Friday and Saturday are driven by the Moon in Pisces, the sign it entered at 4:35AM ET. One hour later, at 5:30AM ET, the Sun entered Leo, the sign it rules. Leo refers to drama kings and queens, creative play and the need to shine as an individual. Four years ago, here’s what I wrote on a day with similar patterns:
It’s not until we get to Pisces, the last sign of the Zodiac, that we may begin to appreciate 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. Pisces suggests that it really is “all for one and one for all.”
Imagine my surprise a few hours later, as I was reading yet another metaphysical book that had fallen into my lap — this one 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.
Your mission today — perhaps — is to accept the challenge of shining as a king or queen, driven by a compassionate, intuitive, collective soul. A structural challenge to that visionary agenda may weigh in heavily around 10:17PM ET, when Saturn squares the Moon. Saturn suggests necessary controls on ambition and advance. Where would you be living without Saturn? In a field under an open sky. You can’t build a house without it.
Go with the flow on Saturday. There is no void to deter your shopping sprees, though a face-off between Moon and Jupiter at 4:25PM ET suggests the potential for overindulgence. Moon goes void on SUNDAY at 3:06AM ET, then zooms into Aries at 8:33AM, where its me-me-me first need balances nicely with the playful love-love-love-me-do drive of the Leo Sun.
No sleeping in on Monday. The Aries Moon drives the whole business day forward.
And now, the news.
Politics, politics, politics.
My ears are still ringing from all the shouting last night, as
Donald Trump took the stage under the following planetary conditions. The Sun was at the very end of Cancer, clinging to its homeland security-focused agenda for dear life. The Aquarius Moon was wandering in a void, pushed there on a potentially ruthless stab from Mars at 26 degrees Scorpio, which just happens to square The Donald’s natal Mars at 26 Leo, as well as his 29 Leo Ascendant. Was all that talk of gloom and doom much ado about nothing? From his perspective, perhaps not. We would expect him to be in a fighting spirit, more so than usual. Elsewhere, we note that transiting Jupiter in Virgo was square to his natal Sun-Uranus in blah blah blah Gemini and also to his Moon in “respect my righteous opinion” Sagittarius.
Are we surprised that his Big Message was “I am your voice?” Jupiter’s influence adds expansion, fortune and/or bombast to a fiercely independent, erratic mix. To any skilled astrologer who studied his horoscope a year ago, there are no surprises to his success. None. Zip. Zero. That’s the edge astrologers have over all the mainstream pundits who could not see this reality coming, shades of fascism included. The latter potential is suggested by current planetary patterns, including the aftermath of the disruptive Uranus-Pluto square, a pattern that was last active in the early 30s and mid-60s.
For those who subscribe to the maxim, “those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it,” here is a short Ted talk video explaining how Hitler rose to power in a democratic society. Please don’t let this happen to you. The outcome of this election is tough to call and there’s a Moon void on Election Day, suggesting a high flake factor. Don’t flake — because if you don’t vote, someone else will. And then you’ll be sorry.
Meanwhile, in the aftermath of a failed coup in Turkey last week, thousands working in universities, media, law enforcement, judicial and other government capacities have been, as the BBC reports, “sacked.” Yes, thousands. Even without a confirmed birth time, we can see in the horoscope of Turkish PM Recep Erdogan that six of ten major planets — Sun, Mercury and Venus in Pisces, square to Moon and Mars in Sagittarius, squared by Jupiter in Gemini — are under pressure from the surreal mind control potential of transiting Saturn in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces and Jupiter in Virgo. Two other planets — Uranus and Neptune, are under the disruptive potential of transiting Uranus and Pluto. No wonder he’s been so busy.
Politics, politics, politics…
I did not re-visit the horoscopes of VP contenders Cory Booker or Elizabeth Warren. They are Democratic senators in states with Republican governors. If either became VP, their replacement would surely be Republican, as exciting as a Booker or Warren VP would be. Hillary Clinton is not running on excitement; she’s running on the preservation of the status quo. This is one of her biggest problems.
