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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 2/15/2012: No Clever Subtitle Today

Moon continues in high-flying Sagittarius today, needing to broaden horizons and tell the entire Free World exactly what it thinks. I say exactly, because Mars, planet of action, is in perfectionist Virgo and makes an obsessive aspect with mental Mercury. Coupled with the exact challenge between ruthless Pluto and Venus (love, money, art, women, social expression), you may find yourself voicing or hearing some deeply felt beliefs without much care for the consequences.  Add to this mix rebel Uranus, running wild and thus demanding attention for what is innovative, freedom-loving, entrepreneurial and/or risky.

Speaking of Uranus, yesterday this disruptor of the status quo made an exact square to Venus in the horoscope of the United States. With Venus ruling money, I’ve been expecting something disruptive in the markets, in spite of other aspects mentioned in earlier forecasts that suggest optimism and a need to preserve stability in this area of the US chart.  And yet the optimism and stability (to the upside) persists.  That’s why I was delighted to see this feature — presented in parts throughout the day — on CNBC: WALL STREET DISRUPTED  http://www.cnbc.com/id/46371911  According to the video, things on Wall Street will never be the same…

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for 2/14/2012: Day of Wine and Roses

Interesting mix today. Note your dreams this morning as we process the inspiring and/or delusional potential of nebulous Neptune’s hookup with mental Mercury at 1:48AM ET. Despite a probable desire for emotional depth and control in the early AM, when the Moon goes void (with a sigh) in moody Scorpio from 12:04PM to 7:56PM ET, you may be subjected to a few twists, flakes and/or space cadets.  If you’re intending to send flowers to your Valentine — or anything else that needs to move in a straight line — be advised there is a higher probability of delivery snafus during v/c Moons.

The Moon void is launched by a challenging square from the Sun, bringing up issues regarding the intentions you set at the beginning of the lunar cycle, which you can mull over throughout most of the day. The lunar vibe lightens at 7:56PM ET, when Moon moves into Sagittarius, seeking adventure — still with a rosy glow.  A foreign film, restaurant or outdoor stroll on this Valentines Day would fit the bill. The inspiring and/or delusional haze so helpful in romance will likely linger,  courtesy of a challenge between Moon and Neptune. One caveat: be advised we are also operating under the influence of a challenge between ruthless Pluto (resources, news from underground and other things that run deep) and Venus (women, money, beauty). Could be juicy and deep — or impulsively witchy-bitchy.

One other caveat: Mars is still running wild in perfectionist Virgo and it is retrograde. Remember that if you’re feeling frustrated because things aren’t moving at a fast enough pace — or if you sense others feeling that way. I’ve gotten a few queries from readers wondering what the tension they are sensing is all about. Part of it is retrograde Mars — people often fight the need to slow down and develop a new game plan at this time, sort of like that  “Halftime in America” Super Bowl spot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PE5V4Uzobc  Note that it’s a new game plan; the other tension being felt is the approach of the first of a series of seven exact challenges between ruthless Pluto in “corporations & governments” Capricorn and rebel Uranus in “me-me-me” Aries. This first square happens on June 24th and it will take few years to hit all seven. This series of squares is all about change. When Uranus and Pluto challenge each other, it clears the way for new structures and forms. You’ll feel it more personally this year if you’ve got planets or points in the early degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn — or if you live in a country with those degrees highlighted in your country’s horoscope.

To writers, artists, healers — and others whose craft depends on inspirational channels that may take tangible form — make the most of this week. With Mercury and Neptune pulling focus, you could come up with something sublime.

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 2/13/2012: The Day Before Valentines Day

Moon in Scorpio continues from yesterday, seeking knowledge for the sake of power and control and needing to be seen as a person of substance. Add to that substance a productive connection between disciplined Saturn (the reach for ambition) and mental Mercury, (exact at 1:44PM ET), and what goes through your mind today may actually have some gravitas. Draft your proposal, research your case, ask those serious questions. This aspect can allow you to soberly process whatever surge of feeling you noted Sunday night, when expansive Jupiter challenged that deep well of feeling suggested  by the Scorpio Moon.

