Astrology Predictions 2020 and more with Robert Thibodeau of Mayflower Bookshop

Astrology January into March 2020

AstroNews & Views by robert of mayflower

Robert Thibodeau author of ‘Astrological Aspects, the Art’

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“In the listening heart, new and invisible temples are built in friendship.”    ~robert of mayflower

“A friend is a song creates ears of the heart.” -robert of mayflower

Jan 2nd Mercury conjunct Jupiter in keep it simple stupid and practical Capricorn. All ahead go with thoughts, projects, works, plans of duration and long lasting consequences. Take care not to brag or promise what you can’t deliver. Practical realism and bottom line works good here. Tendency to take on the3 world and let one’s mind conquer the mountain of ideals. Capricorn wants to be sure its going to work. Merc/Jupiter wants to have a good experience, work or not.

“Torn open by us again and again,
the god is the place that heals.
We’re jagged, because we want to know,
but he is scattered and serene.” ~Rilke

Jan. 3rd ‘hard driving’ willful Mars enters blunt yet diffuse, honest expansive ‘shoot for the stars’ Sagittarius (influences next month and a half).  Leaving sneaky spooky secretive Scorpio and going into blunt honest to the point and shooting in the shy Sagittarius may prove a strong shift from emotions to high flying intellect and strong willful actions. Jan.7th triggers mars/nep, expect blurs of fantasy and imaginations of escape, colorful antics. Keep grounded. Around Jan. 28th most critical when mars squares neptune making for miscuing, miss shooting, missed opportunities, accidents and strange illness (flu/cold), need to eat pure food, keeping practical. Sense of lingering ghosts of the past, as well as feeling drained by worries about the future. Bad time to gamble or take risk. Beware of scams, liars, wrong directions. On the other hand, many feel the sky is the limit and wanderlust, entertaining adventures, futurism, science fiction. Ecological and food concerns. Dreamy times and hard to trust news end of January. March/April’s mars aspects hit on Saturn/Pluto making for strong physical down to earth practical actions, needs, and more binding situations. Strong urges to grow and know, expand boundaries and adventures.

“Till finally some astonished onlooker understands
and praises its long endurance. Sayable on by the singer.
Audible only by the god.”     ~Rilke

Jan. 4th-5 Earth closest to Sun making for an inner spiritual festival of lights, inner cognition, heart sparks and ignition, inner rebirth of luminousity, big insights. Good time to consult your deepest inner self and highest star as to the future, resolution of the past, and invocation of divine presence. Revelations and spirit sparks of right sense of direction, many of which have been percolating since winter solstice Dec. 21-22, affecting coming year. Inwardly a solar light bath of higher awakening, dreams, intuitions.

What is that which was, is, and will be, whether there is a Universe or not; whether there be gods or none?” asks the esoteric Senzar Catechism. And the answer made is—SPACE.”

                     -HPB (SecretDoctrine I, p. 9)

Jan 10 full moon lunar eclipse 20 Cancer, Sun conjunct Mercury. America gets smarter fast. Dangerous times in markets although big moves pulling out of certain investments, or going into new investments of self, time, money. A sense of ending and new beginning is everywhere. Strong shift in likes and dislikes, cultural icons and heroes both rise and fall this year starting now. Such aspect brings quickened awareness of problems and possible solutions. Painful awareness of facts and truths. For still others its blissful insights. Strong urge for change. Urge for greater truths and intents, drive, purpose, meaning. National and international news explosive and shocking, revelational, confrontational, with many a breakdown of situations, as well as many a breakthrough. All the geo-political hot spots and weird political dog fights light up. Dangerous time in international politics and warring. Good time to take good look at ways to curb violence, bring greater peace, educate educate, educate the less fortunate without putting folks in debtor’s prison. Painful awarenesses arise. Need for quick action.

These couple of days around Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, test one’s true self. Patience, wisdom, persistence, compassion, right work and play, very needed. Strong sense of many an ending, shift of gears, and sense of laying strong base (good or bad) for the long term future. Danger of only seeing what’s wrong with everything rather than what we can do about it.

    With Lunar Eclipse in Cancer conjunct Marianne Williamson’s Venus near her Sun, (Coming weeks limelight, shift in love life, values, likes, disciplined focus or renunciation) while Saturn is past opposing her Sun (feeling blocked, obstructed, weighed down; maturing into something greater, happiness when alone, yet she is so public! A sense of catching up to herself) ~ we may find her shifting her perspective, her look, her message, focussing more on few strong points, reconsidering and strengthening her base. As Jupiter/Saturn/Pluto head for her late Capricorn Moon, she is not going away but strengthening her message and direction. Having gone through Saturn/Pluto oppose her Sun/Venus, she has been through a huge change in running for President, and may need to keep her health and exercise/diet up. Later in January transit of Jupiter oppose her Uranus, then feb. Jup. opposing her Sun/Venus will boost both her assets and courage for truth.

