Chiron enters Aries
In the middle of last month, Chiron, the “bridge between worlds”, crossed the Aries Point for the second time to solidly re-enter Aries, the sign of pioneering new beginnings. As teacher, healer and philosopher, Chiron’s energies bridge the gap between curiosity and transcendence, compassion and justice, truth and wisdom, matter and spirit. It’s time to rediscover ourselves! Sometime during the next 7 years those with Aries natal planets may experience personal identity crises, as well as the subsequent healing journey back to wholeness.
Leadership (Aries) has been corrupted over the years and requires healing (Chiron). We can now see that many of our global leaders are deeply wounded people. We need NEW leaders to transcend ego with integrity and to exhibit the courage of authenticity while promoting healing solutions for ALL.
Uranus enters Taurus
Under the New Moon of March 6th radical Uranus re-enters conservative, Venus-ruled Taurus, marking the rise of women to power, as well as female empowerment in general.
Since Taurus rules money while Uranus rules technology, crypto-currencies and other new technologies are paving the way towards a cashless society. Remember the Boston Tea Party? This protest against British taxation during an earlier Uranus-in-Taurus cycle suggests that the gross financial inequality within our nation will be corrected by taxing the uber-wealthy.
Uranus in farmland Taurus could also bring disruptions to the food supply, necessitating restructuring of agriculture, distribution systems, genetic engineering of seed, robotics in processing plants, etc. In order to compensate, land-based self-sufficiency will become increasingly popular during this time.
Builder Taurus may bring promised infrastructure-improvements along with other proposals meant to stabilize society. However, chances of serious seismic disturbances and quakes may also require re-building as change-maker Uranus enters earthy Taurus, rattling the structure of the Earth herself. Expect some shocking Earth changes over the next ~7 years as climate change seems to be the only way to convince humans that environmental sensitivity is the wisest path to survival.
Also on March 6th, Mercury turns retrograde in Pisces until the 28th when it “stations” and then goes direct again. You may experience equipment failures, delays or other annoyances during Mercury’s 3-week retrograde period. In diffuse Pisces, Mercury’s mental focus is somewhat scattered and frustrated, leading to imprecise decision-making and communications. Mercury’s conjunction with imaginative Neptune from March 20th into early April can signify lies and deception, and does nothing to improve logical thinking ability, but it may enhance dreams and out-of-body experiences.
Saturn and Pluto
The inexorable tightening of the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn has an especially fated quality this month as these two malefic planets straddle the South Node, suggesting dire consequences and loss may come from clinging to the comfortably familiar ways of the past. This could signal the undoing of our MAGA President as Pluto approaches opposition to his natal Saturn/Venus conjunction. There could be legal jeopardy for Trump this month; or possibly when both planets reverse direction in late April; or perhaps again when Mars conjuncts Trump’s Saturn in early May. Since transiting Saturn and Pluto will remain within orb of this opposition for a couple of years, specific events will be tricky to predict. Meanwhile as the US President and multi-national corporations (ruled by Pluto) are being forced to change, Pluto and Saturn will conjunct China’s Jupiter this year, favoring its expansion as a rising world power.
Mars and Venus
As Mars aligns harmoniously with the Nodes, people are inspired to speak out and take public action. This is exemplified by the crowded field of Democratic presidential contenders and Congressional freshmen. But male-female tension is strong mid-month as stubborn Mars in conservative Taurus squares social-minded Venus in intellectual Aquarius, expressing universal compassion, humanitarianism and justice for the down-trodden masses. While bull-in-a-China-shop Mars attempts to bash women for their visionary ideals, their allies and constituents rise up in angry retort.
With the arrival of the Aries Spring Equinox under a Libra Full Moon a few hours later, the Astrological year kicks off energetically. The Equinox chart at 4pm (MT) on March 20th is graced by a Grand Earth Trine between intense Pluto in strict Capricorn, active Mars in stubborn Taurus, and worrisome Moon in methodical Virgo. Grand Trine planets usually work well together, and yet this one feels like a stand-off, perhaps to be resolved beneficially.
The Equinox Astrocartography map shows Uranus on the Midheaven over LA, suggesting some earth rumblings could occur anywhere from Los Angeles to Mt. Saint Helens. The Ring of Fire may be active this quarter as well with Saturn/Pluto reigning over Japan, Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Aleutians.
The National Chart
During March, four planets jump into new houses in the national Chart: Venus enters the 3rd house of communication, Chiron penetrates the 4th house of land and home, Uranus leaps into the 5th house of entertainment and sport, while Mars slides into the 6th house of work, health and labor issues – all around the Equinox! So expect several adjustments and mood changes after the Equinox, America. Meanwhile, lucky Jupiter in fun-loving Sagittarius reaches high declination in our national first house, so HOPE is renewed!