Once again, we are entering Eclipse Season, and it's going to be a blast! For this one, I don't have charts uploaded, so we'll be relying on me doing descriptions for this one. This may change if I get time to create the chart files and upload them. For this Lunar Eclipse, we'll be focusing more on the most exact aspects during the Eclipse.
The Lunar Eclipse itself will take place around 5:26:40 on January 31, 2018. This gives us the most exact Lunar Eclipse aspects at peak intensity, when the eclipse itself should be in its penumbral phase. Keep in mind that a Lunar Eclipse is basically a supercharged Full Moon... and with this being a Blue Moon (More a calendar thing, second Full Moon in a calendar month), and a Super Moon (closest point to Earth, so bigger than normal), this is a rare Lunar Eclipse combination. Honestly, whatever happens with this one, I'm going to say it's going to aspect us for a full year. It's going to be that potent.
Also, a reminder: all planets are direct during this Lunar Eclipse! So this Lunar Eclipse is at even higher intensity for that reason alone. All Direct Planets-Supermoon-Blue Moon-Blood Moon. Wednesday is going to be a blast. Make the most of it!
The primary Lunar Eclipse aspects within the tightest orbs appears to be Lunar Eclipse conjunct Nymphe retrograde and Ceres retrograde, and opposite Industria, itself conjunct the Sun. A weak opposition between the Lunar Eclipse and Venus also exists by about a 5 degree orb. This is going to be an emotionally intense period where we reflect on our home situations, as well as our inner sexual desires, and how our outward industriousness or career aspects play into this.
On a personal note for myself, I just started a new job and am commuting quite a ways to get to and from it, which does not leave me much time at all to deal with any "home" matters or any relationship matters, sexual or otherwise. As eclipse energies are active some ways before the actual event of the eclipse, I've been feeling this build up. This is one brief example how Eclipses can impact us. In my case, the Moon part of the eclipse is in the tail end of my 8th house (Placidus system), and squares my Moon/Chiron in Taurus and my Uranus in Scorpio (effectively a Grand Cross by transit). I'm already feeling the heavy emotional toll from everything and also, frankly, I have no idea where all of this is going to need. Preparing myself to be able to expect the unexpected, as it were. More like, "Expect nothing, be ready for anything. Anything will happen." But enough about me.
As far as the messenger of the gods during this Eclipse... Mercury is literally in the last minute of the last degree of Capricorn, about to enter Aquarius, and that is going to shift our communications and travel heavily. Last degree of Capricorn tells me that we will be impacted emotionally and psychically by news about markets, money, our net worth, our careers (as Capricorn is the 10th sign of the Zodiac and ruled by Saturn, and Aquarius, being the 11th sign, is co-ruled by Saturn and Uranus). Enjoy whatever stability you may have, as I think we are going to see dramatic changes soon.
Beyond the last degree implications of Saturn during this Lunar Eclipse, Mercury conjuncts Kafka (off-sign in Aquarius), quincunxes Kassandra retrograde in Cancer, squares Cupido in Taurus, and semisextiles Pholus. This is a tricky combination. Kafka tells me that we are going to be hearing some interesting and offbeat news for the next several months, and we may not know how that makes us feel. Kassandra in quincunx, we're going to be feeling a nagging feeling that we know something wasn't right, or is about to happen, and yet we keep it to ourselves, not believing that anyone will believe us. Cupido square Mercury? That's a whole other can of worms, where our more lustful desires may hoist us by our own petards if we're not careful. We're not likely to be communicating all that clearly when it comes to said lustful ambitions. And Pholus? Intoxication could lead to some pretty awkward combinations of issues, and likely will be a trigger for some of the incidences that come from Mercury, Kafka, and Cupido. Use your head a bit and you should be OK.
Venus during the Eclipse culmination semisextiles Messalina in Pisces, and quincunxes Buysballot retrograde in Cancer. So Venus has a bit of a water sign interaction here, and we may be feeling a bit hot to trot. the quincunx to Buysballot retrograde seems to indicate that we'll need to "bribe ourselves" to feel like we have something to offer potential suitors. It's very likely more scandals about famous figures buying lust will come to light. (With the Sedna on Algol years happening right now, it's a given). Don't spend more than you feel you should on something that may be just a passing fling. Unless you're into that, then in that case, don't spend too much.
Mars carries quite a bit of interesting energies this Lunar Eclipse cycle. Mars conjuncts Lie and Sphinx, sextiles Swindle, Midas and Academia retrograde, trines Bambi retrograde, and is quincunx Pallas. Forceful deception is going to come to the forefront. I'm going to just say that right now. But with the other aspects, this isn't a bad thing entirely. Swindle, Bambi, and Academia retrograde could bring to a conclusion some form of higher education sex scandal (which we have going on right now with the U.S. Gymnastics fiasco!), and the trine to Bambi suggests that some resolution will come to those who are unable to defend themselves or have been victimized in some way. The quincunx to Pallas, that's the dicey one. Justice may or may not be served, or there could be some miscarriage of justice that doesn't last too terribly long (though any length of time is not good). Make sure all legal paperwork and proceedings are in order, and expect some high impact court cases involving the themes of victimization, compensation, and deception.
Jupiter... not much to say here. Jupiter square Bologna, opposite Lamb, and trine Tyrannosaurus retrograde... This is going to be one of those rough ones where we see deceptions among the more ecclesiastical organizations come out, or among some prestigious companies or institutions. More fleecing of the general public I believe is coming about, but it's not all doom and gloom as Tyrannosaurus retrograde may bring about a retreat of said tyrants from the spiritual and corporate worlds. More downfalls will come, which won't be a bad thing as tyrants don't need to be ruling us, frankly.
