A warm welcome to new Avid Readers from the London School of Astrology. Thank you for attending today’s talk about how the horoscope keeps on working, even when you’re no longer among the living. Astrology is amazing!
Congratulations to Avid Reader Lisa for betting on the Kansas City Chiefs after reading Friday’s forecast. Did anyone else win big?
- Mars leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius on Tuesday
- Venus sextiles Neptune on Tuesday
- Mars meets up with Pluto on Wednesday
- Venus enters Aquarius on Friday
- Mercury squares Uranus on Friday
- Venus meets up with Pluto on Saturday
- Sun enters Pisces on Sunday
This is a significant week on the world stage because the meet-ups (conjunctions) among Venus, Mars, and Pluto are activating the December 21, 2020 Great Mutation of Jupiter-Saturn at 0 degrees of Aquarius –– the start of the New Age of Air (after 200 years of Earth).
In your own personal world, the intensity of these patterns could make for a passionate Valentine’s Day, for those who celebrate. Alternatively, you could apply this zeal to any project that furthers your heart’s desire. You could also literally work out the intensity at the local gym.
It goes like this:
- MONDAY: As you know from Friday’s forecast, today was go, go, go — as soon as Moon entered Aries at 8:25 AM ET. The drive to get things started — not now, but RIGHT NOW — got a boost around 9:35 AM ET, when Moon sextiled ( a cooperative connection) Pluto. Mars is at the verrrrry end of Capricorn as I type, supercharged in its need to Make Things Happen. Ambitious advances and deployment of resources support your quest for world domination.
- TUESDAY: Mars enters Aquarius at 1:05 AM ET. We had a long stretch of Mars in Aquarius in May-November 2018, thanks to Mars going retrograde. Thus it was interesting to hear that Beth Owl’s Daughter’s always-in-sync Tarot Card of the Week was one that hadn’t been pulled since…2018! And, in sync with this week’s patterns, the COTW is an image of a man with the world in his hand. Mars in Aquarius can represent a “rebel with a cause,” as one of my teachers used to say. So we can expect action in the headlines involving rebellious and/or humanitarian concerns, some of which will have a technogeeky (Aquarius) or “on the fringe” flavor. Think aviation, circuitry, freedom, astrology, outer space, uranium, what’s allegedly “best for everyone.” Those sorts of things…and the headlines are likely to deliver early in the morning, as Moon sextiles Mercury (how we need to think), facilitating communication.
- TUESDAY (cont.): But there is a rosy idealism operating alongside empowered assertiveness, and this may literally have been in your dreams in recent days. At 8:35 AM ET, Venus (women, money, art, social expression) sextiles Neptune. How perfect for inspiring a romantic plan! But back to the “empowered assertiveness,” which is building to a release around 1:05 AM ET on…
- WEDNESDAY. This is the conjunction between Mars (action; aggression) and Pluto (extremes; resistance is futile). The last time Mars was in supercharged connection to Pluto was on October 8th, the day after Hamas’ attack on Israel, and the day Special Prosecutor Robert K. Hur met with President Biden for an interview that resulted in a hit job, as WaPo’s Jennifer Rubin explains. You are more personally affected by this conjunction if you have planets around 0 degrees of Aquarius, Scorpio, Taurus, and Leo — e.g., President Biden, King Charles, Jeffrey Epstein, Woodrow Wilson, the U.S. Presidency, Cary Grant, and President Zelensky — off the top of my head. Meanwhile, a sextile between the Sun and Moon at 1:40 AM ET suggests a balanced approach; Moon square Venus at 5:20 AM ET suggests a clash of values. Chill during the nearly-five-hour Moon void, and roll with any twists or flakes to your morning (for Avid Readers in the Americas) routine.
- WEDNESDAY (cont): At 10:02 AM ET, Moon enters Taurus. The good news is that Moon in Taurus seeks to preserve the status quo, e.g., keep calm and carry on. This need is sorely challenged around 11:22 AM ET and 11:56 AM ET, when Moon squares Pluto and Mars. Sounds like a potential fight over territory — whatever is seen as mine, mine, mine…with intensely passionate possessiveness possibly infusing a Valentine declaration near you! There are no speed bumps involving the Taurus Moon’s famous need to indulge in sensual delights for the rest of the day, so enjoy. A sextile between the Moon and Saturn at 11:56 PM ET supports connections that are built to last, and Moon’s meet-up with Jupiter at 1:30 AM ET on…
- THURSDAY: …suggests good times and grand gestures. Not until 3:35 PM ET do we have tension in a quest for material security. Moon squares Mercury, which presents a challenge between the material and the conceptual. This leads to a shock to the system around 7:26 PM ET, when Moon meets up with rebel Uranus.
