The astrology for this week of March 16th through the 22nd of 2020 ushers in the Spring season at the Vernal Equinox as the Sun exits Pisces and enters Aries, the time of the astrological new year.
‘Out with the old, in with the new’ may be the rallying cry during this week. But we may not merely see an annual transition from old endings to new beginnings. This time of paradigm shift speaks to drastic dislocations and dramatic transformations to global interactions, to societal structures and to our own individual, personal lives.
With the week beginning with Mercury’s re-entry into Pisces, a Sign of Detriment for Mercury, where our thinking is more diffuse, less rational and more emotional; our fear quotient can be ratcheted up ever more so. And how might our fears, anxieties and concerns be increased any further when people are racing around in panic mode, hoarding essential supplies and staring in the face of a supposed impending dystopia?
Stoked by a media focused on the problems and the failings and all the negatives of our present situation, many of us are blinded to the effects of our present challenges.
As the week unfolds and with a willingness to peak behind the curtain of apparent illusions, we could realize that the advent of the Spring season promises us the renaissance — the opportunity of renewal and rebirth.
Similar to ancient Greek folklore of the bird known as the phoenix on its funereal pyre rising from its ashes to soar ever higher, we too have the opportunity of rising from our fear-based catatonic state to transform our lives. Freed from old patterns that no longer serve us, we too may soar ever higher.
Not only is the sense of the new born from the old, a feeling of rising from the ‘crash and burn’ of what seems like an apocalyptic phase of our existence into a totally transformed and even more fulfilling cycle of living; we are given further indications of the way forward as Saturn exits its own Sign of Capricorn where it has been for the past two and a half years and Saturn enters Aquarius, a Sign Saturn co-rules with Uranus. This Saturn entry into Aquarius is a brief introduction from this coming weekend through June, when Saturn retrogrades back into Capricorn until finally entering the Fixed Air Sign in mid-December for its transit through Aquarius on into 2023.
The societal dislocations of these times are likely to become more evident during this Spring, early Summer period. RESET! The technological revolution may be more fully engaged with its influences on robotics, artificial intelligence and innovations that may be nothing less than mind-boggling.
Under the guise of ‘never let a good crisis go to waste’, this Covid-19 ‘pandemic’ may be a major trigger to not only dislocate the structure of the world and its institutions as we have known them but to prepare for a new age where technology initially becomes humankind’s servant benefitting our lifestyle, but might eventually become humankind’s nemesis and master to the point of making humankind redundant. But that may seem too sci-fi for many people… just as Arthur C. Clarke’s ominous warning of technology as evidenced in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Let us leave this week on an ‘up’ note, with the reminder that this week is the astrological new year and heralds the promise of our own rebirth and renewal. Happy New Year!
Monday, March 16th – Without Fear or Trembling – Sun, Moon Void-of-Course, Mercury, Uranus, Mercury Pisces. Monday begins the week with the Sagittarius Moon square the Sun. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for almost seven hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Sagittarius and before the Moon enters Capricorn where today the Capricorn Moon sextiles Mercury and the Moon trines Uranus. Mercury exits Aquarius and re-enters Pisces. We may be concerned about stepping out of our comfort zone. While we would prefer to be somewhere other than where we are, we might not have the gumption to turn intention into manifestation. With Mercury coming back into Pisces, the Sign that the Mercury retrograde went through earlier this month and the second half of February, our thinking is liable to be diffuse, highly emotional, with a strong dose of anxiety to the extreme of hysteria and panic. Egads, do we have to go there again? The pandemonium of the pandemic can ratchet up ever more. As the day progresses, we can get a grip, concentrate on what we need to do, and focus on how best to attend to our responsibilities under the dramatically shifted conditions. It would be helpful for us to let go of the victim mode, realize that we can deal with whatever is thrown our way, and be a real adult about our circumstance. Let’s release the trembling and the fear and recognize that we have the skill set to successfully cope with the ever-changing kaleidoscope of living. We might surprise ourselves as to how inventive and innovative we can truly be.
