As we roll into epochal December which mark the end the last quarter of 2019 commenced in October, scientists discovered that month was the warmest October on record globally. The European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Satellite Service, which analyzes temperature data as well as other environmental data from around the planet, said October 2019 was the warmest in their data record, which goes back to 1979.
As well as the intensification of wild fires across the world, October also presented a climax of people protests across the world. The peoples of the planet were on FIRE too! It started in late September with Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate change activist who gained an international following as she coordinated youth walk- outs and talks to legislators around the world about the need for them to take the issues of climate change more seriously. Globally, students participated in the ‘Fridays for Future’ climate change strikes, following Greta’s lead.
Social change is on the rise globally!
Protests erupted in Bolivia, Lebanon, Chile, Spain, Iraq, Guinea, Hong Kong, France, Spain, the UK, Ecuador, Cameroon and Egypt in October; no continent was spared. In places like Hong Kong the protests have lasted over a long period of time despite police crackdowns, whereas in some countries demonstrations were quickly repressed through tactics such as mass arrests. In Egypt more than 2,300 people were detained for taking part in demonstrations this September.
People protested all over the world over the way they are governed highlighting the Cancer/Capricorn polarity of the common people (ruled by Cancer) and their governments (Capricorn). There were calls for change; they were fed up with the ways they are governed. We note that protests can be a powerful political tool for enacting social change. Social change was on the rise globally.
Despite each demonstration stemming from vastly different issues, many have common threads: citizens expressed their discontent with their current governments, from the “yellow vest” protests in Paris to Indonesian protests against a draconian criminal code. The protests that happened in places like Hong Kong, Chile, Indonesia, France and Spain kicked against the way they are governed.
October saw a seemingly massive surge in protests globally which could climax into December 2019. From the streets of Hong Kong to La Paz, Port-au-Prince, Quito, Barcelona, Beirut and Santiago, we witnessed a huge wave of people taking to the streets to exercise their right to protest and demand change from those in power.
Amnesty International reported that sadly, a common thread throughout these protests has been an extremely harsh response from the state, which in many instances amounted to gross violations of human rights. Amnesty International documented signs of abuse and violations at protests in Bolivia, Lebanon, Chile, Spain, Iraq, Guinea, Hong Kong, the UK, Ecuador, Cameroon and Egypt in October. In places like Hong Kong the protests have lasted over a long period of time despite police crackdowns, whereas in other countries demonstrations were quickly repressed through tactics such as mass arrests. In Egypt more than 2,300 people were detained for taking part in demonstrations this September. If referred to trial, it would be the largest protest-related criminal case in Egypt’s history.
ISSUES AT STAKE
Here’s a look at the issues at stake – and what binds many of those taking to the streets: Social inequality especially income inequality, Corruption, rising cost of living, climate justice, political freedom etc. People protests (Cancer) against their governments (Capricorn) were about social inequality which brings to the fore the energies of Libra and Aries, the other pair that constitute the Cardinal Cross of the Heavens. The 12 zodiacal energies that surround us are categorised into 3 Crosses of 4 Elemental signs each viz. Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable/Common crosses and also into the four Elements – Fire, Earth, Water and Air signs. Every sign in the Zodiac associates with one of the four elements— fire, earth, air, and water as well as the three Modalities of action. The three Modes of action are just as important as the four Elements in deciphering the riddle of the times.
Allegations of government corruption have helped to spark massive waves of protests across Chile, Egypt and Lebanon. Claims of government corruption are at the heart of several of the protests, and are closely linked to the issues of social inequality. In Lebanon, protesters argue that while they are suffering under an economic crisis, the country’s leaders have been using their positions of power to enrich themselves, through kickbacks and favourable deals. In other words the governments were ripping off or milking the people.
Rising Cost of living
Where corruption is a concern so too is the cost of living. In Chile, demonstrations were kicked off by students after the government announced a hike in transport fares in Santiago, Chile’s country capital. Since then the protests have snowballed to cover the vast number of government policies that have placed a burden on the economic, cultural and social rights of ordinary people across Chile. People’s concerns about inequality are underscored by the fact that Chile is said to have one of the worst levels of income inequality. People’s legitimate concerns over the increasing cost of living have been made worse by the fact that many governments are also imposing harsh economic austerity measures on their citizens, like in Egypt and Ecuador.
