The March Equinox occurs when the Sun enters the sign of Aries; the first sign of the zodiac. It symbolises the start of the astrological new year as well as the turning of the seasons – the start of spring in the northern hemisphere and autumn in the southern hemisphere. Equinox means equal day and night and brings with it a sense of balance and equilibrium, a chance to pause, reconnect and ground yourself. Look at what is out of balance in your life and put energy into bringing this back into harmony and flow.
This Equinox is particularly powerful as it occurs less than 24 hours before the first of two Aries new moons. The first is in the early hours of 22 March at 00 deg Aries 49’ and the second is a Solar Eclipse on 20 April at 29 deg Aries 50’ (Sydney times). The Equinox and the new moons work together to amplify and supercharge the Aries energy.
Aries carries the archetype of the warrior and adventurer, forging new territory with courage and bravery. Aries is the pioneer, the action orientated risk taker, often acting quickly and on impulse. Aries works independently and with autonomy. With seven celestial bodies (including Vesta and Eris) in Aries and all major planets moving direct at this new moon, we can expect a rush of fresh energy to help us surge forward into a new chapter of our lives. This will prepare us for the eclipse energy in April which will shed more light and reveal the bigger picture, both personally and collectively. This is the perfect time to set intentions and plant seeds for the future – take a risk, be adventurous!
The following day Pluto, the planet of power and transformation, enters Aquarius. The last time Pluto journeyed through Aquarius was between 1778 and 1798, a time of revolution and fundamental transformation of social and political structures. Pluto excavates and reveals that which is out of integrity, both personally and collectively. Pluto asks us to let go of distortion so that we may live in alignment with our highest good, heralding true empowerment. It carries the energy of rebirth, the phoenix rising from the ashes.
This combination of celestial energies is intense and powerful. It brings the opportunity to shed remnants of yourself which are not in alignment with your highest destiny. Be brave, claim your sovereignty and start afresh!
A new moon in Pisces is the last of the astrological year and typically represents endings and completion, Pisces being the last sign of the zodiac. Pisces is symbolised by two fish swimming in circular and seemingly opposite directions, representing the dual and cyclical nature of the cosmic journey. The watery mutable energy of Pisces lifts us to a new level of spiritual, mystical and creative experience, almost other worldly. It is highly emotional and tuned into the collective consciousness, acting like a psychic sponge. Pay attention to your dreams, intuition and creative instincts at this time. Saturn is conjunct …Continue reading →
The full moon in Leo blazes with heart centred energy inviting us to ignite our personal creativity and passion. It is warm, playful and confident and often enjoys the limelight. Leo is the regal sign of the king of the jungle and inspires and leads. This is balanced by an opposition with the Sun in Aquarius, the sign of the people, the community, freedom and liberation for all. Uranus, the ruler of Aquarius, is in a square aspect to the Sun and Moon, forming a tense T Square dynamic. This creates disruption and volatility that shakes us up into a …Continue reading →
Aquarius, the sign of the water bearer, is often confused with being a water sign. Aquarius is an air sign, the water bearer being a symbol of the waters of knowledge (air) being poured over and shared with humanity. The new super moon at the 1st degree of Aquarius does have the emotional intensity usually associated with water, due to the proximity of Pluto at almost the last degree of the previous sign Capricorn. This captures the dramatic transitional energy symbolised by this new moon. The dying stages of old, outdated and unsustainable systems and structures in governments, business, global …Continue reading →
The last new moon of 2022 marks a turning point in the 3 year process we have been experiencing since January 2020, when Saturn was conjunct Pluto in Capricorn followed by Saturn squaring Uranus. The last 3 years would have been unimaginable prior to 2020; a global pandemic, lockdowns, high levels of control on the public, limitation to freedoms and movement, constraints, volatile financial markets and governments, war in Ukraine and abuse of power by governments. Unsustainable systems and structures lacking integrity are collapsing. These aspects are now loosening and their influence is waning. The Capricorn new moon on 23rd …Continue reading →
The full moon in Gemini highlights communication, thought processes, mental activity, study and learning. Gemini thrives on information while the opposite sign Sagittarius tends to make meaning out of data according to its beliefs and philosophy. The Moon opposite the Sun at this full moon encourages us to check our gut feel, instincts and worldview with facts, figures and data. The truth of a situation may be revealed once the facts come to light and help move us towards a fresh perspective and higher level of perception. Gemini is the sign of the twins and symbolises duality and choices. Mars, …Continue reading →
A crucible has been figuratively defined as a transformative experience through which an individual comes to a new or altered sense of identity. This often happens through times of adversity where character is tested and great strength is required. Crucible in the literal sense is used in the context of metallurgy, the science of working with and refining metals, and is a heat-resistant container used to melt metals. Since the Pluto Saturn conjunction of 2020, immense pressure has been placed on our structures both collectively and individually, almost to the point of collapse. Uranus in a long running square to …Continue reading →
The Full Moon in Taurus opposite the Sun in Scorpio is a powerful and potentially game changing Total Lunar Eclipse. Lunar Eclipses occur when there is a special alignment of the Sun, Moon and Earth such that the Earth’s shadow falls across the Moon and temporarily blocks its illumination by the Sun. Astrologically this can only occur when the Sun and Moon are in close proximity to the Nodes, indicating karmic release and sling shotting us forward into a new potential reality. The Sun, Mercury and Venus are conjunct the South Node all in Scorpio, the sign of power, control, …Continue reading →
This month’s new moon in the transformative and powerful sign of Scorpio is intensified by being a partial solar eclipse. Eclipses occur when the Luminaries (Sun and Moon) are within 18 degrees of the lunar nodes. This new moon is a south node eclipse. The South Node represents our individual and collective past, unconscious habits and patterns, baggage, karma as well as gifts and talents. The South Node is also associated with a sense of draining or being pulled back to old dynamics. Combined with the Sun and Moon in the deeply emotional sign of Scorpio, there is potential for …Continue reading →
Moon in Aries shines a light on independence, self assertion, adventure and pioneering a way forward. The close proximity to Chiron illuminates old wounds and gives energy and impetus for self healing. The Sun, always opposite the Moon at a full moon, is in Libra, the sign of harmony and balance, and is conjunct Venus goddess of beauty and attraction and ruler of Libra. This combination holds the potential for healing the feminine and healing relationship wounds as we heal our own core wounds, uphold our values and sustain healthy self focus in partnership. The broader picture shows the culmination …Continue reading →