Unfortunately to many astrologers, the current upheavals are not surprising and have been predicted for some time. The Pluto Saturn conjunction in Capricorn in Jan 2020 along with the shift of Uranus solidly into Taurus this last year was portended to bring intense crises in order to facilitate the changes and evolution required by the larger forces of our Universe.
Taurus rules resources, how we handle money, hard work, labor and Uranus is the planet of shocks, rebellion and individuation from the status quo. Thus unexpected events and situations will occur in Taurus areas for the remaining six years of its transit in order for revolution to be realized. Uranus first entered Taurus in May 2018 for six months, retrograded back into Aries, then reentered Taurus in March of 2019. Taurus rules the throat chakra including the neck, thyroid, vocal tract and even the ears so there could be issues in these areas if you are prone. You can wear green, particularly a green gemstone, or copper to stabilize these areas.
For the US, the Uranus transit will affect the health sector and institutions that house people in isolation such as prisons, hospitals, religious and spiritual centers, etc. We can see for instance, how there is a dire shortage of face masks for health care workers who need to protect themselves from covid-19 as well as ventilators for patients and other supplies needed, prompting needed invention and accelerated production by small and large companies around the US. There are also crazy instances of people hoarding supplies and taking advantage of the situation. On the positive side, new ideas will spring up around how to overcome these challenges, specifically by exploring technology. The ultimate spiritual lesson from an evolutionary astrology perspective is to shatter thought forms and delusions that no longer serve us, become detached and objective and create interdependently while respecting each other’s needs and talents.
The 2019 solar and lunar eclipses hit the US Sun, Jupiter and Mercury Retrograde, portending low well-being for some time. The Pluto-Saturn conjunction was a climax point to the pressure building up over the last few years and will continue to unleash after effects. Plutonian topics include those of atomic measure or lacking internal structure such as viruses, bacteria, power dynamics, shared resources, waste and metamorphic processes,. Saturn rules structure, that which is of time and space and the lens through which we each individually understand our world. An incredibly intense transformational energy colliding with solid, systemic structures in various aspects and levels of life can have a wide and unpredictable impact.
It’s interesting that the Full Moon on March 9, 2020 was just three degrees from the US Neptune, highlighting the US Neptune/Mars square. Robert Gover, a renowned journalist and astrologer who researched the US economy over a few centuries, found that historically the triggering of this square aspect has been associated with stock market crashes or panics. Transiting Neptune has been closely approaching this square providing a subtle trigger and will remain in close aspect until February 2022. Despite momentary improvements, there will be dips along the way. Saturn will move into Aquarius, the sign most compatible with Uranus, for the next three years, providing more than ample opportunities brewing underneath the surface to create new, innovative structures that deal positively with finances and that lend themselves to humanitarianism in our world.
The best advice is to make the desired changes in your life proactively, as your intuition tells you to do so and as the opportunity presents itself. Don’t delay your inspiration to change or follow a new path and save some money for a potential crisis. The overall lesson is to create and use resource and talent in innovative, sustainable ways. Modern technology and improvements particularly being developed by the younger generations will be a saving grace and a guiding light in our world. Let’s follow their example. Peace.