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ARTICLE #1: The upcoming influence of
the Full Sagittarius Moon/Lunar Eclipse
ARTICLE #2: The current influence of
the transiting North Node in Cancer
ARTICLE #3: The current influence of
transiting Venus in Retrograde Motion in Gemini
ARTICLE #4: The current influence of
transiting Mars in Pisces
ARTICLE #5: The current influence of
transiting Jupiter in Retrograde Motion in Capricorn
ARTICLE #6: The current influence of
transiting Saturn in Retrograde Motion
in Aquarius & Capricorn
ARTICLE #7: The current influence of
transiting Amycus conjunct
transiting 2001-BL41 in Capricorn
ARTICLE #8: The current influence of
transiting Uranus conjunct
transiting 1996-TR66 in Taurus
ARTICLE #9: The current influence of
transiting Pluto, transiting Hylonome,
transiting Amycus, transiting Chariklo &
transiting 2001-KF77
all in Retrograde Motion in Capricorn

ARTICLE #1

Mars in Pisces trines1 2001-SQ73% in Cancer, while Mercury in Cancer not only squares2 Chiron@ in Aries but also trines1 2002-CR46# in Scorpio trines1 Ceres< conjunct3 Okyrhoe> in Pisces, as Hylonome! in Capricorn sextiles4 Mars in Pisces sextiles4 2002-PN34<< conjunct3 1998-SM165>> in Taurus, while 2000-QB243(a) in Aries sextiles4 Retrograde5 Venus conjunct3 Bienor(b) in Gemini sextiles4 2003-WL7(c) in Leo sextiles4 Elatus(d) in Libra sextiles4 Huya(e) in Sagittarius, as Mars in Pisces squares2 the Full Sagittarius Moon/Lunar Eclipse on June 5, 2020.

The political philosophy of the United States of America has changed during 2020, the last year previous to the commencement of the next twenty-year Jupiter-Saturn cycle commencing when Jupiter conjuncts4 Saturn at 0 degrees Aquarius commencing December 21, 2020 – and not only because the U.S.A. lies in the shadow of its upcoming Pluto Return on February 21, 2022, July 11, 2022 and December 28, 2022. Indeed, the political philosophy of the U.S.A. has changed because the political philosophy of the entire world, as well as the political philosophy of most nations within it, emphasize the primacy of the good of the collective – strictly because of the coronavirus pandemic. This is true even to the extent that the American federal government underwritten by the capitalist banking system of the U.S.A., in an unprecedented decision, put together a legislative package of $2 trillion to pay almost all Americans . . . something.

Whether this change to the political philosophy of the U.S.A. from individualism to collectivism is broad, deep & permanent depends in very large part to the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic. After all, no matter when U.S. President Donald Trump, relying upon the guidance of the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Tony Fauci, opens up the private sector workplace, medical experts the world over will be anticipating a resurgence of the coronavirus pandemic when cold weather returns later in 2020. In the meantime, it is not only a political issue but in fact a legal & legislative issue to determine how much freedom to allow right now in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, as many frustrated citizens begin to complain extremely vocally, “What happened to my individual civil liberties? What happened to my small business? Why am I not allowed to pursue life & death like any other animal in the jungle?”  

ARIES – Your ability to do whatever you want will be extremely limited both now under the current influence of Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon and later this year, at the very least. Both you, in your private life, and members of both Congress & the Senate, will be discussing how to protect the freedom that you had heretofore enjoyed before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But get one thing straight from the jump: Your personal freedoms will be nobody’s foremost problems except for your own. Negotiate like an adult – or be branded a child.  

TAURUS – As long as you & yours are in good health, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon signify that your primary, or, in fact, solitary concern, is emerging from the recent or current coronavirus quarantine in stronger financial shape than when you entered it. Taurus the Bull adores its luxuries but can nevertheless forestall them to get out of debt & to accumulate profit. Formulate your fixed financial strategy & follow it – then be ready to fall into lock step as dictated by the power brokers orchestrating the direction of the current zeitgeist.  

GEMINI – Small business owners: Don’t seethe in heart attack rage at how the manifest will of God eviscerated your financial surplus or shoved you into a veritable swamp of debt. Screw it – Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon smirk & wink, “Know when to hold them & know when to fold them.” If you haven’t noticed, everybody is now frying bigger fish. Cut losses & save what capital you can for a comeback down the road. Don’t be a petty feudal lord in the face of an impersonal zombie apocalypse.  

CANCER – Delegate to & from Scorpio. You have enough to keep you busy. Indeed, whatever your individual scenario during the coronavirus quarantine, you found meaningful ways to fight off the boredom & inertia – and, if you worked in healthcare or government, you found ways to give yourself selflessly to the greater good. Therefore, to all the people who complain about the restrictions of their freedoms while a percentage of the world’s population dies, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon give you this message to all the complainers, “Try to help somebody besides yourself – and, please, just grow up.”  

LEO – Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon denote that current accumulated frustrations & pent-up desires inclines you towards thrill-seeking. If so, save your energy for when you see a burning building – then run into it to save peoples’ lives. Emphasize fearlessness in the service of bravery rather than pure recklessness.  

VIRGO – Confer with a local community leader about supervising a volunteer workgroup to do some well-defined civil service for the city. There is too much disorganized energy amongst many idle people in the community. If community leaders can provide a direction, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon say that you can provide the organization.  

LIBRA – Lawyers: Somebody has to represent a disgruntled individual livid at the restriction of their civil liberties during the coronavirus pandemic. Moreover, whether you choose to represent or to sue that rabid “freedom fighter,” Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon suggest that you will know about a facet of law which will dominate a certain percentage of discourse over the next two to three years.  

SCORPIO – Align tightly with Cancer. There are so many people who need your help – particularly if you work in healthcare. As far as you are concerned, those now complaining about their individual lack of freedoms are minor leaguers. Even so, and especially because you have the ability to communicate what you really think, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon advise you to keep your opinions strictly to yourself. No public displays of righteous rage!  

SAGITTARIUS – The eponymous protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s Arrowsmith, Dr. Martin Arrowsmith, is a genius chemist & doctor with a profligate sexuality, a penchant for dangerous physical risk & the ability to create a vaccine that can stem the onset of an active modern pandemic. If you do have the intellectual & physical gifts to do extreme good for a voluminous number of people, then the world & history will only judge you if you fail to do that extreme good when it is necessary. Therefore, given your contribution to that greater good, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon observe that, whatever else you choose to do, you, like Dr. Arrowsmith, make a rather colorful character.  

CAPRICORN – Taking complete care of the financial & medical needs of the body politic completely undermines the accumulation & consolidation of money which is the bedrock of capitalism. Even so, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon demand that you offer no resistance. The coronavirus validates the temporary establishment of a socialist state. This too shall pass, Saint J.P. Morgan!  

AQUARIUS – Writers: Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon present you with multiple scenarios about moral ambiguities & situational ethics. Read or reread novels about similar philosophical quandaries, such as Stendahl’s The Red and the Black or Robert Stone’s A Flag for Sunrise. Commence a series of short stories or a truly dark novel.  

