2016-09 W40: Forecasts for Week 40 of 2016

2016-09 W40: Forecasts for Week 40 of 2016


Sunday we begin to feel the Sun / Jupiter conjunction of Monday. Both Sunday and Monday are extremely “lucky” days, so grab it all as best you can. But please do understand that much of your “luck” will come from “cleaning house” and leaning out your life. Eliminate the superfluous. Tuesday is a “day off” day, and especially good for “housecleaning.” (Most of the week is good for that.)

Wednesday is another cleanup day, it much of Wednesday is about “hard work.” Clear out anything that is not serving you, and wrap up old project that you wish to no longer address. Thursday is much like Tuesday, and (again), we emphasize cleaning out and wrapping up. Friday is a feel good day, and some remarkable insights can come your way. Write it all down. The New Moon brings a fresh start, and this can be an incredible date night if you can get past an annoying glitch (or two). Saturday is full of glitches. Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest as much as you can. However, some key issue involving education or health (or both) may need to be addressed. This is a busy week, and it sets the stage for the new major cycle that begins with next week.


The Sun joins Jupiter tomorrow, and for many people this is one of the “luckiest” periods of the year. Aries feels this nearly as strongly as Libra, but for Cancer or Capricorn it may be a bit odd. Gemini, Aquarius, and Leo do well also, and we would add in Sagittarius except they are dealing with the twin presence of Mars (the “lesser malefic”) and Saturn (the “greater malefic”).
Some people may feel a “glitch” about 1:30 PM CDT but after that expect smooth sailing. With Mercury direct, the change of seasons past, and an “Opportunity Period” per Jim Shawvan, we think this is an excellent period to “get things done.” Stick to housecleaning chores due to a waning moon and know that you might find an important “lost object” (or opportunity) during this time. This is also an excellent time to obtain great deals on items you need to buy (but avoid buying some glitzy thing that will sit around unused).

Mars semisquare Black Moon Lilith creates a sense of “wildness” to this day (as well as the preceding Saturday and following Monday).  For some people, this is intensely passionate sex.  For sexually oriented businesses, this represents a turning point of some kind.  For others, it is just “weird.”  Chiron biquintile Hygeia can lead to amazing breakthroughs in healthcare (think pharmaceuticals, stem cell therapy, and similar).  Jupiter quincunx Ceres tells us that diets started at this time may encounter difficulties and need to be modified or restarted later or both.

Your Birthday Today: For Libras born between September 21st and October 1st, inclusive, this may be one of the “luckiest” years of your life. If you can avoid over-drinking (alcohol or the use of other mood altering drugs), over-eating, or over-eating, this may be one of the best years of your life. Since, at times, you will encounter some difficulties “getting things done,” you will need this “luck.” Also be careful to avoid unproductive tantrums and outbursts of temper from yourself or others.  You may have a powerful sexual experience or relationship this year.


Sun joins Jupiter today, and we would expect “things” to go well. Pluto stations direct, and this is a bit like the Mercury direct station for Police, Military, and Intelligence agencies: it causes a shakeup. Shakeups likely come to the financial markets as well since Pluto routinely affects them, particularly if changes to the tax laws are announced or companies announce that they have made an “error in their bookkeeping.”

Today has two outer planet / asteroid biquintiles and two outer planet / asteroid noviles.  The ideas flowing to you will be  nothing short of amazing.  Capture all that you can.  Uranus squares Vesta, and surprises and new ideas disrupt traditions (yet another marker that we think signals a reset or “adjustment” in the financial markets).  Expect the unexpected today.

Your Birthday Today:
As we mentioned yesterday, this is a powerful year for you. Finances may be VERY strange for you. Chances are good for large amounts of money to both “come in” and “go out.” Try to save SOME of it if at all possible. You will need it for some rainy day. If you are police, military, or a member of an intelligence agency, do not be surprised if you change employers this year, or at least change positions within your current employer.


Sunday and Monday’s “good luck” vanishes with Mars’ entry into Capricorn. This is unpleasant for many people, but Sagittarius tends to breath a sigh of relief (unless the particular Sagittarian has Capricorn planets, as many do). The Moon is void most of the day, from about 4 AM CDT until about 5 PM CDT. Stick to routine, and expect the typical waning Moon type of Moon v/c. (This is VERY good for breaking bad habits or “weaning” someone or something off of something else (or someone else).) The Moon’s trine to Mars after it enters Capricorn brightens spirits a little, and this is an excellent time for vigorous exercise.

