Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)

February 10, 2017 at 9:59 am | Posted in 5th Harmonic, Astrology, Hele, Higher Order Aspects, Kite, Lunations, Mystic Rectangle, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Weekends | 11 Comments
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Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)

Headline: In addition to being a Full Moon and Eclipse with a comet (!), this FM has a complex set of patterns, some relatively rare, that bring important opportunities that can be realized if you make the right decisions and form the right alliances.  Additionally, a thief is lurking (might be a time waster or maybe an ACTUAL thief), so be careful!

A few months have past since our last “real” astrology post (other than something I started on Lost Dudeist involving an old cold case murder), and we are overdue to put some of our own work up.  This FM is interesting, with the Moon near the important fixed star of Regulus (i.e. the “Regulator” and associated with kings and royalty and sometimes downfalls) as well as a number of patterns.  We will focus mainly on the charts, as we have done the past few years, with only minimal commentary (encouraging our readers, instead, to comment).  Names for this moon abound.  “Snow Moon” is most popular, but we like “Werewolf Moon” best!  🙂

For other forecasts (reblogs), try our Posts Page.

Basic Chart, Inner Planets, and Outer Planets

First, we have a basic chart of the FM using tight orbs (eliminating all but the strongest aspects) and a new custom layout that we designed today:


The aspect grid and mid-point trees here focus specifically on the strongest and most influential aspects.  Others have analyzed this FM extensively, and I really have little new to offer except my (usual) analysis of patterns and some discussion of mid-points as well as various items that catch my eye (though they have been mentioned by others).

In addition to the proximity of the Moon to Regulus (bringing up issues of power and control as well as risk of loss related to “revenge”), we note that the moon is apply to an (out of sign) conjunction to the North Node in Virgo.  This is important for any of several reasons (such as the Nodes being the critical ingredient in all eclipses) but we note that when that aspect perfects (Moon conjunct North Node in Virgo) a bit later that a powerful earth trine will be activated (making it possible to turn opportunities seized with the FM into money or material goods or benefits).

We present next the same chart (all of these are the same), but in a different format and filtered for inner planets (and Mars).  This version of the chart (and these aspects) speak to individual issues more than collective issues and, depending on our individual natal charts (or maybe those close to us) how this FM will affect us in a very direct way:


If you are paying attention (we hope you are if you are reading this), then you will note two things.  The first, and most compelling, is that Mars forms a triangular relationship (similar to a T-Square, but (as far as I know) an as yet unnamed pattern) with Moon / Sun in opposition (that DEFINES a Full Moon!) and Mars forming a sesquiquadrate (135 degrees) to Moon and a semi-square (45 degrees) to the Sun.  Both aspects tend to be “irritating,” Mars is all about action (often physical) and can be prone to violence, and this set of aspects will spur you to “get things done” *IF* you can avoid becoming mired in conflicts.

The second aspect is more subtle, with Mercury sextile Venus.  Really, the aspect is not the issue.  The issue is that Mercury is “peregrine” (an horary term, and one of the few of those we use from time to time), and that makes Mercury a “thief” in this chart.  Incessant chatter and nuisance events related to transportation and communication can steal your opportunity from you.  Do not let that happen!

Here is the same chart, but filtered for the outers including Chiron, Major Asteroids (Pallas, Ceres, Vesta, and Juno), the additional two we always use (Hygeia, healthcare, and Astraea, law) along with the additions of Sedna, Selena, and Eris.  We also have the calculated point Black Moon (Lilith).


The outers tend to affect us collectively, and as individuals we look to them to see how we “fit in” with the larger groups around us as well as what the larger collective is “working through.”  The larger T-Square (Uranus (and Eris, the troublemaker), Vesta, and Jupiter) is part of a looser Grand Cross (adding in Pluto in Capricorn).  The Uranus / Pluto squares since 2012 (arguably 2011) have been discussed extensively in their role in the financial meltdown of 2008 (the year Pluto (death and major transformation) entered Capricorn (banking and finance and large corporations)) through the “Arab Spring” and other Middle Eastern wars and violence up to, and including, the current events in the Middle East as well as the political climate here in the United States.

T-Square / Grand Cross

Beyond this summary, we will not duplicate those discussion except to note that Jupiter (Libra) ALWAYS acts as an “amplifier” of anything he touches, and Vesta brings in issues of traditions (and loyalty, probably especially military traditions if we followed our hunch on this).  Grand crosses bring SOME things to a HALT and launch other things into rapid motion.  This is another “irritating” pattern (similar to the Sun / Moon / Mars pattern previously discussed), but it is huge and affects many people and will extend particularly long after the eclipse (at least 18 months if we were to guess but maybe further).  Expect the fights we have been having to escalate, particularly if they involve traditions (and anyone who “serves,” i.e. military, police, nurses, and similar).

Huber Learning Triangle

We add that in addition to the T-Square / Grand Cross, a “Huber Learning Triangle” is present that includes Vesta (traditions and service), Chiron (education, healthcare, and mentors) and Jupiter (law, higher education, sometimes health, and foreign travel / ambassadors; higher thought and sometime philanderers).  Composed of a trine (easy and straightforward), a quincunx (a confusing and messy misunderstanding) and a square (an avoidable and irritating demand for action), this outer planet / asteroid Huber affects all of us and says that everyone (liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, libertarian, and “other”) is partially right (the trine), partially out of touch with reality (the quincunx) and feeling compelled to “do something about it” (the square).  This kind of pattern may also apply in other areas of your life.

Resolutions require that the misunderstandings be addressed if they can be.  (We think this involves people who serve (military & police & firefighters & nurses & similar), their education & healthcare benefits, and a real need for resolution (maybe legal and maybe in some other Jupiter area).

Please do note that both of these major patterns are interlaced and contain Jupiter / Vesta on one of their legs.  (Making “people who serve” and the legal system almost a certainty.)

With that, we examine the  patterns in play, which are powerful and interesting (and some tend to be rare).  Since they are numerous, we will list them first (in order of consideration):

  • Mystic Rectangle
  • Kites (Kite Key) and associated Grand Trines
  • Heles (Hele Key)
  • Rosetta
  • Yods

Mystic Rectangle, Kites, and Grand Trines

These three sets of patterns should be considered together Kites are considered rare, and Mystic Rectangles even more so.  Sometimes I see a fifth point in the Mystic Rectangle pattern which creates an interlaced pair of kites that I call a “Kite Key” (taking the name from “Double Yod Key” and similar patterns).  The Mystic Rectangle shows up in interesting places and people.  For example, Hillary Clinton’s natal chart has one and it is rather pronounced.  Kites always contain at least one Grand Trine, and several are present here (particularly a Fire Grand Trine composed of Uranus (Aries), Moon (Leo), and Saturn (Sagittarius)).  As we mentioned earlier, after the Moon moves into Virgo it will form (amplify, really) an Earth Grand Trine when it perfects the conjunction to the North Node.

Here is the same chart, but filtered for the Mystic Rectangle:


Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, and the Sun form this MR, and this is a “lotto ticket winner” pattern.  You may not win the “actual” lotto, but a huge opportunity is facing you (if you can avoid Mercury the thief, mentioned earlier).  (Do keep in mind that, with some people, Mercury might be an ACTUAL thief.  I have actually seen that happen when I saw a cash box stolen from a charity dance by a “snatch and grab” thief when Moon in Gemini (Mercury’s home) became angular.  As a young budding astrologer, this was an AMAZING event to witness!  The money was never recovered….)  An opportunity faces you, no doubt, but do act with SOME prudence!


