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!  🙂

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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.














Africa, Asia, and South America (and other) maps for the Lunar Eclipse of April 2015 (Full Moon of April 2015)

April 2, 2015 at 10:40 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 2 Comments
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We present Africa, Asia, and South America (and other) maps for the Lunar Eclipse of April 2015 (Full Moon of April 2015).

First, Africa:

Africa map 2015-04-04 FM

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Here is the map for South Africa:

South Africa map 2015-04-04 FM

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Here is the detail map for South Africa (and nearby region):


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Here is the map for South America:

South America map 2015-04-04 FM

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Here is the map for Southeast Asia (zoomed out):

SE Asia Map (zoomed out) 2015-04-04 FM

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Southeast Asia, zoomed in:

SE Asia Map (zoomed in) 2015-04-04 FM

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Detail map for Japan, Korea, and surrounding region:


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Detailed map for the Philippines:


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Uranus Square Pluto: Additional Maps (S America, Africa, Middle East, SE Asia and more)

March 10, 2015 at 1:00 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Events | 2 Comments
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Here are maps for Uranus Square Pluto, including Mexico, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and other regions.

First, Mexico:

Uranus Square Pluto Mexico Map 2015-03-16

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Next, South America:

Uranus Square Pluto S America Map 2015-03-16

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Here is Africa:

Uranus Square Pluto Africa Map 2015-03-16

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Here is the Middle East:

Uranus Square Pluto Middle East Map 2015-03-16

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Here is Southeast Asia:

Uranus Square Pluto SE Asia Map 2015-03-16

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Here is the map for the West Indies:

Uranus Square Pluto West Indies Map 2015-03-16

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Uranus Square Pluto: Maps for Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, and India

March 10, 2015 at 12:30 am | Posted in Astrology, Events | 6 Comments
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Here are the maps for Uranus Square Pluto for Canada, UK & Europe, Australia & New Zealand, and India and surrounding region.  First, we start with Canada:

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Here is a detailed map for Central Canada and the associated portion of the United States:


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Here is the UK and Europe:

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Here is the Very Detailed Map of the UK:


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Here is the UK map with Extreme Detail, Asteroids, and Midpoints:


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Southern and Western Ireland look particularly interesting; do not be surprised if some remarkable innovations come out of this part of Ireland this year.  We will go out on a limb and speculate that they may have something to do with innovations in manufacturing.

Here is the detailed map for France


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And the Extreme Detail Map (with Asteroids and Midpoints) for France:


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Here is the detailed map for Germany:


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And here is the Extreme Detail Map (with Asteroids and Midpoints) for Germany:


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Here is Australia and New Zealand:

Uranus Square Pluto AUS and NZ Map 2015-03-16

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Here is India and the surrounding region:

Uranus Square Pluto India Map 2015-03-16

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Full Moon of December 6, 2014

December 3, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Posted in 2014, 2014-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | 4 Comments
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We live in complex and troubling times.  While that might could be said of any period of time (“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness”), we see a number of patterns activated during this full moon and are reminded of the disasters of 2010 (a series culminating in the Deepwater Horizon).

A number of astrologers have mentioned the ongoing series of Uranus / Pluto squares covering several years.  We do not need to cover that again here, but we do need to note the important of the context that aspect provides in the following discussion.  If everything was driven by loving trines, then maybe it would not matter.  But, that’s not true.  We have squares in general, and grand crosses and t-squares in particular.  And we have Thor’s Hammer (aka God’s Fist) patterns.  A rosetta and mystic rectangle tell us that we are (still) polarizing.  (Duh, you easily read that in the news.  But the astrology is consistent.)  A large number of 5th order harmonics tells us we can find creative solutions.  A large number of 7th order harmonics tells us that we are dealing with karma that insists that we find those solutions.

Step by step, here are the variants of the Full Moon Chart for December 6th of 2014.

1.  Grand Cross and T-Square

Full Moon 2014-12 December Squares

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If we allow ourselves to count the node, we have a long term grand cross that has been in play for some time and will continue.  This grand cross is an extended vision of the famous Uranus / Pluto squares discussed elsewhere.  It brings in the fate and karma of the North Node along with the issues of health, healthcare, and healing from the asteroid Hygeia.  Though the node is technically not a “planet” (or asteroid or other body), we suspect that this method of approaching the current variant of the Uranus / Pluto square yields the most insight.  We cannot ignore issues and disparities in our healthcare systems any longer.

