Covid Amid the Planets

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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. Β 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.Β  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.




17 thoughts on “Covid Amid the Planets

  1. We love looking at the stars when we’re in Wyoming, 7,000+ feet high with no ambient light. (The interstate on the middle of Minnesota at night works well, too as we found out when we got a flat tire there once.). As a Christian, I believe God Who created the stars and planets could very well have messages there, though not of the daily astrology sort. They certainly declare His handiwork as the Bible says and are awesome on the true sense of the word.

    Stay well, other Janet.


    1. Nicely put, Janet. I’m not much on the daily astrology pieces either. What’s fascinating to me is putting NASA info on the various planets’ core energy with how that energy could create even more when combined with a close second planet. (a conjunction is when two planets move into close proximity to each other)

  2. I know close to nothing about astrology, so I will not get into that. I do remember the starry nights in Africa, 60 years ago, without the light pollution we have now in the cities. I imagine the night view on your farm must be precious?
    Stay safe Janet. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜·πŸ’•

    1. Yes, I expect it does although Africa’s skies are probably clearer as there’s less humidity. So yeah, it’s still the same starry sky. Between Mexico City and Toluca there’s a wonderful ruin, complete with crumbled temple and restored ball court and has images of different gods. But it’s one of the places where the Maya coordinated their calendars. There’s a small cave to one side where on June 21st, the sun drills through a hole on the ‘ceiling” and hits a specific spot on the stone below. I crawled in to see it. It’s really worth a visit if you can find someone to tell you how to get there. I don’t think it’s difficult but it is a side road off the road to Toluca.

      1. Depends where in Africa. Some parts between the tropics can be quite humid and damp. But the skies are precious… 🌜
        Do you remember the name of that site near Toluca? I don’t recall…
        I hope you are staying home and secluded. This virus is bad juju, and the US is taking quite a hit. Stay safe “Juanita”. πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸ»

      2. Brian, I have the name. Xochicalco. Southwest of Cuernavaca in the state of Morelos. You can even google the name! From the photos it looks like it’s been spruced up some. I sat above the ball court one afternoon in sunlight and sorta went into an altered state and heard the faint sounds of a game coming to me on the wind.

      3. I know the place. Been there a few times. Quite a pretty site… I can imagine meditating there… I hope you stay safe. Situation here is getting bad…

      4. Hi Brian. I subscribed to the Mexico City News English version and I can see it’s getting bad. And high walls covered with bougainvillea or even thorns might not keep everyone safe. Pobre Mexico. I’ve been out twice in the last six weeks or so. Once to the drugstore and yesterday to the eye doctor. Cliff, with a mask and distancing, does the grocery shopping. It’s still grim. I can avoid it for a while and then the news is on or I pick up our paper and the grimness goes on and on. And I can’t even mention our president. Obrador doesn’t seem to be very helpful either or know what to do AAAnnnndddd the beer supply is running low. I do hope you are staying well.

        I’m so glad you know Xochicalco. It was a most magical place. I send you and your family distance-keeping wrap around hugs.

      5. Hi Janet. Yes. To all you say. We have walked outside twice in six weeks… (And took the car around for 20 minutes today, just to see the city) We buy everything on-line. It’s rather well-organised. Place your order on-line. they deliver to your door 48h later. Not bad. Local president is as much and idiot as yours. 😩😩😩
        And now they are enforcing “ley seca” (dry law?) as a measure to fight the virus. Gimme a break. We have two beers left and 4 bottles of wine. That should keep us going a bit. 🍺🍺🍺
        Xochicalco… hmmm. other times…
        Hugs back. Stay safe. We shall overcome.

      6. We have yet to enter a ley seca period. Nor have we succumbed to the insane advice coming from White House. We just stay home. Cliff does the grocery shopping and won’t let me go. We did, however, take a drive the other day, staying in the car, just to see the spring blooming. Today I wore a mask and went to see my chiropractor. All this sitting and typing is rough on my posture! LOL.
        Yes, Xochicalco was another time for me, too. Years and years ago. I loved living in Mexico. How about you writing a series “out my window”?

      7. “Insane” is the perfect word to describe most modern days’ politicos.
        I think it’s all right to be careful. Also all right to put a mask on and take a small stroll. We’ve done it a coupla times.
        That Mexico you knew was nice. The country is suffering form many ailments now… Sadly.
        “Out of my window”? I’ll think about it. πŸ˜‰
        take care Janet. πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΊβœŒοΈ

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