The kite key (interlaced kites) formed from the MR confirm this:


We will note that the three bodies of Hygeia (health and healthcare), Saturn (aging, bones, test, trials, and tribulations) and Astraea (law, lawyers, judges, and the legal system) form the apex (“additional planet”) in this kite key.  So, your opportunity may involve either health / healthcare or aging or bones or the law / legal system in some way.  (All three could be involved, as in an elderly person who is injured by some Mercurial peregrine young person and from the damage to their health a lawsuit and maybe criminal action results.  Bad news for the person who cause the harm in their fit of Sun / Moon / Mars temper.  Do not be the person with the temper!  You are smart enough to read this, so you should know better!)

Grand Trines

Here is the same chart, but filtered to reveal the Grand Trines:


To some degree, these patterns of opportunity are about personal decisions that may or may not directly involve others.

Hele (Key), Rosetta, and Yods: Issues of Allegiance and Decisions

In contrast to the previous group of patterns, the Hele / Rosetta / Yod group in this eclipse necessarily involve others (except MAYBE the Yods).  We also have interlaced Hele patterns (two) which we call a “Hele Key” and these emphasize the importance of forming stable long term alliances.  The Rosetta, on the other hand, is about short term alliances and can lead later to treachery and betrayal.  “Picking the right friends” is everything at this moment, and the pair of Yods (not quite a “double yod key” but VERY similar to that pattern) are about (a minimum of) two decisions involving alliances, friends, non-friends (enemies?), decisions, and what action to take (or avoid).

Hele Key

We present, first, the same Eclipse chart, filtered for the Hele pattern (and revealing the Hele key):


The “common leg” in these two interlaced Hele patterns (aka the “Hele Key”) is a Vesta / Chiron trine.  A stable relationship between Vesta in Cancer (traditions and service in the water sign associated with families and children and oceans and family outings at the beach) and Chiron (mentors, education, healthcare, and attempting to heal the deep wound that never seems to quite heal fully).  This might be a good weekend to NOT take your children (Cancerian) to any place where they could drown (a Chironic wound that could never be healed).  For others, the issues are about, on one hand, service and family, and, on the other hand, dealing with painful issues that may never resolved.  If you are lucky, this could be a healthcare issue that can be resolved (for now) or an education issue (that can be completed and finished).  In any case, it is really all about your alliances and the friends you pick.

If we had to make a recommendation (and that is risky!), we would recommend males tend to opt for “college professor” (or lawyer) type friends (or maybe military) and females opt for someone Saturnine (could be an older adult or some other “authority figure”).


Every garden must have a snake, no doubt.  In this garden, or chart, the Rosetta is the set of relationships that might can “get things done” rather quickly, but which may turn on you in some form of treachery at some later point.

Here is the chart:


Curiously, the same Vesta / Chiron trine forms the backbone of this Rosetta.

Yods: Decisions

This chart contains a pair of Yods, and in astrology a pair almost always means “two or more.”  You can also think of it as “at least two” major decisions.  Here is the chart:


One decision involves “fate” (North Node) or “hard work” (OR BOTH) and a choice between Venus (love, beauty, harmony, and maybe money & finances; also: this looks like Venus AND Mars!) and Mercury (communications, transportation, and the aforementioned thief).  Each has their advantage, and as an astrologer it is my duty to tell you that each path has its advantages and disadvantages, but we lean toward the Venus path over the Mercury path in this case.  (Why?  Because Mercury is peregrine, or a thief, here.  If you are a criminal, then maybe that is your path, but not for the rest of us.)

The other decision involves a Chironic issue (education, healthcare, or mentor(s)) and a choice between a very strong Leo Moon (likely a strong female) and Libran (but Retrograde) Jupiter.  That is a tougher choice, but we ever so slightly favor the Leo Moon.  (Why?  It is VERY strong in this eclipse, AND Jupiter is retrograde).  In the end, only you can decide.

Our most popular reblogs for this FM (so far):

Taking a peek at what the search engines (currently) like, we have these pages also:

This last one mentions “the Cold Moon, Ice Moon, and Quickening Moon,” but we still like the “Werewolf Moon” the best!

Click here for source of graphic.

That is it for our forecast, but we are going to include some maps this time.  (We have not done that since 2015.)  No commentary for the maps; you are own your own in your analysis of them using what we have given you from the charts.  Also, for those interested in “Cosmobiology” and midpoint analysis, we are including midpoint trees and modulus sort strips.













2016-09-16 Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon; Rosetta + T-Squares)

September 16, 2016 at 12:56 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Special Days | 3 Comments
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2016-09-16 Appulse Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon)

First of all, let’s clarify the basic message of this Full Moon / Eclipse: you have much to accomplish in the next month to eighteen months, some of the projects are overdue, you have the energy to do it if you can avoid unproductive and unnecessary anger (note that SOME anger, sometimes, CAN be productive!), and you will have to form temporary allegiances with people who have the potential to later betray you.  THAT is the basic message.

How do we get this?  First, Mercury is Retrograde and less than a week away from the Direct Station.  This FM/Eclipse must involve projects on hold, details that must be attended to, and the resurrection of old projects whose time has come.

Next, since this is a Full Moon, it will govern the next two weeks the strongest but could govern a period of up to eighteen months because an eclipse is involved.  The time period may vary based on other factors such as subsequent eclipses, subsequent Mercury retrograde / direct stations, and patterns in your personal chart or the charts of those around you.

Finally, this eclipse has a number of T-Squares in play, including a very “tight” (potent, powerful) T-Square with Mars in Sagittarius squaring the Sun in Virgo and Moon in Pisces.  Mars is at 23 degrees and Sun/Moon at 24 degrees, and in many cases (but not all) this involves Algol aspects in the birth chart.  If you have Algol near 24 degrees (as many do) ans aspected in your birth chart, then you will likely “feel” this one.  Moon is also close to Chiron (health, education, and sometimes both; the “wounded healer”) and those issues may be in play.  (More on that in a moment.)

We could stop there, regarding the mutable T-Square, but ANOTHER mutable T-Square is present, this one involving Saturn in Sagittarius, squaring the Nodes.  Note that Neptune is conjunct the South Node, and this makes sense because the third (of three) Saturn square to Neptune recently perfected.

This mix (Nodes, Saturn, and Neptune) brings in a heavy dose of “karma” tempered by problems with “reality checks.”  (aka “Oops, my reality check just bounced.”)  No matter which side of it you are on, you are WRONG here.  (That is what you wanted to hear, right?)

If you are being practical and realistic (Saturn) then you lack vision and will never accomplish your heart’s desire (Neptune).  And if you are a bit too dreamy, then you lack the necessary practical effort to accomplish it, either.  The real answer is in balance.  Some dreams can never be accomplished but, also, sometimes we surprise ourselves.  BOTH of these contradictory and paradoxical truths are necessary.

We present the chart of the FM / Eclipse, filtered for T-Squares:


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While many (most?) other astrologers have focused on the Mars / Eclipse T-Square, we believe that you cannot safely ignore the T-Square with Vesta (traditions) in Cancer (family in particular but also water, liquids, oceans, and related) at the apex, Uranus (23 Aries) squaring Vesta on one side, and Venus (love, money, health) / Astraea (law, lawyers, and the legal system) / Hygeia (health and healthcare) in Libra (very STRONG for Astraea) on the other side.

