Full Moon of March 5, 2015

February 25, 2015 at 2:23 am | Posted in 2015-Lunations, Astrology, Events, Lunations | 10 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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Europe-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Kazak-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-India-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-MidEast-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Japan-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Philippines-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Taiwan-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Aus-NZ-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Venezuela-Map-2015-03-05

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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:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Nigeria-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is a detailed map for Kenya:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-Kenya-Map-2015-03-05

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Here is a detailed map for South Africa:

FullMoonMarch2015FM-SAfrica-Map-2015-03-05

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

Astrology of 2015-01-09 Taking Sides and Making Decisions

January 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | 4 Comments
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We normally think of a Virgo moon as being relatively benevolent.  But, this day is filled with the Quincunx (aka Inconjunct), and misunderstandings abound.  January of 2015 is rich in patterns, and in this post we are singling out two for analysis.

First, we note that the day is characterized by a Hele (this chart is set at a time chosen by Solar Fire 8 for the beginning on the Hele, but the Hele itself covers roughly a 24 hour period, so the ascendant is not particularly meaningful here):

2015-01-09 Hele

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As we have discussed before, the Hele appears to be a polarizing pattern, encouraging people to choose one of two sides.  (e.g. “police” v. “minorities”)  In the case of this Hele, one side is relatively mainstream or traditional or “the way things have always been.”  This is the Sun/Moon trine (with Vesta in the mix).  The other side is a combination of trust v. distrust (Juno) and surprises (Uranus) with, paradoxically, a tendency to keep things the way they always have been (South Node).  That is, the alternate leg involves issues of trust v. mistrust along with surprises (and possibly innovations).

While the Moon / Juno (internal self and trust issues) side of this Hele is in harmony, the Sun (outer self and authority figures) / Uranus (surprises, explosions, revolutions, insights) is not in harmony.

A hele, by itself, does not necessarily spark action.  But this day also contains a focused yod.  We note that, in addition to requiring a decision and likely action, the focused yod also likely contains possible answers to the questions posed by the Hele:

2015-01-09 Focused Yod

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This focused yod contains Chiron / Juno as one leg and Chiron / North Node as the other.  The choice is between continuing to be caught in issues of trust and distrust, probably mired in them, or doing the hard work necessary to move forward.  With Juno in Leo, we can tell that a great deal of ego is involved and “letting go” just is not going to come very easily.  And the North Node is in Libra and focuses on relationship issues and what some call “give and take.”  The moon provides a possible anwser as it has earlier opposed Chiron and offered answers in the form of work and play (Virgo = work, Pisces = Play) combined with a need to become highly organized in order to move forward necessary healing.

We will close this post by saying that today signifies the work to be done but does not show that the problems are solved.  Today’s messages will be ones of what needs to be done, and what can be done, instead of any final resolution.

Pay attention to what signs and ideas come your way.

One last thing: I check the search engine terms for this site.  One of you ran a search for “astraea paris october eclipse.”  I went back and checked my post on that eclipse, the most recent solar eclipse, and indeed an astraea line is dead center on Paris at the time of that eclipse.  (Thanks to whoever ran the search.)

Again: Pay attention to what signs and ideas come your way.

Astrological Chart for Halloween 2014

October 30, 2014 at 11:52 pm | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Holidays, Predictions | Leave a comment
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Determining when to cast an Astro chart for a holiday can be a bit tricky.  So, here is my approach for 2014:

1. U.S. only this year.  The process is complex, and it needs to be simplified.  Maybe next year we will do international.

2.  Halloween (“Hallowed Evening”) is about darkness.  (Actually, Halloween seems a big Jungian holiday in the sense that we are facing our own internal darkness or at least our “shadow.”)  So, we look to see when the ENTIRE U.S. has been covered in darkness.  (i.e. Sunset on the U.S.)

3.  Roughly, the answer to #2 is “When does the Sun set in San Francisco?”  (We opt for a major population center over some more “precise” point.)

4.  Speaking of “precision,” this is an inherently IMPRECISE process, so wiggle room definitely applies.

5.  Having cast the San Francisco chart, we look to see what is happening in other parts of the U.S. (and North America).

Step 1: United States Solar Map (based on San Francisco sunset, and we are actually using an approximate mid-point of Sun/Venus since they are close):

Halloween 2014 US Map

 

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So, at this point (about 6:13 PDT), we note that the Sun Descendant line is in the Pacific Ocean just off of the coast of San Francisco.  The remainder of the U.S. is either dark or watching the Sun set.  Next is the same map, but with the hotspots marked by red circles.

