The beginning of the week will be dominated by a conjunction between Jupiter and Pluto, which was exact over the previous week-end. I have always understood this aspect to be about self-improvement. We are trying to make ourselves better, to reach the peak of our possible performace. So whatever you are doing, however isolated you are, you can push yourself to the maximum. The isolated pianist can play all night, the charity worker can feed the world, the runner can go for broke. Which is perhaps the problem. Jupiter conjunct Pluto doesn’t care too much for personal safety, so in your quest for excellence don’t kill yourself.
On a more general level, I am wondering if we have hit peak crisis, that this peak perhaps happened with last week’s Mars-Saturn conjunction. Things are bad, things will carry on getting bad… but there might not be any more surprise events. Yet at the moment astrology is working better than usual, and every gyration of the heavens is being felt down here on earth. From Wednesday through to Friday the Moon is moving through the via combusta, the flaming path that lies between 15 degrees Libra and 15 degrees Scorpio. There will be a sense of the unexpected, and if it can go wrong, it will go wrong. Put another way, don’t take risks!
Finally, I should mention that on April 8 , at 2.35 am GMT, there is a Full Moon – see above for the chart, set for London. The chart locks in the Jupiter-Pluto conjunction, and the way Britain presents itself to the world may change over the next few weeks. It is a determination to get things right. However maybe one should be more worried about Sweden. If you set the Full Moon chart for Stockholm, there is early Aquarius rising, so the separating Mars-Saturn conjunction hits the country head on. How successful will Sweden’s rather lax approach to COVID-19 be?
The Full Moon is also tied up with Venus. The planet of love, women and money makes an exact 45/135 degree aspect to the lunation. In terms of people’s private lives, it is probably a time when women around the world have to make a special effort to assert themselves. In terms of global issues, it may relate to pressure surrounding public finances. I know, I am stating the obvious. There is also a possibility that there is strong pressure to dissolve boundaries, for example in terms of national co-operation. I am not sure if this is a good idea – COVID-19 may be a Tower of Babel event, designed to build boundaries rather than destroy them.