You might just spit out the the truth you’ve been keeping silent under your tongue in a long attempt to prop up your status quo. You may or may not even like that status quo but the unknown alternatives keep you trying to support the support you’ve been supporting for support.

Ah, now there is there thing. You may have to piece that out to really understand what you are doing. Its a good day to untangle knots of thought, communication, and idea. However, once loose of the knot, those threads can easily tangle again, so go slow when you want go fast. Be methodical and take notes.

This transit is momentary. The undercurrents of the Pluto/Saturn conjunction (still at 23 and 25 Cap) are strong and pulling even as they separate. That status quo is an ongoing pull between the rules we have chosen to live by, and the not yet seen new options, but felt deep in our bones and psyche. Today Mercury and Uranus conspire in the depths to discuss those options. I don’t know if today is the day you toss the towel in the air and walk your talk your way, or if you do the Piscean swim, continue circling from both directions at once. Just take the moment to know what you are choosing. You don’t have to change anything right now, but you can. The medicine is owning your choices, your words, your doings.

On Politics: The spin right now is nonstop, Just don’t even. Go sit in nature, listen to the buzz that is happening there. Its way more interesting than the 4th Estate. Trump wants bread and circuses (the life blood of the Rome as it fell). Peolsi even upped him on that though. You don’t have to like to appreciate her ability to one up him over and over again. Notice that the Senate will vote next week to convict or dismiss, as the gap between Pluto and Saturn grows. Not until April can we expect Justice to come into the room when Jupiter conjoins Pluto at 24 Cap. 

 

We start the year off with the old year lingering. We’ve got the 5 planets
in Cap, the stellium is live and happening now, the conjunction tightens as we approach its exact point on January 12, 2020.

What we know: The totalitarian state is on the rise. Its ugh-ly out there folks. The infamous Oppressors are real, and are on the attack. Imperfect as they were, the successes of the last century are disappearing, failing. Judges collude with the defense. Comeuppance has left the room. At the Lofty Heights and Deep Below, Pluto is all brag about the bad guys. No one pays for their sins at this party. Saturn has fallen into the gutter with the King. Law has lost its virtue and so is no more.

What is coming: January 12, 2020. This transit is a one shot deal. Saturn will not retrograde over Pluto after this pass, as so many outer planet conjunctions offer. So, no ‘Third time’s a charm,’ Magic to play with, to practice over and have that third connect give you the ah-ha moment you’ve earned.

This time, this one, whether we feel it on the 12th or it just ripples out in a slow earthy way throughout the year, will change us. As if the last decade hasn’t. Wink. You know that was all just prep, right? Whether 2020 takes us to the streets or the big sigh of relief as democracy prevails through easier methods, the work is real. Change is necessary, but hard. You know this personally. Collectively its personal squared, times five-something billion. So yeah, hard work ahead. Bring hard hat, tools, and your best sense of humor.

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Do you ask yourself what its like to live under a dictator? This is Saturn in Cap, educator and inquiring mind, turned to politics.

Pluto looks back deftly and a little too darkly, “Let me show you.”

They are both wily old goats prancing deftly from peak to peak. Too smart for their own good, or the even the more slippery Mer-Goat swimming away fast. Politic and Law are like that right now. These are slippery times. For all the Capricorn earth influences, water has a (un)fair hand in this too.

Watch yourselves. Be smarter than those around you, to everyone’s betterment. Words and Deeds matter. Make them matter to you, cause that is where the buck stops. Open minds and firm boundaries are a peak of practice.

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So here’s the good news that I don’t see anyone talking about, on January 11, 2020, Uranus goes direct, making all the planets direct for a month. In Feb and March Mercury does its retro, but after that, we get two more months of every planet direct. We haven’t had that in a long time. I’ve been watching. We’ve slogged through the last years under collective retrogrades. With only short respites of all planets direct.

2020 just might be the old rich white patrician’s final stand. Let us not forget that Jupiter is also transiting Capricorn. As things progress through Spring into Summer, Jupiter and Saturn go retro again, going over the last months ground. Which is good. Jupiter and Saturn. Justice and the Lord of Time really don’t like to be messed with. It’s true their sense of SELF has waned in the last years, who reads philosophy in high school anymore? You cannot steal from time and the Earth is still Mother of us all. Justice will catch up. For all that I’m not sure we see a change in much this year. Leave it to say Law and Justice each have their day and land into history.

