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New experiences of course, since it's the beginning of Spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the days will be longer than the nights for 6 months to come. The Sun is now entering Aries, promising renewal of energy and activity, even as we find opportunity and protection in bringing other things to their natural end.
Here we celebrate that it’s also the Autumnal Equinox down under!! The Northern Hemisphere Vernal Equinox and Southern Hemisphere Autumnal Equinox occur March 19, 2020, at 8:50 pm PDT, March 20 at 3:50 am GMT. It is said that a chart done for this point in time offers a snapshot of the cosmic and literal weather for the next 3 months.
There is an old tradition that offers us two times when "the year begins," one at the Vernal Equinox, the other at the Autumnal. Perhaps that tradition came from explorers who saw the seasons flip between the Northern and Southern, going from the beginning of warm to the beginning of cold as they moved up and down the latitudes.
So today is the last day of Winter in the Northern Hemisphere, the last day of Summer in the Southern. If you’re wondering how I reconcile the seemingly opposing energies between the hemispheres, when you’re done here please take a look at The Mirroring of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere Year Cycles in Astrology. It may help readers “down under” see how the important points of seasonal change, though opposite in physical manifestation, actually have similar challenges at each point of shift.
This is an excellent time for looking at what has ended, what is emerging, and step out of the ocean on to dry land. Just keep following through on the future you have dreamed of while the Sun has been in Pisces, since every day is good for making a better future real. We up North have done our Winter preparation, and are beginning to plant the seeds that will grow over the next 180 days. In the Southern latitudes, they’re beginning to reap the harvest of what they've done and not done.
Whether North or South, keep following through on the new roles, new initiatives, new feelings, new flow, and new ways of relating to others on more refined levels you’ve already begun to experience in the recent past, since the season to come is the time to transfigure our future into more perfect forms. Regardless of where we live, what follows explores elements we all can expect to experience over the next 13 weeks.
The nights will now begin to be longer than the days for 6 months to come in the Southern Hemisphere, with lengthening days in the Northern. The Sun is now in Aries, promising new ways of acting on our own initiative, as well as new ways of relating to others. Both Aries and Libra represent new ways of acting on ideals, new ways of overcoming inertia to find new rhythms of action and new perspectives.
The charts for the Solstices and Equinoxes provide guideposts for what we can expect the following 90 days in the way of weather, both actual and symbolic. The Vernal Equinox chart shows a good balance of planets in the decans of the signs, with 3 in the first, 3 in the second, and 4 in the third decan in their respective signs.
This indicates a three month period of activity involving a preponderance of individual, mental, and spiritual focus, with a balance between the emotional, social and cultural and actional-physical areas of life. If we add Chiron in the first decan of Aries conjunct the Sun, then we have an even greater preponderance of that “Illuminated Action” promised by the first decan occupancy.
An Overview of the Equinox
We now pass out of the dream time of the Sun at 30 Pisces, and power up a new season which puts the focus directly on Aries. With the Moon and the Capricorn stellium of Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto as significant players in the Equinox chart, we’re moving into a season of rewards for being courageous as we stand on the threshold of a new era of Life. The next 3 months will put the focus on group work and “executive power,” giving us all “shortcuts” to accelerate our evolution and get to the heart of any matter. As Neptune leads the Sun, listen to the inner Voice of Wisdom, see how all has come together to prepare you for this moment of claiming your ability to rise to the moment and assert the deep and subtle parts of your being.
With Mercury at 3 Pisces, we’ll get glimpses of our “indestructability” as we continue to learn empathy and compassion, forgiving much and allowing it to be released down the timestream. See how your wisdom has begun to dissolve your sense of separateness via a greater redemptive compassion, and move into the Light of healing into your Higher Self. Focus your light on which parts of you need illuminating, and remember that you don’t have to light up every facet of your life to find enjoyment in social and emotional realms. With Mars conjunct Jupiter at 23 Capricorn, rewards are coming in the next 90 days.
We are now in a period of shifting Jones patterns, depending on where the Moon is. This chart maintains the “Bundle” that’s active every time the Moon is in Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries, and Taurus. You can find out more about this “bundled compression” of planets in the recent New Moon article (or the next ones in a few days), so please consult that if you want to know more about what it means and how it works.
What Rules the Sun, and What Are the Main Aspects in Play?
