Weekly Astrology Forecast for Creatives | Week of January 25 - January 31, 2021 - a powerful time, turning toward the facts, needing variety, prioritizing health, work and service, fiery drama, obsessions, do you feel lucky?

 

 

MONDAY - Sun sextile Chiron, Venus trine Vesta

TUESDAY - Sun square Uranus, Neptune square North Node

THURSDAY - Full Moon in Leo, Venus conjunct Pluto, Sun conjunct Jupiter

SATURDAY - Mercury stations retrograde


Let's jump right into it!


MONDAY - the Sun (at 5 degrees Aquarius) sextiles Chiron at 5 degrees Aries - an opportunity for healing. Planets are sextile when they are separated by 60 degrees. The signs progress like a spiral from male to female to male to female. So signs that are 60 degrees apart are the same ying or yang, male or female. In this case, Aqua/Aries are both masculine/yang. So we know the opportunity is active (as opposed to responsive ie feminine/ying opportunities). This is the energy of the group working well with the energy of the individual.

 

Keep in mind we have to take some action/do something to access this.


Changes that "re-invent who we are", particularly in a public way, can be HEALING. Stepping back from a situation to give it more space/distance or dealing with it on a more intellectual level - and realizing we are not alone in this, can be HEALING.

 

(this is one of the final aspects from that Cappy New Moon we talked about HERE. So, we have completed the mini-journey our last Mew Moon spoke of - from Capricorn to Aquarius - if we have walked these steps, and we have, there is an opportunity to heal a very old/deep familial wounding around our ability to take care of ourselves/our ability to be ourselves, maybe within group situations)


Venus (21 degrees Capricorn) trines Vesta at 21 degrees Virgo. Vesta is the missing leg in this week's Mutable T-Square Full Moon and Venus will be back here at the end of the year retrograding over exactly this point, so pay attention - there is a kind of 'head's up' now. A focus on the specific/the practical. on service, on work/health/our daily life and obligations, on organization enables Venus to work her magic. This is near-enough the RED HOT 22/23 degrees to give this extra oomph. The trine is the most positive aspect in astrology and Venus our most beneficial planet. This is Cappy/Virgo - practical success that feels good.


Also note, Mercury will be retrograde in just five days, back up those files, phone pics.

 

TUESDAY - this is a BIG day. We have the Sun in Aquarius (6 degrees) squaring Aqua-co-ruler Uranus in Taurus at the same time we have Neptune in Pisces (19 degrees) squaring the Nodes - this second aspect has been in play for awhile, but here is where it is most exact.


The Sun is in his detriment in Aquarius (since he rules Aqua's polarity sign of Leo) and now he squares Aqua's co-ruler Uranus. Uranus is unpredictable and will not be fenced in. Changes occur suddenly (although not always totally without warning). Routine is upended. 


Today's energy says the present is the finish of the past. It says the inventiveness we need may actually be available to us.
 
It says if we are stuck, Uranus can attract people/things/situations that allow/force us to break out of stuck constructs. Come unstuck. Or require us to see/act on things in a new way.   
 
With Neptune squaring the Nodes at the same time, this is double the energy to release the illusion/the delusion, the payoff we are getting from whatever positionality (is this a word? I guess not) we are stuck in. The satisfaction we get from our current position - is always what is keeping us stuck. And does our current position still make sense/cents - always a question with Uranus in Taurus.
 
There is no changing the past or controlling the future. This is volatile energy that can bring surprises.

 

Uranus will always seek to overturn anything traditional or conventional that has outlived its usefulness. So, we have the Sun, moving through Aquarius, not so happy/strong and he moves into this tension/frustration with the planet he is not happy to be answering to in the first place. 

 

At the same time Neptune, strong in his home sign of Pisces, is squaring the South Node in Sagittarius and the North Node in Gemini. Mutable T-square. Neptune square the Nodes is a time of confusion, but also a time when the time to be confused is in the past. It has to be. Goodnight Irene. Something draining must be drained. So, time to choose/pivot. We want to be focused on facts/what is close by, not on beliefs/potential/what is foreign.

 

The empty leg of the T-Square is Vesta at 19 degrees Virgo. 


Vesta has been in Virgo since October 22, 2020. She will be here until July. This is a very long transit. I guess we need her here while Neptune battles it out with the Nodes of Fate, to get our collective sh*t together. Vesta says prioritize. Prioritize. In Virgo, she says, prioritize what is practical/useful/needed/what works. Prioritize the stuff you can touch/taste/hold. She says what you hold sacred is what you give your time and attention to. Always.

 

Virgo is about our daily activities, the way we make use of our time, our work, our service to others, our health, the way we organize ourselves, our paperwork, the ways we handle details, keep things clean. Vesta in Virgo is pure/untouched/unadulturated feminine energy.

 

The empty leg of a T-Square is the anchor - how we balance this energy. Vesta, at 21 degrees Virgo, is the empty leg now. It's not a coincidence she ends up right where she is at just the time we need an anchor.

 

So, through the lens of Virgo we lean away from the past and into the future. We pivot. We make our next move.


(the space of Vesta in our natal chart shows what we need to keep our inner flame lit. She can also be an indicator of what we need to do to keep that inner flame from going out, and, on the other hand, where we might unconsciously tend the flame of others, while our own flame dwindles ..)


THURSDAY - this is the day of the Full Moon in Leo. At the same time we have Venus meeting Pluto and the Sun meeting Jupiter. Wow. THIS LOOKS AS BIG AS ANYTHING ELSE WE HAVE SEEN this month and we've seen alot, haven't we?  

 

Drama, our heart, our spotlight, obsession, intensity, power, life and death, luck, the future. It's like a Broadway extravaganza on opening night - it's all there.


Expect a BIG post. I can't wait to unpack the chart!

 

SATURDAY - Mercury stations retrograde at 26 degrees Aquarius. He/she will station direct on February 20, 2020 at 11 degrees Aquarius - this is the day of that CRAY-CRAY seven planet stellium in Aqua. Booster rockets into the future, so the retro gives us some time to take care of the things we need to, so we can best line up with this timeline. We take off in a very BIG way. So, this retrograde is equally HUGE.


Collectively, Mercury's retrograde through Aquarius will bring up re-dos, re-visions, re-thinking around our friendships, the internet, our tech, science, the goals that bring us into connection with other people. Old friends can come back into our lives. We'll talk about this in its own post.


Expect a BIG post about this, too. 

 

In the meantime, back up your files/phone pics, etc. 

 

Back with some dailies!


xo all

 

 photo by the talented Ann-Rentgen


Today's Astrology Forecast | Thursday, January 21, 2021 - illusions dissolve, the fading of what we once nurtured, opportunities disguised as frustrations and jolts


 

 

The Moon, exalted in Taurus - we are nurtured through comfort, sensual touch, security. She met up with Mars and Uranus while we slept (EST) and squared Jupiter at 5:14AM EST. Mars in Tauris is building toward his own square with Jupiter tonight/tomorrow, which can fuel our enthusiasm/courage/push to move forward, but also make us prone to over-doing or coming on too strong.


This is also the day Ceres is exactly conjunct Neptune. We talked about this in the Inauguration post HERE. Boundless/sacrificial care. Smother/mothering if taken to an extreme. With Neptune things tend to fade away/dissolve, so maybe something we had been/have been caring for is fading/dissolving. Clinging to anything during a Neptune transit is like trying to hold onto water and Ceres was the grieving mother, maybe trying to hold onto daughter Persephone for just a bit too long. We have to go with the flow here, there is no controlling however this is showing up for us. Keep in mind also the cycle of re-birth (the seasons) Ceres also rules. Birth follows death as surely as spring follows winter. 

 

This aspect, coupled with Mars/Jupiter in Taurus/Aquarius (moving on from what is stuck) can aid in ending delusions/illusions - whose time/season has ended.


In the United States, we will see the Forever Trumpers waking up from their delusion that he is saving the world (or maybe in some cases doubling down) and the Never Trumpers, waking up from their delusion that everything bad is because of him. Ceres will square the Nodes tomorrow while semi-squaring Saturn. Reality checks. The Mars/Jupiter can bring opportunities disguised as collisions. Whatever is happening, or isn't, will be based on our own actions/in-actions. 

 

The balls that are in our court, and there are a couple, will need to be played,


xo all


photo by the talented Frozen-photo

The astrology of the Inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris | January 20, 2021 - hope, group responsibility, great grief, compassion, smart changes, chaos, passion, the need to bring everyone to the table, harder days and better days ahead

 


On Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 12:00 Noon EST, President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris will be sworn into office. This chart, speaks not only of the events at play on this particular date, but also being the birth of their term, of what we can expect over the next four years.


Let's unpack the chart!


Every U.S. inauguration (always at noon on January 20th) has a 15 degree Taurus rising chart - so answering to beneficial Venus. The Sun is always at 0 degrees Aquarius in the 10th house. The mid-heaven is always 27 degrees Capricorn - the degree of the USA's natal Pluto. Always a powerful chart. Our forefather's knew a little something about astrology I would suspect.


This time around we've got a HUGE stellium in Aquarius including Aqua's co-ruler Saturn and the early Aqua planets are squared by an EXACT conjunction of Mars and Uranus from the 12th house. BML is conjunct the ascendant. Eris is squaring Pluto. Ceres and Neptune are EXACTLY conjunct in the 11th house (of the people/Aquarius natural house). The Moon is just about to square the Sun - Taurus/Aquarius - the old stability vs the new changes. The people vs the new rules.


This chart won't be easy.


Asteroid Karma at 1 degree Virgo is EXACTLY conjunct Joe Biden's natal North Node (fate) and conjunct Kamala's IC. Asteroid Kamil (our significator for Kamala) EXACTLY conjunct the descendant (partner and I think indicating the equal partnership they will have, also I think "the other" this election is bringing in, ie woman, woman of color). Asteroid Bida (our significator for Biden) conjunct asteroid Wuhan (one of our significators for the virus) and also conjunct Kamala's natal Saturn, Biden's natal Damocles (the consequences of getting what we want/unexpected peril) and the USA's natal Moon (the people). 

