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Changing lives, changing times
As Uranus, Pluto, Jupiter
(and retrograde Mars) approach a grand cross in April, look for
events in March to show us the direction we are headed with this
major configuration. March 2014 is a volatile month of change
leading up to one of the most important transits of the year
and the decade. The grand square of April affects roughly half
of the people I read for, so events will be happening this month
at a faster than average pace, leading to ultimate change in
many directions both for society as a whole and us as individuals.
The world will change, and if the grand cross affects your chart
what you can count on is personal change in your life one way
or another. It is important to realize that all change is not
bad, rather inherent in the nature of the universe and in life,
and it is the one thing we can always count on to be consistent.
It is up to us to be flexible and adaptable, understand the nature
of what the planets are showing us, and remember that all knowledge
The first March new moon occurs March 1, at 2:59 a.m., at 10
degrees of Pisces. Pisces is the natural ruler of the twelfth
house of things secret and hidden, our subconscious mind, and
is the ruler of all things of a spiritual nature. No surprise,
Son of God, will be released in the theaters this weekend, sure
to be a hit. Last year at this time with 5 planets in Pisces
we saw the installation of a new Pope.
As this new moon falls within 5 degrees of Neptune, Pisces ruler,
look for issues to take on a confused or foggy nature, but this
may be good for creativity, spiritual and compassionate ventures,
psychics and an interest in mysticism of any kind. Also look
for weather conditions to be extreme once again including more
snow or rain around this time.
The first half of the year we will be dealing with many retrograde
planets, and March is the pivotal month.
Situations/issues may come to the surface you have been unaware
of as Mercury goes stationary direct February 28-March 4, at
18 degrees of Aquarius. The stationary retrograde and direct
period are most often the time situations are revealed for what
they are, glitches occur, and we feel more strongly the energy
of the retrograde energy.
Projects may start to move forward now, but proceed with caution
over the next week and do not assume things will be back to normal
instantly. Mercury will go through its post retrograde shadow
period until it reaches 3 degrees of Pisces on March 21. At this
time Mercury will conjunct Neptune for the second time March
21-24 creating confusing or discouraging energy. If the period
of February 5-8 was significant to you, this time may be as well.
Retrograde Mercury is actually a much longer period or cycle
than people are led to believe.
The first of the month is packed with astrological events and
also on March 1, Mars goes stationary retrograde at 27 degrees
of Libra. Mars retrogrades every 18 months or so, and this is
often a period of low energy, frustration and passive aggressive
behavior by some. This is not the time to start a new business,
and new ventures may fall apart under this transit. Mars rules
men, action and war-strife. If you have cardinal planets-Aries,
Libra, Cancer, Capricorn, Mars will aspect your chart more than
once during this period. Often we retrace our steps and reconsider
previous actions, commitments with this transit. Mars will remain
in Libra until July 25, and will be retrograde until May 19.
Retrograde Mars will play a major role in the Grand Cross of
March 2, Saturn goes stationary retrograde at 23 degrees of Scorpio.
Saturn retrogrades every year for approximately 4-5 months. Issues
related to the foundation of things especially business, finance
and money may become more internalized during this time. There
can be delays in moving projects forward and solidifying material
issues. Any business that is started with this transit will have
to deal with the limitations a retrograde Saturn naturally brings,
and now will be the time to shore up your financial situation
and structures, and get your ideas flowing in the correct way
about money. If you deal with the public in some way it is best
to present ideas for public scrutiny after Saturn goes direct
on July 20.
March 2, Venus squares Mars and this transit deals with issues
between the sexes. As Mars is retrograde issues will be more
pronounced, and we may even see evidence of this on the news!
Venus rules love and money and Mars rules men and sex. Issues
can become extreme if this is aspecting a personal planet at
25-27 degrees of the cardinal signs in your own chart.
March 3, Venus finally leaves its post retrograde shadow period,
and enters Aquarius March 5, after a four month stay in Capricorn
where it took on a more practical tone. Venus in Aquarius will
take on a lighter energy sometimes described as quirky, open
minded, and less reliable. This will be a major shift in love
energy and will work well for Air and Fire signs.
March 6, Jupiter goes direct at 10 degrees of Cancer at 5:24
a.m., EST. Jupiter is the financial planet and generally associated
with gain and expansion, but it expands whatever it touches-good
or bad. In this case, Jupiter is square Uranus (exact 2-26) and
this is an unstable influence prone to market swings, changes
in governments, and growth of human potential. Astrologer Nicholas
Champion wrote, "In a society in crisis it can cause highly
volatile situations to erupt without warning and an atmosphere
of actuate tension. In this state it has a particularly war-mongering
potential." Jupiter is also the significator of the Republican
party and we may see theatrical politics during this time. Uranus
rules rebellions, aircraft, electronics and weather to name a
March 11, Mercury squares Saturn for the third and final time.
