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Monday 4/22/2019: Sneak Peek at the Week; Surprise, Surprise; Resistance is Futile

Hello from 38,000 feet – Denver, here I come!

The start of the work week is driven by the Moon in Sagittarius, seeking to push boundaries. Whether it’s taste, opinion or actual physical borders, Sagittarius aims for the above and beyond. Over the next two days consider ways to expand your usual database. Take in a foreign film or get out in nature. You’ll be glad you did.

The electric buzz of the Sun’s annual meet-up with rebel Uranus (at 7:05 PM ET) permeates the day. Shake-ups, shocks, seismic action, tech breakthroughs and other bolts from the blue are to be expected. Be advised that this meet-up takes place in Taurus, an Earth Sign not known for adaptability. The changes demanded by this Sun-Uranus conjunction  are more likely to be resisted, even though resistance is futile. If you were born between April 21 – 26, you’re feeling the push for a break-out more personally than most. Are you having fun yet? Would you like to talk about it?

Today’s electric buzz is further revved by a face-off between the boundless Moon and action hero Mars (in double-talking Gemini), exact at 2:35 PM ET. If you have a planet around 15 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces, you may be called upon to take a stand. Around 8 PM ET, Moon squares dreamy Neptune, setting the stage for a far-out escape. Just make sure you double check the directions, as Moon-Neptune patterns have been known to facilitate confusion, as well as inspiration. The rest of the week looks like this:

  • TUESDAYMoon goes void at 7:43 AM ET on an exuberant meet-up with Jupiter. Whose righteous opinion will carry away the rest of the day, during the nearly 12-hour void? Hopefully you got it off your desk on Monday; otherwise be advised that crises which crop up during Moon voids are often much ado about nothing. Stick to routine; roll with the twists that disrupt your efforts to move forward in a straight line, for better or for worse. And I mean it when I say “for better.” My Moon-void twist on my flight to Denver was an unexpected upgrade. Too often we can get caught up in worry that “something bad” will happen. Consider the positive! At 6:50 PM ET, Moon enters Capricorn, needing to “take care of business” until early Friday.
  • WEDNESDAY — the big event today — in effect for several days now — is Pluto turning retrograde at 2:45 PM ET. Retrograde planets suggest a time to look inward for authority in whatever matters are ruled by that planet. Pluto is power, control, regeneration, transformation — the kind a phoenix experiences after bursting into flames and rising from its own ashes. With that energetic intensity turned inward, stop trying to control the world around you. Work on controlling (mastering) your own inner world — and then the world around you will start to reflect your newly-masterful self.  Y’know? You’ll feel the potential for a change of perspective more personally if you have a planet or angle around 23 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer — and especially Capricorn. That includes people born around the 12th – 14th of January, April, July and October — have you checked in with your astrologer this year?
  • THURSDAYMoon continues in Capricorn, meeting up with Saturn at 10:33 AM ET and with Pluto at 3:48 PM ET. The usual wet blankets, authoritarian advances, catharses and power plays apply, as items on the day’s agenda may feel as if there’s just soooo much at stake. Moon goes void at 3:48 PM ET; chill for the rest of the day and into the evening.
  • FRIDAYMoon enters Aquarius at 5:27 AM ET, infusing the day and most of the weekend with a need for social significance. Aquarius needs to be appreciated for what is unique, while at the same time arguing that all should be treated as equals. Hang with you friends and other social networks, appreciate what each brings to the table. We may see a jolt or other flash of recognition around 10:57 AM ET, as the Moon makes its weekly clash with rebel Uranus. Another point of release may occur around 6:18 PM ET, on the Third Quarter Moon. This month, it’s the freedom-seeking Aquarius Moon challenging the “mine-mine-MINE” Sun in Taurus. Find an innovative way to share your toys.
  • SATURDAY — the other pattern dominating this week’s news happens at 9:04 AM ET. Mars — planet of action, courage and aggression will square Neptune — planet of faith, oil, deception, scandal. With Mars in Gemini, the weapon in this battle may be words. Don’t believe everything you hear. Mars with Neptune can be seductive, charismatic, razzle-dazzling and/or fanatical. I’m sure the headlines will reflect this potential, adding new information to ongoing seedy affairs.
  • SUNDAYMoon goes void at 5:44 AM ET — enters Pisces at 6:11 PM ET. Yippee — a whole day of rest and relaxation — but no impulse shopping, if you please. Do that on Saturday.

And now, the news.

Signs Pluto may be about to turn retrograde in corporate Capricorn: “Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich.” Companion piece: “Make America Pay Again! How the Trump Administration took apart the agency built to protect consumers from predatory lenders.”

Signs Pluto may be about to turn retrograde almost exactly opposite P45’s Saturn: “Trump and his business sue House Oversight chairman to block congressional subpoena of financial records.”  Let’s see where we’re at with this in February, when Pluto will be back to where it is now (after going retrograde and turning direct on October 3rd).

Sign the Sun (leaders) may have just met up with Uranus (shock, weird, wacky): “Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky wins Ukrainian presidency in landslide”. Volodymyr — is he related to Voldemort? Surely I jest, because I haven’t taken the time to actually learn about the political situation in the Ukraine or even look at Volodymyr’s horoscope. Don’t try this at home!

Another sign of the Sun (leaders) with disruptive Uranus: “Peru ex-president leaves cadaver as sign of “contempt” for his enemies: suicide note”. Frankly, the crafting of that headline alone fits the pattern — a bizarre choice of words to convey information. The suicide of Peru’s ex-president happened last week, with Mercury and Venus (how we think and what we value) at the verrrrry end of Pisces. Planets at the end of Pisces do seem to reflect a sense of despair, seeking or believing in an inevitable exit.

The potentially fanatic Mars-Neptune square was strong in the chart for the first three of the eight mind-numbing terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, which claimed the lives of almost 300 people. This event reflects the brutal disruption hinted at in Friday’s Full Moon forecast. Terrorists targeted families gathered in churches and five-star hotels, disrupting lives associated with Plutonian power and resources; e.g. the wealthiest man in Denmark.

Uranus also refers to astrology. Against the backdrop of Pluto (power and resources) retrograde, plus last week’s Mercury and Venus entering Aries, several Avid Readers brought this one to my attention: “Venture Capital is Putting Its Money in Astrology.”  Yes, and what kind of venture capitalists? The kind that know just enough about astrology to be dangerous, would be my guess. The kind that would launch the app for its services during a Mercury retrograde (in Pisces, no less) suggesting a high probability of tech glitches and snafus. And in fact that particular app is riddled with glitches, as it cheerfully informed me that my rising sign is Virgo (not even close). But who among the masses would even know? Still, with a launch date of 3/20/2019, this particular app did capture the attention-getting potential of launching with the Sun at the Aries Point; ergo,  the article in the prominent NYT. Coincidence or conspiracy?

Uranus refers to aviation, and now we are hearing that Boeing — whose horoscope looks extremely daunting over the next year or so — is now facing claims of shoddy manufacturing involving its much-ballyhooed Dreamliner. I am going to write in-depth about Boeing for my next column in Mountain Astrologer — stay tuned.

Other stories in sync with planetary patterns appeared in the NYT Sunday Magazine. Add a deeply compassionate Venus in Pisces, made even deeper by a square to Jupiter in Sagittarius, and you might read about:

  • Is Prison Necessary? This is a profile on Ruth Wilson Gilmore, an abolitionist who has “helped transform how activists think about criminal justice.”
  • Melinda Gates on the culpability of the wealthy. When asked what keeps her up at night (in terms of  her philanthropic work), she replied, “Contraceptives. Reproductive health.” (She’s pushing back against the iron-fisted, patriarchal control reflected by Saturn, Pluto and the South Node together in Capricorn. This battle for control is likely to continue at least until Saturn enters Aquarius in 2021. Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023.)
  • “We Had No Power” — about women at the Salk Institute talking about “marginalization and hostility” they faced at “elite scientific institutions.”

In other news, Mars also refers to inflammation, rashes and the color red. Neptune refers to viruses. Therefore, “U.S. measles cases surge as officials scramble to stop near-record outbreak.” It doesn’t help that Neptune is in Pisces, the sign it rules. Neptune functions with high efficiency in Pisces, a.k.a. “we’re all in this together.”

Hmm…looking for some lighter news fare…

Here’s one a fun one for Sun conjunct Uranus meets Mars square Neptune: “How a non-believer found solace in the strange world of psychics.”

Here’s another — for when human affairs feel oh-so-overwhelming: a link to The Dodo, which is all animals, all the time. Guaranteed to warm your heart — as this recent NYT article explains.

Thank you for reading this forecast.





Friday 4/19/2019 & the Weekend: Full Moon in Libra; Notre Dame de Paris


Before we get to the forecast, please note that my website will be updated before the end of the month. Pretty much the same design, but the font will be different and it will be easier to read on a smartphone.  Hopefully you will like it. Huzzah!

Also, I will be in Denver next week — still have a few appointments available for in-person consultations — here’s how to contact me. Otherwise I’ll be working with my esteemed colleagues at ISAR (International Society for Astrological Research) to plan our next super-fabulous conference — be there or be square — in Denver, September 10-14 2020.


