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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 6/28/2012: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Moon in rational, fair-minded, relationship-oriented Libra goes void at 4:22AM ET on a serious, potentially ambitious or depressing (choose one and operate accordingly) hook-up with Saturn, setting the tone for the bulk of the day. I wrote that line last night — and at 2:30AM ET a story hit the NYT home page speculating that losses at JPMorgan Chase may reach $9 billion (up from the $2 billion that was reported on May 10, a few days before Venus — money, love, value — turned retrograde). Apparently there has been time to review the financial situation (reviewing is an excellent thing to do when planets are retrograde) — and it is interesting that today’s revised estimates of losses comes after Venus has just turned direct.

Back to today’s long Moon void: if you’re new to the forecast and aren’t familiar with Moon voids and how to manage them, click here. You’ll have until 4:32PM ET today to consciously experience what a void can feel like: odd twists and delays cropping up while trying to move in a straight line; crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing; a higher chance of people flaking out. Go with the flow — maybe even a creative flow — and resist the temptation to make an impulsive purchase that later proves useless.

In the background you may have been noticing — all week — an intense buzz. You may also have noticed traffic jams of all forms — why has it been so hard for people to just get where they need to go? To review the major action of the week:  three planets either changed direction and/or sign, which requires a mental adjustment as we adapt to the new traffic flow. Patience! And there’s that square between Uranus and Pluto, which can’t help but disrupt the status quo.

On Friday, the Sun, now in the emotionally sensitive sign of Cancer, will be exactly opposed by ruthless Pluto and squared by rebel Uranus (at 11AM ET and 4:11PM ET), but certainly we’ve been feeling the supercharged potential for power plays and breakthroughs/break-ups of this pattern all week. If you were born a few days before the 30th of March, June, September or December, you have likely been feeling the intensity on a personal level. In the headlines, right now I’m seeing a break-up in Rupert Murdoch’s empire, as the New York Times heads to China. Meanwhile, life in parts of Colorado is being disrupted as a wildfire rages out of control.

We can anticipate more of the same over the next couple of days, as we await a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Health Care Act presumably to be announced today…though with the Moon void of course, a delay is not 100% out of the picture. Just for fun, I took a look at the birthdays of all the Supreme Court justices. I immediately noticed that Chief Justice John G. Roberts has aggressive Mars in pioneering Aries — and that his dynamic, assertive will is being supercharged by the Uranus-Pluto square. Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin and JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon are two other newsmakers who have Mars activated by Uranus-Pluto right now. Compulsive forces at work in the promotion of personal agendas?

And now, a vintage song by Neil Sedaka, which popped into my head while I was thinking about a subhead for today’s forecast. Enjoy!

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 6/26/2012: A Venus Retrograde Poster Child

Moon goes void of course at 6:53 AM ET, on a potentially cranky/critical connection to aggressive Mars in fussbudget Virgo. If you’re on the East Coast and feel like you got up on the wrong side of the bed, blame those planetary patterns. Then do something productive with all that energy — like delete the “@facebook.com” email address that the rocket scientists at facebook have listed as your primary contact — and they did it without even asking you. Why, the nerve of them — how rude and totally lacking in social graces, too!  Here’s how to delete the address from your facebook profile and list whatever contact information you prefer.  And let that be the unexpected twist to your morning routing during the Moon void — that, and the fact that this forecast is later than originally planned  :)

The day gets into gear at 1:15PM ET, when Moon enters Libra, sign of partnership, in a lovely connection to mental Mercury….followed by an equally lovely connection to jolly Jupiter at 7:10PM ET. That should keep our spirits lifted. And how fitting that on the last full day of Venus retrograde, the Moon is in the sign most concerned with integrity in relationship and other social graces which some observe have been sorely lacking since May 16th. One of the poster children for the current Venus retrograde has to be Karen Klein, a 68 year old bus monitor who was making about $15,000/year. A video of her being verbally abused by four extremely rude 13 year olds was posted on YouTube and seven million people watched. It would appear that 13 year olds have not changed much since I attended school with other persons in that age bracket, but back then we didn’t have video cameras and websites. This story has fulfilled its Venus retrograde function of getting us to focus on courtesy and other facets of basic human decency. And it has a happy ending: an online campaign raised $645,000 to send Karen Klein on the vacation of a lifetime — which hopefully she will take when Mercury goes retrograde on July 14th…turning direct again on August 8th.

Another common occurrence of Venus retrograde: unexpected encounters with old romantic flames and prospects. Also: relationships that feel like you’ve met your soul mate. If you’re in one of those, keep your wits about you, as you may not feel the same in a few months. Venus retrograde can do strange things to our usual sense of aesthetics, attracting us to people and things we normally wouldn’t look twice at. This is one of the drawbacks of having a political election during Venus retrograde, as we did in November of 2010. There are sure to be major cases of buyer’s remorse a few months later, once Venus turns direct.  Isn’t that right, Governors Paul LePage, Scott Walker and Rick Scott? Did I leave anyone out? Venus has been retrograde since May 15th. I am making a mental note to myself to talk about the Sabian Symbol for Venus turning direct in tomorrow’s forecast.

Last, but not least: at 11:30PM ET the First Quarter Moon (a square between the Sun and the Moon) is exact. By now, you should be seeing the first challenge to your New Moon agenda. Change plans and strategies accordingly.

Peace out.

PS — a major status quo-disrupting piece of news hit the wires late last night, consistent with technological breakthroughs we can expect with Uranus (technology) square Pluto (empowerment):  “How Many Computers to Identify a Cat? 16,000”