From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, April ’18
For those of you who are local, S.T.A.R. Guild will meet on Tuesday, April 24th at the library in Cocoa at 308 Forrest, at 6 pm. We will continue our look at the planet, Mercury. In March we surveyed quotes by numerous astrologers on the meaning of the planet. We also looked at the charts of Stephen Hawking and Einstein. In Hawking’s solar house chart, we saw a grand trine between a Capricorn Mercury and the Moon & Neptune in Virgo and Saturn & Uranus in Taurus. Math and science are very real and this activity in earth signs supports that, especially the trine to Saturn and Uranus. I think Neptune and the Moon add to his cosmological interests. Also, his strong square between Mercury and Mars in Aries is probably his disease.
Einstein has less Mercury aspects, but those that he has are poignant. He has Mercury with Saturn in Aries in the wholesign 10 house. So he got recognition for a fundamental theory about energy. Mercury is the theory, Saturn is fundamental, and Aries is energetic. E=MC squared is energy = mass times the speed of light squared.
In April we will look at Mercury in our charts and explain how the sign and house placement and the aspects actually feel. Next up is a look at Chiron, Jupiter, and Sun sign/Moon sign combos.
Last month these events caught my interests.
Bad storms in the northeast – Saturn in Capricorn is strong and brings bad weather. The Sun square Mars most of the month adds to this.
The announcement that Kim Jung Un wants to talk and Trump agrees. Mars and the Moon are on Trump’s Sagittarius Moon. Talking Mercury and Venus are squaring serious Saturn.
Governor Scott signs the school safety bill with the Moon and Mars in shooting sign Sagittarius.
The first student march against guns. The Moon is in people sign Aquarius and Mars is still in shooting sign Sagittarius. Another youth anti-gun event happens on the 24th with a T square between the Moon, the Sun, and Mars and Saturn. Part of this is between youthful Aries and conservative Capricorn.
The pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami. The Sun squares Mars which suggests management problems in construction. And at the time of the project that caused the collapse, the Ascendant was oppose Saturn. This is a bad time to do something.
McCabe is fired. Sun square Mars shows someone in charge and a firing.
The facebook personal data issue comes to our attention. Communication planet, Mercury and social planet, Venus are squaring Pluto in corporation sign, Capricorn. Saturn is also in Capricorn. And Mars has just entered the sign on the 17th.
Trump signs a $1.3 trillion spending bill. The Moon is in Gemini, his Sun sign. And the Sun is squaring Mars and Saturn in Capricorn, the government sign.
Porn star, Stormy Daniels is on 60 Minutes. The Moon is in Cancer, Trump’s 12th house, the house of secrets. The Sun is squaring Mars and Saturn; trouble for someone in power. And the planets passing through Capricorn are opposing Trump’s 12 house.
A deadly Russian mall fire happens with the Sun squaring malefic planets, Mars and Saturn.
The expulsion of Russian diplomats, California suing over a census question, The VA head being ousted, the DOJ IG agreeing to look at surveillance abuses, Sessions noting that there is already a prosecutor looking at these things, and 380 sherrifs letting congress know that they want a wall all happened under the Sun squaring Mars and Saturn. For most of the month the Sun was squaring Mars which makes trouble in many areas. It was a bad month for the stock market.
This month Mercury remains retrograde in youthful Aries until the 15th, so, we need to slow down and focus. These retrograde periods are good for mental rest and retreat. Mercury squares Saturn all month, so, we should be positive and not add to this troublesome energy. Mars conjuncts Saturn and later Pluto. And the Sun squares Pluto until mid-month. This type of thing brings events and we should be constructive in all. We are seeing a lot of tense activity between and in activist Aries and conservative, government, corporation sign Capricorn.
On the 1st until 7ish we have the remnants of the Libra Full Moon which squares Mars and Saturn and requires good sense on our part.
New Moon in Aries on the 14th and 15th with Uranus and squaring planets in Capricorn is not only a new start but a jolt.
Full Moon in Scorpio on the 29th and 30th with Jupiter is intense with some good.
Fairly good days this month are: 2, 3, 5, 12, 13, 16, 17,25, 26, & 30. On the 5th and early on the 25th the Moon trines the Sun. This is good for healing and general success.
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Leslie Marlar, Astrologer, PAI ’77
Hermetician Church of Light ’93
Honors Graduate B.G.S. Rollins ’90