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Astrology Transits April 2020 -The Gift and the Shadow

All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.Leo Tolstoy

Life has taken a big turn since the last time I touched base with everyone via this newsletter. Someone compared our current situation to “watching a bizarre sci-fi movie,” which it certainly feels like sometimes. Because so much of our collective attention is focused on the COVID-19 crisis and the resultant financial insecurity, I am going to spend part of this newsletter astrologically addressing that phenomena.

First to set the stage: 

  • Neptune rules the immune system, influenza, danger through contagious disease and influenza-like illnesses.  In its highest light expression, it expresses as compassion for all. In its shadow expression it rules obstruction of the truth, widespread confusion and delusion.
  • Pluto rules viruses, death, the masses and the process of transformation.
  • Uranus and Saturn together rule panic and fear.
  • Mars rules fevers, anger, aggressive action and accelerates conditions.
  • Saturn rules pneumonia, limitation, worry, fear and responsibility.
  • Jupiter rules optimism, excess of all kinds and pneumonia.
  • Gemini and Mercury rule the lungs, pneumonia and lung troubles.
  • Moon rules dropsy, coughs, the masses, change, and fluctuations

It is my belief that the corona virus started on November 28, 2019, when the Moon was opposition Neptune and sextile the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn.  Saturn and Pluto have been moving together in Capricorn for many months.  Those two heavy planets together rule government, business, education and the health care system. Capricorn rules the patriarchy, the 1%ers, and materiality over caring and humanity.

Saturn and Pluto moving together off and on for many months represent a seismic shift that has been slowly building.  I have been watching them for two years.  I knew something life changing was about to happen, but could not determine what it was.  Now I know.

Pluto, the planet of transformation, never projects his energy in a small way.  His energy is more aligned with annihilation — then a process of rebuilding.  Such rebuilding is always more secure and sustainable than the old, crumbling ideas and structures.  Saturn, the planet of limitation and responsibility, lets us know that austerity and responsibility will be needed to bring about this needed transformation.

The Saturn and Pluto energies came into sharp focus on January 12, 2020, when the South Node, Jupiter, Sun, Pluto, Saturn and Mercury were all in Capricorn.  Such a concentration of planets in Capricorn indicate a change in the structural regime, power plays, and the transformation and limitation of everything.

The last super full Moon in Virgo on March 9 opposite the Sun and Neptune in Pisces accelerated the need for healing and ushered in a health and healing crisis.  Pisces rules the immune system and one’s personal vulnerability.  The Virgo full Moon in opposition to Sun and Neptune illuminated the upcoming health crisis.

Our current situation is scary and promotes fear (Saturn), and we question the motives and knowledge of those in control (Pluto).  However, in so many ways, it has a positive overlay.  Our materialistic, alienated way of life was unsustainable, not only for us, but also for the health of Mother Earth herself.  Saturn, and then Mars, now in the air sign of Aquarius, bring a need for connection to others and to our earth.  We truly are our brother’s keepers.  We now realize that our actions can mean life and death for ourselves, for those around us and even to Mother Earth.

Stay safe and reach out to someone in your life by telephone or online. By doing so, you are letting Saturn express his highest good.  Giving in to fear and lack is letting Saturn express in his negative mode. Remember, that every planet, sign and house in astrology has both a positive and a negative meaning.  Now, more than ever, is the time to focus on expressing the positive and minimizing the negative.  Secondly, always remember that nothing can happen to you that is not shown in your birth chart.  Though untold numbers of people will suffer from the current COVID-19 crisis, many, many others will benefit. Be kind to yourself, take precautions and focus on the higher good for all.  Above all, remember the above Tolstoy quote:  “All the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”  The shadows of life serve to make the light even more beautiful.

March 30-April 1:  Mars Enters Aquarius; Mars Conjunct Saturn at 0‑to‑1 Degrees Aquarius.  Saturn entered Aquarius on March 21 and is now joined by Mars.  This is a paradigm-shifting movement and conjunction.  Saturn in Capricorn (often conjunct Pluto) was concerned with government, control, limitation, big business, and ego-driven materiality. Capricorn and Pluto in Capricorn were involved with political parties and common beliefs that structured (Saturn) the beliefs of a society.

