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Vol. 1 Issue 4                                                                                                                          April 21 2016


With the way things are going these days one must wonder what is going on.  We have decided here at

Caer and Dee's Place to give you the latest Astro Weather Forecast to help you understand a little bit

what's happening.  Zell  basis her forecasts on Astrological Transits of the planets. 

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No, I am not getting blasé or numb to these tragedies. Just observing the stars and acknowledging the genius of astrologer, Richard Nolle, who has been saying for many years that planets get STRONGER, not weaker, in their influence on us during their retrograde periods. They are also stronger just before and after the Rx, a time Nolle calls the “Max” period, when a planet slows in its motion through the signs and moves into perigee – its closest physical approach to Earth. Visible planets will also appear much brighter in the sky at perigee.

Makes sense that their influence would be stronger, not weaker.

Nolle has also studied and documented the increase of violent news stories during Mars Rx/Max periods. We are currently in such a period and will be for another month.

I knew that the CURRENT Mars Max/Rx was likely to show up with especially shocking events in the news because of the aspects Mars is making during this time – one in particular.


With both Mars and Uranus moving exceptionally slow – lingering around 23-25 degrees of Scorpio and Aries respectively -- we literally have an almost TWO MONTH LONG QUINCUNX between two of the most violent planets in the sky.

Quincunxes indicate situations of stress to which there is no solution … no adjustment satisfies either party. When that happens between two hotheads like Mars and Uranus – and in two of the signs most associated with violence – we’ve got trouble.

So much has happened during this aspect already … assassination in England, another assassination and then the nightclub tragedy in Orlando, then Istanbul, West Bank, Kenya, Colorado, and now Bangladesh – plus minor (by comparison) violence in Denver, Chicago, San Jose and more … and yet I don’t think say we’ve seen the worst of it yet.

This Mars Rx/Max, so exaggerated by the Uranus quincunx, is also joined in the sky by an ideologically contentious Saturn-Neptune-Jupiter t-square … which becomes a Grand Square each time another planet has moves through the mid-degrees of Gemini. Sun, Venus, and Mercury completed the Grand Square three times in June, near some of the worst violent (and severe weather) events. Moon translates that square once every week, when it travels a mid-Mutable sign.

Moon also translates (hyper-activates) the continuing (though wide) Uranus Pluto square, and the tight Mars-Uranus quincunx. Mercury, Venus, and Sun turned that quincunx into a Yod three times in June, heightening the tensions in the sky, which were reflected in the news.

Am I worried? Yes. Like I said, the aspects aggravating the quincunx and the squares are not over yet, and I doubt the violent news is, either.

Here are the dates that have the most potential to blow up into new violence, IMO:

JULY 2 – The Moon in Gemini turns the philosophically contentious Saturn-Neptune-Jupiter t-square into an even more combative Mutable Grand Square. Then later, on the same day, the Gemini Moon turn the Mars Uranus quincunx into a Yod. Both Uranus and Moon have irreconcilable differences with resentful Mars in Scorpio.

JULY 4 – A powerful and heavily afflicted New Moon infuses the atmosphere with even more emotional and aggressive energy. Pluto opposes the Sun-Moon-Venus-Mercury conjunction. In the chart for Washington, DC (and thus for the United States) every is angle ruled by an afflicted planet. All tangible matters experience stress. Now we have two combative t-squares, one Mutable and one Cardinal. The Mars-Uranus quincunx hasn’t budged and now we have Saturn quincunx the New Moon.

JULY 19 – The Full Moon and Sun t-square Uranus. A very emotional and stressful Full Moon, when impulse control is almost non-existent, especially in imbalanced personalities.

All the Water energies have exploded into floods and severe weather, also a common manifestation of Jupiter-Neptune afflictions.

But Water energy is great for creativity and for helping others. So if you’re inclined toward those activities, you might want to keep the TV off, and go on a news fast for a few weeks. Focus on positive creativity and altruism until Mars and Uranus part ways and Jupiter ditches Saturn and Neptune in early August.


- Mid-Mutable degrees

- Mid-Cardinal degrees; later in the month, late Cardinal degrees

- 22-26 Scorpio or Aries


April 2016


About this period of so many of the famous dying (scroll down to see my post (TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE SUPERMOON – MARCH 8, 2016

Lots of people always die, even lots of celebrities. But with Saturn (loss and deprivation) and Neptune (dissolving. disappearing) in their on-and-off square --- while occupying the signs Sag and Pisces, rulers of the rich-and-famous, artists, and creative people who weave a mystique -- we're seeing much more of this than an average season would bear. The March Solar Eclipse in Pisces also played into this energy, with the eclipsed Sun conjunct Neptune and square Saturn in the eclipse chart. Solar Eclipse charts play out their energies for a year or more. We're likely to see more, particularly those who touched us deeply in some way.


