Eclipse of Pisces Moon

September 16, 2016 at 11:01 am | Posted in 2013-Lunations, 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Eclipse of Pisces Moon
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New Moon of February 18, 2015: Make a Decision

February 13, 2015 at 2:33 am | Posted in 2013-Lunations, 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Predictions | 6 Comments
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The New Moon of February 18, 2015 is much simpler than more recent events such as the Mercury Retrograde of February 11last month’s new moon, or the Full Moon of February 3rd.  As with those patterns, we see an important decision.  Unlike those patterns, the situation has likely resolved itself into a single key decision, and you need to make it as decisively as possible and as close to the New Moon as possible (at 47 minutes after the hour adjusted for your individual time zone).  Ordinarily, we do not give precise times for a variety of reasons, but this event is clearly an exception to that.

We note, also, that this is the time of the Chinese New Year.  The official date is February 19th by most sources, but we note that it is this Aquarian New Moon that marks the beginning.

This is also Ash Wednesday, and that means the day before was Mardi Gras.  This time last year, we were wrestling with a grand cross.  For a grand cross where we said “things could go boom,” it was relatively quiet, except for hundreds of people being killed in Kiev.  I suppose that might be a noteworthy exception to “quiet.”  (And then there was that Craigslist killer.  Click for her chartBangkok had some unrest also.)  Is this year any better?  Only you can decide.  And this new moon focuses upon an important decision that you must make.

Prior to the New Moon, as with any new moon in general, you will want to clean house.  It is by removal and discarding that you will gain strength here.  And since both Sun and Moon immediately change sign into Pisces after this new moon, you will want to take your action and then rest.  (This may require physical relocation, hanging up the phone, or some other termination of communications.  TURN THE PHONE OFF at least for a few hours if not until tomorrow.)

Here is the chart with the Yod highlighted:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Yod)

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Note that this Yod contains outer planets: Jupiter, Chiron, and Pluto.  Therefore, this is a longer term pattern and involves long term decisions.  This particular new moon is likely a “precipitating event” requiring action now but part of a bigger picture.  And while Yods usually do not particularly favor one path or the other, this one favors healing (Neptune, nearby) over death (Pluto, and further away).  The most important action at this time may be “changing the dressing on the wound.”

If you examine the Full Moon of February 3rd you will see that it has a focused Yod.  Some components of that Yod overlap with this one, and this emphasizes making a decision now if you did not decide then.  If you DID decide then, then you may have run into some obstacle, perhaps certain items or paperwork undone that needed to be revisited and completed (Mercury Retrograde).

If you “took care of business” and completed those items, you can now move forward with your decisive action (and you should).  The period between the Mercury Direct Station and this new moon should have given you ample time to clean up whatever mess needed to be cleaned up so that you can move forward.

In the New Moon of February 18th, you should find an opportunity, and the issues of the Mercury Retrograde are tied to it.  We see this in the formation of an “almost kite”:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Kite Almost (1))

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As has been true for some time now, several overlapping Fire Grand Trines are also in play:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Grand Trines)

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We note at least one of those grand trines contains Uranus and therefor interacts with the long term T-Square involving Uranus, Pluto and the Nodes (this contains Uranus Square Pluto):

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, Uranus Pluto T)

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Here are the 5th harmonic aspects:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, 5th Harmonic)

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Here are the 7th harmonic:

2015-02 February New Moon (Basic, 7th Harmonic)

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I note a pattern here, similar to a Huber learning triangle, formed of Septile aspects, involving the North Node, Chiron, and Saturn.

Here is the Horary version of the chart, using Standard Aspects:

2015-02 February New Moon (Horary, Standard)

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Regarding the maps, the most important point in the Western Hemisphere for this new moon is the Yucatan Peninsula.  (It is important because of the precise alignment of the Sun and Moon.)

We present the map of Mexico:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Mexico

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While we cannot say exactly what will happen there, we can say that it is likely important.  (Maybe a good place to celebrate the Chinese New Year, as long as you stay safe.)