 

Asteroid Pandora - we talked about my thoughts about her bringing us our first woman President, back in August, HERE -  (the first woman and another significator for the virus) is at 29 degrees Virgo closely conjunct the USA natal MC and also conjunct the USA natal asteroid Kamil (10th house) and in Biden's natal, his Kamil/Neptune conjunction (10th house).


Venus at 15 degrees Capricorn is EXACTLY conjunct fixed star Vega. Keep in mind Venus rules the chart and also that the planets in Taurus (that volatile Mars/Uranus conjunction) are answering to HER, so she is UBER important here. Vega (the star at the handle of the lyre in the Lyra constellation) is said to combine the energies of Mercury and Venus. It's about poetry and science and art, and, of course music. It gives beneficence, idealism, hopefulness, class, intelligence and flexibility. A caution that comes with this star is not to use 'popularity' in any exploitative/pretentious way. The Star's connection with Mercury can also bring some trickery/thievery. 


So, we have a loop here between the 1st house ascendant Taurus (our resources, money, values, self-esteem), Venus in the 9th house (wisdom, foreign people and situations, legal situations - with chart ruling Venus in the 9th, foreign relationships will become a priority) in Cappy (structure, stability, limits, rules, authority), answering to Saturn in Aquarius (the people, the future, technology, science) in the 10h house. Saturn is co-ruler of Aqua, but is also answering to Uranus (unpredictability, chaos, plus all the Aqua stuff) in the 12th house (the past, what is behind us, what we can't see coming, lies , deception, ill health/endings). 


Chart-ruling Venus in Cappy is trining those Taurus planets (brakes off, but this is waning/in the past, part of what got us to this moment - the violence/chaos - with Trump's natal Uranus/Sun conjunction and Mars/Ascendant conjunction, I think this is also speaking of him in the past and part of what got us here - also asteroid TRIUMF - a significator we've used before for Trump, conjunct the Taurus planets) AND applying to a sextile to that Ceres/Neptune conjunct. 


Ceres/Neptune is compassionate/unconditional nurturing (with Neptune ruling endings, this can also bring the release of what we've been nurturing/mothering). Ceres (the grieving mother/losses outside our control) and Neptune also speak of great mourning/great grief. Letting go. It's not a coincidence that just as this aspect perfects on Tuesday night - Biden/Harris are honoring, at the Lincoln Memorial, the Americans who have died in this pandemic. This aspect is compassionate/boundary-less. Ceres has been in Pisces (remember she repeated Mercury's spring retro journey through Pisces - sign of viruses) since April 23rd, so it's no coincidence she meets Pisces ruler Neptune at exactly this moment. Ceres will be in Aries on February 21st. Hang in there - spring is coming. 

 

One downside to Ceres/Neptune is a kind of smother-mothering (and yes, this speaks of masks and probably more things some people are not loving like contract-tracing with the pandemic). Keep in mind this is mother energy. On steroids. Father might say - don't crash the car, don't knock her up - then he goes to bed ... and sleeps. Mother asks - where will you be, who will you be with, what will you be doing - and then of course she waits up for us anyway. Sacrificial nurturing - which works until it doesn't. These planets are EXACTLY squaring the Nodes of Fate, so we are going to need to be flexible/make adjustments here. Ask more questions and not think we have all the answers. The opposition to Vesta in 'let's fix this thing'/service-oriented Virgo - speaks of confusion about where to put our energies/focus. Is the sacrifice necessary? Maybe the time will come to stop fixating on what we can't fix. Again flexibility/adjustments.


The Aquarius stellium is UBER important. This speaks of the future, technology, science, our commitments to the group. Pallas conjunct Mercury of intelligent planning, new/innovative ways to solve problems. New strategies. New ways to think. 

 

Note ruler Saturn is sandwiched between the Sun and Jupiter. Sun conjunct Saturn speaks of a limit (Saturn) being illuminated (Sun). Our country's/and its leaders responsibilities. Consequences from our previous actions are illuminated (good or challenging). Chickens come home to roost. The country puts a ring on it. This speaks of a serious commitment. This is not the best aspect for Biden's physical health/energy (being the Sun here), sandwiched between Pluto and Saturn, hopefully that sextile to Chiron will help. Jupiter conjunct the Sun/Saturn can make this heaviness/responsibility feel BIGGER or LIGHTER - it's going to depend on what is done with this. The Sun is applying to that Saturn conjunction - harder days ahead/new rules/limits. The Sun is applying to that Jupiter conjunction - better days following that. Getting lucky.

 

With Mars conjunct Uranus and applying to a square with Jupiter (so again something gets BIGGER or LIGHTER/more hopeful) from the 12th house this speaks of the disorder/chaos/anger of the past. The Moon will be (29 degrees Aries) EXACTLY where Mars was back on January 6th when a Trump rally turned violent. Note - this is conjunct Kamala's natal Moon and opposing her natal Sun (yes, like Trump she was born on a Full Moon!). These planets are in the past (that 12th house), but also behind us where we can't see them coming! We are charged with still dealing with this - through those tense/frustrating/maybe dangerous - squares to those 10th house planets. With the square to Jupiter applying - we aren't done with this. This can also speak of an unexpected loss/ending/death during the term of this President. Eris in that same house speaks of the need to bring everyone - yes, even the people we don't agree with - TO THE TABLE. 


Juno has been so active in 2020 and it is interesting to find Juno at 10 degrees Sagittarius, in the 7th house of partnership - conjunct Biden's 9 degree Sag natal Juno and Kamala's 8 degree natal Juno. I think this portends they will work very well together and also work well with other people/countries. Juno rules not only partnerships and contracts, but in Greek mythology (known as Hera to the Greeks), she was the God of women, mother of the Milky Way Galaxy. 

 

I'm not going to sugar-coat it, there are ALOT OF SQUARES in this chart.

 

Tension, frustration, challenges. There are great obstacles AND great obstacles bring great opportunities. They are the only thing that ever truly does really.

 

And, unless the Inauguration gets postponed until after 2:00PM EST for some reason, the Moon is void.

 

This happened during Obama's second term and Trump pretty much stepped in and wiped it out. Nothing came of it. With the three presidencies prior to that one that started under void Moons, the new Presidents did not get to finish their term - FDR died in office, Kennedy was assassinated and Nixon resigned. I think there are multiple indicators of Biden's presidency leading to Kamala's. But, I don't think it's helpful to speak of this right now. 

 

Biden is destined for this moment. Fate has brought him to us to bring us to 'the other' (this is also the United States job/destiny - it always has been). 

 

He has done it before and he will do it again

 

and in between he will do his job the best he can to help heal and bring together a humbled, grieving and broken nation. He knows a little something about grief and brokenness and will do this job very well, I suspect.


 

xo all

Today's Astrology Forecast | Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - curve balls, changes to our resources and values, keep a cool head and don't blow something all out of proportion


 

The Moon continues her journey through independent and fiery Aries. She squared Venus at 4:42AM EST (Aries ruler Mars is in Taurus answering to Venus) and will sextile Mercury at 12:53PM EST. This is also the day the Sun moves into the sign of the genius/rebel/criminal - Aquarius. 

 

With the Moon in Aries and Aries ruler Mars driving our emotional train as we move toward his collision with Uranus (tonight/tomorrow) and square with Jupiter (Saturday) - there is a good chance for something to get blown way out of proportion here. Stay frosty. Be smart.

 

With Mercury in cool-headed Aqua, sextiling the Moon and applying to a trine to the North Node - logic, detachment, a focus on the future will be helpful.

 

Mars/Uranus is breakdowns. Breakthroughs. Break-ups. Expect the unexpected. It's explosive and these guys haven't met in Taurus since the 1930's. This is designed to change our resources/values and we need to be careful here, because this is really important stuff we could be blowing up.  

 

This is that stuck stuff in Taurus vs our Aquarian future. This is also our personal values/resources vs our commit to the group/hive-mind. Taurus/Aqua aspects are complicated.

 

Tonight/tomorrow we can expect the unexpected. 

 

Take care driving. Don't play with matches. Don't toss your expensive phone in an angry fit or tell off your boss. Anger and passion can erupt suddenly now and be hard to control. This isn't necessarily always a bad thing (a new phone/new job may be needed), but it could be, so if something is escalating in an uncomfortable way - take a breath and a step backward. 

 

All the best aspects are to Mercury in Aquarius - cool-headed logic, thinking ahead, detaching ourselves from situations before things go too far, being smart - here's our way through this.


We talked about this in the weekly HERE for Wednesday. 

 

Back with the inauguration post.


xo all

 

photo by the talented Furrka

Today's Astrology Forecast | Monday, January 18, 2021 - taking action on our goals and responsibiltiies, vulnerabilities triggered, things get better later

 

Today is all about the Moon in Aries. 

 

With the Moon in Aries we are nurtured through time alone, our passions, action, initiative, anger, men. She will sextile Saturn at 9:19AM EST, sextile Jupiter at 3:44PM EST, and, in between, meet up with wounded healer Chiron.

 

That sextile to Saturn is good for taking action on our goals, working with authority and stepping into our own. Any contact with Saturn can bring up responsibilities and limits, but maybe here it is just enough to give our day the structure it needs. So GET MOVING.


Her meeting with Chiron is going to be uncomfortable. Our fears around being able to act/take care of ourselves/be ourselves - whatever this is, it is very old and we are emotionally triggered. We are kind of running right into our vulnerabilities today. This can also make us, and other people, appear to be more self-interested or pushy/aggressive than we or they intended - keep this in mind. We need to be brave and an Aries Moon is brave. Our actions will help us through any insecurities - just keep going. 

 

The Moon will meet Chiron at 12:49PM EST, so maybe take a long/late lunch.


This all lands with an uplifting, smooth and optimistic sextile to expansive Jupiter in the late afternoon (EST), so this looks like an "all's well that end's well" kind of situation. Or something takes our mind off our problems. Either way -

 

things get better later. 

