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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 9/8/2014: Full Moon in Pisces – Practically Ideal or Totally Wigged Out?

Note your dreams upon waking, as the Pisces Moon conjoins visionary Neptune at 5:09AM ET. Intuition, feelings and other sensitivities are likely on the rise, in synch with the waxing Full Moon, exact at 9:38PM ET tonight. In between, around lunchtime ET, note the potential for a healing heart-to-heart or other deep revelation as the Moon makes a supportive contact to potent Pluto.

More on the Full Moon, as its patterns will ripple out through the rest of the week. This is the Harvest Moon and it’s a Supermoon — and you can find out why that’s so special here.  Full Moons offer enlightenment and/or release of projects that started or landed on your desk two weeks ago. What will you learn? Planetary patterns suggest a startling blend of the mystical and the practical. First, there’s a sharp contact between mental Mercury and ruthless Pluto (exact Tuesday at 6:38PM ET), suggesting a power play or empowerment in thoughts and communication.  You may find yourself making a bold pitch or laying it all on the table if you have a planet or point around 11-13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.  You’d be feeling quite optimistic about it, too, given that Mercury is also supported by expansive Jupiter (exact on Wednesday at 2:37PM ET).

Second, there’s a face-off between Venus (art, women, money, social expression) in discerning Virgo and nebulous Neptune, exact on Wednesday at 6:51AM ET. This is the mystical element, suggesting a need for beauty in its most idealized form, preferably accompanied by a choir of angels. Or a sublime ile flottante (floating island). Look for idealized Venusian themes in the headlines. You may be feeling the bewildering, bewitching fog of Neptune more personally  — and have been for some months now, with more to come — if you have a planet or important point around 5-7 degrees of Pisces, Sagittarius, Gemini and Virgo…or were born 5-6 days into any of those signs.

Third, there’s a communicative connection between taskmaster Saturn and the Sun (exact on Thursday at 11:04AM ET) which can be superbly applied to projects requiring discipline, detail and structure — and actually shipped the day before, when the Moon will not be void. Fourth, there’s an added flash of insight — electric and/or cosmic — suggested by another face-off between mental Mercury and rebel Uranus, exact on Saturday at 4:06AM ET. Here are a few stories that made headlines the last time Mercury made contact with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square at the end of July.  And finally, action hero Mars is running wild in intensely focused — sometimes ruthless — Scorpio. Some may want to count to ten before lashing out.

The Sabian Symbols for tonight’s Full Moon at 16 degrees Pisces/Virgo are as follows. For the Moon in Pisces: “A Easter promenade.” For the Sun in Virgo: “A volcano in eruption.” Once again, astrology presents us with contradictory images and challenges us to figure out how they can be integrated. Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee observes that we have an image of raw, uncontrollable creative power on the one hand, versus an image of a socially acceptable and contained mode of creative expression. If you love Sabian Symbols, get Bovee’s book for more details. What happens when one wild energy comes into contact with that which is controlled? Bovee suggests we be mindful of “social capacities of acceptance and tolerance being tested by new, raw social expressions…flare-ups of all kind…energies that flow with a mind of their own…ideas that take form only after a long period of cooling down, as opposed to the natural pace…of a promenade”.

There’s an added element to the heightened emotional rush of this Full Moon, and that is an exact conjunction between the Moon and Chiron, often called “the wounded healer”. So whatever is slated to erupt into the headlines over the next few days is likely to be rooted in a long-standing wound to the psyche. You may feel this in your own personal world if you have a planet or angle around 15-17 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Sagittarius or Gemini. It’s always helpful to know in what area of the horoscope Full Moons and New Moons fall, as you can expect that area of your life to be stimulated soon thereafter. If you don’t know where your planets are, consult your local astrologer.

