Nodes Gemini & Sagittarius

Nodes are points and are always near eclipses


May 4, 2020 


10:48 pm PDT 


North Node – Gemini 


Every 18 months the Nodes transition into new signs.    The Nodes are not a planet.   They are points that are formed where the orbit of the moon crosses the orbit of the sun.  If you have ever looked at how Earth shadows cast upon Sun & Moon form eclipses it is the same axis points as the nodes.   All eclipses are near the node points.   We will now move into eclipses in June & December then May & November until 2022.  


When the nodes change signs (they move backwards) they usher in a new cycle for humanity with both hurdles and opportunities.  Finding the lesson in the new awareness, acting upon it and gathering with others (who also rise to the occasion) is the gift of the cycle.    


On a personal level, I like the nodes and look to them for lessons and gifts.  I always encourage those people pursuing astrology to stretch and ‘do their north node.’    It may not be easy at first and there are usually delays around it as I find people have a general resistance to the work when they are young..  But as one gets older, people begin to realize that exactly what they resist is exactly what they end up craving and that is often packed into the Node Sign and house.   In my experience when you do the work of your Nodes you will be rewarded.     


On the mundane level we all ‘go through’ the node energy together. I remember on 9/11 when the North Node was in Cancer, the sign of home and family and the South Node was in Capricorn with emphasis on business and career, we all hugged the ones we loved a little harder that day.  It was also extraordinary that most people killed on 9/11 were at work.      A few years later, when Hurricane Katrina hit and I saw all those people in trouble I kept thinking of North Node in Aries—we were missing a leader, a warrior, we seemed stuck while people waited for others (South node Libra).


Yesterday (PDT) the North Node moved into Gemini and its opposite South Node moved into Sagittarius.  So, now we will process these hurdles and tap the opportunities until Jan 18, 2022.   


The North Node in Gemini speaks to our ability to communicate with truth and honesty.  Critical thinking should be pronounced.  Asking questions is paramount.  Speaking with neighbors, socializing in local arenas will be important.   Gemini is an energy similar to a busy bee, going from one flower to another.  Pollinating our local world with our thinking or listening to others and their truth brings in a new pollination and inform us. 


We will need to take care that we not get caught in the less evolved Gemini such as gossip and shallowness.   Take care to double check facts, (a good Gemini word).  There will be a desire to move about which may be tricky in times of quarantine, but Zooms will no doubt be high.     We will need to avoid the pitfalls of Sagittarius zealotry, xenophobia and righteousness that is based on opinions not facts.   Know-it-alls without updated information need to be brought up to speed or perhaps step aside.  


The last time the nodes were in Gemini/Sagittarius was October 2001- April 2003.   The war with Iraq was launched during this cycl which has been proven to be based on faulty information. More people perhaps needed to ask more questions.    What is interesting is Congresswoman Barbara Lee was the only NO vote on the Authorization of Use of Military Force Against Terrorists.    She “warned her colleagues to be ‘careful not to embark on an open-ended war with neither an exit strategy nor a focused target'”.   Congressman Lee’s observation arguably has stood the test of time with many senators and members of congress regret their 2002 vote.  Ms Lee the daughter of Lt. Colonel born in 1946 has North Node in Gemini.   


There will be teachers who show up in the zeitgeist who are either schooled in academia or by virtue of their experience or thoughtful approaches which will make them a natural teacher.   The gifted astrologer and writer Jan Spiller wrote about the nodes and how to use them in her excellent book Astrology for the Soul.     I cannot recommend the book enough to anyone who wants to know how they can benefit by their Node placements.  I wanted to go back to Jan’s book before writing this article to remind myself of her take on natal chart nodes. Although, it is not mundane, I still found many valuable snippets that can be applied for a world perspective.   One note in particular: 


 “Gemini North Node people are learning to value human relations and the importance of maintaining good will in their daily interactions with others.  They have a tendency to be so aware of their own Truth and their own aims that they are likely to forget the importance of treating others gently.”    (page 149) 


We will talk more about the Gemini/Sagittarius at the eclipses but until then see if you notice in your own body, you circles and the world in general if there is uptick in seeking knowledge and expressions of  truth. 


Scorpio Full Moon – May 7, 2020

Scorpio Full Moon

May 7, 2020

3:45am PDT

17 Scorpio 20

On the Scorpio Full Moon we find our strength by going deep into our reserves.   Scorpio is the second water sign in the zodiac.   Cancer the first water sign speaks to big emotions crashing on a shore. Pisces is the water in the depths of the ocean with all its curious unseen unworldly sea creatures.   Scorpio is water that can flow like a run-a-muck river spilling out of its banks.  Destructive for sure, but also provides rich nutrients that can be tapped later by farmers.  It is also the water in a river harnessed by dams, providing both water and electrical power for hundreds of miles.

