Focused Yod (Moon Opp Mars) 2015-09-25

September 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 3 Comments
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Focused Yod (Moon Opp Mars) 2015-09-25

We see a focused yod covering most of the day on September 25th of 2015, starting with the Moon v/c in Aquarius and culminating with the perfection of Moon opposite Mars, Moon in Pisces and Mars in Virgo.  The Virgo / Pisces theme that we have seen for most of the month of September effectively culminates here before we face the “Blood Moon” of September 27th.  With that eclipse, we will more clearly move into Aries / Libra issues.

Here is the chart for Moon opposite Mars, filtered for the Focused Yod:

2015-09-25 Focused Yod (Moon Opp Mars)

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Needless to say, this Focused Yod is about “getting things done” on this Friday and closing the books on certain key issues.  Yesterday we had Pluto move Direct and Mercury (retrograde) square Pluto.  A sense of urgency to complete certain tasks faces us now.  Some things are already different with the advent of the equinox; this will only be more true next week after the eclipse.

September 2015 Patterns

August 19, 2015 at 12:27 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns | 5 Comments
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We have searched and found the following set of patterns for September 2015:

  • Some T-Squares (to be discussed separately; tend to be long term aspects here)
  • No Grand Trines (other than those in the Kites)
  • A number of Yods (to be discussed separately)
  • A number of Thor’s Hammers (listed below)
  • Two Grand Crosses (listed below; early in the month)
  • A Number of Kites (listed below; this very FORTUNATE aspect tends to dominate most of September)
  • Two “Mystic Rectangles” (listed below; later in the month; probably important days)
  • No “Hard Rectangles”
  • Two “Focused Yods” (listed below; probably points of important decisions) 
  • A Number of Rosetta patterns (listed below; dominate the early part of the month)
  • A Number of Hele patterns (listed below; dominate the later part of the month)
  • No Double Yod Keys
  • A Number of “Square Keys” (listed below)
  • One “Quintile Kite” on September 17th
  • No “Grand Quintiles”
  • No “Diamonds”
  • No “Stretched Pentagrams”
  • No “Star of David” patterns

If you are a regular reader of this blog (or use the “tags” to research the nature of these patterns), you can roughly construct a “day planner” to adjust to these patterns.  For select patterns and days we will likely post charts and analysis.  We will also reblog posts by other astrologers that discuss these patterns.

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Thor’s Hammer)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 7 matches

Enters Sep 1 2015 1:17:43 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 1 2015 10:01:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 4 2015 7:45:37 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 2015 1:03:28 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 6 2015 6:27:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 10 2015 1:06:47 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 10 2015 10:57:30 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 11 2015 2:56:58 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 17 2015 1:14:32 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 17 2015 11:10:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 28 2015 12:59:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 28 2015 6:36:34 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 29 2015 1:58:53 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 29 2015 10:02:51 am (CDT +5:00)

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Grand Cross)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 2 matches

Enters Sep 5 2015 4:53:57 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 2015 4:32:10 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 6 2015 8:11:29 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 7 2015 7:59:43 pm (CDT +5:00)

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Kite)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 3 matches

Enters Sep 5 2015 1:07:25 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 2015 7:49:16 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 5 2015 10:51:20 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 2015 8:08:54 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 8 2015 1:54:36 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 30 2015 5:29:14 pm (CDT +5:00)

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Mystic Rectangle)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 2 matches

Enters Sep 23 2015 7:28:35 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 23 2015 7:25:30 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 27 2015 4:00:12 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 27 2015 12:15:12 pm (CDT +5:00)

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Focussed Yod)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 2 matches

Enters Sep 16 2015 7:09:59 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 16 2015 1:14:06 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 25 2015 11:06:01 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 25 2015 7:08:18 pm (CDT +5:00)

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Rosetta)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 6 matches

Enters Sep 3 2015 6:06:12 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 3 2015 5:59:46 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 4 2015 7:31:22 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 2015 7:49:16 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 5 2015 3:42:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 2015 11:30:24 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 6 2015 3:04:13 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 6 2015 9:45:20 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 7 2015 8:28:55 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 7 2015 10:51:51 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 30 2015 5:34:41 pm (CDT +5:00)

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Hele)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 8 matches

