Catching up on the news, astrological and otherwise

One of these days I will write a post on my own personal astrology.  It’s been quite something: the end of my Saturn return this summer and fall, the square of Uranus and Pluto falling right on my Chiron, and now Saturn sitting on my Mercury making it very difficult to come up with anything creative to say which explains why you have heard less of me recently.

But in the  meantime… we had an election, and Obama was elected.  There were no hanging chads, very few Mercury retrograde fiascos (unless you count Mitt Romney’s  and voting problems in Florida that have more to do with their political system than Mercury.  Now that we’re past the election, though, the political situation in the US seems very much the same as it did previous to the election: gridlock and partisan bickering.

Saturn is now in Scorpio and suddenly there has been an eruption of sex scandals and sexual abuse allegations.  Saturn was last in Scorpio in the early 1980s, joined by Pluto in 1983.  We saw this kind of surfacing of sexual abuse the last time Saturn was in Scorpio, but of course the presence of Pluto intensified the drama and brought out the dark side to a far greater extent than what we are likely to see now.

Neptune turns direct today so don’t be surprised if things are a bit murkier than usual right now.  While Neptune is stationary in the sky, creative inspiration is powerful and we can find it easier to achieve a transcendence in our spiritual life that is normally more difficult.  Meditation and prayer are important now, but so is music, art, nature and other activities that create a deep sense of inner well-being and a feeling of being connected to something greater. Neptune demands that we let go of what we think of as reality so that we can open up to a greater Universe of experience within us.

However, Neptune has another side – confusion and delusion; Neptunian mists can shroud the truth from our view and present an alternative witness.  Still, the power of Scorpio is strong right now with the Scorpio New Moon (eclipse) coming up on Tuesday.  This is no time for superficial fluff – Scorpio demands nothing less than Truth.

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By | 2012-11-11T12:12:42+00:00 November 11th, 2012|Astrology|4 Comments


  1. Valerie November 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Lynn, thank you for these insights on the election process. I saw a headline in the UK Guardian yesterday, “Republican Right begins internal civil war,” and while I hope this is overstated, it rang true for what we may expect in the next four years. Sadly, the dying paradigm will not go gently.

    I’d love to hear about your personal experience (with a disclaimer of self-interest since our charts are very like.) My 2nd Saturn return has been much smoother than #1 and I hope I’m not missing the bus on this. I guess if that’s the case it will let me know by running me down. 😉

  2. Greg F November 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I’m interested in how you fared this year too, when you’re up to writing about it., as you and I are very close in age too. Thanks for explaining why I can’t write much lately either with Saturn transiting my natal Mercury as well. I hope after new moon I can get back to it. Cheers, Lynn!

  3. Debbie November 12, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Down here in Aus, the Prime Minister has today called a royal commission to investigate all child sexual abuse allogations from the past and present throughout all the organisations where any abusive situations have occured, this includes The Catholic Church, The Scouting movement, all Fostering centers and agencies etc and there is no limit as to how far into the past is considered. She stated that yes, some people are going to jump up and down about what this is going to cost at a time when so many are struggling, but this is about people, in particular children, children whose lives were often ruined, robbed of any value, balue that is more important than money! Very Saturn in scorpio, eh? I must see if I can check out which house has scorpio on the cusp in the Australian chart, sound like either 2nd, 5th or 8th to me

  4. neesoj November 13, 2012 at 10:59 am

    to Debbie/Australia – thanks for that update, we simply Don’t get the world news in USA. USA has completely lost sight of any moral center, it is good to hear that Aussies still give a damn.

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