MARCH 7, 2008
This new Moon in Pisces today at 12:15 PM E.S.T. has been very eventful in the relationship to the U.S. horoscope I follow. It is the chart for the signing of the Articles of Confederation...November 15, 1777...12:46 PM... York Pennsylvania.
The triple chart below is relocated for Washington, D.C. chart (inner) progressed up to today (March 7th-middle wheel) - and the transits for the time of the new Moon.
Notice that the Pisces lunation squared progressed Uranus in the 4th house in the U.S. chart. Right at the time of the new Moon, President Bush (represented by the Sun) held a press conference on T.V. (Uranus. People are concerned about the economy, so he tried to reassure everyone (unconvincingly, I thought) that things will get better soon on the domestic front.
Because the sign of Gemini rules the U.S. 5th house of the speculation, this aspect was also reflected in the DOW closing down 146.70 points. In fact, the Dow fell 3% this week, and is down 16% from its all time high. Early on March 12th, the transiting Sun moves up to 22 Pisces and squares progressed U.S. Mercury. So I am wondering if that will bring another down cycle for the financial markets.
This lunation today also ties into the report today that because of the high price of gas, people are sacrificing (Pisces-oil) and are cutting back on their driving (Gemini).
Another aspect I have been watching is the progressed U.S. Moon at 9 degrees of Scorpio (banks) in the 8th house moving up to exactly conjoin natal U.S. Mercury at 9 Scorpio 43, which will be exact on March 18th. This is just a degree past natal and progressed Saturn which squares progressed Venus at 8 Leo 36 in the 6th house.
Ben Bernanke, the Chairman of the Federal Reserve has said recently that, in light of all of the country's financial woes, a small bank could possibly go under. I am wondering if this is what might happen around the 18th when that aspect is exact. I would think that it could be more than just a small bank, however!
So this Pisces new Moon period, manifesting for the next two weeks, will continue to be eventful.