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Celestial Compass for March 30-April 5, 2020
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​Mars and Venus Fuel Your World and There’s Opportunity for All

Here we go with Mars in Aquarius from March 30 at 3:43 PM until May 14 that revs everything up across the board with specifics being noticed in the bigger arena of the world. The energy compounds Saturn just after entering Aquarius that is to a degree alleviating circumstances, which means solutions are very possible and counter is an adverse affect of frustration and possible setbacks. It’s somewhat like waiting for a rocket launch and just at the last minute everything is on hold so the launch is delayed or in some instances rescheduled. You may want to prepare for that scenario with your own plans by having flexibility and alternative ways to manage should things begin and then pause or stop. 

As mentioned last week Saturn is in Aquarius for a total of nearly three years with this first time from March 21 to July 1, afterward retrograding back into Capricorn until December 17. For a couple of months there is progressive energy infused by Mars to help where needed and wanted toward accomplishments. Aquarius governs the masses and movement in unison which is certainly the reality shown right now. It hinges to the bigger ray of the 2,000 year Age of Aquarius that now, with it is this major expression of mutual reinforcement. People are overall working together and striving to move through the time with compliance while tremendous things are taking place. Within the compliance is the unknown that fuels the furtherance of unifying to overcome. Jupiter, planet of healing, protection and goodwill offers great harmony although it also expands so is part of expanding current conditions. Focus on the positive forces such as protection and healing can do much to build energy to overcome adversity. 

The Second Quarter Moon in Cancer April 1 at 6:21 AM is a turning point on the way to the Full Moon on April 7. This is a time to make adjustments and realign what you’re doing and where you’re going. Address feelings and your personal life with a gentle approach – Cancer is sensitivity, women, family and domesticity so includes all areas of home life and family. 

Venus is in Gemini from April 3 until August 7 is a very long time in the sign due to it retrograding half way through the transit. There can be many decisions made and remade as this is a placement of restlessness and wanting more expression on a personal level. Relationships including romantic liaisons are affected and also your social sphere. You may want more freedom or may want to explore new interests that activate your creative nature. Commitments are up in the air or challenging to maintain. Communication will escalate and even take a few twists and turns. Every source of communication including social media may experience change and maybe not be as reliable due to the unsettled atmosphere. Artisans can enjoy being busier with projects and creativity.

Saturday, April 4 brings a one time this year Jupiter-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn at10:45 PM that is both powerful and enriching. Having an intention of a breakthrough and being empowered is the ideal of this so can be manifested. It happens every thirteen years.

In Review (looking back):

Celestial Compass for March 23-29, 2020
Sailing on the Winds of Rockets to Mars

As mentioned earlier and since last year, Saturn moves into Aquarius March 21 until July 1 that’s a prelude of what will be ongoing when it finally settles into the sign December 17, 2020 to March 7, 2023. What does it mean? Innovation, breakthroughs, advancements and a new world view of creativity and invention. While answers and discoveries can come during this first Saturn in Aquarius phase it’ll be progressing beginning in December and then ongoing. The reason it’s at first in the sign for a short stint is because it will retrograde back into Capricorn that means work, labor and striving. Looking ahead there’ll be a new progressive movement in society and even more advanced technology that will further link us all together. Satellites are part of this major role. 

While Saturn is standing still at the doorway, the first degree of Aquarius, the first major angle of the week, Mars conjunct Pluto in Capricorn, is Monday at 1:21 AM that’s intense and has already been in action plus will continue for days. It’s part of what’s causing powerful feelings of fear and is also part of the world crisis. Partly so in that it’s the menace added to the Saturn-Pluto vibration that’s a trigger of what has and is unfolding, the pandemic and other events. Simultaneously with the pandemic is the increase in a form of madness through activities as trophy hunting (for the thrill of killing), reckless behavior and disregard for humanity and the planet. Some of the current celestial energy hasn’t been in place since the 1500’s. So, here we are at beginning of a new age that sets the pace of what will be the path for the next 2,000 years. As I’ve mentioned, while it was hopeful all the pontifications that 2020 would be great, filled with love and light and be a turning point to fulfillment, my own assessment is happening which is that it’s a challenging year and one that calls us to face societal realities that will impact us individually. The glimmer of hope is Saturn moving to liberate us from ourselves. The more we can take a stand to reject the recklessness of others the quicker we are safe from the underbelly of society that wants to grow. Native People have been explaining this for a while.

There’s something else to be said about staying home and in your sacred space as the Mars-Pluto angle on March 23 at 1:21 AM is during the dark of the Moon. Many already see more and know more and those not use to it or familiar will be feeling it evermore within and even as compulsion. 

On March 24 the New Moon at 5:28 AM in Aries is a great and positive beginning that grows in strength until the peak lunar April 7. Aries is about individuality and independence and making decisions based on your own power and passions.

March 28, Saturday in the eastern zone has no less than eight major lunar angles to planets in the solar system, and more minor angles that bring strong emotions. The Moon begins in Taurus until 9:38 PM when it moves into Gemini and the overall patterns are good including Venus that trines both Jupiter and Pluto – all in earth signs (Venus in Taurus and Jupiter and Pluto in Capricorn) so breakthroughs are waiting in the wings. It’s a wave to ride with what you want to manifest clearly before you in mind and intention. 

Key words for the week:

Visualize; intention; confirm; flexibility; progress; resonance

Nature relating to current celestial placements:

The planet stirs with the undercurrent of it very much alive. Underground waters, roots of trees and plant life, the ground of forests and floors of oceans resonate to a higher vibration for all to feel and connect that offers transformation.

Affirmation for the week:

“I am balanced within and actively reflective of my soul journey.”

Next Week:

The Full Moon in Libra is followed by its wane of hard angles to Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto. Mercury moves into Aries.

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Notes for applying details and information: Major aspects are angles from one planet to another called conjunction, sextile, square, trine, and opposition that each has its own meaning. These, combined with the individual meanings of the planets create unique interpretations.

A reminder that while these cosmic energies are defined to assist you in your everyday life they’re not intended to replace personal influence that is seen through looking at your individual birth and progressed charts. It’s great that this information is helpful as it does reflect the greater collective conscious and also benefits managing interactions and decision making. The information is designed to assist you and yet there are the added details about how the individual is affected –an example is the recent retrograde of Mercury that is defined and also the sign it transits also being defined is reliable. If you learn where these energies fall in your own birth chart then you glean much more. If the cycle fell into your second house the issue of income and how you maintain your money and valuables is emphasize; if it transiting the fourth there could have been the application to home and its environment including any others living there.


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