Spring and This Week’s Astrology

“Mars is the god of desire: eros, feistiness, aggression, heat and action. We draw upon Mars for courage, dynamism, passion and kinship with life.  Mars reminds us that spiritual life is not some passive, safe, wimpy tour; it is bold, active, heroic and completely engaged adventure.” Caroline W. Casey

 This week on Tuesday both Mercury and Venus enter the Mars-ruled  sign of Aries – a harbinger of Spring.  Spring officially  arrives on March 20 – the Vernal Equinox – when the Sun enters the sign of Aries.
Aries is the sign of beginnings and is known for its laser like focus and drive. It is a good time to clarify your journey forward and any new endeavors under the influence of this energized sign. This bodes well as the planets tie up their transit through Pisces – the dreamy, creative, diffuse sign which bridges endings and beginnings.
Jupiter, the sign of expansion and learning, stations retrograde this week on Thursday at 23 degrees of Scorpio. Jupiter will travel retrograde through July 10.  Retrograde periods are good for review. Do take some time during this period to revisit areas where your life has expanded and consider how the process is going and whether the direction is desirable or needs to be adjusted in some way.

One of the Sabian symbols for the planets moving into Aries is,”A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.” Lynda Hill

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