“Emerald Green River” photograph by Jana Craighead Smith
The planetary aspects happening at the seed moment of each New SolLunar Cycle help identify some of the overall themes for the upcoming four weeks. The birth point of this New Moon in sidereal Pisces packs a punch with its complex geometries and influences. Both Sun and Moon meet up with nebulous, magical Neptune in Pisces, helping us see through illusions or smokescreens and also to access the creative power of the imagination. The positive sextile to cathartic Pluto encourages rapid change to keep evolving and not go ‘retro’. An opposition to environmental, food-producing, health-care oriented Ceres in Virgo signify challenging events or growth opportunities may occur regarding those arenas. And the square to activist Mars makes for confrontations, mediation, given the sometimes polarizing nature of Gemini, and bold actions linked to standing one’s ground and speaking one’s truth.
Also during this Cycle we are swirled between the cleansing waters of past completions and fiery ignitions of a beckoning future, all linked to a major transit regarding Jupiter. This planet of optimism and expansiveness is getting ready to complete a year-long transit through watery, empathic, dreaming Pisces and makes its entrance into sidereal Aries on April 25. Aries is a fire sign, is pioneering, initiatory, likes to take immediate action which can make Aries accident-prone. With this key transit, we are now cosmically shifted out of the past three years of collective breakdowns which led to the redefinition of everything, to a felt-sense of being reborn again, forward-looking, rising up with renewed energy, vision. This also manifests as a desire to be the boss of your life, whatever that means for you, in charge of who, where and what you choose to give your time and energy to.
Thank you again, Jana Craighead Smith, for allowing me to use your unique and other-worldly portraits of water for this post, the perfect visual imagery for so many watery events unfolding in the heavens.
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.
I delight in mentoring students—individually, with families or groups, and via workshops and conferences—who want to learn more about how to use sidereal astrology as a helpful tool for insight and awakening. Consider booking a mini-reading with me for $44 or $88, the numbers of living your Mastery on Earth. In these short readings, I discuss key personal transits that are happening for you in 2022 and beyond. Send me an email if you are interested in those options, or a full Natal Map, Update, Relationship Map, Young Adult or Child’s Map. Thank you!
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New SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Pisces
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 Pisces: Sun/Moon/Neptune conjunction in Pisces sextile Pluto in Capricorn opposite Ceres in Virgo square Mars in Gemini: Tue March 21 11:23 am MDT
The planetary aspects happening at the seed moment of each New SolLunar Cycle help identify some of the overall themes for the upcoming four weeks. The birth point of this New Moon in sidereal Pisces packs a punch with its complex geometries and influences. Both Sun and Moon meet up with nebulous, magical Neptune in Pisces, helping us see through illusions or smokescreens and also to access the creative power of the imagination. The positive sextile to cathartic Pluto encourages rapid change to keep evolving and not go ‘retro’. An opposition to environmental, food-producing, health-care oriented Ceres in Virgo signify challenging events or growth opportunities may occur regarding those arenas. And the square to activist Mars makes for confrontations or mediation, given the sometimes polarizing nature of Gemini, and bold actions linked to standing one’s ground and speaking one’s truth.
This crescendos on Mon March 20, crests Tue March 21, dissipates Wed March 22..
Venus/Juno conjunction in Aries: Tue March 21
This annual pairing links what we most love and value with partners and helpers of all sorts with whom we enjoy spending our valuable time. Attune to the support offered by your invisible spirit friends and guides who can help clarify your intentions or manifest dreams. You might impulsively — Aries — treat or buy a gift for a special human or animal in your life.
This builds Sun March 19, crests Tue March 21, dissipates Thu March 23.
Mars in Gemini quincunx Pluto in Capricorn: Sat March 25
This slightly uncomfortable connection brings out willfulness in many, each wanting to do it their way. Negotiate without compromising your core values or just move onto a new situation that feels better.
This crescendos Thu March 23, crests Sat March 25, dissipates Mon March 27.
