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Tuesday 11/27/2018: Late Sneak Peek at an Expansive, Insightful Week

I started writing this post yesterday (Monday) — had to put it aside before it was finished. Here’s how it went:

The work week begins with an energy surge that’s been building for the past few days — can you feel it? Jupiter, the expansive cosmic sugar daddy, met up with Sagittarius Sun at 1:34 AM ET. In Sagittarius, Jupiter facilitates the expansion of boundaries and speech. The Sun refers to the will and the heart, so grandiosity and generosity are also facilitated.

At 3:06 AM ET, retrograde Mercury squares Mars, perhaps sloppily so. You’ll feel the tension between the planets of thought and action more personally if you have a planet or angle around 6 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Pisces or Virgo. That’s your excuse for interactions with other that are more provocative than usual, for better or for worse.

At 10:07 AM ET, Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto, suggesting a power play or a catharsis. The Moon is in Cancer today, seeking to fulfill its mission of establishing and preserving family/homeland security.  Cooking at home or other home-based aesthetic tasks would be apt tonight.

Seize the day today! You can make good use of other patterns that are exact tomorrow — TUESDAY, as follows:

  • After an hour-long Moon void, Moon enters Leo at 3:35 AM ET, looking for ways to shine, play and conduct itself with regal entitlement. Sun meets up with Mercury at 4:15 AM ET, suggesting idealism will be all over the righteous and high-flying communiques that are likely to hit the wires. These thoughts are BIG — suggested by Mercury’s meet-up with Jupiter at 5:27 PM ET. Big news in publishing, foreign affairs and legal matters — look out!
  • At 4:30 PM ET action hero Mars makes a cooperative connection with Saturn, planet of structure and discipline.

On WEDNESDAY, the Moon continues to roar through Leo, with no exact aspects. Keep on truckin’.

THURSDAY is busy. The Moon in Virgo takes over at 6:08 AM ET, after a 75 minute Moon void (you’ll barely notice). A Virgo Moon seeks to organize, analyze and make things right — cleaning up the confetti after the Leo Moon’s fiesta. And while it’s cleaning, this Virgo Moon will bounce off of seven — count ’em — seven planets: Venus, Uranus, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, Sun and Mars — before calling it a day. See if you notice a faster pace, compared to Wednesday.

FRIDAY is also driven by the Virgo Moon. Note your dreams upon waking, as the Moon faces off against dreamy Neptune. Your organizational efforts may feel especially empowering in the afternoon, as Moon harmonizes with Pluto. Doesn’t give you joy? Throw it out!! Meanwhile, November goes out with disruptive glamour, as Venus in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries, exact at 9:12 PM ET. This pattern has been in effect all month, frankly — and Avid Readers know that supercharged Venus-Uranus patterns favor “unconventional” attractions involving women, money, art and social expression. They also suggest disruption in the markets, aviation and technology.

SATURDAY is driven by the Moon in people-pleasing Libra as of 9:49 AM ET. Big news of this day is Mercury — retrograding itself back into the cryptic and controlling waters of Scorpio. Well, at least thinking and communication will be not-so-sloppy-Sag.

SUNDAY is also Moon-in-Libra driven, and at 12:02 PM ET, Venus follows Mercury into Scorpio. Gone is the people-pleasing diplomacy of Libra; Venus in Scorpio demands depth and substance, ruthlessly. We may see that ruthlessness in the headlines in the evening, as the boundary-pushing Sag Sun squares action hero Mars at 7:35 PM ET, followed by the Moon’s square to Pluto at 8:29 PM ET. You’ll feel the call to action/assertion more personally if you have a planet or angle around 10 degrees of Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces.  Mark it in your calendar, especially if this Mars hit involves your Ascendant, Midheaven or Moon. If you haven’t the foggiest idea what I’m talking about, it’s time to get to know your horoscope in a personal consultation. Astrology is an empowering tool and I would love to teach you how to use it.

And now, the news.

Really, could there be a more perfect day to land a spacecraft on Mars? Did you watch it live? Here’s the tape.….and here is the horoscope for the successful touchdown:

How cool is it to see Mercury, Sun and Jupiter pushing boundaries to the extreme in the 9th house of foreign travel? These three are also sitting right on the Midheaven, one of the angles of the horoscope. This gives them even more clout — and oh, look! They are squaring MARS in the 1st house, which is what this boundary-pushing journey is all about! What other patterns do you see in this horoscope that aptly reflect this moment in time and space? Astrology is amazing.

Meanwhile…

Neptune turned direct over the weekend, and as you can see from the chart above, it’s getting close to making contact with four other planets: Mercury, Mars, Sun and Jupiter. Now and over the next several weeks, look for an uptick in Neptune themes: refugees, toxins, spirits of all kinds, victims, oil, vision, drugs, healing, fantasy, delusion and deception.

UPDATE: Paul Manafort, last discussed here on June 15th, in the aftermath of the second of three limiting/controlling series of hits from transiting Saturn. Now he’s dealing with the third series of controls, as Saturn squeezes his natal Venus, Mars, Sun and Neptune through January. From the NYT: Manafort Breached Plea Deal by Repeatedly Lying, Mueller Says, calling for Manafort to be sentenced immediately. But wait, there’s more Neptune scandal to be revealed! “Manafort Held Secret Talks with Assange in Ecuadorian Embassy,” says The Guardian.

Meanwhile, GM announced massive layoffs and the closing five North American factories. What else would we expect with Uranus the Disruptor in the tail end of Aries, ruler of cars? GM is transitioning to self-driving, electric cars of the future, says CNN. Self-driving cars, fueled by electricity. Yep, that sounds like Uranus (electricity) in Aries (cars, self).

