Jupiter Quincunx Neptune 2016-10-23 (Focused Yod + Thor’s Hammer)

October 22, 2016 at 11:43 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology, biseptile, Focused-Yod, Higher Order Aspects, Long Term Analysis, Patterns, Predictions, septile, septile-T, septiles, Thor's Hammer, triseptile | 4 Comments
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Jupiter Quincunx Neptune 2016-10-23 (Focused Yod + Thor’s Hammer)

As we have written elsewhere, this is part of a larger pattern that we  detailed in August of 2014 and, arguably, extends back to 2012, including the notorious Winter Solstice of 2012.  We thought that the Focused Yod in the Winter Solstice of 2012 was the most important characteristic, along with a Diamond pattern that manifested later that evening.

Perfection of this occurrence of Jupiter quincunx Neptune also contains a Yod, and if you are willing to use the Nodes (lunar nodes, “Ketu” and “Rahu”) then a Focused Yod is also present here.  We also have an additional analysis of this aspect located here in our Week 44 Forecast for 2016.

First, perfection of the aspect filtered for the Yod:


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We note that Neptune (Pisces) is at the apex with Jupiter (Libra) on one leg and the Moon (Leo) on the other.  By itself, this Yod tells us that we face a decision, and it is a major decision.  When we add the Nodes, we have a Focused Yod:


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So, in addition to facing a “big decision,” we know we are dealing with our individual and collective fates / karma (the Nodes).  Chances are good that we are dealing with issues of service to others, jails, institutions, or acts of “self-undoing.”  Health issues or spiritual matters may be at the forefront also.

A pair of overlapping Thor’s Hammers (God’s Fists) are also present:


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These tell us that danger, real danger, exists as tempers flare and the potential for people, places, and things to go “boom.”  Note that this is following only a few days after perfection of Mars conjunct Pluto, perfecting recently on October 19th.  If you can focus this energy and the related emotions, then you can accomplish much.

We have a modest amount of 5th Harmonic activity, but do not see a coherent pattern in these aspects:


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So, some potential for bright ideas and inventions exists.  But what is more interesting is a triangular pattern of 7th order harmonic aspects:


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Moon (Leo), Pluto (Capricorn), and Ceres (Aries) form this triangular pattern.  Mars is two degrees away from Pluto, and Uranus is five degrees away from Ceres.  Pluto and Ceres have a well known history, the story being that Pluto had Ceres (prosperity, food) below ground for about half of the year (a period of fasting and famine) and Ceres was above ground for half the year (a period of food and feasting).  Halloween / Samhain marked the start of Fall, reputedly, in Celtic cultures so this set of issues seems somehow appropriate in a metaphoric sense.

We think issues of prosperity / feast / famine will face some (or many) of us at this time.  It may be telling us something important about this United States Presidential election and what will be coming afterwards.  What may be unclear at this time will be perfectly clear by the period from next April to August (with perfection of this aspect again in May and July).

The last time we had a similar series of aspects was 2004.  The next time will be 2027.  While they are not a “once a century” kind of rare aspect, they are not particularly frequent either.

Solar Fire v9 Oct 23 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Jup Qnx Nep)
Search From: Jan 1 1950 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:59 pm

Status: Finished – 60 matches

Enters Feb 24 1951 11:50:59 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 6 1951 1:44:52 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 11 1951 5:42:34 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Jul 17 1952 3:15:21 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 8 1952 10:01:42 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 23 1952 9:41:17 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Oct 7 1952 4:56:01 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Mar 27 1953 4:27:05 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 6 1953 8:42:50 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Apr 13 1953 0:34:19 am (CST +6:00)
Enters May 25 1963 4:40:11 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 6 1963 9:26:28 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jun 14 1963 1:18:33 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Sep 23 1963 9:08:23 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 9 1963 5:08:37 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Oct 18 1963 4:04:25 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Feb 3 1964 7:01:04 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Feb 17 1964 3:42:02 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 25 1964 0:59:53 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Jun 26 1965 1:38:02 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 7 1965 3:42:27 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jul 13 1965 7:16:16 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Jan 4 1966 3:14:05 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 25 1966 8:56:59 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 10 1966 0:04:30 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 24 1966 5:39:54 am (CST +6:00)
Enters May 10 1976 10:02:04 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 19 1976 11:59:45 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 25 1976 7:04:59 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jun 23 1978 8:35:10 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 3 1978 9:35:41 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 9 1978 10:38:14 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Aug 29 1988 8:10:30 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 3 1988 6:10 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters May 1 1989 9:59:36 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 12 1989 1:44:58 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 18 1989 5:58:40 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 7 1990 3:15:39 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 31 1990 2:03:39 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 11 1990 2:12:40 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 26 1990 7:29:13 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Jun 24 1991 9:28:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 6 1991 2:28:16 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 12 1991 2:12:52 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Aug 3 2001 11:40:21 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 15 2001 2:41:19 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 22 2001 4:40:08 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jan 4 2002 11:47:09 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 20 2002 4:58:17 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 30 2002 4:26 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Apr 11 2002 8:39:27 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 30 2002 8:43:32 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 10 2002 2:00:55 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 4 2003 1:18:14 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 16 2003 1:48:01 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 24 2003 7:55:26 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Feb 17 2004 9:19:01 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 3 2004 6:11:42 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 13 2004 0:04:11 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Jun 24 2004 5:18:47 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 9 2004 4:09:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 17 2004 2:12:54 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Aug 4 2014 6:07:46 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 14 2014 11:11:41 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 21 2014 3:22:31 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 12 2016 10:02:05 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 23 2016 8:32:39 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 30 2016 4:19:58 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Apr 25 2017 9:40:12 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 17 2017 3:36:59 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 4 2017 11:19:08 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 19 2017 8:25:40 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Aug 13 2027 7:57:39 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 23 2027 11:20:05 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 30 2027 5:39:30 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 25 2029 2:58:38 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 4 2029 9:25:21 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 10 2029 3:45:57 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Dec 1 2039 7:18:17 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 22 2039 10:36:29 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Feb 7 2040 10:54:31 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 21 2040 9:28:41 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Aug 23 2040 4:45:38 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 3 2040 9:57:59 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Sep 10 2040 2:35:27 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Nov 4 2042 9:48:31 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 15 2042 2:37:22 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 21 2042 3:48:08 am (CST +6:00)

