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Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 9/30/2010/in The Forecast
Considering how to express the potential manifestations of this likely pro-active day, I couldn’t help but notice an odd synchronicity: it’s Fran Drescher’s birthday — and it’s possible that some portions of this day may feel like the sound of her voice ; )
A Moon void between 6:36 – 9:46AM NY may get the East Coast off to a loopy start…and as the day progresses, efforts to establish emotional security (the Moon will be in Cancer), may be thwarted by sudden limitation (the possible down side)…or bolstered by plans that begin to take solid form (the possible up side). This serious tone will likely show up in relationships: you’re either coming together with a sense of strong purpose or cutting your losses– with both scenarios likely in the headlines. (Exhibit A: Meg Whitman’s quest to become the next governor of California is blindsided by a former (undocumented) maid; yes, Whitman’s chart is directly affected by the Big T-Square Party and nebulous Neptune, too).
If you’re on the chilly side of the reception line this evening, do your best to surround yourself with the comforts of home. An optimistic outlook is likely to return just in time for the weekend as we begin moving closer to a second hook up between loving Venus and randy Mars — in passionate Scorpio, no less — on October 3rd. That can be very, very good.
Astro-logical Forecast for Wednesday 9/29/2010/in The Forecast
Weird weather aside, we can look forward to another day of information gathering and disseminating — hopefully with a focus that becomes ever clearer as the day progresses. And by “weird weather” (please see my forecast for yesterday), I mean floods in Wisconsin, 100+ degree heat in LA and a tornado watch (!!!) in New York, which fortunately was much ado about nothing But we’re not out of the woods yet, weather-wise — so be prepared, wherever you may be.
Meanwhile, the annual meet-up between controlling Saturn and Sun (our life energy) on Thursday will likely hit those celebrating birthdays between now and October 1st with greater impact. Add to this list Aries born around March 30, Cancers born around June 30 and Capricorns born around December 30. Maybe your energy is a little low; maybe you’re feeling a little pinched, restricted — it’s all in an effort by the Universe to get you focused on what really matters — so that you will get back on track with ease once this moment passes. Just ask Jimmy Carter, who was flying all over the place on a book tour and now finds himself spending the night in a hospital with an upset stomach. President Carter was born October 1st — this Sun-Saturn hook-up is happening in his 12th house — which often relates to illnesses. President Carter needs to slow down — and so might you, if you’re born on any of the dates mentioned above. This, too, shall pass.
Astro-logical Forecast for Tuesday 9/28/2010/in The Forecast
Lunar aspects today are fairly quiet, stable and constructive: the Moon is in Gemini, needing to inform and be informed, and is making a constructive connection to disciplined Saturn, helping us get the word out in a sober, practical way. Make the call, take the meeting, craft your pitch, build your network. Meanwhile, a few astrologers far more seasoned than I when it comes to forecasting seismic activity and intense weather patterns (why should Farmer’s Almanac have all the fun?) are noting a higher probability of such things from today through the end of the work week. Could this pattern be connected with Los Angeles’s record-shattering temperature yesterday of 113 degrees? 113 is pretty intense! Hmmm….
Astro-logical Forecast for Monday 9/27/2010/in The Forecast
You can apply some creative thinking to ways you might build structure and stability today, or come up with a host of imaginative excuses on why things should — or must — stay the same (watch the headlines). Projects requiring focus and discipline are favored this week; use the next few days to fine-tune your structure (such as a business plan or proposal); by Thursday news is likely to arrive that either helps you move forward in a practical way or throws a wet blanket on your grand plans, suggesting another look at the drawing board. That’s because the Sun (life energy) makes its annual meet up with Saturn, the planet of control, discipline, contraction and structure — on Thursday. Since the meeting is happening in Libra, fairness, justice, diplomacy and/or a serious relationship are also likely to be on the agenda.
Astro-logical Forecast for Friday 9/24/2010 and the Weekend/in The Forecast
Reports from the field confirm that this was indeed a particularly intense, proactive Full Moon, just as anticipated. I’m hearing stories of explosive confrontations (ego-based), sudden crises in a doctor’s office and an overall busier-than-business as usual mood of the day. Also hearing stories of deals coming close to fruition — especially speculative proposals backed by an enthusiastic and innovative sales pitch — and all of this fits within the realm of possibility suggested by the planets this week.
Today the Moon is still in me-me-me Aries, suggesting abundant enthusiasm and pioneering strategies, on the one hand — and the possibility for more ego spats if someone feels they are not being Recognized. TGIF! While the Moon (emotional response) is not being buffeted around like tumbleweed today, we are approaching a challenge between ruthless Pluto and the Sun, exact Saturday at 8:24PM NY. Already we are seeing in the headlines more revelations of corruption in hallowed institutions, like GMAC admitting that it signed off on thousands of foreclosures without actually reading any of the files, despite the fact that it was legally obligated to do so. And then there are health “insurers”, scrambling as best they can to put their bottom line first, no matter what (which, for the record, they are legally obligated to do), with endearing strategies like eliminating health insurance policies for children. Ruthless! And — what’s this? Minutes ago, this headline in the New York Times: “Hidden Under Tax-Exempt Cloak, Political Dollars Flow”. Well, thanks to Pluto moving through Capricorn, they’re not hidden anymore ; )
Saturday the Moon is Void from 9:12AM – 4:17PM NY — so consider yourself advised to avoid impulse shopping during this time period. Odds are you don’t really need it — and later you’ll wonder why you bought it. The key word here is “impulse”. If it’s something you’ve already scoped out, planned to purchase — and are just waiting for the weekend to pick it up, that’s another story. You may find the day better spent catching up on sleep, exercising, meditating or just wandering around and seeing where the day takes you. Let me know if you encounter any twists.
Moon moves into sensual Taurus at 4:17PM NY for the rest of the weekend, making dynamic connections to both Mars (action) and Venus (social expression), suggesting a Saturday and Sunday well-spent indulging in pleasures of the senses, especially with a significant other if you’ve got one hanging around. Even if you’re flying solo, the weekend can be delightful.