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Wednesday 6/27/2018: Full Moon in Capricorn; Patriarchal Rules; Stark Upsets & Justice Kennedy, Right on Schedule

…and let’s get down to business.

As of 11:52 AM ET, the Moon is no longer void in Sagittarius, waxing rhapsodic with righteous opinion. Now it is waxing to fullness in Capricorn.  The Moon will be full at 12:53 AM ET THURSDAY, suggesting that between now and then, emotions are on the rise.  Coming on the heels of the 9:28 AM ET opposition between the Sun and Saturn, this Full Moon may feel heavier than usual, especially if you have a planet or angle around 6 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn.   If you were born around the 28th of June, September, December or March, you qualify.

A Capricorn Moon needs to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. It derives satisfaction from what it achieves — in practical, earthy terms. Capricorn refers to the Establishment and the big structures of society: governments, banks and other institutions. A Cancer Sun is concerned with establishing emotional, family and homeland security. You can see how it would be at odds with the Capricorn Moon, which tends to focus on how to best USE people, places and things…without regard to how their strategy makes people feel.  Weighty ambition and patriarchal controls are also suggested by a meet-up between the Moon and Saturn at 11:34 PM ET. See any stories like that in the news?

Here’s a story with themes of patriarchal control: Joe Jackson, Strict Manager and Father to Pop Royalty, Dead at 89

Get it off your desk today and tomorrow. The Moon will be void all day in Capricorn on FRIDAY, suggesting upsets, twists and flakes are more likely to disrupt efforts to move forward in a straight line.

And now, the news.

Speaking of upsets….

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scored a major upset during last night’s Moon void, unseating Congressman Joe Crowley (D-NY) in the primary election.  Rep. Crowley has served 10 terms in Congress and is the 4th-ranking Democrat in the House.  In fact, he’s the chair of the House Democratic Caucus. But even without birth times for their respective horoscopes, it’s clear why Ms. Ocasio-Cortez — a 28 year old who campaigned for Bernie Sanders — could win the day. She: October 13, 1989 in New York. Sun at 20 Libra, currently being supercharged by transiting Pluto. Strong potential for empowerment! Possible Grand Cross among an Aries Moon (or Pisces, we need a birth time), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Mercury. This is a woman who is destined to be a driving force. And what she has to say is destined to be noticed, with her Mercury in Libra at the Aries Point, square to rebel Uranus. Plus she is having her first Saturn return — often a time to implement a material ambition.  Fun fact: Wikipedia editors didn’t think she merited a page on Monday. If only they had looked at her horoscope…

In contrast, Rep. Crowley is working his way through a streamlining square of Saturn to his Venus, as well as Mars and the South Node sitting on his Saturn. We can appreciate why he’s not feeling the love at this time, and finding his ambition of helping others frustrated. He: March 16, 1962 in NY, NY.  Astrology is amazing, doncha know…

Meanwhile…

South Korea trounced Germany in the World Cup — a “shocking upset”

In other news, many Supreme Court decisions reinforced corporations, authoritarianism and patriarchy — as we would expect with Saturn’s continued passage through Capricorn. The potential for the consolidation of authoritarian control is likely to intensify as Saturn approaches its scheduled meet-up with PTB Pluto in 2020. Given that this meet-up will oppose a certain pattern in P45’s horoscope, it is possible that he may be feeling the squeeze more than he is able to exert it upon others. The operative word here is “possible.”

OMG. This just in…the potential for a dramatic change of status in Anthony Kennedy’s horoscope  — noted here last year — has happened. The Supreme Court Justice is retiring., says the Chicago Tribune. I do not believe we are talking about potential in the above paragraph. Happy stark Saturn in Capricorn opposing Sun in Cancer.  Here’s what I wrote about Saturn and Pluto in that earlier post:

There are 82 items on Amy Siskind’s list posted on June 24th, Week 32.
Where might this be going? In 2018, Saturn moves into Capricorn, the sign it rules. Saturn refers to patriarchy, structure, authority, ambition, corporations, governments. It will square the U.S. Venus and Jupiter in 2018, suggesting a streamlining squeeze. Then it will square the U.S. Sun and Saturn in 2019. The U.S. last experienced this pattern in 2010 and 2011, so a look at government initiatives back then would be helpful — fodder for another post. In 2020, Saturn will meet up with Pluto, which it has not done since 1982. Here’s a helpful article on the Saturn-Pluto cycle.   In 2021 and 2022, the U.S. will have its first Pluto return, along with transiting Neptune squaring our natal Mars and our natal Neptune. Breaking down and rebuilding (Pluto) on a new vision (Neptune-Mars)?
Finally, Justice Anthony Kennedy. I looked at his horoscope a year ago — I thought I’d written about it, but apparently not. Over the weekend headlines were buzzing about a possible retirement. Transiting Mars and Uranus (action! change!) now putting pressure on the area of his horoscope referring to his relationship with the public, no doubt.  Next year,  transiting Uranus and Pluto will be activating the angles of his horoscope. A big change of status would be apt at that time.

