“Enchanted and spellbound, in the silence they lingered
And rowed the boat as the light grew steadily strong
And the birds were silent as they listened for the heavenly music
And the river played the song…” Van Morrison, Piper at the Gates of Dawn
The influence of the Pluto/Uranus conjunction – one of the signatures of 2012 Astrology – is growing stronger and will be exact for the first time in June. This aspect has to do with the evolutionary changes occurring on the earth now, including the tsunamis, earthquakes and stronger than usual storms. One of the questions symbolized by this aspect concerns how we inhabit the earth and whether there are more harmonious ways to do so. Throughout time people have found inspiration and healing by visiting hidden springs and mystical sites. It is a good time now to visit or find special places that have that kind of meaning and significance for you. It can be as small as a local fountain – a place that can restore peace and tranquility in trying times and allow for a more meaningful spiritual and personal connection to the earth.
“The question is not who is better or more honest, but who will gain more freedom from all fear, who will gain the peace and joy the masters have spoken of.” George Fowler
As Mars prepares to station direct mid month, the first two weeks provide an excellent review period about personal empowerment and self esteem. During the retrograde period (since January 24) any obstacles encountered are best seen as a heads to up develop more awareness about how we customarily use our power and what our expectations are about that process. It has been a good time to look at how we create what we desire and to upgrade any assumptions or approaches we have outgrown.
Through midmonth is also a good time to look what role confusion, helplessness or a sense of victimhood have in our relationship to personal power. We live in a time when victimhood can seem to surround us in the world – even the people in power seem helpless. It is better not to buy into this kind of unhealthy paradigm but to look at what is falling away in our perceptions and in our lives which enables us to live from a more healthy and empowered perspective.
Venus enters Gemini on the third making the beginning of the month a good time for socializing – particularly after Mercury stations direct on the 4th.
The Moon waxes full on the 6th in Libra. This could be a romantic and sentimental time for relationships. Neptune does blur the lines between illusion and reality so enjoy the moment but it is best not to make any serious long term relationship decisions under this influence.
The Sun will be opposing Saturn from the 7th through the 19th. Use this time to execute plans and be pragmatic. Goals will be met through perseverance and persistence. Obstacles can occur during this time – make sure to leave extra time to deal with them and keep the focus on the long term.
On the 10th Pluto stations retrograde and on the 13th Mars stations direct. This is powerful planetary energy and is good for hard work and accomplishment. It is important to get plenty of exercise around this time. Power struggles can arise more easily but it is best to stay focused on the tasks at hand.
A diplomatic approach to others is the best strategy throughout the month. Relationship issues can be on the front burner. We are living in a time of shifting paradigms which can be challenging for relationships with rigid dynamics or expectations as personal growth and development can rock the boat. Keep in mind- not all the information is in until the end of April.
The Sun enters Taurus on the 19th followed by the New Moon in Taurus on the 21st. The end of the month provides excellent timing for getting energized about new ideas and projects.
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