This week on Auchterlonie on Astrology I’ll look at the new Moon in Aries on Tuesday, March 24, the earliest spring equinox in 124 years on Thursday, March 19, and more.
On my podcast I’ve got a look at The Astrology of 2020 – A New Order, and also the week of Sunday, March 22 through Saturday, March 28. The website is https://www.lookingupwithbill.com/
Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, March 19: At 11:49 p.m. we witness something we haven’t seen in 124 years, the spring equinox. To explain this in detail would take too much time and space. If you are interested, just google “This Year’s Equinox Is March 19, The Earliest In 124 Years.” It will explain how our clever calendar adjusts for the difference between the true time it takes to go around the Sun and the time we measure on our calendars, including over centuries. It’s a serious Thursday, with a surprise that makes for a more secure future. On this day in 1885, Louis Riel returned to Canada from the U.S. and proclaimed a provisional government for Saskatchewan.
Friday, March 20: After 5 a.m., the Moon is ‘void of course,’ meaning the Moon has no contact with any other object in the solar system for most of the day. This usually makes for a ‘do nothing’ kind of day. But Mars and Jupiter make a powerful connection later this morning, bringing good fortune to medical appointments, health matters and work activities. One of the world’s funniest people, Carl Reiner, turns 98 today. From the Dick van Dyke Show, to directing Steve Martin’s films, to working with Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld, Carl is a funny man.
Saturday, March 21: The Moon moves into Pisces just after midnight and Saturn moves from her home sign of Capricorn into Aquarius at the very end of the day. There is a lot of karmic energy in the air today, so reap and sow with your best foot forward. Better get 58 candles for Rosie O’Donnell, because that’s how old she is today.
Sunday, March 22: This is one of the busiest Sundays ever. The Moon in Pisces gives imagination and Venus and Mercury are on board to help heal old wounds and find exciting new ideas. Captain Kirk was born on March 22, 1931 in Montreal. Back then they called him William Shatner. Hey, we still do! And while he has played many varied roles over his nearly 90 years, he still seems Captain Kirk to many.
Monday, March 23: The Moon moves into ‘leap before you look’ Aries in the early evening, and Mars hooks up with Pluto early in the morning in the Constellation of Capricorn. There is energy and willpower to accomplish just about anything.
Tuesday, March 24: The New Moon always holds the promise of new beginnings. Today it occurs at 5:28 a.m., and even though the New Moon sees both the Sun and Moon in Aries, most of the energy is ‘off stage,’ or shrouded in some way.
This means that if the energy does break through to this side of the plane, it will be powerful and very dynamic. Yet it will be honest too. The first anti-slavery newspaper, the Provincial Freeman, was published on March 24, 1854, in Windsor, Ontario. It was edited by Samuel Ringgold Ward and Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first black woman publisher in North America.
Wednesday, March 25: Good times. Testy times. Good, thanks to benevolent Jupiter. Testy, courtesy stubborn Pluto. Try to be honest and know that a fight with Pluto is never a good idea. Put it aside until the heat has cooled.
And it was March 25, 1807, that the Parliament in London, England abolished the slave trade throughout the British Empire with a fine of 120 pounds per slave to be paid by ship captains.
Next week, Auchterlonie with Astrology looks at the week of Thursday, March 16 through Wednesday, April 1. (No fooling!)
As Joni Mitchell says: “We are stardust. We are Golden. So Shine On!”