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Following the Moon: Dec. 7, 2022GGAMoon

The day I put up my “Following the Moon” article for Nov. 23, in which I had expressed concern about more violence, we had another mass shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia. There have been several others since, all across the United States, though most of them didn’t make the main news sites. They were edged out by the heartwarming stories of holiday cheer and compassion that are so popular this time of years. This was also something I talked about in the article. (Click here to see the article and the chart for Nov. 23).

Other than that, the news during this lunation period has centered on expectations. What was the Supreme Court going to do with the latest challenge to gay marriage? What were Republicans going to do when they took control of the House of Representative? How far would the U.S. team go in the World Cup? This is fairly typical of a lunation chart in which the Sun and Moon are in cadent houses. The really important stuff is happening behind the scenes. That’s not going to be a problem with the Full Moon chart for Dec. 7, however. The Sun and Moon are in angular house and this typically describes events that are dramatic and in our faces. (Click on Full Moon to see the chart.)

Following the Moon: Nov. 23, 2022

At the end of my article on the Full Moon chart for election day, Nov. 8, I wrote that expectations would be overturned. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) I didn’t expect it to be my expectations, but, thankfully, it was. The election occurred without disruptions or violence and even the “election deniers” who lost politely conceded. Though many of the contests were extremely close, the overall feeling is that the election represented a return to sanity.

That sanity, unfortunately, did not extend to everyone. This lunation period brought us three mass murders in three different states: Virginia, Idaho and Colorado. All three were senseless and none of them had anything to do with politics or the election. In the Nov. 8 chart Mars was square Neptune and, as I’ve said a couple of times, Mars brings the crazy out of Neptune. This aspect was a feature of the Oct. 25 lunation chart (remember the loon with a hammer who attacked Paul Pelosi) and we’ll see it again in the Dec.7 chart, indicating that there’s more crazy to come.

The horoscope for the New Moon on Nov. 23 is a tricky beast. (Click on New Moon to see the chart.) At first glance it seems to be a salad of nice trines and sextiles, with the Sun and Moon in a peaceful configuration with Jupiter. And then you take a second look and see the snake in this garden of Eden.

Kevin McCarthy Gets a Jupiter MomentMcCarthyK Image

The planet Jupiter, associated with expansion and the favor of the gods, is currently blessing Kevin McCarthy. The midterm elections seem primed to create a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. As the current minority leader, McCarthy would be the top candidate to become Speaker of the House, a position that he has long coveted.

Right now transiting Jupiter is opposed to McCarthy’s Mars. (Click here to see a horoscope done for noon on McCarthy’s date of birth.) At the same time transiting Uranus is conjunct McCarthy’s natal Jupiter and opposed to his natal Neptune. It’s hard to argue with two Jupiter aspects like that. Though there’s still some hope that Democrats will pull off a few miracle wins and hold their majority in the House, these aspects indicate that McCarthy will be the one waving the gavel next year.

Or will he? The fact is that many members of this soon-to-be Republican majority find McCarthy woefully insufficiently in his loyalty to Donald Trump. Never mind that the midterms elections were a major blow to Trump’s control of the Republican Party, these Representatives may still be looking to replace Kevin McCarthy with someone more responsive to the ex-president’s direction.

Following the Moon: Nov. 8, 2022

The New Moon chart for Oct. 25, 2022 featured Mars square Neptune. (Click here to see the article and the chart.) I had said the Mars tends to bring the “crazy” out of Neptune and, of course, it did. The attack on Paul Pelosi, the husband of Nancy Pelosi, was carried out by a crazed man armed with a hammer who somehow thought that if he could break the knees of Speaker Pelosi, the world would be made right again. When that plan fell through, he bashed in the skull of the 82 year-old Mr. Pelosi.

That was Mars square Neptune, but the Oct. 25 chart also featured Pluto on the I.C. The last time we had Pluto on the I.C. we had a devastating hurricane. This time Pluto brought us a hurricane of hatred. The attack on Paul Pelosi was recast by the Republican faithful, who believe that all Democrats are sexual predators, as a sexual assignation gone wrong, while Democrats cast Republicans as SS soldiers intent on instituting their version of “Gilead” from “The Handmaid’s Tale.” A lot of this, of course, is election year politics, but it’s election year politics on LSD, (or on Neptune if you’re an astrologer.)

The Full Moon and eclipse chart for Nov. 8 is one that astrologers around the country have been looking at all year. November 8 is, of course, Election Day in the U.S. and this Full Moon occurs at 6:02 AM EST, two minutes after the polls open. What could go wrong? Plenty, if you look at this chart. (Click here to see the horoscope.)