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Wednesday 12/5/2018: Late Sneak Peek at a Wonderland Week; New Moon in Sagittarius; Mercury Direct, Mars, Neptune & More

It’s 3 PM ET on Wednesday as I type — despite my best intentions to post on Monday. At 4:53 PM ET the Moon goes void with a sigh…and I can’t wait for 9:49 PM ET to arrive, as the Moon will enter Sagittarius, lifting spirits to infinity and beyond. Right now — and since Monday at 2:55 PM ET — Moon is wallowing in the depth-seeking, controlling territory of Scorpio. No more airy-fairy theories that defined the weekend’s Libra Moon;  the burning question to be answered is “where’s the beef?”  Then it gets more interesting than it already is. But I’m getting ahead of myself, as I might be inclined to do, with 57 planets in Aries.

We are in the balsamic phase of the lunar cycle — a.k.a. the end. During these dead Moons we may feel a sense of listlessness or restlessness, sensing something new is around the corner, but we don’t know what. And during this dead Moon there is even more potential for not knowing what, thanks to the key planetary patterns of the week. The star players are: Sun, Mars and Neptune.

  • Sun is energy, life force, will power, leaders.
  • Mars refers to war, anger, desire, sports, men, steel, cars.
  • Mars is in Pisces, a water sign which vaporizes heat.
  • Neptune, as you all know, refers to drugs, oil, oceans, sea creatures, toxins, healing, pacifism, vision, intangibles, intuition, deception, fog, music, wipeout, spirits of all kinds.
  • Neptune is in Pisces, the sign it rules, keeping those Neptune themes pure.

Here’s the dance:

  • SUNDAY (12/2):  Venus left Libra for Scorpio, throwing sweetness out the window in social expression. Venus in Scorpio can cut like a knife.  Look, Angela Merkel is cursing. So is Michelle Obama. At 7:35 PM ET, the high-flying Sagittarius Sun was squared by action hero/aggressor Mars. That was the tone of last weekend’s Golly G-20 summit in Argentina, FYI.
  • WEDNESDAY (12/5): color it rose, as the Sun squares wiggy Neptune. Time to bury the hatchet and hail the vision of a former fearless leader (just in time for today’s memorial service for President George H.W. Bush). Here are headlines from another Sun-Neptune square in 2017, where you can also review Emmanuel Macron’s horoscope. He has transiting Jupiter on his Midheaven right now; quite the elevated status. Here’s another 2017 Sun-Neptune square, where you can review Matt Lauer’s horoscope, which was reflecting the scandalous potential of Sun and Neptune with Mars (libido).
  • THURSDAY (12/6): the day starts on an exuberant note, as the Sag Moon meets up with cosmic sugar daddy Jupiter. That’s great, but do note that Mercury, planet of thought and communication, is at a stand-still. It turns direct at 4:22 PM ET at 27 degrees of Scorpio. If you have a planet around 27 degrees of Aquarius, Leo, Taurus and Scorpio, issues involving that planet may feel as if there’s someone outside your house leaning heavily on a car horn. Does it have your attention?  Consult your local astrologer for details. As the evening progresses, the potential for pixie dust increases, as Moon squares Mars and Neptune between 11 PM ET and 12 AM ET.
  • FRIDAY (12/7): New Moon in Sagittarius officially begins at 2:20 AM ET. Light a candle and make a list of intentions for the next cycle. You are more personally affected if you have a planet around 15 degrees of Sagittarius, Gemini. Virgo and Pisces.  Dominating the New Moon chart is a meet-up between Mars and Neptune, exact at 9:12 AM ET. What does that suggest? Idealization, scandal or spiritual rationalization about aggression, action and/or libido, for one. Bill Clinton and recently defeated Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis have a Mars-Neptune conjunction in their horoscopes. Headlines are likely to be even more surreal than they already are.
  • The Sabian Symbol for the New Moon is “seagulls watching a ship,” which Sabian Symbol sage Blain Bovee says is “an image of a vigilant attendance to a potential source of food and nourishment.” He advises us to have a mind for “a sense of the right time to have one’s words heard and believed…squeaky wheels getting the grease…an uproar when a scrap of information is dropped…watching for the moment when one is least likely to be duped.” Hmm. Consider the anticipation building in the never-ending Mueller investigation as we breathlessly await further indictments.
  • Bovee also writes, “One may be gullible when it comes to matters of social justice, accepting a few scraps of oratorial platitude from authorities who bestow such pronouncements.”  Yeah, I can see many ways for that to play out in the headlines over the next few weeks. Here’s something else to watch: Sabian Symbols often work in pairs. The mate to “seagulls watching a ship” is “a woman suffragette orating.”
  • After the Mars-Neptune meet-up on Friday, there are no major aspects among the planets, except to the Moon…until December 16th. Which to me suggests that next week will include headlines that feel as if an ice shelf has plunged into the ocean — like a long exhale after so much tension. We’ve seen this happen before.