Neptune makes (quad-undecile?) aspects to both Astraea (law, lawyers, and legal system) and Hygeia (health, healthcare, and healthcare providers) on this date.  The Undecile aspects are “Eleventh Harmonic” (aka “11th Harmonic”) and not well understood at this time.  My guess is that they provide a “gateway” of insights into the future similar to the novile series (which often bring us new skills that are subtle but change our lives).  That happens on this date; something powerful and important happens on this mostly v/c day.  We can easily miss just how powerful and important it is.  (Think of it as a bit like a “reverse void”: we shrug off or ignore something as “nothing will come of this” but it turns out to be extraordinarily important.)  Alice Portman write about it “some” on this page.  We also like the entry at Tribe which states this:

“Comprising the eleventh harmonic,wherein the 360 degree circle is divided by eleven and then multiplied, this group of astrological aspects consists of the waxing undecile with an angular value of 32’44, the waxing biundecile of 65’27,the waxing triundecile of 98’11, the waxing quadriundecile of 130’55….[emphasis added]”   We will not duplicate the entire analysis here (that would likely violate copyright!) but do add this important quote from the same source: “If earthly law is a reflection of higher spiritual law, perhaps these eleventh harmonic aspects symbolize a karmic “reorganization of debt” in the form of Divine Grace,mercy,compassion when one is staggering under the load of his burdens of fate,provided,however,that one “petitions the spiritual court” through sincere prayer. ”

For some people, this is an important day in terms of “justice” of some kind.

Hygeia and Astraea are both in the final “fated” degrees of Libra today, so the events that happen will have a “fated” feel to them.  A shakeup is coming regarding healthcare and legal systems.

Mercury biquintile Uranus makes this an extremely important day for writers, inventors, and other brainiacs.  Capture every fleeting idea, no matter how “crazy” it seems now.  If you bacteria culture dies because of the mold that contaminated the petri dish, you want to be the guy who “gets it” and “invents” penicillin (which Fleming did with the penicillin mold in his cultures).  “Mistakes” today can become brilliant insights or inventions!

Your Birthday Today:
You will also have much of the same good luck as the other Librans, but you will find it by cleaning out and discarding items that are no longer needed. In this process, you can find items (or ideas) that are particularly powerful. “Lean out” your lifestyle and you can prosper. Save as much money as you can. You will encounter surprises. Do not take them too seriously. But do consider persisting with a new exercise regimen. THAT will be worth it!


Frankly, this is a “nose to the grindstone” kind of day that is about “getting the work done.” People can be heartless on this day; avoid being one of those if you can. A mutable T-Square similar to the one in late June of 2016 influences the day, and issues from that time earlier this year may re-surface. You have the ability to deal with them and, if you wish, to end them. If your desire is to end some situation lingering from late June, then do it today and close out every aspect of it you can.

Vesta triseptile Pallas tells of karma involving traditions and brilliant ideas.  Sun is triseptile Neptune, and Mercury is biseptile Mars!  Triseptiles dominate this day!

We have learned of an additional interpretation: the triseptile can be a window into the future similar to the quintile (brilliant ideas) and novile (subtle insights).  Alice Portman describes septiles as a “wisdom aspect” associated with science, religion, and metaphysical arts such as astrology.  Today is a day where you can have a powerful insight by examining your traditions and rituals or those of people around you.  Being a cultural anthropologist, at least temporarily, can pay off today.

Your Birthday Today:
Hard work pays off this year. Be alert for opportunities, seize them, and work to “make your luck.” The gifts you are given will not blossom without hard work. That is extra important for you this year. Make certain that you, and not someone else, reaps the benefits. If someone else is reaping the benefits of your work, then maybe it is time to change jobs or start your own business.  Look at the traditions that bind you; some of them may need to be dropped in favor of new traditions.


The Moon is void all day, starting about 5 AM CDT. A waning void Virgo moon is excellent for housecleaning and discarding unneeded items. It is also good for ending situations that no longer serve you. Similar to Tuesday, make certain that you completely end it and “wrap things up.” The New Moon will bring you new opportunities and likely new people. But you will not have room for them until you finish what is at hand.

