Friday, January 18, 2019

Dystopian Flames

"Dystopian Flames"
Photos: Willow

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All photographs in this article are part of a photography exhibit I'm doing at a local library. If you live in the wild West Kootenays of British Columbia and would like to know the details about this exhibit, please email me at willowsweb [at]

Planet of concrete challenges, Saturn, is within orb of a conjunction to Hell-ruler Pluto throughout 2019. As this conjunction tightens, becoming exact a single time on January 12, 2020, we are confronted in our concrete lives and realities with all that has been suppressed, manipulated, lied about, and buried (Pluto) within business, corporations, finance, government, and institutions (Capricorn). Things are coming to a head on multiple fronts throughout 2019 and 2020 under the slow-burn effects of this Saturn-Pluto conjunction, and the toxicity and violence inherent in many of the structures and hierarchical pyramid-schemes of power on Planet Earth cannot be denied. 

Saturn relates to what is real, what is concrete, what is tangible, and as it steps further into the murky, netherworld regions of Pluto, we are faced with real, concrete, and tangible confrontations with some of the hellish scenarios that have been manufactured for us on this planet. These confrontations will require some type of effort on our parts in order to liberate ourselves from their weight. 

Whatever Plutonic threads are being plucked in your life, I encourage you to follow them to their roots and address them, working toward concrete solutions both in your own personal life and within human society at large. The personal is transpersonal and vice versa.

Saturn conjunct Pluto in Capricorn requires that we work, step-by-step, for our liberation from the many manufactured and manipulated Hell-scenarios currently running amok. It requires that we demand something better, something more honest, something wholly legitimate, and that we do so from right where we stand.

Our efforts toward liberation from the muck and the murk are not futile (far from it!), despite what we may have been conditioned to think...

These are photographs of open oil flares, well sites, and pumpjacks on and around my parents’ ranch in southeast Saskatchewan. They depict a scene that is very common to see on the prairies. Tens of thousands of open oil flares exist on the Canadian prairies, burning off and releasing toxic by-products of oil production into the surrounding environments, including benzene and other hydrocarbons and heavy metals. Other gases, particularly hydrogen sulfide (H2S), are released from the well sites themselves often in concentrations many times higher than allowable government limits. There is also radioactivity being released from oil well sites. Many well sites and flares are short distances from people’s homes, as there is very little regulation regarding where these can go or how many can exist in a certain area. In many cases, as in southeast Saskatchewan, multiple well sites and flares are clustered into small areas.

I was reprimanded by a battery operator while taking these photographs of a flare on the oil lease. I could tell he was considering confiscating my camera... 

I grew up living amidst oil activity. The foul smell of the gases around the well sites was considered something that was normal to live around. We laughed about it as kids when being driven past a particularly rank oil battery or flare.

In recent years, oil drilling has gone on at a frenzied pace in my home area. The first open oil flare on my parents' ranch went in less than a mile south of their house, and it was like a punch to the gut to see this blazing, toxic orange flame on the grassy landscape. It was alien, dystopian, post-apocalyptic looking. 

Within seven years, there were three more flares surrounding my parents’ home and a couple dozen pumpjacks. Two of these flares are directly across the road from my parents’ house and can be seen from their living room window.

The quiet of the prairie is no longer. The hellish squeal and moan of pumpjacks is omnipresent.


One of the most deadly gases being released from the oil well sites themselves is hydrogen sulfide (H2S).

Multiple independent audits of wells in the area have shown horrifically high releases, many times higher than allowable government limits.  

As reported by the University of Regina journalism school (from which I am a graduate), in a 2015 audit of 43 oil wells in Saskatchewan, poisonous H2S gas was found being released at an average of 30,000 ppm. 

The allowable limit for H2S releases is 10 ppm.

The lethal level is considered to be 1,000 ppm.

The highest level of H2S gas found being released in that audit was 150,000 ppm. 

The Saskatchewan government claims it has found no regulatory breaches by the oil industry that need to be followed up on by them.

H2S is only one of the toxic by-products being released at well sites. When H2S is burned off in a flare, other toxic substances are released, such as sulfur dioxide. A single flare can release dozens of toxic by-products, including benzene and other hydrocarbons, dioxins, and heavy metals. There is no monitoring of these.  

Open oil flares and the releases from well sites have been linked to a range of health problems and diseases, including cancer, autoimmune disorders, heavy metals poisoning, respiratory damage, chemical sensitivity, miscarriages, birth defects, and livestock deaths. Headaches, nausea, and vomiting are commonly experienced after exposure to the gases.

And people live in this. Every day. 

They’re getting sick and dying from this. 

All around these flares and well sites, in the sparsely-populated surrounding areas, there has developed a cancer cluster as well as an increased incidence of autoimmune disorders and other health problems. Very few neighbouring ranches or farms have not been visited by some devastating health problem at one time or another. 

As little girls, my sister and I played with another little girl who grew up on a neighbouring ranch. We rode our bikes or walked down the gravel road to her place to play Barbies or to play with new kittens. She developed leukemia when she was 18 years old, received chemotherapy, moved away, and has been cancer-free since. 

My Dad's childhood friend and his wife lived about ten kilometres from us. His friend's wife developed cancer and has battled it for almost two decades. His friend was diagnosed with cancer more recently, prior to them retiring and moving to town. 

Another rancher and his wife live a few kilometres to the east, close to a huge flare near the highway. His wife was diagnosed with cancer a number of years ago and has had bouts of chemotherapy since. He suffered from a disorder that involved vertigo and, at times, had a difficult time doing his work.

That man's brother also lives nearby, a rancher and now-retired battery operator. He drove a circuit five days a week as a battery operator, visiting and monitoring multiple oil sites each day. He suffers from arthritis, inflammation likely caused or exacerbated by the chemicals and gases he was exposed to on the job, and is now in kidney failure.  

My mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia thirty years ago, an autoimmune disorder causing pain, chronic fatigue, and equilibrium problems, among others, and she has suffered with it ever since. She is one of many people in and around the area with fibromyalgia or inflammation/autoimmune disorders like it. 

The medical establishment, the oil industry, and anyone benefiting from those things would argue there's no connection. That it's all just a bit of bad luck. 

But I know better. 

People are scared to speak out. They’re scared to question the activities of the oil industry. The oil industry provides most of the “good-paying jobs” in a working class area that is struggling mightily to survive and to preserve its way of life. 

Surface or mineral rights or an oil job provide the income that often means the difference between a decently comfortable life and constant, grinding financial hardship. 

Many people in the area maintain their farming and ranching cultures, the life that runs through their blood, a life on the land, with income from the oil industry. 

People are scared. So they live like this. 

They gamble their health away. 

They risk a shortened life. 

They look the other way. 

