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Thursday 4/26/2018 & Into the Weekend: When Mars Meets Pluto…

The  perfectionist Virgo Moon has been void since 5:49 AM ET, suggesting a time to chill, take care of routine and roll with whatever twists and flakes disrupt your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Upsets favoring underdogs are also possibilities.  Reverberating through this day is the aftermath of  a meet-up between Mars (action, courage, aggression, men) and Pluto (power, breakdown, transformation) — exact at 6:54 AM ET. This accounts for nearly all of the headlines I’m seeing.

The Virgo Moon won’t get into gear until 9:13 PM ET, when it enters people-pleasing Libra. On FRIDAY, note the potential for a wet blanket or authoritarian advance around 1:21 PM ET, when the Moon is squared by Saturn. A clash of mindset sparks a revelation, as the Moon faces off against Mercury at 8:42 PM ET. We’ve already talked about the potential volatility suggested on SATURDAY, with the Moon is squared by Pluto and Mars at 11:18 AM ET and 1:17 PM ET. Bite your tongue and head to the nearest gym. Emotions will be on the rise, courtesy of  the Full Moon, exact at 8:58 PM ET.  On the plus side, there are no Moon voids to turn your weekend shopping urges into a bust.

And now, the news.

It’s Mars conjunct Pluto all over the place, i.e.,  assertive energy delivered with potentially explosive force  — including news from underground:

Contrast that last one with  live feed I’m currently watching of a historic meeting between the leaders of North Korea and South Korea.  Lots and lots of cars with sirens racing down a highway. Perhaps this apparent harmony between leaders reflects a harmony between the Taurus Sun and Saturn in Capricorn, exact  at 6:03 AM ET on Sunday.

UPDATE: Bill Cosby, whose horoscope we’ve been writing about since forever.  Here’s the last installment, posted two weeks ago:

He’s back in court for a  Mercury REtrograde REtrial — on charges of sexual assault. A lot has changed since the first trial, which ended in a deadlocked jury. #MeToo, anyone? And there are big changes in Cosby’s horoscope, too. Transiting Pluto is squaring his Ascendant and opposing his Cancer Sun — and karma cop Saturn is squaring his natal Saturn. It seems quite possible that the jury will see him in a different light. A major Pluto phase has a way of changing one’s perspective. Resistance is futile.   Here is his horoscope, using an Aries Ascendant. It’s been tracking quite well since  2014.

In recent days, Mars made provocative hits to three planets in his horoscope and his Ascendant. Today a jury found him guilty of sexual assault. Mr. Cosby reacted by hurling an expletive in the court’s general direction.  Go Mars! Go Pluto!

In other news…

I’m a huge fan of the NYT’s latest series, “Overlooked No More.” In a world dominated by men, the obituary section has been no exception. Thus the NYT is paying its respects to women who should have been respected years ago.  Here’s an excerpt from today’s installment — still very Mars conjunct Pluto:

Maria Bochkareva, a pugnacious, formidable and semiliterate peasant who, in World War I, became one of Russia’s first female army officers and commanded an all-women unit into battle on the Eastern Front, died on May 16, 1920. She was 30.

Meanwhile, long-delayed respects were paid in Montgomery, Alabama: “Lynching Memorial Draws Crowds and Tears.”   The museum is a project of the Equal Justice Initiative, first written about in this forecast back in 2015 and again in 2016.  That’s when the Uranus-Pluto square was intensely active in the horoscope of the United States.

UPDATE: Emmanuel Macron, president of France,  is right on schedule. Here’s a blurb from a forecast last year:

At 28 degrees of Capricorn, his Ascendant will be hit by transiting Uranus starting in April 2018, suggesting a shake-up and/or a fresh direction in his personal presentation. The fresh start is likely to be coupled with an expanded professional status, as transiting Jupiter makes its way to the top of his chart. This year he’ll be dealing with the streamlining influence of transiting Saturn to his Venus, Mercury and Sun. Streamlining is not necessarily a downer. It suggests an opportunity to focus and plan for an ambitious advance.

Yesterday with the first hit of Uranus to his Capricorn Ascendant,  Macron gave a disruptive address to Congress.   Pundits were calling him the new leader of the Free World.  Just the night before the internets went ape over the perceived Mars conjunct Pluto “bromance” between Macron and P45. Or so it was observed by Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian, citing Jane Goodall:

 “When the aging gorilla is confronted with the much more virile, new alpha-male, he shows submissiveness by grooming the alpha-male, but the gesture is actually a vain attempt by the old gorilla to humiliate his much younger rival.”

I believe we’ve given the potential of a Mars-Pluto conjunction plenty of coverage today. Stay tuned for May 16th, when Mars will square Uranus, which will just have entered Taurus.

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This handout picture released from the Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens on June 26, 2015 shows giant male gorilla Shabani, weighing around 180kg at the Higashiyama Zoo in Nagoya in Aichi prefecture, central Japan. The 18-year-old silverback with brooding good looks and rippling muscles is causing a stir at the Japanese zoo, with women flocking to check out the hunky pin-up. AFP PHOTO / HIGASHIYAMA ZOO AND BOTANICAL GARDENS


Friday 4/6/2018 & the Weekend: Mercury Retrograde Truth & Consequences


After wandering aimlessly (perhaps) through boundary-pushing Sagittarius, as of 2:01 PM ET the day is driven by a proactive Moon in Capricorn. Take care of enterprising projects around the house or find ways to enhance your social status this weekend. A harmony between Venus and Saturn on SATURDAY at 9:36 AM ET facilitates structuring your values and aesthetics into something tangible, albeit streamlined. Mind the potential for outbursts around 1:41 PM ET, as the proactive Moon meets up with a proactive Mars. Outbursts are not necessarily a downer or a danger. They come in handy in the final stages of a long run. Saturday night has a dreamy potential, courtesy of a harmony between Moon and Neptune around 8:46 PM ET.

