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“Pushing Through Time is full of interpretation gems that can only come from years of experience. It is both thoughtful and thought-provoking.
I highly recommend it!”
Linea Van Horn, Certified Astrologer
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This week leads up to the New Moon on Sunday April 15, which is the same day that Mercury goes direct at 4° Aries 16′. In the days prior to a New Moon, during the Balsamic Moon phase, things incubate. They ferment. We seem still, but we are processing lots of information not ready to come forward. Many people find themselves throwing away papers and clearing off their desks (appropriate since the USA is in tax season and finishing by now!) This is a choice making week because on Tuesday and Wednesday, transiting Sun in Aries pushes and pressures transiting Pluto, often bringing us to the edge of making major life decisions — many of which require a level of courage — because we are pushed out of our comfort zones during these times. We know we need to make choices, but sometimes they seem impossible.
There is, however, great support with decision making this week because we have a lovely combination of Mars and Venus (the lovers of the zodiac), so though choices may be difficult, they come from a place of love and compassion. Once those choices are made and we get closer to the New Moon, Venus and Neptune take a little dance around the room, offering a little break that includes creative expression or mingling with others who have a more artistic bent. If you are an artist, a musician, a sketcher, a dancer, or a person who simply appreciates the arts, then do something to feed that part of your psyche. The arts bring great balance into our lives. The arts open our consciousness — giving the rational mind a break and inviting the less rational right brain in for time.
The week begins with a very solid conjunction (alignment) between Mars and Saturn. This occurs once every two years, the last two most recent times of this configuration were on Aug 25, 2014 and August 24, 2016, but in different signs. This time, however, Mars is in its exalted position of Capricorn, which means a great deal of energy and focus and organization is possible since these two work very well together. Discipline (exercise or working out or sticking to a schedule to complete something) and the endurance needed are all possible.
If there are changes you need to make in your professional life, this is the time. Capricorn represents the apex of the horoscope or the part of the chart where we aspire to find our highest purpose. This combination in the sign that represents that area of life suggests that this is a time to consider moving forward in a bold and fearless way. The last time these two combined in Capricorn were in two consecutive sequences. One began on February 23, 1988 and the following sequence began on February 28, 1990. January 31, 1960 was the prior date in which Saturn and Mars came together in the sign of Capricorn. (Can you remember what you were doing at these last three dates or in the months that followed these dates?)
I remember that in the late 1980s I had taken some time off. I had had my daughter and then my son and needed a break. I couldn’t completely take a break so I started writing about financial astrology (on my own) and during the 1988 to 1990 sequence, a colleague of mine, gave my name to a well-known editor, who had lost two authors from her compendium on Financial Astrology for the 1990s . It so happened that I had written two essays and those essays are exactly what she needed to fill the void. Those two essays became a part of my larger Business Astrology 101 book released in 2000. Ironically, as this conjunction returns again and again in my 9th house of publishing, my new book, Pushing through Time: Synodic Cycles and their Developing Phases, is about to have its release in May at UAC. This little story is meant to illustrate that these repeating cycles, regardless of how far apart they are, offer signposts in our lives for when they were in the same place in our charts, but in a different time. Knowing these markers, gives us a sense of time and its beautiful movement in several dimensions of our lives. Often similar events that seem related come but in a slightly different framework.
Mercury, the planet of communication and commerce, continues in its retrograde motion until mid-April and since it is in the sign of Aries, which can often be impatient and somewhat impulsive, taking an occasional time out is probably a good practice. Stepping away from the order, the contract, the project often provides fresh eyes in which to see what needs doing. Since the energy of Aries is very independent, one of the first hints (again) is to engage others to help you by asking for their assistance. Cardinal energy (Aries, Libra, Capricorn and Cancer) tends to be great at starting projects with loads of energy, but a few good fixed signs thrown into the mix makes for optimum results. Perhaps it costs a bit more to engage help, but in the end, it saves time and energy.
With Venus and Uranus lining up on Wednesday, that assistance may come out of nowhere when you are out and about-just listen and pay attention. Getting things focused, organized and nailed down are wonderful from Thursday going forward at the Sun/Saturn aspect. Know your limits and avoid exhaustion.
The Full Moon on Saturday, March 31, which is also when Passover begins, brings added insight into this newly discovered way of working with others. On Sunday, May 1, Easter, the Sun and Mercury line up in one of their annual alignments — offering new thoughts, innovative ideas, possibly current ideas on how to make an agreement or contract work. Pay attention to those insights regardless of how silly or impractical they may seem. They may be just the right solution.
