Halloween/Day of the Dead/All Saints & Souls Day October 31 – November 2, 2015

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Astrological Chart for Halloween 2014

October 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Holidays, Predictions | Comments Off on Astrological Chart for Halloween 2014
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Determining when to cast an Astro chart for a holiday can be a bit tricky.  So, here is my approach for 2014:

1. U.S. only this year.  The process is complex, and it needs to be simplified.  Maybe next year we will do international.

2.  Halloween (“Hallowed Evening”) is about darkness.  (Actually, Halloween seems a big Jungian holiday in the sense that we are facing our own internal darkness or at least our “shadow.”)  So, we look to see when the ENTIRE U.S. has been covered in darkness.  (i.e. Sunset on the U.S.)

3.  Roughly, the answer to #2 is “When does the Sun set in San Francisco?”  (We opt for a major population center over some more “precise” point.)

4.  Speaking of “precision,” this is an inherently IMPRECISE process, so wiggle room definitely applies.

5.  Having cast the San Francisco chart, we look to see what is happening in other parts of the U.S. (and North America).

Step 1: United States Solar Map (based on San Francisco sunset, and we are actually using an approximate mid-point of Sun/Venus since they are close):

Halloween 2014 US Map


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So, at this point (about 6:13 PDT), we note that the Sun Descendant line is in the Pacific Ocean just off of the coast of San Francisco.  The remainder of the U.S. is either dark or watching the Sun set.  Next is the same map, but with the hotspots marked by red circles.

Halloween 2014 US Map Hotspots


We think that the Vesta Descendant line that picks up Omaha, Little Rock, Jackson MS, and New Orleans is particularly interesting.  After all, wouldn’t the Keeper of the Hearth seem important on a holiday that celebrates bonfires (“bone fires“).

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Steps 2 & 3: Chart for San Francisco:

Halloween 2014 San Francisco Sunset


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We note that Sun / Venus are on the descendant.  Moon has just crossed MC (Midheaven).  This chart appears unremarkable, but if something “interesting” happened it was probably a little earlier, maybe up to an hour earlier.  (At the point that puts Moon/Jupiter angular as they oppose each other.)

We pick San Francisco as the best place to party for Halloween 2014.  (No doubt New Orleans will be also interesting, but for different reasons.)

Steps 4 & 5: What else is interesting?

One place that leaps OUT of the map is a point just south of New Mexico in northern Mexico.  Since it involves Saturn / Chiron / Juno, I am guessing that it could be a bit disturbing.  (i.e. Likely to be some kind of criminal operations, maybe large scale criminal operations!)  Here is the chart for that area south of New Mexico (and West Texas):

Halloween 2014 relo to border at 31n10 107W07


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(Ignore the “San Francisco” part and pay attention to the “relocated” part.)  So, Border Patrol and ICE guys, are you listening?  Note that Juno involves betrayal and double-crosses, so be EXTRA careful if you are in this region!

A number of other points are lit up, including Cheyenne WY, Omaha NE, and New Orleans.  But particularly lit up is Washington DC!  This is an important Halloween for DC!  Here is the Washington DC Metro area chart:

Halloween 2014 Washington DC


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(Again, ignore the “San Francisco” part and pay attention to the “relocated” part.)  Note that Mars / Chiron / Jupiter are all actively in play with DC.  Exactly what this means is not clear, but you can bet it probably involves at least as many tricks as it does treats!

We also note that the Pluto Descendant line passes through Maine, probably closest to Collinsport but probably not too far from Castle Rock or Miskatonic County in MA.

Halloween 2014 US Map (Collinsport)

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Uranus Square Pluto (November 2013)

September 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Predictions | 4 Comments
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This is a followup to the earlier Uranus Square Pluto post.  We focus here on the November square.

Here is the chart:


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Uranus Square Pluto (Horary version) 9-4-2013 5-01-20 PM

We note that this occurs in the early morning hours, before sunrise, on the day after the United States holiday of Halloween.  Also, this occurs on the Day of the Dead.  Uranus brings surprises, and Pluto brings the most potent of transformations, often those involving death, poisons, police, and intelligence agencies.

