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April 15

ARE WE WALKING INTO WAR?

It's been quite a week. And we still haven't got to the Sun Uranus conjunction, which by past evidence, has been so important in the life of President Trump. It was certainly close enough for him to announce the bombing of Syria. But there may be more to come, regarding a high noon with Mueller, on the domestic front.

If you read this column frequently, you'll be familiar with the fact that the newsworthy Mercury and military Mars cycles for 2018, are actually a repeat of 1939, the beginning year of World War Two. So it's no surprise to hear similar media hype, this time beating the drums of a World War Three scenario.

Astrologically the likelihood of global confrontation is increased, although the stakes are now far higher and have been ever since 1949, when Russia developed a nuclear bomb and the Cold War rivalry began. So what does the July 4 1776 horoscope of the USA show in relation to this? For now - the answer is plenty.

THE FINGER OF GOD

At 9.01 pm on April 13 2018 in Washington, as President Trump announced another bombing raid on Syria, the aspect pattern known as the Yod or 'Finger of God' perfected between the transits of Jupiter and Pluto and the USA's natal Mars. The fateful Yod is an aspect of rising tension, usually requiring an uncomfortable adjustment.

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With the US war planet of Mars as the fulcrum, and positioned in the seventh house of allies and enemies, the adjustment concerned the severity of the military strike. It was as if something had to be done, following the political rhetoric, but the actions would be restrained or compromised, due to mitigating circumstances.

THE LOCO-MOTIVES

The 'mitigating circumstances' involve Russia for starters. They also involve a lack of definitive proof as to the source of the chemical attacks in Ghouta on April 7. And why Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, would do so immediately after the US announced they were pulling out of Syria.

Like the British spy scandal, just prior to Putin's re-election, the motives made little sense. Regardless of who the guilty party is, the worrying part is the urgency to jump to conclusions, particularly by British PM Theresa May, before credible evidence can be established and without giving parliament a chance to deliberate.

Last week's tweet by the BBC's foreign affairs producer Riam Dalati claiming, "Sick and tired of activists and rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption. Then they wonder why some serious journos are questioning part of the narrative," was deleted, but not before a screenshot was taken.

It wouldn't be the first time that the BBC have swapped truth for propaganda. In May 2012 they posted a photo of a child jumping over body bags. They claimed the victims were children awaiting burial from the Syrian war. The photo was taken back on March 27 2003 in Iraq. Exposed by the original photographer, and other news sources, they retracted their error.

The Mercury Mars cycle repeating 1939 suggest there will be some repercussions from these military actions. In spearheading the allied bombing of Syrian targets, President Trump selected an April time frame which has a recurrent pattern of violent acts connected to the USA.

In fact Trump's announcement came on the anniversary date of dropping the largest non-nuclear bomb produced by the USA, last year, on eastern Afghanistan. Astrologically, it coincides with the annual squaring of the Sun to the US Pluto and this time unpredictable Uranus is right there in the frame.

THE LETHAL THIRD WEEK OF APRIL

The six day period from the 15th to the 20th of April encompasses some of the most eruptive events in US history. Sandwiched in the same week as the shooting massacres of Columbine High and Virginia Tech, lie an uncanny amount of inflammatory events, involving explosives, weaponry and the military.

The Texas City Fire, of April 16 1947, remains to this day America's worst industrial accident. A ship, with a cargo of ammonium nitrate, bound for war torn Europe, exploded in the harbour, killing around 600 people and injuring another 2000.

The third week of April marks the USA's biggest naval battle since World War Two. Operation Praying Mantis was fought against Iran in the Persian Gulf from April 18 1988. The following year on April 19 in a tragic naval accident, a gun turret exploded on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors.

April 19 1993 was the day of the Branch Davidian Massacre near Waco, Texas, resulting in 76 fatalities. Two years later it inspired the even deadlier Oklahoma City Bombing. That attack on a government building, by the Gulf War veteran, Timothy McVeigh, remains the USA's most lethal homeland terrorist act, claiming 168 lives.

