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Timing Cycles of Life with Secondary Progressions – Astrology

I discuss how we can predict the timing of cycles of growth, versus cycles of contraction, using the fascinating and very informative astrological technique known as Secondary Progressions.

Please note that this in not intended to be an exhaustive tutorial about this application of astrology. Rather, this is merely an introduction to some basic, but very powerful, aspects of Progressions. 
This episode was published on March 7, 2024 at 11:11am EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.I’m your host, John Irving.

It is March 7th, 2024.

This episode is dedicated to a very interesting aspect of astrology that deals with what is called the Secondary Progressed Lunation Cycle.

That’s quite a mouthful, but let me explain why this is so interesting and why, if you’re studying astrology, this is something you definitely want to know about.

I’m going to be approaching this in as simple terms as I can because it’s very important to understand the fundamentals of how we calculate Secondary Progressions.

This is one of those topics that if you’re a novice and you first look at your Secondary Progressions, it can be a bit confusing because you don’t understand why they are calculated the way that they are.

It’s actually really simple, but in my experience, I haven’t come across a lot of clear explanations as to how it works, and if you don’t understand how it works, it can be a bit confusing at first. I hope to dispel that so that you can take advantage of this knowledge to gain insights into various phases and cycles of your life. So bear with me, I’ll try and keep it as simple as possible.

Also, if you happen to be listening to this by podcast, you’ll almost certainly want to view this on YouTube instead because I have created quite a few graphics that will help us visualize how Secondary Progressions unfold.

This is not a complete tutorial about Secondary Progressions. I’m focused mainly on a few key factors that tend to show up or indicate cycles of life. But once you see how these play out, you can then go on and study this more deeply if you wish to. But what I’m going to provide here today, I think, is very important and very valuable, like I said.

The technical term for this is “Secondary Progressions,” but just for the sake of brevity, from here on in I may simply refer to them as “Progressions.”

In Secondary Progressions, the Sun moves a degree per year. So the math is really simple.

Each sign is 30 degrees and there are 12 Signs. 30 times 12 equals 360 degrees, a circle.

If you’re born at 10 degrees of Aries, at age 10 your Progressed Sun will be at 20 degrees of Aries.

If you’re born at 5 degrees of Scorpio, at age 10 your Progressed Sun will be at 15 degrees of Scorpio. At age 20 your Progressed Sun will be at 25 degrees of Scorpio. At age 30 your Progressed Sun will be at 5 degrees of Sagittarius.

Very simple.

The Moon and the other planets move at different speeds. Let me explain why.

This is where it can get a bit confusing for people. If you take your natal chart and you looked at the transits every day starting from the day you’re born, let’s say that on the 10th day of your life there was a Full Moon. In your Secondary Progressions, that Full Moon would occur in your 10th year of life.

So it’s a year per day. You need to wrap your head around that.

If there’s a New Moon 14 days later, there would be a New Moon in your Progressions at 24 years of life.

So all we’re doing with Secondary Progressions is we’re mapping each day of life from when you’re born to every year of life. So if you looked at the transits on your 30th day of life, it would map to your Progressions in the 30th year of life. That’s the fundamental way that Secondary Progressions work. It’s a pretty cool concept.

Let’s say that the average person lives to be 80 years old. That means that by Secondary Progressions, the Sun will move 80 degrees in the course of that 80 year life.

So if you start out with your Sun in late Sag, your Progressed Sun might end up in Pisces, depending on what degree of Sag you were born in. So it’s really simple from that perspective.

One of the things that I think confuses people about Progressions is that if you have software and you look at your progress chart at a given point in time, the outer planets, like Pluto and Uranus and Neptune, barely move at all. Well that’s because in the first 80 days of your life, those planets just don’t move very much in that amount of time.

Pluto takes about 248 years to go around the zodiac, so it moves very little over the span of 80 days, or 30 days, or whatever it is. Whereas, for example, the Moon has a 28 day cycle, so there could be 2 or 3 Full Moons in the course of a lifetime, or 2 or 3 New Moons.

And maybe Mercury goes retrograde on the 40th day of your life, which would equate to Mercury going retrograde by progression in the 40th year of life.

Do you get it?

Now, there’s other things that occur here as well too, like your midheaven Progresses and your Ascendant Progresses.

And it gets a little more complicated there too because there are several different ways of calculating the Progressed Ascendant that vary by a few degrees, depending on which calculations you use. And the system you’re using to calculate these may or may not have the ability to change which calculations you’re using.

But again, to keep this fairly simple, I want to focus on a couple things.

One is, when the Progressed Sun changes Signs, that usually indicates a fairly significant period of change.

Each sign is 30 degrees. Let’s say you’re born at 10 degrees of Aquarius. At 20 years old, your Progressed Sun moves into Pisces. Very different energies.

What happens is that this is like another dimension of ourselves and when the Progressed Sun changes Signs, we begin to express more of the energies of the sign that the Progressed Sun moves into.

So you’re still in Aquarius but your vibration changes so that you have more Piscean qualities when that occurs. Or if you’re born a Virgo and your Progressed Sun moves into Libra, you will express more Libra type qualities and have experiences that are more Libran. So we’re not static entirely.

The same can be said for the Progressed Moon which moves at a different speed altogether. It moves approximately 13 degrees per year. It spends, on average, about 2.3 years in each sign. Or house, depending on what house system you use. I use whole sign houses so it’s pretty straightforward. If your Progressed Moon moves into Libra, it’s going to be in there for about 2.3 years.

We can also look at what happens if your Progressed Sun, say, conjuncts Saturn or makes an aspect to some other planet or point. In other words, Progressions to points in our natal chart.

And there’s another dimension as well which is transits to our Progressed positions. Or what happens when planets go retrograde. But that is beyond the scope of what I want to get into here today. I want to keep this fairly simple.

The planets that move the most in Secondary Progressions are the faster moving planets or points like the Moon, Mercury, Venus, to a lesser extent Mars, and then when you get into the slower moving planets, like I said, they tend to move very little.

Again I want to keep this fairly simple and try not to confuse people further if I haven’t already.

But let’s just consider the Progressed lunation cycle itself. It goes like this.. Progressed New Moons and Progressed Full Moons tend to mark significant points in life. New Moons, of course, are new beginnings and Full Moons are culminations where cycles or energies reach a maximum.

There’s one thing here too that people need to understand about New Moons. Everybody says that New Moons are times for setting intentions, for example, or new beginnings, planting seeds. But one of the things that’s often not conveyed very clearly, I don’t think, is that New Moons are not necessarily when things start to manifest.

I often describe New Moons as being like Spring where it’s the end of the Winter and a new cycle of growth is about to begin.

But most of the activity, like in nature at that point, is happening beneath the surface. The buds are just about to start coming out. The seeds are underground, about to germinate or starting to germinate. But they haven’t really made themselves evident yet. And that’s kind of like how New Moons manifest.

If you’re a gardener, you’ll be aware of the risks of planting things prematurely. If things go wrong, you can waste a lot of time and money.

New Moons are a bit like The Fool card in the Tarot deck where you’re just open to possibilities and you’re in a bit of a void. You don’t have a lot of detailed expectations. You’re just like an open vessel.

So New Moons are often preceded by periods of endings. It’s the Balsamic phase where one cycle is winding down and coming to a close.

That period is generally not a good time for initiating major new projects or activities because the energy is waning. You haven’t yet come to the New Moon point where new beginnings or the seeds of them get planted. It’s after the New Moon, as the energy gradually begins waxing or increasing, that we start to see things happening.

So the New Moon itself is actually kind of like a period of limbo because we’re just beginning a new journey. But we haven’t actually traveled yet, if that makes sense.

So we need to be aware that the Balsamic phase of the Lunar Cycle is when the energies kind of come internally and very introspectively as we reflect on the past cycle.

Cut our losses sometimes. We’re kind of clearing the decks or going Zen in a way to try and make space for what is to come next. But we don’t yet fully know what’s going to come next.

We have to let go of the past to allow new things to come in and then we start moving forward with more vigor and energy as the Lunar Cycle begins to wax. And again, it will culminate 14 days or 14 years later. 14 days by Lunar Cycles, 14 years by progression cycles.

So it’s very helpful to know where you are in that cycle.

And culminations, like the Full Moon, does not necessarily mean or indicate a period of success. It just indicates a culmination.

You may have spent the previous 14 days, or 14 years, going off on all kinds of different directions, not being clear about where you’re going or why, or being off course. And the culmination is just simply a realization that, well, things didn’t work out the way I expected them to. I didn’t get the results I wanted, I have to try something else. So culmination, or the Full Moon, can be failure or success, or anything in between, depending, right?

So where these New Moons and Full Moons occur, what Signs and what houses are instructive, and what aspects they make to your natal chart. The degree, like if it’s 29 degrees or 0 degrees, the condition of the house ruler, is it forming an eclipse, and so forth?

But it’s very helpful to understand how these cycles are playing out because, especially with Progressions, these are longer cycles.

It’s interesting to note that the Progressed lunation cycle, which is about 28 years, is very close to the Saturn cycle, which is 28-29 years. That’s a fascinating correlation.

But nonetheless, let’s look at some examples, graphically, to help you understand how this can kind of play out in time. And this is a lot to absorb, so you may need to listen to this again.

For some time now, I have been putting transcripts of my episodes on my website. Sometimes our comprehension, or our ability to absorb and retain information, is better when we read versus listen. So some people like to read. If you want to do that, check my website at if that applies to you.

So let’s look at some graphics that will help illustrate this. If you want all the details, they are on the graphics. You can pause and look at them.

It’s going to vary for everybody, depending on your own natal chart, of course. Your Sun may be in a different sign, different house, and so forth. But the same rules will apply, mathematically.

Planetary Directions.
Planetary rotation is counterclockwise except for the Nodes and retrograde planets.

The planets move counterclockwise in astrology, except for the Nodes, which are always retrograde, or moving clockwise. Or planets when they’re retrograde, which is temporary.

Natal Sun Position.
An example astrology chart showing the natal Sun position at birth.

The first graphic shows somebody with a natal Sun at 10 degrees of Pisces. So using a natural house system, their Sun would be in the 12th house. And in this case, their Ascendant is at 12 degrees of Aries.

If you have software, and you want to actually make a chart to compare this to, you can see the birth details in the graphic.

Progressed Sun 0 Aries
The Secondary Progressed Sun enters Aries and the 1st house at age 20.

In the graphic on the screen now, I am demonstrating how, at age 20, the Progressed Sun will be at 0 degrees of Aries. Each sign is 30 degrees, started out at 10 degrees of Pisces. So 20 degrees later, or 20 years later, the Sun will move from Pisces into Aries.

This is a very significant shift, because the Sun is changing Signs. It’s moving from a mutable sign into a cardinal sign, and house in this case. And it’s moving into a sector of the astrology chart that is very self-oriented.

The 12th house is very introverted or introspective. The 1st house is very extroverted and self-oriented, and much more visible.

So this person would probably go through a pretty big shift, where suddenly they become much more self-expressive and assertive, and outwardly active, than they had been for the first 20 years of life.

Progressed Sun Ascendant.
The Secondary Progressed Sun conjuncts the Ascendant at age 32.

The chart on your screen now shows when the Progressed Sun will conjunct the natal Ascendant at 12 degrees of Aries. The Sun started out at 10 degrees of Pisces. At age 20, it crosses 0 degrees of Aries. And then 12 years later, or 12 degrees later, the Progressed Sun will conjunct the natal Ascendant.

This is also a very significant point, because it adds another dimension to this energy of self-expression and self-orientation and self-identity, because the Ascendant degree is very visible to others, and it is the interface between us and other people and the world.

And of course, this will occur at age 32 in this case. 20 degrees of Pisces, 12 degrees of Aries equals 32.

Progressed Sun 0 Taurus.
The Secondary Progressed Sun enters Taurus and the 2nd house at age 50.

Here the Progressed Sun, at age 50, has moved to 0 degrees of Taurus. It’s traveled 20 degrees in Pisces, 30 degrees in Aries, which brings us to 0 degrees of Taurus.

So again, another shift, the person will start experiencing and manifesting more of the qualities of Taurus. At age 50, their resources, which provide them with security and a sense of control over their environment and experience, will become more prominent in their life, and all of the themes that we associate with Taurus will be heightened both in their expression and experience.

Progressed Sun 0 Gemini.
The Secondary Progressed Sun enters Gemini and the 3rd house at age 80.

Thirty years later, the Progressed Sun will enter Gemini at age 80, again, since each sign is 30 degrees.

It will be another 30 years before the Progressed Sun would move into Cancer, which would take them to 110 years old. Most people aren’t going to live that long, but if they did, it would occur at age 110. And again, this is where the themes of Gemini become more prominent in their experience and in their consciousness.

Progressed Sun All.
The Secondary Progressed Sun ingresses and conjunction to the Ascendant.

So you can see how the math of the Progressed Sun is pretty simple to understand. It’s just a question of looking at your own personal chart, establishing the degree of your Sun, and doing some basic one degree per year math to figure out when your Sun is going to change Signs or houses and so forth.

And again, when the Sun moves into different Signs, it tends to mark significant points in our journey of life and what themes are going to be present for us.

Now let’s look at the Lunar Cycle. Again, the same chart with a natal Sun at 10 degrees of Pisces.

Natal Moon.
The natal Sun and Moon positions at birth.

In this case, this individual has a natal Moon at 24 degrees of Scorpio at birth. A Full Moon would have occurred prior to their birth, so they were born in a waning cycle of the Moon. Remember, the planets move counterclockwise around the chart.

