A YEAR OF TRANSITION
At the end of March Pluto shifted from Capricorn – where it has been since January 2008 – into Aquarius. We can all remember the Great Recession of 2008. Capricorn is the sign of business, authority and corporations while Aquarius is about ALL the people, the Big Picture. This combination of a potentially explosive Pluto and the interests of the people often spells Revolution.
The last time Pluto was in Aquarius was 1777 – 1797. During this time America declared its independence from England in 1776 under Pluto in Capricorn. The revolutionary war lasted until 1783; the US Constitution was established in 1787, followed by the Bill of Rights in 1789. The French Revolution started in 1789 with the overthrow of the monarchy, the abolition of the feudal system and the declaration of the “Rights of Man.” The Industrial Revolution was also picking up speed and steam power was revolutionizing transport and the textile industry. The Enlightenment reached its peak with ideas of individualization and rational thought. Catherine the Great on the throne in Russia supported the Enlightenment and instituted many reforms in the arts and sciences for her people.
Pluto is our slowest moving planet and therefore sits in a sign for a very long time, witness the last 15 years. This year we will get just a taste of what it feels like to shift signs because it will retrograde back into Capricorn in June and will finish out the year in that sign. Then it moves forward into Aquarius again in January 2024. At that point it will mostly remain in Aquarius for the next 20 years, with only a quick month in 2024 when it barely retrogrades back again. This is a big reason to feel that we are fully into the Age of Aquarius, since Pluto’s slow movement affects whole generations. After January, everyone born for the next 20 years will have an Aquarian Pluto in their birth charts.
Everyone: On April 20, a hybrid solar eclipse is visible on the far side of the world.
ARIES Planet: Mercury MARCH 20 – APRIL 19
Dynamic: You may feel like you’re running aground.
Direction: Turn that sense into one of stabilizing what you’ve already started.
Soul Thought: “Everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance.” Kurt Vonnegut
TAURUS Planet: Vulcan APRIL 19 – MAY 20
Dynamic: It’s a time when you can make the most of your talents.
Direction: Ponder where your resources are best used.
Soul Thought: What is Spring Green?
GEMINI Planet: Venus MAY 20 – July 20
Dynamic: You have more than one option in this relationship.
Direction: Are you one who has eyes to see?
Soul Thought: Things are usually not what they seem.
CANCER Planet: Neptune July 20 – JULY 22
Dynamic: The home front is a bit tricky this month.
Direction: You could be the anchor.
Soul Thought: As long as you keep your emotions clear.
LEO Planet: Sun JULY 22 – AUG 22
Dynamic: Time to put your head down and keep plodding on, not your fave thing.
Direction: Concentration is the trick.
Soul Thought: What is the eye of the bull?
VIRGO Planet: Moon AUG 22 – SEPT 22
Dynamic: It might be time to convert something to cash.
Direction: Keep things flowing.
Soul Thought: The movement of money is just the movement of energy.
LIBRA Planet: Uranus SEPT 22 – OCT 22
Dynamic: Are you hearing the voice of authority?
Direction: Determine, who’s your Master?
Soul Thought: Materialism or . . .
SCORPIO Planet: Mars OCT 22 – NOV 21
Dynamic: You may feel like you’re “camping out” for a spell.
Direction: Make your campsite comfortable.
Soul Thought: Where is Home?
SAGITTARIUS Planet: Earth NOV 21 – DEC 20
Dynamic: Your balance may seem unsure this month.
Direction: Before you fly too high, come back to earth.
Soul Thought: The body, the emotions and the bank.
CAPRICORN Planet: Saturn DEC 20 – JAN 19
Dynamic: You’ve climbed high to see the big picture.
Direction: Now dive deep to see the inner picture.
Soul Thought: It’s an inside job.
AQUARIUS Planet: Jupiter JAN 19 – FEB 18
Dynamic: It is about the beginning of mankind itself.
Direction: Research Adam.
Soul Thought: “I know that I know nothing.” Socrates
PISCES Planet: Pluto FEB 18 – MAR 20
Dynamic: You may feel you are rising to the surface after a long time under.
Direction: Bring with you what you learned.
Soul Thought: No death, no transformation.
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