2016 Grand Mutable Cross II – June 12

Event: Domestic/international terrorism incident in Orlando, Florida at the Pulse Night Club.




2016 Grand Mutable Cross II consists of:

*SB=San Bernardino (12/2/15)   *B=Brussels (3/22/16)   *SJ=San Jose (6/2/16)

  • Moon in Virgomoons_vircol-18 (SB, B)
  • Jupiter in Virgo jupiters_vircol-18  (SB, B, SJ)
  • Sun in Gemini suns_gemcol-18 (SJ)
  • Venus in Gemini venuss_gemcol-18 (SJ)
  • Saturn/Antares in Sagittarius saturnαs_sagcol-18 (SB,B, SJ)
  • Chiron in Pisces chirons_piscol-18 (SB, B, SJ)
  • Neptune in Pisces neptunes_piscol-18 (SB, B, SJ)

There is also a boomerang configuration (brown lines running from the bottom to a peak at the top) in that chart, consisting of:

  • Sun in Gemini suns_gemcol-18
  • Venus in Gemini venuss_gemcol-18
  • Saturn/Antares in Sagittarius saturnαs_sagcol-18
  • Mars in Scorpio marss_scocol-18
  • Pluto in Capricorn pluto2s_capcol-18

A boomerang throws energy out that then returns.

The following is my piece from last December exactly as I wrote and emailed it after the Paris and San Bernardino attacks:

December 7, 2015

Holding the Center

2015-2016 Grand Mutable Cross to the USA Birth Chart of July, 4 1776


Signs Involved:

  • Gemini (Mutable Air)
    Virgo (Mutable Earth)
    Sagittarius (Mutable Fire)
    Pisces (Mutable Water)

Current Planets Involved (in the 2015 sky):

  • Sun in Sagittarius
    Moon through Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces each month
    Jupiter in Virgo
    Saturn in Sagittarius
    Chiron in Pisces
    Neptune in Pisces

Historical Planets (in the 7-4-1776 sky):

  • Ascendant in Sagittarius
    Mars in Gemini
    Uranus in Gemini
    Neptune in Virgo

*Nothing in Pisces in the USA natal chart.

*Ascendant = sign rising at the eastern horizon

So, current planets are contacting the historical 1776 planets and angles under which our nation was founded.

A similar set up was in place on 9/11/2001, consisting of:

Historical Planets (in the 9/11 sky):

  • Sun in Virgo
    Moon in Gemini
    Saturn in Gemini
    Chiron in Sagittarius
    Pluto in Sagittarius

This is what I termed the “9/11 Planetary Signature” in the text I sent on 11/18/15.

On 9/11, Pluto and Chiron in Sagittarius were hitting by conjunction the natal USA Ascendant in Sagittarius. Fiery Sagittarius, among its many amenable qualities, is the sign of religious fanaticism, as in jihadist Islam.

At the same time, Pluto and Chiron in Sagittarius were hitting the natal USA Mars/Uranus in Gemini by opposition.

On 9/11, Moon and Saturn in Gemini were hitting the natal USA Mars/Uranus in Gemini by conjunction. Airy Gemini rules all modes of transportation, especially that of air. It’s also the sign of the twins, as in Twin Towers.

At the same time, Moon/Saturn in Gemini were hitting the USA Ascendant in Sagittarius by opposition.

On 9/11, the Sun was squaring all of the above from earthy Virgo. Virgo is connected with daily activities, the work-a-day world. It connects the extreme tension of the Gemini-Sagittarius influence in the sky that day, and in the USA birth chart, to the lives of everyday Americans. Hence, attacks on unsuspecting civilians going about their days.

There is no Pisces placement in either historical chart, which is interesting, because Pisces figures powerfully in the heavens now, as the sign currently hosts Neptune and Chiron.

The “Paris/San Bernardino Planetary Signature” is made up of the same signs (actually all four mutable signs, where 9/11 had just three), but with different planetary emphasis.