Catastrophes like the Deepwater Horizon explosion or the San Francisco Earthquake occurred during the third week of April, along with military disasters such as JFK's failed Bay of Pigs invasion or the April 19 1983 bombing of the US Embassy in Beirut. April 19 represents Patriot's Day.

The battles of Lexington and Concord, triggering the Revolutionary War, began on April 19 1775. The US Civil War also began only a couple of days short, on April 12 1861. And the US/Spanish War fits neatly into the time frame with President McKinley receiving the go-ahead from Congress on April 20 1898.

Some events, such as the bombing of the Boston Marathon or the Columbine High shootings, can be symbolically and directly connected to Patriot's Day. The others have no possible connection, bar the Sun annually forming its departing square to the USA's Pluto, a planet often associated with death and destruction.

Trump elected to bomb Syria as both the Sun and Uranus squared the USA's Pluto. And he has followed it up with a Tweet, citing 'Mission Accomplished'. But is it really...and where is it leading? We all recall another President standing behind those two words, Mission Accomplished.

WATCH THIS NEW MOON

The April New Moon, with jack in the box Uranus, is sure to offer up startle and surprise over the next 30 days. I'll elaborate more next week. But here's a teaser. The US Assistant Attorney General, Rob Rosenstein, was sworn in at 18.34 hours on April 26 2017. Thank you astrologer and former history teacher, Gary Lorentzen for that info.

Add to that, Special Prosecutor Bob Mueller was announced to the White House at 17.30 hours on May 17 2017 by Rosenstein. The horoscopes of both of these appointments will be re-activated by the fresh New Moon 30 day cyle beginning April 15, Washington time. And the key planet is Uranus.

Here's a biwheel of the two appointments and the blue arrow is focussing on the New Moon degree of 26 of Aries, right on the Mercury/Uranus of Mueller's appointment and on the Uranus of Rosensteins.

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Aries or Aries Rising weekly horoscope: The initiating New Moon of the 16th (evening of 15th in USA) is affecting throughout April, and unique to your sign. Its combination with electric Uranus, brings fast change, and with it a new sense of independence and modernization. Strong willed Uranus, known for it's insurrectionist attitude, is instilling a rebellious resolution, especially regarding situations where control or conformity has become an intolerable impost for you. Birthdays right around this mid-month lunation, will feel this very powerfully. To look at your own personal chart, organise a personal and/or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top 

Taurus or Taurus Rising weekly horoscope: The New Moon effecting strongly between the 15th and 17th, but influencing the entire month, suits reaching constructive conclusions, organising the quick clean out, or rapidly winding up on matters. It has a clearing effect, a sense of liberation via the finality of something. This allows you a clean, fresh start, which should be fully operative by the end of the April. Initially you may be doing a lot of behind the scenes preparation for what transpires later. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and/or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Gemini or Gemini Rising weekly horoscope: Friendships loom large around the New Moon period of the 15th through 17th. This lunation is working in your favour and speeding up progress; positively changing the playing fields regarding your associations. Close associates can suddenly take your life to different places and be an exhilarating source of spontaneity and originality. Group affiliations can also assist in mastering new technologies or pursuing alternative lifestyle solutions. The Sun and Moon's alignment with unique Uranus can coincide with some unexpected liaisons who are invoking the 'individual' - and perhaps rebel - in you. To look at your own personal chart, organise a Skype and or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Cancer or Cancer Rising weekly horoscope: The New Moon exact on the 16th (evening of the 15th in USA), occurs uppermost in your solar chart – a place of rapid elevation. It highlights areas your life connected to status, profession and public involvement. For those seeking to make fast changes to the work scene, especially if looking for greater independence, or going with something modern and new, changing circumstances may now provide the catalyst. There may also be sudden changes at the top of workplace management, or groups you belong to. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Leo or Leo Rising weekly horoscope: The mid-month New Moon, spotlighting the planet of originality and difference – Uranus – is also highlighting unexplored territory for you. You are living the philosophy of life being a journey, or voyage of both planned and unexpected discoveries. Any inspiring expedition ultimately involves exploring new vistas. Where you are going should represent where you are also growing? Somewhere beyond the familiar day-to-day realms. It’s perfect for embarking on overseas trips, mastering a new language or subject or assimilating with others of different cultures, background and beliefs. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Virgo or Virgo Rising weekly horoscope: The April New Moon, very effective through the 15th to 17th, occurs in the area of your solar chart that ancient astrologers referred to as the house of death. But to allay your suspicions of mortality there is a New Moon in this area every year. And as Arlo Guthrie aptly wrote, ‘The death of what’s dead is the birth of what’s living.’ What's more important is taking a look at those areas of personal transformation that you’re about to navigate, that involves facing and eradicating old fears, taboos or memories. And shedding the outworn skins. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Libra or Libra Rising weekly horoscope: The New Moon of the 15th (16th in US) occurs with surprise packet Uranus, opposite your sign and highlighting relationships. It's almost a promise that your alliances and affiliations are going to be anything but boring. And their eccentricities can be drawing out the rebel in you. Whenever there is a focus on Uranus, it can seem like ET has just landed in the backyard. Or it's what you didn't know about the people that you did know...before. Rapid realignments emphasise flexibility and freedom. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Scorpio or Scorpio Rising weekly horoscope: The French Enlightenment philosopher Voltaire mused, “doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.” That same condition was acknowledged a millennia earlier by Pliny the Elder who mused that, “the only certainty is that nothing is certain.” Enter a new Moon with unpredictable Uranus, exact on the 16th (evening of the 15th in the USA), proving that wisdom is nothing new. And the best laid plans of mice and men often go askew. So when your setting out your schedules or working on your masterpiece – be like the bamboo that bends with the wind. Allow some elbow room. Be ahead of the game of having a Plan B. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or Skype consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details. Top

