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Year 2020: HOT SPOTS: Jan 12 SATURN-PLUTO Conjunction at 22 CAP . . . April 4, June 30 and Nov 12 Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in CAP . . . Dec 21, Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction at 0 AQ happens every 20 years . . .
Heads Up: 2020 the year of Retrogrades! . . . FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE July 5, at 13 CAP 38 MERCURY DIRECT July 12 at 5 CAN 30 . . . NEW MOON July 20 at 28 CAN 27 . . . [ PLUTO Rx April 25 to Oct 4 . . . Jupiter Rx May 14 to September 12 . . . Neptune Rx June 22 to Nov 28 . . . Uranus Rx August 15 to Jan 14 2021 . . . Mars Rx September 9 to Nov 13 . . . NEXT Mercury Rx June 18, 2020 @14 CAN 46 to July 12, 2020 Mercury SD @CAN 30 . . . Previous MERCURY RX was February 16 2020 to March 9, 2020

To all doctors, nurses, hospital staff & First Responders, we say thanks with great gratitude.

JULY is an emotional hot spot all 30 days. The Total LUNAR Eclipse (13 Capricorn) finds the Sun at 13 Cancer. This oppositional flow creates a T-square with Mars in Aries. This Cosmic wild card highlights friction within family units, between couples, and with friends that are as close to us as family. As quarantines, social distancing and sheltering in place grate on the many, the necessity to do so will be clear. Huge spikes in Coronavirus numbers will move Governors and Mayors to backtrack radically on reopening venues. Domestic violence spikes (Mars in Aries in square to Cancer Eclipse Sun and Moon), civil unrest, shootings, and knifings (both ruled by Mars) will escalate. We have already witnessed this growing trend through much of June. Mercury in square to Mars alerts us to the possibility of nasty verbal arguements, upbraiding, angry debates, and spontaneous unrestrained outbursts. One example is a "Karen" at Trader Joe's in Los Angeles raging over the requirement that she wear a mask to shop in the store. WATCH WORDS: Detach, retreat, meditate, pray, dance, exercise, seek privacy as much as you need.

The Rod of Asclepius

Open your mind to give / receive spiritual, emotional, physical and mental knowledge; the gifts given by the great healer, ASCLEPIUS. The big picture still remains out of our control, but Higher Forces intervene for our good when least expected.

My Starcat boy, Shadow -- July 7, 2002 to April 28, 2020.
I miss you so.

Highlighted by popular request: Starcats Astrological Law & Order (Mundane/Political astrology rules) HERE

2020 Planet Motions, Eclipses, Time Changes & hot Planetary Aspects HERE! Also, 2019 info is still Available Here! Teaching Center & Planet Transit archives (including 2000-2019) is HERE!

Planet Motions, Eclipses & more for Year 2020 NOW POSTED!

HOT NEWS on asteroid Wuhan by Demetra George and Brenda Wilson. Yes! There is an asteroid for this! HIGHLIGHT: "Since then, it has been progressively passing over the South Node, Jupiter, Mars, Pluto and Saturn. It enters Aquarius mid-April, but by the end of May turns retrograde around 4 Aquarius and passes back over Saturn, Pluto and Jupiter. It turns direct at the end of August, once again contacting Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn until mid-November when it enters Aquarius for about the next four months. There it will prepare the way for the historic Jupiter Saturn conjunction near Winter Solstice." CLICK HERE: ASTEROID WUHAN

Saturn & Pluto: LET GO. It's not in your control. Set Your Soul Free

Brenda Wilson: "Angelic asteroids abound in these charts I have been discussing too. We will heal with patience and generosity. The Asclepius ( healer/doctor) asteroid is at the Wuhan Retrograde point at 4 Aquarius on Dec. 15, 2020, just as the asteroid Angel has passes over the US Ascendant degree. This activity is just prior to the Jupiter Saturn Exact conjunction. Maybe and angel force will join us here on earth for that, to show us that love really is our only way out!"

SATURN conjunct PLUTO, January 12, 2020. This is one of the harshest of aspects globally and personally. THIS IS ONE OF THE ASPECTS THAT PRESAGED THE OUTBREAK of COVID19, a global pandemic. This aspect is KEY for the United states as when Pluto reaches 27 degrees Capricorn in 2022 (Feb 21 and Dec 29, respectively), The USA will experience her first PLUTO RETURN of her 246 year existence. Rules of patience, civility and courtesy still apply. Cultivate compassion, gentility, civility and extend mercy to all that lives.

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Farmer’s Almanac

Be still and know that I am God

We will rise from Saturn and Pluto's ashes.
Even when if feel caught in the web.
All things change.

