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Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 1/31/2012: More Mooooooon in Taurus

Yesterday we had six connections to the Moon in Taurus, which suggested a dynamic need to establish and/or preserve material comfort and security. Today we have only two connections to the Moon and the first one doesn’t hit until 9:08PM ET. If yesterday felt like you had to shift gears multiple times during the day, see if you notice that today could feel like you’re slowly cruising in third gear.  If the evening finds you inclined to indulge in the sensual world, that would be in line with planetary patterns, too. Speaking of which…

…we’re building to an illuminating opposition between Venus (the feminine) and Mars (the masculine), exact Wednesday at 6:41PM ET. Already you may be feeling a bit of tension — possibly on the juicy/alluring side — in your interpersonal relationships, especially those between the sexes (including the same sexes, if you are so inclined — whatever/whomever might be the yin to your yang). Now you know what Wednesday might bring.

In other news — catching up on the headlines I missed over the weekend — it was no surprise to read of “hundreds of arrests” at Occupy Oakland “around 3PM” on Saturday. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/30/us/occupy-oakland-protest-leads-to-hundreds-of-arrests.html?ref=sarahmaslinnir Looking at the horoscope for that place and time, we immediately see aggressive Mars challenging the point of public status and ruthless Pluto challenging the point of personal projection. This is the same pattern that marked the start of the previous Sunday’s game between the 49ers and the Giants. While a no-holds-barred suggestion of aggression expressed may be perfect for a modern day gladiator tournament, it’s a definite red flag for a protest rally, no matter how peaceful the intention, especially with Moon in fiery Aries, rebel Uranus running wild and — hello — Mars retrograde. Remember, starting wars, throwing bottles and cans and other impulsive acts of aggression are not favored when the warrior planet appears to be moving backwards in the sky.

Contrast this horoscope with the chart for noon on Monday, January 30th in Washington, DC, the time those at Occupy DC were given to either pack up and leave or they would be arrested. No aggressive Mars or ruthless Pluto prominent in this chart; with a Taurus Moon and Taurus Ascendant suggesting a need to preserve the status quo (not to mention a stubborn streak also suggested by Taurus), chances were good that an aggressive confrontation would not be forced at that time (supported by other measurements in the chart). Occupy DC — in its present form, rats and all — appears to have bought more time. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/01/occupy-dc-rats-washington-mayor.html

I keep an eye on OWS and its offshoots because, as I’ve written in other forecasts, the rebellious spark and the issues of economic inequality they have raised showed up just as planetary patterns suggested something of this nature would. Where and how these seeds will eventually take root remains to be seen, but chances are strong that they will not just shrivel up and die. Let the record show that a friend of mine in town from Tokyo this weekend had this item at the top of her New York “Must-See” list: Visit Occupy Wall Street. Food for thought.

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 11/15/2011: Home Sweet Home

Add “preserving homeland security” to the emotional security needs of Moon in Cancer, which I’d argue include possession of certain territories. Preserving homeland security — “safety” — is the argument I’m listening to right now as Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains why the NYPD moved in under cover of darkness last night and evicted Occupy Wall Street, arresting at least 70 protestors http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/nyregion/police-begin-clearing-zuccotti-park-of-protesters.html?hp Frankly, I think it has less to do with “fire and safety hazards” and more to do with a certain press release that hit the newsrooms yesterday, announcing OWS’s intention to “shut down” the stock markets on November 17th.  Such a huge burst of energy and/or grand schemes is not inconsistent with the easy connection suggested by a very physical Mars and expansive, philosophical, “big picture” Jupiter, exact Wednesday at 5:08PM ET. And that burst of energy will find a release, one way or another.

Also in effect this week is an approaching challenge between nebulous Neptune and the Sun, exact on Sunday. On the plus side, Neptune is terrific for artists, musicians, healers and other visionaries. On the down side, Neptune can add an element of confusion, bewilderment, fantasy, deception and outright lies. Keep this in mind if you’re looking for a dose of reality or just the facts. What is said and/or presented may not be as it seems (see paragraph above for one possible example).

