Week of March 9, 2015

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Mars in Aries steps up and joins the fun this week, which may cause all hell to break loose for some. Nonstop action is what this Mars prefers and the less forethought the better. Mars in Aries often appears in the natal charts of people who love to ride to the rescue . . . firefighters, police and emergency workers.

Monday Mars in Aries is trine Master Jupiter in Leo and these two are bound to create excitement wherever they land in your chart. Remember what I just said about acting without thinking? This trine only adds to that tendency making it the ideal time to count to ten before jumping in with both feet.

The most tension will probably be felt midweek on Wednesday when Mars conjoins Uranus in Aries and squares Pluto in Capricorn. Not the best time to pick a fight even if you are itching to start one because matters could escalate beyond any possibility of dialing it back. Use this powerful energy to promote peace, not war. Practice nonviolent means of conflict resolution.

Mercury leaves fixed Aquarius for mutable Pisces on Thursday and many will begin to lose their taste for verbal clashes and confrontations in general. Mercury in Pisces is the master of sounding agreeable while committing to nothing. We do end up with no planets in air except the Moon until April 11 when Venus enters Gemini. Seeking perspective and detachment may need conscious effort.

Other big news this week is Saturn in Sagittarius stationing retrograde on Saturday at 4°. This event will affect those with personal planets and/or Ascendant between 3° to 5° in the mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces) the most. Saturn usually spends up to nine weeks at the same degree where it changes direction, so the pressure has been on for several weeks already. In a larger sense, Saturn Stations usually create a sense of sluggishness and a lack of momentum. Right now this may help counteract the urgent desire of the other planets in fire signs (Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus) to press ahead.

We are in an intense period now and it might bring back memories of April 2014 and the Cardinal Grand Cross. The greatest difference between the sky then and now is there are far fewer planets in cardinal signs for the final exact square between Uranus and Pluto. The Sun, Mercury and Neptune will all in Pisces – who has no interest in creating more stress in our lives. By the New Moon in Pisces next week, Venus will have moved into calm Taurus and Mars will no longer be conjoining Uranus. There will be those who are agitating for violent change but they may find their audience is no longer as engaged as it was last year.

This week the Moon starts off the week in reserved, watery Scorpio who prefers to sit back and watch the fire sign antics rather than participate. Late Wednesday she moves into fiery Sagittarius where she conjoins a static Saturn before running off to play with Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Uranus. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be the liveliest days this week. By the weekend the Moon arrives in earthy Capricorn in time for the Saturn station. Once again the Moon will trigger the Uranus-Pluto square before dawn on Sunday morning for those of us who live in the USA.

Practice patience, tolerance and empathy this week to help keep the stress to a minimum. I know plenty of people thrive on running from crisis to crisis but there also many who don’t . . . please respect those differences. Peace please.

Image:  © Jena Dellagrottaglia

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6 responses to “Week of March 9, 2015

  1. I am so pleased that you have chosen to continue posting your thoughtful astrological insights and wisdom. I have always appreciated your balanced approach that promotes peace and understanding for all. I am very grateful. Thank you!
    Namaste
    From a “hidden” fan

    • Hi Nancy!

      Thank you for your kind words. I will do my best to continue to post here periodically.

      xoxoxo diane~

  2. Your insight into the astrological changes for libra have helped me immensely in understanding the energies of my life. I was born on the 23rd of September, a virgo-libra cusp and zodiac astrology has always been confusing for me. In some horoscopes I am a virgo and in most I am a Libra. But your detailed insights into the various energies presented to us through planetary alignments helps me to navigate through emotional turbulence on a weekly basis. Thank you. One Love. 🙂

    • Hi Shaks!

      Thank you very much! If you know your time of birth in addition to date & place, go to Astrodienst and create a natal chart for yourself. That way you will know which sign your Sun is in. 🙂 Either that or send me your birth data to: libraseek(at)gmail.com and I will send you a copy of your birth chart.

      xo diane~

  3. Hi Diane, Welcome back.

    Off topic but last weeks,14 degree Virgo full moon hit my natal 14 degree Saturn in 10th house Virgo. I had a very, very stressful day at work and at the end of the day, took steps to create a new resume, contacted some potential references and decided I needed to be appreciated for all my hard work. Did I throw the baby out with the bath water?

    • Hi Linda!

      Glad to be back! 🙂

      Not necessarily. Your North Node in Aries is being transited by the Aries planets (Venus, Mars & Uranus) encouraging you to be more independent. The need to strike out on your own is actually a healthy thing for you to do, as unsettling as it can feel. In fact, this is probably your personal Uranus-Pluto square moment. Good luck!!

      xoxoxo diane~

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