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Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 11/13/2015 & the Weekend

TGIF!

A high-flying Moon in Sagittarius continues to drive the day, seeking to push boundaries and expand minds ever so righteously. Optimistic, seed-planting, tell-the-whole-world energy is aided and abetted by two helpful exact aspects. Venus (social graces, women) and Saturn (ambition, structure, authority) are in an easy alignment; so are Mercury (mindset) and Jupiter (expansion, reward). Make the pitch!

Hang with your besties and think outside the box this evening, as the Moon aligns with innovative Uranus and Jupiter at 7:22PM ET and 10:18PM ET, respectively. Then the Moon goes void until 7:21PM ET on SATURDAY.

Hold off on impulse shopping and chill until the Moon engages in practical Capricorn on Saturday night. Conventional wisdom argues that purchases made when the Moon is void of course will likely prove to be not as useful as you hoped.

Sunday morning’s practical, make-it-happen energy is tinged with a dreamy indulgence, as the Moon makes contact with Neptune and Venus at 8:26AM ET and 9:32AM ET.  You can use the rest of the day to plan strategy for world domination, or fortify your castle. At 8:37PM ET be aware that the Moon will meet up with Pluto, suggesting a potential power play or emotional catharsis. Moon clashes with Uranus at 3:10AM ET on Monday, suggesting an upset to the status quo likely making headlines.

No dawdling on Monday. Planetary patterns facilitate an easy flow of action until 3:53PM ET, when the Moon goes void for the rest of the business day.

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And now, the news.

With Mars at the Aries Point — i.e., at the first degree of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn — we expect headlines reflecting the assertive/warrior energy of Mars to become prominent. In this case we have Mars at the first degree of Libra, and yesterday I could not bring myself to put into cyberspace what carnage I anticipated we’d see in Friday’s headlines. And yet, the carnage is there — and it has an aura of prominence. Astrology is amazing.

First, the United States is “reasonably certain” that a drone strike killed “Jihadi John”, the notorious executioner. Beirut experienced a double suicide bombing that was “the worst attack on the city in years”. More acts of war: “Kurdish Forces Retake Iraqi City of Sinjar from ISIS.” Also:   “The Attacks Will Be Spectacular” is Friday’s headline in a Politico exclusive that reveals how the CIA “repeatedly and urgently” warned the White House of an anticipated strike against the US, starting in the spring of 2001. Well, in the light of Wednesday’s New Moon in Scorpio, we did expect secrets to be exposed.

Guns and cars are also ruled by Mars. “How Gun Traffickers Get Around State Gun Laws” is on the NYT homepage. Over at the The Guardian, you can read how one of Google’s self-driving cars got a traffic ticket. Even the presidential campaigns are being reported as more combative. There’s a Democratic debate tonight, the second in a row which is not happening on a weeknight. Coincidence or conspiracy, media mavens? The NYT headline asserts that Bernie Sanders’s strategy will be to “Attack Hillary Clinton, If Asked”.

Meanwhile, in Republicanland, the Washington Post reports, “After pulling punches at the debate, GOP candidates take the gloves off“, with Donald Trump calling Ben Carson “pathological, “comparing him to child molesters. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were also on the offense.

Is there anything positive to report? Yes! Earlier this week, a judge in Utah made headlines by ordering a lesbian couple to give up their foster child because he’d read somewhere that children are better off when raised by heterosexual parents. Much outrage ensued, including the State of Utah’s, and today, under the rational and supportive connections between Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter, the judge reversed his order. However, he is still concerned by the research, and a hearing is scheduled on December 4th, during a Moon void and a square between Mercury and Jupiter. This ought to be of no consequence, if the judge gets his facts straight, no pun intended. If you’ve been reading this forecast for over a year you may remember a study from last summer concluding that actually, children raised by same sex parents “are happier and healthier than their peers”. Tell it to the judge.

Meanwhile, here are two stories reflecting the “small is big” potential we’ll see through 2016, as Jupiter (big) travels through Virgo (small). “After a Mass Extinction, Only the Small Survive” and “The Microcomplaint: Nothing Too Small to Whine About”, the NYT wants you to know. Does Jupiter in Virgo also reflect a story about how a tiny chip of carbon was valued at $48 million — purchased at an auction by a billionaire who wanted to give the famous (prominent!) flawless blue diamond (now known as the Blue Moon of Josephine) to his seven-year-old daughter? Factor in Venus and Mars entering Libra (things of beauty) and other planetary patterns, including the reality-melting potential of Saturn square Neptune….

