March 2015

Read my published weekly scope: http://www.straight.com/life/397431/your-horoscope-february-26-march-4-2015

March Overview:

On March 1, Mercury in Aquarius will complete a long delayed opposition with Jupiter. They were very close to making this aspect back on January 21, but just before the mission could be accomplished, Mercury reversed his course. It’s the reason you may have felt stymied or waylaid, that you’ve wrangled your way along a track of just-out-0f-reach or almost-but-not-quite ready or there yet. That will now change.

Starting with the Mercury/Jupiter take-flight transit on March 1, March and April are hotwired for action. Jupiter and Uranus align by trine on March 3. This marks the midway point of a one year growth, mobilization, and acceleration cycle. The first of three Jupiter/Uranus trines happened on Sept 25, 2014, the last will occur on June 2. Each one of these three dates marks a peak in the cycle. A trine between Jupiter and Uranus can make for excellent synchronicity, opportunity, and luck. Together they will stimulate, excite, awaken, upgrade, mobilize, emancipate, and liberate. The transit is one of growth and/or of growing beyond. Jupiter/Uranus sparks fresh life where-ever it goes. The transit also boosts confidence, creativity, inspiration, courage, independence, risk taking, modernization, and reinvention.

Jupiter/Uranus will also mobilize the weather, social trends, speculative markets, protests, politics and hot button issues. A trine aspect is one of ease, it allows for whatever is building to gain a better, stronger wind. It is a reason that radicalization, social contagion, disease, or epidemics can become more wide-spread. When Jupiter/Uranus hit the first trine back in September of 2014, Ebola was a growing concern. Just a week later, Thomas Eric Dunn, the first reported patient case in the USA, died. While this Jupiter/Uranus transit has been on the move, ISIL has been too.

Although the Jupiter/Uranus transit is optimized on March 2/3, the window of opportunity is not fleeting. Jupiter and Uranus will continue to facilitate one another through mid August, so expect for life and opportunity to stay well energized.

March 5 delivers a full moon in Virgo. Watch the day before for major action regarding money, survival, social justice, politics, and relationship matters. Venus trine Jupiter can make for an especially lucrative, fresh, or happy-making go of it, but Venus conjunct Uranus and square Pluto can also trip a short fuse. March 4 can produce a time is ripe, or time has come day. On March 11 Mars triggers both Uranus and Pluto. The day’s offerings could fall in the category of quite unexpected, abrupt, volatile, or eruptive.

Saturn begins a four-month retrograde tour on March 14. The retrograde cycle can knock a wall down and/or redirect priorities. Inwardly and outwardly, Saturn retrograde can call under question how you frame it or legitimize it. Dealings with authority and the system also come under review. Saturn retrograde in Sagittarius calls for more questioning regarding what you/we know, believe, and/or accept as fact, as reality, as the only way.

March 16, just two days after Saturn turns retrograde, Uranus squares Pluto for the seventh and last time since the acceleration cycle started in 2012. It doesn’t end there though. Uranus/Pluto will continue to stay on task through 2015 and the first half of 2016. As you must know by now, when it comes to the bring it up to speed reality upgrades, this is a leave no stone unturned cycle.

March 20 brings the first eclipse of the year. It is a super new moon, a solar eclipse at 29 Pisces. The Vernal Equinox occurs just over 12 hours later. At the last degree of Pisces and ending at the North Pole, this eclipse raises the attention of the masses and stirs the tides of collective. This super new moon eclipse can bring something of significance to culmination or it can seed with more potency. Note that beyond all things to do with water and oceans, Pisces is also the sign attributed to oil. Mars conjunct Eris, the goddess of discord, suggests the eclipse can fire up some kind of fight, competition, politics, initiative, or forward thrust. Lastly, a solar eclipse usually heralds a notable birth or death, or a major action time for someone of prominence.