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And now, the news.

Mars, Sun and Neptune suggest scandals involving men behaving badly. I really hoped this one would have legs, but a settlement was reached before the jury trial began — on December 4th.  A dead Moon facilitates back-room deals, doncha’ know. Kudos to the Miami Herald’s Julie Brown for this expose “How a (P45) Cabinet Member gave a serial sex offender the deal of a lifetime” — must-read!

Fun Mercury retrograde story involving a man with Neptune (things are not as they seem) sitting right on his Ascendant: Rudy Giuliani Twitter typo sparks anti-P45 protest . Focus, Rudy. Focus.

Not fun, but necessary: Fishermen sue Big Oil for its role in climate change , as Global Carbon Emissions Hit All-Time High in 2018.

Meanwhile…

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 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.

UPDATE: on P45, who seems to get crankier and crabbier with every passing day, and not just because that P45 baby blimp followed him to Buenos Aires. Or that Vladimir Putin and MBS high-fived like total besties at the cool kids table, leaving the Donald scowling all alone. Same scenario today at National Cathedral. George W. Bush did not offer P45 a piece of candy. Well, he does have Mercury (how he needs to think) in Cancer (the Crab). And karma cop Saturn is just days away from the third opposition to that Mercury.  How many days? Five. Depression much? Keep an eye on Dec 9-10, followed by 11 days of angry outbursts and action.

UPDATE: on P45 Jr., whose Capricorn Sun will be hit by transiting Saturn on December 19th. Upside potential: focused ambition; taking on authority.  Downside potential; serious matter involving an authority figure, often a parent. Eric has the same pattern in February; Ivanka has a different pattern involving Saturn, also in February. We do not have birth times, so we do not have the complete picture. Still, these next few months should be interesting. In other news, Maryland and D.C. Seek P45’s Trust; Business Tax Returns

UPDATE: Jeff Flake, last discussed here at the end of September. He caved on Justice Kavanaugh, but this month he’s seems to be following up on the potential of being a disruptive communicator, with transiting Uranus activating his Mercury. He is blocking a whole slew of judicial nominees, insisting that the Senate vote on a bill to protect Robert Mueller. Transiting Saturn conjoins Flake’s Capricorn Sun later this month. Sobering.

Let’s end on a high note. Sun, Mars and Neptune together have strong potential for healing and charity: How 2 New Yorkers Erased $1.5 Million of Medical Debt for Hundreds of Strangers. Just call them angels here on Earth. I bet you’re an angel, too.

Thank you for reading this forecast.

 

 

Friday 5/4/2018 & the Weekend: Catching Up on the News (with Rudy, Monica, Mike and Mark)

TGIF!

