Setting the Scene into the 2020’s and The Role of Astrology in our World


What follows is a reflection on where are we now, as an introduction to where we are going astrologically as we enter the future. The new decade starts with some potent markers and moves, through some big new planetary landscapes. Quite often we are told that we Astrologers can act and be like a cosmic net that holds things together for people in times of uncertainty and change! In this article I explore the changing landscape and ideological shifts of the last 10-20 years to set the scene for launching us off into the next decade—as Astrology takes on its next role in society and culture.

Most certainly we are on the brink, the edge, a burning off of the past, a shift not only into a new decade, but also into a new mindset and an overhauled system to follow. How quickly this will occur is hard to tell. Signals have been sent to us over the course of 2019, with the building Capricorn markers, Pluto, Saturn and the South Node over 2019. We step into 2020 with a grand stellium forming, with Saturn, Pluto, Ceres and Sun and Mercury all a hard square aspect to Goddess of Discord, the new dwarf planet Eris, all happening during an eclipse season on the Capricorn and Cancer polarity, representative of global safety and security.

To focus the point, the first exact Saturn-Pluto joined at this time by the Sun, Mercury and Ceres show a seeding and a releasing of some destructive old habits and some bold new moves. The survival of the planet, the human family and our future is our current preoccupation. Remember the coming of the year 2000 when we had Y2K on our minds? Remember when the AIDS pandemic threatened our survival and sexuality back when Pluto and Saturn last met in Libra? It’s not surprising that we feel a threat now, given the incompetence of those who run our world and economic systems, the vast imbalances of the distribution of wealth and resources, and the state of an industrially revolted planet and consequent climate change that threatens our safety and our backyards with worsening floods, hurricanes and fires.

As all decades begin with a zero year, it’s as if they give us the chance for a reset. This time as the stellium lines up, we have a greater opportunity to seed powerful new directions for our planet. As Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and with Pluto joining him in his own sign, the shifts and changes come through with particularly dynamic restructure and rebuilding, not immediately, but set up new and unprecedented goals and directions, some from pure necessity, others from societal demands. New cycles begin with a conjunction between two planets. When more than two planets come together as a stellium, many things are being seeded at once.

The conditions are set for the great reboot and reorganisation of the ‘system’. With Dwarf planet Ceres also getting herself right in there into this stellium and directly involved with the heavies, a certain kind of rebalancing is suggested. She is working toward a much needed redistribution of wealth, resources, and shaking up power plays and control by the patriarchy, contributing a much needed feminine touch and understanding at this time. Ceres’ presence here shows us her skills at negotiation, bargaining and most of all reminds us not to give in, or give up on the cause. Potent seeds are being planted, whilst others decay and disappear forever.

I have always found the ancient myth and meaning of the sign of Capricorn most inspiring, and it is important to be reminded of it at this time. Originally depicted as a Goat Fish, or Sea Goat, Capricorn’s glyph represents this Sea Goat, a V-shape symbolising its horns and the S-shape its fish tail dipping into the primordial ocean. The myth and archetype arises from the ancient Babylonian God Ea, depicted as a man cloaked with the skin of a fish, who ruled the vital powers of the water underneath the Earth. The Sea Goat illustrates human cultural achievements arising from the depths of the this cosmic fertile and feminine ocean. The nurturing and nourishing side of Capricorn may have been lost to us over the years with the influence and power of the patriarchy and its control, yet it is important to be reminded of this now, and that Capricorn and Cancer are both feminine signs.

Just before the great stellium becomes exact and at the first exact conjunction of Pluto-Saturn, Eris, our fiesty warrior goddess, and Uranus, the revolutionary, also make their presence felt, as Eris and Uranus both station direct,  within just 30 minutes of each other during this time Capricorn Council line up. Uranus in Taurus highlights the dire need to change our global attitudes to the management of resources, the blending of the natural environment and technology, and the crazy rapidly shifting climate. Eris’ station highlights her position in square to this stellium, raising our voices and actions of discontent as we move forward, building on the movements and progress already made toward equality, in race, creed, gender and sexuality and women’s rights.

