The Libra Moon’s preference for peace and appreciation in relationship may be jangled by its connection with the disruptive Uranus-Pluto square at 9AM ET. See how that impacts your morning commute. Over the past 48 hours, I’ve noticed a greater intensity on the roads. After 9AM, Moon is happily supported by mental Mercury and loving Venus, facilitating communication and a welcome balance. Get it off your desk today, as the Moon will be void of course from 3:35AM ET Wednesday until 4:55PM ET.
So many disruptive, illuminating headlines to report, in the wake of yesterday’s third exact Pluto-Uranus square. First, it is no surprise to see a natural disaster front and center — and in the US, we have the devastation of a tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, which touched down at 2:56PM CT. The chart for that moment in space in time shows expansive Jupiter ill-placed in airy Gemini, sitting exactly on the Midheaven of the chart — and squaring the Ascendant. Interesting.
Other disruptions, revelations and challenges to the status quo include the results of Congressional inquiry into Apple. There’s been much talk in recent months about the staggering pile of cash the company has on hand, and apparently that pile includes billions of dollars that might have been paid in taxes — if the company did not have such an intricate network of tax shelters. In the independent spirit of the Uranus-Pluto square, what’s interesting here is that the shelters apparently created a number of entities that were “state-less” – and thus arguably, not subject to taxation by a state. Apple CEO is due in Congress today — his testimony should be interesting. All I know is that if my tax rate were the same as Apple’s, I might have a big pile of cash, too — or at least a renovated kitchen. And you?
Another corporate challenge that’s been getting a lot of press: JPMorgan shareholders will vote today on whether current Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon (dubbed one of the world’s most powerful bankers), gets to keep both jobs — or be “demoted” to just CEO. Frankly, a decision to split the jobs between two people would be consistent with the break ups suggested by the Uranus-Pluto square — and Mr. Dimon’s horoscope (even without a birthtime) is directly impacted. It’s clear he’s been under tremendous pressure over that past 18 months, with a pattern also seen in the horoscope of Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) during last year’s efforts to remove Walker from office in a recall vote, which Walker survived.
A third corporate challenge comes courtesy of reporter Chris Hedges, who offers this rant against capitalism and the opinion that revolutionary action is required — perfectly timed, as I said, given the exact square between Uranus and Pluto. We would expect these challenges to the “system,” as we saw during the conjunction of Uranus and Pluto in the mid-60s.
And speaking of the mid-60s, news of a key player in the revolutionary sound that emerged during that tumultuous and creative time: Ray Manzarak, keyboard player and founder of the Doors, passed away yesterday. Perhaps this explains why I was craving music by the Doors on Friday — and specifically, the distinctive sound of the keyboards.
So much more to write about — but I must fly. Have a fabulous day!
Plenty of buzz today as mental Mercury butts heads with the Aquarius Moon which is striving for liberte, egalite et fraternite, while communication centers around the way things ought to be. Innovation and creativity in resolving some of these challenges may turn up around lunchtime on the East Coast. No major aspects scheduled for until 5:47PM ET on Saturday, leaving you free on Friday to head for the nearest happy hour and meet up with your new best friend — anyone sitting at the bar will do.
The 3rd Quarter Moon (time noted above) on Saturday night suggests a challenge between personal pleasure and/or material security and more humanitarian concerns. I’ll put my money on the former, given expansive and indulgent aspects to Moon from jolly Jupiter and loving Venus at 6:40PM and 8:13PM ET, respectively. If it’s a date night, it could be expensive. Moon goes void at 8:52PM ET — raising the probability of flakes and twists…which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Moon enters soulful Pisces at 7:24AM ET. You can float through this day with passion, optimism and creative imagination. What big dreams could you make real with Sun and Jupiter conjunct in Taurus at 9:24AM ET, I wonder…
Alternatively, what big dreams might turn out to be wretched excess (another Jupiter potential). I don’t know what “wet blanket” might have hit your world on Thursday afternoon, but in the world I happened to be watching, word of a stunning $2 billion dollar loss at JPMorgan Chase made the wires. The cause? Some convoluted financial scheme imploded, perhaps perpetrated by “a JPMorgan trader in London whose bets were so big that he was nicknamed “the London Whale” and “Voldemort,” after the Harry Potter villain”. JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, written about in this forecast on March 13th , wasted no time in admitting the company had been “stupid”. Gotta love the bluntness and courage that can be expressed by a someone with Moon in Aries.
Mr. Dimon has transiting Jupiter square his natal Jupiter (exact on May 13th), suggesting a potential for excess or being overextended. It suggests a projection of great confidence — which can be an enormous asset. Looking ahead at the next few months in the horoscope, we can expect forceful and persuasive effort and challenges to be met, as structures and thought patterns believed to be solid may not be quite as they seem. The horoscope also suggests a period of truly inspired thinking — or, alternatively — pure fantasy.
With astrology, there’s always a potential upside and a potential downside. It’s up to us to choose how to tap in and manifest the opportunities suggested by planetary patterns. Becoming aware of the patterns can be quite empowering.
Re-read yesterday’s forecast, which covers yesterday and today. Here it is, for those of you who receive this forecast via email: http://www.graceastrology.com/daily-forecast/ In a nutshell, more of the same from yesterday, with greater intensity and perhaps volatility. How is this Earth Grand Trine manifesting for you? For me, it has been incredibly productive, despite several Mercury retrograde tech, communication and transportation snafus. Fabulous!
Looking at the headlines, Jamie Dimon, the highly respected CEO of JPMorgan Chase, gets my vote for best public manifestation of the Earth Grand Trine, raised to greater heights by rebel Uranus and Mercury retrograde. Why? For projecting an aura of empowered, abundant self-sufficiency that rocked the markets and the timetable of the Federal Reserve. Jamie Dimon’s horoscope is personally affected by the EGT and other compelling planetary patterns.
Yesterday JPMorgan Chase announced that it had passed a “stress test” given by the Fed. Nineteen banks had to show they have enough capital to survive another big, fat crisis. JPMorgan said it had plenty of money, thank you very much — and it is raising its dividend. Wow! JPM stock soars! And the market goes even higher! But wait — wait — the results of the Fed stress tests were to be announced on Thursday. But Jamie Dimon didn’t wait – http://www.cnbc.com/id/46723231 — and soon, other banks followed his lead and announced their test results and dividends, too. Ultimately, the Fed announced all the test results two days earlier than it had planned. And this whole scenario is deliciously in line with planetary patterns outlined in prior forecasts.
Jamie Dimon is a Pisces with Moon in Aries, which needs to be first, dang it. He needs to inspire, to be a pioneer, to lead. Moon in Aries is not known for patience. Jamie Dimon also has assertive Mars at 9 degrees of enterprising Capricorn. That’s where ruthless, resourceful Pluto is right now — yes, sitting on top of Jamie Dimon’s Mars, suggesting great efforts of empowerment. Refer to earlier forecasts for a full description of the Big Giant Earth Grand Trine and you can see how themes of material abundance and expansion are “hot” in Mr. Dimon’s horoscope, not to mention empowerment and emancipation. His need to be FIRST and his need to make things happen (Mars in Capricorn) are being supercharged! There’s much more, but bottom line: we anticipate that Jamie Dimon is going to do something Really Big. And he does. We should watch his horoscope through early 2013.
Fun fact: his birthday is March 13th. Coincidence or conspiracy?