I looked at Senator Tim Kaine’s horoscope earlier this week. A Pisces with Moon in Gemini, he needs to be the smartest kid in the room, just like President Obama. In fact, his 4 Gemini Moon is almost exactly conjunct Obama’s — how do you like that? His Ascendant — the way he needs to be seen — is Aries. Keywords for Aries include: pioneer, impulsive, me-me-me, inspiring, fast, first and falling down stairs because it’s faster than walking. Check out his eyebrows, sharp chin and piercing gaze, which fit the expected Aries projection to a T.
I like his Venus in Aquarius — in harmony with the Moon — and in a face-off with Uranus. This is serious humanitarian potential, an ability — along with other elements in his horoscope — to get along with others even if they do not share every one of his values.
Kaine’s second Saturn return will begin later this year, grounding and galvanizing his ambition and career status. He should be at a career peak in early 2018, when Saturn will sit at the top of his horoscope. He is also primed for extraordinary enterprising effort this year and into next, as transiting Pluto empowers his Mars in Capricorn, the ruler of his Aries Ascendant. He’s just days away from an exact solar arc between Moon and Venus, suggesting a potential popular appeal. This all looks very promising.
His horoscope is quite compatible with what we know of Hillary’s horoscope. His “man on a mission” Jupiter-Neptune in Scorpio is in harmony with Hillary’s Scorpio Sun. So is his idealistic Sun-Mercury conjunction in Pisces. He can easily cheer her on and share ideas. If he becomes VP, his replacement in the Senate will be appointed by the Democratic governor of Virginia.
I glanced at Tom Vilsack’s horoscope, time unknown. True to the current trend, he’s a Sagittarius — yet another Mutable Sign dominating the political landscape. Moon probably in Aquarius, where it may connect with Hillary’s regal and forceful mash-up among Mercury-Venus in Scorpio square to militant Mars-Saturn-Pluto in Leo. That connection could be challenging, even though his Jupiter in Pisces can, like Kaine’s Jupiter, cheer on Hillary’s Scorpio Sun. And then my eyes just glazed over and I had to stop and do something else. Which has nothing to do with Mr. Vilsack.
Time will tell…
UPDATE: Tim Kaine it is. Here are some fun facts.
In other news, Roger Ailes is absolutely out at Fox News. Too many women stepping forward with accounts of his sexual harassment. We don’t have a birth time for him — just a date — May 15, 1940 in Warren, OH. His natal electric Sun-Uranus conjunction at 22 and 24 Taurus has been intensely opposed by transiting Mars in ruthless Scorpio all last month and this month — huzzah! Both of those natal planets are in contact with 1) the fixed star Capulus and 2) the fixed star Algol. The former is male sexual energy and the latter conjures up a fearsome feminine force and/or the potential for losing one’s head. You may remember Capulus in a recent post about Mick Jagger and Donald Trump, who both have that star strongly placed. Also noting a heavy connection between the Sun and Saturn by solar arc, suggesting an opportunity to face some major karma or other cut.
Gretchen Carlson’s horoscope has intriguing connection to Ailes, as we’d expect. She has a heavy aspect between the Sun at 29 Gemini and Saturn at 29 Pisces that directly challenges Ailes’s Mars at 29 Gemini. A forceful — but restricted — attraction. Somehow she could limit his assertiveness. Her Venus is at — oh looky — 24 Taurus, closerthanthis to his Sun-Uranus connection, along with those difficult Fixed Stars, Capulus and Algol. She experiences him as a disruptive energy in an ill-fated, potentially sexually-charged connection. And in fact, those are the charges she filed…under pressure from that very same transiting Mars at 24 Scorpio. Astrology is amazing.
Her 12PM birth time is unconfirmed, but it gives a 15 Virgo Ascendant and a 12 degrees Gemini Midheaven. If correct, these points have been under great pressures which could result in ambition, expansion, separation, betrayal and scandal. She definitely has transiting Jupiter meeting up with her natal Uranus and Pluto in Virgo. This suggests a windfall opportunity…
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