Monday 2/27/2023: Sneak Peek at the Week; Venus Conjunct Jupiter in Aries; Mercury Conjunct Saturn in Aquarius
Allllllll righty then!
It’s Monday, and the Moon is buzzing through Gemini, seeking to be the smartest, most entertaining kid in the room. At 9:07 AM ET, that need to know got a boost from Jupiter, which expands everything it touches. Jupiter is currently in Aries, so what is easily expanded upon now involves matters of leadership, initiatives, heat, courage, cars and combat — to name just a few. At 11:20 PM ET, Moon meets up with Mars, offering a focal point or fresh start in matters of double talk, transportation, information and fighting words.
Highlights this week are:
- Venus in Aries meets up with Jupiter just after midnight ET on Thursday
- Mercury in Aquarius meets up with Saturn nine hours later
That’s it. It goes like this:
- MONDAY: please refer to the opening paragraph of this forecast
- TUESDAY: note your dreams, as Moon squares Neptune at 10:45 AM ET. This is a good time to double check directions and communication, to make sure you understood them clearly and correctly. A sensible message, delivered with authority, is supported by trines (harmonies) among Moon and Mercury (how we need to think) and Saturn (sensible structure), exact at 2:27 PM ET and 8:07 PM ET, respectively. Chill during the 90 minute Moon-void (blink and you’ll miss it). At 9:40 PM ET, Moon enters Cancer, driving the next few days with a need for emotional, family, home and homeland security.
- WEDNESDAY: Rabbit, rabbit! It’s the first day of March. Will it come in like a lion? The Cancer Moon travels without interference through business hours in the Americas supported by an easy flow of energy from the “go with your feelings” Pisces Sun. Moon squares Venus (who, what and how we need to love) AND Jupiter (expansion; reward; wretched excess) at 9:49 PM ET and 10:04 PM ET. This suggests a tension — leading to a workaround — involving me-me-me Aries needs vs. nourishment, and if you have planets around 12 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, this applies more to you than the rest of us. Humming in the background all week, and exact at 12:35 AM ET on…
- THURSDAY: …is the conjunction (coming together) of Venus and Jupiter, a.k.a. the Lesser and Greater Benefics, in the language of astrology. Please, please, please do yourself a favor and LOOK UP at the night sky to see these sparkling diamonds shining upon us. Venus refers to money, values, social expression, and women. Venus in Aries can be a fiery crusader, for better or for worse. Katharine Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, Rihanna, George Clooney and Jack Nicholson do not have Sun in Aries, but they all have Venus in Aries. Same for Marjorie Taylor Greene. I was prompted to look up the Sabian Symbol for this week’s Venus-Jupiter conjunction in Aries. It is “an unsuccessful bomb explosion,” which Sabian Sage Blain Bovee says is “a potentially powerful threat of danger that turns out to be hollow.” Very interesting indeed. We encountered this Symbol on the Full Moon in Aries, October 2017.
- THURSDAY: But wait, there’s more! At 5:02 AM ET, Moon makes a creative, communicative connection to Uranus, getting the day off to a potentially innovative start. But now we need to consider another pattern humming in the background this week, which is the conjunction of Mercury (how we need to think) with Saturn (structure, discipline, necessary controls) in humanitarian technogeek Aquarius. This suggests heavy thoughts and communication, possibly representing an urgent message or other matter at a crisis point. I say this because the Mercury-Saturn conjunction happens at the verrry end of Aquarius, and any planet at the very end of a sign is reflected in human affairs with greater intensity.
The Sabian Symbol for this conjunction is one we’ve seen many times before. It is “the field of Ardath in bloom.” Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee describes it as
“…an open expanse flourishing with growth from an ancient era. ‘The field of Ardath’ is a reference to ancient Babylon and a mystic meadow symbolizing the blossoming of a mystical brotherhood….associated with ‘the cradle of civilization’…a meadow without specific identity or characteristics: a symbol for all peoples in all times”.
It is a hopeful Symbol, as Bovee notes that “a whole field in bloom suggest richness and bounty beyond imagination.” If you were born around the 18th of February, May, August and November…or if you have a planet or angle around 29 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and especially Aquarius, you will be more personally affected. This includes President Biden and the former guy. Wherever this conjunction falls in your horoscope is where you can expect sobering seeds planted for a blossoming of serious potential. The last time I wrote about this Symbol was on the Full Moon of August 2021.
