More intensity, driven by fearless action, as the Scorpio Moon continues on its quest for substance and control, with the help of a supercharged Mars in me-me-me-first Aries. When Jupiter in regal Leo challenges the Moon at 12:31PM ET, expect added optimism or a bigger reach. Power plays may be effectively communicated a few hours later, as Moon aligns with Pluto.
And now, the news.
With Mars about to meet-up with rebel Uranus and square Pluto in “Establishment” Capricorn, we would expect to see a headline about a group of secessionists in the Lone Star State who believe that the Republic of Texas never joined the United States. Thus, they have formed their own government, also known as the Republic of Texas, complete with their own currency and elected representatives. For the past eight years they had been pretty much ignored, until last Valentine’s Day. I’d like to believe they’re on the NYT home page now, in sync with planetary patterns.
Mars-Uranus contacts suggest innovative technology. Yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook was front and center, launching Apple Watch and other new-fangled gadgets. Well, that’s pretty good timing….but dear Mr. Cook, do we really need another computerized toy? How about directing your brilliant engineers to come up with a reasonable replacement for the internal combustion engine? Speaking of which (Mars rules cars), GM made a bold move yesterday when it announced it would buy back $5 billion of its stock, “as part of a negotiated settlement with dissident investors led by a former member of the government’s auto task force,” reported the NYT. Meanwhile, the initial leg of an around-the-world plane fueled by solar power went well. Now we’re talking!
Elsewhere, following up on yesterday’s rhetorical question, “How are we doing now?” (regarding civil rights issues that were prominent in the mid-60s and back for further consideration in this decade), the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Oklahoma has been shuttered and members were suspended after a video showing these tuxedo-clad frat brothers chanting racial slurs was posted online.
Meanwhile, a state judge has been appointed to rule in municipal cases in Ferguson, MO, after last week’s “damning report” documented countless cases of abuse and bias…and also revealed how much the city government relied on its police department as a revenue-generating machine. One wonders what might happen in the next town(s) over, as apparently circumstances are much the same. Do those towns needs a state judge, too?
Mars suggests action…and also action heroes. So why not stumble across a story about the first Sikh comic book action hero on this home page? Mars suggests “macho” in less heroic displays, too. A video of a Lebanese anchorwoman smacking down a London-based Islamic scholar who would not show her some respect has gone viral.
Triggers to Pluto suggest “news from underground”. In London, archaeologists are excavating the burial ground known as Bedlam to make way for a new train station. They’re digging up the bones of 3000 or so people who lived during the 16th and 17th century…and a few of those are probably astrologers.
Finally, yesterday we were talking about the Uranus-Pluto conjunction of 1965-1966 as the seed-planting point of the cycle we are in now. That conjunction was in Virgo, which refers to labor, work routines, health and diet, as well as food production systems. So that may help you understand why we are seeing so many headlines about labor unions being undermined and/or strengthened, depending on where you live. It may help you put headlines like this one — about soil conservation in farming — in perspective, too. The technique is being hailed as “a massive paradigm shift,” and does not require nitrogen fertilizers or fungicide. A massive paradigm shift sound very Uranus square Pluto to me. Good news!
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