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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 8/14/2013: Jupiter in the News

I hope your day yesterday was productive, even if a bit intense, given the Moon’s passage through the watery depths of Scorpio. And it’s not over yet. This day begins with a tense First Quarter Moon at 6:56AM ET, and for some this may present a stubborn clash of will related to the New Moon agenda you set last week. You don’t remember what that was? See the previous link for a recap. If a tough dose of reality is dampening your royal spirits today, therein lies your challenge for the next week, until the Full Moon on the 20th. This more likely applies to you if you have a planet or point around 5 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio or Aquarius.

If, on the other hand, you have planets or an angle anywhere between 8 and 12 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, you may be bouncing off walls today and for the next several days,  courtesy of expansive Jupiter in that area of the zodiac, supercharged now by dynamic connections to ruthless Pluto and rebel Uranus. What do you mean, you don’t know if this applies to you? Well isn’t it time you consulted with an astrologer about your horoscope, so you can be fully informed?

The rest of the day is light on planetary patterns. The highlight — as noted on Monday, is the inventive potential of a harmonious connection between mental Mercury and unconventional Uranus. Really, try thinking outside the box for a solution to your problems. Be on the lookout for revelations and breakthroughs in communication and mindset, with a futuristic and/or humanitarian angle. Speaking of which, Bradley Manning may finally break his silence and express a few words in court today, as his sentencing hearing continues…

Take a break from the intense focus of moving things forward and chill if you can around 5:30pm ET, when the Moon goes void. At 9:04pm ET, the mood should lighten up considerably when the Moon enters high-flying Sagittarius, seeking to broaden horizons and spout opinions everywhere.  Walk in the woods; catch a foreign film; initiate a philosophical debate.

In the news, it should surprise no one that rocket scientist entrepreneur Elon Musk has natal Uranus square the Sun and Mercury, and that the span of that pattern is 6 to 14 degrees of Cancer and Libra. He’s been supercharged by the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square for a couple of years, and the influence will continue into 2015. Earlier this week he unveiled plans for yet another mode of transportation, a hypothetical high-speed train called a Hyperloop, designed to take passengers from  Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour.

Expansive Jupiter’s continued contact with the revolutionary potential of Uranus and Pluto was reflected in other strking headlines. Jupiter also refers to the law; Uranus to aerospace, so it was interesting to note that the Justice Department is seeking to block a proposed merger between U.S. Air and American Airlines. Another intriguing legal  bulletin with far-reaching consequences — keeping in mind that Jupiter is now in Cancer and focused on homeland security concerns: in New York, a controversial “stop and frisk” program was declared unconstitutional.  Here’s another: a class-action suit alleging violations of privacy by Facebook was settled a few years ago, but the plaintiffs are not happy and now are pushing for the case to be heard by the Supreme  Court. Why? Because the settlement apparently earned the lawyers millions, but nothing of value appears to have been gained by the plaintiffs.

In the category of “news from underground” we can expect to hear when Uranus and Pluto are triggered, another sinkhole opened up in Florida this week, swallowing part of a resort. And last but not least, Jupiter itself is in the news, as NASA’s Juno spacecraft officially reached the halfway mark on its journey to the biggest planet in our solar system. Fascinating to note its scheduled arrival on July 4, 2016 at 7:29PM (chart cast for Mission Control in Pasadena, CA) shows Uranus exactly opposing the Midheaven, and Jupiter will be trining Pluto. Seriously, do they consult with astrologers on the timing of these landings? Check out this analysis of the horoscope of the Mars Curiosity landing last August — there’s Uranus, right on angle. Coincidence or conspiracy?

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/6/2012: A RAM-bunctious Monday

Typing this an hour away from the scheduled landing of Curiosity on Mars! Watching a live feed from Mission Control, a.k.a. the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA — streaming directly to my iMac with no commercial interruptions. Amazing!

Inspired by Curiosity, you can blast out of bed this morning, driven by the Moon still in pioneering Aries, supercharged by rebel Uranus and ruthless Pluto. Wasn’t last Monday a bit like this? Yes, it was, only with the Moon in “make it happen” Capricorn. Proactive energy still rules the day, only it’s more fiery, not so earthy and practical. So go set the world on fire, but be aware that others may be in the same fiery mode and not as aware of planetary patterns. If you encounter reckless words, actions and/or egos, temper your reactions accordingly. No need to engage, especially with the approaching hook-up between aggressive Mars and stern Saturn, exact on the 15th — but most definitely in effect now.

Moon voids for the week:

Tuesday 4:04PM ET – Wednesday 3:28AM ET

Thursday 2:55PM ET – Friday 4:11PM ET

Mercury turns direct on Wednesday at 1:40AM ET — alert the media.

Back to Curiosity: the chart for the scheduled landing shows Moon and technogeek Uranus together in pioneering Aries. The need to lead and inspire, breaking through boundaries is considerable, especially with both planets on the Aries Ascendant and trine the dramatic Leo Sun. Ruthless Pluto is exactly on the midheaven, a potentially huge statement of empowerment.  Mars, ruler of the chart, is together with disciplined Saturn in Libra, suggesting a projection to the public of military precision. Areas of the horoscope referring to travel and communication (3rd and 9th houses) are well-supported by Jupiter, the cosmic sugar daddy, an especially prominent Venus and Mercury. Yes, Mercury is retrograde — but it is also well-aspected — and remember, Mercury retrograde is a REminder of a need for FOCUS.

A big pause…while I am glued to the feed from Mission Control. Oooh…a dramatic moment of tension in the room at 10:12PM PT — as disruptive Uranus and Pluto make exact contact with the Aries Ascendant….and then…everything’s OK. The landing will be a success! And it was. And there was much rejoicing…

…which means that writing about yesterday’s tragic and distressing shooting at a Sikh temple at around 10:25AM on 8/5/12 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin is..not so joyful. But let’s look at the astrology and learn something. What do we see on the angles of the chart? Why rebel Uranus and ruthless Pluto — same as the chart for the wildly successful Mars landing!! Only in the Wisconsin chart, Uranus opposes the Ascendant, in the 7th house of the public/relationships; Pluto opposes the Midheaven, in the 4th house of family/homeland security concerns.

What’s noteworthy here is that we have two “breaking news” events involving Uranus and Pluto on the angles of the chart for those moments in time.  Experience shows that when Uranus and Pluto are on the angles of a chart, major life-changing events are more likely to happen. Whether they are constructive or destructive is usually up to the humans involved. What does this mean for you? It suggests that if you have an Ascendant or Midheaven between 6 and 13 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, opportunities for major life changes are happening now –and/or will be happening in 2013. Plan accordingly!