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Thursday 9/7/2017 & the Weekend: The Calm Before the Storm

Allll- righty then!

As of 8:01 AM ET the Moon is in me-me-me Aries, driving the day with a need to inspire, and — if it’s on its best behavior — fiercely champion the underdog. Humming in the background is a power-consolidating harmony between the Sun and Pluto, exact on Sunday. Forge ahead — though do be advised that Mercury, planet of communication and travel, is just getting back up to speed after turning direct on Tuesday. Easy does it in all matters of thinking, speaking and getting from Point A to Point B.

Power plays and potential disruption of the status quo may rear their heads around midday ET on FRIDAY; early morning ET on SATURDAY, as the Aries Moon is rattled by its weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus.

Moon enters Taurus on SATURDAY at 12:23 PM ET — and if we are really lucky, Mother Nature will respect the Taurus need for material comfort, security and stability. Mercury re-enters Virgo at 10:52 PM ET — may cooler analytical heads prevail through September 29th.

Moon goes void on SUNDAY at 8:54 PM ET…not to enter Gemini until 3:29PM ET on MONDAY. A slow start to the next work week — yes, you can sleep in.

And now, the news.

UPDATE:  Michelle Obama, whose horoscope is performing exactly as anticipated on October 17, 2016.

What does her horoscope suggest in the near-term future? We immediately see the potential for a declaration of individualism in the late spring and summer of next year, as transiting Uranus challenges  her no-nonsense Capricorn Sun. This streak carries into the spring of 2018.

Michelle Obama just ripped up the playbook for former First Ladies,”  says WaPo. What’s causing such a stir?

After more than a decade in public life, can she freely shed the sheath dress and pearls for a wide brim black hat and dookie braids?

She just did.

By allowing herself to be photographed alongside 15 other members of Beyoncé’s inner circle, Obama reclaimed her image from the annals of stodgy first lady portraits…

I would not be surprised to see another statement of independence from Mrs. Obama around mid-October.

Meanwhile, I am so glad I wrote about the Sabian Symbols for yesterday’s Full Moon in Pisces, even though I wasn’t quite sure how they might be relevant in the headlines. “A lady in a fox fur” represents 14 Pisces, suggesting “cunning” and “camouflage for family protection,” according to Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee.

Guess who WaPo is calling “crazy like a fox” in today’s news? Not Michelle Obama.  Nay, ’tis P45 — because of his jaw-dropping decision to go along with the Democrats — a.k.a. “Chuck and Nancy” in a deal to kick the can down the road another three months and fund the federal government  and hurricane relief at least through December. It is totally worth it to subscribe to WaPo, just read in full a prescient interview with Michael Steele from last fall:

So, let me just say straight up that, in answer to your question, the Republican Party still has this fight to go through, and they still have this reckoning. Because what they’ve done is they’ve elected someone who was not of their caste. … He’s not a Republican in the sense that Paul Ryan is a Republican or Reince Priebus is a Republican. He is a guy who is a populist, and he was able to — as we saw with Bernie Sanders — shake up the system.

“Not of their caste,” i.e., “a lady in fox fur.?” Well. I did say we could expect bipartisan efforts this week in the aftermath of the Aug 27th Jupiter-Saturn sextile, right? But if it’s coming from P45, the Sabian Symbol suggests the motive has more to do with self-preservation than authentic cooperation. P45 Jr was summoned to the Senate today to explain why he took a meeting with that Russian lady lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton. And son-in-law Jared Kushner may have helped Russian operatives buy targeted  political ads on Facebook, etc., etc., etc.

In other news, House Speaker Paul Ryan, interviewed in today’s NYT, says P45 “wanted a bipartisan moment;” i.e. no “partisan fight over hurricane aid.”  P45 is reportedly thrilled thrilled thrilled with the positive media coverage…and to further confound Republican members of Congress, he tweeted “reassurances” to those 800,000 young DACA immigrants that they do not need to worry about being deported. He did this at the behest of Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democrats in the House.

Enough with the politics. This one is fun. There’s another element to the “lady in a fox fur.” Blain Bovee notes that a “fox” is archaically a name for a sword, and also “a name for the sheath of a sword, echoing the covering theme.” Then he goes into a discussion of how King Arthur concealed his true identity as boy, up until the moment he pulled the sword Excalibur out of a stone. And as I was reading that passage a couple of nights ago, this story broke: Girl Pulls Sword from Lake of King Arthur’s Excalibur.  Coincidence or conspiracy?

Under this week’s Sun-Neptune opposition, it makes sense to see a magical story making headlines. Empathy, faith, dreams, betrayal, plastics and water water everywhere would also be apt. Back to politics, because it seems it is the only thing making news apart from hurricanes. Thus in the US, P45 had giddy hatchet elf Jeff Sessions announce the end of DACA — potentially deporting 800,000 U.S. taxpayers — a.k.a. “Dreamers” —   unless Congress passes a law that allows them to stay within six months. Who took credit for the six-month delay? P45’s Evangelical Advisory Board.   There’s your Sun-Neptune theme of faith. Meanwhile,  I’ll just leave this one here: Russians Flock to Trump Properties to Give Birth to U.S. Citizens.