Mercury/Chiron/Jupiter conjunction in Pisces: Sun March 26 – Mon March 27
Poetic, musical Mercury in Pisces joins with healing Chiron and optimistic Jupiter inspiring you to write your own tunes and poems or be uplifted by listening to your favorite artists. It brings compassion and non-judgment to the mind. Forgiveness, apologizing or finding acceptance are part of its gift.
This crescendos Sat March 25, crests Sun March 26 and Mon March 27, dissolves Tue March 28.
Moon/Jupiter/Chiron conjunction in Pisces: Wed March 22
Emotions spill out and tears flow easily with this triad. You can feel more emotionally vulnerable or sensitive. Similar to the above aspect, it also brings feelings of compassion and non-judgment. Forgiveness, apologizing or finding acceptance are part of this energy.
Moon/North Node conjunction in Aries: Thu March 23
If possible, don’t over plan today with this adventurous, exploratory pairing as you follow the impulse of the unfolding present moment magically guiding you toward exciting developments coming your way.
Moon/Juno/Venus/Uranus conjunction in Aries: Fri March 24
This brings partnership potential and expanding growth for alliances and creative interests, experimental dates, spontaneous trips.
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: Sun in Pisces square Moon/Mars in Gemini: Tue March 28
This dynamic makes for a busy, take-action day of multi-tasking, communicating with many, educating yourself regarding an interest, exploring options and forcefully voicing your opinion given the bold energy of Mars.
This builds Mon March 27, crests Tue March 28, dissolves Wed March 29.
Venus/Uranus conjunction in Aries: Thu March 30
Conjunctions between planets always set something new in motion or finally close a door. This one involves arenas linked to love, money, self-worth. Uranus’s influence can be swift, sudden, even shocking.
This crescendos Tue March 28, crests Thu March 30, dissolves Sat April 1.
Mars in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius: Thu March 30
This efficient, energizing aspect in air signs — air element: guiding our relationships and communications — brings multifarious connections, traveling with friends or colleagues, sharing tons of information or important materials via the many options we have to expand our knowledge on any subject.
This crescendos Tue March 28, crests Thu March 30, dissolves Sat April 1.
Mercury in Aries square Pluto in Capricorn: Mon April 3
With Mercury in Aries, the mind seeks new ideas and can receive spontaneous insights. The square to Pluto brings depth or obsessiveness to our thoughts and can be good for research or writing. Capricorn’s focus is on politics, business, institutions and how to release old notions and revitalize our collective thinking.
This crescendos Sun April 2, crests Mon April 3, dissolves Tue April 4.
Moon in Cancer opposite Pluto in Capricorn: Thu March 30
The tension of an opposition can bring polarization or perspective. This one in the signs of home and family — Cancer — and work and society — Capricorn — helps us rebalance our lives or decide what to prioritize.
Moon in Cancer trine Sun in Pisces: Fri March 31
I’m happy to report this geometry brings a lovely flow to your day and relations feel supportive and full of grace.
Moon/Ceres conjunction in Virgo: Tue April 4
With this nourishing aspect, focus on your health choices or be forced to under Virgo’s influence which sorts and sifts what should stay, what needs to go. An excellent day for cleaning or purging things, too. Decide where you want to volunteer.
Full Moon in sidereal Virgo/Pisces
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 sidereal Virgo/Pisces: Sun/Chiron conjunction in Pisces opposite Moon in Virgo: Wed April 5 10:34 pm MDT
As this Full Moon is exactly linked to Chiron — the wounded healer and the magical shaman who brings miracles — healing crises can pop up or be resolved or situations manifest that require a different approach from what has worked in the past. Choose to explore your own healing talents by taking a class, studying a new modality, or simply be a supportive listener offering sage advice to a person in need. Book appointments for your own self-care during this five-day period and feel infinitely revived.
This builds Mon April 3, crests Wed April 5, dissolves Fri April 7.
