Electrifying Impulses and Emancipation: Chaos and Creation
A serious tone predominates at the beginning of the week as the Moon transits Scorpio, demanding emotional honesty and stimulating intensely passionate exchanges. Coupling with the Pisces Sun midweek signals a deep emotional resonance and even sensitivity to those inclined to highly empathic vibrations. Sun conjuncts Chiron in Pisces Sunday March 8th, bringing light and perhaps remedy to sensitivity or feelings associated with injury and self worth. (The area of your chart being transited by Chiron is impacted, see your horoscope!) It’s possible a man or some kind of authority figure assists at this time. Occurrences this day will remind us of events (perhaps recent) in which we have been hurt in some way, (Chiron transited this degree, including a retrograde period, for three months last Summer.) Triggers at this time may be expected, but the renegade spirit of Chiron will also be stimulated, urging movement towards resolution of these issues.
It’s all hands on deck by Tuesday, when a very auspicious Mars – Jupiter trine encourages really bold endeavors. If you have planets or angles close to 14 Aries, Leo or even in Sagittarius (which will be nicely emphasized in trine from both), you feel capable of taking on the world right now and need action and activities through which you can explore, vigorously, the incredible manifestation of this energy. If you found the Jupiter – Uranus trine last week brought less of a return than what you expected, this could be the time of culmination. (With Jupiter still retrograde, Uranus is kinda just poking a sleeping bear. The third trine in June features both planets direct, so the real emphatic developments likely occur then, though results will tie back to endeavors we set into motion both last October as well as last week.)
Digging through the Astro – Archives, I found the last time there was a Mars/Aries trine to Jupiter/Leo was in March 1968, at 27 degrees. This is a very special contact! More challenging, or possibly stimulating, or both, will be Wednesday, when Mars steps in and adds ammunition to the stormy and vexing Uranus – Pluto square. Yikes. This one could get intense with Mars – Uranus urging a dynamic push for liberation but Pluto presenting some kind of obstacle or requiring a fundamental transformation. There is a volatility to this that will no doubt play out on the global stage, particularly in regions where there have already been episodes of violence. For us as individuals this plays out the themes of the the Uranus – Pluto square, which has been a concern since 2012. Are we ready to let go of an old dogma to gain freedom? This might just be the tipping point, possibly a necessary one, though more will be in store March 16th, (Uranus – Pluto square) and likely during the Libra eclipse April 4th, which taps right into these dynamics. The Zen mantra “The Obstacle is the Path” may be reflected upon if you feel a sense of crisis or tension.
The Mars – Uranus conjunction (14 Aries) ignites an exciting new two year energy cycle. What we initiate now (and of course signified by the area in our chart where this occurs,) has major implications, taking us on an exciting new journey connecting us to our brilliance and offering liberated impulses in the area where they occur in your chart. Impulsive energy abounds, and we are likely to look before we leap! This path will undergo substantial modifications during the next Mars retrograde phase next Spring (April 17th – June 29th, 2016). Interesting to note, the Mars 2016 retro phase occurs in Sagittarius – Scorpio over nearly the precise degrees Saturn will retrograde this Spring – Summer, thus the groundwork and long range efforts we are structuring and putting into place now will see a significant boost of energy and momentum next year, but also potentially a reversal. Fated much? Most certainly. The area of your chart impacted between the degrees 25 Scorpio – 8 Sagittarius (even if two houses or a cusp is activated) is of major import to you over the next year. Be very aware that the commitments you make now (Saturn) as they may become a matter of contention or disruption (Mars) next Spring during that Mars retro phase, and build your karma correctly, only making promises you can really deliver upon. Through Sagittarius, a legal or ethical struggle could be a part of this scenario.
Saturn retrograde 4′ 56″ Sagittarius Saturday the 14th indicates a period of reappraisal of the long range goals stimulated in the area of your chart Saturn is transiting. We receive the Karmic returns on our efforts made in this area since last July and if we find our strategies have not worked out, this is a period of reconfiguring either the goal or the means by which we will try to get there. If you have planets or angles around 4 Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, or Virgo, there can be substantial challenges in this phase, as these energies are forcing critical examination via the Saturn contact. All will reconcile by this Fall! Juno direct on Thursday amplifies a desire towards meaningful connection, even a marriageable prospect. Saturn and Juno will trine early in April, and a commitment may be made during this period.
