At the end of this coming week Mars will begin a new complete circuit of the zodiac as it steps into Aries. It is an early Spring-like energy lasting until March 10th and signifying the newness that is reflected in the political scene as everyone re-positions. Chinese New Year of the Rooster also begins with this New Moon.
This week’s major aspect involves what the ancients termed ‘the malefics’ ie. Mars and Saturn implying that nothing good ever comes from a meeting between these two and I am always caught in the dilemma of how to translate this into our modern life and awareness. Does it mean that we are going to hell in a handcart on the eve of Donald Trump’s inaugoration? Saturn is a hard taskmaster for sure and he makes us take on responsibility. Interestingly, Donald himself has on-going Saturn aspects as this planet conjuncts his Moon in Sagittarius and opposes his Sun in Gemini and will do so on and off through 2017 so it isn’t going to be an easy ride for him. He will feel curtailed, controlled and watched throughout this period which marks a distinct clampdown on his personal freedom which is something he values highly as a Sun-Uranus person. Interesting times…..
Thursday’s Full Moon in the sign of the crab is not just any old Full Moon. It pulls in energies from Pluto, Uranus and Jupiter which create transformational waves across our lives. Then there is a Venus/Neptune conjunction also on Thursday – the special effects department is working overtime.
So what kind of a year do we have here? Despite all the trauma that goes on in the world, political and economic tensions and also the extraordinary number of deaths of our earthly ‘stars’ – I still believe there is a lot of light to come in during 2017.
Currently we are the in-betweenies, twixt 2016 and 2017 and in that rare space of straddling the past and the future. I loved the Christmas Eve Nativity Service I attended when the vicar asked the little girl dressed up as the Star of Bethlehem how it felt to be a star. She answered, ‘sparkly’. So let’s all sparkle right up there with the Cosmos……
Winter Solstice this year falls on Wednesday 21st and signifies a renewal of light both physically and psychologically. A re-birth and renaissance moving us into Christmas which is stamped with positive aspects this year. Perfection may be in little pockets of bliss rather than 24/7 which can be rather unrealistic. Nevertheless, plenty of smiles……
Perhaps the best of lights, even at Christmas, is the Full Moon. We respond to Christmas sparkle forgetting that the night sky is actually a permanent thing of wonder.
So easy at this time of year to get distracted. Especially as the party planets propel us into a good time to be had by all. Yet the Sun is going to join Saturn, Lord of Karma on Saturday and therefore it’s time to get real about what we are doing, how next year is shaping up, in fact whether we are on-track and in alignment or way out of line.
It’s interesting what kinds of things are presented to me by clients. Will I look at whether a business venture has wings, when is the right time to launch. Should they be with x or y? What is happening as they are feeling stuck, or anxious to make a big move? What is their Karma, their life purpose?
As above, so below. We look at the cosmos to see the journey of the soul. Then we also have free will, and astrology itself is a multi-tonal language with an endless variety of interpretations and nuances. It is a complex business, but fascinating.
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Yes, this is what the cosmos does – the celestial weather patterns change as freqently as the terrestial ones. We have been through a Supermoon followed by a time of feeling a bit dazed and confused. Next up is a period of huge intensity.