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Monday 11/6/2017: Sneak Peek at the Week; Catching Up on the News

And off we go again…

Buzz, buzz, buzz says the Moon in Gemini today…until it clashes with wet blanket Saturn around 9:57PM ET tonight. Moon goes void for all of five minutes at 5:39 AM ET on TUESDAY, then enters homeland security-seeking Cancer at 5:44AM ET. Get out of the house and get yourself to the polls! If you don’t vote, someone else will…and then you will be sorry. Just DO it!

Thoughts of home and family will drive TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY. Moon goes void at 12:15 AM on THURSDAY and enters regal party animal Leo at 7:29AM ET, where it seek to shine, shine, shine until midday on SATURDAY.

Exact planetary patterns — other than to the Moon — are as follows.  TUESDAY at 6:39 AM ET ET, Venus leaves Libra and plunges into the icy depths of Scorpio. That means we’ll have the planets representing how we need to think (Mercury); how we need to love (Venus) and how we need to act (Mars) in signs where they are more likely to behave badly. Mercury in Sagittarius can be sloppy in its thinking; Venus in Scorpio can be vindictive; Mars in Libra can be passive-aggressive or conflict-averse to the extreme.  Upside potential: thinking that pushes boundaries; affections that are loyal; actions that are pacifist/diplomatic. How will we see this manifest in the headlines?

Two other patterns driving the action this week involve the consolidation of power (Sun in harmony with Pluto, exact on Thursday at 7:08 AM ET), and the reinvention of the wheel (old guard Saturn in harmony with avant garde Uranus, exact on Saturday at 4;41 AM ET). Translation: and just like that, things changed. Example:  in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, there were “sweeping arrests” of cabinet ministers and royal princes, in a “corruption purge” (no doubt aided by Jupiter in Scorpio), initiated by a 32-year-old heir apparent to an old crown.  Here’s a useful op-ed on yet another trend towards the kind of authoritarian power grab that is totally in sync with planetary patterns. It could happen anywhere, including here. If you have a planet or point around 26 degrees of Aries, Leo or Sagittarius, maybe you’ll have an opportunity to put a fresh spin on an old patterns, too.

[These next four paragraphs were written on Friday, as a forecast for the weekend and the Full Moon in Taurus.]

TGIF!

Moon has been in Taurus as of 5:46AM ET, now waxing to its fullness at 1:23AM ET on SATURDAY. A Taurus Moon seeks material comfort and security, and comfort was what I was feeling last night when I happened to glance up at the sky and see the big, bright, beautiful Moon. When is the last time you looked up at the Moon?

This Full Moon is  a Supermoon — closer to Earth than usual. The Taurean needs of conservation and preservation are opposed by the Sun in Scorpio. Depth is a Scorpio need….but so is decay and breakdown…and I may not emphasize those needs enough. Taurus refers to “mine.” Scorpio refers to “ours”…and therein lies the potential conflict, illumination and release…especially in matters of resources.

You could make some practical magic over the next few days. The Taurus Moon, whilst ripe with emotion, is also in a grounding Earth sign. Venus — symbol of women, money, values and social expression — is in harmony with Saturn, facilitiating cooperation and structure. The magic kicks in with a surprise around 1:01 AM ET, when Venus opposes rebel Uranus, disrupting the status quo. Women: this is a chance to speak out — or become the first American woman to win the NYC Marathon in 40 years.  Planetary patterns also favor beautiful vision, with the Sun in harmony with Neptune, exact today at 3:23 PM ET. That’s the upside. The downside of Neptune is scandal, drugs and deception.

Moon goes void for an hour on SUNDAY…then enters chatty Gemini at 5:26 AM ET. Who’s the smartest kid in the room? How diverse and entertaining can you get? The bigger the better — but you might want to double check the details before pulling the trigger on your boundary-pushing ideas and communication. Why? Because Mercury — the way we need to think and communicate — enters Sagittarius, where it will travel forward — backward — and forward again — until January 11, 2018. We are likely to see some astonishingly ill-thought-out intiatives involving control in matters of publishing, opinion and foreign affairs around December 5th, when Mercury turns retrograde.

