Eclipse of February 26 2017 Complex and Powerful – A New Epoch

The eclipse of February 25, 2017 is a complex array of aspects generating a lot energy bound to create a second wave of the tsunami released in Sept. 1 2016 which brought a completely different ethos, not only through the election in the U.S. but in the whole political and intellectual world nestled in on a troubled and growing more toxic (everyday) planet. Indeed this 8:12 Pisces is only one degree from exactly opposite 9:21 of Virgo eclipse last fall.

The focus on the planet Neptune is the key, since it participates by hard aspect to both. Indeed this second eclipse has Mercury, South Node and Neptune all within 10 degrees. One might argue that the learning triangle (a la Huber) offers the hope that there are lessons to be learned which might ease the deep impact of the tide of tension to be offered up by the clap of the solar wind.

First the opposition of these two Virgo/Pisces eclipses is to further present the dichotomy revealed. The polarization of liberal and conservative view points which cut open the festering extremist opinions on both sides. This ideological morass is breeding its own toxic poison engulfing us all. The clash of political factions will continue to galvanize even more cavernous breeches in how the dominate ethnicity currents in swirling spiral of momentum that has to be controlled to nurture some life affirming bilateral cooperation.

How can the growing climate change continue to be denied by certain factions of governing institutions? Change must come and hopefully the Saturn in Sag and Uranus in Aries trine will bring some structure to the evolving rebellious and yet inventive vortex of the Learning Triangle. It is one thing to tell someone that they need to learn a needed lesson of what to keep and what to let go of. Yet when this is projected on to the multiple problems facing the world – what are we to expect, how to articulate such a lesson. Even among the hints that there will there possibly be greater violence. This is a lesson that we want to avoid, obviously.

President Trump at this junction be facing the world problems for one month by this eclipse. Analysis of the eclipse on his natal chart leaves even the most positive astrologer to worry. The eclipse will generate a transiting yod on his Pluto and Neptune sextile — along with a transiting grand trine Mars, Mars Moon with Jupiter the kite opposing to transit mars. A lot of Mars energy mulling around in this “un-drained swamp” and the yod energy bringing an unclear difficult time for things to get sorted out. And the cherry on the top is another damned “learning triangle.”

I am not an anarchist, but if I were I would be more than cheering at these turn of events, supposing in my view that institutions will be under stress and things could well be on the brink. While we have the immediacy of the internet and we can all know what is happening as it happens and therein lies a hope. The fact is that fact itself has become a relative term. Facts are invented–and this is the Neptune influence of dissolving all structures into a soup that remains a boiling jello until this ideological lava is able to cool into a new and hopefully stronger cast or format. Truth has been poisoned, can it survive?

This Neptune power point in the code of our own DNA is something to behold. Our political and geological pollution of our environment is upon us. And we will all be able to bear witness to this unfurling ribbon that draws us into a future. We are in the twilight of the world structure since 1945, which started with a nuclear blast and was shepherded by the US to this juncture which will bring to experience a larger flux. There will be a different leadership hatched by the coming eclipses and the eclipse in Leo will be the clue. If only this were a movie, at least someone would be in charge of producing the ending that has crowd appeal and could generate box office. Trump will play a staring role, but other actors will challenge for the leading role and in the defining moment the drama will be intense. Where is Shakespeare? What would he write if they were one of his histories?

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When an eclipse gets out of control

Wondering why the whole world seems crazy right now. That things seem a little unhinged. That old timers are shaking their heads and saying that they have never seen times like these before. What in the world is going on and what is the source of this whole overview of the ungluing of this time in history.

My answer is the SOLAR ECLIPSE OF SEPTEMBER 1 2016 AT 9:21 DEGREES OF VIRGO. This eclipse is within a degree and a few minutes of opposition to Neptune at 10:40 Pisces Consider that Saturn was at 10:04 Sagittarius and BINGO THE PROBLEM The incredible T SQUARE that the eclipse set off in mutable signs. Get it. MUTABLE SIGNS. This eclipse sent energy in the battle for form versus the need for dreams or nightmares. And we are getting the nightmare in the US Election, the immigration crisis, the upending of values and the disturbing realization, that the energy of Neptune is more powerful that just the old school text books that droned on that Neptune was the planet of idealization, spiritual insights, dreams and all that jazz, and oh, yeah, something about drugs, escapism and maybe sacrifice and a sense of being a victim. Yeah, that warping part of Neptune was glossed over with escapism and maybe a drug or two. However is is clear now that this eclipse has set of a huge boom of mundane dynamite in the concept of the mutability of how the world works and how things have come to be. Neptune is in this instance nearly anti-matter.