    Perhaps my best song from last year, about marianne williamson. Here :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM6kGmp2rnI

I am still pondering astrologically the role both Michelle Obama and Oprah will play in the coming Presidential Election. Will Michelle Obama enter the race and run? Win? Astrologically possible!

    Bernie Sanders just got through saturn/pluto transit square his moon (health issues). Sat/Pluto still coming to square his natal mars near his natal moon. Hmmm. At the moment Bernie collected most money for campaign (other than Pres.Trump). Bernie has transit of Jupiter trine his Midheaven heading for trine to his Sun. This is good moment for him.

“The moon points to our past, the sun to the future. We look up to the two luminaries, that of the day and that of the night, and observe the relationship between them, for they send us the same light. Then we look into ourselves and observe all that is woven into our destiny through past experiences undergone as men; in this we see our inner moon-existence. And in all that continually approaches us in the present and determines our destiny, in all that works on from the present into the future we see the sun-element. We see how past and future are weaving together in human destiny.”-

           —-R. Steiner, Anthroposophy and the inner life.

    Uranus retrograde in early Taurus since mid august now goes Direct from retrograde. Markets challenged, vicissitudes and roller coaster ride emotionally and with some investments of self time money. Big changes in how we think of ‘things’ we need, how we think of investments, money, property, security, sex/love, friends, goods. For many time to quickly act, make decisions, try new directions, take things to higher and deeper level of awareness and participation. Many now wake up as to what to do quickly to make up for lost time or opportunity. Some feel thrown out at the turn. Lots of reversals or upsets. For some breakthroughs rather than breakdowns. A sense of letting go and letting God. Our more virtuous and nobler side, sparks right seeing and action hero to the rescue. Good time to intuit new directions, new thinking, renewed action. Letting go of distractions and activating higher octaves. The inner OM or Holy within one’s self reveals new worlds. Possible shock or event precipitating need for strong reaction. Next 3-4 days, thinks and things can go to extremes; in weather, markets, moods, relations. Keep cool head and warm heart. Sudden quick turn of events. Everything at the moment seems hot and quick. Politics and news alarming and breathtaking.

“Paracelsus named it the sidereal light, taking the term from the Latin. He regarded the starry host (our earth included) as the condensed portions of the astral light which “fell down into generation and matter,” but whose magnetic or spiritual emanations kept constantly a never-ceasing intercommunication between themselves and the parent-fount of all — the astral light. “The stars attract from us to themselves, and we again from them to us,” he says. The body is wood and the life is fire, which comes like the light from the stars and from heaven. “Magic is the philosophy of alchemy,” he says again.* Everything pertaining to the spiritual world must come to us through the stars, and if we are in friendship with them, we may attain the greatest magical effects.”

       ~HPB, Isis Unveiled 

Jan. 12 Mercury/Saturn/Pluto conjunct in Capricorn. Political and World scary moments here. Attempts in solving most difficult problems. Seeing the problems clearer. Need for more time. Burdensome news. Serious tone of Conservatism, control freaking, authoritative controls, more corporatocracy and plutocratic elite minority ruling but not understanding the majority and the concerns of the world as a collective unity, family of humanithy. Another Aristocratic PreFrench Revolution scenerio? Also time of heavy reckoning, heavy mistakes, mistaken views,  blunder, set backs, while elsewhere breakthroughs and big first steps to long term goals. There is always freedom in astrology to tune to the higher octave of planets, avoiding the lower unconscious instinctive chaos or negative manifestations. Mercury here adds intelligence and revelation to powerful land lords of secrets. A wanting to know true ground within one’s self and the world round. Need for new rules, discipline and work ethic, but not so tight and contractive, repressive, restrictive, that it takes away the fun, the free learning, the research and exploration, the search for meaning. A strong sense for need for more security or sureness when it comes to calling, job, career, self worth, family, roots, friends. A renewed sense of trust or mistrust , depending; but for sure deepening, maturing, aspect. Saturn and Pluto denote chronic health, job, relationship, family, home, self image challenges, problems, endeavors. Saturn/Pluto takes a long time coming, long time going. Think 33-39 years ago. Think 1982, think 2002; what were you doing, planning, thinking about all the time. Now such thinks and plans come to conclusion, metamorphic ally change, self correct, redirect, shift to higher or lower level, or die and get reborn. Those with cardinal signs Capricorn, Cancer, Libra, Aries feel it the most. Big decisions and changes coming now and in a year or more for fixed signs taurus, scorpio, leo, aquarius who feel ‘hurry up and be patient, hold still and quick do something’. Mutable signs keep looking for where its most comfortable and tend to not get so stressed out as the other signs (Pisces, Virgo, Gemini, Sagittarius). See my Astrological Predictions Talk on my youtube channel. Google ‘Robert Thiibodeau, Don’t Go, Youtube’ to find my channel easily.

