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Friday 6/7/2019: Curiouser and Curiouser, BIGtime!

TGIF!

Here’s a recap of the planetary patterns driving the weekend, posted earlier this week:

  • FRIDAY: The day is driven by the Moon in Leo, looking for adoration, entitlement and a reason to party. Innovation in communication and technology has been favored all week, courtesy of a harmony between Mercury and Uranus that is exact today at 10:16 AM ET. There’s a lot to love about the easy flow between the Gemini Sun and the Leo Moon, and the Gemini Sun may be carried away on a wave of exuberance and idealism over the weekend. Why? Because on SUNDAY and MONDAY, the Sun will square Neptune and oppose Jupiter, respectively.SATURDAY: keep the Leo Moon party going. Moon goes void for 20 minutes at 5:23 PM ET and then enters Virgo to put things right. Venus leaves Taurus for Gemini at 9:37 PM ET, seeking diversity and clever conversation in values and social expression. How many summer loves would you like to have between now and July 4th? Can’t blame Venus in Gemini for trying.SUNDAY: the Virgo Moon seeks perfection in every detail. How will it manage under the spell of the Sun’s square to Neptune at 3:34 PM ET? Past headlines are here  and here.  Note that the big ginormous idealistic wave in matters of faith, oceans, ships, faith, truthiness, publishing, drugs, etc. etc. will continue all through next week, until the second square between Jupiter and Neptune on June 16th.

MONDAY is an interesting mix. Lots of action overnight in the Americas, with challenges suggested by the First Quarter Moon at 1:59 AM ET, in touch with Neptune and Jupiter. More of the same from Sunday. Moon goes void at 8:01 AM ET…and doesn’t enter the next sign — Libra — until 8:29 PM ET. If you wanted to sneak in an extra vacation day, this would be a day to do it. The Sun’s opposition with Jupiter at 11:28 AM ET affords you an opportunity to indulge — but do be advised that impulse purchases made during Moon voids may not deliver as hoped. Just chill!

And now, the news.

Meanwhile, I made a few predictions on Monday:

Watch, as over the next few days, we hear especially prominent news.  Mercury will be at the Aries Point, so we should be hearing something about Barack Obama‘s social expression/value system any day now; Elizabeth Warren and Meryl Streep may also catch our attention, as those astro-twins both have Sun and Uranus at the Aries Point.

Here’s what happened:

Meanwhile…across the pond…

Queen Elizabeth’s horoscope offered this potential on June 3rd and June 4th, when these patterns were exact:

  • June 4: Transiting Venus Opposition Saturn
    Distance from others. Inhibitions. Utility over beauty. Exacting distinctions. Serious or traditional social matters.
  • June 4: Transiting Mars Conjunction Pluto
    The urge to change things, to eliminate and purify. Efforts to unite, to transform, to share power and territory. Intense cleaning and purification. Convincing, or being convinced of something. High energy output.

So what happened? At the state dinner she hosted for P45  on the evening of June 3rd, “Queen Elizabeth Wore a Ruby Tiara That Wards Off Evil.” Of course she did. Coincidence or conspiracy?

What’s going on in your horoscope? When will you have a need for “intense cleaning and purification” or “utility over beauty?” Find out in an enlightening personal consultation. Here’s the 411. 

Thank you for reading this forecast. Have fun this weekend — indulge yourself a bit — but don’t believe everything you hear, especially if you’re celebrating a birthday.

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 3/18/2016 & the Weekend: Cosmic Channels; Sun in Aries

TGIF!

Party on and color it rose for the next few days. The Moon entered Leo at 3:54AM ET, looking for love in sublime places, if Sunday’s meet-up between Venus and Neptune in soulful, compassionate Pisces takes the high road. Otherwise that beautiful dream may be just that…a dream.

Planetary patterns are light on Friday and Saturday. The Leo search for love and ego recognition may incorporate old guard and avant garde on Saturday,  before going void with a sigh at 4:43PM ET. Your rip roarin’ evening adventures may be of little consequence, but still enable you to shine, shine, shine! Moon enters Virgo (to clean up the confetti at 1:39PM ET on Sunday. Sleep in, why don’t you?

Meanwhile, at 12:31AM ET on Sunday, the Sun enters Aries and the New Year officially begins. Happy Vernal Equinox! Happy Astrology Day, too!

Courage, self-reliance, inspiration and a pioneering spirit are keywords for the Sun in Aries, sign of the ram — and the lamb.  That’s on a good day. Otherwise, Aries falls down stairs because it’s faster than walking. They can be impatient, reckless and fierce in their belief in impossible things.  Aries is the baby of the zodiac. In the Northern hemisphere (the birthplace of Western astrology),  the Sun’s ingress into Aries  is a time of renewal and rebirth.

In astrology, the first day of each season (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) corresponds with the first day (or first DEGREE) of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, respectively. Got that? Good. These four signs are called CARDINAL signs of the zodiac, with “cardinal” here suggesting (from the Latin root of the word), “that on which something turns or depends.”  Cardinal signs take ACTION. They INITIATE. Nothing happens without ACTION. And action leads to  NECESSARY CHANGE. As in a change of seasons — suggested by solstices and equinoxes. Clear?

The first day of a  season is prominent in our culture, right? We make a big deal over it — yes? So can you see that in astrology, we observe that PLANETS that are at the first degree of a cardinal sign (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn), tend to pack a more powerful, prominent punch. They suggest ACTION which leads to CHANGE — prominently! The first degree of the cardinal signs is known as the ARIES POINT. Got that?

On Monday, Mercury will enter Aries and thus be at the Aries Point,  bringing pioneering communication to the forefront. Watch the headlines. If your personal  horoscope has a  planet or angle at the Aries Point, you can expect that the energy of that planet will demand prominent expression in your life. Your friends and family — and perhaps the entire free world — will notice it. Consult your local astrologer for details.

No sleeping in on Monday. It’s a busy day and we’ll be warming up for a Full Moon and Eclipse early Wednesday morning. There’s a lot to sort through that no longer serves between now and then. How else are you going to make that fresh start?

And now, the news.

Not much, because I’m tired of writing about Donald Trump. Except for this bit about a prescient “Simpsons” episode which aired on March 19, 2000 — on the last day of Pisces, natch — perfect for a doomsday scenario. It imagines an America “gone insane” — and electing Donald Trump for president. Things are pretty bewildering in Brazil, too. And elsewhere. Sign of the times.

Dreams, endings and chaos are themes in the latest message from The Hathors.   As many Avid Readers know, they are my favorite disembodied entities, channeled by sound healer Tom Kenyon. Someone turned me on to them over a decade ago, and they always seem to send a message right before a particularly intense period of planetary action. Coincidence or conspiracy?

I wish this one wasn’t quite so dire, but we are at the end of the astrological year…with Uranus and Pluto running full speed ahead in the back half of Aries and Capricorn for the next few years…along with this year’s bewildering righteous tension between the other outer planets: Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces. And then some. We live in interesting times — similar to what we experienced in the 30s and 60s — as you’ve known for years — and as certain media types are now finally starting to realize.

How to stay centered?

Many have written about the benefits of gratitude, but I especially appreciate the Hathors’ view that gratitude — and joy — are empowering. If you are grateful, you are a Have, not a Have-Not. And out of that gratitude and empowerment, you can be joyful. We really need more of this practice in the world — and the Hathors offer tools you may find intriguing. If all else fails — if you’re not a meditative type — there is music and dance — as in this piece about “sober raves” — a latest craze. Sounds like fun — and how fitting for a weekend with Moon in love play love Leo.

Meanwhile, one of my favorite embodied entities is the gifted intuitive (and Avid Reader) Peri Lyons. It’s her birthday today. Happy fabulous solar return!

Finally, news from the cosmos. First,  “what we’ve learned about Pluto” in the past eight months — posted the day after Pluto pulled focus in the astrological world with its trine to expansive Jupiter. So of course we should expand on Pluto. Even more expansive: “meet the BOSS — the largest structure in the Universe discovered (so far) — a wall of galaxies one billion light years across”.

There must be a bunch of beginnings in that big ginormous wall. I wonder how we fit in to the grand scheme of things. It’s hard to believe there are no other life forms out there pondering the same question…

Thank you for reading this forecast.

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 7/10/2015 & the Weekend: Living in Interesting Times; Shades of Venus Retrograde in Leo

TGIF!

Today’s Taurus Moon is tinged with the pixie-dust of Wednesday’s alignment between Mars (action!) and Neptune (vision). Sprinkle it onto whatever you need to build comfort and security through late Saturday, and you’ve got it made.   There is no Moon void today or tomorrow to misguide your shopping sprees. You could seriously indulge in regal luxury, encouraged by lunar contacts with Venus and Jupiter in Leo.

