Transits & Forecasts

Mercury stations Retrograde in Aries, March 22, 2018 – Unfuckwittable

Art by Michael Hussar - michaelhussar.com
Art by Michael Hussar – michaelhussar.com

There’s nothing un-spiritual about passion, anger, indignation. Not in a world where social hierarchies and structural violence determine the privilege of few and the oppression of many. Not in a world where said hierarchies often enable physical and psychological abuse towards those who are not in a position of power. Not while we are still dismantling prejudice, ignorance, exploitation and greed.

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Mars enters Capricorn, March 17, 2018 – Tunnel Vision

Painting by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎).
Painting by Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎).

The heights of our goals and ambitions are beckoning to us once again, while Mars enters high-reacing, purposeful Capricorn. The transition from the sign of the Archer to that of the Goat, from theory to practice, from prophetic fervour to cold-blooded determination, is in the air – it’s almost palpable. A tension that prompts us to chase, to conquer – methodically, systematically, strategically, no matter how tough or lonesome the climb.

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New Moon in Pisces, March 17, 2018 – Breaking into Heaven

Painting by Rafał Olbiński.
Painting by Rafał Olbiński.

‘Do I contradict myself? Very well, then, I contradict myself; I am large — I contain multitudes.’ — Walt Whitman

In the formless ocean that is Pisces, all contrasts and dychotomies fade away into a blurry, holographic vision – an alluring, enveloping whole. Having passed through the experiences and impressions of the previous eleven archetypes, the last sign of the Zodiac is a multiform, liminal space where opposites can coexist, in an ouroboric continuity.  A lustruous, prismatic place where we can find that poison and cure, end and beginning, sanctity and blasphemy, pleasure and pain are, indeed, one and the same.

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Jupiter stations Retrograde, March 8, 2018 – Unconscious Oracle

"Black Ice", by American Ghoul aka Daniel Vasquez - americanghoul.bigcartel.com
“Black Ice”, by American Ghoul aka Daniel Vasquez – americanghoul.bigcartel.com

If it’s true that ‘the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step‘, it’s also true that life, as a long, tortuous journey, needs its moments of rest, course-correction, introspection – especially while we are wandering through dark territories that bring us face to face with loss, radical transformation and rebirth, as it’s been happening ever since Jupiter went into Scorpio.
Today, the benevolent giant of our solar system, the wayfarer, the Guru, turns to a halt at 23°13 Scorpio, encouraging us to slow down, pull back and make sure we aren’t wandering off the Path that is right for us. 

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Venus enters Aries, March 6, 2018 – Adrenaline

"The Nest", by Katherine Stone - katestoneart.com
“The Nest”, by Katherine Stone – katestoneart.com

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” — Unknown

Ecological Spring and astronomical Spring do not always coincide. Nature is as impatient to push her head skywards as we are – often, regardless of the weather, as early bloomers (like Crocus chrysanthus) braving the snow are not an uncommon sight.