      Saturn Pluto aspects call for patience and compassionate wisdom, otherwise really weird strong reactions, danger of further problems. But for sure indicates time of danger or violence, loss of gain, warring contesting, going to extremes in behaviour and weather, hot and cold situations, feeling stuck and over burdened, danger of over doing, over dose, crushing circumstance, and things going bad. Need for discipline and patience, fine arts, music, meditation, simple play. Troubled markets or heavily online with high end controls? None-the-less, tough aspect. Good for scientific research, spiritual science, laying foundation, inner work, laying out strong plans.

As one of the greatest reformers, an inveterate enemy of every theological dogmatism, a persecutor of bigotry, a teacher of one of the most sublime codes of ethics, Jesus is one of the grandest and most clearly defined figures on the panorama of human history …. the grand figure …. wil reign supreme and universal only on that day when the whole of humanity recognizes but one father — the Unknown One above — and one brother, the whole of mankind below.

             ~HPB, Isis Unveiled, Volume 2, Page 150

With Jan. 13th Sun conjunct Saturn/Pluto, brings clarity and map to hard work and toil, immediate need for sound response . Need for light of wisdom and clarity for sure. Sound reason in light of difficult situations, right facts, but also ‘near beer’ tales and half truths possibly blurring or obstructing the immediate road ahead. Sacrifice to attain goal. Many obstacles to movement, growth, truth, and love, it seems.

    These last few days here may bring event and indications of many an ending, shift of gears, change of players, new beginning, solemn conclusions to a few long winded stories and past year events. The need to move on becomes apparent but some things endlessly and painfully drag on. In many places need for strong police or military action (gosh, sounds like every day these days in the news). Weird fears, sense of being controlled or dominated by something within or without. Feeling unsocial and unpleasant, crushed or blocked. Need for simplifying and purifying ones’ life. Heavy karmic lessons for many. Hard work with little or no reward. Here yoga, meditation, patience, new study, persistence, perseverance, selfless endeavor, compassion and more patience, go far. I cannot recommend enough to regularly and systematically read and study Rudolf Steiner, HP Blavatsky, Manly Hall, Tibetan Buddhism (Gelek Rimpoche), NeoPlatonism, Osho, Krishnamurti, Yoganandya, Franz Bardon, Prokofief, Yoga, Marianne Williamson, Marion Woodman, Von Franz, and more. All at mayflower bookshop if you want to check it out. It can open many a new door of opportunity and grace.

All that is grand and noble in Christian theology comes from Neo-Platonism.      -HP Blavatsky 

   Venus into Pisces on 13th softens things up and makes for a desire to escape, not think for a moment, urge to love something, anything, somebody, music and subtle mind heart adventures, a search for higher unity and meaningfulness. Love imaginations, travels, trips, dreaming sweet thinks and things, psychic intuitive perceptions enhanced. Yet one needs curb false projections and ill notions incapable of really helping anyone, self included. Creative imagination and fun, music arts versus  fantasy and lost in space, mindlessness.

“Ah, the specter of transience,
through the guilelessly receptive
it passes like wisps of smoke.
And we, with our driving, our striving, ~
the abiding Strengths assume
that the gods have some need for us.”   ~Rilke

Jan.16th Mercury enters Aquarius squaring Uranus on Jan. 18th. These 3 days mark a time for getting right facts and dealing with things directly and honestly and straightforward. A very tripping time for getting to the point, laying it out straight, and moving on to the future. The reveling rebel creative spirit in look, word, action.

Jan. 20th Sun enters Aquarius giving feeling for truth, freedom, zany expressionism, and solid facts or fantasies one can live with. A want of security and freedom of expression.

