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Astrology of Saturday, June 20

We are at a moment where the karmic wave of our past history has ripened. The Moon is in Gemini, united with the Sun and the transiting North Node of the Moon. The North Node represents a point that couldn't be reached in the past, but the time to seize it is within our grasp. The ruler of Gemini is Mercury, retrograde in action right now, so it is recommending a course of self-reflection. Mercury is also opposing Pluto in Capricorn - so words, actions and ideas that are part of a past generation of authority is ripe for challenging. What does all this up to?

To put this in context, we have a presidential rally today in Tulsa at the site of the worst racial massacre in our history amid Black Lives Matters protests in Tulsa and around the world. Past and present are meeting (karma). We have a long shadow in this country of racism, which we have not been able to surmount. And many who are in power now have, like their predecessors, built this institution of racism into our country's power structure.

The First American Revolution had some good ideas, but did not go far enough. Even a Civil War did not dismantle racism - Reconstruction, Jim Crow followed. Even the riots in the 1960's didn't get the job done. We are at a place where karma is catching up to us. The union of the North Node, the Sun and the Moon opposing Pluto/Jupiter in Capricorn will provide a window of opportunity to change consciousness for a generation. Maybe our karma has reached critical mass.

This is happening when Pluto in Capricorn is very near a return to the place it occupied during the American Revolution. Values and identity (Chiron in Aries) are individual and spiritual (Neptune/Mars in Pisces) choices. The people are speaking with their voices and their actions. They are speaking (Mercury in Cancer) truth to power. (Pluto in Capricorn).

If we decide individually and then collectively that we will not be a racist nation, we will not be. No power on earth can stand against the will of the people if it is strong enough. And the demographics, allowing people of color to be a majority of the nation within a decade, makes this position more do-able.

The work is not done; there is no guarantee it will be easy. But it is possible. And it will take a Second American Revolution to achieve it, peaceful or not. The important thing is making a personal decision that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should be available to every person, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual or religious preference. I do love Uranus, and Uranus in Taurus is birthing a new and unexpected idea of what is possible.

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