Astro-logical Forecast for Thursday 2/11/2016 & the Holiday Weekend

Alll-righty then!

I trust you are relying on Monday’s forecast for guidance on planetary patterns for the week. Thus you may be aware that as of 4:55AM ET, the Moon will be charging through me-me-me Aries, seeking to lead and inspire…and possibly falling down stairs because it’s faster than walking. There are no exact aspects among the planets on Thursday, but on Friday in the wee hours leading up to 8 and 10AM ET, we may feel the action supercharged. Why? Because the Moon will make its weekly clash with Pluto and Uranus. That’ll get you out of bed — or put something interesting in the headlines, such as an upset or power play.

The dust should settle by evening, when Moon is in harmony with the friendly Aquarius Sun at 8:10PM ET. Social indulgence soon follows, as Moon is challenged by Venus at 10:15PM ET.

On Saturday, that settled dust may take on a more solid form, as the Moon enters Taurus, seeking to build and maintain material comfort and security. There’s no Moon void to deter your efforts to acquire comforts at the local mall, so shop away. Mercury enters Aquarius at 5:43PM ET, putting our collective mindset in wonky/rocket scientist mode. There’s plenty of energy for a blast off in the evening, suggested by an easy connection between physical Mars in tenacious Scorpio and Jupiter in Virgo at 5:59PM ET. There’s your extra stamina, should you need it, perhaps to be applied to your vision for a rose-colored escape later, suggested by an easy flow between Moon and dreamy Neptune at 9:37PM ET.

Valentine’s Day dawns with emotional depth, courtesy of a nice flow between the sensual Taurus Moon and potent Pluto at 10:27AM ET. Your VD soiree begins generously enough, suggested by a boost to the Moon from expansive Jupiter at 6:13PM ET. One hour later, opposites may attract or sparks may fly, suggested by a face-off between Moon and provocative Mars. Sleep on it and wake up sweetly, thanks to harmony between the Moon and Venus at 5:54AM ET on MONDAY.

Your Presidents Day/Big Giant Mattress Sale Monday is driven by the Moon in chatty Gemini, where it will buzz at 9:35AM ET. Talk, talk, talk — and more talk…to be continued back at work on Tuesday. There’s no Moon void you can use as an excuse for sleeping in.

And now, the news.

Ooh ooh ooh — this is just hitting the wires — something I’ve been anticipating all week is happening now in Oregon:  “FBI Agents Encircle Holdouts in Oregon Refuge”. I’ve been thinking Mercury was at 0 degrees Aquarius on January 2nd, about to turn retrograde. And this is when the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge was taken over. After doing its retrograde thing, Mercury will be back at 0 Aquarius on February 13th. I’ve been thinking this malheur should be concluded by then. Malheur is French for “tragedy; adversity; misfortune”. Apt, isn’t it?

Last weekend was dominated by Venus and Mars, with the former making contact with rebel Uranus and power-oriented Pluto. Here’s what caught my eye in the headlines. Exhibit A:  “At One Modeling Agency, Nonconformity is Key” — check out these male models.  Ooh — and look: Male models Derek and Hans are back in “Zoolander 2”.  Exhibit B: “Wanted in China: More Male Teachers, to Make Boys Men”; “Courses in Manhood for African-American Boys”

On the fem side, Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright made headlines by “scolding” young women for favoring Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. “There’s a special place in Hell for women who do not support other women,” Ms. Albright was quoted as saying. She said that years ago, btw. Ms. Steinem said that young women were flocking to Bernie to get dates. Controversy ensued, in synch with planetary patterns.  NYT columnist Gail Collins offers this fresh take. Meanwhile, I wish more airtime had been given to this item — yet another study demonstrating that companies with women in leadership positions post higher profits, even if that study doesn’t necessarily apply to Carly Fiorina. (Ms. Fiorina ended her White House bid yesterday, so you don’t have to worry about going to Hell for not supporting her).

Let’s see…no surprise that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary, astrologically speaking. Fascinating to see how the potential for an upset in Hillary Clinton’s horoscope — noted here a few months ago — is playing out. This week the FBI finally officially confirmed its ongoing investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails.

If you’re tired of hearing about Mrs. Clinton’s damn emails, perhaps you will prefer another political/legal drama going on in Pennsylvania, where Attorney General Kathleen Kane is apparently now facing impeachment. She’s been disbarred, but refuses to step down.  Remember how I mentioned that people with planets around 16 – 19 degrees of Taurus and Scorpio were likely to be more personally impacted by last weekend’s volatility? Ms. Kane falls into this category.

Finally, on Wednesday AM there was a lovely connection between Venus and Jupiter. Venus refers to sugar and Jupiter refers to expansion. How sweet that Coca-Cola reported profits which topped Wall Street’s expectations.

To be continued…

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