Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 8/5/2015: The Big Chill of Saturn Square Venus

Another charge-ahead day driven by the Moon in fiery, impulsive Aries….until it goes void at 7:29PM ET. Chill until 9:29PM ET, when the Moon enters stability-needing Taurus, seeking to keep things as they are for the rest of the work week.

Your early AM may have experienced a disruption of the status quo, courtesy of Uranus making contact with the Moon. A potential clash of wills or other energetic outburst is suggested around 6:07PM ET, as the Moon is challenged by Mars in verrry sensitive Cancer, but the rest of the evening looks good for a good time.

Meanwhile, how will the structuring, controlling and/or ambitious push of Saturn influence your world over the next two days? Today at 11:08AM ET it clashes with Venus (women, money, aesthetics, social expression). Tomorrow it makes an easy connection with Mars at 4:29AM ET, a positive aspect for long-term projects requiring discipline (so don’t waste it).

Thursday it clashes with Mercury (mindset, communication, travel) at 4:19PM ET, suggesting limits or a heavy focus in those areas — with a silver lining. And this would be the potential for reward and expansion suggested by Jupiter, as it connects with Mercury on Friday at 3:09AM ET. So if someone rains on your parade on Thursday, the sun may come out again by Friday.

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Meanwhile,  here’s the link to that nifty website — unclaimed.org — that I mentioned yesterday, but neglected to link directly. Use it to search the coffers of each state in which you’ve ever lived, to see if there’s a check or two waiting for you.

And now, the news.

Jeb Bush became a poster child for the severe and limiting potential of  Saturn (control) – Venus (women, money) square when he impulsively blurted, “…I’m not sure we need half a billion dollars on women’s health issues…”  With Saturn at the end of Scorpio (discussed yesterday), newswires are still humming with stories reflecting matters of life and death we might prefer to avoid.

In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal walked the talk by cutting off funding Planned Parenthood was receiving through the state’s Medicaid program, perhaps because women who can’t afford health insurance premiums don’t have enough limitations in their lives. Let the record show that Governor Jindal was himself cut off…from the roster of Republican presidential candidates in tomorrow’s debate. Did your favorite make the list?

Meanwhile, on the NYT op-ed page, we see a hardcore counter to Mr. Bush’s opinion (since retracted, but not forgotten),  with this heavy statistic: that nearly one in three women will have had an abortion by the time she reaches menopause. Wow.

If talk of such matters of life and death makes you squeamish, be advised that on Monday, a federal judge ruled that Idaho’s ban on undercover footage capturing animal abuse in the agribusiness industry was unconstitutional. Thus, unsavory images of what happens to steak and chicken before they arrive in supermarkets can’t be suppressed. Meanwhile, as outrage against big game hunters reaches epic proportions, a writer who grew up in Zimbabwe offers another hardcore perspective, and there is nothing warm and fuzzy about it.

As I’ve been typing, it was reported that between 2007 and 2014, women made up just over 30% of all speaking roles in the top-grossing 100 films made in the United States. Harsh. Also harsh: Miss Piggy and Kermit announced yesterday that they were ending their romance after 40 years of togetherness; apparently Miss Piggy initiated the split. Note to Miss Piggy: splitting up when Venus is retrograde? Really? Whatever hot young thing has caught your attention now may not be so captivating once Venus turns direct…

This story I could not make up if I tried. Saturn refers to cold, control and business. Venus refers to women.  The 4th most popular article on the NYT home page reveals what women have long suspected: the reason it’s freezing cold at the office during the summer is because the thermostat has been set to accommodate the metabolism of men. Pass the Snuggie, please.

The most-viewed article on the NYT home page is about Natalia Molchanova, a champion free diver who is missing and presumed dead after plunging into the depths near Ibiza on Sunday. Harsh.

Finally, minutes after the Saturn-Venus square was exact, it is reported that the SEC voted to require publicly-traded companies to publicly disclose the ratio of pay between CEOs and its median workforce….

Astrology is amazing. What’s going on in your horoscope?

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