Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 7/25/2016: Sneak Peek at the Week; Disruptive Communication in Focus

Good Morning!

Moon continues its charge through me-me-me Aries today. Arise, go forth and conquer. Note the potential for a power play, expose or emotional catharsis in the morning, as Moon makes its weekly clash with ruthless Pluto at 11:29AM ET.  The rest of the business day offers an easy flow of fiery regal communication, designed to lead and inspire, as the Moon harmonizes with Mercury and Venus at 12:48PM  ET and 10:55PM ET. Caveat: a disruption of the status quo or  revelation — possibly from some firebrand — may grace the late evening hours, as rebel Uranus meets up with the Aries Moon at 2:18AM ET on TUESDAY and then goes void. Hey — doesn’t Bernie Sanders have Moon in Aries? He does, and he’s speaking at the DNC on Monday.

Tuesday’s void may excuse or explain the slow start or twist in your morning routine. Once the Moon enters Taurus at 11:37 AM ET, the need is to settle down and focus on what brings you comfort and material security. Said need may be jarred by the Third Quarter Moon at 7PM ET, in which the comfort-seeking Moon has to deal with the Leo Sun’s need to shine. Hey — doesn’t Bill Clinton have Sun in Leo/Moon in Taurus? He does, and he’s speaking at the DNC on Tuesday.

Mercury, Mars and Uranus are the planets pulling focus this week. On Wednesday at 3:45AM ET, Mercury (ideas and communication) harmonizes with Uranus (genius, tech savviness). Look for brilliance, innovation and a we are the world spirit in the headlines.  Oh look, Verizon is buying Yahoo. See the themes of communication and technology?

Mercury squares off against Mars on Friday at 4:49PM ET in regal Leo and ruthless Scorpio, respectively. Watch, as communications become more combative and stubborn, with someone’s sterling reputation at stake.

Mercury leaves Leo for one of its home signs — Virgo — at 2:19PM ET on Saturday, where it will remain until October 7th. We are about to begin a very long exercise in analyzing and sorting, as Mercury turns retrograde on August 30th. We can be highly efficient or we can be hypercritical and neurotic. Which manifestation of Virgo would you prefer?

Meanwhile, rebel Uranus is at a virtual standstill, about to turn retrograde at 5:06PM ET on FRIDAY, minutes after that volatile Mercury-Mars square. Planets at their station (that’s the technical term for a planet about to change direction) carry greater intensity. We are sure to see a manifestation of this volatility in the headlines along any of these themes: accidents, seismic activity, aviation, rebellion, revolution or some other suddenly disruptive outburst of energy — including lightning bolts of truth. Please drive defensively.

When a planet is retrograde, the energy it represents is best expressed by turning inward, instead of outward. When direct, Uranus tends to rebel against the status quo set by others. When retrograde, Uranus needs to set itself free from limits that are self-imposed. That is your subtle mission over the next few months — and if you have a planet or angle around 24 Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra, you may feel the internal buzz more than most.

Your Moon voids for the week — Tuesday 2:18AM – 11:37AM ET; Thursday 11:13AM – 2:17PM ET; Saturday 7:46AM – 5:06PMET. No shopping sprees and no finalizing critical decisions during voids, if you please. Focus on routine concerns and roll with the twists that may thwart your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Chill!

And now, the news.

More on the Mercury-Uranus themes of communication and technology causing a disruption could be seen yesterday, as Wikileaks released emails apparently hacked from the DNC, revealing an apparent bias on the part of DNC officials in favor of Hillary Clinton. Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned as head of the Committee was promptly hired by the Clinton campaign. I don’t have time to write up a detailed perspective today — will hopefully get to it tomorrow.

UPDATE: On Michael Bloomberg, whose horoscope we last looked at  in February and March. Back then, I wrote:

Michael Bloomberg — Sun at 25 Aquarius; rebel Uranus at 26 Taurus. There’s talk of him launching his own run for president, and Mars now at 23 Scorpio is about to hit his fiercely daring Sun-Uranus square next week…and again in mid-June. What will happen? Haven’t seen much action in the news about Mr. Bloomberg, other than this item about him moving his personal website to an independent server. Let’s see where he’s at with initiatives in mid-June and the end of July, when Mars will hit his Sun-Uranus square for a second and third time.

…and where he’s at right now is Philadelphia, where he is scheduled to — in a burst of Mars (action!) triggering a Sun-Uranus surprise, surprise — speak at the Democratic National Convention in support of Hillary Clinton. The NYT calls it “an unexpected move.” Actually, NYT, we’d expect an unexpected move right about now. Mr. Bloomberg was a Democrat, then switched to Republican in 2000, then became an independent.

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