2016-03 W11: Forecasts for Week 11 of 2016

March 9, 2016 at 1:19 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, Higher Order Aspects, Patterns, Predictions | 10 Comments
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2016-03 W11: Forecasts for Week 11 of 2016

March 8th is the next lunation, and it is a Solar Eclipse (New Moon).  Many states (including Texas) switch to Daylight Savings Time on the Sunday that follows.

March 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 11 (W11)

Sunday March 6th

After last week, you may want a break but Sun square Saturn will not give you one. Duty calls in some form, maybe business or family, and you must attend to it. Much chatter will emerge, and some of it may be continued disputes form the recent Mercury / Mars aspect (and change of signs). Lessons can be learned and skills can be developed. Pay attention. Get things done. And, when you get a chance, give yourself a break and get some rest anyway.

That would be enough, but Jupiter quincunx Uranus perfects today.  You have felt it building for the last few weeks in the form of a sense of false hopes or miscommunications between issues of bookkeeping or accounting, healthcare (especially healthcare professionals) and issues involving a battle between order and chaos on one hand, and issues of energy, the ability to accomplish tasks, possibly anger or violence, and leadership.  It is all very complex, and you will have to identify how it applies in your particular situation.  But, some time this weekend through the upcoming eclipse you will likely see things “come to a head” in some way.  Change is afoot, and “things” will be different after Tuesday.

Monday March 7th

Mercury semisquares Uranus and any angry words we have spoken in the last few days resurface and may be amplified.  For some people, they will be broadcast and re-broadcast.  Be careful what you say.  Vesta (traditions and “doing things the way we have always done them” is void until 6:50 PM CST and this further contributes to “things” going awry and unintended consequences.  You may have some good ideas (Mars quintile Jupiter), but consider writing them down and saving them for another day.  A Solar Eclipse perfects tomrrow and the Moon is very “old.”  That makes this a better time to “clean house” (literally or figuratively) and reflect rather than take action on new projects.

Tuesday March 8th

Today is the day of the Solar Eclipse, a very special type of New Moon.  Sun and Moon join together and each oppose Jupiter (with each individual opposition perfecting at slightly different times on this same day in most time zones).  Saturn (Sagittarius) squares this combination to form a T-Square.  Virgo / Pisces (and Sagittarius) issues are at the forefront as we begin a new cycle in more than one way.  The New Moon governs the 28 day lunar cycle, but the messages of the eclipse apply at least until the other eclipses later this year.  Ceres (prosperity in general and food in particular) BiQuintiles Black Moon Lilith (a point governing taboo issues in general and taboo sexual practices in particular).  This is a difficult aspect to interpret, and we suggest you identify how it applies in your individual situation.  Pallas BiQuintiles the North Node (another point, associated with karma), and we may have some important ideas about how to handle difficult “karmic” situations in our life.

Wednesday March 9th

Whether perfection of the eclipse fell in on yesterday in your time zone or on today, you will still “feel” it.  As we move further past the eclipse, we can start thinking about taking action on some of the ideas that we have noted on previous days.

BUT, the Moon remains v/c (void of course) from yesterday until 1:39 PM CST. That means we have to wait until some time after 1:39 PM CST to make our desired launch today. Keep in mind that the further you can move away from a “sign change boundary” the better (unless you have Venus or Jupiter near the cusp of Aries). That means later in the day as much as possible.

