Full Moon 2016-02-22 Square Key, Hele, Thor’s Hammer, and more

February 21, 2016 at 10:45 pm | Posted in 2016, 2016-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions | 3 Comments
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Full Moon 2016-02-22 Square Key, Hele, Thor’s Hammer, and more

This is a complex Full Moon, and it will be more of a turning point for some people than others.  A Hele is present (one that involves Uranus / Pluto, of the famous series of squares involving those planets since 2012).  We will see a solidification of alliances that moves beyond anything we have seen before.  No doubt this will particularly play out in the political area (especially Presidential politics), but we will see it elsewhere as well.

The Square Key, an interlaced pair of Huber Learning Triangles, brings us a set of important “lessons” related to the decisions today.  A Yod, with Vesta at the apex, forces us to between Mars (taking action, quickly and decisively) and the North Node (a point rather than the planet, but an important one involving “karma” (Rahu/Ketu in the Vedic world) and struggling to “work through” an important issue).  We also have a Thor’s Hammer (involving the Moon (of the FM) and the Uranus/Pluto pair mentioned earlier.  This gives much “energy” but can lead to anger, tempers flaring, and sometimes even violence.

We have four patterns in play: (1) a Hele; (2) a Square Key; (3) a Yod; and (4) a Thor’s Hammer.  This is a particularly busy Full Moon, and 2016 has a number of these.

We present the Full Moon chart, perfecting in Plano TX, filtered for the Hele:

2016-02-22 Full Moon (Hele)

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Here is the same chart, but filtered for the Yod (Finger of God):

2016-02-22 Full Moon (Vesta Yod Mars Node)

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Here is the same chart, filtered for the Square Key:

2016-02-22 Full Moon (Square Key)

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And, finally, the same chart again filtered for the Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist):

2016-02-22 Full Moon (Moon Thors Hammer Uranus Pluto)

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As noted elsewhere, this day is also active regarding Outer Planets (Mars out).  Some of the activity includes Hygeia, Juno, Jupiter, and Neptune.  Here is a link to the chart for the similar 2014 Full Moon and the similar 2015 Full Moon.

For those interested in other interpretations:

For those who wish to look back (retrospective) and look forward (prospective) at “similar” Full Moons (Moon in Virgo / Sun in Pisces), here is the list of the dates and times of perfection of similar FM’s from 2010 to 2050:

Solar Fire Gold Feb 21 2016

Electional Search Results

Criteria: FIND (Mon Opp Sun) AND (Mon in Vi) AND (Sun in Pi)
Search From: Jan 1 2010 0:00 am
Search To: Dec 31 2050 11:59:59 pm

Status: Finished – 38 matches

[1] Is Exact Feb 28 2010 10:37:53 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 19 2011 1:10:03 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 8 2012 3:39:28 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 25 2013 2:26:04 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 16 2014 12:08:20 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 5 2015 12:05:23 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 22 2016 12:19:49 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 12 2017 9:53:44 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 1 2018 6:51:16 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 9 2020 12:47:37 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 27 2021 2:17:11 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 18 2022 2:17:25 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 7 2023 6:40:09 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 24 2024 6:30:12 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 14 2025 1:54:23 am (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 3 2026 5:37:37 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 10 2028 7:05:45 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 28 2029 11:09:55 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 19 2030 12:56:08 pm (CDT +5:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 8 2031 10:29:16 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 26 2032 1:42:49 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 15 2033 7:36:58 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 4 2034 8:09:41 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 22 2035 2:53:27 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 12 2036 3:08:58 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 1 2037 6:27:38 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 10 2039 10:34:24 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 27 2040 6:58:56 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 17 2041 2:18:30 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 6 2042 2:09:18 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 23 2043 3:57:18 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 13 2044 1:40:29 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 3 2045 1:51:56 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 20 2046 5:43:34 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 11 2047 7:36:13 pm (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Feb 29 2048 8:37:20 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 19 2049 6:22:28 am (CST +6:00)
[1] Is Exact Mar 8 2050 9:22:24 am (CST +6:00)

We note that the next 2:22 FM will be Feb 22 2035 2:53:27 am CST (Plano TX).

2015-12-27 Moon Opposite Midpoint of Sun / Neptune (Yod)

December 26, 2015 at 3:10 am | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 2 Comments
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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:

2015-12-27 Moon opposes Sun-Neptune Midpoint (entry, yod)

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Here is the chart for the exit of the decision period:

Moon opposite Midpoint Sun and Neptune (exit Yod)

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We present this same chart, again, but filtered for the Grand Fire Trine:

Moon opposite Midpoint Sun and Neptune (Grand Fire Trine)

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Mars Opposite Chiron 2015-10-23

October 20, 2015 at 10:44 pm | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Predictions | 6 Comments
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Mars Opposite Chiron 2015-10-23

As this aspect perfects, we see much “energy” (likely anger) regarding issues that involve healthcare or education or both.  This is a repeating theme over this week and into next week, with some of the issues causing a frantic panic for some people.  Friday (today) and Sunday (October 25th) are particularly busy days.  We note that both a Hele and a Thor’s Hammer are in effect for these aspects, and do not repeat the filtering here.

Here is the chart for perfection of the aspect, filtered for oppositions:

2015-10-23 Mars Opposite Chiron (Oppositions)

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With a large cluster of planets in Virgo, and another group of planets in Pisces and Aries, we see a period of numerous oppositions and some quincunxes.  We also note that this particular opposition involves, specifically, “outer planets” (generational planets) and marks another turning point in the stage that we all play upon.

Focused Yod (Moon Opp Mars) 2015-09-25

September 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm | Posted in 2015, Astrology, Patterns, Predictions | 3 Comments
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Focused Yod (Moon Opp Mars) 2015-09-25

We see a focused yod covering most of the day on September 25th of 2015, starting with the Moon v/c in Aquarius and culminating with the perfection of Moon opposite Mars, Moon in Pisces and Mars in Virgo.  The Virgo / Pisces theme that we have seen for most of the month of September effectively culminates here before we face the “Blood Moon” of September 27th.  With that eclipse, we will more clearly move into Aries / Libra issues.

