A bit of housekeeping first: thanks to the reader who alerted me to the Link to Nowhere (which should have gone to an article about the Uranus-Pluto square, but didn’t). As a result, a new page is being created called ARTICLES, and it will likely be up by EOD on Friday.
And now, the forecast:
Moon continues to float through Pisces, buoyed by an optimistic connection to expansive Jupiter at 7:30AM ET. Think big, as Moon continues to build to fullness on Saturday at 11:19PM ET. There are so many moving parts to consider between now, then and into next week, with a high potential for excitement, volatility, the ideal and the surreal. Should you hide under your bed until it passes? No! Should you be aware of the potential for certain pitfalls? Yes, but you should also be aware of the potential for positive potentials, and we’ll cover those in a minute.
The Moon in Pisces can bring up themes of salvation, sacrifice, surrender, suffering, intuition, spirits of all kinds, a lack of boundaries and deeply felt empathy. Here’s a photo that is getting a lot of attention on the web, even though it seems to have been originally published on Veterans Day in 2010. It’s got beer, brotherly love, sacrifice, melancholy and an eternal bond that transcends everything. If you contemplate it in silence long enough, you may be moved to tears. Ahhhhh…empathy! One of the gifts of Pisces. Feeling connected yet? Good. Remember that feeling, when the Moon goes into Aries on Saturday and gets all me-me-me on us. Or become a regular reader of Paul Krugman’s columns in the New York Times. Krugman is a Pisces, which should be obvious by the themes of empathy and suffering in his work, including this latest offering.
There are no more exact planetary aspects until 10:35PM ET, when Moon goes void-of -course on an easy connection to aggressive Mars, coordinating depth of feeling with action. (If you are new to the forecast, and do not know what a Moon void is, click here). With the Moon void in Pisces until 9:14AM ET on Saturday, the urge is to go with the flow — but the caution is not to go overboard, especially if you’re out on the prowl or an extended Happy Hour in the evening. We are likely to see plenty of rowdy behavior, so be mindful if you are going to be around large crowds of people. The potential for twists, upsets and detours is also increased.
During the void, the relationship-oriented, balance-seeking Libra Sun will be challenged by rebel Uranus at 3:16AM ET. If there’s a disruption in your world, chances are it will be softened by the void, as crises that crop up during those times tend to be much ado about nothing. On the other hand, we may experience a flash of insight that sets us free, perhaps about a relationship. If you meet someone under this transit, there is likely something about them that is verrrrry different than what you’ve experienced before. Such an attraction can flare up and flame out as quickly as it started.
At 9:14AM ET, the Moon shifts dramatically into me-me-me Aries, needing to be seen as a pioneer, a leader and above all, Number One. This lunar energy, combined with ruthless Pluto challenging the Sun at 1:54PM ET suggests potential empowerment or simply a power play. Volatility and excitement may likely rise into the evening, and peaking between 9:40PM and 11:19PM ET, as the Moon engages with disruptive Uranus, emotionally cathartic Pluto and finally, the Sun. Got all that?
In the news watch for accidents, the usual rioting and mayhem, and news from underground. Plus some cool breakouts and tech breakthroughs.
If you were born around the 28th of March, June, September or December OR if you have a planet or angle around 7 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn, issues and scenarios involving power/empowerment and rebellion/freedom have likely been attracted to you like tomato sauce on a white shirt. Why? Because you need to own your power and your desire to be whomever you happen to be — preferably with consciousness and positive expression. Your chart is hot, and don’t think for a minute that people can’t sense it, even if they are dangerously self-absorbed and unaware. Again, be mindful in your surroundings and interactions with others, and remember the empathy and compassion of Pisces if you find yourself dealing with the tomato sauce of an irritated, suffering soul lobbed at your white shirt. Meanwhile, if you have an opportunity to mingle with movers and shakers this weekend, go ahead and do it. And consider booking a session with your friendly neighborhood astrologer to discuss the shifts and opportunities for freedom and empowerment happening in your life. When you’re hot, you’re hot!
I’ll write about Sunday and other aspects to this Full Moon in a post for Saturday. For now I’ll end with another Pisces-inspired story about redemption, emancipation and empowerment. It’s guaranteed to renew your faith in humanity and its ability to solve problems, save the planet and bring out the very best in souls formerly considered lost.