Mercury enters Pisces on Thursday after a very long transit of Aquarius. Now well out of shadow, the convolutions and mixed signals that predominated over the first two months have dissipated. From Pisces, empathic communication is emphasized, as thought and perception are deeply sensitized to the nuances that surround us and the subtle cues of the environment as well as those we encounter. This is a wonderful time for creative people, but also a good time to keep your antennae down if you are very sensitive by nature, you’ll easily pick up on negative vibrations at this time. Traveling at full speed, Mercury makes a swift transit, which will last through the final days of March, ingressing into Aries on the 30th. Full speed ahead.
Thursday PM is divine as the Sagittarius Moon hooks up with the Jupiter – Uranus trine, generating a really positive ambience for exploration and excitement. Positive energy continues to culminate into Friday, as the 4th Quarter Moon (completions) harmonizes brilliantly with Mars and Venus in Aries. The Venus effect will be notable, as our activities (via the quarter Moon phase) are very much enhanced by the graciousness and pleasure giving attributes of the planet, though she’s a bit of a tom boy in Aries! Vitality and enthusiasm play a significant role. Juno resumes direct motion at 3 Leo at this time, further enhancing the fire trinity. After a complex week, this a very favorable ambience. Enjoy!
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STARGAZER WEEKLY HOROSCOPES:
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ARIES: It’s a very dynamic week for you, Aries, as your ruling planet gets highly supportive vibrations from expansive Jupiter on Tuesday. Unprecedented levels of energy guide you to take on a massive endeavor. You seek to reach out to a loved one or express yourself in a creative medium or through performing arts. A contentious vibration mid week may signify fallout with a superior associated with your profession. You may feel an urgent desire to burn a bridge, pull a Jerry Maguire and go off to do your own thing. If that is the authentic and appropriate direction for you, then so be it. Issues of control are at stake here and if you feel you’re being pinned down by a person or circumstance you may feel the impetus at this time to move away from an oppressive situation. You are deep in your element towards the end of the week as the Sagittarius Moon offers influences of generosity and prosperity. Take note of the subtle cues over the coming weeks, as you may be firming up a strategy behind the scenes while Mercury transits Pisces. Your intuition and imagination are deeply enhanced, making this a good time to tune in through dreams, meditation and reflection. Sun – Chiron at the beginning of the week may see you revisiting past hurts or a feeling of weakness in your spiritual armor. This is the appropriate time to relinquish anything you feel is holding you back. Retrograde Saturn may see a career objective or educational prospect stall for a few months while you re-evaluate your options. Feelings of love are stimulated as Juno turns direct at the end of the week and the Moon trines Venus in your sign. You may decide to reconnect with a romanic partner you have been separated from since December, with more positive developments upcoming next month, when Jupiter goes direct.
TAURUS: Personal and subjective dynamics are stimulated this week, as behind the scenes action precipitates endings and new beginnings for you. A hidden or subversive project or alliance is indicated, though there is a possibility of conflict featuring your educational objectives. Feelings of simultaneous contraction and expansion present a challenging atmosphere, and a secret may be exposed with catastrophic results. Your domestic life may also be implicated, and there can be an urgent desire to attend to matters at home. Or hide! Mercury from Pisces on Thursday puts you more at ease, and you can find it easier in this phase to articulate yourself, as well as enjoy a more favorable social ambience. Use the upcoming weeks to connect with friends and allies, even towards a group project if you like. A friend or associate may really come through for you early in the week, though you might also receive a glaring reminder of a recent rift. Saturn retro on Saturday sees the slow creep of the Master of Reality back into opposition to your sign through the Summer months (June 16 – September 18). Looks like you might have some unfinished business or a karmic adjustment to take care of in a relationship, though once these have been resolved you stand to make tremendous strides through partnership in the last quarter of the year. You can pencil in some “me time” in the meanwhile, as Venus comes to brighten your sign beginning next week! A contentious domestic matter you have not been able to address since last December begins to see reprieve, as Juno direct Friday allows for a correction to imbalanced circumstances.