…which is an excellent pattern to facilitate stories all over the place about the 150th anniversary of “Alice in Wonderland”. This article is from the Sunday NYT travel section, travel being an excellent focus when the Moon is in Sagittarius. I suppose the “mysterious space junk,” seriously known as “WTF”and  plummeting to Earth today qualifies, too. Certainly it being Friday the 13th is not a factor.

Happy surreal journeying and cue Jefferson Airplane now, please.

Thank you for reading this forecast.

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Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday & Wednesday 8/25-26/2015: Contraction, Meet Expansion; Virgo on My Mind

Contraction…followed by expansion. This we can expect when we have a major Saturn transit, as we did on Friday when it squared the Leo Sun. Saturn refers to contraction and controls. Tomorrow the Sun meets up with Jupiter, which refers to expansion, optimism. Although Jupiter IS in Virgo for the next year, and as noted in earlier forecasts, Jupiter in Virgo favors expansion of what is small. How’s your portfolio doing? Isn’t it interesting that U.S. markets are “bouncing back” after Monday’s dramatic drop? How long will that last? Might there be some value in the study of planetary patterns, especially when one observes that patterns do repeat themselves? If anyone has an answer to that question, let me know.

Today the Moon is cruising through Capricorn, an enterprising sign that needs to make things happen. This energy flows without conflict until around 11:33PM ET, when a meet-up with potent Pluto suggests a potential power play, intense advance or emotional catharsis. A shake-up or revelation might show up around 9:41AM on Wednesday, when the Moon is challenged by rebel Uranus.

On Wednesday, barely half an hour after that Moon-Uranus clash, mental Mercury makes an easy connection to Saturn, facilitating a steady, practical and efficient approach in mindset and  communication. This constructive aspect has been in effect for a couple of days, so hopefully you’ve made good use of it. Meanwhile, the expansive Sun-Jupiter meet-up in Virgo will be exact at 6:02PM Wednesday, and if you’re a Virgo born in the very early part of the sign, I hope it brings a nice boost to your day — perhaps even your week. This is a pattern often described as “lucky”, and anyone with a planet or angle at around 2 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius and Gemini is likely to experience it.

A few words about Virgo, which is where the Sun has been since Sunday. Virgo is an earth sign (as opposed to fire, water or air). It is also a mutable sign, as opposed to cardinal or fixed. What does that mean? Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; they need to come up with the idea and take action.  Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. These signs need to organize and give form to the concepts pitched by cardinal signs. Mutable signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces — get to spread the word about the cool form the fixed signs made. Got it?

Virgo is ruled by Mercury, which also rules mindset. Virgo is symbolized by a virgin with a shaft of wheat. Its keywords are I ANALYZE. Virgo needs to apply its mental energy to discernment and discrimination, as it separates the wheat from the chaff. Planets in Virgo are likely to be happy when they are appreciated for perfecting things or people. In health matters,  Virgo rules the intestinal tract and assimilation. If you have planets in Virgo in your horoscope, and they are under a great deal of developmental tension, you may have some issues with your digestive system, especially how your system absorbs nutrition from food.

Virgo also refers to service, workers and food production. It is fascinating to see that one of the most-viewed articles in the Sunday NYT — the day Sun entered Virgo — is an op-ed written by a restaurant worker in a high-end restaurant. Called “Dinner and Deception,” we could attribute the “deception” part to Jupiter in Virgo’s approaching opposition with nebulous Neptune, along with the current Venus retrograde, which is not inclined to maintain the usual veneer of social graces we see when Venus is direct.

What’s going on in your horoscope? Now is the perfect time to schedule a personal consultation. Find out why you are the way you are; why things are happening when they happen; what’s likely to happen and why you can’t seem to wash that man or woman out of your hair. If you have children, spending half an hour learning about their horoscopes will enable you to better understand their needs and challenges,  thus improving your relationship.

Thank you for reading this forecast.

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 12/5/2013: Practical and Pie-in-the-Sky

Good morning!

Planetary patterns suggest more of the same from yesterday: a proactive Moon in “make-it-happen” Capricorn, aided and abetted by the rose-colored vision of mental Mercury in “pie-in-the-sky” Sagittarius, challenged by nebulous Neptune in empathetic Pisces. My favorite headline reflecting those patterns is this: a Dutch work program for alcoholics that pays participants — in beer. Also in the news: scientists testifying in Congress about how close they are to confirming life forms beyond our home planet. Plus this bewildering story about how the discovery of a 400,000 year-old thigh bone has challenged theories of human evolution.