Moon has been in Capricorn since 10:06 PM ET on Thursday. Arise, go forth and take care of business. There are no exact aspects to the Moon today, save around 4 PM  ET, when it meets up with taskmaster Saturn. A heavy advance or a heavy cut, depending on your side of the bargain. SATURDAY has an easy flow, perfect for practical chores and purchases. The Moon’s weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus happens at 5 PM ET and 9:48 AM ET on SUNDAY, respectively. Watch for power plays and upsets in the news and in the world around you.

After a brief Moon void at 9:48 AM ET on Sunday, Moon enters Aquarius, looking for a social cause or a group of buddies. Coloring the day — and a few days beforehand–  are five exact planetary patterns happening between Sunday and Tuesday:

  • Sun sextile Neptune at 9:57 AM ET
  • Mercury square Pluto on Monday at 4:49 AM ET
  • Venus square Neptune at 5:59 PM ET
  • First Quarter Moon at 10:09 PM ET
  • Sun opposite Jupiter on TUESDAY 8:39 PM ET

In sum, we’re looking at themes of artsy/feminine/romantic ideals and illusions combined with a ruthless and deep perspective, pushed to excess or simple indulgence.  Humming in the background is the disruptive buzz of the building tension between Mars and Uranus, to be released on the 16th. Add in themes of seismic activity, technological advances, revolts and innovation in yang arena.  Also humming: an approaching harmony (trine) between Jupiter and Neptune, exact on May 25th. Jupiter-Neptune contacts suggest healing, physicians, faith, spiritual leaders…as well as scandal, drugs, oil and scandal.

Before we get to the news, I have two speaking engagements to tell you about. First — if you are in New York on Tuesday, May 8th, come on down to the Quest Bookshop for an astrological meet-up. I will be giving a talk called “So What If You’re Dead? The Horoscope Lives Forever.” Here’s the blurb: When someone makes news, the horoscope’s hot – whether that someone is alive or not. What’s happening when departed souls return to haunt the headlines?  

Second, if you’re going to be in Chicago later this month, I will be giving the same talk on Friday, May 25th at 1 PM. This lecture is open to the public and is hosted by UAC, the biggest and fattest astrology conference in the known universe.  Email me if you’re interested. I will be available for consultations in Chicago between May 22nd and May 29th.

And now, the news.

  • “World’s Most Dangerous Glacier That Could Collapse Within DECADES…”  begins this 4/30 headline from the Daily Mail. Did we not anticipate news of a collapsing glacier in the forecast for this week? Yes. Yes, we did.  Coincidence or conspiracy? The glacier hasn’t gone anywhere just yet, but a team of US and UK scientists are embarking on a ginormous mission to study it. Fun fact: this will be the inaugural mission of Boaty McBoatface, one of the few constant bright spots in the world today.
  • Meanwhile — just like that — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, sending hundreds of Big Island residents packing.
  • In the same category, minus the artsy, plus the authoritarian squeeze of today’s Moon-Saturn meet-up, VP Mike Pence is addressing a convention of NRA members in Dallas. No guns are allowed into the auditorium, which seems rather curious. The VP is speaking in complete sentences about all the ways the country is slowly being transformed into Gilead, under his eye — erm, watch. As it were. The VP’s horoscope is heating up. We don’t have a birth time — so the Moon could be late Gemini or early Cancer. The latter feels apt, if only because he calls his wife “Mother.” Right now and into 2019, his Gemini Sun is squared by nebulous Neptune. This suggests a visionary appeal — or feeling lost, victimized or wiped out. His Venus-Mars conjunction in early Leo is soon to be supercharged when Uranus enters Taurus later this month — and into 2019.  We see potential electrifying social expression/values shaking up the status quo. Next year, when Mars is hit — we see potential daring action…probably related to events happening around July 27th, when we’ll have an eclipse at 4 degrees of LeoAquarius. Not only that, but the VP is having a Saturn return and a Jupiter return this year. The former suggests a new lease on life; the latter suggests expansion and reward. It will be interesting to see where’s he at by the end of this year.
  • Adding to the afternoon’s potential for an authoritarian squeeze: 57,000 Hondurans whose protected status in the U.S. will expire in 2020. Add them to the tens of thousands of Nepali, Salvadorans, Haitians whose residency and work permits are in the process of being revoked by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • I promised you a few physicians. Ronny Jackson, is out as P45’s doctor and as the nominee to lead the Veterans Administration. He may not have actually crashed a car, but he was accused of “intimidating” Mike Pence’s physician, who also treated Pence’s wife, Karen. I was puzzled by the word “intimidating” until the story broke today that the VP’s physician has just resigned — and the physician is female.  Third doc in the hot seat: Harold Bornstein, P45’s former physician, now says P45’s medical records were seized from his office a year ago and that P45 dictated the glowing letter about P45’s health. No surprise there. NY state law requires physicians to keep original records,  btw. Did you know that the actual standard operating procedure for transferring medical records is for patients to request copies in writing and in compliance with privacy laws?  Ya learn somethin’ every day.

