OK, well…it’s morning in Japan…
Moon continues its sojourn in Cancer, seeking to nurture and be nurtured in its efforts to build emotional and home security. There’s a nice balance suggested to the work flow today,especially in communications, courtesy of an easy connection between the Sun and the Moon. If you must ship today, ship early, as the Moon goes void with a sigh at 2:38PM ET. Chill and tend to routine matters until 11:10PM ET, when the Moon enters fiery, royal Leo, looking for a creative outlet of self-expression…or at the very least, a party.
The only exact pattern of note on Friday is an energetic connection between the Leo Moon and action hero Mars in broad-minded Sagittarius. A well-coordinated effort to shine may be afforded the opportunity to push a few boundaries. If you’ve gone too far, you may feel it on Saturday when the Moon is squared by stern Saturn at 2:46PM ET. Make the adjustment and carry on.
Moon goes void at 12:33AM ET on Sunday; it enters Virgo at 11:54AM ET, just in time for the world to demand that we clean up our collective mess. One way we’ll see that in the headlines will be in hundreds of demonstrations around the world, in conjunction with a climate change summit being held in New York. Is there a Peoples’ Climate March happening in your neighborhood? Find out here.
Humming in the background on Sunday are three other patterns of note. One is a connection between Venus (social expression, women, money, beauty) and taskmaster Saturn that supports productive communication about no-nonsense matters. That’s exact at 9:03AM ET on Sunday, getting the day off to an efficiently-minded start. Just before midnight ET, however, action hero Mars is challenged by nebulous Neptune. On the plus side, this offers opportunity for a sublime vision of a better world, right in synch with the timing of a global event such as a Peoples’ Climate March. Cool, huh? On the down side, the charisma and showbiz dazzle of a Mars-Neptune aspect can just as easily be applied by con men and others whose agendas are escapist and dishonest. Ooh — what just landed in my Facebook newsfeed? An effort to build a utopian paradise based on the books of Ayn Rand has apparently failed, burning investors who believed in the scheme.
The third pattern of note is Pluto, which will be turning direct on Monday at 8:34PM ET, suggesting that between now and then we may see an uptick of news items involving power plays, resources and news from underground. You’ll feel the subtle shift of Pluto’s turn if you have a planet around 12 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn. You may be more influenced by the visionary and/or wiggy potential of Mars-Neptune if you have a planet or angle around 5-7 degrees of Gemini, Sagittarius, Virgo or Pisces. Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina who brought new meaning to the words “hiking the Appalachian Trail” is feeling Pluto personally, as noted in an earlier forecast. Now, as predicted, he’s had another disruptive change of status, announcing on Facebook that his engagement to his Argentinian soul mate is now off, which was apparently a surprise to his fiancee.
And now, a bit of news.
We’ll know this week if voters in Scotland will elect to break free of Britain — first noted in this forecast here. Shake ups and break ups are registered trademarks of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square. Interesting to note that Scotland is having its election on the Mars-Neptune square. Here’s another op-ed from the NYT, written by Scottish actor Alan Cumming. Guess which other country declared its independence when Mars was squared by nebulous Neptune? Why, the United States of America, of course. No wonder we need to believe so strongly in the American Dream. And perhaps a need for that dream explains the bewildering mindset of voters in Kentucky, where the Affordable Care Act has been an astounding success. The number of uninsured has dropped from 20% to 11%, yet many — and perhaps a majority — are more likely to vote for lawmakers who are committed to repealing the benefits those voters now receive. Meanwhile, keeping in synch with the practical communication about serious matters, suggested by this week’s alignment of Venus with Saturn (and Pluto, a few days ago), more level-headed minds have declared that the United States needs to “completely overhaul” the way it handles “end-of-life care”.
No sleeping in on Monday….
If you feel like you’re in a crisis or a bit of a rut, rest assured you’re not alone. We are living in very interesting times, That being said, a personal astro-logical consultation can provide you with clarity and confidence.