Groundhog Day 2013: Square Key

January 25, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, Patterns | 2 Comments
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Groundhog Day of 2013 is marked by the appearance of a Square Key:

Square Key of Feb 2, 2013 1-25-2013 10-19-04 PM

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What does this mean?  The combination of squares and inconjuncts will leave people with a feeling that they “need to act.”  The squares will not let people sit still, but the inconjuncts (quincunxes) will leave people with a sense of dissatisfaction regarding whatever they do, or do not, accomplish.

Noteworthy, also, is the Thor’s Hammer (aka “God’s Fist”) that precedes this formation on February 1st.  Moon is at apex of the Thors Hammer while Jupiter and Chiron are on each leg.

Thors Hammer Feb 1 2013 1-26-2013 5-50-59 AM

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The Thor’s Hammer may produce rash action (if not an explosion).  The Square Key will color the reactions which will likely be ineffective or misguided.

Update: After the fact events:

Earthquakes in Mexico (2012)

September 23, 2012 at 10:26 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | 1 Comment
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While briefly reviewing the email from GrandTrines readers, and conducting some other brief research, I came across a link from Jude Cowell’s Stars Over WashingtonNeptune Cafe on 2012.  If you are interested in the 2012 predictions, then you might want to read that.

In that piece, the authors (Neptune Cafe) claimed that (based on their reading of a popular book by Jenkins) May 20, 2012 is an important date, and the authors (of Neptune Cafe) stated that “we could suggest that Mexico City will be destroyed by a violent earthquake.”

Well, Mexico City is alive (but possibly not well due to the crime waves of recent years).  And, we point out here that Jenkins is a target of skeptics.  Further, we do not adopt a “doomsday” point of view of 2012 on this blog although we do believe that a huge societal transformation has been in progress at least since World War II and probably since the American Revolution.  Even most skeptics would agree with that.  Unlike skeptics, however, we believe this transformation is part of a cosmic calendar rather than “mere chance.”  And, to adopt a trite expression, we believe “the best is yet to come.”

However, the following is worthy of note: (1) a magnitude 7.6 earthquake shook Mexico City at the time of the Vernal Equinox of 2012 and (2) a smaller 5.4 earthquake shook the city again at the time of the Autumnal Equinox of 2012.  (In case that link breaks, see here or here.)

Could we see a similar event again at the Winter’s Solstice of 2012?

The Promethean New Moon of 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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Aspect Grid

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

Conjunctions

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

March 22nd

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

United States Map

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

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Australian Map

Here is the Australian Map of the Promethean New Moon:

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European & UK Map

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Asia

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

Sun-Mars-Saturn Yod of March 23rd

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

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

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

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

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Tokyo Earthquake Astrological Patterns

March 11, 2011 at 9:44 am | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Patterns | 2 Comments
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Once again, the Thor’s Hammer (aka Fist of God) shows in a disaster. Actually, this is a Double Thor’s Hammer.

Moon (only a degree away from the Algol point) is sesquiquadrate the Retrograde Saturn (overdue tribulations). Moon squares both Chiron (wounds) and Neptune (sea); both Chiron and Neptune are sesquiquadrate Saturn. (However, the actual earthquake does not occur until the Moon enters Gemini and, simultaneously, a Mystic Rectangle forms.)

Double Thor’s Hammer Chart:

As mentioned, the event is actually triggered by the entry of the Moon into Gemini with a simultaneous Mystic Rectangle:

Another Mystic Rectangle will form 6:50 (six hours and 50 minutes) after the first one. Could this be aftershocks or a second quake?

Or, should we rotate the chart to fit the planets into the Eighth House (which probably means Northern California)?

Mercury Retrograde April 2010 and Focused Yod

April 17, 2010 at 10:53 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Weekends | Comments Off on Mercury Retrograde April 2010 and Focused Yod
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This Retrograde Station seems to be keeping in the times of earthquakes, airliner crashes, and mine explosions. The Algol Moon of the Spring Equinox seems to have indicated this as well. We see, with this station, a Focused Yod that last several days, through April 19th, a Double Yod Key the hour before the exact moment of the station, and a Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) the hour after the exact moment.

