The tragedy and devastation that occurred with Hurricane Irene has crippled much of the Northeastern United States. After having email exchanges with several friends whom are currently paralyzed by the storm; it appears that there is no end in sight. Many are still without power and running water with no estimation date to when their utilities will be restored. It has truly been an awakening for those that believed a Category 1 Hurricane would be nothing for the Northeast to bear – when it actually could come close to rivaling Hurricane Katrina in estimated damage costs.
As an astrologer, it has been very difficult to watch. Since I do know enough astrometeorology to be dangerous, I have written several times about an East Coast Hurricane occurring around the time of the grand square in August. We are not out of the woods yet, it is possible for another major storm to strike the United States in the month of September.
On a much more positive note, this weekend could prove to be the beginning of relief for the storm ravaged areas on the East Coast. The Sun in Virgo (help and service to others) will make a trine to Jupiter in Taurus. This is a great aspect for lending a helping hand, as well becoming more optimistic about the future. For those suffering through the hardship of the storm, this could prove to be comforting. For those not affected by the storm, Sun trine Jupiter will provide you with self-confidence, hopefulness, optimism, and you will feel that luck is on your side. However, be careful not to be self-indulgent and self-righteous. If you get a chance to lend a hand to others take advantage of the good karma points this will provide. You may need to spend them later!
Over the Labor Day weekend, the Moon will move through Scorpio until Saturday evening when it will transition into Sagittarius. The Moon in Scorpio can make us feel very intense, and since the majority of the aspects on Saturday are difficult we could find ourselves feeling anxious (Mercury) and a bit off-center (Neptune). It will be imperative that we think things out before reacting to them, because things may not be as they seem and we will find our emotions running wild.
On Saturday evening, The Moon will move into Sagittarius and we will notice a huge change in the energy. Sagittarius is known for its ability to have fun so take advantage of that energy while it is available. The aspects of the Sagittarian Moon on Labor Day are very positive so make sure you take a day to relax, recharge your batteries, and celebrate your accomplishments of the past year.
Tarot Tune-Up: Get out your tarot or oracle decks. Shuffle the Cards. Ask yourself the following question, “What can I do to be a blessing to others?” Draw a card out of the deck. What card did you draw? Let me know in the comments below.
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