Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 8/26/2013: Realizing the Dream
A day of inspired vision, celebrating and/or demanding the expression of unconventional and liberating social/financial/artistic mores. Also known as more of the same from yesterday. The Moon is still in steady, material comfort and security-seeking Taurus, where it has been since Sunday at 9:13AM ET. Without going into all the details of the supportive aspects to mental Mercury and Venus (money, art, social expression, women), today and tomorrow are most excellent days to do just about anything. And the rest of the week isn’t bad, either. Move forward on your efforts to build and maintain your empire.
Major aspects exact today include rebel Uranus opposing Venus at 1:56PM ET (unconventional social expression demanding freedom) and dreamy Neptune in soulful Pisces opposing the practical, perfection-seeking Virgo Sun at 9:43PM ET. These are perfect aspects to help you celebrate Women’s Equality Day, noted here with style and flair by NYT columnist Gail Collins. Other dreams worth celebrating include yesterday’s 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, which helped bring about critical voting and civil rights legislation in the mid-60s, during the Uranus-Pluto conjunction. It is no coincidence that now, during the Uranus-Pluto square, these issues of civil rights and participation in the legislative process would be back in the headlines.
Not all dreams are worth celebrating, but made the news nonetheless. “Ignoring Qualms, Some Republicans Nurture Dreams of Impeaching Obama” read one in the Times. Maureen Dowd has more on this story. Meanwhile, a woman with a status quo-disrupting and arguably more noble cause is also in the news: Muriel Siebert, “a determined trailblazer for women on Wall Street” passed away over the weekend. Isn’t it fascinating that this news would hit the wires on an highly-charged aspect among Venus (women, money), rebel Uranus and ruthless, power-wielding Pluto?
In Siebert’s obit, she is noted for her “brash attitude” and once explained her strategy for dealing with obstacles as: “I put my head down and charge.” Wanna take a guess as to what we’ll find when we look at her birthday, September 12, 1932 in Cleveland, OH? (Use a noon chart; no time of birth is available). Start with Sun in Virgo, Moon in humanitarian Aquarius, needing to be socially significant. Add a ruthless, charging conjunction between aggressive Mars and ruthless Pluto in Cancer (finance) in a tough-as-nails opposition to patriarchal Saturn…all of which is squared by rebel Uranus! Frost with a visionary hook-up among mental Mercury, expansive Jupiter and rose-colored Neptune — thinking big and ahead of her time.
And while we’re celebrating Women’s Equality Day (which also happens to be Geraldine Ferraro’s birthday), on a Venus-Uranus opposition and on a day with Neptune (ruler of intangibles and illusions, including photography) so prominent, how cool is it to see this article about women photographers in the Middle East post on the NYT homepage moments ago?
Moon voids for the week: a ten minute void on Tuesday no one will notice; Thursday from 12:44AM ET to 7:33AM on FRIDAY — that’s a long one; plan accordingly.