Late post, as I’ve been working on my next column for Mountain Astrologer, due tomorrow. Fun! As for what’s left of today — it’s gone now, but it was driven by the Moon in opinionated Sagittarius, seeking to push boundaries. How did you expand your horizons? I did by learning about Lizzo and Elizabeth Wurtzel, whose horoscopes I’m writing about for TMA. Fascinating!
Today’s biggest shift happened at 9:55 AM ET, when the Sun left Capricorn for Aquarius a.k.a. the Water Bearer. Aquarius is an airy/mental, fixed/organizing energy. Keywords for Aquarius include innovation, eccentricity, friendship, humanitarian, unconventional, rocket scientist and/or mad genius. If you were born with the Sun in Aquarius, you have the energy to innovate and intellectualize with others. If your Moon is in Aquarius, you need to be socially significant — and dare I say appreciated for it. You probably need to be unusual, too.
At 2:47 PM ET, the Moon met up with Mars, planet of assertion and aggression. Was there a righteous confrontation in your neck of the woods around that time? I was happy to see that the big gun rally in Richmond, Virginia was scheduled to end before then. We can appreciate why the idealization of all things symbolized by Mars is likely to gain traction over the next seven days. Why? Because on January 28th, Mars will make a challenging contact (a square) with Neptune. Watch for stories of sex and scandal, fanaticism and other razzle-dazzle ’em events — and maybe some magical healing, too. I hope there’s an awards show happening, as that would be an appropriate channel.
At11:46 PM ET the Moon squares Neptune and then goes void for the next 24 hours. Some enchanted evening? Music to soothe the savage breast? Chill during the long void. Here’s how the rest of the week goes:
- TUESDAY — Roll with the twists and flakes that may disrupt your morning commute. Avid Readers of this forecast know that crises which crop up during voids are likely much ado about nothing. And here I would be thinking about a surprise upset that happened in October that affected the House Judiciary Committee’s closed-door impeachment hearings. Will we see a similar effort this morning, before the impeachment trial officially begins at 1 PM ET? Will the scheduled event start on time? Who will flake or twist? The opinionated Sagittarius Moon will be void for the entire day, not to enter Capricorn until 11:59 PM ET. If you want to extend your holiday weekend, feel free!
- TUESDAY — if the impeachment trial does start at 1 PM ET, the chart for that moment in time suggests it is happening too soon to be able to tell for sure what the outcome will be; the plaintiff is battling a trapped and badly-behaving defendant (who has control of the ball by a time factor of six units); the judge can’t be counted on; it may all be much ado about nothing — but the end result is likely to be unexpected.
- WEDNESDAY — the day is driven by the Moon in Capricorn’s need to make things happen, and it cruises without speed bumps. Are we at Warp Factor 7 yet? There is a tangible buzz in the air — reflecting the electric connection between the Sun and rebel Uranus, exact at 1:53 AM on…
- THURSDAY. Watch for headlines involving accidents, seismic activity, astrology, mutations, aviation, space travel, eccentrics, mad science, tech breakthroughs and unconventional and/or revolutionary news involving CEOs and heads of state. Not to mention surprises! It’s a perfect night for the premiere of Picard, starring Patrick Stewart — reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard. Beam me up! Stewart’s 20 degree Cancer Sun was just eclipsed and opposed by Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn. So far, so good.
- THURSDAY — Meanwhile, the Capricorn Moon will continue to drive the day with its need to Get Things Done. All may be sweet in the morning, thanks to a harmony with a beautifully functioning Venus (in Pisces) and Jupiter (in Capricorn) at 8:07 AM ET. Happy hour and dinner — not so much, as the Moon meets up with Saturn and Pluto between 7 and 9 PM ET, ready for a power play, a wet blanket, an authoritarian advance or a catharsis. Moon goes void for another long spell, entering Aquarius at 8:20 AM ET on….
- FRIDAY. Did I mention that this week is the end of the lunar cycle? Avid Readers will recall that the days before the beginning of the New Moon can feel restless, as we sense something is just around the corner, but we don’t know what. When the Moon is dark — i.e., not reflecting light from the Sun — it’s an apt time for a clandestine meeting or other enterprise you hope will fly under the radar. I wonder what they will be talking about in Davos this week, in the dark of the Moon? Whatever it is, we may experience a jolt or other disruption around 1:34 PM ET, when the Moon squares Uranus. At 4:42 PM ET you can light your ritual candle and set your intentions for the New Moon in Aquarius. Stay tuned for details in the next forecast.
- SATURDAY — walking and talking are facilitated by an 8:10 AM ET harmony between Mars (walking) and Mercury (talking). The Aquarius Moon is apt for getting together with your besties and celebrating the Chinese New Year. Happy Year of the Rat! Moon goes void at 2:06 PM ET….and doesn’t enter the next sign until…..
- SUNDAY — at 6:44 PM ET!!!! Seriously chill. Why are we having these long Moon voids? Because all most of the planets are all jammed together in a few signs, instead of being spread out all over the place. Meanwhile, there are three other patterns within range for the next few days among Venus (women, money, art, social expression), Mars (men, action, courage, aggression) and Neptune (ideals; fantasy). The first pattern happens on Sunday at 8:37 PM ET — and it’s a square between Venus and Mars. It’s apt for releasing tension — hubba hubba — though under Neptune’s spell it might not be clear what the fight is really about. It may also diffuse the tension before anyone gets to the mat.
And now, the news.
The cover story on the NYT Sunday Magazine is called “The Fog of Rudy” — as in Rudy Giuliani. Just for fun, I read it with a highlighter, marking all the adjectives I’ve used to describe patterns in his horoscope over the years — and in the current issue of Mountain Astrologer. “Bizarre and reckless (Uranus conjunct Sun)…comically grandiose (Moon conjunct Jupiter in Leo)…mythic (Neptune on the Ascendant)…compulsive need to make a spectacle of himself (Ascendant and Midheaven at the Aries Point)” And so on. Astrology is amazing!
Also in the Sunday mag —“The Sex Choreographer” — an apt reflection of last week’s Venus sextile Uranus, suggesting a scientific and humanitarian approach in relationship.
Meanwhile, Friday’s square between Mercury (how we need to think and communicate) and Uranus (in a disruptive or unconventional manner) was reflected in a snide remark on the part of a P45 family member making headlines. This, of course is not a surprise, but the family member was mocking Joe Biden’s unconventional speech patterns (he occasionally stutters). Uranus refers to aviation, right? Enter Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, who miraculously landed a plane on the Hudson River some years back. He wrote an op-ed in the NYT about how he was a stutterer when he was a boy, too — and put that snide P45 associate in its proper place. Oh — and Sully used to sing in a choir (recalling last week’s post about the Sabian Symbols.
In other news, the NYT made an endorsement of not one, but two Democratic candidates running for president: Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. In other words, they chose one candidate that best represents the seed-planting potential of the Lean, Mean Meet-Up of Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn, and that was Klobuchar. She’s more conservative than Warren. Elizabeth Warren arguably represents the seed-planting opportunity of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at 0 Aquarius, happening on December 21st. Aquarius is definitely up for disrupting the status quo, with liberty and Medicare for all.
Last news item — just because it’s amazing and hot off the press: “A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be used to treat all cancers, scientists say.” Oh, wouldn’t that be loverly?
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To be continued…