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Tuesday 12/19/2018: More Sneak Peek at a Jam-Packed Week; Perpetual Motion

Wooo -hoo! What a Monday. Did you get everything done? I turbo-charged my way through tedious admin tasks that I generally avoid like the plague. But the day was driven by a “nothing is impossible” Aries Moon, and that’s where it will be when it meets up with rebel Uranus on TUESDAY at 2:21 AM ET? Surprise? We’ll see!

Also helping move mountains: a sextile (harmony) between action hero Mars and “power & resources” Pluto, exact early Monday morning.

Meanwhile, the shock of whatever Moon + Uranus has in store may fizzle, as Moon goes void immediately thereafter. It enters Taurus at 4:37 AM ET on TUESDAY, driving the next two and a half days with a need to build/maintain material security. Think about that, while you’re out there schmoozing at holiday soirees. Also consider that Taurus wrote the book on tidings of comfort and joy; feel free to indulge in such as you mooooove through this week.

The Taurus Moon goes void on WEDNESDAY at 7:42 PM ET and enters info-junkie Gemini on THURSDAY at 9:34 AM ET. Chill during the 14-hour void and resist impulse holiday shopping urges.  If you sleep through your alarm on Thursday, you probably won’t miss a thing.

Patterns in effect for the rest of the week are:

  • THURSDAY: the high-flying Sag Sun trines (harmonizes) with Uranus at 11:21 AM ET, adding easy innovation to the action this week. Creative technologies; unconventional alliances.
  • FRIDAY: super-busy, driven by the buzz buzz buzz of the Gemini Moon. Note your dreams in the AM, as Moon is squared by Neptune at 8:59 AM ET. Double check your communications and directions. A harmony between Venus and Neptune at 12:12 PM ET suggests aesthetic ideals and visions of sugarplums.
  • 30 minutes later, a sloppy — but high-flying Mercury in Sagittarius meets up with Jupiter (also in Sag, the sign it rules). This suggests big big news in the world of free speech, media, courts, athletics, dogma, collective beliefs, foreign affairs, travel — maybe even broad comedy.
  • It’s all made even more prominent because the Sun will be at the Aries Point all day. Thus a good portion of this big news is likely to involve heads of states and corporations, as the Sun refers to leaders. At 5:23 PM ET, the Sun enters Capricorn — a.k.a. the Winter Solstice. Avid Readers will recall that solstices and equinoxes are turning points — look here for further details.
  • But wait, there’s more! Emotions are on the rise this week, as the Moon is waxing full. On SATURDAY the Gemini Moon goes void at 9:28 AM ET; at 11:28 AM ET, Moon enters Cancer. A Cancer Moon needs emotional/family/homeland security, and it faces off against the patriarchal Capricorn Sun at the Aries Point — 0 degrees —  at 11:28 AM ET. Whatever illumination or release we receive in these areas, it is bound to attract attention. Change is in the air!

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And now, the news.

Avid Readers are well aware that in the wake of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, coupled with the impending Saturn-Pluto meet-up (on January 12, 2020), the word “authoritarian” will continue to pepper the headlines. Saturn and Pluto are traveling through Capricorn, which adds corporate power and corruption to the mix. Kudos to the NYT for this riveting story, right on schedule:  “How McKinsey Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments.”  Never heard of McKinsey? Even more reason to check ’em out, as these corporate power structures are likely to demand greater focus in the 2020’s.

Meanwhile…as anticipated the efforts of foreign adversaries to use social media to spread fake news for the purpose of controlling collective opinion are now being expanded and exposed. What planetary patterns are being reflected? In 2015 and 2016, Saturn  (control; malevolence) was in Sagittarius (publishing, foreign, boundary-pushing, opinion)…and it was square (challenging) Neptune (illusion)  in Pisces (faith). Now that Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is in Sagittarius, the truth is coming out: “Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African Americans on Social Media”  — in the NYT — and “Russian Disinformation Teams Targeted Robert S. Mueller III, Says Report Prepared for Senate.”

