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I am fascinated with the Moon phases and the stellar skyscape.

Aries New Moon Reformation — April 7-14 2021

GZN Weekly newsletter

Overview

While Saturn square aspect to Uranus last week was a focus on the deniers, this week’s Mars square to Neptune is a spotlight on the powerless, the indigent and disadvantaged minority population in our midst. Universal rights as a goal means raising the profile of the forgotten. Jupiter in Aquarius and a trine aspect to Mars will magnify the aggressive powers of diplomacy. The Moon now in Aquarius transits through Pisces and Aries for the New Moon on Sunday (early morning GB, Europe and points east). The New Moon is sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini. Mars is the dispositor of the New Moon, gaining more influence for debate on issues of concern for humanity and the oppressed within our midst. The Moon is then, following the New Moon, in a square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn, before transiting into Taurus, as basic values are shaken. A stellium in Aries throughout the week presumes action.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday April 7th —  As the Moon in Aquarius transits between Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius,arriving at the conjunction aspect to Jupiter later today,disposed of by Uranus in Taurus, a revolution in values occurs.The social order becomes visible as injustice is exposed. The Moon in a sextile aspect to Venus prompts a more enlightened attitude. The Moon in a trine aspect to Mars in Gemini encourages an open discussion of topics regarding social order and injustice. Mercury in Aries and Mars in Gemini are in mutual reception, as discussions are re-enforced by actions.

Thursday April 8thThe Moon in Pisces highlights the need for a replacement of social values, for a greater empathy for the underprivileged minorities. The value that lies in observing our hypocrisy. The Sun in Aries approaches the sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini as we become more conscious of the power inherent in the controversy. Mercury in mutual reception with Mars intensifies the discussion while vowing changes. Neptune in a close semi-sextile aspect to Venus (a minor aspect but when in a very tight aspect — less than a degree of separation — gains in importance) therefore, empathy plays an increased role. 

Friday April 9th — The Moon in Pisces will transit to a conjunction aspect with Neptune today, as exploitations are exposed. Mercury in Aries is in a conjunction aspect to Chiron — the comet-asteroid or centaur — it is the wounded who  promote healing. Thoughts precede a change in actions. Additionally, the Mercury and Chiron conjunction aspect is in a close semi-sextile to Uranus in Taurus, as profound shifts in value systems are actualized. Venus in Aries and in a sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius denotes the benefits experienced through greater inclusiveness, and the acceptance basic human rights for fellow citizens.

Saturday April 10th — The Moon in Pisces is in a sextile aspect to Pluto in Capricorn early today, with an undermining of old assumptions about authority and power in social interactions taking place. The Moon ingress to Aries takes place for renewal of awareness with open eyes. Mercury sextile aspect to Saturn deepens the lessons of a painful experience.

Sunday April 11th —  The Moon’s conjunction aspect with Chiron in Aries is in a semi-sextile aspect to Uranus denoting disturbing lessons, or events that awaken our sensibilities. The New Moon in Aries later today, is an opportunity to restart the process that leads to greater enlightenment for individuals, and necessary for social change. The seeds for the new order are planted as the old order dissolves. Venus in Aries and a square aspect to Pluto in Capricorn represents attacks on the old order, that help to pry open the issues involved.

New Moon in Aries
April 11-12 2021

Monday April 12th —  The Moon in a conjunction aspect to Venus in Aries early today as the building blocks for a redefined social justice come into awareness. The Sun in Aries approaches the sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini, while Mars and Mercury are in mutual reception, enhancing the intellectual properties of Mars’ placement in Gemini, and the avid conversations that take place.  Minds can become enlightened through discussion.  Love rewards in giving up old values that oppress for personal advantage. The Sun approaches a close sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini, with the increase in consciousness for changed attitudes. The Moon ingress to Taurus and transits Uranus before the end of the day,

Tuesday April 13th — Earthquakes may follow the New Moon, as the magnetic force between the earth and Moon is strong, and the Moon’s conjunction aspect with Uranus today in Taurus signifies revolutionary change or symbolic earthquakes in this very earthy sign. A new government coalition in Israel could be one result as that government is in process. The Moon in a square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius follows, as new challenges are brought up, possibly dis-railing agreements.

