Fear-mongering and the Economic Collapse of 2020

It has long been predicted by both astrologers and stockbrokers that a huge economic collapse would take place in 2020. Now that the Coronavirus (which translates as the ‘common cold’) has gotten out of control not only in China but several parts of the world, the heavy importing from China has come to a halt and has affected many large corporations and businesses including hospitals and travel agencies.

On the one hand, it’s about time that people slow down on the mass consumerism of cheaply made items infused with toxic chemicals that steal business from smaller businesses and family farms. On the other hand it’s really sad that people are losing jobs and all forms security, be they health-related, financial or emotional because of the intense changes taking place on this planet.

No matter what kind of narrative the mainstream media pushes, the one thing that we can be sure of is that the economic collapse has already been upon us and it’s just now becoming visible to more people. Mercury being Retrograde right now is not the cause of our problems but as usual reveals previous mistakes that have been made as well as issues that already exist and must be confronted.

The exact causes of collapse are difficult to decipher because of all the Neptunian/Piscean fog currently surrounding the effects, and of course because there are always hidden manipulations at work in the media. In relation to this global crisis there are silent wars taking place between various factions of government and mafia-like figures. The general population is considered by them too stupid to grasp what’s going on. Time will tell if this is true or not.

I posted this video last November with a few tips on how to handle some of the financial tension that would likely become more noticeable in 2020. What our collective survival may boil down to is a matter of how resourceful we can become in times of huge fear-mongering and when there may be less funds and resources available to draw upon. This includes becoming smarter about purchases and investments in general, and doing more research into the nature of the corporations that we pour money into.

Leo Full Moon 2/8/20 – Creative Bursts and a New Sense of Hope

The Full Moon on February 8th/9th is 20 degrees of Leo, forming a fire trine to Mars in Sagittarius. There is passionate energy surging up from the depths of being, which seeks for myriad forms of expression. Moods may be wildly fluctuating but whatever the circumstances may be there is a growing sense of hope beginning to shine through the darkness and turmoil that so many have been experiencing as of late.

The Moon is in conjunction to the fixed star Merak, signaling increased motivation to move out of stagnant situations. It also forms a conjunction to fixed star Ras Elasid Australis, whose stellar influence may empower us to bring forth our unique gifts. Enthusiasm is replacing apathy. Courage is growing out of a genuine desire to succeed. 

During this time Mercury is approaching Neptune, slowing down to turn Retrograde in Pisces, so it may be difficult to get a clear read on certain confusing issues. Paradoxically, psychic impressions are so vivid right now that the challenge could be trusting what that inner radar is picking up on and what specific actions our intuition is suggesting that we take. Mercury Retrograde begins on February 16th, backing into Aquarius on March 4th and stations Direct on March 9th. It will reenter Pisces on March 16th and complete its transit here by April 11th. This is the time to dream bigger than usual because dreams, wishes and ideas are where many tangible changes begin.

Meanwhile, Jupiter is beginning to form a sextile to Neptune (February 20th) and a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn (exact on April 4th). These aspects are part of what is propelling us forward in a very trying year so far. Jupiter in harmony with Neptune broadens the scope of what is possible in what seems like the most impossible to improve areas of life. Imagination coupled with the willingness to try something new is often what leads to creative problem solving and breakthrough. Jupiter joined with Pluto is prompting radical change in the areas where things have gotten so extremely unbearable that there is no more tolerance left for some of the things that are draining our life force energy. This could imply a battle with someone or something that will simply not go out without a fight. It could also make us a bit more daring in what we choose to take on, with less fear of failure or mistakes.

Venus is also moving into conjunction with Chiron in Aries at the time of the Full Moon. Again what is being pointed toward is a pain threshold that is being reached. This is the kind of pain, often emotional in nature, that can kill the faint of heart. However, an unexpected gift is emerging from this long-standing pain and it is going to become very valuable in the future. For those survivors still hanging on, congratulate yourself for being a brave soul withstanding the feeling of being whipped around by tremendous forces on this planet.

The New Moon in Pisces and Massive Adjustments

The New Moon was 15 degrees of Pisces this morning (March 6th PST). A conjunction to Pisces’ ruling planet Neptune has been greatly intensified the energy surrounding this week and day. Neptune is the planet of higher aspirations, visions and sometimes confusion and deception. Pisces can be wise and compassionate or a martyr and one who avoids facing reality.

In addition, Mercury just went Retrograde at the last degree of Pisces on March 5th and Uranus has made it’s re-entry into the earth sign of Taurus where it will transit until April of 2026. Shocks, reversals and changes of plans have been occurring and may still be expected during the next few days.

This New Moon is a rather intense one. It squares it’s original planetary ruler Jupiter which is currently transiting Sagittarius. Some of the themes that may be widely experienced and may need to be dealt with immediately are a trespassing of boundaries, extreme narcissism, thievery, manipulation, emotional blackmail. Some may be drawn more toward tending of those who are sick, homeless or otherwise destitute.

Whatever is happening during this time requires some major adjustments and probably a few upgrades. Positive manifestations could include creative inspiration, generosity, fertility, prosperity, emotional release and spiritual attunement. Things should mellow out a bit this weekend when the Moon enters Taurus, especially Sunday and Monday.

Mercury Retrograde Nov-Dec 2018

Wondering why there has been a bit of a break-down in communication and electronic appliances during the past few days? Since October 27th, the planet Mercury has been in the pre-shadow phase before turning Retrograde on November 16th until December 6th. When Retrograde, mistakes and mix-ups are more likely to occur or become widely noticed in general. This phenomenon happens three to four times every year, for approximately three weeks at a time. During these phases, Mercury is simply moving slower in its orbit, which produces the optimal illusion of moving backward in the sky from our perspective on earth.

This planet astrologically relates to all things pertaining to the brain, the mind and their various functions, including nerve impulses which are basically waves of electrical activity that travel through the body to protect and guide it throughout the day. It also influences electronics, automobiles and transportation, and certain metals including mercury. No wonder that computer programs and internet pages often seem to go haywire at this time! Because of Mercury’s influence over the mind, depression can set in for many. This period of time is geared more toward introspection and review than it is new beginnings and outer activities. That is not to say that such activities are doomed to fail but that there is a definite advantage to “thinking twice” before making major decisions, going with the flow and observing instead of pushing for results.

Mercury was named after the Roman god of merchants, travel and theivery who came to be synonymous with Hermes, the fleet-footed messenger of the Greek gods. This was a mischievous god who always had tricks up his sleeves, hidden in his cloak or helmet. The planet seems to function in a similar way, ruling over speech but favoring speed. Put those two together and you can understand why Mercury Retrograde causes so much confusion and misunderstanding for people. Mercury is the planetary ruler of two signs, Gemini and Virgo. For this and other reasons his tricks often seem to appear in pairs. One of the less discussed aspects of Mercury is that due to his clever nature he can help to figure out creative ways of making money.

This time around, Mercury will be Retrograde in Sagittarius, moving back into Scorpio on December 2nd. The subject matter of many conversations are very dramatic and imaginations are running wild. People might seem more dogmatic, hot-tempered and scattered over the next few weeks. The first couple of weeks of December may seem especially volatile. To understand how Mercury might affect your daily affairs overall check the house in your birth chart that it will be transiting and any planets it may come into contact with.

There is a lot more than Mercury Retrograde bearing a strong influence at this time but that is for another post!

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Above is a photo of a metal plate featuring the fleet-footed Mercury, in the Rijks museum in the Netherlands.

Mercury Retro Recreation, Arts, & Crafts

Things become much more manageable and also fun when things are lumped into piles that can be addressed one at a time, although Mercury, or Murphy’s Law does not always seem to allow such organization to take place. Some of us do this automatically without question. Instinct or intuition guides us to take actions that simplify our life and increase productivity. Some of us need a little push or a nudge to become more resourceful and efficient.  A few need a disaster to shake them out of a rut. Some just don’t have a clue as to where to begin.

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Here are a few suggested piles to play with:

Clear-up Pile – What kind of piles can you gather up to get rid of – as in throw away, destroy, burn, bury, delete, zap, discontinue? You can make one giant Clear-up Pile or several ones under different categories. Any junk accumulating in the kitchen, closet, or basement? Soda cans on the beach? Trash on the widewalk? Papers, papers, and more papers? Excess email? When you do this kind of thing voluntarily instead of wait for a necessity or disaster to force you into it, it can actually be enjoyable. I like to put on a favorite album and clear away to my heart’s content! When things get really deep and disconcerting, Tangerine Dream helps me get through the cinematic horrors of my clutter.

Donate Pile – It’s true that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure. Sometimes the garbage we keep could benefit someone else. There is something in your life right now – out of sight, out of mind, but its space is definitely being rented in your energetic field. You don’t love it. You don’t use it. You don’t wear it. For God’s sake you don’t even look at it. Why on Earth do you hold onto it? An ugly watch that a relative gave you on Christmas? An unwanted pair of jeans with rhinestones on the back pockets? An old pot or pan way in the back corner of a cabinet that hasn’t seen light in about 7 years? Might be time to grab a cardboard box and start creating your Donate Pile.

Fix-it Pile – This pile is one of my favorites. Another name for it could be “When-I-get-to-it-Pile”. It is the pile of things that may be collected throughout the year until there is enough time to address the items contained in it. See, we don’t have to wait for a bunch of things to break down on us all at once to think in terms of adjustment. There could be a favorite barrette that broke, a blade that needs sharpening, a guitar bridge that needs repair, you get the idea. The things in this pile are not in need of urgent attention but they are useful and worth taking the time and effort to fix or get fixed. So, if you have your Fix-it pile together, take your pick get down to it.

Exchange Pile – This is another fun pile, because you have a choice in whether to donate the stuff inside to a charity or or meet up with someone that has things they are also willing to part with you might find useful. In Sonoma county, many women I know love to throw what’s called a “Clothing Exchange Party”. Women bring clothes and other odds & ends they don’t wear or use anymore and just have a field day picking and choosing from a giant pile or exchanging items in mini piles. The party atmosphere may be enhanced with snacks, music, and special beverages.

Scrap Pile – Scraps can come from fabric used in sewing, construction papers used in crafts, old crayons, cracked garden pots, wrapping paper from gifts received, random ornaments, acorns, copper wires, bones, little whatnots and thingamajigs. Instead of throwing away ribbons and other pretty accents you can save them for future arts and crafts. I mean, don’t go overboard with this and turn an entire room into a scrap pile (unless your profession is directly related to turning scraps into art). One box is sufficient. It can be whatever size box you choose. There is a great sense of satisfaction that comes with turning scraps into art.

Just as the physical body needs circulation to function properly, so does the environment that we inhabit. You might come up with your own kind of piles that work better for you. The point is to make way for creative inspiration to flow with ease.