Sun Enters Libra 2020 — Approaching Michaelmas

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The Sun enters Libra, the last season of the year is eventually here. How is it possible? Where did summer go? It’s been like just a moment of fresh air, a sigh of relief caught between all the restrictions we’ve been through. And boom—it is already gone.

The Autumn Equinox was supposed to be a moment of perfect balance. Light and darkness meeting each other perfectly halfway, exchanging the baton. But this year knows no balance at all. 2020 is going to be remembered as a year full of extremes.

And now that fall is coming, we can feel it in the air. We need more light, more warmth, more life. Too much death and fear have been running through the ethers. We are not ready for darkness and cold yet, nor for witnessing Mother Nature’s death.

Sun Enters Libra 2020: A wood during sunset
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When there was light out there we faced our own shadows, in isolation. Now that the time of darkness is getting here we feel like we’ve already payed the price. Never have we experienced such a great need for inner light.

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Mars Retrograde 2020 — Retreat and Backfire

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Two armies line up on a hill. The warriors look at each other from the opposing sides. Silence reigns supreme, and only the rattle of metal resounds in the valley. Suddenly a roar, screams release the tension. The warrior frenzy flares up and the order is given. It’s war.

The battle begins, the clash is a massacre. The energy runs out, the pain and the wounds squeeze the warriors as in a vise. Who is winning? Who is losing? Nothing is understood anymore. They desperately need a truce from all this.

And you? What about you? How are you?

A warrior ready for battle
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So here we are. One of the most import transits of 2020 has begun. What will it bring us? What are the main significations of Mars retrograde in Aries? Since the shadow period has started more than a month ago I think most of you already know the answer.

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Sun Enters Virgo 2020 — Moving with Grace through Challenges

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The last month of summer has begun. The Sun left the flaming Leo to step into the sign of the Lady. The Virgin dressed in pure white, holding a ear of golden wheat.

A purification process begins. The sulphur coming up from summer heat, bearer of the forces of the dragon, is counterbalanced by our rising discipline. Little by little, everything starts moving smoothly again as the air gets cooler and the days shorter and shorter.

You can almost feel it sometimes. A mixed feeling of nostalgia and relief after a late summer storm. The sunset light turning into a golden-honey shade, as the wind carries a different smell with it. The first signs of autumn peep timidly.

Sun Enters Virgo 2020: Woman taming a Lion
the queen victoria memorial, buckingham palace

The Power of Kindness

As the excess of heat eases down, our instincts get dulled. Anger, agitation, frustration, sexual drive—the sulphur that wrapped us up begins to thin out like a morning fog. We start to perceive other people back again, beyond our ego-wall. And the virtue of the Virgo can rise.

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Uranus Retrograde 2020 — Rise of the Digital Dollar?

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In the myth, Prometheus was the hero who stole the fire from the gods and gave it to men. Through the powers of the sacred flame mankind evolved. From an animal state to the dignity of civilization.

Prometheus is in particular an Uranian hero, at least from the astrological perspective. In fact the forces carried on by this planet concern science, progress and the development of new tools—all Uranian significations.

So what does it mean when Uranus turns retrograde? And how is it going to affect the current situation worldwide?

Uranus Retrograde 2020: money and bitcoin as a symbol of progress
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Meteor Showers — The Iron of the Gods Against Anxiety and Fear

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Every year the cosmic iron enters Earth atmosphere. Meteor showers happen on a yearly basis, following the rhythms of the cosmos. With them they bring iron, and the forces harnessed in it. But why is that? What’s the reason behind this charming show that makes us make wishes? And what does all this have to do with iron?

According to the Catholic lore august meteor shower are the “lacrime di San Lorenzo”—St. Lowrence’s tears. These meteors are known as the Perseids because the point from which they appear to hail lies in the constellation Perseus.

Picture of the Cosmos full of Meteor Showers
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This correspondence with the myth is very interesting. And as we are going to show later on, it finds a valid explanation in the results of a spiritual-scientific investigation.

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Perseus and Medusa

Everybody knows Medusa, one of the three monstrous Gorgons, human females with living venomous snakes in place of hair. Perseus was the hero who confronted her terrible gaze which had the power to turn men into stone.

