Flounder (source: National Geographic)

Check out this flounder. It’s like looking in a mirror, right?

The reason I say that is because it’s likely that we all feel as if we’re floundering this week. Saturn went retrograde a couple of days ago. Venus went retrograde this morning. Jupiter goes retrograde tomorrow. And if that wasn’t enough, Mars entered fishy Pisces this morning where it will remain until the end of June.

All of these factors combined mean that most of us won’t feel as if we’re getting anywhere for the next few months. Even when Mars finally makes it into Aries (a sign over which it rules), it starts to slow down, too, spending much of the year stuck in the same part of the sky.

In a way, this flatfish is representative of the big lesson that 2020 is trying to teach us. With so much outer planet action in the sign of Capricorn, a lot of us not only feel as if we’ve hit the bottom, but also like we’ve got the weight of the world (or maybe the ocean) holding us down.

Capricorn is the sign of evolution, represented by a creature that emerged from the sea, eventually becoming the nimble goat at the top of the mountain. It may have taken it a lifetime to reach the apex, but it was never deterred by setbacks or a pace that sometimes seemed unfathomably slow.

Do you see how that flounder has evolved to cope with its circumstances? It didn’t always have two eyes on the same side of its head. But one day it realized that it could see where it was going far more clearly than where it came from.

That’s the lesson that we all need to learn in 2020, especially during a week like this one. Whether or not we are aware of it, we evolve to cope with our circumstances. Don’t fight it.

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