Here is the chart for Moon opposite Mars, filtered for the Focused Yod:

2015-09-25 Focused Yod (Moon Opp Mars)

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Needless to say, this Focused Yod is about “getting things done” on this Friday and closing the books on certain key issues.  Yesterday we had Pluto move Direct and Mercury (retrograde) square Pluto.  A sense of urgency to complete certain tasks faces us now.  Some things are already different with the advent of the equinox; this will only be more true next week after the eclipse.

Full Moon 2015-08-29

August 4, 2015 at 11:16 pm | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations, Patterns, Predictions | 10 Comments
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Full Moon 2015-08-29

As far as FM’s go, this is one of the quieter ones.  The past few months have been FULL of patterns, particularly Thor’s Hammer, Hele, and Rosetta patterns.  To some degree, one might start to believe that they are ALWAYS with us, but that is not so.  Again, this is one of the quieter FM’s, but we could easily see some action in certain areas.  In particular, Jupiter / Neptune influences this FM, and some people may go “overboard.”  Resist the temptation to speak hyperbole and the temptation to tilt at windmills.  But, if you are a “creative,” then this can be a very, very good time for you to create music, poetry, photography, and videography (and similar arts).

This FM has a T-Square (and, yes, THOSE are common), Grand Trines (multiple overlapping, almost functioning as a single GT), and a simple uncomplicated Hele.

We present first the chart filtered for oppositions first (that is what an FM is, namely Moon opposite Sun) that shows the other oppositions in play (notably Mercury opposite South Node, meaning a tendency to “take the easy way out” instead of doing necessary hard work):

Full Moon 2015-08-29 (Oppositions)

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We also see Astaea (law and justice) opposing the mid-point (combination) of Pluto (power politics and sometimes police & intelligence agencies) and Ceres (feast and famine issues, likely agents of economic control here).  We would not at all be surprised to see lawsuits along these lines at this time.  (i.e. Shareholder’s derivative lawsuits and similar).

Here is the FM chart filtered for the Hele, showing certain clear cut alliances at this time:

Full Moon 2015-08-29 (Hele)

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We note a square between Ceres and Uranus here.  This could be a fight inside Tech companies between the visionaries and engineers and creatives, on one side, and the bureaucrats and management and similar on the other side.  Maybe something a bit like this scene:

Betrayal is likely to be part of the mix.  Compare, also, this scene:

We also see a T-Square, giving us the energy to accomplish very specific tasks:

Full Moon 2015-08-29 (T-Square)

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And, those specific tasks are directly tied to the Hele: legal department, finance/management, and creative geniuses at war.  As an aside, I am betting on the creative geniuses.  (But, I am a bit biased and tend to favor them anyway.)

Finally, this chart also contains Grand Trines (opportunities):

Full Moon 2015-08-29 (Grand Trines)

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These  GT’s are similar to the various ones that have been with us all month (or similar), and they indicate leadership opportunities.

We also like the analysis by Clarissa.  Other thoughts on this FM:

Astrological Patterns for Hillary Rodham Clinton

August 2, 2015 at 3:38 am | Posted in 2016, Astrology, FamousPeople, NatalChartAnalysis, Patterns | 8 Comments
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Astrological Patterns for Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Natal Chart Analysis

First, let me state my position: I am neither particularly a HRC fan or detractor.  I agree with her on some issues (diplomacy) and (vehemently) disagree with her on other issues (gun control).  So, as much as possible, I will make this a neutral analysis and try to be fair.  (AND I think I am capable of doing that.)

This is a complex chart with many patterns, something this is not true of all birth charts.  We list the patterns in groups:

1.  Hele patterns (multiple): Hillary tends to polarize people into strong allegiances that last over time

2. Rosetta patterns (multiple): Hillary also forms many temporary allegiances that can be characterized as treacherous at times (both for and against her)

3. Mystic Rectangle: Perhaps her defining pattern.  It highlights (1) just how much Bill’s betrayal (the Lewinsky scandal) bothered her and (2) her ongoing interest in healthcare issues.  The Mystic Rectangle tends to be a rather rare pattern.

4.  Kites and Grand Trines (multiple): she has more “luck” than anyone can imagine.  Maybe she should just play the lotto and retire.  Then again, maybe American politics IS the lotto.

5.  Grand Cross: it gives her the energy to do an AMAZING amount of work, but it also leads to significant conflict with others.  Like the Mystic Rectangle, the Grand Cross is a relatively rare pattern.

We will show her natal chart repeatedly, but each time it will be filtered for different patterns:

First, we show the Hele patterns (when two or more are interlaced, we call this a “Hele Key”):

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Hele Key)

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These patterns emphasize her ability to (1) form long term allegiances at the price of (2) polarizing people.  If you are truly her friend, she will stick by you through thick and thin.  But, it can be difficult to know whether or not your are truly her friend (only she really knows), and if you betray her there will be HELL TO PAY.

Here is her natal chart filtered for the Rosetta pattern (MANY of these; arguably a “Rosetta Key”):

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Rosetta)

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The are short term allegiances that frequently sour and can turn to treachery.  It does not mean that SHE is treacherous, but it does mean that someone takes advantage of someone eventually.  She likely becomes skilled at becoming the winner in these conflicts over the course of her lifetime, especially given her other patterns (notably the Kites).  I count at least FOUR of these in play.  (That is, by itself, unusual.)  If you interact with her, then the big question becomes this one: is this a temporary allegiance (Rosetta) or a true long term alliance (Hele)?