 Astrology and the last 20 years

Looking back at the last 20 years, seeded by the previous Jupiter- Saturn cycle which began in Taurus, in the year 2000, we have witnessed huge issues arise and attention directed to the systems that govern our money, investments and resources. This is not surprising, given that this was the last in a series of 10 conjunctions, over a period of 200 years, taking place in Earth signs. A potent astrological signature of our Industrial Revolution, but also, the shift of Pluto into Capricorn in 2008. With Pluto in Sagittarius, this period was preceded by the process of linking us all up, as the global internet superhighway spread its tentacles and influence, www, google and social media opened our connectivity and information sharing. We were woken up and connected like never before and we had information, news and entertainment streaming off our fingertips.

The two Venus transits of 2004 and 2012, in Gemini, also occurred during this period. As rare as they are, occurring once only every 120 years 1, to be beaming in at this moment of significant change in human evolution shows them as large significators of all this as well. Within this environment the whistleblowers arose, the fake news got worse and transparency was demanded, as the frivolity and ludicrousness of how we treat our fickle environment set off alarms bells. Yet it all continued to open our minds, our awareness and our access to information sharing, whilst continuing to connect us with like minded groups and brand new cyber friends from our mobile phones.

The past decade opened with our attention on Uranus moving into Aries, a tsunami joined by a nuclear threat, the spread of the global uprisings stemming from the Arab Spring of the early 2010’s and the Occupy movement targeting the imbalance of the 1%. Although our C*I*A had already been functioning for many years, it was during these times and the beginnings of the Uranus-Pluto square that we witnessed significant attention coming to astrology. This wasn’t only because of Ophiuchus and the ongoing saga of claims that astrologers don’t know what they are doing, because they are missing the 13th sign and our zodiac is misaligned, but through the connectivity of astrologers and the sharing of our information. It was also linked to the global unrest and mistrust of how we were being informed.

It was never a priority at our C*I*A to set scientists scepticism to rest, but rather to continue showing and explaining the mundane correlations of what was happening in the world and what archetypal signals were noticeably playing out, delivering our message in our astrological language. It became clear to a wider public that what was happening around the planet made a lot of sense especially as we described Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn and its seeding moments stemming back from the radical shifts and attitudes of the 1960’s. People could relate and they grew more interested in what astrologers were saying. They started asking intelligent questions, looking at their charts, learning about cycles and getting to know the language.

At the C*I*A it was always part of our mission, to speak an astro language, and not dumb down, or fluff up what we saw and wrote. We wanted our public to understand and see astrology working beyond SunSigns, with a better understanding of our language. We became trusted teachers and enticed them to connect with the visible moving planets and track them in the night sky. Simple things, like the way the planets move every night, to the positions of Venus or Mars and even eclipse cycles, laid the road to further intrigue for those that had never previously comprehended celestial movements or how our Earth turns amongst them. The Uranus in Aries timeframe was instrumental in getting astrologers and astrology OUT there, and into the world, bringing the associated changes, accompanied by technology and our phones, with individuals raising their voices and profiles—and so too Astrologers.

Social media has been a blessing for all of us all, helping to get the word out there and to get the masses turned on to it again. This all changed people’s perception of our heavenly art. The Astrology of NOW became the new thing, the language of astrology got to be known and the astrological meme embedded firmly into our culture once again.

Now we see the language of astrology OUT THERE, we hear millennial’s speaking about it on trains, even on their own channels. We see it mentioned in news and films, and even act as a topic for more intelligent and philosophical dinner conversations. It seems so au fait to mention all this now, but when i started astrology this was definitely not the case. Those who used it kept much of it to themsleves, or were even scared of mentioning it. It was still regarded as something strange and weird and made for hippies and new age dudes.  Astrology is now a real job, a viable career, a prospect for those who study the craft, or just a jump on the bandwagon with or without qualifications or training for many others.

