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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 3/9/2015: Sneak Peek at the Week

Happy Monday!

After a 12-hour void, the Moon shifted into gear in Scorpio at 9:10AM ET. East Coasters, if you lingered in bed — perhaps trying to recapture that hour of sleep you lost yesterday thanks to Daylight Savings Time — you likely got away with it.

A Scorpio Moon suggests a need for depth, substance and control. Fluffy it ain’t, especially with action hero Mars pulling focus all week (see Friday’s forecast for details). Forge ahead on those weighty matters. Understand that others may have their own heavy agenda, too. It’s not all about you, even with Mars, Venus and Uranus in me-me-me Aries, challenging efforts to prove otherwise. Self-assertive acts bordering on rebellion may pull focus.

Your push for advancement may be especially aided and abetted if you have a planet or angle around 15 degrees of just about every sign — but especially Cancer, Libra, Capricorn…and super-especially for Aries. Dear readers, your horoscope is much more complex than your Sun Sign.  This is why I do not write daily forecasts for each sign; I believe it does everyone a disservice.  Say you’re a Scorpio with a 14 degree Libra Ascendant and Moon at 15 Aries. Your life might be on fire right about now — for better or for worse — and no general forecast for Scorpio would give you the faintest clue as to why. Get to know your whole horoscope — or hire a trained professional to explain it to you in plain English. It will serve you for life.

But I digress. The energy boost and buzz this week comes courtesy of Mars, as it aligns (tomorrow) with expansive Jupiter. Then it is supercharged by rebel Uranus and potent Pluto on Wednesday. Other patterns of significance include mental Mercury leaving Aquarius for Pisces on Thursday, and Saturn turning retrograde on Saturday until early August.More on that later this week.

The 800 pound gorilla in the room is the buzz of the seventh Uranus-Pluto square, exact next Monday at 9:50PM ET. Will the world end? No, but pay close attention to the headlines this week, because those are the issues to be faced and dealt with for the rest of this decade and beyond. Is it a coincidence that Naomi Klein’s new book, This Changes Everything is being excerpted now by The Guardian? Heck no, and if you’re an avid reader of this forecast, you’ll remember that on the fifth exact Uranus-Pluto square last April, the Big News was a huge shift in awareness that climate change was real. That, and a Princeton study concluding that the United States was no longer a democracy, but an oligarchy.

Unlike the past two weeks, there aren’t many Moon voids to detour your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Moon will be void Wednesday from 3:46PM until 7:30PM ET…and then on Friday from 7:11PM ET until 2:40AM on Saturday. That’s it. So get to work — with depth, intensity and substance.

And now, the news.

With Mars pulling focus, we’d anticipate  more than the usual headlines about aggression, e.g., “UN Report Cites Alarming Level of Attacks Against Women“; or, “Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak Isn’t Telling“.  Yik Yak is a free app that is popular among students. At its worst, it’s like a slam book on steroids. Like we need another slam book in cyberspace.

Meanwhile, the Uranus-Pluto square, as I have noted before, presents us with an opportunity to advance initiatives that were started at the beginning of the Uranus-Pluto cycle. That would be the Uranus-Pluto conjunction of 1965-1966. Think of it as equal to a New Moon. The square is like a First Quarter Moon.

Thus it is no coincidence that matters of civil rights have been demanding attention during the past few years. Over the weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Selma, Alabama, 50 years after 600 civil rights activists attempted to march from Selma to Montgomery  to raise awareness of voting rights inequality.  They were stopped, tear-gassed and beaten by Alabama police. The brutality was televised. Awareness was raised. In August of 1965, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act, prohibiting racial discrimination in voting. How are we doing now?

When Uranus and Pluto make contact, the status quo is disrupted. Consider gender equality, another hotbed issue in the 1960s. I find it fascinating to see how that cause has been re-ignited and re-defined. The issue is now not just one of women’s rights; it’s about rights for transgendered people, too…and rights and recognition for people whose gender identity might even be “none of the above”.

Two final stories. The first reflects a pioneering Venus in Aries, combined with Mars challenging technogeek Uranus (also in Aries) and Pluto (power, transformation). The Facebook page “I F***ing Love Science” posted tributes to sixteen pioneering women scientists — for International Women’s Day. These women deserve to be known.