PISCES – You are physically & personally vulnerable but are committed to the greater good. Indeed, Mars, 2001-SQ73, Mercury, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Retrograde Venus, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya & the Full Sagittarius Moon state that you are deeply moved by the seemingly endless opportunities for you to contribute to so many peoples’ lives as provided by the providence of God. However, don’t give everything you have in the process. Give some of that care & healing energy back to yourself.  

% 2001-SQ73 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on September 19, 2001. The orbit of 2001-SQ73 crosses over the orbit of Uranus. For information on how to interpret 2001-SQ73, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

@ Chiron, named after the wounded centaur who sacrificed his immortality in return for the liberation of Prometheus (he who stole fire from the gods!) was the first centaur planet discovered back in 1977. Chiron, described as "the wounded healer" by Zane Stein & Barbara Hand Clow, bridges the gap between Saturn & Uranus, exhorting us to teach that which we most need to learn.  

# 2002-CR46, officially named “Typhon”, is a transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on February 2, 2002. The orbit of 2002-CR46 traverses between the orbit of Uranus out past the orbit of Pluto.  

< Ceres, the largest asteroid & the first to be discovered in 1801, is named for the goddess of agriculture whose daughter Persephone suffered forcible & eternal abduction by Pluto, lord of the underworld. As such, Ceres rules not only the Cancerian emotion of empathy & the maternal functions of nurturing, but also the production & distribution of food through agriculture & labor -- as well as the halting of such production & distribution through organized strikes of labor.  

> Okyrhoe, a centaur planet that traverses between the orbits of Jupiter & Saturn, was discovered in September 1998 & named in June 2003. Okyrhoe (meaning “rapid flow”), the daughter of Chiron & Chariklo, had offended the Fates by using her gift of prophesy. Okyrhoe transformed into a mare and was given the new name Hippe. For information on how to interpret Okyrhoe, formerly 1998-SG35, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

! Hylonome, named after the wife of centaur Cyllarus, with whom she died during the Centaurs' battle with the Lapiths, was discovered in February 1995 & named during the year 2000. Hylonome bridges the gap in consciousness between Uranus & Neptune, forcing us to draw unexpected links between "accident" & "devotion" much more rapidly than is either wise or comfortable.

<< 2002-PN34 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on August 6, 2002. The orbit of 2002-PN34 traverses from within the orbit of Uranus out past the orbit of Pluto. For information on how to interpret 2002-PN34, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

>> 1998-SM165 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on September 16, 1998.  

(a) 2000-QB243 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on August 25, 2000. The orbit of 2000-QB243 traverses from within the orbit of Uranus out past the orbit of Pluto.  

(b) Bienor, a centaur planet that traverses from just outside the orbit of Saturn just across the orbit of Uranus, was discovered in August 2000 & named in January 2004. Theseus, fighting for the Lapiths against the Centaurs to avenge the honor of Pirithous's bride Hippodamia, killed Bienor by jumping on his back, pulling his hair, and smashing his mouth while it spouted violent threats. For information on how to interpret Bienor, formerly 2000-QC243, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

(c) 2003-WL7 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on November 16, 2003. The orbit of 2003-WL7 crosses over the orbit of Uranus.  

(d) Elatus, a centaur planet that traverses the orbits of Saturn & Uranus, was discovered in October 1999 & named in June 2003. Elatus, along with Chiron, was injured by the same poisoned arrow of Hercules when an entire tribe of centaurs attacked Hercules for drinking the communal wine of the tribe while the centaur Pholus cooked & served Hercules dinner. For information on how to interpret Elatus, formerly 1999-UG5, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

(e) Huya is a transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on March 10, 2000. Huya is the rain god of the Wayuu Indians of Venezuela & Colombia.  

The best source in print for how to interpret Chiron, Ceres and many other minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Asteroid Goddess, written by Demetra George and published by
ACS Publications of San Diego, California.  

A great source online for how to interpret Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, Bienor, Elatus, Huya and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm  

Read seminal astrological analysis on Chiron, 2002-CR46, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, Elatus and other named & unnamed minor planets, asteroids, centaurs, transneptunians, plutinos and damacloids on
Juan Antonio Revilla’s website “Astrology of the New Centaurs” at
http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/index.html

The only source online for how to interpret 2001-SQ73, 2002-PN34 and many other unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Chiron, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, Bienor, Elatus and all named centaurs, is
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs”
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml

A great resource for ephemeris data on 2001-SQ73, Chiron, 2002-CR46, Ceres, Okyrhoe, Hylonome, 2002-PN34, 1998-SM165, 2000-QB243, Bienor, 2003-WL7, Elatus, Huya and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

1 A Trine is a harmonious aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like element (elements being Fire, Earth, Air & Water).  

2 A Square is a disharmonious 90 degree aspect between or amongst planets transiting signs of like modality (modalities being Cardinal – Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn; Fixed – Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius; & Mutable – Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces).  

3 A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.  

4 A Sextile is a harmonious yet primarily mental & social aspect between either Fire & Air signs (Fire being Aries, Leo, Sagittarius;  & Air being Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) or Earth & Water signs (Earth being Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn; & Water being Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces).  

5 Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.  

ARTICLE #2

The North Node$ transits Cancer from November 16, 2018 to June 4, 2020. Currency trader Eric Packer, the protagonist of Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis, considers himself the smartest man in the room – any room. Packer became a billionaire executing the exact same risky transactions as he did through the course of DeLillo’s novel, during which he loses hundreds of millions of dollars in one day betting that the Japanese Yen would plummet in value – by demonstrating ironclad conviction in dangerously leveraged counterintuitive gambles. Such strategic vigor colors Packer’s basic personality. When Packer visits one of his many paramours, Didi Fancher, Didi informs him of the upcoming availability of a prime period Mark Rothko painting, “It will remind you that you’re alive.” Didi, instead of feeling fulfilled by the appropriate concomitant gratitude that she expects Packer to provide, becomes horrified when Packer asserts that he wants to buy the fourteen paintings within, and, the Rothko Chapel of Houston, Texas, “In my apartment. There’s sufficient space. I’ll make more space.” Packer’s flippancy towards the perpetually despondent & neurotic Rothko, which Rothko himself would undoubtedly revile, illustrates how Packer’s narcissistic acquisitions inject him with an adrenaline rush based upon his adolescent penchant for destruction.  It falls under the same paradigm of Chrimatistikós, the Greek word for “moneymaking,” as per his Chief of Theory, Vija Kinski. “You paid the money for the number itself,” Kinski interprets. “This is what you bought. And it’s worth it. The number justifies itself.”

ARIES – We’ve heard it all before, “The bigger they come, the harder they fall.” But that is just the sound of a loud “thud.” The real questions that the North Node in Cancer asks, “When money is everything and one loses it all – loses everything – what, exactly, if anything, truly matters?”  