 

xo all 


photo by the talented iNeedChemicalX

Astrology forecast for Creatives | Week of January 18th - January 24th, 2021 - curve balls, explosions, giving something some space, new ideas and information, reality checks and lalaland no vacancy signs


 

We talked in an earlier post about how January would bring the explosive changes/steps forward and February the 'clean ups on aisle six'/steps backward. 

 

This is one of those EXPLOSIVE weeks.

 

With Mars meeting Uranus (this happens every couple years) it is a time of shake/rattle/roll. Also DANGER, so stay frosty. No dark alleys. No wooden nickels. Respond instead of react.

 

Expect some curve balls.

 

Breakthroughs. Breakdowns. Breakups. 

 

If something in our Taurus house (the space we hold that very precious - to us - stuff) needs to come unstuck, well here comes Mars to unstick it. If we have wanted to do something different, here is the energy/push to do it. If we have wanted to say something radically/authentically unpredictable, here is the energy/push to say it. 

 

Keep in mind, we can burn bridges and alliances that will take a long, long time to rebuild. Be a grown-up. Another week of risks and rewards, but we need to balancing this all out, so we don't take anything too far because the energy is totally ripe to take something WAY TOO FAR.

 

This is also the week the Sun joins that Aquarius pile-up and meets Saturn - reality checks, responsibilities, results. 

 

Let's unpack the week and we'll toss in the Moon with a couple dailies!

 

TUESDAY - Sun into Aquarius

WEDNESDAY - Mars conjunct Uranus, Mercury trine North Node

SATURDAY - Sun conjunct Saturn, Mars square Jupiter, Venus sextile Neptune, Venus inconjunct North Node

 

TUESDAY - the Sun enters Aquarius until February 18th. Aquarius is advancement. Access to brilliant ideas (through a connection the higher-mind/hive-mind). A chance to be ourselves. In intellectual Aqua we get the opportunity to step back and take a less emotional view of something. It energizes us to move outside the box and try something else. It allows us to put some space between us and that challenging, draining situation. As always with Aquarius all detachment is helpful until it isn't.

Sometimes we are too close and too enmeshed in a situation to see clearly what is happening. Stepping back is good and needed. We can see what is happening with less judgment. We can see past societal rules (Aquarius is the rebel, genius, criminal). We get a new set of eyes to see the world.

Of course (that fly in the ointment thing again), if we step too far back we are like an outsider in our own life and this is not a good thing. Detachment can create dispassion. Problems with loving 'people' in general (or a cause/group) more than we love the person lying next to us in bed ... or the person looking back at us from the mirror can come into the light over the next month. 

 

WEDNESDAY - Mercury trines the North Node as Mars meets Uranus

 

Mars is our passion, our initiative, our action, our anger. Uranus is fast change, the future, liberation, something radically different.


This is a lightning strike (or a strike while the iron is hot situation).


It can make us (and other people) impulsive. It can make us accident-prone.


This is the energy of break-ups, breakdowns and breakthroughs. Anything that feels even remotely like a cage or collar is going to feel WAY too small.


Anger and passion can erupt suddenly now and be hard to control. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but if something is escalating in an uncomfortable way - take a breath and a step backward. The Sun in Aquarius is our friend. 


THE BEST USE OF THIS ENERGY because we also have Mercury trining (brakes off) the North Node (our future):


1. truly express who we are - this aspect doesn't say we are going to like the outcome, just that we will feel the push to "go for it", if this is something you need to do, this is exactly the energy that will help you to do it

2. make some kind of radical move, do (Mars) something different or differently (Uranus) - this is EXACTLY the energy we need to make a leap from our outdated/stifling crap to new and different crap (ie circumstances).


Again, remember, new is not always better. New is just new. Sometimes new is better though.


Also remember when it comes to change and Uranus - we don't always have a choice. 


This is "shortcut" energy.


Uranus can get us from here to there very quickly. Uranus doesn't really care how this happens or if we land on our ass when we get there.


We have the courage and the strength to put something into action here. Something that smells like authenticity (although nobody actually wants to smell your authenticity - keep this in mind - this is a metaphor). Something that tastes like freedom. 


Also keep in mind - LIFE IS FLASHING A HUGE "PROCEED WITH CAUTION" SIGN AT US.


If this action/move is something you have been thinking about for a long time or fits into your long-term planning - it could be the time to go for it. If this is something that just popped into your head and is risky - it is definitely the time to get your head examined.


(and actually Mars rules your head, so take care of your head now, too).

 

At the same time Mercury is trining the North Node of Fate. 

 

A trine is a 120 degree aspect in astrology. Two planets (or points) are forming one side of a triangle. They are working in harmony, stimulating each other toward increased activity and success.


We want (and always have) some of these in our natal birth chart. They are our subtle super powers. We can't see through a wall, but maybe we can see when someone is bullshitting us. We can't leap tall buildings with a single bound, but maybe we can leap over obstacles without getting mired in indecision.


Or we could think of them like a tool we are carrying in our pack for this lifetime. We need a screwdriver. We pull it out without thinking, we use it, it works, we put it back. It's something that's there. And it's helpful.


Today we have Mercury (communication, conversations, ideas, information) in Aquarius trine the North Node (destiny, our collective way forward) in Gemini - and Mercury rules Gemini. This is the voice that urges us forward. The encouraging word that keeps us going. This is the conversation or idea or information that changes or confirms our direction. This is that thing we read at exactly the right time. So pay attention now. Trines don't jump off the shelf and announce themselves, "HEY YOU, yes, you, over here, listen to me!".


They are like that screwdriver.


Except this time it's not in the backpack we were given at birth, it's only available to us for a short time - and if we are not paying attention we'll miss it. The screwdriver will float off to wherever it is screwdrivers go when we don't need them (partying in the junk drawer with the flash light and extra batteries probably).


Keep your eyes and ears open.

 

SATURDAY - there is alot to unpack here and, of course, this is the day this stuff is most exact, but impacting the entire end of the week and into next - 


The Sun meets Saturn at 4 degrees Aquarius. 

 

This is a reality check. The Sun is now in his detriment (since he rules Aqua's polarity sign of Leo, ugh, more winter he mumbles to himself) and hasn't met Saturn in Aquarius in 18 years. Conjunctions sometimes bring results/endings. With Saturn in Aquarius, this can shine a light on friendships/social obligations/the goals that bring us into connection with other people. There could be new limits/responsibilities. This can feel heavy/depressing. I was born with this aspect in Aqua - a kind of "report card" lifetime, in a way. The Sun's bright light/attention comes with heavy obligations/rules. In Aqua, we can't feel good in the now without factoring in the future/without factoring in the group/without factoring in our natal Aqua house theme. 


At the same time Mars is squaring Jupiter. Our actions could make us lucky, but there is a certain amount of risk involved and there are no guarantees with this. We might take something too far or overextend ourselves in some way. This aspect can bring enthusiasm, but also impulsivity. Something could get over-the-top - our passion, our anger, our actions, our spending. 

 

This is also the day Venus (at 19 degrees Capricorn) sextiles Neptune and inconjuncts the North Node. A direct Neptune is back to 19 degrees Pisces now (taking us back to last March/April before his retrograde), so exactly squaring the Nodes of Fate. 


Venus sextile Neptune is a beautiful aspect. Attracting love, compassion, connection (also maybe some lunatic on the subway or a smooth slide from one glass of wine to the entire bottle, so keep this in mind, too). And in Cappy/Pisces - building the dream. 


The inconjunct (rock and a hard place here) is Cappy/Gemini. Gemini (the North Node) wants us to stay loose/be asking questions/not tying ourselves down just yet. And Venus in Capricorn needs to be serious/realistic/attracting what she needs for the long term. And again, we have talked about this before, if Cappy can learn to accommodate Gemini's need for variety and if Gemini can learn to accommodate Cappy's need for structure/long-term planning - these guys can make this work. 

 

Keep in mind as Venus sextiles (opportunity) Neptune, the North Node is squaring Neptune. So Venus's magic is the North Node's kryptonite. 

 

There are opportunities for our imagination, compassion, spirituality, healing, but we need to keep one eye on the facts and one foot on the ground at the same time. 

 

Lalaland doesn't need any more residents/visitors. It's still a quarantine and she's full up.


xo all


Back with a post for the U.S. Inauguration on Wednesday as Mars meets Uranus (!) 

 

HERE is a post from Trump's inauguration 4 years ago. That mystic rectangle - gift he was here to bring us (and he has) - seems pretty accurate, although I certainly didn't decipher it in any truly useful way back in 2017. With the hindsight of 2020, that rectangle takes on a whole new meaning ...

 

photo by the amazing sollenafotografie


The Astrology of the disappearance of California brothers Orson and Orrin - a Saturday Night mystery

 


 

I was recently asked to look at this chart for a Facebook crime-solving group and it's been awhile since I posted a Saturday Night Mystery, so I thought we would look at it here, too. I have made this post 'not search engine friendly' until the case is solved.


This is an extremely sad case happening right now in California. 

 

Orson and Orrin West, are adorable three and four year old brothers, adopted into the home of Trezol and Jacqueline West in 2019. The family had recently moved, along with their other four children, into a ranch home in California City, California. On the early evening of December 21, 2020 - this was the Winter Solstice/meeting of Jupiter and Saturn and you can see in this chart they are pretty much exactly as close as they got that day - Trezol West calls the police to report Orson and Orrin missing.

 

This chart is for the time of a video made from a neighbor's door camera which shows the father waiting outside for the police. The father had just called 911.


With a 29 degree Ascendant I might think this chart "too late to judge"/too far from what actually happened to be of use. But with both significators (astrological stand-ins) for the victim interacting strongly with the significator for the perpetrator, I decided to examine it anyway. I usually look at the chart through Saturn first (because if the story can't be told before we get past Saturn, we probably have the wrong story - remember we are always looking for repeating energies) and then I add in the outer planets and any asteroids/fixed stars that are very intimately interacting with either an important point or important planet. 


