The Full Moon (Warning: Politics Ahead!)

Dear all,

Look alive! In the wee hours of Saturday morning, we have a volatile Full Moon at 11 degrees, 58 minutes on the Scorpio-Taurus axis. Scroll down for an image of the chart, cast for Washington, DC, at 1:22 AM Eastern US time, on November 4th, 2017.

As you can see, the chart features a large number of planets in the cadent houses – especially in the Third House and Ninth House, where the Sun and Moon reside, along with Pallas Athena, Uranus, Eris, Vesta, Venus, and Jupiter. What this means, is that the energy of the chart is fast-moving, mercurial, and quick-to-change. We’re on the cusp of something different, as this Full Moon wraps up one cycle and points the way to new things ahead.

Blink and you’ll miss something huge.

The chart also features a number of connections to Eclipse points — both to the Eclipses of 2017 (last February and August), and to those coming in 2018. When Eclipse points get triggered by a transiting planet, we feel the Eclipse’s energy (and hear its stories) again.

The February 2017 Eclipses, as you’ll no doubt recall, brought to light numerous revelations about the Trump campaign’s connections to Putin’s government. As I wrote at the time:

“It was on Thursday, February 9th, the night before the Full Moon Eclipse, that The Washington Post broke the story of Michael Flynn’s secret and illegal collusion with the Russian ambassador regarding US sanctions (which, incidentally the Department of Justice had informed White House lawyers of, even as the Vice President and other administration officials continued to repeat Flynn’s lies). Then, on Friday, February 10th, CNN reported that US intelligence agencies had corroborated some of the details in the infamous Steele dossier. And finally, on Tuesday, February 14th, The New York Times revealed that multiple members of Donald Trump’s campaign had communicated with Russian spies during the year leading up to our election.”

Of course, the same story is in the news again today. Earlier this week, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business associate Rick Gates were indicted for “conspiracy against the United States.” It was also revealed that Trump foreign policy advisor George Papadopolous is now cooperating with the Mueller investigation, after pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his relationship with a Kremlin spy; and furthermore, that another Trump foreign policy advisor, Carter Page, did in fact inform Jeff Sessions about his trip to Moscow — despite Sessions’ insistence, under oath, that he was “not aware” of any Trump campaign surrogate having “communications with the Russians.” (Note: even before this week, we knew that Sessions had lied; he himself had had “communications” with Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak during the campaign, as we found out this summer.)All Full Moons bring revelations: the story that was growing underground becomes visible for everyone to see. The Ascendant for this Full Moon chart, moreover, when cast for Washington, DC, is 25 degrees Leo — closely conjunct Donald Trump’s natal Mars, at 26 Leo. The bright light makes the Donald very angry right now! We can expect many more unhinged Twitter rants featuring racist nicknames, bizarre phone calls to journalists, and whining about Constitutional checks and balances over the next two weeks.

This chart also has lots of interaction with the Arabic Parts, a complementary system of astrological analysis. The Sun is on the Part of Danger or Peril, Mars is on the Part of Fatality, Saturn is on the Part of Treachery, Uranus is on the Part of Imprisonment, and Uranus and Venus both aspect the Part of Sudden Advancement. We must all tread carefully as the ground shifts beneath our feet. Karma’s a witch.

The contentious, push-me-pull-you energy of the Full Moon chart is further amplified by the fact that it has a Venus-Uranus opposition, perfecting less than half an hour before the Sun-Moon opposition. The Goddess of Love is at 25 Libra, staring down the Lord of Chaos at 25 Aries. This emotional conflict echoes the October New Moon, two weeks ago, when Uranus at 26 Aries opposed the Sun and Moon at 26 Libra. Once again, we feel the tension: Venus in Libra is willing to reconcile, Uranus wants to get away. Compromise is nice, but it isn’t necessarily GOOD. As I wrote last time, “Mend fences or burn bridges?” The choice is — still — up to you.

If you find you’re really ready to leave, then the parting will be easily accomplished right now. The South Node in Aquarius, close to the Seventh House cusp, invites us to reevaluate relationships with Aquarian detachment. Are you TRULY invested in this person? Are you doing all the work and not getting your fair share?

Do continue freeing up space in your life, before the fertile Scorpio New Moon on November 18th.

And keep your seat-belts buckled. It’s been a bumpy ride, but you made it this far!

Well done, my friend.

Big hugs,