Greetings friends as we head on through this turbulent process of the 2020 transformation!
I truly hope you are managing OK, as I know many are experiencing loss and uncertainty. But it’s also great that many are tapping into the fresh spirit of the future, as my recent clients are asking ‘how can I do things differently and grow from here’?
So I’m excited that Saturn in Aquarius aligning with Venus in Gemini (April through to August) is stimulating and opening our minds & hearts to innovate with fab new ideas and virtual communities. We also have the North Node entering Gemini to add another big dose of this! Scroll left for details…
In the midst of so much fear, anxiety & uncertainty never has it been more vital to use our mindfulness skills to hold steady and keep the faith that we will emerge from this crisis with a new world view beyond the old broken unsustainable model!
So our yummy Full Moon on the 7th is a perfect boost of Buddha consciousness to empower our hearts and minds. This is the most sacred of the annual Lunar festivals as it honors the birth, enlightenment and death of Lord Buddha. “The mind is everything. What you think you become”.
As the Sun travels through Taurus until May 21st the themes of money, resources, nature, art & music are highlighted. Obviously the money bit is high on the agenda as we enter a government engineered recession to combat the C-Virus unlike any since the early 1930s. I’ll talk more about this in the main section.
On the upside our natural world is enjoying a breath of fresh air, gardening is ‘trending’, and online music and art gigs are thriving! We must continue to drive for renewal of our environment & be alert for old guard attempts to dismantle protection laws as Taurus drives the values that drive our business models!
Messenger Mercury is also in Taurus focusing our minds and words on practical & financial matters.
He zips into Gemini on the 12th to join Venus & North Node so this brings hyper mental & verbal mojo until the end of May. Take care of your nervous system & give yourself a break from social media as peeps will be going off!
Activator Mars has been in Aquarius since late March catalyzing the radical social changes from the Virus. Upside here is he’s super amped up for startling ahha quick shifts, but downside he’s edgy and anxious so once again lots of slow breathing and rest as much as possible.
Mars heads into Pisces on May 14th until end of June where he will join Neptune in C-Virus land as Pisces rules the invisible energy systems that run our immune system. The Virus thing took off back in January when Venus did her time in Pisces, followed by Mercury so Mars activating this area again may suggest further virus activity. Very frustrating that mainstream media just isn’t mentioning how to build our immune systems, so once again loads of Vit C Broccoli Garlic Ginger Spinach Yogurt Almonds Turmeric Green Tea Papaya Kiwi Fruit Sunflower Seeds & Shellfish – and lots of good sleep!
Venus in Gemini spends May in hard aspect with Neptune in Pisces so we will continue to experience
confusion and lack of clarity with messaging so we must CHECK FACTS as outright lies & misinformation are a signature of this combo!
If you’d like to catch up on my Feb & March & April updates including the C Virus story here’s my blog page
And if you missed my big 150 page 2020 Global Report here it is
Retrograde Season & Nodes Changing Signs
A big shift in the Cosmic clock arrives as the Nodes of the Moon change signs from Cancer/Capricorn into Gemini/Sagittarius on May 6th for the next 19 months until January 2022!
The Nodes are invisible points where the Moon’s orbit intersects with Sun & Earth’s, giving rise to the Karmic pulse of human affairs.
So here we have another big dose of the fresh AIR impulse stimulating the 2020 story, as North Node joins Venus in Gemini PLUS Saturn in Aquarius demanding fresh ideas & solutions as the old world view is melting down!
Gemini is ruled by Messenger planet Mercury & rules communication & networking of ideas. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter & inspires the quest for truth and dissemination of knowledge.
Gemini is a DUAL sign and we’re already seeing the polarized positions flying through the e-waves & media of ‘shut down versus open up’ camps. There’s 2 sides of the conversation with Gemini so we must stay open to views & verify info before making informed choices!
Gemini/Sag rules local & international travel, so it will be interesting to watch how & when things open again, and I’m hoping the mass tourism thing & excessive business travel is also a thing of the past! Nature is enjoying this respite!!
This also means the whole international trade systems are up for major revision as the disruption to the flow of export/import means countries will need to begin producing goods and services within their borders.
As Gemini is quick, clever, versatile & adaptable this is your mantra for the next 19 months! Lots of folks will be re-training into new skill sets &/or writing & teaching others.
Venus has been paving the way here since April as we’ve all gone on-line to connect personally & professionally, so we can expect this sign of the times to continue as the new normal.
Our evolution here involves ‘mastering’ our minds & mouths by developing conscious use of our ‘intention of thoughts & words’ so we can use our ‘thoughtforms’ to create our reality regardless of external influences by using the Law of Attraction to bring us people & connections to manifest our goals.
Retrograde Season begins for the year with Venus, Jupiter, Saturn & Pluto all doing their backward thing until MId-September/October.
So we have 4 months to do the RE things – review reorganize rethink release etc – plus work up projects and plans. More on this in main section…
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Timing details for the mid-year Retrograde Season…
All planets have a retrograde (or apparently moving backwards) phase each year, when the process they have triggered whilst direct must then be developed until they turn direct once more.
- Power planet Pluto in Capricorn is already retro as May opens until he turns direct on 3rd October, when we may then expect the ‘destruction’ phase of socio/political & economic systems to then give rise to re-birth into a fresh phase.
- New horizons planet Jupiter (also in Capricorn with Pluto) begins his retro on May 14th until he turns direct 13th September, when we can expect business productivity to begin take off again.
- Re-structuring planet Saturn has been in Aquarius since late March and begins his retro on 11th May. He steps back into Capricorn to join Jupiter & Pluto and he turns direct here on 29th September after doing his bit to re-organize business models (personally & globally).
- So we see the co-incidence of these THREE all releasing into forward motion during September & early October.
- Social planet Venus has been in Gemini since April 4th & along with Saturn & Mars in Aquarius she has revolutionized our digital social & business interactions. She turns retro on 13th May and then direct on June 25th, but stays in Gemini until August 8th. Her gift here is adaptability, learning new skills & embracing ideas and conversations, and the birth of brand new social networks, communities and apps.
- Meanwhile once all these guys are direct once more we head into Mars retrograde from 9th September as he spends the whole period from July to the end of the year in Aries. More on this next major cosmic ingredient in the 2020 story in the next letter…plus June brings us the Eclipse season.
Saturn/Pluto cycles and global recessions…
Previous Saturn in Capricorn Cycles – they meet on average every 38 years.
1988/92 Fall of the Berlin Wall ends USSR & births new Russian era – Protests in Peking heavily repressed – global recession
1959/62 Height of Cold War – Kennedy defeated Nixon to become President – global recession followed by new era
1929/32 Great Depression and rise of Fascist dictators in Europe and Japan
1898/98 Global depression and arrival of the inventions that would drive the 21stC
So as economists and business/political leaders were still talking up what great shape the economy was in during 2019 it was we Astrologers who were saying hey wait a minute previous Saturn Capricorn cycles tell us that a recession is on the way!!
Previous Saturn/Pluto Cycles
Here’s an extract from my 2020 Report…written in late 2019.
Saturn will catch up with Pluto and they meet together on January 12th 2020.
This will be one of the most significant conjunctions of our era and sets the stage until 2053! Saturn/Pluto share a 38-year cycle together and their combined archetypes bring us “the Plutonic empowering and intensifying of the Saturn impulse towards conservative reaction or repression.”
The previous Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Libra period 1981-84 brought us the conservative Reagan & Thatcher admins with their agenda for ‘Globalization’ and ‘free market economy’ to reward industry at the expense of sovereign and humanitarian rights, and the waning period of the old USSR system as the Polish regime repressed the Solidarity Movement. Major repressive figures of this era include Philippines Ferdinand Marcos, Pinochet in Chile and Saddam Hussein in Iraq.
