This week promises to deliver a lot of activity in the cosmos and all will be significant for everyone. Starting on Monday, we have the Equinox where day and night are exactly equal and this ushers the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn/fall in the Southern Hemisphere. Alongside the Equinox, the Sun moves into the star sign of Aries and that will mark the beginning of the Aries season and the start of the astrological calendar. Tuesday will see the New Moon taking place in Aries. Thursday will see Pluto, the planet of destruction and reconstruction, move into the humanitarian sign of Aquarius for the first time since 1778 so this could herald serious events across the world. Pluto last changed its position in 2008 and contributed to the global financial crisis and extreme politicisation. Finally, on Saturday, Mars, the planet of action and war, moves into Cancer but the feminine energies of this star sign will take some of the harsh edges off the Mars energy and bringing the focus onto family and domestic concerns.
The week begins with a very busy series of astrological events but the focus here will be the sextile angle formed by the Sun and Pluto that will give you a strong impetus to work towards the achievement of your goals. Although there may well be a tendency towards controlling everything this energy can be helpfully channelled to find a way to get particularly difficult tasks completed. Pluto’s energy could also enhance your level of attractiveness, whether this is sexual or generally to have influence over other people. Take steps to ensure that you don’t use this power in an abusive manner as this could have the effect of causing you to self-destruct, whereas using your power to help others will reap benefits for you. This would also be a very good time to use your intellect to solve mysterious situations or studying, particularly topics that fall under the term ‘occult’.
The next day sees a New Moon in Aries but our focus is on the conjunction of both the Moon and the Sun also being present in Aries. This aspect intensifies the energies of the two celestial bodies, similar to beaming a laser directly into your personal chart with great power and focus. When the Moon and Sun are in the same star sign at the same time, it indicates that your willpower and emotions are each strengthened by the other’s energies. However, if your impartiality or viewpoint is under threat there would be a tendency to become selfish and have a closed mind. As this partnership will be focused on a particular aspect of your life, according to where the Moon and Sun are placed in your chart, take care not to fall victim to the strong concentration of energies leading you to burn-out, either emotionally or physically.
By the time you reach the mid-point of the week, again Aries is taking centre stage, this time with the Moon and Jupiter meeting in this star sign. Aries is the first astrological sign of the zodiac and tends to generate original and novel ideas and flashes of intuition that come out of the blue. The Aries influence makes this the perfect time to let go of things that have been holding you back and stopping you from reaching your full potential or from manifesting the life you desire. Aries energy is courageous and enables you to step into new and unknown areas that could serve for self-development and growth. The presence of Jupiter gives you the nudge for self-growth and expansion but the Aries energy will try to influence you to go as quickly as possible but, the slower the pace the more you will be able to identify a greater number of restrictions and blocks to be addressed. Jupiter generally encourages you to learn from others, whereas the Aries energy is likely to guide you towards self-directed study so you can set the pace of your learning.
As you head towards the weekend, you will have the influence of the Moon and Saturn who form a sextile angle. This combination has the capacity to bring opportunities to you, feeling almost as if the phone rings or someone knocks the door to bring them in. However, it is your own free will whether or not to accept them. With the pairing of the Moon and Saturn, your emotions will be settled and these celestial bodies bring focus onto both your home environment and life away from home, e.g. career.
Congratulations! You’ve made it to the end of the week and the influences come from both the Moon and Uranus meeting in Taurus. This is a time of self-realisation and you may find that you are able to break free of any outdated and restrictive patterns or practices that are holding you back – make sure to listen to your inner self and take note of what is being said. It is a good time to embrace the thoughts, ideas and feelings from your subconscious that you may otherwise reject; so take time to consider these and their meanings carefully. Your nighttime visions may generate thoughts and images that would be worth making a note of in a dream journal. Additionally, this partnership encourages you to embrace your passions, so you may wish to schedule an activity you know you enjoy, or one that energises you, particularly if it is one which provides you with a creative outlet.
The weekend begins with the Moon and Neptune coming together to form a sextile angle. This partnership has very similar energies to those present at the end of the week and, as such, this will be a brilliant time to engage in activities which allow you to use your imagination and creativity. This period is ideal for creating the opportunity to take time for yourself; perhaps relaxing with a book, watching a movie or even daydreaming – anything that allows you to feel like you are escaping to another world and lets your mind wander freely would be perfect.
As your week draws to a close, the Moon and Sun form a sextile angle that opens up opportunities for you to express your feelings and you may find that you feel able to be more assertive than usual. However, you will need to be cautious as there is also the possibility that communicating too forcefully could lead to offending others. Therefore, it is important to find compromise and, by doing so, it will lead to overall success. Furthermore, whilst you remember lessons of the past, this period will bring the realisation that it is not always necessary to keep holding on to, or to return to, things which no longer fit into your life and that you are able to let go.