Mars activates whatever it touches.  When it was in Capricorn, it activated the aforementioned energies. Now, as Mars moves to Aquarius and conjuncts Saturn, we are being forced to pay attention to where we are as a society and where we want to be.  We are learning that what we do on a daily basis affects all homo sapiens and all other earthly beings.

April 3:  Venus Enters Gemini; Mercury Conjunct Neptune at 19 Degrees Pisces.  Venus in Gemini until August 7, bodes well for communication and negotiations required to work out the massive problems associated with the COVID-19 outbreak.  Venus will turn retrograde at 22 degrees Gemini on May 13.  Venus in Gemini and Mercury conjunct Neptune is a loving, communicative, compassionate energy.  Use this energy to reach out to those who you have been out of touch with for some time or to volunteer in some way. 

April 6-8:  Mars Square Uranus at 4-6 Degrees Aquarius/Taurus; Mercury Sextile Jupiter/Pluto at 22-25 Degrees Pisces/Capricorn. Mars square Uranus signals a feisty, argumentative, chaotic time full of social upheavals, impatience and anger (Mars) around an unstable financial outlook  and conflicting values (Uranus in Taurus).

Mercury sextile Jupiter and Mercury sextile Pluto are wonderful for research and deep diving into possible treatments or cures for COVID-19.

April 7:  Full Moon at 18 Degrees Libra/Aries.  This Libra full Moon is a supermoon.  It is closer to the earth than any other full Moon this year.  Hopefully, we will have a clear sky, as it should be spectacular!

Astrologically, at the time of the Full Moon, Mars (action and aggression) is square Uranus (chaos and upheaval). Expect lots of discord between the federal, state and local governments and much disagreement about the best way to proceed.  Uranus, as the planet of breakthroughs, could force new ways of thinking about problems and new, innovative inventions being tested.

April 13-16:  Sun Square Jupiter/Pluto/Moon at 24-26 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. There could be large mood fluctuations (Moon/Jupiter) and also fluctuations in the need to act (Sun in Aries) versus the need to control situations (Pluto in Capricorn).  Stay calm and do something that you DO have control over.

April 22:  New Moon at 3 Degrees Taurus.  The new Moon in Taurus speaks to our resources and what we value.  It makes a square to Jupiter and Saturn in Capricorn/Aquarius.  The square is about the need to move forward boldly (Jupiter) balanced with the need to do so within the bounds of reality (Saturn).

April 25:  Mercury Square Pluto at 25 Degrees Aries/Capricorn. Lots of mental intensity and troubled thoughts now, with a possible touch of paranoia and overly controlling tendencies.  Not a menu I would be interested in.  Much better to use this time to plan constructive avenues of action under our new reality.

April 26:  Pluto Retrograde at 25 Degrees Capricorn.  Pluto turns retrograde until October 15, 2020.  Next month Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn will also turn retrograde.  It could bring a period of needed respite where we can all catch our breath and re-evaluate the new reality.

April 30:  Mercury Conjunct Uranus at 6 Degrees Taurus. We could experience radical and/or experimental ideas or inventions that lead to a breakthrough.  Money matters may be subject to wild ideas and news, but solutions could also move forward in a surprising way.

Moon Movement During April 2020: Note:  The time of the Moon’s movement into a sign will vary depending on where you live.

April 1: Moon in Cancer
April 2:  Moon enters Leo
April 4:  Moon enters Virgo
April 6:  Moon enters Libra
April 7:  Full Moon at 19 degrees Libra
April 8:  Moon enters Scorpio
April 10:  Moon enters Sagittarius
April 12:  Moon enters Capricorn
April 15:  Moon enters Aquarius
April 17:  Moon enters Pisces
April 20:  Moon enters Aries
April 22:  Moon enters Taurus
April 22:  New Moon at 3 degrees Taurus
April 25:  Moon enters Gemini
April 27:  Moon enters Cancer
April 29:  Moon enters Leo

For those who wonder, I am still doing astrology readings.  All of my readings during this time of social distancing are done via telephone or Zoom.  You can schedule a reading by sending me an email.

Beginning Astrology Class

 

BEGINNING ASTROLOGY CLASS

Wednesday, February 12 through March 18, 2020, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$210 for 6 weeks

Payable by Paypal, cash, and check (with approval)

The Spiritual Center
Suite 31, Third Street Center
520 S 3rd Street
Carbondale, CO 81623

 

 

Finally!  I am launching my first beginning astrology class in the Roaring Fork Valley.  This class is for total newbies, and for those who know some astrology, but have a hard time putting it all together.

