Yes, Scorpio season is upon us, and it only seems right that we should slither into it on the heels of Mars in Libra applying a square to Pluto in Capricorn on the 22nd. Mars is Scorpio’s traditional ruler, while Pluto has been attributed to Scorpio in more modern texts. There’s a tension here between these two, and that’s why our visions of the future world can feel as if they come to us as if from another time. Luckily, Mercury is in Libra, which gives us plenty of time to think things over and “be flexible,” a useful approach given Mercury’s inconjunct aspect to Uranus in Taurus on the 24th followed by Mercury’s inconjunct aspect to Neptune on the 30th. Inconjunct aspects are uncomfortable, but in many ways they can teach us to notice our own feelings and learn to move through them with respect for however many show up.
The last quarter moon in Leo is all about respecting your energy and those whose energy fuels you. Mars enters Scorpio the day after the last quarter moon in Leo on the 28th. And, while it may be tempting to hide behind the signs (or behind a very curated social media feed), it couldn’t hurt to say what you mean directly — damn the consequences!
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia. During the calls with Prime Minister Najib Mikati, Macron said France and Saudi Arabia expressed their commitment to Lebanon, despite Saudi Arabia's uneasiness with Iran’s sway over the small Mediterranean country
MOSCOW (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that's seen as a sign of a potential invasion. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov confirmed plans on Saturday to Russia's state news agency RIA Novosti and said it will take place in the evening. "The presidents will decide themselves” how long the conversation will
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Divock Origi’s last-gasp goal gave Liverpool a 1-0 win at Wolverhampton on Saturday that provisionally lifted it to the top of the English Premier League. Origi collected a smart cutback from Mo Salah in injury time and swiveled before slotting in the ball, just as it looked as if Liverpool would fail to score for the first time in eight months. The visitors missed good chances in the last 30 minutes, with Diogo Jota wasting one of the best when goalkeeper Jose Sa's
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