And so Bear Week, one of my favourite weeks here in my beloved Ptown, was the week I officially learnt that my Second Saturn Return was the biggest Saturn Return my astrologer has ever seen! Now, as a practising astrologer myself, I should not have been surprised by that, nor was I. My natal Saturn is at 17 degrees in Capricorn in my eighth house, which represents contracts with other people. However, it is ALSO conjunct Athena at 28 degrees in Capricorn. And tightly conjunct Vesta at...yup 17 degrees yup...also in Capricorn !!!
So no real surprise then to find myself going to court then, is it?! Contracts with other people (8th house) being brought to court - (Athena in the 9th house - which represents the law). And Athena represents the feminine crusader for justice, so is it any wonder I have also felt compelled to write about women's rights in the USA?
Folks, I come from a country which has had twenty years of female Presidents! Yup...twenty years! First we had President Mary Robinson for one seven year term (1990 - 1997), followed by two seven year terms of President Mary McAleese (1997 - 2011). So there are times when I am beyond gobsmacked when I hear that the USA does not want a female President. I have heard this comment from so, so soooo many....women...yes, folks....other women!!
For never before in my lifetime have I seen it to be more important than ever to stand up for all human rights. So for me it has been kinda like my Saturn - which by the way moves into the tenth house in my relocated chart here for Provincetown - is propelling me towards being the visible authority locally, both as an astrologer and astrocartographer, but also for what is right, fair and just for all humans beings.
And so I also find myself writing play after play here at the wonderful artists shared space at the Commons on Bradford Street. Do come visit.
And these last weeks, we have had the Lunar Eclipse followed soon after by the Solar Eclipse. Eclipses folks, are a time when that which needs to come to the surface to be let go of in our lives, becomes heavily amplified.
We also had the recent Full Moon in Capricorn earlier this week. The Capricorn energy is so focused on building and manifesting that we often forget it is actually very vin energy. So this weeks FullMoon in Capricorn was all about making empowered choices, and about bringing our soul consciousness into physical form, to better support ourselves.
This week's Full Moon was also conjunct Pluto as was the NewMoon in Capricorn six months ago on the 6th January. Good ol' Pluto! Pluto is currently coming closer to it's January 12th 2020 conjunction with Saturn in Capricorn. So we are gonna see a lot more political shitstorms till then, folks!
The last time these two planets were conjunct each other in Capricorn was January 1518, two months after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church in Wittenberg, Germany and thus began the Protestant revolution throughout Europe.
And the USA reaches it's Pluto Return in February 2022. The USA will be the first country ever to have its Pluto return analysed in depth, as Pluto, (which represents transformation, death, rebirth, power and corruption)takes 248 years to orbit the Sun, and as a planet, was discovered in 1930 - just before the rise of Nazism and the Far Right in Europe.
to enjoy. It was written and released in 1982/1983 and by heaven folks, is this song still relevant! Elton is still rockin' it and touring at 72 years of age, and I'm now in the PHD phase of my Second Saturn Return!!!! I'm still standing too folks, and believe you me, I ain't goin' nowhere!!! Provincetown, I love ya, baby! Bears 'n all!
Image "i fiori del paradiso, Dzogchen Beara, West Cork by Martha Clarke. For sale in various sizes at The Commons, Provincetown.
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!