Venus Joins Uranus in Taurus

“Venus is the ruler of both Taurus and Libra. As the ruler of Taurus , Venus governs the sensual realm of the rich earth: agriculture and flowers. In her rulership of Libra she presides over the festive world. Venus wants to create a setting where creative interaction can take place. The invisible rides on Venus’s props: flowers, perfume, art, wit and conviviality . All that makes the world more lovely is Venusian, as is all that acknowledges the marvelous symmetry of intricate interrelatedness. ” Caroline W Casey

“Sometimes life is so surprising there’s nothing to do but live.” Emily Dickinson

The keywords for the next couple of weeks are flexibility and equilibrium. Venus in now in Taurus and will be joined over the next week by the Sun and Mercury – with this trio moving up to a conjunction with Uranus the planet of the unexpected.

There can be surprises over the next couple of weeks : love at first sight occurrences, surprise awakenings to a new sense of self as well as unexpected messages or realizations. It’s wise to back up devices in advance and keep communications very clear. There can also be a strong desire for freedom, erratic actions and impatience.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”An electrical storm illuminates the heavens.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

Sunday’s New Moon in Aries

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Goethe

“I will not die an unlived life
I will not live in fear
of falling or catching fire.
I choose to inhabit my days,
to allow my living to open me,
to make me less afraid,
more accessible,
to loosen my heart
until it becomes a wing,
a torch, a promise.” Dawna Narkova

The New Moon is at 10:31 PM Sunday EDT at 22 degrees of Aries. This is a feisty, fiery, action oriented  New Moon with the Sun, Moon, Venus and Mercury all in Aries – the Mars -ruled sign.  This provides excellent timing for setting or reaffirming intentions and taking action on them. Mars in Gemini is making a favorable alignment to Jupiter adding more energy but with the caveat to avoid impulsiveness.

The sign of Aries is about beginnings and it bodes well to make a new start at this time.

Venus and the Moon will both be squaring Pluto indicating that old fears or concerns about the lack of love or pleasure can more easily arise. Feelings can be more powerful under this influence.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”Through imagination, a lost opportunity is regained.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

 

Mars and Neptune Together Again

” What seas what shores what grey rocks and what islands
What water lapping the bow
And scent of pine and the wood thrush singing through the fog
What images return
Oh my daughter.” TS Eliot

“Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself…All profitable correction comes from a calm and peaceful mind.” Francoise de Sales

Over the next few days Mars the planet of action and desire will be forming a challenging aspect to Neptune – the planet which rules, among other things, fog. This combination can contribute to an atmosphere of confusion. It’s best to make sure when making any decisions now that all the information is in and to watch out for any unnecessary complexity. Keep things simple and use common sense.

At the same time Saturn is making a harmonious alignment with both the North Node and Mercury indicating that there is support for long term goals build on a solid foundation. Patience and perseverance are the best ways to proceed now.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”Two people at widely different points are in communication with each other by means of telepathy.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

 

Sunday’s Full Moon in Libra

“Those who are willing to be vulnerable move among the mysteries.” Theodore Roethke

“What is this darkness? What is its name? Call it an aptitude for sensitivity. Call it a rich sensitivity which will make you whole. Call it your potential for vulnerability.” Meister Eckhart

The Moon waxes full Sunday March 28 at 2:48 PM EDT  at 8 degrees of Libra. At this time the Moon will be opposing the Sun, Venus and  Chiron at 8 degrees of Aries. In mythology Chiron was known as the Wounded Healer but what is often overlooked about him was that he was a teacher and mentor and well.

The placements of the Sun, Venus and Chiron indicate a time when personal vulnerabilities may be more apparent than usual. Mars and the North node will be making a favorable alignment to this trio indicating that there is an opportunity to move forward on your life path in an significant way by revisioning and reframing  vulnerabilities in way that leads to increased wisdom and wholeness.

It is a good time to think about bringing a better balance to relationships- all kinds of relationships.

It’s also wise to factor in patience at this time and take the long view.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A teacher gives new symbolic forms to traditional images.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

 

Intention and Saturday’s Vernal Equinox

“Your intention holds a loving and secure place for you as you go through challenging moments.” Kyle Cease
A few years ago when I was studying with a school of shamanism out west, I called the office hoping to have some questions answered. The woman who answered the phone said she’d connect me with the director. But minutes later, she came back on and said,” I’m sorry there’s no one here right now – the office is empty. I think they went out to the canyon to do a ritual – today’s the Vernal Equinox.”
Throughout time the Equinoxes and Solstices have been powerful times for ritual and intention setting. There are several indications of this with the upcoming Spring Equinox on Saturday at 5:37 AM EDT as well.
Pallas Athene the asteroid of strategy and advocacy is conjunct Mercury in Pisces. Mercury in Pisces is about your higher aspirations and when conjunct Pallas lends extra power for actualization .
Mars in Gemini is conjunct the North Node indicating energetic progress can be made on your intended path. Jupiter is making a favorable alignment with the Moon indicating a time of increased hope and optimism.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,” A seer gazes intently into a crystal ball before her.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

