One of the reasons I wrote about Anxiety specifically recently, is that several folks have expressed concern recently about whether nightmares of one kind or another that they endured when an astroevent happened, will recur when the event repeats. Just as an example, the 9 June Uranus-Eris Conjunction will come back to haunt us on 26 September – that will probably be an intense time for Britain. When we personally have planets in our natal chart triggered by outer planets in the Sky, it’s even more intense.
The way I look at it (from several decades of personal experience), when an astroevent repeats it’s because the Universe wants us to Learn something very well. If we’ve never experienced the particular event before, of course we’re going to be caught off guard the first time it occurs – at times even shaken to the core! That’s why we call the first occurrence the “Can-Opener” – it opens Cans of Worms, or venemous Snakes, that we didn’t know about.
The second and subsequent events are usually a little less intense, but if we’re swamped with dread from memories of the Can-Opener, we can actually make it worse through our Anxiety and Expectation. Expectation turns out to be a lot like Intention (which is what’s most Self-Sabotaging about our Limiting Beliefs), and as we said earlier, Anxiety can actually create Limiting Beliefs, through Decisions.
After we’ve experienced a Can-Opener, we need to take notes on our Internal and External Realities – what were we Feeling, and what Happened (plus, what Happened and how did we React to it). We refer to the second episode of any astroevent as an “Exposition” – it Exposes a lot more information about the first event. So as the second event approaches, we can be reviewing our notebook and Expecting to Learn a lot more about those Feelings and Occurrences that the Can-Opener triggered.
The more Experience we have with anything, the more likely we’ll deal with it calmly and confidently. Sometimes astroevents go on and on, like the Uranus-Pluto Squares of 2012-15. Back in the 1980s and 1990s, Saturn and Chiron Opposed one another over and over again for eleven years! The Universe was shouting, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HERE IS LEARNING HOW TO DEAL WITH DESPAIR!, as Pluto crossed Scorpio. I grayed that out a bit lest someone think we’re referring to the Present Moment. What we got from that was the Recovery Movement.
When we’re dealing with planets in the Sky now, like we write about here, both planets are moving, and if they’re moving at similar speeds they can chase each other around playing tag for a long time. But since our natal planets are fixed, personal astroevents usually happen only three times. Those new dwarfs out beyond Pluto can move so slow that it takes them several years to go just one Degree, so they’re exceptions, but their impact is deep in the Unconscious, and they may have less direct impact up here on the Surface for many folks.
If we were taking good notes at our Exposition, we probably Learned a great deal about any Overwhelm we experienced at the Can-Opener, and the third occurrence of an astroevent is usually a “Confidence-Builder.” The same Feelings recur but we’ve now integrated them. Similar External Events happen, but now we’re a relative pro at dealing with them.
This approach to “Transits” (as astrologers call interactions between Sky-Now-planets and natal-planets) is one of the strongest gains one can make from following one’s “Stars.” It converts one from being an unwilling Victim of one’s Transits, to being a willing Student of them. As a friend of mine once said, “I know that ‘This too shall pass,’ but you’re an astrologer; you know when it will pass.”
The other major impact we can make from knowing our Transits, is Decision Prevention. Prevention of inappropriate Decisions, that is. If you were following the in-the-Sky-Now Transits at the time of “9/11,” you’d have understood that The Most Important Thing at the time was Dealing with Your Fear of Death, as the Saturn-Pluto Cycle had just moved past it’s climax.
Instead of being a Student of the astroevents of the time and Learning about Ego Death and Transformation, most folks rushed eagerly into being their Victim, leaving the US open to being manipulated into buying what Dubya called “Perpetual War” by America’s leading export industry, the Arms Industry, and into loss of considerable civil rights through the Patriot Act. Both of these are still Self-Sabotaging the US fifteen years later.
When we discuss 2020, as we’re planning to do, we’ll have to take into account that the decade begins with Initiation of a new 33-year Saturn-Pluto Cycle centered around Awards for bravery in combat. We’ll have to see whether the awards go to storm troopers or freedom fighters.
The current Saturn-Pluto Cycle began in 1982 at 28 Libra, Becoming conscious of Spirit. The next one begins in January 2020 at 23 Capricorn, Awards for bravery in combat.
The Jupiter-Saturn Cycle that marks the beginning of the Digital Age doesn’t Initiate till the December Solstice in 2020, at 1 Aquarius, An old California adobe mission. Pluto Initiates Jupiter in early April 2020 in 25 Capricorn, An abundance of Oriental rugs.
If we combine these new beginnings with the Fresh Violets in an Ancient Pottery Bowl Chiron-Neptune Cycle that began at the Derivatives or “Mortgage” Crisis, we have a lot of old Technology surviving into the Digital Age – passive mud-brick buildings, weaving, pottery, Plants; Sustainable technology for a nuclear winter after a Trumpian fit of pique or Planetary climate diaster? Violets are edible.
Or maybe just Sustainable technology for an expanded Back-to-the-Land Permaculture movement for the billions who won’t find a place in Digital society.