We will start with the basics including:

  • What is a zodiac chart?

  • What are the houses and what do they mean?

  • How do the signs express in the houses and what do the signs mean?

  • What do the planets do and what do they mean in a chart?

  • What are planetary transits and how do they affect you?

By the end of the class, you will be able to read and understand your birth chart and to have a basic understanding of how transits affect you.

The last 30 minutes of each class will be devoted to looking at your individual astrology charts and to answering your astrological questions.

I need at least six people to sign up for the class, so tell all your friends and relatives.  The more people there are, the more we can learn from each other.

Send an email to ruby@astrology-classes.com to sign up for the class or if you have questions.  If you wish to receive a copy of your birth chart prior to class, please also send me your birth date, birth time and birthplace.  I’m looking forward to talking to you.

Ruby

Astrology Transits February 2019 – Reality with Flow

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ― Lao Tzu

The theme this month is “facing reality while staying in the flow.” It is time to make a choice about what really matters to you and to move forward with that choice without becoming confused or disillusioned.  All through 2019 as Saturn moves toward an exact conjunction with Pluto, we are charged with tidying up our unfinished business.  We need to be prepared in order to best use the profound changes that are coming with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction and the Capricorn stellium in January 2020. 

January opened with Mars in its own sign at zero degrees Aries.  That was a big shot of energy.  However, as January wore on the energy seemed to be thwarted by the preponderance of the more-sluggish Capricorn (Saturn) energy.  Everything seemed to take more energy than we had anticipated and we ended up with an exhausted, burnt-out feeling.

The first half of February starts off with another energy burst with Mars square to Pluto.  However, this (Mars/Pluto) aspect is much more volatile and more problematic.  Road rage, angry outbursts and hot confrontations of all kinds are possible until mid-month. 

February 1-3: Venus trines Uranus at 28 degrees Sagittarius/Aries before entering Capricorn on February 3.  This fiery trine lends an easy, but active, flavor to normally disruptive Uranus.  There could be traces of a rather pleasant “devil may care” vibe so long as you know your limits and stay safe.  Once Venus enters Capricorn, she becomes much more serious and conformist.

February 10:  Mercury Enters Pisces.  Our thinking processes become less focused and our day dreams more pronounced.  Mercury’s journey through Pisces is a good time to use Saturn in Capricorn to make concrete (Saturn) plans (Mercury) in furtherance of your dreams (Pisces). 

February 12-13: Mars Conjunct Uranus at 28 Degrees Aries.  This aspect is great for innovation, determination and shaking things up.  If you have been putting off a task or project, this conjunction can snap you out of your doldrums.  You can, however, act without thinking under its influence.  Practice mindfulness in all your actions in order to avoid accidents and mishaps.  Be wary of getting involved in disagreements.  The energy is much too “hot” to rationally settle conflicts.

February 14:  Valentine’s Day 2019.  With the Moon (emotions) square Neptune (confusion, illusion, delusion) and inconjunct the Venus/Saturn conjunction, this is not the best day for romantic liaisons.  In addition, The Mars/Uranus conjunction points to a low flash point in any minor disagreements.  The Moon in opposition to Jupiter (big expectations) increases the likelihood that any such disagreements will be totally blown out of proportion.  It would be much better to postpone your Valentine’s celebration until Saturday, the 16th (see Valentine Day’s chart below) when Mars has moved into Taurus and further away from Uranus.

February 16: Venus Sextile Neptune at 14 Degrees Capricorn/Pisces.  Venus in soft aspect with Neptune lends a romantic, dreamy quality to their two-day connection.  It’s not so good for business matters, so relax and enjoy the lovely planetary beams.  The next day, when Venus conjuncts Saturn will be a better time to pursue your heart’s desire and to make progress toward your financial goals.  The key now, and all month, is to dream big, plan well, work hard and then to release and go with the flow.

February 18:  Venus conjunct Saturn; Mercury conjunct Neptune; Sun enters Pisces and Sun Sextile Uranus.  This is another day when it may be best to stick to the status quo, though Sun sextile Uranus can bring in some excellent ideas from out of the blue.  Pay attention to your thoughts for surprising gems of wisdom.

