Astrology of Today – Tuesday, September 1, 2020 — Astrology Cafe (Reblog)

Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Aquarius until 5:34 AM, after which the Moon is in Pisces. A void Moon period occurs from 12:56 AM to 5:34 AM today. The Moon is waxing and in its Waxing Gibbous phase. The First Quarter Moon occurred on the 25th, and the Full Moon will occur early tomorrow.…

Astrology of Today – Tuesday, September 1, 2020 — Astrology Cafe

Moon, Astrology And The Politics Of Capricorn

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Over the course of the next day the Moon in Virgo will trine — that’s a 120 degree aspect considered positive in astrology — three planets moving retrograde in Capricorn: Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn.

In astrology Capricorn is perhaps the political sign par excellence. The fact that three heavyweights are occupying the cardinal earth sign for most of this year, along with disruptive Uranus in financial Taurus, bears testimony to the political, economic and cultural maelstrom which we are witnessing.

Earth Signs and Structure

Capricorn, and earth signs in general, are about structure. Uranus moving through Taurus is forcing us think of money and security in different ways. Delving and transformative Pluto in Capricorn is digging deep into the political quagmire and pulling up a whole host of frightening truths we scarcely knew existed.

Restrictive Saturn has returned to its own sign until the end of the year, trying to hold on, sometimes desperately, to the status quo. Soon the greater malefic (so-called) will team up with Jupiter and both will shuffle through the threshold –into Aquarius, but that’s another story.

Jupiter in Capricorn is in the sign of its detriment, it doesn’t sit well. How can his need to expand be easily accommodated into the sign of restrictions? Nevertheless his generally benevolent presence there does mean that there are signs of hope and support, to maintain some kind of structural coherence.

Some Better News?

So over the next day, the Moon will contact these inhabitants of Capricorn from Virgo, hinting to me that we may see some slightly more beneficial news, even though all three planets are retrograde. This ‘better’ news, whilst being political and economic, may also involve good news in regard to some health issues or even be related to work and employment — all Virgoan issues.

That said, soon after making contact with Jupiter, the Moon opposes confusing Neptune in Pisces, indicating that we need to take heed of the fact that not all of the news we are getting today is going to be clear or indeed trustworthy. As ever we are going to have to use our own discernment and apply it vigorously.

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

Comet Neowise and the Great Bear

The Wisdom of Our Grandmothers

A new comet has appeared in our skies this month. This comet was named Neowise, for the space telescope that first spotted it. She first came into our consciousness on March 27, 2020. At that point, she could only be seen by telescope. This comet spun around the Sun on July 3, 2020, and as always with comets, there was some uncertainty as to whether she would survive this passage. She did, and she is now visible in the Northern Hemisphere with the naked eye. She is the brightest comet we have seen in over 30 years.

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Traditional View of Comets

Comets were seen as omens and harbingers of important events. Unfortunately, these events were usually tragedies. In most cases, they warned of famine, floods, invasions, war, plague, and things of that nature. They could also indicate the death of a…

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Haiku: Aquarius

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Water carrier
Positive Saturn enshrined
Prosperous future

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Haiku: As Above, So Below

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Above and below
Our realm reflects spinning skies
Turning of a page

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Tanka: Destiny

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Aquarius down
Defining point of our lives
This is the threshold
Were we all born to see this?
Witnesses to destiny

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Haiku: Definition

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Saturn will restrict
Aquarius rules the sky
Concentrated waves

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Haiku: Times Are Changing

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Major conjunctions
Pisces to Aquarius
Read signs of the times

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Astrology Today: Moon into Aquarius

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With the Moon moving into the fixed air sign of Aquarius for the next two days, there will likely be more focus on political, parliamentary, governmental and legislative areas worldwide.

When the Moon makes a difficult aspect to Uranus in Taurus later, we might see some sudden, perhaps unwelcome financial or business news, which will affect the public.

Watch out too for the unusual and some interesting scientific news or breakthrough over the next couple of days.

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