2018 Time’s Up
The shift has shifted!
Judith Royal, Archetypal Astrology
The Sheriff's Back in Town
With the march into Capricorn by Saturn in December 2017, you can expect sobriety checkpoints at every crossroad. It's not about alcohol per se, it's about sobering up from the illusion that you thought you were driving along life's path with reasonable attentiveness. Only to find out you've been asleep at the wheel. Sheriff Saturn is serious enough by himself, but he's going to join up with the mythic lord of the underworld--Pluto. Pluto's territory includes prisons for the "crime" of refusing to change, in spite of the suffering it causes. Of refusing to look at the impoverished and unwell. The last time this duo got together was 1982.
Ringing in our ears are the speeches of powerful women like Michelle Obama on October 17th, 2016, when she pleaded with us not to vote for Trump. “Enough is enough!” Her outrage was about a man who brags about sexually abusing women being able to run for President of the United States of America. #MeToo and Oprah Winfrey and Time’sUp voices are rising.
Since that time, Donald Trump has played his role as the maddenly impervious bully perfectly. It woke us up.
It began while Saturn was in Sagittarius (before December 19th, 2017) so initially it had the energy of the crusader, the evangelist for truth.
Now that Saturn has moved into Capricorn, we have clear-seeing from the mountaintop. We have the emotional objectivity to climb above the apparent chaos and see the light beyond.
Our minds are painfully trying to digest the tweets and speeches and actions of a man, supposedly the head of the Free World, who is without integrity and doesn’t know it’s missing.
I'm sure you've heard the phrase the “sin of double ignorance.” Not knowing that you don't know. Black Swan events, like Trump's winning the presidency, can show us where we thought we knew what was going on and then we’re shown we had no idea what was really happening!
We have rotten barrels! No use blaming the apples. After we get through blaming the Russians, and I’m not suggesting they’re innocent, we hopefully will look at the integrity of our own country, our corrupted systems.
At first the noise of the crumbling of our brittle and rigid structures may override the quieter voices of truth. But Serious and Stern Saturn has come home to his most powerful placement in the sign of Capricorn. We are guaranteed to have new structures in our organizations within the next two and a half years. The abuse and misuse of power in business, in politics and unfortunately in our own living rooms is on trial. In the supreme courts of fairness and social justice.
Next, the heavens are going to set beaconing fires on that mountaintop. Beginning May 15th, 2018, the god of lightning will move into the otherwise stable sign of Taurus for 7 years.
Two big sky happenings set the stage for January 29th - February 4th, 2018
#1 The Supermoon Lunar Eclipse in Leo this Wednesday January 31st, dominates the astrological weather for this week.
This Blood Moon has Leo’s fire opposing the cool-headed Aquarius Sun. Fire opposing Air = Creative Combustion!
Leo is painting the sky with lots of drama and you will experience a greater emotional death than usual.
Romantic love is center stage and ready to show you something new about your relationship style. It will be about loyalty and long-term commitment. This is a Full Moon which means illumination of something you haven't seen before.
It’s also a Blue Moon which has no astrological significance other than it’s the 3rd in and most powerful in a trilogy = December 3, 2017; January 1st and January 31st.
Californians and viewers in western Canada will be treated to the total eclipse phase from start to finish, though the penumbral shadow will pass after the Moon has set. The umbral eclipse begins at 3:48 a.m. Pacific Time. At 4:51 a.m., totality will begin, with best viewing between about 5:00 and 6:00 a.m. local time. The totality phase ends about 6:05 a.m.
#2 Your Vim & Vigor ramped up! Did you notice how your get-stuff-done has kicked into high gear?
Mars has dried out from his deep dive in Scorpio that began December 9th. While in Scorpio he forced issues to the surface about the right use or abuse of power.
Beginning last Friday, January 26th, and roaring onward until March 18th, Warrior Mars is in fiery and adventurous Sagittarius. Mars will make combustible creativity with the Aquarius Sun until February 18th. We are ready to fight for what we believe in and we're going to pull out our soap boxes to do it. There'll be nothing quiet or hesitant about the way we do things.
The Lunar Trigger. The Moon acts as a trigger for the cycles of the larger planets. Put it on your calendar to watch for the Moon in Sagittarius running into Mars in Sagittarius on February 8th and 9th. If you don't waste the energy getting totally pissed off with someone, this will be a vigorous wind in your sails.
Big Change in Direction -- Mars has the god of lightning on his side. This is creating rebellious urges inside and out. This need for something brand-new gains momentum as It peeks on March 11th.