by Leigh Oswald (London-based Astrologer and Teacher)
Around the 20th when Mercury conjuncts to Uranus, there will be the unexpected and the quirky in the air, but breakthroughs and innovation scientifically are possible as well as some surprise communications and decisions by world players. Shocks to the collective realisations are possible too. Wake up calls no less
The planet is now indeed waking up to the realities of climate change as it is affecting the developed world, although the decision by many to be in denial about it is totally self-protective. Mankind cannot bear too much reality. It’s often hard to cope with the truth, particularly when it involves admitting our own culpability.
However after the 15th the power of Taurus starts to creep in and a slower and steadier energy is likely to prevail.
Around the 28th to the 30th Saturn starts to weigh heavy, bringing blocks and restrictions to all our goals, and around the 21st, clashes of ideology are powerful as Mercury squares to Pluto.
Strong players on the world stage this month are Germany, Israel, and England, as all are heavily Aries influenced. Indeed the situation in Syria (also associated with Aries) is likely to come to a crunch (no surprise there, although there are some who claim Syria has strong Scorpionic rulership and Saturn currently Scorpio, certainly does not help that benighted land)
Positive days are the 1st when there is optimism, around the 19th when there is inspiration, around the 24th and 25th when there is a bit of magic in the air and around the 27th which is inspired energy for spiritual or creative achievements.
The new Moon falls on the 10th at 20° of Aries, whereas the full Moon and partial lunar eclipse falls on the 25th at 5° of Scorpio. Full Moons are times when eruptions of the collective or individual unconscious become evident, and the darker side of the human condition can often manifest. Eclipses are magnifications of this energy Things that have been buried but which have been brewing and kept close to the chest will show themselves on this date. The power of the unconscious (the Moon) is indeed full and overflowing and the darker side of the human psyche tends to show itself on the occasion of a lunar eclipse..