This morning I wake up to the waning Moon outside my window, a golden glow against the early morning pink and blue.
The words 'national state of emergency' enter my thoughts as I gaze at its beauty from the safety of my own bed just before the light of dawn blurs it all away.
The position of the Moon in the natal chart describes the unconscious or habitual response to our environment, characterizing the mood of the native from one moment to the next. The Moon as a transit (in the sky as I write this) describes how each of our own moods are being influenced by the collective mood of the moment. This morning's Moon, hanging there at 30-degrees of Scorpio, describes the imaginative qualities of our psyche as holding more weight than the sensible ones. A heavy daydream.
Astrologers don't usually tend to look to the Moon when we talk about transits, because it moves fast and its effects are fleeting... but when life as we know it comes to a grinding halt, time tends to stand still.
Speaking of time, Saturn currently at 30-degrees of Capricorn is the characterizing planet of the status quo. Saturn has been in Capricorn since December of 2017, now preparing to enter the future oriented air sign of Aquarius, carrying with it all the earthly matters that we as human beings have come to accept as the here and now. Thirty degrees of Capricorn is about executive power, a strikingly accurate description of the status quo in my opinion.
Saturn moving from Capricorn to Aquarius is a huge shift for our shared reality over the next 3 years and it's happening on March 23rd. How do we imagine our lives in 9 days as we hover in this liminal space between being and doing? How do we imagine the world in 3 years compared to now? How can we hold the balance between the discomfort of not knowing and the liberation it has to offer us? It's a feeling that reminds me of this time 2 years ago, just before the Spring Equinox in 2018. I was 9.5 months pregnant, waiting for labor and full of not knowing… when, how, who? We can never really know until we know. We can only imagine.
Today though, we can look to Mercury, the planet of perception and communication at 30-degrees of Aquarius, which my teacher describes as, “You looking and the whole world seeing." It's a kind of conscious totality of being and for me an accurate description of the last 24-hours. Imagine now that it's a preview for 3 years from now, when Saturn is at 30-degrees of Aquarius. Indeed very different from the divisiveness of the last 3 years.
As we practice social distancing due to COVID-19 today, I'm dreaming of the opportunities for collective wisdom this pandemic will bring to the human race, even as I feel the excessive weight of this moment in time.
I found some peace in this heavy daydream. I hope you can too.