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.
One of my conference speakers @lisa.m.perez was asking about the impact of Mercury Retrograde this month (Nov 2019) and I have to say unlike maybe most people out there, this particular transit is giving me a sense of reprieve rather than fright and fear. It might be because I have Mercury retrograde natally in my chart and because I have a shit ton of planets in my 8th house, the house of Scorpio, so I’m used to the scary stuff and there’s not much that surprises me anymore. What I do feel the important element in this transit is that it will require us to above all else get real and honest. Maybe that will be the solution to dealing with the scary, intense energies and to cutting through the bullshit we are pervaded with in our lives.
Pluto is the ruler of Scorpio, an outer spiritual planet whose energy is atomic and obsessive, and governs good v. evil, the dark side, destruction, violence and of the like. In evolutionary astrology, Pluto is also the Soul that houses our unconscious desires that want to manifest in this life, the path of evolution that we may not be always conscious of but which nevertheless dictates our choices and manifests through Mars, the ego-drive and conscious desires. As Mars transits the later degrees of Libra during the entire Mercury retrograde, we are essentially being directed to take an honest look at how we are or are not manifesting harmony and balance in our lives and this may involve getting real about what our limits are or where we need to take more risks in life.
We have relationships with everything, from the people in our world to the paperwork sitting at our desks. Where do we feel isolated, disconnected, suppressed or over-involved? Where are we tolerating too much bullshit? Are we scared, even petrified, to change? With Mercury’s higher octave Uranus transiting Taurus for the next six years, we need to take a hard look at our finances and the resources we use in our lives. Money, debt and shared resources in partnership is a Scorpio topic so maybe it’s time to take advantage of this transit and reevaluate how these are constructed in your life.
Begin to at least think about a couple adjustments because it’s better to be proactive when the cosmic energies are supportive of such reevaluation and one’s intuition may be indicating so instead of being forced to do it later after a crisis occurs. Uranus is after all the planet of sudden surprises, the lightening bolt that shatters everything so that you become the real you, separate from the status quo. But its’ electric energy also provides those flashes of insight and genius that propel the necessary changes into action.
And if we aren’t getting what we truly need, even after we ask or strive for it, then it’s time to negotiate (Libra). This is how you strike some level of balance and achieve momentary levels of harmony. And let’s become clear about what our needs are, from the physical to the emotional and psychological. Take time to understand what those are because clarity is priceless. If we can’t be clear with ourselves then we can’t be clear with others. From a woman’s point of view, I can’t stress this enough.
Well it seems like I got serious by the end of this post. There is something definitely eerie to this retrograde. But it may be something eerily good if we are aware, probing and passionate, all Scorpio qualities that can easily be harnessed at this time.
Love and Peace ~ Anjali
Venus, the planet of reconciliation and harmonization, began its retrograde motion on Oct 5 at 10°Scorpio and will go direct on Nov 16 at 25°Libra. This is not an easy transit as it asks us to enter spaces that haven’t been grasped yet and to face vague fears as they come up. As we go through this process, emotions and experiences start to congeal into some coherency and understanding, and we are then pulled again to go deeper and integrate along the way. This transit is about exploring unknown spaces and there is great potential to expand the psyche combined with Jupiter’s continued transit in Scorpio.
Scorpio is a sign that wants to get to the heart of the matter, and has very low tolerance for confusion and bullshit. Venus as balancer will slowly help synthesize the reality coming to the surface while Scorpio’s presence won’t let it fall into its tendency of superficializing the reality away and keeping things ‘peaceful’ and ‘nice.’ Venus as natural ruler of Libra also brings relationships and intimacy into focus so issues around control and manipulation can surface internally and/or externally. Where is Venus Retrograding in your chart? This is the area that becomes activated and because this transit works in 8-year cycles, the last time it occurred was in Oct 2010. Are certain matters coming up for you now that were relevant at that time? Mercury’s current transit through Scorpio will also naturally align our thinking around these topics.
As we surrender to the depths, Jupiter’s influence will help us develop new philosophies as well as a view of the bigger picture behind the events in our lives. There is a greater potential to also merge and unify the separated parts within the psyche. Unification (Libra) is the theme underlying all this, also accented by the new moon in Libra on Oct 8. The Full Moon in Taurus on Oct 24 may provide some inspiration as to how we can ground this energy and actually apply it in our lives. Understanding Truth involves realizing what we need to actually become honest about and the journey is by no means an easy process. Scorpio is a fixed water sign so it’s best to just flow with the energy and make necessary adjustments along the way.
You can find another article I wrote in the Holiday Issue of Bodhi Tree Magazine on page 4 at: https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/view/59631242/holiday-2017
Jupiter has now entered the sign of Scorpio for about 13 months, after having been in Libra since Sep 10, 2016. Scorpio is a sign of regeneration and growth, processes that come with varying degrees of death and rebirth, while Jupiter brings expansion and philosophical meaning to our experiences. The house(s) Scorpio covers in your natal chart will indicate which areas in life you will experience this growth.
Opportunities for positive change may become readily available or they may come through crises and drama. Jupiter in Scorpio in essence brings with it a deeper integration of the psyche and a holistic understanding of the self.
Jupiter’s effect on Mars’ transit through Libra from Oct 22 until Dec 10 will be a deepening desire to understand one’s interpersonal and worldly relationships and how they must harmonize and balance. I feel that Jupiter is also beginning to unearth an understanding of the masculine and feminine as both Venus and Mars transit Libra and Scorpio. Saturn’s final square to Chiron in Pisces (Oct 27 – Nov 5) may bring up some remaining hurts and wounds, particularly around the masculine/feminine, as well as a spiritual opportunity to begin healing. A Venus/Uranus opposition on Nov 3 will bring a moment of equilibrium and an opportune moment of integration. It could also trigger internal and external conflict in order for a new equilibrium to occur.