Collateral Beauty

MANILA, March 12, 2019 - There have been ominous undertones of death lately.  It's not that a planet is causing more deaths—it is just in our faces at this time thru the news, social media feeds, and sadly, when a loved one passes away.

Recently, a plane crashed and there were no survivors. Today, I watched a documentary on Philippine president Duterte's war on drugs and the brutal killings that came with it. And then, came a friend's lament on how short life is.


This Plutonian undertone will continue thru January 2020.  It will not blow away anytime soon.  Hopefully, my saying this will make you—in your own way—become more accepting, more introspective, and more understanding of Death.

I lost my father eight years ago, and to this day—every single day—I sorely miss him.  Death is no stranger to me.  Like you, I know what Death feels like.  I know what it looks like.  But there is collateral beauty in Death.  You just have to try your best to see it and believe in it.

Collateral Beauty is a film worth watching. It's showing on Netflix.


Serbian astrologer Nikola Stojanovic links the 22nd degree of any Zodiac sign to killings. 

Jupiter and 22°
The recent travel-related mishaps in Colombia and Ethiopia, and "death magnified in our faces" during the week that passed can be attributed to Jupiter, ruler of far travel with a knack for magnifying anything it touches.  It stationed at 22° Sagittarius on March 2–11.

Pluto and 22°
• On February 13, Pluto entered 22° Capricorn, the degree of killings.

• On April 25, Pluto will turn retrograde  at 23°Capricorn and slowly slide to 16° before making its way back.  Pluto will go direct at 20° on October 4.

• April thru October will be a difficult time for people with natal planets in 23° to 16° Capricorn, Aries, Cancer and Libra.

• Pluto will enter 22°Capricorn one last time on December 20 thru January 19 2020.

• Pluto is death and the collateral beauty that always follows.

NEXT: Know more about 22° and other secret degrees


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