Moon is just past opposition of Uranus, Pluto continues to be conjunct Facies (the Eye of the Archer, considered by many to be the most violent point in the Zodiac and nearly as fearsome as Algol), and Mars opposes / Chiron conjoins the Arabic Part of Catastrophe.

Sounds like a pretty scary Halloween (including the few days leading up to Halloween).  (If dangerous days occur, we think that some may actually occur within the week or so prior to this aspect.  Part of this has to do with the Jupiter / Pluto opposition that precedes this.  Also, the Libra New Moon creates a particularly stressful Grand Cross preceding this, the topic of another post.)

The Midwest, and particularly DFW (Dallas Fort Worth, including Plano) are lit up on the U.S. Map:

Uranus Sq Pluto US Map Nov 2013 9-4-2013 5-07-24 PM[Click Image to Enlarge]

For my several visitors from Shreveport LA: yes, you are strongly activated by this map.  So is Little Rock, Oklahoma City, and Wichita KS.  If you have dealings with two or more of these cities (such as a route you drive), then you may strongly “feel” this event.  As mentioned previously, the precipitating event may occur as early as the Libra new moon that PRECEDES this aspect.

Here is the map for Europe and the UK:

Uranus Square Pluto Europe and UK 9-4-2013 5-16-05 PM[Click to Enlarge]

While we see modest activations of Ireland and Portugal, by far the most active area in Europe is the border between Lithuania and Poland.  (What is THAT about?)

The Western Coast of Australia, particularly the Southwest (including Perth), may be the most activated place on the planet:

Uranus Sq Pluto Australia Map 9-4-2013 5-22-52 PM[Click to Enlarge]

If you can avoid the violence prone qualities of this period of time, powerful insights (innovations in particular) can be had.  This can be a good time for innovations in medicine, electronics, or especially combinations of medicine and electronics.  Maybe WAIMR will have a breakthrough of some kind, perhaps in cancer research, during this period.

Here is the corresponding map for Southeast Asia, also notably complex and activated.  The sea between Saudia Arabia and Iran is in issue, Delhi India is activated, and, well, look at the map for the rest….

Uranus Sq Pluto Asia map 9-4-2013 5-27-40 PM

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A large number of Thor’s Hammer periods are with us through the end of the year.  September 25th through October 11th is a  particularly dangerous period, but the many Thor’s hammer periods indicate the time through the end of the year is risky in many ways (especially when coupled with the Uranus / Pluto square).  The risk of war, a really BIG war, is much larger than many realize.

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Electional Search Results

Criteria:  FIND  (Chart contains Thor’s Hammer)
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Chiron Direct October 2008

October 21, 2008 at 10:54 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions, Retrogrades, Weekends | Comments Off on Chiron Direct October 2008
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One more footnote: Chiron makes a direct station on Saturday, October 28, 2008. Planetary stations have a way of disrupting or causing a general uneasiness. This one especially affects anyone with health issues. And, since Chiron is in Aquarius, this also affects “the People.”

For many, this is “Halloween Weekend.” (Now we celebrate the weekend before the evening before the Hallowed Day.) Accidents, mischief, or intended victimization this weekend has the potential to spur “real change” into how some things are done.

Halloween, Quarter Days and November 8th 2008

October 16, 2008 at 9:05 am | Posted in Calendars, Predictions, Retrogrades, Weekends | 2 Comments
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Halloween is a celebration of one of the Quarter Days.  See, also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-quarter_day

Halloween was a traditional celebration of the November Quarter Day.  (The above link says “cross quarter” days, but the source(s) I originally used simply called them “quarter days.)  I’ve already spoken about Halloween, but I’ll briefly recap.

(1) circa 29th/30th (depending on your time zone) Mercury Trines Uranus  (This is a great time to see movies and stageplays and right poetry; this is a terrible time to buy almost anything, especially tangible things.  Deception is at play, especially from alcoholics and drug addicts.  Just chill out and ‘watch the show.”)

(2) Mars Sextiles Saturn.  Sextiles are usually favorable, but both Mars and Saturn are malefics.  Mars is in Scorpio (death, dying, sex, secrets, and espionage) and Saturn is in Virgo (accountants, monks, nuns, and intractable bureaucrats).  Not very favorable to anyone except maybe assassins and tax collectors.

