Forecast for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 4, 2016 at 10:51 pm | Posted in 2016, Astrology, Predictions | 3 Comments
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Tuesday is EXTREMELY busy, and any one of three situations COULD dominate the day.  Do not be surprised if problems and issues come in “threes” today.

Most people (astrologers) consider any one of these to be “bad,” or “difficult,” or “a ‘growth experience.’”  (Take your pick, depending on your worldview.  But, all are different descriptions of the same underlying events.)  Mercury / Mars “just happened” in late December, and, effectively, we have never left it.  M/M is one of the more dangerous aspects, and coupled with the “overdue issues that need to be revisited” aspect of Mercury Retrograde it may be extra dangerous today.  Be careful today, and consider staying home.

That said, SOME people CAN harness all this juice.  Just know that you will need to be looking at old projects that may be coming ripe for a resurrection, and that you will need to “cross every ‘t’ and dot every ‘i.’”  If someone gets too aggressive or pushy about a “deal,” then back out of it and put it (and them) on ice for review on another day.  A New Moon is only a few days away anyway, and if you are a regular reader of this blog then you know that we recommend the period before a NM for clearing away clutter and cleaning to prepare for some kind of launch AFTER the NM.  And you might have to wait much later, maybe until some time AFTER the Direct Station on January 25th.

[edit]  Actually, an important fourth consideration is in play also: Venus Squares Neptune.  It is the aspect of the passionate but short-lived romance.  It is the stuff of great movies about love lost and heartbreak and the question of “whether or not it is better to have loved at all.”  It also is the aspect of ripoffs and scammers and “things that sound too good to be true.”  If you encounter that today, then know that it is too good to be true.  That is almost a certainty on this date.  And, if you combine it with the other aspects (such as Mercury Square Mars), things could turn very “ugly” (meaning violent or even deadly).  This aspect, normally “mostly harmless,” makes this particular day extraordinarily deadly for some people.

Since some people may have trouble visualizing the kind of dangerous situation we are describing, we offer this video of a classic song as a metaphor to clarify the uncertain:

 

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September 17, 2015

August 23, 2015 at 4:36 pm | Posted in 2015, Higher Order Aspects, Patterns, Predictions | 14 Comments
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Six important events happen on or near this day:

These events are bracketed by two eclipses, the first occurring on September 13th and the second on September 27th.  We will have more to say about this as the day nears.  You may also want to read analysis at these pages:

Regarding Mercury Retrograde, the following dates are important:

  • Mercury stations retrograde at 15°55′ Libra on September 17, 2015
  • Mercury unites with Sun at 7°07′  Libra on September 30, 2015
  • Mercury stations direct at 0°54′ Libra on October 9, 2015
  • Mercury leaves its retrograde shadow zone on October 26, 2015

Mercury Retrograde 2013 (February through March)

February 15, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, BadDays, Retrogrades | 6 Comments
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Apparently the Solar Fire Electional search feature (in versions 7 & 8) does not have the ability to identify the beginning and end of retrograde periods.  So, we are using the following sources to identify Mercury retrograde periods for 2013:

(1) http://www.light-weaver.com/calendar/mercury_retro.html

(2) http://www.findyourfate.com/astrology/year2013/2013-mercury-retrograde.html

(3) http://www.blogher.com/frame.php?url=http://juliemcallister.com/astrology/mercury-in-retrograde-2013/

We note that source #1 shows Mercury Retrograde as starting at 4:41 am EST on February 23rd and source #3 as the exact moment as 3:41 am EST.  (Of course, we adjust to Central Time since we cast the charts for Plano.)  Since the Daily Planetary Guide says 4:41 EST, we will use that as the tie-breaker.

Update: Tech support has given me a workaround for finding Mercury Retrograde periods using Electional Search:

Electional Search
Choose Coordinates

Transiting point =Mercury
Coordinate type = Long.Speed
Comparison type= <

Comparison value = 0

But, for this post, we will stick with the original analysis.

