While there are different opinions as to how long the effects of an eclipse will be felt it has been noted that events occurring around an eclipse are significant. This past eclipse promised some explosive action. A couple of fiery plane crashes on both coasts started the week with a bang. The stock market made record highs mid-week and Attorney General Sessions is recused himself from the investigation about Russia. Let’s not forget that North Korea is firing missiles and President Trump accused Obama of wiretapping.
The upcoming week holds some surprises as well. As the Moon moves into Cancer on Monday morning it will aspect the volatile planetary combination in the eclipse chart with Tuesday and Wednesday highlighted for some unusual and unexpected events. I expect “something” to hit the fan Wednesday morning when Cancer Moon makes a nice aspect to the Warrior Mars in Aries.
Thursday the warrior Mars moves from his home sign Aries into Venus’ domain, Taurus. When planets change signs the energy shifts. Mars in Taurus is not necessarily looking for a fight but there is the danger of digging one’s heels in and sticking to one’s guns even when all evidence and events indicate a change in position. Taurus is stubborn for sure. Venus, Taurus’ ruler has turned retrograde in Aries. This is Mars sign and this is a condition called mutual reception with two planets in each other’s sign. It is said that when this occurs they help each other out. I don’t know if Mars will be able to assist Venus during this retrograde period. Venus rules love, money and the things you value. Venus is about your wants and desires. A retrograde period often calls these issues into review. Past loves may resurface and current loves get a second look.
This eclipse in Pisces corresponds to the eclipse of September 26, 2016 which was at 9 degrees of Virgo. For the past few years the eclipses have been falling across the Pisces/Virgo axis. Eclipses move backward through the Zodiac and this year there is a shift to the Aquarius/Leo axis. Where these signs fall in your horoscope points to where the action is in your life. While eclipses bring change, significant change usually occurs when the eclipse is smack-dab on one of the planets in your horoscope with the conjunction being the strongest. Late May, when the Sun is in Gemini it will make a square, a 90 degree angle, to the eclipse degree activating issues that are current now.
The Full Moon reaches exactness on Sunday morning, March 12th at 10:54 AM. In the sky at that time Mercury in Pisces at right angles to Saturn in Sagittarius. News and the media have been under scrutiny for quite some time now with the term fake news, dishonest news being bandied about. With this aspect we will hear more of this. But Saturn in the picture the demand is for the truth. Pisces Mercury needs to take the high road here and whip off them rose colored glasses. To add to the mix there is a Grand Cardinal Square, an aspect that involves four bodies in angles and oppositions that look like a square. This one includes the asteroid Vesta, she who guards the hearth and home, opposing Pluto and at right angle to Jupiter on one side and Uranus on the other. This is another hit the fan moment. We may not figure it all out until Mercury moves into Aries on Monday afternoon. While Mercury in Pisces may be a bit confused, Mercury in Aries is going to speak, may not think it through, but the words, news will come out. This is a Mercury that “shoots from the hip” as the saying goes. As the Moon winds down it is time to assimilate and digest all that has gone on. The Sun/Moon dance is entering the final phase before the next New Moon. We can hope things will calm down but we are in a volatile time period with anything goes Uranus in the picture. Remember to fasten your seat belt. Try to remain grounded and centered. Knowing that you are on a firm foundation brings a feeling of security no matter what the outside world may bring.