“Drought” detail of print by Ava Reynolds
Welcome to the New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius, linked closely with serious, focused Saturn. During the next four weeks you might feel pressure to make solid plans or commitments or notice the first spring green blessings breaking ground in your world and endeavors from seeds of intention you already set in motion. You can feel renewed discipline and focus in achieving your goals. Issues can come to a head that have needed your attention, like dental work or joint replacements as Saturn rules the teeth and bones. As both Sun and Moon align in futuristic, world-community Aquarius, it is an excellent month to focus on your friendships, make new ones, and embark upon your next level of community interests and involvement.
Also during this consequential Cycle, Neptune departs Aquarius after a fourteen-year stint that deeply transformed society in creative and spiritual ways that continue to unfold until this cycle comes round again in 165 years. Neptune enters astronomical Pisces on March 14 until 2037. Read more about that in my full post. Importantly, now Saturn is carrying the Aquarian torch until the autumn of 2025. Saturn symbolizes giving birth to new forms and ways of organizing and will concretize many ideas dreamt up in the previous years. This follow-through will bring profound shifts in how society functions. As Aquarius rules humanity in general and our friendship and social alliances in particular, many will band together doing innovative projects, create new business models and ways of living in community. Maybe it is finally time for you to purchase that piece of land or business and build visionary communities with like-hearted others!
Thank you, Ava Reynolds, my wise young friend, for allowing me to share your artistic works with my readers. Please view more of Ava’s visions here.
Sidereal Astrology Mentoring and Readings
My posts are based on the true astronomical alignments of the planets with the constellations, also referred to as the sidereal zodiac. I use the phases of the Moon as the scaffold for my posts because the Moon functions like an energetic portal mediating between the heavens and our wondrous Earth. My entries are based on the aspects occurring each week as they crescendo, crest and dissipate over the course of their influence. As you work with and within the natural flow of time and the supportive cosmic energies that each unique SolLunar Cycle brings, life can flow with more ease, grace and understanding.
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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius
At the New Moon, you are sprouting like a seed with new creative inspiration. Receive your unique insights by sitting in meditation or just be open to new possibilities arising within you from the sea of infinite creation.
New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aquarius: Sun/Moon/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius Mon February 20 12:05 am MT
Even though the exact Sun/Saturn conjunction has already taken place a few days ago, both the Sun and Moon are still closely paired with determined, focused, serious Saturn as seeds of this Cycle are planted. During the next four weeks you might feel pressure or a readiness to make new commitments. Pay attention to the first spring green blessings breaking ground from seeds of intention you already set in motion. You can feel renewed discipline and focus in achieving your goals. Issues can come to a head that have needed your attention including dental or bone issues as those are astrologically governed by Saturn. Saturn helps you set better boundaries if need be or follow-through with grounded action on things you want to accomplish. As Sun and Moon align in futuristic, world-community Aquarius, it is an excellent month to focus on your friendships, make new ones, or on your community interests and involvements. Plan ahead for future journeys to visit new cultures and faraway places — Aquarius is calling.
This crescendos Sun February 19, crests Mon February 20, dissipates Tue February 21.
Mercury in Capricorn square Uranus in Aries: Tue February 21
Your mind — Mercury — can fizzle or spark with the electrical energy Uranus brings today. You or your idea might suddenly turn in a new direction. As Mercury also rules appliances, vehicles, communication systems, things can breakdown or require fixing.
This builds Mon February 20, crests Tue February 21, dissolves Wed February 22.
Mercury in Capricorn trine Mars in Taurus: Wed February 22
This is a practical, productive, stabilizing planetary aspect which is what transits through earth signs bring to the day. Tasks flow easily and successful solutions are discovered regarding projects.
This builds Tue February 21, crests Wed February 22, dissolves Thu February 23.
Sun in Aquarius quincunx Ceres in Virgo: Fri February 24
The Great Mother, Ceres, is now considered a dwarf planet, equal in stature to transformational Pluto. Ceres calls forth the desire to nurture and care for all that is in our care, including oneself. Ceres’s transit through Virgo supports choosing better nutrition, cleansing, being more discerning in all your choices. You may need to adjust your plans due to the needs of a community member. Consider not just what works for others but will also benefit you — a win/win stance. Stand up and share your views so your wise perspective can heard and considered.
This crescendos Wed February 22, crests Fri February 24, dissolves Sun February 26.
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Aquarius: Tue February 21
This nebulous pairing can feel dreamy, spacey, deceptive, imaginative depending on what’s happening in your life. Make time for who or what brings you creative joy. Aquarius also activates your future self beckoning you to keep going despite delays or doubts.
Moon/Venus/Jupiter/Chiron conjunction in Pisces: Wed February 22
View this beauty just after sunset on the western horizon. It brings expansive love, caring, healing energy to our world and it can also amplify emotions like grief, a flood of tears erupting from your tender heart.
Moon/North Node/Uranus conjunction in Aries: Fri February 24 – Sat February 25
This promotes taking a leap of faith, laying it all on the table, following an intuitive, even risky, hunch. Make some space for spontaneity in your plans.
First Quarter Moon
At the First Quarter Moon, you are called to action. The need to move forward with your recent insights can come via making a conscious choice or by challenging circumstances that require you make a move.
First Quarter Moon: Moon/Mars in Taurus square Sun in Aquarius: Mon February 27
When this activating phase of the Moon is linked to action-oriented Mars, emotions run hot and passionate, and lots can get done. The need to speak your truth is non-negotiable. Be wary of not attracting or creating an accident.
This crescendos Sun February 26, crests Mon February 27, dissipates Tue February 28.
Jupiter/Venus conjunction in Pisces: Wed March 1
These two planets are generally benefic, bringing heightened prosperity, love, creativity to all. It is a beauty to behold in the early evening hours of the night sky and a good time to plant seeds of heart-intention or just feel expansive love your being IS.
This builds Mon February 27, crests Wed March 1, dissipates Fri March 3.
Mercury/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius: Thu March 2
The mind can feel super focused and practical with this alignment or veer toward depression. The influence of future-seeing Aquarius can help you tap into your own future time-line so make plans as you look ahead. Create a vision board for the upcoming months.
This crescendos Wed March 1, crests Thu March 2, dissipates Fri March 3.
Sun in Aquarius sextile Uranus in Aries: Mon March 6
This optimistic aspect stimulates a desire for change, or to break free of needless rules and restrictions. Enjoy a change of plans that might bring new opportunities.
This builds Sat March 4, crests Mon March 6, dissipates Wed March 8.
Moon/Pallas Athene conjunction in Gemini trine Sun in Aquarius square Vesta/Venus/Chiron/Juno conjunction in Pisces: Wed March 1
That’s a mouthful! Translation? This organizing aspect is wonderful for devising a strategy, creating a curriculum, teaching a class. Given the strong influence of Pisces, it is especially good for caregivers or caretakers as they organize events for their patients or loved ones.
Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn: Fri March 3
Emotionally focus on family members, do home/remodel projects, clear out things from your past you might be ready to release/regift/recycle.
Full Moon in sidereal Leo/Aquarius
The Full Moon is the birth point of the current SolLunar Cycle. This can be a time of celebration or crisis, depending on your life circumstance. Feel the joy and relax into new discoveries and directions.
Full Moon in astronomical Leo/Aquarius: Moon in Leo opposite Sun in Aquarius: Tue March 7 5:40 am MT
Themes for a Leo Moon include rambunctious play, being creative, feeling joyful, healing your inner child, being with children, and partying. Aquarius often seeks or creates community or group events. Aquarius encourages every human to be the wild, eccentric, totally unique being they inherently are. Let off some steam via dancing, singing, playing, experiencing a release from the recent serious energies. As Full Moons often bring amplification to all kinds of energies, some may become out of balance creating a crisis that requires attention.
This crescendos Sun March 5, crests Tue March 7, dissipates Thu March 9.
Juno in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Fri March 10
This longer-range aspect has been building for a while, calling in new partnerships and alliances while also finishing others. With Pluto, some form of death and release is possible. The influence of Aries means you may have to go it alone for a while.
This builds Tue March 7, crests Fri March 10, dissolves Mon March 13.
Venus in Pisces sextile Mars in Taurus: Sat March 11
Compatibility, cooperation, collaboration are part of this stimulating sextile. Your sacred feminine and sacred masculine meet in harmony or balance, knowing what you love and ensuring your actions — Mars — are aligned with those desires and values — Venus.
This builds Thu March 9, crests Sat March 11, dissipates Mon March 13.
Jupiter/Chiron/Vesta conjunction in Pisces: Sun March 12
This longer-range aspect takes place in compassionate Pisces and merges enthusiastic, optimistic Jupiter with caring, healing, magical Chiron and focused Vesta. Some will use this gift to find collaborative partners for creative projects, some will find support working with and healing addictive patterns, some will head to the hot springs or spa in search of pure relaxation.
This builds Mon March 6, crests Sun March 12, dissipates Fri March 17.
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Virgo: Wed March 8
This caregiving aspect spans the range from smother-mothering your people or pets to cooking for the days ahead to beginning a health cleanse. The influence of Virgo also helps you create healthy boundaries on how you will or won’t help others, given your energy and interests now.
Moon/South Node in Libra opposite Juno/North Node in Aries: Sat March 11
Juno represents core partnerships, beloved mates, important colleagues. Today’s aspect helps you move into or out of relationships or ways of relating — Libra — based on your changing needs and desires — Aries.
Last Quarter Moon
With the Last Quarter Moon, you release what has been and simultaneously prepare for what will be as new desires perpetually arise in the next SolLunar Cycle.
Last Quarter Moon: Moon in Aquarius square Sun/Neptune in Aquarius square Mars in Taurus: Tue March 14
Today’s action-aspect sets the stage for the upcoming New SolLunar Cycle linked to imaginative, creative Neptune. You might use it to prepare a creative space, map out goals, create a vision board, convene with friends about a collaborative project or just to connect. Do stuff with the people who inspire you and whom you inspire. It’s a great day to head to the hot springs if you are lucky enough to be near some, shedding tension from the past three weeks.