In some countries, protesters were angered by political systems in which they feel trapped. Demonstrations in Hong Kong began this summer over a bill that would have allowed criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China in certain circumstances. Hong Kong is part of China but its people enjoy special freedoms and there is a deep sense of fear that Beijing wants to exert greater control. Like fellow protesters in Chile and Lebanon, the mass action in Hong Kong led to the withdrawal of the controversial legislation, but the protests themselves continued. Among their demands, protesters now want complete universal suffrage, an independent inquiry into alleged police brutality and amnesty for demonstrators who have been arrested. Their tactics have inspired political activists halfway across the world. Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in Barcelona to express anger over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders. The separatists were convicted on 14 October of sedition over their role in a 2017 referendum outlawed by the Spanish courts and a subsequent declaration of independence.
People in Iraq have also been calling for the end of a political system that they say has failed them. One of the main points of contention there is the way government appointments are made on the basis of sectarian or ethnic quotas, instead of on merit. Demonstrators argue that this has allowed leaders to abuse public funds to reward themselves and their followers, with very little benefit to most citizens.
Also the burning injustices of climate change and environmental degradation have increasingly become the focus of protests in the past year. From Indigenous activists who are leading the charge against environmental degradation, to the emergence of civil disobedience-led groups which have dominated headlines in the UK, to mass protests over the government’s handling of wildfires in Bolivia, more and more people are taking to the streets to express their concern over how leaders are responding to this crisis of environmental degradation. In Switzerland people protested against the new G5 antennas, that spark mysterious diseases! Millions of bees died because of these antennas!
In the Netherlands, thousands of Dutch farmers clogged highways with their tractors protesting. They came to protest claims from members of Dutch parliament that agriculture was responsible for high emissions, and that some cattle farms should be shut down. The farmers, in turn, said that the aviation industry was responsible for high emissions, but wasn’t getting the same share of blame. Dutch highways were first jammed with thousands of farmers driving their tractors to The Hague on October 1.
In addition to Dutch farmers, French farmers were also angry with their country’s agricultural policy. Farmers held a second mass demonstration on Tuesday, following an October 8 demonstration that filled major French highways with over 10,000 protesters.
Farmers are just one of several groups protesting the French government’s policies. After 48 consecutive weeks of protests by the “yellow vest” (gilets jaunes) demonstrators, the protests show no signs of slowing down. During the Global Climate Strike in September, which drew tens of thousands of demonstrators in Paris, “yellow vest” protesters (and their anarchist counterparts, the “black bloc” protesters) turned violent, and were met with around 7,500 police to control them. The protests, which were sparked by rising fuel taxes, have since spread to smaller cities, like the southwestern city of Toulouse.
Of course, many of the protests that you hear about will have been linked to the environment and climate change. Activists from the Extinction Rebellion movement have been protesting in cities around the world, as they demand urgent action from governments. Protests have taken place in countries including the US, UK, Germany, Spain, Austria, France and New Zealand. Participants have glued and chained themselves to roads and vehicles, and tried to disrupt busy city centres.
Young people around the world have also been joining weekly school strikes, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Millions last month joined a global climate strike led by schoolchildren, from handfuls of demonstrators on Pacific islands to mass rallies in cities like Melbourne, Mumbai, Berlin and New York. Presently there is a global conference taking place in Madrid, Spain on the need to take urgent actions to preserve our planet.
THE NODES of the MOON. COMPASS OF THE WORLD
Astrologers who watch these world events counsel us to follow the Nodes of the Moon in the world chart. The Nodes of the Moon are called the Compass of the Soul for they guide us in the right direction. Often referred to as the Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail, the Nodes of Fate and Destiny appear in our charts to show us all our karmic lessons and potential for this lifetime. And if you open yourself to the cosmic guidance of astrology, then you don’t want to overlook the astrological meaning of the North Node and South Node in your birth chart, as these points can tell you much about your life’s path, purpose, and the lessons that you should focus on learning in this lifetime in order to live your best and most fabulous life. (Please visit our site and request for your Vibrational Health Assessment & Analysis -VHAA – if you want more)
Both Nodes feed off each other, meaning, in order to become the person you want to be, you must overcome your past. Your past is represented by the South Node, which brings with it karmic baggage and lessons from your cosmic past. The North Node on the other hand represents the lessons you must learn in this lifetime, despite that they may fall far outside your comfort zone. While we may bring old junk into this lifetime, we do have the opportunity to overcome our past — although, it’s easy to slip into past habits.
