One of the casualties of the Uranus Square Pluto transit may be the Federal Reserve. It was born in Nov 1910 with the Sun at 1 degree of Capricorn. Pluto has been conjuncting that point and Uranus has been squaring it.
I remember in the mid 80’s sitting in a small group in DC with a speaker telling us that the Federal Reserve was not federal but was a scam run by a group of bankers. It was heresy at the time. We had our little handouts about it and thought how come no one knows about this?
Lately a lot of buzz about the Federal Reserve has been on the internet. Check out this YouTube clip called The Creature from Jekyll Island. I heard a few days ago that Ben Bernanke is giving talks about the Federal Reserve, its origin and purpose. It’s a sign of the times that our institutions need to explain the reason for their existence. What struck me watching this film on the Federal Reserve is that the conservative religious right has been making a lot of noise lately about strict interpretation of the bible., but they have not addressed usury which is one of the oldest sins in “the book”. Usury is basically what the Federal Reserve is based on.
Other news this month is that Neptune went into Pisces in February, Neptune rules Pisces making this is the strongest that Neptune gets. Astrologers have been watching the news like a hawk looking for the Neptunian themes to be written or talked about in the media. Neptune rules the oceans and I just heard that Titanic will be re-released this year (I think once was enough, but that’s me). Also James Cameron the director of the Titanic has dived to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, which is 6.77 miles deep, 50 times bigger than the Grand Canyon and the deepest part of any ocean.
This month Mercury turns direct on April 4, Pluto turns retrograde on April 10 and Mars finally goes direct on April 13. That creates an unstable month.
Dates to Watch:
April 3 – Venus enters Gemini until August 7, 2012. Venus goes retrograde in Gemini next month. That is why she is staying so long in Gemini. This is a time for you and your loved one to give each other some breathing room. In a close, enmeshed, emotional relationship, Gemini starts to gasp for air.
April 4 – Mercury turns direct. You may start to move ahead, launch new projects and lighten up. You may have had a blind spot during Mercury retrograde and now you can see clearly.
April 5 – Venus Square Neptune at 2 Gemini/Pisces. You really don’t know who you love, who your friends are and how much money you have in the bank. It’s not ADHD, blame it on the planets. The advantage of knowing astrology is to always having something to blame instead of you.
April 6 – Full Moon at 3:19 PM at 17 Libra. This Full Moon brings out your romantic, sensitive site. It is the culmination of what you initiated on the New Moon of March 22.
April 7 – Venus Square Mars at 3 Gemini/Virgo. This is not favorable for sex or for money. You are spending too much at the shops and are way to aggressive in your relationships.
April 10 – Pluto turns Retrograde at 9 degrees of Capricorn until Sept 18, 2012. This could be a truly transformative time. Take care of unfinished business.
April 13 – Mars turns direct at 3 degrees of Virgo. There may be confrontations today. Mars is very strong when it is changing directions. If you have personal planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus or Mars) you better hide or you may fly into a rage today. But after this date, it is time to put your energy into the projects you care about.
April 15 – Sun Opposite Saturn at 25 Aries/Libra. Another angry day. This brings frustration with it, so the person you want to tell off may be your boss and you just don’t think it would be a wise, economical move. So you smolder. I can see the smoke coming out of your ears.
April 16 – Mercury moves into Aries until May 9. You have a little bit of a bite with your words during this period. You can be a little too sarcastic.
April 19 – Sun enters Taurus until May 20. This is a great time of the month. The Aries energy is over and we can relax and start doing the summer things, have a picnic or a party outdoors.
April 21 – New Moon at 3:18 AM at 1 Taurus. Treat this as the beginning of the new energy after Mars and Mercury have turned direct. New Moons mean new starts.
April 22 – Mercury conjunct Uranus at 6 Aries. A sudden flash of intuition. If you have personal planets at 6 degrees of Aries, you may receive sudden news.
April 23 – Sun trine Mars. This is a very energetic day. You can get a lot done if you exert yourself.
April 25 – Mercury Square Pluto at 9 Aries/Capricorn. Our conversations today take on a compulsive tinge, “Why don’t you do what I say?” Why are you so obstinate”? That sort of thing.
April 29 – Sun Trine Pluto. A powerhouse day. You can dig into the work, especially repairs today.
OUTER PLANET TRANSITS
JUPITER is in Taurus until June 11, 2012 this month and will move from 13 to 20 degrees. Now is the time to move ahead with your optimistic plans for the future, especially if you have the ascendant, Sun or Moon between 13 and 20 degrees of Taurus or Scorpio.
SATURN is in Libra (structure, foundation, and responsibility) until Oct 2012. This month Saturn is moving retrograde from 27 to 25 degrees of Libra. If you have the Ascendant or any personal planets at 27 to 25 degrees of Libra in your natal chart, you may be in store for some hard lessons around the issues ruled by the planet and the house the planet is in or rules. Libra rules relationships of all kinds and Saturn may ask you to take on more responsibility for how your relationships work.
URANUS is in Aries until 2018. This month Uranus is moving from 4 to 6 degrees of Aries. We all feel a need to rebel, we want more freedom and want to make some radical changes in our life. I believe in “cooperating with the inevitable”. If you have Uranus in a challenging aspect to your ascendant or personal planets, go on a long vacation, move, or make some major changes in your life.
NEPTUNE (creativity, sensitivity, escapism, dreams) is in Pisces until 2026. This month Neptune stays at 2 degrees of Pisces. A lack of focus, a sense of drifting or an inability to see a betrayal or disappointment until it's too late can be experienced by those of you with the Sun or Personal Planets 2 degrees of Pisces. For the enlightened out there, Neptune can also bring artistic, musical, creative expression, increased dreams and spiritual insights.
PLUTO is in Capricorn until 2023. This month Pluto turns retrograde on April 10 and will stay at 9 degrees of Capricorn. Everyone is feeling the urge to purge and to find his or her truth. Profound changes will be felt especially by those with Sun, Ascendant or personal planets at 9 degrees of Capricorn or Cancer.
Have a good month,