UPDATE: Rudy Giuliani, whose horoscope has been written about previously  here, here and here.  With Neptune on his Ascendant (just like Paul Ryan and Bill Clinton), his personal presentation is likely not what it seems, cloaked as it is in a  rose-colored fog. He can’t help but shake things up, with Sun and Uranus conjunct. And his ego needs to be the size of Brazil, with Moon in Leo conjunct Jupiter. Whatever he does, he needs to do it with big league style. A few weeks ago, when transiting Venus hit P45’s Midheaven, I thought he’d get a little bit of love. And sure enough,  that’s when Giuliani joined P45’s legal team.

This week, with transiting Jupiter squaring his natal Jupiter (and Moon), Giuliani went on the TV to dramatically announce that of course P45 knew about the payment to Stormy Daniels, blah blah blah…and of course he reimbursed his fixer, Michael Cohen. And true to Giuliani’s Ascendant and Micheaven at the Aries Point, this story dominated the headlines. No way can Giuliani not attract attention. Just put a lampshade on his head, already. He’s always going to be the life of the party. It is interesting to note that Giuliani and Mike Pence both have Mars at 3 degrees of Leo.  I expect to see them both in the headlines in May of 2019. Fun Fact: astrologer Grant Lewi observed that people born with Mars in Leo have an uncanny ability to “get away with murder.”  P45 has that, too.

In other news, Monica Lewinsky startled the Twitternet, scolding Senator Marco Rubio for blaming an intern for something something something about Rubio now criticizing the Republican tax cut bill (which he voted for), because working families aren’t seeing any tax cuts. Are you following this? In any event, Ms. Lewinsky cut through the static, tweeting “Blaming the intern is so ’90s,” — and she would know. But why did her remark attract attention now? Something is obviously going on in her horoscope. Take a look and immediately notice that transiting Uranus is about to square her 0 Leo Sun.  Transiting Pluto is squaring her natal Mars-Uranus opposition. I have no idea what’s she is planning this year, but she has the potential to turn a few worlds upside down with persuasive, break-through action.  If you were born on the first few days of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio you are likely ready to break out, too. Consult your local astrologer for details.

Finally, for your enjoyment:  Mark Hamill is due for some serious  upsets and fresh starts. His horoscope  —  with its Capricorn Ascendant —  is about to receive its second hit from transiting Saturn. while his 29 Libra Midheaven is  opposed by transiting Uranus.  One fresh start he’s had this year is a Twitter presence that attracts serious attention. How delightful it is to see him interviewed in a podcast in today’s  Washington Post.  File it under “artsy ideals and ruthless perspective” and may the Force be with you. Or rather, May the 4th.

 

Thank you for reading this forecast.

Monday 3/13/2017 & Then Some: Sneak Peek at the Week; Full Moon Fallout

Happy Monday!

