Wooo -hoo! What a Monday. Did you get everything done? I turbo-charged my way through tedious admin tasks that I generally avoid like the plague. But the day was driven by a “nothing is impossible” Aries Moon, and that’s where it will be when it meets up with rebel Uranus on TUESDAY at 2:21 AM ET? Surprise? We’ll see!
Also helping move mountains: a sextile (harmony) between action hero Mars and “power & resources” Pluto, exact early Monday morning.
Meanwhile, the shock of whatever Moon + Uranus has in store may fizzle, as Moon goes void immediately thereafter. It enters Taurus at 4:37 AM ET on TUESDAY, driving the next two and a half days with a need to build/maintain material security. Think about that, while you’re out there schmoozing at holiday soirees. Also consider that Taurus wrote the book on tidings of comfort and joy; feel free to indulge in such as you mooooove through this week.
The Taurus Moon goes void on WEDNESDAY at 7:42 PM ET and enters info-junkie Gemini on THURSDAY at 9:34 AM ET. Chill during the 14-hour void and resist impulse holiday shopping urges. If you sleep through your alarm on Thursday, you probably won’t miss a thing.
Patterns in effect for the rest of the week are:
- THURSDAY: the high-flying Sag Sun trines (harmonizes) with Uranus at 11:21 AM ET, adding easy innovation to the action this week. Creative technologies; unconventional alliances.
- FRIDAY: super-busy, driven by the buzz buzz buzz of the Gemini Moon. Note your dreams in the AM, as Moon is squared by Neptune at 8:59 AM ET. Double check your communications and directions. A harmony between Venus and Neptune at 12:12 PM ET suggests aesthetic ideals and visions of sugarplums.
- 30 minutes later, a sloppy — but high-flying Mercury in Sagittarius meets up with Jupiter (also in Sag, the sign it rules). This suggests big big news in the world of free speech, media, courts, athletics, dogma, collective beliefs, foreign affairs, travel — maybe even broad comedy.
- It’s all made even more prominent because the Sun will be at the Aries Point all day. Thus a good portion of this big news is likely to involve heads of states and corporations, as the Sun refers to leaders. At 5:23 PM ET, the Sun enters Capricorn — a.k.a. the Winter Solstice. Avid Readers will recall that solstices and equinoxes are turning points — look here for further details.
- But wait, there’s more! Emotions are on the rise this week, as the Moon is waxing full. On SATURDAY the Gemini Moon goes void at 9:28 AM ET; at 11:28 AM ET, Moon enters Cancer. A Cancer Moon needs emotional/family/homeland security, and it faces off against the patriarchal Capricorn Sun at the Aries Point — 0 degrees — at 11:28 AM ET. Whatever illumination or release we receive in these areas, it is bound to attract attention. Change is in the air!
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And now, the news.
Avid Readers are well aware that in the wake of the never-ending Uranus-Pluto square, coupled with the impending Saturn-Pluto meet-up (on January 12, 2020), the word “authoritarian” will continue to pepper the headlines. Saturn and Pluto are traveling through Capricorn, which adds corporate power and corruption to the mix. Kudos to the NYT for this riveting story, right on schedule: “How McKinsey Helped Raise the Stature of Authoritarian Governments.” Never heard of McKinsey? Even more reason to check ’em out, as these corporate power structures are likely to demand greater focus in the 2020’s.
Meanwhile…as anticipated the efforts of foreign adversaries to use social media to spread fake news for the purpose of controlling collective opinion are now being expanded and exposed. What planetary patterns are being reflected? In 2015 and 2016, Saturn (control; malevolence) was in Sagittarius (publishing, foreign, boundary-pushing, opinion)…and it was square (challenging) Neptune (illusion) in Pisces (faith). Now that Jupiter (expansion, good fortune) is in Sagittarius, the truth is coming out: “Russian 2016 Influence Operation Targeted African Americans on Social Media” — in the NYT — and “Russian Disinformation Teams Targeted Robert S. Mueller III, Says Report Prepared for Senate.”
In other news, I confess I haven’t been paying much attention to SNL’s talented comedian Pete Davidson, even though his whirlwind courtship, engagement and subsequent break-up with singer/songwriter Ariana Grande has been a big topic of astrological analysis on websites catering to a Certain Demographic. Apparently they started dating in May; rushed into an engagement, a condo and the adoption of a pet pig (none of which would be advised during a Mars retrograde). They broke up in October (with Venus retrograde in Scorpio).
We do not have a birth time for Mr. Davidson. He — like Ms. Grande — was born in 1993, the year of the exact Uranus-Neptune conjunction in Capricorn. That’s an aspect that seeks a disruptive ideal in matters of the Establishment. The old rules are simply not going to apply. Born on November 16 in Staten Island, Mr. Davidson has a Scorpio Sun in an intensely demanding pattern with Saturn and Pluto. His horoscope suggests an anguished childhood…an assessment confirmed in a quick Google search: “Pete Davidson Reveals Dark Childhood in New Interview.” His father was a firefighter who died on 9/11…this is only one part of the heartache.
We could see how Mr. Davidson’s heavy mindset would become prominent, with a measurement between Mercury (mindset) and Saturn (heavy) at the Aries Point (prominence). During Saturday’s emotional Pisces Moon void, his mindset clearly pulled focus — in a since-deleted Instagram post declaring “I really don’t know how much longer I can last (on Earth).” If Mr. Davidson gets the help he needs and does stick around, patterns in his horoscope suggest strong potential for love and support…with a new creative passion to come by late spring of 2019. Fingers crossed.
Ms. Grande is a Cancer, driven by an over-the-top people-pleasing Libra Moon. With a Capricorn Ascendant, she needs to be seen as a woman in charge, likely in ways that are game-changing. Transiting Pluto and transiting Saturn have hit Ms. Grande hard in 2018; thus the prediction that this year and next would be big. She was reportedly devastated by the death of a former boyfriend, rapper Mac Miller — in September. True to the caring potential of her horoscope, Ms. Grande went public on Saturday with a grand declaration of support for her ex-fiance, who did show up for work at 30 Rock to the relief of friends, family and fans.
In other celebrity news, the NYT did a big story on Ellen DeGeneres to hype the first comedy special she’s done in 15 years. Here is her horoscope. Ellen is a humanitarian Aquarius, driven by a Moon in me-me-me Aries. She’s here to inspire and get there first. She may have Sagittarius rising (the birth time is not confirmed), suggesting a need to be seen as someone with righteous opinions and optimism. In 2018 and 2019, transiting Uranus squares Jupiter, ruler of that hypothetical Sag Ascendant. We anticipate the potential to for windfall opportunities to expand and change the way she is seen. With transiting Uranus squaring her Aquarius Sun starting in the middle of 2019, we anticipate a strong need for even greater independence and innovation. She’s committed to continue with her talk show until 2020…and then…who knows? I think we’ll see efforts to break out of the mold long before then.
Closing now with one of my favorite 90-second animated shorts. It’s called Perpetual Motion — not to be missed — especially if you love weird science and cats. Onward!
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