The T-SQAURE has demonstrated that Neptune is a cosmic solvent removing the glue that has been holding the whole myths of our civilizations, that the US is stable, that the crisis at our feet challenges the very intellectual ground we are standing on which is now starting to look like quick sand!

Do I sound like an alarmist, well I am. I think that the period between the September 1 2016 eclipse and the Lunar Eclipse of Feb 11 2017, calls for us to realize that there is an earthquake happening and we all need to be careful not to get motion sickness. There is a shift going on now that will have after shocks that will be huge. Even after the election, where something not great will happen, one of two candidates which no one wants will come to power. and the power battle after that will be awesome. Maybe the election results will be challenged, but the same old political mess that moved us into thin intolerable situation will get worse. More polarizing and division.

And this is not to talk about world markets and the stability of the monetary system. Then there is the next SOLAR ECLIPSE ON FEBRUARY 26 2017 AT 8:12 Pisces conjunct Neptune AT 11;34 Pisces AND THE BEAT GOES ON. SATURN will have moved on to 26 degrees of Sag and it will be different, but the whole Neptunium fabric will still be surging forward as we try to gain some clue as to the direction the world will be headed towards. Escapism versus a real direction, lets try to be realistic (hah) see what stability will come. It will still be like the aftermath of a volcano, or large plat-lit shift. It will take time for things to settle down.

The answer, to me is a different landscape. There will be a sponginess to the concept of terra firma. And the best advice I can offer is to limit media exposure, keep on meditating and doing the best you can in your personal world of friends and neighbors and the commonality of that strain of individuals who have a vision that is heart based. HOPEFULLY there will be a calming down of this GIANT T SQUARE WE ARE EXPERIENCING.

Just remember from a Californian who has big quake experience. The clean up and repair will take some time. It will test personal and national strength. I do not want to sound apocalyptic, but I am. There may be a winner, but for sure there will be poor losers. I am buying Dramamine stock and hoarding it. Let us hope that I am having a bad transit somewhere in the great beyond and I am prattling away. But I don’t think so and neither should you. Look inward and outward and find your own balance is the turbulence that still shakes after the great eclipse of 9/1/2016.

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September Eclipse will Pack a Punch!

Summer will end with two lunar eclipses, August 18 and September 16, and while both of these lunar eclipses will have some energy, neither will come close to the power of the September 1 Solar Annular Eclipse. In fact I find it to be so complex to forecast about because the configurations are so dynamic.

First this eclipse will be a trigger for the last of the Neptune Saturn squares which have been so violent. Secondly, Mercury will be rx during this time, in Virgo. And Mars will be in orb coming off its own exact sq to Neptune.

How does this work? The eclipse (Sep 1) at 9 degrees of Virgo is into opposition to Neptune at 10 degrees of Pisces, this opposition is squared by Saturn at 10 degrees of Sagittarius, making a giant “T” Sqr. On the Sept 24th Mars conjuncts Saturn and squares Neptune on the 26th. Think of the energy that is being poured into the Neptune Saturn sq. This energy has to find some outlet and if ever there was an eclipse that might be thought of as explosive, say hello to this dozy of a T sqr.

Lets add that Jupiter and Mercury (28 Virgo) and Venus (2 Libra) are conjunct. Eight planets are in some way or another involved in this hurricane of the Zodiac. Will it be safe to go outside (just kidding)? Consider this energy field triggered by massive blasts of surging power shudders through this configuration of hard aspects.

I think one good way to look at this as like a Tsunami–a release of energy waves now spread out and will crash on some shore. Who knows where it will hit.

1. the energy of the finger of the T sq resolves in Gemini so it will be influenced by Mercery rx. A break down in communication, verbal, communication, but also a break down in electric communication, a failure of our computer driven internet (or power grid). Last Mercury rx in LA caused Frontier cell phone service to collapse.

2. The usual suspects of Neptune in this sq is the religious radical activities that have bounced like a terrible ball of death, falling and bashing certain localities so hard that we have grown numb to the effects of the violence. With Mars involved anything could happen, war, coup bombings. This could all feed off the two Lunar eclipses which feature the Neptune Saturn sq as well, but without the punch of the Solar.

3. Let me quickly say that I live in LA a Virgo city (believe it or not) and the last big one in the early 90s
occured with heavy Virgo tension. Hopefully this is just a paranoid thought.

4. There is the hope that Jupiter ingress into Libra might bring some sense of justice, diplomatic skills and aesthetics into play.

5. Some eclipses don’t do much. Some do a little. Some do a lot. This one will do a lot. By the time of the “bending” the results will show. The mutable degrees of 9 & 10 should be watched for the marker of further results and reactions during transits.

