Grand Trines (archived version as of 2020-05-23)


  • New Moon is May 22nd (Sun / Moon in Gemini)
  • May 22nd Mercury square Neptune
  • May 24th / 25th Mercury quincunx Pluto
  • May 24th / 25th Mars sextile Uranus
  • May 26th Mercury quincunx Jupiter
  • May 28th Mercury enters Cancer
  • May 29th Sun sextile Chiron
  • May 29th Mercury quincunx Saturn
  • June 2nd Venus square Mars
  • June 3rd Sun conjunct Venus
  • June 5th Lunar Eclipse
  • June 5th Mercury sextile Uranus
  • June 5th Mercury square Chiron
  • June 6th Sun square Mars (Annual Aspect)
  • June 13th Mars conjunct Neptune
  • June 11th Venus sextile Chiron
  • June 11th Sun square Neptune
  • June 13th Mars conjunct Neptune
  • June 14th Sun quincunx Pluto
  • June 16th Sun quincunx Jupiter
  • June 17th / 18th Mercury Retrograde Station
  • June 18th Mars sextile Pluto
  • June 21st Summer Solstice
  • June 21st Solar Eclipse

Opinion (tl;dr)

The price of being Promethean is that you re-think almost everything routinely.  Throw in even a little Scorpio, and you cannot avoid having the Phoenix rise from its ashes over and again.

For some, I know this rest of this page will be “tl;dr.”  Regulars will persist.

That said, I will be changing everything again.  I will limit my reblogs.  Most other bloggers like them, but a tiny handful hate them.  They take a HUGE amount of time.  Even streamlined, they take two hours, or more, daily to “do them right.”  They can easily consume six hours a day, a job without pay.

However, the experience has been far more educational than I can begin to sayI think I understand why thousands of degree programs exist for writers (who dream of fame and fortune) but none (that I know of) for aspiring publishers (who perform countless hours of thankless work for projects that are often losers).

Nobody wants to pay thousands of dollars of tuition for a plan that involves hard work and not much recognition as a curator or publisher.  But many will pay thousands of tuition dollars for the dream of fame and fortune as a writer.

Therefore, (1) I am not doing the reblogs on a regular basis from this point forward (that was mostly true anyway); and (2) my most regular reblogs will be from a small group of bloggers whose work I adore and who are agreeable to reblogs, notably:

If you LIKE for me to reblog your work (and, therefore, expand your audience) and do not see your name on the list, do not despair.  These are just the regulars that immediately come to mind at the moment.  Other astrology blogs will be added as well as those on other topics.

Unlike certain other bloggers, I have no plans to charge for reblogs.

My policy of reciprocating follows for most of those who follow me (except obvious spammers or those whose content I find objectionable) will continue.  With the noted exceptions, if you follow my blog, I will (usually) follow back.  However, if you are new and do NOT have a “Reblog” button, then I will not be reposting your content or plan to otherwise engage.

My own astrology work will also be restructured.  I plan to resurrect Mystic Rectangles as a repository of astrological calendar pages. (Maybe I am one of the few followers of that, but that is acceptable to me.  I originally developed it as a covert way to have access to astrology calendar pages when I was travelling.  I did NOT like the idea of “TSA” finding a “Daily Planetary Guide” in my luggage.  Ditto for astrology software on any laptop I might have with me.  Mystic Rectangles circumvented that problem and still does.)

The Irregular Oracle will be just that: irregular, with no promises (implicit, explicit, or otherwise) of when, or even “if,” I will write forecasts. We will continue to play with Lost Dudeist Astrology; it is too much fun to let go and has too big of a following.

The rest (Full Moons Only, New Moons Only, Retrogrades Only and others) I have not decided, but they are rather low traffic AND the complainers about reblogs have tended to be lunar bloggers.  I have seen this elsewhere, and if you have ever had a successful venture, you probably have too.  As one site put it:

I hate [to] break the news to you, but there are a lot of customers with whom you don’t want to do business. Even more concerning is that there are customers you don’t want, but with whom you are indeed currently doing business.