Full Moon:     March 5: 10:05 am (14 Virgo 50)

Solar Eclipse, Super New Moon:     March 20: 2:36 am (29 Pisces 27)

March 12: Mercury enters Pisces: 8:52 pm

March 14: Saturn retrograde: 8:02 am (4 Sag 56)

March 17: Venus enters Taurus: 3:15 am

March 20: Vernal Equinox: Sun enters Aries 3:45 pm

March 30: Mercury enters Aries: 6:44 pm

March 31: Mars enters Taurus: 9:27 am

**March 16: Uranus square Pluto #7

Dates to watch: March 1 – 5, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16 – 18, 20, 21, 25, 27, 30, 31

ARIES (March 21- April 19)

One way or another, March springs you into action. Thanks to Venus, Mars, and Uranus in Aries, you’ll find yourself on a lively fast track. March 2, 3 are fortuitous, perhaps even exceptional, create-it dates. The second week of the month is also a get-the-show-on the-road time. You should do quite fine regarding confidence, creativity, know how, and rapport from March 8 to March 10. March 11 anything goes. You could make an exciting breakthrough or discovery, but it also a hot-button or accident prone day as Mars forms a conjunction to Uranus in the morning and a square aspect with Pluto in the evening. Watch for hot triggers and as best you can, stay out of the line of fire.

March 14 to 16 is another turning point, or shift of priorities or objectives time. March 20 and 21 sets you on another fresh page go.

TAURUS (April 20 -May 20)

Be your interest along a material, career, or heart-centered track, you are most definitely ready for something fresh and new to sink into. Whether it takes you by surprise or whether you have set your timer on it, Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter on March 1 could spring it/you free. A new career trajectory, home or personal life chapter could be a radical departure from what you’ve known, but it is one that you’ll recognize as a vast improvement.

Look to Venus, Mars and Uranus in Aries to keep you fired up and to keep the action going strong for at least the first half of the month. Even so, to a large extent, there’s more hidden from view than is riding on the surface. If you have any health concerns, check in with a professional. Should you have an inkling that things aren’t up to snuff, don’t down play your intuition, especially regarding the tools, equipment, vehicles, or relationships you need to keep life up and running.

March 4 can pile it on thick. Whether it’s an unexpected shove or a welcome opportunity, this day may provide the push you need. The full moon in Virgo on March 5 can provide an opportunity to correct, fix, or heal, to fill it in or top it up with something better. At the very least, it can offer you a fun night out.

Saturn’s turn to retrograde can prompt you to get a better rein on finances or yourself. Watch for the solar eclipse of March 20 to jettison you into your future and to distance you from your past in some significant way. Look to attraction planet Venus in Taurus, March 17 to April 11, and action planet Mars in Taurus, Mar 31 to May 11, to refresh and replenish you. The next two to three months provides you with a lot more to work with and toward.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21)

March opens with Mercury, your ruler, on a great take-flight trajectory. Take a risk on a new adventure – it could be your “it” ticket. Go independent; explore a new lifestyle, belief system, or education track; say hello. Synchronicity can deliver big. The transit could surprise you with news, a visitor, an opportunity, discovery, or windfall. Jupiter’s trine to Uranus on March 3 can dish up something social or eventful. Venus and Mars in Aries will also keep it fresh and lively. Look around, you’ll find plenty of fresh prospects on the market.

Stay alert for the unexpected March 5. The full moon could necessitate a home repair, a renegotiation, or another search. To the plus, the full moon brings the opportunity to make a necessary and opportune upgrade, correction, or repair. There’s also a potential to negotiate a better bargain.

A new relationship or money making venture can fire up and/or move to the next level quite quickly. If it’s meant to be, you’ll know it right off the bat.

CANCER (June 22-July 22)

Off with the old, on with the new, you’ll hit a faster speed track as of now. Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter on March 1 heightens self awareness and sees you gain on yourself in some major way. The transit also prompts you to be more of a risk taker and/or to cut cords where it does you the most good. The first week of the month could dish up something unexpected and timely. It could be a big money week. Too, you could find yourself let off the hook or sudden set free. A single moment could be the “it” moment that changes everything. Impulse or impulsiveness can strike. It’s good when it loans you the courage to do what is in your higher interests, but make sure you keep a thought to safety and avoid a foolish risk or you could end up with a hefty bill. This Mercury/Jupiter transit could also see someone enter or exit your life in a striking way.

Venus and Mars in Aries egg you on to fight a good battle on your own behalf. Along with Uranus in Aries at peak with Jupiter, the month’s start is an ideal time to go independent or to launch your own business. Extending an opportunity trine with Uranus through July, Jupiter in Leo gives you more resources to work with and will continue to boost your confidence and success ratio through August. A new career undertaking or investment holds lucrative promise.