Here is the map for the United States:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map US

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The two most interesting points in this map are (1) the Juno/Vesta crossing near Las Vegas, and (2) the Saturn / Neptune crossing about halfway between Atlanta, GA and Jacksonville, FL.

We note, also, that this Vesta line comes close to Portland, Oregon, bringing issues involving traditions and rituals into the public awareness at this time.  People who have ties to both Vegas and Portland will likely be particularly affected at this time.  Since Vesta CAN be tied to sex scandals, this might be one time when “what happens in Vegas” does NOT “stay in Vegas.”

Here is the map for Canada:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Canada

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With a Sun Descendant (Sun setting) line nearby, we note that Winnipeg is once again marked as “interesting” by this new moon.

Here is the map for the United Kingdom:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map UK

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Mostly the UK is quiet EXCEPT for the Jupiter line through Ireland.  We note this is likely a sign of prosperity for Ireland, and it might even be a good time for someone to play the Lotto in Ireland.  Jupiter CAN bring big LOSSES, so watch out for that, too. (Do not do anything particularly unintelligent.  But, generally, Jupiter tends to bring prosperity.)

Here is the map for Europe.  We note that France, the Netherlands, and Norway are lit up by Sun and Moon lines.  That particularly highlights the need for housecleaning and an important decision for people living near said lines in these regions:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Europe

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Here is a different version of the European map:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Europe2

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Thanks to our recent visitors from Bulgaria and Estonia.  Unfortunately, our software does not have individual maps for your countries (maybe in a future version of Solar Maps?), so we have to use the “zoomed out” view of Europe to show your areas.

We have had an uptick in the number of visitors from Turkey, and so we will add a map that zooms in on that part of the world:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Turkey

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We note that Venus and Mars lines run through this area, and both are late in Pisces.  We note that Mars is part of the “Almost Kite” mentioned earlier and may bring an opportunity to those who are prepared for it.  However, the window will not be open for long.  One serious risk for late Pisces is that of deception and criminality, so some may (wisely) choose to NOT engage in this “opportunity” if it is “too good to be true.”  In the end, only you can decide.  Venus does Quintile Pluto at this time, so we do expect some people to develop some rather ingenious ideas.  (Again, some of them may be criminal.)

Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map AUS-NZ

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The Pluto Line, and nearby Ceres line, particularly stand out.  We also note the Node line coming near Adelaide, and the Astraea line near Hobart in Tasmania.  In addition to the Pluto and Ceres lines crossing the corridor between Adelaide and Melbourne, so does a Uranus line.  Any transportation (or possibly communications) between these two areas could be subject to some disruptions or need for upgrades.

Here is the map for India:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map India

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Here are the maps for Southeast Asia:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map SE Asia

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…and…

2015-02-18 New Moon Map SE Asia 2

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Here are the maps for Africa and South Africa:

2015-02-18 New Moon Map Africa

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2015-02-18 New Moon Map Africa-South

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I should note at this point that, to some degree, the order in which I post maps is related to my readership.  The United States always brings the most traffic, followed by Canada and the UK (the islands not the empire) vying for second place, then India and Australia vying for third and fourth. Sometimes Australia will top either the UK or Canada.  Usually everyone else follows.  The rankings may vary sometimes, but it is always the U.S. first, with the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India rounding out the top five.  Recently, though, I have seen additional traffic from Bulgaria, Estonia, Singapore, and South Africa.  (So, I have added maps, to the degree that my software supports it, to provide support for those visitors.)

Here are a few more new moon sites related to this new moon:

Thanks to Lona and Jude for stopping by to visit!  We also like this little piece by Jude.

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2013 in review

January 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm | Posted in 2013 | Comments Off on 2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Full Moon 2013-12 December

December 16, 2013 at 10:39 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 2 Comments
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Here is the chart for the Full Moon of December 17th:

Full Moon 2013-12 12-16-2013 10-34-02 PM

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No particularly malefic aspects stand out (although Sun & Moon do aspect Algol with a Quincunx and Semi-Sextile).  However, the Saturn / Ascendant line covers the east coast of the United States, so problems related to the winter storm are not particularly surprising.  Some may note more difficulty than originally anticipated.

