As we move into the first Eclipses of 2013, these are the energies we have before us:
I feel like I am Chekov on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise saying “Steady as she goes Captain”!
We have our first hint of the Taurus strength & endurance with Venus entering the sign on April 15, to be followed by the Sun on the afternoon of April 19, and Mars on April 20. Yet the Aries energies are still very much at play though April 21, with Mercury having entered Aries the night of April 13 and the Sun/Mars conjunction which occurred on April 17 to be followed by Mercury/Uranus conjunction on April 20. The Aries transits have involved many planetary contacts since we first moved into Spring March 20/21 along with the New Moon in Aries on April 10. And they are all moving us towards the 3rd Uranus in Aries/Pluto in Capricorn square on May 20, 2013 (we had the first & second of these squares back in June and September 2012). We got to first experience the Capricornian influence of this equation in our lives starting back in November 17, 2012 through most of January 2013. Now with so many planets in Aries, we get to build upon the visions that were materializing in our lives during that time, in both literal & psychological forms, with courage and pioneering insight directed to the future, yet also grounded in the present moment. Aries can be high strung, unruly & unpredictable, triggering violence, accidents, fires, as well as unprecendented acts of courage, and single-minded focus. With Uranus directly involved the unpredictability increases. Along with it so do the opportunities for further awakening and development of the human potential for understanding, humanity, and greatness.
The movement into Taurus is further preparing the ground with the First Lunar Eclipse of 2013 with Sun in Taurus & Moon in Scorpio on April 25, to be followed two weeks later by the first Solar Eclipse in Taurus on May 9! All of this is thoroughly activating the great depths of Saturn in Scorpio and Pluto in Capricorn. There are many faces/sides to this Saturn, vengeance or rehabilitation, passion or addiction, death and rebirth, love or hate, with transformation being the only abiding destination. Alongside it Pluto’s energies reaches across generations & socio-economic lines to leave no stone left unturned! The darkest layers of society and indeed our very psyche are being unearthed to be dealt with, so that we can finally heal, and allow the lightness and the joy to shine! The only place we can start is with ourselves and our willingness to change and grow. And please remember: Darkness is simply an absence of ‘Light’, let’s choose to turn and keep the light switch on! I’m ready, are you:)
“Yes, steady as she goes Chekov”