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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday-Saturday 6/9-11/2016: Mars vs. Mercury; Politics As Usual

Allllllll-righty then!

The regal Leo Moon, seeking ways to play, shine or issue insufferably egocentric edicts, cruises through the day. It’s supported by easy aspects from the Sun, Venus and Uranus between 1:40PM ET and 9:40PM ET, suggesting the potential for balance, enjoyment and innovation in your plans for world domination.

On the other hand, there’s this: a face-off between Mercury in stubborn Taurus and Mars — retrograde — in equally stubborn Scorpio. That  happens at 1:01PM ET. Oh, and Mercury is also conjunct the fixed star Algol, which conjures up images of the Medusa and other ways of “losing one’s head.” Mercury refers to mindset and communication. It is absolutely fascinating that Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders are meeting on a day with this aspect — at 11:15AM ET in Washington.

We haven’t looked at President Obama’s horoscope in a while, but let the record show that his Midheaven (career, status), is 28 degrees of Scorpio. Remember back in 2014, after those awful midterm elections, when mainstream media pundits were predicting he would be toast for the rest of his term? Remember how your local astrologer had written many moons before that transiting Saturn would be at the top of the his horoscope at the end of 2014, suggesting that to the contrary, Barack Obama would likely be at the top of his game, moving forward on an ambitious strategy?

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So now we have transiting Mars crossing Barack Obama’s Midheaven, exact on March 2, May 30 and July 30. We can see the potential here for action, likely related to whatever ambitious advance was on his mind in late 2014 and 2015.  Today’s Mars-Mercury face-off affects his horoscope more than others.

Same for Bernie Sanders. In his horoscope, using a speculative birth time of 12:27PM, we see transiting Mars on a 25 Scorpio Ascendant, meaning that Mercury is on his 25 Taurus Descendant. Interesting. We can see how he might need to be communicating one-on-one today. Regardless of a birth time, transiting Mars is  opposing his natal Saturn-Uranus conjunction, triggering his need to reinvent the wheel. The Mars factor also suggests potential frustration and recklessness —  or discipline and innovation in meeting goals. As with President Obama, Mars will be hot again in the senator’s horoscope at the end of July.

Random thought: looking ahead to 2017, I have no worries whatsoever about President Obama’s career prospects, as upcoming patterns suggest considerable power, influence and resources on a wide-reaching scale.

As for the forecast tomorrow:

West Coasters may feel more of the potential for conflict suggested by a challenge between Moon and Mars at 1:37AM ET on FRIDAY. Moon goes  void on a challenge to Mercury at 3:14AM ET on FRIDAY, entering perfection-seeking Virgo at 9:46AM ET. East Coasters, that early morning void may be experienced as a twist or flake in your trip to the office. Roll with it and remember that crises which crop up during voids are often much ado about nothing.

The Virgo Moon sails through Friday without interference, facilitating your efforts to put everything in order.

Note your dreams on Saturday, as the Moon connects with Neptune at 8:59AM ET. A potential wet blanket or necessary chore may be on your plate in the early part of the day, as the Moon squares off with taskmaster Saturn. The rest of the day suggests an easy flow of good cheer and resources as you go about your day. Do your shopping on Saturday, as there is no moon void. On Sunday the Moon will be void between 10:47AM ET and 8:33PM ET. Chill.

And now, the news.

What would it take for Paul Ryan to withdraw his endorsement of Donald Trump?” wonders Washington Post reporter James Hohman, no doubt rhetorically.  Perhaps a swift kick from transiting Uranus to Speaker Ryan’s Libra Moon around July 1st. We can imagine how stressed out that part of his horoscope must be. A Libra Moon needs to be a people pleaser, promoting balance and harmony in relationships in a fair-minded way. Generally speaking, planets in Libra are averse to conflict — and I can tell you horror stories of what some people with heavy Libra horoscopes have done to avoid it. Other dates to watch for include the first week in August, when transiting Mars will hit Speaker Ryan’s Sagittarius Ascendant and Neptune for the third time.  The Third Quarter Moon on August 24th looks like an interesting period, when he’ll have the second hit of Uranus opposing his Moon.

Hmm…there is literally nothing fun on the homepage of the NYT right now…gotta end on something fun…especially given next Friday’s reality-bending, potentially despairing square between Saturn and Neptune….

Ooh! Looky! Physicist Stephen Hawking now says there’s no need for despair when confronted with a ginormous black hole! He believes there may be a way out. Huzzah! Keep that in mind, if you happen to encounter any black holes over the next several days.

