Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday & Wednesday 10/28-29/2014: Politics As Usual

Once again, note your dreams, as the Sun makes an easy connection to intuitive Neptune at 5:50AM ET. Then, see if you notice the boost in energy encouraging you to get up and at ’em, as the enterprising Moon in Capricorn makes contact with an equally proactive Mars. Cooperative connections to the Moon among Neptune, Sun and Venus suggest a nice balance to your juggling act during business hours and beyond.

Tensions are more likely as we move into the wee hours on Wednesday, as the Moon makes its weekly engagement with the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square at 1:47AM ET and 5:50AM ET. Hmmm….that could be your wake up call on Wednesday…and you’ll feel it more personally if you have a planet or angle at around 14 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn.

Still, a heightened productivity is favored until the Capricorn Moon goes void at 11:01PM ET Wednesday night. Then you can rest — and perhaps sleep in a bit on Thursday, as the Moon will not enter Aquarius until 9:52AM ET. Why can you sleep in? Because things that happen — or are scheduled to happen during Moon voids often prove to have no consequence. There’s also a higher probability of twists and flakes. But don’t take my word for it. Listen to the great Yogi (Berra) who once said, “You can observe a lot just by watching”.

And now, the news.

With Neptune in touch with the Sun and Venus on Monday and Tuesday, I found it interesting to note the obituaries posted on the NYT homepage. Neptune refers to healing, spirits, music and other artsy concerns. So who passed away? John-Roger, a New Age spiritual leader; Stan M. Jay, a “seller of musical instruments to the stars”; Doris Hering, a dance critic and Jack Bruce, “Cream’s adventurous bassist”. Isn’t that interesting? I’m pleased to report that over the weekend the NYT published a respectful  yet juicy and intriguing obituary for Joan Quigley, the astrologer who consulted with First Lady Nancy Reagan on behalf of the President.

Meanwhile, Jeb Bush made headlines thanks to certain family members — especially one of his sons — dropping hints that Mr. Bush might run for president.  Which reminded me that a reader asked me about this prospect some months ago, and while I looked at the horoscope and noted measurements suggesting ambition and windfall opportunities right about now and into early 2015, I never got around to writing about it.

Here is Jeb Bush’s horoscope: Sun in Aquarius, Moon in enterprising Capricorn; Virgo rising (maybe). It has a few classic signatures suggesting a challenging relationship with the father and an element of feeling suppressed in his early home life. There is also a defensive structure suggesting extraordinary self-sufficiency, especially in matters of mindset. Does he really need to know what you think? Probably not. But I’ll wager he’d find it fulfilling to teach you a thing or two. Issues of authority and administration in matters of self expression are coming to a blossoming point in the next year or so.

It’s interesting to note the timing of this “announcement” of ambition — indirect as it is. Transiting Saturn (ambition) is making the third of a series of challenges to his natal Sun and Pluto — it was exact on the 25th — talk about timing. He has some tough decisions to make. Also interesting that Saturn rules his 5th house (his son) and Pluto rules his 3rd house (siblings), and reportedly his brother George is one of his biggest fans, especially on this issue of making a run for it. Let’s see where he’s at towards the end of January/mid-February.

Another politician I’ve been asked about is Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, who’s up for re-election next Tuesday.  I wrote about him back in early 2011, after he was elected during the “buyer beware” Venus retrograde 2010 election that ushered in many Tea Party candidates. It didn’t take long for Mr. Walker to move forward on his Koch brothers-backed agenda of crushing unions and so forth, prompting protests and a recall effort that ultimately failed, reflecting extremely demanding transits in his horoscope that could be also described as torturous. But then there is this reigning need of his Sun and Moon in Scorpio’s for power and control, which he has obviously maintained.

Even without an exact birth time, Walker’s horoscope has distinct measurements that suggest continued empowerment and uncompromising independence. There could be a upset suggested, if we knew the exact degree of his Scorpio Moon. His challenger, Mary Burke, is as fierce and tenacious as he is, but with a need to serve humanity. She is a Taurus with Moon in Aquarius. Like Walker, she has a determined, disciplined and potentially militant pattern involving Saturn and Mars. This Mars (action!), along with her Mercury has been supercharged in recent months by the Uranus-Pluto square. We’d expect persuasive action and communication in 2014 from a natal horoscope that has plenty of inherent resources and an stellar education.

It’s always intriguing to look at candidates running against each other. So often their horoscopes contain similar patterns! Add to the notes above a contact between the Sun and visionary/idealistic Neptune for Ms. Burke; in Walker’s horoscope, there is a likely connection between the Moon and Neptune. A close race, for sure, though I know which one I’d vote for, if I lived in Wisconsin.

I hope the readers who asked me about these candidates are pleased with the analysis, posted during an opinionated Moon in Sagittarius ; )

Thank you for reading this forecast.

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