How heavy was your Sunday, in the wake of its perfection-seeking Virgo Full Moon? Whatever illumination and/release you experienced may have been colored by a tough aspect between Mercury (the way we need to think) and Saturn (tough love), exact yesterday morning. Saturn weighed in again last night when it challenged the Moon at 8:25 PM ET. Who rained on your parade? Demanded you get real?

The Full Moon occurred at 10:54 AM ET at 22 degrees of Virgo, opposing the Pisces Sun. Compared to the expansive (to infinity and beyond!) potential of the New Moon on February 26th, this Full Moon is about contraction and boundaries, suggested by Saturn (the ambitious patriarch), in a challenging pattern to the Sun and Moon. The Sun-Saturn challenge will be exact on March 17th, around the time P45 will allegedly present a budget proposal to Congress. Expect cuts, cuts and more cuts, wrapped in fiery me-me-me idealism. I actually wrote that paragraph last Thursday. Here’s what just hit the headlines at the Washington Post as I am now typing on Sunday night:  “Trump  Budget to Seek  Historic Contraction of Federal Workforce.”  Didn’t I just type “contraction?” Astrology is amazing.

This Full Moon affects all the newsmakers who have key planets around 22 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo and Pisces. I expect we’ll see advancement on stories that made news in the days after September 16th and December 13th of last year. In the horoscope of the United States, this Full Moon falls exactly on Neptune, no doubt offering illumination and opportunities to release our collective American Dream, discussed years ago here. This Full Moon also squares the U.S. Mars at 20 Gemini. Mars refers to the military, among other things.

I’m writing this before 10PM ET on Sunday, wondering what kind of brain fart or ill-fated communication may hit the headlines oh-so-soon. In half an hour the Virgo Moon faces off against Mercury at the end of impressionable Pisces, along with the Fixed Star Scheat. This star is associated with shipwrecks, and it will be together with Mercury until Tuesday.

Any planet close to the end of Pisces is susceptible to a bit of despair, because the end of Pisces is the end of the zodiac, thank you very much goodbye. But take heart, dear Reader, because at 5:08 PM ET on MONDAY, Mercury (how we think/communication) is born anew as it charges into Aries — with prominence! Who wants to reinvent the wheel without considering where the cart might be headed?

Which brings us to where I usually begin this Sneak Peek at the Week forecast, which is to tell you that MONDAY is driven by the Moon in people-pleasing, conflict averse Libra, seeking to find a balance as it swings from side to side. TUESDAY the balance is likely to be upset by the Moon’s weekly clash with Pluto, Jupiter and Uranus around 2 PM, 6PM and 9PM respectively. Do your sweet-talking in the early part of the day.

Moon will be void between 6:05 AM and 11:11 AM ET on WEDNESDAY before plunging into the murky depths of control-seeking Scorpio. A desire for depth and substance cruises without interference until 7:38 PM ET, when Moon makes a stubborn clash with Mars. Would you like to have “But I had the right-of-way” inscribed on your tombstone? Let cooler heads prevail.

There is only one exact aspect on THURSDAY, and this is a harmony between foggy Neptune and the Scorpio Moon at 11:25 AM ET. Right about then would be the time to announce the hard, cold cuts or other serious advance, as the Moon-Neptune thing softens the edges.  St. Patrick’s Day is really no time for a parade, with the Scorpio Moon still in force, along with the authoritative constraints suggested by a challenge between the Sun and Saturn at 5:47 PM ET. Drown your sorrows at the bar in the hours after 5:56 PM ET, when the Moon will be void until 11 PM ET. Hang in there through SATURDAY and SUNDAY, when the Moon will be in randy Sagittarius, pushing the boundaries of opinion and possibly good taste.

And now, the news.

