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Astro-logical Forecast for Friday & The Weekend: The News is The News; President Obama Update

Moon continues its sojourn through Sagittarius today, armed with a spirit of high-flying righteousness. The need to expand horizons may be tripped up by the adjustments required by Mercury’s change of direction — forward, now — on Wednesday. Sorry, travelers, but United won’t honor that $70 first-class ticket from Heathrow to Newark you thought you’d scored, thanks to a computer glitch. Meanwhile, Jeb Bush and his staff scrambled to redact a boatload of sensitive personal data of Florida constituents that was inadvertently released (because no one bothered to read it before they hit “send”). Oops.

This isn’t the only tech headache Mr. Bush has suffered in recent days. With Saturn also in Sagittarius, serious consideration of the opinions we spout — with swift karmic consequences — can be expected.   Just ask Justine Sacco, who made headlines last year when a “stupid Tweet blew up her life”. Her story can be read in this Sunday’s NYT magazine.

A friendly, techy connection to the Moon from Uranus around 1PM ET today, followed by an expansive connection to Jupiter at 6:07PM ET suggests a lighter vibe than yesterday. If you wake up itching for a fight tomorrow, you may be living out the potential of a combative connection between the Moon and aggressive Mars. See if you can channel that passion into something better suited for Valentine’s Day. However far out your exploration takes you is likely to be of no consequence , and sometimes that can be a good thing. The Moon goes void at 10:15AM ET,  not to enter Capricorn until 5:24PM ET. Chill, avoid the malls and enjoy the wandering adventure.

Dinner with your Valentine on a night with Moon in Capricorn may not be the most romantic backdrop, but all of the props should be in place, as Capricorn strives to make things happen. Expect whatever is de rigueur. On the other hand, a meet-up between Venus and Mars in Pisces (exact next Sunday, but in effect now) suggests soulful passion. On the other hand, Pisces does refer to victimization, and Capricorn is a masterful user. You’re not really going to see That Movie, are you?

Sunday features a dreamy alignment between Moon and Neptune — lovely for lingering. If you’re using part of the holiday weekend to take care of practical chores, go for it in the afternoon, but be aware that the Moon makes its weekly clash with Uranus and Pluto between 4:30PM and 6PM ET, suggesting sudden jolts, power plays and other emotional charges. Monday’s patterns are lighter, and there’s another Moon void between 3:17PM and 7:13PM ET, after which Moon enters quirky, friendly Aquarius.

And now, the news.

And again, news is The News, courtesy of Saturn in Sagittarius (potential reality check for the media), challenged as it is now by Neptune in Pisces (visionaries, dreamers, frauds, victims, martyrs).  First, we find out we’re losing our favorite fake newsman (Jon Stewart, whom we take more seriously than most real ones). Then our favorite real newsman turns out to be not-so-real and he’s out, too (Brian Williams, for at least six months). And then, on Wednesday, we lose a seriously real newsman, Bob Simon, whom you may know from CBS’s  venerable 60 Minutes.

Mr. Simon was killed in an accident.  The driver of his Town Car hit another car that was stopped at a light. I looked at the chart for the time of the accident: Saturn and Neptune  are exactly on the angles of the chart, suggesting confusion, with grave consequences. Freaky. And there’s more: on Thursday night’s heavy meet-up between the Moon and Saturn, highly respected NYT columnist David Carr — whose beat was the media (Sagittarius!)  — suddenly passed away. Mr. Carr’s own life story has plenty of shades of Neptune (addiction & redemption) and Saturn (authority, gravitas). Two tributes published today are well worth the read:  here and here.  The writing is beautiful.

Briefly — because I’d like to get this posted by 9AM ET — an update on President Obama’s horoscope and how recent actions reflected the expansive reach suggested by last week’s 17 degree  Aquarius Sun-Jupiter in Leo opposition. You will note that the President’s Ascendant is 18 Aquarius. We noted months ago that  he was likely to be “at the top of his game” with transiting Saturn at the top of his chart in Nov-Dec 2014 (surprise, surprise — but not to astrologers)…and again this summer. We should also note that transiting Saturn in Sagittarius has just made the first of three oppositions to his 3 Gemini Moon, reinforcing a need for ambition and advance. Right after that Sun-Jupiter opposition, the President asked Congress for “expansive authorization to combat ISIL

Oh, there is so much more to report. But let’s stop for now and end on a horizon-expanding story about how, like humans, plants are all connected,  too– but by an underground network of fungus. It’s really neat.

And now this story won’t post until 10AM, because if I don’t take time to proof it, I won’t be able to correct half of the typos. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday weekend!

What’s going on your horoscope?  Find out in a personal astro-logical consultation. We will have an excellent discussion together.

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 7/30/2012: Make It Happen!

Happy Monday!

Why is it happy? Because here in the Western hemisphere, we’re starting the work week off  with the Moon in proactive, take care of business Capricorn — and it is not void of course! This suggests that moving in a straight line, with purposeful direction won’t be nearly the challenge it felt like last week (from the feedback I’ve been hearing and seeing on so many Facebook posts). And you may be especially inspired, given that the practical Moon is in a supportive connection with visionary Neptune. Note your dreams upon waking.

Finding practical, stable value in monetary concerns, artistic expression and social graces will likely pull focus over the next few days, as realistic Saturn makes an easy connection to loving Venus, exact on Tuesday at 3:40AM ET.  If not practical value in actual material form, then certainly practical value in significant ideas about them. I say this because Saturn and Venus are now both in Air signs, which are often more comfortable in the world of ideas. Adding innovation, technology and the avant-garde to the mix is another easy connection between the Sun (in dramatic Leo) and inventive Uranus (in pioneering Aries). What new firsts may we see in the headlines over the next few days?

As the day progresses, we’ve got the usual potential for shake-ups and power plays, courtesy of that “make-it-happen” Moon making contact with ruthless Pluto (at 4:03PM ET) and rebel Uranus (at 5:34PM ET). Breakthroughs and breakouts?

Meanwhile, was there any confusion in Friday’s  in Friday’s Olympics opening ceremony (suggested by Mercury retrograde and a Moon void)? Here in the United States, plenty of viewers were confused because it was not carried live on NBC and I haven’t heard of anyone who could find it online. America had to wait until 8PM ET to see what the rest of the Free World apparently got to watch at 4PM ET (in their respective time zones). Still, as forecast on Thursday, the broadcast did break records on Friday. Huzzah!

Moon voids for the rest of the week:

Tuesday 7:30PM ET – Wednesday 5:56AM ET

Friday 3:24AM ET – 9:58AM ET

Make the most of this productive week. Since Mercury is retrograde, it’s a great time to get in touch with people you haven’t spoken with in a while. Happy networking and REconnecting!