March 2023 Monthly Aspects

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March 2023

Get ready for an extremely energetic month! This is where the shift begins in earnest. In addition to the 5 personal planets changing signs, Pluto, Vesta, Saturn and Ceres also shift into new qualities of consciousness, and Mercury switches twice. A new wormhole opens, a new season begins, and there are at least 12 new cycles occurring, mostly in Aries. These shifts will continue into July.


Juno and Eris are still conjoined as the month opens, and Venus conjuncts Jupiter in Aries on 3/2. She goes on to meet Chiron 3/3 and Eris 3/11. These are large energies. The heart expands and enters a healing phase, before opening to realizations that may be disruptive. But Self-realization is key here, and necessary before Venus enters her home sign of Taurus on 3/16, where she is most comfortable. Once there, she joins another stellium, and makes new cycles with the Soul Star chakra (the N. node) (3/20) and Juno (3/21). This upgrade at the heart level involves and reflects our relationship to everything, including our values. Out of this, new realizations are possible around the Venus-Uranus conjunction on 3/30.


Now let’s discuss Mercury. The Great Messenger is also very busy this month, conjoining Saturn at the master degree of Aquarius on 3/2, bringing the news that it’s time to restructure our thinking and prepare for the limitless possibilities that await when we come into our own authority. On the same day Mercury enters Pisces, a precursor to Saturn’s own entry on 3/7. More on that later. While in the sign of Spiritual Wisdom, the Mercury-Neptune new cycle occurs on 3/16 and Mercury catches up with the Sun on 3/17 for a superior conjunction, the midpoint between retrograde cycles. This triple conjunction is a good time to focus on and communicate our dreams, intentions, and thoughts for the future. We can have more confusion in our thinking, but also more clarity. This is a good time for meditation.


Our minds are moving fast this month. After only 17 days in Pisces, Mercury shifts into Aries on 3/19, and spends the rest of the month interacting with all the other planets inhabiting that sign. All month we must remember to keep our thoughts positive. Mercury makes a new cycle with Salacia 3/23, which brings a lightness to our thinking and space for communicating the right words at the right moment. It’s a good beginning as Mercury goes on to meet Chiron 3/26, and Jupiter and Astraea 3/28. Mental healing and balance are possible, especially in the social arena, as our thoughts expand. Finally, on 3/30 Mercury meets Vesta, and on 3/31 the Mercury-Eris new cycle occurs. Passion and slow-growing realizations can potentially disrupt our thinking; now is not a good time to put thoughts into action.


The Piscean Sun reminds us to face the fears that unlimited possibilities can bring. Halfway through that sign the Full Moon in Virgo occurs, on 3/7. Neptune and Chiron are the dispositors, signifying a healing and softer, dreamy quality to this lunation. Orcus conjoins the Moon, allowing us the potential to get in touch emotionally with the part of us that is eternal. Mars forms an intersection with this Sun-Moon bridge; it might be hard to take decisive action, but it’s good for all forms of dance, qi gong, yoga and the like to soothe and move the body. Uranus can increase intuition and insights that can be grounding.


But most importantly, within the hour of the Virgo Full Moon  Saturn enters Pisces, and our focus shifts from finding ways to share our uniqueness to finding the integrity to access our inner compassion, humanity, and perspective of oneness. Pisces is the sign of unlimited possibilities. Here we take responsibility for our experiences, and for facing the fears that limit us; and it is here our Inner Guru helps us discover the vastness of who we are. We learn to have faith in ourselves and not any outside influence. Saturn will remain in Pisces until 2026. The last time Saturn played in Pisces was 1994-96. What have we learned since then? What is coming up again for healing?


The 3/15 Sun-Neptune new cycle carries hints of the Full Moon, lifting the fog and clearing distortions and illusions, providing clarity and enlightenment. And the Sun and Mercury meet 3/17 before both shift into a different quality of consciousness.


The extremely dynamic Vernal/Autumnal equinox begins on 3/20 with the Sun’s ingress into Aries. The Sun is flanked by Neptune and Mercury, and is in a Lightbridge with Ceres, who has just entered Libra. Pluto sextiles (resources) the Sun, and is just about to change signs. As if that wasn’t enough, Haumea forms a great eliminator (inconjunct) with the Sun. With 8 planets in Aries, the focus this season is on Self-awareness and letting love activate the higher mind. Here we become aware that we are here to master the art of manifestation out of consciously disciplined thoughts, words and deeds. Aries is the sign of awakening and the right action that comes of it. The capacity to create something new is available if we choose to use it. In addition, the Venus-Soul Star new cycle suggests an evolving of values. These energies will continue all season.


The 3/21 New Moon in Aries intensifies and focuses these equinox energies for the next few weeks, and it opens a new wormhole that will last until May. Talk about potency! In effect, the equinox is a 2-day event. With the wormhole open, energies can become wonky, so presence of mind and an openness to allow whatever comes is definitely called for. This New Moon and wormhole belong to Mars, sitting at the end of Gemini, making out-of-sign stepping stones (squares) with the Sun, Moon, and Ceres (or, an intersection with the New Moon-Ceres Lightbridge if you prefer). New beginnings are in the air, but calm, judicious action is necessary. Jupiter merges with Astraea, indicating the influence of the divine feminine in social discourse. And the aforementioned Venus-Juno conjunction opens our hearts to connectedness of it all. Our consciousness lightens up with the Sun-Salacia new cycle on 3/28.


With all that’s been said, there are still major planet sign-changes to contend with. Ceres, the planet representing our capacity to nurture new beginnings into being, retrogrades back into Virgo 3/22. But the big news is Pluto’s shift into Aquarius for the first time ever in our lives. Pluto’s influence is powerful, deep and long-lasting, and this is no exception. Aquarius deals with humanitarian issues, sharing resources and gifts, freedom to be unique; and in 5D consciousness, bringing the future into the present moment, and learning to love ourselves enough to take down the defenses that prevent us from sharing our authentic selves. With Pluto in Aquarius, power and wealth in the hands of a few will shift to power shared by many. Transformation through networks and groups, striving to be more equanimous, is possible. Scientific and technological breakthroughs are also possible. Pluto spends 3 months in Aquarius before retrograding back into Capricorn in June to tie up loose ends. Next year we will be ready when he spends more time in the sign of Spiritual Love.


The triple conjunction between Vesta, Jupiter and Chiron on 3/12 begins a new cycle of healing and expansion in the social realm that provides some stability to all the changes of the month. On 3/25, after spending 7 months in Gemini due to his retrograde, Mars enters Cancer, a sign he finds difficult to work with, but one that yields mastery. Mars is action-oriented and Cancer is emotional. For the next 2 months we may feel the urge to act out emotionally, or be the recipient of such actions. Emotions are felt in the body; that is a clue as to whether an old issue is coming up for healing, or a boundary is being crossed. It would be wise to find appropriate outlets for any deep emotions that need to be cleared, such as anger or grief. Self-awareness and self-care are essential to process our emotions in a positive way; we really have to get to know ourselves better now. And not be fearful or dismissive of our emotions.

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February Monthly Aspects

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February 2023

Salacia, Chiron and Eris are anchored in Aries, and will be for years to come. Benevolent Jupiter entered that sign in December 2022, and Juno, expressing our connectedness, entered in January. By the time February ends, there will be 8 planets in the sign of pioneering creative spark.


Astraea, 5D asteroid of justice and balance, joins the stellium on 2/6, followed by Vesta, adding devotion to the mix on 2/7. These two planets conjoin in a new cycle on 2/13. And Venus joins them all 2/20. According to Cosmic Consciousness, Aries is the sign of Mental Power, where what we think can yield tangible results. Therefore, we must use conscious discipline to keep our thoughts positive, the better to act on. It is here we begin to bring the higher Self into human existence. This concentrated dose of Aries energy brings the element of Self-realization to the planet, and will remain a big factor for at least a few months.


