A quick look back
There is a famous Chinese curse that goes something along the lines of “May you live in an interesting age” and that is certainly true of the time that we are living in at the moment. Fortunately we have at our disposal a tool to make some sense of the chaos that we sometimes see around us: An understanding of planetary cycles. While it’s difficult to predict specific events that will take place under a particular planetary cycle, we ARE able to get a sense of the general climate and energies that are available to us or affecting us in some way.
We have emerged from the challenging square aspect between Uranus (radical change) and Pluto (destruction and regeneration) that created so much challenge between 2008 and 2017. Now that much of dismantling of the power structures has occurred, the rebuilding must take place. Saturn, the planet that assists in that process, is in its own sign of Capricorn which should help.
The Capricorn Stellium
In December of 2019 we will have a lineup of five planets in Capricorn. The last time there was a large stellium in Capricorn was the period between 1988-1989 (see this recent article about individuals born during that time period). Capricorn is associated with the material world and the structures we create to support it. The last Capricorn stellium witnessed the beginning of the disintegration and restructuring of the Soviet Union, the reunification of East and West Germany, the creation of new governments in the former Eastern Bloc including Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Poland.
Part of the Capricorn Stellium is the approaching conjunction of Saturn to Pluto in that sign. Although these two don’t officially converge exactly until January 2020, […]