The weekend is driven by the Moon in Cancer and its focus on home, family and homeland security. Go with the intuitive flow. The big pattern — as you may recall — is the Sun’s annual meet-up with Neptune, exact at 7:42 AM ET on Sunday. All this week there have been tons of headlines reflecting Neptune in Pisces themes: oil, fish, oceans, deception, toxins, wipe-outs, dissolving of boundaries, music, the surreal, refugees, victims, drugs, etc. I’ll list them in a minute. In your own personal world, wherever this Sun-Neptune conjunction at 22 Pisces falls is where you may plant seeds for a vision to carry you through the rest of 2022.
What kind of vision? Let’s look for clues in the Sabian Symbol for this Sun-Neptune conjunction. It is “Spiritist phenomena.” “Spirit” comes from the Latin word referring to breath, breathing and animating forces. Breath is of the air, and thus wind comes to mind. Maybe inspiration, too. Here are Blain Bovee’s thoughts from 2010, using his interpretation of the Sabian Symbol to understand then-current headlines. I appreciate his opinion that this Symbol has a shakiness about it — in the way a newborn foal is shaky in their first steps. And now the phrase “ride like the wind” just jumped into my mind. I think that was a song. And yes – it was — and here it is.
The weekend — and much of the rest of the month may have that newborn shakiness about it, with occasional exceptions. For example, after Sunday’s Sun-Neptune conjunction in the morning (likely to be even more bewildering thanks to the loss of an hour of sleep as we SPRING FORWARD), Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto around noon — suggesting a power play or catharsis. Then the Moon goes void. Chill out for four hours — and no impulsive shopping. At 3:31 PM ET, Moon enters Leo — hopefully to take the stage and shine or play. That would be the upside. Downside: drama kings and queens on the loose, mugging for the camera and issuing royal edicts.
No sleeping in on Monday. The Leo Moon will not be void — and it’ll be busy.
Remember, if you’d like to LISTEN to a Sneak Peek of this written Sneak Peek at the Week, tune in to Avid Reader Alison Woo’s nifty podcast, “2022: The Year of Love,” posted all over the place on Sunday night. Last week, my Whether Forecast was at the end of Alison’s interview with guest Dominee Maurer — which aptly reflected last week’s expansive Sun-Jupiter conjunction. How so? Because Dominee shared how she lost 170 pounds — and gained a life.
And now, the news…
…sponsored by Sun-Neptune in Pisces:
- “2020 Census undercounted Latinos, Blacks and Native Americans, bureau estimates show.” Neptune refers to wipeouts.
- “Justice Department finds more than $7 billion in fraud from Covid aid claims”
- U.S. warns that Russia could use chemical and biological weapons against Ukraine
- “Russia makes claim of US-backed biological weapon plot at UN” Neptune refers to deception. Here’s the NYT fact-check on that rumor.
- Octopuses are using plastic waste as camouflage, shelters
A Capitol rioter pushed an officer over a ledge, FBI says. A photo from a sea turtle fundraiser led to his arrest. Neptune refers to photos, sea turtles and charities.
This year I’ve noticed an uptick in stories reflecting an increased awareness of animal (i.e., any creature that is not human) intelligence. Not just in the newspapers — but in social media, too. Did you see the videos of dogs playing Jenga? This NYT piece struck me as intuitively obvious, ” “Wildlife Personalities Play a Role in Nature,” i.e., scientists are recognizing that all living creatures have unique personalities — not just creatures we keep as pets. Way to go, scientists! Empathy — and the awareness that we are all connected — a Neptune in Pisces thing!
Satellite images show flooding north of Kyiv in possible sign of ‘hydraulic warfare’ Neptune refers to water and floods.
- Australia experiences devastating floods
Endurance: Shackleton’s lost ship is found in Antarctic — after sinking 107 years ago.
- It is revealed that Mark Meadows — a resident of Virginia and the former guy’s Chief of Staff — voted in North Carolina in the 2020 election, using the address of a mobile home in which he does not live. Neptune refers to voter fraud.
- WaPo columnist Karen Tumulty’s personal essay about the death of her brother and his years-long experience with the U.S. health care system will tug at your heart strings. Neptune refers to healing, empathy and the surreal.