My coping strategy  tonight will be the newest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale .

Elsewhere…

Whenever a planet turns retrograde – as Mars did yesterday —  we see associations with that planet pulling focus. Look at the headlines and you will notice a plethora of Mars stories, for better or for worse. We’re talking anger, courage, aggression, guns, explosions, cars etc. etc. And then there is this: “Big dick energy: what is it, who has it and should we care?”

If we do not exercise our sense of humor in these interesting times, surely we will lose it.

If you’re free today at 4 PM ET/1 PM PT and near a computer, I will be talking astrology with OmTimes Radio host Cynthia Rose. Her show is called “Standing in the Sunlight” — which is ultimately where we all want to be.  Here’s the link to the show — join me, won’t you?

Here’s a little more about Cynthia:

https://www.instagram.com/cynthiarosemedium/

https://www.facebook.com/cynthiarosemedium/

 

Tuesday 6/27/17: Late Sneak Peek at the Week: Mercury in Focus; Cosmic Music

Calling all Avid Readers in Los Angeles! I am pleased to say I will packing my suitcase and heading West next week. Will be available for in-person consultations from July 11th through July 17th. I have more Avid Readers in California than any other state. Contact me and we’ll make a time to meet! Always available for consultations by phone to those living outside the Southland.

As noted in the last forecast, Mercury (mindset, communcation, travel, information) is the star player this week. Today it challenged  Jupiter at 2:21 PM ET, expanding on big ideas — including laws —  related to caring, home and emotional security concerns. That’s because Mercury is in Cancer — and it’s sitting on the Cancer Sun in the U.S. horoscope, whilst squaring the U.S. Saturn in Libra.  Here in New York City, Mercury is making headlines in the form of subway derailments and power outages wreaking havoc on morning commutes. Overseas, ransomware attacks are also causing chaos. Up in the sky, Space X successfully launched two communication satellites — outta sight!

Mercury harmonizes with Neptune at 8:23 PM ET, adding a rose-colored spin to the information flying around the room. Neptune refers to drugs, spirits of all kinds, oceans, water, healing, toxins, deception, oil.  On WEDNESDAY, Mercury meets up with Mars in Cancer, suggesting action of a potentially ill-tempered or militant sort, also involving Cancer concerns of home/emotional security.  On THURSDAY, Mercury opposes Pluto — the Powers That Be. This suggests ruthlessness in communication and information. Corruption may be exposed. Insults may be hurled. Perspective may be transformed. No one is going to apologize, especially with crankly Mars (action, anger) joining the face-off against Pluto on SUNDAY, July 2nd.

The work week began with Moon in rip-roarin’ Leo, looking for ways to shine, shine, shine with regal drama, play and entitlement. It goes void today at 5:12 PM ET, and  enters Virgo at 8:41PM ET to restore order and persnickety detail to its agenda of making everything perfect. Have at it, until 4:34 PM ET on THURSDAY, when the Moon goes void again.  Switch to routine concerns and chill until 3:02 AM ET on FRIDAY, when the Moon enters Libra.

The only exact pattern on Friday is the First Quarter Moon, suggesting a challenge to last week’s New Moon agenda. Will Mitch McConnell really try for a vote on his Big Fat Tax Cut Bill  — the one that would take health insurance coverage away from 22 million people? Not bloody likely, as the First Quarter Moon in Libra will be looking for fairness, balance and popularity as it challenges the Cancer Sun’s caring drive. Oh looky — the vote has been postponed until after July 4th.

And now, the news.

