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.

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.

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.