Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)

February 10, 2017 at 9:59 am | Posted in 5th Harmonic, Astrology, Hele, Higher Order Aspects, Kite, Lunations, Mystic Rectangle, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Weekends | 11 Comments
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Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)

Headline: In addition to being a Full Moon and Eclipse with a comet (!), this FM has a complex set of patterns, some relatively rare, that bring important opportunities that can be realized if you make the right decisions and form the right alliances.  Additionally, a thief is lurking (might be a time waster or maybe an ACTUAL thief), so be careful!

A few months have past since our last “real” astrology post (other than something I started on Lost Dudeist involving an old cold case murder), and we are overdue to put some of our own work up.  This FM is interesting, with the Moon near the important fixed star of Regulus (i.e. the “Regulator” and associated with kings and royalty and sometimes downfalls) as well as a number of patterns.  We will focus mainly on the charts, as we have done the past few years, with only minimal commentary (encouraging our readers, instead, to comment).  Names for this moon abound.  “Snow Moon” is most popular, but we like “Werewolf Moon” best!  🙂

For other forecasts (reblogs), try our Posts Page.

Basic Chart, Inner Planets, and Outer Planets

First, we have a basic chart of the FM using tight orbs (eliminating all but the strongest aspects) and a new custom layout that we designed today:


The aspect grid and mid-point trees here focus specifically on the strongest and most influential aspects.  Others have analyzed this FM extensively, and I really have little new to offer except my (usual) analysis of patterns and some discussion of mid-points as well as various items that catch my eye (though they have been mentioned by others).

In addition to the proximity of the Moon to Regulus (bringing up issues of power and control as well as risk of loss related to “revenge”), we note that the moon is apply to an (out of sign) conjunction to the North Node in Virgo.  This is important for any of several reasons (such as the Nodes being the critical ingredient in all eclipses) but we note that when that aspect perfects (Moon conjunct North Node in Virgo) a bit later that a powerful earth trine will be activated (making it possible to turn opportunities seized with the FM into money or material goods or benefits).

We present next the same chart (all of these are the same), but in a different format and filtered for inner planets (and Mars).  This version of the chart (and these aspects) speak to individual issues more than collective issues and, depending on our individual natal charts (or maybe those close to us) how this FM will affect us in a very direct way:


If you are paying attention (we hope you are if you are reading this), then you will note two things.  The first, and most compelling, is that Mars forms a triangular relationship (similar to a T-Square, but (as far as I know) an as yet unnamed pattern) with Moon / Sun in opposition (that DEFINES a Full Moon!) and Mars forming a sesquiquadrate (135 degrees) to Moon and a semi-square (45 degrees) to the Sun.  Both aspects tend to be “irritating,” Mars is all about action (often physical) and can be prone to violence, and this set of aspects will spur you to “get things done” *IF* you can avoid becoming mired in conflicts.

The second aspect is more subtle, with Mercury sextile Venus.  Really, the aspect is not the issue.  The issue is that Mercury is “peregrine” (an horary term, and one of the few of those we use from time to time), and that makes Mercury a “thief” in this chart.  Incessant chatter and nuisance events related to transportation and communication can steal your opportunity from you.  Do not let that happen!

Here is the same chart, but filtered for the outers including Chiron, Major Asteroids (Pallas, Ceres, Vesta, and Juno), the additional two we always use (Hygeia, healthcare, and Astraea, law) along with the additions of Sedna, Selena, and Eris.  We also have the calculated point Black Moon (Lilith).


The outers tend to affect us collectively, and as individuals we look to them to see how we “fit in” with the larger groups around us as well as what the larger collective is “working through.”  The larger T-Square (Uranus (and Eris, the troublemaker), Vesta, and Jupiter) is part of a looser Grand Cross (adding in Pluto in Capricorn).  The Uranus / Pluto squares since 2012 (arguably 2011) have been discussed extensively in their role in the financial meltdown of 2008 (the year Pluto (death and major transformation) entered Capricorn (banking and finance and large corporations)) through the “Arab Spring” and other Middle Eastern wars and violence up to, and including, the current events in the Middle East as well as the political climate here in the United States.

T-Square / Grand Cross

Beyond this summary, we will not duplicate those discussion except to note that Jupiter (Libra) ALWAYS acts as an “amplifier” of anything he touches, and Vesta brings in issues of traditions (and loyalty, probably especially military traditions if we followed our hunch on this).  Grand crosses bring SOME things to a HALT and launch other things into rapid motion.  This is another “irritating” pattern (similar to the Sun / Moon / Mars pattern previously discussed), but it is huge and affects many people and will extend particularly long after the eclipse (at least 18 months if we were to guess but maybe further).  Expect the fights we have been having to escalate, particularly if they involve traditions (and anyone who “serves,” i.e. military, police, nurses, and similar).

Huber Learning Triangle

We add that in addition to the T-Square / Grand Cross, a “Huber Learning Triangle” is present that includes Vesta (traditions and service), Chiron (education, healthcare, and mentors) and Jupiter (law, higher education, sometimes health, and foreign travel / ambassadors; higher thought and sometime philanderers).  Composed of a trine (easy and straightforward), a quincunx (a confusing and messy misunderstanding) and a square (an avoidable and irritating demand for action), this outer planet / asteroid Huber affects all of us and says that everyone (liberal, conservative, democrat, republican, libertarian, and “other”) is partially right (the trine), partially out of touch with reality (the quincunx) and feeling compelled to “do something about it” (the square).  This kind of pattern may also apply in other areas of your life.

