During this period the dominant astral energy is fire and water, meaning it is shaping up to be a pretty steamy summer, with Pluto in Capricorn the only planetary energy anchored in a practical earth sign, and no planets in air to give us a sense of objectivity (outside of the fast moving Moon).
On June 6th, the Sun and Uranus set the tone for the impending retrogrades when they sextile each other from their positions in Gemini and Aries, firing up our core intellect to detach from the school of minnows doing the same thing as everyone else and appreciate our own special uniqueness.
As the Sun enters Gemini on May 20th, may we invoke the words of the great spiritual philosopher who was born when transcendent Neptune and transformational Pluto were conjunct in the ultimate sign of perception.
It’s the Wild Wild West, folks. Trailblazing, untamed and unpredictable but fantastically creative, an against-all-odds determination to forge a new true identity we never thought possible, burning hot wrought iron energy hammering us, transforming us into what we need to be to make this new homestead for our being a reality.
The Spring Equinox on March 20th is the moment the Sun bursts into Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. All things new are associated with the inaugural fire sign – new life, new experiences, new growth and ways of being.
There are times when it seems pretty easy to interpret the nature of the transits we are under. One can use basic astrological principles and glean all the necessary factors and come up with a pretty clear sense of where we are and are going. And then, there are times like this. Ever since December 21st, when Venus went retrograde, we have been under a series of retrograde planets, one after the other, which complicates things enormously.