The Nodes of the Moon are not objects in space, but rather energetic points of balance where the path of the Moon crosses the ecliptic [apparent path of the Sun] crossing from north to south latitude and vice versa. The point of crossing into the northerly latitudes is called the North Node, or traditionally the Dragon’s Head, and the point of crossing into the southerly latitudes is the South Node, or the Dragon’s Tail. Their astrological significance is of karma [south node] and dharma [north node].The North Node of the Moon has been in Cancer since Nov 6 2018 and will transit Cancer till May 2020. The North Node has been in Cancer, the sign of the divine mother, ruler of the 4th house – our foundation, the home whilst the South Node has been in Capricorn, the sign of the Father or authority.
You should find out where the Nodes are placed in your birth chart. It will tell you a lot about your evolutionary goals. The North Node, your dharma, is the path of evolution, the thing your soul is developing, and so it may not be easy for you, but it serves your growth. It is where you should head, your soul’s goal or lesson in this lifetime. It is vital to manifest the meanings of its sign and house placement in whatever ways available to you, as it furthers your soul’s fulfillment
The South Node relates to you Karma; it’s the energy created by past actions, in other words the lessons learned and the experiences embodied in a previous existence, or you may call it ‘genetic memory’ if you find that a more palatable concept. It is what you already know and what comes easily for you. The south node is where you have been and what you know, and very possibly what you have a need now to balance. Eclipses are always conjunct one of the two Nodes of the Moon. Eclipses are as old as the Sun and the Moon. The earliest records of eclipses come from the Babylonians, who noticed that eclipses preceded important events such as the death of the king, the birth of a future king or unusual weather patterns. In modern times eclipses may enable the evolving individual to make great changes or transitions in consciousness.
ASTRO BUTTERFLY tells us that “Eclipses are nothing else but times of cosmic re-adjustment. Eclipses are always conjunct one of the two Nodes of the Moon: the North Node, your soul’s purpose, and the South Node, your karma. The South Node is where we come from. And the North Node is where we’re going. The Nodes of the Moon co-create our destiny. If life was fate, we would only have the South Node. But life is a miraculous mix of fate and free will. The North Node is our free will. The North Node is our potential, is what’s possible, is the darkness from which anything could emerge. We feel drawn to the North Node, but we also fear it. And we retreat in our South Node comfort zone. But it’s only when you resist your North Node, your true star, that life gets tough. This is when eclipses can bring difficult experiences. But when you embrace it, you dive into a world of pure potential, a world where everything is possible. You can overcome your karma, and co-create your destiny with the universe. “
Astrologer Kevin Burk counsels us about balancing the nodal axis: “The true process of the North Node is not about turning our back on the past. The North Node is about taking stock of the past, honoring it, working with it, building on it and learning how to use it in a new way.” On the collective level Saturn on the South Node is a great karmic time to release the past patriarchal structures, white-supremacist patriarchy, corrupt political and medical systems are due for revision or have to go and new responsibilities and directions have to be adopted. Seniors, corporate structure, fathers, authority figures are at the end of a karmic cycle and a new more integrated spiritually nurturing energy is coming in. We have to turn away from the present greed-motivated global economy.
Eclipses are related to the Nodes of the Moon. On July 2nd, 2019 we had a magnificent Total Solar Eclipse in Cancer whilst earlier on 5 Jan we had a solar eclipse in 16 Cap. We will have a concluding one in on Boxing Day, 26 Dec 2019. The Solar Eclipse in July 2019 was a North Node Eclipse, which means it came with opportunities to change our destiny. We now have more free will than ever, but we have to be willing to break free from Saturn’s chains and plunge into new spheres of relationships. Both controlling Saturn and transforming Pluto have ties with the karmic South Node, opposite the Cancer North Node, forming a ‘Cardinal Cross of the Central Spiritual Sun’; alerting us to the need to resolve our difficult past (life) activity that requires a steady release, redress and reform. As mentioned above, Cancer and Capricorn involve the Cardinal Cross of the Heavens alongst with Aries and Libra.