At 8:38PM ET, Mercury leaves cerebral Aquarius for watery Pisces, suggesting more empathy and intuition in our thought patterns. As mentioned yesterday, a hook-up between Mercury (mind, communication, travel) and nebulous Neptune (intangibles, spirit, escape, ideals) is exact at 1:48AM ET, likely to color Valentines Day with a rosy glow. And if not rose-colored glasses, why not beer goggles? Hey, it could happen. Don’t have a Valentine? How about a Virtual Boyfriend — http://www.amazon.com/Virtual-Boyfriend/dp/B0056BHJWA  — not only is he man enough to tell a woman what she’d like to hear, but he actually means it. And so reasonably priced!

Get it off your desk today if you can — Moon will be void Tuesday from 12:04PM = 7:56PM ET. This is the only void-of-course Moon impacting your work week.

Happy Monday!

 

Astro-logical Forecast for 2/12/2012: Whitney Houston, RIP

From Saturday through Wednesday we build to a potential outpouring of emotion and inspired thinking that can be delusional, practical and/or transcendental. The emotions are suggested by Wednesday’s challenge between ruthless and oh-so-deep Pluto and Venus (love, women and money); the thinking is suggested by Tuesday’s exact hook-up between mental Mercury and nebulous/inspired Neptune and Monday’s easy connection between Mercury and disciplined, sober Saturn. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to conclude that these patterns seem perfectly aligned with the outpouring of emotion expressed by the public after Whitney Houston’s sudden passing at age 48 on Saturday afternoon. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/arts/music/whitney-houston-dies.html?hp I’d say 85% of the posts on Facebook right now are tributes to Whitney Houston. The other headline I’m seeing right now is that Catholic bishops are rejecting Obama’s compromise on contraception, which could be seen as another possible manifestation of a Pluto (ruthless, resources) challenge to Venus (women, money) and Neptune (fantasy, illusion, intangible) connected to Mercury (mind, communication) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/12/us/catholic-bishops-criticize-new-contraception-proposal.html?hp

In your own personal world, Sunday may well begin on a balanced note, with an ease of communication courtesy of a trine between Moon in cerebral Libra and mental Mercury in equally cerebral Aquarius. As the day progresses, sober Saturn weighs in, either dampening spirits or providing needed structure to your plans for world domination. This Saturn-Moon hook-up is exact at 4:09PM ET, followed by an hour long void; Moon enters moody bastard Scorpio at 5:01PM ET, promptly co-mingles with nebulous, glamorous Neptune and sets the tone for the nebulous, glamorous celebration of music (an intangible), known as the Grammys.

Whitney Houston was born August 9, 1963 at 8:55PM in Newark, NJ. Sun in regal Leo, with Moon-Jupiter conjunction in Aries. The prime directive of this horoscope is a huge need to be seen as inspiring, pioneering and Number One (if you have Moon in Aries, or if you are in a relationship with someone with Moon in Aries, now you know what they need). With Moon and Jupiter in the first house, we’d expect her to be an entrepreneur — someone who needs to do her own thing in her vocation. All together, these planets are in a pattern that suggests tremendous projection of an aura of self-sufficiency and a defensive posture that interferes with relationship.

Contrasting that need for self-expression and affirmation is a heavy emphasis on planets in the Western hemisphere, suggesting Houston gave herself away to others at the expense of developing her own strengths. An emotionally sensitive, downright watery Pisces ascendant would add to that vulnerability…and Mars, running wild in the area of the horoscope related to partnership, suggests tremendous energy applied to relationships and/or the general public for the sake of self-worth (or lack thereof).

Houston’s Sun (life force) and Venus (social expression, aesthetic sense) together in Leo suggest a sunny idealism; both are squared by Neptune, which likely reinforced an idealized or bewildered sense of self. Artistic talent and charismatic appeal would be another potential…and a need for a rose-colored outlook on life. How far does someone go to keep those rose-colored glasses on? Drugs? Well, drugs are one possible avenue for a horoscope with a strong Neptune under high tension.

