Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 4/21/2014: Sneak Peek at the Week

Good Morning!

The Moon in enterprising Capricorn today (where it has been since 9:28PM ET on Saturday) continues on its quest to make things happen, aided and abetted by a supportive connection from disciplined Saturn at 9:48AM ET. Take care of important tasks early, as the afternoon is marked by challenging patterns. First, the 5th of 7 exact squares between rebel technogeek Uranus and ruthless Pluto happens at 2:38PM ET. Then Moon makes a jarring connection with mental Mercury, suggesting a disruptive communication to process this evening. Note that the Moon goes void of course at 7:21PM ET…not to enter the next sign, Aquarius, until 12:18AM ET. So get it off your desk before the void — West Coasters, this especially applies to you.

For those just tuning in, here’s some info on the Uranus-Pluto square a.k.a. The Planetary Pattern Everyone Should Be Talking About. As many of you know, this week this highly volatile pattern is augmented by contact with two other planets: expansive Jupiter and action and accident-prone Mars. It all adds up to something astrologers call a Cardinal Grand Cross or Cardinal Grand Square.

Now by “Cardinal” I am not talking about birds or baseball teams or men in pointy hats and red robes. In astrology, “cardinal” refers to the signs of the zodiac that NEED to take ACTION and thus effect CHANGE. So whatever fallout occurs as a result of the dynamic “resistance is futile” breakthroughs and shifts in consciousness suggested by this pattern is sure to change the world, period.

How so? Well, the conceit of this forecast is that planetary patterns are reflected in the headlines. And what’s on the home page of the New York Times is one of those shifts in consciousness we might expect, in the form of an urgent wake-up call entitled “Running Out of Time”. And yesterday, the big story in the NYT Sunday Magazine was entitled “It’s the End of the World As We Know It…And He Feels Fine” — a sobering but inspiring story about an environmental activist making peace with the inevitable destruction of things he holds dear. Coincidence or conspiracy?

On Tuesday and Wednesday warrior Mars takes center stage, as it makes contact with expansive Jupiter (Tuesday) and then Uranus & Pluto. I expect bold actions — some heroic; others gratuitously violent; others just accidental. Be extra-mindful on the roads and working with sharp objects, especially knives. Robust physical activity is recommended. If you are personally impacted by this pattern, you can make some amazing breakthroughs over the next couple of days.

Here are some cool cosmic breakthrough stories to offset the depressing items about US taxpayer-funded drones in Yemen  and how many members of Congress think climate change is a bunch of hooey.  Consider this spectacular crash on the surface of the Moon; a new telescope in Chile looking for alien life; and the discovery of a planet 500 light years away that is “the closest match of our home world discovered so far”.  Also check out this 16-year-old kid who survived a 5 1/2 hour flight to Maui on Sunday — stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet. This high-flying adventure happened on expansive (and lucky) Jupiter’s exact contact with the Uranus-Pluto square.

Last, but not least, thanks to Annie, an avid reader of this forecast, who sent me this article entitled, Is It Time for Us to Take Astrology Seriously? Now that’s a cosmic breakthrough to warm my heart…

Your Moon voids for the week, other than today: Wednesday 12:10PM ET until 2:55AM ET on Thursday; Friday at 4:03PM ET until 6:01AM ET on Saturday. Sunday the Moon will be void form 7:02AM ET until 10:23AM ET on Monday. I have a feeling we will be happy to have these long rest periods to process the intensity of the next few days….

Apologies to those of you whose emails I have not answered in the past few days…Saturn (ruler of teeth & bones) and Mars (ruler of the head & inflammation) have been active in my horoscope, and I’m sorry to say it’s been very distracting. I will be back on track by the end of today…with gratitude for your kind understanding and patience…


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