The Sun and Moon, Mercury and Uranus, and Venus retrograde, a spontaneous bunch of hooligans in Aries, are assembled to launch a potent lunar cycle today. Primed for action, open to new ideas and unusual approaches, these firebrands are ready to risk, shoot from the hip, and learn as they go.
Whether your efforts today reap benefits tomorrow has yet to be seen, but you’ll never know unless you show up, ready to play. Be open to possibility because anything could happen.
You’ve got a handful of seeds to plant. They may not be the kind you’d hoped for, but they’re something! Odds are that a percentage will fizzle, others will germinate; a few may even take off and grow into something truly useful.
Come harvest you’ll look back on this day, glad that you mustered the courage to sow those seeds. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Today Venus aligns with the Sun and Earth at 4 degrees Aries 57′, taking another step in a beguiling geometric dance that forms a five pointed star pattern in the sky every eight years. Venus has long been associated with beauty and harmony in large part because of this graceful enactment of cosmic art in our solar system.
In the fearlessly creative sign of Aries, Venus represents the energy of artist and activist. She champions issues and transforms them into music, poetry, theatre, dance, painting, and sculpture that alerts us to what’s happening in our world. She calls attention to things that threaten the peace, the harmony and the beauty that are part of our birthright in this glorious universe.
Take a moment today to recognize and appreciate the artist-activist in yourself and in your world. Be the change you want to see with a fearless Venus by your side.
In my own experience Brett Bailey is such an artist. Slavery, refugees, xenophobia… he delves into it all and emerges with theatre that curls our toes that forces us to learn and break the shackles of ignorance and denial. It’s dark, it’s powerful, and not to be missed. Read his interview in The Financial Times:
This April 2016 Boston Globe photo may be so last season, but it captures the energy of the season opener for the new astrological year rather perfectly, at least for this improper Bostonian.
Three old-timers, Bobby Orr, Bill Russell and David Ortiz, all champion athletes for Boston teams, are shown throwing the first pitch for last year’s Red Sox home opener, commemorating Papi’s final season.
So what does last year’s sports news have to do with now? For starters, this week’s astrology asks us to…
Remember our Champions! With Venus retrograde in competitive Aries in full swing, we recall our love affairs with those who became champions by inspiring others with their confidence, courage and sense of purpose.
Awaken to Zero Point Aries. Guided by this inspiration, the Equinox on March 20, asks us to leave the dreamy world of Pisces and find the guts to go public. Announce to the world, This is Who I Am. [Each of these sports icons embodied that sort of hutzpah in their play and in their capacity to lead. One of them, Bobby Orr, was actually born on March 20, 1948 with his Sun at 0 degrees Aries!]
Connect with the potency of the Venus Star Point. On March 25 when Venus and the Sun join forces at 4 Aries 57′ Rx, we enter a 10 month period under the influence of an Aries Venus Star Point, a repeating cycle which began in 1929 and will end in 2038. (Check out Arielle Guttman‘s fabulous book, Venus Star Rising for more information.) [Like the champions pictured above, we have an opportunity to demonstrate over the next ten months which of our values and beliefs are worth fighting for.] It’s a primal sort of love, with the energy of survival attached. Pay attention to where your affections lead you. Become acquainted with risk.
Step out of the box to see the whole picture. When Mercury conjoins Uranus in Aries on March 26, we can either become distracted by the chaos happening around us, or see it as an opportunity to investigate new ways of getting what we need, thereby turning problematic situations to our advantage. [This is what all good team leaders do, no matter what field they’re in!]
Take Action. There’s nothing passive about the new Moon at 7 degrees Aries on March 27. Get ready for a power surge. Dare to assert, “This is what I intend to do.” It may feel like risky business to be so bold, but when it comes to moving in a new direction, Aries puts us on the front line and demands that we declare our intentions passionately, even if we experience failure along the way. Be the star of your own game, for better or for worse, and [like these three greats, don’t be content to sit at the sidelines.]
FYI, baseball season begins April 3rd. Play ball!
Removing the Piscean soup from the top of the celestial menu will be on the agenda for Sunday’s full Moon. Its Virgo perspective offers earthy, practical analytics: dispense with lame excuses, climb out of the weeds, and become resourced for the next cycle.
This will be a team event:
Sensitive Sun-Chiron is desperate to feel whole again and needs this to be a healing experience.
Inventive Team Moon-Uranus champions new approaches which may be misunderstood, but it’s a risk they’re willing to take.
Exuberant Team Sun-Jupiter may go overboard and push too hard. Will they take cues from Team Mercury-Saturn’s minimalist approach? Or learn from the Virgo Moon that often less is more?
Each team has a contribution: Acknowledge vulnerability and set the intention to heal -Be willing to try something new -Move forward with enthusiasm and -without a lot of chatter or promises – and take baby steps until you build confidence.
See you on the other side of the weeds!
The retrograde period of Venus is a perfect time to recognize the partnership of the Earth and Venus in their dance around the Sun. It looks something like this:
Their skydance is an unfoldment of shapes very recognizable in our Earth-based library, the five-pointed star and the five-petaled flower.
This sacred geometry describes unifying principles shared by all life forms, through which we recognize beauty, relationship, and indeed ourselves. Ah, Venus, you do walk your talk!
Six weeks of fun and games assessing the direction our lives are taking and deciding “where to now?” is about to begin two days hence when Venus begins six weeks of retrograde motion at 13 degrees Aries. Venus joins a dynamic Jupiter-Uranus opposition also in our March skies, setting the tone for change.
The issues likely to come up well into June may have a strong “me” orientation. In whatever area of life Venus is activating, each of us will be asking the question, “How do I benefit from this arrangement?”
Money matters and relationships of all sorts are likely to play key roles in the conversation.
Flagging under the high heat of summer in the Southern Hemisphere? Suffering through a long, dark winter in the North? Boundary setting functions are challenged by today’s Sun-Neptune conjunction, creating conditions that are ripe for weakened immune response.
Gastrointestinal complaints are common in the South where summer heat makes it very easy for food to spoil.
Even if we’re not fighting off bugs, this planetary configuration can bring the doldrums. We may be fighting depression instead, or lack of confidence.
No matter where you live, or what ails you, sufficient rest and hydration are essential to recovery. If you can’t care for yourself, call for HELP… there’s good supply of that around whenever the Sun and Neptune meet!