Of course, given the set up of the stars, it could have the look of life happening to you rather than you choosing it; either way, the job gets done. Uranus, Pluto and the rest of the gang are determined to open you up to a new life. March 9 requires that you hit the ground running. March 11 can be a day of high stress, sudden disruption, or conflict. Try not to be overly reactive or to stand in the line of fire.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

You’ll have maximum fire power through the first few days of the month.

Mercury/Jupiter puts life on the runway of radical departure, springboard, or take flight. It’s an eventful, perhaps even momentous time. Something or someone could light a fresh spark, make a big impression, or change everything for you. Thanks to the transiting moon in Leo making a stack of optimal aspects, March 2 could prove to be your Midas day.

Jupiter in Leo is optimized by synchronicity planet Uranus on March 3, attraction planet Venus on March 4, and action planet Mars on March 9. Make the most of it while the getting it so good. Know that your opportunity is not fleeting. Jupiter and Uranus will continue to keep the window open through August. The effect of the solar eclipse on March 20 is already energized. Watch March 21 for another forward thrust peak.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)

Busy days continue. March 1, Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter can bring a major release, major breakthrough, and/or kick start something more. You should be able to work it out much better from here. Mercury/Jupiter awakes and enlightens; it will get you much better clued in and/or point you in the direction of a much better solution, process, or job opportunity. Your health can hit a major upswing too. Don’t hesitate to try an alternative method, procedure, or path.

The days preceding the Virgo full moon on March 5 stack all the bases. There’s opportunity to create, to act, to correct, improve, gain advantage or a whole lot more.

March 4 sends you into action and sees you move past a significant threshold. This can be a leap of faith or a push come to shove day. From this point forward, there is no turning back. Mars trine Jupiter on March 9 continues to prompt big steps, risk taking, and initiatives. It’s all or nothing time. March 11 can be confrontational or sudden catapult day. Mars/Uranus is an accident prone and reactive combination. Keep alert, keep a lid on.

Saturn’s turn to retrograde on March 14 can help you to get a better handle on whatever has escaped you or mushroom beyond your control. The solar eclipse of March 20 offers another fresh start opportunity for personal or intimate relationship matters and finances. Venus in Taurus, starting March 17 and Mars into Taurus, starting March 31, also help to confirm or solidify the direction forward. Venus and Mars in Taurus will help you to you to get a better, steadier handle on it all.

LIBRA (Sept 22-Oct 22)

Mercury’s opposition with Jupiter on March 1 could be a headline-making, excitement generating, or raise-the-bar day. The transit makes for great synchronicity, travel, entertainment, brainstorms, discovery, or finds. A tradeshow, conference, workshop, social or sports event is sure to deliver the goods. Perhaps there’s something extra special to do, or someone extra special to spend time with. An introduction, first stab at it, or creative endeavour can deliver big. A goal or crusade can arouse the passionate warrior in you. The good roll will continue through the first few days of the month. Luck, opportunity and create-it potential is at peak on March 2 and 3. March 4 and 5 can also deliver but there can be more to solve or work out; added expense, stress, or complication is likely.

Planned or not, March 6 to 12 can put you on the go. There’s more than the usual to contend with, especially on March 7 and 11. March 12 to 16 is a switch track time. March 20, 21 is another springboard time, especially for those born Sept 22 – 24.

SCORPIO (Oct 23~Nov 22)

March stars are built for speed. Mercury/Jupiter on March 1 is a hit-the-ground running transit. A new address, home life, or career track is ideally timed. Expect to find yourself on a rapid learning curve. Too, start of the month could put you in the limelight and/or bring special attention your way. A new line of work or work project, a new procedure, equipment, technology, contract, marketing campaign or social network can be your golden ticket.

The full moon on March 5 could bring something unexpected. No matter how it shapes up in the moment, it is an advantage. There’s an opportunity to correct or improve upon, to fill in a missing blank, or to pick up where you left off.

March 9, show the person in charge just how gun-ho you are. It’s a great day to push for what you want and/or to go the extra mile.

There’s plenty riding on it from March 11 to 17. This can be a breakthrough or redirect time. Too, as Saturn turns retrograde, it’s time to take what you already have amassed or learned, and rather than keep adding or searching, to pull back and/or to work it from there. Too, allow for the stars to top it up or to pull back the curtain. They may want to you take-on something else. March 20 and 21 can also thrust the action switch. Regarding work, health, studies, and personal improvement, the new moon eclipse will be a more influential catalyst if you are born around Nov 22.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22 ~ Dec 21)

March can start on a great high note! It’s your time to go, do, be, embrace, and to bask in the sun. Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter, Jupiter’s trine to Uranus, Venus and Mars in Aries keep you top of your game and/or put you in the game in some dynamic way. March 1 to 3 could deliver a windfall, wonderful synchronicity, excellent news, or an irresistible opportunity.

