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Friday 9/22/2017 & the Weekend: Happy Sun in Libra; Weird, Wild Neptune & Mars


The Libra Moon is void this morning, wandering without focus until it enters the next sign — Scorpio — at 1:40PM ET. A Scorpio Moon suggests an intense emotional drive carrying us through the weekend, seeking depth and substance in its quest for world domination.

Moon will be void again on SUNDAY at 3:33 AM ET — not to enter Sagittarius until 12:01 AM ET on MONDAY. That’s your cue to do your weekend shopping on Saturday, not Sunday, as impulse purchases made during Moon voids are rarely as useful as you thought they would be. Stick to routine during the void and chill, chill, chill.

The dominant pattern now and through Sunday is the opposition between Mars and Neptune on Sunday at 3:50PM ET. Mars refers to action, courage, combat and anger. Neptune refers to vision,film,  fog and big fat lies. Thus, I’ve been doing a Snoopy dance all week at the timeliness of Jake La Motta’s passing earlier this week. Why? Mr. La Motta was a boxer (Mars) of mythic (Neptune) proportions. He was subject of the award-winning film Raging Bull.  I’ve been seeing a ton of Raging Bull — in the news this week.

Other notable obituaries reflecting the glamorous and scandalous potential of Neptune-Mars: “Liliane Bettencourt, L’Oréal Heiress Vexed by Swindling Case, Is Dead at 94″.  Neptune refers to sleep and drugs; Mars rules surgery:  Dr. Edmond Eger II, 86, Dies; Found Way to Make Anesthesia Safer.  Neptune rules film; Mars rules sports: “Bernie Casey, Who Glided From Football to Hollywood, Dies at 78”. Isn’t that interesting?

Meanwhile, today marks the last day of summer — the Sun is at the end of Virgo and will move into Libra at 4:02PM ET. Happy Autumnal Equinox…a perfect balance between day and night.

Here’s what you need to know about the first day of any season  — i.e., equinoxes and solstices — from an astrological point of view. The first days of Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter correspond with the first day (or first degree) of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, respectively (there are thirty degrees in each sign of the zodiac). Got that? Good.

These four signs are called cardinal signs. Cardinal signs initiate. They come up with the idea and put it into action, which leads to necessary change. “Cardinal” suggests (from the Latin root of the word), “that on which something turns or depends.”  So the first day/degree of a Cardinal sign is a turning point. In astrology, the technical term for the first degree of any Cardinal sign is the “Aries Point”, just to confuse people who are not professional astrologers. In other words, the first day of Cancer, Libra, Capricorn and Aries is the Aries Point. The first day of Taurus (and the rest of the signs) is NOT at the Aries Point). Clear?

Equinoxes and solstices are also prominent. We make a fuss over them, right? In Japan, the first day of each season is actually a national holiday. How cool is that? Thus, in a horoscope, a planet or angle at the Aries Point needs to be prominent. Off the top of my head, Meryl Streep & Elizabeth Warren both have the Sun at the Aries Point (though they are Cancers, mind you — born on the same day). They’re pretty prominent in everything they do, don’t you think?

Libra is an airy, mental sign, generally concerned with relationships, social graces and with promoting fairness, justice and balance. Its ruling planet is Venus, which can be oh-so-sweet and socially gracious. Libra’s mantra is : I BALANCE. This does not mean Librans are balanced; it means they generally are seeking balance and are quite capable of swinging back and forth wildly as they search for it. As sweet as Libra can be, they are not marshmallows. The term “iron fist in a velvet glove” often applies. Jimmy Carter is a Libra. So was Margaret Thatcher, dubbed the “Iron Lady.” Perhaps that also reflects her Scorpio Ascendant.  Vladimir Putin is  a Libra — rumored to have a Scorpio  Ascendant, too.

No sleeping in on MONDAY. Moon will be in high-flying Sagittarius — but thoughts and communication may be seriously sobering, as Saturn (control) will square Mercury (mindset) at 10:36 AM ET. Wake up and smell the coffee.

And now, more news.

The last time Jimmy Kimmel made headlines with a potent perspicacious spin on the need for actual affordable health care accessible to ALL — was around May 8th. Guess what pattern was hot in the cosmos? A challenge between MARS and NEPTUNE. Back then it was a square. Now it is an opposition — the next stage in the cycle. Think First Quarter Moon moving on to Full Moon. This week Mr. Kimmel is making news again, calling out Congress on its fanatical (Neptune-Mars) effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act for the 348th time. He’s playing the role of Mercury (mindset) in harmony with dirt-digging Pluto (a pattern exact today at 1:59 PM ET), against the other Raging Bull–. Do we see this surge of persuasive action in his horoscope? Yes!

Mr. Kimmel is a Scorpio with a need for a vision, suggested by his Sun-Neptune conjunction. He is driven by the me-me-me need of his pioneering Moon in Aries, which is likely in a challenging pattern with Mars in “make it happen” Capricorn. This Mars is being supercharged by transiting Pluto this year and into next, so we can appreciate why Mr. Kimmel would be especially forceful in action. Here is the latest clip of Mr. Kimmel speaking truth to power on his show. As for The Guardian saying that Mr. Kimmel has emerged as the “unlikely”  leader of the fight to save the Afffordable Care Act, obviously it hasn’t seen his horoscope.

Meanwhile, at the United Nations, P45 praised the health care system of an African nation which does not exist.  Earlier this week he threatened to destroy North Korea. Yesterday, Kim Jong-un declared P45 a  “mentally deranged U.S. dotard,” boosting web traffic at dictionary dot com and perfectly reflecting the delusional potential of this week’s planetary patterns.  Also imaginary:

A Mexican navy official has apologized for confusion over reports that a 12-year-old girl was trapped alive after a Mexico City school collapsed in the wake of a magnitude 7.1 earthquakethat killed more than 280 people nationwide.

Reporters covered “rescue efforts” for over a day…only to find out that all of the students in that school were accounted for. Surreal…and how interesting that an apology for the error would come from the Navy (Neptune!).

Mars rules the head. Neptune is madness. Aaron Hernandez was an NFL player convicted of murder. He commited suicide in April. This week it was revealed that he had C.T.E, a disease of the brain often seen in football players. Symptoms include “problems with controlling aggression and impulses, and some degree of dementia, as well as mood swings, lapses in judgment and a disorganized manner”.

Final story of the day sent in by an Avid Reader. “Back in 1982 I was dealing acid at Jim Morrison’s grave and that’s when I met Vladimir Putin.”  Fact, fiction or just weird, wiggy ride of Neptune opposing Mars?

And what’s Neptune doing in your horoscope? Here’s the 411 on consultations and reports.

Thank you for reading this forecast.

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/8/2016: Sneak Peek at the Week; Big News Round-Up

Good Morning!

The Libra Moon goes void at 1:41PM ET, on its weekly disruptive clash with rebel Uranus. That’s the only exact planetary action on a day driven by a need for social graces, fairness in relationships, and appreciation from partners and peers. Stick to routine matters during the void and roll with whatever twists or flakes crop up in your efforts to move forward in a straight line.

Moon enters Scorpio at 12:51AM ET on TUESDAY, driving the following 48 hours with a need for depth and substance. It’s aided by a happily investigative alignment between Mercury and Pluto, exact at 7:22PM ET on WEDNESDAY. Dirt-diggers, unite!

The only other Moon void during the work week happens on Thursday at 1:22AM ET until 1:24PM ET. As we get closer to the end of the week, we’ll have Venus (money, women, social expression) following in Mercury’s footsteps (refer to last week’s lengthy post about the astrology of August). Venus squares Saturn on SATURDAY at 10:31PM ET, suggesting a hard-lined approach in matters related to Venus.  Look for “women of steel” to make headlines.  On SUNDAY, Venus is opposed by Neptune, blurring lines and inviting us to See the Softer Side of Sears, along with the strictly practical.

The biggest shift this week is Saturn turning direct at 9 degrees of Sagittarius, exact on SATURDAY at 5:51AM ET. Saturn refers to structure, authority, ambition and necessary control (among other keywords). If you’ve been having trouble getting a project off the ground in the past four months, take heart. Moving those plans forward is now in sync with planetary patterns, especially if those plans involve getting real about your belief system and expanding your reach. You’ll feel the release and/or push to advance more personally if you have a planet or angle around 9 degrees of Sagittarius, Pisces, Virgo and Gemini.  Onward!