Resolutions require that the misunderstandings be addressed if they can be.  (We think this involves people who serve (military & police & firefighters & nurses & similar), their education & healthcare benefits, and a real need for resolution (maybe legal and maybe in some other Jupiter area).

Please do note that both of these major patterns are interlaced and contain Jupiter / Vesta on one of their legs.  (Making “people who serve” and the legal system almost a certainty.)

With that, we examine the  patterns in play, which are powerful and interesting (and some tend to be rare).  Since they are numerous, we will list them first (in order of consideration):

  • Mystic Rectangle
  • Kites (Kite Key) and associated Grand Trines
  • Heles (Hele Key)
  • Rosetta
  • Yods

Mystic Rectangle, Kites, and Grand Trines

These three sets of patterns should be considered together Kites are considered rare, and Mystic Rectangles even more so.  Sometimes I see a fifth point in the Mystic Rectangle pattern which creates an interlaced pair of kites that I call a “Kite Key” (taking the name from “Double Yod Key” and similar patterns).  The Mystic Rectangle shows up in interesting places and people.  For example, Hillary Clinton’s natal chart has one and it is rather pronounced.  Kites always contain at least one Grand Trine, and several are present here (particularly a Fire Grand Trine composed of Uranus (Aries), Moon (Leo), and Saturn (Sagittarius)).  As we mentioned earlier, after the Moon moves into Virgo it will form (amplify, really) an Earth Grand Trine when it perfects the conjunction to the North Node.

Here is the same chart, but filtered for the Mystic Rectangle:


Moon, Jupiter, Uranus, and the Sun form this MR, and this is a “lotto ticket winner” pattern.  You may not win the “actual” lotto, but a huge opportunity is facing you (if you can avoid Mercury the thief, mentioned earlier).  (Do keep in mind that, with some people, Mercury might be an ACTUAL thief.  I have actually seen that happen when I saw a cash box stolen from a charity dance by a “snatch and grab” thief when Moon in Gemini (Mercury’s home) became angular.  As a young budding astrologer, this was an AMAZING event to witness!  The money was never recovered….)  An opportunity faces you, no doubt, but do act with SOME prudence!


The kite key (interlaced kites) formed from the MR confirm this:


We will note that the three bodies of Hygeia (health and healthcare), Saturn (aging, bones, test, trials, and tribulations) and Astraea (law, lawyers, judges, and the legal system) form the apex (“additional planet”) in this kite key.  So, your opportunity may involve either health / healthcare or aging or bones or the law / legal system in some way.  (All three could be involved, as in an elderly person who is injured by some Mercurial peregrine young person and from the damage to their health a lawsuit and maybe criminal action results.  Bad news for the person who cause the harm in their fit of Sun / Moon / Mars temper.  Do not be the person with the temper!  You are smart enough to read this, so you should know better!)

Grand Trines

Here is the same chart, but filtered to reveal the Grand Trines:


To some degree, these patterns of opportunity are about personal decisions that may or may not directly involve others.

Hele (Key), Rosetta, and Yods: Issues of Allegiance and Decisions

In contrast to the previous group of patterns, the Hele / Rosetta / Yod group in this eclipse necessarily involve others (except MAYBE the Yods).  We also have interlaced Hele patterns (two) which we call a “Hele Key” and these emphasize the importance of forming stable long term alliances.  The Rosetta, on the other hand, is about short term alliances and can lead later to treachery and betrayal.  “Picking the right friends” is everything at this moment, and the pair of Yods (not quite a “double yod key” but VERY similar to that pattern) are about (a minimum of) two decisions involving alliances, friends, non-friends (enemies?), decisions, and what action to take (or avoid).

Hele Key

We present, first, the same Eclipse chart, filtered for the Hele pattern (and revealing the Hele key):


The “common leg” in these two interlaced Hele patterns (aka the “Hele Key”) is a Vesta / Chiron trine.  A stable relationship between Vesta in Cancer (traditions and service in the water sign associated with families and children and oceans and family outings at the beach) and Chiron (mentors, education, healthcare, and attempting to heal the deep wound that never seems to quite heal fully).  This might be a good weekend to NOT take your children (Cancerian) to any place where they could drown (a Chironic wound that could never be healed).  For others, the issues are about, on one hand, service and family, and, on the other hand, dealing with painful issues that may never resolved.  If you are lucky, this could be a healthcare issue that can be resolved (for now) or an education issue (that can be completed and finished).  In any case, it is really all about your alliances and the friends you pick.

If we had to make a recommendation (and that is risky!), we would recommend males tend to opt for “college professor” (or lawyer) type friends (or maybe military) and females opt for someone Saturnine (could be an older adult or some other “authority figure”).


Every garden must have a snake, no doubt.  In this garden, or chart, the Rosetta is the set of relationships that might can “get things done” rather quickly, but which may turn on you in some form of treachery at some later point.

Here is the chart:


Curiously, the same Vesta / Chiron trine forms the backbone of this Rosetta.

