I’ve followed astrology for many many years, at least thirty I guess. When I lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico, some twenty-plus years ago, I was already watching the skies and watching the impact various conjunctions or placements had on my life and on the climate. My home was a small two room adobe in Seton Village out in the desert southeast a bit from the city. The stone paved patio was larger than the square footage of the house and surrounded by a low adobe wall. One afternoon, driving home from town, I passed a garage sale and stopped to buy a round glass-topped table and chairs and put them on the patio so I could sit and watch the sky.
But my watching sky began much earlier on the farm in Kansas. Summer nights, we’d take bedrolls outside to sleep as it was cooler than sleeping in our upstairs bedrooms. In Kansas, there’s a lot of sky and I learned the constellations and the planets and watched for falling stars streaking through the night.
And so, it’s probably not surprising I also follow astrology. The ancient Babylonians and Syrians did too, as well as many peoples. The Native Americans learned to watch the sky for their weather reports.
Most people can agree to the pull the Moon makes on our planet. When a Full Moon arrives, most are cognizant of more erratic behavior/dreams. When technology goes wonky, people are apt to say, “Is Mercury retrograde?” Most know the words but not the science. With Copernicus’s Heliocentric Astronomy, published in 1543, the moon ceased to be a planet because its orbit was centered on the Earth, not the Sun. The Moon became Earth’s ‘”satelles,” meaning servant, from which our word satellite derives. What’s interesting is a recent post from NASA titled, “Is the Moon a Planet, Too?” The article explains how our Moon functions like a planet.
But back to Astrology. Twenty years ago, astrologers began writing of the planetary combinations that would arrive in 2020/2021 and warning of both Earth changes and massive challenges. Well. It’s 2020 and we are in the midst of both.
A recent post by one of the astrologers I follow, Anne Ortlee, wrote: “For years, astrologers have been talking about 2020 and 2021. Now I’m asking clients to think back to November 1982 through spring 1983, late 1990 through early 1991, the year 2000, and December 2007 through January 2008. Now squish all those energies together, and you’ll have some sense of the big, big cycle starting now.”
For me, 1982-83 are the years in New York when I was working as a professional actor. After going to Old Mexico to make a movie, I stayed there for four years before moving to Washington D.C. In 1990 – 1991, I was in D.C. but getting ready to move to Hawaii; after Hawaii, I moved to Santa Fe where I met my husband, Cliff, in about 1994 and was ordained a priest. In 2000, I moved back to Kansas, and late 2007 into 2008, I wrote my first book and was querying agents (unsuccessfully, I might add…that book was a warm up, I expect.)
What that all comes down to for me is the years trying to find a profession that used my talents, ended up with me becoming a priest, an energy healer, and a writer – which pretty much uses all the skills I began working on years ago, (if you don’t think being a Priest isn’t being an “actor” just watch one sometime), and I’m about to have a memoir published.
You might want to check those dates yourself and see what you learn.
Currently, there are many outer planet combinations, For example, Sun and Moon connecting to Chiron, the Wounded Healer while Jupiter (excess) and Pluto (death and transformation) are conjunct, and with Mars (the warrior and fire…think fever) conjunct Saturn (structure) while Mercury (fast moving thinking) conjuncts Neptune (water and fog, truth vs lies).
That’s a lot to consider but perhaps you can see some correlations.
There’s some fascinating information about Babylonian astrologers online if you’re curious, as well as the Assyrians. Most of them have words related to a Great Flood (think biblical Noah) as well as constellations that pointed to a healer/teacher coming several centuries in the future.
And some say astrology is a fake science. Interesting.