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"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather....In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or is dehumanized." -- Goethe

The way ahead is lit by our trust in inner visions.

"How can I be substantial if I fail to cast a Shadow? One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.”- C.G. Jung

10 April 2033 – 1 CAP/CAN


It's Here! Starcats' 2020 Planet Motions & Eclipses 2020.

You can still check 2019's Planetary motions & Eclipses HERE.

Mark your calendars for 2020's first Mercury retrograde. All of the little guy's motion twitches will be included in my soon-to-come 2020 Motion Guide. Info on the next one is below. Additional resources including past years' archives located HERE

Next Mercury Retrograde: Oct 13, 2020, Rx degree is 11 SCORPIO 40. Mercury is Stationary Direct on November 3, 2020, SD degree is 25 LIBRA 54 . Retrograde Shadow begins on September 23, 2020 at 25 LIBRA 54. Mercury is out of Retrgrade Shadow on November 19, 2020, at 11 SCORPIO 40.

Mercury was the only entity allowed access to both Mt. Olympus and hell by the Gods. Mercury is the guide between the conscious and unconscious. He's the Psychopomp and Loki the trickster from Norse mythology. He is quicksilver and also the healer, Hermes. Mercury is my chart ruler!

Troubleshooter's Bonus Transits Report:
Mark your calendars -- Mars opposite Saturn Dates:

29 May 2017 - 25 GE/SAG
14 June 2019 – 18 CAN/CAP
1 July 2021 – 12 LE/AQ
20 July 2023 – 5 VIR/PISC
8 August 2025 – 1 LI/AR
29 August 2027 – 27 LI/AR
15 September 2029 – 24 SC/TAU
28 September 2031 - 21 SAG/GE
10 April 2033 – 1 CAP/CAN


"We are lived by powers we pretend to understand." – James Hillman

“Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is.” -- Parker J. Palmer

“Transformation is not a future event. It is a present activity.”—Jillian Michaels

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” Carl Sagan, from his book, CONTACT

Coming Soon: HOT Planetary Configurations to Watch in 2020!

Conscious living doesn't grant us immunity from troubles, but we are able to transform our stumbling stones into stepping stones.

Planets at Work

Current Planets

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Uranus-Pluto Squares Still In Effect for the USA:

Transits of the Moon and planets moving through the cardinal signs Aries, Libra, Cancer and Capricorn will re-ignite the stress of the Uranus-Pluto squares. Technically, we aren't out of the woods until Uranus leaves Aries for Taurus in May of 2019.

Note: The Uranus-Pluto square has separated by transit for us personally, but not so for the chart of the USA. Uranus has reached the 3rd decanate (last 15 degrees) degrees of Aries bringing it into a square relationship to the USA's birth chart Pluto at 27 Capricorn. The exact square takes place late in 2018 and in 2019 before Uranus moves on to Taurus.

Saturn will transit into Capricorn on December 21, 2017. In the next 18 months Saturn will conjoin Pluto and also receive the square From Uranus. We have entered a volatile, critical time in United States history. How much freedom vs. repression will we the people experience? Since the USA's sector or house of the people's money is highly challenged by the foregoing, forces out of our control involving national and international markets are likely to throw us back into a Recession in the next two years. Caution. Make sure you watch your finances.

Any weighty planet such as Saturn or Pluto igniting 15-16 degrees will manifest in unique and personal ways for us. Pluto hovers near these degrees during his long retrograde phases this year and next as will Saturn once he moves into Capricorn December 2017.

Full Ur-Pl Square Timeline:

06/24/12 - 08 AR/CAP
09/19/12 - 07 AR/CAP
05/20/13 - 11 AR/CAP
11/01/13 - 09 AR/CAP
04/22/14 - 13 AR/CAP
12/15/14 - 12 AR/CAP
03/16/15 - 15 AR/CAP (Exact)
Effecting us through May 2015

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Wishing you safety, health, joy and abundance In JULY 2020!

In memoriam, my dad, Knute F. Dobkins, December 13, 1921 -- January 21, 2012, for my brother Knute F. Dobkins, Jr., October 17, 1955 -- September 20, 2015, & for my mother, Bettye Jean Dobkins, August 5, 1927 -- May 23, 2018.

Be prepared. That's what the truth and astrology do for us. We gain the edge by seeing things exactly as they are. Not by how we wish they would be. -- Starcats

The best investment you can make right now is the one you make in YOU. All change happens on the inside first as an intention, then as a purging of old, useless and outdated parts of self that leads us to a realignment with our Authentic Self. At that stage, we are then ready to SPEAK OUR WORD and let loose the energy that will manifest our future goals and dreams. Let astrology help!

Timing is Everything! Be sure you're connected to yours!

Starcats 2020

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