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Planet Weather for the Week of November 18, 2007

Planet Weather for the Week of April 27, 2008

SkyWatch  Moon phase of the week: 4/28 -- The Moon enters Her Last (aka Third) Quarter phase at 10:12 AM EDT at 8 degrees of Aquarius. Skywatching event of the week: 4-27 -- The Moon makes a close pass just south of Jupiter during the early hours of the morning when both are well placed high in the Southeast for viewing from the continental U.S. Seeing the Moon and any planet or bright star close to together in the night sky is always an enchanting sight. Space news of the week: To celebrate the Hubble Space Telescope's 18th birthday, NASA released a gallery of pictures of colliding galaxies shot by the Hubble. This new Hubble exhibition dramatically shows how galaxy collisions produce a remarkable variety of intricate structures. Of course, in the captions, NASA refers to these galaxies as "interacting" not "colliding." But the images in some cases are not unlike watching a battle of two buzz saws in extreme slow motion. Go out! Look up!

 Knowing when VOC Moons occur is key to planning your successful week!


The Void-of-course (VOC) Moon is a kind of limbo. As it reaches the end of a sign, the Moon makes no major aspect to another planet before it enters the next sign. VOC is best for less outcome-oriented activity, since VOC often means detours, distractions, drifting, or delays. If you want specific outcomes, or if timeliness is critical, don’t use a VOC Moon time. VOC is best for processing, imagining, creating, and open-ended activities, like parties, research, or cleaning your desk/closet for instance! It is said that when a new action is initiated during VOC, “nothing will come of it,” or energies go in unplanned directions, which may not necessarily be negative.


Week of 4/27/08 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday are all active energetically and potentially very productive days – more Moon or planetary aspects for engagement and/or producing results. On 4/27/08, the Moon is VOC/Capricorn from 10:18AM to 5:27PM EDT – on 4/30/08, VOC/Aquarius from 1:25AM to 2:11AM EDT – On 5/2/08, the Moon is VOC/Pisces from 5:34AM  to 6:51AM EDT



The following planetary energy patterns flavor the day and are felt or experienced often hours before and after their exact culmination. They remain effective, certainly until the next major planetary pattern comes along to shift the energy gears.


Mercury in fixed, earth Taurus trine (120deg.) Jupiter in cardinal, earth Capricorn @ 22deg. on 4/28/08 @ 9:41AM EDT. This aspect brings a pragmatic optimism and opportunities based on well-defined objectives and grounded risks. Other than that, there is a sense of getting things in order and feeling content with one’s work well done. Leisure is desired and well-deserved. That’s the optimal expression of this combination.


Mercury/Taurus square (90deg.) Neptune in fixed, air Aquarius @ 24deg. on 4/29/08 @ 9:10AM EDT. This aspect will send you into chaos, imagination, rumination, artistic inspiration, spiritual questioning, or all of the above! And you could misplace things, forget things – why? Because Neptune is the great diffuser, you are wandering in the emotional mists and seas of possibility but may not be fully grounded in your “normal” reality – which may be a good thing. Take it in stride – if you resist, you will feel frustrated – just enjoy the journey and be curious as to what else you might discover as you are detoured from your typical routine. You may be privy to secrets or find out something that was meant to stay hidden. Don’t agree to anything important until you’ve had some time alone to ponder the situation.


Venus enters Taurus on 4/30/08 until 5/24/08. We are into earth time. This is the third planet in Taurus and inevitably things slow down. It’s time to smell the roses, slow your pace, and give in to some pleasure. You’ll feel more generous during Venus in Taurus, and things you want may be more readily available. Watch out for overspending because Taurus loves the finer things in life and its strong desires don’t like being thwarted.


Venus/Taurus trine Pluto in cardinal, earth Capricorn @ 0deg. on 5/1/08 @ 3:46AM EDT. This aspect is full of desire and pleasure. So…do something sensual for yourself – a massage, a facial, some shopping, dinner out. This is also a great money-making aspect. Go ahead and close a deal, or two. Be sure to take stock of your worth and wear it proudly.


