Joseph Ferdinand Cheval was born in the southeast of France. Coming from a poor farming family he left school at 13, becoming a baker's apprentice before changing careers to be a rural postman at 31.
His personal life was marred by loss. Joseph married at 22 and later had two sons, one of whom died at the age of 1. His wife died when he was 37.
In astrology, Saturn is the archetype of the sage which uses pain as a means to shift our attention on what we should focus on. Consider the restriction we have collectively felt during 2020 with Saturn being in its home sign of austere Capricorn. Sure, we might be missing international travel but if the consequences of vast economic inequality and environmental collapse are staring us down, what is ultimately of greater importance?
Covid is the prime topic of conversation from politicians, scientists and economists through to conspiracy theorists and celebrities. Elevated above all this noise, comes the cosmic perspective.
This article explores the insights that astrology and numerology offer during this time of global upheaval.
Astrology holds that the interplay between planets causes a collective impact. We’ll look at 3 important influences of astrology for today.
Saturn in Aquarius
Saturn spends around 2.5 years in each planet. Saturn rules structures (governments, nations, institutions etc) while Aquarius is the sign of the rebel. It is fuelled by a desire to tear down what is outdated and replace it with something better and more equitable.
When this planet and sign last constellated back in 1991, the Berlin Wall came down, borders opened and free elections ousted Communist regimes in Eastern Europe. Before the year was out, the Soviet Union dissolved into its individual republics.
The last transit of Saturn into Aquarius reunited those separated by the Berlin wall
Saturn in Aquarius 2020
In March 2020, Saturn dipped into Aquarius where it will largely remain for the next three years. Saturn being the planet of restriction and structures, March 2020 was when the government here in Australia started imposing safety laws and social distancing measures.
Initial annoyance over the imposition of rules and restrictions soon gave way to a greater respect for other people's wellbeing.
Woke up this morning I suddenly realised We're all in this together
Marcus has a great little yurt in his backyard overlooking the Bush and it is lovely. The numerology and tarot reading he gave me was really insightful, particularly the numerology.
It's given me really useful insights but also, pragmatic steps.
Where I was holding back, I'm confident now to step forward. I know what to do.
Definitely recommend meeting up with Marcus.
- Gabby K