April 23, 2017 (Julian 113)
We think today is particularly interesting because of this article about Venus as Inanna at the First Gate. It means the otherwise relatively ordinary conjuniction of the Moon with Venus in Pisces takes on a special meaning, a turning point of some kind. We also note that the Presidential Election in France is today. About 4:30 PM CDT Moon in Pisces turns v/c until it enters Aries about 7:30 PM CDT. The void of course period begins after this “First Gate” has been touched or opened.
Much earlier in the day, about 3 AM CDT (and probably about 10 AM in France), Mars (Gemini) is sesquiquadrate Jupiter (Libra). and “things” (people) can become unpleasant because of a belief that “something must be done about it.” Will France elect Marine Le Pen president?
Moon joins Chiron about 2:30 PM CDT (the Wounded Healer, in Pisces, takes the spotlight), and an hour later Moon squares Saturn (in Sadge). Religion and issues of belief can take center stage, and chances are good that “things” are not very pleasant. Will we see riots?
Outers: Mars Triseptiles Saturn, and karma is very definitely in play today. Please do note that this involves Mars (the “lesser malefic”) and Saturn (the “greater malefic”). Again, “things” could turn ugly. Saturn quincunx Ceres is a similar amplifier of unpleasentness. This is a difficult day.
For most people, this is a “day off,” and that is a GREAT use of this day. The triseptiles tell us that we are wise to help someone less fortunate than ourselves, done anonymously and with no thought of compensation in the future. After Moon moves into Aries, SOME useful work can be accomplished if that is necessary, but still do avoid fruitless conflicts.