Halloween 2014 US Map Hotspots

 

We think that the Vesta Descendant line that picks up Omaha, Little Rock, Jackson MS, and New Orleans is particularly interesting.  After all, wouldn’t the Keeper of the Hearth seem important on a holiday that celebrates bonfires (“bone fires“).

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Steps 2 & 3: Chart for San Francisco:

Halloween 2014 San Francisco Sunset

 

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We note that Sun / Venus are on the descendant.  Moon has just crossed MC (Midheaven).  This chart appears unremarkable, but if something “interesting” happened it was probably a little earlier, maybe up to an hour earlier.  (At the point that puts Moon/Jupiter angular as they oppose each other.)

We pick San Francisco as the best place to party for Halloween 2014.  (No doubt New Orleans will be also interesting, but for different reasons.)

Steps 4 & 5: What else is interesting?

One place that leaps OUT of the map is a point just south of New Mexico in northern Mexico.  Since it involves Saturn / Chiron / Juno, I am guessing that it could be a bit disturbing.  (i.e. Likely to be some kind of criminal operations, maybe large scale criminal operations!)  Here is the chart for that area south of New Mexico (and West Texas):

Halloween 2014 relo to border at 31n10 107W07

 

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(Ignore the “San Francisco” part and pay attention to the “relocated” part.)  So, Border Patrol and ICE guys, are you listening?  Note that Juno involves betrayal and double-crosses, so be EXTRA careful if you are in this region!

A number of other points are lit up, including Cheyenne WY, Omaha NE, and New Orleans.  But particularly lit up is Washington DC!  This is an important Halloween for DC!  Here is the Washington DC Metro area chart:

Halloween 2014 Washington DC

 

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(Again, ignore the “San Francisco” part and pay attention to the “relocated” part.)  Note that Mars / Chiron / Jupiter are all actively in play with DC.  Exactly what this means is not clear, but you can bet it probably involves at least as many tricks as it does treats!

We also note that the Pluto Descendant line passes through Maine, probably closest to Collinsport but probably not too far from Castle Rock or Miskatonic County in MA.

Halloween 2014 US Map (Collinsport)

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Kite of October 5th through October 12th

October 8, 2014 at 11:02 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | 9 Comments
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We have a kite in play from October 5th through the 12th.  This is an unusually long window, maintained by the fact that, as the Sun moves out of its place in the kite, Venus will move in to continue it.

Kites can be extremely “lucky” periods and Uranus (aka “Prometheus”) features prominently in this one.  Capture your best ideas, no matter how crazy they may sound, during this time period.  Some amazing gifts may come to you, and when you look back you may realize that those ideas were not so “crazy” after all.

Here is one variant of the chart (a number exist because the window is so large):

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If you can recall what you were doing between 3:57 CDT and 4:51 CDT (that is Plano time, please adjust for your Time Zone, of course), and what ideas came to you at that time, you would find the notes that you generate to have great potential to improve your life.  Also important is October 9th which has a quintile kite.

Here is another analysis of this kite that I like.

A number of interesting aspects are happening this October, including a Rosetta, a Mystic Rectangle, and several (gulp!) Thor’s Hammer (God’s Fist) patterns.  (We saw a similar set of patterns in the Tokyo Earthquake of March 11, 2011.)  These are not particularly common aspects (often having a period of years between occurrences), and we expect October 2014 to be an “interesting” month.

Stay tuned for more.

Kite of January 5, 2014

January 3, 2014 at 1:03 am | Posted in 2014, Astrology, Patterns | Leave a comment
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A window of opportunity will open for some on January 5th.  In particular, a Kite will occur:

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A kite is a kind of a super-charged Grand Trine, and this one taps the Grand Water Trine of 2013 which continues to persist into 2014 (although it will begin breaking up).  This particular kite is stronger than many (which have the Moon somewhere in them which makes them comparatively unstable).  With the Sun in opposition to Jupiter, some will overspend, overeat, and overdo.  This will be to their detriment.  But others will greatly benefit during this period, particularly the prudent people who can focus themselves appropriately.  (With the Sun in Capricorn, the key to harvesting the beneficial energy of this event is self-discipline.)