TAURUS – Booze! So rivals can brag about their “victories” to your face. Cuisine! So you & your (date) (lover) (spouse) (paramour) may define “the rules of engagement.” The North Node in Cancer comments, “How careless elitists are with the Sword of Damocles.” Do any of these cutthroats buy a kid an ice-cream cone just to see the kid smile?  

GEMINI – Divest from enough investments in stocks, bonds, artwork & excess property to accumulate enough cash on hand to make you feel comfortable amidst volatility in all types of markets. The North Node in Cancer encourages you to put yourself in a position where you can lose absolutely everything in which you have invested with the attitude of dispassionate abstraction because you have real currency on hand to survive the long term.

CANCER – A spouse or partner who demands control has already lost control. The North Node in Cancer instructs you to refuse to engage once such individuals cross that very clear threshold.  

LEO – The North Node in Cancer denotes that employees & colleagues who skip steps, and who refuse to complete required logs, are manifestly untrustworthy. If it is not transparent, it is most likely dishonest. Raise the objections despite the uproar against you.  

VIRGO – Parents: Discipline male teenagers strictly – particularly if they participate in school sports. The North Node in Cancer signifies that many such male teenagers will behave more recklessly, and will get themselves involved in punitively spectacular episodes, more than usual. Other parents – especially mothers – will be truly irate. Assert, “Only role models graduate without a police record – get it, son?”  

LIBRA – Your rage towards local politicians or corrupt business leaders may not be misplaced but is nevertheless futile. The North Node in Cancer reminds the justice-minded Libran that sometimes generations must pass before a full reward or punishment can be given. Pay more attention to those powerful people who take distinct care of the obedient masses who constitute “the salt of the earth.”  

SCORPIO – How you say what you say can get you in legal trouble. Instructions, directions, jokes, news items, critiques – the North Node in Cancer warns that censors will key on you if they have reason to correct you even once. Speak so formally & drily that you put people to sleep.  

SAGITTARIUS – Sequester your liquid income as if you plan to buy property. If you don’t, the North Node in Cancer will ask you, “How do you want to eliminate all your discretionary income – through budgeting for a new home, via your spouse or via legal judgment by the police?”  

CAPRICORN – The North Node in Cancer warns the Goat not to alienate spouse or business partner. You are entitled to stupid mistakes – but you are not entitled to be a jerk. Be good to those loved ones upon whom you must rely.  

AQUARIUS – You get revenge against hidden enemies in the bureaucracy – but only, as the North Node in Cancer now qualifies, if you do not fight back. Allow allies to fight your battles for you.  

PISCES – Adults behave badly, even though they know better, because they are wicked. The North Node in Cancer conversely emphasizes that children who do not know any better are full of love – and innocence. Shield your children from such wicked influences. Teach your children well!

@ The North Node and the South Node, or the Nodes of the Moon, represent current & past life karma, respectively, according to astrologer Martin Schulman. Astronomically, the North Node & the South Node are the two points at which the Moon's orbit intersects the ecliptic, setting a timetable for large-scale Solar & Lunar Eclipses over time. 

ARTICLE #3

Venus in Gemini transits Retrograde Motion1
from May 13 to June 26, 2020.

 “You sit at your desk at work, in front of your computer, ready & responding to email, typing profile identification information into your database interface, or editing somebody else’s writing in a third-party document,” she explained to her boyfriend in the midst of her depression. “And, at some point, you are so bored, this work has so little to do with you, so you turn to Google News. The Boston Marathon Bombing. Hurricane Katrina – and, more than a decade later, the half-built Hard Rock Hotel on Rampart Street collapses & kills people as injured & dead workers remain trapped inside the disintegrating monstrosity. Hurricane Sandy in New York, Hurricane Irma in Miami, Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Orlando nightclub shooting, El Paso Walmart shooting, You Tube Headquarter Bay Area shooting, Charleston Church shooting, Dallas Police Office Shooting, UNC Charlotte shooting, Freddy Gray riots in Baltimore.

“All these people & more are dead – all, of course, as reported by The New York Times and Jeff Bezos’s Washington Post. You think of these places & realize, ‘I have friends in those towns! I have friends in those neighborhoods!’

 “Then one boss harasses you. Two bosses harass you. Three, four, five, nine, eighteen bosses – I need this in an hour, I need this end of day, do this now, I’m meeting with the client in three minutes, this is an emergency. Well, this is not an emergency! Bosses bully you for the differential in their economic profit. Do they pass this differential along to you? Some do, some don’t. That’s why you keep score. Bosses don’t treat each worker equally? Each worker does not treat each boss equally. Trade is war carried out by other means. After a massacre or catastrophe, the government, law enforcement authorities, official leadership says, ‘We’re all in this together.’ Well, in the workplace, we all coexist – but bosses have defined their financial interests. Well, I have defined mine.”  

ARIES – You don’t expect all of your bosses & colleagues to be nice to you – for the most part, you didn’t choose them in the first place & you wouldn’t choose them tomorrow. However, as you think back to friends of yours in the past, Retrograde Venus now asks you, “Do you really think that you chose your friends, in your neighborhood, in high school, in college?” Who is your life remains in your life because you chose them? Who exists in proximity to you as a result of circumstances beyond your control?  

TAURUS – Restauranteurs, bartenders, merchants: Evict unruly customers who talk inflammatory politics & invade the social boundaries of other customers who did not enter your establishment with them. In real estate leases, tenants & owners must sign a subordination & non-disturbance agreement; in your own line of business, Retrograde Venus demands that you enforce this policy of non-disturbance whether anybody agrees to it or not.  

GEMINI – In the midst of a genuine societal crisis, the forces of order have every reason in the world to demand that you subordinate your desires & your needs to the collective. However, in the absence of that genuine societal crisis, Retrograde Venus reminds you that you negotiate according to your own financial interests. Remember this the next time the office manager, group supervisor or lead secretary declares “an emergency.”  

CANCER – After September 11, 2001 in the U.S.A., if you mailed a cover letter & resume in a 9 inch by 12 inch manila envelope with hand-written mailing addresses, the employer may have forwarded your job application, unread, to the Department of Homeland Security to be tested for anthrax. Retrograde Venus recalls this cheery scenario to remind the oftentimes oblivious Crab that all laws, wise & foolish, apply to them – including those laws borne of panic.  

LEO – Explain to, or remind, your client, not to deal directly with your internal infrastructure, but to deal directly only with you. You already know well, and your client is also aware, that your professional infrastructure does not give a damn for the client – but Retrograde Venus states that it is in nobody’s interest that the employees of your infrastructure demonstrate it so obviously.

VIRGO – Certain bosses see employees as chess pieces – usually, pawns. How does an employee transform from a chess piece to a chess player? First that employee must himself or herself be protected by pawns – then, Retrograde Venus strategizes that that chess piece must choose the correct time to refuse to play “the game.”  

