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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday: Watchin’ the Wheels…

As of 12:44AM ET, the Gemini Moon is void-of-course, suggesting a slow start to a day marked by twists in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Roll with whatever flakes, fits and starts crop up, and remember that if what crops up is a crisis, chances are good that it is much ado about nothing. Chill out, rest if you can — or put yourself in a meditative state to do whatever you must do today, which is hopefully something routine.

Moon void or not void, mental wheels focused on practical ambitions are likely still spinning, courtesy of two excellent communicative aspects among mental Mercury and Jupiter, on the one hand — and Sun and Saturn  on the other. Brainstorming and hammering out details — fine — but conventional astrological wisdom suggests not shipping anything you wish to be of consequence until the Moon is fully engaged in the next sign — after 7:33AM ET on Friday. And definitely no impulsive shopping sprees, as chances are that whatever strikes your fancy now will not prove to be of service later.

And for some reason, when thinking about wheels spinning on a voidy Moon in Gemini day, this song came to mind. Cue John Lennon now, please….

Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 8/28/2013: A Deeper Perspective

A need for depth and perspective in all areas of fact-gathering, mindset and communication is suggested today by the Moon in information-junkie Gemini and a supportive connection between mental Mercury and perspicacious Pluto. Oh, how these thoughts have power…and considerable debate over the facts may be had around 1:48PM ET, as the Gemini Moon squares Mercury in exacting Virgo. Get it off your desk today; Moon goes void for a long break at 12:44AM ET Thursday…not to enter Cancer, the next sign, until Friday at 7:33AM ET.

The day begins with a charge and a challenge: the 3rd Quarter Moon, offering the final hit to the New Moon agenda that was set on August 6th. What was that all about, you may wonder (how quickly we forget). It was about “a pageant” — suggested by the bold, creative and imperial conjunction of the Sun and Moon at 15 degrees of royal Leo. Here is that New Moon forecast again.  The Sabian Symbol for the 3rd Quarter Moon at 6 degrees of Gemini is “drilling for oil”. Now isn’t that interesting, given one of the dominant themes in the headlines. For more on that story, I offer you this. If I didn’t, I might hide under the covers for the rest of the day.

Let the record show that drilling for oil is a highly speculative venture. Yes, there is the potential for great wealth that can be obtained by going deep & tapping into resources that are millions of years old. However, such gains in wealth may be painfully short-term, and ultimately destructive to the rest of the environment. Plus, when that oil is tapped, it’s tapped. Or it might not be there to begin with. You drill and strike out, leaving behind a big mess (google “fracking” for further details). Sabian Symbol guru Blaine Bovee has a lot of other interesting things to say about the symbolism of this particular degree —  I recommend you get his book.

In your own personal world, use the energy of this 3rd Quarter Moon to look deeper. Think twice before taking things at face value, even if doing so would be easier. Do your homework. Sometimes it’s good to be boring, even if it spoils the party. You may discover some hidden resources as a result.  Also (I am realizing, after already shipping this forecast to my email subscribers), if you have to make a persuasive argument today, planetary patterns have your back. Onward!

Coming up: a look at the horoscope of the United States in 2014 — I’ve been meaning to post something for some time…meanwhile, here’s an intriguing story about a group of forward-thinking people in area of natural resources…oil-drilling is not on their agenda.

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 8/27/2013: Wondrous Strange; Mars in Leo

More of the same from yesterday: Moon in practical, sensual Taurus, either reinforcing our efforts to build material security or stubbornly maintaining the status quo. Mental Mercury (mindset, communication) starts the day off well-supported by disciplined Saturn — well, that’s good for fleshing out an idea and other serious communications. Expressing the sensual side of that Taurus Moon is given quite an edge by a potentially over-the-top connection between a delightfully considerate Venus and expansive Jupiter, also in a security-conscious sign. It’s a great day to be on an expense account; otherwise, keep an eye on your wallet and your appetite, lest ye overindulge. The Venus-Jupiter challenge is exact at 5:53PM ET. An overindulgence in rationalizations in favor of efforts to maintain homeland security is another potential.