Yods: Decisions

This chart contains a pair of Yods, and in astrology a pair almost always means “two or more.”  You can also think of it as “at least two” major decisions.  Here is the chart:


One decision involves “fate” (North Node) or “hard work” (OR BOTH) and a choice between Venus (love, beauty, harmony, and maybe money & finances; also: this looks like Venus AND Mars!) and Mercury (communications, transportation, and the aforementioned thief).  Each has their advantage, and as an astrologer it is my duty to tell you that each path has its advantages and disadvantages, but we lean toward the Venus path over the Mercury path in this case.  (Why?  Because Mercury is peregrine, or a thief, here.  If you are a criminal, then maybe that is your path, but not for the rest of us.)

The other decision involves a Chironic issue (education, healthcare, or mentor(s)) and a choice between a very strong Leo Moon (likely a strong female) and Libran (but Retrograde) Jupiter.  That is a tougher choice, but we ever so slightly favor the Leo Moon.  (Why?  It is VERY strong in this eclipse, AND Jupiter is retrograde).  In the end, only you can decide.

Our most popular reblogs for this FM (so far):

Taking a peek at what the search engines (currently) like, we have these pages also:

This last one mentions “the Cold Moon, Ice Moon, and Quickening Moon,” but we still like the “Werewolf Moon” the best!

Click here for source of graphic.

That is it for our forecast, but we are going to include some maps this time.  (We have not done that since 2015.)  No commentary for the maps; you are own your own in your analysis of them using what we have given you from the charts.  Also, for those interested in “Cosmobiology” and midpoint analysis, we are including midpoint trees and modulus sort strips.













How to use Jupiter Retrograde to Rejuvenate your life

February 7, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on How to use Jupiter Retrograde to Rejuvenate your life
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Tara Greene,Tarot Reader, Astrology, Psychic

Jupiter will turn his big back on us as he turns RETROGRADE, as he does every year, on Feb 5th/6th @ 23+ degrees LIBRA and the BIG PLANET will Retrograde back to 13 degrees 13 minutes until June 8/9th. RETROGRADE planetary times get a bad rap but they are very important and ought to be used very positively.

This means its REJUVENATION time!

As Jupiter is the planet of optimism, faith, trust, foreigners, freedom, risk taking, gambling, religion, truth, higher education, honesty, justice, politics, the military and travel as ruler of SAGITTARIUS and PISCES all of these things will now go SOUTH. Restrictions on these things is already being set up and will be reviewed. This is not a time to move forwards. Do not gamble. 

 Over the next four months things contract. All of the forward progress made will be poured over, investigated, re-examined, sent back to the courts, as…

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North Node in a Finger of Merlin-Feb5&9

February 6, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on North Node in a Finger of Merlin-Feb5&9
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5D Astrology

Snapshot: Before noon on Sunday, we could have some soulfully, magical ideas. On Thursday afternoon our actions will be soulfully magical.

From Sunday to Thursday, the North Node in Virgo will be the ‘finger’ of a rolling Finger of Merlin with 2 Personal Planets: Mercury and Mars. It is a great time to see what the North Node’s Transit through Virgo has been teaching us. With Mercury and Mars making double-magic aspects (Biquintiles) to the North Node, we are going to see some Soul Awareness around the way we externalize (Virgo) our subconscious minds (Pisces, the Opposite Sign that forms an ‘axis’ of energy with Virgo. Virgo is ‘seen’ energies and Pisces is hidden. But the Biquintiles will bring in different expressions from Capricorn (where Mercury is Transiting) and Aries (where Mars is Transiting).

Through our actions (Mars/Aries) and our plans (Mercury) to initiate structures (Capricorn) we can see something…

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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)

Gemini New Moon 2016-06-04 (Grand Cross, Grand Trine, and Rosetta)

June 5, 2016 at 1:32 am | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions, Rosetta, Special Days | 23 Comments
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Gemini New Moon 2016-06-04 (Grand Cross, Grand Trine, and Rosetta)

We are writing this post a few hours in hindsight, a bit more than four hours after perfection.  We note that the annual Sun Square Jupiter aspect perfected earlier today.  (We will minimize duplication of the commentary on the earlier aspect.)

This is a dynamic New Moon (NM) and an important one, and much has been written by others because of the presence of a Grand Cross (GC).  This is a longer term GC which involves outer planets (notably Saturn, Neptune, and Jupiter), but the NM itself is (1) conjunct Venus and (2) forms the fourth leg of the GC.  Grand Crosses are relatively rare even when using asteroids (Chiron, Juno, Pallas, Vesta, and Ceres as well as others such as Hygeia and Astraea) or calculated points (North Node, South Node, Vertex, and so forth).  But this GC uses “real” planets, and that, by itself, is enough to make it a popular subject of discussion, interpretation, and speculation.

Maybe even more notable is that it is a mutable GC, and these invariably signify endings of some kind.  With a NM near the end of the Mecury Retrograde shadow, after the Direct Station, all are seeking to move forward and launch new projects.  AND you *CAN* do that, but these projects are more in the order of reaping what you have sewn.  Think of these projects as specifically being built on the past and what you have accomplished (or failed to accomplish).  This is your window to take stock and act accordingly.

