NATURAL RHYTHMS CONSULTING

COSMIC WEATHER

The  beginning of something has significance, and what happens in the sky relates to what happens on Earth.  The process of individuation involves working with the personal planets, moving through the asteroid belt, then on to the trends of the social planets, with Saturn as the first level of boundary.  Balancing the benefits of these key ingredients, and moving through the acculturated limitations allows the crossing of the Centaur bridge where Chiron leads to the transpersonal planets; here, Pluto as the second level boundary. The transpersonal planets are challenging bodies, requiring awakening, flow, and presence before integration and groundedness push out to the new level boundary, Sedna.   Understanding these dynamic energies, as demonstrated through the ever-changing cosmic weather, allows a greater ability to live connected to purpose and meaning.

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The Sun is the Invincible Spirit. So great is this universal wonder that it must come in small doses, distributed as it travels around the Zodiac over the course of a year.  The Sun's position symbolizes the active presence of the Divine.   The Sun is currently in the sign of Capricorn.  Having spent the last few weeks in South Declination,  moving fast and creating very short days to rest and reflect, the Sun will begin its ascent and the days grow longer.

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The Moon is the Receiver, catching emotional attachments, hooks, and patterns.  The Moon receives and moves through her angular relationship with the Sun over the course of the month.  The Moon delights in shape-shifting, and  delights in the repetitive ebb and flow from night to day,  from New to Full in predictable sequence.  She reflects  the Sun's invincible spirit through her silver light.  We see this dance every month, beginning at the New Moon, timed for the Moon's alignment with the Sun. The  alignment connects Soul with Spirit.  The second December  New Moon occurs with Sun and Moon aligned at 12 + Capricorn. With the fire, started by a spark in 100 mile winds blasting the news out of Boulder, Colorado,  the bone-chilling Sabian Symbol at this degree reads as follows: Beneath snow clad peaks, a fire worshipper meditates.  

HIGHLIGHTS 2020-23

We remain in the integration phase of the Jupiter square to Neptune of 2019 , and the Saturn conjunct Pluto of January 13, 2020, at the node of Saturn.  These aspects  set the tone for the global pause.  Historic 2019 and 2020 are now over; historic 2021, with its 3-time Saturn-Uranus square, is now over, but the reverberations are still being felt as aftershocks appearing as the protracted pandemic that continues  to disrupt and push for change. In the United States, the pressure continues to be applied to the US Pluto position of 27 +  Capricorn.  The transcendent structures exposed as necessary will be tested, as we are called to create the future.  As CEOs know, transformation is never easy.  It takes time and focus to yield results. 

THE ECLIPSE SEASONS 

Eclipses occur in pairs or trios, and the effect can be felt two weeks prior to the first one as things heat up,  the weeks between, and two weeks after the last one.  This is called the Eclipse Season.  In 2021, there are two  Eclipse Seasons.   The  energies can be touched off at various times before or after the actual event, by transit of the Moon's nodal axis, or by the Sun, Moon, or Mars.   Solar eclipses occur at New Moons, when the Moon covers or blocks the Sun, and casts a  shadow on the Earth's surface.   Lunar eclipses occur at Full Moons, when the  Earth passes between the opposing Sun and the Moon creating a shadow across the Full Moon.  The exactitude of the alignment defines the type (total, annular, partial, appulse).   Eclipses resonate  at different levels of consciousness.  Solar eclipses suggest beginnings; Lunar eclipses suggest endings.  Because the Sol-Lunar alignment involve the Moon's nodal axis, eclipses have a "destiny" quality to them. While there is a personal impact, with the position in the zodiac  determining focus, the mundane impact is obvious in the making of  history. Eclipses are also considered "active" for 6 months.  Listed below are  the still active 2021  eclipses,  as well as the upcoming eclipses for 2022.

  • November 19, 2021      Partial  Lunar      27 TA 14     After: Feb. 15-16, 2022
  • December 4, 2021        Total Solar           12 SA 22      Before: April 7-8, 2021

  • April 30, 2022               Partial Solar      10 TA 28      After: Jan. 10-11 2023
  • May 16, 2022                  Total Lunar       25 SC 18      Before: March 3-4, 2022
  • Oct. 25, 2022                  Partial Solar         2 SC 00     After: June 23, 2023
  • Nov. 8, 2022                   Total Lunar        16  TA 00    Before: Aug. 22, 2022

PLANETARY LOCATIONS

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 Mercury  is the communicator.    Mercury has 3-4 Retrograde (Rx) cycles every year, each lasting approximately 3 weeks, and each offering a period of reflection, recalibration, revision, and resolution, as Mercury and the Sun exchange the message of a particular degree of the Zodiac.  At this New Moon, Mercury is Direct at 0 + Aquarius, having entered the shadow arc (24+ CP - 10  AQ).  Mercury turns  Rx on January 14 at 10+ AQ. Free thinking, lofty ideas necessitate a measure of responsibility. 