At the end of the day — 10:05PM ET — aggressive Mars leaves watery Cancer and blusters its way into Leo, sign of drama queens and other royally entitled persons. On the plus side, we can expect less passive-aggression in acts of assertion. With Mars in Leo, there is the suggested need for actions to be accompanied with a regal flourish, often bold and playful. On the downside, there is that royally entitled thing, and more than one astrologer has noted that people born with Mars in Leo have an amazing ability to get away with murder. They assume they will receive special treatment and are definitely the ones to hang out with if you’re looking for complimentary upgrades.

Meanwhile, we continue to process the fallout from yesterday’s visionary and/or surreal Neptune-Sun opposition, combined with the freedom-seeking and unconventional expression of rebel Uranus opposing Venus.  Neptune keywords include: music, toxins, film, photography, oceans, oil, spirit, redemption, suffering, empathy, glamor. Related headlines include the disturbing confirmation of chemical weapons killing many in Syria (as if there wasn’t enough misery in the world) and a much more uplifting story of redemption involving a former bank robber who served his time and is about to begin a prestigious clerkship with an equally prestigious judge. Within this article is a link to a fascinating exchange between the reformed bank robber and the judge who sentenced him to several years’ in prison.

Pulling out all the razzle-dazzling stops of Neptunian showbiz, Julian Assange released a “surreal” campaign video supporting his run for public office in his native Australia. You did not know he was running for office? Of course he is, as reflected by current Saturn transits in his horoscope, seeking an ambitious and authoritative expression. If you were having a major Saturn transit, you might be acting on a few ambitions, too. And speaking of surreal, Miley Cyrus’s showstopping performance on the weekend’s VMA show is most definitely not suggested by a Saturn transit. She’ll get that later this year.  Chalk this one up to an innate need for unconventional social expression (Venus conjunct rebel Uranus and glamorous Neptune in her horoscope), triggered by transiting Mars (action!). Plus Ms. Cyrus is a gamboling Sagittarius with her Sun conjunct an equally gamboling and rowdy Sagittarius Ascendant. We’d expect to see some frankly in-your-face personal projections…including the gawd-awfully garish outfit worn at said Awards.

Moon goes void for ten minutes at 6:58PM ET; then it moves into information junkie Gemini, giving us more to talk about tomorrow…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/26/2013: Realizing the Dream

A day of inspired vision, celebrating and/or demanding the expression of unconventional and liberating social/financial/artistic mores. Also known as more of the same from yesterday. The Moon is still in steady, material comfort and security-seeking Taurus, where it has been since Sunday at 9:13AM ET. Without going into all the details of the supportive aspects to mental Mercury and Venus (money, art, social expression, women), today and tomorrow are most excellent days to do just about anything. And the rest of the week isn’t bad, either. Move forward on your efforts to build and maintain your empire.

Major aspects exact today include rebel Uranus opposing Venus at 1:56PM ET (unconventional social expression demanding freedom) and dreamy Neptune in soulful Pisces opposing the practical, perfection-seeking Virgo Sun at 9:43PM ET. These are perfect aspects to help you celebrate Women’s Equality Day, noted here with style and flair by NYT columnist Gail Collins. Other dreams worth celebrating include yesterday’s  50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which helped bring about critical voting and civil rights legislation in the mid-60s, during the Uranus-Pluto conjunction. It is no coincidence that now, during the Uranus-Pluto square, these issues of civil rights and participation in the legislative process would be back in the headlines.

Not all dreams are worth celebrating, but made the news nonetheless. “Ignoring Qualms, Some Republicans Nurture Dreams of Impeaching Obama” read one in the Times. Maureen Dowd has more on this story. Meanwhile, a woman with a status quo-disrupting and arguably more noble cause is also in the news: Muriel Siebert, “a determined trailblazer for women on Wall Street” passed away over the weekend. Isn’t it fascinating that this news would hit the wires on an highly-charged aspect among Venus (women, money), rebel Uranus and ruthless, power-wielding Pluto?

In Siebert’s obit, she is noted for her “brash attitude” and once explained her strategy for dealing with obstacles as: “I put my head down and charge.” Wanna take a guess as to what we’ll find when we look at her birthday, September 12, 1932 in Cleveland, OH? (Use a noon chart; no time of birth is available). Start with Sun in Virgo, Moon in humanitarian Aquarius, needing to be socially significant. Add a ruthless, charging conjunction between aggressive Mars and ruthless Pluto in Cancer (finance) in a tough-as-nails opposition to patriarchal Saturn…all of which is squared by rebel Uranus! Frost with a visionary hook-up among mental Mercury, expansive Jupiter and rose-colored Neptune — thinking big and ahead of her time.