(3) Mars Trines Uranus.  Another malefic pair.  Notice this implies that Mars, Saturn, and Uranus are linked.  Uranus (perhaps better named Prometheus) is a bringer of change, and it is currently placed in Pisces.  For the development of electronic media, such as digital photography and video, this is a harbinger of great developments and inventions.  (“You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.”)  The three connected can be very strange.

I’d think that one side of this may be an explosive development of electronic surveillance, particular “traffic light cams” and such.  Expect events (criminal events) that will prompt this move.  Don’t be surprised if some of these events are created by agents provocateur.  (See, also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_provocateur  not to be confused with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5s5BNHbxeY)

(4) Venus Trines Chron.  Venus is in Sadge and Chiron is in Aquarius.  These aspects give us hope.  But, don’t be surprised if immigration (Sadge) issues “bubble up” (Chiron’s “healing”) at this time.  Venus Trine Chiron SOUNDS benevolent, but with the previously mentioned aspects, some strident times may be at play.  (Riots?  Massive arrests?)

(5)  Finally, Neptune has been in the process of stationing (this tends to be difficult), and “goes direct” on November 1st.  At least one astrologer I knew spoke of someone who would “go into the mental hospital” when Neptune went retrograde and come out when Neptune “went direct.”  I’d say that this time, particularly Saturday through Wednesday, will be a huge turning point for many people, but especially with regard to alcoholism, drug addiction, deception, liars & cheats, and scammers.  Remember that poetry, music, photography and (especially) video involve a sort of “deception,” so these arts may undergo stunning transformations at this time.

I’ll focus on motion pictures in what I say next, but the same may apply to photograpy, poetry, and music.  Include any kind of electronic media (Netscape News, AOL, Reuters, Google News, Topix,  and the rest.)  Expect: (1) radical industry announcements, possibly a giant or two (unexpectedly) filing for bankruptcy or undergoing buyouts / mergers; (2) Certain branches or units being shut down or merged; (3) radical revisions in general (noticed the new changes in Hotmail?); (4) general belt tightening but (5) greater globalization.  Expect to radical changes in copyrighted material and news with regard to the Far East in general and particularly China.

We are far off topic, because I would like to discuss the actual quarter day, which is November 8th of this year.  Quarter Days are powerful, and the only more powerful points in the year are the changes of season (solstice points and equinoxes).  Each of the Quarter Days has been said to be tied to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  The November Quarter Day is associated with the Pale Horse, or Pale Rider.

This rider is usually the most devastating of all.  How it operates in any given year is resolved by the Moon (short term) and the outer planets (long term).  This year the Moon (in Pisces) trines the Sun.  From a short term standpoint, this should be favorable.  But, trines tend to producing long-lasting and far reaching events.

HOWEVER, the Moon also connects with Saturn and Uranus on this day.  The Sun already connected with Saturn on the 30th of October, and it contacts Uranus on November 11th.  Said differently, the Sun is effectively connected to these two as well.

All of this implies that, even though November 8th is on a Saturday, it will have far reaching consequences regarding the economy and financial markets.  And, interestingly, somehow the celebrations (Halloween, All Saints Day, Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertes) will tie to the actual quarter day.

Financial Markets and Saturn and Chiron and Pluto 2008

October 4, 2008 at 12:28 am | Posted in Calendars, Lunations, Predictions, Retrogrades | 1 Comment
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After a bit of thought, I’ve decided that I’m glad that not so many people read this blog.  If you read “2008 June 26 Uranus Retrograde Chart set in DFW” then you know that I predicted a shakeup in September.  If you are dialed into this at all, I’d hope you would re-read the above article in great detail.  What I said, and continue to predict, is that this shakeup simply isn’t over.  The activity in September / early October is just a punctuation mark on the way to the rest of the story.  Saturn Inconjuncts Chiron on October 8th.  Since Saturn has a 28 year orbit and Chiron a 56 year orbit, this doesn’t happen much.  It happens even less than the Jupiter / Saturn dances that classically characterize financial “changes.”

