First out we have By the Book (11/2) and A Change in the Wind (12/3), cards of sequential numbers with seemingly opposite natures. This is a movement from Capricornian reserved rigidity to no-holds-barred Aquarian change. In one month, Pluto will move into Aquarius for the first time in 248 years, and then it will retrograde back into Capricorn several times this year and next before settling in Aqua for nearly 40 years. This is a frustrating time, especially if you’re someone who feels restricted rather than comforted by rules, regulations and strict schedules. It’s like we’re compelled to fall in line with a system that is clearly wrong, clearly broken, all while having the illusion of stability torn away rather cruelly. I suspect this will continue at least until Pluto is well settled into Aqua, say in 2025.
The final two cards, Yang (1) and Co-Create (40/4), are about a different set of paradigms governing the movement of Saturn from Aquarius into Pisces (happening in the second week of March). Saturn, the authoritarian masculine, understands exactly what’s needed to for a new and better world—an end to the conflation of “value” with “economic productivity”—but cannot, will not force change. That change, for it to be real, worthwhile and long-lived, must come from a union of desire, an outcry of “ENOUGH!” from the collective will. It’s in Pisces that we merge deeply with the unconscious we all share as Earth humans. As we refocus on the lost parts of ourselves, on the deep, dark but intimately shared experience of pain and sorrow despite differences in circumstance, systemic change will begin to show… I hope.
(Deck: Wisdom of the Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid)