“A bluebird standing at the door of a house”
So here we are at our last eclipse, which is a door, threshold or gateway through one the most important and impactful years of our lives. Eclipses always symbolically bring change; endings and new beginnings. Solar Eclipses are powerful New Moons too, pointing to a new cycle beginning.In addition, as our Sun’s light and electro- magnetic energy is literally obstructed by the Moon, there is created an opportunity to re-set our worlds.
In Mutable Sagittarius there is the theme of light, or inspiration that we must cultivate, even as we reflect on what we have lost. There is no going back now, It’s time for the new, time for change, time for reform. Themes at play in the dance of our conscious, interactive worlds are reflected Astrologically by the movement and position of the “social planets” Saturn and Jupiter. Jupiter as the Ruler of our Eclipse is huddled between Saturn and Planetary re-birther Pluto. Neptune beams it’s murky light to our luminaries too, continuing the surreal quality of our life, even as we imagine a better future. Mercury is combust and conjuncts the lights, and South Node, letting go of old thought forms is the way!
The need for the recognition of union, for expansion and transcendence in our collective and personal worlds is hugely emphasized by our current Astrology as is flexibility and willingness to change. Saturn sits at its anaretic degree, but will move within Days to Aquarius, with Jupiter to follow. The movement from Capricorn to Aquarius- which we are beginning to see, will point us toward the new. There is no going back.
Especially for the United States, whose symbolic “ birth chart” includes Pluto in Capricorn and in its sibly chart- Sagittarius rising – it is time to fight against structural imbalances and re-birth ourselves.
There have been many memes and articles “out there” noting the connections between todays Astrology and pivotal moments in time that also correspond to today’s fight for reform, renewal, and a revising of our social and political structures.
For those in the United States-consider this also:
The United States is currently experiencing it’s Pluto return- not exact till 2022 but still in orb (close) and applying (moving towards) this is a critical opportunity to die and be reborn reflected in the NOW.
Pluto in Capricorn corresponds to times of critical shifts in power structures (Birth of United States, French Revolution in late 1700s, Luther’s Reformation in 1500s etc.)
Saturn in Aquarius WAS last experienced in 1991-1993, yes this WAS the time of the Rodney King Beating trial in which entire communities across the United States erupted from the buildup of injustices.
Uranus was in Taurus last during the Depression of the 1930s and early WWII, however tremendous reforms also were created (New Deal, Social Security etc.)
Neptune in Pisces was experienced last just prior to the civil war, when the Confederacy formed (1847-1862).
Ok, this MAY sound a little intense, scary but consider this. This year we have been, experiencing massive crisis, death and dis-order. The Universe, in its intelligent movement and design is always changing, turning and moving.
The Great “Mutation”, the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius is finally HERE on the Solstice, in one week. This heralds a new 200 year epoch of Saturn and Jupiter conjunctions in the element of Air. The last time our social planets connected here was at the beginning of the Renaissance! With a new Epoch of Air in Astrology, information, ideas, concepts, communication are highlighted. Aquarius, with Saturn as traditional ruler is the energetic form of freedom orientated group ideals and collective structures formed on concepts (potentially) of equality. We may be in the Age of Aquarius truly now.
The Solstice leads the way.
The Bluebird of Happiness is a symbol of what CAN be, focus on this during the next days!
For those that are worried, here is an affirmation for this Solstice:
I am ___________
I am trusting in the flow of the universe, and am strong, safe and faithful amidst change.*
*excerpted from my July 2020 solar eclipse report.