And, on the outside chance you are uncertain about that, let me be clear: the upcoming Full Moon has a CARDINAL Grand Cross in it, and, oddly, that is about beginnings.  It tells us that the “cleanup period” between that Full Moon and the next New Moon is all about launching truly new projects.  (I am NOT saying you should launch during a waning moon.  I AM saying it is time you consider the option of COMPLETELY starting your life from the ground up and, absent that, questioning every assumption in your life about how things “have to be” with an eye to junking what is not working for you any more and doing things that are TRULY NEW in the most fundamental way possible.  This is your chance to TRULY change the train you are on.)

Whether all of us realize it or not, we are undergoing a large scale shift that is operating in many areas of our lives.  The current state of affairs of the United States Presidential election reflects that.  People feel strongly.  I will avoid becoming too political here, as I ordinarily avoid that, but many people object to the political system as it stands, and I mean many conservative people object as well as the more obvious liberal objections seeking “change.”  But what we see as election politics reflects deeper and more profound problems and issues.  And, they are not just in the United States.  This is a global phenomenon.

The late Jonathon Cainer, an astrologer whose work I followed, wrote of this a number of times when he spoke of the “bell” (Uranus Square Pluto) that would “toll seven times.”  Cainer was both a poet and a giant (as well as a bit of a character), and his voice will be missed.  (But we are happy that Oscar appears to be carrying the torch now.)  Jonathon Cainer stressed the point repeatedly: Uranus Square Pluto will bring HUGE global changes beyond anything we have seen (at least in recent generations if “ever”).  I agree.

By itself, that would be enough, and nothing more need be said.  But the fact is that we have an amazing series of patterns coming in the next few months starting now (and with the upcoming Full Moon).  Those of you who are astrologers know what I am talking about.  I see more of you writing about patterns this year, and I strongly suspect at least some of you have looked at certain pages I put up in late 2015, such as Rare and Absent Patterns in 2016 and, more generally, the 2016 Overview.  Whether or not you are an astrologer, if you like to do advanced planning to organize your life, then I suspect you should peek at those pages.

We also recommend you compare the Gemini New Moon of 2015 (last year) and the Taurus New MooooN of a month ago.  And by “compare,” I do not mean just peek at my pages.  Pull out your journal (you know the one, the one I recommend you keep, and, yes, I am chastising you like your mother would if you are not doing it, especially after telling you about FutureMe) and compare this month to last month, this month this year to this month last year.  You reap what you sew, but there MUST be some opportunity there.  This New Moon tells us that.  You must have “eyes to see.”

That said, and keeping in mind just how powerful the upcoming Full Moon / Solstice will be, we present the chart for the Gemini New Moon of 2016 with the Mutable Grand Cross (MGC):

2016-06-04 New Moon (Grand Cross)

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In case you were not already aware, an AMAZING number of squares are present in this chart.  Children born at this time will be nothing short of revolutionary.  I knew a woman, deceased within the past few months, who was born with a similar birth chart.  She was the most gifted numerologist I ever met (I confess, I simply have NO idea how Numerology works, but she was completely accurate), and she had a greater ability to anger people (most people, even delicate ones, said “p*ss off” people) than almost anyone else I knew. She made people ANGRY with her criticism!  I tolerated her barbs because I really liked her (and I knew she liked me), but most did not.  Nevertheless, she was a very prosperous businesswoman here in Dallas, and all those squares left an impression on me.  (And, at least from my vantage point, she will be missed.  I liked her.)  This chart looks like that, but maybe even MORE squares than she had!

Interpret that however you choose.  As mentioned earlier, many others have written interpretations of this:

Adventuring Inward on this New Moon

Asha Maria on this New Moon (Sidereal Interpretation, Signs are different)

Astro All-Starz on this New Moon (Madame Butterfly)

Astro-Awakenings (Sarah Varcas) on this New Moon

AstroMaestroGuy on this New Moon

Collective Evolution on this New Moon

Cristina Laird on this New Moon

Cycles of Healing on this New Moon

Divine Harmony on this New Moon

Esoteric Aroma on this New Moon

Holiday Mathis on this New Moon

Kelley Rosano on this New Moon

Lea Kennedy on this New Moon

Light Everyday on this New Moon (Take Yourself on a Date!)

Living and Loving Your Best on this New Moon

Maria Wonder on this New Moon

Michelle McClunan on this New Moon

Misfit Mystic Blog on this New Moon

Mosaic of the Soul on this New Moon

Mystic Mamma on this New Moon

Readings by Yerevan on this New Moon

Sarah Fuhro Starflower Academy on this New Moon

Stag and Chariot on this New Moon

Tara Greene on this New Moon

The Walden Moon on this New Moon

Venus Lotus on this New Moon

Viva Combusta (Clarissa) on this New Moon

Willpower Astrology on this New Moon

BUT, we would like to add that the Grand Cross is NOT the only pattern in this chart.  It is clearly the most striking of the patterns, but it is NOT the ONLY pattern.  We also have a Grand Earth Trine (opportunity!) and a Rosetta (alliances, but typically short-lived and a risk of treachery later).  We present the chart for the Grand Earth Trine (Pluto, Jupiter, Mercury) first.  We also note that Grand Water Trines are associated with the opportunity to make quite a bit of money, but we think this Grand Earth Trine (with Jupiter and Pluto involved) has that same ability, maybe even more so.  The next two weeks could be a rather large “money maker” for those with “eyes to see.”  Here is the chart:

2016-06-04 New Moon (Grand Trines)

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Please do note that the North Node is involved in this Grand Trine, also, and that is all about “Karma” (again, reaping what you have sewn) as well as “hard work.”

