Dec. ’23 Newsletter

From the Desk of Leslie Marlar, Dec. ’23

STAR Guild met and looked at the events we experienced under the eclipse in Taurus on Oct. 28th. Next month we will meet on Dec. 19th.

Events of November ’23 and astrological correspondents.

On Oct. 28, the day of the lunar eclipse in Taurus, Israel started phase 2 of the Israel Hamas War with the major invasion. In Israel’s chart, the Sun is in Taurus in the 7th house. The Sun in the 7th can be translated as an important war.

The Oct 7th attack happened with the Moon in Cancer in the 10th square the Ascendant and Mars in Libra in the 1st. All of this was connecting with nodes in Aries/Libra. The Next day, a Leo Moon marked a lunar return for Israel and started it connections to Moon, MC, Pluto, Saturn, Mars, Sun and possibly the Ascendant, all in fixed signs in Israel’s chart. Israel’s Ascendant is either late Libra or early Scorpio. The meeting to add Israel as a nation started at 4pm giving a Libra Asc. But various votes and statements came later while the Ascendant was in Scorpio. See TMA June July 2003. Mars went into Scorpio on the 12th of Oct. and began aspects of the fixed signs mentioned above. And we have seen the destruction of Gaza as Mars in Israel’s 1st house activated many planets in its chart. Israel was stimulated to action. And as Mars went to Sagittarius on Friday, Nov. 24th, an agreement came into being that created a lull in fighting and the return of some hostages. And this change in Mars’ sign, marks a new phase in the war.

Finally, from a Biblical/Kabbalistic/Mythological standpoint, David was God’s favorite. God would even do things for others in David’s name. The Israeli flag displays the Star of David, a symbol of protection from God.

There have been and continue to be many pro Palestinian demonstrations in the U.S. and in the world.

I associate this with Mars in Scorpio and Mars squaring the U.S. Moon. Mars in Scorpio has also been in the same sign as Biden’s Mars, Mercury, Sun, and Venus. His poll numbers are way down partially due to his support of Israel and also his age.

As Mars is in Sagittarius, late Nov. through early Jan., protests may continue because Sagittarius is an expressive sign. And, it goes from one important place in Biden’s chart to another important place. So Mars events continue.

Hurricane Otis landfall chart showed Jupiter in the 10th oppose Mars in the 4th. These are weather houses. The Sun, Mercury, and Uranus were also nearby and in weather houses.

Iceland is in the news and showing signs of an imminent lava eruption. Fiery Mars in fiery Sagittarius in late Nov and in Dec. and early Jan. seems appropriate for this. Mars squares Saturn in late Nov. and early Dec. and it squares Neptune in weeks 3 and 4 of Dec. and to the 4th of Jan. The 1st square is a loss square and the second obstructs vision. In addition to Mars, the Sun is in Sagittarius in weeks 1, 2, and 3 and Mercury is there in week 4. So energy is added to the above situation.

So we have lava underground in Iceland and trouble in tunnels in Gaza. The underground is Pluto and tunnels are Saturn. I will be watching to see how this plays out.

In Dec., New Moon in Sagittarius on the 11th and 12th brings a new start in our views. Full Moon in Cancer on the 26th, 27th, and much of the 28th brings caring, beautiful light, and holidays.

Fairly good days in Dec. are: 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, and 27.

A few things could be mentioned about 2024. In late January Pluto goes back into Aquarius and stays for 20 years except for September, Oct., most of November ’24. Aquarius is all that we think about the future and Pluto’s activation of the sign brings on the future. For those who have anything important in early fined signs, Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius, you will have events.

Jupiter conjuncts Uranus on April 20th. They are close throughout April. This is a bit extreme. Jupiter does things in a big way. Uranus does things in an unexpected

way. If we are doing things the right way, it can be good. So, the place to start is making sure that we are sound in our judgment and ready for opportunity.

Jupiter will go into Gemini for a year after a year in Taurus on May 25th. Jupiter is beneficial unless you are in trouble with the law. In Gemini, Jupiter will move toward squaring Saturn and Neptune. So some interference happens with Jupiter’s blessings. So, to counter these influences, we need to defend our faith, stay encouraged, and be focused.

Mars starts a retrograde period in Leo and then Cancer on the 6th of Dec. ’24 and does not go direct until the 25th of February. We should all get our acts together before this starts.

I’ll be talking about the Astrology of ’24 at the Spiritualist Church in Melbourne on Dec 3rd at 10 am.

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