Here is the chart for the beginning of the retrograde cycle:

Mercury Retrograde Station Feb 23rd 2-15-2013 5-13-40 PM[Click Image to Enlarge]

And the Retrograde period ends on March 17th (St. Patricks Day)

Here is the U.S. Map for this chart.  We note a powerful activation that crosses Houston and central Mexico.  It is a combination of Pluto and an asteroid known for bringing about Justice.  We suspect that this will be a particularly bad time for organized crime entities that are connected to this geography.  Surprises are coming for them.

US Map Mercury Retrograde 2-16-2013 3-15-21 AM

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We see that both the Netherlands and the UK are particularly active, also:

Mercury Retrograde Europe and UK 2-16-2013 3-24-57 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Australia and New Zealand are highly activated:

Mercury Retrograde Aus-NZ 2-16-2013 3-28-34 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

India is comparatively quiet, except Raipur (and to some degree Delhi):

Merc Retro India 2-16-2013 3-31-51 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

Here is a larger map of Asia at this time:

Mercury Retrograde Asia 2-16-2013 3-42-27 AM[Click Image to Enlarge]

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A New Shift in Values Thursday and Friday April 16 & 17, 2009

April 14, 2009 at 8:22 pm | Posted in Astrology, BadDays, Lunations, Predictions, SignChange | 2 Comments
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Wednesday April 15th Moon enters Capricorn (tests, trials, and tribulations) after a few days sojurn in Sadge.  The Sun sextile Chiron on Tuesday brought the necessity to at least consider issues of teaching and/or healing.  Wednesday’s Mars conjunct Uranus will bring disruptions, especially to computers.  My guess is that we will hear more about the “Conflicker Worm.”

The Sun also aspects Neptune (dreams, delusions, and confusion) on this day.  Neptune can favor psychic activities, but the rest of us may just be confused or misled.  A few may have truly profound insights on this day.

Moon conjunct Pluto at this time adds more stress, particularly with regard to control dramas.  Mars, Uranus, Neptune, and the Sun tell the Moon and Pluto that control will not be had this day.  Neptune may offer the illusion of “control,” but Neptune is famous for impermanance.

With that cheerful prediction, I might add that we receive some rest with the Grand Trine of Thursday April 16th.  If your birthday is on that date this year, this may be a particularly fortuitous year for you.  Earth and water signs will particularly benefit this day.  Fire and air may still feel more of the aftershocks of Wednesday, but they will get SOME relief as well.

Friday brings back the pressure and intensity, particularly with the Capricorn void that begins the Fourth Lunar Quarter.  Buyers are favored, but probably not during the void.  My experience with voids is that you often get what you ASK for, but not what you WANT.  I have in mind an audio device bought many years ago to play voice.  It did that; but any attempt to play music uncovered the fact that the device was useless for that purpose.  Avoid purchases before about 1:30pm CDT (Dallas time).

Much of the rest of Friday is pressure back on.  Venus makes a Direct Station, and this signals a shift either in money, physical health, or romance.  Finances will shift, though the direction is difficult to determine.  The same is true for health, except more will have a favorable shift than not.  Romance generally will be ending of a short-lived relationship, or possibly the beginning of a longer-term one.

Mercury trines Saturn Friday evening (in Dallas), indicating that this is a very good day for detail work.  If you did NOT get your taxes in on the 15th, then you definitely want to get them out on Friday.

The Moon’s square to the Sun on Friday marks the beginning of a double void.  For the Moon, that period ends Friday afternoon.  But, the Sun continues to be void until Sunday evening when the Sun enters Taurus.  The first three degrees of any sign has been called “too early to tell” by some Horary Astrologers.  Generally, this tends to be a “wait and see” period.  Routinely “launches” should be fine, depending on the project.  But, avoid anything “too experimental” until a bit later.

No promises on when I will be able to write more predictions.

Astrology for New Year 2009, Part 1

December 29, 2008 at 1:40 pm | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | 4 Comments
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The New Year asks us a few things and tells us some.