This is generally a negative, constrictive influence. Mercury
squared Saturn February 19, and January 25. If these time periods
were significant to you personally, this day may be as well.
March's full moon occurs March 16, at 26 degrees of Virgo at
1:08 p.m., EST. Virgo is the natural ruler of the 6th house of
health, service and work and to some extent we will all be focused
here. As the moon sextiles Saturn, this is a time of getting
down to business, reality and not looking at things through rose
colored glasses. Full moons are generally about finishing up
thing or endings, but in this case, not a bad time to start a
diet, although I would wait a few days to begin.
March 17, Mercury enters Pisces for the second time, having started
its retrograde here in February.
March 20, the Sun enters Aries at 12: 57 p.m. Spring begins,
and it all starts over!
March 29, Venus squares Saturn and trines Mars. Saturn-Mars energy
is generally heavy, and this day could coincide with some type
of ending if it is aspecting something important in your chart,
especially falling just before a new moon in Aries. Otherwise,
not the best day for social or romantic activities.
March 30, a second new moon occurs at 9 degrees of Aries at 2:
45 p.m., EST. Aries is the natural ruler of the first house of
self, and the first house governs our personal desires. Not just
our desires, but others as well, and the companion full moon
in April will be a lunar eclipse in Libra, thus the new/full
moon fall on the 1st/7th axis of relationships. Relationships
of all types will come into focus during this period that include,
but are not limited to romantic situations.
This new moon may feel more like a full moon as it sets off a
grand square between Uranus, Pluto and Jupiter. Events will be
large and situations will occur worldwide that affect us all
in many different respects as a society, and this moon will affect
you personally if you have cardinal planets between 8-13 degrees.
We will see a desire for change in many instances leading up
to revolts, rebellions and explosive situations both on the world
stage and in our personal lives if this moon is aspecting personal
planets. In past situations involving the U-P square have dealt
with the US governments secret wiretapping and spying on Americans
and I would not be surprised if issues around this come up again,
but this will be only part of the bigger picture.
At 10 degrees of Aries the Sun is part of this square opposing
Uranus at 11 degrees over the next several days. Sun-Uranus events
are sudden, often unexpected, shocking and Sun-Uranus is associated
with revolutions, separations, explosions, and shocking turns
The Sun squares Pluto April 2/3 and this energy deals with agendas,
power struggles, situations that are hidden and break downs of
all kinds. This is a volatile full moon, but all change is not
bad. With Pluto involved change can sometimes lead to a better
situation in the future.
This new moon will be the tip of the iceberg as we enter April,
and the eclipse season. Stay tuned for my next blog about the
Grand Cross titled Rock Our World: The Grand Cross of 2014 and
A glimpse into the future
February is a month
of change as is every month, but the Uranus-Pluto square this
month will bring major and potentially disruptive transits, with
a theme on the unexpected as Jupiter in Cancer opposes Pluto
and is square Uranus, so we will get our first glimpse as to
what the Grand Cross of 2014 that astrologers everywhere are
watching will bring in April, when it becomes exact along with
Mars. It is important to watch things this month as by doing
so we get a glimpse into our future, personally and on the world
Typically Jupiter is the financial planet and as it, along with
Venus, oppose Pluto through February 6th this represents a tremendous
burst of energy that amped up as Venus went direct after a 6
week retrograde at 13 degrees of Capricorn, square Uranus at
9 degrees in Aries.
This set off the Uranus-Pluto square once again and as the case
this time, and every time this powerful square is set off, we
will see major events happening that are of importance in the
world, along with many changes that occur in individuals lives
as the Uranus-Pluto square sets off sensitive points in our own
charts, creating major turning points in our personal lives.
Venus rules love and money, and changes in relationships have
occurred for many that involve major adjustments one way or another.
This is the time where the karma of the relationship becomes
revealed for what it is. Venus-Pluto is an obsessive transit
and Pluto often deals with the dark undercurrents and issues
we would rather avoid. For some this can be a dark awakening
about love, or represent those with a burning desire to be reborn
or re-birthed in some way or to do so through their relationships.
Venus is direct now, but things may remain somewhat unclear in
relationships as Venus is in its post retrograde shadow period
until March 4.
As both Venus and Jupiter rule money, both planets are in opposition
as we begin the month and Venus-Pluto also relates to issues
that concern women, love and emotional issues that can become
overwhelming personally. This should lighten up after February
6, if Venus-Pluto-Jupiter is affecting you in this manner.
