Today continues to be driven by a service-oriented, detail-focused Moon in Virgo. This is perfect energy for sorting, organizing and making things right. You may feel especially inspired by a optimistic dream of perfection, courtesy of 1) an expansive meet up between the Moon and Jupiter at 9:04AM ET, preceded by an easy flow between Mercury and Neptune. Let it carry you through the day.
There’s a brief Moon void on Saturday between 7:47AM ET and 10:14AM ET. No big deal — maybe sleep in on the East Coast and avoid the early morning yard sales. Generally speaking, what you impulsively purchase during a Moon void will more than likely prove to be of little use. But don’t take it from me; please feel free to learn from your own experience.
After the void, the Moon enters people-pleasing Libra and cruises without interference into the evening. If there’s going to be a howl of resentment over something that just isn’t fair (a typical Libra peeve), watch the action around 1:39PM ET and 9:42PM ET, when the Moon makes its weekly clash to Pluto and Uranus. Emotional intensity and a disruption of the status quo are suggested. Watch the headlines.
Also on Sunday — at 10:31AM ET — Venus enters Libra, one of the signs it rules. From now until December 4th, matters related to aesthetics are generally well supported. We can expect a greater need for manners and other social graces in relationship. Between now and the 10th, Venus will be at the Aries Point – suggesting prominent news involving women, art, money and other keywords related to Libra.
At 9:42PM ET on Sunday, the Libra Moon goes void until 11:02PM ET on MONDAY. This suggests a higher probability of twists and flakes in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. If you sleep through your alarm, chill. Take care of routine matters and roll with whatever crises may crop up. Yea verily, during Moon voids these crises are often much ado about nothing.
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And now, the news.
Remember how it was noted that in the chart for the CNBC debate, the Moon was conjunct Algol? Remember that Algol is a fixed star whose presence in a horoscope suggests the potential for “losing one’s head”? Would it be fair to argue that the candidates lost their heads in their howls of protest about the questions they were asked, etc., etc, etc….going so far as to severe ties with NBC News (which has no control over the news directors at CNBC) in retaliation? In other news, let the record show that Chris Christie and Mike Huckabee just lost their heads today, as the host for the next debate — Fox Business Network — banished them to the kids’ table. And former kids’ table candidates Lyndsey Graham and someone else — off the top of my head, I can’t remember his name — were voted off the entire debate island. The tribe has spoken.
So much else…where to start? How about with Uranus? If you had transiting Uranus making contact with key planets in your horoscope, you might need a little excitement or flash of insight that ends up disrupting the status quo. That’s what’s going on in the horoscope of George H.W. Bush, whose latest memoir “rattled the extended Bush political world” with its “sharp indictment” of Messrs. Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld.
Next up, Ben Carson — mentioned briefly here in September — continues to say amazing things as his poll numbers rise. Adding to what was noted about Mr. Carson previously, let the record show that we see Mercury (mindset and communication) currently under heavy fire from both Neptune (vision, delusion) and Saturn (ambition, gravitas). Yesterday he shared his views on why the pyramids in Egypt were built. He has a bewildering theory on why the U.S. was able to put a man on the Moon (because the words “in God we trust” are printed on our money. Or something). Today we see reports that Mr. Carson’s self-proclaimed violent past (e.g., trying to stab someone with a knife), conflicts with the memories of those who knew him when. His Mars-Pluto conjunction in Leo does suggest the potential for “getting away with murder” — or at least a need for regal drama when it comes to taking action (Hillary Clinton has this pattern, too). His Venus retrograde in Virgo has its own relationship challenges, which I can’t go into in detail or else I’ll never get this forecast out the door.
It is fascinating to see how patterns involving Saturn and Neptune in Mr. Carson’s chart. They mirror the fast-approaching square between Saturn and Neptune (exact on November 26th). We can appreciate the potential for what is faith-based, visionary or delusional to be given serious airtime or to be hit with a serious reality check.
Add in the aftermath of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square — symbolized by the Tower card that was pulled at the start of the week. Consider yesterday’s communicative alignment between the Sun and Pluto, suggesting themes of power, resources and news from underground. Then thank Avid Reader Catherine for making sure I did not neglect to share this disruptive bit: “New York is Investigating Exxon Mobil for Allegedly Misleading the Public About Climate Change”. Also disruptive: the most powerful person in the world isn’t the President of the United States, according to Forbes. It’s Vladimir Putin, right on schedule as Pluto (empowerment) makes contact with his Sun for the third time.
More on power and resources: the full text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement has finally been released. Bernie Sanders says it is worse than he thought, and here’s why. This just in: the Obama Administration has decided to reject the Keystone XL pipeline, citing climate change.
Let’s end on two optimistic notes: 1) a photo of Justin Trudeau’s new Canadian cabinet, which is “the most diverse in the country’s history” ; and 2) a mention of a cherished book I hadn’t read in years — The Phantom Tollbooth. It’s a wonderful escapist fantasy, laced with biting wit and practical strategies for manifesting your dreams in this material world. There are some things you can control and some things you can’t. Tollbooth offers real wisdom on how to master the former. It’s a fitting reflection for the best a blend of Saturn and Neptune energies can be. May it inspire you to new heights, with your feet firmly planted on the ground. And if that’s not enough motivation and guidance, there’s always a personal consultation with your friendly neighborhood astrologer — here’s how to contact me.