Micro-Forecast: April 16 to 22, 2018

Are you feeling a little edgy this week? Do you have a rumbling in your stomach or are you tossing around a little more during your sleeping hours? This is all in order as transiting Chiron, often referred to as the ‘wounded healer’ is leaving Pisces for a few months and entering the first sign of the zodiac, Aries, on Tuesday, April 17. It remains in Aries until late September — giving us a little preview at the movies regarding upcoming issues regarding the fresh ideas, innovative technologies that are combining very old and newer thought into a hybrid type of thinking, but this really can’t happen until Chiron settles into Aries permanently in March 2019. Aries rules such things as manufacturing, the military, the brain, the eyes, and anything that has to do with the functions of the various parts of our head. Aries has much to do with risk taking and courage and moving into territories as leaders rather than followers.

Before we get there, we must clear up and clear out the confusion and the yet unresolved issues of the last ten years because Chiron takes nine to ten years in the sign of Pisces, where it has been since 2010. The last time it was in Pisces was during the decade of the 1960s which was filled with civil unrest and challenging issues of freedom and equality. These same issues have arisen during the last eight to ten years — during a similar cycle.

Chiron going over the last degree of Pisces (29°) travels over the fixed star, Scheat. Diana Rosenberg, an expert on Fixed Stars, once told me, that this degree of the zodiac is in the constellation of Pegasus who flies over Andromeda’s head in the sky. Pegasus and his riders are heroic. Andromeda is the chained woman who is about to be rescued by the rider of Pegasus. Diana stated that this star represents ‘one’s release from bondage’, Diana’s exact words. This is a very different interpretation than we hear from many astrologers who believe this is a star that bring dark and difficult energies. I liked Diana Rosenberg’s interpretation and I have seen it many times in play. Diana has long passed away but left a remarkable book on fixed stars and I always remembered our conversation which offered many valuable insights.

So, this week, Chiron passes over this degree, while Saturn starts to go retrograde (which is good for getting a few things done). The sky suggests some sort of release from bondage be it either psychological or sometimes a more physical manifestation. This ‘release’ moment is offered a few more times during this year. It happens again around September 25, 2018 through December 8, 2018 and then t a final passage from late February 2019 through early March 2019.