Since the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo Attacks in Paris, my theory has been that events occurring during the current time period and for several months to come, will rhyme with events that occurred under the “9/11 Planetary Signature”.

The theory has proven out twice now, in Paris and San Bernardino.

The next 10 days or so are especially crowded with hits and tweaks from planets in Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces in the sky to planets in Gemini, Virgo, and Sagittarius in the USA birth chart – as was the case on 9/11, in Paris and in San Bernardino.

The first six months of 2016 will see similar planetary alignments.

Dissemination of propaganda, misinformation and disinformation around events may reach fantastical levels. Turn a critical, discerning eye to every media report, whether from the red channel, the blue channel, or internet alternative. Knee jerk reactions will only add to the confusion and could be dangerous.

If we prepare ourselves in any way possible – mentally, spiritually, physically – we will be better able to hold the center.  By “holding the center”, I don’t mean the political center, but rather the ethical center – the moral center.

Anybody with ideas on what the “moral center” is and how to hold it, let’s hear it!

2016 Grand Mutable Cross I – June 2

Event: Domestic/international terrorism incident in the streets of San Jose, California following the Trump rally.



california roadtrip leading to the primary


2016 Grand Mutable Cross I consists of:

  • Sun in Gemini  suns_gemcol-18
  • Venus in Gemini  venuss_gemcol-18
  • Jupiter in Virgo  jupiters_vircol-18
  • Saturn/Antares in Sagittarius  saturnαs_sagcol-18
  • Neptune in Pisces neptunes_piscol-18

*See “The Mars/Antares/Saturn Conjunction” and “Holding the Center” in the next post.

There is also a Grand Earth Trine (big blue triangle) in that chart, consisting of:

  • Moon in Taurus  moons_taucol-18
  • Mercury in Taurus  mercurys_taucol-18
  • Jupiter in Virgo  jupiters_vircol-18
  • Pluto in Capricorn  pluto2s_capcol-18




Tracking Mars’ 2016 Transit of Scorpio/Sagittarius and the Mars/Antares/Saturn Conjunction (February through September)

MaSaAn 02-17-16
a) 02/17/16 – Mars, in direct motion, enters its retrograde shadow at 24 Scorpio (stage top right); begins its first slow approach to Antares/Saturn.


MaSaAn 03-05-16
b) 03/05/16 – Mars enters Sagittarius, continues applying direct to Antares/Saturn.
MaSaAn 03-26-16
c) 03/26/16 – Mars closes distance in direct motion toward Antares; as Saturn (stage left) stations retrograde at 17 Sagittarius toward its second conjunction with Antares.
MaSaAn 04-17-16 2
d) 04/17/16 – Mars stops in his tracks, within one degree of exact conjunction, stationing retrograde at 9 Sagittarius. Antares is at 10 and Saturn retrograde at 16 Sagittarius.
MoMaSaAn 05-22-16
e) 05/22/16 – Full Moon at 16 Sagittarius, illuminating Mars retrograde at 2, Antares at 10, and Saturn retrograde at 14: a Sagittarius Stellium!
MaSaAn 05-28-16
f) 05/28/16 – Mars backs away from Antares/Saturn (stage right), entering Scorpio once again, but this time in retrograde motion.
MaSaAn 06-29-16
g) 06/29/16 – Mars, at its furthest retrograde point from Antares/Saturn; now stations to direct motion in 24 Scorpio, whence it will begin a second slow approach to conjunction (stage right).
MaSaAn 08-02-16
h) 08/02/16 – Mars enters Sagittarius for the second time, closing the distance between himself and Antares/Saturn.
MaSaAn 08-09-16
i) 08/09/16 – Mars is getting closer as the second exact conjunction (the retrograde conjunction) of Antares and Saturn occurs.
MaSaAn 08-16-16
j) 08/16/16 – Mars is almost there, as Saturn stations to direct motion and conjoins Antares for the third time.
MaSaAn 08-24-16
k) 08/24/16 – Mars/Antares/Saturn in exact conjunction at 10 Sagittarius.
MaSaAn 08-30-16
l) 08/30/16 – Mars at 15 Sagittarius separates stage left from Antares/Saturn.
MaSaAn 09-17-16
m) 09/17/16 – Mars at 25 Sagittarius putting some distance between himself and Antares/Saturn at 10 and 11, respectively.
MaSaAn 09-27-16 2
n) 09/27/16 – Mars exits stage left, entering Capricorn and leaving Antares at 10 and Saturn at 12 Sagittarius.

