Sun enters Aries 1:15 AM
Possibly life is like a novel; there are themes. This month’s theme has something to do with breakthrough without (or with) violence. Is it possible to leave home, get born, change political structures without unnecessary harm to self or others? Possibly we have confused the urge for individuation with the need to kill that which we are individuating from.
Today is one of only two days a year when day and night are perfectly balanced. It’s a short-lived perfection of balance and like all perfections a fleeting but not insignificant moment. From today until summer solstice the days grow longer and longer overtaking the night. The Sun gets higher in the sky. Most of us are aware that this is not true in the southern hemisphere. In fact down there it’s just the opposite: The dark is rising. Do not confuse light and dark with good and evil. There is nothing here requiring a judgment call. No, this is just a moment; arising and passing. And we are all, each and every one of us, a part of that moment.
(Thanks to Annie Dugan, a true Aries, for sending me the photo of the crocuses having pushed up through the ground on the first day of spring. Exactly Aries!)
Mercury (retrograde) conjunct the Sun
The most significant day in the life of a retrograde planet is the day it conjuncts or opposes the Sun. The Sun is the heart of our solar system – symbolic of each and every heart. The planets exist in relationship to it. To sit at the heart of the Sun as Mercury does today suggests a time of fierce compassion aimed at our own heart. Have mercy for yourself and, no doubt it will make the world a better place.
New Moon: 2 degrees of Aries 10:38 AM EST
It’s a brave new world, or maybe just a new one. Today’s New Moon encourages us to thrust forward into our lives in a way which can vibrate throughout the entire year. We benefit from making clear and bold intentions about the lives we want to live. Once these intentions are declared they must be surrendered to the heart. Great courage is required to trust that this is the path you are on and therefore it is the right path. It is not about blind surrender to the way things are but rather constant awareness of the choices you make as your life unfolds. You cannot control life but you can surely ride the waves.
Mercury retrograde reenters Pisces
Let your mind slow down if it needs to. Let it slip below the surface. It’s about refraction not reflection or projection. Nothing is the way it seems.
Sun conjunct Uranus
They say there’s an asteroid heading to earth – someday this century – but not today. They say there’s a chance it could hit but they can’t tell for sure. Anything can happen. Anything does happen. What if you were the thing that was going to happen rather then the thing it was happening to? What unexpected event would you be?
Mercury sextile Venus
Sun Square Pluto
There is a lovely sheen on things but the underbelly is not to be ignored. Change is massive in 2012. And it seems as though no one is really at the helm. No one we can see at any rate. What does it feel like to the snake when she sheds her skin? What would it feel like to truly let go of that which holds us back? Would change be more powerful if it came through our circumstances or from our perception?
Venus enters Gemini
Love is fickle but fetching. Consider the charming dance of the bee or butterfly. As they move on gossamer wings from flower to flower we appreciate their beauty and industry. We benefit from their ability to pollinate. But they aren’t thinking about our benefit when they do this amazing, sustaining thing which feeds and pleasures us. It may look superficial but these are the movements that sustain life.
Mercury stationery direct
Where has your mind wandered since March 12th? Did you have a passionate idea that seemed to fizzle to nothing? Good news. It didn’t fizzle. It was percolating way deep down where you couldn’t hear it. It’s still simmering between now and the 16th but it’s working its way back to the surface. Do not obstruct the flow of ideas in your life. Rather appreciate the abundance but only focus on the ones you truly want to bring to life.
Venus square Neptune
Possibly there are too many fish in your sea and you can’t decide which one you really want to catch. Possibly you are in a lonely patch and it seems there will never again be whatever it is you long for. It’s a Buddhist moment. You can solve all your problems if you don’t let your longings define you. You can’t stop the endless ’leaning out for love”but you can stop believing that it’s 100% of reality. To experience longing without grasping can lead to bliss. But only momentarily.
Full Moon: 17 degrees Libra 3:19 PM
It’s about the breakthrough, the birth, the seeming escape from slavery and the resurrection of all nature. Although the baby must leave the womb to be born, although she must push against the mother he does not need to be angry to do this. Consider trading in the notion of slavery and murder for birth. We are at the cusp of a new age. It doesn’t happen in one day, it takes more than a life time. Happy Spring!
Venus square Mars
These two planets are about desire. One receives it, one chases after it. Astronomically Earth sits between the two: Pleasure (Venus) on one side, strife (Mars) on the other. This challenging aspect will not finish playing itself out (if ever) until June 6th. Consider that their issue stems from too much information or data to sort: The overloaded brain . It affects everything; most of all our ability to enjoy life in this moment. Stop with the texting and listen for a minute. Just one minute.
Venus sextile Uranus
If you value freedom today is a day to talk about it, write about it, sing about it. If freedom isn’t your thing it’s a great day to make something you never made before.
Pluto stationery Retrograde
A momentary standstill regarding all manner of transformation. If the energy feels ponderous don’t move. It’s not that change isn’t happening – it’s just happening too slowly to be perceived. If it scares you, turn and face it. It’s the only way to get those dogs to leave you alone.
Mars stationery direct
What breakthroughs have you noticed since January 23rd. What struggles have you engaged? How have you triumphed? Where have you felt defeated? What does it mean to subvert your aggressive tendencies to love? Since you are the indisputable hero of your own life now it is time to take all you have accomplished and learned over the last seven weeks and put it in motion. Rock your world by taking some heart-felt action based on your experience.
Sun opposite Saturn
We are born to this planet to make right effort to create, maintain and sustain life. Do it.
Mercury enters Aries
Out of the wet cold depths comes the new idea. Brighter and shinier than it was the last time it tried to surface (March 2 – March 22). Look for the ideas that set your mind on fire. Shakespeare said it first: ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.”