Mystic Rectangle: we think that of all the patterns present, this one defines her (but the Grand Cross is a close second):

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Mystic Rectangle)

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We note the four planets involved: (1) Sun in Scorpio (12th House); (2) Ceres in Taurus (6th House); (3) Juno in Sagittarius (2nd House); and (4) Hygeia in Cancer (8th House).  Interpretations: (1) Sun in Scorpio in 12th: she is very powerful at working behind the scenes.  Can she be a President and still do this? (2) Ceres in Taurus in 6th: economic woes (feast and famine); will this translate to the same pattern for the nation (BIG ups and downs!); (3) Juno in Sadge in 2nd: the Betrayed Wife of the Philandering Husband (yep, that really is who Juno is!); she was wounded by Bill far more than she will ever publicly admit; it was a BIG deal to her!  (4) Hygeia in 8th: She wants healthcare as an issue, but the 8th is tricky.  Maybe as a Scorpio she can pull it off.  But she better be careful about trying to cut the pay of nurses again.  In all fairness, I think she recognized her error and has made amends for it.

Juno in Sadge might be the most important planet for her as a person rather than a politician.  She is far more of a devoted wife and mother than she will ever let the public know.  This is because, as a Scorpio, she is afraid it might be seen as weakness.  But that Piscean Moon cares DEEPLY for her husband and daughter.  Truth be told, we will never know quite what she has gone through for them.

Hillary might can make the changes in healthcare that Obama has been trying to do if she is elected.  No doubt about it, except for the diplomacy issues (Middle East et al), healthcare *IS* her priority.

Kites and Grand Trines: again, I wish I had so many of these.  So do you.  That’s because ALMOST NO ONE has a chart that looks like this.  Kites tend to be “opportunity” and “luck.”  They are amplified Grand Trines.  She is almost drowning in them.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Kites)

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I see at least three, but arguably four are present.  FOUR kites in a natal chart?  To speak in the vernacular: “ya gotta be kidding.”  Again, she could probably just play the lotto (repeatedly) and retire.  First house Jupiter confirms this.  But, the way she is configured, she would never do that.  That is particularly true with the Grand Cross.

Here are the Grand Trines:

Hillary Rodham Clinton (GrandTrines)

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I count five (5) GT’s, and that means that FIVE Kites COULD be present.  Wow!  What else to say?  But GT’s can make a person lazy.  That would be true unless you have a T-Square or (even more powerful) a Grand Cross in the chart.  She DOES have a Grand Cross (and, like the Mystic Rectangle, these are comparatively RARE):

Hillary Rodham Clinton (GrandCross)

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The Grand Cross is her other “defining pattern,” second only to the Mystic Cross.  The Sun/Ceres opposition shows again, emphasizing the feast/famine issue in her life.  But, perhaps more interesting is the Astraea / Vesta opposition.  Justice opposite Tradition?  That is what she has, and it shows that Social Justice is, and always has been, a core issue in her life.  (I would say THE core issue, but we know from earlier that healthcare is at least as important as this one, and her family is most important of all.)

T-Squares: these are really almost superfluous after the Grand Cross, but we present them anyway to point out that she has an amazing amount of “energy”:

Hillary Rodham Clinton (T-Squares)

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Personally, I think she should recruit Al Gore to re-enter politics.

Finally, we present the chart in “Beginner” format with aspects with tightest orbs emphasized.  We note the Mercury square Saturn is particularly important with her (that says she has a remarkable attention to detail and will not tolerate anyone near her being “sloppy”), Mars / Pluto conjunction near Midheaven (she could either be warlike or somehow provoke war), and finally, the Mercury / Saturn / Moon Huber Learning Triangle (an HLT3) which shows, again, that she is willing to work to “earn” her “luck.”

Hillary Rodham Clinton (Beginner)

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Hillary Rodham Clinton (HLT3)

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Summary

This is meant to be a neutral review.  So, let’s be clear: if you are her enemy, chances are good she will destroy you.  She can be quite merciless.  And, frequently, people do not know where they stand with her.  She can be confusing (Scorpio/Pisces).  But, overall, she is benevolent and has good intent.  More than most others, she can effect real change in the healthcare system and with regard to social justice.  (Just leave our guns alone!)

It is possible she may be associated with a (big) war.

On that issue, let me say this: she is not a person to provoke a war by herself.  However, the people she chooses to surround herself with, and the allegiances that she forms, may lead to a situation in which no other meaningful choice exists.

This is a very good chart, and it would be a particularly powerful chart for a politician (as she is) or a top trial attorney or <smile> maybe even a lotto player.

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Full Moon of March 5, 2015

February 25, 2015 at 2:23 am | Posted in 2015, 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations | 11 Comments
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Here is the chart for the Full Moon of March 5, 2015:

Full Moon Astrological Chart for March 5, 2015 highlights Yod

Full Moon Astrological Chart for March 5, 2015 highlights Yod

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EarthSky.org calls this a “micro-moon,” noting that it precedes an Eclipse on March 20th and a “Blood Moon” on April 4th.  We start our analysis by noting that another yod is in play in this Pisces (Sun) / Virgo (Moon) FM!  So, again, some KEY DECISION is in play for all of us, both collectively and individually.  We also note that yods (decisions) have been prominent in the sky since last summer.  Whether we realize it or not, the decisions we are making now will affect us for many years to come.  Only hindsight will full reveal why this is (was) true.

A yod featured prominently the recent new moon that precedes this full moon.  Also: here is the FM from March of 2014, the Aries / Libra FM of March 2013, and the equivalent Pisces / Virgo FM in February of 2013.  For those of you who do not know what a full moon (FM) is, try here.  As you will read there, it involves a Sun / Moon opposition, such as an Aries / Libra or (in this case) a Pisces / Virgo opposition.  The Pisces / Virgo FM is the last FM of the astrological year, signifying a time of housecleaning and preparation for the new year (the Vernal Equinox or “first day of spring”).

This FM precedes an upcoming Solar Eclipse as well as the Vernal Equinox of 2015.  Upcoming, also, is Uranus Square Pluto.

