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COSMIC WATCH:

With motivator Mars, in resourceful Virgo, forming a 135-degree linkup with expansive Jupiter, in practical Taurus, we can get a lot accomplished today. Although, with the Moon also in Virgo, it behooves us to focus our efforts and perfect our skills instead of going off in too many directions, which is sometimes the risk with Mars-Jupiter. We may also want to be more conservative with our expenditures and avoid any impulse buying. Too, it can be very tempting to overspend now being that we are in the thick of the holiday-shopping season.

“Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” Benjamin Franklin

Today’s Affirmation:  I am a good steward of my resources and all that I need or desire generously flows to me.

Famous People with Moon in Virgo: Madonna, Billy Ray Cyrus

In the News: After nearly nine years, the U.S. formally ended its mission in Iraq on Thursday and prepared to leave the country. Fewer than 200 persons will reportedly stay on in Iraq as part of a diplomatic mission.

Astrologically, the Iraq War first began with Uranus, the planet of change and revolution, at the zero degree mark of vague, elusive Pisces, and supposedly the reason for going into the country was to locate weapons of mass destruction, which were never found. Now, with liberating Uranus stationing direct at the 0 degree mark of assertive Aries, which is also, ironically, the sign of war and the military, the U.S. military is finally leaving that country. Seems rather symbolic to me that the U.S. combat forces stayed in Iraq the entire time that Uranus was in dissolving, disintegrating Pisces, a sign that is often more problematic and hazy to navigate. Too, the political  landscape and daily life in Iraq has greatly changed, the past nine years (Uranus), and Saddam Hussein‘s regime is no more.

Sadly, the Iraq war has claimed more than 4,500 American soldiers’ lives, in addition to tens of thousands of casualties, at a cost of over $800 billion (from wsj.com).

Patrice Thompson

Copyright 2011

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evening sky: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1371088

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