Tuesday, March 17th – Chasing Out the Snakes – Venus, Neptune. Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when each of us celebrates being Irish, whether we have Irish lineage or not. The energies today are a perfect match, since St. Patrick is said to have driven out the metaphoric snakes from Ireland. This Tuesday has the Capricorn Moon trine Venus and the Moon sextile Neptune. As though able to put our anxieties and fears aside, we can embrace good times with good friends today and rejoice for the coming of the Spring season. No Eeyores for us today, for we may be more interested in putting on a good impression, looking at the sunny side of life, and enjoying the day in good food of corned beef and cabbage and boiled potatoes with a pint or two of Guinness. This is a day for us to celebrate and enjoy one another, chase out our own snakes of fears and anxieties provoked by the media and it’s parading of an apocalyptic vision. If we step off the track of mass hysteria, we might realize that we have the coping skills to deal with any adversity thrown at us. No matter how bad things may seem, let’s keep in mind that humankind has dealt with as bad if not worse conditions and circumstance.
Wednesday, March 18th – Taking Care of Business – Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, Sun, Saturn. If we took some time yesterday to engage in St. Paddy’s Day festivities, then we might have gotten a breather from the frenzy of these times. And it may have served as welcome relief from a sense of being pulled by situations rather than taking a proactive stance. Wednesday can have us back on track, better able to engage not only our coping skills but also our determination to get things done. This Wednesday has the Capricorn Moon conjunct the four Capricorn-transiting planets of Mars, Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn. The Moon also sextlles the Sun. Late in the day, the Moon exits Capricorn to enter Aquarius. For many of us, this is the last full day of the winter season as we come into the Spring season at the Vernal Equinox late tomorrow, or early Friday, depending on where we are on the planet. We could accomplish a great deal today, address the specifics and prioritize our activities. The more we complete today, the better able we are to start the Spring season with a blank slate for new beginnings and new start-ups. This Wednesday is geared towards having our head down, focusing on what needs to get done, and being expeditious and effective in accomplishing our goals.
Thursday, March 19th – New Day Dawning – Uranus, Sun, Saturn, Vernal Equinox, Sun Aries. Thursday has the Aquarius Moon square Uranus. In their respective last degree of their transiting Sign, the Sun sextiles Saturn. Late in the day, early Friday morning, the Sun exits Pisces to enter Aries at the Vernal Equinox. We are ending one astrological year and entering a new astrological year. Our focus may be to our future, all with a recognition that certain matters need to be attended to before we fully engage the Spring season. Although we may be champing at the bit to get on with things, unexpected situations and outstanding matters might trip us up and demand that we attend to what we need to accomplish before we have a clear stage on which to pursue our new springtime activities. If we don’t get ahead of ourselves today, then we can tie up various loose ends and bring closure to the winter season and the outgoing astrological year. Astrology, and life itself, is all about timing. We deal with cycles in life and in our living. While many of us may be uncomfortable in our own skin right now, now is not a time for rash or impulsive action. Life is accelerating, things are moving faster, and we are living in disruptive times as we transition from one paradigm and shifting into another paradigm. We are moving from sequential, linear reality of beginning, middle and end into an asequential, non-linear reality where things can occur in a most unexpected manner, sometimes without rhyme or reason, and virtually in a nanosecond or less. These times call for us to be open to receive, appreciate that we are not in total control of our circumstance, and accept our role as co-creators with the universal unfolding. Let’s close out this astrological year today by bringing closure to various matters that we would prefer not to bring into the new year. At the same time, it’s important that we not jump the gun or rush the river. Everything proceeds in its own fashion and in its own time.