The Moon waxed to fullness at 7:12 AM ET — at the verrrrrry end of Libra — all that is fair, courteous and aiming to please. Enjoy it while it lasts.  Opposing the Aries Sun, the challenge of the Libra Moon is balance all that is “we” with all that is “me-me-me.” Yes — and good luck with that challenge — as this Full Moon is buzzing with the energy for revelation and disruption, suggested by the close connection of rebel Uranus with this Sun-Moon opposition. You may have experienced the first jolt around 12:25 PM ET, when the Moon (now in the moody bastard depths of Scorpio, where it seeks depth and substance for the sake of power and control) and Uranus are exactly opposed. The other shoe drops on Monday around 7:05 PM ET, when Uranus meets up with the Sun.

The chart for the Full Moon set in Washington DC has — OMG — the same Midheaven and same Ascendant as the chart for the 2017 inauguration: ASC 14 Taurus and MC 26 Capricorn. Most all of the planets in the Full Moon chart are hidden from obvious view, suggesting a lot of action going on behind the scenes. What is front and center is Mars, planet of action, in blah-blah-blah Gemini. Two-faced? Double-talk? Sure — in an effort to prove oneself the cleverest, most entertaining self in the room. Actions taken over the next week may have a zealous, faith-based or deceptive spin, courtesy of Neptune. The planet referring to fantasy and drugs will square Mars on April 27th.

The Sabian Symbols for this lunation are “three mounds of knowledge on a philosopher’s head” (for the Libra Moon) and “a duck pond and its brood” (for the Aries Sun.  Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee suggests we apply these images with a mind to “the genius of being at home with all elements of wisdom and understanding…the genius of tending to domestic matters as if they were sacred…brooding over weighty matters…putting one’s ducks in a row” — to name a few. In the news, we’re sure to see plenty of brooding over knowledge that was released this week…

On SATURDAY at 4:55 AM ET, the Sun leaves Aries and enters Taurus. Happy birthday to the cows and the bulls! The Taurus mantra is I HAVE and it is here to give form and function to all of the seeds planted by Aries inspiration. Stop and smell those roses, will you? Meanwhile, at 12:11 PM ET, Venus leaves Pisces for me-me-me Aries, replacing any Pisces need for accommodation with forthright demand. You got a problem with that? Let’s not waste any more time! In other news, the Scorpio Moon continues on its quest for depth and control until 11:59 PM ET; it goes  void until SUNDAY at 11:59 AM ET.

With the Moon now in Sagittarius (from noon ET onward), SUNDAY is apt for pushing boundaries, righteous opinions and exuberance. The Moon’s harmony with Venus and Mercury that afternoon and evening makes for good times.

No sleeping in on MONDAY. The Sag Moon won’t be void and the Sun’s meet-up with Uranus at 7:05 PM ET charges the air.

And now, the news.

Recalling Monday’s post for this week:

Between TUESDAY and next MONDAY there are no exact aspects among the planets, except to the Moon — but this does not mean it’s likely to be an uneventful week. Quite the contrary, experience has shown.  These apparent lulls are often deceptive. It’s like looking at a giant ice shelf on the most sparkling sunny day ever…and then, for no apparent reason, half the shelf crumbles into the ocean. So if an “other shoe” drops in the headlines, I will not be surprised, and neither should you.

I’d put the fire at Notre Dame in this category of events. Now you see it; now you don’t. A huge exhale after last week’s super-stressed patterns involving the fiery Aries Sun and harsh Saturn, South Node, Pluto — and that “hell hath no fury” of an asteroid called Eris. Did you know that Notre Dame was built on the site of a temple honoring Jupiter? So interesting, given that Jupiter turned retrograde on April 10th. And why was I so drawn to include “Tyger, Tyger, burning bright” in the title for Monday’s forecast?

The chart for the reported start of the fire (it’s now believed to have been caused by an electrical short) does not look so catastrophic. It’s interesting to see the Saturn/Pluto midpoint in touch with the North and South Nodes, suggesting mourning. It’s interesting to see the Midheaven of that chart (4/15/2019 6:50 PM Paris, FR) conjunct the Jupiter/Pluto midpoint, suggesting massive power and resources (billionaires are pledging millions of euros to rebuild). This echoes the square between Venus and Jupiter (a double dose of protection generosity and compassion), exact that day at 7:15 PM ET.

Did you know that Venus refers to bees and copper? Did you know that sixteen copper statues were removed from Notre Dame’s spire on April 11th? And that the 180,000 bees living on the roof survived? So did many relics, the rose windows and the organ. And no one died in the fire. And the two bell towers survived, too! What was destroyed? The spire — and you can ponder what that spire might symbolize, in the wake of two hard aspects to the Aries Sun and patriarchal Saturn and rot-exposing Pluto. Many churches — not just the Catholic Church — are having to face the reality of rot and corruption among their Powers That Be. And did you know that at the same time of the Notre Dame fire, there was a fire in the mosque at Jerusalem’s Temple on the Mount?  And that here in New York, a philosophy professor was arrested in St. Patrick’s Cathedral with the obvious intent of burning it down? And that his next stop was Rome?

I have precious memories of Notre Dame — Our Lady of Paris.  I lived in Paris after graduating college. I spent many an afternoon gazing at the flying buttresses from a bridge over the Seine. It is a truly magical and inspiring scene. It was horrifying to see it in flames. But…they will rebuild, rebuild! Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, as the aforementioned millions of euros are pouring in  — just like that! Which leaves me pondering, “What would [insert name of preferred deity/savior/prophet] do?” Rebuild the structure — or find another purpose for such largesse — one that might directly impact the health and well-being of humans and other living creatures on Planet Earth? It’s a rhetorical question; I don’t expect an answer.

With Mercury and Venus at the end of Pisces — the end of the entire zodiac — it can feel like the end of the world, and certainly a world. Did you see the videos of Parisiens who gathered to mourn the damage to their cherished Lady? They sang hymns — I dare you to watch and not weep — here and here. The potential for loss and catharsis is clearly seen in France’s horoscope. As I wrote back in December:

Countries have horoscopes. Exhibit A: France, which has experienced three weeks of violent protest over a fuel tax that is supposed to combat climate change (the tax has apparently been withdrawn). We can appreciate why the French are on emotional overkill. In modern France’s horoscope, transiting Pluto is squaring its me-me-me Aries Ascendant and opposing its emotional-security seeking Cancer Moon. Next month it will need to face a sobering reality check when transiting Saturn squares its Libra Sun and Mercury. Right now, Saturn is atop France’s Capricorn Midheaven, suggesting it may be seen as being at the top of its game. It does seem that France’s authoritative stature has increased on the world stage. At the G-20 summit in Argentina, it was Emmanuel Macron who was overheard allegedly “warning” the Saudi Crown Prince M.B.S.

Now transiting Saturn has moved past its squeeze on France’s Libra Sun-Mercury and is now applying pressure for a potential cut on France’s Aries Ascendant. Despite the potential purge/catharsis, patterns in France’s horoscope do suggest continued growth and empowerment on the world stage over the next year or so. Cue La Marseillaise now, please. And note that Pluto and Saturn were highly active in the horoscope of the U.S. on 9/11. Coincidence or conspiracy?

In other news….

The redacted Mueller Report was released yesterday, right on schedule — as anticipated in prior posts. Mercury (how we need to think) was out of Pisces — in Aries, demanding prominence at the Aries Point — and absolutely, positively not messing around — none of this “if I believe it, it must be so” Pisces prattle. The challenge for Mercury in Aries is that it is usually wayyyyyyyyy ahead of everyone else (I speak from personal experience) — and it’s gonna take a while for the masses to catch up. As predicted back in March, P45’s Attorney General William Barr did in fact misrepresent Mueller’s findings — and here’s Stephen Colbert to spell it out for you here and here.   You can read the whole report (redacted) here — and that’s what I’ll be doing on my upcoming flight to Denver.

UPDATE: George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway and declared windmill cancer survivor (per his Twitter profile)  penned an op-ed calling for P45’s impeachment yesterday: “Trump is a cancer on the presidency. Congress should remove him.”  With transiting Mars (assertion; action) exactly square his Pluto (power) of course he did. I will be interested to see what Mr. Conway is up to next February. Whatever it is, it should be quite persuasive.

And….that’s a wrap. With Monday’s meet-up between the Sun and daredevil Uranus is in effect now and through the weekend, just remember that if at first you don’t succeed, skydiving’s not for you.

I wish I could take credit for that pithy remark. Saw it somewhere on Facebook in 2016.

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Monday 4/15/2019: Sneak Peek at the Week; Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright; Mayor Pete Makes It Official

Good Morning!

Moon entered Virgo at 6:19 AM ET, driving the day with a need for exacting perfection. A harmony between the Moon and Uranus invites innovation. If you have a planet or angle around 24 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces (e.g., Tiger Woods), you either have plenty of reasons to celebrate  — or you bit off way more than you can chew. That’s the plus or minus of today’s  square between two planets generally associated with good fortune: Venus and Jupiter. It suggests an indulgent mood everyone can appreciate, whether their horoscope is directly affected or not. The square is exact at at 7:15 PM ET. As the evening progresses some may feel snippy, as the persnickety Moon squares assertive Mars in double-talking Gemini.

Between TUESDAY and next MONDAY there are no exact aspects among the planets, except to the Moon — but this does not mean it’s likely to be an uneventful week. Quite the contrary, experience has shown.  These apparent lulls are often deceptive. It’s like looking at a giant ice shelf on the most sparkling sunny day ever…and then, for no apparent reason, half the shelf crumbles into the ocean. So if an “other shoe” drops in the headlines, I will not be surprised, and neither should you. We do have a Full Moon on FRIDAY...and next MONDAY the Sun makes it’s annual meet-up with rebel Uranus, which suggests disruption for better or worse.

  • TUESDAY — Note your dreams upon waking, as the Virgo Moon is opposed by visionary Neptune at 11:10 AM ET. The rest of the day is devoted to making dreams a reality, supported by harmonies among the Moon, Saturn (structure) and Pluto (power). Communication is bound to be especially prominent, as Mercury (how we need to think)  is FINALLY back to where it was on March 5th, the day it turned retrograde at the verrrrrrrrry end of “whatever I believe is true” Pisces. The day ends with a splash, as the Moon squares Jupiter at 10:03 PM ET.
  • WEDNESDAY — Moon goes void at 12: 29 AM ET and enters Libra at 7:22 AM ET.  Big news is that at 2:01 AM ET, Mercury enters Aries, adding prominent information to whatever was going on around the Vernal Equinox. That’s when Robert Mueller sent his report into a black hole, where it hasn’t been seen since. Although the aptly-named Attorney General William Barr has teased that he will release a redacted version sometime this week. Coincidence or conspiracy? With a people-pleasing Libra Moon driving the next two days, fairness and balance are likely to be front and center. Meanwhile, rumor has it that the redacted report may be color-coded. WaPo funnywoman Alexandra Petri explains what it all means.
  • THURSDAY — Emotions are on the rise, as the Libra Moon is waxing. Get it done in the early part of the day. The longer you wait, the closer you’ll be to the wet blanket/brick wall and power plays suggested by the Moon’s square to Saturn at 4:48 PM ET, followed by the Moon’s weekly clash with Pluto at 9:18 PM ET. A harmony between the Moon and Jupiter at 11:07 PM ET soothes frazzled feeling before bedtime.
  • FRIDAYFull Moon in Libra at the verrrrry last degree of Libra, exact at 7:12 AM ET. It promptly goes void for a brief spell, then dives into Scorpio to brood over whatever was illuminated. A jolt or revelation likely arrives by lunchtime ET, as the Moon opposes Uranus.
  • SATURDAYSun enters Taurus at 4: 55 AM ET, sort of slowing down the pace. I say sort of, because with Mercury in Aries, thoughts and communication are racing intensely forward until May 7th. At 12:11 PM Venus also enters Aries, sharpening social expression as much as Mercury in Aries sharpens our minds. Not now, but RIGHT NOW would be an apt Aries expression.  Women, money, art and social graces are sure to be prominent in the headlines, as Venus will be at the Aries Point. If you’re an Aries, your dance card may be fill up fast between now and May 15th. Enjoy.

And now, the news.

Back in 2017 I wrote:

Tiger Woods was one of the first — if not the first — person whose horoscope I started tracking as it was making news. This was back in November of 2009, when Mr. Woods got into an argument with his then-wife about his infidelities. Shocking news at the time, but totally in line with the potential seen in the horoscope:

Meanwhile, what’s up w/Tiger? This Capricorn w/Virgo rising (the energy to make things happen, expressed through a prism of perfection) has his Sun in the very private 4th house. You better believe he doesn’t want to talk about it. However, a quick glance at his chart speaks volumes: transiting Uranus about to break out in the 7th house of marriage (needing freedom and independence); progressed Moon (emotions) challenging Mars (the combination produces heated emotions); transiting Pluto (transformation) struggling to adjust to demands of obligation (Saturn); a boatload of Venus connections (you can bet women are involved) and if that weren’t enough — Pluto the transformer is all over a number of key midpoints (I told you I was reading the chapter on midpoints)! Bottom line: challenges in the House of Woods…to be dealt with over the next few months.

Right now (May 30, 2017) Mr. Woods has transiting Saturn at the bottom of his horoscope, hitting all the angles and his Moon in boundary-pushing Sagittarius. We see an opportunity for Mr. Woods to take a good look at his personal core foundation and clean up whatever needs cleaning. We also see a disruptive challenge to his Mercury from Uranus, suggesting an upset in how he needs to think, communicate and otherwise go about his business. Not only that, but Uranus is also making contact with the angles of the horoscope by solar arc — it’s a similar pattern to what was happening in 2009.

Over the weekend Mr. Woods was booked on a suspected DUI. Mr. Woods says he was having a reaction to prescription drugs, not alcohol. It is interesting to note that transiting Neptune is currently squaring his natal Neptune, impacting the areas of his life related to how he needs to think, as well as the public. Neptune refers to drugs, alcohol and spirits of all kinds. Astrology is amazing.

Yeah, Saturn transits can be tough. But when you rise to the challenge and do the work, after the streamlining comes expansion. Yesterday Tiger Woods made headlines with a Masters tournament win at least one reporter called “the greatest comeback in sports history.” Astrologers would call it “transiting Jupiter on his Moon, opposing his Midheaven (career),” aided and abetted by other patterns suggesting heightened intuition and innovation. It will be interesting to see where he’s at in 2021 and 2022, when transiting Neptune will hit his Moon and angles, with input from Uranus as well. Fun fact: guess whose Moon sits right on the Moon of Tiger Woods? P45. No wonder they golf together…and no wonder P45 just tweeted that Woods will be awarded the Medal of Freedom — the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Meanwhile, Pete Buttigieg fulfilled expectations and formally announced his run for president. He picked a darn good time on a day with the Sun in Aries (as good as it gets) in a Grand Trine with the regal Leo Moon and Jupiter in Sagittarius (the sign it rules). Plus, transiting Uranus was within 24 hours of an exact square to his Venus (social expression; values) in Aquarius (humanitarian, innovative, friend to all). Transiting Uranus is also in contact with Buttigieg’s Jupiter/Pluto midpoint, suggesting an intensified experience with power and resources. One wonders if he consults with an astrologer. With transiting Pluto exactly square his natal Saturn, he’s got hard, hard work penciled into his calendar through the end of this year. Many might find that an anguished prospect, but lately I’ve been thinking that Buttigieg was born with an intimate understanding of the ruthless demands of Pluto and Saturn. How so? His Capricorn Sun is squared by both, suggesting potential fortitude and discipline against seemingly insurmountable odds. Hmm. Depending on where he stands at the end of 2019, 2020 offers a potential windfall opportunity, as transiting Uranus opposes his natal Jupiter in “man on a mission” Scorpio. Wish we had a birth time. Here’s what I wrote about him earlier this year. Fun fact: Buttigieg was born with Venus square Jupiter — same pattern is exact today. That’s not a coincidence.

In other news, WaPo‘s Alexandra Petri has a few things to say about presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.

I’ve written about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s horoscope for the next issue of  Mountain Astrologer — coming to a newsstand near you soon — or subscribe online. I wrote about Nancy Pelosi in the current issue. She will soon receive the Profile in Courage award from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, reflecting certain visionary patterns in her horoscope that are in effect this year.

What’s going on in your horoscope? Are you due for a winning streak after a series of challenges, like Tiger Woods? Primed to set the world on fire, like Pete Buttigieg? A personal consultation offers clarity, validation and confidence. But don’t take from me. Take it from a client who recently booked a consultation to better understand how she and a business partner could work most effectively. What skills did each bring to the table? How did their communication and thought processes differ? What did each of them need in order to feel fulfilled in the partnership? The focus was on the creative potential of the partnership. Afterwards, she wrote:

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Friday 4/12/2019 & the Weekend: Name That Planet!

(If you receive this forecast by email, I am sending it a second time to correct a glitch that made the fonts too small  for some to read)


Moon is in Cancer, driving the day with a need for emotional/home/homeland security. There’s so much going in the cosmos over the next few days — it’s like a pinball machine gone berserk. Here’s a recap of planetary patterns:

  • FRIDAY — at  12:18 AM ET, Mercury squares Jupiter for the third and last time in the long Mercury in Pisces cycle — the one that started way back in February. More big news hits the fan. The day gets off to a dreamy start, suggested by harmonious connections between the Moon, Neptune and Venus — take note of your dreams. Then the temperature drops, as Moon opposes Saturn at 11:05 AM ET, then Pluto at 4 PM ET. This suggests heavy advances and power plays. Not only that, but at 3:06 PM ET, we’ll have the First Quarter Moon between the me-me-me Aries Sun and the Cancer Moon, suggesting a challenge or push forward on the seeds planted on last week’s New Moon.  Venus (money, art, women, social expression) harmonizes with Saturn at 11:08 AM ET, suggesting cooperation regarding those heavy advances, for better or for worse. Moon trines Mercury and then goes void at 7:33 PM ET. Chill, chill, chill tonight — you’ve earned this rest.
  • SATURDAY — Moon enters Leo at 3:50 AM ET. Time to party, take the stage or issue a royal edict. Fourteen minutes later, the me-me-me Aries Sun is squared by Pluto, amplifying the power plays that have been in effect during this intense week. Heads may roll or expand; there may likely  be news from underground (including seismic action, power and resources — oil, gas, nuclear). You are likely feeling this potent pattern personally if you were born around the 11th – 13th of January, April, July and October or have a planet or point around 20-23 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn (and in fact, nearly every client who’s called this week fits this pattern).  Meanwhile, Moon makes its weekly clash with rebel Uranus at 7:13 AM ET, suggesting a jolt or surprise to Saturday’s start.
  • SUNDAY — Optimism after a storm is suggested by an exuberant harmony between the Aries Sun and Jupiter, exact at 9:40 AM ET. Potential downside: an exalted leader continues to push boundaries. Exceptional depth may be found in matters related to art, women, money and social expression, reflected by a communicative pattern between Venus and Pluto, exact at 7:48 PM ET.  Have those heart-to-heart talks and express your appreciation. A day driven by Moon in Leo is looking for love.