GEMINI: Push may come to shove this week in matters of shared income, profits or within an intimate relationship. You’ll enjoy the very exciting social dynamics nonetheless and do well to take invitations and get out into the world of your neighborhood and community to the fullest extent possible. Friends and associates will be quite forthcoming and dialogue will sparkle with brilliant connectivity. You may meet a few very interesting people in this phase as well. You might reconsider the future of an association, or take a relationship to another level at the end of the week when a Quarter Moon illuminates your personal relationships. The extent to which your can genuinely share your activities, hopes, wishes and dreams with this person will go very far in determining how much (more) time you are willing to invest in someone. Single Gemini could easily meet up with a very amiable companion at this time as well, mix and mingle! Friday night is divine. Some of the heavier vibrations you may have encountered since New Year’s begin to diminish as Saturn retrogrades in opposition. Could be more of a challenge for early Gems, (May 22 – 29) over the next few months as a pervasive sense of redefinition has you reconsidering all your commitments and attachments. Sun conjunct Chiron/Mercury in Pisces see you putting your all into a professional project, as you find you can finally articulate your career desires and inspirations that have culminated since January. You may feel you have not lived up to your own expectations, if so jump in!
CANCER: Aggravating and longstanding challenges within a close partnership or relationship reemerge this week, with your professional standing or reputation a matter of serious contention between yourself and a business partner or your spouse. Changing circumstances to an agreement or commitment may be par for course at this time, but if an explosive situation emerges this week, you can be sure it has been percolating for a great deal of time. Wednesday is particularly volatile, though the Scorpio Moon supports you and aids you to proceed from your heart and instincts. What is working are your professional commitments and an extremely fortunate offer that abets your reputation and public standing, while boosting your bank account could be on offer. Tuesday and Thursday into Friday all see stunning, if not totally unexpected culminations, as your work – earnings – profession trinity is lit up brilliantly, with all these areas working together, you stand to gain tremendously. Publishing, media, teaching, philosophy and far horizons also play a role, as communication with people way outside your normal milieu becomes a major feature over the upcoming weeks. Sun to Chiron suggests a healing moment through a philosophical inquiry or through a teacher or spiritual advisor. You may just as easily experience a sense of disappointment or frustration from this contact, though it is a signal you have some inner repair work to get to. Mercury will aid you in finding the solution.
LEO: There’s a lot af va-va-voom in your engine this week, and even if a dormant Jupiter has left you in a bit of slump since last December, you begin to get strong indications that things are revving up for you in the near future. An issue connected to health, work or productivity could stymie your efforts mid week, as a longstanding matter comes back into frame rather disruptively. This could indicate a power struggle with a co-worker or supervisor that escalates now. Tempers will be volatile around this one, though you have the choice of taking the highroad as a transit of the Moon in Sagittarius puts you right back in your element of vitalizing enthusiasm. You and Pluto do not have a good relationship to begin with – no other planet is more likely to deliberately act in a surreptitious or deceitful way, and if you learn of treachery in the midst of your workplace, you will feel a genuine fallout. Your soul is honorable by nature and power struggles are simply not your thing! Very positive feelings become amplified Thursday into Friday, when a really stunning trine between all the fire signs erupts in the feel good moment of the week. Tap into your enthusiasm and make another go of things. We’re down to the last month of Jupiter retrograde, and you’ll see your spirit rekindle it’s passion in no time. Your mind turns to matters behind the scenes, as well as joint financial issues and intimacy, and you may pull back somewhat over the coming weeks while you consider the deeper issues of your life as well as transformative events that have occurred recently. Saturn retrograde from the 14th suggests you take a more casual repose through the Summer. Your recent spurt of maturation has not gone unnoticed, but have a break, for now.
VIRGO: The recent Full Moon in your sign left you with a lot of food for thought, so what’s next Virgo? Rumblings and grumblings in the most hidden corridors of your psyche come on strong in this phase, and you might have it out with a lover if you don’t see eye to eye on personal matters. Your intimate life and growing feelings of desire compel a dramatic turn of events mid week, and even relationships that should be casual are feeling very intense right now and arousing pretty disruptive altercations. The contact of Sun to Chiron on Sunday will likely stir up sensitivities or feelings of disappointment over conditions in a relationship. Pay attention to these cues and do your best to reconcile with your emotions in order to make changes that bring you closer to the love and commitment you seek. With an eclipse percolating in you opposing signs of partners and spouses next week, you may wish to choose your battles with caution. Mercury in Pisces from Thursday will be help you articulate your goals and desires for a relationship, or stir up controversy where controversy is due. This period is fruitful for negotiating boundaries and this enables you to make better decisions about your upcoming future. Saturn retrogrades in the sector of personal and residential matters, and you may have second thoughts or be reconsidering matters related to your property or living circumstances. If you had been seeking to make structural changes, these will take a lower priority over the coming months, while you continue to come to terms with your real desires here. Signals and indications at the end of the week see some shifts in this area as a prelude to a significant course of your life direction.