The Full Moon combination of Sun/Moon has Chiron (the “wounded healer”) square to it.  This is another signal that issues in health and healthcare must be dealt with, and Chiron blends in issues of education (particularly healthcare education, such as the training of healthcare professionals).  Expect to see changes in healthcare education, starting in 2015 and beyond.

2.  Grand Trines

We see a series of variants of a particular grand trine (Fire: Aries / Leo / Sagittarius) in this chart.  Grand trines are usually stabilizing influences, but this is a FIRE grand trine.  When tied in with the other aspects, what we see is that it likely provides an insistence on change and on the need for leadership in facilitating the needed change(s).

Full Moon 2014-12 December Trines (Beginners)

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No matter which side you take on these current issues, you know that strong leadership is needed at this time.  Few people can honestly believe that we can move forward from where we are without certain major changes in our system happening.

3.  Kites

Kites sometimes occur with grand trines, and the signify opportunities.  One of the strongest here involves the node (opportunity, but HARD WORK needed to manifest that opportunity), and the other integrates the full moon itself (and this means it is particularly tied to the days of December 5/6/7).  Somebody will make some serious money from this, perhaps a HUGE windfall.

Full Moon 2014-12 December Kites (Beginners)

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Since Jupiter / Uranus are involved in this second kite, this will be a time where we might see some huge “lotto” (figuratively if not literally) windfalls.  Somebody will win big.

We would also argue that this interlaced pattern of kites constitutes the emergence of a new pattern, perhaps it could be called something like a “twin kite key.”  (It looks a bit like a house, so it could be the “house that kites built.”  But “twin kite key” is more succinct.)

4. Rosettas and Mystic Rectangle

We see two rosettas (highly polarizing in their influence) and a mystic rectangle (an odd mix of conflict in some areas but stability in others) in play in this full moon:

a. Rosettas

Full Moon 2014-12 December Rosettas (Beginners)

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We note that both of these involve the North Node (“fate” and hard work).

b. Mystic Rectangle

Full Moon 2014-12 December Mystic Rectangle (Beginners)

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The North Node is also involved here as well as the current full moon and Uranus.  This combination likely indicates a fleeting but powerful opportunity; the window will close soon.

5.  Square Key

Full Moon 2014-12 December Square Key (Beginners)

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Yet another pattern telling us of work to be done.  Additionally, this pattern indicates that we may be dissatisfied with the results not being quite what we had hoped for.  Sun / Uranus / Hygeia / Chiron in this pattern ties together the health and healing issues again.

6.  5th Order Harmonics

We see a number of 5th order aspects (quintiles and bi-quintiles) in this chart, telling us that creative solutions are available if we are open to receive them.

Full Moon 2014-12 December 5th Harmonic (Beginners)

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7.  7th Order Harmonics

We also see a number of 7th order harmonics.  This tells us that we had better avail ourselves of the available creative solutions (and do the work necessary to make them happen) or “else.”

Full Moon 2014-12 December 7th Harmonic (Beginners)

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Here is a map of the United States on this FM.  We note that the east coast is quite “lit up” with activity.

2014-12 December Full Moon US Map

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Here is the Solar Map for Australia and New Zealand:

2014-12 December Full Moon Aus-NZ Map

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Here is the map for Southeast Asia.  We note that a coast of India is highly activated.  Malaysia and Indonesia are activated.  And a crossing of Juno and Jupiter near Japan indicates that issues involving trust are brewing there.

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Here is the map of the UK, Europe, and the Middle East:

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And another view of the UK and Europe:

2014-12 December Full Moon Europe 2 Map

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Here is the map for South America:

2014-12 December Full Moon South America Asia Map

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And here is the map for Africa:

2014-12 December Full Moon Africa Map

Astrology Chart for Christmas 2012

December 23, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | 2 Comments
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Christmas Day (that evening), Mars enters Aquarius and enters mutual reception with Uranus. That means they can “trade places,” and it amplifies each of them.  Mars (in low form) is violence and war.  Uranus (in low form) is accidents.

Sun is square Uranus (further activating Mars / Uranus), and Moon is conjunct Jupiter. Jupiter is the great amplifier (perhaps “Great Amplifier” would be better), and the Moon activates Jupiter’s amplification of events (such as Mars / Uranus) here.