This FM (2015) is also characterized by two Hele, one somewhat stronger than the other, which indicate that people will polarize on two (or more) issues.  (Arguably, this is what we have called a “Hele Key” in the past.)  How you decide may be strongly affected by where you stand on these key issues, whatever they may be.  At least we can be thankful for reduced complexity compared to the numerous patterns present in the recent Mercury Direct Station.

For better or worse, and right or wrong, we now believe we know where we stand and are ready to make a decision (if we did not do so previously) and move forward at full speed.

2015-03-05 Full Moon (Basic, Hele x2)

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The “stronger” of these two Hele contains Uranus Square Pluto.  For some (many, actually), looking back to events that occurred some time near December 14, 2014 may provide insight to what is happening at the time of this full moon.  February 7, 2015 may also be useful.  Some may wish to look further back to late May of 2010.

Here is an alternative view of the Full Moon chart from Kepler 7.0.  (The above charts were calculated with SolarFire 8.1) FullMoonMarch2015-03-05

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The remainder of this post focuses primarily on astrological maps.  (Let us know if your region is missing and you need a map added.)

Here is a global map (also generated in Kepler): FullMoonMarch2015FM-Map-2015-03-05

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We also offer the Solar Maps version of the map: World Map FM 2015-03-02

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We now present the United States maps.  The first is a Solar Maps map, and it shows the key lines (major aspects) in play in the United States at the time of this FM.  The second is a detailed Kepler 7 map, and it shows a number of additional lines considered to be “minor aspects.” US Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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The key lines in the United States map are (1) a Saturn Descendant line that comes near Vancouver, Portland OR, and Las Vegas NV (and a number of other areas between them) and (2) a Hygeia line that goes through Sioux Falls SD and Memphis TN and a number of other points.  We note that this second line crosses a number of other lines, and this part of the South (Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama) are quite “lit up” by this FM.  Additional key lines affect the region from New York City to Baltimore MD (Pluto and Ceres), and another line (Pallas) affects Boston.  The region between New York and Baltimore will wrestle with certain important changes that may involve the food supply.  Boston, already a notoriously “intelligent” city, will receive a boost in the form of insights. We offer the Kepler map without interpretations due to the fact that it is so detailed.  We leave it as an exercise for the more motivated reader.

(Again, to be able to properly read these maps you will need to click the image to enlarge, possibly opening the image in a new tab in your browser.) FullMoonMarch2015US-Map-Kepler7-2015-03-05

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We do note that, per the Kepler map, (1) Albuquerque NM (and the region west of Albuquerque as well as central Mexico) is HIGHLY activated in terms of minor aspects; (2) the coast of California (including San Francisco, again), is also quite activated; and (3) Northern Virginia / DC (and Western PA including PIttsburgh) is quite activated.  Even though these are more “minor” lines compared to the lines in Solar Fire, they are so many of them in these regions that we can only conclude that the regions are activated.  This map also confirms important activations in Memphis (and nearby St. Louis) and Mississippi as well as Southern California.

Kepler offers “Treasure Maps,” and here is the “Love and Romance” treasure map for the U.S. on this Full Moon:

FullMoonMarch2015Us-Romance-Map-2015-03-05

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So, Albuquerque (or Spokane) might be a GREAT place for a weekend getaway on this Full Moon.  The same is true for central Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia, and eastern North Carolina.  The shore could be fun, or you might try Hershey.

For fellow Texans (and “nearby”) here is a highly detailed map (including minor aspects and midpoints) for Texas and the surrounding states in the South and Southwest:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Texas-Map-2015-03-05A

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Here is the Solar Maps map (overview, no aspects) of Canada: Canada Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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We offer this detail map of Canada with a caution: because of its very northern location, parts of Canada are near the poles.  Since the poles are where all lines meet and merge, Canada invariably has a large number of lines.

Therefore, to look for points of activation, check for places with at least 3 or four lines near each other:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Canada-Map-2015-03-05

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Toronto and the Great Lakes region looks interesting.

Here is the Solar Maps map of the United Kingdom and the European Union: Europe Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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We note Sun/Descendant and Moon/Ascendant lines on the U.K. with this FM.  We are presenting a more detailed map (from Kepler) here: FullMoonMarch2015UK-Map-Kepler7-2015-03-05

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We should note, here, that Solar Maps can also provide more detailed maps.  We are simply experimenting with the mapping features of both programs.  (Feedback appreciated on this.) We think Moonrise in Dublin (Ireland, not Texas) will be particularly interesting.  (Here is the chart, filtered to highlight aspects to the Moon.) FullMoon Dublin Ireland 2015-03-05

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Here is a more detailed map of Europe (Kepler 7) for those who prefer this level of detail:

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We note a number of activations for the U.K., France and Spain at this level of detail.  Additionally, eastern Greece will feel some sense of urgency (easy to determine from news reports, but this map confirms that), and both Saint Petersburg and Kiev are activated by some of these same lines.  Moscow is quite activated by a number of lines as well.  We present the chart for Moscow (filtered on 4th harmonic or “hard aspects” such as squares and oppositions):

FullMoon Moscow Russia 2015-03-05

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Note that the Nodes are near the Ascendant / Descendant, and Pluto is near the IC.  These are challenging times for Moscow.  (Again, we know this from the news reports but, again, the map and chart confirm what we already know.)  With Uranus also on the 7th house cusp, we speculate that something could go “boom” in Moscow.

We have had several visitors from Kazakhstan, so we are offering a map for that region:

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Here is the Solar Maps map for India and the surrounding region: India Map FM (Solar Maps) 2015-03-05

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Here is the detail map for India and surrounding region:

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Herat, Kabul, Delhi, Katmandu, and Lhasa are all quite activated.

Here is the Solar Maps map of the Middle East:

Middle East FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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Here is a more detailed Middle East Map:

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Here is the Solar Maps map for SE Asia:

SE Asia Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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As usual, this is a complicated map of a large region.  Here is a detailed map for Japan and the two Koreas:

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The Pluto Ascendant line, augmented by a number of other lines, speaks to radical changes that may be coming soon to Japan, particularly involving the financial sector, with this FM.  We note, also, that this FM occurs in Tokyo with Moon in the 8th house.

