This week’s biggest news of course is the big Aries Full Moon that occurred on the 24th. Not big as in Supermoon big, but big as in eight planets all linked together in a dance of high energy planetary juju. The energy of Full Moons take about three days to culminate and then about three days to dissipate so we are still riding the waves of that explosion of energies.
In the US news, the disruption of the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court is a classic manifestation of the energies of this Aries Full Moon. Mercury in Libra, desiring fairness, was tightly aligned to both the Sun and Moon, as was Chiron which brought up old wounds of the past to be addressed and hopefully resolved. Uranus did indeed foster a disruption of the status quo which was looking like a seamless nomination and confirmation process.
This week we have a triple conjunction of the South Node (events of the past) to Mars (assertion and need) that includes the Black Moon Lilith, a force of primal feminism and the astrological mascot of the MeToo movement. Combined with the lingering energies of the Aries Full Moon, this planetary dynamic will remain in effect at least until Friday. Since allegations of sexual assault (connected with the Black Moon Lilith) are involved, I suspect the Supreme Court nomination process will not be resolved and more Kavanaugh accusers will come forward during this period.
Venus is in Scorpio now too, encouraging intense and passionate interactions which could overpower the tendency of Mercury in Libra towards polite conflict resolution.
It will be an interesting week!