Note the potential for a moment of stern sobriety around 5:52PM ET, as the Moon is challenged by Saturn and then digs in its heels during a two-hour Moon void. Chill! The pace lightens up at 8:16PM ET when the Moon enters Gemini. Now you can talk about it, with wit and charm.

Sunday features a dreamy challenge between the Gemini Moon and nebulous Neptune around 1:19PM ET. Art, music, water…that all sounds good. At 10:53PM ET, the Sun is challenged by a disruptive square from rebel Uranus, and I expect we’ll be feeling the buzz of impending shake-ups well before then. Watch the headlines for tech breakthroughs, cosmic revelations, revolutions and other quirky upstarts.

Next week there’s even more rock and roll potential, when Mars, planet of action and Mercury (mindset, communication) tangle with potent Pluto in a super-charged New Moon happening on Wednesday. Stay tuned.

And now, the news.

The debate was contentious and emotional, as expected. In the end, the Confederate flag was voted off the island by the South Carolina House of Representatives. Why, then,  would any member of the U.S. Congress try to sneak a provision permitting this controversial flag to be flown on federal grounds into a House bill?  Y’know, history and heritage, suggested by a few planets currently in Cancer, clinging to the past.  How appropriate that this account of yesterday’s failed effort opens with these four words: “The anguished national debate…”

Why is that appropriate? Because “anguish” expresses beautifully what one may experience when ruthless Pluto makes contact with Saturn (structure, law, karma) in a horoscope. And as I’ve noted before, that’s what is going on the U.S. horoscope from now into early 2016. Anguishing. But times are changing. People are waking up.

Take this item, for example. Incorporating themes of deception (Mars trine Neptune), power plays, revelations and energy resources (Sun in touch with Pluto and Uranus), this story reveals how Exxon apparently knew quite well thirty years ago how the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere might impact the planet.  But this did not stop the world’s largest oil company from spending millions over the next few decades promoting climate change deniers. Surreal.  But now we know.

Meanwhile, a power play and a disruption of the status quo happened in Florida when its  Supreme Court ruled against gerrymandering in eight Congressional districts. The districts have been ordered to be re-drawn before the 2016 elections. Quite a shift.

Oh but it is Friday. Surely I can find something light and amusing for the weekend. It can be challenging in these interesting times! Oh — here’s one that might make you cheer. Take it in the spirit of Venus, now in its shadow period, ready to turn retrograde on July 25. It’ll back up through drama queen Leo, and social graces shall be tossed out the window unless you’re very, very mindful. Ready?

So Broadway diva Patti LuPone was on stage the other night, and she was not at all amused by a woman in the audience who persisted in texting during the performance. Ms. LuPone would not stand for this rudeness. Presumably the crowd went wild. In other news, over the weekend a theater patron thought it would be awesome if he could plug his cell phone into an outlet….which happened to be on stage. The outlet wasn’t real, of course…given that it was part of a set. Who are these people anyway? What in the world is going on in their horoscopes? Thank goodness you won’t be tempted to fall into boorish behavior, since you’re up to speed on planetary patterns. For details on how these patterns affect you personally, consult your local astrologer.

UPDATE: The texting theatergoer incident happened on Wednesday, a day which was predicted to be volatile, with communication and computer issues (symbolized by Mercury) prominent. Also happening on Wednesday: a computer glitch grounds United Airlines and shuts down the NYSE. Rumor has it that public transportation in DC was also not functioning as designed. In London, the Tube was shut down by a strike. Astrology is amazing.

It could be a long, hot summer.

Searched in vain to close with an adorable cat video from my Facebook feed. Have to make do with latest from next week’s Pluto fly-by… enjoy!

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday & Thursday 7/8-9/2015: Saturn Goes to the Movies; Mercury in Cancer; Mars Trine Neptune

Headlines….headlines…and more headlines…on a day when the Moon continues its charge through headstrong Aries. Well, I told you on Monday that you would not be bored today.