There’s no Moon void to deter you from your weekend  shopping sprees. Not until 9:38 PM ET does the Leo Moon go void with a sigh. Just know as you shop that extravagance and indulgence are favored, with Sunday’s trine between Sun and Jupiter. Monday is equally excessive, with Venus square to Jupiter at 7:15 PM ET.

No sleeping in on Monday. The Moon will be in Virgo, working to clean up the Leo Moon’s party confetti and give the tax man his due.

And now, the news.

Power, resources, controls, leaders, oil, gas, publishing, drugs, viruses. These are themes we’d expect to see in a week with Sun (leaders) square Pluto-Saturn (power, resources, controls); Neptune (oil, drugs, viruses) square Jupiter (expansion) and Jupiter retrograde in Sagittarius (freedom of speech, publishing, education). Bonus purging, toxic release and rage suggested by the involvement of the South Node and the asteroid Eris with current patterns.  You may remember that Eris symbolizes those who may stop at nothing to secure a place at the table, having previously been dissed. In mythology Eris is the goddess of discord — perhaps a feminine counterpart to Mars.  It’s an apt time to be a warrior woman, with the following caveat to those who would get in a warrior woman’s way: “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”

For your consideration:

Rhetorical question of the day:

“Is this the dumbest moment in Congressional history?” asks Rolling Stone, referring to questions from Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) to John Kerry about Kerry’s B.A. in political science. Let the record show that Massie graduated from MIT and should be receiving a call any minute now, asking him to send his diploma back. The whole of the five-minute exchange is here.

UPDATE: on P45.  Last week, Congress demanded his tax returns from the IRS and the IRS is legally obligated to comply. So far, it hasn’t. Meanwhile the House continues to push for the release of the Mueller Report. This authoritative squeeze on P45  reflects transiting Pluto (resistance is futile) soooooooo close to an exact opposition to his natal Saturn. However, Pluto will turn retrograde on April 24th, and thus the squeeze will retreat for several months. Plus, now that  transiting Jupiter  is retrograde, it will connect with P45’s Sun and Moon two more times: between May 11 and May 27th, and October 20 – 29. What does that suggest? It suggests a measure of protection, support and expansion. The pressure from transiting Pluto will be back in early February, through 2020. Manage expectations accordingly.

Closing with items reflecting a positive manifestation of depth and power:

Speaking of adorned, fathomless and dark, WaPo‘s Alyssa Rosenberg offers thoughts on how Game of Thrones should end — with no one sitting on the Iron Throne.   Given planetary patterns on the night of Sunday’s season premiere and May 19th (the series finale), Ms. Rosenberg may be on to something.

And speaking of names,  thanks to Avid Reader Esme, who wanted to make sure I did not forget to mention that you can VOTE to name a newly-discovered asteroid. Esme writes:

I would love to see her named Holle.  As planets relate so closely to new consciousness, I see a holy goddess of concern for climate (Holle creates the weather and wheels of all kinds) and the advent of circle leadership that replaces our current hierarchy.

Of the proposed planet names, Holle seems to signify the gentlest, most thorough transition to the sort of world we want to create.

Even the naming process speaks to a resurgence of democracy.

I could not agree more.  I’m voting for Holle — because the other two names are lame — and because Holle it might be pronounced “wholly.”  We need more of that on Spaceship Earth. You have until May 10th to vote — here’s the ballot — pass it on! 

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Monday 4/8/2019: Sneak Peek at the Week; Power Plays and Streamlining; Jupiter Turns Retrograde

Good morning!

Moon is still in Taurus, seeking to build and maintain material comfort and security. It went void at 4:28 AM ET and won’t enter the next sign — Gemini — until 5:15 PM ET. A Moon void suggests an apt time to focus on routine concerns, with a higher than average probability of a twist or a flake in your efforts to move forward in straight line. Your mission is not to make a mountain out of a molehill over any perceived crisis. Chances are it will be much ado about nothing. This is not the time to launch an initiative you hope will be of consequence. Avoid impulse shopping. Moon voids are excellent times for drafting proposals; writers, type away!

Meanwhile, over the next few days we are building to seriously significant patterns that will be exact on WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY. These heavy hitters are evident now — just look at the news. It goes like this:

  • TUESDAYMoon in Gemini drives the day with a need to be the smartest kid in the room. Buzz, buzz, buzz — with information. The day begins on a provocative meet-up between the Moon and Mars at 4:16 AM ET — the outburst of courage and/or aggression ripples through the rest of the day.
  • WEDNESDAY — the first of two annual squares (tense, tough, dynamic releases) between the Sun and Saturn happens at 4:47 AM ET. Why did Trump just demand the resignation of the Department of Child Caging  Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen? Because she wasn’t lean and mean enough to suit the lean, mean and ambitious agenda of reflected by a Sun-Saturn square. For headlines from past Sun-Saturn squares, look here and here. We can expect more sobering, streamlining cuts and advances involving heads of state over the next few days.
  • WEDNESDAY — But before that happens, we’ll have a release of events reflecting compassionate and aesthetic vision/ideals, reflected by a truly lovely annual meet-up of Venus (women, money, arts, social expression) and Neptune (ideals, healing, deception, oil, drugs, fog). Combine that pattern with the structuring potential of the Sun-Saturn square, and of course the NYT would tell you “How to Make a Vision Board That Works, For Real, This Time.  The empathy for all human suffering may also be applied here: “Someone is Always Trying to Kill You” — a seriously sobering story on the plight of women in Honduras — one of the “three Mexican countries” (per Fox News) that will no longer receive humanitarian aid from the U.S., if Trump has his way.
  • WEDNESDAY Moon goes void at 1:27 PM ET; chill chill chill until 11:31 PM ET, when the Moon enters Cancer. More investigative dirt should be hitting the fan, courtesy of the third sextile (a pattern suggesting ease of communication and cooperation) between Mercury and Pluto, exact at 5:40 PM ET. Mind the void and don’t freak over a bit of info that later proves toothless.
  • WEDNESDAYJupiter, planet of expansion, turns retrograde at 1 PM ET. As you know, Jupiter is in Sagittarius for most of 2019, expanding matters ruled by Sag: freedom of speech, publishing, foreigners, immigration, travel, sports, courts, dogma — to name a few. If you’ve got a planet or angle around 24 degrees — two thirds of the way — through Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius, you may be in an expansive phase in one or more areas of your life. Jupiter the cosmic sugardaddy has been hanging out at 24 Sag for several days, slowing to a virtual standstill (from our perspective on Spaceship Earth).  Jupiter retrograde suggests that whatever was expanding may now be subject to a review and/or delay — especially in the areas related to Jupiter I just listed. Jupiter turns direct on August 11th at 14 degrees Sagittarius. It returns to 24 Sag in early November. FYI, the Sabian Symbol for this Jupiter retrograde is “a chubby boy on a hobby horse,” an image of an immature mind playing with power (the horse is a power symbol). Last time I wrote about this Symbol was on the Full Moon/Eclipse of June 2011. For further provocation, read what Sabian Sage Blain Bovee has to say.
  • THURSDAYMoon in Cancer all day, traveling without interference. A Cancer Moon needs to focus on home/homeland/family security. Consider fortifying your home; indulge in a homecooked meal; whatever nourishes your emotional well-being.
  • FRIDAY Mercury squares Jupiter for the third and last time in this long Mercury in Pisces cycle — the one that started way back in February. More big news hits the fan. Moon opposes Saturn at 11:05 AM ET, then Pluto at 4 PM ET. This suggests heavy advances and power plays. Venus (money, art, women, social expression) harmonizes with Saturn at 11:08 AM ET, suggesting cooperation regarding those heavy advances, for better or for worse. Moon goes void at 7:33 PM ET and enters Leo on…
  • SATURDAY — at 3:50 AM ET. Fourteen minutes later, the me-me-me Aries Sun is squared by Pluto, amplifying the power plays that have been in effect during this intense week. Heads may roll or expand; there may likely  be news from underground (including seismic action, power and resources — oil, gas, nuclear). You are likely feeling this potent pattern personally if you were born 20 to 23 days into the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Significant challenges and changes in your life are strongly suggested, brought by forces seemingly beyond your control. No, it’s not all bad; Pluto transits can be quite empowering, even though structures you have relied upon may be taken away. Rise from the ashes and build yourself anew!
  • SATURDAYMoon makes its weekly clash with rebel Uranus at 7:13 AM ET, suggesting a jolt or surprise to Saturday’s start. But oh….does that Leo Moon love a party. How many ways can you shine — and help others shine too, now that the tough patterns of the work week are behind you? Generosity and indulgence are supported by…
  • SUNDAY — a lovely harmony between the Aries Sun and Jupiter, exact at 9:40 AM ET. Exceptional depth may be found in matters related to art, women, money and social expression, reflected by a communicative pattern between Venus and Pluto, exact at 7:48 PM ET. Have those heart-to-heart talks; count your blessings….and tune in for the aptly-timed season premiere of Game of Thrones (sure to be epic and record-smashing).  Rumor has it that this is when Pete Buttigieg may formally launch his presidential bid. Verrrrrrrry interesting.