Anyhoo. No sleeping in on Monday…buzz, buzz, buzz.

And now, the news.

All hail Jupiter in Scorpio! Since October 10th we’re seeing a plethora of stories of wretched excess in matters of deep, dark, sexual secrets. Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, George H.W. Bush, Dustin Hoffman, Bill O’Reilly, NBC’s Mark Halpern, NPR’s Michael Oreskes, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon…all part of a growing list of powerful men who are being called out for their wretchedly excessive, abusive harassment and assaults against their objects of desire (all except one in this list were against women).  Apologies are being issued; careers are being ended; investigations (for some) are being opened. Men in politics are also being called out: a state legislator in Washington; a state legislator in Illinois; in Kentucky; and of course, some men in the U.S. Congress. Come on, ladies of the House and Senate — name names! Fast Company is keeping a list — here it is as of November 1st. As for all of those allegations against the Grabber-in-Chief, here’s the latest.

This is Dustin Hoffman’s horoscope. Sun in regal Leo; driven by the Moon in perfectionist Virgo. The Moon and dreamy Neptune are together in the 8th House; we see potential for a rich imagination and/or private fantasy seeking release to an other — whether it is a person or the general public. I can’t believe Mr. Hoffman is 80; Tootsie is one of my all-time favorite movies, and really, you’d think Mr. Hoffman might have learned something about sexual harassment from his involvement in that film. This year he has transiting Pluto crossing his fine,upstanding Capricorn Ascendant. Pluto rules his Midheaven — his public status. The suggestion here is the potential tear-down of his public image, with a disruptive element added courtesy of transiting Uranus to his natal Pluto.

Here is Kevin Spacey. The birth time is unconfirmed, though he is cited as the source. Another Leo Sun — perhaps with a Leo Ascendant — honestly he does come across as a double regal king. Moon in stability-seeking Taurus…but both Sun and Moon are challenged by nebulous Neptune. I could understand why he was involved with men and women…there’s considerable tension in this horoscope suggesting sensitivity and bewilderment over identity. An Earth Grand Trine among Mars conjunct Pluto in Virgo (a potentially forceful execution of perfect action), the Taurus Moon and a prominent Saturn in Capricorn suggests a need to project an air of self-sufficiency, as if the laws that apply to others do not apply to him.

Mr. Spacey is about to have his second Saturn return — an important time of assessing the accomplishments of the last 28-30 years. If his take on his birth time is correct, transiting Pluto to his Aries Midheaven is likely to effect a change in his public status, for better or for worse. Transiting Uranus will challenge his Taurus Moon, Leo Sun and Ascendant. More changes are suggested…possibly a move or other fresh start, reflecting a need for freedom and greater self-expression. Here’s the latest on all of the men who have said Mr. Spacey sexually harassed them…and the recent consequences.

UPDATE: the Democratic Party, which continues to experience upsets we could expect with transiting Uranus conjunct its pioneering Aries Moon. Cue former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile, now please. She last made headlines a year ago when she had to resign as a CNN commentator after it was revealed she’d leaked debate questions to the Clinton campaign.  On Thursday she revealed how horrified she was to discover exactly how the DNC “rigged” the primaries in favor of Hillary Clinton. Well duh…and double duh…as anyone noticing the absurd debate schedules set by the DNC in….oh gawd, was it 2015? Oh no…wait…now Ms. Brazile isn’t saying the DNC rigged the primaries after all.  I’m so confused. Why are we having this conversation now, days before an election?

Ms Brazile has transiting Jupiter on her Midheaven now and for the next month or so. Perfect time to go on a book tour. Here is her horoscope — time not officially confirmed.  fascinating to see her Sagiattarius Sun at 22 degrees — along with all the other political power players making news for the past year. Her Gemini Moon’s need to be the smartest kid in the room has also been under the streamling squeeze and focus of transiting Saturn, and that does not lift until December. An extra dose of anguish and effort was added this year by a measurement between Saturn and Pluto. If her 8:53 AM birth time is correct, a transit from Pluto to her Capricorn Ascendant is likely to be especially transformational for her in 2019.