Here is the U.S. Map.  Based on this map, I would not be surprised to see this energy manifest as a winter storm (with those who have properly prepared benefiting from their preparations).  Since Hercules is here (as I write this), I have to wonder if this means another storm will be coming behind Hercules?  (If so, it looks like the Rocky Mountains may be hit very hard.)

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Private Inauguration Chart (2013)

January 19, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Posted in 2013, Astrology, Events, FamousPeople | Leave a comment
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Some of you may have read that President Obama will have two inaugurations: a public one and a private one.  We assume that the private one is the “real” one (per the U.S. Constitution, as amended), and news reports indicate that it will occur “shortly before noon.”  We have cast a chart, “near” noon and rectified it to put Saturn in the 7th house (it was near the cusp anyway).  Here is the chart:

Private Inauguartion 1-19-2013 12-32-31 PM

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Here is the inauguration chart shown as a biwheel, with transiting planets surrounding Obama’s natal chart (source):

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Four aspects stand out: (1) Mercury (T) Opposite Mercury (N); (2) Sun (T) Conjunct Jupiter (N); (3) Mars (T) Square Ceres (N); and (4) Neptune (T) Trine Venus (N).  We also note that Pluto (Capricorn, T) is Sesquiquadrate Uranus (Leo, N) and Vesta (Taurus, N), forming a Thor’s Hammer.

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Rista’s Chart

January 7, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Posted in Astrology, NatalChartAnalysis | Leave a comment
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Reader Rista has requested a chart analysis:

hi,  I know that I am currently going through a saturn return and I’m just wondering what I can expect from saturn’s transit into scorpio?  I have been involved in the arts more recently as well as education what do you see in those fields?

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[We note that we are doing this analysis during Moon v/c with Mars Square Saturn, so we expect some changes and updates as a possibility.]

Rista has Sun in late Taurus at 29 degrees.  (Similar to, and square, the late Moon in Aquarius of Kalina.)  In Rista’s case, a pursuit of education, career, or both in art is not only advised but is “fated.”  (She will be VERY dissatisfied, long term, if she does not pursue this.)  That is the message of the last three degrees, the last one the most “fated” of all.  However, Rista does need to know that this work in art is preparing her for something else: “things Gemini.”  While she might find great satisfaction in working in sculpture, she needs to recognize that the day will come when she will wish to communicate her ideas in other ways, spoken or written communication.

Both the Sun and Chiron are late in Taurus, and each of them form a yod with Pluto / South Node.  This strengthens the importance of her interest in art and introduces a decision: should she take “the easy way out” (South Node) or “take the plunge into the abyss” (Pluto).  Yods emphasize decisions where, later, we look back and ask “what if”?  (We are never quite satisfied with our decision, later, when we face a yod choice.)  I suspect that she will be better off “taking the plunge,” but in no case will it be “easy.”

If we use asteroids, we can also argue that Rista has a grand trine in earth by sign (Moon & Astraea in Virgo, Pallas in Capricorn, and Sun, Chiron, & Mercury in Taurus).  These also confirm art (and particularly sculpture or other three dimensional art in preference to painting or drawing).  If she has not yet explored sculpture, then she needs to do so.  (And, if she has and discarded the idea, then she needs to revisit.)  We do include jewelry making and all forms of metal and woodworking in the category of “sculpture.”

She can certainly teach, and Mars in Gemini will keep that interesting.  When she has a little more experience, she might use her experiences in teaching and art to write a book.  Indeed, she should keep extensive notes specifically for this purpose.

LiL’s Jupiter Return Causes Problems

August 4, 2012 at 12:13 am | Posted in Astrology | 4 Comments
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Reader “Lost in Life” (hereafter “LiL”) writes the following:

I am in a real mess rightnow. I have lost the relationship of my life, he just broke up a week ago

(and more, but it has been omitted because some is a bit personal).

First of all, let me say that our posts and discussions on this blog (or any other blog) are no substitute for appropriate professional advice of any kind.  They are not substitutes for legal, medical, psychological, financial or anything other remotely similar kind of advice.  In fact, if you want detailed personal astrological advice, then you should consult a local astrologer personally.  Furthermore, the focus on this blog is the analysis of patterns and mostly fairly abstract speculation about world events.

But, lately, I have made an exception and have been performing a few analyses for fun.  Soon, the other part(s) of my life will become busy, and I simply will not be able to answer many, likely most, of your posts.  And, when I do, the answers may come anywhere from two weeks to two months later.  If you can handle that, then feel free to ask.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s proceed with this analysis.

