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Spring Equinox 2020

 

Spring Equinox Greetings!

 

March 18, 2020

Many blessings to you all for a healthy spring season!

God willing, you all are safe and filled with vitality. I send you all of my heartfelt wishes for good health & happiness!

I write this astrological newsletter with some solemnity as we are in the midst of a global health crisis that at the moment appears to be careening past imaginable boundaries. Yet, there is much to learn and grow from as a global family during these times. Just notice how many people are coming together (despite the isolation) to help each other, pray for each other, and even sing together from their windows and balconies in Italy! (Speaking of Italy, some of you have asked about how my close friends in Italia are doing-all are healthy and safe. But some are going a bit stir-crazy with the drastic restrictions that have forced them to remain indoors. They are allowed to go outside for groceries, medical supplies, and to walk their dogs. My dog-less friends have talked about buying one of the fake dogs offered online so they can leave the house to walk it.)

In my 2020 Forecast in December, I talked about precarious global financial conditions and a period of contraction followed by the rebirth of a new way. I said: "The Saturn-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn in 2020 will test the solidity of the financial system once again...The astrological alignments of 2020 presage the ending of the old way to make space for the new, the innovative, and the experimental." This is certainly rapidly becoming the case! 

40 Days & 40 Nights
Many have asked how long the current global crisis brought on by the spread of the corona virus will last? Planetary alignments suggest a continued deepening and transformative period throughout the month of April with a respite from some of the travel restrictions, limitations on activities, and individuals' isolation likely in May. The 40-day-plus recess from the normal pace of frenetic activity will give Planet Earth an interlude of spiritual purification and transformation-it is time for a global rest & reset. Any potential relapse will likely be much milder.

Biblical symbolism related to great turning points in human history often revolve around the number 40. It rained for 40 days and 40 nights after Noah built his ark (Genesis 7:1-4); Moses spent 40 days on Mount Sinai receiving the 10 Commandments (Exodus 24:18); Jesus fasted and was tempted by Satan in the wilderness for 40 days (Luke 4:1-13, Matthew 4:1-11); and Jesus returned to Earth for 40 days after his resurrection. Forty weeks is the normal gestation period for a new baby.

Re-birth
We are in a period of death and re-birth-going through a ritual purification (the flood) and building a new way of life as did Noah, receiving new directions from our inner selves as did Moses,  going through a symbolic period in the wilderness as did Jesus-and preparing for a resurrection.

Astrological Indicators:
New Moon in Aries & Taurus--March 24 & April 22

Astrological alignments portend a calming of the current crest of the crisis at least one lunar cycle after the Aries New Moon on March 24-the Aries New Moon on March 24 coincides with a powerful conjunction of Mars and Jupiter, Mars and Pluto, Mars and Saturn, and Jupiter and Pluto, all in Capricorn, along with the movement of Saturn from Capricorn to Aquarius on March 21, 2020. The Spring Equinox arrives on March 19/20. A lot of pent-up energy will be dispersed in late March and April due to these planetary alignments. The Taurus New Moon on April 22 (Earth Day) will begin a new cycle.

Corona (Crown)
Significant symbolism also pervades the public face of the current health crisis. Corona means crown in Latin. At the time of the pivotal Saturn-Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020 (which will influence the whole year of 2020), the Sun, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto-all planets having to do with the exercise of power, were in the authoritative, government-oriented sign of Capricorn. Mars joins the line-up in Capricorn until March 30. The crown is associated with power, which is one of the trademarks of the sign of Capricorn. The Moon at the time of the rare Saturn-Pluto planetary conjunction was in Leo, symbolizing the king-who also literally wears a crown (corona). While the threat of the virus is real, issues of power over the masses by a global quarantine (seemingly warranted, of course) should also be on the radar screen. It would not hurt to be vigilant about any over-extension of governmental authority and power. 

Saturn-Pluto Conjunctions
The last time Saturn and Pluto came together as they are in 2020 was in late 1982, when the AIDS virus was discovered. Its discovery led to a transformation of human sexual norms and new social rules evolved. It looks like the corona virus is having a similar impact on social conventions and practices as new social "rules" are quickly evolving.