And while we’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day (which also happens to be Geraldine Ferraro’s birthday), on a Venus-Uranus opposition and on a day with Neptune (ruler of intangibles and illusions, including photography) so prominent, how cool is it to see this article about women photographers in the Middle East post on the NYT homepage moments ago?

Moon voids for the week: a ten minute void on Tuesday no one will notice; Thursday from 12:44AM ET to 7:33AM on FRIDAY — that’s a long one; plan accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 8/23/2013 and the Weekend: Rose-Colored Glasses and Witchy-Bitchy Women

Another planetary “wobble” today as mental Mercury follows the Sun into analytical Virgo, where it be until September 8th.  This is an excellent placement for Mercury; let the record show that Venus is also well-placed (in Libra, a sign it rules). This bodes well for many kinds of projects that may be initiated between now and then; consult your local astrologer for details.

With Mercury so close to the Sun — and in opposition to nebulous Neptune, look for expressions of an especially idealistic mindset through the weekend. It’s great for music, healers and other visionaries. It’s also great for con artists and other yarn spinners. If something sound just too good to be true, read the fine print before signing.  Twice. Otherwise, enjoy the flight of fantasy.

With the Moon now in me-me-me Aries, the pace can run quick through early Sunday morning. Some may experience emotional volatility and sudden changes of status  — especially in matters of aesthetics, relationship and/or finance, as Venus and the Moon engage with the disruptive Uranus-Pluto square. We can also expect news of unusual and/or unconventional attractions and preferences. Those born about ten days into the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn are more sensitive to this volatility than most.

On Sunday morning at 6:01AM ET, Moon goes void until 9:13AM ET — most everyone will sleep through it. The pace slows down as the Moon enters Taurus, shifting the focus material security needs and keeping things as they are “supposed to be”. That includes stubborn resistance to necessary change.,  As the day moves into night (ET), things can get particularly wiggy, as Mercury and nebulous Neptune reach exact opposition, and stern Saturn opposes the security-seeking Moon. Monday looks equally interesting…

In the news, a story about an American photojournalist held captive in Syria is one perfect reflection of today’s planetary patterns: Neptune in Pisces themes of fanatics, intangibles (e.g. photography), prison, escapes; Venus-Pluto themes of intense emotional experience; Moon-in-Aries themes of survival against all odds (he escaped). Leftover headlines from this week’s Jupiter-Uranus square include the what-took-them-so-long acknowledgement of Area 51    and a lot talk of doing something about the crushing debt of student loans (higher education is a Jupiter theme). Here’s a damning article about how these loans work — and who profits —  courtesy of Rolling Stone. You’re welcome and have a fabulous weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for 8/22/2013: Sneak Peek at the Weekend and Other Surprises

More of the same from yesterday: Moon in dreamy Pisces, only quieter. It goes void at 9:39PM ET and enters RAMbunctious Aries at 3:13AM. That void period — during which the Moon will make no exact aspects to any other planets — is a natural rest period. For those in Americas, this “time out” won’t interfere with your workday.

The big shift today is the Sun leaving royal Leo for discerning Virgo at 7:02PM ET. What can we say about Virgo? Well, it is an earth sign (as opposed to fire, water or air), and thus practical, with material concerns. It is also a mutable sign, as opposed to cardinal or fixed. What does that mean? Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; they need to come up with the idea and take action.  Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. These signs need to organize and give form to the concepts pitched by cardinal signs. Mutable signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces — get to spread the word about the cool forms the fixed signs made. Got it?

Other Virgo tidbits: it is ruled by Mercury, which also rules mindset. Virgo is all about analysis and making thing right.  In health matters,  Virgo rules the intestinal tract and assimilation. If you have planets in Virgo in your horoscope, and they are under a great deal of developmental tension, you may have some issues with your digestive system, especially with how your system absorbs nutrition from food.

While today’s planetary patterns are light, the weekend’s patterns are not. Nebulous Neptune will be pulling focus in the headlines — as it opposes the Virgo Sun and Virgo Mercury. That should make for some visionary, escapist and/or fanatical headlines. Also coming up: Venus (women, money, art, social expression) will once again engage with the ongoing and disruptive Uranus-Pluto square. We can expect volatility, changes of perspective, revelations and sudden breaks and attractions, some of an emotionally overwrought and/or cathartic nature through Monday. Things may be especially volatile Friday through early Sunday, when the Moon in impulsive, fiery and me-oriented Aries also connects with the Uranus-Pluto square. I’m telling you all this now, because there might not be a forecast posted for the next few days.

