Wishes and Circumstance
In the final quadrant of the astrological wheel, where all the collective outer planets are now transiting, the lessons of living come to completion. As the human creature crosses Capricorn, s*he tries everything possible to make order and exercise direction over existence. In Aquarius, the order is broken and the native learns that one cannot determine the whole sequence of events. In Pisces, s*he no longer wants to control and surrender to circumstance brings the ultimate attainment of wisdom. Unity results as the native returns to the beginning.
This sequence is now in the forefront and for many years, specifically the struggle between Saturnine constructs and Uranian liberation, will be shaping the collective story as well as the personal. Many Aquarians find themselves daunted by the freedom their sign offers and actually cling to dictation, especially with Saturn in Aquarius or the 11th, where prediction, calculation, and a tight grip on consistent reality can be excessive. Eventually it blows. The struggle for years to come is attempting to realign established structures and bring about a new order, possibly to completely dissolve in Pisces, but who cares then? It does what it does since the entire universe is in on the action. Homo sapiens are bit players, although architects of their individual lives in theory, even if the firm has some rather elusive partners.
Politically, the primaries, the campaign, and the election, all went in orderly fashion seemingly under control with the first Saturn-Uranus opposition. The outcome was simple to predict and the people had their way with an easy victory. Now come two more oppositions until Uranus goes into Aries, and then another one at that time when Saturn enters Libra, something I dare not calculate in any way. Will circumstance go according to plan? Or is lack of power the prerequisite to the genuine change so often talked about? How much are people willing to go into the unknown of uncontrolled circumstance in order to gain this bigger victory and have their wishes for a better society fulfilled? Time will tell. At least we can count on Saturn to keep that under control.
On the way, come spring, Jupiter joins Chiron and Neptune in a prolonged transit since the two planets will be going retrograde at the same time and slowing down considerably. If ever there was a configuration promising wish-fulfillment, this is it, since it occurs in Aquarius. It can, however, inflate delusions with equal enthusiasm, and the fire of joy can be drowned in Neptunian despair. Preparation, perhaps, can influence the outcome assuming there's a little control for the moment.
The current Venus-Neptune conjunction might be a prelude. The aspect is trine US Mars while Saturn is square for awhile turning retrograde, and making a close quincunx to Neptune.
The ideal is to open up and let it come gracefully, gasses and alluring vapors bringing spiritual touches with healing and education via Chiron. Jupiter governs relationship with the outer cosmos, Neptune the more amorphous inner world of faith. "I believe" are the keywords for Pisces. You have to, really, after the loss of boundary and familiar reality. Immediately following, the North Node leaves Aquarius for Capricorn and the see-saw swings back to control and the continuing dialog between Saturn and Uranus.
The coming conjunction occurs close to the USA moon and triggers her trine to Mars -- at best, an application of the airy love of humanity, a blurring of the blade. In realtime, action unknown. The country's Aquarian Moon will be getting a lot of attention for awhile and after Aquarius, Neptune comes home to Pisces for fourteen years trining the four US Cancer planets.
While the universe sorts itself out, trying to uncontrol circumstance and continue dreaming, this rich conjunction occurs in everyone's chart, and now is a perfect time to give yourself the benefit of the doubt. The lessons of events beyond control are among the most meaningful and the human ability to wish is there for good reason too.