LIBRA: It can be a slightly tricky beginning to the week as the Moon transits your sign, making contentious alinements to planets in Aries/Capricorn. You may have to defend your position, and an issue associated with your health or productivity (via Sun – Chiron) may trigger a feeling of weakness or dissatisfaction if you are not happy in your current position. Really exciting developments are on tap in a close relationship, and an introduction or meeting Tuesday into Wednesday can (perhaps literally) set your world on fire. Someone who comes into your life at this time is going to play a really significant, perhaps life changing role. (The closer your Sun/Ascendant degree is to 13-14 Libra will reveal how intensely you feel this attraction.) Forming this alliance will be incredibly enticing, and in many ways stands to make many of your dreams come true, but you will have to reconcile substantial modifications in your personal life or living situation to make it a reality. It’s possible a family member or your locality puts pressure on this relationship. This could also represent a very abrasive or challenging confrontation with a partner, Mars/Uranus stimulates incredible passion, but passion can go both ways: love or hate? Saturn retrograde implicates an ongoing conversation about your residential situation. Your thinking undergoes a necessary shift in perspective between now and August. A vibrant social atmosphere predominates in the second half of the week, and Thursday and Friday are both exceptional to get out and about and connect with kindred spirits. Mercury from Pisces indicates all the hard work you have put in over the prior weeks begins to bear fruit, and you can begin spinning your dreams into reality. Negotiations and communication around an assignment as well as a brisk agenda on the job will set the pace for the rest of the month. People from a distance may feature, and there may be some brief trips involved. Creative inspirations you have nurtured since the beginning of the year begin to culminate in the coming weeks. You now have the ability to express your vision.
SCORPIO: You may feel ready to radicalize your romantic life this weekend, or take on a monumental project associated with self expression. Equally, events of the prior six months may have you confounded as to how to proceed, as recent wounds and disappointments may resurface this weekend, accompanied by a feeling of insecurity if you wish to open your heart and cannot find the way. Mercury from Pisces will be very useful in these matters and you can begin to articulate your desires more readily by Thursday, which will lead you to the right connection or through a creative pursuit sooner than later. Professionally there are substantial developments, though a very prickly altercation, perhaps with someone on the job, may be par for the course mid week. Very dynamic forces are at work and compelling developments bring you ever closer to the elusive career prospects that have been in the works since last Summer. A fabulous success story is on tap in a few more weeks, when Jupiter wakes from slumber. Juno direct on Friday signals shifts and opportunities where things have stagnated since December. Efforts you make now (as well as the ones you made late last Summer into Fall) will bear fruit soon enough! A very intriguing event or offer Tuesday can get you on course. Wednesday is also useful and an unprecedented development can produce a whirlwind of excitement, though in negotiations you may come across heavy handed, you may have to alter your opinion or attitude to make the most of what’s on offer here. Friday you begin to get intonations of changing circumstances in the financial arrangements, particularly your earnings. A job can prove lucrative, but by the time Saturn turns retrograde next weekend, you are set for a reassessment of your budget and earnings. Things shift shortly, with the professional expansion coming in strong over the coming months, and earnings from your career trickling in from this Fall in a BIG way. Hold on to your earnings for now, and spend cautiously. There aren’t a lot of opportunities to add income immediately, though hard work will yield prosperity this Fall.
SAGITTARIUS: Creativity and romance continue to sparkle, someone form another culture or at a distance may play a part of your love story, with much more to come to light next month in this relationship. You have the potential at this time to harness your creative impulses and create something genuine and authentic. This story plays out over the next two years. This is a time for sensational new beginnings. A prickly financial matter can become significant midweek, and much of March is consumed by the need to resolve this issue. Work towards resolution now, the payoff comes this Fall when career prospects will open the doors to financial reward (when Jupiter trines Pluto). Saturn retrograde from the end of the week sees diminishment of your maturing outlook for a few months, your responsibilities may lessen somewhat or you may be reconsidering what is of personal importance to you. Pay attention in this phase to what the universe is suggesting. Keeping a journal could be a very beneficial as the consciousness you engage with now will define you for the next 30 or so years. The upcoming Mars retrograde (2016) plays out on these significant degrees of the Saturn retrograde, indicating the self awareness you encounter over the coming months is quite crucial in your journey. You can release your grip a bit, but that does not mean you should stop paying attention! The quarter Moon in your sign Friday links up beautifully with Mars and Venus, enhancing your persona brilliantly through a connection to love or self expression. Mercury from Pisces on Thursday sets the agenda for the rest of March and emphasizes your domestic situation. Indications you have received since the beginning of the year in regard to relocation or home improvement begin to become clearer, with much set to transpire during the eclipse next week!