And now, the news. Following up on yesterday’s expectation that Bradley Manning’s sentencing would be surprising, Manning was in fact sentenced to 35 years — not 60, as prosecutors asked for — and may be eligible for parole in seven years. Compare that sentence with other military personnel whose actions have resulted in deaths, torture, etc., and it is stunning. Also stunning: Manning plans to ask President Obama for a pardon — and here is the statement she released. Did I just write “she”? Yes, because minutes ago, Manning declared that she was female, and identifies herself as “Chelsea” and wishes to live her life as a woman. Surprise! And given the planetary patterns in her horoscope, it makes perfect sense.

There’s a ton of other headlines to report, but I gotta hit the road. Thank you for reading and sharing this forecast. Thank you for your emails requesting personal consultations. And thank you for your very kind donations (the link to click is at the bottom of this email). It is a fine thing indeed to feel appreciated.

Have a fabulous, soulful Moon in Pisces day…

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 8/21/2013: Full Moon in Aquarius and Other Revelations

…and a happy, soulful post-Full Moon Wednesday to you, with greetings from Asheville, North Carolina. I say soulful because the Moon is now in Pisces, as of 12:43AM ET and as of 7:30AM ET it is exactly conjunct Neptune. Note your dreams upon waking, and be prepared to apply your energies today to making a vision real. We’re blessed with supportive aspects to the Moon from disciplined Saturn, perspicacious Pluto and expansive Jupiter today — with no Moon void to derail your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Let your intuition guide you — go with the flow!

Last night’s Full Moon was the second of two Full Moons in Aquarius, challenging us to balance needs for personal recognition and creative expression with the needs of the collective. The potent lunation occurred at 29 degrees of Leo/Aquarius, close to the fixed star Regulus, associated with themes of honor and a sterling reputation. If you have an angle or planet in connection with Regulus, much success can be gained, provided that the means to your end is of integrity.

The Sabian Symbols for the Full Moon suggest the dream of profound transformation: for the Sun at 29 Leo “a mermaid emerging from the sea”, presumably seeking human form; for the Moon at 29 Aquarius: “a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis”.  Wherever 29 Leo and Aquarius fall in your horoscope, consider themes of an emerging reality; something that must be let go so that something else may live; the fragility and vulnerability that accompanies this new form; a longing for fulfillment; a heart-centered connection. If you have a planet or an angle at either of these degrees, you will feel the effects of this Full Moon more than most.

In other news, exact this morning at 3:43AM ET was the Jupiter-Uranus square, a potentially magical lightning bolt of “big picture” revelations and initiatives, reflected in plenty of headlines. Two that refer to Jupiter’s rulership of publishing:  Al-Jazeera America launched yesterday, promising a truly revolutionary approach to reporting. What is it? Hard news only, baby — as in “less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings.” What a concept. Meanwhile, a shake-up as the president of NPR suddenly resigns.

In politics, seven Maine GOP officials ditched the Republican Party. And you know the expression, “as Maine goes, so goes the nation”. Well, you know it now. And here’s a surprise: Chief Justice John Roberts appoints a Democrat to the secret court — secret, as in Secret Squirrel. Meanwhile, as expected, Bradley Manning is scheduled to be sentenced today — at 10AM, it was just announced — and I expect it will be surprising.  Also as expected: the seriousness of the crisis at Fukushima finally hit mainstream papers, including the New York Times; but better coverage can be found here. Finally, in aerospace, if you’re in the market for a used shuttle launch platform, NASA is having a yard sale

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/19/2013: Revolutionary

No sleeping in late on this Monday morning. Moon is fully engaged in the airy, mental sign of Aquarius, seeking to be socially significant in a friendly, humanitarian way…or stubbornly fixated on a revolutionary idea. We’ll see  how friendly the headlines — or how we might we feeling– will be around 10:10AM ET, when stern Saturn imposes a rigid control or ambition on that need for social significance. Dealing with this challenge could carry us through the day, to be worked out with inventive flair and communicated with greater ease toward the close of the business day. Note that emotional energies are waxing, as reflected by the Full Moon which will be exact Tuesday at 9:45PM ET.