And now, the news.

A fascinating op-ed which feels like a metaphor for one’s first Saturn return (at age 29-ish) vs. one’s second Saturn return (at age 58-ish): “The Moral Peril of Meritocracy,” by David Brooks for the NYT. Whaddaya think?

A hint of things to come — if not by early 2020 (when Saturn and Pluto meet up in Capricorn), then perhaps in early 2021 (when Saturn (structure, corporations) is squared by Uranus (disruption): “How regulators, Republicans and big banks fought for a big increase in risky but lucrative corporate loans”

Oh, but that’s a long way off. Plenty of time to indulge in the beautiful fantasy worlds reflected by this Wednesday’s lovely meet-up between Venus and Neptune:

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Friday 4/5/2019 & the Weekend: New Moon in Aries; Joe Biden, Poster Child


The New Moon in Aries officially began at 4:50 AM ET, offering us an opportunity to re-set intentions and goals for the next lunar cycle.  Make a list, light a candle, say a prayer. Around April 12th, on the First Quarter Moon, we can expect a challenge to those goals, with appropriate adjustments made. At the time of the Full Moon on the 19th, we can expect illumination on the success or failure of our goals for the cycle. If we succeeded, we can consciously release our success into our reality; if we failed, we let go of whatever did not work. After the Third Quarter Moon on the 26, we can review our achievements, tie up loose ends and get ready to begin another New Moon cycle on  May 5th.

A New Moon in Aries suggests a need — or an opportunity — to be a courageous, inspiring pioneer and/or warrior, preferably on the side of the angels.  At its best, Aries is a champion for the weak, the vulnerable, the underdog. It inspires people to take initiatives and defy the odds…yes, sometimes foolishly, but hey — if Plan A blows up, there’s always a Plan B, a Plan C and D. A true Aries never never never gives up. Astrologer Linda Goodman once wrote that Gone With the Wind heroine Scarlett O’Hara was a classic Aries, and never more so than at the end of the film when, after Rhett Butler dumps her and life is totally over, Scarlett declares, “I’ll think of some way to get back…tomorrow is another day.

What I wrote on Monday about general patterns for today applies to the overall patterns for the New Moon. After the drunken fog of Mercury with Neptune — a.k.a. that surrealistic pillow that drove the action of the past several weeks — we see a potential path to sobriety as Mercury makes a cooperative connection (a sextile) to Saturn. Another argument for a reality check or a big April shower on someone’s parade, followed by a power play or catharsis: the Sun and Moon square Saturn  and Pluto.  Not only that, but in between those tough connections patriarchal heavyweights Saturn and Pluto, the Sun and Moon will square the nodal axis,  a.k.a. the North and South Node, a.k.a. the Dragon’s Tail and the Dragon’s Head, a.k.a. the Bendings. Isn’t it just wonderful how astrology can have so many names for one particular pattern? And you wonder why people have trouble learning to speak this rich and sophisticated language.

Anyway, here’s the Wikipedia 411 on the lunar nodes. In a horoscope, the North Node is considered to be a point of potential growth; the South Node is a point of potential toxic release and destruction. Right now the South Node is between Saturn and Pluto, suggesting a toxic and/or destructive release in matters referring to authoritarian heavyweights in corporate power. With the fiery Aries New Moon in an increasingly tense relationship (square) with Saturn and Pluto,  caution is advised this month — and may be required  — when acting on the usual Aries need to charge ahead. With the Sun and Moon square the Bendings/lunar nodes, it’s as if all of the Aries proactive energy is between a rock and a hard place — maybe even Scylla and Charybdis. After the squeezes and power plays next week suggests, leaders may be in for a shock in the wake of the Full Moon, when rebel Uranus gets involved.

Is there a soft spot in the chart for the New Moon? Sure. Venus is in Pisces, offering an opportunity for compassion and forgiveness. Venus meets up with Neptune on a power-packed April 10th, adding sublime inspiration for artists and spiritual types (it’ll be interesting to see what financial news makes headlines that day). You are more personally affected by potentially divine inspiration if you have a planet around 17 degrees of Pisces, Gemini, Sagittarius or Virgo.

The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon in Aries is “brownies dancing in the setting sun.” Sabian Symbol Sage Blain Bovee points out that this is an image of benevolent entities celebrating at the end of the day. Human may be preparing to rest, but these nature spirits are just getting started. It is an image of repair and healing — and of letting the powers of nature do what needs to be done to clear out what is rotten, so that new growth can occur. It’s a signal that after the intense forward motion of January and February — and March, too (with the exception of Mercury retrograde), we are entering a stretch where we need to turn in. We have five more days with all planets direct in motion. That changes on April 10th, when Jupiter, planet of expansion, turns retrograde. Pluto turns retrograde on April 24th, followed by Saturn on April 29th. It will take until October — when these three planets will be direct again — for us to have a clear picture of how the seeds planted in early 2019 have taken root.

This New Moon happens at 15 degrees of Aries. Wherever that degree falls in your personal horoscope is where you may feel a push to start something new. If you have a planet or angle at 15 Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, issues that were triggered for you in January are likely to be triggered again. Consult your local astrologer for details.

Meanwhile, remember that the Aries Moon goes void at 10:15 PM ET tonight. Chill through the long rest and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Moon enters Taurus at 9:06 AM ET on SATURDAY. You are free to shop this weekend for all things practical and comforting. The Taurus Moon goes void on MONDAY at 4:28 AM ET for the next twelve hours. There’s your excuse for the flakes and twists that may disrupt your efforts to move forward in a straight line. It’s going to be a busy week.

And now, the news.

As noted here on March 19th, the Mueller Report was due for a Mercury Direct revision on April 2nd. Posted April 3rd: “Some on Mueller’s Team Say Report Was More Damaging Than Barr Revealed.”  When Attorney General William Barr ignored Congress’s request for the full report by April 2nd, the House issued a subpoena — here’s Stephen Colbert with the latest. Meanwhile, Barr is saying that he’ll deliver some version of the Mueller Report in “mid-April,” about when Mercury will be back at the Aries Point, which makes perfect sense if you’re tracking the flow of events in sync with planetary cycles.

Stories reflecting the toxic release and clean-up of Mercury direct conjunct Neptune, with Pluto conjunct the South Node in Capricorn:

Meanwhile, in Japan

Choosing a day with Moon, Mercury and Neptune conjunct in Pisces — barely recovering from Mercury being retrograde — may not have been the best date for Japan to announce the official name of the era that will begin when Crown Prince Naruhito becomes Emperor on May 1.

From Reuters, “The first character, “rei,” is often used to mean “command” or “order,” imparting an authoritarian nuance that offends some. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his government prefer “good” or “beautiful”, a less widely known sense.” Yeah, well, PM Abe may prefer the “less widely known sense,” but with Mercury conjunct Neptune and Saturn, Pluto and the South Node conjunct in Capricorn, there’s a strong case for “authoritarian nuance,” albeit presented in shades of cherry blossom pink and rose. Coincidence or conspiracy?

In other news…

Joe Biden has become the poster child for Things That Are Disrupted When Uranus is in Taurus. Rumors are that he has been mulling a presidential campaign and until this week, he was definitely the preferred candidate, as reported by people who make a living taking polls. I looked at his horoscope a couple of months ago and noted that March looked like an extremely heavy and disruptive month. The heaviness reflected a grievous pattern between the Sun and cold, cruel Saturn; the disruption was suggested by the last of three hits from shocking Uranus to….Mr. Biden’s Moon at 0 degrees of Taurus. Not only that, but transiting Mars in late Taurus opposed his Scorpio Sun, Venus (his social expression) and his Sagittarius Ascendant, meeting up with Uranus in early Gemini — all within the last ten days. We see the potential for a shocking attack, and that’s exactly what happened. Several women have come forward to assert that his mode of social expression made them feel uncomfortable. What kind of social expression? The kind you might expect from someone born with  Moon in Taurus!

Moon in Taurus needs to establish and maintain material comfort and security. The keywords for Taurus are I HAVE. Moon in Taurus people are more likely than others to be tactile. Famous people with Moon in Taurus include: William Shatner, Adam Driver, Debra Messing, Mick Jagger, Meryl Streep.  Of all the signs in the zodiac, I’d say Taurus is born to hug, followed by Cancer. Ammathe Hugging Saint — has Moon in Taurus — and I can personally attest to comforting power of her healing embrace. And there are plenty of people who vouch for Joe Biden’s touchy-feely approach, finding comfort in his warmth and compassion.  But some people — perhaps with a heavy dose of Air Signs or other patterns suggesting a need for physical space (or who may have some Other Agenda)  — are now coming forward to say his social expression made them feel uncomfortable. Unable to appreciate a warm and fuzzy Taurus Moon, perhaps what they experienced was another pattern in Biden’s horoscope (natal Uranus opposing a Sagittarius Ascendant), suggesting that Mr. Biden can also be a disruptive force in one-on-one connections. Not to mention that his Sag Ascendant needs to been seen as optimistic and enthusiastic, though it may also be seen as an outspoken, rough-around-the-edges, boundary-pushing force of nature.