And the government does the same, filling its coffers with oil profits.

The oil industry could pipe these gases underground and capture them. In many cases, the gases could then be used for other purposes. But this would cost the oil industry money. It would require infrastructure. Maybe some new technology. So the current rule is that capturing these toxic gases has to be economically viable for the oil companies. Otherwise, they can use open oil flaring. 

The true cost of oil production is being passed on to the people in this way and to the animals that live and graze around these flares and oil sites. They shoulder the burden for the oil industry with their own ill health and shortened lifespans. 

The dangers of oil pipelines are much-discussed these days. There is much less public outrage and knowledge about the direct threat to human and animal health caused by open oil and natural gas flaring and unmonitored releases from well sites.

Please Support a Ban on Open Oil and Natural Gas Flaring

Please Support Increased Monitoring of Releases From Existing Well Sites 


A documentary by the University of Regina journalism school, my alma mater:

Crude Power: An Investigation Into Oil, Money, and Influence in Saskatchewan  

Willow’s Web Astrology YouTube videos

Post-Apocalyptic Oil Flare Wasteland 

Stop the Oil Industry From Open-Air Flaring! A Toxic and Dangerous Practise



- DYSTOPIAN FLAMES: The True Cost of Oil Production on the Canadian Prairies  -


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Sunday, January 13, 2019

A Re-post for the Upcoming Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse in Leo at Perigee: The Anti-Hype Full Moon Report

Just in case you're catching a whiff of the "SuperBloodWolfMoon" media hype around the January 20, 2019 Full Moon total lunar eclipse at perigee at zero degrees Leo, please remember: the media has an amazingly short memory, and it loves to create hype where hype is not warranted. 

I would say Full Moons are the most over-hyped astrological events, in general. And Full Moon total lunar eclipses at perigee! Well, those can whip things up into a real frenzy.

Please recall: we experienced pretty much this exact astrological event (a Full Moon total lunar eclipse at perigee in Leo) in January 2018. The main difference is that this upcoming lunar eclipse is the first Full Moon of the year, and the one we experienced in January 2018 was the second Full Moon in the calendar month, making it a "Blue Moon."

So you can pretty much just rinse and repeat for the upcoming eclipse with the following article.

I'm not saying this event is not notable. I'm just saying it's not hype-worthy.

From January 28, 2018, "The Anti-Hype Full Moon Report" from Willow's Web Astrology:

"The Taurus Full Moon at perigee November 14, 2016: the closest the Moon has been to Earth since 1948 (people were also peeing themselves over that one...)

Photos: Willow's Mama

Media, scientists, astronomers, and astrologers seem to be making a huge deal about the upcoming Full Moon at 11 degrees Leo on January 31, calling it a "SuperBlueBloodMoon" (Christ.) and creating all sorts of hyped-up woo-woo around it.

"Once-in-a-lifetime celestial event"

"First in 150 years"

A "super-duper-exciting-plus-sprinkles phenomenon"

The Full Moon at 11 degrees Leo (opposite Aquarius Sun) on January 31 falls at perigee, meaning the Moon will be at the closest point to Earth in its orbit. Because of this, the Moon will appear larger than usual in the night's sky. In astrological terms, this is a Full Moon opposite Black Moon Lilith, the symbol for the lunar apogee. This Leo Full Moon is also a total lunar eclipse, and it is the second Full Moon in the calendar month, referred to as a "Blue Moon."

In reality, though, this is not a super huge deal. In reality, this is pretty much just media diversion doing what media diversion does - focusing on a single, trumped-up (pardon the term) celestial event and manufacturing a bunch of artificially-heightened energy and buzz around it.

I try to neutralize this hyped-up energy because it's actually dangerous.

It's known that "the elite" have used astrology for millenia to plan their events, and this practise continues to this day. War manoeuvres are one area where it's quite obvious that astrology is being utilized.

Two major recent "wars" initiated by the United States/NATO - the unjustified invasion of Iraq in March 2003 and the unjustified bombing of Libya in March 2011 - were timed to Uranus ingresses around March equinox. We have another Uranus ingress around March equinox in the near future - March 2019 when Uranus re-enters Taurus after a retrograde period. If the pattern continues, we can expect more warmongering hell to be unleashed at that time. Let's hope we can break the pattern. The symbolism of Uranus (rebellion, revolution, sudden changes, upheaval) indicates that we can.

The real deal is, war maneouvres have gone undercover in many cases. We are being attacked on multiple levels that are not even being recognized by the mass public. (Unexpected financial attacks or attacks to the financial systems/currencies are one possible theme for Uranus transiting Taurus.)

I would suggest that the timing and energy of the last hugely over-hyped eclipse in Leo - a New Moon total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 - was used to unleash extreme weather warfare in the form of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, followed by a destructive earthquake. 

From September 3, 2017: Hurricane Harvey, the Total Solar Eclipse, and This Era of Unnatural Disaster 

Any time a subject achieves across-the-board mainstream media saturation (or even partial mainstream media saturation), it is being used in some way. It is shaping and manufacturing public opinion, directing people's gaze to a certain, narrow subject - and most likely away from other more pertinent subjects.

This way of reporting lacks context. Without understanding context, we are at the mercy of a media that creates Event Bubble after Event Bubble, never showing us the broader picture or filling in the blanks as far as how it all fits together. We see situations as existing in a vacuum, as randomly-occurring and isolated events.

So we have to look at the hype surrounding this Leo Full Moon eclipse at perigee (as well as all similar celestial events) for what it is: artificial, unnecessary, and potentially dangerous as we have a "look over there!" diversionary scenario unfolding in the general public - a prime opening for the powers-that-be to misuse celestial energy and slip some nastiness by.

It's also really exhausting to be this artificially jacked-up about anything, and I believe this is another reason certain subjects like this Full Moon are woo-wooed to death. Our minds and our energy are being hijacked, burning us out on it all.

Here's the reality-checking astrological context on this upcoming Full Moon total lunar eclipse in Leo: 

We regularly experience Full Moons at perigee. Again, "perigee" means that the Moon is at the closest distance it comes to Earth in its orbit. The term "SuperMoon" has unfortunately caught on for a Full Moon at perigee (which sounds as if they're trying to supersize the Moon a la McDonald's marketing), but I would suggest this is part of the hype machine. Three or four Full Moons each year can be classified as at perigee, falling in succession. The Cancer Full Moon on January 1, 2018 was also at perigee and so was the Gemini Full Moon on December 3, 2017. We experienced another uber-hyped Full Moon at perigee on November 14, 2016 at 22 degrees Taurus (pictured above), which was "the closest the Moon has been to Earth since 1948!!!!!" That Full Moon was flanked by two other Full Moons at perigee - on October 16 and December 14, 2016. We'll experience another set of Full Moons at perigee January 21, February 19, and March 21, 2019. The March 21, 2019 Full Moon at perigee at 0 degrees Libra (cardinal point) marks equinox and also Uranus re-entering Taurus. This indicates conditions that have that extra special occulty goodness the powers-that-be so often use to time war manoeuvres/attacks and other "random" events.