Leaves Sep 8 2015 7:20:08 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 9 2015 5:57:08 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 9 2015 12:55:45 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 10 2015 3:40:53 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 10 2015 7:21:39 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 10 2015 4:15:47 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 10 2015 6:53:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 12 2015 11:25:52 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 12 2015 6:40:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 17 2015 8:48:21 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 18 2015 8:54:25 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 20 2015 8:26:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 21 2015 4:41:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 29 2015 11:37:53 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 29 2015 5:12:41 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 29 2015 7:29:07 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 30 2015 1:01:29 am (CDT +5:00)

Square Keys:

Solar Fire Gold v8 Aug 19 2015

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Square Key)
Search From: Sep 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Sep 30 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 6 matches

Enters Sep 2 2015 7:57:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 3 2015 1:45:57 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 3 2015 9:59:37 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 3 2015 3:57:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 7 2015 12:35:18 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 7 2015 9:21:28 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 17 2015 5:52:43 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 18 2015 0:58:56 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 21 2015 4:17:33 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 21 2015 10:46:19 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Sep 29 2015 10:34:50 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 29 2015 6:37:37 pm (CDT +5:00)

Focused Yod 2015-08-19

August 5, 2015 at 12:38 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 6 Comments
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Focused Yod 2015-08-19

This is a day where you can get something done.  The best use of the energy involves communications (and maybe transportation) involving healing and healing issues.  Mercury (communications and transportation) opposite Chiron (healing and teaching) form the axis of this FY.  Mercury opposite Chiron has not yet fully perfected (that happens the next day, on the 20th), so you may not obtain full resolution just yet.  However, accomplish as much as you can.

Here is the chart:

2015-08-19 Focused Yod

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It is the only window of its kind this month, so be careful not to waste it.  And note that an important decision is part of this process.

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Focussed Yod)
Search From: Aug 1 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Aug 31 2015 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 1 matches

Enters Aug 19 2015 2:36:33 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 19 2015 9:16:18 am (CDT +5:00)

We note, also, that Bill Clinton’s Solar Return occurs on this date.  And, a Venus/Uranus Trine keeps “things” interesting.

Mars Square Uranus 2015-07-25 with a Focused Yod

July 24, 2015 at 2:18 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions, Weekends | 4 Comments
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2015-07-25 Mars Square Uranus

This is a particularly DANGEROUS aspect.  Accidents, violence, and explosions tend to be associated with Mars Square Uranus.  Even if these things do not come to pass this weekend, the Mars Trine Chiron aspect that perfects the following day (on Sunday) shows that “hurt feelings” will emerge from angry words.  (And, this could be more than hurt feelings.  Physical injury or even death is a real possibility.)

We emphasize patterns, and the one that leaps out is a Focused Yod: you have a critically important decision to make this weekend.  It will determine whether you have feast or famine in the coming months and possibly even for the next year.  As we frequently say, choose wisely.

Here is the chart of the Mars Square Uranus aspect perfecting, filtered for the Focused Yod:

2015-07-25 Mars Square Uranus (Focused Yod)

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Issues with alliances and allegiances continue.  Both a Hele (polarization into long term alliances) and a Rosetta (short term allegiance that may include treachery) are also present.

First the Hele:

2015-07-25 Mars Square Uranus (Hele)

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Next, the Rosetta:

2015-07-25 Mars Square Uranus (Rosetta)


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Finally, we see the possibility of some opportunities in Grand Trines that are rather loose (weak):

2015-07-25 Mars Square Uranus (Grand Trines)


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But, a powerful T-Square will motivate you to make a decision and take action:

2015-07-25 Mars Square Uranus (T-Square)

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This T-Square (Juno opposite Neptune, both squared by Pallas) is all about trust and healing issues and obtaining an important insight related to those.

Again, Mars will trine Chiron on Sunday, so be careful not to say or do anything that wounds the one(s) you love most.  Diplomacy!  (And, an educational opportunity may be about to open as well!)

Outer Planet Focused Yods

July 16, 2015 at 12:33 am | Posted in Astrology, Long Term Analysis, Patterns | Comments Off on Outer Planet Focused Yods
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Refer, also, to Long Term Forecasts

What follows is a list of critical periods (generated by Solar Fire 8 from Astrolabe). Note that these are OUTER PLANET based “Square Key” patterns located during the period from 1800 to 2050.