- FRIDAY: Note your dreams upon waking. Moon’s sextile to Neptune at 7:55 AM ET may bring a message. At 10 AM ET the First Quarter Moon, sparks tension. One conflict could be an insistence on material security that challenges those who favor a more humanitarian approach. You are more personally affected by this First Quarter Moon if you are the United States, Taylor Swift, President Biden, the former guy, and Jim Jordan. Note that this First Quarter Moon connects with the fixed star Algol, associated with people losing their heads. Note also that the Moon goes void for four hours thereafter, so CHILL! Crises that crop up during Moor voids are usually much ado about nothing.
- FRIDAY (CONT): At 11:05 AM ET, Venus leaves Capricorn and enters Aquarius — rushing to keep her date next week with Mars after months of teasing last summer. If you’re an Aquarius or have Aquarius rising, your dance card could soon fill up. At 2:39 PM ET, Moon enters Gemini, now seeking the latest buzz. This quest is supported by easy contacts to Venus, Pluto, and Mars at 3:01 PM ET, 4:11 PM ET, and 7:56 PM ET. With a square between Mercury and Uranus exact at 10:52 PM ET, surprises are in store in matters of tech innovation, gender-benders, seismic activity, and aviation. Here are headlines from a past Mercury-Uranus square. But wait — there’s more!
- SATURDAY: At 3:48 AM ET Venus meets up with Pluto. Emotional extremes, power plays and catharses involving women, money, art, and social expression are in the news — and possibly in your own personal world. Venus-Pluto patterns suggest ruthless cuts, and we may hear about some upon waking. Moon square Saturn at 5:56 AM ET can be chilly or heavy. As for the rest of the day, there is no Moon void, so you’re free to hit those yard sales without worry that what you buy will not fulfill expectations. Do something that informs and entertains, ideally with someone you can talk with.
- SUNDAY: More chit-chat is made easy in the morning, as Moon trines Mercury at 6:21 AM ET. Moon squares Neptune at 3:27 PM ET, offering inspiration for creative types or a poetic escape for those who are happy to appreciate the creative efforts of others. Moon trines Sun at 10:20 PM ET — oh so easy. Four minutes later, Moon enters Cancer, now seeking to prioritize emotional and home/homeland security. At 11:13 PM ET, Sun enters Pisces.
Let us pay proper homage to the sign that has been called “the dustbin of the zodiac.”
Pisces is a sensitive, intuitive energy that at its best expresses compassion and loving kindness for everyone and everything, in its understanding that we are all One. Being such a sensitive soul is not always easy. Pisces has been known to wallow in suffering. It can go to extremes of surrender in order to escape life’s hard knocks, drowning its sorrows in the nearest rose-colored glass. Pisces is ruled by Neptune, a dreamy energy that can be challenging to integrate, but oh what sublime creative visions it can bring to life, when effectively channeled. Pisces appreciates that the individual and the collective are one and the same; that the illusion that we are separated from one another is just that: an illusion.
This Pisces truth is expressed in a book I stumbled across years ago. It’s called Happier Than God by Neale Donald Walsch. At the end of Chapter 15, Walsch talks about his quest to find the answer to these questions: 1) What does it take to make life work? and 2) Why does my life have to be such a continuing struggle? Walsch credits a conversation with God with this answer:
“Your life does not have to be such a continuing struggle. The problem is simple. You think your life is about you. Your life is not about you.”
“It isn’t?” I asked.
“No,” God answered.
“Well, then, who in the world is it about?”
“Everyone in the world.”
The book then expounds on a simple, yet profound concept that “All Things are One Thing. There is only One Thing, and All Things are part of the One Thing That Is.” Walsch makes the case that when you can apply this concept in day-to-day living, you will have mastered the key to success. Sounds pretty Piscean to me.
Pisces folk born in the last three days days of the sign should chat with Fish born a few days earlier about how spacey life seemed in the past two years, as transiting Neptune met up with their Sun. Lots of potential for creativity and soulful questing, though. Pisces born in the middle of the sign are in for a focused streamlining. I’d say the same is true for Geminis, Sagittarians and Virgos born in that range. May be time to check in with your local astrologer…
Famous Pisces include Kurt Cobain, Laura Dern, Elizabeth Taylor, Liza Minnelli, George Harrison and Mr. Rogers. All are sensitive, soulful and sublime, in their own magical way.
I’ll catch up on the news in the next forecast.
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