CAPRICORN: Ethics and philosophy play a major role in your evolution in this through 2017, as your ruling planet, Saturn, transits Sagittarius, urging reflection on your belief structure through meditation and solitude. The retrograde phase of this planet, through August, suggests you will be reconsidering your most private life and attributes, as well as the work you do behind the scenes and receive no visible credit for. This will be augmented at the end of the week by a quarter Moon, which illuminates a very spiritual undertaking or quest, followed swiftly by Saturn turning retrograde. This can mark an existential period for Capricorn, as your innate abilities for strategy and pragmatism diminish for a few months as you reconsider your personal agenda. Other very significant developments continue to play out on very crucial angles of your chart however, so don’t imagine this will be a fruitless period, au contraire! A committed, intimate relationship has likely been on ice since late last year, or your ability to address an injustice or imbalance debilitated. Juno returns to direct motion this week, suggesting you can reconnect (or make a new connection) to a partner or marriage prospect. This is an area that becomes amplified next month when Jupiter also moves forward in this area, and people, as well as their resources, can offer you beneficial growth opportunities through commitment. Your residence may see a major transformation/upgrade this week as well, as an unanticipated opportunity for change comes on offer, though you may have to let go of a fiercely guarded personal conviction to make these exciting changes. Mercury from Pisces promises a vitalizing period for your social life and also favors agreements and contracts. The pace of daily life and communication will be brisk and exciting through the remainder of the month.
AQUARIUS: A partnership is emphasized this week as Juno turns direct in the area of one on one commitments, signaling that feelings of uncertainty or a relationship on ice since December beginning to thaw or come around at this time. Even bigger potentials emerge in the beginning of April, when dormant Jupiter also revives this area. You get some good indications things are moving in the right direction now, with events on Tuesday – Wednesday signaling portentous developments and a conversation that could quickly change your life direction in a heartbeat. You may learn of surreptitious activities behind the scenes, or one of your own secrets could emerge and create a bit of chaos in your daily lifestyle or activities. Aspects of your submerged and guarded life come under scrutiny in the coming weeks, though equally, you could be trying to eradicate a debilitating addiction or seek to bring a transgressive truth to light. Events this week escalate the significance of this transformation, a real breakthrough is possible! (Uranus – Pluto next week will speak to this as well, stay tuned!) Next up, Saturn retrograde, climbing back into Scorpio over the Summer months to address unfinished business in your professional arena, and clear your directives for the upcoming year. Events that precipitate over the coming months in this regard will be a big part of the story in the first half of 2016, so be mindful of the commitments you make now, you will be expected to carry these out over the long haul and the heat will be on you next Spring to deliver what you are promising at this time. Slow and steady! Mercury from Pisces allows you to formulate a financial strategy and the indecisiveness you have endured so far this year mitigates as you focus your attention towards personal values and earnings.
PISCES: After a long transit of Mercury through the secret corridors of your soul, you are at last able to articulate the numerous insights and inspirations that have resonated within you since the beginning of the year beginning Thursday, when the Messenger planet enters your sign. After months of stasis and reflection, the pace of life will become brisk and communicative as the winter doldrums rapidly recede from memory. Professional matters become emphasized towards the end of the week, as a Quarter Moon signals a change in circumstance preceding Saturn retrograde on Saturday. The hard work you have been putting in to your career and activities associated with achievement now either deliver for you or force a modification of strategy. Travel or education may feature this Summer as you brush up on a skill set or connect with a foreign client base to move forward on your objectives this Fall. Very exciting, but potentially dramatic circumstances are possible this week, with Tuesday and Wednesday highlighting a significant financial opportunity, but equally a challenging shift in orientation with a group or in regard to a dream. An impulse towards financial independence is indicated here, and initiates a two year cycle in which you make strides to gain economic emancipation. An on the job matter also sees positive signs of growth and if a work opportunity slipped off the radar our your productivity has felt stagnant since mid December, you’ll feel an escalation of activity as Juno resumes direct motion towards the end of the week.