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The current snowstorm / blizzard could take a surprising turn and may deepen by this time.  With Uranus, anything goes.  But, just in case that is not enough, we note that the Moon is doing more than merely conjoining Jupiter, it is activating the Focused Yod associated with the 2012 Solstice.

Here is an horary version of the chart:

Christmas 2012 (Horary Version) 12-23-2012 6-27-46 PM

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This will be an “exciting” time for more than a few of us.  Here is the U.S. Map at time of entry of Mars into Aquarius:

Christmas 2012 (US Map) 12-23-2012 6-32-18 PM

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Here is the Australia / New Zealand Map:

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Here is the Global Map:

Christmas 2012 (Global Map) 12-23-2012 6-40-17 PM

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We note that Europe is not particularly active EXCEPT the Pluto line through Ireland and the Mars line through Italy.

We expect Christmas Day to be “interesting” this year.  Please have a happy and safe one if at all possible!

Mars sextiles Uranus on New Year’s Eve, a week later, bringing a new version of the same energy on that date:

New Years 12-23-2012 7-05-19 PM

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Full Moon, November 2012 (and Lunar Eclipse)

November 12, 2012 at 2:21 am | Posted in 2012, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Full Moon, November 2012 (and Lunar Eclipse)
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Here is the chart for the upcoming Full Moon, which is also an eclipse.  (Eclipses come in pairs, and they are linked together in “families” of eclipses that are known are “series.”)

This is the Solar Fire 7 “Beginners Chart” version of the November 2012 Full Moon, which is also an “appulse lunar eclipse.” It is set in Plano, Texas

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After a bit of thought, it came to me that this is the last Full Moon prior to the Winter’s Solstice.  If you have an interest in the Mayan calendar (the “long count”), then this is a particularly important Full Moon for you.

As described below, this FM is characterized by multiple yods.  Yods involve linked quincunxes that represent decisions and decision making.  This FM is about a huge fork in the road for all of us.  The decisions made at this time will affect us for many years to come.

As you can tell, we cannot see the eclipse from our vantage point in Plano.  As previously, we have the U.S. map here.

Solar Maps v1 Map of U.S. at time of Full Moon on November 28, 2012

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I find interesting that the Moon & Chiron form a “Thor’s Hammer” with the Midheaven in New York City shortly before time of the Full Moon:

Since it is two planets aspecting the Midheaven, I do not believe that we will see the intensity with this TH that happens with some of the others.  (Perhaps someone can identify where the Thor’s Hammer occurs in exact aspect with the Midheaven at the time of culmination the the Full Moon.  It is somewhere other than NYC.)

What interests me more is the Thor’s Hammer of November 30th.  Placing Mercury at Midheaven creates an alignment on top of the Mississippi river, highlighting that the problem there may worsen.  (If barge traffic is interrupted, this will affect the entire nation and perhaps the global economy.  The purple line in the Solar Map, below, is Mercury (transportation), and it aligns on top of Vicksburg, MS at this time.  Vicksburg is an important point with regard to river traffic.)


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See, also: River Level Reports.

Here is the chart (set at Vicksburg).

This chart (above) speaks for itself. For those who are new to reading charts:

(1) Mars (violence) & Pluto (death) in the 12th house of Self-Deception and Self-Undoing.  (Also: 12th house = Pisces = flowing water.)  Very unfavorable.

(2)  Neptune (= 12th = Pisces) & Chiron (healing & things needing to be healed) in 1st house (and Pisces, as they will be for years).

(3) Uranus (surprise / accidents / disruptions) in 2nd house of finances.

This analysis falls into the category of “things I hope I am wrong about.”  (Food for millions flows on the barge traffic of the Mississippi river.  Of course, we can use trucks for that traffic.  But, prices would rise significantly.)

Here is a list of patterns, generated by Planetary Aspects and Transits (PAT):

First of all, noting how many yods are associated with this Full Moon, we suggest that this is a period of important, and major, decisions for many people.  No matter which choice is made, people will sense some disappointment about the option not followed.  This period will be viewed with nostalgia by many in the years to come.