March 4, 5 could produce more than you anticipate. It’s a mixed bag but ultimately you stand to gain. The week of March 9 is also mobilizing, thanks to Mars in high gear. It can be a good week to travel, to go exploring, or to spread your wings, but Mars can also engage you in risky business. Mars in Aries can make you wilful, impulsive, extravagant, or ready to do battle or fly off the handle (especially March 11). Know the propensity for going or pushing too far, for expecting or spending too much is also within the range of possibility.

Once Saturn in Sagittarius turns retrograde on March 14, you could hit a shift of perspective or objective. You can feel or see evidence of this switch track from March 11 to 18. Take it one step at a time and follow rather than lead. March 20, 21 sets you onto a fresh springboard.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22 ~ Jan 19)

Finding your voice, your stride, your true essence or calling, this can be a wonderful time of personal discovery, renewal, reinvention, liberation, or independence. Mercury/Jupiter also helps you to harness more courage, confidence, and creativity. Start of the month is an opportunity cycle, thanks not only to Mercury/Jupiter but also Jupiter trine Uranus and Venus trine Jupiter. Don’t hesitate to speak up, to call the shots, and to go after what you want. Change, even radical change, can be easier to make now than at other times, so when your soul or the universe gives you the prompt, take it on fully. The stars are on a rapid move along. You should find yourself especially quick on the uptake.

You could learn, hear, uncover, or witness something on the full moon in Virgo on March 5 that places you at an advantage or that inspires you, opens you up, or surprises you. Too, there could be a significant healing or repair opportunity. A talk, negotiation, or meeting can deliver more than you anticipate. A scouting mission could dish up a great bargain or something lucrative. It can be a great time to interview for a work position, reconnect, revisit, to top it up, to fill in a missing blank, or to pitch it again. A romantic interlude or a spiritual top-up suits the bill quite nicely too.

The week of March 9 sets you on a race along too. This can be good news if you are in the throws of buying or selling real estate, or have some other major project on the go (a new baby, a new creative or financial venture, a hot new love or passion, a vacation or education track). Saturn’s turn to retrograde on March 14 could shift your attention or priorities. March 15, 16 can be a force-the-envelope, breakthrough, completion, or springboard day. March 20, 21 can also jettison you.

AQUARIUS (Jan 20 ~ Feb 18)

Mercury in Aquarius keeps you buzzed up through the first two week of March. Mercury’s opposition to Jupiter on March 1 finds you especially game for adventure and big risk-taking. When the light-blub goes on, the inspiration, impulse, or opportunity hits, or the match strike flint, you aren’t likely to hold back a thing. You’ll be a speed bullet in action. Whether travel is on the roster or not, you certainly will cover the distance. Mercury/Jupiter is an instant hit, quick-on-the-ball, hit-your-mark aspect. It’s a great time for showing off what you can do. You’ll find your intuition, instinct, and wit to hit the fast track too. March 2, 3 are also great social and create-it opportunity days. You can also cash in March 4, 5 but there’s more struggle, inconsistency, uncertainty, or potholes to navigate.

March 9 to 11 are also take-flight or over the top days. Mercury exits Aquarius for Pisces on March 12, Saturn turns retrograde on March 14 and March 15, 16 puts Uranus square Pluto into full swing. The bunch-up is sure to create a switch of momentum. You can’t push it; you’ll have to go along with it/take it in stride instead. Look to March 20, 21 and the solar eclipse to fire it up again.

PISCES (Feb 19 ~ March 20)

Health, wealth, or work wise, the start of the month could spark something new for you. You could stumble upon a great idea, a new avenue, or gain a sudden take on someone or something. Whatever it is, it could prove very beneficial or lucrative. Mercury/Jupiter can reveal a hidden opportunity, a secret admirer, or surprise advantage. This creative wellspring transit also sharpens your wit and intuition. You can easily regain lost ground; you can easily get your message delivered. A come-clean or a candid moment could fire up something more. March 2, 3 can see you excel at your work, studies, or efforts. These days can be particularly rewarding and success generating. March 4 can also be quite lucrative, but its complicated.  The Virgo full moon March 5 should smooth it out quite nicely.