We’ve gotten through a full week of Venus retrograde in Aries. Are you minding your manners? When Venus is retrograde, conventional wisdom argues that satisfaction may be hard to find, especially if it is something being sold. In Washington — true to the potential of the February 26 New Moon — a group of elected representatives locked themselves in a basement with a box of Crayolas and emerged on Monday with their seven-years-in-the-making replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Fun fact: Did you know that 30% of the population thought ACA and Obamacare were two separate health care initiatives? They loved the ACA. They hated Obamacare. Of course people were confused all last year and back into the fall of 2015, given the surreal patterns and cycles.

Anyhoo, with Venus now being retrograde, it’s no surprise so many are not happy with the American Health Care Act, including plenty of conservative pundits and of course, the NYT’s Gail Collins. If you like moving pictures with your news, HBO’s John Oliver explains the AHCA (pronounced as if you are trying to hurl a blob of phlegm out of congested lungs) for you. However, planetary patterns being what they were last week — with action hero Mars first racing through Aries and now bulldozing through Taurus, the bill has already been approved by two House committees.   Still, I’m not convinced the Senate will swallow this pill.

UPDATE: House Speaker Paul Ryan  is leading the charge on the AHCA, and boy is he buzzed (buzz also noted by John Oliver in clip above). His Powerpoint presentation provided endless inspiration for Twitter memes, and his apparent ignorance of how insurance actually works is stunning (must-read article here). Last time we looked at Ryan’s horoscope was in October:

….his people-pleasing, social graces-focused Libra Moon has been under intense pressure from transiting Uranus since late spring. He announced he would no longer defend his party’s nominee for president. People pleaser that he is, he has not withdrawn his formal endorsement. Keep an eye on the Speaker, especially in April/May, when Uranus will complete the cycle involving Ryan’s Moon. The Speaker has been discussed many times in this forecast, going back to 2012:   here (this is an in-depth analysis)   here  here   and  here

With April fast approaching, we can expect much more from Speaker Ryan. From an astrological perspective, his Neptune exactly on the Ascendant suggests that what he presents — visionary and sugar-coated as it may be — is likely not what it seems. Rudy Giuliani has Neptune on the Ascendant. So does Bill Clinton (along with Mars).

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders. He’s been getting a lot of press lately — more than usual — have you noticed? If you’ve been reading this forecast, you are not surprised, given the observations made here last fall — and also in 2015.  Here he is today — front and center in the Guardian, leading the charge against P45. “Despair is not an option,” he says, and of course he would, with zero planets in Pisces and three planets in “achieve the impossible” Aries. I predict he will become even more supercharged  between now and 2020, as persuasive Pluto moves in on Sanders’ Moon, Mars and Venus.

Meanwhile, U.S. Attorney General Preet Bharara was fired over the weekend, after he refused to tender the resignation demanded from him and 45 other attorneys general. Preet Bharara’s horoscope has rebel Uranus running wild, suggesting a need to make statements like this:

“One hallmark of justice is absolute independence, and that was my touchstone every day that I served”

Right now, the disruption in his career is reflected by transiting  Uranus shaking up his natal opposition between Saturn (structure; ambition) and his Libra Sun-Mercury. He is going to be fine, despite the tough patch suggested by transiting Saturn (contraction) squaring his powerfully resourceful  Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Virgo. Planetary patterns suggest he’ll be making waves with an electrifying and persuasive power through 2018.

What’s going on in your horoscope? When are you likely to make waves? What about your partner or your children? A consultation with a skilled astrologer offers clarity and confidence. Here’s how to contact me.

In the wake of last week’s patterns between Pluto, Mercury and the Sun, serious news from underground hit the fan, as anticipated. Wikileaks dumped a truckload of info on how the CIA could spy on your Smart TV, etc.; the NYT, WaPo and Rachel Maddow continue to dig up dirt on P45 & company’s Russian connections. This story was especially intriguing: the construction of a luxury hotel in Azerbaijan that has never opened. So why was it built? Meanwhile in Egypt, the colossal statue immortalized in Percy Shelley’s poem “Ozymandias” (remember it from your AP English class?) may have been found.

