The Sun is exalted at 1° of Aries, marking the beginning of the Astrological calendar and the Spring Equinox. There’s a great shift in energy as the sun leaves the gentle, thoughtful pisces and enters the bold, cardinal Aries. Any creative ideas and dreams that were gathered during Pisces Season can now be turned into projects and plans of action under the determined and fiercely active Aries energies.
Here’s what to expect this season…
(dates may differ ever so slightly according to your timezone)
SATURN ENTERS AQUARIUS
On 22nd March, Saturn will enter Aquarius where he is in domicile (at rulership). He will remain here until his June retrograde period in which will retreat back into Capricorn, his other ruling position. Saturn is comfortable, strong and high functioning in Aquarius. The themes of this transit will be a collaborative focus on societies structures and sacrifice of personal freedom for the benefit of wider society.
MARS CONJUNCT PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Another aspect that will occur on 22nd March is a Mars-Pluto conjunction at 24° Capricorn, fuelling this years themes of purging and transformation. This aspect is intensely powerful and exudes 8th house energies (others finances, intimate relationships, mystery). The themes of this aspect will be long term strategies, hidden tensions behind the scenes of institutions, intimidation at the hands of powerful figures and even a rise in the COVID-19 death toll.
NEW MOON IN ARIES
The New Moon at 4° Aries will arrive on 24th March, symbolising a fresh start, new beginning and opportunity to get started on our goals. Determined Aries influences us to impulsively and assertively get a head start on our plans for the upcoming month. Aries often gets ahead of himself or spreads himself too thinly over too many commitments and projects due to his passion for experiences. This is an opportunity to explore, both yourself and your surroundings without completely committing yourself just yet. Get inspired. Get active. Get spontaneous.
VENUS TRINE JUPITER IN CAPRICORN
On 27th March Venus in Taurus will be Trine Jupiter in Capricorn. Venus is at home in Taurus, operating at a high potency. However, Jupiter in Capricorn is restrained and in fall. Despite this, a trine is a harmonious aspect that brings luck and love when these two planets form a relationship. We’ll feel a greater sense of relaxation under this aspect, indulging in all sensory and material pleasures under the swirling Venusian energies. There is a great chance that we’ll be drawn towards forming new relationships during this time. However, the energies of Capricorn will cause us to become sceptics over the intentions of others and non-committal if we still haven’t got them figured out.
MARS ENTERS AQUARIUS
Mars enters Aquarius on 30th March and the theme is revolution. When powerful, passionate Mars transits Aquarius, we’re driven for change and confident in all of our ideas and solutions. We’re activists. Warriors for our cause, even. Our intellect is our swords and the backing of society our shields. Mars in Aquarius is a game changer. He’s an innovator and the finder of solutions to the wider problems of society. Frustrations may arise if those around us aren’t playing active parts in the revolution, and we may become overly passionate and take on far more than we had originally planned.
NEPTUNE CONJUNCT MERCURY IN PISCES
There will be a Neptune-Mercury conjunction at 19° Pisces on 3rd April, which opens the gateways to magical thinking, creative expression and heightened intuitive awareness. This aspect affects our ability to recall memories, which influences us to keep our eyes open wider. There’s a fog clouding over the sharing of information, suggesting that we’ll be caught up in the illusion of lies, misinterpretation and a distorted reality. However, the energies of this transit aren’t all hazy. Neptune conjunct Mercury in Pisces unlocks our creative prowess, activates our psychic gifts and increases our compassionate and empathetic natures.
VENUS ENTERS GEMINI
Venus will enter Gemini on 4th April leading up to its retrograde transit in May. When transiting Gemini, Venus is flirty and free-spirited; this transit is definitely a breath of fresh air and keyword: casual. We’re drawn towards light-hearted conversations and anything new that catches our eye, but are reluctant to make any commitments at this time. This is a time for embracing our child-like curiosity to explore both the external world and ourselves in order to accumulate new knowledge.
JUPITER CONJUNCT PLUTO IN CAPRICORN
Expansive Jupiter will be in strong conjunction with Pluto in the powerful and structured Capricorn at 24°53′ on 4th April, suggesting that a transformation of power is well on its way. We will be highly motivated, craving change and breakthroughs. Positive career news and new opportunities are highly possible when we embrace the focused energies of this aspect and truly organise and apply ourselves. This is a time for being disciplined in order to get ahead.
PINK FULL MOON IN LIBRA
On 8th April, we’ll experience a Full Moon at 18°44′ Libra. This Super Moon is nicknamed the ‘Pink’ Moon and carries magical properties of discovery, growth, and flowing changes. This Full Moon places an emphasis on bringing issues to the surface so that solutions can be offered in order for us to move forwards. We’re striving to create a more harmonious life for ourselves in order to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing and comfort within our own space. This is a time for retrospection and looking towards the future. Celebrate all that you’ve accomplished thus far, and embrace the theme of balance, cooperation and partnerships.
MERCURY ENTERS ARIES
Mercury will Enter cardinal Aries on 10th April, influencing us to be clearer and direct in our thinking and communication. We may experience a new boost of confidence when it comes to expressing ourselves and speaking our minds. But of course, this will increase our chances of speaking before we’ve had time to process our own thoughts or the thoughts of others. Mercury in Aries is bold and reactive, and influences our mouths to move too quickly for our minds to keep up. Refrain from talking too quickly and be aware of an increase in confrontation.
SUN SQUARE PLUTO
The Sun in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn will form a square within 1.4° on 14th April, illuminating our wounds that are yearning to be healed. We’re challenged during this aspect to not lose sight of the essence of who we are when we’re faced with external extremes. Rather than fearing this aspect we must see it as a time of new opportunities and inevitable transformation. We’re learning to address our pain with empathy and honesty in order to be reborn into a settled state in which we understand ourselves to a deeper level.