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton. Any astrologer worth her salt could see the potential for a streamlining squeeze this year and into the end of the year. Her Moon at 22 Pisces may no longer be pressured by Saturn, but there is another measurement between the Sun and Saturn that will be exact on December 27th and is in effect now. Time will tell.

UPDATE: The horoscope of the P45 inauguration. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s first indictment was unsealed days after a disruptive hit to the public status of P45’s decrepit administration. That hit was the second challenge of Uranus to the Midheaven, suggesting shake-ups. The third hit happens on March 12, 2018 — and this will be a few days after another disruptive measurement between Uranus and Pluto. The day before Mueller’s indictment — against P45’s former campaign chair Paul Manafort (for starters) — transiting Saturn squared the inauguration chart’s Mars, suggesting frustrated action. Note that there will be an even heavier Saturn-Mars hit on November 24th, but definitely in effect now.

More scandalous sex and money revelations, courtesy of Jupiter (expansion) in Scorpio (sexual secrets; other peoples’ money): the probe in the U.S. Navy’s “Fat Leonard” scandal (prostitutes and payola) expands to include at least 60 admirals; the relentless Guardian publishes the must-read  “Paradise Papers,” exposing more “secrets of the world elite’s hidden wealth”; Paradise Papers reveal  links between U.S. Commerce Secretary and Putin’s family; how Russia funded investments in Facebook and Twitter via an associate of Jared Kushner.

Finally, rebel Uranus opposed Venus early Sunday morning, suggesting unconventional women would be making headlines. So often I’ll see in the obituaries the death of someone who expresses the potential of that day’s planetary patterns. On Sunday Nancy Friday, “best-selling student of gender politics,” passed away in Manhattan. Astrology is amazing.

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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday & Tuesday 7/11-12/2016: Sneak Peek at the Week; Rudy, Newt & Meanwhile, Across the Pond…

Good Morning!

The work week begins with the Moon in Libra, where it has been since Sunday at 4:32AM ET. Its need for social graces, harmony and balance in relationship flowed without interference yesterday, save perhaps for a mental buzz or startling revelation suggested by Mercury in a supercharged connection with innovative Uranus and energetic Mars, exact Sunday night at 10PM ET and Monday at 3:29AM ET. What was the big brainstorm?

On Monday, the Libra Moon’s need to keep the peace is challenged by Pluto at 12:46PM ET and by the Sun at 8:52PM ET. The former suggests emotional intensity and power plays. The latter is the First Quarter Moon — suggesting a challenge to the New Moon agenda you set last Monday.  Another upset is suggested on Tuesday at 5:30AM ET, when Moon opposes Uranus. But you’re used to these weekly clashes among the Pluto, Uranus and the Moon, right?

Moon goes void on Tuesday at 11:01AM ET, on a charged connection with Mercury, suggesting  communications that may result in a much ado about nothing crisis during the long void. At 11AM ET tomorrow, Bernie Sanders is scheduled to formally endorse Hillary Clinton. Moon enters the next sign — Scorpio — at 4:52PM ET, seeking depth, substance, control and perhaps a bit of self-indulgent moodiness.

Planetary patterns of note this week include Venus (social expression) and Mercury (thought and communication) both leaving nurturing Cancer for drama queen Leo. For the next few weeks, it’s showtime! Venus enters Leo at 1:34AM ET on Tuesday; Mercury follows at 8:47PM ET on Wednesday. They both meet up with a rose-colored opinionated roar on Saturday at 6PM ET.

At 9:30AM ET on Saturday, the Cancer Sun will be challenged by rebel Uranus, possibly reflecting the other shoe dropping after the intense power plays of last Thursday’s opposition between the Sun and Pluto. Also on Saturday just before midnight ET (11:45PM), we’ll have an easy flow between the Sun and Mars, operating efficiently in Scorpio. May it be used for better, not for worse.

