After a relatively quiet past two months in many ways, we were rudely reawakened to the violence of our times by the recent Brussels bombings (transiting Moon conjunct the recent Solar Eclipse point) which acts a prelude to an exciting month, for mostly the wrong reasons with the New Moon in Aries on April 7th. The sign of action, enterprise, ambition, leadership, libido, aggression and war takes center stage to heat things up dramatically. Uranus is conjunct the New Moon, in other words, revolutionary movement is a focus for many and the effort to make radical changes takes on a sense of urgency and determination. Sudden changes and shocking news, seemingly from out of nowhere can find many making unplanned adjustments or major shifts in thinking. Some lives may change overnight, for good or bad, from forces beyond their control. Others wake up to various factors impeding their growth and take action immediately on creating a new beginning in areas impacted in one's chart.
Retrograde (Rx) Five Spot - The ongoing emphasis in mutable energy suggests changes as well, but in a way that is unhurried, reflective of the past and measured in response, especially with Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto all Rx by the end of the month. However Mars (Aries ruler) goes Rx in Sagittarius on April 17th and lasts through June and is anything but patient. Take a deep breath and count to ten, or maybe 100 as Mars Rx is known to shorten tempers. We could act impulsively or overdo it physically. Others may find themselves in situations where repressed anger suddenly emerges and that may not be pretty. If you start a fight under this influence yo're likely to lose. Take it slow out there, workout or do something physical, but don't overdo it. Mars is in the US's 12th House: secret wars, proxy wars and false flags won't work and there's likely to be more blow-back from enemies created everyday from our misadventures overseas. When Mars finally goes direct and enters the 1st House in late August we could see naked aggression. Mercury in Taurus will be Rx from April 28th to May 22nd - Hold off on important financial and relationship decisions until June, but do all the planning, preparing, research and reviewing you wish. Mercury Rx in the US's 5th House of investments, the Stock Exchange, and sports may see poor performances and surprising news.
Pluto squares the New Moon and Uranus; there can be stiff resistance from others or our own emotions get in the way of making progress. Some will use these energies to ride roughshod over others in a rather compulsive and arrogant manner. This does sound like warmongers and xenophobes will be particularly worked up resulting in an uptick in violence and the war efforts globally. For the US Sibley chart, Uranus is in close conjunction to Chiron in the 4th House of the people, crops and produce, natural resources, natural disasters and political stability. People from all political persuasions are absolutely fed up with the political establishment, especially minorities (Chiron), and with good reason. More demonstrations, some likely violent can be expected.
The second American Revolution, this time in the form of populist movements, is well underway and picks up momentum this month. This obviously favors the Sanders and Trump campaigns, both of which should gain strength and momentum headed into the conventions. Both Democratic and Republican party apparatuses are in big trouble unless they start become more responsive to the needs of the electorate if they want to survive, but do we really expect change from corporate-controlled puppets? As more truth bombs surface, as they will, at some point we'll reach the tipping point as the polarized populace (transiting Uranus conjunct Chiron and opposite Saturn, and transiting Saturn dancing around the Ascendant all year is opposite Uranus) demand changes to the status quo. Here are a couple of videos containing truth bombs some of you may not be aware of. First, a great article by the impeccable John Pilger on recent US History, the war efforts and sovereign nation takedowns and regime changes our country has become so obsessed with. https://www.rt.com/op-edge/336785-world-war-break-silence/, and secondly, a video with some lesser known material that will be very shocking, surprising or validating depending on your worldview. https://youtu.be/VTKXsKQyCyc.
"I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity." - Dwight D. Eisenhower.