He died of the flu. Ruler of the 8th house (cause of death) is Mercury in Gemini. Both the planet and sign rule lungs and respiratory system. Death by respiratory illness -- which is how the flu kills!

I don't think a celebrity death has hit me as hard as this since John Lennon. Prince's music became the soundtrack for one of the most exciting periods of my life.

RIP, amazing man!

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Do the affairs of that house seem overripe for change?

Do you have long-held hopes and dreams related to the affairs of that house?

Have you stored up energies in that house which could bear great gifts – or explode into out-of-control consequences?

Have you been doing things you KNOW you shouldn't do related to the issues ruled by that house? Have you neglected the affairs of that house, so you have a mess on your hands which you've been trying to ignore?

OR have you built a "great castle" in that house, richly furnished and wondrous, and you just need a sign saying when to move in?

Answer those questions honestly and you will probably know what might happen for you, within a year before and a year after a Solar Eclipse. In fact, it has probably already begun to happen.

(ALL OF THE ABOVE also applies to any house ruled by a planet conjuncted by the Solar Eclipse, up to 3 degrees orb, sometimes even 5 or 6, if it is a powerful, long-duration, Total Solar Eclipse).


Some people get scared when I post my eclipse articles. They've heard all the superstitious nonsense (yes, even some astrologers indulge in spreading dire superstitions!) and they can't help but feel fear.

If you are energy-sensitive, you might also feel the unstable energies which abound during eclipse seasons. And we all see that news stories get more chaotic and violent during most eclipse seasons.

But like nasty aspects between outer planets (such as the Uranus-Pluto square), the results of Solar Eclipses in Personal Lives/charts are not usually as dramatic as the manifestations in the mundane world.




I call the personal Solar Eclipse effects "Breakdowns or Breakthroughs." I judge the effects based upon the tangible affairs ruled by the house where the Solar Eclipse falls and (if there is one) any house(s) ruled by a natal planet which the Solar Eclipse conjuncts.

Not all Solar Eclipses cause the same magnitude of effects. Much depends on the "potential energy" stored in the issues of the native's affected house(s).

For instance, Tiger Woods' (see examples below) enormous SE Breakdown would not have been possible without his own deceitful 5th house activities preceding it.

Struggling Single Mom's wonderful SE Breakthrough would not have happened without her previous financial misfortunes.

Read these real-life examples, and you will see … you might just as easily get a positive surprise as an unpleasant one, when a Solar Eclipse visits or reflects upon a house in your natal chart.


** UNHAPPILY SINGLE WOMAN -- In her late 40s, she's never been married or even lived with a guy, and hasn't dated in years. She's a hopeless romantic and figures she will never meet a guy who lives up to her fantasies, so she almost gives up. I see that a Solar Eclipse will conjunct her natal Sun in the 5th, ruler of her 7th, and advise her to try an online dating service as the eclipse approaches. The first guy she dates turns out to be her proverbial Mr. Right! They marry and live happily ever after. (Or at least so far, for the past 10+ years.)

** STRUGGLING SINGLE MOM – She ran a home-based business for more than 30 years, but it hadn't been earning enough to money pay her bills for about the past 10 years. In desperation, she had been living on the equity in her home for most of that time. The property values had skyrocketed in her neighborhood since she purchased the home, but her house was smaller than most and needed many upgrades to appeal to modern buyers. She had gotten to the point where she had USED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN EQUITY and couldn't afford the payments anymore, eventually paying her mortgage (and all of her other monthly bills!) with more of her equity every month.

She decided to put the house up for sale at a time when a Solar Eclipse was about to exactly conjunct her Sun in the 2nd house (finances), ruler of her 4th house (home and real estate). Her expectations were low but the house sold quickly – and a bidding war pushed the price up to almost a million dollars! She was able to pay off ALL she owed on the house and every other bill she had, with more than $300,000 left … part of which she spent on a new, less expensive home in a retirement community. She went from overwhelming credit card and mortgage debt to NO mortgage, NO debt, AND THE ABILITY TO RETIRE all in the action of ONE SOLAR ECLIPSE!

** COUPLE IN THEIR LATE 30's – Married for 15 years, trying desperately for a child for 10 years. They even went to a fertility doctor, to no avail. Just when they quit trying and had began to discuss adopting, TWO Solar Eclipses land in their composite 5th house (yes, Eclipses work just as well with Composite charts as with natal!) They had a baby that year, just a month after one of the eclipses. The baby's Sun conjuncts his Mom's Venus, and I have never seen a more adoring mom than her! He's grown into a model citizen.