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Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Chart contains Focussed Yod)
Search From: Jan 1 1800 NS 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59 pm

Status: Finished – 2 matches

Enters May 18 1810 NS 8:25:55 pm (LMT +6:26:48)
Leaves May 23 1810 NS 2:13:17 pm (LMT +6:26:48)
Enters Aug 23 1973 12:02:20 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 5 1973 1:21:27 am (CDT +5:00)

Lunar Eclipse of April 2015 (Full Moon of April 2015)

April 2, 2015 at 7:07 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Patterns | 4 Comments
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We present the chart for the Lunar Eclipse of April 2015 (Full Moon of April 2015).  You may also wish to read Early April Patterns, Late March Patterns, and about the Solar Eclipse and Vernal Equinox of March 2015.  We first filter the chart to highlight squares, oppositions, and T-Squares:

Full Lunar Eclipse 2015-04-04 T-Squares

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We note enough squares and oppositions to “get things done.”  You will want to wrap up the growth oriented activities of the past two weeks by the time this Lunar Eclipse (and Full Moon culminates) so that you can shift your energies to “house cleaning” and discarding old projects that did not work after the culmination.  After the culmination of this FM, you will want to begin your “spring cleaning” if you have not already done so.  (In Australia, you would begin preparing for Winter.)

We also see a Grand Fire Trine, one of a series that has been happening and continues to happen.  While Grand Trines tend to bring stability, Grand Fire Trines tend to bring action, almost more like squares than trines.  This is a period when you can “get things done.”

Full Lunar Eclipse 2015-04-04 Grand Trine

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However, we do not find any kites, so this combination of patterns does not have the “luck” that we found in the Late March Patterns.  That window has closed, and this time we may have to “work” for our results a bit more.  But, we can still achieve good results if we are willing to work for them.

We also see another Focused Yod, quite similar to the variant seen in Early April Patterns (the day before):

Full Lunar Eclipse 2015-04-04 Focused Yod

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As with all yods, this means we face a decision.  In many ways, Focused Yods are about working to achieve a result.  We have to first decide what we want and abandon the alternative path.  Having done this, we work and we can achieve.  This pattern echoes the patterns previously discussed.

More than one Yod is in play, and that tells us that we may be facing a number of important decisions at this time:

Full Lunar Eclipse 2015-04-04 Yods

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While one of the Yods, the Focused Yod contained within the Lunar Eclipse, is very much a short term Yod requiring a quick decision and “tactical” in nature, the other has Saturn at its apex and Hygeia and Astrea on each leg.  We have discussed this before, and refer you to that discussion in Late March Patterns.

We also find Rosettas present in this chart; experience shows that these tend to be indicative of a time of unstable or temporary alliances.  (This could be people you meet in a class that you will not see again in this lifetime.)

Full Lunar Eclipse 2015-04-04 Rosettas

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None of the Eclipse is included in this set of Rosettas (arguably four of them overlapping), and it indicates a separate set of issues surrounding the key issues of the eclipse.

Finally, we see a Square Key.  These tend to signify a time of mixed energies, including quincunx, square and trine, that can lead to learning important lessons at this time.

Full Lunar Eclipse 2015-04-04 Square Keys

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Here is a chart, from Kepler 7, that details all aspects (including higher order harmonics such as quintiles and septiles):


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As a simpler alternative, we offer this chart:


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As usual, we have only provided minimal interpretations because the specifics will depend on your birth chart and the birth charts of those around you.  However, we do offer these sites as sources of detailed interpretations:

The viewpoints offered by these sites vary significantly, and our offering of these links does not constitute an endorsement.  (Use the one that best fits your personal perspective.)

For more general information:


Early April Patterns

April 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations, Patterns | 2 Comments
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We present, here, a series of patterns in April 2015 that are after the Solar Eclipse of March 2015 and immediately preceding the Lunar Eclipse of April 2015.

First, the Hele and Thor’s Hammer of April 1st:

2015-04-01 Hele

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2015-04-01 Thors Hammer

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April 3rd of 2015, the day before the Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon of April 2015), proves to be an active day in terms of patterns with a Focused Yod and Stretched Pentagram manifesting in the sky.

2015-04-03 Focused Yod

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2015-04-03 Double Yod Key

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We note that a variant of this Focused Yod shows again during the Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon of April 2015).  You may also want to compare this period of your life with the period surrounding the Stretched Pentagram of January 2013.

2015-03 Late March Patterns

March 23, 2015 at 9:47 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns | 5 Comments
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After all of the excitement about the recent Solar Eclipse and Vernal Equinox on the same day, anything else seems anticlimactic.  But, as you may have heard on late night television advertisements: “But, wait, there’s more….”

