It’s Saint Patrick”s day here in the states but things could be anything but calm. It is still officially Pisces season with the sun making its way through the last few degrees of the sign before the cycle starts again in Aries on March 20th. The goal for all of us is still compassionate integration as a whole but some other aspects are calling for a big change in how we do so.
The moon is in Aquarius, growing darker by the minute as we prepare for a new moon in a few days. The moon in Aquarius doesn’t necessarily stifle emotions but it does force us to think about them and how they can truly benefit our current circumstance. An uneasy melding of head and heart so to speak.
Mercury is still in Pisces so our thoughts are still turning towards bridging the gap between our reality and dreams. We are thinking of possibilities still and it could be enhanced by the planets growing conjunction with Neptune. Seeing beyond the veil is possible but the watery planet can give credence to false thoughts and plans when the two meet as well. The connection that Mercury has with Saturn is slowly fading so the ability to dream is growing but don’t forget to look for ways to ground those dreams in reality. Since they are separating, the heaviness and all or nothing feel of our thought process should be lifting a bit.
Venus has just slid into to Taurus so good food, good wine, and physical pleasures should be on the rise for many of us. Venus is very at home in Taurus and can be a bit self indulgent so keep an eye on what you are bringing in, to your body, mind, and spirit. (Folks love to call Venus the planet of the law of attraction)
Mars is still soldiering through Aries. Mars in Aries allows us to think of self in a very clear cut and visceral way. We move on our desires with vigor and focus, not necessarily a lot of planning though. The planet of the human ego is in contact with Jupiter, Uranus, and Pluto today. The connection to these planets suggests that our will and drive may come from a place of expanding our desire for recognition (Mars trine Jupiter in Leo) but it will not flow so smoothly because sudden influences could have us shaken up to our core (Mars conjunct Uranus in Aries) and looking to secretly rail against opposition in authority(Mars square Pluto in Capricorn). Self awareness in key to keeping a level head and not making things worse than they already are.
Jupiter is still retrograde in Leo. The planet of expansion, faith, and optimism is journeying backwards suggesting a need to for us all to reexamine what or WHOM we put our faith in. Retrograde planets ask us to slow down like they do because as humans we have a tendency to rush forward at times without recognizing that our perspective needs to change. Retrograde planets ask us all to reassess our perspective in regards to the energy that the planet represents, in my opinion.
Saturn is station retrograde in Sagittarius meaning that it is about to “go backwards”. Saturn deals with restrictions and boundaries. Sagittarius modifies this energy by asking us to search for the rules and boundaries of the bigger truths. Sagittarius loves to expand but Saturn does the opp osite so this is a conflicting but doable pairing. Be on the lookout for times where you can thoroughly find balance in the rules of your personal philosophy, not too lax and not too strict. Neptune squaring Saturn could have us being a bit hard on our selves but don’t fall into the trap. Look realistically, not harshly, at what you have done and how you can build upon it for the future.
Uranus is in Aries so insight into our personal self can happen today. Neptune is in Pisces so we are still able to see the beauty beyond what is presented but we also can lose sight of reality if we are not careful. Pluto is in Capricorn so we are still looking for ways to make room for new hierarchies and governing structures in our lives. The muck and decay we have tried to hide is coming to the forefront.
There is A LOT of talk about Uranus squaring Pluto lately, seeing as how it is the last of a series of seven that started in 2012. Think about how many seemingly revolutionary movements have taken place in that time period. Uranus squared Pluto when the Occupy Movement began in 2013, during the Great Depression of 1930’s, and at the start of the “Gilded Age of America” and the Chinese and Indian famine of the 1870’s. Lots of upheaval and change to long lasting structures took place. The Occupy Movement showcases a very real Uranus in Aries reaction to the crumbling and unearthing influence that Pluto has. It focused on the power of individuals to radical change to the landscape of their nations structures and their lives own lives. Remember, even though Uranus can push us to move quickly, we must keep in my mind that Pluto does not. The change that Pluto makes develop over a long period, for generations so move with purpose and wisdom of not just what you want for today but also what you want for your and your children’s futures.
Keep smiling good peoples and I’ll see you again soon