2017-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2017

2017-06 W25: Forecasts for Week 25 of 2017

Summary

This is a busy week, and we recommend that you also check (1) the AstroButterfly monthly summary and (2) our reblogs of forecasts at Weekly Astrology.  The Summer Solstice greets us this week on June 20/21st (depending upon your time zone) and on June 23rd we have a New Moon (in Cancer).  The first part of the week is best spent in cleanup and preparation; the latter part of the week becomes very busy.

We have about a month until Mercury enters its Retrograde Shadow on July 24th, so accomplish the most important tasks now.  We think this period from June 23rd to June 24th is particularly important for “getting things done.”

Sunday June 18th

Moon in Aries is not usually considered a strong position but it can (and does) favor fire signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) and air signs (Libra, Aquarius, Gemini).  Moon is in Aries all day today, opposing Jupiter a bit past noon (and tempting us to overeat, overspend, or overdo in some other way.

The big news is (1) Mercury opposite Saturn which gives us message (or warning) that we need to “pay attention to details” and (2) Sun sextile Uranus which can produce a “surprise” and can sometimes give creatives bright ideas.  (Writers and other communicators prosper.)

Outers are fairly busy.  Perfection of Jupiter square Astaea brings “legal issues” to a boiling point or breaking point today.  Now or never is the message on this.  Saturn binovile Neptune can transform the insights of creatives from “useful” to “genius level.”  Pay attention to even the most fleeting glimpses of the future.

We also have a very “loose” yod in the sky, Jupiter at the apex and Neptune on one leg and Venus on the other.  We face a decision, an important decision, at this time.

Monday June 19th

Sun squares Chiron, turning void until the solstice, and that pre-empts much of the day for many people.  Issues of health, education, mentors or a mix of those rise to the top of the list.  Moon in Aries moves void at 2:40 PM CDT and into Taurus at 4:52 PM CDT (and the “too early to tell” period, sometimes called “sign change boundary,” for the rest of the day).  It is difficult to get things done today, and cleanup and preparation yields the best results.

Mars opposite Hygeia amplifies healthcare issues, making this a particularly difficult day for some people.  Uranus joins Pallas, and bright ideas to solve the problems CAN save the day.  Mars quintile Uranus amplifies the chance of some good ideas.

Tuesday June 20th

Sun enters Cancer at 11:23 PM CDT (and time zones to the west) and 12:23 AM EDT on June 21st (and time zones to the east, including EU / UK).  Everything changes now, but we are entering “Dark of the Moon” and the shift will not be complete until 9:30 PM CDT on June 23rd.  Use the DOTM period to rest and meditate (and see what insights come to you) and “clean house” to prepare for what is coming next.

Outers are complex and difficult to interpret.  But perfection of Jupiter square Pallas bubbles trust issues to the top, and divorce attorneys might be busy today.

Wednesday June 21st

Mercury moves into Cancer, the Summer Solstice point, near 5 AM CDT and Sun / Mercury join at 9:14 AM CDT, producing a profoundly useful window regarding transportation and communication from 8:45 AM CDT until 9:45 AM CDT.  Know what you want in these regards, then ask for it and get it during this window.

Thursday June 22nd

This is the night before the New Moon tomorrow evening, and as some would say (Jonathon Cainer said it when he was alive), “the veil is thin” between “this world and the next.”  Powerful insights can be had, but action other than cleanup and preparation is ill-advised.

Mars semi-square North Node forces us to deal with karmic issues and what we “should” be doing.  Ceres binovile Astraea raises “prosperity” issues in a legal context, giving us a glimpse of the future in these matters.  Watch the financial markets closely today, for they will tell you something important.

Friday June 23rd

The New Moon is this evening, 9:30 PM CDT (and after dark in U.S. time zones except PDT, and early tomorrow morning for UK / EU).  Until then, you have a final window for cleanup or prep before the big shift comes.  And, it is coming.

Mars perfects oppositions to Juno and Astraea, and, again, divorce attorneys can be very busy today.  Furthermore, Thursday / Friday / Saturday may be particularly dangerous to some people.  Be careful and avoid dangerous people, places, and things.

Saturday June 24th

Three things: (1) Venus trine Pluto (very good for passionate sex, if that works for you, or finances and financial review, or sometimes important revelations regarding methods of healing); (2) Mars square Jupiter (everything becomes larger than life, and dangerous “people, places, and things” become amplified in their danger); and (3) Saturn trines Eris, bringing chaos and discord to well established routines, methods, and institutions.  This last, however, ultimately brings much needed change, eventually.