With so many planets in the same sign, there will naturally be plenty of new cycles created over the next 3 months. Juno has already conjoined with Jupiter and Salacia in January; this month she meets up with Chiron (2/8) and Eris (2/28), suggesting healing and new realizations regarding our connections to each other. Jupiter (2/5) and Vesta (2/24) make new cycles with Salacia, which should serve to lighten our hearts and enable us to share our joy with others. And on 2/26, a triple conjunction occurs between Venus, Salacia and Astraea, injecting love into the mix.


Meanwhile, Mars, to whom Aries belongs, remains in Gemini, retracing his steps. On 2/22 he aspects Mercury with a manifestation (trine), another indication of the strong mind-body connection that calls our attention.


Ceres, traveling in Libra, stations retrograde 2/3, while Sedna (2/10) and Pallas (2/16) go direct. At this point, only some 5D planets are retrograde, meaning that all the planets in our solar system are in direct motion, and we find ourselves focused on the physical realm. As fast as thing are going, it will feel like there are no brakes and things will move even faster until Mercury’s retrograde in mid-April. Finding ways to center quickly will be so important now.


The Full Moon in Leo occurs on 2/5, disposed (ruled) by the Sun and Uranus. The Great Awakener forms a t-square, or intersection, between the Sun and Moon, creating an alternate path where we can apply our intuition and gain insight as to what our true values are. This is something we can be grateful for, as it will help us know ourselves better.


From there it will take the Sun 9 days to connect with Saturn on 2/16. This new cycle brings our awareness to our own sense of authority and integrity and how we structure our lives. We are due for an upgrade. We can gain a new awareness of our social interactions and how to tend to them, making them work for us. The Sun enters Pisces on 2/18, shifting our consciousness to the unlimited possibilities that can be ours if we have faith in ourselves. Pisces is the sign of Divine Mastery, where we learn to face our fears and realize ourselves as truly unlimited beings. Here we explore how we hold ourselves back when we put our attention on our fears.


This message is also part of the Pisces New Moon that takes place on 2/20. This lunation forms a bridge with (opposes) the Fixed Royal Star Regulus, at 0°Virgo, in the sign of emotional wisdom. The star is considered a directional star, Watcher of the North, represented by Archangel Raphael. We need emotional intelligence to keep us in balance, so we can make use of the expansive energies of Pisces. Neptune disposes this New Moon, and it is not a coincidence that Venus conjoins with Neptune on 2/15, setting us up for a new cycle of higher universal Love before this lunation.


Mercury, the Great Messenger, clears his shadow 2/7, creating a new beginning of thought, connection, and communication. Still in Capricorn, the Mercury-Pluto new cycle occurs on 2/10; new ideas about how to use the power we’ve always had can’t be far behind. The following day Mercury shifts into Aquarius, another precursor to Pluto’s shift next month. While there, the Mercury-Chariklo new cycle occurs, on 2/18, bringing much needed stability and calmness to our mental processes, and hopefully, our communication with each other.


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January 2023 Monthly Aspects

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January 2023

Although Venus and Pluto kick off the new year with a conjunction (new cycle), it is the only time they meet this year, as Pluto prepares to move forward and Venus takes time to reevaluate and integrate what is important and necessary to keep the heart open. As if to prepare us for Pluto’s eventual shift, Venus enters Aquarius on 1/2, where she meets with Chariklo (1/8) and Saturn (1/22) before entering Pisces on 1/26. We learn that sharing our gifts and our love is good for the soul, and everyone else too. But first we must share them with ourselves.


The first Full Moon of the year occurs on 1/6, with the Moon in Cancer conjunct retrograde Pallas, opposite the Sun in Capricorn conjoining retrograde Mercury. Chiron in Aries intersects (forms a T-square) with the Sun-Moon bridge; Uranus weighs in from Taurus as does Vesta from Pisces. The Moon is in her home sign, and the Sun is disposed (influenced) by Saturn. And Pluto forms a bridge with Black Moon Lilith. There can be a reevaluating of what we thought we knew with this emotional Full Moon, some of which can correlate to how we relate to power in our lives. This can lead to new revelations in a positive direction. Self-understanding opens up possibilities for growth.


