2016-10 W44: Forecasts for Week 44 of 2016

2016-10 W44: Forecasts for Week 44 of 2016

WEEK 44 (W44) / (EUROPEAN WEEK 43 / W43)


This is the last full week of October, it contains the weekend before Halloween, and the Sunday that follows contains the second New Moon of October, called a “Black Moon” by some.

Jim Shawvan identifies a long “opportunity period” from Saturday afternoon until when the Moon goes void early Monday morning.  Mercury is void from early Saturday morning (as part of an annoying or “motivating” series of lunar squares) until it enters Scorpio about 4 PM Monday and is “too early to tell” (an horary term but we adopt it for predictions) until near the end of the week, about Friday or Saturday.

Sunday is simply difficult, and we face difficult decisions that just do not provide any really good outcomes.  Monday is double void: Moon and Mercury and best for cleanout and cleanup.  Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days this week for getting things done, but be wary of things that “look too good to be true.”  Wednesday adds a cascade of small but important insights; capture them.  Thursday Mercury joins the Sun favoring writers and drives and others involved with communication and transportation but Mars sextile Chiron raises issues involving healthcare, education, or both.  Friday is good early morning into afternoon but then turns dangerous in late afternoon and evening with Mars square Uranus.  People, places, and things can go “boom.”  Saturday is a bit odd with Venus conjunct Saturn and practical matters are favored over anything exotic.  A Scorpio New Moon follows on Sunday (next week, W45).


Sunday is curiously unpleasant for a number of people.  Jupiter in Libra is inconjunct (quincunx) Neptune in Pisces.  Jupiter is in a strong position in Libra, and Neptune is in its home, Pisces.  Neither one wants to yield ground, and both lay claim to a number of overlapping topics but have distinctly different “opinions.”  In the old (traditional) approach, Jupiter ruled both Sagittarius and Pisces.  In modern astrology, Neptune rules Pisces (and Jupiter continues to be Sagittarian).  Both wish to be “polite,” and both are engaging in subtle warfare against the other.  Nobody wins.

And, I would like to do like so many astrologers and say that this affects “today.”  But this is BIG, really BIG.  We wrote about it here in 2014.  If you have a diary, any kind of notes, photographs, or old emails from August / September of 2014, then it would profit you greatly to look back at what was going on then and what decisions you made.  Chances are good that you will find certain ones critical to where you are now, and what path you should choose now.  And we will revisit this again in (April and) May of 2017.  Frankly, it continues with us also into June and July of 2017 as well.

Jupiter in Libra is the scholar, college professor, and maybe lawyer who has traveled extensively and wants to be “fair.”  Neptune is the fallen criminal and the risen savior who appeals to the insights held in our deepest spiritual needs but might deceive us.  Each has compelling arguments for picking their side.  You can pick one or the other on this particular day, but will not be completely satisfied knowing that the other path might be the “right” one.

Moon (Leo) and Jupiter (Libra) favor each other and are in agreement, but Moon has a similar (to Jupiter) disagreement with Neptune and Mars / Pluto (Capricorn).  In that case, we see a very loose “yod” and you must decide between “authority” (Mars / Pluto) and higher spiritual values (Neptune).  Again, it is a frustrating day and you must make at least one decision of some kind that you will likely not be totally satisfied with.  It is a bit like choosing between two mutually distasteful political candidates in an important contest.

Mercury has been void since early Saturday morning, so you can expect a certain amount of “re-do” anyway.

Your birthday today:

This is a strange year in which you can be an important decision maker in critically important decisions but often feel you do not have enough information.  You can count on be disappointed with the results no matter how hard you try, so remember to pause, give yourself a break, and take time to both “replenish the well” and “stop and smell the roses.”


Some of yesterday spills over into today.  Astrological events are not cut up into nice 24 hour / 7 day week bite size chunks like we might hope.  The cosmic clock runs on its on schedule, and it does not necessarily fit with our man-made one.  That said, some of you may face important decisions as early as Saturday of last week or as late as today.

Mercury has been void since Saturday morning.  The Moon turns void slightly past 7 AM CDT and remains void until slightly past 10 PM CDT.  You might make a decision, but expect to revisit it at a later point this week or next, possibly after the New Moon on the 30th.

We like this day for cleaning out and cleaning up and preparing for the Halloween and the Autumn period that continues until the Winter Solstice in December.