Deep inside of all of us is a power waiting to be tapped.  We drill into this resource through our extreme emotions.  The emotions that sound like:  Black or white.  Yes or no.  All or none. Everyone or no one.   While some of us may be very measured with emotions all year long which can make for an easier process of our feelings, we could be cutting ourselves out of the power that comes from tapping those deep feelings.    It could look thorny (jealousy and rage) or it could be no nonsense, “I’m done” but it is not subtle.   Use these feelings to tell you something.   Maybe you need a good bout of jealousy to get you off your butt to do whatever it is that has felt out of your grasp for years.  It is worth noting that plants that are ruled by Scorpio are thorny and grow in extreme landscapes like a desert.  Where others fail, Scorpio thrives.   Would the extreme landscape be a feeling of lost, less than, ennui or depression?  It is possible.  But accessing those feelings will give you the gift of a real change and/or an evolution.

Most of us are trapped in our homes, how perfect Scorpio.  We can all look to our feelings to guide us on the Full Moon without distraction, that is a gift.

The chart of the full moon has a strong aspect to Mercury and Neptune.  Mercury is light and dexterous and on top of the Sun in Taurus opposing the watery moon.  While the Moon wants the depth of emotions, Mercury wants to analyze the hell out of the emotions.   This is fine as long as you don’t rationalize yourself out of the feelings.   Remember, we must feel in order to get to the transformation and power.    We also want something tangible and practical (Taurus) and money/loans/properties also speak to the full moon.  Some of us may realize while we are all in this global time out that we need to make real changes in our lives.   What was fine before Covid is not what we want going forward.  Mercury will help us figure out some ideas.

Neptune will provide some kind of unworldly component to the three -day phase.   Our psychic animal inside us may growl, bark and purr to get our attention.   Is it a dream that speaks to us?  Is it a feeling about ‘someone’ or a situation?   Is it just a random thought that triggers a deep emotion?     See if something speaks to you or just some weird random situation/comment activates something bigger.

One last thought—Saturn conjunct Pluto took places on January 12th.  That aspect is still unpacking itself (Covid-19 for example) in the world.  The full moon in Scorpio may have added information for us all since it is the sign associated with Pluto.   Watch the three days and see if there is a call back to January.

Pluto Stations Retrograde


Pluto Retrograde 


April 25, 2020  


11:54 am PDT 


24 Cap 59 


Pluto begins its annual retrograde and it will continue back until October 4 when it turns direct at 22 degrees Cap.   As explained in the new moon report, Pluto is in dialogue with Jupiter all year and will be heading back to connect for a second round with Jupiter on June 30 for a conjunction.    Things will be revealed that have been unseen since its first round on April 4.    Missteps in power will be revealed.  Corruption and deceit can be revealed.    Issues around power will present themselves.   When the outer planets make moves they speak to world events and global issues.    Watch the news in and around the April 25.  

On a personal level, we all have the 22 – 25 degrees of Capricorn somewhere in our chart.  This area will be up for us again to take a look at our own power issues.  Are we afraid of power?  How do we feel abused?  Or how do we abuse?   Consider what was going on for you between January and April 25th ?  Find the power of themes in your life.   What transformations do you need to make to access new power?  Jupiter is the bridge planet from personal to global.   While Pluto and Jupiter start to head together again (June 30) we will consider how how transformations build bridges to a new life.   Perhaps:  Bridging new employment?  New circles?  New health?  New practicalities?  By the time we get to the final Jupiter Pluto conjunction on November 13 we should have made some big changes.  After November Jupiter will not be on Pluto until 2033.   Make the most of these transformations this year. 


Libra Full Moon April 7, 7:34pm PDT


Libra Full Moon

April 7, 7:34pm PDT

18 Libra 43

With astrology, as in many things, nothing happens in a vacuum.  Today’s Libra Full moon is not just a fun little full moon landing on our shores ready to serve.  Instead it arrives about 8 hours after Mars exact square with Uranus.    Mars the fighter has met its match with Uranus the rebel.   Mars never met a fight it didn’t like and Uranus is such a cuckoo player that he is impossible to track, even if Mars thinks he’s got Uranus in his sights, Uranus will do something out of the blue.    These two warriors are generating an abruptness in the air that is very agitating.    And all of that in a pandemic.    Okie Dokey.

