Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday & Friday 1/21-22/2016: She’s Baaaaaaack!
The Gemini Moon went void while most of you were sleeping early Thursday — between 3:01 AM ET and 8:28AM ET. If your morning comes with an odd twist or flake in your efforts to move forward in a straight line, mind the void and do not make a mountain out of a molehill of perceived crisis. Chill!
Once the Moon enters Cancer, it flows without interruption for the rest of the day, seeking to fulfill its focus on emotional/family/homeland security needs. Rose-colored visions and other dreamy escapes may be facilitated in the evening, as the Moon trines Neptune at 10:53 PM. On Friday, the Cancer Moon is less flowing, making it weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus at 12:34PM ET and 2:32PM ET, respectively. Also clashing with Pluto (on Friday at 5:04AM ET) and Uranus (yesterday at 1:28PM ET): mental Mercury (retrograde), suggesting tech and cosmic revelations, volatile communications and dirty dirt revealed. Emotional sensitivity is suggested by a Cancer Moon. Be kind.
Meanwhile, happy birthday to Aquarius! The Sun entered this airy (mental), fixed (organizing) sign on Wednesday at 10:28AM ET. Keywords for Aquarius include innovation, eccentricity, friendship, humanitarian, unconventional, rocket scientist and/or mad genius. If you were born with the Sun in Aquarius, you have the energy to innovate and intellectualize with others. If your Moon is in Aquarius, you need to be socially significant — and dare I say appreciated for it. You probably need to be unusual, too. Sarah Palin was born with the Sun in Aquarius, along with Mars and Saturn…
…which brings us to the news.
Yes, the woman least likely to receive an honorary degree in English from any university in the known universe is back, just in time for transiting Venus in rowdy, foot-in-mouth Sagittarius to make contact with her natal Venus at 0 degrees of warrior Aries. I’m kvelling as I type! The NYT is striving mightily to translate whatever words Sarah Palin was trying to say on Tuesday night, as she endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential run in Iowa. It’s interesting that her words are such a focus during this Mercury retrograde, as Mercury turned retrograde at 0 Aquarius, just one degree shy of her natal Mercury at 1 Aquarius.
I’m not surprised that Ms. Palin would hitch her star to Mr. Trump, given the Ivana Trump-inspired updo she sported for years. Nor I am surprised by the empowering reach for ego-recognition and reward, with transiting Uranus and Pluto making contact with Ms. Palin’s Jupiter (reward, expansion) in me-me-me Aries. Pluto-Jupiter patterns suggest power and resources. Are we surprised to learn that she’d love love love to be President Trump’s Secretary of Energy? Pluto will continue to amplify her Jupiter through 2016. She’s definitely baaaaaaaaaaack!
Meanwhile, thanks to Avid Reader Lucy, who wanted to make sure I did not miss this Big Cosmic Revelation: researchers at CalTech have found evidence of a ninth planet in our solar system, with a “bizarre, highly elongated orbit” around the Sun. It will be interesting to see what our collective consciousness names our newly-discovered neighbor. Because if you want to know where you’re at, look at who you’re with.
In other quirky tech news, there’s a new “world’s largest prime number” in town — with 22 million digits.
This week we’ve seen plenty of revelations in communications, reflecting the potential of Mercury retrograde (bringing back past issues for REview), supercharged by Uranus and Pluto. A public inquiry has concluded that a former Russian spy who was poisoned in London back in 2006 was “probably” done so by order of Vladimir Putin. I last wrote about Mr. Putin here.
In the category of more dirt released, we learn that some of Mrs. Clinton’s world-famous emails contained information that was more than just “top secret”. Meanwhile, Michigan governor Rick Snyder released emails strongly suggesting that state officials were in a state of dismissive denial over complaints from residents of Flint that their water was not safe to drink.
Elsewhere, California announced efforts to dig up dirt on whether ExxonMobil lied (for years) about what it did and did not know about climate change and the impact of oil production upon it….as it was announced that 2015 was the hottest year on record. Finally, bewildering dirt on Marco Rubio, expressing the wretched excess and pixie-dust potential of last weekend’s Venus-Jupiter square, combined with a Mars-Neptune trine. That’s what some might say about the details of Bernie Sanders‘ Medicare-for-all health care plan, also released in recent days. Judge it for yourself.
Markets are volatile this week. Will write about that another time, but here is a useful perspective from the NYT…and here, too.
Finally, from Canada: 500 voices singing in unison David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”. Just because…and also because the Sabian Symbol for the New Moon at 20 Capricorn – “a hidden choir singing” — is still on my mind.
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