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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday & Thursday 6/29-30/2016: This Space Intentionally Left Blank

The dust of the start of a volatile week settles somewhat with the Moon’s ingress into Taurus at 6:03AM ET. A Taurus Moon seeks stability, comfort and security. It is often resistant to change, preferring to keep things “the way they ought to be,” whatever that means to a Moon in Taurus mind. A harmonious connection between the nurturing Cancer Sun and the sensual Taurus Moon at 8:29PM ET suggests a easy flow of matters “touchy-feely.”  Taking pleasure in creature comforts — with gratitude — would be an apt part of this day. And now I’m laughing because a discussion has just popped up on my Facebook feed about the expression “you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.” Synchronicity!

Meanwhile, thoughts and communication related to emotional/family/homeland security are likely to be prominent, as Mercury enters Cancer. Regular readers of this forecast will recall that planets at very beginning of Aries, Cancer, Capricorn and Libra need prominence. Also prominent today — but for other reasons — is Mars, planet of men, action and aggression. Mars is pulling greater focus because it is at a dead stop (from our perspective on Earth), about to turn direct at 7:38PM ET. Planets pull focus when they change direction.  If you were born around the 15th of November, August, May or February…or if you have a planet or angle around 22-24 Scorpio, Taurus, Aquarius or Leo, you’re feeling the heat more than most in June and July.

Humming in the background is an approaching face-off between Venus (women, money, arts, social expression) and Pluto (resources, power, perspective, the murky depths), exact at 11:29PM ET. This adds another dose of emotional intensity to the mix, potentially clearing the air and changing perspective, but not without a power struggle.

Keep ego and outbursts in check, and you can have a productive THURSDAY, using the Taurus Moon’s consolidating energy to advance your plans for world domination. Be aware that the Moon goes void at 8:19PM ET on a face-off with Mars. The Moon-Mars pattern suggests tenacity or a stubborn clash of will, for better or for worse. The void suggests you roll with any flakes or twists, and CHILL over “crises” that may crop up. Moon enters Gemini at 7:44AM ET on FRIDAY…and I can’t believe that half the year is over.

And now, the news.

Speaking of the above Venus-Pluto face-off, the Washington Post reports:

There’s great news for women who dread that annual pelvic exam (i.e. basically everyone). On Tuesday, a panel made up of medical experts that advise the government said that there’s not enough evidence to support doing them for women who are healthy and not pregnant.

It could be great news. Although right now, these annual exams are covered in all insurance policies as being medically necessary. Will women get a big break on their insurance premiums if it is decided that they must now pay out-of-pocket going forward? Women, resources, perspective. Venus-Pluto. Is less really more?

Mars at a standstill in Scorpio, ruthless and effective — in an uncomfortable relationship with sudden, erratic Uranus. Moon in rambunctious Aries, meeting up with Uranus and discordant Eris on Tuesday. We could see the potential for destruction in the headlines, starting with the suicide bombing at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. Then there’s the story of former Colts running back  Zurlon Tipton accidentally shooting himself  at a car dealership.   Athletes, guns, accidents and cars — how much more Mars-Uranus can you get? Mr. Tipton did not survive.

Adding Venus-Pluto and a prominent Mercury (language, communication) to the mix we have  “The Marines Just Took ‘Man’ Out of 19 Job Titles, and People are Losing Their Minds.”   Add Saturn in Sagittarius’s need to control opinions, comedic and otherwise, and we have another ex-football player, Paul Gascoigne,  standing trial in the UK for allegedly making a racist joke at a…comedy show.

Earlier this week we were talking about the astrological symbolism of Eris and its current tension between Mars and Uranus:

…Eris, named for the Goddess of Discord, discussed in the April 2016 New Moon forecast. In the language of astrology, one manifestation of Eris would be outrage expressed by those who do not feel they have a place at the table. It would be the “have-nots” rising up against the perceived “haves.”  Eris will be in a tight meet-up — a conjunction — with rebel Uranus into 2017.

Today’s NYT has an op-ed by Bernie Sanders, whose Virgo Sun was graced by expansive Jupiter for the third and final time on June 18th. An op-ed published in the NYT is pretty expansive, don’t you think? When Senator Sanders announced his campaign last year, the strong potential for his social expression and action to heat up this summer (and into 2017) was noted. Last year, I was thinking of transiting Uranus supercharging his 22 degree Venus in Libra and 23 degree Mars Rx in Aries. With Eris involved, we can better understand why the Senator is so focused now on expressing outrage over income equality in the world. While he has vowed to vote for Hillary Clinton in November in order to defeat Whatshisname (thank you, peace-keeping Venus in Libra), he has not endorsed her yet.  He is not going to shut up about the wealthiest 62 people in the world having more wealth than half of the world’s population, etc., etc.

Meanwhile, transiting Jupiter (enthusiasm, bloviation, publishing) conjunct Trey Gowdy’s Mercury retrograde at 17 Virgo (“what I think in exacting detail, except for my double agenda”) has coincided with the release of the Absolutely Final Benghazi Report, an 800 page document that cost $7 million to produce.  The report has produced not much of interest, if you read the New York Times, or, if you read the Washington Times:

“There is new information on what happened in Benghazi, and that information should fundamentally change the way you view what happened in Benghazi. And there are recommendations made to make sure it does not happen again,” said Mr. Gowdy, pleading with Americans to read the full report and draw their own conclusions.

Mr. Gowdy then produced another 800 page report with recommendations to make sure that the daily toll of 27 Americans who are killed in gun homicides never happens again, either. All of the pages were blank.

OK, I made that up about Mr. Gowdy producing a second report.  But the “daily toll” stat is true.

In Mrs. Clinton’s horoscope on June 27th, we see a fast-moving, yet significant planetary pattern between the Sun and Moon, suggesting the potential for “seeing the light.”

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