East/West Standoff

In a single swoop the 2018 March lunation cycle has driven global intensity through the roof and pushed nations to the brink of war. Reality breakdown is accelerating rapidly and the threatening rhetoric has been in constant escalation over the period. So far the Spring Equinox chart that had Sun square Mars exalted is turning out to have been a nasty, accurate general predictor. As per my forecast then the elite also seem to be going all in. Their agendas are priority #1, nothing else matters. Let’s try to summarize this cycle before the Balsamic Moon phase and see where it might go from there.

The New Moon opened March 17 in Pisces with a bang on the Facebook data scandal and the first diplomatic expulsion announcements in Russia and Western nations. The New Moon was in a minor grand trine configuration with Jupiter in Scorpio (privacy concerns/exposure) and Pluto in Capricorn (the power structure). This drew in quite a bit of extra energy that was expanded further by the Equinox March 20 and Mercury retrograde in Aries March 22. Much happened around the retrograde making it post worthy all to itself.

The First Quarter Square with the Moon in Cancer March 24 amped up the energy to the next level. Student-led “March for our Lives” gun protests in the US occurred that day drawing crowds in the thousands in every major city. With all the Aries and Capricorn placements it was clear by this point that global social and political tensions were rising.

The Full Moon Phase culminated March 30 – April 1 with the “March of Great Return” Palestinian protests at the Gaza/Israel border. On the first day Israeli Defense forces engaged in indiscriminately shooting protestors with live rounds and pummeling them with tear gas. Deaths were recorded and hundreds were injured, a clear violation of International Law. With the Moon in Libra though, it was clear this law held no weight and that justice was not going to be entertained let alone served. A second killing spree erupted April 6 and enough was enough for many. UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn stepped up the next day and condemned the West for it’s “silence” on the matter. East/West tensions were spiraling out of control.

The Third Quarter Square Moon in Capricorn April 7 – 9 exacerbated major underlying dilemmas when the West jumped all over Syria and Russia with allegations of another “chemical attack.” The past was repeating again along with the same old threats. Many noticed this came about a week after Trump said he wanted to withdraw US forces from Syria. This was clearly a cover for him though. A Republican war cabinet with two new hawks that Trump picked was already being put in place. With no evidence he then did a complete turnaround. It’s an emerging pattern that clearly shows “Trump is the Deep State.”

The Aries New Moon April 16, 2018

The Balsamic Moon is April 13 – 15. Hang on. The last phase is often thought of or experienced as difficult. On the world stage it’s only this way because the previous stages of this cycle and other outer ones were not properly utilized by many leaders. Get as much rest as you can. The theory is to let go and allow your energy to build/recharge for the next New Moon and cycle.

The Aries New Moon is April 16. Given a lineup of Mercury direct, the New Moon, Chiron on the World Point, Saturn retrograde, and Sun conjunct Uranus the week of April 15 – 21 should provide some kind of shift. It could also be the next springboard or acceleration.

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Skripal Poisoning Sets Off Global Tension

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent March 4, 2018 in Salisbury, UK.

Clearly there is a lot going on in the world now. This story is just one piece of the evolving picture that is getting clearer now as Saturn joins Pluto in completing their cycle through Capricorn. Out of this small, isolated incident East/West relations are suddenly crumbling. Hundreds of diplomats are being removed from positions in Russia and over two dozen Western nations. The US consulate in St. Petersburg and a Russian consulate in Seattle are both said to be closing. Some have noted the extent of the expulsions far exceeds that seen during the Cold War. What gives?

One might think such a small problem could have easily been resolved by authorities, but this is the elite’s world where fear is required and is magnified. Ten days after the incident British PM Theresa May announced the first Russian diplomat expulsions along with other security measures. By the Pisces New Moon March 17 Russia countered and global tensions blew up. We could see this would be the case given the lunation cycle featured a multitude of cardinal squares. Overall the responses seem highly disproportional. By the Full Moon in Libra March 31 a diplomatic crisis remains with major Western powers seemingly determined to collide with Russia and the East. What does the astrological chart of the poisoning event show?

In the chart (shown right) Neptune, the planet of deception, is tightly conjunct the Sun in Pisces. On the one hand this is an apt descriptor of a gassing or poisoning but on the other it departs a highly suspicious and nebulous nature to the story. Two other planets and Chiron in Pisces only further that notion. Given this base energy and the West’s track record on honesty, it’s easy to see why some would conclude it’s a scripted event or false flag operation. Australian journalist John Pilger, for example, called the poisoning ‘a carefully-constructed drama.’ Jupiter now retrograde in Scorpio will push hard for the truth. On a deeper level both sides are likely playing their roles as the elite want them to. The Chiron/Venus aspect trine Jupiter though may realize a healing outcome for the Skripals. Their side of the story will be crucial to get, but will it just be more drama?

The culmination phase of this lunar cycle has been reached. If tensions do not release now political crises could erupt into hostilities and violence anytime. Conflict-laden hot spots in the globe are most prone. With Saturn now in Capricorn much more is involved in East/West tensions than what can be generated or observed in one lunar cycle. Given Saturn’s current location the cycle does seem to be serving as an entry point in the transition of global power constructs.