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 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.