January 23 2020 astrology grand sextile

Back in ancient Mesopotamia, solar eclipses were regarded as bad omens for leaders, and still are to some degree. Because apparently all it takes to avoid a cosmically ordained destiny is a little sleight-of-hand trickery. A mistaken identities scenario fit for a disappointing local county pantomime is apparently enough to offset the very will of the gods.

A little razzle-dazzle tap-dance showstopper with jazz hands will distract even the mightiest cosmic order, apparently. In any case, maybe this is dumb, but instead of letting yourself be the subject of this transit, you could intentionally choose something else to become the subject of the transit. How does one act like Saturn? Saturn weighs, scrutinizes, criticizes, and bears down wherever it goes. Now this might be an exercise in futility. Killing a cockroach to be a stand-in for your own transits portending your own death will likely not stop you from dying, if that is your fate at that time.

But free will is an extremely convincing illusion, so illude away! At least this way you get to pick your poison. You could think of this in terms of the house Saturn and Pluto are passing through in your chart.

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Maybe this means paring down your style to be more functional, simple, ascetic, age-appropriate. Maybe this means giving up on covering up the bald spots and embracing a fully shaven head. Maybe this means giving up on coloring your hair and embracing your destiny as a silver fox or silver vixen, or a white fox or a white vixen. With Pluto in the mix however, it might be something more extreme than just a makeover, something which reflects a dramatic internal transformation as well as an external one at this time. Weigh how much value it really has to you. Make some of your money back through a yard sale, or put some things on the Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist or ebay.

For extra Saturn points though, you could donate it to Goodwill or think of other people in your life who could use it, and give it away freely. With Pluto in the mix however, there is something especially traumatic or cathartic about the process of going through your old possessions.

In a house associated with everything quick, mobile and fleeting, Saturn and Pluto could slow things down to a grinding halt. Maybe this is a time when your typical mode of transportation is out of commission, or your local area is being dug up and renovated, and you have to find new ways around to get where you want to go, or a new commute becomes a long arduous bore. With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially profound or rotten about this area of your life at this time.

This can also be a time when your relationships with neighbors, siblings, cousins or close friends can become icy. Maybe this means setting down some roots to establish your home base of operations. This could mean moving back to take on the responsibility of caring for elderly or unwell family members.

With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially traumatic or cathartic about this area of your life at this time. If you have no plans to move, maybe evaluate how secure your home is and consider an emergency preparedness plan. Stock up on supplies, just in case. Maybe sacrifice the security of familial help or the comfort of having your own place far away from them, and embrace the responsibility of being part of a family. In the context of children, it could mean embracing your responsibilities to them rather than indulging them, even if they reject you.

It could also mean accepting that there are limits to how much you can control them. With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially profound and transformative about this area of your life at this time. This could be a time when you are feeling imprisoned more than usual by your daily routine, your work, maintenance and duties, weighing the worth of it all. This could also be a time of facing significant health issues, especially after a period of neglect.

Instead of just letting this all happen to you, make this Saturn-Pluto transit mean the moment you turn this ship around. Embrace the grunt work, make a plan to get out of it, prioritize accomplishing your most important duties, especially those surrounding your health. Sacrifice comfort, feel the burn. With Pluto in the mix, the stakes may be especially high in this area of your life at this time. This could perhaps be a time when you feel cloistered and trapped by a relationship, when you reach the limits of your patience and decide to establish boundaries to protect yourself.

As unromantic as it is, you may have to harshly judge the worth of your relationship. If it continues, it will be stronger for having been tested. If you are currently single, relationships may arise in which there may be some utilitarian advantage for one of the parties, alongside affection and companionship. There could also be the possibility for manipulation and coercion through unbalanced power dynamics.

With Pluto in the mix, there may be something especially poisonous or profound in this area of your life at this time. You may have to sacrifice detrimental habits and behaviors in order to formalize or improve a relationship, or sacrifice the comfort of having a partner. This may be a time when you are vulnerable to participating in a crime or an underhanded approach to achieving something. Perhaps the sacrifice you could make in this case is to forgive a debt owed to you. Perhaps reflect on those who have passed on in your life and consider what they would have wanted you to do in their memory, or what they would have wanted for you.

Honor their wishes in some way. With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially spooky and profound episode in your life at this time. Whatever you sacrifice should be something that hurts a bit to give. This could mean embracing the criticism of your ideas and your works, or acknowledging the limits of your ideas and working them back up from the ground again, or going back to school or taking courses to build up an area of deficiency.