Take your best shot March 9, 10 and then let the chips fall where they may. March 11 can be unpredictable, high stress, or full of the unexpected. Although Mercury into Pisces, starting March 12 can offer you a boost, the week is like to end much different than it started. Look to the solar eclipse weekend March 20, 21 to rev it up again.

Saturn in Sagittarius, The Wisdom Years

Saturn in Sagittarius – The Wisdom Years

Saturn in Sagittarius:

December 23, 2014 – June 14, 2015

September 17, 2015 – December 19, 2017 (8:47 pm)

Saturn retrograde:

March 14, 2015 (8:02 am) to August 1, 2015 (10:53 pm)

(Saturn stations direct at 28 Scorpio 17)

March 25, 2016 – Aug 13, 2016 (16’ – 9’ Sagittarius)

April 5, 2017 – Aug 25, 2017 (27’ -25’ Sagittarius)

Saturn’s trek out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius takes us out of the dark tunnel years and into the light of day. Does this equate to reward or consequence? Whether we meet with a warming and beckoning light or a harsh glaring light depends on which direction we are already pointed. Saturn builds from the past. As ye sow, so shall ye reap – this is Saturn’s motto.

Saturn gives us shape, form, and structure. It reduces, lessens, and restricts, but rather than minimize, the size and scope becomes more important, essential, and often more urgent. Saturn diminishes margins, defines edges, boundaries, and mortality. Its greatest product is history. It marks time – as in time spans, time limits, and time- is-ripe moments. As the task master and reality-check planet, Saturn’s transit will exert pressure where it deems it is necessary. It can inhibit, add burden, or stop us in our tracks. Saturn calls upon us to take a more realistic look, to make a better judgement call on the priorities, and to get to work employing a more sober approach to the task at hand. Saturn in Sagittarius holds us accountable to our past and our future. It calls upon us to get more ambitious, to take better, more deliberate aim, and to accomplish something of true and lasting significance.

Among its many correlations, the Sagittarius sign archetype represents the nature of our philosophies, beliefs, truths, and faith. I think, therefore I am and therefore it is. It is our beliefs – and the concepts, philosophies, and such that have designed them – that shape our creative process and subsequently, our reality. Our reality base has taken a significant hit since 2008 when Pluto first entered Capricorn, Saturn’s sign; it’s been happening at an even more radical level through the Uranus square Pluto years (2012 to 2015). Further testing our beliefs, our creative process, and our reality, the Saturn in Sagittarius years will take aim on quite specific targets. Look to the area of your chart where Saturn travels to see what specific targets are outlined for you. Know that where-ever it goes, Saturn in Sagittarius plans to go the distance, to take the issue, circumstance, or learning as far as possible. You/we are wise to plan for the long haul, long term, or long range.

Sagittarius is also the sign that correlates to the future. Sagittarius represents the journey and Saturn dictates what must be explored along the way. We can expect these next few Saturn in Sagittarius years to better pinpoint and define our personal and our collective future. In doing so, Saturn puts the tools in our hands and urges us to not to waste a single precious moment. Tunnel vision is folly; flogging the dead horse is too. Our options may be further reduced or limited, but there is always something that can be done. Saturn always offers good reward for good effort. Enough children have been murdered. Enough rights have been violated. Enough lives have been ripped apart. What are we perpetuating? Let the insanity stop!

Why do I call Saturn in Sagittarius the wisdom years? Whether or not we learn to play it smarter will depend on the choices of the moment, but to be sure the coming years are going to get us much better educated. We’ll learn the truth of where we stand so far, and where we are going. We’ll also learn the fuller impact of what is has cost us to date and the price we must now pay. The next few critically shaping years will teach us what is most essential to know, what is most essential to end or stop, and what is most timely and beneficial to launch.

What can we expect? The world out there:

Saturn in Sagittarius can diminish the inflated or overgrown, while at the same time it will create growth and traction where it is necessary and/or optimal to do so. In some cases, it will shorten the journey, while lengthening it elsewhere.