In your own personal world, be aware of physical energies bottling up — and find a healthy release in exercise or productive creativity. Your latest project can benefit from the boost, if channeled consciously.  Moon continues in Cancer all day long. If you’re feeling crabby or super-sensitive, go ahead and blame it on the Moon ; )

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 10/27/2011: “If I Be Waspish…”

Moon continues its sojourn through moody bastard Scorpio, and frankly, you may encounter — or witness — a bit of jagged sparring over control of space, both physical and emotional, as Mercury (mind, communication) is challenged by Mars, perhaps seeking to lord it over whomever. Is it therefore a coincidence that we are seeing violent efforts to disband OWS protesters in certain cities  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/us/oakland-and-other-cities-crack-down-on-occupy-protests.html?ref=us  In your own personal world, think twice before you snap at anyone today, as the odds are good that they will snap back. Add a bit of strategy, consideration and consciousness to your communication, and you could express the same drive in a passionate, yet effective presentation.

Aspects in the chart of yesterday’s New Moon continue their resonance over the next couple of days and are reflected in these headlines: news from underground related to oil/gas here http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/nyregion/gas-pipeline-to-manhattan-stirs-debate-in-2-states.html?hpw  and here http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/business/energy-environment/flying-with-biofuel-gets-one-step-closer.html?src=rechp ; Mississippi pushes boundaries and seeks to redefine (transform) one possible consequence of sexual intercourse http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/us/politics/personhood-amendments-would-ban-nearly-all-abortions.html?src=me&ref=us , as a CDC advisory panel recommends  a controversial prescription to prevent a sexually-transmitted disease http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/health/policy/26vaccine.html?src=recg  

Finally, keeping in line with the second trine between Jupiter and Pluto (see yesterday’s forecast) which suggests transforming a perspective on resources, news has just hit the wires that European banks have agreed to take a loss on Greek debt to help resolve the impending European fiscal crisis. Here in the US, the numbers are out on how the top 1% in this country have fared in recent years, perhaps transforming perspectives as well  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/us/politics/top-earners-doubled-share-of-nations-income-cbo-says.html?src=me&ref=us We’ll see where we’re at with all this in March…

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday-Sunday 10/13-16/2011: Fascinating Rhythms

It could be argued that the prime directive of Moon in Taurus is to keep things as they are, for the sake of preserving security, especially material security: food, shelter, clothing. It also needs to “keep the peace” and it can be quite stubborn in its efforts. It does not like change! It also needs to keep things real, an effort that is supported by yesterday’s Sun-Saturn hook-up (read forecasts from earlier in the week), and yet is currently challenged by an obsessive connection between crusading Mars and fantasy-driven Neptune that can feel like you’ve just fallen down a rabbit hole. Isn’t it amazing to see the words “rabbit hole” on the front page of the New York Times, especially in conjunction with one of the ultimate words in material security? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/opinion/rabbit-hole-economics.html?_r=1&hp Coincidence or conspiracy?

Friday’s early AM hours have an edge, as that stubborn Taurus Moon is challenged by action-oriented Mars in Leo (a placement known for success at getting away with murder). I’m hoping that as the day progresses, we’ll be more in tune with a jubilant, if a tad expensive/over-indulgent connection between Jupiter, the cosmic sugar daddy and Venus, the planet associated with love, money, art and beauty.

Saturday AM kicks off with a Moon void from 6:52AM to 10:15AM; folks on the West Coast likely won’t even notice it, though dreams may be more vivid than usual, courtesy of a connection between Moon and nebulous Neptune. Moon moves into the pixie-chatterbox sign of Gemini at 10:15AM ET, where it will delight in spreading the word all over town. What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening! Could be intense and dirt may be revealed, suggested by a connection between Mercury (mind, communication), now in the deeply substantive, spare-no-feelings sign of Scorpio — and everyone’s favorite planet, ruthless Pluto. Try to keep it light.