Progressed Balsamic Phase.
The Secondary Progressed Balsamic phase commences at age 5 years and 3 months.

Born on February 29, 2016, this individual will enter the Balsamic phase of the Lunar Cycle by progression on May 19, 2021. The Balsamic phase spans 45 degrees.

By this time, the Progressed Sun has moved to 15.5 degrees of Pisces, and we’re calculating the Balsamic phase backwards from there, which brings us to half a degree of Aquarius. So this Balsamic phase will span May 19, 2021 through September 26, 2024.

People that are born under a Balsamic Moon are born into this energy of completion. So they will often have a lot of encounters with people that may be not necessarily permanent that are occurring so that they can clear up karma and clear their slate, so to speak, so that in the next incarnation they can begin a whole new cycle. We need to go through these periodically to, like I said, clear the decks.

So again, people born under a Balsamic Moon can experience a lot of endings in life where you meet people, you have intense experiences, a lot of stuff happens in a fairly short period of time, and then you move on. Because you have other people that you need to clear karma or clear ties with to make room for your future incarnations.

It’s also not uncommon for these people to express an interest in spirituality, again, the turning inwards.

We are finishing up a cycle and a new cycle will commence at the Progressed New Moon where the Moon and the Sun meet, which I will demonstrate now.

Progressed Balsamic Phase.
The first Secondary Progressed New Moon occurs at age 8 years and 7 months.

Here we can see that on September 26th of 2024, this individual will have a Progressed New Moon at 19 degrees of Pisces. The first Progressed New Moon in this case will occur at age 8 years and just under 7 months. So 8 years and 7 months.

This is a significant period of the beginning of new beginnings. Effectively, the beginning of a new 27 or 28 year cycle.

And the condition of this point in time, relative to the natal chart and relative to transits, can inform us a lot about what the nature of this new cycle will be about.

1st Progressed Full Moon.
The first Secondary Progressed Full Moon occurs at age 23.

In this graphic, we can see that the Progressed Full Moon will reach a culmination or a Full Moon when the Moon is 180 degrees opposite of the Progressed Sun. In this case, the Sun at this point has Progressed to 3 degrees 17 minutes of Aries in the first house and the Moon is at the opposite point, which is 3 degrees and 17 minutes of Libra.

The first Progressed Full Moon will occur at just under 23 years from birth and 14 years and 5 months from the Progressed New Moon. As I described before, this is the culmination of what began about 14 years prior at the Progressed New Moon, which occurred at 19 degrees of Pisces in the 12th house.

2nd Progressed New Moon.
The second Secondary Progressed New Moon occurs at age 38.

Here we can see the second Progressed New Moon, which will occur at 18 degrees of Aries on February 18th of 2054 at just under 38 years of age. So a major new cycle begins for this person at about 38 years old, characterized by the qualities of the first house and in this case, Aries. This New Moon was just under 15 years from the Full Moon and about 29 and a half years from the first New Moon.

So in this example we can see how the Progressed Sun moves through the Signs and houses and roughly when and we can see the Progressed lunation cycle playing out over these longer time spans. Again, these indicate fairly significant periods of change in our lives and it’s definitely worth paying attention to these things.

If for example, you’re in a Balsamic phase of the Lunar Cycle by progression, it might not be the best time to go out and take on some huge new project that requires a lot of drive and ambition and some good luck because the energies may actually be waning. It might be better to wait until the Progressed New Moon or after when the energies are flowing more in the direction of growth and expansion.

It’s not to say that we can’t accomplish great things when the Progressed Moon is waning. Like maybe you’re writing a book and you publish it at the New Moon or just after the New Moon and all that time that you spend working on your book and writing and researching is occurring during the waning phase when your world is focused more inwardly. And then you move outwardly into the world when the Progressed Moon is in its waxing cycle. Or maybe during the waning cycle you are reaping the rewards that you generated during the waxing cycle.

There are also opening and closing squares that occur during the lunation cycle. There are a lot of other things I could talk about but due to just the amount of time here, I want to keep this fairly simple.

So do check your Progressions and look for some of these key developments I’ve described here. Pay attention to the lunation cycle and pay attention to the Progressed Sun moving through the Signs making conjunctions to planets in your natal chart and so forth. And watch how those play out, it’s fascinating.

Then you can look at transits to your birth chart over the first 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 days of life to see these patterns unfolding that you can project forward throughout the years.

If you find this is all a bit overwhelming, you can always book a reading with me and I’d be happy to walk through how this is playing out for you personally. As well as of course your transits, your natal astrology and so forth.

Where are you in your Progressed lunation cycle? How have you noticed these kinds of shifts playing out?

Let us know in the comments, other people find your experience valuable and insightful and it can help them understand the phase of life that they’re in and how it might play out for them.

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USA Progressed New Moon – March 25, 2024

I discuss the imminent USA Secondary Progressed New Moon which will occur on March 25, 2024. This is a significant astrological event that occurs about every 29 years.

The sign, house and degree of Secondary Progressed lunation events can inform us a lot about what this coming cycle may hold for America.

In this case there is a Lunar Eclipse occurring on the same day followed by a major Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024 that makes striking aspects to the USA natal chart, as well as the nations’ ongoing Chiron Return.

This episode was published on YouTube on March 16, 2024 at 10:46pm ADT.

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Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary. I’m your host, John Irving.

It is March 16th, 2024.

There are two versions of this episode. One is short, it’s an executive summary. This is the long version where I go into a lot more detail.

If you don’t have a lot of time or aren’t interested in a lot of detail, you may prefer the shorter version. It has the word “Summary” in the title. And of course, I’ll link that in the episode description.

Today, I want to talk about something that I think is very interesting. I actually noticed this a couple months ago, believe it or not. But I had to make a whole episode explaining some of the basics of Progressions because I felt like some of my listeners may not have a full understanding of how they work.

And it takes quite a bit of effort to produce an episode like this because there’s a lot of graphics and a tremendous amount of calculations that I have to double and triple check. And even then, I’m not entirely sure that I don’t make a typographical error or something, but I try not to.

So in between my other episodes, I’ve been working on this. And I want to present that here to you today.

I strongly encourage you to watch that episode, by the way. It was published on March 7th of 2024 and it is titled “Timing Cycles of Life with Secondary Progressions.” That’s a good primer on how some of these secondary progressed lunation events unfold and occur.

As usual, I will be putting links in the episode description to related episodes. So you can find a link to it there.

Also, again, there will be quite a few important graphics in this episode. So if you happen to be listening to this by podcast, you probably want to watch this on YouTube instead. It’s hard to conceptualize this without visual aids.

The USA Secondary Progressed New Moon occurs on March 25, 2024 at 19° 26′ Pisces.

So what I noticed quite some time ago was that on March 25th of 2024, that’s about two weeks from now, the United States of America has a Secondary Progressed New Moon occurring in the fourth house at 19 degrees and 26 minutes of Pisces. This is a very important event, as I described in my primer on this topic.

Most New Moons mark the beginnings of new 28-29 year cycles and they occur in different signs and different houses through the zodiac. As far as I’m aware, I haven’t seen anybody talk about this, and I think it’s quite notable given the political and social environment in the United States right now. It’s something we should pay attention to.

As I mentioned in my previous episode, I may just refer to Secondary Progressions as “Progressions” for the sake of brevity.

Now I am using what is known as the Sibly chart for the United States of America based on a birth date of July 4th, 1776 at 5:10 pm LMT in Philadelphia. There are a few charts that people use for the United States, but this is the most commonly used one and it is used by many top astrologers.

We can make and study astrology charts for organizations, institutions, corporations, or any entity that we can define an inception date for.

A couple years ago, I did a whole episode on the USA Pluto return, and as far as I’m concerned, if we look at what’s been happening in the United States in recent years politically and socially, it’s pretty much irrefutable that that relates to the USA Pluto return, which is a very rare transit, and that to me makes a very compelling case for the accuracy or near-accuracy of the Sibly chart. If we’re objective about it, it’s very hard to dispute. The recent political tumult is completely unprecedented historically. There is no analog for it, not unless you go back to the Civil War itself.

Also, on the morning of 9/11, transiting Pluto was exact within 17 minutes – that’s minutes, not degrees – of the US natal Ascendant in the Sibly chart at 12° 21’ of Sagittarius. That is dramatically precise.

I don’t have time to cover how this might play out or not using the various birth times that are available. Not only would that be very time-consuming, it would be very confusing. So I’m setting that issue aside. Again, many of the leading astrologers use this chart. And the timing of the USA Pluto return validates it.

I also looked up the Sabian symbol for 19-20 degrees of Pisces, where this progressed New Moon is occurring, which reads “A Table Set for an Evening Meal.”

That’s very interesting because it plays into this theme of the fourth house and the people. It’s like a gathering, the family coming together. It’s a period of harmony. It’s a period of people setting aside their worries and cares and coming together to enjoy the fruit of their efforts. It’s the preparation and anticipation for a coming together that will occur very soon, where people set aside their differences. So it sets a very evocative image for this degree that I think is quite relevant.

In my previous episode, I discussed the Balsamic phase of this cycle and how that plays out, and I’m not going to explain all that here again.

The USA Secondary Progressed Balsamic Moon phase commenced on November 28, 2020.

In this case, I calculated that the Balsamic phase of this progressed lunation cycle began November 28th of 2020, and of course it will end at the New Moon on March 25th of this year. So it has spent 3 years, 3 months, and 26 days in the Balsamic phase.

I find this particularly interesting given all of the challenges that have come up in recent years in America, politically and socially. Because the Balsamic phase is really a phase of endings, where there’s kind of a turning inwards. The energy is cycling down in preparation for the New Moon, which will occur in a couple of weeks, and then the energy starts to cycle up. So we’re going from a period of retrenchment into the beginning of a period of growth.

It’s also interesting that this is occurring in the fourth house, because the fourth house in mundane astrology, or the astrology of nations or worldly affairs, which is a little different than it is for personal astrology charts, the fourth house represents the people and the mood of the people.

The USA Sibly Natal chart highlighting a prominent square between Mars and Neptune.

In the US Sibly chart, there’s a very prominent square between Mars and Neptune. Neptune rules the fourth house. This aspect can lead to acts of aggression, violence, or even war that is not based in reality, or that is based in delusion, or that is somehow misguided. That needs to be kept in mind when considering the US fourth house.

So there’s a lot of people on both the right and the left politically who are dissatisfied with the status quo. They’re unhappy with the way things are, the old ways are not working. Pretty much everybody is unhappy about something, and in some cases it’s quite extreme.

Even with the election that’s coming up, people are unhappy with all of the candidates or prospects for the presidency. Of course, there are some people who support the current candidates, but pretty much everyone agrees, they’re not perfect.

It’s also really interesting to note that the January 6th, 2021 insurrection in Washington DC occurred about 5 weeks after the progressed Balsamic moon phase commenced. I just find the timing of that so interesting. And there’s been a lot of focus on this whole question of the 2020 election and that’s still playing out now.

And of course, Joe Biden was elected on November 3rd of 2020, just before the Balsamic phase technically began, but we’re so close. We’re into that waning energy of that moon phase. So it’s no wonder people are upset and unhappy about the way things are.

Again, for more detail about how these phases work, see my previous episode, which is a bit of a tutorial about the basic aspects of this.

So like I said, during the Balsamic phase, it’s not a period of growth, it’s a period of turning inwards and it can be very frustrating because it’s hard to express your energies during this cycle if you try and start or create or build new things during this phase. It’s a bit like swimming upstream because the energy is flowing the other way. But that should start to flip around come March 25th of this year.

I also calculate that after the progressed New Moon, the moon will progress to the first degree of Aries on December 5th of this year. So the fifth house is a lighter energy generally and more expressive and creative energy than the fourth. Although the US fifth house is fiery, it’s generally a more creative and expressive energy. So December 5th may represent a shift into a bit more of a fun or lighter side of self-expression.

One of the things that has been very prominent during this period in America has been this grievance and a desire to go back to some mythical past that never really existed. You know, that is kind of fourth house stuff for the people.

Also, there’s been many issues around housing and housing affordability, and a lot of people have moved. And we had all of the effects of what happened during the pandemic when a lot of people had to stay at home, which led to all kinds of unhappiness around, you know, social issues and social lives and loneliness and disruption in our communities and the way we lived and the way we worked and a lot of people started working from home. Again, all fourth house issues. Think about it.

And, you know, people have been experiencing insurance rates going through the roof, and being displaced by extreme weather events, and dealing with all of that kind of stuff. And dealing with inflation, which has really increased people’s expenses and they haven’t been able to entertain themselves or travel as much in the same ways that they used to, trapped at home in many respects. And people spent a lot more time connecting with people in their immediate family environment.

I could go on and on about how this has expressed itself and the grievances that it’s fueled. There’s kind of a rage at the economic and political systems just because people haven’t liked what they’ve been going through.

And I know what that’s like when you go through the Balsamic phase of the secondary progressed lunation cycle. It can feel like you’re swimming upstream, like I said, and you get exhausted.

The beginning of the ending of that should be occurring in a couple weeks. So again, good news.

Now I made many calculations, which I will display on the screen in graphic form for you.

And, of course, all of this is based on my astrology software, and I am presuming that the ephemeris within it and its calculations are accurate. I don’t have a reason to suspect they’re not, but I just want to offer that disclaimer. I have come across an awful lot of inaccurate figures on the “interweb”.