Roman God Cronos
Finally, the planet Saturn, which rules the constellation of Capricorn, was known as Cronos in Roman myth.  Cronos is the god of time. Cronos has an eerie resonance with the word corona virus. The virus is having a subtle influence over our collective perception of time. The global slowdown caused by international restrictions on travel and the shutdown of most public gatherings has given us more time to slow down to be with ourselves and to   be ourselves. It may be easier for some people to experience their thoughts and feelings, and catch up on ways they have been over-scheduled or over-planned during this interlude. Electronic devices have created a deceptive sense of time as we can do multiple tasks simultaneously at lightening speed-but our minds and bodies may not be processing all that is passing by our fingertips. The evolving global quarantine is giving many people time to take a collective deep breath. Ultimately, we will better appreciate what's truly important-good health! And we will be better for having gone through this interlude together.

Capricorn Planets
Please note that the many planets in Capricorn will bring issues of government, power, control, limitations, and boundaries to the fore at this time. Fiery Mars will be in Capricorn until March 30, Jupiter will be in Capricorn until December 19, Saturn will be in Capricorn until March 21 and again from July 1 to December 16, and Pluto will be in Capricorn until 2024.

Greek God Pan
As we now watch the unfolding of a global pandemic, please note that Pan is the Greek god of shepherds and musicians. He is correlated with Capricorn. The word panic also comes from Pan-Capricorn. So please resist the urge to panic in unknown circumstances. We are all in this together-and we will all help each other get through it. Along with keeping the herd together, Pan also was a musician who invented the panpipe, which was thought to have magical powers. So don't forget the lyrical, poetic, and even magical side of life during this  interiorized time. The panpipe is also considered a hypnotic instrument, so please also be aware to not be hypnotized by the drumbeat of the times-whether it inspires excess fear or a run on supplies at the grocery store.

Stay in Good Spirits
Please take care of your health and stay in good spirits. Use this time to slow down, look within for strength, inner peace, and calm. Reflect, pray, meditate, and make course corrections. Try not to overly worry, and instead strive for positive actions! Please let us all pray for the thousands who have been affected by the virus and for the alleviation of their suffering and the suffering of their loved ones. And let us all continue to pray for good health and vitality for all!

With many prayers and good wishes for love & light,
Laurie


Please Read on for Your Astrological Predictions for the Spring Season!
 

ARIES (March 21 - April 19)
Your energy will be at a peak when Mars conjoins enthusiastic Jupiter just after the Spring Equinox on March 20, 2020. When Mars conjoins profound Pluto on March 22-23, 2020, you will be able to put your metaphorical rams' horns down and get to the bottom of a matter that has been perplexing you for as long as 2 years. Resolution is coming! Your planetary ruler, Mars, is in the disciplined sign of Capricorn until March 30, 2020. This will give you the opportunity to complete tasks that have been left unfinished from the beginning of the year. It also is a time to set proper boundaries and observe practical limitations. Get your house in order and prepare to extend your beneficence and generosity to others when Mars enters Aquarius, the sign of brotherly love on March 30, 2020. Your focus will then shift from your career and reputation to your friendships. Concentrate on your social life and pursue the causes that you believe in under this celestial influence. Your desire to help others will further grow under the influence of Mars in Pisces from May 12 to June 27, 2020. Use these humanitarian energies to establish firm foundations for your positive contributions to the world. Your attention on your work and other responsibilities in the world will come back into focus late in the summer and fall. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5-6, 2020 will reveal a surprising piece of news that will cause a temporary detour in established plans. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will re-focus your energies on your home, family, and new directions. 


TAURUS (April 20 - May 20)
Venus, your planetary ruler, will help you harmonize with others as it travels through the peaceful earth sign of Taurus until April 3, 2020. Others will provide you with the positive support you need to accomplish your goals. A collection of powerful planets in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn-lucky Jupiter, disciplined Saturn, and profound Pluto-will give you new ideas to initiate during the Spring season. Plus, innovative Uranus in Taurus will help you make important changes. The early part of 2020 will help you establish firm foundations for your future plans. A conjunction of Uranus with the Taurus Moon on March 26, 2020, will help you make important changes. Uranus in Taurus will help you re-sculpt habitual patterns to create more evolved ways of doing things. This is a time to experiment with change because nothing transforms you more than the process of change. You have an opportunity to grow by breaking out of rigid routines, attitudes, and life patterns.The conjunction of fortunate Jupiter and profound Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, 2020will help you find an outlet for a hidden talent. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5-6, 2020 will help you discover a valuable financial resource. And a New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will help you discover a new avenue of communications. Your planetary ruler, loving Venus, in Gemini from April 3 to August 7, 2020 will open your mind to new concepts and ways of doing things. Before saying "no," say "let me think about it." Then, truly consider the new direction. Also note that Venus, your planetary ruler, is retrograde in Gemini from May 12 to June 24, 2020. This will be a time to reconnect with loved ones from the past.


