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.


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.


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.

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.

Pluto goes Retro in Capricorn.

A redo of the recent past. Ah, what fun. Between now and October 3rd we’ll review, redo, restate, reinvigorate our personal and collective dance with power. In a week, Saturn, also in Cap, will retrograde as well. In the planet wide consortium power has taken precedence over care, love, grace. Its not time to hope for improvement, though it is always time to work against injustice. Right now we are treading water to stay afloat, and while that is tiresome, we can only do what we can do.

All that gibber-jab we are listening to in the media right now (Jupiter in Sag just can’t resist a story, any story. Doesn’t have to be true.) is also up for re-evaluation but don’t expect much as Jupiter in Sag retro grade just allows for the lies to be bigger, bolder, and without care for repercussions. In other words, Jupiter in Sag is not really our ally in the big wide world.

By Mid-summer we’ll have all the outer planets, except for Uranus, in retrograde. Helpful? Maybe. Its not until Uranus goes retro in August that I see the beginning of the course correction we all so badly need, the one many of us work and pray for every day. Which won’t make the job any easier but we’ll start to see the glimmer of understanding in places we discounted for years.

Mercury Conjunct Neptune

This is number 3, so by now, you’ve developed the charm necessary to get your vision across, lost the ability to communicate entirely and drifted into the deep wide ocean void to float this one out, or you are still yelling the same lines you started with back on 2/19/19 when Mercury made the first pass across Neptune. Granted, those lines have developed nuances, and different emphasis along the way. Once you accept that the answer is in the response, loud and clear or silent as the grave, you can lay back and write some poetry on the sea of stars. This might be the best option anyway. Yes, we want the world to learn so it can change.

Look at your own life; is it the voice coming at you that makes the change? or the whisper of possibility in the subconscious that course corrects? Awareness matters. Mercury has made its pass over Neptune. Communication has met subconscious. As they part settle back and let the awareness come in its own time.

Make time for play, day dreaming, and hope as we head towards Beltaine.

Venus moves into Pisces.

Venus in Pisces for the next while. could be the balm we need from the last 10 weeks – its been a bit of a rough game out since the turn of the year, forward momentum can cause stumbles, skinned knees. Venus in Pisces will be happy to help us slow down. Swim deep into the the erotic, the restful, the dreaming.

PS: Also expect the absurd, the weird, the Wyrd. Especially around all things fem, mermaid, and way out there.


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Oh dear. Mercury Retro. In Pisces. With Neptune. Oy. Some things may get soggy and diluted to the point of dissolution. Or distilled if you are able to walk like that but I don’t think there is gonna be much walking. More like swimming. Its a time for Mer people, Sailors, and Surfers to flourish.💙💙💙💙 We need the washing, rinse cycle right now more than ever. In Pisces its all about seeking feeling depth. Go with the flow, the deep fathomless flow into the dark depths unknown. Dissolve there. Don’t worry about reforming. Swim more, worry less.

On March 25th Mercury will turn direct.I don’t even know what it will look like then. Different. Washed out. But only part way. Cause then we turn around and come back through it all to see it from a different perspective, the view from behind. And we will have gained understanding, possibly that grown up sensibility we call emotional intelligence.