Your birthday this year:

Take a vacation.  Travel.  See the world.  You are not getting any younger.  Clean out all the old junk and make room for something new in your life.  Most of it does not matter anyway.  But the pictures you take and stories you tell from your adventures will be priceless.


Tuesday and Wednesday are the best days of the week for “getting things done.”  We bet you can find some remarkable buys today, but do keep in mind that Venus (Sagittarius) squares Neptune (Pisces) giving us a bit too rosy of a picture and some false hopes regarding people, places, and things.  A very loose mutable T-Square is present also.

Jupiter semi-sextile the Node gives us a taste of “fate” today, but we must work to obtain that rosy vision we see.  I encourage you to do just that.

Your birthday today:

You can, and should, “get things done” this year.  We are not saying that all your time needs to be spent “nose to the grindstone,” but you can make important progress if you work at it.  If you are single this year then you might meet that “special person” but remember that they are human.


Noviles abound on Wednesday.  Messages and insights are subtle, very subtle, and you must keep a notepad to capture them by writing them down, drawing them or whatever works best.  In some cases a voice recorder or camera works better.  Do what works best!

Venus squares the Node, and some of us encounter “fate” regarding health, beauty, art, music, or finances.  This could somehow involve religion, spirituality, churches or some similar organization.

Moon goes void about 1:30 PM CDT, so use the time after this for housekeeping, cleaning, planning, and organization rather than decisive actions or important purchases.

Your birthday today:

This is a year of powerful insights.  Take pictures, make drawings, and write notes.  Some of your best ideas may come this year, and if you are the kind of person who can do this sort of think then you might obtain important patents or copyrights on your work and ideas.  Value your insights; sometimes they are all you really have.


Moon enters Libra about 9 AM CDT, and we begin the “Dark of the Moon” period tonight but especially Friday and Saturday.  Some have said “the Veil” (between this world and the other one) is thinnest at this time, and the same is often said to be true of Halloween / All Souls / Samhain.

Mercury conjoins the Sun and begins to move ahead for a Mercury retrograde later in December.  You should continue to receive important ideas and messages at this time.  Again, write them down, capture them in Evernote, OneNote, or a similar tool, or do whatever you need to do to capture them for later review and use.  This is another good day for writers to begin their preparations (character sketches and outlines) for Nanowrimo.

Mars is sextile Chiron, and some of us must face issues involving health, education, or both.  We highly recommend that you “take care of business.”  Juno (trust issues, wives, sisters, daughters) is quincunx (false hopes and miscommunications) Ceres (prosperity in general but especially food and diet).  Disagreements about holiday plans arise, and you may not have complete agreement on those today.

Your birthday today:

Some of you can, and should, think about going back to school.  Others can finally write that book they have been meaning to write.  Skip disagreements that are a waste of time and focus on completing that important work.


This is mostly a benevolent day, and the morning is especially good for job hunting, applying to educational programs (college and grad school), sending out resumes, and similar tasks.  This is a short window, so do it now or wait for a different opportunity.  Take what you have learned the past few days and put it to use this morning (afternoon in EU / UK).

Afternoon squares annoy us and cause problems and certainly send the message to wrap up the activities from the morning if we have not done so already.

Uranus is quadrinovile Hygeia, and we receive utterly brilliant ideas in the form of fleeting insights about health and healthcare.  Again, do whatever it takes to capture these important insight.

Mars squares Uranus circa 11 PM CDT and this evening and early Saturday morning is associated with people, places, and things that go “boom.”   It is a rather dangerous Friday night / Saturday morning, and we advise that you “party” on another evening if you are into that kind of thing.  This energy CAN be harnessed to “get things done,” but safety is paramount.  Regarding safety: take the “belt and suspenders” approach and do whatever it takes to stay safe.  Do that, and today can be a very good day.

Your birthday today:

Have fun this year but stay safe.  Unless you are a “martian” (police, military, athlete), anger will not serve you well.  (And it might be bad if you are a martian, also.)  You can make amazing improvements in your health and fitness.  Your insights and intuitions can be very important.


The Moon is a bit quirky today making just about every variety of aspect and difficult to describe.  You will have ups and downs.  Venus joins Saturn, both in Sagittarius, and today is all about practical matters.  This can be an excellent day for “May / December” romances if you are interested in pursuit of such.  If you are a younger woman and like an older man, this might be the day to let him know you are interested.  You can take a risk and speak explicitly.  He might be too shy and timid to know you are truly interested.

Others of us focus, successfully, on practical matters.  Money and finances are best reviewed today and unnecessary items and services disposed of to eliminate unnecessary expenses thus effectively expanding our overall budget.  Housecleaning is in order, including a financial review.

Mercury is void as of this morning, so communications and transportations glitches can happen.  Do not take too seriously anything you hear.

The “veil” is thinnest tonight for this lunar cycle and possibly for the year.  Connections to the past and the future become more likely and more clear than usual.  If you have a spiritual or psychological practice that facilitates such connections, tonight is a good night to engage in them.

This week in general, and Saturday in particular, represents a “turning point.”  We receive news that makes us re-evaluate our position and our direction, but the news is incomplete and we will not have the full picture until the 30th at the earliest, and more likely into November.

Your birthday today:

Many things will be uncertain this year, but your intuitions will be remarkably powerful, perhaps the most powerful ever in your life.  Use them to guide you when the rest fails.  To borrow a well-worn phrase from a classic movie: “Luke, use The Force.”


2016-10 W43: Forecasts for Week 43 of 2016

2016-10 W43: Forecasts for Week 43 of 2016

WEEK 43 (W43) / (EUROPEAN WEEK 42 / W42)


Sunday is wrapup and recovery from an intense Full Moon.  After the Aries Moon v/c ends, Moon moves into Taurus and people become lazy, stubborn, or both.  Practical matters are favored, but a few ingenious ideas may come your way.  Capture them.  We feel Mars conjunct Pluto (Wednesday) as early as Sunday.  Monday is a day to “take care of business” especially regarding health / healthcare issues.  Tuesday you will be tempted to chase your tail and spin your wheels.  Let other people do that.  Wednesday is a powerful and complex day that is an important turning point for many people.  Thursday still feels like Wednesday and continues processing the important issues that emerged.  Friday tells us that we MUST complete whatever was started on Monday.  But the Sun is void of course, and things may not work the way we planned.  Saturday the Sun is still void most of the day, and we feel like “fate” is acting prior to the Sun moving into Scorpio for the next thirty days.


The excitement of the Full Moon is past for most people though some will still feel it.  The Moon remains v/c in Aries after the FM until slightly past 10 AM CDT.  After that, the Moon moves into Taurus and many people feel either lazy or hungover or both.  The rest become focused on practical matters: money, housekeeping, physical fitness, beauty and cosmetics and so forth.  Some artists have interesting ideas, but the quincunxes of the day tend to make “things” go haywire for anybody attempting serious efforts.

Jim Shawvan claims an “Opportunity Period” for this day and the next (Monday), so maybe some people can find benefit.  Venus BiQuintile Uranus supports this idea, as does Mercury BiQuintile Neptune, and you should keep a notepad or other way of capturing innovative and unusual ideas today.  Those that develop “experimental poetry” (or anything similar) may find today to be an important day.

Jupiter and Mars are active today with higher order aspects, so we expect that those in the legal field can also obtain important insights.  If you are in an educational setting (as either teacher or student), then you efforts today may represent and particularly important turning point.

Your Birthday Today:

Focus on practical solutions this year while noting the innovative ideas that come to you.  These same innovations may have a different practical solution later.  If you are a poet, then this might be “your year.”  If you are not a poet, consider learning about poetry and attempting to write some as an exercise for self development.  (Who knows?  You might find a gift that you did not know you had!)


Moon moves v/c in Taurus near 10 AM CDT, but Jim Shawvan describes this window as an “Opportunity Period” which persists until about 9:30 AM CDT Tuesday.  We recommend sticking to practical matters or things that Taurus can favor (writing or playing music, sculpture, gardening).

Sun Semisquares the North Node (Karma) and is Sesquiquadrate Neptune giving an odd sense of urgency to this day regarding matters involving Neptunian matters (endings, confinement, illness, dreams, alcohol, drugs, poetry, music, photography, and videography).  If any of these matters arise then “take care of business” today.  That is the best use of your time and energy.

Pallas moves direct today (Station Direct, Pallas), so some ingenious ideas may leap into your head about how to solve certain kinds of problems.  Whether or not you act on them during a moon v/c (“opportunity period” in this case) or not will be a decision you must make in your particular situation.

We are already “feeling” Mars conjunct Pluto (Wednesday) by today.

Your Birthday today:

Focus on matters involving health, poetry, music, photography, and video this year.  Make a home movie; you might have an auteur hidden in your soul.  Avoid alcohol and drugs, and if you use them then this is your year to get help and quit.  Take care of business.


