Recently, I have been moved to once again look at the major transits (or influences) now activating the United States of America.
To understand how forecasting works in Astrology, we have to understand a couple of things about the “Natal Chart”. The Natal Chart is the combination of energies a person or country had at the moment of its birth. Everything in this world is constantly changing and evolving. The transits are the energies, represented by different planets that influence and unlock the potential existing within an astrological chart.
As we look at the natal chart of our beloved country, we see many things happening this summer. The biggest impact seems to be with the planetary sway of Saturn, the task master and reaping what has been sown. Ultimately, Saturn is about balance, fine tuning, and restriction, if necessary, to bring in balance. Whenever there is an extreme one way or the other, Saturn is there to straighten things out. Think of Saturn as the Great Mother or Father who will not allow the child to cross a busy street until the ability of the child has the wisdom to know when and when not to cross.
As a country, we will have the opportunity to witness what needs to happen to settle the karma of past actions. We give Congress and the President the right to be our voice, so I suspect much will be seen in how well these representatives truly embody our intent and wellbeing.
It has already started with Saturn triggering Mercury of the chart. Mercury is all about communication and for the United States the area under its domain is the house of leadership and public standing as well as partnership. Saturn, says “I am here to take control and break up patterns, you know what needs to change but have not been able to do on your own.” In other words, we are going down a path we have not been before. It is time to evolve in those areas of public standing and partnerships.
Like all things in Astrology, there is a layering of one energy over another. For the next year, we have a turning point with our interaction with foreign countries that act as our partners. It is also time to define who we are, as a nation.
At the end of June, specifically the 29th and 30th, two more areas come into play from the authority of Saturn. First, money, partnerships and communications, are being regulated with a new beginning for the first time in 12 years. It is a phase to make self-effort and reap what has been sown, in these areas. This self-effort will continue until July 22nd. Secondly, Saturn will be forming a square aspect to the planet (or energy) of Neptune. Neptune is the great pretender or illusion and playing the victim. When Saturn comes to this position, hidden truths will be revealed. Secret enemies will get exposed. It is a reality check for our own self sabotage.
Since Saturn is the energy representing “reaping what has been sown”, both good and not good, depending on past actions. Change must come and with it a blanket of sadness can cover the country though August the 8th. This is a time to see what has been hidden, secrets and back-stabbing enemies. It is also a time to expose any hidden agendas. It can also show us what we, as a people, have been ignoring and can be a time of cleansing. Saturn allows us to bring things into balance. This powerful energy carries no judgement, it simply says, “this is what you have sown and now is the time to reap the fruit of those actions”. What you have done in a beneficial way will also be realized.
So overall, it is a time to bring balance back into the country. Take a deep breath and let us come back into equilibrium. We, as the people of this country, are the living contribution ultimately responsible for the keeping a sense of balance.