This month is chock full of retrograde action: two 5D planets station retrograde, but 4 planets go direct, reflecting the intent to go forward.  MakeMake stations retrograde 1/7; Haumea follows suit 1/29. On 1/11 Eris resumes direct motion, followed by Mars (1/12), Mercury (1/18) and Uranus on 1/22. The Mars and Mercury backward cycles end at the same degree of Gemini and Capricorn, and they form a great eliminator (inconjunct) aspect. This points to choices that must be made regarding thinking before acting, and in doing what’s needed to keep the mind-body connection strong. Higher thought is available, providing impetus for heart-based action. The Sun-Pluto new cycle that occurs on the same day Mercury goes direct (1/18) brings our awareness to what needs to be transformed this year. With Uranus’ station (1/22), both awakener planets are direct, and any realizations will require considered action from the heart.


On 1/20 the Sun enters Aquarius, putting the focus on sharing our unique gifts with others. We do that by giving ourselves unconditional love, and the freedom to be who we are, without judgment. That is also the message of the New Moon in Aquarius that occurs on 1/21, conjunct Pluto and Chariklo. We are powerful, and when we can accept our power without fearing it or misusing it, we can use it for the benefit of others. Chariklo provides a wise, stabilizing and nurturing influence. Black Moon Lilith and Varuna sit opposite the Sun-Moon conjunction, while Haumea forms an intersection (T-square) from Scorpio—there’s a lot of 5D energy with this lunation. If we take a wider view of ourselves and our lives, we can see how best to share what we have to offer. And with the Jupiter-Juno new cycle in Aries resourcing (sextiling) the New Moon, our offerings will be welcomed. Uranus, the dispositor of this lunation, is pretty powerful as he is stationing direct the following day. An element of surprise or new revelation is possible. And Mars manifesting (in trine with) Chariklo bodes well for action that is nurturing and beneficial, especially for those outside the status quo. The Sun catches up to Chariklo on 1/28, intersecting (making squares with) the Moon’s nodes. We can revisit old attitudes about those who don’t fit in, or we can choose to expand the boundaries of what ‘fits in’, making it supportive for everyone.

Welcome to the New Year!

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December 2022 Monthly Aspects

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December 2022

The energies of December 2021 are brought into the new year, and so bear revisiting. Newly infused with galactic frequencies, Venus bridges (opposes) Mars, bringing heart energy into the body, and then goes out of bounds (12/1) for 3 weeks. One could way Love knows no bounds.


Neptune has the capacity to lift veils and enlighten, allowing us to clearly see through the fog of illusion, distortion and deception currently surrounding us. On 12/3 Neptune stations direct, forming a stepping stone (square) with Venus.  We are working for more clarity in interactions, more compassion and a greater willingness to face the truth without fear, so we can reconnect with each other in healthy ways.


As Mercury and Venus finish their journeys through Sagittarius, they make new cycles (or conjunctions) with the Galactic Center (on 12/4 and 12/7), the black hole and creator (Source) energy at the center of our own local galaxy. These infusions of higher consciousness can lead us to the place where we can clear lower frequencies in mind and heart, aligning with our higher Self. Then they enter the quality of consciousness of Capricorn, 12/6 and 12/9, respectively, where they connect with Ixion (12/8 and 12/11), checking in with the collective purpose for clarity and integrity. We have to believe it, and it has to feel right. The duo goes on to make new cycles with Quaoar (12/11 and 12/15) providing balance from which new thought arises.