- “Massive superyacht owned by Luckoil CEO vanishes“
- “Biden orders study of cryptocurrency risks and a digital dollar.” Neptune refers to intangibles and imaginary objects.
- Elon Musk and Grimes announced they have a daughter — and it’s surreal
Meanwhile, the battle between proponents of democracy and proponents of authoritarianism continues…as suggested by Pluto at the verrrrry end of Capricorn vs. Saturn square Uranus and the Great Mutation in Aquarius.
- Missouri lawmakers introduced a bill to make it illegal for a woman to abort an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are not viable — and they are life-threatening. Greg Olear is a journalist who — like Heather Cox Richardson — publishes on Substack. In his latest post, he writes about the history of misogyny in the United States. Browse his Substack site and you’ll find an impressive in-depth piece on another Neptune-themed topic: Jared Kushner.
- Speaking of Substack, another good read is Eric Boehlert, who holds the media accountable in his blog, PRESS RUN. His latest post is about rising oil & gas prices –(hellooooo Neptune!) and what the media fails to mention.
- In Chile, Gabriel Boric was sworn in as the nation’s youngest president. The outgoing president is a billionaire; Boric is a 36-year-old former student activist. According to Al-Jazeera, “[Boric] is now heading a feminist, environmentalist government that’s going to try to bring about historic social change, led by a cabinet that is mostly full of young people who don’t have much experience in government, but that certainly have big plans for this country.” Boric’s horoscope is certainly hot. Transiting Saturn will soon be sitting on his 22 Aquarius Sun (keep an eye on April 5th), and Saturn is at the top of his horoscope, like President Zelenskyy of Ukraine. Transiting Jupiter-Neptune will soon be sitting on Boric’s empathetic, idealistic Pisces Moon (keep at eye on April 12th), and transiting Pluto will soon be squaring his 29 Aries Ascendant. Of course he needs to be seen as a champion for the underdog, and transiting Pluto suggests an empowerment in the extreme.
- In contrast, “‘Devastated’: gender equality hopes on hold as ‘anti-feminist’ voted South Korea’s president. The presidential election was a close contest, which is my cue to remind you to please make sure you are registered to vote — and please vote in EVERY ELECTION. Did you know that in Virginia, the House is controlled by Republicans, and the Senate is controlled by Democrats…by a majority of ONE. Click on the preceding link and you can read about things that would not have happened — if it weren’t for that ONE PERSON. Don’t ever think that your one vote doesn’t count!
Random happenings this week that seem like good things:
The U.S. Postal Reform Act actually passed in the Senate with a bipartisan vote — when the Moon was aptly in Gemini. This bill will:
- Require the postal service to maintain its standard 6-day a week delivery
- Require the agency to create an online dashboard to track national delivery time
- Allow the agency to contract with state, local and tribal leaders and governments to offer non-mail services such as hunting and fishing licenses (and maybe banking?)
- Require future agency retirees to enroll in Medicare, which is expected to save around $22.7 billion over the next decade
- And, most important:
- Eliminate a requirement — put in place by a 2006 bill — to pre-fund health benefits for its employees, which is expected to save the agency around $27 billion in the next decade;
Maybe the bill will be signed by President Biden around March 21st, when Mercury conjoins Jupiter (and it will get more attention than it’s gotten).
Speaking of Biden, the Violence Against Women Act (which then-Senator Biden authored in 1994) was finally renewed (after lapsing in 2019) as part of a Sun-Jupiter-sponsored $1.5 trillion dollar spending bill that’s “on a fast track” in Congress. Neptune refers to victims.
Meanwhile, after scores and scores of attempts, Congress finally passed a bill — named in honor of Emmett Till — that makes lynching a federal hate crime. Hard to believe that the Senate blocked this bill in 2020.
In honor of the Sun-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, I will be watching “Inventing Anna” (“a true story about a fake heiress”). Anna Delvey’s horoscope will be the subject of a future podcast — stay tuned!
And here’s the link to the Cosmic Tip Jar, where Joyful Random and Faithful Monthly Expressions of Appreciations are always appreciated, especially from fellow professionals and serious astrology students.
Thank you for reading this forecast.
Neptune refers to refugees and empathy.