“You still knew the place where the lyre
rose resounding~~; the undreamt of center.
….real happiness your friend’s face and stride.”   ~Rilke

Jan. 23-24th Sun square Uranus and New Moon. Shake ups, sun sparks, quakes or jolts, sudden quick storms, a quickening of affairs, high romance, sudden meetings or partings, fast moving events next days. Short lived experiences. Lots of new innovative creative happenings in coming weeks. For others, jolts or slaps to wake up, grow up, try new thinks and things.

The Jan. 24th New Moon 4 degrees Aquarius squares Uranus indicating few days into next two weeks really, a need for higher creative release, pursuit,. I am hoping we here and there get peeks of what is to come in december 2020 with the Jupiter/Saturn conjunct in Aquarius. Perhaps a new sense of idealism, a sense of new belonging, group identity, concern for what is good for the whole of society and the world, not just one’s separate self. Collective sense of creativity, freedom, truth, justice, joy. Belief in a God, or a virtue, a friend, heart and soul, a sense of the Spirit of the Times, creative good change, opportunity for growth, happiness, the ideals of the American Way. For some a sense of disturbing realizations and need for remedy, change, reorientation, direction.  Early fixed signs affected the most. A need for freedom, but also a need for securing time worthy projects, goals, commitments.

“Silent friend of the many distances,
feel how your every breath enlarges space.
…..if drinking is bitter, become wine.
<…..be magic power at your senses crossroads,
…..and if the earthly should forget you,
say to the silent loam: I flow.
To the rushing waters speak: I am.”       ~Rilke

Jan. 26th Venus in Pisces square Mars in Sagittarius. Venus and Mars make for the best or worst of lovers, sensuality, super sensuous experience, lots of energy to join or spark, or conflict, depending on other aspects. Fire and water makes for steamy contesting. Fire can burn the watery emotions. The water emotions/feelings can put out the fire; or do thinks and things really getting cooking now. Intensity, polarity, psychic intuitive connections. One can be too much feeling and inwardly oversensitive or fragile, while the other is aggressive fiery outwardly assertive or blunt; both feeling the other doesn’t understand or get it. Good for healthy love/sex polarity or contesting honestly and respectfully; but difficult aspect if projecting and fighting with one sided ego attack and walled up hurt feelings. Jealousy, control freaking, projection, anger, negative emotions is to be avoided at this time. Good for yoga, work out, exercise, music and the arts with aspects tomorrow too.

The efflux from the Divine Being was imparted to the human spirit in unreserved abundance, accomplishing for the soul a union with the divine, and enabling it while in the body to be partaker of the life which is not in the body.

       ~HPB

Jan. 27 Venus conjunct Neptune. Erotic dreams, imaginations, fantasies, overtures, meetings. High Romance. It can go higher or lower octave, up to you. Oversensitivity, heightened sensuality or artistic sensitivities. Some may run, hide, feel too vulnerable and over sensitive. Good for artistic pursuits. Dreaming spiritual artistic relations. Idealistic romance of knowledge, spirit souls, arts, music. Making the beautiful and surreal. Future planning, travel, dreaming out into things.

    Keep your moods, feelings, imaginations in check from negative wanderings. Danger of false or exaggerated imaginations wrecking things, feelings, vibe.

“The anterior idea of the New Platonists was that of a single Supreme Essence. . . All the old philosophies contained the doctrine that  , theoi, gods or disposers, angels, demons, and other spiritual agencies, emanated from the Supreme Being. Ammonius accepted the doctrine of the Books of Hermes, that from the Divine All proceeded the Divine Wisdom or Amun; that from Wisdom proceeded the Demiurge or Creator; and from the Creator, the subordinate spiritual beings; the world and its people being the last. The first is contained in the second, the first and second in the third, and so on through the entire series.” 

~Alexander Wilder, who helped HPB write Isis Unveiled

Jan. 28th Mars square Neptune. Very active imagination time. Strong wish, projection, need, drive and hunger. Danger of danger, rash crazy chaotic happenings, med/drug wrong doings, water and space problems, weakness, narrow mindedness, need for leaving others free, giving space, avoid explosive situations, out of hand emotions, false projections and wrong actions, aggression, misdirection. Misuse of power, misdirection, overdose, drug craziness, confusion over dose, strange food poisonings and need for pure clean good food, grace before and after! For some feeling drained, tired, vampirized, weak, toxic, feelings of being overwhelmed, lied to, or out of touch with one’s own higher self and true north star, goals. Some in need of retreat, sleep, renewal, simple clean pure diet, more exercise, less fretful worry and lost in space. Take a break from habits ‘killing you’ or side tracking your vital energy, airs, and right thinking. Here what not to do is more important than what to do for long term results; purify, have compassion, patience, heart open listening, be still and know, listen to what the world is telling you, quit fighting projections and ghosts of past/future, have much more compassion for yourself and others. Take art or music lessons, play chess, go, anything helps with concentration and colorful soul life. Mars/Neptune can be the highest minded activities and idealistic futuristic pursuits, but the down side is a blur of unconsiousness, lost at sea or in space, weird fogs, bang ups, wrong use of guns, wrong projections, mishaps.