FM US Map 12-16-2013 10-58-19 PM

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares: Taurus / Scorpio)

November 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, BadDays, Events, Patterns, Retrogrades | 1 Comment
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The event obviously tied to this full moon (typhoon Haiyan aka Yolanda) occurred BEFORE the culmination of this most malefic of FM’s.  We provide the chart, here, set in first in Tacloban (we note the Moon at MC and the Sun at the IC; the IC is the location of a “grave” and the FM culminates close to midnight local time) and then Plano.  We also note that this was the FM following a Mercury retrograde, and it occurs during a period of difficulty discussed in an earlier post.  We also note a sextile, a tight one, between Pluto (death & rebirth) and Chiron (healing, lessons learned) at this time.

If your personal belief system supports such a notion, this would be a good time to have a ceremony, perhaps just lighting a candle, to honor and remember the dead.

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares, Tacloban) 11-16-2013 9-15-57 PM

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) in Plano:

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) 11-16-2013 8-56-12 PMHere is the U.S. map for the 2013 Algol Squares Full Moon:

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) US Map 11-16-2013 8-58-46 PMThe SE Asia (including Phillipines) map for the 2013 Algol Squares Full Moon:

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) SE Asia 11-16-2013 9-03-21 PMThe Australia and New Zealand map for the 2013 Algol Squares Full Moon:

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) Australia and New Zealand 11-16-2013 9-05-14 PMThe rest of Asia map for the 2013 Algol Squares Full Moon:

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) Asia 11-16-2013 9-04-17 PMAnd the UK & Europe map for the 2013 Algol Squares Full Moon:

2013 Full Moon (Algol Squares) Europe 11-16-2013 9-01-42 PM

Soon to return (in late 2013 or early 2014)

November 10, 2013 at 2:46 am | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Editorial | 1 Comment
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2013 has been a challenging year for all of us.  Time has just not been available to address a number of important astrological events in October and November of 2013.  We will analyze these in hindsight.  (Not our preferred approach, but necessary in this case.)  Starting some time in December 2013 (or possibly January 2014), we should provide more of the kinds of analytic posts that we have provided in the past.  Stay tuned!

Venus Trines Neptune: Short Lived Romances with a twist or four

September 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 4 Comments
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Venus trines Neptune roughly twice a year, and that event is associated with short-lived romances.  Sometimes the “romance” is a business deal.  Venus is beauty, and Neptune is the higher form of Venus that often involves deception.  (Or is it that beauty inherently involves deception: cosmetic surgery and teeth whitening and the cosmetics counter in the drug store, what is all that about?)

This year, a variety of other aspects are involved and make the trine on September 14th more interesting.  Moon (both the more general aspect of being female and the more general aspect of, well, everybody) conjoins Pluto (sex, power, control, intrigue, maybe death) and square Uranus (surprises, sometimes innovation but often accidents) earlier in the day, prior to Venus aspecting Neptune.  It is quite a mix.

But, as they say on late night infomercials, “there’s more.”  Mars has recently squared Saturn (is this a big deal?  If you don’t think so, take a look at the birth chart of Adolph Hitler.  Grant Lewi seemed to think Mars Square Saturn was the key to understanding Hitler), with Mars in Leo (Kings, Management, power (overt)) and Saturn in Scorpio (same as Pluto: sex, power (underhanded), control, intrigue and death).  Ouch!  AND Mars is applying to a trine to Uranus (described in the previous paragraph).

Arguably, Jupiter is part of some kind of “super grand trine”: Jupiter and (1) Venus / Neptune; (2) Venus / Chiron; (3) Saturn / Neptune; and (4) Saturn / Chiron.  That is, we can identify four (4) inter-linked grand-trines here.  This can be very good for fortune and fame for some people, but the Venus / Neptune connection tends to not last long.  (Can Saturn “fix” that problem in this case?  Unsure.)

A number of other major aspects are in play here as well.  While this is not a “textbook” pattern like a Diamond, I think we can safely say that something *BIG* is operating here astrologically.

