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 that a kind of collective wounding and 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. It will spend half a year in its own sign Aries due to a Retrograde cycle in this sign that lasts from September 9th until November 13th. In this chart for the Equinox, Pallas Athene followed by Mars is conjunct Jupiter in Capricorn, 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. The second falls on June 30th and the third on November 12th of this year.

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. Saturn’s presence in Aquarius may also mean isolation in many instances.

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, and especially while Jupiter re-joins Pluto Retrograde in late June. 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. Although the work is not by any means easy, the duos of Mars and Saturn and Jupiter and Pluto reinforce the efforts being put forth and thereby increase their chances of success.

A Full Moon in Virgo in collaboration with Pallas Athene

The Full Moon falls at 19 degrees of Virgo on March 9th coinciding with Mercury stationing Direct in Aquarius. This “Worm Moon” which signals the start of spring and earthworms rising to the surface of the soil may also be bringing many other previously hidden things and abilities within view and reach. Since the Moon will be opposite of Neptune it may be still be difficult to discern the appropriate course of action regarding things observed. The details may be overwhelming and little patience goes a long way in this situation.

The second decan of Virgo highlighted brings a mounting up of Saturnian themes, and a trine aspect by the Full Moon in this sign powers up the conjunctions between Mars, Pallas Athene, Jupiter and Pluto in Saturn-ruled Capricorn this month. In addition, Saturn is amplified in the late degrees of his own sign and gearing up for the ingress into Aquarius on March 21st. That the aspects formed are harmonious should be encouraging in a time where there is so much discouragement in the air. It means that hope should not be abandoned and redoubling the efforts toward improvements will only help the chances of success.

Pallas Athene in Capricorn positively ignited by the Virgo Moon assists all practical healing applications, particularly those relating to structural integrity. The warrior goddess of wisdom, healing and fine arts is a motivational force in times of fear and uncertainty. This is an influence that can aid us in becoming more organized in various aspects of life. Whatever the focus is and wherever problems beg for solutions there is obviously much work to be done but the way for greater productivity and effectiveness is finally being paved. Someone out there and I’m not sure who first came up with it said “Don’t give up before your miracle occurs”. That statement is ever so appropriate to remember now.

The current worldwide theme around health and hygiene has been heightened because without them we are not only vulnerable to various forms of disease but unable to fully enjoy anything that we have worked so hard to accomplish. Due to mainstream media there is so much ridiculous nonsense being circulated. It’s just so easy for people to get scattered and lose sight of what’s important.

Leading up to the Full Moon, Venus in Taurus forms a conjunction to Uranus and sextile to the North Node in Cancer. These aspects may seem to be challenging in the areas of attachments to things and people remaining the way that they are. Provided that there is a readiness to move on to the next phase of development this influence will not be too disruptive. Rather it may be the signal of exciting new opportunities opening up in ways, places and situations that would probably not have been imagined. In other words, there may not be a whole lot of “security” indicated in the stars right now but that could be quite liberating.