The void of course Taurus Moon moves into Gemini about 9:30 AM CDT and is in the “too early to tell” period for most of the afternoon.  If you “leap into action” during this window, you may need to shift direction later based on new information.

We note that Martians (Intelligence agencies, police, athletes) will tend to be active during the void and “too early to tell” period but will be going in circles trying to decipher abstract information that does not quite make sense to them.  Martian or not, avoid “spinning your wheels” on this day.  Do what works and defer the rest.

Your birthday today:

You can accomplish things this year, but you have to be extra careful not to expend time and energy on frivolous pursuits that lead nowhere.  Choose your battles carefully.


Mars joins Pluto in Capricorn today, and you have been feeling it all week already.  Financial issues become pivotal on both a global and local (individual) scale.  This is an incredibly complex day with many different messages for different individual people.  Unlike some days, each person today receives a slightly different message.

Glitches happen, and they dominate the day.  What you think is a “miscommunication” may be precisely what you need to hear.  Slips of the tongue happen, and some of these slips “sink ships.”  Other messages are garbled, a bit like your own personal “Mercury retrograde for a day.”  Issues involving education, healthcare, or both rise to the surface, but confusion dominates (Mercury quincunx Chiron).  Expect to be misunderstood.

Mercury opposes Uranus early tomorrow, but we feel it today.  Curiously, writers, inventors, and other innovators can capitalize on the power struggles (Mars / Pluto) and confusion (Mercury / Chiron) of today.  Brilliant ideas are had by those with eyes to see them or ears to hear them (or both).  If you are participating in Nanowrimo this year, this is the day to structure your “plot outline” in preparation for November.

Vesta enters Leo give a sense of “pomp and circumstance” to our traditions; Jupiter Quadrinoviles Ceres and we obtain an important insight or skill regarding either our prosperity (money) or diet (possibly health weight loss).

Your birthday today:

This will be one of the most transformative years of your life.  Expect miscommunications; if you are sly you might profit from them.  This is also the year to “write your novel” (or other book).  If you want to lose weight / take up bodybuilding, this is the year to do it.


We still feel the effects of yesterday as well as Mercury opposite Uranus perfecting shortly before 3 AM CDT.  All of yesterday still applies, but most of the morning is lost to a Gemini Void Moon from about 6 AM CDT until about 10:30 AM CDT.

Too early too tell applies again for the afternoon, similar to Tuesday, and we need to pause and evaluate rather than push forward.  In doing so, if you can fully identify and eliminate blockages to “moving forward,” then you can do so.

Sun Biquintile Chiron gives us a brilliant idea regarding healthcare, education, or both.  Capture it and maybe discuss it with the people closest to you that you trust.

Your birthday today:

Be methodical in how you implement the rather brilliant ideas that come to you.  Cross every “t” and dot every “i” and you can obtain superb results.


Moon (Cancer, its home) opposes Mars / Pluto (Capricorn) and forms what might arguably be called a (very) loose “T-Square” with Uranus.  That makes today a bit irritating and contentious, but you can still “get things done” if you focus yourself and avoid frivolous disputes that do little more than waste your time.  Productivity is possible with the right focus.

Mercury Semisquares the North Node and is Sesquiquadrate Neptune (as the Sun did on Monday) and issues from Monday MUST be wrapped up today.  You know what to do; DO IT!

Higher order messages do come, but they are extraordinarily subtle and require the keenest of minds to observe them and capture them.  Since you are reading this and are appropriately forewarned, you can probably do just that if you make the effort.

The Sun is void for almost all of the day, so stick to routine.  You can make progress, but do not launch anything new just yet.  Some re-do might be necessary later.

Your birthday today:

You will have to work for it this year, but you can do it if you stay focused.  Fundamental changes are afoot in how you live and work and do things.  Expect a shift (a big one).  Pay attention.  Subtle messages will matter.


The Sun continues void most of the day, and we recommend using it for a day of rest if you can.  When a planet is in the last degree of a sign, the feeling emerges that “fate” is in play.  Decisions just seem to be out of our hands.  The Tsunami ruins our well planned party.  The Sun is like that today as it is void until it goes into Scorpio about 6 PM CDT with the next two or three days being in the “too early to tell” period.

Certainly you can do things, but we recommend you stick to routine.  Observation is favored over action.

Outer planets are profoundly busy, but they are sending us messages and insights.  Major changes are coming, and do not be surprised to see someone you care about go into the hospital today.  Poets dream and lovers sigh.

Your birthday today:

Address ALL health issues this year.  Get a checkup, make certain you are on top of vision and dental and so forth.  A change is coming, a major change, and it may not happen this year but the next instead. Prepare as if a storm is coming, and write poetry and songs about it along the way.


2016-10 W42: Forecasts for Week 42 of 2016

2016-10 W42: Forecasts for Week 42 of 2016

Week 42 (W42) / (European Week 41 / W41)



Sunday is a “Blank Rune” kind of day.  Some commentators have criticized the Ralph Blum book in general and the Blank Rune in particular as being a fiction created in modern times.  Even so, we argue the a “Blank Rune” is appropriate, and today is one of those kinds of day.

Generally, “Sun out” aspects are missing.  “Mars out,” or outer planet (and major asteroid) aspects are limited to Saturn sesquiquadrate Vesta and Juno quadrinovile Ceres.  The moon (Capricorn) has a few aspects, arguably forming a very loose T-Square with Sun (Libra) / Uranus (Aries) before becoming void of course shortly before Noon CDT.

What does this mean?  Moon v/c is usually interpreted as “nothing will come of this.”  Sometimes something does “come of this,” but the outcome is entirely unexpected.  Vesta tends to be about traditions (and maybe “duty”), and Saturn removes the unnecessary.  We think something will be lost or stripped away today, and we cannot say that this is necessarily a positive outcome.  We encourage you to stay safe and perhaps stay home today.

Your birthday today

Be open to the new and unexpected gifts that the universe will bring you.  Be alert for important lessons to learn.


In most time zones, the Moon moves into Aquarius early some time Monday morning.  The Aquarian Moon trines Mercury near Noon CDT and then Jupiter near 2 PM CDT.  This is as benevolent as it can get with possible exceptions for some people with earth or water dominated charts.

Mercury is semi-square Venus, and this produces some urgency in the day.  An important matter must be tended to.  We think it will go well for most people.  Mercury triseptile Neptune provides an element of karma or deep insights or both to this day, and that tends to focus also on our more artistic side.  Poets, priests, and politicians need to examine their words carefully.  Sun is triseptile Chiron indicating that the important matter may involve healthcare, education, or both.

Mars novile Pallas brings an insight or opportunity to learn a special new skill, and this will especially apply to anybody doing anything regarding analysis of the political debates on Sunday evening.  Post-mortems of the event will be the order of the day.  Even if you are not a politician or pundit, you can still learn important lessons if you paid attention.  The most important one might be “grace under pressure.”

Do the most important things on this rare day where you can accomplish much.

Your birthday today

Consider going back to school.  Avoid being lazy and letting important opportunities slip by you.  Keep a journal and review your days, weeks, and months in detail.


This is a busy day that brings powerful insights.  This is also a very “Martian” day and warriors of all kinds are active with many of them learning important lessons.  This is true for athletes as well.  Mercury joins Jupiter and this greatly amplifies the already active brainstorms of the day.  (It also raises issues left from the Mercury Retrograde of September.)  We simply cannot emphasize how important it is for you to capture the ideas the will fleetingly pass you by.  Use a notepad.

Mars sextile Neptune gives an advantage to “snake oil salesmen” (and politicians), so do not believe everything you hear today.  Venus trine Chiron raises issues of health, education, or both, but does so in a benevolent and helpful way.

Again, this is one of the best days in this cycle, maybe this year, to “get things done.”  Moon turns v/c about 10 til 7 PM CDT this evening, so accomplish all by that time and then rest for the evening.

Your birthday today

This is one of your most important years.  If you are not physically active, then take up a physical activity.  If you are physically active, consider trying something new.  Focus yourself, and you will find that you can sell refrigerators to Eskimos.


While “things” are not “bad” today, you will encounter glitches today and the seemingly unending opportunities of Monday and Tuesday suddenly vanish for most people.  We hope you accomplished what you need to accomplish while the “window” was open.  Piscean moons are best for play, and almost anything beyond play or creative work results in confusion.

Mars trine North Node gives a feeling of “karma” to today, and helping someone less fortunate than yourself is a wise idea.  Communications tend to go awry today, and this is just not the best day for romance either.

Issues of trust arise in settings involving education, healthcare or both.  Under NO circumstances do anything that even remotely resembles cheating or dishonesty.  This will not go well for you.

