When everyone around you is wounded and hurting, if you initiate and pursue your own healing it will probably make you stand out. Amanda Painter considers the shift of Chiron from Pisces to Aries in the context of Friday’s Sun-Chiron conjunction on the Aries Point. There is a lot of collective pain and wounding, but healing is an individual job — first, foremost and always.
Have you ever looked at your reflection in the water with the Sun directly behind you? Amanda Painter compares this image to this week’s conjunction of the Sun and retrograde Mercury in Pisces. Along with the first quarter Moon, that aspect is in contact with Jupiter in Sagittarius, Borasisi in Pisces, and Chaos in Gemini. A Mars-Saturn earth-sign trine lends some stability.
Did you know that both times Uranus has left Aries to enter the first degree of Taurus in the last year (thanks to a retrograde), it has coincided with a New Moon? Amanda Painter remarks on this and compares how last year’s ingress felt to how this year’s felt. Have you noticed a difference? Also under consideration: a couple of post-New Moon aspect patterns.
With only six days to go until Uranus leaves Aries and enters Taurus — and only five until Mercury stations retrograde in Pisces — it’s reasonable to call out again an undercurrent of agitation or instability, mixed with a little mental and emotional fuzziness or diffuseness. As Amanda Painter describes, a four-way Pisces New Moon conjunction brings in themes of merging and surrender.
We have one more era-defining planetary sign change this year: Uranus entering Taurus on March 6. So many things seem to be teetering on an edge or hanging by a thread; as Amanda Painter describes, Venus making contact with Pluto and Eris this week may indicate personal-level echoes of recent society-wide events.
As you’ve probably noticed, we’re in a rather ‘edgy’ phase of astrology. This could be coming through several ways, though the sense of needing to express something or release energy and not being able to seems common. As Amanda Painter describes, the approaching Mars-Uranus square requires your full awareness.
We’re approaching the Aquarius New Moon on Monday, which happens at the midpoint of Aquarius — and therefore at the midpoint of the current season. Yet as Amanda Painter describes, despite the tone of ‘winding down’ that a waning Moon often brings, we’re in the midst of some other astrology that’s urging action and self-expression.