2016-03 W13: Forecasts for Week 13 of 2016

March 20, 2016 at 5:56 pm | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions | 5 Comments
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The Vernal Equinox was March 19th / 20th depending on your location (with Venus conjunct Neptune on the same day), and the next lunation (a Aries / Libra Lunar Eclipse (a special type of Full Moon)) wad on March 23rd (Jupiter perfects a square to Saturn a few hours earlier on the same day).   Jupiter / Saturn has been exerting ongoing influence (especially on the financial markets), and this is the second of three with the first being last fall.

2016-03 W13: Forecasts for Week 13 of 2016

March 2016 (Mars Out)

Archive of Week 12 (W12)

Week 13 (W13)

Sunday March 20th

For the eastern coast of the United States (aka the “East Coast”), the Vernal Equinox occurs today at half past midnight.  (To determine the time for your locale, click here.)   Venus (Pisces) joins Neptune (Pisces), and this is a very good “feel good” day but a terrible day to sign contracts or make long term commitments.  Spiritual endeavors tend to prosper (as long as no long term commitment is involved).  Pluto is active in higher order aspects to Pallas (ingenious plans, especially military in nature) and Vesta (traditions).  Expect issues involving death and dying (or taxes) to surface today and be blended into spirituality.

Monday March 21st

Today is the “Ecclesiastical” beginning of Spring (used as part of the determination of when Easter occurs).  Moon is in Virgo all day and quite active.  Mercury enters Aries in the evening and is void (v/c) prior to that.  Communications and transportation problems may emerge during this window; do not buy a vehicle, computer, or phone during this time.  And, whether we are aware of it or not, we are preparing in some way on some level for what the upcoming Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon Aries / Libra) will bring us.

Moon becomes void only a few hours later, making it difficult to accomplish anything lasting today.  Stick to routine tasks and plans for action after the eclipse on Wednesday.

Tuesday March 22nd

Moon is void in Virgo all day long, entering Libra 10:23 PM PDT / 11:23 PM MDT in the swestern part of the United States.  Again, stick to routine tasks and plans for action after the eclipse on Wednesday.

Wednesday March 23rd

We have a double header with Jupiter Square Saturn today along with the Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon Aries / Libra).  Note that Jupiter / Saturn will perfect again May 26th, and this aspect exerts continuing influence from February 14th of 2016 until October 28th of 2016.  Chances are good this week, maybe today, will mark an important milestone in this window.  The eclipse punctuates that.

Sun conjoins Mercury circa 3:11 PM CDT, and the window form 2:40 PM until 3:40 PM CDT is particularly useful (Cazimi) for key actions involving communications or transportation.  You can buy that car, computer or phone if you can seal the entire deal during this window.

A Hard Rectangle also forms on the 23rd:

 Hard Rectangle Enters   March 23 2016 5:56:47 am (CDT +5:00)
 Hard Rectangle Leaves March 23 2016 3:32:35 pm (CDT +5:00)

Thursday March 24th

Mercury trines Mars today, and you should accomplish all you can prior to Moon becoming void of course after its opposition to Uranus.  The aspect (the opposition) can bring some very smart ideas, but you need to wait until you have more information, some time Friday afternoon (tomorrow), before you attempt to put those into action.  Take this “time off” to do as much research as you can and lay the foundation without making any major commitments to move forward.

Friday March 25th

At 1:10 PM CDT the Moon moves into Scorpio, but you still may want to wait a few hours to put into action your plans from yesterday evening since the Moon is in the “too early to tell” period (also known as a “sign change boundary”).  You MIGHT can make “it” work (whatever “it” is), but the venture will be risky and require significant concentration to make “it” work.

Venus (Pisces) opposes Jupiter (Virgo) and squares Saturn (Sagittarius) today, forming a mutable T-Square.  The T-Square will give you great energy, but mutable T’s are about finishing the tasks at hand (bring them to completion), cleaning up, and laying the groundwork to launch the next major endeavor.

Saturday March 26th

As far as “getting things done” goes, Saturday is a powerhouse, the best day this week.  If you did not launch your new project yesterday, then launch it today and accomplish all you can today.  Set leisure activities aside for another day, and focus on accomplishing the most important tasks today, especially anything part of a larger project.

Sun (Aries) trines Mars (Sagittarius), Venus (Pisces) sextiles Pluto (Capricorn), and the Moon has MOSTLY favorable aspects (two small glitches, one in the early morning hours and one shortly before 8 AM CDT; you can move past these and SHOULD do that).  Get’er done!