If there have been sparks of late and even today, we may benefit by tonight’s Libra Full Moon.   Libra ask the questions:

What is fair?

Where do I need negotiation?

What is balanced?

Where are you?  Where am I?  What’s the space in between?

Libra air sign can speak to getting ‘air’ from a person, a situation, an argument or a feeling.

Venus the ruling planet of Libra is well aspected with Saturn and Mars and we should come up with some solution that gives us the space we need to find balance.  It could be a conversation (Venus in Gemini) or a walk (Mars likes action) or it could be an online lecture/pod cast (Aquarius) that helps give us the ‘air’ to breathe through whatever is going on.     Poke around, find something to help or reach out to a friend.    Libra knows there needs to be something on the other side of ‘me’ to help us get through any bumps.

We continue to be in a bumpy period since Jupiter is still on top of Pluto stirring up our philosophies, judgement, opinions.  Some of us will consider if the big picture ideas that we hold need an evolution?   Our power (Pluto) is open for big (Jupiter)  practical changes.   For more information on where this evolution is focused, look to see where 24/25 degrees of Capricorn is in your chart.  That house is up for change.   If you don’t know your chart you probably already have a good feeling where your practical side is being challenged like a three-legged dog running a marathon.    This Jupiter/Pluto aspect will be with us most of the year and we will get new information at various times.  With this Libra full moon, ask how are you being informed by your significant relationship/partner(s) that there needs to be a change?     It starts with a thought and a conversation which is the domain of Venus in Gemini who is helpful during this full moon.

The full moon lasts until April 11 1:05am PDT

Aries New Moon — Survival

Aries New Moon launches March 24, 2020 2:28am PDT

This is an extraordinary time.   It is important for us to connect to our source and find guidance.  This is not just for the 29 day lunar month but this speaks also to the lunar year which launches with this New Moon.

Take time to connect deep, it lies within you.

You will find my article HERE.

And make a Treasure Map, it will tell you something about your needs.

Saturn in Aquarius. New Work – March 21



Saturn in Aquarius 


Written February 23, 2020 


March 21(8:58pm PDT):  Saturn enters Aquarius 


May 11 (2:58pm PDT):  Saturn retrograde (1 Aquarius 57)


July 1 (4:37 PDT):   Saturn re-enters Aquarius


Sept 28 (10:11pm PDT):   Saturn station direct  – 25 Capricorn 20


Dec 16 (9:04pm PST):  Saturn re-enters Aquarius 


Dec 21 (10:20am PST):  Jupiter conjunct Saturn at  0 Aquarius 29


As we have discussed in previous reports, Jupiter and Saturn will form a conjunction in December.  The conjunction is in Aquarius setting off a new cycle for the next two hundred years where the two planets will only connect in air signs.    Since 1802 until now all the Jupiter Saturn conjunctions have been in earth sign, except for one 1981.  These conjunctions speak to the world moving from an agrarian society to industrial.   Now we begin a fundamental shift in air matters.  We had preview of the air energy when the two planets conjunct in 1981 in Libra which arguably helped set off The Internet/Computers and new technology.   It is not ironic that the foreshadow of air sign conjunctions was in Libra the sign of relationships and now forty years later we are all in relationship with our phone?    We will be heading into this new world in December which will be both subtle and obvious and profound.  More will be revealed in the coming months but in the meantime, Saturn begins its own two-year journey in Aquarius on March 21.   The last time Saturn was in Aquarius was 1991 – 1993 and before that 1962-1964 and the time before that was 1931-1934.    Saturn which is the planet of rules and status quo is quite topsy turvy when it is in iconoclastic Aquarius.   Who is on top is subject to change.  And as we discussed new technology and humanity are Aquarius calling cards.  We should expect a new level of seriousness and work in both areas.     


Updated March 18, 2020 


I posted to some friends a week ago when we started to hear about ‘social distancing’ that it was perfect for Saturn in Aquarius.   Saturn is the planet of restrictions and Aquarius speaks to humanity and society.   I hope to god we do not have to spend the entire 2 ½ year in quarantine but I do know that our cyber connections will strengthen and be hard working for us during Saturn in Aquarius.  We will share skills with one another.  At the same time any weaknesses in community will also be revealed.   If there are any weaknesses in The Internet and technology we will see those problems and have to process our way  to solutions.    


