After an industrious day yesterday (Monday), the Capricorn Moon went void of course with a sigh last night at 10:17PM ET, and it will continue to wander through today until 9:52PM ET. Is that why I found myself drawn to listen to Ayn Rand, who has Moon in Capricorn, being interviewed by journalists Mike Wallace and Phil Donahue? Does she sound all business? You weren’t expecting that in today’s forecast, were you? Me neither.
Regular readers know that Moon voids suggest twists and detours in efforts to move forward in a straight line. The flake factor is high; energy levels can fizzle; you may sense a lack of focus. The way to handle voids is to roll with the twists and know that crises which turn up are often much ado about nothing. Brainstorm all you like, but avoid initiating important agenda items and/or finalizing plans until the Moon gets bck into gear. Chill and take advantage of this natural rest period if you can. Avoid impulse purchases, as items purchased during voids often prove to be not as useful as you thought.
Other voids for the week are: Thursday Dec 25th from 10:11AM – 11:07PM ET and Saturday from 10:44AM until 1:35AM ET on Sunday.
Yesterday was also the last full day of karma cop Saturn in Scorpio, where it has been since October of 2012. During that time, as I’ve been writing since September 2012, we could expect to get to the nitty-gritty of issues involving sex (creation), death (transformation), and money (resources), especially debt. We could expect the revelations to be ruthless and sometimes downright horrific. And in fact, they have been, as stories involving rape, domestic violence, abortion and contraception, questionable death penalty practices (including botched executions and convictions overturned after years of incarceration), and debt have been front and center for the past two years.
Well huzzah, huzzah, finally a change, as Saturn enters Sagittarius today at 11:33AM ET. How will headlines reflect that shift over the next two years?
Saturn refers to control, discipline and structure. Sagittarius refers to collective belief systems, including the law, religion, philosophy and academia. Hmm…how about mind control? Or tests of faith? It also refers to publishing and other mass communication media, as well as sports and entertainment. Expect efforts involving restrictions and/or restructuring. Sagittarius refers to that which is foreign, so issues of border control will likely become hotter. It refers to travel. So we can expect headlines involving controls in these areas, too.
Righteousness is another Sagittarius buzzword, as is blunt honesty. As its best, the Saturnine restructuring of Sagittarius concerns will stem from righteousness, much as the restructuring of the institution of marriage (Libra) to include same-sex couples evolved when Saturn was in Libra. Fairness is a big Libra buzzword. Got that?
For those born in December 1985- December 1988 and February 1956 – January 1959, congratulations, you were likely born with Saturn in Sagittarius. You’re about to embark on your first or second Saturn return, which suggests a critical time in your life, rich with developmental potential. Many of my clients book their first astrological consultations on a Saturn return.
For those born at the very end of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius, or the very beginning of Gemini, Virgo, Pisces and Sagittarius, these next 12 months are a critical time in your life development, too. You may need to cut your losses and focus on what’s really important. Saturn transits can inspire your ambition, but they can also be experienced as limiting, isolating and sad. Know that this, too, shall pass. Be brave enough to ask for support if you need it. You are worth it.
Brief detour, courtesy of the Moon void: yesterday’s NYT editorial was a call for the prosecution of “torturers and their bosses,” with the top boss cited being Dick Cheney. It is interesting because the last degrees of Scorpio correspond to an angle in Cheney’s horoscope, and that with Saturn now sitting on that angle, we could expect an urgent need to focus on core personal foundation (and also home/family) issues at this time. That pressure will let up for the first few months of 2015, but will be back (with a vengeance?) for a few months this summer. This is also within the time span that the US horoscope will feel the pressure of transiting Pluto (resistance is futile) to its natal Saturn, suggesting no small amount of anguish. Let’s see what happens.
As for the rest of this week, be advised that mental Mercury will be making contact with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square on Wednesday and Thursday. This suggests breakthroughs and/or upsets in communication and travel. During the all-day Moon in Aquarius void on Christmas, note that whatever sharp words and other dramas that do crop up are more likely to be mountains made over molehills, so chill, chill, chill! If you looking for peace, healing, music and mystical pursuits, those are favored on Friday and Saturday, when the Moon will be in Pisces and the Sun will be supported by visionary Neptune. Meanwhile, here are some headlines from July, when Mercury also made contact with Pluto and Uranus.
Warmest wishes to you all for a joyous Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and whatever else you are celebrating. To the fabulous people who have stuffed my stocking with notes of appreciation and other delights, or who share this forecast with others, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
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