( Mosaic Art – Passiflora)
Yesterday marked the 2018 Spring Equinox. It’s a time when the length of daylight is approximately equal to nighttime – and when the Sun’s rays shine at a perpendicular angle to the earth. This is a twice a year happening marked by the Spring and Fall equinoxes. Usually the Sun’s rays hit the earth at an angle because the earth is tilted on its axis.
But yesterday the Sun entered the sign of Aries and “directness” is a main characteristic of that cardinal fire sign. The chart for the Equinox is wild and explosive – pivotal and revolutionary. That chart could be considered the Solar Return or “Birthday chart” for this year. The Sun at 0 degrees of Aries marks the beginning of the 12 month (12 sign) Zodiacal calendar. The chart constructed for this event is stunning in its “unhinged, basically unrestrained” quality.
One of the more stunning aspects of this Equinox chart is the tight, conflicted, square aspect between the Sun and a Mars/Pholus conjunction. Mars is explosive and Pholus symbolizes a small, seemingly inconsequential stimulus that delivers a massive destabilizing impact. An Aries Sun doesn’t need much encouragement in this regard. But the dynamic square provides it anyway.
Pushy,impatient women with dynamic minds – especially young women – figure largely into the overall change implied for the year. The power of women’s influence is rooted in a lineage of rage that’s been restrained for ages.
Uranus is always a wild card. He’s harmoniously aspected by the fiery, passionate asteroid Vesta. This does not appear to be a “calming of the waters” that trines usually represent – mainly because Uranus is involved. Blockages that have previously stood in the way of a passionate Uranian response (rebellion, reversals, sudden awakenings, and uncomfortable, “squirm-worthy” truths) are removed.
All bets are off as to how all of this this will express. Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio and the cosmic influence of Salacea (salaciousness) are thrown into the mix. In fact “salaciousness” could be the primary characteristic of this pivotal year.
Saturn (the challenge of the current times) presents in the form of the “town crier” archetype – the guy – (or in this case maybe the girl) who tells the resistant masses what they subconsciously already know but would like to pretend they don’t.
Everyone’s hands are dirty. The time of reckoning is now. Rallying to a cause in the direction of a new national ideal is implied. “After glimpsing an emerging vision, a leader steps forward to promote it.”
This week (tomorrow) Mercury in the sign of Aries begins its retrograde phase – a phase that lasts through April 15th. Jupiter continues in “Scorpionic” (salacious) retrograde motion through the first week in July.
Mercury’s retrograde point is 16 degrees of Aries. It’s Sabian symbol “Suitcase in hand, a girl marches out the door to move in with her boyfriend. Her parents sit and watch in stony silence”.
That pretty much sums it up. The situation is destabilized. A “shift of power” is all pretty disorienting – and for some, seriously alarming. The natural ebb and flow kicks in. A “rebalancing act” takes over. And it looks (for the time being) like the “meek” could actually inherit the earth.
I’ll personalize areas for reconsideration and reversal for each sign.
Thanks, as always, for reading
RN., MS., NMH., RYT., C.A.P.
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
For Aries the nature of relationships begin to change. You may have rearranged or reversed your previous style and approach to life. And you may begin to see the “power axis” shift. What once felt disempowering may no longer be. A fight for something more “just and fair” – or more balanced – begins to produce results. The gloves may “come off” easily but you may be in the process of reconsideration or a temporary pause. How far should you actually go to tip the scales in your favor. “When is enough too much” or “when is enough not quite enough” may be questions that float through your mind. Still you know it’s about time to move forward. All the gears are moving into place. Now is the time to reconsider in preparation for some kind of well-thought-out, well timed action. If something “salaceous,” dark, or overly competitive doesn’t derail you, you stand to reap some substantial benefits.
TAURUS (April 21-May 21)
All the action – power shifting, reversals, and rethinking – takes place behind the scenes, within your mind and heart, in the deepest recesses of your being. Your spirit guides and sense of “inner knowing” stages some kind of unexpected rebellion. This may present in the form of a situation you can’t control – a person you can’t control, or a move in a direction you may not be able to fully control. It’s time to listen carefully to whats happening beneath the surface of your being even if it feels destabilizing. Your health may be under some strain at the moment as you may be “hearing” something that flies in the face of what you assumed was true, already in progress, or set in stone. A loss of some kind is indicated. But this looks like an opportunity to take back your power. You cannot afford to be disconnected from mysterious sources of information. Consider what your instincts are telling you. Rely on them during this period of “adjustment”.