Second, a follow-up to an article I linked here last week from the NYT about “things we can’t explain” — you know, “woo-woo stuff”  that is rarely discussed in Serious News Publications. You may have heard that over the weekend, a toddler in Utah was rescued from a car that had plunged into a river. It is believed she was trapped for up to 14 hours. Her mother did not survive.  A story published in the Deseret News (“the first news organization and the longest continuously-operating business in the state of Utah — owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”), reports that the four police officers who rescued the child say they heard a voice crying for help. But when they finally found her, she was unconscious. Where did that voice come from? The Guardian makes no mention of the voice. Raw Story picked it up, though. Haven’t read other versions yet.

Cue “Twilight Zone” music now, please….

What’s going on your horoscope?  Find out in a personal astro-logical consultation. I guarantee you will find our discussion helpful.





Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 3/22/2013 & The Weekend: Fiery, Festive & Matt Lauer, Too.

Party on, dude and mind the fireworks. Moon entered fun-loving Leo as of 2:50AM ET; a jolly good time can be had in the most regal way from now through part of Sunday. Just be aware that the mood has changed dramatically since Monday, with Sun and Venus now in me-me-me Aries, The compassion and empathy of the past month’s pile-up of planets in Pisces is being replaced by the falling down stairs because it’s faster than walking,  “my way or the highway” Aries approach. You got a problem with that?

Mars and rebel Uranus join forces in this most RAMbunctious sign at 2:17PM ET, likely triggering outbursts of energy and revelations which may take the form of scientific/tech breakthroughs, seismic activity, accidents and temper tantrums. Watch the headlines for things like this mind-blowing quantum computer and this  supercool picture of the internet, which apparently required the breaking of thousands of boundaries in order to be made. How do you get an Aries to do something? Tell them it just can’t be done. Ha!

The Leo Moon, with its energy for drama and recognition is beautifully supported all through the day. How will you use it to shine — and allow others to shine, too? Not until 11:28PM ET does it go void on a potentially chilly connection with stern Saturn. How dare they rain on your parade?

Moon is void all day on Saturday — perfect for a long rest; not perfect at all for impulsive shopping purchases. Not until 11:49AM ET on Sunday does the Moon enter perfectionist Virgo, putting things back in order from whatever partying was going on.  Then get ready for another TWO DAYS of Moon void-ness, as of 8:45AM ET Monday through 5:32PM ET on TUESDAY. Those of you taking vacation time for Passover, Good Friday & Easter are so in tune with the cosmos….

And now the news. First, a correction to yesterday’s forecast, written during a pesky Moon void, in which I incorrectly referenced a chart calculated for the euro on January 1, 0199 instead of 1999. D’oh! I apologize for the error and any confusion caused. Fortunately, the shake-ups and transformation suggested by ruthless Pluto and rebel Uranus hitting the euro’s Sun at 10 Capricorn still apply. In fact, any person, place or thing that came into being around Dec 30 – Jan 2 of any year is up for empowerment, emancipation and/or a disruption to the status quo that’s been in process for a couple of years and will likely continue into 2014.  Same goes for those born around Mar 29 – Apr 2, Jun 29 – July 2 and Sep 29 to Oct 2.

Take Matt Lauer, for example. Here’s his horoscope, calculated for noon, as the birth time is unknown. Born on December 30th, 1957, he has Sun at 8 degrees of Capricorn, and first written about in this forecast back in 2011, when there were rumblings that he might not renew his contract when it expired at the end of 2012. With Pluto and Uranus poised to connect with the Sun, issues of power and freedom, and a change of status were clearly suggested at that time. If he hadn’t stayed on at Today, he would have been on to something else perhaps more personally empowering or freeing. Really, a change of course seemed astro-logical.

As it turned out, Lauer did not leave. A demand for an approximately 50% pay raise to 25 million dollars a year was met. Empowering — and how fulfilling, perhaps, for Lauer’s Moon in Aries, which needs to know it is Number One. He stayed on at Today. And then it appears he was involved in a power play (Pluto!) last year when former co-host Ann Curry was ungraciously shown the door. And viewers did not like seeing Ann Curry in tears as they were sipping their morning coffee. This power play appears to have backfired.

