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The work week began with the Moon in stability-focused Taurus, where it will be until 3:31 AM ET on WEDNESDAY. A generous indulgence of the senses is suggested by a harmony between Venus (social expression, arts, women, money) and Jupiter (expansion, for better or worse). If you have a planet or point around 14 degrees of any sign — and especially Aquarius, let me know if you win anything on a lottery ticket you purchased before 4:08PM ET. As they say in New York, “hey, ya never know.”
On WEDNESDAY, the information junkie needs of the Moon in Gemini are structured and advanced by an easy flow between Mercury (mindset) and Saturn, exact at 3:16 PM ET. Make that outline; finish that draft. If your pitch is designed to disrupt the status quo, it’ll fit right in with the innovative, game-changing potential suggested by THURSDAY’s challenge between the emotional/homeland security-seeking Sun and rebel technogeek Uranus. How curious that Beth Owls Daughter’s Tarot Card this week is The Fool. A great leap forward, perhaps — especially if you have a planet or point around 28 degrees of Capricorn, Cancer, Aries or Libra. My money says you’ve been feeling the pressure to make a break in whatever area of your life symbolized by that planet. Would you like to talk about it?
The Sun in a challenging aspect to Uranus suggests disruptive news involving heads of state. As I type, WaPo reports that P45 met with Vladimir Putin not once at the G20 summit, but twice. Surprise! Also surprise: visitor logs from Mar-A-Lago are slated to be released after September 8th. That’s fascinating because that is the week that Mars and Mercury will trigger the August 21st total eclipse of the Sun, which falls directly on P45’s 29 Leo Ascendant. Secrets often come out in the aftermath of an eclipse.
This week, two planets leave Cancer for Leo. Mars goes first. As of 8:20 AM ET on THURSDAY, the planet symbolizing action and aggression shifts its focus from emotional/nurturing concerns (Cancer) to one of simply lording it over everyone with drama, showmanship and other regal efforts to shine. Mars in Leo needs to act with entertaining flair, even as it blithely gets away with murder. Travel with a friend who has Mars in Leo if you want to up your chances of complimentary upgrades and other perks.
On SATURDAY at 11:16 AM ET, Sun enters Leo, the sign it rules. Wish your favorite drama king/queen a happy birthday between then and August 22nd, or there will be hell to pay. ON SUNDAY at 5:46 AM ET, we’ll have a New Moon in Leo — time to plant seeds that will enable you to shine, shine, shine. We are likely to see a few spectacular assertions of will between that New Moon and next Wednesday’s meet-up between the Leo Sun and Leo Mars.
And now, the news.
I don’t know about you, but once the Moon charged into me-me-me Aries last Friday at 7:52 PM ET, I noticed the energetic shift immediately. A faster pace and more heated exchanges — even among friends. What’s the Aries motto, according to fellow Aries astrologer Rick Levine? “Ready. Fire. Aim!” Ramping up the potential for hair-trigger tempers and other impulsive actions was the challenging square between that cranky Mars in Cancer and eccentric Uranus, exact at 9:35 PM on Monday (yesterday). Uranus suggests the unusual or unconventional. Add to that yesterday’s soulful challenge between Venus and Neptune, and we see the potential for feminine ideals, healing, spiritual concerns to make news in ways that disrupt the status quo.
So what was one of the big stories yesterday? An Australian woman shot dead by police in Minneapolis. Justine Damond was a meditation teacher, life coach and a bride-to-be who recently posted on Facebook how she rescued eight baby ducks. Samaritan that she was, she called 911 “after hearing a possible sexual assault taking place in an alley behind her Minneapolis home”. And somehow this unarmed, pajama-clad woman ended up being killed by a police officer. Reflecting the unconventional potential of Mars in contact with Uranus, turns out the police officer is Somali-American. Reflecting the fog suggested by Neptune in touch with Venus, details of this event are — at the moment — shrouded in mystery. You may recall Minneapolis made news not too long ago when the police officer who killed driver Philando Castile during a traffic stop was acquitted. One of these days we may have to look at the horoscope of Minneapolis.
Here’s a list of other stories in line with planetary patterns — anticipated in the last forecast:
- As predicted, women in Congress united for the right to bare arms, protesting the current outdated dress code. Its whimsical enforcement policy resulted in a woman reporter being asked to leave the Speaker’s Lobby several days ago, fer gawd’s sake;
- Meanwhile, a Saudi woman who posted a video of herself wearing a cute skirt and cropped top has been arrested;
- Self-explanatory: “Iran Photoshops a Veil on Its Deceased Mathematical Genius,” Maryam Mirzakhani;
- However, if you get your news from more than one source, you would learn that some papers in Iran broke the hijab taboo in their tribute to Ms. Mirzakhani;
- “Muslim Woman Writes First-of-Its-Kind “Halal Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex”. ‘Nuff said.
- Six Afghan teenaged girls have finally won visas to the U.S. and will be able to compete in a robotics competition in D.C.
- Meanwhile, here’s a sci-fi gender-bender: the 13th Doctor Who has been cast…and she’s a woman;
- Ann Coulter, a woman idealized in certain circles, is still ranting about her upsetting experience on Delta Airlines over the weekend;
- Frances Gabe, inventor of the world’s only self-cleaning home (oh the wonders of modern technology), passed away at 101. “Equal parts quixotic dreamer and accomplished visionary…” reads her NYT obit. What’s weird is that Ms. Gabe passed away in December. What did it take for her death to finally make the NYT? Transiting Mars exactly conjunct her natal Neptune — the planet of action meeting up with the planet of vision!
- In Los Angeles, another disruptive, self-absorbed woman destroyed $200K worth of art while trying to take a selfie. No, it wasn’t me;
- Everything continues to be coming up roses in the stock markets, as they hit a disruptive new high;
- The season premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones shattered records;
- Can you tell the difference between a real photo and a fake one? Modern technology makes it challenging and disruptive;
- The NYT wants you to read a few survival stories from people who have been struck by lightning;
- A flight attendant rescued a teenaged girl from human trafficking. This hit the wires in February, but over the weekend was all over Facebook — in synch with planetary patterns. Astrology is amazing!
In other news, efforts to repeal and replace — and then just simply replace — the Affordable Care Act have been disrupted, thanks to the compassion of three women Senators: Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Shelley Moore Capito. Although, perhaps not being included in the whole drafting process might have had something to do with it, too. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned? Venus-Neptune (sensitive feminine) with Mars-Uranus (rebel) is everywhere this week.
Meanwhile, the whole P45 Jr. Russian Swamp Thing keeps on going and going and going. We’re up to eight people being present in the meeting that was set up with the Russian lady lawyer for the purpose of obtaining dirt on Hillary Clinton. The eighth is a Russian-American businessman accused of money laundering. Nothing to see here, including tax returns. Right?
Rumor has it that it’s a good time to be a criminal defense lawyer in Washington…which is probably why the third most popular article on the WaPo homepage is about a video of a dog saving a drowning baby deer. Hey WaPo — they’re called fawns. You’re welcome :D
Words. Use ’em or lose ’em. That serious thought is brought to you by tomorrow’s Moon in Gemini on a day with Mercury trine Saturn.
Thank you for reading this forecast. Gotta fly!