** UNEMPLOYED WOMAN – She really needed a job. But her heart had longed for years to go back to school. She also longed to travel to Europe. But she had no money at all, barely enough to (hopefully) last until she got a job. Then she heard about a professional organization that granted overseas scholarships to students who wanted to earn a Master's Degree overseas. She was not an ideal candidate – the judges preferred younger students, just out of undergrad school. (She was in her mid 40s). They preferred grantees who planned to go for a Master's in the same major as their Bachelor's. (She had a BA in business, but wanted to go for a MFA, Master of Fine Arts). Some of the judges discouraged her application. But when I saw that she had two upcoming Solar Eclipses landing in her 9th house (which rules advanced studies, grants, and long distance travel), I told her to GO FOR IT! One of the eclipses even landed right on her 9th house Moon, which also rules her 9th. It was the perfect set-up and she GOT THE GRANT! They also paid for her living expenses while she attended a University in England, and traveled to France on her off times. Her dream of a lifetime, fulfilled!

** JIMMY PAGE – Leader of the super-band. Led Zeppelin. But he didn't start his career that way. His incredible guitar talents had him playing (uncredited) on some of the biggest hits that came out of the early 1960s rock and roll scene in London. He was only in his teens then. He did time with other groups, including the Yardbirds, but none of his early gigs fulfilled his true ambition – to form a super group that would take the music world by storm. He wanted to write his own songs and take the creative lead in his music career. His vision firmly in place, he found the lead singer of his dreams when he say Robert Plant perform in a small town. They released their first album in 1969, and went on to mega-success, all their lives forever changed by it. Jimmy had two Solar Eclipses fall in his 10th house of career and fame during the first two years of LZ's greatest success. One of those eclipses conjuncted Robert Plant's Mercury, ruler of his 10th house.

** ME – As I mention in another eclipse post, I had a Solar Eclipse in my 7th house a few months before my divorce. But it's the REASON for my divorce that made this outcome Outrageously Good … I had met the Man of My Dreams, LITERALLY. I'd had a dream ten years before and I saw this man in great detail in the dream. Leaving my husband for him was a risk … Dream Guy was 11 years younger than me. Nothing about it made sense (that Eclipse Non-Linear feeling!), except that IT FELT SO RIGHT. So I went with it, and Dream Guy and I are still together, more than 30 years now smile emoticon


** MARRIED WOMAN – Happily married for 15 years. Solar Eclipse in Pisces landed in her 7th house, conjunct her North Node. Her husband confessed to her that he’d been deceiving her – he’s gay and has been all his life. They divorce. She’s devastated for a while but remains friends with her ex- and his new, male partner.

** WORKING MAN – Employed at the same company for 8 years, so valuable, departments fought over who could use his services next. Solar Eclipse conjuncted his MC and within two months, he was laid off, due to a corporate takeover. His MC ruler is very well aspected and it did turn out to be a blessing in disguise, after temporary stress and hardship.

** WOMAN IN HER 50's – She looked wonderful to me, but this client of mine asked me if it was a good time for her to get cosmetic surgery, specifically one designed to make her face look younger with synthetic fillers. I advised her to wait more than a year because she was about to have a Solar Eclipse in her 1st house and the results might not be predictable. She asked me if I thought it would be okay if she thoroughly researched the procedure and felt okay about it. I told her that I still wouldn't advise it. So she did it anyway, and did NOT research it first. If she had done even a basic web search, she would have learned that there have been massive numbers of complaints about this particular procedure, which often degrades into lumps in the face, making the person look worse than before, even deformed. Worse yet, it sometimes causes an autoimmune reaction that results in something called temporal arteritis, where something that looks like a giant, burst vein pops out of your forehead. She suffered all that and more, and I was very sorry to have been right in my advice on that one.

** COUPLE -- Both in their 50's, marry after a 2-year relationship. Second marriage for each, and all looks rosy for an early retirement and some wonderful times ahead. He treats her like the Queen of the Universe. Then a very powerful Solar Eclipse occurs on their Composite chart Sun. I see it and realize something is about to change in their relationship. I tell her that, within 6 months, they won't recognize their marriage. Sometimes these are good changes but often not, so I just advised the woman to be alert. In a few months, she finds porn and contacts with prostitutes on his computer. (It gets so much worse, I can't even say it all here.) Needless to say, they are now divorced.