Yod: Ve-Ju-Ma (av 2°32′)
Yod: Ve-Mo-Ma (av 1°24′)
Yod: Ve-Ju-Pl (av 2°32′)
Yod: Ve-Mo-Pl (av 1°2′)
Yod: Ma-Mo-Sa (av 1°35′)
Yod: Sa-Mo-Pl (av 1°13′)
Yod: Ur-Ve-Mo (av 2°16′)
Yod: Ur-Sa-Mo (av 1°17′)

Yod-kite: Ve-Ju-Ma-Su (av 2°21′)
Yod-kite: Ve-Mo-Ma-Su (av 0°57′)
Yod-kite: Ve-Ju-Pl-Su (av 2°21′)
Yod-kite: Ve-Mo-Pl-Su (av 0°46′)
Yod-kite: Ma-Mo-Sa-Su (av 1°9′)
Yod-kite: Sa-Mo-Pl-Su (av 0°42′)

Here is a list of aspects, generated by Planetary Aspects and Transits (PAT):

November 28, 2012, 08:30 (CST/MDT).    Orbs: 2° to 10°   Both zodiacs (tropical and sidereal)


Mars    conjunct (0°33′)      Pluto   begins  November  13, 2012,  and ends December 11, 2012  (29 days)  This is a period with extreme potential for violence.

Venus   conjunct (1°45′)      Saturn  begins  November 17, 2012,  and ends December 5, 2012   (19 days)  Both are in Scorpio, and this is also a period of difficulty for most.

Jupiter conjunct (5°16′)      Moon    lasts about 40 hours.


Sun     opposite (0°8′)       Moon    lasts about 36 hours.  (Full Moon)

Sun     opposite (5°8′)       Jupiter begins  November 24, 2012,  and ends December 10, 2012  (17 days)  A tendency to spend too much money (or unnecessarily), overeat, or consume too much alcohol (or drugs) exists in this period.


Uranus  square (3°29′)        Pluto   begins March 18, 2011,     and ends June 15, 2016      (5 years, 91 days)  This is the defining aspect of the next five years.

Mars    square (4°2′)         Uranus  begins November 14, 2012,  and ends December 2, 2012   (19 days)  This amplifies the Mars / Pluto conjunction.

Neptune square (6°11′)        Moon    lasts about 28 hours.  Creates confusion.

Sun     square (6°19′)        Neptune begins November 15, 2012,  and ends November 29, 2012  (15 days)  Creates confusion.


Sun     trine (2°4′)          Uranus  begins November 18, 2012,  and ends December 4, 2012   (17 days)  The possibility of useful insights exists during this period.

Saturn  trine (5°55′)         Neptune begins August 6, 2012,     and ends December 23, 2012  (140 days)  Can be a period of creativity in poetry, music, film, & photography.

Venus   trine (7°40′)         Neptune begins November 15, 2012,  and ends November 28, 2012  (14 days)  We are in love with love.  Romance can be unrealistic now, but if it does last then it is the best of all.  Note & compare the Venus / Saturn conjunction.


Venus   sextile (0°5′)        Pluto   begins November 24, 2012,  and ends December 2, 2012   (9 days)  Note the relationship of Venus to Saturn & Neptune, also.

Venus   sextile (0°38′)       Mars    begins November 19, 2012,  and ends December 10, 2012  (22 days)

Saturn  sextile (1°50′)       Pluto   begins October 24, 2012,   and ends May 28, 2013       (217 days)  Favors power structures, particularly the permanence of reorganizations.

Uranus  sextile (1°55′)       Moon    lasts about 20 hours.  Introduces unpredictability into the Full Moon.

Mars    sextile (2°23′)       Saturn  begins  November 16, 2012,  and ends December 2, 2012   (17 days)


Sun     semisextile (0°25′)   Saturn  begins  November 25, 2012,  and ends November 30, 2012  (6 days)

Sun     semisextile (1°20′)   Venus   begins  November 13, 2012,  and ends  December 1, 2012   (19 days)

Sun     semisextile (1°25′)   Pluto   begins  November 27, 2012,  and ends  December 1, 2012   (5 days)

Sun     semisextile (1°58′)   Mars    begins  November 28, 2012,  and ends  December 14, 2012  (17 days)


Saturn  quincunx (0°17′)      Moon    lasts about  16 hours.

Venus   quincunx (1°28′)      Moon    lasts about  16 hours.

Pluto   quincunx (1°33′)      Moon    lasts about 16 hours.

