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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday & Friday 1/21-22/2016: She’s Baaaaaaack!

The Gemini Moon went void while most of you were sleeping early Thursday — between 3:01 AM ET and 8:28AM ET. If your morning comes with an odd twist or flake in your efforts to move forward in a straight line, mind the void and do not make a mountain out of a molehill of perceived crisis. Chill!

Once the Moon enters Cancer, it flows without interruption for the rest of the day, seeking to fulfill its focus on emotional/family/homeland security needs.  Rose-colored visions and other dreamy escapes may be facilitated in the evening, as the Moon trines Neptune at 10:53 PM. On Friday, the Cancer Moon is less flowing, making it weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus at 12:34PM ET and 2:32PM ET, respectively.  Also clashing with Pluto (on Friday at 5:04AM ET) and Uranus (yesterday at 1:28PM ET): mental Mercury (retrograde), suggesting tech and cosmic revelations, volatile communications and dirty dirt revealed. Emotional sensitivity is  suggested by a Cancer Moon. Be kind.

Meanwhile, happy birthday to Aquarius! The Sun entered this airy (mental), fixed (organizing) sign on Wednesday at 10:28AM ET.  Keywords for Aquarius include innovation, eccentricity, friendship, humanitarian, unconventional, rocket scientist and/or mad genius. If you were born with the Sun in Aquarius, you have the energy to innovate and intellectualize with others. If your Moon is in Aquarius, you need to be socially significant — and dare I say appreciated for it. You probably need to be unusual, too. Sarah Palin was born with the Sun in Aquarius, along with Mars and Saturn…

…which brings us to the news.

Yes, the woman least likely to receive an honorary degree in English from any university in the known universe is back, just in time for transiting Venus in rowdy, foot-in-mouth Sagittarius to make contact with her natal Venus at 0 degrees of warrior Aries. I’m kvelling as I type!  The NYT is striving mightily to translate whatever words Sarah Palin was trying to say on Tuesday night, as she endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential run in Iowa. It’s interesting that her words are such a focus during this Mercury retrograde, as Mercury turned retrograde at 0 Aquarius, just one degree shy of her natal Mercury at 1 Aquarius.

I’m not surprised that Ms. Palin would hitch her star to Mr. Trump, given the Ivana Trump-inspired updo she sported for years. Nor I am surprised by the empowering reach for ego-recognition and reward, with transiting Uranus and Pluto making contact with Ms. Palin’s Jupiter (reward, expansion) in me-me-me Aries. Pluto-Jupiter patterns suggest power and resources. Are we surprised to learn that she’d love love love to be President Trump’s Secretary of Energy? Pluto will continue to amplify her Jupiter through 2016. She’s definitely baaaaaaaaaaack!

Meanwhile, thanks to Avid Reader Lucy, who wanted to make sure I did not miss this Big Cosmic Revelation: researchers at CalTech have found evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system, with a “bizarre, highly elongated orbit” around the Sun.  It will be interesting to see what our collective consciousness names our newly-discovered neighbor. Because if you want to know where you’re at, look at who you’re with.

In other quirky tech news, there’s a new “world’s largest prime number” in town — with 22 million digits.

This week we’ve seen plenty of revelations in communications, reflecting the potential of Mercury retrograde (bringing back past issues for REview), supercharged by Uranus and Pluto.  A public inquiry has concluded that a former Russian spy who was poisoned in London back in 2006 was “probably” done so by order of Vladimir Putin. I last wrote about Mr. Putin here.

In the category of more dirt released, we learn that some of Mrs. Clinton’s world-famous emails contained information that was more than just “top secret”. Meanwhile, Michigan governor Rick Snyder released emails strongly suggesting that state officials were in a state of dismissive denial over complaints from residents of Flint that their water was not safe to drink.

Elsewhere, California announced efforts to dig up dirt on whether ExxonMobil lied (for years) about what it did and did not know about climate change and the impact of oil production upon it….as it was announced that 2015 was the hottest year on record. Finally, bewildering dirt on Marco Rubio, expressing the wretched excess and pixie-dust potential of last weekend’s Venus-Jupiter square, combined with a Mars-Neptune trine. That’s what some might say about the details of Bernie Sanders‘ Medicare-for-all health care plan, also released in recent days. Judge it for yourself.

Markets are volatile this week. Will write about that another time, but here is a useful perspective from the NYT…and here, too.

Finally, from Canada: 500 voices singing in unison David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. Just because…and also because the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 20 Capricorn – “a hidden choir singing” — is still on my mind.

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Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 5/1/2015 & the Weekend: Nick Loeb, Poster Child for Sunday’s Full Moon in Scorpio

TGIF!

Moon is in airy, people-pleasing Libra today and Saturday. Arise, go forth and be socially gracious. Note the potential for power plays and/or upsets around 5:08PM ET and 9:54PM ET, when the Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus.

Avoid the yard sales and shopping sprees on Saturday, as the Moon will be void between 10AM and 9:47PM ET. Chill and take care of routine matters; roll with any twists that come up in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Once the Moon enters Scorpio, the intensity factor is likely to rise, courtesy of the Moon waxing to its fullness on Sunday at 11:42PM ET.

A Full Moon in Scorpio highlights the polarity between “ours” and “mine”…in possessions, values and resources. This Full Moon is colored by a face-off between Mercury in Gemini and Saturn in Sagittarius, suggesting a need to think with disciplined ambition. That can be harsh. The good news is that Mercury (mindset, communication) functions well in Gemini. Let the witticisms fly and the intellect shine!  The X factor is how that well-functioning mindset will be applied. Sure, it can make the trains run on time…but do you really want to live in Italy under Mussolini’s dictatorial control?

Thinking of Mussolini is apt for another pattern that is part of Sunday’s Full Moon, and that would be an exuberant challenge between the Sun in Taurus and Jupiter in Leo. That aspect is exact Monday at 5:02AM ET, but it can be felt now. It adds no small sliver of festive potential and sensory indulgence to the emotionally intense and mentally focused energy of this Full Moon weekend. It also suggests the potential for some stubborn and regal drama. Mussolini was a regal Leo, in case you did not know.

Take this controversial op-ed from Thursday’s NYT, penned by Nick Loeb. Last year Mr. Loeb broke up with his fiancee, the actress Sofia Vergara, and it’s complicated.  In happier times, they talked about having children, and thanks to the wonders of modern technology, they created a few embryos, one of which they hoped a surrogate would carry to term — but only if both of them were in agreement that things should move forward. And then they broke up. And she already has a child. And he’s suing her for custody of the embryos.

As I’m reading his thoughts on the subject, I’m thinking, “Man, if this isn’t a Jupiter-Leo thing talking, I’ll eat my hat”. Words like “king complex” and “entitlement” popped into my head. And guess what? Mr. Loeb is in fact a Leo, with Mercury also in Leo…and it’s just been conjoined by transiting Jupiter in Leo!  This king is feeling expansive, along with his edicts. We do not have a birth time for Mr. Loeb, so I can’t confirm whether he has Moon in late Taurus or early Gemini….but he does have Jupiter in me-me-me Aries and Mars in mine-mine-mine Taurus.

This intense personal drama is an apt example of the mine vs. ours potential of this Full Moon.

Here is Ms. Vergara’s horoscope. Students of astrology, what do you see? Think Mr. Loeb will prevail?

If you’re struggling with a big emotional drama, I would be delighted to help you sort it out by providing an objective astrological perspective. Here’s the 411 on consultations.

No sleeping in on Monday, btw.

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 4/5/2011: Obama, Scalia and More

Why do things happen when they do, according to astrology? Your horoscope is a map of a moment in time — the moment, presumably, when you took your first breath. That map (you could also call it a pattern — or even a software program for the soul) does not change. But the planets keep moving, and as as they move, they connect with planets and points in your horoscope. Imagine a cue ball striking other balls on a pool table. The cue ball is a transiting planet — one that is moving. The other balls are planets in your horoscope — not moving. Got that? So when those balls on the table are being triggered by transiting planets/cue balls, the horoscope is “hot” and  things happen.

