Chiron & Uranus change signs; Mars & Venus go retro; Saturn in Capricorn demands that we start to face reality.
Happy New Year! Hope you crossed the threshold in a way that nurtured your soul!
There's a lot happening in the sky this year. Each item needs, to be fleshed out in much greater depth, but here's an overview with an Activist Astro edge:
1) Three major planets changing signs. This includes Saturn, which ingressed Capricorn a few weeks ago; Chiron moving into Aries on April 17th; and Uranus entering Taurus on May 15th. The texture, the flavor, of our environment shifts when these outer planets begin to exercise their energies through a different filter. Sometimes it is subtle. Sometimes it rocks our worlds.
2) Both Mars & Venus go retrograde the second half of the year. It will be a request from the universe to take a detailed inventory of how we've utilizing both the male and female aspects of our nature. We'll need the wisdom for the journey ahead.
3) Saturn in Capricorn will begin his process of "asking the hard questions" around our systems, our structures, our placement of authority, and our understanding of what "security" really means. It is an arduous task. We must pro-actively invite Saturn into our personal lives, and do the work internally as the external events unfold. Much more to come on this...
4) As Saturn moves through Cap, he'll be opposing several planets in the Cancer-heavy birth chart of the United States. He won't reach the US Sun until 2019 - this means we have some time before our sense of national identity starts to be questioned on a wider collective scale. (If you read AA, you may well have been questioning this for a long time. But it's easy to underestimate how many people are still living on reality shows and Mountain Dew.)
Saturn's presence in Capricorn will, however, start to highlight all the Cancer in the US chart. My hope is that we can make 2018 a year of reclaiming Cancerian themes - like food, home, and taking care of each other - while Saturn is at work on the other side of the Zodiac.
I know we've got it in us.
Blessings for your year, and I look forward to navigating it alongside you all!❤️