For you a correction or rebalancing dynamic may be in play. A decision you made based on what looked like an opportunity to freely infuse your imaginative, creative, loving self into an equation may have turned out to be more restrictive than you anticipated – or not at all the direction or opportunity it appeared to be around the end of last year. A reversal or backpedaling type of energy may be in play from now until April 15th. An ending, dissolution, or unraveling is possible within the professional sector of your life. An old sense of comfort with feeling victimized is coming to a close. Reactions from others may change in response to some different kind of energy that begins to emanate from you. Taking the “bull by the horns” may be your attitude. Anger or some new impetus to act is cause for optimism as you continue to mull over how to get this right. Something revolutionary or rebellious act may be involved. The power axis may be shifting. It looks like it could benefit you if you can channel your frustration into action that is impeccably well planned.
Because Cancer is incredibly sensitive to any lunar influence, you may be feeling the effects of an impending full moon in your 4th house of home, family, and the past. Something in that sector of your life is building to a culmination as you contemplate the need to resolve something that’s been left unresolved. Setting in place a more vital and solid foundation for the direction of your life is indicated. Maybe you need to move. Maybe you just need to throw some things out. Maybe you need to have a talk with your Mom. Maybe you need to recognize that the opposite of what you’ve always thought you needed to do needs to be considered. Re-think underpinnings. Re-think supportive structures. Reconsider location. Reconsider how you can move more deeply into your essential self. What you need to project to be professionally successful is something more deeply connected to you and your roots – and possibly to your Mom. Reinforce the connection. Reunite what’s been separated. Rethink inner peace as the main ingredient for a new, more supportive foundation
LEO (July 21-Aug 21)
Something involving plans for the future, a partners opinions and strategies (and maybe your own), needs to be reconsidered. Travel, foreign environments, and the need for something more balanced and well-thought-out may be in play. Identifying blind spots, more discussion, more information, and a better foundation needs to be set in place so that effective decisions can be made. Something that has been glossed over requires sone back-pedaling and a delay in the action – or more time to come to some conclusion that may actually define the nature of your future. Moving in the direction of your North Node seems wise. Currently the North Node resides in your 12th house of inner knowing, instincts, inspired guidance, and places within the deepest recesses of your mind and heart. It seems that’s where the answers you need reside. It may be a matter of waiting, dreaming, contemplating, and sitting in silence with yourself for awhile. Any partner involved in the decision making process would be well-advised to do the same. I would predict that about 7 days from now you will have some solid answers that have mysteriously “come to you. And those are the best, most fool-proof kind.
Virgo may be in the process of rethinking their sex life and their ability to connect very deeply with another. Reassessing what’s going right, what could be better, what’s gone haywire, and what’s at the root of some ongoing restriction may be in order. Most likely an advanced or different form of healing needs to take place. A reversal of some kind may be part of the solution. Foundationally a more balanced and peaceful relationship with your physical body needs to be considered. For the next several weeks a re-assessment of your true worth and value, a re-ordering of priorities, and a re-newed or first time willingness to slow down and savor a sensual moment may be your most effective strategy. You may be on the verge of a personal sexual revolution and rebellion against past patterns and most of what you’ve been taught. More broadly a willingness to suspend judgement and thinking facilitates healing. The truth is that you need more closeness and a deeper connection. But as complicated and treacherous as this territory feels, it could actually be pretty simple. Owning your body, listening and learning from the information it gives you, and retraining yourself to enjoy sensation could be easier than you think. In my book there are worse assignments.
LIBRA (September 21-October 21)
Rethinking how your style and approach to life could be fueling conflict, imbalance, and something less satisfying than you’d like may be your mission for the next several weeks. An occupational hazard for Libra is a built-in aversion to conflict and doing whatever it takes to squelch it. A “peace at any price” default position has a way of unleashing exactly what you don’t want especially within the realm of relationships. So in the interest of moving relationships in a more satisfying direction, a reconsideration of what the most effective kind of action you could take is in order. Maybe you need to be more direct, more forthright, and more courageous. Maybe everything would be better if you said what you meant and refused to sugar-coat the truth. Maybe the direct approach would not send you or your partner into a tail spin. Venus, your chart ruler, is headed for a confrontation with Uranus. Some kind of rebellion or personal revolution against your old style and approach could be timely over the next few weeks. Passion and anger stem from the same place. Suppressing one suppresses the other. You may have inadvertently created something too confusing and too bland for what you actually need. A reversal shifts the energy.