The Spring Equinox and This Week in Astrology

“it’s
spring
and
             the
                       goat-footed
balloonMan         whistles
far
and
wee.” e.e.cummings
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.” Albert Einstein
Mercury, the planet of thought and communication will enter the mysterious sign of Pisces on Monday this week ushering in a time that bodes well for mystical journeys, dreams and the imagination. It is a time when intuition is strong.
Both the Sun and Venus will make a harmonious aspect to Pluto this week strengthening efforts towards personal transformation -especially in the realms of finance, relationships and self esteem.
Mars will make a harmonious alignment with Chiron, the asteroid of the Wounded Healer indicating a good time to think about how we direct power to achieve what we want. It’s a good time to make adjustments if necessary.
On Saturday March 20 the Sun will leave the watery sign of Pisces and enter the fiery sign of Aries, marking the time of the Spring Equinox at 5:37 AM EDT. The first degree of Aries marks the place of new beginnings. It is a good week leading up to the Equinox to make space for a new start and new dreams and aspirations.
One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

Saturday’s New Moon in Pisces

“I’m going out to clean the pasture spring;
I’ll only stop to rake the leaves away
(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):

I shan’t be gone long.—You come too.”  Robert Frost

“If there’s magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eiseley

Saturday the Moon is new at 5:21 AM EST at 23 degrees of Pisces. This is a beautiful New Moon with the Sun, Moon and Venus conjunct in this  ethereal, mysterious, watery sign of the zodiac. Pluto, the Lord of Transformation, is making a favorable aspect to the Pisces planets.

New Moons are a good time for setting or reaffirming intentions. This very favorable alignment provides an excellent time for spiritual and emotional renewal. It’s a good time to spend some quiet time in nature – particularly near a stream or spring or by the sea.

This New Moon conjures up images of the holy wells in the British Isles that were often the center of pilgrimages or visited for their curative properties. In pagan times these holy wells were places of worship.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A New Moon reveals that it’s time for people to go ahead with their different projects.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

 

 

This Week in a Nutshell

“We need to remember we are all created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.” Maya Angelou

“We create in a beautiful, organized way- we go into a higher  dream state and bring down creation.” Pierre Garreau

The Sun, Venus and Neptune are all in the sign of Pisces now – providing an excellent time for creativity, meditation and  spiritual reflection.Venus is making a favorable alignment to Uranus the planet of surprises and the unexpected.  Things can move forward in unexpected ways.

Mercury is conjunct Jupiter providing a good time for travel, learning and expanded thinking.

Mars, the planet of action and desire, will enter the sign of Gemini this  week. Mars in this sign is energetic and  capable of doing many things well.  The downside is that there can be a  a scattering of energy  and a lack of focus and determination.  It’s wise to conserve energy under this influence (March 3 – April 23.)

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,” A glass bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

Saturday’s Full Moon in Virgo

“the Cambridge ladies do not care, above
Cambridge if sometimes in its box of
sky lavender and cornerless, the

moon rattles like a fragment of angry candy.” ee cummings

“Reframe stress as challenges and opportunities, generate reality based hope.” Howard Clinebell

It’s wise to keep moderation and equilibrium in mind as we approach the upcoming testy  Full Moon on  Saturday Feb 27  in the wee hours at 3:17 AM EST at 8 degrees of Virgo. This is a tense Full Moon with Mercury, Saturn and Jupiter making a challenging alignment with Uranus.

It’s best to keep eyes on the long haul and seek innovative solutions. Virgo is the sign noted for discrimination so it bodes well under this influence to engage with projects that involve  creating order or separating what’s no longer needed from what’s needed.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”An expressionist painter making a futuristic drawing.”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill

The Sun, Venus and Uranus

“Freedom is necessary for choice and choice in necessary for wisdom and growth… the sacred world of love and wisdom, fiery intelligence and passionate will, imagination and delight – is a world of freedom. But it is also binding and connecting.” David Spangler

“They’re both convinced
that a sudden passion joined them.
Such certainty is beautiful,
But uncertainty is more beautiful still…

Every beginning is a sequel after all,
and the book of events
is always open halfway through.” Wislawa Szymborska

This week the Sun will be making a harmonious aspect to Uranus. On  Thursday as Venus enters Pisces the planet of love and beauty will also be aligning with Uranus, the planet of freedom, surprises and of the unexpected.

The Sun in this alignment indicates a good time for originality in thinking. It bodes well under this influence to let go of outmoded ways of thinking  and feeling – and move forward with increased  clarity and determination.

Uranus is  a lover of innovation. When partnering up with Venus it  provides a good time  to muse about  new models for relationship (all kinds of relationships) which allow for more spontaneity, authenticity  and autonomy.

Old lovers can reappear under this influence and there can be “love at first sight ” events.

Mars is moving up to a good alignment to Pluto. These two, when together, are unstoppable and lend energy, drive and determination. It’s a good week for getting things done.

One of the Sabian symbols for this time is,”A bridge being built across a high narrow gorge. ”

Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill