Sun conjunct Mercury in Taurus – where Papageno and Papagena encounter each other

Sun conjunct Mercury taurus

Sun conjunct Mercury will happen on April 20th at 05:53:59 UT (01:53:59 EDT) in tropical Taurus, sidereal and contellational Aries.

As Mercury’s maximum elongation from Sun cannot be greater than 28 arcdegrees, there are only three possible (tropical) zodiacal position of the innermost planet in the case when Sun is in tropical Taurus (see recent post: Sun enters Taurus): 1. Mercury stays in Gemini – here the thinking is unbound, mental activities are spirited which generally result in a vivid, sociable and more or less intellectualized character; 2. Mercury stays in Aries: thinking turns into fiery that may easily burns others, despising the prosaic conducts and goals, mental activities become purely the means for the self-expression without any purpose of co-operation; 3. Mercury stays in Taurus: if Sun and Mercury are at the same time in the tropical Taurus (mainly within the orb of conjunction), we are at the symbolic ’meeting point’ of those principles which were personalized into ’Papageno’ and ’Papagena’ in the famous Mozart’s ’Singspiel’ called ’The Magic Flute’. If ’Air’ and ’Fire’ ’accents’ are totally missing in the birth chart, this type is mostly enslaved by vital instincts and lives wholly within the delusion of the biological sustenance and reproduction, manifesting the ’Guna’ that Hindus named ’Tamas’.

How happy we will be
if the Gods are gracious
and bless our love with children,
with darling little children!

First a little Papageno!

Then a little Papagena!

Then another Papageno!

Then another Papagena!



The greatest joy of all
will be when many Papagenas/Papagenos
bless their parents!

(excerpt from The Magic Flute’s libretto)

It’s plain to see: a baby boom is at hand 🙂 – but rather from May 16th as Mercury has actually its retrograde phase (entering Aries on April 21st) and won’t return in Taurus until that date. Having no problem with the Papageno-like persons, it’s needful to perform even this role, and people with natal Taurus Sun conjunct Taurus Mercury seem to be convenient actors here.  >>>  More Astro Info

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Képtalálat a következőre: „forget panda dies baby”

Aries Equinox 2017 Horoscope – disturbing indications for the near future

Spring Equinox 2017

Aries Equinox happens when the Sun reaches the Vernal Equinoctial Point which is per definitionem the starting point of the tropical zodiac, i.e. 00 ARI 00 within the tropical context. For the northern hemisphere, this time designates the beginning of the Spring, but it ’brings’ the Autumn for the southern one. Widely recognized among astrologers that the moment of the Sun’s ingress into tropical Aries may provide information on some occult tendencies of the ’mundane plane’ and these indications remain in place for a quarter or, by some astrologers, for a whole year during from Aries Equinox till Aries Equnox.

Objectively seen, this ingress – on March 20th at 10:28:35 UT /06:28:35 EDT/ – manifests a pretty disturbing celelestial background. (See zoomable chartwheel above.)

Sun is afflicted by a Moon­­–Saturn conjunction, as Sagittarius Saturn is a marker of the traditional values and the ’root system’ in every sense, Moon indicates here the melting and dissolving powers.  Moreover, it seems very hard that these planets are in conjunction with the Galactic Center which is (like Solar Apex and Antapex as well as Solstitial and Equinoctial Points) one of the ’senstive’ factors indicating  the global processes within the frame of the mundane astrology.

Jupiter squre Pluto square Uranus in cardinal signs is an additional worrying aspect pattern, with the possible scenario that the laws and the order (Libra Jupiter) would be attacked (Aries Uranus) by an instinct-driven crowd (Capricorn Pluto).

Summing up, by these astrological indications, it’s quite likely that the warrings, mass migrations, terror attacks will persist or even intensify, but, to be frank, they are at the same time occult dispositions for natural disasters also.

Mars conjunct Hamal (alpha Arietis, on the head of the Ram) can ensure eruptive energies and sufficient inflexibility to these above-mentioned indications.   >>> More Info

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Full Sap Moon Is Coming

Full Worm Moon

Full ’Sap’ Moon will happen on March 12th, 2017 at 14:53:43 UT (09:53:43 EST) in the tropical Virgo, sidereal and constellational Leo.