Week 14 (W14)

Sunday March 27th

Moon turns void, and yesterday’s windows close.  If you did not achieve completion, then you must put it on hold or stick to routine activities only (possibly at risk even with those).  Today is not a “bad” day, but you will find it difficult to achieve lasting results today.  Use this as a “day of rest” from yesterday and stick to cleaning up and planning for forward action on another day.

Jupiter Square Saturn 2016-03-23

March 14, 2016 at 1:57 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Long Term Analysis, Patterns, Predictions | 6 Comments
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Jupiter Square Saturn 2016-03-23

We are discussing Jupiter Square Saturn, but we first need to point out that this is a LONG TERM ASPECT.  If you are in the habit of checking the newspaper or website for your “forecast today,” a fortune cookie of sorts, then you likely will NOT understand this.  This REQUIRES a long-term point of view.

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Electional Search Results
Criteria: FIND (Jup Any Aspect Sat)
Search From: Jan 1 2016 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2016 11:59:56 am
Status: Finished - 4 matches
Enters Feb 14 2016 7:17:51 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 23 2016 5:15:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 26 2016 7:27:40 am (CDT +5:00)
 Leaves Jun 26 2016 5:24:17 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Oct 28 2016 7:08:44 pm (CDT +5:00)

We also recommend that you read and compare our analysis of Jupiter Square Saturn in August of 2015.  (This is part of a related sequence.)

Notice that this aspect (Jupiter Square Saturn) has been in play since February 14th (Valentine’s Day, and a rather amazing day astrologically though we were unavailable to develop an analysis for that particular day.), will perfect again May 26th without losing any influence, and move out of influence June 26th (also the date of the perfection of the third of three Jupiter Trine Pluto aspects).  It will come into influence again shortly before the election and continue past the United States Presidential Inauguration in 2017.

Jupiter / Saturn angular aspects (conjunction, squares, and opposition) are notorious for financial market shakeups.  These almost never happen “day of” perfection but in some nearby window (likely precipitated by a lunar or inner planet aspect).  If you check on when financial crashes have happened in the United States, they have historically happened in May, August, and October (particularly in or near the Via Combusta).  (See, also: here and here.   If you click this last link, please note that Clarissa is one of our favorite astrologers, and we frequently repost her work because it is of such high quality.)

This particular Jupiter / Saturn square perfects a few hours before a lunar eclipse.  We present the chart first filtered for squares present at the perfection:

2016-03-23 Jupiter Square Saturn (squares)

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A few of you may look at that chart and be suspicious that something else is present.  You are right!  (Fixed signs are absent, but that is not our main point.  However, without them, we have trouble completing something start to finish.  What has to happen today, instead, is (1) to close out the old tasks and projects and (2) start the new tasks and projects.  That is consistent with an eclipse.)

Back to our regularly scheduled program: A T-Square is present, and it trumps a more ordinary look at this as being merely a collection of squares:

2016-03-23 Jupiter Square Saturn (T-Square)

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This is no ordinary T-Square.  While Venus perfects it (and is more transitory), if you are willing to loosen your orbs a bit we can consider Neptune to be conjunct Venus (recently perfecting a few days ago) and part of the T-Square.  Neptune is at home in Pisces, Venus is in exaltation, and both are different faces of each other.  They are powerful, far more powerful than either Jupiter (in Detriment) or Saturn (not well placed in Sagittarius).  So, in at least this case, we really need to look at Venus / Neptune to get a “real” idea of what is going on here.

As I hinted earlier, I believe the “real” idea is a hint of a major financial shift later this year.  Venus rules finances (and financial markets), and Neptune stresses impermanence.  If such as change does happen, my guess (again) is in May, August, or October.

Other lessons (patterns) are present with this particular chart.  First, we will learn lessons during this period of time.  A Square Key (really interlaced Huber Learning Triangles) is present.  We show the same chart, filtered for that pattern:

2016-03-23 Jupiter Square Saturn (Square Key)

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We can be certain we will learn lessons from the choice we make today.  And a big choice faces us.  We know this because a Yod (the Finger of God and a pattern than indicates important choices of one path or the other but never both).  We show this same chart filtered for the Yod:

2016-03-23 Jupiter Square Saturn (Yod)

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We will have to choose our friends carefully today because they will become long-term allies and anchor us to a particular position.  A Hele confirms that this is a day where this will happen:

2016-03-23 Jupiter Square Saturn (Hele)

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Finally, an opportunity can be had today.  This is not the “strong” opportunity of a kite, but it obtains a certain amount of strength because (1) this is perfection of a long-term aspect and (2) a lunar eclipse (full moon) occurs later today.  So, you will have an opportunity if you (1) wrap up and close out old tasks and (2) choose wisely in your alliances and the new projects that you begin.  Here is the same chart, filtered for the Grand Trine:

2016-03-23 Jupiter Square Saturn (Grand Trine)

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Let us be clear: this is a long term aspect though the eclipse makes today in particular important.  Because this is a long-term aspect, at a minimum, last week and this week are particularly important in the period from February 14th to June 26th as well as the long term effects from the decisions and events that occur during this period.