Your birthday today

Explore your creative side this year.  Use the oddball problems you encounter to drive innovation.  Clean house, trust God, and help others.


Mercury (Libra) squares Mars (Capricorn), and this is such a nasty and violent aspect that all bets are off except for following the safest of paths.  People, places, and things tend to go “boom” today (though it COULD happen yesterday or tomorrow).  Avoid dangerous people and avoid being one yourself.

Jim Shawvan indicates an “Opportunity Period” today, but we advocate caution.  Late tonight, actually early Friday morning near 2 AM CDT, the Moon become v/c in Pisces.  That tends to be associated with criminality (along with v/c in Gemini), so be careful regarding your possessions and your person.

Today is not without the ability to learn lessons, so continue to keep your notepad.

Your birthday today

You can avail yourself of important opportunities if you can watch your temper and learn to focus yourself.  Keep a journal of both failures and successes.


Moon is void until about 10 AM CDT then we enter the “too early to tell” period for a few hours.  After that, most of the remainder of the day is benevolent.  Sun is quincunx Chiron, so you can count on glitches, gotchas, and misunderstandings involving healthcare, education, or both.  That part of the day is unpleasant, and it can involve legal matters as well.  But you can simply put that matter “on hold” (in many cases) and have a pleasant afternoon “off” to play.

With the impending Full Moon, we think this could be a GREAT date night for some people (particularly air or fire signs such as Libra, Aquarius, Gemini, Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius).

Your birthday today

Things seem a little strange for the next few months, and then you “break loose.”  Address and wrap up any and all legal matters.  This can be a good year for romance.


Mercury square Pluto almost certainly resurrects the squabble of Wednesday.  Sun opposite Uranus brings a surprise, and not necessarily a pleasant one.  Moon opposes Mercury in the morning and late in the evening joins Uranus shortly before the Full Moon.  We can almost bet on squabbles and accidents and maybe even explosions today.  A few smart people will transform this into excellent romance and superb sex.  For these people, this will be a particularly memorable FM.

For others, healthcare issues bubble to the surface in an unavoidable way and MUST be taken care of.  Pay attention to your rituals and habits, and maybe the rituals and habits of others.  These can bring you important insights.

Your birthday today

This will be one of the most memorably years of your life.  You will reach critically important turning points in both January and July and, along the way, encounter surprises and ideas you had not previously considered.  Embrace them.


2016-10 W41: Forecasts for Week 41 of 2016

2016-10 W41: Forecasts for Week 41 of 2016

Week 41 (W41) / (European Week 40 / W40)


We are in the first full week of October, and the season of Autumn in the Northern Hemisphere and Spring in the Southern Hemisphere has fully arrived for anyone who doubts it.  With a waxing moon, we are now in a period where you want to generally grow and develop things and make money from whatever you might be selling.  (Sellers are favored over buyers through October 15th.)

Sunday is a cranky kind of sideways day.  (We are righting this overview in hindsight and, so, we will say no more.)  Monday you can “get things done,” but focus on action rather than words.  Much will be happening “behind the scenes.”  The establishment tends to “win” on this date.  Tuesday is much like Monday but with a glitch or surprise in the afternoon.  Overall, Tuesday is very much a “nose to the grindstone” kind of workday where you can, and should, “get things done.”  We might be feeling Mars square Jupiter on Tuesday, and that aspect perfects on Wednesday with Mars in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra.  All bets are off with this combination, but we think you might see a “correction” in the financial markets.  Police officers may be in conflict with university professors, and it will not be pretty.  (We will try to stay home Wednesday.)

Thursday seems “quiet” but healthcare and legal issues are bubbling to the surface, possibly showing themselves today or on Friday with the perfection of one of two annual Sun square Pluto aspects.  Mercury enters Libra on Friday, and this emphasizes the likelihood of legal “discussions” if not battles.  Saturday is a good day to rest and especially a good day for creatives (writers, poets, photographers, videographers, and similar).



Sun quincunx Neptune and Mercury quincunx Uranus create havoc.  Both of them tend to leave us thinking that (1) the other side understood what we said and (2) we understood what the other side said.  Sadly, neither is true.  The Sun (Libra) / Neptune (Pisces) is especially pernicious.  Both of them want to be “polite” and are too polite to ask what the other side really means.  “Misunderstandings,” accidents, confusion, and turmoil result.  By itself, it would be difficult.  Particularly bad results happen at anything involving religion (i.e. churches or any variant on the theme of a church).