Saturn  quincunx (1°39′)      Uranus  begins October 20, 2012,   and ends December 20, 2012  (62 days)

Mars    quincunx (2°6′)       Moon    lasts about 16 hours.

Mars    quincunx (3°10′)      Jupiter begins November 27, 2012,  and ends December 6, 2012   (10 days)

Venus   quincunx (3°24′)      Uranus  begins November 22, 2012,  and ends November 28, 2012  (7 days)

Jupiter quincunx (3°43′)      Pluto   begins November 26, 2012,  and ends January 30, 2013   (66 days)

Venus   quincunx (3°48′)      Jupiter begins November 28, 2012,  and ends December 4, 2012   (7 days)

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World transits at November 28, 2012, 08:30 (CST/MDT).    Orbs: 2° to 10°   Both zodiacs (tropical and sidereal)

Short Term (Most are Less than 24 hours)

Uranus  sextile (1°55′)       Moon    lasts about 20 hours.
Saturn  quincunx (0°17′)      Moon    lasts about 16 hours.
Venus   quincunx (1°28′)      Moon    lasts about 16 hours.
Jupiter conjunct (5°16′)      Moon    lasts about 40 hours.
Sun     opposite (0°8′)       Moon    lasts about 36 hours.
Neptune square (6°11′)        Moon    lasts about 28 hours.
Pluto   quincunx (1°33′)      Moon    lasts about 16 hours.
Mars    quincunx (2°6′)       Moon    lasts about 16 hours.

More than 24 hours.

Sun     semisextile (1°25′)   Pluto   begins November 27, 2012,  and ends December 1, 2012   (5 days)
Sun     semisextile (0°25′)   Saturn  begins November 25, 2012,  and ends November 30, 2012  (6 days)
Venus   quincunx (3°48′)      Jupiter begins November 28, 2012,  and ends December 4, 2012   (7 days)
Venus   quincunx (3°24′)      Uranus  begins November 22, 2012,  and ends November 28, 2012  (7 days)
Venus   sextile (0°5′)        Pluto   begins November 24, 2012,  and ends December 2, 2012   (9 days)
Mars    quincunx (3°10′)      Jupiter begins November 27, 2012,  and ends December 6, 2012   (10 days)
Venus   trine (7°40′)         Neptune begins November 15, 2012,  and ends November 28, 2012  (14 days)
Sun     square (6°19′)        Neptune begins November 15, 2012,  and ends November 29, 2012  (15 days)
Sun     opposite (5°8′)       Jupiter begins November 24, 2012,  and ends December 10, 2012  (17 days)
Sun     trine (2°4′)          Uranus  begins November 18, 2012,  and ends December 4, 2012   (17 days)
Sun     semisextile (1°58′)   Mars    begins November 28, 2012,  and ends December 14, 2012  (17 days)
Mars    sextile (2°23′)       Saturn  begins November 16, 2012,  and ends December 2, 2012   (17 days)
Mars    square (4°2′)         Uranus  begins November 14, 2012,  and ends December 2, 2012   (19 days)
Venus   conjunct (1°45′)      Saturn  begins November 17, 2012,  and ends December 5, 2012   (19 days)
Sun     semisextile (1°20′)   Venus   begins November 13, 2012,  and ends December 1, 2012   (19 days)
Venus   sextile (0°38′)       Mars    begins November 19, 2012,  and ends December 10, 2012  (22 days)
Mars    conjunct (0°33′)      Pluto   begins November 13, 2012,  and ends December 11, 2012  (29 days)

Long Term (More than 30 Days)

Saturn  quincunx (1°39′)      Uranus  begins October 20, 2012,   and ends December 20, 2012  (62 days)
Jupiter quincunx (3°43′)      Pluto   begins November 26, 2012,  and ends January 30, 2013   (66 days)
Saturn  trine (5°55′)         Neptune begins August 6, 2012,     and ends December 23, 2012  (140 days)
Saturn  sextile (1°50′)       Pluto   begins October 24, 2012,   and ends May 28, 2013       (217 days)

Uranus  square (3°29′)        Pluto

begins March 18, 2011,     and ends June 15, 2016      (5 years, 91 days)

I like this commentary on this FM, also.

Anybody have comments?