If you want to review the events of this week (W13), click here.

Here are other Jupiter Square Square Saturn aspects:

(Click here for a more comprehensive list.  But, be forewarned that that list contains over 500 entries, as opposed to the 30 that are shown here.)

Solar Fire Gold Mar 14 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Jup Sqr Sat)
Search From: Jan 1 2000 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:56 am

Status: Finished – 30 matches

Enters Jan 10 2005 9:09:43 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 23 2005 3:32:38 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Nov 19 2005 1:17:50 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 16 2005 11:16:12 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 7 2006 11:33:06 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters May 19 2006 5:55:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 22 2006 1:43:39 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 25 2006 12:25:40 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Nov 23 2006 3:16:27 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Sep 15 2014 3:32:24 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Dec 1 2014 7:18:12 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Jul 7 2015 8:00:07 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 3 2015 5:36:21 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 29 2015 2:21:40 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Feb 14 2016 7:17:51 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 23 2016 5:15:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 26 2016 7:27:39 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jun 26 2016 5:24:17 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Jul 23 2024 9:56:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 19 2024 4:46 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 15 2024 3:48:16 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters Nov 18 2024 9:01:20 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 24 2024 3:59:12 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 23 2025 4:16:57 am (CST +6:00)
Enters May 5 2025 9:47:46 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 15 2025 9:35:42 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 10 2025 2:23:53 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters Mar 28 2035 11:26:58 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 25 2035 1:34:42 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves May 25 2035 11:51:21 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Sep 16 2035 12:27:20 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 22 2035 1:46:19 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 19 2035 5:39:01 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Jan 19 2036 7:40:51 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Feb 22 2036 4:43:46 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 14 2036 11:41:16 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters Apr 20 2045 2:32:56 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact May 17 2045 3:00:03 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jun 18 2045 5:44:56 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Jul 26 2045 1:31:47 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 9 2045 11:44:25 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Oct 9 2045 0:04:01 am (CST +6:00)
Enters Jan 26 2046 10:27:34 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 4 2046 5:08:54 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 27 2046 10:55:26 pm (CST +6:00)

 

Jupiter square Saturn 2015-08-03

August 2, 2015 at 7:12 pm | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 4 Comments
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Jupiter square Saturn 2015-08-03

Update: you may want to compare Jupiter Square Saturn on March 23, 2016, also the day of a lunar eclipse.

We originally wrote “Monday is a comparatively ordinary mix of many quincunxes (false hopes and miscommunications) peppered with trines (pleasant breaks from the noise)” about this day during a Piscean Moon.  Piscean Moons have a tendency to be a bit like Moon v/c or Mercury Retrograde themselves.  They are the home of the goof and gaf and “gotcha.”

NOW we are rectifying the error.  Jupiter squares Saturn on this date, a number of frustrating Moon quincunxes do occur, and we still see that dangerous “Thor’s Hammer Key” that we mentioned regarding the recent Full Moon and Sun quincunx Neptune.  Jupiter aspects to Saturn are known to stir up the financial markets, and certain other shakeups have occurred in the markets in early August.  We would not be surprised to see one today.  Here is the chart, filtered for the Thor’s Hammer pattern:

2015-08-03 Jupiter square Saturn (Thors Hammer Key)

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Grand trines are present here as well.  As always is true, some people will find an opportunity to make quite a bit of money during this shakeup.  This is a Grand Fire Trine, and it favors Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius more than others.

Here is the same chart (Jupiter square Saturn), but filtered for the Grand Trines:

2015-08-03 Jupiter square Saturn (Grand Trines)

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Finally, we expect long lasting alliances to be formed or confirmed with the events of this day.  A Hele pattern tells us this:

2015-08-03 Jupiter square Saturn (Hele)

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If you are not an expert in the markets, today might be a good day to get OUT of them (convert to cash).

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