LIBRA – To see one’s name as a defendant in a caption of a civil lawsuit represents a cutting personal insult – particularly when one represented or served as a part of a larger impersonal social unit. Most likely, such disputes are personal. If, however, you represent the personal force behind an impersonal injustice, Retrograde Venus recommends that you hire not only a team of lawyers, but a psychotherapist as well as a priest, minister or rabbi, to help remove the sting of the stigma. Protect your soul from civil damnation.  

SCORPIO – Employers, clients & large-scale institutions employed or backed you financially borne of a love-hate relationship – they needed you despite who you were & in what you believed. Now, many of these power brokers intend to dump you – except, as Retrograde Venus notices, one powerful, influential individual with ideas of their own. Are they loyal to you? Not necessarily. They just admire your style.  

SAGITTARIUS – Spouse, partners, lovers wonder why you don’t demonstrate some affection, emotion or love to them or your family. Retrograde Venus recognizes that you had anticipated this question as you began to sing “Soul Love” from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by David Bowie, “All I have is my love of love – and love is not loving.”  

CAPRICORN – Merchants, retail security: Retrograde Venus warns that certain new practitioners of large-scale retail theft & retail arbitrage will escape electronic surveillance to do even more accelerated & acute damage. These new criminals know how to counteract & to evade the smartest robot. To catch them, you need an equally counterintuitive – and committed – transgressive private detective.  

AQUARIUS – Musicians: Retrograde Venus posits that the key to writing & to performing a new genre of music involves experimenting by covering other peoples’ written music simultaneously, according to radically different time signatures. In such a context, time-synching the film The Wizard of Oz with Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is not a joke at all.  

PISCES – Your family undergoes all sorts of superhuman challenges to survive – and then the most beloved family member dies. Why them? Retrograde Venus reminds the Fish that the entire NBA asked the same thing about Kobe Bryant & his daughter Gianna after they died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Christians believe the same thing about Jesus of Nazareth, whose character in Jesus Christ Superstar sings, “Look at the good things you’ve got.”

* Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

ARTICLE #4

Mars transits Pisces from May 13 to June 27, 2020. As a plague began to proliferate within the island of St. Hubert in the British West Indies, the research scientist & eponymous protagonist of Sinclair Lewis’s 1926 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Arrowsmith – Dr. Martin Arrowsmith – endured extreme emotional highs & lows driven by international scientific accomplishment, intense, nameless professional competition & political infighting amongst rarefied factions of phenomenally well-funded philanthropic organizations. Dr. A. Dewitt Tubbs, the director of the McGurk Institute, learned that Dr. Arrowsmith had not only discovered a cure for a virus – or, as Dr. Tubbs calls it, “pathogenic bacteria” – but also that that cure also replicates itself so as to immunize the organism from said disease in the future. Dr. Tubbs thereupon approaches McGurk’s Board of Directors to secure Dr. Arrowsmith’s promotion, raise & full funding for an entirely new department – until, that is, Dr. Arrowsmith’s mentor, Max Gottlieb, announces that a competing French scientist, D’Hérelle of the Pasteur Institute, has just published separate findings of Dr. Arrowsmith’s discovery in Comptes Rendus, Académie des Sciences. Dr. Tubbs not only withdraws everything which he had just offered Dr. Arrowsmith, but also resigns as McGurk’s director to lead the newly formed League of Cultural Agencies – but not before Dr. Tubbs addresses Dr. Arrowsmith personally. “D’Hérelle’s discovery hasn’t aroused the popular interest I thought it would,” Dr. Tubbs explains. “I’d like to do something big, my boy, something fine for poor humanity, before I pass on. Can’t you give it to me? Go cure the plague!”  

ARIES – You cannot try to change circumstances beyond your control without failing – and, potentially, looking stupid. However, Mars in Pisces interjects that your approval or disapproval of how other people behave can have deep significance. Not so much from a question of logistics (“I think they needed closer to six than thirty”) but from a question of morality (“That type of cutthroat competition opposes the greater good – and is outright immoral.”) Observe when you cannot participate. If asked, articulate what you believe.  

TAURUS – You cannot work in an economy or live in a world without competition – but Mars in Pisces reminds you that the purpose of business or life is not to defeat your opponent. Focus upon furthering the greater good.  

GEMINI – You cannot print out a six-hundred page novel if you only have one ream of paper. Mars in Pisces signifies that it is paramount that the Twin know the full extent of their resources. Overcommitting can mean a loss of not only reputation, but also, in the era of coronavirus, life. Assume scarcity in a zeitgeist where copious plethora is insufficient.  

CANCER – The Crab, the sign of motherhood & unconditional love, believes that the society should provide all that they can for those who need it. Mars in Pisces notices that others disagree. Others’ worldview is not immoral – for whatever reason, these other people feel that some people are truly unworthy of help. But wherein lies the criteria? When does that criteria transgress the boundaries of bigotry?  

LEO – Inaccurate numbers will make you, your department or your division look extremely bad to regulators & bosses. Mars in Pisces demands that you lay down the law amongst those counting inventory, those issuing invoices & those providing all relevant data internally which is distributed externally. Explain, “Before the king chops off our boss’s head, I am here to cut off . . . your head.”  

VIRGO – Rivals express real rage based upon vague numbers. Explaining that their vague numbers are wrong & meaningless will not dispel such rage at all. Truly, Mars in Pisces announces that you are dealing with bigots. When the biggest numbers say this the clearest, say so – loudly.  

LIBRA – Bosses & middle managers must enforce rules, not just for middling transgressions but for outright crimes. Even so, Mars in Pisces states that demonstrating a modicum of compassion goes a very long way.  

SCORPIO – Scorpio the astrological sign rules atheists. Many disagree with you about this, including former partners & enemies who hate you & screw you because they think you’re the Devil. You know who can convince you that you are wrong about God? Mars in Pisces smiles: Your lover, “I came from Heaven just to tell you that God said that you were wrong . . . for a change.”  

SAGITTARIUS – Mars in Pisces states that although your family’s aggravation & complexity prevents you from becoming a victim of your own freedom, this is why gratuitous attention annoys you. Even so, don’t be harsh for its own sake. Tell more absurd & heartless jokes to release entrenched dark emotion.

CAPRICORN – Capricorn the Goat, the zodiac’s exalted heartless capitalist, knows well, after analyzing sales statistics for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & Christmas, that love makes the world go around. Even so, Capricorn rarely gets the opportunity to show that they care. Well, Mars in Pisces now highlights how the coronavirus brings once-in-a-lifetime epic challenges for do-gooders in disguise. The complexity of these problems is profound. Dig in.  

AQUARIUS – Everybody loves shrimp & a steak – but everybody loves a good, very cheap meal, of which they can eat as much as they want. Tons of people love music – but even more love music without a cover charge funded by buying limitless cheap domestic beer. Mars in Pisces tells the high-tech sect at Burning Man to go home! Aquarius is organizing a party for the low rent no rent masses of a surviving humanity!  