Here is the chart for Tokyo at this time (filtered by Pluto aspects):

FullMoon Tokyo (Pluto Filter) 2015-03-05

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The southern part of the Philippines is also touched by this same set of lines, possibly linking Japan and the Philippines in these matters.

Here is a detailed map for the Philippines:

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A number of visitors from Taiwan have stopped by the site, so we have added a detailed map for their region:

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Here is the Solar Maps map for Australia and New Zealand:

Aus-NZ Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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And here is the detailed map for that region:

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Adelaide appears to be quite activated by this FM.  We offer a chart of the FM at Adelaide, with a filter for Jupiter aspects (Jupiter is near the 7th house cusp):

FullMoon Adelaide AUS (Jupiter Filter) 2015-03-05

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With Jupiter setting at this location, AND with Jupiter as the apex of the Yod mentioned at the beginning of this post, we expect important decisions to be made in Adelaide consequent to this full moon.

Here is the map (Solar Maps) of South America:

South America Map FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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For our visitors from Venezuela, here is a detail map:

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Here is a map of Brazil and the surrounding region:

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Here is the Solar Maps map for Africa:

Africa FM (SolarMaps) 2015-03-05

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Here is a detailed map (Kepler) of Nigeria and surrounding region:

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Here is a detailed map for Kenya:

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Here is a detailed map for South Africa:

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Here are a few links to other sites discussing this FM.

Autumnal Equinox, September 2014: the First Day of Fall

September 10, 2014 at 12:11 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Events, Lunations | 1 Comment
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The Autumnal Equinox of 2014 occurs on September 22nd at 9:29 CDT this year (Plano, TX).  (In other areas, such as the United Kingdom, it will occur on September 23rd in the early morning hours (0229 GMT)).  It is followed two days later by a new moon (Libra / Aries).  We will cover both in this entry.

First, the chart (set in Plano TX):

Autumnal Equinox 2014 September

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We note that the Moon is very old and (predictably) near the Sun.  Venus is between them and would be “besieged” if the Sun and Moon were malefics (which they are not).  This places Venus on or near the mid-point of Sun and Moon and is arguably a favorable placement.  Moon is slightly past an opposition to Chiron and and an earlier opposition to Neptune (both in Pisces) earlier than that.

Before we go further with our analysis, let us make clear that you should wrap up certain kinds of business (only you know the precise details) before this change in the sign of the Sun.  This period is definitely about clearing out and letting go.  Given the nature of the Full Moon (FM) earlier this month, this may mean fully releasing any remaining hopes of clinging to whatever path you chose to NOT follow when the time of the FM offered you a choice (or series of choices).  Whatever it is that you chose NOT to do, it is GONE now.  Trying to preserve it or “hang on” to it will only cause you problems and pain.  CLEAR THINGS OUT.

Some of you had a “fling” earlier in September when Venus opposed Neptune (probably the weekend of September 12th).  If you had a painful awakening later (Venus opposite Chiron), and that romance was ill-chosen, then CUT IT OFF.  Cut your losses.  Do not string that person along.  And if you lost money on the romance (or venture), then do NOT think for a minute you are likely to get your money back.  File the pictures you took in your scrapbook.  Move forward.

If you are leaving a job at this time, start your start day for the new job AFTER the New Moon (next chart).  Take a little time off to regenerate.

Looking for an alternative version of this chart?  PlanetWaves.com has one located here.  Another alternative is located here.

Here is the United States map.  We note that Northern Nevada has an unusually high number of lines passing through it.  (Looking for a place to spend the Equinox that should be transformative?  Try Las Vegas or Reno (Reno is slightly stronger in this particular case) for Fall Equinox 2014!  Note, though, that we said “transformative” and did not further qualify that statement as either “good” or “bad.”)

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We note that Los Angeles and Southern California are affected, also, but the effect is not as strong as in Northern Nevada.  With Uranus (Prometheus) on the Ascendant, we would not be surprised to see huge gains/losses at the gambling tables.  (But, anything goes!)

Here is the New Moon chart (a few days later):

New Moon September 2014

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A few of you will ignore the the earlier recommendation that “this period is definitely about clearing out and letting go.”  In that case, some of those who ignore that advice will have a “reminder,” possibly an unpleasant reminder, to clear out the old.  Given the position of the Sun/Moon conjoined in the first degree of Libra, this will likely have one of two outcomes.  The first will be a potential for violence.  The damn will burst.  (This depends on the charts of the individuals involved.)  The other outcome is the extreme opposite: prolonged negotiations that seem to go nowhere resulting in “a death by a thousand blows.”  You will WANT progress but be unable to attain it, stuck by the lingering garbage of the previous period.  (This could be in the form of a bankruptcy, possibly for some of those gambling in Las Vegas or Reno.)

A few of you, wisely, will decide to relocate at this time.

While any given chart, or pair of charts, contains many potential “lessons,” the “lessons” of these two are clear: CLEAN HOUSE (literally and figuratively) before this time arrives.

Chances are good we will add updates between “now” (the time of the initial posting) and the time of the events.  (This has become our practice in the last year or two.)

Edit: A few key aspects (and when they perfect) in this period:

Wednesday September 10th: Venus Opposite Neptune

Friday September 12th: Mercury Quincunx Chiron

Sunday September 14th: Venus Trine Pluto

Wednesday September 17th: Venus Opposite Chiron

Sunday September 21st: Venus Sextile Saturn; Mars Square Neptune

Monday September 22nd Pluto Direct Station (within two hours of Equinox)

Tuesday September 23rd: Jupiter Quincunx Chiron!  (About eight hours prior to the New Moon)

Thursday September 25th: Jupiter Trine Uranus

This is an active and complex time.  The Mercury / Jupiter / Chiron quincunxes indicate yet another “fork in the road.”  Venus is in a number of aspects, and this emphasizes in a general way an examination of values.