Spring Equinox is one of my favorite quarterly festivals. It is equal day (equinox) and equal night. It happens on Tuesday, March 20 at 9:15 am Pacific Time and 12:15 pm Eastern Time. This is a particularly intense Spring Equinox as Mercury and Venus are also next to the 00º Aries Sun sign. This is a very auspicious (that is an old word, but I love it) combination. With everything at 00º Aries, as we begin the new season, there is also an added benefit as transiting Saturn is accompanying this ingress. Saturn helps focus the many ideas that are flying around and with Mercury and Venus also at the early degrees of Aries, this proves to be fortunate. Mercury is about learning, traveling, writing, teaching, and working in some sort of sales capacity. It deals with many ideas coming through at the same time. In the early degrees of Aries, both Mercury and Venus accent the benefit of mingling socially and connecting with different people who offer the insight or the solution to your many questions. Ideas are wonderful, but sometimes we need those with experience to help point us in the right direction. Ask for help. It will pay off.
Once you find the right course of action by asking for that help, then spend the next few weeks researching the ideas as Mercury is retrograde starting on Thursday March 22 until April 15. Explore, question, rethink, review, ask questions. If you don’t get the answers that feel right, then keep exploring. Clarity arrives in mid-April.
We are still in Last Quarter Moon phase and finishing things issues that began last year at this time. On Tuesday March 13, transiting Neptune catches up to where it went retrograde last year. Though Neptune had gone direct at the end of last year, it doesn’t catch up to the same position until this Tuesday.
Neptune has much to do with one’s visions, thoughts, dreams, and things that inspire. What idea are you trying to realize resulting from your efforts of this last year? Sometimes the smallest sparks become great and brilliant embers, if you believe in yourself, and stay focused on accomplishing that special vision.
Think back to last June, what were you doing, or, attempting to do? What visions or dreams did you have that seemed to halt during the summer months and remained at a very slow pace (or so it seemed) through the last part of last year? Perhaps you felt adrift, unable to figure things out, unable to focus, but sometimes when we lose site of the shore for a very long time, we come to a place we never expected. The same day that Neptune catches up to where it left off last year brings us some wonderful aspects. Sun in Pisces and Jupiter in Scorpio form a wonderful triangle. This is an indicator of self-reflection. Time alone or taking time to meditate can bring forward that which is buried underneath the day to day noise. This is a great month to clear out the old from the last year, releasing the past, and opening a space for the new things coming in after Spring Equinox. The New Moon (new beginnings) ends the week on Saturday March 17- St. Patrick’s Day and aligns with Chiron on Sunday. This is an excellent time to review health matters and address those health issues you’ve been putting off.
The week begins with Mercury entering the feisty sign of Aries late on Monday or early on Tuesday depending on where you live. Then on Tuesday March 6, Venus also enters Aries and as the week continues, these two planets complement the Moon in fiery Sagittarius on Tuesday and Wednesday. My sense is that there is a frantic sort of energy in the first days and then things calm down later in the week as Jupiter slows down and begins its retrograde motion at 23º Scorpio on Thursday March 8. All this is incorporated with the Last Quarter Moon on Friday March 9. What this means is that with all the changes, new beginnings, ideas and projects started in the last months, are now falling into place.
This is not always easy when planets are moving through impatient Aries, but Jupiter has stationed to go retrograde. It is a wonderful opportunity to sort through things that need sorting. Whether you are moving a house or finishing up a project, let this next month be the month that you sort everything out. The reasons for this is that Mercury, the planet of communication, is already slowing down. It isn’t retrograde until March 22 so if something has to be sent, signed, finished, the suggestion here is sort through everything until it is done and get it out before March 22.
And before that retrograde, for those of you asking about my new book entitled, Pushing through Time, we go to press soon, and it debuts at UAC 2018. If you are interested in being on the mailing list for this book, sign up using the form on the right.
Also, for a little fun, here is a YouTube interview from a few years back where I was discussing some ideas I explored prior to writing the new book, Pushing through Time: Synodic Cycles and their Developing Cycles. I was doing writing and researching at that time and you might find it interesting. Many of the items mentioned, are occurring now.
This is a much more intense week as Venus and Pluto combine to bring about a transformative experience. This can be a sudden unexpected meeting, professionally or personally, or bring to you the working relationships and/or the resources needed by an unexpected mentor or benefactor. With the Moon in Leo on both Tuesday and Wednesday, the generosity of that benefactor is there for the asking. Be prepared to give the reason for the request in a clearly defined business proposal or plan.
