Weekly Horoscope: Some Crazy Astrological Happenings Fall On Tuesday's Election Day
Some interesting astrological happenings are coming our way on Election Day in the U.S.
How will history be shaped this Tuesday, November 6? That question has been hanging in the balance for many U.S. voters who have been counting down the days to a watershed midterm election. And astrologically, this day is no less tide-turning.
For one thing, the moon's North Node, aka, the "cosmic destiny point," leaves Leo's gilded palace and decamps to Cancer's watery hearth until May 5, 2020. As the sign that rules families, domestic affairs, and the divine feminine, the world's "sensitivity chip" may finally be reinstalled—especially after a year-plus of ego-trips, elitism, and tempestuous Twitter wars (the shadow side of the Leo North Node). Since Cancer is an insular sign, border policies may become stricter in many countries but perhaps kinder to those who are let in to unfamiliar places and spaces.
Since Cancer is the sign of the alpha female, women will continue to mobilize and push issues of concern to the forefront of the news and political agendas.
Environmentally, the world's focus may turn to issues like clean water, desalinization, overfishing, the disappearance of coral reefs (which affects the entire oceanic ecosystem), rising sea levels, and dealing with the impact of hurricanes and tsunamis on coastal cities. The rights of children and families will also be hot topics, and how we feed ourselves—from the impact of the grocery industry's overproduction to the 14 million starving in Yemen at time of this writing—could become a louder clarion call. Since Cancer is the sign of the alpha female, women will continue to mobilize and push issues of concern to the forefront of the news and political agendas.
Simultaneously, the moon's South Node—a position associated with karmic lessons—will traverse earthy Capricorn, the sign that rules big businesses, the economy, environmental conservation, and the patriarchy. Will this put the kibosh on the sexist stronghold in many governments and institutions around the world? Force us to rethink the way we produce and distribute our natural and financial resources, as well as the types of energy we use? Climate experts are predicting a disastrous impact on the planet in merely 12 years if the world does not take measures to keep the global temperatures from rising 1.5 degrees Celsius.
With earth sign Capricorn getting a karmic comeuppance from the South Node, along with Saturn and Pluto (through 2020 and 2024, respectively), privileged bubbles are bound to burst. It's interesting to note that the last time the North Node was in Cancer and the South Node in Capricorn was from April 10, 2000, to October 13, 2001. During that period, the dot-com bubble burst, crushing many an IPO dream. The tragic attacks of September 11th shifted global alliances. The U.S. presidential election between George W. Bush and environmentalist Al Gore was so close that a recount was required. While we are NOT hoping for a repeat performance of these types of travesties, they were a moment that marked economic upheaval along with rising xenophobia, which can be hallmarks of the challenging lessons this nodal pairing brings.
But wait...there's more: "Power to the people" Uranus—whose radical style has been undeniably cramped since shifting into Taurus this past May 15—retreats into combative Aries from Tuesday until March 6, 2018, which could fire up activists AND autocrats alike. This four-month transit is Uranus' final lap through the Ram's realm for another 80-plus years. From March 11, 2011, until May 15, 2018, the side-spinning planet tour up the political landscape, bringing major awakenings and outcries around the globe: the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter and the Women's March, to name a few. We also saw the emergence of some scary factions like ISIS and the alt-right. With game-changer Uranus retrograde in Aries until January 6, 2019, then direct until March 6, we may see another surge of "take it to the streets" protests and a demand for marginalized voices to REALLY be heard...a culmination of the last eight years or revolutionary efforts that have played out on the world stage.
On Wednesday, there's a powerful new moon in Scorpio.
And if that wasn't enough to make your head spin, Wednesday brings a new moon in Scorpio, riling up everyone's desire to give our lives a sexy and extreme makeover. This is also the final day of truth-seeking Jupiter's 13-month tour through Scorpio, a time that revived the #MeToo movement and brought issues of sexual harassment and abuse into the headlines like never before.
On Thursday, Jupiter enters Sagittarius and might bring on the peace.
THEN, on Thursday, November 8, get ready for a heavenly homecoming party as Jupiter returns to its home sign of Sagittarius until December 2, 2019, its first visit here in over a decade! (The last sojourn was December 2007 to January 2009.) This bridge-building cycle could bring back the love between warring factions and help to foster open dialogues between cultures and socioeconomic groups. While the North Node in Cancer may evoke a nationalist mindset, Jupiter in Sagittarius will call for globalist thinking. If ever there were a time that the world needed to come together—if only to preserve the planet itself(!)—it is here and now.