Of course an activating aspect is needed.  (Read my other writings about activating events (typically new or full moons).)  Monday is Sun Square Jupiter, a time of often overly ambitious overspending.  The Venus / Saturn / Chiron aspects of Tuesday and Wednesday October 7th and 8th will produce MORE revelations about the “structural soundness” of the world economy as well as the U.S. Economy.  Don’t be surprised to receive interesting “news” on these days, either.  By the Full Moon of October 14th, some of these truths will be unavoidable.  Deceit will continue, but the liars and cheats will find it more difficult to perpetrate the fraud.  So to speak, “Main Street” has had enough.

The key thing to remember, here, is that a huge unbridled bailout (Jupiter) is NOT the answer here.  The answer requires intense work on the “fundamentals” of the economy and finance system.  The time has arrived for a profound belt-tightening.  I’ll say a little more about October, but the real key will be found “about” the time of Thanksgiving Day.  Maybe the Wednesday before Thanksgiving will be the turning point, or maybe it will be Thanksgiving itself.

That said, other rough spots in October: Refuse to succumb to any temptation to be impetuous on October 14th.  This is a “feel good” full moon day that will tempt many to act rashly.  Don’t get sucked into THAT trap.

October 15th Mercury “goes direct” and this means on the 15th or following few days something “overdue” will be handled.  The classic example for some of you is the arrival of an overdue check.

The Grand Trine of Thursday October 23rd will make that a very powerful MORNING (afternoon for Brits) to get things done.  Energies “flip” in afternoon and this is a time to rest and maybe reconsider.

Chiron goes direct on October 25th.  On or about that time we’ll get a crucial message about some kind of healing.  This will definitely affect the financial markets, but also anyone with health problems.  Frankly, I’m a bit worried about Social Security and Medicare.

By Monday the 27th, the new issue of “healing” causes tempers to flare in a profound way.  Expect a battle royale.  “Things” could be very nasty.

The Scorpionic New Moon of the 28th is difficult to interpret.  The conflict of Monday can be read three ways: (1) it is dead & gone; (2) it has been swept under the rug and is festering; or (3) the firefight of Monday has gone totally covert.  Guns are traded for poisons.

The dance of Mercury and Neptune on Wednesday indicate confusion and overextended idealism at best.  At worst, they are about significant deception in a time when honesty is desperately needed.

The firefights of Thursday and Friday could be avoided if you find a safe athletic activity to participate in.  But, covert operations may be at risk for exposure on these days.

This might be one really scary Halloween.

Neptune turns direct Saturday and Sunday.  A planet of “happiness” often in the form of delusion or deceit, Neptune is also excellent at exposing secrets.  This will particularly apply to those born in the late 1950’s and 1960’s.  This is a good time to turn off the cell phone and hide with a good book or movie.  Harry Potter would work well.

Tuesday, November 4th is election day.  This one reminds me of the one in 2000 that was ENTIRELY in a moon void of course.  (“nothing will come of this” or perverse outcomes)  This one has Mars Square Neptune (Bill Clinton may be prominent this day for some unexplainable reason); Saturn in Opposition to Uranus (very, very financial); and (like 2000) the ENTIRE election is Moon v/c.

I predict an outcome similar to 2000, except dramatically more important.  Frankly, this is going to be a terrible mess.  And, in hindsight, we’ll all know that the outcome was crucial.  (Why?  because of the outer planet stuff in the prior paragraph, especially Saturn Opposite Uranus, a once every fourteen years event.)

I’m not sure what was going on politically about 14 to 15 years ago, but it holds important answers for this election.  Even more so is whatever happened 28 to 30 years ago.  To understand what will happen here, look to the election of 1976 and what happened then consequent to the times of the “Arab Oil Embargo.”

November has different events, but the kicker will be when Pluto re-enters Capricorn on Wednesday the 26th of November.  This is the day before Thanksgiving.  Pluto is highly “contractile” and so is Capricorn.  Money will be tight, far tighter than it is at the time I write this (Oct 4th).  This kind of “feeling” will continue through Christmas and the end of the year.  The “Islamic New Year” on December 29th may be a turning point of some kind.

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