2022 is here, now what?

Pluto Return for the United States

We are in the midst of the US Pluto Return, barreling toward the exact aspect in February 2022. The impact will likely go on for some time, at least until 2024 but with Eris involved, could extend even further.

Everything old and trusted is being tested and turned upside down. This is worldwide, not just in the United States. Corruption is being exposed in every corner of society. Any abuse of power will be revealed.

Pluto is the master at dredging up what has been hidden and bringing it to the light of day. Pluto is the Great Destroyer and the Great Regenerator as well. We are preparing for something better to come.

As a country, we are at that moment in history that so many empires have faced before. We became an empire after WWII when Britain fell from this position during their Pluto Return. Most empires last about 250 years which coincides with Pluto’s slow movement around the zodiac. When an empire experiences their Pluto return they are either transformed or destroyed. Rome lived through two Pluto Returns but was destroyed at the second one.

There are other important aspects in 2022 that promise an interesting year. Get your popcorn and strap in!

A quick review of major energies in play….2020 and The Great Chronocrator

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The timekeepers of the zodiac, Saturn and Jupiter, come together about every 20 years, beginning a new cycle of time. This has been studied throughout the ages and has been found to herald important cultural changes.

The December 2020 conjunction was significant because these planetary giants moved from the heavy Capricorn earth energy into the revolutionary air sign Aquarius. Jupiter and Saturn have an 800 year cycle and spend about 200 years in each element. There was a brief foray into air between 1981 and 2000 and then a return to earth. This conjunction signifies a big change as they have now moved into air where they will remain until December 20, 2159 when they move into water at 7 Scorpio.

What can we expect?

2020 and 2021 have been exhausting for the world. This was launched by the powerful lineup of planets in heavy Capricorn on January 12, 2020. At that time, Saturn, Pluto, Sun and Mercury were all together in Capricorn, heralding big change to the institutional foundations of our world.

Pluto plows up the fields to prepare for the new planting, and in doing so, dredges up long-buried secrets and turns everything upside down. Pluto continues this major and permanent transformation until November 2024 when it finally moves into Aquarius.

What do we know about Aquarius?

My apologies to all Aquarians who may read this. The following description is not personal but more about what Aquarius represents on a global scale.

We know Aquarius is all about the mind. But it can also be radical, fanatical and revolutionary. Aquarius can be distant and aloof, better with groups than with the individual. Aquarius is visionary, values the intellect above all and is forward thinking, concerned about what is best for society rather than the individual. It is humanitarian, eccentric, the inventor, the thinker, coming up with crazy new ideas which will eventually become accepted with the passage of time.

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What does this mean for us?

Things should speed up. Capricorn has been slow, heavy and serious and now we move into faster-moving airy Aquarius. Expect to see an increase in altruism, inventions and innovations. Things we can’t imagine now will be developed.

There may be an increase in revolutionary and fanatical behavior. The strong focus on the physical, which has been in place for the past 200 years, should now begin to diminish and we will be more concerned about our thoughts and energetic connections. We may look to the skies for space travel and consider the possibility of alien life. Since Aquarius is air, everything about air will be emphasized, air travel even the air we breathe. But what about Saturn in Aquarius? Expect more restrictions and lock downs from authority figures.

Saturn Square Uranus – Clash of the Giants

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Restrictive time-keeper Saturn in Aquarius was conjunct erratic Uranus in Taurus three times in 2021, creating the opportunity for more change. In reality, the energy of this powerful square is in effect all year. This continues in 2022.

While Uranus stays in earthy Taurus until 2026, it continues to shake things up. Taurus rules money among other things, so expect changes to continue in the banking and monetary sector. Also, Uranus in Taurus can bring breakthroughs in medicine. It can also bring increased storms, volcanoes and earthquakes, literally shaking the earth. Uranus is another one of the generational planets and works to transform the old guard to bring in a new approach where the potential of humanity can be more fully expressed.

The square brings tension between two different ways of operating in the world. The ancient ruler of Aquarius is Saturn, the serious monarch of tradition, restriction, institutions, the aged and responsibility. Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius, with an emphasis on the unconventional and all things Aquarius discussed above. Considering the see-saw between these two will give us some idea of what to expect.

Uranus in TaurusSaturn in Aquarius
Emphasis on home and natureEmphasis on community, technology & innovation
Slower pace, enjoying simple pleasuresFaster, speeding up thought and connections
New forms of currency and bankingTraditional money, banking and institutions
Inventive approaches to nature, food production and anything physicalTechnological inventions that bring structure to large groups of people
Innovations in healingTraditional approach to medicine but with new inventions and integration of mind and energy approaches
Earth changes that may be disruptiveEmphasis on what the collective should do
Individual freedomAuthoritarian control measures “for the good of the community”
Freedom of speechCancel culture, restricted speech
Emphasis on the past and changing the old guardVisionary with sense of duty

More to come…