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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday & Tuesday 6/29-30/2015: July Fireworks After Busting-Out June

Alllll righty then!

A lot of news to digest today, the start of a holiday week. Today’s Moon is in Sagittarius, potentially lifting spirits and encouraging the expansion of horizons everywhere. Sagittarius is a fire sign, adding to the spark already suggested by Uranus (in Aries) and Venus-Jupiter (in Leo). Plus the Moon is waxing to its fullness on Wednesday, so emotions are likely running high and righteously so. We can expect boundaries to be pushed in opinions, as well as a mood that’s up for a gambol or a gamble until the Moon enters earthy Capricorn on Wednesday at 5:11AM ET. We can also expect a bit of bewilderment or need for an escape as the Moon is challenged by nebulous Neptune at 5:12PM ET.

Meanwhile, get it off your desk today or by 2:18PM ET on Tuesday, which is when the Moon goes void for 15 hours. That is the only void (natural rest period) of note, for those of you who are not on vacation. Friday is a holiday in the U.S., and many have already left the building.

Actually, tomorrow morning features one of those rare patterns often associated with luck and timing: a grand trine. Picture an equilateral triangle involving these three planets: Uranus in Aries, Venus-Jupiter in Leo and Moon in Sagittarius. If you have a planet around 20 degrees of those signs, you are more affected than most.

Other than this Wednesday’s Full Moon, notable planetary patterns include Wednesday morning’s meet-up between Venus and Jupiter, which was discussed last week. Nebulous Neptune is also active, as it makes an easy alignment to the Sun on Wednesday afternoon. This inspired connection can enhance the innovative and expansive ideas I expect to see as the week progresses, as mental Mercury makes easy alignments with Uranus and Jupiter on Thursday and Friday, followed by an idealistic connection with Venus on Saturday.

As we roll into the weekend, I expect power plays, resources and news from the underground to pull focus, as “resistance is futile” Pluto opposes the homeland and security-oriented Cancer Sun. That’s the day Greece reopens its banks. More on Greece in a minute.

This concludes the sneak peek for the week, to be followed by more weeks of dynamic action in the cosmos as we move through July. Stay tuned to this forecast for updates.

And now, the news.

“Boundaries pushed in opinions” and “bewilderment” describe my thoughts as the Supreme Court issues its rulings today. One 5-4 opinion held that a controversial drug (Neptune) used in executions (Saturn now back in Scorpio) was A-OK, despite its horrific malfunction in botched executions last year. When I got to the last paragraph of this article describing a proposed alternative, I nearly spit my coffee all over my keyboard. I wonder if you’ll do the same.

In another 5-4 decision, the Court tossed out the EPA’s recent efforts to limit the amount of pollution generated by coal-fired power plants. Why? Follow the money. But while I may be bewildered by this ruling, consider that over at the Washington Times, this is very good news indeed. Right now, it’s the lead story, replacing an earlier top headline about how the Brady Center — a non-profit advocate for gun control — has been ordered to  pay the legal fees of an ammunition dealer who sells his stock online. The dealer’s name? Lucky Gunner. Seriously.

In other “limitless” rulings, the Supreme Court also ruled that independent panels may draw election district lines, and that states may not require prospective voters to provide proof of citizenship on voter applications, as Arizona and Kansas wished to do. So “limitless” seems to be the theme for the day.

Meanwhile, Greece. I’ve been writing about its horoscope since 2011, which is when disruptive Uranus and corruption-routing Pluto began hammering a number of planets: Venus, Moon, Pluto…and recently Mercury, Saturn (ouch) and the Ascendant. It’s the hits to the 13 Cancer Ascendant that are coinciding with the most dramatic shifts. The final hit of Uranus coincided with the stunning election of Alexis Tsipras, he of the “anti-austerity party”.  The last two hits of Pluto will happen on August 30th and October 20th — should be significant action around then. Pluto transiting the Ascendant usually reflect a transformation of perspective in one’s identity that can be empowering. What is no longer working is purged so that a new form can thrive. A phoenix rising from the ashes is a good Pluto metaphor. Ditching the Euro for the drachma? It would be no surprise at all.

Pride and joy is one potential of the exuberant meet-up between Venus and Jupiter in Leo, as noted last week and in the rainbow-colored photos beaming all over social media. Wretched excess is another, especially in matters of fire, fun, sugar and drama. Will we see a significant story on diabetes, I wonder?

