weekly astrology blog
a regular commentary on the week's planetary influences
the weekly astrology blog
March 19 to March 25
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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 19th-
the first aspect of the day and week is at 2:36am when neptune in pisces sextiles mean black moon lilith in capricorn, aligning the planet of mysticism with the fierce Dark Feminine. this is exceptional astrology for intuition, psychic gifts, dreams, creativity and inner knowing. with neptune in the sign of spirit and transcendence and lilith in the sign of embodiment and reality- bridging worlds with this astrology is possible. pay attention to your dreams, intuition and spiritual experiences right now! they are meaningful! (but stay grounded and aware of where you are confusing intuition with fantasy).
at 9:03pm mercury cojoins venus at 16’21 aries, aligning the mind and heart in fiery, assertive and dynamic aries! we had a mercury/venus conjunction in pisces on 3/4 and we have another one today due to mercury’s slowing down motion (he stations retrograde on 3/22). mercury/venus is great for communicating our thoughts and feelings. sharing our desires, passions, anger, rage and needs is in focus with the sign of aries. what we hear, think or say can be something we are journeying with in the coming weeks of mercury’s Underworld journey- so pay attention!
tuesday march 20th-
the sun moves out of pisces and into aries at 9:15am, marking ostara and the spring/vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere (it’s fall/autumnal equinox in the southern hemisphere). when the sun moves from 29 pisces to 0 aries it cross the omega/alpha point- the place of the ending of the zodiac to the point of new beginnings. this palpable shift can be felt as resurrection, rebirth and renewal. this is also a time of planting seeds, setting intentions and starting new cycles. spring has sprung and new life is incoming! tuning into where we are being asked to to start new things and set off on new journeys in our lives is key right now. just remember that in order for the new to commence something from the past often has to be left behind.
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wednesday march 21st-
today we have uranus in aries awakening, activating and energizing 3 of the 4 female asteroid Goddesses! later in the week venus heads into trigger eris and uranus in aries (she does so with uranus next week)- so we have HUGE ACTIVATION happening with the feminine with us, with women in our lives (or within ourselves if we are women) and with the Divine Feminine archetypally.
at 12:14am uranus in aries semisquares juno in pisces, creating tension between the rebel and revolutionary and the Goddess of marriage and commitment. where juno in pisces is willing to surrender her needs and take care of everyone else first before herself- uranus in aries is about fully waking up our individuality and healthy self-focus. wherever we have been playing the victim, martyr or savior in relationships in our lives- this is a week to change the paradigm!
uranus contraparallels pallas in taurus at 2:36pm- and the two link by semisextiee on saturday the 24th- bring activation to the Wisdom Goddess and Warrior Goddess. this is great for seeing more of the Bigger Picture at play in our personal and collective lives. waking up the warrior within in women all around is part of this process. as the dalai lama has said- the world will be saved by women- and the astrology this week serves as a wake up call to the women who are ready to step up and heed the call!
uranus in aries trines vesta in sagittarius at 9:58pm, aligning the rebel and revolutionary with the Priestess asteroid Goddess. vesta is currently on the Galactic Center- the center of our milky way galaxy often symbolized as the Womb of the Great mother. uranus/vesta is waking up our purpose and calling- to be stewards of the Earth and keepers of the Truth (vesta is in sadge the sign of Truth after all). this is great for innovative and outside of the box ideas about what it means to be of service. pay attention to what is birthing and stirring within!
thursday march 22nd-
juno in pisces quincunxes the north node in leo at 12:21pm, creating tension and friction between the Goddess of commitment and marriage who likes to surrender, service and forgive (when she is in pisces) and the north node in leo that demands we rise into healthy self love and keep good boundaries in relationships. this is a time to check in and see where are we not keeping healthy relationships and what we need to do about it. healthy balance between self and other, give and take, surrender and assertion is key.
