The first major aspect this week is a Venus-Uranus conjunction in Aries on WEDNESDAY. Uranus-related transits always make themselves blatantly obvious in my life. Maybe someday I’ll share some of these stories, but in the meantime, watch for surprises, an unexpected change of plans, or some unconventional, unusual developments related to the realms of relationships, finances, art or appearance. On WEDNESDAY, a feminine energy in an impulsive yang sign, is making a break for freedom.
I love when an analogy arrives, unbidden, and lands so perfectly, so accurately, on the meaning and symbolism I’m trying to access.
When reflecting on the beginning of Aries Season and the Aries equinox, the scene that I couldn’t get out of my head was from the biblical story of Moses parting the red sea so that he and the rescued slaves could cross to the other side and escape their captors. Have you perchance seen the 1998 animated film, “The Prince of Egypt“? The film illustrates this scene very effectively.
However, before it does so, on SATURDAY, Mars may propel us through a crisis of truth, faith and belief, in the final degrees of Sagittarius.
I will never underestimate the potency of the last degrees of a zodiac sign – particularly the 29th degree, called the anaretic degree (or crisis degree). These are areas of heightened tension that can provoke impulsive behavior and reactions, or correlate with a tricky decision and torturous second-guessing.
Sagittarius at its worst is a soap-box preacher pointing you to heaven, or to hell. As Mars’ volatility activates the sensitive final degrees of Sagittarius this week, while squaring Chiron in Pisces, we may be wondering what is true, and what is not. We may be engaged in an aggressive war of opinions. We may find ourselves misunderstood. We may face a challenge to our belief system, our faith and our hope. We may be struggling to trust in ourselves and find the confidence to launch something new. Continue reading “Don’t Mistake Rigidity for Strength :: Cosmic Weather for March 12th – 18th”
Holy, BRAIN FOG. Seriously, all that Neptune-Pisces-Chiron-Scorpio-Moon energy needs to dissipate so I can think properly.
And it will, thank goodness. Mercury and Venus leave Pisces to enter Aries onTUESDAY, bringing courage and a straightforward directness to our conversations and our close relationships. This Mars-ruled sign wants you to get fired up and inspired about what you really, really want and how you are going to get it.
So… I totally procrastinated today and avoided what I was supposed to be working on by researching the astrology of the 10 Academy Award nominees for best actor/actress in a leading role… which is determined tonight in Los Angeles, California.
One of the Piscean associations that is rarely mentioned, is the sign’s symbolic resonance with the film industry. Pisces is the sign of illusion and fantasy so this is clearly a natural fit, right?
For example, movies spin magnificent, immersive stories that allow us to “escape” our everyday lives and be transported to another place, another time – as Pisces so loves to do. Movies also activate our brain’s mirror neurons by compelling us to deeply empathize and connect with the characters – a very Piscean quality. When the film’s characters laugh, we laugh. When they cry, we cry…