On this Equinox, worldly ruler of the Sun in Aries is Mars, which is in its sign of “exaltation” in Capricorn, while its spiritual ruler, Pluto, is also in Capricorn. With both in Earth signs, it should make for a very grounded and practical Spring. Keep it focused, organized, efficient, responsible, and expansive. Show discipline in dealing with aggressive-assertive elements in the world.
Forming aspects show what is coming, and closely partile forming and separating aspects indicate things going on in the now. In this chart, the Lunar aspects are few but powerful, and include a square to Venus and semisquare to the Sun, forming two semisquares within a square.
Other major aspects in play include Mercury quintile Venus, novile Mars and Jupiter, and sextile Uranus; Venus is trine Mars and Jupiter, tredecile Saturn, sextile Neptune, and trine Pluto; the Sun is sextile Saturn; Mars is conjunct Jupiter, Saturn, biseptile Uranus, and conjunct Pluto; the outer planet aspects have been discussed in the past Full Moon article, and we’ll pick up the thread next week at the New Moon.
The Moon, The Elements, and more
At the Equinox the Moon is at 14 Aquarius in a Third Quarter Moon phase, showing this season will be very future oriented and focused on building structures which will serve our evolution. Things may be even more “forceful” than usual, so stay focused on the spiritual principles behind social processes, and use your spiritual tools to further the building of the structures of the future every way you can. Do not underestimate your power to make a difference once you get a vision, a plan, and know when to launch it.
This Spring chart shows 1 planet in Fire signs, 6 in Earth, 1 in Air, and 2 in Water. All in all, it should be a season of high practicality grounded by Venus and Saturn in their home signs, and Mars in its exaltation. Maximum restructuring will be in the air, so remember to listen to the inner voice of wisdom, since it comes from our attunement with our inner Spiritual Master.
Fire and Water are “hot” elements, while Earth and Air are “cool” elements. This spread shows a strong emphasis on cool, though with Neptune leading the Sun, allow yourself to flow out of the old and into the new.
Uranus and Pluto Are No Longer Frictional To The Sun
After many years of being an important factor in the Solstice and Equinox charts that kicked off the last 10 year era, both Uranus and Pluto receded in importance once they no longer made dynamic hard aspects to the Sun in these charts. When Pluto transited very early Capricorn 2008-2011, it was squared by the Sun at the Spring and Autumn Equinoctial points, opposed by the Sun at the Summer Solstice point, and conjunct the Sun at the Galactic Center, which I wrote extensively about at the time. These were very dynamic aspects that released a lot of energy, either blocking or propelling events.
Pluto is the ultimate transformer. It figured prominently in Equinox and Solstice charts in 2007, 2008, and 2009 due to it going back and forth over 29-30 Sag and 1-3 Capricorn when Pluto was conjunct the Galactic Center. You can find more by going to the articles in the archives written at that time concerning Pluto conjunct the Galactic Center, including those that explored past Galactic Center conjunctions.
2011 continued the pattern, though that Vernal Equinox chart saw the widest orb between the Sun, Uranus, and Pluto except for the 2011 Winter Solstice chart impacting December 2011 through March 2012. The 2012 Vernal Equinox chart began many years of Equinox and Solstice charts where Uranus was in close square to Pluto (except for the 2012 Winter Solstice), even if they were not directly afflicting the Sun in those seasonal charts. By 2013 we finished the era when the Sun was in conjunction, square, or opposition to Pluto during these changes of season.
Uranus entered Aries in June 2010 and became a major player in these seasonal charts, beginning with the 2010 Summer Solstice. Even though it went back to late Pisces for the 2010 Autumnal Equinox and Winter Solstice, it was still close enough to be a factor in those charts.
It was back in Aries for the Vernal Equinox of 2011, and very important through the 2012 Winter Solstice, since it was conjunct, square, or opposed to the Sun to a greater or lesser degree. I mark the beginning of this period of intense transformation at the 2010 Summer Solstice, since Uranus square Pluto was really strong then and making close squares and opposition to the Sun at that time. I believe that the events that followed in July, August, and September 2010 cut loose the seeds of transformation and revolution, and are directly related to the constant tensions set into motion during 2011 and 2012.