From the dawn of recorded history in the West, we find that many physicians were both herbalists and Astrologers. From Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine” to the time of Paracelsus and Nicholas Culpeper in the seventeenth century, healers gave directions for the use of both Astrology and Herbalism in the effective healing of humankind. Hippocrates said “the physician who is ignorant of the science of astrology deserves the name of a fool rather than that of physician”, perhaps this is the reason for much foolhardiness in the current conventional practice of medicine.
Astrology, herbalism and healthcare form a trio, which naturally fits together. Whilst astrology gives insight into the energy patterns of the body-mind-soul, herbalism provides the medicinal materials necessary for the healing process. All three are based on the truth ” as above so below” indicating that the microcosm (man below) is like the macrocosm ( the universe above). The macrocosm was thought of as a “Great man “and the microcosm as the individual human being. What happens in one happens in the other. The astrological signs of the zodiac were likened to the organs of this Great man. Aries is related to the head, Leo the heart, Cancer the stomach, Libra the kidneys, Capricorn the bones and joints or the skeletal system etc. In the arrangement of the zodiacal signs in a a circle certain signs are always square or in opposition to each other These are said to be on the same Cross and are said to have the same quality. Hence the Cardinal, Fixed and Mutable signs. The study of Astrology reveal that organs represented on the same Cross are connected in ailments and diseases as well as states of mind, There can be stress relationships between the members of the Cross. For the Cardinal Cross, bad nutrition (stomach) can lead to stopped- up or congestes kidneys (Libra) which consequently can lead to headaches(Aries) and issues with the skin and bones (Capricorn). If you have been having health issues concerning the stomach or your nutrition or maybe you have had kidney or elimination problems that lead to incessant worries and headaches, this is the time to resolve these challenges. Talk to us. Visit our site toady and request for a Vibrational Health assessment (VHAA)!
A New Earth is being Birthed
We are not just doing our jobs according to expectations and past history but must make an extra effort. The old ways doesn’t count anymore. We must add PLUTO s transformative powers into the mix. On a global level, we are witnessing the fall of the archaic systems/institutions of corruption that have held us enslaved in poverty, lack, shame and fear for thousands of years. Supported by Uranus’ recent shift into Taurus, a revolution is occurring, both within and without. Uranus’ intervention is elicited in the New Moon of 26 November 2019. The established structures are disintegrating, and a New Earth is being birthed through the North Node in Cancer. To try to hold on to what is necessarily falling away will only prolong the painful process of change.
The North Node has been in Cancer and the South Node in Capricorn since 2018. The lunar nodes will stay in Cancer and Capricorn until May 5, 2020, when there will be a shift to the Gemini/Sagittarius polarity.
The 26 Nov. New moon is the last new moon of the 2019 eclipse cycle which began with the Jan. 5 Solar Eclipse at 15Cap25 with the second July 2 solar eclipse.
This means that the new moon of November 2019 is the last chance to act on the goals you set back then, and complete what you have been working towards in the last 6 months. The July 2019 solar eclipse offered good health, honor, and riches. With patience, open-mindedness, and hard work you can still make your dreams come true.
The effects of the November 26 new moon last four weeks up to the December 26 solar eclipse, the last of the series of 2019 cycle of eclipses. The best time for making a fresh start and for beginning new projects is during the first two weeks of the new moon cycle. This waxing phase of the Moon lasts from November 26 to the December 12 full moon. Two weeks later is the epochal Lunar Eclipse of 10 Jan. 2020. the first full moon and eclipse of 2020 harboring the long-awaited Saturn -Pluto conjunction.