We would not be surprised to see important lawsuits filed at this time, or events that lead to important lawsuits, or both.  These will tend to involve health and healthcare (Hygeia AND Venus) especially involving females (Venus) and maybe cosmetics or beauty products (Venus).  Do pay attention to these possible issues that may affect some of you, particularly if you are twenty three degrees of a Cardinal sign (i.e. Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn).  We suspect that those born near 23 Capricorn (January 12th to January 14th) may feel this especially strongly.

More obviously affected are the mutables (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) at twenty three degrees, and we think those at 23 Gemini (June 12th to June 14th) will feel this especially strongly.

What does “feel” mean?  It means that you will have “strong” energy and that is very good or very bad with not much in between depending upon your “level of advancement” (which is New Age speak for the ability to harness and direct the energy and circumstances to your will).  For mutables, this might be more of “surfing” the energy and circumstances (as you tend to do anyway) rather than “harnessing” the energy and circumsntances.  Other signs would be wise to work on developing those same skills to the degree possible.  (I am certain that a Taurus surfer exists somewhere in the world, maybe several of them, but it is a bit difficult to imagine a piece of granite gliding atop a wave.  I suppose anything is possible.  I have seen the universe produce some rather curious events and circumstances in my lifetime.)

So, in summary, you must address ALL THREE sets of issues (T-Squares) to “get this right.”

Most forecasts stop there, but we will not.  (OK, I admit it.  That was a self-serving advertisement.  Yes, it is true.  I AM a solar Leo.  The only reason I can do astrology is that 11th house stellium.  In a sense, I am an “Aquarius in Leo clothing.”  But, I digress.)

The pesky matter of that Rosetta remains.  Short term alliances are essential to accomplish what you must get done, whether it is in the next two weeks or next eighteen months, but the fact of the matter is that the Rosetta pattern tends to bring treachery.  People not only tend to “sell out,” but they do so easily.  Expect no loyalty no matter how sincere they may seem.  Here is the same chart, but filtered for the Rosetta pattern:


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At this point you should have enough to work with.  For some people, maybe many people, this is a special and rare opportunity.  (As, curiously, much of 2016 has been.)  Use it wisely.  (2017 and points forward will be a very wild roller coaster.  You will look back at these days longingly.  Trust me on that!)

Love it or hate it, the period that started “about” August 15th is soon coming to an end.  We will have a major shift, maybe a previously unthinkable shift, soon.  (This might involve presidential politics.)  Expect it.

Here are the Virgo Sun / Pisces Moon Full Moons from 1950 to 2050:

Solar Fire Gold Sep 16 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Sun Opp Mon) AND (Sun in Vi) AND (Mon in Pi)
Search From: Jan 1 1950 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:56 am

Status: Finished – 96 matches

[1] Is Exact Sep 15 1951 6:38:23 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 3 1952 9:19:16 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 22 1953 10:15:38 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 12 1954 2:19:27 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 2 1955 1:59:17 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 19 1956 9:19:23 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 8 1957 10:55:06 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 28 1958 11:53:26 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 16 1959 6:51:36 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 5 1960 5:18:45 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 13 1962 10:11:18 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 3 1963 1:33:31 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 21 1964 11:30:46 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 10 1965 5:31:54 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 30 1966 6:13:39 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 18 1967 11:59:27 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 6 1968 5:07:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 15 1970 6:09:26 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 4 1971 11:02:26 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 12 1973 10:16:16 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 1 1974 2:24:52 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 20 1975 6:50:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 8 1976 7:52:05 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 28 1977 3:10:04 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 16 1978 2:01:06 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 6 1979 5:58:36 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 25 1980 10:42:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 13 1981 10:08:42 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 3 1982 7:28:14 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 22 1983 1:36:10 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 10 1984 2:01:05 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 30 1985 4:27:11 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 18 1986 0:33:44 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 7 1987 1:12:52 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 27 1988 5:55:52 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 15 1989 6:50:34 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 4 1990 8:45:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 25 1991 4:07:11 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 11 1992 9:16:41 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 31 1993 9:32:56 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 19 1994 3:00:32 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 8 1995 10:36:40 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 28 1996 12:52:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 16 1997 1:50:31 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 6 1998 6:21:22 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 26 1999 6:47:50 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 13 2000 2:36:50 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 2 2001 4:43:02 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 21 2002 8:59:17 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 10 2003 11:36:16 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 29 2004 9:22:16 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 17 2005 9:00:48 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 7 2006 1:42:04 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 28 2007 5:35:06 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 15 2008 4:13:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 4 2009 11:02:37 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 12 2011 4:26:41 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 31 2012 8:58:08 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 19 2013 6:12:52 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 8 2014 8:38:10 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 16 2016 2:05:03 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 6 2017 2:02:45 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Aug 26 2018 6:56:06 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 13 2019 11:32:39 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 2 2020 0:21:57 am (CDT +5:00)
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[1] Is Exact Sep 11 2030 4:17:34 pm (CDT +5:00)
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[1] Is Exact Sep 15 2046 0:38:38 am (CST +6:00)
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Solar Eclipse of September 1st 2016

August 31, 2016 at 9:59 pm | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, biseptile, Grand Quintile, Higher Order Aspects, Kite, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, septile, septiles, Special Days, Thor's Hammer, triseptile | 3 Comments
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Solar Eclipse of September 1st 2016

This particular eclipse is personal for reasons I do not wish to disclose on the open internet.  I thought about NOT writing about it and just leaving the 2016 New Moons page and the writings of others (reblogs) as my proxy.

But, I changed my mind.  And then I found a body of work I had produced on this eclipse a few weeks ago.  No written work, mind you, but chart graphics from the time when I developed my analysis of the rather important Grand Quintile of August 28th.  That confirmed for me that I needed to put up what I had done in a post.

This Grand Quintile period we are in, from August 28th until September 11th, is particularly rare.  If you check the Grand Quintiles from 1800 to 2050 page, you will find most of them last a few hours or a day.  Exceptions exist, such as in 1809 and 1810, but they are just that: exceptions.  So is this current window.

This Solar Eclipse, a special type of New Moon, is a punctuation mark in this window.  It also corresponds to an Eclipse in September of 1997, which was an extremely important period for me personally.  I am left wondering what this one will bring me.

First, let us take a peek at the Kite pattern that  is present.  Kites are not extremely rare, but they are not particularly common either.  This one has the Eclipse, itself, at the focal point and Neptune in opposition (and Neptune is part of the Grand Trine that forms the body of the kite).  (Kites are always, inherently, built from Grand Trines, the pattern that is the namesake of this blog (and my internet alter ego).)  Some of us, likely many of us, are facing one of the most important opportunities of our lives.  We are at one of the most important junctures in our individual and collective lives.  The decisions, and followup actions, that we make (or not) are critically important to the results that manifest (or fail to manifest) consequently.  Negligence is a profound danger here.

Here is the chart of the Eclipse, filtered for that Kite pattern:

Solar Eclipse 2016-09-01 Kite (NM, Mercury Rx)

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Juno and Vesta (both major asteroids) form the other points of the Grand Trine.  Juno brings issues of trust and intimacy to the forefront, particularly as they involve wives, sisters, mothers, and other female family members.  Vesta is about traditions and whether or not we follow and honor them or create new ones when old ones no longer serve us.

Here is the same chart, filtered for the Grand Trine instead of the Kite:

Solar Eclipse 2016-09-01 Grand Trines (NM, Mercury Rx)

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We note that the opposition of the Eclipse to Neptune has not yet quite perfected, but will perfect soon with the annual opposition of Sun to Neptune on Friday.  Friday’s opposition has a Thor’s Hammer (energy, often in the form of violence or explosions) and a Yod (insisting that an important decision must be made).  You will have to make a decision in this period, and something or someone from the past (Mercury Retrograde) will be part of that decision.

