THE BIG BANG
Activity of seismic proportion is in store as major shifts and reorientation is required on many levels for all signs. The most potent developments occur in the first half, but don’t discount the groundbreaking effects of the final Uranus – Pluto square on the 16th, as well as the Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on the 20th, signaling a new direction in the dynamics as the Lunar Nodes prepare to move off the Aries – Libra axis in a few months. The pace this month is brisk and intense, with opportunities to transform stagnant situations if you are ready to adapt to change. All of this becomes clear next month, as an eclipse in Libra (April 4th) brings all the issues right to the forefront. It’s time for change.
The second of three Jupiter – Uranus trines occurs on the 3rd, creating an optimal environment for substantial growth and positive developments. The Moon from Leo will be collaborating very effectively at this time as well, and there will be an urgency towards making our most exciting prospects for love, creativity and expression come true. Working in an innovative way will produce the most beneficial outcomes, think outside the box and dare to dream big! Venus (March 4th) then Mars (March 10th – 11th) tap into the trine as they conjunct Uranus in Aries and trine Jupiter simultaneously. There is a desire for emancipation from restrictions and a quest for freedom in our activities and relationships under these aspects, and the timetable on the agenda (where Aries sits in your chart) will be impacted very auspiciously and dynamically. Pluto has other ideas, however, and weighs in from Capricorn, challenging our efforts and forcing a modification to our outlook. It will be instrumental in this period to be willing to transform in a significant area of our lives so we can make the most of the opportunities on hand. A lot of people will be leaving their comfort zone in this period, but the universe favors this now, so get out there! This of course precipitates the impact of the Uranus – Pluto square, which will bring up an issue that has likely tested us for several years. This energy will last for a few more months, not really dissipating until this Fall. Where change has been needed and perhaps even required, we will be forced to quickly acclimate to a new order. The Libra eclipse next month hinges on this and will act as a critical catalyst for upheaval, demanding a conclusive and decisive act on our behalf. Where change occurs at this time, it has been crystalizing for a great deal of time, likely since the beginning of last year. How and with whom we relate on a one on one level is the most likely affected, with a cathartic event on the horizon for these partnerships, both new and old.
It will be important to be mindful, particularly in the first half of the month, during the conjunctions of planets in Aries to the South Lunar Node. (A full list of these transits was published in the Stargazer New Year forecast at the beginning of the year.) On one hand, very karmic and fated incidents will likely occur on these dates as we work off old karmic debts, but it can be a hazardous and challenging atmosphere where it will be all too easy to slip into negative behavior patterns, particularly in relation to aggression, anger and frustration. A more productive use of Aries energy is to pursue new frontiers fearlessly. With so much positive energy culminating in this area, this is the way to go, and to get ahead. It’s a VERY RARE configuration, as Uranus and Jupiter are so sensationally aligned, there can be propitious movement this month towards substantial growth and brilliant goals. When the Sun passes over these degrees of the zodiac in the first week of April, we can drive it all home and meet with incredible success.
The Sun in Aries from the 20th represents the astrological New Year, as new beginnings and an awakening to vitality become emphasized. All the ground work we have laid down through the transits of Venus and Mars, particularly through relationships and augmented by the endurance and structural support offered by Saturn, can now be put into immediate motion. A New Moon Eclipse in Pisces this same day is the trigger that sets off a brilliant new cycle of activity. Wednesday the 25th sees the Sun trine Saturn and offers the stability required to put our endeavors on solid footing. Saturn is retrograde from March 14th – August 2nd, crossing through the late degrees of Scorpio again during the Summer months. It’s a period during which we get the return on what we have put in in regard to work we have done since the prior retrograde phase, which ended July 20th, 2014.
STARGAZER WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:
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ARIES: The pleasure principal is strong this week Aries, with potent and electrifying developments in at least one key relationship, possibly even a love affair. Someone who may have slipped out of your reach or cooled off towards you last Fall comes back on the radar, with even more brilliant developments in store here next month and beyond. Reaching out to a loved one mid-week and expressing your feelings of affection will move mountains in a close relationship. It’s also possible a whole new story is unfolding, an momentous meeting Wednesday can completely change your trajectory. Work and profession are also powerfully highlighted, as a Full Moon on Friday signals dynamic transformations in your job and offering a significant opportunity where your career goals are impacted. A new prospect can emerge at this time and you do well to negotiate in this period for an esteemed position.
TAURUS: Passion, pleasure and perfection? Take your pick! A Full Moon in the area of personal pleasure and True Romance sets your spirit soaring, and by combining forces with passionate Pluto suggests a highly enticing episode may be in store for you. Your power and prowess are highlighted and you stand to gain the affection of your object of affection, so put yourself out there! With Venus still working overtime in your house of secrets and behind the scenes transformation, you might spill the beans prematurely. Wednesday can be prickly if you speak too soon, though exciting developments are in store if you keep the action close to home. Your personal life is actually stellar in this period, and you do well to cultivate your inner world and domestic affairs. There is an ability to tap into the source of inspiration and creativity if you slow down enough to listen.
GEMINI: Social life and relationships offer blazing opportunities for fun and excitement this week. New connections and friendships forged now speak to your passion and zest for life, and it will likely be easy to find people who you can share your hopes and dreams for the future with. A delightful meeting mid week could have romance written all over it, as someone comes out of the woodwork and sets your heart on fire. Really enticing contacts are in store, and you may consider an intimate relationship at this time. Old friends may come around early in the week. Someone has news for you, or could equally derail your efforts towards more independent activities. Virgo Full Moon Thursday could bring a residential dream into frame, coupled with a strong connection to Pluto, an inheritance or loan may factor largely in the improvements you are able to make during this wonderful phase.