And, what comes on the heels of this is even more interesting: Venus moves on to conjoin Saturn (causing a number of projects formed now to come crashing down when “reality” sets in), the North Node (“karma,” and god only knows what that will mean in this case), and then another precise trine, on September 20th, with Chiron (healing and “lessons learned”).

I think some interesting babies will be “made” now (both actual human babies as well as metaphorical ones, meaning various projects or business ventures).  Many, if not most, of the romances started now will not last.  But, the children will, and they will be very, very interesting.  Here are the two charts (really, I should case four, but I am just showing Venus/Neptune and Venus/Chiron, omitting the Venus/Saturn and Venus/Node charts as an exercise left to the more enterprising reader):

Venus Trine Neptune 9-13-2013 2-27-08 PM

Venus Trine Neptune

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Venus Trine Chiron 9-13-2013 2-31-44 PM

Venus Trine Chiron

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Uranus Square Pluto (November 2013)

September 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Predictions | 4 Comments
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This is a followup to the earlier Uranus Square Pluto post.  We focus here on the November square.

Here is the chart:

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Uranus Square Pluto (Horary version) 9-4-2013 5-01-20 PM

We note that this occurs in the early morning hours, before sunrise, on the day after the United States holiday of Halloween.  Also, this occurs on the Day of the Dead.  Uranus brings surprises, and Pluto brings the most potent of transformations, often those involving death, poisons, police, and intelligence agencies.

Moon is just past opposition of Uranus, Pluto continues to be conjunct Facies (the Eye of the Archer, considered by many to be the most violent point in the Zodiac and nearly as fearsome as Algol), and Mars opposes / Chiron conjoins the Arabic Part of Catastrophe.

Sounds like a pretty scary Halloween (including the few days leading up to Halloween).  (If dangerous days occur, we think that some may actually occur within the week or so prior to this aspect.  Part of this has to do with the Jupiter / Pluto opposition that precedes this.  Also, the Libra New Moon creates a particularly stressful Grand Cross preceding this, the topic of another post.)

The Midwest, and particularly DFW (Dallas Fort Worth, including Plano) are lit up on the U.S. Map:

Uranus Sq Pluto US Map Nov 2013 9-4-2013 5-07-24 PM[Click Image to Enlarge]

For my several visitors from Shreveport LA: yes, you are strongly activated by this map.  So is Little Rock, Oklahoma City, and Wichita KS.  If you have dealings with two or more of these cities (such as a route you drive), then you may strongly “feel” this event.  As mentioned previously, the precipitating event may occur as early as the Libra new moon that PRECEDES this aspect.

Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

Uranus Square Pluto Europe and UK 9-4-2013 5-16-05 PM[Click to Enlarge]

While we see modest activations of Ireland and Portugal, by far the most active area in Europe is the border between Lithuania and Poland.  (What is THAT about?)

The Western Coast of Australia, particularly the Southwest (including Perth), may be the most activated place on the planet:

Uranus Sq Pluto Australia Map 9-4-2013 5-22-52 PM[Click to Enlarge]

If you can avoid the violence prone qualities of this period of time, powerful insights (innovations in particular) can be had.  This can be a good time for innovations in medicine, electronics, or especially combinations of medicine and electronics.  Maybe WAIMR will have a breakthrough of some kind, perhaps in cancer research, during this period.

Here is the corresponding map for Southeast Asia, also notably complex and activated.  The sea between Saudia Arabia and Iran is in issue, Delhi India is activated, and, well, look at the map for the rest….

Uranus Sq Pluto Asia map 9-4-2013 5-27-40 PM

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A large number of Thor’s Hammer periods are with us through the end of the year.  September 25th through October 11th is a  particularly dangerous period, but the many Thor’s hammer periods indicate the time through the end of the year is risky in many ways (especially when coupled with the Uranus / Pluto square).  The risk of war, a really BIG war, is much larger than many realize.

