Check Your Chart, for the Week of 3 April 2006
First there was nothing, then more nothing, then the Eclipse hit. I
only needed one newspaper last week, Thursday’s, to see the “what for” of
the important stuff. And, it was. The Solar Eclipse hit the
Point of Bad News, the Mercury (news, messages, communications) / Saturn
(serious, “heavy”) midpoint. In the next few hours, Canada has its
first combat casualty in 32 years, BC Hydro announces it is running short
of power and will soon have to import, Hamas has a cabinet but gets its
aid cut from Canada, Saudi Arabia is also now making The Bomb thanks to
Pakistan, Russia is becoming a dictatorship says Gorbichev, the US will
test a 700 ton “bunker buster” that would send a mushroom cloud over Las
Vegas, the US right wing publishes plans to make Republicans the
perpetual dominant party, and Iran had earthquakes. Then back to
nothing, the usual drivel of local madness and mayhem.
Kinda makes ya sit and ponder, don’t it, pardner? When the Moon
passes exactly between the Earth and the Sun, the line of the Moon’s
shadow across the Earth forms a focus, often so much that it separates
those on either side. The Eclipse path shows that for the next few
years, the sense of connection between Europe and the Middle East,
including Egypt, will be more disrupted. The ongoing clash of an
organised set of democracies and fundamental Islam will be intensified
over the next three months, as the Sun squares gloomy Saturn (24 April),
opposes belligerent Jupiter (4 May), squares Neptune, “The Lost” (10 May,
when I plan to take a holiday), then a jangly Uranus (5 June).
So, what about all the disruptions in France over their labour law,
willy-nilly being able to fire those under 26 for no reason? What
about uppity Hispanics, over half a million just in the streets of LA,
protesting the US immigration, cum alien labour, law? Retreating
(retrograde) Jupiter square Neptune, Lord of the Disadvantaged.
That’s had its effect for the last few weeks, as have the latest French
riots. Ho hum, shoulda known.
Nota Bene: Check Your Chart focuses only on the influence of
Planetary Aspects. It does not look at Lunar Aspects to those
Planets. That’s for fine tuning. That’s for the daily
That’s for a proper reading pinning down which Planet is above your
Horizon, doing it to you, and which ones are below, giving you the power
to do it back.
And, then the Moon will show what you can do about it. Get your
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This Week: The Sun wants a holiday, a way to get away from
it all, and will seek any way to escape by Saturday late, no matter what
he says. That’s the point. Ruses are on the rise. Some
will say anything, use any bluff and bluster, that stalls and
So, do all the homework, grab all the notes and records, before Thursday
night when the door shuts and the unclaimed leftovers get shredded.
Giddy carelessness Tuesday gives the opening, your best window of
Monday – Wednesday, 3-5 April. (Moon in Cancer. Sun
aspects Mars / Saturn, then Jupiter – Neptune / Uranus. 14-16 Card,
29 Fix, 0-1 Mut)
It starts as a grind, having to tough it as best you can, and can
then come right off the rails without enough help. Consider it the
playoffs, the best and brightest each going for broke, giving it their
best shot. Then you have to call in the second string, the
reserves, as all stars lose their way, big engines run out of steam.
Tuesday, 4 April. (Mercury trine Jupiter. 17 degrees of
Along with the Solar energy of Jupiter / Uranus (see above), today
could be the madness of loose lips blabbing the farm away. A moment
of mental ease can be careless. Too much enthusiasm tells
all. Better for travel, great for sight seeing, and let others do
Thursday, 6 April. (Moon in Leo. Mercury aspects
stationary Saturn. 19 Mut, 4 Fix)
Saturn is making a serious point. Mercury better listen, even
if it is to just slow down and contemplate, but make no decision unless
you are willing to live with this a very long time. Turnover, even
when due, will be fraught with difficulties. An investment you
can’t sell later?
Saturday, 8 April. (Moon slow in late Leo. Sun aspects
Mercury / Jupiter, sextile Neptune. 19 Card, 4 Mut)
Here’s your cue to get away, even if by smoke and mirrors. A
lively dance, stepping so carefully. One slip will be long
remembered if you try pushing your luck into the witching hour.
Tag, do you want to be it?
If you want the “horrible-scopes”, go somewhere else.
If you want the meaning behind them, stay on.
Is your Number up? Check Your Four Personal Points for
every day, see below. If the numbers match, this day is for
Each forecast shows: the Moon Sign, the Planetary Aspect, and Numbers
of degrees in Signs for the Planetary Aspect.
The Moon Sign is the Sign the Moon is in for that day.
The Moon Sign gives advantage to the Sign it is in, puts extra
pressure on the opposite Sign, and tends to cross up or neutralise the
Signs at right angles. For example, with Fixed Signs, if the Moon
is in Taurus, Taurus has the advantage, Scorpio gets challenged, and Leo
and Aquarius get shifted or crossed up.
The Planetary Aspect is where action is released. It's the
Excuse. Unlike daily Horoscopes that suggest each day has the same
level of influence, this is the core of changes in the daily
The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being
emphasised. If the degree for any day is close to any degree of
Your Four Personal Points (see below), within a degree or so, THIS
IS YOUR DAY. Pay extra ATTENTION.
You may have several days in the week activated for you, or you may have
none. As a degree hits one of Your Four Personal Points, the
forecast tells about the important things in your life. The daily
forecasts tell you when. The overall story comes through over
time. Sooner or later, the degrees of the Forecast catch up to
Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:
The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the
These are the most important Points of your Horoscope, calculated
from your birth date, your birth-place, and the time of day you drew your
first breath. The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant
and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the
Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birth
place. We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon. The
Ascendant, also called Your Rising Sign, is more important
than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant relate to matters in your
environment. Use it to see what's in your “face”.
Mid-heaven relate to matters in your personal
life. Use it to see what's in your mind.
relate to matters in your emotional life. Use it to see
what's in your heart.
relate to matters in your physical
life. Use it to see what's in
The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Card: Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fix: Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mut: Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
Heaven, Help Us! The forecast is the mood of the
moment. For example, if it rains, we all get wet, no matter
what “Sign” we are.
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