February 19:  Super Full Moon at Zero Degrees Virgo/Pisces.  This is another good time to practice integration of reality with the ability to go with the flow.  You might also consider organizing (Virgo) any cluttered areas while listening to inspiring music amid a collection of scented candles (Pisces).  Enjoy!The month ends with a few, rather minor, Mercury and Venus aspects that will be felt for only a short time.  Next month, Mercury turns stationary retrograde.


ANNOUNCING!
I will be giving an astrology talk at The Spiritual Center, The Third Street Center, 520 S 3rd St., Carbondale, Colorado, on Sunday, March 31, at 10:00 AM.  I hope to see you there!
Stay for an astrology Meet-up at 2:00 PM

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Astrology Readings  

Many of you have inquired about my astrology readings.  My full readings cover your current solar return year ahead, the current transits and your progressions. My astrology readings are $140 for one-hour readings and $70.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading.   Readings are via telephone and online.  Payment is through Paypal. 


IF You Enjoyed This Newsletter, Let Others Know.

Thank you so much for signing up for my newsletter and for letting others know about me.  As always, its wonderful hearing from you with any comments or suggestions.  I sincerely appreciate it and I sincerely appreciate you. It makes me so happy to see that my articles and newsletters are being read and shared. It means that more people are becoming aware of the amazing ability of astrology to help them guide their lives in a positive way. 


If you could please help me spread the word on astrology by forwarding my newsletter or sharing an article from my website or Facebook, I would really appreciate it.   The planets want to help us live a happy, fulfilling life, but we need to do our part.

Thank you again for your continued support.  If you wish to contact me, please send an email to astroclasses@yahoo.com or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby

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Astrology Transits January 2019 – Action and Reality


“You can’t stop the future
You can’t rewind the past
The only way to learn the secret
…is to press play.” ― Jay Asher, Thirteen Reasons Why

Hurtling into the new year Mars at Zero Degrees Aries: Saturn widely conjunct Pluto in Capricorn; and Jupiter in Sagittarius square Neptune in Pisces start the new year off with a surge of energy that will be with us, in one form or another, all year. 

Mars in its home sign of Aries is especially strong.  When a planet is zero degrees of any sign it takes on added importance.  Action, boldness and strife, are the words of the month, particularly around public matters, business, career and governmental machinations.

The planets present a fascinating juxtaposition of energy and action.  Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn speaks to “reality” and hard, materialistic conditions around economics, politics and group dynamics. 

In stark contrast, Jupiter in Sagittarius and Neptune in Pisces speak to ideals, dreams, truth, and religious and spiritual beliefs and wishes. Jupiter will be square to Neptune off and on all through the year, while Pluto and Saturn will simultaneously be building toward an exact square.  Mars remains in Aries through February 13, 2019.

To put it mildly, “It will be an interesting year!” 

January 6: New Moon (Solar) Eclipse at 15 Degrees Capricorn.  This is the first of five eclipses that occur in 2019.  It is not a particularly powerful eclipse on its own. But because it falls right at the midpoint of Saturn and Pluto, it becomes exceedingly powerful and can feel somewhat oppressive.  Issues from the past will suddenly resurface and take on added importance and power.

Capricorn is an ambitious, workaholic, goal-oriented sign.  Use this time to plow through (Mars and Pluto) any obstacles holding you back from success in the public realm (Capricorn).  Use this dynamic energy to further any and all career and business matters and to improve and secure your home and family life. 

January 11 to 19: Jupiter Square Neptune between 13 and 15 Degrees of Sagittarius/Pisces.  The Jupiter/Neptune square will be in force all through 2019.  It becomes the strongest now and, once again, on June 14, and September 20.  Jupiter is the planet of optimism, abundance, more-is-better and religion. 

Neptune is about ideals, dreams, spirituality and illusion.  Both planets have a tendency to look at the world through rose-colored glasses.  A certain degree of such idealism and optimism is sorely needed.  However, we can have a tendency to see only what we want to see under this aspect.

Contrast this aspect with dour Saturn moving through Capricorn.  Saturn is the planet of limitation, stark reality and serious assessments.

You can see that we have two very different energies dominating during 2019.  Politically and personally we are apt to see wild swings between two extremes.  That is:  Wanting to believe everything is just fine and then pessimistically believing that things couldn’t be any worse and that we (you) are doomed.

