Crawling Ashore

Crawling Ashore


This week begins with the slow dark of the New Moon in Pisces, but from there a new cycle unfolds swiftly.  Mars enters Aries on Monday night, quickening the meandering processes in play.  From it’s Sunday perch, Mercury’s direct station lends a growing clarity to the week, which moves with greater direction and speed than those recently passed.

A portion of the great waters becomes like unto gasoline.  A mighty engine awakes, which will roar and rage throughout the next month.

New Moon in Pisces: A Parting Gift

tridentawesomeThe week begins with the New Moon in Pisces on Monday.  The waters spiral towards a central point, a single pearl in the middle of a vortex, gathering an entire ocean into itself.   This pearl is the sum of what you have experienced over the last month- a talisman of lessons not yet entirely understood.  Held in your hand, it grows into a trident.  Each of the trident’s tines glows with the power of your tripartite soul.  Hold it and gaze at it.  Soon enough the time will come to hunt dreams.  Be ready, and when the time is right, hurl it with all your might at what you most desire- set your soul in motion.

Mars Enters Aries: In Case of Emergency, Break Stuff

Mars crawls his way out of the primordial ocean this week, leaving Pisces for Aries on Monday night.  The red planet is the first of several who will make this transition over the coming weeks.  As planets cross this cusp, universal issues and cosmic concerns condense into singular courses of action.  After a month of inundation with huge but ill defined matters, the straightforward nature of the coming period will likely come as a relief.SONY DSC

Relief may be too kind a word, though.  Mars is wicked strong in Aries,  inflaming hearts with a desire for independence and glory.  Here Mars chops at all bindings and restraints, accidentally taking a hand or foot in the process.  In Aries, the red planet offers the power to will and to accomplish, but this volcanic fire is not easily handled.  The battle-spirits, Mahai, fearful children of Eris, surge forth under red Mars’ auspices. Eruptions of anger and fits of impatience accompany courage and dynamism.

Mars will be in Aries,  raising hell, from March 11th until April 20th. Of particular interest during Mars’ time in Aries will be his passage across the Uranus-Pluto square between March 21st and 27th.  Dragons and phoenixes roost amidst these days, along with several darker things.

On a lighter note, it is interesting to note that the newest God of War title launches on Mars’ first full day in Aries- March 12th.  The 12th is a Tuesday,  which just happens to be day of the week given to Mars.  Is there no room for coincidence?

Mercury Direct: Wake Up, Sleepy-Head

fromadreamThis week leads up to Sunday’s direct station of Mercury in Pisces, right next to Neptune.  There is a slow cry drifting throughout the week, something like the opposite of the siren’s song.  These are voices from the surface, which try to lure us back to land.  The deep trance of the last few weeks is broken here, bit by bit, fantasies and nightmares reified into mere facts in the waking mind’s calculus.

You won’t be able to take everything you’ve found back with you.  For those who spent this time grappling with tentacled beasts, this may be reassuring.  Nonetheless, consider what occurred as a dream experienced in the temple sacred to whatever god you honor.  You may not entirely understand it, but you’d be a fool not to write it down.

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Horoscopes are not a real chart reading by an experienced astrologer. They are fun and can be reasonably accurate, however. In addition to referring to your Sun sign, read from your Ascendant and Moon if you know them. If you don’t, find out! I’m a long time fan of the free chart generation software at
Aries: The Ram
Taurus: The Bull
Gemini: The Twins
Cancer: The Crab
Leo: The Lion
Virgo: The Virgin
Libra: The Scales
Scorpio: The Scorpion
Sagittarius: The Centaur
Capricorn: The Goat
Aquarius: The Waterbearer
Pisces: The Fish
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Austin Coppock is a writer, esotericist and astrologer based in Ashland, OR. He published paperback Almanacs from 2011-15 but began posting his prognostications online last year, referring to his collection of weekly, monthly, yearly essays and daily delineations as “The Online Almanac”. This work is made possible by his supporters on Patreon. Austin was President of the non-profit organization “Association for Young Astrologers” from 2012-2016. His most recent book is “36 Faces: The History, Astrology and Magic of the Decans”, published by Three Hands Press.


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