October - December 2019
The mutual aspects involving Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Pluto (see general remarks above) are still evident at the beginning of this period, but by November some changes are afoot, notably because Jupiter moves forward relatively quickly and all its aspects to the other heavy planets dissolve by the end of that month, with one exception: in early December Jupiter moves from Sagittarius into Capricorn and as it does so it begins a harmonious aspect with Uranus in the early degrees of Taurus.
All this will change the general background ‘feel’ quite a bit. In some ways, now that Jupiter is no longer linking in with Saturn, Neptune and Pluto it may feel as though there is less optimism around. To some extent this may not be a bad thing – the Jupiter-Neptune square tended to make for too much of an air of unreality and escapism. However, Saturn and Pluto are now more obvious for the lack of a Jupiter link, making associated problems more clearly visible. Jupiter will link with Saturn and Pluto again, this time in the same sign, as 2020 progresses, but that’s a story for then rather than now.
The trine between Jupiter and Uranus is intriguing and offers the possibility of unexpectedly helpful developments, finding new ways of looking at and tackling problems, especially in economic/material issues.
In late October/early November Mars in Libra squares the Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn, suggesting rather too clearly for comfort the issues surrounding the UK’s projected departure from the EU at that time! Even if that doesn’t actually happen [this is being written in late August] there will be a good deal of argument and possibly legal conflicts to be resolved. This will recede somewhat as Mars moves into Scorpio later in November; in mid December it harmoniously aspects Neptune and Saturn-Pluto helping to encourage a better balance between realism and aspiration to bring the year to an end.
All in all, perhaps even more so than ever before, this three-month period is one in which we all need to learn to hold our nerve and not to jump to conclusions – or to judgements – about people and circumstances. There is , however amazing it may seem, a plan behind it all: let’s take it as it comes and make the best of it. Who knows? We may be pleasantly surprised…