The work week begins with a buzz of supportive planetary patterns that can facilitate efforts related to communication and information-gathering, courtesy of the Moon in pixie chatterbox Gemini. Innovation is favored, as the Moon connects with rebel Uranus and mental Mercury at 7:13AM ET and 12:52PM ET, respectively. As noted in my last post, the Third Quarter Moon at 10:05PM ET suggests an energetic push or insight regarding whatever illumination you received on last week’s Full Moon. Mull it over without turning it into a mountain; the Moon goes void at that time, not to enter the next sign — Cancer — until 11:24 AM ET on Tuesday.
With the Moon in the sign of the Crab, the need of the day is emotional and/or homeland security. Consider issues of home, patriotism, motherhood and a chicken in every pot. What nourishes your body, feeds your soul and makes you feel safe at home? Do you even have a home? A vision about these matters may well be yours around 10:35PM ET on Tuesday, when the Moon makes an easy connection to rose-colored Neptune.
Wednesday’s planetary patterns are more dynamic, as the Moon makes its weekly contact with the Uranus-Pluto square, a.k.a., the Planetary Pattern Everyone Should Be Talking About. Moon opposes Pluto at 9:05AM ET, suggesting a potential emotional catharsis or power play — for better or worse. Moon squares rebel Uranus at 5:38PM ET, suggesting a potential disruption, innovation or other upset — again for better or for worse.
Your Moon voids for the week, other than the one that begins tonight: Thursday 2:38PM ET unti 11:10PM ET and Sunday 12:33AM ET until 11:54AM ET. Use the voids to take care of routine matters and/or chill. Avoid shopping sprees, as impulse purchases made during voids have an odd way of proving to be not nearly as useful as you thought. Avoid finalizing plans, signing contracts and making mountains out of molehills.
And now the news.
One potential expression of the healing, empowering potential of Sunday’s trine between Venus (love, social expression) and Pluto (regeneration, potent) was duly reflected in this story about Pope Francis marrying couples who had co-habitated and/or had children outside of marriage. In other news, a look at how successful Germany and some other countries have been as they ditch conventional energy sources for solar, wind and other renewables. Read the article and note how many times the words “disruptive” and “transformation” are used; those are keywords for the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square. Elsewhere, a city in Vermont is pleased to announce it is now running on 100% renewable energy — how cool is that?
Speaking of disruption, have you heard about the short film called “Disruption”? It’s about climate change — and was produced to build awareness for the so-called Peoples’ Climate March happening this Sunday the 21st in New York and other cities around the world. I opined some years ago that climate change — and what we must do to stop trashing our planet — would be the biggest shift in awareness to come out of the disruptive dance Uranus and Pluto have been doing since 2011….and will continue to do for another year or so. You can watch the 52 minute film here.
I’ll be back from Japan and available for personal astro-logical consultations on Saturday. See you on the other side of the International Date Line…