Tuesday 3/30/2021: Late Sneak Peek at the Week; Mercury-Neptune in Pisces in the News

Allll-righty then!

The start of the workweek (Monday) was driven by the Moon in Libra, focused on a need for diplomacy and balance in relationships. Moon went void at 8:07 PM ET, on its weekly clash with Pluto. As emotions ran deep in a quest for control, catharses and purges may have ensued.  A meet-up between Mercury and Neptune in Pisces at 11:23 PM ET facilitated divine inspiration and fantastic escapes — and its influence was in effect all weekend. On Sunday I found myself strumming a guitar for the first time in over a year. Neptune refers to music and other intangible forms of creative expression.

  • TUESDAY: Note your dreams upon waking, in case Mercury-Neptune sent you a message. At 1:33 AM ET, Moon left Libra for Scorpio, seeking depth, substance, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. A cooperative alignment (sextile) between Venus (values, women, art, money) and Saturn (structure, authority) seeks a practical application of yesterday’s inspiration. As I’m typing this on Tuesday morning, President Biden has released his first list of “trailblazing,” mostly women (Venus in Aries)  judicial picks, notable for their diversity and humanitarianism (Saturn in Aquarius).  A jolt to the status quo occurs around 3:53 PM ET, as Moon is opposed by rebel Uranus. Streamlining and other controls weigh in around 7:39 PM ET, as Moon is squared by Saturn.
  • WEDNESDAY: the Scorpio Moon’s need to consolidate resources for the sake of power and control is well-supported by four planets in the Cosmic Sandbox: Neptune, Jupiter, Mercury and Pluto. Feels like a day to make a big visionary statement on a practical plan, championed by your local exalted authority figure around 5:04 PM ET, as the Aries Sun sextiles Saturn. Hmm. Possibilities do come to mind. We’ll see what happens. In any event, Moon goes void at 8:27 PM ET. Time to chill for the next few hours– and don’t make a mountain out of a molehill.
  • THURSDAY: Moon bounces into Sagittarius at 1:58 AM ET, pushing boundaries with its righteous opinion and April Fool’s Day pranks. Now is the time to think outside the box, go for a gamble or a gambol. There are no speedbumps to the Moon’s path all day. Arise, go forth and be a social media influencer, empowered by Mercury’s sextile with Pluto (the Powers That Be), exact at 2:03 AM ET on…
  • FRIDAY: find a productive channel for the provocation suggested by an opposition between Mars (aggression! action!) and the righteous Sagittarius Moon, exact at 6:40 AM ET. Keep your grounding cord on around 1:41 PM ET, as Moon squares Neptune and challenges our perception of reality. Note that Mercury is now at the very end of Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac. Mercury refers to mindset, so we see the potential for headlines reflecting themes of surrender and/or a lack of faith that a new cycle is about to begin. These themes may be related to heads of state and CEOs — or carry a sense of added prominence, as in a court opinion, publication or any other expression of collective belief.
  • SATURDAY: Sag Moon goes void at 1:22 AM ET and enters Capricorn at 4:12 AM ET. If you’ve got work to do this weekend, Capricorn lunar energy is ready to take care of business and deploy resources. At 11:41 PM ET, Mercury leaves Pisces for Aries, where it promptly offers solutions to problems you didn’t even know existed. If you have Mercury in Aries, you may sometimes feel as if you’re ahead of the curve or the pack. Mercury will be in Aries until April 19th.
  • SUNDAY: Capricorn Moon squares the Aries Sun at 6:02 AM ET; the authority of the individual is challenged by the authority of institutions. Moon squares Venus at 10:33 AM ET, suggesting that while your Easter basket may contain goodies with a certain level of status, from an aesthetic standpoint, they may be less than pleasing. Make the adjustment and enjoy the beauty that arrives a little later, as Moon sextiles Neptune at 5:54 PM ET.

And now, the news.

Did you know that Mercury rules spiders? In conjunction with Neptune, one spider achieved mythic proportions — and it was a real one — not the fictional Charlotte of Charlottes’s Web. I don’t know why this story from May 2018 ended up on WaPo’s homepage on Friday (must have been Neptune), but I’m glad it did:

Fun fact #1: After reading that article, I retrieved my snail mail.  What a delightful surprise it was to receive a birthday card from Avid Reader Karen — which included Walt Whitman’s poem, “A Noiseless Patient Spider.” Don’t you just love synchronicity? I sure do — and I loved the poem, which you can read here. Spider webs look like horoscopes, doncha’ know. Fun Fact #2: Avid Reader Karen is an artist “whose paintings transform matter into cosmic revelations.” Don’t believe me? Click on that link! Thank you for your thoughtfulness, Avid Reader Karen. You made my day!


Mercury-Neptune themes suggest drugs, the surreal, bewilderment, fantasy, fish, oceans, floods, illusion, escapism, scandals and conspiracy (webs of deceit?).

Add in last Friday’s Sun-Venus meet-up in Aries, and we get themes of art, women and money — with a pioneering or warrior spirit. SNL was on it with this music video featuring Kate McKinnon as Treasury Secretary Janet Yellin attempting to explain the surreal concept of NFTs (non-fungible tokens), their value and their impact on the art world.


Meanwhile, on Yahoo News:

  • Facing a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems after spreading misinformation about voter fraud, [former guy’s former lawyer] Sidney Powell is now arguing that “no reasonable person would conclude” that her claims “were truly statements of fact.”

“Powell” turned up on SNL to explain her twisted logic. She does seem to have a penchant for animal prints, but in what we know about her horoscope (May 1, 1955, in Durham, NC), the only planet she has in Leo is Pluto. Think she has a Leo Ascendant? For more on the Pluto in Leo generation, SNL delivers — in this music video about Boomers getting the vax. Pluto in Leo is an eternal teenager.

Also explaining twisted logic was Dr. Deborah Birx, who was interviewed along with five other “pandemic doctors” in a CNN special. Birx’s  Full Moon illumination included news of an “uncomfortable phone call” she received from the former guy, along with her belief that his administration “did not take the pandemic seriously,” likely resulting in the deaths of 450,000 of the 550,000 Americans who died of Covid.  Mercury-Neptune refers to victims. Note that the former guy is entering another volatile several days of development, and we are likely to see some daring or volatile initiatives against him or on his part, likely involving publishing, courts and foreign affairs.

In other news…

In the Suez Canal, a rising tide lifted that big boat and set it free at 5:42 AM local time on Monday. Kudos to the Full Moon in Libra, supported in a Grand Trine with Mars and Saturn (e.g., the dogged efforts of dredgers and tugboats, as Time reports).


My favorite news item reflecting the never-never-never give up potential of Sun-Venus in Aries, combined with the magical potential of Mercury-Neptune happened in North Carolina. A “sassy” dog kept “breaking in” to a Dollar General Store. His target: a purple plush unicorn. When a kindly animal control officer was called to retrieve the crusading canine, she ponied up $10 to buy the toy. Check out these adorable photos of shelter dog Sisu and his stuffed buddy, both of whom are now joyfully together in a forever home.

My wish for you is that you have in your life many people like that kindly animal control officer, who recognized the virtue of Sisu’s quest and was happily and healthfully able to help.

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