As needed, I send out SMS messages directly to your cellphone or mobile device (if you’re in the United States), distributed by email if you’re out of the country. They will also appear on the Members’ website in this format. These carefully timed messages are designed to give you access to astrology on the level not of a client or reader but on the level of an astrologer. These texts are like my personal notes to myself as I go through the day, which I share with you. Here are some recent samples…
This should be a pretty interesting week. The main event is that Mars will be passing through the Uranus-Pluto square, as described in Monday’s diary. We have one of those moments when astrology that’s usually hanging out in the background is going to come to the front of consciousness. We will get a chance to get underneath the Uranus-Pluto square and see what it’s about. But on a practical level, I will say this — take it easy. Sidestep conflict. Keep your focus on what you’re doing. And do keep some empathy going, because we are in dangerous territory where extremely self-centered conduct is concerned. Be mindful of any such tendencies and also of people who exhibit this at all. Check today’s diary for more information about that. One last thing — be careful with machinery, while driving, and doing things like climbing ladders and staircases. Please take no dumb-ass risks.
Tonight just before 6 pm EDT (22:00 UTC), Mars ingresses Sagittarius, only its second sign change since the Mars retrograde ended earlier this year. Mars gets its wings and takes flight. The assertive energy of Mars is no longer internally oriented like it was in Scorpio, but fully expressive and assertive. Every sign will experience this differently — adapt consciously to the newly-set-free power of ideas, messaging, thought and action.
Two messages for today…first involves Mercury-Pallas conjunction, exact now. This is about strategy, and you have the power to make plans and solve problems to an unusual degree, especially if legal or corporate in nature. Possible important helpful encounters or access to information, seemingly random, are possible.
Next is Moon passing through Uranus-Pluto square, which is now a T-square involving prior- mentioned conjunction, Merc/Pallas. Short interpretation: use your mind and not your emotions when planning. Use mental override, deal with specifics, and focus your motives on truth and justice rather than some other less-dependable drive or impulse. Indeed, stand back from ANY impulse that you cannot express or sketch out with a pencil and paper, or handle in calm reason.
Moon’s trip through Pisces ends with a trine to Mars at 3:09 pm EDT (12:09 pm PDT), then goes void of course until Moon enters Aries at 7:33 pm EDT. Be cautious of this 4+-hour Moon void — avoid new commitments till the Moon is in its new sign, and during that time plan activities that don’t require you to push or be precise. This is better time for writing, thinking and planning that will later be subject to revision and action. Or complete lingering tasks.
Capricorn Moon is passing through the Uranus-Pluto square. This is the kind of astrology that can influence decisions and shift your worldview. Take it slow, by which I mean even if you want to be impulsive, sleep on any important decisions and take action in the morning. Pls refrain from giving anybody ‘what for’. You can make your decisions and even state your reasoning without provoking anyone.
The Moon is making its last aspect in Scorpio (to Mercury and will change signs at 1:17 pm EDT (17:17 UTC). This will be time to shake off the emotional experiences of the weekend and move onto something entirely new. Sagittarius Moon is about expanded horizons, a fresh vision and a wholesome dash of optimism. The Sun’s opposition to Neptune is wearing off, which may feel like waking up from a dream. Remember that dream! It contains plenty of useful material.