The world’s agenda, and our own concerns, begin to change themes and start a new chapter over the last week and this one as the Sun, Mercury, Saturn, Mars, and Pluto change signs and spring advances. In the first few weeks after a planet changes signs we often see a course correction and an example of the work we’ll need to do during its journey in that sign.
Like a riverbank softening under spring rains, our concept of security, foundations, limitations, and boundaries softened and became muddied as Saturn entered Pisces on March 6. A string of bank wobbles began 3 days later. Water damage from thawing snows and weird storms wear away foundations around the country. But this Saturn will also offer us an opportunity to rebuild foundations in a good and solid way.
Last week Pluto, symbol of political, electrical, and personal power, entered collective, collaborative, crowd-oriented Aquarius for the first time -it will retrograde back and forth for the next two years between Capricorn and Aquarius. The UN released a report on the climate and stated we are hitting a crisis point in the ecosystem which will take all our united efforts to turn around. This Pluto says if we can work together collaboratively, in a crowd, towards a common goal, we can transform it. But let’s keep our eyes out for destructive mob behavior.
Mars symbolizes what motivates us, excites us, and what makes us angry. While it was in versatile, diverse Gemini for the last seven months (as it retrograded back and forth), the culture wasted time being angry about versatile gender identity rather than tackling those ecological challenges which looms so precipitously. As Mars enters Cancer this weekend, that emphasis could begin to shift, the mood will be self-protective, but outrage may focus more on home and homelands, and protection of nation boundaries. Or that Mars outrage can stay active as a diversion from the scarier Pluto work that needs to be done.
On a more personal level, Saturn in Pisces and Mars in Cancer ask us to take care of our own personal home front. Look for news around home renovations, home purchases, concerns about home prices and issues around population movement. These two planets in sensitive water signs can also bring out a defensive streak and leave us full of great advice but uninterested in hearing anyone else’s…