Given what is going on in his horoscope right now, Joe Biden was due for a sobering shock. And on a collective level, this is one of the exercises we are being given, courtesy of Uranus (shock) in Taurus (material comfort and security; physical touch). Those hugs that were once a secure expression of comfort and non-sexual caring affection? Not so secure anymore. We will probably have to wait eight years — when Chiron enters Taurus — for us to put back together our sense of material comfort and security that is likely to be shattered as Uranus continues in Taurus.

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Monday 4/1/2019: Sneak Peek at the Week; Devin Nunes’ Cow, Right on Schedule

…and off to the races we go.

After a potential twist or slow start to your morning routine, the Moon left Aquarius and entered Pisces at 10:48 AM ET. There it will swim until late Wednesday, seeking to identify with intangibles, impressions and the suffering of all humanity. Pisces refers to compassion, empathy, the dissolution of borders, along with the knowledge that We Are All One. Life may be a cabaret, old chum — but according to Pisces, it may also be an illusion.

Heightened sensitivity, dreams, delusions and vision are echoed by the third meet-up of Mercury (how we think and communicate) with Neptune (rose-colored fog, shimmering ideals and gaslighting). This reflects the bewildering spin of the past week, and the final hit happens TUESDAY at 5:38 AM ET. We’ll get a double dose of vision and spin by EOD Tuesday, suggested by the Pisces Moon meeting up with that Mercury-Neptune surreal tango.

The rest of the week goes like this:

  • WEDNESDAY — the Pisces Moon goes void at  11:36 AM ET — on an exuberant square to Jupiter. What is big then, may become even bigger during the potential Moon void snowball. Go with the intuitive flow and do not make a mountain out of a molehill. Moon won’t enter the next sign — Aries — until 10:56 PM ET.
  • THURSDAY — In Aries, the Moon puts a priority on me-me-me and falling down stairs because it is faster than walking. There are no exact aspects among the planets after 4:16 AM ET, so the day may flow easily enough. However, the direction of the flow may not be entirely clear. We are in the dark side of the Moon — the days before the next New Moon. So we sense that something new is on the horizon, but we are not sure what. Restlessness or listlessness are not uncommon sensations. On the other hand, if the proactive drive of the Aries Moon inspires your quest for world domination, the dark of the Moon is the time to hold that secret meeting. Just know that while you may fly under the radar now, your carefully crafted plans may eventually come to light.
  • FRIDAYNew Moon begins at 4:50 AM ET — in Aries. After the drunken fog of Mercury with Neptune, we see a potential path to sobriety as Mercury makes a cooperative connection with Saturn, exact on SUNDAY, but a notable pattern in the New Moon chart. Another argument for a reality check or a big April shower on someone’s parade: Moon squares Saturn on Friday at 2:02 PM ET; the Sun follows suit next Wednesday. Moon’s weekly clash with Pluto happens at 7:50 PM ET — watch the headlines for a power play or emotional catharsis. Moon goes void on a harmony with Jupiter at 10:15 PM ET….
  • SATURDAY — …and enters Taurus at 9:06 AM ET. Oh, you know how I love a weekend with a Taurus Moon! After the surprising twist of the Moon’s weekly clash with rebel Uranus at 12:09 PM ET, you are free to indulge your senses and efforts to preserve and maintain the status quo.
  • SUNDAY — more of the same same same same Moon in Taurus same!

Will post more on Friday’s New Moon later this week. Time now for…

…the news, in a special April Fool’s Day edition, though I assure you that this story is for real:

You know that Taurus is the sign of the bull (and of course, the cow), right? You also know that Uranus refers to rebels, humor, technology and eccentrics, yes? And of course you know that Uranus entered Taurus on March 6th, a day after Mercury turned retrograde, under the influence of wiggy Neptune. How astrologically apt, then, that the hottest account on Twitter last month was Devin Nunes’ Cow.

What is this  DevinCow and what is at steak? Surely you must have herd that not even two weeks after Uranus entered the sign of the cow, Libra Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) “had a cow”  over the parody account with its roughly 1000 (fol)lowers.  But around March 18th, Rep. Nunes sued it (and other parody accounts) for allegedly being really really mean — asking for $250 million. From an astrological point of view, you’d think that someone born with Moon and Ascendant in righteously opinionated Sagittarius might have a thicker skin, but we must consider that Nunes’ Moon and Ascendant are conjunct Neptune, a strong suggestion of exceptional sensitivity. And of course as a Libra, he would be concerned about fairness, balance and social decorum in relationship. Plus, his natal Saturn is square to his Sun and Pluto, suggesting a need to take things verrrrry seriously.  We can understand why he would have co-sponsored a legislation called the “Discouraging Frivolous Lawsuits Act.” Here is his  horoscope.

Over the weekend, inspired no doubt by the musical and surreal potential of Mercury conjunct Neptune, a band of humans dressed as cows serenaded passers-by in front of the White House. All agreed it was a mooooooving performance, udderly entertaining — and the op-eds and articles on this subjects keep on being written, with WaPo‘s Max Boot adding his two cents today

Yup, that story is dead serious and it has legs — four of ’em. But here is The Guardian with some of today’s notable April Fools’ Day charades.

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Friday 3/29/2019 & the Weekend: Mercury Direct; More Wiggy Neptune


Moon is still in Capricorn, intent on making things happen — and likely paying no heed to the fact that Mercury turned direct just yesterday and will re-connect with nebulous Neptune for the last of three hits on TUESDAY morning. The same advice offered last Friday applies to this one, too: do not jump to conclusions. The facts have not been revealed and may have been deliberately distorted as if we were all trapped in a ginormous hall of mirrors. Mercury with Neptune can take flights of fancy to new heights.

Moon goes void tonight at 8:05 PM ET; it enters Aquarius at 9:46 PM ET, making this weekend fit for gathering with friends. No significant Moon void period means you are free to shop without worrying if your impulse purchase won’t live up to expectations, but I’d still avoid electronic purchases under the Mercury-Neptune spell, if you can.  Upside: pay attention to your dreams; apply the vision to your artistic creations.  On SUNDAY at 2:12 AM ET, Mars leaves Taurus for double-talking Gemini, where it will crave entertainment and diversity in matters of action until May 16th. We will see this craving provoked at the end of April/early May, when Mars will meet up with the Gemini Mars and square the Virgo Neptune in the U.S. horoscope. This will coincide with Mars meeting up with Trump’s Gemini Sun and opposing his Sagittarius Moon. Mark your calendars and watch the headlines then and into all of May.

Moon goes void on Sunday at 11:02 PM ET and enters Pisces on MONDAY at 10:48 AM ET. There’s your excuse for the slow start, twist or flake that hits your morning.

Meanwhile, what fun to receive this email from Avid Reader Dawn just moments ago:

“Was this retrograde worse for some astrological charts or was it generally a doozy for everyone?  Thankfully I could laugh it off but wowzers.  This past cycle I ordered 2 end tables but was shipped and charged for 4 (my computer timed out while placing the order so I clicked refresh 🤦🏼‍♀️), we changed the bathroom light fixture to discover the original was attached to nothing sturdy and was ready to collapse – a 30min job turned into 2.5 days of repair, the heated bathroom floor has spazzed out (still not resolved but we think it’s associated with the light fixture), and last but not least as I was driving this week my glasses literally fell off my face (the screw came out).  I feel like a Mercury Direct celebration is in order…”

To answer Dawn’s questions — this retrograde was more challenging for charts with planets that were directly hit by transiting Mercury, and you will not be surprised to learn that for Dawn, three planets and her Ascendant were affected. This is why it’s helpful to check in with your astrologer every six months to a year, just like you check in with your dentist — or your hairdresser, if you happen to be going through an especially challenging time. As Dawn wrote back (after I asked her if I could share her email):

Sure! Hopefully other people will get a chuckle or commiserate with me.  Thanks for all you do!  It truly makes it easier to navigate the challenging cycles. :)


And now, the news.

UPDATE: We don’t have a birth time for Betsy DeVos, but one is inclined to wonder if her Moon might be close to the end of regal Leo, which would account for her provocative thrust into current headlines. Transiting Mars would be squaring that Leo Moon this week just as she stubbornly defended heartless plans to cut funding for the Special Olympics out of her Education Dept.’s budget. Provocation begets provocation:  “The Special Olympics imbroglio once again reveals Betsy DeVos is the worst member of Trump’s Cabinet,” writes WaPo’s Helaine Olen.  Stay tuned for more next week, as transiting Mars definitely squares DeVos’s Pluto. Continued shaming and scorn would also be apt this year, as transiting Saturn conjoins her Capricorn Sun three times in 2019…but that streamlining focus could also facilitate ambition.

Guess who founded the Special Olympics? Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who passed away in 2009. In her horoscope, we see her Cancer Sun, Mars and Mercury opposing DeVos’s Capricorn Sun. Thus she is also feeling the squeeze of transiting Saturn — BUT — she is also receiving potential expansion and promotion — from all angles — as transiting Jupiter has been connecting with those angles all month and into May…and then again at the end of October. This is the third time  in three years that Trump has tried to eliminate funding for the Special Olympics. Why did this third time get so much attention now? Just look at what’s going on in Eunice Shriver’s horoscope. The horoscope lives forever!

