Stellia of March 25, 2012

March 23, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Astrology, Patterns | Comments Off on Stellia of March 25, 2012
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PAT shows an interesting configuration of two pair of stellia for March 25th. One stellium is part of a grand trine involving Mars and Pluto. The stellium of 3 includes Moon, Jupiter, & Venus (all tend to be considered benefic). Mars and Pluto are highly malefic. What can this mean?

At this time, Sun, Mercury (retrograde) and Uranus form a stellium of 3, and they are part of a “Huber Learning Triangle” with Pluto square to the group and Mars inconjunct (quincunx). Again, what can this mean? And, though each of the stellia are not directly connected, both are connected by their relationships to Mars and Pluto.

Would love to hear from other astrologers regarding how to interpret this (preferably BEFORE the date has passed).

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Exploring further, we find interesting a chart for Moon Trine Pluto on March 25th (earlier than the PAT chart) at about Noon (Plano time).  (The remainder of the analysis is done using SolarFire.)

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If all these patterns are going to lead to something interesting, this chart could narrow down when (and where).  Using this chart as a basis, here are a few maps.  (Caveat: these maps are based on Moon Trine Pluto.  The entire set of patterns is very complex, and this pick of chart to base the maps upon could be totally wrong.  This is just a “best guess.”)

United States Map

The U.S. map is interesting.  California (all of it) is affected by a node (karma) line.  Texas, particularly San Antonio, and Mexico City are affected by a Mars (violence) line.  (Sigh, that’s MY neighborhood!)  And, most interesting of all, the corridor from New York to Boston is covered by two lines: the lines of the Sun and Uranus (part of the stellium with Mercury).  Finally, a southern part of South Carolina, not too far from Atlanta, has an intersection of a Mercury and Pluto line.

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Europe and the United Kingdom

The map for the UK and Europe does not show any lines on the UK at the moment of this particular aspect.  Most of Western Europe appears unaffected, except Munich which could expected some surprises.  A Uranus line (descendant) affects Stockholm.  Generally, Eastern Europe is influenced by this time by Uranus, Sun, and Pluto.  Frankly, these bring difficulty.  Warsaw, Krakow, and Sarajevo look like they might experience periods of unrest.

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Asia

The cross of Mars (violence) and the Node (karma) in Sri Lanka is hard to miss.  Maybe this will just be a good time to be an athlete there, but there could be some unrest.

The region from east of Tehran to Northwestern India, including Pakistan, appears to benefit from this period.  Neptune touches Delhi, and both Neptune and Chiron lines dominate India at the time of this aspect.  This signals some kind of healing for India (but, also, a risk of confusion).  Uranus and Sun lines touch Hanoi and Jakarta, and some challenges could be expected there.  The interior of China is affected by these lines, as well as a Mercury (communication) line.  Pluto and Saturn lines cross about halfway between Beijing and Tokyo.  Exactly what this means for China / Japan relations is not clear, but those two planets can be most challenging.

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Australia and New Zealand

Apparently Western Australia has been experiencing some difficulties, and the Saturn line precisely on top of a border signals increasing strife regarding the issue of that border.  The remainder of the country does well, and the eastern coast (Canberra, Sydney) does particularly well with a Venus line passing through that region.  With a Moon line passing through Adelaide, a bit of thought about “what things really mean” is happening there.  Regarding any regional conflicts that might be occurring, Adelaide really desires peace and reconciliation, a united Australia, at this time.  Also note, the Pacific Rim countries due north of the relative cities will experience these same energies.  New Zealand, particularly southern New Zealand, is dealing with karmic issues (revisit the past).

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One final note: far northern areas, such as Alaska, do not generate interpretable maps (too many lines converge).

2010 Spring Equinox Post Hoc (After the Fact) Analysis

March 21, 2010 at 11:01 am | Posted in 2012, Astrology, Predictions | Comments Off on 2010 Spring Equinox Post Hoc (After the Fact) Analysis
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Barbara Hand Clow has an interesting article with a different viewpoint on the Equinox.  She presents a meditation (many people are searching for that) along with an analysis.  She focuses on the T-Square between Sun / Saturn / Pluto.

An Equinox is a Type of “Solar Return”


From a certain vantage point, a solstice or equinox chart is an annual “return.”  Since such as “Solar Return” happens when the Sun is at precisely the same point each year, one can argue that the “Sun disappears.” That means that the Moon becomes the most important object in the sky, hence the earlier article about the Algol Moon.  (In an odd way, this is a wee bit like a Solar Eclipse.)

Midpoint of Venus and Jupiter replace the Sun this year

With the Sun gone, and the Moon analyzed earlier, analysis of the T-Square should begin with Venus and Jupiter.  Venus and Jupiter are exactly 16 degrees, each, from the 0 Aries point; they are equidistant.  This midpoint is less that a degree from the 0 point, meaning (for most purposes) it is exact.  It is also less that a degree from the opposition to Saturn (it is exact).  Here is the chart, with midpoints.