With the North Node semisextile Black Moon Lilith (both points in space, so to some degree this reflects the Earth’s alignment at this time), we have taboo topics (especially taboo sexual topics) bubbling to the surface and may face some “hard karma” in dealing with them. Today is anything but ordinary for many (if not most) people. Venus Novile Pluto says we can learn a lesson here (both can, and do, deal with Love (Venus) and Sex (Pluto)). Venus is also TriSeptile the North Node, and this brings the idea that doing a totally selfless (best if anonymous, also) act to help someone else might relieve at least a little of our “hard karma.”

Thursday March 10th

This is a busy day with a number of higher order aspects perfecting.  We note Sun conjunct Chiron today.  This is an annual aspect that brings health, education, mentoring, and “the Wounded Healer” to the forefront.  Venus quadrinovile Jupiter tells us that we can learn an important lesson or skill that will serve us well in the future.  Keep in mind that this might seem like something trivial because Quadrinoviles often bring us skills that are useful in thefuture (but not yet currently).  Mercury novile Uranus may bring us one or more additional lessons.  Venus quintile Saturn may also bring us a smart, but practical, idea.  Septiles suggest that we help someone less fortunate than ourselves.

Friday March 11th

Today you may feel an urgent need to get things done, but that may not go so well unless you are working writing poetry or song lyrics, doing a photoshoot, or making a video or movie. Scammers and thieves will tend to be more active today, so make certain you do not believe anything a stranger says or buy what they try to sell you. Even family members may be suspect. Stick to the poetry or photography.

Saturday March 12th

Venus enters Pisces today.  This is great for creatives, one of the best possible situations, but not so good for finances.  Similar to yesterday (except that it is with us for a few weeks), this empowers scammers.  Put off major purchases for a few weeks if at all possible.  Certainly avoid speculative endeavors.  As mentioned before, the best use of these few weeks is in developing your abilities with writing poetry or lyrics, photography, or videography.  Other arts may flourish also, but the ones explicitly mentioned work best.

Week 12 Forecasts

Jupiter Quincunx Neptune then Pluto

August 1, 2014 at 12:52 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology | 8 Comments
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An interesting configuration is emerging for mid August through September: Jupiter enters into a Quincunx with Neptune on August 14th and then another Quincunx with Pluto on September 5th.  The Quincunx tends to be a frustrating aspect indicating miscommunications and false hopes.  Arguable, given that the fastest moving planet here is Jupiter, and that it takes a year to move through a sign, this pair of Quincunxes is actually a Yod.  Yods signal forks in the road where we must make a choice and will inevitably look back at the path we did not choose to take.

See, also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yod_(astrology)

If this is indeed a yod, and I believe it qualifies, it indicates one of the biggest decision making periods to face us (collectively) in years.  For many people, this period in August through September of 2014 will signal a major shift.  Even if it is not entirely visible now, in years to come many of us will see how critically important our decisions were in this period.  What follows are the two charts for the “exact” points of each of these aspects.  But, again, these are such large aspects that for individuals the triggers for the critical moments will almost certainly involve aspects of the Sun or Moon or both.

Jupiter Quincunx Neptune 2014-08-14

Jupiter Quincunx Neptune [Click to Enlarge]


Jupiter Quincunx Pluto 2014-09-05


Jupiter Quincunx Pluto [Click to Enlarge]

In all fairness, I should note that these aspects are followed by different versions of these same aspects later this year and in 2015.  The Jupiter / Neptune Quincunx repeats October 23, 2016, May 17, 2017, and July 4, 2017.   Jupiter / Pluto Quincunx first occurred (in this cycle) July 18, 2012, then Dec 20, 2012 (the rather famous Solstice), March 29, 2013, September 5, 2014, February 27, 2015, and May 21, 2015.  BUT, the FIRST PAIRING of these occurs August / September 2014.  (Hence, this is the critical period, followed by a few more chances to “change the road you’re on.” (to paraphrase Led Zeppelin))

For many of us as individuals, the critical decisions will involve career or family or both.  Collectively, one critical question is whether certain current skirmishes will be contained or grow into some “world war.”  Many of these questions are really but the tip of a much larger iceberg.

What really interests me is the question of when do the Jupiter BiQuintiles to these planets occur?  (BiQuintiles are excellent for creative work and innovation.)  As far as I can tell, however, the current version of Solar Fire (SF 8) cannot do an electional search for Quintiles / BiQuintiles.  (If I am wrong, somebody let me know how to do this.)  (Update 8/18: I have a solution now and plan to explore this in a later post.)

If you are reading this post some years in the future, say about 2020 or beyond, please try to avoid romancing the choice (or “road”) that you did not take at this time.  It was fraught with perils that are now invisible to you from your vantage point in the future.  Chances are good that you made the right decision, even if it proved to be a bit problematic.

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