It asks us:

  1. Do you realize that what you say is what you will grow?  The stories you tell your friends this year will benefit, or haunt, you for years to come.
  2. Do you know what you need to know to improve your health?
  3. Are you in touch with your dreams?
  4. Do you know (a) who can help you make your dreams happen? and (b) who would hold you back and cheat you from achieving your goals?
  5. Do you know who is wasting your time and energy?
  6. Do you know how to best use your time and abilities to give back to the community?

Also, 2009 tells us:

  1. Whether it is Obama or someone else, we need to handle the large banks the way the phone company was handled in the 1980s: they need to be broken into smaller regional banks and made accountable to the people.
  2. Large corporations will engage in massive deception to keep us from seeing the truth: the real power is in the people, small business, and (at the biggest) regional organizations.
  3. The health care system, ESPECIALLY mental health, is overdue for an overhaul.  We continue to ignore the problems at our peril.
  4. Crime will be rampant, especially fraud and crimes based on deceit.
  5. More than any other year in recent times, this will be a year to get in touch with our educational needs, health needs, legal issues, dreams, intuitive abilities, and abilities to heal by teaching others.

Many of the forecasts on this blog focus on identifying potholes in the road ahead. Good news is available; read it here.

Interactions between Mercury, Jupiter, Chiron and Neptune will be important in 2009, and they will bring us a chance to heal from the difficulties of 2008. But, we will have to guard against false hopes and deception. Even so, we may be given a glimpse of what we are truly capable of being.

Assuming you just read that analysis, let me expand upon it further. The bad news is that Jupiter will no longer soften the effect of Pluto in Capricorn. The good news is that Jupiter will not amplify the effect of Pluto in Capricorn. Instead, Jupiter moving into Aquarius means that Jupiter will interact with Neptune and Chiron to bring a major shift in how we “do business.” Speaking of “Business,” that field is ruled by both Jupiter and Saturn. If Saturn is the source of power for those who benefit from “bear markets,” then Jupiter is the source for those who favor “bull markets.”

Jupiter is saying what is coming to fore in the political world: growth will no longer come from larger corporations who continue to merge into larger corporations. The monoculture of giant, megalithic corporations will only continue to concentrate wealth for a few, leaving the rest of us to suffer. Jupiter is saying that our collective strength will come from recognizing the power of “the people.”

In the past, Democrats were known as “Trust Busters.” Will it happen now? Instead of bailing out the huge banks who have made bad decisions, will we break them up into smaller entities? Will we awaken to the idea that we need to restore power to regional and community banks? Or will we continue to “bail out” banks so they can have junkets on corporate jets and charge the citizenry 30% interest on credit cards?

To be sure, as mentioned in the other article, Mercury will have important interactions with Jupiter. That will be true for other planets, notably Venus, but that’s a topic for another article.

Jupiter transits into Aquarius on January 5th, during the shadow of the Mercury Retrograde. Mercury is Stationary Retrograde January 11th, which makes accomplishment difficult. Many businesses and institutions do not reopen until January 5th, after the holiday. Broadly speaking, they’ll be “in for a surprise,” as we sometimes say here in Dallas.

More on 2009 in Part 2.

Uranus Retrograde Station, June 2008

June 22, 2008 at 2:14 am | Posted in Predictions | Comments Off on Uranus Retrograde Station, June 2008
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After the series of bursts of excitement, no doubt many of you wonder what adventures next week holds in store.  We’ll cover the details in depth in another post, but the most significant event will be the Uranus Retrograde Station on Thursday, June 26th.

Anticipating what a Uranus Station really means is a bit of a challenge.  Since Uranus rules surprises, this station is all about overdue surprises.  In a way, the surprise isn’t a surprise at all because it is overdue.  Once it hits, you then realize that it was inevitable.

Even trickier, it might not quite hit the DAY of the station.  It is all about surprise, isn’t it?

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