The best advice to navigate this year is to realize that neither extreme is helpful.  Do what  you can to improve your life, and release the outcome to the Universe. Slowly and steadily (Saturn) things will improve.  Though it will be  in Saturn’s time, not yours.

January 10-11:  Sun conjunct Pluto at 20-21 Degrees Capricorn. When the Sun joins Pluto in Capricorn we begin our long journey into the Capricorn/Cancer archetypes.  The word of the day is power, or rather “POWER.”  The focus is both on the power emitted from others, including governments, groups, parents, friends and significant others, and, maybe more importantly, how we express our own power (or not).

There is also an important emphasis on the death of an old situation that is no longer serving its purpose and movement into building a new life concept.  The political/economic machinations that are so prevalent in the world today are the birth pains of a world that needs to slough off the old and to be transformed into a new reality (Pluto).  When things feel too rough and too hopeless it is important to remember that birth is painful, but necessary and miraculous.  The birth pains of this year are only a phase not a punishment.

January 12-13:  Mercury conjunct Saturn at 12 Degrees Capricorn.  The accentuation of the Capricorn theme continues when Mercury conjuncts Saturn.  This is an excellent time to make careful, practical plans and to have business or financial discussions with your tax or financial advisor.

January 17:  Venus trine Mars at 11 Degrees Sagittarius/Aries. This is a light-hearted, active energy that is ideal for having fun with a loved one, particularly a romantic connection.  Sports, horseback riding, and all outdoor and sports-oriented activities are favored.  The energy changes drastically in the next two days, so it is wise to work off some pent-up energy on the ski slopes, hiking, etc.

January 18-19:

Sun square Uranus at 28 Degrees Capricorn/Aries:

Venus Trine Mars at 12 Degrees Sagittarius/Aries;

Mercury Conjunct Pluto at 21 Degrees Capricorn; and

Mars Square Saturn at 13 Degrees Aries/Capricorn).

Expect the unexpected with Sun square Uranus!  This is fantastic energy for sudden insights and for moving forward in a new, uncharted venture.  However, be forewarned, anything can and will happen.  Be open to unexpected events and enjoy the ride!

Social and political matters could reach a boiling point and polarization could reach new levels (Mercury conjunct Pluto).  Mars square Saturn pits the need to act (and act now) with the need to be careful and to observe rules and limitations.  Watch for a conflict between the old way of doing, being and thinking with the more progressive view, especially as it relates to government.

January 20-21: Total Lunar Eclipse at Zero Degrees 52 Minutes Leo/Aquarius with the Moon Square Uranus.  The Moon is square Uranus making this eclipse a time of emotional, rapid-fire mood swings and impulsive and erratic actions.Resist the temptation to make sudden changes and, if possible, hold off on making important decisions.  This lunar eclipse will most affect those with planets or points at approximately 26 to 30 degrees of Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn and 0 to 6 degrees of Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.


End of January:  Mars trines Jupiter on the 25th brings high motivation and the will to take action.

The Sun conjunct Mercury on the 29th is an excellent day to handle communication matters of all kinds.

Saturn sextile Neptune on the 30th is an opportune time to put your dreams into action.  The Saturn reality will stabilize your Neptunian pie-in-the-sky dreams.

Overall, the theme for January (and for the year 2019) is to dream big, but always keep yourself grounded in reality.

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Astrology Readings  

Many of you have inquired about my astrology readings.  My full readings cover your current solar return year ahead, the current transits and your progressions. My astrology readings are $140 for one-hour readings and $70.00 for half hour readings and include a recorded MP3 of the reading.   Readings are via telephone and online.  Payment is through Paypal. 


IF You Enjoyed This Newsletter, Let Others Know.

Thank you so much for signing up for my newsletter and for letting others know about me.  As always, its wonderful hearing from you with any comments or suggestions.  I sincerely appreciate it and I sincerely appreciate you. It makes me so happy to see that my articles and newsletters are being read and shared. It means that more people are becoming aware of the amazing ability of astrology to help them guide their lives in a positive way. 


If you could please help me spread the word on astrology by forwarding my newsletter or sharing an article from my website or Facebook, I would really appreciate it.   The planets want to help us live a happy, fulfilling life, but we need to do our part.

Thank you again for your continued support.  If you wish to contact me, please send an email to astroclasses@yahoo.com or call me at (720) 362-3305. Ruby

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