This Eclipse also has a Thor’s Hammer (aka God’s Fist) present with all the “energy” (and DANGER!) that brings.  (Do be careful!)

Solar Eclipse 2016-09-01 Thors Hammer (NM, Mercury Rx)

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We also note the presence of a Rosetta; we interpret that pattern as indicative of the important of short-term alliances and relationships.  Treachery is a very real possibility, and people (including major politicians) are likely to shift their positions and allegiances at this time.

Solar Eclipse 2016-09-01 Rosetta (NM, Mercury Rx)

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T-Squares are present and amplify the energy (and danger) of the Thor’s Hammer:

Solar Eclipse 2016-09-01 T-Squares (NM, Mercury Rx)

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This next point is particularly important: please note there are TWO independent sets of T-Squares.  This makes “handling” the sources of “irritation” difficult and more likely impossible.  We would not be surprised at all to hear about someone or something “blowing up” (or a mass shooting) in the next few days.  Since the Eclipse really consumes nearly the entirety of the African continent, we would not be surprised to see the event there.

Here are the Seventh Harmonic or “karmic” aspects:

Solar Eclipse 2016-09-01 7th Harmonic (NM, Mercury Rx)

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We note the presence of a triangular pattern of septiles composed of a septile, biseptile, and triseptile.  Chiron, Saturn, and Astraea are involved.  We would not be surprised to learn of a major lawsuit (or similar legal system involvement) involving either educational or healthcare systems (or both).  Frankly, we think there will be “hell to pay.”

We will stop there, but we cannot emphasize strongly enough just how important this window of opportunity is.  After September 11th, most of it closes.  All will be gone by Mercury Direct Station and the Autumnal Equinox.  By then, “the concrete will have set.”

Some useful links:

Only a handful of New Moons have a Grand Quintile during the period from 1800 to 2050 (and Solar Fire did not count this NM as one of them though we argue that it is):

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Sun Cnj Mon) AND (Chart contains Grand Quintile)
Search From: Jan 1 1800 NS 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:56 am

Status: Finished – 5 matches

[1] Is Exact Sep 9 1809 NS 1:29:46 pm (LMT +6:26:48)
[1] Is Exact Jun 24 1979 6:57:52 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Dec 1 2024 0:21:11 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Sep 18 2039 2:22:28 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Jan 6 2046 10:23:19 pm (CST +6:00)

Below is a list of Virgo New Moons from 1950 until 2050:

Solar Fire Gold Aug 31 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Mon in Vi) AND (Sun in Vi) AND (Sun Cnj Mon)
Search From: Jan 1 1950 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:56 am

Status: Finished – 92 matches

[3] Is Exact Sep 11 1950 9:28:54 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 1 1951 6:49:36 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 19 1952 1:21:46 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 8 1953 1:47:34 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 16 1955 0:19:14 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 4 1956 12:57:12 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 13 1958 6:02:06 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 2 1959 7:55:36 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 20 1960 5:12:31 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 9 1961 8:49:32 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 29 1962 9:08:54 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 17 1963 2:50:43 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 5 1964 10:33:59 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 14 1966 1:13:16 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 4 1967 6:36:58 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 22 1968 6:08:06 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 11 1969 2:55:48 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 31 1970 5:01:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 19 1971 9:42:14 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 7 1972 12:28:27 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 15 1974 9:45:16 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 5 1975 2:18:43 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 13 1977 4:22:47 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 2 1978 11:08:54 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 21 1979 4:46:36 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 9 1980 5:00:12 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 29 1981 9:43:27 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 17 1982 7:09:06 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 6 1983 9:34:59 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 26 1984 2:25:31 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 14 1985 2:19:56 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 4 1986 2:10:25 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 22 1987 10:08:14 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 10 1988 11:49:10 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 31 1989 0:44:32 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 18 1990 7:46:23 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 8 1991 6:00:50 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 27 1992 9:41:54 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 15 1993 10:10:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 5 1994 1:32:47 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 12 1996 6:07:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 1 1997 6:51:36 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 20 1998 12:01:31 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 9 1999 5:02:17 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 29 2000 5:19:18 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 17 2001 5:27:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 6 2002 10:10:20 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 27 2003 12:26:21 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 14 2004 9:29:03 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 3 2005 1:45:27 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 23 2006 2:09:48 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 22 2006 6:45:04 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 11 2007 7:44:15 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 30 2008 2:58:03 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 18 2009 1:44:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 8 2010 5:29:51 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 15 2012 9:10:39 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 5 2013 6:36:08 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 25 2014 9:12:46 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 13 2015 1:41:15 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 1 2016 4:03:04 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 20 2017 0:29:48 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 9 2018 1:01:23 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 17 2020 6:00:06 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 6 2021 7:51:37 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 27 2022 3:16:57 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 14 2023 8:39:37 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 2 2024 8:55:21 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 21 2025 2:53:52 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 10 2026 10:26:43 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 31 2027 12:40:53 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 18 2028 1:23:26 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 8 2029 5:44:02 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 16 2031 12:46:29 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 4 2032 2:56:13 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 12 2034 10:13:20 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 1 2035 7:59:03 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 19 2036 7:51:04 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 9 2037 12:24:57 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 30 2038 4:12:14 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 18 2039 2:22:28 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 6 2040 9:13:06 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 26 2041 10:15:32 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 14 2042 2:49:32 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 3 2043 7:16:40 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 21 2044 5:02:47 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 10 2045 7:27:01 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 31 2046 12:24:42 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 19 2047 12:30:41 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 8 2048 0:23:48 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 28 2049 5:17:50 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Sep 15 2050 9:48:28 pm (CST +6:00)

Full Moon August 18th 2016: Danger and Opportunity

August 16, 2016 at 1:14 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, Kite, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Special Days, Thor's Hammer | 4 Comments
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Full Moon August 18th 2016: Danger and Opportunity

We see both danger and opportunity in this Leo / Aquarius Full Moon.  With Sun at 25 degrees Leo and Moon at 25 Aquarius, both are square to Algol in Taurus.  That alone would be enough to give pause.  But, a pronounced Thor’s Hammer pattern is present, and that is present with anger and temper and people, places, and things that go Boom!

Here is the FM chart, filtered for the Thor’s Hammer pattern:

Full Moon 2016-08-18 Thor's Hammer

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A Rosetta pattern is present, telling us that we will need to make allegiances but they will tend to be short-lived and may turn to treachery:

Full Moon 2016-08-18 Rosetta

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We often ignore T-Squares in our analysis, but a number are present and some of this has figured in a major way in events this summer starting in May / June.  Here is the same FM chart but filtered for T-Squares:

Full Moon 2016-08-18 T-Squares

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Please do note that Mars, in Sagittarius, is square the Nodes in Virgo / Pisces (the Nodes are sometimes called “Rahu” and “Ketu” by Vedic astrologers).  This brings an especially “karmic” or fated feel to any violence that occurs at this time.  And, by this FM, at least some of the violence will have manifested leading this to be a time of sorrow and weeping for many.

Opportunity is present and signaled by Grand Trines that connect to the South Node / Neptune:

Full Moon 2016-08-18 Grand Trines

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We note that, while a true Kite is not present, signalling a strong opportunity, we have what has been called an “almost Kite” completed by Pluto.  Since Pluto is at the apex, we expect the “opportunity” to deal with death, police, intelligence agencies, or financial institutions (or some mix of those).