With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially profound and humbling area of your life in this time. This can be a time of great advancement but also perilous at such a great height. You may find yourself in morally compromised situations involving coercion and manipulation. There may be great fear and trepidation in dealing with bosses and authorities.

With Pluto in the mix, this may be an especially precarious and profound area of your life in this time. Maybe you have to sacrifice a short-term advancement or gains for the sake of long term goals, in weighing what you really want to do with your life. This may mean you have to give up having certain people as friends or colleagues, either because they are no longer of real use or benefit to you, or because you have to stand up for a less popular colleague for an important reason which causes you disfavor with others.

You may have to choose who your real friends are, who your real allies are. You may have to give up awards and accolades which are not due to you and give credit where you know it is properly deserved. With Pluto in the mix, there is something especially trying and profound in this area of your life in this time. Maybe you could sacrifice the spotlight and give a boost to those you consider deserving and are little known, try using your own power and platform to raise up others. You may find yourself in quiet, isolated places, by your own volition or not. Never to say what they did was okay, but to not bother yourself anymore with them.

Insulate yourself from these less pleasant characters in your existence. This may be as simple as walking away from an argument on social media, letting someone get the last word in, pulling off the road and counting to Maybe you can sacrifice the addictive burden of holding a grudge. While you roll your eyes, let me explain what I mean. Surviving life is one thing, but living life is quite another.

Spoiler alert: no one survives this place. No one gets out of here alive. Death will come to us all someday. However, as much as death is inevitable, so is the life that precedes it. So to some degree, to whatever extent is possible, you still have to carry on with your life despite the horror show. There will still be jokes to laugh at and problems to solve, beauty to witness and create, things to fight for and believe in, joys and victories to be won, new discoveries to be made and new dreams to be had.

You have to because these are as inevitable as the things we fear and dread. They never completely go away, but life goes on in all its ugliness and splendor. Fear can be reasonable, but it can never be a sole guiding principle. Best of luck. This is excellent work, Patrick. Many thanks!

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I hope it will attract clientele for you, to whom you can offer real help. Leo rising and working on 6th house issues — diet and exercise, finding work, giving up cigs. Starting now. Not waiting for January. Actually looking forward to it. The limitations and dark side of our belief systems. Including astrology. I love coming across a professional who will be the first to admit that neither him nor his discipline have all the answers. I experienced this when I came down with a mysterious illness during a Neptune, Pluto, Uranus transit.

And the chief pain specialist I went to said to me. Western medicine knows relatively very little actually. And the best advice I can give you is to see whether Eastern traditional medicine can give you the relief you need. I wished more astrologers were like that doctor. Astrology is as much an art as it is a science. And like all bodies of knowledge subjective. And affected by the environment and the culture in which it is practiced.

So by all means check out your zodiac. And to also include other modalities like human design, the tarot and plant based medicine if you really want to get the big picture. Otherwise with astrology you will only be getting at best less than half the answer. I think this is what Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn is trying to get through to us. Know your limitations.

Have the courage to look into the shadows of your own belief systems. Including the stories you tell yourself about who you really are. And what it is you are doing exactly. Astrology like everything has its blind spots and it would be nice to hear more astrologers investigate and talk about what those were. Which can only be done by stepping outside astrology. Seeing it from a distance. And putting it into a broader political, cultural and anthropological context.

Yes, I agree with this quest for analysis of our belief structures and how they inform and create our societies.

For instance, I wonder what our world would now look like if we had collectively chosen in the Anglo-American postwar era to politically employ the dark duality of Pisces as a vehicle of engaged empathy in the suffering of others, rather than indulge in using the knowledge of the vulnerabilities of others in a dirty destructive material progressivist war set within a winner v loser paradigm: the latter abuse of human power simply transforming the entire world into a virtual degrading prison for all of us.

Excellent comment! All these modalities afford an exercise in exploring the manner in which we frame our perceptions — how we nuance the context of our lives. I really enjoyed this particular article — another colour on the palette with which I may bring vibrancy or contrast to the composition of my consciousness. He tries to explain cosmic verities through the lens of astrology, which is tough to do. And, he manages to give each person reading a little bit of homework to do, and make a positive effort on their own behalf.