** ELIZABETH SMART – Famous kidnapping victim. Six months before her kidnapping, a Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius (rules “people unlike you”) landed in her 11th (people you know casually) conjunct her natal Uranus/Saturn conjunction (rulers of her 1st house of self-conception and 12th house of secret enemies, enslavement, and imprisonment). The kidnapper had met her before, when he did work on her family's home. Most of us know the story but, if not, you can read about it here:

** TIGER WOODS -- A textbook case ... Solar Eclipse conjuncts his natal Mercury in the 5th house (love affairs), which rules his MC (career and reputation). Two months BEFORE the eclipse, his Thanksgiving night fight with his wife occurs and that leads to the now infamous complete "eclipsing" of his formerly spotless reputation, his brilliant career, and losing him all of his lucrative sponsorship deals. It took him years to regain any of his former aura of success, and his image (10th house) has never completely recovered.

** BILL CLINTON and MONICA LEWINSKY – An unusual and AMAZING case! These two people have very similar chart wheels and experienced a series of Solar and Lunar Eclipses in their 5th houses (lovers, love affairs) and 11th houses (friends, colleagues, and voting bodies such as Congress) in the years leading up to and spanning their big sex scandal. Amazingly, their now notorious love affair, and the involvement of Monica's friends and colleagues (11th house) leaking the story, led to Congress (11th house) voting to impeach Bill Clinton! This story has so many Solar Eclipse (breakdowns) and Lunar Eclipse (shocking revelations) features, it would take a whole book to properly analyze them.

** MONICA TODAY – Monica Lewinsky had a Solar Eclipse at 0 Scorpio in her 1st house – and she recently embarked on a campaign to reinvent her self-image as a supporter of those who have been plagued by internet bullying.…/monica-lewinsky-tears-up-during-sp…/


AL GORE – Another textbook case. Within 18 months of the historic and notorious 2000 Presidential Election (which was decided by the Bush v. Gore case in the U.S. Supreme Court), Al Gore’s chart took some hard angular hits from Solar Eclipses, the most intense of which was the August 2000 Solar Eclipse in his 1st house, conjunct his natal Mars, ruler of his MC. Being declared the election “loser” by the Supreme Court crushed everything about Al Gore, particularly his self-concept (1st house) and drive (Mars – his lifelong goal was to become president). Since Mars rules his MC, world opinion of him also transformed, but it did so according to his own reinvention. Not satisfied settling down with the label of “former Vice President,” Al Gore reinvented himself in an image much more aligned with his long-time concern – the environment. He began calling himself a “recovering politician” while the world began to see him (MC, reputation) as a passionate crusader for the environment, an author, a filmmaker, and a Nobel Prize winner.

Now, THAT was an eclipse BREAKDOWN that transformed into a spectacular BREAKTHROUGH!

It’s notable that Gore’s election opponent, George W. Bush has an almost identical chart wheel to Gore and also had that Solar Eclipse land in his 1st house. But Bush does not have his Mars in the same place, and so the ruler of his MC (also Mars but in Virgo) was not affected by that eclipse. He still had the Breakthrough effect in his 1st, and could now redefine his self image as ‘Mr. President’.

PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS: I've noticed that many people get important, even national or international awards within a year of having a Solar Eclipse occur in their 10th or 11th houses.


Many awards are given through a process of VOTING, either by a board or a larger membership, like the Academy Awards. The 11th house rules the voting process and thus the approval of peers. Albert Einstein had eclipses in his 10th and 11th before receiving the Nobel Prize. Steven Spielberg finally won an Oscar (after 15 years of superb filmmaking) when two Solar Eclipses fell in his 11th house, one year after the next.


I'd love to hear about your personal observations from past eclipses, and also any observations from now through the next 6 to 12 months that relate to the location of this eclipse in your natal chart.




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February 5, 2016




A friend asked me this question and I meant to give her a short, concise answer …. but this is what I came up with.

Certain planetary formations seem to portend a greater than usual loss of the famous, rich, and powerful ... as if "taking them away” from the public/collective consciousness, which has been used to having them around.

Planets associated with the famous, rich, and powerful include Jupiter (natural ruler of the 9th) and Saturn (natural ruler of the 10th). Notice that those two planets rule the houses at the pinnacle of a natural chart? That corresponds to their association with prominent people.

Saturn is also one of the planets associated with loss, along with Pluto and Neptune. Saturn = loss by natural death in old age, Pluto = any kind of death or separation/alienation, Neptune = vanishings and losses not fully understood, or less-noticed "slipping-aways". Chiron and Ceres are asteroids associated with loss (via their myths).

