By Bob Mulligan
The whole month is colored by the last of the Uranus Squares to Pluto on the 16th. This is the final step in the ideals and values of the revolutionary changes of the mid-60s taking root and leaving us in our new reality. Saturn starts his annual retrograde cycle on the 14th, giving us the opportunity to meet the challenges of our own inner limitations. With Mars (god of individual assertion) in Aries (sign of beginnings) and Neptune (lord of infinite possibilities) in Pisces (sign of endings), we will struggle to complete old task while being encouraged by the an array of new possibilities. Further pressure to complete old assignments is given by the total solar eclipse on the last degree of Pisces occurring on the 20th. Even though we must complete much of our work on our own this month, new people as well as our close colleagues and family will have an important role to play. This is a very emotional month and we may find ourselves switching focus several times in order to juggle the many different obligations that all seem to be so time sensitive. We have to prioritize but also follow our heart.
The Full Moon on the 5th is at 1:00 PM EST on the 14th degree of Pisces/Virgo. Although our head and heart seem to be pulling in opposite directions, Pluto (lord of life and death) in Capricorn (sign of practical application)Trining the Moon and Sextiling the Sun indicates that the decisions now can be and must be final. Uranus (god of uniqueness) sits between Venus (goddess of the feminine) and Mars (god of masculine impulses); these three are trine to Jupiter (king of the gods) in Leo (sign of cohesion). In the process of eliminating old patterns in our lives, we are being given the opportunity to rectify and reinvigorate our primary relationships. This can guide us; we can establish a new foundation for all our interacting. We can change.
The New Moon is a total solar eclipse on the 20th at 4:37 AM EST on the 29th degree of Pisces. With Venus (ruling the North Node of the Moon in Libra) sextile Neptune, we are being shown that the way of our individual lives and of the world must be through creating a lasting peace with each other. This process will be in effect for almost three years.
Sun enters Aries on the 20th at 5:46 PM EST. This is the Spring equinox, the first day of the new astrological year. This map shows the circumstances and events of the world for the next three months. With the Moon just past the Sun and applying to a Trine of Jupiter in Leo, there will be lots of confidence and energy to explore and try new options to resolve difficulties. With four planetary bodies in Aries (sign of renewal) innovations and assertion will be the primary mood of operation.
From the 1st to the 8th our feeling dictate our actions. On the positive side we have the opportunity to heal old wounds and rebuild bridges in our current relationships; we may start some new ones. On the negative side we need to be careful to avoid anger and to over-committing ourselves. Enthusiasm needs to be channeled correctly, but let's face it, this is a lucky week.
From the 9th to the 15th no matter how hard we try there is an uncomfortable feeling of expectation that we just can't seem to shake. There is a buildup of dramatic cosmic energy that is beyond our comprehension even though there are physical world analogies. Its best to be forgiving of everyone else's short comings and short fuses. If we are willing to let pet theories evaporate we may be privileged to see the Truth.
From the 16th to the 22nd ideals, relationships, and our own inner state seems to be composition of the week. Values that we espouse have to be put into action and re-evaluated. We need to spend time with our most important people. Finally, we need to be observant of our own inner state. Time spent in self analysis is very beneficial.
From the 23rd to the 31st we rearrange our life to meet changing circumstances. Disappointments now become the grist genuine self appraisal. The challenge now is to find a productive rhythm as the rules seem to change every day. Be of good cheer and notice who shows up for you.
1st – Sunday – Sun Semi-sextile Venus, Mercury Contra-parallel Jupiter, Mars Semi-sextile Neptune, Mercury Sextile Uranus, Mercury Opposite Jupiter, Mercury Semi-sextile Pluto - Lots of great ideas are exchanged. We may be blessed to see the world in a different and better light. The difficulties can come in two forms; over-extension (trying to do too much) and paralysis (being afraid to act). The remedy is to believe in ourselves and remember that not everything started needs to be completed right now.
2nd – Monday – Breakthroughs come on the heels of hard work and persistent effort. We can improve our personal relationships with a little effort. Relief from longstanding stress is possible if we create time and space for fun.
3rd – Tuesday – Jupiter Trine Uranus - Stay connected to people and projects that you know best. Promote ideas to a receptive audience. Much can be accomplished quickly, but "preach to the choir". Proselytizing can be a dead end street.
4th – Wednesday – Venus Parallel Uranus, Venus Trine Jupiter, Venus Conjunct Uranus, Venus Square Pluto - Love and luck go hand in hand. We are learning the benefits and limits of our ability to create and enjoy harmony. Spend time making love with the people you care about and don't be afraid to open new doors.
5th – Thursday - Sun Quincunx Jupiter, Sun Semi-sextile Uranus, the Full Moon is at 1:06 PM EST on the 14th degree on Pisces/Virgo, Sun Contra-parallel Venus, Sun Sextile Pluto - Extra energy is released through each encounter. The joy of life can be found by releasing tension and getting rid of the things that no longer are in our life in a positive way.
6th – Friday – It's easy to get lost in minutia. Growth comes by seeing what is really important. Avoid being a victim of habit. Obsessing over details can give us a feeling of security; however, if we relax many things will have a way of taking care of themselves.
7th – Saturday – Sun Contra-parallel Uranus - We have interruptions and excitement. There may be new information that changes an important equation in our lives, but we need to be careful that our aggressive instincts and impulsive feelings are in check.