This crescendos Mon March 13, crests Tue March 14, dissipates Wed March 15.
Neptune enters sidereal Pisces: Tue March 14
Neptune briefly entered sidereal Pisces last June 2022 but now begins in earnest to transit Pisces until 2037, a fourteen-year cycle. Perhaps Neptune feels most at home in Pisces as both energies rule the invisible worlds of physics and energy, the power of the imagination, creating art that both inspires and heals. The shadow aspects of this transit include getting lost in the realms of addictions or denial. It will surely bring deeper compassion for all who suffer on any level, uniting us as humans in the power of love to transform society. Onward we journey together, as one.
Venus in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Thu March 16
This tense square might create a desire to break free of strictures or rules and try something new to release recent tensions, including a new type of sport. It brings courage and endurance to athletic activities. Some take greater risks while others choose a more cautious approach.
This crescendos Tue March 14, crests Thu March 16, dissolves Sat March 18.
Sun/Neptune/Mercury entering Pisces squares Mars entering Gemini: Thu March 16
The core component of this tense aspect is Mars in a once-every-two-year waxing square to Neptune. This can bring out contradictions. Mars is fiery, Neptune is watery. Neptune likes to day-dream, Mars is all about action. This is also a highly creative aspect and, as it is embedded within a Sun/Mercury alignment, our mental capacities can feel inspired or confused. Machinery, vehicles, communication systems and computers might experience unexplainable happenings or mysteriously die.
This builds Tue March 14, crests Thu March 16, dissolves Sat March 18.
Venus in Aries sextile Saturn in Aquarius: Fri March 17
This love-ly aspect brings a desire to support our beloveds via practical actions, even in the more mundane, day-to-day tasks of life. It is great for adventuring with friends and trying a new place to meet up.
This builds Wed March 15, crests Fri March 17, dissolves Sun March 19.
SPRING EQUINOX in the Northern Hemisphere: Mon March 20 3:24 pm MT
This new beginning of our earthly spring coincides with the ending of our current SolLunar Cycle, encouraging both reflecting about the past and anticipating the future, while staying with your breath and body, listening to the present moment. This feels like an auspicious, welcomed reprieve, turning of the light in the year of the gentle, prosperous, prolific Water Rabbit.
Venus/North Node in Aries conjunction: Mon March 20
This once-yearly divine pairing helps us align with or launch new relationships, art, desires — Venus — as we notice where our future creative sparks are lighting the way — North Node.
This crescendos Sat March 18, crests Mon March 20, dissipates Wed March 22.
Moon/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn: Fri March 17
This is an intense, focused, purging aspect. You can feel your wilder side wanting to emerge. Appreciate your free, ever-creative being and channel it into actions.
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius: Sun March 19
This monthly conjunction feels lighter to me now that they meet up in friendship, futuristic Aquarius. Commit to a date with friends or to explore collaborations together.
Blessed New Moon ~ Sun/Moon/Neptune conjunction in sidereal Pisces: Tue March 21 11:23 am MT
RESOURCES FOR PERSONAL AND PLANETARY WELL-BEING
ENDEAVORS TO NURTURE
My dear friend, Julia Heemstra, has launched her cutting-edge humanitarian organization, AMANZI:WatertoSchools bringing water and opportunities to the schools in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, her childhood home where she grew up. Julia is one of the most focused, passionate, optimistic beings I know, as an elite athlete, as a bringer of wellness and mindfulness to all ages, and now with her collaborative organization, Julia continues to expand her lifelong commitment to humanitarian service.
PLANT BASED DIET
The reality and urgency of our current planetary crises is real, as our youngest citizens know in their bones. Please educate yourself about how plant-based eating is a central component in how you can help personally restore ecological balance as well as create greater health and vitality for you and your beloveds.
The Game Changers: This inspiring movie and storytelling about vegan super-athletes and warriors educates us about the many benefits of a vegan diet and addresses the ‘meat protein myth’.
COWSPIRACY, What the Health and now SEASPIRACY are must-see movies for all humans who care about personal health, animal well-being, social justice, climate change, the health of our Earth. Become educated about the important information shared by these courageous and visionary filmmakers and activists and considering eating mostly plant-based, if not becoming fully vegan in your consumer choices.
JIN SHIN JYUTSU
Health is in your Hands. Here’s a helpful tool to help you maintain health, calm, balance during these stressful but extraordinary times. I am a proponent of Jin Shin Jyutsu and have been a practitioner since 1983. This beautiful, easy-to-use book and card set teaches you the ancient Art of Jin Shin Jyutsu, the Art of Self Healing. JSJ’s premise is that by applying the jumper-cable of your hands to various points on the body, you can clear your own stress on a daily basis, freeing up stuck energy that leads to patterns of dis-ease, while activating the renewed flow of qi and vigor on all levels, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. Explore JSJ and teach yourself and those you love this simple tool for centering and radiant vitality.