Astraea (law and legal systems) and Hygeia (health and healthcare systems) both entire Scorpio today; we all feel a “shift” in these areas and look back to our insights on Tuesday.  Do note that both of these are in the “too early to tell” period (of the first three degrees of a sign), so be careful about taking action today.

Venus sesquiquadrate Chiron amplifies the urgency regarding healthcare or educational issues (or both).

Your Birthday Today:
Our advice is almost exactly the same as Tuesday: you will also have much of the same good luck as the other Librans, but you will find it by cleaning out and discarding items that are no longer needed. In this process, you can find items (or ideas) that are particularly powerful. “Lean out” your lifestyle and you can prosper. Save as much money as you can. You will encounter surprises. Do not take them too seriously.

For today, we add that you need to focus on communications and transportation and healthcare or educational issues. If you desire to write for a living, this is the year to start that career. Make certain to backup your computers; chances are good you will have some glitches at critical times.


The Moon conjoins Jupiter near Noon CDT, and this is a VERY old Moon. Some of us become a bit “psychic” at this time. If you already have “the gift,” then it will be MASSIVELY amplified at this time and on this day. Make certain to write down what comes to you, even the most fleeting and odd of images. For those anticipating Nanowrimo in November, we suggest you sketch out your characters and plot (at a minimum) at this time if you have not already done so. If you HAVE already done so, then develop it more fully. (Since this is a waning moon, you may have to revise. We STILL recommend you capture these important ideas!)

Sun conjoins Moon (New Moon) about 7 PM CDT and this is a GREAT date night! Some of you will go out on a first date with your life partner tonight. Others may not marry this person but will have a particularly memorable experience. Take pictures, make video, and enjoy it as much as you can.

Venus trines Neptune tomorrow, and we already feel it. That means we CAN be fooled, so do not rush into things just because you think this is “the one.” (They might BE the one, but you will find out more later and will have to consider carefully whether or not to proceed. So, do not OVER-commit on this occasion!)
Most people will have a happy evening, but a glitch might occur about 10:30 PM CDT. (“We told you so.”) Move past it, do not let it ruin your evening, and have fun anyway!

Hygeia and Astraea conjoin today, and the issue involving these two “comes to a head.”  Uranus triundecile recently direct Pluto massively amplifies the importance of the issue and the insights gained from the dispute.  Jupiter sesquiqudrate Pallas produces an undeniable sense of urgency.  It must be solved NOW!  Mars binovile Chiron brings insights; Mars trine Ceres raises issues regarding prosperity (or diet or food supply).  It is a complex and important day with more messages than any single person can enjoy.  And, for many, it is a turning point.

Your Birthday Today:
This might be the best year of your life; it will certainly be one of them. Major new starts come to some, likely most, of you. Some things might seem “too good to be true” and are just that, but mostly you will have an incredible year. Remember to save some of that money! (And, this is THE year to launch that major project, maybe a new business or marriage.)


Read yesterday. However, more glitches occur as we begin to feel (1) Sun quincunx Neptune and (2) Mercury quincunx Uranus; both of these perfect on Sunday. But, you will feel both of them a little on Friday and much more so today. Glitches occur, so take things carefully.

Venus trine Neptune is both the “ultimate feel good aspect” and the “too good to be true aspect.” Have a fun time but do not make any major purchases and do not sign any contracts.

Mercury opposes Chiron. Either educational or healthcare or both sets of issues arise, and chances are good this involves something that happened during Mercury Retrograde in September. You have to deal with it now. Wrap it up and move forward if at all possible.

Neptune sesquiquadrate Vesta brings both confusion and a sense of urgency regarding our traditions and routines today.  Parades are rained out; similar kinds of things happen to other events.

Your Birthday Today:
Keep a journal because this will be one of the oddest years of your life. Some good things, the best of things, are coming your way, and some of the most annoying people or events or both will grace your doorstep as well. Write it all down. If nothing else, it will be an amazing story but it might become the basis of an amazing novel, a bestseller. Track it all. Expect glitches, and just remember that they are part of the story.

2016-06 W26: Forecasts for Week 26 of 2016

2016-06 W26: Forecasts for Week 26 of 2016

June 2016 (Mars Out)

Week 26 (W26)

A Full Moon, quickly followed by the Summer Solstice (entry of the Sun into the sign of Cancer as determined by the “tropical zodiac” used by western astrologers) marks our transition (officially) this week form Spring 2016 into Summer 2016.  This is the last full week of June, 2016, and July 2016 starts late next week.