More specific situations may emerge: careers in the arts may be launched or reach turning points during this period.  Great works of art may be produced.  (See, also, our entry about The Quintile Kite of October 9th 2014.)  If you have any interest in art, if you have thought about the possibility of being a professional artist, this will be your chance to “jump ship” and take on that challenge.)

Children born during this period will tend to see alternative viewpoints; they may have a tendency to break with tradition because they tend to embrace multiple perspectives.  They will face a bit of a curse in that they are never quite satisfied.  (But, this may drive them to produce great accomplishments!)

Jude Cowell, over at Stars Over Washington, has an interesting analysis of the equinox.

Here are a few more links on this Autumnal Equniox:

Full Moon of September of 2014

August 31, 2014 at 1:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 24 Comments
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Here is the Full Moon chart for September of 2014, set in Plano, TX:

Full Moon for 2014 September

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We note that this particular Full Moon is preceded by a Double Yod Key that occupies most of the day.  (Compare this to the Double Yod Keys of Spring 2013.  What decisions did you make at that time?  You may revisit them now and again on November 8th.)  To be sure, this is another punctuation mark indicating that this is a period of decision-making, of “forks in the road.”

Double Yod Key of 2014-09-08

 

The ongoing Jupiter / Neptune / Pluto yod is one part of the DYK, the other involves Moon / Mercury / Jupiter.  Mercury square Pluto (harsh words, arguments, fights, and at least wounded feelings) is part of the picture.  We are living in “interesting times.”

But [in response to XCD’s request, below], what does this mean?  Well, the key is to remember that any given Yod is a “fork in the road,” a place where we are faced with a decision and dissatisfied with the alternatives.  Here we have an two interconnected, or interlaced, “forks in the road” (yods) that are connected by Mercury Square Pluto (harsh words and possibly violence).

A MINIMUM of two major decisions will face us as individuals and small groups, and we will see a similar set of decisions on a global scale.  (Why?  Astrology is recursive and arguably “fractal” in nature: “As above, so below” means that the pattern in the sky is reflected in multiple levels of human affairs.)  Since “triple yod keys” and so forth are rare (or maybe impossible), the two interlaced yods are a symbol for “multiple” (i.e. two or MORE) decisions.  Expect at least two on this full moon.

* recursive:  http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Recursion.html

* fractal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal

Want to know more about Double Yod Keys?  This discussion provides interesting commentary.

[XCD: does that help?]

Per Caroline’s request, here is the map for Europe and the UK:

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And here is the chart, relocated to London:

2014-09-Full-Moon-London

 

We see Pluto at Midheaven and South Node in the 12th house (having risen about half an hour before culmination).  The Jupiter / Pluto quincunx is in full force, just past perfection on the Friday before (the time these notes are being written).  This is a time of excess and could be a time of serious danger and risk in London / UK.  Personally, I would stay home.  To quote a line from the movie “The Crow,” “…bad people out on the street tonight.”

Compare, also, the interlocking Double Yod Keys on November 8th described earlier.

March 2014 Full Moon Pisces-Virgo

March 2, 2014 at 3:26 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Lunations | 2 Comments
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Here is the Full Moon Chart for March 2014:

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The time after this full moon, and until the Vernal Equinox on March 20th, is the most powerful time this year for cleaning out the old.  Whatever needs to go to make way for the new, this is the time to send it to its new home wherever that may be.  This is a very dynamic year with powerful transformations in play, and you do not want to be stuck with the old.  So, whatever it is, clear it out and make way for that which is yet to come.

Pisces New Moon March 1st 2014

February 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Pisces New Moon March 1st 2014
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Here is the chart for the Pisces New Moon of March 1st.  We note that this new moon occurs on February 28th in some time zones.  In any case, this is effectively a late Friday night event more than a Saturday event.

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The Sun / Moon conjunction here occurs close to the Chiron / Neptune Midpoint, emphasizing issues of healing and teaching.  The darker side of this is that some will be swindled or cheated on this evening.  If you are single and dating, please do know that everything may not be as it seems.  With Juno nearby, it is an especially bad night to cheat on someone.  If you are the cheatee, rather than the cheater, then this is the night to expose them for what they are.  This is your chance: don’t back down.

If you are in a bad relationship, leave it NOW!

Here is the Solar Map for the U.S.  We note that New England is particularly highly activated by Mars at the time of this new moon, indicating possible violence for some.

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Here is the new moon map for the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe:

UK anf Europe Map New Moon March 2014 2-27-2014 9-58-33 AM[Click to Enlarge]

I find most interesting the Uranus rising line which comes near Glasgow.  Here is the Horary Chart for that time and place:

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Here is the map for Southeast Asia:

2014 March New Moon Map SE Asia 2-27-2014 10-10-18 AM[Click to Enlarge]

As always, many complexities exist in this map.

Here is the map for South America on the New Moon:

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We note that a Mars line activates Columbia, South America.

And here is the map for Australia and New Zealand:

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Virgo Full Moon just before the Autumnal Equinox (September 2013)

September 4, 2013 at 3:42 pm | Posted in 2013, 2013-Lunations, Astrology, Lunations | Comments Off on Virgo Full Moon just before the Autumnal Equinox (September 2013)
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This is an interesting full moon for those that celebrate the changing of the seasons.  It occurs just a very few days before the equinox.

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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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Nefrit’s Chart

August 17, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Astrology | 18 Comments
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Reader Nefrit has requested analysis of her natal chart.

Based on the data provided, here is the chart produced in Astrolog:

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Nefrit has her Sun in late Scorpio with her Moon in early Pisces; the two are 102 degrees apart,  They are trine by sign but not by degree.  Saturn will trine her Moon in 2013 but not contact her Sun until somewhat later (probably 2014).  She has experienced her first Saturn return and the associated transformation.  Saturn will continue to bring transformation, particularly as it conjuncts Venus and Uranus.  This happened early in her life as well, probably about age 8 to 10 years of age.  Something rather profound likely happened then, such as a divorce of parents, a move to a new city or country, or something else similarly profound.