Trezol, the adoptive father, tells the police, and reporters later (the parents' video is on multiple youtube sites), it was a cold evening. He was going in and out of the house gathering firewood from an empty lot next door. His wife was wrapping Christmas presents and they put the boys outside to color with chalk in the driveway, presumably so she could wrap presents. Their other four children were at their grandparent's house (I believe, this part is kind of fuzzy). At some point - and it is getting dark out now - and he has already said it is getting cold, Trezol realizes the boys are no longer playing in the driveway. The driveway is long and runs back toward the garage in the backyard. He says he checks around the house for them and talks to Jacqueline and she hasn't seen the boys either, so he looks outside again. He then gets in his car, drives around for six minutes (according to the neighbor's camera footage), returns to the house and calls the police. We see him on the neighbor's video camera footage standing still in the front yard waiting for the police (for more than 10 minutes, barely moving). What we don't see is the father or mother running around looking for the children. We don't see any urgency. We don't see the closest road or the lot next to their home searched at all.

 

Overhead views of the neighborhood on youtube show a lack of trees/woods. It's a very barren landscape. The video of the parents' interview is very strange/feels practiced. They seem more focused on getting their story straight and thanking searchers than finding the children (my opinion). The father speaks of "when it all went down" and describes the boys as "rambunctious". The police and volunteers search multiple times over the next couple weeks. There is no sign of the boys. At some point the birth mother comes to the house. She tells reporters she thinks the adoptive parents did something to the children. Neighbors tell reporters they've never even seen these boys at all and wonder if the brothers ever moved to California City with their family in the first place. That same neighbor's same video camera shows four children getting in and out of the van some days prior ... not six children.

 

So, what happened? Where are Orson and Orrin?

 

Can an astrology chart cast for the time of the 911 call/the video of the waiting father - tell us anything?


Let's unpack the chart.


The chart has a 29 degree Gemini rising - a late degree/possibly too late/something's already happened/already decided/already done. But this is in Gemini, the sign of fast movement, children, young people, pairs, siblings, so perfectly suited to represent (because the ascendant will represent the victim) these two boys. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, at 1 degree Capricorn in the 7th house - the perpetrator's house, so basically right where the perpetrator is (his house, territory, etc), closely conjunct the Sun (a male, could be a father), so under the Sun's beams - grave danger. Mercury in Capricorn is answering to Saturn at 0 degrees Aquarius conjunct Jupiter in the 8th house. The victim's final dispositor in the 8th house is not good news (in this type of chart, this is a strong indicator the victim/victims are no longer alive).


The other significator for the victim is the Moon. 

 

The Moon is in Aries (the sign of young men) in the 10th house - the father's house, authority's house, also telling us what is happening now can become known/public (the 911 call, the video tape/the boys' disappearance). Mars, ruler of Aries, is in Aries and exactly conjunct Eris and squaring Pluto. Volatile. Dangerous. So, we have a loop between the 1st house, the 7th house, the 8th house, the 10th house, the 11th house and the 6th house.


The perpetrator in this chart is represented by the Descendant (in astro, the open enemy). Planets in the 7th house can show us details of the crime. There are two planets here - the Sun (male/father/authority) and Mercury (the children/the pair). In Capricorn, this feels cold/calculated, maybe done with some kind of goal in mind. Or maybe this just shows the authority the perpetrator has over the victim. Also an older (older than the victim) perpetrator.

 

Here we have 29 degrees Sagittarius exactly conjunct dwarf planet Ixion (the first murderer in mythology) and closely conjunct the Sun (the father) and Mercury (our stand-in for the boys). The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter - a Jupiter/Sag appearance might represent our perpetrator and would be a person who is kind of larger than life, with a well-proportioned body, strong, brown hair or possibly bald, brown complexion, oval face, high forehead, handsome, well-spoken. Maybe a big talker/restless/reckless. This seems to fit the adoptive father from the video. 

 

Jupiter is in detached Aquarius conjunct Saturn (the final dispositor of the boys' stand-in Mercury) maybe showing 'wisdom blocked' in the 8th house of death. Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius and in Aquarius, but Aqua's co-ruler Uranus is in the 11th house in Taurus. This might speak, Uranus/11th house/Taurus, of a financial plan involving the public, maybe an idea to get money through the children's disappearance (kickstarter, etc) or it could just be speaking of the perpetrator's shaky finances or new resources (the new house). And keep in mind something is never just one thing. Uranus in Taurus is answering to Venus (ruler of Taurus) in the 6th house in Sagittarius. 

 

Venus in the 6th could represent a woman in their daily life (and both the victims and perpetrator are pulled into this 6th house Venus, so maybe a woman in both their day-to-day lives). Venus is often very soft in forensic charts - she doesn't always have to represent a she, although I believe she does here. And we can see although this loop takes some time to get us there, a woman is pulled into the perpetrator's story. Maybe after the fact since that 8th house is more immediate than the 6th or maybe into the "financial plan" after it is hatched, since the 6th follows the 11th. With both Venus and the Descendant in Sagittarius the perpetrator and this woman (we can assume she is the adoptive mother, since who else is in all their day-to-day lives and obviously the father can't get away with his 'children wandered off' story without her) seem similar in the chart so maybe the Sag strengths and weaknesses could apply to both of them - self-assured, idealistic, open-minded but also boastful, reckless, a preacher-type, quick tempers - or maybe she is pulled into his "big ideas". So, here we have a loop of 7th house (the perpetrator), 8th house (death), the 11th house (sometimes the mis-fit house, meaning a missed fit/the other/maybe public money through Taurus/new resources) and the 6th house (the people we see everyday).

 

Nothing is this chart looks like stranger abduction or kids wandering off and getting lost to me. 


All roads lead to Aquarius (and note the 8th house holds Saturn - victim's dispositor, Jupiter - perpetrator's dispositor - and Pluto and we could just see him here as death itself, but also maybe indicating some financial part to this story) and through Aquarius we move to that 11th house co-ruler, erratic Uranus in his natural house (Aqua's natural house, too). This made me think of the kind of idealism/sense of humanity that makes it seem like a good idea to adopt so many children, but it is also a sign that is detached, so people are loved, in general, but maybe not the particular people right in front of us. It's not so warm and cuddly. Uranus/11th house also speaks of mis-fit situations and he is squaring the Sun (the father) and Mercury (the boys). And too much Aquarius, like we see in this chart, a kind of shadow that creates a repressed longing to be 'special'/need to be liked and admired/inability to see the paradox in its behavior, so things get squeezed out sideways in extreme/chaotic ways.

 

And Aqua/Sag is a tricky combination - you can start to believe outlandish things/your own bullsh*t and certainly you expect other people, who aren't nearly as smart as you think you are, to believe you, too. Which is how their story can sound ridiculous to everyone, but them.


When we add the dwarf planets/asteroids into the chart, the chart tells an even more complete and complex picture. We do have to keep in mind, we want to use these newer energies in support of the other energies since their characteristics are not as well-known/studied. 


There is an asteroid named Orsin and an asteroid named West. Orsin is sandwiched between and conjunct the Moon (a significator for Orson and Orrin) and Chiron. Chiron is our wounded-healer centaur, abandoned by his mother and adopted by Apollo (the Sun, shown here in the perpetrator's house, can also be a stand-in for 'the father'/father-figure). 

 

Asteroid West is conjunct that Ceres/Nessus conjunction on the midheaven. 

 

So, we have the grieving mother Ceres EXACTLY at the top of the chart (a stand-in for the birth mother and in Pisces - the birth mother has said she lost custody of her sons due to drugs use, so this is likely her) conjunct Asteroid West and dwarf planet Nessus. Nessus was the centaur who rapes or attempts to rape Hercules's wife after she is handed over to Nessus by Hercules to carry across the river. Some astrologers link Nessus to rape themes, and that might be true sometimes, but more often I find him in prominent placements speaking of - the bad things that come of trusting precious cargo to untrustworthy people and third party situations that go bad, sometimes, as here, terribly, terribly bad.


With centaur Chiron ruling adoption and Nessus in play, I checked the chart for the other centaurs (there aren't many centaurs and I was surprised to find two on major points of the chart and one conjunct a major planet). Not much is known about many of the centaurs and so much of their known mythology is about the way they died.

 

Asteroid Pholus - of the 'cork out of the bottle' fame, when a small action causes a big event/something that starts and then can't be stopped is closely conjunct Mercury, a stand-in for the boys. Asteroid Echeclus, very closely conjunct the Ascendant - known for his death via a spear that had lost its point, so through numerous blows to his head. Something that should have been quick/almost painless becoming something else. Asteroid Aphidas, very closely conjunct the chart's IC - known for his death while he slept. So although asleep and not causing any trouble (as the myth goes), he was 'not spared'. His discovery chart (at the 27th degree of Cancer, is the sabian symbol for 'a violent storm in a canyon filled with expensive homes', sounds like what is happening now at the base of this matter/the neighborhood). 

 

This might be too literal an interpretation of these centaurs/asteroids and I hope it is.

 

One thing to keep in mind is this isn't a 'last seen' chart. This is the 911 call chart. And it represents this, too. The ruler of the chart is Mercury (communication) - here in Cappy (serious communication) in the 7th conjunct the Sun. So the father (Sun) calling (Mercury) the police (Cappy). With Neptune in Pisces in Cappy's natural house (10th), the call could be a lie. Mercury rules the 4th (home) and 12th house in this chart (endings/lies/the past and with the North Node here, fate playing its hand, too). The zero and one degrees, seem to say the course is set with this call or as the father himself says, "this is when it all went down".

 

I wish we had a chart for the time the children were last seen - this always seems to me a more complete rendering than the 911 call chart. With that maybe we could get a clearer picture of how events proceeded and where the boys are now. Maybe a last seen time will come out.

