“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
This famous quote by Mike Tyson, former heavyweight boxing champion, sums up where we all are at the moment.
Sure, our grand plans both at the personal and collective level collapsed right in front of us in the light of current circumstances.
But the question is – what do we do now?
How do we get back on our feet? And what kind of structure (if any) can we expect to build for ourselves and others?
With Saturn (the planet of boundaries and structure), which entered Aquarius on March 21st 2020 and will stay in the sign of the Water Bearer until July 1st 2020, this question is more relevant than ever.
Mars also joined Saturn in Aquarius at the 0 degree on March 31st 2020, sharpening our collective focus even further on building structures.
0 degree is the first degree of a sign in which the energy is raw and pure. So, whatever structure Mars and Saturn are paving the way for will be new and unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius in classical astrology, and Uranus is the ruler of Aquarius in modern astrology. Aquarius represents the collective.
Hence, it’s important to take into account what both Saturn and Uranus are up to, and how we are all going to be collectively impacted.
Uranus in Taurus will square Saturn in Aquarius in the next few months. The clashes between Saturn and Uranus are demanding that we take action for change – the type of change that restructures and revolutionizes how we move forward.
Uranus (the planet of revolution and innovation) is considered to be an oddball and is different from the other planets in our solar system.
Unlike other planets, Uranus spins on its side. So, the changes that are underway will be original and our focus will spin at a different direction.
Already, we’re experiencing how our collective focus has shifted drastically from one end of the spectrum to another. Those who rarely made headline news or graced covers of mainstream magazines, including cleaners, delivery people, postal workers, supermarket staff, caretakers and medical workers, are now heroes.
We are now acutely aware of how are lives are directly affected by those who provide service to the public.
The nurse who risks her life and the lives of her loved ones by working long shifts is now looked at with great admiration and gratitude.
Right now, nobody cares about Donald Trump’s latest tweets. It’s almost unfathomable when we remember that just a few weeks ago Trump’s tweets were the main topic of conversation for many.
Regular people in service to others are the heroes, not Heads of State and certainly not celebrities. I can’t think of anything more Aquarian (common people) than this!
This is a preview of what’s to come when Saturn (followed by Jupiter) re-enters Aquarius in December 18th 2020 to stay until March 7th 2023.
After December 2020, we will be entering into a new world.
The structure that will be built in the new world will be different from what we’ve been accustomed to. It is guaranteed to be NOT what we expect.
Needless to say, the new world will be inundated with problems and challenges, just like any other era. I’m certainly not trying to paint a picture of euphoria here.
But, any structure we build in our lives and in the lives of others in the new world will HAVE to take into account the needs of the collective because our survival will depend on it.
So, to answer the question – what do we do now?
How do get back on our feet after we’ve been punched in the mouth?
We get back on our feet by taking into account the needs of everyone and by being aware of how our lives are inherently inter-connected with one another.
At a time like this, a famous quote by a biographer, about Franklin D. Roosevelt’s legacy in leading the masses in the United States through the Great Depression and World War II, resonates powerfully: “He lifted himself from a wheelchair to lift the nation from its knees.”
Interestingly, Saturn was in Aquarius when FDR became the president in 1933. Also, Uranus was in Taurus during much of his presidential tenure.
In the world we’re entering, we’ll survive and thrive by rising and lifting ourselves up like FDR (no matter what our circumstances are) to create a symbiotic structure that benefits all.
The paradox is each of us will have to do this individually while taking into consideration the lives of the collective, no matter what our governments and major corporations are doing (or not doing).
Right now, the only way we can move forward is to be the FDR in our lives and in the lives of others.
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