Moon voids for the week are as follows. First on Tuesday, Moon will be void from 3:09PM ET until 7:33PM ET. That means if there’s an election happening in your city, as there is in New York, cast your vote before the void. You’re more likely to flake out during the void, or some other thing is more likely to happen that makes your vote of no consequence. So vote early! Because if you don’t vote, somebody else will. One of these days I’ll put that on a T-shirt.

Moon will also be void from Wednesday at 8:58PM ET until 9:17PM ET on Thursday — that’s a long time to focus on routine and roll with whatever twists detour your efforts to move forward in a straight line, but roll with them and chill you must. Moon will also be void from 9:31AM ET Saturday until 2:26AM ET on Sunday. Here’s more on Moon voids, if you’re new to the forecast.

And now, a little bit of news.

First, my favorite practical, mystical headline today concerns scientists who have been able to devise an experiment that enabled them to “transmit the thoughts of one individual into the brain of another thousands of miles away.”  Oh, these scientists — they’re finally catching on! Here’s a practical/mystical bit about hardcore data in the world of online dating, in which the CEO of OK Cupid notes the disconnect between what certain men say they are looking for in a mate vs. the prospects they actually contact. And speaking of hardcore, this week’s Modern Love column in the Sunday Times was written by a practical-minded woman who works in business that’s all about fantasy. She met her husband on the set of a porn movie; their marriage is rock solid, but not without a number of “strange realities”.

In other news, here’s a story the NYT has yet to cover — and I find this to be a strange reality, given the columns of ink devoted to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson last month.  On August 5th, another young man was shot and killed by police while he was shopping at a Walmart. A panicked shopper (an alleged ex-Marine) called 911 to report that a man was waving a rifle around and pointing it at shoppers. This happened at 8:21PM ET in Beavercreek, Ohio. If you run that chart you will immediately notice the Moon in pie-in the-sky Sagittarius squared by nebulous Neptune, and also action hero Mars trining Neptune. And if any of the police officers responding to the call had been astrologers, they might have paused for a minute and thought, “Hmm….with Neptune so prominent, things may not be as they seem.”  Or “Gosh, that Mercury-Jupiter conjunction in Leo right on the 7th house cusp suggests the potential for exaggeration.” Alas, they were not astrologers, and two people died in the confusion. Now, a more accurate version of reality is beginning to take shape. I will be interested to see where this story is at in a couple of weeks.

Thank you for reading, sharing and supporting this forecast.

If you feel like you’re in a crisis or a bit of a rut, rest assured you’re not alone. We are living in very interesting times! That being said, a personal astro-logical consultation can provide you with clarity and confidence. I look forward to a fine discussion with you about your horoscope.

 

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 2/3/2014: Sneak Peek at the Week; Phillip Seymour Hoffman, RIP

Well, OK! Is the game over yet? Yes, the Super Bowl is over, and after a looooong Moon void in dreamy Pisces. Was there a surprise upset in that game? Did the underdog win? You tell me. Meanwhile, as of 11:55PM ET Sunday, Moon is now fully engaged and charging through impulsive, fiery, pioneering Aries. What are you waiting for? Get to work! Planetary patterns suggest a high-octane day.

Be aware of the potential for a flash of insight or sudden jolt around 4:17PM ET, when rebel Uranus meets up with the Aries Moon. A power play or other catharsis may be yours around 9:15PM ET, when Moon is squared by ruthless Pluto. In between, expansive Jupiter adds its two cents with an infusion of optimism, generosity and/or bombast. An indulgent/self-indulgent connection between the me-me-me Aries Moon and Venus in status-conscious Capricorn wraps up the night.

The biggest planetary shift this week is Mercury turning retrograde on February 6th for a three week-long opportunity to review the progress you’ve made since the last Mercury retrograde, which was in November. No whingeing, if you please. These REview periods are necessary. They offer opportunities to REconnect, REsearch and RElax. Make space for those activities and you can actually have fun — really! Just do me a favor and BACK UP YOUR COMPUTERS NOW. Electronic gizmos have a strange way of going on the fritz during Mercury retrogrades. Sometimes there are total meltdowns; other times the fritz will happen…and then be mysteriously resolved once Mercury, which refers to mind and communication, moves direct. More on the particulars of this Mercury retrograde later in the week what it means for you, etc.

Moon voids this week — schedule critical meetings and launch dates around them and avoid the malls: Tuesday 6:14PM ET until 4:46AM ET Wednesday; Thursday 11:49PM ET until Friday 1:44PM ET.

Lots of news to report. First, the continuing changes in our social paradigms were out in force in a few of those nifty Superbowl ads. Well, last week’s New Moon in Aquarius invited us to consider 1) tuning in to our sole/soul purpose; and 2) like it or not, we all wrestle with the same issues. We all put our pants on one leg at at time. We’re all in this together…and there was the adorable Cheerios family back in a new Superbowl ad to prove it, not to mention everyone in this historic ad for Coca-Cola. The latter ad features “America the Beautiful,” a song with lyrics written by a professor of English at Wellesley College — and here’s the story behind it.

Plenty of “news from underground” reflecting last Friday’s opposition between Pluto (lord of the underworld) and Jupiter: a deadly volcanic eruption in Sumatra and more lava spewing forth on Mt. Etna. Regarding news involving energy and resources, the proposed Keystone pipeline is one step closer to approval, as yet another Canadian train carrying “thick crude and other hazardous chemicals” derailed in Mississippi. Meanwhile, some states are actually facing budget surpluses, and battles are expected over how to spend all that money…as California and other Western states are facing a serious, serious lack of water (as projected in earlier posts,  given Neptune in Pisces).

In other news, the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, suggesting massive disruptions of the status quo, was reflected in this front-page story about “the largest migration of people in human history,” as villages in China are demolished and their residents move into cities.  This morning, yet another article about America’s vaporizing middle class hit the NYT home page: Barney’s is in; Loehmann’s is out.

Seems like there’s always a headline reflecting the nitty-gritty, down and dirty potential of Saturn’s current transit through Scorpio: sex (abortion, contraception, rape),  death and money (debt). Really, am I the only one noticing how often these issues are in our face in the past year? Today we learn that abortions in the U.S. are at their lowest rate in three decades. Capital punishment has been generating controversy, as certain drugs used to execute Death Row inmates in the U.S. are no longer available. And over the weekend, the NYT published a letter from Dylan (a.k.a. Malone) Farrow about the sexual abuse she states was inflicted upon her by her adoptive father, Woody Allen. The Daily Beast also had a take on this story (from the documentary filmmaker who made a film about Allen) and so did The Onion (from Mr. Allen himself — bearing in mind that The Onion is a satirical publication).

Follow-up story: Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), who gave one of the Republican rebuttals to last week’s State of the Union speech, stated in a CNN interview that she absolutely supported laws that gave women equal pay for equal work. Further investigation revealed, however, that while she may support said laws in principle, she has not actually voted for any of them. Given her horoscope — especially the challenging connection between Mercury (mindset) and nebulous Neptune, this idealistic spin on hard, cold facts is not surprising. Prior post on her horoscope is here.

Last, but not least, acclaimed actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died yesterday, as most of the Free World now knows. I could not help but think of two planetary patterns that happened the week of Whitney Houston’s sudden death, especially since I gave a talk about it a couple of weeks ago. Houston passed away just as Venus (art, money, women, social expression) made challenging connections to Uranus and Pluto..and also just as Mercury (mindset) was about to meet up with nebulous Neptune (drugs, illusion, film, music, spirit, escape). Same patterns are happening now.

We do not have a confirmed birth time for Mr. Hoffman; the Sun changed signs from Cancer to Leo on his birthday — July 23 1967.  It would take considerable time to test potential birthtimes, and our interest in looking at the horoscope is not to find out what sign he is, but to confirm certain transiting and natal patterns we could expect to see, given recent events.  Drug addiction? We’re probably going to see a strong Neptune. Sudden disruption of the status quo? We’re probably going to see the horoscope impacted by the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square. For starters.

A quick glance at the noon chart, and we’re immediately drawn to an exact square between heavy Saturn at 12 degrees of Aries and mental Mercury  at 12 degrees of  Cancer. Well, there you go — that somber, disciplined pattern has in fact been under fire from the Uranus-Pluto square, augmented by additional pressure from Jupiter and Mars. Right? Everybody with me on this one? Anyone born 9  to 13 days into the signs of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn…or with a planet or an angle at 9 to 13 degrees of these signs is most likely experiencing pressure to change…that can, if managed effectively, lead to empowerment and emancipation. Really. Book a consultation with your astrologer and plan a strategy! What are you waiting for?

In Hoffman’s case, the pressure on Mercury would suggest high tension to the nervous system/mindset/communication;  the pressure on Saturn (from Pluto especially) suggests hard, hard effort under threat of loss…likely feeling overwhelmed in recent months…and as it turns out, he did check into a rehab clinic last year after reliance on prescription drugs segued back into heroin, an old demon.

Natally, a  Mercury-Saturn square suggests the potential for great mental discipline/focus…but also depression. Interesting to see this line from his obituary in the New York Times:  “…perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation…who embraced some of the theater’s most burdensome roles on Broadway…”  The word “burdensome” is an apt word for hard Mercury-Saturn configuration. But oh what awesome mental powers, too.

Contrast the rigid Mercury -Saturn square under fire with a potentially bewildering square between Hoffman’s natal Neptune at 21 Scorpio and his Moon in Aquarius. Yes…a strong Neptune in the horoscope, as we might suspect. The Neptune-Moon square suggests a need for idealism;  drugs, film, illusion, sacrifice, escape, spiritualism would be potential experiences and/or expressions, and it would be a helpful for an actor/chameleon to have this resource in a toolkit. Not surprisingly, this Moon-Neptune square has been under pressure from a heavy Saturn transit, suggesting issues with structure, ambition and reality. Side note: Dennis Rodman has Neptune on his Midheaven, and it was just hit by transiting Saturn. Guess what? He has gone into rehab — again.

Also of note in Hoffman’s horoscope: a midpoint picture involving Saturn/Pluto, the Aries Point and Chiron, the wounded healer. In consultation with a client with this aspect pattern, we’d expect to find a ready discussion of a prominent “skeleton in the closet,” along with prominent suffering of a pain that defies integration. Mr. Hoffman made no secret of his struggles with addiction. At age 46, Hoffman was at a key turning point in life. Truly a sorrow that he did not survive the heavy pressure and tension suggested by the horoscope. This, too, would have passed. RIP

Mercury retrogrades are excellent times to REview your life with an astrologer. Here’s the 411 on consultations…

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 10/4/2012: It’s Debatable

The Moon is void-of-course in Taurus as I type, but by the time most of you wake up, Moon will be in Gemini (as of 7:47AM ET), putting the focus of the day on information spun at lightning speed and probably in all directions at once. Clarity may still be a challenge (as it has been all week), but that rose-colored fog may enhance your dreams or your love life, given nebulous Neptune squaring the Moon at 9:17AM ET.

Meditation may also be exceptionally sublime, as turning inward for the knowledge you seek is suggested by Jupiter turning retrograde at 9:18AM ET (this was discussed in yesterday’s forecast). A profound realization may be yours for the asking today and tomorrow, as mental Mercury (mind, communication) teams up with disciplined Saturn tomorrow at the very last degree of rational, non-confrontational Libra (5:44AM ET). That’s right, folks, this is the last full day of Saturn’s 28 month trek through Libra, which suggested that the structure of relationship — especially fairness and equality therein — would be a major focus. So I’m delighted to note this poll from Omaha noting that a majority of Nebraskans now favor legal recognition of same-sex unions, which is a huge shift from 12 years ago, and is consistent with an “evolution that is nationwide”. See? We can evolve. How cool is that?