Nice going. Great article! I liked how you came up with examples you worked on your own. Most astrologers online just search a celebrity database and put a meaningless list o names. The doomish and the sugarcoating analysis are not astrology.

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I woke up today feeling that I am completely lost in life, and that everything I am doing is pointless. Your article helped me to recall the connections to other years of my life. Well, I did finish college and some grad school degrees since then.. But still, your article reminded me about all my planets in libra… yeah wannabe astrologers like me are like that, they always forget to check squares, always focused on conjunctions and oppositions….

But if I may say something personal, I have all outers conjunct to inners, except sun and moon conjunct in scorpio, and in my life, somehow, all outers are totally personal! My natal venus is in 4 Libra, conjunct pluto in 3 Libra. Thank you very much Patrick. And I can now seriously freak out. Joking aside, I have Jupiter in Cancer at 24 degrees so it will be…. Take care x. In all honesty… I have this aspect in the septile, even though it is not in the conjunction.

I feel the effects. Understanding my asc. The first thing that I was struggling with is transportation. Whereas I lost my car in an accident. Yet, money for my insurance money to replace my car.

I also have Saturn in Capricorn. I also have Pluto with Scorpio. There is this strain to get people to work with you that is driving me crazy. Something I have no control over. Jupiter rules laws, philosophy, and wisdom, so when this planet is retrograde take a moment to pause and reflect upon how those themes affect your life. April 19 — Full Moon in Libra : Conclude a cycle by re-organizing your closet a the moon transits in Libra, the sign of balance. Donate old winter clothes or put them into storage, or do a spell to attract new love with Libra power, which is the sign of relationships.

April 20 — Taurus Season Begins : Depending on your time zone it may be the 19th, but it's no coincidence that this day is also a friendly holiday. Taureans love all things luxury, and that includes indulging in cannabis , possibly in a park with a well-curated picnic. May 4 — New Moon in Taurus : Act like a cuddly cow Taurus is represented by the bull and stay in for a lavish new moon bath by soaking in salts to cleanse and replenish as we celebrate new beginnings with a new moon in the sign of opulent Taurus.

May 18 — Full Moon in Scorpio : There is only one way to spend a full moon in Scorpio, the sign of sex and death, and that is by furiously masturbating under the light of the new moon or getting your kink on with a partner. May 21— Gemini Season Begins : Geminis, like Scorpios, may have a bad reputation I blame Donald Trump but actually are one of the most delightful signs. They're the life of the party, and as the sign of the twins, they can make great romantic partners because they're in search of their other half.

June 3 — New Moon in Gemini : Go out on this dark summer night to a party or local bar and kick off the new lunar cycle Gemini-style by getting your flirt on.

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Wear something sheer and flowy as the new moon transits through Gemini. What the two signs have in common is that they both know how to capture a crowd. Let June be a month of heading to parties and soaking up attention. Full moons are infamous for bringing out our animal nature, so lean into that impulse — but this time, wear sequins so the moonlight can bounce off you like a disco ball as it occupies the energy of Sagittarius. June 18 — Saturn Sextile Neptune : This is the second time this transit occurs in , with a third one approaching in November in a celestial occurrence that hasn't happened since What aspects of your life were you focused on that far back?

Reflect and make any connections for your personal journey, and as mentioned in your horoscope beware of overindulging during this transit.

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June 21 — Cancer Season Begins : Cancer, represented by the crab , loves its shell, which means the home is very important to them. Enjoy a cuddly night at home with your own family friends, partners, and pets count to kick off this season and rest from so much partying. June 21 — Summer Solstice : The first day of Cancer season is also the summer solstice. Just because you're staying inside doesn't mean you can't let the sunlight in.

Celebrate with a BBQ and invite anyone your nearest and dearest. July 2 — New Moon in Cancer : Embrace the fresh start of a dark sky, new moon, and new lunar cycle by gathering inside with your coven. This doesn't need to be an "official" coven; friends and family count , but whatever makes you feel at home and loved with a new moon in Cancer. As mentioned before, eclipses are emotional times often full of surprises, so it's safest to stay in with people you trust and lay low. July 7 — Mercury Retrograde : Don't panic; just triple-check all emails and hold off on signing any important paperwork if you can.

July 22 — Leo Season Begins : Leo, the magnificent lion of the zodiac , loves attention. Put on an outfit you love and head to a party, your favorite club, or anywhere that makes you feel confident and alive. July 31 — New Moon in Leo : As new moons are beginnings, use this night to reflect or perform some candle magick if you hope to see some advancement in your career.

