Moon has been in Cancer since 11:28AM ET on Thursday, driving the day with a need for emotional security. Cancer’s reverence for what is familiar and nurturing — perhaps rooted in fond memories of the past — makes it a perfect Moon for a reunion gathering of college chums, ideally at one of their homes. What other nostalgic scenario can you create today and through tomorrow afternoon?
On SATURDAY, we’ll have the Third Quarter Moon, suggesting a challenge or push forward on whatever illumination last Sunday’s intense Full Moon dropped in your lap. This happens at 3:14PM ET, followed by a 20-minute void you will barely notice. Then Moon enters rip-roarin’ Leo at 3:34PM ET, carrying us through the weekend with a need for drama and play, especially of the regal kind. Party on, dudes — and happily so.
Saturday’s other notable event happens at 7:46PM ET, when the Sun enter Scorpio. Scorpio demands substance; none of that airy-theory-rational stuff that Libra does so well. Scorpio is a deeply emotional sign, noted for its need for privacy, power and control. Scorpios “build all the way up to Heaven…and all the way down to Hell,” wrote astrologer Linda Goodman. Hopefully you can hang with one who builds a stairway to Heaven. A Scorpio heading for Hell will happily annihilate everyone and everything in its way. Really, they are so very interesting. Hillary Clinton, Dan Rather, Julia Roberts, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Margaret Atwood are all Scorpios. So is Shaman Durek, a man on a mission to heal the world. Having a mission in life — this is something a planet in Scorpio understands.
Moon will be void between 8:21AM ET and 11:16PM ET on MONDAY. If you sleep in — or if your week gets off to a wandering start, roll with it. Stick to routine concerns; avoid initiating important projects. Remember that crises which crop up during voids are often much ado about nothing. Chill — or call your astrologer, who will have a helpful perspective to take you down from that ceiling.
And now, the news.
I think Wednesday’s final presidential debate went as forecast, don’t you? “Brutal,” wrote, USA TODAY. Downright nasty, too — in case you haven’t heard. Moderator Chris Wallace scored points for keeping the debate under control, with pointed questions and follow-ups. Word on the street is that he was fair — and we might expect fairness from a man with at least three planets — Sun, Neptune and Venus — in Libra. We do not have a birth time, but his birth date is October 12, 1947 — two weeks before Hillary Clinton’s — in Chicago. Moon either in perfectionist Virgo or people-pleasing Libra; felt like Virgo to me. Most notable was his potent mindset and communication, with sharp questions and no tolerance for fluff, reflected in his horoscope by contact between Mercury (mindset) and Pluto (ruthless perspective).
Meanwhile, there are plenty of other headlines reflecting the intensely focused, yang-energized and disruptive potential of the past 24+ hours, e.g., Mars ruthlessly meeting up with Pluto in Capricorn and Mercury (mindset) facing off against Uranus (humor, technology, rebellion, eccentrics). Continuing in the political vein, here’s how it went down at last night’s Al Smith dinner — traditionally an event where rivals may “let off a little steam.” Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump did their best stand-up shticks; the latter’s barbs were especially bad and booed. Unprecedented and disruptive.
Speaking of disruption, this morning a number of major websites — including the New York Times, Twitter, Reddit, Spotify — were inaccessible as a result of an attack. AT&T is reportedly in talks to acquire Time Warner – another disruptive communications power play. Elsewhere, revelations of past sexual harassment and assaults are disrupting relationships around the country, as women have been sharing personal stories — long-suppressed — with their significant others. A WaPo reporter sought to get to the bottom of this boorish behavior, armed with a fake wedding ring — and was blessed with surprisingly successful results. Why the illusion? Looking at planetary patterns, I do see that Venus (women) and Neptune (fantasy, ruse) will be in a challenging connection on the 25th — arguably reflected in headlines now.
Continuing along Venus-Neptune lines, as the two together also suggest compassion and forgiveness, this leads me to opine that in some respect we must be grateful to Donald J. Trump for personifying the worst in human potential. Without him serving as a magnet, we would not have the opportunity to bring toxic thought and behavior patterns to light. And if they don’t come into the light — and in our consciousness — they can’t be healed. And if you need more examples of toxicity, Richard Branson just posted an anecdote on his blog about Trump’s vindictive streak. It is fascinating to note that the prospect of guaranteed success if revenge is avoided is hard-wired into Trump’s horoscope (Ascendant conjunct Regulus).
In other news, sexually-transmitted diseases are at a record high in the U.S., as state and local budgets have been slashed and screening clinics closed. Hmm…that’s tough to forgive. Also unforgivable: the pressure Wells Fargo employees were under to meet sales quotas using deceptive practices. The personal stories here are shocking. A criminal investigation has been launched in California.
Finally, you have less than a year to prepare for a total eclipse of the Sun on August 21, 2017. This is significant because its path will fall across the entire U.S. — something which has not happened in nearly a century. Stay tuned to this channel for continuing updates….