Check Your Chart, for the Week of 3RD  JULY 2017

by Canadian John Rutherford, Astrologer, reading Your Horoscope since 1971.

Astro-Alarm Bells went off. Not for the event but the timing. A new US political attack ad started showing Monday, suggesting a continuing series easily developing into a propaganda program. It’s all about the timing.

Mars started it. That’s his job, igniting things. He had just given the Go Sign to the Jupiter-Neptune crisis aspect. Any form of Mars with Jupiter signals a kind of ‘war’, a competition, meeting challenges, all in for a win.

Mercury the Communicator started spouting a new brand of vitriol. Instead of setting off on an adventure vacation, a much more workable Personal solution like some friends did, Mercury triggered the ‘leader’, Jupiter, in a crisis-laden complex that included the Moon.

By Sunset, it was a beautiful sight: the Crescent Moon sextile Jupiter, a third of the Evening Sky away. Unseen, below the Horizon and too far away to be seen, was Neptune in crisis aspect to both. This Yod, called the Finger of Fate, is based on the Marks of Success (Moon sextile Jupiter), but its focus is Deception, Distraction, Long on Speculation, Short on Facts (Neptune).

By the next day, a massive cyberattack hit starting in Ukraine, another chemical attack ‘redline’ arose in Syria, the useless but irritating Muslim Ban took partial effect, and the GOP devolved into 5 fighting factions over the stalled repeal of ObamaCare, cancelling the vote. Canada canned its spam bill over privacy problems, and was hit with No Free Trade duties over softwood, curiously threatening 11K US jobs.

More telling to this week’s theme of a Self-Generated Crisis, Pinocchio’s international approval is abysmal. With his vanity constantly on the line, he and his Klan keep destroying all government safety nets, in the name of “freedom”, and stifle all media contacts. And, more alarming, the NRA came out with adspromoting violence. Then, in full-on attacks on “fake news”, spewed fake insults at two media hosts and suggesting violence against CNN.

Like any infantile bully, and with raging Mars so strong in his chart, he only knows attack and assault by any reactive means, nothing thought out, no strategy. That last is starting to hurt, and deeply worry, all involved in international affairs. Out of dozens of countries, his only bigly rise in approval is in Russia.

From the Rules of a Yod, full effects develop when the ‘leader’ (Jupiter) aspects the ‘apex’ (Neptune). That means, if nothing overrides, a major propaganda machine will be in place in the US within 2 years.

The major operative Giant Planets this year are Jupiter, Lord of Lots of Something, opposed disruptive Uranus, starting just before New Year’s, hitting full stride early March, and making their ‘third time is the charm’ aspect in late September. The Sun’s showdown with, and potential to thwart, this Revolutionary Duo starts next week, developing over the following 2 weeks. Then, there’s the August Eclipse on the exact degree of his Ascendant. Pinocchio will then become Supreme Dictator, or this will be a supreme mess, lasting till Jupiter aligns with Saturn in late 2020 after the next US federal election.

By Friday eve, as the Moon aligned with Don’t Care Jupiter, all seemed to relax going into a Holiday weekend. But, the deep damage and the malicious incitements had been done.


This Week: As an augury, Canada Day found the Moon aligning with relatively comfy Jupiter, considering. US Independence Day occurs this year exactly when Jupiter, symbol of the Leader, is in crisis aspect to Neptune, the Distracted Pest. And, the Moon, symbol of Public Support, is apogee, most distant. Even its neighbours are pulling away.

            The Sun aspects, pumps up, feeds energy to, those Two Giants in crisis, right when the Moon is so out of touch, on Wednesday. Get out of town or out to lunch. It’s that kind of day. The next day, Thursday, the slow poke Moon aligns with stick-in-the-mud Saturn. This is one week that is Not a Goer. Cinch your ginch for a week of Nots and Knots. Or not, if/since we all backed off this Metchosin (a Big Stinking Fish). Take off, eh?


Nota Bene: The Not-So-Primitives are making a comeback. Protons stayed lower, so the Sun can again play a more Developed role, not like the Primitive Slog that ramped up in February.

            Uranus’ magnetosphere opens and closes every day. “The magnetic field tumbles very fast, like a child cartwheeling down a hill…” Haven’t Astrologers been saying something like that about Mr Chaos for over a century?

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Monday, 3 July. (slow Moon lost in a dream in Scorpio. Venus in late Taurus hard aspects Jupiter in Libra. 29 Fixed, 14 Cardinal)

Not fully triggered till the morrow late, this makes for genial pleasantries. But, what’s the point unless a Selfish Indulgence? So, grab an ear of sweet stuff and butter up your corn.


Tuesday – Wednesday, 4-5 July. (apogee Moon a spoiled brat in Sagittarius. Mercury in late Cancer hard aspects Uranus in Aries and Neptune in Pisces, 28-29 Cardinal, 13-14 Mutable)

This makes no sense, nor has a point other than a lot of noise to grab attention. Once you have it, then what? One more False Alarm, the Boy crying Fake Wolf, alienates more than it alerts.

(the Sun in Cancer trine Neptune in Pisces but square Jupiter in Libra. 14 Cardinal, 29 Fixed)

Jupiter can be great at Bluff and Bluster, but this works the opposite. Bold and Brazen has worn thin. Circumstances now dictate more Pomp with decorum, after another insensitive outrage. How can you play the part if you don’t act the part?


Thursday, 6 July. (sluggish Moon humbled in Sagittarius. The Sun in Cancer soft aspects Venus / Uranus. 15 Cardinal, 0 Mutable)

“But, I was doing what I usually do?” Yeah, well, that too has limits. Since this Diva Clash is all about you, it’s the others who have them. The same old dance is fine, but boring, needs an upgrade, since your audience is shrinking.

(Mercury in Leo sextile Venus in Gemini, both aspecting Saturn / Neptune. 2 degrees and 17 degrees of All Signs)

This Yes really means No. In sales, this is called the Nice Guy routine, so pleasant and cordial, “Yeah, it’s OK, fine, good enough…”, right out the door. It’s the Bum’s Rush.


Saturday, 8 July. (Full Moon full, or full of it, in Capricorn. The Sun in Cancer. 17 Cardinal, 2 Mutable)

There are Full Moon’s! You know, the ones that sparkle or shake or push and drive. This ain’t one of ‘em, just a bright night light that separates this week from that. Pay Attention!


Nota Bene: Primitive vs. Advanced levels of expression for the Signs of the Zodiac have been discussed for centuries. We are beyond textbook now, linking Proton Storms to Primitive levels of Astrological expression. In other words, when protons reign, much gets reduced, closer to basic instincts.

These storms cannot be predicted yet. Only continuing observations help refine the forecasts. See, Astrology is not fortune telling, but more like an Emotional Weather Report.

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Is your Number up?
 Check Your Four Personal Points for every day (see below).  If the numbers match, this day is meant for you!

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 neutralize 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 energies.

The Sign Numbers are the degrees in the Signs of the Zodiac being emphasized.  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 all Your Points.

Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:

The Ascendant, the Mid-heaven, the Moon, and the Sun.  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.
Moon              relate to matters in your emotional life.          Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun                 relate to matters in your physical life.             Use it to see what’s in your core.

The Signs of the Zodiac are:
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.

When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.

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