With Uranus in Taurus now and until 2026 we will see many more substantial changes to the monetising of the ancient knowledge, and the trivialisation of our sacred craft. Within this particular passage of time and given the world’s disillusionment with the future, we could also do very well to nurture the growth and interest in astrology, into fruitful outcomes and more substantial developments. For now we have become used to the floating memes circulating, some fabulous and fun, some demeaning and embarrassing to our craft. This will always be the case, and we can only hold ourselves together to raise the light, standards and the value of astrology.

Uranus and Astrology

Uranus, the Agent of Change, has since its discovery been related to the Higher Mind, especially in these modern traditions, connecting us, as do all outer planets, to the expanding heavens and our expanding consciousness. Since ancient times Ouranus in myth has been the god of the heavens. Many astrologers would call Uranus the ruler of astrology. In ancient times it was Mercury that ruled astrology, as the connector of above and below, the Greek Hermes, the scribe of the heavens. It is too tricky to trace astrological developments over time through the trickster, as his movements are fast and his cycles non-uniform. However, when we look at the shifts of Uranus, even just by sign, we can see quite a definitive archetype revealed in the use and types of astrology that surface in our world during these times. Uranus cycles through the zodiac with a neat seven years in each sign. While the longer cycles of Neptune and Pluto do not enable us to follow the nuisances of our rapidly changing dynamics, their cycles are still important to consider as they are also big and influential, cosmic beacons and reflectors of the great shifts of mass culture, trends and movements.

In 2007  I came across a PDF online written by the late Robert Blaschke, where he wrote on the shifts in astrological fads, growth and themes around Uranus and North Node conjunctions. Since, with a few computer changes etc, I can no longer find this PDF, nor find it online. But below I explore this theme with a brief timeline of the past 50 years. For this exercise I  use Uranus, as the key significator, keeping in mind the backdrops of Neptune and Pluto and major aspects, as we peer into the changing landscape.

• 1974 – 1981 – Uranus in Scorpio

– Rise of psychological astrology
– Delving into the psyche with Astrology – Dane Rudhyar, Liz Greene
– Astrology as therapy and transformation
– Linda Goodman’s Love Signs (1978) a best seller setting an industry record

Neptune in Sagittarius, Pluto in Libra

• 1981- 1988 – Uranus in Sagittarius

– Mundane Astrology – a book on Mundane astrology and its use by Michael Baigent,Nicholas Campion & Charles Harvey (1984).
– Astro mapping with Astrology – Jim Lewis – Astro*Carto*Graphy – patent 1981- Dec 8
– 1985 – Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul by Jeffrey Woolf Green was first published

Neptune in Sagittarius/Capricorn, Pluto in Libra/Scorpio

• 1988- 1995 – Uranus in Capricorn

– 1992- Project Hindsight – The 3 Robs, Robert Hand, Robert Zoller and Robert Schmidt, embark on a project on the History of Astrology –
The Association for the Retrieval of Historic Astrological Texts(ARHAT) was formed. ARHAT was effectively a declaration of intention to translate into English of writings in the western astrological tradition, surviving mainly in Greek, Arabic, and Latin.

Neptune in Capricorn ( a new cycle of Neptune and Uranus also began @ 18° Capricorn in the early 1990’s) Pluto in Scorpio

• 1995 – 2004 – Uranus in Aquarius

– Astrologers become connected in cyberspace through the rise of the internet, www, google, search engines, and the beginnings of social media, facebook and twitter.
– Quantum science, new physics, give rise to new thinking about a connected universe, intentional astrology and a new kind of cosmic magic emerges.
– the beginnings of a collective co- creative astrological thinking

Neptune in Aquarius, Pluto in Sagittarius

• 2004-2011 – Uranus in Pisces

– A synthesis of the older and newer traditions begin to meld
– Traditional astrology, Horary and Hellenistic astrology become more popular
– The rise of Co-creative astrology, Universal and transpersonal consciousness
– The seeding of an astrological Meme
– Rick Tarnas and Archetypal Astrology – Cosmos and Psyche published

– Astrologers got to know each other on social media, a collective astro mind began to brew
– New astrological collectives, organizations were formed like the C*I*A
– Instagram launched 2010