Should be a hell of a summer on the world stage.

Hat tip to the wonderful planetarium software Stellarium for the images.

Spring 2016 Earthquake Window

as20160416001154_commPictured Above: The Aso-Ohahi (Aso Large Bridge) tumbled into the Kurokawa river in the village of Minami-Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture, on April 16 after another big earthquake. (Yuta Takahashi)

I wrote “Possible EQs!” (below) in the late summer of 2015 as one of those forecasts that covers months into the future.  I was pretty sure a major earthquake window was opening, but I suspected that there wasn’t enough Taurus energy (being springtime energy) in the early stages of the 2015-16 Grand Earth Trine for solid manifestation of the energies at play.

Jupiter in Virgo – check.  Pluto in Capricorn – check. But tiny, fleeting Moon in Taurus once a month? Not quite enough.

We’re there now, though.  Sun enters Taurus on 04/19/16 in opposition to the full Moon in Scorpio.  Mercury is in Taurus for an extended stay, turning retrograde on 04/28/16A day later, on 04/29/16, Venus enters the Sign of the Bull.  When the Moon arrives there on 05/05/16, we’ll have a stellium of planets in fixed, earthy Taurus that will be contacting the other two planets (Jupiter, Pluto) in the other two earth signs (Virgo, Capricorn) by 120 degree trines.

Through Jupiter in mutable earth Virgo, the Grand Earth Trine (loosening) will contact the Grand Mutable Cross (tightening).  More on the Grand Mutable Cross, which includes Mars/Antares/Saturn, to come.

This tightening>loosening>tightening dynamic has already shown itself through releases of geological and tectonic stresses underneath Myanmar, Japan, and Ecuador – all with just quicksilver Mercury in Taurus!  But there may be more to come along these lines as Sun and Venus approach.

Anyway, here are the relevant excerpts from my 09/01/15 earthquake forecast (sent by email), with the most important passage in italics.  I also discuss earlier configurations from 2012-2015 and some corresponding world events.

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Possible EQs!
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:40:06 -0500
From: Sara <…net>
To: Hub <…net>, Dad <…com>, Barb <…com>

September 1, 2015

Possible EQs!


1) 08/31/15: Opposition on the Earth-Water Axis of the Grand Mutable Cross – Sun in Virgo Opposite Neptune in Pisces.

2) 09/03/15: Grand Earth Trine – Moon in Taurus + Sun/Jupiter in Virgo + Pluto in Capricorn.

3) 09/17/15: Opposition on the Earth-Water Axis of the Grand Mutable Cross – Jupiter in Virgo Opposite Neptune in Pisces.

The first configuration above (180 degree opposition) represents a tightening of energy; the second (120 degree trine) is a loosening; and the third (180 degree opposition), a tightening again.


The action would indeed seem similar to birth pangs.



This process will repeat several times over the next year, as it did during the years of the Grand Cardinal Cross and Grand Water Trine (2012-2015).  During those years, the tightening-followed-by-loosening-followed-by-tightening was keenly felt in the natural world. This dynamic kicked off in the fall of 2012 with Hurricane Sandy.  There was major flooding all over world for several years running.  Also, repeated southerly incursions of the Polar Vortex led to relentless successions of record-breaking winter storms in 2013-14 and 2014-15.

