Is it Friday yet? I’m looking forward to Friday. Meanwhile, we have a busy few days to go before then…
The Moon is in Gemini, driving the day with a need for chatter and to prove itself the smartest kid in the room. If you’re the current occupant of the Oval Office, make the most of this day by challenging your Secretary of State (who has not denied calling you a moron), to an I.Q. Test competition. May the best brain win — MENSA has already volunteered to host.
This Gemini Moon is just spoiling for a fight in the hours before 10:47 AM ET and 11:41 AM ET, when it is challenged by aggressive Mars and then by controlling (yet ambitious) Saturn. To make matters more frustrating and combative — especially if you are the occupant of the Oval Office or anyone else with a planet or angle at 22 degrees of Sagittarius, Virgo, Gemini or Pisces — Mars (guns, anger, courage, yang) and Saturn (patriarchy, cuts, discipline) are themselves in a tense pattern, exact WEDNESDAY at 9:37 AM ET. Barack Obama (Virgo Mars) the United States (Gemini Mars; Virgo Neptune) and Hillary Clinton (Pisces Moon) are in this group.
Moon goes void at 6:24 PM ET and enters its home sign of Cancer at 11:38 PM ET. Wednesday and Thursday will be driven by a need for emotional and home(land) security, perhaps militantly so, given the backdrop of the Mars-Saturn square. THURSDAY is especially charged, as the Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus at 4:13 AM ET and 9:10PM ET, respectively. We’ll also have the Third Quarter Moon at 8:25 AM ET, suggesting another action point or conflict in whatever New Moon agenda you set at the end of September. An easy flow between Mercury and Saturn at 11:03 PM ET suggests an ability to structure thoughts and communication in a way that facilitates cooperation.
Moon goes void at 11:59 PM ET on Thursday and enters drama queen/party animal Leo at 2:41 AM ET. Fun fun fun and/or pomp and circumstance — what shall it be? Moon enters Virgo on SUNDAY at 7:19 AM ET, determined to clean up the confetti.
Two planets change signs this week. Venus enters Libra at 6:11 AM ET on SATURDAY. That’s good news if you’ve got a beautification project on your plate. Venus functions with high effectiveness in Libra, where it shall be until November 7th.
A longer-lasting shift happened today at 9:20AM ET. Jupiter, the symbol of expansion — for better or for worse — entered Scorpio. It will remain in Scorpio until November 9, 2018. What can we expect?
Jupiter keywords include: collective belief systems, such as higher education, religion, political philosophies and the media; optimism, benevolence, inflation, bombast. Whereas Saturn restricts, Jupiter expands, for better or for worse. How will it apply its expansive efforts in 2017? Through the sign of Scorpio, a sign which demands substance, depth and control. Airy-fairy Libra theories of fairness and balance need not apply. Scorpio keywords include: debt, sexual/procreative energy, regeneration. In a natal chart, Jupiter in Scorpio suggests a need to have a mission in life — zealously, perhaps.