A Stimulating Full Moon in Libra – April 1st-8th 2020

Mars has superseded Saturn overnight, still in aspect for a day or more, but receding in influence. Guidelines for social distancing are still in place. The action taking place in Aquarius gives the group acceptance of the social behavior a greater community effort to cleanse itself of the virus that has produced havoc and at the same time forced limitations that will have far-ranging consequences.  Yet, the fabric of society is maintained in its frozen state. We have hit bottom in a sense, and need to rid ourselves of a disease.  In doing so, every man and woman in inclined to search to the bottom of his or her soul.  Besides the two maleficsMars and Saturn in conjunction, Jupiter, known as the greater benefic, approaches the partile (exact) conjunction with Pluto – a symbol of depth, of transformation through death and regeneration. Jupiter is the ruler of Sagittarius, and symbolic of social integration, a significant phase of social transformation is taking place. We each are called, as it were, to respect the social order imposed, which may result in a deep reflection of one’s place in the social order and one’s goals for the future.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday April 1stAccepting the change in your relationship to authority and to social participation allows for greater empowerment and a sense of unity with common goals of humanity as our common goal is a danger that we are facing as individuals and as a species. The Moon in Cancer at the 1st quarter phase, marked by the square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to the Sun in Aries, adds motivation for implementing secure measures.  The Moon then progresses to a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Mercury and Neptune in Pisces planets that are approaching a conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining).  The benefits here include a greater understanding of the emotional needs of close family members, and especially our children. On the negative side, there could be displays psychiatric instability. Reaching out to protect one another in the home, emergency services and community help to integrate the social needs of the day in finding solutions.

Thursday April 2nd The Moon in Cancer is in opposition aspects (180 deg, tense) to Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn early in the day, before dawn in parts of the US.  While we could find a sense of completion with this aspect, we might also have the urge to pull back from social reforms.  Some revelations of a shocking nature confront us all. The world is becoming more unified, with Jupiter closing in on the conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) with Pluto and Mercury approaching the conjunction aspect with Neptune in Pisces. The Moon ingress to Leo about mid-day, forms opposition aspects to Saturn and Mars in Aquarius. Mars moves ahead in Aquarius, with progress made in scientific efforts, possible healing methods are applied as Mercury approaches Neptune. The Moon in Leo is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus, as rebels test the limits of restrictions, pushing for more freedom.

Friday April 3rd The Moon in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to the Sun at mid-day or evening, depending on location, could release benefits, as some find a silver lining in the crisis surrounding us all as general health improves. Venus moves into Gemini and a trine aspect to Saturn late in the day. We can find more flexibility in relationships now, while adhering to restrictive measures. The Mercury – Neptune conjunction is partile (exact) as Mercury supersedes Neptune bringing more knowledge about the nature of the pandemic. The Moon in Leo in quincunx aspects (150 deg, complex) to Neptune and Mercury in Pisces helps to resolve mysteries, or hidden truths.

Saturday April 4th The Moon in Leo with quincunx aspects (150 deg, complex) to Jupiter and Pluto, planets in a very close conjunction aspect (0 deg, combining) in Capricorn, as heightened expectations result from government actions to bring relief as the transformation of the role of the government is complete.  The Moon ingress to Virgo, with quincunx aspects to Saturn and Mars in Aquarius, critical and/or complying with recommendations, gradually working around the prohibitions, adjusting to a maladaptive practice. Innovations are produced in the scientific trends to ease the pandemic. Venus in Gemini is applying to the trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) to Saturn in Aquarius as relationships provide a means of stability.  

Sunday April 5th The Moon in Virgo forms a quincunx aspect (150 def, complex) to Chiron in Aries, as the experience with the health pandemic allows for more accurate predictive analysis. Health service providers are obviously under pressure as the Moon is in an opposition aspect (180 deg, tense) to Neptune in Pisces and later to Mercury. They could be at the breaking point before the intensity of the pandemic begins to lessen and recede. Ceres in Aquarius is semi-sextile to Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn, as health and environmental concerns impact a generation’s progress. Venus in Gemini is in a trine aspect (120 deg, flowing) Saturn in Aquarius as the true nature of the pandemic and its impact become realized.  

Monday April 6th The Moon in Virgo makes trine aspects (120 deg, flowing) to Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn, as Jupiter supersedes Pluto. There are likely to be practical measures taken by official office holders that bring relief to the medical workers. A powerhouse of workers dedicated to recovery motivates a social transformation. Mars in Aquarius is in a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus with lessons in universal values. Aggressive actions may conflict with economic realities. Unscrupulous behavior on the   part of investors or professionals responsible for economic controls are likely to be exposed. The Moon ingress to Libra favors legal decisions. The Moon completes trine aspects to Venus in Gemini and Saturn/Mars in Aquarius a grand-trine configuration as distributions are made. Mars is in a sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries in recognition of the wisdom that was either heeded or ignored. 

Full Moon in Libra
April 7-8 2020

Tuesday April 7th  The Full Moon aspect envelopes the day, although occurring late US times and early morning in the eastern hemisphere. A stimulating Full Moon in cardinal signs, with Mars in Aquarius and a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Taurus. The Moon in Libra seeks balance, while the Sun in Aries seeks advantage. Personal initiative is not rewarded, as the Moon in Libra favors equality. Uranus in Taurus indicates exceptional needs, reversals are also an effect of Uranus.  Electronic transfers (Uranus) pave the way for equal access. A utopian response to the economic hardship (Taurus) gains a utopian aura (Aquarius).       

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March 31, 2020

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