The week ahead is one of the most complicated that we’ve had for a while. You may already have read other columns that are making a Big Thing of the Full Moon on Wednesday morning as it falls at 7 degrees of Libra and within a few hours of the Mars – Pluto square at 11 degrees of Aries – Capricorn. This is creates what is called a T Square as the Sun/Mars in Aries oppose the Moon Libra, and both in turn make a square to Pluto. One of my regular readers even tells me that another column has already referred to this as a Monster Moon, which sounds very alarming. I’m not into scaremongering but I am into trying to describe astrological phenomena as accurately as possible. There is no point in glamourising, but then I’m a truth freak Sag so I would say that.
So, the truth of the matter is that Mars and Pluto are traditionally known as the malefics – the bad guys. Mars is the god of war, Pluto the god of the underworld. They are locked in combat and it doesn’t get much more militant or “hellish” than that. Early week events may be of the “tipping point” kind, gloves off and let’s get it all out in the open. However, the Full Moon in peaceable Libra floodlights the arena and will try to remain impartial and ensure that it’s a fair fight. Have you ever noticed that Librans believe passionately in fairness? Also look out for a turning point in any situation that has already been difficult, possibly for months, that will involve radical rethinks and changes of plan. A new understanding may be a difficult birth but it has to struggle into the world, possibly kicking and screaming and rather red in the face.
Sneaking up behind Mars are the Sun, Venus and Uranus all in Aries, all linking with each other from late Thursday afternoon through to the early hours of Friday. Anyone’s guess because Uranus is so double sided. Venus of course is love, and this combination could be anything from being swept off your feet by a passionate new admirer, to your partner running off with your best friend. Uranus loves surprises and shockwaves. If, however, the steam is building up between your ears and you’re at the point of striking a blow for your own ego be aware that you may get more than you bargained for. If you want a visual think of the recent images of Mount Etna spewing out scarlet flames (Aries’ colour is red). The lava has to settle and cool down before turning into harmless ash. This is like The Tower in the tarot. The dramatic financial shakeup in Cyprus also, inevitably, comes to mind.
What else? Like we need more! Mercury in Pisces is the gentle voice of reason, aligning with Saturn midweek for the third and final time. This signals closure of anything that started end of February and dissolved into a muddle in the first half of March. Jolly Jupiter is also back in the picture, in harmonious aspect to Mars at the beginning of the week, and to Venus at the end of it. This has the ring of “there’s no change without conflict but we’ll get there in the end”.
Exhausted? We probably will be, in one way or another. On a serious note there is an accident prone element at work here so please go carefully and avoid unnecessary risks.
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