Full Moon, New Budget Priorities

Updated: Apr 8, 2020

We are in an amazing period of inner clarity thanks to a full moon in Aries during Libra season. Libra season reminds us of the injustice of forsaking ourselves, while an Aries full moon tells us to forge our own path and be independent. This strong combination of two cardinal signs gives us space to think deeply about who we are and what we want to give to the world. Scorpio season and a mercury retrograde are quickly approaching—an intense confluence— so it’s crucial to reach this understanding ASAP before we’re tested with communications mishaps.

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This period of clarity comes at a pivotal time in national politics, as our values are vividly on display. Congress is finalizing our federal budget for 2020, and the Democratic Debates show us which policy objectives each candidate would prioritize. Over the past two years, the funding for many crucial departments and agencies has been slashed. Why? To fund the war machine that is our bloated Pentagon. Let’s envision moving away from this war economy we live in and give peace a try. What would you fund to make our country (and the world) a better place?

Check out your sign below to see which underfunded programs you would be the most eager to support based on your sign.

Aries: The first sign of the zodiac is the fire sign Aries! The most optimistic of the zodiac, you are a big dreamer who likes some friendly (and not so friendly) competition and working hard. Sometimes you can be naïve and see things in a very black and white way. Aries is also a cardinal sign, meaning they love action, change, and progress. Pair this with high energy that teeters on combative and you can cultivate an explosive energy that lifts you up or, if unchecked, can tear you and others down. Mix together your big dreams, hard work, do-or-don’t attitude, and love of competition, and what do you get? Let’s go to the moon!! Again!! You’re only going to get there by fully funding NASA! You’re particularly interested in other futuristic programs like the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) Mission, which plans to defend earth from dangerous asteroids by changing their direction.

Taurus: The earthiest of the earth signs! Logic and process are your bread and butter, you love having a solid foundation on which to build. You also are a fixed sign, meaning that you are steadfast, stubborn, and do not adapt well to change. However, you like being reliable, stable, and secure. If you’re pushed too much your anger can be SCARY— you are not represented by the Bull for nothing! America's crumbling bridges and pothole-filled roads just don’t cut it for you. Your road rage at having to change ANOTHER tire on the side of the highway has got you thinking that you need to get to the bottom of this issue. Between your love for stability and a solid foundation, you would increase funding for The Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

Gemini: The twins love to be sociable, expressive, and artistic. You can create drama out of nothing and adapt on the spot. You ultimately are the most adept at communication and exchanging ideas. But, you can come off as two-faced because you know how to convey different messages to different people. It makes sense that, as a mutable sign, you are great at adapting and changing, but not so great at follow-through and stability. How about channeling all that energy into funding the National Endowment for the Arts? Trump (who is, ironically, also a Gemini) has threatened to eliminate the NEA for the past three years, but it’s hanging on with important programs like Poetry Out Loud and art therapy classes for veterans.