As I’ve told you before, squares tend to put the brakes on some things, while indicating a "turning of a corner" in other things. Squares to Pluto often show things going out of control or something extreme happening that results in either a favorable purification or a grinding toxicity. This season Pluto is teaching us that sometimes we can find “transcendent security” in comfort as well as austerity.
We currently stand on a threshold of the second major wave of conjunctions as Mars conjuncts Jupiter, Pluto, and Saturn in the near future. This accelerates the unfolding of all the January Capricorn conjunctions, and initiates the conjunctions in our immediate future. Use this time to “raise your game,” take responsibility or show maturity, and remember that allowing a lack of discipline to drive the car usually means it’ll wind up in a ditch!
This is a season of openings and new beginnings and initiatives, and with Mars, worldly ruler of the Equinox in Capricorn, the backdrop to the new beginnings will have a calculating, pragmatic quality, requiring discipline assertiveness to keep everything on track within an overarching vision. Just remember to show a modicum of restraint when dealing with unnecessarily aggressive elements in our world.
See what has ended and what’s beginning. Use your feelings to see a bigger picture, and use your powers of synthesis to see how your feelings and relationships are leading your mind to a vaster view. Once you get the message or see the vision, then act with precision. Just remember to take time to feel your experience, and enjoy the understanding which comes when you realize “the old answers are not adequate to confirm the new conditions of existence.”
This will be a season of “intuitive mind” or “empathic mind” leading us to know what to do and when, after we get a vision of what is to be done. We will all be looking at what we’re leaving behind, and while the longing for what was will be strong, it’s extremely important to keep in mind there is work to be done. Feel all you need to, but remember time is a one way street, and there’s no way to go back to anything. We can only move forward into a new understanding, a new role, and a new way to enjoy the here and now.
The coming 13 weeks will help us heal into our Higher Self by showing us what parts of our personality strengths we need to show our world. There will be major karmic adjustments, and many will be “held to account” for what they have and have not done within a larger social or emotional context. We now have new adventures and visions to embrace, with new allegiances and vistas calling us to move in new directions. Our old life is already over; this gives us a look back to see the wisdom in what ended and why, and how to move into a new form of disciplined self-expression which will be the vehicle for us to fulfill our higher purpose.
These energies will be in play through the Northern Hemisphere Summer Solstice on June 20 at 2:44 pm PDT, 10:44 pm BST. That Solstice chart will be VERY important due to the powerful aspects in play at that time. I’ll write more about that in mid-June.
The next 13 weeks can bring a vaster compassion, understanding, and connection with our inner wisdom, so accept the rewards promised by Mars and Jupiter for the courage you’ve demonstrated these past 2 years. This renews our ability to take the initiative to become more authentic, mentoring and being mentored so we may heal into our Higher Self. Look at the life structures you’ve built that are absolutely dependable, and come to a greater appreciation about how they fit into your life story.
Open to expressing your individual Light in your own way, and allow yourself to feel a more universal wisdom and compassion. Embrace the universal dance of Spirit and matter. And if memories of old sorrows come up, bless and release the hurt or misunderstanding of the past to find more power in understanding you are not that now.
So we now enter a time of turning toward new directions, and will find stability as we learn to enjoy ourselves and the pace of the process. Take responsibility, and take note of how to use power in the most responsible way. If you find yourself involved with people who are overly aggressive or assertive, or who you feel are providing resistance to your process, claim your power to move beyond their control.
We are now in a time of finishing our “liberating ordeal,” and great redemption will be found in a greater vision and group work which mobilizes you, offers you deeper relationships and experiences, and the chance to leave the past behind. Demonstrate your personality strengths, focus your will power, and build your vehicle which will allow you to demonstrate Divine Power in the future for the betterment of a greater good or a spiritual group work.
Aum and blessings as we stand on the threshold of a new season of life!
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
© Copyright 2020 Robert Wilkinson - https://www.aquariuspapers.com
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Robert wilkinson An internationally-known astrologer, author, public speaker, metaphysician, and futurist, with over 25 years experience as a counselor and educator. He has presented hundreds of public talks on all aspects of Astrology, the Eastern Wisdom tradition, the Western Wisdom tradition and promoted many mass gatherings and cultural events. Some of his specific areas of interest and expertise include personality profiles, degree patterns, integrative astrology, various aspect harmonics, among others.
Reprinted on crystalwind.ca. with persmission from Robert Wilkinson.
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