The first half of April burns brightly and is dominated by the fiery archetype of Aries. As Aries season seeks a fresh start, a series of squares with Pluto in Capricorn intensifies efforts to transform. Eris, the goddess of strife is awakened as Venus, the Sun and Mercury move through the fiery territory of late Aries.
Venus in Aries squares Pluto on the Aries New Moon on the 11th, magnetizing the power of relationships and creativity as a cycle of rebirth is seeded. The Sun's square to Pluto on the 16th is an intensification of purpose and ambition. Mercury's square to Pluto on the 17th empowers the mental realm and the urge to investigate deeply and speak with the force of power.
The energy shifts as Venus enters her rulership of Earthy Taurus on the 14th, soon followed by Mercury and the Sun on the 19th. Taurus seeks a more stable ground and less combativeness than Aries, however, as these planets make their way to conjunctions with Uranus,...
"One day there will be girls and women whose name will no longer just signify the opposite of the male but something in their own right, something which does not make one think of any supplement or limit but only of life and existence: the female human being.
This step forward... will transform the experience of love, which is now full of error, alter its root and branch, reshape it into a relation between two human beings and no longer between man and woman.
And this more human form of love (which will be performed in infinitely gentle and considerate fashion, true and clear in its creating of bonds and dissolving of them) will resemble the one we are struggling and toiling to prepare the way for, the love that consists in two solitudes protecting, defining and welcoming one another.”
- Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926)
The Full Moon on March 28 at 2:48 pm EDT at 8 degrees Libra/Aries is an illumination of the transformative power of love and humility. Wounded hearts yearn...
In this episode of The Radiant Astrology Podcast, my guest is Evolutionary Astrologer and artist, Tara Aal. We discuss the meaning of Jupiter as an archetype and its transit through Pisces, the sign of its traditional rulership.
As a native Jupiter in Pisces in the 12th house, Tara shares her insights on Jupiter as an indicator of untapped potential as well as one's own connection to the numinous.
The dates of the upcoming transit of Jupiter in Pisces are:
May 13 - July 29, 2021
December 28, 2021 - May 10, 2022
October 28, 2022 - December 20, 2022
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About Tara Aal
Tara Aal is an evolutionary astrologer,...
In this episode of The Radiant Astrology Podcast, my guest is Archetypal Astrologer Becca Tarnas, PhD.
In my interview with Dr. Tarnas, she illuminates how archetypal astrology expands the concepts of the planetary forces active in the experience of the individual psyche as well as the collective. We can see them present in the experience of one’s inner life as well as the broader context of history.
Becca is also a scholar of Carl Jung who developed the concept of the archetypes, originated from Plato, and I ask her about how Jungian depth psychology informs her work as an archetypal and counseling astrologer.
We also explore this year’s Saturn-Uranus squares and how they may manifest in collective transformation through ‘schisms’ of conflicting philosophies and viewpoints.
Dr Tarnas will be our Keynote speaker in The Astrology of Awakening II: Renewal of Hope, a free online summit April 15 - 18. Get your free tickets at ...
The New Moon in Pisces arrives March 13 at 2:21 am PST / 5:21 am EST at 23 degrees, inviting a necessary retreat and an indulgent escape.
As the Sun and Moon are separating from their dissolving contact with Neptune, this New Moon period is infused with fantasy. We may feel spent or depleted. The life force is calling for rest and rejuvenation, perhaps after a period of overwhelming activity.
New Moons are always times of renewal, when the cycle of the Moon comes to a close and the circle of life and growth begins again. In Pisces, there is most likely a necessary ending, of a relationship, a pattern or a karmic tie. Before we can create the magic of a new cycle, we must clear space and resolve the ghosts of the past.
Loving Venus is exalted in Pisces and is joining mystical Neptune this night. The yearning for love, acceptance and pleasure can be overwhelming and perhaps impossible to satiate. Venus yearns for something beyond, to indulge...
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[Podcast] Astrology of 2021 with Wendy Stacey
My returning guest on this week's podcast is legendary astrologer Wendy Stacey of the Mayo School of Astrology in the UK. Wendy has an excellent way of envisioning the influences of the planetary cycles on society and our personal lives. We take a look at some of the most significant transits and their correlations in society for 2021.
Some of the topics covered in this episode include:
• The continued influence of Pluto near the end of Capricorn and its expression in fear, anxiety and forces of power
• The clash of Saturn in Aquarius with Uranus in Taurus in science, climate change and philosophical conflicts
• The healing potential of...
As we glide into March, we sense the momentum gaining traction toward a new season and a new horizon. Lots of Mutable energy keeps us on our feet and all planets are direct, providing a sense of progress in the air.
Mars’ entry into Gemini on March 4 shifts the action planet from the plodding Earth of Taurus into the Air sign of Gemini where he’s quicker on his feet and able to pivot and respond more nimbly. While this can be a welcome change from the past couple of months of drudgery, we’ll want to watch our combative knee-jerk reactions, especially in communication, as Mars squares Mercury.
The first half of March has a numinous quality as the Sun, Venus, and eventually Mercury dance with dreamy Neptune in ethereal Pisces. Neptune elevates to ordinary into the ideal, a yearning for romance, or a soul craving for inspiration beyond this world. The Pisces New Moon seeks escape, retreat and a sweet reset.
We're in between the eclipse seasons of Nov/Dec...
VENUS IN PISCES
Venus has entered Pisces, sign of her exaltation. The goddess of attraction desires fantasy and escapist pleasures, through March 21.
Pisces elevates Venusian aesthetics to a glamour, a hazy facade that entices and fascinates. Romance, relating, even money can have a more nebulous quality as Venus difts out to sea.
February's Aquarius stellium showed us just how chilly the cold realm of Air can be. Now with the Sun and loving Venus both in the water sign of Pisces, there's the potential of a thaw as Piscean compassion dissolves boundaries.
Venus under Pisces spell wants to melt in her lover's arms, or even sacrifice her own needs for the beloved. The challenge here is the tendency to idealize others and by doing so, their image becomes distorted. Or perhaps, in our insecurity to disappoint another's image of us, we seek to escape or be just out of reach. The dream lover is never quite as inspiring as the real thing... or is it?
Today, February 17 is the first of three exact squares of Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Taurus - the forces of authority and restriction colliding with the radical, unexpected or unusual. There's an urgent desire for massive change as well as a forceful resistance response.
The exalted Taurus Moon, symbolic of the people, aligns with erratic Uranus, highlighting a rising rebellion, in the collective as well as in nature. One example would be the attempt at student loan forgiveness. While this would be a progressive movement forward (Uranus) having to do with money and survival (Taurus), right now while this may be moving forward there is still much resistance by many in the government (Saturn) as to how much to forgive.
It's truly a winter of discontent as temperatures plummet and much of the U.S. finds itself in a frozen tundra, sadly many without power. Much of the world is experiencing lockdown fatigue and are reaching a breaking point. But it's within this clash that evolution...