Heads up to those born around an equinox or solstice…or if you have a planet or angle near 0 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. You may be feeling exceptionally energetic or irritable. That’s because action hero Mars is fast approaching Libra, which is a highly provocative point in the zodiac. This transit is in effect over the next few days. If you don’t know where Mars is in your horoscope, why not consider booking a personal astro-logical consultation? Here’s the 411 on how to make that happen.

Meanwhile, speaking of practical and pie-in-the-sky,  I just have to tell you that yesterday I put on my rose-colored glasses and checked out New York’s new health insurance exchange website — mandated by the Affordable Care Act. I was surprisingly impressed by the number of options available in my county of residence. The premiums are not outrageous, and the deductibles and benefits are much better than what I’m getting with my current health plan. Amazing! Not only that, but for those people whose income is below a certain level, the premium costs may be further reduced. To find out what plans are available in your state, start here. That’s your PSA of the Day.

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 10/10/2013: Dream A Little; Do A Lot

A void-of-course Moon between 6:11AM and 11:17AM ET offers an opportunity for extra dream or snuggle time…and/or some odd twists and delays in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Said dreams may be especially rosy and sublime, courtesy of a bewildering and/or rapturous connection between loving Venus (women, beauty, money, social expression) and nebulous Neptune, noted in yesterday’s forecast & exact at 5:06AM ET. See if your dreams have any messages for you this morning.

Once the Moon gets into gear at 11:17AM ET, it’ll be in the sign of Capricorn, an earthy, enterprising energy that needs to make things happen. There’s relatively smooth sailing on actions taken today, as the Moon makes its way through the cosmos with little interference. Only another dreamy connection to the Moon from nebulous Neptune at 4:10PM ET tosses its two cents into the day. Tomorrow is when things may be shaken up as the Moon makes its weekly contact to the volatile Uranus-Pluto square in the wee hours,  followed by the First Quarter Moon in the evening (ET). That’s when you’re likely to experience a challenge to the New Moon agenda you set last week. Could be supercharged and grandiose…

Meanwhile, in honor of the Venus-Neptune square which suggests a certain feminine mystique, here are a few beguiling women making headlines this week. First, Diana Nyad, whom we mentioned yesterday. She’s almost done with her New York swimming marathon (Neptune rules most things aquatic), raising at least $72,000 for charity (Neptune refers to charity, too). Then there’s the awe-inspiring Malala Yousafzai, who floored Jon Stewart this week when he asked her how she might treat the gunman who shot her in the head because she is an advocate for girls’ education. Talk about grace and higher levels of consciousness (more potential Neptune).

Another beguiling woman: Chelsea Manning. She sent a provocative letter to The Guardian stating that her motive for releasing all those documents to Wikileaks was in the interest of transparency. Frankly, her letter is more reflective of yesterday’s hard-core Mercury-Saturn hook-up, which would favor tangibility and transparency over the alternative.  And then there is Janet Yellen, who’s just been nominated to be the first woman Chair of the Federal Reserve. Why is that beguiling?  I am fascinated by planetary patterns on the day she was born — August 13, 1946 in New York, NY. That’s only a few days before a notorious and effective razzle-dazzler, Bill Clinton.  But the driving force behind Clinton’s oh-so-charismatic personal projection is an earthy, practical Moon in Taurus that needs material comfort and security. I do not know what Ms. Yellen’s Ascendant is — it could be an Earth sign — but there are definitely no planets in Earth in her horoscope. Her Moon is in either Aquarius or Pisces (Air and Water, respectively). And if memory serves, there are no planets in Earth signs in outgoing Fed Chair Ben Bernanke’s horoscope, either. Isn’t that interesting?

Sometimes a lack of Earth signs (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) suggests a lack of practicality in one’s philosophical ideals. Sometimes it suggests an overcompensating focus on material concerns. Sometimes it suggests an aptitude for or belief in creating material worth out of thin air. Now there’s an intriguing thought. What is the intrinsic value of a C-note, anyway? Who decides what it can buy? With the Moon still in Sagittarius as I type, forgive me if I wax philosophical.

One last salute — not to a beguiling woman, but to an idealistic and artistic man who imagined a more beautiful world. Happy birthday to John Lennon — a day late, but no less sincere. Imagine…

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 9/13/2013 thru Monday 9/16/2013: Get Up and Go!

