2018 —Whatta Year! Part One
This year has certainly flown by! And with it, many openings and portals of opportunity. Before we look ahead to 2019, let’s take a quick look back at the main events of this year:
The Leo-Aquarius eclipse cycle which began in 2017 and included the Great American Solar Eclipse, unfurled its potential during 2018. It will now complete with the upcoming January 2019 Lunar Eclipse at the critical zero degree of Leo. The zero degree of any sign contains the potential for its entire mission — like the acorn holding the blueprint for the entire hundred-foot oak tree.
In this case it’ll be about handing off leadership to the younger generation. Recognizing children as leaders. Shining our light (theirs and ours!). Revealing the shadow of Leo took us into deep dark spaces, which have only begun to be revealed and will continue to be revealed as expansive Jupiter rides through its home sign of Sagittarius (truth, publishing, the justice system) for the next 11 months.
Perhaps the most outstanding example of the power of the Leo-Aquarius eclipses was the Parkland, FL school shooting in February 2018 which happened on a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius. Children (Leo) stood up to the shocking (Aquarius) event by becoming leaders (Leo) for change (Aquarius).
Two months later Emma Gonzalez, Jaclyn Corin, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky made the cover of Time Magazine, after organizing March For Our Lives. The historic Washington, DC demonstration was estimated to be the largest in U.S. history, drawing over 800,000 participants in DC and hundreds of thousands more worldwide.
Nine year-old Yolanda Renee King, granddaughter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, was a main speaker. "I have a dream that enough is enough. And that this should be a gun-free world, period." If that isn’t an Aquarian game-changer, nothing is! Interestingly, Dr. King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, delivered in the same place, was part of the Saros 145 eclipse cycle, as was the Great American Eclipse (eclipses repeat about every 18 years with the same themes). This Saros cycle pertains to children, heirs, kings, royalty and legacy — and Yolanda’s speech clearly represented the passing of the baton to the new generation.
The groundswell continued. Parkland students spent the summer visiting 80 communities in 24 states to help register young voters for the U.S. midterms. Last month, Nobel Prize winner Desmond Tutu awarded the Parkland survivors the 2018 International Children’s Peace Prize (Leo rules honors).
Furthering the movement to paradigm-shifting (Aquarian) leadership, 28-year old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. First the Bronx native and former waitress unseated a ten-term incumbent in the June primaries - shocking everyone including herself - and then garnered the biggest upset victory in the midterm elections with a whopping 77% of the vote (Aquarius rules surprises too!). Her victory tickled us astrologers: she’s got an asteroid named after her, 23238 Ocasio-Cortez — how’s that for a meteoric rise?
AOC’s triumph was part of a larger Aquarian shout-out: the House of Representatives gained Democratic majority for the first time in eight years (Aquarius rules democracy and social change) while an astounding 400+ LGBTQ candidates ran for office nationwide - the largest number in American history!
Seven openly LGBTQ candidates ran for governor, with four receiving a major party nomination. Vermont CEO Christine Hallquist was America’s first openly transgender candidate for governor from a major political party.
U.S. Congressman Jared Polis will become the nation’s first openly gay governor come next month, and the first Jewish governor of Colorado. Liberation, individuality and diversity is what Aquarian energy is all about!