And now, the news.

First, news received two weeks ago from Avid Reader Margaret:

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News and more news, reflecting the hardcore dizziness of mental Mercury’s recent engagement with Saturn, Neptune and now Pluto. Add a war between the sexes and you have it all on the cover of the NYT Sunday Magazine: “The Untold Story of the Fight Over the Brain of ‘H.M.’ — the Patient Who Revolutionized the Science of Memory.” On the NYT home page: “Researchers or Corporate Allies? Think Tanks Blur the Lines.” Plus, a seriously wiggy profile of the ex-priest whose assault on an Olympic runner in 2004 led to that runner, Vanderlei de Lima, being chosen to light the caldron last week in Rio. Meanwhile, who remembers the ad campaign, “This is your brain on drugs,”  — the one with the egg sizzling in a pan? What a perfect week to read that it’s coming baaaaaaaaaack.

Honestly, the wheels have been flying off the bus in the news  — and I’m just grateful to have an understanding of the planetary patterns suggesting a world gone temporarily insane. The NYT threw up its hands two days ago and declared this  the meme for the entire year:

this is fine


UPDATE: on Edward Snowden. Last fall I anticipated that he would be making a move in January, June and/or October. He did make headlines in January — but I see the potential for something more ambitious. What’s going on in his horoscope?  How about a 12 degree Gemini Ascendant with Mercury sitting on it at 10 degrees Gemini, both currently under pressure from Saturn, Neptune and all of the other mutable planets, as noted in my last post? We can expect an idealistic/ambitious communication impacting his relationship to the public, his personal projection and creative expression. We may see a move, a wipeout or separation. I’ll be interested to see what’s happening in the first weeks of September and October. Meanwhile, this week he created a buzz with a tweet inviting former colleagues to reconnect with him, saying, “it’s time.” Another cryptic tweet had some wondering if he had indeed been wiped out. Not so, say people who claim to Know Such Things.

Elsewhere, Madeleine L’Engle, the author of the children’s classic,  A Wrinkle in Time is no longer among the living. But her book sales are skyrocketing since Chelsea Clinton mentioned A Wrinkle in Time in her DNC speech last month.  Would it surprise you to learn that Ms. L’Engle has a 10 Virgo Ascendant and is thus also being energized by transiting Saturn, Neptune and all of the other planets in Virgo? Her chart has some other things going on now, too. The horoscope lives forever!

Meanwhile, Barbra Streisand’s PR efforts to promote an upcoming memoir and a new album are in sync with planetary patterns in her horoscope. Her love love-me-do Leo Moon is at 10 degrees, energized by last week’s New Moon at — 10 degrees Leo. Her Moon is in the 5th house of creative self-expression; transiting Mars, which rules her pioneering me-me-me Aries Ascendant just squared Saturn, ruler of her 10th house of career and 11th house of love/appreciation received. Engage! Her upcoming solar arc between Jupiter, ruling her 9th house of publishing, and her Ascendant suggests expansive and rewarding potential. Huzzah!

UPDATE: on Melania Trump, whose natal horoscope I briefly sketched at the end of July. I did not discuss her upcoming Mars transits, as there are only so many hours in a day with so many other news stories to discuss.  But when your horoscope is hot, you’re hot, so here goes. Last week Mrs. Trump’s website was taken down (under attack by those doubting the veracity of her asserted college degree) when transiting Mars was at 28 Scorpio, exactly opposing her earth goddess Venus in Taurus. Hours later, the New York Post published nude photos of Mrs. Trump and another woman that were taken in New York in 1995 and appeared in a European magazine (they’re one Google search away, if you simply must see them).

OK, so what — big deal — what model doesn’t have nude pictures in her portfolio? But then, when transiting Mars entered Sagittarius on August 3rd, it met up with her natal Neptune.  Scandale! Mars-Neptune contacts do suggest scandal — and the nature of this particular scandal has to do with her status as a foreigner (Sagittarius).  Because it is quite clear that Mrs. Trump has not been truthful about when she first came to New York,  and statements she made about having a visa that would have allowed her to work legally in the U.S. are highly suspect.