Saturn is a cementing influence.  Saturn in Sagittarius will crystallize a vision, a belief, a religion, a cultural trend, or a way of life (chosen or imposed). Under the wise leadership of Pope Francis, the reconstruction of the Catholic church is already well underway. Of the authority figures of the present day, his exceptional example stands head and shoulders above most. Let us hope the Saturn in Sagittarius years produce more leaders that truly serve the planet and its people.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, ISIL and other such radical terrorist groups are a reality that we must accept as not only here to stay, but one that is also mushrooming and escalating. Sagittarius is a crusader, a convince-and-convert archetype. It is also a mission driven and invasion archetype. As we have already seen, when combined with distorted Saturn and the Uranus/Pluto transit, the consequences for ideological or religious disobedience can be harsh, even dire. Saturn at this level is a “accept the doctrine or be punished and perish” combination.

Saturn in Sagittarius will also put more critical attention on land ownership and territorial rights. Regarding Putin’s political agenda/ambition and the situation in Ukraine, we already know that whatever takes place regarding this situation will be a long, drawn-out affair. As Saturn readies to turn the page from Scorpio to Sagittarius, the brunt of restrictive (Saturn) trade (Sagittarius) sanctions against Russia are starting to show greater impact. Prices for goods have suddenly skyrocketed as the Russian rouble ends 2014 greatly devalued from where it started the year. It must be noted that what affects one, affects all. The domino effect is not to be under-estimated. For example, the devalued and unstable rouble has caused Apple to suspend its on-line sales to Russia. As time advances, we can expect to see more significant fallout.

Exploration is another Sagittarius theme. Proprietary right to the Arctic Seas north of Canada is a race that is already underway and that is sure to gather significant attention and momentum during the Saturn in Sagittarius years. Canada, Denmark and Russia are all laying claim to overlapping territory.

From terrestrial to extra-terrestrial, today’s technology allows us to travel further out into space than we have ever done. We are mapping the cosmos like never before and we are on the brink of discovering life on other planets and inhabitable outposts.

Another example regarding the issue of land ownership, territorial rights, and self governance (Capricorn, Saturn’s sign; Pluto in Capricorn) comes from Canada’s aboriginal peoples, who are now poised at a momentous turning point in their political history. Saturn in Sagittarius signals the start of a major trajectory phase regarding their legitimization as political and economic force. As a group, they are not yet as cohesive or as organized as they will be in the years to come, but they are growing more formidable. Still, the road ahead is a long and arduous one. The Saturn in Sagittarius years will be significantly shaping, escalating, and history writing in terms of this long overdue mission. These years will set a major paving stone in place not only for the world’s indigenous populations, but also for emerging countries that are at the next growing pains stage of legitimization, recognition, of geographic, political, economic, and cultural change.

Growing populations and over consumption have already placed extra burden on nature and our natural resources. Saturn in Sagittarius sends this message out in a more urgent way. It will escalate the pressure on governments to set better legislation and policies in place in order to meet the supply and demand, to preserve our precious resources, and safeguard that which will sustain life on the planet.

Joined by many other friends and neighbours, the aboriginal voice here in British Columbia may prove to be a leading, perhaps even primary, wrench in the wheel to stop, or at least stall, the government’s railroading of oil pipeline projects that threaten our lands and waters. Don’t expect this fight to end or diminish anytime soon. Of course, if the drop in oil prices continue, perhaps Enbridge et all will decide there is not enough economic feasibility to push on their projects.

Speaking of oil, Saturn begins its transit with a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces. Pisces is the astrological significator for oil. This square aspect builds to mid March when Saturn begins its four month retrograde cycle. Perhaps by this time there will be some relief for the flooded market and deflation that it brings for western producers. Still, Saturn will re-engage with Neptune at the end of November. Once past this aspect, Saturn will engage with Chiron in Pisces and the transiting nodes which by that time will be moving through the Virgo/Pisces polarity. It’s about the business of oil, it’s about the water. It is quite possible that the oil price drop will continue to pose major economic concern for the duration of Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius.

Speaking of economics, Twenty-one Asian nations have recently signed on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. Beijing sees that as a way to raise its international standing, but Washington sees the move as a potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. What is the future impact of such an initiative? Will the balance of world power shift from the west to the east? Time will tell. Still, it must be noted that throughout history, each 248 year transit of Pluto through Capricorn has ended an era and begun a new one regarding the social, economic, and geo-political world structure. Pluto’s current transit continues to 2024. That which was in development, hidden and/or brewing underground, or festering during Saturn in Scorpio will move to the next level during Saturn in Sagittarius. Saturn in Sagittarius is a particularly potent seeding and destiny writing chapter for that which will be further developed and/or realized during the Saturn in Capricorn years. Setting a critical and key paving stone more solidly in place, Saturn and Pluto will join forces in Capricorn by the start of 2020. That is only a few short years away.

