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A Power Conflict Reverses – August 5-12 2020

The Moon travels through Pisces to Taurus this week, transiting, Neptune, Chiron, Mars and Uranus. A journey for wisdom and renewal, for a radical change in the atmosphere. Mercury ingress Leo and Venus to Cancer, as more assertiveness in the face of a pandemic alters daily life for millions. Authorities begin to act more boldly, with the Sun and Mercury in Leo, showing a desire to heroically conquer the disease.  It is easier to boast than to deliver.  Mars in Aries and square aspects to Jupiter retro and Pluto retro in Capricorn initiates a wider investigative search, a goal to undermine authority occurs simultaneously.  Pluto is deeply rooted in the past and sees far into the future, transforming power, reversing class status, and awakening dormant passions.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

August 5, 2020
San Francisco, CA
7:00 AM

Wednesday August 5th – The Moon in Pisces makes a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Ceres as inspiration to serve the community envelopes the younger generations, with selfless acts of kindness. The sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) follows later in the day, as improved attitudes take effect and improve distribution of necessary resources. Mars in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Jupiter is jarring to the sensibilities. Ambition and justice in social -political matters collide.

Thursday August 6thCeres and Moon in Pisces are disposed of by Neptune. The Moon in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combing) with Neptune, sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Jupiter and semi-sextile (30 deg, nudge) to Mars in Aries could be the release of favorable news from the log-jam of dis-information v. truth. A plunge into the abyss could result in the extinction of a false narrative. Mars in the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Jupiter continues today with less intensity. A slow realization that there is truth in the counter-narrative.

Friday August 7th – The Moon ingress to Aries in the morning hours (US time zones), with Venus ingress Cancer four hours later, as initiatives begin to bear fruit. The Moon in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Mercury by mid-day, coincides with a rush to report results. Ceres retro in Pisces and in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Uranus in Taurus this week, as the under-represented segments of society push for more accountability.

Saturday August 8th – The Moon transits Chiron in Aries (0 deg, combining) conjunction aspect, overnight or early morning in Europe and mid-East. The unconscious goals surface, the lessons can be applied to an awakening (Moon semi-sextile-30 deg, nudge- to Uranus in Taurus) as the Moon is then in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to the Sun in Leo. Mercury is in a trine aspect to Chiron late in the day, as the Moon transits Mars (0 deg, combining), with a strengthened initiative, and the lessons of history (Chiron) play an increasing role in success.  

Sunday August 9th – The Moon in Aries and square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Pluto retro in Capricorn, a foreshadowing of events to come in the next few days when Mars will be square aspect to Pluto.  Mercury in Leo is in a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Chiron retro in Aries, with an increased flow of mentored dialogue addressing the ills of the overly burdened, and the hopes of future generations, as Mercury is also in a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Ceres in Pisces.  The Moon ingress Taurus late in the day, for more determination.

Monday August 10thMercury in Leo is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus, a sign that there are severe disruptions in communication, affecting health and the economy. The Sun in a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Jupiter in Capricorn and another quincunx aspect to Neptune retro in Pisces, as Jupiter and Neptune are in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful), indicates attempts to bring a coordinated response to the covid-19 pandemic could be successful.

Tuesday August 11th – The Moon in Taurus is square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to the Sun in Leo, the 3rd quarter Moon phase, indication of a crisis in dissemination. The Moon is in a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Jupiter in the disseminating phase, as social issues gain power.  Mars is approaching a square aspect to Pluto retro in Capricorn as questions on the use of political power, and the possible removal of officials, causes alarm.  