Venus/Taurus trine Saturn in mutable, earth Virgo @ 1 deg. on 5/1/08 @ 6:20PM EDT. Now it’s time, also to take stock of spending and create a plan or a budget. You may be confronted with some basic and necessary spending to keep the foundation strong. Longer-range planning for financial security works very well with this aspect. You are reviewing all of your priorities and commitments with this aspect.


Mercury enters mutable, air Gemini on 5/2/08 until 7/10/08. Mercury turns retrograde (Rx) in this sign on 5/26/08. Get ready for some wit and lots of word-play and humor. Gemini likes to keep it light and make people laugh. Gather with your friends and find the laughter in life and forget all the problems that are part of daily life. The problems will be there and you’ll resolve them – trust that – your laughter is good medicine and makes the inevitable need to address issues much easier.


Saturn turns Stationary Direct @ 1deg. on 5/2/08 0n 11:07PM EDT. By far, this is the biggest planetary event of the week, Saturn making a Station Direct @ the same degree as the 2/21/08 Total Eclipse of the Moon and reinforcing the energies of light and dark and coming to terms with our shadows – in general – about how our lives are functioning, or not. Saturn is at the same degree as it was last September between 9/11- 9/19/08, when it first made entry into Virgo and it will now retrace its steps until it reaches 8deg. again (the degree at which it went retrograde on 12/19/07). This takes place between 8/2 – 8/12/08. Saturn moving forward will make it easier to initiate some of the planning and organization that you have earmarked as necessary to make your life run more smoothly and efficiently.


Mercury/Gemini square Saturn/Virgo @ 1 deg. on 5/3/08 @ 3:50PM EDT. The week ends on that note of planning and organizing as Mercury (the mind) meets with Saturn to sober up and make a real plan. You may find yourself having some serious conversations or struggling with an obstacle – something that may challenge your brain-power. This aspect is best handled by taking things step by step in small increments – like a puzzle and methodically piecing together a solution.


NewsBits: Hillary wins Pennsylvania! Planet Weather did correctly predict that Hillary would win PA. Thank you – the applause is appreciated. OK, now what? The next primaries are May 6th in Indiana and North Carolina.  Hillary Clinton called for another debate with Barrack Obama, a Lincoln–Douglas style debate, in which the candidates make the rules and there is no moderator and no press asking questions. Obama has declined, even though his numbers are slipping nationally after the Rev. Wright fiasco. On 5/6/08, the Moon enters Gemini @ 7:17AM EDT and immediately opposes Hillary’s Jupiter @ 0deg. Sagittarius and makes a flowing trine to Obama’s Jupiter @ 0deg. Aquarius. Planet Weather predicts that Hillary will win one and Obama will win one State on 5/6/08. As we’ve said before, and as is obvious, the nation is split on who is to be the Democratic candidate for President. With each candidate winning one state in the next Primary contest, the accumulated delegate count won’t shift significantly, which emphasizes again that the superdelegates are likely to play the deciding role in this contest. The wooing of the superdelegates continues…[According to the prevailing math, Obama only needs about 30% of the remaining superdelegates to win.]


Reno, Nevada Earthquake! On Friday, 4/25/08, Reno experienced a quake at 4.2 magnitude on the Richter scale. Its last biggie was in 1953, at 5.2. Last Friday was a tough day in many ways – the energy was rumbling, intense and edgy. Each month, these days, when the Moon is in Capricorn, as it was on 4/25/08, it meets Pluto, currently in Capricorn (since 1/25/08). In fact, the Moon, whose travel takes it through all twelve signs in one month, makes 3 other various hard angle aspects to Pluto/Capricorn. However, it’s clear that the conjunction (when both the Moon and Pluto are in the same sign) is the strongest. Planet Weather will therefore begin to alert you to these potent Pluto days each month, since they serve to express some of the energy that Pluto wants to release into the mass, collective (un)consciousness. We want to remind readers that Pluto in an Earth sign, such as cardinal (active) Capricorn, will trigger more fundamental, basic and foundational changes in the Earth and on the Earth in its corporations and well-established  structures and constructs, personal habits and stability or quality of our way of life, personal and political.


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