Intellectual Mercury in creative Leo is forming a 120-degree trine to Uranus in self-expressive Aries (9:27 am EDT). Uranus is considered the higher octave of Mercury and is linked with our more brilliant or genius impulses and also our intuition. Mercury-Uranus tends to quicken our mental activity, in addition to helping to showcase our original perceptions. It can also suddenly ignite our intuition, or the voice of our spirit. Accordingly, today may be an excellent day for brainstorming, trying new approaches to old problems, making discoveries, and for tuning into that “still, small voice within” for wisdom and guidance. [emphasis added]
Trying new approaches to old problems? Is that what explains why Sandy Weill, the man everyone is crediting with shattering the Glass-Steagall Act, was now saying he was wrong and that the wall between banks and investment companies should be rebuilt?
Then there are the Republicans, led by Senator John McCain and Rep. John Boehner, who have publicly disawowed Rep. Bachmann for her unsupported anti-Muslim slurs against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff.
Don Young's campaign ad endorsing Representative Mazie Hirono in the Hawaii Democratic primary isn't quite as shocking. After being repeatedly elected to Congress since 1973, he seems to feel he can say or do whatever he wants without worrying about reelection. Plus, Alaskan and Hawaiian members of Congress have a history of reaching out across the aisle to protect their common interests. But prominent national Republicans don't normally endorse Democrats these days, particularly not in television ads.
And while I was checking the star alignments, I thought I might see whether Mitt Romney's horoscope (he was born March 12) for July 26 might have warned him to be nice in London yesterday. Possibly, except there was no agreement. And most it was ambiguous.
Here are some examples:
I imagine Romney's financial outloook is always 'very good.' Strong and straightforward probably wasn't good advice. And whatever female friend warned him, financial matters weren't the problem.
PiscesFebruary 19-March 20Remain stable, strong and straightforward in the duties you must perform today. However, remain receptive to the advice an experienced and knowledgeable female friend will offer you regarding a particular money matter. Lucky Number: 401 Financial Outlook: very good Compatible Sign: Scorpio (Star Telegram)
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’ll be in the position to choose your focus. Look at the moral implications, and let them weigh heavily on your decision-making process. Enjoying what you do is not a sufficient reason for doing it. (Philstar) [emphasis added]His problem (the ones we know about anyway) was more in the realm of etiquette than morality. Perhaps the last line is the one he should have paid attention to.
Looks like Mitt should have read this Spokane newspaper - get more info. . .perplexed . . . thinking on a different level from other people. He should cut this one out and read it every day.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) • • • • Reach out for more information. You might be more perplexed than you realize and could be thinking on a different level from many other people. (The Spokesman)
PISCES. (Feb. 18 - March 18): This is an auspicious time for dusting off an old project or aspiration. See where it stands. You may find it's more doable than ever. (SF Chronicle)Well, he is revisiting the Olympics, isn't he? Maybe the folks in London are going to show him how doable it is. What did the Prime Minister say? "it's easy to run an Olympics in 'the middle of nowhere.'" Ouch. Not exactly the good host either. (The mayor of Salt Lake City has since invited Cameron to 'the middle of nowhere.')
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)This Canadian newspaper seems to have been telling him to chill the first couple of days and it did warn him about a 'goofy element.' It just didn't say he was the goofy element.
If you’re travelling, just go with the flow today and tomorrow. If you’re not travelling, the next two days are a poor time to book a reservation somewhere. There’s a goofy element at loose in the world. It is what it is. (National Post)
PISCES (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20):Is this one suggesting a turnaround for Mitt in the next couple of days? Will Mitt seem smarter and the Brits look dumb if something goes really wrong during the Olympics? Does being right override being a polite guest? Except that Mitt has since said he "expects a highly successful Olympics."
The pressure has been cranking up for quite some time and over the next few days it may even become intolerable. But you are tougher than you look and will rise to the challenge. Give as good as you get. (Globe and Mail)
The Independent (Ireland) didn't gave me their July 26 horoscope. I got July 27 instead and I couldn't help but feel they wrote this especially for Mitt, with the knowledge of his first day in London:
Pisces: Be disciplined and careful not to alienate people with your powerful feelings. This will make life less intense and you will find it easier to cope. Watch out for your need to control events and circumstances just now. You will feel much more relaxed if you do not try so hard. Love will find a way.