LiL has some profound life challenges.  In the language of some, she has “lost everything.”  That is rarely true, and we suspect that she does have some resources available.  But, this is a difficult period for her.  In addition to a breakup with her sweetheart, she has had to return to India from London.  As she writes, we come to believe that London is truly home for her despite her heritage.  We have a saying that describes a similar situation here in Texas: “I wasn’t born a Texan, but I got here as soon as I could.”  Personally, I feel that way about Dallas (obviously including Plano).

Without any further details, here is LiL’s chart:

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As in some other cases, we used Allen Edwall’s program Astro123 to produce that chart.

LiL correctly observes that she has quite a bit of 12th house activity.  To be sure, this is never easy.  At UAC98, someone once asked an astrologer named Lee Lehman “What should we do about the 12th house?”  Without missing a beat, she quipped, “get rid of it.”

LiL has her Sun, Mercury, and Uranus in the 12th.  The North Node (Fate) is there also.  If you read this blog, then you know that Uranus (aka Prometheus) is about “surprises.”  It is also about enlightenment.  LiL struggles with the question of whether or not she has a stroke of genius or a stroke of insanity on a regular basis.  What is difficult to tell is whether it causes her more pain or those close to her.  We suspect that she feels the most pain.

She has a hidden gift here: Mercury is essentially conjunct Uranus.  LiL can tap ideas that are genius, or near genius at times.  The planets are in the 12th, and (in addition to representing delusions, deception, and alcohol & drug abuse) that can represent psychic ability.  This combination is a bit like a wild horse.  In an untamed form, it can (and often does) destroy the possessor.  With proper cultivation and training, it can be one of the greatest gifts imaginable.  And, Mercury/Uranus is associated with writers.

Sun near ascendant is squared by Saturn at Midheaven.  This is a similar situation.  Sun/Saturn in angular positions brings lifelong tribulations but can produce individuals made of iron.  Saturn at midheaven is associated with academics in general and brilliant writers in particular.  This is a second confirmation of the ability to write brilliantly.

Furthermore LiL has three (3) “fated” planets (last three degrees of a sign): Moon in Pisces, Chiron in Aries, and Jupiter in Taurus.  Note that the three are in sequence.  Once one is aspected, then so are the other two.  LiL’s recent life events correspond to (1) a series of oppositions against the planets in her Scorpio stellium (which also includes Mars) followed by (2) aspects to Moon, Jupiter, and Chiron (in that sequence, and almost simultaneously).  This last sequence is the part that went “boom” in her life.  Jupiter is usually benevolent, but not in LiL’s case.

Something like this happens every twelve years because Jupiter has a twelve year orbit, and a milder version happens at six year intervals.  Further subdividing the twelve year orbit, sometimes three year points can be significant depending on what else is happening.  Here is a transit list for points both in the past and future:

01/13/1997 16:26 Jupiter 91 Chiron
01/17/1997 22:29 Jupiter 90 Chiron
01/22/1997 04:28 Jupiter 89 Chiron
01/23/1998 13:17 Jupiter 91 Jupiter
01/27/1998 20:54 Jupiter 90 Jupiter
02/01/1998 03:22 Jupiter 89 Jupiter
02/05/1999 17:46 Jupiter 0 Moon
06/22/1999 23:29 Jupiter 0 Chiron
10/30/1999 11:58 Jupiter 0 Chiron
02/09/2000 04:48 Jupiter 0 Chiron
06/21/2000 22:23 Jupiter 0 Jupiter
07/01/2001 14:29 Jupiter 89 Moon
07/06/2001 00:21 Jupiter 90 Moon
07/10/2001 11:06 Jupiter 91 Moon
07/24/2002 07:10 Jupiter 89 Chiron
07/28/2002 18:53 Jupiter 90 Chiron
08/02/2002 06:58 Jupiter 91 Chiron
08/14/2003 14:34 Jupiter 89 Jupiter
08/19/2003 04:46 Jupiter 90 Jupiter
08/23/2003 18:47 Jupiter 91 Jupiter
09/17/2004 21:19 Jupiter 180 Moon
10/22/2005 02:25 Jupiter 180 Chiron
11/16/2006 03:54 Jupiter 180 Jupiter
12/07/2007 13:58 Jupiter 91 Moon
12/11/2007 23:45 Jupiter 90 Moon
12/16/2007 08:58 Jupiter 89 Moon
12/28/2008 12:39 Jupiter 91 Chiron
01/01/2009 21:20 Jupiter 90 Chiron
01/06/2009 05:01 Jupiter 89 Chiron
01/05/2010 03:32 Jupiter 91 Jupiter
01/09/2010 21:33 Jupiter 90 Jupiter
01/14/2010 12:36 Jupiter 89 Jupiter
05/26/2010 12:48 Jupiter 0 Moon
09/21/2010 22:09 Jupiter 0 Moon
01/13/2011 12:26 Jupiter 0 Moon
05/31/2011 08:49 Jupiter 0 Chiron
06/03/2012 23:20 Jupiter 0 Jupiter
06/14/2013 21:21 Jupiter 89 Moon
06/19/2013 05:55 Jupiter 90 Moon
06/23/2013 14:33 Jupiter 91 Moon
07/07/2014 22:54 Jupiter 89 Chiron
07/12/2014 11:45 Jupiter 90 Chiron
07/17/2014 00:08 Jupiter 91 Chiron
07/29/2015 08:29 Jupiter 89 Jupiter
08/03/2015 02:21 Jupiter 90 Jupiter
08/07/2015 19:03 Jupiter 91 Jupiter
09/02/2016 01:16 Jupiter 180 Moon
10/06/2017 11:08 Jupiter 180 Chiron
10/31/2018 07:10 Jupiter 180 Jupiter