 

Let's hope and pray for a better outcome for these beautiful boys than this chart appears to offer :(

 

xo all

Today's Astrology Forecast | Thursday, January 14, 2021- let go or be dragged, stepping out of someone's power and into our own, moving forward, a very long void moon


 

 

While we slept (EST) Uranus stationed direct (3:36AM EST), the Moon went void (4:28AM EST for the next 36 HOURS) and then, at 9:19AM EST, the Sun will meet Pluto. Wow!


Let's break this down. Uranus has been retrograde since the middle of August 2020 - retracing the degrees of 10 thru 6 Taurus. Something here was very stuck. Needed multiple hits to allow us to SWERVE. Now, he is back at 6 degrees and moving FORWARD for the final pass. We won't be covering new ground for a while, but this is Uranus, and forward movement here (like Aquarius, the sign he co-rules) looks like ADVANCEMENT. 


The Moon goes void in Aquarius. She is not interacting with any of the other planets due to all those early degree planets right now, which she has now passed - so all these early degree planets (starting energies) are going to get us these long voids. This one is a doozy. We have had long voids, but I can't remember anything quite THIS LONG in the nine years I have been writing these astrology posts.


In astrology, the Moon is thought to transmit the energies of the planets to the Earth/act as a kind of conduit, so when the Moon is Void-of-Course - not connecting to any energies, she has already done her job/delivered her goods - she is thought to not have the energy to create anything lasting. Nothing will come of what we start (and I have found this to be true, and even more commonly I have to do whatever it is I am doing all over again later), so it's best for routine matters (things we do again and again anyway) and doing things we want to be done with. Taxes, ending matters, paying bills, etc. Superstition tells us we meet soulmates ONLY during Void Moons - ha! not sure about that one! For now, it would be best not to start anything brand-new today or tomorrow and give yourself some extra time in your schedule because sometimes things get wonky.


The Sun meets Pluto today (an annual conjunction) at 24 degrees Capricorn. This is the darkness/what has been done in secret being brought into the light. Power illuminated. Pluto is the 'grim-reaper', he rules the spaces we merge/purge - the power of life and death. We might confront something we don't want to look at - maybe a TRUTH, maybe something hidden/embarrassing - we might be stepping into our own power here and away from someone else's influence/control. Either way with Uranus moving direct at the same time, this ending/result is pulling us into the future.


It's let go or be dragged time, people. 

 

A 'big picture' post coming!


xo all


More energy to have a brilliant idea!


photo by the amazing anyaanti

Today's Astrology Forecast | Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - facing the change, facing the music


 

The next couple days - and weeks, but maybe especially the next couple days - have the potential for IMMENSE ... - what is that Chinese symbol for both crisis AND opportunity? That.

 

We are in the portal of last night's INTENSE New Moon in Capricorn (on Pluto - life and death). With so many planets in the early degrees of signs we are going to have some very unusual and SUPER LONG Void Moons which will likely only add to any unease right now, but is also encouraging us to slow down.

 

The Moon met the Sun at midnight and then she went void after meeting Pluto at 2:22 (!) AM EST. She will be void until 11:44AM EST this morning when she moves into Aquarius. She is going to be void AGAIN at 4:28AM tonight (early tomorrow morning) and then stay void until 5:17PM on FRIDAY! I have been writing these daily forecasts since 2012 and don't think I have ever seen this before?! And involving Aquarius! Home of Saturn and Jupiter and Mercury! And our future! And with co-ruler Uranus strong and stationing to go direct at the same time! And with Mars in Taurus squaring Saturn! What cosmic sorcery is this?!


Last night's New Moon on Pluto at the end of Capricorn is kind of like having a Scorpio New Moon that takes us right into Aquarius (!) - that feels de-stabilizing enough and then the Moon is going to meet Saturn (5:10PM EST today), square Mars (5:29PM EST), meet Jupiter (9:54PM EST), square Uranus (still retrograde at 11:28PM EST, is this day Trump's unprecedented second impeachment) and finally go void AGAIN at 4:28AM EST off her meeting with Mercury.

 

The New Moon chart hinted that rash behavior wouldn't get us anywhere and these Aqua squares to Taurus might be saying alot of our problems are stemming from an inflexible or overly-invested relationship with the material world (and expecting that Taurus house of ours to stay the same and give us comfort when that house is in a long season of change via its lengthy visit from Uranus from 2018 - 2026) - we need to be focused on/appreciating what we do have and not what we don't have. And not in the way we are hanging onto what we have for dear life - because what we have/need is changing - we don't want to be like one of those gun bumper stickers about our cold/dead fingers because life can oblige this, too.


We have Mars squaring Saturn. This is pressure/responsibilities. Results of our prior actions. Stop signs. Limits. We have to work with this. We can't plow through. Saturn rules time and authority and boundaries. If you are trying to buck authority/beat the boss it isn't going to work. The piper will be paid. If you are stepping into your own responsibility/taking responsibility for your own actions - this is what is going to work and even this is only going to work over time.  

 

Uranus is about to station direct - this will bring greater freedom/liberation as he gets up to speed. 


This is also the day Venus trines Uranus. So we have Mars in Taurus answering to Venus (in Cappy) and she is in smooth flow with the future/change. Mars is stuck, but she isn't. Change your focus! And keep in mind the differences in the way Venus and Mars operate. Venus gets what she wants by attracting it - no effort, she lines up with what is hers. In Cappy this will probably be very practical things. Our goals. Ambitions. Mars gets what he wants through action, but he is squaring Saturn, so can't get what he wants through action right now. This doesn't mean he (as us) gives up - we keep working/have patience knowing -

 

the way through Saturn right now is Venus - diplomacy, tact, cooperation, balance, women.  She's in Cappy, so serious/sober/traditional and playing by the rules. She is trining (in a smooth/easy flow) Uranus - change/the future/detaching our happiness from an outcome - change is only chaotic when we are resisting it!


There is alot of crisis/opportunity energy right now and, like we talked about HERE in the New Moon post - we want to be careful/cautious. Stay flexible.

 

It's possible for a collective event to toss everyone off their game now because the energies are very BIG. 

 

And the Moon in Aquarius uber active and coming off what feels like a Scorpio New Moon, is highly, highly unusual and these long voids are tricky. 

 

Stay in your magic people. No dark alleys. Drive safely.


xo all

 

photo by the talented sirbion

The New Moon in Capricorn | January 12th, 2021 - starting from scratch, what we pay attention to is changing, playing the game at a higher level, everyone gets a seat at the table

 

new moon in capricorn  2021


 

At midnight EST on January 12th (the night of January 12th that followed the day of January 12th, why is this midnight thing so confusing, or is it just me?) - the Capricorn Moon meets the Capricorn Sun at 23 degrees giving us this month's New Moon.

 

This is very near (22 degrees Cappy)  the degree where "time ran out - the Saturn/Pluto conjunction" of January 12, 2020. Happy Anniversary!

 

22 degrees is a master number, but can also become a number of self-sabotage. Like a space we have mastered, so we think we know what we are doing/have it all together and the fates can't touch us here, but then we move too fast or too casually or too recklessly and then screw ourselves up. Maybe because this is a very high degree to hold/carry and we are sometimes just going to muck it or maybe because we are afraid to step into our real power here. That is the collective space where in January 2020, power was destroyed and cemented.

 

This year the Sun/Moon/Pluto meet PAST this degree. So, first the Moon meets the Sun, then the Moon meets Pluto a couple hours later and then the Sun meets Pluto a couple days later. The Sun's next big aspect (other than his regular lunar aspects) will be on the 23rd when he meets Saturn and then just two days and one degree later he sextiles Chiron (this is his first of three sextiles to healing Chiron in 2021). So, the Sun starts a new cycle with Pluto - in Cappy, yes, but past 22 degrees, then he starts a new cycle with Saturn, this time in Aquarius (the future - that's on the 23rd), so between now and the 23rd is like a mini-cycle from Capricorn to Aquarius - and it's only after we get through that cycle that we get the sextile (opportunity for healing) with Chiron. 

 

So, it's going to take a couple weeks to physically get to that sextile. But, the Moon, and the New Moon now is a lunar event - so, she is going to do all these things, too, but she is going to do them within just a couple days!


The United States (Sibley Chart) has its natal asteroid Narcissus at that important 22 degrees Capricorn and at the time of this New Moon asteroid Hybris will be exactly conjunct this HOT degree. The last time we talked about this asteroid was back on Trump's covid announcement chart HERE

 

In ancient Greece, Hybris (who gave meaning to our word hubris) was the goddess of insolence, impudence - known for taking things to extremes, excessive or foolish pride, flouting normal behavior and social conventions that often lead to one's downfall. 

 

Combine Narcissus and Hybris at 22 degrees Cappy and we can see from the news what we get!

 

All these 23 degree New Moons talking to Eris (which change to a 22 degree New Moon just as Eris gets to 22 degrees) speak of the need for everyone to have a seat at the table. In the last couple years we have seen the #metoo Movement and the Black Lives Matter movement challenging white male (and female) entitlement. This is all part of the collapse of the patriarchy/hierarchy - our journey toward equality. In astro talk the total reinvention of these 20something Capricorn power degrees! This is why things are so hot RIGHT NOW. 

 

Note - this seat at the table thing means everyone gets a say, we don't necessarily all get our way.


With Saturn in Aquarius and almost everything answering to him, he is mega powerful - all the Aqua and Cappy planets - the Sun, Moon, Saturn, Jupiter, Mercury plus Chiron answering to Mars because Mars and Uranus are in Taurus, so answering to Venus in Capricorn answering to Saturn. Have we ever seen this before at a Capricorn New Moon?! But remember he shares Aquarius rulership, with Aqua's modern ruler Uranus (who is very unpredictable already and this week changing direction).

 

Keep in mind - we have moved through Saturn in Capricorn - many people were humbled, sometimes this humbling seemed unfair, but maybe this was what was needed to heal our ancestors who had needed to fall, but didn't. Or sometimes, having had our heads cut off by mad kings in prior lives, we needed to be back on the chopping block in this life to understand that we could now lose our head (job, authority, stability, etc) without actually dying this time. Many people stood up, some for the first time to heal themselves and some to heal their ancestors who needed to stand, but couldn't. 

