Pivot Point

Pivot Point


This week the Moon waxes while planets pile into Aries.  The Sun goes first, crossing the equinoctial boundary late Tuesday night.   Venus, not long behind, follows Sol into Aries on Thursday the 21st.  Meanwhile Mars, who crossed into Aries last week, spends this one on his way toward an explosive conjunction with Uranus, which he completes on the 22nd.

The Equinoxrobert-weigand-night-and-day

   The Sun enters Aries late Tuesday night marking the Equinox.  The equinox is a point of balance, a temporary truce between the forces of day and night.  This equilibrium is however, fleeting, and will swiftly give way to the dominance of day in the Northern Hemisphere and night in the Southern- a reversal of the previous season’s arrangement of forces.

   Yet in the midst of this repolarization there is a moment of equilibriated silence, poised between what has just passed and what lies immediately ahead.  Relax and let your mind encompass both seasons.  Much has occurred, and much still remains to be done.   You won’t win this race by sprinting.  Pause, catch your breath and reflect on your strategy for this next lap.

The Sun Enters Aries: Fusion Core

solarcore  The Sun in Aries concentrates our awareness on the irreducible atom of individualized spirit which animates us.  The solar tides push people to act as they are, yet the self is easily misunderstood, confused with images.  Yet these visions of self are not the nuclear core of who we are, merely the play of the light issuing from it.  All attempts to embody and assert the self are useless if they do not emerge from the core.  Follow the rays back to their source.


Venus Enters Aries: A Flower For TheeFake_Fire_Flower

Venus departs Pisces’ wide oceans on Thursday, the 21st, storming Aries’ well defended beaches in a chain mail bikini.  While Venus in Pisces soothed and buffered frictions, in Aries Venus exults in showers of sparks.  Here Venus smiles on the martial sphere, decorating the forge and picking flowers from the battlefield.  Both lust and tempers are inflamed.  Venus will be in Aries until April 15th.  For more on Venus in this particular sign, consult “Venus in Aries: The Red Queen Effect.”

Mars Conjunct Uranus in Aries:  Lightning Rod

red_lightning_stormMars spends the entirety of this week conjoined Uranus in Aries.  The conjunction of these two bodies inflames our need for personal sovereignty.  There is a violent need for independence, and a low threshold for repressive influences.

The energy here is revolutionary, yet volatile.  Under this conjunction, some will find the strength to break away from limiting situations, or burst through restrictive paradigms.  Meanwhile, others will burn bridges and dramatize otherwise functional relationships over trivia.  Be careful what you immolate, for not everything rises like the phoenix.

The road that winds away from the Equinox is lined with these considerations.   Mars, the Sun and Venus will all pass through the Uranus-Pluto square over the coming weeks.  Fire birds and dragons light these skies, and the corpses of old tyrants and would-be phoenixes stock the earth.

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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 astro.com.
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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