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Venus refines, evaluates, and strives to make ideals real.  Her cycle is complex and mysterious, beginning while Retrograde as an Evening Star, moving through conjunctions with the Sun, and shifting from Evening Star to Morning Star, and back. This cycle recalibrates Venus' relationship to the Sun.  When an Evening Star--calm, mature, settled, and knowing her brilliance (as Venus is best seen outside the clutch of the Sun) she begins her new cycle.  Venus turned entered the shadow arc (11 + CP-26 +CP)  on November 18, 2021, and turned  Rx at  26+ Capricorn on December 19, 2021.  She has been pairing up with Pluto, and is  currently at 22 + Capricorn, Rx.  With Venus Rx, it is a time of evaluation and consideration of values.  She will turn Direct on January 29, 2022, to rush into love and life for 9 months,  restored and clear, epitomizing the feminine as the container of gestation.

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Mars is the warrior on a mission, with  energy that can pierce and penetrate in swift motion. At this New Moon, Mars is located at 14 + Sagittarius,   Mars continues to  assert his status as an internal warrior. What is the mission?  Truth!  

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Jupiter, the planet of expansion, has moved, Direct, into 0+ Pisces at this New Moon.  Jupiter is heading towards a conjunction with co-ruler Neptune in April. 

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Saturn is the  planet that sets limitations and boundaries, while insisting on karmic payback.  During 2021, Saturn squared  off with Uranus three times.  The first contact was Feb. 17 at 7 + Aquarius/Taurus. The second contact was  June 14 at 13 + Aquarius/Taurus, and the third was on December 24th at 11+ Aquarius/Taurus.   Blending the old with the new, integrating, and retrieving/reclaiming what is important is the theme.   Saturn is Direct at 12 + Aquarius, on Neptune's heliocentric planetary node.  Deepest dreams, ideals, and spirituality will be put to the test for grounding. 

URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO

The outer planets push us toward the transpersonal and provide a collective container for consciousness development.  The twists and turns of these bodies facilitate our evolution, sometimes disturbing the  peace of mind.  Uranus, the Awakener, transforms.  Uranus entered the sign of Taurus in March, 2019, and will remain there for the next 7 years, pointing to practicalities and resources.  2021 highlights two active players in the shift in consciousness, Uranus and Saturn.  They made a square three times in 2021, as mentioned above.   This is energy that  breaks traditions, calibrates revolutionary ideas, and emerges with new and practical solutions,  as the old is integrated with the new.  This is a time when potential brilliance can be  grounded and brought to Earth. Uranus is at 10+ Taurus, Rx until January 19. Disruption remains in the field.

Nebulous Neptune transcends,  bringing  the vicissitudes of the tides forward to be dissolved. Neptune is diving further into the oceanic fog where the  gems of spiritual truths can surface.  Neptune's ethereal nature continues to deliver the surreal dreamlike kaleidoscope of the shifting reality.  Neptune turned Direct on  December 2 and will meet up with  co-ruler, Jupiter, on April 9-17, 2022 at 23-24 Pisces. This is a time when confusion can be expanded into a deeper spirituality, with compassion and  profound healing. Jupiter is now at 0 + Pisces.

Unequivocal Pluto aligns with the principle of metamorphosis.  Small but mighty, this Dwarf Planet has been  steamrolling the reality we once knew, ensuring with the added strength of Saturn and Jupiter that transcendent structures have been formed to create a "before and after" awareness. Pluto is inching closer to the 27 + Capricorn position of the US Pluto, which will connect for three  contacts:  February 20, July 11, and Dec. 28, 2022.  Pluto is currently Direct at   25+ Capricorn, with Venus approaching to soften the brutality we've been enduring.

THE LUNAR NODES

The transiting Lunar Nodes  travel Rx through the Zodiac, and function in polarity.  Rudhyar described the nodal line as a fateful, destined space.  Working to generate awareness of social and global impact, the Nodal Axis is currently at  1+ Gemini/Sagittarius. We continue gathering data;  we continue the quest for truth.  The nodal axis moves into Taurus/Scorpio, shifting the focus to stability and depth,  on January 18, 2022. 

OTHER DWARF PLANETS

Ceres, associated with fertility and agriculture, is located  in the Asteroid Belt between Mars and Jupiter.  With an orbit of  4.6 years, Ceres is currently at 28 + Taurus, Rx.  Lying in the Kuiper Belt as a TransNeptunian Object, Eris, with her 559 year orbit around the Sun, is associated with  the strife and discord that emerges in the quest for justice. Eris  is currently at 23 + Aries, Rx, squaring Pluto.  Eris will move into Taurus in 2044.  Another TransNeptunian Object,  Sedna orbits the Sun in 11,408 years, and is associated with  evolutionary consciousness. Sedna is currently situated at  28 + Taurus Rx, in the vicinity of the Pleiades/Seven Weeping Sisters fixed star cluster.  Sedna moves into Gemini in 2024.