Pisces New Moon [Astro Weather]

This month is about swimming in subtlety, enjoying or ruing surprise, and a strong social vibe. Here’s your guide to enjoying the waves while avoiding the undertoe

Astro Weather Snapshot

Are you into social change, unusual surprises, and constant change? This Pisces New Moon will have you swimming in subtlety among eddies of opportunity for social organizations, business, and relationships. Astro Weather will show you how to avoid dangerous whirlpools, too.

  • Above all, this is the month to let your intuition guide you. Life will be full of subtlety. People will unknowingly make decisions with their intuition, and you may be surprised at how easily they change their minds (including you!).
  • People who like to live according to logic and predictable outcomes will be frustrated unless they learn to be open to change and social awareness. If your projects are buffeted by disruptive ideas, avoid the trap of pushing back in principle. The energy this month is against resistance. Consider the disruption, whether new information, changing priorities, or other. Work with the people who present the disruption. This can lead to opportunity where you least expect it.
  • In business, social aspects come into view. People tend to be unusually sensitive to underserved people, territories, or segments, and opportunity may come from these areas.
  • If you’re looking for romance, the Piscean vibe holds true. Be ready to entertain unusual circumstances and changeable people. Romance and business relationships tend to happen unpredictably, so be aware and open. Let your intuition guide you.
  • If you’re a person who likes to “push for the close” and insist on commitments, curb that desire because it will alienate people this month; they will just swim away. This is another of this month’s dangerous eddies.

Read on for your navigator’s guide to this mysterious yet wondrous sea…

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Aspects on Steroids: Harmonics in Astrology

In astrology, aspects describe standardized ways of describing relationships between planetary energies. Many astrologers, especially in the UK, call them “contacts.” I have been studying David Hamblin’s Harmonic Charts, which invites the reader to enter a new dimension that dramatically extends aspects. To set the context for my reflections, I’ll offer a brief summary of my evolution in using aspects while casting charts. Continue reading “Aspects on Steroids: Harmonics in Astrology”

Aries New Moon [Astro Weather]

Astro Weather: Snapshot

The lunar cycle is a kind of astrological return that people have lived by for millennia, and each cycle tells a story. Astro Weather reveals the story, and its issues and theme, so you can be present and harmonize with its planetary energies.

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Aries New Moon signifies the start of the new year, spring, and 2020’s is a doozy. This month will be very concerned with healing from wounds we received that weren’t our “fault” but which we could not avoid. These wounds tend to be to the core identity, the body, the face, one’s sense of self.

The silver lining in this is that wounds give us the opportunity to heal, and healing is growing.

This wounding and healing thread is very strong this month, so however it shows up in your life, know that it’s giving you the opportunity to grow, to heal yourself and help people around you.

This said, Aries is all about action, with thinking as an afterthought, if at all. New Moon’s aspects (angles) to other planets will confront people’s impulses and instincts, which are focused on action, to slow down and do some deep thinking. This inherent conflict will emerge in many ways, but you can take it in stride by being aware of it.

Don’t be surprised if you encounter impatient or irritable people (including you ;^). That’s part of this New Moon’s energy. Aries doesn’t like being limited, and it faces many limits this month.

You can be graceful this month by giving people space and time to take things in, to reflect, and to say what’s on their minds—even if you feel impatient. This works the other way, too. If you encounter people who feel pushy and impatient, understand that the Aries energy is affecting them.

The home and a strong nesting instinct is likely. If you encounter this, lean into it; it will tend to be fruitful. Read on to dive into the details. Continue reading “Aries New Moon [Astro Weather]”

Quintile Yods [Astrological Aspects]

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Quintile Yod

In Yods, I explained and analyzed the traditional Quincunx–Sextile–Quincunx yod, which is often called “the finger of God” because it has peculiar energy that people often feel is “fated.” In this post, I’ll explain the energies of quintile yods, which have a similar shape but are even narrower. Quintile yods are formed when two planets (or points/angles) are quintile each other (72°), and both are biquintile a third planet/point (144°).

Quintile yods, sometimes called golden yods, are a different animal, but they have in common with normal yods (quincunx/sextile) that they create driven energy that builds on itself, and they often have the same issue of the planets they connect sitting in signs that have nothing in common. Unlike normal yods, though, they are joined by a quintile at the base and biquintiles on the (long) sides, and the (quintile) fifth harmonic adds a distinct character to their energy. Continue reading “Quintile Yods [Astrological Aspects]”

Decoding Quintiles [Astrological Aspects]

Did you know that every family of astrological aspects has a certain characteristic vibration and meaning?

I see them as colors: as every wavelength produces a distinct hue when interacting with light, each family of aspects has a vibration and meaning when it connects planets to each other (and angles). If you’d like to see how astrological aspects work, I wrote Aspects [Angles] for you!

I do extensive work with quintiles, the family of aspects that is based on dividing the circle into five, so multiples of 72 degrees. I have been studying and interpreting them for a few years now—in self-defense because I have eleven of them in my natal chart. I had to get to the bottom of that! Continue reading “Decoding Quintiles [Astrological Aspects]”

A Special Gift of Healing: Chiron Quintile Pluto

We Earthlings have a very special opportunity right now thanks to Chiron’s very close quintile to Pluto. This quintile indicates that we all have the opportunity to transform how we feel and think about old wounds and healing; it encourages us rewire our feelings and approaches. We can help others with their old wounds and receive help in healing from others.

To understand how this works, let’s first examine the parts of Chiron quintile Pluto. After that, I’ll give some general examples of how it might present, so you can look for how it’s playing out for you. I’ll also share links, so you can dive deeper into any of these subjects.

The quintile’s energy has been building since September. It was 73° on 27 September and will be exactly quintile (72°) on 19 October and it will wane until about 9 November (71°). Pluto moves very slowly while Chiron is currently moving 2-3 minutes per day, so this opportunity will be strengthening until 19 October after which it will start to wane.

Interestingly, Pluto quintile Chiron came to within 1° of exact on the day before the Libra New Moon, which has a strong altruistic and healing theme.

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