New Moon of January 2015

January 14, 2015 at 6:49 am | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 9 Comments
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We present, first, the New Moon chart for January of 2015, set in Plano and unfiltered (with regard to aspects):

2015-01-20 New Moon (Full, Basic)

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We note that this is a complex and active New Moon with many aspects.  The Moon/Sun conjoin at 0 Aquarius, a particularly potent point that follows similar new moons in recent months.  Before we go further, let us say this: this is one New Moon you will “feel.”  It will not come and go unnoticed.  At least one major shift will happen in your life near this date.

We note that another New Moon in Aquarius occurs February 18th.  That is similar to an astrological “blue moon” (second full moon in a particular sign), and occurs a few days after Mercury goes direct.  Expect to push forward at that time with new projects and ideas that come to you between now and then.

Picking “where to begin” is difficult, but we start by noting a “hard rectangle” pattern:

2015-01-20 New Moon Hard Rectangle (Basic)

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Pluto, Venus, Jupiter, and Hygeia are involved.  While each contributes, Pluto is particularly important because of its tight square with the north node (fate, karma), to be discussed next.

Venus and Jupiter are typically benevolent.  Hygeia puts a healthcare spin into the mix.  We expect the expected problems here, namely a flu epidemic that involves a strain that this year’s flu shot does not protect against.  (I am not making a major prediction; I am merely echoing a confirmation of what we already know.)  What might change with this new moon (NM) is that the mortality / morbidity rate may be a bit higher than “we” had expected.

Here are the squares and oppositions (“hard aspects”) associated with this NM.  We note that the Pluto/Node square is particularly tight (powerful) on this occasion:

2015-01-20 New Moon Squares (Basic)

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We note that this Pluto / Node (Death / Karma) line particularly strongly affects the Middle East at this time:

2015-01-20 New Moon Middle East Map

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Wonder how that will play out.

This NM has grand trines, and it almost has a kite:

2015-01-20 New Moon Grand Trines (Basic)

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Uranus / Juno / Pallas form this one, and we are not sure what to expect from that mix.  Uranus is surprises, Juno is trust issues, this source describes Pallas as “strategic command in both the warrior and the peaceful general.”  The North Node potentiates this mix in a “near kite”:

2015-01-20 New Moon Kite Almost (1) (Basic)

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Some people will have great advantage from this New Moon.  Many will be compelled to action.

The West Indies are active and interesting with a Saturn / Jupiter (financial changes, probably favorable and possibly involving Wall Street in New York) crossing happening near Freeport, and Mars + Neptune lines passing through Puerto Rico (much change of some kind there!):

2015-01-20 New Moon West Indies Map

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Cuba continues to be an active part of this mix as well.

The U.S. map is interesting.  A Pluto line passes through the U.S. but avoids most population centers (except Denver).  Baltimore, and points east, is highly activated.  Here is the U.S. map:

2015-01-20 New Moon US Map

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Here is the New Moon chart relocated to Baltimore.

2015-01-20 New Moon Baltimore (Full, Basic)

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Note that Mercury is near Ascendant, Saturn at Midheaven, and Jupiter on the Descendant.  This combination indicates certain kinds of highly precise operations of some kind, possibly financial operations.  Sagittarians with late November birthdays living in this region will be particularly affected.  So will mid August Leos and late January / early February Aquarians.

Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

2015-01-20 New Moon Europe Map

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Here is the map for Australia / New Zealand.  While the many lines mostly go through the sparsely populated interior, Mars and Neptune lines do affect Perth.  Tasmania is also activated:

2015-01-20 New Moon Aus NZ Map

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Here is the ever complex Southeast Asia map.  We withhold commentary except to say that Indonesia is highly activated:

2015-01-20 New Moon SE Asia Map

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Here is a map of Indonesia:

2015-01-20 New Moon Indonesia Map

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In summary, prepare yourself for a new adventure, and gather what you learn in this cycle for the next change of pace circa February 18th.

Astrology of 2015-01-09 Taking Sides and Making Decisions

January 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns | 6 Comments
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We normally think of a Virgo moon as being relatively benevolent.  But, this day is filled with the Quincunx (aka Inconjunct), and misunderstandings abound.  January of 2015 is rich in patterns, and in this post we are singling out two for analysis.