PISCES – Parents do not always want to discipline their children. Mars in Pisces repeats, “The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.” The nation of Canada founded itself during a party called Canada Day in Ottawa which is celebrated every July 1, “Here’s ten dollars – buy yourself (an Italian) (a Polish) (a German) – but save the change from your sausage for some ice cream!”

ARTICLE #5

Jupiter in Capricorn transits Retrograde Motion* from May 14 to September 14, 2020. "They were burning down the whole house just to light a cigarette.” The eighth & last Leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, granted an interview to the BBC’s Steve Rosenberg in Moscow, entitled “Mikhail Gorbachev: The Man Who Lost an Empire,” on the Soviet Union and Russia during & since the dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 21, 1991, which the BBC published on December 13, 2016, one month after the U.S.A. elected Donald Trump to become its 45th President. Gorbachev referred to the coalition of Russia, Belorussia and Ukraine which agreed to dissolve the Soviet Union to form a Commonwealth of Independent States previous to Gorbachev’s announcement, “Just to get power. They couldn't get it through democratic means. So, they committed a crime. It was a coup." Gorbachev also asserted his statesmanlike approach without even mentioning his role in the unification of Germany, "We were well on the way to a civil war and I wanted to avoid that." Gorbachev also hints at his alienation from current Russian President Vladimir Putin, “He knows everything already.” No matter – Gorbachev’s place in history is secure. And, as for what he did for money after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Gorbachev can take refuge that he was the first Soviet leader to enter into the private sector . . . as spokesperson for Pizza Hut, “He has given us many things . . .  like Pizza Hut. Hail to Gorbachev!”  

ARIES – In times of onerous crisis, leaders must present a diligent attitude & a sober face so that those under the leader’s charge will trust & obey the leader’s comments – even & especially, as Retrograde Jupiter will note, when circumstances do not go well. The failure of the venture will therefore be attributed to the difficulty of the task rather than the negligence of those in charge. From your perspective, gauge the attitude of those in charge as unsentimentally & objectively as possible.  

TAURUS – Enormous & weighted obstacles to either your professional progress or your legal liberation (or demise) undergo erosion. Retrograde Jupiter now announces that what had been inconceivable will soon become quite possible. Do all & only the right things. Hubris is kryptonite.  

GEMINI – You ask brokers & traders, “Buy or sell?” Retrograde Jupiter interrupts those brokers & traders, “Hold. Do nothing.” Turn the conveyor belt of the synapses in your brain . . . off.  

CANCER –   Chances are, your spouse or partner has been working much more, not less, during the recent coronavirus quarantine, to save humanity from death or their company from bankruptcy. If such spouse or partner has been fulfilling their enormous responsibilities to the best of their abilities, then Retrograde Jupiter exhorts you to devote 100% of your attention to them . . . exclusively.  

LEO – Consult with Capricorn. There is much more work that you could ever possibly do with the personnel provided. Retrograde Jupiter urges you to spend much more time prioritizing what the most important things that you must accomplish are – then focus upon these, to the exclusion of everything else, until these things are finished . . . well.  

VIRGO – All professional educators, including sports coaches: Teaching adolescents patience is now a luxury. Retrograde Jupiter demands that, going forward, you enforce patience – as federal law. Why? Because federal law will be enforced upon you.  

LIBRA – Oh, the problems encountered by Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey! Well, be sprightly! Retrograde Jupiter gives you a glimpse of Lord Grantham’s world – protecting the family bloodline & wealth while serving the nation state – now & for the ages . . . without the drama. (Or rather, without the TV cameras & stage lights . . . for now.)  

SCORPIO – Like yourself, a lot of voters considered New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo a cantankerous, bitter, hostile cuss before the coronavirus quarantine – but now everybody loves him! Retrograde Jupiter asks, “What about New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has changed?” The truth? Nothing – he simply met a challenge worthy of his mettle. Carry on.  

SAGITTARIUS – You will not get wealthy upon your bi-weekly liquid income. Retrograde Jupiter qualifies that bosses pay you your bi-weekly liquid income so that you may work to prove your true value. Once bosses gauge your true value, somebody will pay you . . . what you deserve.

CAPRICORN – Read Leo. You can’t do it alone. You can’t do it all with all your current employees. All that you can do, as Retrograde Jupiter now teaches you, is to do the most important thing – the task upon which all other tasks hinge. Do not dissipate energy on scattered projects. This one & only thing for all the money!  

AQUARIUS – Retrograde Jupiter warns that a colleague or professional superior in the hierarchy now has a unique opportunity to fulfill their infamous potential for ignominious dishonor. Their aura shall emit a foul toxin. Lofty exhortations will penetrate much less than practical veiled warnings. Subtlety is lost on evil –  

PISCES – Doctor Wrede Sartorius, Union Surgeon in the Civil War in The March & visionary 19th century sci-fi villain in The Waterworks, represents a truly genius codification by esteemed author E.L. Doctorow: A demonstration of how extraordinary circumstances expand the vision of its participants to grasp the fullest possible properties of good & of evil. Retrograde Jupiter cites this specific fictional character as we will soon witness stories of deep heroism & villainy amongst those on the front line of the coronavirus epidemic. Realize that, for these participants, this is the lowest part of the learning curve.

* Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

ARTICLE #6

Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn transits Retrograde Motion* from May 11 to September 30, 2020. The brigadier general of the Air Force sneered in dissatisfied malice at his gathered minions. “You are not prepared to fly if you cannot land.” The brigadier general pauses. The brigadier general yells, “Up to speed!”  

ARIES – With all the outer & centaur planets transiting the South Node in Capricorn between November 2018 & May 2020, you are more than intimately familiar with all the problems inherent in large-scale, gigantic institutional laissez-faire corporate capitalism. Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn dares you to write what you now know down. Codify your ideology based upon these observations. As for now, transcribe the raw data of your recent personal experience.  

TAURUS – Buy a high-end webcam. Practice speaking on TV using this webcam & a You Tube account. Furthermore, Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn exhorts you to maintain a regimented practice of public speaking – even if only two people watch you from the audience. Cultivate a new discipline that can launch you to fame & glory.  

GEMINI – Astronomers, astrologers: Study the discoveries & developments in astronomy & astrology since the discoveries of the cubewano Albion & the centaur planet Pholus in 1992. Additionally, Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn assigns you reading: The Neptune File, a non-fiction history of the discoveries of Uranus & Neptune by science writer Tom Standage of The Economist. Plumb the political divides of astronomy & astrology.  

CANCER – Married people: You ask yourself, “Why am I married?” Singles: You ask yourself, “Why am I single?” Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn says that these questions are good – and they are enough. Ponder the question fully until you formulate the answer.  

LEO – Meet with a new business partner with whom you first began cooperating & coordinating in late January 2020. You joined forces with this individual to achieve a steeper upward trajectory in your career. Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn states that not only is a status report due, but now is also time for Phase I adjustments. Plan year-end goals & the launch of new agenda for the Winter Solstice.  