UPDATE: on Theresa May, whose horoscope suggested that today would be no-good, horrible and very bad. Even though she offered to resign as PM if Parliament would approve her Brexit deal, the deal was defeated. Not only that, but NYT just published an op-ed, “Is Theresa May the Worst Politician Ever?”  Astrology is amazing.

UPDATE: As anticipated, Friday’s planned all-female spacewalk was all over the news in time for yesterday’s harmony between Venus (women) and Uranus (astronauts). Trickster Mercury retrograde threw a bewildering wrench into that plan, as the spacewalk was canceled. Why? Not enough spacesuits for the two — count ’em — TWO women who were to make that historic walk. Which means there is only one spacesuit for one woman — and no spares. Packing for a trip during Mercury retrograde? Double check that packing list thrice!!

NASA got this one right — before Mercury turned retrograde: “NASA photographs supersonic shock waves from the closest vantage point yet.”

Remember that Pisces can be vulnerable to despair, unable to see the potential for a new beginning. I am sad to report:

Meanwhile, reflecting tons and tons of news about drugs and fraud, as we are going to see until Neptune leaves Pisces in 2026:

In other news reflecting Mercury retrograde in Pisces conjunct bewildering and deceptive Neptune

Let’s pause now and devote a few sentences to the horoscope of Senator Mike Lee (R-UT).  His surreal presentation on how to solve the challenges of climate change provided plenty of fodder last night for Stephen Colbert. Watch the video — and I’ll tell you how what you’re seeing on screen is reflected in Lee’s horoscope (Jun 4 1971 — Mesa, AZ — time unknown). You’ll notice Lee’s slow, deliberate, eerily calm speech patterns, as he pleasingly (probably driven by Moon in Libra) presents complete wigginess.  That would be Mercury (how he needs to think), Venus (values; social expression) and Saturn (necessary control; ambition) all together in sloooooooooooooooooooow moooooooooooooooooooooooooving Taurus. And Mercury is conjunct the fixed star Algol, suggesting the potential to lose his head in matters of mindset. Ya think? But wait — there’s more — because we need to address the wigginess. That whole pile of planets in Taurus is opposed by Jupiter (expansion, dogma) conjunct Neptune (vision, delusion) in boundary-pushing Sagittarius. But what an expression of grand faith and inspiration — prompting  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tweet in response “If that man can be senator, you can do anything.” Indeed. Those five planets in Lee’s horoscope are being activated now and through next week, as Mars travels through the end of Taurus and into early Gemini.

One last surreal moment in This Week in Congress — during the proactive Capricorn Moon — roll tape — “Swamp Creatures silently protest confirmation hearing of [oil lobbyist] to head Interior Dept.”

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Monday 3/25/2019: Sneak Peek at the Week; Mercury Turns Direct

Happy last week of March!

The Scorpio Moon goes void at 10:24 PM ET on SUNDAY (3/24). Chill until 2:04 AM ET on MONDAY (3/25), when the Moon shifts gears into Sagittarius.

Thus the start of the work week is driven by a need to push boundaries of (good taste and civil discourse ?)  with its righteous opinions. I wouldn’t rush to any conclusions — not by a long shot– and not until April 17th. Why? Because we are still in the rosy fog of yesterday’s meet-up between RETROGRADE Mercury and Neptune in “if I believe it, it must be true” Pisces. And right now, Mercury is — from our perspective on Spaceship Earth — slowing down and about to turn direct on THURSDAY at 9:59 AM ET. On April 2nd, Mercury meets up with Neptune for the third and final pass of the cycle. One can only imagine the wild fantasies that people will fall for on April Fools’ Day.

Your mission is to use the Sag Moon to take a walk in the woods or take in a foreign film, as Sagittarius encourages us to experience what’s outside our usual comfort zones as if it were a marvelous adventure. If you are an artist, healer, charitable type or scam artist, the sky’s the limit. The rest of the week goes like this:

TUESDAY — notably bewildering communication in the AM ET, as the high-flying Sag Moon squares wiggy Neptune and Mercury.  At 3:43 PM ET, Venus leaves “I love you, but don’t take it personally” Aquarius and enters “I totally feel your pain” Pisces. Congrats to all Pisces, who will be entering a period of boosted popularity until April 20th.  Moon goes void on an exuberant meet-up with Jupiter at 10:37 PM ET. Ain’t life grand? Will we have a winner in the big fat lottery tonight?

WEDNESDAYMoon enters Capricorn at 10:07 AM ET, ending a 12-hour chill period suggested by Tuesday night’s Moon void. Hopefully you did not get your knickers into a twist about whatever crisis, twist or flake cropped up. Seriously, it’s OK if your schedules collapse during a Moon void. Chill! However, if your Moon void experience happens to involve a Lyft driver who runs through crosswalks and red lights, feel free to delete that app from your smart phone, especially if Lyft refuses to refund the fare, even though you got out of the car before arriving at your destination. There are plenty of other ways to travel, especially in New York.

Once the Moon enters Capricorn, the day is driven by a need to Get Things Done, especially as it pertains to business. To this need I would add the advisory of Mercury being at a dead stop, tempering expectations. Meanwhile, the lunch hour ET is brought to you by a cooperative pattern between Venus and Uranus, exact at 12:44 PM ET, facilitating alignments among diverse factions for the sake of the greater good. Watch for news involving gender benders, tech innovation applied to matters of money, art and women. It’s an apt set-up for the first “all-female spacewalk” planned for Friday.

THURSDAY — the Third Quarter Moon happens at 12:10 AM ET. Whatever illumination was received via last week’s Full Moon, here’s a chance to work out a few more kinks.  Take it slow today, proactive Capricorn Moon be darned. Evening cocktails on the East Coast could be dreamy, suggested by harmonious connections between the Moon, Mercury and Neptune. Cheers.

FRIDAY — is serious, suggested by the Moon’s meet up with stern Saturn at 1 AM ET, followed by its weekly clash with Pluto at 7:35 AM ET. We see the potential for an early AM power play or emotional catharsis. Keep calm and carry on; Moon goes void at 8:05 PM ET for just under two hours, entering friendly Aquarius at 9:46 PM ET.  Hang with your besties through SUNDAY and pass the popcorn. Anyone born with a planet or angle at the very end of Taurus, Leo, Aquarius & Scorpio, not to mention the very beginning of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces may be feeling a wee bit provocative, as Mars (action & assertion) wraps up its plodding journey through Taurus and enters Gemini on SUNDAY at 2:12 AM ET. “Anyone” includes You-Know-Who, along with Gemini U.S. Attorney General William Barr.

And now, the news.

First, a heartwarming story of human kindness and the power of journalism to make good things happen. Last week, Nicholas Kristof introduced us to Tanitoluwa Adewumi, an 8-year-old chess prodigy from Nigeria, whose family has applied for asylum in New York. The family was homeless. This week, they are homeless no more — and you may be astonished to learn how they are planning to spend the $$$ raised on GoFundMe after the NYT published their story.  It’s like, wow, there really might be enough for everyone…

Here’s a fun one about a 75 year old woman who knitted herself a suit out of plastic grocery bags. A revolution in fashion (Uranus in Taurus)? Meanwhile…

Neptune refers to oceans and floods; Mercury retrograde in Pisces suggests travel snafus. “Cruise ship stranded off Norway reaches shore after harrowing rescue effort.”  Water woes are likely to continue to make news this year, as Jupiter (expansion) continues to be in a square to Neptune. The “bomb cyclone” that walloped the Midwest on the 13th happened on a square between Jupiter and the Pisces Sun, with an energetic trine among Mars, Saturn and Pluto.  The last bomb cyclone that made news happened in January 2018, under patterns also suggesting an abundant energetic flow.  In the U.S., the effect of the floods on farming has been shocking and disruptive, with some comparing the devastation to Dust Bowl conditions in the early 30s. That’s the last time Uranus (disruption) was in Taurus (earth, agriculture). In Africa, hundreds were killed when Cyclone Idai tore through Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

It’s interesting that this Mercury retrograde occurred with Mercury conjunct Scheat, a fixed star associated with shipwrecks. We’ve had more than one notable shipwreck revealed this month:

Here’s a technological disruption of the retail/food production experience (Uranus refers to technology): “Why Self Check-Out Always Has and Will Be the Worst.”  And this: “Human Contact is now a Luxury Good.”

In other news, given the outline of planetary patterns posted in the last two forecasts, we should not be surprised that Robert Mueller delivered his eagerly-awaited report on Friday. It receipt was announced at 4:35 PM ET, and that chart set in Washington D.C. is just one more jaw-dropping “coincidence,” except to those who do not believe in coincidence. The angles of the horoscope — the Ascendant and Midheaven — are the same as Trump’s. And Mars, the energy of an attack or an assertion — is conjunct his Midheaven. Astrology is amazing. Oh — and the report was delivered during a void of course Moon, suggesting a potential “much ado about nothing” — but — but — BUT — not to jump to conclusions.