We experience eclipses every six months. Eclipses are just very precisely-aligned New and Full Moons. We experience a New Moon and a Full Moon every month. About every six months, the Sun, Moon, and Earth align more precisely than usual, and we experience New and Full Moon eclipses. A New Moon occurs when the Moon is passing between the Sun and Earth (Earth-Moon-Sun). During a New Moon solar eclipse, it appears, from our vantage point on Earth, that the Moon has blocked out the light of the Sun. A Full Moon occurs when the Moon is opposite the Sun in its orbit (Earth-Sun-Moon). During a Full Moon lunar eclipse, the Earth casts a shadow on the Moon, blocking its light. We experience a pair of eclipses - a New Moon solar eclipse and a Full Moon lunar eclipse - about every six months, two weeks apart from each other. Sometimes, we have a triple eclipse season with an extra solar or lunar eclipse. Most eclipses are partial. Total eclipses are more uncommon, but again, not rare. We often experience two total lunar eclipses in a calendar year.

Full Moons at perigee that are also total eclipses are uncommon but not extremely rare. The upcoming Full Moon total lunar eclipse at perigee occurs on January 31, 2018 at 11 degrees Leo. The last one experienced prior to that was September 28, 2015 at 4 degrees Aries. Future Full Moon total lunar eclipses at perigee will be experienced on January 20, 2019 at zero degrees Leos, on May 26, 2021 at 5 degrees Sagittarius, and on October 8, 2033 at 15 degrees Aries. Historically, these events also occurred in 1982, 1964, 1946, 1928, and 1910.

A Blue Moon is not really a big, hairy deal. The term "Blue Moon" refers to the second Full Moon in a calendar month. Depending on how much stock you put in the Gregorian calendar, this is not really all that significant. Blue Moons are not rare. We will experience other Blue Moons on: March 31, 2018; October 31, 2020; August 31, 2023; May 31, 2026; December 31, 2028; September 30, 2031; July 31, 2034; January 31, 2037; and so on. You can see - if a month has 31 days, it's not uncommon for two Full Moons to fall in that calendar month. We can also experience two New Moons in a calendar month (generally much less hyped), and the second New Moon is referred to as a Black Moon. The last Black Moon we experienced was October 30, 2016 at 7 degrees Scorpio, and the next Black Moon we will experience is August 30, 2019 at 6 degrees Virgo. (Disclaimer: some people use the terms Blue Moon and Black Moon to refer to the fourth Full or New Moon in a three-month season.)

So this Leo Full Moon total lunar eclipse at perigee, the second Full Moon we will experience in January 2018, is certainly significant and noteworthy. It is a particularly beautiful celestial event in our night's sky. The questions are whether it is hype-worthy (is anything ever really hype-worthy?) and why there is so much hype generated around single astrological/astronomical events such as these.

This Leo Full Moon conjunct the North Node of the Moon indicates a heart-directed culmination point - but one that requires that we unravel and deconstruct the machinations of the Kings and Queens (Leo) holding illegitimate positions of hierarchical power on our planet. The horrific events surrounding the Leo New Moon total solar eclipse in August 2017 would be a prime place to direct our gazes...

Eclipses indicate the potential for powerful backdrop changes with ripple effects extending for at least six months. As the Moon grows big and full in royal Leo, there are many illegitimate Kings and Queens of all stripes ready to be toppled from their thrones. 

Enjoy this beautiful and magical Full Moon eclipse in heart-centred Leo. Feel the love under these lunar rays. But do so with your feet planted on terra firma. It's better that way."

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Saturn in Capricorn and the Applying Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in 2019

What follows is a patron article on the Saturn in Capricorn transit that was first released to Willow's Web Astrology patrons on July 7, 2017.

I'm publishing this article on the public blog today (with the Sun and Saturn in a New Year's Day conjunction at 11 degrees Capricorn ahead of a January 5 New Moon at 15 degrees Capricorn (5:28 p.m. PST) conjunct Pluto) because the themes are highly relevant as Saturn transits Capricorn in an applying conjunction to Pluto throughout 2019.

Many of the simmering themes of the Pluto in Capricorn transit that I've been writing about over the past 11 years (80 articles and counting!) will be coming to a head as the Saturn-Pluto conjunction tightens. In light of this, I offer my work here (slightly updated for this re-publishing) as a navigational tool for any challenges up ahead. Being prepared with strong astrological back-up is a key for success in 2019 and always, and you will find no stronger astrological back-up for these challenging times than at Willow's Web Astrology!

Thank-you to all Willow's Web Astrology patrons for supporting me to do this type of in-depth astrological work and writing. It would not be possible otherwise.


Copyright © 2017 Willow’s Web Astrology. Please do not use, reproduce, or distribute this article without my permission.

By Willow of Willow's Web Astrology

 - Saturn in Capricorn December 21, 2017 - December 17, 2020
- Chiron in Aries April 16, 2018 - April 14, 2027
- Uranus in Taurus May 15, 2018 - April 26, 2026
- Saturn conjunct Pluto at 22 degrees Capricorn January 12, 2020
- Jupiter conjunct Saturn at zero degrees Aquarius December 21, 2020

Saturn entered its own sign of Capricorn on December 21, 2017, and as it did, it formed a potent conjunction to the Sun at zero degrees Capricorn, marking solstice. This was followed by a stellium of bodies in Capricorn that stretched from late December 2017 through the end of January 2018. This stellium was at its peak at the time of the 26-degree Capricorn New Moon on January 16, 2018 when six bodies were transiting the sign - Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Pluto, along with Black Moon Lilith.

The 2017 solstice ingress and stellium that kicked off the three-year Saturn transit of Capricorn marked a powerful point of initiation, setting a new, more serious-minded tone.

More serious than the deadly-serious tone we already have on Planet Earth with Pluto transiting Capricorn, you ask?

Yes, indeed.

If there was little time and energy for screwing around before Saturn entered Capricorn, there is even less now. If we had to manage our finances and purchases wisely before, we have to be even smarter and shrewder under this transit. If we were getting nailed on areas where we were a little weak, a little soft, a little lax, we're receiving even less leeway there now.

The trick is to accept this tightening of energies without wailing and lamenting and resisting and feeling sorry for ourselves. These reactions (while perhaps useful for temporary relief) are ultimately futile, friends. Saturn is squeezing the absolute best from us over the course of this transit. It wants our absolute A Games. It wants us absolutely rocking every responsibility, every challenge, and every karmic-shitty turn of events, riding it all like a straight-up, motherfucking boss. It won't take anything less.

