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Following The Moon: Mar. 21, 2023

Even though the placement of the Sun and Moon in the Full Moon chart for Mar. 7 indicated quietude, I had predicted a fair amount of noise. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) We got that with a couple of bank failures early in the lunation period. That had a lot of people worried about a worldwide economic crisis but, at present anyway, those concerns seem to be waning.

The other big news was the announcement that ex-President Donald Trump was about to be arrested. That hasn’t happened yet and, if it does happen, it will be at the beginning of the next lunation period. With that in mind, it comes as not surprise that that New Moon chart for Mar. 21 is chock full of drama. (Click on New Moon to see the chart.)

Following the Moon: Mar. 7, 2023GGAMoon

I had hoped that the strong placement of Venus in the New Moon chart for Feb. 20 (click here to see the article and the chart) would give us a lunation period relatively free of gun violence. However, it was Mars, that was also strong in the chart, that won out. Instead of alleviating, the pace of shootings seemed to pick up during the past two weeks.

This past lunation period started off with Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine. Of course, this was more a piece of theater than substance. Other things that happened during the past two weeks, like the continued finger-pointing over the train derailment in Ohio and conflicting theories about the origins of COVID 19, seemed to follow the same pattern. Biden did confirm that he plans to run again in 2024, but this had been assumed for some time.

In the Feb. 20 chart the Sun and Moon are in a Cadent house. This typically means that the events of the lunation period will have less effect, or that those effects will be delayed. The Full Moon chart for Mar. 7 also places the Sun and Moon in Cadent houses. (Click on Full Moon to see the chart.) It seems unlikely that we would have another two weeks of nothing of substance happening, but here we are.

Joe Biden’s Stands Up to Saturn

Last month I wrote an article about the aspects that transiting Saturn was going to be making in the horoscope of President Joe Biden in Feb. 2023. (Click here to see that article.) Those aspects, a square to Biden’s natal Sun and his natal Venus, have now completed. So, let’s see how I did. (Click here to see Joe Biden’s horoscope.)

I said of the square to Biden’s Sun that it would introduce him to his limitations. I also said that people react differently to this introduction. For some people it is motivation to push harder and overcome those perceived limitations. For others it is a reason to stop fighting and accept that they’ve gone as far as they can go. Given Biden’s age, I thought he would chose the latter course, but it appears as if Joe is going for the former.

The square to Biden’s Sun by Saturn had just closed to within a degree when Biden made his State of Union speech on Feb. 7. In that speech the President showed no hints of giving up the fight. He intentional goaded his Republican opponents and laughed at their heckling replies. Obviously, Biden wasn’t thinking about his limitations during this speech.

Following the Moon: Feb. 20, 2023GGAMoon

I have to confess to completely misreading the Full Moon chart for Feb. 5. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) I focused on the square between Venus and Mars in that chart when I should have been paying more attention the T-square of the Sun and Moon with Uranus. Uranus is the trickster and it appears as if the trickster got us good with the brouhaha over Chinese spy balloons and UFOs.

Meanwhile, the Mars square to Venus in the Tenth House is that Full Moon chart showed up in Biden’s State of the Union address. This turned into somewhat of a shouting match, with the President goading Republicans (Scorpios love a good fight) and Republicans heckling him. Of course, with Mars strongly aspected in that chart we also got more mass shootings (the one thing I did get right), this time in Michigan and Mississippi.

Mars is strongly placed in the New Moon chart for Feb. 20 as well, sitting in the Seventh House just a few degrees above the Descendant. (Click on New Moon to see the chart.) This time, however, the aspects to Mars are more benign, a trine to Mercury and a semi-sextile to Uranus. This might indicate a more peaceful lunation period, although the fact that the semi-sextile between Mars and Uranus is almost exact and Uranus is square Mercury could bring us more Uranian trickery.