Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 12/12/2012: When Mars Runs Wild

Moon in aim-for-the-stars Sagittarius gets a double dose of enthusiasm from expansive/expensive Jupiter at 9:12AM ET. And that pretty much sets the tone for the whole day. Where is all that energy going to take you? Good question — because the New Moon doesn’t happen until 3:42AM Thursday morning. Your mission today is to be merry and bright, and hold off on your next crusade until Friday. After the New Moon tomorrow morning, Moon goes void of course until 4:43PM ET, suggesting nothing of consequence should be initiated. Sure you can write a first draft, but I would hold off on pitching it until the Moon is fully engaged…and that rose-colored fog from today’s Neptune-Mercury square has dissipated.

As I type, Mars in Capricorn is running wild in the heavens. In other words, the aggressive need to make things happen is not connected to any other planet. Mars is currently isolated, like an island.  Modern astrologer Noel Tyl calls these isolated planets “peregrine” (for the record, traditional astrologers define “peregrine” differently), and what he observes is that peregrine planets can’t help but pull focus in a horoscope, often running away with the whole persona. And I see Mr. Tyl’s observation proven time and time again with my clients.

OK, so…with Mars currently running wild, what might we expect in the headlines? North Korea launching a missile? Another shooting by a masked gunman at yet another shopping mall? How about a “brazen”assassination in broad daylight, on a heavily trafficked sidewalk near Columbus Circle in Manhattan?

The chart for the missile launch — which appears to be just before 10AM local time on Wednesday — has runaway Mars exactly on the Ascendant and stern Saturn close to the Midheaven. That’s a strong portrait of a warrior needing to be seen as an authority. Regular readers of this forecast have learned Midheaven and Ascendant are the angles of the chart. When planets make contact with angles, things happen! I was fascinated to see in the chart for the Manhattan murder (Dec 10 2012 at 2PM) that Mars and Saturn are also on the angles.  There are 360 degrees in a horoscope, and only four of them can be angles (give or take a couple of degrees on either side). What are the chances that two acts of aggression taking place at different times and different places would have two planets suggesting aggression on those angles? Coincidence or conspiracy?

Right now Mars is at 19 degrees of Capricorn and Saturn is at 7 Scorpio. If your Ascendant and/or Midheaven are within a few degrees of these planets, you are likely feeling more riled up (Mars) than usual or more disciplined, focused or needing to be seen as an authority (Saturn).


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