Saturn has begun its long conversation (fight-square) with Uranus in Taurus and although we started to see manifestations of the tension when Saturn hit the last degrees of Capricorn we should anticipate more trouble when it moves into Aquarius.   Money and economy is all about this aspect and it has been rough.    There will be three squares in 2021 (Feb 14, June 14, Dec 24).   As we head through 2020 we will build to the square.  More money issues and stresses will be pronounced.   Taurus also speaks to our values.  Uranus will upset the apple cart so that we can find our values.  Saturn who likes everyone to stay in their lanes and uphold the status quo is not so -status quo-ish in Aquarius.   Saturn will, without a doubt take things away to help usuncover the answer to the question:  What are people’s values?      


In order to understand to the latest Saturn transit in Aquarius I have gone to timelines and pulled out some Aquarian/brilliant/ techy/community/humanity/ Work/Struggles/ Saturn-y facts.  You may want to search these years on your own as well but here are snippets: 


Saturn in was in Aquarius 1932-1935 – FDR  gave weekly ‘fireside’ chats via radio.   Radio of course being new technology.    Civilian Conservation Corps (how perfect Saturn) is authorized and provided work for three million men for nine years. Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. The world’s fair opens in Chicago celebrating a “Century of Progress” .   An engineer in Oklahoma discovers radio waves emanating from the Milky Way—Karl Janksy becomes the “Father of Radio”     


At the same time, Fascism, Nazism gains followers. 


In 1933 Hitler is elected chancellor.  He also announces a state sponsored “People’s Car” – Volkswagen.


Saturn was in Aquarius 1962-1964 


Gary Powers CIA pilot of a high tech spy plane that was shot down two years earlier is exchanged for a Soviet Spy.   


First Lady Jackie Kennedy gives a televised tour of the White House. 


Space race reaches a new bar when astronaut John Glen circles earth three times 


World’s Fair in Seattle, theme “Space Exploration”.


Three thousand troops quell riots allowing the first black student, James Meredith to enter the University of Mississippi.   


The Cuban Missle Crises begin in response to Soviet Union building offense missiles in Cuba.  


US, USSR & UK agree to limited nuclear test-ban on nuclear testing above ground. 


MLK gives his ‘I have a dream” speech at Lincoln Memorial.   


JFK is assassinated in Dallas TX. 


Beatles arrive in the USA bringing Beatlemania 


Saturn was in Aquarius 1991 – 1993 


Intel ships the first Pentium chips revolutionizing the processing of computers around the world. 


The phrase “Surfing the Internet” is popularized.  


World Trade Center is bombed by Islamic terrorists.  


Rodney King Trial Verdict sets off riots in Los Angeles and other major cities


January NAFTA goes into effect creating a trade zone between Canada, US and Mexico 


Leo Full Moon Feb 8


Leo Full Moon

Feb 8, 2020

11:33pm PST

20 Leo 00

Once a year we get a Leo full moon.    This is the full moon that reminds us of the power of our heart.   Our heart tells us where we need to go in order to fulfill our desires.   Even desires that are dormant can be found through the heart.    Leo is where we find creativity, talent, generosity and ability to shine.   We can love big through our Leo.  This is the full moon to get your heart pumping and the blood flowing.    Even the shy and timid can get their unfettered passion flowing.   Shyness and timidity get in the way of Leo full moon.

Of course, in order to have a full moon it means the Sun is opposite the moon and also has an influence.  The Sun in Aquarius asks the Leo full moon to take all of his /her god given talent and use it to help others.   Aquarius tells Leo, “Find your weird creativity and I will celebrate you and together we’ll go do something good.”    This sounds like a great plan and thus the photo of Bob Ross for inspiration.  But the conundrum is Leo can be lazy like the Lion in the jungle, it will wish to be honored and cherished but maybe not put itself out there with others especially if it is nursing some old wound.   Aquarius’ is telling Leo, ‘Enough with the wound – get out there, help some people.”    By the way, how perfect that the Oscars will be taking place during the Leo full moon.   Prepare for some fun and weird moments.

The chart for this full moon has a trine with Mars which brings energy to the three- day full phase.   If you have a project that you put off to the side until you have more focus and energy, this is the three- day cycle to tackle it.  You will give yourself a victory lap of pride (good Leo word) when you complete it.

Neptune is also an influence in the chart with a small aspect to the sun (sem-sextile) and to the moon (inconjunct).   The three-day phase could be sensitive with moments of fuzziness or unworldliness.  Neptune reinforces the theme of helping humanity, strong waves of compassion can pop up.   There could also be some deceit so make sure before you jump in that all the facts are straight.

It is for the most part a lovely Leo full moon.  Have fun, find joy, seek play and shine good on others.