Welcoming in this New Year Astrologically happened on the winter solstice, but for the masses of the Western world our shared consciousness ushered in the year 2020 on the 1st of January. Therefore, it is a worthy task to look at this chart as a signifier of the year of perfect vision. With Jupiter and Mercury together it is as though the sky itself is echoing that 2020 vision is being called for.
The chart shows Mercury conjunct Jupiter and the South Node in Capricorn in trine with Uranus in Taurus slowing down to station direct. The Saturn Pluto conjunction is within one degree and the sky speaks a powerful message for this year about re-visioning our philosophy around culture, our values, definitions of success, accomplishment, hierarchy, power, speaking our truth, knowing our worth and questioning who we hand our power over to.
With so much need for boundaries, the Moon is in Pisces conjunct Neptune, expanding into universal loving consciousness and the North Node in Cancer asks for deep rooted connections. This year offers inspiration as the visionary citizens of Earth may be feeling called to speak their truth on the world stage.
This chart brings up question like- how do we measure worth? If we declare something worthy, does that make it so? If we value ourselves, we must still negotiate against the value of a dollar. A life has a monetary value, and cost, yet currently the cost is displaced to the owner of the life, and value of that life is handed over to the care and negotiation of a government. And who is the government? Have you met them? Broke bread with them? Met their children? Heard them cry? Offered your support and value in tangible form? Then how could they know your true worth?
Uranus in Taurus is preparing to station direct asking us to rework our relationships with being modern humans and children of the Earth. In an age of tech and screens and glowing lights, have we forgotten the light of our own eyes? The joy that sharing that light can bring to another? Have we forgotten how to take a moment to bask in that light? In the light that each person radiates freely?
Let us not be fooled that we are fed alone by food that can only be bought with money. This light of spirit also feeds our souls. This year we continue to explore how radical shifts in the Earth and her foundations will re-weave the people back together again, sharing our light and laughter, awakening us to new possibilities. The open mind catches the inspiration.
The North Node in Cancer is challenging us to soften into connection. To meet eyes with those we call tribe. To build new foundations and redefine hierarchy into something more holistic and honoring equality. To make commitments to walk in integrity of the light of our own spirit. Too long has society trashed the Earth, women, children, elderly and oppressed. Too long has sustainable culture been devalued for the power consolidation of a few. Ambition and money have become priorities in the quest for security. Meanwhile there is another way unfolding as indicated by Uranus in Taurus and the North Node in Cancer. There is a way that incorporates the feminine re-visioned.
The Lunar feminine of Cancer is not working for an end goal or success as some number on a screen. For she knows the truth of the spiral. It is about making the experience of life richer. This is the success of the feminine. The infusion of love into each moment. The sweet embrace that carries you through a dark night. The soft bosom of unconditional love. The practice of forgiveness. The recognition of cycles of change. The deep inner knowing detected by the human instrument inimitable by manmade ones. And yet the feminine is not without structure. She is a spiraling rose that unfolds in perfect harmony, number and form. She is the grand spiral upon which time travels. She is form itself, here to enjoy itself.
The pulse that drives life to grow is the secret fire of the alchemists. The light of the eternal flame, forever burning, never ignited, never vanquished. The imperishable spirit is rendered through the soul. Our power to command that force is our sacred masculine, and should be treated as such. It is a sacred force we each carry, and we may know it more deeply upon engaging it with the feminine spiral dance of sister and brotherhood which directs the flow into beauty and goodness. She is the spiral that weaves into the depth of our being and makes bread with the ingredients she finds there. Bread that will feed us when even food is scarce.
The Capricorn stellium is calling for greater integrity in how we direct our divine will. Capricorn asks of us commitment and duty. But this chart asks us to realign our values once again to include the roots and the branches of life. To have conversations with other humans about them. If we reach for the stars without firm foundation, all will crumble. If we use force and criticism to “rule” over others, we will not receive love and appreciation. To properly rule, one must serve.
It is time to choose what purpose we each are here in service to. Are its roots unconditional love and beauty? Or are they still corrupt by the programming of scarcity and competition? The portal is open until January 10th to send out once and for all the old programming that is blocking you from living in your highest potential. The eclipse on the 10th will bring manifestation of the new waters we want to bathe in. It is time for making choices when Capricorn is heavy. What will you water your roots with this year?
May your year be fed with more than calories. May your cup runneth over with more than wine. May the richness of this life unfold for all beings of Earth like the flower of life, ever expanding unto infinity.