Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 12/10/2012: Perks and Perils of Mercury Square Neptune

How time flies! Once again, we are in the dark side of the Moon, where the focus should be on tying up loose ends from projects that were initiated at the time of the New Moon on November 13th.  We may feel a sense of restlessness or listlessness at the end of the cycle. We sense something is about to begin, but we don’t know what. It can be very Waiting For Godot. The next New Moon happens on Thursday, December 13th, at 3:42AM ET. More on that later this week.

Moon in Scorpio needs information for the sake of power and control. It also needs depth and substance. The challenge for the next couple of days is presented by nebulous Neptune squaring mental Mercury at 7:58AM ET on Tuesday, suggesting an idealized or confused mindset, communication exchange or travel adventure. You may recall this aspect was in effect all last week, too.  Think twice before signing on the dotted line today, as things may not be as they seem. This is especially true for Tuesday, when the Moon will be void from 8:08AM – 5:22PM ET. Moon will also be void  on Thursday from 3:42AM ET until 4:43PM ET.

This Mercury-Neptune square can be terrific for creative types: artists, spiritualists and healers. There is a caveat, however, and here I would be thinking of the Australian DJs who — last week, on a day with the Moon in playful, regal Leo — thought it would be so fun and fantastic to pretend to be the Queen of England and ring up the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for severe morning sickness. Unfortunately, their ruse was so successful that it allegedly resulted in the suicide of the nurse who thought the deception was real.

Then there is this tragic story of Jenni Rivera, a singer (Neptune) whose plane (Mercury) crashed shortly after take off yesterday.  In other news, I almost fell out of my chair when I read the 4th paragraph of columnist David Brooks’s last effort — this is Mercury/Neptune idealism in spades; a beautiful, beautiful dream….but where is the real game plan? (That would be Saturn — and yes, I know, all politicians in the U.S. wax rhapsodic about the American Dream; it is part of our collective consciousness, as suggested by the Neptune-Mars square in the U.S. horoscope). Anyway. To counter David Brooks, here’s Paul Krugman to tell you why record corporate profits are not what they seem to be. On a more uplifting and healing note, here’s an amazing story of how a 7-year-old girl beat leukemia (diseases of the blood are usually ruled by Neptune).

I’ll close with this op-ed piece that seeks to expose all of the sneaky tactics retailers employ in order to get shoppers to open their wallets. On the one hand, it seems to argue that the more disoriented the consumer is by the experience, the more money she is likely to spend. On the other hand, the research studies presented appear to contradict each other, making them perfectly in synch with the expectations of a Mercury-Neptune square! Have I mentioned that from now until January 1st, 2013, I am offering a Special One-Hour Consultation at a very reasonable price, and that it’s the perfect gift for everyone on your list, including yourself? But don’t take it from me, take it from a recent client:

“Thank you for a REALLY helpful session today!”

No confusion there. I am delighted to be of service. Now if I can just figure out how to make your computer screen smell like a pina colada…


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