- THURSDAY: At 5:51 PM ET, Mercury exits Aquarius and enters Pisces, where thoughts and communication need to be based on feelings, not analysis. Mercury will be in Pisces until March 19th. Finally, Moon trines Neptune at 11:23 PM ET, supporting our dreamy new frame of mind.
- FRIDAY: Moon’s weekly clash with Pluto at 9:22 AM ET starts the day with a power play or catharsis. At 10:15 AM ET, Moon shifts gears into Leo, looking for a party or a regal stage upon which to shine — and help others, shine, too. Pay someone a compliment, why don’t you?
- SATURDAY: The Leo Moon’s need for love gets plenty of support, as it trines Jupiter and Venus at 11:56 AM ET and 5:27 PM ET. A shock to the system shows up for dinner, as Moon squares rebel Uranus at 5:53 PM ET.
- SUNDAY: Moon sextiles Mars at 4:26 AM ET, paving the way for action. Loss, cuts and necessary controls may rule the evening newscast, as Moon opposes Saturn at 10:18 PM ET. After a 20 minute Moon void, Moon enters Virgo at 10:38 PM ET. Humming in the background all through the weekend is a sextile between the Sun and Uranus, facilitating cooperation and communication from CEOs and heads of state, especially in matters involving technology, unconventional alliances, and maybe some concerns that seem out-of-this-world. Emotions will be on the rise, reflecting the Full Moon in Virgo that illuminates next Tuesday, at 7:40 AM ET.
And now, the news.
This one is a simple statement of fact:
If you haven’t listened to Episode 26 of Off the Charts: A Stellar Newscast — with my brilliant co-pilot Whitney McKnight, here it is, straight from the Ensouled Universe. We release a fresh podcast every Friday — to subscribers around the world.
So much of the news last week was weird. Some headlines were obvious reflections of Mercury (mindset, communication), as it connected with Jupiter, Uranus and Mars, such as:
- “Dilbert” cartoonist Scott Adams dropped by distributors after racist comments — and of course, we see the astro-logic in his horoscope
- Elon Musk backs Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams after racist tirade — as more people are laid off at Twitter
- Roald Dahl books rewritten to remove “offensive language” — and yes, that anguish is in what we know of Dahl’s horoscope, too — doesn’t matter that he’s dead
- Fox News anchor says network is barring him from covering Dominion lawsuit — and if you can’t remember what that lawsuit is all about, Heather Cox Richardson explains it all for you
- TFG administration officials complained to Disney in 2018 about Jimmy Kimmel’s jokes about P45
- Ex-Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich buried report refuting voter fraud claims
- Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo spoke on “The CHIPS Act and a Long-term Vision for America’s Technological Leadership,” also reported by Heather Cox Richardson
- How inflammation in the body may explain depression in the brain
Sneak peek at this week’s Venus-Jupiter conjunction and its potential for me-me-me excess in matters of arts, money, women and social expression (with a dash of Venus at the Aries Point from last week, too):
- “High profile art couple offers worst job ever”
- “How hard is it to paint like Vermeer? TV contestants are about to find out”
- “The billionaire’s daughter knows what you’re thinking” — an NYT feature on Elizabeth Koch
- Zero-calorie sweetener linked to heart attack, stroke, study finds. Venus refers to sugar in the language of astrology
Add the humanitarian authoritative controls of Mercury-Saturn in Aquarius to this one:
And then there were the weird headlines — possibly reflecting Neptune running wild (unaspected) or energized by Mars as it prepares to make its third square to Neptune since Mars entered Gemini in August:
- Mexican president posts photo of what he says is a Maya elf
- Meet the con man who sold America on “fake it ’til you make it“
- Snow blankets Los Angeles area in rare heavy storm
- How seriously should we take the US Dept of Energy’s Covid lab-leak theory?
- Museum pivots to become a ‘museum of empathy‘ — from ten days ago, actually — and should be filed under Venus (art) conjunct Neptune in Pisces (empathy)
Better late than never:
Avid Reader Nancy wanted to make sure I didn’t miss this inspiring item about the new holiday in Ireland. She sent it to me weeks ago, and I kept forgetting to include it:
Finally, here’s what I’ve been listening to lately:
In 1977, we launched two Voyager spacecrafts in which we placed a gold disc with the sounds and images that depict life on our planet. The Voyager Golden Record contains 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, and thunder, and animal sounds, including the songs of birds and whales. The record additionally features musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in fifty-nine languages, and printed messages from President Jimmy Carter and U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim. The items were selected for NASA by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan of Cornell University.
…and here’s a fantastic coping strategy for these oh-so interesting times…posted by Amanda Knox on her Twitter feed over the weekend.
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