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Following the Moon: July 9, 2021GGAMoon

I had expected that the New Moon chart for June 24 would bring us increased clarity. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) I also said that many of us wouldn’t like what was made clear. In his first speech since he left office, Donald Trump made it clear that his fantasy that he actually won the 2020 election is not going away. It is apparently going to remain a major talking point for Republicans until the next election and maybe beyond.

Unfortunately, that clarity was not universal. After a brief ray of hope that a bipartisan deal had been made on the Infrastructure Bill, Republicans in the Senate have pulled back and are now proposing a much cheaper version that is not likely to sell. Also, though much of the country seems ready to return to a pre-pandemic normal, the combination of the Delta variant and low vaccination numbers in some states continues to throw up doubts.

I also predicted the opposition between Venus in the Tenth House of the Full Moon chart and Pluto would spell trouble for some high-profile person. That “person” turned out to be the Trump businesses and the trouble was the indictment the company’s CFO. Also, the appointment of a select committee to investigate the Jan. 9 insurrection could strike an ominous note for the previous administration while accusations of “dysfunction” in Vice President Kamala Harris’ office cast a shadow over the present one.

The New Moon chart for July 9 (click on New Moon to see the chart) puts the Sun and Moon in the Sixth House, which traditionally deals with health. This would seem to signal that concern about COVID-19 and rising infection rates will continue to be a prominent issue. While the wide trine to Neptune describes hope for a better the day, the semi-sextile by Mars to the Sun and Moon indicates that worries will continue to arise. We may have to accept that the transition back to normal is going to be a gradual, stop-and-go, process.

What concerns me about this chart is the T-square involving Venus, Saturn and Uranus. Mars is also involved, being conjunct Venus and square Uranus. The fact that Mars and Venus are conjunct in the Seventh House could describe conflicts with other nations. Both Putin in Russia and Xi in China have been particular belligerent lately and no one knows what’s going on in North Korea. On top of that, Iran just got a new, hardline ruler. Foreign affairs could leap to the top of our national agenda during the next two weeks.

On the other hand, the T-square, with Venus opposed to Saturn in the First and both square Uranus in the Third, seems to point to internal conflicts. We certainly have plenty of those. This configuration could describe a sharp increase in the intensity of these disagreements. Having Mars in the mix could also indicate violence but, hopefully, the positive aspects to the Sun and Moon and the trine by Mercury to Jupiter will help us avoid this.

The wild card in this New Moon chart is Pluto. It is placed in the Twelfth House but it’s also within six degrees of the Ascendant. Pluto on the Ascendant can indicate deep and intractable troubles and a heavy burden. Normally, I would say the Pluto in this position is not conjunct the Ascendant but, in this chart, I’m not so sure. For that reason, this New Moon chart has me looking ahead at the next two weeks with a degree of trepidation. Hopefully, when I do my next FTM report, I’ll be able to say that these fears were ill-founded.

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