Unfortunately, this New Moon warns of potentially devastating events. The combined power of the Sun, Moon and erratic Uranus are all together in Taurus, which rules the earth and money.
Uranus shakes things up and can bring unexpected and shocking events which can be beneficial or difficult. However, the New Moon square to Saturn makes this shakeup potentially ominous as Saturn brings restrictions. Saturn in Aquarius can indicate control over humanity as evidenced by the on-going COVID-19 lock down.
Expect upsets regarding the earth, finances and the public.
The huge energies of the powerhouse planets of Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are still in play from early January and will continue to exert their combined influence throughout 2020. Saturn has moved into Aquarius but will go back into Capricorn, adding its energy to the ongoing transformation of old establishment institutions. Everything is changing, and already we see this unfolding through the pandemic and the change is worldwide.
Saturn restricts and Jupiter expands whatever is happening for good or bad. Pluto transforms, often painfully, and can dredge up hidden things. Expect to hear more dark secrets revealed throughout the year.
Neptune, which is associated with pandemics, water, oil, and delusion makes a difficult square to Venus, which rules money. The price of oil has reached a historic low and Congress has spent trillions on unexpected bailout and other pandemic related expenses. Millions of Americans are now out of work.
In the United States Sibley Chart, shown below, the New Moon conjunction with Uranus is over the 5th house of the stock market. Transiting Uranus and the New Moon are square the U.S.’ North Node in the 8th house of death, indicating unexpected karmic loss. The Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn conjunction is over the second house of money. The financial health of the U.S. and the world will be an ongoing issue.
Transiting Neptune is squared the U.S. Mars in Gemini in the 7th house of opponents. This energy indicates continued rising tensions with China, and today’s conflict with Iranian ships.
Transiting Neptune is opposite the U.S. natal Neptune, signaling a time for people to come together rather than remain apart. Empathy for others is growing and the United States’ Neptune in Virgo shows it is all about healing. There is growing compassion for those suffering from the virus or from the social effects both here and around the world. In the 9th house, this indicates government contributions to healing. Today, the U.S. Senate passed the $500bn small-business aid package.
The New Moon signals a good time for new beginnings and is usually auspicious for launching a new idea or project. However, this New Moon has some very difficult energies in play. Hopefully, the more positive aspects of the transiting Sun, Moon and Uranus to the United States’ Venus and Jupiter will soften and reduce the more dangerous elements of this time.