As with our other readers, we recommend that LiL make a list of events that happened on, or near, these dates.  Since these are Jupiter transits, the events may have happened “near” the dates (due to an activating event such as a New Moon, Full Moon, Mercury station, or something similar).  Contact us regarding the results, and we can proceed from there.

Sun Conjunct Jupiter, May 2012

May 9, 2012 at 1:02 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | Leave a comment
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Except in certain cases of Jupiter retrograde, the Sun conjuncts Jupiter once a year.  Jupiter has a 12 year orbit, and so it moves to a new sign each year.  This year Jupiter is in Taurus, and the Sun will conjunct Jupiter in a few days.  Although this is a fairly routine annual event, it is worth noting because it brings wonderful opportunities to many people.  And, I heard Lee Lehman at UAC ’98 say, in reference to Jupiter, “spectacular losses.”

That is true.  With the recent (and ongoing) sharp semi-square of Uranus to Jupiter (more properly Jupiter to Uranus since Jupiter is faster), some people will be spurred to make bad decisions.  You will have to evaluate your own circumstances to determine whether or not you should take that “big risk” that presents itself.

That said, I will provide a few estimates as to how I think the Sun-Jupiter conjunction, in process for the next few days (though about May 12th or 13th) will play, in general, for most signs.  (Remember, this is general and does not take into account your Moon sign or the rest of your chart.)

Aries:  Life has been full of surprises and will be for the next few years with Uranus in your sign.  (Uranus stays in a sign for about 7 years.)  The Sun-Jupiter conjunction will amplify the surprises.  This could be in “size” or frequency or both.  Your life could take on a bit of a whimsical and unpredictable quality; this could be a turning point.  Most of you will handle this well.  As is true with the other signs, most of you will have to make a stand on some issue during this window.  See if you can get a Taurus to do the work.

Taurus:  We are in a recession, but you have an opportunity for a big win.  However, Taurus can be slow to act, and many will let it pass by.  Hindsight is 20/20.  So, the fact is that most of you better jump on the opportunity while the window is open.  It will shut, and this one probably will not visit you again.  Be careful about others trying to take your advantage from you, especially Scorpio.  An Aries may want credit for the idea.

Gemini:  You are smart and fast, but you have a possibility for a mis-step here.  Pisces can irritate you, but stick with the positive side of Piscean energy here: poetry, music, photography, and selflessly (anonymously even better) helping others.  Watch out for the quick fix.  For you, “too good to be true” is probably good advice.  But, do take pictures.  P.S.  An allegiance with a Pisces might help you wrest the advantage from another team.  But, if a Scorpio catches you doing that….

Cancer:  Taurus exalts you, and this may be one of the best windows of your entire lifetime.  Friends can do amazing things for you in this window.  Some of you may invent brilliant things.  Consider hiring a patent attorney if you do.  Frankly, if you are smart you can let others scurry about while you reap the advantage.  Allegiance with a Scorpio could be smart.