Meanwhile, on Saturday, during a moody bastard Moon in Scorpio, over 400 people attending a music party in Taiwan were hospitalized when they were burned by an explosion of colored fireworks powder; one woman has died. Equally wretched were the comments of the Usual Suspects outraged by Friday’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage — too many to list here.

If I were writing this during a moody bastard Scorpio Moon, I might say something catty about Bristol Palin’s latest wretched excess. Ms. Palin, who is best known for being a single mom who scored an awesome gig as a highly-paid ambassador for abstinence, announced that she is pregnant again — weeks after breaking off yet another engagement. But rather than be catty, I’m linking  a thoughtful piece from Salon, while noting that over the next several years Ms. Palin could well become the mature spokesperson envisioned therein. Even without an exact birth time we can see that hits from Uranus and Pluto will afford her the opportunity for liberation and empowerment, after a likely period of austerity. Kinda like Greece.

Since I’ve been writing this forecast, I swear six ambulances and fire trucks have passed by my building, with sirens at full blast. Seven…make it eight…oh, and choppers, too. And now police yelling “get down on the ground!” as mothers push strollers on the sidewalk. Just another day in New York. It occurs to me now that both Saturn (control) and Pluto (power) are running wild in the cosmos, today. Add those to the rising fiery emotions and the bewilderment of Moon challenged by Neptune…be prudent in your otherwise exultant state today.

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Thank you for reading this forecast. Here’s the “busting-out June” reference, if you’re not up to speed on your Rodgers & Hammerstein repertoire.




Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 3/17/2014: Sneak Peek at the Week

Good Morning!

Emotional fallout from Sunday’s Full Moon notwithstanding, planetary patterns in the early part of the day are free from too much interference, so use the morning and early afternoon productively. Happy hour on the East Coast is marked by two aspects of exceptional good cheer, as the people-pleasing Libra Moon gets an exuberant lift from Jupiter and Venus around 5PM ET.  Who’s going out for a green beer in honor of St Patricks Day?

Ninety minutes later, the Moon is scheduled for its weekly clash with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, as it first opposes rebel Uranus at 6:50PM ET, and then squares Pluto at 10:11PM ET.  This sets the stage for potential upsets and power plays, especially for those with planets or angles between 10 and 14 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. But wait — there’s more! Mental Mercury leaves rocket scientist Aquarius for the emotional, flow of watery Pisces at 6:24PM ET.  This suggests a need for a more intuitive, compassionate and/or martyred mindset from now until April 8th. The good news is that as of March 20th, Mercury will be out of its “shadow” stage, i.e., back to where it started when it turned retrograde at 3 Pisces on February 7th, suggesting projects that have been under review or snafued since then may finally be free of kinks.

Coming up later this week: the beginning of the astro-logical New Year! And this would be the Vernal Equinox, a.k.a. the first day of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, as the Sun charges ahead in pioneering Aries. That’ll happen on Thursday at 12:57PM ET.

If you live in the Americas, business hours are nearly Moon-void free, suggesting little time for space outs and wandering drifts. This is not the case for those living in Tokyo, for example, which is 13 hours ahead of New York….or those in Malaysia, which is 12 hours ahead. This week’s voids are: Tuesday 9:37PM ET until 5:13AM ET; Thursday 11:11PM ET until Friday 11:39AM ET. Moon voids often feel like you are herding cats, as efforts to move forward in a straight line are subject to twists, delays and crises that turn out to be “much ado about nothing”. Something to keep in mind regarding any news related to the search for the missing plane — MH370 — that comes up during these times.

And now, the news.

Shake-ups and break-ups from the Established Order are an ongoing theme of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, which has been under ever-increasing pressure from expansive Jupiter for some weeks….and likely to crest April 21st-23rd with the Cardinal Grand Cross astrologers have been talking about for months. Think emancipation and empowerment, as Crimea broke away from the Ukraine and declared itself a separate republic. Did you know that Scotland is also considering declaring its independence from the United Kingdom, and will vote on the issue in September? Meanwhile, in Sunday’s New York Times, columnist Ross Douthat appears to bemoan a current climate of “individualism” in America, which I’d argue is an apt reflection of rebel Uranus traveling through pioneering, self-reliant, me-me-me Aries. One theme of Uranus is freedom. One theme of Aries is the individual. Put the two together and you get lots of individuals becoming self-reliant (and self-employed), because they wish to be free from the System or because the System is breaking down (Pluto in Capricorn).

Here’s another headline reflecting Uranus (rocket science) in Aries (individual): How Billionaires With Big Ideas Are Privatizing Science. Plenty of food for thought…I’d write more, but then you wouldn’t get this forecast until suppertime….