Many of these patterns flow into the early April patterns that precede the Lunar Eclipse in April.  We will address those in a separate post.  We begin with a powerful yod, accompanied by a lesser yod, that dominates the sky from March 22nd through March 31st.  We present beginning and ending charts for this period and note that others may prefer to cast variants of these charts at other times and in other locales:

Yods of 2015-03-22 (Basic, 4 Day Duration)

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…and here is the chart for the “end” of this period:

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Since what we are left with is Saturn at the apex of a yod with Hygeia on one leg and Astraea on the other, we are faced with a difficult (Saturn) decision between healthcare (Hygeia) and law (Astraea).  Other patterns intervene, and we have a complicated and nuanced period located between the two eclipses.

Please note, also, that since these patterns last anywhere from several hours to several days, maps are not appropriate (unless someone decides to focus on culmination of a particular aspect that is part of a pattern).

That said, we begin with the patterns of March 24, 2015, a crucially important day for some people.  Two patterns are in play (in addition to the larger yod previously mentioned): (1) a focused yod that lasts only a few hours but gives people the ability to “get things done” and (2) a kite (containing a grand fire trine) that tends to be feel good but is also capable of accomplishing much giving many people some “luck.”

No matter who you are, you will almost certainly have a window to accomplish something important on this date, and you want to make certain you do NOT miss that opportunity.

Focused Yod of March 24th:

2015-03-24 Focused Yod

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And here is the Kite:

2015-03-24 Kite

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As we write this, March 21st has passed.  Remember that day?  Did you find yourself forming some uneasy / unstable alliances with people who maybe were not “entirely trustworthy”?  That will repeat on March 28th.

We note that we discussed some other issues regarding alliances in the recent eclipse post.  You might recall that we said “that everything “points” to Jupiter, the real ‘winner’ in this war” which, translated, means only the lawyers win in these disputes.  (Among other things, Jupiter = the lawyers.)

If you cannot stay home, then know that this will not last and be careful what you say and who you associate with:

Rosettas of March 21st and March 28th:

2015-03-21 Rosetta

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2015-03-28 Rosetta

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Perhaps even more disturbing about the March 28th Rosetta is that it is arguably (at least) two overlapping Rosettas.  Multiple unstable alliances with much potential for treachery.  Be careful!

Polarization also emerges on the 29th and 31st, although these alliances are more trustworthy.  Do not be surprised to see extreme events involving the ongoing problems with law enforcement and the communities they police.  The 29th and 31st look particularly unstable for these issues, and the 31st also has a Thors hammer potentiating the danger.

March 29th Hele:

2015-03-29 Hele

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March 31st Hele

2015-03-31 Hele

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Thors Hammers for late March:

March 26th:

2015-03-26 Thors Hammer

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March 31st:

2015-03-31 Thors Hammer

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Similar to the yod(s) that bracket this period, the March 26th Thor’s Hammer lasts for several days, starting on March 26th and continuing through March 30th.  Again, be careful!

If somehow you “got it wrong” on March 24th, then you MIGHT have a “second bite at the apple” on March 29th.  Your position will likely be much weaker, but the opportunity will not be gone altogether until after this date.  An “almost” kite opens the window:

Kite (Almost) of 2015-03-24a

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We end with the Diamond of March 31st:

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Diamonds are particularly complex patterns and difficult to interpret.  The end of the Mayan Calendar in 2012 had a focused yod at the moment of the end followed by a diamond a few hours later.  “Not Much” seemed to happen, but the world continues to change in remarkable ways.  In particular, some astounding social change is afoot, and we will become different in ways that will make it difficult to remember or understand the current times.  (This is particularly true for anyone alive who can remember the 1950’s, 1960’s, or 1970’s and can compare them to today.  The 1980’s movie series “Back to the Future” made this point then, but that was in the 1980’s and we have radically changed since then!)

We have seen other diamonds, such as Thanksgiving of 2014 and the Early 2013 Diamonds, but they do tend to be rare.

Exactly how this manifests depends on how we handled the earlier patterns.  The Heles, Rosettas, and Thor’s Hammers are to be of concern.

Keeping in mind the warning about the earlier patterns, we will take a risk and offer the idea that, for many of us, this small window of time, only a few hours in size, will offer a special gift.  With Saturn at the apex of the diamond, we are told that this is not an “easy” gift but one which we must work for, and it will involve hard work.  With Vesta and Hygeia involved, it will likely involve questions of tradition and healthcare.  For many people, the decision will seem personal, perhaps very internal.  It might involve something as simple as starting an exercise program or attending a yoga class.  But, again, it will be a profound turning point for some.

Full Moon of February 2015

January 23, 2015 at 3:40 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 9 Comments
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The astrology chart of the full moon of February 2015 has several interesting patterns.

