I confess I would have been disappointed if Wednesday’s exact hook-up between loving Venus and ruthless Pluto at 8:51PM EST had not coincided with at least one scandal revealed as a result of an encounter with a witchy-bitchy woman. And here it is: “New York Congressman Resigns Over Emails” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/10/us/politics/10lee.html?hp What do we see active in Chris Lee’s horoscope — April 1, 1964 in Kenmore NY (time unknown)? Yes, there it is: nebulous Neptune currently in a challenging aspect to Lee’s natal Venus — suggesting a potential need for fantasy and/or escape in romance — and perhaps a possible deception or idealism. Note to elected officials: when this transit is active in your horoscope, better to pursue an artistic hobby, like cooking or watercolor painting. Much less damaging to your career, not to mention your marriage.
Nebulous Neptune is influential in the horoscope of Glenn Beck, too, and today is his birthday. In Beck’s chart, we see a challenging aspect to the Sun, suggesting a difficulty seeing himself clearly, and that others may not see him clearly, either. President Obama also has this aspect in his natal chart. But Beck’s Neptune influence runs even deeper: it squares Mars, which suggests charisma, perfectly suited for an intangible medium like television. It can also manifest as a certain escapism or fanaticism. Beck’s Mars is also aligned with Saturn and Sun, suggesting a toughness, a discipline, an applied focus of energy possibly bordering on the militaristic. A rare connection between Mercury (mind) and Venus (social expression) suggests idealism, and his Moon in Capricorn works overtime to make things happen. And here’s a fun fact: Beck is just one day older than Sarah Palin. Coincidence or conspiracy?
Moon is still in steady, stable Taurus, with few aspects to color the day, save for a challenge to Moon from Mars (possible clashes of will or charged feelings) – but even that doesn’t occur until 11:13PM EST. The First Quarter Moon is exact Friday at 2:18AM EST — thought Thursday may be relatively quiet, a challenge to your New Moon agenda may appear between now and then. “Stubborn” may be its middle name.