“Dancing with the Stars”
By Janis Page   c2011

March brings several notable events…  and dare I say yet again, Happy New Year?  March 5th is Losar, the Tibetan Buddhist new year.   Tashi Delek!    Ok, for us in the Mountain time zone, the new Moon at 13 degrees of Pisces falls the day before, on March 4th.   The Sun and Moon are joined in watery Pisces by Chiron, Mars, Mercury, Black Moon Lilith, and Uranus – that’s half of the ‘standard planets’ plus a few friends, and if that isn’t enough water for you, we also have a Cancer ascendant for this chart.    People might be just a bit on the emotional side, shall we say?   And some may be a bit ‘spacious’?  Ok, spacey.   And idealistic, and feeling their thoughts rather than thinking them.    I get an image of a butterfly struggling mightily for its rebirth, emerging from the chrysalis, exhausted and wet, but just about ready to take flight…  have you been thinking/feeling/meditating about how you want to emerge into your life for this next evolutionary phase?    How to better come into alignment with Who you are, What you were created to be and do, and how to move forward, perhaps drawn forward by the teleology of your Essence’s calling?    That would be a better utilization of the energies than just having an emotional meltdown into confusion, don’t you think?    We have a major assist here with noble, expansive (and sometimes excessive) Jupiter in warrior Aries sitting proudly on the midheaven, bringing optimism and a bold stepping out into that calling.    With Jupiter in a tight square to Pluto in Capricorn, do stay in highest integrity, as being distracted into the use and abuse of power will not be to your highest good…  use the power of Pluto to transform and align with Spirit – and we’re back to our butterfly.   Sweet!  

The quicksilver messenger planet Mercury is the first to fly out of that Pisces stellium into into heroic Aries on March 9th, like a pony express rider bringing the message to pay attention, and get ready!   For two days later, Uranus also moves into Aries on March 11th.   This is a very big deal.   We had a preview of this energy last summer, when Uranus was in Aries from May 27th to August 13th before retrograding back into Pisces – but not until after that extreme intense grand cardinal square in early August.   Erratic, explosive cosmic consciousness Uranus in the fiery sign of new beginnings, of ‘ready, fire, aim!’ is already shaking things up, even before it makes its next square to ever-present Pluto.   The Uranus-Pluto square is the signature for revolution!    You’ve been following the astonishing movement of rolling revolution thru the Arabic countries in the Middle East, yes?    Then, also, closer to home, in Wisconsin, where people are standing up and calling for their rights to stand against steamrolling corporate greed.   Here and across the ocean, people are starting to stand up to abuse of power, and to break down the corrupt power structures.   It won’t be easy, but it’s important.   And since Uranus and Pluto make their exact square seven times (!), there will be multiple waves of change.   On a deeper level, hopefully we will see a revolution in consciousness as more people wake up and become warriors of spirit and heart.   That’s really the point. 

Sunday, March 13th, Mercury squares Pluto, so there may be some conflicts of will, but also the opportunity to go deep into a more profound level of understanding – and daylight savings time begins.   On a mundane level, watch for obsessive thoughts, secrets, erratic driving and behavior in general.
The following weekend is another intense one.   The full Moon at just under 29 degrees of Virgo falls on Saturday, March 19, at 11:11 am (contrary to what my pocketbook astrologer calendar says).    The full Moon is conjunct the asteroids Atlantis, bringing a potential sense of ‘impending doom,’ water disasters, and issues of confidentiality and ethics; Terpsichore, about dance, grace and flexibility, body language; and Nemesis, relating to scapegoating, Achilles heel, seeking to place blame.   This complex mix of energies opposes the Sun at the end of Pisces, conjunct Black Moon Lilith, calling for working with the shadow – what do you not see within yourself, that you may repress and then project?   (note the scapegoating and placing blame elsewhere from Nemesis)  The Sun and BML are also conjunct Uranus, so a lot is going to blow open.    But even this isn’t all… the opposition makes an exact square to the nodes of the Moon, bringing in emotion (as if the full Moon isn’t enough for that) and impact on the collective level.   The south node of the past and karma is conjunct the uranian transneptunian Hades, which squares the full Moon axis to the exact minute.  Whew!   We are called to break down old structures and belief systems that no longer serve us, and at times we may feel like the ground is eroding away right under our feet.   Out in space there are black holes, quasars, and other space phenomena, including several ‘blazers,’ which emit electromagnetic impulses.   There is one at 28 Gemini, where Hades is sitting, called the Blazer Machine (no, it isn’t a sewing device)   The Moon was at this same degree conjunct the Blazer Machine during 9/11, the Asian tsunami, and the eruption of Krakatoa – hopefully we will not see an event of this destructive magnitude, but do note how powerful this full Moon is… 
Then the next day, March 20 is the spring equinox, when the Sun enters Aries and the balance tips to longer days than night, to then conjunct Uranus the following day.   Things have been so fast and so intense for so long, and this month will just up the ante even further… 

The following weekend we have some sweetness as magnetizing Venus joins dreamy, idealistic (and sometimes deceptive) Neptune on the 26th, then just after midnight enters Pisces, which is a wonderful sign for Venus.   Here is a bit more gentleness and idealization.   Don’t cross the line from hope and positive thinking into denial and magical thinking, but if you stay grounded enough, you may find spiritual insight, guidance, and inspiration.    Then on March 30th, Mercury turns retrograde to begin its first three week term of three Rx phases this year, inviting us to rethink, adjust, realign to set our intent with renewed clarity and focus.    
The end of March will likely find us in a different place than where we started from…   remember to laugh, to take time to just be, to reflect, to align with and trust spirit…

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