Trauma & Transformation

Saturn Opposite North Node
Apr 30th 20 Cap 31
Jul 4th 17 Cap 37
Sep 28th 13 Cap 59 & New Moon 5 Lib 20

Capricorn is the home sign of Saturn and Cancer the domain of the moon. Pluto is the planet of destruction and purification, and the lunar Nodes are indicators of the past (South) and future (North). Back on April 4th, Pluto, along with the South Node of the moon, formed an exact opposition to the North Node of the moon. Beginning on April 30th, Saturn and the South Node will begin a series of three oppositions to the North Node. Those will occur until early autumn and while both Saturn and Pluto are retrograde. Saturn, Pluto and the South Node are in the sign of Capricorn and the North Node is in Cancer. These signs are concerned with parenting and caregiving. Throughout 2019, the Capricorn/Cancer axis is especially active. In part, this is because three of the year’s four eclipses are taking place in Capricorn and Cancer, including a total solar eclipse in Cancer set for July 2nd.

What Pluto and the South Node began unearthing in early April will send powerful shockwaves over the next five months, if not throughout the remainder of the year. That Pluto goes retrograde on April 24th and Saturn on the 29th is a further indication that past deeds are bound to be revisited. In addition to the emphasis on the past created by nostalgic Cancer, the South Node connections and the retrogradation of both Saturn and Pluto, most of informative Mercury’s next retrograde in July will be spent in Cancer. Bookending all of these events, the year’s first eclipse, a solar one in Capricorn, took place on January 5th and its final eclipse, a partial solar one also in Capricorn, will happen on December 26th.

Pluto & Saturn Retrogrades
Apr 24th Pluto Rx 23 Cap 09
Oct 3rd Pluto dir 20 Cap 38
Apr 29th Saturn Rx 20 Cap 31
Sep 18th Saturn dir 13 Cap 55

Mercury Retrograde in Cancer/Leo
Jun 20th enters Rx zone 23 Can 57
Jul 7th Rx 4 Leo 28
Jul 31st direct
Aug 11th leaves Can
Aug 15th leaves Rx zone

There are multiple scenarios for how these alignments will play out, but there’s an unmistakable emphasis on trauma and transformation. And it’s about to intensify. In our personal lives, this is a time for healing childhood hurts and traumas and for resolving outstanding issues between parents and children. Saturn represents sobriety, reality and law enforcement, and Pluto frequents the Underworld and is one of the three society-shaping outer planets. In Capricorn, their focus is on systemic reform. Because Capricorn deals with banking, institutions and government, on the global stage, we’re likely to witness the exposure of child trafficking networks and their high-profile supporters. In short, a perfect storm is now underway, a storm intent on bringing dark to light.

Capricorn/Cancer Eclipses 2019
Jan 5th Solar Eclipse 15 Cap 25
Jul 2nd Total Solar Eclipse 10 Can 38
Dec 26th Partial Solar Eclipse 4 Cap 07

Also see this post about Pluto’s opposition to the North Node

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