August 11— Jupiter Goes Direct : Reflect on what wisdom you've learned throughout the year, and since Jupiter went retrograde in April, and put such learnings to use. This is a powerful time to perform magick with the intention of helping a marginalized community or going to a local meet-up to become involved in an important cause to you. Even though Aquarius season takes place around the start of the new year, when the moon is in this sign, it's an excellent time to harness such energy.

August 23 — Virgo Season Begins : Celebrate the start of Virgo season by planning your fall calendar and getting organized. Virgos are also sensitive and care deeply about those they love even if they can come off as harsh , so check in on those you really care about, including yourself. August 30 — New Moon in Virgo : Clear up clutter and start fresh by tossing out anything that may be harboring bad energy, such as exes' belongings.

September 14 — Full Moon in Pisces : Harness the power of the full moon in this creative sign Pisces by drawing a bath. As you cleanse yourself, try to shed any form of writer's block or fear that may be holding you back from creating art, whatever that means to you. September 23 — Libra Season Begins : Libras are the sign of balance and relationships although they're also great flirts, even when partnered so celebrate Libra season by going out and ethically getting your flirt on, either with new people or your current partner.

September 23 — Autumn Equinox : The leaves may be falling and cold nights are on their way, but there's nothing to fear, as with death comes rebirth. Throw a dinner party with friends and remind yourself that even as the season changes, you can rely on yourself. September 28 — New Moon in Libra : Now is the time to roll your sleeves up and get to work on those creative projects you reflected on during the full moon.

October 13 — Full Moon in Aries : Soak in the magickal light of the full moon like a strong Aries, as the full moon transits through this sign, and cast a spell or intention to manifest more abundance in your professional and financial realms. October 23 — Scorpio Season Begins : Scorpio is the sign of sex and rebirth , and it's no coincidence that this spooky and mysterious sign has their time during the period in which we celebrate such holidays as Halloween.

It's the perfect time of year to embrace your sexuality and reflect on your shadow side. Sometimes, the things that are holding you back can be transformed into superpowers. October 27 — New Moon in Scorpio : Stay in and masturbate, and imagine a goal of yours coming to fruition as you orgasm. That's sex magick, and Scorpio season is ideal for it. October 31 — Mercury Retrograde : On Halloween , when you're likely to be out and partying, please double check that you're sexting the right person.

Mercury also goes retrograde on this night, and this cosmic event has a habit of messing with digital communication. November 8 — Saturn Sextile Neptune : In this final transit of the year, again, remember to practice moderation as this transit can encourage a little too much debauchery.

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November 12 — Full Moon in Taurus : Luxuriate in the Taurus full moon by hitting the town for a night out with friends, but don't be surprised if things get a little wild. November 20 — Mercury Goes Direct : Still always double-check who you're consensually sexting , but breathe easier now that the planet of communication is moving in the right direction again. November 22 — Sagitarrius Season Begins: It's time to enter the holiday season with the boldness of a centaur as strong, intelligent, and travel-hungry Sagitarrius is here.

November 26 — New Moon in Sagittarius : During this time of year we celebrate what we're grateful for, so reflect on that during the new moon in Sagittarius. This sign loves to be the life of the party, which can definitely be wonderful but is best balanced when those who know you best are there to help ground you. December 2 — Jupiter leaves Sagittarius : Jupiter leaves Saggitarius, where it has been stationed since November 8, The planet's month-long run in adventurous, life of the party Saggitarius ends as the planet leaves Sagittarius and enters business-minded Capricorn, where it will stay from December 3 to December 18 of December 12 — Full Moon in Gemini : Embrace the power of the twins, as the moon harnesses their power, with a full moon meditation of self-love and acceptance.

December 21 — Capricorn Season Begins : Capricorn is probably the hardest working and most business-oriented signs of the Zodiac, but that doesn't mean they're no fun after all, David Bowie is a Capricorn. Write down your career goals to kick off Capricorn season. December 21 — Winter Solstice : The winter solstice should be spent with those who love and appreciate you, who you can joyfully reflect back on the year with.

Of all the astrological events, remind yourself that it's okay to celebrate this one in whichever way is best for you. December 26 — New Moon in Capricorn : Meditate in the quiet darkness of the new moon on all you hope to accomplish.