Henry Seltzer – Saturday afternoon and evening’s First Quarter Moon comes along at an interesting time, just as we are absorbing the lessons for our lives stemming from the rather powerful first three months of the year. The activity of outer planets Uranus and Pluto in combination has been extreme, and has had the effect of raising our awareness for the issues that we must be getting on with, both individually and collectively, in this time of radical transformation. This month of April has been a thoughtful period of time, and next week, kicked off by the quarter Moon, continues this reflective trend. The logical attributes of conscious mental process are invoked, since Mercury is still near Mars in the sky and in close forming aspect to both Chiron and Pluto. Venus, ruler in this configuration of both the Sun and Mercury, remains inconjunct with Pluto while beginning to square Chiron as well. Saturn is also prominent now, aspected by the Sun and Moon, which can be seen as an indication of the seriousness of our current situation, and our commitment to embodying meaningful change.
Along with Chiron, powerful Pluto remains featured in these late spring skies, symbolizing the intensity of the mandate for change that has been so active over the beginning of the year and that in more muted form is yet still with us. The Uranus–Pluto square, which recently completed its seventh of seven exact hits this decade, picks up again with renewed intensity next December, so that we have six months or so to consider what this most recent exact hit has brought to light for us — as we reflect on the deeper meaning of our lives. We might wonder where indeed we are heading in response to the transformational impulse that has been so resonantly stimulated over the past few years. Continue reading