If you’re one of those people who dares to watch the news, you know this has been a momentous and swiftly-moving week. Health care reform made it to the Supreme Court for three days of hearings, and the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has burst into public consciousness for the trial-by-media of the century — these, among many other stories that are giving our era its science fiction feeling.
The astrological year began March 22 with a high-energy New Moon just after the Aries equinox. Mercury is retrograde in Pisces until April 4. Mars is retrograde in Virgo until April 13. As these planets station direct, the pace of events will increase rapidly. Indeed, April is the month that we really discover that it’s 2012. The pace doubles in May and again in June, so enjoy the relative calm and more than anything, point the vessel of your life in the direction you most want to go.
Note to Readers: This is our week off from a regular issue — though we’ve summoned Priya Kale from Mumbai, India, where she’s spending time with her family, to write a weekly horoscope for us. I will see you on Tuesday morning with the Inner Space horoscope for April. In case you missed your monthly horoscope for April (published Wednesday evening) here is a direct link. — efc
We’re now in the last days of the astrological year — the days approaching the Aries equinox. These are the last days of Pisces, the final sign of the zodiac. When the Sun’s position reaches the end of any mutable sign (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius or Pisces) we’ve arrived at the end of a season, and one energy is dissolving into the next. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the ground is stirring to life.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 #930 | By Eric Francis You have expanded your horizons many ways this year. How do you feel, compared to where you were at this time in 2011? Your charts suggest that most of this expansion has involved changing your relationship to what you think is possible. You’re […]
But before we get into that — overnight Tuesday to Wednesday there was a positively huge coronal mass ejection, which is to say, an explosion on the Sun. The image below is an actual photograph of the event (taken from video shot by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory). The Sun is illustrated by the small circle at the center; the solid blue ring is blacking out the zone that’s too bright to photograph, and the burst to the upper left is the ejection before it got very large.
There’s no easy way to describe the differences in these positions; it takes practice with real charts to get the subtle points. However, you can think of the Sun as the expressive adult ego, the self we actively and most confidently are in the world. Think of the rising sign as the face we put on for the world, though there is a deeper quality of the future self we are trying to grow into.
I propose that we need to ponder how and why Rick Santorum is doing so well in the Republican primaries. This week he tied Mitt Romney in Michigan, the state where Romney’s dad was one of the most venerated governors. Romney got a few more votes; Santorum won exactly half the delegates. He did so spending one-sixth the money that Romney spent, working with far less experience, a much smaller organization and a perfectly vicious message.
Weekly Horoscope for Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 #930 | By Eric Francis You’re at one of the most meaningful professional turning points in recent decades, assuming you’re old enough to have been plying your trade for that long. What’s developing now is reminiscent of what was happening in 1995, or 2001/2002. This is a standout […]