Saturn is a fun one for this cycle. Saturn, of course in its home sign of Capricorn, has three sextiles, to Apophis in Pisces, and Toutatis and Typhon in Scorpio. Saturn squares Midas in Libra, and semisextiles Lie and Karma in Sagittarius. Ok, let's start with the good news, the sextiles. Basically, Saturn is apexing a Minor Grand Trine, a more spiritual or introspective version of a Grand Trine, more intellectual, and it's doing this to the asteroids of Destruction on one side, and some major amplification on the other. Saturn in this case may be mitigating some damage from the goings on, and this also means that Toutatis/Typhon are trine Apophis. I would venture to say... don't expect World War III in the next several months or a total financial collapse. That Saturn-Midas square says its not going to be a major picnic regarding our economics, however. Some are going to be judged and found wanting, and I'm going to project that cryptocurrencies will not be the fast fix for a lot of people. Just my initial thought on this. (If I'm wrong, so be it). Lie and Karma in a semisextile tells me that a scandal of some kind, likely related to the abuse of funds, is going to come about. Could be a stock scandal, or insider trading scandal. Maybe a bribery/kickback scandal. Be aboveboard with your financial dealings, and I think you'll be alright. But don 't expect an easy time of it.
Rebellious Uranus has its hands full for the next several months as well, emotionally. Uranus sextiles Nike in Aquarius and Lust retrograde in Gemini, but also quincunxes Dejanira in Scorpio and semisextiles Desdemona and Sedna retrograde (itself on Algol) in Taurus, and semisextiles Chiron in Pisces.. Uranus will bring a flow where we can have some sudden progress in getting goals done, just do those and get those out of the way when you can. Lust retrograde, well, not sure if we're going to see people suddenly join monasteries and convents, but I think some will be turning the more lustful vibes inward in unexpected ways. Maybe sudden Fifty Shades-style kinks? ...Never read the book. No plans to either. Anyways... Uranus quincunx Dejanira is going to bring some sudden and awkward situations where we could find ourselves the target of some unwanted attention, so do be very careful and be aware of your surroundings and who you are around. Not everyone will act predictably, especially in the next few weeks after this eclipse. The semisextiles could bring some sudden wounding or sudden healing, and... Look, I'm going to be honest. It's more likely wounding, so shield yourselves and do not let yourselves get into a position to be betrayed. Desdemona has asteroid number 666, and can symbolize some diabolical energies. Sedna, we are in a dangerous point where we could ultimately betray ourselves and lose our own heads, especially with that dwarf planet on malicious Algol. Be aware and be in control. That's how you can get through this period as far as that's in concerned. And embrace the chaos if you have to. Order is nice, but it doesn't always get the job done.
Neptune, while not directly aspecting a whole lot, could bring trouble. Neptune quincunx both Fortuna retrograde (not to be confused with the Part of Fortune) and Dudu retrograde in Leo, and by a slightly larger orb, the Lunar Eclipse itself!. Dot your I's, cross your T's, and make sure you have all of the facts before going towards major financial ventures. Fortuna and Dudu together suggests some trouble brewing with fortune, and some unscrupulous BS going on. If it's too good to be true, it is. Don't fall for it.
Pluto, thankfully, is a bit low-key as far as number of exact aspects, but still could trigger something interesting. Pluto in Capricorn (yes, same time as Saturn, I know...) semisextiles Bologna and Juno in Aquarius,, which strikes me as deception in partnerships leading to the demise or restructuring of those partnerships. If you've had some problems or some suspicions regarding a partner, you may want to get aboveboard and figure out what's going on... like, now.
Can't forget Chiron. Chiron sextiles Abundantia/Eros/Sedna retrograde, trines Dejanira, squares Lust retrograde, and semisextiles Nike and Uranus. We already covered Uranus-Chiron a bit, but the others bear mentioning. Chiron sextile the Abundantia/Eros/Sedna retrograde forms a minor grand trine (Eros on one side, Abundantia/Sedna on the other), so if you're careful, there could be a small degree of sexual healing. Or at the very least, you may avoid falling victim to a trap. The Chiron-Dejanira trine supports this as well, though as I should point out, human free will can override astrological aspects, whether easy or hard. Be alert. Lust retrograde and Chiron could derail things, so don't let your libido rip you a new one.
That's pretty much where we're at with the Lunar Eclipse. It's a big one. It's intense, it's... I'd go as far as to call it a Hypermoon eclipse, with the all-direct planets and the other qualities of the Full Moon itself, Supermoon and all. This will be one for the record books, and I think we're going to see some significant drama unfold in the next few weeks. I'm not saying head for the hills, but maybe have some popcorn ready (or brace for impact, depending on what side of the movie screen of life you're on). Until next time, cheers.
Time flies when you're trying to get to the fun stuff. Making this another quick one. Wasn't able to get to a weekend report, and hoping to have a full week one (for Tuesday through Sunday) up tomorrow night. Remember that we have the Lunar Eclipse Wednesday on the 31st, so be ready! And here we go!
Monday, we begin overnight with Uranus quincuncx Dejanira around midnight PST. A feeling of not feeling in control of our destinies, maybe some sudden revelations hit us around this time. Maybe some strange dreaming going on here.
2:00 PST brings us to the Moon-Sun quincunx, and we're a couple days away from the Lunar Eclipse as well! So, we're approaching that full moon phase, but we're not quite there yet. And Moon is in Cancer, its home sign, so our emotions are ramping up already. Again, strangeness in dream visions, and maybe some restless sleep if we get any sleep at all. Most of us, I think, will.
As we begin to wake up at 6:00 PST, Moon semisextile Ceres retrograde may make for some rough waking up on the wrong side of the bed. Make sure you have a cup of morning coffee ready if you need it, and try not to bite off the head of loved ones or tear up the house while getting ready for the morning commute.
7:00 PST we get our easy aspect of the day, Moon trine Neptune. Both Moon and Neptune are in their home signs, Moon in Cancer as I mentioned, and Neptune in Pisces, so we've got a flowing kind of watery, emotional, psychic even, energy going on here. It's likely some of us will be waking up from important dream visions, or we could possibly still be feeling dreamy as we begin our days as well. Do be careful not to drive off of a bridge thinking you're flying. More likely though, we may be a little groggy, but also a bit more in mental control at this point. The coffee will help, trust me.
We then proceed to 10:00 PST's Moon conjunct fixed star Sirius, which is a pretty nice aspect to have shine down on us. Business and job matters should go well briefly, which is always welcome on a Monday, and if we were under the weather a bit with all the colds and flu going around, we might be feeling a little bit better. Some may have taken the day off to rest, and with the healing Moon trine Neptune aspect from before, that's not exactly a bad thing.
