Monday morning begins as last Friday ended: with Moon void-of-course, suggesting that whatever crisis crops up during that time may well be “sound and fury, signifying nothing”. Keep that in mind should some drama — or news thereof — cross your desk. Alternatively, you may find your work week getting off to a slower start than usual — with no consequences at all for missing meetings or being stuck in rush hour traffic. The void is between 9:12AM and 12:34PM ET. (Recall that last Friday EOD, talks to raise the debt ceiling ground to halt with separate press conferences held by an annoyed Barack Obama and a recalcitrant John Boehner. And much saber-rattling was had by all).
After the void, Moon enters chatty Gemini, which frankly, should lighten the news wires. It may get a bit fuzzy in the hours before and after 1:05PM, courtesy of a challenge to Moon from nebulous Neptune, but it may also get you on track for a day ripe with creative potential. Aspects in the later part of the day suggest balance and innovation.
Gone are last week’s obsessive-compulsive aspects from ruthless Pluto to Venus and Mars, which suggested, on the downside, a trigger for emotional overkill and/or brute force bubbling up — or exploding — from the underground. Mars (energy applied) – Pluto (transformation) combinations, when expressed negatively (and remember PEOPLE decide how to apply the energy of the planetary patterns) can result in a number of “if it bleeds, it leads” headlines, as we saw in Friday and Saturday’s shooting rampages in Norway and Texas http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2015720135_skateshooting25.html Add the sad passing of Amy Winehouse to the category of “emotional overkill”. Humming in the background of these disturbing events is that Big T-Square Party among the heavies: Saturn (control), Uranus (shock to the system) and Pluto (resistance is futile).
What good can come of this intensity? Game-changing events involving resources and energy, including sexual energy. How about scientific advances on a male birth control pill http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/24/health/research/24contraception.html?scp=1&sq=male%20birth%20control&st=cse? Or a study that concludes that it would be good for the public health if insurance companies were required to cover contraceptives (I am sure they’ll have no trouble passing that one if birth control pills for men ever hit the market) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/20/health/policy/20health.html?scp=1&sq=insurance%20converage%20for%20contraception&st=cse