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

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A Decaying Standard — March 31 – April 7 2021

Overview

The Sun and Venus in Aries, the most aggressive sign of the zodiac with direct fire energy, the will to succeed is strong. The Moon in Scorpio on Wednesday and trine aspect to Neptune and Mercury in Pisces makes a compassionate plea, leading to a transformation of honor and/or nobility. Saturn in Aquarius is sextile aspect to the Sun, with limitations on power applied with social awareness. The Moon in Sagittarius is trine aspect to Sun and Venus on Thursday and opposition aspect to Mars on Friday, as challenges to a swift achievement are mounted. The Moon in Capricorn on Saturday, when more perfection is desired, with a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus, adjustments in critical analysis are likely. On Sunday, the Moon in a square aspect to Sun and Venus, suggests a critical moment or crisis in developing new standards. On Monday, agreements are reached with the Moon sextile aspect to Mercury in Aries, fulfilling a just cause, although powerful enemies seek to overturn decisions as the Moon is in a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus. On Tuesday, the Moon is sextile aspect to the Sun, then sextile to Venus and trine aspect to Mars as the force for justice gains strength.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday March 31st — Venus supersedes the Sun in Aries, while Saturn is sextile aspect to the Sun, with a narrowing of expectations, perhaps with a focus on the most urgent issues. Jupiter in Aquarius is semi-sextile aspect to Mercury in Pisces with the Moon in Scorpio trine aspect to Neptune and Mercury, drawing the two back into relationship with more substantive responses that exceed expectations.

Thursday April 1st — The Moon in Sagittarius will be sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius as well as trine aspect to Sun and Venus in Aries in the afternoon hours.  A rush to judgement is tempered with a song sense of universality.  Pluto in Capricorn disposes of Saturn, such that a fundamental, festering cultural issue is exposed. It could be a Royal Family issue or one involving blue vs black in the US. The use of force or psychological pressure discriminates against the under-valued classes.

Friday April 2nd — The Moon in Sagittarius and in an opposition aspect to Mars in Gemini in the eastern half of the globe or pre-dawn in the US, pulls against the power of diversity. A sense of detachment from reality allows for power to continue with historical injustice. Retaliatory actions are likely today. The Moon in a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces obscures results, denying responsibility, or undermining status or opponents.

Saturday April 3rdMoon ingress Capricorn overnight or morning hours in the eastern half of the globe, indicates rational actions taken to preserve status. A square aspect to Chiron in Aries and a trine aspect to Uranus in Taurus indicates swift actions taken in attempts to reverse the outcome of the proceedings.

3rd Quarter Lunar Phase
April 4, 2021

Sunday April 4th — The Moon in Capricorn makes square aspects to Sun and Venus in Aries, aspects of conflict that produce actions. The Moon quincunx aspect to Mars in Gemini indicates a crisis in disseminating judgements. Mercury ingress to Aries produces a stellium.  Personal powers increase, although personal goals are developing. Venus sextile to Mars indicates a working relationship. The Moon transits the conjunction aspect to Pluto in Capricorn in the eastern half of the globe — pre-dawn in the US —  for a reordering of power.

Monday April 5thDisposed of by Saturn in Aquarius, Pluto holds the unconscious power inherent in the cultural context of national identity. The Moon ingress to Aquarius, forward to a search for enlightenment. The sextile aspect to Mercury in Aries helps to work through a mental process to satisfy emotional affinities.

Tuesday April 6th —  The Moon in a conjunction aspect to Saturn early in the day in Europe and the mid-east, pre-dawn in the US as difficulties increase in the path to greater inclusiveness. Immobile standards remain for basic resources and the ownership of wealth, although the Moon sextile aspect to the Sun in Aries and in a trine aspect to Mars in Gemini indicates greater awareness of universal goals for security.   

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

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Gimelstar
March 30, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

Full Moon Exposes Conflict — March 24-31 2021

Overview

With back-to-back mass shootings in the USA, prior to the full Moon, the issue of gun rights vs the right to citizens safety is certain to be at the top of the agenda. As soon as restrictions on travel are lifted, the nation starts to reopen, an opportunity to reassess social and legal rights and restrictions is present. The new administration and a Democratic-led Congress should help resolve the dead-lock that has prevented common-sense gun legislation from passage into law. Yet, the underlying issues of a lack of internalized socialization at the early educational developmental stage persist. Both Jupiter and Saturn are planets that represent the process of internalized connection with family and communities. While the full range of psychological development touches on the processes represented by all the planets and the inter-relationship, the Moon is a major indicator or emotional health. The Moon and its aspects in the natal chart are significant in assessing mental health.  Locking up all the crazies is not the solution to this problem. Better socialization processes and learning, issues involving Mercury and aspects to Mercury, are very important in developing mental health.  