Solar Fire Gold v8  Sep 5 2013

Electional Search Results

Criteria:  FIND  (Chart contains Thor’s Hammer)
Search From: Sep 4 2013  0:00 am
Search To:   Dec 31 2013  11:59 pm

Status:      Finished – 24 matches

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Virgo Full Moon just before the Autumnal Equinox (September 2013)

September 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Virgo Full Moon just before the Autumnal Equinox (September 2013)
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This is an interesting full moon for those that celebrate the changing of the seasons.  It occurs just a very few days before the equinox.

Virgo Full Moon 9-4-2013 4-40-19 PM[Click to Enlarge]

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Virgo New Moon 2013

September 4, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Virgo New Moon 2013
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Here Is the new Moon for September, 2013:

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Ariel Castro found hanging

September 4, 2013 at 2:16 am | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, FamousPeople | 2 Comments
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Here is the chart for Ariel Castro found hanging.  The Pluto / MC alignment makes a strong statement:

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Exactly what this chart means is difficult to tell.  However, independent of the chart, his death so soon seems too merciful to him.  The details of his hanging have not been made public.  If this was a suicide, then how did such a high profile prisoner achieve that?

If this was a murder, one that likely will never be investigated in a meaningful way or prosecuted, then the intruder likely entered the cell at 9:06 PM +/- 1 minute (when Uranus, surprises, rose).  Uranus enters the 12th and Neptune aligns on the 12th house cusp a minute later.  The intruder used deception, perhaps someone pretending to be checking on the “well being” of Castro.  Another two minutes later, and Neptune enters the 11th, placing Uranus and Neptune in mutual reception by house.  The deception, and element of surprise, deepens.

By 9:10 PM, the struggle had began but did not last long.  Only a few minutes without oxygen were needed for the deed to be mostly complete, with him “found” by “about 9:20.”  (Probably between 9:18 PM and 9:19 PM, when Pluto was at Midheaven).

Neptune conjoins Midheaven at 10:48 PM, with Pluto entering the 8th (House of Death) a few minutes before that.  He was “prounounced” at 10:52 PM.

This is all speculation, of course.  And, it is very sinister on many levels.  His death means that we have been cheated of the justice that would have come from him being incarcerated for a very, very long time.

But, maybe he really did commit suicide.

Maybe.

Full Moon July 2013

July 21, 2013 at 2:00 am | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Events, FamousPeople, Lunations, NatalChartAnalysis | 1 Comment
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The July Full Moon this year, as is true most years, has the Moon in Capricorn and Sun in Cancer.  Capricorn is not a favorable place for the Moon (in most cases), and the Sun does not prosper in Cancer (the Moon’s home) either.

Oops, I suppose that we are still affected by the Mercury retrograde / change in station / storm.  I see, now, that this is a Leo / Aquarius full moon.  Those do not happen as often in July, and this one is at the critical zero (0) degrees mark!

Additionally, this one comes upon the heels of a Mercury direct station combined with a historic outer planet grand trine.  (Indeed, the end of the Mayan calendar in December did not gain my attention the way this particular Grand Trine has done.)

We produced predictions earlier this year that this year would tend to be marked by disasters in a manner similar to 2010.  Fortunately, we have not had any similar to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill or the nuclear meltdown in Japan.  Still, reading the news lists a remarkable number of events, ranging from earthquakes to liberation of people held captive for many years (in both Houston and Ohio) to fertilizer plant explosions.  Hopefully, these will start to recede, but the window for disasters is open through the end of the year for this particular year.

That said, here is the full moon chart, both in beginner format and horary format:

Full Moon July 2013 7-21-2013 2-47-59 AMFully Moon July 2013 (Horary Version) 7-21-2013 2-49-28 AM

As a bit of a footnote, I still believe that an important word leader (perhaps several) will be born this year.  This particular full moon would be a candidate for the time of birth of such a person.  (Various possibilities exist, but this is certainly one of them.)  The zero (0) degree mark here is a strong punctuation mark regarding the leadership potential of individuals born at this time.  I feel strongly that many of us will look back, in hindsight, and see the events of this summer as being particularly important in the years to come.

Update: when I wrote the above words, I was not anticipating the Royal Birth that occurred.  (I do not live in the UK, and lately I have not had time to keep up with UK events.)  However, I will state that I believe that this particular individual will be one of the most important in the Royal Family in a very long time, decades if not centuries.