Driving recent headlines is the supercharged energy of expansive Jupiter about to exactly square rebel Uranus at 3:14AM ET on Wednesday. This will complete Jupiter’s first engagement with the upheavals suggested by the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square, and it is a big component of this lunar cycle. You may recall that Jupiter squared Pluto on the August 6th New Moon.  Jupiter keywords include: collective belief systems, such as higher education, religion, political philosophies and the media; optimism, benevolence, inflation, arrogance. Uranus keywords include: freedom, disruption, revelation, awakening, revolution, seismic activity (shake-ups), sudden change, excitement, anarchy, invention. Pluto keywords include: perspective, power, seismic activity (volcanoes), breakdown, elimination, transformation, corruption, obsession, regeneration and catharsis. Oh — and radiation — especially when coupled with Uranus, as in uranium and plutonium.

Jupiter-Uranus contacts suggest sudden changes of fortune (windfalls), breakthroughs and breakouts. They can also suggest inflation and exaggeration of all Uranian themes. Jupiter-Pluto refers to power and resources (think: energy & gobs of money), along with exaggeration and inflation of all Plutonian themes.  Because Jupiter is in Cancer, we add Cancer keywords to what we can expect to be in focus now:  emotional, material and homeland security — including food and motherhood. Uranus is in Aries — so add Arian keywords: pioneer, individual, fearless, warrior, inspiration, initiative. Pluto is in Capricorn — challenged by Uranus in Aries — thus what is challenged includes: the Establishment, corporations, government institutions, status, infrastructure.

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Moon voids this week — to be avoided when planning important meetings, contract signing and shopping sprees — are as follows: Tuesday 9:45PM ET – Wednesday 12:43AM ET; Thursday 9:38PM ET – Friday 3:13AM ET. That’s it. No big long rest periods during business hours — at least for readers in the Americas. Much can be accomplished — onward!

And now, this collection of headlines reflecting planetary patterns. First, an amusing piece that popped up during last night’s void of course Moon (which often turns molehills into mountains of crisis). The Fairfield, Connecticut police department would like you to know that your cable TV outage is not a life-threatening emergency: please do not call 911 — apparently many people did.  Second, a nod to astrologer Robert Wilkinson for bringing my attention to this CNN piece on the four essential ingredients of a successful revolution (inspired by next week’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington — for civil rights —  and Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech). You do remember that Uranus and Pluto last got together during the 60s, right? And before that, in the 1930s. This is why issues that were “hot” during those times are hot again now. Got that?

In other news, freedom (Uranus) of the press (Jupiter) is being mightily challenged. A lengthy piece about Laura Poitras — the documentary filmmaker who has been working with reporter Glenn Greenwald on the Edward Snowden saga — was the cover story of the NYT Sunday magazine. At age 49, Poitras is a child of the 60s — likely born with a tough as nails opposition from Saturn to the Uranus and Pluto. You’ll be riveted by what she has endured in her work for the past several years. And perhaps certain security officials read the New York Times, too. Today’s headlines include the news that the life partner of Glenn Greenwald was detained for nine hours while changing planes at London’s Heathrow Airport. He apparently was visiting Ms. Poitras in Berlin. His personal property was confiscated. What are they afraid of? On Friday, Wikileaks posted a boatload of encrypted “insurance files” — to be unencrypted, perhaps — if something big hits the fan. Homeland security; security controls; the ability of one pioneering individual to disrupt the established order — all reflected in current planetary patterns. Stay tuned to this channel for updates on this developing story….

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 8/16 & the Weekend: Venus in Libra

Moon is still in Sagittarius, sign of the (opinionated) philosopher-clown. How righteous can you be while still expanding your horizons? Take care of the serious stuff by 1:32PM today; after that, the Moon will be void until 11:25PM ET, suggesting a very happy Happy Hour to reward you for whatever twists and detours you experienced up until the close of your business day.

Moon enters “make it happen” Capricorn at 11:25PM ET, making Saturday an excellent day for taking care of practical chores around the house. Note the potential for the usual upsets around 12pm ET to 9PM ET, when the enterprising Moon will be disrupted by its weekly clash with the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square.

