Jupiter Pluto Conjunction – Boom!

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More energy for big change today. This is the second of three exact conjunctions of Jupiter and Pluto in 2020 (April 4, June 30 and November 12). This is a major alignment that happens every thirteen years and it is over the second house of the United States, echoing the notable lineup of planets in Capricorn in January which launched this year of great unrest where everything seems in upheaval.

Pluto moves very slowly, so will hover in this area for a long time, dredging up issues that need to be changed both in society and at a personal level. Jupiter brings expansion, for good or bad, but is known as the Great Benefic, usually associated with blessings and protection. This conjunction is in Capricorn, so the focus is on responsibility, maturity and the aged as well as the foundational structures of society. Over the second house of the United States, this conjunction continues the year-long emphasis on values, security and the financial system of the country.

Difficult aspects to other planets and points tells me that there is more upheaval and unrest in our future. Jupiter represents justice and taking the higher road whereas Pluto can be brutal in its quest for power. It is important to act ethically and with integrity now as ruthless or violent behavior will invite retribution.

How does this affect you personally? Look at your natal chart to see what house contains 24 Capricorn. The area of life governed by this house will be the focus.

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The Never Ending Movie

Annular Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Cancer on June 21 at 1:40:04 CST

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It feels like the whole world has gone crazy and we are in a terrible apocalyptic movie that just won’t end. Unfortunately, it looks like there are more frames in the film to be played out.

With the once every 500 year triple conjunction of powerhouse planets Pluto, Saturn and Jupiter extending their influence all year, we are experiencing the tumultuous upturning of everything. Neptune is in the dreaded last ten degrees of Pisces, which promises more deception and illness. And now we have the Solar Eclipse and Mars looming in the near future.  

Eclipses are windows of personal transformation and are keys to predicting world events. It is important to remember that events don’t always occur exactly on or close to the date of the eclipse, but nevertheless, change is ignited through these powerful patterns and the energy can be seen to play out in the months that follow.

Some eclipses are stronger than others and this one is very strong. Eclipses can bring natural disasters and other large scale events.

This eclipse is very similar to the 2001 eclipse that occurred before 9/11.

This eclipse is in Cancer, a sign concerned with the home, family, emotions, safety, and in Mundane Astrology, the homeland and security. Some believe that this eclipse may trigger a new financial upset since it aspects the United States’ Venus (rules money and values) or some type of violence since Mars is heavily involved.

The Sun, Moon and North Node are conjunct during this eclipse, bringing world karma into play. When an eclipse involves the North Node, look for events to happen suddenly. Mars in Pisces squares the eclipse, bringing the possibility for more hostility and attack. Uranus and Neptune are semi square the eclipse, bringing the unexpected and potential for great delusion.

This will be a very confusing time for the populace. Five planets will be retrograde during this eclipse (Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto). As a result, expect revelations, reversals and revisiting of past issues.

To top this off, Mars enters aggressive and assertive Aries just a few days after this eclipse and stays there for an unusually long time, until January 2021.  During this time warrior Mars will be over the 4th house of the United States, indicating law and order issues and possible terrorism. It is retrograde from September 9 to November 13, which is during the US Presidential election. Watch for high emotion and possible violence. When Mars squares Pluto and Saturn in Capricorn, this can trigger changes in government, business and other foundational structures. Mars squares Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto three times this year. This is potentially explosive.

Hysteria in the Homeland

June 5 , 2020 Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius 15:42 at 2:24:55 PM CST

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This is an angry Full Moon. The emotional Moon represents the people in mundane astrology and everyone is fired up and feeling the intensity.

We are living through a period of time that repeats the energy of the Fall of Rome, the Reformation, the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.  

This year we have experienced unbelievable upheaval in our country. COVID-19, sheltering at home, masks, loss of jobs, businesses closed, murder hornets, people arrested for trying to earn money followed by a senseless murder that shocked the world. Peaceful protests were hijacked  by well-organized and obviously orchestrated multi-city anarchist riots, looting and the murder of many innocents. All of this is fomenting anger, fear, suffering and grief.   

How can it get worse?

This is a particularly dangerous Full Moon because of Mars. During this eclipse, the Moon makes a difficult square to the warrior planet. In addition, the Full Moon is opposite Venus retrograde which is not good for those in strained relationships, nor for the United States, as it opposes the country’s Ascendant. In addition, the Sun is conjunct Mars and squares Neptune, signaling continued violence and confusion.

Lunar Eclipses bring the push pull between opposing energies represented by the Sun which is opposite the Moon in the sky. This can be the push pull between work and home, man and woman and in mundane astrology, the government and the people.

And to top it off, Neptune continues its slow passage through Pisces. It is traveling over the 3rd house of the United States, which represents communication and the media.

Neptune brings delusion, confusion and lies and can also bring inspiration and spiritual connection. But it is hard to see the more positive aspects now as Neptune is in the nasty third decan of its travels through Pisces which just happens to be ruled by warrior Mars. Look for more lies and deception and more delusion and violent behavior from the public.

Neptune rules poisons, gas and water, and suicides, among other things, so it is possible that we will be dealing with flooding and many more of these challenges now and until it leaves Pisces at the end of March 2025. Tropical storm Cristobal is forming now in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall on June 5, just in time for the eclipse.

Transiting Uranus is shaking things up for the country as it makes a difficult square to the United States’ Nodes. This has karmic ramifications.

Powerful upheavals continue due to the rare conjunction of three of the solar system’s most powerful planets, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. This very long term conjunction brings major changes in the structures our society is built on and we are witnessing the fracturing of our foundations now. This is turning our financial world upside down as the conjunction is over the 2nd house of money for the United States. The Transiting Nodes are square the Midheaven of the United States, indicating difficult karmic events.

Right now Pluto, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are all retrograde slowing down and intensifying the power for change and making it more internal and individualized.

We have an ominous Solar Eclipse on June 21 followed by Mars entering Aries on June 27 where it will remain an unusually long time until January 7, 2021. During this time it will travel over the 4th house of the United States which represents the homeland, indicating terroristic and aggressive acts in our country.

There’s more of this to come I am afraid.

The Death of George Floyd

On the evening of Monday, May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African American man, appeared to be brutally  murdered by a police officer in a horrific videotaped event in Minneapolis Minnesota. Cities were on fire as the public erupted in outrage. Although there were other facts that eventually became known and muddied the water on what really happened, this event lit a fuse and provided a reason for some to become violent.

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What does this mean for the United States? We can gain some insight by looking at the chart of the United States for that day.

Violence – Mars (rules the police) in deluded Pisces was square Uranus – bringing sudden violent events as well as riots. The square to the Ascendant reflects the shock and revulsion that people felt as they watched the video of this horrific event.. The racial aspect of this event is mirrored in the multiple aspects to Natal Neptune in the 9th house.

Obfuscation – Neptune can obscure the truth and it is interesting that video (also ruled by Neptune) was the instrument through which this fuse was lit. Neptune was is in the dreaded last ten degrees of Pisces, when terrible things can happen.

Karma – The Nodes of the Moon bring karmic events to the world as well as to individuals. On that day, many difficult aspects were in play. The transiting South Node (calamity) was in the first house of the people. The Nodes, which are always exactly opposite one another, were conjunct/opposing Natal Venus (values).

Could it be that this terrible event will somehow transform us?

Outrage – Fanning the flames of the intense human reaction to this horrific event is transiting Neptune. Difficult aspects to Mars and Natal Neptune add to the emotional fervor and outrage.

The People – The people are angry and their response is fiery and powerful now as evidenced by the transiting Moon conjunct Natal Sun. We are seeing this in the fiery words and literal burning of cities.

Government – Transiting Sun conjunct Natal Uranus brings sudden out of the blue and shocking, powerful events that illuminate something important. This death that has caused such turmoil for individuals as well as government shows up in the Transiting Sun (government) square the Moon (people).

Tyranny –  This powerful and truly evil incident is teaching us important lessons, if we can just hear the message. Saturn brings difficult lessons and also represents tyranny and government control. It opposes Mercury, which represents how we thing, our ideas and our prejudices. It is conjunct Pluto, that is a symbol for evil and powerful change. The connection to the karmic North Node shows that this event will have great repercussions.

MediaThe media has been playing this shocking video almost non-stop, it is too painful to watch, yet it is on every platform, forcing us to look . This is reflected in the aspects created by transiting Mercury which conjoin Venus (our values).

Powerful Change – Pluto brings big transformation. Pluto is making connections to change our thinking and increase our compassion. Transiting Pluto is conjunct Pluto, making this a doubly powerful event with the ultimate promise of regeneration at some future point.

Could it be that we are forced to see this so we will embrace compassion for one another?

Karma and COVID….The United States and the Full Moon in Scorpio on May 7, 2020

Will the world recover from COVID-19? Will China be held responsible? Will they be prevented from buying up the U.S.? What about our debt to China? Can we believe anything the media tells us? What’s REALLY going on?

You can be sure that there is more to unfold as the wheel of karma turns. Here’s how the upcoming Full Moon lines up with the birth chart of the United States.

At this Full Moon, transiting warrior Mars is conjunct the Natal Moon of the United States in the 3rd house of transportation, communication and the media. In Mundane Astrology the Moon represents public opinion and the people. This indicates there could be disruption or anger related to transportation, communications and yes, the media. What does this mean? People are already mad about the lies they are being told by the mainstream press. This anger is likely to grow along with frustrations about continued restrictions on travel and freedom of movement.

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The Transiting Jupiter/Pluto powerhouse union connects with Natal Pluto in the 2nd house of money, the economy and ability to buy and sell. Transiting Saturn is within 5 degrees of the karmic Natal South Node in Aquarius in the same place! It opposes the Natal North Node in Leo in the 8th house of national debt, death, insurance and social security. In addition, Transiting Pluto is exactly opposite Natal Mercury in the 8th house. Saturn brings restrictions and don’t forget Uranus is still in Taurus over the 5th house of the U.S. which rules the stock market, causing erratic shakeups in finances.

Again, expect turmoil, revelations and big happenings that affect our ability to buy and sell, that change how we think, how we communicate and how we get around. Even Amazon has delayed non-essential items, meat shortages are here and we are limited in how much we can buy of many things. Look for young people to be in the limelight in some way, perhaps flouting social distancing orders or partying or protesting?

The corrupt secrets that have been hidden for so long are now being revealed. Some of these secrets are exhausting to think about, disheartening and some are truly horrifying. Deception is now becoming obvious to many and as Mars moves toward Neptune more secrets will be revealed, worldwide. Here are just a few examples:

  • Recent Wikileaks data dump of all files on April 22, 2020
  • It looks like past security advisor and 3 Star U.S. Army General Michael Flynn was targeted by the FBI and James Comey in a travesty of justice.
  • More and more information is coming out about abused and missing children and pedophile rings that span the globe.
  • The horrific harvesting of organs from living people in China with over 60,000 members of the peaceful Falun Gong movement murdered for money.

The Transiting karmic Nodes have just entered Gemini and Sagittarius where they will make their journey for the next 18 ½ months. The North Node is in Gemini over the 7th house of opponents, war and peace and foreign relations and the South Node is over the 1st house of the country and its citizens. The close connection to militant Natal Mars and transiting financial Venus may indicate increasing conflict with our opponents regarding the financial impact of COVID-19.   People will be searching for the Truth.

COVID-19 and Neptune

Neptune rules poisonous illness and is over the 3rd house of the media and opposing Natal Neptune in the 9th house of foreigners. In Virgo, this has to do with health issues. COVID-19 and its foreign source. Neptune over the 3rd house indicates LIES and DECEPTION will continue along with alarming increases in suicide.

Licking Toilet Seats – Full Moon in Scorpio May 7th at 5:45 AM CST

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Will the Internet go down? Will people wake up and stop watching the mainstream news? Maybe so, since there is a difficult square between militant Mars and Mercury. This means there can be aggression and conflict or disruption of communications. The media will come under increased criticism for its failure to report the facts, and thanks to Neptune will likely continue their deceptive ways. Will people go to alternative sources to find out what’s going on? Will the stock market continue the wild bull-ride of Uranus in Taurus? These are all possibilities.

The Sun and Moon are exactly opposite from one another, the Sun at 17 Taurus and the Moon at 17 Scorpio during this full Moon. Just as these luminaries are opposite in the sky, the Full Moon signals a push pull between the masculine and feminine, the ego and the heart, the mind and the emotions.  The Moon is in deeply and often painfully emotional Scorpio, which is ruled by treacherous Pluto. Mercury conjunct the Sun and opposing the Moon signals conflict about thinking and communicating.

What will happen to health care in the United States? What about businesses that have been closed and people who are out of work? What about banks? Will people go back to school or will we continue the virtual classrooms? Will we every get back to normal? The answer is NO, things will never go back to the way they were in 2019. But maybe that will be a good thing once we have made it through the gauntlet brought about by the ominous stellium of planets in Capricorn beginning in early January.

Remember, Uranus is still in Taurus, working to shake things up until April 2026. Uranus continues the difficult square between the Saturn/Jupiter conjunction signaling more shakeups to our foundational structures. Pluto maintains its close connection to the Jupiter/Saturn union, making this a painfully disruptive continuation of what we have already experienced since the lineup of planets in Capricorn launched the new year in January.

Pluto rules excretion, so it’s no surprise that our youth are licking toilet seats and partying by the ocean as Neptune rules the ocean, poisons, drugs and alcohol.

Neptune is square Venus, making it difficult to see what the truth is. Remember that Neptune can confuse and delude. It rules water and oil and can herald pandemics. Venus rules what we value as well as money. As a result, these cloudy issues and confusion will persist for a while. But as Mars moves toward Neptune, what has been covered up will be revealed about many hidden and corrupt agendas, including COVID-19.

All this change can feel overwhelming, but it is necessary to clear the way for a new more humanitarian way of being that will begin to emerge with the Jupiter Saturn conjunction on December 21 this year. Expect more ups and downs and disturbing news and events until the Fall, when things should lighten up. Ketu or the North Node will leave the Nakshatra Mula, the Nakshatra of destruction on September 19, 2020. It is interesting that Mula helps destroy illusions and reveals the truth for good or bad.

On a positive note, Neptune makes positive connections to the Sun, Moon and Mercury, softening the impact of these more difficult influences.

Ominous Times? New Moon April 22, 2020 at 9:25 PM CST

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Unfortunately, this New Moon warns of potentially devastating events. The combined power of the Sun, Moon and erratic Uranus are all together in Taurus, which rules the earth and money.

Uranus shakes things up and can bring unexpected and shocking events which can be beneficial or difficult. However, the New Moon square to Saturn makes this shakeup potentially ominous as Saturn brings restrictions. Saturn in Aquarius can indicate control over humanity as evidenced by the on-going COVID-19 lock down.

Expect upsets regarding the earth, finances and the public.

The huge energies of the powerhouse planets of Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are still in play from early January and will continue to exert their combined influence throughout 2020. Saturn has moved into Aquarius but will go back into Capricorn, adding its energy to the ongoing transformation of old establishment institutions. Everything is changing, and already we see this unfolding through the pandemic and the change is worldwide.

Saturn restricts and Jupiter expands whatever is happening for good or bad. Pluto transforms, often painfully, and can dredge up hidden things. Expect to hear more dark secrets revealed throughout the year.

Neptune, which is associated with pandemics, water, oil, and delusion makes a difficult square to Venus, which rules money. The price of oil has reached a historic low and Congress has spent trillions on unexpected bailout and other pandemic related expenses. Millions of Americans are now out of work.

In the United States Sibley Chart, shown below, the New Moon conjunction with Uranus is over the 5th house of the stock market. Transiting Uranus and the New Moon are square the U.S.’ North Node in the 8th house of death, indicating unexpected karmic loss. The Jupiter, Pluto, Saturn conjunction is over the second house of money. The financial health of the U.S. and the world will be an ongoing issue.

Transiting Neptune is squared the U.S. Mars in Gemini in the 7th house of opponents. This energy indicates continued rising tensions with China, and today’s conflict with Iranian ships.  

Transiting Neptune is opposite the U.S. natal Neptune, signaling a time for people to come together rather than remain apart. Empathy for others is growing and the United States’ Neptune in Virgo shows it is all about healing. There is growing compassion for those suffering from the virus or from the social effects both here and around the world. In the 9th house, this indicates government contributions to healing. Today, the U.S. Senate passed the $500bn small-business aid package.

The New Moon signals a good time for new beginnings and is usually auspicious for launching a new idea or project. However, this New Moon has some very difficult energies in play. Hopefully, the more positive aspects of the transiting Sun, Moon and Uranus to the United States’ Venus and Jupiter will soften and reduce the more dangerous elements of this time.

In the Vortex of Change

March 7, 2020 Super Full Moon in Libra at 9:35 PM CST

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The Super Full Moon on Tuesday, March 7, 2020 will be very powerful, adding to the monumental energies we have already experienced this year. This will be the largest Super Full Moon of 2020, when the moon will be the closest to the earth of any full moon this year.

Two powerful planets, aggressive Mars paired up with serious and restrictive Saturn are both squaring unstable Uranus. Look for big explosive, restrictive and unexpected events. In addition, the Full Moon squares the very strong Jupiter Pluto conjunction. This lineup of heavy hitter planets together with the biggest Super Full Moon of the year results in big energy and big emotion!

Full Moons are about our emotions and around the world people are feeling anger, grief, despair, confusion, uncertainty and depression; some are hopeless and see no path forward out of their great loss. Thankfully we are now getting a few breaths of Aquarius energy which will lighten our experience, bring hope and more positivity.

The Full Moon in Libra calls for emotional balance, harmony and justice and is exactly opposite the Sun in warlike Aries. There is a push pull between the need to calm the emotions, represented by the Moon, and the desire for courageous action, represented by the Sun.

As mentioned earlier, this Full Moon squares the powerful Jupiter Pluto conjunction, releasing more energy for big and permanent change.

Jupiter and Pluto are conjunct three times this year at about the same location in Capricorn, most recently on April 4 and in the future on June 30 and November 12.  Pluto represents the power behind the power, and can result in often painful transformation, and the dredging up of secrets that must be brought out into the light of day.  Jupiter brings expansion and the desire for freedom and truth. Jupiter is the Great Benefic, ultimately providing protection against the ruthless but necessary transformation of the Great Malefic, Pluto.

Thankfully both Mars and Saturn are now in humanitarian Aquarius, making us think more about each other and what is best for all. There is a yearning for freedom and justice that comes with Aquarius as well as a desire to build and a vision for the future.

It is important to note that Mars, the Moon and Mercury often act as triggers for world events. With Mars square Uranus we could see aggression and rebellion, especially against any type of tyranny. Uranus always brings the unexpected and in Taurus can continue to shake up the earth as well as the financial world.

The Saturn Jupiter conjunction in January seems to have initiated this tsunami of big change we have been experiencing.  Saturn Jupiter conjunctions often herald the falling of kings, especially those that enslave others.

The United States’ Chart and the Super Moon

Using the Sibley Chart for the United States, July 4, 1776 at 5:10 PM in Philadelphia, PA and looking at the transits of the SuperMoon on April 7, there are some interesting aspects to consider:

  • Transiting Moon is square natal Sun (the President and the government)  and conjunct Natal Saturn (the elderly and conservatism) in Libra in the 10th house – signals that Feelings are high and the President and the elderly want truth, harmony and justice.
  • Transiting Mercury (communication and commerce) opposes natal Neptune (socialism and drugs, poisons) in Virgo in the 9th house (foreigners, legal system religious organizations) – communication about the pandemic and foreigners; the truth is obscured
  • Transiting Mars conjunct natal South Node in 2nd house & oppose natal North Node in 8th house– karma, something from the past must be released in order to move forward to lead from the heart, economy, social security and finances are being activated
  • Transiting Mars (Conflict, initiating energy) and Venus (arts, finances) are trine the Midheaven – positive energy for moving forward and finding peace and harmony
  • Transiting Saturn (elderly), Jupiter (Clergy, high courts) and Pluto (nuclear power, terrorism, upheaval of governments, powerful elite) oppose natal Mercury in 8th house of national debt, mortality rates, insurance and social security and conjunct natal Pluto (2nd house) – Issues around the elderly, involving the clergy and high courts and possible terrorist or power behind the power revelations. Secrets must come out. Economy should improve.
  • Transiting Uranus is over the 5th house of the stock market and square to North Node (karma) but positive aspects to Venus and Jupiter – stock market will be erratic all year, expect unruly events


It is true that our world is already vastly different than it was just a few months ago. The year has just begun and the changes have just started. We are experiencing the beginning of the Great Awakening with Uranus (ruling Aquarius) shaking things up and snapping us out of our trances. We may feel confused, lost or afraid of the unknown that lies ahead.  We are headed into a new way of being and we are now in the midst of the whirlwind of change.

It is important to pull up from the lower emotions and listen to the message of the Libra Full Moon. Find harmony, balance and center yourself during this transformative time. Just as the health care workers, truckers and others who are working hard to keep all of us going, you can do your part to help humanity by raising your consciousness through prayer, meditation and love. Walk in nature, appreciate your loved ones, listen to or create music. Participate in a group meditation or prayer chain – many are available online. Come out of fear into a place of harmony. As you do so, you raise the energy of the whole and provide a sense of calm and comfort for those who are suffering.

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Karma and the Astrology of the Current Time

As many of you may know, I am a student of both Western and Vedic Astrology. There are many similarities but also vast differences between the two approaches. In both systems, the Nodes of the Moon are very significant. They are the harbingers of cultural change on the world stage and reveal our fate, destiny and karmic path.  

Perilous Times Ahead

Between February 11, 2020 and April 21, 2020, there is great danger and possibility for treacherous events. This is due to two perilous Nakshatras that are occupied by the karmic Nodes. Rahu moved into Ardra on September 27, 2019 and remains there until April 21, 2020. Ketu moved into Mula on February 11, 2020 and remains there until September 19, 2020. So from February 11, 2020 until April 21, 2020, both Nodes will be in these difficult and dangerous Nakshatras, full of pain and suffering. As Mars and other planets make connections, energy can be activated.

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Unique to Vedic astrology, the very ancient Nakshatra system is similar to the signs of the zodiac, but smaller divisions of the 360 degree wheel which provide precise insight into the energy of the time. They are derived from the constellations and fixed stars. They indicate how life may flow as planets and points move into and out of these subsections. Each Nakshatra has a ruling planet and a symbol.

What are these two Difficult Nakshatras?

Ardra is ruled by the storm god Rudra, bringing destruction, emotional upheaval, natural disasters and sickness. This is the dark night of the soul and there is much suffering and sadness. This destruction paves the way for a new dawn after the calamity. The symbol is a teardrop.

Mula is ruled by Nirrti, the goddess of dissolution and destruction whose wild dance destroys illusions and helps us see reality, for good or bad. The symbol is a bunch of roots.

Historically, when Rahu and Ketu are in these Nakshatras, something massive and shocking occurs for the United States as they especially activate the natal chart for our country. It takes 18 ½ years for Rahu and Ketu to go around the zodiac, so every 18 ½ years, they return to this hazardous place. Here are some examples of difficulties associated with these Nakshatras:

  • 2001 – 9/11
  • 1981 – AIDS virus
  • 1964 – War authorized against North Vietnam
  • 1945 – WW2 and the bombing of Hiroshima & Nagasaki

The big picture view of what we are experiencing now is truly monumental, massive and world changing. There are many more powerful aspects to come this year in both Vedic and Western systems, which I will share in posts to come.

Remember the greatest power of all is love and it is important to share love and compassion with one another now, more than ever. Stay centered and do not feed the fear as we go through these big changes together. In the end, our world will be very different once this transformation has been completed. The dark night is necessary before we see the dawn of the new day that lies before us.  

Update on the U.S. Economy and COVID-19

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2020 will certainly be one of those years that goes down in history. If you are alive on planet earth, you have chosen to be here at this very disruptive yet transformative time. So relax the best you can, remain calm and make an effort to stay positive – try not to feed into the panic and negativity that is now whirling around these topics.

It continues to amaze me how accurately Astrology explains things, be it an individual, a country, a question or event. To quote Hermes, “As above, so below, as within, so without, as the universe, so the soul…” 

Here are some fascinating indicators that reflect our current experience. I am using the Sibley Chart for the United States.

  • Money and the Stock Market – Transiting Uranus in Taurus (Taurus rules money and Uranus brings shake-ups) conjunct transiting Venus (money) over the United States’  5th house of speculation, stock market and the feelings of the public.
  • Karmic Events – Transiting Uranus and Venus are square the US Nodes (8th house of death and 2nd house of Money), signaling karmic events. The transiting Nodes (karma) are connecting to the US’ Venus (money and values) and Jupiter (expansion, for good or ill).
  • The Public – The transiting Moon (emotions) in Libra (justice) is passing over the 10th house of the public and conjunct the US’ Saturn (restrictions, lessons and the aged).
  • Business, Money and Big Change – Four powerful planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto) are lined up in Capricorn (business, institutions and the aged) over the 2nd house of the United States’ money. Transiting Saturn which brings restrictions and lessons along with transiting Pluto which brings powerful change and sometimes destruction are conjunct the United States’ Pluto. Saturn and Pluto move slowly, so this effect is in play for most of the year.
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  • Need for Healing – Transiting Chiron (representing wounds) is going over the US’ 4th house of the homeland.
  • Disease, Hysteria and Foreigners – Transiting Sun and Neptune in Pisces are conjunct  and oppose the United States’ Neptune in Virgo bringing disease related to poisons, along with hysteria, delusion. In the 9th house, this indicates foreigners and the country’s relationship with other countries.

Remain calm, strap in and get ready for a year-long ride through a quite tumultuous time. Use the higher octave of this Pisces energy to make and sustain a strong connection to your Divine Source. Remember, all of this change is necessary to prepare the way for new potential. This is the tilling of the soil which will nurture the new seeds of the future.