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Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 2/23/2011

No exact aspects today, save for a supportive connection between the Moon in Scorpio and loving Venus. Emotional intensity, issues of power, knowledge and control may still rule the day (along with rebel Uranus running wild on behalf of  freedom, technology, chaos, eccentrics and humanity), but it’s likely to be much less edgy than…say…Thursday. In your own personal world, dare to make a deeper connection. That’s the forecast. Now for today’s bonus topic:

In light of recent events in Wisconsin, I thought it would be interesting to see the horoscope of Governor Scott Walker. How does his “no negotiation, no compromise” stance show up in his birth chart? Let’s look!

Walker was born Nov 2 1967, in Colorado Springs, CO. His Sun and Moon are in Scorpio, a combination described by master astrologer Noel Tyl as follows: “high depth and focus upon the creative depths and control powers of Scorpio is great. Learning, research, knowing — all define the ego. There is potentially enormous energy and animal magnetism, and care is needed not to dominate sexually, philosophically or behaviorally. Vanity is high. The self-belief is normally monumental. The challenge is to share rather than to command.” Wow. I’m sold!

Walker’s birth time is unknown, so I can’t tell offhand if his Moon in Scorpio (which needs to be seen as having depth, control and substance), is running wild in the horoscope, or if it is configured with nebulous Neptune, suggesting idealism (other aspects do suggest idealism, regardless of the birth time). Meanwhile, Mars is at 7 degrees of “make-it-happen” Capricorn and it is challenged by retrograde Saturn at 6 degrees of “me-me-me” Aries, a tough yet dynamic aspect that thrives on barreling through obstacles to achieve its objectives (harsh, perhaps, but effective). Also of note are two obsessive connections to Saturn (conservative, restriction, control) from Venus (women, money) and Pluto (regeneration, transformation), in the pristine sign of Virgo. Venus and Pluto together suggest an excess of emotion, augmented by a major rebellious streak supplied by status quo-disrupting Uranus. Last but not least, there are no oppositions among the planets in Walker’s horoscope, suggesting an inability to appreciate an opposing point of view. Hmm…might these aspects reflect Walker’s presentation of himself as a “fiscal conservative” who is “100% pro-life” and supports severe restrictions on other issues related to womens’ health and procreation?

Currently, ruthless, empowering Pluto (at 6 Capricorn) and expansive Jupiter (at 6 Aries) are making close connections to Walker’s Saturn and Mars. Keywords for these transits (which you can find in one of several of Tyl’s most excellent astrology textbooks): “the threat of loss in any area of life; hard, hard work; the threat of self-destruction”;  “extreme force, persuasion, brutality, control, excessive effort”; “‘making waves’ effectively”; “law & order; feeling ‘righter than right’; dogmatic; ambition given the go-ahead signal.”

Do the keywords listed above accurately reflect Walker’s current words and actions? Do the planetary patterns reflect the life events? What do you think?

Today Walker said that failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have “dire consequences.” I don’t believe he is bluffing.  Let’s see where he’s at with this in June and December, when one of the most intense patterns active in his horoscope repeats itself. And here’s an Important Safety Tip for registered voters. If you’re voting in a election when Venus is retrograde (as it was last November), heed your local astrologer’s advice and do double due diligence on the candidates. During Venus retrogrades we are more likely than usual to fall in love with people who later turn out to be wholly unsuitable — or not nearly as appealing as we thought.

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday for 2/22/2011

Oh let’s see….upheavals in Libya, Wisconsin, etc.; earthquakes in NZ, volcanoes in the Philippines, traffic jams in LA (caused by snowstorms) — though honestly, it’s hard to get too excited by any of it because it’s in so line with what has been anticipated by many astrologers — for at least the past five years. We live in interesting times. When will things get reeealllllly interesting for us in the United States? Mid-2012 or so. But we’re starting to see cracks in the system now. Interesting times indeed. Keep calm and carry on — and express gratitude whenever you can for the abundance you have in your life. Guaranteed to keep you sane!

Today you can wish George Washington, Ted Kennedy, my dad and one particularly loyal –albeit nameless — reader a very happy birthday (the reader has Sun in the 12th house — those types tend to prefer to remain behind the scenes). And beside, by the time you wake up this AM, Moon will be in Scorpio, a sign known for intrigue, depth, control (of knowledge) — all that cloak and dagger stuff — y’know, “behind the scenes.”

Be productive today. Really, you have no excuse…even with that rebel planet Uranus running wild. Harness the energy and keep moving forward.

