This week Mars ignites Uranus and Pluto on the heels of the Sun/Chiron conjunction. Electrifying, risk-taking, action oriented, impatient energy abounds. More than “the usual force” is being applied to breaking out, breaking free, love, sex, and subversive techniques that undermine consensus reality.
Angry outbursts and accidents reflect the difficulty of keeping this kind of energy under control. The ground is shaking beneath our feet and we may be contributing to the chaos. Long standing boundaries are being breached. Rule-breaking is rampant. Justice and fairness is highlighted. Patience is wearing thin. Remnants of the past are being destroyed. Traditional, “tried and true” options are disappearing.
Venus uniting with Eris, the uber-dark goddess, highlights awareness of the ongoing oppression of women and feminine energy. Being exposed is the extent to which governments, all over the world, have failed to stem the tide of violence and oppression against women and, instead, supported it. A landmark conference in Beijing 20 years ago focused on the problem and agreed to enact new laws to enforce more equitable societies. Since that time little has actually changed. This Monday delegates from all over the world meet to discuss new, horrifying statistics, the systemic failures they represent, and what can be done going forward.
On a personal level, within your home and along the course of daily events, you may be hyper-aware of subtle (and not so subtle) oppressive infringements on your freedom. Those may feel magnified to the point where you consider speaking out, protesting the status quo, and fighting back. A masculine/feminine tipping point seems to be emerging.
The Sun’s alignment with Chiron narrows our focus in ways that clarify our role and our mission. Mars activity makes it urgent that we find ways to be more bold, effective “forces to be reckoned with.”
On Thursday Mercury, the planet of communication, transits from rebellious and unpredictable Aquarius into the sign of elusive and inspired Pisces.
On Saturday Saturn turns retrograde for several months. It’s time to learn to say no, to back out of commitments you can’t or no longer want to honor, to end frustrating associations, and to complete projects that have been left undone.
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ARIES (March 21-April 21)
This week Aries may move between two worlds – the one that feels like his soul’s true peaceful home and the one where he must fight and “throw a few grenades” in order to protect his inner vulnerabilities. There is an internal focus on healing and connecting, a greater clarity about who you are, what you need, and new revelations about the importance of staying grounded in a stable emotional and physical balance. In the “here and now” you may be focused on beating back old stereotypes and assumptions about who you are, what you are willing to sacrifice, and what you’re now willing to accommodate. Things have changed. Your approach may be especially aggressive (if needed) to protect the inner spark of life that has been growing stronger as of late. It’s delicate, vulnerable nature in need of protection is clear to you. It’s time to make sure those around you have gotten the memo.
Taurus, the builder and consolidator, has a interesting approach to the natural breakdown phase that occurs cyclically in order to clear space for new beginnings. He tends to resist natural cycles of breakdown even though their purpose is to prevent his life from becoming a stagnant, irrelevant, cesspool of robotic pretending. Not that he wants his life to be lifeless, but sometimes he feels that any kind of stability is better than none. This week there is a breakthrough that reworks his notion of his place in society and awakens old dreams. It may take 2-3 weeks before the war raging within destroys what stands in the way of a “passionate new life” and makes surrender the only rational option. If you feel slightly irrational this week, this too shall pass. A major revival is in the works whether or not you resist. ou may just be doing it the hard way.
A recent narrowing of focus regarding career and your most natural authoritative position, has sparked new needs. Now clarification within the community or maybe among friends regarding your current focus and aspirations for the future may be in order. Sparked is some kind of rebellion against social expectations that seek to pigeon hole you, along with everyone else, for the sake of conformity and the avoidance of chaos. This may be occurring within personal love relationships as well. It is likely that you will not sink from a fight this week. As Mercury, your sign ruler, moves into Pisces, thoughts may be more romantic and imaginative. Infusing your space with magic and advising others on the wisdom of that approach seems natural. Clarity may feel elusive, but that may be to your advantage. There is a softer focus that reveals a powerful level of reality you deeply resonate with. It’s your power source and area of expertise.
This week Cancer may become very aggressive in pursuing her goals, refusing to allow others to stand in the way, block her progress, or undermine her efforts. You must keep yourself highly energized, well nourished, well rested, and blindly determined to keep the momentum going. The momentum began to build, possibly last week, when your future and future needs were suddenly clarified for you. You’re in this for the long haul and achieving what need to achieve can be strenuous requiring lots of strength and stamina. Make sure you stay realistic about what that entails for you. Make sure you keep others, who are more used to you softening and giving in to their needs, updated on your determination to follow through and to succeed. Self-discipline, intense focus, hard work, and patience are the allies you need to ensure success.
Clarified for Leo has been his enhanced position of power in the world, as usual related to his creative genius and eye for detail, especially where finances are a concern. Stepping into a new position of some kind may entail adjustments on the part of others who would prefer the old version of you they had grown comfortable with. But this game has changed. It is only fair that you update them on your expectations going forward. There may be some resistance from your “fans” but there is no turning back. You may have to mix it up a bit, to push back, engage in some conflicts, and clear the air. Honesty is required. Pretending everything will stay the same in your life and in the lives of those you influence on a daily basis is unrealistic. A lot has changed. Keep others informed.
