Stellia of March 25, 2012

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | Comments Off on Stellia of March 25, 2012
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PAT shows an interesting configuration of two pair of stellia for March 25th. One stellium is part of a grand trine involving Mars and Pluto. The stellium of 3 includes Moon, Jupiter, & Venus (all tend to be considered benefic). Mars and Pluto are highly malefic. What can this mean?

At this time, Sun, Mercury (retrograde) and Uranus form a stellium of 3, and they are part of a “Huber Learning Triangle” with Pluto square to the group and Mars inconjunct (quincunx). Again, what can this mean? And, though each of the stellia are not directly connected, both are connected by their relationships to Mars and Pluto.

Would love to hear from other astrologers regarding how to interpret this (preferably BEFORE the date has passed).

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Exploring further, we find interesting a chart for Moon Trine Pluto on March 25th (earlier than the PAT chart) at about Noon (Plano time).  (The remainder of the analysis is done using SolarFire.)

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If all these patterns are going to lead to something interesting, this chart could narrow down when (and where).  Using this chart as a basis, here are a few maps.  (Caveat: these maps are based on Moon Trine Pluto.  The entire set of patterns is very complex, and this pick of chart to base the maps upon could be totally wrong.  This is just a “best guess.”)

United States Map

The U.S. map is interesting.  California (all of it) is affected by a node (karma) line.  Texas, particularly San Antonio, and Mexico City are affected by a Mars (violence) line.  (Sigh, that’s MY neighborhood!)  And, most interesting of all, the corridor from New York to Boston is covered by two lines: the lines of the Sun and Uranus (part of the stellium with Mercury).  Finally, a southern part of South Carolina, not too far from Atlanta, has an intersection of a Mercury and Pluto line.

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Europe and the United Kingdom

The map for the UK and Europe does not show any lines on the UK at the moment of this particular aspect.  Most of Western Europe appears unaffected, except Munich which could expected some surprises.  A Uranus line (descendant) affects Stockholm.  Generally, Eastern Europe is influenced by this time by Uranus, Sun, and Pluto.  Frankly, these bring difficulty.  Warsaw, Krakow, and Sarajevo look like they might experience periods of unrest.

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The cross of Mars (violence) and the Node (karma) in Sri Lanka is hard to miss.  Maybe this will just be a good time to be an athlete there, but there could be some unrest.

The region from east of Tehran to Northwestern India, including Pakistan, appears to benefit from this period.  Neptune touches Delhi, and both Neptune and Chiron lines dominate India at the time of this aspect.  This signals some kind of healing for India (but, also, a risk of confusion).  Uranus and Sun lines touch Hanoi and Jakarta, and some challenges could be expected there.  The interior of China is affected by these lines, as well as a Mercury (communication) line.  Pluto and Saturn lines cross about halfway between Beijing and Tokyo.  Exactly what this means for China / Japan relations is not clear, but those two planets can be most challenging.

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Australia and New Zealand

Apparently Western Australia has been experiencing some difficulties, and the Saturn line precisely on top of a border signals increasing strife regarding the issue of that border.  The remainder of the country does well, and the eastern coast (Canberra, Sydney) does particularly well with a Venus line passing through that region.  With a Moon line passing through Adelaide, a bit of thought about “what things really mean” is happening there.  Regarding any regional conflicts that might be occurring, Adelaide really desires peace and reconciliation, a united Australia, at this time.  Also note, the Pacific Rim countries due north of the relative cities will experience these same energies.  New Zealand, particularly southern New Zealand, is dealing with karmic issues (revisit the past).

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One final note: far northern areas, such as Alaska, do not generate interpretable maps (too many lines converge).

Seven Years Bad Luck

May 26, 2008 at 11:31 pm | Posted in Editorial | 1 Comment
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Seven Years
Bad Luck

The notion of “Seven Years Bad Luck” has always seemed suspicious, but the roots of the notion are worthy of examination and re-consideration.

The Traditional Notion:
Saturn is the Old Devil

Saturn has been called an “Old Devil.” (Refer to Liz Greene’s Classic: “Saturn: A New Look at an Old Devil.” I like to write about Saturn, I suppose, because I have an unusually highly pronounced Saturn in my chart. I call it an “Old Devil” and “Evil” quite a bit, but, secretly, it has been my friend in many ways. At many points in my life, after it stripped away some thing, idea, notion, or person from my life, I was invariably liberated to pursue some key project or key aspect of myself.

That said, the idea of “seven years bad luck” arising from certain kinds of events, typically some accident such as accidentally breaking a mirror, has been said by some (many?) to be the result of a one-quarter turn of a Saturn cycle. With roughly a 28-year cycle (which, oddly, corresponds to the Moon’s 28-day cycle), one quarter of a Saturn cycle is indeed seven years. The idea is that Saturn moves from one cardinal, fixed, or mutable point to the next corresponding cardinal, fixed or mutable point.

Saturn is also considered “the planet” (aka “THE Planet”) for “bad luck” because it is associated with “tests, trials, and tribulations.” That is, Saturn is associated with the EFFECT of the “bad luck.”

I have problems with this idea.

A Modern Notion: Uranus, a New Devil

No one claims that Uranus is a “devil,” but he is considered to be a malefic and is especially responsible for accidents. This alone makes Uranus a candidate for an alternative explanation, because Uranus is associated with the CAUSE of the bad luck (an accident) rather than the EFFECT (tests, trials, and tribulations).

Even more important, Uranus goes through a SIGN in precisely seven years. Astrologers tend not to discuss quarter-turns of cycles much. They do arise as a topic, but primarily is discussions of the Sun and “the Seasons.” However, Astrologers CONSTANTLY discuss transits of SIGNS and HOUSES (equivalent to signs). Demarcation of some life event as the transit of a sign (by Uranus) fits better with most asrological theory and typical astrological discussions.

Out with The Old Devil,
and In With The New

So, consider this: maybe the idea of Saturn being associated with Seven Years Bad Luck is just plain wrong. Maybe it is all about Uranus and his penchant for causing changes via accidents.

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