Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Scorpio until 8:28 AM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius. A void Moon period occurs from 4:23 AM to 8:28 AM today. …Astrology of Today – Wednesday, February 23, 2022
The date of February 20 2022 marks the exact point of Pluto’s return to the place it was when the Declaration of Independence was signed at Philadelphia on July 4 1776, in late Capricorn.
Back then, the United States, primarily because of punitive British tax laws, was trying to wrestle free from the straitjacket of imperial control.
Some might suggest that right now the USA is fighting a similar battle for independence from an even more insidious controlling power, where even money, the creation of it – in fact the very nature of it – is in dispute.
Certainly, few would argue that the country is not divided, culturally and economically in a way it hasn’t been since the Civil War in the 1860s. Can a lot of this really be seen symbolised by Pluto’s return?
First of all, I do not believe that Pluto is a bringer of anything good. Many try to sanitise it as ‘transformative’, a force for necessarily destruction and renewal. That these are some of the symptoms of Pluto’s influence is undeniable.
However, in reality Pluto is a bad star, it can bring disaster, which is a word literally meaning ‘bad star’ in Latin. Pluto, a bit like its mythology, undermines, distorts and usually in secrecy, behind the scenes – and in a mask.
Unfortunately for the US, Pluto’s presence in the second house of finance and security, has always been and will always be, problematic. The very security of the nation has undergone many economic disasters and is experiencing another right now, along with the rest of the world, where inflation and debt are spiralling.
And in Capricorn, which is about similarly practical, material, business and political concerns, the drastic distortions and divisions of our time have reached absurd levels, where there is seemingly no common ground left between liberals and conservatives. This is true worldwide too because Pluto’s transit through the highly political Goat has been common to all.
What is more, because Pluto represents hidden enemies and fifth columnists, it is not easy to see who you are up against. The one benefit of Pluto’s return may just be that, however; in the current exreme distortions being faced, the enemy could be revealing himself in a way not seen previously, or at least not since Independence.
There are some conditions in the US’s favour. Firstly, in the 1776 chart, Sagittarius is rising. Freedom is a word very much traditionally associated with America, and the country is going to have to reappraise what that word actually means.
Sagittarius is the sign of freedom, ruled by the Greater Benefic, Jupiter, which in the July 4 chart is in Cancer, conjunct Venus in the 8th house of inheritance and investments. Here is the love of home, family, of being in love with the homeland and investing a lot of effort in it. It is this traditional national trait which is now being reinvigorated and will need to be, to essentially save what America is – or was?
The Sun (identity) is also nearby to Jupiter in the 1776 chart, with the fixed star Sirius in between. Sirius has a guardian-like nature and Americans are going to have to resort to this approach, this love of home, with pride, honour and committment if they are to save the traditional essence of their country in the long run.
So Pluto’s return, is in fact a window in a long process of drastic, traumatic financial and economic change, which began way back in 2008 when Pluto entered Capricorn.
Pluto enters Aquarius in 2023, when we should begin to see, with some perspective, just what has been happening in recent years, and especially from 2020 to 2022, when Pluto was so close to that point of return.
And right now, there is a conjunction between Venus and Mars in Capricorn in the second house of the US chart. If ever there was a time to begin again, financially, it is now.
But the north node of the Moon in late Taurus, close to Algol the demon star, also warns us of the dangers of this time. Always proceed with caution, but we will have to wait until the spring to see true signs of those green shoots.
Copyright Francis 2022
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Sagittarius only until 4:08 AM, after which the Moon is in Capricorn. The void Moon continues until 4:08 AM today (since yesterday at 1:59 PM). 40 more wordsAstrology of Today – Saturday, January 29, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Sagittarius. A void Moon occurs today from 1:59 PM forward. The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase until 6:22 PM, after which the Moon is in its Waning Crescent phase. 32 more wordsAstrology of Today – Friday, January 28, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Scorpio until 2:34 AM, after which the Moon is in Sagittarius. The void Moon occurs today from 12:27 AM to 2:34 AM. 43 more wordsAstrology of Today – Thursday, January 27, 2022 — Astrology Cafe
Today, January 19 2022, the Moon’s nodes change signs.
