2020 – a new decade begins! Do you have a sense of standing at the end of a long road and/or looking out for some distant horizon you can’t see but know is there? The year ahead warehouses several significant bigger picture planetary conjunctions. It is a year of endings of significance, but more importantly, 2020 marks the threshold of a new reality that will define the shape of things to come for many years to come.

2020  marks the opening of a new world era signified by rare outer planetary alignments. It is a significant year that  requires a new set of rules and assumptions about time and reality along with new approaches to leadership, governance, care for the environment and serious visions for the future. 2020 presents a turning point where the implications of ‘modern living’ have become very real and personal. On a socio-political level, it signifies the peak of autocratic rule while a shift to movements that support the common good will increasingly gain importance by the end of 2020.

A Full Gemini Moon that culminates on the 12th of the 12th 2019 (=12!) numerically empowers with a triple enshrined number of completion – ‘12’: so fitting for the last Full Moon of the Year. And as the 20’s beckon – albeit tentatively with righteous caution, it is events and situations that surround this curious end-of-decade Gemini Moon that we discover and disseminate all kinds of info that could make sense of our current quest to keep the flame of hope alive.

December opens with both Mercury and Mars in Scorpio keeping motivation going strong. Completing a two-month extended stay (due to the recent retrograde) December 9, Mercury will leave Scorpio for a quick stint through Sagittarius (to December 28). The transit is well timed for putting a smile on it and all the extras that this time of year brings. (By all means, make sure to include yourself on the gift list and do something that makes you feel good about yourself.)

If the best defense is a good offense, we’re likely to feel very safe over the six weeks that Mars traverses his second home of Scorpio. Yet for many of us, there could be some anxieties brewing as the Cosmic Warrior is both active and reactive after being bogged down by paperwork and procedures in Libra.
Mars plays defense in the sign of the scorpion. He’s up on the castle walls, firing catapults and arrows at the invaders – and perhaps also mistakenly at guests and well-meaning visitors. Usually, he fires a few warning shots before taking serious aim, but that may not be the case this time around.

The Great Planetary Cycles of 2020 and
Your Personal Well-beingDuring January until December 2020 we will experience the very rare triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. This not only marks the beginning of three new cycles but also their endings. On January 12, 2020 Saturn and Pluto will make their exact conjunction in Capricorn, while Jupiter and Pluto will meet three times during April and November in the ambitious and conservative sign of the Mountain Goat. However, Jupiter and Saturn will move into innovative Aquarius before they make their conjunction on December 21st 2020, the time of our summer solstice.

For those who look up to the starry firmament and wonder why the brightest light in the night sky, our beautiful Moon, is often referred to in folklore and astrological parlance as the ‘Triple Moon Goddess’, well, this is the Full Moon for you. With an ‘exalted’ and still earthy, crazy intense, Taurean Full Moon, we get to experience all three natural archetypes to full effect, with Maiden, Mother and Crone shining brightly against a twinkling starry background of interlinking relationships.

On Monday, 2019 November 11, Mercury will transit the Sun for the first time since 2016. The transit or eclipse of a planet across the face of the Sun is a relatively rare occurrence. As seen from Earth, only transits of Mercury and Venus are possible. There are approximately 13 transits of Mercury each century. In comparison, transits of Venus occur in pairs with more than a century separating each pair.
• ‘Transit of Mercury’ – or Mercury moving over the face of the Sun (eclipsing)– always when Mercury is retrograde
• Occurs on Nov 11th 2019 @ 19 degrees Scorpio – takes around 7 hours to pass by the Sun
• Always on Taurus/Scorpio axis – last one in 2016 was in Taurus – previous 2006 in Scorpio.
  It occurs because Mercury and the Sun line up, syzygy like an eclipse at the North Node of Mercury(Mercury’s crossing point wth the ecliptic, Sun’s path.
• Next one not until Nov 13th 2032!

Mercury retrograde tours Scorpio to November 20. This peel it back transit can be hard hitting if it makes direct contact to your chart. To the plus, it can be useful for getting to the core of what the issue is. Mercury retrograde is always a productive time for reflection and re-examination. Revisit, regroup, reprioritize. Venus in Sagittarius (November 1 to 25) accompanies the Mercury retrograde introspection. Together they serve to broaden the scope, true your aim, and enrich both the process and the potential