Finally, we have the Rosetta.  Let us be clear: a Rosetta can accomplish a huge amount of work in a short time.  But the relationships are short-lived, and the potential for treachery exists.  We also note that one leg of the Grand Earth Trine is embedded in this Rosetta.  Here is the chart:

2016-06-04 New Moon (Rosetta)

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The next two weeks will gave gotcha and glitches associated with the Grand Cross.  And you can focus on those, or you can focus on the opportunity that will come to you.  The choice is yours.

Sun Square Jupiter 2016-06-04 (Kite + Grand Cross + Rosetta)

May 27, 2016 at 1:01 am | Posted in 2016, Annual Repeating Aspects, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 1 Comment
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Sun Square Jupiter 2016-06-04 (Kite + Grand Cross + Rosetta)

This aspect last perfected on December 14, 2015. Ordinarily, this aspect perfects twice a year, but only perfects once in 2016. A Kite (opportunity), a Grand Cross (very rare) and a Rosetta (issues with the alliances you form) are all present. We note that the Grand Cross is a longer term pattern here, and it involves Sun, Jupiter, Neptune, and Saturn.

Here is the chart for perfection of Sun Square Jupiter, filtered for the Kite:

2016-06-04 Sun Square Jupiter (Kite)

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And here is the same chart, filtered for the Grand Cross:

2016-06-04 Sun Square Jupiter (Grand Cross)

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The week leading up to this aspect is interesting, with Sun Square Neptune preceding it by a few days:

Week of Sun Square Jupiter 2016

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We also present the Sunout aspects for the week after the aspect, for those who are interested:

Week after Sun Square Jupiter 2016

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A good tool to use if you do advanced planning and retrospective review is FutureMe. You can send a link to this page and your notes for today to a few days before the time when this aspect perfects again.  For those interested in advanced planning and retrospective analysis, we present the list of occurrences of Sun Square Jupiter from 2010 to 2040:

Solar Fire Gold  Dec 13 2015
Electional Search Results
Criteria:  FIND  (Sun  Sqr  Jup)
Search From: Jan 1 2010  0:00 am
Search To:   Dec 31 2040  11:59:59 pm
Status:      Finished – 112 matches
Enters   Jun 15 2010 3:01:38 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 23 2010 8:20:39 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jun 30 2010 5:40:43 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Dec 9 2010 4:12:06 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 16 2010 3:46:56 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 23 2010 5:03:22 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jul 24 2011 5:09:32 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 1 2011 9:41:23 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 8 2011 5:48:13 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Jan 14 2012 1:47:38 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 22 2012 0:34:51 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 28 2012 1:30:27 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Aug 30 2012 4:36:03 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 7 2012 5:14:50 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 13 2012 9:48:56 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Feb 18 2013 4:20:13 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Feb 25 2013 4:26:04 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 4 2013 6:49:21 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Oct 4 2013 2:45:27 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 12 2013 10:08:31 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 18 2013 10:35:37 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Mar 24 2014 12:09:49 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 1 2014 2:39:19 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Apr 7 2014 7:18:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Nov 6 2014 5:54:33 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 13 2014 9:05:10 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 20 2014 6:10:53 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Apr 26 2015 10:31:28 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 4 2015 4:02:01 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 10 2015 11:10:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Dec 6 2015 8:33:19 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 14 2015 9:02:04 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 20 2015 4:22:10 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   May 27 2016 10:09:31 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 4 2016 5:57:04 am (CDT +5:00)
  Leaves Jun 11 2016 2:49:48 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Jan 4 2017 10:34:58 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 11 2017 10:42:32 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 18 2017 6:07:07 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jun 28 2017 0:37:01 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 5 2017 9:43:44 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 12 2017 7:27:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Feb 3 2018 3:32:09 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Feb 10 2018 5:20:35 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 17 2018 2:21:03 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jul 29 2018 9:31:23 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 6 2018 6:27:21 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 13 2018 3:33:57 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Mar 6 2019 2:10:10 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 13 2019 8:29:01 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Mar 20 2019 8:43:05 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Aug 31 2019 3:07:18 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 8 2019 10:26:29 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 15 2019 6:03:01 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Apr 7 2020 7:38:18 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 15 2020 5:58:31 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Apr 21 2020 10:09:24 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Oct 3 2020 3:57:13 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 11 2020 8:34:14 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 18 2020 1:37:09 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   May 13 2021 7:04:54 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 21 2021 10:03:16 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 28 2021 5:55:19 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Nov 8 2021 0:23:09 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 15 2021 1:58:10 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 22 2021 4:40:29 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jun 20 2022 2:34:27 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 28 2022 7:59:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 5 2022 5:13:12 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Dec 14 2022 7:32:02 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 21 2022 6:50:19 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 28 2022 7:51:23 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jul 29 2023 2:47:54 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 6 2023 7:02:39 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 13 2023 2:47 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Jan 19 2024 2:22:22 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 27 2024 1:18:15 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 2 2024 2:23:17 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Sep 4 2024 6:02:45 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 12 2024 5:52:35 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Sep 18 2024 9:55:46 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Feb 23 2025 0:04:26 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 2 2025 12:18:23 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 9 2025 3:54:58 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Oct 9 2025 5:54:29 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 17 2025 0:42:45 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Oct 23 2025 12:33:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Mar 29 2026 2:21:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 5 2026 5:22:19 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Apr 12 2026 10:22:45 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Nov 10 2026 1:01:22 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 18 2026 3:38:20 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 24 2026 12:27:49 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Apr 30 2027 8:52:15 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact May 8 2027 2:37:22 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves May 15 2027 10:01:22 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Dec 10 2027 11:15:09 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 18 2027 11:41:50 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 24 2027 6:57:27 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   May 31 2028 6:49:46 pm (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 8 2028 2:59:40 pm (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jun 15 2028 12:07:38 pm (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Jan 8 2029 12:54:29 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 16 2029 1:05:07 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 22 2029 8:33:18 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jul 2 2029 10:21:15 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 10 2029 7:28:45 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Jul 17 2029 5:07:13 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Feb 7 2030 9:06:12 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Feb 14 2030 11:17:15 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 21 2030 8:46:07 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Aug 3 2030 9:50:47 am (CDT +5:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 11 2030 6:40:53 am (CDT +5:00)
Leaves Aug 18 2030 3:46:29 am (CDT +5:00)
Enters   Mar 10 2031 2:27:50 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 18 2031 8:29:55 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 24 2031 9:10:21 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Sep 5 2031 6:52:27 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 13 2031 1:51:45 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Sep 19 2031 9:02:39 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Apr 12 2032 3:32:01 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 20 2032 2:28:26 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Apr 26 2032 7:17:31 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Oct 8 2032 12:02:05 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 16 2032 4:13:51 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Oct 22 2032 9:02:18 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   May 18 2033 11:16:26 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact May 26 2033 2:46:22 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jun 2 2033 10:51:19 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Nov 13 2033 0:40:21 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 20 2033 1:48:20 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 27 2033 4:06:19 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jun 25 2034 11:00:22 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jul 4 2034 4:33:10 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jul 11 2034 1:49:19 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Dec 19 2034 8:14:44 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 26 2034 7:27:47 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jan 2 2035 8:25:56 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Aug 3 2035 8:58:12 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Aug 12 2035 0:37:38 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Aug 18 2035 7:59:49 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jan 24 2036 1:03:04 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jan 31 2036 11:56:21 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Feb 7 2036 1:07:39 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Sep 9 2036 4:34:11 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Sep 17 2036 3:45:43 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Sep 23 2036 7:07:27 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Feb 27 2037 6:30:07 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Mar 7 2037 7:10:53 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Mar 13 2037 10:03:42 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Oct 13 2037 7:39:29 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Oct 21 2037 1:48:27 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Oct 28 2037 1:15:56 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Apr 2 2038 3:44:17 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Apr 10 2038 7:01:45 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Apr 17 2038 0:25:04 am (CST +6:00)
Enters   Nov 14 2038 8:55:52 pm (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Nov 22 2038 11:12:06 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Nov 28 2038 7:38:09 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   May 5 2039 7:26:47 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact May 13 2039 1:42:26 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves May 19 2039 9:22:34 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Dec 15 2039 3:25:33 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Dec 22 2039 3:36:34 pm (CST +6:00)
Leaves Dec 28 2039 10:50:36 pm (CST +6:00)
Enters   Jun 5 2040 4:28:56 am (CST +6:00)
[0] Is Exact Jun 13 2040 0:44:52 am (CST +6:00)
Leaves Jun 19 2040 10:01:13 pm (CST +6:00)


Jupiter Square Saturn 2016-05-26

May 23, 2016 at 12:30 am | Posted in 2016, 5th Harmonic, Astrology, biseptile, Hele, Higher Order Aspects, Kite, Predictions, Rosetta, septile, septiles, Thor's Hammer | 8 Comments
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Jupiter Square Saturn 2016-05-26

First, you might want to peek at our analysis of this aspect on March 23, 2016 and August 3, 2015.  The perfection of today’s square is the third in a three party sequence, and we will not see a similar pattern repeat until 2024 / 2025.

Before we address the regular patterns, we should note some remarkable fifth harmonic activity.  Two triangular patterns composed of fifth harmonic activity are present.  One is formed by Juno (in Scorpio; trust v. betrayal, wives, sisters, daughters) at the apex and Sun in Gemini on one leg and Chiron in Pisces on the other.  This Jupiter / Saturn square has this particularly powerful pattern in play.  Jupiter/Saturn aspects are associated with changes in the financial markets, and we note that issues of trust (Juno) have become important (if you do not know this, then you need to watch “The Big Short” and “Money Monster“).

The other triangular pattern has Uranus at the apex, Mars on one leg, and the North Node on the other leg.  As with the first triangular pattern, each leg is a BiQuintile aspect (144 degrees) with Mars / Node separated by a quintile.  We can expect surprises.

All of this fifth harmonic activity signals the potential for  creative breakthroughs and genius level solutions, possibly to problems in the financial markets.

Here is the chart for perfection of Jupiter square Saturn, filtered for fifth harmonic aspects:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (5th Harmonic)

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Seventh harmonic aspects are also active (not quite as active as fifth harmonic), and we present the same chart filtered for those:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (7th Harmonic)

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Sun, Ceres, and North Node in a triangular seventh harmonic aspect tell us that some “karma” may need to be considered at this time, and that karma especially deals with feast and famine (literally, in terms of food, and metaphorically, in terms of finances).

