Reflecting on today’s New Moon in Scorpio, it feels like turbulent waters ahead.  Scorpio is a fixed water sign, so we can expect people to become even more emotionally entrenched in their beliefs & attitudes as this lunar month rolls out.   The current political climate is only amping up a cycle that is normally a competitive & goal-oriented one .   Interesting how the elections are held in the Scorpio month!

I have a question: have you seen any political bumper stickers on cars during this election season?  I haven’t seen any here in Las Vegas – not a one!  This is a first!  Are people afraid to show their support for their candidate, for fear of retaliation, or are they not supporting anyone — just against the other candidate?  Curious.

Re: the recent Mars/Uranus square on October 28.   We’ve had some textbook examples of the disruptive & unexpected nature of this aspect, with the sudden developments taking place in two different public land protests.  The acquittal  of the seven defendants in the armed takeover of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon was a big surprise to many (certainly a Mars/Uranus issue involving power vs. freedom).  And the violent arrests of the Native Americans, who were peacefully protesting the pipeline encroaching on their ancestral lands in North Dakota, were carried out on the same day.   Similar issues were at stake, but there was quite a contrast in how these disenfranchised & disillusioned groups were dealt with.

Another disturbing  item on that day was the revelation of additional emails involving Hillary — and of all people — Anthony Weiner.   Is this the so-called “October surprise” everyone was predicting?  And just when we thought that the nastiness, sex & sleaze couldn’t get any worse!

Lastly, there were three serious airplane malfunctions at that time: a blown engine which caught fire at take-off, crumbled wheels which  caught fire at landing, and a plane that slipped off the runway in rough weather.  Now you know why I recommend that people avoid flying or doing dangerous activities during challenging Mars/Uranus aspects.  Forewarned is forearmed!

On that same day, here in Clark County, NV, there was a major power outage that affected 10,000 customers.  Who’s to doubt the power of the planets??  Remember that old adage – “as above, so below”.  We are but a microcosm of the macrocosm!


The New Moon in LIBRA took place on September 30 at 5:11 pm PDT, initiating a new lunar cycle.  Peace, harmony, cooperation, collaboration and justice are the major themes of the LIBRA solar month.  It’s fascinating how this message was resonating on a global scale on this very day.  The funeral of Shimon Peres temporarily brought long-time adversaries together from over 70 countries to honor the man who spent his entire life advocating for peace in the Middle East.   Although he never saw his dream of peace fulfilled, he never wavered in his hope that someday it would take place.   And hopefully, this New Moon will inspire new movements towards a more harmonious planet. ♥

On October 6, the Nobel Peace Prize was  awarded to the president of Columbia, Juan Manuel Santos, for his leadership in negotiating the end of a 52-year war with the FARC.  Although the electorate voted down the peace deal, it lost by only a small margin.  There currently appears to be a mutual desire to renegotiate a better deal.  Everyone wants PEACE!

Addendum:  Following through on the above, as of today (June 27, 17), the former members of the FARC have surrendered their weapons and are working at reintegrating into Columbian society.   It has taken 9 months (!) for resolution of this half-century conflict, but it has happened at last.  Three cheers for Jupiter in LIBRA!

Jupiter will be in LIBRA for this next year — hopefully, there will be more enthusiasm within the international community for diplomacy, compromise and lasting peace.  In the end, it always starts with the individual.  We can begin the process best by finding our own inner peace, then extending it out to our families, communities, countries and finally the entire world.  As the song goes, “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me”.