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, with Pluto as the second level boundary. These 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 entered Aquarius  on January 20, 2020, at 9:55 AM EST.  Aquarius is a head-space.  Think future. 

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The Moon is the Receiver.  As the Sun energizes her, she receives and moves through her angular relationship with him over the course of the month.  She delights in shape-shifting.  She delights in the repetitive ebb and flow from night to day,  from New to Full in predictable sequence.  She delights in being able to portray 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 soul connects with spirit.  The January  New Moon occurred on January 24, 2020  4:42 PM EST at 4+ Aquarius.  The  Sabian Symbol reads as follows:  A world leader is seen guided by his ancestors' spirits.  This moon underscores the quest for freedom and change, as we continue building transcendent structures through 2020.

HIGHLIGHTS 2020-2023
Saturn and Pluto will join up with the Sun on Jan. 13, 2020 at 22 degrees Capricorn on the node of Saturn, with Jupiter not far behind.  On a mundane level,  the pressure is being  applied to the US Pluto position of 27 + Capricorn.  
Opportunities for change abound as the business of leadership and the socio-political-economic structures  whirl into the vortex of evolution.  On a personal level, the body, soul, and spirit require endurance, as the  emphasis is on building transcendent structures, however this manifests internally or externally. 

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 2020, we have three 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, where the Moon blocks the Sun, and the Moon's shadow crosses the Earth's surface.   Lunar eclipses occur at Full Moons, where the  Earth blocks the Sun, and the Earth's shadow is entered by the Moon.  The exactitude of the alignment defines the type (total, partial, etc.)   Eclipses resonate  at different levels of consciousness.  Solar  eclipses suggest beginnings; Lunar eclipses suggest endings.  Because they involve the Moon's nodal axis, they have a "destiny" quality to them.  The position in the zodiac will determine the domain;   if you have planetary placements at the degrees, you will be called to growth.   The dates for 2020 are listed below: 

  • December  26, 2019   Annular Solar     4 CP 07         Impact felt after: March 22, 2020.  
  • January 10, 2020       Appulse Lunar     20 CN 00    Impact felt before:  May  4-5, 2019

  •  June 5, 2020              Appulse Lunar     15 SG 34     Impact felt after: March 1, 2021
  • June 21, 2020             Annular Solar       00 CN 22    Impact felt before: April 25-26, 2020
  • July 5, 2020                Appulse Lunar      13 CP 38     Impact felt before: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2019

  • November 30, 2020  Appulse Lunar        8 GE 38    Impact felt after:  August 6, 2021  
  • December 14, 2020    Total Solar             23 SG 08   Impact felt before: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2020

PLANETARY LOCATIONS

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 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.  Mercury's Rx periods for 2020 are:  February 16 (12 + Pisces-March 9;  June 17  (14 + Cancer)-July 11; and October 13 (11 + Scorpio)-November 3.  Not far from the Sun, currently Mercury is Direct at 13 + Aquarius. Again, think future.

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The Venus 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. It allows Venus to recalibrate her 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.  We are currently in the Venus cycle that began at the retrograde October 5, 2018 at 10 Scorpio 50.  Here Venus is at her detriment, not particularly social, but diving deep to weigh out the work of Jupiter's journey through Scorpio in 2018.   Currently, Venus is a Direct Evening Star.   When the Sun sets, Venus becomes visible, shining brilliantly for the next few months.  She will begin her new cycle  on May 13, 2020, when she turns Rx at 21 + Gemini.  Currently, Venus, at 13 +Pisces, is aligning with Neptune at 16 + Pisces. 

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Mars will also have a Rx cycle this year, while at 28 + AR September-November.   Mars moved into Sagittarius on January 3, 2020, and is marching with forward thrust, taking quick action, making a lot of noise, and wanting his  opinions, shouted in the form of managerial commands, heard.  Currently, he is at 14 + Sagittarius.  

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Jupiter  is currently at 12 + Capricorn, not far from Pluto and Saturn.  Jupiter aligns  with Pluto  three times (in early April, at the end of June, and the end of November)  before  joining Saturn in Aquarius at the Winter Solstice, 2020. 

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Saturn is at home now, in the earthy, grounded  sign of Capricorn.   Saturn reveals that  practicalities are necessary, and shows the cracks in the foundation, which require repair through effort, and karmic resolution.  Now Direct, Saturn  has moved past the conjunction with the South Node, and past the conjunction with Pluto. Saturn moves into Aquarius  on March 21, 2020, two days after the Spring Equinox.  This significant ingress at the significant degree offers a preview of  the longed for arrival of the  Aquarian Age at the end of the year, when joining with Jupiter.

URANUS, NEPTUNE, PLUTO, and the NORTH NODE:  Twists and Turns  

The outer planets push us toward the transpersonal realm of consciousness. The twists and turns of these bodies facilitate our evolution, sometimes disturbing peace of mind.  Uranus, the Awakener, currently Direct at  2 +Taurus. Uranus will remain in the sign of Taurus for the next 7 years.  We are waking up now to the issues of the earth. 

Nebulous Neptune, bringing the vicissitudes of the tides forward, is now Direct at 16 +  Pisces.  Oceanic, it brings fog as well as rhythm and depth.  Neptune's ethereal nature continues to dissolve and deliver  vision in a dreamlike kaleidoscope of colors and shapes. 

Unequivocal Pluto is currently Direct  at 23 + Capricorn.   Changes will continue to take form in transcendent structures that serve to shift perspectives into a sense of before and after. 

Rudhyar described the nodal line as a fateful space. The transiting North Node of the Moon continues its Rx motion on the Cancer-Capricorn polarity.  The North Node is currently  at 8+ degrees Cancer. The various plays of the outer planets have been driving home the need to review the past,  release entrenched, enmeshed patterns, integrate transpersonal energies,  and expand the limits of what is possible.  These energies  are working together to purify all that is not truly authentic. 

SEDNA lies beyond Saturn's Chaldean boundary, and beyond Pluto's transpersonal boundary.  As the new outermost planet in our solar system, Sedna represents a new boundary,  a new world order, one related to a spiritual evolutionary consciousness.  Sedna is moving Rx  at 27+ Taurus, at the Pleiades/Seven Weeping Sisters Fixed Star Cluster (29  degrees of Taurus).  The Seven Sisters have something to cry about: pouring into consciousness is the idea that the greatest problems plaguing the earth right now are climate, food, and health.   Sedna moves into Gemini in 2024.