The Full Moon on Thursday, March 1, 11° Virgo and 11° Pisces, falls on Neptune and caution is suggested, particularly if celebrating a recent win with too much imbibing. Thursday’s Venus and Jupiter and Friday’s Mercury and Jupiter are wonderful aspects in which to continue the magic of these agreements, contracts, and moments of success that you have worked so hard to achieve. Over the course of the next two weeks, Jupiter will start its annual retrograde, which means once the agreement is signed (and do sign it before March 22), the work begins. If you have been working on a project, the finessing begins so that everyone involved in the project is ready once Mercury goes direct in mid-April. Get as much done as you can this spring, clear the decks with projects that are begging for completion, because the long incubation for something new and quite different begins in late June and continues on and off through the end of the year, but for now, just do it!
Georgia will be presenting three times at UAC 2018, May 20-31. The first is a pre-conference workshop on Financial Astrology: From Macro to Micro. She’s also doing two lectures in the Business Track, Electing Decent Business Charts and Pushing through Time: Synodics and Other Cycles.
The Sun has now entered Pisces. At the end of March is the Spring Equinox, the first day of the Sun in Aries. As the Sun moves through Pisces, over the course of the next four weeks, we end the seasonal year. Every year, from late February through late March, we filter through all the different things we tried to do in this last year, since the Spring Equinox of 2017. Some might say that the month of February is a kind of toxic waste management month, where we clear out our drawers, our bodies, our lives, letting go of what is no longer needed so that we are ready to start anew in the spring. As opposed to other years, this year the Sun in Pisces is working with Saturn, giving the opportunity to combine one’s imagination with practicality. Imagination and structure is a winning combination for that creative idea.
In fact, Saturn, the anchor, is working very favorably with Mercury, the thinking planet. In the middle of the week, Venus, the goddess of love, aligns with Neptune. This can bring either a creative opportunity or a romantic opportunity. The energy continues through the weekend, as Venus and Mars (the lovers of the zodiac) are in aspect with each other. Venus and Neptune are also in aspect, so invite someone to go dancing, see a play, attend concert or take a wonderful walk on the beach. This is the time to get a massage or paint a picture. If the soul is soothed the rest falls in place.
This week Mercury and Jupiter are in hard aspect to each other. Sometimes we talk more during these cycles than listen. Sometimes we say too much, and, sometimes we say things without a filter. There are some challenges with this hard aspect but sometimes, particularly in the political arena, we hear things we probably weren’t supposed to hear, something slips out, a microphone is left on while someone has a private conversation, someone responds before hearing the whole story. In our own lives, if this is happening to you this week take a breath before speaking. This Mercury square Jupiter can make us feel like we must get in the last word and if we don’t we won’t make our point. The Solar Eclipse (New Moon) is on Thursday, February 15. Eclipses sometimes bring anxiety that make us talk too much and sleep too little or the reverse. Things usually work out once we get a little rest, have a chance to take that breath, and re-think our message. Venus and Saturn and Sun and Venus are in complimentary aspects on the 17th, just two days after the eclipse, the clarity of thought brings your ideas into form. In other words, be patient with yourself and others this week. This too shall pass.
In between two eclipses (the next one is on February 15) there sometimes seems to be a lull in the action, or the markets start to do a little flip flop, or something we have been working on just does not seem to be working. That is because we are caught in the ‘shadow’ of the two eclipses. This might be particularly true for those born in the middle of the signs of Leo, Aquarius, Scorpio and Taurus, or for those people who have a high percentage of those signs in their charts. In these charts, the major areas of our lives are affected–our personal identities, our very close relationships (personal or professional), our families, homes, and our professional lives. These big issues often seem to be the major focus in our lives. However, there are other areas that are being eclipsed that are just as valid–our goals, the friends and community that help us achieve our goals, the way we handle our resources, and the way we take a chance on love, children, and our creative pursuits. These are all the areas we confront as we move into eclipse season.
If it seems dark it really is not, we are just in the room where we find the answers and need to locate the light switch. As soon as the eclipse shadow passes, the light will bring insight. Later this week, Venus enters Pisces, the sign of spirit and the creative process. This happens on Saturday, January 10. The Sun in Aquarius in first quarter aspect to Jupiter allows for setting some private ‘me’ time aside to allow the ideas that are percolating to enter your consciousness.
Coming from an astrology background, Starcycles offers online classes, pre-recorded audio classes, eBooks, and more, including a wealth of free information here on the site. Georgia Stathis speaks on topics ranging from business astrology, trends, and cycles, to mythology and astrological techniques.