First, we note that the day is characterized by a Hele (this chart is set at a time chosen by Solar Fire 8 for the beginning on the Hele, but the Hele itself covers roughly a 24 hour period, so the ascendant is not particularly meaningful here):

2015-01-09 Hele

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As we have discussed before, the Hele appears to be a polarizing pattern, encouraging people to choose one of two sides.  (e.g. “police” v. “minorities”)  In the case of this Hele, one side is relatively mainstream or traditional or “the way things have always been.”  This is the Sun/Moon trine (with Vesta in the mix).  The other side is a combination of trust v. distrust (Juno) and surprises (Uranus) with, paradoxically, a tendency to keep things the way they always have been (South Node).  That is, the alternate leg involves issues of trust v. mistrust along with surprises (and possibly innovations).

While the Moon / Juno (internal self and trust issues) side of this Hele is in harmony, the Sun (outer self and authority figures) / Uranus (surprises, explosions, revolutions, insights) is not in harmony.

A hele, by itself, does not necessarily spark action.  But this day also contains a focused yod.  We note that, in addition to requiring a decision and likely action, the focused yod also likely contains possible answers to the questions posed by the Hele:

2015-01-09 Focused Yod

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This focused yod contains Chiron / Juno as one leg and Chiron / North Node as the other.  The choice is between continuing to be caught in issues of trust and distrust, probably mired in them, or doing the hard work necessary to move forward.  With Juno in Leo, we can tell that a great deal of ego is involved and “letting go” just is not going to come very easily.  And the North Node is in Libra and focuses on relationship issues and what some call “give and take.”  The moon provides a possible anwser as it has earlier opposed Chiron and offered answers in the form of work and play (Virgo = work, Pisces = Play) combined with a need to become highly organized in order to move forward necessary healing.

We will close this post by saying that today signifies the work to be done but does not show that the problems are solved.  Today’s messages will be ones of what needs to be done, and what can be done, instead of any final resolution.

Pay attention to what signs and ideas come your way.

One last thing: I check the search engine terms for this site.  One of you ran a search for “astraea paris october eclipse.”  I went back and checked my post on that eclipse, the most recent solar eclipse, and indeed an astraea line is dead center on Paris at the time of that eclipse.  (Thanks to whoever ran the search.)

Again: Pay attention to what signs and ideas come your way.

Full Moon January 2015

January 1, 2015 at 3:47 am | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 2 Comments
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Before we go further, here is a link to my “about” page.  Please read it if you are visiting here for the first time or have not read it before.

Just in case you want to compare, here is last year’s January Full Moon and last month’s FM.  And here is our Annual Report for 2014.

Next is the chart for the Full Moon of January 4, 2015:

Full Moon January 2015

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The Double Yod Key (next chart) indicates, again, that we are facing a number of important decisions.  For many people individually, this will involve whether or not to maintain resolutions and whether or not to keep projects from last year or drop them.  Collectively, we are still working through the issues that began last August / September and continued through December.  Some of the ones that stand out the most involve conflicts between the populace and police authorities.  With the movement of Saturn into Sagittarius, a major change is afoot regarding these issues.

(Why?  Because the mutual reception between Saturn / Pluto is now GONE except for a few months of retrograde in 2015.  The mutual support between banking / finance and legal / police / intelligence agencies is weakened by the entry of Sagittarian forces such as religious leaders into the mix.  Whether the old guard wants to admit it or not, it’s a new game.)

Full Moon January 2015-DYK

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We note that the DYK involves Sun/Pluto (slightly past conjunct), Chiron (wounded healer), Juno (trust), and the North Node (hard work and karma).  No easy answers will be coming, and trust is fragile.

We note that this FM forms a Grand Cross with the Nodes (exact).

Full Moon January 2015-GrandCrossNodes

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So, to be sure, many of us will be working on New Years resolutions.  This year, however, they are special.  Something is “karmic” about some of them.  So, maybe persistence beyond “Blue Monday” and Valentines Day might be possible.

Finally, we also see a Thor’s Hammer here.

Full Moon January 2015-ThorsHammer

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Much of this has to do with just how bad you will feel about yourself (Moon / Saturn) if you give up so easily and so soon (South Node = taking the easy way out and repeating the familiar).  So, make it something you can actually accomplish (make it measurable) and stick with it.