11:00 PST shows us the Moon semisextile North Node.. We should have a bit more determination, and we may be feeling out whether we're on the right path or not. I think we should be ok at this point.
Hekate retrograde in Cancer opposite Mercury in late Capricorn around Noon PST will bring some interesting conversations and messages about whether we're really following the right path in our lives or not. Hekate was an ancient goddess which specialized in occult matters and crossroads, among other things. Some of these occurrences that make us wonder about the right path or not may be fated encounters, and should not be discounted at this point.
Later on into the afternoon, Mars squares Apophis around 15:00 PST (or 3PM if you prefer). At the same time, we'll have Venus conjunct the South Node, which leads me to believe that we're going to be facing some of our past issues regarding previous jobs, previous relationships, and there could be a risk of derailment or destruction of something in the here and now. We need to keep a cool, level head, and do not swing the torch of bridge burning too wildly, lest you burn down the entire island. Now would be a good time to put the cell phone on silent or vibrate, put on earbuds, and just zone out while you get some work done. If you're doing demolitions for a living, do be careful you've got the explosives in the right place, and plan for navigating around potential accidents. Honestly, may not be a good time to destroy things at all.
17:00 PST brings us the Moon quincunx Juno, and this aspect can play into the previous one's at 15:00 PST involving Mars and Venus and their respective aspects. Do not get into needless arguments with loved ones, and again, just let everyone do their own thing (within reason) and maybe put off unnecessarily dramatic conversations for another day. Maybe after the Lunar Eclipse Wednesday would be good.
Finally, to finish off the night, around 21:00 PST (9:00 PM), we get the Moon trine Jupiter (itself still in Scorpio), and Moon quincunx Kaali (itself in Aquarius). Our emotions are likely to be a little helter-skelter, but at the same time we should be feeling a somewhat stronger assurance that things will work out. It's a good time to take stock in what we do have to be thankful for, and to remember the good in our lives, especially if we're feeling a bit down right around then. Good advice for any time, really, but this is an excellent time to take stock in what's going right for us, not dwell on what's wrong.
So Monday's a bit of a mixed bag, but we've got some good, flowing aspects that will help us get through this day into the nighttime, and it should be a mitigation for the afternoon firestorm of "OMG. WTF." Just get through that rough patch in the afternoon, and I think you'll be alright. Also, again, keep track of what you dreamt of, and if it resonates, incorporate it into yourself. OK, I gotta get some sleep here. Earlier start time at the main job. More height of rush hour. At least I don't see any Mars square Mercury here, so I think I'll be alright. Just will need an extra cup of coffee at work. Cheers.
Another quickie for you all. We do have some more intensity for Friday, so hang on to your hats!
Friday's overnight hours begin at midnight PST (UTC -08:00, naturally) with the Moon opposite Dejanira, so do make sure you are not feeling like a victim of circumstance. If you were still awake, you might have felt somewhat entrapped. Soon after at 1AM PST, we have Uranus semisextile the Moon, which triggers some sudden changes, sudden moves, and considering I just stayed up late and helped a friend with a small project, let's add sudden breakthroughs to that list! Make sure you note what you were dreaming about last night when you read this. 2AM PST brings the Moon conjunct Sedna retrograde and Moon sextile Chiron, so do note any dream visions about overcoming betrayals, or self-betrayal as the case may be too.
At around 4AM PST, this is when it gets a little dicey. Moon conjunct fixed star Algol, so don't lose your head for the next few hours. Keep a tab on your feelings and dreams about this time as well. "What did you dream about" is the more operative question, actually. At any rate, a couple hours later we see Moon sextile Hekate retrograde and square Apophis. Honestly, the Moon's been hitting quite a few of these strange asteroids lately, so do bear in mind inspirations and visions and feelings of overcoming inner doubts and finding your path. Just know that you'll have to discard something or destroy something to get to where you need to go. Not all destruction is bad, but sometimes it can be a little painful.
At 8AM PST, we've got Hekate retrograde quincunx Apophis. Whatever you're trying to eliminate is going to fight back a little bit, but it's not the most major of aspects. Might be something benign, but it shouldn't be discounted. 9AM PST brings us Lucifer semisextile Nessus, so try to remember other people's feelings around this time too. Some of us will be commuting or on the road, or maybe in some sort of meeting? Take a few deep breaths and sip, don't chug, the coffee. I'll consider this a mental note for myself, as I do love my coffee.
10AM PST brings us the first of the major aspects of the day: Moon opposite Mars, and at the same time Moon quincunx Pholus, just as Moon crosses into Gemini! Keep a clear head and watch out for psychic land mines, as it's very easy to be at odds with people you're working with, or close to, or in close proximity to. Bite your lip, as it's very easy to unleash some biting scorn right now.
At 1PM PST, we've got Mars semisextile Pholus, while simultaneously Pallas semisextiles the Moon, so we're likely to be feeling a bit under the influence of power or our own might, and this could bring some interactions with authority figures. Be cognizant and be wise, and try not to take things personal. Watch out for people on power trips. 2PM PST tells me that if anyone was on a power trip around lunchtime, Moon opposite Karma will probably send a signal of "not so fast" to some of those people. A little snap back to reality for a few.
3PM PST is another window of opportunity for cosmic shenanigans when trickster Eris squares Mercury. Expect unexpected messages, and if you're trying to leave early to beat rush hour? Forget about it. Just expect the unexpected and don't expect people to be talking sense, or driving sensibly. Makes me think I should move closer to my new job...
5PM PST is about the time we have another sorta-major aspect with Moon quincunx Saturn. The taskmaster and disciplinarian of the solar system is going to be at odds with how we feel about things and we might be going into the weekend wondering why we even put up with some of the structures and schedules we do. Probably a good deal of wishing we had more time to deal with everything as well...
As we head into the evening at 7PM PST, we'll get a little bit of an asteroid and lunar T-Square with Moon square Nessus at the same time the Moon opposes Vesta. When we have Nessus apexing this configuration, we have a good chance that we're feeling that we know the answers, that we know what is our truth and our inner flame, and we're going to be feeling a bit high and mighty about it, obsessive even, to the point of bludgeoning it into other people's heads as to how things are. Don't do that. Nessus can bring out our abusive sides, and it's better to convince others of what our inner truth is when we're not belittling them.
