Dramatic Shifts and Analysis — April 6-13 2022


The Moon in Gemini sextile aspect to the Sun in Aries gives hope for positive efforts to effect a change. At the first quarter Moon on Saturday April 9th, the Moon in Cancer begins consecutive aspects to planets in Aquarius, Pisces and Aries, before the opposition to Pluto on the 10th.  The events are likely to bring a powerful climatic action. While Pluto is known as an agent of suppression, when circumstances as ripe for a transformative phase, Pluto represents the explosive element, when the final straw is laid. So, we may find that it is time to make a dramatic shift, often exposing injustice as a revelation. Venus in Pisces reveals the underlying causes and events. Exploring a value system that justifies radical approaches, a chemical solution rather than applying human interaction to promote modification, exposes an abuse of power, and in the extreme case, atrocities. As the Moon reaches the opposition to Pluto on Sunday, and Mercury in Aries transits to the focal point of the opposition aspect, a balance point that may be difficult to achieve. The search for a rational solution could be overlooked in an emotionally charged response. The Moon in Leo from Sunday until Tuesday morning, meets the opposition aspect to Saturn, and hours later to Mars. Limitations may result in more radical approaches or deviance from accepted norms.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday April 6th — As Mars supersedes Saturn in Aquarius, a new phase of the war, and a radical change in procedures takes form. The Moon in Gemini makes the sextile aspect to the Sun in Aries followed by the sextile aspect to Mercury in Aries. Two planetary pairs are in a semi-sextile aspect, for a total of four aspects between Saturn/Mars in Aquarius and Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces. This seems to relate to the push for reform on many levels involving social programs local and international.  As the Moon in Cancer makes aspects to each pair simultaneously, square aspects to Jupiter/Neptune in Aries and trine aspects to Saturn/Mars in Aquarius.  The Moon serves to show that there is an intense reaction igniting the two sets of paired planets which are antithetical to each other. The semi-sextile aspects highlight the incompatibility. Individual initiative is coercive to comprehensive reform movements. While the exact (partile) aspects from the Moon occur in the late afternoon hours US time zones, it is pre-dawn on Thursday in Europe and the Middle Eastern nations, morning hours in the far-East and Australia.

Thursday April 7th — As Mercury in Aries, a modifying force, facilitates communication between the factions. As Mercury aspects each planetary pair, there is more success in interacting with Saturn/Mars in Aquarius with the sextile aspects, and little access to open communication with Jupiter/Neptune in Pisces. The wounded speak with their suffering. The Moon in Gemini is in a quincunx aspect to Pluto by mid-day Ukraine and Moscow time zones, although early morning in the US, awakening to the day’s events in the East. While the spread of Covid-19 is advancing in China, prompting restrictive measures, elsewhere it is subsiding. The Moon ingress to Cancer late in the day makes a trine aspect to Venus in Pisces, eliciting sympathetic responses.

Friday April 8th — The Moon in Cancer is square aspect to Chiron in Aries indicating an intervention or rejection, and with the sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus that follows, radical steps may be taken. The Moon makes a semi-sextile aspect to Ceres in Gemini late in the day, noting that actions are impacting the developing attitudes of a generation. The 1st-quarter Moon phase occurs as the Moon is square aspect to the Sun in Aries overnight in the US (late evening PDT) and early on Saturday in Europe and points East. Following the quarter Moon, actions unfold in preparation for the finally, a coup d’etat and/or an assessment of action needed.      

First-Quarter Moon
April 9, 2022

Saturday April 9th — The Moon in Cancer is quincunx aspect to Saturn in Aquarius early today, as dis-information is disseminated. The truth may be uncomfortable now, as the Moon is also trine aspect to Jupiter and Neptune in Pisces. Escapism or substance abuse is likely in a deteriorating situation. The Moon is quincunx aspect to Mars with a square aspect to Mercury soon after. Problematic actions could be followed by guilty accusations. A peaceful day could be interrupted, hopefully solutions could be found. The Moon makes the opposition aspect to Pluto late in the day, US time zones, early morning on Sunday in Europe and points east. Mercury transits to the focal point in Aries, and could offer a rational approach to ending a conflict.

Moon – Pluto Opposition
April 9-10 2022

Sunday April 10th — The Moon in Leo is quincunx aspect to Venus in Pisces, as a search for creative expression is therapeutic.  Mercury square aspect to Pluto persists, as the pain inflicted has a lasting effect, becoming embedded in the mind. A historical era is marked with the impact of the past weeks. Mercury ingress to Taurus has concrete aims, while the Moon trine aspect to Chiron in Aries initiates creative thinking. The Moon square aspect to Uranus in Taurus overnight or early morning in Europe and points east could affect the dream cycle, as calming music is needed. Jupiter transits close to Neptune, revealing the depths of the unconscious mind, promoting healing as illness is magnified. As semi-sextile aspect from Saturn instills limits in the process.

Monday April 11th — The Moon in Leo is sextile aspect to Ceres in Gemini, engaging the youth in sports or entertainment as a necessary distraction.  The Moon makes the trine aspect to the Sun in Aries, followed by an opposition aspect to Saturn in Aquarius. While the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction aspect reaches partile, an initiative for entertainment and pleasure seeking has limitations, impacting mental health. Severe depression episodes are likely to erupt. Creative expression in a structured medium could have positive therapeutic results. The Sun approaches the sextile aspect to Saturn, as working limitations are applied.

Tuesday April 12th — The Moon in the final degrees of Leo is in an opposition aspect to Mars in Aquarius, as Jupiter reaches the partile conjunction aspect with Neptune in Pisces. At the same time, the Moon is in a quincunx aspect to Pluto in Capricorn. Compassionate actions, as Mars in semi-sextile to Pluto in Capricorn, may be obscured, while a certain amount of justice is achieved, with the extent of the atrocities revealed.  The Moon ingress to Virgo and by mid-day makes a trine aspect to Mercury in Taurus. Mercury is also the dispositor of the Moon, invoking a day of analysis and contemplation. The Moon is then in an opposition aspect to Venus in Pisces, as we internalize and analyze personal relationships to the wider world.

Have an interesting day!

Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance in order to give a preview, and also because the aspects may be in effect a day earlier.

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April 5, 2022
Jerusalem, Israel

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