Spiritual Therapy Astrology
“Perspectives from the Sky” is a regular entry in Spiritual Renaissance publication. It contains philosophical and social comment, political and world event analysis, astrological thought, and a seasonal astrological forecast
2010: Big Changes
2010 will be a year of great change. Rightfully so, the year begins with a swirl of huge waves of transformation on New Year’s Eve. That day there will be a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon T-Square. This gives us a “signature” for the coming year ahead, a most powerful sign of big changes.
Winter 2009/2010 will bring in events that will clear the way for even greater events in the spring and summer of 2010. As we said, the Lunar Eclipse of New Year’s Eve creates a powerful symbol for the New Year.
Early spring brings the theme of chaos and order to our world as Saturn opposes Uranus. Old ways will be breaking down, causing events that are more out of control; and governments will be using disproportionate means to keep the order.
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Please keep in mind that the following forecast is like a “weather report”, and is meant to have readers get attuned to shifts and changes in our world.
This forecast is also meant to assist in the process of breaking out of the box of societal programs of thought that limit the ability to think and feel for one self. There are natural cycles and energies that run through our lives and psyches, and this forecast is an attempt to assist us to be in touch with these cycles, and to better understand that process, not make fated predictions. Remember that astrological truth is based on the sacred wisdom “AS ABOVE, SO BELOW”, AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT”, which is where the interweaving world of meaningful symbols and synchronicity reside.
2010 will be an especially intense and transformational year. There are more important and powerful aspects than I have seen in many years. Winter 2009/2010 begins with Mars going retrograde, symbolic of re-directing our lives. And on New Year’s Eve 2009/2010 there is a Lunar Eclipse Full Moon T-square with Saturn and Pluto in the formation. This is a strong signifier of the New Year ahead. This eclipse is followed by a Solar Eclipse New Moon on January 15. These eclipses bring a profound meaning to our New Year 2010. It will be a doozy.
December 20th, 2009- Mars Retrograde
Mars goes retrograde the day before the solstice and will stay retrograde for about 10 weeks, until March 10th 2010. During this time period we re-direct our lives, our wants and desires, our assertiveness and wills. It may feel in some ways as if we are putting some things on hold until we get more clarity as to what we really want. Old issues of anger can come up from the past.
In the greater world during this retrograde period, issues of war will likely intensify. Watch especially what happens with Iran and Israel and Afghanistan/Pakistan during the retrograde period. Two eclipses during this period will shake things up.
Since Mars is in Leo during this retrograde period, you may feel compelled to reexamine your creative endeavors. Your priorities will likely change during this retrograde period, and you will gain more sense of direction after Mars goes back direct on March 10th.
Winter Solstice is one of the four major turning points of the year, the beginning of new seasons. Winter begins now and solstice is the time of most darkness of the year. The light begins to increase more and more every day now until the Spring Equinox when light and dark are equal.
Winter Solstice brings the Sun into Capricorn. Capricorn shows us life can be cold and hard, and that we sometimes have to just deal with the cards we have drawn in life. We have to do what we need to do, not always do what we want. Capricorn is serious, but so often has a great sense of humor, as humor really breaks up the heaviness and gravity.
The Capricorn sense of “doing what you need to do” gives them motivation to discipline, organize and take responsibility.
We should be able to feel and witness the beginning winds of the eclipses blowing in now. Watch world events closely now, as things begin to heat up.
We are entering a very intense zone now, as Mercury goes retrograde, and soon thereafter there are two eclipses. Things may feel “a bit out of sorts” now, less predictable and stable. Think of it as if an energetic storm is rolling in. Events and feelings will intensify, and change is moving in.
December 26th -Mercury Retrograde
Mercury retrograde brings its fogs of perception into our lives for the next three weeks. It synchronizes this time with two approaching eclipses. We have entered the Twilight Zone of changing reality and perception. Mercury will go back direct on January 15th.
December 31st- Lunar Eclipse T-Square Full Moon Capricorn/Cancer 2:13 PM EST
All Full Moons show us the Sun and Moon opposite one another in the heavens. In this case the Sun is in Capricorn opposite the Moon in Cancer. As this is also a lunar eclipse, the Earth will be between them- shadowing the Sun’s light from the Moon. The normal energies of a Full Moon are made exponentially more powerful when it is part of an eclipse.
January 13th -Saturn Retrograde
Saturn is the planet that shows us the limitations inflicted upon our human free spirits and nature. Things begin and end, life has certain boundaries. Time is one of our most important limitations, but of course it helps us to build and accomplish, as does Saturn. So now Saturn slows down, gets stationary, then changes from direct to retrograde. As it does so we feel its energies. Expect that you will feel more serious now and perhaps also more dedicated to achievement and responsibility.
January 15th-Solar Eclipse New Moon in Capricorn 2:11 AM EST
After all the disruptions, shakeups, breakdowns, breakthroughs, revelations, confusions, glitches and challenges of this Mercury Retrograde, Mars Retrograde, Eclipse period; we now get ready for powerful new beginnings. For many this means some huge project or endeavor is being started or will be started within the next couple of months. For others something has been dropped in your lap that you did not count on or choose.
In the USA natal chart this eclipse is conjunct the USA Pluto. Pluto is the USA power, as seen through its Military/Industrial complex. The last time there was an eclipse at this place in the zodiac was 19 years ago, in January 1991. That was the day the USA launched Desert Storm, a war meant to extricate Saddam Hussein and Iraq from Kuwait. You can expect now a big turn of events with the USA economy or military. Perhaps there is important news on the war fronts in Afghanistan, another war is brewing; or the economy has just shown it is getting much better or much worse.