New Moon, November 2012

November 5, 2012 at 3:17 am | Posted in 2012, Astrology, Lunations | 7 Comments
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Update: When I first cast this chart, I did not realize that it was for an eclipse.  As you may know, all Solar Eclipses are New Moons, but not vice versa.  I have added, here, a map of Australia and New Zealand that shows the total eclipse lines across northern Australia with totality near Darwin and Cairns.  Northern Australia is your best bet if you want to observe, the rest of the path is over ocean in the South Pacific.

If the election is not resolved by this New Moon, then it could go as long as the end of the Mecury Retrograde (end of November).  Here is the New Moon chart, with more commentary to come later:  [Update: oddly, although we know the winner of the election, it is NOT fully resolved (due to Florida, again).]

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Let’s face it, most of this chart is above ground.  Only Jupiter in the 2nd is below ground (and in Gemini, at that).  Let’s just say that big money issues are in play, but that few other things are secret with this New Moon.

We have included the U.S. map here.  To be certain, the U.S. is *HIGHLY* activated by this New Moon.  Do not be surprised if somehow certain Southern states play a big roll somehow post-election.

One rule of “good web design” (from a certain perspective) is to design your site so that people never have to leave.  I break that rule all the time.  The fact is, sometimes you need a different perspective.  That said, I like Jude Cowell’s writing on this New Moon and the previous Full Moon.

I think that this article at Darkstar provides us with a warning about this Scorpio new moon.  The analysis is detailed, but, to my way of thinking, the fact that it is an eclipse in Scorpio is sufficiently scary all by itself.  (Maybe Halloween is coming a bit later this year?)

If you are a Wiccan, then you might like this post.

While researching other discussions of this upcoming eclipse, I found this http://www.reddit.com/r/astrologyblogs/  It is a potpourri of various astrology blog postings on Reddit.

Natal Chart for Jill B

October 27, 2012 at 1:04 am | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | 3 Comments
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In August of 2012, reader Jill B posted the following query, along with her natal data:

Grandtrines –

I read that the North nodal axis is moving into Scorpio. That will be my first house.
Since i am also heading for my Saturn return , Do i to continue doing my Job?
Or move to university to study? Can you see which country will use my potential?

Or totally change my nature of work from Information Technology to business or management side?

I always liked living in Norway.

Here is Jill’s natal chart:

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As of this writing, you recently had your annual Solar Return.  Some of your questions have been answered by now, and my analysis may be moot.  Each year, the 30 days preceding our birthday, our “Solar 12th House,” proves to be a period of difficulty.  We make mistakes and often bad choices, the “self undoing” associated with the 12th house.  You have likely been through this recently.

Most of your chart is below ground.  Regardless of anything else, this leaves you often secretive.  Indeed, one of your problems can be enmeshment in the “gossip network.”  Be careful of letting others make your decisions for you by whispering half-truths into your ear.  Often they will cut you off from your best opportunities, and, tragically, you will believe that they are doing you a favor as they do so.  Pick your friends carefully.

With the Sun at 29 degrees, much of your life feels like fate.  You ARE able to make your own decisions, but you have to make an extra effort to be a truly autonomous decision maker.   You are faced with powerful struggles in this regard, and the 8th house Piscean moon reveals secrets to others that you would rather not be revealed.
It also creates a danger that you will squander any inheritance that comes your way.   Prudence in this area is especially important for you.  If you inherit cash, consider rolling it into a retirement fund or some similar approach rather than “taking a vacation” etc.

Now, to your specific questions.

Uranus at 15 Leo in the first house is your calling to the Tech Sector.  You will always have skill here (as long as you are of sound mind).  Some people may view you as a bit quirky, and the “quarter days” are something you should pay attention to.  (Samhain, upcoming, is circa November 7th.  Do not be surprised if Nov 7/8 is a turning point for you this year.  And, by “quarter days,” I am not referring specifically to traditions in the British Isles.  I am referring to the calendar days that correspond specifically to 15 degrees of each fixed sign.)

You have Pluto in the 1st as well.  Needless to say, this is difficult.  You simply cannot stop transforming yourself, and the experience is not always pleasant for yourself or anyone near you.

As to whether you should attend a University or go to Norway, I cannot quite see from this chart.  Both of those would have to do with 9th house involvement, and your 9th house appears to be intercepted.  I question how much weight to put on interceptions, but they do make interpretation a bit more tricky.  What I can say is that transiting Uranus is dancing about your 9th house cusp.  And, Uranus is obviously important to you.  So, this is your window to do something like University study, travel abroad, or other 9th house activities.  I will refrain from giving you specifics because I do not know enough about your personal situation.  But, you do have a window here, and it should be open for roughly a year or so.  Choose wisely.

