weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
March 20 to March 26
***all times are PDT; add 3 hours for EDT***
divine harmony is available for in-depth astrology readings. she combines a psychological and spiritual focus on the natal chart and helps youto understand your Soul's journey in deeper way.
all times are in PDT. and for those of you new to my column, i write in lower case for a reason as i find it symbolic and resonant with how i view the world. i capitalize certain words in ways to illuminate their power. otherwise, all is equal to me and i write in lowercase :)
monday march 20th-
the sun moves out of pisces and into aries at 3:29am, shifting the conscious self and ego from yin to yang, surrender to assertion, omega to alpha. This marks the spring equinox in the northern hemisphere and the autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere. The equinoxes are the two points in the year where there is equal day and equal night. As such they are times to take a pause and reflect on the balance (Or the lack of balance) in our lives. The sun in aries is a point of ignition and initiation! It’s a time to start new things, plant seeds and move into new directions. We have lots of energy to harness with the sun in mars-ruled aries- so harness it wisely! Just watch out for the shadow of the sun in aries- being willful, impulsive, aggressive and reactive. Pick your battles and choose your words and actions wisely!
at 1:22pm retrograde venus in aries semisextiles mars in taurus, aligning the Divine Lovers in subtle but harmonious ways. this is a great time to take stock of what you want to create, plant and/or birth in your life. venus in aries is firey and yang- able to take action to go for what she wants! mars in taurus is patient and yin- willing to wait for what he wants and understands timing. linking these two together we can find balance between yin and yang, assertion and surrender, action and patience right now.
tuesday march 21st-
at 1:01am neptune in pisces sextiles juno in capricorn, aligning the planet of mysticism, idealism and romance with the asteroid Goddess of partnership and marriage. this is a lovely aspect for relationships- although these two can be overly idealistic and ungrounded in relationship. seeing the best in others is a gift and the desire for Union with the beloved (within and without) is strong. the best use of this astrology is to find balance between the mystical, Unconditional Love of pisces and the grounded, committed, practical energy of capricorn. commit to realizing your dreams- and be open hearted with healthy boundaries today!
retrograde venus in aries parallels the north node in virgo at 1:28am- aligning the Goddess of Love, relationship and value with the evolutionary north node of destiny and growth. destined, fated energies are afoot in relationships. past life converges with present life and future life. pay attention to where your heart and Highest Self are leading your right now!
wednesday march 22nd-
the sun in aries quincunxes the north node in virgo at 3:01am, bringing tension between our desire for change and action NOW and our need to be discerning and aware of actions taken in haste or impulsivity. Aries is mars ruled and acts from the will and desires- while virgo is mercury ruled and demands that we think about things first and choose long term benefit rather than short term reward. Opportunities to change direction are incoming today but it can require that make some dramatic shifts in how we pursue our desires!
thursday march 23rd-
mercury in aries squares pluto in Capricorn at 5:45pm, creating tension and friction between the mind and intellect and the Lord of the Underworld. Over the next 4 days mercury will trigger pluto, Jupiter and Uranus- bringing some wake up/shake up energy into communications, thinking and information incoming. Mercury in aries wants to speak up and express Truth- yet the square to pluto can bring up power/control dynamics and subversive manipulation tactics. Intense things can come to Light so be sure to use this astrology to excavate and get to the root and Truth of matters- within and without.
friday march 24th-
mercury in aries opposes retrograde Jupiter in libra at 5:45am, bringing expansion but also exacerbation to the communication/information realms. Mercury is under duress right now- square to pluto yesterday and aligning with Uranus and eris in a few days. Lots of activation playing out in communication and thinking! Mercury/Jupiter is usually good for learning and communicating but because of the more intense aspects going on with mercury Jupiter can put more fuel on an already hot and heavy fire. Learning how to speak up and express our Truths while still being able to listen to and hold space for others to do the same- particularly if their view of the Truth is very different- is key right now.
at 12:36pm the sun in aries trines mean black moon lilith in sagittarius, aligning the conscious self and ego with the Dark Goddess! this is great energy for tuning into your depths, paying attention to dreams and intuition and embracing your wildness, passion and independence! luckily this is a harmonious aspect- helping us trust our creativity and passions and letting them lead us today!
saturday march 25th-
at 3:17am the sun cojoins retrograde venus at 4’57 aries, marking the midway point of the venus retrograde cycle that began on 3/4 and ends on 4/15 (although the front end shadow began end of January and back end shadow goes till middle of may). Today insights and illumination around our personal and collective journey in relationships, values, worth, self Love and financial abundance can be incoming. Pay close attention to what is being brought into consciousness today. the sun is the conscious self and his illumination of venus in the Unconscious (she is retrograde after all) brings Light to our needs, desires, feelings, emotions and more. with both bodies in aries there’s a strong assertive, warrior like energy present right now and we want to work with it wisely so that we are going after what we want from a place of consciousness rather than reenactment of old wounds and pain (which venus retrograde is helping us to excavate).
at 8:44pm retrograde venus in aries trines mean black moon lilith in sagittarius- aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the fierce Dark Feminine! lots of fire, passion, creativity and purpose are present right now. following the call to discover and fully embody Truth in all ways is key right now.
sunday march 26th-
at 1:37am mercury cojoins eris at 22’59 aries- aligning the conscious self and ego with the Goddess of discord and chaos (for the 1st of 3 times). communication can be intense and revealing today! eris likes to upset the apple cart- so stay open to shocking and sudden revelations- from you, by you, from others in the world around you today.
mercury cojoins Uranus at 23’34 aries at 8:06am , for the 1st of 3 times due to mercury’s upcoming retrograde station (exact from 4/9-5/3). Sudden, unexpected, exciting and/or anxiety producing information, communication and thinking can arise today and over the next 2 1/2 months (the time of mercury’s front end shadow, retrograde and back end shadow). Mercury in aries can be exacerbated by Uranus OR he can be quickened and evolved by Uranus- it is really up to each of us and how we work with the energy ;) innovation, new ideas and sudden Truths coming to Light are possible! Stay open to the unexpected! Keep your mind open- like a parachute, it works best when open ;)
have a beautiful week!
Divine Harmony is dedicated to communicating with one’s higher Self by way of the celestial realms. Just as the microcosm is contained in the macrocosm and vice-versa – Divine Harmony believes that the stars and planets have connections to the people, places and things that inhabit the earth, and there is a way to find the pattern of communication and connection by divining the stars.
BML (black moon lilith) is being included in the weekly interpretations now. the highest expression of joining these two is symbolized by the high priestess tarot card. she sits between the black and white pillars- the black being the pillar of severity and the white being the pillar of mercy. i use the mean position of BML, which in contrast to the fluctuating motion of the true position, advances steadily.