Here we are ready to bounce off into another astrological year when the Sun enters the first sign of the zodiac, Aries at the March Equinox, Spring in the North, Autumn in the South. Tropical astrologers use this alignment of the Sun crossing the equator to keep our zodiac aligned with the seasons, from which the zodiac originally developed, something we continually need to explain to the uninitiated that try to debase our craft, that our zodiac is no longer aligned with the stars, the constellations from which the zodiac signs developed much of their meaning from
Mars leaves his home sign of Aries for Venus’ sign of Taurus on 9 March, ushering about six weeks of earthy energy. In the sign of the bull, Mars is just as passionate as ever, but his attention is directed towards the senses, material concerns, and – to an extent – pleasure.
Taurus is certainly a rather sexual placement for the Cosmic Warrior, and this time around it coincides closely with Venus’ retrograde,
The Moon, familiar because we see it almost every night, is nevertheless mysterious–especially when we ponder its origin and nature. Astrologically, we understand the Moon’s association with femininity, motherhood, the nurturing instinct, food, self-care, the body’s immune system, emotions, caring for others, our household and home, and much more.
The Moon is responsible for our basic survival instincts.
Spinning in the down draft of February’s eclipse infinity points, the astrology of March 2017 brings us to a Crossing, a Separation or Fork in time-lines most crucially at the Equinox Star Gate when a split between 3D and 5D and lower and higher consciousness culminates. 2017 is all about moving through the nuances, the hidden levels of what is invisible to the human spectrum. About choosing a more soul honouring trajectory where, seen or unseen, everything is felt. About letting an old life go dark and allowing a new one to light up.
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Imagine these scenarios:
As January comes to a close, Mars reaches his home sign of Aries. After six weeks of swimming through the emotional and sometimes draining waters of Pisces (draining for Mars, at least), the Cosmic Warrior dries out and warms himself by the fire of his home sign.
Intention Activations always begin with grounding and alignment. This process opens the channel to receive and release. It creates trust and intimacy with the higher self, allowing the space for insight and awareness.
Pluto and its Nodes, their planetary rulers, and aspects to these from other planets, correlate to the root structure within any birth chart. From that root, all else – the South/North Nodes of the Moon, their planetary rulers, and aspects to these points – are ‘birthed’ from that root. It’s like a tree that has branches where the root produces the trunk of the tree, and the trunk then produces branches with leaves. This core root and its branches within the birth chart is treated EQUALLY for it is the very structure of the chart itself
Pisces is a dual sign and the last sign of the zodiac. It can bring us to extremes – hopelessness and infinite possibility vie for our commitment. Mars is an engine, and in Pisces it’s a formula-one racing car breaking speed records – and stalling unexpectedly.
With Mars in Pisces, we’ll be tempted to go to extremes in all areas of life, from politics to sexuality. It’s an intense energy that can push us forward at top speed, only to realize that we’re lost.
Mercury is about to retrograde yet again, this time for the last of four loops in 2016 and I am sure that you eagerly anticipating more warnings concerning signing documents; losing keys; data disappearing into the cloud; electricity outages; communications mishaps and delays?
But is the purpose of this thrice annual cycle to frustrate and annoy you? Is it solely about negative things happening? If so, are these increased challenges the sole domain of Mercury approaching his Inferior Conjunction with the Sun?
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