Meanwhile, in the headlines…Thursday’s heaviness of controlling Saturn in Libra (fairness, justice, the law) conjunct the Sun (life-force) was reflected in so many ways. Convicted inside-trader Raj Rajaratnam was sentenced to 11 years in prison — the second heaviest sentence yet for the three people who have been prosecuted for financial misdeeds since the 2008 financial crisis http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/rajaratnam-is-sentenced-to-11-years/?hp (Bernie Madoff got a longer sentence, and the third guy got…hmmm….maybe there wasn’t a third, as Martha Stewart served her time before 2008, I think).

In Connecticut, the second defendant in a deeply disturbing home invasion/triple murder case was found guilty of all charges. In Washington, the foiled plot by Iran (allegedly) to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US is being taken very, very seriously, with potentially heavy consequences to follow http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/us/obama-calls-for-iran-sanctions-following-alleged-plot.html?hp  And in New York, Mayor Bloomberg has informed Occupy Wall Street that they must move out so Zuccotti Park can be cleaned — and that they will no longer be permitted to bring camping gear into the Park. OWS responded by accusing Bloomberg of trying to shut down the protests. It subsequently began efforts to clean up the park on their own and have vowed to stand firm against actions by law enforcement to kick them out. Heavy!

The horoscope for Friday, October 14th at 7AM in New York, NY is fascinating. Controlling Saturn and Sun are rising — within eight minutes of clamping down on the Ascendant (the persona of the moment, if you will) — talk about an iron fist in a velvet glove! Idealism rules. There’s an obsessive push for prominence. And of course that Moon in Taurus suggests neither side is going to back down. And what’s particularly fascinating is this: the Ascendant (one of the most important points in a horoscope, after the Sun and the Moon), is 19 degrees of Libra — “a gang of robbers in hiding”.  Does that ring a bell? This is the degree of the Sun in Tuesday’s full Moon!! Re-read the forecast for the Full Moon, and before your head really explodes, consider THIS: the Midheaven (public image) of the horoscope of New York is…19 Aries (“a magic carpet” — how fitting and inspiring for a city known for its skyscrapers).

If you’re an astrology student you can ponder the significance of this fascinating synchronicity and symbolism on how New York is serving as a local lightning rod for the global event of this month’s Full Moon. To other readers, I’m pointing this out to illustrate that when we see planetary patterns repeating themselves, it suggests that something of significance is happening! 

In Zuccotti Park, I will be interested to see what happens around 8:30AM and what develops between 11:30AM and 1:30PM.

To be continued…

And thanks to all of you who have shared these forecasts with the rest of the free world. Much appreciated!

 

 

 

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday & Wednesday 10/11-12/2011: Full Moon in Aries

We are still moving full speed ahead with Moon in the pioneering, inspirational, faith in miracles sign of Aries, the battering Ram. Said Moon waxes full in one minute as I type this, at 10:05PM ET. Full Moons illuminate and clarify the issues set forth during the New Moon two weeks before. And this New Moon cycle suggested a quickening — possibly breathtaking pace, infused by oxygen finally reaching dormant embers waiting for a spark. With that being said, I’ve re-posted the forecast for the New Moon, all about relationship, belonging, campfires and “Kumbaya”. Well? Has that been in the news or what? http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/dining/protesters-at-occupy-wall-street-eat-well.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp  How have themes of belonging manifested in your own personal world? And what illumination does the Full Moon suggest?

More on the Full Moon, but first, tomorrow’s forecast, for those who just can’t wait. Moon continues its hectic pace in Aries all day. Note your dreams upon waking, as nebulous Neptune making contact with Mercury (mind, communication), suggests inspiration to carry you through the day. This softer touch may come in handy as you advance or must respond to whatever issue of gravitas lands in your lap between now and Thursday night, suggested by serious Saturn’s annual meet-up with the Sun (life force).  Moon goes void at  8:08PM ET for and hour and a half. Break time! Then it moves into tactile Taurus, suggesting a chance to eat, drink and get a massage — whatever sensual things make you feel secure and prepare you for the organizing and consolidating to be done on Thursday.

