The final Uranus-Pluto square of the decade, marking several more years of revolutionary transformation, is our lead “skylight” for the second half of March. Running a close second is a very unusual solar eclipse. This potent significator of new beginnings is in the final degree of the zodiac, and aspects only feminine planets!
This highly eventful half-month also features the Spring Equinox, six Mercury events, five Venus events and two aspect patterns. Fasten your seat belt!
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Prepare for your preconceptions to be challenged with Mercury square Saturn (4°55′ Pisces-Sagittarius). This aspect can also help bring discipline and focus to your learning, thinking and communication. With Mercury in Pisces and about to conjoin Neptune, this aspect also amplifies Law of Attraction work.
The Final Uranus-Pluto Square: #7 of 7
The final Uranus-Pluto square (15°18′ Aries-Capricorn) is here at last, number seven out of seven. But don’t lay down in your comfy hammock and heave a sigh of relief just yet. This aspect will continue to radiate revolutionary transformation for the rest of the 2010s!
This series of Uranus-Pluto squares is the astrological headliner of the decade, and could be considered the primary catalyst for all the rapid, radical change we’re experiencing. From ISIS, cyberwarfare and congressional gridlock to Uber, gay marriage and the iPhone 6, this world-changing aspect deserves at least part of the credit or blame.
On a personal level, I recommend that you release everything that has outworn its usefulness. Do your best to be guided and energized by the divine power within you. Express your authentic human self into the world. Follow your intuitive flashes. And serve others with your unique talents!
Venus transits Taurus, one of the two signs she rules, today through 4/11. Relish the pleasures of the five physical senses and watch for financial opportunity. Venus in Taurus also supports steady creativity, “just being” and immersing yourself in the joy of relationships.
Grand Trine: Sun-Juno-Saturn
Partnerships of all kinds receive smooth support under a Sun-Juno-Saturn Grand Trine. This equilateral triangle is the epitome of harmonious balance, but the planet’s placements in fire signs adds enthusiasm and excitement into the mix. This aspect pattern starts today, peaks on 3/25 and wraps up on 4/2.
Inspired creativity and divine connection are supported by four different events today! Leading off is the Piscean Sun quintile Pluto (27°19′ Pisces-15°19′ Capricorn), whose inspirations can include how to more fully integrate your human personality and your divine essence.
The second event, a Mercury-Neptune conjunction (8°1′ Pisces), makes it easier for your mind to receive the flow of intuitive guidance. And two lunar events slather the icing on the cake: the Moon’s entry into Pisces at 6:58 AM and a Moon-Neptune conjunction (8°2′ Pisces) at 7:44 PM.
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The solar eclipse at 5:36 AM EDT is remarkable for three reasons. It’s in the final degree of Pisces, and occurs about an hour before the Spring Equinox. And it only aspects feminine planets: Venus and the four asteroid goddesses!
But let’s start with the basics. Any solar eclipse is like a supercharged New Moon, and its effects can last many months. Any Pisces New Moon is great for new beginnings in the areas of divine union practices and expressing your inspired creativity.
But, since it lines up at 29°27′ Pisces, this solar eclipse is right on the border of Aries. So for the third month in a row, we need to blend adjacent signs into a lunation interpretation. But how can you coherently combine the radically different energies of Aries and Pisces, the alpha and omega of astrological signs?
For starters, we have a common theme: both Aries and New Moons are about fresh starts, or applying new energy to existing projects. So this adds even more juice to the idea of kickstarting or rekindling spirituality and creativity.
We can also creatively combine the meanings of Pisces and Aries. So this lunation can bolster sacred sexuality, inspired action, spiritual warriorship and erotic creativity.
As mentioned above, this solar eclipse only aspects feminine planets. To be specific, it trines Juno, sextiles Ceres, squares Pallas Athena and semi-sextiles Vesta and Venus.
In this context, the superabundance of femininity is more important than the meaning of the specific aspects. In my opinion, this is an amazing opportunity for the divine feminine, already on the rise, to root itself even more firmly into Gaia’s energetic matrix.
The soul-crushing millennia of imbalanced patriarchy – domineering “power over” that selfishly exploits for greed and control – is ending. In order to stave off a horrific environmental catastrophe and restore respect for all of the earth’s living beings, we must embrace our feminine sides. It’s time to become more intuitive, loving, compassionate and sensitive, whether the bodies we inhabit are male, female or something in between.
The principle of morphic resonance, also called the “hundredth monkey effect,” radiates the energy of everything you do out to the collective. When you embody these feminine qualities in graceful harmony with the masculine, you make it easier for everyone else to do so as well. So never believe that you can’t make a difference in the world. Everything you do creates a “butterfly effect” on some level!
The Sabian Symbol for this solar eclipse is rather loquacious: “A majestic rock formation resembling a face is idealized by a boy who takes it as his ideal of greatness; as he grows up, he begins to look like it.”
The idea here is that you are powerfully influenced by whatever you consistently focus on. Choose positive, uplifting environments and stimuli. We tend to become like the people we associate with, so spend time with people who more fully embody the qualities you want to develop.
Consciously cultivate the thoughts that reflect the reality you desire, since your dominant thoughts and emotions constantly shape the external world you interact with. Use the Law of Attraction and the Pivot Technique to consciously co-create your reality and keep your mind more focused on what you really want.
By the way, I’m not suggesting that you sweep your “dark side” under the rug. There’s also a time and place to dive into the psychological depths and integrate our shadow self into our personas. But focusing mostly on the bright side of life is a great foundational strategy.
