We’ve experienced many dramatic events and situations over the last month as the third exact square between Uranus and Pluto has grown closer, with Uranus forging ahead in his degree space of revolutionary Aries, and retrograde Pluto in paternal Capricorn marching backwards to meet him at the 11-degree mark.
If thoughts are indeed things, as esoteric teachings go, then May 5th-7th is an ideal time to put those “things” into order, and into the service of something greater than the mind itself. Mercury is the planet that archetypally represents our thoughts, how we perceive the world and communicate that out to others.
As many of my readers know, I do not see how it is possible for astrologers to make reliable, concrete predictions. Whether you are a scientific type who sees life through the lens of quantum physics or a more metaphysical type who feels/intuits that the world is a magical place that we can affect [...]
The celestial chatter reached a crescendo last week as the planets in Aries, especially Mars conjunct Sun seemed to have a lot to say. The longer, epoch defining signature of the Uranus/Pluto square is also tightening into its third exact hit next month and the volatile combination of the abundant planetary movement correlated here on Earth with dramatic events.
As we open this period the Sun, Venus, Mars and Uranus are still stacked up on top of each other like tenement housing and stay that way for the next couple of weeks. With all of them in Aries that means a lot of self-determining energy going on, individuals everywhere staking a claim to exist. From the core of our being, the archetypal warrior energy may erupt in our relationships and endeavor to break through any barriers that threaten to hold us back. Aries likes pressure and lots of it.
Over the past few weeks, the Sun and Venus, Mars and Uranus have been dancing in the sign of Aries. It started in the early degrees of Aries and is continuing right into today. But, it not only doesn’t end, it actually gets stronger with the New Moon on April 10, 2013 at 2:35am PDT. This New Moon will have the Sun/Moon conjunction (20° Aries) in very tight aspect to Mars and Venus.
If you didn’t feel the rush of spring when Mars entered Aries last week, you will now! The Vernal Equinox sets off an exciting new cycle at the moment when the Sun enters Aries at 4:02 am on March 20th.
Mercury and Venus steal the show in the week leading up to the New Moon on March 11th. Acting like two fishermen in the spiritual Piscean waters, throwing out their nets, trolling through the ocean of consciousness to pick up celestial signals from the big fish of the astral sea.
The ocean of inspiration beckons when the Sun enters Pisces in the still dreaming hours of morning on February 18th. He brings his light into the deep waters of consciousness where lies the potential for ego boundaries to be dissolved into the pure bliss of being. Making an immediate conjunction with Pisces-ruler Neptune, which becomes exact on February 20th, the Sun under such ethereal influence could generate the feeling of being at one with the greater whole that is life on this planet, in this universe.
Sensitivity builds during this period as the planets begin to gather in Pisces and inescapably meet up with Neptune, the planet that is the pure embodiment of the sign of the Poet, the Dreamer and the Mystic.