While that’s happening, the Full Moon in Gemini occurs, on 12/7, with the Moon occulting (conjoining) Mars, which is like a mini eclipse, in a bridge with the Sun. Our emotions can lead us to act in certain ways, but if we question what motivates our emotions we can respond in a more conscious, appropriate way. The Juno-Orcus Lightbridge crosses the Full Moon, creating a crossroad in Wisdom (mutable) signs. Uranus is also part of the mix. Wise action arising from the perspective of unity consciousness has the capacity to awaken those around us to the existence of higher planes of awareness. The Ceres Pluto manifestation signifies the dismantling of old structures to make way for the birthing of a new emotional wisdom that informs new ways to serve the collective.


On 12/18 Ceres enters Libra, the same day that the Sun meets up with the Galactic Center for some serious downloads. It takes the Sun 3 days to make it into Capricorn (12/21), the sign of Spiritual Power, and the Winter/ Summer Solstice. According to Cosmic Consciousness, it is during that time that the resurrection into a new cycle of being happens. Each year we are reborn, and this year it begins with Salacia going direct 12/19, which lightens us and delivers us to a greater capacity to find the hidden joy in our lives, as well as Jupiter’s entry into Aries for good on 12/20, bridging Ceres, providing the ingredients for a Solstice full of promise and potential.
The solstice chart gives clues as to the energies of the next 3 months. The first thing to notice is the Lightbridge (or opposition) between Ceres and Jupiter, intersected by the Sun in a T-square, all at 00° of Power signs Capricorn, Aries and Libra. The Sun also resources (sextiles) Haumea at 00° Scorpio. New, expansive energies are entering the planet, and our consciousness, and they are creative and Light-filled. Mercury bridges the Black Moon, and resources Juno; the potential is there for discovering new truths about old ideas and beliefs, and these truths can manifest the idea of connectedness and unity consciousness to those who never really thought about it. The 5D planets Salacia, Chariklo and Quaoar all connect, another indication of the availability of higher thought that can provide stability and lightness, even joy. Even with all the darkness we see, more Light and higher consciousness is pouring into the world for us to work with.


The New Moon in Capricorn occurs 12/23, conjoined with Ixion and Quaoar, and in a stepping stone (square) with Ceres, and Jupiter. We are redefining our purpose now, and some of us are already, or will be called to become activists for the environment or social justice, while others may become healers to help ground the newly awakened ones. Jupiter’s influence bodes well for social engagement. This lunar event serves to reinforce the Solstice energies, with the extra added attraction of Chiron stationing direct at the same time, inviting healing, alignment, and wholing back into the world.


The Sun follows the degrees taken by Mercury and Venus with his own new cycles with Ixion 12/24 and Quaoar 12/28. It is so synchronous to become more aware of new paradigms of thought on the same day that Pluto makes his final return to the degree he occupied when the US was born. Pluto has been dismantling what no longer works, and he will continue to do so. Yet this is the point of manifestation, where ideals that have merit begin the process of resurrection into something sustainable for the future. Also, on 12/28 the Juno-Neptune new cycle (conjunction) occurs, with Venus making a resource aspect, bringing new life and love into the dream of unity consciousness.


 In 2021 Mercury’s retrogrades all took place in air signs. For most of 2022 the retrogrades shift between air and earth signs. Air is masculine and earth is feminine, so there is a balance between the mental and physical energies. This retrograde begins a new kind of cycle, since it occurs totally in earthy Capricorn.


Mercury takes his last retrograde on 12/29 at 24° Capricorn. He approaches, but does not meet Pluto, meaning we won’t be ready for Pluto’s kind of empowerment at the mental level until after the retrograde. More introspection is needed first. But while Mercury is stationing, Venus comes along and makes a new cycle with him, once again manifesting a balance to the restructuring of mind and heart. When they work together, we are receptive, secure, and responsive to the requirements of any situation that presents itself. Now Venus leads again, going on to make a new cycle with Pluto just minutes into the new year. This brings us back to the theme of the empowered heart, the awareness of the power of Love to heal and to connect that we started 2022 with. When we honor our emotions, and honor our connection to Source, we empower ourselves to approach whatever meets us with strength, compassion, and Love.


As we prepare for the new year, I wish you love, joy and peace through the coming season and new year. Happy holidays!!

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