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Following the Moon: Jan. 13, 2021

I had hoped that the fact that the square between Mars and Pluto in the Full Moon chart for Dec. 29 indicated that the aspect and the mayhem it can bring was on the wane. (Click here to see that article and the chart) but no such luck. The last gasp of that violent aspect turned out to be the dominant factor for this lunation period.

Even though the invasion of the Capitol has gotten all the attention, the important thing is that the transfer of power has proceeded. Even Donald Trump has now admitted that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. That was clearly described by the Full Moon chart, with the Moon in the Tenth House and both the Sun and Moon aspecting Uranus. It just took a failed insurrection to get us there.

I wish I could tell you that the New Moon chart for Jan. 13 was all sweetness and light (click on New Moon to see the chart) but I can’t. Mars has moved past it’s square to Pluto but now its square Saturn and approaching a square to Jupiter. It’s also moving into a conjunction with Uranus. We would hope that, after the events on Jan. 6, law enforcement in Washington and around the country will be on the alert, because if their not these aspects could make things very ugly.

What is particularly concerning is the fact that this lunation period covers the Inauguration on Jan. 20. This is going to be a flash point for the Trumpites out there who think the election was stolen. Mars square Pluto describes transformation through violence. The motivations involved are typically emotional and personal. Mars conjunct Uranus, on the other hand, is about disruption for the sake of disruption, while the square to Jupiter and Saturn (at the same time) indicates motivations that are tied to idealism and actions that are more likely to be calculated. Put this altogether and what you get whole lot of anger coming at you from several different directions.

Pluto also plays an important role in this New Moon chart. It is conjunct the Sun and Moon in the Fourth House of homeland. I see Pluto as being a bit more benign this this position. The ultimate goal of Pluto is always transformation and I think that what this conjunction describes is a quiet transformation occurring in this country. It may not be readily apparent because of all the fireworks created by Mars, but it will still be there.

Finally, we have Venus, which is the ruler of the chart, in the Capricorn trine both Mars and Uranus. My hope is that this trine will drain some of the anger and destructive potential out of the Mars Uranus conjunction and steer the people who dislike the change in government that is about to happen toward peaceful ways for expressing their complaints.