Someone with empathy might say, “look, she wanted to live the American Dream and who can blame her, and look how well she’s done — so why make a fuss about a technicality.” Totally! Except that if Mrs. Trump were any other illegal immigrant, her husband — who is decidedly not an empathetic person — would want her deported immediately. I know, surreal, right? And perfectly in tune with the wiggy Saturn-Neptune patterns we’ve been living through for months.

Transiting Mars will oppose Mrs. Trump’s natal Mars on August 15th. This suggests provocative action. It’s taken me two days to get back into finishing this news round-up, and dirt continues to be dished, with “new evidence” suggesting that Mrs. Trump may have gained her 2001 green card by virtue of a marriage — four years before she met her current husband.

Will any of this matter to Trump supporters? Social scientists say it won’t and here’s why — add it to last week’s ginormous pile of bewildering Mercury-Neptune headlines, along with this palm reader’s take on Trump’s tiny hands.

Speaking of Mr. Trump, let the record show that transiting Jupiter was at 22and 23 godforsaken degrees of Virgo all last week. Why is this important? It is important because the planet associated with expansiveness — for better or worse — has been squaring his 22 Gemini Sun and 21 Sagittarius Moon since the end of July, reflecting a dominant status in the headlines akin to the proverbial Hindenburg.

23 Virgo was where Jupiter stood at a dead stop last January, before turning retrograde. This suggests that the potential for expansion was especially strong at the beginning of the year. Transiting Jupiter at 23 Virgo makes harmonious aspects to his potentially stingy social expression, suggested by his Venus conjunct stern Saturn at 23 and 25 Cancer. It also harmonizes with his 23 Taurus Midheaven (career/public status).

Thus it makes sense that we’d see a lengthy article detailing his generous contributions to charity, as well as others  concerning his expansive behavior. Let’s keep an eye out for the week of September 11th, when transiting Mars will make contact with his Sun and Moon. Should be provocative.

But wait, there’s more:  as with Barbra Streisand, Donald Trump horoscope is also directly affected by this month’s Leo New Moon. It happened right on his natal Pluto, buried in the 12th house of the self-undoing, ruling the 4th house of core personal foundation. What exactly is that foundation, many in the press and elsewhere are publicly wondering. Quicksand? In the 12th House a natal Pluto suggests, as astrologer Noel Tyl has written, someone who feels that “the world doesn’t understand me.” Sad!

On to general news about Jupiter turning retrograde at 23 Virgo in January. This is when Iran released four detained Americans. This is also when the U.S. sent Iran a plane full of cash, fulfilling a separate agreement  to return money Iran paid the U.S. for weapons it never received back in 1979. It made headlines then, so why is this story back now? Some members of Congress are calling the cash payment a “ransom” paid in exchange for those who were detained, as you made have seen in the news. A friend of mine is calling it “blueberry pancakes,” which would be a much more entertaining headline. Though just to be clear, because he’s calling it “blueberry pancakes” doesn’t make it so. What’s relevant from an astro-logical point of view is that we see how a story that was hot when Jupiter (or any planet) turns retrograde can become hot again when — after its retrograde period, it turns direct and  returns to the place it was when it stationed retrograde. Astrology is amazing.

Final note re:  the combative potential of the recent clash between Venus and Mars, coupled with this week’s Venus square Saturn. I’m so pleased to see we do have an “Iron Lady” making headlines at the Olympics — Hungarian swimmer Katinka Hosszu. She is shattering records, even as a furious buzz erupted over the weekend when a hapless NBC announcer said that Ms. Hossku’s husband (who is also her coach) was “responsible” for her fabulous performance. Right-o.

OK. I believe that covers everything for the next few days, including the Big Cargo Short Controversy (Venus in prissy Virgo challenged by adventurous Mars in Sagittarius), which the linked article brilliantly explains.

To find out what all these planetary patterns mean for your horoscope, now is the time to schedule a personal consultation. We will have an excellent discussion together.

