Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 11/20/2014: Happy Birthday, Mr. Vice President

Note your dreams upon waking — especially West Coasters — as nebulous Neptune makes contact with the Moon and Venus between 9 and 9:30AM ET. Rose is the color of most of the day, with a shadow of deep burgundy provided by the Moon in Scorpio, now seeking depth, substance and control.

We are in the balsamic phase of the Moon — the end of the lunar cycle. This is the time to wrap up projects started at the New Moon and contemplate your intentions for the next New Moon on Saturday at 7:32AM ET.

And now, the news.

Bill Cosby continues to make headlines, as anticipated. Yesterday his sitcom deal with NBC was cancelled, and a development deal with another network was put on hold. Stay tuned for further developments.

Meanwhile, there is no Moon void tonight. President Obama will be presenting a major initiative on immigration reform. The President seems to give more speeches during voids than not, so pay attention to this one, even though none of the four major networks will be airing it, and a NYT columnist is utterly bewildered by his actions in recent weeks. If you’ve been following this forecast for some months, you shouldn’t be surprised at all by the timing or the initiatives.

The Scorpio Moon will make a cooperative connection to Pluto at 10:32PM ET. This is a power play aspect, suitable for persuasion and regeneration.

Today is also Vice President Joe Biden’s 72nd birthday.  Here is his horoscope, though with a reported birth time of 8:30AM, one wonders if might be off by a few minutes, but I’m not going to take the time right now to do the math required to find out. What’s interesting is that Mr. Biden has the Sun and Venus in the 12th house at the end of Scorpio, and an Ascendant in the early degrees of Sagittarius, and that is where taskmaster Saturn will be for the next year. What’s also interesting is that Barack Obama has his Midheaven at the end of Scorpio — as noted before — and his Moon in the early degrees of Gemini. So there are some lovely aspects of compatibility between these two men, and we can also see that both are up for an extremely demanding year together. In 2016, expansive Jupiter will be at the top of Biden’s horoscope, so we’d expect to see an expanded public profile, with perhaps increased status, honor or reward in career matters. Here’s a post from 2012 — the last time the Vice President appeared in this forecast.

In other news, my Really Useful Mercury Retrograde Survival Guide bookmarks have been updated for 2015, and I’ll be happy to send a few to you and your friends if you email me your address. They are elegant, and the Mercury retrograde periods for the year are printed on the back, along with a list of helping coping strategies. Here’s how to contact me to request some bookmarks — my gift to you, as we move into the holiday season.

Thank you for reading — and sharing — this forecast.

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