Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 8/7/2012: Mercury Turns Direct; Venus in Cancer

Another burst of energy to get you out of bed on the East Coast — but hopefully not the wrong side of the bed! Why? Rambunctious Moon in Aries is opposed by feisty Mars at 7:27AM ET. This brief — but sometimes brash connection could be expressed as a clash of wills. A more productive expression might be an impassioned pitch, or something physical, like a run around the block.

You can keep running until late afternoon — 4:04PM ET to be exact, when the me-me-me Aries Moon is opposed by restrictive Saturn and then goes void-of-course until 3:28AM ET. Whatever crises that appear toward the end of the day may well be much ado about nothing. Be flexible and go with the flow of any twists in your efforts to move purposefully in a straight line. Said twists may well involve mechanical, transportation and communication snafus, as Mercury turns direct at 1:40AM ET on Wednesday  — not Tuesday, as I reported yesterday. Sorry for the confusion and let’s hope that’s all the Mercury stationary direct weirdness you encounter.  Be especially mindful on the roads!

Venus leaves flirty Gemini and moves into Cancer at 9:43AM ET. Finally, we can discuss feelings and our need for emotional security in relationship — at least for the next few weeks. Swoon!

Regular readers of this forecast know that any planet at the beginning of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn (collectively known as the Aries Point), tends to attract prominence. So we may  see significant news about Venus-related issues including, but not limited to women, beauty, art, social graces, finances and copper. With two personal planets (by  “personal” I mean they are close to the Sun) changing signs and direction, give yourself a day or so to adjust to the shift…

And now, a couple of definitions for those who asked, as a follow up to yesterday’s forecast. I wrote that when rebel Uranus and ruthless Pluto make contact with the angles of the horoscope, especially the Ascendant and Midheaven, we can anticipate significant life changes.  The Ascendant — or rising sign — is the sign and degree of the zodiac that was rising (ascending) on the eastern horizon at moment of your birth. The Ascendant refers to personal projection, self-image — the face we present to the world and the filter through which we perceive it. The Midheaven refers to parental, career and public status issues.

To calculate the Ascendant and Midheaven, you need to know your date, place and time of birth. If you’re curious to know if either of those two angles in your horoscope will soon be in contact with Uranus and Pluto, send me an email and I will tell you.


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