Super early risers on the East Coast may be all fired up in the morning, courtesy of an intense hook-up between aggressive Mars and Moon in perfectionist Virgo. Could we be more perfectly organized if we tried? Yes, and there will likely be plenty of critics (including the one inside your head) who could show just how precisely resourceful they can be. Other planetary patterns today suggest considerable creative potential and an intriguing obsession with establishing new connections — which could be quite positive. You can network yourself silly or hang with a group, especially if an idealistic viewpoint is part of the mix. For some, this may be a day of reckoning, as a driving ambition faces a test. Are you on the right track? Interesting to observe these planetary patterns on a day when demonstrations have been planned nationwide by the folks that brought you Occupy Wall Street http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/occupy-wall-street-brings-may-day-to-america/
Just a reminder to get it off your desk today if you can; the Moon will be void of course from 6:58AM ET to 10:04PM ET on Wednesday. Moon voids suggest that moving in a direct, focused straight line could be challenged by unexpected twists, flakes and crises that turn out to be much ado about naught.
Meanwhile, a couple of news items caught my eye over the weekend. Jupiter, sometimes the planet of wretched excess, has been running wild in Taurus, which seeks to preserve material security and keep things “the way they should be”. One of the most popular stories on the New York Times home page is about a 102 year-old woman who has lived her entire life in New York — on the same street! http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/nyregion/east-84th-street-as-it-was-and-as-it-is.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=nyregion
Add to Jupiter’s tendency toward excess a few other planetary patterns noted in recent posts, and we end up with a front-page headline about how Apple has managed to avoid billions in taxes, apparently paying just under 10% last year — amazing http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/business/apples-tax-strategy-aims-at-low-tax-states-and-nations.html?pagewanted=all
Process whatever emotional fallout remains from yesterday’s big, bold Full Moon in Leo while the Moon wraps up its sojourn in Leo this morning. You’ll have plenty of grounded energy to work with, suggested by a steady connection from Moon to sober Saturn, exact at 11:42AM ET. Then, after a brief Moon Void (blink and you’ll miss it), Moon returns to earth at 12:32PM ET, when it enters Virgo (an earth sign) and is challenged by nebulous Neptune at 12:52PM ET.
On the plus side, this combination of practicality and attention to detail (the Saturn influence and Moon in Virgo), along with the inspiration suggested by Neptune can facilitate most excellent progress in bringing intangible ideas into tangible form. Toward the end of the day and into the evening, enthusiasm and resources for creating tangible forms will likely be evident, as the Moon moves into harmonious connections with Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (resources). All eyes are on the markets right now — will we reach a new high? Given the supportive planetary patterns that have been active in the horoscope of the United States for the past few months (involving the aforementioned Jupiter and Pluto), it seems likely…though I can’t rule out a possible surprise or upset when Uranus, disruptor of the status quo, makes an exact aspect with US’s Venus (which relates to finances) later this month. Perhaps a surprise to the upside…
Speaking of Venus, the planet of money, beauty and social expression entered Aries this morning at 1:01AM ET — and won’t that be wonderful for Rick Santorum, who has Venus at 5 degrees of Aries (yes, it will be wonderful — for Santorum and others with planets in early Aries). Santorum, in case you hadn’t heard, was declared the winner in the Republican primaries of Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado last night http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/us/politics/minnesota-colorado-missouri-caucuses.html?hp But this should come as no surprise to readers of this forecast, who were briefed on planetary patterns consistent with Santorum’s sudden surge in popularity vs. the Neptunian fog affecting Mitt Romney’s personal projection in earlier posts (search the archives for the details). That fog in Mitt’s horoscope is here to stay for the rest of the year; managing it successfully will likely continue to be challenging.
Venus is Aries is a bit of a flirt, frankly. It needs a much more personal and passionate expression than…say…Venus in “I love you but don’t take it personally” Aquarius (Mitt has that placement; Venus in Aquarius wants to be your best friend, not necessarily your lover. For this, it is often accused of being somewhat cool and detached). Venus in Aries right now should spice up our social interactions for the rest of the month and inspire you to connect with new people. This week you may even connect with some weird, wacky people, suggested by a hook-up between Venus and rebel Uranus that is exact tomorrow at 9:30PM ET. Get out and mingle over the next few days; the experience could be just the breath of fresh air you’ve been looking for.
Moon goes void in Cancer at 12:22AM ET Wednesday….with a long overdue sigh — and perhaps more than a hint of a sobering dose of control or serious challenge to expression. Unexpected twists, crises that turn out to be naught and/or a higher than usual “flake factor” may mark the wee hours and into the workday on the East Coast.
Moon enters drama queen Leo at 11:17AM ET and makes an innovative connection to rebel Uranus at 12:54PM, followed by an over-the-top challenge from expansive Jupiter at 4:33PM ET. A big, creative show or a big, creative party, perhaps? How about a big Hollywood movie premiere with a protagonist whose last name is King? Yeah, that’ll work for Moon in royal Leo http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/reviews/the-descendants-20111115
Also highlighting the day is the very physical and exuberant connection between Mars (planet of action) and Jupiter (planet of reward), both of which are making easy contact with Pluto (resources and perspective); read yesterday’s forecast for details of that and also the potentially nebulous connection between Sun and Neptune.
If you were born in the first few days of the earth signs (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn), chances are good that’s there’s an easier flow to material resources than perhaps you have been used to; at the very least you are likely feeling more grounded.
If you were born in the first three days of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, do tell us what independent streak you’ve been on since March. What break for independence have you made?
See you tonight at the movies!