Monday, March 18. Mercury stationed direct in Pisces yesterday. That planet has seeded something in our unconscious we may not understand until after April 6 when it reaches its retrograde degree. However, subtly, we may notice being called to wake up into the action of the impending Spring—just a little. There are no major aspects today, yet the energy of connection, conversation, and curiosity is strong.
March 20—Vernal Equinox. The transition is over; the birthday of the year is here. From here on out, life speeds up. The chart for the Equinox shows Mars in Aries moving towards a conjunction with Uranus and a square to Pluto. The Moon in Cancer is forming a square to Mars/Uranus and is opposing Pluto. These Cardinal signs provoke each other. Essential parts of life—like Selfhood, Home, and Mastery—are agitated by these planets. Things that have needed to change for a long time are suddenly on the front burner. Other planets have strong voices now too. Saturn in Scorpio is at the apex of a Yod that involves Jupiter in Gemini and Uranus. We search for simple solutions, but Saturn forces us to be accountable to things that usually are hidden. Check out assumptions. Don’t believe your first thoughts. What is really motivating the changes you are making? What is really motivating others? These desires go deeper than our first impressions. And because of this depth, real healing is possible. Another Yod, with Jupiter at the apex challenges our intentions to go slow and be thoughtful. In spite of the tension, volatility, and drama of this chart, there is a strong underlying component of water. We can empathize with others and come from a place of compassion. This may be our saving grace.
Friday, March 22. The Moon being in a fire sign today just may save us from the strong impulsivity that this day holds. The Leo Moon encourages us to be playful, creative, and spontaneous. Just the thing for when Mars comes into an exact conjunction with Uranus today at 8 degrees of Aries. These two planets can ignite rapid change, especially in a fire sign like Aries. The key ideas for Uranus: revolution, change, authenticity, radicalization, awakening, and innovation will be in evidence. Honor these parts of yourself. We are officially in the season of awakening. In the evening, as the Moon squares Saturn we have the opportunity to take a breath and reflect on how to use this energy responsibly over the long haul.