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Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 1/7/2014: Breakthrough Potential

Brrrr! It’s five degrees in New York. Even my keyboard froze up last night. Extreme? Score another round for planetary patterns….

My money is on a non-stop day of action, especially for those with planets engaged with the Cardinal Grand Cross discussed in yesterday’s forecast. The Moon continues to charge through Aries, zapped by an Uranian lightning bolt at 6:20AM ET; engaged in a power play or emotional catharsis with Pluto at 11:13AM ET and challenged by willful Mars and expansive/expensive Jupiter just in time for Happy Hour. By the end of the day, you should know what needs to be done to move your New Moon agenda forward, suggested by the First Quarter Moon’s conflict between me-me-me Aries and the (Sun in) Capricorn Establishment.

There may be some idealism involving said Establishment, or at least in areas of status and society, suggested by hook-up between mental Mercury and Venus (social expression, women, art, money) in practical Capricorn, and plenty may be revealed. After writing all the above last night, I am delighted to see on the NYT home page an item in which five activists who broke into a FBI office in 1971  are now breaking their silence.

They were never caught, and the stolen documents that they mailed anonymously to newspaper reporters were the first trickle of what would become a flood of revelations about extensive spying and dirty-tricks operations by the F.B.I. against dissident groups.

Gosh, this sounds familiar. Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, anyone? Could there be an astrological pattern repeating itself? The activists who are the subject of these new revelations were a product of the 1960s, also known as the revolutionary Uranus-Pluto conjunctions of 1965 and 1966. Interesting to note that things really got wild in the aftermath of the exact Uranus-Pluto conjunctions, i.e., up until 1972. Astrologer Bill Herbst has opined that we can expect a similarly increased level of disruption in the years following the seven exact squares between Uranus and Pluto happening between 2011 and 2015.  Wow!

Meanwhile, more news in the power and energy sector, as forecast. Toyota plans to put a hydrogen-powered car on the market in 2015 and last year,  Spain’s greenhouse emissions dropped 23%, thanks to increased usage of electricity generated by wind and hydropower. Why can’t we do that here?

More news from Spain, involving power and corruption in high places: a member of the royal family faces charges of money laundering and tax fraud. Yikes! Meanwhile, in New York, 80 police officers and firefighters were arrested on charges filing fraudulent disability claims — in a several hundred million dollar operation that dates back to 1988 — and possibly even earlier. Wow again! Oh, and JP Morgan Chase will be paying out billions of dollars again, this time to settle charges that it enabled Bernie Madoff’s ongoing Ponzi scheme.

Aries, which is where the Moon is today, rules the head. Thus I leave you with two groundbreaking stories: one about mapping the brain and the other about measuring consciousness. As Rene Descartes famously said, “I think; therefore, I am.” Yes, of course, Rene Descartes was an Aries — with a truckload of other Aries planets in the 3rd house, which refers to mindset and communication. Interesting to note that his Aries Sun is at 10 degrees and his Ascendant is 10 degrees Capricorn — both currently supercharged by the Cardinal Grand Cross. Mais oui, Rene, we are thinking of you aujourd’hui…bodies may pass away, but horoscopes live forever….

This fire-engine red is brought to you by the Moon in me-me-me Aries, inspiring you to start the New Year off with an astro-logical consultation that’s all about YOU. Here’s how to contact me.

If you must ship in the next 48 hours, ship it today or before 11:22AM ET on Wednesday, when the Moon goes void for a 10 hour spell.

Astro-logical Forecast for 8/22/2013: Sneak Peek at the Weekend and Other Surprises

More of the same from yesterday: Moon in dreamy Pisces, only quieter. It goes void at 9:39PM ET and enters RAMbunctious Aries at 3:13AM. That void period — during which the Moon will make no exact aspects to any other planets — is a natural rest period. For those in Americas, this “time out” won’t interfere with your workday.

The big shift today is the Sun leaving royal Leo for discerning Virgo at 7:02PM ET. What can we say about Virgo? Well, it is an earth sign (as opposed to fire, water or air), and thus practical, with material concerns. 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 forms the fixed signs made. Got it?

Other Virgo tidbits: it is ruled by Mercury, which also rules mindset. Virgo is all about analysis and making thing right.  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 with how your system absorbs nutrition from food.

While today’s planetary patterns are light, the weekend’s patterns are not. Nebulous Neptune will be pulling focus in the headlines — as it opposes the Virgo Sun and Virgo Mercury. That should make for some visionary, escapist and/or fanatical headlines. Also coming up: Venus (women, money, art, social expression) will once again engage with the ongoing and disruptive Uranus-Pluto square. We can expect volatility, changes of perspective, revelations and sudden breaks and attractions, some of an emotionally overwrought and/or cathartic nature through Monday. Things may be especially volatile Friday through early Sunday, when the Moon in impulsive, fiery and me-oriented Aries also connects with the Uranus-Pluto square. I’m telling you all this now, because there might not be a forecast posted for the next few days.

And now, the news. Following up on yesterday’s expectation that Bradley Manning’s sentencing would be surprising, Manning was in fact sentenced to 35 years — not 60, as prosecutors asked for — and may be eligible for parole in seven years. Compare that sentence with other military personnel whose actions have resulted in deaths, torture, etc., and it is stunning. Also stunning: Manning plans to ask President Obama for a pardon — and here is the statement she released. Did I just write “she”? Yes, because minutes ago, Manning declared that she was female, and identifies herself as “Chelsea” and wishes to live her life as a woman. Surprise! And given the planetary patterns in her horoscope, it makes perfect sense.

There’s a ton of other headlines to report, but I gotta hit the road. Thank you for reading and sharing this forecast. Thank you for your emails requesting personal consultations. And thank you for your very kind donations (the link to click is at the bottom of this email). It is a fine thing indeed to feel appreciated.

Have a fabulous, soulful Moon in Pisces day…