Elysian Fields Astrology
By Kari Noren-Hoshal
The BIG Celestial News of the month is the change of the guard at planet Jupiter-- from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Sagittarius is the sign ruled by Jupiter, our solar system’s largest planet. As such, Jupiter in Sadge from November 9, 2018 to December 2nd 2019 was a time of massive philosophical and travel expansion! Jupiter rules expansion, good fortune, religion, philosophy, higher education, foreign travel and publishing. Over the last 12 months the world has finally begun to come together on world-threatening issues such as global warming and plastics pollution of our oceans, air and food sources. The poster children for this period are 15-year old Greta Thunberg, of Sweden, who traveled by enviro-friendly boat rather than jet to speak at the UN about global warming and college student, Boyan Slat, of the Netherlands, whose ingenious invention of ocean plastic gathering is actually starting to make a dent in open ocean plastic islands. Now that Jupiter is shifting gears from globally conscious, optimistic and futuristic Sagittarius and into more somber, conservative and managerial Capricorn, resource conservation is likely to take a more nationally-based approach. Capricorn is the transpersonal earth sign of the zodiac. In battle, a good military general rides into a fight with his troops and a good manager never asks an employee to do what he will not do himself. Under the influence of Capricorn from this December 2nd at 1:20 p.m. EST to next December 19th, 2020, there are likely to be major shifts in how the world can come together to conserve resources of the earth such as gas, oil, minerals and natural gas. Scientifically, we are now at a point where it’s no longer necessary to use fossil fuels and where hydrogen can replace gasoline. Management of natural resources can now be governed by World Bank credits that reward saving rather than spending. IF ONLY the U.S. was ready to attack the problem head on!! Despite the push back from the greedier world governments, there will be a certain amount of increase toward this system in 2020.
On a personal level, as humans, we are being challenged to adopt a more “cosmic adult” and responsible attitude toward life as well. Those who are financially and ecologically conservative will be rewarded this year by legislation that will NOT allow for the same level of resource and financial waste of years past. Leaders from a local level on up, to U.S. president and other world leadership positions will be sober men and women. These baby boomer leaders are beyond the “One for All and All for me!” attitude of our current U.S. president. Never having experienced the ecstasy of post-WWII economic expansion in their young adulthood, today’s 40 and 50 something leaders are part of the Pluto in Virgo generation who are here to try to clean up dirty politics and the planet----- before it’s too late. Work hard at your job but also toward a community conservation effort in 2020. Recycle where you can, or helping clean our streams, rivers and beaches. Invest in one of the myriad of hybrid vehicles this year and go solar or wind power for your energy. If EACH of us contributes—we ALL stand to benefit! “Be the change you want to see in the world,” is just one of Gandhi’s most famous sayings.
The other big celestial news this month is the arrival of the Capricorn Solar Eclipse on Thursday, December 26th! This Solar Eclipse arrives on Kwanza and Boxing Day just after midnight at 12:13 a.m. EST! At 5 degrees Capricorn, this Solar Eclipse is a very potent New Moon that conjuncts mighty Jupiter in Capricorn at 2:29 a.m. EST and later makes a productive sextile to our planet of Spirit---Neptune—at 10:24 p.m. EST. Transiting Jupiter in Capricorn is within 2 degrees conjunction to the transiting South Node AND the Solar Eclipse on this day. Throughout the weeks of the 15th to the 21st and the 22nd to the 28th an intense feeling of responsibility and guardianship is present. Outer planets are in positive aspects to each other except Chiron, which is newly arrived to the sign of ambitious and primal Aires. Chiron, the asteroid of “the wounded healer” makes a challenging hard square to this Solar Eclipse/Jupiter/South Node trio. In cardinal signs of Aries and Capricorn, this eclipse squaring Chiron is likely to increase seismic activity around the planet. There may be a major earthquake sometime between the 12th and the 27th that will “rattle” our sense of personal security on a major scale and in multiple locations. Try to avoid international and long distance national travel between these dates. Being far from home during a Solar Eclipse in a cardinal sign is not recommended. The Sabian Symbol for 5 degrees Capricorn is: Indians Rowing a Canoe and Dancing a War Dance. “This is a symbol of the irresistible impulse to action and the power of accomplishment brought into focus by a subjective view of a situation. The ever-primitive nature of life demands that practical and immediate action prevails. The keyword is Mobilization. When positive, the degree is a capacity for aggressive leadership leading to major achievement.”
Watch this space for my Overview of 2020 Year for Each Sign of the Zodiac on January 1st. To receive the entire January update, visit me at Elysian Fields on a Saturday when I’m at the store. Season’s Blessings!