All Eyes on Washington, D.C.

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January 6th and 20th are soon upon us and tensions are growing daily between all factions. Our country is divided like never before.

January 6 – Passion, Courage, Violence?

On January 6th, at noon in Washington, D.C., the Ascendant is 23 Aries and warrior planets Eries and Mars are conjunct in the sign of courage and taking a stand for what you believe. They are also conjunct the Fixed Star Altair, which is symbolized by a flying eagle, so appropriate for the political events taking place in Washington in the coming days.

Altair is thought to bestow hardiness and courage, especially when on the Ascendant.

Warrior Mars is very close to Uranus and moving toward an exact conjunction on January 20th, the day of the inauguration, a harbinger of unexpected events, passion and possible violence.

This is a plethora of courageous and volatile energy which could easily ignite and there could be unexpected attacks of some kind. As I write this, many people from across the country are making their way to Washington, D.C.

I expect high emotions on all sides, patriotism and possible violence on that or the surrounding days. Please pray for peace for all.

Powerful Full Moon in Aries October 1, 2020

This Full Moon is particularly intense with the Moon in fiery and combative Aries opposite the Sun in harmony-seeking Libra. The Full Moon always brings tension between competing areas in our lives such as the responsibilities of work versus home, the practical versus the emotional, male and female and so on. This Full Moon engages the tension between Libra which looks for peace and Aries which wants to strike out and make things happen now.

Aries is ruled by Mars, which is currently retrograde, turning the powerful and forceful energy inward. This Full Moon is linked to erratic Uranus in Taurus, making it possible for the unexpected to happen. We may feel the urge to act impulsively and aggressively.

The Full Moon is conjunct the wounded healer, Chiron, making this a highly emotional time for many. Issues long buried may come to the surface for release and healing. It would be  beneficial to observe and process your emotions rather than lashing out at others. This is an opportunity to heal and release what no longer serves your growth. Mars square Saturn brings issues of restriction to the forefront and you may feel you need to break free from anything that has been holding you back.

What about the bigger picture?

This Full Moon makes some difficult connections to the chart of the United States, squaring the Sun and the Moon and making challenging aspects to Jupiter and Saturn. Thankfully, there are more harmonious aspects to Uranus, the karmic North Node and the Ascendant which can help make this an easier time.

What can we expect?

This could mean more difficulties for our President (Sun) and the emotional state of the people of the United States (Moon). Things can get blown out of proportion or there can be big news from governmental officials (Jupiter). Mars squares Pluto in the U.S. chart bringing the possibility for more police or military involvement (Mars) and continued upheaval in social structures (Pluto). Connections to Neptune and Mercury bring the potential for continued pandemic concerns and obfuscation of the truth in the media. Look for more emphasis on socialism, humanitarian concerns and increased issues around drugs and alcohol.

My Advice

Stay away from large public gatherings for the next several weeks. Take this time to work on your own emotional healing and stay clear of aggressive people and situations. Guard against rash decisions or impulsive actions.

Hysteria in the Homeland

June 5 , 2020 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius 15:42 at 2:24:55 PM CST

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This is an angry Full Moon. The emotional Moon represents the people in mundane astrology and everyone is fired up and feeling the intensity.

We are living through a period of time that repeats the energy of the Fall of Rome, the Reformation, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.  

This year we have experienced unbelievable upheaval in our country. COVID-19, sheltering at home, masks, loss of jobs, businesses closed, murder hornets, people arrested for trying to earn money followed by a senseless murder that shocked the world. Peaceful protests were hijacked  by well-organized and obviously orchestrated multi-city anarchist riots, looting and the murder of many innocents. All of this is fomenting anger, fear, suffering and grief.   

How can it get worse?

This is a particularly dangerous Full Moon because of Mars. During this eclipse, the Moon makes a difficult square to the warrior planet. In addition, the Full Moon is opposite Venus retrograde which is not good for those in strained relationships, nor for the United States, as it opposes the country’s Ascendant. In addition, the Sun is conjunct Mars and squares Neptune, signaling continued violence and confusion.

Lunar Eclipses bring the push pull between opposing energies represented by the Sun which is opposite the Moon in the sky. This can be the push pull between work and home, man and woman and in mundane astrology, the government and the people.

And to top it off, Neptune continues its slow passage through Pisces. It is traveling over the 3rd house of the United States, which represents communication and the media.

Neptune brings delusion, confusion and lies and can also bring inspiration and spiritual connection. But it is hard to see the more positive aspects now as Neptune is in the nasty third decan of its travels through Pisces which just happens to be ruled by warrior Mars. Look for more lies and deception and more delusion and violent behavior from the public.

Neptune rules poisons, gas and water, and suicides, among other things, so it is possible that we will be dealing with flooding and many more of these challenges now and until it leaves Pisces at the end of March 2025. Tropical storm Cristobal is forming now in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall on June 5, just in time for the eclipse.

Transiting Uranus is shaking things up for the country as it makes a difficult square to the United States’ Nodes. This has karmic ramifications.

Powerful upheavals continue due to the rare conjunction of three of the solar system’s most powerful planets, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. This very long term conjunction brings major changes in the structures our society is built on and we are witnessing the fracturing of our foundations now. This is turning our financial world upside down as the conjunction is over the 2nd house of money for the United States. The Transiting Nodes are square the Midheaven of the United States, indicating difficult karmic events.

Right now Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are all retrograde slowing down and intensifying the power for change and making it more internal and individualized.

We have an ominous Solar Eclipse on June 21 followed by Mars entering Aries on June 27 where it will remain an unusually long time until January 7, 2021. During this time it will travel over the 4th house of the United States which represents the homeland, indicating terroristic and aggressive acts in our country.

There’s more of this to come I am afraid.

Talk about Intense – Full Moon on October 13, 2019!

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The Moon is almost full as I write this on October 10, 2019 and it is beautiful in the night sky. It will be officially full this coming Sunday, October 13 at 20 Aries and brings with it an array of challenging aspects.

The fiery Get it Started strength of Aries makes this a good time to set and act on your intentions. However, there are challenging aspects to consider.

The Sun in legal and fair-minded Libra squares Pluto (the great revealer) in Capricorn (control, integrity, politics), brings turmoil. Hidden and possible criminal information can become known at this time. Pluto brings destruction, purging and release in order to pave the way for new and positive transformation. Pluto rules big power and the struggles between the people and governments.

Full Moon square Pluto can bring up emotional power struggles, compulsive behavior, fears and violence. Venus in Scorpio is opposite Uranus in Taurus, shaking things up and bringing emphasis to Pluto’s actions and what we value.

Jupiter square Neptune causes us to be easily misled, either by others or by our own delusional thinking.  Challenging squares to Saturn can result in delays and emphasizes taking care of responsibilities.

All is not lost as positive aspects to beneficial Jupiter soften the impact of this tumultuous energy.

At the Full Moon, the Sun and Moon are in exact opposition, exactly 180 apart. This brings matters ruled by the Moon to the forefront while creating tension between those governed by both of these great lights. Matters ruled by the Sun (power, work, ego, action) are in tension to those ruled by the Moon (nurturing, home, intuition, emotion).

The effect of a Full Moon lasts about two weeks and intuition and emotions are high. This particular Full Moon brings opportunities to heal relationships.