The Aries Point
The “Aries Point” is highly activated this month by 5 planets! ZERO degrees Aries is an especially potent astrological “acupuncture point” that begins the 360 degree zodiac cycle. This “Aries Point” is activated each Spring Equinox on March 20th when the Sun enters Aries, a time when courageous new beginnings can be successfully initiated. When planning travel, new projects, business transactions, or signing contracts, I recommend holding off until AFTER March 20th because the energy of the previous cycle is still in place prior to that date. Early March is better spent eliminating the old, finishing projects already underway, preparing for the new cycle, or making plans for the future. NEW enterprises are best begun AFTER the Spring Equinox in order to put these matters on firm footing for the year ahead.
The term “Aries Point” refers to the beginning Aries degree of the zodiac as well as zero degree points of the other Cardinal signs as well – Cancer, Libra and Capricorn. Together they form the Cardinal Cross, one of the most impactful signatures in Astrology. Equinoxes and Solstices occur when the Sun hits this Cardinal Cross, marking the seasons of the year. The “Aries Point” means great awakenings and new beginnings when triggered by transiting planets, eclipses, or full moons. In March these points will be forcibly triggered 5 times by transiting planets!
On March 6th both Mercury (communications) and Venus (relationships and partnerships) will hit zero Aries. Startling news and new interactions will likely burst forth this month. Big issues and important people will be pushed into greater public visibility to be scrutinized, dissected, attacked, or praised, whether for fame or notoriety. Chiron is also within a 2-degree orb of zero Aries, suggesting that the quest that lies before us involves wounding and hopefully healing.
On the personal front, you can energize your communications and expand relationships, IF you will grab the opportunity. For those born under the Cardinal signs Aries and Capricorn there is an energetic wind to fill your sails as you move into new ventures. There is also the danger of impulsively “jumping the gun”. These energies are available to ALL who have the courage to step out of the Old and into what’s New at this time.
Mars will hit the zero degree Capricorn “Aries Point” on March 18th when it, along with Saturn, will square the Equinox Sun for about 4 weeks, raising the volume on disputes and disagreements into mid-April. Impulsive and hasty actions, stoked by an “us versus them” partisan mentality will likely eschew cooperation. Social network algorithms may get a more thorough examination, and hopefully abusers and harassers will begin to be held accountable for their crimes, now that “reality-check” Saturn is firmly in Capricorn through 2020 where it is disciplined, organized, detailed, karmic and responsible. It’s time to get real!
Spring Equinox Sun
In the Equinox chart for Washington D.C., both Pluto and Saturn reside in the 7th house, signifying a “testy” relationship with other nations. With aggressive Mars triggering the US Descendent, expect continuing belligerent attitudes causing potential harm both to and from “open enemies”, within our country and without. This means “the saber rattlings of war” will be heard this spring, including boisterous domestic protests, and further “meddling” in our affairs by hostile nations, as Mueller has asserted.
According to the Astrocartography map for the Equinox, I discern belt-tightening and sanctions in the US, potential earthquakes, especially along the western Ring of Fire and into Alaska, on-going political unrest in Brazil and Venezuela, continuing Chinese expansionism, and serious drought in Australia over the next 3-6 months.
The US “Sibley” chart
Meanwhile, looking at the US “Sibley” chart (our national natal chart), tensions will be building throughout March and April as Mars and Saturn transit the US chart’s 1st house of self-expression, opposing the US natal Mars first, then opposing Venus, Jupiter and the US Sun, all in the “Sibley” 7th house, adding more indications of conflicts between overbearing egos and enemies of the USA. Pluto is already transiting the “Sibley” 2nd house of money while good-luck Jupiter hides in the 12th house. This warns of on-going economic constriction which will become much more severe in the early 2020’s. Over-spending has its consequences!
In Trump’s chart, Mars sits on his Leo Ascendant, accounting for his belligerent sense of entitlement. Equinox Saturn, with Mars trailing it, exactly opposes his natal Mercury, calling for a reckoning. Trump’s natal Saturn/Venus conjunction (signifying denigrating and controlling relationships with women) is now squared by transiting Uranus (sudden unexpected change), so philandering and lying about it may yet trigger his undoing.
With 5 Aries Point planets this month, expect BIG IMPACTFUL NEWS throughout March and into April 2018. It looks a lot like Impeachment Time is approaching, folks!