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My analyses are based on composite charts that combine data for the New and Full Moons of each month.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Astrology of July 2013, Approximately - Quantum Leap

The Astrology of July 2013 Approximately

Quantum Leap

Recap - Toward a Deeper Understanding of the World

The chart for the 2nd half of 2013 combines a Kite, a supportive configuration, and a Grand Square, a massive blocking aspect. This is a powerful tangle of  supportive and blocking aspects. In the headlines, appropriately, there was a non-stop mix of good news and bad news sows confusion. Conflicting signals abound. The world is rapidly becoming an unfamiliar place, increasingly difficult to understand.

The slow moving planets making up this Kite+ structure, including Jupiter, will maintain their relative positions thru mid-2014, at least, and the pervasive, complex transformations it brings will continue at least as long.

In the background, a more complex geometrical structure flashes in and out of existence, triggering even more rapid, higher levels of change. (More below.)

Preparing for a Stress Test

Later in this decade, beginning in 2017 and culminating in 2020, Saturn and Pluto will conjoin. All the changes we make, all the solutions we find between now and then, will be severely tested. In the meantime, this partly supportive, partly challenging structure will help us find solutions solid enough to survive the Saturn/Pluto test they must all eventually face.

An Increasingly Puzzling World

Neither the Kite + T-Square combination nor the mix of supportive and enabling aspects are rare. But the duration of this particular aspect is. This influence, which went into effect in June 2013, will be in effect an unusually long time for such a structure.

Not just for a week or a month, but for months on end, the world will change without let up, becoming increasingly unrecognizable, hard to understand and harder to predict. With scarcely a break for us to catch up.

But our understanding of the world will nonetheless deepen as we try hard to resolve the conflicting signals and understand what we are seeing. Also, we can safely assume that a great deal of the confusion will result from people making deep, long-needed and lasting changes. Something to be grateful for.

It’s Complicated: Some Examples

This month, the Turkish people stood up to an authoritarian ruler; we see that as good news. But Turkey shares lengthy borders with Syria, Iraq and Iran. It offers access to the Middle East, the states of the former USSR, Eastern Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean and the Mediterranean generally. So, considering how unpredictable revolutions are and how unmanageable their aftermaths, if it came to that, would revolution in Turkey be good news or bad news for the stability of the world?

Iran elected a new, moderate president; we see that as good news. But this seeming moderate, Hasan Rowhani, is subordinate to the same hardline clerics as his predecessor; he has been working closely with them for decades. He is also former chief of Iran’s national security council. How does all that square with the moderate label, exactly? How exactly will his approach differ from that of his hard line predecessor?


In June, on the micro-level, people successfully fulfilled long-time goals and turned a corner in life, only to find themselves facing a new set of challenges to overcome.

An acquaintance at work successfully ended a former marriage and began a new partnership, advancing from the challenges of divorce to the challenges of setting up a new home. I successfully retired, only to face the challenges of setting up a new life in retirement.

Up, Down and $ideways

Economic news is no less complicated and contradictory.

Last month, I noted that Jupiter enters Cancer on June 25th, beginning the US Jupiter return, among other good Jupiterian things. That seems like good news for the US economy. And because the US is one of the engines of global economy growth, good news for the world economy.

But Jupiter is an integral part of the Kite and its accompanying T-Square. We can expect genuine economic progress (the Kite); we can also expect economic turbulence (the T-Square) as long-standing economic issues come up for solution. 

Jupiter is also part of the diamond tetrahedron, so whatever else happens, we can expect confusing, high level global economic changes.

And in fact, the economic headlines do conflict, even more than usual. Recently, experts forecast a faster than expected drop in unemployment in the US; the national debt is also falling faster than anticipated; health care costs have moderated.

But given the strengthening recovery, the Federal Reserve is planning to “taper” its so called quantitative easing program. The markets went into a tailspin. Different markets elsewhere in the world went into tailspins for their own combination of reasons.

Positive economic signals alongside negative economic signals, confusion all around.

Finessing July

For much of the last year and the first half of 2013, the charts brought identical themes repeatedly to the fore. For the foreseeable future we will not only see similar themes, with minor changes of focus, but a similar set of aspects, too.

This month, as the influences we just described will be in effect again. This time the house placements point to an international focus, adding another strata of change. Working under constraints, with limited resources, people will adjust their lifestyles to synch with changing global attitudes and economic realities.

People at the grassroots, you and I, will no longer simply base our decisions on local and national events. We will naturally tend to think internationally. 

It should be noted that Lilith, which governs feminine empowerment issues, is near the apex of the Kite+ in July.  We should expect the empowerment of the feminine to play an especially important role in these transformations and in shifting global attitudes.

