Plenty of buzz today as mental Mercury butts heads with the Aquarius Moon which is striving for liberte, egalite et fraternite, while communication centers around the way things ought to be. Innovation and creativity in resolving some of these challenges may turn up around lunchtime on the East Coast. No major aspects scheduled for until 5:47PM ET on Saturday, leaving you free on Friday to head for the nearest happy hour and meet up with your new best friend — anyone sitting at the bar will do.
The 3rd Quarter Moon (time noted above) on Saturday night suggests a challenge between personal pleasure and/or material security and more humanitarian concerns. I’ll put my money on the former, given expansive and indulgent aspects to Moon from jolly Jupiter and loving Venus at 6:40PM and 8:13PM ET, respectively. If it’s a date night, it could be expensive. Moon goes void at 8:52PM ET — raising the probability of flakes and twists…which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Moon enters soulful Pisces at 7:24AM ET. You can float through this day with passion, optimism and creative imagination. What big dreams could you make real with Sun and Jupiter conjunct in Taurus at 9:24AM ET, I wonder…
Alternatively, what big dreams might turn out to be wretched excess (another Jupiter potential). I don’t know what “wet blanket” might have hit your world on Thursday afternoon, but in the world I happened to be watching, word of a stunning $2 billion dollar loss at JPMorgan Chase made the wires. The cause? Some convoluted financial scheme imploded, perhaps perpetrated by “a JPMorgan trader in London whose bets were so big that he was nicknamed “the London Whale” and “Voldemort,” after the Harry Potter villain”. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, written about in this forecast on March 13th , wasted no time in admitting the company had been “stupid”. Gotta love the bluntness and courage that can be expressed by a someone with Moon in Aries.
Mr. Dimon has transiting Jupiter square his natal Jupiter (exact on May 13th), suggesting a potential for excess or being overextended. It suggests a projection of great confidence — which can be an enormous asset. Looking ahead at the next few months in the horoscope, we can expect forceful and persuasive effort and challenges to be met, as structures and thought patterns believed to be solid may not be quite as they seem. The horoscope also suggests a period of truly inspired thinking — or, alternatively — pure fantasy.
With astrology, there’s always a potential upside and a potential downside. It’s up to us to choose how to tap in and manifest the opportunities suggested by planetary patterns. Becoming aware of the patterns can be quite empowering.