In 2020 we have not one but two conjunctions that mark the turn of a generation, and of an era in history. On Jan. 12, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn form their once per 33-year conjunction. Then on Dec. 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn, both now in Aquarius, form a conjunction in the first degree of that sign. Read more...

Dateline Kyiv: Reporting in From the Scene of the Crime

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

You can tell the Soviet-era architecture by the lovely color and the little porches on apartments.

Dear Friend and Reader:

I’m here in Kyiv, hot on the trail of Rudy Giuliani, Paul Manafort and the cafe where Gordon Sondland had champagne and caviar ravioli while chatting loudly with Donald Trump about making a deal with Pres. Volodymyr Zelenskyy to announce a phony investigation into the Bidens.

They must be here somewhere. I have my Hardy Boys fingerprint dusting kit, my common words and phrases booklet, and my tarot cards to guide me. Every time I walk into a restaurant, I think I’m gonna see Rudy; I have questions for him. But so far, no luck.

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Capricorn Old Moon, then Aquarius New Moon

Posted by Eric Francis Coppolino

This is about to be an interesting week. I know we are surfing the wild waves of “interesting times” (or maybe just Twitter) these days. However, the way this week’s astrology lines up with collective events, we’ve got a real moment.

Planet Waves

An old crescent Moon over Menton, France, in 2006 with the sister stars of the Pleiades cluster. Overexposing the crescent Moon allows us to see the dim lunar night side illuminated by earthshine — light from sunlit planet Earth. Photo by Vincent Jacques via APOD.

This week is all about the Moon, which is a pointer to other events. Think of the Moon as the cue ball in pool. Inherently neutral, it knocks into the other planets by aspect. It also picks up the energy of its sign more than any other object in the chart.

We just experienced a lunar eclipse on Jan. 10 (I know, it feels like a month ago, but it was a little over a week). The subsequent New Moon will be in Aquarius on Friday, Jan. 24. Before we get there, the Moon passes through Capricorn, making conjunctions to all that stuff going on there.

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Not Your Typical Aquarius New Moon

Posted by Amanda Painter

Photo by Amanda Painter.

Tomorrow is the Aquarius New Moon. Aquarius is a curious sign, at its best when blending the structuring abilities of Saturn with the liberating impulses of Uranus. Amanda Painter explores how a Venus-Mars-Neptune configuration is stirring that up.

Harnessing Those Bright Ideas

Posted by Amanda Painter

Fire Engine Abstract #4. Photo by Amanda Painter.

After the eclipses and Saturn-Pluto, are you facing a brave (or scary, or shiny, or intimidating) new world? Amanda Painter considers how Mercury’s ingress into Aquarius, and its square to Uranus in Taurus, could offer an inventive new way to approach the changes you’re making.