 

Many people lost the structures that were holding them up, their authority, their skills, their youth, their parents, their place in the world. This is all part of the ending of the patriarchy. It's a process. This isn't a snap of our fingers and this isn't painless because the patriarchy is part of us, it's in our charts, in our DNA. It's like losing our arm. This isn't going to be something pretty that we take a picture of and toss up on Instagram.

 

Now as we move through Saturn in Aquarius we are dealing with karma with trauma - maybe with group situations, maybe with technology. 

 

We have a large portion of humanity still carrying a piece of our collective trauma that allows them to be exploited by emperors and demagogues (because they thought they were keeping them safe and maybe in prior lives/their ancestry/their childhood - the loss of these emperors caused them trauma - father dies and the children starve, the king is killed and the kingdom overthrown and they are killed, etc) and until this piece of our collective trauma is healed - none of us can move on.

 

This can also be about people needing to be humbled through the king's humbling. Our own trauma - stored survival stress - frozen inside us. We can't access our own feelings, but we can feel his. There is work (Saturn) to be done here.

 

Let's unpack the chart.

 

The Moon/Sun are conjunct Pluto in Capricorn (24 degrees) and exactly squaring Eris in Aries. The ruler of this lunation (Capricorn) is Saturn and almost everyone is answering to him. Saturn is at 3 degrees Aquarius, sandwiched between asteroid Zeus and Jupiter (the Roman's Zeus). Saturn is squaring Mars and Uranus and sextiling Chiron. Juno is sextiling Mercury and Jupiter. Mars is conjunct Uranus (exact on January 20th) and Uranus is conjunct Lilith. 


(Remember we talked about the four New Moons at 23 degrees interacting with Eris (our outsider, troublemaker, whistleblower, terrorist energy). Of of the four Moons this is the only one where we are dealing with the tension/frustration of the square.)


So, we have the Moon and Sun conjunct Pluto. This is a "death of the king" aspect. We are humbled. Back here again - because remember we are only one step away from last year's story - but older and wiser this time. 

 

This is intense. Transformative. The rules are changing. Stuff that has been stuffed under the rug needs to come out. This can have a strong "before and after" quality to what is happening. We are merged with Plutonian power. If we are ready to step into authentic power/and deal with what we have buried - this energy can increases our ability to influence our outcome. This is a new life purpose/commitment more aligned with who we have become through the permanent changes we have experienced in 2020. Keep in mind this is Pluto, so there could be aspects of control/manipulation/even danger here. Also, keep in mind although this is happening at 23 degrees, this is ground zero this year. We are starting from the very beginning with something. Maybe something falls apart and we have to begin again.


This is our annual Capricorn New Moon - always time to get to work! There is nothing new about that part of this.


Saturn, the ruler of this lunation, is sandwiched between Jupiter and Zeus (who was the Greek's Jupiter). The kings of the Gods and keep in mind Saturn was Jupiter's father and Jupiter would kill him just as Saturn killed his own father Uranus. Mars and Uranus are squaring Saturn. Saturn is strong in Aquarius, but this is alot of pressure/tension/challenges.

 

That square between Mars and Saturn tells us our actions will be impeded in some way. Maybe we have to take our time. Maybe rules/limits are restricting what we can do. This has to be dealt with. No short cuts.

 

Mercury is just past his/her square to Uranus. This is us building to the Jupiter/Uranus square at the end of the week - the only one we have this year. Mercury/Uranus can be a brilliant idea, but the square indicates whatever we are thinking/talking about/learning will bring tension/frustration. By the time Jupiter squares Uranus we might have exaggerated something or our over-thinking (Mercury/Uranus) causes the very thing we are worrying about when Jupiter meets Uranus. We need to stay positive with this. We need to take some risks without taking too many. This is a really important (and might be chaotic) series of events that CHANGE OUR MIND/BELIEFS.


Venus (at 5 degrees Cappy) is exactly squaring Chiron in Aries. Here are those practical things we want/that money in the bank/the career/those goals challenged by our vulnerability/wounding. Situations might arise where we feel less than. Less able. Less attractive. Less valuable. Exact on the New Moon tells us this isn't just a flash in the pan kind of thing - this is part of the New Moon story. So what action can we take here - do we need more training/credentials? Do we need more confidence in ourselves? Do we need to get healthy? Do we need healthier boundaries? With the Sun/Moon on Pluto we won't be allowed to just gloss over this.


Juno is sextiling Mercury so our relationships/contracts benefit from conversations and new ideas - Mercury is in Aqua, so things are more future-focused and less emotional and Juno is in Sag, so more optimistic than she was earlier in the year. Our Juno story has been a big part of our 2020 timeline.


So, to bottom-line this one as Saturn would say - and I have Mercury in Capricorn and Saturn in Aquarius (both 3rd house) and Uranus 10th house - so feel extra comfortable speaking about this one :) This is a transformational new start somehow connected to what we have lost/our humbling. We will put on our big girl/boy pants and deal with what is happening here and now. We have no choice. The chaos is us resisting the change. The change itself doesn't have to be chaotic. Change can be EXCITING. Something about what is happening here is designed to CHANGE WHAT WE PAY ATTENTION TO. 

 

 

MONTHLY AFFIRMATION TIPS:
 


Some Capricorn new moon affirmation areas to think about: security, time, self-discipline, your brand and image, ambition, opportunity, goals, delegation, releasing control, father figures, reputation, your bones, knees, skin and joints.


Get grounded - we're late in an earth sign now, so this should be easier - always make affirmations from a  positive place (positive meaning both certain and joyful) - write your affirmations down by hand in cursive, we want the letters all connecting and flowing together, speak them out loud.



Then release your attention from them knowing that your intention is known.

 

This month I will burn mine with a white candle, let the candle burn down and then bury the ashes in the ground. I feel a little more connected with the finality of the results when I do something like this. You don't have to. Do what feels right to you. With Capricorn - serious is best. 



Know these things are already yours


xo all



Today's Astrology Forecast | Monday, January 11, 2021 - our mind is open, our ideas spread, optimism, the silver lining


 

 

The Moon is void until 8:30AM EST when she enters Capricorn on her way to tomorrow's New Moon. 

 

In Cappy, we are nurtured by getting down to business, putting on our big girl/boy pants, having a few benjamins in the bank and cans in the cupboard.


She will trine Mars at 12:16PM, meet up with Venus at 3:14PM and trine a retrograde Uranus at 7:15PM EST. Quite a change from the Cappy Moons of recent years! Good for making real progress with our goals, good for finances, embracing change by being practical. 

 

This is one of the best days this month, I hope we can all make some use of it.

 

At the same time Mercury (at 5 degrees Aquarius) is meeting Jupiter and sextiling Chiron. Jupiter is also sextiling (opportunity) Chiron (healing). 


This is hopeful/optimistic. We are looking up!


If you have planets/points near 5 degrees Aqua or Aries you will be feeling this energy strongest, but we all have access.


With Mercury sextile Chiron and Jupiter - we are stepping back a little bit and seeing the bigger picture/the silver lining in what is happening. Talking/planning about the future can include conversations about our wounds/insecurities (this doesn't mean pouring our heart out) and maybe it must to broaden our thinking/seeing. Our voice travels further/touches the right spaces. Our mind is open. Our idea spreads. This is how we feel better. This is where the optimism comes in. 

 

This is how we get lucky.


Maybe we can see what we have/are being offered and can appreciate it now in ways we couldn't before. Jupiter/Chiron says the key to healing is going bigger/broader - embracing what is foreign/outside our comfort zone. The key to healing is interacting with people with different beliefs/perspectives. The places where we have felt like an outsider/the wounds that have been magnified, here is a chance for some healing, and with the Moon in Capricorn and Mercury in Aquarius - it will be through logic and being practical that the light reaches those wounds.


xo all

 

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Weekly Astrology Forecast | Week of January 11th - January 17th, 2021 - time to start, excitement, tension, no one's getting out of here alive anyway so just relax, change that is worth the trouble

 

If you are thinking, "WTH happened, that was cray-cray!" Well, buckle up - we ain't seen nothin' yet.

 

Let's rewind. 

 

Last week, with Mars at the final 29th degree of Aries (conjunct the U.S. natal asteroid Nemesis), trying to hold onto that last tiny bit of Arian power before his grounding in Taurus, with the Moon in Libra (diplomacy, peace, balance) squaring the Sun in Capricorn (authority, limits, boundaries) and the ascendant at 1:15PM EST and EXACTLY conjunct the U.S. natal Uranus (of course!) - an angry mob of amped up Trump supporters, convinced the election was stolen from him, followed up their Washington D.C. rally by storming the Capitol Building. Their siege left multiple people dead. The nation #shocked, #notshocked.

 

As an astro lesson, here is a good example of that 29th degree. The planet is strong here (if this is a sign where he is strong, as Mars is here in his home sign of Aries), yes, but also exhausted/out of options. Sometimes dangerous. This might be a "Hail Mary" play that wins the game, but is more likely something that ends up not getting us what we want, because immediately the planet is changing signs. Bye- bye. So, it flips the situation into something else. The smart thing to be doing at this degree would be to be winding things DOWN, packing up shop, but instead, sometimes at that 29th degree we are still trying to do what we haven't been able to do through the 28 other degrees and we are DESPERATE. 

 

Things can get dangerous.

 

And since astrologically speaking last week was the APPETIZER (and way too spicy and we want to send it back, but it's too late - we already ate it) - that means we still have the rest of the meal ahead of us. 

 

Let's hope this isn't one of those dinners where the appetizer is the best part of the meal.


The next two weeks are also incredibly powerful. We need to be stepping into the NEW. Portals for chaos/accidents/destruction/breakthroughs - it's all in here. Trouble, trouble and more trouble - including, yes, some of the good kind. But we can't be afraid to take some risks. Also we can't be a crazy risk-taker. Does that make sense? We have to keep moving forward, and, yes, it's scary. Both the Sun and the Moon meet Pluto this week - it's supposed to be scary.