SCORPIO (October 21 – November 21)
Allowing your instincts, inner knowing, internal guidance, dreams, memories, and mysterious connections to inform your work and influence your health may be up for acknowledgement and some reconsideration. Action in the direction of self-improvement may be second nature to you. But working harder may not be the answer. Working smarter may be. If there is a problem, chances are sitting still with yourself and tuning in will trigger the recognition of a solution. Your inner life is designed to yield better solutions and more progress than more traditional, tangible formulas and recommendations. It may be time for some deeper work to uncover what’s thus far evaded you. The lid may be coming off of some communication restriction. You may be perplexed as to what you can do to feel less ineffective or powerless to re-establish severed connections. The answer lies within. It’s time to focus your attention in that direction or to seek the help of an intuitive healer or psychic – someone skilled in interpreting subtle messages and unraveling mysteries. But a helper is no substitute for developing your own intuition. Getting where you want to be is a matter of taking the time needed to discover what you already know.
Sagittarius may need to reconsider something that would be more effective in delivering to themselves a more joyful life experience. More love, more fun, and something freer and more energizing may be evading you. Old assumptions about your home and your approach to life may feel restricting. Maybe you’re in the wrong location surrounded by the “unlike-minded”. Maybe you haven’t been able to put your finger on what it is that would make you happy. But whatever it is it seems to involve the need for more freedom and power. Jupiter, your chart ruler, suggests that your restrictions may be self-imposed and invisible, the result of old patterns and inherited feelings of being unworthy. Something needs to be uprooted. It seems you need to be free of something that restricts you monetarily. Maybe you refuse to take ownership of some responsibility that rightfully belongs to you. Maybe you feel disempowered by an “authority” who essentially owns you. Taking back what belongs to you seems critically necessary for you to get where you want to be. Paying off debts or feeling less indebted to someone you feel “saved” you may be important. Start with taking ownership of your physical body and extend that to re-owning your personal values and priorities, your money, your talents, assets, and the final authority over your life.
CAPRICORN (December 21-January 21)
A new awareness and reconsideration of your essential nature, your home, and what it is that makes you feel secure may trigger the need for a less fearful approach to life. At least this needs to be considered. Decisions based in fear and an overly cautious, rational, financial focused approach to life may be cutting you off from the part of yourself that could instinctively know the right thing to do – or imagine it into being. Ignoring your instincts in favor of some traditional formula or outworn “sage advice” puts you and your relationships in peril. The fact is something more adventurous but less secure could be what you need to move your life and relationships in a more balanced direction. Diving into the transformative process seems to work in your favor. Using self-discipline to extract yourself from something you’re deeply attached to (fear probably) may be the action you need to take. Capricorn doesn’t shy away from doing the “hard thing.” So its time to do it. It’s time to take some risk and to trust that the universe (and maybe a partner) will land you on your feet. It’s likely your current approach has taken you as far as you can go and a fundamental rearrangement to restore balance is in order.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
Saturn in your 12th house is requiring that you identify how you restrict yourself and essentially keep yourself confined. Saturn is requiring that you find a way to set yourself free by doing something that requires a persistent effort, self-discipline, and uninterrupted focus. Times up on blaming someone or something else for your lack of freedom. Mercury retrograde asks you to reconsider your ideas about the kind of actions you can take, the mindset you accept and maybe cultivate, and a break from your usual mode of making decisions. Accepting responsibility for where your at and the power of your mind to create your circumstances is important. You need to learn something new – a new language or how to be in a different kind of relationship with yourself and your future. Your work now is all deeply personal and engages the deepest levels of your being. Being bluntly honest with yourself and open to something new triggers a series of events that moves you fairly quickly in the direction of your dreams. Pay attention to information coming from mysterious realms as well as synchronous events. This a pivotal turning point for you.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
Some reconsideration of what you own, how you manage your finances, how you create stability for yourself, and who you feel indebted to, is timely. There’s probably room for improvement in how you’re managing your resources. An inherited talent that’s lain dormant for awhile (one of your most important assets) may be in need of further development. A new and different (or rebellious) action goes a long way toward returning to you the power that rightfully belongs to you. A sense of balance may be re-established over the next few weeks. It seems you may be reconsidering the direction of your future and the infusion of something more passionate and fully alive. But nothing is entirely clear yet. Mid-July you may have a better idea of where you’re headed. In the meantime cultivate stability and passion, learn more, and imagine into being as many happy scenarios as possible. It appears you’re being set free and that this is the year things really come together for you.