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Mars Goes Direct with Rage into Saturn SQ Neptune

Mars stopped being retrograde and went direct June 26 and what a ride of violence we have had! It seem as if every day some new despicable act of horror is unleashed, not only with our own USA type of human rage-Minnesota,Texas, Louisiana (and marches in all large cities) but internationally, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, France and Turkey.

Part of all this can be attributed to Mars, for as it goes direct, it now moves into approaching conjunction (granted down the road in August 23) with Saturn. (wide orb of 14 degrees) This, I feel, will be a very trigger time, as Mars conjunct Saturn will be in a 1 degree square with Neptune. This will be the last hurrah, if you will, of this what has proven to be a killer square. The good news is that after the end of September this square will be out of orb.

Yet what an energy surge this square has produced–Neptune representing idealism, spiritualism, darkness deceitful behavior, mass psychology compassionate, yet also heartless in zeal religious fervor. Take this complex planet and put it in direct square with Saturn and its need to try to seek persistence and strength in judgment. Saturn wants to get things done, to measure the productivity of action and the seriousness of doing measurable gains. (Like do a bombing, start a coup). Incredibly there was a bombing of the second most sacred site in the Sunni world, Medina. This shows how deep the religious strife is.

The “Black Lives Matter” group continues to bring attention to the indiscriminate shooting of black men by the police. The killing of 9 police in less than a week puts a whole new light on a subject so dire that the President has made TV appearances trying to get everyone back on the Love you Neighbor teachings of spiritual leaders.. The national attention on this schism is deepened b y the greatest circus one can imagine in the political area.

Usually I have some supposed insight to all this, but I have none at this writing except to continue in your meditations and do as much good as you can in your daily life. I don’t see this chaos blowing over immediately. The tension is too great for everything to calm down without more time to let is going to play out, to be played out. Unfortunately it will take perhaps Jupiter’s ingress to Libra. The election is another point of tension. So take care and love your neighbors and family and friends and cut back on the TV time with chaos again pops up.

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Elections and Eclipse Cycles

There will be three eclipses at the end of the summer. Strange things may be brewing. Watch this site for an in depth discussion.



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Mars Goes Direct in Middle of Rare New Moon Full Moon Cycle

Mars goes direct June 23, 2016. We can all breath a sigh of relief as this generator of energy finally stops its retrograde motion and goes direct. Everything should start to get more “back to normal” whatever that means. A trivial example is that my yoga class will seem to have its flow less of a chore and more into a celebration. I have some hope that as Mars stations (stops retrograde and does not move–stations on one degree before going direct) now and the energy has an effect of burning a hole in that degree and the energy of Mars has a big push everywhere. I think this is why there is so much road rage right now. The media is tireless in saying that we are in the middle of the worst road rage epidemic. Pictures of road rage are on the news in greater and more frequent numbers. Chicago gangs have set a record for the most death in one month, etc.

All this is in the sign of Scorpio, so Mars is going direct in the domain of Pluto the great god of rage, transformation, blowing the hell out of the moment and with Mars the god of war, fight or flight, these two are a savage combination during this stationing period. Those who have the degree of 23 Scorpio should pay special attention


Yes, the Full moon is on the solstice and the New on Independence Day” This happens rarely ninety years. Hopefully this means that we are seeing a final rise of the energy that is driving the power of discord and pointing to a new and better road ahead. This may seem like an unusual opinion considering the deep division that has gripped our USA during this election cycle.It is historical in terms of the primary campaign.

Let us hope that this new moon will have a positive effect and not be marshaling in a new level of discord. In any events the signs in the heavens would give even the wisest ancient astrologer to advise the king to tread carefully as in this coming Mars direct there could be dark clouds on the horizon if the world is to evolve to a better place.

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What Does Mars Retrograde Mean?

April 17 to June 29 Mars will be retrograde, which is a difficult time due to the change in the alignments of the Earth and Mars.

Mars is the planet of physical and psychological energy. It is strong,pioneering energy that makes for so much of our experience to initiate and begin to release the biological and mental powers of our body and personality. It is most commonly revered to as the “fight of flight” mechanism that is the deepest biological and psychological instincts we have. This instinct is, briefly, that response in determining whether we respond to a situation where we see ourselves as stronger than an other. In this situation and our response is to attack and defeat this “other.” If we perceive the “other” as stronger that we are and our response is the flee, to get out of the situation by retreat and running away. In it simplest expression – it is that consideration in a confrontation should we dig in for a battle we think we can win, or get way and avoid the situation.

Mars retrograde slows down and weakens this energy that intensifies and makes us act on the full potential of our physical and psychological nature. Our passions and life force is not as strong as we are use to. Worries seem larger and harder to contemplate and conceptualize. Some cases certain perspectives may even cause a type of depression. An astrologer’s phone starts to ring more as clients as well as people from this web site call up to ask what the hell is going on?