GEMINI (May 21 - June 21)
The Spring season will open your heart as loving Venus spends an uncharacteristically long 4 months in Gemini-from April 3 to August 7, 2020. This is due to the retrograde of Venus in Gemini from May 12 to June 24, 2020. Venus normally spends about one month in each sign-so you will experience a quadruple dose of Venus energy this spring and summer. Expect people from your past to return to touch base. Use this time to make contact, catch up, and say all of the things you wanted to say in the past but did not express. You have an opportunity to bring clarity to unclear relationships from the past under Venus retrograde energy. Try to be as candid, clear, and honest as possible about what you were feeling. Your planetary ruler, Mercury, in Aries from April 10-28, 2020, will help you inspire others to embrace your ideas or other new concepts that are important to you. This will be the time to make your influence felt. People born under the sign of Sagittarius, the sign opposite Gemini, will be good sources of inspiration for you! The conjunction of fortunate Jupiter and profound Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, 2020 will help you introspect about new strategies for meeting your emotional and financial needs. In addition, Mercury Retrograde from June 17 to July 12, 2020, will enable you to relax and revisit and rectify your past. Set the record straight whenever possible. And make sure past misunderstandings are resolved from everyone's points of view. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on June 5-6, 2020 will bring a new and influential person into your life. The New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will provide a new financial perspective.

CANCER (June 22 - July 22)
The Spring season will get off to an energetic start under the influence of a New Moon in the fire sign of Aries on March 24, 2020. This will be a day to get a lot done! The New Moon squares Pluto on March 25, 2020, bringing deeply-held feelings to the surface. A conjunction of the Taurus Moon and Uranus on March 26, 2020 may cause you to modify a plan due to a new emotional perspective. A square of the Taurus Moon to Saturn on the same day will cause a push-pull between the past and the future. Ultimately, the future direction will prevail. But you will be able to postpone action on this new direction until the end of this year, when expansive Jupiter and structured Saturn conjoin in the sign of Aquarius on December 21, 2020. Saturn in your opposing sign of Capricorn until March 21 and from July 1 to December 16, 2020 will bring a capable, focused person into your sphere of influence. This person will help you complete a project you have left unfinished. You have done the majority of the work needed, and this additional support will help you bring an important aspect of your life to completion. The Cancer Moon on March 31-April 1, April 27-29, and May 24-26, 2020 will nostalgically draw your sentiments toward the past. However, the overriding planetary patterns of 2020 will draw you to a new and better future! A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on June 5-6, 2020 will strengthen your intuition-pay attention to your premonitions. And a New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21 will help you refine a habitual pattern so you may express the most evolved side of your nature.


LEO (July 23 - August 22)
Your planetary ruler, the Sun, becomes a more potent force in your life during the Spring season as the light of the Sun overtakes the dark of the night. Your increased energy reserves will focus your mind on how to reorganize and restructure key areas of your life, including relationships, work projects, and finances. If there is a way to streamline your daily routines, this is the time to do it! A conjunction of lucky Jupiter in Capricorn with transformative Plutoon April 5, 2020 will help you make much-needed and profound changes to your diet, schedules, cleaning regimen, and organization of your personal belongings. Ask a Capricorn to give you support in reorganizing a disorganized area of your life. Karmic Saturn enters your opposing sign of Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020. This is a good time to take a class or study a new subject. You will feel highly focused and disciplined under this celestial influence. Best relationship days are under the Leo Moon on April 2-3, April 30, and May 27-28. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5-6, 2020 will spark a creative idea. You will be able to put your new idea into effect with the help of a friend. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will help you get in touch with a talent developed earlier in your life-or even a prior incarnation.


VIRGO (August 23 - September 22)
You will be ready to initiate a new project at the Spring Equinox on March 19, 2020. The positive support of Mars in the compatible earth sign of Capricorn until March 30, 2020 will help you build momentum for positive changes. Further planetary support comes from lucky Jupiter, disciplined Saturn, and profound Pluto, all in the ambitious earth sign of Capricorn. Innovative Uranus in the supportive earth sign of Taurus also will fuel your journey into new and unexplored territory. Don't give up-you will eventually gain mastery, and be able to head toward a state of perfection that inspires you. You will experience a second burst of energy for streamlining and making more efficient an ongoing project when fortunate Jupiter conjoins transformative Pluto on April 5, 2020. You function best when your environment is peaceful, organized, and clean. You will be able to get to the root of a disruptive influence at this time. Mars in your opposing sign of Pisces fromMay 12 to June 27, 2020 will give you increased energy to focus on important relationships and will supply the necessary people and materials to accomplish your goals. Make sure to spend some time in meditation and prayer to connect with the magnetic power of your soul. Your magnetic power will amplify your auric field and will help you naturally attract the things you need to get to your next step. The Moon in Virgo on April 5, 2020 will help you make the most of the fortunate Jupiter-Pluto conjunction on the same day. You will receive further celestial support from the Virgo Moon on May 2-3, May 29, and June 30, 2020. 