At 4:16AM ET the me-me-me Aries Moon was challenged by Mars, infusing the morning with an extra dose of caffeine.  It was a bumpy ride for passengers on United Airlines, which grounded flights this morning thanks to a computer (Mercury) glitch. Fiery power plays and/or catharses are possible around 12:44PM ET, when the Moon is squared by Pluto.  Ditto those potential challenges when the history, heritage and family loving Cancer Sun squares the warrior Aries Moon at 4:24PM ET. A shock or other upset to the status quo is likely when the Moon meets up with rebel Uranus at 11:17PM ET.

Meanwhile, mental Mercury is at the Aries Point, about to leave Gemini for Cancer at 2:52PM ET. What is said and thought today has extra prominence. The oil on today’s potentially choppy waters is an easy alignment between Mars and Neptune. The harmony between them offers the potential for peace, spiritual pursuits, charisma and actions based on rose-colored ideals.

Given these planetary patterns, we can expect that when the NYT, writing about today’s debate in the South Carolina House of Representatives on the fate of the Confederate flag says it is “expected to be contentious and emotional,” rest assured that the NYT’s prediction will prove to correct.  It’s fascinating that the debate is happening on the same day that a U.S. court put the final nail in the coffin of the Washington Redskins trademark protection. It’s officially history.

Tomorrow the Moon will be void of course between 9:47AM and 3:49PM ET, facilitating self-absorbed howls of indignation that are likely much ado about nothing. Take care of routine matters during that time and chill if you can. After the void, Moon enters material security-seeking Taurus, slowing down the pace and tempting us to indulge in simple pleasures of the senses…and why not?

And now, the news.

With Saturn now back in Scorpio until September 18th, we expect heavy themes of sex, death and money to return with a vengeance. Following up on yesterday’s revelation about the stunning gender and racial imbalance among  prosecutors in certain states, consider this headline: “Louisiana Prosecutor’s Proud Goal: ‘Kill More People'”.  Did you know that only 1% of all counties in the U.S. were responsible for 50% of all death sentences meted out between 2010 and 2014? I didn’t.  In the linked article you’ll learn about Dale Cox, the prosecutor whose efforts have resulted in more death sentences in his Louisiana parrish per capita than any other county in the U.S. Vengeance is his middle name. And here’s a detailed account of one of his “success” stories, despite the controversy over the evidence presented. If we don’t become aware of these cases, how can we change the system?

Couldn’t find a birth date for Mr. Cox — looks like it might be January of 1948, where we might see in a horoscope a hard and detached social expression suggested by Venus opposing a tortured Saturn-Pluto conjunction in regal Leo.

Contraceptives — another consequence of sexual energy, as well as a battleground topic over the past couple of Saturn in Scorpio years — also made the front page. Women are spending less — a lot less — since the Affordable Care Act required insurers to cover contraception. But as you know from Monday’s forecast, that savings will now likely be charged back to consumers in the form of higher premiums. So women will pay in other ways. Which is awesome news if you happen to own stock in a health insurance company. Meanwhile, Colorado is reporting enormous success as a result of its decision six years ago to offer free contraception to teens and other economically-challenged women. Birth rates and abortion rates have plummeted.

In other news, stories of the past week’s alignments between the Sun and Mars with dreamy/escapist Neptune are reflected in these stories. First, your kids are addicted to those virtual realities they stare at on their screens. What are you going to do about it?

(A pause, while your astrologer considers whether she is going to re-type the rest of today’s lovingly and carefully-crafted forecast, which went into a WordPress black hole when she pressed “Publish” minutes before annihilating Pluto squared the Moon.)

(Still thinking about it, as the me-me-me Aries Moon demands to know what’s in it for her.)

(Concludes that she is too much of a professional to not persevere with her passion,  believing that what needs to be re-typed will be so much fun and enlightening for others to read. How can she not share?)

(Resolves that out of this temporary loss, a plan for advance will be formulated that will allow her to receive as much support from the Universe as she gives. Recognizes that this is the challenge — and gift —  of a heavy Saturn transit in a horoscope.)

(Onward!)

Second, in what we might think is intuitively obvious, new research suggests that babies are born spiritual.   How might this impact parents and caretakers whose efforts are more focused on supporting a child’s physical and emotional development? Cue The Police now, please…preceded by a brief, silly bit embodying the seductive allure of a Mars-Neptune alignment.

Speaking of emotional development and Saturn transits, much gratitude to avid reader Diane, whose Facebook rave about Inside Out inspired me to see it over the weekend. The film opened last month, though it seemed like it wasn’t until last weekend that I noticed other raves about it in the mainstream media and on blogs. Makes sense, given certain planetary patterns, but the point I’d rather make is this:  the film is FABULOUS. You MUST see it.

