Being a member of the human family is a glorious privilege but if you’re one of the common people your life can be a difficult daily struggle.
The common people, also identified as the masses, civilians, ordinary folk or everyday people, make up the bulk of humanity.
They lack the inclination or opportunity to lead and consequently rely on their elected representatives at national, state and local levels to attend to their economic and safety needs.
They’re ruled by the Moon and the Moon is all about home, family life, children, home-making, care-giving, kitchen table issues, food, groceries, water, popular culture and gossip.
The Moon and politics
In politics the Moon rules women and the common people – the general populace – and they wield enormous political power.
In a free and fair democratic election the Moon is largely responsible for electing the political leaders – Sun – who will govern and administer her nation’s economic, social and foreign affairs.
But it’s not uncommon for the common people to suffer hardship and despair because of political incompetence, corruption and what they perceive as out-of-touch elitism.
They can feel alienated from politics and the political process.
They work and struggle and keep the home fires burning but in many countries their basic needs are not met so they blame their political leaders.
Experience has taught them that they can’t be trusted so, driven by fear, frustration and discontent, they can seek solutions to their basic everyday problems in the promises of a populist politician.
If they don’t have a seat at the prosperity banquet they can believe that an inexperienced, politically incorrect populist can lead them to a safe and prosperous economic future.
Popularism, populism and populist leaders
Popularism is a political doctrine that’s chosen to appeal to the majority of voters. It’s the effect that loud voices, appeals to nationalism and uninformed mass opinion (Moon) can have on governance (Sun).
Popularism employs simple one-line catchy slogans that are designed to have mass appeal; and it follows the course of public sentiment rather than the wiser course of well-trained, well-educated and well informed opinion that is not afraid to lead by doing what is unpopular.
At its worst it disregards minorities and pursues shallow and short-sighted policies that are destined to have long-time adverse consequences.
Populism in politics places the emphasis on the role of the people and their conflict with the ‘Establishment’ and political elite; and in 2020 a number of countries have populist leaders. You know who they are.
Their defining qualities are bad manners, vulgarity, aggressiveness, fear mongering, versatility and a dislike of political correctness and complexity.
They talk tough, distrust the established system, live in a perpetual state of crisis and are always on the offensive – fighting or degrading perceived enemies and opponents.
The Moon is easily bored and very inconstant so a popularist leader has to provide a cavalcade of sensation and excitement – s/he’s in campaign mode all the time – and popularism is powerful because the Moon is so adaptable.
In 2020 the internet and social media are tools that populist politicians and the enemies of democracy work with and social media campaigns can change government policy.
If you’re a thinking person you won’t understand the appeal of populism; and if you’re astrology savvy you’ll know that when progressed Sun in the Aquarian Age chart moves to form a square aspect with birth chart Moon on July 7, 2020 that the common people and their distrusted politicians are in for a very difficult time.
Moon in the Aquarian Age chart
Major progressed Moon in Libra till November 11, 2020 puts the focus on balance, equality, equal opportunity, equal pay for equal work, fairness, fair play, gender inequality, sexual discrimination and the gender pay gap.
In 2021 as the major Moon moves through Scorpio the focus will be on tax, debt and death with tax avoidance and tax havens, personal and global debt levels and assisted dying and the death penalty being top social and political issues.
Progressed Sun is square birth chart Moon
This high discord obstacle energy-event starts July 6, 2020 and reaches peak power July 23, 2021.
Sun is the planet of leaders, leadership and governance.
It forecasts a difficult time for politics, politicians, populism and the common people; a crisis of leadership; dysfunctional government; and basic food, water, living, work and economic problems caused by incompetent leadership.
Moon in the major cycle charts
The events trend-line pertaining to the everyday people, civilians, food, groceries, water and popularism is forecast by the Moon’s aspects in the cycle charts of the major planets.
In the March 20, 2020 Sun cycle Sun is semisquare Moon
In the January 2, 2019 Mars cycle Mars is square Moon
In the July 11, 2020 Mars cycle Mars is conjunction Moon
In the current Uranus cycle Uranus is conjunction Moon > Moon is conjunction Uranus in the Aquarian Age chart
In the current Neptune cycle Neptune is semisquare Moon and
In the current Pluto cycle Pluto is trine Moon
Major Moon aspects in the Aquarian Age chart in 2020
Important events involving the common people, food, water or popular culture can occur when the Moon is stimulated in the Aquarian Age chart or activated in one of the major cycle charts.
Progressed Moon is parallel progressed Saturn > peak power date is February 8 > all Saturn progressions are stimulated > end date is May 1
January 7, 2020: Progressed Moon opposition progressed Mars starts > peak power date is February 5 > all Mars progressions are stimulated > end date is March 5
March 29: Progressed Moon opposition birth chart Saturn starts > peak power date is April 26 > all Saturn progressions are stimulated > end date is May 23
March 31: Progressed Moon parallel progressed Neptune starts > peak power date is June 24 > progressed Jupiter parallel progressed Neptune is stimulated > end date is September 19
May 26: Progressed Moon semisquare progressed Uranus starts > peak power date is June 23 > progressed Mars parallel progressed Uranus is stimulated > end date is July 20
June 20: Progressed Moon square birth chart Mercury starts > peak power date is July 17 > all Mercury progressions are stimulated > end date is August 13
July 9: Progressed Moon parallel progressed Neptune starts > peak power date is October 5 > progressed Jupiter parallel progressed Neptune is stimulated > end date is January 4, 2021
July 10: Progressed Moon inconjunct birth chart Pluto starts > peak power date is August 6 > progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto is stimulated > end date is September 2
July 22: Progressed Moon parallel Jupiter starts > peak power date is October 20 > all Jupiter progressions are stimulated > end date is January 21, 2021
August 28: Progressed Moon inconjunct progressed Pluto starts > peak power date is September 25 > all Pluto progressions are stimulated > end date is October 22
August 29: Progressed Moon semisquare birth chart Uranus starts > peak power date is September 25 > all Uranus progressions are stimulated > end date is October 22
September 19: Progressed Moon sesquisquare Venus starts > peak power date is October 16 > all Venus progressions are stimulated > end date is November 12
October 13: Progressed Moon square birth chart Sun starts > peak power date is November 10 > progressed Sun square birth chart Moon is stimulated > America votes on November 3 > end date is December 6
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