Reflection and Self-transformation — March 22 – 29 2023


A stellium in Aries will initiate energetic actions. The Sun follows Mercury, Moon, Chiron, and Jupiter in Aries. All planets are arranged from Capricorn (Pluto) to Gemini (Mars). Ceres retro is at 0 deg Libra, will ingress Virgo, as in apparent motion it reenters the earlier sign, on Thursday, as Pluto enters Aquarius, and the Moon ingress to Taurus. Work on transformation for the Spring season has begun. Mars ingress to Cancer on Saturday, quincunx aspect to Pluto. On Monday, Mercury makes a conjunction with Jupiter in Aries, and the Moon is sextile aspect to the pair. The Moon transits Mars on Tuesday, trine aspect to Saturn in Pisces, for intense inner speculation.

Summary of Major Aspects of the Week

Wednesday March 22nd — The stellium in Aries continues, following the New Moon at 0 deg Aries, the Moon transits to conjunction aspects with Mercury, Chiron, and Jupiter, all in Aries. The Moon could then trigger new approaches to persistent problems, and more cautions considering similar situations. The wounded counsel, the elder statesman, has a more thought-out strategy. Known for benevolence, Jupiter in Aries is more self-serving in a conjunction aspect with Chiron, the strategies used may be justified with experience gained through past wounding, while semi-sextile aspect to Uranus in Taurus indicates rancor and may also be thought of provocative. Mercury in Aries is semisextile aspect to Venus in Taurus, a low-level reprimand is in store. Friends and associates may disagree on issues. Complaints to supervisors are noted, although not very threatening. The Sun in Aries is semi-sextile aspect to Saturn in Pisces, possibly a minor complaint strikes deeply. As each of the Aries transits is conflicted with a semi-sextile aspect, the over-all thrust is held back by worrisome patterns of discontent. The Moon transits Chiron and Jupiter, as Jupiter supersedes Chiron. Mars in Gemini is quincunx aspect to Pluto in the final day of its Capricorn transit, at least for now, as it will revisit this degree in June. Mars, the dispositor of the planets in Aries, is in Gemini  as announcements of proposals foreshadow major transformations.

Thursday March 23rdPluto ingress to air sign Aquarius, as major decisions on the part of ruling powers, individuals or by representation of collective importance, adjust the focus more in agreement with acclaimed goals, indicated with Mars in air sign Gemini. The Moon in Aries makes a sextile aspect to Mars in Gemini suggests a change in assessments of the situation. The Moon ingress to Taurus square aspect to Pluto in Aquarius and quincunx aspect to Ceres retro in Libra. Pluto in Aquarius is trine aspect to Ceres. A shift in polarities suggests that peace proposals and decisions beneficial to a younger generation change the atmosphere. A recognition of responsibilities could lead to a greater social participation. Ceres retro ingress to Virgo for time of self-analysis in review, and perhaps a sense of responsibility for environmental decay.  

Friday March 24th — The Moon in Taurus makes a conjunction aspect with Venus, in a sign of Venus’ rulership and, at the same hour, semi-sextile aspect to Mercury in Aries. Enjoyment and appreciation of visual and sensual pleasures make this a day of relaxation. Mars in Gemini square aspect to Ceres retro in Virgo challenge perceptions, as Mercury in Aries is the ruler of both Gemini and Virgo. Mars out-of-sign quincunx aspect with Pluto in Aquarius provokes a transformation. Collective issues become personal. The Moon semi-sextile aspect to Chiron in Aries transits to a conjunction aspect with Uranus in Taurus, and semi-sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aries. Upsetting events threaten to derail progress, so an adjustment to the situation is mandated.

Saturday March 25thMars ingress to Cancer, disposed of by the Moon in Taurus, as security measures are taken to protect the home and family. Mars is in a quincunx aspect to Pluto in Aquarius. Dangers of nuclear proliferation and radioactive contamination result in protective measures. The Moon in Taurus is sextile aspect to Neptune in Pisces, representing a loss of security, and provoking fears and /or empathy. The Moon ingress to Gemini, trine aspect to Pluto, out-of-sign trine aspect to Ceres retro in Virgo, and semi-sextile aspect to Mars in Cancer. A grand-trine formation in air and with one earth sign [see image]. The future generations health is of great concern. Abortion and anti-abortion measures dominate with legal measures that put limits and conditions on abortion. The Moon is square aspect to the Saturn in Pisces, then sextile aspect to the Sun in Aries, as personal rights issues seem to win over restrictive legislation.

Third Quarter Moon Phase
March 26 023

Sunday March 26th Mars in Cancer makes a quincunx aspect to Pluto in Aquarius, and an out-ofsign square aspect to Ceres retro in Virgo, with the potential to upset easy commerce, and standard health related activities. Cancer is square to Libra by sign, so the planet in the last degree of Virgo is within the close orb for the mundane chart. An example of this is found in the new initiatives for home care, for infant care and pregnancy care, that are contested. Mars in a harsh square aspect to Ceres retro drives more introspection. Critical comments are rejected. The Moon transits to sextile aspects with Mercury, Chiron, and Jupiter in Aries. Mars in Cancer is disposed of by the Moon in Gemini, implying that discussions concerning health issues, especially in relationship to pregnancies and childbirth, are of great concern, as evidenced by the talk that is aired in media. Mars approaches the trine aspect with Saturn in Pisces, with a danger of exploitation through a lack of empathy. 

Monday March 27th — This day of action for personal goals, expressed collectively in political actions, campaigns are initiated. The Moon transits to a square aspect with Neptune, with endless debates, and arguments. Mercury in Aries supersedes the conjunction aspect with Jupiter, as progressive political groups launch their campaigns. The Moon in Gemini is sextile aspect to Jupiter in Aries, indicating that personal issues are of a primary concern.

Tuesday March 28th — The Moon ingress to Cancer early today makes a conjunction aspect with Mars and trine aspect to Saturn in Pisces. The Moon and Mars in Cancer, disposed of by the Moon, deepen feeling of care for home and maternal instincts. The trine aspect to Saturn may indicate attempts to regulate personal freedom and deny choice. A lack of empathy characterizes limitations imposed, while intention may be to resurrect moral imperatives. The quincunx aspect to Pluto in Aquarius rejects personal emotions in favor of a universal appeal to a higher ideal. Uranus in Taurus is the dispositor of Pluto, rejecting universal law in order to advance financial goals.  Later in the day, the Moon makes the square aspect to the Sun in Aries, a crisis aspect, that challenging assumptions instilling necessity for inward change. The challenge is to listen deeply to the other side of the argument.

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Reminder: While lunar aspects are in effect only for only a few hours, the aspect of the outer planets can last days and weeks. I post a reading for a day in advance to give a preview, also because the aspects may be in effect a day prior to the exact partile degree.

Hope you navigate the week successfully and share the joy! Thanks for reading. 

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March 21, 2023
Jerusalem, Israel

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