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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday – Friday 11/27-29/2013: Thank Goodness for Thanksgiving, Hannukah & The Pope’s Perfect Timing

Alllll– riighty, then.

A fierce wind howling woke me up in the middle of the night — and kept me up long enough to make sleeping in this morning a must-do. Oh, happy void-of-course Moon in Virgo, as of 6:44AM ET, during which indulgences such as sleeping in may often be excused. How about you? The Moon won’t enter the next sign, Libra, until 5PM, when the needs of the day shift from detailed correctness to appreciation in relationship.

Today’s Moon went void on an energetic alignment with Mars, also in perfectionist Virgo, so many may experience intense expressions of will and demands for perfection carried through the day. We can also expect the usual twists and detours in efforts to move forward in straight line, much to the dismay of many traveling on this  traditionally insane traveling day. Go with the flow & try on your best Pollyanna attitude, which is supported quite well by other planetary patterns. Such as? How about an idealistic alignment between mental Mercury and Venus (money, women, social expression, aesthetics) that facilitates a need to see things in the best possible light? That pattern is exact tonight at 9:45PM ET.

But wait, there’s more: an expansive and nurturing mindset — and writing all about it — is suggested by a lovely alignment between Mercury and jolly Jupiter (exact tomorrow at 2:24AM ET). An indulgent and exuberant face-off between Jupiter and Venus gets Thanksgiving off to a likely festive start. Upsets and intense emotions may be felt for some before noon ET on Thanksgiving, however,  as the balance-seeking Libra Moon is challenged by the disruptive, illuminating Uranus-Pluto square. This challenge is likely to be felt more personally by those with 8-12 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn prominent in their horoscope. Consult your local astrologer for details.

Friday is a bust: another long day of Moon voidness, starting at 6:14AM ET…until 11:03PM ET. This suggests that whatever Black Friday bargains you think you’ve scored are likely to prove far less useful than you imagined, but given that the Moon void starts on two indulgent aspects to the Moon and Venus, chances are that people will spend-spend-spend anyway (pity the fools) — likely on things that are techie and reflective of the latest eclectic innovation. Why techie and innovative? This whole week has been under the influence of a harmonious alignment between the high-flying Sagittarius Sun and rebel rocket scientist Uranus in pioneering Aries (exact on Saturday at 1:25.PM ET — this just in as I type: big, fat airline merger clears last obstacle) The Moon void should make for some interesting upsets in the world of football and — as with today (Wednesday) — for those who may be traveling. Otherwise, chill!

And now, the news.

Let’s talk about rebel Uranus and ruthless Pluto. You know these two heavyweights are in an historic, challenging relationship from 2011-2016, because you’ve read about it here a zillion times. My mentor, Noel Tyl, uses this imagery to describe the potential of Uranus-Pluto connections: Jesus overturning the tables of the moneychangers in the temple.  How fascinating, in light of this week’s planetary patterns (described above and in Monday’s forecast) AND at the halfway point of the Uranus-Pluto square, to see Pope Francis taking such a strong and disruptive stance against capitalism. Here are eleven worthy excerpts from the 84-page apostolic exhortation published this week (84 is the number of years it takes rebel Uranus to revolve around the Sun — how cool is that); here is how the New York Times covered the story (the prior link is from Gawker — don’t miss it); and here is what you can find about the Pope and the Vatican right now at the Washington Times. Note that the WT conveniently omits the other half of the Pope’s remarks on the particular subject discussed in the link immediately preceding; you will find that other half in paragraph 11 of the NYT article. Also in the WT: the Pope shaking hands with Vladimir Putin; and Obama delivering  “a slap in the face of Roman Catholics” by “closing down the American Embassy in the Holy See” (you have to read the article before learning that the Holy See office is being moved to the US Embassy in Rome (i.e., right next door), and will probably save U.S. taxpayers a boatload of dough — which you’d think would make readers of the WT very happy (if there were other articles covering Pope Francis in the WT and WSJ that I did not link, it is because I did not see them).

Now why am I going off on a Moon void wandering adventure about what the Washington Times is spewing forth vs. other esteemed media outlets? Because six of the Supreme Court Justices are Catholic. And they write intriguing influential opinions about corporate/capitalist interests, and so forth. And I wondered how closely they would mind the opinions of the leader of their Church? Will their decisions change? Just for fun, I did some research on one of the Catholic Justices — Antonin Scalia — and found a recent interview in which he stated that he only reads the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times.  Here’s what he’ll read about this story, as reported by the WSJ online.

Well, alll-riiighty then. We’ll save the recent headlines reflecting Saturn reaching the halfway point of its sojourn through nitty-gritty, matters of life and death Scorpio for next time.

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Happy Hannukah! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 11/19/2012: A Sneak Peek at the Whole Week

Planetary patterns are light on this first day of a short work week (for most of us in America). A friendly, detached Moon in Aquarius is uplifted by an easy connection from jolly Jupiter in the early morning, then coasts along unimpeded for the whole day. Only at 10:22PM ET does it make a challenging connection to mental Mercury in stubborn Scorpio, which we may see reflected by intense communication or snarled traffic.

Activity picks up on Tuesday, including a First Quarter Moon, which brings a challenge to the New Moon agenda you set last week. Sun (life force) and Venus(social expression) change signs on Wednesday, suggesting a day of adjustment and the need for still more patience on the busiest travel day of the year (as if Mercury retrograde wasn’t enough to challenge your patience).

The sublime and the surreal continue to pull our focus and on our emotions, as nebulous Neptune is approaching connections with two planets, exact early Thursday morning (Thanksgiving Day). No reason why you can’t put on your rose-colored glasses, raise a crystal goblet (or two or three), and bliss out through the afternoon.

Thursday night is when the mood turns feisty,as Moon enters me-me-me Aries and spends early Friday colliding with aggressive Mars and unpredictable Uranus. Mars and Uranus are not marshmallows, and they’ll be squaring off against each other early Friday morning, too.  On the plus side, we can expect technological breakthroughs in the news and daring acts of independence that may or may not be heroic. On the down side, this transit often accompanies accidents and explosive, impulsive actions. You will feel this challenge more than most if you were born around the 25th of March, June, September and December…or if you have a planet or point around 4 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn.

It is this Mars-Uranus challenge, combined with an impatient Aries Moon that leads me to suggest skipping the mall on Friday, as the mood is bound to be pushy. Should make for some exciting football games, though. Mars is also fast approaching a hook-up with ruthless and potent Pluto, exact on the 27th (next Tuesday). The last time we saw Mars making challenging connections to Uranus and Pluto was July 17th and 18th, just before the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, at the premiere of The Dark Knight Returns. I found it very interesting that an equally violent plot was in the works for last weekend’s premiere of Twilight. Thankfully, the plot was foiled.  And thankfully, this month’s challenges among Mars, Uranus and Pluto are not happening within a 24-hour span, suggesting less intensity than what we experienced in July. We’ll talk about positive applications of this dynamic planetary configuration later in the week. No need to be fearful; just be mindful.

Wow! I just outlined most of the week. Here are your Moon voids: Tuesday 9:31AM – 11:55AM ET; Thursday 1:32AM – 8:12PM ET; Friday 8:34PM – 7:18AM on SUNDAY (OK, skip the mall on Saturday, too). And here’s where you can find out more information on Moon voids, if you are new to this forecast (welcome)!