This situation illustrates one of the great truths in life: bloggers like Violet’s Vegan Comics are genteel and personable, along with having over 10,000 followers and excellent work. (I think those things go together.)  But SOME lunar bloggers with MAYBE 20 followers are terrified of reblogs and can be a coarse variant of antagonistic.  (I think those things also go together.)  (And, maybe, I might just stop reblogging, or following, anybody new with less than 100 followers. Not sure yet.)

I am leaning towards writing a SHORT weekly forecast on Weekly Forecasts each week.  I am contemplating starting a new astrology blog, but, if I do, it will be an extreme departure from my current work.  (However, anyone who has watched my work carefully over the years will not be surprised.) IF I start that blog, it will be highly experimental in nature and quite different in certain ways from my previous work.

The work closest to what I have in mind is that of JBuss.  I particularly like his work with patterns and asteroids.  I have been working with patterns since 2008, but not with the level of expanded objects (asteroids and others) that he uses.

He also has identified a number of novel patterns that I have not seen discussed elsewhere.  (Astrolabe and the developers of SolarFire: any chance you can add some of JBuss’ patterns?)  More than others, that path seems to be “calling” me.  Someone, at some point, will develop a dedicated astrological software tool that can work with these more advanced patterns.  I believe that (collectively) we have only scratched the surface of what can be learned from astrological patterns.

For those who use and interpret them, Marsout and Sunout monthly calendars (both tropical geocentric and heliocentric) are further down this page.

(I plan to continue this, for now.)

  • Click -> here <- for our blog posts. (Opens in new tab.)


  • May 14th Mars trine North Node
  • May 15th Sun trine Pluto (and more, a complex day)
  • May 16th Mercury sesquiquadrate Pluto, Mercury binovile Neptune
  • May 17th Sun trine Jupiter
  • May 18th A number of higher order aspects; an unusual day
  • May 19th Similar to May 18th
  • May 20th Sun enters Gemini
  • May 21st Higher order aspects, including Mercury biseptile Mars
  • New Moon is May 22nd (Sun / Moon in Gemini)

We were gone for about two years.  Wondering what happened?  Click -> here <-

Click Here for Version Archived on 2020-03-15



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Older Material


We started a few new blogs, spinoffs, in April (of 2017), and they might interest you:

  • (The) Irregular Oracle
    (A repository of our forecasts and whatever else strikes our fancy.)
  • Retrogrades Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on retrogrades; many reblogs!)
  • Full Moons Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on Full Moons; many reblogs!)
  • New Moons Only (Just what it says: all posts focus on Full Moons; many reblogs!)

Getting the bugs out of a new blog takes, at a minimum, a few days or a week, and possibly as much as a few months. While these specialty blogs are on hold for the moment, I hope to resurrect them “soon” (some time in 2018).

This Week in Astrology

Conventional webmaster wisdom says you do not direct people to a site other than one of your own.  That said, we go against that wisdom here by recommending you take a look at “This Week in Astrology.”

Want to dig even DEEPER?  Try Jessica Davidson’s Resources for Astrologers

(Please be certain to thank those providers!)

Need to convert time zones?  Try this.

Lost Dudeist Astrology (and others)

Many people prefer our sibling site “Lost Dudeist Astrology,” a spinoff from this one.  On Grandtrines, we focus almost entirely on astrology, astrological forecasts, astrological analysis of current events and other astrology topics.

Most of our readers prefer that approach, but some want a wider diet.  Lost Dudeist Astrology (the name is based on “The Dude” and “Dudeism“) is almost entirely reblogs of astrology, numerology, tarot card based predictions, some pinups, and sometimes controversial (or “tinfoil hat,” sometimes called “fake news”) topics.  Think of it as being a bit like a metaphysics website with a “National Enquirer” or “Star” feel to it.  We also maintain the following sites:

  • Mystic Rectangles: monthly (Marsout) aspectarians and low volume of posts; excellent for subscriptions; best fit for astrology for mobile devices.
  • Weekly Forecasts is just what the name says: weekly forecasts posted once a week for the upcoming week with some reblogs of similar material from other bloggers.  [As of 2017-01-01: Our own work is on hold indefinitely, but we plan to continue reblogs of weekly and monthly forecasts of others.]

You may also be interested in the reblogs of content by other astrologers on the posts page.  We are working on a project on Long Term Forecasts.  Frankly, we do not expect to complete this project in our lifetime.  Your feedback, as we go, is appreciated.