 

Tuesday's New Moon in Capricorn - at 23 degrees (this is our second 23 degree New Moon, number two of four) is conjunct powerful Pluto, so an intense NEW START, past the point we always died before/past the point where the mad king cut off our head. Past the point where we were taught how and what to think. This is about a new kind of personal power. For some this might feel a bit like a fresh start that begins with us walking the plank with a sword at our back. Of course, once we get into the water, at least we are off the damn ship! 

 

New challenges and opportunities await us, but there is still one last order of business that needs to be attended to. We always knew this fight/struggle was coming - well here it is. With most of the sky answering to Saturn, all eyes will likely be on D.C/authority/the boss!

 

Let's unpack the week and we'll take a closer look at the New Moon in its own post.

 

MONDAY - Mercury conjuncts Jupiter and sextiles Chiron, Jupiter sextiles Chiron

TUESDAY - Mercury squares Uranus, Venus squares Chiron

WEDNESDAY - Mars squares Saturn, Venus trines Uranus

THURSDAY - Sun conjuncts Pluto, Uranus stations direct

SUNDAY - Jupiter squares Uranus (we have three Saturn/Uranus squares this year, but this is our ONLY Jupiter/Uranus square)


This certainly looks like Trump could get censured/impeached/locked in a closet/resign although I guess there is a rally for him next Sunday which certainly fits the astro, so maybe he will be hanging on by his teeth. We talked HERE that Pence - birth time unknown, so we don't know the houses - has a 27 degree Chiron (wounded healer) in Aquarius exactly conjunct the U.S. natal Moon (the people). He could step up as a healer. His Mercury is also exactly conjunct the U.S. Mars and conjunct his Sun. I can't tell the importance of these planets without a birth time/houses to see what rules what, but these connections are important. He has always kind of blended into the background to me, kind of like faded wallpaper, but his chart actually says that he doesn't. He also needs to be kept safe (as does Biden obviously) - we heard the mob yelling, "hang Mike Pence", and we can see the chart shows his wound will be felt by the people. 

 

Of course, the mad king has publicly cut off Pence's head, already, and maybe it is easier for us to see/feel through him, what is happening to all of us. 

 

Also the mad king isn't only in the White House, but maybe also in our own house and maybe even our own head (most likely from our past with all the old Cappy/Saturn energies in play now), so keep this in mind, too.


MONDAY - this is the best day and we have good Moon aspects, too. Optimism. Hope. Healing. Just check any tendency to over-promise now. We talked about this in the weekly HERE - see JANUARY 11TH.


TUESDAY - this is the New Moon in Capricorn conjunct Pluto while Mercury squares Uranus and Venus squares Chiron - so a fresh start, with built-in challenges, worth the disruption, THAT WE NEED AND NEED TO TAKE. It won't all be a bed of roses - this is CAPRICORN and squares are tension, keep that in mind. But it will be powerful/lasting/stabilizing.

 

Expect a BIG New Moon post. This beginning has a kind of inevitable feeling to it. Like, yes, this is where we knew we would all end up/the point we would have to start from. We might feel a bit pushed into a corner/out of other options and this is what we have to do to get out of that tight spot (because nobody puts baby in a corner). The New Moon energy will play out over the next two weeks, but with alot of the major energies becoming exact very quickly, this New Moon will likely start impacting all of us within a couple days.

 

WEDNESDAY - Mars (3 degrees Taurus) squares Saturn (3 degrees Aquarius) and Venus (6 degrees Capricorn) trines Uranus (6 degrees Taurus)

 

The Mars/Saturn square is about limits/sometimes endings. Sometimes we have taken something as far as we can go and need to pivot/stop. In this case coming right after the New Moon maybe the new chapter that is kicking off comes with a fast reality check. With Mars in Taurus the reality check could involve money, our stability, resources, our self-esteem. The good news here -  Mars in Taurus is answering to Venus who is in Cappy (Saturn's sign) and trining Uranus. The Venus/Uranus trine - which is a smooth integration of the new, the trine being the best aspect in astrology - could mean a new/maybe more radical approach is needed. New ways to make money are triggered. New ways to feel secure. Keep in mind anything involving Saturn will require work and patience and he's all over this. 


THURSDAY - Uranus stations direct (6 degrees Taurus), the Sun (24 degrees Cappy) meets Pluto. 

 

The Sun/Pluto is a light thrown on power. Like last week's Mercury/Pluto - this is power cemented/reaching its full potential or crumbled in pieces at our feet. Either way the Sun shows a result here, sometimes an ending. This is the death of the father/the old king. When Pluto was thought to be the very boundary of our world/last planet out there - we thought transformation had to be life and death or death and rebirth. We had to suffer through the underworld to get to the other side. But since the discovery of Pluto's family - all these little Plutino planets (the dwarf planets) - we see this life/death/rebirth thing is alot more complicated and compelling. The Sun starts a new cycle with Pluto, powered up by Tuesday's New Moon. We are at 24 degrees now. Happening at the same time Uranus stations direct - pulls us FORWARD. This back and forth thing we have been doing with the change/the new/the future is over. The future is here.

 

SUNDAY-  Jupiter (6 degrees Aquarius) squares Uranus direct (6 degrees Taurus)

 

Jupiter/Uranus can bring breakthroughs, unexpected situations that shake up our stability (this could absolutely be in a GOOD way). Tension/frustration can OPEN doors/open our minds/change our beliefs. Jupiter in Aquarius is answering to Uranus. This can be simply - change is good. But Uranus is never simple and this is a square, so things might feel too big, too much too fast. Trauma enlarged. Best scenario - this is a piece of unexpected good luck. Know you are going to have to stretch or pivot to line up with it. Collectively this will probably be a big news week and I think there are pro-Trump events forming for this day, this could be trauma (Uranus) enlarged (Jupiter), and yes, there could be some healing from Trump people through coming together now - but anything with Uranus is unpredictable and with Mars squaring Saturn, also dangerous. Stay positive. Stay safe.


xo all - back with the New Moon post and some dailies


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the astrology of covid and the vaccinations | part III SEDNA - a crisis that forces us onto a higher/more spiritual path, the narcissistic wound is where the light gets in


 

Part I is HERE

Part II is HERE


In mid-January 2020 (the Saturn/Pluto conjunction - the breakdown/cementing of limits and authority, the end of the death postponed, our time runs out), as China calls the WHO to report the first case of the new corona-virus outside of China, just a couple days after they call the WHO to report their own country's first death, a retrograde dwarf planet named Sedna backs into 26 degrees Taurus.


The home of fixed star Algol - considered to be the most malevolent star in our system - and the United State's natal chart's buried landmine - the USA natal Pandora/Wuhan conjunction (this is also closely conjunct Trump's midheaven).


We talked about that conjunction HERE.


Sedna is a dwarf planet, although not officially classified as such, about the same size as Ceres, so larger than Pluto. She was discovered in 2003. She is named for the Inuit's Goddess of the Sea. She is one of the TNOs (trans Neptunian objects); a group of celestial bodies with crazy elongated orbits thought to be influenced by Neptune's gravitational pull. Keep in mind Neptune's mythological position as God of the Sea.

 

A year earlier, back on February 7, 2019, Sedna stationed direct on this same degree. 

 

At that time - the first pass of her journey here and strong and still at station - she was sextiling the North Node of Fate (in Cancer), trining the South Node of Fate (in Capricorn), applying to a square to Mercury (exact the next day) and conjuncting Juno. These are some MEGA-aspects, all impacting that ripe 26 degrees Taurus; that buried Pandora/Wuhan conjunction and Sedna.  

 

But most likely no one was noticing.

 

I didn't know very much about Sedna until I prepared to write this post. I had written about her once or twice last year as she intersected with New/Full Moons, mostly connecting to her mythological Goddess origins/victim story which I got from a Google search and I missed alot/even got some things wrong.

 

We have already connected asteroid Narcissus (and narcissism) to the pandemic astrology - what can Sedna show us?

 

Let's try her story again and follow it a little more closely knowing we skip parts of a myth at our own peril because we can get the whole meaning wrong!


Sedna was a beautiful Inuit girl who lived with her father. She had refused all the village men's proposals - none were good enough for her. Her father begged her to consider someone, saying, "if you don't marry, we will all starve". Sedna just continued to look at her beautiful reflection in the water and brush her hair, ignoring her father's pleas. It is implied Sedna admires herself too much (was too narcissistic) to marry a mere mortal/flawed man.

 

Her mother is never mentioned in this story - which isn't surprising since mother-loss is very prominent in narcissistic wounding and we literally live in a galaxy whose origin story is about a cheating husband, an angry wife and a hungry baby (Hercules). The baby, birthed by another woman and held to angry wife's (sleeping wife at the time) breast by cheating husband and the lost mother's milk that flies out of her when she awakens to find another woman's baby at her breast. This spilled milk - which we've never been allowed to cry over -  creates our galaxy; the Milky Way Galaxy of un-mothered children (the dishonor to the feminine becoming baby's dishonor). 

 

So, a stranger comes to the village, dressed in fine furs and appears to be quite wealthy. His face remains hidden. His words are few. Sedna's father tells the stranger he has a beautiful daughter and offers Sedna to the stranger as his wife. The stranger accepts and kicking and screaming, Sedna is tossed into the stranger's kayak and rowed away.

 

(in another telling, Sedna is bedazzled by the stranger's wealth and goes off without looking too closely at what she is getting into - this telling actually lines up a little better with the connections I had noticed in those Moon charts, so we will keep this in mind)
 

When they get to the stranger's island, he tosses off his fine furs and reveals himself to be a raven. He flies Sedna up to some kind of bird's nest on the top of a mountain peak. Now what could this be about because not a word in a myth is wasted? Sedna marries a bird and birds could represent ideas/thinking since they fly high and fast. Her world is empty, windy, cold. She is high in the sky and can see many miles into the distance. The myth tells us her mind becomes far-reaching. She lives in her head. Her life has lost its grounding. She is isolated. This makes me think of what is happening in our world with technology. We are far-seeing, but have become unbalanced.


