Monday 4/27/2020: Sneak Peek at the Week; Mercury in Focus; Dreamy Weekend Ahead
…and here we are, at the end of April. Wow!
The Gemini Moon goes void for 28 minutes at 1 PM ET. Next stop: Cancer, where it will drive the agenda of the next few days with a need for emotional, home and homeland security. At 3:53 PM ET, Mercury — how we need to think and communicate — ditches Aries for Taurus. This shift should slow down the rush of getting somewhere — anywhere — simply out of an impatient need to get things started. Mercury in Taurus needs to take its time to consolidate ideas into solid form, though it can be quite stubborn. Last week Mercury was one of the star players in the cosmos, as it squared Jupiter and Pluto. This week Mercury continues as a driving force among a myriad of patterns:
- TUESDAY — the Cancer Moon is well-supported by contacts to the Sun (willpower, leaders) and Uranus (innovation) in the early morning. It then travels without any contacts for the rest of the day. No contacts isn’t quite the same as being void of course. Here, the energy flow is likely to be smooth — if a bit quiet. One exception might be reflected by the square between Mercury and Saturn, exact at 1:28 PM ET. Heavy, structuring thoughts and communications…or thoughts being hampered by an authority.
- WEDNESDAY — note your dreams, as Moon harmonizes with Neptune in the morning. A power play or grand catharsis may occur as the Moon makes its weekly clash with Pluto at 12:01 PM ET, followed by an opposition to Jupiter at 3:29 PM ET — and then goes void. Roll with whatever twists and flakes crop up during the void; remember that such crises are likely to be much ado about nothing. Chill! Moon enters drama king Leo at 9:06 PM ET, looking for a way to shine and help others shine, too.
- THURSDAY — for the past few years, the fixed signs of Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius have been out of the line of fire, while all around them, Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn have been zapped with 10,000 volt cattle prods. Well, guess what, fixed sign people? Now it’s your turn to be zapped (consult your astrologer for details and a coping strategy). At 12:27 AM ET, the Leo Moon is opposed by streamlining Saturn, then squared by Mercury at 6:47 AM ET and squared by rebel Uranus at 9:21 AM ET. We’ll have people waking up on the wrong side of the bed, howling with indignation. Those who are more flexible can improvise brilliantly, courtesy of a meet-up between Mercury and Uranus, exact at 11:40 PM ET. Meanwhile, the first challenge to the seeds planted during last week’s New Moon may appear around 4:38 PM ET, the First Quarter Moon.
- FRIDAY — a potentially provocative lunch hour on the East Coast, as the Leo drama king Moon is opposed by Mars, the rebel with a cause in Aquarius (the people) at 12:04 PM ET. Start your stay at home weekend early, as the Moon then goes void for the rest of the day and night.
- SATURDAY — Moon enters Virgo to put things back in order at 1:35 AM ET. What a contrast to Thursday’s tensions! Today the Moon will trine — not square — Uranus, Mercury and the Sun — all between 1:19 PM ET and 11:40 PM ET. Perhaps this earthy creative flow will be inspired by the rose-colored idealism of…
- SUNDAY — a square between Venus and Neptune, exact at 11:52 PM ET. Watch for ideals of peace, love, understanding…and women, art and music. This pattern is in effect all this week. Sure, there may be a clash of aesthetics and/or manners around 11:06 AM ET, as the perfection-seeking Virgo Moon squares Venus in “how do I love thee/let me count the ways” Gemini. But harmonies among the Moon, Pluto and Jupiter at 7:01 PM ET and 10:25 PM ET suggests that substance can triumph over airy fluff.
And now, the news.
Last Tuesday’s Saturn-Sun square suggested heavy news involving leaders/heads of state. Yesterday’s Sun-Uranus conjunction suggested an upset — and Saturday’s Pluto retrograde suggested that any news involving these themes would be especially potent. Late Monday night, it was reported that Kim Jong-un was brain-dead after undergoing heart surgery. That report was soon retracted, but Dear Leader’s status is still not clear…though…surprise (!) — yesterday, his train was spotted by satellite near a North Korean resort — but still no sign of him. The plot thickens…
We last wrote about North Korea back in August 2017. Using Jamie Partridge’s rectified horoscope, we note that transiting Neptune just squared North Korea’s Jupiter, ruler of its Sagittarius Ascendant. Neptune rules the area of North Korea’s horoscope that refers to its foundation/core family. How apt for the current confusion. There’s much to talk about in June, when North Korea will have patterns suggesting a significant change or family move. North Korea’s Venus — symbolizing a warrior/angry woman (says Partridge) will be activated by Saturn and Neptune. It is interesting that there is talk of Kim’s sister becoming his successor…
Pluto’s retrograde station suggested a focus on revelations of breakdown and decay in government and institutions. Heather Cox Richardson has the major stories. First, here’s the latest on how our non-partisan civil service is being broken down and replaced with partisan dunces, like the former dog breeder who was tapped to a big post at the Department of Health and Human Services. Her post on April 23 ended with “for all the dark nitty-gritty of politics today”, after reporting how Moscow Mitch suggested the federal government would allow states to go bankrupt rather than finance a blue-state bailout. Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) fired back directly at Moscow Mitch, reminding him that New York other blue states have in fact been bailing out red states for years, sending far more to the federal government in tax dollars than they receive. Seeds of a revolution?
