by Robert Wilkinson
Critical choices and changes are in the air, and many will hit forks in the road of their lives over the next few days. The Sun is septiling Pluto and conjunct Neptune right now, marking a turning point in what was set into motion in December 2010. The choices we make now will have a huge impact by mid-March, with repercussions throughout April, May, June, and early July.
To refresh you, the Grand Irrationality is a 7-pointed Star pattern making seven points in the zodiac very "hot" regarding how we and others act or react to non-rational conditions or compulsive behavior that makes no sense. It affects everyone, has been a major behind the scenes pattern since the mid-1990s, and may offer some insights into why things are so weird, edgy, crazy, or irrational.
It is set into major motion at least 21 times each year due to the transits of the inner planets, and at least 7 times each month due to the motion of the Moon. Some of these periods are more intense than others if two or more planets are occupying one of the seven zones that trigger this "Grand Irrationality.
Neptune and Pluto anchor the pattern, so by checking out their positions we can figure what's happening to who and when. The current hot zones of the Grand Irrationality are 6-8 Capricorn, 28-30 Aquarius, 19-21 Aries, 11-13 Gemini, 2-4 Leo, 24-26 Virgo, and 15-17 Scorpio. If you have a planet or point a degree or two to either side of these zones, you can bet that part of your life is at a crucial turning point!
This is the first septile to Pluto since the inner planets conjuncted it back in December. This is an "emergent fork in the road," where we confront choices that will take another turn when Mercury, Sun, Jupiter, Mars, and Venus all move through the Aries zone between late March and early May.
For now, the Sun is vitalizing whatever edges we're current navigating. We'll get a huge focus on February 19-22 when Mercury conjuncts Mars and both conjunct Neptune septile Pluto. As the degree of the conjunction with Neptune is 29 Aquarius, we're all going through major emergent changes, leaving our "cocoon" behind forever!
Current events will be finalized and the next step opened just after the Vernal Equinox on March 20-21, around the time that Mercury moves through the Aries zone and Venus occupies the Aquarius zone. That will confirm some things about what's happening now while opening new vistas that will be the focus of April.
For now, pay particular attention to anything that was realized, confronted, or compelled you to make choices February 16. That was when the Moon moved through the early Leo zone and activated the platform energies of Mars' stationary direct degree in the Spring of 2010.
Since Mercury and Mars are approaching the Aquarius zone where major emergence is promised, also pay attention to February 19-20 when the Moon is in late Virgo, and February 23 when the Moon is in the Scorpio zone, septiling Pluto and biseptile Neptune, Mercury, and Mars. These days the Moon focuses energies connected to the major turning points this configuration is setting loose in your life, as well as the lives of others.
I'll of course explain more in the Full Moon article coming tomorrow. This one will be an awesome Full Moon, with Sun at 30 Aquarius (as part of the planetary cluster) and Moon at 30 Leo conjunct TransPluto focusing the Aquarian expression!
© Copyright 2011 Robert Wilkinson