We say that the planet Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn. For the next 2 years, Saturn is moving through the sign of Scorpio, which is Pluto's domain. We could say Saturn has moved into Pluto's house while Pluto went to stay in Saturn's home. This makes them more compatible than usual, because Saturn's structures usually don't like the demand for change that Pluto brings in. But working together, they can uncover the old emotional patterns that keep our society locked into a dying violent, patriarchal paradigm that doesn't fit our needs anymore. This energy makes us face the question of power. What we might discover is that the real issue isn't about having power; it's about how we use power. Our leaders are not using their power well. But then again, how do we use our power? For we all have power, to one degree or another. This potent Saturn/Pluto sextile can help us clean up the dead end complexes that have ruled our world and our personal lives for way too long. But we need to add one more element to make sure we do it.
That would be were Jupiter comes in. Yes, Jupiter who is trying to work things out with his wife Juno. Jupiter, who is retrograding backwards in Gemini--sort of like a wizard going in search of a book in an ancient and immense library. He's looking for the old prescription for equal partnership between man and woman, left and right brain, light and dark. Now along comes Pluto and Saturn working together to evolve our society and they focus in on Jupiter, asking for clarity about how to think about this big change and evolution that we find ourselves in. Because if we can visualize it and name it, we can create it!
At that moment, these three planets create a YOD, a sword in the stone, the finger of God. A Yod is an energy pattern that must mature and wait for the right time to be used, dealing with frustration and making adjustments until we are light on our feet and ready for anything. The Yod's sword is the energetic equivalent to ancient swords like Excalibur which were used to defend the Land and the People. But we have to remember that these swords often carried a curse and were dangerous to the welder as well. The blade of the Mind can defend or destroy. So if you are called, and if you have the courage, pull this blade from the stone! You might just be one of the leaders we are looking for, a leader of integrity and honor.
The other big planetary energy affecting this new Moon is Uranus in Aries aligned with the asteroid Pallas. As I've mentioned many times, Uranus in Aries is asking us to find our "big story' our archetypal identity that carries our destiny. Pallas Athena represents the creative intelligence that can serve us, especially in times of need. In Aries, her sudden inspirations can initiate new projects and bold innovations. With Uranus, Pallas opens us to a visionary and humanitarian view of the world. With Mars in Uranus' sign of Aquarius and Uranus in Mars' sign of Aries, the impulse is strong to take up our destiny and change our world.
The Divine Feminine is awake in the world, bringing her gift of Wisdom, if we will only open our hearts to hear her. Value your feelings and use your mind to understand what they're telling you. Open to your intuitions, because that's the part of you that sees the whole rather than just the parts.
This is the New Moon to set down your goals for the year. These goals need discipline and commitment, but also love and inspiration. It's the balance that will make the difference.