by John Clinton, Astrologer
So, what’s been happening astrologically during this challenging time around the planet? Can anything good come from our current troubles?
Saturn and Pluto aligned on January 12th. This rare event signaled the arrival of an affliction from inside of the Earth. The Earth seemed to be having an automatic response to man’s abuse of our beautiful life-sustaining planet. Not only were Saturn and Pluto at the same degree and minute of longitude, they were also at the same degree south of the ecliptic. That means they were exactly at their most powerful position next to each other in the sky. Also, this time there was a return of Chiron to the same place it was during the Hong Kong flu of 1969 and the Spanish flu of 1918. It’s 51-year cycle coming back (at the same time as the 33-year cycle of Saturn and Pluto’s alignment).
It has been like Jesse James and Billy the Kid partnering up. This will all pass by mid-December, but what is the cosmic purpose of it all? Deep societal wounds have been opened for all to see. This is a learning opportunity that isolation has given us time to reflect upon. Misguided police actions and a lustful greed were driving our country to the brink of disaster. We needed to be stopped long enough to look at ourselves and Corona did it. We have been forced into a “time out” so we can stop and think about the error of our ways. This karmic time for the World can be seen as a great opportunity to right our wrongs. Bigotry is not only wrong, it’s very stupid, as well. We can do so much more with an all-inclusive attitude.
As we emerge from our isolation, we see that the World has been changed, physically. There will be a new normal, which is the life we must accept for the rest of this year. It feels awkward to accept our diminished sense of freedom, but to be part of the herd we must accept a new standard of personal conduct. There has to be some positive swinging of the pendulum from its lowest point. One valuable benefit from all this has been much alone time; providing an opportunity to gain insights that may not have come otherwise. The consciousness of society will be raised because we were forced to stop and look at what’s going on in our country and our world. Greed and materialism have been put on hold just long enough to look at the motives and actions of many things including certain racial conduct. Empathy for the more underprivileged was missing in our flurry to maximize our incomes. While we were so absorbed, we had little time to care about social issues.
Materialism can bring great joy, pleasure, and pride along the way, but we were headed toward a great precipice, like lemmings. A few rat racers would turn back at times, to help those who have no chance to even be in the race. We’ve had time to look at racial matters in a way that truly matters. “Character counts” can be applied to all races and ethnic groups and character should count more than the color of someone’s skin. Even religion has contributed to a bigoted point of view toward minorities. Cain was punished by being smitten by God with dark colored skin. Science says we evolved near the equator, and generations became lighter toned skin as we migrated to the north. But somehow, the Biblical version was given more credence. So, bigotry became justified.
We all carry souls of shimmering golden light. Our society needs a more inclusive, higher consciousness, which has been buried under a mountain of greed and selfishness. The Earth and sky have stopped us long enough to find higher planes of living. Some will continue living for the profits, while more will profit by living with love in their hearts.
There will be a huge opportunity in the natural fields to build our immune systems. People will work harder to stay healthy. This will become the societal norm, more than ever. Now that we have breathed cleaner air, which makes the stars shine brighter, and we’ve seen the flourishing of wildlife, hopefully, we should not be able to accept a lower standard for our environment. We are learning that equality matters to our spiritual evolution and that there is a power of united hearts and minds to bring change for the people. For generations, the water around us has been heating, but this time we get to be the frog who jumps out before things get too hot. As a nation we see the truth and fairness of our actions as we walk a higher path.
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