In other news, I confess I haven’t been paying much attention to SNL’s talented comedian Pete Davidson, even though his whirlwind courtship, engagement and subsequent  break-up with singer/songwriter Ariana Grande has been a big topic of astrological analysis on websites catering to a Certain Demographic. Apparently they started dating in May; rushed into an engagement, a condo and the adoption of a pet pig (none of which would be advised during a Mars retrograde). They broke up in October (with Venus retrograde in Scorpio).

We do not have a birth time for Mr. Davidson. He — like Ms. Grande — was born in 1993, the year of the exact Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn. That’s an aspect that seeks a disruptive ideal in matters of the Establishment. The old rules are simply not going to apply. Born on November 16 in Staten Island, Mr. Davidson has a Scorpio Sun in an intensely demanding pattern with Saturn and Pluto. His horoscope suggests an anguished childhood…an assessment confirmed in a quick Google search: “Pete Davidson Reveals Dark Childhood in New Interview.”   His father was a firefighter who died on 9/11…this is only one part of the heartache.

We could see how Mr. Davidson’s heavy mindset would become prominent, with a measurement between Mercury (mindset) and Saturn (heavy) at the Aries Point (prominence). During Saturday’s emotional Pisces Moon void, his mindset clearly pulled focus — in a since-deleted Instagram post declaring “I really don’t know how much longer I can last (on Earth).”   If Mr. Davidson gets the help he needs and does stick around, patterns in his horoscope suggest strong potential for love and support…with a new creative passion to come from in late spring of 2019. Fingers crossed.

Ms. Grande is a Cancer, driven by an over-the-top people-pleasing Libra Moon. With a Capricorn Ascendant, she needs to be seen as a woman in charge, likely in ways that are game-changing. Transiting Pluto and transiting Saturn have hit Ms. Grande hard in 2018; thus the prediction that this year and next would be big.  She was reportedly devastated by the death of a former boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller — in September. True to the caring potential of her horoscope, Ms. Grande went public on Saturday with a grand declaration of support for her ex-fiance, who did show up for work at 30 Rock to the relief of friends, family and fans.

In other celebrity news, the NYT did a big story on Ellen DeGeneres to hype the first comedy special she’s done in 15 years. Here is her horoscope. Ellen is a humanitarian Aquarius, driven by a Moon in me-me-me Aries. She’s here to inspire and get there first. She may have Sagittarius rising (the birth time is not confirmed), suggesting a need to be seen as someone with righteous opinions and optimism. In 2018 and 2019, transiting Uranus squares Jupiter, ruler of that hypothetical Sag Ascendant. We anticipate the potential to for windfall opportunities to expand and change the way she is seen. With transiting Uranus squaring her Aquarius Sun starting in the middle of 2019, we anticipate a strong need for even greater independence and innovation. She’s committed to continue with her talk show until 2020…and then…who knows? I think we’ll see efforts to break out of the mold long before then.

Closing now with one of my favorite 90-second animated shorts. It’s called Perpetual Motion not to be missed — especially if you love weird science and cats. Onward!

Thank you for reading this forecast.

 

 

Saturday & Sunday 12/15/2018: Pre-Sneak Peek at the Week; ACA Astrology Update

Moon is void of course in Pisces for most of the day on Saturday. If you are new to this forecast (welcome!) and don’t know what a Moon void is, here’s the 411.  The void started at 6:49 AM ET and will end at 7:44 PM ET. Now is the time to sleep in; roll with the twists and flakes that may disrupt efforts to move forward in a straight line. Go with the flow; don’t freak out over perceived “crises” that may crop up; they are likely much ado about nothing and will resolves themselves once the Moon gets back into gear. Avoid impulse purchases; stick to routine. Chill!

See if you notice the shift in energy tonight, once the Moon charges ahead in me-me-me Aries. An Aries Moon needs to lead and inspire. Use that fiery drive on Sunday and Monday, aided and abetted by two Really Helpful Planetary Patterns, in effect now. First is an alignment between Venus (social expression, money, women, aesthetics) and Saturn (structure, ambition, patriarchy), exact on SUNDAY at 9:27 AM ET.  This is the third in a series that began on September 12th; the second happened on October 24th. If you’re seeing a recap of issues in your life that were hot on those dates, your horoscope is personally affected by this pattern. If you have a planet around 2-9 degrees of Capricorn, Aries, Libra or Cancer, this means you. Perhaps you reviewed your financial plan — aptly so during the recent Venus retrograde — and now you’re getting ready to implement it. That’s one of many possibilities.

