The astrology of 2020: What can we expect?

Astrology of 2020

Before we can look ahead, we need to understand the past.

As many of you already know, Pluto left expansive Sagittarius for restrictive Capricorn in 2008, beginning a domino effect that crashed financial markets around the world and punctured bubbles of false optimism that was keeping financial and economic systems afloat.

Between 2010 and 2017, a stressful aspect between Uranus and Pluto resulted in chaotic social upheaval and the necessity for many of us to make major adjustments in order to survive in a new world that ended up looking little like the old one.

In 2018 and 2019 the necessity to create solid structures became even more important with both Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn.  Capricorn teaches mastery of the material world and has little patience with frivolity or illusions, and we have all had to come to terms with a more practical approach to the way we live our lives.  Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn, and bears a powerful influence when it travels through its own sign every 28 years or so.

Jupiter entered its own sign of Sagittarius at the end of 2018, and the seemingly boundless enthusiasm and expansiveness of this planetary cycle helped to keep the doors of optimism open, at least for much of 2019.  Saturn and Pluto were very close to a conjunction in the spring and summer of 2019, causing  to give us a hint of what is coming in January of 2020.  In March we saw the burning of Notre Dame, a symbol of Christianity for 1000 years.  In April the Mueller report was released in the US.  In May it was reported that we are in a major extinction event with over a million species threatened with extinction.  […]

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By |2021-11-28T12:32:10-05:00January 1st, 2020|Planetary cycles|5 Comments

Jupiter in Taurus, 2011-2012

Jupiter in TaurusJupiter will enter the sign of Taurus on June 4th, leaving the sign of Aries where he has inspired revolutionary behavior across the Middle East and moving into a more grounded place of stability, where our ideas and inspiration that took hold under the Aries influence begin to take root and flower.

The astrological Jupiter represents our yearning for meaning in life and our desire for expansion and growth.  Jupiter brings optimism, adventure, good fortune and prosperity, but is also present in experiences of frustration in which we feel that our blessings aren’t big enough; that our world isn’t grand enough.

The sense of meaning that we seek under Jupiter’s tutelage is different from the absolute Truth that Pluto teaches when we have lost everything we have depended on and are left with only the reality of Being.

Taurus is an Earth sign that is traditionally ruled by Venus, but I like to think of the Earth as a second ruler of Taurus.  Taurus cherishes everything about the earth: the pleasure of living in a body with five senses, the feeling of the dirt in a garden filled with flowers, the sense of being rooted in a life that is filled with comfort and security.

When Jupiter moves through Taurus we begin to feel a desire to become rooted and bloom quite literally where we are planted.  The rebellions that were fostered when Jupiter traveled through Aries will need to find a stable place from which to grow.  Economic security is important when the planet of fortune travels through the sign of acquisition, and learning to grow our wealth is likely to become a greater concern than it was before.

Jupiter is often spoke of as […]

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By |2011-06-02T10:00:00-04:00June 2nd, 2011|Planetary cycles|0 Comments

Full Moon and Other Planetary News

Full-Frosty-MoonThe Taurus Full Moon occurs around midnight tonight (1:17 am Eastern), and it will be a powerful one!!   There is a very tight Grand Trine in earth signs right now, with the Moon in Taurus, Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Virgo.

Grand Trines are harmonious aspects that facilitate personal satisfaction and an easy and relaxed experience. By themselves they can lead to self-indulgence and complacency, but in this case the Grand Trine includes a hard aspect as well (the opposition from the Sun to the Moon that produces the Full Moon and turns the Grand Trine into a Kite formation). The Kite is a more dynamic aspect because it contains an opposition aspect (Sun/Moon in this case) as well as the Grand Trine which helps to energize the planets towards positive change.

The Sun and Moon are also involved in a challenging aspect (T-square) to Chiron and Neptune, all in fixed signs.  This kind of aspect creates a crisis that encourages action to relieve the crisis. In this case the crisis will involve the eruption into consciousness (Full Moon) of unhealed wounds (Chiron) that may have been driven into the subconscious (Neptune). The Chiron/Neptune combination also signifies an increase of personal wisdom that can be accessed directly by the power of the Full Moon. The fixed signs resist change which will hold back the evolutionary process somewhat unless we remain aware to relax into the process and allow the magic to unfold.

In the middle of all of this, Jupiter and Uranus, which have been moving slowly towards a sextile (harmonious aspect) which brings exciting new changes and expansive opportunities have reached the apex of that relationship just as the Moon is full.  The energy […]

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By |2008-11-12T18:11:48-05:00November 12th, 2008|Astrology|Comments Off on Full Moon and Other Planetary News
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