For the most part, then, the themes and the aspects in July’s composite chart are already fairly familiar, and they are bound to recur in the future. 

So, enough said said about July.

More Interesting Stuff

What I think is more interesting right now are the effects that more than a year and a half of this hyperchangeful influence will have. Doubtless the change will gain momentum as the months pass.

Beyond that, though, astrological patterns suggest that, at certain points throughout this period, the change will accelerate and escalate to seemingly impossible levels. The rate of change will reach warp speed. 

Trend lines will veer off into hyperspace at faster than light speed. Complex, multi-leveled, multi-faceted changes will occur rapidly along with the stream of relatively more simple changes.

I believe the hyperchanges will be necessary to help the world pass the big Saturn/Pluto test that is coming at the end of the decade and is related to it. And that’s a good thing. But it probably won’t make coping with this change any easier.

Agent of Hyperchange

A reader contacted me recently about an unusual pattern that will take shape on July 29th, between about 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM GMT: a “diamond tetrahedron.”

Other bodies move around the Zodiac, too. As they do, the will build on the Kite and the T-Square, making this more elaborate pattern. The diamond tetrahedron will partially form and reform repeatedly all the while this Kite+ is in effect.

Not much is known about these elaborate geometrical structures and what I will present here are my own personal theories.

This diamond tetrahedron, in effect, will create a hyper-transformative field operating in the background. It will, I believe, enable a whole different strata and scale of global change. It will go on at the same time as changes occurring on the micro-level and, most likely, complicate them even further.

A Wormhole  to the Future

Essentially, then, a lot of powerful planetary energy will be released in a coordinated and sustained manner. This will create an unusually rich, powerful energetic field affecting us all for a lengthy period, more heavily at some points than others.

That field will support rapid, complex transformations and the creation of unusually complex phenomena. Much the way unusually powerful and complex conditions in nature produce rare and unusual effects.

Governments can create vast new agencies and services. Expansive and inclusive international agreements can be reached. Elaborate new infrastructure can be put in place; futuristic, star trekky technological systems can be constructed and deployed. And so on.

And, indeed, in the US, Obamacare, will soon be fully implemented. Immigration reform might soon pass the US Congress with dramatic and sweeping effects. The immigration bill will provide for a high tech, nationwide system of identification that utilizes facial recognition software, for example. 

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), opening the way for national acceptance of gay marriage. This change will have sweeping effects on our culture, our politics and our economy and doubtless affect our standing in the world in numerous and varied ways.

It is quite possible that major new political parties will emerge or existing parties will undergo major changes. We are primed for major political developments, globally.

So while average individuals, acting singly or in small groups, are doing changeful things, powerful entities, like governments and corporations, will be making much bigger, more encompassing changes on their own levels.

I assume we can expect similar levels of change on a transnational level. Such changes are laying the foundations for a new stage in the development of global civilization.

And I have no doubt that the world’s growing number of spiritual aspirants will achieve important advances in coming months.

Change-Induced Vertigo

In plain English, the world will be vibrating like crazy and changing extremely faster than we can realistically track, on all levels. The effect will be to make the present largely unintelligible and the future, in large part, a confused blur of possibilities.

There will be so much change for so long, the world will lose definition, slipping out of synch with all existing definitions of the world. Our worldview, our operative assumptions about the world, will grow irrelevant and crumble before our eyes.

In the confusion, it will be very hard to tell whether world conditions are deteriorating or improving.

As individuals, we will be forced to make choices and keep our lives together and on track as best we can amidst an increasingly profound and impenetrable confusion. And hope we will not regret the decisions we make when Saturn conjoins Pluto exactly in 2020.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sun Sign Forecast for July 2013

Astrology Forecast for July 2013

For All Sun Signs ~ Typically, we progress by exploiting new opportunities and neglecting old problems and future needs. Now, the planets will let us explore new opportunities, finish things left undone and prepare for whatever the future brings. We’ll feel regret for past errors and omissions, gratitude and enthusiasm for present opportunities and concern for the future as we retake control of our life’s trajectory. Progress will be slower but more solid. That will give July its distinctive feel: hard and easy, promising and worrisome, all at once.

Sun Sign-by-Sun Sign

CANCER (June 20 - July 21) ~ A new cycle of growth and prosperity has begun for Cancerians. They will continue to sense resistance or outright opposition to their plans. However, for now, this resistance will work in their favor. The numbers on their side are growing. Cancerians will change from a lone combatant to the leader of a small group of highly motivated, resourceful allies. Opposition will only galvanize your new allies. Your shared accomplishments will provide resources for others in the shared effort to reform and improve economic conditions.