Full Moon 2016-08-18 Kite, Almost (2)

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Finally, the presence of a Yod signals that an important decision must be made.  We choose one path or the other and should never look back.  If we look back, we will only see the rosy picture of the other path and not the hidden dangers that peppered that choice.

Full Moon 2016-08-18 Yod

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For those interested, here is a list of New Moons for 2016, and here is a list of Full Moons for 2016.  For more information about the change of seasons in general, including the upcoming Summer Solstice, click here.  You may also be interested in Rare and Absent Patterns for 2016.

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Here are the similar Leo / Aquarius Full Moons for the period ranging from 1950 to 2050:

Solar Fire Gold Aug 15 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Sun in Le) AND (Mon in Aq) AND (Mon Opp Sun)
Search From: Jan 1 1950 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:56 am

Status: Finished – 92 matches

[3] Is Exact Jul 28 1950 10:17:37 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 16 1951 8:59:26 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 5 1952 1:40:01 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 14 1954 5:03:03 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 3 1955 1:30:10 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 21 1956 6:37:46 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 10 1957 7:08:16 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 30 1958 10:46:52 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 18 1959 6:50:34 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 6 1960 8:40:55 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 15 1962 2:09:12 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 5 1963 3:30:51 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 12 1965 2:22:10 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 1 1966 3:05:17 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 19 1967 9:26:41 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 8 1968 6:32:18 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 16 1970 10:15:22 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 6 1971 2:42:21 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 26 1972 2:23:33 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 13 1973 9:16:30 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 2 1974 10:57:02 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 21 1975 2:47:39 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 9 1976 6:43:29 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 30 1977 5:52:14 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 18 1978 5:14:01 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 7 1979 10:21:06 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 27 1980 1:53:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 15 1981 11:36:38 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 4 1982 5:33:46 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 23 1983 9:59:18 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 11 1984 10:43:12 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 31 1985 4:40:58 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 19 1986 1:54:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 9 1987 5:17:19 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 28 1988 10:25:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 16 1989 10:06:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 6 1990 9:19:27 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 13 1992 5:27:13 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 2 1993 7:09:38 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 21 1994 1:46:54 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 10 1995 1:15:33 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 30 1996 5:35:11 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 18 1997 5:55:27 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 7 1998 9:09:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 15 2000 0:12:39 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 4 2001 0:55:44 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 22 2002 5:29:16 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 11 2003 11:48:14 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 31 2004 1:05:11 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 19 2005 12:53:01 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 9 2006 5:53:59 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 29 2007 7:47:45 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 16 2008 4:16:29 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 5 2009 7:54:53 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 13 2011 1:57:30 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 1 2012 10:27:28 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 20 2013 8:44:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 10 2014 1:09:21 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 31 2015 5:42:54 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 18 2016 4:26:31 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 7 2017 1:10:34 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 15 2019 7:29:09 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 3 2020 10:58:38 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 22 2021 7:01:50 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 11 2022 8:35:35 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 1 2023 1:31:28 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 19 2024 1:25:35 pm (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 9 2025 2:54:50 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 29 2026 9:35:27 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 17 2027 2:28:24 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 5 2028 3:09:29 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 25 2029 8:35:24 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 13 2030 5:44:01 am (CDT +5:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 2 2031 7:45:14 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 20 2032 7:46:26 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 10 2033 12:07:16 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 30 2034 11:54:02 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 18 2035 6:59:50 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 6 2036 8:48:26 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 14 2038 4:56:17 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 4 2039 3:56:05 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 22 2040 3:09:05 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 11 2041 8:04:04 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 1 2042 11:32:41 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 20 2043 9:03:51 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 8 2044 3:13:12 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 28 2045 4:09:54 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 16 2046 8:49:23 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 5 2047 2:37:44 pm (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Jul 25 2048 3:33:08 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 13 2049 3:18:46 am (CST +6:00)
[3] Is Exact Aug 2 2050 8:19:37 pm (CST +6:00)

2016-08-02 New Moon in Leo (Mystic Rectangle and more)

July 30, 2016 at 7:34 pm | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Hele, Kite, Mystic Rectangle, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta | 4 Comments
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2016-08-02 New Moon in Leo (Mystic Rectangle and more)

The New Moon of August 2nd is characterized by a Mystic Rectangle that begins July 30th and persists until August 4th.  Mystic Rectangles are comparatively rare, but we note that 2016 has an abundant supply of them.  (Click Here to compare other New Moons of 2016.  And click here to compare the Full Moons of 2016.)

Hillary Clinton also has a Mystic Rectangle in her natal chart.

Here is the chart of the New Moon, filtered to identify the Mystic Rectangle:2016-08-02 New Moon (Leo, Mystic Rectangle).jpg

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The question remains: WHAT IS a Mystic Rectangle?  A variety of comments have been made, but analysis of astrological patterns is not discussed much elsewhere (that I have found) and I am left with the impression that it is a late 20th Century / early 21st Century innovation.  (I am sure someone “out there” has evidence to the contrary.  But, so far, I have not seen it.)  Here are some of the links we have found:

These all say the same thing: (1) they describe the pattern (two oppositions tethered together by sextiles and trines and (2) it is a rare but benevolent pattern.  On #2, some variance exists with some saying that it is merely “helpful” while others describe it as “golden.”  We think that it may include important lessons learned since we have seen it tied to certain traumatic events this year.

In any case, a window is open containing one from July 30th until August 4th of 2016, and the Leo New Moon is contained within that window.  Since what we call a “Kite Key” is also present (two interlaced Kites that are often associated with a Mystic Rectangle), we think that a rare window of opportunity is present here.  We suggest you seize it.

This New Moon also has a Hele (long term alliances) and Rosetta (short term alliances that might include treachery) present.  We present the New Moon filtered first for the Hele and then again for the Rosetta:

2016-08-02 New Moon (Leo, Hele)

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2016-08-02 New Moon (Leo, Rosetta)

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We think these patterns mostly speak for themselves and need little explanation to regular readers of this site.  But we will recap: the Hele (Venus / Uranus + Mars / Chiron) is about long term alliances and choosing between one side or the other.  (For this reason, we consider both the Hele and Rosetta as “polarizing” influences that lead to conflicts such as The Police (as a collective) versus the Black Lives Matter movement (as a collective).)  In this case, one side (leg) is Venus / Uranus (unusual romances or innovative finance, take your pick) and the other is Mars / Chiron (the Wounded Healer (health, education) in alliance with The Martians (Warriors such as police, military, and similar)).  You can pick one side or the other but not both.

The Rosetta has Mars / Chiron on one leg (and we note that is RATHER similar to Mars / Neptune) and Astraea / Vesta on the other leg (law and lawyers aligned with traditions and “the way we have always done things).  We think, among other things, this might involve the privacy battles between, on one side, Apple and the EFF (and most of the tech community), and, on the other side, the NSA and FBI (and most of the police and intelligence agencies).  Needless to say, elements within each “side” do not trust other elements within the same side.  Presenting a “unified front” is tricky.

This complex and sophisticated New Moon has more to offer.  Upon filtering for Kites, we found what we call a “Kite Key.”  This is a pair of interlaced Kites, and it represents a rare and incredible opportunity for those with “eyes to see it.”  Here is the same New Moon, filtered for the Kites (and “Kite Key”):

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We note that the Apex of this pattern is found in Vesta in Cancer: traditions and “how we have always done things” particularly with regard to home, oceans, graves (and graveyards), and anything having to do with water or any kind of “final resting place.”