Top of the list is the focused yod:

2015-02 February Full Moon Focused Yod (Basic)

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(Some of you might recall that we had a “focused yod” in December of 2012.)  We note that the focal point of the yod is the Moon with the Sun in direct opposition (i.e. it is a full moon).  One leg ends in Chiron (the wounded healer) and the other leg ends in Pluto (death and radical transformation).  Remember, one leg of a yod is not necessarily “better” than the other, and we are typically dissatisfied with the choice we made in hindsight.  The wounded healer might sound better than death, but a lingering misery may not be preferable to a quick end.  We will all have to make choices at this time, and do remember that “choosing not to choose” is a choice itself.  (It is the choice to abdicate.)

We note that the decisions we face now, especially if we failed to decide or to act earlier, may be followups on earlier events.  For example, some of the decisions faced now may be predicated on events that occurred circa December 3/4 of 2014 or November 29, 2014 or both.  And, as we have said before, this is likely part of the playing out of a larger pattern that we called “The Grand Yod of 2014.”  If you failed to decide then, then you almost certainly must decide now.  (Mercury retrograde emphasizes that.)

This is an important time to avoid decision fatigue and concentrate your efforts on the most important ones.

Here is the unfiltered FM chart, set in Plano:

2015-02 February Full Moon

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The exact time will vary based on your time zone.  (Click here if that link does not work.)  To see a Moon Phases Calendar for February 2015, click here.  Here is the New Moon from two weeks ago, the Full Moon of January 2015 from last month, and the Full Moon of February 2014 from a year ago.

And here is the U.S. map:

2015-02 February Full Moon (US Map)

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From Miami, FL to Portland, ME, this will be one spectacular moonrise at the shore of the ocean.  We think that the best place to be will be Florida with Moon, Jupiter, and Sun lines in play there.  (These same lines also pick up Georgia and the southern edge of South Carolina.)

For many living in these areas, this will be a GREAT night to sneak out for a romantic date.  If you do not go to Miami for their celebration later that weekend (after the FM) on February 6th, you might try the beginning of Mardi Gras in New Orleans.  Mobile is a possibility as well.

Note that the coast of California, including San Francisco, is affected by a Pluto line.  Here is the same chart with the focused yod at the time of the Full Moon of February 2015, but set in San Francisco:

2015-02 February Full Moon (San Francisco Focused Yod)

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We note that this is a highly activated chart by showing the Pluto + North Node + Astraea / Uranus / Sode Node “T-Square.”  (aka “You can run but you cannot hide.”)  We also note that Uranus opposed (or will oppose, depending on when you are reading this) North Node on January 31st per this source.

2015-02 February Full Moon (San Francisco squares)

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This is integral to the ongoing Uranus/Pluto square.  (Warning: casual readers may find the following video to be a bit “technical” and requiring a bit of thought to digest.)

Here is the map of California for the Full Moon of February 2015:

2015-02 February Full Moon (California Map)

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The United States (and North America) is quite activated by the FM.  We also choose to present a map of Tennessee.  We note that Sun and Juno lines are lighting up Middle Tennessee, and Moon and Jupiter lines are lighting up Eastern Tennessee.

2015-02 February Full Moon (TN Map)

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Kentucky, Alabama, and Georgia are also affected by these lines as well as states to both the north and south.

Other interesting patterns are present in this FM.  One is a Mystic Rectangle (if you allow the nodes).  Sun, Moon, Uranus, Astraea, and the nodes are part of this pattern:

2015-02 February Full Moon Mystic Rectangle (Basic)

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Any locale (such as Tennessee) that has the Sun or Moon lines in play (or Uranus or Astraea) has the energy of this Mystic Rectangle pattern affecting it as well.

In addition to the Focused Yod discussed earlier, other Yods (two overlapping ones) are present in the Full Moon of February 2015.  Here is that version of the chart:

2015-02 February Full Moon Yods (Basic)

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Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Europe Map)

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The United Kingdom is mostly unaffected, but oil rigs and other operations in the sea west of Ireland need to be extra careful at this time (Uranus / Node lines).

