March Equinox Reading 2020

 

March is one huge deal of a month and truly the mark of some significant endings and beginnings taking place. The Equinox falls on the 19th as the Sun enters Aries and comes into a conjunction with Chiron, squaring the Nodes. This comet so named after the Greek centaur is a both a symbol of suffering and strength, where healing abilities coexist with a wound that must be endured, and perhaps, eventually dissolved.

Chiron in Aries indicates a kind of collective identity crisis is taking place and that as awareness of the issues at hand and what is behind them begins to grow, so does a collective sense of anger and uprising. And maybe that’s what needs to happen, in order to set some very twisted things straight on this planet. A conflict lies between self-preservation and greed, and this not only entails the masses but the power elite who dominate them. Dangerously selfish tendencies that many people have are beginning to surface and hopefully this is something that draws to these peoples attention how they are unwittingly contributing to some of the problems that they find themselves plagued with.

There is also the uncomfortable reality of things getting so messy that more people will indeed be compelled to get up and fight for something instead of grasp for security and enough toilet paper to last for twelve years. The fight is not just for petty things as personal privileges and faster internet service. This is about people’s families and homelands being on the brink of total destruction. The reasons behind this destruction are many, and the mainstream media refuses to reveal what they are. Instead we are inundated with ads and campaigns for the very things leading us to our demise.

Mars, the ruling planet of Aries is very much involved in this year’s series of eye-opening transits including those of Saturn. This is the planet of aggression, assertiveness and self defense. In this chart for the Equinox, Pallas Athene followed by Mars is conjunct Jupiter, and will conjunct Pluto on the 22nd. Mars and Jupiter both power up new activities, business endeavors, career shifts and other changes that have been sought after for a long time. Jupiter draws closer into a conjunction with Pluto, exact on April 4th in the first of three such conjunctions to take place in 2020.

Saturn at the 29 degree of Capricorn reaches the heights of its weighty presence in this sign until it leaves for Aquarius on the 21st. This is the first of two entries that Saturn will make into Aquarius this year. It indicates not only the shift in Saturn’s focus for the next two and a half years but is also the launching pad of a new Aquarian era and cycle of growth. Saturn in the sign of the Water Bearer highlights group activities and scientific advancements, as well as what may seem as rather extreme lessons in these areas.

Endings experienced now are largely around physical, tangible things, including things, people, problems, jobs, and areas that have been worked with and through for a significant length of time. Throughout 2020, there is so much to release as Capricorn’s earthly prominence slowly begins to wane. That of Aquarius is picking up the pace with new beginnings centered on ideas, communications, networking, friendships and actualizing long-held visions and wishes.

Mars exits Capricorn and enters Aquarius on March 30th moving immediately into a conjunction with Saturn, issuing its effects throughout the first week of April. This upcoming season is the one to plant seeds that will bear fruit not only once but again and again through the years. It is an optimal time to pursue goals with all the passion that can be mustered up. The duos of Mars and Saturn and Jupiter and Pluto reinforce the efforts being put forth and thereby increase their chances of success.

Leo Full Moon 2/8/20 – Creative Bursts and a New Sense of Hope

The Full Moon on February 8th/9th is 20 degrees of Leo, forming a fire trine to Mars in Sagittarius. There is passionate energy surging up from the depths of being, which seeks for myriad forms of expression. Moods may be wildly fluctuating but whatever the circumstances may be there is a growing sense of hope beginning to shine through the darkness and turmoil that so many have been experiencing as of late.

The Moon is in conjunction to the fixed star Merak, signaling increased motivation to move out of stagnant situations. It also forms a conjunction to fixed star Ras Elasid Australis, whose stellar influence may empower us to bring forth our unique gifts. Enthusiasm is replacing apathy. Courage is growing out of a genuine desire to succeed. 

During this time Mercury is approaching Neptune, slowing down to turn Retrograde in Pisces, so it may be difficult to get a clear read on certain confusing issues. Paradoxically, psychic impressions are so vivid right now that the challenge could be trusting what that inner radar is picking up on and what specific actions our intuition is suggesting that we take. Mercury Retrograde begins on February 16th, backing into Aquarius on March 4th and stations Direct on March 9th. It will reenter Pisces on March 16th and complete its transit here by April 11th. This is the time to dream bigger than usual because dreams, wishes and ideas are where many tangible changes begin.

Meanwhile, Jupiter is beginning to form a sextile to Neptune (February 20th) and a conjunction to Pluto in Capricorn (exact on April 4th). These aspects are part of what is propelling us forward in a very trying year so far. Jupiter in harmony with Neptune broadens the scope of what is possible in what seems like the most impossible to improve areas of life. Imagination coupled with the willingness to try something new is often what leads to creative problem solving and breakthrough. Jupiter joined with Pluto is prompting radical change in the areas where things have gotten so extremely unbearable that there is no more tolerance left for some of the things that are draining our life force energy. This could imply a battle with someone or something that will simply not go out without a fight. It could also make us a bit more daring in what we choose to take on, with less fear of failure or mistakes.

Venus is also moving into conjunction with Chiron in Aries at the time of the Full Moon. Again what is being pointed toward is a pain threshold that is being reached. This is the kind of pain, often emotional in nature, that can kill the faint of heart. However, an unexpected gift is emerging from this long-standing pain and it is going to become very valuable in the future. For those survivors still hanging on, congratulate yourself for being a brave soul withstanding the feeling of being whipped around by tremendous forces on this planet.