Saturn in Capricorn doesn't want us to just meet expectations. It wants us to exceed them. Saturn in Capricorn has high standards for us because it knows what we're capable of if we put our minds to it and commit to seeing things through. 

Saturn will be hammering us on weak points we should have gotten on top of previously. This is a real "paying the piper" transit. So if you know you have been slacking in a certain arena, now is a great time to get on the ball. If you know there is something you have to address in your life or make amends for, now is the time. Head Saturn off at the pass!

Saturn transits become less difficult when we’re doing the maintenance as needed, rather than putting dreaded tasks off and allowing them to build up. 

While taskmaster Saturn is loving life in its own sign, we can expect experiences of restriction, constriction, limitation, blockage, tightening up, challenge, increased responsibility, and an elongation of time/slowing of the pace.

Basically, it's time to get down to business, no messin’ around.

As always with the Cosmic Daddy Figure, anything being put on our plates naturally and organically by the universe will be "for our own good"...eventually.

Digging in, taking on the work, taking it seriously, and seeing it through till the end - these are qualities that will be rewarded by Saturn in Capricorn.

Avoidance, denial, rebellion, shirking, passing the buck, whining, bitching, moaning - these are qualities that will not be rewarded.

This doesn't mean we have to accept just anything that is dished out. There are natural responsibilities bestowed by the universe and then there is the expectation that we will pick up the slack in a dysfunctional and poorly-managed institution, workplace, home, relationship, whatever.
We're not picking up the slack for a screwed-up system. That would be self-destructive and way too heavy, to say the least. 

But dropping responsibilities, letting things slide, not facing reality, letting people down, or not seeing things through till the end will have progressively more severe repercussions or "karmic bite back" during this transit. Saturn in Capricorn won’t allow any weaseling out or any immaturity. It’s one placement that lives by the old motto: what goes around, comes around.

But it also goes further than that. Saturn and Capricorn are both related to authority, power, and a sort of exalted status based on the experience and resources a person has at his or her disposal.

With Saturn in Capricorn, we will be getting checked as far as the way we use our particular status, resources, position, and authority, no matter how seemingly humble our stations in life. Saturn is looking over the way we run our particular ships, the way we rule our particular domains, and it's demanding the absolute highest of standards from us. Responsible leadership in every way without devolving into harshness, bitterness, or control freak-itis. 

Saturn in Capricorn definitely has a bit of the grim or the morose associated with it, and it is part of our challenge not to allow this to permeate our personalities or leadership styles. 

Abuses of our authority, even seemingly minor ones, will not be allowed with Saturn ruling the roost in home-sweet-home Capricorn. Only those who have earned their positions and status - and who diligently maintain right action within them - will get the full approval of Saturn in Capricorn. This involves the validation and shoring up of our efforts as a blessing to continue toward our goals. 

We will be taking on new levels of responsibility under this transit, taking on new position and status which will ultimately benefit both ourselves and the collective. Capricorn is about personal responsibility, hard work, and achievement, but it is also a sign related to collective progress and the responsibility we have to build things that benefit the group, not just us personally. Effort we put in and structures we build or maintain over the next years can further and support many others in the years that follow.

This theme will be most obvious in the areas associated with the houses where Capricorn resides in your natal and Secondary Progressed charts. You will be taking on new authority, status, or position in those areas but more than likely growing into it gradually over the course of the three-year transit. There is a framework coming together there, piece-by-piece and step-by-step. In light of this, it's a good time to set your sights on some concrete, longer-term goals.

Achievement is a primary theme of the Saturn in Capricorn transit, as well as setting the stage for long-term sustainability and success. 

Business and financial considerations will be a strong focus. 

We may also be rewarded for previous hard work and nose-to-the-grindstone diligence under this transit, provided with new security and status because of it. This rewarding of previous efforts is part of the “good karma” associated with Saturn in Capricorn.

We're achieving something big - I would even go so far as to say momentous - over the three-year Saturn in Capricorn transit. It won't be easy, but it will be worth the blood, sweat, and tears in the end. 

We have to set just the right foundation and just the right trajectory for this achievement to bear the fruit we’re looking for over the long run, and that's one of the reasons Saturn is such a hard-ass. We have to be looking at things and considering options with a mature and reasonable outlook. We have to realistically determine the time, energy, and resources these achievements will require and whether they are ultimately worth it.

Saturn in Capricorn isn't much of a gambler. It's pretty much looking for a sure thing.

Over the three-year transit, we’re looking to invest ourselves and our resources in people, situations, and material things that have long-term pay-offs.

One nice aspect of this transit is that Saturn in Capricorn will move into supportive sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, in contrast to the clashing square we experienced in 2015/2016 while Saturn was transiting Sagittarius. 

This Saturn-Neptune sextile indicates assistance and support from the universe, material frameworks that get a boost from the otherworldly, and concrete efforts that are divinely-inspired and -guided. There will be concrete assistance (Saturn/Capricorn) for solving even the most chronic and ubiquitous of collective problems (Neptune/Pisces). We’re channelling spiritual inspiration into even the most arduous of Saturnine efforts. This sextile is exact January 31, 2019; June 18, 2019; and November 9, 2019.

Saturn in Capricorn also brings up issues of age, aging, maturity, and experience. As we move further into the astrological Aquarian era, generational divides and rules around chronological age are breaking down, and using either our advanced age or our youth as a power move will be less and less effective. Saturn will cry foul if we are somehow using our age/experience (or lack thereof) against someone.

During Saturn's transit of Capricorn, people in positions of establishment power within the illegitimate pyramid-scheme hierarchies on this planet will be getting checked...hard. And we can capitalize on this.

We're going to see a fair amount of crumbling authority, a fair number of individuals being "unseated," as more people wise up to the fact that it is actually incompetent inferiors sitting in many of the positions of power and authority within the current establishment.

People who have been gifted certain opportunities or status because of who they know or how much money they have may find things increasingly difficult under this transit. Chronic nepotism and cronyism will be less tolerated. Saturn in Capricorn requires that we earn our positions every step of the way. 

The rules will be changing almost spontaneously at times as the Aquarian-era breezes blow in. Old Guard structures will be coming apart at the seams a little. Things simply aren't going to work that way anymore - at least, not as easily or seamlessly.

We don't want to be under anyone's thumb, no matter how supposedly benevolent the thumb-bearer. There is no more energy to uphold unsatisfactory power dynamics and hierarchical establishments. There is no more energy to prop up the same-old, same-old. As the energy abandons these structures and frameworks, there is an organic levelling of the power scheme. There are openings that can be capitalized on and beneficial changes that can be made. It's all about positioning ourselves to be in the right places at the right times so that we can effect this type of beneficial change, so that we can bring in new ideas and methods.

This doesn't mean there won't be people in positions of authority - it's just that more of this authority will be naturally-bestowed and fluid rather than tightly-controlled and rigid. People will be in positions of fluid authority because others agree that it is in the best interests of the communities and societies to have them there, playing that role, shouldering that responsibility. These aren’t rigid “lifetime rulers,” common under the Pluto in Leo generation. 

There is a new definition of authority on its way during the Saturn in Capricorn transit. It is authority that does not require force, coercion, manipulation, dishonesty, ass-kissing, or mind control. It doesn’t have anything to do with ego. It can’t buy its way into position and power. It can’t simply cozy up to the “right people” to gain status. Being born into the right family or into the right neighbourhood will not guarantee this type of authority. It is authority that is non-hierarchical, fluid, earned, entrusted, freely and naturally-given. 

Saturn in Capricorn ultimately rewards those who have earned their positions every step of the way.
On the other hand, we will also see extreme status-seeking behaviour during this transit. Many will be power and status-hungry, which means there will be no end to the corruption, rot, and illegitimacy Saturn in Capricorn will be working to put in check. It also means that people will be over-reaching, straining to bust loose from the constraints and limitations Saturn is placing on them - and getting caught. 

Again, we can capitalize on this. As long as we respect our own Saturnine limitations, we can position ourselves to be the stabilizing force as the status-seekers flail and structural breakdown throws things off balance. We can use the rules of the corrupt system against itself in many ways, making headway even using establishment channels.

Issues of control, power, and manipulation will be coming to a head during this transit. We may see increasingly desperate manoeuvres as people cling to increasingly unstable positions of power and status. 

There will be challenges as far as the use and misuse of collective resources.

Respect will be a strong theme - natural forms of respect versus the type of respect that is coerced through positions of hierarchical power. (You can't force respect. The natural form is the only true form.)

Saturn Conjunct Pluto 2019 - 2020

The overturning of illegitimate hierarchy (at least in minds and spirits) will be in progress in earnest throughout the Saturn in Capricorn transit, building to a crescendo as Saturn closes in on its one and only exact conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn on January 12, 2020 at 22 degrees.

Saturn-Pluto conjunctions are known to be hardcore. There is some true tyranny possible under this aspect: cruelty, hatred, inhumanity, domination, abuse, misuse of power. But there is also the possibility of desperately-needed, grand-scale structural transformation that brings us into better position, both personally and collectively. Things need to change, and this aspect indicates the potential for major structural and power-related shifts. 

Under this conjunction, people just aren’t going to be able to put up with the standard bullshit anymore, and this is going to create disruption and instability in “business as usual” on Planet Earth.

Many flagrant abuses of power and status, chronic within the current establishment, can be put in check under this transit. 

As Saturn traipses over the area of the zodiac that has been covered by Pluto in Capricorn since 2008, we'll be confronted with some acute challenges (Saturn) related to the economic violence that has been brought down by the authoritarian power structures (Capricorn). This comes to a head under the exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction in January 2020, but this aspect is within orb throughout 2019 and 2020. (Yes, we’re being dominated by a Saturn-Pluto conjunction for two years. Get ready for loads of fun!) Related themes first become acute in April 2019 as both Saturn and Pluto station retrograde within three degrees of an exact conjunction.

This area of the zodiac has pockets of "financial hell" associated with it, as it relates to the intentional housing collapse of 2008 in the United States and the waves of unemployment, inflation, insecurity, and homelessness that have been experienced worldwide ever since. Manipulated stock markets, insane levels of speculation, destructive gentrification, and criminal misdeeds in business, finance, and government have created a hugely unstable situation, hurting billions of people.

We have been collectively traumatized by this Plutonic economic violence, and Saturn now triggers this, drawing out concrete events that crystallize the reality of the situation. 

From the October 1, 2014 article,Timed War Attacks at March Equinox and the Final Uranus-Pluto Square, March Equinox 2015:

“When Lord of the Underworld dwarf planet Pluto entered Capricorn in 2008, beginning a 16-year transit of the sign of business, hierarchy, status, and structure, the intentional collapse of the United States housing market picked up steam.

Criminally deregulated derivatives on mortgages that were intentionally set to be defaulted on led to a massive transfer of wealth from U.S. taxpayers to the big banks and insurance companies. People who could not afford to own their own homes were given "predatory" mortgages with interest rates that increased as the years went on. Those who were just squeaking by on their mortgage payments found they were unable to pay as the interest rates rose. They defaulted on their mortgages, losing their homes and their equity. And the big banks, the insurance companies, and the speculators were paid out on the massive derivatives schemes that insured those faulty mortgages, rewarding banks for their heinously irresponsible lending practises. 

The economic collapse that followed was timed to throw people into joblessness and homelessness, creating turmoil in families, marriages, personal relationships, and communities, much like the Great Depression of the 1930s did. The cracks in society became crevasses in the following years. The jobs lost around 2008 - many of the more decently-paying jobs - have not been recovered, and a staggering 43 million Americans now rely on food stamps to feed themselves and their families.
From housing derivatives, the speculators and financiers moved into the grains markets with rampant speculation and trading of grains futures that drove the price of food staples up worldwide. This created hunger and starvation all over the world, as well as the mass protests and rioting known as ‘The Arab Spring.’”

While we have certainly been through “the shit” during the Pluto in Capricorn transit, this transit of Saturn through Capricorn indicates that the things we've learned from the challenges and difficulties experienced since 2008 can now be applied to our benefit. We've been through some fairly heinous hell points, and we came through them. Now, we can come at it all from a more experienced perspective. 

Experience is very, very valuable with Saturn transiting Capricorn. The ability to shrewdly and patiently weather the storms - without panicking - is worth its weight in gold. The recognition that we've been through a similar wave or pattern or experience before helps us to navigate successfully over the next few years.

We'll be drawing on our hard-nosed/stiff upper lip reserves during the transit of Saturn through Capricorn, and at this point, they're well-developed! 

The exact Saturn-Pluto conjunction on January 12, 2020 is absolutely stunning, as it will actually be an exact four-body conjunction involving the Sun, Ceres, Saturn, and Pluto, all at 22 degrees Capricorn. Mercury will also be tightly conjunct at 23 degrees Capricorn, making it a five-body conjunction. Transiting Jupiter will be conjunct the South Node of the Moon at the time, as well, at 8/9 degrees Capricorn, creating a massive stellium of bodies in Capricorn - Mercury-Saturn-Pluto-Ceres-Sun-Jupiter-South Node.

