Did I say the dust will settle by Thursday / Friday and we’ll see how the landscape within and without has changed by then?
Well, apologies readers! I’ve been `affected’ by some energies, and was wondering why…so I took a look..and am sorry to say, we seem to have a few days of some squares and oppositions coming up between today 24th and 27th August!
On 24th (today) there brews (already feeling it?) the venus-square-pluto. This is bound to have implications on relationships, arts and any finances.. and the pluto effect has the potential to add a crunch point.. compressing matters.. (my favorite way of looking at it is `passing an elephant through the eye of a needle!’) and cranking up intensity! But what results is a new perspective and transformation!
25th sees Mercury opposing Neptune.. ! Both can affect the mind..in different ways.. One creates activity…(mercury), and the other, while inspiring, can also give rise to confusions.. or escapism tendencies (if reality gets too much to deal with). Contracts and agreements should be looked at carefully…and it may also be a highly creative time..for new ideas and ideals to surface out of this stress.
26th sees Venus opposing Uranus! Back to social situations, love, wealth and friendships..being affected unexpectedly then! This, while being stressful can be a dynamic time.. shocks, twists and turns.. hedonistic tendencies…and new `encounters’ are possible..out of the blue!
27th – double whammy on this day am afraid. There is a Sun-opposition to Neptune.. and a Venus-square-Jupiter on this day. Health can be affected..perhaps a deeply confusing time for life directions… aggravated by relationship or financial problems.. The opposition requires compromises…and squares require action!! Sun’s in Virgo…so be practical.. in resolving any nebulous affairs, and take action on those matters of religion, relationship, finances or social interactions that are going astray!
There are some positive influences taking place at the same time too.. Sun conjuncts Mercury (24th); venus quintiles Mars (25th); Mercury sextiles Saturn (27th)…and just as we come out of these, we get under the influence of a mercury trine pluto (28th), Sun sextile saturn (30th) and Mercury sextile Jupiter (31st)…during the last few days of the month.
What that means is after dark comes light..and the month ends on a good note..with opportunity for talking or communication that can be far reaching and transforming, laying out some long term plans for the Self, and getting involved with commercial ventures that could expand your horizons!
Here’s a quick astrology chart I created for the day when Sun is entering the zodiac sign of Aries!
As you can see, it’s quite basic – Aries is in the rising sign position for simplicity sake, and I’ve looked up Planetary positions from the Ephemeris and placed them on the chart.
Sun is entering Aries (that is what marks the Spring Equinox!), Mars & Uranus are already in Aries, Venus & Mercury – currently in Pisces will soon be entering Aries. (I will be doing a full detailed analysis of each of these planets transiting through Aries, and what that means for Aries people in a separate post). Of course slow moving Neptune is in Pisces, Pluto in Capricorn (these two will be in those signs for years to come!) Jupiter- currently passing through Gemini will enter sign of Cancer in late June’13, and Saturn currently passing through Scorpio will continue that for all of 2013.
Sun’s energy shift -With the Sun entering the fire sign of Aries, all the other fire signs (Leo & Sagittarius) are going to get a jolt of fiery energy in resonance. Sun will be in Aries till 20h April’13 of course.
Astrology forecasts for 19th – 31st March 2013 – good and bad aspects to watch out for
Squares, semi-squares and Oppositions between planets are the major astrological causes of stress and difficulties (or the way some politely put it, `challenging’). Trines, Sexties and conjunctions between planet tend to create huge positive potential – that everyone can make use of (if you are aware of it…and that’s why I write these forecasts 🙂 ) So those are the aspects that I usually look at.
Note on objectivity when forecasting: When doing these forecasts, I do use my knowledge of the characteristics and qualities of the planets,, signs and aspects – but I also let those mix and flow in my mind, and allow intuition to pick out the ones that come mostly to the surface. (And like all Astrologers, I have to be careful not to get influenced by my own whim and moods – That’s why sometimes, although I like to do these forecasts, I delay writing them – because on a personal level, I may not be objective enough …so best to wait for a time when I can give genuinely objective intuitive forecasts.. And today is one of those days 🙂
Mercury – that has been retrograde for 3 weeks just started going direct (yesterday 17 March 13) so already there will be an energy shift of ease, clearing air etc. I wrote about this Mercury-direct shift in my blog yesterday. Something to bear in mind – on 10th March, Mercury (while retrograding) had a square with Jupiter. Now that Mercury is going direct, it will have that square again .. on 29th March’13. Though not as problematic as before, it will sill bring up issues and stress that must be acted upon and dealt with (or those energies just simmer till next major aspects between these planets and explode again.. So advise sort it..!)
19th March’13- Mercury semi-sextiles Mars. This is a good one new initiatives or offers may come your way.
22nd March – Mars conjuncts Uranus (in Aries)- Good chaotic day. The day leading up to this is going to be a bit chaotic, and there is every potential for this to be a dynamic and positive day – but seeing Mars is like a fuse and Uranus is the chaotic engine.. things can get out of hand – or the good stuff can get muddled up in all the apparent barge of incoming energy. Try to sift out what’s really useful, and focus on that. It is a good one..
24th – Sun semisextile Neptune. Energy for some dreamy ideas and ideals. Different kind of elusiveness that can produce tangible results. But on then same day, there is a mild stressful aspect between Jupiter and Saturn – so don’t get involved in power struggles, especially when trying to expand your boundaries.