8PM PST has more discordant energy with Ceres retrograde quincunx Neptune, but at the same time Moon trines Lucifer. We're going to be under some illusions that our home lives may not be all that bad when there's marked room for improvement, or maybe we want to ditch and start over somewhere because we feel we can do much better elsewhere. Quincunxes are a bit of a strange, awkward aspect, so it's possible both are correct at the same time. Not saying we have a Schroedinger paradox here, but maybe the grass is slightly greener on the other side. Especially true if your side of the fence has you sitting on a cactus. Make sure you have all of your ducks in a row when you act on this, because a quincunx to Neptune can bring some illusory and false qualities to things, especially with Ceres on the homefront.
Finally, to finish off Friday, we've got the Moon trine the Sun. Now, keep in mind, we're approaching Lunar Eclipse time! The Moon is gearing up, and the flowing energy of the trine to the Sun should bring us a bit of relief and a fun or, at the very least, relaxing if not lazy Friday night. A good time to stay in or just go see a movie, and keep things low key.
There you have it, we have a great deal of intensity throughout the day, and by the time night comes, we've got some illusions we have to deal with, and then a chance to relax finally. Take advantage of the rest, because next week ramps things up a lot. Bedtime for me now. Maybe next week I'll finally have my schedule all sorted out, and maybe I can post this before midnight PST for once. Later!
This will be a quickie. I'm way short on time tonight. Wednesday's Mercury conjunct Pluto certainly manifested as a commute from hell with a major accident in the toll lanes on the Seattle eastside 405. Consider that a potential example of travel being affected, in conjunction with that... conjunction. Anyways, enough about my commute.
Thursday is actually going to be a quickie as I'm not seeing too many of the tightest aspects for today. Granted, yesterday's Mercury square Pluto is still active, so be wary of travel delays for today and tomorrow. We may have some mitigation though, as we also have Jupiter sextile Mercury (~3:00 PST), which will then be followed in the early morning hours as well with Moon sextile Neptune (~4:00 PST). Jupiter and Mercury will bring a bit of ease of messages and signs from above, I would think, as well as insulate against some of the other misfortunes that can sometimes accompany Mercury and Pluto's conjunction. Moon sextile Neptune should bring some interesting dream visions that we might be recalling about the time we read this article. Just watch out for Moon square Ceres retrograde around 5:00 PST. Could be something as benign as stealing the covers from your spouse, or maybe some loud snoring? Just a couple examples.
As we get into the morning commute, Moon in Taurus squares the Nodes around 8:00 PST. We could be in for some rough feelings this morning. Maybe some confusion as to whether we left the stove on or something of that magnitude. Try to keep your bearings.
Sun semisextile Nessus (~10:00 PST) may trigger a clash of egos, where our will is at odds or conflicts or even simply intersects with the driving will of someone else. Soon after at 11:00 PST, we see the Moon conjunct Destinn and Moon square Juno. There could be some rough messages with some loved ones that lead to a make or break decision. Whatever happens may happen, but there are some mitigating factors. Again, though Destinn implies "destiny", we do have free will as humans. We can make alternate choices that improve our situation. They're not always that obvious though...
Moon trine Pluto (16:00 PST) may lead us to that alternate outcome, as we can feel our way through the changing situation, and perhaps take charge of it somewhat. But do choose your words and watch your feelings carefully, as Moon square Kaali near 17:00 PST (I'm using 24 hour time, so 5:00 PM) will amplify these harsh feelings considerably. 18:00 PST brings us Moon opposite Jupiter, where we feel at odds with our greater destiny, and we may start wondering if what we're going through today is really worth the trouble. Don't lose faith. A message or a walk or drive somewhere nice might be in order when Moon trines Mercury at 19:00 PST. Maybe a slightly easier commute, or maybe we just handle the road rage just a little bit more gently than normal. I'd recommend a short jog at a gym or just stop off somewhere to chill out, and consider some sort of blessings that you might have. It's not all gloom and shadows after all, even in the Pacific Northwest (where we're getting rain).
Finally, we end the day with Destinn square Juno around 21:00 PST. Take it easy on the homefront, and be diplomatic with your loved ones, as they've had a rough day of it too. I can almost guarantee it.
This is going to be a rough day, I'm not going to lie. But there's some mitigation as we could see. I hope the general hours (at least in PST, which is UTC minus 8 hours) will act as a greater guideline for forecasting what influences may show up today. Take it easy, and watch out for roadblocks, as we're probably jsut not going to feel like we're making much progress today. Rome wasn't built in a day. It wasn't torn down in a day either. Get building.
We're midway through the week, and it's been quite a week, hasn't it? Today is going to be a big one for us all, and it's make or break time. We've got some asteroid love and not-so-love going on, but don't let that fool you: asteroids aren't the main theme of the day. Communication and decisive destiny is key. As always, I go through and look at when the aspects are most exact.
Bear in mind that the aspects are generally active throughout the entirety of the day. The possible exception is that of Moon-to-asteroid interactions due to the quick movement of the Moon through the zodiac, and the minor, subtle influence of the asteroids themselves. Asteroids are smaller than, say, Mercury, so this makes sense. With that out of the way...
Wednesday begins in the overnight hours with Vesta sextile Sun. Not much to say here at this time of the day except for a setup for us recharging through the night and holding true to ourselves when we wake up. We'll also have Moon square Hekate retrograde as well, and with Hekate in Cancer right now, we're bound to have some deep dream visions that may either be disturbing or jarring. Make a note of what those dreams are if you can remember them. A dream journal might be a good idea. To finish off the sleepy hours, Moon will also trine Pholus, and Pholus has just entered Capricorn. A good chance we'll awaken with a bit of sober vision and renewed resolve on what we need to do to build up on our foundations. This will also be about the time the Moon enters Taurus, so what makes us feel comfortable, fed, and secure will be in the back of our mind for the rest of the day in some form.
