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Article in The Mountain Astrologer

Last January I gave a lecture to my local astrology group on what we had to look forward to in 2020. Since everything I had read from other astrologers was so negative, I decided to find something positive to say. At first, it didn’t seem likely. And then I took a longer view. I used that longer view in my lecture and then wrote it up as an article that appears in the latest issue of The Mountain Astrologer.

During 2020 transiting Saturn and Pluto were opposite Mercury in the Sibly chart for the U.S. (Click on Sibly to see the chart.) Since this opposition involved the Second and Eighth Houses, both of which deal with finance, a lot of astrologers were predicting a serious economic downturn. (No one that I recall was predicting a pandemic, but predictions are as dependent on the imagination of the astrologer as they are the astrology.)

In the Sibly chart, natal Mercury is opposite natal Pluto. I decided that, instead of just looking that just the aspects to Mercury, I would consider the aspects to the Sibly Mercury and the Sibly Pluto as a unit. I looked back at American history to see what had happened previously during the periods when aspect like these were taking place. What I found was actually rather encouraging.

I list these historical periods in the article but they all followed a general trend. There was a challenge to the country. In some cases it was a war. In others it was a depression or something else. Those challenges brought about major changes in the way the country as a whole saw itself. And, after this was done, there was a period of remarkable unity and cohesion in the country.

This is not to say that everyone in the United States at those times was in total agreement about everything. Americans will always find something to disagree about. But, the overall trend, as transiting Saturn and Pluto completed their aspects to the Sibly Mercury and Pluto opposition was a coming together of the country as a whole.

We are currently in the first phase of that process, the challenge phase. The full process will extend until 2022, when Pluto makes its conjunction to the Sibly Pluto. Things might get worse or they might get better, but the end result will be a narrowing of the huge partisan gap that currently plagues this nation and that is something worth waiting for.

If you are not a reader of The Mountain Astrologer, I highly recommend it, and not just because they occasionally print some of my stuff. You can check out their website at:https://mountainastrologer.com/tma/

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