We are told “On a global level, we are witnessing the fall of the archaic systems/institutions of corruption that have held us enslaved in lack, shame and fear for thousands of years. Supported by Uranus’ recent shift into Taurus, a revolution is occurring, both within and without. The established structures are disintegrating, and a New Earth is being birthed through the North Node in Cancer. To try to hold on to what is necessarily falling away will only prolong the painful process of change.”
And so, as we journey towards the end of 2019, Beneficent Jupiter and Luminous Lady Venus come together at 27 degrees Sagittarius, the Galactic Centre usher us to the end of the year. This happens a few days before Thanksgiving when we are thankful for the goodness and mercy of the Most High. The practice of Gratitude opens us to the flow of peace, power and plentiful good, so much needed at this turning point in our world history.
But we must look forward to 2020 because 2020 promises to be a turning point in our global history. we may find ourselves dividing the times between life before 2020 and life after 2020. The time has come to burn the things that no longer serve us and rise from the ashes.
The Important Astrological Cycles of 2020
The year 2020 is an intense year. From the first days of the year until the very last ones, each month accrues critically important planetary cycles that will undoubtedly set the tone for many years to come. Here are the most prominent ones:
The year begins soon after a powerful total solar eclipse conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn, and this is followed soon after by the mammoth Saturn–Pluto new cycle conjunction, exactly on their own respective nodes, and also tightly conjunct the Sun, Mercury, and Ceres.
In April, Jupiter catches up to Pluto for another new cycle conjunction, in close proximity to Saturn. Later in the year, from August until December, Mars entering and retrograding in Aries will square Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in turn.
2020 Key Dates of Planetary Configurations
- December 26, 2019: Solar Eclipse at 5° Capricorn is conjunct Jupiter at 6° Capricorn.
- Jupiter conjoins the South Node of the Moon at 8°–9° Capricorn at the penumbral Eclipse of 10 January, 2020.
- January 12, 2020: Saturn–Pluto new cycle conjunction at 23° Capricorn, in a tight conjunction with the Sun, Mercury, and Ceres. Saturn and Pluto conjoin while also on their respective South Nodes; the South Node of Pluto is at 20° Capricorn whilst the South Node of Saturn is at 23° Capricorn.
- April 5, 2020: Jupiter–Pluto new cycle conjunction at 24° Capricorn, still conjunct the South Node of Pluto at 23° Capricorn. The conjunction recurs on June 30.
- June 21, 2020: solar eclipse at 0° Cancer (on the solstice point), with a loose Jupiter–Saturn–Pluto conjunction sextile Mars and Neptune in the background.
- August – December 2020: Mars moves through Aries, direct and then retrograde, squaring the ongoing conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto.
- September 9, 2020: Mars turns retrograde at 28° Aries.
- November 13, 2020: Mars turns direct at 15° Aries.
- Final Jupiter–Pluto conjunction at 22° Capricorn, also conjunct Saturn.
- December 21, 2020: Jupiter–Saturn conjunction at 0° Aquarius.
Mars in Aries squares Pluto at 23° Capricorn. The Aquarian dispensation truly commences.
And so we end the year 2019 and also the decade with a monumental South Node Solar eclipse conjunct beneficial Jupiter on Boxing day 26 Dec. 2019, the day after the celebration of Christmas, when we celebrate with joy and gratitude the birth of the ‘new Man in Christ’. The end is but a beginning and the beginning is but the end of the old system that need transformation. We start the new year and a new decade with a Lunar eclipse which bring together Saturn-Lord of karma and Pluto -Lord of Death and Transformations. The last time these two were together were times of great change for us on this planet. Some areas of our lives have to die to be reborn.
Tanaaz of foreverconscious.com counsels us: “Pluto and Saturn are going to help all of us to awaken. They are going to help all of us to rework the structure of our lives. This energy is going to give us new air to breathe and new way to consider. We are going to have to do things differently, we are going to have to change our values, we are going to have to pivot as a society. This alignment has been a long time in the works. There are so many moving parts and moving pieces, but the world as we know it is going to shift and we are going to be given the opportunity to change the way we have been dealing with money and power.
All of us are going to be given the opportunity to shed and rise up. All of us are going to be given the opportunity to release our limitations and rebirth them into something new. All of us are going to be given a new power and a new strength.”