March 27 to April 3, 2014 Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Saturn Evening: Jupiter
Uranus square Pluto June 26 2012 * Uranus square Pluto September 19 2012 * Uranus square Pluto May 21 2013 * Uranus square Pluto November 1 2013 * Uranus Square Pluto November 2013 Geocentric * Uranus square Pluto April 21 2014 * Uranus square Pluto December 15 2014 * Uranus square Pluto March 17 2015***
Yesterday afternoon a wild, dusty pink cloud of raucous wind and spitting rain roared in from Utah. Trees shook and branches bounced up, down and all around in a crazy dance of spring. It was as if the great, powerful hands of distant, restless sky gods were reaching down to grasp the slumbering, dormant life on Mother Earth to cry, “Awaken!” Mulch scattered and birds fluttered, looking for shelter in the storm. Inside, winter-dried aspen crackled in our woodstove as I listened to the outside sounds of pelting sleet and howling winds, grateful and thankful to have a warm house and safe place to be – at that moment, at that time – in my life.
I often wonder at how weather is like emotions. When it’s cold and raining, it seems like it will always be cold and raining. When it’s hot and dry, when the rains won’t come and the earth is parched, it seems like it will be drought forever. When sunny, bright, magnificent blue skies stun my senses and infuse my heart with joy, I forget about those cold, rainy mornings and snowy, frozen nights. When meadowlarks sing and bluebirds fly, it seems as if it will always be so.
When I’m sad and blue, feeling self-pity and worry, I forget about those moments of ecstasy and joy, peace, acceptance and surrender. It seems – in those moments – as if life is perpetually filled with challenge and lesson, fear and anxiety. When I’m happy, I am happy. When it’s raining, it is raining. And sometimes – quite often – it’s raining and I’m happy.
I feel my feelings, like I feel the weather. Frustration and anger have a way of trumping joy and peace, just like sunshine follows rain. Clouds move in and clouds move out. And just like the weather, no feeling is final. The perpetual wheel of time, the returning seasons, eternal and forever, here and gone, today and tomorrow, infinite and always…change.
***And that’s what the recurring cardinal square of Uranus in Aries to Pluto in Capricorn is all about – change – from the depths of the soul to the ethereal realms of heaven and our ever-expanding Universe. Change. The blessings and challenge of change. Changing weather and changing times, feelings and frontiers. May we walk, live, laugh and love in the bounty of beautiful, eternal, physical, emotional, spiritual cosmic change. Goodness and grace, good luck!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) As the Sun and Moon come together in Aries, you are being reborn. And this is no trite talk or airy-fairy fantasy. Body, soul and spirit unite in an unprecedented amalgamation of new life in uncharted territory. You are blazing new trails and pathways of enlightenment, traveling roads you have not traveled. Embrace courage, compassion and commitment. Go forth.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) One of the most potent lunations of the year comes forth this week as the Sun and Moon unite in fiery Aries. Inner flames illuminate deep feelings and awaken heartfelt memories of the past. Embrace the power and meaning of those who have come and gone. Bless their presence in your life and live in harmony with their teachings. Be kind and gentle; find peace.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) The new-life season of spring pulls at heartstrings and excites inspiration as days grow longer and grass grows greener. You may feel stimulated and motivated to create, explore new territory or seek companionship amongst people who uplift the spirit and encourage exploration. By all means, get out and about. Travel the road less traveled.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) The Aries new Moon opens the door on a new solar and lunar year, encouraging Moonchildren to seek out and discover people, places and things that stimulate, excite and inspire them. Consider your path of achievement and identify what you might change for the better. Define goals and strategies, focus on right action and go forth, one day at a time.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) With a pack of planets and asteroids in fellow fire-sign Aries this week – including the natural year’s first new Moon – you may feel more inspired and uplifted than you have in months. Congratulations! You’ve made it through winter and are now on the precipice of a fantastic personal year. Breathe deep and feel its power. Go forth, awaken and embrace.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) As you take those first steps into spring, walk softly and take time to smell the emerging aromas of new life on planet Earth. The unlimited power and potential of our ever-expanding Universe awaits, all you need is focus and commitment. Getting what you want depends on knowing what you want. Identify desires, set goals and work with calm, patient determination.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) We learn everything by practice, and practice makes perfect. Well, not exactly perfect. We have learned that perfect is a trap, a way to get off-track, a set-up for disappointment, resentment, blame and failure. Wise ones take pleasure in the practice of goodness, grace and gratitude, love imperfections and embrace the magic of mystery. Happy spring, go forth in joy.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) A kaleidoscope of celestial bodies in the Aries/Libra polarity nudges sedate Saturn in Scorpio to take a step sideways and see the world from a more positive, productive vantage point. Tap into your deep, inner wells of courage and fortitude and discover the wellsprings of love, compassion, joy and hope. Drink from the water, bathe in the light.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Prepare for takeoff and bare in mind that it is only when we are aloft and above that we can see what is going on below. Where have you been traveling lately? What have you discovered within and without? This week’s Aries new Moon promises great, good new beginnings in love, romance and the creative spirit. Express and explore. Choose joy.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Inner voices of heart and soul guide and direct those who are willing to listen. This week and fresh new lunation offer a plethora of choices and opportunities regarding personal life direction. What and who truly inspires you? Are you living life in harmony with goodness, value and virtue? Are you walking a path of heart? Hear the message, heed the call.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Uranus and Pluto make 7 exact squares between 2012 and 2015, pressuring manifestation of the visions seeded during their last conjunction in the ‘60s. These are truly Aquarian visions. 3 weeks hence, the 5th square mandates awakening and participation, on every level. Be there or be square. And we know you are not square. Show up and be here, now.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20) Whenever the Sun, Moon or fast-moving planet aligns with a slower outer planet, the evolutionary pace picks up, increasing winds of change and transformation. This week’s new Moon conjoins Uranus, amplifying its ongoing cardinal square to Pluto. Translation: do the very best you can in everything you do. Your actions matter tremendously. Lead by example, show us the way.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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