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Thanks to all Avid Readers who ordered personalized eclipse reports. You kept me busy through the weekend, with only a few more left to prepare. Avid Reader Kay — please email me your birth data, as I do not have it on file. Thank you!
The solar eclipse and New Moon in Taurus are behind us, and we’ll find out what the former was all about around July 20th. This week, we can put the New Moon energy to good use, supported by numerous easy alignments among the planets. Don’t be evil. Here’s how it goes:
- MONDAY: Moon enters Gemini at 6:46 AM ET, driving the next two days with a need for information and communication. At 11:05 AM ET, Moon meets up with Mercury, and you can really get the word out. ICYMI, Mercury entered Gemini on Friday night and it will hang there until May 22nd, when it re-enters Taurus. You know what that means, right? It means that Mercury will soon be turning retrograde, and you can plan for that by BACKING UP YOUR COMPUTERS AND DATABASES NOW. As of April 27th, we’re in the shadow period of the Mercury retrograde, which means that great ideas, documents, diplomatic and business deals initiated now may be subject to review and revision between May 10th and June 18th, which is how long it will take Mercury to return to 4 Gemini, which is where it will turn retrograde on May 10th. Got that? Stay tuned for more Mercury Rx coping strategies.
- MONDAY: At 12:10 PM Venus – which symbolizes our need for social expression – exits Pisces and enters Aries. So for the next few weeks – until May 28th – social expression may be more direct, crusading and possibly aggressive – reflecting the warrior Aries need to assert its own existence. Because the first degree of Aries is the Aries Point, we expect that Venus-related issues are likely to be prominent today. Watch for news of women, money, art, values, social expression, and Ted Cruz.
- TUESDAY: Gemini Moon squares Mars at 10:41 AM ET, possibly sparking an argument. Find a productive use for the assertive drive. Your quest for world domination is supported by a rare harmony between Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (power and resources), exact at 6:33 PM ET. What fresh hell will we see from the corporate Powers That Be? OTOH, there’s no reason why this cooperative energy can’t apply for the greater good. Maybe we’ll hear more about efforts to unionize, as Moon trines Saturn in groupthink Aquarius on..
- WEDNESDAY: at 7:50 AM ET. Note your dreams upon waking, as Moon squares Neptune at 8:15 AM ET. At 11:46, put an innovative, technological spin on your action plan, reflecting the potential of Mars, as it sextiles Uranus. Around 4:36 PM ET, Moon squares Jupiter, suggesting big news, announced with exuberance. Chill during the 2 1/2 hour Moon void, and don’t make a mountain out of a molehill. At 7:05 PM Moon enters Cancer, driving the rest of the work week with a focus on emotional, home and homeland security.
- THURSDAY: Collectively, we may be in for a surprise, reflecting the annual conjunction of the Sun and Uranus at 3:21 AM ET. The Sun refers to leaders of state and business; Uranus refers to shocks to the system, for better or worse – including rebellion, genetic mutations and seismic activity. Here are headlines from the Sun-Uranus conjunction of 2020, with other good stuff on the ongoing Saturn-Uranus square. The Cancer Moon travels through the day without connections to the other kids in the cosmic sandbox, giving us space to absorb whatever revelations are reflected by the Sun-Uranus meet-up. Upside potential is the continued easy flow of cooperation among the players on the cosmic stage, including…
- FRIDAY: Sextiles among Mercury and Venus at 2:01 AM ET, Sun and Mars on SATURDAY at 5:47 AM ET. Communication may be effective and inspiring; action plans go off without a hitch, especially on FRIDAY as the Cancer Moon is supported by the Sun, Mars and Neptune.
- SATURDAY: Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto at 4:59 AM ET, then aligns with Jupiter at 6:26 AM ET. Note that Jupiter is at the verrrrrry end of Pisces, soon to enter Aries for the first of three ingresses in 2022. Remember that Pisces is about endings and planets at the verrrrry end of a sign can feel as if they are in crisis mode. Jupiter-related themes are likely to be extremely prominent over the next few days because Jupiter is not only at the end of Pisces, but it’s at the Aries Point. People whose horoscopes are affected include Edward Snowden and Alexei Navalny — off the top of my head.
- SATURDAY: Moon enters Leo at 7:49 AM ET, bringing out your local drama queens and kings, who are only too happy take the stage, throw a party or issue a royal command. Moon in Leo needs to be loved – which makes sense when you consider that in the language of astrology, Leo rules the heart. You can make good use of the weekend’s heart-centered energy by telling someone how much they are appreciated – and loved. You may have a fine opportunity to do just that around 4:58 PM ET (Moon sextiles Mercury) or about 8:01 PM ET (Moon trines Venus).
- SUNDAY: A disruption to the status quo may pop up around 1:41 PM ET, as Moon squares Uranus. More tension and adjustments may occur, as Moon squares the Taurus Sun at 8:21 PM ET. Neither Taurus nor Leo is known for giving an inch.
Meanwhile, in Podcast/Video Land...
