April Libra Full Moon Haiku

What did the Moon see?
A gang of robbers hiding
social privilege.

The state of Georgia was founded on January 2, 1788.  A natal chart for Georgia set for noon shows an Ascendant of 18°10’ Libra. Today’s April 7, 2020 Moon occurs at 10:35 pm Eastern at 18°43’ Libra.  The Sabian Symbol for this degree in Libra is a gang of robbers hiding.

The sign of Libra strives for balance between polarities with a higher expression of social justice and dedication to humanity at large. Libra is ruled by the planet Venus.  Venus generally rules personal values, vocalization, financial standing, beauty and concordance. Venus is presently out of bounds by declination.  This OOB Venus crosses the line in order to have more, to be greedy, to over indulge, with acquisitiveness, avarice, rapacity and grasping behavior.

Venus is presently in the sign of Gemini. Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, presently in detriment in the sign of Pisces. Jupiter rules Pisces and governs big business, wealth, gambling, speculative ventures and the law. Jupiter is presently in detriment in the sign of Capricorn. When planets are in signs of their detriment, it is less likely that they can serve in their higher expression.

Kelly Loeffler, the Senator for Georgia has professed to dumping $18 million in retail stocks and purchasing shares in companies selling Personal Protective Equipment such as medical gowns, and telework software companies after receiving classified briefings on Coronavirus.  Her husband is the CEO of Intercontinental Exchange and a chairman of the NY Stock Exchange.

David Purdue, the other Senator for Georgia, increased his stock transactions nearly threefold after receiving classified briefings on Coronavirus. He purchased stock from a chemical company that supplies Protective Personal Equipment and stock from streaming entertainment provider Netflix while selling his shares in Caesar Entertainment, a casino company whose properties has been shuttered due to the COVID-19 crisis.

According to Senate rules, their actions do not constitute insider trading.

Justice is Libra’s Tarot Card. Justice seeks accountability, equilibrium, truth, fairness and the law.

Today, the Wisconsin polling areas are surrounded by people in line 6 feet apart, exercising their right to vote. The Supreme Court handed down a decision yesterday evening forcing Wisconsin residents to choose between voting and staying safe. Some voters are willing to risk their lives in order to safeguard American democracy.

The five conservative justices on the Supreme Court rolled back an absentee-ballot extension that would have provided voters another week to submit ballots by mail. Their decision is a portentous sign of what actions the Court will allow elected officials to get away with during the COVID-19 outbreak, even as those actions impair our representative democracy.

The goings on in this one state may not seem important now but Wisconsin is a battleground state. Voters in big cities are more liberal. Blocking mail ballots will skew results in a conservative direction. This has implications with electoral college votes in the upcoming Presidential election.

In a constitutional republic, voters voices should be heard, not silenced. Recall that the planet that governs the voice is Venus. Venus’s wish is not only for ease and luxury but also harmony, truth and balance. If this current crisis has you on overload, evaluate your life, weigh your choices and make what matters most a priority. Look to your relationship with others, yourself, what you value and hold sacred. Nourish your authenticity and preserve your integrity – even if others do not.