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday March 24th — The Moon in Leo forms a square aspect to Uranus in Taurus with the opposition aspect to Saturn following, for a major configuration – the T-square. The conflict of individuals seeking recreational gun use against the universal threats to personal safety and a limitation of individual rights form the 3 legs of the arguments. Saturn in Aquarius represents the strong argument for the limiting of a total and universal right to be armed to preserve personal safety, as written in the US Constitution, and in the end, may not be universal and absolute after-all. The Moon trine to Chiron, the wounded healer is another voice in the argument, that of the injured and bereaved.

Thursday March 25th — The Moon in a quincunx aspect to Neptune early today could be a sign that the argument for personal enjoyment of lethal weapons, tending to enhance a sense of personal power over the environment and over potential threats to personal safety, is diminished. At the same hour, the opposition aspect of the Moon to Jupiter in Aquarius could expand the sense of social awareness, such as the like-minded group of gun-owners, who protest and infringement of their second Amendment rights.   Mars conjunct Rahu (the north lunar node) in Gemini, leads to future development. It could now be the starting point of new initiatives (Mars) for future social agreements (Rahu) that settle the arguments (Gemini) resolving legal issues. Venus in a conjunction aspect with the Sun in Aries emphasizes the individual’s right to peace.  The Moon ingress to Virgo late in the day or early morning in the eastern hemisphere.

Friday March 26th — The Moon in Virgo is in quincunx aspects to Sun, Venus and Chiron by mid-day, prompting practical solutions. Measures that work in practice are more valuable than ideological theories. The Moon trine aspect to Uranus favors practical safety measures, a quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius could conflict with organized power’s opposition to gun control.    

Saturday March 27th — The Moon in Virgo in an opposition aspect to Mercury in Pisces early today, draws on the expression of unconscious fears and anxieties. Mercury is disposed of by Neptune in Pisces, and is approaching the conjunction aspect to Neptune. Appeals to emotional sensitivities could help resolve the impasse. The Moon makes a trine aspect to Pluto in Capricorn late in the day, allowing for resolutions that transform the legal debate.

Full Moon
March 28, 2021

Sunday March 28th — At the Full Moon today, with the Sun conjunction aspects to Chiron and Venus in Aries, and quincunx aspect to Uranus in Taurus, indicates revolutionary proposals to issues of the current soli-lunar cycle. A trine aspect from the Moon in Libra to Saturn in Aquarius, and then to Mars in Gemini, helps to adjust positions on the resolution, legislation restricting the right to own lethal firearms becomes close to imperative.

Monday March 29th — Morning in Washington, the Moon in Libra is quincunx aspect to the Mercury-Neptune conjunction in Pisces, with the power to legislate issues in a fair and balance manner, could become distorted. A trine aspect from the Moon to Jupiter could find easy advancement of the documents to ensure the rights of individuals to life in an imperfect and dangerous world.

Tuesday March 30thSun and Venus are sextile aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, while the Moon ingress to Scorpio early today, reaches the opposition aspect to Uranus in Scorpio a few hours later. There are radical elements that may seek to undermine the majority, and return to a more liberal gun policy. The Moon makes a square aspect to Saturn late in the day, as violent demonstrations are quelled by force.  

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
March 23, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel

All Things at the Equinox — March 17-24 2021

Overview

The Moon transits from Taurus to Leo this week, while the Sun ingress Aries at the equinox on March 20. The exact time of the equinox varies depending on location of the viewer. There is a stellium of planets in Pisces until March 20 when the Sun ingress Aries. Venus follows the Sun to ingress Aries on the 21st (Sunday), with the Moon ingress to Cancer for the square aspect totheSun, an emotional impact. Saturn trine aspect to Mars and Mercury sextile aspect to Uranus make Sunday an eye-opening day. Saturn trine aspect Mars generates energy, even though it is an easy aspect of acceptance, effective on Monday in the building phase of MarsSaturn cycle, it could initiate new challenges. The Moon transits to the opposition aspect to Pluto in Capricorn with Mercury square aspect to Mars, indicating that responses to challenges are harsh and immediate. The Moon in opposition aspect to Pluto on Tuesday is a test for establishment power. The ingress of the Moon to Leo follows with a trine to Venus conjunction aspect with the Sun in Aries, an acceptance, although a harsh message is sent with Mercury square aspect to Mars.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday March 17th — The Moon in Taurus separates from the square aspect to Saturn in Aquarius before daybreak, and transits to the square aspect with Jupiter in Aquarius. Legal restraints may allow more freedom as a result. A difficult process leads to greater satisfaction, although some compromise is required as the Moon is sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces. A social gathering results in an increase in the spread of Covid-19 disease.    

