Happy rainy Monday (here in New York) — happy last day of November (where does the time go?) — and happy Full Moon/lunar eclipse (what does it all mean).
Moon is in Gemini, driving the day with a need for information. A harmony between Mercury (in deep-thinking Scorpio) and Saturn (in no-nonsense Capricorn) suggests what is learned may be serious — but productive, as seen in this headline, “Biden to receive first intelligence briefing.” Moon travels without interference all day; go about your business and get it off your desk today if you can. Moon squares Neptune at 11:23 PM ET, supporting a fanciful escape — and then goes void (i.e., wanders without focus) until 10:23 PM ET on TUESDAY.
But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the lunar eclipse, which was exact at 4:30 AM ET today — here it is, set in Washington DC:
- For the U.S., this eclipse puts a focus on finances — revenue and taxes — so let’s see what’s happening around March 18th, when the eclipse will be activated by Mars.
- A disruption of the status quo regarding an ally or open adversary may be revealed.
- Mercury, ruler of the Gemini Moon, is at 27 Scorpio. This is Joe Biden’s Sun — and it is strongly placed in this chart.
- The Sabian Symbols for this eclipse are “a quiver filled with arrows” (for the Gemini Moon) and “a mother with her children on the stairs” (for the Sagittarius Sun). Of course a Gemini Moon would have a quiver filled with multiple choices — but which one is the right one for the target at hand? Somehow this concern is likely to be played out in the headlines, and Sabian Sage Blain Bovee suggests that a guidance counselor — i.e., someone whose insights can support a newbie as it seeks to level up — can be of value at this time. Fun fact: in the chart for this eclipse, I do not see obvious correlations between it and P45’s horoscope, but Bovee writes in his most excellent book that “quiver” is related to the word for “golf bag” in German. D’oh! Thus, we are advised to be mindful over the next few weeks for “angry barbs, voices that shake or quake; cooks, teachers and…golfers.” Film at 11. Stay tuned.
- You are more personally affected by this eclipse if you have planets in your horoscope around 9 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces — as Avid Readers who have requested a few paragraphs of personal insights for this eclipse and the upcoming total solar eclipse have found. Toss $46 into the Cosmic Tip Jar and send me your birth data if you’d like eclipse insights, too.
- This morning I stared at my bookshelf for a full five minutes, looking for a book on eclipses. It was right on the second shelf, exactly where it was supposed to be — but I just didn’t see it. That’s a good analogy of how lunar eclipses can function. You don’t see something that’s been hiding in plain sight the whole time — as if someone has put a SEP field around it. And then, when you finally do see it — surprise, surprise!
Back to The Forecast for the week.
- TUESDAY: Gemini Moon is void until 10:33 PM ET — chill, chill, chill!! A Moon void suggests nothing initiated today is likely to be of consequence. Tend to routine concerns and roll with any twists or flakes that disrupt your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Don’t make a mountain out of a mole hill, as that perceived crisis is likely much ado about nothing. Chill!!
- Meanwhile, at 2:52 PM ET, Mercury leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius. From now until December 20th, see if you notice how thoughts and communication push boundaries — with great enthusiasm and righteousness, and dare I say sloppiness. Watch for the word “sloppy” to show up in the news — in reference to a court opinion or legislative action.
- Watch for P45 to push boundaries today and/or on Wednesday, as his need for reward is activated by Mars.
- Moon enters Cancer at 10:33 PM ET, shifting our focus to emotional comfort and homeland security concerns.
- WEDNESDAY: Moon in Cancer all day. It harmonizes with Uranus at 1 PM ET, facilitating tech advances that bolster security, as well as unconventional alliances.
- THURSDAY: More Moon in Cancer, feeling provoked around 8:28 AM ET, as Moon is squared by warrior Mars. Wild dreams perhaps, as Moon trines Neptune at 9:33 AM ET. Let me know! Tensions build in the afternoon to a cathartic evening release, as Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto at 7:21 PM ET.
- FRIDAY: Whatever push for expansion may have been happening around 1:52 AM ET (Moon opposes Jupiter) gets a reality check around 5:29 AM ET, when Moon opposes Saturn. Chill for the next couple of hours (assuming you’re awake at that ungodly hour). Moon enters Leo at 7:53 AM ET, looking for a party or a way to shine, shine, shine. A Leo Moon can also bring out your inner drama king or queen. We may have a disruptive Friday night news dump, as Moon squares Uranus at 9:38 PM ET.
- SATURDAY: Party on, dudes — courtesy of the Leo Moon, which goes void at 5:28 PM ET for the rest of the night. A trine between Venus (who and how we need to love) and Neptune (romance, escape) at 11:54 PM ET makes for some romantic evening…continuing into…
- SUNDAY: …your brunch date, too! Moon enters Virgo at 2:46 PM ET, now focused on cleaning up the confetti from the Leo Moon’s party and putting everything back in order.
Soooooo…..not a lot of action in the cosmos this week, but there will be plenty to process in the wake of this morning’s eclipse. Looking ahead to the rest of the December, we note:
- December 9th: Sun squares Neptune, suggesting themes of scandal, healing, spirits, drugs, oceans, oil, delusion, etc. — especially in matters of leaders of state and business.
- December 10th, 14th & 15th: Venus sextiles Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn, facilitating power and control of money and aesthetics in conventional Capricorn arenas;
- December 11th: Sun trines Mars — a great day for action, courage, athletes — all things martial;
- December 13th-14th: Mercury squares Neptune; Mercury trines Mars. Visionary or delusional thinking and action in all martial concerns;
- December 14th: New Moon in Sagittarius; total solar eclipse. The Electoral College meets, as transiting Venus meets up with Joe Biden’s natal Venus.