I thought it would be interesting to look at the time periods when the United States Secondary Progressed Sun ingressed into various signs. Because as I explained in my previous episode, those have an effect on us and what we experience and express.

It’s kind of like we’re swimming in this energy without even really fully being aware of it for the most part, and it has an effect on us by sign and by house, and these cycles last for 30 years. The Progressed Sun moves a degree per year.

The USA Secondary Progressed Sun ingresses by sign and house from 1886 through 2034.

So I went back all the way to 1886 when the Progressed Sun entered Scorpio.

In 1916, the Progressed Sun entered Sagittarius, which is the first house, very different energy from the 12th, and very different energy from Scorpio.

Of course, you’re probably wondering about the Great Depression, which occurred while the Progressed Sun was transiting Sagittarius and the first house. There were a few notable transits that occurred around this time that may relate. Transits, not Progressions.

One was that Saturn first ingressed into Capricorn, the second house, in March of 1929. It then retrograded back into Sagittarius. It then resumed a more permanent transit of the second house at the end of November of 1929.

From the second house, Saturn would oppose the natal Venus, Jupiter, Sun, and Mercury of the United States in the 8th house. It would square the natal Saturn in the 11th.

Meanwhile, Pluto was transiting Cancer and would hit all of those personal planets. And Neptune began a rather long stay in the 10th house of the Sibly chart.

Another interesting thing, and this is by no means an exhaustive study of this topic, it’s just for your brief entertainment.

The Solar Arc Moon at 27-28° Cancer opposed the natal Pluto in Capricorn exactly on October 6th, 1929. The infamous Wall Street Crash started in September of that year and ended in mid-November. So this solar arc was smack dab in the middle of that. Precisely exact within days or weeks.

Why is that special? Well, that solar arc can only occur once every 360 years. Yes, I said 360 years. That’s why. So do the odds on that.

One more comment on this. The next sign from the 2nd house of the United States Sibly chart is Aquarius where America’s Moon is positioned. Saturn transiting the Moon sign can be very challenging. So the whole time Saturn was in Capricorn, the 2nd house, and then the 3rd house, the Moon sign, and then the 4th house after the 3rd, that’s a difficult period for sure. The Great Depression would last until 1939.

I just took a really quick look at this. Like I said, it’s not exhaustive at all.

Another little interesting side note here. This 3rd house Moon in Aquarius, I think, can explain some of the peculiar contrarianism we see in American culture. This is like somebody who disagrees with the status quo or conventional wisdom just for the sake of being different. It’s like “I don’t care what anyone says, nobody’s going to tell me what to think or say” even if by doing so they reject logic or objective evidence. Hence, things like conspiracism or casual rejection of authorities or mainstream media. But I digress.

In 1945, the Progressed Sun moved into Capricorn and the 2nd house. And if you think about it, this is post-World War II and the United States went through a huge growth spurt economically because it wasn’t damaged nearly as much as most of Europe after the Second World War. And it had all of its infrastructure, factories, and everything else running full tilt. And you know, this is the period, effectively, of the baby boomers, when all the soldiers return and everybody started having kids. And it led to a huge period of prosperity and growth economically that would last for many years. This occurred, of course, while the Progressed Sun was in the 2nd house, which rules money and real estate and things like that. Very interesting to note that.

The next shift, 30 years later, was in 1975 when the Progressed Sun moved into Aquarius in the 3rd house up until 2004. And if we really think about it, this is when computing technology, pagers, cell phones, personal computers, and internet technology really took hold was during this period. And the United States was leading the charge in this technology.

Aquarius governs technology and the 3rd house deals with communications and information technology, in other words. So wow, right? Very, very interesting.

In late 2004, the Progressed Sun moved into Pisces. This is the area of the chart that deals with the people in mundane astrology and in personal astrology it deals with your literal home and home environment.

And I would not be surprised that if we looked back to this point in time, around 2004, that that wasn’t really the beginning of the shift of a lot of the social and political division in the United States. Because people have a lot of different ideas about what it means to be an American and to live an American life. Is it the urban people? Is it the rural people? And things like home ownership, the proverbial white picket fence America, is that dream alive or not?

And again, later on in this period, the Progressed Moon will enter its Balsamic phase. So this is a closing energy.

And more than just our home and home environment, the 4th house represents our roots. Like on a psychic or spiritual level, it can represent our lineage and our past and our ancestors. So there’s a lot of karmic stuff going on really deep down inside in that area that is just enormous in scope. That’s way too much for me to get into here now. But I find this very interesting, the timing of this.

The Progressed Sun itself will not move into the 5th house until late 2034. However, it’s important to note as well, which I’m going to get into in a minute, what’s going on with a lunar aspect of this cycle, which is again a 28-29 year cycle that’s overlapping these Progressed Sun cycles.

The 5th house is generally a very creative and fun house. It’s the most fun house of the zodiac. It deals with creativity, self-expression, children. It’s a heart-based energy.

Whereas the 4th house is ruled by the Moon. The Moon shifts very quickly in our daily lives. It goes through a cycle every 28 days. So people who have strongly placed Moons in their natal charts, for example – just to illustrate a point – can go through fairly rapid mood shifts. They can be quite moody.

So again, it’s not unsurprising to witness the kinds of trends we’ve been experiencing while the Progressed Sun has been going through the United States’ 4th house. It’s a feeling-based thing. This is why a lot of what we’ve been seeing appears to be irrational.

All the conspiracy theories, people pursuing paths politically, for example, that are actually nihilistic or undermining of their own interests because people are being motivated by their feelings around these kinds of things. It’s not entirely rational and we just have to accept that. That’s the way it is.

Everybody has emotions and feelings and they’re playing out for everyone to see. And we’ve been struggling to understand them from an intellectual or rational perspective and we can’t.

One of the things that people don’t realize is that if you don’t have a solid foundation, you know, like for example, there’s a huge homelessness problem, Balsamic phase in the 4th house, you can’t have a strong career, 10th house, the opposite sign, in the opposite house. Because you can’t hold down a good job if you’re living in a cardboard shack, right? Obviously.

So, the country has been experiencing a lot of social disruption, including things like the opioid and drug crisis that has been plaguing society and there have been homeless encampments all over the place. Very Neptunian. But America will be dealing with these kinds of issues probably all the way through 2034 to some degree.

Again, I’m a bit frustrated because there’s so much I could talk about here, but I don’t want to overwhelm people with data.

So, I also calculated the progressed New Moons and the progressed Full Moons going back to 1905.

The USA Secondary Progressed New Moons from 1905 through 2024.

The USA Secondary Progressed Full Moons from 1920 through 2038.

There was a progressed New Moon in December 1905 in Scorpio in the 12th house.

There was a Full Moon in February 1920 in Gemini in the 7th house.

The next New Moon was August of 1935 in Sagittarius in the 1st. An interesting note here is that Roosevelt’s New Deal with America was implemented between 1933 and 1938. Again, this progressed New Moon occurred in August of 1935, right in the middle of that and in the 1st house. So that’s like a new definition of who we are. We’re going to change our identity fundamentally. Very interesting.

The next Full Moon was in August of 1949 in the 8th house. Very interestingly, this one was conjunct the United States Venus and Jupiter. Harry Truman unveiled his Fair Deal program. The treaty creating NATO occurred. And the cornerstone of the United Nations headquarters was laid.

This was after World War II, of course. And this Full Moon conjunct the natal Venus and Jupiter of the United States in the 8th house, which also deals with things like banking and money. This was a period of huge prosperity and abundance and growth for America. This is the period that everyone wants to relive.

That may never happen again, but I think this very interesting Full Moon in August of 1949 illustrates that quite clearly.

The next New Moon occurred in 1965 in Capricorn in the 2nd house. 1965. This is during the Uranus-Pluto conjunction in Virgo. There was this huge counter-cultural movement that emerged around this time that asked a lot of fundamental questions about values.

And the second house can govern our values and our connection with our lives. You know, a lot of people rejected the modern ways of living and wanted to do things like live communally and live off the land and all that kind of stuff. Fascinating.

The events of the mid-1960s, I think, are still being played out socially. It was also a period of a lot of social justice issues coming to the fore as well. The war in Vietnam, voting rights, racial issues being addressed, feminism, all these kinds of things. Absolutely fascinating. The timing of this progressed New Moon of the United States in early 1965.

The next Full Moon occurred in April of 1979 in the 9th in Leo. This would have marked a culmination. And again, it was after this that we got Reaganism and all of that kind of political doctrine came to the fore in the 1980s, as well as religious groups becoming politically active during this time. The 9th house deals with international things and higher education and the law, as well as religion and philosophy.

The next New Moon was in October of 1994 in Aquarius in the 3rd house. And 1994 was when technology and the internet and stuff was really starting to take off and very soon afterwards would completely change the world. This is before the dot-com crash, when the stock market started to go crazy over technology stocks and the prospects of what this technology would do for society. And it was a very exciting period. And that was October 1994, a progressed New Moon in Aquarius in the 3rd house, which deals with technology and communications.

The next Full Moon occurred in Virgo in the 10th on December 24th, 2008, less than two months after President Obama was elected. We all know about this, right? This was the 2007-2008 financial crisis, which almost brought the world into a Great Depression. And the US government had to bail out the banks. There was a huge banking crisis.

Millions of people’s properties were affected tremendously. A lot of people lost their homes. And this was the culmination of that energy. The energy would begin to wane after that. So it’s like there was a huge bubble. This Full Moon represented a huge bubble. And of course, the opposing sun was in the 4th house, which represents the people and their living conditions.

The next progressed New Moon is the one that will occur in a couple weeks on March 25th in Pisces. And I’ve already kind of talked about how that’s going to play out.

This New Moon will culminate in a Full Moon in September of 2038 in Libra in the 11th house. This is the house that deals with society. And our hopes and dreams. This one is quite close to the US Midheaven. So it would be interesting to see how that plays out.

But the 11th house, which is the house of Aquarius by default, deals with groups and organizations, our hopes and dreams, social issues, social justice causes, activities and interests that seek or aim to improve the betterment of society, in which case society means everybody, not just the people at the top. And it can also refer to legislation or legislators that govern the country.

So I could have gone into a phenomenal amount of detail. You could actually do a whole episode on each one of these events. But I wanted this to be reasonably long, and I didn’t want to overwhelm people with information.

What you can do is you can look at the graphics on the screen, contemplate the timing of these events, the Progressed Sun shifting through the signs and houses, the Progressed New Moons, the progressed Full Moons, and draw any conclusions you may from that as it unfolds.

Another thing is that there are many aspects that occur at these events, which for the most part I am not getting into because you could literally talk about all this stuff for hours and hours. Anybody who has had a reading with me will know that I can talk about these kinds of things in a meaningful way for a very long time. There’s so much you can mine from these kinds of things. But this is already very long to begin with.

The USA Sibly astrology chart featuring the March 25, 2024 Lunar Eclipse at 5° 07′ Libra.

Remarkably, on the very same day as the Secondary Progressed New Moon, there is also an eclipse occurring at 5 degrees and 7 minutes of Libra. That eclipse is within 4 degrees of the US Midheaven.

It is trining the South Node and sextiling the North Node. That’s pretty cool. It suggests a fated component to this.

It is also squaring the United States Jupiter and Venus in the 8th house in Cancer. Jupiter represents growth and optimism, good luck and good fortune, good foreign trade relations and treaties, as well as the clergy and religion.

And of course, Venus often represents money, nice things, and prosperity as well in many ways. And pleasure and the arts and love and diplomacy.

So around March 25th, this eclipse could represent some kind of sudden challenge to those aspects of the country.

With all that energy in the 8th house and its proximity to the Midheaven, it wouldn’t be surprising if this manifests financially, like in terms of banking. Like there could be some kind of a crisis in the banking system or some of the smaller banks or something like that, or investment funds, hedge funds. I mean, there’s certain people who are speculating that there’s commercial real estate bubbles, that there’s residential real estate bubbles, or it could be insurance companies, or something financially related.

I would not be surprised if around this time, especially because the New Moon is just about to occur, this is the very end of the Balsamic phase, in the 4th house, which deals with home and people, that there is something fairly significant that occurs that is a concern for the general population.

The USA Sibly astrology chart featuring the April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse at 19° 24′ Aries.

On April 8th of 2024, there is a solar eclipse at 19° 24’ Aries.

This one is even more notable because at that time, Chiron is at 19° 24’ of Aries as well. Like this is stunning.

So just to be clear, transiting Sun, Moon, and Chiron at exactly the same degree, Sun and Moon forming an eclipse because they’re very close to the North Node.

This eclipse is also passing right over America. You get that?

Transiting Chiron, transiting Sun, transiting Moon, all in an alignment, or conjuncting.

But it gets even crazier because the eclipse and Chiron are within less than a degree of the United States’ natal Chiron. That is crazy.

Chiron, as I have talked about here before, deals with our wounding, wounding that is often unconscious, but it operates in a way that it affects our experience and our reality. And it usually relates to things that occurred in our early childhood.

You know, like your father shot your pony, or one of your parents passed away at a young age, or you were rejected at school, or bullied, or things like that. You didn’t feel accepted, or that you were safe, or that you fit in.

The April 8, 2024 Solar Eclipse path of totality over Eastern North America.

So this Chiron, natally at 20 degrees of Aries, is the Chiron for the country of the United States. And it is going to be basically body slammed by this eclipse and the Chiron return which are happening at the same time.

The USA Chiron return is within a very tight orb from about May of 2023 through April of 2025.

If all that wasn’t bad enough, at the time of this eclipse, Mars and Saturn are conjunct within just over a degree, at 13-14 degrees of Pisces.

This is one of the most frustrating transits. It can really provoke anger and even rage. Mars feels stymied and blocked, typically by some outside force, agency, or authority that Mars cannot escape or control. Mars likes to do its own thing whenever it wants, and when it can’t, it can seethe and lash out in frustration and resentment. This transit usually only lasts a few days, but the fact that it’s occurring on the day of the eclipse is not a good omen.

By the way, if you personally have any significant points or planets around 19 degrees of Aries, you’ll want to pay attention to this eclipse, what aspects it’s making, and what house it’s occurring in.

Generally, it’s believed that countries or areas where this eclipse is visible are most affected by this, and this one definitely is affecting the United States.

So Aries is the masculine energy where this is occurring, right? It’s the thing that gets you going, it’s what moves you. Aries likes to start things, it doesn’t like to sit still, it likes to act, it can sometimes suffer from foot-in-mouth disease where it speaks before thinking. So in other words, it acts before it thinks.

And the lower expressions can also be things like combativeness, overly assertive, overly aggressive, and even in extreme cases, hostility and war, because it’s ruled by Mars, the god of war. So there’s positive and negative expressions to this, but those would be some of the more negative ones.

With Chiron and Aries, there is woundedness around those kinds of energies. So one is afraid to act because maybe they were criticized for acting that way when they were young, or penalized for expressing their Mars or Aries-type energy. In other words, they feel inhibited about expressing their true self, or their unique creativity, like maybe they felt judged for something they made and other people rejected it.

So sometimes people can withhold the expression of themselves, or they can overcompensate by trying too hard to get people to recognize and acknowledge their unique self or creativity. So it might be like someone who just tries too hard to make an impression, which is a turn-off in and of itself, but it’s motivated by this core weakness, or wounding, or insecurity about just being themselves. I hope that makes sense.

There’s a component to that in the United States as a country. Every country would have Chiron somewhere.

And if people don’t proactively address this by doing things like shadow work, it’ll come out in all kinds of really weird ways. Like someone will be like really inappropriately assertive or aggressive. In ways that actually undermine them, because they don’t know how to work with the wounding.

Or they’ll just get triggered a lot. Either they shut themselves down, or they, like I said, try and overcompensate. And in either case, it’s not a healthy outcome. So that kind of wounding is going to be really brought to the fore. Or there could be a new wounding event that occurs that triggers a Chironic response. Chiron feels rejected and not accepted for who they are. That’s the mentality that’s present here.

The USA Sibly chart Chiron Return, within a 2° orb, spans May 2023 through March 2025.

And the Chiron return itself is a general fairly long period when the wounding of the nation comes to the fore and is put in your face. And there’s nothing you can do about this.

When you go through your Chiron return, you’re just going to have all this stuff from your subconscious that relates to your own personal wounding come to the surface, either emotionally or psychologically, or in your experience, the outer world will trigger or mirror your wounding. Things will happen to you that make you feel worthless or insecure or lacking in confidence.

It’s the “woe is me” kind of thing, where everyone is beating you up or bullying you. It feels like that kind of energy where you’re just being rejected, not accepted, not loved, not appreciated. You can’t just be yourself. And you go into this cycle of just feeling like there’s nothing that you can do.

Again, this is all psychology and wounding. And in a chart for a country like this, we’re talking about stuff that could go back generations, if not to the founding of the country.

And we all know what the US was founded on. It was founded just before the Civil War, effectively, in many ways. So that is the kind of stuff that is probably going to be coming to the surface in a big way.

And it still is if we look at social and political things that are occurring presently in the United States. It’s like all that stuff that was never really fully resolved after the Civil War is still lingering out there in people’s consciousness and is playing out in political battles right now in front of our eyes.

So with major Chiron transits like a Chiron return, you can go through a period where there’s a lot of sadness and grief because you have to process and feel that wounding. It’s like a time when you can’t really repress it or just ignore it.

So this is kind of like the shadow of the United States on a very deep subconscious, unconscious lineage kind of historical level. And again, with the eclipse occurring on that Chiron, wow, this could be really intense. Like something major could come up or shocking could occur that triggers that.

Also in Aries, there’s the potential for violent action. So be aware of that.

Mercury is retrograde at this point and it’s within five degrees of this eclipse as well. So this brings in the mental and communication aspects of these kinds of things. And retrogrades are generally about looking backwards. So that has to be considered as well.

So I’ll leave it there for now.

Astrology nerds right now are probably pulling their hair out. But you didn’t mention this? What about that aspect? Or this historical event? Well again, I’ve covered over a hundred years of history here and obviously I can’t cover everything in a few minutes, much less a few hours. Whole books could be written on some of these developments.

My main point was just to give a very high level overview of how Progressions can play out for a country like the United States and also of course point out the significance of this Progressed New Moon on March 25th, 2024.

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Battleground Earth and Healing Trauma – Spiritual Healing

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Episode transcript.

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is March 3rd, 2024.

Today I want to share something that I think is extremely important, and I hope you’ll listen to this in its entirety. It has really significant implications, not just for us as individuals, but for all of us here on Earth, and not just in this lifetime, but in future lifetimes as well.

Before I do that though, I want to circle back to an episode I published on February 12th, which was titled “Mars, Pluto, and Venus conjunct in Aquarius – Trauma of the Divine Feminine.”

After I published that episode, I was of course curious to see how that might play out in the world, and for several days after, I was paying attention to the news.

After some reflection and a lot of reporting on this topic, I think one of the main manifestations of that was the Alabama Supreme Court ruling on in vitro fertilization.

That ruling was made public on February 16th, the very day that Venus and Pluto conjuncted in early Aquarius.

The implications of this ruling could literally alter the outcome of the November United States presidential election, and it has very significant implications for women.

If an embryo is a person, and someone who is pregnant has a mishap, like an accident or something, that causes her to have a miscarriage, is that murder? Also, abortion could be murder.

If an embryo is a human being, are women going to have to be locked up for 9 months so that they won’t commit murder by accident? The implications are just stunning.

Our actual birthdays might be 9 months earlier than we think. Does the voting age need to be reduced by 9 months? I mean, you can go on and on and on.

So this represents an attack on women at a very fundamental level, which would criminalize (Mars and Pluto) many aspects of what to date has been fairly normal or accepted behavior.

And although many Republicans have been stating that they support IVF, the question of whether an embryo is a human being or not, from their perspective, has still not been clearly defined or articulated.

The upside to this is that this is the kind of thing that could trigger women to get out and vote in very significant numbers in November, because this affects them very personally.

Anyway, given the stunning ramifications of that, and how closely it reflects the narrative of this triple conjunction, as well as the timing of it, which is amazingly precise, I think that’s the major development.

There were others, of course, too, but that one really jumps out.

What do you think? Is that it? Or are there other events you would point to? How did this show up for you? Let us know in the comments, which I always look forward to.

Now on to the main topic.

There’s a lot I want to express here.

It’s going to be challenging for me to convey all my thoughts, because this is not scripted. And I have so many thoughts on this topic, I just hope I can manage. I hope I can do a decent job.

Recently, someone that I have known for over 20 years passed away. It was sudden and unexpected.

This occurred this past week, but I only found out about it on Friday, because they lived in another part of the country.

And it’s someone I stayed in touch with. This person was a bit older than me, they weren’t young.

And that’s all good, I’ve communicated with a lot of mutual friends and connected with some people to inform them. And it’s all under control. Don’t worry about commenting on that.

The important part of it, though, is that I looked at this person’s transits, and sure enough, at exactly the time of his passing, there was a very notable transit that was exact that I would associate with this event.

And not only that, but this transit is linked to another challenging aspect from Saturn seven and a half years ago.

The transit in question was a conjunction. The transit seven and a half years ago was a square, of course.

I was there and involved with some very dramatic and life-changing events, a major crisis that occurred in this person’s life seven and a half years ago, during the square.

This person had really been there for me when I went through a very challenging period, and in many ways was very generous and kind to me. So when he had major things hitting the fan, I was there for him. I was the last person to help him deal with a very challenging situation.

Where am I going with all this?

In my perspective, this person never fully recovered from those very traumatic and life-altering events that occurred seven and a half years ago, which ultimately led to his passing seven and a half years later, or last week. It’s very, very clear.

And just so you don’t freak out, there wasn’t just one aspect in play this past week. It was a combination of transits and aspects that combined resulted in his passing.

Now I could say in fact that this outcome was fated. It was his time to go. He had lived out his karma, and I’m getting strong chills saying that right now. So I guess that’s true. I was speculating, but now I’m getting reinforcement.

The point of all this is that really traumatic events can play out for years and take a very heavy toll on us. Anybody who has suffered serious trauma, or the passing of a loved one, or some crisis, or some really challenging event in their life, will understand this. It’s just common sense.

But trauma plays out for us collectively as well. Right now, there are horrific events occurring in Ukraine and in the Middle East. Just really disturbing, unimaginable levels of suffering and trauma are being inflicted on millions of people. And those are just two of the things that are going on right now.

There are people experiencing extreme poverty, or the effects of drug addiction, or whatever it is, in our societies around the world.

Now I know, as an astrologer, that trauma doesn’t just affect us in this lifetime. This is one of the biggest misunderstandings or misconceptions, or just plain ignorance, that affects humanity as a whole. For the most part, we are completely clueless about how trauma plays out for multiple lifetimes.

I see this all the time in people’s astrology charts. The indicators are right there, often. And when I do readings for people, I will generally talk about that and give people some practical suggestions on how to work with that, so that they don’t perpetuate it.

Because what happens is, if you had something really traumatic happen three lifetimes ago, it’s still imprinted in you energetically. You have a natural kind of fear response, or a vulnerability to that kind of experience. And often that will show up in our current incarnation. And if we don’t work through that and heal it, it’ll show up in future incarnations as well.

So healing our trauma is incredibly important. Like monumentally important.

Again, this is in the vein of doing our shadow work, which I have long argued here is a critical part of our spiritual path and evolution.

To take that upon ourselves consciously, to deliberately work with it, heal it and transform it, and again I’m getting very strong energy right now, this has to be a part of our spiritual practice for those of us who are more aware or advanced. Because we do not want to keep perpetuating these cycles.

Usually the people that are closest to us, that’s like your family and your siblings, your relatives, people that you get married to or have intense relationships with or intense encounters with, these are the people that you have the most amount of karma with. And you came back together to resolve that.

Emotional events or formative events that affect you deeply on an emotional level, especially in your childhood, are often described by your placement of Chiron.

Most people kind of avoid this because they’re seeking bliss and happiness. They don’t want to delve into the murkier, darker aspects of themselves. But ask anybody who works as a healer in the spiritual community and they will understand exactly what I’m talking about. They work with this on all kinds of different levels.

It can be physical, it can be in your chakras, it can be energetic, it can be working with angels, whatever. But you have to be consciously involved in this or it will just manifest and play out as it normally does. Events will seemingly occur “to” you because karma needs to be resolved.

But on another level, as societies, when we engage in things like warfare or forcing people into poverty or not taking care of the homeless or those with mental health issues, we’re perpetuating this for the whole society, for the whole planet. It will go on and on and on.

Warfare is just horrific in this regard. What’s happening now in Ukraine and in the Middle East is going to ripple through many generations to come. That is what people need to understand.

Now a lot of people I’m sure will think this is just very woo-woo and really out there, but many of my listeners will know what I’m talking about. Society as a whole, though, like I said, is completely clueless about this.

So there’s two things we need to do.

One is we just need to stop, stop perpetuating violence and inflicting trauma on people. That is how we perpetuate the darkness. And it goes on and on and on for many generations to come.

The second thing we need to do is consciously work with people’s traumas to heal and clear them.

We do not necessarily need to experience them through traumatic events. There’s all kinds of ways of working with that to clear and release those energies. And a lot of it has to do with forgiveness as being a core component of this.

But what I’m getting at is that humanity will be locked into this never-ending cycle of trauma unless we break the cycle and heal and clear those patterns from our lineages across the world.

Now there’s also trauma that’s being inflicted on the natural environment. That’s a whole other layer or dimension of this. And I have argued here about how we can heal that as well.

We can call upon divine grace, but we have to do so consciously. And we have to do it from our heart with pure intentions. This is not just an intellectual exercise. It has to be heart-centered, period.

Now what I’m saying may be centuries ahead of its time, but I can assure you that in the future, humanity is going to be tackling this very consciously. And we will elevate the level of consciousness and energy here on earth to a much, much higher level than it is currently. But to do so, we have to resolve all the darkness, which includes all these insane traumas that occur to people during their incarnations. And many of the people I have read for have had past life memories or experiences that have been insanely brutal.

Older souls are generally much more empathic and compassionate because they have experienced a lot of suffering. So they can relate to other people’s suffering from a more compassionate perspective.

This is why many of us, like the people who are listening to me right now, get so freaked out by what’s happening in the world, because we can empathize with it and we do not want other people to experience these kinds of things, for reasons that go way beyond just rational ones. It has to stop.

And there are very dark figures who are deliberately inflicting mass trauma on large populations of people because it will keep us trapped in lower dimensions of consciousness for generations to come. That’s why this is so important.

It has not escaped my attention that I am discussing this while Saturn, the Sun, Mercury, and Neptune are transiting Pisces. I have a natural house system, so Pisces is in my twelfth, and the twelfth can represent things like endings and death. Don’t take that too literally.