This person will feel a huge amount of weight as they grapple with some remarkably difficult decisions through the course of their life.  They will wrestle endlessly with a internal war between compassion and prudence.  And, sometimes, they will find themselves at a loss for words.  But, in the end, they will have the potential for some of the greatest leadership that the Royal Family has ever seen.  (Keep in mind, as you read my words, that I am not an Englishman.  I am an American.  And, I am not just an American.  I am a Texan.  Frankly, we don’t bow to anyone, although sometimes we tip our hats to those that deserve it.)

Here is the chart, based on available news time:

Royal Birth 7-23-2013 1-06-06 AM

I suppose, in hindsight, that analyzing the Cancer / Capricorn polarity was the most appropriate after all!

That said, we see no air and very little fire.  Leo / Aquarius are intercepted signs, but they do not contain any major planets.  Venus has barely entered Virgo.  Moon in Cap is effectively inconjunct, and Algol is either setting or has just set (is on the 7th house cusp).  I would be greatly surprised if he were to be an intellectual.  (But, I am reluctant to rule out anything for a newborn.)  Relationships, particularly romances, will tend to be difficult.  He might be a bit of a “ladies man” (Algol setting) in some ways, but with Venus at 0 Virgo he will actually be rather conservative in private despite any public image.  He has the ruler of the 10th (Virgo, Mercury) in the 8th with Mars and Jupiter.  I would not be surprised to see him die a hero’s death in battle at an early age.  If that does happen, he will become emblematic of an important turning point for England (and the UK).

If he does survive his youth, he has the potential to be an unusually good money manager.  He might make certain significant financial decisions for England, and he has the potential to lead England into a new era of prosperity.

New Moon, June 2013

June 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology | 2 Comments
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Here is the chart for the New Moon on June 8, 2013:

New Moon June 2013 6-7-2013 12-28-33 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

This is the last New Moon before we begin moving more fully into the Grand Water Trine alignments that will be maximal in July, 2013.  If you tend to be favored more by fire and air than by water, you would want to “get things done” at this time or soon after.

By May June 20th, we will be in the “storm” of the upcoming Mercury Retrograde, which will begin June 26th.  By then, a major shift of some kind will have become apparent, both for us collectively and as individuals.

The Rescue in Cleveland

May 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, FamousPeople, NatalChartAnalysis | Comments Off on The Rescue in Cleveland
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What kind of monster imprisons three women in his basement for years?  That is what more than a few people would like to know about Cleveland suspect Ariel Castro.  (We note that (a) he is innocent until proven guilty but that (b) the evidence against him is overwhelming.)

Specific birth time and location are not available for him at this time.  (We do not have access to his birth certificate, and specifics are not yet available.)  So, we have created a bi-wheel for his reported date of birth and the date of the rescue.  While the positions of the Moon and the Ascendant for both are in question, the resulting chart is still “interesting.”

Ariel Castro biwheel 5-11-2013 2-39-39 PM

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Our method of rectification is simple.  But, first, keep in mind that we are operating with little to work with, and this is just a “best guess.”  That said, we looked at the charts and looked for the position of the moon on the day of rescue in relation to Castro’s birth chart.  We are guessing that the rescue happened in daylight hours though we are unsure whether closer to noon or sunset.  (We are using noon.)

We have adjusted Castro’s birth chart so that the Moon is just above the 7th house cusp (relationships and open enemies) on the day of the rescue.  Our other choices would be to put the Moon at the Midheaven (six hours earlier) or the IC (six hours later).

But, with the Moon on the 7th house cusp we note that Mercury, Mars, the Sun, the South Node, Pallas, and Venus are in an 8th house stellium (the 8th being the house of death as well as torture; we would also consider alternative versions that place these planets in a 12th house stellium of imprisonment and misfortune).

We note that transiting Juno (spousal relationships and especially issues involving treachery to spouses and family members) either recently aspected his Moon or is in the process of doing so.

