US Pluto return

The 2020 Solar Return of the US – aka Happy July 4th

us-solar-return We celebrate July 4th as the birthday of the United States, and most astrologers use the Sibly chart for the astrological symbology of the United States (here’s why I use it).  I thought it might be a good time to look at the current astrological forces affecting the United States right now in the midst of a global pandemic. Please note: In writing posts which may have a political bent I try to be as neutral as possible and simply report on the astrology.  However, occasionally my bias may seep through.  I have no wish to censor the comments, but any comments that serve no purpose other than to inflame WILL be deleted. 

As you may know if you’ve been reading this blog, or other articles about the astrology of the US, we are heading into a return of Pluto to its position in the US chart.  Pluto, being the Lord of the Underworld and all, is not a gentle giant.  He has a powerful impact through destruction of the darkness which eventually allows for illumination.  But in the process, we sometimes must go through that Dark Night of the Soul before we can get to the light.

A bit of history

America’s Plutonic journey began back in 2000-2001 when Pluto transited the ascendant in the Sibly chart.  On August 6th, the day that  a report warning of an impending attack by Al Qaeda was presented to President George W Bush, Saturn in Gemini (tests and challenges) formed an exact square to Pluto in exact alignment with the US ascendant at 12 degrees Sagittarius.  The rest, as they say, is history.  Not long after that in 2006, the US progressed Mars (aggression, […]

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By |2020-07-04T16:30:09-04:00July 4th, 2020|Politics|2 Comments

Thoughts on the astrology of the remainder of 2020

I was asked to create a video for the Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship on the astrology for the remainder of 2020, and I thought that was a great idea in light of how the entire world has changed since I wrote my forecast for 2020.  Here it is for you!  If you like these videos please subscribe to the channel.  Sorry, there is no transcription for this video but I hope you enjoy it anyway. ❤️

 


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By |2020-07-04T09:24:07-04:00June 19th, 2020|Featured posts, Planetary cycles|26 Comments

Current events from an astrological perspective: Black lives suddenly matter, and other news

One thing we might be wondering right now is why the time is suddenly ripe for the US to embrace the Black Lives Matter movement.  Marches to protest the murder of George Floyd by the police (represented by Capricorn – the structural foundations of society) have spread like wildfire around the world.  Even Mitt Romney is marching in protest.

The killing of black people in America isn’t new.  When black people were brought to this country in slave ships, many died along the way.  Others were killed trying to escape, or if they didn’t behave.  After the civil war, black people were killed as they tried to make a new life post-slavery.  Black people were killed during Jim Crow.  Black people were killed during the civil rights movement.  Black people are consistently killed by police at higher rates than white people.  We can argue the reasons, but the statistics are clear.

The Black Lives Matter movement began officially in 2014 after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. At the time, the world was in the throes of a challenging square alignment between Uranus, planet of revolution, in the sign of Aries the warrior, to Pluto, planet of destruction and transformation, in the sign of Capricorn the structural foundation.  This major planetary cycle lasted between 2010 and 2017, overseeing shifts of power and control across the globe. And yet, the BLM movement was marginalized and not taken seriously until the killing of George Floyd.  So why now?

The (Sibley) chart for the United States featured Pluto, the planet of death and creative destruction, in the second house of possessions and money.  The early slave owners for the most part considered their slaves possessions rather than human beings (we could […]

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By |2020-06-11T13:53:56-04:00June 10th, 2020|Politics|12 Comments

Sunday thoughts on racism, pandemics, and social justice

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The problem with trying to predict the future using astrology is that the present is always changing the future as it unfolds.  Five years ago, looking ahead to the Pluto return in the US chart which begins officially next year, I could not have predicted the changes that would take place in the United States.  I’ll be writing more about that in the months to come.

Today, though, we find ourselves at the intersection of a global pandemic and riots over racism in the US as the result of yet another murder of an unarmed black man at the hands of white police.  White Supremacists groups are planning an escalation of a race war that will overthrow the liberal democratic principles on which the country was founded.  Some call this the “boogaloo,” a civil war for the 21st century.  These anti-government activists are encouraged in a tweet by the President of the United States to commit murder.

As the Pluto return tightens its noose, the darkness in the US that is usually hidden will continue to emerge, and this is a frightening prospect.  However, Pluto’s domain is the kind of transformation that comes when darkness is set on fire and burned.  Then, out of the ashes, the new reality can be reborn.  In 1967, in a speech called “The Other America,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said that riots are the language of the unheard.  I know a little bit of this rage.  I grew up an unhappy child in a family that disliked me, and found every opportunity to criticize and minimize.  When I found my voice as an angry teenager they threatened to send me to military school.  My anger didn’t arise from […]

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By |2020-06-01T13:37:02-04:00May 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|20 Comments

The astrology of Kamala Harris’s run for president in 2020

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This is fourth in a series of profiles of Democratic candidates running for president in 2020.  While I have made every effort to appear impartial, my personal bias may bleed through and for that I apologize in advance.  Other profiles can be found here: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren.

Update: Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race in early December 2019. 

Like many others, I first noticed Kamala Harris during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.  Her composure and eloquence impressed me, as did her ability to make a devastating point with steely precision such as when she asked Kavanaugh, regarding the abortion law question, if he knew of any laws “that the government has power to make over the male body[.]”

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As of the date of this writing, Harris is #4 in most polls.  We are fortunate to have accurate birth information for Harris; a birth certificate was provided to the Mountain Astrologer magazine.  Her Sun is in late Libra, the sign of tact and diplomacy.  The Libra personality can be the consummate salesperson as there is an innate sense of what people are looking for and an ability to morph into the personality that will provide it.  This often makes them extremely likeable but depending on other factors, the need to be liked does not build the kind of resilience that is required for the presidency.

Fortunately for Harris, she was born under an Aries Full Moon, ruled by the fire of Mars.  The balance and interplay between the “iron fist in the velvet glove” of the Libra Sun with the fiery Aries Moon has been interesting to watch.  She […]

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By |2019-12-08T08:03:23-05:00July 26th, 2019|Politics|17 Comments