Tuesday 6/27/17: Late Sneak Peek at the Week: Mercury in Focus; Cosmic Music
Calling all Avid Readers in Los Angeles! I am pleased to say I will packing my suitcase and heading West next week. Will be available for in-person consultations from July 11th through July 17th. I have more Avid Readers in California than any other state. Contact me and we’ll make a time to meet! Always available for consultations by phone to those living outside the Southland.
As noted in the last forecast, Mercury (mindset, communcation, travel, information) is the star player this week. Today it challenged Jupiter at 2:21 PM ET, expanding on big ideas — including laws — related to caring, home and emotional security concerns. That’s because Mercury is in Cancer — and it’s sitting on the Cancer Sun in the U.S. horoscope, whilst squaring the U.S. Saturn in Libra. Here in New York City, Mercury is making headlines in the form of subway derailments and power outages wreaking havoc on morning commutes. Overseas, ransomware attacks are also causing chaos. Up in the sky, Space X successfully launched two communication satellites — outta sight!
Mercury harmonizes with Neptune at 8:23 PM ET, adding a rose-colored spin to the information flying around the room. Neptune refers to drugs, spirits of all kinds, oceans, water, healing, toxins, deception, oil. On WEDNESDAY, Mercury meets up with Mars in Cancer, suggesting action of a potentially ill-tempered or militant sort, also involving Cancer concerns of home/emotional security. On THURSDAY, Mercury opposes Pluto — the Powers That Be. This suggests ruthlessness in communication and information. Corruption may be exposed. Insults may be hurled. Perspective may be transformed. No one is going to apologize, especially with crankly Mars (action, anger) joining the face-off against Pluto on SUNDAY, July 2nd.
The work week began with Moon in rip-roarin’ Leo, looking for ways to shine, shine, shine with regal drama, play and entitlement. It goes void today at 5:12 PM ET, and enters Virgo at 8:41PM ET to restore order and persnickety detail to its agenda of making everything perfect. Have at it, until 4:34 PM ET on THURSDAY, when the Moon goes void again. Switch to routine concerns and chill until 3:02 AM ET on FRIDAY, when the Moon enters Libra.
The only exact pattern on Friday is the First Quarter Moon, suggesting a challenge to last week’s New Moon agenda. Will Mitch McConnell really try for a vote on his Big Fat Tax Cut Bill — the one that would take health insurance coverage away from 22 million people? Not bloody likely, as the First Quarter Moon in Libra will be looking for fairness, balance and popularity as it challenges the Cancer Sun’s caring drive. Oh looky — the vote has been postponed until after July 4th.
And now, the news.
Gratitude to Avid Reader Chris for sending me a wonderful personal experience of cosmic matters over the past few days — i.e., Venus trine Pluto, Mars square Jupiter and Mars trine Neptune. Check this out:
For me, the Mars square Jupiter hitting my angles has left me just about as agitated as possible for a functioning human being — at the same time feeling the exhaustion of this interminable Saturn return. (Uggh!)
BUT enough real world hassle! I wanted to share how the current patterns have affected my musical tastes. Being a complete classical music nut, I have pretty broad interests which operatically tend toward Rossini and Mozart. Lately though, I’ve been leaning more towards Verdi — a Saturnine aesthetic if there ever was one!Suddenly, though, on Wednesday I could not shelve my Verdi fast enough. It just wasn’t intense enough. So of course, for all your Mars square Jupiter/Mars Trine Neptune fiery dreams, there’s only one place to go: Wagner. And which Wagner, you ask? The Valkyries!
I wasn’t sure why I have been so crazy to listen to this (twice the whole opera since Wednesday!) until this AM on my commute when I heard the scene where Wotan (Jupiter) smites (with a lightning bolt of course!) his warrior (Mars) son who is caught up in a gadjillion deceptions (Neptune) with various and sundry of his sisters including the Valkyrie Brunhilde (another Mars type), who is put to sleep (Neptune) and surrounded by a ring of fire (Mars), by her father Wotan (Jupiter)… Escapist entertainment? Nope! Can I PLEASE have some Debussy aspects!