- Episode 6 of “Off the Charts: A Stellar Newscast” dropped on Friday. Co-host Whitney Fishburn writes the best synopses of our chats, as you can see (and listen to) here. In this episode we discuss deep thoughts about the nature of evil and Batman; tidbits on the latest 1/6 Committee revelations and how the horoscope of Walt Disney’s (the man) perfectly reflects Ron DeSantis’ attacks on Walt Disney (the company).
- “Astrology of the Famed: Revealing the Human Within the Horoscope” — with co-host Kathy Rose. Part 2 of our in-depth PowerPoint video on Ghislaine Maxwell’s horoscope was posted on Kathy’s YouTube Channel. Part 3 will launch soon!
- Every Sunday, catch me as your Whether Gal w/a sneak peek of the written Sneak Peak at the Week. You’ll find it on Avid Reader Alison Woo’s podcast, The Year of Love: 2022. This week, Alison’s guest is Dr. Melanie Harth, with sage advice on Living from Happiness.
Keep those comments and cards and letters coming!
And now, the news.
With Venus at the Aries Point in a sextile with Jupiter (expansion) and Pluto (power), fashion is in focus tonight at the 2022 Met Gala. Here are the red-carpet arrivals.
Guess who has two planets and his Ascendant at the Aries Point, and thus is likely to be attracting attention this week and next, with Venus-Jupiter at the AP? Justice Samuel Alito — and here are thoughts on his horoscope from 2020. And guess who allegedly wrote this leaked draft SCOTUS opinion that is allegedly legit?
- “Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, leaked draft opinion reportedly shows.” For some reason this bit of breaking news feels like a reflection of Beth Owl’s Daughter’s always-in-sync Tarot Card of the Week.
Other Venus-Jupiter in Pisces stories from last week include:
- Fear over high rate of foot amputations, as a result of diabetes. Pisces rules the feet. Venus-Jupiter together is a marker for potential diabetes. Note that the U.S. has a Venus-Jupiter conjunction in its horoscope.
- Imagine being the buyer of the single winning ticket in last week’s $473 million Powerball drawing
- Criminal charges were dropped against Pamela Moses, a Black woman sentenced to six years in jail for attempting to register to vote without realizing that she was not eligible to do so in Tennessee.
- Texas death row inmate Melissa Lucio was granted a stay of execution, after new evidence suggested that the mother of 14 did not kill her 2-year-old daughter, as charged.
Meanwhile, here are stories I was going to include in last week’s forecast, but I was concerned I was giving you way too much to deal with in one forecast.
Reflecting the heavy squeeze suggested by Sunday morning’s square between Mercury and Saturn, it’s interesting to learn that this is when Twitter’s board met to discuss Elon Musk’s takeover bid last weekend,Mercury sextiled Neptune at 6:37 PM ET, putting an idealistic spin on the earlier gravitas (remember this is what was anticipated in the forecast last week?). Negotiations continued into the wee hours, while the Moon was void for nearly ten hours, for gawd’s sake.
I wonder how much of the Mercury-Saturn gravitas at the start of their meeting was as a result of a letter sent to the Twitter board by 18 House Republicans, including four who were named in the preceding paragraph’s list. That letter would be taking a page out of the playbook of Viktor Orban of Hungary, who uses financial “incentives” as a way of maintaining power, explained in this write-up of Orban’s horoscope…and also in one of Heather Cox Richardson’s Letters from last week. HCR also covers how the Florida legislature, directed by Governor Ron DeSantis, passed legislation that dissolved the land use deal Disney has had since 1967, in retaliation against Disney for speaking out against DeSantis’ “Don’t Say ‘Gay'” bill.
Meanwhile, DeSantis also directed lawmakers to pass his personally-drawn redistricting map for the state, which eliminated two districts represented by Black members of Congress, including the Val Demings (D-FL), who hopes to win Marco Rubio’s Senate seat in November.
Elsewhere, the populist party lost to the environmentalist party in Slovenia last week. It’s quite an extraordinary story, so check out that link if you don’t already know the details.
UPDATE: on VP Kamala Harris. Remember I told you that the Jupiter-Neptune conjunction affected her horoscope more than most? On the day of transiting Neptune’s first of multiple exact squares to her Ascendant, she tested positive for Covid.
These two from WaPo aren’t new, but they’re fun:
- “The remarkable brain of a carpet cleaner who speaks 24 languages“
- “A woman cloned her pet after it died. But it’s no copycat.” Obviously no astrologers were consulted for this piece, because an astrologer would have said OBVIOUSLY, the cloned cat won’t be a copycat because the horoscope of the cloned cat isn’t the same as the original. Sheesh!!
Also fun: the upside potential of challenging aspects between Mars (action, assertion) and Neptune (pixie-dust, music), as evidenced by Randy Rainbow. He has an exact Mars-Neptune opposition that also engages his super clever Mercury (in Gemini) and probably his perfection-seeking Virgo Moon. Here’s a write-up of his horoscope from a few years ago. Last week, as transiting Jupiter (expansion, publishing) made contact with his Mercury, the NYT reported this:
Randy Rainbow will never stop fighting the good fight. Here’s his most recent musical parody — a response to Ron DeSantis’ quest for world domination, which, as of today, includes the establishment of a “voter-fraud police force” that appears might report directly to him.
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