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August 4, 2020
Jerusalem

Uranus’ Impact at the Full Moon – July 29 – August 5 2020

The Moon in Sagittarius on Wednesday, is making a grandtrine in fire signs with Chiron in Aries and the Sun in Leo, bringing attention the political maneuverings in the final days the summer session of Congress.  Finalized deal on an economic impact package is likely to be announced with the grand-trine influence, speeding up the economy, brightening the future for many who are heavily impacted. Opinions oppose establishment actions, while empathizing with demands for change in police policies.  This may be the majority, while police are villainized, as Jupiter separates from Pluto in Capricorn.  Friday, with the Moon in Capricorn, signifies a calmer aura. Saturday, however, would be a volatile day, as the Moon ignites Mars in Aries with a square aspect, and continues to transit Jupiter and Pluto, as fresh conflicts are stirred up. The Moon in a conjunction aspect with Saturn on Saturday brings a respite or a cease-fire agreement. The Full Moon on Aug 3rd has Uranus in Taurus mediating at the focal point. Taurus is a domain of centripetal force, drawing inward, and an earth sign of material/financial concerns.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 29th – Legislative actions go smoothly this morning, with the Moon in Sagittarius trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to the Sun in prideful Leo, as the legislature is meeting this obligation. The Moon moves to a trine aspect with Chiron in Aries.  A fortunate grand-trine configuration is a possibility for some folks with planets in the fire signs.  There is a tendency to grandstand or filibuster with this aspect. Venus in Gemini is quincunx aspect (150 deg, difficult) to Pluto in Cap, a possible manipulative side-step could derail actions (maybe a veto).  Mercury in Cancer is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mars in Aries while the Moon is quincunx aspect to Uranus In Taurus. A strong backlash could prompt reversals.

Thursday July 30th – The Moon in Sagittarius is trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Mars in Aries, allowing actions that follow swiftly to initiate the goals, the laws and commands. Mercury in Cancer is trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Neptune in Pisces. Supportive measures are helpful to communicate the position of the movement for reform. Jupiter retro sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Neptune retro signals overwhelming support for the disadvantaged.

Friday July 31st –  The Moon ingress to Capricorn early today speaks for business acuity. Be prepared to meet the opposing side in a conflict. Later in the day, the Moon is in a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to the Sun in Leo and forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Chiron retro in Aries. An emotional appeal is met with an opponent’s stronger position, as the Sun is trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Chiron. However, with the Sun approaching the square aspect to Uranus, the outcome could be amazing as the Moon makes a trine aspect to Uranus overnight.

Saturday August 1st – With Mercury in Cancer in a partile opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Pluto in Capricorn, the Moon prepares for the transit over the positions of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn all in retro motion, in Capricorn. The retrograde motion does not negate the properties we ascribe to the planets, but turns the impact inward. Thereby, the outward effect has less of an impact. We in the US, in Israel and China, at least, area going through a process of re-negotiating the reigns of power.  The power is not diminished, only re-organized, and directed inward, conducive to reform. The Moon is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mars in Aries, calling into question the impulsive actions of the Mars aggressiveness. The Moon, in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) to Jupiter in Capricorn, could signify a court injunction that squelches police actions.  Mercury opposition aspect with Pluto reveals the inner process of power centers, as secret documents could be released now. Neptune in a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Jupiter and the Moon, and Venus quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Pluto modify the impact of the rulings to become less than absolute.

Sunday August 2nd – The Moon in Capricorn pushes back with a reality check, opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Mercury in Cancer, and quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Venus in Gemini to garner support.  The Moon meets Saturn with the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) as a ruling becomes publicized. The continuing Sun square aspect to Uranus, (90 deg, harsh) confirms that these are indeed revolutionary times. The revolution is an internalizing process (retrograde planets in Capricorn). Decisions that impact the future of the governments that rule are now made by courts or dictators. The Moon ingress to Aquarius late in the day.

Full Moon in Aquarius
Aug 3, 2020

Monday August 3rd –  The Full Moon in Aquarius is in square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus. During this implosion of power (JupiterPlutoSaturn retro in Cap), realizing self-care in the medical field and citizens taking responsibility for government decisions are two outcomes of the year. Personal responsibility for protection from the disease of the pandemic and personal responsibility for police reform constitute the true revolution (Uranus).  Mars in Aries is also square aspect to Jupiter in Cap. Social volatility becomes institutionalized, or inflamed as a gathering of protestors increases. Mercury in Cancer is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Saturn in Cap. If the POTUS intends to resign, this would be a perfect time as Pluto is in opposition aspect to his natal Saturn in Cancer, while natal Venus is in opposition to the midpoint of the transiting Jupiter-Pluto. He may instead execute a presidential veto or other executive emergency actions.

Tuesday August 4th –  In the disseminating phase of the lunar cycle, with the Moon in Aquarius, new alliances may be formed with shared ideals.  Mars in Aries is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Jupiter in Capricorn, as individual expansion may be rejected for the greater good and social justice. The Moon in a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Venus in Gemini, allows for adjustments in certain circumstances of hardship, with Venus in a quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Saturn in CapVenus in Gemini is in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) to Rahu, the north lunar node, and Mercury, the dispositor of Venus ingress to Leo, as we look forward with a more positive view and hopeful attitude.   

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July 28, 2020
Jerusalem

Uranus: Agent for Change – July 22-29 2020

If you are looking for change, radical change, not the ordinary garden variety, look to Uranus and aspects to Uranus. For the next two months, Uranus is at 10 deg, Taurus, the fixedearth sign of the zodiac.  It has already begun to slow in its progress, as we perceive it from our geo-centric position, and will continue slowly until the end of August, when it will be perceived to be reversing its progression, joining the retrograde chorus of the outer planets, also Jupiter and Saturn retrograde. It is a time of general review of the national scene, and personal involvement in the universal projects that confront us all. Uranus in Taurus is deeply ingrained in matters of health and economics. This energy is radical, and moving slowly. It will take time to resolve the issues involved. After reversing direction in August, this eccentric force will be retrograde until mid-January 2021. 

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 22ndThe Sun and Moon in Leo, one day after the New Moon. Mercury in Cancer is sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Uranus. It is normal now to feel protective of home and family. Taking precautions helps to stem the rate of infection during this pandemic. The Moon is quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Neptune early in the day, adding to nervous energy or help those with creative meditation that transcends the nervous energy. There is a Yod formation as the Moon is also quincunx to Jupiter. We live another unconventional day, finding a creative display of the social restrictions.

Thursday July 23rd – The Moon in Virgo forms a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Uranus in Taurus, possibly finding unexpected benefits. The Moon is later in a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Mercury in Cancer, as the effort to make repairs in the home, to supply the family with necessities or to feel good about helping others makes the day. A quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) from the Moon to Mars in Aries could help to purify emotions. Finally, a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) from the Moon to Venus in Gemini helps to engage in a friendly argument toward evening.

Friday July 24th – The Moon in Virgo is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, polarized) to Neptune in Pisces and trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Jupiter in Capricorn. Mercury in Cancer is trine aspect to Ceres in Pisces, finding concern for the children who lack essentials creates humanitarian action. Escaping from danger, with a social life-raft, avoids a collapse of health. The Moon in a trine aspect to Pluto retro in Cap receiving crucial aid is life-saving.  The Moon trine to Saturn retro in Cap, indicates a possible debt incurred, as restrictions are applied.

Saturday July 25th – The Moon in Libra is in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to the Sun in Leo overnight, or afternoon on the 24th in the eastern hemisphere, receiving encourages satisfaction.  For some there is improved health, and as the Moon is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Chiron retro in Aries—congratulations on the wise and correct actions. The Moon then is quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Uranus in Taurus, indicating possible upsets or disagreements. Then a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mercury in Cancer proves difficult until the opposition aspect to Mars in Aries creates some balance. Proposals can be made that satisfy opposing view-points.

1st Quarter Moon
July 27, 2020

Sunday July 26th – The Moon in Libra is trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Venus in Gemini. Venus is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces, a conflict that may dissolve with force, and quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Jupiter in Capricorn, for unexpected gain. the Moon is in a quincunx aspect to Neptune in Pisces, as new arrangements are made concerning debt. The Moon is then in a square aspect to Pluto in Cap, and then to Saturn in Cap. Consequences follow, as uneven recovery poses problems for containment of the virus.

Monday July 27th – At the first quarter Moon phase, the Sun at 4 deg Leo is transiting the 12th House of DJT, the Moon in Scorpio will be in an opposition aspect (180 deg, polarized) to Uranus in Taurus shortly after the hour of the 1st quarter Moon. This would put the Sun in a T-square focus point, prompting action. If Trump speaks, he could be deemed neurotic as the fall point of the configuration is in his natal 6th House. This indicates very unbalanced rhetoric coming from the officials. Venus transiting is in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Trump’s natal Rahu, and conjunction aspect with the mid-point of his natal UranusSun conjunction aspect. When he speaks today, it will reflect strongly on his future. Pluto in transit is in a partile opposition aspect to Trump’s natal Saturn. Venus is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune and a quincunx aspect (120 deg, complex) to Jupiter in Capricorn, indicating that corrupt practices are revealed, with Mercury square aspect to Mars.   

Tuesday July 28th – The Moon is in a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Mercury in Cancer early in the day, followed by a trine aspect to Neptune, initiating a grand-trine configuration, a circuit of energy in the water (emotional flow) elementMars in Aries holds on to a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Mercury in Cancer, as strong accusations are made in the press.  