Editorial: A Short Missive to Astrologers Who Read This Blog

 Looking for the most current posts?  (Including Reblogs.)

Click -> here <-

Our Thanks to:

Many thanks to the site Tableizer  which helps us in preparing the occasional table for this site.

Time Zones

Notes: Our work is set in the Central time zone (CST / CDT) in Plano TX (a Dallas TX suburb, part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex).  To adjust for your location (1) EST/EDT: add one hour; (2) MST/MDT subtract one hour; (3) PST/PDT: subtract two hours; (4) for UTC and other zones, try this.

Lunations for 2020

Enters Jan 9 2020 8:41:39 pm (CST +6:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Jan 10 2020 1:21:11 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 11 2020 2:08:04 am (CST +6:00)

Enters Jan 23 2020 6:55 pm (CST +6:00)
New Moon Is Exact Jan 24 2020 3:41:53 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 25 2020 8:32:09 am (CST +6:00)

Enters Feb 8 2020 9:49:42 am (CST +6:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Feb 9 2020 1:33:09 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 9 2020 1:39:17 pm (CST +6:00)

Enters Feb 22 2020 11:51:44 am (CST +6:00)
New Moon Is Exact Feb 23 2020 9:31:53 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 24 2020 2:59:22 am (CST +6:00)

Enters Mar 8 2020 9:38:50 pm (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Mar 9 2020 12:47:37 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Mar 10 2020 0:31:16 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Mar 23 2020 6:24:51 am (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Mar 24 2020 4:28:05 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Mar 24 2020 10:07:31 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters Apr 7 2020 6:32:41 am (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Apr 7 2020 9:34:58 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Apr 8 2020 9:18:36 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Apr 21 2020 11:31:36 pm (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Apr 22 2020 9:25:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Apr 23 2020 2:51:13 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters May 6 2020 2:21:32 pm (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact May 7 2020 5:45:07 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 7 2020 5:49:44 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters May 21 2020 3:23:25 pm (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact May 22 2020 12:38:45 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 23 2020 5:27:13 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Jun 4 2020 10:05:40 pm (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Jun 5 2020 2:12:16 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jun 6 2020 2:53:28 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Jun 20 2020 5:27:43 am (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Jun 21 2020 1:41:19 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jun 21 2020 5:36:48 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters Jul 4 2020 6:41:51 am (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Jul 4 2020 11:44:17 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 5 2020 1:10:19 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters Jul 19 2020 5:31:26 pm (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Jul 20 2020 12:32:50 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 21 2020 3:30:25 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Aug 2 2020 4:56:43 pm (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Aug 3 2020 10:58:38 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 4 2020 1:10:41 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Aug 18 2020 3:47:17 am (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Aug 18 2020 9:41:31 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 19 2020 11:48:49 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Sep 1 2020 5:25:15 am (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Sep 2 2020 0:21:56 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 2 2020 3:14:49 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters Sep 16 2020 12:53:48 pm (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Sep 17 2020 6:00:04 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 17 2020 7:34:35 pm (CDT +5:00)

Enters Sep 30 2020 8:27:07 pm (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Oct 1 2020 4:05:08 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 2 2020 7:26:30 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Oct 15 2020 9:44:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
New Moon Is Exact Oct 16 2020 2:30:55 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 17 2020 3:55:30 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Oct 30 2020 1:54:08 pm (CDT +5:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Oct 31 2020 9:49:01 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Nov 1 2020 1:17:47 am (CDT +5:00)

Enters Nov 14 2020 6:10:57 am (CST +6:00)
New Moon Is Exact Nov 14 2020 11:07:04 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 15 2020 12:44:59 pm (CST +6:00)

Enters Nov 29 2020 7:52:25 am (CST +6:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Nov 30 2020 3:29:33 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 30 2020 6:37:47 pm (CST +6:00)

Enters Dec 13 2020 4:44:11 pm (CST +6:00)
New Moon Is Exact Dec 14 2020 10:16:27 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 15 2020 0:27:23 am (CST +6:00)

Enters Dec 29 2020 2:43:27 am (CST +6:00)
Full Moon Is Exact Dec 29 2020 9:28:05 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 30 2020 11:50:44 am (CST +6:00)


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