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Following the Moon: Apr. 11, 2021GGAMoon

In the Full Moon chart for March 28 (click here to see that article and the chart.) we had Venus conjunct the Sun and opposite the Moon. I had hoped this would bring us some happy news. We got the promise of a huge infrastructure bill that could be a great boom to our economy. That was pretty happy, though Mitch McConnell seems set to slap it down when it gets to the Senate.

Of course, we also got plenty of news that was not so happy. The great American tradition of shooting people you don’t know continues unabated, with incidents popping up all across the country. We also had someone smash his car into a barricade in front to the Capitol Building in Washington, killing a policeman. I connect this violence to the fact that the Saturn to Uranus square was angular in the Full Moon chart and we had Mercury conjunct Neptune in the Eighth.

The Fate of Derek Chauvin

Last week I wrote an article on the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minneapolis police officer charged with killing George Floyd. In that article I mistakenly did his chart of 1975 rather than his actual birth year of 1976. (Thanks to those readers who pointed out my mistake.) Now it’s time to correct that error and look at Chauvin’s real (partial) horoscope. (Click on Derek Chauvin to see the chart.)

In the previous article I focused on the relationships between Mars and Pluto. In this chart Mars and Pluto form a wide square, but the more significant aspect is the square by Mars to Chauvin’s Sun in Pisces. This aspect does not provide for the kind of lust for power that we sometimes see with Mars aspecting Pluto but it does describe a level of aggression that is not typical for a Pisces Sun Sign.

Astrology Looks at Jack Kirby vs. Stan LeeTrueBelieverCover

Fans of Marvel Comics and the ever expanding Marvel cinematic universe are likely familiar with the debate over who originated all those famous Marvel characters like Iron Man, Thor, the X-Men and Black Panther. Most of these superheroes were introduced during a brief period in the 1960s when writer/editor Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby were both working at Marvel Comics. Ever since those days a controversy has raged over which one of these men should get credit for creating the Marvel pantheon.

This controversy is discussed in detail in Abraham Riesman’s book, “True Believer: The Rise and Fall of Stan Lee.” Riesman explains that the origin of this argument comes out to the way comics were created at Marvel at that time. Lee would meet with an artist (most often Kirby) and they would hash out ideas for new characters and new stories. Once a general idea was agreed upon, the artist would then draw the panels that made up the comic. Then Lee would put in the dialog. The big question is what was said by whom during the initial meeting?

Riesman doesn’t answer this question because, essentially, no one can. In 1961 no one, not even Lee or Kirby, thought comic book characters were important enough to record these meetings or take extensive notes. However, I thought it might be interesting to see what light astrology could throw on this controversy.

Derek Chauvin Goes on Court

This article was based on a chart done for the wrong date of birth. Please see "The Fate of Derek Chauvin" for the correct horoscope.