by Robert Wilkinson
New experiences of course, since it's the beginning of Spring, and the days will be longer than the nights for 6 months to come. The Sun is now in Aries, promising renewal of energy and activity, even as we find opportunity and protection in bringing other things to their natural end.
Today is the last day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the last day of Summer in the Southern. This is an excellent time for looking at what has ended, what is emerging, and step out of the ocean on to dry land. Just keep following through on the future you have dreamed of, since every day is good for making a better future real.
The Vernal Equinox chart is said to indicate what we can expect over the next 90 days in the way of weather, both actual and symbolic. Pluto will again prove important in the coming season, as it does in the charts at every change of season during this time in history.
Due to Pluto transiting early Capricorn, it it squared by the Sun at the Spring and Autumn Equinoctal points, and is opposite the Sun at the Summer Solstice point. These are very dynamic aspects that release a lot of energy, and either block or propel events.
Squares tend to put the brakes on some things, while indicating a "turning of a corner" in other things. Squares to Pluto often show things going out of control or something extreme happening that results in either a favorable purification or a grinding toxicity. Given that Pluto is one of the anchors of The Grand Irrationality, when squared it releases a lot of energy precipitating situations that move people to make choices that propel them into their destiny.
Pluto is the ultimate transformer. It has figured prominently in both Equinox and Solstice charts of the past few years, and will for a few more years. It has particularly affected charts in 2007, 2008, and 2009 due to it going back and forth over 29-30 Sag and 1-3 Capricorn. This year is certainly no exception, as Pluto is certainly within orb of a square with the Sun.
The Vernal Equinox of 2010 happens at 10:32 am PDT on March 20th. That's 1:32 pm EDT, 6:32 pm Greenwich, and March 21 east of India. As with all charts done for celestial occurrences at this time, we see the planets lined up in a "See Saw" Jones pattern.
The larger occupied span ranges from Pluto in early Capricorn through Venus in mid-Aries (like it was on the 2009 Vernal Equinox chart!) but this year the span ends with the Moon in late Taurus. On the other side of the See Saw we find Mars in early Leo sextile Saturn in early Libra. All See Saws require that we find a balanced view of opposing trends, or find the center to avoid getting lost on the periphery.
On the one hand, we will all move with the seeds of what's coming requiring us to finish up old responsibilities, and finish our process this season as we peacefully adapt while offering fruits of our wisdom to others. These will be balanced by what is erupting into action productively inspiring us and/or showing us a broader sweep of cycles and stages of a larger unfoldment.
On this Equinox, the Sun in Aries and Mars in Leo are in a Mutual Reception trine, and govern the entire chart except for the equally strong Jupiter conjunct Uranus in Pisces. The Sun trine Mars both in Fire signs that each other rule is a very powerful harmonizing and stabilizing self-reinforcing energy, promising a lot of inspired action the next 90 days. After the recent Mars retrograde slow down, this one will definitely bring Fire to Life!
The chart shows the Grand Irrationality in major force, with 4 points of the 7-pointed Star active. Besides Neptune and Pluto, we see Venus biseptile Mars and Pluto while septile Neptune, with Mars continuing to be the nozzle for Neptune and Pluto as it is triseptile both. I discussed more about the Mars focusing the Grand Irrationality in recent articles which are linked at the bottom of this one.
This means that in our charts, life areas involving Aries, Taurus, Leo, Libra, Scorpio, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces will all see major shifts and "fork in the road" situations where we will be determining our future direction and character development.
Other major building or specializing influences include Jupiter quintile Pluto, Mercury novile Neptune, and a host of favorable Lunar aspects to Venus, Sun, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto. These favorable Lunar aspects will be released through the Moon square Neptune, offering us opportunities to find our more ideal purposes, strength of heart, and focused magnetism.
The energies of the Grand Irrationality, along with Moon septile Mercury energies putting those areas into critical flux as well, will be triggered each time the Cardinal T-square is activated. This T-square involves Sun and Mercury opposition Saturn with all of them square Pluto.
Each time the Moon moves through early Aries, Cancer, Libra, or Capricorn we'll see important developments, as well as when the inner planets move through those zones as well. This promises to make the last half of May, as well as all of June, a very important time of change, some of them potentially revolutionary as Jupiter and Uranus occupy the early Aries zone.
The oppositions between planets in Aries and Saturn in Libra forms the line of the "tension of opposites" in the larger pattern, showing the continuing confrontation between polarized parts of our reality, individual and collective. We are ALL being confronted with awarenesses we must accept.
In addition to these oppositions, we also see Saturn moving retrograde back into a close opposition to Uranus during the course of the Spring, with Jupiter in Pisces also opposing Saturn in Virgo during the next 90 days. The Aries-Libra opposition anticipates what's coming this Summer, while the Pisces-Virgo opposition helps us finish the "centrifuge effect" I wrote about last Autumn. These oppositions are purifying us in some pretty absolute ways, and flinging us toward some situations and people while flinging us away from others.
All of this seems to indicate a fairly inspired and dynamic time of choices and changes that will stabilize our energies and vitality, helping us withdraw from some things while moving us quickly into other things. We'll all be in a much different head and heart space by the time of the Summer Solstice on June 21st, 4:30 am PDT, 7:30 am EDT, 12:30 pm Greenwich time.
This continues the endings as we prepare to enter a new reality, with tremendous productivity and solidification of values and resources throughout the next 90 days indicated by the sextile of the lights. Given the tremendous number of productive aspects between various planets, the next 13 weeks should be a very positive time in all areas provided we conform to the needs helping us align with our higher potentials.
We've been reorganizing based in the "venerable standards" we've embraced the past 15 months, receiving rewards, doing closures, finding deeper compassion and/or understanding, and being attracted to people and situations that show us our Spiritual group work. The next few weeks will continue this pattern, with blessings and protection coming as we demonstrate our dignity in withdrawing from that which is shallow, superficial, hypocritical, or draining our vitality.
So look at what has ended, what is emerging, and step out of the ocean on to dry land. And most importantly, keep dreaming the great dream over the next few weeks, since Jupiter will bring opportunities and truths directly connected with the Venus conjunct Mars at 30 Pisces last April. By the end of this year, we will be living a version of the archetype we have declared our own.
Aum and blessings as we stand on the threshold of a new season of life!
Spiritual Astrology in March-April 2010 part 2 - The Grand Irrationality and When It Will Be Set Into Motion For Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, and Pisces
© Copyright 2010 Robert Wilkinson