What can we expect when Saturn moves into Scorpio? Tune in tomorrow.

And now, a follow-up to yesterday’s predictions for last night’s debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Had I been sitting down, I would have fallen out of my chair when Obama opened the debate by saying he became “the luckiest man on Earth” when he married his wife 20 years ago. Is that “wearing his heart on his sleeve” or what? Was Obama’s performance as “the smartest kid in the room” bewildering and/or inspiring? Certainly bewildering for many who felt the President lacked passion and did not aggressively combat many of the assertions made by Romney. Personally, I noted plenty of aggression,  albeit diffused — as one could expect with nebulous Neptune challenging Obama’s Moon. What aggression, you may ask. On several occasions, I observed that when Mr. Romney went on an attack, Obama did this.

Neptune, which dissolves whatever it touches, was startlingly visible in Romney’s physicality, as we would expect from its current challenging square to his Gemini Ascendant (thus dissolving/confusing Romney’s personal projection). Am I the only one who noticed that Romney could not stop blinking his eyes throughout the debate? I found it distracting, and it is an apparent manifestation of a pattern first observed by astrologer Noel Tyl. From pages 634-635 of his masterful text, Synthesis & Counseling in Astrology, we find:

There is what I call the “Neptune eye-flutter,” when Neptune is prominent…the person will rapidly flutter the eyes in near closure every time he or she uses the first person singular in speech. …the suggestion is that Neptune is way “up front” in the horoscope and that some process of censorship, refinement, amassing of security in the face of challenge or threat, or lack of conviction is going on  under the surface of what is being said. When the self is exposed through opinion, the insecurity threatens to the surface, and the eye-flutter filters the feeling.

Isn’t that interesting? I call it the “Neptune I-flutter”, and here’s where we’ve seen it before — in the last two paragraphs of the post. In Mr. Romney’s case it was striking to see him blinking — not just on the word “I” — but on nearly everything he said. What does that suggest?

Have a fabulous day, in whatever reality you’re choosing to live in. Based on the Twitter feeds during and after last night’s debate, we must conclude that the possibilities are endless…

Peace out! : )

 

 

 

 

Friday 6/29/2012 & the Weekend: the Supremes Rule; TGIF

Moon entered the watery depths of Scorpio yesterday at 4:32PM ET, needing to be of substance and seeking knowledge for the sake of power and control. Add to this intensity a few more power plays and shocks to the system, suggested by ruthless Pluto and rebel Uranus challenging the Sun at 11AM ET and 4:11PM ET, respectively. How much more excitement can you stand (as if yesterday wasn’t enough — at least here in the US)? Watch the headlines.

In your own personal world, today you may well afford to make a power play or sudden move of your own. If so, you will be supported by a lovely connection between mental Mercury and expansive Jupiter at 11:39AM ET that is oh-so-very smart. Seriously. What’s on your mind? Got an idea you want to pitch? Or would you prefer to simply take action?

There are no exact aspects among the planets on Saturday, save for a couple of connections to the Moon…and the one we’re most likely to notice is a potentially dreamy/spacey challenge from nebulous Neptune at 10:55PM ET. Just who is that person you’re having dinner with, anyway? Are they really who they seem to be? By then the Moon will have moved into rowdy Sagittarius (as of 6:04PM ET), inspiring you to expand your mind and your horizons for the sake of a good time. Really, the Moon is delightfully supported by a series of pleasantries from 1:05AM to 7:52AM ET on Sunday…and then coasts through the rest of the day. Should be fun for our neighbors to the North who will be celebrating Canada Day. Huzzah!

OK, now for the news. You recall yesterday the Moon was void of course, suggesting a higher probability of crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing, correct? So in case you hadn’t heard, here are two screenshots from the good folks at Fox News and CNN, who were apparently so desperate to be the first to tell you how the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, that they just made stuff up. Epic Fails! And apparently some folks over at the White House believed what they saw on TV until actual professional journalists at other networks reported the facts. Blame the initial freak out and confusion on the void…

Having looked at the birth dates for the nine justices of the Supreme Court the night before (see yesterday’s forecast), we could anticipate that Chief Justice Roberts would be the one to watch — driving the action. Roberts is an Aquarius with Moon in Pisces (Jan 27 1955 — time unknown), but what reeeally jumps out right now is his Mars (action!)  in pioneering Aries.  It is directly impacted by the status quo-disrupting Uranus-Pluto square, suggesting success after tremendous energy applied and a dominance of will. The only question would be…what did Chief Justice Roberts want?

Well, surprise, surprise (and thanks to planetary patterns, we were sure there would be one). Not only did Roberts write the majority opinion himself, he broke ranks with his conservative colleagues. The status quo was disrupted, and in a 5-4 decision, the Affordable Care Act stands. We can expect more dynamic action from Chief Justice Roberts as Pluto and Uranus continue to supercharge his natal Mars through 2013. I’ll be verrrrry interested to see what’s going on in his life between November and February of 2013 — with December being the focal point for a particularly bold — and probably disruptive — shift (SA Pluto=Uranus, for the astrology pros reading this).

Then there was this shocking upset from yesterday: Rafael Nadal defeated at Wimbledon by an upstart! Note that sports matches that occur during Moon voids have a higher probability of victory for the underdog…

Have a great weekend — and keep those cards and letters coming : )

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 5/21/2012: New Moon & Solar Eclipse in Gemini

At 7:47PM EDT the New Moon arrives at 1 degree of Gemini, along with a solar eclipse. Eclipses act as “bottlenecks” of energy. Light flowing from the Sun or Moon is temporarily interrupted, focusing attention on the interrupted point and allowing something new and possible fragile to enter the picture and grow. And here I would be thinking of Michael, the kindhearted policeman in the storybook Make Way for Ducklings, who stopped the flow of traffic on Beacon Street so Mr. and Mrs. Mallard and their brood of eight could safely make their way to the Boston Public Garden.

Of course while traffic is stopped, it’s also backing up…and when it flows again, it’s possible that some drivers may hit the gas a little too hard — and wham! — there’s a sudden release of the bottlenecked energy.  If you have a planet or point at the degree of an exceptionally potent eclipse, you may feel the effects of the release of the bottleneck for months afterward — sometimes even years. And here I would be thinking of Rupert Murdoch, Rebekah Brooks and (former) Congressman Anthony Weiner, who all have a major point or planet at 11 degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and/or Sagittarius, which was impacted by last June’s eclipse at 11 Gemini. Might they have been feeling a bit “eclipsed” over the past year?

In Gemini, the New Moon suggests a focus on new ideas, new mindsets, new ways of communication and gathering information. Got that? Your thoughts and your words can move mountains; i.e., they manifest in your physical reality. Don’t believe me? Here’s an article from last week about two people paralyzed from the neck down who can now move a robotic arm with their minds.  Don’t believe that thought patterns  can change? Check out this collection of  23 Vintage Ads That Would Be Banned Today.

This New Moon offers us the opportunity to create a new way of positive thinking so that you can manifest a more positive reality. Don’t know how to do that? You could start by listening to this super-positive, life-affirming song by Joan Armatrading every morning. Hum it through the day and see if it changes the way you interact with your world for the better. Patterns in the chart for this New Moon strongly support visionary/revolutionary thinking and communication.

The Sabian Symbol for 1 degree of Gemini is “a glass-bottomed boat in still water”. This is an image of a self-contained, protected, transparent vessel that allows illuminating perspective into watery (emotions) depths. It’s an image that ties in nicely with the current Venus retrograde, which suggests a focus on courtesy and grace in our social expression. This image also supports nebulous Neptune,  which is challenging Sun, Moon and the lunar nodes. The lunar nodes refer to the feminine and  groups/associations.  How can intuition, emotions and feminine/receptive principles clarify and/or change your thinking in the material world?

