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The Moon is in Scorpio, driving the day with a need for depth, substance and control — but it’s softened by lovely harmonies to the Moon from Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. The last two aspects will be exact between 3:30 and 4:30 PM ET, setting the tone for a potentially enchanted evening. On Monday, Moon goes void at 1:25 PM ET until 6:29 PM ET. Chill and roll with any twists or flakes that may interfere with your efforts to move forward in a straight line.
Once Moon moves into Sagittarius, see if you notice the fiery lift, as boundaries seek to be pushed and opinions seek to be righteously expressed. Emotions will be on the rise, suggested by the Full Moon in Sag at 10:19 AM ET on TUESDAY. If you have a planet or angle around 8 degrees of Sag, Gemini, Virgo or Pisces, you’re likely feeling the push for expression more than most. Let the record show that in the Full Moon chart set in Washington DC, we see Uranus on the Midheaven — and square to the 0 degree Aquarius Sun of P45’s inaugural chart. Think upsets and chaos for all the world to see.
The rest of the week goes like this:
- On TUESDAY at 7:49 PM ET, Mercury — how we need to think and communicate — leaves ponderous Taurus for quicksilver Gemini, the sign it rules. This is an opportune time for negotiation and effective communication, especially with a rare harmony happening at the end of the week among Venus, Jupiter and Neptune. Ask for what you want — you just might get it.
- Moon goes void of course on a tense pattern with Neptune at 2:26 AM ET on WEDNESDAY. It won’t enter the next sign — Capricorn — until 5:26 AM ET on THURSDAY. Note your dreams (courtesy of Neptune) and take care of routine concerns. Remember that crises that crop up during voids are usually much ado about nothing. They have an odd way of vanishing once the Moon is back in gear. If you are not familiar with Moon voids, here’s a primer.
- THURSDAY is driven by the Moon in Capricorn, perfect for taking care of business. Note the potential for an authoritarian advance or wet blanket around 8:53 PM ET, when the Moon meets up with taskmaster Saturn. But hey – it’s might not be so heavy, as on…
- FRIDAY, that high-functioning Mercury will be in harmony with Mars in Aquarius (a rebel looking for a cause?). That happens at 10:13 AM ET, and is quickly followed by a lovely harmony between a high-functioning Venus and Jupiter in Scorpio. Venus refers to women, art, social expression and money. It’s in Cancer now — with a focus on nurturing and emotional security. Jupiter is still in Scorpio — seeking to expand and purge a lot of dirty laundry. Here we have the potential for just deserts — or maybe desserts, too — as Venus-Jupiter aspects can be literally sweet.
- Friday night may include a power play or emotional catharsis, as Pluto makes its weekly clash with the Moon at 11:37 PM ET. It then goes void for most of SATURDAY – – not to enter Aquarius until 6:06 PM ET. What to do in this long-void? NO impulse shopping, if you please! Tune in to the third leg of the three-part harmony among Venus, Jupiter and Neptune when Venus trines Neptune at 4:26 AM ET. Make some beautiful music.
- The technical term for the harmony among Venus, Jupiter and Neptune is “Grand Trine.” All planets involved are in Water Signs: Cancer, Scorpio and Neptune, respectively. The upside potential is abundance and bliss. The downside potential is also abundance, especially if you live in a flood zone. I kid you not. Please stay safe.
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And now, the news.
I promised you stories of thought and speech making news, with Mercury engaged with a plethora of players, aided and abetted by an athletic harmony between Sun and Mars. OK?
- The NFL announced it will fine players who take a knee during the national anthem. One team owner — Christopher Johnson of the NY Jets — says he’ll pick up the tab for his players. “I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players,” he said. “There are some big, complicated issues that we’re all struggling with, and our players are on the front lines. I don’t want to come down on them like a ton of bricks, and I won’t. There will be no club fines or suspensions or any sort of repercussions. If the team gets fined, that’s just something I’ll have to bear.”
- In the obit section we find, “Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85.” File that “Jewish life” part under last week’s faith-based Jupiter-Neptune trine.
P45’s on-again, off-again June 12th summit with North Korea is on again — and no one should be surprised. As noted here before, that week looks like a banner one for P45 — and no tantrum calling the whole show off is likely to derail it. However, in keeping with the “Mercury in focus” theme of last week’s patterns, let the record show that P45’s letter to Kim Jong-un — riddled with grammatical errors and other tortured forms of English — was corrected by a retired school teacher and mailed back to the White House. [Correction: P45’s letter to Kim was not corrected and sent back by a schoolteacher, but by most of the Free World. The teacher corrected and sent back a letter that was addressed to her. Apologies for any confusion.)
Meanwhile, we had an exact Jupiter-Neptune trine on Friday, suggesting matters of faith and scandal would be in headlines. Add in Saturday’s exact opposition to Venus in Cancer from Saturn in Capricorn, and what did we get? Saturn-Venus aspects can be mean-spirited in matters related to women, money, art and social expression. But they also can reflect women stepping up and seizing authority. Thus, in Ireland we see a landslide victory for women taking on the patriarchal controls of the Catholic church: abortion is no longer illegal. I wish I had time to look at Ireland’s horoscope. Elsewhere, Harvey Weinstein was arrested on charges of rape — and it was gratifying to see him led in handcuffs by a woman cop.
But about that mean-spirited potential of Saturn opposing Venus: “The U.S. Lost Track of 1475 Immigrant Children Last Year.” and “ACLU Report: Detained Immigrant Children Subjected to Widespread Abuse” . Against that cruel backdrop, the internets are outraged over a warm and fuzzy photo posted by Ivanka cuddling her two-year-old son.
Last, but not least, a PSA. Have you rebooted your router yet? Do it now, says the FBI. Your router may be infected.
Stay tuned for more news…and thank you for reading this forecast. I will be heading back to New York on June 1st — and would be delighted to discuss your horoscope. Here’s how to contact me.