Without giving too much away, it’s about an 11-year-old girl whose mind is run by five emotions: Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. It’s the latter emotion that is most challenging, and it got me thinking that in the language of astrology, Sadness is equated with Saturn. When I tell clients who know just enough about astrology to be dangerous that they’ve got a Saturn transit on the horizon, they are not happy. They would prefer to avoid Saturn at all costs, much as some of the characters in Inside Out want to avoid Sadness. Is this a productive strategy?

Go see this movie. It’s in 3-D, and there’s an equally fabulous animated short about a lonely volcano that precedes the feature attraction.  Bring Kleenex. Then read this piece on how the storyline was developed. Then read this op-ed written by two of the psychologists who served as consultants on the film.  What you learn about Sadness can be applied to your understanding of Saturn in the horoscope.

Thank you for reading this forecast. I’d be delighted if you shared it with your friends.  Meanwhile, if you’re curious to know what Saturn is doing in your own unique horoscope, here’s the 411 on consultations.

Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 7/11/2014 & the Weekend: Full Moon in Capricorn

Get down to business; make things happen. Those are the marching orders of the Moon in practical, no-nonsense Capricorn, aided by a softer, intuitive connection to Neptune at 11:12AM ET. West Coasters, note your dreams upon waking.

As the day progresses, intensity and potential for great clarity increases, as the Moon waxes to its fullness and makes its weekly contacts with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square. Note the potential for a power play or catharsis around 7pmET, as the Moon connects with ruthless Pluto, followed by a shake-up or revelation around 1:45AM ET, as Moon squares Uranus.

The Full Moon is exact at 7:25AM ET on Saturday at 20 degrees of Capricorn, the chart suggests a strong expression (or clash) of wills. Action hero Mars squares the Moon (exact at 12:42PM ET) and it is also within range of another square to the Sun that won’t be exact until next Saturday, but may still be felt now. You’ll feel it more personally if you have a point or angle between 22 and 27 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. If you do not know where your planets are, consider getting an Astro-Basics Report here. If it tells you that your Ascendent is 23 degrees Libra, for example, you’ll understand why you are likely feeling so supercharged.

In contrast to the dynamic patterns of Full Moon, a harmonious contact between Venus (women) and Mars (men) on Sunday morning suggests one possible productive outlet for all that energy.  By then, Moon will be in Aquarius (as of  11:07 pm ET — after a one-hour void), where it will remain all through Sunday and most of Monday. Great for networking and hanging with your friends — the more unconventional the better. Aquarius may also facilitate your inner technogeek and/or rebel humanitarian.

Also of note on Sunday: mental Mercury makes it third and final contact with the Aries Point when it leaves Gemini for Cancer at 12:45AM ET. If you’ve been reading this forecast since the end of May, you may recall Mercury being at the Aries Point around May’s New Moon. After Mercury turned retrograde on June 7th, it hit the Aries Point again around June 17th. Whatever big ideas, mental focus and prominent changes of mindset were active at those times may be up again now. In my opinion, one example of how this prominence of mindset has been reflected in recent headlines is the Hobby Lobby SCOTUS decision, which appears to now allow (religious) beliefs to trump the law. I’ve also seen a number of articles discussing what people believe vs. actual fact –and how they are able to rationalize believing things that are simply not true —  here’s an interesting one from a few days ago.

Last but not least, on October 24th, when news broke that the US had tapped into Angela Merkel’s cellphone, I anticipated that there would be developments on this story right about now (here’s the October 24th forecast). Perhaps you’ve heard that earlier this week, Germany demanded that America’s “top spy” leave the country. As reported in the New York Times

The decision by Chancellor Angela Merkel to publicly announce the expulsion of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Berlin station chief was seen as a highly symbolic expression of the deep anger and hurt that German officials have felt since the exposure of the American espionage operations.

Told ya so.

What’s going on in your horoscope? Make an appointment for a personal consultation and find out. Really, there’s too much going on in the cosmos, reflected in world events, to remain clueless about how it is all likely to impact YOU.

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 6/24/2014: Sneak Peek at the Week; News Round-up

Alll-riighty then!