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Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 8/22/2014 & The Weekend: More on President Obama


Lucky you if you’re starting the weekend early, continuing the natural cosmic break that began as of 3:34PM ET Thursday, when the Moon drifted into the void in Cancer, not to enter party-hearty Leo until 4:49PM ET today. Speaking of Leo, today is the last full day of the Sun in Leo. The Sun enters Virgo at 12:46AM ET on Saturday and starts taking names, numbers and otherwise offering the organizational energy that will be upfront and center once the New Moon kicks in Monday at 10:13AM ET with a vengeance.

Chill today…or continue to follow up and/or mull over whatever useful facts you dug up on Thursday. Have a very happy Happy Hour on Friday night, once the Moon enters Leo. If shopping is on your to-do list this weekend, do it Saturday, as the Moon will be void of course from 4:23AM ET Sunday until 5:33AM ET Monday.  Around 10AM ET Saturday is when we can benefit from the lift suggested by the Moon’s hook-up with expansive Jupiter; around 10PM ET we’ll have another pleasant boost suggested by Moon together with Venus.

Conflicts and/or crankiness may hit those of us with planets around 17-18 degrees of Leo, Scorpio, Taurus and Aquarius, as the Moon clashes with warrior Mars and stern Saturn (both in ruthless Scorpio) in the wee hours on Sunday.  Chill, chill, chill on Sunday — or wrap up projects you started at the beginning of the last New Moon. That listlessness or restlessness you may feel is typical of a “dead Moon” i.e., the end of the lunar cycle. Somehow we sense that new energy is just around the corner, but we don’t know what it is.  No sleeping in on Monday.

And now, the news.

How interesting to see the stock markets on yet another roll, in light of Monday’s super-indulgent and expansive hook-up between Venus (money) and Jupiter (expansion). Elsewhere, I would love to get my hands on superstar pitcher Mo’ne Davis’s birthday — something more specific than “she turned 13 two months ago”. But didn’t her tour de force performance — pitching a shut-out game and landing on the cover of Sports Illustrated — lift our spirits, too? In other news, on yesterday’s easy but potent alignment between mental Mercury and investigative Pluto, here’s some new research on likely causes of autism, focusing on hyperactive synapses as a likely suspect. This is intriguing because in the horoscopes I have seen of people diagnosed with autism, I have noted planetary patterns suggesting overstimulated nerves, often reflected in stressful aspects between Mercury and Uranus, for example.

Meanwhile, how interesting to see NYT columnist Maureen Dowd’s latest take on President Obama, given the patterns currently active in his horoscope, as noted in prior forecasts. The column is called “Alone Again, Naturally” — and what have we been saying about the heavy, loner potential of Saturn, now at 17 Scorpio, where it has been challenging Obama’s 18 Aquarius Ascendant for over two months? According to Dowd, “The president who was elected because he was a hot commodity is now a wet blanket.”

On Monday — on the New Moon at 2 Virgo — Mars, which is currently ruthlessly and effectively placed in Scorpio, for better or for worse, will catch up with Saturn at 17 degrees of Scorpio, as both planets square Obama’s Ascendant. In traditional astrology, Mars and Saturn have an unsavory reputation; in modern astrology, they certainly have their strengths, but they can also be difficult to manage. With the two of them together we see the potential for an ambitious outburst of expression, for better or for worse. Sometimes if the energy of the transit is not expressed by the person, it is acted upon that person. In the case of Mars, it can be reflected as an accident or an angry attack. In the case of Saturn, it may be experienced as a loss — sometimes as a death or illness in the extended family — or a health issue for the person concerned. Let’s watch and see how this potent pattern will be expressed in Obama’s reality over the weekend and during the next New Moon cycle. In the news this week, I would argue that it has been reflected in horrifically efficient acts of aggression too awful to mention overseas, and also in the United States — caught on tape.

Cue Gilbert O’Sullivan now, please.

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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 8/28/2013: A Deeper Perspective

A need for depth and perspective in all areas of fact-gathering, mindset and communication is suggested today by the Moon in information-junkie Gemini and a supportive connection between mental Mercury and perspicacious Pluto. Oh, how these thoughts have power…and considerable debate over the facts may be had around 1:48PM ET, as the Gemini Moon squares Mercury in exacting Virgo. Get it off your desk today; Moon goes void for a long break at 12:44AM ET Thursday…not to enter Cancer, the next sign, until Friday at 7:33AM ET.

The day begins with a charge and a challenge: the 3rd Quarter Moon, offering the final hit to the New Moon agenda that was set on August 6th. What was that all about, you may wonder (how quickly we forget). It was about “a pageant” — suggested by the bold, creative and imperial conjunction of the Sun and Moon at 15 degrees of royal Leo. Here is that New Moon forecast again.  The Sabian Symbol for the 3rd Quarter Moon at 6 degrees of Gemini is “drilling for oil”. Now isn’t that interesting, given one of the dominant themes in the headlines. For more on that story, I offer you this. If I didn’t, I might hide under the covers for the rest of the day.

Let the record show that drilling for oil is a highly speculative venture. Yes, there is the potential for great wealth that can be obtained by going deep & tapping into resources that are millions of years old. However, such gains in wealth may be painfully short-term, and ultimately destructive to the rest of the environment. Plus, when that oil is tapped, it’s tapped. Or it might not be there to begin with. You drill and strike out, leaving behind a big mess (google “fracking” for further details). Sabian Symbol guru Blaine Bovee has a lot of other interesting things to say about the symbolism of this particular degree —  I recommend you get his book.

In your own personal world, use the energy of this 3rd Quarter Moon to look deeper. Think twice before taking things at face value, even if doing so would be easier. Do your homework. Sometimes it’s good to be boring, even if it spoils the party. You may discover some hidden resources as a result.  Also (I am realizing, after already shipping this forecast to my email subscribers), if you have to make a persuasive argument today, planetary patterns have your back. Onward!

Coming up: a look at the horoscope of the United States in 2014 — I’ve been meaning to post something for some time…meanwhile, here’s an intriguing story about a group of forward-thinking people in area of natural resources…oil-drilling is not on their agenda.





Astro-logical Forecast for Saturday – Monday 9/1 – 9/3/2012: From Surreal to Real

As you go with the flow of today’s Moon in dreamy Pisces, note the inspired (or surreal) potential of the exact opposition between nebulous Neptune and Mercury (mindset, communication, travel), exact at 5:17PM ET. This could be some fantastic escape you’re on, as you chill through the evening hours on a Moon void-of-course that begins at 4:37PM ET and ends at 1:37AM ET on Sunday, when the Moon moves into RAMbunctious Aries. Get outside and do something physical with all that energy, will ya? But do note the potential for upsets, power plays and other disruptions of the status quo when the impulsive Aries Moon is challenged by ruthless Pluto and rebel Uranus between 3-4PM ET. Translation: the potential for reckless behavior, including accidents, goes up — be mindful!

During last week’s Republican convention, the anti-war group Code Pink made two appearances that were not on the official schedule. Around 10:47PM ET on Thursday, they interrupted Mitt Romney’s speech and around the same time the night before, they interrupted Paul Ryan. Pressuring the midheaven (public status) of the charts at those times it is interesting to see restrictive Saturn (structure, authority), in fair-minded Libra challenged by Venus (women, money) in nurturing Cancer. Code Pink was founded by women, some of whom have worn vagina costumes in recent protest events. Point is, the square between Saturn and Venus, exact on Monday at 3:46A ET, suggests a serious focus and reality check on issues concerning women. And look what’s on the cover of this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine: “Who Wears the Pants in This Economy? When Jobs Go Away, Husbands & Wives Make A New Deal.” Coincidence or conspiracy?

In your own personal world, this weekend may inspire you to get real or practical about a relationship. Or you may find yourself facing a stern reality check on your finances. Monday is a holiday in the US, but if you are one of the millions now cheerfully self-employed (and self-reliant, courtesy of Uranus in Aries), consider getting some work done as the potential for accomplishment is high. You’ll be supported by easy connections among action-oriented Mars, resourceful Pluto and mental Mercury. You can chill on Thursday, when the Moon will be void-of-course all day in Taurus.

PS: I almost put a bit in the forecast that went out to subscribers just minutes ago that when President Obama gives his speech Thursday night, he will no doubt argue we should stay the course and keep things the way they are. Which is right in line with the needs of that night’s Taurus Moon (Taurus does not like change).  This just came over the wires: “Obama to Make Case for Voters to Stick With Him”