Following the Moon: Apr. 23, 2024GGAMoon

I had predicted that the emphasis on the Ninth House in the Apr. 8 New Moon chart would focus our attention on the legal system and the courts during this past lunation. (Click here to see that article and the chart.) That was hardly a risky prediction given the “murderers row” of legal issues lined up against former president Donald Trump. Still, the beginning of his trial in New York over alleged “hush” money paid to Stormy Daniels has dominated the news.

I also added a cautionary note. I said that the conjunction of Mars and Pluto in the Eighth House of that chart indicated violent actions taken by desperate people. We saw this play out in horrific fashion when a man apparently protesting the trial set himself on fire outside the courthouse. I think that the protest against the increasingly desperate situation on Gaza that are disrupting college campuses around the country are also reflective of this trend.

The Full Moon chart of Apr. 23, 2024 does not feature a focus on the Ninth House (click on Full Moon to see the chart) but it does seem to promises significant events. Typically, when the Sun and Moon are placed in angular houses (the First, Fourth, Seventh or Tenth) it is a forecast of definitive events. In this chart the Sun and Moon are not just in angular houses (the First and the Seventh), they are on the angles themselves, with the Moon on the Ascendant of the chart and the Sun on the Descendant.

It should also be noted that, even thought none of the action in this lunation chart directly involves the Ninth House, the planetary ruler of that house is the Moon. The Sun rules the Tenth House which is always associated with people is positions of authority. This seems to signify actions involving the legal systems and authority figures and, since the investigation of President Biden by Congress seems to have died on the vine, that shines the light on Donald Trump.

What makes the placement of the Sun and Moon in this chart even more significant is the T-square they form with Pluto in Aquarius. Pluto is associated with power and the power of the courts and legal system are certainly a Plutonic force. This chart seems to be telling us that, one way or another, we are going to see that power boldly displayed.

We might get a clue about how this will play out by looking at Donald Trump’s horoscope. During the next two weeks transiting Jupiter will be crossing his Midheaven. This is typically coincides with an expansion of prestige and recognition. However, at the same time transiting Uranus will be also nearing his Midheaven. Uranus brings disruption and sudden change. There’s no doubt that all eyes will be on Donald Trump as the “hush money” trial goes on but what people may see is someone dealing with a situation very different from what he is used to.

I think that we are also likely to see more pressure put on the Biden administration to oppose the actions of the Israeli military in Gaza. Other issues are likely become more pressing and desperate during this period as well. All in all, it is going to be a very interesting two weeks and even those people who have sworn off the news are likely to feel the increased weight of the moment.


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