Mercury in Virgo is all about the details and Uranus in Aries could not care less about the details.  Each thinks the other understands and is in agreement.  Messes from earlier in the day (Sun / Neptune) WORSEN after attempts to “straighten things out.”

Venus aspects the North Node and tells us that we were “due” for these events.  Pluto sextiles Lilith, and Jupiter noviles Lilith.  Some of us sneak off for a passionated “sexcapade” and it feels really good but just do not expect it to last.  Those of us who are not in a position for such adventures will feel a bit “wild” today.

Write in your journal about your passions or draw them or paint them or take pictures.  (Pictures of sexy / nude models might go rather well today IF you can avoid the problems of the quincunxes mentioned.  i.e. You forget the camera batteries or SD card or something even worse.  Check the ID of your model!)  Uranus (surprises) triseptiles (karma, sometimes) Juno (the betrayed wife / sister / daughter) today, and with the quincunxes “someone” might “walk in on you” when you least expect it.  Or you might be hit with the fallout from your wife meeting with your golf pro at an inopportune time.

I think it is a great day to stay home and take care of overdue items that need to be cleared out.  The quincunxes may still bring you some surprises (oops!  I forgot to pay that?), but better to clear them out now than in some inelegant moment during the next Mercury Retrograde.

Your Birthday today:

Expect an adventurous year, and do not believe everything (sometimes ANYthing!) you see, hear, or read.  Double check everything.  You will have fun, no doubt about it, but you will have some miscommunications this year that lead to unpleasant surprises.  If you are an artist or “creative” then be meticulous; it will pay off in the long run.


Moon entered Scorpio yesterday a little before 3 PM CDT, and Jim Shawvan has identified an “Opportunity Period” that continues until the Moon v/c about 8 PM CDT on Tuesday.  Sun makes a semi-sextile to the North Node speaking to issues of karma but in a relatively mild way.  Similarly, Venus (Scorpio) makes a semi-sextile to Saturn (Sagittarius), but, again, in a relatively benevolent way (if anything involving both Scorpio and Saturn can be benevolent).  Moon and inner planets are relatively quiet though Moon in Scorpio is almost always “intense” even when it is “quiet.”

Outer planets and asteroids, on the other hand, are busy.  We feel subtle but important generational shifts today.  Mars semisquare Juno creates a sense of urgency regarding certain trust issues.

Saturn novile Astraea brings certain important, practical insights to lawyers and others working in the legal system.  Superfluous tasks and issues are discarded in favor of what really matters.  Chiron novile Ceres similarly raises insight regarding health / education / diet / prosperity.  Healthcare professionals improve their own diet on one hand, and some people learn something in school that leaves the more prosperous on the other hand.  (Adjust the forecast to fit is what we are really saying here).

Ceres opposes Astraea, so certain legal matters “come to a head.”  Chances are someone wins big while someone else loses big.  We bet on civil defendants (i.e. “big corporations”) and the government (prosecutors) in criminal trials.  It is that kind of day.

Your birthday today:

Healthcare and legal issues come to the forefront this year.  Be on top of them, and you can experience significant prosperity.  You will taste a bit of karma: if you have planned and worked then you will tend to reap benefits this year.  If you can neither planned nor worked then you will be forced to do both.  Keep quiet as much as you can, and let your actions speak far louder than your words.


Tuesday is much like Monday but with a glitch or surprise in the afternoon.  Overall, Tuesday is very much a “nose to the grindstone” kind of workday where you can, and should, “get things done.”  We might be feeling Mars square Jupiter on Tuesday, and that aspect perfects on Wednesday with Mars in Capricorn and Jupiter in Libra.

Venus septile Mars is karmic for most people, but athletes may have a breakthrough today, particularly by reviewing any information or records from their old training records and modifying their current training accordingly.

An odd sense of urgency emerges regarding “traditions” and “how we have always done things,” and taking a hard look at those can yield important insights.  Examination of health and diet is particularly important to some people today as Ceres (food, diet, prosperity) opposes Hygeia (health and healthcare).  Saturn novile Hygeia adds the possibility of an important idea, skill, or insight.  This can be fleeting in nature, so capture it by writing it down or drawing it or some other way.

Your birthday today:

You can, and should, get things done this year.  Pay attention to diet, exercise, and healthcare; you can have breakthrough insights in these areas.  Similar to yesterday, focus on your actions more than your words.