LIBRA (September 23 - October 23)
Karmic Saturn in the compatible air sign of Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020 will give you a chance to to focus on the fine details of a creative project. A conjunction of lucky Jupiter and profound Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, 2020 will help you focus on the administrative side of your life. Straightening out paperwork, rectifying a credit card balance, or streamlining financial accounts will be productive endeavors at this time. Your planetary ruler, loving Venus, in the compatible air sign ofGemini from April 3 to August 7, 2020 will help you connect with people who have valuable information for you. The new knowledge may spur some short-distance travel. You will feel positive support from the Full Moon in Libra April 7, 2020. This will be an energetic high point for you. Please note that during the retrograde of Venus in Gemini from May 12 to June 24, 2020, you will attract to yourself relationships from the past. Use this time to re-connect and catch up, but please don't become mired in past problems. Planetary energies are introducing you to many new influences that have the potential to deeply transform you in a positive way. Overall, Jupiter, Saturn, and Pluto in Capricorn are influencing you to transform the foundations of your life to integrate your truest and deepest feelings into daily communications. Greater authenticity and candor will metamorphose your relationships to a deeper level of truth and intimacy. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 5-6, 2020 will disrupt a long-distance travel plan. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will make you aware of a new work opportunity.


SCORPIO (October 24 - November 21)
You will feel a rush of positive energy that will help you accomplish your goals when fortunate Jupiter conjoins Pluto, your planetary ruler, on April 5, 2020. Plutonian energy seeks to explore what is hidden beneath the surface. Jupiter expands this urge. The Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn on April 5, 2020 and again on June 30 and November 20, 2020 will emphasize the urgency of excavating beneath the surface of habitual attitudes to discover hidden motivations and agendas. While Jupiter and Pluto are in Capricorn, these discoveries will lead you to transform the underlying systems and structures of your life. This could include everything from the way you plan your daily appointments and routines, to the way you organize your calendar or conduct your business. Something in the structures of your life is about to shift. You will have extra energy to make significant transformations under the Scorpio Moon on April 8-9, May 6-7, and June 2-3, 2020. Your planetary ruler, Pluto in Capricorn, conjoins the Moon on April 14, May 11, and June 8, 2020. These astrological transits will highlight emotional impulses you last experienced when fiery Mars conjoined Pluto in Capricorn on March 22, 2020. The fixity of karmic Saturn in Aquarius will challenge the fixity of Scorpio to sculpt important compromises on an intra-personal level. You will find the midpoint between your desire to be alone and be the ruler of your personal domain of thoughts and feelings with your need to connect deeply with others in large groups and communal settings. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on June 4-5, 2020 will challenge you to express your inner life to others in a more evolved way. Your rich inner psychological resources and creativity will guide you. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will help you unleash pent-up feelings in a productive way that will bring positive transformation to your life. 


SAGITTARIUS (November 22 - December 21)
Lucky Jupiter, your planetary ruler, conjoins depth-seeking Pluto on April 5, 2020, opening the way for you to discover a deeper layer of reality than you have previously explored. You may discover a secret or learn a hidden piece of information. You also may discover a new way of approaching your financial situation. There are likely more resources than you are aware of in one area of your life, while there are fewer resources than you imagined in another area of your life. It is a time to see clearly what is on the table-as well as what is under the table. This is a time for confronting reality in order to balance and rectify-to bring your life into greater harmony and alignment with your soul and higher purpose. Try to gather as much information as possible before making important decisions. Loving Venus in your opposing sign of Gemini from April 3 to August 7, 2020 will open numerous opportunities to connect with others in new, creative, and loving ways. This will be a time to see, explore, and experience the very best qualities in the people you love. This also will be an opportunity to experience the most uplifting, spiritual energies in the people close to you. The retrograde of Venus in Gemini May 12 to June 24, 2020 will give you a chance to re-visit a relationship from the past. You will have the opportunity to re-discover the most positive aspects of this past relationship and to express the best parts of yourself. But ultimately, you will decide to move on to brighter future prospects after the retrograde of Venus completes on June 24, 2020. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on June 5-6, 2020 will give you the upper hand in a partnership. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will help you discover a shadow aspect of a long-standing relationship.