A recession in the United States began in July 1981 and ended in November 1982. One cause was the Federal Reserve’s contractionary monetary policy, which sought to rein in the high inflation. In the wake of the 1973 oil crisis and the 1979 energy crisis, stagflation began to afflict the economy.
And let us not forget the massive global re-arrangement when Saturn & Pluto met in 1947-8 when they were in Leo, as Israel and Palestine AND India and Pakistan AND North & South Korea were created! Is it any wonder with this archetypal signature these countries have endured such tremendous stress to this day! For goodness sake when are global policy makers going to consult a good astrologer to set a horoscope for positive outcomes?
Then there’s the September 1914/15 Saturn Pluto conjunction in Cancer which brought us WW1 and the Russian Revolution, after which the empires of Europe were re-shaped, giving birth to the excessive times of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ in the West leading up to the Great Depression of 1929/32 when Saturn was yes…you guessed it…in Capricorn!
So, as Saturn joins Pluto in Capricorn in Jan 2020 get set for the beginning of our next global re-configuring of geo-political and economic systems, and the clash between right-wing nationalists & those they seek to repress . The 1929/32 cycle brought us German, Italian & Japanese Fascism, and the 1959/62 cycle the height of the Cold War.
BTW during the 1917/8 Global Flu Pandemic Saturn & Pluto were together in Cancer – the opposite signs to where they are now!!
We have not had a meeting of Saturn with Pluto in Capricorn since 1518!
So even though these two meet every 35-37 years there is a larger cycle when they meet in a particular sign…in this case Capricorn 500 years ago. This is one quarter of a 2000 year double millennium so always delivers a renaissance period where society begins to morph beyond the past toward fresh territory.
1518 was the year when the German Monk Martin Luther nailed his list of grievances about corruption in the Catholic Church on a church door in Nuremburg and the fires of the Protestant Reformation were lit. Henry VIII was the young inspirational King in England (before he lost the plot and became a tyrant) and his divorce from wife Catherine of Aragon caused his split with the Pope and he formed the protestant Church of England! The Auto de Fey or burnings of heretics by the Catholic Church also contributed to the Protestant breakaway.
The famous Medici Family were at the zenith of their power in Florence, sponsors to Leonardo Da Vinci & the great Renaissance movement, and ‘bankers’ to the European Kings.
Portugal began to build its trading empire by establishing a base in Goa India. The Turkish Ottoman empire continued to expand as Sultan Suleiman captured Belgrade on his march into Europe. Spaniard Hernán Cortés attacked the Aztecs at Tenochtitlan (Mexico City). They were killed by the thousands and defeated. By 1526 the printing press was introduced in Sweden paving the way for the mass production & distribution of knowledge.
So even with this quick rundown of the historical goodies from this period it is clear to see the Renaissance and Reformation unleashed on the last conjunction changed the very fabric of the world for centuries to come…until now. The keynote of Capricorn involves commercial activity and this era birthed the exploitation principle!
So as we are passing through the death of the old cycle and the birth of a new 500 year period, here’s to the Aquarian ideals of commercial profit being equitable for ALL members of the global family beyond the greed and corruption that have been the hallmark of the dark age now completing!!
Saturn moves into Aquarius to stay joined by Jupiter in December 2020, so we will see the rise of people demanding this reformation from 2021. This is followed by Pluto into Aquarius in 2023 for the first time since the 1780s! Aquarius brings us the revolutionary impulse and the last time a King lost his head, and the USA was born. And on that note the USA is due for a Pluto return in 2022. More on this in future letters.
OK I’m pooped and need to get this letter out or I will rave on and on lol. Be kind and generous in these tough times. Compassion is the mark of the spiritual warrior.
Stay positive and shine your light my friends
Much love from Maggie