And we zoom in for the map of France:

2015-02 February Full Moon (France Map)

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Noting the Vesta IC (bottom of the chart) line through Amsterdam and Lyon, we provide a chart set in Amsterdam and highlighting the Yods in the chart (Vesta is part of one of the Yods):

2015-02 February Full Moon (Amsterdam, Vesta line Yod)

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Here is the map for Scandinavia:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Scandanavia Map)

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Another pattern in play in this full moon is a kite involving Sun, Moon, Uranus, and Pallas:

2015-02 February Full Moon Kite (Basic)

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Mid August Leos and early February Aquarians will particularly feel the kite, likely having at least one good opportunity opening.  Early December Sagittarians and Early April Aries will also see a similar window, though through a different lens and maybe a bit quirky for them.  The fact that the Kite and the Focused Yod overlay each other (a) forms a larger pattern that (b) incorporates Pisceans and Capricorns into the mix.

We should note here that when we make a statement such as “Mid August Leos and early February Aquarians” we do not mean strictly the Sun.  This could be your Moon, Mercury, or Venus, or it could be other planets you have in the relevant locations.  To really know, you have to check your chart.  If you do not have one, a good place to get a basic one is here.  Indeed, Astrolabe is a good source of astrology software.

However, chances are good that if you are Leo / Aquarius / Aries / Sadge that you will be presented alternatives by Pisces and Capricorn (as described earlier: Pisces is the “wounded healer” alternative and Capricorn is the “death” or “radical transformation” alternative).  That is, you will be given a choice between trying to keep the status quo and limping along with what might be band-aid fixes or taking a radical leap and jumping from the frying pan into the fire.  Needless to say, when you look back on this choice you will always wonder “what if” I had taken the other choice.

But, again, with a bit of ingenuity you can find a remarkable opportunity at the time of this FM.  And note, also, that ANOTHER kite is present involving the Nodes.  So, a second opportunity is present though not as strong as the first.  We do note that the two kites are connected not only via their overlapping Grand Trines but also via the Mystic Rectangle mentioned earlier.  So, BOTH opportunities MIGHT be available.  (Indeed, sometimes in astrology two patterns really means “two or more.”)

If you must choose, then choose wisely.

And, please do note that, due to Mercury Retrograde in this chart, you may not be able to FULLY launch until the New Moon of February 18th.  But, you can make preparations for that launch now, and make the decision of which path to travel: try to repair what may or may not be currently working or “jump ship” into something radically different.  (You cannot have it both ways.)

Astrology King offers this interesting way to view the chart as well as alternative interpretations.

If you would like to know more about planetary retrogrades in 2015, then try this.

Here are the maps for Southeast Asia and India, in that order:

2015-02 February Full Moon (SE Asia Map)

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2015-02 February Full Moon (India Map)

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We note that western India and northeastern Pakistan are affected by Uranus / Node / Astraea lines that have been discussed elsewhere.  Since these are IC lines, this likely means either one of two things (or both): (1) conflicts emerge or (2) a winter storm with enough impact to lead people to stay home and stay inside.  Eastern India has a Pluto line, and we could see conflict there as well.  A Ceres line also affects this region, so supply chains, particularly with regard to food, may be disrupted.  These lines do not touch Sri Lanka, unlike the Juno line of the recent past New Moon.  So, maybe by now, whatever “trust issues” may have been affecting Colombo have passed and all is well.

Here is the map for the Middle East:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Middle East Map)

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Here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

2015-02 February Full Moon (Aus-NZ Map)

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Broome has a Saturn line “nearby” and may experience more strife and austerity than usual.  A Hygeia IC line (bottom of the chart) affects Brisbane and Newcastle and, to a lesser degree, Sydney.  (Generally, the easternmost coast is affected.)  This tells us of possible healthcare issues such as a summer cold outbreak or something similar.  New Caledonia has a Pluto / Astraea line on it, possibly causing some kind of strong upset that leads to legal action.

Canada has a Vesta line through Calgary which is similar to the one affecting Amsterdam.  However, the Amsterdam line affects home, the grave, and endings whereas the Calgary line affects marriages, relationships, and “open enemies.”

Particularly interesting is the triple crossing of lines on the U.S. side of Lake Superior (probably right on the shore) but affecting southern Ontario as well as parts of northern Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.  The Moon, Juno, and Jupiter all meet, and it sounds like a great story for a soap opera or maybe a murder mystery.  We have the faithful wife (Juno), the philandering husband (Jupiter), and “the other woman,” the Moon.  They all meet on the shore of Lake Superior for a full moon rendezvous.  Let’s see how THAT plays out.

2015-02 February Full Moon (Canada Map, Modified)

MIght be similar to the Snow Moon of 2013 in that region.

Finally, we present the chart filtered for 5th harmonic aspects.  (These are the aspects that support creativity and brainstorming.  They indicate areas where breakthrough thinking might be possible.)

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

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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.

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