Mind the Cancer Moon void between 4:16AM ET and 1:44PM ET. That’s your excuse should you encounter any twists or flakes in your morning routine. Chill out and focus on routine tasks if you can; don’t turn a molehill of a crisis into a mountain.
Once the Moon enters Leo, a regal sense of play and a need to shine shifts the energy of the rest of the day. If you’ve been thinking seriously about a relationship or business alliance, an advance forward may manifest, as we get closer to a meet-up between Venus (money, love, art, women) and Saturn (discipline, structure, business) at 8:02PM ET. Minutes later, at 8:29PM ET, warrior Mars clashes with rebel Uranus and adds a surprising upset or revelation to the night.
And now, the news.
The power plays and revelations suggested by action hero Mars engaging with the Uranus-Pluto square keep on coming. This just in from Beijing: after months of secret negotiations, the U.S. and China have reached an agreement to actually get serious about reducing carbon emissions. Of course, Mars is also the warrior, and when supercharged by technogeek Uranus, it’s no surprise to see a front-page item about “smart” missiles that apparently can choose their targets without input from humans. A more positive application of this innovative potential that can be found in another front-page item, happening right now, is the Rosetta spacecraft’s effort to land on a comet — 37 million miles from Earth.
Other power plays and revelations include the Supreme Court’s decision, announced on Friday, to hear a case that could strip the word “Affordable” out of the Affordable Care Act — in 36 states. Is one of those states yours? Meanwhile, in the world of law enforcement, a practice known as “civil asset forfeiture” made headlines. What motivates some law enforcement officers to seize private property suspected of being used in a crime — even if the property owner hasn’t been convicted or even charged? The findings are disturbing.
Throw in yesterday’s alignment between Mercury and Neptune, and matters of faith and other intangibles pull focus. In Salt Lake City, the Mormon church finally admitted that its founder, Joseph Smith, had 40 wives, after 200 years of apparently insisting that he was monogamous. In Baltimore, the hierarchy of the Catholic Church is “struggling” to adapt to the changes brought about by the revolutionary Pope Francis.
Add today’s meet-up between Venus (women, money, art) and Saturn (structure, business, wet blanket) to the mix, and pop superstar Taylor Swift makes headlines over her hardnosed decision to pull her entire body of work off of the music streaming service Spotify, claiming that the royalties Spotify offers artists are too lean and mean.
Following up on yesterday’s item about Senator Ted Cruz’s Tweet comparing net neutrality to Obamacare, the Oatmeal has put together a whimsical rebuttal filled with helpful facts for those who aren’t sure what net neutrality actually is and what it means to you.
If you’re interested in booking a personal astro-logical consultation and want to take advantage of the Mercury retrograde incentive, please contact me today. Going once…going twice….