At this point in the story we might stop and question why has this happened to Sedna? 

 

Maybe the narcissistic wounding (her weak sense of self creating a kind of ungrounded grandiosity) is a natural consequence of her father's excessive attention to her outside (and inattention to her inside/real self) - the un-mothered child learning to live "in her head" instead of her heart.


Of course, she is miserable on her island and calls out to her father for help. Her cries are carried to her father by the howling winds, and eventually he climbs, guiltily, into his own kayak to rescue her. Sedna sees him coming from her mountain perch and rushes to the shoreline to meet him. She climbs quickly into his kayak. After several hours of exhaustive rowing, a black bird can be seen in the distance behind them, and Sedna's heart fills with dread. The raven/husband catches up with them and flies angrily around the boat creating gusts of strong wind and a raging storm and causing the boat to nearly capsize. Sedna's scared father tosses her into the sea (abandons her to save himself? or forces her to care for herself rather than calling to him for help? likely both will apply). He yells to the bird "here, take your wife and let me live!"

 

Sedna, fighting for her life in the frigid water, grabs hold of the sides of the kayak with all her strength. Her father smashes the oar down again and again on her frozen fingers which eventually break off into the sea - forming dolphins and whales and sea creatures. Eventually Sedna herself sinks to the bottom and becomes the Goddess of the Sea.


Inuit fishermen still make offerings to Sedna before taking their boats out and after a good catch. They believe she creates storms when angered and smooth seas when cared for. Since she has lost her fingers, she cannot brush her beautiful hair which has become a tangled mess, although she is often portrayed something like a mermaid.

 

To this day, according to Inuit legend, she is quite often, pretty freakin' pissed off. More deep and angry archetypal feminine energy being reclaimed - that feels familiar. So, we keep in mind the larger picture of what 'letting go'/sacrificing (and she had no choice by this point and so a kind of victim role is shown, but she also kind of got herself into this situation in a way) has given her - the powers of a Goddess, but also not forget what it is she has lost (her mortal life/her father/her idea of her father).


OK, I can hear your brain whirring around, "What does this have to do with covid? What does this have to do with the vaccines?". 

 

Stay with me. You won't need a sports car to keep up. 

 

I am old and tired now and a skateboard will probably do it.


Astrologers believe celestial bodies are discovered as their energies have ripened enough for us to work with them (and it certainly seems life gets more and more complicated as more and more asteroids, dwarf planets, etc are found and synchronistically named). When a new body is discovered it takes time to figure out what it represents. Astrologers have three tools available to figure this out. We can use the mythology. We can use the charts of historical figures to see how the placement energies fit/work. We can use the new body's discovery chart as a sort of a birth chart.


Astrologer, Alan Clay, who wrote the book Sedna Consciousness has studied dozens of the natal charts of historical figures/famous people/events to help determine what Sedna is all about. The following is some of his ideas from his research and then we'll talk about what this might mean with our current circumstances. 

 

He sees Sedna's placement/activation as speaking of a crisis (quite often a health crisis) that forces us onto a higher/more spiritual path. Sedna activations tend to act on us in a way that is victimizing - the actual situation will depend on the houses in our chart involved.


If we are living life at one level, something happens to us, we adjust our course, we move on. Maybe we don't even realize we have shifted onto a higher road. If we are living life at another level and we have tired of this reality's density/grief, this crisis pushes us toward a higher spiritual path. Sedna hits us with crises that force us to let go (think of her fingers gripping that kayak) and rise above them. The crisis is out of our hands anyway and the more we try to fix/solve the problem, the more pain/hurt we experience until  

 

finally we just let go - probably drop our attachment to whatever other outcome we are wanting that we can't have.  

 

Think of Sedna holding on for dear life and then finally letting go - only to birth all the creatures in the sea/become a Goddess.


This author has also identified three events from Sedna's discovery chart in 2003 that he feels might connect to her energetic signature and since they all make me think of our subject matter here, let's look at them. The following is mostly directly from his book:

 

1.  The 2003, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for groundbreaking research on how cells communicate and cooperate to form a living eco-system. The prize citation explaining the discovery states - through pioneering discoveries concerning the water and ion channels of cells this year's Nobel Laureates have contributed to fundamental chemical knowledge on how cells function. All living matter is made up of cells. A single human being has as many stars in a galaxy, about 100 thousand  million. The various cells (kidney cells, nerve cells, etc) act together in an intricate system in each one of us. The award winners have opened our eyes to a fantastic family of molecular machines - channels, gates and valves - all of which are needed for cells to function. For thousands of millions of cells to function as something other than one large lump, coordination is required. Communications between the cells is necessary ... (this continues, but you get the idea). 

 

(if we think about a planet with 8 billion different people - we can see how if we are to survive here we can be expected to make concessions for other people/to operate cooperatively in order to survive. A pandemic could certainly make this happen, especially one where we are making sacrifices and doing what we are doing - for other people. Who, keep in mind, aren't really other people because we are all connected.)


2. In 2003, Fujitsu Laboratories developed the first learning system for humanoid robots that utilizes a dynamically reconfigurable neural network. In english, the company's new mathematical model of the human nervous system was a breakthrough that allowed robots to learn movement and motor coordination in a fraction of the time it had been taking to generate movement. These neural networks and deep learning have gone on to become key to this evolving new life form called AI (artificial intelligence).


(this paved the way for Google, Facebook, etc, tech to learn from us, to figure out innoculous things about us like what time we eat breakfast and what movies we like and really important things like what we need to read to cement/shift our beliefs)


3. In 2003, new evidence cemented the radical idea that the universe is made up mostly - and by mostly we mean about 95% - by a mysterious dark matter and being stretched apart by an unknown force called dark energy. The Wilkinson Microwave Anistrophy Probe took the most detailed picture ever taken of the cosmic microwave background - the light emitted by the universe during the first instant of its existence. By analyzing the patterns in this light, the researchers concluded the universe is made up of only 4% regular matter. 23% is dark matter and the remaining 73% is dark energy. In the same year the Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope, an effort to map out a million galaxies also made a major contribution to our understanding of how galaxies are spread out through space, as the researchers determined if the galaxies are being pulled apart by dark energy (yes) or pushed together by gravity (no). The director of NASA confirmed these studies were a milestone in how we view the universe - a turning point for cosmology. Their conclusions, through separate means and unconnected research, confirmed that this dominating dark energy/matter that makes up 95% of our galaxy affects universal expansion, but other than that they have no idea what it actually is/does.


Cue Darth Vader.


This book was written in 2015, so although to me, this is all connecting to Sedna's place with the virus story-line and these first public vaccination charts, the author wasn't cherry picking his results to fit what is going on now.


The AI (artificial intelligence) part of this, as every aspect of this pandemic seems to be turning us toward more tech/more science -  feels like something we really need to be cautious with. I am not usually a believer in slippery slopes, since we often worry about things that never happen, but showing up in multiple places here this is an actual slippery slope. And I am talking "off the side of a cliff" kind of slippery not just on our ass via a banana peel.


Sedna's narcissism connection reinforces the Narcissus myth connection. We probably all suffer from some degree of narcissistic injury. Narcissism can also be constructive in the sense that it can show us our own value, even if it is through an imagined kind of specialness. Why should Sedna have married any old bloke that came along anyway?


Sedna, the dwarf planet, has a very slow orbit, so all of us were born with Sedna in either Aries or Taurus. 

 

In 2024, the same year Pluto moves into Aquarius (some astrologers are connecting the Pluto transit with the 'official' start of the Age of Aquarius, I certainly think we will be deeply into it by that time), Sedna will move into Gemini. By this point the collective could be pretty much split in two, but we will have to see ... and, no, I don't really know what this means either.


The USA had transiting Sedna conjunct that Wuhan/Pandora landmine at the time of that first innoculation, but 1 degree past exact, so waning/releasing and she won't be back there.  Transiting Neptune was conjunct the USA natal Sedna. In the UK, transiting Neptune was EXACTLY conjunct their natal Sedna at 18 degrees Pisces and transiting Sedna was EXACTLY conjunct the descendant of that first chart. So exactly opposing the ascendant. The vac charts are certainly well-timed/synchronistic.


This entire pandemic feels quite Sednian (yes, I think I just made that word up). Health crisis/victimization - bumping us onto a higher path (is this higher spiritual or higher tech? can they work together? I am not sure). The failing patriarchy/what used to hold us up no longer holding us up - think of Sedna tossed overboard by her father. Sink or swim. But instead she holds on. Until her father quite literally - cuts her loose. And it would be quite one thing if the story ended there, and I am glad for all our sakes it does not.


I can't speak of how this will all turn out because there isn't a way this will all turn out. We are working this out as we go. 

 

It is no coincidence we have had President Trump (here in the United States, but in some ways the entire world has had him, too) at the helm of the ship for this thing. His narcissistic wounding is front and center and impossible to miss. When narcissism is severely injured the potential for destruction is very great. 


The dormant/fated narcissism storyline may have been kicked off back in 2008 when the United States elected President Obama - his natal Narcissus is exactly conjunct the United States natal Pluto (whose return to his 1776 position is in process now). President-elect Biden's progressed Narcissus is also exactly conjunct the United States natal Pluto (!) and Biden's natal Sedna conjunct the United States natal Chiron (where Mars was exactly transiting in that USA vac chart!). 

 

Trump doesn't realize he is a narcissist. His wounding is very old and very deep and his natal Sun/North Node (10th house) conjunct the U.S. Mars (7th house) connects him - and this is karmic folks - to all kinds of U.S. toxic masculinity issues including this idea that needs to be put to bed of American exceptionalism, and anger with "the other" - within our relationships and what we are projecting onto other people.

 

Trump and covid is all part of the same awakening.


I think the charts show us pretty clearly - the narcissistic wound is where the light gets in .....


xo all


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