Actually, the story of Medusa is truly tragic. It is impossible not to empathize with her. Raped by Neptune in the temple of Athena, she was then cursed by the goddess who held her responsible. She turned her into a monster, her hair became snakes and her gaze capable of petrifying men with a single glance.

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Obsessed with love? Most likely it’s about Power

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Relationships are difficult, confusing and ambiguous. They force us to feel weak, needy and vulnerable—and who likes to feel that way? Love is a mystery, the other person a whole, new and frightening Universe to explore. Is it going to swallow us in a black hole? Or is it perhaps a shimmering galaxy full of wonders? Most of the times it can be both, because there is no black or white when it comes to romance.

Astrology is often consulted for love questions. Does he love me? Is he going to come back? Does she want to have kids? The uncertainty brought by this mysterious dimension makes us shiver like autumn leaves. And if it doesn’t, you might have built up very good defenses. But protecting yourself from love is like trying to live by fasting as long as you can. Is it worth it?

Love is not Power: the cosmos in a jar as a symbol for power.
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Venus. The ruler of the fifth house. The lord of the seventh house. His Moon. Her Sun. We can look at the charts and get a very neat analysis of the situation. And sometimes a synastry—that’s how we call it—definitely helps. We can better understand the situation, so we can at least figure out what to expect. But does it change the way we feel?

Love is Not Power

Love never hurts. Never. You might be rolling your eyes replying that not only love does hurt, but it hurts a lot. Unrequited love, a break up, cheating are just some of the countless examples of painful love. My take on this, is that it’s not love that hurts. It is something else, something that always comes with it. In a word, it’s about Power.

Love is not power. Even though I can’t deny that love always comes with power, they are not the same thing. In this article I am going through some astrological examples to show you how power is always getting in the way. There are in fact many forms of power, and we can analyze them according to the planets.

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Sun Enters Leo Bringing Compassion and Freedom

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A noble heart burning with passion, shining like gold upon the sea of chaos. The wise king, the good father, the Savior. The Sun enters his sign, reaching again the maximum of light and heat. The Star is at home.

Balance and openness belong to the heart. Not to the cold and bright head, enclosed in the skull. Not even to the dark and hot limbs, radiating from the body. They belong to the heart region—to the center—where the head opens down into the spine and the ribs curve into a protective embrace.

Sun in Leo, symbol of Compassion and Freedom
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Anthroposophy says that the figure of man is threefold. We find the nerve-sense system in the head region, represented by the Eagle. The motor-metabolic system in the limb region, represented by the Bull. And the rhythmic system in the respiratory and circulatory organs in the chest region, represented by the Lion.

Leo, the Lion, the sign of the Heart, celestial house of the Sun.

Horn of Plenty

Abundance, Compassion and Freedom

“Our mind is enriched by what we receive, our heart by what we give” said Victor Hugo. Even in times of crisis Nature gives herself abundantly as August approaches. In the time of the first harvest festival we are surrounded by the riches that flow from the horn of plenty.

And when our material needs and worries are unburdened by all this generosity we are blessed with the opportunity to stop looking at us. Me, me, me.. the chattering of the ego subsides and casually we find ourselves walking in other people’s shoes. Leaving out for a moment our struggles, we perceive those of others. And Compassion arises in us.

Zodiac Symbol of Leo

COMPASSION
becomes
FREEDOM
—Virtues of Leo by R. Steiner and H.P. Blavatsky—

Compassion becomes Freedom. But it is us what we mainly free ourselves from. By diving deep with all our being in the image of others, letting it live as it is inside of us. Dwelling in this central space is getting to know a dimension free from judgment and power.

After all, we are human beings next to other human beings. We walk together through this life learning from trial and error. Do we really need to judge? And if we do it, to what end?

Jupiter sextile Neptune: An Idealistic Impulse

On July 27th we are going to assist to the first sextile between Jupiter and Neptune retrograde. As we were saying in a previous article, these events are precious windows than enables us to reconnect to higher ideals. No doubt Compassion is one of them.

We can follow this astral stream to tap in a world of creative imagination to rethink the world. We had enough bad omens for 2020. Now we need new strengths of inspiration to make the world a better place.

A world where the forces of the heart are not going to be mocked or looked down at as naive. Or poetry seen as useless and mawkish. As Novalis provocatively said, reality is poetic and poetry is reality. And doesn’t ingenuity consist in denying one aspect of reality?

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