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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 6/6/2016: Sneak Peek at the Week; Play As You Go; Roger Clinton, Right on Schedule

Good Morning!

A Cancer Moon drives the start of the work week with a need to focus on emotional, home and homeland security concerns. Think nourishing, nurturing: a home-cooked meal; hanging with your best gal pals or a phone call with Mom.  Moon is in its home sign in Cancer and it sails through the day without interference. It makes harmonious connections with Neptune at 7:47PM ET and Jupiter at 11:54PM ET, supporting your latest vision quest. A meet-up in pixie chatterbox Gemini between the Sun and Venus at 5:39PM ET adds a kaleidoscopic potential to your improv skills today. As you may recall from the New Moon forecast, one of the top rules of improv is “trust your instincts.” I was delighted to find an article yesterday affirming the benefits of doing just that. Take the quiz and see how you measure up.

The only other exact aspect between planetary patterns this week (other than aspects to the Moon) is a stubborn opposition between Mars in Scorpio and Mercury in Taurus, That happens at 1:01PM ET on THURSDAY. Mars is the energy of action; Mercury refers to mindset and communication. Somewhere, somebody will be digging in their heels and putting up a fight. Potential upside: the air will finally be cleared. Potential downside: with Mars retrograde, now is not the time to start a war. You are more affected by this potential outburst of energy if you have a planet or angle around 26 degrees of Taurus, Scorpio, Aquarius or Leo.

There is another aspect humming in the background, exact on June 17th. This is the second of three squares (challenging aspects) between Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. The third one will occur on September 10. Your horoscope is more affected by this pattern if you have a planet or angle at 12 degrees of Virgo, Gemini and especially Sag and Pisces. Saturn is structure, ambition and reality. Neptune dissolves whatever it touches. It needs to be intangible. It can be bewildering. In touch with Saturn, it may reflect feelings of despair. Hopefully this will inform your perspective on whatever seemingly hopeless headlines hit the wires.  Here are a few thoughts about this pattern that I posted in January of 2015.

Your Moon voids for the week — natural breaks in the action which are excellent for focusing on routine concerns, chilling and going with the flow — Tuesday 8:18PM ET until Wednesday 2:47AM ET; Friday 3:14AM ET until 9:46AM ET. Thus you can see that your work week is relatively free and clear of twists and flakes that disrupt your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Onward!

I am posting this forecast now — at 9AM ET — but still writing the news portion.  It takes a few hours to put each forecast together.  If you’d like to schedule a personal consultation, I would be delighted to help you understand why you are the way you are, why you attract Certain Kinds of People and why things happen when they do.

UPDATE — with the news, as promised.

My mission today was to write about Bill Clinton’s horoscope. It’s been on my mind all morning. I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago to see what it might have to suggest about a new job or a move over the next several months. We can use an individual’s horoscope to anticipate significant events impacting a spouse, parent or child. Here’s what jumped out at me: transiting Uranus opposing Jupiter.

Uranus refers to a sudden upset — for better or for worse. Jupiter refers to reward and expansion — for better or for worse. Uranus acting on Jupiter often occurs when someone has a lucky break, a sudden windfall. The effects can be spectacular.

Transiting Uranus opposes Bill Clinton’s Jupiter three times:  June 1st — a few days ago, this September 27th and March 23rd of 2017. So that could be really good, right? Well…maybe.

Uranus rules Bill Clinton’s 5th house. Jupiter rules his 3rd house. Not the 10th house — career/reputation. Or the 7th — his spouse; the public. Or the 4th — his home – maybe suggesting a move. Or even his 1st house/Ascendant — how he is seen; his personal projection.  The 5th house refers to children, creative self-expression, partying, speculation, love affairs. The 3rd house refers to neighbors, communication, writing, thinking, short journeys and …..siblings.

So I’ve been pondering for two weeks how this Uranus-Jupiter opposition might be experienced by Bill Clinton — an upset/windfall potential for sure — but the areas of life involved aren’t screaming with certainty, “spouse elected to highest office in the land!” Meanwhile, here’s what just hit the news:

“Hillary Clinton’s Brother-in-Law Busted for DUI Two Days Before the California Primary”

That would be Roger Clinton, Bill Clinton’s brother — symbolized by the 3rd house. Siblings.

Isn’t that fascinating? Astrology is amazing.

What’s going on in your horoscope?

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