What will happen now? Well, we didn’t expect anything to happen yesterday (read the last forecast), but just moments ago, the NYT reported: “Mueller Finds No Trump-Russia Conspiracy but Stops Short of Exonerating Trump on Obstruction of Justice.” (according to a letter to Congress from Attorney General William Barr). Right. And under a Mercury-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, we are advised to take this with a big grain of salt.  This is how we see the pressure of transiting Pluto on Trump’s Saturn about to back off, as Pluto turns retrograde next month — noted in prior posts.

Meanwhile, across the pond, the dreaded Brexit — scheduled for March 29th — has been delayed. I’m not surprised, as when I looked at patterns in Theresa May’s horoscope back in January, March 29th looked like a day of frustrating blocks, with transiting Mars opposing her natal Saturn at 29 Scorpio and squaring her natal Pluto at 29 Leo. Not only that, but in the horoscope for the UK, we see echoes of frustrating blocks with transiting Mars squaring the UK’s Saturn and transiting Saturn exactly opposing the UK’s Cancer (!) Moon. Millions have signed a petition calling for a second referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU, and over a million protesters marched in the streets this weekend. It’s hard to see what may happen, although there is a suggestion of a new cycle of development starting on May 5th, preceded by an expansive idea about the UK’s ego expression. If only it did not have Mercury (how it needs to think) in sloppy Sagittarius, squared all year by foggy Neptune. Whether the UK stays in the EU or not, the country is clearly facing a major transformation – and we’ll see what it is by the end of September. Meanwhile, here is John Oliver to explain the whole Brexit hot mess to you.

In other news, the NYT salutes the second meet-up of Mercury with intuitive Neptune with a positive piece about psychics, countering the damning one on John Oliver’s show earlier this month. The NYT piece is about how some psychics are now serving as wellness coaches, working with clients on a more regular basis than checking in once or twice in a lifetime. As an astrologer, I also have clients who check in every month or so — and if you’re curious to know more about how that is helpful, here’s how to contact me.

Ooh! Almost forgot to share that I had another fun chat with the lovely and talented Cynthia Rose on her OmTimes radio show, “Standing in the Sunlight.” We talked about this Mercury retrograde, Uranus in Taurus and more — check it out here!!  And yes, I really will be in Denver the week of April 21st, so if you live in that neck of the woods and would like to schedule an in-person consultation, do let me know.

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Friday 3/22/2019 & the Weekend: When Mercury Meets Neptune; News & the Usual Suspects


Busy morning today, as the people-pleasing Libra Moon is body-slammed by chilly Saturn and ruthless Pluto. If you got up on the wrong side of the bed, trust that it will sort itself out by lunchtime ET, with harmony restored. Moon goes void on a friendly connection with Venus at 2:10 PM ET; giving you an opportunity to end the work week early. Moon enters Scorpio at 10:16 PM ET, focused on efforts to consolidate knowledge for the sake of power and control. No more airy-fairy talk of theories; Scorpio demands emotional depth.

At 11:38 PM ET, the need for control is jolted by rebel Uranus, no doubt bringing something to light. There are no exact aspects among the planets on SATURDAY, an apt time for some deep Spring cleaning, aided by retrograde Mercury’s need to REorganize. If you’re trying to create a beautiful escape, you can make use of SUNDAY’s meet-up between Mercury and Neptune, exact at 1:26 PM ET, and in effect now. If you’re seeing some surreal communications making headlines, consider it a reflection of Mercury (how we need to think) with Neptune (fog, drugs, deception, faith).  Sunday is busier than Saturday, with a face-off between the Scorpio Moon and Mars in Taurus, exact at 6:38 PM ET. If you have a planet or angle around 26 degrees Taurus, you may be feeling a bit piqued — and we’ll hear why on MONDAY.

The Scorpio Moon goes void at 10:24 PM ET on Sunday; it gets a needed lift at 2:06 AM ET on MONDAY, when it enters Sagittarius. No sleeping in on Monday; there will be plenty of righteous opinions and boundary-pushing initiatives to process.   What does this all mean for you? I could offer an informed perspective, but I’d have to be looking at your unique horoscope. Here is the 411 on personal consultations.

And now, a truckload of news, from the sublime to the ridiculous, in no particular order:

UPDATE: on February 23, I told you why Manny Machado‘s $300 million contract (with the San Diego Padres) was an apt reflection of planetary patterns, with an even bigger deal to come — possibly for Bryce Harper — in mid-March. In fact, Harper signed a $330 deal with the Phillies at  the end of last month, but he’s making news again this week, expressing delight that the Angels just signed Mike Trout for a record-obliterating $430 million.  Coincidence or conspiracy?

UPDATE: on the horoscope for Facebook. A year ago I told you that the social media behemoth was heading into a period of disruptive action, for better or for worse, as transiting Uranus squared its natal Mars — while also squaring Mark Zuckerberg‘s natal Mercury-Pluto (ruthless/empowered mindset) opposition. From March 6th: “Zuckerberg’s announcement changes everything for Facebook,” with “changes” meaning that Zuckerberg plans to move Facebook in a direction that gives users more privacy and control over what they post, so it does not come back to haunt them. Meanwhile, this current Mercury retrograde, amplified by Jupiter (big!) in Sagittarius (mass media) has been reflected in more than one Facebook system crashes and leaks, as in “Facebook struggles to deal with epic outage.”

UPDATE: on many whose horoscopes were eclipsed by the Full Moon at 0 Leo/0 Aquarius in January and subsequently triggered by Uranus entering Taurus this month, meaning we expect them to be making headlines right about now:

  • Kellyanne Conway — reported on here and here.  In her horoscope we see that transiting Uranus is now off her 29 Capricorn Sun and moving on to connect with her Mercury at 1 Aquarius. Mercury rules her 7th house of partnerships, including her spouse; Uranus suggests disruption and independence, and the Uranus-Mercury connection will be exact on April 4th. And indeed, her spouse — George Conway — has been quite disruptive and independent in an ongoing Twitter war of words with Kellyanne’s boss. Meanwhile, transiting Pluto is supercharging not only her natal Mars at 22 Libra, but George’s, too (he has Mars at 23 Libra). Are they fighting a battle together or against each other?  Could they have written the anonymous letter published in the NYT last September? What do you think?
  • Nikki Haley — set herself free from her UN gig, as we might expect. She made headlines this week by trashing Finland’s health care system — and Finland responded, as MSNBC’s Chris Hayes reports.

UPDATE: on the Trump Family — skip this part if you’re tired of reading about them — but they do drive the news, and that’s what this forecast is about. Back in December it was observed that the horoscopes of Don Jr., Eric and Ivanka would be activated by transiting Saturn (in December for Jr. and February for the others). Stories reflecting that particular reality check include: “…family hunting retreat entrusted to caretaker, an illegal immigrant.” Meanwhile, Jared Kushner’s 20 Capricorn Sun was eclipsed last July and will be triggered by Saturn on April 17, May 12 and December 23. This suggests a need for a heavy reality check, streamlined focus, ambition or control — involving willpower, vitality or possibly a parent. With respect to events in the lives of Jared and Ivanka, note that on March 19, journalist Vicky Ward made headlines with Kushner, Inc. — in which the author suggests that the power couple pose “a serious threat to our security.”  and are using the government as a “piggybank.” Both Jared and Ivanka have Neptune (fog, vision, scandal) at 22-23 Sagittarius; transiting Jupiter (expansion, publishing) activated that element in their respective horoscopes, and we’ll be hearing more on these matters in May and late October. Perhaps we’ll see some consequences on the security clearances they received per POTUS, over the objections of Certain Informed Persons.

UPDATE: on the Trump patriarch. As noted in prior posts, we’d expect exceptional volatility from him this month — especially now and until the end of March, as transiting Mars (anger, action) activates his horoscope. What could be more volatile than bashing the deceased Senator John McCain (R-AZ)? I don’t know, but we’ll soon find out. To put the upcoming wild rumpus in perspective, note this Mercury Rx revelation: “US official reveals Atlantic drilling plan while hailing Trump’s ability to distract the public.” 

In other news…

I was troubled by last week’s trine (harmony) between militant Mars and disciplined Saturn. Why? Because Mars is in Taurus, a sign in which it does not function at its best, and the easy aspect with Saturn suggested the execution of a potentially loathsome ambition. It was heartbreaking to see this potential manifest in New Zealand, when a man who shall remain nameless murdered 50 people at two separate mosques. This week, Mars was trine Pluto, the planet of breakdown, power and transformation. Astrologer Noel Tyl has written that Pluto is also the planet that refers to how we defend our values and our perspective. And as if on cue with that Mars-Pluto trine, followed by the next day’s square between Venus (women, values) and Mars, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announced that military assault weapons would be banned, and that more changes to gun laws would be forthcoming. Just like that.

This is Jacinda Ardern‘s horoscope — birthtime unknown. She’s a born Leo leader, driven by an enterprising Capricorn Moon. Of course she wasted no time in taking no-nonsense executive action. She has Venus in Gemini squared by Saturn, suggesting more tough-as-nails social expression, but it is not without empathy, as that square is in touch with Neptune. Plus her Mars is in Libra, a placement that is no fan of conflict — and can be best applied by asserting itself as a warrior for peace. Her Sun is 3 degrees of Leo, soon to be squared by Uranus in May, November and early 2020, suggesting she may become even more of a maverick leader.

Brexit and the bomb cyclone will have to wait — in real life and in this forecast. Gotta fly — with no time to even check for typos. Thank you for your understanding.

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