April Newsletter

From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, April ’24

Star Guild met on the 26th and covered many topics.

We looked at the chart for Spring, the beginning of the year, and noted difficult Pluto and Mars in the whole sign 4th, a weather house. Also a Leo moon was opposing Pluto, suggesting extreme events for us.

We cited our events around the 3/25 eclipse and prepared to note anything important for the April 8th solar eclipse.

A tanker ran into the Baltimore Key’s bridge on the 26th. In addition to the eclipse, which brings events, Mars was in Pisces along with Venus, Saturn, and Neptune. A chart for the time of the accident has all these in the 4th house. This is watery territory. Mars is the planet of accidents. Saturn brings loses. We can contrast the chart of the Sunshine Skyview accident in Tampa on May 9th 1980. That chart has the Moon in the 10th in watery Pisces oppose Jupiter and Mars in Virgo in the 4th, Saturn is also in the 4th. Pisces is the water, Jupiter is shipping, and Mars is the collision. In the Baltimore chart Mars in Jupiter’s sign, Pisces in the 4th says it all.

These charts can be seen on my Facebook pages: Leslie Marlar, Leslie Marlar Astrology, and STAR Guild Astrology Study Group.

The Princess of Wales has been ill and has the Sun in Capricorn opposed the Moon in Cancer and those square Mars, Saturn, and Pluto in the 6th. Transiting Mars connected with this from Capricorn in most of January and half of February. Then Mars stimulated Venus and Mercury in early Aquarius at the 6th and 8th degree, in the last half of February. These Mars transits showed difficulty for her. Let us remember that extreme Pluto is in very early Aquarius. It could already be having an effect and as it moves along will have an effect.

Haiti has been having a difficult time lately. Their Virgo Moon opposes Pluto and there is a square from Saturn in the 7th to Mars in the 10th. Mars, the MC, Sun, Mercury, and Venus are in Capricorn. Mars transiting Capricorn, from week 2 of January to mid-February, did not help. Plus Saturn has been near their Pluto in the 12th. Mars in Pisces is extending that. And the eclipses are hitting their cardinal planets.

Steven Forrest has a great article on George Lucas and his past life in “Mountain Astrologer”. He focuses on the south node and says that it represents who we are in a past life. The sign and house describe us. Hard aspects to it show our situation, as do the sign, house, and hard aspects of the rulers of the node’s sign.

I have a new method for sizing up a chart. Hard aspects to the Sun, Ascendant, and first house ruler show everything that is “angular” and important in the chart.

Other events in March and late February.

The fires in late Feb. and the Mall fire in Dhaka Bangladesh happened with Mars square Jupiter. These two bring big trouble.

Hur’s testimony noting that Biden is to elderly to stand trial happened with Mars squaring Biden’s Mars, Mercury, Sun, and Venus in Scorpio. Uranus is also opposing these.

On March 15th, the Judge in the Georgia case ruled that Willis or Wade would have to go. Wade went.

Israel and Hamas continue to fight. Pluto and Mars (week 1, 2, and 3) in Aquarius are connecting with planets in fixed signs in the Israel chart.

The shooting in Moscow happened with the Mon squaring Uranus and opposing Mars.

Trump was supposed to go bankrupt on the 25th. Instead a judge on appeal ruled that a lesser bond was due and the next day his Truth Social went public and made him billions. The eclipsed Moon was in Libra where his Jupiter is. That Jupiter trines his Sun and Uranus, which is very lucky.

Finally I must mention that there was unusually heavy rain in South Carolina on March 10th. There was a new moon in wet Pisces.

In April planets are in Aries, Taurus, Aquarius, and Pisces. Planets in Aries enliven us. Those in Taurus stimulate interest in nature, money, and comfort. Aquarius brings us unusual ideas and people. Pisces stimulates our inner self. With Mars and Saturn in Pisces we may have to work at being happy.

Pluto in early Aquarius brings forces to those early in Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius. Let’s deal with them well.

Jupiter and Uranus are very close to each other this month. Jupiter is good but Uranus is unexpected and unpredictable. To be circumspect, we should take care with money and avoid excesses. In week 4, the Sun squares Pluto and we are focused on or dealing with extremes.

In week 1 and 2 of April Mars is near Saturn. Losses and mishaps can occur. We should stay encouraged and act without stress.

In week 4, Mars is near Neptune and actions and motivations are hard to define. These Mars aspects can also show additional events coming from the Key’s bridge collapse.

A New Moon Solar Eclipse happens on the 7th and 8th in Aries. Let’s have adventures that will never be found on “Ridiculousness”.

A Full Moon in Scorpio on the 23rd and 24th is an intense culmination.

Fairly good days this month are: 2, 5, 6, 7, 10, 18, 25, & 28.

Remember my site and STAR Guild on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6 pm on Skype.

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Astrologer Leslie Marlar PAI ’77


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