Meanwhile, thought this would be a good time to re-post a blurb I wrote about last year’s big astro-event: the Big T-Square Party among the heavies: Pluto, Uranus, Saturn and Mars in a challenging configuration at the Aries Point. You do remember why the Aries Point is significant, yes? If not, re-read last week’s forecasts. Though Saturn and Mars are no longer part of this picture, Uranus (rebellion, freedom, technology) is more definitely active here — and at a place it has not been in 84 years. Read below for the opening number to what we can expect over the next several years. Stay tuned…

Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 7/27/2010

A quick recap of the ongoing Big T-Square Party if you’re just tuning in — that T-Square/Right Triangular shaped pattern happening now among the planetary heavies: Uranus and Jupiter together at the beginning of Aries…opposing Saturn in Libra (joined by Mars at the the end of the week)…with Pluto forming a square (right in the middle) of all of this at the beginning of Capricorn.First, Pluto in Capricorn — where it hasn’t been since around 1762: Pluto, Lord of the Underworld (mines, volcanoes, power, perspective, things hidden below the surface) is in Capricorn (government, politics, “respected” hallowed institutions), where it has been busy exposing corruption therein – big time.

Second, Uranus (rebellion, revolution, genius, intensity) in Aries (pioneering, self-reliant), where it hasn’t been since the 1930s, currently conjoined with expansive Jupiter (optimism, excess, philosophy and other “group think” consciousness). Uranus will be in Aries for seven years; the square to Pluto will likely bring changes on a global scale to our notions of what government is and what it should do; note that the last Pluto-Uranus square in the 30s led to FDR’s “New Deal” and other social programs; note that the conjunction between Pluto-Uranus in the 60s led to the Civil Rights Act and — correct  me if I’m wrong — Medicare.

Third, Saturn, which takes about two and a half years to go through a sign — now in Libra, sign of relationships and diplomacy, fairness and justice for all. The opposition to Uranus/Jupiter suggests a conflict between the old guard vs. the avant garde — with the end result being a reinvention of traditional forms in new and exciting ways. The square between Saturn (control, the immovable object) and Pluto (change or die; resistance is futile) suggests those in power fighting tooth and nail to hang on to what they have and a period of hard realizations and hard, hard work.

Mars, planet of action, energy applied and at its worst, war and aggression  — triggers the whole T-Square at the end of the week and all through next — and it’s just no coincidence at all that with this pattern activated, here in the US we see leaked documents about what’s really going on in Afghanistan AND we face a vote in Congress on whether to extend funding to the alleged war efforts therein (if you DON’T want to send your tax dollars to fund the war, this is a good time to make your opinions known to your elected representatives).

What’s significant about this T-Square pattern is that it’s happening between planets that haven’t all gotten together like this since the 1930s — a time that most of us on the planet did not live through. Thus it feels like it’s happening for the first time — and it is — to US — but not to humanity. What have we learned since the 1930s? Anything? If we didn’t, we’re bound to repeat the pattern…and its influence will continue for the next few years (we’ve already lived through two years of it — and look what’s happened so far: major meltdown and corruption exposed in our financial sector, just for starters).

This T-Square is ESPECIALLY affecting all those born in the early days of the cardinal signs: Aries, Libra, Cancer, Capricorn (example: Mel Gibson, a Capricorn with Moon (feelings) at 1 degree of Libra, has a meltdown). By cardinal I mean FIRST, as in the first of each of their elements: Aries is the first Fire sign, Libra/Air, Cancer/Water and Capricorn/Earth. Cardinal signs INITIATE — they are very action-oriented. Note that the early days of these signs all connect to something astrologers call the Aries Point — laymen think of it as the first day of spring. And what happens on the first day of spring? Everything comes back to life; a new cycle of growth begins. Bottom line: T-Squares happen all the time in astrology, but one hanging around for soooooo long at the point which marks the BEGINNING OF A NEW CYCLE is especially significant.

If you have questions about any of this, email me. Isn’t this an exciting time to be on Planet Earth?  : )

 

Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 2/21/2011

Those of you taking this Presidents’ Day off, rejoice. You’ve managed to escape a Monday AM at the office that suggests a slightly rude awakening after a potentially lovely, escapist weekend. Expressing feelings may be challenged by the  audience’s  insistence that it be presented in a certain form — in triplicate and in blue or black ink only, if you please. Then again, that challenge may not stand a chance against unconventional status-quo disrupting Uranus running wild again today. More news from Wisconsin and the Middle East? With  Mercury (mind, travel, communication) entering intangible, dreamy, intuitive Pisces at 3:53PM EST…followed by Mars (action) in Pisces Tuesday in 8:06PM, I’m not sure how realistic that challenge can be. Many may still have their heads in the clouds, basking in the rosy glow of Sunday’s triple meet-up between Mars, Mercury and nebulous Neptune. So if you’re not at the office, enjoy the holiday and indulge in a dream or two…

How’s this for a perfectly timed Neptunian headline:  “Ecstasy Does Not Wreck the Mind, Study Claims”  http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/feb/19/ecstasy-harm-brain-new-study…or this one: Hiding Details of Dubious Deal, U.S. Invokes National Securityhttp://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/us/politics/20data.html?scp=1&sq=dubious&st=cse  “Ecstasy” and “dubious” are just a few of the keywords one could expect on a day with a strong influence from Neptune (which rules the sign Pisces, btw).