And we had the conjunction of Mercury and the Sun on Saturn recently, which I talked about on my community tab, and many people have been expressing that the energies have been very heavy lately. That’s not surprising.

The Sun will move into Aries on March 19th or 20th, depending on where you live. That is the Spring Equinox and the beginning of a new annual cycle. The energy should pick up quite a bit in terms of our physical vitality and activity levels.

Anyway, I think we need to raise our consciousness about this horrific cycle of trauma and violence and harm that is being caused. When our societies allow mass suffering to occur, and usually to our most vulnerable people, we are being incredibly short-sighted and idiotic.

It’s not just a simple, straightforward, ethical, or moral question about the here and now. It’s the implications that, like I said, may ripple through many generations, if not centuries.

I know my healer friends out there are going to know exactly what I’m talking about. Yes, right? You do. You get this.

They work tirelessly and very hard, and I know many people who do that, at trying to help people clear these kinds of energies. And they’re often just eking out a living doing it. So they really deserve recognition and support for the work that they do.

So when you do your shadow work, and your healing, and you forgive those who have trespassed against you, you are not only helping yourself, you are helping your lineage, your future incarnations, the incarnations of your loved ones, society, and the whole world.

That is the message.

For more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 10% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.


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Darkness is the Absence of Light

I discuss the importance of being informed, aware and engaged socially and politically. 

This episode was published on February 22, 2024 at 2:54pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 22nd, 2024.

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines darkness as being the “total or near absence of light”, evil, and “a lack of knowledge or enlightenment”.

Many people have stated that humanity is currently engaged in an epic battle against the forces of darkness, the outcome of which will determine our collective future. This is on the public record in the spiritual and psychic community. Many scholars, academics, leading thinkers, historians, and commentators have also asserted this in recent years.

I myself have drawn astrological parallels to events that transpired in the 1930s and 40s.

After the devastation of World War I, the Treaty of Versailles imposed harsh austerity and reparation measures on Germany. This led to a deep-seated resentment and anger amongst the German population.

In the 1930s, Germany embarked on a mission to restore its power by rapidly expanding its military capabilities as well as its territory. To “make Germany great again”, ironically.

At the time, Germany’s increasingly aggressive, hostile, and expansionist posture was alarming. However, many countries were still reeling from the horrors of World War I, and the prospect of rearming and engaging in another widespread conflict was unwelcome. Thus, the strategy of appeasement emerged, which is commonly associated with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.

It would take until 1939, after Germany seized Czechoslovakia, for Europe to finally admit that appeasement had been a dismal failure and that they had no choice but to forcibly respond to German aggression. By then, Germany had developed and deployed formidable military forces.

By the time World War II ended, an estimated 70-85 million people, or about 3% of the 2.3 billion people that comprised the global population in 1940, would perish. Much of Europe lay in ruins.

That many found the prospect of yet another war in Europe unthinkable is understandable given the circumstances back then. But the denial of reality of German aggression and repeated breaches of its treaty obligations was plainly self-evident.

Hindsight is 20/20, as the saying goes, and we can only speculate about what might have happened if European leaders had responded differently.

Today, the world faces many challenges related to a resurgence of know-nothing populism and far-right extremism.

The most powerful country in human history faces an existentially critical election in less than nine months’ time.

The Republican agenda, should they win, is nothing short of alarming. This openly illiberal agenda is now on the public record. It is no longer a matter of speculation or conjecture.

It is not alarmist to categorize it as Christo-fascist-theocratic-authoritarianism, as many prominent thinkers, academics, scholars and commentators have effectively stated in their own words.

Such an outcome would have profoundly dangerous consequences, geopolitically, militarily and economically, and this is of grave concern as well.

For example, Vladimir Putin has ambitions to regain control over former Soviet-Bloc countries and many on the political right are blithely indifferent to his unprovoked invasion of Ukraine.

Meanwhile, China has been adopting an increasingly aggressive posture and advanced space-based weaponry threatens nuclear deterrence mechanisms that have kept large-scale conflict in check since the 1960s.

It is vitally important for people to understand what is happening and why, to be informed, and to identify and rely on trustworthy and credible sources of information.

As many of us are aware, there is a great deal of propaganda, disinformation and misinformation being widely disseminated through social media and elsewhere.

While all this is happening, we simultaneously face daunting and unprecedented global environmental challenges that have not yet been addressed in any remotely adequate or meaningful way. This status quo is a direct result of disinformation and regulatory capture by financially vested interests.

Compounding this is a public that is extremely poorly informed about the severe consequences and implications of inaction which are already manifesting and will continue to play out for millennia.

I articulate this not to disempower you, however, I have made a compelling case that being ill-informed, misinformed, disengaged, or apathetic can have catastrophic implications.

If we accept the premise that the standard definition of darkness is ”a lack of knowledge or enlightenment”, and that we are, in fact, engaged in a battle against darkness, then it logically follows that the antidote is knowledge and awareness.

The dark side would like nothing better than for us to be disengaged, uninformed, unaware, indifferent and apathetic. For them, that would be the best case scenario, as they would face no resistance to implementing their agenda.

Thus, it is well known that a large part of their playbook promotes distrust in institutions and undermines or discredits truth, knowledge, and reality itself. A disoriented, uninformed, and confused public is a malleable and easily manipulated public.

If, for example, people don’t get out and vote in the next American election, the outcome will be nothing short of frightening for the whole world. This is not hyperbole. Numerous European leaders have expressed dismay and alarm at the prospect of undesirable election results in November.

If people think that political outcomes don’t affect them personally, they are very ill-informed or deeply misguided at best.

To get people out to vote, they must be motivated.

To be motivated, they must know what’s at stake.

To know what’s at stake, they must be informed.

To be informed, they must follow the news and be aware of political developments.

Let us hope that this is not another Neville Chamberlain moment for humanity. The stakes are even higher now.

Please encourage your friends and loved ones to be responsibly informed, aware, and actively engaged, if at all possible. This is a small burden considering that the future of humanity and all precious life on earth rests in the balance.

Ignorance and apathy is bliss until suddenly it is not, as history has very clearly demonstrated. Over and over.

I know that many of you who are empathic or intuitive have sensed for years that we are rapidly approaching a critically important juncture, as have I.

I urge you to trust your inner knowing and wisdom. Do not turn your back on your inner light, your inner truth, your inner voice.

This is a test we simply cannot fail.

This is not a drill.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

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Hive-Mind vs Self-Actualization – Piscean vs Aquarian Age values

I again discuss the clashes between the Age of Pisces and the emerging Age of Aquarius energies. 
This episode was published on February 28, 2024 at 5:06pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 28th, 2024.

Before I get into the main topic, I want to draw your attention to the fact that lately I have been posting on my community tab here on YouTube. Kind of like little astrological weather forecasting, when there’s some interesting transits, conjunctions, or stelliums occurring.

I can’t do all of them, obviously, because it would be extremely time consuming, but I pick ones that I think are particularly relevant and I try and provide a spiritual perspective on these. Because I know many of my listeners are interested in those kinds of things, and that they’re also quite sensitive and empathic. And having a little bit of an understanding of some of these things can be quite helpful, I think.

I’m going to also start posting them on my Facebook page, and I might even add them to my website, although I’m not 100% sure yet. But check them out, they’re quite interesting and people seem to appreciate them.

My perspective on astrology and transits is a bit different than most of the people in the mainstream, and of course the people who listen to me are interested in similar things to me, so you might enjoy my perspective. I’ll put links in the episode description for how to access those.

Also I have been getting so many downloads lately about topics I want to cover here, and I have a to-do list where I add these things, and the flood of ideas that have been coming to me is just unbelievable.

I don’t know how I’m going to get through it all, or even if I can. The topic list is growing much faster than I am presently capable of addressing. Anyway, I find that very interesting. Like this morning, there are three things I thought I could talk about, and that maybe I should, but I’m like, how the heck do I do that?

But there’s one in particular that I think might be helpful to people.

By the way, stick through to the end if you can, there’s a bit of an Easter egg.

I want to provide people with a bit of reassurance.

When we look at what’s happening in the world right now, it’s kind of like we’re at peak crazy. We have the election coming up this fall in the United States, which has just monumental implications. And there are all of these things happening around the world like on a daily basis.

I read quite a bit because I just feel like I need to be informed. And there are so many things that I read on a daily basis now that are kind of jaw-dropping that it’s a bit overwhelming. Everything from the global environment, to politics, to demographic and social trends. It’s quite stunning. Like I said, overwhelming, in fact.

But I thought today I could offer a fairly high-level perspective on this. It might be easy to forget while we’re being barraged with all of these events and developments.

We are in the midst of a huge, huge, epic paradigm shift collectively and personally as well as we make this historic shift from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. And I’ve talked a lot about that here before. It’s kind of my focus.

I’m interested in the big picture. What’s driving this? Why is this happening? What does it mean?

And this morning I was thinking about this and I was thinking about how, again, we’re experiencing a clash between Piscean Age values and Aquarian Age values.

Now we know which direction the trend is going, right? It’s not going backwards. That’s not going to happen. It’s just impossible.

But at times, it can look like that movement is being blocked or thwarted.

If we think about the astrological symbols, in the Age of Pisces, there was this overriding theme of surrendering your will or your agency to everything from some ideological dogma or religious dogma or a religious institution or organization.

And those structures and institutions or organizations quite often became corrupted or exploitive because power corrupts.

But nonetheless, there was this habit in the population of, like I said, surrendering their will. And if we look back historically at many of the trends and events that occurred over the last 2,000 years, we can see the consequences of that, the downside of it.

On a higher level, like on a really spiritual level, it could be surrendering your will to the Divine, which has phenomenal potential. But there were very few human beings that actually pursued that in a very highly evolved way.

Mostly, it was people, like I said, surrendering their agency to some dogma or institution that effectively abused them or manipulated them. Or they fell into the maya of illusion and deception, which are lower expressions of Neptunian or Piscean kind of energies.

Studies have shown that people with more conservative worldviews are less prone to changing their minds. They are more closed-minded. And their persona is more fear-based than, say, liberals.

Liberals, on the other hand, are more open to new ideas and experiences and they welcome evolution and change, whereas conservatives traditionally preferred the status quo and were uncomfortable with change.

A conservative sometimes would simply subscribe to a dogma or ideology or religious philosophy or worldview as a way of anchoring themselves. Even if it wasn’t necessarily based on truth, at least they felt they had a solid foundation. And if you think that through, you can think of countless examples of how that’s played out.

So here we are now moving from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius.

The ruler of Aquarius is Uranus. Uranus is the antithesis of rigid structures and dogma. Its core intent is actually to break up or liberate us from encrusted and confining situations and beliefs. It is all about change and evolution. And things happen very quickly, if not abruptly.

Now if you’re a conservative, that kind of energy threatens you at a core fundamental level. I’m not talking about a person’s true essence. I’m talking about their paradigm.

So Uranus will struggle for freedom from confinement or restriction. Again, Uranus is the ruling planet of the Age of Aquarius. And recently, as I have talked a lot about here, going back over two years, Pluto is making its move now into the sign of Aquarius.

So there is going to be a lot of power and deep-rooted psychological transformation, birth and rebirth, with matters and issues pertaining to Aquarian values.

Aquarius is all about expressing our own unique perspective and agency. Again, it will rebel against rigid hierarchical structures and things like patriarchy, which we experienced a lot of while Pluto was in Capricorn.

There is also a social component to this, because Aquarians have very high ideals. They believe in things like egalitarianism and social justice, and they are very rational and intellectual. So they are not inclined to believe in or follow dogma for the sake of dogma, or tradition for the sake of tradition, unless it serves some legitimate or higher purpose.

So we have on the one hand a segment of society that is very resistant to change, if not fearful of it, and that would even prefer to maintain structures, even if they are illegitimate or corrupt, because the alternative is very scary to them.

So as this energy increasingly permeates our reality here on Earth on the collective level, there is a very reactionary backlash occurring to this at the same time. Again there is a core constituency that fits in that category.

Somehow they are going to have to get used to it. I don’t know how that’s going to manifest. I really have a hard time understanding how people who are wedded to dogmas are going to manage with this kind of energy.

As I was describing earlier, the flood of events now is almost hourly. It’s change, change, change, change, change, and it’s going to be like that for a very long time.

So how they manage, I have no idea. But change is upon us and change will be the only constant from here on in.

So those of us who are more liberal or less based in fear and more willing to embrace change and evolution will fare better during this cycle.

As far as I’m concerned, those rigid worldviews and paradigms are doomed. Mark my words. It’s not going to happen. It’s game over.

Now this may take generations to fully play out, maybe even centuries, but the movement is going in that direction. And this means that we will break all kinds of borders and boundaries culturally, politically, socially, economically, technologically, cosmically, and so forth from here on in. That’s going to be the norm.

And again, just to emphasize it one more time, the rigid paradigms and structures from the past are doomed. People aren’t going to put up with institutions, policies, politicians, governments, and so forth basically telling them what to do if it doesn’t make logical sense. It’s just not going to happen.

So that’s the reassurance for you.

So this is why right now it’s so confusing. Because we can see the problems all around us, but we don’t yet have the solutions.

These kinds of changes don’t happen overnight. It’ll take some time for us to evolve and adapt to this new way of being. There’s nothing minor about this at all. It’s major.

Finally, like I’ve been saying in some recent episodes, the charts that I’m looking at show a lot of activations for people coming up in the next year or two. And I’m not suggesting that those apply to the whole world.