CANCER: Professional matters continue to crescendo, with gleaming prospects in store for you both financially and within your career or vocation. Behind the scenes conversations this Sunday reveal the enticing details, with much more in store on Tuesday and Wednesday. The developments you see now correspond to events that were triggered last Fall. An experimental or progressive approach can yield really stunning opportunities, and you may get an offer when or where you least expect it, though a partner does not seem to share your enthusiasm. Conversations and negotiations go much more smoothly on Thursday if you can hold off a day. The Virgo Full Moon connects brilliantly to Pluto, and you can win anyone over to your perspective. Bad habits sneak in early in the week, be watchful of your attitude towards your supervisors.
LEO: Really stimulating and personal growth and satisfaction are possible right now, as your wildest and most expansive desires can be made true. An electrifying impulse from Uranus in Aries will make you seek out new boundaries and frontiers, the more eclectic the better. Love may also come your way, most likely through an international connection, while traveling or enjoying cultural activities. Issues that challenged or changed the dynamics of a partnership recently also clear up, with a new understanding replacing any uncertainty early in the week. Good news on the work front as well as a prestigious job offer may come your way, offering substantial pay or benefits. You can conduct your negotiations and make solid financial progress on Thursday when the Full Moon in Virgo impacts your earned income sector. This is a period of significant but very positive change.
VIRGO: This could be a time of deep regeneration for you, as you delve into your psyche to examine the secrets that make you tick. These efforts yield amazing discoveries and allow you to begin the work on any unfinished business that has been holding you back from the potent developments that stand to completely transform your existence in the coming months. The Full Moon in your sign Thursday will sensitize you in a positive way to these changes, and you’ll feel passionate and vigorous towards seek new opportunities for growth in both your personal relationships as well as within yourself. These reforms will be highly constructive, and allow you to gather strength and augment your position prior to the game changing dynamics set to occur during the Pisces eclipse on the 20th.
LIBRA: Partnerships and social alliances continue to gain considerable momentum, and a chance or unanticipated meeting mid week could significantly change your hardened opinion that there are no good ones left out there. Really electrifying social currents can be experienced right now, and your closest friends and allies will help you meet your most cherished hopes and aspirations, particularly in the beginning of the week. It’s just as likely a long lost friend or lover pops back up on the radar, maybe you have unfinished business to attend to with this person, like a karmic tuneup (or cleanup). You may entertain the notion of “second chances” here, only your heart can speak to the truth. Endings and closure are featured in the second half of the week, and you may seek to withdraw from the limelight of affection to take a more reflective stance and attend to personal or domestic matters.
SCORPIO: It’s all Bam-Bam all the time for Scorpio this week, and particularly potent professional developments are in store. What you were beginning to get a taste of towards the end of last month begins to escalate with dynamic opportunities in store. You may find you are on the receiving end of favorable circumstances connected back to a cycle that began last Fall. Look to mid October for clues. A new assignment or opportunity associated with your career goals can be on offer, though you also do well to avoid falling into negative patterns of activity in regard to health or productivity. Thursday’s Full Moon in Virgo can see a dream come true or a wish being granted. This is a very favorable time to negotiate a contract or see an upswing in revenue related to your career.
SAGITTARIUS: It’s such an exciting week, Sag, with ships coming in on both the personal and romantic front as well as incredible developments in store in relation to profession and income, the only challenge will be to balance work and play! You begin to feel that all you desire is within reach, and although some of it connects to distant horizons, you are gaining incredible momentum to make a journey or significant contribution through teaching, publishing or in your educational goals. A love connection mid week genuinely sparks your interest. The Full Moon Thursday beautifully highlights your biggest aspirations, you may get a professional boost such as a promotion, or find yourself in the spotlight for work well received. Financial incentives are attached to your escalating profile, and you can quickly garner the favor of those in a position to help you get your due. Good work!
CAPRICORN: This will be a very spirited week, with potent developments in your most personal life and a spectacular culmination for a goal related to media, publishing or travel all in store. The foundation of your life is changing substantially in this phase, as you have been aware of for many years. This trend affects not only your residential pattern, but really the core of your being and how you feel about yourself. Mid week you begin to see the positive and liberating effects of those changes, even if until now these have only been made in earnest. It’s even possible financial assistance from an outside source allows you to make a big move. The Virgo Full Moon Thursday speaks brilliantly to all which you seek to achieve. You communicate with passion and conviction, but have astonishing insight and sensitivity in regard to the feelings of others, making this a very advantageous period in which to negotiate or express your intentions.
AQUARIUS: Remarkable opportunities exist for relationships and through friends right now. This is a spectacular week to get out there to mix and mingle. A new or ongoing partnership can get a huge boost early in the week, your connection sparkles with this person, particularly if you share activities and through communication. Electrifying connectivity can even bring someone new your way, and a very romantic contact mid week that allows you to extend an olive branch or express your feelings to the one you love. Developments are very invigorating, but equally unexpected. A Full Moon in Virgo the following day augments a desire for closeness and intimacy. You can really deepen a commitment in this phase, though such matters will be taking place far behind the scenes.
PISCES: Work, productivity and finance is emphasized in this phase, as lucky breaks and opportunities here allow you to add earnings through a key assignment or a promotion. These opportunities may connect to progressive industries, or through travel, teaching and education. Endeavors that were stimulated last Fall come together now, with even more exhilarating developments on tap between now and the end of June. Observe your financial habits, as a self defeating attitude about money or resources can undermine even the best opportunities for growth. Most of the news on this arrives early on the week, with the second half turning the attention to partnership. You connect in the deepest way possible with a loved one, and can share your most cherished hopes and dreams in this phase. A relationship evolves at this point, stimulating awareness of how you see yourself through a partnership, a matter that will continue to escalate in significance in the coming weeks.