A reading that expounds on the blog post Mars Retrograde Tarot Reading 2020
Mars goes Retrograde at 28 degrees of Aries on September 9th and stationing Direct on November 13th at 15 degrees. This Retrograde period can have the effect of softening the edge on some course emotions such as rage, terror, jealousy and hatred and rekindling our heart’s true passions. It may also bring back opportunities to pick up where we left off with certain hobbies or interests. However, when Mars goes back into Direct motion in November, those pressing matters which were left unsaid and undone may come to a head – and explode!
Remember to check out the description for your Rising sign too. For a more specific and detailed reading, a full birth chart reading with transits is recommended.
Here some ideas for each of the signs:
For you Arians out there this Retrograde period is all about you getting back into touch with yourself on a deep level. What do you really want to happen and with who? In what ways have you been holding yourself back? This should be an illuminating time in which you reignite your joie de vivre.
This phase offers a reflection period for all that you have put your energy toward during the past couple of years. Are the results to your liking or are there certain things you would like to change? Likely there are both. Inspiration comes to you in unusual forms over these next few weeks.
You are interested in connecting with old friends or an old flame. Your life has undergone drastic changes and this period offers you the chance to assimilate them. Rather than keep your thoughts to yourself, you may stronger desire connection with your community in which to share plans and ideas.
Has your work load been heavy lately or have your body seemed to struggle with increased demands at work or at home? Maybe during this period you’ll finally be able to get a better handle on it all. Something finally falls into place that took a great deal of your time and energy before.
You’ve recently been drawn out into the open again, after a period of rest or laying low. It seems like everything is happening “all at once”. For some of you this year has led to a spiritual crisis or awakening. Now you will finally be able to make sense of your impressions and experiences.
The subject of money comes into focus, especially as it pertains to legal agreements. How you deal with this is a personal choice. If you’ve felt stuck this year in some way that may soon change for the better. A new option or invitation will appear. A previous gift in disguise makes itself known.
Partnerships have been a roller coaster this year, sometimes being fun and other times totally sucky. During this period Mars mellows out the tension you’ve been experiencing with someone, whether this is a close interpersonal relationship, business centered or something else. Objectivity is key.
Either more things seem to have been asked of you lately, or you have decided that you need to take major action in some area of your life that has become too stagnant. In any case this is a very busy phase for you when a special routine begins to pick up. This is also a great time for personal healing.
The highlight is your creative life force energy. You are getting back into doing something that you really enjoy, or continuing a project that you began recently. Go back to doing what you love, and what comes naturally to you. This period may also feature activities with your children or young people.
The thing being called to your attention is the need to change something within your environment. It is very possible that you leave an unhealthy situation at work or do something to fix it. For many of you this will revolve around your home life. It’s about gaining relief from something that’s bothering you.
Your family members are the highlight this month, whether that means biological or kindred spirits. If you’ve had disagreements lately this time period should help you to patch things up. For some of you the focus may actually revolve around education and being able to continue with your studies.
If money has slipped through your fingers for awhile or you’ve simply been unhappy about your purchases, that could change during Mar’s Retrograde through your second house. You’ll no longer feel like you’re getting the short end of the stick here. You’re entering a period of increased fulfillment.
Mars Retrograde in Aries September 9 – November 13
Reading for the World 🌎
Using the Herbal Tarot deck by Michael Tierra and Candis Cantin I picked 3 cards for this transit of Mars Retrograde in its home sign, Aries. Raw malachite, a stone of transformation and psychic protection is pictured above.
What surrounds us: 8 of Swords
This currently speaks of the continued sense of being hemmed in and locked down. It is important to ground, pause and focus because there are so many ideas, so many options that make it difficult to know the truth or choose correct decisions. Many s-words can mean the mix-up of words, and resulting anxiety. The swords represent air and the air quality in many parts of the world is very poor right now due to smoke from so-called “wildfires”. This card indicates a collective movement through a “dark night of the soul”, where we have the opportunity to face many fears, conquer many obstacles. Black Cohosh is an herb long sacred to Native Americans and used for nerves, cramps and pains. On the energy level this herb and its flower assists with spiritual detoxification – especially of those toxins that have accumulated as a result of suffering many years of abuse. This is a social kind of abuse that very few of us have escaped. Now, more are recognizing it and ready to break the pattern.
