This weekend, don’t expect things to go smoothly. Then relax about it all, and let it happen however it does. In this case, things can go smoothly. It’s called flow. With retrograde Pisces Mercury sliding back into conjunction with Pisces … Read More…
This Mercury retrograde period has been particularly stressful for a lot of people. I hate to say it, but it’s going to get worse before it gets better. The day that Mercury turns direct is usually a relief. In this … Read More…
Continuing with the theme of Grand Trine problems, let’s talk about having too much of a good thing. Grand Trines, with a few exceptions, occur within the same element. For example, if you’ve got a Grand Trine with planets in … Read More…
On March 20, 2019, the Sun entered Aries, which marks the Vernal Equinox. It is a day when the length of day and night is equal everywhere on Earth. The Full Moon in Libra occurred a few hours later, on March 21, when the Moon opposed the Sun.
A new astrological year begins when the Sun enters Aries. Astrologers may use the equinox chart in determining the themes of the next twelve months. The first degree of Aries is called the Aries Point. It is a sensitive point, where the individual’s life and world events intersect.
The Sun is now in conjunction with centaur Chiron and one of the largest trans-Neptunian objects, 120347 Salacia.
In Greek mythology Chiron was the wisest and justest of all the centaurs. He was not a troublemaker like the rest of them. His lineage was different from other centaurs. Chiron was the son of the Titan Cronus and Philyra, one of the Oceanid nymphs, which were the personification of springs. Chiron had the upper body of a human and the lower body of a horse. His mother was so disgusted by how he looked that she abandoned him at birth.
Chiron was fostered by the Sun god Apollo, who was a god of medicine and healing, music, poetry, and more. Apollo was especially concerned with the health of children. Additionally, he was the protector of fugitives and refugees. Chiron learned numerous skills from Apollo and became a great healer. He was a teacher and a mentor for many of the greatest heroes in Greek mythology.
In astrology Chiron is usually referred as the wounded healer. However, I prefer Eric Francis’s description of Chiron as raising awareness. Because of the looks of the mythical centaur and the way his mother treated him as baby, Chiron could also be seen as representing ignored and disdained people, among other things.
120347 Salacia is named after the Roman goddess of salt water and the consort of Neptune. The god Neptune wanted to marry the beautiful nymph Salacia, but to preserve her virginity she fled as far as she could and hid from him in the Atlantic Ocean. Neptune sent a dolphin to look for her and persuade her to come back. She finally agreed, and so she became the goddess of the sea. Salacia was a bit overlooked goddess in mythology. She was diminished to represent an aspect of Neptune, the violent and gushing waters. Her Greek equivalent was Amphitrite, the wife of Poseidon. Only in one occasion she appears as a real goddess, namely at the birth of the Sun god Apollo.
March 22 is the World Water Day, an annual UN observance day that highlights the importance of freshwater. It is celebrated around the world with various events, which offer an opportunity to learn about water related issues and take action to make a difference. Water is a human right. No matter where on Earth we live, the one thing we all share is the ocean. Water covers about 70 percent of the Earth’s surface. The ocean plays a fundamental role in the world’s water supply, and it is our mutual interest to take care of it. Marginalized groups — women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people — are often overlooked, and may face discrimination, as they try to access safe water. In 2019 the theme for the World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”.
My interpretation today for the Sun at the Aries Point in conjunction with Chiron and Salacia is, that the aspect is raising our awareness about the condition of the ocean and encouraging us to take action in order to secure freshwater for everyone.
The waning gibbous Moon makes her way through the last third of Libra, facing challenges first from Saturn and then from Pluto, making a hash of your morning. Saturn brings delays or blockages. Pluto offers power plays from petty tyrants.
Jupiter steps in before mid-day to salvage the situation, lifting the mood considerably. At 2:10 PM EDT the Moon goes void on a lovely trine with beautiful Venus, setting the stage for a sweet afternoon. Efforts often come to naught during a void moon, so you might want to bag work early. Take in a show at a local art gallery or spend a romantic interlude with a partner.
The Moon drifts unaspected until she enters Scorpio at 10:16 PM EDT and immediately opposes Uranus, offering penetrating insight or sudden disruption.
Luna remains in watery Scorpio for the entire weekend even as Mercury is backing up for his second meetup with nebulous Neptune, exact on Sunday. Your thoughts and conversations this weekend will probably be vast and boundless, undefined and foggy, tinged with deep emotion. You might desire serious and revealing dialogue but beware. The potential for misunderstanding or deception is enormous. Better to pour yourself some wine and lose yourself in epic fantasy films. Just don’t overdo the alcohol.
Oh yes, there’s more to say about Grand Trines. Another big issue is a bit more esoteric and I don’t hear people talking about it much. It’s that Grand Trines are closed systems. They are complete circuits, and nothing gets … Read More…
Matter of fact, the nuttiness may be even more apparent as days pass and Venus, the faster moving planet, separates from Mars.
Venus is in Aquarius. Mars adds anger and impulse to the equation, also sex, challenge, and competitive spirit. You want to conquer someone!
With Mars out of the way, we’re left with a purer version of Venus in Aquarius, which happens to be in mutual reception to Uranus in Taurus.
To fare well in this scenario, you’ve got to give people space in a relationship. If you think your partner is crazy – well maybe they are. But have you looked in the mirror recently? You’re probably a freak yourself.
This is the most likely explanation if you find yourself paired with someone unusual and wondering why!
These are interesting times and so much more fun than what we’ve endured over the last few years… that Cardinal Grand Cross for example.
Look for quirky people to show up in your life with important keys to your future. Use them or lose them. No one is going to force you, one way or the other.
This letter is brought to you by my Uranus in the 7th house which is another Venus/Uranus exchange.
Read more about this here: Reversals of Fortune and Commitment-Phobics Marrying!
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