The Daily Astro for March 20, 2012

Equinox Time!  The Sun enters Aries at 1:14 AM EDT.

The Daily Astro for March 20, 2012

Happy Equinox! The Sun enters Aries at 1:14 AM EDT today, and the Moon remains in Pisces. This combination means we need to be compassionate warriors, using our energy and drive to assist others. This theme is reinforced by the Moon’s conjunction with Chiron (reflecting that the areas where we’re most wounded often become the site of our greatest strengths). The aspects that the Moon makes later in the day with Pluto and Jupiter urge us to channel our energy away from the personal and towards the collective. It might get tricky at times as the Moon also opposes Mars, Venus is in aspect to Pluto, and Chiron aspects the asteroid Eris, so the urge to overreact or “get into it” with others or sow discord can be at odds with our greater goals–that urge definitely needs to be purged!  With Mars (ruler of Aries) retrograde in Virgo, using the wrong tactics or miscalculating where the boundaries are can create problems that are difficult to heal.

Sabian Symbol for today’s Sun: “A woman rises out of water, a seal rises and embraces her.”
Kozminsky Symbol for today’s Sun: “A ball of fire bursting across a rainbow.” The Keyword for the Sabian Symbol is “ Realization” and for the Kozminsky Symbol it’s “Action”.

This combo relates to the first degree of Aries, but is particularly appropriate now, with Uranus so close to the Sun in Aries. Both Symbols celebrate the seed point of all things, the very beginnings that issue forth from our psyche (“a woman rises out of water”), as they are ignited (the “ball of fire”) into action. Uranus is also called “The Awakener” and can usher in periods when things change rapidly and we need to learn to “surf the chaos” from moment to moment. The first degree of the zodiac starts the cycle anew, so the feel is “pure Aries”–pure potential–and a willingness to boldly explore this new world we find ourselves in.

Born on March 20:
Abdul-Hamid I (Sultan of Turkey), Napoleon FKJ Bonaparte II, George Bibb Crittenden, Henrik Ibsen, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Eugene Asa Carr, Rene Coty (French President), B.F. Skinner, Frank Capra Jr., John Clark Gable (son of Clark Gable), Pamela Harriman, Pat Riley, Sepharial, Gerard Malanga, Willie Brown (Mayor of San Francisco), Theresa Russell, Holly Hunter, Spike Lee, Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Friedrich Holderlin, Ned Buntline, Fred Rogers AKA “Mr. Rogers”, Hal Linden, Brian Mulroney (Prime Minister of Canada), Carl Palmer (ELP), Jimmie Vaughn, Bobby Orr, William Hurt, Guy Perry (Motels), Ozzie Nelson, Michael Redgrave, Vera Lynn, Peter Caddy (Findhorn), Werner Kelmperer, Marian McPartland, Ray Goulding (Bob & Ray), Carl Reiner, John D. Erlichman, Ted Bessell (“That Girl” boyfriend).

Tarot Enhancer/Antidote: 9 of Wands/Magician
These two show us the power in the center of the Uranian/Aries storm and urge us to keep honing our skills as we learn how to ride the waves of change. The old cycle is over, we’re moving to a new reality, and it’s time to elevate our thoughts and realize they are energy forces in their own right (the Magician is associated with Mercury and the 9 of Wands is associated with Mars in Sagittarius so we’re dealing with “fire of the mind” here, and the force of ideas as they struggle to be born into the world.

–Valerie Sylvester, March 20, 2012–

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