Ohayo gozaimasu!

In other words, “good morning” from Tokyo, where the day is already done — and I didn’t even get to live it, having crossed the International Date Line several hours ago. It’s 10:30PM JST, but for most of you, the day is just getting started. And thanks to the enterprising Moon in Capricorn as of 5:56AM ET, you have every reason to get up and make things happen — and that goes for Saturday, too.

Other than the usual disruptions and emotional intensity we’ve grown accustomed to experiencing once a week when the Moon challenges the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, we have a number of planets supporting the Capricorn Moon’s need to advance progress, fueled by the Virgo Sun’s energy to hash out the details in an effort to make things perfect. Plus we have three other planetary connections not involving the Moon that are just hunky-dory, and they are all exact on Saturday.

First, a lovely connection from Neptune softens the ofttimes waspish Venus in Scorpio, suggesting a need for beauty and ideals of substance in relationships, art, finances and women. Second, a challenge between mental Mercury and ruthless Pluto helps us dig up dirt and express ourselves persuasively in all communications. On the down side, this may be reflected in power struggles and seriously sharp words (so think a bit before you speak, ok?). Third, another harmonious connection: this one between action-hero Mars in regal Leo and rebel Uranus in pioneering Aries suggests a successful application of willpower in especially innovative ways. This is all great news for creative and investigative enterprises of any kind.

Get your Saturday chores done by 7:17PM ET and then chill during another Moon void that lasts until 8:05AM ET on Sunday. That’s when the Moon enters humanitarian, stubborn, freedom and fringe-loving Aquarius, where it will travel mostly unencumbered throughout the day. Get together with some of your wackier friends for some unconventional exchanges. More bright, albeit disruptive ideas may be put into play then, as mental Mercury challenges Uranus at 2:41AM ET.

Wanna make this a three-day weekend? Congratulations. Moon will be void of course from 4:19AM ET until 9:58AM ET Tuesday. Feel free to take the day off to do non-type A activities, and sure, tell ’em your astrologer said it was OK. Just avoid the malls, signing contracts and things you wish to be of consequence. I know I spend a lot of time advising you what NOT to do during Moon voids, because I believe most cultures are so wired to go, go, go — produce, produce, grow, grow — that they NEED to be reminded to CHILL OUT. Otherwise, what does that get you, eventually? Burn out. A depletion of resources. Etc. These long voids are great opportunities to re-charge.

Here’s an interesting article that was on the front page of last Sunday’s NYT — about efforts to change the Type A, Gordon Gekko-worshipping culture that was apparently the norm at Harvard Business School. Seems a few people decided it was time to level the playing field with the concept of gender equity —   a perfect read for a weekend with Moon in ambitious Capricorn, followed by equal opportunity-loving Aquarius.

Reminder to readers in Tokyo: I am available for in-person consultations for the next several days. Reminder to readers in Los Angeles: ditto for you, too — the first two weeks of October. Reminder to everyone else: I always available for consultations via Skype and/or telephone.

Have a great weekend — the forecast will return on Tuesday…

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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 1/10/2013: Practical Magic

Waking up feeling inspired this morning (for those reading this in the U.S.)? Rose-colored connections from Venus and Moon in “make it happen” Capricorn to transcendental Neptune may stimulate creative and social expression in ways that are both practical and divine.

This is another morning to take note of your dreams. I suggest this because of the overnight hookup between Neptune (which rules dreams) and the Moon. You’ll have to test this theory to see if it’s true for you,  but Moon-Neptune connections often stimulate intuition and imagination. And if you’re sleeping through these transits, sublime insights may be transmitted in your dream state. Consider keeping a journal of your dreams. Watch for repeating patterns or creative solutions to a problem that’s been on your mind. What is your subconscious trying to tell you?  Consider getting a good reference book, too. A few months ago I picked up The Dream Dictionary from A to Z by Theresa Cheung — only $4.99 on the Barnes & Noble bargain rack. Such a deal!  With gratitude to the reader in Austin, Texas who wanted to know, “after I note my dreams, what should I do with them?” P.S — consider making some of those dreams come true in real-life, too.