Advice card: Temperance
Temperance speaks of the search for truth. It suggests cooperative efforts for global transformation. There is a star 🌟 of truth and divine providence that shines above each of us, lighting the way at every moment. By following this truth instead of temptation, greed and temporary conveniences we break free of vicious cycles that would keep us trapped in a state of perpetual suffering. Temperance also reflects being shown a method/methods of honing our unique skills, to perfect our artistry (there is an art to almost every skill) in a way that positively impacts those around us. Traditionally, this card depicts an Angel holding alchemical cups. This, among other things serves as a reminder that divine assistance is available when we truly allow it into our lives. Echinacea is an herb widely used for building immunity. It is not meant for long term use, nor is it for use by all people. Here, it primarily serves as a reminder to keep up our immunity in every possible way, because we need our strength to get through these immensely challenging times.
Outcome: 6 of Swords
This speaks of a journey be it physical, mental or spiritual. The journey may take place over water, figuratively or literally. Some will sink, others will swim, and yet others will sail across. The water in this case may be Neptunian in nature…an ocean of deception that many have risen above and now navigate above. It indicates a big mental “AHA” that is and will be occurring by the time Mars goes Direct in mid-November. The 6 of Swords points to the shedding of outmoded ideas and becoming more aware of the world around us. Old views are replaced with new knowledge and wisdom, especially near the Equinox of September 22nd. Blockages to many 3rd eyes 👁 wil be cleared so that more people see the truth of what is going on. Vervain induces sweat, removes toxins. This could hint at the healing quality of the sweat lodge, sauna, steam-room or of the Sun. It’s time to sweat out the poisons of global domination from our collective Souls.
Mars, planet of action moves backward in a square with Pluto these next few months. This is a sign of both tension and huge changes underway.
We are the resistance to medical tyranny, economic slavery and global corruption 💪
The Lunar Eclipse 13 degrees of Capricorn on July 4th/5th is the last of a series of eclipses in the polar signs of Cancer and Capricorn between 2019 and 2020. The recent reinforcement of mandatory shelter in place lock-downs and wearing of masks relates to the Sun in Cancer/Moon in Capricorn themes of security and authority, of the fears of death by viruses, food shortages and impending martial law.
A t-square is formed to the Black Moon Lilith in Aries which can be taken as a dark omen of explosive things to come, but not at all when most people are expecting them. I normally don’t “black-pill” in my blog posts but the scale of ignorance I have witnessed lately has compelled me to communicate with an urgency that is equal to that being displayed in race riots.
Social movements funded by globalists have served as a major distraction to seizures of property and personal rights, not to mention the widespread roll-out of 5G technology and the silent launch of smart cities worldwide. While people have refrained from going out and about as usual, the roll-out has rapidly grown in several parts of the world. The design of such infrastructure is intended to be used for total surveillance of every inch of occupied space in addition to population control. This is a DEADLY weaponized form of technology that weakens immunity, and it has been shown that the first areas to be hit hard by corona had first experienced a roll-out of 5G. Meanwhile, too many people are looking the other way – including healers and psychics. They say “we can’t do anything about it anyway…”
Since when did passivity form the basis of the spiritual lifestyle?
The United States of America is particularly vulnerable to this effects of this eclipse which make an exact opposition to its Sun at 13 degrees of Cancer. It also forms a square to the US’s Saturn in Libra and to its Chiron in Aries. It is more than just a bit coincidental just how many major aspects are hitting the US’s chart during this Election year. Current events may serve as a strong warning of what may unfold during America’s Pluto Return during the next couple of years. The country is diving masked-nose-first on its way into a deeper economic collapse than anyone alive today has ever seen. That is unless millions more people quickly reroute their attention toward legitimate solutions instead of what the media dictates they should be doing.
The eclipse is exactly opposite of asteroid goddess Vesta, ruling over sacred space, refuge and the ability to keep the home fires burning. Fire can sustain life or burn it down to ash. That fire can be actual or metaphorical. People have been forced to remain inside of their homes throughout 2020 so that they do not step outside for too long and observe the totalitarian takeover of their city streets, schools, businesses – and of their own minds!
Pallas Athene, warrior goddess of truth and justice which is in exact degree conjunction to Jupiter, and also conjunct Saturn and Pluto. Her archetypal energy may be attuned to for growing the inner resolve to face the enormous challenges that lie before us.
Jupiter in particular has been our leading planet in 2020. Here is an brief quote from the extra long article I wrote last year called “Jupiter in Capricorn 2019-2020: End of an Epoch and Turning Point to a New Life”:
“The combination of Pallas Athene, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn in 2020 indicate that powerful forces are at work in our personal lives and on a large scale, relative to authority figures, hierarchies, government and the economy. The overall tone may to some seem heavy, depressing or overly serious when both Venus and Jupiter go Retrograde on May 14th. Venus goes Direct June 26th and Jupiter stations Direct again on September 12th. Both of the Great Benefics going backward may cause us to draw our resources closer and become less outgoing…”
Also, of Jupiter in particular:
“The ancients knew of Jupiter’s glory and magnificence. They fully understood its importance in world events. Both Jupiter and Saturn were said to control the masses and to guide the destinies of humankind until the awareness of individuals grew aware enough to determine some of their own fate. These two planets in addition to Pluto are playing huge roles in economic and sociopolitical movements between the end of 2019 and beginning of 2021 as their coming together has been ushering in an epochal turning point in society and global currency.”
The warning signs are all around us, practically mocking us at every turn. Defunding the police is not the answer to corrupt forces both high and low that capitalize human losses. It would be far more conducive to collective survival to refuse compliance with governmental programs that seek to dictate our livelihood by shutting down businesses, that destroy our health through enforcement of medical martial law, and manipulate our beliefs through censorship and propaganda.
This eclipse in Capricorn sheds a light on all being held in bondage, with a brief glimpse into what could be our narrow escape from danger. There is so much more to us than these bodies and the assets that we may or may not own. We are spirits in flesh, currently experiencing a painfully limited version of what life could be…
“If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking…is freedom.” – Dwight Eisenhower
A super charged Solar Eclipse new moon at 0 degrees of Cancer is fast approaching and coincides with the Solstice turning point of the year on June 21st. The sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon, which in turn rules the ocean’s tides, bodily fluids, and emotional fluctuations.
One of Cancer’s symbols is the crab which retreats into its shell when threatened. Thus, this sign more than any other is concerned with all matters pertaining to security. It is the one precious thing that the population at large currently wants more than anything else, and the more it is grasped at, the further away it seems from reach.
This New Moon places a huge highlight on our home life, roots, family ties, and conflict between the desires for safety and freedom. Significant, life-changing new beginnings await but can only be set into motion when that which impedes progress has been cleared out of the way. Simultaneously, the threat of the New World Order has made itself widely known across the globe. This is not want most people want to hear or even believe, but it’s happening nonetheless. The only reason it appears to be succeeding is that too few people believe in their own power, which is why they seek for it outside of themselves.
All four cardinal signs relate to warfare, and this Cancerian moon is clearly reflecting back to us that a new civil war has already begun, in the form of street riots and race wars. The widespread fear of contagious disease has blinded people to the fact that their personal rights are being stripped away at lightning speed.
In order to gain monetary security, personal safety or attain any real peace of mind, emotions must not be allowed to replace critical thinking. Being able to pause and assess the current reality is absolutely imperative to our survival as a species.
There are five planets currently Retrograde, including Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. What lessons can be learned from our own past mistakes as well as the mistakes of those who came before us? There is no time like the present to set things straight, like they’ve never been set before. Part of that means NON-compliance with rules that promise security while stealing away our liberties.
Cancer is a water sign, and water is what we’re largely made of. Although toilet paper and masks have been the world’s hottest commodities in 2020, water to drink and bathe in may become the next scarce resource within the next few years. Instead of blaming this solely on climate change, we need to hold those accountable who are purposefully furthering the destruction of this planet with the swift roll-out of unsafe technology – ALL UNDER THE GUISE OF CREATING – can you guess? SAFETY.
