accompanied by a meteor shower to the east, in the constellation of Aquarius.  Perhaps this is another good time for a celebration.

From that same source, we observe that the Summer’s Solstice this year will immediately FOLLOW a New Moon.  This will be another interesting time.

Vernal Equinox 2012 Maps

United States

With Mars at Midheaven in Southern Mexico, here in Plano, and north through Chicago, we can expect an “interesting” Spring along that line.  Great for athletics but also associated with acts of violence.  The Western U.S., and especially Northwestern Mexico, received a benevolent gift of some kind via the Venus & Jupiter (in Taurus) lines.

The East Coast is highly activated, and Uranus is touching Boston.  We expect really smart people there (Cambridge?) doing really smart things, possibly accidents, and a very good chance of both.  A combination of the Node (fate) and several other lines occurs west of Montreal, and we expect Canadians to see some powerful event or culmination of a problem in that region this Spring.  Finally, all of Appalachia this spring will be touched by the Node line, which passes directly through Atlanta and through the “panhandle” of Western Florida (aka “The Emerald Coast”).  The problems of the poor and disenfranchised in this region can no longer be ignored, and we may see some kind of followup to the mining explosion of 2010 (mentioned elsewhere on this blog) that was eclipsed by the BP Oil spill.

Both of those accidents highlight not only abuses, but an abusive way of thinking, among those who occupy positions of power in corporate America.  With Uranus square Pluto for the next few YEARS, expected reversals of fortune that force better behavior on behalf of the poor and disenfranchised in this region.

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Mostly good news for Australia: Melbourne is HIGHLY favored at this time by a Venus at Midheaven.  This is a good place to be at this time; overall, favorable things are happening & will be happening.  On a less pleasant note, Darwin has a Saturn line passing nearby, and this bodes for a period of austerity.  The exact nature is unclear, but this could be further economic contraction.  Whatever remains after this period will be a very strong Darwin focused on the most important principles.  At first blush, Perth does not have any activity.  However, it is roughly at the midpoint between the Pluto and Uranus lines.  Recall, if you will, that this aspect has been described as the “reversal of fortunes” aspect.  Some wealthy will lose their money, and some poor will have newfound fortune.

Finally, New Zealand is so highly activated that I am not sure what to say.  Something tells me that something involving outsiders, not from NZ, is cooking and that it will be very big.  Node, Moon, Neptune, and Chiron all pass through NZ, and they are currently associated with things Piscean.  Issues involving certain arts (music and poetry) and religion could be very big there.  An island to the Northeast has a Mars line passing through it, and it may experience some of the same issues of potential violence (or great athletic performance) as other areas with Mars lines.  Refer to map, below.

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That is it for now.  Hope the Venus/Jupiter conjunction of March 14th fares /fared you well.

Update: The VE is almost here, so I am adding a few last minute maps.  First: Asia.


Note the Sun MC chart line going near Hanoi, Bangkokh, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta.  The impact of this particular VE will be particularly powerful for these cities and the region between them (all are on one side or the other of the Sun MC).

The North Node (Karmic) Line is all along the Western Coast of India, indicating some kind of working off of Karma there.  The line is almost on top of Bombay.

A Pluto line also comes near Hanoi, indicating some kind of challenge there.  Based on Pluto’s position in Capricorn, and what it did upon its entry into Capricorn in 2008 (financial crash), I bet Hanoi may especially feel any kind of financial problems that may be currently occurring.  Here is the map.

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United Kingdom

Sometimes I just use the Europe map to cover the UK as well, but this time I thought a separate map was appropos.  Note the Neptune Ascendant line through the Channel.  Not sure what this means, but Neptune has a way of sweeping things away.  My guess is that, if they are not showing already, something like signs of dangerous erosion to the infrastructure related to Channel traffice will come to light or SHOULD come to light.  This might even have a more metaphorical meaning, as England and France are forced to somehow re-define their very long term and very old relationship.  Look to what was happening 240 years ago, roughly (the U.S. Revolution?), and you might find the answer.

Chiron’s line touches Glasgow, and this means that Scotland is working on some kind of healing.  My guess is that it is financial but it may be more literal.  Could be an outbreak of some kind, perhaps a late season influenza or something like that.  Given that most of the UK is between the Neptune and Chiron lines, public health may be very much in the public eye, and the time of an overhaul of some kind may be at hand.

On a less favorable note, the Moon line goes through Dublin, Ireland (not to be confused with Dublin, Texas) and Lisbon, Portugal.  Since the Moon is in Pisces, and Pisces rules debt, this could be a bit unfavorable.  However, the Moon is very old and shrinking fast, so maybe this is a chance for resolution of debt issues in these places.  One way or the other, this Spring will be seen as a crucial turning point regarding these debt issues.

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The European map is complex, and only the most cursory analysis is offered here.  Perhaps another astrologer can explore this map in more depth.  (Jude, are you reading this?)  As mentioned earlier, Moon in Pisces (debt) touches Dublin & Lisbon, and Neptune (debt) goes straight through Madrid.  (Neptune, Pisces, and the 12th house are all equivalents, being planet, sign, and house representations of the same things.)  My (sad and gloomy) interpretation is that the European debt problems will worsen this (astrological, VE to VE) year.

The Mars line goes through or near Kobenhaven, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Marseilles, and Algiers.  Mars is the energy to act.  In its high form, it is athletic achievements or at least the ability to get things done.  In low form, and it has a propensity to take the low form, it is violence and war.  Do not be surprised to see riots in any of these cities, possibly related to financial issues.  Notably, Mars is in Virgo, which tends to ameliorate its effects.  Since Virgo rules healthcare, the energy could be plowed into healthcare.  And, Virgo (being opposite Pisces) also relates to debt.  So, this confirms a possible response to the debt issue.  The Pisces-Virgo axis is about the balance between work and play, so some may have a perception that others played while they worked (and paid).

The (Ascendant) Sun line also comes near Kobenhaven as well as Berlin and Rome.  For these cities, the Vernal Equinox will occur near Sunrise.  Generally, this is a fortuitous event, and could signal some relief.  (I know that sounds rather paradoxical, given Berlin’s relationship to Europe’s financial problems.)

A node (karmic) line touches the southwestern tip of Ireland, and a karmic event could occur here (earthquake, explosion, accident, etc.) soon.  Similarly, a Uranus Ascendant line touches Vienna, running roughly North-South, and could signal the same along that line.

Kiev & Minsk are touched by a Venus line, which is very favorable, especially for financial relief and forms of art that resembling sculptures.  Relief is to be expected along this line.  But, a Pluto line runs through eastern Poland and other parts of eastern Europe, passing by Athens as it exits the continent.  As mentioned earlier, Pluto in Capricorn has been associated with financial difficulties, so transformation in these areas will continue to occur.

That said….

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Africa is large and complex.  Much of the analysis of Europe applies to the analogous lines in Africa.  That said, expect to hear interesting news from Cape Town this Spring.

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