Moon continues through today in Cancer, seeking to fulfill a need for emotional/homeland security. It opposed Pluto at 4:05AM ET, infusing the morning with a power play or other emotional catharsis. At 3:20PM ET, an upset or other revelation is likely to present itself, as the Moon is challenged by rebel Uranus. At 8:18PM ET Moon goes void on an easy alignment with Mars, facilitating action that is carefully and methodically thought out. Otherwise, put a sock in it.
The Moon enters regal Leo at 2:47AM ET on WEDNESDAY. During the void we are advised to roll with the twists, flakes and other crises that may derail efforts to move forward in a straight line. Upsets favoring the underdog are common during voids.
There are no exact aspects to the Moon on Wednesday. We’re on cruise control with that Leo Moon, seeking to shine, shine, shine — with ever so much entitlement. Personally, I prefer the side of Leo that needs to play. What about you? Choose and act accordingly. And be mindful of the opposition between Mercury and retrograde Mars, exact on Thursday at 1:01PM ET, suggesting — as noted yesterday — a stubborn clash and release of (frustrated) action.
And now, the news.
Last night on an apt meet-up between the Sun and Venus (women) in Gemini, a sign that needs to be the smartest kid in the room, the Associated Press declared that Hillary Clinton had enough delegates to clinch the nomination. How intensely clever can the AP be? Despite the fact that the delegates surveyed in the AP poll will not actually vote until July 25th. Despite the fact that the six primary elections being held today aren’t over. Despite the fact — and here is the real abuse of power, oh AP media giant — that by announcing a winner in the presidential race, many voters may feel there’s no reason for their choice to be counted. Even though there are other elections being held today — it’s not all about the nominee for President.
Therefore, if you live in New Jersey, California, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota and South Dakota, get thee to the polls! Make your voice count! Even if your candidate has already been declared the winner. And be prepared for a few twists and flakes after 8:18PM ET. Remember: if you don’t vote, somebody else will.
Next year I’m thinking that as soon as the Oscar votes are tabulated, the press should announce the winners, even if the votes are counted the day before the actual ceremony. Whaddaya say?
This concludes the public service portion of this forecast.
Astrologically, Bernie Sanders is a week away from the third hit of transiting Jupiter to his Virgo Sun, suggesting the potential for expansion and reward. Transiting Uranus in Aries conjunct his Mars suggests an intensified need for action– possibly rebellious. Transiting Mars may be hitting his (probable) Scorpio Ascendant next week, too — echoing a need for action. On July 18th and 19th, we see reward and action potentials again. The downside potential of Jupiter transits is wretched excess and/or bombast. Again, its up to the individual to choose how to apply the potential.
We do not have a confirmed birth time for Hillary Clinton. With the 8:02AM time that many astrologers do use, there is not much exact tension in her horoscope this month or next, save for a challenging aspect between Mars (action, assertiveness) and a point in the horoscope which refers to meetings with other people and the need to work together for a common goal. Ever wonder what Hillary Clinton was like when she was 22? Today Wellesley College released excerpts of her commencement speech from 1969.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the aisle, let the record show that sudden or forced alliances made when Mars is retrograde (as it has been since April 17th) often have their own special brand of challenges, as people like Lindsey Graham and other Republicans opting to support their presumptive nominee (warts and all) are now discovering.
File this under last week’s potential for “women of steel” and/or “harsh treatment of women” to make news, suggested by tough taskmaster Saturn opposing Venus. Also file under Mars, retrograding back through Scorpio, forcing a provocative take on nitty-gritty Scorpio issues we might prefer not to examine, i.e., sex, death and money (debt). Brock Turner was a freshman at Stanford when he was caught — drunk — behind a dumpster — sexually assaulting a drunk woman who was also unconscious and thus unable to give consent. Last week he was sentenced — to six months in a county jail. Outrage ensued, and the woman he assaulted read a 23-page letter in court, detailing the nitty-gritty awfulness of her experience. The letter has gone viral. Mr. Turner’s father, who may live on the banks of a river in Egypt, defended his son’s sentence as apt for “20 minutes of action,” making matters even worse. The judge is facing a recall. Today — finally — Mr. Turner’s mugshot was published around the world, replacing earlier images of him taken in a more innocent time.
Meanwhile, John Oliver exposed the nitty-gritty cesspool known as the debt collection business. Reflecting the expansive and benevolent potential of Sun, Venus and Jupiter in a powerful connection with one another, he also made TV history with the biggest giveaway ever: forgiving $15 million dollars of medical debt at a cost of only $60,000. Oh and let’s not forget the Neptune portion of current planetary patterns. Neptune refers to healing, charity, and other intangibles — including television. Watch the whole segment here.
A couple of days after Mars dipped back into Scorpio, Poland announced it would revive efforts to extradite Roman Polanski, who fled the United States in 1978, just as he was about to be sentenced for having sex with a 13-year-old girl. Last fall, Poland announced it would not be extraditing Mr. Polanski — so why this sudden reversal?
Looking at Mr. Polanski’s horoscope, it takes less than a second to see transiting Uranus at play, squaring his emotionally intense Moon-Pluto hook-up in Cancer, which in turn opposes conflicting-avoiding Mars in Libra. Sudden upsets to his public status and a potential total overturning of the tables — now and into next year. Retrograde Mars is squaring his regally entitled Leo Sun, suggesting an outburst of energy — possibly an attack. Transiting Uranus hit his 15 Libra Ascendant and 19 Cancer Midheaven earlier this year — suggesting more disruptions of his status.
Transiting Pluto, now at 17 Capricorn, has also been part of the tear-down process — and it is far from finished. If transiting Jupiter does not gift him with the biggest stroke of luck in the century when is meets up with his Jupiter-Venus conjunction in August, he may well be sent back to the United States to face resistance-is-futile Pluto as it crosses his Ascendant by solar arc and transit this summer and into next year. I’m betting on Pluto and Uranus to work its magic, much as it has been working through Bill Cosby’s horoscope.
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