Fast forward to December of 2012, on the third hit of Pluto to Lauer’s Sun, and viewers now blame him for pushing Curry out. Ratings have fallen. He is no longer Number One (ouch!). As unpredictable Uranus is about to challenge Lauer’s Sun, his status has clearly been disrupted. And these two planets are not done with him yet. They will continue to put pressure on Lauer to make changes that will — if embraced — ideally lead to real empowerment and freedom. There is now talk of him replacing Alex Trebek as the host of Jeopardy! when his Today contract expires in 2015.  To be continued…

Do you have Pluto and Uranus dancing on a major planet or angle in your horoscope? This is a time for big changes. Be prepared! Consult your local astrologer for further details.

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 3/18/2013: Sneak Peek At the Week & Other Stuff

No exact aspects among the planets today suggests relative calm before what is certain to be a busy, proactive next two weeks. Some of what we experience is likely to be quite disruptive or exciting, depending upon your point of view. The Moon is still in chatty Gemini, collecting and disseminating information as it may. Those are your marching orders for the start of the week.

Mercury is now officially direct as of 4:03PM ET Sunday — but give yourself a couple of days to adjust to the new forward thinking mode. And be mindful on the road!

Moon voids for the week (natural rest/brainstorming times, if you can swing it):

Tuesday 1:27pm ET – 2:55PM ET;

Wednesday 2:01PM ET until Friday 2:50AM ET;

Friday 11:28PM ET until Sunday 11:49AM ET

I guess we are going to need some down time to process the aforementioned excitement or disruption. First out of the gate is the Sun entering Aries on Wednesday, also known as the Vernal Equinox, first day of Spring and the first day of the astrological new year). On Thursday, Venus also enters Aries, so we should see some prominent relationship news hit the headlines. On Friday, warrior Mars meets up with rebel Uranus, suggesting technological breakthroughs and hopefully no major temper tantrums, accidents or other unpleasant outbursts. Still more excitement will arrive next week — stay tuned to this channel for continuing updates.

And now, the news.  First, thanks to the reader who sent in this important bulletin about a hockey team’s “Salute to Uranus” — a clever promotion for a game played on March 13th, which is the date Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel back in 1781:

The planetary ice giant Uranus will be the theme for the evening festivities which will include: trivia, contests, and the King of Uranus himself will be in attendance!

Oh, you fun-loving, adorable cheeseheads. Salute to Uranus…heh, heh, heh. Read the article and let’s invite the Milwaukee Admirals to a “Salute to Mercury Retrograde” — because it has been suggested that the planet pictured in the article is not Uranus. It’s Neptune. Oops. Heh, heh, heh…

Speaking of Uranus (pronounced “ooh –RAH– nuss”), here’s  an article about drones. They have been getting a ton of press in recent months. Why is that in line with planetary patterns? I hadn’t been thinking about it, but one of my colleagues, Dean Bensics, noted in a recent forum that with Uranus (technology & aviation) in Aries (warriors), it makes sense that we would see the rise of robot warriors, given that we have the technology to build them. Indeed. And apparently these drones could mean big business. Sigh.

Meanwhile, have you ever heard of Vatican II? An article with a most provocative headline about Pope Francis describes Vatican II as a period of major (progressive) reform that took place in the early 60s, when revolutionary Uranus and Pluto were conjunct. Who knew? (I did, but had forgotten about it). But of course it makes perfect sense, given current debate about the need for changes in the Catholic Church, etc., etc., and will this new Pope be the one that makes that happen. Astro-logically, we would expect that seeds of revolution that were planted in the 60s on that Uranus-Pluto conjunction are demanding focus and further advancement during current Uranus-Pluto square. We’re seeing this with civil rights; we’re seeing this with environmental issues, reproductive freedom issues, nuclear and other energy issues — hey — don’t forget the Higgs boson — and apparently, we’re seeing this in the Catholic Church. Fascinating! With thanks to astrologer Bill Herbst, who started writing about the Uranus-Pluto square ten years ago. Much of the history of this pattern I learned from studying his observations, so I can now share this wisdom with you.

OK – one more thing — on the lighter side. You know we had the Moon in Taurus on Friday and Saturday. And you know that Taurus needs to maintain stability and material comfort in order to feel secure. Generally speaking, Taurus does not like change! Here is a visual to help you understand Taurus: a Moon in Taurus dream apartment — one that hasn’t changed in 70 years. I’m in love with the wallpaper behind the stuffed ostrich…

What does the Moon in your horoscope need in order to feel fulfilled? Let’s talk about it in a personal consultation.