Weekly Cosmic Tides – Astrology for the 19th – 25th March 2012

Monday 19th March
Pluto conjunct asteroid Nyx. Nyx was the Roman Goddess and embodiment of night. Work with your nightmares. Pluto and Nyx ask you to explore your deepest fears, avoiding them isn’t the answer. Draw them, act them out, bring them to life, name them. Make them charicatures you can laugh at. Look into the void and smile.

Tuesday 20th March
Sun enters Aries – Happy International Astrology Day! A new astrological year begins as does Spring. Look outside, the earth is blooming! Grass grows through pavements, Mother Nature is unstoppable. You are a force to be reckoned with. You too are blossoming.

Wednesday 21st March
Sun conjunct Mercury retrograde. Your mind is illuminated, thoughts become clear. Write down whatever strikes you today because it may come in handy later when Mercury goes direct. A seed has been planted. Give it time to sprout.

Thursday 22nd March
New Moon conjunct Uranus and Mercury, square Pluto. Speak up for change. What needs to change in your immediate environment for the benefit of everyone? Support innovative initiatives, be willing to move forward or step back depending on what the collective needs. With Mars opposite Chiron in the New Moon chart, it may feel all to easy to hit out when hurt. Your pain however can become a motivating, compassionate force for transformation.

Friday 23rd March
Mercury retrograde re-enters Pisces. A dreamy frame of mind may find your attention wandering. If you find yourself day-dreaming without realising it, come back to earth and write it down. Your dreams can be deciphered just like night time dreams. If you find you are pondering regrets, consider that you did the best you could with the information you had at the time.

Saturday 24th March
Sun conjunct Uranus – Express yourself! There’s only one of you in the whole wide world and that’s worth celebrating! This aspect favours independence, freedom from restriction, a sense of awakening. Connect with groups from different cultures, backgrounds or beliefs – embrace difference.

Sunday 25th March
Moon in Taurus – Taurus teaches patience, acceptance, endurance, quiet wisdom, unwavering affection. Slow down. Take time to appreciate something beautiful, even if it’s only as simple as a flower.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” ~ Abraham Lincoln