Taking a peak at your US map (below), I note the following: Boston = Mercury (very good for education); Philadelphia = Uranus (amplifies your 1st house issues; good for ideas & technology but maybe a little dangerous); Virginia & North Carolina: Coastal Regions = Neptune (good for poetry and photography, should you ever turn that direction; amplifies your Moon & any related issues).

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Saturn Enters Scorpio

September 28, 2012 at 7:25 am | Posted in Astrology | 5 Comments
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As of this writing, over 50% of the traffic to this blog regards Saturn’s entry into Scorpio.  That topic eclipses all others, including traffic about the 2012 Solstice.  With that in mind, and given that the entry occurs in one week, here is some basic chart analysis of the moment of entry along with Solar Maps.

For an in depth analysis of the “meaning” of this entry, click here.

The Mercury/Saturn conjunction in 29 Libra that precedes the entry of both into Saturn produces a sense of urgency to “get things done” in the days before the entry.  Some of this is catch up work, and if you miss the window now then you will likely have to address it during the upcoming (December) Mercury retrograde.  At 29 Libra, this “detail work” has a sense of “fate” about it: it just HAS to be done.  Most of us will feel this, but anyone with a planet in Libra, especially late Libra, will feel it most, along with those who have planets at 29 degrees of cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) or 0 degrees of fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius).  The many Scorpios who have dropped by and said hello on this site will feel this sense of urgency this week.

Do not be surprised to hear something profound from one or more of the legal systems, such as a United States Supreme Court ruling.  For some people, this may bring heartache at the loss and others a sense of relief in the resolution.  Things Libra, including the judicial system, will tend to have resolutions this week (and failure to resolve probably shows up in the upcoming Mercury retrograde).  And, in upcoming political debates for election of the President of the United States, we expect the Supreme Court to be particularly important, perhaps even part of a centerpiece issue.

Mars is very late, and actions upon these things Libra may be deferred a bit.  The decision is made, but the action is delayed.  The delay is likely to be brief.

From a larger perspective, we have 2 1/2 years of Saturn in Scorpio, people born circa 1982 to 1984 either start or are in their Saturn return along with those born in the mid 1950’s, and Saturn begins to move into place for its position in the 2012 Solstice.  As the classic line from the movie Bladerunner goes, “Reaction time is a factor in this, so please pay attention.”  Frankly, things look a little tough right now.


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Needless to say, this chart has a large number of squares.  Here is the “beginner’s chart”:

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For fun, we are including a “Horary” version of the chart.  Horary charts are ordinarily for asking a question of some kind–fortune telling–but we include this for anyone interested in other “considerations” such as Arabic parts:

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The following is “Globe 1.”  Solar Maps is part of the Solar Fire family, and the developers of Solar Fire live in Australia.  Needless to say, “Globe 1” is centered about Australia.

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We note in the Australia map that the Pluto line exactly aligns with Alice Springs:

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Asia appears to be profoundly activated, particularly Thailand and Indonesia.  We expect some unrest in this region.  (Which, we admit, is a conclusion that could be obtained from Mundane sources.  The astrology, here, confirms what is already known.  However, we do note that the unrest that has been present in Indonesia may spread to other regions based on this map.)

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Obviously, we must include maps of home.  We note that Baja, Mexico, eastern Nevada, Idaho, and points north are highly activated in this map.  Also, if an earthquake does not happen in California consequent to the Full Moon of Sept 29, 2012, one is likely to happen by the Winters Solstice (or so we believe).

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The UK (particularly Southern Ireland), France, and Spain are highly favored by this entry!  This is true for most of Europa, although the Pluto line passes through a significant part of Eastern Europe.  But, the possibility exists that England / France / Spain may see some relief in the next 2 years or so.  The EU has a window of opportunity for “turning things around.”

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Stating that “there could be some unrest in the Middle East” seems laughable.  We note that the Pluto line goes through (very close) Cairo, that the Uranus line is not far from Baghdad, and Mercury / Saturn pass through Afghanistan and Pakistan.  If you know how to interpret these lines, then the tautology of the first sentence of this paragraph is astrologically evident as well as self-evident.

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