The first step in coping is to relax and realize that your are in a retrograde of Mars – the bio/psycho-energy field of the planet. With this perspective one can begin to make sense of why things see so emotionally difficult. Problem solving abilities seem slower, sluggish. We don’t feel our usual pep.

Romantic and sexual sensitivity may seem less exciting, less buoyant. There is a moodiness.

In my experience this is seen more often in the last couple of weeks of the retrograde.

To compare this to sailing, it is as if there is a great lull in the wind and everything slows down and even comes to rest at this time. But know that this is just a phase of the weather and soon the wind will return and your journey will find its normal pace.

It is a good time to review where we place our energy, as there will be a focus on the priorities of how we go about living our life, work, and relationships. Things that seem to be more draining may need to be cut off and this is a clear time to note that you either don’t need to spend your time with these individuals or in certain projects and adjust yourself and directions accordingly.

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Mars Going Retrograde

On April 16 Mars goes retrograde at 8:54 Sagittarius
It stations to go direct on June 29 at 23:03 Scorpio

During this time Mars will appear to back up. While it does not actually “back up”–it appears to due to the positions of the Earth and Mars will be in their orbital alignments that causes the illusion of the retrograde. However the perspective of the Mars going backwards is how it appears to the actual observer on earth and thus appears to change position backing through the signs of Sag and Scorpio. This causes a different energy field between the two planets that must be considered carefully

Go to the BLOG button on this website and see my explanation of this phenomenon.

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Nodes move into Virgo/Pisces

Nodes and Change

The North Node/South Node opposition is leaving Libra and entering Virgo. The nodes, don’t forget, move “retrograde” to the planets, due to the precession of the Equinox because of the slight wobble of the earth on its axis. The nodes are called Rahu (north) and Ketu (south) from Indian myths about the world’s creation. Lord Vishnu was distributing “amitra” giving it to the gods (Devas) to give them immortality. As fate would have it, a serpent-like dragon slipped in and drank some amitra as well. Lord Vishnu quickly chopped it in two, but now being immortal, both haves lived on – the North Node being the head, the South Node being the tail. Twice a year the nodes devour the sun in a solar eclipse, thus avenging their being cut in twain. The reason is that the nodes are where the orbit of the moon crosses the orbit of the sun – when the new moon is in 10 degrees of the conjunction it is an eclipse. Twice a year.

Western astrology looks at the natal nodes as the North Node being the goals or direction one should aspire to and the South Node as something to consider habits and other actions that need to be thought through very carefully.

There is an interesting concept in reincarnation theory that the North Node is the direction your fate brings as a destiny clue, while the South Node is considered past life situations that need more mental “digesting” and transformational work. The easy way to remember it is that the head of the dragon (North Node) is a head and mouth – thinking and seeking new experiences. The end of the dragon is the intestine and anus, thus symbolizing the need to digest and work through these past life karma points.

The adventure in having the shift of the nodes from Libra/Aries (cardinal cross with Jupiter and Uranus) to the Virgo/Pisces, which, for me is the introduction of more analysis and vision into a world sorely in need of some of this. The solar eclipses will be on that axis will inject this energy into the earths magnetic field. Hopefully it will give the mundane world some flexibility and mutable moves towards a world of positive change.

People should check their charts to see if one of the nodes makes hard aspects to natal planets. Use a 3-degree orb in this. One can expect to feel the energy of these aspects in some way giving guidance as to what to look for in the future and things that you need to let go of. Conjunctions are the strongest aspect in terms of a definite effect. If it is a conjunction of the North Node, look for new messages to come, if it is the South Node it means time to reflect on issues that keep coming up. The planet involved and the sign and house will help in divining the meaning of the transit.

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Saturn will slow down Christmas spending.

Be sure to plan your Christmas gifting budget carefully and don’t buy too early. Saturn in Sag and Jupiter in Virgo means the buying will be below last year and retailers will have to offer great bargains before the holiday. It seems as if this planetary aspects of these two large planets has made people a little more careful with their money.

Despite good labor and job reports, most of this is due to added part time jobs to help with the seasonal spending. Customers are not really that excited about spending and are recovering from the still rising market which is long overdue for an adjustment. The memory of the recession still comes up and there have been little wage increases. While the drop in gas prices has given some extra capital in the market, people are actually saving a lot of it, for these prices have fluctuated so much this year. Having seen gas at $4.75 a gallon leaves a strong memory that the cycle of up and down expenses in transportation in commutes and other essential car usage seems to have slowed some of the seasonal cycle.

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