ECLIPSE UPDATE: Keith Schiller, one of P45’s closest associates, has left the White House. P45 is “crushed,” says People magazine.  With the eclipse falling on P45’s Ascendant, we can see the potential for relationships to suddenly end. In other news, Steve Bannon will be interviewed on 60 Minutes this Sunday. His Moon was likely eclipsed on August 21st and activated this week by  transiting Mars (action) and Mercury (communication). Action action blah blah blah, driven by a need to be perfectly right….pushed into the spotlight. Eclipsed.

Not eclipsed — and  in honor of this week’s trine between the exacting Virgo Sun and Pluto, craters, plains and mountains on Pluto have officially been named.

Last but not least, author, artist, educator and radical feminist Kate Millett passed away. “She is best known for her book Sexual Politics (1970), which became the cornerstone of the modern feminist movement, followed by another novel in 1974 and her autobiography in 1977″, says her Wikipedia biography. Why did she need to be so radical?

A quick glance at her horoscope reveals rebel Uranus right on a feisty, pioneering Aries Ascendant — supercharging a willful Mars in Leo and Jupiter in Libra.  “Pioneering” — that’s how she’s remembered  in this obit published in the Guardian.  Oh — and that Mars is in the 5th House of love, love, love — reflected in this quote from her obit, “Let’s always be having an affair. Wherever we meet, however many times a year – let it always be an affair.”

Ms. Millett was a Virgo with Moon in righteously opinionated Sagittarius. Her Sun at 21 Virgo was under a streamlining squeeze all year, thanks to transiting Saturn. The second of three challenging squares was August 4th; the third is September 15th, one day after her 83rd birthday. She passed away in Paris, where she was celebrating her upcoming solar return with her wife. A romantic to the end…

To Avid Readers in Irma’s path (and those digging out from Harvey) — may you find yourselves out of harm’s way. Please stay safe.

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Tuesday 9/5/2017: Sneak Peek at a Shortened Week: Mercury Direct; Mars Enters Virgo

Easy does it, as the work week begins.

Lots of action while you are sleeping early TUESDAY morning (with Mercury retrograde, naturally I misteakenly wrote last week that this was all happening on MONDAY. I hate it when that happens; apologies for the error. Really, it’s all happening on September 5th).

First,  a face-off between the Moon and Mars at 1:15 AM ET suggests provocative action. Moon then goes void for several minutes and enters Pisces at 1:28 AM ET. Another face-off between the Sun and Neptune happens at exactly the same time ET; we’ve been feeling this one all week. Neptune refers to the surreal, oil, chemicals, toxins, spirits of all kinds, water, oceans, floods, refugees, faith and charity. Here’s what was going on in the news in the wake of the annual Sun-Neptune opposition in 2015.

But wait, there’s more. Mars leaves regal Leo for perfectionist Virgo at 5:35 AM, channeling its action/assertion drive into making things right. Extreme patience and focus in all travel/communication is advised, as Mercury turns direct at 7:30 AM.

Note that the Pisces Moon will travel through day without interference, waxing to its fullness on WEDNESDAY at 3:03AM ET. Two hours before the Full Moon is exact, it meets up with Neptune, planet of faith, dreams, healing, oil, water, delusion, spirits, refugees, victims, chemicals.  This can be dreamy or deceptive…and perhaps a little bit of both.

In the wake of Wednesday’s Full Moon, we will have a heavy challenge from Saturn (control, patriarchy, ambition) at 4:29PM ET. Then the Moon goes void until THURSDAY at 8:01 AM ET, when it charges off a cliff in pioneering, me-me-me Aries.

On FRIDAY, the Aries Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto at 1:49 PM ET. This suggests a power play and/or an emotional catharsis. On SATURDAY, Moon is opposed by rebel Uranus at 8:54 AM ET. Humming in the background all week is a trine (harmony) between the Sun (leaders) and Pluto (power, plutonium, news from underground, corruption). Here’s a headline reflecting the Sun-Pluto trine from last year:

Add the power/resources consolidation of the Sun trine Pluto and say hi to what could be the largest energy infrastructure company in America: the merger of Spectra and Enbridge.

Finally, on Saturday at 10:52 PM ET, Mercury stops shouting “Off with their heads!” in Leo and re-enters Virgo, where it may now dedicate itself to thoughts of order, refinement, service and humility. We hope.

The chart for the Full Moon, set in Washington DC, has disruptive Uranus and Pluto in contact with the Midheaven and the Ascendant, a.k.a. the angles of the horoscope.  Heavy planets making tense contact with the angles of a horoscope reflect strong potential for action.

