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Friday 6/29/2012 & the Weekend: the Supremes Rule; TGIF

Moon entered the watery depths of Scorpio yesterday at 4:32PM ET, needing to be of substance and seeking knowledge for the sake of power and control. Add to this intensity a few more power plays and shocks to the system, suggested by ruthless Pluto and rebel Uranus challenging the Sun at 11AM ET and 4:11PM ET, respectively. How much more excitement can you stand (as if yesterday wasn’t enough — at least here in the US)? Watch the headlines.

In your own personal world, today you may well afford to make a power play or sudden move of your own. If so, you will be supported by a lovely connection between mental Mercury and expansive Jupiter at 11:39AM ET that is oh-so-very smart. Seriously. What’s on your mind? Got an idea you want to pitch? Or would you prefer to simply take action?

There are no exact aspects among the planets on Saturday, save for a couple of connections to the Moon…and the one we’re most likely to notice is a potentially dreamy/spacey challenge from nebulous Neptune at 10:55PM ET. Just who is that person you’re having dinner with, anyway? Are they really who they seem to be? By then the Moon will have moved into rowdy Sagittarius (as of 6:04PM ET), inspiring you to expand your mind and your horizons for the sake of a good time. Really, the Moon is delightfully supported by a series of pleasantries from 1:05AM to 7:52AM ET on Sunday…and then coasts through the rest of the day. Should be fun for our neighbors to the North who will be celebrating Canada Day. Huzzah!

OK, now for the news. You recall yesterday the Moon was void of course, suggesting a higher probability of crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing, correct? So in case you hadn’t heard, here are two screenshots from the good folks at Fox News and CNN, who were apparently so desperate to be the first to tell you how the Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, that they just made stuff up. Epic Fails! And apparently some folks over at the White House believed what they saw on TV until actual professional journalists at other networks reported the facts. Blame the initial freak out and confusion on the void…

Having looked at the birth dates for the nine justices of the Supreme Court the night before (see yesterday’s forecast), we could anticipate that Chief Justice Roberts would be the one to watch — driving the action. Roberts is an Aquarius with Moon in Pisces (Jan 27 1955 — time unknown), but what reeeally jumps out right now is his Mars (action!)  in pioneering Aries.  It is directly impacted by the status quo-disrupting Uranus-Pluto square, suggesting success after tremendous energy applied and a dominance of will. The only question would be…what did Chief Justice Roberts want?

Well, surprise, surprise (and thanks to planetary patterns, we were sure there would be one). Not only did Roberts write the majority opinion himself, he broke ranks with his conservative colleagues. The status quo was disrupted, and in a 5-4 decision, the Affordable Care Act stands. We can expect more dynamic action from Chief Justice Roberts as Pluto and Uranus continue to supercharge his natal Mars through 2013. I’ll be verrrrry interested to see what’s going on in his life between November and February of 2013 — with December being the focal point for a particularly bold — and probably disruptive — shift (SA Pluto=Uranus, for the astrology pros reading this).

Then there was this shocking upset from yesterday: Rafael Nadal defeated at Wimbledon by an upstart! Note that sports matches that occur during Moon voids have a higher probability of victory for the underdog…

Have a great weekend — and keep those cards and letters coming : )

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 6/28/2012: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Moon in rational, fair-minded, relationship-oriented Libra goes void at 4:22AM ET on a serious, potentially ambitious or depressing (choose one and operate accordingly) hook-up with Saturn, setting the tone for the bulk of the day. I wrote that line last night — and at 2:30AM ET a story hit the NYT home page speculating that losses at JPMorgan Chase may reach $9 billion (up from the $2 billion that was reported on May 10, a few days before Venus — money, love, value — turned retrograde). Apparently there has been time to review the financial situation (reviewing is an excellent thing to do when planets are retrograde) — and it is interesting that today’s revised estimates of losses comes after Venus has just turned direct.

Back to today’s long Moon void: if you’re new to the forecast and aren’t familiar with Moon voids and how to manage them, click here. You’ll have until 4:32PM ET today to consciously experience what a void can feel like: odd twists and delays cropping up while trying to move in a straight line; crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing; a higher chance of people flaking out. Go with the flow — maybe even a creative flow — and resist the temptation to make an impulsive purchase that later proves useless.