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2017-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2017

2017-06 W24: Forecasts for Week 24 of 2017

The detailed forecasts of last year proved to be too much work for too little traffic.  I am trying something new over the summer (and will keep it if it works): short “fortune cookie” style forecasts.

Sunday June 11th

Moon in Capricorn urges us to slow down and double check our work, but varied aspects throw in additional challenges.  Outer planet aspects confirm this and also remind us to do something nice for someone else.

Monday June 12th

Prelude to a storm with a Capricorn Moon v/c from about 2 PM CDT til about 7 PM CDT.  Stick to routine and no major purchases.  Outers are complex, and some of you may need to attend to an important legal matter today.  (TCB, Take Care of Business)

Tuesday June 13th

Our little “storm” begins, but it definitely FAVORS certain people.  You can tell who fairly quickly.  Moon trines Jupiter (law & legal, higher ed, travel, sometimes career) and squares Neptune (poetry, play, healthcare, dreams, drugs & alcohol); both Outers are standing still, complicating things and requiring a “re-do” later.  If you are favored, seize the moment.  If not, take a rest.  Mercury square Jupiter favors writers, speakers, and anyone dealing with transportation or communication.

Wednesday June 14th

Most of the day the Moon is void, but Jim Shawvan characterizes it as an “Opportunity Period.”  We think he is right, taking into account what we told you yesterday.  (If you were favored yesterday, then you are probably favored today.  If not, stick to routine or take a rest.)

Thursday June 15th

Sun in Gemini ends soon.  If that favors you, then “get things done.”  We are in a waning moon, so “completion” is favored over fresh starts.  Sun opposes Saturn, and that makes today tough except maybe for Saturnine characters (bankers and stern school masters).  Get done what must be done, but stick to routine otherwise.  Creatives can sometimes break the rules here and MAYBE start a new project (poetry, songwriting, photographery, videography, and similar).

Friday June 16th

Neptune stations retrograde, and Mercury perfects a quincunx to Pluto.  “All bets are off” for most people, and particularly people with alcohol / drug problems (or other mental health issues) may reach a breaking point or turning point or “bottom” today (or this weekend).  For the rest of us: stick to routine (except creatives, see yesterday).

Saturday June 17th

Fire and air signs get a reprieve from the recent downpour of water recently some time after 1 PM CDT when Moon enters Aries.  Earth and water better have everything wrapped up by this morning at the latest.  Moon enters last quarter, so this period is mostly about wrapup and cleanup for everyone.

Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)

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Full Moon February 2017 (Lunar Eclipse: Leo Moon + Aquarius Sun)

Headline: In addition to being a Full Moon and Eclipse with a comet (!), this FM has a complex set of patterns, some relatively rare, that bring important opportunities that can be realized if you make the right decisions and form the right alliances.  Additionally, a thief is lurking (might be a time waster or maybe an ACTUAL thief), so be careful!

A few months have past since our last “real” astrology post (other than something I started on Lost Dudeist involving an old cold case murder), and we are overdue to put some of our own work up.  This FM is interesting, with the Moon near the important fixed star of Regulus (i.e. the “Regulator” and associated with kings and royalty and sometimes downfalls) as well as a number of patterns.  We will focus mainly on the charts…

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2016-12 W51: Forecasts for Week 51 of 2016

2016-12 W51: Forecasts for Week 51 of 2016

WEEK 51 (W51) / (EUROPEAN WEEK 50 / W50)

Overview

Close to two months have passed since we were knocked down by computer and internet problems and just decided to take some time off.  In the next few weeks we plan to resurrect this blog and its forecasts.  This is a week that tends to especially affect Martians (athletes, police, and soldiers); they tend to benefit though not always.

Sunday: hard work or the easy way out.  Each has the advantages, and you will be compensated accordingly.  Monday is an odd day with an odd feeling; wrap up issues involving healthcare, education, or both and move forward.  Tuesday has a Full Moon, written about much elsewhere.  This one comes less than a week before Mercury Retrograde station, so expect more weirdness than most FMs.  Tuesday and Wednesday are turning points for some people.

Wednesday the Moon is waning and emotions tend to trump logic, unfortunately.  Wednesday is also important for Martians.  Thursday a conflict emerges between dreams and reality, but the two can be made to work together to accomplish useful results.  Friday brings us practical ideas involving education, healthcare, or both, but it is mostly a day off.  Saturday is very busy but may not accomplish anything.  However, if you can properly focus yourself (and those working with you), then you MIGHT can accomplish something useful.

