If you’re just tuning in to the Daily Astro-logical Forecast, welcome! What a day we’ve got in store…
Gone are the probing depths of yesterday’s intense Scorpio Moon (as of 4:11PM ET on Sunday). Moon is now in high-flying Sagittarius, a sign that needs to tell the world exactly what it thinks — and the more righteous, the better. Donald Trump and Charlie Sheen have Moon in Sag; if you concluded that Sagittarius is prone to bouts of foot-in-mouth disease, you would be right. Much boisterous, expansive and indulgent energy is available for hire today, courtesy of challenging input from Jupiter (the cosmic sugar daddy and ruler of Sagittarius) squaring loving Venus (women, love, aesthetics and some glittery things, too).
There’s also a blinding hook-up between the Sun (life force) and Mercury (mind, communication, travel) that suggests strong potential for focused idealism. Really, you may have to take a lot of what you hear with a grain of salt, especially given that Mercury is retrograde through the 17th. Chances are good a few key details are missing. You may want to refrain from engaging in heated discussion around 4PMish ET, given that the opinionated Moon will also be challenged by mental Mercury. On the other hand, witnessing such discussions could be vastly entertaining.
Ship it today if you must ship, as the Moon is void-of-course from 10:28AM – 7:14PM ET on Tuesday. Other voids this week are Thursday from 4:14 – 10:02PM ET and on Friday from 5:08PM ET until 1:19AM SUNDAY. For those new to the forecast, Moon voids suggest natural rest periods, a time to wander, chill, turn inward and/or brainstorm. If you can’t take advantage of the break, be advised that efforts to move forward in a straight line are more likely to plagued by twists, flakes, delays and crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing. Roll with the twists and don’t freak out.
A typical example of Moon void phenomena happened yesterday, when a friend on Facebook reported that a man walked into a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown and asked if the restaurant served Chinese. D’oh! Another happened to me whilst shopping at Trader Joe’s, as somehow I ended up schlepping two bottles of olive oil home instead of the one bottle I needed. Wtf?? This is one reason why impulse shopping during voids is not advised. Chances are higher that whatever you buy won’t be as useful or satisfying as you hoped.
And now, the news. First, with Venus and Jupiter now in a hard aspect to each other, it was no surprise to see this story about the real cause of diabetes making headlines. Why? Consider this: in a horoscope, hard aspects between Jupiter and Venus often reflect the presence of diabetes in a person’s extended family (we know this thanks to the work of astrologer Noel Tyl). Fascinating, eh? Now consider this: in the horoscope of the United States, where diabetes is rampant, Jupiter and Venus are in a hard aspect to each other. Coincidence or conspiracy? (cue Twilight Zone music now)
Second, as stern Saturn continues its slow retrograde grind at 11 degrees of Scorpio, we’re seeing stories of elite gatherings — for better or for worse — including last Thursday’s farewell to the Pope and the conclave that has gathered to select a new one. The Supreme Court is another elite body that made headlines last week, courtesy of Justice Scalia, who seemed to say that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was a “perpetuation of racial entitlement”. Let the record show that another happening in 1965 was the status quo-disrupting conjunction between rebel Uranus and “resistance is futile” Pluto. Regular readers of this forecast know that Uranus and Pluto are now squaring each other, which suggests that issues raised and seemingly resolved back in the mid-60s are all up for review and revolutionary expansion in the mid 2010s. So if you were around in the 60s and things feel familiar, there is a most excellent astro-logical explanation for it.
And in case you missed it, here is the response to Justice Scalia from the good folks at Saturday Night Live.
Mercury retrograde is an excellent time to REview your life in a personal astro-logical consultation, especially if you have not done so in over a year.