by Robert Wilkinson
I was asked to comment on the recent conjunctions at 20 Pisces with Jupiter at 20 Capricorn, Chiron at 20 Aquarius, with the Moon joining the " 20 degree club" at 20 Sag on March 27-28. This was a very productive set of fusions and resonant patterns impacting us in important ways over the next year. Though this article is somewhat technical, we can learn a lot by examining the forces involved.
Mercury, Venus, and Uranus all were in close proximity to each other this past week. Mercury conjuncted Venus on March 24, fusing our Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, and Libra planets and houses at 15 Pisces. Where this falls in our charts is where we will work through this coming year's issues and lessons of the previously mentioned signs. March 27-28 Mercury sextiled Jupiter and conjuncted Uranus, followed on March 28-29 by Venus making the same aspects just as Jupiter completed its exact sextile with Uranus.
Sextiles are inherently productive in a naturally stabilizing way. This has been, and continues to be, a very productive period due to the Jupiter sextile Uranus that will continue in close sextile through June 2008, then recede to a quintile in August and early September before going back into sextile through early December when they move into a septile. As the sextile holds sway most of the year, it should help us get and stay organized in the life areas ruled by Capricorn and Pisces.
I'll point out here that the sextile is exact for quite a few weeks to come, and plays a very important part in the Mars in Cancer opposition Jupiter in Capricorn and trine Uranus to come in mid-April. This will happen in the 22-23 degree spans of those signs, and marks a period when we can pull together things and activities previously polarized into concrete forms of work, health, and/or spiritual service. This is the result of the work we've done resulting from the Mars opposition Jupiter in late 2007
Mercury and Venus conjunct Uranus sets these planets' yearly cycles connected to Uranus into motion, offering us ideas and relationships that should prove productive in some very deep ways. That the conjunction occurred at 20 Pisces shows that we should find the nourishment we need among those with whom we are connected by the web of life. It may bring forms of "ingathering" of energies, which to me could manifest as a constructive regeneration, retreat, or "gathering one's medicine." It could bring people and information that we need at the end of a cycle of activity.
20 degrees is the culmination of the span that begins at 16 degrees of a sign. It is the fulfillment of the first third of the second half of the sign, which we are told is an "actional" level of activity, and naturally leads to the emotional-social-cultural span of 21-25 of a sign. 20 degrees is also the culminative degree of the second decan of a sign, showing the fulfillment of that type of related energy. So 20 Pisces is the culmination of the Cancer decan of Pisces, just as 20 Capricorn is the culmination of the Taurus decan of Cap, 20 Aquarius is the culmination of the Gemini part of that sign, and 20 Sag is the culmination of the Aries part of Sag. There is also a more ancient decan system, but that would only obscure the principle I'm trying to get across here.
So this past week, Mercury and Venus energies touched the creative uniqueness of Uranus in productive relationship to Jupiter, the expander of whatever is in relationship to it. This should have been a productive time between many different areas of our lives influenced by Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. Chiron is now occupying Neptune's stationary point, showing that as we rise to our higher calling, we should find rewards from Spirit, or at the least, a form of healing that constitutes a sign from our Higher Self.
It's important to point out that when the Moon crossed 20 Sag, it released the Mercury-Venus-Uranus conjunction energies in some very good ways, since Jupiter, ruler of the Moon, is in harmony to the Pisces energies being released. The voids were at 20 Gemini and Virgo, implying that there is a lot to assimilate in the swirl of the past week, and whether we knew it or not, we launched a new adventure in consciousness despite feeling that something was inadequate, either in ourselves or the resources at our disposal.
© Copyright 2008 Robert Wilkinson