Is Rand Paul determined to become the poster child for Venus retrograde in Scorpio 2010? First, Mr. Paul refuses to shake his opponent’s hand during a political debate several days ago, in a flagrant violation of social conventions we expect to happen in polite society. Then, as you may have heard, one of Mr. Paul’s campaign volunteers stomps on the head of a woman who was present outside another debate. Talk about bad manners! Granted, there are other tense planetary patterns contributing to the edginess many may be feeling, but throwing common courtesy under the bus is one common manifestation of Venus, planet of social expression, retrograde — and the fact that it’s happening in Scorpio, a sign that takes no prisoners, adds to the potential for nasty behavior. How are your social interactions going? We’ve got another 23 days of this — hang in there!
Angelenos, you’ll experience a void-of-course Moon from 7:19AM – 12:14PM. I’d love to hear how many of you may experience alarms not going off, a desire to sleep in late, a general slow start to the morning, including unusual traffic jams, meetings that get canceled, agendas that are not followed or clients calling with crises that turn out to be much ado about nothing. On the other hand meditation, routine activities, yoga and brainstorming can be productive — as is any activity where your intention does not involve moving in a straight line. Stay loose…and be ready to take action after lunch, when the Moon will be in Cancer, nudging us to tend to issues of home, foundations, family and emotional security. New Yorkers — please do the math for the Moon void an adjust your schedule accordingly. A long lunch hour sounds perfect, so long as it doesn’t involve impulse shopping (you really don’t need it) or a serious business conversation.
Oh — and about those emotional security needs — our feelings may be especially vulnerable to cutting words and other sharp objects, thanks to a challenge to Moon (emotional response) from ruthless Pluto.
Finally — for no particular reason I deleted a sentence from yesterday’s forecast about likely news from the underground (Sun in Scorpio making contact with Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, in earthy Capricorn); yesterday’s headlines did include a deadly volcano and a tsunami. Have a fabulous day!