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.
The next couple of weeks may seem a bit surreal. The Sun moves into mystical Pisces on February 18th, immediately entering into a conjunction with Pisces’ ruling planet Neptune, exact on February 23rd but in effect throughout this period.
The stabilizing force of Capricorn cannot be underestimated. A six-planet cardinal grand cross continues to play out, and with it the potential for great unrest or downright calamity (internally or externally manifested): Uranus in Aries, Jupiter in Cancer, Mars in Libra are squaring off with Pluto, the Sun and Mercury in Capricorn.
The year 2013 ends with the astral equivalent of the Big Bang, greeting the New Year with a figurative fireworks display worthy of the Gods. Half a dozen celestial bodies choreographed in a transcendent dance focus their intense energies on a mostly unsuspecting earthbound population below.