Lots of action this week. Let’s start with the Moon, which has been in regal Leo since 9:48AM ET on Sunday. It drives the day with a need for ego recognition that may be playful, wonderfully creative, show-stopping and/or bombastic. The only aspect to the Moon today is a supportive flow from Saturn. So if you woke up feeling as if you could turbo-charge through your to-do list, that flow will help.
We have three other planetary markers infusing this day with potentially yuge power plays and boundary-pushing action. First is the Sun’s annual meet-up with Jupiter, which refers to expansion and reward, for better or worse. That happened at 2:59AM ET. Did you have a birthday over the weekend? How nice for you!
In the horoscope of the United States, the Sun-Jupiter meet-up makes contact with the U.S.’s Venus and Jupiter at 2 and 5 degrees of Cancer, a strong potential for abundance if ever there was one. Coincidence or conspiracy that headlines now proclaim, “Millions in the U.S. Climb Our of Poverty At Long Last.” Hooray! America is great again! You don’t need to save us, Mr. Trump — you’re free to go back to (sur) reality TV.
Jupiter will be in contact with the U.S. Sun and Saturn on Election Day. Suggests expansion and a renewed sense of purpose — hopefully for what is fair, balanced and rational. Speaking of balance and fairness, am I the only one that’s noticed as uptick in the use of words like “equivalency” and “fair” and “balance” — ever since Jupiter entered Libra at the beginning of the month?
Second marker: Mars at the very end of “open mouth insert foot” Sagittarius, suggesting big potential for boundary-pushing action sparked by righteous opinion. What a night for a presidential debate. Mars — which refers to action and aggression — enters Capricorn at 4:08AM ET on TUESDAY. It will be there until 12:52AM ET on November 9th. In earthy Capricorn, the action-oriented energy of Mars is quite comfortable. So long as you keep your temper in check (and are not held hostage by the outbursts of others), you may move a mountain or two in your own personal world, especially if Mars makes contact with planets in your personal horoscope.
Third marker: Pluto turning direct at 14 degrees of Capricorn, exact at 10:59AM ET. If you were born halfway through Aries, Cancer, Capricorn or Libra, prepare yourself for a final round of whatever forces have resulted in a major change of perspective over the past year, not unlike a phoenix rising from the ashes. If you weren’t born on those days and you’ve been experiencing some kind of intense transformation — or the pressure to have one — your Moon or other acutely sensitive point (such as your Rising Sign) might be affected. Consult your local astrologer for details.
In the horoscope of the U.S., Pluto’s change of direction is almost – -but not quite — making contact with the U.S. Saturn. As I have noted in prior posts, Pluto-Saturn transits are often anguished, and in the horoscope of the U.S., what we have is an anguished Saturn in Libra, building its structures and laws (Saturn) upon what is equitable, just, diplomatic and fair (Libra). Headline after headline in recent years has provided opportunityies for the U.S. to see that equal treatment under the law is not functioning in practice. But take this last hit of Pluto to the U.S. Saturn and add in the expansive potential for social graces of the First Planetary Marker discussed today, and consider how apt it is for the opening in Washington of the National Museum of African American History and Culture — as well as this photo of Michelle Obama and George W. Bush that quickly went viral.
We’ll have a New Moon in Libra on Friday at 8:11PM ET. Stay tuned. One more planetary shift of note, which happened on Friday around 11AM ET: Venus left Libra for Scorpio, where it demands substance; none of that airy-theory-rational stuff that Libra does so well. Venus in Scorpio needs depth and substance in social expression, along with passion, for better or for worse. As in revenge, served cold. It’s an honor thing with Scorpio. There is a certain code that must be followed. Anything less would be an insult. Show a Scorpio a bit of honor and you may have a loyal ally for life. And a fiercely passionate one, too.
Meanwhile, your Moon voids for the week are:
Tuesday 4:52AM ET – 5:43 PM ET, when the Moon finally enter Virgo to clean up whatever royal mess, pomp and circumstance erupted during the all- business day void.
Thursday 6:05AM ET until 3:52AM ET FRIDAY — a verrrrry long void — on a dead moon day, too — obsessive details about something of little consequence? Spend the day cleaning up your desk and organizing your files? Works for me.
And now, more news.
There’s a debate tonight, in case you haven’t heard. With all the patterns noted above, the sky’s the limit. Tonight’s debate will be moderated by Lester Holt, a Pisces Sun with Moon in Pisces. “Presidential Moderator; Proven Fact-Checker” according to The Guardian. According to his horoscope, we see that careful, cautious fact-checking potential in an exact square between Mercury (how he needs to think) and Saturn (necessary controls). What a coincidence. That’s the tightest pattern in Hillary Clinton’s horoscope, too — or rather, the one many astrologers use. Without a confirmed birth time, we can’t be sure of her Ascendant, but we can be sure of that Mercury-Saturn square. Trump’s Mercury is square nebulous Neptune — and I believe that is the tightest pattern in his horoscope, too. Fascinating.
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