Meanwhile, an intense hook-up between mental Mercury and ruthless Pluto in Virgo (the eternal perfectionist/critic) is a sure sign of sharp verbal communication (vocal perfection?) — and in Houston’s case, likely experienced in one-on-one relationships (the two planets are in Houston’s 7th house).  Rebel Uranus adds nerves, excitement, genius and risk — again likely played out in partnership — and in the body. Other aspects suggest a huge influence on the part of the mother; a remote or overly strict relationship with the father (the latter relationship likely created anxiety over her ability to be loved). Another connection involving Jupiter, Pluto and the Aries Point is nearly always a sign of fame — or at least association with — the rich and famous. Which is likely why everyone in the Free World is posting tributes on facebook…and I’m writing this forecast instead of the one I planned to write about Clint Eastwood, the perfect timing of his”Halftime in America” Super Bowl commercial (given that Mars is retrograde), and what the heck is going on in Greece.

As one would expect, there are patterns of dynamic stress active in Houston’s horoscope at this time.*  Ruthless Pluto, for example, is exactly square that runaway Mars, suggesting tremendous force and a potential for accidents. Stressful patterns or not, 48 seems way too young to exit, stage right. Rest in peace, Ms. Houston. Right now, you are Number One in our thoughts and prayers.

*the horoscope never dies; it is not unusual for posthumous tributes and/or a resurgence in popularity to coincide with planetary patterns…amazing, isn’t it?

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday & Saturday 2/10-11/2012: What is a Void of Course Moon?

Moon went void at 12:11AM…not to enter Libra until 2:54PM ET. See if you notice any twists in your normal routine. Will your alarm clock not go off? Will a traffic jam cause you to take another route to work? Will you be running late for a bus, not have time to eat breakfast — only to find two happy-faced Wendy’s employees giving away free coffee and cinnamon buns right at your bus stop (that happened to me last month). For the benefit of new subscribers to this forecast, I’m posting an updated explanation of Moon voids (and how to manage them) below.

As for the energy of the day after 2:54PM ET, with the Moon in people-pleasing Libra, relationships and issues of fairness, justice and equality may pull focus. Staying balanced, however, may be a challenge, as Moon is opposed by Venus (suggesting self-indulgence or other excess) and also by Uranus (suggesting a surprise or a breakthrough). Perhaps more of whatever you’re experiencing along with yesterday’s hook-up between Venus and Uranus?

Moon continues in Libra until 5:09PM ET on Sunday. I’ll write more about Sunday in another post…but please note that Mars, planet of action and aggression is running wild in perfectionist Virgo all weekend (including Friday). Keep that in mind if you find yourself being overly critical — or if you’re subjected to someone’s nitpicky jabs.  Instead, try to find a productive channel for all that energy that is dying to get something organized or plan a perfect strategy.  Peace out.

WHAT IS A VOID-OF-COURSE MOON?

Here’s a visual for you: think of a pinball game. On Wednesday at 12:32PM ET, Moon entered the sign of Virgo. Now imagine the Moon as the pinball being launched into that sign. As the Moon travels through a sign, it makes aspects to other planets, like a pinball making contact with all the bumpers and gizmos in the game. Think of the dynamic way the pinball bounces off those bumpers and gizmos; it moves with purpose and clear direction, usually in a straight line, right? A Moon that is not void-of-course tends to move like this.

But what happens to the pinball after it hits the last bumper and falls to the bottom of the pinball machine, before it is relaunched into the game?  It loses steam, right? Sometimes the pinball just hangs for a while…before finally dropping…like a sigh. This is often how we experience the energy of the Moon when it is void-of-course.  The void — or v/c or VOC — is the time between the Moon’s LAST connection to a planet in one sign…and the time it enters the next sign.