On the money front we started the month off with the stock market
having gone through its biggest upheaval in more than a year
and the US stock market lost more than 300 points February 3.
Until February 17, Jupiter is in opposition to Pluto, exact,
and by February 17, Uranus is square Jupiter, exact through March
6, so money matters and finances can become erratic, and Jupiter-Uranus
generally deals with unexpected events, twists and turns. The
financial markets may be changeable and volatile all month. This
transit also gives rise to rebellions, volatile situations, extremist
behaviors, plane crashes and accidents, situations involving
electricity and computers, war like behavior, along with risk
taking and changes of plans in general. The Olympics begin February
7, and the Russian town of Sochi is not a safe place to be.
February 5-8 Mercury is conjunct Neptune, and Mercury retrogrades
at 3 degrees of Pisces on February 6. Mercury/Neptune is a foggy
and unclear influence and the combination can be deceptive in
many respects. Nothing may be exactly as it seems. Believe half
of what you hear and check out facts before coming to a decision.
Better still, don't make solid plans/decisions at this time,
not to mention Mercury retrograde is no time to make commitments
or begin new projects. This transit is significant as it will
last 4 days or so, and on the positive end it can be creative,
and you may be intuitive or you could have significant dreams.
This could signal unusual weather conditions involving water.
Be careful of accidents due to fog, water or unclear thinking.
Mercury retrogrades February 6-28 in Pisces, then back into Aquarius
Mars remains in Libra all month, moving very slowly as it will
soon retrograde on March 1, at 27 degrees of Libra. It reaches
its stationary retrograde degree on February 20, and we will
feel the effects as Mars begins its backward motion. If Mars
is aspecting your chart between 23-27 degrees of Libra in February
it will have a marked effect now for better or worse as Mars
transits will move much more slowly than the norm. Mars entered
his 'shadow period,' when the energy starts to shift on December
25, 2013. It will remain in this sign until July.
During a retrograde Mars energy is lower, tempers flare, accidents
occur and if you initiate new projects on a retrograde Mars they
may well fizzle when Mars goes direct on May 20. Equipment can
break while the God of War is retrograde, and best not to buy
expensive equipment at this time either.
In Libra, Mars is considered 'at its detriment,' meaning the
energy doesn't work well or is impeded, and people may seem more
fractious, angry or passive aggressive.
February 10-11 the Sun squares Saturn, and this is a difficult
transit. This is not the best day for important meetings or events.
We may feel tired or uninspired, and prone to confrontations.
We could see major events in the world at this time with the
other major transits.
The full moon occurs February 14, at 6: 53 p.m. EST at 26 degrees
of Leo. On one hand this is the perfect full moon for Valentine's
day as Leo rules the 5th house of love affairs, on the other
hand Leo is a fire sign and explosive, and if things aren't going
well it could signify and ending of some type.
Russia's chart is highlighted during this full moon and worth
watching. In the US chart this moon opposes the US natal moon
so look for unrest and upset among the people around this moon.
Using the Sagittarius rising chart it falls in the 8th house
of death and transformation. The 8th house also rules the financial
world and taxes, and we could see some type of attempted transformation
in this area, but with a retrograde Mercury (and Mars) nothing
would be permanent, or without further change.
February 18, the Sun enters Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac
and the mutable sign of winter when the weather can start to
change. Being the 12th sign Pisces is more about completions
and endings. Pisces is the most spiritual and ethereal sign of
the zodiac and we will operate in this realm for the next 29
February 19, Mercury will square Saturn for the second time.
The first square occurred January 25-26, but this time Mercury
is retrograde making it more difficult. If the above days were
important in some way, you may have similar issues on this square
or be dealing with the same situation again.
February 23, the Sun conjuncts Neptune, and like Mercury conjunct
Neptune, this day and the several surrounding it are likely to
be unclear, foggy, and there may be a lack of clarity, somewhat
like February 5-8 when Mercury conjuncted Neptune. Don't jump
to conclusions or make plans on this day.
February 24, Venus sextiles Saturn and this is a beautiful transit
for business or your social life. While it has a pragmatic approach,
nevertheless, stability can be present to build a strong foundation.
February 28, Mercury goes direct at 9:00 a.m., EST, starting
the stationary direct motion that will last through March 4.
Once again, plans may change, glitches occur, and it's best to
wait for the energy to level out before beginning to make new
Also on this day, the Sun trines Jupiter, a positive, upbeat
and even lucky transit for some, and a good night to celebrate!
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