The Sabian Symbols for this Full Moon at 14 Pisces vs. the Sun at 14 Virgo offer these insights.  “A lady in a fox fur stole” is the Symbol for 14 Pisces, suggesting, writes astrologer Blain Bovee, “cunning camouflage for family protection.” Just imagine this lady gliding through society, effortlessly, putting out an image of belonging. What’s her real agenda? 14 Pisces was the Symbol for the New Moon in March of 2011. 

For the Sun at  14 degrees of Virgo, and the Sabian Symbol is “a family tree.”  Again with the family ties? How will that play out in the headlines? Even if you do not feel that you belong, act as if…???  This was the Symbol for the New Moon in September 2013.

Meanwhile, if you follow Tarot Diva Beth Owlsdaughter’s weekly card pulls (always in sync with planetary patterns), you may remember her writing  that last week’s card was the Six of Swords — challenging perhaps, but not as challenging as the Five. So guess what card showed up this week.…bwahahahaha…

This week, take your time adjusting to Mercury’s forward direction. Breathe. Go with the Moon in Pisces flow.  And take Beth Owlsdaughter’s wise words to heart:

In your own world this week, be extra careful not to make enemies. Instead, approach any potential conflict with candor and scrupulous honesty. Whenever possible, first stretch out the hand of peace and magnanimity.

Beware of the temptations of malicious gossip, half-truths with an agenda, and gloating over any advantage you may currently enjoy in a competitive situation.

On the other hand, have you been defeated or cheated out of something by a wily and cunning opponent? Do you feel you have suffered because of someone’s cowardliness, ego, or malice?

Perhaps now is the time to walk away while you can. A strategic retreat may be the wisest move.

Take extra care to protect what is valuable to you, and be careful about people who would wield their power in underhanded, dishonest ways, as well as any urge to do so on your part. Infamy and trickery are floating in the air.

Winning at any price will not really vanquish a competitor. People will always remember how they were made to feel. This is why sooner or later, the payback always comes. Fairness and justice, eventually, must be served.

And now, the news.

Thrilled to report cosmic headlines reflecting the far-out potential of Mars in harmony with Uranus; wiggy Sun opposing Neptune:

In other news…

Secrets coming out — past actions REviewed — as anticipated — in the wake of last month’s Big Fat solar eclipse and Mercury retrograde. You’ve seen the story that broke on Friday, yes?  Alex Wubbels — the Utah nurse who was arrested on July 26th because she refused to be bullied by a police detective who wanted to illegally obtain a patient’s blood sample? The arrest — and assault — was caught on tape.  It looks like what you’d expect to see on July 26th: the regal Leo Sun meeting up with regal Leo Mars, trying to get away with murder.

Turns out the unconscious patient whose rights Nurse Wubbels defended (in accordance with the law) — works in law enforcement. Talk about a backfire for the aptly named Officer Payne. The patient’s police department thanked Nurse Wubbels. And effective immediately, police officers visiting that Utah hospital will no longer be permitted to contact nurses, nor will they be allowed in patient care areas.  Where was Mercury on July 26th? 1 Virgo — where it was last week and will return again over the weekend. Stay tuned…

Revealed: the handwritten letter from President Obama left for P45 in the Resolute Desk on Inauguration Day.

Revealed:  the DOJ confirms that P45’s assertion of having “wires tapped”  by President Obama was “a total fabrication”

Revealed: a WWII bomb discovered in a construction site in Frankfurt forces the evacuation of 60,000

Revealed: UK at center of big fat money laundering scheme in Azerbaijan

Revealed, bigtime — coupled with the explosive potential of Mars meeting up with Mercury on North Korea’s recently eclipsed Saturn  — this heavy, sobering WaPo headline: North Korea defies predictions — again — with early grasp of weapons milestone

Cleraly the Washington Post does not appreciate the value of astrology — otherwise it would not write that this dreadful development “defied predictions.” Astrologers who write about these things have warned of this potential at this time for months.  The explosion resulted in a 6.3 quake on the Richter scale, and it’s all terribly bewildering. Couldn’t North Korea find something better to do?

And how exactly do North Koreans get their news? From the “pink lady” newscaster, of course — with clips provided by The Guardian. On a day with the Sun opposing Neptune, color the apocalypse weird and rose…and send out thoughts of peace and calm.

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has her work cut out for her. I hope to find time one day to write about her horoscope.

Congress is back in session. In the aftermath of last week’s Jupiter-Saturn sextile, will bipartisanship save the day? Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma is on its way — so let’s end on this happy note:

UPDATE: Prince William, whose horoscope was discussed on August 10th, including this observation:

In 2018, transiting Uranus will oppose  his 2 degree Scorpio Midheaven, suggesting a disruption in the family and in his professional status. That opposition occurs twice next summer: on July 23rd and August 28th, accompanied by another measurement between the Sun and Venus. Sun-Venus measurements suggest a focus on love, popularity, creativity and/or birth

Today it was announced that Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge — a.k.a. Kate Middleton — is pregnant. Made me smile. Life goes on…

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