Particularly interesting is her close relationship between the Sun and Ceres,  Ceres is representative of feast and famine.  Prior to the 20th century, when famine was common, Ceres had a different meaning.  It meant actual famine.  Today, it usually signifies a pattern of preoccupation with weight and weight loss.  Usually it signifies also a pattern of extreme diets followed by a the “rebound” effect of gaining the weight back plus new additional weight.  Nefrit will have to carefully guard against being ensnared by this or a similar pattern.  In a worst case scenario, it could signify an eating disorder such as bulimia.

Mercury, Juno, and Neptune are essentially conjunct near 15 Sagittarius.  Her communications are how she gets things done, but sometimes they are unclear.  Worst case either she or the other party engages in outright deceit.  In her original request, she asked about boyfriends and romance.  Based on this aspect, and her Sun/Moon position, we recommend that she favor partners with water sign Sun/Moon.  However, her current Gemini boyfriend can work.  The issue of communications is important in all relationships, but heightened for her.

Juno, of course, was the jealous wife of ever-philandering Jupiter.  Jupiter cheated on her almost constantly.  Nefrit would benefit from studying the mythology and stories of Juno and how to address those issues.

With a sensitive Pisces Moon, dishonest partners more deeply wound her than others.  The issue with Ceres (and weight / weight loss) compounds the problem.  Uranus and Venus are essentially conjunct, so she may have a predilection for what might be termed “unusual” relationships.  This could range from the May/December variety to GLBT to those that are truly “kinky.”  As I watch Craig Ferguson while I write this, I hear the announcer mentioned “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Sex Toys.”  Is that a coincidence?
We note that the Moon in Pisces and Jupiter in Cancer trine the Venus / Uranus duo; this forms a grand water trine making this combination particularly important in her chart.  The Venus / Uranus duo tend to affect both her Moon (her deep internal self) and her career (Jupiter).  Despite a preference for “creative romances,” we suspect that she has a deep yearning for a family (Jupiter in Cancer).  If that is not feasible, she will tend to work in areas that involve water or fluids (shipping by sea, the oil industry) or working with families (possibly social work).

Of course, we are not saying any of this is necessarily “true” in the form described.  Planetary positions and aspects can be expressed in a large variety of ways.  These are just the most obvious interpretations.

We invite her response and clarifications.

Dean’s Daughter

August 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Posted in Astrology | Comments Off on Dean’s Daughter
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Dean of Plano writes:

This is a bit off the Scorpio post but since your site is called grand trines I have a chart to look at if u have the time. Your info seems to be very accurate so I will love your input on my daughters chart who seems to be very talented. I am an amateur but I seem to see a 2 grand trines & a T-square.
Dec. 10 2002, 1.04PM in Lake Forest IL.
Thank you!

Dean from Plano.

We will use Astrolog 5.40 for this chart.  Here is the chart:

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We see trines between the Piscean Moon and Venus & Mars in Scorpio.  A trine also exists between the Piscean Moon and Pallas in Scorpio.   Trine to the planets in Scorpio is the Part of Fortune in Cancer.  The part of Fortune is a calculated point, and calculated points are not ordinarily part of what is counted as a Grand Trine.  So, this chart does not contain a Grand Trine in the traditional sense.  However, the combination of planets is very lucky.  If her Piscean Moon does not lead her to become the debtor (Pisces is associated with debt), then she has the potential to generate (or marry) significant wealth.

We see no other planets as candidates for a Grand Trine.

Chiron and Mercury are near the Midheaven of the chart and both have been (and will continue to be) visited by Pluto.  Pluto in this area is almost certainly the precipitator of the financial / economic shift that began in 2008 (or earlier).  This is another indicator of a financial or economic indicator and another indicator of potential wealth.  With Chiron here, she may emphasize remedies to the system.  The Wounded Healer is also a teacher, and she might become a professor of economics or business with this configuration.

Sun is conjunct Pluto.  In the ordinary sense, this is about power struggles (as are her Venus and Mars in Scorpio).  Chances are good that she will be considered attractive by many.  But, since Pluto rules “other people’s money,” this is another financial indicator.  Both are trine to Jupiter (rule of Sagittarius), and Jupiter is located in Leo (leadership).

We hesitate to mention any of this given that she is currently only ten years old.  Expectations could be too high too early for her.  But, we will conclude by noting that she has remarkable potential.

The Death of Whitney Houston

February 12, 2012 at 4:11 am | Posted in Astrology, BadDays | Comments Off on The Death of Whitney Houston
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I was never a fan of Whitney Houston.  I did not dislike her; I just was not a fan.

However, I took notice of her.  We somehow seemed to be karmicly linked in an inverted pattern: when her life was getting better mine seemed to get worse and vice versa.  In recent years, she seemed locked in a downward death spiral.  In contrast, my life has been rising and improving on many levels.  2011 was a “banner year” for me; I was not quite surprised when I learned that she died today (technically yesterday, but I have not been to sleep yet).

The entire thing felt very astrological, and I had not posted in a long time.  I will not have a window to post again until March or April.  So, here is my lone post until I can return.

I note the following ideas which are well documented in the media:  (1) she had a significant alcohol / drug problem; (2) she had repeatedly attempted recovery; and (3) we do not (yet) know the cause of death.  I draw the following conclusions: (1) she really wanted to be clean & sober but seemed unable to maintain that condition and (2) we do not (yet) know her cause of death.  What I am really saying is that, although some may infer drugs, she might have been perfectly clean.

This last idea is not so far-fetched.  I have a clear memory of the day that I heard that Waylon Jennings died.  I heard it in the early morning, and I think that he died the night or afternoon before.  We learned that he had been clean & sober for 10 years, but that diabetes had led to his death.  I learned subsequently that this type of death is common among people in recovery: the booze & drugs causes so much damage that diabetes, liver failure, and similar disorders cause a death at an early age.  That is a heartbreak.  And, maybe that is what happened to Whitney.  We’ll find out soon, and I’ll likely edit this post with updates.