This indicates a truly historic time and the beginning of a truly historic year (2020), one when the blinders will officially be off for most people as far as the corrupt power scheme on Planet Earth. People aren't even going to be able to play along with the standard "austerity is good for you" narrative. Dying or suffering because essential services have been cut in order to line corporate and political pockets (not to mention continue the insane global war machine) is going to be full-on out-of-vogue by 2020.

This conglomeration of bodies at 22 Capricorn indicates that priorities will be shifting, old hierarchies will be levelling, and people will be much less likely to follow the (corrupt, coercive, outdated) leader. This includes pseudo-alternative leaders, as well - gatekeepers, controlled opposition, "celebrities," so-called progressive agenda makers that control minds in the very same ways. These hierarchical, follow-the-leader control structures are flimsy at best by 2020 (though if you listen to the propaganda, you will think they have the same, business-as-usual iron grip. "No problems! Nothing to see here!").

Leadership that goes against the grain of the supposed alternative will be required just as urgently as leadership that goes against the grain of the establishment, as much of the supposed alternative is creating and reinforcing similar power and control dynamics.

Jupiter Conjunct Saturn December 21, 2020 

The year 2020 is one last purge of the power scheme on this planet, one final maya-annihilation and blinder-destroyer, ahead of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius on December 21, 2020. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, an aspect that occurs about every 20 years, marks another historic December solstice point, as we officially move into egalitarian Aquarian ethics and energy en masse. 

Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions are generally considered times when great enterprises get off the ground. They are associated with big structural and philosophical shifts, a general marker of historic events or themes.

The most recent Jupiter-Saturn conjunction occurred at 22 degrees Taurus on May 28, 2000, and things certainly did take a turn-of-the-millenium shift that year toward a more technological/futuristic outlook on things. It would be impossible to deny the absolute saturation of daily human life with technology since 2000. There was a massive acceleration that began as we entered the 2000s, made obvious when you recall that no one owned a smart phone in 2000, no one had social media, and many did not even own computers or have internet.

We also had a major, collective reality-altering false flag on the near horizon at that time - the orchestrated events at the World Trade Centers in New York City on September 11, 2001. We’re still riding the horror-show wave of war, violence, lies, destruction, and intensified state control that was initiated at that time.

So as we move to the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius in December 2020, just after both planets leave Capricorn, we can expect an opening into the next big structural and philosophical shift, including a wave of (often intentionally-orchestrated) historic events. Twenty-twenty-one opens the new chapter.

This will certainly involve technology (Aquarius), and in the current hands, we can expect a dehumanizing effect from many of the so-called advances. Technology used for further control and surveillance. Technology and automation that eliminates more jobs. Energy weapons and technologically-supported forms of warfare. Weaponry that affects the way a person thinks and then behaves. Alteration and control of DNA. Psychic energy harnessed or manipulated via technological methods. Establishment control and domination of outer space.

The philosophy (Jupiter) around technology (Aquarius) will come into hard check (Saturn) around this time.

At the same time, there is a strong possibility that the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in earliest Aquarius will open a chapter where people and communities develop and control their own technological advances, which will advance human society in beneficial ways. Advances with alternative housing and alternative energy would be two possibilities. 

Concentrations of energy in earth sign Capricorn over the next few years, particularly the massive stellium in January 2020, indicate that we will be building real, concrete frameworks and structures that will carry us into the future. 

We're moving from the blueprint stage to the actual building of it. 

The influence of Saturn in Capricorn indicates that we will have real projects to sink our teeth into, real, material investments for our time, energy, and resources.

Alternative communities and networks will be built or shored up and will become stronger points of resistance. But we are also looking to see major shifts in the mainstream structures and ways of doing things (Capricorn territory). We aren’t starting from scratch.

Money and finances are strongly in focus during this transit, as is the spending power we each hold. We are using our money wisely and in strategic ways, in ways that support or create the type of energy, dynamics, and business exchanges we wish to be part of. We’re building the preferable future one transaction at a time. Changing spending habits even slightly to better reflect our values creates major ripple effects.

Chiron in Aries and Uranus in Taurus

Two major ingresses occurred during the Saturn in Capricorn transit, and both colour the historic year of 2020 - Chiron left Pisces for Aries on April 16, 2018 for a transit that lasts until April 14, 2027, and almost simultaneously, Uranus left Aries for Taurus on May 15, 2018 for a transit that lasts until April 26, 2026.

Both bodies retrograded back into the earlier signs later on in 2018, but Chiron re-enters Aries for good on February 17, 2019, and Uranus re-enters Taurus for good on March 6, 2019.

The Chiron in Aries transit indicates a period of years when we have really been pushed to the brink as far as survival on the planet (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). More people will be forced into a purely survival-based (Aries) reality due to the greed and injustice of the current establishment. 

Chiron will also transit that very symbolic region of 29 degrees Pisces/zero degrees Aries in 2018 and again in early 2019, an area that coincides with the Fukushima, Japan nuclear disaster, ongoing since March 2011. The tsunami occurred and nuclear disaster began as Uranus crossed this "end of the zodiac/beginning of the zodiac" point on March 11, 2011. Now, the wounded healer will traverse this point (April/May 2018; September/October 2018; February/March 2019), and perhaps the devastation and the collapsing Pacific Ocean ecosystem will become too much to ignore...

Chiron in Aries very directly relates to the pain and dysfunction (Chiron) caused by war (Aries).
(I do believe the Fukushima disaster is an intentional act of covert nuclear warfare...)

This includes the current chronic state of global warfare – killing people, injuring people, and putting lives at risk directly - but it also includes chronic class warfare in an intentionally-stratified economic/money system where people with less wealth and fewer resources experience violence, inhumanity, injustice, degradation, and life-threatening struggle.

The Uranus ingress of Taurus, coinciding with the Chiron ingress of Aries, indicates the possibility of trauma (Uranus) related to money (Taurus), eventually spurring radical changes (Uranus) to the money system, to the distribution and control of physical resources, and to what we consider valuable (Taurus). 

This transit is an indicator of a revolution (Uranus) of values (Taurus), in general.

It is a transit associated with both the Great Depression and the second World War (Uranus last transited Taurus from June 1934 to May 1942).

When people are starved of money, food, security, resources, and the comforts of a stable life (Taurus), they are much more likely to join the armed forces to fight a war directed by rich men. (Three squares a day, housing, and travel provided.) 

This was also the case during the Great Depression. In fact, the second World War was the event that ended the decade-long Great Depression (1929 - 1939). (Conscription/mass deaths lower the unemployment rate!) This has been a trick pulled by the establishment from time immemorial, and it is being employed again at this time, as we harden ourselves into "the austerity years" associated with Pluto transiting Capricorn.