From a personal perspective, this is likely to be a difficult weekend in which old dramas are rehashed and tensions increase as accidents occur.  As is always true at this time of year, tragic accidents with teens or college students are almost certain to happen.  Please make extra efforts to keep you and yours safe.

Mercury Retrograde in General

Mercury Retrograde has a bad reputation, and it deserves it. It is associated with communications and transportations problems that bring us to a halt or even make us move backward. This particular retrograde lasts until May 11th of this year. That is a little long for a Mercury Retrograde.

Previously this year we had a Mecury Retrograde that started in December of 2009 and concluded January 15th. We will have two more this year: (1) August 20th until September 12th and (2) December 10th until December 29th.

Mercury Retrograde does have uses. The core issue in MR is double checking everything or suffer the consequences. Earthquakes reveal shoddy construction where what was needed was not what was done. Mine explosions elucidate shortcuts in safety that caused lost lives. Airplane crashes likely show similar factors.

Thursday, about 48 hours ago, this astrologer saw a five car pileup on North Central Expressway (NCX) here in Dallas (aka DFW or “the Metroplex”). Transportation (and communication) especially suffers from events such as tailgating in this period.

Besides highlighting what needs to be done, MR also is a period where efforts to retrieve that which was lost may be successful. Frozen projects may be thawed. Items lost in the closet, shed, or garage may be found. This is a very good time to clean and organize and profit from those efforts.

Here is the chart for this MR, followed by specific charts and analysis for the Focused Yod (this is about making crucial decisions).

Noteworthy are the highly active midpoint trees for Saturn (authority), Uranus (accidents, explosions, earthquakes, etc.)  and Chiron (the need to teaching and healing).


The Focused Yod

The Focused Yod of this period, which lasts for several days, is likely the most important pattern.  This is a period of crucial decision making.  Mercury Retrograde here says the we must take the time to slow down and do things write.  Familiar with the old saying “there is never enough time to do things right but always enough time to do things over”?  Here, we are having to do things over.  And, if we do not get it right this time, we will probably revisit again, and again.  The next to “opportunities” to get it right are late August and mid December.  Probably best to get it right, now.

This Focused Yod has Saturn (authority) in one of many of a series of oppositions to Uranus.  The issues here are large scale and will be revisited in years to come.  But this period, the next few days, will be seen in history as a turning point in this conflict between old authority and new revolutionary (but sometimes a bit “nuts”) ideas.  Neptune and Chiron suggest insights blended with confusion on one side of the decisions.  The Sun, which is management and authority (neither new nor old) is on the other side.  Traditionally, that which is today represented by Uranus (Prometheus) was represented by Saturn as well.  Saturn was viewed as most distant from the Sun, and “opposite” as Aquarius (Uranus) from Leo (Sun).

So, here, a “good” decision is possible that does not heal the problem.  We will all like it, but the solution will not be nearly as long lasting as the problem.  This is solution found in the Sun (one year orbit) will not last as long as the problem(s) (Saturn, 28 year orbit, opposite Uranus, 84 year orbit).  Worthy of note: the orbit of Uranus is a multiple of three of that of Saturn.  Every time Uranus returns to a particular place, Saturn has orbited three times.  In a sense, this means Uranus ultimately “wins” over Saturn.  Change is the only constant.

The other decision, Neptune and Chiron, also LOOKS good but takes us through a time of murky unclear difficulty in which insights gained will teach us what we need to know to resolve the problem in question.