Leo:  Taurus squares you.  The Uranus in Aries might save you, and it will certainly change you.  Frankly, this is a dangerous aspect for you.  Know everything about the price, total cost of ownership, before you buy it.  Whatever you choose, you must be decisive.  And, chances are good that there will be no turning back.  As usual, consider allegiance with Aries and/or Sadge.

Virgo:  Taurus trines you.  But, the unpredictable Uranus in Aries tends to irritate you.  Some of you will see major changes or shifts in your family.  This might bring big money to you.  In general, you will probably benefit.  You have some of the same problems as Libra.  You will tend to be dissatisfied despite the benefit you (might) accrue.  Maybe you need to drop some of the perfectionism for once.

Libra: Uranus in Aries opposes you and that forces you to be more of who you are.  That’s interesting since you are about balancing forces and delaying decisions until you have more information.  This one will MAKE you decide.  Failure to decide is a decision, and it might not be the one you want.  Be proactive.  Taurus inconjuncts you, and (similar to Virgo) you may be dissatisfied with the results no matter which option you pick.  But, do pick.

Scorpio:  Taurus opposes you.  You win big or lose big.  Most of you are smart planners and not so impulsive.  You are natural investigators, and you can use that much to your advantage in this situation.  Having a Cancerian ally could be very good for you.  If possible, do not have Virgo or Libra in your decision making; they cannot see the opportunity that you can.  Do realize that you do have a chance to be happy here if you are willing to work for it.  (That doesn’t tend to come easily to you.)  Follow the Boy Scout motto: “Be Prepared.”

Sadge:  Your problems are similar to Libra, except Uranus favors you.  Even if you stumble, even if you are a bit dissatisfied with the result, the “surprise” here is ultimately going to benefit you.  Try to take a long term perspective on this.  Avoid the temptation to buy a motorhome at this time.

Capricorn:  Read Cancer.  The surprise really irritates you, maybe more than anyone else.  But you’ll love the results.  You are not getting them the way you want, but you are getting them.  You’ll need to focus on the outcome rather than the method.  Avoid looking a gift horse in the mouth like a hypercritical Virgo might or waffling about an important decision like a Libra might.  It is possible to mess things up despite the fact that you are heavily favored here.

Aquarius:  All good for you.  Actually, it is outstanding for you, maybe the best.  Some of you will consider going back to school.  Leap on that.  Others will have their day in court.  You can win.  Still others should just buy a lotto ticket.  Although Taurus squares you, you can win big here.  You’ll experience some annoyance and discomfort, but the overall win is so big you should ignore the molehills.  Similar to Cancer, if a great idea or two hits, consider that patent attorney.

Pisces:  Just because the bank vault door is open does not mean you should rob it.  And, it will open for you.  Just be careful not to spend it before you get it.  Really, avoid the temptation to create a debt or spend unnecessarily.  The universe is very good at giving you expenses, so KEEP what you get if you get a win here.  You just might need it for a rainy day.  Open a savings account if you do not have one, and start filling it.  Note that this could be a situation where a Taurus will put you to work.  Is it a job that you want?  You’ll have to decide.  Avoid criminality or anything remotely similar.  Stick to being a saint, you can be very good at that.

All Signs:  If your moon is in a different sign, and you know where it is, read that too.  You will get a mix of both.  Only you live in your own skin, so you will have to adapt the interpretations to fit your own life.  Sometimes reading the others signs can tell you something about yourself.

Reading the sign opposite can be especially useful for some of you.  Also, try picking the same element.  (Fire: Aries, Leo, Sadge; Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Cap; Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius; Water: Cancer, Scorp, Pisces)

Also, depending on how old you are, you can look at major decisions, particularly career, travel, and finance, made during these periods:

June 28, 1999 to June 30, 2000
Mar 8, 1988 to Mar 11, 1989

Reference: http://www.guidingstar.com/JupiterInTaurus.html

Sun-Mars-Pluto Grand Trine of late April, 2012

April 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | Leave a comment
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Not sure how to interpret this: the Sun, Mars, and Pluto are in a Grand Earth Trine.  Grand Trines are stable, and earth signs are stable.  But, this is the Sun (“the Greater Light”) in alignment with the two warlords of the Zodiac.  To be sure, this will spur some of us to action while others sit still and watch.  Today, Sun and Mars aspected, about 5 days from now Sun and Pluto will.  Then the GT breaks up.

Here is a chart, courtesy of Astrolabe‘s free chart service on their website.  So, what are your thoughts on this?  How is this working in your life?

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