Conflict for Truth at the Quarter Moon – Week of April 18- 24 2018

With the Sun in conjunction with Uranus to begin the week of this report, and the Moon moves into Gemini. Revelations have reached a high-point of frequency. There is no longer any point in trying to put the rabbit back into the hat. Truth is out, whether it is believed or not. There are then all shades of opinion on truth, so that anything becomes distorted or flat-out disbelieved.  With Chiron now in Aries, there could be greater willingness to accept the unvarnished facts.  Conflict  between DJT and James Comey spilles out at the quarter-Moon phase.  Comey’s natal Sun is conj Trump’s natal Moon and opposed to Trump’s natal Sun. They are destined to disagree.  With transiting Saturn conj Comey’s natal Jupiter at the publication of his memoir, their conflict again became public. Transiting Mars in Capricorn is also conjunct Comey’s natal Saturn. Comey’s natal chart shows that he is a perfectionist with Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn opposed by Mars in Cancer. In his interview on ABC news Comey relates that he felt compelled to write this book as he felt compelled to bring to the attention of Congress the issue of email mishandling by then-front-runner Clinton. This shows his perfectionist nature that is opposed to Trump’s more instinctive and impulsive approach.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday April 18th – Revelations or some-what shocking news continues to surface with the Sun conjunct Uranus in Aries. The discovery of a plastic eating enzyme could help find a solution to the problem of the environmental destruction of the sea and land wrought by the throwaway container.  Inventions and discoveries that have the potential to transform or world are a feature of Uranus transit of Aries and into Taurus for Earth Day celebration.  The Moon will ingress Gemini today, with a sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Chiron in Aries. As there were no planets in air signs for a few days (since the Moon in Aquarius on the 11th of April) prior to the Moon’s ingress, we could notice the change. For example, we could see more actual progress in thought and communication that can resolve issues.

Thursday April 19thEarth and fire signs are activated today, while only Jupiter retro and Neptune are in water signs. The Moon in Gemini is a singleton in air. A singleton could stand out and be emphasized, while the fire and earth signs (Aries and Capricorn) are conflicting. Saturn in Capricorn turns retrograde today. During this time, science can’t reinvent the wheel, but may be able to apply new findings to old concepts and come out with an updated theory of matter and the uses it has for humanity.  The Moon forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Neptune in Pisces. While the square aspect is harsh or abrasive this could be the softest abrasion. There could be, under this influence, a vivid memory recalled, a dream or illusion could surface from the unconscious mind. Also, you may have the desire to express your inner self in some way, through speech or writings. The Moon quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) to Mars and Pluto in Capricorn later in the day, could then expose the issues that are at the crux of the problem of a power conspiracy. This would lead up to the Moon’s opposition to MarsPluto on Sunday, the conjunction of Mars and Pluto just two days later and Pluto turning retrograde on the 22nd of April.

Friday April 20th – At the Sun ingress to Taurus today, the Moon enters Cancer, sextile aspect (60 deg, friendly) to Uranus and the Sun. Although the South Lunar Node (Ketu) is in Aquarius today, there are no close conjunctions of oppositions to the Lunar Nodes. Jupiter retro in Scorpio is in a sextile aspect to the midpoint of Mars and Pluto in Capricorn. Jupiter draws the two energies together in this aspect, and could expose some of the inner workings of constitutional issues and analysis of social structures. The Moon forms a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Chiron and Mercury in Aries (challenging), then opposes Saturn in Capricorn, drawing out the statistics and means of oppression. A way to remove Assad (Pluto-Saturn) from power would be a benefit to peace.

Saturday April 21stCeres in Leo is in a quincunx (150 deg, complex) aspect to Saturn in Cap, as rescue for victims of war begins with creative and heroic endeavors.  Mercury in Aries with a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Ceres in Leo establishes routes of communication. The Moon in Cancer then forms a trine aspect with Neptune in Pisces, opening up a corridor and Jupiter in Scorpio then is included in the grand trine configuration for a fortuitous avenue of escape. The opposition to Mars and Pluto in Capricorn is also completed, as the actions become known, both of humanitarian or subversive power. The Pluto symbol of oppression and also of a significant transformation could release its grip with the Mars conjunction.  

First Quarter Moon Phase
April 22, 2018

Sunday April 22nd – The Moon in Cancer is sextile (60 deg, friendly) to Venus in Taurus and square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Uranus in Aries today, and then moves into Leo to form a trine with Chiron in the afternoon hours. This sequence, if following a rescue operation, would bring comfort and joy (Venus) and also revelation (Uranus) and wounding (square aspect). Chiron in Aries trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to the Moon provides for psychological assistance. The first quarter Moon phase brings a crisis in development. The Moon is then conjunct to Ceres offering assistance to the wounded.

Monday April 23rd – The Moon in Leo is conjunct Rahu (the North Lunar Node) early in the day, as progress seems to require a strategy for successful implementation of goals. A lack of air signs in the cosmos continues. There is energy (fire) and inertia (earth) combined and some emotional (water) power, but a lack of communication could reduce the success of coordinated efforts. A quincunx aspect (150 deg, complex) from the Moon to Neptune in Pisces could actually deplete energy with further complications. A quincunx to Mars in Capricorn could also cause damage.  A square aspect (90 deg, harsh) from the Moon to Jupiter in Scorpio could produce creative solutions if coordinated with the authorities (Jupiter sextile – 60 deg, friendly- to Mars and Pluto).

Tuesday April 24th – The Moon in Leo transits to a trine aspect (120 deg, easy) to Uranus for lightening-like responses, while a square aspect (90 deg, harsh) to Venus could deny anticipated pleasure.  Rescue may be difficult now, as the process must speed up to accommodate everyone in need.  Venus transits into Gemini, and the Moon into Virgo. Venus in Gemini gives us some of the air element again, while the Moon in Virgo could offer health services for those suffering from disease. Both signs, Gemini and Virgo are ruled by Mercury; therefore Mercury in Aries is the dispositor of Venus and the Moon. Personal data is able to tell a lot about you as an individual, and becomes more important than ever in the digital age. 

Thanks for reading my forecast and have a good week.

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