In August 2020 despair was in the air. Progressed Neptune square Saturn in the Neptune cycle reached peak power on August 29 and there was no let up in the suffering, financial hardship and loss. The covid-19 pandemic wrecked death and economic havoc.
Globally there were around 1.8 million new covid cases and around 40,000 covid deaths each week. In America the virus was spreading faster than ever and gridlock in Congress held up a second fiscal-stimulus bill. The unemployed fell into poverty. Covid-19 was out-of-control in Brazil, India and South Africa and fresh outbreaks, spikes, surges, second peaks, resurgences or second waves occurred in many countries. The economic fallout got worse, airlines were grounded, oil revenues slumped and Europe’s tourist summer season struggled against the odds.
With Uranus square Jupiter and Saturn in the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction chart the covid pandemic was fertile ground for unpredictable moments, conspiracy theories and bizarre ideologies. The weird behavior of ‘sovereign citizens’ who don’t adhere to the laws of the land and others who ignored, disobeyed or refused to follow advice became an obstacle preventing the containment of the virus. And for some the trivial matter of wearing a face mask became a major human rights issue. With progressed Sun square Moon in the Aquarian Age chart the pandemic was taking its toll on people’s mental health.
And with progressed Mars parallel progressed Pluto and progressed Moon inconjunct birth chart Pluto in the Aquarian Age chart, and Mars square Jupiter and Pluto and parallel Neptune in the sky, an explosion in Beirut left the city looking like a war zone and a rigged election in Belarus ignited a violent then peaceful people’s uprising.
Major Aquarian Age chart events in September
Progressed Moon is parallel progressed Neptune (confusion, uncertainty and chaos) > peak power date is October 5
Progressed Moon is inconjunct progressed Pluto (drastic events, division, dictators, crowds, mobs, lockdowns, coercion and pressure tactics) > peak power data is September 25 > progressed Mars (strife, violence, torture and brutality) parallel birth chart Pluto is stimulated > (and progressed Pluto semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle reaches peak power on September 14 > Sun is the planet of politics, politicians and world leaders > end date December 12 >) so Pluto’s influence will be outstanding throughout September
Progressed Moon is semisquare birth chart Uranus > peak power date is September 25 > Uranus is the planet of freedom, liberty, independence, rebellions, protests, racism, radicals and extremists > discontentment is sure to ignite civil unrest around the globe
And progressed Moon is parallel progressed Jupiter (banks, finances, shipping, hope and optimism) > peak power date is October 20 > progressed Jupiter sextile birth chart Venus and trine birth chart Uranus are stimulated
In-sky data September 2020
Jupiter is conjunction Saturn and Saturn is conjunction Pluto
September 30: Mars is square Saturn
A snapshot of major astro-events September 2020
Mars turns retrograde on September 10 and there are no aspects formed by progressed Mars in the Mars cycle. It’s a rare situation and may result in a noticeable reduction in Mars events during the month; but progressed Mars will form aspects with the ascendant and Midheaven in some country’s Mars cycle charts and Mars is square Saturn in the sky all month.
There are no aspects formed in the Saturn and Uranus cycles.
The Leo new Moon cycle influences September 1 to September 17 > the Sun-Moon lunation is conjunction Mercury (controversy, journalists, the press, post and postal service); trine Mars (strife, conflict, violence, fast action, accidents and fires); and inconjunct Saturn (safety measures, covid-19, storms, floods, loss and hardship)
September 1: Progressed Jupiter is square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle > peak power date is September 13 > Jupiter conjunction Saturn in the sky is stimulated – here on Earth events pertain to covid-19 and its economic fallout
Progressed Pluto is semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle > peak power date is September 14
Progressed Neptune is inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle > irrational exuberance is driving investors > a stock market bubble > major fraud events > peak power date is September 30
Progressed Neptune is square Saturn in the Neptune cycle > end date is October 5 > Neptune is the planet of fraud, oil, gas, airlines, investors and chaos > Saturn is the planet of loss, recession, poverty, hardship, panic, falls, storms and flood
Progressed Sun is sesquisquare Pluto in the Sun cycle
September 2: Progressed Sun is trine Uranus in the Moon cycle
September 5: Progressed Sun parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle starts
September 7: Progressed Sun is sesquisquare Saturn in the Sun cycle
September 9: Progressed Sun is trine Venus and parallel Neptune in the Sun cycle
September 10: progressed Sun is trine Jupiter in the Moon cycle
September 11: Progressed Sun is sesquisquare Uranus and opposition Neptune in the Sun cycle
September 12: Progressed Sun is opposition Neptune in the Moon cycle
September 13: Progressed Jupiter is square Saturn in the Jupiter cycle
Jupiter in the sky turns direct in motion > his encounter with Saturn takes place on December 21, 2020
September 14: Progressed Pluto is semisquare Sun in the Pluto cycle > Pluto is the planet of drastic events, division, coercion and misinformation > Sun is the planet of politics, politicians, bosses and administration > end date is December 12
Progressed Sun is trine Mars in the Sun cycle
September 15: Progressed Sun is trine Jupiter in the Sun cycle and trine Pluto in the Moon cycle
September 17: Virgo new Moon at 11.00.10am GMT > the Sun-Moon lunation is trine Jupiter (finances); trine Saturn (covid-19, safety measures and economy); sesquisquare Uranus (civil unrest and protests); opposition Neptune (fraud, confusion and chaos) and trine Pluto (group cooperation and drastic action) > end date is October 16
Progressed Sun is trine Pluto in the Sun cycle
September 19: Progressed Neptune (visionary schemes) semisextile Venus (women – Kamala Harris, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya) in the Neptune cycle starts > peak power date is November 3
September 20: Progressed Sun is inconjunct Mars in the Moon cycle
September 21: Progressed Sun is sesquisquare Moon in the Sun cycle
September 22: Progressed Sun is opposition Sun and trine Saturn in the Sun cycle
September 23: Progressed Sun is sesquisquare Venus in the Sun cycle
September 25: Progressed Sun is inconjunct Mercury in the Sun cycle
September 27: Progressed Sun is inconjunct Uranus in the Sun cycle
September 30: Progressed Neptune is inconjunct Jupiter in the Neptune cycle > end date is February 23, 2021
With no aspects in the Mars, Saturn and Uranus cycles September 2020 could be a relatively quiet month for major news stories. Chances are events and developments pertaining to the covid-19 pandemic will play second fiddle to the US presidential election as it gathers momentum and provides the 24/7 news cycle with lots of forgettable news and commentary.
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Forecast data and periods
Aspects in the sky have a wide time-frame that’s determined by the aspect’s orb of influence. The date indicated is when the aspect is at peak power.
Aspects formed by Mars in the Mars cycle have a 3 day time-frame (36 hours either side of the indicated peak date) or 6 days (72 hours either side of the indicated peak date) if it’s a parallel aspect.
Aspects formed by the Sun in the Sun cycle have a 2 day time-frame (24 hours either side of the aspect’s peak time).
Events related to a designated aspect can occur during its forecast period.
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