SUNDAY starts with the last challenge to last month’s New Moon agenda, a.k.a. the Third Quarter Moon. A focused power play and/or catharsis is suggested by the Moon’s weekly clash with Pluto at 9:02 AM ET, followed by a surprise or other upset to the status quo around 10:40 PM ET, when the Moon clashes with rebel Uranus. Moon will be void from then until 2:40 AM ET on MONDAY…no sleeping in.

And now, the news.

But first…how’s your Mercury retrograde going? I missed the train yesterday and then misread the timetable for the next train. Ended up on a different train somewhere in Long Island — only to realize that it was taking me to the town I lived in when I was four years old. People, places and things from the past have a surprising way of REturning during Mercury retrogrades. The return trip into the city featured Google directions that took my Lyft driver absolutely nowhere near the train station and countless other delays. On the plus side, Pepper the Cat was REunited with a catnip-stuffed grasshopper that had been missing for months. You?

Other REturns, seasoned with Wednesday’s assertive square between Mercury and Mars, followed by Thursday’s heavy mental square between Mercury and Saturn:

  • A truck seized under civil forfeiture laws two years ago was suddenly returned. The truck’s owner is suing the government for restitution and a class-action judgement;
  • A painting by a Dutch master worth millions is discovered in a storeroom;
  • The body of a CDC researcher who went missing seven weeks ago in Georgia was found in the Chattahoochee River;
  • Who remembers the Menendez brothers? They killed their parents almost 30 years ago in Beverly Hills. It took seven years and two trials to convict them of first-degree murder and sentence them to life in prison. After living in separate prisons since then, the two have been REunited;
  • Reports commissioned in the 80s by Royal Dutch Shell reveal the company knew that climate change was real and that fossil fuel consumption was a leading cause — and oh, by the time the connection was discovered, it might be too late;
  • Cyclist Juli Briskman, whose photo of her giving P45 the bird last fall resulted in her losing her job after the photo went viral is now suing. How does this compare to the nurse I told you about in Monday’s post? She lost her job after her racist FB screeds went viral. Were her First Amendment rights violated? Why or why not?
  • In Italy, a former postman was found with 400kg of undelivered mail — three years’ worth. He said he didn’t deliver it because the pay was too low.

Conservative author Kevin Williamson said this week that women who have abortions should suffer death by hanging. Well that’s an apt potential of Mercury-Mars shooting off at the mouth. The next day, he was fired by his employer, The Atlantic. Happy Saturn square Mercury. Was that too harsh?

After a liberal judge won an election in Wisconsin this week (the first win for a non-incumbent “liberal” in 23 years), Governor Scott Walker had a “meltdown” about a possible “blue wave” in November. With transiting Jupiter on the Sun and Moon of this double-Scorpio last fall, we can appreciate why he tossed his hat into the ring for a third term. That expansive influence will be behind him in November. Instead he’ll be wrestling with the  third squeeze suggested by transiting Saturn in a tough aspect with his equally tough Mars-Saturn square. He’s wrestling with the first squeeze now, with the due in late May/June. Wish we had a birth time.

Embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt continues to feel the squeeze of Saturn on his natal Libra Moon, as more and more details of his swamp monster corruption are exposed.  That’s not going away this year — nor is the tremendous effort in the face of loss suggested by another key pattern.  With its comfort and status quo-seeking Taurus driven by a people-pleasing Moon in Libra, Pruitt’s persona is fronted by a regal luxury-loving Leo Ascendant. Oh — and this regal projection is all the more inflated by a natal Jupiter at 26 Leo — yes, in his First House — right there for all the world to see. The man needs to live large…so now you can understand his first class flying habits and other ostentatious perks, even as he slashes and burns.  And of course he’d be a bigly fan of P45, with that Jupiter on P45’s equally regal Leo Ascendant and Mars…and of course P45 would still be singing his praises this week as the perfect candidate to replace Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.  If only Pruitt’s Jupiter hadn’t been totally eclipsed last August and again in February, forcing all of that glitz into the light. By the next New Moon on April 15th, transiting Uranus will have hit his Midheaven — professional and public status, suggesting an opportunity for change, for better or for worse.  Here is his horoscope.

In other news, harsh judgement from the NFL: a cheerleader is fired after posting a picture of herself on Instagram in lingerie. Op-ed write Kareem Abdul-Jabbar rails against the NFL’s efforts to “protect America from witches.” How do you know if you’re in the company of a witch? Sir Bedevere explains, in this classic scene from Monty Python & the Holy Grail.

Finally, a sneak peek at the kinds of stories we’ll be seeing a lot more of once innovative Uranus enters Taurus on May 15th. Taurus refers to material comfort and security, banking and agriculture, just to name a few. Uranus refers to technology, disruptions and genetic mutations. “Scientists Harvest First Vegetables in Antarctic Greenhouse.

What’s going on in your horoscope? When are you likely to be feeling a squeeze? A push for expansion? What about your significant others and your children? Find out in a personal consultation. Many thanks for the referrals!

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