The underlying Grand Trine is composed of asteroids, and if you do not use those then you can disregard much of what we are saying.  (But, we think most of the audience DOES want to here what we have to say.)  Here is the same chart, filtered for the Grand Trine underlying the Kites:

2016-08-02 New Moon (Grand Water Trine)

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Finally, a Yod is present.  That means you MUST make an important decision.  You can choose one side or the other, but you cannot choose both.  Here is the same New Moon, filtered for the Yod:

2016-08-02 New Moon (Leo, Yod)

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The last time we had a New Moon on August 2nd was 1970.  If you were born on that date (August 2nd of 1970) then this NM represents a special turning point for you.  We would argue that the same is probably true, also, for those born on August 1st or August 3rd.

Next is a list of Leo New Moons from 1950 until 2050.

Solar Fire Gold Jul 30 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Sun in Le) AND (Mon in Le) AND (Mon Cnj Sun)
Search From: Jan 1 1950 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:56 am

Status: Finished – 95 matches

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Full Moon 2016-07-19 Diamond Pattern

July 18, 2016 at 8:59 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Diamonds, Hard Rectangle, Kite, Lunations, Mystic Rectangle, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Special Days, Thor's Hammer | 5 Comments
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Full Moon 2016-07-19 Diamond Pattern

The Full Moon of July 19th of 2016 has a rare diamond pattern in it.


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We will have more to say about this FM as it approaches perfection, but you need to know now that this indicates we are in a window of rare and powerful importance.  Diamond patterns are rare, and we had one on the Winter’s Solstice of 2012 (when many people predicted the end of the world).  We are not at the “end of the world,” but we (collectively) are facing major change, and this diamond pattern confirms that.

This is likely the most pattern rich lunation we have seen since we started the blog in 2008.  (But, you might want to compare this to the Full Moon of May 21st, also an important lunation this year.)  The following patterns are included in this particular lunation:

  • Diamond
  • Rosetta (several)
  • Hard Rectangle (has been associated with violence when not properly channeled)
  • Mystic Rectangle (a sign of rare opportunity and present in Hillary Clinton’s birth chart)
  • Kites (two, interlaced; signs of powerful opportunity)
  • Thor’s Hammer (aka God’s Fist, a pair of them in an incredibly rare configuration resembling a Star of David)
  • Grand Cross (sometimes associated with violence as we saw in late June of this year)
  • A Yod (sign of a decision; a “fork in the road” where we must decide with no turning back)

We will have more to say in the hours that come as this FM perfects, but we are just getting the basics out there for anyone else interested in patterns.  Let’s face it: we live in unusual times, and the days really are bringing new, and sometimes disturbing, events.

The Rosetta is a sign of quick alliances that might turn to treachery or deceit later.  Pick your “friends” carefully at this time.  This chart has SEVERAL of them:


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We have seen the Hard Rectangle previously associated with violence this year.  (Compare the Hard Rectangle of April 22nd.)  This FM has one of those, also:


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The Mystic Rectangle is also particularly rare.  We note that Hillary Clinton’s birth chart has one of these.  They bring special gifts and opportunities to a person, and they bring the same to a window of time and the events in that same window of time.


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We note that in addition to containing the Full Moon itself (Cancer Sun opposed by Capricorn Moon), that the Mystic Rectangle also contains Astraea (law and lawyers) in Virgo (healthcare and accounting) opposite Chiron (the Wounded Healer and Teacher) in Pisces.  I bet major changes are happening that involve BOTH the legal system and the healthcare system.  (We may not be publicly aware of them, but they are happening.  The story will eventually come out.)

On a personal level, it is best to take care of either set of matters (legal system, healthcare, accounting / record keeping, and educational) at this time.  This is, clearly, a turning point.

We have two interlaced kites present.  This could be considered to be a “kite key” or something similar.  These are not just “kites” (windows of opportunity), they are “super kites” (huge windows of opportunity, if you have the eyes to see it).


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We note that these Kites CONTAIN the Mystic Rectangle WITHIN them!  Open your eyes: something special is waiting for you!  We note that a similar pattern occurred with the Winters Solstice of 2015.

An incredibly rare pair of Thor’s Hammers are also present.  These are INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, but they also contain the power to “get things done.”  Channel that energy (and anger) into a constructive process that harnesses the opportunity (opportunities, really) that are present.


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We call this unusual pair of Thor’s Hammer patterns a “Thor’s Hammer Star.”  (But, if you like to call them the “God’s Fist” patterns, then we would call this the “Star of God” pattern.  Truly this signals that God / the Universe / your Higher Power is speaking to you now.  Please listen!)  We note that each of the nodes (“Rahu” and “Ketu”) are each at the apex of each Thor’s Hammer pattern.  The nodes are considered “fate” or “karma” by many astrologers.

Also present is a Grand Cross.  The mutable grand cross of late June was discussed much by a number of astrologers.  The consensus was that it was associated with the shakeups and violence of that period.


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We note that this is a CARDINAL Grand Cross.  The Mutable Grand Cross was about ENDINGS and cleaning things out.  This one is about launching new things, though we may still want to do some “cleaning out” during the next two weeks of the waning moon.

A Yod is also present:


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Yods are places where we MUST make a decision.  Even “deciding not to decide” (abdication) is a decision.  We are at a fork in the road.  We must choose and never look back.  The other path will always “look better,” but it, too, had its difficulties.  The time to decide is at hand.

Finally, we note the presence of a Grand Trine.  It is contained within the heart of the pair of kites we mentioned earlier.  It brings “good times” and can make us lazy when we should be working.  Do not let the opportunity slip by you.


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We will add more, later, as we approach perfection of this FM.  But, for now, we have covered “the basics.”  And, in this case, those “basics” present to us very much to consider and act upon.

Other commentators on this Full Moon:

Mundane (non-astrology) on this FM:


Gemini New Moon 2016-06-04 (Grand Cross, Grand Trine, and Rosetta)

June 5, 2016 at 1:32 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Special Days | 23 Comments
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Gemini New Moon 2016-06-04 (Grand Cross, Grand Trine, and Rosetta)

We are writing this post a few hours in hindsight, a bit more than four hours after perfection.  We note that the annual Sun Square Jupiter aspect perfected earlier today.  (We will minimize duplication of the commentary on the earlier aspect.)

This is a dynamic New Moon (NM) and an important one, and much has been written by others because of the presence of a Grand Cross (GC).  This is a longer term GC which involves outer planets (notably Saturn, Neptune, and Jupiter), but the NM itself is (1) conjunct Venus and (2) forms the fourth leg of the GC.  Grand Crosses are relatively rare even when using asteroids (Chiron, Juno, Pallas, Vesta, and Ceres as well as others such as Hygeia and Astraea) or calculated points (North Node, South Node, Vertex, and so forth).  But this GC uses “real” planets, and that, by itself, is enough to make it a popular subject of discussion, interpretation, and speculation.

Maybe even more notable is that it is a mutable GC, and these invariably signify endings of some kind.  With a NM near the end of the Mecury Retrograde shadow, after the Direct Station, all are seeking to move forward and launch new projects.  AND you *CAN* do that, but these projects are more in the order of reaping what you have sewn.  Think of these projects as specifically being built on the past and what you have accomplished (or failed to accomplish).  This is your window to take stock and act accordingly.