Again, we have the inter-mixing of literal war and violence with economic/class war and violence, and this can be seen quite clearly in the current-day dynamics.  

The economic hardships of the Great Depression also spurred extreme sociopolitical views and hatred in the populace, which contributed to the conditions of the second World War.

Sound familiar?

The upcoming transit of Chiron in Aries indicates the possibility of further factioning and fighting along identity politics lines (class, race, religion, gender, sexuality, lifestyle, ability), turning on each other and blaming each other, rather than joining forces to hold the true culprits accountable. The pain (Chiron) caused by Aryanism, elitism, eugenics, excessive racial/religious/ethnic pride, and me-first narcissism (Aries).

There will be a strong opportunity to heal many of these identity-based divisions over the course of the transit, and those ‘wounded healers’ with natal Chiron in Aries (born 1968 to 1977) may lead the way on this front. 

Unfortunately, the powers-that-be are working these astrological transits and aspects like a rented mule, attempting to make some very nasty history repeat itself.

The initiation of war has been planned by the United States/NATO/New World Order around March equinox for the past two Uranus ingresses - the invasion of Iraq under false pretenses when Uranus entered Pisces in March 2003 and the bombing of Libya under false pretenses when Uranus re-entered Aries in March 2011.

Further machinations of the war machine could be planned for March 2019 when Uranus moves back to zero Taurus after its retrograde. This period also aligns with Saturn and Pluto stationing retrograde in Capricorn in conjunction in April 2019. Again, this could be literal war, or it could be further economic violence on people or entire countries, as the Global Government attempts to bring every country on the planet in line.

(Coincidentally (not), North Korea is one of the only countries on the planet, along with a handful of heavily-bombed others, that has not come under the control of the centralized banking system, headed, at least publicly, by the Rothschild family.)

Throughout the eight-year Uranus in Taurus transit, we can see a period potentially involving intense disruption (Uranus) to security, stability, comfort, money, tradition, routine, and material affluence (Taurus), and this will be intentionally exacerbated.

Uranus involves an element of extreme independence and autonomy. In this case, we are cultivating independent control over our own comfort, grounding, and sense of stability (Taurus) amidst very jarring, disruptive, and scattered collective conditions (Uranus). We are sticking to our own comforting threads of routine, stability, and continuity, even as extreme Uranian circumstances threaten to sever us from those threads.

We may be developing a pretty far out definition of stability, comfort, and routine over the next eight years. 

We will see conditions that bring innovation, ideas, new thinking, and rapid change in the Taurean realms. Alternatives to the current money system and a radical re-valuing of things/work/products/time/energy/knowledge can change the situation considerably.

Unfortunately, part of the (orchestrated) monetary/financial turbulence indicated under Uranus in Taurus may also mean we see an overt push for “One World Currency.” There is an extremely violent trajectory currently moving toward centralized control of all money/banking systems and resources on the planet, bringing all nations under the thumb of the Global Government/New World Order. 

(Yes, I know the concept of a New World Order sounds wacky to some people, but former CIA director and U.S. President George Bush Sr. himself announced it in a September 11, 1991 speech to Congress, viewable on YouTube. Hmm…do you think that date was coincidental?)

Something I recently dug up indicates that 2018 may be the year that was pre-planned for this “One World Currency.” 

The Rothschild-owned The Economist magazine ran a story in 1988 about the possibility of a “world currency” bringing a “new world economy” within 30 years. In the article, the hypothetical world currency was named “The Phoenix,” and the date displayed on the coin/token is 2018 – the year Uranus entered Taurus and Chiron entered Aries. 

The adoption of a world currency would mean that nations would lose control over their money and financial systems (whatever control they still have), falling in line under the centralized global regime.

This aligns with the astrological symbolism on a number of fronts: orchestrated disruption and upheaval (Uranus) in the money systems (Taurus) leading to the forced adoption of a universal (Uranus) currency (Taurus), which then breaks down the sovereignty and identity of nations in destructive and detrimental ways (Chiron in Aries). People being tricked or forced into giving up individual rights and freedoms (Chiron in Aries) as they are brought in line with the global (Uranus) agenda re: finances and resources (Taurus). The United Nations' Agenda 21 would be an example of this orchestrated agenda and control around money and resources. 

In light of all the nefarious orchestration, the wheels are greased for major structural changes and for a “radical re-valuing” that brings us into new-era, egalitarian/humanitarian values during the Uranus in Taurus transit.

Basic, universal, new-era values that could become stronger under Uranus in Taurus include:

- safe and comfortable homes accessible to everyone, regardless of income level
- the basics of life accessible to everyone, regardless of income level
- land accessible to everyone to grow food, regardless of income level
- a focus on simplicity and doing the basics well -  everyone on the planet has enough and obscene excess is no longer glamourized or even desired by most people 

(To be clear, I'm not talking about charity or hand-outs without effort or work put forth by the individual. But in the current economic scenario, many people working full-time or even more than full-time cannot earn enough for the basics of life. Unemployment and under-employment are rampant. In addition, not everyone has the ability to work full-time in the mainstream workforce. It is critically important that these issues be addressed and remedied.) 

The false set of societal values tied to a corrupt money system could be broken up entirely under Uranus in Taurus, and people could move back to valuing the basic good things of life.

I would see the Pluto in Scorpio generation (born 1983 - 1995) as being fundamental in this values shift, particularly those with natal Uranus, Neptune, and Saturn in Capricorn who will be experiencing their Saturn Returns. 

There will be a craving for simplicity (Taurus) after navigating the overly-complex and overly-complicated scenarios that have been engineered. Again, things considered valuable during Uranus in Taurus could be entirely disconnected from the current money system, which over-values destructive products and practises, as well as obscene luxury.

As a true Pluto in Capricorn-era symbol (and with the North Node of the Moon transiting art-related Leo), in 2013, a series of three paintings by artist Francis Bacon broke the record for the most expensive piece of art ever sold - $142 million. 

What type of world are we living in where people have that degree of excess wealth while others can’t pay for the very basics of life? Where people can spend tens and even hundreds of millions on memorabilia or something to hang on their walls? It’s truly obscene, in this anarchist astro-reporter’s opinion. 

Under the Uranus in Taurus transit, there will be a radical "market correction" with rapid changes brought about via this revolution (Uranus) of values (Taurus). There will be a stronger focus on the essentials and less focus on excess. 

(Don't think the establishment won't be on top of this shift, though. The attempted co-opting of "simplicity" and the "back-to-basics ethic" is already well underway...) 

We may see disruptions (Uranus) in food, farming, and agriculture (Taurus), potentially due to continued geoengineering and resulting extreme weather and soil toxicity. Unfortunately, violence and warfare committed via food insecurity and hunger are also tactics that have been used by the power establishment for millennia, including during the Great Depression. People have often been intentionally starved or threatened with the possibility of starvation in an attempt to bring them under control.

