Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 3/18/2013: Sneak Peek At the Week & Other Stuff

No exact aspects among the planets today suggests relative calm before what is certain to be a busy, proactive next two weeks. Some of what we experience is likely to be quite disruptive or exciting, depending upon your point of view. The Moon is still in chatty Gemini, collecting and disseminating information as it may. Those are your marching orders for the start of the week.

Mercury is now officially direct as of 4:03PM ET Sunday — but give yourself a couple of days to adjust to the new forward thinking mode. And be mindful on the road!

Moon voids for the week (natural rest/brainstorming times, if you can swing it):

Tuesday 1:27pm ET – 2:55PM ET;

Wednesday 2:01PM ET until Friday 2:50AM ET;

Friday 11:28PM ET until Sunday 11:49AM ET

I guess we are going to need some down time to process the aforementioned excitement or disruption. First out of the gate is the Sun entering Aries on Wednesday, also known as the Vernal Equinox, first day of Spring and the first day of the astrological new year). On Thursday, Venus also enters Aries, so we should see some prominent relationship news hit the headlines. On Friday, warrior Mars meets up with rebel Uranus, suggesting technological breakthroughs and hopefully no major temper tantrums, accidents or other unpleasant outbursts. Still more excitement will arrive next week — stay tuned to this channel for continuing updates.

And now, the news.  First, thanks to the reader who sent in this important bulletin about a hockey team’s “Salute to Uranus” — a clever promotion for a game played on March 13th, which is the date Uranus was discovered by Sir William Herschel back in 1781:

The planetary ice giant Uranus will be the theme for the evening festivities which will include: trivia, contests, and the King of Uranus himself will be in attendance!

Oh, you fun-loving, adorable cheeseheads. Salute to Uranus…heh, heh, heh. Read the article and let’s invite the Milwaukee Admirals to a “Salute to Mercury Retrograde” — because it has been suggested that the planet pictured in the article is not Uranus. It’s Neptune. Oops. Heh, heh, heh…

Speaking of Uranus (pronounced “ooh –RAH– nuss”), here’s  an article about drones. They have been getting a ton of press in recent months. Why is that in line with planetary patterns? I hadn’t been thinking about it, but one of my colleagues, Dean Bensics, noted in a recent forum that with Uranus (technology & aviation) in Aries (warriors), it makes sense that we would see the rise of robot warriors, given that we have the technology to build them. Indeed. And apparently these drones could mean big business. Sigh.

Meanwhile, have you ever heard of Vatican II? An article with a most provocative headline about Pope Francis describes Vatican II as a period of major (progressive) reform that took place in the early 60s, when revolutionary Uranus and Pluto were conjunct. Who knew? (I did, but had forgotten about it). But of course it makes perfect sense, given current debate about the need for changes in the Catholic Church, etc., etc., and will this new Pope be the one that makes that happen. Astro-logically, we would expect that seeds of revolution that were planted in the 60s on that Uranus-Pluto conjunction are demanding focus and further advancement during current Uranus-Pluto square. We’re seeing this with civil rights; we’re seeing this with environmental issues, reproductive freedom issues, nuclear and other energy issues — hey — don’t forget the Higgs boson — and apparently, we’re seeing this in the Catholic Church. Fascinating! With thanks to astrologer Bill Herbst, who started writing about the Uranus-Pluto square ten years ago. Much of the history of this pattern I learned from studying his observations, so I can now share this wisdom with you.

OK – one more thing — on the lighter side. You know we had the Moon in Taurus on Friday and Saturday. And you know that Taurus needs to maintain stability and material comfort in order to feel secure. Generally speaking, Taurus does not like change! Here is a visual to help you understand Taurus: a Moon in Taurus dream apartment — one that hasn’t changed in 70 years. I’m in love with the wallpaper behind the stuffed ostrich…

What does the Moon in your horoscope need in order to feel fulfilled? Let’s talk about it in a personal consultation.

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