Virgo may be in danger of becoming lost and confused as Mercury transits into the sign of Pisces. Your style and confident approach may be undermined by something vague or unknowable in the area of your life ruling relationships. It may be hard to know where you’re headed and to gauge how to present yourself under current circumstances. Saturn may express as frustrating delays in your plans to move ahead or a tendency to say “yes” when it would be in your best interest to say “no.” Progress toward goals may appear to stall. There is something you’ve missed that needs to be put in order, or finished, before the universe will allow you to move on. Like a movie that freezes on a frame, it’s time to take a closer look at something. You may benefit from some guidance at this time. Ask for feedback and a different perspective from a wise observer, someone you trust, someone with real world experience.
Relationships are difficult for Libra by their own design. They are notoriously “balance-challenged” mostly as a result of their desperate need for peace and love. Little compromises, routinely made, with little rational thought as to the kinds of future consequences those might bring, have accumulated and resulted in something dissatisfying. Anger or depression may be surfacing and solutions may feel elusive and unattainable. Libras are those most likely to want magical solutions – those that require no “boat-rocking” destabilization or conflict. As Mercury moves into your 6th house of problem-solving tomorrow, in the sign of Pisces, it may be possible for you to come up with something incredibly imaginative that will allow you to thread the needle in ways that would seem unlikely or impossible. It may be time to wield your power along magical lines. Pretending that there is no problem, however, is a waste of an important opportunity.
Scorpio may feel the need to “rock the boat” as their focus has narrowed and cleared regarding how they best express their talents. Scorpios want to showcase their charm, magical abilities, subtle but highly powerful methods, ability to integrate, unite and heal. What their work or current responsibilities demand may have little to do with what they love and want for themselves. It may be time to capitalize on some upheaval in the work place, to ride the wave of conflict into something that feels more attuned to your spirit. It may be time to say no, to rebel, and to insist on the “feminine” influences that, for the next couple weeks, you are especially capable of representing. It’s time for a more integrated approach, more sensitivity, more support, a more unifying, less ego-centered competitive approach. Power struggles distract and further entrench masculine dominance. It’s time for you to lead the protest.
Sagittarians need a break from their usual routine. Actual travel to some very foreign place would be ideal, but if that is not possible, mind travel, imaginative smaller escapes, or the intoxicating effects of a torrid love affair would work. Maybe you just need someone to watch the kids for a long weekend so that you can recapture some of that child-like enthusiasm for yourself. I have lots of suggestions but it would be best if you came up with your own means to escape the ordinary and routine. Keep in mind that rebellion against long-standing rules you have set for yourself is possible…especially rules that have outlived their usefulness. For the sake of your future it is time to draw on some talents and forms of expression that have been sitting on the shelf for awhile. The oppressed artist may need to find his watercolors. The silent activist may be looking to stir up a louder protest.
Tomorrow Mercury moves into the sign of Pisces. This is important for you because it stimulates your subconscious mind in ways that shake loose some long held beliefs about the source of your success. It may not be what you’ve always thought it was. It’s important this week to consider that possibility. There is something about your ability to communicate in ways that express the collective unconscious that is magical, elusive, and unable to be taught. It is subtle, artistic and unifying in ways that the rational mind has trouble understanding. It influences others on a level they cannot define. It connects with what others feel but cannot express. You are the link that makes others whole in ways they long to be. But most Capricorns feel that hard work is their ticket to success. It’s a belief that feels comfortable but it’s just part of the truth. It actually pales in comparison to your real strength.
AQUARIUS (January 21-February 21)
Aquarius appears to be avoiding some important paperwork, some matter of communication, sibling or neighbor interaction, or scheduling issue. Bringing something to a close involving finances or joint financial projects may also be meeting with some of your resistance. Time may be running out as you continue to procrastinate. From an astrological perspective there appears to be a bigger issue, however, that involves unearthing the real reason you find it difficult to do what needs to be done. It goes deeper than laziness or habitual procrastination and involves old psychological wounds, possibly feelings of not belonging, fear of being thought of as strange, and the dicey nature of expressing your authentic self. As Mercury moves into Pisces tomorrow your thoughts may float between conscious and subconscious realms allowing you to penetrate to the source of your resistance. That is the real gift this week.
PISCES (February 21-March 21)
For quite awhile there has been some uncertainty about who you are and what your place is in the world. Attempting to fit a round peg into a square hole and not objecting when others try to do that to you, may describe abstractly the way you’ve been living your life. But now something is falling away that reveals the truth of who you really are. Adjustments are now in order along the lines of correcting misconceptions about who you are and what you can no longer be. All bets are off. Assumptions about you made by others can now be very risky. There is a scene in the movie “Whiplash” where the drummer is having dinner with his family. They are stunned into silence when he states boldly and succinctly who he is, how he views his place in the world, and his plans for the future. They assumed he was the slightly dazed person he had always been. You can no longer afford to allow others to define you. Don’t.