Going into commute time (assuming you're on the U.S. West Coast and have a typical 9-5-ish schedule), Moon conjunct Pallas helps us know our worth, and we're more likely to be making some pragmatic and sound decisions based on some level of wisdom, rather than pie-in-the-sky fantasy. Make use of that minor wisdom, as Moon quincunxes Karma soon after, and there could be some lack of rhyme or reason where we question what's going on with us. We'll be wondering if we're really getting what we deserve, or if we are experiencing penance for something we did or didn't do... or if an unexpected bonus happened and we can't figure out why we're deserving of it. Maybe. Karma's a strange beast.
Nearing lunchtime, Mercury semisextile Kaali sharpens our tongues and increases our aggressive driving slightly, so be careful. Apophis semisextile Chiron at the same time could lead to some minor aggravations and fender benders, or maybe some sudden demolishing of something that was bothering us? Sort of like the rabbit pulling the thorn out of the lion's paw. A little further into the PST noontime hours, we start getting our major aspect of the day: Mercury conjunct Pluto. Messages and communications will be decisive, and we will receive definite yeses and nos at this time. Not to mention some will travel and have a decisive journey, some making their destination one way or another. May not be the destination we were expecting, but it will come. Black Moon Lilith semisextile Venus at the same time brings some hidden focus to something we desire, be it looks, money, our job, the prospective date, and chances are what happens at midday will shape things for a good while to come. Consider this a buildup to the Lunar Eclipse coming next week.
Into the afternoon hours, Moon quincunxes Vesta and squares the Sun/Lucifer conjunction. Pride comes before a fall, so if you were feeling all high and mighty and not deservingly so, you will be brought back down to Earth faster than Icarus with a pair of candle wax wings. Check the ego. Sun conjunct Lucifer is pride personified, and this is legacy time. With the Moon configuration, it can be the breaking of legacies.
A little further on, Sedna retrograde square Apophis while Moon sextiles Nessus could bring to light further undoing in another scandal, most likely of a sexual nature, most likely a male figure. Don't be surprised if someone else we thought untouchable crashes and burns today, or if more allegations come to light against someone already under fire. The cosmic wheel isn't done running roughshod over the old structure quite yet, and with Sedna conjunct Algol for the next few years, a reminder is in order, the old structure is going away. It'll just take time and won't be painless. Stand firm and hold fast, justice will come.
Into the evening hours and into the night, Pluto semisextile Kaali will bring amplification to those conversations and messages from before, triggering some potentially heated discussions on the way home or in the watering holes later on. Somebody will face the music.
Finally, to finish off Wednesday, the Moon trine Black Moon Lilith brings forth intuitive insight and preps us for the dream visions to come (or perhaps induced visions if we're under the influence of a drink or two, but do be careful what the "spirits" bring (they don't call liquor that for nothing)). Finally, Moon square Venus highlights some doubts we have about whether we're really going after what we want, and will bring our insecurities to the forefront. Trust in yourself to make the right choice, but don't make hasty ones before going to bed. Making a list to consider the following day is advised if you can't quite get things off of your mind if you want to save your sanity tonight.
In summary, Wednesday has a good bit of intensity and we're going to decisively talk our way into or out of our destiny, one way or another. Let's try not to dwell on whether we made the right choices today or not, as eating ourselves up will only hasten ruin. Sometimes I lose faith too, but then again, when it comes to this sort of stuff, I tend to speak to a bunch of choirs sometimes. Maybe I'm not. You decide. Let's decide to further our futures the way we want to live them.
About that weekly... On second thought, I may not get to the weekly this week either. However, I can at least give you another daily report for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018. The commute, plus the events of this day (A death in the family, and the whole "grass is greener on the other side..." thing. Yeah. It's been a day. The passing, however, was expected as he was ailing for quite some time). Anyways. Enough about that. If I seem a little bit out of it today, you know why.
Again, I base these off of PST (Seattle Time), which is UTC -8 hours. Make adjustments accordingly.
Tuesday, we begin the overnight hours with the Moon trine Ceres retrograde. We can feel a bit more at ease in our homes, and maybe recharge a bit. A time where our own role in the home is highlighted as Ceres retrograde brings about some home revisions, and reexaminations on how we conduct our more private matters. A little bit later, the Moon will also exactly trine the North Node, which brings us some fated recovery. Moon sextile Juno a couple hours after that eases our overnight feelings of security with our partners, or maybe ourselves if single. Moon semisextile Destinn may bring some dream visions about our greater destiny as well before waking, or maybe epiphanies come in the shower as how to better advance our greater destinies, maybe in the shower for early risers.
Going into the workday, Vesta semisextile Saturn could make for some interesting developments and perhaps commutes. Watch out for speed traps is the thought I have with this one more than anything else, but also there could be some early morning developments in the law and legal front. Moon square Mercury also further bolsters the warning against getting complacent if you don't want to get pulled over for something dumb. This could also imply accidents, so do take care when traveling. Still later on in the morning, Moon sextile Kaali amplifies our emotional state and attunes us slightly better to our inner voice. Be very aware of what that inner voice is telling you, and make sure it's actually yours, as shortly after that sextile, Moon will square Pluto, and that can spell all sorts of discord and harsh reality checks. Perhaps that new beginning from the day before may have that "grass was greener from the other side" feel.
Into the afternoon, Hekate retrograde trine Mars can bring forth inspiration for us to take action finding our inner path. Take note of what signs you see, as divinity or whatever you believe in may be trying to suggest a course of action. Or it could be something from the underworld. Pause and make sure it's the right course of action before deciding anything. Especially as soon after this, Moon conjunct Eris will bring forth some discordant feelings in our state of affairs. Saturn semisextile Sun and Moon quincunx Dejanira signal another aspect to this transit where we feel like the victim of our own emotions, but we can't be certain whether we've restricted ourselves somehow, or if we're just feeling vulnerable for vulnerability's sake.
Entering the nighttime hours, The Moon conjuncts Uranus and sextiles Apophis, while also semisextiling Chiron and Sedna retrograde on Algol. Truthfully, this sounds like a point where we're going to decide to take action suddenly and ditch something that's been bothering or hobbling us, yet at the same time we must be wary not to sabotage ourselves in the process. No sense in throwing out the baby with the bathwater, after all. To finish off Tuesday, Uranus sextile Apophis aids in completing this demoliton of something not good for us.