Now to the Astrology.

I cast a chart for the moment that I heard of her death.  My consistent methodology is to allow the software determine this.  That is, I operate on the idea that my idea or realization is not fully manifest until I open a chart of the current date and time.

For my initial analysis, I used this chart as a proxy for time of death.  Generally, this chart differs from the death chart mainly (1) by Ascendant and (2) by Lunar position.  (Different parts of the country, also, but that is mainly manifest in construction of the Ascendant.)  So, just to do a quick analysis, I checked for birth charts from several sources.  I settled on http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/Houston,_Whitney  That chart looks like this:

The Aries and Leo planets, including Sun and Moon, tell us who she was.  She was vibrant and sparkling.  But, the Pisces ascendant gave her both the ability to touch people’s hearts AND the alcohol and drug problems.  For her, those were inseparable.  However, the vast majority of us could not see this inner pain and turmoil, even when she documented it in her movie “The Bodyguard.”

I like the list of aspects provided here:  http://www.strangehouse.com/option,com_horoscope/year,2012/month,02/day,11/user_id,whitneyhouston

That list shows several things: (1) for her, the phrase “she is now at peace” is very true; if I heard that she “passed in her sleep” then I would not be surprised and (2) some kind of strong emotional issue either came to a head or had come to a head (Moon OPP Moon; transiting Mars square natal Pluto).

I note that she had experienced her fourth Jupiter return.  Much discussion has been made of people being carried away by Saturn, but Jupiter can do this as well.  Arguably, the life lessons she taught and learned were Jovian in nature: she lived a larger than life personna as dramatized in “The Bodyguard.”  That movie illustrated some of the pitfalls of being a “larger than life” personna.  After her death, and at the time I received the news, transiting Moon opposed natal Jupiter.

For a more in depth analysis, see this analysis by Jude:  http://judecowell.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/whitney-houstons-sad-passing-w-an-astro-note-about-fights-while-married/

A bi-wheel might be helpful.  The inner wheel is the birth chart, and the outer is when I received the announcement:

We see from the Bi-Wheel that she also had a 12th house stellium of transiting planets.  (These planets were in natal 12th house, the house of self-undoing.)

I know that a fair number of you want the actual death chart.  She was pronounced at 3:55 PM PST, but reports say Paramedics found her unresponsive and performed CPR for 20 minutes.  Actual time of death could have been earlier.  Oddly, an argument could be made for a slightly later time of death (the culmination of opposition of transiting Moon to natal Moon).  I note that the same four transiting planets that formed a stellium in her natal chart are in the 8th house (Death House) in this chart.

And, I have this to say: Jupiter is saying that she had completed her mission here.  But Chiron disagrees.  Chiron says that if she had stayed with us long enough for Chiron to return, she might have finally found that special healing she was looking for.  And, in doing so, she had additional lessons to offer all of us, even a self-described non-fan like me. (Click to enlarge)

5 point stellium on Monday March 15th (and Tuesday March 16th)

March 13, 2010 at 2:08 am | Posted in Astrology, Lunations, Predictions | Comments Off on 5 point stellium on Monday March 15th (and Tuesday March 16th)
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As you may realize from the title of this blog, the focus of this blog is planetary patterns. Monday March 15, 2010 and Tuesday March 16, 2010 will witness a five point stellium. These happen from time to time, but not everyday. This one emphasizes things Piscean.

As you can see from this chart (a SolarFire 7 chart), the Moon is very old and moving toward a New Moon.  In case what I am saying is not obvious, follow the large red lines across the middle of the chart to the group of eight (8) planets on the left hand side.  This group of eight planets can fit about five of them together in a sign or house.  Thus the “5 point stellium.”

Opinions vary about New Moons, but the traditional interpretation is unfavorable.  New Moons do govern beginnings, but they also govern endings.  Shortly after the New Moon, the Moon connects to Mercury (transportation and communication) then Uranus (accidents).

Pisces governs songs and poetry but also mis-steps, deceit, and crime of the “con-artist” variety.  Pisces also governs revelations, particularly the “slip of the tongue” accidental kind.  (Note Uranus = accidents, mentioned above.)

Since this particular one (several stellia occur in the March 15th / 16th period) occurs in rush hour for most U.S. time zones, the likelihood of auto accidents increases.  The same may be true in parts of Europe experiencing the evening rush hour.  For poets and songwriters, this can be a great time.  The rest of us need to be extra careful.

A few people will find this to be a good time to launch a diet or break an old bad habit.

Most affected: people born August 17th to September 19th.  People born February 13th to March 17th.  For these two groups especially, this will probably be either a very bad day or a very good one.  Generally: avoid major purchases if possible.  Avoid long term commitments that involve work, especially arduous work.  (You’ll be “able” to do it, but you may not like it much.)  Again, best uses: reading or writing poetry, lyrics or music.  In fact, any kind of work involving the “Nine Muses.”

Further reading:

(1) Maya Del Mar’s Pisces New Moon Meditation

(2) Linkn’ Joe’s Analysis of this New Moon

(3) Aquarian Rants on Pisces New Moon 2010

Thursday Jan 29, 2008 Piscean Moon Down Time

January 29, 2009 at 10:06 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | 1 Comment
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This is a day spent best in down time. The Piscean Moon tells us that as we near the Mercury Direct Station (which marks the end of the Retrograde, but not of the weirdness).

The Mercury Retrograde weirdness ends a little after the Direct Station. In our case, that means next week, probably “about” February 8th.

Today, try not to take on any major projects if you can avoid it. Your weaknesses will be exposed, and you will have to regroup to do it better. Better to discover these weaknesses privately, yourself, rather than to be “surprised” (and embarrassed).

This weekend is a big one, so stay tuned.

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