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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)
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!)
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).
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.
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):
- Full Moon in Leo February 2017
- Moon Phase First Quarter + 6 days Lunar Calendar
- Lunar Eclipse February 2017
- Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse Feb 10th, 2017
- Lunar Eclipse In Leo – Time To Roar
Taking a peek at what the search engines (currently) like, we have these pages also:
- FULL MOON, ECLIPSE, AND COMET ON FRIDAY (Old Farmers Almanac)
- Full Moon Calendar- dates and times for 2017 (Moon Giant)
- The full moon calendar 2017 (has Time Zone info)
- Full Moon + Lunar Eclipse – February 10/11, 2017
- A Baker’s Dozen of Full Moons
- Are You Ready For This Month’s Full Moon?
This last one mentions “the Cold Moon, Ice Moon, and Quickening Moon,” but we still like the “Werewolf Moon” the best!
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.
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Saturday, January 9th 2016
Saturday is a day of subtle aspects (Noviles) and a New Moon, just two days past Sun Square Uranus and Jupiter Retrograde Station. Noviles can bring acquisition of special skills and the Uranus square can brings insights, but this is a Capricorn New Moon during Mercury Retrograde. Keep those new ideas practical if you plan to implement them, write down the weirder ones for later review, and know that any new projects you start may need tuning or review later this month or in February. While technically this is the “weekend,” in many ways it feels a bit like a workday. Take advantage of that but proceed carefully and methodically.
Venus conjunct Saturn is in play, currently, and we think that is (at least) as important as the New Moon (for some people). While that aspect can be interpreted a number of ways, we will focus on ONE of them for the next few days (ignoring, for example, the impact we would expect it to have on financial markets).
Sometimes Venus / Saturn signifies a “May-December romance” of the variety of Anna Nicole Smith and J. Howard Marshall had. Others would say that such a comparison is unfair. Still others would ask, “what was wrong with that?”
If that kind of arrangement interests you, today is the day to make progress in that area. And, if you meet someone “interesting” who is from a different generation from you, and you would be interested in “getting to know them better,” then know that today that is possible. (Make your move now or forget about it!) Just know that, if you enter a relationship of this kind, you MUST have follow-through on Saturday and Sunday and next week. Failing to “call,” send flowers, and so forth, at this time, will mean that your efforts will be lost and the window will close.
Tags: 2016, 2016-01, Astrology, Moon, Moon in Sagittarius, Sagittarius
Usually the Sagittarius Moon brings out the optimist in all of us but running afoul of Neptune and Saturn takes some of the shine off the day. Adding to the lowering atmosphere is a waning Sun-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn and a waxing Sun-Uranus square (exact tomorrow). All of this makes setting priorities challenging due to uncertainties as well as possible miscommunications due to Mercury at a standstill in reverse. Rather than attempting to start something new, focus on completing existing projects before Saturday’s New Moon.
The mantra for today and the rest of this week has to do with taking small, careful steps as if we are walking on icy sidewalks. Thankfully we have a solid Saturn influence to draw on . . . the Capricorn Sun and today’s Moon-Saturn conjunction. Too many obstacles out there we need to navigate around right now. Slow and steady is a winning strategy.
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Tags: 2016, 2016-01, Astrology, Moon, Moon in Sagittarius
While the Moon indicates the tides of our emotions and collective moods, the sign it travels through provides the flavour.
With the Moon in Sagittarius the emotional mood becomes more upbeat. It’s time to put on the disco music or get out the skate board…at least just rock yr active wear.
Feeling social? Get out and about, smile at strangers and get to know new friends. This Moon joins party girl Venus in Sag to socially lubricate.
Yoga or any sort of philosophical study would be stimulating during this moon phase, be warned, it could get a little fiery but don’t back down, it’s all about getting up on your soap box and telling your truth. Or selling your truth as sometimes the case may be ; ) Sag is the master of spin after all. If you have something you need to get others on board with, this…
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Tags: 2016, 2016-01, Astrology, Moon, Moon in Sagittarius
Wednesday, Moon enters Sagittarius early and lunar aspects dominate the day. We are still processing what happened on Tuesday, and some events may spill over into what should otherwise be a quiet day. For most people, today should be a “nose to the grindstone” day that is mostly about getting things done. But, with the Moon waning, Mercury Retrograde, and the pyrotechnics of Tuesday, today might be more of a “cleanup day” than anything else.
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2015-12-27 Moon Opposite Midpoint of Sun / Neptune (Yod)
We do not ordinarily analyze aspects / patterns such as this one. They are too frequent, and as a lone astrologer we do not have the resources or capacity to analyze every one that comes along. This one is different for several reasons. First of all, it represents a logical consequence to the events of the Friday Christmas Full Moon on 2015. Whatever happened then, and then the aftermath of Saturday, we have come to the two decisions of Sunday (Moon in Leo in a Yod with Sun in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces) and Monday (Moon in Leo in a Yod with Venus in Capricorn and Chiron in Pisces). The decisions are similar and may, or may not, overlap in subject matter.