An examination of the Solar Maps (to follow) shows that Boston, MA and the surrounding area in New England is quite “lit up” by this FM.  Here is the Grand Cross version of the chart which shows Sun / Moon / Nodes in precise alignment with the angles within one degree:

Full Moon January 2015-GrandCrossBoston

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For those who do not know, that is really a rather amazing chart!  A “window” is open here where someone in Boston could do something as profound as find a cure for cancer.  While we do not know precisely what will happen, chances are good that something profound will happen in (or near) Boston this evening.  (“Mr. Watson, come here.  I need you.“)  In the “low form,” with Uranus / South Node on descendant this could signify something like an east cost earthquake or plane crash.  (Sigh.)

That said, here is the Solar Maps map for the U.S.

Full Moon January 2015 US Map

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As you can see from the map, New England is quite lit up.  (This is one case where you MUST click on the image to enlarge it to see what is going on.  Once done, just hit the “back” button in your browser to return.)

The Saturn / Neptune Crossing (Saturn at IC (bottom of chart) and Neptune on Descendant) in Nevada near the California border is interesting.  We have set this chart at Mount Montgomery NV, but arguably Goldfield NV could have been used.  For conspiracy theorists, we note that all of this is not TOO far from where Area 51 allegedly exists.  (Could Area 51 and Boston be linked in some important way on this evening?)  Here is the chart:

Full Moon January 2015-Nevada

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If you like “ritual magic” (or maybe just to “center” yourself), a location on a nearby lake on this evening might be especially suitable for such activities!  Again, with Uranus in the eighth house be careful regarding accidents.  (Accidents are the “low” form; the “high” form involves breakthrough insights.)

Europe is relatively quiet.  A Saturn line passes through Birmingham, England.  An Astraea line passes through Germany.  And a Uranus IC line passes near Prague, CZ.

Full Moon January 2015 Europe Map

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The Southeast Asia Map is large and complex.  We will leave interpretation to the reader!

Full Moon January 2015 SE Asia Map

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The most notable line on the Australia / New Zealand map is the Mars MC line going through Canberra (the capitol)!

Full Moon January 2015 Aus-NZ Map

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Since this must be an important FM for Australiza (Mars MC for the capitol), we present the chart:

Full Moon January 2015-Canberra

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For Canberra, we have omitted all aspect lines except those to Mars.  (Patterns remain identical to earlier charts.)  Please do note that this chart occurs on January 5th rather than January 4th due to time zone differences.  With Mars sesquiquadrate the Moon and opposite Jupiter, we expect some unrest in Australia.  (Actress Roseanne Barr has Moon sesquiquadrate Mars.  Do you tend to imagine Roseanne as “peaceful and tranquil” or as a “source of unrest”?  Ever seen her on TV?  Expect controversy, more than usual, to emerge from Canberra.)

Astrology for moment of New Year 2015

December 30, 2014 at 1:22 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Events, Holidays | 4 Comments
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We note, first, that the astrological new year (as well as a number of other new years) occurs at the time of the Vernal Equinox, often called “the first day of Spring.”  That said, here are charts for the turn of the calendar from 2014 to 2015.  We start with Plano (local to the astrologer) and proceed through London, New York City, and Los Angeles.

We note that ascendant and lunar position only vary slightly, and positions of other heavenly bodies vary little at all.  Nevertheless, here are the charts:


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Here is London:


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Here is New York City:


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Here is Los Angeles:


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We note that in all of these charts the moon is (1) in the 8th house and (2) in varying degrees of closeness to Algol.

The days leading up to this event have been interesting.  December 26th had a Double Yod Key, indicating important decision making after Christmas.  (No doubt some of this is related to the Christmas Day Drama of 2014.)

Double Yod Key 2014-12-26

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December 29th is characterized by a Mystic Rectangle:

Mystic Rectangle of 2014-12-29

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And December 30 has both a Rosetta and a Square Key:

Rosetta of 2014-12-30

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Square Key 2014-12-30

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But most interesting of all is the “Stretched Pentagram” of New Year’s Eve (12/31):

Stretched Pentagram of New Years Eve 2014-12-31

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Followed by a Sun / Moon / Node Thor’s Hammer on New Year’s Day (better do something about it!):

Thors Hammer New Years Day 2015

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We live in “interesting times.”

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