- December 15th: Venus leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius
- December 17th: Saturn leaves Capricorn for Aquarius. We had a sneak peek of this pattern between March 21 – July 1st, starting with Saturnian CONTROLS imposed on our Aquarian SOCIAL NETWORKS, FRIENDSHIPS and TECHNOLOGY. Onward, for more of the same until 2023. Upside: Saturn in Aquarius functions superbly. If you were born with Saturn in Aquarius, you’re here to help — and this humanitarian need is sure to be a focus over the next two years.
- December 19th: Jupiter leaves Capricorn for Aquarius, seeking to expand on Saturn in Aquarius’s ambition for most of 2021. This is also an improvement in condition, as Jupiter is said to be debilitated in Capricorn.
- December 19th: Prominence in leadership, willpower and communication, along with idealism as Sun and Mercury meet up at the end of sloppy Sagittarius (and at the Aries Point). Pie in the sky!
- December 20th: Mercury enters Capricorn, activating the eclipse we had on the Summer Solstice. Alert the media.
- December 21st: Winter Solstice; see note above re: Mercury. Jupiter meets up with Saturn at 0 Aquarius, formally launching a new 200-year cycle of development, which I’ve written about in detail here. This is both a Great Conjunction and a Great Mutation — a leap forward in evolution. This shift into Aquarius is what’s being reflected when you read about Joe Biden’s focus on community in all of his initiatives.
- December 23rd: Mars squares Pluto, suggesting extremes in all martial matters
- December 25th & 27th: Mercury trines Uranus; Sun trines Uranus: an easy flow of diversity and innovation in expressions of willpower and leadership.
- December 29th: Full Moon in Cancer, right on P45’s Mercury. Whatever he’s thinking, we’ll find out.
- December 30th: Venus squares Neptune. Put on your rose-colored glasses and hope for the best in 2021!!
And now, the news.
Neptune turning direct has been all over the headlines:
- “That Mysterious Monolith in the Desert? It’s Gone!” (Neptune = woo-woo)
- “McKinsey Proposed Paying Pharma Companies Rebates for Oxycontin Overdoses” (Neptune = drugs, scandal, deception)
- A federal bill to legalize marijuana will get a vote this week (told ya this would happen years ago, with Neptune now past the halfway point in Pisces);
- “For Japanese princess, fairy-tale wedding may be distant prospect” (Neptune = fairy-tales and scandal)
- A billion-dollar amphibious assault ship is being scrapped by the U.S. Navy after being damaged beyond repair in a mysterious fire in July (arson is suspected).
- P45 pardons Michael Flynn — with plans for more to come (Neptune = forgiveness, plus I told ya so)
- From CBS News’s Twitter feed: a video of scores of monkeys gathered around a pianist, who plays music to help struggling animals heal (Neptune = music and healing)
- Wombats and platypuses glow in the dark (Neptune = weeeeeeird)
- In Denmark, an effort to “cull” hundreds of mink believed to transmit a mutated form of the novel coronavirus gets weirder and weird (Neptune = wipeouts, viruses, victims)
- Bitcoin hits all-time high (Neptune = intangibles)
- Pope Francis writes a compelling NYT op-ed arguing that governments that do not impose controls on their citizens in order to stop the spread of Covid are lacking in empathy (Neptune= empathy)
- His op-ed was published a few days after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to prevent governments from restricting the size of gatherings being held for religious purposes, even if the purpose for restricting the size of said gatherings was to stop the spread of Covid (Neptune = spiritual concerns & magical thinking)
Might I add that in 2021 and 2022, patterns in the U.S. horoscope will facilitate more and more idealization of “freedom of religion” and “the right to bear arms,” as transiting Neptune activates the U.S. Mars-Neptune square.
Meanwhile, WaPo op-ed writer Eric Wemple was concerned by Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo’s apparent disconnect from reality over the weekend, as she did not seem to understand that Joe Biden won the state of Pennsylvania. He’s hoping Fox will have an explanation, but if Mr. Wemple happens to be reading this post, note that Bartiromo’s horoscope has been under the influence of foggy Neptune all year — and this will continue into 2021. Not only that, but her Venus sits exactly on P45’s 29 Leo Ascendant, so we can understand why she encourages his need to be seen as king.
In other news…
I watched Human Nature on Netflix over the weekend, as so many people were mentioning it on social media. It’s a documentary about a revolutionary gene-editing process known as CRISPR. Upside: it could be harnessed to cure diseases. Downside: plenty of ethical concerns, the kind you’d expect from this new 200-year cycle of development that begins with next month’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Aquarius. Dan Rather is one of the executive producers of this provocative film, and I can’t believe four years have passed since we last looked at his horoscope. We should all be as productive at 89, with a new book that became an instant best-seller.
Did you see historian Heather Cox Richardson‘s explanation of the origins of Thanksgiving? It’s not quite what I learned as a first-grader in Quaker school. Thanks to Avid Reader Roberta for tracking down an apparent birth date for HCR: October 8, 1962 — presumably somewhere in Maine. That makes her a Libra, driven by the Moon in Aquarius, with a Saturn return coming up in 2021. She is driven by a need for innovative social service, the higher-minded, the better. It’s remarkable how she’s managed to produce her Letters From an American every night for over a year. Then again, perhaps it’s not so remarkable when we consider that she was born with the inherent potential for militant discipline, which has been supported all through 2020 by transiting Saturn opposing her Mars. We see how she could burn the midnight oil. For more on what drives her, here’s an interview from 2018 –– recently updated.
I hope you had a safe and sound Thanksgiving. Please stay that way. Wash your hands. Wear a mask. Avoid large gatherings. Stay home as much as you can.
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