All bets are off with this combination of Mars in Capricorn squaring Pluto in Libra, but we think you might see a “correction” in the financial markets.  Police officers may be in conflict with university professors, and it will not be pretty.  (We will try to stay home Wednesday.)  This aspect sets the stage for what is likely to be an even more “powerful” event October 19th with Mars joining Pluto.

Writers, speakers, and other communicators can have important insights in terms of how to “do things better,” especially karmic insights from the past as Mercury triseptiles Uranus.  Mars / Pluto helps you explore conflicts in your work; this is especially beneficial to writers of fiction who are working on “character development.”  If you plan to do “Nano,” today can be an important day to lay the foundation for your writing with character sketches and plot outlines.

Your birthday today:

This will be one of the most powerful years of your life.  You will find yourself in conflict with others, but in the process you can make extraordinary progress in your goals in you persist in their pursuit.  Write down any and all of the most creative ideas that come to you.


Thursday seems “quiet” but healthcare and legal issues are bubbling to the surface, possibly showing themselves today or on Friday with the perfection of one of two annual Sun square Pluto aspects.

For some people, healthcare issues become of paramount importance today.  Make certain to attend to these first, above and beyond any other considerations.  Otherwise, today tends to be quiet compared to yesterday and tomorrow.

Your birthday today

Focus on healthcare and finances this year.  You may have power struggles.  If so, then you will need to face them rather than running away.  You can do what needs to be done.


Another shakeup occurs today, probably related to Wednesday’s events, as the Sun in Libra makes one of its two annual squares to Pluto in Capricorn.  (The other square is the Sun in Aries in the spring.  This will continue for the next few years as Pluto continues in Capricorn.)  Also, Mercury enters Libra on Friday, and this emphasizes the likelihood of legal “discussions” if not battles.

Your birthday today

This year will likely be a “wild ride,” so get ready for it now.  Changes will abound, so saddle up.  If you are an athlete, this can be a good year.  If you are not an athlete, then consider pursuit of a physical, athletic discipline.  (This can be marathon running or it can be “restorative yoga.”  Only you know what is the right fit.)


Saturday is a good day to rest and especially a good day for creatives (writers, poets, photographers, videographers, and similar).  But, if you are a creative, you will have insights and you at least need to capture them.

For the rest of us, we experience “karma” and would be advised to do something beneficial for someone less fortunate than ourselves.  Some people, even if they have not officially given themselves the title “creative,” will have brilliant insights today and would be well advised to capture them with writing or drawing or something similar.

As far as “date nights” go, it is an acceptable one, but you might also have a quiet evening at home.  As always, the choice is yours.

Your birthday today

This year is all about a combination of taking a break, or resting, and developing the creative side of yourself.  If you are already a creative, then explore a domain.  If you are a writer, then take up photography and so forth.

Birthdays this week

We are experimenting with transits for people who have their birthday this week.  We picked Wednesday October 5th to use for transits, so if your birthday is the fourth then subtract a day but add a day if it is the sixth and so forth.  Feedback on this is appreciated.  Please note that Sun opposite Sun is particularly important because it is a bit like a “personal Full Moon” where you need to account for what you have accomplished so far.

P1 (H) Asp P2 (H) Date
Ven (4) Cnj Sun (4) Sep 9 2016
Sun (4) Cnj Sun (4) Oct 5 2016
Mer (4) Cnj Sun (4) Oct 14 2016
Mar (6) Sqr Sun (4) Oct 15 2016
Jup (4) Cnj Sun (4) Nov 6 2016
Ven (6) Sqr Sun (4) Nov 22 2016
Mer (6) Sqr Sun (4) Dec 13 2016
Mer (6) Sqr Sun (4) Dec 24 2016
Sun (6) Sqr Sun (4) Jan 2 2017
Mer (6) Sqr Sun (4) Jan 25 2017
Mar (10) Opp Sun (4) Feb 13 2017
Ven (10) Opp Sun (4) Feb 26 2017
Ven (10) Opp Sun (4) Mar 10 2017
Mer (10) Opp Sun (4) Mar 20 2017
Sun (10) Opp Sun (4) Apr 1 2017
Ven (10) Opp Sun (4) May 17 2017
Mar (12) Sqr Sun (4) Jun 23 2017
Mer (12) Sqr Sun (4) Jun 26 2017
Sun (12) Sqr Sun (4) Jul 3 2017
Ven (12) Sqr Sun (4) Aug 11 2017
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