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Following the Moon: May 11, 2021GGAMoon

It didn’t take long for the Full Moon of Apr. 26 to do its work. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) I had predicted a surprising event or revelation involving a public figure and just a few days after the Full Moon the feds raided the home of Rudy Giuliani. I had thought that the event would involve finance and the charges currently facing Giuliani have to do with money.

Since Neptune was involved in the mix, I also predicted that news of this event would be spun in different ways to suit the agendas of different people. With prosecutors revealing little or nothing about the search, there was plenty of room for that sort of Neptunian conjecture and dissimulation.

The lunation also saw the fall of Liz Cheney. This was less of a Uranian shock and more of a Neptunian stumble, as the Republican Party continues its transformation from a respectable bastion of conservative ideology into a giddy, teenage fan club for a certain ex-President.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Break Up

When an astrologer hears about a marriage coming to an end, we have to wonder, “What kind of breakup is it?” Was it a Saturn breakup where one party recognized that the other has become a drag on their ambition? Or was it a Uranus breakup, fraught with drama and rebellion?. Or could it be a Neptune split, gradual, indefinite and likely to be regretted in the long term? However, as difficult as these breakups can be, they are not nearly and traumatic or complete as a Pluto breakup.

In a Pluto breakup one party, or perhaps both, comes to the conclusion that their marriage has transformed into something that they can no longer live with. That transformation might have been sudden, but it’s more likely to have been slow and incremental, so slow that neither party saw it coming until it had already grown into an insurmountable obstacle. The problem with a Pluto breakup is that there’s really no one or no particular incident to blame. It just happens, and in many cases both parties feel guilty about it.

Saturn, Pluto and a New Kind of WarWorldWarI image

About once every decade Saturn and Pluto form an angular aspect, that is to say a square, opposition or conjunction. Like all angular aspects involving the outer planets, these connections tend to coincide with increased tension in various places around the world. What’s special about Saturn to Pluto aspects, however, is that this tension has, over the course of the last 100 years, produced three major wars.

In 1914, when Saturn and Pluto were conjunct in Cancer, World War I began. In 1940, when Saturn in Taurus was square Pluto in Leo, World War II kicked into high gear. In 2001, when Saturn in Gemini was opposed to Pluto in Sagittarius, we had the terrorist attacks of 9/11 which precipitated the U.S. invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Following the Moon: April 26, 2021

In my analysis of the New Moon for Apr. 11 (click here to see that article and the chart) I was struck by the sharp contradictions described by the chart. I thought that maybe they would cancel each other out and that the result would be a boring two weeks. Instead, we got both the good and the bad sides of those contradictions and a very exciting lunation period.

I was definitely wrong about one thing. I thought that the Derek Chauvin trial would drag on for a couple more weeks. Instead we got a verdict that provided a ray of hope for those seeking social justice in this country. At the same time, however, we had more mass shootings and more black people killed or wounded by white police officers in controversial circumstances. Though there is no reason to go into them now, all of these contradictory highs and the lows were described by the Apr. 11 chart.