Mercury/North Node conjunction in Aries: Wed April 5
This is a perfect launch date for a blog, book, website or communications blitz or you might feel motivated to create such materials. It might be hard to focus on just one thing as the fire of Aries can be impatient, sporadic and gets easily bored.
This builds Tue April 4, crests Wed April 5, dissolves Thu April 6.
Mercury in Aries sextile Mars in Gemini: Fri April 7
This quick-thinking aspect aids us in both intellectual and athletic pursuits. Runners run with ease and feel especially joyful and free.
This crescendos Thu April 6, crests Fri April 7, dissipates Sat April 8.
Juno/Uranus conjunction in Aries: Mon April 10
There is currently tons of motivating and impulsive Aries fire lighting up the heavens activating various planets. This longer-range aspect signals a sudden shift in key partnerships in your life, everything from facing issues or new directions with a beloved, to finding a new health care provider or contractor, to breakthroughs with a friend. You might feel ready to go it alone for a while as new possibilities swirl around you.
This builds Fri April 7, crests Mon April 10, dissipates Thu April 13.
Sun/Jupiter conjunction in Pisces: Tue April 11
This most sunny of conjunctions brings expansion, optimism and hope to our world. Jupiter also trigger excessive behaviors and going overboard, liking buying something beyond your current budget. Pisces encourages creativity, listening and resting. This aspect can mark a key political or social event affecting our collective human psyche.
This crescendos Sun April 9, crests Tue April 11, dissipates Thu April 13.
Venus in Taurus trine Pluto in Capricorn: Tue April 11
Positive and productive in nature, this lovely trine brings good news or encourages organizing and researching trends affecting your financial and physical health.
This builds Sun April 9, crests Tue April 11, dissipates Thu April 13.
Moon/South Node in Libra opposite Mercury/North Node in Aries: Fri April 7
This brings busyness and making conscious shifts in our personal and professional lives, like signing contracts, tidying up the desk or work area, clearing inboxes. As the lunar nodes signify both our past and future selves, people from the past may reappear or new alliances of import begin.
Moon in Scorpio opposite Venus in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius: Sun April 9
This sharp-edged aspect brings intensity to conversations as well as finding the balance between knowing when to delve deeper and when to just let things be as they are for a while longer. Important decisions can be made during astrological squares.
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: Sun/Jupiter in Pisces square Moon in Sagittarius near Pluto: Thu April 13
Important events are taking shape in the ethers — Sun/Jupiter conjunction — and will soon manifest in our future lives as the next SolLunar Cycle in sidereal Aries begins on Wed April 19. The last week of this current Cycle brings key turning-points as the Moon aligns with releasing and regenerative Pluto, aiding us to complete tasks of the past and creating open space for the new and the next.
This crescendos Wed April 12, crests Thu April 13, dissolves Fri April 14.
Venus in Taurus square Saturn in Aquarius: Fri April 14
This square tends to bring serious news, helps us complete tasks that aren’t that fun but need to be done, or to be realistic about what is happening in love, financial, and self-worth dimensions.
This builds Wed April 12, crests Fri April 14, dissipates Sun April 16.
Moon in Capricorn square Mercury in Aries: Fri April 14
This harsh, edgy square mirrors tense conversations you might have today. You may feel a pushiness in your soul to set things in motion.
Moon/Saturn conjunction in Aquarius: Sat April 15
As this is happening the same day as Jupiter enters Aries, doors are both closing or opening regarding opportunities or desires. It brings a sense of commitment and devotion to those you care about.
Moon/Neptune conjunction in Pisces opposite Ceres in Virgo: Mon April 17
This imaginative, compassionate aspect wraps up this Cycle and encourages rest, relaxation and contemplation to help you energetically restore before the upcoming dynamic New Moon in square to Pluto. Visit your favorite water environments.
Blessed New Moon in sidereal Aries: Wed April 19 10:12 pm MDT
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.