The First Quarter Moon likely brings a challenge to your New Moon agenda of “what do I really need in order to feel secure”. It happens at 2:29AM on and then goes void for 24 hours and 2 minutes with a big, long sigh. You and the members of the US Congress can mull over that deep thought…or contemplate skipping town early for the weekend. Remember, whatever “crisis” crops up during a Moon void is often a molehill turned into a mountain; try to go with the flow.
Speaking of “crisis”, Friday night features an exact opposition between loving Venus and ruthless Pluto. If you’re looking for brutal honesty, this is could be a night for it. Venus-Pluto connections can arouse intense passion — sometimes to excess. Wounded feelings (brought on by insecurities) can lead to cutting remarks — or simply being cut off. On the plus side, there are some intensely passionate and/or emotionally deep experiences that are wonderfully cathartic — or just plain wonderful. The Moon is still in relationship-oriented Libra…
Will write more on the rest of the weekend later. Meanwhile, I’m dying to hear how your Thursday went. Any surprises? I thought there might be. I actually received an email from a Designated Authority Figure with “Surprise!” in the subject line. In the spirit of the appreciative, people-pleasing Libra Moon, ruled by sugar-loving Venus, the D.A.F. expressed thanks to his team for work well done and rewarded us with ice cream sundaes. Sweet! In other news, a commuter van containing myself and other colleagues came closerthanthis to running another car off the highway, which really would have put a crimp in our day. Surprising ups and downs — but mostly up, if you read some of the financial reports released yesterday. http://www.cnbc.com/id/15837362/site/14081545/
Another surprise twist: Rupert Murdoch suddenly shuts down the scandal-plagued tabloid News of the World. Alleged journalists are accused of hacking into the voice mail of celebrities and crime victims http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/08/world/europe/08britain.html?hp — quite unsavory. A quick glance at Murdoch’s horoscope (Mar 11, 1931, Melbourne, Australia — time not confirmed — but perhaps 11:59PM) suggests he could be a visionary with a need for everyone to be entitled to his opinion (Moon in Sagittarius), as well as an obsession about power, perspective and how it relates to his own identity. It’s fascinating to note that in each of the last three eclipses (June 1, 15 and July 1), Murdoch had a planet or point impacted by the eclipse (Midheaven at 11 Virgo, Moon at 24 Sag and Jupiter at 10 Cancer). Something in his sphere had to build up — and be released — dramatically! Restrictive Saturn and disruptive Uranus are also quite active in the horoscope, in patterns that suggest, among other things, a sudden break or illumination.