VIRGO – Has the upgrade & expansion of your IT capabilities during January & February 2020 succeeded? Do you routinely & efficiently use the new technologies into which you have invested? Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn demands that you aggregate all data, then analyze it. Don’t let adversaries analyze only “relevant data” – this short cut will only allow opponents to justify their clear mistakes . . . and outright corruption.  

LIBRA – Politicians rebelling against the currently entrenched standing order: Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn denotes that you will make no progress until late 2020. Consolidate gains & withdraw.  

SCORPIO – Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn states that nobody will be able to discipline your ornery, insulting, high-handed & rude manner of issuing directions. As a result, you may destroy yourself by year end by your accumulated bad behavior. Let those to whom you have delegated supervisory tasks do their job. Remove yourself from the fray.  

SAGITTARIUS – Writers, artists: You have recently demonstrated significant comedic potential. Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn advises that now is the time for you to cultivate it – far away from the spotlight. Reemerge onto the scene in January 2021.  

CAPRICORN – Whether you are a politician, actor, public relations representative or executive, you earn your money by verbalizing your codified message – often, a “mission statement.” You have identified what this message is for the upcoming cycle – Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn instructs you to practice it for the rest of 2020.  

AQUARIUS – Something you said or did between late March & early May comes back to haunt you under the current influence of Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn. For now, execute damage control. When you have contained the destruction, ask friends & mentors, “What have I been doing wrong?”  

PISCES – Did you manage to keep up as the pace accelerated starting late March? If not, Retrograde Saturn in Aquarius & Capricorn gives you a second chance to get your body in shape & to heal overstressed joints, knees, ankles, feet & lower back muscles for the rest of the year as you prepare for 2021. Pass up no opportunity to rest for as long as your battered body may need.

* Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.

ARTICLE #7

Amycus< conjuncts* 2001-BL41> in Capricorn from February 6 to August 7, 2020. The sudden success of many men may give those individuals license to puff out their chest & to spew invective & sarcasm from the sides of their mouths. However, that sudden success overstates grossly overstates the success of many of those men. Many will inevitably be cut down to size, but not anytime soon. Beware the road rage of the pompous jaywalker!  

ARIES – Whether in the casino or in the bar or in the club or even at the office at work, whether advertising or institutional finance or even certain law firms, certain bosses & many players, almost all men, assert alpha male dominance over their entire general environment. Amycus & 2001-BL41 declare that many, but not all, will look stupid, forever, by year’s end. That said, bide your time, lay low. . . and prepare for a long year.  

TAURUS – Certain cops overstate their bad-to-the-bone intrepid courage – but Amycus & 2001-BL41 qualify that many do not. This is not a television show. Be guided accordingly.  

GEMINI – Young, new hot-shot stock brokers will talk over each other in order to get your attention. Amycus & 2001-BL41 note that the real hot shot will talk along with everybody else from beginning to end – and, as each of the other hot shots exhaust each other in conflict amongst each other, the real hot shot will repeat, “As I just said and as I have been saying to you for the best six months, this is the best course of action.”  

CANCER – Partners who tell you that they know so much more than you do not seek partners but narcissistic validation. Well, maybe you need practice in relationships & maybe you don’t, but if you see that, ultimately, the endgame of this exchange will end in failure, Amycus & 2001-BL41 recommend that you give it a pass. There are too many of these types of fish in the sea – and they all give you indigestion.  

LEO – Amycus & 2001-BL41 dare you to challenge this new crop of loud, cocky male rookie employees with tasks that you have mastered, “Let’s see if you can even remotely keep up with me.” Speak their language for best results amongst those within the group who harbor substance.  

VIRGO – Athletes, student athletes, parents of student athletes: When it comes to alpha males amongst alpha males, followers follow leaders. That being said, until you must identify individuals, Amycus & 2001-BL41 advise you to let things be. Simply notice who leads the parade & why – and identify the “lone wolves.”  

LIBRA – There will inevitably be a shakeout amongst the newly elected or newly appointed political officials, all smug, cocky, confident & uncooperative. Amycus & 2001-BL41 declare that you will know at least one of which ultimately survives when their team identifies the one who can successfully obstruct you.  

SCORPIO – You already have a reputation as somebody with attitude & gruff, sharp & harsh speech. Amycus & 2001-BL41 assert that you do not need to confirm it with everybody. A time & a place come when it is appropriate to tell some misfit that the left shoe does not fit on the right foot, “And you wear your underwear backwards, too.” Save your best lines for the appropriate victim.  

SAGITTARIUS – Investors: You are not looking for outliers. Amycus & 2001-BL41 confirm that if Amazon & Apple perform well enough for the masses, they perform well enough for your 401K. Unless you work with the market professionally, leave the expertise for the experts. Don’t try to prove anything, to others or to yourself, with your own hard-earned money.  

CAPRICORN – You lead your own private rat pack, cocky, wealthy, in charge of the bar & the bartender! However, because you are savvy, Amycus & 2001-BL41 notice that you will allow the interlopers to act as if they are the ones in charge. Identify, then weed out, troublemaking competition.  

AQUARIUS – While some of the new guys in the office are really loud & annoying, none of the loud ones are dangerous. Who is dangerous? Amycus & 2001-BL41 reply, with a smirk, “The ones who listen to, egg on & manipulate . . . the loud ones.” Satanic puppeteers!  

PISCES – The extremely cocky new guys in the professional workplace will not avoid you forever. Be warned: Amycus & 2001-BL41 declare that certain guys are performing reconnaissance – the real brains behind the group will strategize what to do with the information once they receive it. Be very friendly, polite but extremely reserved.  

< Amycus, a centaur planet which crosses across the orbits of Uranus & Neptune between the orbit of Saturn & the more remote portion of the orbit of Pluto, was discovered in April 2002 and named in December 2005. Amycus was the first centaur to engage in battle with the Lapiths by smashing the face of the Lapith Celadon with a candelabrum stripped from the inmost wedding shrine. For information on how to interpret Amycus, formerly 2002-GB10, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

> 2001-BL41 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on January 19, 2001. The orbit of 2001-BL41 traverses between the orbits of Jupiter & out past Saturn. For information on how to interpret 2001-BL41, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

A great source online for how to interpret Amycus and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm  

The only source online for how to interpret 2001-BL41 and many other unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Amycus and all named centaurs, is
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs”
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml  

A great resource for ephemeris data on Amycus, 2001-BL41 and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

* A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

ARTICLE #8

Uranus conjunct* 1996-TR66! in Taurus from April 14, 2019 to May 1, 2021. The bank president addresses all senior officers at the company headquarters, “New types of security & surveillance issues which require a proactive overhaul of shared resources & experienced personnel nevertheless coerce upper management to withhold any public announcement of any plan to implement a radical & widespread change in protocol. Such security & surveillance issues involve national security concerns which we cannot discuss simultaneously with those whose financial interests in our enterprise focus upon our stock price. Regardless, we require privacy to concentrate upon our focus: the need to build an infrastructure to support new security & surveillance protocol for the medium & long-term future.”  