Thursday March 18thVenus in Pisces plays a pivotal role today, with sextile aspects to Pluto in Capricorn and to the Moon in Taurus. The Moon in Taurus represents personal values, and in a trine aspect to Pluto, respects power. Venus moderates to request assistance so that adjustments in plans can be made. The Moon sextile aspect to Venus and the Sun late in the day (morning on Friday in the eastern hemisphere) when reserve resources become depleted. The Moon ingress to Gemini follows.

Friday March 19th — The Moon in Gemini makes a square aspect to Mercury in Pisces, with a softer approach to issues of welfare, then a conjunction aspect to Mars and trine aspect to Saturn in Gemini, imposing restrictions on achieving goals, although structure is vital for agreements. Read the fine print before signing. The Sun ingress to Aries takes place overnight US time zones. With Mercury, Neptune and Venus in Pisces, ambitions must be tempered with compassion to succeed. 

Spring Equinox
March 20, 2021

Saturday March 20th — The first full day with the Sun at 0° Aries; new horizons are envisioned, as the dispositor of the Sun is Mars in Gemini.  However, Mars must accept limitations imposed by Saturn, requiring a restructuring of plans. Being mindful of economy allows for greater achievement. The Moon in a trine aspect to Jupiter in Aquarius with an increase of opportunity to travel, especially by air. There is a desire to expand horizons. The Moon, in a square aspect to Neptune at mid-day (EDT) and trine aspect to Jupiter, indicates that investigations uncover dubious actions, possibly resulting in criminal indictments, as the Moon transits DJT’s natal Uranus and Sun in Gemini, resulting in his change of status.

Sunday March 21stVenus ingress to Aries while in a conjunction aspect to the Sun early in the day, while the Moon ingress to Cancer makes a square aspect to both the Sun and Venus. Intentions are made clear on this day of the first quarter Moon phase. Crisis develops in the open. The Moon in a square aspect to Chiron by evening with and a trine aspect to Mercury.  An element of shock exists with the sextile aspect between the Moon and Uranus, and Uranus sextile to Mercury.  Information released has the power to heal. Mars trine aspect to Saturn increases in strength, as more details come out. Jupiter in a semi-sextile aspect to Neptune inflates the preposterous suppositions (claims). The Moon in a trine aspect to Mercury in Pisces indicates that conspiracy theories travel faster that fact.  

Monday March 22nd — As Mars in Gemini supersedes the trine aspect to Saturn in Aquarius, and the sextile aspect to Mercury in Pisces, more aggressive expressions are made concerning goals and ambitions. The Moon trine aspect to Neptune in Pisces overnight (morning hours in Europe and the ME) as emotions hopes and fears predominate. Incidents of infection rates of the Covid-19 illness give rise to anxiety. Election results in Israel are uncertain.

Tuesday March 23rd — The power of unconscious desires is strong today. You may feel oppressed by the situation. You may need to find an outlet for your emotions, but try to avoid excesses or irrational actions. The Venus conjunction aspect with the Sun in Aries helps to moderate expressions of authority. However, Jupiter in a semi-square aspect to the Sun raises expectations. Chiron in a semi-sextile aspect to Uranus reminds us that the wise attitude is to remain calm.  

You may be interested in my book Our Cosmic Imprint is now available online at Amazon bookstore in paperback or ebook format. It should be of interest to the novice astrologer or the curious as well as those advanced in astrological practice. Here is the link to the book https://amzn.to/35bFC7w

To find your personal aspects, check for transits of current planets to natal chart positions. Don’t know your chart? Ask Gimelstar! gimelstar@shoshananeshri.com

To comment please send email to: comment@shoshananeshri.com  Sign up for the mailing list to receive your weekly aspect review in your own mailbox. Click on the Free Offer link to get your free PDF of sign keywords www.shoshananeshri.com

Gimelstar
March 16, 2021
Jerusalem, Israel