Light a candle and make a list. The New Moon in Libra officially begins at 3:12 PM ET, offering us an opportunity to re-set intentions and goals for the next lunar cycle. Around the 27th, on the First Quarter Moon, we can expect a challenge to those goals, with appropriate adjustments made. At the time of the Full Moon on November 4th, we can expect illumination on the success or failure of our goals for the cycle. If we succeeded, we can release our success into our reality; if we failed, we let go of whatever did not work. After the Third Quarter Moon on the 10th, we can review our achievements, tie up loose ends and get ready to begin anew on November 18th.
A Libra Moon suggests a focus on fairness, balance, justice and relationship, with a strong need for appreciation on both sides. At 1:34 PM ET — right before the New Moon — the Libra Sun will be opposed by rebel Uranus. At 3:04 PM ET, Uranus opposes the Libra Moon. So here we are, needing to plant seeds for a new cycle focused on balance, harmony and relationships in the possible aftermath of a shock, a break or some other me-me-me disruption. Said disruption was perhaps inspired by yesterday’s meet-up of Mercury and Jupiter in Scorpio, suggesting a big idea that digs deep, reveals intimate secrets and establishes power and control. Here in the United States, I suppose we can see this reflected in the aftermath of the Harvey Weinstein scandal. He’s the lightning rod for a slew of disgusting revelations of how women have been treated by abusive men of power in what is theoretically an equal opportunity workplace. Or perhaps this story also fits: Shake-Up at Democratic National Committee, Longtime Officials Ousted.
My money says that you are feeling the shake-up and need to rebuild more personally if you were born around the 19th of October, July, April or January…or if you have a significant point in your horoscope around 26 degrees of Aries, Libra, Cancer or Capricorn. The horrorscope of the P45 Inauguration falls into this category, with its 26 Capricorn Midheaven (public status). Shake-ups during this cycle would not surprise me.
The Sabian Symbol for this New Moon is “an airplane hovering overhead.” Sabian Symbol guru Blain Bovee suggests this airplane may be an image of an astonishingly powerful creation, hanging in the balance (hovering), unresolved. Another interpretation is having one’s focus on the hustle and bustle of mundane affairs being disrupted by the need to focus on something clear and wondrous up above, as in: “Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s….Superman!” Whatever it is — bird, plane, rainbow, blimp, rocketship — it pulls focus. We’ll see how that plays out in the news.
The Libra Moon goes void at 3:12 PM ET, entering Scorpio at 9:41 PM ET. Chill tonight. The next planetary shift is Mars leaving Virgo for Libra at 2:30PM ET on Sunday. Perfection in (militant) action is likely to be prominent over the next couple of days, with Mars at the end of Virgo.
And now, the news.
First, a brief note on the devastating California wildfires. In the horoscope of California, we see Uranus and Pluto together at 29 Aries — a Fire sign. The fires began when transiting Jupiter was at 29 Libra — an Air sign — exactly opposing — and expanding — the volatile Uranus-Pluto conjunction. Coincidence or conspiracy?
As anticipated most of the news last week was heavy. Happy Mars (action, anger, military, sports) square Saturn (control, brick wall), which was exact on Oct 11th. You will recall that this pattern affected the horoscopes of P45, HRC, Barack Obama and the U.S., as well as many other Washington newsmakers.
When I looked at Obama’s horoscope about a year ago, I noted his Mars at 22 Virgo being hit by brick wall Saturn all through 2017. At the time I couldn’t imagine what could happen in his life that might suggest such frustration of accomplishment, but it’s all clear now, with the current Twitler-in-Chief obsessed with destroying everything President Obama did. One example among many last week was Environmental Destruction Agency Scott “Soundproofed” Pruitt declaring that “the war on coal is dead,” as he announced a rollback on Obama’s clean power rules. That same day a piece about China leading the way in solar power and other renewable energy hit the wires. Which country is going to come out ahead in the long run?
For HRC, Saturn’s heavy hit to her Pisces Moon might be the news that while her campaign was spending zillions on traditional TV and radio ads, her opponent — and for some mysterious reason, a truckload of troll farms in Russia — was putting ad dollars into Facebook and other social media. This Russian-generated propaganda was then distributed by members of the P45 campaign. Wow. Meanwhile…
On October 11th, P45 was informed that his planned visit to the U.K. next year has been downgraded. The Queen will not be receiving him. His ratings are down — even on the list of the world’s weathiest people. Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler magazine, is offering up to $10 million in cash for information leading to P45’s impeachment.
P45 responded to one of many Saturn squeezes received last week by making a strategic advance (the upside potential of a Saturn squeeze). He issued executive orders 1) authorizing the sale of junk health insurance policies; and 2) demanding the federal government cease paying the subsidies to insurance companies that make it possible for low-income citizens to afford health care. These orders, if implemented, are guaranteed to wreak havoc on those who will lose health care — and health care providers who will lose patients (because their patients won’t be able to afford the care).
Today I can’t bring myself to write much more about the pathological liar/bully P45. Pick up any newspaper and weep. As for why he continues to be in office, here’s a piece by a screenwriter who worked with Harvey Weinstein explaining why that reign of sexual assault was allowed to continue despite that “Everyone-effing-knew.” That article is not about astrology — it’s about human nature. Will get back to the astrology – and what lies ahead – anon.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s the moon! With a ginormous cave big enough to hold a colony of humans in it!! Seriously!!! Calgon, take me away! In other cosmic shocks, reflecting the potential of today’s opposition between the Sun (ruler of gold) and Uranus (shocks, technology)…a collision between two neutron stars — Never Seen Before — reveals the source of gold, platinum and other heavy metals. Kewl!
And now, let’s talk about you. What’s going on in your horoscope? Are you feeling a Saturn squeeze? A Jupiter boost? Only your astrologer knows for sure. Here’s the 411 on consultations and reports. We will have an excellent discussion together.
Thank you for reading this forecast.