I could keep on writing, but if I don’t hit “post” now, I won’t get this shipped until after my appointments today. So…here ya go…and enjoy…and thanks to all who have thought of gifting friends, colleagues and family with astrological consultations. Have you thought about booking a consultation for yourself, too? It’s time to make a plan for 2019!

Thank you for reading this forecast. Stay tuned!!

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/3/2015: Sneak Peek at the Week; Expansion vs. Contraction; Saturn is a Bitch

Good Morning!

I hope your last week went well. My spies report plenty of action in the lives of those whose personal horoscopes were affected by the emotional surge and release of Friday’s Full Moon, which happened with the Sun at 7 degrees of Leo opposing the Moon at 7 Aquarius. Personal vs. impersonal. The need to shine as an individual vs. the needs of the collective. If you were born one week into the signs of Leo, Aquarius, Taurus or Scorpio….or if you have a planet or angle around 7 degrees of those signs, that means you.

If your horoscope also contains a planet or angle at 28 degrees of Scorpio, Leo, Taurus or Aquarius, you’re likely still processing the pressure of taskmaster Saturn, which turned direct at 28 degrees of Scorpio at 1:53AM on Sunday. Saturn refers to ambition, structure, control, separation and streamlining. When Saturn is active in your horoscope, you may experience feelings of isolation, lack or loss. A productive response would be to turn that realization of loss/lack into a strategy for advance.

Cue Joni Mitchell now, please. Don’t it always seem to go/That you don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone…

Saturn went retrograde on March 14th. Since then, many may have experienced delays  or been forced to reconsider plans related to structure, discipline and ambition. Now these projects may pick up speed, as Saturn moves forward. If Saturn is sitting on top of a planet or angle in your chart, its contracting pressure is being countered by the expansive drive of Jupiter at 28 Leo, which is exactly square Saturn this morning at 6:37AM ET.  How can things be contracting and expanding at the same time? Exactly. This is the challenge, especially in matters of business and executive authority.

A good example of this conflict hit the NYT on Sunday. Back in April (and reported in this forecast),  the CEO of a Seattle-based company called Gravity made headlines when he decided to pay all of his employees $70K/year because a study concluded that if you’re making $70K/year, you’ll have what you need to be happy. Anything less: unhappy. Anything more: doesn’t make you happier, even though you could buy more stuff and do more things. So how is Gravity doing?  And how cool is it that GRAVITY is making headlines with Saturn turning direct? Saturn is gravitas!

Gravity is expanding at a rapid pace. That’s good, right — and how very Jupiter (expansion)? Yes and no. The company is expanding, but that means it has to hire more people and pay them more than it might have done before the new $70K/yr policy. And the income stream from these new clients won’t kick in for another year. That’s a squeeze — and how very Saturn (contraction, loss). It’s a fascinating story — especially the reaction from his employees over the equalization of everyone’s pay —  check it out here.

Saturn is verrrry active in the horoscopes of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, as noted many times before. Today, President Obama will unveil an ambitious slate of controls  in an effort to cut greenhouse gases and reduce global warming. It’s a planet thing — and also a legacy thing.   Meanwhile, Joe Biden is now seriously seriously considering a run for president  — perhaps driven in no small part by the recent passing of his son, Beau. Or so pundit Maureen Dowd opines. As I said…Saturn stimulating ambition out of loss.

But back to the patterns of the day and the week ahead. The Moon is in Pisces, where it has been stimulating an intuitive flow since Saturday at 6:36PM ET. Its need to identify what is ideal is supported by easy connections from Mars (action) and Saturn (structure). Moon goes void at 4:35PM ET. Chill and/or focus on routine matters until 7:24PM ET, when the Moon zooms into Aries and the pace noticeably picks up for the next couple of days.

Here are the highlights for this busy week. First, Venus — which refers to social expression, aesthetics, money and women — reconnects with Jupiter, the cosmic sugar daddy, at 5:47PM ET on Tuesday. Look up in the sky tonight and you’ll see what you may have missed on June 25th when these two brights lights first met up this year.  Venus together with Jupiter suggests abundance and enjoyment — huzzah, huzzah.

Oh. But wait — Venus will be squared by Saturn on Wednesday at 11:08AM ET. Venus challenged by Saturn can put a stern face — literally — on matters ruled by Venus. I can’t tell you how delighted I was to see an update in the NYT on the “bitchy resting face” that first made headlines two years ago under another Venus-Saturn square — and noted in this forecast. Apparently the bitchy resting face is now known simply as the “RBF” — and right now it is the 4th most-viewed story in the NYT, right after the story about Gravity. Coincidence or conspiracy?

As the week progresses, mental Mercury meets up with Venus and squares Saturn (Thursday) and then meets up with Jupiter at the very end of Leo on Friday. So we can expect Mercury-related matters (communication, transportation, etc.) to wrestle with the same theme of expansion vs. contraction.

So much more news to report. I did not mean to take a break, but apparently I needed it. Back now with regular daily updates.

Briefly: Cecil the Lion, whose senseless murder by a presumably self-absorbed and dangerously unaware American dentist first sparked outraged opinion during last Monday’s void of course Moon in animal-loving Sagittarius, along with 17 other planets in Leo…not to mention  Venus retrograde in perfectionist Virgo conjunct the fixed star Regulus. Venus retrograde holds nothing back; the continued public outrage on social media shut down the dentist’s business and he has since gone into hiding. Regulus, by the way refers to honor, integrity and reputation. It is also known as “the heart of the lion”. Yesterday another lion-murdering health care professional made headlines. Astrology is amazing.

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