Your Moon voids for the week — natural breaks in the action when efforts to move forward in a straight line may be impacted by curious twists and flakes — are as follows: Tuesday 11:01AM ET – 4:52PM ET; Thursday 6:22PM ET – 5:14AM ET; Sunday 4:57AM ET – 3:33PM ET. Remember that crises that crop up during voids are often much ado about nothing. Stick to routine concerns and chill!

And now, the news.

Since I’m writing this under the influence of Monday’s erratic Mercury-Uranus square, these items will be suitably provocative, brilliant and in no particular order.

Speaking of erratic, Rudy Giuliani. Why is he all over my newsfeed, where he hasn’t been since March of 2015, when he hijacked my forecast? Back then it was transiting Mars at the Aries Point, putting pressure on his Aries Point Midheaven and Ascendant. Yesterday it was transiting Mars again — at an exact square to his regal Leo Moon, prompting a blah blah blah about #BlackLivesMatter being “inherently racist” and that we really need “boots on the ground” to fight ISIS — presumably so long as those boots are not his own. Wow, that  was so helpful, Mr. Giuliani. Thank you!

With his natal Mars in Leo (where it may well get away with murder, as astrologer Grant Lewi  once observed, placed  so close to Pluto, we can appreciate his penchant for forceful, imperious action. Hillary Clinton also has Mars conjunct Pluto in Leo (and even more intricately involved in her persona). Oh, but there is more with Mr. Giuliani. His bewildering 2015 Neptune-Sun transit is behind him, and now he has Solar Arc Midheaven and Ascendant in nearly exact contact with his natal rebel Uranus all year. This suggests opportunities and needs for taking the stage, shining in the spotlight and perhaps a dramatic new direction in his career/public status. Let’s watch.

UPDATE: On July 14th it was announced that Mr. Giuliani will be one of the speakers at next week’s Republican Convention.

I am kicking myself for not posting this next one last night, when I started drafting it. You’d be kicking yourself too, if you were experiencing transiting Saturn square Pluto, but that’s another story. THIS story is about the fact that in the aftermath of last Thursday’s Sun-Mercury-Pluto power play, combined with the chick-friendly upset of Venus, challenged by rebel Uranus and give-me-a-place-at-the-table-or-I-will-tear-your-head-off Eris, Britain is absolutely, positively going to have a woman running the show as prime minister. Which one of two possible contenders was to be decided on in September….but

With all of last week’s intensity, I stepped away from the headlines for a few days. Finally got around to following up on the birth data for the two women — Andrea Leadsom and Theresa May — last night. Didn’t read a single story about them — just looked at the charts, birth times unknown. First thought: wow, they are both so  conservative…with Ms. Leadsom’s horoscope striking me as a bit more militant. And this confused me, because I momentarily forgot that the UK has a parliamentary system of government, which means the political party that is in power elects the prime minister. It’s not like in America, where candidates from different parties compete for the top slot in a general election. The party in power in the UK right now is the Conservative Party; ergo, we’d expect its members to have horoscopes reflecting this potential.

Theresa May (Oct 1, 1956 in Eastbourne UK), is having a Jupiter return, so I thought that gave her an edge over Andrea Leadsom (May 13, 1963 in Aylesbury UK) who true to her name, did have a lead as of last week. True,  the make-it-happen needs of Ms. Leadsom’s Capricorn Moon might be supercharged by transiting Uranus or Pluto…or fired up by solar arcs from the Sun and Mars. Can’t tell without an exact time.  Transiting Uranus has been intensifying Ms. Leadsom’s pioneering Venus at 23 Aries — and that will continue through the rest of the year.  But Theresa May’s Jupiter return is happening right now at 17 Virgo…and transiting Jupiter will meet up with her Libra Sun in October. That looks good for expansion, don’t you think?

So this morning it was reported that Ms. Leadsom has suddenly (translation: transiting Uranus likely hit something in her horoscope) withdrawn her candidacy,  and there was a kerfuffle over the weekend about Ms. Leadsom saying she was more qualified to serve as PM because she was a mother. Ms. Leadsom was against Brexit; then she supported it (more erratic rebel Uranus at play in the horoscope, likely). Ms. May, in contrast,  favored staying in the EU. Ms. May, with her solar arc Neptune at the Aries Point, could be poised to blossom as a visionary over the next year or so. That would be a high-octave manifestation of the potential of Neptune.

UPDATE: There was no waiting until September. The third hit of Ms. May’s Jupiter return was July 6th. On July 13th, she was invited by the Queen to become Prime Minister and form a government. As expected, Theresa May accepted. Here is the photo of the new Prime Minister and the Queen.

Meanwhile, over the weekend the Moon was in Virgo — as noted in the last forecast — encouraging you to clean up your act at least through Saturday. The NYT facilitated your organizing efforts with a lengthy piece about Marie Kondo, whose Kon-Mari system of decluttering continues to take the world by storm.

Elsewhere, I’m delighted to report that Isabella Rossellini has been rehired by Lancome. Ms. Rossellini was fired twenty years ago because at 43, she was declared to be too old and thus of no monetary value — and that’s when I stopped buying Lancome products. Plenty of women between 45 and 60 are likely to treated as if they’re worthless in the workforce, says Ms. Rossellini. Her re-hire by Lancome is happening just as Jupiter (ruling her outspoken Sagittarius Ascendant) is meeting up with Uranus by solar arc.  Here is her horoscope. We could expect a lucky break for her right about now. Welcome back, Ms. Rossellini!

A solar arc, for Avid Readers who are new to astrology, is one way astrologers use to measure the timing of opportunity and events in a horoscope. So whenever you see the words “solar arc,” just think, “Ah! An opportunity presents itself.” Got that? Same thing with the word “transit” or “transiting.” It means “this is an opportunity to work with the potential of whatever planets are making contact/transiting one another.” Clear?

Continuing to reflect last week’s powerful, dirt-exposing potential, especially on behalf of women who are mad as hell  and aren’t going to take it any more (last week’s Venus square Uranus-Eris):  after Gretchen Carlson filed a lawsuit accusing Fox News head Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, six more women told similar stories — going back decades — with more presumably to follow. In the NYT, a former trader weighed in with this expose, “How Wall Street Bro Talk Keeps Women Down.”   In other news, Bill Cosby was informed that a lawsuit charging him with sexual assault will go forward, true to patterns in his horoscope continually noted in this forecast, and despite multiple efforts on his part to delay the inevitable.

Meanwhile, Newt Gingrich is getting a lot of press for being a potential Republican VP nominee. I’ve written about Mr. Gingrich several times in the past — way back in 2012 when he announced his run for president. Even back then I noted how much he and Donald Trump have in common: they are both Geminis with Moon in righteously opinionated Sagittarius, with no small amount of visionary or simply fantastic pixie-dust to sell. This year, Mr. Gingrich’s horoscope — with its unconfirmed 11:45PM birthtime — is poised for zealous and formidable action, regardless of the time.  How so?

First, consider a solar arc between Mr. Gingrich’s Sun and Uranus, exact at the end of June. This suggests an opportunity to shine as himself and be accepted. Second, consider  patterns between Mars (action!) and Pluto (empowerment), as well as the Sun and Mars,  suggesting the zealous and formidable action  — needing to seek a broad public reach — noted above. These are patterns in effect through the rest of 2016. In 2017, if  the 11:45PM birth time is correct — and this is a BIG if — we see a potential for recognition and reward that comes along rarely in a lifetime (solar arc Sun = Midheaven), combined with a definite windfall/big break potential suggested by transiting Uranus to his natal Jupiter. Definitely one to watch over the next year. Sun refers to life force/ego identity; Midheaven refers to career/status.

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