I think that what’s happening is that the people I’m speaking with are a bit more advanced or they’re people who will be playing thought leader or leadership roles as the new paradigm starts to manifest more clearly here on earth. Not everyone is going to be leading the charge.

Think of like early adopters. They’re ahead of the curve. And then some years later, everybody else catches up and whatever it is becomes popular, or mainstream.

But these patterns I’ve been seeing suggest that we actually start getting into gear in the span of a year or two. That’s where we start laying down these new foundations I’ve been alluding to.

That’s not to say that some early foundations may not be being laid now, but I think that that’s really when we’re in like first gear. And right now we’re just starting to move forward. We haven’t gained a lot of momentum yet, but I think that’s coming.

So if you’re one of those people, I recommend that you start dreaming about what the new reality is going to look like and how it will manifest in fairly pragmatic terms. We need to start dreaming into reality the future.

I’m not saying it’s necessarily time to act on it, but just allow, and be open to, grounding these new energies. And I’m getting strong chills as I say this.

So wow. Oh… yeah, absolutely. It’s time for us to start dreaming in the new age.

So I’ll leave it there for now and I hope what I’m saying is useful to you.

But just remember, everything is on the table right now. There isn’t an aspect of our society, of our culture, of our paradigm, of our daily lives, of our political, social, or economic lives that are not going to be profoundly affected by this truly epic transition that we are just embarking on.

And the other key point is that no, we’re not going backwards and we’re not staying the same.

And I also have to say that I have been connecting to this personally now for a week or two. And when I do, there’s a tremendous amount of joy attached to this. Like real, high-level joy.

Like this has been a very long time coming.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.


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Solar Activity Clickbait BS

I discuss and debunk some common and widely disseminated misconceptions about Solar Cycles, Solar Flares and Solar activity, as they relate to esoteric matters. 

This episode was published on February 26, 2024 at 1:11pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 26th, 2024.

You’ll want to look at your screen in order to follow this episode, so if you’re listening to this by podcast, you may want to watch my video on YouTube.

Sigh… Why am I sighing?

Well, it’s because I have to play the role of party pooper, or Debbie Downer. And party poopers are never popular.

People don’t want to hear that they’re wrong or that they’ve been misled, or that they’ve been engaging in motivated reasoning.

But a topic that I’ve touched on previously has come up again. The last time I did this, I kinda just tacked it on to the end of an episode on a different topic. But I’m approaching it here directly.

And that has to do with solar cycles and solar activity.

First of all, we need to understand the way that the internet works, especially platforms like this one.

The way they work is that the more views you get, the more money you earn from advertisements that get placed in your videos. I don’t know what the exact number is, but I dunno, say you get 100,000 views on a video and you earn a thousand bucks. Whatever that figure is, I just made that up.

So people are incentivized to create videos that will get a lot of views, because that’s how they make money. And if you’re unscrupulous, you don’t care what you put out there. All you care about is getting as many views as possible.

And one of those kind of clickbait type topics that always seems to make the rounds is the subject of solar activity.

Yes, solar cycles exist. Solar cycles generally run an 11-year cycle.

The magnetic poles of our sun flip about every 11 years. The beginning of the solar cycle is when sunspot activity is at a minimum. The middle of the solar cycle, or the solar maximum, is when there is a peak amount of sunspot activity. Like I said, it’s about an 11-year cycle.

Now people will proclaim that this heralds significant events on earth. And yes, there are some implications to solar maximums, like geomagnetic activity on earth that may affect satellites and communications, or even power grids in some extreme cases. We may see increases in the aurora borealis in the northern hemisphere, and things like that.

But it’s important to put this in context, and it’s actually quite simple to do. We can track sunspot activity quite easily simply by observing the sun, which we can do with telescopes, satellites, and so forth. And we’ve been doing this for quite a long time, because of the implications to our communications systems and so forth. I’m not going to get into a highly technical explanation of that.

The point I want to make is that we need to look at what’s happening now, relative to what’s happened in the past, so that we have some context.

The NOAA, or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, posts fairly real-time data on their website. You can go and look at this yourself.

If you look at your screen, the graph that I’m showing illustrates the current level of solar activity. As you can see, the solar minimum occurred in about 2020, and the sun is projected to reach a maximum in 2025.

Fair enough. We are in a period of heightened solar sunspot activity.

Now let’s zoom out a little bit and look at a longer time span.

The next graph shows activity going back to 1980.

As we can see, the solar maximums around 2000-2002 were significantly more active than the current cycle. If we go back to 1990, that period was even more active.

Now let’s go back to 1900.

Wow! Look at the level of activity in the late 1950s. There was dramatically more solar activity at that time. In fact, the level of solar activity right now is relatively low compared to past cycles over the last 120 years.

In the episode description, I will put a link to this chart. You can go look at it for yourself.

If you mouse over the chart and use your scroll wheel, you can extend the x-axis or the time span that you want to look at.

My point here is that generally, there’s nothing particularly unusual about the current level of solar activity. The levels of activity currently are not even close to levels of sunspot activity in the past.

So, the lesson here is that what’s going on right now is not abnormal in any way, that some people will promote things without even doing basic fact-checking, and that many people are motivated to produce clickbait that will generate a lot of traffic.

It bothers me when people are being deceived or misled. Everyone makes mistakes. We all do. I make mistakes. Anybody incarnate makes mistakes.

Myself, I have an Errata page where if I make a mistake in an episode, I will document it and publish it. There’s not a lot on there, but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be. But at least I try and be straightforward and honest with people. And if I do make a mistake, I’ll admit it.

It doesn’t benefit me to play this role of fact-checking or being a party pooper. In fact, probably the opposite, because I contradict popular or trending narratives. But like I said, I don’t like to see people being misled.

It’s great that people are curious about these kinds of things, or wonder about them, but we have to question the motivations of people who make extraordinary claims without even doing a few minutes of research.

One other point I mentioned in a previous episode that I’m seeing activations showing up in people’s astrology charts over the next year or two, and that trend has continued. It’s quite something. It’s pretty cool. I think the next couple years are going to be very interesting. So stay tuned.

Also, we are in eclipse season. There are eclipses in March and April.

On March 25th, there is a lunar eclipse at 5 degrees and 7 minutes of Libra.

On April 8th, there is a solar eclipse at 19 degrees and 24 minutes of Aries.

Eclipses occur several times every year, so they’re not earth-shattering, typically, unless they fall in close aspect to a significant point in your natal chart, in which case they can have very significant influences.

The conventional wisdom is that we feel these up to 3 months in advance, and then they play out up to 6 months afterwards.

I usually look at near-term eclipses in my readings for people, so that’s something you might want to consider.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members. Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.


Solar Cycle Progression (NOAA interactive chart)

What Is the Solar Cycle?

Some other episodes:

No, You are NOT Responsible for Every Aspect of Your Reality – Redux

Darkness is the Absence of Light

The original version of this episode can be found here.

Blowback for Abuses of Power – Pluto transit Aquarius

Purging and Decompression

Lightworker Activations – Pluto in Aquarius 2nd ingress

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

Mars, Pluto and Venus conjunct in Aquarius – Trauma of the Divine Feminine

Pre-Equinox Astrology – Spring 2024

North Node transit Aries, South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

Saturn, Chiron, Collective Trauma and Darkness

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check: 2023-2026

The Stunning Transit of Neptune in Aries: 2025-2039

The Dramatic Astrology of 2028

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto

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No, You are NOT Responsible for Every Aspect of Your Reality – Redux

Here I republish an episode that was originally published on November 22, 2021. It remains very relevant today as we strive to dispel commonly held misconceptions and illusions.

This episode was published on February 24, 2024 at 8:03am EST.

Please note that in the recording I stated that this was published on Feb 23. I had originally intended to publish it then, but did not actually do so until Feb 24.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings, all.

Welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 23rd, 2024. [This was actually published on Feb 24]

I’m doing something here today that I’ve never done before. It’s a bit of an experiment. I’ll see what the response is like.

And that is, I am republishing an episode that I originally published on November 22nd of 2021. That’s over two years ago.

Why am I doing this?

First of all, it relates to my prior episode. See the episode description for links.

Secondly, it has hardly any views.

Thirdly, I’ve come to realize that very few people go back and listen to old content on YouTube because, of course, the feeds are full of everything that happened in the last few hours.

Fourth, it came to my mind this morning as I was reflecting on my last episode. And I listened to it, and I hadn’t listened to it in a very long time, and I thought, this is actually really good. So it’s good content, and it’s relevant.

Fifth, the quality of the recording back then, I was just using my phone, the quality of the recording is really poor. So I cleaned it up a little bit. I did not alter the content whatsoever other than cleaning it up, sound-wise. It’s exactly the same words. I didn’t cut or change a single word in it.

I would like people to consider actually perusing some of the many episodes I published previously.

I mentioned this one to someone I communicate with quite a bit, and they hadn’t even heard it and thought, oh, that was really good.

So yeah, I want to draw some attention to some of my older content because I still think it’s valuable and useful and maybe helpful for some people.

I’ll also put a link to the original in the episode description.

I hope you enjoy this, and I welcome your feedback.

So here goes.

This is the episode from November 2021.

And it was titled, “No, You Are Not Responsible For Every Aspect Of Your Reality.”

Hi guys, it’s John here.

It is November 22, 2021.

I have a very short window of opportunity to record here, and there’s something that has been just sitting within me that I need to express.

Now I realize that lately I have been posting quite a few things that are critical, shall we say. That’s the energy that’s up these days. I mean, reality is what it is.

And I’m not always going to be posting stuff that is kind of skewed in that direction, I would imagine. But this is what’s going on right now.

Anyway, there’s another thing that has repeatedly come to my attention over a very long time and again was touched recently.

And that is this whole notion of whether or not we are completely responsible for our reality.

Well, from my intellectual perspective, this defies both logic and common sense. And let me give you some examples.

For example, natural disasters, repressive political regimes, economic crises, changing economic circumstances, the sudden passing of a loved one unexpectedly, or a pet, or the breakup of a relationship.

Or I could go on and on and on with examples where you could then look at them and say, “Well, is the person who’s experiencing those things really responsible for that? For that, you know, those difficult or challenging or unfortunate or unpleasant experiences? Really?

Am I responsible personally that, you know, President 45 was who he was? Am I personally responsible, you know, for the climate crisis?”

Of course not. It defies logic.

So you know, to some extent, yes, perhaps before we incarnated here, we knew that we would face certain challenges at certain times in our lives.

Perhaps we have karma that needs to be resolved. Absolutely. Doesn’t… that notion does not offend me. But to suggest that people are entirely responsible for whatever they experience just seems blatantly ridiculous to me.

And the reason that it’s offensive is because it can be, you know, to the person who’s experiencing something very difficult or challenging, somebody that we should be having compassion towards, or that needs help or assistance, to suggest that they are responsible for everything bad that’s happened to them is beyond insulting. It’s a form of victim bashing.

And you know, I think that, you know, we come into this plane of existence, which is full of paradoxes and full of crazy things beyond our control. And we all have free will here.

And apparently, you know, a lot of people have said that the earth is one of the few truly free will based places in the universe. But it’s also the most challenging.

And that would make sense because, you know, other people can do things that are not expected or that are deleterious or damaging or consequential to us that are beyond our control and vice versa.

And I know, for example, I have experienced some things that I was told from multiple sources were not in my soul contract. Difficult, very difficult things that weren’t necessarily in the cards for me, but that just happened because there is a certain degree of chaos and unpredictability here in this dimension. Therefore, those things were not within my control.

And you know, I’m tempted to beat myself up about, you know, when things like that happen. But you know, that may just be a fault of my own perception.

But what really ires me about this insinuation that people are entirely responsible for whatever they experience is, like I said, that I keep picturing somebody who’s in a state of suffering, like somebody who has recently lost a loved one unexpectedly, perhaps to this, you know, plague that we’re experiencing. And them going away thinking that they are somehow responsible for these events, which in fact are beyond their control. And this is like insult to injury, basically.

So yes, there may be some things that are within our control and some things that we are personally responsible for in our reality, but there may be many others that simply are not.

I have, I have known, I know many people and I’ve, and just because I do astrology, I’ve, you know, often look at people’s charts and we discuss transits and things that are going on and you know, like for example, when Saturn transits your moon signs, that’s typically a very difficult period.

And some of these people have had things that have happened to them that were just kind of jaw dropping, you know, bad. And I would never say to these people “Oh, that’s your own fault.”

Good God, like this is like if somebody said that to me, actually somebody said something like that to me once and I just about jumped across the table and I, I pretty sure my face turned beet red almost instantly. And I left that place shortly thereafter and never returned because it’s insulting and not helpful at all.

So I would… you know, astrology is another thing, you know. Like I said, you know, there can be times in our life where certain things are going to happen that we just… You know, you have a Uranus transit to your Venus or to your Moon or to your Sun or to your Ascendant, stuff can happen that is like completely out of the blue.

And you know, you have no way of knowing that something like that’s coming. Like even if you’re an astrologer, you can never really predict what Uranus is going to do because it’s almost always surprising by definition. That’s its nature.

My point though, really is, you know, we should be calling people out when they’re suggesting this.

Yes, to some extent or another, we have some influence over our lives. But like for example, is everybody going to be a celebrity or a king or a queen on planet earth at any given time? Is everybody going to be rich? Is everybody going to be famous? Like, you know, I don’t personally desire those things, but some people do.

But it’s just mathematically impossible that everybody is going to experience those conditions at any given point in time, especially at this point in human history. Where, you know, there are many barriers to people being able to live their ideal life, you know, or if somebody is born into poverty or born into a country that is ravaged by war, you know, are they individually responsible for that? Give me a frigging break. That’s just… it’s absurd.

