#BigResilience Group Session Two - Insights
Here are some highlights from the #BigResilience Group Session Two. The talk covered the solstice and equinox charts for 2020, which I have shared below. The second part then went on to discuss the relationship between our cosmic, ancestral and genetic holding patterns, and how we can use our soma-neuro consciousness centres to immerse, ground, and centre, all three together - in the present. The practice part of the session was a guided visualisation on becoming a ‘blade of grass’ so that everyone experienced absolute centeredness and oneness. The experience was illuminating and elevating, as just like a blade of grass, everyone grew out of planet earth, up, upwards towards the sun, digesting light as the engine of growth, returning to the cosmos life-giving oxygen.
Coming Up Next Week
The Astrology of Pandemics
#BigResilience Group Session Three will look at the astrology of pandemics commencing with the year 517, which is the earliest recorded global pandemic. We’ll then talk about, and I will teach, how to use hypnagogic visualisation to harness your soma-neuro virtual reality to transform your reality as the past, present and future. The guided visualisation this week will be to ‘Put The Genie Back in the Bottle’ we will gather up the entire coronavirus entity, contain in a test tube, and transmute it.
Here is a quick run through last weeks astrological talk.
Spring Equinox 2020
Notice the overall shape of the planetary distribution, all in the left (facing) hemisphere.
[A] is the explosive alignment of Pluto, Mars and Jupiter in Capricorn in the 11th house (friends and networks, groups and societies, all kinds of technology, like minded tribes, science, personal liberation and humanity as a collective).
The sign of Capricorn relates to all of our man-made structures and institutions and systems, including: economic, trade, educational, environmental and spiritual institutions, governments and governance and our public standing in the world. How these institutions and organisations manage and run the world is now experiencing radical reform. Effectively, change is no longer optional but how change takes place, is.
This has been an ongoing process since January 2008 (financial crash), when Pluto first entered Capricorn. This collective positioning of planets in the 11th house indicates change that affects one and all: e.g. we are all experiencing living in lock-down and everyone has an unique role in creating our individual and societal blueprint of post covid-19 liberty. Along side this though, is Saturn in Aquarius* which augurs the potential for equally radical scientific and technological breakthroughs, also visionary new groups. Comparing this to the rapid and exponential rise of the internet, humanity can create a brand new individual and societal blueprint that recognises and respects the interconnectivity of all things (cosmos, environment, life-cycles, true equanimity). In modern terms, Astro and Quantum physicists and many neuroscientists and consciousness researchers have increasingly lucid perceptions of this; in ancient terms, look to any Eastern philosophy and sciences (Buddhism, Vedic and Indian, Zen, Shinto, Taoism, Tibetan Tantra and Pre-Socratic wisdom) and more recently, some Neo-Platonist perceptions. More to follow on the evolution of wisdom in later charts.
[B] shows Neptune conjunct the Ascendant in Pisces. As ruler of Pisces and 12th house (rules the unconscious, self-undoing, hospitalization, prison, solitude, charity, hidden enemies, cosmic connectedness, channelling of all kinds such as angels, masters, guides, and lucid dreaming). Neptune here, indicates the mass hospitalization and self-isolation and lock down to come, as well as an increase in psychic-channelling experiences extending beyond clairvoyant types. As individuals move inwards and explore their own inner consciousness, more and more people will have access to these experiences. What is important is the ability to remain fully grounded and fully engaged in your life while establishing, maintaining and understanding these higher connections. The number one cosmic rule: is that everyone’s higher connection is unique and cannot be compared or measured, by definition, an individual is unique and cannot not be compared to any other individual, thus, you should claim and rejoice your uniqueness while accepting the uniqueness of others.
[C] is Mercury and Moon conjunct in Pisces in the 12th house (see [B]. Heightened sensitivity and psychic activity which as well as offering greater access to the cosmic wisdom that is available to all, may also tip into paranoia and mental health imbalance if individuals are not appropriately grounded.
[D] shows a concentration of the planets in the left hemisphere of the chart, portraying the rising of the collective problem (covid-19) and its subsequent solution that is reliant upon science [11th], new and existing networks [11th] and the internet [11th], also self-isolation [12th]. The conditions are perfect to go within and connect to higher wisdom providing the ego is not leading the way.
In summary, in terms of ‘one and all’, the ‘one’ is represented by the 1st house and the ‘all’ is the collective of the 11th house.
Now look at the Summer Solstice Chart, see how it shifts.
Summer Solstice 2020
So, this chart represents the moment of the Summer Solstice and you can see that everything has now moved to ‘below the horizon’, which in astrological terms means there is literally little to no activity or presence in the world at large.
[A] The Pluto, Jupiter (in Capricorn) and Saturn (in Aquarius) are now in the 1st house, which indicates that we each are the biggest players in navigating the immediate problem. This is experienced both as the lock-down, and what follows after our release from the lock-down. How we each behave is going to be critical to establishing and stabilising this phase.
[B] shows a cluster of planets in Gemini, with Sun and Node at the critical 29 degrees and the Moon at 25 degrees. The 6th house covers service to others, all things domestic, health and wellness, hygiene and how we relate to our bodies. This phase may show a significant emphasis on how we approach being back in the world, co-managing our shared spaces, social and physical distancing, and self-isolating as needed. Because the sign is Gemini, it suggest a flurry of new ideas and approaches to communicating, for example, we could see a flood of new apps for monitoring and communicating our physical state and an increase in touchless and AI technologies.
