Check Your Chart, for the Week of 1st May 2023
by John Rutherford, Astrologer. Reading Your Horoscope since 1971.
Mercury the Mouth, the Messenger, and the Message stood still not long after midnight on the 21st of April. Effectively it was still Thursday. Those at Fox News had already made up their minds, Tucker Carlson had to go. So Rude and Crude had he been, it was enough. So offensive had he been, nobody told him until 10 minutes before it was announced, the following Monday as the Moon squared Neptune.
The most voracious Mouthpiece for the MAGA right was gone. Suddenly the entire GOP was in disarray, or was it? As expected, Uncle Joe announced his candidacy Monday-Tuesday, the Old Guy taking his sweet time, as the Sun aspected Saturn. All he had to do, apparently, was wait and watch the implosion. Oh, and it’s coming, but the Showdown had to come first. On Wednesday, as the Sun approached the aspect of a Big Deal, Jupiter/Uranus, the GOP launched its Last Ditch Challenge, the threat to bring down the country, and the Global Economy, if they don’t get their way!
The Gay Fail in FL had attacked a mouse, but not just any mouse, it was The Mouse, a multi-billionaire, ready to fight back with its Free Speech lawsuit against the Woke War. Vlad the Invader had just launched another gotta-do-it-now assault on Ukraine, as it prepared for its unexpected-a-year-ago Spring Offensive. More was made of the US Supreme Court’s ethical dilemma. MAGA-land kept up its Gender Wars. China and the US had its Panda War, one more reason to send a nuke sub to So. Korea. Then, everything got very quiet.
Tensions and Stresses seemed to come from everywhere as the Sun cranked up its winds and primitive-pushing protons non-stop for 3 days. Then, Thursday, the winds abated and the protons dropped almost to zilch. Even reports of local violence calmed down. Suddenly there was nothing new, just the momentum from “old stuff”, like the senseless shooting in TX that, when complained about, led to another senseless shooting and 5 dead.
So much else is held in suspension. When will the ‘penny’ drop?
Nothing can until after today, Monday, as retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun. This is supposed to Shift the Gears, from well-that-was-then to fresh ideas, for the next two weeks as they get ‘digested’. Two more weeks, and again the “last-minute” negotiations, will tell whether the World Economy falters, and the long and much hoped for Chaos in the Streets is accomplished by the Fascist Right. Otherwise, there will be a huge battle in the US over God, Guns and Gays (whatcha never talk about in TX), and women, and ‘others’ and practicing medicine without a license and… The election in Texas North, Alberta, starts today.
This week: Monday, go ahead and shift gears, if you can find them. Backward Mercury and the Sun aspect vague, lacking detail, Neptune; there is no hurry-up that can get you anywhere but lost or mired in problems un-scoped. Expect to grind it through an extra tough and demanding Wednesday, before even a promise appears, staring with an overdue Personal opening. But, we’re still stuck with Old and Slow, if not slower to ‘a finish’, through the weekend.
Nota Bene: This Solar Cycle still impresses in its so On, then very Off, ways. Two more years to Peak of the Cycle? The Astronomers still don’t really know.
All Planetary Aspect energies build up several hours before (for the swift) to a few days before (for the slow), as they approach. The Moon triggers within 2 hours.
Like Astrology, CYC is complicated, cannot be explained in a page or two. Exceptions, depending on context, can apply. Contact me for Your Natal Horoscope and a reading.
Monday, 1 May. (Moon locked in a frazzle in Virgo. Retrograde Mercury aligns with the Sun in Taurus, both aspecting Neptune in Pisces, all aspected by Mars in Cancer. 11 Fixed, 26 Mutable, 19 Cardinal, 4 Mutable)
Yeah, it looks like a mess, and it is. Did you make this yourself, or did you need help? Keep all of these ‘difficulties’ at a distance for better, broader perspective, what was lacking in the 1st place, including the so-called help. Is there a window to let in some fresh air? Find it 1st, outside The Box (yours). And, the usual assumptions won’t help, only convolute or mislead more. Or, are you just trying to make things more difficult, just because? Karma will return this favour.
Wednesday, 3 May. (Moon extra growly in Libra. Retrograde Mercury in Taurus aspects Venus in Gemini. 10 Fixed, 25 Mutable)
Normally, this wants to make ‘sweet talk’ and other sociable pleasantries. This wants to wipe them away. Sarcasm at its finest.
(the Sun in Taurus aspects Mars in Cancer in hard aspect to Saturn in Pisces. 13 Fixed, 28 Mutable, 20 Cardinal, 5 Mutable)
This is about as Tough a Grind as you can find. Mars fights a wall of trials and difficulties, Saturn, with ‘reinforcement’ from something or someone ‘on high’, like the Boss and/or the system. Oh, are you the boss? Then, kick some behinds.
Thursday, 4 May. (Moon satisfied in Libra, able to coast in Scorpio. Venus in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces, sextile Jupiter in Aries, both aspecting the Galactic Centre. 26-27 degrees and 11-12 degrees of All Signs)
If you set up a Bait and Switch, satisfaction, and possible reward, from the deception. But, it will get noticed, like it or not. You’ve been watched and followed. Hopefully it was meant as entertainment, a tease to impress. See below.
(the Sun in Taurus aspects retrograde Mercury / Uranus. 14 Fixed, 29 Mutable)
Uranus, the Diva, just can’t help bragging and showing off. With the above aspecting the Public Eye, even stuff that should be kept covered gets exposed. You’re doing what in a Public Place? Sure hope you’re getting paid for this performance, even if it’s just advertising.
Saturday – Sunday, 6-7 May. (Moon in a Finger of Fate aspect to Venus – Jupiter in Scorpio, stuck with chores in Sagittarius. The Sun in Taurus soft aspects Saturn / Neptune, hard aspects Jupiter / Saturn. 16 Fixed, 1 Cardinal)
You will have to let something go before you can finish the rest. Saturn – Neptune means sacrifice. This Letting Go should be easy, so old and long ago, something is way past its prime. So, get the not-so-tough-as-thought ‘chores’ done and get on with ‘it’, namely closure
Your Four Personal Points are, in order of importance:
The Ascendant, the Midheaven, the Moon, and the Sun. These are the most important points of your Horoscope, calculated from your birth date, your birth place, and the time of day you drew your first breath.
The first two Personal Points, the Ascendant and Mid-heaven, are the points that fix the Earth in space for your birth time at your specific birthplace. We live on the Earth, not the Sun or the Moon.
The Ascendant also called Your Rising Sign, is more critical than your Sun Sign.
Simply, and generally, only, forecasts that affect your:
Ascendant relate to matters in your environment. Use it to see what’s in front of you.
Mid-heaven relate to matters in your personal life. Use it to see what’s in your mind.
Moon relate to matters in your emotional life. Use it to see what’s in your heart.
Sun relate to matters in your physical life. Use it to see what’s in your core.
The Signs of the Zodiac are:
Cardinal Signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn)
Fixed Signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius)
Mutable Signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces)
Heaven, Help Us! The forecast is the mood of the moment.
When it rains, we all get wet, no matter what “Sign” we are.
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