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Astro-logical Forecast for Sunday-Monday 1/4-5/2015: Full Moon in Cancer; Bono & Other News

…and a very Happy New Year to you.

Writing this during the long void-of-course Moon in Gemini that’s been going on since 6:55AM ET …not to enter Cancer until 8:08PM ET tonight. If you’re doing Moon void-y things like chilling out, going with the flow, focusing on routine tasks and generally resting or wandering, the otherwise supercharged patterns happening today may well pass you by. And those patterns would be the enterprising Capricorn Sun hooking up with Pluto at 6:32PM ET, ready for a power play hours after freedom-mandating Uranus insists on a state of independence.  Upside: potential empowerment and/or emancipation. Downside: for whose benefit? Remember, planets have nothing to do with how energy is used. We humans have plenty of free will to choose whether we act for better or for worse.

Meanwhile, at 9:48AM ET, Venus (love, money, art, women) entered “I love you, but don’t take it personally” Aquarius. Venus in Aquarius suggest less status-seeking and social-climbing; more friendly vibes and humanitarian concerns in social expression, if a bit unconventional.  That’s the vibe until January 28th, when Venus enter Pisces with a sigh an empathic sigh.

Tonight’s Cancer Moon is happy to stay close to home, where it can focus on preserving emotional security. If emotions are running high, look to the Full Moon, which will be exact Sunday at 11:53PM ET. During the day tomorrow, there is much practical potential in the social expression front, as Venus will be anchored by Saturn in philosophical Sagittarius. Where are you going and what does it all mean — in your relationship — and your finances? What do you value?

As Sunday evening falls, the potential for revelations and catharses (for better or worse) rises, as the Moon makes its weekly clash with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square. Communication may be jumbled as mental Mercury leaves Capricorn for rocket scientist Aquarius at 8:08PM ET. Mercury in Aquarius is happily wonky and less concerned with every darn word needing a practical purpose or why bother saying it. The jumble comes from having to adjust to the new mental vibe….and OMG we’ll have plenty of time to appreciate the weirdly stubborn-yet-perfectly-cerebral-technogeek Aquarian mindset, given that Mercury won’t leave the sign of the Water Bearer until March 12th. Why?

Because Mercury turns retrograde on January 21st. You will love it.

Keep an eye on world events on this Full Moon in comparison to events that happen around April 4th. Both lunations will trigger the Uranus-Pluto square, so we’ll see if things that happen now will be moved further along in April (I expect they will be).  Certainly if you have a planet or angle around 15 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn, you will be feeling some shift in your life, especially if Sun, Moon or angles are involved. And if you do not know where your angles are and if they are involved, get thee to an astrologer forthwith! Otherwise I am going to wonder why you are reading astrological forecasts without considering how these planetary cycles might be reflected in your own life development — and how helpful it would be to know the game plan.

The Sabian Symbols for the Full Moon are, for the Moon: “A group of people who have overeaten and enjoyed it”; and for the Sun: “Many toys in the children’s ward of a hospital”. This inspired Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee to muse thoughtfully about themes of hospitality, hospices and stewardship, as well as the virtues of “guarding the joy and pleasures of life without straying into repeated excess” versus “avoiding life’s issues through indulgence in trifles”.  If you do not have Bovee’s lovely book about Sabian Symbols, consider adding it to your collection.

And now, the news.

I do love this week between Christmas and New Year’s, as much of the Western World takes time to rest without the pressure of daily deadlines. This doesn’t suggest a lack of productivity. It’s just….nice…and I hope you’ve enjoyed many blessings whilst ringing out 2014.

That being said, there are a few headlines that have caught my eye  — with more on what we might expect as reality check Saturn moves through Sagittarius (collective beliefs and mass communication) for the next two years.  Saturn is limitation and control.  So how about this item:  “Web Freedom Seen as a Growing Global Issue.” access…and perhaps…censorship?

Today there was a story about a widow who was stunned to watch her husband die on commercial TV — months after his passing — in primetime, no less. Seems that when he was taken to the ER after being hit by a sanitation truck, cameras were rolling in the operating room, courtesy of the “why should we bother paying writers and actors to create scripted shows when we can get them for practically free” forces behind the reality show, “NY Med”.  The family of the deceased patient has sued, citing violations of privacy. So far, they have not prevailed in court. What do you think?

Meanwhile, add Bono to the list of people with life events likely reflecting the potential squeeze of Saturn to planets and/or angles in the horoscope. In November he had an accident while bicycling in Central Park, breaking his arm in six places. Today he released a statement noting that “he may never play guitar again”. He will spend the next several months recovering and preparing for a summer tour, which is when Saturn will return to the place it was at the time of the accident — right at the top of his horoscope, ruling his Ascendant, an important health center. Feel free to send him healing thoughts so he may succeed with his efforts to be at the top of his game this summer. Overall patterns in his horoscope for the next few years are intense, as you might imagine.

As for Monday…

Sunday’s Cancer Full Moon at 11:53PM ET immediately goes void, not to enter Leo until 6:03AM ET on TUESDAY. So a slow or wandering start to the back-to-work week can be forgiven, though focusing on practical to-do lists is suggested  — and aided and abetted by a cooperative alignment between mental Mercury and disciplined Saturn at 5:21PM ET Monday. This is the only exact aspect of the day.

In the next forecast, I hope to offer some thoughts on major planetary patterns of 2015, including the end of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square on March 15th/16th, depending on your time zone.