LEO (July 22 - Aug. 21) ~ Your understanding of important issues is evolving. You want to take better care of yourself, devote more time to your goals, and better express your ideals and your love for important people in your life. The planets are poised to support you in this in preparation for more opportunities to follow. You’ll need space to achieve these things. Letting yourself be rushed or crowded, even by loved ones, would hamper your efforts. Meanwhile, the planetary support would pass, leaving you to play catch up.

VIRGO (Aug. 22 - Sept. 21) ~ Despite notable progress, the status quo and the powers that be continued to resist your bid for a better life. Hope lived, but many stubborn issues remained. In July, inertia will give way to momentum. Covering the final distance, however, will require a more elaborate strategy, greater cooperation with friends and allies ... and patience. You’ll need to wait while others do their part. Together, you can achieve what no one could do alone. Progress will accelerate, but it could be two years before fruition.

LIBRA (Sept. 22 - Oct. 21) ~ Everyone is happily pursuing goals that one way and another interfere with Libra’s goals. Successfully pursuing all these wonderful goals is opening rifts large and small in everyone’s most important relationships. These relationship problems, in turn, are interfering with your efforts. But you have a card to play. Your insights into those relationship issues, which flow naturally from your Libran soul, can help prevent or heal these rifts. Sharing these insights will also help you further harmonize your goals with the goals of others.

SCORPIO (Oct. 22 - Nov. 20) ~ Of all the Sun signs, Scorpio is best situated to benefit from strongly positive influences now coming into effect. You’re also most likely to prevail where there is disagreement or conflict about how to proceed. If advice is needed, with your natural and spontaneous feel for everything going on, now, you’re best suited to give it. You can profit most from all of the above by actively participating in decision-making and by guiding others. These efforts will quickly raise your standing in the community.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 21 - Dec. 20) ~ Both conscience and common sense have been quietly urging Sagittarians to make some lifestyle changes. Resources are spread thin. Discipline is loose. Also, although long-term financial trends look good, current spending is a tad high and could impair long-term financial goals. You are now entering a lengthy phase in which the planets will help you make all needed lifestyle and relationship adjustments. Conditions are good for mending fences with estranged or rebellious youngsters, too. You can express your love with helpful and timely guidance.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 21 - Jan. 18) ~ Capricorns are bearing the brunt of current resistance and rebellion. Others are being empowered to pursue goals independently. You cannot have the control you feel you need. But the choices others are making actually harmonize well with your goals. You might as well have been in charge from the outset. There is an added benefit. This experience is teaching Capricorns to trust the process. This lesson will prove invaluable in the near future as Capricorn’s success comes to depend more heavily on joint efforts.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 19 - Feb. 17) ~ Aquarians are now uniquely well-prepared to pursue their most cherished goals, fulfill their personal commitments to society and improve their lifestyle, all in a harmonious, synergistic way. Work life will bring greater stimulation and profit. You can further the hopes you have for friends far more effectively, too. Finally, you can help smooth the way for friends coping with all that changeful, transformative Aquarian energy being loosed on the world. Financial progress will depend on partnerships with others in the months and years ahead.

PISCES (Feb. 18 - Mar. 19) ~ The planets are again reminding Pisceans that charm and graciousness are especially important. This time, they are taking a carrot and stick approach. Whenever you fail to comply, friction will increase and progress will stall, for everyone. When you comply, everyone’s goals will advance. On a deeper level, though, Piscean insights are unique; their personal emotional support has a special quality unavailable elsewhere. Withholding either will deprive others of something indispensable. Budget pressures will ease appreciably. Involvements with friends and youngsters are unusually beneficial.

ARIES (Mar. 20 - Apr. 18) ~ The bad news is that non-stop change and constant disruption will continue indefinitely. The good news is you can support and benefit from this change, now, and earn lots of social credit besides. Your hard-earned insights will help many over tough hurdles. You can be especially helpful in teaching others how to accept new and different kinds of people into their lives. You can also intercede on behalf of others facing unsympathetic authority figures. A benevolent influence is helping with complex challenges at home.

TAURUS (Apr. 19 - May 19) ~ Taureans definitely intend to transform themselves and their public identity. Social pressure is unusually intense, though. People are far more concerned with their own needs and expectations than your aspirations. They could force you back into your old identity or turn you into someone you don’t want to be.  For now, it might be best to develop your strength in the safety and comfort of home. Take the outside world in small doses until the new you is strong enough to counteract the pressures.

GEMINI (May 20 - June 19) ~ Gemini’s economic situation will continue to improve. But you’ll need to invest to insure continued progress. A range of priorities and opportunities are competing for available funds. And a host of concerns further cloud already confusing trends. But you do need to invest your resources or progress will stall. The planets suggest investing wisely and sparingly. Spend on things that will increase your productivity; invest in areas with good track records. Be prepared to expand into more speculative areas as new initiatives prove worthwhile.