ARIES – Keep the details of your personal & familial finances top secret private. Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 confirms that you have bills, responsibilities & ambitions which require that you devote a large percentage of your money upon paying for expenses – on time. If family members & friends know what your income, savings & responsibilities are, then they know how to use temptation to negotiate with you. Forestall that aggressively, “I don’t have the money – end of story.”  

TAURUS – Because Taurus the Bull has a reputation for, occasionally, falling into one or another different manifestations of “a Scorpio mood,” you know well what it feels like, and do not particularly enjoy the feeling, when the local police looks rather unfavorably upon you. Therefore, in the spirit of speaking power to truth, Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 declares that now is the time for a conservative haircut & homebody mentality. Do not “let it all hang out.”  

GEMINI – Read Leo. Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 denotes that corporate officials will stonewall all journalists & the public at large. Why? Because these corporate officials insist that it is not in the public interest to know. Moreover, do not automatically presume that these corporate officials represent the public’s enemies because they take this stance – in this instance, there may be legitimate reasons why information is confidential & proprietary. Also: Try not to confuse private sector power brokers with the government, particularly the government of Donald Trump & the Trump family. Private sector power brokers are responsible to their shareholders & are not publicly elected officials. Know your boundaries as a citizen.  

CANCER – Ambitious professional associates demand that you commit yourself wholeheartedly to purely professional matters. Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 reminds you that money & power are involved – not just your own money & power, but all available money & power for which all your peers & associates compete. Certain associates refuse to work with individuals less committed to themselves because those less committed will drag them down. Decide whether you will lead, follow or get out of the way.  

LEO – Read Gemini. Community activists, journalists: CEOs, power brokers & bosses will not answer your questions about certain issues, no matter what, because many of those issues constitute proprietary information about that the company. Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 warns you severely not to adopt the idea, the posture or the belief that you are entitled to such information. Know where that line is drawn in the sand – and accept that it was not the CEOs, power brokers & bosses who actually drew that line in the first place.  

VIRGO – Disciplinary authorities within your industry sector or within your school, as well as law enforcement, announces that the scale of surveillance by regulatory authorities & law enforcement will henceforth be very intense. Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 will demand & enforce compliance. Of course, you realize that not everybody will comply – but those who do not comply will be punished or expelled. Appreciate this flat statement of a blunt reality. Don’t play games with the law.  

LIBRA – Just like Biggie Smalls within the “Intro” of Ready to Die, telling his accomplice that he is going to rob this train, right now – “Is you wit me?” – Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 announces that certain friends of your past & current lives now intend to commit what they perceive to be lucrative crimes as they ask you & many other people in their lives, “Are you in or are you out?” Whatever you choose to do, be prepared to say goodbye . . . to somebody.

SCORPIO – Do not presume that partners cut you out of their lives out of a sense of malice or disloyalty – indeed, Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 confirms that partners may actually be trying to protect you. However, in any event, if these partners assert that they are ending their friendships with you to take their lives in another direction, do not try to convince them otherwise – and don’t try to understand why. It is not about you; it is about them – and they are acting like adults by taking sole responsibility for it.  

SAGITTARIUS –All that you need to do is to stay at work, keep your nose clean. Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 announce to you your schedule for your life. Eat enough vegetables & fruits along with meat & fish at lunch & dinner. Get enough sleep every night – even on Thursday when all your colleagues indulge an early weekend. Straight & narrow from nine to five in the professional workplace – then straight home for dinner. No distractions!  

CAPRICORN – Artists, writers, film industry professionals: Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 warns that you are taking a much bigger risk than you realize by changing your style to address a different audience. There is no guarantee that the audience that you now address will be interested in anything that you have to say. Before you commit to this course of action – talk to your most trusted advisors to get their advice about your current moves & your current work, and what they think will happen in “worst-case scenario” terms (No need to go over “success story scenarios” because your truest friends will hope that they are wrong & you are right). . . and what they really think you should do about all of this.  

AQUARIUS – A recent change in location in where you work, or your recent purchase of property or signing a new lease in a different neighborhood or city, truly liberates you from negative past associations – but Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 does not at all suggest that such negative past associations will just go away of their own accord. You don’t need to be too aggressive – but you do need to be firm. Just assert, “I’m changing my life. Good luck to you.”  

PISCES – When at home & in your neighborhood, Uranus conjunct 1996-TR66 confirms that you need to be who you are on your own terms. You do not need to impress anybody because there is nobody to impress. If none of your neighbors laugh at your jokes because they don’t understand them, tell the same jokes to a different group of neighbors. You are who you are & that is how it is going to be. Turn off the telephone & shut down your home email to prevent workplace zombies from invading your natural environment. Do whatever you want – with whomever you want to do it! Or do absolutely nothing!  

! 1996-TR66 is an unnamed transneptunian object (TNO) discovered on October 8, 1996.

A great resource for ephemeris data on 1996-TR66 and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

* A Conjunction is a harmonious aspect wherein two or more planets meet as they transit the same sign.

ARTICLE #9

Pluto
in Capricorn
transits Retrograde Motion*
from April 25 to October 4, 2020,
Hylonome(a)
in Capricorn
transits Retrograde Motion*
from April 19 to September 23, 2020,
Amycus(b)
in Capricorn
transits Retrograde Motion*
from April 24 to September 28, 2020,
Chariklo(c)
in Capricorn
transits Retrograde Motion*
from May 2 to October 3, 2020, and
2001-KF77(d)
in Capricorn
transits Retrograde Motion*
from May 2 to September 30, 2020.

While many astrologers & astrology aficionados place great importance upon the upcoming Pluto Return of the United States of America (July 4, 1776; 4:47 P.M. LMT; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) on February 21, 2022, July 11, 2022 and December 28, 2022, these astrologers & astrology aficionados overlook that the Founding Fathers vested the U.S.A. as a sovereign nation previous to the discovery of the planet Uranus. The U.S.A. at its inception shattered a geopolitical mindset, previous to the shattering of an astronomical mindset, that had formed commencing with the economic, political & military peak of the Italian city states circa the 13th century. Frozen in that moment in time, its newly formed institutions, forged over a decade, and its geopolitical concerns of its day bear no relationship to the geopolitical concerns that the U.S.A. faces today. Furthermore, many of the recently discovered planets that currently influence & color the upcoming U.S.A. Pluto Return not only reflect modern considerations involving the geopolitics of the U.S.A., but also, as in the case of Hylonome, affected the U.S.A.’s natal Pluto at the time of its founding. While some astrologers may take astronomer Mike Brown’s approach – exclude Pluto because Pluto is unimportant – more prudent astrologers will take a more conservative approach. Isolate the meaning of the influence. Identify when different entities, politicians, players & individuals overemphasize or underplay these influences. Integrate the most useful & evolved influences together in a productive rather than a counterproductive confluence.  

