Pluto enters collective-orientated Aquarius on March 23 and as expected, collective eruptions are acute at the moment. Pluto represents intense forces which often manifest as power and powerlessness, and can be either compellingly creative or devastatingly destructive.
Pluto will only reach 0 Aquarius before backtracking into late Capricorn on June 11 and won't return to truly begin it's Aquarian journey until January 22, 2024. It will transit Aquarius until January 2044. During this period from March 23 to June 11, we're offered a preview of the upcoming 20 year transit of Pluto in Aquarius may bring. I'd like to reflect on some important themes to observe during this time.
In my recent article on the Pluto in Capricorn Crisis I reflected upon the 2008 financial crisis that signaled the entry of Pluto into Capricorn. Now, as Pluto prepares to leave Capricorn for Aquarius, a similarly intense banking crisis is emerging, with Aquarian...
Saturn has entered Pisces for a 3.5 year transit that will shift the collective focus on areas of weakness that need strengthening. Pisces is a Mutable Water sign symbolic of a spectrum of associations from dreams, fantasy and mysticism to isolation, compassion and sorrows.
As Saturn, Lord of Karma, transits Pisces, the sign that contains all the karma of the zodiac, there is a sense that endings of all kinds will become more significant and poignant. Saturn blocks the ease of experience through delays or burdens so that we realize what is lacking. By honoring Saturn with discipline, work and patience, we have the opportunity to grow resilient and reap well-earned rewards.
What will Saturn have in store for its transit in Pisces through February 2026? There's a myriad of ways this can manifest, but I've listed a handful of experiences to be aware of in order to best navigate this upcoming period.
Saturn has been...
Pisces New Moon
Feb 19 at 11:05 pm PST
Feb 20 at 2:05 am EST
1 degree Pisces
The coming New Moon is in Pisces as the archetype of dreams begins a new cycle with taskmaster Saturn heavily involved. As the Sun and Moon both conjoined Saturn during the Balsamic phase before the New Moon, the shadow of Saturn looms large, requiring focus and seriousness in order to make our vision a reality. Meanwhile the siren song of Venus-Neptune emphasizes the soul's yearning to transcend disappointment and reach for the sublime.
First, let's talk about the energy of loss and resignation. In recent weeks, we saw the shock retirement announcements of women Prime Ministers Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand and Nicola Sturgeon of Scotland, both referring to the dehumanizing pressures of their political positions. As Venus exalted in Pisces conjoined Neptune, it echoed the sacrificial quality of Neptune within the feminine experience.
If we've recently...
As Pluto prepares to enter Aquarius on March 23, 2023, it first must wrap up a 15-year transit in Capricorn. The final degrees are an area of intensification and specifically, the 29th degree of any sign is the anaretic degree, signaling crisis, loss, finality and the urgency for change. It's the alchemical transformation in the transition before the planet is reborn in the next sign and opens up a new dimension of reality. Pluto reveals the depth of the unconscious, forces of power, powerlessness and transformation on a collective level.
The beauty of astrology is that planets often give us the benefit of a preview of what the nature of their new journey is to come before it's fully realized. This is where retrogrades can be helpful to review, reflect and reassess. Astrology, afterall, is an exercise in observation, not only of the past and imagining the future, but of paying deep attention to the now.
Pluto is in the final degrees of Capricorn...
This Leo Full Moon has the fiery expression of the Leo archetype and promises to evoke bold, audacious emotions that have the great potential of creative breakthroughs. It can be an exhilarating time if we allow the uncertainty to signal that more of our confidence and creative power is being called upon now.
The Full Moon squares Uranus in Taurus which activates an earthquake of tectonic shifts in our collective reality and emotional realm. This Fixed sign T-square can bring about stubborn forces that have no choice but to change, creating instability in areas we previously clung to for security, certainty and nourishment. Limited, narrow-minded viewpoints must break open for fresh perspectives to emerge.
Mars in Gemini sextiles the Full Moon and stimulates our impulses to take action and to find novel solutions to problems. Mars is nimble in Gemini, which can be helpful to pick up the pieces if Uranus shatters are expectations or habitual patterns. We may find...
Gemini Full Moon
Wednesday, Dec 7
8:08 pm PDT / 11:08 pm EDT
A Full Moon is upon us, casting it's strange weird spell on our bodies and minds. The Gemini Full Moon brings out our curiosity and the impulse to learn, know and inform. It's conjoined to Mars retrograde who stirs up internalized irritability, impatience and impulsiveness.
This Full Moon illuminates what our Mars in Gemini journey is about, however, this is only part 2 in a 3 part story. Mars was direct at 16 Gemini on September 20, is now retrograding over that degree and will go direct over this same degree on Feb 20, 2023.
Mars in Gemini (ruled by Mercury) activates the mind and communication in ways that can trigger verbal reactions, defensiveness, shiny object syndrome and multitasking busy-ness. During Mars retrograde it can overshoot or undershoot the mark, be indirect or internalize anger.
During Mars retrograde he who throws the first punch may...
Taurus Total Lunar Eclipse
Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
3:02 am PDT / 6:02 am EDT
16 degrees Taurus/Scorpio
The Full Moon will be shrouded in a garnet shadow at the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Taurus in the early hours of Tuesday morning. What was seeded in secrecy at the Scorpio Solar Eclipse with Venus on Oct 25 is unleashed at the lunar eclipse. The quality of this expression has a distinctly Uranian tone as the Moon is tightly conjoined to the Great Awakener.
Uranus shatters norms, flips the script and brings unexpected plot twists. In Taurus, these shifts emerge in our values as well as what we cling to for safety and survival. Uranus is the catalyst to evolve yet when it meets with Taurus resistance, chaos can ensue - even if this is the breakthrough we've longed for.
That the New Moon / Solar Eclipse was conjunct Venus in Scorpio signals changes in our bonds, with our loved ones or what we hold dear. It tests our loyalties. Whether the moment arrives...
Scorpio Solar Eclipse
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2022
3:48 am PST / 6:48 am EST
2 degrees Scorpio
As we enter the vortex of the Scorpio Solar Eclipse, we're delving into the depths of collective psychosis. Scorpio is the ultimate sign of death, alchemy and metamorphosis, the cycle of life that is both mundane and profound. A solar eclipse is a new moon charged with karmic impact so that a re-alignment into a more destined future can be born, which is why they are such fascinating phenomena.
The wisdom of Scorpio lies in reading the runes to decipher the mysteries in the unseen realms, so it's no wonder this is the season for oracles, sorcerers and ancient ones. Whether consciously or not, we are living the legacy of our ancestors. We are entering the season of Samhain, which makes now the perfect time to explore our family lineage.
The South Node / Ketu in Scorpio suggests the need to purge and purify. Anger, envy and resentment that has been...
Aries Full Moon
October 9, 2022
1:54 PM PDT / 4:54 PM EDT
16 degrees Aries/Libra
Pluto is stationary in Capricorn, preparing to turn direct after 5 months deep in retrograde motion. As Pluto emerges from the unconscious, an intensification of feelings of powerlessness and empowerment reverberate through the collective. Pluto symbolizes the hidden realm of secrets, suppressed material as well as the ancestral threads that connect us to our familial soul DNA. It's yet again square to vengeful Eris, highlighting the reactionary struggle against patriarchal suppression.
The Full Moon in warrior Aries amplifies the instinct of courage, adventure and impatient impulses. Chiron the Wounded Healer is conjoined to the Full Moon, highlighting vulnerabilities, shame and wounds - both emotional and physical. It can be an especially heated time as emotions erupt, however, Saturn is aspecting both Sun and Moon and offering a steadying hand to temper the flares.
The Sun moved into Libra on Sept 22, transitioning to the Libra Equinox - Fall in the Northern Hemisphere, Spring in the Southern Hemisphere. Libra is represented by the scales, a time to rebalance from extremes - in nature and in our own lives. As Aries signifies the self, Libra is the mirror in which we gain a sense of self through our engagements with others.
The Sun-Mercury Cazimi occured mere hours after the ingress, signaling not only the midpoint of the Mercury rx cycle, but also indicating that the coming season is emphasized by introspection, retrospection and mental problem solving. Re-thinking our relationships and how we re-balance them through communication, diplomacy and persuasion will be a central theme in the months ahead.
The Libra New Moon offers a fresh start in relating, as it illuminates the Equinox point, ushering in a new cycle for relationships. The Sabian Symbol of "The Dawn of a New Day Reveals Everything Changed"...