at 5:19pm mercury stations retrograde at 16’54 aries, commencing mercury’s 1st Underworld journey in 2018. in truth we have been in mercury’s front end shadow since 3/8- but this is his official dive into the shadows. all mercury related things can be wonky right now- travel, communications, technology and more. this is not a time to buy a new computer or car or to sign a lease or contract- as not all the information is in yet and we can regret doing so later. it is a good time for rethinking, reviewing and revising though. with mercury retrograde in aries this is also a time to reign in our mind, thoughts and how we communicate. mercury in aries likes to say what he says and do what he does- but this can be done in haste, impulsively, reactively and even aggressively. with mercury retrograde we need to THINK before we act or speak- not easy when aries involved but very necessary! for more info on this mercury retrograde journey check out the astrology blog i wrote about it linked here- https://www.divineharmony.org/cosmic-insight/astrology-blog/mercury-retrograde-right-use-will-anger
friday march 23rd-
at 4:17pm venus in aries squares pluto in capricorn, creating tension and friction between the Goddess of Love and beauty and the Lord of the Underworld. venus/pluto can bring up shadow and intensity in relationships and finances. stuff we are not looking at can arise right now. this is great for excavation, therapy and shadow work. just steer clear of power/control dynamics, jealousy, obsession, possessiveness and paranoia! over the 3 days ahead venus will trigger the jupiter/pluto sextile (a transit of transformation, empowerment and inner work) as well as the jupiter/eris quincunx (a transit of waking up the warrior/activist within and conscious relationship to anger, rage, will and ego). the pot is getting stirred this weekend- in relationships, finances, values and self-worth. channel the firey energy wisely!
saturday march 24th-
the sun in aries squares mars in capricorn at 9:08am, creating tension between the two masculine, yang planets in fiery and perhaps intense ways! sun square mars can be dynamic, assertive and initiative- but shadow sun/mars can be aggressive, reactive, impulsive and accident prone. watch out for power/control dynamics with others. being selfish, headstrong and immature is the shadow of this astrology right now. think before you act or react! count to 10 and breathe!
sunday march 25th-
at 2:08am venus in aries quincunxes retrograde jupiter in scorpio, creating tension between the Goddess of Love and beauty who wants what she wants (and she wants it NOW) and jupiter the planet of excess and expansion. venus/jupiter can be great for being social and having fun but the two in tense aspect can overdo it. watch out for overindulgence, saying or doing things you cannot undo or take back, spending/eating too much and generally having issues with boundaries! having healthy outlets for passion, anger and rage is key today!
at 7:03am the sun in aries trines ceres in leo (who just stationed direct last week)- linking the conscious self and ego with the Great Mother asteroid Goddess. sun/ceres is lovely for getting clear on what we need for nurturing and nourishment and then do what we need to meet those needs! ceres relates to children, mothers, families and our childhood past. she also relates to Mother Earth. sun in aries as warrior and innovator linking with the Great Mother can help us to take action based on what we need, what those we love need and what Mother Earth at large needs.
at 9:51am venus cojoins eris at 23’12 aries, aligning the Goddess of Love and beauty with the Goddess of Discord and Chaos! venus/eris is a powerhouse of an alignment- and today venus is triggering the jupiter/eris quincunx (which happened twice in the last month due to jupiter’s station retrograde with the most recent one on 3/16). there can be some churning and upheaval in relationships and finances right now. the key lies in our willingness to face the shadow and get into what is hidden and toxic in our relationships, finances and/or business partnerships. if we are willing to look at what is hidden in the shadows we can empower ourselves to make necessary changes right now. if we avoid looking then the Universe will have to get our attention! as eris is the Goddess that reveals what no one wants to look at- some of us can experience her energy as chaotic and upheavel-ish while others who embody eris energy more consciously can be the game changers, activists and world awakeners needed on the planet right now! (from now until the 28th venus triggers eris and uranus- wake up shake up energy is present! work with it wisely!)
have a blessed week ahead…
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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.
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