Far from acting as a restrictive influence, as Saturn readies now to leave Scorpio for Sagittarius, the US has begun to lift its long standing trade embargo against Cuba. What will the new face of Cuban capitalism look like? Saturn in Sagittarius will take Cuba through a key seeding and growth cycle. We’ll know more in a few years when Saturn treks into Capricorn.

Our freedoms– will they be further restricted? Will the people in Hong Kong give up the fight for democracy? I think not. Freedom of speech, of education and ideologies, of peoples, and of creative expression – we’ll see both the suppression and the growth momentum gain significant traction during the Saturn in Sagittarius years. These years will also advance the reshaping of legal systems and also the travel, tourism, export, sports, media, and publishing industries. Again, this work is not new; it is already well under way. As a congealing influence, Saturn in Sagittarius adds more layers and a more definitive outline to that which is already on the growth and necessity docket. The Arab spring momentum is but one example. As the Syrian conflict rages on, huge refugee camps are evolving into new cities.

Security at all levels is a moving target while Saturn tenants Sagittarius. Beefed up security measures lead to increased surveillance. Can we get away from the watchful eye? Who’s reading our emails? Is a police state already well underway?

The next few years will take us deeper into the unfolding process of this highly significant history writing chapter. Saturn correlates to hindsight and Sagittarius to foresight. Let us hope that not only those in charge, but we ourselves, have enough wisdom to employ both.

Saturn in Sagittarius and the personal journey:

Saturn will only take a dip into Sagittarius through 2015. You’ll feel the effects of what I’ve said in the next paragraph if you are born at the beginning of your sign or have planets situated at the first four degrees. If you are born later in the sign, Saturn will be of influence later in its transit. From mid June to mid September, Saturn will revisit the latter degrees of Scorpio. If you are born late in the fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, or Aquarius) then you’ll have a little further to go, a little more to work out before you can move on to the next platform.

The future now becomes a more pressing priority. It will become imperative to get a better hold on it. Saturn in Sagittarius marks a critically shaping time for careers, lifestyles, trends, private lives and public ones. Stop to observe for a moment and you will see that the end of Saturn in Scorpio is proving to be a precursor for the work that lies ahead. (A major story now hitting the news: the Sony hacking scandal that has lead to a terrorism threat, the pulling of a movie, and an upset North Korea.) As stated previously, whether we near a finish line or a start line, what occurs during these years will establish the foundation for some time to come. Generally speaking, Saturn in Sagittarius is a facilitating and time-is-ripe influence for the fire signs Aries and Leo, and air signs of Libra and Aquarius. Both Sagittarius and Gemini face endings, beginnings, and/or goal reaching of great significance. Virgo and Pisces folk are poised to move through critical turning-point thresholds. Taurus and Cancer have significant adjustments, juggling, and transition work to do. Scorpio will farm, amass, and/or consolidate further from what has been explored and/or begun through the past couple of years. Capricorns will continue to work their way through a culmination and completion chapter, while at the same time their next script gains its story line.

Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn are already in a culminating phase. Together, they will take us through a reap the reward or face the consequence chapter.

The past few years of Saturn in Scorpio has been a career and destiny shape chapter for the Pluto in Scorpio folk (1984 through 1995). Those at the start of the Pluto in Sagittarius generation (1995 to 1997) will find themselves at a time of clearing away and of entrenching further into their adult life chapter.  Those facing the Saturn return cycle (late 1955, 1956; 1926) will also be working their way through a significant clearing and reorientation cycle. Whenever Saturn and Capricorn are emphasized, we undergo important developments regarding our relationship to parents and other authority figures (bosses, church, state, etc.) We also undergo significant development regarding the accessing of our own authority – how we relate to it within ourselves and how we projected into the world around us.