Sunday June 19th

Some time zones feel Mars quincunx Uranus (Scorpio / Aries) on Saturday (yesterday), and we have mentioned it there.  That aspect perfects for PDT (Pacific) and MDT (Mountain) though quite late in the evening for both.  CDT (Central), EDT (Eastern), UK, and EU have the perfection after midnight (early on Sunday).  Everyone feels it on BOTH days.

Quincunx is an aspect that ties two planets together in signs that do not communicate by element (Fire, Earth, Air or Water) or by “character” (Cardinal, Fixed, or Mutable).  Stated simply, it is communication that is not.  While both parties BELIEVE they understand the position and message of the other, this simply is not true.  So when the “God of War” (planet associated with “energy” in general but especially anger and violence in the more common “low form”) meets with the “Sky God” (associated with wind, storms, lightening, electricity, revolutions, explosions, and surprises), “things” (and people) tend to go boom.  At best, rather unpleasant “misunderstandings” happen.

Lunar aspects (Moon in Sagittarius) activate the ongoing outer planet T-Square (particularly Jupiter and Chiron) over the course of the day.  Today is Father’s Day, and many of us feel like step-children on visitation weekend whether or not that is actually true.

No matter who it is, keep in mind that you may NEVER fully understand each other, and this day, too, shall pass.  A few rare people will actually find a hidden opportunity today.  They are the exception rather than the rule.

Monday June 20th

The Moon opposes the Sun forming a Full Moon, an event that occurs once every 28 days or so.  This one differs in that it comes at the end of Sagittarius (Moon) / Gemini (Sun) marking the second one in those two signs this year.  (That does not happen much and is associated with the more traditional definition of a “blue moon,” something which some say occurred with the previous Full Moon 28 days ago.)

This Full Moon (FM) perfects almost exactly 6 AM CDT (7 AM EDT / 5 AM MDT / 4 AM PDT), and is followed by a short void that ends at 5 til the next hour (4:55 AM / 5:55 AM / 6:55 AM / 7:55 AM).  Mercury opposes Saturn and squares Neptune forming ANOTHER Grand Cross (GC) today.  Sun enters Cancer just past 5:30 PM CDT (adjust for your time zone).  In simple terms, astrologically, this is a BUSY day.

So, we MUST process what happened yesterday (on Sunday, Father’s Day).  Reality kicks us in the teeth, and we must find a way to deal with what is facing us.  The aspects today just will not let us ignore those huge issues any more, and a powerful ending (followed by a similarly powerful beginning) is facing us.

Chiron (health, healing, education, teachers, and mentors) opposite Hygeia (specifically health and healthcare) perfects today, and issues regarding these bubble to the top.  If your Dad was your best friend and mentor, tell him to stay out of the heat today (and this summer) and rest and take care of himself.

Mercury square Neptune is excellent for writing poetry and lyrics, photography and videography, and moments of spiritual insight (but sometimes delusions).  Whatever pain or frustration you feel today, you can achieve benefit via one of these areas (poetry, photography, and similar).  Avoid drugs / alcohol.

Tuesday June 21st

Today is the formal “first day of summer” that many people, including religious authorities, observe.  Needless to say, “it is all over” in many ways by the time today arrives, and we have to shift gears.

Moon in Capricorn can leave some of us in a position where we can be a bit ruthless (particularly earth signs such as Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) and decide that we “must do what must be done.”  Taurus may see an unusual opportunity today, particularly if it involves wrapping up or closing out something.  Most of the rest of us are still reeling from Sunday and Monday.  Today CAN be the most productive day this week for some (many?) of us.  Seize the opportunity for your most critical tasks.

Pallas moves Stationary Retrograde today, and we feel an effect a bit like a Mercury Retrograde.  Today is NOT the day to put that “innovate new idea” into play; chances are good it will backfire.  You can make progress, but you should stick with proven methods and avoid “experiments.”