The more ordinary patterns (if you can at all consider them that) are a Kite (opportunity), Hele (stable long term alliances), Rosetta (unstable long term alliances), and a Thor’s Hammer (aka God’s Fist, and an indicator of possible danger or violence).

The kite, combined with the fifth harmonic patterns previously described, tells us that an amazing opportunity is available at this time:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Kite)

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One variant of the kite has Jupiter / Neptune, Mercury, and Pluto in the formation (and includes the current and ongoing Grand Earth Trine in it).  Let’s be clear the opportunity for someone to make quite a bit of money exists here.

The other variant tells us that the Nodes are present (instead of Jupiter / Neptune), and hard work will be necessary and the lure of “easy money” will be strong.  We offer this advice: be careful.  Financial markets are typically “zero sum games” (at least in the short term), and for someone to “win” someone else must “lose.”

The Hele represents both the opportunity (and need) for long term alliances, especially to take advantage of the opportunity:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Hele)

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The Rosetta is a bit more thorny: it represents short-term allegiances (and the potential for betrayal from a long term perspective).  Hele and Rosetta TOGETHER always send this message: “pick your friends carefully!”

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Rosetta)

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Finally, we have the Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist).  Extreme behavior (including the potential for violence and/or explosions) may be present the week of the perfection of this aspect:

2016-05-26 Jupiter Square Saturn (Thor's Hammer)

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We will not present the “long term analysis” information in this post since that would duplicate the work already done here.


2016-05 W20: Forecasts for Week 20 of 2016

May 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology, Holidays, Predictions | 2 Comments
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2016-05 W20: Forecasts for Week 20 of 2016

Archive of Week 19 (W19)

We are in the middle of May as well as a series of retrogrades including Mercury Retrograde, and “things” are likely to be interesting until at least after May 22nd (arguably later because of the other retrogrades in play also).  (Clarissa has written a great piece on the Mercury Retrograde.  And you can find more about these periods for the rest of the year here.  This page may also be useful.)  The Taurus New Moooon perfected on May 6th, and we will have a Sagittarius Moon / Gemini Sun on May 21st (a day after Sun moves into Gemini).  Let’s be clear: for better or worse, “things” will change with that lunation and the accompanying Mercury direct station.

School is out, and has been out, for most students, and that particular weekend (May 21/22) marks the true beginning of “summer” for anyone who follows the academic year.  But astrological summer, the official beginning of “summer,” does not begin until the Summer Solstice on June 20th (which also has another full moon).  The retrograde station of Chiron on June 27th and direct station of Mars on June 29th will mark another significant shift.  We will cover these events in more detail as they near, but keep in mind these critical dates as you set plans for vacations, trips, meetings, and so forth.

Some time in the next few days we will delete the older May predictions and add newer ones, so please do check back.  We are not gone, but we are not checking in EVERY day, either.

One final note: we know that the “Live Traffic Feed” in the sidebar is not working correctly, but the problem is not on our end.  We want to give the provider at least a few more weeks before we remove it altogether.  It has been with us since the beginning (2008), and we hate to remove it.  (But, if it continues to be broken, then we will be forced to do the inevitable.)

May 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 20 (W20)

May 8th

Today is Mothers Day, and a (very loose) Grand Cross is arguably in play.  “Things” may be a bit weird with some “things” grinding to a halt (“full stop!”), and others suddenly becoming ready for launch.  Look beyond the chaos for the opportunity, and launch whatever needs to be launched today.  That could include being kind / helpful / generous to your mother / someone else’s mother / a woman who wishes she had been someone’s mother or someone similar.  Look beyond the obvious for the opportunity to be a decent human being worthy of having had someone to care for you when you could not care for yourself.

May 9th

Jupiter stations direct today.  Some of you have been feeling this for a few days or maybe longer.  You really feel it if you, or someone close to you, is clergy (or a particularly spiritual person), a lawyer or otherwise involved with the legal system, or someone who works in higher education (or someone who once worked in one of those systems, including those who are retired or disabled).

Jupiter is associated with centaurs and kindness to animals can be a good idea today.  Consider watching Earthlings if you have never developed a sense of decency or kindness towards animals.  (Warning: “Earthlings” is not for the faint of heart.  It can be very difficult to watch!)

May 10th

Venus (Taurus) trines Jupiter (Virgo) today, and the Moon is very active.  Retrograde Mercury (Taurus) also trines the North Node (Virgo), and the outer planets are quiet.  Given the consideration that five planets are retrograde, much can be accomplished today particularly short term objectives that may be part of resurrected projects from the past.  Most people tend to benefit from today although earth signs (and water) tend to benefit the most.  This is likely the best “get things done” day of the week and maybe the entire Mercury Retrograde period.

May 11th

Most of the work day in the Western Hemisphere is void, and Venus Quincunx Saturn clearly marks that yesterday’s window of opportunity has closed and this is mostly an “off day” for most people.  Jim Shawvan marks this particular lunar void as an “opportunity period,” but we still think it is a risky period.  Avoid major commitments today if at all possible and stick to routine.