The dynamic was apparent in the monetary system as well, though the venerable financial engineers at the Federal Reserve chose to focus on the “loosening” part of the process much more than the “tightening” part. With incessant bursts from their liquidity hose, to the tune of $85 billion a month, they managed to prop up the stock and debt markets even to this day. However, by ignoring or, indeed, actively suppressing, the necessary “tightening” part of the process (which should have followed “loosening” like night follows day), the Money Masters have guaranteed that the “tightening” action, when it inevitably arrives, will be difficult if not impossible to mitigate with further monetary “loosening”, i.e. quantitative “easing” or, simply, money printing.


It should be intriguing to see how this dynamic of
“tightening>loosening>tightening” manifests through the 2015-16 Grand Mutable Cross and Grand Earth Trine. One can only imagine how it might play out geologically.  Relentless succession of earthquakes?  That’s a strong possibility.


This now qualifies as an “astro-hit”!

The Mars/Antares/Saturn Conjunction

Photo at spaceweather.comZodiac15

This brilliant grouping of heavenly bodies can be seen rising in the east-southeast around midnight CST.

Mars – 8 degrees, 54 minutes of Sagittarius (mars 8 s_sagcol-18 54)

Antares 9 degrees, 47 minutes of Sagittarius (α 9 s_sagcol-18 47)

Saturn  15 degrees, 58 minutes of Sagittarius (saturn 15 s_sagcol-18 58)

High and potentially dangerous drama to occur under this conjunction of two planets and a fixed star.

Red Antares is a fixed star, a higher octave of Mars, associated with such Mars attributes as aggression, heat, and impulsiveness.  Under Mars and Antares, events of a martial nature could occur and escalate.  A combative streak is evident in people and events.  The fact that Mars (the ancient malefic) is stationing retrograde near Antares increases the explosive potential in people and events; in frequency and magnitude; since Mars is up close and personal during this time.

The probability of terrorist attacks, domestic and international, is quite high, as is political violence around the USA presidential election.  Antares is within one degree of opposition to the USA natal Uranus in Gemini.  Mars is now stationing retrograde opposite that natal Uranus.  This is a volatile signature.

9/11 Planetary Signature In Play

A quick historical note is that the natal USA Uranus in Gemini was being contacted by Saturn in Gemini on 9/11.

Currently, Saturn (the other ancient malefic) is in orb as well, focusing and crystallizing the above potentials. In December 2015, Saturn opposed Uranus in Gemini in the USA natal chart and conjoined Antares in the sky.  Under these Saturn/Antares contacts, the international terror attack at San Bernardino, CA occurred, as did the dire escalation of domestic terror from the radical regressive American left.

Saturn then went on in January to make the first of three conjunctions to the natal USA Ascendant in Sagittarius.  A quick historical note is that the natal USA Ascendant in Sagittarius was being contacted by Pluto in Sagittarius on 9/11.

Back in the present, the second conjunction of Saturn in Sagittarius in the sky to the natal USA Ascendant (the retrograde conjunction) occurs on 06/02/16, very close to the crucial California primary, so that Americans of all stripes should expect and prepare for more of both kinds of terrorism, especially with a retrograding Mars now in the mix.  This dynamic will be in play through July and the Republican and Democratic Conventions and into August.

Sagittarius can be a loose cannon if not properly channeled. The mutable, fiery energy becomes wild, chaotic.  The problem is, it’s really not in the Jupiter-ruled Archer’s nature to be controlled. This half man, half horse creature will not be harnessed. Once his arrows start flying, great creation or great destruction, as well as great hilarity, can ensue, depending on whether the arrows fly true or willy-nilly.

Besides acts of war, terrorism, and political violence, the influence of Mars/Antares/Saturn in Sagittarius can be seen in the natural world in the activation of fault lines along the Ring of Fire. As well, it could be a major wildfire summer, especially in late July and August.