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?

October 2019 – It’s Intense!

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Are you feeling the intensity in the air? Do people seem out of control and irrational? Are tempers flaring and has patience gone out the window?

You can blame Pluto and Scorpio which are involved in the sometimes painful transformation we are all experiencing.  On a positive note, Scorpio brings focus and the ability to work relentlessly to achieve a goal. Something you can take advantage of this month. However, be aware that Scorpio can also be obsessive and treacherous.

Pluto is about big power. It rules the powerful often hidden puppet masters of the world. It also rules, among many other things, sexuality, transformation, investigation, television, radioactivity, regeneration, treason, terrorism and revolution.

This month, Mars in Libra squares the Nodes of the Moon (October 21, 2019), making this a time when we might feel more aggressive and explosive. Libra emphasizes justice and legal activities. Expect to continue to hear revelations of hidden criminality as this transformative energy unfolds.

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Let go of fear, remember that Pluto brings necessary change to clear the way for positive new growth.

A Call for Compassion

The world’s North Node in Cancer is calling humanity to be more loving and compassionate, to nurture rather than control and to operate from the heart. The South Node in Capricorn reminds us we must take responsibility for our actions and operate from a solid foundation.

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We are now leaving the old controlling and domineering ways of the past behind. This is a global call to all who live on this earth, to evolve into a more heart centered way of being.

The Very Important Nodes of Destiny

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When the Nodes of the Moon move into a new sign in the sky, society, governments, businesses and each individual is impacted on the globe.

The energy of the time changes and we are called as a people to aspire to a new direction.

Nodes in Cancer and Capricorn

The Nodes moved into Cancer and Capricorn on November 6, 2018, calling us to move away from the rigid and controlling all business Capricorn way of being to a more heart centered and nurturing Cancer approach.

We should incorporate all the wisdom of Capricorn to effectively express the more humanitarian and loving Cancer energy in the world. This calls us to care for each other, all living things and the Earth as a loving mother would.

Exactly how the nodal position of the time affects each individual will depend on the location and aspects formed with the natal and progressed charts.

Your Unique Path

In the Natal chart, the Nodes of the Moon hold a tremendous amount of important information and guidance regarding your path in this life, your challenges and your talents. The Nodes are  calculated points reflecting when the path of the Moon crosses the Sun’s path as they travel in the heavens. They are always exactly opposite from one another. You could study just these points to discover incredible insights into your personal destiny.

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South Node – Rahu – Head of the Dragon

The South Node represents what you have mastered in the past, what is comfortable and easy, as well as the challenges and gifts brought from previous lifetimes to help as you grow in a new direction. The house and sign of the South Node will show where you may fall back and coast, because it is sometimes scary to move in the new direction and after all, you already know how to do the South Node stuff, and you can do it well, so you may just do that and ignore the Soul’s yearning for the new adventure.

Because the South Node talents have been mastered in the past, Rahu can bring great achievement and success – often eventually resulting in loss, forcing you to move in the new direction you were meant to follow but were ignoring.

North Node – Ketu – Tail of the Dragon

The North Node represents your life’s goals, karmic path, the lessons you are here to learn and the new energy you are urged to express and master. Where Ketu resides will always be an area where you experience feelings of lack or disappointment. This feeling of disappointment is meant to encourage you to courageously take on the new way of being.

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Push Pull of the Nodes

The Nodes do their work in your life by stirring up your ambitions and at the same time pulling you towards spiritual transformation. The Head of the Dragon provides the nourishment (talents, abilities, wisdom) gathered from past experiences that feeds the Tail of the Dragon as you move through your life. If you fail to go in the new direction, you will feel the dissatisfaction at a very deep level.

If you want to learn more about how the Nodes impact your life, contact me for an astrological consultation.