Aspects to, and Uses of, Venus / Jupiter Midpoint

The midpoint of Venus and Jupiter is likely the most beneficial midpoint that can be experienced, and this means the possibility of a very good year.  (Of course, some people will benefit more than others, depending on their natal chart.  Unfavorable aspects can still exist in relation to the natal chart.  And, even if the natal chart is superb, the person can choose to squander the opportunity.)

Sometimes astrology says what we already know, and it does so here:  Venus (prosperity and harmony) will grow (Jupiter, the great amplifier) if we both (1) work for it and (2) eliminate the unnecessary (both of these are opposing Saturn).  A great opportunity exists this year; this is the “brass ring” for some people.

Pluto, square and completing the T-Square, says to achieve this we must undergo profound transformation.  In some settings someone must die, but someone will be born.  (Or “one door closes, and another opens.”)  This is not necessarily a “natural person”; it could be a business, relationship, building, community, or maybe just a very entrenched habit that has outworn its usefulness.

The Answer is not in the T-Square; The Answer is in the Triangle of Potential

But, still, the answer is not quite found in any of these.  Because of the “Triangle of Potential” (mentioned earlier), with Mars at 0 Leo, action and leadership will be necessary.  Pluto indicates a possible change in leadership.  Pluto inconjunct (aka quincunx) Leo indicates a dissatisfaction with leadership.

(I am not speaking of Presidential leadership, though I could be.  The populace routinely becomes disenchanted with Presidents as campaign promises routinely remain unfulfilled.  But, I am talking local leadership.  A patriarch or matriarch in a family or business may need to move into an advisory role, lest that family or business disintegrate altogether.)

But, again, Mars is the key here: take action, if you want to grow (Jupiter) your prosperity (Venus) through the hard work and self-sacrifice (Saturn) and losses (Pluto) that are likely to come to pass.

Personal and Global Communications will blend and will be essential to the change

Mercury and Uranus form a midpoint that even more precisely addressed the T-Square (and the Triangle of Potential).  Both govern communication (and Mercury governs transportation), with Mercury being more private and personal and Uranus being more public and global, so communications of all kinds will be at the center of achievement.

In fact, the most important achievements this year may involve communications and how we communicate with each other, as personal and global communications become intertwined and blended.  Perhaps this is a harbinger of 2012, and the changes yet to come.

2010 Spring Equinox: Make One Wish, and then Work for It

March 19, 2010 at 8:49 am | Posted in Astrology, Predictions | 1 Comment
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Make One Wish, and then Work for It

As pointed out in a comment by a reader, besides Moon Conjunct Algol, the next most important thing about this particular Spring Equinox is the relationship between Sun, Saturn, and Mars. The three of them form a pattern, probably one of the Huber patterns. At least one site describes it as a “Triangle of Potential“:

A Triangle of Potential is another fairly common pattern that comprises a trine, sextile and opposition, in other words two soft aspects and one hard aspect. In this case, the planet at the apex of the trine and sextile is the key to solving the opposition. The person will experience struggles, but by utilizing the energy of the trine and sextile will be able to make them work, so to speak. In many respects the hard aspects are what motivate us. If life was always easy we’d have a lot less incentive to grow. A Triangle of Potential will give a person just enough friction to utilize latent talents and abilities that otherwise might lie dormant.

So, the “gift” of this equinox is given by the results of  hard work.  (That is good for a number of countries in Western Europe.)

The planets and signs here give the potential to accomplish, and accomplish much. Both the Sun and Saturn are at the first degrees of their respective signs, and the Sun is at what many consider to be the most important point in the zodiac. The “solution” is found in Mars at 0 Leo (also an important point); Mars has just begun forward motion. That means old projects are being resurrected and given a second chance.

Two paths exist here: the fierce anger of Mars in early Leo and the stubborn unyielding destructive power of Algol, or using the focus given by the Taurus Moon and the energy of forward Mars in early Leo to get something done. And, by “get something done,” I do not mean death or destruction. The potential here is to bring about lasting change (Saturn is very permanent, the “bones” of anything). So, as you celebrate this Equinox, think about the one major change you want to accomplish this year, and put all of your energy into accomplishing that.

If you are a returning visitor, then you have probably read the “2010 Vernal Equinox: Bad Moon aRisin’” entry. 50% of you, or more, come here specifically to read that (which means that it sort of went “viral” on a very small scale, maybe 1,000 people or so). Traffic peaked yesterday, Thursday March 18th. Most celebrations are tonight.  Except for some post hoc analysis later, this is the last entry regarding the 2010 Spring Equinox.

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