Below is a “synastry grid” (usually used to identify compatibility between two people, but used here to identify relationships between Castro’s birth chart and the date of the rescue:

Ariel Castro Synastry 5-11-2013 2-55-28 PM

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For now, that is all we have to say.  But, with more data later, we might update this article or write a subsequent article.

Solar Eclipse (May, 2013 aka New Moon May, 2013)

May 8, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Events | 8 Comments
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We have a Solar Eclipse at hand, visible in the South Pacific from Australia and other nearby locations.  Here is the chart, set for Plano:

Solar Eclipse May 2013 5-9-2013 12-12-30 AM

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Astrology traditionally views eclipses as being highly malefic (bad).  They are agents of change, and major shifts sometimes occur for some people in the days near (before or after) an eclipse.

This one has a precise (less than one degree) conjunction to Pallas.  This speaks loudly to women who are warriors, whether by choice or by forced situation.  The three women in Cleveland who recently escaped from being held captive come to mind.  We wish them well, and we hope they find justice against their oppressors.

Full Moon, April 2013

April 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Full Moon, April 2013
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Here is the full moon chart for April, 2013.

Full Moon April 25 (Basic) 4-20-2013 12-40-55 AMFull Moon April 25 (Beginner) 4-20-2013 12-46-42 AM[Click on Image to Enlarge]

As you might notice, the Moon is close to Saturn, and the Sun is close to Mars.  Mars and Saturn are not (yet) in opposition, but this lunation highlights the opposition that soon follows.  With the Moon in Scorpio and the Sun in Taurus, we expect some power struggles to “come to a head” at this time, or just after when Mars opposes Saturn.

California in particular, and the western part of the United States, are highly activated at this time.  Here is the map:

Full Moon April 2013 (US Map) 4-20-2013 12-49-11 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

What new dramas will emerge in the west at this time?  We cannot say.  But, we expect something.

Update: we have quite a bit of interest in this Full Moon (traffic is four time heavier than usual), so for your convenience I have the following links:  (I cannot vouch for any of the content, this is just to help you navigate.)

Update (4/27):  Minor Earthquakes in California in a region near the lines on the above map:

Here is a map of the UK and Europe for this Full Moon (and Eclipse).  I note that Ireland and Scotland are highly activated by this event.  (Keeping in mind the activation of California, do we have any Scots or Irish living there?  How about Californians in Ireland or Scotland?  Could be interesting.)

Full Moon Europe 4-25-2013 2-37-38 AM

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Here is a map for Australia and New Zealand.  Quite a bit of activity there, too, but what leaps out are the close proximity of Pluto and Uranus lines, not too far from Darwin.  (What is it about Darwin?)

Full Moon April (Aus-NZ) 4-25-2013 2-45-02 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Mars Conjunct Sun (April 2013): Explosion at West, Texas

April 18, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Events | 2 Comments
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As interesting as the chart is, the map is even more interesting.  Here is a Solar Maps map of the time reported for the explosion:

West Texas Explosion (Map) 4-18-2013 11-36-34 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Note that this same line (Mars/Sun conjunct) also passes through Dallas and Austin.  Why this location?  That is a question for someone else to answer.  But, the Mars/Sun conjunction occurred at 28 Aries on a day with no other (major) aspects.

Here is the chart:

West Texas Explosion (Chart) 4-18-2013 11-39-17 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Of course, the last three degrees of any sign are said to be the “fated” degrees and have been discussed at length in relation to unfavorable events. Mars rules Aries and is in its home.  And, the same stellium associated with the Boston Marathon explosion a few days later is in the sixth house at this location.  (We would not expect the sixth house to be as malefic as the eighth, but apparently it was in this case.)

Mars Conjuct Algol, May 24, 2013

April 18, 2013 at 2:15 am | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays | Comments Off on Mars Conjuct Algol, May 24, 2013
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The period of days near May 24, 2013 are likely to be a dangerous period.  At this time, Mars will move into a conjunction with Algol.  We expect an event that has the potential to eclipse the intensity of events earlier this Spring.

Mars Conjunct Algol 4-18-2013 3-07-16 AM

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