I haven’t written my short dailies lately, because my grand children are here for March break and I wanted to be able to spend as much time as possible with them, which means I’ve been at my daughter’s place and haven’t taken my laptop with me or sat down writing. Besides, there are a ton of great astrological articles available on the internet.
However, a lot has happened since the ominous Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn transpired that transformed our reality or the world as we knew it. Although spring has sprung here in the Northern Hemisphere, it is accompanied by a very different vibe and experience as the world is in the grip of a deadly virus we failed to contain. As Chiron in Aries moved into a square with the nodal axis across Cancer/Capricorn, the struggle for survival became real and most of us started staying at home to prevent further spreading of the contagion and protect ourselves as well as those most vulnerable to the disease.
Meanwhile, a significant shift has happened with Saturn’s ingress to Aquarius on Saturday that correlates with the ‘social distancing’ phase we’re currently undergoing. Saturn’s transit through Aquarius that will last until July 1 when he will re-enter Capricorn for 5+ months during his retrograde journey and then from mid December until March 2023 will be defined by changing and reforming structures, rules, regulations and systems, while altering our reality together with our sense of time and order.
The New Moon in Aries happened this morning at 2:28 am PDT on the Sabian Symbol (4:12 Aries) “A triangle with wings. Keynote: The capacity of self-transcending – A NEW DIMENSION of being.”
(Dane Rudhyar, “An Astrological Mandala: The Cycle of Transformations and its 360 Symbolical Phases”, Page 53)
Mars, the ruler of the New Moon, just left a conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn, while the New Moon is conjunct Chiron, who is semi-square Ceres in Aquarius and Venus in Taurus is turning this aspect pattern into a stressful octile configuration as Jupiter is heading for a conjunction with Pluto. The world is under lockdown and we’ve surrendered to these circumstances beyond our control that are terrifying and render us powerless. But we have to endure and comply in order to stop the spread of the virus – whether we like it or not. We have to fight this – we don’t have a choice – we will have to cope somehow and be there for each other, even in self-isolation. It is possible and doable. A vaccine will be on its way soon.
Tarot card of the day is the “6 of Swords”, which indicates a slight reduction in stress and strain. Things will be better than they were in the recent past, all of which is helpful to get our head above water. The bottom has been reached and the process of healing has begun. There is finality in this journey. The future is not yet visible, but the past is definitely over. We’re moving away from turbulence toward calmer times and will need to make a transition that is better for us in the long-term.