Someone call an astrologer!

In a week, Jupiter will be squaring Uranus.

Aspects between these two planets are typically associated with technological innovation. For example, their conjunction in 1969 coincided with the first moon landing very closely, and also with the introduction of the 747 jumbo jet (an oft-overlooked major event in connecting our world).

With that in mind, it is not surprising that we have some news of new technology. Yesterday, August 12th, entrepreneur and innovator Elon Musk introduced plans for a new form of transportation, a kind of pneumatic tube that could whisk passengers between cities at about 800 miles per hour. That's San Francisco to LA in about 45 minutes (but you probably still have to get to the station 2 hours before departure).

Anyway, while the overall timing vis-a-vis Jupiter and Uranus is spot on, Musk announced his plans with the moon void of course. Already, we can see that major hurdles are in the way. Summing up an exciting new idea in a jiffy, USA Today titled it's story, "Why Elon Musk's "Hyperloop" Transport Won't Work." Bloomberg was more measured in its approach, and in fact the experts they consulted suggested the plan might just work after all. Musk is apparently ready to pony up $6 billion to build a prototype.

There are many moments in any project. There is the decision to start work, there is the run of the first test model, and most importantly there is the opening for the public. But the announcement is a key step in the process, and doing so with the moon void is far from ideal. It won't jam up the project itself, but the attention the hyperloop gets is likely to be less than stunning.

It's the sort of thing an astrologer could help with...