In any case, we will be unhappy (quincunx, always) and look back longingly at the ‘road not taken’ during this crucial period.  Here is the chart:

Double Yod Key

Double Yod Keys are generally considered to be a new construct in astrology.  As such, they are not fully understood.  (What pattern is?)  From recent experience, DYK’s appear to indicate multiple decisions and multiple events.  DYK’s are associated with three decisions (at least).  But, also, recently, DYK’s occurred with the triple categories of events of (1) earthquakes, (2) accidents (airplane, mine, & other), and (3) explosions (mine, terrorists, etc.).  Everything comes in threes, right?  Here is the chart of the DYK just before the precise moment of the Mercury Retrograde Station:

Note that the Ascendant is one of the four points, and it is at 25 Scorpio and continues in aspect until the Ascendant enters Sadge.  Almost certainly this point of 25 Scorpio (opposite Algol at 26 Taurus) is a harbinger of additional ill-fate.

Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist)

This Retrograde Station has a Thor’s Hammer about an hour after the station.  It is yet another punctuation mark that the earthquakes, accidents, and explosions may not be over yet.  They could easily continue as Sun, Mercury, and Venus move past Algol (through May).  Here is the chart.

Please post comments, especially if you would like to see maps.

Aries New Moon April 2010 and Mercury Retrograde

April 11, 2010 at 10:34 am | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Events, Lunations, Predictions | 1 Comment
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[For the 2011 April New Moon, click here.]

With so much tragedy lately, particularly related to explosions and crashes, a pause in commentary seemed appropriate. Next post is likely to be later this week, some time between Thursday and next Sunday.

Aries New Moon 2010

Worthy of note are the energies of the recent plane crash in Europe involving Polish officials.  The upcoming New Moon map for Europe shows activity east of Warsaw, between Warsaw and the border, as does this recent Full Moon Map, previously posted.  That earlier map shows a Mars/Chiron crossing (commented upon), and another Chiron line cross that same region with the advent of this New Moon.  This is a pivotal geography currently.

The main city activated in the U.S. by this Aries New Moon is Miami.  A Mars line touches Miami, and this could predict violence.  Most of the northern portion of the West Coast of the U.S. is also activated by Jupiter, generally considered to be beneficial.  This could bode an important (and favorable) turn of events for Microsoft.

In the Pacific Rim, Jakarta & Kuala Lumpur are again heavily activated.  This last location could possibly be the most important geography in the world at this time.  The crossings here continue to be troubling, with a Mars line being the main focus.

Nearby a portion of  India near Calcutta rivals Kuala Lumpur for the title of most important.  This kind of Sun/Moon crossing at a New Moon may indicate a new beginning, a really powerful and profound new beginning, for this pat of the India (and the world). Big things are happening in this part of the world. (To those who live in this part of the world: Author of this blog & predictions mostly reads US/UK news. Any enlightenment as to what the stars / lights are commenting upon would be helpful.)

Manila has the same Chiron/Neptune pair that has caused an earthquake and a number of explosions recently.  Note that most of the coast of China is affected by this pair of lines also, so the earthquake (if there is one) could be there (or Sea of Japan).

In the Australia / NZ part of the world Canberra is most strongly affected, and a Uranus line at the bottom of the chart is causing the effect.  (Earthquake?) Sydney has a Saturn line nearby, and the entire coast of Australia is affected by the “Node” (destiny and Karma). Could this be some kind of monster quake stretching from Japan to Australia? (If so, expect the timing to be when Chiron / Neptune are on the angles, as was true with the previous quake in Baja.) My guess is that (if a quake occurs) it will be “about” one of these times:

1. April 19, 2010 4:01pm AWST (with Saturn on Asc & Uranus on Dsc & Moon at MC).
2. Earlier that same day, at 3:31 pm (Jupiter on Dsc)
3. Earlier that same day, at 2:01 pm (Chiron on Dsc) or 1:55 pm (Neptune on Dsc)

Similar sensitive points occur on the afternoons of the 20th and 21st; Friday the 23rd is also a candidate for this kind of event.

Mercury Retrograde

One more thing, Mercury is in the process of turning retrograde.  The station will be this Saturday. That is a major event for everyone everywhere.  Expect problems with transportation and communication. This could signify more crashes and violence due to misunderstanding.  But, this is also an opportunity to resurrect old projects.  Make certain all details are covered; any sloppy work will revisit you.

Without further ado, here are the charts and maps:

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