Long story short, Tuesday is a day where we'll feel uneasy about the way the week is progressing so far, and we'll be taking stock in what we've gained, but also what we seem to have not gained and what we've lost. It's better to focus on what lies ahead, because looking backwards too much won't get us anywhere. And if you're walking backwards looking at the past, you're not looking at what the future will bring. Really, it's time to take decisive action and make the decision to go towards what we want, because in the end, the destination isn't going to come to us. We've got to go towards it, and sometimes we've just got to get pissed off enough to make the decision to go after it. Complacency brings stagnation. Stagnation brings demise. Don't wallow in demise. And this is where I leave off tonight. Cheers.
It's been a bit of a stretch without me having put up an astrological article here, what with my recent move (temporary, anyways), and with me starting a new job in the morning and the other various tasks I've had to sort out, I haven't had much time to do much of anything with this blog. Not really fair to everyone who's been depending on my forecasts, and at the same time, I need to try to get some sleep for this new job and the lengthy commute for the first day (as I have to report earlier than I normally would... I think. Anyways.) So, this week, Monday will be its own report as that's the only day I can really forecast with the little time I have. The weekly will have to be done tomorrow. Let's dive into Monday's shenanigans.
Monday begins overnight with Mercury conjunct Vega, which can bring to light some suspicions and ambitions coming to naught. Fitting as I'm writing this article about right now as Mercury is hitting that, and I've had quite a few delays in some of my tasks. Eris quincunx Dejanira also joins this, which can be a bit of an awkward mix where we might be sowing our own discord. We may see a bit of really strange dreams with this energy, so do take note of the dream visions you had overnight.
Moon proceeds overnight to trine Karma and sextile the Sun, which should point us in the dreamscape to a bit of direction to the right path, or feeling that we're on the right path. We do also need to watch out for Moon square Saturn as we're waking up, which can point to us questioning those feelings of being on the right path. It's very easy to not be in the best of moods with this energy, especially depending on our own individual placements, but Moon sextiling Lucifer around the same time may point to some assuredness that we're capable of taking care of ourselves. The sextile will help dampen a little bit of the excessive pride, I feel, so we're more likely to see things objectively. The Moon square to Saturn is more powerful, so the uneasiness will continue on for most of the morning.
Later on in the morning, we'll have Moon sextile Venus, which should be a healthy boost for new beginnings, as Venus is in Aquarius right now, and Moon in Aries will be bringing us quite a bit of intense energy. Things will progress quite rapidly. Let's just not get in over our head and jump to conclusions with Moon semisextile Nessus at the same time.
Going into the evening hours (PST), Moon square Black Moon Lilith points to some potentially fated and vexing positions and situations, so do be aware and try not to let things get the best of you. A few hours later during the evening into night, Dejanira square Apophis could manifest in situations where we need to be very aware of our surroundings, and be wary of downfalls and actors seeking to destroy us.
Finally, into the night, Moon semisextile Neptune will trigger some mental gymnastics, and we'll be seeing some intriguing dream visions overnight as well. Again, take note of our dream visions during this time.
That's pretty much Monday in a nutshell. To be honest, I think maybe I'll try to do some dailies (which I hope to expand on weekly forecasts as well), as I think this will allow me to expand on what's going on in the cosmos as we experience it here on Earth. At any rate, it's a day of new beginnings, and a day of getting things done. Just be aware, and you should be relatively alright. I can't promise unscathed, because believe me, I'm not unscathed with everything going on. Take care, everyone.
Hey everyone. Thought I'd post a quick update on what's going on here at Phoenixia Astrology since I've been a bit AWOL lately.
As you can see, I did not make it to the January forecast or the last couple of weekly reports. As it turns out, I've been forced to do a bit of a migration while seeking another job. The good news is, I have an offer on the table. The downside is the commute (for now). The downside hits a little harder as it will give me a little less time to do these reports for the moment, but this should be rectified pretty soon.
Another reason for delays is that I've been working on a method and system on my end that should make writing these reports and doing readings a lot easier for me in the long term. And the less time I have to take to do analysis while at the same time improving the quality of that analysis, the better the reports I can give to you readers out there! So I haven't abandoned anything here, it's just the outside-of-blogging world has gotten a bit busy on my end. And with Venus/Sun/Pluto all hitting my Antivertex directly the last couple of days, I've had quite a bit of life-changing energy and events hitting me all at once. But it's looking up.
How has Sun/Venus/Pluto been treating everyone else? At any rate, I'll be a bit more regular again soon. Until then, keep abreast of events and transits, and keep shooting for the best outcomes, no matter how hard the aspect!
Apologies for the lateness of this report and a couple missed days. I took a little time off for the holidays this weekend and to recharge a bit, so hopefully you will all understand. Anyways, this is the last weekly report for 2017 (or what's left of the week, so it's effectively an extended weekend report), and some intense energies to finish out the year. Let's get on with it.
Thursday starts out with a big Moon trine to Saturn, which should help restore some discipline and our sense of duty just slightly. We follow up with Moon trine Venus (which itself is now in Capricorn), which will also bolster our easier feelings about what we desire, how we earn money, and relations to others. We should be aware of the Moon squaring Juno and sextiling Nessus in the morning as well, so things might be a little edgy on the homefront, but we can smooth a few things over and not get too uptight or obsessed about what's going on. As the morning progresses, Moon trine Sun and square Kaali will help us proceed with our goals a bit more and get us further to completion of whatever we've set in motion since the last New Moon (which I've yet to look at in depth, so bear with me).
As we go futher into the evening, Venus sextile Nessus will ease up some obsessive aspects and possibly act as a mitigation against some of the more unpleasant sides of relationships. Moon sextile Neptune about the same time will help us relax and bring to us some early dream visions most likely. As we proceed into the overnight hours, Venus semisextile Juno and Uranus semisextile Chiron will serve to trigger some deep conversations about how we're relating to others and our loved ones, as well as what we need to do to push forward and heal some past hurts. Keep in mind that Uranus is slowing down and is almost station direct (and will go direct on Janurary 2nd), so this is a "get ready to go" signal. Finally, Destinn conjunct the Moon and Moon opposing Dejanira will bring to light some issues of how we've been kept down and it's basically a destined point of us coming to this realization. Mercury trine the North Node at the same time may serve to allow us to convey this and finally come up with or enact a plan of action to override this.