When the Moon is void of course for a few minutes, we may not even notice it. When the Moon is void for a few hours or more, many of us definitely notice the difference.  Especially sensitive types may notice a floaty feeling — or may have difficulty focusing on a task at hand. I like to say that when the Moon is void of course, it can be challenging to travel in a straight line.  We are more likely to encounter curve balls, detours and other twists along the way. Ordinary tasks sometimes take FOREVER — or so it seems. Clients call with crises that later turn out to be nothing. Lines of communication get crossed. Your waiter says “Good Morning!” and it’s four in the afternoon. You pour hot water over whole bean coffee — oops — you forgot to grind it before putting it in the coffee maker.  You answer the phone and it’s someone you’ve been trying to avoid. During voids, details can fall through the cracks; it’s important to double check everything — you get the idea.

Moon voids are good for a nap, sleeping in late, leaving work early, a creative brainstorm, writing music, meditating, doing yoga or other activities that are considered routine or “going with the flow”. Moon voids are not ideal for buying things on impulse, especially if they are costly. I’ve tested this rule many times by breaking it, so now I avoid buying anything (even on sale) because I find I just don’t use them. The exception to this rule is when you find you NEED to buy something — like the time I had to buy a shawl because I was wearing a summer dress in fall weather, and I couldn’t go home and change. I do get a lot of use out of that shawl.

Activities initiated during Moon voids often have no consequence…and sometimes that is a good thing. Let’s say you want to return something to a store; voids are a good time to do that. Traveling during voids can bring unexpected rewards, like a $400 travel certificate because your flight is overbooked (that’s going with the flow!). On the other hand, when you want your event to have consequence — like an important business meeting — try to schedule that when the Moon is NOT void. I would never recommend signing a contract during a void.

There’s a higher “flake factor” during voids – people don’t show up for planned events. Other “twists” include upsets in sports matches (it’s a good time to bet on the underdog). The classic example of a Moon void during an election is the presidential election on Nov 7, 2000 — Bush v. Gore — which happened during a Moon void AND when Mercury was stationary direct — talk about a set-up for errors and confusion!

During a void you can likely get away with sleeping in. This is a natural cosmic rest period, so try to take it easy until the Moon moves into the next sign. Of course there will be times when you’ve got some big thing scheduled during a Moon void — that’s just life. The key then is to be AWARE of the void and BE FLEXIBLE in response to whatever twist comes up. I promise you this awareness will save you hours of frustration…

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 2/9/2012: Surprise!

Moon in Virgo (continuing from yesterday) suggests a need for organization, perfection and hammering out — or just tending to — the details. Go as deep as you like in that arena — especially if the details involve resources, and see what you discover.

At 9:30PM ET, as noted yesterday, rebel Uranus disrupts the status quo of Venus (money, beauty, art, social expression, women….) in pioneering, inspiring, risk-taking Aries. That certainly suggests excitement, followed and/or along with a passionate release of perfectionist energy — suggested by Moon in Virgo hooking up with aggressive Mars just after midnight. Are you going out tonight? What will rock your world?

Several times yesterday I heard traders and reporters on CNBC say they felt the markets were due for a “surprise” — to the upside or the down  side; it didn’t matter which; that’s what they were expecting. Given the forecast written yesterday, you can imagine how delightful that was to hear! Will we see a financial surprise in the headlines? We really should, especially with this aspect making contact with Venus (money, markets) in the horoscope of the United States.  And looky what’s on the front page of the New York Times as I type: “Surplus Surprises Michigan, But Is It Safe to Spend Again?”  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/us/surplus-surprises-michigan-but-is-it-safe-to-spend-again.html?hp  And perhaps a reported $26 billion dollar settlement for homeowners (possibly finalized today) also qualifies http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/business/states-negotiate-25-billion-deal-for-homeowners.html?hp

In other news, here’s another surprising aesthetic combo making headlines — the bacon milkshake — it’s weird, it’s wacky — it’s so Venus conjunct Uranus. And like many sudden attractions that spring up during this pattern, it likely will not have legs. Do you dare try it? Oh, why not?  http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000072081

To be continued…

Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 2/8/2012: Venus in Aries: More on Mitt & Rick

Process whatever emotional fallout remains from yesterday’s big, bold Full Moon in Leo while the Moon wraps up its sojourn in Leo this morning. You’ll have plenty of grounded energy to work with, suggested by a steady connection from Moon to sober Saturn, exact at 11:42AM ET. Then, after a brief Moon Void (blink and you’ll miss it), Moon returns to earth at 12:32PM ET, when it enters Virgo (an earth sign) and is challenged by nebulous Neptune at 12:52PM ET.