We interrupt this newsfeed for a joke, brought to you by Venus (women; values) retrograde (not inclined to make nice) in Aries (warrior women):

Q:  How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

A: That’s not funny.

Also not funny: an estimated 30,000 military men — mostly Marines — who, having been busted for sharing nude photos of their Marine colleagues with XX chromosomes, continue to ogle, objectify and disrespect said colleagues in secret groups elsewhere on Facebook. Elsewhere, a five-year-old girl has strong words for retailers who aren’t making the kind of clothing she wants to wear. A Congressman wonders out loud why men should have to contribute to the health care costs of pregnant women (and the venerable NYT actually calls him a jackass — go Venus Rx, go!). On International Women’s Day, Paul Ryan (him again) proudly announced that the AccccHCA proposal would defund  Planned Parenthood.

On a happier International Women’s Day note, there’s a new statue on Wall Street, an appropriately-named “Fearless Girl” (Venus in Aries is nothing if not fearless) defiantly staring down the iconic bull. How inspiring (Venus in Aries is nothing if not inspiring). Sad to say, it took less than two days for some jackass (the NYT has deemed “jackass” appropriate language for a mainstream publication) to defile the statue of a little girl by grinding his body against it — captured on film. Social graces out the window, when Venus is retrograde. Wonder why Americans are having less sex?

Ending on a light note, as we always do.  Last Friday the Leo Moon was void between 12 and 5 PM ET. The Leo Moon craves the spotlight. Leo naturally rules the area of the horoscope referring to children, creativity and play. A Moon void suggests an unexpected twist that may run away with the whole day! If you haven’t seen this clip of the BBC’s Serious Interview About South Korea disrupted by the Serious Interviewee’s playful children (one wearing sunny Leo gold!), you simply must. And if we could make a rule that henceforth and forever more, all TV interviews will be crashed by children…well, whaddaya think?

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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 6/22/2011: Nebulous Neptune in the News

Keep your grounding cord down as the Moon in soulful Pisces continues its free fall, not to enter the next sign, Aries, until after midnight. For details on the energy of a void-of-course Moon, check out the ESSAYS section on my website, www.graceastrology.com. If you must move in a straight line today, then move you must; just be advised that the chances of getting off track are increased, so roll with whatever twists may come your way. If you do have freedom to float, follow your bliss. Creative and healing activities are highly favored.

Two powerful aspects from nebulous Neptune in its home sign of Pisces are exact today. Neptune squares aggressive Mars and trines the life-giving Sun. Neptune tends to dissolves whatever it touches, especially structures and other material things. Clouds, fog, glamor, charisma and other intangibles such as music, photography, healing and spirit are related to Neptune. When Neptune is strong in a horoscope, things may not be as they seem. Fact checking and reading the fine print more than once becomes essential.
How might Neptune square Mars manifest in an individual horoscope? For one possibility, look no further than today’s front-page profile of would-be president Michele Bachman http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/us/politics/22bachmann.html?hp  Sarah Palin has this aspect. So does Glenn Beck. Newt Gingrich and Bill Clinton also have intense connections between Mars and Neptune (not squares, however).

In the headlines yesterday I noted a few Neptune-influenced stories in the headlines. In the business world, it was noted that the debt-ridden city of Harrisburg, the capital of PA is appealing to God to help solve its financial woes with a three-day prayer and fast in which the mayor will participate http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/06/18/harrisburg-pennsylvania-turns-to-god-for-fiscal-relief/  In the media, a UK newspaper apologizes for publishing a sex scandal that turned out to be fake http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=47324&c=1 …and so was this press release announcing that a US company had been accused of fraud http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/21/china-accounting-hoax-idUSN1E75K0ON20110621  Meanwhile, JP Morgan Chase will pay millions to settle with the SEC over charges it misled investors http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303936704576399971570631618.html?mod=googlenews_wsj And finally, we have this front page story about an innovative new camera http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/22/technology/22camera.html?hp