Meanwhile, Venus (referring to women, money, aesthetics and manners) entered Capricorn late Tuesday night (ET), demanding decorum and a pedigree in these areas. Venus in Capricorn knows exactly how to use its connections to climb up a ladder (preferably corporate), and over the next few weeks, so should you. However,  Venus is currently being challenged by rebel Uranus (exact on Saturday), which makes the first week of this Venus in Capricorn more exciting than usual. Over the next few days you may find yourself mingling with all kinds of unconventional, yet credentialed types who instantly become your new best friend. These “sudden attractions” are typical under Venus-Uranus transits, when an open-minded, humanitarian, freedom-loving buzz permeates the air. And that buzz is the backdrop for this morning’s announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees. Coincidence or conspiracy?

It all goes swimmingly until around noon on the East Coast, when Moon is challenged by a square to that rebel Uranus. What flash of insight, declaration of independence or other disruption of the status quo will land on your plate? Deal matter-of-factly with whatever structural constraints and power plays crop up by the end of the day, though the temptation for emotional outbursts may be strong. This is a good time to be wrapping up old business and drafting your intentions for the next lunar cycle, which has much less planetary static than the last one.

The New Moon begins Friday at 2:44PM ET at 21 degrees of Capricorn and immediately goes void-of-course. Wrap up the week and skip out early, if you can. We’ll talk about the New Moon in tomorrow’s forecast…even though there’s still so much I want to tell you about all things astro-logical.  Like…how the planetary patterns in Lincoln’s time are similar to patterns we’re experiencing today; how so many of the “matters of life and death” headlines we’ve been seeing lately are so very Saturn in Scorpio; why the event chart for that out-of-the-blue ferry accident that happened  in Manhattan during yesterday’s void-of-course Moon is what you’d expect to see in a bewildering accident on the water; and what to do with all those gift cards you will never use (you can get cash for them — what perfect news to hit the wires the day after  Venus enters Capricorn)….it just goes on and on. I need a radio show, so I can talk for an hour, preferably with other fascinating guests and callers. Wouldn’t that be fun? Gotta make that happen this year…who knows someone who can help make that happen? Get in touch with me, will ya?

Astro-logical Forecast for 3/16 & the Weekend: Score One for Uranus Square Pluto

Wow! What a week it’s been! We’ll talk about that in a minute. But first…

Moon continues to strive to make things happen in enterprising Capricorn, buoyed by a lovely connection to Venus (women, aesthetics, money, social expression) in security-preserving Taurus at 3:11AM ET. It’s the only exact lunar aspect of the day, so that sets the tone. Happy Friday! It’s a much quieter day than the rest of the week, but much can still be accomplished.

Saturday morning may be a bit grumpy, as the enterprising Moon is challenged to get even more serious by disciplined, chilly Saturn. Does someone want to be alone? Chill out and roll with it during the Moon void from 9AM – 12:11PM ET. Or maybe just sleep in — a perfect activity for void of course Moons.  In the afternoon and into the evening, you’re likely to be feeling more social, as Moon, now in “who loves ya buddy” Aquarius,  is supported by chatty Mercury and unconventional Uranus. With Mercury currently retrograde, consider reconnecting with folks you haven’t seen in a long while — don’t be afraid to get out of your comfort zone to do it.

Sunday is terrific for optimistic, pleasure-seeking humanitarians and other friends — though you might want to keep an eye on your wallet. An exuberant contact to Moon from jolly Jupiter hits at 7:23AM ET, followed by a brilliant hook-up between mental Mercury and innovative, freedom-loving Uranus at 1:24PM ET. Technogeeks and other geniuses  (including astrologers),  thrive under this configuration — the second of three that will happen between March 5th and April 22nd. Take note of your bright ideas — some of them may well be diamonds in the rough.  Another indulgent contact between Moon and Venus hits at 2:39PM. Yum!

And now, the news:

First, how about those stock markets? Highs that haven’t been seen in a few years  — and yet market volatility was unusually low. Low volatility suggests more confidence, less fear driving the markets. This suggests stability. Hmmm…stability…perhaps the kind of stability that might be reflected in an Earth Grand Trine involving planets often associated an abundance of resources? Coincidence or conspiracy? Why, even the United States Senate managed to achieve a level of productivity not seen since…well I don’t know when. I will let Gail Collins, who writes funny, tell you http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15/opinion/collins-the-senate-overachieves.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Not everyone was feeling stable, though. Ask the good folks at the investment bank Goldman Sachs how stable it feels to see the value of your company drop by two billion dollars in one day…all because one “disgruntled employee” had the nerve to publish his resignation letter in the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/14/opinion/why-i-am-leaving-goldman-sachs.html?src=me&ref=general And the status quo of  The Establishment was disrupted, as alleged moral bankruptcy and bad manners were exposed. Sounds like a textbook case study for rebel Uranus in Aries, sign of the Individual and the Underdog challenging Pluto (transformation/annihilation of all that is rotten) in Capricorn (hallowed structures of our government and corporations). The first of seven exact challenges (squares) happens June 24; the last one happens March 16, 2015.