For example, last Tuesday a man presumably on his way to work was issued a ticket after rear-ending another car stopped in traffic. This man, born Mar 11, 1936 @ 8:55PM in Trenton, NJ, had his natal Mars in impulsive, impatient Aries triggered by last Monday’s Jupiter – Saturn opposition. This suggests frustration or delays in efforts to expand or move forward, directly connected to his 3rd house of short journeys.  The man’s Mercury (mind, communication, travel) is currently under the influence of nebulous Neptune, perhaps clouding his usual sharp focus. Transiting Mercury was stationary retrograde almost exactly opposite his Libra Ascendant and Pluto in Cancer.  There’s more, but that’s enough to suggest a potentially explosive release of energy projected in a public one-on-one encounter, as a result of unfocused thinking and impatient and/or aggressive actions curbed by certain controls, such as two tons of steel blocking one’s path. Such was the case with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia http://articles.latimes.com/2011/mar/30/news/la-pn-scalia-traffic-ticket-20110330 Fascinating!

Meanwhile, rumors that Barack Obama would announce his campaign for re-election on Monday had me flummoxed. Launch a major initiative during a void of course Moon? But…why? I was therefore surprised to receive an official announcement email from his campaign committee time-stamped 4:13AM — two hours before the void began. Hmmm…interesting.  Do you remember a few weeks ago, when Obama ordered our military forces into Libya, I observed that the top of Obama’s horoscope (which has to do with career, status and reputation) was being challenged by a square from nebulous Neptune, suggesting confusion and/or illusion in those areas of his life. Others may find his actions bewildering — or inspiring; Obama may be struggling to present a clearly defined picture, but somehow the message is diluted and/or dissolved. Would you believe that the chart for 4:13AM 4/4/2011 in Washington DC shows this EXACT aspect: Neptune challenging this top of the chart!! Coincidence or conspiracy?

Finally, this tidbit: Steven L. Newman, CEO of Transocean Ltd., the company that co-produced last April’s Mercury retrograde disaster (the Deepwater Horizon oil spill), might well benefit from an astrologer on his staff. Apparently unaware of the likely effects of Mercury retrograde in impatient, impulsive Aries, last week Newman proudly announced…oh, let me just quote the opening line of the CNN article. Warning! May cause spit takes:

“The owner of the Gulf of Mexico oil rig that exploded last year, killing 11 workers and leading to what has been called the worst oil spill ever, said Monday that calling 2010 its “best year” in safety “may have been insensitive.”

But surely not as insensitive as Newman’s reported $200,000 salary increase. Did I just hear you mutter, “that’s not FAIR!”  (see yesterday’s forecast) Congratulations, you’re reflecting perfectly Saturn’s current journey through Libra.  http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/04/04/gulf.spill.bonuses/index.html?hpt=T2

Bottom line: in a Mercury retrograde, especially THIS Mercury retrograde, silence can be a very good friend.

Tuesday dawns with some lunar traction in Taurus, a sign that needs to establish material security by giving form to — and organizing — ideas. No void Moon on a work day — woo-hoo! This can be a wonderfully productive day, buoyed by an optimistic, expansive connection between the Sun and jolly Jupiter, the cosmic sugar daddy. Buy a few lottery tickets, especially if you’re celebrating a birthday this week or if you have a planet at 16-17 degrees of Aries. Hey, you never know. And definitely get it done today, as opposed to Wednesday, because the Moon goes void again Tuesday at 7:02PM EDT…and doesn’t enter Gemini until 7:22AM EDT Thursday.

Tomorrow, a look at the horoscope of Governor Paul LePage, currently employed by the people of the State of Maine. To the readers who made this request several days ago, thanks for your patience.