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Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 1/6/2012 & The Weekend: Rick Santorum and Other Mind-Blowing Potential

More buzz on Friday as Moon continues in information-junkie Gemini, and Mercury (mind, communication, travel) pulls strong focus through the entire weekend. Really, this is an apt time for big, bold, innovative, inspired  — possibly revolutionary — statements and ideas. For details on the Mercury connections please see forecasts posted earlier this week. I’ll be seizing the day by launching a redesigned website on Saturday. Just think — you’ll never have to search for an astro-logical forecast again; you’ll be able to sign up on the site and have forecasts delivered to your emailbox as soon as they are posted. Won’t that be fun?

No exact planetary aspects happen on Friday until just before the witching hour. One is a lovely connection between Moon and Venus (sweet!); the other is a potentially combative challenge between Moon and Mars (action/aggression). Hmmm. Watch for brief flare-ups of temper and see if you can find a positive channel for that rambunctious energy — it is Friday night, after all…

On Saturday Moon goes void at 2:52PM ET for 73 minutes, and then flows into emotional-security seeking Cancer. Note the potential for a jolt, flash or other upset around 5:58PM ET, when Moon is challenged by rebel Uranus. Emotions may be running high, as we are building to a Full Moon in the sign of the Crab at 2:30AM ET Monday. But first we’ll need to adjust to Mercury’s shift from outrageously opinionated Sagittarius to ambitious, strategic Capricorn at 1:34AM Sunday. Given the rush of energy channeled into mental Mercury by expansive, enthusiastic Jupiter and Uranus, the mad scientist, more than one circuit — or mind — may be blown. Could be exciting.

Speaking of mad scientists and minds being blown, I haven’t been paying much attention to the current marathon race for the White House, since I’m not a big fan of reality TV shows.  But Rick Santorum has suddenly captured the limelight, which means something is active in his horoscope — probably Pluto (prominence) or Uranus (sudden breakthroughs) — so let’s see what it is.

Santorum was born May 10, 1958 in Winchester, VA — birth time not available. He’s a Taurus with Moon in Aquarius, which suggests a need to be of social significance, along with the potential to come across as a little detached emotionally, echoed by a Grand Trine which suggests a strong aura of self-sufficiency. There’s also a likely conflict between building material security for himself (Taurus Sun) and helping others (Aquarius Moon); which appears to have manifested as described here http://www.huffingtonpost.com/will-bunch/rick-santorum-surge_b_1185833.html Issues of spirit and what might be called the paranormal — or just plain weird —  are also likely prominent.

Santorum’s natal Mars is running wild, suggesting action/aggression/machismo taking over the horoscope (perhaps reflected in his staunchly anti-gay credo); but given that Mars in is the sensitive sign of Pisces (“Macho” is not the first word that comes to mind when I think of Pisces), perhaps this drive is overcompensating…for…??  But what’s hot right now is Santorum’s natal Venus (social expression) challenged by ruthless Pluto — hello! — there’s a bit of prominence for you. And this: rebel Uranus currently connecting with Mars (action) and Jupiter (expansion), suggesting “explosive expression, breaking loose, domination”. Amazing.