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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 8/20/2015: Uncommon Women & Others…

Enough with the debate and theorizing of the Libra Moon. As of 5:24AM, Moon plunges into the heavy emotional depths of Scorpio, seeking to organize and consolidate resources and knowledge, for the sake of power and control.  It all may feel quite pleasant enough, as the Moon makes contact with a detail-focused Jupiter  (now in Virgo; hence the focus on details) at 9:22AM ET. Around 9:02PM ET, note the potential for a clash of stubborn and dramatic will, suggested by a challenge to the Moon from Mars in regal Leo. A need for an escape or some other rose-colored adventure tinges the late evening, as Moon harmonizes with Neptune at 10:54PM ET.

And now, the news.

Lots of headlines on Wednesday reflecting the quirky and disruptive potential of yesterday’s trine between Venus and Uranus, coupled with the restrictive potential of Friday’s  Saturn-Sun square. First, what a bummer to note the passing of Yvonne Craig, she of Batgirl and Star Trek fame. Lots of XY types on Facebook are posting a still of her from Star Trek — in chains, scantily-clad and painted an alien (Venus trine Uranus) shade of green. I prefer to remember her as the superhero Batgirl who puts Batman and Robin on notice in this campy PSA in which she crusades for equal pay (also Venus trine Uranus).

Half-naked women and other weirdness is on the NYT home page, along with efforts to control (Saturn) the disruptive aspects of their continued presence in Times Square. Meanwhile, today’s story about Hillary Clinton focuses on her efforts to be seen as a crusader for civil rights.

Speaking of civil rights, here’s yet another as expected headline about a prominent activist (“Cornel West, the Fire of a New Generation), subheaded thusly:

Young protesters in Ferguson and beyond are rekindling the spirit of W.E.B. DuBois and the civil rights struggles of the 1960s and ’70s.

Uranus-Pluto conjunction: 1965-66. Uranus-Pluto square (the next step in the cycle): 2011-2016. Astrology is amazing.

Venus-Uranus can have a detached, no-strings-attached approach to its unconventional and/or risky relationships. It also had a technological spin. Lo and behold, hackers of the website Ashley Madison (motto: “life is short. have an affair”), apparently released skabillions of sensitive user data — i.e., name of people looking for connubial bliss with persons who were not their spouses. And one of those names released was Josh Duggar (former big guy at the Family Research Council), whose sexual exploits last came to light at the end of May, under another Venus-Uranus pattern. Fascinating.

There are other headlines hitting the wires that are especially cruel and cutting, as we might expect with Friday’s approaching challenge between Saturn and the Sun, but right now, with the Moon still in Libra, I’d like to keep it light. Hence I offer you stories about gender lines being blurred in fashion; an update on Atlas, a humanoid robot than can now apparently run through the woods; and finally, Josh Groban singing the tweets of Donald Trump (because it expresses the weird and wacky potential of Uranus with Venus).

Things may get more intense when that Scorpio Moon kicks in on Thursday morning….

Oh, but lookie! Josh Groban has Mercury and Venus in “I love you, but don’t take it personally” Aquarius…his Venus is squared by Uranus. Of course he’d have a wacky sense of humor. And, like Donald Trump, he has a Leo Ascendant and an opinionated Moon in Sagittarius. Coincidence or conspiracy?





Astro-logical Forecast for Monday & Tuesday 8/17-18/2015: Sneak Peek at the Week; Get to Work!

Allllllll-righty then!

The work week begins with the Moon still in perfection-seeking Virgo, supporting your efforts to sort, analyze, organize and prioritize your to-do list. At 1:16PM ET, Moon goes void on a supportive connection with taskmaster Saturn, helping you consolidate your plans. What is a void-of-course Moon? Details are here. In today’s case, the Moon makes contact with Saturn and then drifts through Virgo without making contact with another planet. Then Moon enters Libra at 4:23PM ET, officially engaging in the new gear suggested by the new sign — and thus ending the void.

It’s good to know when the Moon is void. You’re less likely to be thrown off kilter by any delays, twists or other “crises” that may crop up in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Voids are good for chilling out and taking care of routine matters. Once the Moon enters Libra, see if you notice a more engaged focus, especially in the areas of diplomacy, cerebral debate, balance and fairness in relationships.  These are Libra concerns, and you may see them on your plate through Wednesday.

The only other Moon void during the work week begins on Wednesday at 10:56PM ET and ends at 5:24AM ET on Thursday. Plant those New Moon seeds!

Tomorrow (Tuesday), the morning is energized by an easy alignment between Moon and Mars.  This is a helpful alignment that may effectively channel the dramatic action potential of Mars in Leo, which has been running wild in the cosmos for the past few days. Mars in Leo can be explosive, fiery and dramatic,  “getting away with murder” and putting on quite a show. Around 7:30PM ET on Tuesday, note the potential for a power play or emotional catharsis, as the Moon is challenged by Pluto.

We have two patterns of note this week.  On Wednesday at 12:44PM ET, Venus (women, art, money, social expression) will trine Uranus. A trine is an easy connection between two planets. Uranus refers to friendship and that which is unconventional, innovative, humanitarian and independent — perhaps a little rebellious. Here’s a story reflecting Venus and Uranus, along with the idealized queenly potential of the weekend’s meet-up between Venus and the Sun — both in Leo (the king/queen): “The Village Where Men Are Banned”. As for the reasons why these women have established their own community, they are symbolized by Saturn at the end of its trek through Scorpio. Saturn leaves Scorpio on September 18th, hopefully driving people who think that 1o-year-old rape victims should be forced to give birth (as one did in Paraguay over the weekend), off the front page.

The other pattern of note is a square between Saturn (limits, structure, controls) and the life-giving Leo Sun. Here are some headlines from a prior Sun-Saturn square in 2014. Here’s a bit about Huma Abedin (who has a heavy Sun-Saturn pattern in her horoscope), and what happened in her life when Saturn made contact with her Sun by transit in 2013.

Finally — here’s an interesting piece reflecting the expansion of focus on work routines suggested by Jupiter’s recent ingress into Virgo: “Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas Inside a Bruising Workplace”. Shades of this week’s heavy, work-work-work Sun-Saturn square here, too. Would you be surprised to learn that the horoscope of the United States has a Sun-Saturn square?

Meanwhile, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has already responded to the unflattering expose. Here is his horoscope. You can see his all-business Capricorn Sun about to be disrupted by the break-out potential of transiting Uranus next year. A push for even greater independence and innovation would not be surprising. We also see the potential for a tight, disciplined and controlling social expression, suggested by Saturn and Venus together in his natal chart. In Aquarius, we can appreciate why he would need to be all things to all people. Venus in Aquarius needs to be everyone’s best friend — and they often are.

We do not have a birth time for Mr. Bezos, so we do not know his Ascendant, nor do we know for sure if his Moon is in high-flying Sagittarius or “make it happen” Capricorn. I’d have to do more research on his life, etc., etc. And why would I do that when I could spend time analyzing your horoscope, hmmm? If you have an important transit coming up, it will be helpful to know about it. Although if a friend of Mr. Bezos did happen to send him this forecast and he requested a personal consultation, I would be most happy to oblige….

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