Thank you for reading this forecast.

To find out what planetary patterns suggest for you in 2015, consider scheduling a personal astro-logical consultation.






Astro-logical Forecast for Monday-Friday 12/29/2014-1/2/2015: Sneak Peek at a Rollicking Week

Good morning!

There’s plenty of energy for work or play, courtesy of a proactive Aries Moon that’s always up for something new. Let it carry you through the day with gusto, being careful not to butt heads in a petty disagreement when mental Mercury challenges the Moon at 12:16 PM ET. Keep on truckin’, then chill at 7:46PM ET, when Moon goes void until 5:56AM ET.

Tuesday, Wednesday and part of Thursday are driven by a material security-seeking Moon in Taurus. Slow and steady is the pace of Taurus, compared to the impatient Aries charge.  Use it to temper and structure the power surge suggested by other patterns that will be exact Thursday and through the weekend, but likely felt now (more on those in a minute). Also note that Taurus is a sensual sign that does adore its creature comforts. A New Year’s Eve celebration with extra helpings of caviar, Champagne and music, too? If not quite so luxurious, perhaps an abundance of whatever comforts are available.  Happy, happy!

A Moon void on New Year’s Day between 7:19AM and 12:08PM ET is a perfect excuse to take your time recovering from the prior evening’s indulgence, despite the surge of physicality looking for a release as assertive Mars faces off against expansive Jupiter at 2:49PM ET.  You’ll feel that surge more personally if you have a planet or angle around 21 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius…or if you were born around the 13th of February, May, August or November. In the news, watch for headlines that are over-the-top.

After 12:08PM ET on Thursday there should be much to talk about, as the Moon enters information-junkie Gemini through Saturday night.  Though exact patterns on Friday are almost non-existent, we’re building to a Full Moon (in Cancer) on Sunday and super-charged contacts on Saturday, as the Capricorn Sun is challenged by rebel Uranus at 3:40AM ET and then meets up with ruthless Pluto at 6:32PM ET.

In the sign of Capricorn, Sun and Pluto suggest power plays related to government, corporate and patriarchal structures. Corruption exposed and other forms of news from underground, including oil and gas, seismic and/or explosive shifts in the natural world are also possibilities. Shake-ups, rebellions, revelations and other “change or die” events are added to the mix, especially by quirky individuals perhaps born ahead of their time.  Credit rebel Uranus in Aries for that pioneering spirit, challenging the established Pluto in Capricorn order. These themes can all be found in a lengthy  front-page story just posted about “oil, corruption and death” involving the ousted leader of a Native American tribe in North Dakota. For more shake-ups and revelations, consider this story about how a new approach to genetic mutations — random disruptions & thus ruled by unpredictable Uranus — is “turning genetic research on its head”.

If you were born around the 1st of January, April, July and October, you’re feeling the shake-ups more personally, as well as anyone with a planet or angle around 15 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. But wait — there’s more. You’re still in the hot seat on Sunday, as the Full Moon in Cancer at 11:53PM ET also triggers 15 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. More on the Full Moon in the next forecast.

And now, the news.

Saturn has been in Sagittarius for less than a week and already there’s sobering news about publishing, mass communications and other Sag concerns that we’ll be working through over the next few years. Exhibit A: authors annoyed with Amazon over its alleged continued devaluation of their written words.  This time it’s authors inspired to self-publish (under the influence of the entrepreneurial spirit of Uranus in Aries), who are Not Happy.

The article notes:

Complaints about literary overproduction are ancient. “To write and have something published is less and less something special,” the French critic Sainte-Beuve wrote in 1839. “Why not me, too? everyone asks.”

I read that and thought, “I bet Sainte-Beuve wrote that when Saturn was in Sagittarius.” I looked it up. He did. Yes, we have all been here before. Planetary patterns run in cycles. Good to know about them, especially how they run in your own personal horoscope.

Also making headlines: a list of media companies (and executives) in the hot seat in 2015 — so keep an eye on them. In other news,  Gmail accounts have been blocked in China. North Korea’s internet service was disrupted over the weekend, as well as Sony’s PlayStation service. Speaking of Sony, it changed course and released its controversial film, The Interview, online and in some theaters.

Elsewhere, on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd copped to a hardcore reality (Saturn) about why mainstream media shows like his (Sagittarius) are so soft on their guests. I see Saturn in Sagittarius in this headline, too: “In Battle to Defang ISIS, U.S. Targets Its Psychology“. Limitation and/or restructuring (Saturn) through collective beliefs (Sagittarius)?

Meanwhile, the departure chart for AirAsia flight 8501 (5:27AM 12/28/2014 in Surabaya, Indonesia), now presumed to be “at the bottom of the sea” does have a few notable similarities to the departure chart of MH370, which disappeared on March 8th.  Coincidence or conspiracy?

And finally, Pope Francis is taking full advantage of his potential for supercharged action and communication now and over the next few years, as Uranus and Pluto make contact with his natal Mars and Mercury. Having facilitated a breakthrough in US-Cuba relations, he’s now focused on saving the rest of the world from climate change with a host of super-amazing initiatives. Look for more daring actions for the sake of world peace, balance and harmony from Pope Francis in 2015.  What have you got planned?

What does your horoscope suggest for you in 2015?  A personal astro-logical consultation would be a brilliant way to start the New Year.