Hygeia stations direct, and issues involving health and healthcare will come to the forefront for some people.  Also, Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus in early hours tomorrow makes both today and tomorrow potentially dangerous.  Do not do anything rash in traffic, and avoid saying words that you may not be able to take back later.

May 12th

Today is a mixed bag but more good than bad and certainly better than yesterday. Today is not as good as Tuesday but much better than yesterday. Retrograde Mercury (Taurus) trines Pluto (Capricorn) and something comes back to us.  This could be an old project or it could be a lost (and important) object.  Quadrinoviles involving Vesta (bright ideas but typically more for police / military) are present this evening.

Write down those fleeting ideas and know that they can be useful later, possibly as the planets move direct.  Late evening has annoyances, and new parents may have a baby that cannot be consoled.  With yesterday’s Hygeia station consider healthcare for the young one if any doubt whatsoever exists regarding their status.

Mars sesquiquadrate Uranus in early hours makes both yesterday and today potentially dangerous.  Do not do anything rash in traffic, and avoid saying words that you may not be able to take back later.

May 13th

Retrograde Mercury and Venus join and later Venus trines Pluto.  This is all mostly benevolent, but a lunar void tells us to stick to routine after noon.  Previously planned events (and dates) may not work out.  Your date this evening might be a “no show.”  Try not to be too angry as this may have involved events beyond the control of the other person.  Stick to routine if you can, and have fun with whomever is present.

May 14th

Early morning hours are tainted by a lunar square to Mars which is wonderful for athletes and can be good for police officers but is miserable for most of the rest of us.  It is short term and will pass.  Sun sextile Chiron dominates the day bringing up issues involving healthcare, teaching, and mentors.  While all of those will not apply to you, likely one of them will apply.  Today and tomorrow the mutable T-Square we have been discussing (refer to our New Moon analysis) is activated by Moon in Virgo.  Expect irritations and channel that energy into useful accomplishment.

2016-04 W16: Forecasts for Week 16 of 2016

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2016-04 W16: Forecasts for Week 16 of 2016

Spring is here.  We hope you get out in the sunshine and enjoy it when possible.  We are a month or less away from the Mercury Retrograde station on April 28th, and this is a relatively quiet time astrologically.  Overall, you can “get things done” and should use this window to do just that.  But life is short, so just remember to stop and smell the flowers along the way.

Weeks 15 and 16 are relatively quiet with primarily Mercury aspects bringing us our information and our need to change.  However, Mars is “slowing down” now and will station retrograde on April 17th followed by Pluto station retrograde on April 18th.  Mercury soon follows with station retrograde on April 28th.  “Things” grind to a halt during this window, and we have to review and reconsider our plans and efforts with little forward progress until after Jupiter stations direct on May 9th.

April 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 16 (W16)

Archive of Week 15

Sunday April 10th

As we mentioned yesterday, you are likely starting to “feel” (experience) the retrograde stations of Mars (April 17th) and Mercury (April 28th).  Little (and sometimes large) setbacks are making progress more difficult.

With Mercury perfecting a quincunx to Mars today, you feel this strongly.  For a number of people, today is unpleasant and may even turn dangerous.  Be careful.

Mercury will quincunx Saturn on Friday (similar to today), and Venus will quincunx Jupiter next Saturday followed by the Mars retrograde station on Sunday.  In simple terms: “Next Weekend Sucks.”  Fear not, the middle of the week has a few good aspects for you.

Monday April 11th

Lunar aspects predominate today with the Moon void near 2 PM CDT.  This is a much better day that yesterday though some of you may still feel the aftershocks.  Accomplish what you can in the morning and spend the afternoon and evening clearing out what did not work and resting.  This will be a busy week.

Tuesday April 12th

Mercury aspects Uranus in the early hours favoring writers and other communicators but bringing surprises to many of the rest of us.  Typically these should be benevolent surprises for most.  Venus trines Mars brings the ability to “get things done,” and this may be the best day this week for accomplishment.  Use it wisely.

Wednesday April 13th

Lunar aspects dominate again today.  The occasional problem surfaces, but you can push past it and you should do just that.  Tuesday’s grace continues today, and you will need it to achieve what must be done before the coming storm.

Thursday April 14th

The window closes after today.  You may feel so good by today that you come to believe that nothing can go wrong.  That is a foolish attitude to adopt; do not be lured into it.  Mercury trine Jupiter will help you accomplish today what you could not finish on Tuesday or Wednesday but, again, the window is closed after today.  Use today wisely.

Friday April 15th

Federal Income Taxes are due today for “natural persons” (not corporations or similar entities), Mercury perfects a quincunx to Saturn, and “things” begin to fall apart.  Do not be surprised at any lack of progress today but do congratulate yourself if you do accomplish something useful.  Please do realize that you may need to revisit your “accomplishment” later for some “tuning” or adjustment.

Once your taxes are done, take off today as much as possible.  If you have worked hard this week and done what needed to be done, then you will need the “down time.”

Saturday April 16th

Venus perfects quincunx to Jupiter, and today does not seem like much fun to many people.  Well planned family outings go awry, the plumbing springs a leak during your nap, and “things” simply do not go as planned.  Chances are good you will have unanticipated expenses.  If you did not feel tomorrow’s upcoming Mars retrograde station yet, then you will likely “feel” it today.

2016-03 W13: Forecasts for Week 13 of 2016

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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.

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