Finally, the Moon is fully in gear — no longer drifting aimlessly — but engaged in Virgo, sign of the organizing perfectionist. Now is the time to launch your New Moon initiatives: make the call; pitch the idea; send the documents. A rosy idealistic glow starts the day, but soon gives way to an easy flow of practical concerns, attended to with depth and detail. Optimistic communication is suggested around 6:30PM ET, just in time for happy hour. This proactive vibe continues until 6:05PM ET Friday, when the Moon goes void with a sigh. Make the most of your time until then.
The other planetary shift today is mental Mercury, ruling mindset and communications, leaving emotional Cancer for prideful, roarin’ Leo. How many royal edicts will be issued between now and August 23rd, when Mercury leaves Leo for Virgo? Never mind; that’s a rhetorical question.
On the heels of yesterday’s face-off between heavyweights Jupiter in Cancer and Pluto in Capricorn, financial heavyweight JPMorgan revealed it is facing criminal and civil inquiries. Let the record show that this configuration directly impacts the horoscope of JPMorgan’s CEO, Jamie Dimon, discussed in prior forecasts (search the archives). It will be very interesting to see what is going on at that company around November 2, when lightning bolt Uranus adds its two cents to the conversation. A disruption of the status quo is suggested.
Last but not least — following up on yesterday’s post about the government of Japan now getting involved with the crisis at Fukushima, it was all I could do not to type in all caps GEEZ LOUISE, WHAT TOOK THEM SO LONG? I could post news of staggering crises every day and chalk them all up to the ongoing Uranus-Pluto square, bemoaning stories like Governor Rick Scott of Florida moving full speed ahead on voter suppression appearing on the same day as this piece about the ecological collapse happening RIGHT NOW in Florida’s inland waters. It can be challenging to maintain balance and optimism during these historic planetary cycles, but we must…even though the fact is — as Edward Snowden has been kind enough to inform us — that we are all connected, whether we like it or not.
How to cope? Levity is an amazing coping strategy. Once upon a time I had a writing teacher who liked to say that drama is inspired by heroes; comedy is sparked by tragedy. Tasteless, ill-timed jokes are efforts to process information and sensory overload. Thus I must conclude that there is a giant SEP field hovering over those Floridian waters…and the SEP field over Fukushima may now be finally lifting (thank you, Uranus-Pluto sqaure). What? You’ve never heard of a SEP field? It is a most ingenious device, written about by Douglas Adams in his breathtakingly wry and observant book Life, the Universe and Everything (the third book in the series that began with The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). I hope it makes you laugh. If you haven’t read these books, you’re missing out on a real treat.