8th – Sunday – Sun Contra-parallel Mars, Venus Sesquiquadrate Saturn - Frustration can build up to where we bubble over and push people away. If we wait, a calmer mood will help us see a more diplomatic manner to handle differences.
9th – Monday – We can be lifted on the wings of life's beauty if we allow ourselves the freedom to give way to our higher passions. Emotional energy is abundant; we need to make sure it has a positive outlet.
10th – Tuesday – Mars Trine Jupiter, Mars Parallel Uranus - A competitive spirit needs to be balanced with the reality of the current circumstances. Real difficulties are brewing and we are blessed if we can see that the real problems we encounter with others really reside within us. Self analysis can free us to be better.
11th – Wednesday – Venus Semi-square Neptune, Mars Conjunct Uranus, Mars Square Pluto - Violence today can take on a very direct and personal tone. Harsh words and actions can destroy in an instance something that has taken years to put in place.
12th – Thursday – Venus Contra-parallel Neptune, Mercury enters Pisces - We are on the edge of some really good ideas. Romantic images and an adventuresome spirit may prompt us to take chances beyond our normal arena of comfort. Artistic offerings can find a receptive audience.
13th – Friday – Mercury Semi-square Uranus, Mercury Semi-square Pluto - It is difficult to be open to change if we feel overwhelmed. Even though a mighty storm is raging, this day calls for peace of mind and optimism.
14th – Saturday – Saturn turns Retrograde, Mercury Semi-square Mars - We might find it difficult to exercise restraint but we can offend others needlessly.
15th – Sunday – A narrow point of view can interfere with our better judgment. Unprocessed emotional energy can emerge as anger. Self doubt can actually help us refrain from doing something stupid....real inner self discipline is even more useful.
16th – Monday – Mercury Square Saturn, Mercury Contra-parallel Venus, Uranus Square Pluto - Saying nothing is better than saying the wrong thing. Pent up thoughts and emotions bust forward and many new ideas, actions, and projects have their origin in the events of the day.
17th – Tuesday – Venus enters Taurus, Mars Sesquiquadrate Saturn - This is the time to get your key relationships back on track. Work hard to make someone special feel comfortable. Know when you have put forth enough effort and then just relax.
18th – Wednesday – Mercury Conjunct Neptune, Sun Sesquiquadrate Jupiter - Our imagination takes us beyond the normal limits of our consciousness. Our willingness to be generous with others comes from a deep self confidence. We are really blessed when we can notice this.
19th – Thursday – A little extra time spent telling others how much they mean to us is a very good investment. Don't let tiny inconveniencies upset the rhythm of the day.
20th – Friday – The New Moon at 4:37 AM EST on the 29th degree of Pisces, Mercury Parallel Neptune, Sun enters Aries - We have a few last minutes finishing touches on some long standing projects but basically the energy is new and we are starting over. When we speak other will hear us if we take our stand on true spiritual insight.
21st – Saturday – Venus Quincunx Saturn, Mercury Quincunx Jupiter, Mercury Contra-parallel Mars - Anger can be the easiest emotion to access but it is also the least productive. Because it is difficult to understand what is really going on, we are best to avoid impulsive reactions to events that cross our life path now. If a project can be put off for a few days, do so. Deal effectively with the things that must be done now.
22nd – Sunday – Mars Semi-square Neptune, Mercury Sextile Pluto, Mercury Semi-sextile Uranus - It is hard if not impossible to draw a straight line to our goals now. However, it is possible to be heard by people close to us if we take the time to explain what we are trying to do.
23rd – Monday – Mars Contra-parallel Neptune - We can create real harmony by focusing our attention on common ground. Art and music are vehicles to refine our consciousness. Building a bridge from our lives to the lives of others requires a change in attitude.
24th – Tuesday – Venus Sextile Neptune - Establishing real security means investing time, money, and energy in the things that are going to last. Manifesting an ideal requires focusing on the goal and commitment to the process.
25th – Wednesday – Sun Trine Saturn, Mercury Contra-parallel Uranus - Discipline and insight working together makes for steady progress. New information helps us gain a clearer perspective. Interruptions abound; it takes discrimination to see what is useful; leave the rest.
26th – Thursday – Family and friends can be a stabilizing influence. Precious moments spent with people with whom we share a common history helps us remember what our life's purpose is really all about.
27th – Friday – Venus Square Jupiter - What we have and what we want may be out of balance. Understanding our own process of acquisition leads us to self-understanding. It is time to reinvest in our most fundamental principles.
28th – Saturday – It is the best time to get a few things done around the house and to take care of errands that have been postponed. Conversations can be pleasant but basically this is a time of rest and organizing. Anger and impulsive behavior can lead to misunderstandings. Just staying out of each other's way may be survival.
29th – Sunday – Sun Contra-parallel Mercury, Sun Semi-sextile Neptune, Mercury Sesquiquadrate Jupiter - Others may promise more than they can deliver; we may exaggerate our own storyline. This is a great time for inventing and imagining. We just have to remember to recognize the difference between fact and fiction. Both have a legitimate place.
30th – Monday – Venus Trine Pluto, Mercury Semi-sextile Mars, Venus Semi-sextile Uranus, Mercury enters Aries - Get your engines revved up. We have completed some task and now we are on to something new. This is a day of transition.
31st – Tuesday – Mars enters Taurus, Venus Parallel Jupiter - Confidence and enthusiasm wanes as the work in front of us becomes humdrum. By switching gears we dig in for the long haul. Avoid being too reliant on others. "Do your very best, then give the fruits of your labor to the Lord" - Bhagavad-Gita
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