This week’s astrology is an episode out of Twin Peaks — full of intrigue, the whispering of secrets, and the dream plane blending with physical reality. There are extreme contrasts between dark and light, hope and fear, reality and fantasy; at the same time these things seem to blend in consciousness.
If the ground you’re on seems to be shifting, consider our dramatic moment of astrology. Venus has just moved to direct motion; Mercury has just moved to retrograde motion. And two planets have mounted the mutable cross: Mars has entered Pisces, after seemingly endless months traversing Aquarius, and Jupiter has entered Sagittarius.
It’s taken me a while to figure this out, but astrology is a story that never resolves. There are points of resolution, though there are so many cycles running at once that one tends to lead to another, or three or four are going off at once. That said, this has been an unusual year, with one inner planet retrograde after the next.
The astrology of Tuesday’s congressional election is set within the wider context of many astrological events involving Pluto and Capricorn. Tuesday’s astrology does not stand on its own; there’s a long arc of history involved, because the United States is in its Pluto return, an event that happens just once every 250 years.
My take on 1992 QB1, which I’ve been tracking since I was given an ephemeris by Robert von Heeren in 1998, is that it can take us past the “death works” or “grow or die” concept of evolution, into something gentler. QB1/Albion is beyond Pluto, after all, and part of another world; its orbit is different from that of Pluto and it has a different vibration as a result.