Also on a general note, through spring of 2016, Jupiter’s relationship to Saturn is one of exposure, teaching, and of growing beyond your present status quo. Through August of 2015, Jupiter/Saturn asks you take a deeper, harder look inside your inner core, to face your truth, to go in search of more, to create something more significant for yourself. From August through spring of 2016, Jupiter/Saturn asks you to expand your efforts, to get more industrious, to correct, repair, heal, or fine-tune what is necessary. From the spring of 2016 through fall of 2016, the growth process of disengagement, reorientation, and emergence will gather a stronger momentum. The fall of 2016 through the fall of 2017 is a time of measuring and evaluating. You could find yourself in a process of integrating and bettering your status quo or equilibrium, or you could find yourself standing on a balance beam or a precipice. The fall of 2017 through the end of Saturn in Sagittarius again brings a review, additional considerations or consequences, along with a choice or a necessity to end, start, or to overhaul yet again.

Saturn’s transit through Sagittarius will require that we face reality for the truth that it is, and that we work it from there. Saturn in Sagittarius will require that we go the full distance, that we get more committed to our future, that we put in the time and employ more effort, that we climb the tree of higher knowledge, that we accept the teachings and employ them diligently, that we write and speak more truth. We must be astute in our forward looking. Quite simply stated, the future – our future – depends on us.

 

Rose’s weekly forecasts

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Insights into Evolutionary Astrology, Llewellyn Worldwide



INSIGHTS INTO EVOLUTIONARY ASTROLOGY

Published by Llewellyn Worldwide

is now available at fine retailers

This book is suitable reading for non-astrologers & students of astrology alike.

Review:

Review for: Insights into Evolutionary Astrology:

This book is indeed filled with original insights!  As an astrologer of over forty years I am very familiar with the writers of this book and their excellent past presentations so have been looking forward to this publication and I can say with all honesty that it is one of the most insightful and original books on the subject of astrology that is currently in print.  The articles are very diverse, well thought out and presented in an easily and understandable fashion for the practicing astrologer and interested lay person as well. 

Anyone searching to understand the world today will get a great deal out of this book as it certainly isn’t your common ancient astrology rewritten.  Jeffrey Green and Deva Green are both concise and articulate as we’ve known them to be in the past.  Kim Marie’s article on Evolutionary States goes into depth and clearly shows her excellent teaching skills.  Maurice Fernandez’s article on relationships and sexuality is so interesting and so original and also reflects his depth of knowledge on a very complex subject.

Rose Marcus has done an incredible job editing and putting this book together.  In writing the last article herself I think she has accomplished a tremendous feat in her perspective of the Archetype of Capricorn.  She has done an incredible job with the sign and her information on the Cardinal Cross and geographic details give us a clear and unique insight into the future of our world.  “Insights Into Evolutionary Astrology” is the perfect title to a book filled with insights, originality and enjoyable reading.  I loved it!  Lynn Neese~

Articles by Rose posted on Llewellyn Publisher’s website:

THE TIME OF THE QUICKENING: http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/2135

TRANSITING NODES OF THE MOON: http://www.llewellyn.com/blog/2010/08/the-transiting-nodes-of-the-moon/


Rose on Guiding Stars EA Radio

Audio of Rose’s appearance on Kristin Fontana’s Guiding Stars Evolutionary Astrology radio show, broadcast on Wednesday’s at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern on www.healthylife.net

Feb 25, 2015 – March 2015: Jupiter trine Uranus; Uranus square Pluto; Solar Eclipse in Pisces

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Oct 22, 2014 – October 23 Solar Eclipse, 0 Scorpio & November’s transits

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Sep 24, 2014 – Jupiter trine Uranus; October 2014: Eclipses and Mercury retrograde

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Aug 27, 2014 – September 2014: Full of promise and potential: Super Full Moon in Pisces Sept 8; Jupiter in Leo trine Uranus in Aries

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Jul 30, 2014 – August 2014 Transits: August 10, Super Full Moon (#2 of 3); Mars/Saturn, an ending and a beginning

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Jun 25, 2014 – July 2014 Transits, Mercury ends retrograde; Mars and Jupiter move on

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Nov 27, 2013 – December 2013 transits, Mars into Libra, Venus in Capricorn retrograde

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Jun 26, 2013 – July 2013 transits; Jupiter in Cancer, Mercury retrograde

May 29, 2013 – June 2013 transits

Apr 24, 2013 – May, 2013, Solar Eclipse May 9, Lunar Eclipse May 24/25

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Sep 26, 2012 – Full Moon Sept 29, 2012 & October 2012 transits: Jupiter retrograde, Saturn in Scorpio

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