This may be my longest solar eclipse interpretation ever! But a lunation with such rich possibilities deserves a proper explanation of its potentials. Milk them for all they’re worth!
Spring Equinox Chart: Highlights
The highlight of the Spring Equinox Chart is a very tight Uranus-Pluto square aligning with Arean Mars and the lunar nodes. The clear message here is to promptly make whatever revolutionary changes are needed to put you into alignment with your life purpose.
The Spring Equinox Chart also features Mercury sandwiched between Neptune and Chiron, with all three planets in Pisces. This supports a mental focus on healing and mentoring, especially if these activities use intuitive and/or spiritual modalities.
Mercury rules the hands and arms in medical astrology, so this Mercury-Chiron-Neptune triple conjunction specifically supports spiritual healing. You can do this yourself, even if you have no prior experience, with this simple invocation for flowing light to others.
Relationship adjustment may be called for with Taurean Venus quincunx Saturn (4°53′ Taurus-Sagittarius). This may be especially true if you’re trying to hold a relationship in a pattern that doesn’t serve the highest good of both partners. Taurus can get stuck in its rut and believe that, “The devil I know is better than the devil I don’t know.” But this attitude is rarely helpful in times like these, when change and transformation are the new normal!
Used mindfully, this aspect can help you structure your sensual connection with your partner in a more satisfying way. It’s also a good time to get a reality check on your finances, your creative expression, and whether your current tastes are appropriate and affordable.
Getting out into the spotlight, especially as an actor, speaker or singer, can be jazzed up with Mercury quincunx Jupiter (13°6′ Pisces-Leo).
Learning, thinking and communicating are smoothly and powerfully energized with Mercury sextile Pluto (15°22′ Pisces-Capricorn). If your thoughts turn to Plutonian themes such as unhealed wounds from childhood or past lives, this healing invocation may help you.
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Magical connections – between you and your Muse, or between you and your beloved – are smoothly energized with Venus sextile Neptune (8°13′ Taurus-Pisces). This is a wonderful time to receive new financial inspiration, express your creative visions or luxuriate in sacred sensuality!
Mentoring and healing, especially of the spiritual variety, is a great place to focus your mind with Mercury conjunct Chiron (18°16′ Pisces).
Grand Trine: Sun-Juno-Saturn
Partnerships of all kinds receive smooth support under a Sun-Juno-Saturn Grand Trine. This equilateral triangle is the epitome of harmonious balance, but the planet’s placements in fire signs adds enthusiasm and excitement into the mix. This aspect pattern started on 3/17, peaks today and wraps up on 4/2.
Today’s Sun-Saturn trine (4°49′ Aries-Sagittarius) is part of this Grand Trine. Unto itself, it provides stable support for new initiatives of all kinds.
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The longing for a relationship, or simply the desire to abandon yourself to sensual pleasure, can be strong with Taurean Venus square Jupiter (12°48′ Taurus-Leo). This aspect can be redirected into energized creative expression and money-making activities.
Abundance catalyzed through partnership is one opportunity offered by a Mars-Juno-Ceres T-square. The abundance indicators are Ceres (goddess of the harvest) and Mars’ placement in Taurus, a money sign. And partnership is a fundamental meaning of Juno. This aspect pattern starts today, peaks on 4/3 and wraps up on 4/13.
Vesta transits Pisces today through 6/6. This supports sacred service in the areas of spirituality and creativity, and can also support sacred sexuality.
Mercury and Pluto are together again: they sextiled each other on 3/22, and connect via quintile today (27°27′ Pisces-15°27′ Capricorn). Learning, thinking and communicating are energized once again – this time with an extra measure of inspiration and creativity!
Erotic pleasure, creative empowerment and financial opportunity can all flow more smoothly under a Venus-Pluto trine (15°27′ Taurus-Capricorn). But this aspect can be lazy. You’ll need to “mine the trine,” supplementing it with your intention and action, to reap its full potential.
Mercury races through Aries today through 4/14. Original thinking and impassioned communication are energized during the winged messenger’s sprint through the Sign of the Ram.
Mars transits Taurus today through 5/11. This can light a fire under sensuality and financial opportunity. It also supports Energizer Bunny productivity!
It’s best to avoid starting important new projects or making major purchases during void-of-course Moons. “Business as usual” is the optimal strategy. Void-of-course Moons occur when the Moon has made her last major Ptolemaic aspect, but has not yet moved into her next sign.
- 3/16, 4:01:44 am – 6:13:40 am (Aquarius)
- 3/17, 2:18:14 pm – 3/18, 6:57:44 am (Pisces)
- 3/20, 5:36:08 am – 6:27:54 am (Aries)
- 3/21, 6:50:46 pm – 3/22, 6:40:01 am (Taurus)
- 3/23, 10:24:26 am – 3/24, 9:22:23 am (Gemini)
- 3/26, 8:34:56 am – 3:45:16 pm (Cancer)
- 3/28, 9:58:06 pm – 3/29, 1:47:48 am (Leo)
- 3/30, 9:56:50 am – 3/31, 2:12:06 pm (Virgo)
Whatever your Sun Sign, Benjamin’s forecasts can help you make the best use of the current astrological energies.
All dates and times are in the U.S. eastern time zone. Events are most powerful on the dates listed, but their influence will be active for at least several days before and after.
Everyone is affected by these global transits. However, you will be most powerfully impacted when moving planets activate sensitive points in your natal chart.