And, on the outside chance you are uncertain about that, let me be clear: the upcoming Full Moon has a CARDINAL Grand Cross in it, and, oddly, that is about beginnings.  It tells us that the “cleanup period” between that Full Moon and the next New Moon is all about launching truly new projects.  (I am NOT saying you should launch during a waning moon.  I AM saying it is time you consider the option of COMPLETELY starting your life from the ground up and, absent that, questioning every assumption in your life about how things “have to be” with an eye to junking what is not working for you any more and doing things that are TRULY NEW in the most fundamental way possible.  This is your chance to TRULY change the train you are on.)

Whether all of us realize it or not, we are undergoing a large scale shift that is operating in many areas of our lives.  The current state of affairs of the United States Presidential election reflects that.  People feel strongly.  I will avoid becoming too political here, as I ordinarily avoid that, but many people object to the political system as it stands, and I mean many conservative people object as well as the more obvious liberal objections seeking “change.”  But what we see as election politics reflects deeper and more profound problems and issues.  And, they are not just in the United States.  This is a global phenomenon.

The late Jonathon Cainer, an astrologer whose work I followed, wrote of this a number of times when he spoke of the “bell” (Uranus Square Pluto) that would “toll seven times.”  Cainer was both a poet and a giant (as well as a bit of a character), and his voice will be missed.  (But we are happy that Oscar appears to be carrying the torch now.)  Jonathon Cainer stressed the point repeatedly: Uranus Square Pluto will bring HUGE global changes beyond anything we have seen (at least in recent generations if “ever”).  I agree.

By itself, that would be enough, and nothing more need be said.  But the fact is that we have an amazing series of patterns coming in the next few months starting now (and with the upcoming Full Moon).  Those of you who are astrologers know what I am talking about.  I see more of you writing about patterns this year, and I strongly suspect at least some of you have looked at certain pages I put up in late 2015, such as Rare and Absent Patterns in 2016 and, more generally, the 2016 Overview.  Whether or not you are an astrologer, if you like to do advanced planning to organize your life, then I suspect you should peek at those pages.

We also recommend you compare the Gemini New Moon of 2015 (last year) and the Taurus New MooooN of a month ago.  And by “compare,” I do not mean just peek at my pages.  Pull out your journal (you know the one, the one I recommend you keep, and, yes, I am chastising you like your mother would if you are not doing it, especially after telling you about FutureMe) and compare this month to last month, this month this year to this month last year.  You reap what you sew, but there MUST be some opportunity there.  This New Moon tells us that.  You must have “eyes to see.”

That said, and keeping in mind just how powerful the upcoming Full Moon / Solstice will be, we present the chart for the Gemini New Moon of 2016 with the Mutable Grand Cross (MGC):

2016-06-04 New Moon (Grand Cross)

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In case you were not already aware, an AMAZING number of squares are present in this chart.  Children born at this time will be nothing short of revolutionary.  I knew a woman, deceased within the past few months, who was born with a similar birth chart.  She was the most gifted numerologist I ever met (I confess, I simply have NO idea how Numerology works, but she was completely accurate), and she had a greater ability to anger people (most people, even delicate ones, said “p*ss off” people) than almost anyone else I knew. She made people ANGRY with her criticism!  I tolerated her barbs because I really liked her (and I knew she liked me), but most did not.  Nevertheless, she was a very prosperous businesswoman here in Dallas, and all those squares left an impression on me.  (And, at least from my vantage point, she will be missed.  I liked her.)  This chart looks like that, but maybe even MORE squares than she had!

Interpret that however you choose.  As mentioned earlier, many others have written interpretations of this:

Adventuring Inward on this New Moon

Asha Maria on this New Moon (Sidereal Interpretation, Signs are different)

Astro All-Starz on this New Moon (Madame Butterfly)

Astro-Awakenings (Sarah Varcas) on this New Moon

AstroMaestroGuy on this New Moon

Collective Evolution on this New Moon

Cristina Laird on this New Moon

Cycles of Healing on this New Moon

Divine Harmony on this New Moon

Esoteric Aroma on this New Moon

Holiday Mathis on this New Moon

Kelley Rosano on this New Moon

Lea Kennedy on this New Moon

Light Everyday on this New Moon (Take Yourself on a Date!)

Living and Loving Your Best on this New Moon

Maria Wonder on this New Moon

Michelle McClunan on this New Moon

Misfit Mystic Blog on this New Moon

Mosaic of the Soul on this New Moon

Mystic Mamma on this New Moon

Readings by Yerevan on this New Moon

Sarah Fuhro Starflower Academy on this New Moon

Stag and Chariot on this New Moon

Tara Greene on this New Moon

The Walden Moon on this New Moon

Venus Lotus on this New Moon

Viva Combusta (Clarissa) on this New Moon

Willpower Astrology on this New Moon

BUT, we would like to add that the Grand Cross is NOT the only pattern in this chart.  It is clearly the most striking of the patterns, but it is NOT the ONLY pattern.  We also have a Grand Earth Trine (opportunity!) and a Rosetta (alliances, but typically short-lived and a risk of treachery later).  We present the chart for the Grand Earth Trine (Pluto, Jupiter, Mercury) first.  We also note that Grand Water Trines are associated with the opportunity to make quite a bit of money, but we think this Grand Earth Trine (with Jupiter and Pluto involved) has that same ability, maybe even more so.  The next two weeks could be a rather large “money maker” for those with “eyes to see.”  Here is the chart:

2016-06-04 New Moon (Grand Trines)

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Please do note that the North Node is involved in this Grand Trine, also, and that is all about “Karma” (again, reaping what you have sewn) as well as “hard work.”

Finally, we have the Rosetta.  Let us be clear: a Rosetta can accomplish a huge amount of work in a short time.  But the relationships are short-lived, and the potential for treachery exists.  We also note that one leg of the Grand Earth Trine is embedded in this Rosetta.  Here is the chart:

2016-06-04 New Moon (Rosetta)

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The next two weeks will gave gotcha and glitches associated with the Grand Cross.  And you can focus on those, or you can focus on the opportunity that will come to you.  The choice is yours.

Jupiter Square Saturn 2016-05-26

May 23, 2016 at 12:30 am | Posted in 2016, 5th Harmonic, Astrology, biseptile, Hele, Higher Order Aspects, Kite, Predictions, Rosetta, septile, septiles, Thor's Hammer | 8 Comments
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Jupiter Square Saturn 2016-05-26

First, you might want to peek at our analysis of this aspect on March 23, 2016 and August 3, 2015.  The perfection of today’s square is the third in a three party sequence, and we will not see a similar pattern repeat until 2024 / 2025.

Before we address the regular patterns, we should note some remarkable fifth harmonic activity.  Two triangular patterns composed of fifth harmonic activity are present.  One is formed by Juno (in Scorpio; trust v. betrayal, wives, sisters, daughters) at the apex and Sun in Gemini on one leg and Chiron in Pisces on the other.  This Jupiter / Saturn square has this particularly powerful pattern in play.  Jupiter/Saturn aspects are associated with changes in the financial markets, and we note that issues of trust (Juno) have become important (if you do not know this, then you need to watch “The Big Short” and “Money Monster“).

The other triangular pattern has Uranus at the apex, Mars on one leg, and the North Node on the other leg.  As with the first triangular pattern, each leg is a BiQuintile aspect (144 degrees) with Mars / Node separated by a quintile.  We can expect surprises.

All of this fifth harmonic activity signals the potential for  creative breakthroughs and genius level solutions, possibly to problems in the financial markets.

