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Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/23/2015: Sneak Peek at the Week; Saturn Square Sun in the News

Good Morning!

I don’t know about you, but I am so happy to see Friday’s heavy Saturn-Sun square in the rear view mirror. If you have a planet or angle around 28 degrees of Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius or Taurus, you will likely appreciate that sentiment. If you don’t know where your planets are, you can order an Astro-Basics Report for $18 — described here. That way you will know if a planet at a particular degree applies to your horoscope.


Friday’s heaviness continued through Saturday at 4:41PM ET, when the Moon finally left moody bastard Scorpio and soared into high-flying Sagittarius. That’s where it is today, cruising mostly unchecked until 6:04PM ET, when it clashes with Mercury in Virgo. That explains why  your Big Idea may be pressed for exacting details around that time. Chill and roll with any twists you may encounter between 6:04PM and 12:22AM ET Tuesday, as the Moon will be void-of-course.

Tuesday and Wednesday suggest business in a big way, driven by a Capricorn Moon. The “big” comes courtesy of Wednesday’s meet-up of the Sun and Jupiter, the former of which joined the latter in Virgo as of 6:38AM ET on Sunday. What will be big? Virgo matters, including details, neuroses, health, hygiene, food, service and labor.

Thursday and Friday we can expect a rise in emotional intensity as the Moon waxes to its fullness on Saturday afternoon. Mercury enters Libra on Thursday, where it will spend hours weighing pros and cons before making a decision. And whatever decisions are made between now and September 18th will be subject to review when Mercury turns RETROGRADE on that day — mark your calendars! Mercury will be retrograde until October 6th; it won’t get out of Libra until November 2nd, which is Election Day. Faaaascinating.

Keep on truckin’ this week, as there are no Moon voids to seriously interfere with your efforts to move forward in a straight line. Other than this evening’s six-hour void, there is one for 40 minutes in the middle of the night on Thursday — that’s it.

And now, the news.

Heavy, heavy and heavy — at least on Friday and Saturday — reflecting the intense Scorpio Moon; the restrictive ambition of Friday’s Saturn-Sun square — and not to mention warrior Mars running wild, along with the scam/wiggy potential of Jupiter’s approaching opposition to Neptune in September. Here we go:

July was the hottest month on record ever in the history of anything. How’s that snowball doing now, Senator Inhofe? Caitlyn Jenner may look fabulous, but she may yet face charges of manslaughter for her part in a fatal car crash earlier this year. Jimmy Carter will undergo treatment for brain cancer. The markets dropped and are still dropping today,  freaking out over China. The artist Banksy has created a “bemusement park” called Dismaland. It looks pretty…dismal.

Meanwhile, a new study suggests that women who underwent radiation treatment or a mastectomy after being diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer may not have needed to take such aggressive action. In Greece, Prime Minister Tsipras is resigning so new elections can be held next month.  Not surprising to see a change of status for Greece this fall — as noted earlier. Won’t be surprised to see another disruption next year. In the US, Matt Taibbi has reason to believe that Donald Trump’s continuing surge in the polls isn’t funny. From an astro-logical perspective, we are so lucky that the presidential election is not happening this November. With Venus currently retrograde, and Mercury going retrograde next month, we’d probably live to regret whatever candidate we elected, including Deez Nuts, a 15-year-old farm boy from Iowa, who’s currently polling at 9% in North Carolina.

In other news, the collective known as ISIS blew up an historic temple in Palmyra. Ashley Madison, the extramarital dating website whose humongous client list was dumped on the internet earlier this month, continues to reflect heavy Saturn-in-Scorpio/Venus retrograde consequences, including reports of client suicides in Canada. And in Moscow, the days of nude beach-going may be numbered.

But wait — there were a few silver linings. On a train in France, an armed would-be mass murderer was foiled by a few brave young men — absolutely awesome story, if you’ve been under a rock for the past few days. And researchers have returned from the scene of a horrific ecological disaster — a.k.a., the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — but confident that a plan dreamed up by another brave young man (he’s only 21!), can be implemented to start cleaning it up.

Whew. That’s a lot of news. Thank you for reading this forecast.