Pluto in Sagittarius, Pluto in Capricorn

• 2011-2018 – Uranus in Aries

– The rise of the astrology of Now, astrologers reporting on the current moving sky.
– Real, fake, instant Astrologers abound, the talking head astrologer
– Astrologers given a stronger identity,
– Opened gates for anyone to be an astrologer, frenzy to learn
– Astrology becomes a very real cultural trend
– Astro Apps

Neptune in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn

• 2018- 2026 -Uranus in Taurus

-Astrology as a natural part of life and living
-Astrological magic, used alongside talismans, potions
-Real sky astrology and fixed stars grow in importance
-Astrology and merchandise, shops, buildings, centres
– Astrology as tangible commodity,
– Astro dating apps etc
– Synthesising of East and West traditions
– Heaven down to Earth
– A Holographic Astrology Chart? There is still 5 years to go)

Pluto in Capricorn, Pluto in Aquarius

• What can we foresee?

2025 – 2032 – Uranus in Gemini

– The rise of astrology schools, mostly online
– Astronomy of astrology a link to get astrology into schools and early learning
– Teaching of Astronomy linked astrology in Schools
– The rise of East meets West and the use of two zodiacs, the Tropical and Sidereal
– New adaptations and uses of astrology

Pluto in Aquarius, Neptune in Aries

• And beyond –

Just imagine what Uranus in Cancer will bring 2032-2039?

Astrology may well be taught by mums or dads at home as millennials become parents, as I could imagine more centres and retreat centres, places dedicated to astrology, maybe even Temples could arise. What a lovely thought!

A particularly interesting and super creative period awaits us when Pluto enters Pisces, Neptune will be in Taurus and Uranus in Leo in the 2040’s.

By no means is the above intended to be an extensive study, but it does point out the flavour of what we find as the outer planets, and especially Uranus, transit the signs. There are some big planetary shifts ahead, including Pluto moving into Aquarius in 2023, Neptune into Aries in 2025 and Uranus into Gemini in 2026. Air and Fire qualities will be dominant, what we see now may just be a glimmer, compared to where this may all go! If the net and social media changed the face of astrology, one can only imagine how our new cyber world, and the Internet of Things will continue to give us leverage and space to fly. I am reminded as I write this of a line about astrology in the late middle ages.

The influence of the stars over human life was a belief almost universally held by all instructed men from 13th to 16th century.”2

It does seem as though we are far beyond these times, as the astrology of now is for all, not just the instructed ones. As much as we may like to see it more contained, or valued and respected, it has nevertheless been unleashed. People who use astrology don’t need to believe in it, and some don’t feel a deep need to contemplate or philosophise on how it works. It is seen as a tool for self development rather than as a vehicle for commands from the Gods and as always and perhaps one of its most timeless qualities, is that it keeps itself up with the times and the changing worldviews.

The New ERA

As we head toward a new era of Jupiter and Saturn cycles taking off in AIR signs for the first time in 200 years in December 2020 at zero Aquarius, we may cast a quick glance back to 800 years ago, when this great mutation happened in AIR the last time. It was the 12th Century, a period coming out of the Dark Ages and in medieval times, when universities and knowledge from the ancient past resurfaced into the building of the first universities in Europe. It usually took six years to complete a Master of Arts degree in those days. Studies were organized into the seven liberal arts: The quadrivium – arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, music theory; and the trivium, grammar, logic, and rhetoric. In those times astronomy and astrology were still one and inseparable. Could we envisage a time that this idea could return, and be as acceptable as the study of a language? Could astrology and astronomy also be redefined or even reunited, not just for astrologers?

As astrologers and astrological thinkers, students and zealots, we can surely be quite satisfied with where we find ourselves going into this new decade of development. We are happy that astrology has been picked up. But there is more work ahead to help guide an intelligent astrology, an astrology that can’t be learnt from memes and clickbait marketing, but from studies in schools and with learned teachers and experienced mentors.