Below are a few tips on how to stabilize emotions and build true and lasting so-called “security”, errhem…for lack of a better word. The work begins inwardly, by cultivating an attitude of self-trust and courage in the face of huge obstacles.
- Practice at least 5 minutes of meditation or sitting in silence per day.
- Feng Shui in the home, office or room of residence, clearing out clutter.
- Bath in the moonlight, spend quality time at the beach, river or spa.
- Prepare and share sacred meals with family and loved ones.
- Start a savings account for self, loved ones or a business.
- Renovate or relocate to a new home.
- Practice random acts of kindness.
- Set aside time to rest and recharge after intense activities.
- Turn off the wifi, cell phone and do away with smart devices.
- Let go of the attachment to specific outcomes.
As the world celebrates Elon Musk’s SpaceX astronauts’ first successful launch into space on May 30th of 2020, plans are being made by the space mission to launch over 40,000 5G satellites into orbit, which is bound to have extremely destructive effects upon all life on planet earth. This satellite network would bring high speed internet access to every part of the globe. Already there are satellites out there being funded by several major corporations, and at the rate things are going, the endeavor to “blanket the earth” in high millimetre frequencies could literally bring the complete end of civilization.
Before life comes to halt, all humans and creatures would be under constant surveillance and eventually controlled by microwave beams that interfere with their cognitive functions. Those who don’t die off as a result of oxygen depletion and who refuse to integrate with technological advancements (aka transhumanism) will be destroyed or seized as property. For those who don’t buy it or still want proof that this technology is dangerous and used in military weaponry, there have been thousands of studies still publicly available to review. Here are three links that break down some of the basic issues being faced:
Meanwhile, riots and protests over race wars have replaced the terror of contagious disease, since murder hornets weren’t enough to capture everyone’s attention. Political tensions mount in the U.S. as well as other countries struggling with their own forms of economic collapse. If the elites are funding rocket ships to other planets as an escape route from the earth’s growing dangers, in search of an alternative home, let’s not kid ourselves. It’s not on our own behalf that they are doing so.
Elon Musk is considered by many to be both a tech guru and philanthropist. He is most obviously an entrepreneur who cares little for what happens to the rest of the population since his money and assets can apparently keep him out of harm’s way. His exact birth time is unknown but his birthdate is coming up.
Elon was born on June 28th 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. His Cancer Sun conjunct Mercury reflects his strong ability to create and acquire provisions, while putting him in the limelight. His North Node conjunct Mars in Aquarius will be transited by Saturn in 2022, signaling some significant achievements in the way of technology, but not without a heavy price. It’s hard to say what that will look like for him, since Saturn is the planet that can cement things and bring them into greater prominence for better or worse. That same year, he will be experiencing a Chiron Return which in his case may be nothing for him to worry about since he has probably got replacement limbs and organs planned out in case his human parts begin to malfunction.
On the Solstice of June 21st 2020, Elon’s Sun will be loosely eclipsed by the Solar Eclipse in Cancer with his Mercury transited in exact degree conjunction by Mercury Retrograde in Cancer. His fame has already increased tremendously in the past few months and this eclipse could bring him even more followers…or, since eclipses are not quite security focused he could lose some credibility.
Venus Retrograde in Gemini has been bringing Elon “happy returns” since it makes a return to his own natal Venus in Gemini. His intelligence and light-hearted, if not awkward yet somehow “endearing” social mannerisms grant him a wide social appeal in Hollywood and the world over. His perceived charm could turn out to be fatal if millions don’t wake up to the truth of what Elon and the likes of him are actually contributing to society and the earth.
Saturn’s transit through Aquarius is challenging us not only through “social distancing” but through cyber attacks and energy weapons that threaten the fabric of at least the physical aspect of our existence. SpaceX and the romanticized idea of exploring space is the perfect seductive cover-up for it. It’s time to take a good hard look at the facts before it’s too late for any of us to do anything to stop this.
The Lunar Eclipse on June 5th is at 15 degrees of Sagittarius, pointing toward the vast stretch of unknown territory and possibilities that exist just beyond peripheral vision. It is the first of three eclipses in a row to occur in 2020, the second of which may bring results that echo into the future for decades to come.
This super-charged full moon, opposite of Venus Retrograde signals that the time has come to release that which has become too heavy to carry around physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually, to break free from that which confines and to take a few reasonable risks that lead to greater understanding and growth. There are open field opportunities revealing themselves left and right, but they may seem more intimidating than promising. Life was never about guarantees, but about experience.
An exact degree t-square with Mars in Pisces indicates that change is imminent and probably quite anxiety-producing. Mars is sandwiched between Ceres and Neptune, so there are confusing issues to face around what nurtures vs what chokes our life force energy. It can be very difficult to discern between the two, especially since the domain of Pisces lacks solid boundaries overall.
Taking a step backward to gain a clearer picture of what is actually going on may help considerably before taking big action. Some things need to be broken down into smaller steps before the sense of what is “correct” comes into full view. That being said, staying stuck is not currently an option. Much is beginning to become unstuck. Much is now moving forward, regardless of what and who is ready for the movement.
Sagittarius reminds us of a kind of divine providence that exists, regardless of religious dogmas and ideologies. We all need hope as well faith at a time like this, when there is so much uncertainty about the direction we are heading in as a species and how we will survive the myriad odds against us.
Anything is possible, including miracles. Still, courage, focus and the pursuit of wisdom is required of more of us than ever before.
Many things will begin to lighten up this month of May as Gemini takes the stage. Being able to laugh and hang out with each other again is something that many of us can look forward to.
The North Node enters this sign on May 5th, Venus in Gemini turns Retrograde on the 13th, Mercury (Gemini’s ruling planet) enters Gemini on the 11th and the Sun enters on the 20th leading into a Gem New Moon on the 22nd.
Venus entered Gemini on April 3rd and will be in this sign until August 7th, making for an exceptionally long transit due to her Retrograde motion. This Retrograde period begins with Venus stationed at 21 degrees of Gemini on May 13th and ends at 5 degrees on June 25th.
Venus appearing to move backward causes her to seem a bit less feminine and a lot more aggressive regarding relationships and values. Because Venus is in Gemini, the methods of investing time and energy and of expressing affection will be multi-faceted and quite playful. Conversation and variety are favored over settling down or keeping thoughts to ourselves. This could be beneficial in the sense that people will no longer be silenced by politically correct cyborgs, the “thought police” and tattletales who complain about things like their neighbors having a family party in the yard when they were supposed to be staying inside to “save lives”. And who knows, single people out there might actually have the balls to start flirting again.
Since this Retrograde coincides with the North Node’s entry into Gemini, vast communities of people may be pushing back a lot more against draconian laws. They are fed up with the lies of their leaders and protesting like mad. The only danger with this is that these acts, often highly focused on taking political sides, have already been anticipated by the evil elite, who continuously monitor and manipulate human behavior from a distance. They always paint those who oppose their soul-squashing rules as being insane and dangerous. That’s what psychopaths do – project all of their own filthy, scum-sucking qualities onto others. They use false news to scare people into engaging in very strange behaviors. But maybe we’ve all given them waaaaaay too much power.
Gemini is a freedom-loving sign and hardly anyone who is both sane and mobile will agree to being pinned down right now, especially those in lovely warm climates. Just imagine what could happen if millions and millions of people that span the globe refuse compliance with the new poisonous traps being laid out for them. This wouldn’t even require a street protest. It would simply mean that people are globally saying No to tyranny, No to mandatory vaccines and microchip implants, No to geo-engineering, No to GMO laden foods and No to immune-suppressing 5G along with constant surveillance. Here’s a clue about what would happen ~ these new traps would FAIL to enslave us all and destroy the planet. Another possibility is that small business begin to re-open on a massive scale.
The planet of love will be involved in a triple square to Neptune, planet of illusions (first on May 3rd, then again while Retrograde on May 20th, lastly on July 27th after direct again), delusions and dreams. There are both positive and negative aspects to squares but they undoubtedly signal tension of some kind. With Neptune it is of an emo/psychic/spiritual nature. Venus squaring Neptune raises ideals and brings creative inspiration. It can also cause inner restlessness and a tendency to be deceived, distracted or taken advantage of. It would be wise to make sure the ol’ bullshit detector is up to par because this transit is going to seriously require it. Venus not only represents beauty and romance but finances. For the next few weeks it can be all too easy for some to be led astray or seduced by false Utopian promises with socialist overtones. Optimal manifestations of this combination of planetary energies include musical expression, spiritual work, and artistic endeavors that are ethereal and uplifting in nature.
Venus Retrograde is notorious for bringing past lovers back into the picture, whether they are seeking for a second chance or to make amends. Because Gemini’s influence is so strong these next few months, the chances are high that those who reappear in our lives in some way are family members, old neighbors or friends.
Venus Retrograde can also indicate that good deeds or goods given to others are now coming back to the sender, or that those owed money to are collecting their dues or showing up as a reminder. In Gemini these returns would relate to matters pertaining to education, travel, shopping, foreign affairs, and home environments. Sudden strokes of good or not-so-good luck are not an uncommon feature of Venus in reverse, but it’s probably good a idea to be non-attached either way.
Here are a few key Venus-focused dates to look out for in addition to May 13th and June 25th:
May 22nd: New Moon at 2 degrees of Gemini, Mercury conjunct Venus at 20 degrees Gemini. Vesta and North Node are fairly close by. This New Moon brings a burst of creative energy and can be an aid to those who are in the midst of significant life transitions.
June 3rd: Sun conjunct Venus and asteroid Aphrodite (double Venus/Aphrodite energy!) Inspiration, socializing and beauty are highlighted.
June 5th: Lunar Eclipse in Sagittarius opposite of Venus Retrograde, in a T-square with Mars and Neptune. This is more of a challenging influence that may be somewhat of a test of mettle and an indicator of what must be cleared away and resolved before the desired progress can be made. Mercury is also the pre-shadow phase getting ready to turn Retrograde on the 17th.
Pluto, the planet that is most closely associated with the underworld of crime, money and other matters that influence the masses is turning Retrograde on April 25th until October 4th. Pluto represents powerful currents of energy that can effect the consciousness of an entire nation or the world as a whole. These currents can come from natural or unnatural sources. Their forces can be extremely jarring and even fatal. Nuclear fission, large explosives and major power plants all fall under this planet’s dominion.
Ordinarily Pluto expressed in an inverted way would be less forceful than when direct, but it would be wishful thinking to expect a tapering off of Pluto’s immense effects any time soon. This Retrograde station is set off by an agitating square to Mercury and the Black Moon Lilith in Aries (BML coming into greater effect in July). Stressful contacts between communicative Mercury and manipulative Pluto often indicate that the propaganda machine is heavy at work, with the crisis dial being raised a hundredfold.
On a smaller scale, depending on the houses being transited and any personal planets that Pluto makes aspects to, many individuals may experience significant endings during this Retrograde period. These could relate to physical or metaphorical death and whatever occurs could be significantly life-altering. This could also be seen as a rite of passage that leads to some other form of expression, relationship or living overall.
As for me as an astrologer, I’ve let go of caring about being seen as a “conspiracy theorist” in an age when humanity is being hypnotized by massive glamour and a constant shit-storm of lies and psychic attack through the media. What I do care about is truth, justice and freedom. The Black Moon Lilith in Aries is an aspect of the maligned feminine that is currently coming to bear with legitimate anger and a desire to break free from abusive patterns.
The second of three conjunctions this year occurs between Jupiter and Pluto on June 30th while Pluto is Retrograde. This year Jupiter has been expanding all of the themes relevant to Pluto’s transit through the late degrees of Capricorn by exposing the corruption of giant conglomerates funded by the power elite, and their not-so-hidden agenda to seize control of the entire world population, or more specifically, anything and anyone who isn’t part of their V.I.P. club. If it wasn’t Covid-19 it would have been something equally frightening being utilized to usurp our freedoms and push businesses both large and small into deeper debt and widespread economic slavery than anyone alive today has ever seen. Actually, the speedy roll-out of 5G technology, which has coincided with the pandemic is a huge danger that threatens all life on earth. Yet there is far less information being spread about it than the virus. The issue itself has been marginalized and categorized as a conspiracy theory, making it easier for this monstrous energy weapon to sweep through our cities and small towns, without the true consent of citizens.
That doesn’t mean I believe this agenda is going to succeed, but the road ahead of us in not neatly paved. This onslaught against us has become a war that those who are aware of have now chosen to engage in. This is not done by traditional warring methods but by making choices that starve the propaganda machine to death, and instead feed the spirit with truth, beauty and vitality. There are healing solutions to so many problems that we face but they have purposefully been buried and denied. This is a time to reclaim those solutions for ourselves and our loved ones.
Mars in Aries forms a square to Pluto on August 13th and due to its Retrograde motion in September makes two more squares in 2020, the second on October 9th and the third on December 20th. A square between Mars and Pluto is one of the most telltale signs of war and conflict, especially involving cardinal signs. This Mars-Pluto square coincides with the build-up toward the great U.S. election of 2020 on November 3rd which is marked by a stellium of politically-focused Pallas Athene, Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in Capricorn. These are trying times that we are living in, in some ways similar to and even worse than the Great Depression. It is also tension that can strengthen our wills and chisel our character. It just so happens to be human nature to need something really big to occur before serious improvements are made.
One of the most potent ways to be able to communicate during times of psychic warfare is through art, which is much trickier to censor than speech alone. This is a year to stay vigilant, prepared and empowered instead of merely hoping that safety will be gained by following orders.
Anything is possible now and one of the most important things to remember is that each one of us does have the power to effect change, even if in a small way that contributes to the whole. The Butterfly effect is a perfect example of this.
What I celebrate now is the grass being green, the birds still singing, and seeing people collectively beginning to realize what is happening behind the scenes. Pluto is just showing us what must be purged so that we can enjoy life the way we are meant to be able to.
The North Node of the Moon’s entrance into Gemini is one of several major highlights of the year 2020. The True Nodes shift from the Cancer North Node and Capricorn South Node to Gemini North Node and Sagittarius South Node begins on May 5th and will last until January 18th of 2022. The Mean Node positions last from June 4th until December 22nd 2021.
During this transit the intense focus on security matters and global economy relative to the Cancer/Capricorn axis will become overlapped before being replaced by a universal increase of information, ideas and communications. As a mutable air sign Gemini heightens mental awareness and brings many new experiences. It stimulates conversation, activism, and collaboration among friends, families and communities. Together with Jupiter and Saturn’s transit through airy Aquarius in 2021-2022, the North Node in this sign highlights a worldwide theme that greatly enhances cerebral activity, lots of movement and exchanges with others. Gemini’s dual nature can lead to excess juggling of ideas and choices, reading several articles or trying to hold more than one conversation at once.
The last North Node transit through Gemini was from late 2001-2003 when the world was recovering from the 9/11 attacks. Just as the world had been turned upside down by those events and the major media outlets that kept people traumatized and fearful of travel, we face a similar situation today due to very different reasons. What was done to “protect” people changed life in significant ways. The growing concern then with possible lock-downs, constant surveillance and loss of civil liberties eerily match the issues that concern us now due to Covid-19. Just as with 9/11, those who are questioning the mainstream narrative surrounding the cause of events are being heavily censored while propaganda is being pushed with a vengeance. On the dark side of the North Node in Gemini, talking and “spreading the news” is favored over privacy and accuracy, so unfortunately the current set-up reflects very similar dynamics to the 9-11 aftermath, but in many ways much more severe. No doubt, just as there was then, there will be a push-back against corporate lies and manipulation. This is one of many factors that indicates there is hope for humanity to rise up and take their power back.
Freedom of speech is still allowed in the United States of America but with the intensity of planetary line-ups leading up to the Pluto Return in 2022, we are in danger of losing that right, especially on the internet. The Gemini North Node is the forerunner at the gateway of the new life that awaits.
Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury will be entering Gemini on May 11th forming a restless conjunction to the North Node by the end of the month, between May 27th and 29th. By this time it will probably be much harder for people to contain themselves and stay put if lock-downs are still in effect. The world of socializing and commerce may suddenly pick up the pace. Gemini wants to connect with others, explore the neighborhood, and spend time with friends and family.
Gemini’s polar opposite Sagittarius will be occupied by the South Node and highlighting the need to stay focused, bringing the painful reminders as well as wisdom of past experience to the riddles and problems of the present. Sagittarius’s ruling planet Jupiter has been making a powerful conjunction to Pluto in 2020 and by mid-December it will join with Saturn. The truth which Jupiter represents is what could begin to set us free from eons of global tyranny and deception.
One thing to be particularly aware of during this potentially draining transit is an abundance of nervous energy and anxiety that peaks in the collective, leading to more nervous breakdowns, suicides or psychotic behavior in those who are already unstable. For many years, every mainstream outlet around the world has inundated people with misleading info, nerve-wracking statistics and downright depressing news, day after tiresome day. The visual and verbal onslaught of repetitive garbage info and outrageous lies may reach a tipping point with the North Node in Gemini.
On the positive side, more people are beginning to notice the inconsistencies of propped up puppet speakers, trash magazine writers, perverse leaders, New Age gurus, internet cults and all varieties of Controlled Opposition. They are beginning to “talk back” and “drop out” in ways that deflate the puffed up egos of their bombastic, false gods. Less shekels for these criminals! They have contributed enough to the problems of the world with their long-winded diatribes and obsessed rants about things that do nothing to uplift or improve the lives of others.
The North Node in Gemini is the kind of influence that would reveal who our real allies are so we can better honor them, as well as what our distractions are, so that we are better able to remove them.
Planetary Aspects and Eclipses
Venus at 21 degrees of Gemini will be turning Retrograde on May 13th until June 25th and expanding on Gemini’s themes of duality and dabbling with this and that. Later during the first week of August, Venus in direct motion will be meeting up with the North Node. This could be a very defining time for relationships to family, kinsfolk, and those who we spend a great deal of time sharing thoughts and feelings with. This contact emphasizes what either makes or breaks the bonds.
The Nodes square Neptune from around October of 2020 until February 2021. During this period of time what we say and how words are understood, missed or entirely misconstrued could have dire consequences. If enough of us are doing our part in working together to reclaim our freedom we may witness huge miracles.
Being able to interpret others literally, symbolically and through their body language and to “read between the lines” may become necessary in many situations. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively will also be of utmost importance. Conveying the truth in a world that is still mesmerized by glamour, trivia and fear porn will become the mission of teachers, messengers, and healers in every nation. Discerning those who are genuine from those who are in the game for fame and fortune is something that may be difficult for those who are newcomers to knowledge that has been previously hidden from the public.
What will life, post-Coronavirus look like? It’s hard to say, as much depends on how seriously the majority of folks are taking it. One meaning of the word Corona is “crown” and another is the sun’s auric plasma visibly emanating from the edges of a solar eclipse. With this pandemic we’ve seen corrupt “royalty” and politicians exposing their own agendas as the most horrific diseases on planet Earth.
There are four upcoming eclipses that involve the North Node in Gemini and South Node in Sagittarius. These are:
- The penumbral Lunar Eclipse which will loosely conjunct the North North on November 30th 2020 – is is the both the signal of major endings and the stirring of things to come.
- Total solar eclipse conjunct South Node in Sagittarius on December 14th 2020 – this one will have a much greater impact that is carried into the next year.
- Total lunar eclipse conjunct South Node in Sagittarius in May 26th 2021 – this one brings a lot of things to a head that were initiated during the Solar Eclipse on December 14th.
- Annular solar eclipse conjunct North Node in Gemini June 10th 2021 – this is a very powerful eclipse with a loose conjunction to the South Node in Sagittarius.
The North Node trines Jupiter in February-March of 2021 and Saturn in April through August of 2021. This may bring many clarifying opportunities and social advancements. We can make incredible breakthroughs at this time that help to bridge the gaps between theories and practice, science and spirit, community and personal efforts to push through obstacles and learn interesting new things.
Vesta joins the North Node in Gemini late May into the first three days of June. The power of speech may be greatly enhanced. This is the time for sacred rituals involving the written and spoken word, as well as for poetry, mantras, and singing with intention.
Whether the NN in Gemini comes as a breath of fresh air or a whirlwind of chaos will largely depend on how well we are able to cooperate with each other despite our many differences. Most of us want the same basic things in life which are to be happy, healthy and free. This must be remembered as the mental pace of life speeds up and technology continues to evolve.