So yes, we can control certain things within certain parameters.

We’re all born at a certain time and we’re imprinted with the energies of our astrology chart that kind of governs, you know, what kind of things we’re going to do, you know, like somebody has to be, you know… plow the streets in the winter if you live in an area where it snows, you know… I mean, not everybody is going to be a billionaire.

It’s just, you know, or, you know, is everybody in a, living in a country where they’re suffering from drought? I mean, you know, are they all responsible for that? My God, it’s just, it’s infuriating.

So you know, there’s, like I said, there’s some things we can control and there’s some things we can’t.

If you’re born in Bangladesh, you know, and nothing against Bangladesh, the likelihood of you living the same way that somebody who’s born in the suburbs of, you know, Atlanta is far less by definition. You know, and yeah, you could argue, like I said, that the Soul chose those conditions when they incarnated. But there’s a much greater likelihood that if you are born into certain countries that you’re going to not live as long as you would elsewhere or have as much money or whatever. But none of us are any less equal than the other in truth.

So you know, let’s stop this victim bashing, basically.

Like I said, I’ve known many people who’ve gone through some very difficult and trying circumstances, and the last thing I would say to those people is that “Oh, you know, that’s your negative thinking!”

Oh my God, you know, and then there’s, here’s the other side of that, right? Like me right now, I’m upset about this and I’m expressing myself. There’s a place for being upset and unhappy because if we didn’t get that way, sometimes nothing would ever change. It would just be a stasis, right?

People sometimes need to get riled up to affect changes in the world. And sometimes it takes pushing people into uncomfortable situations to get them to actually change because people are kind of lazy or they don’t, you know, they want to stay in familiar territory or whatever the case may be.

So it’s okay to be upset about some aspects of the world that we live in right now. If we didn’t and if we’d all be enslaved and we’d just be like bags of jello, you know? So it’s okay to not be happy about things in the world.

You know, the last thing we actually need right now is more complacency. When we see injustice and when we see people being abusive, we should do something about it.

We shouldn’t say, “Oh, well, you know, so-and-so’s husband is beating her because she’s thinking negatively.” God!

Okay, so have I said what I need to say?

This is really important. You know, this is one of the things about the spiritual community.

Like on other dimensions, I’m sure that our thoughts can probably manifest instantaneously in like a nanosecond. And so, yeah, there’s a lot more leeway perhaps on other dimensions for being able to affect our reality.

But down here in three-dimensional reality where we’re dealing with three-dimensional objects and situations, there’s limits to… we operate within parameters.

I think I’m going to stop there. I’ll leave it at that for now.

We’ll talk again soon and one of these days I won’t be in a pissy mood.

Alright, talk to you later.


Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

Related episodes:

My previous episode (which I mentioned and is related):
Darkness is the Absence of Light

The original version of this episode can be found here.

Blowback for Abuses of Power – Pluto transit Aquarius

Purging and Decompression

Lightworker Activations – Pluto in Aquarius 2nd ingress

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

Mars, Pluto and Venus conjunct in Aquarius – Trauma of the Divine Feminine

Pre-Equinox Astrology – Spring 2024

North Node transit Aries, South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

Saturn, Chiron, Collective Trauma and Darkness

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check: 2023-2026

The Stunning Transit of Neptune in Aries: 2025-2039

The Dramatic Astrology of 2028

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto

Check my “Community Tab” where I comment and share links I find interesting.

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#Karma #AgeOfAquarius #Spirituality


Blowback for Abuses of Power – Pluto transit Aquarius

I discuss why we should anticipate blowback to occur for prominent, influential or powerful figures that abused their power during the transit of Pluto through Capricorn (2008-2024).

This episode was published on February 21, 2024 at 1:10pm AST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 21st, 2024.

I’ve stated this numerous times in previous episodes, some of which are rather long. But I want to express it here very succinctly and clearly.

And this has been on my mind for a few days, so it feels like I should do this.

And that is this:

Pluto, natally or by transit in some circumstances, can provide people with a significant amount of power.

Whether we consider their roles to be positive or negative, there is a reason why some people are in positions of power. And almost always, the effect of Pluto is playing a role in this. Typically, this has to do with their natal placement of Pluto.

But there’s always a significant catch.

And that is that if you abuse your power for purely selfish reasons, or you abuse it in ways that are not aligned with the highest interests of the greater good, there will eventually be blowback.

If you think about it, many very powerful prominent figures in history have had dramatic comeuppances or downfalls. And these can occur very suddenly.

This is what I call karmic blowback. It can take a long time in some cases, but it will happen. And these energies can express themselves very violently at times. Pluto is often very extreme.

Think of a dictator who is overthrown. Someone like Saddam Hussein or Muammar Gaddafi.

The reason this has been coming to my mind a lot recently is that, as I’ve been talking about, Pluto has shifted into Aquarius, and we can expect that there will be a comeuppance for those who abused their power or influence while Pluto was in Capricorn from 2008 until 2024.

Capricorn naturally rules the 10th house, which deals with the power structures and institutions that undergird society, as well as people in positions of leadership and authority or status.

The 10th house is very visible. So that’s why I keep emphasizing power players and power structures, because that’s what we’re talking about.

These are the kind of people we hear about or read about or that are reported on on a fairly regular basis. They are not always high profile, but often they are.

So that’s why this karmic comeuppance is going to be so dramatic, because we will likely be seeing it and we will be aware of it.

Also, they may not be politically powerful figures. It could be people in the corporate sector. It could be people in the judiciary. It could be people involved in criminal activities or organizations. It could be people in any area of life. Entertainment, the media, sports, finance.

We can expect quite a few scandals to emerge over the coming years and I believe that has already started to happen.

Another thing about this is that Pluto operates in the shadows. So many of the things that come to light will be darker in nature and often quite surprising, because much of it will be things that we had no idea about. They were beneath the surface.

It’s kind of like turning over rocks and finding really weird or creepy things underneath that you had no idea were there. And some of it may be quite salacious.

Imagine you’re renovating an old house and you find all kinds of rot in the walls that you didn’t know was there. That’s kind of like how Pluto works. It will expose the rot that was going on behind the scenes.

So you proceed with the renovation and once it’s done, you now have a renewed structure that is good to go for many years, if it is maintained.

Pluto goes into areas that we don’t typically like to go into or look at. It exposes the shadows.

So I anticipate that, like I said, all of the areas that were highlighted with Pluto, Transit and Capricorn, we’re going to find out where the rot was in all of those various arenas. Whether it’s politics, government, corporations, institutions, or any other industry, organization, hierarchical structure, or area of life.

I’m putting this out there very succinctly because I’m encouraging people to pay attention to what happens over the next few years, where there will be a lot of accountability and in some cases prosecutions, or dramatic downfalls, of people who have been powerful figures in recent history.

Make a mental note of that and watch how this plays out. Watch the dominoes fall because it will take down their accomplices as well.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

Related episodes:

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

Purging and Decompression

Lightworker Activations – Pluto in Aquarius 2nd ingress

Mars, Pluto and Venus conjunct in Aquarius – Trauma of the Divine Feminine

Pre-Equinox Astrology — Spring 2024

North Node transit Aries / South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

Saturn, Chiron, Collective Trauma and Darkness

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check

The Stunning Transit of Neptune in Aries: 2025-2039

The Dramatic Astrology of 2028

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto

Links referenced herein:

Indicted ex-FBI informant told investigators he got Hunter Biden dirt from Russian intelligence officials

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#Astrology #PlutoInAquarius #PlutoInCapricorn


Lightworker Activations – Pluto in Aquarius 2nd ingress

I discuss some of the significant manifestations of the 2nd ingress of Pluto transiting Aquarius and some noteworthy patterns I have observed in client astrology readings lately.

This episode was published on February 17, 2024 at 6:41pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 17th, 2024.

Wow. Just wow. This recent period has just been astonishing.

I thought I would talk a little bit about that because I have made a number of posts on my community tab and been discussing some of the themes that have been coming up for me, and it turns out that they resonate with others as well.

We went through a little period recently that was kind of a mixture of complete exhaustion and then coupled with dramatic bursts of energy, like the energy would fluctuate and vacillate pretty dramatically.

That’s kind of a hallmark of Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, where Pluto recently ingressed on January 20th. So we may need to be prepared overall for pretty dramatic and wild swings of energy insights, themes, and so forth.

I spent some time personally reflecting on this, like why am I completely exhausted one day and then hypercharged the next? And this is what I think is going on.

For me, this period from 2008 until just recently, when Pluto was in Capricorn, was energetically really heavy and it felt oppressive and stifling and confining and restricting and limiting. It even included a degree of fear.

And if we look at what was happening in the world, that’s understandable. We had these oppressive reactionary forces within the power structures of our societies who were threatening to repress us or force their worldview onto us, contain us, control us, dominate us.

And so it’s kind of like we were walking around hunched over, you know, thinking we’re going to get whacked, either on the material or energetic levels. So it’s kind of like there was a barrage of energy shooting down upon us and we had to put up our shields to protect ourselves and keep kind of like a stiff upper lip, be very sort of stalwart and stoic as we’ve been going through this period.

And then after a while, we got used to that. So we’ve been in this very kind of defensive posture for like 16 years.

And let’s face it, many of us have been brutally persecuted in past lifetimes for sticking our necks out. So we have good reason intuitively to be cautious or reserved about expressing our true identities and beliefs.

This frequently shows up in the natal charts of people I do readings for. And I’ve heard stories of people’s past lives that are truly shocking and deeply disturbing.

At the same time, recently, just recently, and a bit last year, when Pluto was in Aquarius for a few months, there was a heightening of the energy. So I also sense right now that there is this heightened energy. It’s resonating on a higher frequency.

But at the same time, we still have that kind of lingering residue of heavy energy that we have been fighting with, which has been exhausting for so many years.

So although the energy has shifted, we haven’t quite acclimated to it yet. And there’s still that lingering kind of fear and hesitation and reservation because we were in the Pluto and Capricorn energy for so long.

Five days ago, I published an episode about this really remarkable conjunction of Mars, Venus, and Pluto at the first degree of Aquarius. And of course, out of curiosity, I wanted to see how events might take place in the world that would reflect those energies.

So I’ve been checking the news, and of course, there’s been a lot of dramatic developments this week, like some really stunning developments that very much fit within those themes, some of which I posted on my community tab here.

The problem, in fact, wasn’t that I couldn’t find them, correlations I mean, the problem was that there was just too many of them. And I can’t just flood my community tab with all this stuff, it would just overwhelm people. So I kind of got like, “Whoa, it’s just overwhelming.”

But, there’s a really interesting theme playing out here, which is that a lot of the kind of karmic reckoning that I had predicted going back a year ago or more is starting to occur. And that gives me hope for this new phase that we’re entering, that justice for all the crimes and abuses of power that occurred with Pluto and Capricorn are now starting to play out.

So this gives us hope that this insanely crazy period that we just went through over the past 16 years is over. It’s coming to an end.

And there’s going to be a comeuppance, and to some degree, things are going to be more normal and hopefully, people will be a lot less inclined to go off the deep end with the batshit crazy stuff once they see other people being held accountable for these kinds of things.

And I expect that over the next few years, we’re going to see a lot of people facing things like prosecution for their actions and misdeeds, much of it of a criminal nature, if it wasn’t organized crime.

There was a weird thing going on while Pluto was in Capricorn where people just thought that they could get away with some of the most outrageous things. And they just kept upping the ante and raising the bar because they were getting away with it.

But that, like I said, seems to be coming to an end, thank God.

So there’s going to be a lot of drama around that, but for a change, it’s going to be good drama because those of us who are based in reality and uphold higher moral and ethical standards are going to be buoyed by that. We’re going to find this very uplifting because at least we now know that there is some justice, that there are limits and constraints that will keep us from going off the deep end completely.

It’s interesting because I often do prayers or set intentions for exactly these kinds of things, and I published a whole bunch of them here as shorts on my YouTube channel. This stuff is real, it’s really happening. Finally, right, because the energy is now conducive to that.

So the initial phase of this is going to be just putting things back into order and back into place.

Then the next phase will be how do we move forward beyond and into new realms of exploring how this energy flows and manifests out into society and the world. That’s when we get into the real phase of progress.

First we have to restore order from the chaos, then we can start being more proactive, and that’s where we come into play.

People like you, if you’re listening to me, you’re probably ahead of your time. You’re a change agent. You came here to help move humanity forward into this new age, and we’ve been being battered and hammered for quite some time now.

And so, like I said, we’ve developed this defensive posture, but soon we will be in creation mode instead of defense mode.

There’s going to be a lot of people who are going to need guidance and direction and instruction on how to work with and handle these kinds of energies, because this is a paradigm shift, which is another thing I’ve talked a lot about here, and paradigm shifts can be very disorienting initially.

It’s a whole new reality. This is a shift of Ages. It’s something that humanity hasn’t experienced for over 2,000 years. It’s huge. It’s virtually unprecedented, especially now that we have all this technology that we can utilize to communicate at the speed of light, which is, again, Pluto in Aquarius ruled by Uranus.

So I find this all tremendously exciting, although lately it has been exhausting.

I would encourage people in their spiritual practice to be clearing energies, and thought forms and beliefs, that were relevant between 2008 and 2024, but that no longer fit into this paradigm we’re moving into.

