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.



2016-07 W31: FORECASTS FOR WEEK 31 OF 2016

2016-07 W31: FORECASTS FOR WEEK 31 OF 2016


The last full week of July is likely dominated by the Uranus stationary retrograde (SRx) that perfects Friday afternoon.  We feel it all week, and chances are good we felt it some last week as well.  Surprises, maybe dangerous ones, dominate the week.  Revolutions are attempted but surely fail.  A peppering of quintiles gives us some good ideas, but they will almost certainly need revisions and adjustments.  Write them down and keep them for later.


Venus triseptile Neptune tells us that we can, and should, make life better for someone less fortunate than ourselves.  Lately the septiles / biseptiles / triseptiles have manifested themselves as shooters (and dangerous others) who could have benefitted from a better mental health system or at least a few good friends who might could have let the pressure out of the pressure cooker.  Help someone less fortunate than yourself.  It will likely pay off later.

Saturn quintile Astraea gives someone, maybe several someones, some brilliant ideas about difficult situations in the legal system.  Moon is v/c almost all day, so write these ideas down and save them for later adjustments.


Moon moves into Aries setting the stage for a Grand Fire Trine: Moon/ Uranus in Aries; Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Leo, and Saturn in Sagittarius.  This is a strong day for most people (especially fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) and air signs (Libra, Aquarius, and Gemini) to get things done.  However, oddly, highly traditional tasks (such as traditional police and military ceremonies) tend to have failure due to Vesta being void of course until after 4:18 PM CDT (and then being “too early to tell” for at least a few days).  Mercury biquintile Pluto brings bright ideas; write them down.  Saturn quadrinovile Vesta in the evening brings some bright ideas (or skills) about how to solve the problem encountered earlier with traditions.


Tuesday has TWO biquintiles and Mercury trine Uranus.  This is a day for particularly brilliant ideas, and it especially favors inventors, communicators, and writers of any kind.  This might be the most productive day this week; use it wisely!

However, Tuesday morning has Moon v/c in Aries until 10:37 AM CDT, so postpone action until afternoon or better yet evening.  Do also note that the Moon enters the last quarter and is waning.  Housecleaning tasks and preparation tend to be favored; major launches of new projects will have a tendency to wither on the vine.  The flip side of this is that, sometimes, excellent “deals” can be found from the buyer’s point of view.  When Moon goes into Taurus, start checking for sales this afternoon or on Wednesday.

This evening has the potential of “romantic passion” that is a bit on the wild side.


We already mentioned that you might find an excellent purchase today.  This is also another day that favors writers and communicators though yesterday was a bit stronger for that.  A pair of triseptiles make this yet another “karmic” day, so do try to do something to help someone less fortunate than yourself.  Sometimes just helping someone to be “heard” can make a huge difference.

Mercury in Leo in quincunx Chiron in Pisces, and health and healing issues (or educational issues or both) bubble to the surface.  Misunderstandings happen, and finding a solution simply may not occur until another day.  Persist if you must, but sometimes knowing when to take time off with the intent to return to the issue on a later date can be the smartest approach.


A fixed T-Square (Moon in Taurus; Mercury in Leo; Mars in Scorpio) dominates the morning in North America and the afternoon and early evening in the UK and EU.  People become stubborn and powerful conflicts emerge.  Angry words fly, and the bell cannot be “unrung.”  Watch for the tendency to utter words you might regret later, and watch for dangerous behavior in traffic (might be yours; might be someone else’s).

Astraea, the asteroid associated with law and the legal system, enters Libra today.  Traditionally, Libra is “ruled” by Venus.  Almost all astrologers agree on this.  BUT, Venus “also” rules Taurus.  An argument can easily be made that Venus is more Taurean in nature than Libran, and we can see that Astraea might actually be a “better” ruler of Libra.  Based on these ideas, that means Astraea (law and the legal system) is at home (and VERY powerful) at this point in time.  Expect issues of justice to come to the surface and, surprising in some cases, we might see justice when, in the past, we did not see it before.  Today is a turning point for anyone who needs past wrongs “made right.”


Uranus forms a septile with Pallas, and that is a peculiar “karmic” aspect that involves ideas and bright ideas.  With Uranus Station Retrograde today, bright ideas are on hold.  Write them down if they come to you, but be VERY careful about acting upon them.  The smart thing is to know that not all the information is in, just yet, and that waiting for more information is advised.  Mercury squares Mars, amplifying any disputes that you encountered yesterday or Wednesday.  Avoid dangerous people, places, and things, and avoid being any of those yourself.  Police or military (or lawyers), however, might be particularly effective at this time.  Just understand that, if you are in one of those roles, blood may be shed.  These few days are particularly dangerous.

Also: Mercury is void after 3:49 PM CDT today, and continues void until 1:18 PM CDT tomorrow.  Expect communications and transportation SNAFUs and maybe FUBARs.




This is a messy day that is difficult to predict.  Moon is v/c from just before 7 AM CDT until just after 4 PM CDT (and then enters “too early to tell”).  Pallas trines Juno this evening, and if you love your spouse this is a good time to show it.  In fact, this is a good day to make it clear to anyone who deserves your loyalty.  Speak up.  Mercury is also void until 1:18 PM CDT.  It is far ahead of the Sun and preparing to make its retrograde station in a few weeks in early September.  We suggest that accomplish as much as you can on the days where open windows for accomplishment exist.  Once we reach the retrograde period you will need to look back at what you were doing now and decide whether or not it needs to be changed or re-done.

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