Some Native American tribes called March’s Full Moon ’Sap Moon’, as it marks the time when maple sap begins to flow and the annual tapping of maple trees begins. To the settlers, it was also known as the ’Lenten Moon’, and was considered to be the last Full Moon of winter. The name ’Storm Moon’ comes from weather folklore, it is said to occur during shifting weather patterns in the northern hemisphere. The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the ’Full Crow Moon’, when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter; or the ’Full Crust Moon’, because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. Other names include ’Worm Moon’, ’Sugar Moon’, ’Chaste Moon’, ’Seed Moon’ or ’Moon of the Winds’.

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Eclipse In Leo Coming Soon – Reset Your Lunar Energies

lunar eclipse 2017

As widely known, an eclipse of the Moon can only happen at Full Moon, when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up in space, with Earth in the middle. At such times, Earth’s shadow falls on the Moon, creating a lunar eclipse. Lunar eclipses happen a minimum of two times to a maximum of five times a year. There are three kinds of lunar eclipses: total, partial and penumbral.

In a Total Eclipse of the Moon, the inner part of Earth’s shadow, called the ’Umbra’, falls on the Moon’s face. At mid-eclipse, the entire Moon is in shadow, which may appear blood red.

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In a Partial Lunar Eclipse, the ’Umbra’ takes a bite out of only a fraction of the Moon. The dark bite grows larger, and then recedes, never reaching the total phase.

Képtalálat a következőre: „partial lunar eclipse”

In a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, only the more diffuse outer shadow of Earth falls on the Moon’s face. This third kind of lunar eclipse is much more subtle, and much more difficult to observe, than either a Total or Partial Eclipse of the Moon. There is never a dark bite taken out of the Moon, as in a Partial Eclipse. The eclipse never progresses to reach the dramatic minutes of totality. At best, at mid-eclipse, very observant people will notice a dark shading on the Moon’s face. Others will look and notice nothing at all.

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Approximately, 35% of all lunar eclipses are penumbral, another 30% are partial eclipses, and the final 35% go all the way to becoming total eclipses. On February 10-11th, 2017 a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse will happen. Moon enters ‘Penumbra’ on February 10th, at 22:32 UT (17:32 EST), mid-eclipse will occur on February 11th, at 00:44 UT (10th, 19:44 EST) and it leaves ‘Penumbra’ on February 11th, at 02:55 UT (10th, 21:55 EST). View zoomable chart above for visibility information.

Of course, the most famous lunar eclipses in history were total ones. Probably the most interesting of them all is the lunar eclipse which had occurred on 1st March, 1504 when Colombus was stranded in Jamaica. The indigenous people of the island at first welcomed Columbus and fed them, but Columbus’ sailors cheated and stole from the natives, this is why they halted the food supply.

Képtalálat a következőre: „columbus lunar eclipse”

Columbus had on board an almanac authored by Regiomontanus of astronomical tables covering these years; upon consulting the book, he noticed the date and the time of an upcoming lunar eclipse. He was able to use this information to his advantage. He requested a meeting for that day with the Cacique, the leader, and told him that his God was angry with the local people’s treatment of Columbus and his men. Columbus said his God would provide a clear sign of his displeasure by making the rising Full Moon appear ’inflamed with wrath’. Columbus timed the eclipse with his hourglass, and shortly before the totality ended after 48 minutes, he told the frightened indigenous people that they were going to be forgiven…

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Although, throughout history, a lunar eclipse has been held to be responsible for negative incidents, losses and calamities, it may provide opportunities for the individuals in the tropical astrology of present times.

The Moon is really an occult ’storage depot’ where our inner dispositions, inclinations and memories can be found with (innate and acquired) volitional, mental and emotional patterns (which are strongly determined by the quality of the tropical sign of the Moon, its aspects, local determination etc.) – thus not only the valuable component parts, but the dangerous subtle sediment that imperceptibly and permanently vitiates the psychic processes. At Full Moon these ruinous effects are manifest but they have their greatest strengths, therefore the natives are wholly subdued by these forces, being unable to perform any inner operations on them. On the occasion of a lunar eclipse, these effects in question remain manifest, however, their irresistible power considerably decreases – this is the proper time for a ritual ’detoxification’ or ’resetting’ – now, mostly for those who have their natal Moon in tropical Leo.

