More of the same from yesterday — re-read yesterday’s forecast for a brief on the cardinal (proactive) T-square among Venus, Pluto and Uranus (women, empowerment & emancipation OR emotional overkill) and the hook-up between and Mars and Saturn (military or militant precision) in Libra (fairness in relationships; the law). There are no exact aspects among the planets today so it may feel a bit on the slow side, but as the day progresses the sensitive Cancer Moon will get closerandcloser to an exact challenge from Mars and Saturn (at 4:15 and 4:21AM ET Wednesday). Could be volatile, intense and/or harsh, especially with the exact opposition to Venus by ruthless Pluto at 5:09AM ET (Wednesday), and the exact Mars-Saturn conjunction at 6:37AM ET (Wed.). Could also be a huge push forward to realize an ambition.
You are more affected than others if you have planets or angles around 6-10 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn…or if you were born around the 30th of March, June, September or December. You are feeling the Mars-Saturn conjunction more than most if you have a planet or angle at 24 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra or Capricorn…or if you were born around the 14th of April, July, October or January.
Given these aspects to Venus (women) from rebel Uranus and provocative Pluto, the death of Helen Gurley Brown at 90 may be perfectly timed. Ms. Brown turned the world upside down (at least in America) when her book, Sex and the Single Girl, was published in 1962. According to her NYT obituary, the big shocking news was that yes, indeed, unmarried women in America were having sex — and they were enjoying it. Let the astro-logical record show that when Ms. Brown became the editor of Cosmopolitan in 1965, rebel Uranus and provocative Pluto were conjunct — and, as we would expect, the status quo was disrupted — big time. Emancipation! Empowerment! Yes, and all part of the huge “resistance is futile” push for civil rights in America at that time. And as we might expect, now that Uranus and Pluto are connecting again (nearly 50 years later), we have been seeing all sorts of apparently unfinished civil rights issues in the news, including women’s issues, e.g. Planned Parenthood, Roe v. Wade, etc. And this “War on Women” will likely continue for the next three years, until the Uranus-Pluto square is behind us. In astrology, we observe planetary patterns which repeat themselves. The status quo disruptors of the 1960s (when Uranus and Pluto were in last in contact) are back for another look now. Got that?
Helen Gurley Brown was born February 18, 1922 at 3AM in Green Forest AR. Sun in happily offbeat Aquarius in an idealistic and appealing hook up with Venus…challenged by Moon in super-deep Scorpio in a passionate hook up with Mars, also in Scorpio. Sex appeal? You bet, and Ms. Brown’s opinionated Sagittarius Ascendant was happy to discuss it, without caring who might be shocked by it (her Uranus is in the third house of communications). Her Midheaven is 9 Libra, directly impacted by the Uranus-Pluto square (review last Tuesday’s discussion of horoscope angles under pressure), as was Saturn at 6 Libra; just yesterday disruptive Uranus was exactly square to Ms. Brown’s Pluto at 8 Cancer.
Other headlines of note, relating to the Venus-Uranus-Pluto and Mars-Saturn themes: “Pixar’s Brave, featuring the company’s first female protagonist after 10 boy-centric features, has quietly racked up more than $220 million at the domestic box office” (source: NYT); Tammy S. Smith has become the Army’s first openly gay brigadier general and thousands are rallying for women’s rights in Tunisia.