Biotechnology and the genetic modification of food will also accelerate under this Uranus in Taurus transit, as all the major GMO corporations have merged together to consolidate power and control. (Bayer-Monsanto, Dow-DuPont, and ChemChina-Syngenta) This, too, is a desperate attempt by an unpopular industry, as most of the world continues to reject and resist their poisonous, DNA-altering Frankenfoods. 

However, we also see the inspiring possibility of people-driven innovation (Uranus) in food and agriculture (Taurus) with a strong theme of Uranian independence and autonomy. Technological advances could make it easier to produce or distribute quality food outside corporate channels. Easy indoor and urban growing options may become more widely available. IKEA is one company that has gotten the jump on this trend – it has developed affordable indoor growing systems that would work for apartments, for example, even during the winter. Overall, local food communities/networks/markets should flourish under the Uranus in Taurus transit. 

Taurus is a fixed sign related to momentum. Momentum is hard to generate, but once we are moving in a particular direction, that momentum gains steam and carries us forward. Unfortunately, we are working with some highly-manipulated collective momentum at this time, driving us into a future we do not wish to experience on this planet.

The revolution in values under transiting Uranus in Taurus involves breaking the collective momentum toward another World War…

It involves breaking the collective momentum toward a corporate-controlled and poisoned food supply…

It involves breaking the collective momentum toward less comfort, less physical security, and fewer material resources for most of the people on the planet…

It involves breaking the collective momentum toward a human populace that is increasingly controlled through those manufactured circumstances of lack and desperation… 

We’re hijacking the collective momentum for something better.

I'm not necessarily suggesting there will be a full-out revolution as we move through 2020, though elements of this have been percolating forever. This is more of an instantly-materializing shift. A new way of being that we suddenly step into after decades of striving toward it. 

With the help of Saturn in Capricorn, as well as Jupiter transiting Capricorn from December 2, 2019 to December 19, 2020, what was once the vision becomes the reality.

Under transiting Pluto in Capricorn, things have been breaking down, and illegitimacy/flaws have been exposed in the structures as they exist. Now, Saturn (and later Jupiter) in Capricorn works to build things up in new and inspiring ways. This includes the development of solid and accessible alternative options, moving out of the domination and homogenization of the current ways.

We will be accomplishing a huge amount over the three-year Saturn in Capricorn transit, though we may lose sight of just how much progress we are making when we are in the thick of it. The Jupiter-Saturn conjunction at zero degrees Aquarius at December solstice 2020 allows for the first, full bird’s eye view, the first full lay of the Aquarian-era land.

The initial battle, I believe, is the extrication of minds and spirits from the toxic control and subtle influence of the authoritarian establishment (again, including pseudo-alternative versions). From there, true alternative paths and avenues for action become stronger and more accessible.

As the tail-end Piscean-era illusions dry up entirely and new ways of thinking proliferate, it's going to be a lot tougher to get the standard, control-based manipulations past people. It becomes "neuro-typical" to be "neuro-diverse." The old rhetoric will be laughable even to those of a more traditional or establishment-friendly mindset. People will be banding together to solve problems, to create something outside the highly-controlled and highly-coerced establishment ways. For more and more people, it simply won't be a choice.

From the time Saturn enters Capricorn in late 2017, we are building toward the broader structural shift indicated in 2020.

Don't despair under increased control ploys or limitations. It may seem that "they" are winning...but they aren't.   

Twenty-twenty marks a turning point on our way to a preferable vision for humanity and for life on this planet. It marks a point where people make the choice, en masse, to take control of their own lives and selves and communities, revoking the trust they had erroneously put in the money-driven, authoritarian overlords. The influence of the corrupt Old Guard (Saturn) will be purged (Pluto) as much as possible. 

And it's the free thinkers, the square pegs in the round holes, those marching to the beat of their own drums, who set the tone and lead the way. It's you. It's me. It's anyone living a different way, anyone living a preferable alternative, even if only in mind and spirit.

Because yes, our circumstances are tough. The current money system is almost unbearable. There is little to no support coming from the establishment while many of our resources are tied up and misused within that establishment. The preferable alternatives are stamped down, made illegal, thwarted, controlled, co-opted, crushed, and otherwise fucked with at every turn.

But it doesn't matter. Because we'll keep going. You can't hold this lightning-force brilliance back. You can't hold the true power of humanity and of human hearts and minds back. You just can't. 

Though they try. Oh, they surely try.

But they'll never have what we have. They'll never have the purity of heart or the freedom of spirit. They'll never be one of the righteous ones. And they know it. This is what they can't stand. This is why they try to eliminate us in every possible way. This is why they try to divert us and distract us from our true goals.

The Saturn in Capricorn transit (December 2017 - December 2020) has some monumental astrological events associated with it, and there is an element of strategic planning necessary.

Understanding the climate from an astrological standpoint - particularly the dark underbelly - can stop us from being caught up or carried away in the waves of public fear, rage, and hysteria that are being manufactured. From there, we can provide a touchstone of stability for others so that they may also extricate themselves from the manipulation merry-go-round. 

Understand that it's all bullshit. And understand that they've been pulling this bullshit on us for thousands of years.

Don't allow your own hard work and energy to be misdirected toward their orchestrated ends.

We can simply dig our heels in and say: no. 

I hope this astrological document will aid you in your own successful strategic planning for the Saturn in Capricorn transit and Saturn-Pluto conjunction. These are difficult times, to be certain, but they are also times that bring out the very best in us. 

If we accept the challenges laid at our feet, we can come into our full authority, status, and position under this Saturn in Capricorn transit. Cemented. Earned. Entrusted. No one can shake us. No one can take it from us. 

We can build something solid that will sustain not only us but the people and community around us for years or decades to come. These are the sort of epic times we're in. We're working for the long-term here, for the long-range view. And it feels good to know that our efforts set a foundation that will support our own continued development and the development of other people we wish to assist.

There are some shitty moments on their way, too. How could there not be considering the violent-power-run-amok scenarios playing out on Planet Earth?

But keep building. Keep leading. Keep moving in the most promising directions. Keep working to create new momentum, a momentum that carries us into something better.

Maintain your own domain like a boss, but also don't be afraid to employ your Plutonic "fuck it" mental strategy when it all becomes too heavy to manage. Focus on the essentials. 

And if all else fails, just laugh. Dry humour will carry us through many a tight spot over the next years.

Of course there will be nefarious people using the energy of these transits and aspects for nefarious purposes. There will be people who status-climb into positions they have no business being in. That’s a given. But we have to see through all that. We have to be better than all that. And we have to build something better than that, from right where we are.

"Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before." 

- Jacob A. Riis