The astrological New Year began on March 21 in the sign of Aries the Ram, the first sign of the Zodiac The Spring equinox happened on March 22, and has carried us into the new year according to astrology. And Astrological year is March 21 to March 20. It's a time when all things new occur, sprouting up from the Earth to bring life to the soil and our world. It's your New Year too! Time to remake your life. Clean house, plant seeds (of all kinds), renew your spirit, you beliefs, your habits. You are setting the tone for the next year now, so consider carefully what you nurture and what you should let go of. What you do now sets the tone for 2018 and the first quarter of 2019. Make it a good plan for your growth and happiness.
We're in a really active time right now. There is a tidal wave of energy around us as the Universe prepares us for massive coming changes. I know I keep talking about change and getting your act together, like a broken record, but it's to motivate you to clean up your failings, change and get ready and be as strong as you can be for the coming events. It's Karma time. You came here to clean up old baggage - are you doing that? How many lifetimes do you want to relive until you get it right. The time now is right for clearing up ancient issues and wiping the slate clean.
Saturn is now in its home sign, Capricorn, so it's as potent as it can be. Saturn is all powerful when it comes to physical matter (your body, the planet, money and to a large extent power, but the later is truly the domain of Pluto). He's gonna tear down to rebuild. Justice is here. He is also about to go retrograde on the 17th until July 5. Retrograde Saturn says "get ready" for the future by being ready. Fix the house, fix your habits and health regime, fix your relationships, fix you job situation. It's not a good time to start new things, but finish up the to do's and make sure your ready for the coming change. I also suggest storing up supplies, food, water, medical, pet food, cash on hand, just in case. Be a Scout and be prepared.
Pluto and Uranus have been battling the status quo vs. the new and better. Pluto is stubborn and tough, but Uranus has won out and Pluto now sees the problem with the power and institutions he protects and he's kicking into the Destroyer mode, the phoenix who rises from the ashes. He is death and rebirth and he's teaming up with Saturn to get it done. The 8 year aspect with Uranus is ending as Uranus is changing signs on May 15th for a new 8 year run in Taurus until 2026. From Aires (fire) to Taurus (Earth). This is a BIG shift. It will hit us like an Earthquake because energetically it is. And Pluto turns retrograde on April 22nd, Earth Day, putting him in planning, getting ready mode too until Sept 30. The horses are in the barn getting ready to start their race, and when they do get ready to move step out of the way because they are coming at the world in full force.
Uranus in Aries has been a revolution on steroids. Seeing Surviving High School Students to Underpaid Teachers march in the streets is what Uranus has brought us. Fight back is his call. Stand up. Push back. Make the changes happen from your solidarity and outrage. This is the fire of Aries, the revolution of Uranus, who by the way is ruled by Aquarius the 3rd Air sign. Uranus is called the Genius planet. He stands on the mountain top and survey's the world and comes up with ideas to HELP EVERYONE. He is the ultimate humanitarian and wishes only the best for us, and helps us with his ideas and inspiration. Taurus the bull rules money and love as it's ruled by Venus). Taurus is a quieter energy, steady and stable, but determined. This energy will make REAL the revolution. Change will be solidified and grounded. This movement is TRINE or in harmony with Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn, also and Earth in signs. Changes are coming, coming like a wrecking ball and they will be permanent. And Jupiter in Scorpio is sextile (more harmony) to Saturn and Pluto and opposes Uranus in Taurus, giving this new placement MORE GROWTH AND ENERGY. Jupiter expands. So we can see the mood is set, and the changes are about to begin in earnest. Corruption is about to meet it's match, but not without putting up one heck of a fight and that is where the chaos comes into play. I don't mean to scare people but it is not going to be pretty. Violence can be expected, the extent of which may be somewhat minor or very major. It's volatile and we can't really be sure, so be prepared.
We are also in full blow Mercury retrograde in Aries, so frustration levels are high because the Ram is slowed down by fuzzy thinking, things moving slowly, and attempts resulting in nothing. (I went to run 5 errands and didn't complete a single one for various reasons. So aggravating - the theme word for the moment.) On April 15th it turns direct, but give it until the 20th for things to get back to normal and your path is cleared. Now is a good time for planning and implement it all after the 20th. On the 15th is also a New Moon in Aries, just like Mercury. It's a day for epiphanies and expansion in thought. Look out for inspired ideas.
Venus and Mars are in Earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. Venus is ruled by Taurus (and Libra), so we're looking for love in a deep, meaningful way. Commitment is favored. Sensuality is high. Lovemaking is favored, vs. sex. It's a time to recommit to your spouse; find new love that truly comes from the heart; indulge in sensuality; and make love and create a deeper bond and a true sense of being loved. Venus is here till the 23rd and Mars all month. It's also a good time for business growth, but remember the retrograde Mercury caution. Plan now, find success by moving forward after the 20th.
So the New Year is starting off with a BANG! Get ready for anything and remember this sign, Capricorn also rules Presidents and Kings, Corporate Heads and large organizations of power. It's going to be a really rough time for people at the top. Just think of the stunts they can pull in their last gasp of defending the undefendable. It won't be pretty. It's a reminderto clean up your own act as well. Spirituality and Integrity are about to become the norm, and shady people will be shunned at best, shunned in the terms of society turning on them like ancient shunning ruined lives.
I'll be back to you in May with a lot more about Uranus in Taurus, and the upcoming Eclipse season in July.
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Thanks for reading. Have a blessed month.