This one from The American Prospect boggles the mind: “Mapping Corruption in the Executive Branch: the Interactive Exhibit.”
And speaking of the mind, transiting Pluto (transformation) sitting on the U.S. Mercury (our national mindset) can be seen here:
Meanwhile, we continue to see reflections of Uranus’s seven-year trek through Taurus. Translation: we anticipated disruptions (Uranus) in all Taurus concerns — e.g., food and retail chains, and also in matters of beauty. Yes, we all need a haircut and a mani-pedi now — but those will have to wait. In the United States, farmers have been dumping produce and dairy products; meat processing plants have closed. In the NYT Sunday magazine, one restaurant owner penned a frank and moving tale of how her restaurant — Prune — has been affected: “My Restaurant Was My Life for 20 Years. Does the World Need It Anymore?”
In other news, Sunday’s Sun-Uranus (aviation, technology) meet-up is reflected in these stories:
- “Boeing shares slide after it scraps deal with Embraer”
- “Pentagon officially releases UFO videos”
- “What My Spacewalk Taught Me About Isolation,” writes an astronaut who was up in space for 90 days
- “Tech Giants Profiting as Rest of Economy Tanks” (yes, and they will continue to do so)
I’d love to present P45‘s last bizarre press conference as an example of the eccentric leadership potential of Sun-Uranus, but his rambling speculations on possible treatments for COVID-19 could have been seen as just another Thursday for P45. Even though those speculations prompted Clorox and Lysol to remind the public that their products were not fit for human consumption. Then again, perhaps that particular presser was a fitting example, as there were no press conferences over the weekend. Relief is brief, however, as P45 will be in front of the cameras again later today.
Maybe it was SNL‘s brutal cold open on Saturday that is prompting P45 to fight back. Brad Pitt portrayed Dr. Anthony Fauci and attempted to clarify some of P45’s more bewildering statements. Why Brad Pitt? Because when asked by a reporter who should portray him on SNL, Fauci picked Pitt over Ben Stiller. Sold — and here is what we know about Dr. Fauci’s horoscope.
Anthony Fauci is a Capricorn driven by the Moon in Scorpio, a blend of earthy practicality seeking fulfillment by being of depth, substance and control. His chart has no planets in an air sign (i.e., Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), which reflects his careful and measured use of words. It interesting to see that Dr. Fauci’s Mercury (how he needs to think and communicate) is 22 Sagittarius, opposing 45’s Sun and conjunct his Moon. That’s a good connection to have in a relationship. P45 can feel comfortable with Fauci, and Fauci intuitively understands how to manage up. Fauci’s Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in Taurus suggests a purposeful need to preserve the status quo; we can see how he would have a comforting, authoritative presence. His sudden boost in public status is suggested by his Capricorn Sun being eclipsed last December, as well as transiting Uranus activating at least three — and possibly four — planets in recent weeks.
So, like that. How are you faring in these interesting times? When are you due for a boost in public status? We would see that potential in your lovely horoscope, doncha’ know. Here’s the 411 on consultations — and here is a link to my Cosmic Tip Jar, which happily accepts Joyful Random Expressions of Appreciation for the teachings and insights provided.
I leave you with silver linings:
- “Now We Know How Quickly Our Trashed Planet Can Heal,” according to this NYT op-ed
- “Silence is Golden for Whales as Lockdown Reduces Ocean Noise”
And, because it took so many hours to produce this missive, I can include Beth Owl’s Daughter’s Tarot Card of the Week, too. It’s an apt reflection of Mercury’s ingress into Taurus this week — don’t you think?
Thank you for reading this forecast.
- Having a whale of a time – wish you were here.