Happy 2020 to you, and Epiphany, too (the latter, just past on one calendar and upcoming on another – either way, it’s a really good theme for the Energies of Now).

Were you happy to see the 2019 calendar-year come to a close? Relieved?

I know that for me, 2019 had me much more in the on-the-ground, out in the community, person-to-person realm, which meant more time away from the laptop, writing, and my beloved Sophia’s Children cyber-garden where kindreds stop by from time to time, as well as my own visits to some of your wonderful blog-spaces.

How about you?

When you reflect on the end of 2019 and 2020, do you feel the uncertainty or anxiety swirling, given the events catching the news headlines and the underlying gut-knot energetic of it all? And the underlying medicine or potential?

Fiery Lantern. Photo courtesy of Myriams Fotos, Pixabay.

Yes, there is a lot swirling, to be sure, and more than enough to have sane people feeling on edge, if not at the edge of the collective concern and despair.

No fake-sugar coating or spiritual bypass here, sorry to say – it’s more empowering, ultimately, to engage rather than to bypass. Neither Saturn nor Pluto let us get away with La La Land for long.

Heavy stuff, which is pretty well aligned with a full-house (a.k.a. a Stellium, in astro-language) in well-earthed, sometimes leaden, and always Saturnine Capricorn just now.

That said, there is a lot of good, a lot of beauty, and much worth noticing, appreciating, building on, and standing with and for, too (as the steadfast Samwise told Frodo in Lord of the Rings). It’s important to keep a balance with that, and that can be tall practice at times.

Some years ago, I wrote a post called Transformation Fatigue and Keeping Heart — an ongoing issue for any of us who, well, actually give a sh@!, er, care, for what happens and what unfolds, and whether there is an element of compassion, caring, healing, insight, and wisdom to counter-balance the seemingly endless malfeasance of the Narci/Psychopathic folks in our midst.

That does keep us on our toes, yes?

Cosmic Question Mark. PD from Nafpatkia wallpapers.

What About the Saturn-Pluto Thing Happening Now?

Yes, it’s a cycle coming to a close — this cycle having started in November 1982.

What does that mean, collectively and personally? There’s a lot of insight to be found in looking at the astrological cycles.

For a really, really good and wise overview of the current Saturn-Pluto conjunction — and just what kinds of things actually happen in these cycles historically (including our own personal history), read one of my favorite astro-Wise Women, Anne Whitaker of Writing From the Twelfth House, here:

In the End is My Beginning: Paradox and the Saturn-Pluto Cycle (by Anne Whitaker)

May 2020 unfold with grace, joy, and wellbeing for you and for all, despite the rocky and sometimes heart-breaking start and looming challenges of this calendar year.

For self-care in the meantime, here’s a refresher: Amidst the Whirlwind, Center.

There is always the possibility for healing, renewal,  creative, compassionate problem-solving, and some wild, Holy Grace, and it begins with each of us, wherever we are.

Big Love and Fierce Compassion,


Featured Image Credit: Expulsion – Moon and Firelight, 1828, by Thomas Cole. {{PD-US}}

Phoenix Rising. Image courtesy of All Day 2.

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