Sagittarius or Sagittarius Rising weekly horoscope: You’ve heard the genius that ‘suffers for his/her art’. Maybe there is a whole new way of looking at that. Playtime may be the best panacea. Healthy self-expression is one of life's best therapies. Fortunately the New Moon of the 16th (evening of the 15th in the US) is encouraging you in those directions, with one proviso. It's not a matter of people pleasing. Those who genuinely succeed big-time, do so by being uniquely themselves – originality is ultimately your greatest gift. The energies of April are supporting risk taking, spontaneous activities and providing the 'difference' that matters. To look at your own personal chart, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin. Click here for details.  Top

Capricorn or Capricorn Rising weekly horoscope: Some months will drift by without rocking your world – others can be real earth shakers. April is potentially one of the latter. It's all stemming from the base of your solar chart, where the New Moon links to wild card Uranus, effective from the 15th through to the 17th. It's impacting the foundational areas of your life – home, parental relationships, family connections and those close enough to call family. For many Capricorns this has been an area of real reform, dating back to 2010. If you’re eyeing another home change, especially one that supports greater independence, April can be the time window supporting such moves. Look at your own future prospects astrologically for the years ahead, organize a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin Click here for details. Top

Aquarius or Aquarius Rising weekly horoscope: Genius involves thinking outside the square. This is the overwhelming message of the April New Moon, and it is powerfully evident between the 15th and 17th. It has an academic flavour attached, even if you're not mixing in such circles. Areas of information, communication, and immediate contacts is where this energy is best expended. The technological associations of Uranus, suits modernizing your communication equipment, computers and software. These networking energies are ideal for establishing new contacts, or meeting others of like mind. To discuss your own future prospects astrologically for 2018, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed. Click here for details. Top

Pisces or Pisces Rising weekly horoscope: The mid-month New Moon dawns with Uranus, a planet associated with walking the road less traveled. Think freedom and flexibility over conformity or conservatism. When it occurs in an area of your solar chart normally associated with security it can lead to a sudden change of values. It’s another way of saying. ‘Nothing owns me!’ Entire life beliefs can undergo sudden shifts now. This is usually driven by a need to become more independent, or create individual channels of income. So the April accent on being a self made person is not going away in a hurry. This can just be the start of something big. To look at your own personal horoscope, organise a phone or personal consultation with Ed Tamplin click here for details. Top

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