Right now, and throughout 2016 and 2017, formations between these planets -- plus Ceres and Chiron -- will combine the indicators of rich and prominent people with the indicators of "loss" -- over and over again.

A rare t-square between Neptune, Saturn, and Jupiter formed in 2015 and will form again this year. But such formations tend to exert their energies even when their orb is wide -- like right now. The t-square will soon become much tighter and last through July, but we can expect to see its celebrity-eliminating (and vexing) effects throughout this whole period. (There are several other mundane meanings to this t-square -- involving the fall of corrupt politicians and shameful scandals for previously popular figures. But that goes beyond the question I'm answering here ... about the loss of many famous people during this period.)

I expect a shorter period within early 2016 to produce even more -- and more shocking -- celebrity losses … possibly even the loss of an American political candidate now prominent in the news and doing well in the races.

Why? The Sun ALSO rules rich and prominent people, especially those currently in the glare of the limelight. But most solar aspects last only a day or two, not enough time to generate the kind of power that brings on shocking mundane events ... unless that aspect is a SOLAR ECLIPSE.


This is The Big One, as Solar Eclipses go, with so many power players in the chart, and so much going on, I’m not sure where to start.

First, it’s a Total Solar Eclipse of fairly long duration – making it more powerful than most Solar Eclipses that occur (at least two every year).

Next, it’s a Supermoon, meaning that the Moon is PERIGEE (making its closest approach to Earth in the lunar month) at the time of the eclipse. Just by gravitational pull alone, Supermoons are more powerful than other lunations. They amp up the transformational power of eclipses accordingly.

Finally, all the planets and asteroids I mentioned earlier interact directly with the Total Solar Eclipse Supermoon in this chart – and none of them benignly, except Pluto … but even Pluto is testy, still square to Uranus.

Solar Eclipse seasons often coincide with notable losses of legendary society icons – symbolized by the Sun being lost behind shadow of the Moon. This season is shaping up to do the same, but more intensely so.

The Eclipse itself (the Sun-Moon conjunction) tightly conjuncts Chiron (wounding) and Ceres (unbearable personal loss), while widely conjuncting Neptune. The whole group opposes Jupiter (prominent people) and they ALL t-square Saturn (powerful people, and loss through old age).

Uranus (shocking developments) tightly quincunxes (things that don’t “fit” or seem right) Jupiter. Someone leaves us and it just feels “WRONG” ??? (I know I felt that way when Princess Diana and JFK died.)

In this chart cast for Washington, DC, Pluto (4th house ruler) widely opposes the Midheaven (MC = leaders). The MC is ruled by the badly-afflicted eclipsing Moon -- one reason I suspect an American leader might suddenly leave us.

The Asc/1st house in this chart is ruled by Venus in late Aquarius. Venus squares the Dsc/7th house ruler, Mars in early Sag. I would not be surprised to see an attack (Mars) on American soil (1st house) by an open enemy (7th house) from a foreign nation (Mars in Sag) during this eclipse season.

So there it is. A Solar Eclipse influence lasts from about one year before to one year after the eclipse ... but the most obvious and strongest effects are often seen a couple of months before and after. Wherever this eclipse falls in your natal chart (18 Pisces), you might want to look out for sweeping changes. Even a Piscean tsunami.

I will post my usual “how to use an eclipse for personal growth” articles when we get closer to this big event.

In the meantime, you can always create a good-works piñata in the life issues ruled by the house where an eclipse will soon fall …. then collect all the wonderful goodies that rain down upon you when the eclipse bursts it wide open.


With the permission of the Astrologer, Zell Bodine, we are happy to keep you posted with her forecasts. 

We hope you will find her forecast helpful in your lives.

Astrological Transit

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Astrological transits are one of the main means used in horoscopic astrology to forecast future trends and developments (the other means used is astrological progression, which progresses the horoscope forward in time according to set methods). As its name implies, astrological transits involve a method of interpreting the ongoing movement of the planets as they transit the horoscope. This is most often done for the birth or Natal Chart of a particular individual. Particular attention is paid to changes of sign, or house, and to the aspects or angles the transiting planets make with the natal chart.

A particularly important transit is the planetary return. This occurs when a transiting planet returns to the same point in the sky that it occupied at the moment of a person's birth. What this means is that the planet has completed a whole circuit of the sky, and signifies that a new cycle in the person's life is beginning. The most significant returns are those of the outer planets Jupiter and Saturn. The Jupiter return occurs approximately every 12 years and heralds a new phase of growth and development. The  Saturn return occurs approximately every 30 years, and heralds a new phase in the aging process when new realities and responsibilities must be faced.  For more information you may find it here: