Our Journey through the Fall

Many Blessings for our journey into and through the autumn season.

We have entered the last full season of 2020. This has been an extraordinary year. It has given me pause to carefully considered what I could say that would be informative, supportive and inspirational. Words are powerful. They hold co-creative potential.

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. -Bernard Meltzer

In the end, I must honor my sacred contract with you, and with my work. As I say so often in my consultations and classes, “it is better to know” and from this insight you can choose how best to navigate the path ahead.

The astrology of the year began with a significant meeting of the powerful planets of Pluto and Saturn (and eventually Jupiter) in Capricorn. These planets will be affected in the coming weeks as Mars in retrograde activates their specific energies. Mars in retrograde – the very energy of action- will be in retrograde until November. In a year when so much of what we consider to be “normal” has been paused, Mars is asking us to carefully consider before we act. The quote about speaking is relevant to use in context to any actions that you plan to take over the next few months.

One by one, the Mars’ energy will make a challenging contact with each of the planets in Capricorn. This contact will activate the forceful aspects of each of the planets. The action-orientation of Mars in Aries will encourage each planet to ground (Capricorn) their corresponding and unique energies into our collective. Saturn, in its home sign, stands determined to maintain order. Pluto transforms without hesitation. Jupiter expands and elevates the consciousness of everything that it touches. The pressure is building as old structures fall away. The ground will be unstable. It will be months, maybe even years, before the ground is settled enough to support the foundation for a new reality. (Please understand that the astrology is not creating the changes that are upon us, the planets are just players in the field like you and I.)

From my intuitive perspective, it feels as if there is indeed a Fall that we are about to witness. We, as a collective, experiencing the pandemic, economic challenges and significant changes to our way of life, are confident that we have already experienced the Fall of what was normal. How can the last few months of 2020 affect our already altered way of life?

Trials. Tribulations. Endings. Awakenings.

2020 is the year that the blindfold, that so many of us have lived with, will be removed. Forcibly. The unrest that we are witnessing is the collective (and individual) unconscious fighting against the changes that, we all know at some level, are inevitably coming. Even so, ther