Friday, March 20th – Bright, Sparkly Things – Venus, Moon Void-of-Course, Mars, Jupiter. Friday is the first full day of the Spring season. Early in the day, the Aquarius Moon squares Venus. The Moon then goes Void-of-Course for twenty-seven and a half hours with the Moon making no further connections to the planets as the Moon completes its transit of Aquarius and before the Moon enters Pisces tomorrow. Mars conjuncts Jupiter. We may be seduced by ‘Spring fever’, and we do have to be wary of our expenditures today. This is a day when we might have our head in the clouds considering all sorts of prospects and willing to purchase what we feel we need to make our dreams come true. While we could be looking at the distant horizon of our future, our time would be better served focusing on what is right in front of us. Thursday and Friday suggest that we concentrate on our mundane matters, deal with specific details with the recognition that if we conclude outstanding issues, then we will have no need to be burdened by them as we engage new springtime activities. As if by distracting ourselves from the seemingly apparent present reality, we might be more engrossed by the wide spectrum of possibilities than what we need to do now. Let’s keep our eye on the ball, do what we need to do now, and recognize that we shall have an even greater range of possibilities as the door of innovation and invention opens over the next few months.
Saturday, March 21st – Lift Up One’s Eyes – Mercury, Uranus, Saturn Aquarius. Saturday has the Moon entering Pisces where today the Moon conjuncts Mercury and the Moon sextiles Uranus. Late in the day, early Sunday, Saturn exits Capricorn to enter Aquarius. Our thoughts and feelings are likely to be highly emotional today. With our attitude and our behavior always dependent upon our personal choice [the idea of our free will and use of choice], this Saturday can either have us fall into the emotional depths of fear, anxiety, panic and despair… or we could embrace our spiritual faith, pray, contemplate, and lift up our eye’s to an understanding of the truth to the old wise saying that ‘we never get more than we can handle’. Years ago, I was in a major auto accident when to avoid a Christmas tree in the roadway of a major interstate highway I hit black ice, my car started spinning around, and I was broadsided by a tractor trailer going 60 miles an hour. Although the doctors working on me told me that I would be likely paralyzed, I chose not to accept their verdict. Instead, for over a year, I worked with physical therapists, different healers and drew upon various modalities with the firm conviction and choice that I would NOT be paralyzed. The doctors who issued me the dire verdict of paralysis were amazed by my full recovery and gave me a gold star ‘for coming back from the dead’. If we would embrace our belief in the goodness of the universe, appreciate that within every adversity is the likelihood of a blessing, we might also be privy to the magic and the mini-miracles increasingly evident during these times of paradigm shift. We just have to take off the blinders, look with peripheral vision, and be open to the possibilities of even the seemingly impossible. Saturn entering Aquarius offers us a turbo-thrust into technological development, a revolution in the ways and the manners by which we do things both on a personal level and on a societal level. The will of the individual may be impacted by what is considered the collective good, but the ways of the future lead us to greater autonomy and independence even if the present evidence suggests the contrary.
Sunday, March 22nd – In the Quiet, Startling Revelations – Venus, Neptune, Mercury, Uranus. Sunday continues with the Pisces Moon with the Moon today sextile Venus and the Moon conjunct Neptune. Mercury sextiles Uranus, and Venus sextiles Neptune. This Sunday might prove to be a most magical day, if we will slow things down, take the time to reflect, and be open to consider a wide realm of possibilities. Uranus is the higher octave of Mercury, and Neptune the higher octave of Venus. With these energy configurations in harmonious connection today, added to by the Moon, Venus, Neptune energy configurations, this day allows us to step beyond our three-dimensional reality of the earth plane into a fifth dimension where form breaks down into the force of pure energy. Let us keep in mind that during these times we are co-creators with the universal unfolding and the universal unfolding now offers us wonder-filled surprises, greater depth of understanding beyond our usually limited perspective, and serendipitous encounters of our being in the right place at the right time. In order to be privy to starling situations, we have to be open to receive and be certain not to get into our own way. This weekend can be a highly spiritual time, a time when we can pull back the curtain on the Wizard of Oz screen and get a glimpse into what is really going on. This is a weekend not to be lost in fears or anxieties but rather to be open to the magic and the miracles.