Here is the chart for perfection of Jupiter square Saturn, filtered for fifth harmonic aspects:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (5th Harmonic)

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Seventh harmonic aspects are also active (not quite as active as fifth harmonic), and we present the same chart filtered for those:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (7th Harmonic)

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Sun, Ceres, and North Node in a triangular seventh harmonic aspect tell us that some “karma” may need to be considered at this time, and that karma especially deals with feast and famine (literally, in terms of food, and metaphorically, in terms of finances).

The more ordinary patterns (if you can at all consider them that) are a Kite (opportunity), Hele (stable long term alliances), Rosetta (unstable long term alliances), and a Thor’s Hammer (aka God’s Fist, and an indicator of possible danger or violence).

The kite, combined with the fifth harmonic patterns previously described, tells us that an amazing opportunity is available at this time:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Kite)

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One variant of the kite has Jupiter / Neptune, Mercury, and Pluto in the formation (and includes the current and ongoing Grand Earth Trine in it).  Let’s be clear the opportunity for someone to make quite a bit of money exists here.

The other variant tells us that the Nodes are present (instead of Jupiter / Neptune), and hard work will be necessary and the lure of “easy money” will be strong.  We offer this advice: be careful.  Financial markets are typically “zero sum games” (at least in the short term), and for someone to “win” someone else must “lose.”

The Hele represents both the opportunity (and need) for long term alliances, especially to take advantage of the opportunity:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Hele)

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The Rosetta is a bit more thorny: it represents short-term allegiances (and the potential for betrayal from a long term perspective).  Hele and Rosetta TOGETHER always send this message: “pick your friends carefully!”

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Rosetta)

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Finally, we have the Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist).  Extreme behavior (including the potential for violence and/or explosions) may be present the week of the perfection of this aspect:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Thor's Hammer)

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We will not present the “long term analysis” information in this post since that would duplicate the work already done here.


In Memory of Cainer

May 19, 2016 at 6:30 am | Posted in 2016, Astrology, BadDays, Diamonds, Events, FamousPeople, Hard Rectangle, Kite, NatalChartAnalysis, Patterns, Rosetta, Special Days, Square Key, Stretched Pentagrams | 2 Comments
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Some time over a decade ago, and before I started this blog, I discovered the work of Jonathon Cainer.  He was a standard “Sun sign” style newspaper astrologer in the UK, but he was also much more than that.  His daily entries had a remarkable quality to them that I describe as “philosophical.”  While others, myself included, would focus in on the details of what, say, a Sagittarius Moon / Gemini Sun type full moon had to say, Cainer would zoom out and speak in lyrical words of poetry about the bigger picture of such a turn of events.

He was, in a word, inspiring.

So, I was disappointed to discover this morning, May 19th, that he had passed away on May 2nd of this year, 2016.  No chance now of him reading that email that I kept thinking about sending him for years but then not sending because I wanted to remain anonymous.  No chance of somehow showing up in England and having a chance encounter where I might speak to him for a moment.  The windows are closed, and the best I can do is an analysis of his birth and death charts (based on available data) in his memory.

His birth chart is remarkable, having both a Stretched Pentagram and a Diamond in it.  These tend to be rather rare, and he had both of them.  We show the birth chart for the Stretched Pentagram first:

Cainer (Birth, Stretched Pentagram)

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It is the kind of chart, from the perspective of patterns, that is nothing short of amazing.  Here is the birth chart, again, with the Diamond highlighted:

Cainer (Birth, Diamond, Beginner)

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Much of the Diamond and Stretched Pentagram overlap.  The evening of Winter’s Solstice 2012 (aka “The End of the World as We Know It”) had a Diamond in it, and while 2012 came and went without the end of the world, we can say that this period of years, marked by the Uranus / Pluto squares (or, as Cainer called it: “the bell tolls seven times”) has been remarkable in changes and upheaval (“Arab Spring,” “Black Lives Matter,” the dominance of “smart phones” in our collective lives, the candidacy of Donald Trump for President, etc.)

Cainer had other patterns also.  He had a “Square Key” which is really two interlocked “Huber Learning Triangles.”  These tell us what his biography said: he worked through some rather intense “karma” to reach the point he did in life.  Life was not particularly easy for him in the beginning, and arguably it was probably fairly tough even after he had acquired fortune and fame.

Here is the chart filtered for the Square Key:

Cainer (Birth, Square Key)

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Just in case that was not enough, he also had a “Double Yod Key” (DYK).  This tells us he was face with many tough decisions, the kind where you always look back and wonder “what if I had taken the other path”?  Filtered for DYK:

Cainer (Birth, Double Yod Key)

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The DYK is hard to see because it is built into his other patterns.  But, if we filter for yods, we find three of them, and they are a bit more obvious:

Cainer (Birth, Double Yods)

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This is NOT an “easy” life.  It is spent worrying about “what if” I had done something else.  But Cainer was also born with the ability to accomplish much, and he did.

Cainer (Birth, Rosetta, Beginner)

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Finally, we see a Rosetta in the birth chart.  We interpret this as “unstable alliances,” and from what we know this was true as well.  He moved back and forth between newspapers as shifting alliances pushed him to do just that.

If we filter for a Grand Cross we do not find one, but if we filter for T-Squares, then a slightly “loose” Grand Cross is obviously present (and a source of tremendous energy and the ability to “get things done”):

Cainer (Birth, T-Squares)

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A 5th Harmonic filter shows a triangular pattern (two quintiles and a biquintile) involving Mars, Pallas, and Venus:

Cainer (Birth, 5th Harmonic)

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We might add here that his highly activated Neptune near Midheaven is an indicator of psychic abilities.  It can also indicate alcohol or drug problems or some kind of involvement (he did manage a bar at one point).  We suspect that he felt many people “pulling” on him.  (Neptune can be the savior / martyr complex as well.)

Seventh harmonic in the birth chart also contains a triangular pattern and is sufficiently activated to indicate, again, these “karmic” issues to work through:

Cainer (Birth, 7th Harmonic)

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Vesta/Hygeia, Neptune, and Sun compose the triangular pattern and indicate, again, both psychic abilities and physical illness as well.  (We suspect that long term / chronic illness may have plagued him but that he did not disclose it publicly.)

Now to the death chart.  A single pattern dominates: a hard rectangle!

Cainer (Death, Hard Rectangle)

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One other pattern is present in the death chart: a Kite (if you are willing to use North / South lunar nodes):

Cainer (Death, Kite)

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We note that the remainder of the kite is formed by Mercury and Pluto, both retrograde.  It is almost as if the cosmic said “OK we will give you a little more time to accomplish something, and then it is time to go.”  We may never know what that “something” was because it likely dealt with family and financial matters.  But he had received a reprieve of some kind from what was likely a “close call” of some kind earlier.  (Again, we will likely never be able to confirm or deny this.)  This kite also says that someone, somehow, greatly benefited from his death!  (What could that mean?)

Seventh Harmonic is also interesting:

Cainer (Death, 7th Harmonic)

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Mars, Astraea, and Sun are involved in a triangular 7th harmonic pattern (made of a TriSeptile and two BiSeptiles).  We wonder if some kind of legal issues were about to emerge at the time of his death.  (Again, we would bet that this is something private despite 2 out of 3 planets being above ground.)

Finally, we present the bi-wheel without patterns or much analysis except to note that his second Saturn return was upon him (and the one for the author of this blog is not too far away either).  Saturn returns often “take us home,” and that is what happened for him.

Cainer BiWheel

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We have little more to add to this analysis, especially since we prefer our readers dig into it for themselves.  But, he was a giant in the field, and he will be missed.  And, as an aside, my own coming Saturn return leaves me rather “nervous.”

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