Next week will find us at the beginning of the astrological year when the Sun moves into Aries on March 19-20, followed by the Full Moon in Libra on March 21st. This next week seems like a great time to contemplate what we have done this past year and what we would like to see come about over the next year. This particular Full Moon is a great opportunity to see our next step on our path with a Grand Cross in Cardinal signs. The energy available is perfect for initiating something new.
Personally I’m beginning to feel like I can move ahead after a winter of being stuck during the Mars Retrograde and the Pluto/Mars opposition cycle. Even though Mars won’t be completely back to the degree he went Rx until April 4th, he’s back up to speed moving ahead and away from opposing Pluto. The snow is almost completely gone and the aspens have catkins and I just heard a blackbird call when I walked out to get the mail. Projects and ideas put on hold last November look to be ready to move ahead too.
The Grand Cross is a dynamic but stable configuration and when considering how this one will affect your chart, find where 1 degree Aries falls in your chart. Aries is about taking risks and the initiative and a natural starting point. Libra opposes Aries and asks us to consider the needs of others. Cancer is the Cardinal sign following Aries and shows us where we need to confront our feelings and fears. Capricorn is where we can go to reclaim our power and authority. With the Sun in Aries showing us our heart being squared by Mars (ruler of Aries) in Cancer, we look to the Moon in Libra to find a way to bring our emotional nature into balance. Pluto in Capricorn combines power with authority and needs the other three elements in this configuration to provide stability and a means of release and catharsis. All this sounds very well and good but in real life we often are most concerned with living our day to day lives. However if we can take a moment to contemplate this sort of thing, as a 12th house person I believe our subconscious will absorb and use more than we know – sorta like sleep learning. ::grin::
We have Venus conjunct Mercury in Pisces and Jupiter sextile Uranus in the Full Moon chart to soften the edges and smooth the way for taking the next step to where ever we wish to go. Saturn in Virgo is moving closer to an exact trine with Pluto for now. We have the support we need at this time to pursue our goals. Blessings of this time of renewal to everyone!
Look closely to see the hawk circling above! These are aspen catkins, one of the early signs of spring around here.