It’s probably going to take us a bit of time to trust that, but overall we need to do some housecleaning internally so that we can embrace and embody this new energy that is actually here right now. We’re in the hangover stage of this shift of phases of energies. So that’s the good news.

I think that seeing people held accountable for all their misdeeds, what we’ve seen recently is just the beginning.

Watch what happens over the next while. We have another period of Pluto dipping back into 29 degrees of Capricorn for 10 weeks in the fall of this year. That’s the last shot of that energy where people who are not tuned in are likely to make some really big mistakes that they will regret later. If they think for a minute that that is the status quo, they are wrong. So I think that’s the final test of this period of shifting energies.

I want to point out one other thing too, which is something that’s just come to my attention recently.

For some reason I was drawn to go and listen to some of the episodes that I published here a long time ago. I have stuff on here that goes back over two years now. And I don’t normally do that. I don’t go listen to old episodes, especially of my own.

But I was pretty blown away by how spot on I was, how accurately prescient or prophetic I was. Go back and listen to some of my older episodes.

What I publish here has a lasting kind of quality. It’s not all just about in the moment.

And I was quite impressed with how accurately predictive a lot of those themes I’ve talked about are.

In fact, I was listening to someone else a few days ago and they were talking about all this stuff and I was thinking, I did an episode on that like a year and a half ago. And I was kind of like “What is with that?”. You know, I feel like I’m really ahead of my time.

So if you’re bored, and I know everyone is super busy and overwhelmed these days, but a lot of the content I have published here, even going back a long time, is very much accurate about what’s happening here now and what themes are going to be in play.

And that was always my intention, was to build a body of work that was foundational and that would be relevant for a long time.

I know that the trend right now is for people to be very much into immediate gratification and hyper-stimulation, constantly going from one thing to the next. In other words, being ungrounded.

But there’s overriding patterns and themes that are at play here that are really important in terms of understanding what’s going on, on a bigger level.

So in short, we’re in this shift of energies. We have to kind of let go of that past energy. We don’t need to be fearful or anxious in the same way that we used to. So we need to clear out that kind of energy, which will allow us to make this shift more easily.

The tide has turned. A lot of people are going to be held accountable for how they abused their power while Pluto was in Capricorn. Fantastic.

And in the not too distant future – probably more actually in the time frame of when Pluto really settles into Aquarius for the next 20 years, which is in the fall – and I’ll put the dates on the screen, that’s when the real moving forward energy really kicks in and we can completely leave behind all of the fears, apprehensions, dotes, and the defensive posture we had to assume while Pluto was in Capricorn.

Also, a lot of what I’ve been saying here has been coming up very powerfully in the readings I’ve been doing for people lately. It’s showing up in their charts and in their transits.

Like literally I did a reading for someone the other day and I saw these signatures in their transits about how they were coming into this period of time where they would kind of be awakened and come into their mission, their sole mission for this lifetime. There’s trigger points that indicate that they are stepping into action.

Like there’s a lot of us who have been kind of like sleeper agents and over the next year or two, a lot of those people who have been laying low, living their day-to-day lives, are going to start being activated so that they can play a role in bringing in this New Age, the energies of this New Age.

And I’m getting really strong energy as I say this. I couldn’t be more thrilled about predicting that, honestly.

The kind of people who listen to me are like that in a lot of ways. I’ve seen that come up a lot in readings lately, like I said, that there’s a lot of people who are going to be kicked into action.

A lot of people had to be in that kind of dormant state because it was too dangerous for them to come forward and express their full potential and full being. The energies wouldn’t allow it. It was too heavy.

Very interesting, the timing of all of this and how it coincides with Pluto in Aquarius, which I talked about over two years ago here.

So I find this very exciting. I’m not saying we’re completely out of the woods. We’re not, but the energy is shifting very fast.

And that’s another characteristic of Pluto in Aquarius. The energies in Aquarius, because it’s ruled by Uranus, can move phenomenally fast and suddenly.

I also want to make a point that I think that one of the themes here as well in terms of accountability is going to be corporate malfeasance with respect to things like price gouging.

Powerful corporations, especially like monopolies, and there are way too many of those these days, they fit within the Pluto, Transit, and Capricorn umbrella.

And I think that we’re going to find that there’s going to be a lot of comeuppances in the corporate sector as well.

And let’s face it, many of them have been also lobbying and supporting a lot of the policies that we would consider to be anti-liberal or anti-democratic. And there’s going to have to be some accountability there.

Way too much power has been consolidated into the hands of a few.

And often it is these monied corporate interests who are actually driving the agenda, if not literally crafting policies, and financing and lobbying the politicians, who are effectively in many cases puppets or mouthpieces for these vested interests.

So the corporate sector is going to be in for a bit of a rude awakening as these energies shift because clearly they have abused their power and their influence for reasons relating to unfettered greed and narcissism without taking the welfare of society at large into account. And they’re going to have to be put in their place, and there may be some hard lessons learned there.

People keep talking about how the economy is great, but corporate profits have been stratospheric recently, and that accounts for a lot of the economic activity. Meanwhile, a lot of people have been struggling to survive.

Robert Reich published a chart the other day, which I shared on my YouTube channel, which showcases this in very dramatic terms. I’ll put that on the screen as well.

And if we’ve learned anything during this period, it is that we must be constantly engaged and vigilant about issues like social or economic justice or protecting liberal democracies. We can never take our rights or freedoms for granted.

One other point.

There’s some weird things which I’ve talked about before with YouTube comments. Comments sometimes go into like a Bermuda Triangle.

And it bothers me because a lot of people on my channel write these amazing comments, very thoughtful comments.

And I really respect that, you know, that people take the time to do that and that they do so eloquently.

So when comments just aren’t visible or don’t show up or nobody can see them or whatever, it bothers me because I feel bad because people, like I said, take all this time to do this and then nobody sees it.

So if that happens to you, just understand that it’s not me. I don’t have control over this.

I think some comments get flagged for some weird reason, even though I have very rarely seen comments that were truly offensive.

So don’t take it personally is what I’m trying to say. And I apologize for that, but it’s completely beyond my control.

There’s a lot of really weird quirks with the YouTube commenting system. Some people know this, but some people may not.

I just want you to know that I really respect and appreciate your effort. So please accept my apologies if that’s happened to you.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

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Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

Pre-Equinox Astrology — Spring 2024

North Node transit Aries / South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

Saturn, Chiron, Collective Trauma and Darkness

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

The Stunning Transit of Neptune in Aries: 2025-2039

The Dramatic Astrology of 2028

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto

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Mars, Pluto and Venus conjunct in Aquarius – Trauma of the Divine Feminine

I discuss the potent and remarkable astrology of the conjunction of Mars, Pluto and Venus at the very first degree of Aquarius in mid-February of 2024. 

This has significant implications for society and with respect to the Divine Feminine. 

This episode was published on February 12, 2024 at 1:37pm EST.

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Episode transcript:

Greetings all, welcome to Aquarian Diary.

I’m your host, John Irving.

It is February 12th, 2024.

Dates mentioned in this episode are calculated for the Eastern North America time zone. As usual, see the description for links to related episodes.

As I mentioned in my recent Pre-Equinox Astrology episode, which I published very early on February 11th, Mars enters Aquarius at 1:05 AM tomorrow morning, February 13th.

Mars will conjunct Pluto exactly at 1:06 AM on February 14th [at 0° 46′ 07″ Aquarius]. They will be within a very tight 2 degree orb through February 16th, and within a 5 degree orb through February 20th.

This is one of the most volatile and potent combinations of energies, especially if it occurs in close proximity or aspect to a significant point in your natal chart. With this aspect, it is not uncommon for pent up anger, resentment, or even rage or violence to burst forward in surprising and dramatic ways.

It could originate from within yourself, or it could be externally expressed by others.

This can be related to people, organizations, or institutions that attempt to forcibly dominate or control us, or even harm us. Needless to say, conflict can result.

Bear this in mind in your dealings with others and avoid risky or dangerous situations, people, or places during this time if possible. Also beware of expressing yourself or acting in rash ways that you may regret later when this energy subsides.

A good way to express this energy is through physical activity, being careful to avoid injury or accidents resulting from overconfidence or rashness, especially with sharp implements or tools.

Another way to benefit from this transit is to pay close attention to the nature and condition of any anger, resentment, or sense of injustice or victimization that arise or that this triggers within your psyche. Much of this may have been formerly unexpressed or not totally conscious. Make notes of this as it can point to shadow work or therapy that you can focus on later when the energies settle down. This can be extremely helpful in releasing yourself from past traumas.

Venus will enter Aries [Correction: Venus will enter Aquarius, of course, not Aries!] at 11:06 AM on February 16th and will conjunct Pluto exactly at 3:48 AM on February 17th [at 0° 51′ 41″ Aquarius], thus forming a very potent stellium with Mars and Pluto.

It would not be surprising if what is triggered relates to sexual trauma from this life or past lives.

Again, this is occurring at the very first degree of Aquarius, which Pluto just re-entered on January 20th of this year.

Aquarius deals with society at large – that’s broader society – social justice, causes and groups and organizations related to those kinds of activities, our dreams and hopes for the future, and technology, including the Internet.

Regrettably, with the involvement of Venus, this combination likely deals with violent abuses of the feminine, whether in the past or in the present.

Pluto can represent abuses of power, control, domination, oppression, victimization and subjugation. In Aquarius, it may represent systemic abuses or human rights abuses resulting from state or military action or warfare.

It would not surprise this astrologer if these themes arise or come to light during this period and they may be shocking.

It behooves humanity to confront and reconcile traumas and injustices, whether recent or from the distant past. They fester within our collective unconscious or psyche and our past, from generation to generation, whether we are aware of this or acknowledge this or not. To stop unconsciously perpetuating this and other vicious cycles, we must confront them honestly, sincerely and responsibly. We must do this for ourselves, for society and for future generations.

On February 19th, at 4.30am, the North Node conjuncts Chiron at 16 degrees and 45 minutes of Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars, of course. Again, the theme of trauma related to the masculine.

Chironic energies are never easy to confront, but this aspect speaks to bringing deep wounding to our conscious awareness and self-expression. It implies that the timing of this is fated.

The South Node, which speaks to the past, is transiting Libra. Libra seeks peace and harmony and is ruled by loving and compassionate Venus.

Given that this is occurring very near the recent ingress of Pluto in Aquarius, I predict that this will be a theme for years to come. The reconciliation of, and social justice pertaining to, abuses and subjugation of the Divine Feminine.

Venus can also represent the natural world and the nature spirit realms, which I have also talked about here before, and which have been subject to rapacious and unbridled opportunistic destruction by humans for millennia. Such acts are clearly a manifestation of the lower aspects of the divine masculine. Thus, the themes I have discussed extend to our precious and vulnerable natural world as well.

Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is currently transiting Taurus, as is Jupiter. Venus rules Taurus as well as Libra, again drawing our awareness to the natural realms and the land.

Again we must heal and transform our relationship with feminine principles, including the natural world, which provides us with incredible bounty and sustenance.

Those who seek to oppress or harm the divine feminine expression are acting against their own interests. Ultimately, it is unnatural, self-defeating, and nihilistic.

Events that transpire during this time may be quite disturbing and unwelcome. However, in the long run, they may initiate a cycle of much-needed awareness, heart-based healing and transformation. Healing that will help us transform and regenerate our collective psyche in critically important ways.

As we can see, a tremendous amount of powerful and important information can be deduced from astrological transits, on both the personal and collective level.

In the age of Aquarius, we will begin to learn and master collective consciousness. Consciousness that profoundly affects us in ways we barely understand. It is our destiny.

Mastery begins with conscious awareness. Denial of truth is not an option.

If during this time, the Divine Feminine is attacked by lower expressions of masculine energy, know that this is not the way. It is merely an expression of their own unresolved wounding, vulnerability, and weakness.

There are a lot of major, major changes occurring right now astrologically and over the next couple years.

We’re going to have Neptune changing signs. We’re going to have Uranus changing signs. We’re going to have Saturn changing signs. Pluto changing signs recently alone is huge.

And so, this is a really good time to get a lay of the land before these things happen, with your own personal astrology. I know from a lot of people I’m talking to that there are major changes taking place.

Often as expected, people tend to request readings when major things are happening that they don’t understand. But I would highly encourage you to be proactive and get a reading beforehand so that you have some mental preparation for what might be coming up. It can be extremely helpful. You don’t want to leave it to the last minute. And I do have a special going on right now for readings.

Again, for more detail, check the episode description for other episodes or articles that are related or that I mentioned.

And if you’re interested in a reading with me, I’ll put a link to that as well. I have a 20% off special on currently.

Many sincere thanks to everyone who supports me, especially my YouTube members.

Thank you very much.

Take care, all the best, and I’ll talk to you again soon.

End episode transcript.

Related episodes:

Pre-Equinox Astrology — Spring 2024

Pluto in Aquarius – Dawn of Global Consciousness⁠

North Node transit Aries / South Node transit Libra: 2023-2025

Saturn, Chiron, Collective Trauma and Darkness

Nature Spirits in Distress

How We Will Heal The Earth

Saturn transit Pisces – Reality Check

Pluto at 29° Capricorn – A Karmic Reckoning

Pluto Transit Capricorn – Lessons for Humanity

The Stunning Transit of Neptune in Aries: 2025-2039

The Dramatic Astrology of 2028

Other episodes of mine featuring Pluto

Check my “Community Tab” where I comment and share links I find interesting.

You can also support this channel with ⁠a monthly membership⁠.

#Astrology #SpringEquinox #PlutoInAquarius


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