Interesting to note that this eclipse is almost exactly conjunct Mitt Romney’s Gemini Ascendant, using birth data of  3/12 47 9:51AM Detroit MI. This suggests Romney’s personal projection will be impacted. The eclipse is not quite as close to Barack Obama’s Moon at 3 Gemini; we may see the impact in Obama’s need to be seen as clever and informed in areas of work, service, homeland security and women. Visionary values may also be projected at this time (nebulous Neptune is almost exactly square Obama’s Moon).

This a week for big ideas! Take note of what’s flowing through your mind. And on Monday, note the potential for a clash of wills around 5:17PM ET and temper your communication accordingly.

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for 2/14/2012: Day of Wine and Roses

Interesting mix today. Note your dreams this morning as we process the inspiring and/or delusional potential of nebulous Neptune’s hookup with mental Mercury at 1:48AM ET. Despite a probable desire for emotional depth and control in the early AM, when the Moon goes void (with a sigh) in moody Scorpio from 12:04PM to 7:56PM ET, you may be subjected to a few twists, flakes and/or space cadets.  If you’re intending to send flowers to your Valentine — or anything else that needs to move in a straight line — be advised there is a higher probability of delivery snafus during v/c Moons.

The Moon void is launched by a challenging square from the Sun, bringing up issues regarding the intentions you set at the beginning of the lunar cycle, which you can mull over throughout most of the day. The lunar vibe lightens at 7:56PM ET, when Moon moves into Sagittarius, seeking adventure — still with a rosy glow.  A foreign film, restaurant or outdoor stroll on this Valentines Day would fit the bill. The inspiring and/or delusional haze so helpful in romance will likely linger,  courtesy of a challenge between Moon and Neptune. One caveat: be advised we are also operating under the influence of a challenge between ruthless Pluto (resources, news from underground and other things that run deep) and Venus (women, money, beauty). Could be juicy and deep — or impulsively witchy-bitchy.

One other caveat: Mars is still running wild in perfectionist Virgo and it is retrograde. Remember that if you’re feeling frustrated because things aren’t moving at a fast enough pace — or if you sense others feeling that way. I’ve gotten a few queries from readers wondering what the tension they are sensing is all about. Part of it is retrograde Mars — people often fight the need to slow down and develop a new game plan at this time, sort of like that  “Halftime in America” Super Bowl spot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PE5V4Uzobc  Note that it’s a new game plan; the other tension being felt is the approach of the first of a series of seven exact challenges between ruthless Pluto in “corporations & governments” Capricorn and rebel Uranus in “me-me-me” Aries. This first square happens on June 24th and it will take few years to hit all seven. This series of squares is all about change. When Uranus and Pluto challenge each other, it clears the way for new structures and forms. You’ll feel it more personally this year if you’ve got planets or points in the early degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn — or if you live in a country with those degrees highlighted in your country’s horoscope.

To writers, artists, healers — and others whose craft depends on inspirational channels that may take tangible form — make the most of this week. With Mercury and Neptune pulling focus, you could come up with something sublime.

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 6/28/2011

While you were sleeping, Moon moved into Gemini, sign of the chatterbox pixie, where it immediately makes a challenge to nebulous Neptune. Note your dreams and be mindful of the potential fuzzy buzz you or others may be experiencing in the early waking hours. The rest of the day can be a productive whirlwind of ideas and communication, with a particularly sharp stance taken around 2:22PM ET.

Re-read yesterday’s forecast on the potential manifestations of ruthless Pluto opposing Sun and watch the headlines for more news from underground (e.g., oil, mines, radiation), and other Pluto-ruled arenas: corruption, sex, death and resources, to name a few. Here’s one, for starters:  Blagojevich guilty in corruption trial http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/us/28blagojevich.html?hp
Meanwhile, if you’re thinking of taking Friday off, Moon will be void-of-course all day. Sounds like a plan if you can swing it.