Astro-logical Forecast for 8/22/2013: Sneak Peek at the Weekend and Other Surprises
More of the same from yesterday: Moon in dreamy Pisces, only quieter. It goes void at 9:39PM ET and enters RAMbunctious Aries at 3:13AM. That void period — during which the Moon will make no exact aspects to any other planets — is a natural rest period. For those in Americas, this “time out” won’t interfere with your workday.
The big shift today is the Sun leaving royal Leo for discerning Virgo at 7:02PM ET. What can we say about Virgo? Well, it is an earth sign (as opposed to fire, water or air), and thus practical, with material concerns. It is also a mutable sign, as opposed to cardinal or fixed. What does that mean? Cardinal signs are Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; they need to come up with the idea and take action. Fixed signs are Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius. These signs need to organize and give form to the concepts pitched by cardinal signs. Mutable signs — Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces — get to spread the word about the cool forms the fixed signs made. Got it?
Other Virgo tidbits: it is ruled by Mercury, which also rules mindset. Virgo is all about analysis and making thing right. In health matters, Virgo rules the intestinal tract and assimilation. If you have planets in Virgo in your horoscope, and they are under a great deal of developmental tension, you may have some issues with your digestive system, especially with how your system absorbs nutrition from food.
While today’s planetary patterns are light, the weekend’s patterns are not. Nebulous Neptune will be pulling focus in the headlines — as it opposes the Virgo Sun and Virgo Mercury. That should make for some visionary, escapist and/or fanatical headlines. Also coming up: Venus (women, money, art, social expression) will once again engage with the ongoing and disruptive Uranus-Pluto square. We can expect volatility, changes of perspective, revelations and sudden breaks and attractions, some of an emotionally overwrought and/or cathartic nature through Monday. Things may be especially volatile Friday through early Sunday, when the Moon in impulsive, fiery and me-oriented Aries also connects with the Uranus-Pluto square. I’m telling you all this now, because there might not be a forecast posted for the next few days.
And now, the news. Following up on yesterday’s expectation that Bradley Manning’s sentencing would be surprising, Manning was in fact sentenced to 35 years — not 60, as prosecutors asked for — and may be eligible for parole in seven years. Compare that sentence with other military personnel whose actions have resulted in deaths, torture, etc., and it is stunning. Also stunning: Manning plans to ask President Obama for a pardon — and here is the statement she released. Did I just write “she”? Yes, because minutes ago, Manning declared that she was female, and identifies herself as “Chelsea” and wishes to live her life as a woman. Surprise! And given the planetary patterns in her horoscope, it makes perfect sense.
There’s a ton of other headlines to report, but I gotta hit the road. Thank you for reading and sharing this forecast. Thank you for your emails requesting personal consultations. And thank you for your very kind donations (the link to click is at the bottom of this email). It is a fine thing indeed to feel appreciated.
Have a fabulous, soulful Moon in Pisces day…