Wednesday June 22nd

From about 4 AM CDT until 3 PM CDT the Moon is void (v/c) in Capricorn.  That gizmo that you MUST buy at this moment is likely to give you a surprise.  Once I made such a purchase long ago.  The gizmo did, indeed, exactly what I bought it for.  Performed flawlessly, and I thought I had a bargain (and had outsmarted the void moon).  Then I tried to use it for a slightly different purpose, and it performed miserably.  I knew, then, I had been bitten.  It was an important lesson that helped teach me about the void-of-course moon.

So it may go for you today.  If you must buy it, then do so.  Just know that the store will (probably) not permit you to return it, and it may not work in some way that you hope.  Learn the lesson and move forward.

Mercury square Jupiter leads us to spend money unnecessarily, so if the “gizmo” is a “big” purchase then DON’T DO IT.  Mercury quincunx Pluto makes this situation even worse, so if it is a computer, tablet, cell phone, car, motorcycle, bicycle, boat, airplane, or anything remotely similar DON’T DO IT.  That “great price” is the bait.  But, if you must, then see the above part about “learn the lesson and move forward.”

If you can wait until tomorrow, then do so.  More information will come to light, and if you decide to buy it anyway in the face of its flaws at least you will be making a truly “informed” decision.

Juno moves Stationary Direct (SD) today, and trust issues come to the forefront.  In particularly, indiscretions of cheating spouses (or other partners) will tend to be exposed today (or this week).  (Tomorrow may be even worse in this regard.)

Jupiter square Vesta perfects, and we can make foolish expenditures on old traditions that either (a) no one cares about or (b) even if they do care they will not acknowledge your generosity.  Spend your money elsewhere.

Thursday June 23rd

Please re-read yesterday.  Moon forms one quincunx with Venus (love, beauty, sometimes health, purchases, money, finances, art, vanity, women) and later another with Jupiter (law, courts, travel (especially foreign travel), foreign relations and “foreigners,” teachers, professors, higher education, universities, courses, and philandering husbands).  Together, it all forms a very LOOSE “yod” which is the pattern that tells you that you must make a “decision.”

Chances are good this decision is a followup from yesterday, and certain blemishes come to light.  If you are a woman, maybe you discover that “his divorce has not yet been finalized.”  If you are a man (especially if your name is Waylon), you may discover that her name is Lucille and her husband is a police officer with a shotgun collection who is on paid leave from work for using “excessive force” when he killed another guy last week.

Anyway, it is your decision.

Uranus conjoins Ceres, and we see disruptions in “prosperity” (but especially in food supply chains).  Innovations in these areas can also be forthcoming; write down your best ideas today or even the fleeting ones that may not seem as good now as they will later.

Friday June 24th

If you are still intact, if you made it this far through the week and are still alive, we congratulate you!  It really wasn’t THAT bad, was it?  🙂  Today is better, not as good as Tuesday, but better.  Moon moves v/c about 9:45 AM CDT and stays void until 9:30 PM CDT.  This is a great Friday afternoon to take off and play if you can.  If not, try not to do anything too serious; stick to routine and most things should go well.

Jupiter joins the North Node, and we find that hard work done with little or no expectation of return might be the best way to clean up a mess and eliminate bad karma.  Housecleaning during this moon v/c can be a very good idea.  If you have not made amends for past indiscretions, then maybe the time to do that is now.

Saturday June 25th

We WOULD say today is a good day, especially with the incredible power of Jupiter Trine Pluto (seen several times earlier in the past few months and technically perfects tomorrow but you will feel it today), but Mercury (Gemini) is quincunx Mars (Scorpio), and Venus (Cancer) is quincunx Saturn (Sagittarius).  (Please re-read the description of “quincunx” that we provided for Sunday June 19th earlier this week.  Those also perfect tomorrow but you will feel them today!)

So, it is a sideways kind of day with some VERY strong winners (particularly Capricorn, Taurus, and Virgo) and some annoying (and painful) possible losers (likely to be Cancer, Scorpio, Sagittarius, and maybe Gemini).  If you are one of the other five Sun signs, you will need to look to other planets in your personal chart (start with the Moon) to see if you have a personal planet (in this case Moon, Mercury, Venus) in one of those signs.  And, if none of that applies, then stay out of the way and watch the show!

Whether or not you can have a “quiet day” today remains an open question, but some of you may want just that.  Not EVERYONE wants the drama that is swirling about many people today, and sometimes being audience (or at home out of the fray) is the smartest position.

Everything we wrote about today (Saturday) applies to tomorrow (Sunday) as well.