In the spirit of Mercury REtrograde, here’s a REcreated “Sneak Peek at the Week,” given that the original was lost in cyberspace…

Special shout-out to tech wizard Mark Marshall at Interage, whose rapid response and expertise was able to exorcise the WordPress bugs in my computer.  Thank you!

Monday started with a heavy challenge between the comfort-seeking Moon in Taurus and stern Saturn in Scorpio, suggesting a potential reach for ambition or major reality check. That happened at 6:59AM ET, just before I started writing, and at that time the big headline on the NYT homepage was “Relief Over US Exit Fades as Reality in Iraq Eclipses Hope”. But the Moon  moves fast, so connections it makes to other planets do not last long. At 9:49PM ET, Moon made an easy connection with expansive Jupiter, suggesting an opportunity for pleasant indulgence in sensual delights, especially since the Moon will be void thereafter until 7:06AM ET on Tuesday.

More pleasantness on a personal level is suggested Tuesday morning, as Venus and the Moon meet up in chatty Gemini, as a need for information drives the day. Caveat: Mercury is still retrograde, so take what you hear with a grain of salt, especially in the evening, when nebulous Neptune challenges the information junkie Gemini Moon.

We’ll have some potentially blissful patterns to inspire us on Friday’s New Moon in emotional security-seeking Cancer, and those should carry us through the weekend. Until then, we’ll be processing the edgy buzz of this Wednesday’s challenge between rebel Uranus and warrior Mars, reflected in the headlines in stories of sudden disruptions of the status quo, guns and more guns, notable seismic activity, tech breakthroughs, fires (and those who fight them, a “firebrand” candidate running for governor in Colorado, “testy” exchanges in Congress –and angry joyriders in Saudi Arabia,  just to name a few.

The only Moon void to potentially throw a twist into your efforts to move forward in a straight line during normal business hours happens on Thursday from 7:56AM until 5:06PM ET. This is also the last day of the lunar cycle — a “dark” or “dead” Moon — and definitely suggests a day to stick to routine, chill out and refrain from launching major new initiatives.

And now, more news — lots of it — as you’d expect on a day with Moon in Gemini.

Last week we saw mental Mercury again at the Aries Point (returning to where it was on the New Moon on May 28th). Words and thoughts would likely become prominent. This whole lunar cycle suggested a potential reboot of a way of thinking and/or communication — some of it visionary; some of it delusional; much of it based on an ideal. Exhibit A: the US Patent Office cancels the trademark of the Washington Redskins because the term “redskins” is deemed “derogatory.  Exhibit B: A newspaper ditches  Pulitzer prize-winning writer George Will when he pens a controversial column about rape victims. Exhibit C: A study about what really goes on in the brains of writers when they are writing is released. Exhibit D: (this hit the headlines on the New Moon, but still being circulated) The losses we suffer in brainpower as handwriting becomes a thing of the past.

More idealism, along with Mercury retrograde reunions exploded on the scene last week, courtesy of Mars triggering the volatile Uranus-Pluto square.  How so? How fascinating that the headline for the latest NYT book review is “A High-Living Idealist, Running Guns in 1938”. In other news, as you know, militants in Iraq have taken over certain cities, apparently captured major oil-producing sites and stolen hundreds of millions of dollars.  And last week, it was like Old Home Week as seemingly everyone who pushed so hard to invade Iraq in 2003 (and did not want the US to leave), was all over the airwaves,  including Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz. People from the past have an odd way of turning up when Mercury is retrograde…

The Cheneys penned an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, which I mention for two reasons. One, because of its idealism. Really, even Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly seemed somewhat skeptical — and she was not the only one exhibiting a surprising change of mindset. Two, because we took a look at Liz Cheney’s horoscope last year — as she was contemplating running for a Senate seat in Wyoming (see the last two paragraphs of the linked post). At that time, the need for a career move seemed astro-logical, and though her Senate prospects weren’t clear (we do not have an exact birth time), it did look as if she’d be in a more expansive position this summer, regardless. And apparently she is.

Ms. Cheney and her father have launched a new non-profit, the Alliance for a Strong America, which aims to “restore American power, strength and influence around the world”. Well, this should fit in  nicely with Ms. Cheney’s aforementioned idealism and her Moon in Sagittarius, which needs to express its opinion. And given a pattern that suggests the relationship with the father may run away with the rest of the horoscope, working with her dad is not a surprising choice.

Last but not least,  the Sun in Cancer at the Aries Point (the Summer Solstice) suggested that issues related to motherhood would become prominent. How interesting to find an in-depth article about the woman in Arizona who made headlines in March when she could not find a babysitter and left her children in the car while she went to an interview for a job that would have finally paid her a living wage. She was arrested — but where is she now?  Meanwhile, for those who ask about the action in President Obama’s horoscope, yesterday he encouraged employers to offer mothers of newborn babies up to six weeks of paid maternity leave. Obama has Venus (women, social expression) in Cancer (motherhood, nurturing), and it is also at the Aries Point, suggesting he may be known for a sensitive social expression that fosters emotional, homeland and family security needs. And isn’t it interesting the Sun in Cancer just made contact with Obama’s natal Venus?

People ask me all the time if a horoscope or planetary pattern is good or bad. A horoscope shows potential. Every pattern has an upside and a downside, and how it ultimately manifests is largely up to the person who brings life to the horoscope. If you’d like to learn more about your potential, as suggested by planetary patterns, here’s the 411 on personal consultations.

Thank you for reading this forecast.

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 4/7/2014: Mercury in Aries; George W. Bush & the Cardinal Grand Cross

Good Morning!

Energies are likely running high this AM, courtesy of two dynamic aspects. A square between the willful Aries Sun and Cancer Moon (a.k.a. the First Quarter Moon) at 4:34AM ET may raise a challenge to last week’s New Moon agenda. A squabble or a push for greater decorum that facilitates emotional security may manifest upon waking or on your way to the office, courtesy of another square to the Moon from retrograde Mars. A double agenda is always a possibility when a planet is retrograde, and in the case of Mars, which refers to action, outbursts may come from the most unexpected sources.

To use the energetic boost to your advantage, get to work early and take care of business, preferably before 2:14PM ET, when the Moon goes void-of-course on a helpful connection to disciplined Saturn. You’re free to wander for the rest of the day — or focus on taking care of routine matters if you are tethered to a desk. Roll with whatever twists and flakes you may encounter while the Moon idles in neutral (i.e., is void), making your efforts to move forward in a straight line often feel like you are herding cats. The Moon won’t be fully engaged in the next sign — Leo — until 5:50AM ET on Tuesday.

Your other Moon voids for the week — not recommended for signing contracts, important meetings and anything you wish to be of consequence are as follows: Thursday 2:26AM ET until 6:08PM ET (East Coasters especially need to chill during business hours); Saturday 1:12PM ET until 4:33AM ET Sunday (no impulse shopping or major purchases all day for West Coasters).

Meanwhile — today at 11:35AM ET mental Mercury leaves intuitive Pisces and charges into impatient Aries. This quickens the pace of thoughts and communication, so give yourself a couple of days to adjust to this planetary “wobble”. We may see some breakthrough ideas hit the headlines today and tomorrow, as the beginning of Aries adds prominence to any planet. Oh wait — here’s one that hit the wires: about how skimming the internet is messing up the brain’s ability to read long, complicated sentences such as one might find in a copy of Middlemarch. Did you know that there are no genes for reading, as there are with language and vision? And thus we are able to read only because our brains adapted to a need to do so?

Meanwhile…

When we last checked in on George W. Bush’s horoscope in February of 2013,  he had just been outed as a budding artist, suggested by planetary patterns (last three paragraphs of the post).  We anticipated that:

Patterns in the horoscope suggest that 2014-2016 will be an extremely significant period of life development for Mr. Bush, with themes of emancipation, empowerment and expansion being the potential upsides. Changes are absolutely, positively guaranteed.

Mr. Bush has his Sun at 13 degrees of Cancer — OMG –like, totally impacted by this month’s Cardinal Grand Cross; his Moon is at 16 degrees of Libra, which means that his need for appreciation in relationships is going to be supercharged by Uranus and Pluto after these two heavies are finished with his Sun. And isn’t it just fascinating that for the past three days, news of an exhibition of his portraits of world leaders has been everywhere; here’s a review of the work by a presumed professional art critic.

There will be much more in store for Mr. Bush, professionally and personally, over the next two years. And there will be much more in store for you, too, if you have planets around 11 to 16 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn — or were born around the 1st to 6th of April, July, October and January. Get the 411 in a personal astro-logical consultation — or consider giving a consultation as a gift to anyone you know who was born on those dates — including your children.

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