25th – Mercury semisextile Uranus – dynamic communications can give good outcomes; Venus semisextile Neptune – quite good for leisure and romance or the arts (and perhaps indulging in some habits bordering on escapism – Don’t over do substances, alcohol etc);
26th- Mars sextiles Jupiter – another great day for huge potential and energy – as these are both fire related planets, forming the second most positively powerful aspect any two planets can form. Aries & Sagittarius people will have a great day (the day leading to it also is good). But the following day sees a major stressful aspect for Aries people, so just start to be careful from midday onwards.
27th- Mars squares Pluto. Quite stressful – it can build from the previous day, and definitely issues of power, sex, obsessions may come to the surface. Mars here acts like a projectile firing at a plutonium bomb! Smallest trigger can create a massive explosion, or smallest act can create something that may become quite consuming. On some level, as long as you don’t just ride it out or escape, but make firm (non-controlling) decisions and take action, you come out okay.
28th – A very good day (you may be gasping for it after the previous day!). Sun conjuncts Venus in Aries. Mercury trines Saturn. Venus conjuncts Uranus. Lots of wonderful things can come from this, for love & romance, luxurious ventures, plans or contracts for future. Expect the unexpected, as nice things will come out of the blue!
29th – Sun conjuncts Uranus – so the dynamic and unexpected events continue, but in a positive way. Very good for Aquarians, Aries (double whammy), and for Leos. There is also a Mercury sextile Pluto aspect going on. If you had dealt with the sudden deeper issues that arose a few days ago, this will produce the definite (positive) results. Watch out – don;t fall under the influences of Silver-tongues and be mesmerised and taken to bed (read whatever you like into that!) One good thing about his day is the slightly bad thing – the repeat Mercury square Jupiter – which in this case may manifest stress (and counter balance an overindulgence or being swept away…) or bit of reality check! Old stuff from beginning of March’13 need final resolutions – Mind holds the key (think expansively and talk openly).
30th – Bit of a tough day because of 3 minor negative aspects (quincunx) between Sun & Saturn, Venus & Saturn, Jupiter & Pluto. Authority issues and power struggles at work or in love relationships need addressing; deeply simmering issues may need some spiritual light; Secret relationships may cause problems. Each aspect on it’s own can be okay to just about deal with, but as there are 3 of them – the combined results may well add up to a major stressful day – with issues just washing over one after another, like lots of waves that just doesn’t give you a clear beach.
31st- March ends with a mixed stressful and positive day! The Venus sextile Jupiter creates an energy of fulfilling day for luxury, expansive plans, even romance (good for Sagittarians, Librans and Taureans). But there is also the Venus square Pluto on the day – so erm, there is a chance for sexual contact or even issues to explode to the surface from the depths. Watch out for controlling partners in relationships. Difficult to know if what;’s happening on this day is a good thing or a bad thing. What may seem very good may have a darker undertone, and what may seem stressful may actually have a deep reaching transformative energy.
See you in the next astrology post where I will look at the planets Mars, Venus, Sun, Mercury and Uranus ..forming aspects while they are in Aries.
My promised monthly forecasts did not materialize after mid-January 2013 (let’s just say I was at the mercy of those very aspects!) I hope to resume the regular forecasts soon… But first, it’s useful to all to look back at the stellar landscape of stressful aspects and transits. Why only the stressful ones? Well, no one worries about the positive enhancing stuff, but the difficult days of your lives tend to linger in your minds for a long time.. and giving it perspective allows you to understand and let go of it..
Note 1. Which aspects:Only aspects of semi-square & Square are shown, as in my view, they tend to create the most internal stress (which can flare up a person or situation and create external conflicts).
Note 2. Which signs? Letters in bracket (Aq, Scorp) refers to the signs where those two planets are.
Note 3.Who does it affect? Remember that any transits/ aspects will influence all of you.. albeit a particular sector of your life (home, wealth, romance, work, social etc). But the aspects will be felt more intensely..by the people whose zodiac signs are directly involved in the aspects, as well as the zodiac signs that are ruled by the planets involved. I’ll indicate this next to each event.
Note 4. Duration – The energies of the aspects `build’ a day or so before the actual aspect…so that’s when the stress may have been felt the most.
27th – Mars semi-square pluto — Primarily affects Aries, Scorpios. (Adversely influences Aquarians & Capricorns). Full Moon in Leo. So additional energy around for a lot of emotions to bubble to the surface. Mars & Pluto rule Scorpios… Moon rules Cancer a water sign, and as Scorpio is also a water sign, this will be a particularly hard one for Scorpios.
Also Jupiter goes direct ..which is a positive change for Sagittarians, after they have been facing many a challenges for the past 4 months of many (As Jupiter has been retrograde in Gemini for 4 months, they too will have been facing challenges for 4 months!). Shifts will occur now.
23rd – Mercury retrograde starts – One of the planets whose retrograde affects not just Gemini’s (mercury rules that sign) and Pisces (Mercury is in that sign) but everyone.. Communication problems, arguments, confusions, missing documents, issues with commerce, troublesome young people etc are all signs of Mercury retrograde period. Will last till 18th March.
25th – Sun square-Jupiter – -Affects Leos and Sagittarian. As Mercury retrogrades in Pisces and Sun is in Pisces, this will have a stronger impact on Pisces too. (Also Pisces & Gemini)