In the background you may have been noticing — all week — an intense buzz. You may also have noticed traffic jams of all forms — why has it been so hard for people to just get where they need to go? To review the major action of the week:  three planets either changed direction and/or sign, which requires a mental adjustment as we adapt to the new traffic flow. Patience! And there’s that square between Uranus and Pluto, which can’t help but disrupt the status quo.

On Friday, the Sun, now in the emotionally sensitive sign of Cancer, will be exactly opposed by ruthless Pluto and squared by rebel Uranus (at 11AM ET and 4:11PM ET), but certainly we’ve been feeling the supercharged potential for power plays and breakthroughs/break-ups of this pattern all week. If you were born a few days before the 30th of March, June, September or December, you have likely been feeling the intensity on a personal level. In the headlines, right now I’m seeing a break-up in Rupert Murdoch’s empire, as the New York Times heads to China. Meanwhile, life in parts of Colorado is being disrupted as a wildfire rages out of control.

We can anticipate more of the same over the next couple of days, as we await a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act presumably to be announced today…though with the Moon void of course, a delay is not 100% out of the picture. Just for fun, I took a look at the birthdays of all the Supreme Court justices. I immediately noticed that Chief Justice John G. Roberts has aggressive Mars in pioneering Aries — and that his dynamic, assertive will is being supercharged by the Uranus-Pluto square. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are two other newsmakers who have Mars activated by Uranus-Pluto right now. Compulsive forces at work in the promotion of personal agendas?

And now, a vintage song by Neil Sedaka, which popped into my head while I was thinking about a subhead for today’s forecast. Enjoy!

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 6/29/2011

We are in the balsamic phase of the lunar cycle, a time to wrap up the New Moon agenda, clear your desk and get ready for the new cycle which starts Friday.  Regular readers will recall that in this dark side of the moon we often feel listless or restless, sensing that something new is around the corner, but we don’t know what. Perhaps more restless than listless today, with Moon still in jumpy Gemini.

Interesting to note so many stories involving nuclear power. The subject was anticipated as suggested by yesterday’s Pluto-Sun opposition — and the headlines delivered: Gov.Cuomo of New York aiming to shut down Indian Point (nuclear power plant); fires burning near Los Alamos, NM. Meanwhile, fallout continues in the natural gas industry as a result of Sunday’s NYT article alleging doubt about its financial viability. Look for more headlines involving resources, especially banks, as the day wears on.

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 6/27/2011

When rebel Uranus and proactive Mars hook up, as they do early this AM, innovation rules the day. Watch the headlines for technological breakthroughs. In your own personal world, think different. Explore a new approach to an old problem — without whining about it. Make the change!

Moon goes void in patient and/or stubborn Taurus at 12:24PM ET, not to enter Gemini until 3:56AM. New Yorkers, you’ve got the morning to get it off your desk; Angelenos, yours could be a total day of rest, brainstorming and likely twists in your efforts to move in a straight line. Given the Moon void’s tendency to make mountains out of molehills, you are advised to do your darnedest to refrain from engaging in petty power plays and confrontations suggested by ruthless Pluto’s opposition to the Sun at 1:18AM Tuesday ET. There will be likely be plenty of legitimate serious stuff more worthy of your time and focus.

Here’s a reprint of portions of Friday’s forecast, noting the dominant pattern of the week, with a few correlating headlines hitting the papers so far:

The Big T-Square Party among the heavies (Pluto, Saturn and Uranus) likely makes its influence felt even more than it already has through next week. A lengthy post about this key planetary pattern was first published here around July 21st of last year – you can find it on my website) Sunday at 6:14AM erratic rebel Uranus in devil-may-care Aries squares the emotional security-needing Sun in Cancer.  A declaration of independence, a seismic jolt or other status quo disruption will likely be felt in a big way beforehand.  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/25/nyregion/a-sense-of-euphoria-settles-on-the-west-village.html?scp=9&sq=gay%20marriage%20new%20york&st=cse

Ruthless Pluto opposes Sun just after midnight on Tuesday, adding intrigue, exposed corruption, power plays and news from underground (radiation, mines, oil, to name a few examples). http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/us/26gas.html?pagewanted=3&_r=1&hp  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/world/americas/26mine.html?hp  Controlling, patriarchal wet blanket Saturn squares the Sun next Saturday, the day after yet another eclipse. Who’s going to be feeling it the most? Those born on the 25th of March, June, September and December — give or take a day or two.  Also those having a point or planet at 4-5 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.