The boundary-pushing Sagittarius Moon is void until 8:50PM ET, suggesting twists and delay in your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Roll with any “crises” you may encounter and remember that these voidy “glitches” are often much ado about nothing. Don’t panic; enjoy the wandering detour. Stick to routine concerns.
Above all, do not announce the launch of your run for president, as Lindsey Graham did during Monday’s Scorpio Moon void. Who? Exactly. Leave it to CNN to focus on attention on the most important consideration of Graham’s campaign. Which leaves my wandering mind to wonder this: now that the mystery over Caitlyn Jenner’s new name and appearance is behind us, which Republican candidate will be the lucky recipient of her endorsement? Probably not Mike Huckabee, who is currently making headlines for a snarky joke he told during the last Mercury retrograde (now back for a second look).
An enterprising, get-down-to-business focus kicks in at 8:50PM ET, when the Moon enters earthy Capricorn and carries us through the day on Thursday.
And now, the news.
Yesterday President Obama signed into law the USA Freedom Act — which is a scaled-down “less calories — more taste” version of the Patriot Act. But no more bulk collection of phone records, two years after Edward Snowden brought the practice to the world’s attention.
I dug around the “internets” yesterday, looking for the time the Patriot Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001 — and found one source citing 10:56AM in Washington DC. If accurate, it paints a compelling portrait. What’s immediately striking about that chart is an opposition between Pluto at 13 Sagittarius and Saturn at 14 Gemini. The opposition falls exactly on the Ascendant-Descendant axis, giving the potentially brutal control of the Pluto-Saturn pattern even more weight. Saturn (control) in Gemini (telecommunication, information) is on the 7th House cusp (the public). Fascinating, eh?
The chart also has striking patterns of idealism, including Mercury and Venus together at 15 and 13 Libra — ideally doing their best to keep the peace (Libra) in communication and social expression (Mercury and Venus). And yes, that ideal shows potential for being excessive and expansive, as it is squared by Jupiter at 15 Cancer (homeland security), also in the 7th.
If you’re an avid reader of this forecast, you’re probably thinking….”13-15 Cancer and Libra? Why those degrees have been supercharged by Uranus and Pluto in the past two years, thus ripe for prominence and change!” And of course, you’d be right. Pluto is at 15 Capricorn now. Astrology is amazing.
In the Patriot Act chart we can appreciate a potentially fanatical level of efficiency, suggested by Mars at 29 degrees of enterprising Capricorn, squaring the Scorpio Sun and applying to a meet-up with Neptune in technogeek Aquarius. Neptune also squares the Scorpio Sun, shrouding the controlling energies of Scorpio in a rose-colored fog. Still more idealism is suggested by a sensitive Pisces Moon in a Grand Trine configuration with the Sun and the North Node, suggesting a strong emotional self-sufficiency and defensive structure determined not to be hurt again.
To be continued….