On the plus side, this combination of practicality and attention to detail (the Saturn influence and Moon in Virgo), along with the inspiration suggested by Neptune can facilitate most excellent progress in bringing intangible ideas into tangible form. Toward the end of the day and into the evening, enthusiasm and resources for creating tangible forms will likely be evident, as the Moon moves into harmonious connections with Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (resources). All eyes are on the markets right now — will we reach a new high? Given the supportive planetary patterns that have been active in the horoscope of the United States for the past few months (involving the aforementioned Jupiter and Pluto), it seems likely…though I can’t rule out a possible surprise or upset when Uranus, disruptor of the status quo, makes an exact aspect with US’s Venus (which relates to finances) later this month. Perhaps a surprise to the upside…

Speaking of Venus, the planet of money, beauty and social expression entered Aries this morning at 1:01AM ET — and won’t that be wonderful for Rick Santorum, who has Venus at 5 degrees of Aries (yes, it will be wonderful — for Santorum and others with planets in early Aries). Santorum, in case you hadn’t heard, was declared the winner in the Republican primaries of Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado last night http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/us/politics/minnesota-colorado-missouri-caucuses.html?hp  But this should come as no surprise to readers of this forecast, who were briefed on planetary patterns consistent with Santorum’s sudden surge in popularity vs. the Neptunian fog affecting Mitt Romney’s personal projection in earlier posts (search the archives for the details). That fog in Mitt’s horoscope is here to stay for the rest of the year; managing it successfully will likely continue to be challenging.

Venus is Aries is a bit of a flirt, frankly. It needs a much more personal and passionate expression than…say…Venus in “I love you but don’t take it personally” Aquarius (Mitt has that placement; Venus in Aquarius wants to be your best friend, not necessarily your lover. For this, it is often accused of being somewhat cool and detached). Venus in Aries right now should spice up our social interactions for the rest of the month and inspire you to connect with new people. This week you may even connect with some weird, wacky people, suggested by a hook-up between Venus and rebel Uranus that is exact tomorrow at 9:30PM ET. Get out and mingle over the next few days; the experience could be just the breath of fresh air you’ve been looking for.

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 2/7/2012: Full Moon in Leo — Rowwwrr!

Review yesterday’s forecast for notes on the innovative and/or idealistic notions that may spring up around you today. Look for advances in technology, humanitarian service and /or news from the cosmos, suggested by the exact hook-up between Sun and mental Mercury exact at 4:30AM ET.

Saturn reverses course in Libra at 9:03AM ET, suggesting we’ll have opportunities to review and restructure issues of fairness, justice and equality in relationship until October 6th, when Saturn enters Scorpio. Look what we’ve managed to accomplish so far in the US during the last year and some months of Saturn in Libra: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is now history, and the rites/rights of marriage are — slowly, but surely — being made more inclusive. Not to mention the issues of economic equality being brought forward by forces such as OWS (though I see OWS and other revolutionary movements around the world as a reflection of the tension between the outer planets, Uranus and Pluto, in addition to Saturn in Libra).

And then there’s the Full Moon in Leo, exact at 4:54PM ET, bringing ego needs to the surface (conflicting, perhaps, with the need of the “group”),  along with all the drama queens it can carry with it. Remember that if you’re feeling especially dramatic or find yourself surrounded by drama royalty. Emotions can run high and deep, especially with Venus, planet of social expression, ready to drown and/or merge totally at the tail end of Pisces (tomorrow Venus enters me-me-me Aries — not a sign to drown in anything). So be kind to yourself during this high tide of emotions, will you? Have fun with it!