[C] show profits in the areas of media, entertainment and drug sectors, AI technologies, new forms of monetary exchange and all types of supplies vested in the pandemic.
[D] is the total absence of activity in the world at large. The image speaks for itself, which is why I was eager to share these four charts with everyone.
The next chart is the Autumnal Equinox
Autumnal Equinox 2020
Notice how this chart now begins to spread out and free up, which suggests, come September, we should be out in the world in some capacity, but most likely it will include stringent measures For example, still emphasising self-monitoring and individuals being responsible for the well-being of the collective as well as self, new rules around our physical interaction, perhaps drug trials and self-monitoring of our vital health signs and ongoing quarantine conditions around travel.
[A] shows that the Capricorn cluster of planets as discussed above, is still super active, and now firmly in the 1st house. This indicates state governance being strongly present in our personal lives. Rules for being in the world and correctional measures if these are not complied with. These are not necessarily draconic or heavy handed, but the potential is clearly there and there will be imbalance throughout different regions of the world.
[B] is Uranus in Taurus in the 4th house, which although not a cluster of planets, I wanted to draw attention to because it indicates new and innovative technologies coming into the home. Think Alexa++! And beyond. Uranus is always unpredictable so it can also mean changes to home and family in ways we have not yet conceived of. Although Uranus is considered a malefic planet, its disruptiveness isn’t necessarily negative, just disruptive.
[C] shows Sun in Virgo and Mercury in Libra in the 9th house (law, justice, spirituality, education, the higher mind, questing for the new, evolution of new philosophies and visions for humanity and the world). With this positioning we can expect elevated and radical new thinking and vocalisation of what the ‘new world’ should incorporate; such as the reform and rebirth of the areas of human rights, ethics, new ways to solving the global debt that has amassed over this period, the shape of laws, control of invasive bio-technologies, freedom of speech, containment (or not) of fake news. All kinds of thinkers and visionaries, including physicists, innovators, neuroscientists etc, astrologers, healers and philosophers, will throw their hats in the ring, it will then be down to whether world leaders are ready to listen and willing change. This is the old Capricorn being invited to rebirth, once again, it is less about 'choice' and more about 'how'.
[D] Moon in Sagittarius in the 12th house indicates that hidden forces will have a keen eye on the new thinking that is coming out of the 9th [C]. It is global transformation at a pace that will break away from old Capricornian models. The potential is great for this crisis to lead to better ways of occupying, caring for, and sharing planet earth.
Now for the final chart for discussion, the Winter Solstice 2020.
Winter Solstice 2020
I hope you can all see from this chart that everything is now ‘above the horizon’, which bodes well for being back in the world. It will be a different world and we will be different though, how can it be otherwise?
[A] Pluto is now lording it in the 10th which points towards top down measures. This crisis brings a phenomenal reset on every level that is sadly accompanied by devastating human trauma. Which is all the more reason that we come out of this with the determination to create a better world, one with greater compassion for each other, one with a whole new perspective on global economics, global debt, territorial wars, trade wars, manipulation of information, and last but not least, clear collaborative thinking about what we consider to be freedom and what we accept as state controls. If Rousseau was walking the earth today he would urge us all to seize this opportunity to make our living and virtual networks stronger than any single governing force.
[B] shows a stellium of planets in the 12th house which suggests strong measures if the top down directives are not adhered to. More on this in later charts, for now it is sufficient to register the importance of us each playing a role in setting up the post-covid world. This includes rational and intuitive intelligences. Connect with your ancestors, guides, angels and your higher self, ask them to show you the way, to charge you with the necessary light and groundedness needed to set you on your highest path.
If everyone is on their highest path humanity is automatically elevated.
[C] shows Mercury and Sun at zero degrees Capricorn in the 8th house (death, sex, taxes, other people’s resources, financial sector, insurance, inheritance, occult wisdom, taboos, regeneration and rebirth). This placement is an indicator of potential rebirth and regeneration of these areas, each area emerging in new ways.
[D] shows once again, an empty hemisphere, the opposite to that in the Summer Solstice Chart. The chart indicates the polemic shift from June’s planetary arrangement when we were forced to go within and reform how we are at home and work, and how we relate as families and in our relationships, and our ancestral identities – to now being out in the world with a whole new model of being to bring to the world. If we all transform and grow, the world has to be different.
These charts are not only for 2020, but plot a milestone on the entire trajectory of Pluto’s transit of Capricorn. Everything is up for reform in the interests of one and all. It is a year for not only surviving the extreme crisis, but to open our hearts and minds to what we can change for the better on every level.
Worth a Read...
Yuval Noah Harari provides an excellent article on what state measures and personal freedom might look like post-covid 19. These are in line with the astrological philosophy above.
* (When I posted my New Year chart in January I focused almost entirely upon Saturn’s ingress into Aquarius because the years before I talked at length about the ongoing Pluto transit of Capricorn and didn’t want to do another round of that. Today I still view Saturn, and Jupiter’s ingress to Aquarius as playing an essential role in navigating this global transformation process.)