Vernal Equinox and New Moon

Trickster energy abounds this week as we approach the Vernal Equinox on Tuesday 3/20 and the New Moon on Thursday 3/22. As the Sun and Moon both enter Aries this week they aspect Uranus, the planet of the unexpected, Mercury which is retrograde and Pluto the lord of transformation. This week with its new rush of Spring energy is a very good time for setting clear intentions about the future which include the willingness to let go of what has been blocking the way – outmoded ways of thinking, feeling and being. Keep track of evolving ideas – not all the information is in.


Mercury Stations Retrograde

 “I want to know the mind of God. The rest is all details.” Albert Einstein

Mercury stations retrograde on Monday March 12 EDT at 6 degrees of Aries and travels retrograde until April 4th. Mercury and Uranus are together at the time of the station making this a high energy time when there can be startling messages, events and revelations. This dynamic pair is known for Higher Mind and off the grid intelligence so messages at this time may have a significance that is not readily apparent. Technology may be impacted- echoing the concerns about solar flares on the grid. One note about the solar flares – the Sun in Astrology rules the conscious mind and when we receive energy of this type beaming towards our planet from the Sun it is a wake- up call about the level of consciousness with which we normally operate. It points the way to the future that is more evolved and where a higher state of consciousness is used to determine the future and solve problems.

March 2012 Astrology

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Buckminster Fuller

When I was new to the study of Astrology my sister called me and mentioned an intriguing, magical configuration in the sky that day – a mystic triangle.  March does not include a mystic rectangle but the aspects are indeed magical and bode well for increased opportunities for expansion in the realms of work, finances, romance and creativity if we are open to them.

The beginning of the month (through the 7th) gets off to a serious start Mercury and Venus aspect Saturn. These aspects provide a good time  to revisit and re- prioritize values – to update ideas about what we seriously value  in our lives now and to take steps to live more fully in that direction. It can be a time when it is easy to feel a lack of adequate resources or emotional support but it is best not to linger too long in a place of disempowerment.  Instead take an inspired or innovative approach.

From the 7th through the 15th there is a kite formation in the sky involving Jupiter, Pluto, Mars, Neptune, Venus and a number of asteroids.  This is a very good configuration for hope and optimism and brings expansion and opportunity to the realms of work, finances, creativity, relationship and romance. Expansion may come in exciting or unexpected ways.

The Full Moon is on the 8th at 18 degrees of Virgo.

Mercury stations retrograde on 3/12 at 6 degrees of Aries – close to the planet Uranus which governs the unexpected. There can be surprising realizations and revelations which occur under this retrograde period (through 4/1). Technology may be more impacted – it bodes well to make any necessary repairs before the station and provide good backup for information as well. Overall the theme of awakening – personal and planetary –  is very much in the forefront and events that occur are likely to be casting the light on paths we need to take and those we need to move away from to create  a more healthy and sustainable future.

The Mercury retrograde will aspect Uranus nearly the entire month – through the 22nd. This is a high energy contact and can bring illuminations and revelations which can significantly alter our perceptions of the past and open a more dynamic path to the future. It is an aspect of the Higher Mind and off the grid intelligence.

It is good to provide extra restorative time all month for integration as well as accessing guidance from higher realms.

We are living in a time when transformation and evolution are on the table and like the Sixties – when Uranus and Pluto were also together in strong aspect- there is considerable resistance and backlash. It is best to focus on positive visions for the future – regardless of whether they are in the mainstream dialogue or not.

There have always been periods throughout history when evolutionary shifts have occurred and customary ways of doing business have been made irrelevant over night. We have seen this in our own time with the advances in technology and computers which have rendered time honored ways of operating obsolete in ways which could not have even have been described in centuries past.

There are ways that could vastly change and improve the ways we inhabit our lives now that we are not even aware of. It is a time of innovation and discovery.

The Vernal Equinox is 3/20 – the official start of Spring when the Sun enters Aries. The Sun at that powerful 0 degree point will be conjunct Uranus – continuing this theme of awakening. There can be sudden, unexpected events at this time – look for the underlying message about the future and what needs to be transformed.

The New Moon is on 3/22 at 2 degrees of Aries conjunct Uranus – boding well for intention setting about new endeavors. Dream big and be dynamic.

The end of the month provides a good time for spiritual growth and creative projects as Mercury moves into Pisces on 3/23.