Képtalálat a következőre: „luna alchemy”

In the case of the natives with Leo Moon, the accumulated occult toxic ’substances’ typically might result in false-pride and a great deal of vanity which lead to arrogance and rejection of all kinds of meaningful communication. Natives with Leo Moon can become gradually, while they are not even noticing, real despots who take themselves deadly seriously, beyond all criticism. After this symbolic/ritual ’resetting’ or ’detoxification’, the ’default values’ of Leo Moon should reappear: genuine self-assurance with frank and truthful behavior which can afford to be gentle, fair-minded and, when needed, forgiving, not lacking a healthy dose of self-irony.  >>> More Astro Info

Képtalálat a következőre: „moon in leo”

Pisces Mars square Sagittarius Saturn – The Stigmata

mars square saturn

Pisces Mars square Sagittarius Saturn will happen on January 19th, 2017 at 09:15:29 UT (04:15:29 EST). As I wrote in one of my recent posts, Mars in tropical Pisces is too ’deep’ to effectively fight for any kind of common worldly goals.  As its fiery energies manifest profoundly inside, usually smouldering in a latent and unfocused state, it is highly important that, by some favouring planetary aspects, it should be focused or ’sharpened ’. Without such aspects, natives with Pisces Mars become sooner or later dawdling, hesitant, confused and incessantly frustrated.  Pisces Mars afflicted by Sagittarius Saturn often indicates persons feeling intensive remorse or scruple; such natives are living in the condition of a perpetual self-blame, owing to (either real or imagined) sins or misdeeds of their past (Sagittarius Saturn).

The case of Therese Neumann (1898–1962) is a greatly remarkable and special one. She was a German stigmatic who, after a recurring illness, left partially blind, deaf, paralyzed, and saw visions of the Passion of Christ. She reportedly lived without food from 4/29/1923 until her death. Doctors, ecclesiastics and civil authorizes examined her stringently, even putting her in quarantine for 15 days, July 14 to 28, 1927, because medical authorities said that a human could live no more than 11 days without eating or drinking. During those days, she took three communion hosts each day, washed down with three cubic centimeters of water. She entered the confinement weighing 110 lbs, and left weighing 100 lbs.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Therese neumann”

She had stigmata on her hands, feet, and left side. Every Friday, she relived the Passion of Christ. She had the gift of ’bilocation’, appearing to people while she was physically confined to her bed. (Like all the stigmatic mystics, she was attacked principally by theologians; suspected a fraud, it was said the blood that flowed from her wounds actually was her own menstrual blood, etc.)

With some other astological dispositions, that above-mentioned perpetual self-blame (indicated by this Pisces Mars square Sagittarius Saturn at issue), mostly by the virtue of the ’deep’ inner forces of Pisces Mars, may become ’somatized’, i.e. it can produce concrete physical symptoms. Moreover, the transsaturnians and some important fixed stars should also play a central role in this respect, and we should keep in mind Venus in its domicile (and in 4th house) and Libra Jupiter (9th house) which are together ’indicators’ of a rare ’Agape’ as well as the exalted Sun indicating a fiery and powerful spirit…

Therese Neumann horoscope
Therese Neumann’s birth chart

But, to tell the whole truth, these documented mysterious phenomena are far more than we can understand, describe or interpret within the ’horizontal’ dimension of our ordinary astrological context, strictly controlled by the Fate; this is just part of the ’vertical’ one where we may directly experience the Free Will, or, that is properly the same, the Grace of God.    >> More Info

Képtalálat a következőre: „david ho”

First Full Moon In 2017 -The Grand Cross Of Rebellion


The forthcoming Full Moon will occur on January 12th, 2017 at 11:33:54 UT (06:33:54 EST), embedded in the celestial context of a ’cardinal’ ‘Grand Cross’, namely in the aspect pattern of /Moon:CAN/ square /Uranus:ARI/ square /Sun:CAP/ square /Jupiter:LIB/.  Truly, it looks very disharmonic, indicating a sharpened and intensified conflict of astrological principles. Not only the emotional and instinctual spheres seem to exercise great power (Moon in its domicile) over the slightly weakened control of the intellectual Self which is now ’drawn back’ in a ’saturnine’ way (Sun in tropical Capricorn), while the peaceful joviality desiring for inner and outer balance (Jupiter in tropical Libra) is afflicted by a violent and pervasive pulsation (Uranus in tropical Aries) – but, as we have a ’Grand Cross’, all these principles afflict each other. In such a case, the harmonic aspects of these afflicted planets play an important role since only these aspects represent a valuable opportunity to ’dissolve’ the above-mentioned awful aspect pattern. This may be, in the first place, the Saturn, pointing out the importance of the control and calm that we can draw from our past or traditions (Sagittarius Saturn).

The last Full Moon with such a ’cardinal’ Grand Cross – /Moon:CAN/ square /Uranus:ARI/ square /Sun:CAP/ square /Jupiter:LIB/ – has happened a long time ago, on January 17th, 1851. At the ’collective level’, i.e. within the context of the Mundane Astrology, it can be linked with the first hostilities of the ’Taiping Rebellion’– that was, strictly speaking, a civil war – in China. As well-known, China is said to be under the rulership of the tropical ’Libra’ (and sometimes tropical ’Cancer’ sign too).      >> More Astro Info

In Native American and early Colonial times, the Full Moon for January was called the ’Full Wolf Moon’, because the wolves howled in hunger outside the villages. It is also known as the ’Old Moon’ or the ’Snow Moon’.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Wolf Full Moon”

’Promethean’ Mercury Turns Direct

Promethean Mercury

Mercury will station ’direct’ on January 8th, 2017 at 09:42:40 UT (04:42:40 EST) staying at 28SAG51 within the tropical framework and 03SAG52 within the sidereal one (ayanamsha: Fagan–Bradley).

Mercury’s orbit is very eccentric, thus its orbital speed around the Sun may vary considerably ranging from a standstill at its stations to over 2 ¼ degrees at its ’superior’ conjunction. Mercury’s cycle around the Sun takes 88 days, but its synodic cycle with the Sun averages 116 days. (Due to its elliptical nature this may take anywhere between 105 and 130 days.)

The cycle begins at the ’inferior’ conjunction which is the midpoint of Mercury’s retrogradation cycle when the Sun and Mercury rise together. But, as we experience, the Sun now begins to move forward, distancing itself from Mercury which is retrograding. Now, Mercury rise before the Sun, i.e. it is a ’morning star’.  About 10-12 days later, Mercury goes direct and in a fortnight reaches its maximum distance from the Sun or its ’greatest morning elongation’. Both the Sun and Mercury are now travelling about the same speed (i.e. a zodiacal degree a day). Circa six weeks later, Mercury will be seen as conjunct the Sun, its ‘superior’ conjunction. Sun and Mercury rise together again, but since Mercury is travelling its fastest in the cycle, it pulls away from the Sun, leaving the Sun to rise before it. Mercury is now in its occidental half of the cycle, and now it follows the Sun, thus becomes the ’evening star’. Five or six weeks after the ’superior’ conjunction, it will reach its ’greatest evening elongation’ from the Sun. At this time, the Sun and Mercury are again travelling the same speed. About a fortnight after, Mercury will station and turn retrograde, preparing for its next ’inferior’ conjunction on the verge of a new cycle.

Képtalálat a következőre: „Mercury phase”

As a creative mind, Dane Rudhyar (1895–1985), American astrologer, came up with a noteworthy theory, having drawn analogy between the ’celestial  mechanics’ of Mercury  and the human personality types. To demonstrate it in an expressive form, he chose two mythic brothers, Prometheus and Epimetheus, sons of a Titan and an Oceanid.

