The weekly horoscope for March 11 – 20. We enter Pisces decan 3 the zone of the impossible, for here we have aeronautical fishes! This decan contains high-flying Pegasus and it’s accident-prone star Scheat. By now we are all bursting to get out of the womb into springtime. Well that’s how it is in the northern hemisphere anyhow, which always prompts me to ponder on how the zodiac works across the world. The sidereal zodiac seems to be less biased towards the northern hemisphere, but it still has a starting point, it’s just no one seems to agree on the same one. The wonderful thing about the equinoxes and the solstices points is that they never change and we all know where we are with it. 0º Aries is always the first day of spring. The Sun follows the same birth to death cycle as it’s creations in nature; From seed to blossom to harvest and then back to the earth or underworld. 4 seasons, 4 directions, 4 archangels and 4 elements. The four cardinal signs represent the changing of the seasons, when we are at a crossroads. The cross has 4 choices, three paths forward or we could even just go back.
So we are walking up that road now and we can see the crossroads of spring on the horizon. It makes no difference what hemisphere we are in because we are approaching the spring inside our head. The tropical zodiac is a wonderful map of correspondences, harmonics and resonance. Like musical notes and colour, they are uncannily connected, but we don’t really know why that should be. It just is.. At the same time we are living creatures and respond like plants and animals to the amount of daylight hours there are in the day. The northern hemisphere does have a much stronger connection to the seasons and having spent some time in the southern hemisphere it really does seem to be an evergreen Eden in comparison. Modern life (and to some extent emigration.) has loosened the connection to these important circadian rhythms and cycles innate within our biology. Our cells respond to nature like clockwork and the wonderful thing about astrology is that it reminds us just how connected everything is.
Prediction has this hocus-pocus magic image, but it’s not really. What is so spooky about predicting that a sunflower seed will grow into a sunflower? If one plants it in the right month, in the right soil and it gets enough sun and water that is and human beings are much the same. In the ancient times physicians were also astrologers, that’s why there is a zodiac on the ceiling of the Royal College of Physicians in London. Great healers and astrologers of the past Paracelsus, and Nicolas Culpeper knew the correspondences between the months of the year (Tropical zodiac) and the body. One interesting example of the zodiac/body connection is that Aries rules the head and a phenomena known as cluster headaches are found to “occur more often around solstices, or spring and autumn equinoxes” ~ Wiki. Those are the cardinal points and Aries is the prime cardinal sign so it makes sense. Why it should be is a bit of a mystery, still, like people going nutty at the full Moon, the skeptic in me is reassured when I uncover more proof.
Back to Pisces decan 3 whom I actually described as “hotheads” and who “can make calamitous mistakes by over-reaching themselves… are natural daredevils and aim high in all things. They are prone to accidents due to their impulsive natures”. We in effect tipping over from heels back to head. No wonder it’s a little disorientating. The aspect patterns over the week don’t help this somersault much. They are just a continuation of last weeks twitchy, witchy T-square, the Cardinal (soon to be cross!) T-square and a frustrated Mars retrograde making an irritation triangle to the Full moon in Virgo. Marsy boy is on lucky Spica though and the new Moon falls in the chalice. “… it’s a space womb! In the chart Mars is the fertilising sperm, even more profoundly the red planet is on the fixed star Spica, which is also associated with fertility and brilliant creations. If you want to get pregnant I suggest you go for it in the two weeks from the New moon to this Full Moon.” Sun trine Saturn on March 13 should help make that fertilisation take root. For those lucky lambs that can then, I suggest ten days in bed making whoopee until the spring equinox. No “headache darling” excuses!!
WEEKLY HOROSCOPE ASPECTS
March 11 Mercury on Sadalsuud & Deneb Adige, Mercury square Saturn, Mercury square Sedna.
March 13 Mercury on Sador, Sun trine Saturn
March 14 Sun on Markab, Ceres square Lilith, Mercury trine Mars, Sun sextile Sedna.
March 16 Full Moon at 26º Virgo 5.09pm. Mercury on Gienah (Cyg)
March 18 Venus sextile Uranus, Mercury trine North Node, Mercury trine Ceres
March 19 Mercury on Enif.