Friday overnight, we'll have some disconcordant energies that will probably bring us to a crisis point and most likely affect our dream state. Moon squaring the Nodes way early in the morning while quincunxing Mercury will bring us to a point mentally and emotionally that the realizations (which I mentioned for Thursday)aren't the most pleasant ones. Moon will oppose Jupiter and then square Ceres soon after, so we're likely to be feeling a crisis point with home matters and long term abundance. Could be wondering how you're going to make rent going into the New Year as one example. Fortunately, we have Moon trining Pluto soon after this, which will ease the pressure a bit and if we're fortunate, we'll have an insight as to how to sidestep the problem.
Starting the work morning on Friday (based on Pacific Time), Venus conjunct Black Moon Lilith will bring an otherworldly drive towards what we're valuing in terms of romance and whatever jobs or projects we're doing. Use this energy to your advantage and finish up some important tasks. Moon trine Apophis and Lucifer later will allow us to endure and dial down any disruptions and get through the noontime (PST) hours, and maybe help us sidestep some of the more bragodocious bunch. Be diplomatic where you need to, as Moon soon semisextiles Eris, triggering a little bit of chaos. Try to keep your head. Moon opposing Karma soon after and a couple hours later, Moon semisextile Uranus could bring a bit more disruption, and we might have to swallow a bitter pill if we didn't get our ducks in a row... or a sweet pill if we did. Moon sextile Chiron should lean this point in time more towards the sweet pill. Going into the nighttime hours, Moon conjunct Sedna and Algol can make us feel way uneasy about our suspicions, and we could lose our cool if we're not careful... potentially even accusing others of betrayal whether real or imagined. Check your facts before pointing fingers Friday. Moon quincunx Pholus going into the overnight hours soon after this suggests we watch how hard we party Friday.
Saturday overnight gives us Pallas semisextile Sedna, so given the nighttime in Friday aspects, you really just should take a taxi home if you had too much, as justice can come down on you hard. Eris square Lucifer and Apophis around the same time, this is a time where people who overestimate their capabilities will hoist themselves by their own petards and take others with them. Do not drink and drive this weekend. Shouldn't do that anyways, but the chances of consequences are highly elevated this weekend! And checkpoints, most likely too, especially as it's New Year's weekend! Save yourself the trouble. Jupiter semisextile Mercury a little after this also further screams law enforcement and transportation. I'm strangely specific with this but that's what I'm feeling.
Going further into Saturday morning, the Moon, now in Gemini, quincunxes Black Moon Lilith and Venus, a discordant set of aspects that will make for some iffy encounters with others, particularly women and possibly occult encounters. Moon trine Juno might smooth this over a bit when it comes to our loved ones and significant others, but don't expect this to be a normal day. Later on in the afternoon, Sun semnisextile Kaali will serve to amplify our ego and bring some fated events. Moon quincunx Sun around the same time while the Moon also trines Kaali will further amplify this. We might feel a bit stronger, but the events just aren't going to go the way you might expect. Allow for variances in your Saturday plans. Going into the overnight hour, Destinn opposite Mars will probably trigger some airing of grievances or force open some challenges that we'll have to overcome.
Sunday is New Year's Eve day, of course, so this is already going to be an intense day just for the calendar alone. Overnight Dejanira square the Nodes is definitely a warning to be aware of your surroundings throughout the entire day. Watch your drinks like a hawk if you celebrate that way. Moon sextile the North Node at the same time as the Dejanira aspect will give us some insights to consider this, so we should be ok most likely. The Moon quincunxes Dejanira at the same time as well, so some heavy Dejanira going on here. It's the victimhood asteroid, so be aware and don't be caught off-guard, and you should be OK. Very early in the morning (PST), Ceres trine Mercury and Ceres sextile the Moon should bring us safely home if we stayed out late, or some safety at home if we stayed in or got back earlier. As we approach the evening hours, Uranus sextile the Moon while the Moon squares Chiron should make for some interesting energies... don't expect everything to go to plan, and watch out for some sudden upsets, but they shouldn't be too severe. As we approach the ball dropping, Uranus quincunx Karma and Moon opposite Pholus will bring some unexpected resolutions to events that have been going on in our lives, and the Moon-Pholus aspect, well, it's very likely the revelry of the night will catch up to us somehow and probably influence some questionable, and maybe fun for some, decisions. And then, the new year begins on the Pacific Coast and overnight going into New Year's Day, Uranus semisextile Chiron should bring some sudden resolutions to some of what's been ailing us (or if we're not careful, sudden inflictions of wounds, so be careful).
And there we have it. 2017 ends with a bang, and it's definitely a time to be cautiously optimistic. Party smart, party hard, and don't get caught up in foolish shenanigans. Be safe, have a good time, and may this hell of a year end on a positive note.
After a week of some partial respites, we are heading into another major powerhouse week. We're starting off with one massive bang, and we've got more bangs coming. Massive, massive, massive, MASSIVE shifts are ahead, and we start off the week with one of the largest ones. Not just the Moon, but Saturn and Mercury are big news this week. Let's get started.
Monday, to begin with, comes directly after the New Moon in Sagittarius... on Galactic Center! This lunar cycle is incredibly potent, and what comes the day after is another shift, and we'll get to that in a moment... We open with a powerhouse plethora of aspects as the clock struck midnight (Pacific Time). So we had the New Moon... we also have the New Moon quincunx Sedna on Algol, which is definitely something to consider in our relations with others for not just today, but the entirety of the Lunar cycle. Betrayals and how we handle them will be very much in focus. This goes hand in hand with Ceres quincunx Pluto to bring some discord into the homefront, and we also have North Node trine Mercury and square Vesta. While we'll have some easier communications with others, what is being communicated may make us question what we've held dear thus far. As we proceed into the day, the Moon will make a direct conjunction to Saturn which will serve to either dampen or stabilize some of our emotions. We may even be able to look at what's going on right now a little more objectively. Later on in the afternoon, Jupiter semisextile Mercury retrograde will likely trigger some much-needed communications with others, perhaps a boss figure. Keep a tab on your inner feelings as the Moon crosses over Black Moon Lilith. Some of those uneasy feelings may be coming to you for a reason. Into the evening, Mars sextile Moon will give us a nice boost of energy to finish up the tasks of the day. We end with Moon conjunct Apophis, where we may reflect on what we need to let go of or what we have lost.