Let us back up a step and note that this decision (yod) occurs in the context of a Grand Fire Trine that covers Sunday, Monday, and, arguably, Tuesday. Moon (self, females in general, families and family leaders (e.g. mothers), and fluids ranging from bodily fluids to oceans) is in Leo (focused leadership, actors in dramas, and sometimes a bit of arrogance). Vesta (tradition and “doing things the way we have always done them”) is in Aries (primal leadership that is sometimes violent). Saturn (test, trials, tribulations, fathers in particular and financial leadership in general) is in Sagittarius (legal system, universities, churches & religious leaders, and foreigh or long distance travel). The Moon (in Leo) person must make a decision, and they are supported by someone who is likely either military or a police officer (and who is dialed into “doing things the way we have always done them”) and someone similar to a lawyer or religious leader who is attuned to practical realities in general and financial realities in particular.
The decision is between Sun (in Capricorn, strongly influence by Saturn in Sagittarius) and Neptune in Pisces (a particularly powerful poet, priest, criminal, or martyr; this could also be a person suffering from an illness). The Capricorn “leg” (or option) is one of safety that risks little danger but also is unsatisfying in that the possibility for something truly brilliant is lost. The Pisces “leg” has potential for beauty, poetry, art, or freedom from confinement (maybe), but it is risky and can be very messy. The decision maker has to pick from one of these, foregoing the other, and is left with some degree of dissatisfaction (“what if” I had gone the other way). Although the Capricorn leg is a bit more aligned with the planets of the Grand Fire Trine, neither leg particularly likes or trusts them. (And, they shouldn’t)
None of this decision making, on Sunday or Monday, will come without challenges. Both days will have decisions (and likely actions) that lead to the conflict of Tuesday December 29th (Mercury Square Mars).
The decision period, as we have ascertained it using one degree orbs for Moon opposing midpoint of Sun / Neptune, begins 2:47 PM CST (3:47 PM EST / 12:47 PM PST / 8:47 PM UTC). The window ends 6:38 PM CST (7:38 PM EST / 4:38 PM PST, after midnight (next day): 12:38 AM UTC for UK/EU). Some “wiggle room” is available, but a failure to decide is, itself, a decision.
Here is the chart for entry into the period, filtered for the yod:
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Here is the chart for the exit of the decision period:
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We present this same chart, again, but filtered for the Grand Fire Trine:
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Tags: 2015, 2015-12, Astrology, Moon, Moon v/c
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Astrological Chart and Analysis for San Bernardino Shootings 2015-12-02
We have been analyzing disasters and shootings less lately in favor of forecasts and similar analysis. Previously, we have produced a chart analysis for Adam Lanza, the West, TX Fertilizer plant explosion, the Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket explosion, the Philadelphia Amtrak wreck, the Marysville school shootings, and the Boston Marathon bombing. That said, we will provide a chart and preliminary analysis of the San Bernardino shootings on December 2, 2015. We note, also, that this attack comes only a few weeks after the massacre of 130 people in Paris by ISIS based terrorists.
Click here for our Calendar Page for Wednesday, December 2nd. The event occurred two days before perfection of Mercury square Jupiter, an amplifier of either good will or bad intent. For practical purposes, that aspect applies here. The event also occurred four days before perfection of Mars square Pluto, perhaps the most dangerous of all aspects, and, again, for practical purposes that aspect applies here. Saturn square Neptune, a very slow moving aspect that governs weeks and months, perfected for the first time (of three) on November 26th. Again, that is so close (Saturn has a 28 year orbit; Neptune a 160 year orbit), that it applies here. All of this, together, is a bit tough.
We present the chart, based on the reported time of 10:59 AM PST and filtered for T-Squares:
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We count ten squares and four oppositions in that chart. Frankly, that seems rather high. But we think that the critically important events occurred earlier in the day, during this window:
Search From: Dec 2 2015 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 2 2015 11:59:59 pm
Leaves Dec 2 2015 6:17:32 am (CST +6:00)
Since this is a preliminary analysis, we will hold any further commentary until more information is available. (Particularly, we would like birth information for the shooters, should that ever become available.) For an alternative analysis, posted on Astrotheme, click here. Another analysis is located here. Astrology Weekly has a discussion located here.
We also recommend reviewing the surrounding aspects this month, available by clicking on this link for an Excel chart of Sunout aspects. And, for an overview of patterns in November and December 2015, click this link. If you are interested in Longer Term Forecasts (outer planets or “generational planets”), click here.
Tags: 2015, 2015-12, Astrology, Moon, Moon Saturn, Moon square Saturn, Saturn, t-square
2015-12-02 Moon Square Saturn T-Squares (mutable and others)
Moon Square Saturn happens about once a month and, although it tends to be an unpleasant aspect, it is a fairly ordinary (very nearly boring) aspect. This month, however, the Moon interacts with Saturn square Neptune (still in full force since the first perfection on November 26th), and a T-Square forms. Other T-Squares are active (including Mars / Pluto / Uranus), and, so, this time the aspect is quite a bit more unpleasant than usual. As is always true, the potential to harness this unpleasant energy to “get something done” exists if you are elevated enough / smart enough to use it that way. Here is the chart, filtered for T-Squares:
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This is late night stuff for most people, so unless something nasty happens like a hot water heater problem or an auto accident, most of us should be mostly safe as long as we do not “go looking for trouble.”
That said, California might see some nastiness at this time (significant traffic events?), particularly those in Los Angeles. (Could be an unusually unpleasant rush hour event.)
Tags: 2015, 2015-11, 2015-lunations, Astrology, full moon, FullMoon, Gemini, Lunations, Moon, Sagittarius