The second Really Helpful Planetary Pattern is an alignment  (a sextile) between Mars and Pluto, exact at 1:53 AM ET on MONDAY. Mars refers to action and courage; at present the energy of action may be expressed as diffuse or steamy, as Mars is still in Pisces. Upside: action/courage arising out of empathy, intuition or compassion. Pluto refers to power and resources, suggesting an ease of accomplishment. You are personally affected if you have a planet or angle around 20 degrees of just about any sign.

Back to SUNDAY, where practical exuberance may be squelched (downside) or advanced (upside) around 2:21 PM ET, when the crusading Moon is squared by a Designated Authority Figure (Saturn).

No sleeping in on MONDAY. The Aries Moon is going full speed ahead, and the work week begins with an emotional catharsis or power play, as the Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto at 10:20 AM ET. Other than that, overall planetary patterns are less tense now and next week.  Push for that innovative, humanitarian vision. If your horoscope is personally affected by upcoming patterns, we see the potential for big news that gets noticed, especially on this FRIDAY’s winter solstice. Consult your local astrologer for details.

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And now, the news.

Friday ended on an especially assertive/combative note, suggested by a meet-up between the Pisces Moon and Mars at 9:19 PM ET. The big story in the early evening news dump: “A judge in Texas rules that Obamacare is unconstitutional.”  Are we surprised? Not at all — as we see in my last post about the fate of the Affordable Care Act from January 2018 (where you will find ACA’s horoscope):

Looking at future transits, there’s a lot going on in the fall of 2018 to suggest a radical overturning of the status quo, and a revolutionary intensification of the ACA’s prime directive: to create and maintain emotional security in ways that are nurturing. At the same time, we see a potential streamlining — OR — an ambitious advance. The ACA has a Cancer Moon, ruling a prominent Cancer Ascendant. Contacts to the Moon from Pluto, Saturn and the Sun suggest anguish and power plays and patriarchal opposition– apt, no? The ACA is mostly fire, water and cardinal signs. We can see how it would be likely to change form.

The ACA horoscope was hit by disruptive measurements (solar arcs, for astrology pros and students) from Uranus to Pluto and the Moon in September and the end of November, respectively. What happened in September? A judge in Texas heard arguments challenging the constitutionality of ACA. Interestingly enough, by November many Republicans running for office voiced support for the pre-existing conditions provisos in ACA, while accusing Democrats of trying to destroy them (!!!). Yesterday, ACA’s natal Venus (in caring Cancer) was exactly squared by Pluto, suggesting emotional overkill; taking a sledgehammer to a project when a teensy little mallet would far better serve. Thus we get a ruling tossing the whole baby out of the window, along with the bathtub.

The odious judge in this case — Reed O’Connor — is a man of Federalist Society mystery. We know he was born in Texas in 1965 and that’s it. Thus we know he carries the seeds of the revolution in his horoscope (especially if he was born late in the year),  as 1965 marked the first of three conjunctions between Uranus and Pluto in Virgo. Yes, in Virgo, which refers to health, thank you very much.

Guess what else was born in 1965? Medicare — signed into law on July 30, 1965 in Independence, Missouri — shortly after 3:09 PM.  Here is that chart — I chose 3:15 PM as a time — it could have been a little earlier or later, but Sagittarius rising, regardless. Plus I like the 21 Virgo Midheaven squared by Jupiter at 22 Gemini, as it engages the Mars-Neptune square in the U.S. horoscope. With transiting Jupiter activating all of the planets/angles in this chart that are in Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius, it’s hard for me to believe that Medicare (and by extension, ACA) won’t be on an expansive bent. Efforts to curtail expansion may crop up when transiting Saturn squares Medicare’s 17 Libra Mars in 2019, but 2020 looks revolutionary and potentially empowering (look for clues in Medicare’s development during 1976 and 1997).

 

Random good news for my fellow treehuggers:

Meanwhile, the deadline for signing up for your 2019 Affordable Care Health Plan is TODAY. Here’s what you need to know.

Thank you for reading this forecast.