The Sabian Symbol for the Full Moon at 19 Leo seems too apropos not to mention (with gratitude to Sabian Symbol Guru Blain Bovee — order his book on Kindle already, if you’re a serious student of astrology). Here it is: a houseboat party. “Imagine a flaming left-wing liberal finding himself at conservative right-wing party on a houseboat. It’s a difficult situation calling for diplomatic and delicate maneuvers so as not to rock the boat.” Point being, that a wise strategy might be to contain your fiery passions, especially if expressing said passions would provoke a heated dispute. Mars is retrograde right now, remember…so while an urge to shift into combat mode might be tempting, the wise grasshopper would consciously choose to cool it, for the sake of the collective. Let’s hope those who have influence in Iran, Israel and the U.S. are listening…

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 2/6/2012: Sunny Side Up

A brief void of course Moon on the East Coast — from 7:31AM – 8:24AM ET — blink and you’ll miss it. Then, it’s off to the races with Moon reigning supreme in sunny Leo, taking pride, wanting to have fun and needing so very much to be loved and adored. If you’re in a relationship with someone with Moon in Leo, now you know what to do to keep that relationship running smoothly.  If you were born with Moon in Leo and you’re not feeling like the king or queen of your own little fiefdom, we have to stop and wonder why

Back to the energy of the day, with a general uptempo Moon in Leo vibe. It goes like this: happy sunny boost from loving Venus at 4:28AM ET (sweet dream?); potential reach for ambition or “wet blanket” challenge from controlling Saturn at 7:31AM ET; innovative solution/thinking around lunchtime, courtesy of rebel Uranus; ending on a high note thanks to expansive Jupiter inflating that regal Leo Moon, which will be exactly full (of itself?) on Tuesday at 4:54PM ET. Oh — and throw in an idealistic hook-up between mental Mercury and the Sun in technogeek Aquarius (exact Tuesday at 4:03AM ET), and the most fabulous ideas of the century could be flying around…at least in the minds of those who are generating them.

There are no other Moon voids that could toss a twist in your intended straight-as-an-arrow course until Friday from 12:11AM – 2:54PM ET — something that would be noticed more by those in the Eastern time zones.

In addition to the Tuesday’s Full Moon, which I will cover tomorrow, Saturn, planet of ambition and control, turns retrograde at 9:03AM ET…until June 25th. In your own personal world, this suggests the potential for revisions and/or delays in moving structures forward in whatever area of the horoscope Saturn is at. You can review the period from January 26th to June 13th of last year: did you experience delays then that moved forward some time after June 13th.

Saturn turns retrograde at 29 degrees of Libra; it turns direct at 22 Libra. So if you have a planet or point in your horoscope that is between 22 and 29 Libra (and also Aries, Cancer and Capricorn), you will feel this transit more than most. Last but not least, if you were born February, March, October or November of 1982; May-September of 1983; or November 1952 – November 1953, then congratulations, you are in the middle of your first or second Saturn return, without a doubt one of the most important times in your life.

Astro-logical Forecast for Saturday & Sunday 2/4-5/2012: Home Sweet Home

Moon entered emotional security-loving Cancer at 1:04AM ET on Saturday, in case you hadn’t noticed. Cancer rules the Moon and its placement here suggests a weekend focus that may keep you close to home — or creating the feeling of home wherever you may be. Got a sudden urge to spend time in the kitchen? I know I did. Moon in Cancer may also suggest a need to connect with others on a emotional level — including your mother.

I’m not making a call on Sunday’s big game — though watching it should be a good time. There is no void of course Moon to twist efforts to move in a straight line, so upsets by underdogs are less likely to happen. Root for your home team, whichever one that may be.

One of the joys of Mars being retrograde is giving ourselves permission to slow down, especially after a turbo-charged month like January. I’m taking the day off from astrology today — see you in your emailbox on Monday morning.