Saturn dips into Aquarius: March 22 — July 1, 2020, initiating Saturn square Uranus
Saturn leaves Capricorn for a few months, creating a little more distance between Saturn and Pluto. While these two planets take a break from sharing the same sign, many are experiencing a decreased level of alarm related to the pandemic (sensibly or not, we will find out later) and the dark Saturn-Pluto themes of fear and confinement. At the same time we are getting a taste of what the next couple of years may be like. For most of 2021 and 2022 we will be embroiled in another powerful planetary alignment: Saturn in Aquarius square Uranus in Taurus. This transit could be described as the status quo power structures (Saturn) poised in a tug of war (square) with the voices for radical change (Uranus) to confront and uproot racial injustice, economic injustice, environmental injustice, and all other forms of systemic institutionalized oppression and bondage. We are seeing a strong uprising against the horrific brutalities that commonly occur against people of color (George Floyd being a last straw). And this is just the beginning, virus or not. I am finding myself grieving deeply about the pain my beloved brothers and sisters of color have endured for centuries. Mercifully this is now once again becoming too flagrant for white people to ignore. Along with the grief, my heart is also rejoicing as I watch the ubiquitous inequities come to light more visibly for white people to see. Seeds of real change are being planted now correlating with this transit. It is a square, so no surprise, change and reform will not happen without great struggle...
Current Eclipses: June 5, June 21, and July 5, 2020
We can thank these eclipses for helping to usher in, highlight, and spotlight things that are normally hidden (to white people that is, in this case). Eclipses are ultra potent lunations. New Moons and especially Full Moons are always impactful and emotional, but eclipses amplify the power and volatility of our emotions.
Venus Retrograde: May 13 — June 25, 2020
Venus, the planet of love, also rules justice (people with a Libra emphasis in their chart can testify to this), because advocating for justice is love in action. Venus is currently retrograde — offering us this opportune time to reflect on the pandemic of systemic injustice that is sickening and killing so many. We have a lot of work to do to attempt to make amends and to heal. Unless we are continually remembering and recognizing our lack of awareness, lack of sensitivity, and lack of education about our country’s present and not so distant history, then we are part of the problem. The first step is to acknowledge the truth. Then we must have authentic empathy and be willing to listen and hear with an open heart. Empathy, listening, vulnerable sharing, love… This is Venus territory. Retrograde times encourage us and sometimes force us to make corrections and figure out how to make things right.
Mars in Pisces: May 14 — June 28, 2020
How does Mars, the warrior, navigate and fight while in the sensitive, emotional, and oceanic oneness of Pisces waters? We are seeing it unfold before our eyes in gut wrenching and beautiful ways. We are all being called to stand up to and overcome anything within ourselves or within society that fails to reflect the unity of humanity as a whole. We can only forget or pretend to be in our own little world separate from one another, but in Pisces it is impossible to ignore the pain of the collective. Pisces reminds us we are all connected, we are all one. And Mars is impelling us to fight for liberty and justice for all. We have to transform those meaningful words from the tragic hypocrisy they have come to represent, into a present lived reality.
(Art by Quote Fancy)