As the C*I*A, we have often been thanked by our fans and followers for being astrologers they can trust and from whom they can learn. So many people just get what they can, as FREE astrology abounds, and this is always appealing. It may not be taken as seriously as we may like and at times can do some damage to an individual and even collective psyche looking for answers. Whichever way we look at it, Astrology is rising. Reflecting back on the last 10 to 20 years as we enter the 2020’s, we can see how far astrology has come. We can say the mission has worked. The community of astrologers is a strong one, and connected like never before, although can be divisive, plagiarism and copying are the realities of our the cyber world, yet nevertheless there is room for everyone. With more minds on the job, so to speak, we have a much stronger chance of influencing the waves of change than ever before.

Like the spheres around the planet that protect us, like the Biosphere, the self regulating zone around our earth protecting all life from cosmic radiation, to the Atmosphere, the air that surrounds our planet retained by the Earth’s gravity. There is also the Noosphere, a Sphere of Thought encircling the earth, an idea conceptualised by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin in 1922 as a Sphere of Reason or the collective mind. According to Chardin the Noosphere ‘emerged through evolution as a consequence of this growth in complexity and consciousness’3. Like these spheres I have often alluded to our very own Astro-Sphere or Cosmo-Sphere being created by the growing world of astrological thinkers, doers and activators connecting our Cosmic Minds to our World Soul. I have always been inspired by something I found years ago whilst researching for a lecture on the Cosmic Mind and came across this description of an ancient Greek stone, the Omphalos Stone.

“In Greek thought Apollo was the Logos or Word, the source of the World’s harmony weaving an eternal song of all that is and will be. The Most sacred thing at Delphi was the Omphalos stone that marked the sacred centre of the world and the place where all worlds met. The stone was covered by a net mathematically generated by numbers of the god’s names. This net depicted the world’s soul. It caught the thoughts and ideas of the great Cosmic Mind and pulled them into the material world’4”

We are well on the way to developing and strengthening our cosmic net of astrological thought as we step into the future. This net has been developing and surrounding us from time immemorial and can now consciously become stronger with an ever increasingly important role in the creation of our future.

1 – Read more on the Venus transits of 2004-2012, the cycle of Venus and the Age of Awareness at: J. Simas, The Transit of Venus 2012, ***

2 – The Opus Maius’ of Roger Bacon’ ed by J.H Bridges (1900) from A History of Western Astrology -Jim Tester – The Boydell Press 1987- page 180

3 –”

Excerpt From: Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency. “_ASTRO VISION 2020-ebook.” Apple Books.

4 – “The Sacred History- How Angels, Mystics and Higher Intelligence Made our world” pg 167 2013 – Quercus by Jonathan Black”

Cosmic*Intelligence*Agency. “_ASTRO VISION 2020-ebook.” Apple Books.


Julija is the founder, motivator, designer and instigator of the C*I*A. The wheel behind the cogs. Agent 12 started the C*I*A with the grand idea that the world needs unity, a grand vision and a plan. In it’s own small way Julija hopes the Agency can contribute to raising consciousness, global awareness, unified thought and a better world through the fascinating world of Astrology. Completing a Diploma in applied astrology from “Astrosynthesis”- Melbourne, Julija wrote her finishing thesis- on the ANIMA MUNDI- in 2005 inspiring her to put her ideas into motion, regardless of how idealistic and kooky they may have seemed at the time. She found a few interested Agents and started the ball rolling. Agent 12 – contributes to many articles and ideas on the site, organizes C*I*A events and promotes Anima Mundi awareness.

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Phone: +61 417 988512
Email: julija @


Julija is the founder, motivator, designer and instigator of the C*I*A. The wheel behind the cogs. Agent 12 started the C*I*A with the grand idea that the world needs unity, a grand vision and a plan. In it’s own small way Julija hopes the Agency can contribute to raising consciousness, global awareness, unified thought and a better world through the fascinating world of Astrology. Completing a Diploma in applied astrology from “Astrosynthesis”- Melbourne, Julija wrote her finishing thesis- on the ANIMA MUNDI- in 2005 inspiring her to put her ideas into motion, regardless of how idealistic and kooky they may have seemed at the time. She found a few interested Agents and started the ball rolling. Agent 12 – contributes to many articles and ideas on the site, organizes C*I*A events and promotes Anima Mundi awareness.

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Phone: +61 417 988512
Email: julija @

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