4/4 ~ Mars (energy, desire & action) ~conjunct~ Saturn (structure, responsibility & timing): Any conjunction is an initiation and Mars rules ‘who you are’ and ‘what you want’, while Saturn rules your definition of reality & your physical limits, along with your roles & responsibilities. If you are feeling frustrated, you may need to clarify your desires more, then take tangible, practical steps toward them. Anytime Saturn is involved, it will depend on your personal nature, as some thrive on structure & good boundaries, while others buck the system and want to do it their own way (which causes its own types of conflicts in the world). Sometimes this energy manifests as action being restricted and the anger that follows. You can either be angry and feel restricted, limited and unable to move … or you can see this energy as an opportunity to define the right actions to take and strategically plan to take them when the Universe is more supportive.
As the Sun enters Aries ~ Spring Equinox Initiates a new Solar/astrological year. This is a *Universal* RE-Set Button. Clean Slate. New Beginning. This is an Annual Activation for everyone, but for the Cardinal Family, it can be a little more intense & personal … Aries Initiation ~ Libra Integration ~ Cancer/Capricorn Test/Growth. Everyone has Aries ruling some area of life and this is the area of life that gets activated at this time every year. Do you know your rhythm for this? How do you feel every Spring? Aries energy activates the instinctual draw toward change and new beginnings. Old ways no longer work and you must get out of your comfort zone and experiment with new modes of operating. It’s time to move again, shake off the sleepiness of Winter. It’s an annual Re-Birth that reminds you to honor both the Shadow and the Light, the visible work, done in the Light and often with others … as well as … the invisible work, done in the Shadows, behind the scenes, alone and hidden from view. How would you like to do things differently this year? What aspect of your life, being or environment could use some conscious focus and intentional action?
3/27 ~ Mercury Enters ARIES (until April 10th):
Mercury moving through Aries tends to make us think more instinctively. This is a mixed blessing. On one hand, you can take in a lot of information and easily sort & sift it based on what your immediate needs are but on the other hand, it can make you jump the gun without thinking things all the way through because you are reacting instead of responding. Reacting comes from the Head and Responding comes from the Heart. It is best to use this energy to dig into your own ideas & motivations – WHY do you want what you want? Why are you thinking the way you do? What is motivating your ideas, thoughts & concepts?
3/26 ~ Mercury (communication) ~sextile~ Pluto (transformation):
This energy provokes the need to delve deeper into the ideas or information being presented at this time, whether personal or professional. You will want to dig deeper, ask the hard questions and gather insights that are more profound than usual. In your professional/public life, you may find yourself doing better on proper pre-planning & due-diligence and in your personal/private life, you may find yourself digging a little deeper into your own mental patterns & personal history (that have led to ‘now’). As you make these connections and begin to grasp these new insights, they will gain traction and you will become more grounded in your own Truth & Story.
Bonus Post – Mutual Reception of Neptune in Aquarius + Uranus in Pisces 2008
Here is another throw-back that is useful to review at this time, in conjunction with the 2011-2025 Neptune in Pisces Post HERE. This audio was recorded on 11.11.2008 so both of these were done around the same time of year, 3-years apart. I even reference this one on the later 2011 audio when Neptune shifts from Aquarius into Pisces.
I thought it might be interesting to review the recording of an event I held almost 12-years ago, on 11.10.2011, that had over 100 people on it just to hear about Neptune moving into Pisces because this is such a big deal. I just reviewed the audio myself and it is SO USEFUL & RELEVANT!! I call it Relevant Reflections when I release an old audio and the few that I’ve uploaded have been very well-received. So I trust you will find value in these Reflections too. I covered a LOT of ground – ALL of which is helpful to check-in with now as we prepare for this very special alignment between Jupiter & Neptune in Pisces.
3/13 ~ Sun (essential Self) ~conjunct~ Neptune (delusions & illusions):
This transit tends to make you very sensitive to others whether it is rational or not. If you are one of those people who tends to put everyone else’s needs before your own, watch out, because this makes that urge even stronger. Be aware of two things: (1) most times people who focus so much on others, to the exclusion of their own needs, is because there is something about their own life they do not want to face; and (2) you could get lost in your so-called altruism to the point where you lose touch with reality. This energy is best used alone to meditate and contemplate your own world unless you can be completely detached in your charity work. I use this little motivation to decide – is your life so perfect and abundant that you can afford to spend so much time and energy on another’s life? If so, GREAT! Go for it! If not, however, then “charity begins at home” – work on YOU!
Pisces is the conclusion of the astrological year and brings us all full circle, back to the womb, where sometimes you may feel uncomfortable, unable to move naturally, cranky because of the limitations ~ but at the same time, remaining safely behind the scenes as you fully develop the “new you” – this is vital to ensure a safe, healthy birth of this “new life” whether it be a creative project, a desired goal or YOU! All seeds germinate in the darkness and the infant stages are the most delicate.
As we enter the current Pisces energy, many people will be feeling more sensitive than usual, picking up many different kinds of information via all six senses. Over-sensitivity that disrupts your flow and takes you away from your center is one thing, but a better way to think of this energy is to ponder the concept of how sound penetrates when you put your head under water. It is likely the same sensation as when you were in the womb of your mother’s belly. You actually “feel” the sounds more than you “hear” them, you “sense” all the activity around you. That is the essence of NOW. And like back then, you are picking up a multitude of vibrations ~ hearing, feeling and sensing the world around you at this time.
3/6 ~ Venus (love & beauty) ~conjunct~ Mars (passion): (2 of 2: 2/16 ~ 3/6)
This is our primary Sacred Feminine (Venus) and Masculine (Mars) energies merging in a potent way, arousing a need to cultivate powerful relationship, whether that is a physical/sexual connection with one or relating & socializing with many. There is a strong need for validation from others, approval (on one level) and affection (on another level), in a way that we usually do okay on our own, but with this one, you just crave human contact of some sort. If you are not in relationship-mode or interacting with human beings at this time, this energy can also activate your artistic nature (Venus). This a perfect time to create something (project or relationship) that is seeded by a deep, authentic love & passion for life.