Back to the Full Moon.  I look first to the Sabian Symbols, as interpreted by Blain Bovee. If you’re a serious fan of astrology, just get his book right now on Amazon — you will have a field day reading about every degree of every planet and point in your horoscope. Dane Rudhyar and Marc Edmund Jones have books on the Sabian Symbols, but Bovee’s is so much more accessible in these modern times http://www.amazon.com/Sabian-Symbols-Astrological-Analysis-Original/dp/0738705306/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318386024&sr=8-

For the Moon at 19 Aries opposing the Sun at 19 Libra we find the symbols of “a magic carpet” opposing “a gang of robbers in hiding”. Oooh, this is just so juicy. “A magic carpet” is empowered by something outside conventional norms, transcending the Earth. Rising above it. What an interesting perspective you can get by introducing a little levity into your life.

“A gang of robbers in hiding”…suggesting a group consciousness with a unique code of honor, working undercover — cloaked, perhaps — as a necessary protection. There are no clearly visible leaders in Occupy Wall Street, the story that has dominated headlines as its ethos spreads to cities across the United States and even London (on Saturday). Isn’t that interesting? Here’s how those gathered on Wall Street are getting things done http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/why_the_elites_are_in_trouble_20111009

Well, fine, you say — how do I apply these symbols to the practical reality of my life? Bovee suggests “a mind to the challenge of maintaining integrity within a compromising social milieu; the right use of cover; creative alternatives to the paths of convention. Think of magic as the wisdom to know when to stand above the fray; to transcend situations that could lead to bereavement; to ascertain the right moment to touch down. Watch for helpers in hiding ready to emerge when help is needed; escapism; waiting on the sidelines until one’s influence can be effective.” In your quest for belonging (the New Moon agenda, re-posted below), how have the issues suggested by the Full Moon come into play? Consider this, as you consider buying Blain Bovee’s bodacious book : )

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 10/10/2011: Moon in Aries

As I write this forecast for Monday, the Moon is still void of course in Pisces, suggesting a collective focus on working with intangibles and getting in touch with our collective soul.  Moon enters Aries at 8:57AM ET, suggesting a slow start for those who must drag themselves out of bed and get to the office on what is for most Americans, a holiday (Columbus Day). But once you’re at the office (or even if you’re not), it’s quite likely you’ll notice the pace picking up, given that Moon in Aries has a pressing need to be “Number One” and get things done, and preferably yesterday.

Passions are likely to run high. Inspiration is in the air. The protesters on Wall Street — and in cities all over the country — are likely to attract even more attention over the next two days, especially as the Moon is waxing full (that happens late Tuesday night at 10:06PM). Meanwhile, Pluto and Uranus, the planetary heavies symbolically behind efforts to disrupt the status quo, both make contact with the Moon on Monday. Watch for jolts and strokes of genius around lunchtime ET, followed by an intense power play or catharsis around supper. In the markets, a strong probability of continued volatility.

Overall, there are no Moon voids to distract your plans for world domination during business hours this week. In terms of power days, Wednesday & Thursday stand out, as we process Full Moon “fallout” and the Sun (life force; the energy that drives us) makes its annual hook-up with disciplined, structured, serious Saturn (upside) which can also be the biggest wet blanket in town (downside).

As for replacing my kitchen faucet during today’s Moon void (as noted in Friday’s forecast), you’ll be pleased to know that — yes, as anticipated, a twist did arise. Turned out a couple of parts were missing — some thingy needed to connect two other thingies together. So the operation took longer than it should have, as the handyman had to go down to the basement and fish around (naturally he fished; the Moon was in Pisces), for the parts required. And with a little patience, it all worked out just fine.