Tuesday ramps up the energies as we have Moon sextile Neptune, which may help us understand our dream visions from overnight. We'll also have Jupiter sextile the Moon around mid-day and Mercury semisextile the Moon as well. This should bolster us with some flashes of insight, and allow us to harnes some energy to get through the later part of this day. Moon will also cross fixed star Vega around this time as well, and this could be a good time to hear some news about retirement plans and pensions... but it could also convey some hard messages from ill-intent from others. Watch out for scandals, especially as Moon will conjunct Lucifer a little later on. Someone notable is likely to be hoisted by their own petard on Tuesday. Later on into the evening, Pluto conjunct Moon will prime us for knowing what we need to get rid of to move forward, for the betterment of our emotional health. Note this very well, because shortly after, Saturn's time in Sagittarius comes to an end. Saturn crosses into Capricorn, its home sign early Tuesday night (Pacific Time). This will be the peak of the monumental shift in energies we have been feeling for a while, and Saturn will stay in Capricorn for the next couple of years before crossing into Aquarius, another sign it co-rules with Uranus. We don't have to worry about that yet, though. What it does mean is, Tuesday is the beginning of four to five years of Saturnian overdrive. Get ready.
Wednesday does not let up, as we begin with Sun conjunct Pholus and Eris square Moon. We may be feeling a bit intoxicated or blurry-eyed through much of the day, so be on guard. Moon sextiles Chiron at the same time Venus semisextiles the Moon, which brings us Venus square Chiron around the same time as well on Wednesday. Venus also has a trine from Uranus and Uranus squaring the Moon about the same time as all of this, well... we're going to be dealing with some intricate emotional wounds, and while the solutions for getting past the hurts will be apparent, they will not be easy. But there is some potential for sudden shifts in fortune that may get us past this period in time. Sun and later on Saturn semisextile the Moon will act as a catalyst going into the evening for some reflection on moving on with our plans and our lives. Keep in mind, Mercury is all but motionless, so if it's a new venture, may want to wait a couple days before we're sure we can move forward. Going into the nighttime, Pluto conjunct Lucifer will bring us to the heights and lows of hubris. Don't be a bigger asshole than you need to be. Fortunately, Moon conjunct Juno can mitigate this somewhat and give a bit of a nice touch to nighttime dreamtime with loved ones.
Thursday ramps up some more energy further than we may be ready for, as the Sun will follow Saturn into Capricorn and will also be conjuncting it tightly throughout the day. Discipline and structure, and how we keep things together will be a focus throughout much of the day. Early on in the day, Moon conjunct Kaali will be amplifying our feelings, defintely during the morning commute as well. Give yourself a few extra minutes to deal with the road rage that might be out and about there. Early in the workday, we'll also be dealing with Mars squaring the Moon. Be mindful of heightened tensions. Into the afternoon, Ceres square Vesta could bring some discord and conflict between our home life and some institutions that demand structure, such as church or the legal system, as possiblities. Saturn and Sun conjuncting tightest about this time as well will ramp up the enforced structural considerations, so don't be surprised if you're held up by some bureaucratic red tape as you're trying to square things away at work. Dejanira square the Moon a little bit after this may show that we're probably a little demoralized and feel impotent after the events of this day. But improvements are coming. Mercury sextile the Moon should give us a little bit of an outlet to vent if we need to, and likely be understood more than normal.
Friday could be a bit of a mixed bag, and brings us more shifts. More shifts than I initially realized. Jupiter squaring the Moon could make for some troubling dream visions, so be ready for anything. Moon will also cross the South Node, so we'll be finding ourself reminiscing more about the past. Almost appropriate for the leadup to Christmas Day, if you're fond of such holiday memories. Maybe it's not fondness? Anyways, we'll also be seeing Ceres opposite Moon about the same time with the Node crossing, which could be problematic. Try not to make any sudden text messages to your significant others without giving what you say some serious thought, as Mercury is stationary at this point... and around the end of the workday on the West Coast of the U.S., Mercury will finally end its retrograde period and go direct! All those plans of starting new things you were waiting on? Now we can go forward. Just keep in mind that Mercury will still be relatively motionless for a day or two while it gets going, and will still be in post-retrograde shadow, so you're bound to see a few hiccups here and there. later on in the evening, we will also see Venus conjunct the Galactic Center, so job and romance and artsy themes will be very prominent on this day. Fitting, as on my personal front, my last day at my current job is this Friday. Don't really want to leave, but not being given the choice as I write this. Probably more time for me to expand Phoenixia Astrology more, so stay tuned! Anyways, as we go deeper into the night, Uranus and Pallas sextile the Moon, giving us some sudden flashes of insight, though do be careful as Sedna will square off against the Moon about the same time.
Saturday starts us off with Venus, then Pholus, and then Saturn sextile the Moon. This should make for a relaxing morning at least, and the Sun and Moon make a sextile even later on. We really should take advantage of Saturday and just rest a bit, catch our breath, and maybe just chill out. Moon conjuncts Nessus later on in the evening, so maybe a good time to clear the air about some things that have been bothering you. Not much to say about Saturday, and maybe that's a good thing.
Sunday is a bit more energetic with Mars trining the Moon overnight. Some active dreams are likely to come to the forefront, especially as the Moon is conjunct Neptune throughout much of this trine. Later on in the day we'll see Mercury square the Moon, so watch how you talk to others very well, watch your messages, and look out for crazy drivers on the road. Later on in the evening, Pluto sextile the Moon should relax some of the more uneasy feelings a bit, and Vesta trine Moon about the same time will also prove to be beneficial. Maybe a good time to reflect on what is important, what we hold dear. As it's Christmas Eve, that will be a very good time to gather with family if you're so inclined. Venus conjunct Saturn as we cross into Christmas Day may act as a bit of a damper on some festive merrymaking, or maybe regulate it to be a bit more stable.
There you have it. A ton of major energy shifts this week, and I would with this much shifting around going on, and as prominent as Galactic Center is as well, it's going to be a life-changing week. Make the most of it, and move on from the past. We have work to do, so get to it.