Moon entered the watery depths of Scorpio yesterday at 4:32PM ET, needing to be of substance and seeking knowledge for the sake of power and control. Add to this intensity a few more power plays and shocks to the system, suggested by ruthless Pluto and rebel Uranus challenging the Sun at 11AM ET and 4:11PM ET, respectively. How much more excitement can you stand (as if yesterday wasn’t enough — at least here in the US)? Watch the headlines.
In your own personal world, today you may well afford to make a power play or sudden move of your own. If so, you will be supported by a lovely connection between mental Mercury and expansive Jupiter at 11:39AM ET that is oh-so-very smart. Seriously. What’s on your mind? Got an idea you want to pitch? Or would you prefer to simply take action?
There are no exact aspects among the planets on Saturday, save for a couple of connections to the Moon…and the one we’re most likely to notice is a potentially dreamy/spacey challenge from nebulous Neptune at 10:55PM ET. Just who is that person you’re having dinner with, anyway? Are they really who they seem to be? By then the Moon will have moved into rowdy Sagittarius (as of 6:04PM ET), inspiring you to expand your mind and your horizons for the sake of a good time. Really, the Moon is delightfully supported by a series of pleasantries from 1:05AM to 7:52AM ET on Sunday…and then coasts through the rest of the day. Should be fun for our neighbors to the North who will be celebrating Canada Day. Huzzah!
OK, now for the news. You recall yesterday the Moon was void of course, suggesting a higher probability of crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing, correct? So in case you hadn’t heard, here are two screenshots from the good folks at Fox News and CNN, who were apparently so desperate to be the first to tell you how the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, that they just made stuff up. Epic Fails! And apparently some folks over at the White House believed what they saw on TV until actual professional journalists at other networks reported the facts. Blame the initial freak out and confusion on the void…
Having looked at the birth dates for the nine justices of the Supreme Court the night before (see yesterday’s forecast), we could anticipate that Chief Justice Roberts would be the one to watch — driving the action. Roberts is an Aquarius with Moon in Pisces (Jan 27 1955 — time unknown), but what reeeally jumps out right now is his Mars (action!) in pioneering Aries. It is directly impacted by the status quo-disrupting Uranus-Pluto square, suggesting success after tremendous energy applied and a dominance of will. The only question would be…what did Chief Justice Roberts want?
Well, surprise, surprise (and thanks to planetary patterns, we were sure there would be one). Not only did Roberts write the majority opinion himself, he broke ranks with his conservative colleagues. The status quo was disrupted, and in a 5-4 decision, the Affordable Care Act stands. We can expect more dynamic action from Chief Justice Roberts as Pluto and Uranus continue to supercharge his natal Mars through 2013. I’ll be verrrrry interested to see what’s going on in his life between November and February of 2013 — with December being the focal point for a particularly bold — and probably disruptive — shift (SA Pluto=Uranus, for the astrology pros reading this).
Then there was this shocking upset from yesterday: Rafael Nadal defeated at Wimbledon by an upstart! Note that sports matches that occur during Moon voids have a higher probability of victory for the underdog…
Have a great weekend — and keep those cards and letters coming : )