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Monday 2/6/2017: Sneak Peek at the Week; Aries is for Action

Good morning!

The pixie chatterbox buzz of the Moon in Gemini drives the day, questing for information, wit and entertainment. It all goes swimmingly — with a potential wet blanket or executive reach at 5:53 PM ET, when the Moon is opposed by controlling Saturn. Moon then goes void until 2:03 AM ET TUESDAY; stick to routine in the evening and avoid making mountains out of molehills.

Your other Moon voids for the week: WEDNESDAY 5 PM ET until 4:41 AM ET on THURSDAY; SATURDAY 12:52 AM until 8:52 AM ET. In other words — no real Moon void flakes and twists to disrupt your efforts to move forward in a straight line for those of us in the Eastern Time Zone — so it’s onward, onward, onward!

Planetary patterns of note this week. On TUESDAY, Mercury finally leaves Capricorn, where it’s been for most of the past two months. At 4:36 AM ET it enters Aquarius, seeking to organize thinking and communication into a cerebral and  socially significant form. On THURSDAY, the Aquarius Sun is in harmony with Uranus — look for headlines involving technology, aviation and humanitarian concerns — the more idealistic, the better, given that on FRIDAY, Mercury and Venus will also be in harmony. On SATURDAY the Sun will be in harmony with expansive Jupiter — how potentially nice for you if you have a planet or angle around 23 degrees of Aquarius, Gemini or Libra.

So — no tough patterns — except brief ones to the Moon.  Don’t squander this easy flow — do something! Wednesday is the most volatile day, as the Moon makes its weekly contacts to Uranus and Pluto. Note that emotions are building to a crest this week. On Friday the Moon will be full at 7:33 PM ET — in love-love-me-do Leo. This Full Moon is also an eclipse — and we’ll write more about that later this week.

And now, the news.

Hard to believe that the last time I wrote about Alec Baldwin’s horoscope — almost three years ago — he was announcing his retirement from public life. How things change! Like….a  series of Jupiter transits to his Aries Sun, the first of which happened on November 12th, suggesting opportunities for ego expansion that are likely to continue through the first half of the year. If you didn’t see Mr. Baldwin’s latest star turn on SNL, here it is.  And here is another show-stopper: Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer — a Moon-in-Gemini newsy buzz yesterday morning.  As one of my writing teachers used to say, “Comedy is a coping strategy for pain.” Enjoy!

On Friday, a federal appeals judges upheld the stay on P45’s efforts to ban Muslims from seven select countries, reflecting the stubborn “keep things as they are” resolve of Friday’s First Quarter Moon in Taurus. Meanwhile, art and women continued to pull focus, as we would expect with Venus at the Aries Point. In New York, MoMA made headlines when it replaced some of its permanent collection with works created by artists from those seven targeted countries. That night, “art” made national news again when riders in a Manhattan subway car worked together to remove deplorable graffiti that was scrawled all over the interior. Did you know that hand sanitizer removes Sharpie ink? I didn’t, and am now resolved to carry a little bottle with me at all times, along with a pack of tissues.

In other news, half a million Romanians are protesting its newly-installed prime minister, who has been in office for barely a month. See? It’s not just us. The patterns we are experiencing now — similar to what we had in the mid-60s and early 30s — have a global reach.

Here are the alleged best and worst ads from the Super Bowl. As written here two years ago, the “Deflategate” scandal proved to be of no consequence. The Patriots won. Here, a psychologist explains how fans could be A-OK with their  team’s questionable behavior .

Two things in closing. First, we’ve got Venus and Mars in Aries and we’re working with New Moon energy. This is a week that screams action — but some may hesitate. Why? Do you need some inspiration and motivation? Let me introduce you to one of my former bosses — Bill Hartnett — who has learned a lot since his horoscope was hit by Uranus and Pluto simultaneously a few years ago. As you will see from his blog, he’s a changed man. Here is the post that can help you get out of your rut. Consider the proactive needs of  Aries as the wind at your back. Do it!

Other posts on Bill’s site are well worth the read, especially if you are feeling frustrated by your search for the Next Big Thing.

Second, Beth Owlsdaughter has posted her Tarot Card for the Week — and as always, it is in tune with planetary patterns. Beth is a wise and wonderful writer.

You may remember that I mentioned back in August that Beth was diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s been doing an extremely harsh series of chemo since then. She hasn’t been able to work, but she has written her Card of the Week without fail — she a fighter with a generous heart. Tomorrow Beth  is scheduled for surgery — a  double mastectomy, to be followed by a series of radiation treatments. I would not wish this experience on anyone.

Several months ago, a friend of Beth’s created a GoFundMe page — collecting donations to help Beth with deductibles, co-pays, loss of income, etc. The statistics on the GoFundMe page are fascinating. I love quantitative data. Check this out:

  • The campaign goal is $20,000.
  • In six months, 212 kind-hearted people have given a total of  $12,358
  • That averages out to $58.30 per person.
  • This is not the fascinating part.

The fascinating part is that the campaign has been shared on social media by 729 people. 729 — subtract 212 — and that means that at least 517 people were moved enough by the noble goals of the campaign to SHARE the post, but not actually SUPPORT it with energy in a material form. But if those 517 people had each contributed $14.78, the $20,000 goal would have been made!

Why did those 517 people share the fundraising campaign, but not be moved enough to contribute actual dollars to the effort? This is what I want to know. What are the consequences for society as a whole?  I am pondering this deep question, as I ponder the wisdom of Bill Hartnett’s blog post on how he realized that he wasn’t doing what needed to be done to move forward. Perhaps this will inspire you to ponder…and then DO SOMETHING, too.

Thinking of Beth with much love...and much love to each and every one of you, too. What’s that quote?

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

Maybe that’s the answer to the question.

But still…$14.78…geez….

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