“The Atman alone warms the inner man; i.e., it enlightens it with the ray of divine life and alone is able to impart to the inner man, or the reincarnating Ego, its immortality. Thus, as we shall find, for the first three and a half Root-Races, up to the middle or turning point, it is the astral shadows of the “progenitors”, the lunar Pitris, which are the formative powers in the Races, and which build and gradually force the evolution of the physical form towards perfection—this, at the cost of a proportionate loss of spirituality. Then, from the turning point, it is the Higher Ego, or incarnating principle, the nous or Mind, which reigns over the animal Ego, and rules it whenever it is not carried down by the latter. In short, Spirituality is on its ascending arc, and the animal or physical impedes it from steadily progressing on the path of its evolution only when the selfishness of the personality has so strongly infected the real inner man with its lethal virus, that the upward attraction has lost all its power on the thinking reasonable man. In sober truth, vice and wickedness are an abnormal, unnatural manifestation, at this period of our human evolution—at least they ought to be so. The fact that mankind was never more selfish and vicious than it is now, civilized nations having succeeded in making of the first an ethical characteristic, of the second an art, is an additional proof of the exceptional nature of the phenomenon.”

        ~HPB, (SD II, p. 110)

Feb. 9th Full Moon 20 degrees Leo. A sense of strong outer expression, getting things done, forward motions, positive connection, seeing and being seen, shining and being shown, flair for daring adventure, good times, and smiling hearts/faces. Avoid cockiness, egotism, showing off. Strong expressions of individuality.

Feb. 16th Mercury retrograde till March 9th. Mercury at 12 Pisces goes back to 28 Aquarius. Feeling influenced good or bad. Plans without energy for action, or way too much energy and action without good plan. Here is time to cross check your fantasy dreams and imaginations of success and happiness. Are they real, realizable, freeing? A recheck, review, reinstatement, and turn around to try again. How to seek and find true happiness, freedom, creativity, love, is the process at hand. How to find work that renews and commitments that free not imprison and lock one down too much. How to breathe is learned here. Selfless pursuit of truth over psychodrama and amateur merry go rounds.

Feb. 25th Sun conjunct Mercury, Super alert day, events awaken one’s mind to impermanence in outer form and foreverness with inner love/truths. Strong statements, facts, clear intention, getting business done, making connection. Possible events triggering quick action/response.

Feb 20 Jupiter sextile Neptune. Highly idealistic universal love and artistic dreams come true. Danger of scandal due to lack of awareness or unconscious desires, fears. Beautiful weirdly warming weather, elsewhere snowy winter wonderlands of cozy up get warm on the inside. Beautiful aspect for connecting with others heart and soul, spirit and body.

Feb. 21 Mars trine Uranus. Solving problems, arousing strong energy to succeed. Strong forward motion, getting things done, progress. Strong rise in new leadership or stepping up to captain direction.

Feb 27th-28th Venus square Pluto. Avoid negative craziness, jealousy, destructive habits and negative speech, over critical non constructive mind. This is a very deep aspect. Some take things too personally, others make it personal and intimate. Good aspect for forming long term bonds, or separating from such. Fanatics in music, love, art, deep knowing. Avoid crazy stress and tension due to feeling forced into things. Need to make boundaries or state clearly needs, desires, dreams, wants, unwants. Deep feelings here but need to not take things too seriously or personally feeling hurt. Feel heart, compassionate universal heart instead.

March 7-8-9 Sun conjunct Neptune and SuperMoon full moon in virgo 19 degrees. Its a BIG WEEKEND full of lost in space, highly imaginative adventure, lost for some, found and refounded for others. Avoid confusing crazys, liars and just talk. Good for travel, plans, play. music and the arts, platonic spiritual connections, high romance, Grail.

March 23-24 Mars conjunct Pluto, New Moon in Aries 4 degrees. Violence and mad men, or heroes and redeemers, saviors of heart and soul. Good for research, in depth study, finalizing, completing. Avoid taking things too personally. Avoid martyrs. Look for in depth honest workings.

~robert of mayflower dec, 2019.

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