The big news in the astrological world is the planet Uranus moving into Aries at 7:52PM EST today. Uranus is the shock to the system, the disruption to the status quo, genetic mutations, genius, innovation, technology…and yes, earthquakes are also connected to Uranus. And the last degree of Pisces/first degree of Aries is a highly sensitive, proactive placement (“the Aries Point) that tends to bring prominence to whatever planet is sitting on it. And with all the build-up and buzz in the astrological community about this erratic planet completing an 84 year cycle and being “born again”, I’m not surprised to see a “megaquake” and a tsunami dominating the headlines today (“Huge Quake Trigger Tsunami Off Japan’s Coast”, for those living under a rock http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/12/world/asia/12japan.html?ref=global-home Stunned and humbled by its magnitude, yes. But surprised — no.
It’s been a while since I’ve mentioned this, but now would be an excellent time to check the supplies in the emergency kits I know you keep in your home, office and in your car. You do have these kits handy, don’t you? First aid, fresh water and batteries, duct tape — those sorts of things. And don’t say “it can’t happen here” – in the past several months we’ve had tornadoes in Queens and blizzards in Atlanta. We live in exciting times –please plan accordingly.
Expect an absolute buzz of information today. Moon is in chatty Gemini, determined to keep us informed. If it’s too much for your system, eat some potatoes. That’s actually an old wives’ remedy for staying grounded during an eclipse, but it can’t hurt here. Saturday the Gemini vibe continues, introducing the first challenge to your New Moon agenda, which involves devising a strategy for a sense of belonging — and determining exactly to whom and to where.
Sunday may be emotionally challenging. Moon will be in home security-loving Cancer as of 10:29AM EST, after a measly 75 minute void/time out. It gets a jolt from Uranus in the AM and a potentially moody bastard power play from Pluto in the late evening hours…and in between that we’ll see a challenge to Mercury (mind, communication, travel) in impulsive, feisty Aries from ruthless, cut-to-the-quick Pluto. I urge you to count to ten before you let loose with words that can’t be taken back. Watch for scenarios of words gone wild in the headlines, as well as more revelations on corruption in the system, “my way or the highway” stances and/or cuts straight to the core. Can we all see clearly now?
Thanks to all who listened to “Get Real” with Shaman Durek on Indie 103.1 last night. I’m thrilled to be invited back on the show next Thursday — it’s so much fun taking calls and talking about astrology! That means I’ll be extending my stay in Los Angeles for a few more days. If you’d like to book an in-person consultation in LA, operators are standing by. I’ll post a link to last night’s broadcast shortly : )