Welcome to Auchterlonie on Astrology, a look at the week of March 25 through March 31, including the full Moon on Sunday, March 28.
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Now, the week ahead:
Thursday, March 25: Jupiter in Aquarius is opposed by the Moon in Leo early this morning. A gift that pays off in the future makes for proud feelings today. Today, Reggie Dwight, aka Elton John, celebrates his 74th birthday. After winning an Oscar for The Lion King, he won again for I’m Gonna Love Me Again for his documentary about his life.
Friday, March 26: The Sun is conjunct Venus at 5 degrees Aries, which means we are right in the middle of our current Venus transit, which started in 2020 in Gemini. This is when Venus transforms into an evening star. While Venus is still in close proximity to the Sun, as she begins to gain speed, she will eventually begin rising after sunset. Our approach to love becomes more mature, and we have a heightened understanding of what makes us and other people happy. Also, on March 26, Mars is conjunct the North Node at 13 degrees Gemini. Mars is the planet of action and self-assertion, and North Node is the uncharted territory. When Mars is conjunct North Node you want to “go for it,” even if it’s scary. Since the conjunction is in Gemini, you want to keep a fresh perspective and pay attention to signs and details. With any North Node transit, it’s important to remember that you don’t have – yet – all the answers. Self-awareness is key. Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, and again since 2019, celebrates birthday number 81 today.
Saturday, March 27: Both the Sun and Venus make stressful, but potentially rewarding connections with Jupiter today. It’s as if the Gods have gifts if we are able to adapt a bit. Today, Brit Selby, former Toronto Maple Leaf, Philadelphia Flyer and St. Louis Blues NHLer, celebrates birthday number 76.
Sunday, March 28: Full Moon in Libra, and at this full Moon, the Sun, Venus and Chiron are conjunct in Aries. Aries is the sign of “I am.” The Moon is in Libra, the sign of the “other.” Sometimes we understand ourselves through others. And other times we can only understand others when we truly understand ourselves. The process of putting oneself into other people’s shoes is never easy (that’s why relationships can be so complicated), but that’s exactly what the full Moon in Libra will help us with. Also on March 28, Venus is conjunct Chiron at 8 degrees Aries. Chiron transits often come with what health professionals call a healing crisis, which means that healing is initially preceded by a worsening of the symptoms. However, this temporary sickness is, in fact, a sign that the treatment is succeeding, even if it doesn’t feel that way. Similarly, if we want to heal, we first have to bring our wounds out of the unconscious and into the conscious. Of course, once the wounds become conscious, they hurt. But that’s a necessary – and unavoidable – part of the healing process. If we want to release the old wounds and traumas, we first must acknowledge and accept them. Venus conjunct Chiron is our chance to heal the heart, by bringing to the surface old, repressed feelings and emotions. Lady Gaga turns 35 today. Her successes include 27 million albums, and 125 million singles.
Monday, March 29: The Sun is conjunct Chiron at 8 degrees Aries. Chiron has a special relationship with the Sun. In the Greek myth, Chiron was adopted by Apollo (the Greek name for the Sun) who taught him everything he knew. Chiron was abandoned by his parents, so it was the Sun who saved him. The Sun represents the Self, our divine mission. Chiron represents our primal wound, the wound of being born and disconnected from the source. The wound of existence. It is only by fully embracing ourselves, and our true purpose in life, that we can transcend the wound of existence and become whole. And it was 172 years ago, on March 29, 1848, that the water stopped flowing over both the Rainbow and the Horseshoe Falls due to an ice jam on the upper river. The water started flowing after about 30 hours.
Tuesday, March 30: Mercury is conjunct Neptune at 21 degrees Pisces. Many astrologers call Mercury-Neptune transits confusing, and for good reasons. Mercury is all about facts, and what we can see with our senses. Neptune is everything we cannot see — our feelings, intuition, and imagination. But this doesn’t mean that Mercury and Neptune can’t work well together. In fact, when in conjunction, Mercury and Neptune are asked precisely that: to join forces and bring their best qualities to the table. A good motto for Mercury conjunct Neptune is “Close your eyes and see,” because sometimes the essential is indeed invisible to the eye. It is the 53rd birthday of Celine Marie Claudette Dion. Her huge success in French was a precursor to her worldwide success mostly in English.
Wednesday, March 31: Saturn and Pluto make friendly help emotionally and to our egos. A head full of ideas doesn’t hurt either. They say Aries is fearless. Mr. Hockey certainly would agree. Were he still on this Earth plane, Gordie Howe would be celebrating birthday number 93 today. He has four Stanley Cup titles, six Heart Trophies and six Art Ross Trophies in a career that spanned over four decades.
Thursday is April Fools Day, with Mercury and Saturn mixing it up to keep us on our toes.
Until then, shine on.