CAPRICORN (December 22 - January 19)
The Spring season will open the way for you to connect with groups of people about financial ventures and building new projects. The consequences of the decisions you make now will last for the next 3 years-so make sure to set firm foundations. Your building plans could involve building a team or building support for a project. Think about what steps are needed to move to the next stage of your life-as if you are building a house brick-by-brick. Then, think about where you would like to go from there. This is an excellent time for strategic planning for your life-whether it involves financial, real estate, or relationship goals. Energetic Mars in Capricorn until March 30, 2020 will help you build momentum to move forward on your important objectives. Fortunate Jupiter in Capricorn conjoining profound Pluto in Capricorn on April 5, 2020 will enable you to discover a hidden layer of information that will help you create a firmer foundation for your important plans. Plus, karmic Saturn in Capricorn until March 21, 2020 and again from July 1 to December 16, 2020 will help you make necessary course corrections. Saturn in Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020 will enable you to focus on your financial picture and streamline your expenditures. The more you give to others, the more abundance that will come to you in unexpected ways! The Moon in Capricorn on April 13-14, May 10-11, and June 6-8, 2020 will strengthen your resolve to put your positive plans into effect. When Saturn returns to Capricorn from July 1 to December 16, 2020, you will be able to concretize your well-thought-out plans. Lucky Jupiter in Capricorn throughout this year, until December 19, 2020, will further support your journey and your enterprising plans.


AQUARIUS (January 20 - February 18)
Disciplined Saturn in Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020 will enable you to set your agenda and put your high-minded ideals into effect. Set your sights on your altruistic goals before implementing your humanitarian vision. Take time to refine the details of your cherished ideas. Meet with trusted friends and associates who can support you and give you constructive suggestions. Mars in Aquarius from March 30 to May 12, 2020 will help you to effectively express your new ideas to others and strengthen your effectiveness. The Sun in Aquarius until February 18, 2020 will also fuel your journey. The Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn on April 5, 2020 will awaken a soulful inspiration. Follow your intuitive heart rather than your logical mind. Combined with the structuring power of Saturn in Aquarius from March 21 to July 1, 2020, you will be able to make your influence felt! The Aquarius Moon at the Spring Equinox (March 19, 2020) will surround you with an amiable, friendly atmosphere. The Aquarius Moon on April 15-16, 2020 will bring more community-oriented people into your sphere of influence. And the confluence of the Aquarius Moon with the retrogrades of loving Venus and lucky Jupiter in retrograde on May 13 and 14, 2020 will bring helpful people from your past back into your life. June's Aquarius Moon on June 9-10, 2020 will create a peaceful and harmonious environment around you. A Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Gemini on June 5-6, 2020 will heighten your creativity. A New Moon Solar Eclipse on June 20-21, 2020 will help you reorganize a long-standing routine.


PISCES (February 19 - March 20)
Communicative Mercury in Pisces from March 16 to April 10, 2020 will help you feel in sync with the environment around you. Your new solar year began at your birthday under the constellation of Pisces from February 18 to March 19, 2020. This initiates a powerful time for you when the vibration of Planet Earth matches your transcendent nature. The noumenal realms of spirit are more influential under the Sign of the Fish than under any of the other signs of the Zodiac. This is also a good time to spend time near water (lakes, rivers, and oceans) or in water-whether it be a swimming pool, jacuzzi, or your bath tub. The fluidity of water helps you get in touch with your naturally flowing nature. The Jupiter-Pluto Conjunction in Capricorn on April 5 will connect you with a spiritual and altruistic group of people. Stick close to them for a new and important direction in your life. Energetic Mars in Pisces from May 12 to June 27, 2020 will give you extra energy to initiate new projects. This will be a powerful counterbalance to the retrogrades of: regenerative Pluto on April 25, structured Saturn on May 10, loving Venus on May 12, and lucky Jupiter on May 13, 2020. This is a time to review the past-and make appropriate course corrections. Draw on your abundant spiritual nature and intuition to guide you to the next steps in your life. The Moon in Pisces on March 21-23, April 17-19, May 15-16, and June 11-12, 2020 will provide positive connections to your intuitive resources and greater support from the people around you. You will feel more in the flow than ever with Mars in Pisces from May 12 to June 27, 2020 and spiritual Neptune in Pisces until 2026. The conjunction of Neptune in Pisces with Mars in Pisces on June 13, 2020 will strengthen your sense of being in the right place at the right time, especially when you focus your mind on manifesting positive outcomes.

- OM -

 

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