ARIES – Any indication that bosses run short of economic capital or operating cash should serve as a serious red flag that you cannot disregard. The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn insists that bosses get less slack than the average Joe. The average Joe is dealing with the rent, the mortgage & the year ahead. If the boss is only dealing with the rent, the mortgage & the year ahead, instead of the next decade . . . get another boss.  

TAURUS – The great police commissioners of the modern era such as William Bratton & John Timoney may have begun their career focused upon fighting crime. However, by the end of their various terms, their work bordered upon social engineering – improving the fundamental nature of masses of people. Keeping this in mind, the Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn declares that you should judge every cop that you see on the street or in the world from the perspective, “How does this public servant accelerate the participation of those whom they protect into the civic duties of citizenship?”  

GEMINI – Certain Americans only pay attention to the spread of the Coronavirus because of its influence upon per share prices of Apple. This is not to say that everybody, let alone investors, should disregard the economic consequences of geopolitical trends – but the Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn emphasizes that the consequences of geopolitical trends sometimes profoundly transcend those economic consequences.  

CANCER – In “The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent,” the literary critic Lionel Trilling noted that characters in John Dos Passos U.S.A. trilogy did not fully develop themselves as individuals so that they may adjust their personalities & worldly interests amidst changing economic & sociological indicators. The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn suggest that you may notice similar tendencies amongst business partners. Assert your own interests. Do not allow vested partners to change with the wind.  

LEO – You have seen more than your fair share of sweeping changes in your industry sector or professional workplace. If you see where & how you should direct change next, the Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn implores you, “Speak up!”  

VIRGO – Former Pittsburgh Pirate Roberto Clemente is a legitimate candidate for Catholic sainthood after giving his life to transport provisions to Managua, Nicaragua following a devastating earthquake. The 2017 Houston Astros brought the reputation of their entire city down with them by stealing the World Series Championship via their sign-stealing enterprise. And then there is O.J. Simpson. The bottom line? The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn replies that success in athletics opens doors for the successful everywhere – Heaven, Hell & the Nevada State Penitentiary. Be guided accordingly.  

LIBRA – Vast & numerous simultaneous sweeping changes alter the appearance, pace & attitude of the city. Some of these simultaneous changes are coordinated by power brokers & others respond or react to those coordinated simultaneous sweeping changes. The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn will reward you if you take pains to distinguish the former from the latter.  

SCORPIO – Even as you delegate responsibilities to various types of project leaders to issue instructions & to quantify execution time & performance quality, you coordinate directly with too many disparate intellects & personalities. The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn urges you to simplify. You don’t need a cadre or an entourage – you need a right-hand man or woman. Just one!  

SAGITTARIUS – Until you consolidate your debt to absolute zero, the Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn warns that disorganized personal financial sprawl will make you vulnerable to missing a key deadline – whether contributing to your 401K or whether paying off a transferred balance on a credit card previous to its restoration . . . to 16% annual interest.  

CAPRICORN – There is no reason to allow your own psychological depths to overwhelm you. You harbor an extensive range of personality attributes developed over a rich personal history – especially if you came of age as Neptune transited Capricorn from 1984 to 1998. Still, the Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn confirms that you need not look in the mirror singing the Who’s “Who Are You?” (“Who who? Who who?”) Do – or, rather, be – what is practical in the moment. Revel in your own psychological profundity by yourself or with those whom you love.  

AQUARIUS – The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn implements so many sweeping simultaneous changes to your infrastructure that it makes you feel like a bird looking on the outer limb of a branch on a tree which loggers are cutting down. Indeed, metaphorically, that might be the case. Well, whatever these changes may be, simply remember that, as an Aquarian, you can, and sometimes should, just pick up – and fly somewhere else.  

PISCES – Everybody else amongst your professional associates now changes direction, changes jobs, changes locations – but you don’t. The Retrograde Stellium in Capricorn is well aware that Pisces the Big Fish does not change its direction as a result of the vicissitudes of governments, economies, cities or restless populations. You know what motivates you & you stick to it. Say hello to all your new friends, “First time in the big city?”  

(a) Hylonome, named after the wife of centaur Cyllarus, with whom she died during the Centaurs' battle with the Lapiths, was discovered in February 1995 & named during the year 2000. Hylonome bridges the gap in consciousness between Uranus & Neptune, forcing us to draw unexpected links between "accident" & "devotion" much more rapidly than is either wise or comfortable.

(b) Amycus, a centaur planet which crosses across the orbits of Uranus & Neptune between the orbit of Saturn & the more remote portion of the orbit of Pluto, was discovered in April 2002 and named in December 2005. Amycus was the first centaur to engage in battle with the Lapiths by smashing the face of the Lapith Celadon with a candelabrum stripped from the inmost wedding shrine. For information on how to interpret Amycus, formerly 2002-GB10, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

(c) Chariklo, named after the wife of the centaur Chiron who enjoyed a close friendship with Pallas Athena, was discovered in February 1997 & named in September 1999. Chariklo helps Chiron to bridge the gap in consciousness between Saturn & Uranus, reminding us that we have to employ vision, perception & imagination when we find no leeway & no loopholes in the entrenched status quo.  

(d) 2001-KF77 is an unnamed centaur planet discovered on May 22, 2001. The orbit of 2001-KF77 traverses from just beyond the orbit of Uranus out past the orbit of Neptune. For information on how to interpret 2001-KF77, note reference to Philip Sedgwick below.  

A great source online for how to interpret Hylonome, Amycus, Chariklo and many other centaurs, asteroids & minor planets, in an individual's chart & in transit, is
Zane Stein's website "Chiron and Friends” at
http://www.zanestein.com/chiron_a.htm

Read seminal astrological analysis on Hylonome, Chariklo and other named & unnamed minor planets, asteroids, centaurs, transneptunians, plutinos and damacloids on
Juan Antonio Revilla’s
website “Astrology of the New Centaurs” at
http://www.expreso.co.cr/centaurs/index.html

The only source online for how to interpret 2001-KF77 and many other unnamed centaurs and transneptunians, as well as an excellent source for how to interpret Hylonome, Amycus, Chariklo and all named centaurs, is
Philip Sedgwick’s webpage “A Summary of The Centaurs”
on Jonathan Dunn’s website "Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info/qot/galastro.shtml

A great resource for ephemeris data on Hylonome, Amycus, Chariklo, 2001-KF77 and over 3000 minor planets, asteroids & centaurs, is on
Jonathan Dunn's website “Ephemeral Info” at
http://ephemeral.info

An indispensable resource for mythologies from all five continents, including but not limited to African, Native American, Inuit, Mayan, Aztec, Incan, Voodoo, Asian, Norse, Celtic, Oceanic, Greek & Roman mythologies is
Encyclopedia Mythica
at
www.pantheon.org

Research on the above footnotes generously provided to the general public by
The IAU: Minor Planet Center
at
http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iau/mpc.html

* Planets either move forward, in which case they orbit in Direct Motion, or move backward, in which case they orbit in Retrograde Motion. Planets in Direct Motion seek to make progress, while Planets in Retrograde Motion seek to redress past imbalances.