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Friday 9/1/2017 & the Holiday Weekend: Eclipse Triggers Ahead

TGIF!

A proactive Moon in Capricorn ends the work week, encouraging you to get it all done before the holiday weekend (Labor Day, here in the U.S.). Note your dreams upon waking, as the Moon will be in touch with visionary Neptune at 6:22 AM ET. Then get ready for the next few days of all sorts of bottlenecked energies busting out. Why? Because Mercury has re-entered Leo and it’s about to meet up with Mars at 28 Leo, triggering the degree of last week’s Big Fat Solar Eclipse. Mercury refers to communication. Mars refers to action and assertion. Leo is fiery, willful, playful, regal, dramatic and stubborn. Make it so!

At 2:28 PM ET the Moon makes its weekly clash with ruthless Pluto, suggesting power plays and emotional catharses, for better or worse. SATURDAY at 12:30 PM ET, the Moon clashes with Uranus, suggesting a disruption of the status quo. Moon then goes void until 4:06 PM ET. Moon then enters humanitarian, who’s-yer-buddy Aquarius for the rest of the holiday weekend – perfect for hanging with your new best friends. A tech savvy alliance between Mars and Uranus favors innovative action — this has been in effect all week and will be exact tomorrow at 8:13 AM ET. See how it blends with the wiggy potential of next week’s Sun-Neptune opposition in this story:  Dr Con Man: the rise and fall of a celebrity scientist who fooled almost everyone.

The eclipse-triggering meet-up between Mercury and Mars happens at 5:39 AM ET on SUNDAY.

Lots of action while you are sleeping early MONDAY morning. A face-off between the Moon and Mars at 1:15 AM ET suggests provocative action in the hours beforehand. Another face-off between the Sun and Neptune happens at 1:25 AM ET; we’ve been feeling this one all week. Neptune refers to the surreal, oil, chemicals, toxins, spirits of all kinds, water, oceans, floods, refugees, faith and charity. Here’s what was going on in the news in the wake of the annual Sun-Neptune opposition in 2015.

But wait, there’s more. Mars leaves regal Leo for perfectionist Virgo at 5:35 AM, channeling its action/assertion drive into making things right. Or, as John McCain says in a WaPo op-ed,  “It’s time Congress returns to regular order.” Off the top of my head, the horoscopes of P45, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller and the city of Houston will be directly affected that day. Extreme patience and focus in all travel/communication is advised, as Mercury turns direct at 7:30 AM. The Moon will be Pisces, waxing to its fullness on TUESDAY at 3:03AM ET. Empathy, compassion and water rising — with something about to be illuminated or released.

And now, the news.

UPDATE: on P45, who is living life as forecast months and months ago. Reflecting restrictive Saturn’s big squeeze on his Sun and Moon, I submit these headlines for your consideration:

And so it goes, with P45 doing his best to make everyone else feel as miserable as he is, e.g., Donald Trump to end ‘Dreamers’ immigration program.

Reflecting a focus on chemicals and toxins suggested by the Sun-Neptune opposition:  New Hazard in Storm Zone: Chemical Blasts and ‘Noxious’ Smoke — this is happening in Houston, with more likely to follow. FYI, the New York Times and the Washington Post have suspended their paywalls in deference to Hurricane Harvey. There’s a ton of great investigative journalism to be found — dive in! Or  you can REview a series published last year by Pro Publica, explaining why Hurricane Harvey was just waiting to happen:

Scientists, other experts and federal officials say Houston’s explosive growth is largely to blame. As millions have flocked to the metropolitan area in recent decades, local officials have largely snubbed stricter building regulations, allowing developers to pave over crucial acres of prairie land that once absorbed huge amounts of rainwater. That has led to an excess of floodwater during storms that chokes the city’s vast bayou network, drainage systems and two huge federally owned reservoirs, endangering many nearby homes…

Now getting off the soap box and noting that floods are pulling focus all over the world today, as the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Neptune hot in the cosmos suggests fraud making headlines. Mercury retrograde suggests a REview. Today in Kenya:   Supreme Court annuls presidential election result for irregularities, orders new vote .  Just like that.   And this: Radio host and accused Ponzi schemer used ‘hoodoo spell’ to thwart probe, feds say. Surreal.

Who remembers last month’s post about the current semi-square between rebel Uranus and wiggy Neptune? It’s the next step in a cycle that began in the early 1990s, when Uranus and Neptune met up in Establishment Capricorn, dissolving boundaries in Establishment structures and looking something like this:

NYT op-ed writer David Friend has no idea he’s writing about the Uranus-Neptune cycle, but he is when he notes a pattern that appears to be repeating:  The 1990s Gave Us the Trump Teens.  Wait until Saturn enters Capricorn in January 2018, retracing the steps it made in mid 1988-1991.

Meanwhile, other pundits have no idea they’re writing about the Uranus-Pluto cycle when they note a similarity between this decade, the early 30s and the mid-60s. One of the similarities is illustrated by this disturbing story: a Utah nurse was arrested in July because she refused to be bullied by a police detective who wanted to obtain a patient’s blood sample without patient consent or a warrant. In other words, she was upholding the law, supported by her supervisors. The arrest — and assault — was caught on tape. The detective still has a job.

What’s going on in your horoscope? Here’s the 411 on consultations and reports.

Thank you for reading this forecast — and have a great holiday weekend!