By Rudhyar, the manifestation of the ’Promethean character’ of Mercury begins at ’inferior’ conjunction, when Mercury is at first retrograde, and between the Earth and Sun /you fall into this type, if your natal Mercury rose before the Sun/; its ’Epimethean character’ is revealed at ’superior’ conjunction when Mercury is at first direct on the other side of the Sun /you fall into this type, if your natal Mercury rose after the Sun/. (Analogically, Mercury-Prometheus corresponds to the waxing half of the lunation cycle /moreover, it has ’solar characteristics’ also, this is why ancient Greeks called the ’morning’ Mercury ’Apollo’/, which takes on its character from the New Moon. Consequently, Mercury-Epimetheus corresponds to the waning half.) But dividing both ’archetypes’ in ’direct’ and ’retrograde’ ’subtypes’, eventually he attains four ’characters’ or ’faces’.

Képtalálat a következőre: „dane rudhyar”

Let’s look closely at Rudhyar’s theory. (As a remark: some astrologers consider this approach as good and applicable, however, others can’t accept it – but this is not surprising in the case of a modern astrological theory.)

  1. The ’Promethean-Retrograde’ mind is one which seeks its independence from the instinctual nature by opposing it more or less violently. It is a mind which has experienced a ’mystery’, an ’initiation’ into a new realm of being – however limited or casual this initiation. As a result, the mind has lost its trust or interest in customary impulses, yet is struggling to get free from them. The mind is ’eager’, but often bound by the very things it wishes to forget, or blinded by what it has realized and is ’prophesying’ to the personality and perhaps to all men. However, out of this inner conflict great personal growth may come, and the personality may become subjectively identified with a great symbol or image for the actualization of which it is fighting. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Promethean-Retrograde’ began on December 28th, 2016 and will end on January 8th, 2017. Mercury’s ecliptical speed: slow./
  2. The ’Promethean-Direct’ mind is essentially established in its own nature and at peace with the requirements of life. It eagerly reaches toward the future and seeks to convey the rhythm of tomorrow to the ego, which may or may not listen very attentively. A few days after the ’direct’ period, the geocentric Mercury stands farthest from the Sun. It is likely to be the time when the Promethean mind is best able to project its vision in symbols or in significant patterns of behavior which will serve to make actual and concrete the Solar potential and purpose. It is about the time when the heliocentric Mercury is in its ’waxing square’ (First Quarter phase) to the Earth. Mental activity is very intense in a projective manner. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Promethean-Direct’ will start on January 8th, 2017, and will last until March 6th, 2017. Mercury’s ecliptical speed: increasing > average./
  3. The ’Epimethean-Direct’ mind seeks to reflect objectively as much as it can of the meaning of life and events after these have occurred. It is the historical, objective mind, which reasons things out on the basis of precedents. It is often the most ’successful’, practically speaking — not running ahead of the self, or life, but running things and people. When Mercury’s motion equals that of the Sun during the ’waning’ phase of the Mercury cycle, the greatest possible stress on mental objectivity is likely to be made; this is approximately the ’Last Quarter’ phase of Mercury — which leads to the Epimethean-retrograde period. The Epimethean mind tends to be formalistic in its approach to life-relationships and behavior; which may mean ’Olympian’ at its best (as against the ’Dionysian’ character of the Promethean mind), or at its worst strictly materialistic and deterministic. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Epimethean-Direct’ will start on March 6th, 2017 and will last until April 9th, 2017. Mercury’s ecliptical speed: fast /
  4. The ’Epimethean-Retrograde’ mind is represented by a Mercury coming to a stop in order to be once more fecundated by the Solar will and purpose. We see this type of mind developing along religious lines or the mentality is found to be of a philosophical character. In both these categories the mind is seeking introspective union with an inner reality; returning to source, as it were. The sense of tradition may be very strong, but it is a means to an end. The mind is not contented with dead-letter worship of the past; there may be a poignant feeling of social discontent, a realization that one should dig underneath, and against the pressure of social patterns and orthodoxy, and thereby be renewed in spirit and in truth. /Within this actual ’cycle’ ’Epimethean-retrograde’ will start on April 9th, 2017 and will last until April 20th, 2017. Mercury’s ecliptical speed: average > decreasing > slow./  >>> More Info