Sunday

Sun BiSeptiles the North Node, and we catch a glimpse of an important possibility if we are willing to work for it.  Mars is unusually active today and dominates all outer planet activity.  This is a special day for soldiers, police, “agents” and similar.  However, it is not necessarily an easy day for them; even more than others they will have to work and overcome adversity to obtain the gifts that can be had.

Moon (Taurus) forms a yod with Jupiter on one leg and Saturn on the other.  The Jupiter leg is obviously the one most people will tend to pick (which would you rather have (Jupiter) higher ed and luck or Saturn (hard work, difficulties, and tests)), but the Saturn leg is strengthened by the Sun (which joined Saturn yesterday).  So, oddly, this might be a tough call since some people really will want to pick the “hard work” leg of the decision because of the lasting gifts it can bring.

Moon goes void about 10 PM CST, and that does not affect many in the Western Hemisphere.  People in the EU / UK might want to take the evening off, however.  Jim Shawvan sees this window as an “Opportunity Period,” so some of you may find special benefit, particularly if you are an earth sign (Capricorn, Taurus, or Virgo).

Monday

Today is a bit of an odd “sideways” kind of day with Venus semisquare Chiron creating a sense of urgency in matters involving health, education, or both.  Whatever it is you have to get done, wrap it up and move forward.

Mars quadrinoviles Vesta, and we see some fleeting but special insight regarding Martians (police, military, athletes) and traditions.  Hygeia receives aspects from Pluto and Neptune, so BIG changes are coming regarding healthcare.  We might hear about some of those today.

Tuesday

Venus is quincunx the North Node, and this is simply unpleasant with little gain or benefit to anyone.  Vesta trines Astraea, and traditions involving the legal community (Lawyers and Judges in addition to law enforcement) are important today.

Today is a Full Moon (Moon in Gemini and Sun in Sagittarius), and much has been written about it elsewhere.  The FM perfects just past 6 PM CST, a bit past Sunset in the Central time zone where your astrologer is located, and we make decisions involving communications, transportation, truth and lies, law, higher education and long distance travel.  Mercury Retrograde station is only five days away, and we feel it all week this week.  We feel it particularly strongly today and tomorrow.

Wednesday

Although today is another day of urgency, it is also a day of insights.  Pay attention and capture the ideas that come to you.  Again, this is another day that tends to benefit Martians (athletes, police, soldiers).  Surprises happen to those specifically involved with the legal system, and a sense of urgency emerges along with some good ideas.  Write it down.

Moon is in Cancer, so emotions can dominate logic and reason.  The moon is waning now, and Mercury Retrograde is only a few days away.  Expect glitches and misunderstandings.  Double check everything.  Be specific.

Thursday

A struggle between dreams and reality emerges.  Dreams have a bit of an advantage today, though that is not necessarily “good.”  Practical ideas can emerge from dreams, and dreams can be reduced to reality in some cases.  If you write poetry or lyrics, or are a photographer or videographer, then this might be your day.

Moon continues in Cancer until it becomes void about 3:30 PM CST.  Jim Shawvan marks this as an “Opportunity Period” though water signs tend to benefit the most.

Friday

Venus noviles Chiron, and we can receive important and useful ideas or skills regarding education, health, or both.  As we always say, write it down (or otherwise capture the idea).  Pluto noviles Astraea, and similarly useful ideas or insights reveal themselves regarding power struggles or legal matters, likely both.  Again, capture them.  Do note that all of this may be blended together or might be separate.

Moon enters Leo early, about 7 AM CST, but it is not the dominate force today.  We seem to have some relief from lunar intensity after two days in those domains.  That is a relief for many of us.

Saturday

Moon in Leo, not typically the best place for the Moon is hyperactive today after absence yesterday.  Much of it is “much ado about nothing,” the proverbial tempest in the teapot, but it seems important in the moment.  Do what you must, but keep priorities in mind.  Venus septiles North Node and biseptiles Saturn, and this means we can achieve something practical if we are willing to work for it.  Decide what matters to you.

A very loose yod involving the Moon at the apex, Chiron in Pisces (dreams, healthcare, poetry) on one leg and Mercury / Pluto in Capricorn (details and power struggles regarding finances, stocks, bonds, and the corporate world) on the other leg, presents us with a decision between dreams and health versus finances and career.  Choose well.

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)

Overview

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

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.”

Monday

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

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.

Wednesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.”