Written by Pam Younghans
VENUS & JUPITER: Venus and Jupiter, known respectively as the Lesser and Greater Benefices, conjoin for their annual rendezvous on Wednesday, March 1.
In keeping with the positive perceptions we usually have of these two planets, we expect their conjunction to increase our capacity to express ~ and our desire to experience ~ love, beauty, and creativity. With the alignment occurring in proactive Aries, there can be a sense of having a fresh start in these areas, and it may, indeed, be an opportune time to begin a relationship, take on a new artistic endeavor, or perhaps invest financially.
However, the shadow side of this Venus-Jupiter alignment is assertive self-indulgence and a need for immediate gratification. This can be problematic if, in living for the moment, we do not remain aware of longer-term outcomes. If we overextend, make major purchases on the spur of the moment, or take foolish risks in other ways when Venus and Jupiter unite, by the end of the week, when Venus aligns with Wounded Healer Chiron and is semisquare Saturn, we will be uncomfortably aware of having made a misstep and needing to deal with the consequences.
That being said, when Venus and Jupiter dance together this week, new levels of enjoyment and hope are possible, generosity and love can flow more abundantly, and hearts may feel greater fulfillment.
DAILY ASPECTS: Here are this week's most important planetary aspects, with my brief interpretations of each.
Mercury sextile Eris, Sun semisquare Eris: We have the courage to move forward on an idealistic vision today, but may experience frustration if we try too hard to control the flow of energy, rather than allowing it to draw us forward.
Mercury semisquare Jupiter: Overextending mentally, over-talking, and over-thinking are all possible with this aspect. Remember to take your time so that you don't miss important details.
Venus conjunct Jupiter: We actively seek pleasure and enjoyment with these two benefic planets aligning in Aries this year.
Mercury semisquare Chiron: Misunderstandings and miscommunications can result in hurt feelings or angry words.
Mercury conjunct Saturn: Serious conversations are on the agenda today, and long-term plans may be made. This conjunction falls in the final "anaretic" degree of Aquarius, adding import to any decisions that are made now.
Mercury enters Pisces: The Messenger Planet will be in Pisces from March 2 to 19 this year. During this short transit, thinking processes may be more intuitive than logical. Our imagination can lead us to new transcendent experiences, both in meditation and in creative activities. We may also more easily pick up what others are thinking and feeling, so it is important to take extra time to be quietly on our own, to recover our knowing of our own thoughts and emotions. We might want to use Peggy Black's mantra at such times: "All energy I've taken on, I send it back to its source, blessed and transformed. All energy I've sent out, I call it back to me, blessed and transformed."
Venus conjunct Chiron, Venus semisquare Saturn: Old relationship wounds may surface with these Venus aspects, especially those that came about when personal needs were not honored or when one person wielded authority over another. There is healing potential here as well, as we acknowledge, accept, and love the part of us that fears trusting again.
No major aspects are exact today.
Sun semisquare Pluto: Subtle power struggles are possible today, as we resist efforts to manipulate or control.
IF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS THIS WEEK: You have opportunities to try on different identities this year, as you explore who the Authentic You is at this stage of your life. How you defined yourself in the past may feel too confining, so take advantage of times when you can take healthy risks, which will help you know more clearly who you are now, and what you want and don't want. Attempts to manipulate or control you will likely meet with a stronger resistance than you are used to feeling, as you are also testing and strengthening your third chakra of self-confidence and personal power this solar year. (Solar Return Sun sextile Uranus, semisquare Pluto)
In peace and with gratitude,
All times listed are Pacific Daylight Time. For Greenwich Mean Time, add 7 hours.
- MON: Mercury sextile Eris, Sun semisquare Eris
- TUE: Mercury semisquare Jupiter
- WED: Venus conjunct Jupiter, Mercury semisquare Chiron
- THU: Mercury conjunct Saturn, Mercury enters Pisces
- FRI: Venus conjunct Chiron, Venus semisquare Saturn
- SAT: No major aspects are exact today
- SUN: Sun semisquare Pluto
Astrologer Pam Younghans writes the NorthPoint Astrology Journal based on planetary influences and insights received. Her hope is to bring astrology "down to earth" in a way that will help readers navigate current energies, while also utilizing these energies for spiritual and personal growth.
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