Gratitude to Avid Reader Chris for sending me a wonderful personal experience of cosmic matters over the past few days — i.e., Venus trine Pluto, Mars square Jupiter and Mars trine Neptune. Check this out:

For me, the Mars square Jupiter hitting my angles has left me just about as agitated as possible for a functioning human being — at the same time feeling the exhaustion of this interminable Saturn return. (Uggh!)
BUT enough real world hassle!  I wanted to share how the current patterns have affected my musical tastes.  Being a complete classical music nut, I have pretty broad interests which operatically tend toward Rossini and Mozart. Lately though, I’ve been leaning more towards Verdi — a Saturnine aesthetic if there ever was one!
Suddenly, though, on Wednesday I could not shelve my Verdi fast enough.  It just wasn’t intense enough.  So of course, for all your Mars square Jupiter/Mars Trine Neptune fiery dreams, there’s only one place to go: Wagner.  And which Wagner, you ask? The Valkyries!
I wasn’t sure why I have been so crazy to listen to this (twice the whole opera since Wednesday!) until this AM on my commute when I heard the scene where Wotan (Jupiter) smites (with a lightning bolt of course!) his warrior (Mars) son who is caught up in a gadjillion deceptions (Neptune) with various and sundry of his sisters including the Valkyrie Brunhilde (another Mars type), who is put to sleep (Neptune) and surrounded by a ring of fire (Mars), by her father Wotan (Jupiter)…  Escapist entertainment? Nope!  Can I PLEASE have some Debussy aspects!
Isn’t that fabulous? Also, no prolonged Debussy aspects for quite some time…it’s mostly sturm und drang these days…
…with a bit of the surreal, as the artist (Neptune) Salvador Dali may be exhumed in order to settle a paternity suit (Mars; Jupiter in Libra)  a tarot card reader (Neptune) has filed against his estate. Neptune also refers to music. A lengthy piece in WaPo mourns the faded glory– and falling sales — of the electric guitar. Where are the guitar heroes (macho Mars trine Neptune) the reporter wants to know?
Meanwhile,  think big, think spirits/drugs, think law, think action.  “Humans Reach for Godhood…” begins this WaPo op-ed headline. Elsewhere, Harry Potter could not have picked a better slew of aspects to celebrate “his” 20th anniversary. Time Magazine published its own Sorting Hat quiz — which house are you in?  In other news, the so-called “Pharma Bro” and “most hated man in America” Martin Shkreli is making news again, as the search for an impartial jury begins.  Also timely: a dirt-digging expose from the Guardian about Jay Sekulow. He’s one of p45’s lawyers and a “most vocal defender.” “Trump’s Lawyer Steered Millions in Donations to Family Members, Files Show.”  Faith, fraud and charity are all keywords of Neptune.
Continuing on the theme of Neptune, deception and communication: a story published on CNN’s website last Thursday has been derided as “fake news” after it was found to not have lived up to CNN”s editorial standards. The story was taken down. An apology was issue to a person named in the story. Three reporters at CNN resigned/lost their jobs. In other news, the NYT published a list of every lie P45 has told since his inauguration.
Neptune dissolves whatever it touches. Another list making headlines over the weekend is being compiled by Amy Siskind. Under the headline, “Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember”  she writes down those subtle changes. For example, last week CNN sent a sketch artist to cover a White House press briefing because cameras were not permitted. In some instances, audio has not been permitted.  Really, is depriving SNL of juicy sketch fodder that high on the list of priorities?  Yes. It is. Comedy is truth to power. It is a coping mechanism for pain.
There are 82 items on Amy Siskind’s list posted on June 24th, Week 32.
Where might this be going? In 2018, Saturn moves into Capricorn, the sign it rules. Saturn refers to patriarchy, structure, authority, ambition, corporations, governments. It will square the U.S. Venus and Jupiter in 2018, suggesting a streamlining squeeze. Then it will square the U.S. Sun and Saturn in 2019. The U.S. last experienced this pattern in 2010 and 2011, so a look at government initiatives back then would be helpful — fodder for another post. In 2020, Saturn will meet up with Pluto, which it has not done since 1982. Here’s a helpful article on the Saturn-Pluto cycle.   In 2021 and 2022, the U.S. will have its first Pluto return, along with transiting Neptune squaring our natal Mars and our natal Neptune. Breaking down and rebuilding (Pluto) on a new vision (Neptune-Mars)?
Finally, Justice Anthony Kennedy. I looked at his horoscope a year ago — I thought I’d written about it, but apparently not. Over the weekend headlines were buzzing about a possible retirement. Transiting Mars and Uranus (action! change!) now putting pressure on the area of his horoscope referring to his relationship with the public, no doubt.  Next year,  transiting Uranus and Pluto will be activating the angles of his horoscope. A big change of status would be apt at that time.  Elsewhere in SCOTUS, score one for religious liberty as the Court ruled on Monday that taxpayer-funded grants for playgrounds available to nonprofits under a state program could not be denied to a school run by a church.   The Court also agreed to hear the “Colorado Gay Wedding Cake” case, as well as P45’s travel ban — ruling to come later in the year.
Thank you for reading this forecast. Hope to see a few Angelenos in L.A. in a couple of weeks!