By September, the outer planets are back in retrograde and the future is being decided. Yikes! doesn’t take an astrologer to tell you that. On November 3, 2020, election day in the states, Mercury stations direct. Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto are all direct, implying that they have had their say. Justice and the Law have played their parts and are no longer driving the show. Uranus, Neptune and Mars remain retro. It’s up to the people. Can the majority see through the haze and blur, hear over the white noise of political drone and see what is the common good? Can we understand the Common Good to include our neighbor as well as ourselves?

A year from now on Solstice Night 2020, Jupiter and Saturn take hands at 0 degree Aquarius. This is hope, the long vision of Justice and the Beauty of Time.

 

 

New Moon in Sagittarius


Make an arrow of what you most desire, long for, where and how you want the world, your world, the world around you, the greater world, to be a year from now. Vision it. Go wild. Dream big. Its Sagittarius we are talking here! Use all the things at your disposal


Your sadness, your fury, your love, your hope, your amazing imagination, your willingness to grow, your breath, your voice, the energy of crafting, the energy of the earth. Its all been swirling and percolating these long months of 2019. Now is not the time to hold back.


Gather it all up, together or piece by piece, and and craft yourself one fine arrow made of will/desire/hope.


Whether you know it or not, you’ve got a good strong, well strung, bow right there at your side. Its made of all the success your walked into and through. Own it. Reach for it. Place that arrow and fire that baby into the next year, the time past elections however they may go, the time when work is revealed and known.


And see it go, firey and bright, dark and secret. See it disappearing past the known world, into the future, the place of possibility.
Blessed be.


This is a fast moment in time. Love and Weird are in the air. Leo and Aquarius – a dynamic duo of glamour and geek. Its a force for good to love what the overculture denigrates. Get it on. Love your inner Freak and taste freedom in your bones. Be kind and gracious and goofy. Don’t fight it, The back drop of these days, times, are none of those. You can be a counter force to cruelty. Be courageous when you don’t feel brave. It wouldn’t be courage if it felt safe and easy.

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Its simple but very real. We all have OPINIONS about the last few days. You can already hear them echoing in repetition. The Libra moon will bring critical thinking into play, showing us the work is not the opinion itself but the unpacking of the opinion. Merc and Plu are in Capricorn, so yes, the halls of power will equally echo in repetition. May Libra moon allow the wise to prevail. Uranus stations retrograde today, Jupiter stations direct, maybe something will change as these two planets revisit their positions of the last 7 and 3 three months respectively. Uranus turned retrograde in the first week of January, so you can see what I mean when I say we have a lot ground to go back over, politically as well as personally.


Love Fest in Leo while guns blaze and bodies fall. Can we be both, devastated and lifted up by the simple joy of living? Can death remind us life is the only way for change? Or do we get lost in the unraveling, following slick trails of grief into despair, losing love as we slide. There is a real pull towards the latter right now. Those young men with guns have lost themselves to it, taking as many as they can as they go. Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, even Chiron in its way, work a spell of horror on the USA, as dirty sheets are pulled back, showing decades of corruption and evil intent.

Right now the antidote is Leo. Venus, Sun, Mars all together, heightened by each other. Love more. Feel more. Express more. Gather and celebrate the Sun even as the shadows grow close. Cry on one another shoulders. Laugh in each other’s arms. Celebrate each other as you are, the most imperfect-prefect you now, in this moment. So much learned, so much more to know. The times are dark. The Summer is high. Take in your first fruits to store for the early dark.

Why is a sun oppose Saturn hard? Personality, who you are, staring what must be known, owned, in the face. Plus its eclipse season. That’s why it’s hard. Right now Saturn and our home star are staring each other down in Cap and Cancer. Its tense, even if you are out of the direct lines of fire. The squares to Libra and Aries are probably more difficult than the opposition. For some it comes from authority figures, teachers, bosses. For others, add the voices of the inner critic, the higher power, common sense.  

Its only for one day but the next step is Sun oppose Pluto (7/14). In some cases, wake up calls come too late. Anything needing to go underground, if it’s not already on the compost, is suddenly there. Hard lessons land. I’m hearing a blitz of subpoenas are coming for the admin. Perhaps that’s a perfect analogy for this week.

Here is a trick though, sometimes improvement means doing less, not more. Also do not go digging around in your compost heap trying to resurrect that which/whose time has passed.

When in doubt practice gratitude for what stays.

Be as kind as you are brave. Be as brave as you are kind. Note tenderness. Note fortitude. Invoke air if your thoughts are stuck in loops. Drink water. Sing if you are alone. Laugh if you are with friends.

This is a week of emotions, and exclamations. A lot is happening in water and fire signs so life is full of feelings and expression. Heavy hitters, Saturn, Uranus and Pluto are all in earth signs for the long haul. Grounding? Um… I wish? Try startling, like an earthquake. Or entrenched like the GOP. The Moon is the only player bringing air to the table on the 10th & 11th in Libra. So take a deep breath on Wed & Thurs as we dive straight into the depths of Scorpio on Friday. Like I said it’s a feeling week.

The North Node, the work that needs to be done to overcome karma, blindspots, inherited privilege, all of our personal and collective ‘stuff,’ in Cancer is ready for the nurturing that brings healing. Saturn, the ability by which we can harness the work to study, learn, and thereby lead, in Capricorn says this is the work before us but won’t get out of its own way. Gentleness and nurturing might feel far away, they are mysteries that are hard to explore. Vulnerability might feel too dangerous, but sharp edges aren’t gonna help either.

It’s not easy with Jupiter retro in Sag making all kinds of slip ups. Neptune in Pisces squares Jupiter and best intentions may burn up in the face of reality. The real star of the next three weeks, Mercury is also in retro. It is passing through the beginning of Leo, hitting Mars on 7/14, probably with some sort of Leoine bang! On 7/18 it slips back into Cancer so feeling gets easier but communicating needs might be harder. (See vulnerability comment above.)

All of these retros are the learnings coming at you, fast or slow. You might fall off the trajectory of selfcare this week. You might need to reschedule what you thought would come easy. You might be mad about all the things that cause disruption in your day to day. Yep. The first step in selfcare is catching the moment when you can change your thoughts, repattern your thinking. Its all a practice. Be joyful in your small successes, and patient with yourself, and others, when plans change.

Solar Eclipse in Cancer. Right now its all pointing to or circling around the North Node in Caner. How are you at doing YOU? You get a few days to ponder that and then three weeks to review life for any course corrections, which can begin in earnest after August 7.

Don’t sell yourself short. Take yourself wide. Reach to grow. You deserve you at the highest, best level of YOU. Call it Godd self. Call it higher power. Call it authenticity. I really don’t care what you call it as long as you do the work to know yourself.

New Moon in Gemini

Everyone has dreams. Conservatives have dreams. Liberals have dreams. All the IDs in between and beyond have dreams. They speak to our lack, and our ability. So, what are your dreams? For you, for your community, for your state (such as it is), for this planet? Write them down. Journal about your gifts and challenges. Know where you want to grow. Know what you want to leave behind, compost. Let this be the To-Do List underneath your daily to-do’s.

We are at the front edge of our creative/destructive patterns.  The planets are set up in an interesting pyramid shape. Neptune in Pisces (the big Dreamer is dreaming big) leads the way, the point of the arrowhead. Pluto-R and Saturn (in Cap) with Jupiter-R (in Scorpio) offer propulsion from one side. Mars (in Cancer), and all the inner planets (In Gemini and Taurus) plus Uranus, offer lift from the other side. Everyone of the planets is in some aspect to Neptune.  Like it or not, the arrow has been shot, we are going somewhere.

For me, this is a perfect description of the current state of affairs. The old Guard (Pluto-R, Saturn, Jup-R) wants its old way – White Men on top and everyone else in their appropriate place, doing what they are told. The other side, starts with Mars offering the strength of community and movements. All the voices clamor in Gemini, we all need to be heard. Uranus demands a complete reboot of how we treat the world we live in.

Here’s the thing. It is hard. If we limit ourselves through our fear it’s even harder. Ever try to bring a dream live? Give it legs and momentum to move and change and develop? Remember all the internal things that have to be moved around, melted away or built up? That’s all of us now. We are in a critical balance, driving forward, each with a destination in mind but all of us linked together.