Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 10/11/2016: Mercury in the Spotlight; Buzz, Buzz, Buzz

Good Morning!

Moon continues its sojourn through “who’s yer buddy?” Aquarius, on a work day primed for big ideas about fairness, laced with scandal or sex appeal.  Mercury — the planet which refers to how we need to think, travel and communicate — is hot this week. Mercury also refers to MERChants and MERChandise and all things MERCantile — so look for some interesting business ideas to make headlines. My favorite so far is the Nobel Prize awarded on Monday to a couple of economists working on contract theory — “improving the design of contracts, the deals that bind together employers and their workers, or companies and their customers,” reports the New York Times.

Today at 5:46AM ET Mercury meets up with expansive Jupiter. On Thursday at 5PM ET it is squared by a ruthless effective Mars in Capricorn, either instigating a conflict or pushing through a deal with gusto. On Friday, Mercury is aided and abetted by a constructive connection with Saturn, perhaps allowing us to make something practical out of Thursday’s energetic outburst. On Saturday, Mercury is challenged by Pluto, suggesting fools will not be suffered gladly; discourse will be sharp and corruption will be exposed.  On Saturday the balance-seeking Libra Sun will be opposed by rebel Uranus in me-me-me Aries, suggesting a mutiny or flash of insight disrupting the status quo — adding to the drama of the Mercury-Pluto power play.  On Sunday just past midnight — 12:23AM ET — the Aries Moon will be full….of itself? No doubt.

If you have planets between 4 and 16 degrees of Aries, Capricorn, Libra and Cancer, I expect you’ll be feeling the communicative buzz more than most. Make those calls; return those emails; make those pitches.

Moon goes void today (Tuesday) at 7:49PM ET, offering us a long chill period until 8:43AM ET on WEDNESDAY, when the Moon enters soulful Pisces, just in time for those atoning on Yom Kippur. The next void will be between 3:13AM ET and 11:08AM ET on FRIDAY, after which the Moon charges into Aries. The pace should noticeably pick up over the weekend, what with the Moon waxing full and making supercharged  contacts (along with the Libra Sun) to disruptive Uranus.

And now, the news.

The Washington Post’s daily “first reads” email is chock full of big ideas involving fairness, equality, social graces and other Libra themes, as anticipated. “Why You Should Give Your Son More Chores;”Why People Swear at Work;” and “Learn Your Manners: a White Man’s Note to His Black Neighbor Draws a Viral Response.”  I am constantly in awe of the astonishing synchronicity of headline news and planetary patterns. If you are, too — and you would like to express your appreciation for the time and effort it takes me to bring you these reports, use this link to put your money where your mouth is. I am always appreciative of emails from Avid Readers telling me how they read every single word of these forecasts with great joy and interest. Placing a monetary value on that joy sends me over the moon. Gratitude!

Back to the news. With the Moon in Aquarius, we can expect a focus on people who are unconventional or simply different. What’s it like to be LGBT in China? Did you know that a new law has made it illegal for immigrants to get married in Louisiana? Marriage. Equality. Libra. I ask you, is this fair? Thank you, Washington Post, for making my job so easy today.

Speaking of laws, if you are not registered to vote in these twelve states, today is the LAST DAY to register before the election:

You cannot register to vote online in Michigan, Ohio, Texas, Montana or Tennessee, but each state has deadlines to register by mail or in person on Tuesday.

In the following six states, the deadline for all forms of registration, including online, is Tuesday.

New Mexico: You need a driver’s license or another official form of identification from the state to register online.

Pennsylvania: Here’s where you can register online.

Georgia: To register online, you need a driver’s license or another official form of identification from the state.

Indiana: To register online, you need a driver’s license or another official form of identification from the state.

Kentucky: You can register online here; the site gives residents further instructions about acceptable identification.

Louisiana: To register online, you need a driver’s license or another official form of identification from the state.

If you live in Florida, you have until October 18th to register. Here’s the 411 on other states not listed above. It may be too late for some of you, but check anyway.

UPDATE: Paul Ryan, whose people-pleasing, social graces-focused Libra Moon has been under intense pressure from transiting Uranus since late spring announced he would no longer defend his party’s nominee for president. People-pleaser that he is, he has not withdrawn his formal endorsement. Keep an eye on the Speaker, especially in April/May, when Uranus will complete the cycle involving Ryan’s Moon. The Speaker has been discussed many times in this forecast, going back to 2012:   here   here  here   and  here

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