What are the Moon’s nodes? Well, in fact they are two opposing points, intersections of the apparent path of the Sun and that of the Moon. These points move slowly backwards through the signs of the zodiac and take around 18.6 months to go through a thirty degree sign.
What do the Moon’s nodes mean? Well, you could look at it as a meeting of yin and yang, the masculine and feminine energies. But in traditional astrology, the Moon’s nodes have ancient dragon associations, and are termed Caput Draconis in latin, which means ‘Dragon’s Head’ and Cauda Draconis, ‘Dragon’s Tail’.
Enter the Dragon
The north node was seen as benefic, largely good and often associated with Venus and Jupiter, the benefic planets; and the Dragon’s Tail, the south node was seen as malefic, or evil, and associated with Mars and Saturn.
In more modern psychological astrology, however, such a clear dichotomy has been sanitised somewhat. These days, the south node is said to show where we have come from, our past, what we must leave behind, and the north node points to where we are going, or should be doing.
So let’s look at this. Over the past 18 months or so, the south node has been in Sagittarius and the north node in Gemini. Both of these signs are associated with travel (Sag long distance, Gemini everyday travel), communication, getting about, as well as our minds and mental interests.
Leaving the Past
The south node in Sagittarius shows that in the past, collectively, we have been used to travelling and thinking quite freely, widely. It’s something that comes to us quite easily. Both of these abilities have been severely curtailed for nearly two years now by travel restrictions and the constant fear in the headlines.
The north node in Gemini has forced us to think more locally, to use things which are near at hand, about our neighbourhood, our community, our siblings, our family too. We have reined in our expectations and have found some comfort there, perhaps rather surprisingly.
Do it Yourself
So, with the nodes changing to Taurus and Scorpio today, what should we expect? The south node moving into Scorpio suggests that previously we have gained security through others who have invested for us, perhaps leaving us in the dark in regard to the details. This can be dangerous, naturally, for how do we know these ‘others’ have our best interests at heart? We may have trusted too much, accepted the secrecy surrounding certain people, institutions and situations. We need to move away from allowing others to take responsibility for our lives.
This is where the north node in Taurus comes in. We need to take responsibility for ourselves, assess our own values, look after our own money, property and security and put them on firm, manageable foundations. Over the next 18 months we must therefore emerge as more practical and responsible individuals who can build better lives for ourselves, regardless of what the outside world might expect of us. With determination, we can do it.
Copyright Francis 2022
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Libra. A void Moon period begins tonight at 11:19 PM (and runs until tomorrow at 6:55 AM). The Moon is waning and in its Last Quarter phase. The Third Quarter Moon occurred on the 27th, and the New Moon Solar Eclipse will occur on December 4th. Retrogrades: Uranus Rx,…Astrology of Today – Tuesday, November 30, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Leo until 9:11 PM, after which the Moon is in Virgo. The void Moon occurs from 11:23 AM to 9:11 PM today. The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase. The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 19th in the sign of Taurus, and the Third Quarter…Astrology of Today – Friday, November 26, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Leo. There is no void Moon today. The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase. The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 19th in the sign of Taurus, and the Third Quarter Moon will happen on the 27th. Retrogrades: Uranus Rx, Neptune Rx, and Chiron Rx. Venus…Astrology of Today – Thursday, November 25, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
Today’s Moon: The Moon is in Cancer until 10:58 AM, after which the Moon is in Leo. The void Moon occurs today from 10:36 AM to 10:58 AM. The Moon is waning and in its Waning Gibbous phase. The Full Moon/Lunar Eclipse occurred on the 19th in the sign of Taurus, and the Third Quarter…Astrology of Today – Wednesday, November 24, 2021 — Astrology Cafe
ASTROLOGY FOR WITCHES AND CREATIVES NOV 22-23 Riding Red Horse…get it here This is when the lights are lit, during the middle of a snow storm, when it’s cold and dreary outside. After all that Scorpionic energy, we awaken from our passage into the underworld and come out into the light, with hope in our […]It’s Sagittarius season witches and artists! — Astrology for creatives and witches