We have a new astrology writer here at Positive Life! We’re thrilled to introduce the wonderful Rachelle Hicks with this sneak peek of her first article, which appeared in our new Summer 2020 issue. She spoke about how this year has offered us the opportunity to dive into the unknown. Read and enjoy!
Embracing The Unknown
The undercurrent of 2020 is transformation
by Rachelle Hicks
The general consensus among astrologers has been that we would look back on this time as being “life before 2020, and life after 2020.” This is due to our friends Saturn, Pluto, and Jupiter holding hands (conjunct) predominately in the sign of Capricorn. This indicates a huge transformation of our global society, influencing our structures, patterns, what we value, and how our desires are matching our long-term goals.
I think we’re fully aware of the change in the world over the past few months, but if we tune into the energetics, have you noticed the vibration shifting as we explore different ways to connect? Have you noticed (over the past couple of years) any niggling desires to step into a new, more authentic way of being? If there’s anything or any way of being that hasn’t resonated with your heart, this retreat marks a time to step into something new. We have support to embrace the unknown. The Saturn-Pluto conjunction marks the end of one 35-year cycle, and the beginning of a new 35-year cycle. The seeds we plant now will be part of a new structure for the next three and a half decades. This is the time to be truly honest with our hearts, to honour our highest excitement, and to step into the unknown with courage. This year of 2020, referring to 20/20 vision, is a year of restructuring in order to see more clearly.
Let’s not forget our friend Mercury going retrograde in Cancer from June 17th to July 12th. This is a time to be extra-vigilant about our thought hygiene. It’s a time to go slow, connect with family and friends, and allow plans and schedules to be fluid. Since this retrograde is in a water sign, it’s easy for intuition and non-verbal communication to be heightened, but we could be easily misunderstood. If conversation gets watered down in subjectivity, let’s remember the higher octave of Cancer through compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence. This is further emphasised with new moons in Cancer on both June 21st and July 20th. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
Rachelle is a Dublin-based Astrologer. She has studied with Blue Rose, and is currently enrolled in the 4-year Professional Astrologer’s Program at Astrology University. Contact her for Personal Natal Chart Readings at RachelleHicks.com