Can you feel it?
The lessening of pressure. The breath of fresh air. The sensation of unwinding and rewinding.
What’s that about?
Working backwards, Taurus time had us stress baking, Aries time had us railing against the system, Pisces time brought confusion and difficulties with keeping proper boundaries. Social distancing commenced as the Sun and Saturn entered fixed air Aquarius. The New Year greeted the world with a 5 planet Capricorn stellium and a somber tone. Jupiter and Pluto remain in Capricorn. Earth energy pressurizing and weighing on us.
With the recent retrogrades, we’re returning to an earlier time. Restrictions are beginning to be lifted. Alternate side of the street parking has returned to NYC.
April 25, 2020 Pluto Stations Retrograde until Oct 4, 2020 Station Direct
May 10, 2020 Saturn Stations Retrograde until Sept 28, 2020
May 13, 2020 Venus Stations Retrograde until June 25, 2020 Station Direct
May 14, 2020 Jupiter Stations Retrograde until Sept 12, 2020 Station Direct
When a retrograde planet stations direct and begins to move out from the degrees of the retrograde shadow, we regain perspective. Take note of the dates above to see when perspective shifted and will shift again. Now we can collectively catch our breath and prepare for the long haul in late summer/early autumn.
We are informed by making another lap, back tracking to where we have been to get closer to the issue. When planets appear to retrograde, they are essentially coming closest to the Earth. This proximity is experienced as an intensification which can scramble our bearings.
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs – yours is the Earth. (Rudyard Kipling- Capricorn Sun/Jupiter, Gemini Moon/MC)
We return to see what we missed the first time. Back to the scene of the crime, the spleen of the chyme, the queen of the prime, the keen of the mime, the blade of the mind. It is Gemini time and we will have a month ahead of wit and wisecracks, repartee, ripostes and raillery.
The point of these aphorisms is a re-minder to use this limited period of freedom wisely. Don’t run with scissors. The handling of all keen edges requires training and experience. Now the Sun, Mercury, Venus and the North Node are in Gemini, the sign of mutable air, the most movable and airiest of air. The energy is kinetic, curious, mental and frantic. Gemini time is about games, not of chance, but of learning and development.
Create. Relate. Participate. Collaborate. Be inspired and inspiring.
Look to more Air ahead. Jupiter will conjoin Saturn at 0° Aquarius on the Winter Solstice, the first day in the sign of Capricorn. December 21, 2020 is the official start of the next Jupiter/Saturn great conjunction, a 200-year elemental cycle that expresses the arc of time.
We are now in an Earth cycle which was preceded by a Fire cycle and will be followed by the coming Air cycle. During an Earth cycle material practicalities occupy us: farming, mining, development of land, attainment of wealth, and creation of societal structures.
Before a cycle ends, there is a 20-year toe dip of the next cycle that tests the waters to give a preliminary view through the keyhole of time. Our 20-year sneak peak of Air occurred from 1980-2000 when computers and the internet came to the fore. As the 200-year cycle of Air approaches, we are already seeing the upswing of online and cellular technology as the primary mode of communication.
We will need mental acuity for what comes next. Sharpen your sword.