There is a song called “Turn..Turn..Turn”. The words are relevant today as much as they were back in the 50’s when it was written. I have been singing this song for the past few days. The words resonating with what we are experiencing.
Rewind, repeat and move forward into a somewhat unknown future; it is critical that we look to the past. We have been here before. This is happening due to the fact that astrology is based on cycles. The planets move through the zodiac closing doors and opening others as it shines a light on the area it is moving through. Some planets stay in one area for a while; others leave and return at a quicker pace. There are planets bringing benefits and others bringing challenges, changes and even destruction of the old; if that becomes necessary. At this very powerful time to be on this beautiful earth plane, there are two very important planets bringing the chaos we are experiencing. Saturn and Pluto.
Pluto (planet that brings deep transformation through the complete death and, if necessary, destruction of old ways of being) in 2008 returned to the sign of Capricorn. Pluto’s cycle is approximately 248 years. 2008 is when we experienced the beginning of the breakdown of all the structures that run our world. From politics to climate to health care to the financial systems to education to religion. The most recent pandemic which I am calling an “Awakening” is part of this Pluto transit. A powerful breakdown we had not experienced during our lifetime. The last time Pluto was positioned in Capricorn was 1762 to 1778. The American Revolution and the making of America. This is when the founding fathers who penned the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were hoping to create a democracy. The dictionary explains democracy: The definition of democracy is a form of government in which the common people hold political power and can rule either directly or through elected representatives. An example of democracy at work is in the United States, where people have political freedom and equality.
One would assume by now, we would and could be living in peace and harmony with each other, at least in our country. We are supposed to be the example for the world on how to live with equality, freedom and equanimity. We have had over 200 years and now with Pluto opening the door to see what we have accomplished, it is obvious that a breakdown and dismantling of much of what those structures represented is imminent.
The second important astrological event is the return of Saturn to Aquarius. It entered Aquarius in March of 2020 and will remain here to July of 2020 and again from December of 2020 to late 2023. Saturn is (the planet that brings challenges, lessons and finally rewards). It has a 30 year cycle and was last in Aquarius from 1991-1993. Also from 1962-1964 and from 1932-1935. During these different periods, apartheid was dismantled, the Civil Rights Act was signed and we saw the Great Depression which then brought social security, government changes and the regulation of banks. This is also when we experienced the Rodney King riots. We need to ask ourselves what did we learn from these experiences? What were the lessons and have we reaped the rewards? If we have learned would we still be rioting, protesting and rebelling everywhere in the world where there is still so much inequality.
We must pay attention to these powerful astrological cycles. When the planets shine a light on an area through a specific sign of the zodiac, there is a purpose. The purpose is to support us by bringing the events necessary for us to take the right kind of action to live a richer and more sustainably aware life. We do this when act in responsible ways. Protest is positive. Rebellion, at times, is necessary when it has a purpose and an end bringing positive results.
Saturn in Aquarius demands justice and equanimity for all people. New systems making sense for where we are and the number of people who must be taken care of . Recognizing that we cannot sustain this much pressure on our beautiful mother earth. We must ask, again and again, how is equality measured?
We must each take responsibility to find ways to live our own personal life with more accountability. Take care of our physical bodies and pay attention to our carbon footprint. Practice non-judgment. Come up with new ways of living where we can see the goodness of our actions. Step up to the next rung of the spiritual ladder. Consciousness is needed. Purposeful positive action is needed. We cannot depress others for our gain.
Look for Capricorn and Aquarius in your Sacred Birth Chart. This is where you will find your own personal journey to becoming a more consciously aware human being. This is where you can take the actions necessary to thrive in our brave new world.
As always I am here to honor and support you with my astrological insights and recommendations. Call me or email me or text me for your personal session. I am offering specials through the summer. Zoom or in person.
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Be well and safe. Maria Francesca, Your Astrological Light Beacon