On Sunday, be very mindful of the potential for a nasty clash of wills around 2:26PM ET, as the Moon is opposed by aggressive Mars, seeking to defend its piece of turf. Chill, chill, chill…do not turn this molehill into a mountain! Moon will be void for the rest of the day, entering the next sign — Aquarius — just after midnight on Monday. No shopping sprees during the Moon void, if you please.

The most significant planetary event today (Friday) is Venus (women, art, money, beauty, social expression) leaving prissy Virgo for Libra, one of the signs it rules, at 11:36AM ET. Look for headlines involving these themes.  Oh happy day, as social graces, peace and harmony once more become fashionable — at least until September 11th. Beautifying your home? Doing anything artistic or cosmetic? Working out kinks in a relationship? Initiating a project that requires great diplomacy? Great! Venus in Libra is happy to accommodate these goals.

Regarding yesterday’s story about Bette Midler’s opinionated Tweets about Larry Summers: it seems some were mystified. I suspect this is because they did not read the op-ed about said Tweets — here it is again.  Point of the story was this: Summers has quite a reputation for a certain intensity and roughness of style, and we would thus expect to see certain patterns in the horoscope that would reflect these traits. The patterns we would expect to see are absolutely, totally there. Astrology is amazing!  Summers is a Sagittarius with a heavy dose of Scorpio, and so is Ms. Midler. Fascinating that Summers would be the subject of her Tweets…and that we would be talking about this story on a day with Moon in opinionated Sagittarius. Got that?

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 8/15/2013: Sagittarius on My Mind: The Ballad of Bette & Larry

A rollicking good time can be had with today’s Moon in rowdy Sagittarius, even if a few feet land in a mouth or two. Sag does need to let the whole world know its opinion; thus there may be much banter at the water cooler about…well, anything, especially anything righteous.

The morning begins with a rose-colored connection between Moon and nebulous Neptune at 4:24AM ET, so do note your dreams upon waking. Perhaps you have journeyed to far-out places? Throughout the rest of the day, Moon will touch base with yesterday’s trine between mental Mercury and rocket scientist Uranus, suggesting some of the stances taken will come across as extremely self-contained, perhaps even a tad above the law — even if they are pure genius. Take note of that aspect, if you are in the legal profession.

Ship it today — or at least before 1:32PM ET tomorrow, when the Moon goes void and skips out of town early. Sounds like a casual Friday to me. Enjoy.

Meanwhile, in the news….it figures that Larry Summers, a controversial candidate for Chairman of the Federal Reserve, would be a Sagittarius. This gentleman has quite the reputation for a rough-around-the-edges style, especially when it comes to making statements about women. Bette Midler is all over Mr. Summers on Twitter — as noted in the first link in this paragraph (which takes you to NYT op-ed by Maureen Dowd). What’s in his horoscope that could reflect that behavior pattern, hmm?

How about a scathing T-square (a very tense pattern that looks like a T-square) among macho Mars opposing ruthless Pluto, with mental Mercury in (often) brutal Scorpio sandwiched in the middle. Yeah, this pattern could definitely pick a fight — and stubbornly hold its ground. Then, there’s a potentially chilly, disciplined hook-up between stern Saturn and Venus, both quite frankly challenged mightily in Scorpio, with nobody to connect with but each other. A heavy, controlling, corporate approach when it comes to administering (Saturn) financial concerns (Venus)? Really, I am not seeing any fluffy bunny rabbits in this picture. And Venus, which refers to social expression, women and aesthetics (in addition to money), is also retrograde, suggesting an emotional disconnect in relationships and/or a double agenda. He just doesn’t get it. Whose side is he on? How could he say that about women, anyway?

Well — there is one sort of fluffy bunny rabbit, in the shape of the inexplicable magnetism suggested by a seductive connection between Mars in unconventional Aquarius (the rebel with a cause) and nebulous Neptune. Oh…just hang a rose-colored fog over the whole package, why don’t you? We don’t have a birth time for Mr. Summers — born Nov 30 1953 in New Haven, CT — so we do not know if he has Moon in Capricorn or Aquarius. I’ll hazard a guess and say Aquarius — suggesting a need to be socially significant, driven by a current challenge from ambitious Saturn.

…and hey, guess what? Bette Midler is a Sagittarius, too — with Moon in Scorpio and a fearless Aries Ascendant. Born on December 1, 1945 — here’s her horoscope. That Scorpio Moon needs to be seen as mighty deep, using knowledge for the sake of power and control. Fascinating….