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July 21, 2020
Jerusalem

A New Moon Turns to Confront the Virus – July 15-22 2020

The Moon in Taurus sextile aspect to the Sun in Cancer on Wednesday, as the Sun is in opposition aspects to Jupiter and Pluto. The New Moon next Monday is in an opposition aspect to Saturn retrograde. The New Moon represents a starting point of the lunar cycle. The seeds of the cycle, planted during the final phase of the previous cycle, are now given the fuel needed to bring about a new beginning. Cancer, as the sign associated with the home and parentage, is the sign ruled by the Moon.  The Moon is strong here, the feminine or Yin energy for fertility, vital for growing crops for the season.  Vital for nutrition and young people looking toward the future. Cancer is the sign of a nurturing parent. As the nation and the world looks for leadership to combat the virus, leadership, signified by the sign Capricorn is sadly lacking. It is as through the leaders have turned aside in confronting this threat to the health of the people. In many nations, the authorities (Saturn n Capricorn) have disregarded the advice of the health professionals, leaving the virus to accelerate. 

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday July 15th – The Sun in Cancer is in a partile opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Pluto retro in Capricorn. Pluto is still in a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Jupiter retro, inflating the Pluto effort for total transformation. A cultural revolution could be indicated, although the pandemic is suppressing action. Saturn retro in Capricorn is the dispositor of Jupiter and Pluto and thus has an influence comparable to a conjunction aspect. The Moon in Taurus is trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to the Pluto-Jupiter conjunction and sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to the Sun, indicating measures to protect health are implemented, even as the virus surges. The Moon in a sextile aspect (60 deg, helpful) to Neptune places the Moon sextile aspect to the Midpoint of a sextile aspect between Neptune and the Pluto-Jupiter conjunction in Cap. This is another indication that the virus is out of control.

Thursday July 16th – As the world staggers under the pandemic, targeted action is needed. Uranus is semi-sextile aspect (30 deg, slightly favorable) to Mars in Aries and the Moon in Gemini indicates that not just talk but action taken could diminish the surge. Manipulating statistics is not a solution. The Moon is sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Mars in Aries, then moves to the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Venus. Targeted action is well received as life-saving measures are put in place. Lock-down emergency orders could be made.

Friday July 17th – The Moon in Gemini makes a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces, and quincunx aspects (150 deg, complex) to the PlutoJupiter pair in Capricorn.  Some efforts to control the spread of the virus begin to show results. At this Balsamic Moon phase, we are focused on the future and what a new cycle will bring. It is now that we can make preparations and plans for the cycle to emerge with the lessons of the past applied.  

Saturday July 18th – Emergency measures are prepared as the Moon in Gemini is quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Saturn in Capricorn, hoping to repair damages suffered due to a lack of responsibility and false statements by leaders. The Moon ingress to Cancer where it will form a conjunction aspect to Mercury late in the day. The Moon is in its domain in Cancer. Communication is about health and security. Accepted wisdom rejects the present situation as acceptable with Chiron square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to the Moon.

Sunday July 19th – The Moon in Cancer, Balsamic phase, is in a square aspect (90 deg., harsh) to Mars in Aries. Personal freedoms are under restraints. Illness or the threat of illness as well as a legal restrictions compromise actions. Stay at home order may be made late in the day, as the Moon is in opposition aspects to Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn.  Local officials take control for combating the virus.

New Moon in Cancer
July 20, 2020

Monday July 20th – The New Moon has arrived by mid-day in the US, afternoon hours in Europe and mid-East. Businesses come to a halt in many areas for the second time this year. The New Moon at 17:34 hours GMT, with a partile opposition aspect (180 deg, polarized) to Saturn in Capricorn limits and focuses energy for the efforts to control the virus. We lament our losses with emotional outbursts, but restrictions remain the best way to control the disease. The Moon moves into Leo, as media entertainment could offer relief.

Tuesday July 21st – As the Moon begins its journey around the half of the zodiac that does not have planets this season, beyond the sign Cancer and into the social signs of Leo, Virgo and Libra, aspects are made to the planets singularly. The trine aspects (120 deg, flowing) to Chiron and Mars in Aries, motivate actions while a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus indicates that there are severe consequences. Restrictive measures as well as the threat of infections ruin the plans for travel or commerce deemed unnecessary. The Moon makes quincunx aspects (150 deg, complex) to Neptune in Pisces and then to Jupiter and Pluto in Cap, with measures taken that please no one, although most comply for the good of social health.

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July 14, 2020
Jerusalem