All day yesterday I was thinking that we’d see plenty of “news from underground” hitting the wires, suggested by yesterday’s lunar connections to aggressive Mars in puritanical Virgo and ruthless Pluto (underground, corruption exposed, resources) in patriarchal Capricorn…as well as Pluto in a communicative connection with the Sun (life force). And we did!
Headlines have been all about pushing hidden things to the surface, including news that Japan considered evacuating Tokyo after last year’s nuclear reactor crisis http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/world/asia/japan-considered-tokyo-evacuation-during-the-nuclear-crisis-report-says.html?hp ; a super-steamy series of sex scandals allegedly involving spiritual gurus http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/health/nutrition/yoga-fans-sexual-flames-and-predictably-plenty-of-scandal.html?hp even deeper doo-doo across the Pond, as it is revealed that thousands of pounds were paid to highly placed officials by alleged journalists in exchange for information http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/28/world/europe/murdoch-hacking-inquiry-expands-to-uk-officials.html?hp ; the consequence of an early spring — courtesy of global warming http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/27/nyregion/amid-winter-blooms-wondering-what-that-means-for-spring.html?src=rechp and this disturbing behind-the-scenes expose of that has made me seriously reconsider my love affair with Amazon and online shopping. I urge you to read this one thoroughly — in honor of Mars retrograde in Virgo — (workers), even though I know and you know that the one you really want to click on is the steamy guru scandal…right? http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/02/mac-mcclelland-free-online-shipping-warehouses-labor
Other than all the dirt that’s being dug up, the day is a bust, especially for folks out West who will see the bulk of their work day taken up with a Moon void of course — from 2:46PM – 10:27PM ET. The earlier you can ship it, the less time you’ll spend floating around or dealing with crises that are all for naught.
A general advisory for the next week or so as Mars, still very much retrograde, will soon make a highly-charged opposition to the Sun — very close to the Earth. In your own personal world this can spice up your existing romances and inspire you to get to the gym. Others who are not as psychically clear may resort to all sorts of outbursts — with particularly violent consequences. I’m seeing this in the headlines right now: fiery race car accidents; 18 people killed in Pakistan; a school shooting in Ohio — these sorts of things. Just be aware of this edgy energy as you ease on down the road.
Finally, I’ve been expecting Governor Rick Perry of Texas to be making headlines right about now — and yesterday, he did. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/26/us/politics/perrys-on-the-job-retirement-lifts-pension-perk-from-shadows.html?pagewanted=1&sq=rick%20perry&st=cse&scp=2 Seems as part of his run for president, he had to disclose (last year) that while he’s earning a hefty salary as Governor of Texas, he’s also drawing down a substantial pension. And the area of his horoscope that is lit up like a Christmas tree right now refers to the public, a secret coming to light, his professional status, the love he has to give and the appreciation he needs to receive and — oh — other peoples’ money. Perry has his natal Mars at 8 Libra opposing the Node at 8 Aries — both were challenged by Pluto at 8 Capricorn in January. Keep an eye on this developing story and see where Perry’s at in mid-June, when rebel Uranus joins the party and the patterns intensify…