Here’s the takeaway from that story: look how empowered one person can be! The empowerment of the individual is one major theme of the dance we’re seeing between Uranus and Pluto in Aries and Capricorn. Yes, you, too can be an entrepreneurial pioneer. Welcome to the world of the self-employed (Aries), connected to the whole world through technology (Uranus).  We will certainly see many more David vs. Goliath stories over the next few years…and some Davids will be kookier than others (Uranus delights in being decidedly weird). The challenge for us in choosing which of these Davids to follow is being strong enough to see through the veil of illusion presented by weirdest of the bunch, because those rose-colored glasses may be terribly tempting. Especially if those glasses somehow promise to feed our collective soul (we’ll likely to be doing a lot of soul-searching over the next 14 years, but that’s another story about Neptune in Pisces, which I will tell another day — or you can search the archives for what has already been written).

Have a great weekend!

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 10/31/2011: A Practical, Magical Halloween!

Monday’s baaaaack…time to make the doughnuts with Moon continuing thru the practical, pro-active, get down to business sign of Capricorn, the crusty old Goat. No Moon voids during business hours all week, either — save for one hour between 5-6pm Tuesday — blink and you’ll miss it. So tackle your chores and responsibilities with a vengeance.

The potential for beautiful fantasy or other rose-colored escapism rules on All Hallow’s Eve, suggested by a dynamic connection between nebulous Neptune and art & beauty loving Venus. I expect to see some truly fabulous costumes — let your imagination run wild. You can rose-tint your world from now until Tuesday, as mental Mercury is also challenged by nebulous Neptune. This suggests double checking EVERYTHING twice and being mindful of those who promise more than they can deliver. But if you’re looking for a vision or a visionary in the next couple of days, chances are you won’t have to look far. Music, spirit, soulful mingling and other intangibles…enjoy.


Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 7/15/2011 & the Weekend

Read yesterday’s forecast on the tension suggested by the Full Moon in Capricorn, exact at 2:40AM ET, followed by a void lasting until 4:30PM ET. Can you start your weekend early? That would be nice. Then you could transcend some of the “make it happen” overkill we are likely to see during business hours, much of it sound and fury, signifying nothing. Moon in Capricorn makes emotional investments, damn it — and it gets cranky when it doesn’t get a return.

Moon in Aquarius has a much freer, friendlier agenda. That could make for a social evening with unconventional people. The lighter mood continues on Saturday, which is the day to do your shopping and yard sale extravaganzas. Sunday at 8:23AM ET, Moon goes void again until 1:13AM ET. Chill, baby, chill..

Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 7/13/2011: Moon Void Adventures

Wet blanket Saturn poses a challenge to Venus (love, beauty and money) at 3:37AM, demanding structure, restriction or some other cold shoulder. Perhaps we’ll see that chill reflected in the financial markets — or in a continuing financial negotiation. Look what just hit the NY Times: “Hope Dwindling for Budget Compromise” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/13/us/politics/13fiscal.html?_r=1&hp  What a downer. Boooooo!

When the Moon enters enterprising Capricorn at 10:14AM ET, we should notice a decisive shift, especially after the over 24-hour void we experienced yesterday. What will you be working to make happen?  Inspiration may strike you in the morning hours, followed by a jolt, a surprise or other “eureka!’ moment in the late afternoon. Top it off with a strategic power play around 8:34PM ET; celebrate with earthly pleasures a couple of hours later.

Meanwhile, here’s a postcard from yesterday’s long void. Recall the basic premise: moving in a straight line is challenging. The probability of getting lost, wandering or some other twist is elevated. Did this manifest for you? How? One manifestation for me was deciding to take a different route home than I normally do. Instead of heading down the West Side Highway, I went down the FDR Drive. I was dropped off at the foot of the Roosevelt Island Tramway — which I’ve never been in, despite living in NY for ten years. What could be a more perfect time for a spontaneous travel adventure than Moon void of course in Sagittarius? If you’ve never seen the East River from this Tramway, I urge you to do it. Absolutely breath-taking. Definitely broadened my horizons, even if the twist in my usual routine did take half an hour longer to reach my destination.