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The last time that Saturn and Pluto conjoined in Capricorn was in 1518, 3 months after Martin Luther nailed his theses to the church door at Wittenberg and began the Protestant revolution against the transnational power of the day: the Catholic Church. 

Saturn and Capricorn both describe governments and the establishment, and Pluto describes a major power shift within that. So what are the equivalents today? 

The transnational power of today within Europe is firstly the EU, and Brexit formally took place a couple of weeks after the conjunction in January. So because of the astrology I think we have to read that event as pre-figuring a major shake-up of the EU and its power structures. I am stating this as a factual inference, not as a judgment in favour of or against the EU (it is very hard not to be taken as such these days.) This major shake-up will be reflected in Neptune's hard transit to the EU Angles, whic…


If we are any sort of healer, then one of our functions in the community is to stand apart from the collective compulsions, as real as they can appear, and be a still point that, energetically, can feed back to the collective in a good way. This is the North of the Medicine Wheel, the place of the Mind and the Elder, that is cool like Air and has objectivity.

This principle applied to the referendum division we experienced in the UK over the last few years, and it was unfortunately rare to find healers who were prepared to do their job and appreciate both sides. In the US, there was the now infamous 2016 panel of 12 astrologers, 11 of whom predicted Hillary Clinton would win the election. That is just the collective liberal bias that astrologers are prone to: the 'nice guys', the 'conscious people' vote Democrat. Or Labour. Nonsense. The problem with the right wing is that they often don't care enough; the problem with the left wing is that they are often intolerant hypocrites who think they own the moral high ground. It is beneath us to be identified with any political party, though we may have preferences.

Now we have the mass fear that is being generated over what seems to be the equivalent of a fairly potent flu. So let us see if we can do better this time and not join in with the collective compulsion. That is what we are here to do.

The sign of Capricorn has earned the experience to lead in the community, in the sense of upholding traditions. Aquarius, which comes next, is the leader who has earned the right to break the traditions and to stand apart. That is what we need now, people who can stand apart from the collective fear and, if need be, be deemed 'irresponsible' for doing so.

The epidemic is about to escalate significantly as Mercury the transmitter re-enters Pisces on 16th March - after his thoughtful, incubatory retrograde period - and conjoins viral Neptune in his own sign on the 4th of April. So the next 3 weeks are likely to be the decisive ones.

Everything major needs to be seen right now as ultimately coming under the signifier of Saturn-Pluto in Capricorn, the planetary conjunction that we had in January, and which will define the coming years. So Mercury-Neptune-Pisces is triggering this epidemic, but it is likely to have a lasting impact, coming so soon after the Saturn-Pluto conjunction. It tells us something about the meaning of that conjunction. Something maybe to do with the rapid breaking of national boundaries - Pluto hitting Saturn in Capricorn - as this epidemic has spread. 

A real globalisation, that isn't just about moving your corporation to where the labour is cheap. And that maybe reflects the growing importance of the environmental issue, which is also global. So something to do with us being one world, but one that needs to respect national sovereignties, as Brexit  - also part of this conjunction - has warned us.