In personal lives it is a good time to begin new projects, to begin building something that will last a long time, or to make a commitment to something or someone important for your life
Mercury goes direct this day also, which means clarity is about to form; but not for a few days. A changing-directions day for Mercury, while an eclipse erupts, means perception can be foggy and events can be challenged by glitches and problems.
January 17th - Jupiter enters Pisces
Jupiter moves into Pisces, where it will mostly stay for the next year. Jupiter expands and in Pisces it expands the water element. The water element is depth, feelings, soul, insight, and spirituality. On the material plane Pisces water is oceans and outer space. The last time Jupiter was in Pisces was in 1998. Expansion (Jupiter) of the ocean (Pisces) occurred with an earthquake- invoked Tsunami in Papua, New Guinea, which destroyed 10 villages killing over 2000 people. The Yangtse River disaster happened in 1998 also, as levees broke open and the river broke through its main bank. Over 20,000 people were killed. Speaking of expansion of the ocean- interestingly, the Titanic movie won the Oscar for Best Picture that year. 1998 brought many outer space events including John Glenn returning to space at age 77 and missions that found that one of Jupiter’s Moons had an “ocean of water”, and that our Moon likely had enough water in some of the craters to support future human colonies. Look for many water and outer space events in 2010, especially so because Uranus joins Jupiter in Pisces.
Also in 1998 President Clinton was impeached for his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky and his subsequent cover up. And Al Qaeda pulled off monstrous attacks on the USA embassies in Kenya and Tanzania which killed 224 people.
2010 is a good year to explore your depths spiritually and psychologically, to nurture and feed your soul’s needs, to get healings or therapy.
January 18th -Venus enters Aquarius
On January 18th –19th the Sun and Venus enter Aquarius. Big egos deflate and group efforts prevail. Aquarius is socially conscious, not focused on the self and its needs so much. Nevertheless, Aquarius is an interesting sign, in that it is quite individualized while still being group focused. It cares about the needs of the individual to be free and independent, but is so concerned with the greater social needs also. Interestingly, while Aquarius is community and group oriented, it usually does not feel it fits in any groups. Aquarius is very unusual, some would say strange, as they are outside the box of commonality. They also have strong principles they firmly believe in.
Be aware that the 2nd Saturn/Pluto square is only about 10 days away and heavier energies are getting stronger.
January 23rd -2nd quarter Moon in Taurus
This second quarter Moon in Taurus is the first marking point since the Solar Eclipse New Moon on January 15th. This could represent a turning point, a crisis point in reference to that Eclipse. The Moon in Taurus suggests a resistance to what was initiated then.
January 30th-Full Moon Aquarius/Leo conjunct Mars 1:18 AM EST
This Full Moon brings to climax or some resolution to what began at the eclipse on January 15th. Strong personalities seek to rally a nation or community or groups.
January 31st-Saturn square Pluto
This is the 2nd pass of Saturn square Pluto. The first pass was on November 15th, 2009. This aspect seeks to break down and destroy, to release the old and make room for a new phase of life. So release what you need to let go of, as painful as it may be.
February 13th -New Moon in Aquarius
There is a New Moon in Aquarius and a Chiron/Neptune in Aquarius conjunction now. Socially conscious and principled endeavors are best to work on now. Move beyond your ego and your own needs and connect with others who also want to contribute as you do. Stand up for what you believe in. You may think you are alone in your idealism, but there are many more like you. And more and more we all need to have our voices heard for real change.
Also look for UFO events to become more and more important now and in the future. More and more people are looking to the skies to find salvation. The heavens are not just where stars and planets reside. There are worlds and beings who are getting closer to our heretofore closed reality.
February 18th -Sun enters Pisces
As the Sun enters Pisces we enter our last month of the winter season. It is time to let go and surrender, to release, to heal. Spring is coming soon. Pisces is at its best when surrendered, calm, in the flow, and trusting. It is at its worst when its natural sensitivity and dreaminess turn into escapism, passivity, and victimization. Use this month to get in touch with your feelings and soul, to gain empathy and even compassion for others. Face whatever inner ghosts, fears, and guilt you have from your past; then do your best to heal the wounds and release the past. This will get you ready for renewal in the spring, which is coming up soon.
February 28th -Sun conjuncts Jupiter, Full Moon Pisces/Virgo
The normally mellow and low energy Pisces/Virgo Full Moon adds some zest and positive energy as Jupiter conjuncts the Sun and opposes the Moon. Use this spiritual full moon to make your life more simple, and decide how better to be of service to humanity and God.
March 7th -Venus enters Aries
As Venus leaves devoted Pisces for assertive Aries, our relationship orientation changes also. We now are more concerned with our own needs and our own independence. We are more able to assert ourselves and speak to what bothers us.
March 10th -Mars Direct
Yea- Mars finally goes back direct. Whatever you have been putting on hold is now ready to start up. It is time to turn on the ignition even if you are not ready to accelerate yet. Do you now know where you are going and what you want? Do you find it easier to assert yourself? If not now, perhaps very soon.
March 20th -Spring Equinox Sun in Aries
Winter is officially over now, even if the weather says otherwise. Soon buds will come out of branches, as Aries energies forcefully penetrate into existence. Finally day, light, yang energies have caught up to dark, night, yin energies. Dark and light are even, but light is increasing and will be at its zenith on Summer Solstice.
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