Next week is the Spring Equinox on 20 March here in the northern latitudes (Autumnal in the southern) and it is a dynamic one! The transition from watery Pisces into the ultimate fire sign Aries is jolting at best and this year even more so. The Sun enters Aries with Mars conjoining Uranus in Aries (exact on 22 March at 8° Aries) inspiring the need for Action with a capital ‘A’.
The new zodiacal year begins when the Sun leaves the dreamscapes of Pisces for the bright morning of Aries. Those of us who prefer to wake up slowly tend to resent bright-eyed morning person Aries who has no respect for sleepy heads. I am all too familiar with this scenario because I’m a twelfth house person who lives with a very Aries husband who wakes up bright and early. This year’s wakeup call is harsher than some because we have been living with so many planets in dreamy Pisces for the past several weeks including retrograde Mercury in Pisces. Small wonder we don’t want to leave our warm cozy beds.
Helping us sleepy heads out are a number of planets in water signs including Venus in Pisces conjoining the Aries Sun, Moon in Cancer trine newly direct Mercury in Pisces, Neptune in Pisces and providing the most ballast, Saturn in Scorpio trine the Cancer Moon. All of these influences counsel the need for kind words, generous gestures and heaps of patience to offset the demands of the Mars-Uranus conjunction.
It is the Cancer Moon under the most pressure from Mars and Uranus in Aries. What this says to me is feelings will be hurt due to thoughtless, impulsive behaviors. Aries can be rather self-centered and Mars conjunct Uranus is far more likely to encourage selfish behaviors than considerate ones. This combo wants what it wants and it wants it NOW. By the way, rash erratic actions can lead to accidents so please take a few moments to think before leaping, OK?
The annoying Yod with Jupiter in Gemini at the apex and Saturn in Scorpio sextile Pluto in Capricorn as the base is back in play on the Equinox. Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, makes a waxing square to Jupiter unleashing the potential for hasty words. With Saturn and Pluto anchoring Jupiter, the best route forward is to make sure you have done your homework before launching new projects. If you want to secure your funding, make damn sure you have all your ducks in a row. All the fast talk and fancy footwork will not impress those who hold the purse-strings but careful preparation will.
The chart for the Equinox sets the tone until the Solstice and even with Sun, Mars and Uranus in fiery Aries there are still more planets in earth and water signs. Choose considerate, thoughtful behaviors over rash impulsive ones to make the next three months more tolerable. It never hurts to practice patience and tolerance either. Good luck!